Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edit

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edit

The Nordstrom Sale Is On!

For the past week, this sale has only been open to Nordstrom card holders, but now it’s finally open to everyone! Things in the sale always sell out SO fast, but if there is an item you particularly love, keep an eye on it because the frequently restock well loved items in the sale.

Yesterday, I went in my local Nordstrom & did a dressing room try on for you guys. Sometimes, it’s just better seeing the items on someone you know rather than on a model or on a rack. I tried on quite a few pieces & linked other items within the sale that I would style each piece with. Most of these items are for the upcoming fall season. It’s coming up quick (even though it’s still super hot!), so now is the perfect time to shop those essential items your wardrobe really needs. Towards the bottom, I also shared some beauty & home favorites that are included in the sale as well!

Happy Shopping!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

This peachy-pink sweater is oh-so-soft! I love the fit as well. It’s not too tight but not oversized either. For the skirt, I love a good plaid print in the fall. Such a feminine cut, perfect for work. This can be dressed up with heels, but I’m really feeling these sweet, scalloped flats.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

I was not expecting to fall so hard for this dress! It’s stretchy, but firm so it holds everything in. The material is thick, almost sweater-like, perfect to keep you warm on chilly nights. Plus, the skirt is SO flattering. You could even wear this into the winter with this emerald faux fur jacket & these gorgeous lace heels.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Ok, ok, ok…this is the perfect thing to throw on & go. I love the care-free look of pairing this cream sweater dress with a pair of brown knee high boots & a green, round, croc-style bag.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

How stunning is this emerald jumpsuit?! This would be perfect for a fall wedding or even a Christmas party. I would style this dress with some feminine pink pieces like this blush coat & these pink croc-style block heels.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

This light sweater top has almost all of my favorite colors in its stripes. In this photo, I have these skinny jeans on, but I’d love to style it with these wide leg denim pants & these burgundy shoes with a small heel to elongate my look.

This classic Parisian outfit that makes a great go-to look. I love that this striped boatneck top has the cutest scoop back. It’s those little details that really elevate your look. Pair it with a great pair of skinny jeans & this iconic trench coat. I truly believe every woman needs a good trench coat in her wardrobe (see all my classic wardrobe essentials here).

The cutest & softest roll neck sweater I’ve tried on in a while. Once again, the colors are just perfection & the length pairs great with skinny jeans. Throw a good trench coat over your shoulders & you’re good to go.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

I’ll admit, pullovers like this are not the most fun thing to purchase, but I’m always glad I have them. This one has nice snap details & I love the unique color. Something like this is great to have to go on walks outside, to wear on holiday with family, & to wear to fall bonfires. Pair this with skinny jeans or leggings & a pair of cute Hunter boots.

I’m desperate for a good navy sweater, & this navy chenille one seems just about perfect. I love the neckline & the fit of this to wear with high waisted skirts throughout the fall season. It would also look amazing with these wide leg cropped jeans & tweed heels.

I have a pullover so similar to this one, & I wear it all the time. Wear it with your comfies around the house or to run errands, or dress it up just a bit for coffee or lunch with a friend, with a pair of skinny jeans & this tan pair of knee high boots.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

These were my top 5 pieces from my try on!


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edit

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The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring

The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring

The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring

1 Outfit, 2 Ways

When I saw this adorable set on Chicwish, I instantly fell in love. Not only with the sweet floral design, but with the color. I’ve been desperately trying to find a way to add orange into my wardrobe & this two piece set was a perfect fit. You want to know the best part about it? The skirt is actually a skort! It’s the perfect piece to be care-free & twirl around in.

With warm weather just out of reach, I decided to try styling this set for colder days. But I also wanted to show you how I would style it on warmer days too, so I just did, even though it was freezing outside. Keep reading to see this lovely look transformed. 1 outfit, 2 ways.


The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring
The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring

On Colder Days…

When the weather is still cold, but I still want to wear something fun & spring-y, pairing this set with tall boots is perfection. In this post, I chose my brown knee-high boots, but a lovely pair of over the knee boots would suit this look beautifully as well. To tie in the warmth of the orange & the brown boots, I wore my brown leather jacket.

For accessories & added my newest bag in my collection that I’m so obsessed with. It’s totally affordable (only $14!) & comes with an embroidered crossbody strap as well. In my hair I added a whimsical gold butterfly headband. Honestly, this was probably made for children, but I just love it so I got it anyways. I also wore my orange cat eye sunnies, my large bow studs, & my cute daisy ear cuff.


The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring
The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring
The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring


The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring

On Warmer Days…

When things start to warm up around here, this set is the perfect transitioning piece. Not only can it be worn together, but the top can be worn with jeans or another skirt & the skort can be worn with a variety of tops. But for this look, I kept the pieces together & let my legs be free. I paired it with my new blush espadrilles (which are under $40 & super comfortable) & a cute basket bag. To add a bit of feminine flair to this outfit, I tied my Gal Meets Glam scarf in a bow on my bag & wore my Oscar de la Renta bow earring dupes.

*Styling Tip*

This top has long sleeves with a cuff, but on warmer days, just push the cuff above your elbow to create a fun billowy sleeve.


The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring
The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring
The Perfect Outfit To Transition Into Spring



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Our Valentine’s Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

My Forever Valentine

This is our fourth Valentine’s Day together, but this year is the most special of them all. We are officially a family now & since our wedding, our love has only grown. (As cheesy as it sounds…it’s true!) Ben & I wanted to do something special together to celebrate our first married Valentine’s Day, but we had to do it a little bit early this year. I will be performing tonight & the rest of the weekend, so Ben had the great idea of visiting the beautiful Agecroft Hall last weekend. Neither of us had ever been, so we slept in, had cinnamon rolls & coffee, then left at noon to arrive right when the gates opened.


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage
Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall is a lovely, Tudor manor house right on the James River located just minutes from our house. Believe it or not, this home was built in the late 15th century in Lancashire, England. Then in the early 20th century it was deconstructed, shipped overseas, & rebuilt. This place is incredible. The details, paintings, elaborate beds & ceilings were magnificent. Not to mention the masterfully laid out gardens. Needless to say, we cannot wait to go back in the spring & summer when the gardens are in full bloom. I hear that in the summer, the also have live Shakespeare performances outside! We had a lovely afternoon on this amazing property & cannot wait to go back.


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Our First 6 Months

Ben & I recently celebrated our 6 month wedding anniversary. Since our magical wedding day, we’ve travelled to Italy, Ben started a new job, I changed my name, we had both of our families here at home for Christmas, & we’ve worked together as a team on building our life together as well as our finances. We love spending time together & dreaming big dreams for our future. Both of us have mentioned that it is still some much fun calling each other husband & wife. As we were reflecting the other night & talking about the last 6 months of marriage, the same truth rang true in both of our hearts: we’ve never felt more in love. Maybe it’s the honeymoon season, but either way, I love this man & am so thankful we are on this path together.


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A Touch Of Sparkle

A Touch Of Sparkle

A Touch Of Sparkle
A Touch Of Sparkle

The Look I’m Loving

You know that perfect outfit you own that you can wear to grab brunch with your girlfriends? Now imagine that look gently sprinkled with touches of sparkle. Do you smile at the thought of that like I do? I just love a little shimmer! Personally, at the moment I’m not into wearing necklaces, but items on my radar include earrings, bracelets, rings, hair accessories, & even hand bags. I am on the hunt to find the best affordable sparkly bits. These little pretties know how to catch people’s eyes & elevate any look.


A Touch Of Sparkle
A Touch Of Sparkle

My 3 Favorite Styles

Bows

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love bows. The more the merrier. Bow earrings add the sweetest feminine statement to a look. For dramatic shine, these long black bow earrings easily pair with any outfit. My smaller white bow earrings are a great dupe for the Oscar de la Renta bow earrings. When I don’t want anything flashy, my gold bow studs are the perfect go-to earrings.

Gold + Stars

I’ve had my second piercing done for years now, but I don’t always take advantage of it. I’m really into the look of huggie earrings (dainty gold earrings that “hug” your ear) layered up on the ear. Especially if they are asymmetrical! The star + moon set I’m wearing in these photos is one of my favorite sets at the moment. On the other side, the star & moon are reversed! I also have this larger pair of affordable star + moon earrings that are great for making a statement. Earrings that are asymmetrical like this are also seen from some of my favorite designers such as Dior, Gucci, & Oscar de la Renta.

(Shoutout to my Dior Studded Lady Bag dupe that’s under $20!!!)

Another great way to add a touch of sparkle to your look is with bracelets & rings. I’m typically drawn to items that are mostly gold with a few sparkles thrown in the mix. Like this dainty nautical charm bracelet I’m wearing here. Old school charm bracelets are making a come back you guys! Time to whip out your old ones or find new affordable ones such as this. There is something so satisfying to having a little jingle on your wrist.

Pearls

It’s no secret that I love love love pearls right now. And how could I not? They are everywhere right now & so perfectly feminine. Designers like Jennifer Behr are influencing the accessories scene in a major way. Her use of pearls in bows, headbands, & clips for your hair is just stunning. Ever since seeing her work, I’ve been searching for similar pieces that give that same feel, but at a more affordable price point. This pearl headband (also seen here) is one of those pieces, & I can’t stop wearing it! Also pearl hair clips like these & these are so gorgeous & are currently on my shopping list. As far as earrings go, some trending pearl pieces include these pearl heart earrings (under $5) (worn here), & these super fun shell + pearl statement earrings.


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A Touch Of Sparkle

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The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

Pretending I Live In Paris

When you think of Paris, what comes to your mind? For me, it’s romance, effortless style, hours at the café down the street, & beautiful buildings everywhere. Even the word, Paris, has a dreamy feeling to it. This Valentine’s Day, why not pretend you’re in “The City Of Love” for the evening? Bring that Parisienne romance & effortless style wherever you will be spending Valentine’s Day this year. What kind of date will the pink & Parisienne valentine go on & what will she wear?


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine

What She Wears

The pink & Parisienne valentine wears the most effortlessly chic item of clothing: the classic wrap dress. It’s pink, feminine, comfortable to wear, & universally flattering. A dress like this is perfect to wear out to eat since it does a great job of hiding any food babies one might acquire.

To give this feminine dress a bit of an edge, she wears her tall burgundy boots with her matching beret & crossbody bag. She looks put together, feminine, & still has that Parisienne woman mystery to her. The final touches to her look include a faux fur coat draped over her shoulders, the perfect matte lipstick, a small pair of earrings, & a little shimmer on her eyes.

The Date She Goes On

I imagine the couple going out to a jazz club for dinner, drinks, & incredible live music. They talk about their passions, people watch, & even get up & dance, if the music is just right. Once they’ve had their fill of people for the night, they stop for a sweet treat, which if she were me would be ice cream. They then return home for an evening of wine, French film watching (try Amélie), & romance.


The Pink & Parisienne Valentine
The Pink & Parisienne Valentine


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Adding A New Color To My Wardrobe

Adding A Cheerful Color To My Wardrobe

Adding A Cheerful Color To My Wardrobe

Yellow

I keep catching myself being drawn to the color yellow. Maybe it’s my subconscious wishing for more sunshine & warmth? Or maybe it has something to do with my lemon obsession I’ve had ever since our Italian honeymoon last summer (see here: 1/2/3). Either way, this color is giving me life at the moment. I’m slowly finding ways to naturally incorporate this color into my wardrobe.

What a fun & vibrant color yellow is! It has the power & ability to absolutely cheer up any outfit. That in itself is one huge reason adding more yellow into your wardrobe this year will be a decision I will not regret.


Adding A Cheerful Color To My Wardrobe
Adding A Cheerful Color To My Wardrobe

Ease Your Way In

A great way to slowly starting adding a new color into your wardrobe is to incorporate it in with the colors you already own. I already wear a lot of pink, burgundy, & dark green, so the yellow worked into this striped dress makes wearing this bright yellow feel a little less intimidating & a little more me. Finding an item like this dress is a great way to introduce a new color to your wardrobe.

My Look

It has been just cold, cold, cold here in Richmond. So while I can’t wait to wear this dress alone or with sandals once the weather starts to warm up a bit, I added a few extra layers to make this dress wearable in the current climate. I love the way brown & yellow pairs together. Black & yellow just seems a bit too harsh for me, at least right now. Brown & yellow feels warm, fresh, & soft. A very casual & wearable color combination.

This long, feminine wrap style dress in contrast with the brown leather jacket is such a lovely pairing. I wore this look with my favorite tall brown boots that I literally wear all year long. This cheerful ensemble just begged for a fresh face. I kept my makeup simple with some bronzer & a fresh nude lip for a warm & summery feel. To add to that vibe, I even wore my cute starfish studs that remind me of the movie, Aquamarine (if only they complimented me! haha). Seeing the completed look against this dark green wall is giving me mega inspiration to do a two color look with green & yellow! Should I give it a try?


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