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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Designer Crush: Zimmermann + I’m In A Magazine!

Designer Crush: Zimmermann

Designer Crush: Zimmermann

First Things, First…

OMG I can’t even believe it! My two worlds have collided in the most amazing way. I have a two page fashion focused spread in a magazine I grew up reading. As a teenager, reading through Pointe Magazine & dreaming of becoming a professional dancer, I never thought that one day I would be featured in that very same magazine! The article in the April/May issue that I am a part of is called Studio To Street. In this article, I talk about Felix & Flora, my personal style, & how that also translates into my ballet studio style. Thank you, Pointe Magazine, I feel truly honored to have been chosen for this article. (Pointe Magazines are sold in Barnes & Noble stores if you want to see the print version. I will link the online version as soon as it’s live.)

Now onto this month’s Designer Crush…


Designer Crush: Zimmermann

The Dreamy Zimmermann

Zimmermann is know for his flowing designs, feminine cut outs with dreamy floral ruffles, & the most figure flattering silhouettes. If Oscar de la Renta was my first designer crush, Zimmermann was definitely my second. Each Zimmermann piece is dreamy & iconic in it’s own way. He combines everything I love about feminine clothing & gives it just the right amount of edge.

Below are few Zimmermann images that I’ve been totally crushing on…(notice the sweater in the second picture!)


Designer Crush: Zimmermann
Designer Crush: Zimmermann

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Literally Counting My Blessings

For Good

Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

For close to 10 years now, the idea of counting my blessings has been a very tangible concept for me. The ritual of writing down blessing by blessing & saying thanks for even the smallest of things is a process near & dear to my heart. Even though it’s a ritual I truly love, it’s something that quickly becomes forgotten during the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Then, my husband made a speech at our wedding (see it here) in which he mentioned that in that moment, on our wedding day, he found himself literally counting his blessings. Hearing him say that really sparked in me a desire to be better about making this small ritual of gratitude each day more of a priority. I’ve kept the same gratitude journal for the past 8 years & I’ve decided to read through it again & make more of an effort to keep it up.


Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Bits From My List

10. The ability to be quiet & listen

13. Laughter

23. Pretty desserts

27. Children copying art at the Guggenheim 

47. Injury causes me to rest

52. Warm quilt to cuddle up in

56. Nice waiters in long white aprons at Le Pain Quotidien

57. Perfect foam swirl in coffee

73. Outfit compliments

82. Memories captured by cameras

89. Variety

99. Sparkles

107. Swaying trees in the OK wind

116. Fearless singing

130. Crisp fall air

137. Chips & queso feel like home

141. Yogi tea inspiration

144. Honesty between friends

145. Written encouragement from old journals

147. Clarity in writing

161. Smiles from Ben through the window

173. Unexpected friends

177. Lipstick on cups

178. Living in a gorgeous city


Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings
Literally Counting My Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all are having a lovely thanksgiving & are spending some great time with loved ones. Seeing as though this holiday season can be quite crazy & a bit “go, go, go”, I challenge you to remember to actively take the time to be thankful for the little things around you. Be beauty seekers. If you feel like you need a bit more inspiration on this topic of gratitude & beauty seeking, I highly recommend you read the book, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I would even say it’s my very favorite book! A perfect easy read for this holiday season.


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Burgundy Wrap Dress, Pink Sweater, Cape Coat, Knot Headband, Ballet Flats, Gloves, Lipstick


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The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

M i n e   A t   L a s t

I fell in love with this skirt last year. Hard. I mean head over heels in love with this pretty little skirt. At the time, it seemed as though everyone had it. I even went into J.Crew & tried it on, which made me love it even more, but I couldn’t justify the price tag in that moment. Last month, while perusing the J.Crew Factory website, I found it online for a fraction of the cost! I knew it was finally time to make this skirt mine. Mine at last. 


The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Ruffled Mini Skirt, Sweater (similar here & affordable option here), Scarf, Boots (under $45!)


The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

W h y   T h i s

P i e c e   W a s   A

M u s t – H a v e

The shape of this skirt is one I knew I would wear year after year. It  looks amazing with boots, & the many colors of the classic houndstooth print will go with infinite outfits for years to come. I love the feminine ruffle at the bottom as well as the comfortable feel of the elasticated waist. A timeless, classic piece in my wardrobe.


The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

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My Go-To Fall Outfit

My Go-To Fall Outfit

My Go-To Fall Outfit

F o o l – P r o o f

O u t f i t

T e m p l a t e

Whenever I’m unsure about what to wear on a fall morning, outfits like this one are always my go-to. It’s comprised of a simple template that can be created over and over again by just changing out the pieces. The template is as follows: a cozy fall sweater, a mini skirt, a scarf, & either a simple pair of ballet flats or knee high boots depending on how chilly it is outside. It’s that easy. This template creates the perfect fall silhouette that instantly makes you look put together & classically chic. 


My Go-To Fall Outfit

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Knit Sweater (similar here & here), Leather Mini-Skirt (similar here & here), Croc Bag, Ballet Flats, Scarf


My Go-To Fall Outfit
My Go-To Fall Outfit
My Go-To Fall Outfit

T h i s   L o o k

This bright orange-red color is so big this season. I love the combination of the bright chunky sweater with the matching ballet flats. The tan leather mini skirt I found at Zara last year is the perfect neutral piece to break up the color. I also just love how this black bag goes with the tan skirt. It’s such a classic fall combo. My favorite blue scarf really pulls this look together & gives the look that Parisian flare that I always crave in an outfit. 


My Go-To Fall Outfit

G i v e   I t   A   T r y

Now it’s your turn! Mix up some items in your wardrobe using this template & see how many new outfits you can make. It’s so easy! Let me know how it goes! xx


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Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

What I’m Wearing

Lilac Sweater // Polka dot Scarf // The best white Jeans // Perfect everyday Shoes // Floral Bag

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I’m back with another Wedding Wednesday post! Today I want to share with you guys what steps I’m taking to prep my hair, skin, & body for the big day. I want to look like the best version of myself on the big day, while still looking like me. You know? My goal is to feel calm & confident in my own skin, ready to marry the man of my dreams. Let’s get into the beauty prep that is going to help me do just that!

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Beauty Prep From The Inside Out

You guys know if you’ve been following me for a while, that my favorite beauty guru is none other than the Glam Life Guru, Tati. I’ve trusted her beauty info for years. Seriously, she is a harsh critic & knows what’s good & what’s not better than anyone in the business, in my opinion. So when I heard she was coming out with her own beauty brand, I knew it would be amazing! Although, I was a little sad to hear that it wasn’t makeup or skincare, but a beauty supplement. I bought it anyways because I knew if she swore by it, than chances were it was going to be life changing, & let me tell you, the results are real! I have been taking this pretty pink pill, Halo Beauty, for about 3 weeks now & I can already see a difference. My skin all over my body is softer, my dark circles under my eyes are lighter, & I seem to have less fine lines around my eyes & forehead! It sounds crazy, but people are noticing! I swear it’s doing good things, so I’m going to continue taking it in preparation for my wedding day.

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Smile Brilliant

With my wedding day quickly approaching, I was sent this unique teeth whitening kit at just the right time! I want my teeth to look bright & white on my wedding day, especially since I’ll be wearing a white dress! (OMG I can’t wait!) The Smile Brilliant team made it so simple & easy to use. First, they sent me the box pictured above, with which I made my teeth molds. I sent those molds back to them & they made custom whitening trays that fit my teeth perfectly. The trays are soft & jelly making them very easy & comfortable to wear. My teeth do get sensitive easily, but their desensitizing gel has been a life saver. Say goodbye to painful teeth whitening!

Another reason why I love this product is that you only wear them for 45 min. to 3 hours at a time, making it a quick & easy beauty prep step with great results. With a product like this, I find that you can go as hard as you want with it. I’ve enjoyed taking my time & using it only about once a week, but I’m sure when used more often, you see compound results.

Because of this product, I know I will be able to smile proudly & confidently, knowing that my smile looks great on what will probably be the most photographed day of my life.

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*see below for amazing before & after shots*

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I have some exciting new for you guys! I have teamed up with the Smile Brilliant crew & we are opening up an exclusive giveaway to my amazing readers! The winner will win a free Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit. Whether you’re about to get married like me, are an avid coffee/red wine drinker (also me), or you know that the perfect red lip looks best with a white smile, this kit will help change your life & your smile. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have the white smile you’ve always wanted.

Click here to enter the giveaway! It’s so easy. All you have to do is submit your name & email address on my giveaway page in order to enter! The winner will be selected and contacted via email in 2 weeks. I will be announcing the winner on my Instagram as well so stay tuned.

(Giveaway is for $149 credit and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.)

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Hair Care

I’ve decided to wear my hair down for my wedding, so I wanted to take some beauty prep steps to ensure my hair looks thick & healthy. I ordered a couple of Briogeo products for the first time & I am loving them so far. Basically I bought the same product in 2 different forms, one is a leave in spray mask, & one is an in shower hair mask. Both perform beautifully & have helped my hair’s health & moisture. I used the in shower deep conditioning mask about twice a month & the spray leave in conditioner about once a week. My hair loves this stuff. Also, it smells really good which is a must! Hopefully these products will help my hair look luscious & gorgeous on my wedding day.

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

Moisturizing!

Another tip I have been trying recently has been massaging my moisturizer into my face everyday. Instead of just rubbing it in & letting it just sit there, I’ve been trying to massage & rub it into my skin. This helps the product sink into the skin faster, as well as help blood flow & circulation in the face. I believe this along with my Halo Beauty supplements have significantly helped the look & feel of the skin on my face.

Exercise & Water

Being a professional dancer, exercise is a part of my everyday life. But from here until my wedding day, I will have a few weeks here & there where I will not be dancing. During those off weeks, it will be important to me to keep my body in shape for the big day. I’m thinking about doing a post on my non-ballet workout routine…would you guys like to see that? Leave a comment below if you’re interested in that!

Of course, water is crucial to seeing results in all of these areas mentioned above. Nothing new here, just a reminder to drink your water! Luckily Ben is really good about helping me remember to do this on a daily basis.

Wedding Wednesday: Beauty Prep

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Are you a fellow bride to be? What beauty prep steps are you taking to prepare for your big day?

Have any beauty tips? I’m always looking for more! Leave me your favorite tip in the comments below! xx

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