Category: Style

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Bottoms

Top Picks in Bottoms:

1.  Rag & Bone High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

2. Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

3. BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny Jeans

4. Free People High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

5. Leith Tie Front Pant

6. Joie Malbi Slim Stretch Cotton Blend Cargo Pants

7. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

8. Trouve Patent Pencil Skirt

There are SO MANY good options in jeans and pants in this year’s Nordstrom anniversary sale. I’m so glad to see the Spanx faux leather leggings back this year and a part of the sale. I got them last year and they were probably my best piece from the sale. They are so comfy to run around in all day and they hold up really well. I love the high waist and since they’re made by Spanx, they have that magical fabric that just smoothes everything out and makes your belly look flat. The faux leather effect is really cool and pairs well with just about any top. It’s such a great piece! I did a couple stories on this pair of leggings over on my Instagram.

I also bought #1, #2, and #3. So many good denim options and many of them are $50 or less! It was hard to pick just 1 pair. This is the time of year I stock up on jeans anyway because this sale is just too good. I love buying the higher priced denim during this event but the sale price is too good to pass up. I’m also thinking about buying pair #5 and the patent skirt, #8. How fun is the faux patent leather material of that skirt?! I have a feeling the waist-tie pants (#5) will sell out fast. Guess I better take my own advice and buy it before its gone! If I’m super excited about jeans #1, I think they’re going to look really well with every single top I ordered from my top picks in sweaters and tops, especially top #2. If you missed it, you can read that post here. Stay tuned for the rest of my top picks tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Tops & Sweaters

Tops & Sweaters

1. Hinge Ruched Bell Sleeve Cardigan

2. 1901 Ruffle Sleeve Top

3. Billabong Birds on High Neck Tie Blouse

4. Chelsea 28 Ruffle Rib Knit Sweater

5. BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater

6. Socialite Button Front Top

7.  Vince Pima Turtleneck

8. Halogen Stretch Woven Shirt

9. Treasure & Bond Print Western Shirt

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2018 has begun! This is my favorite sale of the year! Not sure what the anniversary sale is? Read about it here from my post about it during last years sale. Nordstrom’s anniversary sale started 2 days ago and will go on until August 5th. Early access for cardmembers started 2 days ago and will last until July 19th. The sale opens to the public on July 20th. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, I highly recommend you get one. There are many perks, including rewards points and being able to shop the sale early. Even with early access, I’ve already missed out on some of my top picks and I began shopping the day after it started, which leads me to my next point. Items sell out FAST! If you see something you like, or are on the fence about, BUY IT! If you change your mind later on, you can always return it. One of the main reasons I LOVE shopping with Nordstrom is their return policy. There is no set number of days for returns, so if you buy something then change your mind and want to return it, it doesn’t matter if you place your return within 2 days or 200 days; simply return it, whenever! I absolutely LOVE this policy because I change my mind so often about my purchases and oftentimes forget to return items in time, I hate when that happens, don’t you? So if I see the same item at Norstrom’s and another store, I ALWAYS buy it from Nordstrom (even if it’s a bit cheaper on the other site) because of the return policy and the rewards.

Moving on. You can see my top picks in sweaters and tops above. I ordered top #5 in two colors, the red and also in green. The red color is so pretty and I love the shade of green against darker hair so I got both. I also wanted the ivory color but it sold out. I’m keeping an eye out for a restock. I also got top #2 in white. It’s so pretty and it’s such great basic with a cute little ruffle detail. This would look good with any bottoms or paired with overalls. It comes in like 6 different colors. I’m thinking of ordering different colors but I want to see the fit first. I’m planning to do a try on session with everything I bought so you guys can see fit and sizing. So I’ll show you guys over on my Instagram stories how the fit is once everything arrives. I also ordered top #6, it looks so comfy and is such a great basic. I’m also planning on ordering top #8, another awesome basic and it has great reviews.

I had to break up my Nordstrom anniversary sale picks into various different posts because they were so long! I’ll be posting the rest later on today and tomorrow. But remember this because I can’t stress it enough, if you see something you like, BUY IT, don’t wait! Ok I gotta go grab my baby from her nap. I’ll be back soon!

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Twist Front Midi Dress

Dress: Zara (sold out, similar here, here, and here) | Shoes: Callisto | Bag: Amazon | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: vintage (similar here) Lipstick: Kat Von D (a go-go) | Lip liner: Kat Von D (a go-go)

Summer has officially arrived but I didn’t need a calendar to tell me that. No, here in Las Vegas, the temperature was already crossing the 100-degree mark well before June 21st. While I’m loving the longer daylight hours, I’m not really a fan of this 110-degree weather; but I am loving all of the cute summer dresses I found at Fashion Show Mall last week. This dress is from Zara but it’s already sold out! I can see why, it is SO comfortable. I’m keeping a lookout to see if gets restocked because now that I’ve worn it I want to buy another. Plus it was only $29! I’ll let you guys know if it comes back in stock. I’ve linked other similar dresses with the cute twist front detail.

Is there anything more summery than a bright orange lip? I’m loving this color from Kat Von D, it really pops and goes so well with just about everything. I’m wearing the color “a go-go” in both the liquid lipstick and the lip liner. Did you know Kat Von D is vegan? Yep, she is, and so is her makeup line. The entire line is vegan and cruelty-free! Ok lastly, I also have to mention how awesome these wedges are. They are super comfortable and they go with everything! The come in tan and black and they’re made of vegan leather. They do run large so I advise sizing down by a whole size.

Oh and I almost forgot about one of my favorite items! I can’t end this post without mentioning one of my favorite pieces of shapeware. These Spanx mid-thigh shaper shorts are one of the best pieces of shape wear I’ve ever worn, and trust me, I’ve tried a lot. They’re so comfortable to wear, even in 110 degree weather. They’re breathable, lightweight, they stay in place and perfectly smooth everything out but don’t make you feeling like they’re squeezing the life out of you (lol), and they don’t have that annoying plastic trim on the inside thigh seam like other shapers do. I highly recommend them! They come in black and nude.

Oversized Ruffle Sleeve Top

Top: Rebecca Minkoff | Jeans: KUT from the Kloth | Shoes: Lulus (similar here) | Bag: Style & Co. (similar here)

Ok I’m obsessed with this top. I’ve worn it like 3 times this past week alone. These sleeve are just so pretty and feminine. I love the eyelet detail and also the fact that its a double ruffle sleeve, yes! The material is light and airy— perfect for spring and summer. I also love the peplum-style waist, it’s so flattering. I do have to say though, the small snap button on the front is not my favorite, as it can easily come undone if I reach my arms back. I fixed that easily with some fashion tape though. Even so, this is still one of my favorite tops. It also comes in black!

Midi Skirt and Crop Top Look | Makeup Giveaway Winner Announced

Top: Forever 21 | Jacket: H&M (from last year, similar here and here) | Skirt: James Perse | Shoes: Target (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Forever 21

I totally cheated at wearing this crop top, lol. This is how to wear a crop tops without baring your midsection. I love a crop top paired with a midi skirt. The trick to not baring your midsection is choosing a high-waisted skirt or even high waisted jeans. This knit top is so soft, lightweight, and the fabric has a nice swing to it. It feels luxe but it was under $10 from Forever21! I’m also loving this woven straw purse. It’s so cute and perfect for spring/summer outfits. I swear it goes with everything and its faux leather so it’s cruelty free! I’ve been wearing it non stop. It looks small but it can hold quite a bit.

Thank you all who entered my makeup giveaway! I wish you all could win! I will be doing more giveaways so stay tuned for that. Feel free to leave me a comment on any of my Instagram posts and let me know what beauty or fashion items you’d like to see in a giveaway, I love hearing your ideas! Ok so for this latest giveaway the winner is @angelicato95. I’ll be contacting you shortly via Instagram so check your DMs!

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Cat-Eye Heart Shaped Sunglasses Trend | The Blog is Back


Sunglasses: Fashion Nova (sold out but identical pair here, here, and here) | Lipstick: Kat Von D (in outlaw) | Lipstick Liner: Kat Von D (in outlaw) | Shirt: James Perse | Jeans: Gap (similar here, here, and here) | Cardigan: old (similar here) | Shoes: Fashion Nova ( similar here and here) | Purse: INC (similar) | Purse hankerchief: Anthropologie (similar)

Ok, first things first, how cute are these cat-eye heart shaped sunglasses??? I’m obsessed with them and I want to wear them with everything! This cat-eye heart shaped sunglasses trend started mid-late 2017 and seems to be trending even more now. I’m not surprised. The cat-eye shape just screams SUMMERTIME and this silhouette creates a slimming effect for the face. Plus the heart shaped frames are just so cute and fun! I love heart shapes on clothing and heart shaped accessories (ie: my heart baseball hat, my newest t-shirt ), so I’m loving this trend and kind of hoping it never ends.

The ones I’m wearing are dupes of the Saint Laurent version which retail for $420! Even with the higher price point, the Saint Laurent Lou Lou sunglasses are still selling out. I’ve linked the dupe sunglasses here and they come in a 2 pack, one red and one white; the white ones really do go with everything. To purchase these sunglasses on Amazon, click here.

Next order of business. The blog is back! Duh. Obvi. If you follow me on Instagram and see my stories, you already know about this. If you’re new here, hello *waves*, and welcome! To recap, I decided to bring back my blog because I really missed sharing all my favorite things with you guys! I get a lot of DM’s about the things I use, especially for Athena, and I saw that having the blog was really the best way to connect with you guys to answer your questions and share all about the fashion, beauty, baby, and lifestyle items I love. I missed my blog. When I decided to close it, it was overwhelming me at the time but I’ve learned how to better manage the overwhelming aspects and how to blog in a manner that keeps me sane, happy, and producing great content for you guys. There is SO much to come!!! If you haven’t already, go see my most recent Instagram post and enter my #makeupgiveaway! If you already did, awesome, I hope you win! I’m having so much fun reading your comments and chatting with you guys. I think I’m going to be doing many more giveaways often because this is just too much fun! To see and enter my makeup giveaway on Instagram, click here.

Animal Print Dress & Over the Knee Boots

Dress: Rebecca Minkoff | Boots: Steve Madden | Bag: Target | Tights: Revolve | Lipstick: Nars (in Damned)

We’ve had some kooky weather here in Las Vegas this past month. It’s mostly been warm with a few super cold days sprinkled in. We shot this look on one of those cold days when the temperature fell below 75. Last time I shared this dress, it was a warm weather look and here it is again completely restyled for cool weather. My boots are from last year but they’re back this year! I love them because they stretch and stay up really well (they also come in brown). Also, these over the knee boots are perfect for wide calves.

On another note, tomorrow is Halloween! Wow, the year has really flown by! Athena is almost 8 months old. I can’t believe she’s already going to experience her first Halloween. Seeing her in that chicken costume almost made me tear up. But looking at her adorable little face in that costume made me realize how quickly she’s growing up and that I need to treasure every single day with her. We did two costumes this year because we couldn’t decide on just one. In case you missed it, Athena and I dressed up as black cats in my last post. We haven’t decided which costumes we’ll use for tomorrow’s festivities but one thing is for sure, you’ll see it on my Instagram, lol. Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!

Faux-Leather Leggings Casual Weekday Outfit

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Top: H&M (similar) | Leggings: Spanx | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

I’m channeling my inner Olivia Newton John in these faux leather leggings. Her outfit in the last scene of Grease is still on of my favorites to this day. She just looks so damn cool and that’s just how these leggings make you feel. These faux leather leggings are by Spanx and they’re quite comfortable; it kind of just feels like I’m wearing yoga pants. I love the faux leather look of these, they’re the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe. I love how high they come up on the waist and they stay there! They smooth you out and I swear they go with just about everything. Completely obsessed with these!

Black & Gray Outfit

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Top: James Perse | Jeans: Kut from the Kloth | Sweater: Nordstrom (similar) | Boots: Target (similar) | Purse: Target

On the first day the temperature hit below 80, I immediately pulled out my boots and cardigans. We’ve been getting a few cold days here and there but its still mainly in the high 80’s here in Las Vegas. I don’t care though, I’m going to wear my boots, cardigans, and all my other fall pieces now even if it means sitting  in my living room blasting the A/C.  O

On another note, how nice is this double strap, gray satchel? It’s a Givenchy antigona dupe! It comes with a detachable cross body strap, just like the Givenchy version, except this one is made of vegan leather. Since switching to a vegan diet, I’ve also started switching all my shoes, handbags, and accessories to cruelty-free versions. I especially love finding vegan versions of popular designer handbags. If you know of any, leave your suggestions in the comments below. 🙂

Animal Patterns for Fall

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Dress: Nordstrom (on sale!) | Purse: Target | Shoes: Target | Nameplate: Love Always XO Designs | Rosary Necklace: similar

Animal patterns are a big trend for fall. But that’s not the reason I got this dress. To be honest, I didn’t even notice it had an animal pattern until the second time I wore it (I’m detail-oriented like that), lol. No, I got this dress because I fell in love with the shape! The cinching at the waist is super flattering, giving the illusion of a smaller waist. I also love how swingy the material is. The pattern is right on trend but it’s not an overbearing print. Also, the color is in the burgundy spectrum, which, again is right on trend for this season. I can’t wait to style it with boots! It’s so comfy and I also love the little tassel detail. It just went on sale so grab one before they sell out!