Here I go again with another Nordstrom sale post because this sale is just that good and it’s finally open to the non-carholders! *Que the angels singing * The cardholders might have snatched up some of the designer must haves and popular items, but there are still plenty of greatly discounted items for us mere peasants. I kid, I kid. But really, get your shopping carts ready cause it’s shopping time and there are some great deals to be had!
In case you didn’t already know, the reason why the Nordstrom sale is so great is because all of these items aren’t your normal end of the season junk items that they are just looking to get rid of. They are this season’s hottest items that go on sale for a limited time and then will go right back to their normal price once the sale is over.
While there are plenty of great picks for right now’s warm weather, I highly suggest going ahead and stocking up for Fall. Your Fall boots, coats and outerwear tend to usually be more expensive than those summer shorts and tank tops so grabbing them for a huge discount doesn’t hurt. You will see below that I started with a round up of items that you can use NOW. Think summer essentials. Next, I picked out my favorite work wear must haves that are great for all year round. Following that, are my top Fall favorites and lastly I picked out the best shoes for the cooler weather.
You will find that the majority of my picks are under $100 if not under $50 as well. My goal was to find the best deals out there for you guys! I also have another Nordstrom post that I did with my top picks under $100 if you want to check that out here. Otherwise, may your check books be ever in your favor and happy shopping! 😉
*To shop any of the below items, click on the corresponding number or picture below each collage*
Hi everyone! Recently a lot of you have been asking me for blog advice, and I absolutely LOVE answering those questions when I get them. Seriously, if you ever have any questions, send them my way and I would be more than happy to answer whatever you are wondering. I am honestly flattered to hear from you guys!
Anywho, I always tell everyone that my one piece of blog advice is to be transparent and not be afraid to get real on your blog. I tell everyone this yet lately, I have felt like I am not doing the same with you. Like I am scared to open up or that I might be judged for something that I say. Well that is going to stop today. I want this to be a place where yes, I share my daily outfits and fashion inspiration, but I also want it to be more than that. I want it to be deeper than that. By opening up and sharing what’s on my heart, maybe I can help one person or connect with someone who is at the same place in life.
One of my best friends, Brittany from Hello Honey blog, had the idea first to write a letter to herself. Then this past weekend at Brunch and Slay, one of the speakers asked us all what we would write in a letter to ourselves. What would we say if we were writing to ourself 10 years from now? Well, that really got me thinking and so here it goes. I guess if I’m going to really do this, I better start this off right so here it goes.
That probably sounds weird reading a letter to yourself from yourself but just go with it. You are always giving advice to others, and pretty darn good advice at that, but you never seem to take your own. It probably doesn’t help that you are flying through life at a million miles a minute and barely pause to take time for yourself. That’s one thing that you need to learn, to pause and be present, especially for the people and things that matter most to you. At the end of the day there will always be more work, there will always be more things to do, and your to-do list might never get done, but none of that is important. What is important is that you show up for the people that show up for you and even when sometimes they don’t. Don’t lose sight of what is important in life and when you do, pause, put down the worries of deadlines, fear of missing out, laziness, or any other excuses and show up. Be present.
Stop worrying about what you cannot control. It’s going to take you a little while to find the path to what you want to do in life but don’t stop trying. Each new person you meet and each new experience is going to bring you closer to where you are supposed to be. Slowly but surely you will find your way. Don’t even worry about boys. The moment you stop looking is when God will place somebody in your life. Or that’s what you’ve got to keep telling yourself otherwise you are going to go crazy and overthink everything more than you already do. But really, trust God always because he’s got your back even when you start to think he doesn’t.
Our world is starting to harden you and each new tragedy makes you more and more emotionless. Don’t ever become numb. Instead feel everything, even when you don’t want to. Even through the breakups that feel like they will never pass. Even when friends start to fade away. Even when those close to you go to be with the Lord. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. You will be stronger and you will make it. Find happiness in the little things even when it is hard. Get out, explore and be adventurous, even when you aren’t feeling up to it because that’s when you end up having the most fun and come back smiling.
Be smart with your finances. You were a Finance major after all! Stop being lazy and start caring about saving money. I know that you joke that there is no use in taking any money to the grave with you but let’s be real here for a minute. You are going to live a long life (if you don’t run out of money and become a hobo!) so start thinking about the fact that some day you will have bigger bills to pay than your credit card bill consisting of online shopping and excessive Chick-fil-a trips. Some day you will want to buy a house and you might even be crazy enough to have kids and if they are anything like you, they are going to cost a fortune!
When it comes to friends- quality over quantity. You make friends easily but you are picky about who you let in. You read people far too well and that is something that may get you in to trouble sometimes, but it is also the reason why you are selective when it comes to people you trust. You also have never had a problem telling it how it is. You call it “honesty” but others who aren’t as upfront might find it rude sometimes. Don’t lost your sense of honesty but maybe tone it down a notch. Sally doesn’t need to actually know if she looks fat in that crop top. Maybe just let that one slide. But really, if you are ever feeling down about the quantity of friends that you have, remember that you are far more lucky to have quality friends than an abundance of friends that do not genuinely care about you.
Ok if you’ve made it this far, I have one last piece of advice for you. You have got to stop eating like crap and start taking care of your body. I know you think that you will never gain weight and that you’d literally rather die than go to the grocery store, but you have got to learn what green beans taste like. Also your poor future husband would probably appreciate it if you learned to cook because a diet consisting of Spaghetti O’s and frozen pizza is probably not going to cut it. Hint hint: this would probably also help you cut down on your credit card bills since you eat every single meal out.
Above all, remember to count your blessings, give thanks where it is due, stand up for what you believe in, show up and be present, put your phone down, get more sleep, learn to like green beans, do more of what makes your soul happy, spend less on clothes, and never lose sight of who you are and what you want in life.
It’s officially the best (sale) time of the year and the best part is that you can shop it directly from your couch and pj’s! Nordstrom is my go-to for just about anything I ever need. There is something for all budgets and the customer service is amazing. Free shipping and returns is a major plus!!
Currently the sale is only open to cardholders but don’t worry if you aren’t one. They came out with a sneak peak of what will be open to the public and there is nothing “sneak peak” about it. There are hundreds of pages to sort through, and yes it is all AMAZING items to sift through, but hundreds nonetheless. So I’ve made your life much easier and picked some of my favorite sale items for you so hopefully you have a good starting point!
Since you all know I like to ball on a budget, all of my picks (minus this bag and these jeans) are under $100. I do want to point out just a few pieces I have been coveting for a long time and might just have to give in to. Do you remember the beautiful Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots that were all the rage last year? Or the classic Tory Burch riding boots? While the sale is a great time to stock up on budget friendly pieces, it’s also the time to grab that piece you’ve always wanted. After all it’s on major sale, so it’s almost like you are making money right?! 😉
The sale extends over the next three weeks and will be open to the public shortly so get your shopping carts ready! I will be adding items throughout the sale to my shop page so make sure you check back regularly for all of the best sales.
Another summer day, another summer dress! I really can’t stop wearing anything but dresses in this Houston heat! When I saw this dress from Discover L.O.L.A, I knew that I had to have it. Tassels are a huge trend right now that I can’t seem to get enough of and coupled with the adorable neckline, this dress is too cute!
They wouldn’t call it sweet summertime without some sweet treats! I didn’t use to have a sweet tooth and I’m not sure where it came from, but as of recently, I have been on a sweets kick! One of my favorite things about Houston is all of the food options we have, #fatgirlproblems. But really, it is a foodie’s dream come true! If you are in the Houston area, here are a few spots you MUST try:
Sprinkles Cupcakes– I don’t know how they do it because I’m not even a huge cupcake fan, but Sprinkles has officially converted me! The best part is that they have a cupcake ATM machine! You heard me right 🙂 My favorite cupcake is the Vanilla with sprinkles.
Sweet Paris Crepes– I may have recently just started branching out on sweets, but crepes will always be my one true love! Sweet Paris has both sweet and savory crepes so there is something for everyone and for every meal of the day. My favorite savory crepe is the chicken and mushroom and my favorite sweet crepe is the Nutella, strawberry, banana and coconut.
Hugs and Donuts– Let me preface this by saying that this is not your normal donut shop and if you haven’t jumped on the gourmet donut bandwagon yet, you are missing out! Some of my favorites include the almond joy, peach and cinnamon toast crunch, and the maple and bacon. Donuts are no longer just for breakfast and you can find Hugs and Donuts open until 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. At the end of the day, you can usually snag a buy one, get one free deal!
Steel City Pops– This just might be the hottest joint in town right now according to every girls Instagram! Their popsicles are made from all natural and local ingredients and are pretty darn tasty to boot. I have yet to check them out but can’t wait to try the watermelon, coconut, and blueberry and basil popsicles!
Besides beating the heat with your favorite treat, Discover L.O.L.A has a great selection of some of this summer’s hottest and trendiest clothes and accessories. If you are looking for cute, quality, boutique style pieces that not every other girl is going to have, Discover L.O.L.A has you covered! Some other pieces that I am loving are this midi dress, this off the shoulder dress, and this embroidered romper. So make sure to check them out!
Happy Friday friends! One of my favorite Summer trends is making it’s way into every form of fashion possible. From dresses to jumpsuits to swimsuits, cut outs are a sexy trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you are concerned that this trend might not be age appropriate or too revealing, there are plenty of options out there that show minimal skin and can still be just as sexy. To see more of my tie front dress from the beach in the picture above click here. To shop any of the above images, simply click on them and they will take you directly to the shop!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to enter in the amazing Nordstrom giveaway going on. Sign up below by entering 1 or 101 times! The more entries you submit, the better your odds to win $1225!
*Giveaway ends on 7/13 and winner will be announced on 7/14 (the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.) Must be 16+ years older to enter. International entrants welcome. Please keep in mind that you can not complete more than 101 entries, and that we can tell if the same person uses multiple emails to enter. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED, so make sure to hit ‘FOLLOW’ or ‘LIKE’ to complete each entry.