Chic Chat: FAQ

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I can’t believe I’ve never done a Q&A but I guess there is a first time for everything and also why this post is miles long! I want to start doing these “Chic Chats” with you ladies more often where you are more than welcome to ask me anything or where I can share more personal topics with you or just what is on my heart lately whether that’s about dating, blogging, struggles, finances, or what not! I’m open to it all but I always want this to be a place where you can come chit chat with a best friend from a far. So without further adieu, let’s get started!

General About Me


HOW OLD ARE YOU?

I am 26! My birthday is December 7th (Pearl Harbor day).

HOW TALL ARE YOU?

I am just shy of 5’4″! I get told all of the time how I look so much taller on Instagram which is always so funny to me.

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL & WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR?

I went to Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) and graduated with a Finance major and International Business minor. I actually studied abroad my sophomore year all over Europe – London, Paris, Nice, Monaco, Austria, Venice, and more!

WHAT IS YOUR CHICK-FIL-A ORDER?

I get a 3 strip meal with a sweat tea, fries well done (or extra crispy), and 3 Chick-fil-a sauces. Normally I get the sweet tea without ice so that I can take it home and pour it over ice myself! You get way more this way and if you’ve never had CFA sweet tea, well then you know why we need it to fill every square inch of that cup!

WHAT IS YOUR COFFEE ORDER?

I honestly don’t go to Starbucks all too often unless I’m “doing it for the gram”. At home I drink pumpkin spice coffee (all year round because I’m basic like that) with vanilla creamer. I’d also like to point out that I like my coffee white. People tend to ask me if I want coffee with my creamer. Oopsies. If I do go to Starbucks it’s usually on 2 occasions. The first is when I’m sick to order the Medicine Ball drink which is a combination of teas, peppermint, lemon and honey. The second is around the holidays to order a caramel bruleé latte!

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Personal


WHAT DOES A DAY IN THE LIFE LOOK LIKE?

I honestly could do an entire post on this and I think I should. Each day is different. There are pros and cons to being a full time blogger, number one being that you get to make your own schedule. This has definitely been my biggest struggle. That being said, Mondays are always my “get shit done” days. I almost never get out of my pjs and I spend the entire day catching up on emails and content planning. I’d like to say the rest of the week is as organized as Mondays but that would be a lie. I try to always start my day with coffee and answering emails. Beyond that every day is different but some of my other tasks include: shopping (yes that’s a large part of my job believe it or not), going to stores to do try on sessions, planning out outfits, taking pictures (another large part), planning out blog posts, researching for blog posts, interacting with you guys on Instagram, and so much more!

WHY DID YOU HAVE HIP SURGERY?

Long story short, I was born with hip dysplasia. I had two Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO for short) surgeries to correct the deformities. These surgeries were both last year. I had my left hip done March, 24th 2017 and my right hip done October 9, 2017. Both required a two month recovery period and another 2 months in physical therapy. This was a very large part of why I moved home. My parents literally had to do everything for me. You can read more about what that is and my experience here.

HOW DO YOU STAY IN SHAPE?

Ha! And I say that because after you read my next question/answer you are going to think the same thing. Without being too gross, I have a very healthy digestive system. I battled IBS for a good portion of my life and still have flare ups every once and awhile. I’d like to say that I work out regularly but that would be a lie. Ever since working from home I’m honestly even less active than I used to be but I do try to do a few, quick at home workouts. I shared which ones I usually do here. I’ve tried joining a gym or workout classes but I was just throwing money down the drain.

A lot of my body type can be attributed to good genetics, a healthy digestive system, and diet. Yes, I eat a lot of CFA but besides that, I eat pretty healthy. My biggest piece of advice is to eat small portions. You can always go back for seconds but if you fill your plate up to the brim on your first round, you are more likely to overeat. I try never to “stuff” myself. Stop eating when you are full! Eating slowly also ensures this.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?

Is it too predictable to say Chick-fil-a? Because as much as I eat it that would probably be my request. In fact when I traveled abroad for a month my last meal out of the country was CFA and you can bet it was my first one when I got back! Also does this meal include dessert? Because I’m going to need a large bowl of Cookie Two Step ice cream for dessert please.

DO YOU ENJOY LIVING AT HOME?

Yes! I’d honestly live here forever if it was socially acceptable. My parents and I have a great relationship! You’d think that with all 3 of us being home all of the time (my parents are retired), that we would get sick of each other but for the most part we don’t! I have my own office upstairs that I spend the majority of the day in. Both of my parents have their own offices as well so we don’t see each other too much throughout the day besides meals. We usually cook/eat dinner together and catch up on shows. As far as everything else goes, I come and go as I please. My parents used to be so strict growing up but now we are more like best friends 🙂

ARE YOU LIVING AT HOME BECAUSE YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE FUTURE?

I started out living at home really because of timing. There were quite a few major life factors that played a role in making the decision for me that I talked about in this post. I had NO idea that I would still be living at home a year later but here we are.  A large part of why I have stayed is because I have such a great relationship with my parents, I’m happy saving money while I can, and I’m honestly unsure if I want to stay in Houston so I didn’t want to get locked into a year lease and then decide to peace out. I’m staying here until I know my next step and hopefully by then my savings will have grown even more than they already have!

HOW DO YOU MANAGE A SOCIAL LIFE ESPECIALLY LIVING AT HOME?

I really don’t. Besides my blogging buds, I honestly don’t have a ton of friends that I hang out or keep up with. It’s weird how the older you get, the less friends you have but I’ve been weirdly ok with that. I keep up with the friends that I can’t live without and have let other friendships fizzle out that seem forced. I’ve been far more selective with who I give my time to recently. I try to make time for friends and experiences that build me up and make me feel alive! As for going out, I love it! I am a social butterfly on the weekends and I LOVE to dance 🙂 Funny enough, it seems like the only time I run into any of you is when I’m two sheets to the wind. My apologies ladies.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAREER?

Still trying to figure that one out. I have a running list of things I like and don’t like. I’m way too much of a people person for a 9-5 desk job, I know that. I’d love for my next business step to be something in the fashion realm. Possibly in marketing, social media or styling! I love what I do now but is it my end all be all? No.

Blogging FAQ

Dating


DO YOU ENJOY BEING SINGLE?

Yes and no. I’m one of the last single ones out of my friend group which kind of sucks because you really don’t realize that you are #singleAF until you are surrounded by people who are all married and/or having kids. But most of the time, yes! I actually did an entire blog post on my feelings about being single and what my season of singleness has taught me hereIf you are in the same season, I highly suggest you read it and why I genuinely think that we (all of the single ladies), are the lucky ones.

WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A GUY?

I mean… I haven’t waited this long not to have Prince Charming is all I’m saying. Hehe. In all seriousness I don’t have a list of criteria and honestly I don’t have a “type”. Every guy that I have dated has been SO different. Looks, race, personality, the whole shebang. I usually go for the confident guys. The ones that aren’t afraid to approach me and start a conversation. If they can make me laugh, game over. Yes, looks are important but honestly personality is way more important to me. For that reason, I’ll go on a date with just about anyone! Other factors that are very attractive: success/motivation to better themselves, enjoy traveling, and know how to have a good time. Someone that will go out with me on Friday night and church on Sundays. Is that too much to ask for?

HOW OFTEN DO YOU DATE?

I go through spurts. One minute I’m like “I don’t need no man” and I just enjoy the single train and other time’s I’m all like “maybe it’s time to settle down” and I’ll jump on a few dating apps. I’ve been told a million times that I’ll find someone when I stop looking so that’s pretty much what I’ve done. Stopped looking in the sense I rarely get on dating apps anymore. I still like to think that I put myself in plenty of social situations for the right man to come along. I’ve been on quite a few dates over the past year as well as met plenty of guys out. Almost none have resulted in a second date or me changing their number in my phone to an actual name. After getting burned so bad from my last “relationship”, my perspective on dating has changed. I never fully opened up about this but you can read an open letter to him here.

ARE YOU ON ANY DATING APPS/WEBSITES?

Dating is awkward enough without throwing dating apps into the mix. I don’t particularly like them. Theoretically I’d rather meet someone out or through friends than meet up with a stranger but it’s easier said than done. I’ve been on all of the dating apps. I’ve deleted them, redownloaded them, met up with people from them, been catfished, gone on second dates, even fallen for some of the guys. So yes I’m well versed on dating apps even though I don’t particularly like them. I hate that dating apps have become a way of life because I honestly think that it prevents people from making moves in person. It hinders people’s confidence because it takes the work out of making a connection in person. And with confidence being a major attraction for me, dating apps seem to only bring about men who are lacking in that department unfortunately. I’m not sure what that says about me since I have been on them from time to time but I’m also the first girl at the bar to hit on a guy that I think is attractive so…?

My quick and short analysis if you are thinking about joining a dating app. Bumble sucks. The guys aren’t of high quality and the ones that are just want to message back and forth and never meet up. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Coffee Meets Bagel has plenty of people that want to meet up but none were very attractive to me. I did like the platform better than Bumble since it gave more background information on each guy. Maybe your area might be better? It’s worth a shot. The League is supposed to be for business professionals but you only get 3 matches a day. I used the platform for months and never met up with a single guy. Hinge is probably the most fun. You get funny tidbits about each guy, background info and pics. I’ve probably had the most success with this app and it’s the most user friendly.

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Hair/Skin


DO YOU HAVE EXTENSIONS?

I just took them out last week and already want them back in! You can read all about what type, cost, the process, styling and maintenance here.

WHAT CURLER DO YOU USE?

I go back and forth between my T3 appliances and my Hot Tools wand depending on the length of my hair and what type of curl I am going for. For everyday curls, I love the Hot Tools wand. For tighter curls, I use the T3 1 inch wand. For loose waves, I use the T3 1.5 inch wand.

WHO DOES YOUR HAIR?

 I go to Sharon at Trademark Salon for my cut, color and now extensions. I cannot recommend her enough! I have always been more than pleased with my services. In fact, she is the first hair stylist that I have gone to more than once which is saying A LOT because I had never been happy with my hair until finding Sharon. And I tried five Houston salons before finding Trademark! For those that aren’t in the Spring area, she is well worth the drive!

Trademark Salon Location:

10300 Louetta Rd #106, Houston, TX 77070

WHAT SKINCARE PRODUCTS CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

I’ve been using Sunday Riley’s UFO oil at night for the past year and it has dramatically changed my acne prone skin! It’s pricey but works wonders. Also, I’ve used the same eye shadow pallet since high school and constantly get questions about it. I use the Too Faced Natural Eye Pallet. It’s such a great everyday eyeshadow look.

Blogging FAQ

Bloggging


WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE BLOGGING FULL TIME?

I was a supply analyst for a retail power company for 3 years. I didn’t hate the work but I did not enjoy the company culture and knew it’s not what I wanted to be doing forever.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED BLOGGING?

Like most people it started as a hobby and a creative outlet. I moved home after college and started work. I absolutely hated it at first. Nobody talked to me, I had no friends that moved back to Houston and to top it off I felt like a loser at the time for living at home. I was pretty depressed for awhile. I desperately needed something that I could pour my time into that I enjoyed doing. Insert blogging. I followed a few bloggers and always thought their work was so appealing. My entire life I was the one doing people’s hair and make up at sleepovers. I was also always the one being asked, “Where did you get that cute outfit?!” so it seemed natural to fall into blogging. My sister’s boyfriend at the time offered to set up my website (something I’m still SO grateful for), and the rest was history!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?

November will make 3 years! I started November 2015. My first blog post, as terrible as it is, is here. Goes to show everyone has to start somewhere. Apparently that somewhere for me was starting every blog post with “Hello Lovelies!”. EW.

WHERE DID YOUR BLOG NAME COME FROM?

I’m honestly surprised I don’t get this question more often. I think most people think it’s just a random, cute name but there was actually SO much thought that went into it. I thought about the name for over 6 months and had over 100 possible contenders. Crazy!! But the real meaning behind the blog name is explained here.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE BEFORE YOU SAW A RETURN?

I joined RewardStyle (an affiliate network) when I had just 1k followers. I didn’t really start making money off of that until months later and even then it was minuscule. I think once I hit 10k is when I started charging for sponsored posts. Even at that point it was very little. At the beginning you definitely have to be prepared to sink a large sum into your blog knowing you might never see a return. I’d say that I didn’t break even until probably a year into blogging. Once I hit 50k on Instagram is really when I saw my sponsorships increase.

HOW MUCH DO BLOGGERS MAKE?

There are so many different factors! The great thing about blogging/working for yourself is that if you put 10% in, you are only going to get 10% out. If you put 110% in, the return is far greater. Since I’ve been blogging full time, my blogging income has quadrupled. When I took the plunge, I was making a quarter of what I make now. I am just shy of making what I made at my full time job. Bloggers make money several different ways. 1) through affiliate links meaning we get a small commission every time a follower purchases something through one of our links. 2) Through advertisements on the blog. I personally do not do any of these. 3) Through sponsorships. A company will pay for a dedicated blog or social post.

Every blogger charges a different amount. There is no “standard” in the blogging industry which is honestly quite frustrating because a lot of bloggers will work for free which ends up screwing the rest of us if companies know that they can get away with not paying. While this is not a written rule, most bloggers charge companies $100 per every 10k Instagram followers. So for instance if I follow this rule, I would charge $100 * 6.74 (67.4k Instagram followers)=  $675 per Instagram post. A blog post is more expensive! I know that doesn’t give you a straightforward answer but I know some bloggers that make way over 6 figures and some that barely make anything.

HOW DO BLOGGERS TRAVEL SO MUCH?

Once you have a decent following, it is very easy to work on a trade basis when it comes to traveling. When I travel, I will reach out to hotels, restaurants and brands that I want to work with and ask if they will let give me a room, meal or clothing for free in exchange for a feature on my social channels. This doesn’t always work but a lot of times it does considering they would normally have to pay for this type of exposure! Bigger bloggers can get paid to travel. Also, sometimes I will line up several paid brand sponsorships during a trip so that it pays for my flight and then some! Usually if you tell a brand that wants to work with you that you can shoot for them in say Hawaii, they are more on board to pay you than your average backyard pool pic:)

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT BLOGGING?

O goodness. Probably the inconsistency. Some months I make 4X what I make in another month. There is no set paycheck. Like I said it’s dependent on how much you put into it as well as luck. Some months you receive more collaboration opportunities than others. Season is also a big factor. A lot of companies have bigger budgets during the holidays to push holiday promotions. After the new year is usually a “slump period” because everyone is recovering from spending so much during the holidays!

HOW DO YOU MAKE FRIENDS IN THE BLOGGING INDUSTRY?

I wrote a blog post only 4 months into my blogging journey about how to meet other bloggers and it is still 100% accurate! I guess I really did know a thing or two back then 🙂 You can find that post here.

HOW DO YOU AFFORD ALL OF THE CLOTHES FOR YOUR BLOG?

You have to keep in mind that I do this for a living! My job is literally to show you the newest trends. It’s not to buy a bunch of clothes and wear them 500 times (like a normal person lol). I wear most things one time which is to show you how to style an outfit! If I showed you the same outfit more than once it really isn’t doing anyone a service. Instead, I try to show you new ways to style different pieces as well as how to bring in new styles each season. I am gifted quite a bit of clothing and what I do buy comes out of a monthly budget that I allow for my business.

Also, keep in mind I do not keep everything that I show you ladies. A lot of times I buy clothes to do at home try on sessions and then return what I do not forsee wearing for more than one Instagram photo. I know it’s hard to compare your closet with bloggers’ closets but you can’t do that! Our clothes are our money makers. If we don’t have new, “linkable” clothes, we don’t make money. But it takes money to make money!

HOW HAVE YOU GROWN A FOLLOWING ESPECIALLY LATELY WITH THE ALGORITHM CHANGES?

It has taken me 3 years and SO many hours to grow my Instagram to what it is. I am on Instagram almost 24/7 and that’s not an exaggeration. I have been affected by the algorithm just like everyone else and it sucks but I’ve chosen not to harp on it. Instead, I’m focusing my energy on creating the best content that I can which is all we really can. While it is a lot harder than it used to be to grow, I did an entire post here on how I have successfully grown my Instagram following.

Keep in mind that nobody is an overnight success and that there is no magic formula. I am very proud to say that I have never bought followers or likes which has unfortunately become the normal in our industry. If you are just starting out, my biggest piece of advice to grow your audience is to be genuine and true to yourself from the beginning! People want to follow and connect with someone that they have a connection with. You can’t have a connection with someone who is trying to be someone completely different.

If you have any more questions or have a topic you want me to cover in the next Chic Chat please leave a comment and let me know!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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