Jul 20, 2016

Recent buys: Summer time outfits with LOFT and J Crew

I'm not much of a shorts/tanks - summer wear kind of girl.  I have a few favorite pieces that I tend to wear every summer and don't do much shopping.  However, when I do, it's usually when all the summer stuff is on sale so wanted to share a few recent purhcases and picks that are all on sale.

LOFT is kind of funny whenever I stop by the store, they always are doing something different online.  The day I stopped by they were doing 40% off everything in the store but they weren't doing it online.  Either way though, most of the time you can still grab a pretty good discount at LOFT as long as you keep an eye out for it.

This top isn't super summery but I like that it's a dressy take on just a regular tee.  Love the peplum detail and dresses up your regular jeans and a tee kind of outfit.
 
PEPLUM TEE (wearing XS)

Jul 18, 2016

Shopping with me: Nordstrom Anniversary Presale

I've been out of town for most of July - if you follow along on Instagram you may know that I'm spending most of my time out in Silicon Valley as part of the 500 startups accelerator program.  I promise to write more about that whole experience later but first things first, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!  I'm sure most of you know about it, if you haven't already shopped it. Funny enough, I usually am an online shopper so you would've thought I bought everything online but because of work and being in 500 Startups, it's just been too crazy for me to even browse online so I actually went in store this weekend.  It's been a little hard on me as I spend M-F without seeing my husband and daughter so try to maximize the weekends with them when I'm back home.  They both came along on my little shopping trip and they were super patient and sweet to me as I tried everything on.

So a quick recap of what I brought home with me.  If you aren't a Nordstrom cardholder you'll have to wait until July 22nd to grab these so I'd suggest bookmarking anything you have your eye on!  But if you are a cardholder - go get them now!

Shop the post here and click through to see everything I tried on!



This sweater is so simple and cute. Love the lace detail on the sleeves and it's really comfy and warm too.
LACE DETAIL SWEATER (wearing an XS) 
Reg. $78 \\ Sale $49.90

Jun 24, 2016

Tested and True: Summer Beauty


Summer is the worst season for beauty. The heat makes even the most intense beauty lover think about how to pare down the number of products to apply, since they'll inevitably start melting off in a few hours. That said, here are some products that have passed the test these past few weeks/months.

 This dry shampoo is a life saver for allowing your hair to make the cut between day and night without a full-on shower. To prevent your hair from drying out when you are able to squeeze in a wash, Wen's Cleansing Conditioner formula is a genius product. This particular scent: spring gardenia green tea is my new favorite too. For hair that needs some hold, especially with humidity, the spring honey lilac nourishing mousse is a non-tacky formula that washes out easily at the end of the day. Lastly, protection against hot tools (or the sun) is best packaged in this Matrix Heat Buffer spray, which dries quickly and texture-less-ly.


Jun 16, 2016

Lookbook: Leather Charm Bracelets by LMDC

This top is one of my favorite things I own.  It's just one of those perfect tops for the summer and just so much fun to wear.  And I guess I should love it being that it's something that my sister and I designed for our line :)

Jun 15, 2016

How to wear pearls day to night and a Givewaway!

I was paid for this post and received a JTV jewelry piece for me and one to giveaway. 

I love a classic strand of pearls but I love this multi-strand necklace that I got from JTV.com and wanted to show how I style them from day to night! Pearls seem to be such a fancy thing but really you can easily incorporate them into everyday looks.

We headed out for lunch with some friends so added my pearls to a slouchy blouse and shorts. It was simple but the pearls dressed it up just enough!


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