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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ANCHORS AWAY

Jacket: Nordstrom (on sale) | Top: J.Crew Factory (on sale)| Jeans: J.Crew Factory (on sale) | Shoes: Shoemint c/o (no longer available, similar) | Bag: Joe Totes c/o | Watch: Arvo c/o (get 20% off with code SUMMER20) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban c/o Sunglasses Shop | Necklaces: Nashelle (similar), Gorjana Griffin c/o | Ring: Gorjana Griffin c/o

I've been working hard to fill my wardrobe with classic statement pieces. While different trendy pieces are fun to throw into the mix every so often, it is the simple quality pieces that I go to when putting together a look with only a few minutes to spare (which it the time frame I work with almost everyday).  I love how this cream tweed jacket adds a little sophistication.  To make this look everyday mom friendly, the heels could be swapped for some comfy sneakers and the jacket could be taken off.

To me, a minimalist look often translates as classic and timeless.  I have fallen in love with this Arvo watch (I have it in black and brown).  I've been on the hunt for a watch just like it, and the price for this one is so affordable.  They didn't skimp on the craftsmanship though, with the straps being genuine leather.  I'm happy to make it even more affordable to you by letting you in on a 20% off code by using SUMMER20 at checkout.  Their watches are unisex as well, which my husband loves.  We've had to coordinate who gets to wear what color which day.  Never quite thought that my husband would be interested in something from my wardrobe....


Shop this look below!


Monday, July 28, 2014

EMBELLISHED

Jacket: Nordstrom (on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale) | Top: Nordstrom (on sale) | Pants: Dittos c/o (sold out, similar) | Shoes: PB&J Boutique c/o (sold out, similar and similar) | Bag: Lily Jade c/o | Sunglasses: Lulu's c/o (sold out, but similar here and here) | Rings: Gorjana Griffin c/o, Nissa c/o | Necklace: Nashelle (similar, on sale)



Happy Monday!  After a fun weekend spent at the beach and a fun girls night dinner at Bottega Loiue, I think I had one too many late nights.  I'm feeling a bit under the weather today so I'm planning on spending the day cuddling on the couch with my boys reading books, watching a movie, and taking a nap right along with them.  Ain't no time for this mamma to be sick!

Also, just a reminder, only one week left for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  They still have some great items for Fall on sale (check out my top picks here).  The free delivery and free returns just seal the deal for me.  It's hard to get to the grocery store with my boys in tow sometimes, so online shopping is about the only way I shop these days.   



Friday, July 25, 2014

SPORTY

Top: Nordstrom (I wore this same top in a different color here.  I can't get enough of them and they are an amazing price right now! I ordered a med and it's perfectly oversized.) | Skirt: me (tutorial here, similar skirt here) | Button up: H&M, similar here (on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale) | Shoes: H&M (also loving these and these) | Necklaces: Nashelle (similar), Gorjana Griffin c/o, Earrings: Kate Spade (similar), Ring: Gorjana Griffin c/o, Watch: Michael Kors

Can you call a pencil skirt sporty?  Sure!  When it's a stretchy knit and you pair it with sneakers.  Confession: when I am home with the kids cleaning house, making lunch, playing cars, wiping noses, etc, etc, my hair is usually up and whatever bottoms I am wearing have a good amount of stretch in them.  I do try to make myself a bit more presentable if I have to run errands, so I switch out the pencil holding up my hair for an elastic, and the leggings/pajama pants/yoga pants for jeans or a comfy skirt (find the tutorial for this one here).  But regardless of where I am or what I am wearing, taking care of kids and a house sure qualifies as a sport in my book!




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HEARTS A FLUTTER // TUTORIAL

 Top: Anthropologie (on sale!) | Skirt: made by me, lace c/o Michael Levine (see tutorial below, similar skirt here) | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale) | Clutch: Melie Bianco c/o (out of stock, similar style) | Watch: Arvo c/o | Sunglasses: Lulu's c/o (out of stock, similar style) | Bracelets: Danielle Stevens c/o | Earrings: Gorjana Griffith (sold out, but similar here)

I picked up this lace at Michael Levine and have been on the hunt for the perfect piece to compliment it.  I'm not sure if the photos depict quite how intricate and delicate it is, and I feel the need to explain the bond this lace and I share.  The day I went home with it, my mom and I stopped by Rodeo Drive to window shop.  We were in Michael Kors and the front mannequin was wearing a dress out of this exact fabric.  I racked my brain on what to make with it and, like most luxurious fabrics, I decided it would be best as a pencil skirt.  It wasn't until I came face to face with this flutter sleeved top that I got my buns in gear.  That top needed a soul mate, and that sole mate was this skirt.  




The lace is a bit pricey, but after seeing the same amount of it on a $500 dress, the fabric gives you the same look for far less.  Lets make it, shall we?  Click below for the tutorial...

Monday, July 21, 2014

FLOWER POWER

Top:  Halogen (on sale now at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!) | Jacket: Nordstrom (on sale too!) | Pants: Lily White via Nordstrom | Jacket: Jou Jou via Nordstrom (on sale) | Sandals: similar | Necklace: Similar (on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale) Starfish Necklace | Earrings: Gorjana Griffin c/o (similar, also loving these ) | Bracelet: INPINK c/o (on sale) | Watch: Michael Kors 

I have had my eye out for some track pants for a while.  These ones stopped me dead in my tracks (....no pun) last weekend when I was shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I am loving cobalt blue for summer.  These are pretty dang bright, so pairing them with a neutral top helps calm them down.  And I have to say that this top is perfectly slouchy (I even sized up to a med) and is a crazy good deal at only $15 during the sale.  I had to grab a few different colors.  Cobalt and cognac is a bit of an unexpected color combo, but I like it.  And this leather jacket will be making an appearance all through fall.  

I'm sure you noticed almost everything I'm wearing is on sale now at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  All throughout the sale I will be posting looks with pieces from the sale.  I have had so much fun styling them and can't wait to show you more of my finds!  Happy Monday!



Friday, July 18, 2014

ANNIVERSARY SALE PICKS


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The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here, and guys, it's good.  Now that it's open to everyone, I wanted to give you my narrowed down wish list.  I've shopped the store, scoured every sale item online, and selected a few of my absolute favorite pieces (at the best price point).  Now that I'm a little older, my style has changed and evolved and I find myself drawn to good quality, well designed pieces that will really last in my wardrobe.  Like this classic cognac bag, perfectly oversized stripe tee, statement earrings, leopard heels, and open toe booties.

I had so many favorites it was hard to narrow it down to just a few, but you can scroll through below to see all of the items I am loving!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

ON THE LIGHT SIDE

Top: Old Navy, Pants: Dittos c/o (similar), Belt: Target, Shoes: H&M (similar), Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Lulu Dharma c/o, Danielle Stevens c/o, Sunglasses: Lulu's c/o (similar)

I've been living in this top lately.  It's lightweight and loose, perfect for this crazy summer heat, and the best part is that it isn't see-through enough to have to wear a tank under it.  Win win all across the board folks.



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