Happy Sunday, guys! I’m back from such a fun weekend of tent camping and country music in the desert, and today it’s been the best kind of couch potato Sunday. Laptop out, Nordstrom sale up. And y’all, they’ve restocked a TON of things. Shoes, bags, sweaters, so many great fall finds. So today I’m rounding up just a few more of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom sale, and the pickings are good. You know you’ll want those over-the-knee boots, scarves, and leather leggings once the temperatures drop, and there’s no better time than now to score amazing deals. A little Sunday shopping? Don’t mind if I do.
Hey, girl, hayyyy, today’s the day! I mean it’s Friday and all, but the real reason for celebration is that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off for everyone today, cardholder or not. Are you guys sick of hearing about the #nsale yet? Maybe you are, but I just can’t help myself. Y’all, it’s the only time you can stock up on NEW SEASON goodies for crazy good prices. This dress is definitely one of my favorite finds from the sale. It’s available in 10 (yes, 10) different colors and prints, and during the sale, it’ll cost you right around $30. Who doesn’t love a little black dress on sale? Hellooooo! It’s super cute unbelted (not a word, don’t care), but I couldn’t resist embracing the double buckle belt trend. Have you guys seen this trend everywhere? Because it’s every-damn-where, girl. And then the booties. Right now they’re under $100, and this fall I’m gonna be wearing these with everything I own. Dresses, jeans, leather shorts…Every last thing! And this gold handbag. It’s totally not part of the nsale (like that lingo?), but I’m beyond obsessed. It’s like jewelry in handbag form, and I’ll legit do anything to pile on a few more jewels. So the moral of this sort of long story is this. Sick of the Nsale or not, it’s worth taking a little look around. Because once the sale is over, I’d still want these booties (and definitely this dress), but paying full price after a sale is just no bueno. Feel me? Now Friday on, people.
Hey hey, friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going way strong, and I’d be a total loser if I didn’t highlight one of my favorite parts about it: the beauty! And the beauty section this year is GOOD. It’s the perfect time to stock up on your favorites or to finally pull the trigger on that splurge product you’ve been eyeing. (And if you want my number one splurge product, absolutely positively go with the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate. It seriously makes your skin feel brand new.) So today I’m rounding up my six top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty picks, and I 100% recommend all of these products. Light Blue has been my signature scent since my freshman year of college, and I don’t even want to tell you how many years that equals. The little deodorant swipes are tucked into every single one of my handbags, and that Supergoop setting spray has SPF 50. The Clarisonic is a skin-changing no-brainer, and the St. Tropez tanning mousse has a crazy cult following. And if you want to shop any of the above, just click on the product above or below. Or head over to the sale and check out all the beauty goodness for yourself. Here’s hoping you find something you love just as much as I love these.
This past weekend I got to check out my first Miami Swim Week with Kyboe, and it was just as much fun as I had imagined. My original thought was how in the world are they going to have a fashion show made up of only watches? But when the show started, it didn’t disappoint. The show started off with the unveiling of a conveyor belt down the center of the runway, and watches started slowly moving forward on pre-positioned mannequin hands. Sounds kind of funny, right? It was. And all I kept thinking was holy cow, they got all of these people to this show to watch mannequin hands. Genius. But after a couple of minutes, models also began making their way down the runway wearing adorable swimsuits that matched their Kyboe watches. I thought it was super fun, and the more that I got to know the Kyboe team over the weekend, I realized that fun is what they are all about.
Also just as I had imagined it? The humid Miami heat. (I will say that I think New Orleans was hotter, but still – Miami Swim Week was toasty.) Little dresses like this one were about all I could manage, but this little lace-up top that I scooped up from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale was breezier than you might think. It’s super lightweight and is perfect for pairing with my favorite denim shorts that I’ve worn to death. Once fall rolls around, I can’t wait to wear it with flares or cropped skinnies and booties. Stay tuned this week for more looks from Miami and more of my favorite finds from the #nsale.
It’s been about three months now since we bought our first home and started on the giant task of remodeling. We needed new walls, new ceilings, lights, floors, doors, and basically anything else you can think of, and after a couple of months, you may have noticed on Instagram that we’ve finally arrived at the decorating phase. Rugs and furniture and decor and the list goes on an on. So we bought a few things and then I decided to focus on each room, one at a time, starting with my office slash closet. I’m so excited to share the room reveal with you guys very soon (promise!), but today I thought I’d share a couple of the style boards that I created for this room’s inspiration. I built both boards around the same mix-and-match desk from World Market because I dig the idea of being able to customize the top and bottom of a desk based on the look you’re trying to create for your space. (Here’s a widget that makes things super easy. Just choose the type of top you’d like – wood, white lacquer, glass, or metal – and then scroll through the different base options.) And right now, World Market is having a whole home office event. Tons of desks (including all of the mix-and-match pieces), chairs, and other office furniture are all on sale, and the deals are really hard to pass up. (Plus, enter code “SHIPFREE” for free shipping on all orders over $150.) Whether you’re starting from scratch with your home office like me or just looking to freshen things up a bit, there’s no better place to start than with the desk.
P.S. – Like what you see in the style boards? Simply scroll over each piece and click on the “+” symbol to shop the look.
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by World Market, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
Happy Sunday from Miami, friends! If you’ve been following along on Instagram and Snapchat, then you probably know that I’ve been hanging out at Miami Swim Week with the Kyboe! team this weekend. Miami has been a scorcher, but it couldn’t stop me from hitting up the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for all the new fall goodness. Have you guys shopped the sale yet? While I’m LOVING all of the boots, jackets, and scarves, I definitely wanted a few transitional pieces that I could start wearing now. (Because who can let new clothes sit around unworn? Kills me.) This dress is definitely one of my favorite finds of the sale. It’s lightweight and breezy for now but so easy to pair with a leather jacket and booties once fall rolls around. Plus, the slit makes that whole “Angelina leg” thing make so much sense – you just can’t resist.
Need a little more motivation to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’m teaming up with some of my favorite blogger gals to give one lucky winner a $500 gift card to Nordstrom. So you can buy this dress. You can buy 10 of them actually. Although maybe that’s a little overkill, and there are a ton of other things you may want to get your hands on, just saying. So click around below to enter – a winner will be chosen on Thursday, July 21st. Good luck!
Happy Friday, friends! You may have noticed from a slight Instagram overload that I spent last weekend in the South Market District in New Orleans. I’ll admit that I was pretty unfamiliar with the area beforehand, but now I have no doubt that I’ll be back. Jenn and I stayed at the way too cool for school Ace Hotel, and it was such a fun atmosphere. The lobby had a great bar area serving craft cocktails to the city’s coolest kids (I did my best to blend in), and the rooftop pool provided a much-needed cool-down from the New Orleans HEAT. (It was a serious sauna last weekend, y’all.) During our stay we pretty much ate our way through the South Market District, and fitting with New Orleans, we never had a bad meal.
Company Burger: Four words for you: sweet potato waffle fries. I would’ve been sold on that fact alone, but the burgers really do match this place’s reputation. So delicious and perfectly proportioned – no giant hunk of meat that takes the whole thing over. Plus, there’s a gourmet mayo bar, and who can hate on that?
Willa Jean: No lie, this was one of the best brunches I’ve ever had for four reasons: crawfish and burrata toast, shrimp and grits, grilled banana bread, and frozen rosé. (That’s right, they froze it. And due to a spontaneous thunderstorm, we were forced to stick around for another round. Twist my arm.) Also, every breakfast place should serve biscuits with Tabasco honey because that shit was bomb.
Blaze Pizza: On Sunday night, all we wanted was something easy and comforting. Enter Blaze Pizza. You can choose from their menu, or they’ll build your own pie with whatever your little heart desires, right in front of your eyes. Paired with a lemon basil beer from Nola Brewing Company, it was Sunday night perfection.
And the area is only getting better and better. It was quiet and peaceful and just felt clean and new. The South Market District was way less crowded than some areas of the city, and for those looking for something a little different than the French Quarter / Bourbon Street norm, I can’t recommend checking out this area more. And if you do, show up hungry!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the South Market District, but all opinions are my own. It really was just plain fun…and delicious! Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
It’s here, it’s here – my favorite time of year! (Well, almost.) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off today, and I’m REALLY excited for so many of the finds. Over the next couple of weeks I’m sure you’ll notice lots of buzz around this sale (I’ll be chatting lots about it myself), and you’ll probably wonder, what gives, lady? I promise that it’s all for good reason because a sale this good really only happens at Nordstrom, and it only happens right now. Most sales from other retailers (while good) are on end-of-season or almost out-of-stock pieces, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the only place for amazing deals on brand new, next season goodies. From clothing, shoes, and accessories (hello, handbag heaven), there are literally thousands of deals that are yours for the taking. Currently the sale is in the “Early Access” phase and only open to Nordstrom card-holders, but let me explain. I personally never ever apply for store credit cards as a personal rule and hate when you have to use a particular card for a sale, but Nordstrom does offer a store debit card. That means it’s hooked right up to your checking account like your normal debit card – purchases are pulled right from your account, and there’s no bill to pay at the end of the month. Not bad, right? So today I’m rounding up a few of the pieces that initially caught my eye (and landed right in my shopping cart), but stay tuned over the next couple of weeks where I’ll be sending more “can’t miss” finds your way. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Friends who brunch together… This weekend I got to meet up with two of my favorite gals Jenn and Krystal for brunch at Willa Jean in New Orleans (seriously, so yum), and we all basically showed up wearing different versions of the same thing. Apparently it was floral midi dress day, and I swear, this actually was unplanned. When the whole “midi” thing first happened, I was like, no. I felt like it hit my leg in a weird place, but after experimenting with a few hundred styles, I’ve found that slits are my midi best friends, and also, heels only. Unless you’ve got a model bod like my friend Krystal above, I’d recommend sticking to heels with midi silhouettes. Also consider fabric. For me, it’s definitely important to stick with lightweight, loose fabrics that move with me. Anything heavy or stiff just turns into…not a good look, girl. And if you’ve been dying to try out a floral midi dress? Well, you’re in luck, girl. Because the one I’m wearing is currently on sale for 40% off. (And don’t let the long sleeves scare you. They’re super light and sheer. I mean, I wore this dress in New Orleans this past weekend which was basically like an oven.) Looking for a few more picks? Head over here or here because the options are seriously endless.
Unless you’ve been living under some umbrella your whole life, you’ve probably heard once or twice that we should all be wearing SPF every single day, whether we plan to go in the sun or not. Right? We’ve all heard this, yes? Because I’m pretty sure that I’ve been told a thousand times, and (confession) I still don’t always wear sunscreen. In the summer months, my skin tends to be more oil-prone than other times, and most sunscreen formulas that I’ve tried only make that situation worse. Flashbacks to teenage skin, anyone? No thanks.
So recently I tried out a couple of products from Colorescience’s line of mineral makeup and skincare. The Eye Brightener gave the prettiest, illuminated glow under my eyes and the Skin Brightening Face Primer gave my skin an even, smooth base for applying makeup, but the real standout to me was the Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush. It’s SO good for those of us who tend to slip up on that whole sunscreen everyday thing. (Hands up if you’re with me!) It goes on as the most lightweight mineral powder, and I love that it’s SPF 50. It’s water resistant up to 80 minutes, and it couldn’t be easier to throw in your purse or beach bag for on-the-go applications. (You can easily reapply over makeup throughout the day.) It’s great for normal to oily and even acne-prone skin, and I can’t recommend this one more. You know those older women with the crazy good skin who say their secret all those years was always wearing sunscreen? Well, that could be you, girl.
And if you want to get your hands on this skin saver in time for summer, enter code COLORE20 to take 20% off. But hurry, the sale code is only good through tomorrow (7/12) at midnight.