Day to Night: Reversible Pieces

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Casual Style

Every time I ask you ladies what you want to see more of, the answer is always the same. The verdict is always one piece styled multiple ways because around here we are all about getting the most bang for our buck. Well let me introduce you to quite possibly the most genius idea to having more styling options without paying for multiple pieces: reversible clothing. White House Black Market has come out with a new Reversible Collection that is changing the game. The line includes reversible tops and dresses which is really amazing when you consider how many more outfits you can make when you get two for the price of one.

I am styling one top, two ways for you ladies but I also want to note that their reversible dress collection is just as fabulous. From work to weekend, I’m amazed that this collection can do it all. If you are in need of a little black dress, this is my favorite one from the reversible collection. Such a great option for work, date night, church or weddings!

Day Look


White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

Blazer: WHBM | Tank: WHBM | Skirt: WHBM | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Fossil

If you are looking for business professional clothing, White House Black Market has you covered! You will find suits that have a little more character than say your run of the mill, no personality black suit. For instance, I love that this skirt has a flounce hem which is something I have never seen before and is so flattering. If you are confined to wearing a suit everyday, you might as well have some fun with your options! My blazer also has a slight peplum detail to it that makes it stand out and hug your girly figure a little better than most. I particularly love that it is a three quarter sleeve which makes wearing a blazer in this southern heat a little more bearable.

Night Look


White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

Tank: WHBM | Blazer: WHBM | Jeans: WHBM | Shoes: Similar | Clutch: Gigi NY

I almost couldn’t believe the transition from yellow to such a bold patterned top! My favorite part being that once turned to the patterned side, the yellow still shows on the bottom of the tank for a layered look. I styled this look for a casual Friday at the office but as soon as that blazer comes off, you are ready for after 5 cocktails! I’m already planning many nights out with this little tank.

One of the reason’s I have a particular liking to White House Black Market is that they cater to all sizes: regular, petite, plus and short sizing options! I am just shy of 5’4″ so finding petite clothing, especially work wear is always a struggle. For sizing reference I am wearing an XSP in the tank, OP in the jackets and a 00P in the jeans and skirt. I would say that everything runs very true to size.

Photos by: BanAvenue

*Thank you WHBM for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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Watermelon Frosé Margaritas

Watermelon Frosé Margarita Recipe

Watermelon Frosé Margarita Recipe

Watermelon Frosé Margarita Recipe

Watermelon Frosé Margarita Recipe

Watermelon Frosé Margarita RecipeWatermelon Frosé Margarita Recipe

Watermelon Frosé Margarita Recipe

Photos by: BanAvenue

These Watermelon Frosé Margaritas have been a Summer drink favorite around the Adams’ house for pretty much every occasion under the sun- pool day, Taco Tuesday or boozy brunches. Frosé (frozen rosé) is all of the rage this season and any Texan will tell you that their favorite drink is most likely a margarita. Well we combined the best of both worlds, threw some watermelon in there too, and made arguably the best drink of the Summer.

While many of the happy hour frosés that I have tried in the past were far too sweet for my liking, I did love the cold blend of rosé and fruit and wanted to try my own hand at the nifty concoction! I discovered that adding watermelon brought in a natural sweetness to the blend while the limes make it just a tad bit tart, truly a blend of best worlds.

The hard part of this recipe was finding a rosé that complimented the tequila and wasn’t too sweet and overpowering. I searched for a rosé that was fruitful, aromatic, moderately sweet and most importantly wouldn’t cost me a pretty penny to buy in bulk. Llano Estacado Signature Rosé checked all of those boxes and complimented the exact level of natural sweetness and fruitful rosé flavoring that I was going for. The best part? It is under $10!

Another reason I loved the idea of including Llano Estacado’s Signature Rosé is that it is a local Texas winery. In fact, it is the largest premium winery in Texas and is based in Lubbock, Texas. I’ve tried several of their other 50 award-winning wines and can say that they are the only Texas wine that I have liked and continue to grab when I am at the store. If you are interested in learning more about Llano Estacado wines as well as where to purchase or ship their wine, you can check out http://www.llanowine.com. Use code CHICTOME20 for 20% off your online order!

  • 1 bottle 750ml Llano rosé wine
  • 2 cups chopped, seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups ice

  • For best results: pour rosé into a shallow dish or ice cube tray. Freeze for 6 hours. It won’t be completely frozen because it contains alcohol but should be mostly frozen.
  • Combine frozen rosé, chopped watermelon, tequila, lime juice and ice into a blender. Process until blended. Pour into glasses and garnish as you please.
  • For added booziness: pour a shot of of rosé to act as a “floater” on the top of the frozen cocktail and enjoy!

* Thank you Llano Estacado Winery for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

TOPSHOP TOP // Great for work or play although if wanting to wear for work you will need to wear it with a high waisted option and a black tank underneath. Runs true to size. I’m wearing a 4.

HALOGEN PANTS // How fun are these?! They also come in black. Keep in mind that I am 5’4″ so they might hit you a little more cropped. If in between sizes, size down. I got the 0 and it was big.

BLANKNYC JEANS // Run true to size but have no stretch! High waisted, have a raw hem and are a cropped fit. Remind me of Levi’s denim.

1901 PANTS // High waisted and run true to size! Keep in mind these are a cropped fit.

CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID PUMPS // Come in 4 colors and are true to size. The perfect work pump!

LOUISE ET CIE SLIDES // Run true to size. Also come in these 3 colors.

HALOGEN SLIDES // Run true to size + come in several colors. The back has part elastic so it is very comfortable. I highly recommend for my working ladies! I am obsessed with the leopard print as well.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

TOPSHOP JUMPSUIT // This is a great wear now or later option. Could also been worn to work with a white, khaki or pink blazer. Runs big so I suggest sizing down if you are on the shorter or small chested side. I went with the XXS.

BP MULES // Come in 4 colors. Run small. Order a half size up!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

HALOGEN DRESS // Comes in 5 colors/patterns and is the perfect work wear dress. I bought it in this print and all black. Super cute with a cardigan or blazer as well. Runs true to size.

1 STATE HEELS // Arguably the most underrated shoe of the entire sale! Come in leopard as well as 5 solid color options. Run true to size. The block heel makes them the perfect, comfortable work shoes option.

BP MULES // Come in 4 colors. Run small. Order a half size up!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

HALOGEN TANK // These are the perfect cotton layering tanks for transitional weather and especially great for working ladies since the tank width is appropriate for work. Just throw on with a blazer or cardigan. Run true to size and come in several colors. Under $20!!

BLANKNYC SKIRT // So good I bought it again this year! Comes in 2 colors but runs on the smaller side. I suggest sizing up. I got the 25.

ITALEAU BOOTIES // A bit of a splurge but SO worth it. The smell of the leather alone will have you convinced. They are so well made and have padded shoe inserts for extra comfort and arch support.

LE SPECS SUNGLASSES // Gucci dupe and under $60.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

CASLON SWEATER // Comes in 4 colors and has the cutest tie back! Long enough to wear with leggings. True to size.

BP MOTO LEGGINGS // Look like jeans but they are actually leggings and just $25! Size up.

BP TEE // $11 so stock up while you can. I bought it in every color. Runs a tad bit big so I suggest sizing down if you don’t plan on drying it. Get your normal size if you plan to dry it or knot it!

ITALEAU BOOTS // Splurge worthy. They are so well made and have padded shoe inserts for extra comfort and arch support. True to size.

ITALEAU BOOTIES // A bit of a splurge but SO worth it. The smell of the leather alone will have you convinced. They are so well made and have padded shoe inserts for extra comfort and arch support. True to size.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

BP SHIRT // Comes in 7 colors. 

BP JEANS // Just $42! If in between sizes, size down. Very little stretch.

SOLE SOCIETY BOOTIES // My number one bootie pick of the sale! Buttery leather, gorgeous studded detail trim and run true to size. Come in 3 colors.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

CASLON CARDI // Comes in 2 colors and is my number one cardigan pick! It has a lot of warmth. A bit oversized but I got my true size.

CASLON SWEATER // Comes in 4 colors and has the cutest tie back! Long enough to wear with leggings. True to size.

SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS // These are a top seller every year. Can be dressed up or down and truly are the bees knees. Make sure to size up!

ADIDAS // Come in 2 colors and run true to size. These are my number one sneaker rec from the sale.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

LEITH SHIRT // I sized up for more of a tunic look to wear with leggings. If wanting to wear with jeans, true to size.

SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS // These are a top seller every year. Can be dressed up or down and truly are the bees knees. Make sure to size up!

VINCE CAMUTO BOOTS // I regretted not getting these last year. They have the perfect heel height and I love that they don’t hug the calf area too tightly. Come in suede 3 colors and run true to size.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

TOPSHOP SWEATER // Balloon sleeve detail. If in between sizes, size up. I’m wearing a 4.

BLANKNYC JEANS // Run true to size but have no stretch! High waisted, have a raw hem and are a cropped fit. Remind me of Levi’s denim.

UGG FLATS // Working ladies you NEED these. As soon as I put them on my feet, I wanted them in every color. They are the first pair of flats that I could wear for hours, not kidding. They come in 4 colors and run true to size.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

CALSON JACKET // Comes in regular and petite sizing. Runs a bit oversized but I personally like the fit especially if you want to layer underneath. I went with a regular XS but if in between sizes, size down.

BP TEE // $11 so stock up while you can. I bought it in every color. Runs a tad bit big so I suggest sizing down if you don’t plan on drying it. Get your normal size if you plan to dry it or knot it!

BP JEANS // Just $42! If in between sizes, size down. Very little stretch.

VINCE CAMUTO BOOTIES // My second favorite bootie of the sale! Buttery leather and the cutest side detail. Come in 3 colors and run true to size.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

SOCIALITE HENLEY // $25! Buy this one in all of the colors. It is the softest thing you will ever feel and makes the perfect layering piece.

BP JEANS // Just $42! If in between sizes, size down. Very little stretch.

SOLE SOCIETY BOOTIES // My number one bootie pick of the sale! Buttery leather, gorgeous studded detail trim and run true to size. Come in 3 colors.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session

SOCIALITE DRESS // Just $31 and such a cute spin on your basic cotton dress. Dress it up or down. Comes in 2 colors. Size down!

ADIDAS // Come in 2 colors and run true to size.


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My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

CALSON JACKET // Comes in regular and petite sizing. Runs a bit oversized but I personally like the fit especially if you want to layer underneath. I went with a regular XS.

LEITH KNIT TANK // Not just your regular basic tank. This one is SO GOOD! If in between sizes, sizes down. I got an XXS.

KUT FROM THE KLOTH JEANS // By far my favorite purchase. They are stretchy, have the perfect amount of distress, a raw hem and under $60!

ITALEAU BOOTIES // A bit of a splurge but SO worth it. The smell of the leather alone will have you convinced. They are so well made and have padded shoe inserts for extra comfort and arch support.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

LEITH KNIT TANK // Not just your regular basic tank. This one is SO GOOD! If in between sizes, sizes down. I got an XXS.

BLANKNYC SKIRT // So good I bought it again this year! Comes in 2 colors but runs on the smaller side. I suggest sizing up. I got the 25.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

TOPSHOP JUMPSUIT // This is a great wear now or later option. Could also been worn to work with a white, khaki or pink blazer. Runs big so I suggest sizing down if you are on the shorter or small chested side. I went with the XXS.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

TOPSHOP TOP // Great for work or play although if wanting to wear for work you will need to wear it with a high waisted option and a black tank underneath. Runs true to size. I’m wearing a 4.

HALOGEN PANTS // How fun are these?! They also come in black. Keep in mind that I am 5’4″ so they might hit you a little more cropped. If in between sizes, size down. I got the 0 and it was big.

LOUISE ET CIE SLIDES // Run true to size. Also come in these 3 colors.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

HALOGEN DRESS // Comes in 5 colors/patterns and is the perfect work wear dress. I bought it in this print and all black. Super cute with a cardigan or blazer as well. Runs true to size.

BP MULES // Come in 4 colors. Run small. Order a half size up!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

WAYF TOP // True to size. If larger chested, size up.

1901 PANTS // High waisted and run true to size! Keep in mind these are a cropped fit.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

BP TEE // $11 so stock up while you can. I bought it in every color. Runs a tad bit big so I suggest sizing down if you don’t plan on drying it. Get your normal size if you plan to dry it or knot it!

BP JEANS // Just $42! If in between sizes, size down.

HALOGEN SLIDES // Run true to size + come in several colors. The back has part elastic so it is very comfortable. I highly recommend for my working ladies! I am obsessed with the leopard print as well.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

SOCIALITE HENLEY // $25! Buy this one in all of the colors. It is the softest thing you will ever feel and makes the perfect layering piece.

ALO LEGGINGS // My second favorite purchase of the entire sale. I honestly prefer these over the coveted Spanx leggings. They run true to size and have a “shine” to them but do not look leathery.

ADIDAS // Come in 2 colors and run true to size.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Favorite Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially started! I’m sharing what I purchased along with all of my initial favorite picks. Keep in mind that new items will be added daily but these first items may or may not be restocked! Things are already flying off the shelves and the sale hasn’t even been live for 24 hours so if you see something you want, don’t hesitate on clicking that purchase button. Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns so if something doesn’t work out, you can just send it back! Better to be safe than sorry as leaving something in your basket for more than a few minutes can mean you miss out!

I personally opted to pick up the majority of my purchases. This means that Nordstrom will pull all of the items that you purchased and have them waiting for you at the customer service desk for you to pick up. Literally within a couple of hours! This is by far a better option than fighting the crows. I went before the sale started yesterday and it was already a madhouse! Also, there is almost double the selection online as there is in store as many of these items are “online only”.

Every year I stock up on “basics” meaning cotton tees, denim, cardigans, and leggings as these are the most worn pieces in my closet and truly are the most versatile. I love these $18 long sleeve tees for layering when it starting to get a little cooler. The striped ones are always so cute peaking out from underneath a sweater! Last year I purchased this suede moto jacket and got way more use out of it than I thought! It goes with everything: jeans, sundresses, you name it! Grab it while it’s almost $60 off. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these and I highly suggest getting them in multiple colors.

Happy shopping friends and may the sale God’s be ever in your favor 😉

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