2018 Nordstrom Sale – My Top Picks

Today the Nordstrom Sale (NSale) finally went live to the public! So I wanted to share my top 15 purchases that I made from the sale. I already shared my beauty picks earlier this week, and you can view them here.

Most of the items included in the sale are fall items, which has me super excited for cooler temperatures (as I sit here in the 92 degree heat)! Quick note… a lot of items have unfortunately sold out… I don’t ever remember things selling out this quickly during last year’s sale but I did notice last year that Nordstrom tends to restock items randomly so keep checking back!

I also did my best to choose my top items from ones that are still in stock ‚̧


ONE: Long Sleeve Tee – For this long sleeve top, I thought $29 was a steal, but then I saw that it was marked down to only $18 and I couldn’t pass it up. This will be a great basic piece for the fall and it also comes in black! Top fits tight but true to size.
$18.90 (originally $29)

TWO: STS Blue Emma High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans – You can’t really go wrong with a good pair of denim for $39 and these are really great quality. Another perfect basic for fall. I’ve also really started leaning toward higher waist styles and love the fit on these, which is true to size.
$38.90 (originally $59)

THREE: BP. Varsity Stripe Sweater – This is a great casual piece and for only $25, I couldn’t say no! I would pair this with some skinny jeans and black booties for a casual dinner OR dress it down with some black leggings and a pair of casual sneakers. Oversized fit but true to size.
$25.90 (originally $39)

FOUR: Leith Rib Wrap Sweater – I really like the style of this top and the soft, lavender color is gorgeous on! The ribbed detail also gives it a dressier look. Fit is true to size.
$39.90 (originally $59)

FIVE: Zella Madison Tank – Ok, how adorable is the back of this top. I always say that cute workout gear motivates me to work out more often and now I’ll have another reason to! I also purchased this strappy Zella bra with it, but unfortunately it’s sold out. I also like the lower-cut arm holes to keep me cool during this July heat wave! Fit is loose but true to size.
$25.90 (originally $39)

SIX: BP. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan – I got a lot of basic colored cardigans from last year’s sale, so I went a little bolder with this Pink Cedar color. I love the pockets and the curved detail and is also a great color for fall. I can’t wait to pair this with a white top, some skinnies and my leopard flats for some flare ūüôā¬† I went a size down from my normal size for a tighter and shorter fit in the sleeves.
$31.90 (originally $49)

SEVEN: WAYF Plunging Knot Front Top – I was a little unsure about this top when I initially ordered it, but the fit is super flattering. It’s also great for work with a pair of black slacks, but I could also see me wearing it with some denim cutoffs and platform sandals. Fit is true to size.
$45.90 (originally $69)

EIGHT: Ribbed Body-Con Minidress – This dress was a steal for $30! I was debating between the black or olive color, but ended up going with the black. This is a staple piece for fall. I can see myself dressing it down with a plaid flannel and my Chuck Taylor’s or dressing it up with some patterned pumps for a night out. (I sized down for a tighter fit)
$29.90 (originally $45)

NINE: Leith Tie Front Pant – I purchased these pants because they are unlike anything else I own. Not only do I love the color, but they are work friendly and the high-waist is super slimming, which is always a great bonus! I went with my normal size for these, but the legs are a little long so I will probably need to get them hemmed.
$45.90 (originally $69)

TEN: BP. Plaid Shirt – This is another great basic. I am a sucker for a good flannel and the $32 price tag tempted me to purchase in every color. However, the green just stuck out to me and is gorgeous for fall with some black legging (see Spanx below) and nude boots. Fits true to size. Size up for a bigger/boy fit.
$31.90 (originally $49)

ELEVEN: Chelsea28 Lace Yoke Top: I originally fell in love with the intricate lace detail on this top, but I also like the Rust Cider color, which is perfect for fall! True to size.
$45.90 (originally $69)

TWELVE: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – I’ve always wanted to try a pair of Spanx leggings because I’ve heard such great reviews, but with a $100 price tag, I was reluctant. So imagine how happy I was when I saw these on sale… I can’t wait to try them and hopefully they live up to the hype ūüôā
$64.90 (originally $98)

THIRTEEN: Caslon Aiden Wedge Sneaker – This is the perfect casual sneaker. I got these in black but I almost wish I had gotten them in the Taupe color. Here’s to hoping they come back in stock in my size! Also, how adorable is the perforated detail?!
$79.90 (originally $119.95)

FOURTEEN: Nike Free RN 2018 Running Shoe – I definitely needed a new pair of running shoes (mine are about 3 years old) and I’ve had my eyes on this pair for a while. I love Nike for running shoes specifically and I am obsessed with this “Rose/Gunsmoke” color! (Also comes in a cargo khaki color)
$74.90 (originally $100)

FIFTEEN: Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie – I have found that flat booties are so much more practical than my heeled booties, so I ordered these! I love the moto-inspired detail, which makes this shoe so unique.
$99.90 (originally $149.95)

Would love to hear from all of you what you’re shopping today and what your favorites are?! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and happy shopping!



2018 Nordstrom Sale – Beauty Picks

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! In case you haven’t heard, early access to Nordstrom’s annual NSale began on Thursday, July 12. The early access is for card holders only, but public access begins on July 20. The sale ends and prices increase on August 6! I think this year is even BETTER than last year and I am so excited to share with you my top beauty picks in today’s post.


If you do not have a card and would like to apply to gain early access, you can do so here. To see everything that’s included in this year’s sale, you can view the look book here.

Also, (side note) a lot of clothing items have already “sold out,” however, Nordstrom holds on to some of that inventory for when the sale goes public and will periodically restock throughout the 3 and a half week sale.


ONE: Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump – The BEST lotion ever! I always buy a new one during the Anniversary sale and the jumbo bottle lasts me a full year.
$52 (originally $75)

TWO: Sara Happ The Lip Expert Coconut Set – This two piece lip treatment comes with a coconut scrub to exfoliate your lips and then a Luxe Lip Balm to hydrate! This will leave your lips feeling so smooth!
$32 (originally $46)

THREE: T3 White and Chrome Cura Hair Dryer – I’ve had this hair dryer for about 3 years now and it’s completely worth the investment! I naturally have dry hair and it helps reduce frizz and maintains the shine.
$134 (originally $200)

FOUR: T3 Grey SinglePass Curl 1.25″ Curling Iron – This is definitely on my wishlist. I love T3 products and purchased their interchangeable wand during last year’s sale and I use it all the time. Would love to try their new curling iron!
$107 (originally $160)

FIVE: Skinny Dip Pink + Rose Gold Manicure Set – My mom got me a similar set about 6 years ago for Christmas and I STILL have it. I take it with me everywhere. It can easily fit it in my purse and those scissors come in handy more times than you would think!
$23 (originally $42)

SIX: Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lipstick Set – This is also on my wishlist. I have heard really great things about Charlotte Tilbury products and this sale is the perfect opportunity to try more expensive products at a lower price!
$60 (originally $90)

SEVEN: Voluspa Maison Blanc Two -Wick Tin Candle Set – I also got a set of these from last year’s sale and I STILL have not burned through all of them (only 1). However, these candles smell amazing and make the best gifts!
$29.50 (originally $48)

EIGHT: Alterna Caviar Set – I’ve heard amazing things about this shampoo and I am so excited to try it and see if it lives up to the hype! Before I order the larger set though, I am doing the trail size to make sure I like it.
$72 (originally 114)

NINE: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase –¬† I am really excited to get this in the mail. I have always wanted to try these pillowcases and it’s much cheaper than the other pillowcase included in the sale (which is $110)!
$39 (originally $60)

TEN: Nars Undressed Liquid Lip Set II – I love NARS lip brand, they are definitely worth the money and last all day! I feel like the colors in this kit are great everyday basics and I’m excited to try some new ones at a discount ūüôā
$49 (originally $104)

ELEVEN: Impressions Vanity Co. Touch Trifold XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror – So I have never actually owned a nice makeup mirror and I am so excited to try this out. I was debating between this one and a smaller version (both included in the sale). If this one is too big than I may just exchange for the smaller one.
$58.90 (originally $89)

Any other beauty favorites you’ve found in the sale that aren’t in my top 11? Leave me a comment -I’d love to try them out! I’ll be following up later this week with some of my favorites from the sale in activewear, clothing and accessories!


July 4th Sale Guide

Happy [ALMOST] 4th of July! This has always been one of my favorite holidays (mostly because it involves the beach, sunshine and hamburgers)! Another reason to love America’s birthday even more, are the major sales that just about every retailer has going on right now! I got a lot of positive feedback on my Memorial Day Sale Guide, so I wanted to make sure I did one for July 4th ūüôā I will say though, I am a little disappointed in the sales this year… I think the deals over Memorial Day were much better, but hey, there’s always Labor Day!

  • Abercrombie:¬†Best of summer sale 40-60% off and all swim $20
  • Ann Taylor:¬†40% off full price styles and extra 60% off sale with code CELEBRATE¬†through 7/5
  • Banana Republic:¬†20% off fully price styles and extra 50% off sale¬†through 7/4
  • Baublebar: Up to 75% off sale items, no code needed
  • Belk:¬†Up to 70% off bonus buys or $20 off $50 through 7/4
  • BlankNYC: 30% off everything with code YES30
  • Bloomingdales:¬†Extra 20% or 30% or 40% on select sale items through 7/4
  • Bourbon & Boweties:¬†30% off sitewide with code FIREWORK (I am so so excited about this one – this is one of my fav jewelry sites – I LOVE their bangles)!
  • Express:¬†Up to 50% off everything through 7/9
  • Francesca‚Äôs:¬†Buy one get two 50% off with final sale as low as $1.97 through 7/5
  • Gap:¬†40% off everything with code GO4TH¬†through 7/4
  • H&M: Up to 70% off + deals from $4 through 7/4
  • J. Crew:¬†30% off with code ALLSTAR¬†through 7/5
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything plus an extra 20% off with code SUPERSTAR through 7/4
  • Kate Spade:¬†Extra 40% off sale items with code BIGBIGBIG¬†through 7/5
  • Kendra Scott: Over 300 new markdowns up to 40% off
  • Levi’s:¬†Extra 50% off sale items with code SALE50 and 20% off 1 item or 30% off 2 or more items with code MORE30 through 7/10
  • Lord and Taylor:¬†20% off regular and sale items with code¬†JULY¬†through 7/4
  • Lucky Brand:¬†40% off summer essentials and up to 70% off sale through 7/4
  • Lulus: Extra 30% off sale items with code SUNNY30
  • Macy‚Äôs:¬†Save up to 20% with code FOURTH¬†through 7/8 OR save 25% when you donate $3 to veterans and military families. (They receive 100% of the profits)!
  • Madewell:¬†20% off summer must-haves with code SPARKLER¬†through 7/5
  • Michael Kors:¬†Up to 70% off semi-annual sale items through 7/30
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more up to 30% with code SAVEMORE through 7/8
  • Saks OFF Fifth:¬†Extra 40% off with code AMERICA¬†+ an extra 30% designer with code DESIGNER
  • Sam Edelman:¬†Additional 20% off sale with code 4THOFSAM¬†through 7/5
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles through 7/4

I hope you all have a happy and SAFE Independence Day!


Memorial Day 2018 Sale Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve done a sale guide, but with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, there are tons of sales going on at some major retailers that you need to know about! AND, if you also need some outfit inspo for the weekend, look no further than this adorable white jumpsuit! I’ve also linked other MDW friendly jumpsuits below…






Outfit Details: Jumpsuit: Bevello, old (similar, almost identical only $58) | Shoes: Marc Fisher, $69 from DSW (similar, similar only $30) | Bag: Red Dress Boutique, $69 (similar only $36) | Earrings: Kendra Scott Рshop their sale below! (similar) | Initial Necklace: Gift (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties, from $24 | Watch: Michael Kors, old (similar, similar) | Lips: Bareminerals Buttercream Matte in BO$$

Other jumpsuits for the weekend that I’m loving right now: (P.S. they are ALL under $50)!



Now… for what you all are probably more interested in… the sales! See my complete guide for all the sales from some of my favorite retailers below:

  • Abercrombie:¬†40% off through Monday, 5/28 (no code needed)
  • Ann Taylor:¬†40% off with code SOREADY through Sunday, 5/27
  • Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRSUMMER through Monday, 5/28
  • Baublebar: Up to 70% off Memorial Day Sale
  • Belk: $10 off $40, $30 off $100, and $50 off of $150 through Monday, 5/28
  • BlankNYC: 30% off everything with code BNYC30 through Monday, 5/28
  • Bloomingdales:¬†Big Brown Bag Sale: save 20-50% on select regular price items and an extra 40-50% off sale items + get a $50 reward for every $200 spent through Monday, 5/28
  • Express:¬†Up to 50% off everything through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Francesca‚Äôs:¬†BOGO 50% through Saturday, 5/26 + 30% off swim shop
  • Free People: 40% off of summer essentials through Sunday, May 27
  • Gap:¬†Up to 50% off everything (extra 20% off with code PARTY) + free shipping through Saturday, 5/26
  • Guess:¬†Up to 30-50% off + free pool float with $85 purchase through Monday, 5/28!
  • H&M: Memorial Day deals up to 60% off starting at $4.99 through Tuesday, 5/29
  • J. Crew:¬†40% off with code GETAWAY through Monday, 5/28
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything with code WINWIN through Monday, 5/28
  • Kate Spade:¬†30% off sale items with code GREATFIND through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Kendra Scott: Spend $100 get 15% off, spend $200 get 20% off, spend $300+ get 25% off, no code needed through Monday, 5/28
  • Levi’s:¬†30% off sitewide through Wednesday, 5/30
  • Loft:¬†40% off everything with code LONGWKND through Saturday, 5/26
  • Lord and Taylor:¬†25% off almost everything with code GIVE through Monday, 5/28
  • Lucky Brand:¬†30-50% off everything, no code needed through Monday, 5/28
  • Lulus: Extra 30% off sale items with code RAINBOW30 through Monday, 5/28
  • Macy‚Äôs:¬†Save up to 20% with code MEMDAY through Monday, 5/28
  • Madewell:¬†20% off dresses with code PRETTYPLEASE through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Michael Kors:¬†Extra 25% off sale items through Monday, 5/28
  • Nine West:¬†30% off everything through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Nordstrom: Half yearly sale, prices as marked through June 3
  • Old Navy:¬†50% tees, tanks, shorts and swim and 30% off dresses
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more up to 30% with code SAVEMORE through Monday, 5/28
  • Saks Fifth Avenue:¬†Designer sale, up to 40% off select items
  • Saks OFF Fifth: 20% off clearance with code MEMORIAL through Monday, 5/28
  • Sam Edelman:¬†30% off sitewide with code SAMXMDW30 through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Sephora: Save up to 60% on must have beauty for a limited time
  • Shopbop: Up to 40% off warm weather styles
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Steve Madden:¬†25% off + free shipping with code SUMMER25
  • Urban Outfitters:¬†Items up to 50% off – no specified end date
  • Wayfair: Up to 70% off select departments through Tuesday, 5/29

Last, but definitely not least, I wanted to make sure to note the true meaning of this holiday. To most of us, Memorial Day is all about the picnics, parties, BBQs, [discounts and sales], etc. However, this day is really meant to commemorate those who died in active military service while protecting our country and our freedoms. Take some time this weekend to think about our fallen (and current) heroes and their families, and be thankful for all of the lives that were sacrificed so we can enjoy the picnics, BBQs and most importantly, each other!

Enjoy the long weekend ‚̧


A New Day has come (to Target)

Cue Celine Dion… A New Day Has Come, and it’s at Target! A New Day is a newer, affordable clothing line at Target and I am officially obsessed! You can now get trendy, stylish pieces for a lot less (think Target prices)!

Not only do they have clothing (for all body shapes and sizes), but they also have shoes, handbags, hats and many other accessories.


They have a lot of colorful handbags (like the one I am wearing), which really brings a pop of color to a plain black and white outfit. They also have THE cutest shoes (and super reasonably priced) like the ones I am wearing below. These fur lined flats were so popular that they sold out so quickly in a lot of sizes. (Order a half size up).  However, I was able to find a pair that looks almost identical here!

I also love the fact that this line includes every day basics like this plain v-neck t-shirt for only $8 (or 2 for $14) and it comes in 11 colors! It’s hard to find basic pieces at reasonable prices, so I have been stocking up!






Outfit Details: Scarf: Target, $18 (similar) | Earrings: Baublebar, $22 (also love these Kenneth Jay Lane earrings marked down to $17 from $88!) | Sweater: Nordstrom, old (similar for $26, similar in blue) | Bag: Target, $20 (similar, also love this one) | Jeans: Nordstrom, old (similar, similar only $32) | Shoes: Target, $24 (almost identical) | Lip: Bareminerals Matte, $18 in Scandal

Shop more of my favorite items from A New Day at Target below. OR shop the full A New Day collection here.



ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE (perfect for spring)!







I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Labor Day Sales

HAPPY FRIDAY! We finally made it through the week.

Is it just me or has this summer FLOWN by?! I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is finally here, but that means‚Ķ tons and tons of sales! Retailers will pretty much use any holiday as an excuse to have a sale, which is completely ok with me! However, before shopping these sales, refer to my to my¬†sale shopping guide¬†to make sure you’re not just spending money on something because it’s on sale.

I have done these types of posts for past holidays and ya’ll seem to love them so I will keep them coming! Below, I have summed up some of my favorite stores and additional stores that are having some amazing sales over the long weekend.¬†Hopefully, we will have great weather, but if you are stuck inside or have a chance to get to the mall, make sure to check out the stores below…

  • Aldo: Buy one, get one 40% off + up to 60% off sale styles ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Ann Taylor:¬†50% off full price and extra 50% off sale styles ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Banana Republic:¬†40% off everything, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Bare Minerals: Spend $100, get $30 off, Spend $75, get $20 off, spend $50, get $10 off ‚Äďends Tuesday, 9/5
  • BaubleBar:¬†Additional 20% off sale styles, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Belk:¬†Up to 70% off deals and $10 off $50 with code¬†80073214, $25 off $100 with code¬†59940549 ‚Äďends 9/2
  • Bloomingdales:¬†Save 40-60% on almost all sale items, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Crate and Barrel: 15% off full price items with code SAVE15 ‚Äďends 9/4
  • DSW:¬†Up to 65% off compare-at prices + $10 for every $50 spent
  • Express:¬†40% off everything, no coupon needed ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Francesca‚Äôs:¬†Buy one, get two 50% off, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/6
  • Free People:¬†Additional 25% off sale styles, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Gap:¬†Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off with code GETMORE ‚Äďends 9/2
  • H&M:¬†Deals from $5 (up to 60% off) + free shipping with code 1869 ‚Äďends 9/4
  • J. Crew:¬†30% off entire purchase with code YESPLEASE ‚Äďends 9/4
  • J. Crew Factory:¬†50% off everything + extra 50% off clearance with code DELISH ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Kate Spade:¬†Extra 30% off sale items with code GOLDEN ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Kendra Scott: 15% off $100+, 20% off $150+, 25% off $200+, ends 9/5
  • Loft:¬†30% off full price styles + extra 50% off sale ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Lord and Taylor:¬†Up to 80% off clearance with code LABORDAY, buy one get one 50% off jeans, up to 20% off regular prices ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Lucky Brand:¬†Buy one, get one 50% off, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Lulus: Take an extra 40% off sale items with code 40SAVE
  • Macy‚Äôs:¬†Extra 20% off + free shipping with code LBDAY ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Marc Fisher:¬†Take 30% off sale styles with code SUMMER17 ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Michael Kors: 25% off already reduced styles + free shipping over $50 ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Nine West:¬†Take an extra 30% off sale items, no code needed ‚Äďends 9/5
  • Nordstrom Rack: Extra 25% off clearance, prices as marked ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Off Broadway Shoes:¬†Buy one, get one 50% all shoes + $10 off $75 with code LABORDAY ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 75% off, online only ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles, sales are final ‚Äďends 9/4
  • Target:¬†Up to 30% off home updates + save an extra 15% with code LABORDAY
  • Tory Burch:¬†End of summer sale ‚Äďup to 60% off
  • Urban Outfitters:¬†Extra 30% off sale, no code needed “limited time”
  • White House Black Market:¬†End of season sale up to 60% off ‚Äďends 9/6

As usual, I will continue to update this when I see new sales pop up. I was a little disappointed to see some of my stores weren’t having any deals yet, so I will check back periodically and update as needed! AND if I missed a store, let me know and I will add it to my list!

I hope everyone has a happy and SAFE Labor Day Weekend!¬†‚̧

P.S. Even though it’s Labor Day, I’ll still be wearing tons of white this fall!


Your July 4th Sale Guide

Fourth of July weekend is HERE! Which means… sales on sales on sales! I have done these types of posts for past holidays but have kind of gotten away from doing them. I received a few requests to do a sale guide for July 4th, so here you go!

Below, I have summed up some of my favorite stores and additional stores that are having some MAJOR and amazing sales this weekend. When I post these sale guides, I always like to link back to my sale shopping guide that I posted last Fourth of July for tips. Fingers crossed for great weather, but if you are stuck inside or have a chance to get to the mall, below are some stores you definitely want to check out!

  • Ann Taylor:¬†50% off everything with code¬†JUSTBEACHY
  • Anthropologie:¬†Summer tag sale extra 30% off sale no code needed
  • ASOS:¬†$50 off $200 code FREE50, $70 off $250 code FREE70, $100 off $350 code FREE100
  • Banana Republic:¬†Extra 40% off regular priced items with code BRNEW and extra 50% off sale items
  • BaubleBar:¬†Up to 75% off with 20% off all sale items
  • Belk:¬†Extra $30 off $100 with code 94133800¬†‚Äďends Tuesday, 7/4
  • Bloomingdales:¬†Save 20-40% on sale items through 7/4
  • Coach:¬†50% off sale styles, no code needed
  • Dillards:¬†Take an additional 30% off sale, no code needed
  • DSW:¬†price drop clearance event¬†with¬†up to 70% off retail prices ‚Äďno code needed
  • Express:¬†50% off tees, shorts, dresses and more through Tuesday, 7/4
  • Francesca‚Äôs:¬†Buy one regular price item, get one 50% off, ends 7/5
  • Free People: 40% off select styles through 7/4, no code needed
  • Gap:¬†‚Äď 40% off your purchase with code JULY through 7/2
  • Goodnight Macaroon
  • H&M:¬†$4 deals with up¬†to 70% off, no coupon needed
  • J. Crew:¬†Extra 50% off sale styles with code SALETIME through 7/2
  • J. Crew Factory:¬†50% off everything with code¬†FOURTHFUN
  • Jack Rodgers:¬†Up to 60% off select styles through 7/4, no code needed
  • Kate Spade:¬†Extra 40% off sale items with code¬†SUNNY¬†‚Äďends 7/5
  • Kendra Scott: 15% off color bar with code COLOR through 7/4
  • Loft:¬†50% off everything with code¬†SPARKLER
  • Lord and Taylor:¬†25% off clearance and 20% off regular price items with code¬†FOURTH¬†‚Äďends 7/4
  • Lucky Brand:¬†40% off summer essentials ‚Äďno code¬†needed through 7/4
  • Lulus: Up to 20% off everything (spin to win) through 7/4
  • Macy‚Äôs:¬†Take an extra 20% off with code FOURTH¬†through 7/4
  • Nine West: Buy two and get 40% off, no code needed through 7/1
  • Off Broadway Shoes:¬†$10 off on $65 and BOGO 50% off footwear with code FIREWORKS10
  • Old Navy:¬†Entire store is on sale for up to 60% off, no code needed
  • Rebecca Minkoff:¬†Summer sale up to 60% off select items, no code needed
  • Red Dress Boutique: Half price summer sale
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 70% off designer collections, no code needed
  • Steve Madden:¬†25% off and free shipping with code FIREWORKS ‚Äďends 7/4
  • Target: Up to 30% off home, patio and furniture with code AMERICA and 20% clothes, shoes and accessories
  • Tory Burch:¬†Extra 30% off sale items with code¬†EXTRA30¬†‚Äďends 7/10
  • Urban Outfitters:¬†30% off all sale items, no code needed
  • Vera Bradley:¬†50% off sale, no code needed ‚Äďends July 4 PLUS free shipping and beach towel with purchases over $100
  • White House Black Market:¬†Semi-annual sale, up to 70% off, no code needed

As usual, I will continue to update this when I see new sales pop up. I was a little disappointed to see some of my stores weren’t having any deals yet, so I will check back tomorrow and update as needed! I hope everyone has a happy and SAFE fourth of July holiday! Cheers ‚̧

Stay Chic,

8 Vacation Staples

We are half-way through summer, and a lot of you are gearing up for beach/lake trips and vacations! Lately, I’ve gotten the urge to take a trip somewhere -even if it’s just for the weekend. Last Friday I traveled up to West Virginia to visit the beautiful Summersville lake. The lake was made from an old rock quarry and the water was SO clean!

Obviously, I have already started thinking ahead about vacation style and what I should pack for another upcoming trip. There are so many fun trends that will get you through the rest of this summer and into fall. So I wanted to share my favorites with you! Packing for vacation is always one of the hardest things for me to do (I am a compulsive over-packer)… but as long as you bring some of these staple pieces with you, you can’t go wrong!


1.  Tassels! (Earrings, tops, dresses, etc.)


Tassel earrings are one of my newest obsessions. However, I started noticing that there are now tassels on everything… bags, shoes, dresses, tops, etc. and it’s hard to resist this up and coming trend. Shop my favorites below.


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2.  Pom Pom Sandals


This is a trend I LOVE but definitely would not splurge on. These sandals are a fun way to spice up an otherwise ‘plain’ outfit, but I honestly don’t get a ton of wear out of them so that’s why I opted for this more affordable pair from DSW.


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3.  Straw hat and totes

There is honestly nothing worse than getting sunburn on your face and/or scalp. This just happened to me recently and it was miserable! Normally I wear a straw hat, but forgot to bring it with me this time. Lesson learned and I will never forget it again!


I just love a big floppy straw hat on the beach to protect my sensitive skin from the sun. But lately I have also started wearing smaller ones and styling them to incorporate it into my outfits. I also love pairing my hats with a straw beach tote or clutch. There’s also no better way to say “summer” than a chic straw clutch.


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4.  Crop Tops

This is an obvious piece for hot summer days. What better way to cool off than a cute, breezy crop top?! These pieces are also great to pair with shorts and wear to the beach, it can also easily be transitioned from the beach to a night out for dinner and drinks with a cute pair of wedges.


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5.  Rompers

If I ever can’t decide what to wear, rompers are usually my go to piece. I can never get enough of them! They are great if you want to pull off a dressier look without actually wearing a dress, but also offers the convenience of shorts (especially if you’re at the beach where it can be a bit windy)!


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6.  Palm Print

I have seen palm prints EVERYWHERE! From bathing suits and dresses to throw pillows and paintings. What better way to feel like you are in a tropical oasis than to shower yourself in gorgeous green palm print pieces?


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7.  Subtle Stripes

I am more of a subtle stripe person. There is just something about big, bold stripes that don’t look great on me ‚Äďand that’s ok! Luckily, subtle/seer sucker stripes have been huge this season and offer a great alternative for me.


I have been wearing this comfy flats on repeat all summer!¬†The black and white stripes make them versatile, AND I don’t own any other shoes like this (shocking, I know).


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8.  Small Block Heels


Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pair of high 4″ or more heels, but on vacation, small block heels look just as cute and are MUCH more practical. They also take up less room in your suitcase! I recently bought a pair of nude ones from Nordstrom Rack for $16 and I could NOT believe it! I ended up going back and actually buying them in black too! Unfortunately, they have since sold out, but view some other options below. My FAVORITE are the floral printed ones. ūüôā


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Anyone have any upcoming trips? I’d love to hear where you are going! Hope everyone has an amazing week!


Black Friday Sale Guide

Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!¬†I hope everyone enjoys todays holiday and has safe travels.

After Thanksgiving is over and the table is cleared, the holiday shopping season officially begins ‚Äďstarting with Black Friday tomorrow!

If any of you are planning to face the madness that is Black Friday tomorrow morning, I have put together a list of my top favorite stores and the amazing discounts that are going on. If you choose to forego the craziness and sleep in, have no fear ‚Äďa lot of these sales are also available online!

  • Aldo: 20% off regular price with code FRIDAY + several styles up to 50% off
  • Ann Taylor:¬†50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
  • ASOS:¬†30% off everything¬†with code THANKFUL30
  • Banana Republic:¬†50% off 5 regular priced items with code BRFIVE
  • Baublebar: Extra 35% off everything with code VIP35
  • Belk:¬†$10 off $50 with code 11408809
  • Bloomingdales:¬†Buy more, save more ‚Äďtake 20% off $200+ and 15% off $100-$200
  • Dillards:¬†Take an additional 50% off permanently reduced merchandise
  • DSW:¬†Buy 2 get 20% off
  • Everything but Water: Extra 40% off sale styles
  • Express:¬†50% off everything ‚Äďends tomorrow, 11/25 at noon
  • Francesca‚Äôs:¬†30% off everything ¬†& 40% off boots
  • French Connection: 40% off everything with code F40BLF
  • Gap:¬†50% off your entire purchase with code TGIF50
  • H&M:¬†20% off your entire purchase + $3 deals for up to 70% off
  • J. Crew:¬†40% off everything with¬†code HOLIDAY
  • J Crew Factory: 50‚Äď60% off everything
  • Kate Spade:¬†Extra 30% off everything¬†with code THANKFUL
  • Kendra Scott:¬†20%¬†everything with code¬†SALE20
  • Loft:¬†50% off everything¬†with code BERRYGOOD
  • Lord and Taylor:¬†Extra 20‚Äď25% off with code THANKS¬†+ $20 your $160 purchase with code BONUS
  • Lucky Brand:¬†50% off everything
  • Macy‚Äôs: Extra 20% off with code THANKS
  • Madewell:¬†25% off your purchase with code¬†THATSALE
  • Michael Kors:¬†Spend $250 and get 25% off or spend $300 and get 30% off with code HOLIDAY
  • Nine West:¬†50% off (almost) everything + an additional 20% off $125+
  • Nordstrom:¬†Extra 20% off¬†select sale items
  • Off Broadway Shoes:¬†Buy one get one¬†free on boots (all others are BOGO 50% off)
  • Old Navy:¬†50% off¬†everything
  • Pier 1:¬†Up to 30% off… 20% off mirrors, lighting, wall decor and more!
  • Pottery Barn: 20% off your order with code GIVETHANKS
  • Rebecca Minkoff:¬†25% off all orders over $100 (sale is up to 75% off)
  • Revolve: 50% off sale in select items
  • Shopbop: 15% off $200+ or 20% off $500+ or $25% off $800 with code GOBIG16
  • Steve Madden:¬†8 days of sales -today: BOGO 70% off +¬†free ship with code HUNGRY
  • Tory Burch: 30% off $250+ with code THANKS
  • Urban Outfitters:¬†Buy one, get one 50%¬†off¬†all apparel
  • Vera Bradley:¬†50% off hundreds of¬†styles
  • White House Black Market:¬†Extra 30% off your full price purchase¬†with code¬†53194

Hopefully this helps ya’ll get some shopping done tomorrow! If you need gift ideas for women check out my recent Gifting Guide post!¬†Also, if you plan to shop at your local mall, all of the sales can be extremely overwhelming so make sure to check out my tips for smart sale shopping.


Gifting Guide ‚Äď For the BFF

You can fight it all you want but the Holidays have pretty much arrived and if you are like me, so has the stress of gift buying.

I have come to the conclusion that it’s not so much the spending money that stresses us¬†out, but the heavy¬†expectation we¬†set for ourselves to buy the perfect gifts for loved ones and close friends. “Will they actually use this?” “Will they like this?” “Will this fit?” “Is this too much money to spend on them?” The list goes on and on.

So this month I am going to try and help you all out with a series of gift guide posts for those special people in your lives. Hopefully these guides will make shopping easier and your holidays less stressful. First up… let’s start with the BFF. Everyone has a go-to friend they can always count on, and what better way to celebrate her than with a thoughtful gift? Here are some fool-proof suggestions she is going to love!


JEWELRY – For the fashionista

Diamonds are a¬†Jewelry is a girl’s best friend.

You don’t have to indulge in expensive baubles for your girl friend, but I guarantee you she would¬†love a¬†fun statement pair of¬†earrings! There are so many websites and retail stores where you can buy quality jewelry at affordable prices. One of my favorites is BaubleBar. They have so many fun¬†and trendy pieces at affordable prices that I can never just buy one thing from them! They also have a great rewards program (get 15% off your first purchase) and they just released their holiday gift shop you can view here.

Shop the images below for more jewelry gift ideas at various price ranges:



SERVERWARE РFor the hostess

My mother always taught me never to show up to a party empty handed. Usually for holiday parties I always bring a nice bottle of wine or a small appetizer. However, I also have some friends that simply LOVE to entertain. A set of wine glasses, a fancy cheese plate or a nice serving platter may be the perfect gift for a friend like this.

Make sure if you are getting a gift for a friend who loves to host parties and entertain, you either go neutral OR match their current dinner/serving dishes and decor. (To be safe, I would go with the first option). Shop some of my favorite options below:



WARM WEATHER ESSENTIALS ‚Äď For that friend who’s always cold (AKA me)

I will be the first to admit that I am the¬†person who is always freezing. I tend to turn up the thermostat when my boyfriend isn’t looking, I keep a blanket in one of my drawers at work and I have an extra pair of mittens in¬†my car. Like most people, I hate being cold and if you have a friend like me you may want to consider getting them one of my favorite gifts below. Last Christmas, I got this blanket from my mom and ¬†it’s seriously the softest, coziest blanket I have ever owned! You can also never have too many blanket scarves and the mittens are touch screen friendly!



TRAVEL ESSENTIALS ‚Äď For the girl on the go

Now a days I feel like so many of my friends have to travel for work. These make great gifts for those girls on the go! I don’t travel a lot but when I do all of these items really come in handy! The headphones are a no brainer and I love that they come with a little pouch so they don’t get ruined or tangled up in my bag. I have also noticed that when I travel my cell phone battery tends to run out a lot quicker than usual. These adorable portable chargers are the perfect solution!

If you have a friend that travels and you know she does not have a hanging travel bag this gift is PERFECT. I have had my Vera Bradley hanging organizer for over 10 years and it’s still in excellent condition. The lined pockets also make it easy to clean. The Lilly Pulitzer travel bag is my new favorite! It actually folds down to a small 6″ x 6″ square. It’s also only $58 and comes in one other cute pattern!



FESTIVE GIFTS ‚Äď For the holiday¬†queen

I don’t know many people who¬†don’t enjoy the holidays, but there are those (like my mother) who go above and beyond when it comes to Christmas. Every nook and cranny of our 5 bedroom house is decorated from top to bottom. I absolutely love that she does this and it always gets me in the Christmas spirit! These gifts are great options for friends (or even teachers, moms, etc.) who just love to spread holiday cheer.



If you STILL¬†can’t make up your mind here are some other gift options. Most girls always need an agenda and you can never have too many stationery items. I also love buying¬†these mini O.P.I. nail polish sets because you get so much more for your money. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a bottle of nail polish and maybe only used it once or twice.


If you still feel lost, my advice is to go for something personalized. You can never really go wrong here and it shows that you actually put time and effort into finding them the perfect holiday present.

HAPPY SHOPPING! The holidays will be here before you know it!