TGIF + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

Happy Friday, Friends! I know that everyone is excited it’s Friday, and that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all for shopping! YAY!

There are still a TON of cute, classic things in the sale, so I’ve rounded up some more of my favorites for you!

Happy Shopping!

Pleione Pleat Inset French Terry Top

Stripe peplum top

A cute stripe, peplum top? Say no more.

Cece Jada Scallop Shirtdress

scallop dress
This dress looks like a Kate Spade design, but for a fraction of the price. So chic.

Chelsea28 Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress

Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress

This navy dress is so pretty, and flattering. Long sleeve shift, with ruffles? Oh, and did I mention it’s under $100 (during the sale!)?

Vince Camuto Jumpsuit

Vince Jumpsuit

This is so gorgeous. The “poppy” color is my favorite. It also comes in black.

Halogen Poplin Peplum Top

Halogen Peplum top

This peplum top is darling. It’s great to wear now, and for layering in the Fall/Winter.

Gibson Bell Sleeve Fleece Pullover

bell sleeve sweaterThis sweater comes in several colors, but I love the grey. It would look so cute with jeans and leggings for something more casual. I can see myself wearing this to preschool drop-off, a lot.

Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Denim
Another classic skinny jean, under $100 (during the sale!).

 Hinge Barris Block Heel bootie

hinge bootie
This is the first bootie that I actually have fallen for this year. It’s a low heel (which is nice, since I’m 5’10), and the cut is timeless. I see this pair in my future.

Kate Spade New York Watch


This watch is stunning, and the two-tone is perfect. My wedding set is white gold, but I wear my grandmother’s engagement ring which is gold and platinum on my right hand. This watch is a classic in my book.

Tahari Maria Double Face Wool Wrap Coat

Tahari Wrap coat
This coat is beautiful, and will go with everything you wear. Dress it up or down.

Ted Baker London Wool Blend Wrap Coat

Ted Baker London

Coats are my weakness. This wrap coat is absolutely stunning, and will be in your closet for years to come.

Tory Burch Frida Leather Satchel

TB Frida Satchel
I love, love, LOVE this handbag. It comes in 3 colors, but the blush is calling my name.

PAIGE Transcend Hoxton High Waist undone hem

paigeundone hem


I keep coming back to these jeans. I really like the staggered raw hem for something different. You can totally dress these up or down depending on where you’re headed.

What have you found in the sale that you love?

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Have a happy weekend!

J.Crew & Nordstrom – First Signs of Fall

This morning I received my very first J.Crew Fall email. Thank you, J.Crew. I cannot tell you how excited/relieved I am to see this today. The weather here has been insanely hot to the point that I’m starting to feel cabin fever. We step out to run an errand or two, and you feel like you need another shower – it’s that hot my friends. I am dreaming of the days that I can go outside with my little one, and feel like we can play for hours outdoors. It’s coming…soon!
I know everyone has been stocking up for Fall during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and so between browsing that sale, and getting the new Fall arrivals email from J.Crew, I told my husband I’m only shopping for Fall from now on. Or, if I see a sale rack, I am only buying items that can take me into Fall.
Call me ridiculous, but I get to a point in the Summer where I could care less about Summer clothing anymore. I know what you’re thinking…”A fashion blogger who doesn’t care about Summer clothing?” Let me correct you, I like it in the beginning of the season, it’s not that I don’t care about Summer clothing completely, it’s that I literally come alive in the Fall/Winter/Spring months. Fall/Spring fashion inspires me so much more. And, it’s not that I don’t appreciate the Summer months, because I do. I just don’t like the “dog days of Summer.” That’s when I am no longer “inspired” by Summer clothing. It becomes a matter of “surviving the last of the Summer days,” at least for me.

Let’s remember that I also have background in working in retail, and we were always way ahead of the season we were in, so talking about Fall in the Spring/Summer is totally “normal” for me. I was writing the “Fall Look Book” in the Spring.

So, here’s what I’m loving in the J.Crew New Arrivals and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! And, here’s to dreaming about cooler temperatures and falling leaves…

 Peplum Tank Top


This would look great now with a pair of white jeans, and then again in the Fall by adding a blazer/cardigan.

Merino Wool V-neck Tunic Sweater
This is an everyday staple. It comes in so many colors that you won’t get bored, and the fit is incredibly flattering for most. Add a puffer vest or a tailored coat, and you’ve got two looks, one casual, one dressy.

Excursion Quilted Down Vest
These are already backordered; however, if you can wait, it’s worth it. I wear my puffer vests  (like this one above) with dresses, jeans, skinny pants and workout clothes. This is a very versatile piece.

Dragonfly Earrings
These are really pretty, and a fun addition to a Fall outfit, or even now. I love any combination of pink and green. I will be waiting for these to go on sale, but definitely a pair to add to my jewelry collection.

 Halogen Olson Pointy Toe Studded Flats
Halogen Olson Pointy Toe Studded Flat
Both of these pointy toe flats are staples for Fall. I love the pale pink color because it will go with so many outfits, and the animal print is a no brainer for me. I LOVE the price tag, too.

Chelsea Pleated Hem Sweater
This sweater is adorable, and I love the pleated hemline. I may have to order this one in the navy/black combination. This would look perfect with skinny pants and denim.

What are you’re thoughts on the heat?
Do you have any favorites from J.Crew’s new arrivals?

I apologize for complaining about the heat, but it’s really getting to me this Summer. I am so looking forward to Fall outfit posts…coming soon!

Have a great day!

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday, Everyone!


I hope y’all are looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead. I know we sure are! We have little to no plans right now, and that’s fine by us. We’ll probably head to our favorite pancake place tomorrow morning with our little one, and “go with the flow” the rest of the weekend.

Even though I am so ready for Fall, I love this camisole below from J.Crew’s new arrivals. It’s currently 30% off with the code “GOSHOPPING.” The ruffle hemline is timeless. I would totally wear this year round with skinny pants, wide leg denim and so much more. I would even layer it under my sweaters, too.

Ruffled Hem Camisole


What are your favorites from the J.Crew sale?

Until Monday, Friends!

Anthropologie – Top Picks

Anthropologie is what I would call “boho chic.” I really love some of their styles. I prefer shopping in the store more than online, because no matter what direction you turn there’s always something incredibly pretty to see. It’s a peaceful and inspiring store.  Sometimes the mainstream gets boring, so Anthropologie fills my closet with the creative/unique pieces that I sometimes crave to have instead of the traditional pieces (which I still love).

They’re currently running a summer tag sale (select items up to 50% off), so I thought I would give you my top picks from the sale.

 Mitered Stripe Peplum Top

This top is simply gorgeous. Love the bow finish.

Eyelet Empire Blouse

You can never have too many eyelet tops in the Summer. The pleated empire drop waist is a pretty twist on what would be an otherwise ordinary top.

 Pomfrey Pullover

This pullover would be welcome in my closet. Perfect paired with white denim, and would be great for traveling year round.

Lauren Moffatt Ruffled Maillot

I literally love this suit. The ruffle detail sold me. I haven’t had a new swimsuit since our honeymoon in Aruba (eek – that was 5 years ago). The one piece would be great now that I am a Mom.

 Vasanti Peasant Top

I think this top is so pretty. I love the peasant style in the Summer months.

 Anapest Peasant Top

Another pretty peasant top. It would look great with jeans, black skinny pants or white denim/pants.

 Foil Dot iPhone 6 Case

Gold foil polka dots? Yes, please! So cute…

 Cut Crystal Drops

These earrings are gorgeous and would go with everything.

 Kerala Embroidered Shift

This navy, scalloped dress. Need I say more? Nope.

Happy Shopping!

And, now I will leave you with these wise words on this lovely Monday!


Until tomorrow friends!

Sale Alert – Ann Taylor LOFT

Many of you may already know about the Ann Taylor LOFT sale going on now. At first, it was only offered in stores, and now they’ve expanded the sale to online as well! As a busy Mom, trying to get out of the house in between naptime, playtime and feeding times can be difficult, so I’m really glad that they’re offering this deal online now.

Just use the Promo code: HALFSIES to get 50% off everything!

They have some really cute, cute pieces this season. Here’s what I’m loving!

Fringe Trim Shift Dress


This dress is gorgeous. The shift style is really flattering, and the fringe trim reminds me of a Tory Burch dress that The Duchess of Cambridge (so wish I had her closet!) wore last year. I can see wearing this for many seasons. Classic.

Fluid Strapless Jumpsuit


I wasn’t a fan of the jumpsuits until now. This is very sleek and modern. I prefer a solid jumpsuit to a print/patterned one. This one is perfect for the Spring/Summer.

Tall Linen Wide Leg Trousers


I have never been disappointed with their tall pants. White linen pants in the Summer is a must for me. So timeless, and the wide leg is very chic paired with a more fitted top.

 Striped Sailor Riviera Shorts


You can’t go wrong with the sailor style. I still have a few sailor J.Crew shorts from when I was wait for it…17 years old. The yellow color is different and so happy. I love how the “Riviera” style fits, as the length is also very Mom-friendly!

 Elephant Riviera Shorts


I own these and love them. I would wear them everyday if I could. Ok, maybe not everyday, but a lot. The elephant print is adorable. The navy color is perfect to pair with pink, lighter blues, neutrals, and even green tops. Lots of outfit options.

Abstract Riviera Shorts


The orange/pink color screams Summer time. You could pair these with classic button ups, tees or even a dressy blouse!

 Banded Sandals


These are a great neutral, everyday sandal. I like the coral version, too. Flats are a must when chasing a little one around.

Tiered Green Stone Necklace


This is so so pretty. I love the color of the green stones. Another classic to wear with pretty much any outfit you want. You’ll wear this necklace for years. Trust me.

Have you shopped the sale yet? If so, what are your favorites? I would love to hear them!

J.Crew Factory Sale

Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend, I know we sure did! And, as hard as Mondays can be, J.Crew Factory just made it a little bit brighter!

If you subscribe to the J.Crew Factory emails, then you know that they are having a major sale right now, so now’s definitely the time to stock up for Spring/Summer.

Here are my favorite picks out of the sale! Happy Shopping!

Factory Printed Racerback Tank


I love the navy/red stripe combo. You can dress this up or down for day or night.

Factory Crossback Linen Tee


This tee is really pretty in the back. I love the surprise crossback. The scalloped and eyelet detail are nice finishing touches. This top would look great with white jeans and tons of shorts.

Factory Linen Lace Tee


This top is pretty and feminine. The mint color is perfect for this time of the year. I love the lace.

Factory Striped Infinity Shirt


You can always use a classic button up in your closet. The navy and white stripe is great for mixing with tons of different prints. Stripes like these are considered a neutral.

Factory Pleated Stripe Short


Love, love, love these shorts. The nautical stripe says “Summer is here.”

Factory 5″ Printed Stretch Chino Short


These shorts are a happy, floral print. These would look great with the navy top above or the navy and white stripe button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up. These shorts are a nice length for all of us tall girls out there.

Factory Printed Tank Dress


I really like the simplicity of this dress. The neckline is flattering, too. Add a blazer for work, or a pashmina for date night, and you’re done.

Factory Pleated Dress


The pleated skirt was what caught my eye on this dress. I love the clean, crisp look of a white dress in the Summer. You can add bright heels and accessories to really make your outfit stand out. Endless outfit options with this one.

Factory Trench Coat


I LIVED in my trench coat in college. You can add this to any outfit, and you will immediately look pulled together. An investment piece, yes, but one that is well-worth it.

Factory Floral Gemstone Cuff Bracelet 


Navy, pink and teal – what a beautiful combination.

Factory Golden Cuff Bracelet


This bracelet is perfect for every day. I would wear it with my watch. A style staple that you can layer or wear alone.

Factory Suede Demi-Wedge Sandals 


These sandals are chic. Enough said. You will be glad you bought them. The low heel is nice for anyone with little ones.

So, that’s my round up of this great sale going on. I hope y’all have a happy day and even happier snail mail day later this week after ordering from this sale!