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Crazy Good Sale on Barefoot Dreams

Barefoot Dreams on sale | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast If you’ve been following along here for a while, you’ve probably seen and heard me swooning over all things Barefoot Dreams season after season.  They’re seriously just the softest, yummiest knits around, and once you feel the material, you’ll probably understand the hype.  I finally snagged a Barefoot Dreams cardigan (below) during this year’s Nordstrom sale, and now that the weather has finally cooled down around here, I’ve been reaching for it nonstop.  It’s just so easy and cozy over jeans, joggers, and (admittedly) my PJ’s every single morning.

 Next up on my Barefoot Dreams wishlist was definitely one of their ultra-soft throw blankets, but I just couldn’t quite pull the trigger.  Well, last night I stumbled upon a bunch of their blankets over 50% off – some of the best prices I’ve even seen for Barefoot Dreams.  My short sleeve cardigan (last seen here) is also included in the sale goodness at over 40% off.

So if you’ve been dying to get your hands on something Barefoot Dreams, scroll below for some sweet sale finds.  I ordered a blanket for our home and a couple more as holiday gifts.  (Because believe it or not, the holidays are seriously RIGHT around the corner.)  Which pieces will you be snagging?

Barefoot Dreams cardigan | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Barefoot Dreams circle cardiganMadewell tee (on sale);  Karen Walker sunglasses (look for less here);  outdoor furniture

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25 Scarves Under $50 to Give or Keep

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It’s officially gift-giving season (or at least gift-buying season), and I’ve already got a little tiny start.  Three gifts is a start, right?  This year I’m skipping the gift guides on the blog and sharing some favorite finds as they come along.  If you’re on the hunt for cozy little somethings for your loved ones or yourself, definitely check out this post to grab Barefoot Dreams pieces for a steal.

And today I’m rounding up a slew of scarves that I’m loving right now, and they’re all under $50.  From bold colors and beautiful prints, ultra-soft fabrics and fun fringe, there are lots of great picks below for the gals in your life.  Click through and stay tuned for more gift ideas in the coming weeks.  Happy shopping, friends!

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Photo thanks to Felicia Lasala

Affordable Fall Travel Style

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Well it’s officially fall, y’all, and you know what that means.  Jogger season, of course.  I’m constantly on the hunt for the best joggers each season, and this year I think I’ve found them already.  This pair is so soft, fits like a glove, and is under $35.  (They do run a smidge big, so if you’re between, order down.  I’m in a medium for reference.)  I love a good pair of joggers for everyday, but they’re the real MVP during travel days.  And right on cue, Eric reminded me that Thanksgiving is just about a month away.  Can anyone believe that?

So I’ve decided that this will be my fall slash holiday travel uniform – joggers, sneakers, easy tee (or this thermal), and the super soft cardigan that I just found fully in stock for over 40% off.  The handbag is admittedly a total splurge, but I love this clean and simple look for less.  Add a few airplane snacks and some overpacked luggage, and we’re off to Louisiana for Thanksgiving.  Is it too soon to pack?

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Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

Affordable Fall Finds from Walmart

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OK guys, so we’re officially mid-September, and besides a couple of brief looks (here and here), I’ve pretty much been avoiding fall fashion all together.  The heat around here had me taking a hard pass on sweaters, boots, and new jeans until recently when I discovered the mother-load of affordable fall cuteness at Walmart.  Not kidding, every single staple above – the jeans, booties, thermal, sweater, and bag – were all purchased in store or on Walmart.com.

The jeans have a great high rise, the cutest hem detail, and a price tag under $25, and the under $9 thermal tee is so soft I bought it in three colors.  (I sized up for a looser fit in the thermal, am wearing a 4 regular in the jeans.)  And then there are the booties.  If I didn’t know the price of these, I’d never be able to guess.  They look so much more expensive than they are, and added bonus, they’re seriously comfortable.  (The camel color sadly sold out super fast, but you can still snag them in a leopard print or black leather.  I’d also sign up for restock alerts in case your size is restocked.)

Below I’m styling the jeans and booties with a few other fall staples in hopes that I can conjure up some cooler weather.  Think it’ll work?  In the meantime, I’ll be pairing my thermal, booties, and short-sleeved sweater finds with my favorite denim shorts.  Take that, September heat wave.

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Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

My Favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases

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It’s been a few days since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launched for cardholders, and surprisingly, there are still some great pieces in stock to snag.  Last week I rounded up some of my favorite first picks from the sale, and today I’m sharing some of the pieces I tried, bought, and am currently loving.

In particular, these jeans are so GOOD – the perfect high rise, a fit that hugs curves, an easy everyday wash, and super comfortable denim.  They’re true to size – I snagged a 4 for reference.  I’m also super jazzed about this cozy cardigan and this super soft loungewear set for an upcoming trip that will include chilly evenings.

I’ve also ordered these Tory Burch slides which have since sold out (hopefully those get a restock before the sale is open to everyone) and am constantly checking for my size to be restocked in these Ugg slippers.  (Since a certain rambunctious puppy ate my last pair of slippers…)  Overall I didn’t buy too many things from the sale, but I am pretty pleased with the cozy things I did get.  Have you guys shopped the sale?

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Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

50 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

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Happy Friday, friends!  If you haven’t heard from the 17,486,900 other bloggers out on the interwebs, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale hits this week.  Big card holders have been shopping for a couple of days, but today at 9:30 PST the sale hits for all card holders.  (Including me – and side note, I don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, I have the Nordstrom debit card so it’s the same as shopping with my own debit card.)

Anywho, it’s one of my favorite sales of the year because it’s brand new stuff on sale, things that are just hitting the site.  Full disclosure, I feel like in previous years I’ve overdone this sale big time – BIG TIME.  And this year I promise not to.  But, I’ve combed and combed and found some things that I feel are totally worth shopping.  I wanted to narrow it down to 25, but here we are at 50.

This year, there are a few things I’ll be zeroing in on:

Activewear – Let’s face it, I pretty much live in activewear these days, from the gym to the grocery story to the dog walk, and the Anniversary Sale always has some great finds.

A new bra from Chantelle – If you’re busty, this brand is awesome.  I’ve had their bras for years, and they’re both supportive and pretty.  There are a couple of good ones included in this year’s sale.

Anything Madewell – It’s one of my favorite brands of the moment, and there are some great pieces in the sale.  Last year I found the prettiest Madewell dress in the sale, and I’m OBSESSED with their denim.

Wear right now dresses – In years past, I tried to stock up on fall finds because there are just so many great boots, sweaters, and jackets, but fall in Southern California is still pretty hot.  So this year I’m focusing on things I can wear right now and not have to store away for months.

Something Barefoot Dreams – It’s always one of the most popular brands in the sale, and this year, I’m snagging something in their cozy, delicious fabric.  We have a trip to Idaho coming up in the next couple of weeks, and I’m thinking this cardigan or this wrap would be perfect for the flight and chilly nights there.  (Or perhaps I need both?)

So I’m headed to the store today to see what I can snag, but if online is more your jam, feel free to scroll below for the pieces that I think are totally worth it.  And if you find something I’ve missed, let me know, girl!  It’s like Black Friday shopping without the turkey hangover, so let’s do this, shall we?

xoxo

Photos thanks to Michelle Preau

My Current Skincare Favorites

Skincare favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Pixi Rose TonicDermalogica Calm Water GelClarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing BrushDermalogica Age Reversal Eye ComplexTatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask;  Arcona Triad PadsDermalogica Phyto Replenish OilPMD Clean Facial Cleansing DevicePMD Personal Microderm Device (Check out this PMD bundle with both devices);  COSRX Acne Pimple Master PatchGeorgette Klinger Skincare favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Barefoot Dreams robeGeorgette Klinger Vitamin C and Phytic Exfoliating MasksDermalogica Skincare favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Precleanse Balm, and Daily MicrofoliantTula Skincare Exfoliating Treatment Mask | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Barefoot Dreams robeTula Exfoliating Treatment MaskSkincare favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Lavender PJ’s (on sale);  Barefoot Dreams robeDermalogica Sound Sleep CocoonSkincare favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Dermalogica Sound Sleep CocoonDermalogica Skincare favorites | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Dermalogica Power Rich Firming Cream, Overnight Retinol Repair, Nightly Lip Treatment, and Sound Sleep Cocoon

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Last week I rejoined the blogging world after a little hiatus, and today I’m sharing some current skincare favorites that I’ve been meaning to share for a few weeks now.  It’s been WAY too long since I rounded up a slew of skin goodies, but lately, I’m really loving what I’m using.  Somewhere around the start of the new year, my skin was in (what I’d consider) pretty bad shape.  I love the holiday treats, parties, and Go-Go-Go mentality as much as the next gal, but at the end of December, my skin was suffering.  Yikes!  Bumps, breakouts, and SO much dryness – I had to do something.

So in January I started a new routine and refocused on my skincare.  I’m lucky enough to receive so many beauty goodies from companies, so I might as well put them to good use, right?  My current routine includes a whole lot of Dermalogica with some other favorites mixed in, and so far, so food.  My skin has, for the most part, cleared up, minus a few random breakouts here and there, and I’ve started to once again see my skincare ritual as a sort of spa time instead of a nightly chore.  (That part really is so key.)  So here are a few of my tried and true current skincare gems.  Hope you guys enjoy!

Cleansing – The cleansing part is where things can get really lazy for me, and I’ll fully admit that some nights I still use the old makeup remover towelette standby.  (These from Neutrogena have always been my favorites.) . But for the days when I get my act together, I’m loving this 3-step cleansing routine from Dermalogica.

Precleanse Balm – This is, not maybe, but DEFINITELY the best product I’ve found for removing makeup and all the gunk at the end of the day.  It’s a super thick, oily balm – think Chap-Stick or Vaseline consistency – and I rub it all over my face, over makeup, when my skin is completely dry.  That may sound crazy, and trust me it FEELS crazy at first, but it immediately starts breaking up and melting off makeup.  I usually apply it before getting into the shower and then rinse it once I step in.

Special Cleansing Gel – I wouldn’t say this cleanser moves mountains, but I think it’s a pretty good everyday go-to.  And, I do love it as a second step after the Precleanse Balm.  It’s a pretty gentle cleanser and removes all the makeup and gunk that the Precleanse Balm breaks up.  I keep it in the shower and use it daily.

Daily Microfoliant – The third step is definitely my favorite, and this product is SO good.  When my face is still soaking wet from step two, I pour some of the Microfoliant into my hands.  It’s in powder form, so when it hits wet hands, it starts to form a sort of paste that’s super gentle, like a really soft, wet sand.  I scrub my face with it like a normal exfoliator, and I swear my skin is always instantly softer.

Tools – There are three tools that I swear by: my Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Brush, the PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Device, and the PMD Personal Microderm.  (You can also get the two PMD devices bundled here.)  I pretty much use the Clarisonic and PMD Clean interchangeably and really can’t pick a favorite.  The Clarisonic’s brush head leaves my face feeling squeaky clean while the PMD’s rubber bristled, vibrating head feels like more like a facial massage.  I use the PMD Personal Microderm Device a couple of times a week and love it for refreshing my face and getting rid of dead, dull skin.

Masks – There’s pretty much nothing I love more than relaxing with a mask on, so a couple of times a week, I’ll do the whole cleansing ritual, put on a mask, and hop in the tub for a bath.  I use a ton of different masks actually, but my favorite is hands-down the Exfoliating Treatment Mask from Tula.  I also go for masks by Georgette Klinger and Pixi and love a good sheet mask like the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask before bed.

And Everything Else – After masking and using the PMD Personal Microderm, I love Pixi’s Rose Tonic and Dermalogica’s Phyto Replenish Oil.   Then it’s on to the last of the lotions and potions, and lately, (once again) I’m loving so many from Dermalogica.  I keep the Dermalogica Power Rich Firming Cream, Overnight Retinol Repair, Nightly Lip Treatment, and Sound Sleep Cocoon in my nightstand and rotate them throughout the week.  When I’ve got a breakout of any kind, there is NOTHING better to me than a COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch.  I’ll sleep with one on any blemish and see instant results the next morning – these things are seriously magical.

xoxo

Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

All I Want For Christmas (The Luxe List)

christmas-wishlist-1 1. Henri Bendel Leather Rolling Bag  2. Louis Vuitton Monogram Pochette Metis  3. Plaid Woven Sleep Shirt  4. Ray-Ban Custom Aviators  5. Black Leather Bootie  6. Ugg Fleece Robe  7. Ugg Shearling Boot  8. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw  9. Colorblocked Faux Fur Crossbody  10. Faux Fur Vest  11. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings in Gunmetal  12. Diamond Chain Link Ring  13. Brushed Fringe Scarf

Today I saw a website countdown that Christmas is only 18 days away (17 for Hanukkah), and I was like, that can’t be right.  In my mind, I swear it’s still October, and I’m thinking that my lack of Christmas awareness has to do with our lack of Christmas tree (due to some home remodel plans) this year.  But ready or not, my favorite day of the year is right around the corner – YAY!  I’ve decided that all I want for Christmas this year is to spend it with family and friends and way too much food and sweatpants and snow (is that too much to ask, Louisiana?), but today I’m rounding up a holiday wishlist because a little bit of daydreaming never hurt anybody.  And while my own Santa Clause may say dream on, there’s no rule against treating yourself this season, is there?  (P.S. – don’t worry, looking for gifts a bit more affordable?  Check out this cozy gift guide.)

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