Month: July 2017

Mondays are too much.

Aren’t they, though? They’re demanding, they sneak up on you and they require more attention than we really should have to give them. All in favor of 3–or even 4–day weekends say ‘I’ loud and proud! Honestly for me, Mondays aren’t nearly as bad as they use to be. Instead of dragging my bright-eyed late self into a stuffy corporate office, I now head outside in shorts + a tank & a sports bra to work. And our current hours are only 10-6 so I seriously can’t complain. It also helps that the sun & fresh air give me all the feels and the small team we have at the moment is fabulous. There’s so much truth behind the fact that when you find something you truly love and are passionate about in a job that it becomes so much more than work and more so yet another facet of life. Why it took me nearly 7 years after college to figure that out is beyond me but better now than 10 years from now or even maybe never! So while Mondays themselves can still suck it, I don’t dislike them nearly as much as I use to.

This dress is definitely NOT too much.

I’ve been drawn to a lot of feminine pieces lately and it has kind of surprised me. I think it has a lot to do with me wearing a lot of athletic wear and minimal makeup during the days so when I am getting dressed for the evenings/weekends I want to let my girly side reign. Whether it’s been lace, floral, soft pastel tones or a bright lip, I can’t stop adding pretty things to my online carts. I even ordered two new bras {THIS ONE in Cherry & Cosmetic} to liven up what’s going on underneath as well. I’m quite proud of myself actually! In the Spring I was feeling like my style was going a bit stagnant; not that I didn’t have plenty of clothes to choose from but that I was lacking inspiration within my own closet and didn’t have a desire to really put an effort into my style. The Universe has realigned for me and that enthusiasm is back in full force. That is both good news for my soul and for the blog! I have so many fun looks pulled for the next few weeks, as well as for early Fall because clearly the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is/was full of ALL the Fall goodies.

So back to this actual look…pink + ruffles + a floral print? Usually I’d say ‘too much‘ but I really don’t think it is! It’s such an fun mini dress and it has a fabulous twirl factor. Because it’s quite loud, it requires minimalism everywhere else. These wedges were a no-brainer to pair with the OTS dress and I’ve been SO HAPPY with how much use I have gotten from them. I was a little skeptical on the price-tag because in reality they’re only really a shoe I can wear a few months out of the year but they’ve already paid for themselves! Super loose, soft waves and my engraved bar necklace complete one of the most simple Summer looks. Whether you need an easy outfit for a Bridal Shower or something to throw on for a date night, you can’t beat the price–only $20!–or the dress itself. I found a few other very similar options, too! Loving the vampy vibes of THIS mini, the soft hues of THIS one are perfection, can’t beat the price of THIS cutie and I’m obsessed with the extra details of THIS dress.

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 It’s official. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public at 2am tomorrow! Eeek! So exciting for y’all that aren’t cardholders and have been lusting over some of the Early Access items that you’re probably seeing everywhere. While a bunch of great stuff has sold-out, I’ve already seen some of my favorite pieces be re-stocked. […]

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Happy Hump Day, babes! Sick of all the Nordstrom sale posts? I honestly am kind of loving them because I seem to keep discovering pieces I either completely missed or wasn’t a fan of online but then see it styled on a girl and fall in love. Again, so bad for my bank account but […]

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Changing things up today! That’s right. I’m interrupting the ‘seen everywhere‘ Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts to bring you THIS adorable mini dress. In a sea of Fall looks, I’m showing you a dress that is perfect for right now. And can we believe it’s Monday already? Yikes. This weekend was packed full for me so […]

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So. Many. Pretty. Things. Every year Nordstrom seems to up the anti for their Anniversary Sale and this year has not disappointed. At least I haven’t been disappointed. My bank account may say otherwise butttttttt this is a once-a-year thing AND we’re able to shop Fall pieces so I’m not letting myself feel bad about […]

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The madness is underway! I could hardly sleep last night and as soon as Kyle’s alarm went off at 5:59am I sprang out of bed to grab my laptop to start shopping. Yes, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale—Early Access–began at 2:00am my time but this chick valued those extra 4 hours more than the select few […]

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Fitness trackers are everywhere right now. But seriously…take a look at peoples’ wrists and I swear over 75% of them have on some sort of fitness tracker. I love the idea of them because it’s a great way to set small, daily goals and keep track of how you performed each day. Up until about […]

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{Denim, Tee & Sneakers from last year’s sale} {Sweater & Denim from last year’s sale} {Booties from last year’s sale} {Top & Denim from last year’s sale} {Vest, Tee & Denim from last year’s sale!} It’s ALMOST time for my favorite sale of the year! I seriously get just almost as excited for the Nordstrom […]

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#1 Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas Boats Honestly hell may have frozen over on Sunday evening because Kyle–yes, my husband Kyle–asked me if we could do my ‘cleanse’ again. Uhmmm, what!? I’d like to think his request was because he’s finally on-board with a healthy lifestyle but I have a feeling it has a little bit more […]

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Jumpsuit Happy day before the 4th of July! Hopefully most, if not all, of you have today off from work & are enjoying the extended weekend. For those of you who aren’t so lucky, do some online shopping to ease your pain! 😉 There are so many good sales going on right now and it’s […]

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