May 31, 2019

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale + Deals Under $50

Pink Suede Sandals (On Sale $42) // Lace Beach Cover Up (On sale $46)

Suede Boots (On sale $45) // Camo Jeans (On sale $29)

(Both on sale for $42)

 //  Pink Suede Booties (On sale $45) // Leopard Headband (Only $38)

Happy Friday!  

I am rounding up some great deals today above - with everything under $50.  And, in my list below - some great deals up to 50% off that are part of the Nordstrom sale.


May 25, 2019

Memorial Day Finds + Deals




Happy Saturday!


May 24, 2019

Most Popular Items + My Daily Finds

It's Friday!

Sharing the most popular items of the week, along with my daily finds and deals.


May 22, 2019

Two Ways To Style Striped Paperbag Shorts

Tank ($8) // Polka Dot Blouse ($23) // Paperbag Shorts ($23) (Similar option)
Satchel (with Snake Handles) ($40) // Blue Satchel ($35)

Happy Wednesday!

Paperbag shorts... and pants, skirts, jeans, etc. seem to be the "IT" trend right now.  And, I have yet to try them.  I found these striped paperbag shorts that are under $25.  I thought it was great to see them styled two different ways.  The outfit on the left is a little more dressy with the polka dot blouse, and the look on the right is more casual.  I would probably wear the outfit on the right because I tend to be more casual - and I pretty much live in tanks during the summer (when I am not at work).  Tanks and jeans (or shorts) is my "style uniform".


May 21, 2019

Spring Wardrobe Essentials Under $75

levis skinny overalls, yellow midi dress, spring wardrobe essentials
 Skinny Overalls (50% off) (Also available here and here) // Yellow Dress (Only $63)

red tote, michael michael kors tote, floral romper, spring trends 2019

Floral Romper (Only $68) // Red Tote (Similar Option Under $50)

pink espadrilles, seashell necklace

I am sharing some spring essentials that are all under $75.  How about the pink espadrilles or the shell necklace.  I love to dress up my looks with a necklace - it always makes me feel more stylish when wearing a simple tee or sweater.

Also, in case you missed it, yesterday I shared four ways to add a "pop of pink" to you living space - from a subtle hint of pink to a splash of pink for the entire room.


May 20, 2019

Four Chic Ways to Update Your Living Space with Pink

pink velvet chair, lulu georgia rug pillows, brass bar cart, update interior space

gold bar cart, lulu georgia glitter guide rug pillow, pink velvet chair

How cute is the pink velvet chair?  And, I love the print on the rug and pillow.

pink velvet chair, faux fur puff ottoman, rattan ottoman, interior design trends 2019

Pillow // Rattan Stool // White Fur Ottoman // Pink Velvet Chair
White Bookshelf // Brass Lamp // Black Frame Mirror

white west elm chair, gold marble console table, aerial beach photo

Pink Velvet Pillow // Chair // Cow Hide Rug // Marble Console Table
 Beach Picture // Palm Leaf Vase // Chunky Knit Blanket

leopard pillows, gold brass cocktail table, tom ford table book, white sofa

Leopard Pillow // White Sofa // Tom Ford Book // Chanel Book
Rug // Brass Table // Gold Leaf Bowl // White Roses

Happy Monday!

I spent part of my weekend searching Pinterest for ideas of how to decorate a bookshelf and a bar cart.  In looking for some inspiration, I came across these fun pink decorated rooms.  Some of them have a bold splash of pink throughout the room, like the first room, and some more subtle pink accents like the last picture.  Pink mixes so well with so many design elements.  You can mix it with brass, black, and even leopard. Pink is not a color I would typically use in my home decor - but I love the look of these styled rooms.  And, I love the idea of a splash of pink - even if it is just a book.


May 19, 2019

Palm Print Shorts + My Daily Finds

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a great weekend - and enjoying some great weather.  


May 18, 2019

Weekend Sales + Picks

palm print shorts, seashell necklace, straw hat, off shoulder blouse

Off Shoulder Blouse
($25) // Palm Shorts ($25) // Shell Necklace ($8) // Straw Hat ($18)

Happy Saturday!

Looking for a cute summer outfit - I put together the look above with pieces that are all under $25.  If you were to buy the entire look it would only cost you $76!


May 17, 2019

May 16, 2019

Golden Goose Sneakers for Less + More Looks for Less

Striped Shirt Dress: Save (On Sale - 50% off) // Splurge

Sneakers: Save (Only $30) // Splurge

Woven Mules: Save (Another option) // Splurge

Tory Burch Sandals: Save (Only $40) // Splurge

There is 50% off all dresses today - here are just a few picks.

wrap chambray dress, midi smocked button front dress gap

Smocked Button Dress (50% off) // Wrap Chambray Dress (50% off)

striped linen shirt dress, twist front tee grey knit jersey dress

Maxi Shirt Dress (50% off) // Twist Tee Dress (50% off - Only $18)

It's Thursday!

I have not done a save vs. splurge post in a long - long time!  But, I cannot believe the deals I found.  Those Golden Goose sneaker dupes are only $30!


May 15, 2019

Styling Utility Vest, Striped Tee and Sneakers

spring outfit, skinny jeans, madewell striped v-neck tee, khaki utility field vest

4. Striped Tee // 5. Jeans // 6. Tote // 7. Sneakers

Happy Wednesday!

This outfit is a casual chic look.  And, it has a bit of a retro feel to me because I remember wearing Tretorn sneakers when I was a kid.  And, now they are back again.  The utility vest  is a great layering piece - and it also comes in a classic navy and camo print.

Also, I would like to say a thank you to Rachel Parcell.  She launched her second collection at Nordstrom yesterday, and I shared a couple pieces on Instagram - and she personally liked my photos and commented. (And, her husband did, too!)  For someone with a million followers - it really speaks to the person she is.  Of all the big bloggers, I truly believe she does this out of a lot of enjoyment.  Yes, she makes money at it- but her main goal has never seemed like making money - but rather sharing her personal style with us and doing something she truly loves!  I commend her and thank her for that.


May 14, 2019

Rachel Parcell New May Nordstrom Dresses

rachel parcell smocked dress, gingham dress

rachel parcell, wrap dress, red rachel parcell dress

Rachel Parcell is back with her next round of new dresses at Nordstrom - in several red, white and blue options - for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.  She brought back her signature "Everyday Dress" - that is a wardrobe staple for many.  The April debut sold out quickly - so I would imagine these will all go fast, too.  If you like any of them - I would definitely recommend buying them now (and possibly in multiple sizes).

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!


May 13, 2019

Random Picks + 50% Off Sale Finds

If I could build any house - I would probably build one that looked like a lodge - just like this.  And, if you love those cow hide ottomans - I found an ottoman just like it for only $155.

I found this recipe and it sounds so good.  I love tahini, garlic and basil.  Plus, it is healthy!


May 11, 2019

Ruffle Blouse + White Jeans + Weekend Deals


Hope you are having a great weekend!


May 10, 2019

Five Tips Help Hair Grow Faster + Healthier

After my disastrous hair cut a few weeks ago, which you can read about here,  I have been focused on helping my hair grow faster and healthier.  A few years ago, my hair was very damaged on the ends and was not growing, so I experimented with different ways to make it healthier and grow faster.  The changes I made were noticeable and I went over a year without getting my hair cut - and my hair was the healthiest it had been in years.  So, here are the things I did...

1.  Wash Hair Less
I used to be someone that washed my hair every day, and on most days, two times a day.  I cut back  washing my hair to every other day, and sometimes every third day.

2. Scalp Stimulating Shampoo and Conditioner
I invested in this shampoo and conditioner.  It "deep cleans and stimulates the scalp to nourish and rejuvenate the hair follicles".   I can honestly say it really did what it said.  I only use it once a week.  And, sometimes I only use it every other week.  But, it has really helped.  I follow the directions to leave it on - and allow it to work.  So, allow extra time to wash your hair when you use it.  I should mention that this shampoo/conditioner does not have any pretty perfume smells, but it works.

3. Coconut Oil
When I was really struggling with split ends, I used coconut oil on my hair.  Once a week, I would put coconut oil on the ends of my hair (where the split ends were).  I would leave it on for an hour, and then wash it out.  

4.  Less Heat
I stopped using my flat iron, and started to round brush my hair dry instead.  I think this made a big difference.  Between less heat damage, and the distribution of oils by brushing my hair - it was a game changer.  One thing, heat even from the hair dryer can cause damage, so I always use a heat protectant.  This one is my favorite.  It smells like the beach. 

5.  Length Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner is new to my routine, and so far I love it!  The smell is amazing and it stays with my hair all day and even to the next day.  Plus, it leaves my hair silky smooth!  It is a bit of an investment, but as I mentioned earlier, I only use it once a week, so it will last a long time.  I should mention that I rotate shampoo/conditioners.  I use a different one each time I wash my hair. I rotate through about four different shampoo/conditioners - something that I also think has made a difference.

Now, on to some great deals and most popular items of the week...


May 9, 2019

Under $25 Summer Staples

forever 21 woven mules, white peplum tee, double pendant necklace, fringe tassel earrings, personal shopper
 Tee (Only $15) // Earrings (Only $8) // Woven Mules (Only $25) // Necklace

Happy Thursday!  Tomorrow is Friday.  I am rounding up some pre-weekend finds and deals.

All of those items above are under $25 - and are great summer staples - like the woven mules for only $25 or the white tee for $15.


May 8, 2019

Spring Essentials & Sale Items

Kimono // Espadrilles ($80)

These espadrilles remind me of the Chanel ones - and these are a great price!

Striped Jumpsuit (30% off) // Striped Mules (50% off)

 Ring // Slides (Also in Black)

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


May 6, 2019

Spring Picks + Get to Know Me Q & A

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As I mentioned, today I am sharing more about myself and answering some questions from my friend, Gina.

Also, after my Q & A, I am sharing a great daily round up of finds and deals - so don't miss that at the end of the post!

1. What's one thing (or more) you wish you understood sooner about blogging?

A few things I wish I knew sooner...

1. The importance of outfit photos and showing the clothes in real life.  I love putting together the outfit collages; however, I have realized that seeing the clothes in real life is very helpful and engaging.

2. I wish I had invested more time in Instagram when I first started.  Instagram was new and the algorithm was a lot more favorable for growth.

3. Lastly, the importance of collaborations.  At first, I did not engage much with others.  I am so thankful over the last few years, I have started to collaborate with others.

2. What has been your best strategy for getting traffic to your blog? 
For me, Google and Pinterest have been the biggest traffic channels.  One of my pins last year went "viral" - and it drove a huge amount of traffic to my blog. It really helped to grow my blog.
3. Unsolicited Advice: Give some unsolicited advice to the blogging community/bloggers in general. e.g. if there's a mistake you see a lot of people making or a tip you think people ought to know (but apparently don't), share it!

It kind of depends on the blog. I might notice something that I would do differently - but then I am reminded that we are all our own person with our own style. Along those lines, I would say that in blogging it is easy to get wrapped up in comparison - and loose our "uniqueness".  If anything, I would say - be true to what you like and your style. 
4. Share a favorite blogging memory. Whether it's a favorite post or collaboration/sponsorship or real life meet up that resulted from blogging.

I cannot think of just one.  A few things that stand out would be - when I got my first commission (someone actually bought something I recommended - I was so thrilled!).  I still get excited when someone buys something I recommend (and trust me - I am not rolling in the big bucks - so I notice a sale!).  Another would be having a "viral" pin on Pinterest.  It was so fun to see my Google Analytics spike with so much traffic.  Something that means a lot is when a fellow blogger features something of mine on their blog!  And, lastly would be the people I have met.  I have enjoyed getting to know "new friends".
5. Non-blogging bonus question: What are some of your favorite, most-used phone apps (besides social media!)
I have my logistical apps - what is the weather going to be - Weather and Weather Underground - and my traffic app - Waze.

My "verse of the day" on the Bible app.

And, what is that song - on Shazam.

Also, I use the Podcasts app to listen to my favorite podcasts, Joyce Meyer and InTouch by Charles Stanley.


May 5, 2019

Deals Under $30 + More Weekend Picks

Palm Dress ($25) // Straw Tote ($30) // Suede Sandals ($25) // Earrings (Set of 4 - $18)

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Those items above are all under $30!  They could be worn together for a summer vacation outfit - or worn as separates.  That palm print dress is only $25 - and also comes in other prints and colors.  And, how about those khaki green suede sandals for only $25!