June Top Ten

We are back for another monthly round up of the most purchased items from the previous month. I always love these posts because I enjoy seeing which items you ladies loved the most and which ones took a back seat. I always want to make sure that I bring you the best content and sale round ups so looking over this data for trending items, categories and retailers helps me plan similar content for the next month and hopefully you enjoy seeing behind the scenes a little bit too!

The past couple of months I have started sharing more of my Amazon and QVC finds and I’d say by the number of top sellers from these places you ladies are definitely loving them too! That certainly doesn’t mean that I will stop sharing my favorite items from places like NordstromAbercrombieRevolve and Old Navy!

To shop any of the below items, simply click on the picture and it will take you to the retailers site to purchase! Also, if you enjoy these types of post and are curious about how I obtain this data and track sales on the back end, scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information on that!

Top Ten Purchased Items


10. Walmart Maxi Dress

Walmart Dress

This $16 maxi dress has placed in the top ten for several months! It is insanely soft, has pockets, adjustable straps and comes in 10 colors! It runs true to size.

9. Walmart Leopard Swimsuit

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

You’d never guess this swimsuit was from Walmart it’s so good and under $15! The top runs small so I suggest sizing up while the bottoms run true to size.

8. Abercrombie Overalls

Abercrombie Shortalls

The best overalls I’ve found to date. The color I have (light wash) is no longer available but the dark wash is and I like it better! They fit true to size. I’m wearing an XS

7. Free People Dress

Free People Maxi Dress

Wait till you see the back of this cute maxi dress! It’s a gorgeous dress to dress up or down. It does run a bit oversized but I suggest getting your true size.

6. Pearl Headband

Amazon Pearl Headband

These pearl headbands have been ALL of the rage right now. The one I have is a $25 dupe for the $150 Lele Sadoughi headbands. I also found a $1 Amazon option that has great reviews from other bloggers. I REPEAT ONE DOLLAR!!

5. Amazon Dress

Amazon Cocktail Dress

I still can’t believe this dress is from Amazon! It’s SO good and under $30! I have the lavender color but it comes in about 10 gorgeous colors. It runs true to size. I’m wearing the small but could have done an XS.

4. Amazon Swimsuit

High waisted swimsuits

A top seller for months now, this $25 scalloped bikini is the cutest thing and best quality too. The top is padded and the material is SO soft. Overall it has amazing coverage and comes in several colors. Size up! I am typically a XS and got the small.

3. Slip SIlk Pillowcase

Silk Pillowcase Review

Ever since I found my silk pillowcase on TJMaxx’s website for over 50% off, y’all went crazy! They are a bit of a splurge and never go on sale so finding them at 50% off is a steal! If you haven’t read my post on why I will never go back to a cotton pillowcase and the benefits for your hair and skin, read it here.

2. MicroDermMD System

The best at home microdermabrasion product! Such a great remedy for exfoliating, removing dry skin and dirt as well as smoothing. Forgo two facials and invest in this! So much more bang for your buck.

1. Isle of Paradise Tanning Kit

These tanning drops are all the rage right now and are constantly selling out at retailers. I use shade dark and add it to my face moisturizer 2-3 times a week! If you are new to QVC you can use TAKE5 for $5 off.


And as a reminder on how I obtain the monthly top ten data…

I use an affiliate program called rewardStyle. This means that if you click on any link- whether it be from my Instagram, Liketoknow.it app or blog- that takes you to a product page on a retailer’s site and rewardStyle is able to track that it originated from me. Some affiliate programs will pay the influencer for every click that they generate from their site. RewardStyle pays per purchase made. This means that if you click on one of my links and then end up purchasing that item, I will get a small commission (usually between 7-12%).  Many bloggers use this same program as part of their revenue source.

Because I use this service I do have access to data analytics. This means I can track what items are clicked on and purchased. I cannot see who clicked on them or what other items might have been purchased. For example, if you click on my Gucci Belt link and then purchase a swimsuit and a top in the same transaction, I will only be able to see that a purchase was made and that the belt link is how you got to the retailer’s site.

These analytics are incredibly important to me because it allows me to see what all of you are liking. At the end of the day, this little blog business of mine is meant to be a resource for all of you so having the ability to track and measure each product’s success is invaluable. Coming from a Finance background, I tend to geek out over the analytics side of it as I find it incredibly intriguing what all of you are liking, buying and clicking on the most! It gets my gears turning because I genuinely want to bring you products that you are going to love and want to buy (at the right price point of course)!

Like I mentioned, this little blog is a full time business for me which means I am so appreciative when you choose to click and shop through my links – whether that be on Instagram or the blog. I have poured everything I have into being a resource for all of you so that hopefully it makes your life a little bit easier. I know that shopping through my links is an extra step for you, but please know it makes all the difference to me. It is how I am able to continue sharing great deals, try on sessions, and everything else. O and it allows me to pay my bills 🙂

All of that is to say, shopping through my links does not cost you anything additional (the item is the same price), the retailer will just pay me a small cut since I am the one that referred you. Please know I am so thankful when you choose to shop through my links and give me credit for helping you score a great find!

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Fourth of July Weekend Sales

July 4th Outfits

Memorial Day Outfits

July 4th Outfits

July 4th Outfits

ABERCROMBIE

50% OFF SELECT STYLES

AERIE

40-60% OFF OF EVERYTHING

AMERICAN EAGLE 

20% OFF OF EVERYTHING + UNDIES 10 FOR $30

ANN TAYLOR

50% OFF FULL PRICE ITEMS with code JULY

ANTRHOPOLOGIE

50% OFF SALE STYLES

ASOS

UP TO 40% OFF FRESH DROPS

BANANA REPUBLIC

SALE STYLES 50% OFF,WOMEN’S STYLES 40% OFF, MEN STYLES 30% OFF

BAUBLEBAR

$20 SALE STYLES

DSW

20% OFF with code YAYDAZE + FREE BEACH DAY SET with code BEACHBUM

EVEREVE

10% OFF OF EVERYTHING + FREE SHIPPING OVER $50

EXPRESS

UP TO 50% OFF EVERYTHING

FOREVER21

UP TO 70% OFF SITE WIDE + FREE SHIPPING

FRANCESCAS

30% OFF EVERYTHING + FREE SHIPPING OVER $60

GAP

50% OFF SALE with code MORE + 40% OFF EVERYTHING ELSE

GOODNIGHT MACAROON

40% OFF with code JULY40

H&M

20% OFF SALE STYLES

J.CREW

40% OFF FULL PRICE + 50% OFF SALE STYLES with code FIREWORKS

J.CREW FACTORY

60-70% OFF

LOFT

40% OFF with code HBDUSA 

LORD & TAYLOR

UP TO 60% OFF SITE WIDE with code JULY

MACY’S

35-60% OFF with code FOURTH

MADEWELL

25% OFF with code FIREWORK

NASTYGAL

UP TO 70% OFF

NORDSTROM

UP TO 50% OFF + FREE SHIPPING

OLD NAVY

UP TO 60% OFF

PIER ONE

EXTRA 25% OFF + FREE SHIPPING over $49 (my nightstands here)

POTTERY BARN

BUY MORE, SAVE MORE! UP TO 30% OFF

SHOPBOP

UP TO 40% OFF + 2 DAY AMAZON PRIME SHIPPING

STEVE MADDEN

SSENSE

UP TO 50% OFF NAME BRANDS LIKE Golden Goose

TARGET

20% OFF SWIM

T3 MICRO

$30 OFF MY CURLING IRON here

(I love this wand and this curling iron)

URBAN OUTFITTERS

40% OFF SALE STYLES

WAYFAIR

UP TO 70% OFF

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Information

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

2019 NORDSTROM CATALOG

Get ready friends! The big kahuna of sales is just two weeks away! I can assure you this sale is a marathon not a sprint so knowing how to prepare for it is MONEY! Literally, figuratively, and emotionally. All of the above because if you don’t know how to shop it, I can assure you that it can be overwhelming. After three years of doing this, I know how to find the hidden gems before everyone else and I’m sharing all of it with all of YOU!

WHAT IS THE “NSALE”?

If you have been around here long enough, you know I haunt sales like it’s my job. Unlike other sales that mark down old or last season’s trends, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has BRAND NEW items (both Summer and Fall finds) discounted by up to 40% off from brands like Tory Burch, Top Shop, MAC, Stuart Weitzman, Free People, Rebecca Minkoff and SO many more! The sale runs for 3.5 weeks with new items added each day and at the end of the sale, everything goes back to full price. You can view some of the first items that will go on sale here.

WHEN DOES THE NSALE START?

  • July 9th Icon Level Nordy Club members can pre-shop in-store!
  • July 10th & 11th Icon and Ambassador Nordy Club members can pre-shop in store!
  • July 12th, 12:30 pm EST Early Access begins for Nordstrom Cardholders
  • July 19th The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public
  • August 4th The sale ends and items return back to full price

HOW SHOULD I PREP?

1. GET THE NORDSTROM CREDIT CARD

Only Nordstrom cardholders will gain access on July 12th- a full week before the rest of the world. The reason this matters is because most of the good stuff WILL sell out before public access even opens. It happens every year. I finally bit the bullet this year and applied for the credit card because after two years of not having it, I know better.If you want to shop the sale early, APPLY ASAP so you can be approved before early access starts. If you apply before July 10th, you will get a $60 Nordstrom note (aka FREE money!). Apply here.

PRO TIP: Make sure you add your card to your Nordstrom online account before the sale starts so you’re completely ready to shop when it’s go time!

2. MAKE A LIST OF WHAT YOU NEED

The sale will bring out new items geared for Fall/Winter but there will also be items that you can wear now! While you might not be ready just yet to think about cold weather clothing, the deals that you will score now are well worth it later on. In years past my favorite items to shop for were leather boots, lightweight jackets, designer purses, jeans, everyday tops and beauty items. I highly suggest going through your closet now to see what items you actually need verses making impulse decisions when the sale comes.

I also suggest looking at some of my popular blog posts from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to see what type of items you might be able to score this year. You can expect to see similar blog posts and sale coverage this year!

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018 FAVORITE PICKS

MY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PURCHASES

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TRY ON SESSION

3. LET ME SHOP FOR YOU

I will be shopping the sale in real time and will update you on the blog and social media with all of the best items including those that I think will sell out super fast. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram via posts and stories as well as the Liketoknow.it app as this is where I will be sharing sizing guides, favorite items, styling tips and giveaways before they make it to the blog!

If you want to share what items you are shopping for this year, please do! Comment below and let me know what type of items you are looking for. I will be making a list and shopping those items as soon as the sale goes live. While the Nordstrom Sale will have literally hundreds of pages of sale items, it is my job to shop for what you ladies want. So send me your lists and let me do the hard part for you! I will also be checking as popular items come back in stock so once the sale starts, feel free to send me items you might have missed out on because items do get returned within the 3.5 week sale period!

4. SHOP ONLINE!

If this is your first Nordstrom Sale rodeo than you are about to see just how overwhelming the sale can be. Stores are a madhouse. I would say comparable to the hunger games so shopping online is much more preferable and less stressful. If you are nervous about sizing, order two and return the one that doesn’t work. Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns + really affordable expedited shipping compared to a lot of retailers. However, if you need your purchase same-day, you can still shop it online and opt for in-store or curbside pickup!

 

POPULAR ITEMS LAST YEAR

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

MY FAVORITE ITEMS FROM YEARS PAST

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wardrobe essentials styled 9 different ways

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Walmart Swimsuit Haul

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

Praise the Lord it’s bikini weather, y’all! Every year I let myself purchase one name brand swimsuit and then limit myself to a couple budget friendly options which if I’m being honest, I’m usually not too thrilled about. This year while making a Walmart run, I decided to try on a few swimsuits and literally had to refrain from buying the entire swimsuit section. You’d never guess that all of these swimsuits are under $20 and cute as can be! Unfortunately I couldn’t find a few of these online but they should all be available in store if not on walmart.com AND most come in plus sizes too.

Sizing: For women’s brand swimsuits like Time and Tru, sizing runs true to size with the smallest size starting at a size small (4/6). If you are a true XS, the swimsuits will likely be too big on you. For junior’s brands like No Boundaries, sizing runs on the smaller side. The smallest size is a size small(3/5) but it fits more like an XS.

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

NOT ONLINE

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

I’M REVERSIBLE

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

Walmart Swimsuit Haul

POOL FLOATS


ADDITIONAL SWIMWEAR


ACCESSORIES


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

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Day to Night: Working Nine to Wine

For those that are new around here, I worked in corporate America for 3 years after college. It’s actually where I started my blog and first shared my love for putting together outfits, which at the time was all work wear since I was working that 9-5 life. After I quit my corporate job, I still made a point to share office wear because frankly there aren’t enough bloggers that do and isn’t that what most women wear on a daily basis? I got you girl.

For me: a 20 something, single, city girl; I was always ready for happy hour or some social event right after work which meant wearing something to work that I could easily transition to after 5 attire. Even now, I firmly believe in purchasing clothes that are wearable for many occasions for example work to weekend or church to wedding. You get what I mean! I will not purchase a piece of clothing if I know I will only be able to wear it one time or for one specific purpose which is why I started my Day to Night series. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can do so here.

LITTLE BLACK DRESS


Day to Night Work Wear

Day to Night Work Wear

There is nothing more classy or timeless than a little black dress am I right? Even better if it’s office appropriate! See below for a roundup of some of my favorites.

STATEMENT TOP


Day to Night Work Wear

Day to Night Work Wear

If dresses aren’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a statement top and a quick change-a-roo from your work slacks into a pair of jeans for date night. I used to always keep a pair of jeans, black heels and red lipstick in my car for emergencies and I highly suggest you do the same 😉 Some of my favorite statement blouses below!

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