Happy Friday friends! The preview of the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (#NSale) is live! The sale can definitely be overwhelming, so here is all of the details on how to shop, when to shop, & what to look for!CONTINUE READING
Good morning friends! I have really enjoyed working from home over the past few months, but it took me a little while to get in the groove of having my house be both my home & my office. Creating a designated office area to work from definitely helped, as well as getting into a set morning routine. Having a good morning routine helps set the tone for the day. I love reading about what other people do to set themselves up for a successful today, so I wanted to share what I have implemented for myself.
P.S. My lounge wear set is by Vici. The pants are sold out, but the sweatshirt is still available in limited sizes. I’m sharing some similar ones that are in stock below!CONTINUE READING
How are we already a week into 2019? The first part of a new year is always time to look back at the previous year & look forward to the year ahead. It’s a time of fresh starts & clean slates. I’ve spent some time over the last week reflecting on what 2018 brought & thinking about what I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Today I’m excited to share my reflections on 2018 & my goals for 2019 with you!CONTINUE READING
Happy Memorial Day friends! I hope that everyone takes a minute during their holiday to remember those who gave their lives in service for our country & the families who were left behind.
Today I wanted to quickly share some of my favorites pieces from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & some of the best Memorial Day Sales going on now. The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale runs through June 3, so I’ve added a tab under the “Shop” menu that I’ll be updating throughout the sale as things sell-out & new items are added. Some of my most-worn pieces are in this sale, so be sure to check out my Instagram stories today to see which ones they are!
Good morning friends! Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so I am so excited to be teaming up with Smile Brilliant today to share how I’ve been whitening & brightening my smile! This is something that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. As most of you know, I love coffee & red wine, neither of which are ideal for keeping your smile sparkly white. Over the counter whitening products never did much for me, so when Smile Brilliant reached out, I was eager to give their professional system a try. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with my results & the Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening system! The Smile Brilliant custom teeth whitening kit is just like what you’d receive at a dentist’s office, at a fraction of the cost. Plus, Smile Brilliant makes it so easy to get custom teeth whitening trays from the comfort of your home – their kit contains everything you need!
Guys, I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be heading off to the Caribbean next week for a 7 night cruise with Royal Caribbean! This will be Patrick & I’s second cruise together, but we’re going to 2 new ports this time to keep it new & interesting. We’ll be stopping at Roatan, Honduras, Costa Maya, Mexico & Cozumel, Mexico. Follow me on Instagram & Stories to keep up with all of the fun! In the meantime, I’ve been planning my outfits in an attempt to keep from over-packing & today I’m sharing what to pack for a cruise vacation!
1: Denim Peplum Top // 2: Sparkly Dress // 3: Pink Cover-up // 4: Asymetrical Top (sold out in olive) // 5: Scalloped Shorts // 6: Blue & White Sundress // 7: Boho OTS Top // 8: Racerback Dress // 9: Block-heel Sandals // 10: Flat Sandals // 11: Striped OTS Top // 12: Cold Shoulder Dress // 13: Bell Sleeve Dress // 14: Green Tank // 15: Distressed Denim Shorts
A few weeks ago I shared my newfound love for Rent the Runway’s Unlimited subscription service in a See It, Love It, Want It post. It’s been another month & I am even more obsessed with the service, if that’s possible, so I wanted to share a little more details & some of my finds. As I mentioned before, Rent the Runway now has a huge selection of everyday, work, & casual clothing, handbags & accessories. Think brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, DVF, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Joie, Rebecca Taylor & so many more!
Good morning! I’m back in the office for the start of another work week, but I know that lots of you are at home enjoying the long weekend so I wanted to pop in to share a few of the amazing President’s Day Sales that are going on right now. You know that I love a good sale!
This year, rather than blindly set resolutions as soon as the clock strikes midnight on January 1 (which I inevitably break by mid-month), I decided to take my time, go through Whitney English’s “Well-Designed Year,” & really think through where I want to focus my time & energy in 2017. I love that the “Well-Designed Year” guides you through setting goals that align with your principles, powers, & passions. While I used the “Well-Designed Year” last year, I went back through the process of uncovering my values & passions because those can change over time. I don’t want to get into the rut of focusing on the same goals year after year, even though those goals no longer align with what’s most important to me. I wasn’t surprised that many of my principles & passions were similar to last year, but there were a few changes. I used Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 to identify my powers & it was really cool to see myself so truly reflected in the results. It’s also interesting to see where the overlaps are: Learning & Thinking & Reading, Compassion & Fairness, Integrity & Responsibility, Balance & Harmony & Organizing.
After going through the process of identifying your principles, powers, & passions, you brainstorm all of your potential goals in each of 5 categories. These aren’t necessarily things that you have to accomplish in the next year, but an idea of what your ideal achievements would look like.
Once you brainstorm what you want to accomplish this year, you bring it all together as three “big ideas.” Rather than focusing on specific goals, the “big ideas” are your areas of focus for 2017. Many of my goals centered around my family & personal well-being, so two of my “big ideas” are my relationships & my health. My family, spiritual, & personal goals fit under those two areas. My third “big idea” is this little corner of the internet since it includes two of my big passions – fashion & writing. I love having a creative outlet & this year I really want to focus on my content.
Once you have your three “big ideas,” you have your core! I keep a copy in my Day Designer & hanging above my desk for easy reference throughout the year. Anytime I feel myself straying off course, I can refer back to my core values, strengths, & passions, plus my mission for the year to refocus myself.
By now, almost everyone has heard of The Zoe Report’s Box of Style. Every season, it delivers over $400 of exclusive Rachel Zoe picks for only $99! I started receiving the Box of Style this past fall & was immediately hooked! The soft, color-blocked poncho was a game-changer. And let’s get real – if Rachel Zoe says that something is a must-have, then you have to have it. Plus, it’s a chance to get pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. In case you’re undecided, I thought that I would share what was in the Winter 2016 box. Click here to get $10 off your first box!
Everything comes packaged in a chic box. Usually, the box is black, but I like that they changed it up for winter. Each item is individually wrapped in tissue paper, so you the excitement of unwrapping each little gift! It’s the small things in life, lol. Included in each box is a guide with tips on how to use each item.
Dylanlex Zoey Custom Necklace ($200)
How gorgeous is this crystal necklace?!? I tend to lean toward more delicate jewelry, but I cannot resist this statement maker. The length is adjustable so you can wear it as a choker or more of a collar. I wore it recently with jeans & a white button down for some instant glam! I’ll also be pairing it with a cocktail dress later this week. The necklace was designed exclusively for the Box of Style, so you can’t get it anywhere else!
Soia & Kyo Olivia Cable Knit Hat ($50)
We don’t get many days where it’s cold enough to need a warm beanie, but this soft knit one will come in handy when it does! Subscribers got the choice of three colors – black, winter white, or burgundy. I went with the winter white because it’ll go with just about everything in my closet.
Sunday Riley Tidal Enzyme Brightening Water Cream ($65)
Winter weather can be so harsh on your skin. My skin is more dry & breaks out more during the winter, so I’m always on the lookout for something to give my skin a little TLC. I was excited to see this cream included in the winter box. It’s a water-based cream that will soothe & hydrate the dryest skin. It also helps fight wrinkles & brighten dark spots. You can layer it on for a deep hydration mask at home, or wear a thin layer under makeup during the day to protect skin. I love how light it is & it smells sooo refreshing!
D.L. & Co The Zoe Report “Birch” Custom Candle ($50)
I am a candle-hoarder. Seriously, I can’t walk out of Bath & Body Works without a new scent. This black & gold candle is perfect for a winter night, with a woodsy “birch” scent. Right now, it ‘s sitting on the desk in my home office, ready for me to buckle down & do some work! I was really impressed by the quality of the candle, it holds a ton of scent & the jar is heavy glass. Once I’m down with the candle, the jar will make a great holder for makeup brushes!
Dagne Dover Leather Card Case ($50)
Does anyone else have trouble finding a wallet small enough to fit into a clutch? I have so many cute, tiny bags that I love to carry out, but I end up just tossing my ID & cards into the clutch & hoping that I don’t lose anything. This card case holds just the essentials – ID, credit card, some cash – & fits perfectly into my smallest bag! I carried it several times over the break to keep everything together & organized while out & about. When you aren’t using it as a mini-wallet, it’s a chic alternative to a business card holder.
Clinique Lip Color + Primer in Berry Pop ($18)
A deep berry lip is a great winter alternative to the classic red lip. I’d been looking for the perfect color & it turned up on my doorstep! This formula has a built-in primer to make the lipstick go on smooth & last for hours. Anything that combines steps is a lifesaver in my book. The berry color is universally flattering & is saturated to stay true as it goes on. The color + primer also comes in 15 other shades, so I may have found my go-to formula.
Juciy Couture Viva La Juicy Fragrance (bonus!)
As a bonus, each box contained a trial size of Viva La Juicy, a fresh & fun fragrance. It blends berries, vanilla, & jasmine for a floral, fruity scent that will be amazing for spring!