More Nordstrom Sale Picks

So I totally agree with what Laura wrote here. The hype a lot of bloggers have created over everything you MUST buy during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is absurd. There's no need to break your bank account for the wedges that will complete every Instagram post (though I do really want these) or the makeup palette that will totally change your look. I'll pick up something if it strikes my fancy (specifically these pretty candles I buy every year), but am I going to drop hundreds of dollars? No.

That being said, wonder what's catching my eye? Here are a few other favorites that I'm contemplating.

I not only love the simplicity of fresh's branding, but their products are amazing. This set includes the luscious Rose Face Mask and the gentle Soy Cleanser. Absolutely worth picking up. After the month of rain we had back in the spring, I understand the value of having weather resistant footwear options. Who doesn't love a classic pair of Hunters? And these high top sneakers...I'm still wondering if I'm hip enough to pull them off. I think I just need to go with yes.


Nordstrom Sale Picks

Given that I just moved last week, I've got finishing touches for the home on my mind. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently going on and there are quite a few items I'd love to add as I work on styling my living room and kitchen. I already have a bunch of prints going on, so I don't see any reason not to keep the fun going with a leopard rug under my Parsons desk and lucite ghost chair—it'll make for great blog inspiration, right?! Of course, you can never have too many scented candles around the house, and Voluspa makes the loveliest little candle tins to tuck around every corner.

For those of us without Nordstrom cards, access to the Anniversary sale starts tomorrow, and I'll have my beauty and style picks coming at you just in time for some weekend shopping. Stay tuned for this classic watch, these sneakers that are all over the place this season, the essential leggings, and the prettiest perfumes.


Sundress or sleeves?

Sometimes I wonder if my sundress days are behind me (they're not), and on those days I'll reach for something like the dress below. With sleeves and a wrap silhouette, it's inherently more mature than a fun shift dress, but it still has the color and pattern that I gravitate to always. 

Lilly Pulitzer Dress {similar here and here} - Tan Sandals {similar here and here}
Gold Hoops - Gold Bracelet- Sunglasses {similar here} - Clutch

I love that paired with neutral accessories, this look can go from day to evening. Whether you're headed to a bridal shower, a Saturday brunch, or a weeknight happy hour, you're covered.


Save, don't Splurge

I was recently introduced to a website called thredUP, where you can buy and sell your gently used clothing. For my first order, I found a lululemon workout tank and a Kate Spade top for under $50—together and shipped. Both were in like new condition and were items that I absolutely would have purchased full price. While scrolling through thredUP this evening, I came across all of these gorgeous dresses—Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer—some new with tags, and all for far below retail. 

I'll have an outfit post coming up this week featuring the Kate Spade top I purchased from thredUP, but in the meantime, take a look for yourself and use this link and code WOW40 for 40% off your first purchase from thredUP!

I'm back!

It's been over two weeks since I've posted, but I'm back! I'm all moved in to my new place and can finally get my schedule back to normal. I set my internet up this afternoon, so I promise I'll have a new blog post up tomorrow featuring a colorful summer look.

Plus, here's a sneak peek at my new apartment. I am the kind of person who must get everything in place the minute I move in, and I was 95% there the first day. After hanging a few more things today and organizing that messy bookcase you see above, I'm 100% there. Stay tuned for plenty of decorating features!


Friday Links

So it came down to the wire, but I officially signed a new lease yesterday and will be moving in 13 days! I'm so excited to decorate a new place, though I'm trying to work mostly around what I have, and I am thrilled with the location. It is exactly where I described my ideal spot—I would call it Dupont, but it's only three blocks from 14th Street and a short walk to Adams Morgan. While I've loved Glover Park, I am so, so, so excited to explore a new neighborhood. Okay, I've already explored it...really I'm just excited not to spend $150+ a month on ubers getting over there.

It's going to get real decor heavy on here for the next little while. You've been warned.

  • Speaking of my new place, I'm hoping the only things I'll have to buy are a new sofa (goodbye Ikea hand me down that I got for free 8 years ago!) and paint (I can't deal with neutral tan). The two sofas I'm deciding between? This modern and comfy look and this grand and contemporary take on a Chesterfield sofa.
  • I started using my Day Designer today and as someone who is pen and paper planner obsessed, I'm in heaven. It's so pretty and so organized. 
  • Speaking of pen and paper, I identified way too closely with this article on bullet journaling. I've got more lists in more notebooks than I know what to do with.
  • Whether it's blogging or launching a side business, it seems everybody has a side hustle these days. This is an interesting read on why it's so commonplace in millenials. 
  • Summer sales worth shopping? Anthropologie Tag Sale. Extra 30% off at Kate Spade. J.Crew.
  • I was thinking my desk would go right in front of the window in my new apartment, but I'm loving the look of in front of the window, but facing away! 
  • Need some activities for the long weekend? Staying in town? Check out the items I'll try to cross off my summer bucket list