Monthly Archives: July 2019
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best of Beauty
| DETAILS |
Skin Care: Kiehl’s Set | Estee Lauder Set | Beauty Bio Glo Pro Kit | Beauty Bio Retinol Kit
Hair Care: Living Proof Full Volume | Drybar Kit | Living Proof Perfect Day Set | T3 Curling Wand
Fab Finds: Eye Makeup Brush Set| St Tropez Tanning Mousse | Beauty Blender Sponges | Fresh Sugar Lip Set
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially in it’s final week with the sale ending on Sunday. It’s your last chance to pick up any of those items you have wishlisted or to check back on any items previously out of stock. One area of the sale I did want to share with ya’ll this year is the Beauty section. I found many of my favorite brands and products, and most of them are still available!
A few of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites:
Kiehl’s and Estee Lauder are two brands that I love and keep in regular rotation. The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum is amazing. From Kiehl’s, I love the face cleanser and Midnight Recovery Concentrate. All of these are included in sets with a few more goodies for you to try out. You can read more about my experience with the serum and concentrate HERE.
I’m excited to see a few Beauty Bio products in the sale this year. I purchased both the Glo Pro System and Reversal Retinol 3 step program last winter. I highly recommend both for some great anti-aging. You can read more about my experience with these products HERE.
I’m such a fan of both Living Proof and Drybar. Both feature some of my top dry shampoos. You can read more about them HERE. The sets in the sale all look like great introductions to the brands and what they offer. I also included the T3 Curling Wand. I’ve heard so many rave reviews over this wand. I’m hoping to try out a friends soon and see if it lives up to the hype!
I found a good starter eye brush set in the sale. I wanted to point it out because the brushes are pretty similar shape and style to the brushes I used in my eye makeup tutorial from a few months ago. I picked up the St. Tropez express self tanner during last year’s sale. I really liked my results, so I purchased the classic 8 hour version to give it a try. I really like the color and overall experience with the express one. I’ll let you all know how the classic goes. If you need any self-tanning tips, you can find them HERE.
A few other items I always have in my makeup drawer, beauty sponges and sugar lip therapy. I use the beauty blender sponges for applying concealer and occasionally for foundation touchups. The Fresh Sugar Lip Therapy is a must have for me. I ran out of my old one like 2 weeks before the sale and was hoping to find it. I already tried out the exfoliating scrub that came with the set. My lips were a little dry and chapped, and it fixed that problem right up!
If you still plan to shop the sale, I hope what you are looking for is in stock!! Remember prices go back up Monday, so make any remaining purchases by Sunday night!
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Faded Black Denim Skirt
Happy Monday!! Today is kind of a big day for me. I’m starting a new job in a new industry. I’m that good combination of excited and nervous all rolled into one. I’m ready to get started and start learning all of the things! I spent most of the weekend relaxing and spending time with friends. I went on a double date with some friends downtown Saturday. We had so much fun checking out new and old favorites.
I wore this faded black denim skirt out with a different dressier top on Saturday. It’s been a fun add to my closet this summer. I wanted something different than shorts, but still good for those hot summer days and nights. I love the faded black to add some chic edginess to my look. For this post, I went with a casual monochromatic style look perfect for a weekend brunch or casual evening out.
Since the look was very one color note, I opted to add in the long pendant necklace to break it up a little. You could also go with a short necklace too. Also, this backpack is a recent add. I carried it along with me a few times in Colorado. It has two front sections and back zip pocket section. It is pretty comfy to carry around. It also comes in brown which I think would be cute for summer. The black is going to be perfect for fall and winter, and work with some of my summer looks too.
Alright ya’ll, off to my first day at the new job. I hope you all have a fabulous week! I have one last Nordstrom Sale post for you on Wednesday and a very colorful outfit for you on Friday. See you then!
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Dark Gray Tank Top | Faded Black Denim Skirt | c/o Leather Backpack Purse | Brown Wedge Sandals | c/o Green Stone Necklace | Gold Stud Earrings | David Yurman Bracelet | Similar Gold Bangle | Clear Stone Bangle | c/o Black Sunglasses
Photography By: LA Photography
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Try On Session
Hello and Happy Friday! I’m so excited to finally share a few items I picked up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with you. My package took a little longer to arrive this year, but I think it was worth the wait. You will probably see a few of these pieces make their own individual outfit blog posts closer to fall, but I wanted to share with you now while everything is still on sale.
I added a few new shoes, a super affordable pair of jeans, a couple long cardigans, and a few cute tops so far. I always place a second order after my items arrive. I give myself a budget every year, so order 2 will be spending the amount I have left after deciding what to keep and return. I have my eye on a pair of python heels and another pair of dark wash jeans for order round 2.
So take a scroll and find some shopping and fall outfit inspiration!
long striped cardigan | faux leather leggings
I picked up two long cardigans this year. First up, this black and gray striped one. It’s super thick and warm, so it’s going to perfect for cold weather. I love that you can easily dress it up or down. I went with a chic evening look by pairing it with leather leggings and suede boots. You can also pair with dark wash jeans and booties for a more casual look.
I mentioned these faux leather leggings in my Returning Favorites post as an item I regretted passing on last year. It was a quick add to cart this year, and I cannot wait to style them this fall and winter season!
pink utility jacket | gray slip on sneakers
Since I am always cold, I really wanted another casual jacket. I stumbled up on this coral pink utility jacket. I love the color and I think it will work for spring, summer and fall. I ordered the XS petite and it fits perfectly and the length is just right.
I purchased 2 pairs of casual sneakers from the sale. I know everyone is shocked, lol. My last pair from a few years ago really needed to be retired, so I knew this was something I was going to pick up this year. I love these gray slip ons as a dressier sneaker. I went with gray because I felt it would work with my wardrobe the best. I’ve only walked around my apartment in these, but so far super comfy. The fit is TTS.
floral print dress | tan suede heels
I love the print and style of this dress, but I’m going to have to send it back. The front is too low cut for me. I wouldn’t be able to wear this to work without a cami underneath it. Other than that, this dress is so adorable! I’m wearing a small.
So far, I have only purchased one pair of heels but I have another pair on my wish list. I have been eyeing these tan suede heels since last fall. I like them as an alternative to a nude colored heel for fall and winter. They also look super cute with jeans! The site says they run small, but I went with my normal size. I almost feel they might stretch and be too big, so I don’t agree with what the site says at all.
long red cardigan | flared leg jeans | brown suede heels
Oh this cardigan is so cozy and warm! I love the red color too, perfect for fall! This would also be a great piece to layer over work dresses.
These are the Wit and Wisdom jeans I ordered. I’m wearing a 2 Petite which is my normal jean size. I love the length on these, and that I will not have to have them altered. The dark color is perfect for me. I plan to wear these jeans to work and for dressier weekend events, so I wanted a good dark color. I do think these might stretch a little with wear just because I could feel them getting looser while wearing. Since these are for work though, I don’t mind if they aren’t super skinny.
off the shoulder top | faux leather leggings | tan suede heels
Another look with my leather leggings. I went with a different shoe look and paired it with my brown suede heels. I love this shoe color with an all black outfit. This off the shoulder top is so cozy and comfy! The top does come down low, so it may slightly restrict arm movement. You can also wear it as a cowl neck.
light brown sweater | dark wash boot cut jeans | suede heels
This tan sweater is going to be so perfect for fall! I love it with dark jeans, and I think the length will make it perfect to pair with pencil skirts and pleated midi skirts for work. It’s also really soft!! I was worried it would be itchy because of the price and pics, but definitely not the case.
green twist waist tank top | pink converse sneakers
An easy tank top for summer and will be cute for layering in the fall. I love the twist waist detail on it too. These are the other casual sneakers I purchased. I’m still on the fence on these. They are super cute, but rub the tops of my feet. I have slightly high arches, so I sometimes have this issue with flat shoes. I’m going to walk around my apartment a little bit more before making a final decision on these.
Thanks for stopping by ya’ll! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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Summer Festival Outfit
Hello ladies! Ok we are taking a Nordstrom Sale break today for a little summer outfit inspiration! I love this summer outfit for a festival, county fair, or outdoor concert. The smocked peplum top gives me all the boho chic vibes when paired with distressed jean shorts and booties. You can easily transition this top into a brunch or casual evening look by pairing it with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and wedges. Trade out the booties for a pair of sandals for an additional daytime look. This top does run small, so I recommend going up one size.
Well all of my sale packages have arrived!! I’m so excited to finally check out all my goods! Check back Friday for a look at what I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Rainbow Smocked Peplum Tank | Similar Distressed Shorts | Brown Booties | Circle Straw Crossbody Bag | c/o Nashelle Necklace | c/o Pink Hoop Earrings | c/o Bourbon & Boweties Bangles | Blue Gradient Aviators
Photography By: Ban Avenue