cabi’s Fall Collection

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Look #2:  cabi jeans, tank (last season), and vest (c/o);  fringe bagheelsQuay sunglassesKendra Scott bracelets

Over the past couple of years I’ve become a huge fan of cabi clothing because their stuff is just so well made.  I’ve got a particular green jacket of theirs from about four years back that I still wear ALL the time.  I look forward to every new season reveal, and this week, cabi’s fall collection has arrived.  It’s packed with everything I’ve come to expect – a few great blouses, the best basic tees and tanks, a couple of versatile jackets, luxe sweaters, and a few denim pieces that I love.  The Waterfront Shirt was the first piece that caught my eye and is probably my favorite denim shirt, like, ever.  It’s SO soft with a little bit of stretch, and I love the neck-tie detailing – so cute.  I couldn’t wait for fall, so I paired it with my favorite denim shorts for a denim on denim transitional look.  These skinnies are also so good.  They fit like a dream, and I can’t wait to wear the vest with everything this fall.  Head over here and check out cabi’s fall collection for yourself, and stop by the cabi blog today where I’m featured along with a couple other blogger babes.  Happy almost Friday, y’all!


Home Decor On Sale

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While the shoes, clothing, and handbags of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale have definitely gotten me into a smidge of trouble lately, I’ll tell you another little category that really gets me shopping.  Four simple words for you: home decor on sale.  The home decorating task has certainly been a big one around here (and admittedly pretty much every wall is still bare), but shopping for home decor really has been so much fun.  It’s a different kind of shopping because most of the time I have no idea what I’m even looking for, but then that perfect little something jumps out at me.  From fun kitchen goodies (fondue, anyone?) to rugs, pillows and throws, it’s all on my list and all on sale right now at Nordstrom.  So if you’ve packed your closet with new fall goodies then it’s time to move onto the rest of the house because it’s not everyday you find some of the best home decor on sale.


Summer Caftan From Coolchange

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The current heat wave in Southern California is no joke, and beating the heat is the name of the game around here.  This summer caftan from Coolchange was by far the coolest, most comfortable piece that I brought with me to Miami, and now that I’m back on the left coast, it’s still in heavy rotation.  It’s technically a swimsuit coverup, but partnered with a lightweight slip, it’s been making its way around town lately.  (After all, living in Huntington Beach, can’t I just pretend that I actually did just come from the beach?)  It’s also my go-to for working and hanging around the house these days, and before you accuse me of wearing the same thing every day, just know that I do not care.  Especially when the choice is sweating it out or favorite dress again – the summer caftan always wins.  Now for my next order of business: operation our backyard needs a hammock.  You think the 1 Hotel in South Beach might just send me this one?  Because I’m pretty sure we were meant to be together.


Photos thanks to Kristen

Leather Jacket on Sale

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Of all the goodies available in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, my first order of business was finding a new leather jacket on sale for fall.  A leather jacket is always my go-to for the cooler months because it is just so versatile.  I always find myself living in a cozy leather jacket and can easily throw it on with jeans or over dresses.  This Blank NYC version was the first to catch my eye (see my original sale post here), and after the green sold out so quickly, I decided that I should pull the trigger on the classic black.  It’s currently only left in a couple of sizes, so if your size is there, don’t miss out!  (Right now it’s a total steal at about $65, but after the sale, it’ll go up to around $100.)  If your size is already gone and you’re still looking for a leather jacket on sale, don’t fret my pet.  Head over here or click through the sweet deals below.  This one is super cute.  Also if anyone wants to take one for the team and buy me this Burberry jacket on sale, I’d be super OK with that.  Just sayin’.


Photos thanks to Gabi Wells

More Nordstrom Sale Finds

Nordstrom sale picks 1. Steve Madden Over the Knee Boot  2. Alex and Ani Tassel Coil Bracelet  3. Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boot  4. Bernardo Textured Wool Coat  5. Rebecca Minkoff Avery Crossbody  6. Nike Training Shoes  7. Banded Wool Fedora  8. Peep Toe Leather Sandal  9. Starry Night Crystal Ear Crawlers  10. High Waist Faux Leather Leggings  11. Cross Front Woven Blouse  12. Plaid Wool Scarf  13. Rebecca Minkoff leather and suede bag

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.


nsale Little Black Dress

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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.


Photos thanks to Gabi Wells Photography

Six Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Picks

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.

Miami Swim Week With Kyboe

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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.


Photos thanks to Kristen

Home Office Inspiration With World Market

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.

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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.

$500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

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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!

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Photos thanks to Kristen

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