Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Just One More

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

1. Sam Edelman d’Orsay Pointy Toe Pump ($41 off)  2. BP Skinny Mini Sweatpants ($13 off)  3. Kate Spade New York Coralline Satchel ($133 off)  4. Michael Kors Slim Runway Crystal Bezel Watch ($92 off)  5. Nordstrom Semiprecious Stone Stud Earrings ($10 off)  6. Topshop Belted Denim Jacket ($35 off)  7. Nike Free Flyknit 5.0 Training Shoe ($30 off)  8. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Hair Set ($39 off)  9. Topshop Button Front Denim Skirt ($20 off)  10. DKNY Faux Fur Trim Parka ($68 off)  11. Hudson Lydia Ankle Skinny Jeans ($69 off)  12. Clinique Colorful Moisture Set ($25 off)  13. Steve Madden Ankle Fringe Sandal ($43 off)

So are you sick of these sale posts yet?  I’m sure you are, but I just couldn’t resist one last little roundup of things I love.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends on August 3rd (seriously, it’s almost August?!  The hell?), and there are some deals that are just too good to pass up.  At the very least, it’s the perfect time to grab that new pair of jeans or sneakers or the watch you’ve had your eye on.  Whatever the case may be, there’s only about one more week to shop the sale, so hop to it, sister.


Crystal Cove

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SheIn dress (c/o);  Similar Circus by Sam Edelman sandalsSimilar bucket bagBlue Planet sunglasses (c/o);  Kendra Scott necklace and ringGorjana cuffJulie Vos cuff

This weekend was another one for the books.  (There’s been a few recently, I must admit.  I’m a lucky gal.)  We celebrated my future sister-in-law at her bachelorette party, and we were seriously spoiled.  Hellooooo, Bacara!  It was pretty much the most beautiful place, and we had an amazing time meeting new girls and partying with old friends.  I got back yesterday and started uploading these photos, and I was like, well, so this place is pretty beautiful too.  (Taylor Cole takes me to the nicest places, y’all.)  We headed down to Crystal Cove for a bit, and I’ll say, I’m obsessed.  We hiked down to the bottom (those pics coming soon) and saw this guy in a lawn chair set up on the rocks in the ocean conducting business calls.  You’ve got it right, sir.  Killing it basically.  So here I am on a cliff looking at the prettiest view in the easiest little white dress.  You’re pretty, California.  Realllll pretty.


Beach Style With Marshalls

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Swimsuit and denim shorts (c/o) Marshalls;  Plaid Shirtsimilar gold sandalssunglassesTLC&You beach bagRebecca Minkoff fringe bagMad Jewels bracelets

Ever had that dressing room moment where you wanted to jump for joy because you’ve just tried on something amazing?  I had that moment recently when I put on this swimsuit at Marshalls, and I seriously wanted to knock on the person’s door next to mine just so I could get a high five or something.  Then I thought, “Get your shit together, that’s weird, Nikki.”  Let me rewind here.  I headed into Marshalls that day with a challenge: find the perfect swim look.  Armed with a $50 gift card, a good attitude and admittedly low expectations, I began browsing through the swim racks which were mostly on sale because it’s mid-July and every retailer is already thinking about fall.  (I, on the other hand, am thinking about working in a swimsuit everyday to try and beat this mid-summer heat.)  I picked up a cute top here, bottoms there, and then I came across this suit.  It may not look like much to most, but to those of us with curves up top, it’s a rare find.  A bandeau with enough coverage, a bit of hidden underwire, and a removable strap that doesn’t have to tie behind the neck (and cause neck pain all day).  It fits like a dream, and the best part?  The set cost me a whopping $16.  No joke.  On the way out, I scooped up a pair of my favorite denim shorts (in a color I didn’t have already, of course) for a fraction of their original price.  It was pretty much one of those Marshalls days that makes you feel like you just kicked total ass.  The type of day that makes you want to just grab a killer beach bag (this one is TLC&You and it’s amazing) and hit the beach.  Happy weekend, everyone!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The Luxe List

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 1. Current / Elliott Cotton Twill Jumpsuit ($100 off)  2. neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo ($95 off)  3. Kwiat Diamond and Platinum Stud Earrings ($1915 off)  4. rag & bone Margot Bootie ($176 off)  5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel ($322 off)  6. Elizabeth and James Cynnie Sling Backpack ($181 off)  7. Tory Burch Joanna Riding Boot ($176 off)  8. Bony Levy Stackable Diamond Band ($296 off)  9. Joie Amery Genuine Rabbit Fut Vest ($300 off)  10. La Mer Skincare Collection ($142 off)

Well the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong, and there are still a TON of sale goodies in stock.  And while it’s a great time to stock up on closet staples, fall must-haves, and beauty favorites, it’s also the perfect opportunity to finally nab that splurge piece you’ve been eying.  Seriously, the Phillip Lim Pashli has been on my list for-ev-er.  So whether you fancy longer lashes, the ultimate in skincare luxury, diamonds, or the perfect riding boot, head over to the Anni Sale and prepare to be in luxury shopping heaven.


Wedding Wednesdays: The Engagement Photos (Part 1)

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Ripley Rader jumpsuit (c/o)

 Today’s Wedding Wednesday post is definitely one of my favorite ones yet.  It’s a sneak peek at a few of our engagement photos, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.  You may notice under most of my fashion posts that familiar line: “Photos thanks to Taylor Cole.”  She’s my go-to blog-photog and someone whose creative eye and amazing photography skills I’ve come to completely trust for my blog and my business.  She’s an amazing spirit, and I’m so grateful that I get to work with her all the time.  Even further, she’s really familiar with Eric and I and our relationship, so it’s pretty much the perfect fit that she’ll be our wedding photographer as well.  (Plus, she’s currently planning her own wedding, so it’s always fun to chat about the details.)

When it came time for our engagement photos, I must say that it seemed a bit daunting.  I take photos for the blog all the time, but posing for pictures is definitely not Eric’s favorite activity.  (Although he’s really photogenic.)  The afternoon turned out to be completely painless though, and dare I say, a lot of fun.  Eric was a great sport, and we laughed a lot.  I think the photos really capture that fun day for us.  Taylor is beyond talented, and I’m so incredibly excited that she’ll be traveling to New Orleans with us to capture the photos from our wedding in just about eight months!


Pop of Pink

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7 for all mankind jeans;  JustFab vest (similar);  Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbodysimilar pink pumpsBlue Planet sunglasses (c/o);  Urban Decay lipstick

Due to my tendency to overheat, it’s not often that I wear jeans during summer days, but I pretty much live in them once the sun goes down.  Lately, this pair in particular is on repeat because they’re just so stinkin’ comfy.  They’ve got just enough stretch but can still keep their shape wear after wear, probably my most critical characteristic in a favorite pair of jeans.  After all, does anyone really like saggy denim ass?  I’m thinking that’s a no.


Tie-Dye Romper

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Liz & Honey romper (c/o);  Bucco sandalsWallaroo hatRay-Ban sunglassesSam Edelman bagMad Jewels bracelets (c/o);  My Jewel Bar necklaces (c/o)

Happy Monday, people.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was pretty stellar because in Southern California we got…wait for it…rain.  Whaaat?!  And not just a little.  It rained for a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday, and we even got a little thunder and lightening.  It’s such a rare occurrence here that when we do get a rainy day, all I want to do is curl up on the couch and listen to it.  And although the rain was supposed to last through today, I woke up to a beautiful sunny SoCal morning here.  I guess it’s kind of hard to complain about that.  So today I’m sharing this sunny look from Liz & Honey boutique, and I’m pretty much in love with this romper.  From the color to the billowy shape to the lightweight fabric, it’s so perfect for the hot summer days ahead.  Worn with tall gladiator sandals, a fringe bag and a hat, it’s a little touch of boho glam at the beach.  Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 1. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Set ($42 off)  2. Clarisonic Mia 2 ($30 off)  3. MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit ($18 off)  4. Sultra The Bombshell Curling Rod ($30 off)  5. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse Set ($39 off)  6. Deborah Lippmann Undressed Nail Polish Set ($38 off)  7. Laura Mercier Ultimate Luxury Souffle Set ($60 off)  8. Living Proof No Frizz Set ($25 off)  9. Nars “True Nars” Lip Pencil Set ($32 off)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially in full swing (cardholder or not), and today I’m rounding up a few of my favorite beauty picks from the sale.  I’m a serious sucker for all things beauty, and if you’re like me, now is the time to stock up.  I’ve heard that the Sultra wand is the best for those perfectly beachy waves, so I’m thinking, sign me up.  I use my Clarisonic every day, and they’re rarely on sale.  Living Proof products are amazing, and the Nars lipstick pencils are my absolute favorite.  (This little set is basically like getting one free.)  So whether you need a new blush or are just looking to add to your collection of lipsticks, you have to check out the beauty section of the best sale of the year.


Happy Hour For Your Senses

Unbooked AppointmentsAhhh, happy Friday, friends.  Sometimes there’s really just no better feeling than knowing it’s the weekend at last.  Except perhaps if you could couple that feeling with a facial or a massage.  And even better if you could get that facial or massage for an amazing deal.  Do I have your attention yet?  Recently I discovered Unbooked Appointments, an amazing site that will find you (quite literally) “unbooked appointments” for spa treatments, beauty services, workouts, and fun activities, all at amazing prices.  Similar to other deal sites, you start off by taking a quiz.  (Fill out your likes and any type of service you’re looking for in the LA or OC area, and they’ll bring the deals to you.)  There’s a huge difference from other sites though.  I’ve used those other sites, and it seems like anytime you buy the coupon, it’s impossible to actually make an appointment because of everyone else who bought the exact same coupon.  (Ya know?  Anyone?  So annoying.)  With Unbooked Appointments, you get deals at times when the salon, spa, gym (or whatever) is pretty available, meaning the appointment is there and you’ve just made it.  Whaaat?!  I know, girl.  I know.  And there are a TON of options.

Recently the kind folks over at Unbooked Appointments reached out and a) let me know about the site – genius, and b) asked if I would like to try out a service – umm, yes.  What am I, an idiot?  Bring it on, I was born for this job.  After scrolling through a million service options, I decided on a facial for my post-Cabo face.  I had the most relaxing (and amazing!) facial for a fraction of the usual price thanks to Unbooked Appointments, and I would 100% use the site again.  And again.  And again.   And if you’re in the area, I’d seriously recommend checking it out because sometimes you just need to “treat yo’self”… on a budget.  Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!


Unbooked Appointments

One Tee, Three Ways

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Look #1: Gap Factory T-Shirt (c/o);  Free People Shorts;  Forever 21 jacket;  Circus by Sam Edelman sandals (similar);  JustFab bucket bag (c/o);  Julie Vos necklaceMad Jewels beaded bracelets (c/o)

Look #2: CAbi white jeans (c/o);  Sam Edelman sandalsRebecca Minkoff bagBlue Planet sunglasses (c/o)

Look #3: Nordstrom skirt;  Bucco sandals;  Embroidered bagGold & Gray necklaceRay-Ban sunglasses

If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of for summer (and any season really), it’s staple tees and tanks that can be worn more than a few different ways.  They’re comfortable as hell, and the good ones can make getting dressed in the morning super easy.  While there are a ton of high-priced options out there, I’ve found a new go-to for basic tees and tanks that won’t break the bank: Gap Factory.  (Should’ve been a no-brainer, right?)  The black tee above is super versatile, and I’ve linked a few of my favorites below.  How would you wear it?


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