Scallop Hems and Lace-Up Pleats

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Gucci Soho Disco Bag/Madewell Sunpleat Lace-Up Top XXS/Topshop Scallop Hem Miniskirt 4 (on sale now!)/Bracelet (sold out- similar here)/Fedora (similar here)/ Target Shoes (similar here)

I’ve been wanting a scalloped white mini for some time now and even ordered one from Bloomies first before I settled on [Read more…]

this one from Topshop. The bloomies version was off the mark on this particular style for the record. I returned it because the quality was lacking and too thin. There’s nothing worse than white bottoms that are see through! I saw the Topshop version at Nordstrom last year but it sold out quickly. Good news though! They’re in stock as of right now in a few sizes and deeply discounted.

The skirt is stretchy and is more forgiving with sizing. I am typically a 0 or 2 at Topshop but ended up purchasing the 4 for additional length after reading that  that they shrunk up slightly. Also, I didn’t have much of a choice because they were sold out of my size and the price was too good to pass up. I figured it would be a easy fix to have a tailor take it in a little if I needed it since the shape is pretty basic. I found it it did stretch out a bit as I wore it through the day so I may still need to do this once I see how it launders.
 
It’s all about the little details for me so I’ve been all about jumping on board the tassel, scallop, and lace-up trend. Most of the lace-up shirts I’ve tried on seemed more appropriate for a night out. This classy printed version from Madewell is the perfect length for the mid and high rise bottoms I’ve been really into lately.  (Side note: I recently purged my closet and got rid of a pair of Frankie B jeans circa 2007. 🙈) The lace-up part actual stays put without having to be tied into an actual bow or knot. I love the pleated details on the arms and bottom hem and can’t wait to pair this with some black or white denim.  
 
And finally… the bag. I’ve only had this for a few days now and am obsessed. I’ve had my eye on  Gucci’s Soho Disco bag for a while now and finally took the plunge.  It’s surprisingly spacious and can hold an impressive amount of stuff which is a nice change from a lot of my other cross body style purses. The neutral tan color I picked this up in lends a more casual vibe and goes with literally everything. If I didn’t already have the Saint Laurent WOC in pale blush, I might have gone for the slightly blush shade or even the white one as well. I’ve used this a few times now and it wears incredibly well due to the pebbled texture.  

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Last Day: Home and Accessories Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 Picks

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As the final day of the epic sale comes to a close, I wanted to share with you some of my home and ‘other’ picks. Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop because I can always count on a higher level of quality as well as outstanding customer service. These were such amazing deals, I just couldn’t resist picking up a few of these items for myself either. 

Want to see what I picked up? Let’s go!  [Read more…]

  1. Diptyque Scent Candle Set $55 ($75 Value) : I love diptyque candles because they are so fragrant, smell amazing, and burn clean. All in all, better than your average bath & body works candle. Not that there’s anything wrong with those. But you definitely get a little more in quality value for the price difference. I picked one of these up for myself as I have not tried all of these scents and I thought it would be a really good way to do so without committing to a full size version. It came packaged in an adorable box and would make a great gift as well.
  2. Gibson Latte Bowls $19: These bowls are adorable and I have seen them used a lot for food styling/instagram pictures. I passed on these only because we recently stocked up on similar bowls for our kitchen. You can also find them in different colors here
  3. Yay!’ Stemless Wine Glasses (set of 2) $13.90: I actually picked up two sets of these to go into a gift package that I’m making. (I’ll be posting about it soon so stay tuned!) These are so festive and girly, I’m completely obsessed. I also love that they come pre-packaged in a box for easy wrapping. It’s the little things… I originally ordered these, but found that when I picked them up, they were just wrapped in tissue and it made me too nervous to wrap let alone ship. 
  4. Gehwol Biosana Swiss Foot File $14.90: Okay, I realize this one is completely sort of random. But not really? I’m all about self-care and this definitely falls into that category. This popped up as I was browsing through the infinite pages of anniversary sale items in the beauty section. It caught my eye because for one, it was a foot file, and secondly, there were hundreds of reviews averaging 5 stars. Being someone that wears heels often, my feet definitely pay the price. I figured I’d give it a try and ordered it. Every once in a while, the reviews are wrong. Even if its in the hundreds. This is definitely not one of those instances. 
  5. Nordstrom Lingerie Wash $10.90: This is another one of those products that swayed me to order with the great reviews. It came up as a product recommendation for me after I purchased these amazing bras during the sale. I decided to give it a try because I was out of the woolite extra delicates detergent I typically use. A lot of people swear by it so hopefully it is as good as they say it is. Anyone tried this before?
  6. Monogram Bedside Water Carafe $25.90: I’ve wanted these for a while and have seen similar versions at West Elm and Pottery Barn. I always thought the idea was good but a little pricey for something that I didn’t really need. Also, those stores always add an additional price to monogram and ship it which for some reason is enough to keep me from pulling the trigger. I quickly added this to my cart once I realized you can get the monogram and the carafe at no extra charge and free shipping. It doesn’t really get much better than that does it? It was sitting in the guest room unused for a week or two until I decided last night to bring it into our master and fill it with mouth wash and get rid of the ugly listerine bottle. 
  7. Sole Society Cassidy Duffel Bag $45.90: I actually already own this but picked up another one for a gift as well because I found it so useful. It’s a faux leather but still substantial and feels very sturdy. I love the extra details on it including the removable strap and luggage tag. This is the perfect size for me to carry on my own completely packed. There’s also a larger version that is identical to this one with the exception of the size. 
  8. Cedar Shoe Tree $12.90: I picked up a few of these for my husband to use and have heard that they are identical to the Allen Edmond version but at half the price. For some reason, Nordstrom doesn’t have a sizing chart for these but I was able to locate it by scouring through the reviews. Here’s what the sizing reference is listed as on the box:

         Nordstrom Men’s Shop Cedar Shoe Tree Size Chart:
         Small includes:
         5-7 any width       
         8 up to width of E     
         9 up to width of B
         9.5  up to width of AA
         10 with a  width of AAA
        Medium includes:
         9 up to width of EE
         10 with a width of C
         11 with a width of up to A
         12 with a width of AAA
        Large includes:
        12 with a width of AA
        13 unless width is A-D than XL
        XL includes:
        10 with a width of EEE
        11 with a width of E or greater is recommended to jump to XL
        12 with a width of C
        13 with a width of A-D
        14 with a width of up to C
        15 with a width of up to AA
        XXL includes:
        12 with a width of EEE
        13 with a width of E or above
        15 up to width of above AA (not including AA)
 

Well, that’s all! Until next year! The sale that is…

What were your favorite finds from the #nsale?? Let me know!!

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fall Essentials – continued –

I’m certain that the individual that drops off my packages at my door while I’m at work on what seems like a daily basis thinks I’m off my rocker.

Let’s pick up right from where we left off and jump in..

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Lush ‘Karly’ Shift Dress – size XS; Louise et Cie “Aradella” Genuine Calf Hair Pointy Toe Flat – size 6; Halogen ‘Owen’ Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat – size 6

Lush ‘Karly’ Shift Dress – size XS – $31.90 ($48) – I was actually pleasantly surprised to find out that this dress was lined. The fit is a little bigger than I’d like on the arms and basically throughout so sadly, this won’t be a keeper. 

Louise et Cie “Aradella” Flat – size 6 – $89.90 (orig. $139.95) I tend to stick to a pretty neutral color palette when it comes to shoes. A good print is a fun break from the solids while still keeping it in the neutral family. I was in desperate need of replacing my worn out leopard flats and my decision to purchase these were solidified when I tried them on in-store and sunk into the super cushioned insoles. It’s not orangey as some leopard print can be and so freaking chic with the black tassels and gold hardware that def take it up a notch from your standard ballet flat.

Halogen ‘Owen’ Genuine Calf Hair Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat – size 6 – $59.90 (orig. $89.95) – I showed you these in the blush (in the last post). I also may have ordered them in the chestnut suede today…You could say I’m kinda of obsessed. I love, love, love the monochromatic black and white giraffe print. It’s really unique and the calf hair also adds a really nice textural element. It pairs really well with light, destroyed denim (seen here) and I think it’ll look really chic with white denim as well. 

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AG ‘The Legging’ Ankle Jeans (10 year recreation)– size 25; Zara top (old); Vince Camuto ‘Feina’ Bootie – size 6. 

AG ‘The Legging’ Ankle Jeans (10 year recreation) – size 25 – $163.90 (orig. $245)  – Even at the discounted price I’ll admit that this was still a little steep for me to spend on jeans. Okay, A LOT steep. That said, I decided to order a pair to see what all the commotion was about. These jeans are seriously so comfortable they feel like your comfiest pair of leggings. You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind that’s a little worn in and not quite so black anymore that you can’t bear the thought of throwing them out, though you would never consider wearing them out publicly. I love that the distressing is minimal and tastefully done and that the placement of it allows you complete range of motion without worrying about ripping it more.  

Vince Camuto ‘Feina’ Bootie – size 6 – $99 (orig. $159.95) – These boots are amazing. Aaand, they recently got restocked. ::yay!!:: I suggest you run over and check out asap. The light tan really elongates the leg (every inch counts when you’re a shortie) and the suede is SO soft. Seriously better quality than a lot of high end shoes out there. They just slip on and off so those of you who enjoy a stylish lazy shoe will really appreciate this.

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Cole Haan ‘Marina’ Over the Knee Suede Boots – size 6; BP. Plaid Square Scarf; AllSaints Cargo Leather Biker Jacket – size 0; J.Crew Circle Mini Skirt in Crinkle Crepe -size 00 (now on final sale!!); Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Tote Bag

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BP. Plaid Square Scarf – $18.90 (orig. $29) – This is the leather jacket I envisioned wearing this blue plaid scarf with when I placed my order. A lot of my scarves got lost during our last move (how does that happen??) and although I purchased a few last winter to hold me over, I could definitely use a few more. This one is thick enough to actually keep me warm but is really stylish as well. Don’t you love when fashion and function actually work together?

Cole Haan ‘Marina’ Over the Knee Suede Boots – size 6 – $329.90 (orig. $500) – If you’re petite with smaller calves, you know the struggle that comes with finding knee high and over the knee boots that actually fit. I adore my 5050 boots (you can see them on me here) but have been searching for something a little dressier with a not-too-high or too-low stiletto heel and these boots hit ALL the marks. The size 6 fits me perfectly with enough room for boot socks. If you have wider feet, you may want to go up 1/2 a size since the toe box is on the narrower size. 

That’s all for now! I lourvve boots (if you couldn’t tell) and shoes in general. What were your fave anniversary sale picks?? 

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And stay tuned!! I picked up a couple home items I’ll be posting next!!

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