Thursday, July 28, 2016

12 Summer Outfits Ideas

summer outfits

Necklace: BaubleBar //  Denim Shirtdress: Madewell // Sunglasses: Prada (40% off)
Dress: J. Crew //  Tassel Bag: Nordstrom (Only $36)
Sandals: Louise et Cie //  Lipstick: Bobbi Brown // Sandals: Sole Society

beach vacation packing list
Straw Hat: H&M //  Cover Up: Topshop //  Jumpsuit: Topshop
One Piece Swimsuit: Topshop (Similar here) //  Lip Oil: Clarins // Summer Glow: Clarins
Straw Tote: H&M (Only $25) //  Flip Flops: Tory Burch (Similar under $50
 Wedge Sandal: Nine West (Only $65)

yellow midi skirt outfit
Tee: J. Crew //  Necklace: Nordstrom (ONLY $18) // Tank: H&M
Bracelet: Lacy Ryan (Similar under $50) //  Jeans: H&M
Bag: Nordstrom //  Skirt: H&M //  Sandal: Joie
Lipstick: YSL //  Wedge Sandals: Sam Edelman (33% off)

camo white jean outfit
Sunglasses: Miu Miu (Also, Le Specs) // Necklace: Madewell (Only $38) // Tank: H&M
Jersey Dress: H&M (Similar Options: Cold Shoulder // Cowl Neck // Long Sleeve)
Shirt Jacket: Topshop //  Jeans: H&M ($10) //  Bracelets: Hipchik Couture
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff //  Sneakers: Adidas //  Make Up: MAC
Animal Print Flats: TJ Maxx (Similar here, here, here) (Studded Valentino option - only $10-35)
Animal Print Flats: TJ Maxx (Similar here)

chloe espadrille sandals, pink peonies

Necklace: H&M // Wrap Dress: Topshop // Sunglasses: Ray Ban (On Sale!)
Baseball Cap: H&M // Striped Dress: Topshop  //  Shoulder Bag: Vince Camuto
Shoulder Bag: Louise et Cie (Chloe dupe - for a lot less!) // Sandal: H&M (Also in white)
Lipstick: MAC //  Lip Pencil: MAC // Wedge Sandals: MARC FISHER LTD (Also here)

denim short outfit, pineapple sneakers
Lace Top: H&M //  Initial Heart Pendant: Nordstrom //  Lace Up Sweater: H&M (Only $8)
Jeans: H&M //  Saddle Bag: H&M (Only $18) //  Shorts: H&M 
Tote: Street Level //  Lace Up Sandal: Steve Madden //  Lipstick: MAC
Mascara: MAC //  Pineapple Sneakers: Keds

I shared this post on The Blended Blog the other day - and since summer is winding down and you may be in a style rut - I thought I would share some outfit inspiration.  My summer style is pretty simple - either a dress and sandals or a tank paired with shorts or jeans.

And, if you are headed on a vacation this summer - and struggle like I do with packing - I put together this easy packing guide.

 This is how my packing goes a lot of time!
vacation outfits

I am participating in the following link-ups.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shop Pantone Fall 2016 Colors

shopbop sale, #nsale, nordstrom anniversary sale, fall shopping
1. Necklace: Tory Burch // 2. Floppy Hat: Hinge // 3. Tee: Madewell
4. Booties: Dolce Vita // 5. Bag: Madewell // 6. Blouse: English Factory
7. Suede Jacket: Veda (Under $100 option) // 8. Earrings: Miguel Ases // 9. Booties: IRO
10. Booties: Dolce Vita // 11. Bag: Madewell
12. Bracelet: Bri Bri // 13. Mini Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Fall shopping has started with the big #NSALE.  (I am still enjoying summer - but all the fall colors make me ready to start wearing fall clothes.) The colors this FALL season from Pantone are earthy tones - like rust (Pantone Potter's Clay) and mustard yellow (Pantone Spicy Mustard) - and a rich grey (Pantone  Sharkskin).  The Spicey Mustard is one of my favorites, but the Potter's Clay and Sharkskin are so rich looking.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Outfit Idea & #NSALE Hits & Misses

1. Sunglasses: Miu Miu (Also, Le Specs) // 2. Necklace: Madewell (Only $38) // 3. Tank: H&M
4. Jersey Dress: H&M (Similar Options: Cold Shoulder // Cowl Neck // Long Sleeve)
5. Shirt Jacket: Topshop // 6. Jeans: H&M ($10) // 7. Bracelets: Hipchik Couture
8. Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff // 9. Sneakers: Adidas // 10. Make Up: MAC
11. Animal Print Flats: TJ Maxx (Similar here, here, here) (Studded Valentino option - only $10-35)
12. Animal Print Flats: TJ Maxx (Similar here)

I think this may be one of my favorite style boards I have put together recently.  I modeled it after a blogger I saw recently that wore camo paired with white and grey.  I was just wondering if camo was still something that was on-trend - and I think it is.  The big Nordstrom Anniversary sale has a few camo pieces - like this bomber jacket and this shirt jacket.  This outfit is pretty easy to put together with some basic staples - like white jeans (these are only $10) and a grey tee. 

As far as the #nsale, it's been like Christmas at my house each day.  I feel for my UPS guy though - as I sort through everything that I want to keep and return.  My door is piled with boxes.  For some reason, Nordstrom tends to send everything from different locations.  So, each item gets its own box. And, since most of the good stuff sells out quickly - I typically order a couple of sizes - so it is a little crazy at my house lately.

As far as what I have liked and those things I wished I hadn't ordered.  Here are a few of my hits and misses.  These boots were a definite HIT.  This was a MISS - I loved the color - but the fit was off for me.  Another hit was this sweater - it is a great price and will be perfect for fall. I am on the fence about this sweater.  I love the look of it - but the dolman sleeves (that attach at the waist, which the online pictures do not show) are kind of awkward.  Oh, and one other miss was these boots.  I have looked at them for the past two years - and really think they are cute - but I cannot pull them off.  I felt like I should audition for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders in them.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

#NSALE top 10 picks under $100

nordstrom anniversary sale
1. Sweater: BP  // 2. Scarf: BP  // 3. Cardigan: BP
4. Bootie: Treasure & Bond  // 5. Flats: Halogen // 6. Watch: Skagen
7. Tote: BP // 8. Jeans: Wit & Wisdom
9. Make Up: MAC // 10. Earrings: Kendra Scott

I have picked out some pieces that would be perfect for fall that are all under $100 from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I have done some shopping and picked up these boots, this jacket, and this basic tee, which I stock up on each year during the sale.  Also, these are not part of the #nsale; however, if you love the way the Christian Louboutin pumps look - but can't spend your mortgage payment on buying them - I found a pair of very similar pumps for a lot less.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer Outfits: Pattern Mixing - Floral & Stripes

#nsale, nordstrom, pattern mixing, nordstrom coupon, promo code, deals

1. Top: J. Crew // 2. Necklace: Kate Spade New York  // 3. Striped Top: H&M
4. Ring: Kate Spade New York  // 5. Skirt: Topshop // 6. Handbag: Kate Spade New York
7. Floral Skirt: J. Crew // 8. Handbag: Kate Spade New York // 9. Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell
10. Lipstick: MAC // 11. Mascara: MAC
12. Lipstick: MAC // 13. Sandals: Steve Madden

A couple of summer outfits and pattern mixing of stripes and floral.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Colors: Mustard, Cognac and Turquiose

mustard and turquiose_sequins and things_perforated mustard skirt_cognac summer sandals

1. Tee: J. Crew // 2. Necklace: Nordstrom (ONLY $18) // 3. Tank: H&M
4. Bracelet: Lacy Ryan (Similar under $50) // 5. Jeans: H&M
6. Bag: Nordstrom // 7. Skirt: H&M // 8. Sandal: Joie
9. Lipstick: YSL // 10. Wedge Sandals: Sam Edelman (33% off)

A summer color combination - mustard + cognac + turquoise.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer Trends for Less & Style Finds Link Up

david yurman ring under 30_chanel bag under 40, off shoulder outfits
1. Espadrilles: Sole Society // 2. Espadrilles: Loeffler Randall // 3. Off Shoulder Top: H&M
4. Off Shoulder Top: Caroline Constas // 5. Fringe Booties: Forever 21 // 6. Fringe Booties: Ash
7. Ring: Nakamol // 8. Ring: David Yurman
9. Quilted Crossbody: Forever 21 // 10. Quilted Crossbody: Chanel

Save vs. Splurge finds of some of summer's hottest trends today…