Monday, July 17, 2017

My Nordstrom Sale Picks - All under $100!


Every year, people everywhere (especially bloggers) go nuts over the Nordstrom sale. It really is the best time to stock up on basics and get high end items at a great price. At first glance I didn't find anything super special, but now that I've looked it over the last few days I've found some super cute pieces! It's still early access today, but opens to the public on Thursday 7/20!

Booties- For the past couple of falls, I've wanted to get some open toed booties, but never found ones I just HAD to have. These? Add to cart immediately!

Ear Crawlers- I love a great stud and love how these are simple, but stand out.

Round Studs- Absolute must-haves! They're so gorgeous, come in three color options, and are great quality. I've included them in several posts over the past because they're great staple items.

Front Tie Blouse- I'm obsessed with tied tops! How many is too many? I absolutely love the button backing on this top, now I just need to decide what color to get...

Jeans- Love these ripped skinnies! Need them!

Sunnies- Ok, these aren't part of the #nsale, but how could I not include them?

Sneakers- OBSESSED with these pink shoes! Absolutely need them asap.

Tie Sweater- Yes, another tie top. Love the long sleeves on this one!

Black Tie Sweater- Yep, again. This one seems a little thinner than the grey and I definitely need one of them in my closet.

Fries Sweater- Easy and simple sweaters you can throw on and look cute in are totally my jam.

Bell Sleeve Sweater- I love yellow and bell sleeves? Come to mama.

Adidas Sweater- Can't go wrong with a classic right?

Have you bought anything yet from the sale? What are your must-have items this year?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Faves

Today is another mix of favorites, do you guys prefer a theme or just whatever? I've done themes in the past and I do like that it's cohesive, but sometimes a series of products won't line up with what I want to share. If you prefer themes though, I can definitely make it happen! I have a ton of beauty buys that just came in (did you see my IG story?? Yesterday was a good mail day!!) that I'll be reviewing soon!


I usually carry a large wallet every day, but picked this cute little one up before our trip (I’m still working on our recap!) so it would be easier to carry with me. I didn’t need my million receipts or every gift card ever given to me while we were there and this one is perfect for tossing into our diaper bag or carrying in my cross body. I absolutely love this mini one (this one is super cute too!) and may just switch over permanently, it’s the perfect size to hold all your important stuff. Plus, I love the color and texture, so feminine and girly!


I’ve had this Luna necklace on my radar forever. Like a year or something. Why haven’t I bought it yet? No clue. I buy a ton of stuff every week and just never pulled the trigger on this one I guess. My girlfriend Marina is a stylist for Stella and Dot and remembered how I loved this necklace and posted about it on her VIP page and I just had to snag it. I’m so glad I did! The mixed metal is so cute and makes it so easy to wear- I’ve basically worn it every day this week. It also has multiples lengths you can wear it, so it’s great for layering too!


These next two products I’ve been using for several months and I love them both! The Philip B Hair Thickening and Finishing Spray is amazing for air dried hair- which I’ve been doing more and more in this heat. After I shower at night, I put in their anti-frizz serum, brush it through, part my hair and hit the hay. Then in the morning, I brush through my hair and spray the texture spray liberally throughout my hair and let it sit while I do my makeup. I like this product over my dry shampoo for day one hair because it gives you texture without weighing your hair down or making it feel “dirty”.


I’ve been using this Joico purple shampoo for a while now too, maybe even a year? At first, I didn’t see any difference and felt like it was a waste. I just bought it on my own and it seemed like everyone had a different suggestion on how often to use it, so I didn’t really have a schedule. Then I talked to my hair dresser and she advised to use it every third shampoo (I wash my hair every 4-6 days) and to focus it first on my ends and work my way up. Hello! What a game changer! I’ve been using it now on every third wash for the last 4+ months and I’ve noticed that my hair keeps its blonde a lot longer now and doesn’t turn yellow or brassy like it did before. I was worried about it drying my hair out, but I haven’t noticed that either. I still do my usual shampoo/conditioner routine when I use it and I think that having a good conditioner is key (here is what I use).

Have you guys shopped the Nordstrom sale? I didn't see a ton of great stuff, but there's a few I have hanging out in my cart. So far, I have my eye on these jeans (love the holes!), these booties, this slouchy sweater,  and this bell sleeve top. What are you eyeing?? Post your goodies in the comments!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Recent OOTDs + Recent Purchases

Here are a few outfits I've posted on Instagram that never made it to the blog until today! Getting dressed this pregnancy has probably been the easiest so far, but I can't wait to wear whatever I want. bout half and half of my clothes right now are maternity vs non-maternity and I should be able to wear almost all of them postpartum. Thank you loose fit!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

OOTD: Pink + Yellow

Good morning beautiful! Hope all of you had a great weekend! We had a total blast at the beach, it was so much fun and we're planning our next trip. I want to get in as much as I can these last nine weeks. Can you believe that's all that's left? I find out little man's birthdate next week! Eek!!


Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Faves

Happy Friday! I'm so excited for this weekend, we're taking the girls to the beach for the first time! I can't believe we've never taken them before! We're heading down to San Diego with friends and Eleanor is over the moon about it. There's so much to pack though! Have you seen that little video about the beach before and after kids? That's totally true. I remember in high school, you'd head to the beach with a towel, tanning oil, and maybe a blanket.

This week is filled with some of my favorite favorites! I'm in love with every thing in this post (well, every Friday Faves post is favorites, that's why I include them here). I just picked up a few things this past week (tops, hair stuff, and beauty items) and I'm going to test them out before posting them, but if they're winners I'll be sharing them in the next few weeks on my Friday Faves posts. Do you prefer a theme of faves or just whatever is good at that time?


Thursday, July 6, 2017

I've got a secret and I can't keep it!

Good morning! Remember that secret I told you about a while back that I’d be sharing with you? Well, I’ve finally had the time to sit down and share it! In February, I became a Senegence distributor! I fell in love with their Lipsense lip color and after buying my fifth color I decided to sign up, even if it was just for the personal discount.

Lipsense is a lip color that lasts all day long! I love wearing lipstick, but hated reapplying. I just don't have the time! I work 40 hours a week, talking to customers all day, I'm busy with my family, etc. Just like all of you, if I find something that simplifies my life- I'm doing it! I know it's a small thing, but I LOVE knowing I can apply my lipstick at 7am and it's going to look just as great when I'm ready to hit the hay at night.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OOTD: Florals

Hello and happy hump day! I'm so excited for this short week, although I'm totally thrown off today thinking it's Monday and not Wednesday! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday! We kicked it off Monday night with strawberry shortcake and fireworks with friends. The girls loved watching the fireworks! I thought the sound might scare Emma, but she loved them! Yesterday we BBQ'd with family and swam all day. We also started playing Spike Ball? Have you ever played it? It's harder than we all thought it would be! It's like volleyball and tennis combined, there's a round net in the center, four players, and you use your hands with a small ball. It's fun though!


Monday, July 3, 2017

#reading2gether with Bookroo

Good morning! Tomorrow is my FAVORITE holiday and I'm so excited to celebrate it with family, good food, and in the pool! Want to know something else that's great about this week? One of my favorite companies, Bookroo is having a HUGE sale tomorrow!! I have to share it with you because they are the absolute best and we love our subscriptions with them.