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Beauty Fashion

Valentine’s Day Favorites

Valentine’s Day…as if I needed another excuse to buy all things rose gold! Here are some of the pink, red, and rose gold pieces that have caught my eye lately. How fun is that “hot stuff” mug?! I also love the gold chain Apple watch band- it looks so much like the chain strap on Chanel bags. Another amazing gift idea I’ve heard a lot about lately is a subscription to Winc, a wine delivery service. It sounds so fun- you take a quiz online to describe your favorite flavors, then they give you suggestions for wines to try. I haven’t tried it yet since I first heard about it after finding out I was pregnant, but I took the quiz online and was surprised at all the options. Worth nothing, the wines are also sold at a discount! I think it would make such a unique gift idea. Right now, you can get $20 off your first Winc order if you use this link. I definitely plan to try Winc out once Baby H makes their arrival, but for now y’all will just have to try it and report back to me. 🙂

Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

Best After-Christmas Sale Items

If you’re like me, then your Christmas gift cards are burning a hole in your pocket and you are READY TO SHOP! Luckily for us, there are so many good after-Christmas sales going on right now. Here are some of the best after-Christmas sale items.

Faux Fur Slippers (only $14!!) // Becca Apres Ski Glow Face Palette // beautyblender 3-pack // Camel Tunic Sweater // OTK Boots // Copper Monogram Cocktail Shaker //  Bose Wireless Headphones

I just ordered the faux fur slippers, and I can’t wait for them to get here. I hate wearing socks, but my feet are always so cold in the winter. I picked out the cream pair, and they were $14 with free shipping. You can’t beat that!

The Becca Apres Ski Palette is seriously tempting me. I love the shades of the blushes and highlighters in the palette, and it has gotten so many good reviews. It’s on sale, and you get an extra 20% off with the code SALEONSALE.

I love my beautyblenders and think they are far superior to other makeup sponges out there, but I have a really hard time paying $20 for…a sponge. This 3-pack is on sale for $34, but you get an extra 20% off with code SALEONSALE, bringing the total down to $27.20. That makes each full-size beautyblender just a little over $9!

The tan sweater tunic is another item I just ordered. Lately I’ve been all about long sweaters and leggings (these leggings are one of my favorite pairs & all colors but black are also on sale!), and you can never go wrong with a camel sweater and black leggings.

The black over-the-knee boots are great, affordable alternative to the cult-favorite Stuart Weitzman boots (which are also on sale). I actually have both, but I find that this pair is a little stretchier than the SW pair, so it provides a better, more comfortable fit for those of us with wider calves/thighs. They also come in a really pretty brown color.

Can you ever go wrong with monogrammed pieces?! This monogrammed cocktail shaker would make a great belated gift or addition to a bar cart. We are redoing our kitchen in 2018, and we’re planning on doing white counter tops/back splash with copper accents, so this cocktail shaker would be perfect. Bonus: it’s cute enough to be left out on the counter as a decorative touch.

I have been looking at some nice, wireless, over-ear headphones for a while, and I’ve decided that this Bose pair is exactly what I want. My experience with Bose products has always been excellent, and I’ve read so many good things about these headphones. They would have been particularly nice on our flights to/from Paris, as I kept getting tangled up in the cord to my headphones…


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Women’s Shoes

Here are my top women’s shoes picks at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can scroll through the widget below and click on any of the items for more information. Happy shopping!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Top Picks for Women

Here are my top women’s clothing picks at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can scroll through the widget below and click on any of the pictures to see more info about the piece. Try-on post coming soon!





Beauty Fashion

25 Things At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale That Will Sell Out Fast

Every year, there’s a handful of items at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that sell out super fast, and they don’t always come back in stock…like, ever. (Flashback to the camel-colored Halogen vest I missed out on last year and am still mourning).

To try and save you from the misery I have known all year, I’ve put together a list of my predictions for 25 things from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that will sell out fast. Get them now, or mourn your loss forever! (RIP Halogen vest.)

You can scroll through the widget below by clicking on the arrows on the sides, and, if you click on an item, it will take you straight to the page where you can pick your size/color and add it to your cart.

These leggings have a cult following, but I’ve never been able to try them because- you guessed it- they’re always sold out in my size! This is the perfect time to snap them up, and at a discount!

This year’s version of the Halogen vest I missed out on last year. Need I say more?

All of the more affordable pullover sweaters and cardigans tend to sell out suuuuper fast. I’m also still #salty about missing out on a camel-colored BP cardigan from last year’s sale. Apparently I have a thing for camel..

These tees are some of my favorites. They have the perfect amount of thickness, they typically aren’t too sheer, and they’re always made of a light, slightly stretchy material that just makes them SO comfortable. I love layering them under cardigans (see above!), jackets (see below!), and blazers. I remember the black and white ones selling out really fast last year.

The beauty deals this year are great. I seriously can’t believe the price on this MAC brush set. Makeup brushes are expensive, so I’m honestly shocked at how affordable this set is. Also, y’all know I can’t get enough of Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup. It’s so good. SO GOOD. I have the highlighter version of this palette and I use it all the time. This version is a blush and contour/bronzer duo that looks so pretty. If I’m not mistaken, I think this blush version of the palette was created specifically for Nordstrom to debut at this sale.

These jeans were the number one most purchased item at last year’s Anniversary Sale, so just go ahead and put those in your cart right now. If you get them and decide they’re not for you, no worries! Nordstrom offers free returns, and the process is super simple.

This suede jacket is this year’s version of the one that every. blogger. and. her. mother. owns and wore on the blog last fall. And for good reason! It looks amazing on everyone I’ve ever seen wear it. It also looks and feels like it should cost a whole lot more than it does, especially now that it’s on sale. I know it’s the title of the post and I keep repeating myself but…this is probably going to sell out!

Just a quick note about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in general. These items that are on sale are brand new arrivals. This isn’t a clearance sale to get rid of last season’s leftovers. This stuff is brand spankin’ new! I know it’s 3,000 degrees outside, so buying coats and cashmere is the last thing on your mind. But the great thing about this sale is that it gives you a chance to see what will be in style this fall, and to stock up now, and at a discount! These items usually don’t go on sale again until close to Christmastime, so this really is the best time to get your wardrobe ready for fall. The sale is currently in it’s “early access” phase, so right now the sale is only open to Nordstrom cardholders, but it opens up to the general public on July 21.

Also, a little secret: I currently have 97 things (literally, 97)  in my Nordstrom shopping cart lol.

So, any time that winning lottery ticket wants to come my way would be great.


Current Sale Finds

You guys! It has been so long since I blogged last, but rest assured I’ve been planning lots of new content. Life has been so busy lately. Quick life update: If you follow on social, then you probably know that we put our house up for sale. There’s a house for sale in another neighborhood that I love, so I’m crossing my fingers (and toes…) that our house sells soon so we can move in on that other house. Also, preparing a house to sell and keeping it in shape to have daily showings is so. much. work. It’s actually kind of exhausting. In addition to the house business, I also started a new job recently, and we are in full wedding mode for my sister-in-law’s upcoming nuptials. Whew!

No matter how busy I am, I still somehow always seem to find the time to do some online shopping…#priorities

There are so many good things on sale right now, y’all. So many! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you here, in case you’re like me and have your priorities in order too. 😉


10 Cute Espadrilles You Need For Spring

(L-R from top): Chloe Scalloped Suede / Seven Dials Striped / Circus by Sam Edelman Snake Print / Soludos Leather Smoking Slipper (I’ve been wearing these nonstop!) / Crown Vintage Pink Suede With Scalloped Edge / Splendid Braided Suede / Frye Perforated With Pointed Toe / Valentino Rockstuds / Aldo Woven Espadrilles / Jimmy Choo Metalllic Flat

Espadrilles are my favorite shoes for transitioning into warm weather. They look and feel spring/summery, but they still offer the coverage you need before it’s full-fledged sandal season. They are also the perfect shoe to wear before you get your feet in shape for sandals! 😉  (Side note: I did one of those foot peel things 2 weeks ago, and my feet WILL. NOT. STOP. PEELING. I’m never going to be able to wear sandals… #espadrilles4lyfe).

I also love espadrilles because they are usually so comfortable! It’s like the comfort of a sneaker with a much cuter look. I tend to stick with plain, neutral colors to keep them from looking too casual, but there are some really fun ones out there that would be perfect to wear to the beach or something.

After much debate- and a poll of the audience on my IG stories– I ended up buying this pair during a Shopbop sale, and I’m so glad I did. After reading reviews, I bought a full size larger than my regular size, and they fit perfectly. They were so comfortable right out of the box. I have been wearing them nonstop…and I think I might want them in black, too!

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Special Reminders with Jord Wood Watches

In our family, watches have become synonymous with special occasions. For Cory’s college graduation, his parents bought him a watch. For our wedding, all of the groomsmen got together and bought Cory another gorgeous watch. At first, it was just a joke in our family that Cory loved watches. I quickly found out his obsession with watches had a much deeper meaning.

When I passed the bar exam, Cory gave me a watch. When I opened it, he said, “Every time I look at my watch to check the time, I’m reminded of a special time in my life, like graduating college or our wedding day. Now, whenever you check the time, you’ll have a reminder of this day and everything you’ve accomplished.” I was blown away by his thoughtfulness.

Now, whenever I look at that watch, I am reminded of passing the bar exam and the most thoughtful gift I’ve ever been given. I’m also reminded to pause for a second and think about everything I have to be thankful for. It’s a great reminder to not get too swept up in the little stresses of the day.

My new Jord wood watch came at another special time in my life. First, I just started a new job. But I think the most exciting thing is that we just booked the trip I’ve been dying to make since high school…we’re going to Paris!

I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned it before, but I actually majored in French in college. We had a trip booked to spend New Years in Paris a few years ago, but we ended up having to cancel the trip. I was devastated. The Expedia customer service agent was so kind to me when I called to cancel, probably because I was crying so hard. Ha!

But now we’re really going! I am more than a little rusty with my French speaking skills. I’m also a little overwhelmed (in the best way possible) with all the planning of little details (what do we need to do so we have smartphone access while we’re there? A girl needs to Instagram!), but I am so excited for this adventure. Now, every time I wear my Jord watch, I’ll be reminded of the day my Paris dreams came true.

Jord Watch c/o / Clutch / Cream Sweater / Nail Polish

If you’d like one of Jord’s unique watches for yourself, you can enter here to win a $100 Jord credit! Just for entering, you’ll receive a $25 e-gift code. The giveaway ends April 2 at 11:59pm. All the gift codes will expire on June 30, 2017. Good luck!

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Wish List Wednesday

Cuyana Bag / Jenni Kayne Mules / Equipment Blouse / Manolo Blahnik Pumps / Mother Denim