Nordstrom Sale Picks

Well, in case you live under a rock, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale went live this morning. I know SO many bloggers cover it and if you’re already over it I totally get it. You have to be a card holder to have access now. Regular access starts the 20th.

Items sell out SO FAST. So, if you are a cardholder go scoop stuff up now.

I’m sharing everything I bought linked below. My favorite two things from the sale are shoes surprisingly enough.  Can’t wait to wear those nude pumps to work!

  1. Theory Belted Dress
  2. Michele Watch
  3. Tie Waist Dress – $32 Bucks!!!
  4. Sunnies
  5. Rolling Carry On
  6. Suede Shift Dress
  7. Leith Blouse
  8. Frame Crops

Are you shopping the sale?

Favorite Shoes:

Everything here is in stock (for now)!

xoxo

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Mr. Max Trouble

DRESS: Shein │SHOES: Tory Burch│ BRACELET:  David Yurman │SUNNIES: Ray Ban │BALLOON: Party City

Today is Max’s one year adoptaversary!! We had to document the occasion with picture torture. It just so happened the day we took these pictures it was windy, but hot. So trying to get Max to look at the camera when the balloon was in the perfect spot was serious work.

Max took off after a dog or squirrel more than once, which sent me sprinting down the street after him with a balloon in hand. I’m sure it was hilarious to watch.

I get a super surprising amount of DM’s on instagram about Max so I thought I’d fill y’all in on the Max scoop.

I actually got Max off of Craigslist. Yup, you read that right. He’s from Craigslist. 

 I always loved Westies and thought they were the cutest dogs. Anyone else love those dog food commercials with Westies? So, when I decided I wanted to finally get a dog of my own, I knew I either wanted a King Charles Cavalier or a Westie. I joined a few rescue groups, but nothing was available near me. As I was googling the breed, a Craigslist ad popped up.

That was Max. A couple in the Raleigh area got Max from a breeder and couldn’t keep up with him. They had three kids under 3, which is a feat in itself. Adding a puppy into the mix just wasn’t working. I went and saw Max that day and instantly fell in love. He ran right up to me and peed on my feet.

We’ve been inseparable ever since.

Max facts you might not know:

  1. Max is a West Highland Terrier.
  2. He weighs about 15 pounds and is full grown.
  3. His favorite, favorite food is cheetos. He will serious harrass you for some cheetos.
  4. Since were talking about food, this dog will literally eat anything – lettuce, kale, avocado. Anything I am eating, he will eat.
  5. He is my constant shadow. Have you ever heard the term velcro dog? Well, that is Max. He wants to go where mom goes.
  6. He has more energy than any other dog I’ve owned. I thought when I got him that he’d be this cute lap dog and boy, was I wrong. He is constantly moving.
  7. He loves to tear up my favorite things. It’s seriously like he knows that I really like something. The list of things he’s torn up is long and vast: underwear, shoes, makeup brushes, sunglassesRIP
  8. Max is also hands down the friendliest dog I’ve ever owned as well. He does not know a stranger. He wants to be every person and every dog’s best friend.
  9. He absolutely loves to be chased. It’s his favorite game and he could play for hours.
  10. He will literally let me dress him up in anything. He’s the best costume dog ever.

Max isn’t perfect, but neither am I. He is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, so we had to celebrate him today. Head over to my insta story to see some super cute throwback pics to when Max was a baby.

xoxo

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Lobsta, Lobsta

DRESS: Show Me Your MuMu  Similar (more affordable) Here  │SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar Here  │BRACELETS: David Yurman│SUNNIES: Karen Walker

Guys, I have been waiting and waiting to post this dress. It sold out so fast and I WAS SO SAD.

But, I found it completely in stock in all sizes!! Seriously, you need this dress.

I wore this on our vacation and  random strangers were stopping me so much to ask where it was from.

I also linked a more affordable option. &&& it’s super, super cute. I don’t really need both do I guys? 😉

We are doing absolutely nothing this weekend and I am pumped. I hope you guys are having the best weekend!

xoxo

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Stars but no Stripes

DRESS: Asos │SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar HERE

Happy Tuesday friends! I can’t believe the 4th of July is tomorrow. This summer is flying by.

The fourth has always been one of my favorite holidays.

Cook outs, family, and fireworks.. Could there be a better summer holiday? I am a little bummed it falls on a Wednesday this year. Kind of hard to make plans without taking time off of work.

Anyways, I love this festive dress. Who says you have to wear red or blue on the Fourth?

&& this dress is only $24 bucks. 

I hope you guys have the best fourth. I’ll be eating too many hot dogs and shooting off all the fireworks!

xoxo

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LA Travel Diary

Happy Friday babes! Beyond happy the weekend is here! &&&& next week is a short week!

I just love California.

Every time we go, I start making plans to move west permanently. && then I have a sharp turn back to reality when I start looking at housing options ($$ Ouch, that would hurt$$).

Several parts of California are on my bucket list. I’ve been dying to see Napa and Yosemite and San Fran. But, I’ve really never spend a significant amount of time in Los Angeles. We’ve always used LA as a jumping off point for a longer vacation like Hawaii or Australia. So, we combined some work and travel and spent 4 days in Los Angeles.


SHORTS: Express│ SHOES: Keds │TOP: Hanes │JACKET: J Crew │HAT: Nordstrom │BAG: Louis Vuitton │SUNNIES: Karen Walker│ WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman

SHORTS: Express │TOP:Forever 21 │BELT: Gucci│SHOES: Tory Burch │BAG: Louis Vuitton WATCH: Michele │ BRACELETS: David Yurman│SUNNIES: River Island (old) Similar HERE

For the first part of our trip we stayed at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach. Highly, highly recommend. The Shade is  a luxury boutique hotel about 20 minutes from downtown LA. It’s about two blocks from the beach which was perfect. We walked to the beach every morning.  We stayed in one of the spa suites and the bath tub was NO JOKE y’all.

I’ve talked about this before, but I judge a hotel harshly on their bathroom. I just need a bathroom with a good amount of space.

The two restaurants we picked in  Manhattan Beach were Nick’s & The Strand House.

Nick’s is more casual but has seriously delicious drinks. My favorites were the spicy poloma martini and the cucumber collins.

The Strand House has stunning beach front views. We ate brunch there both days we stayed in Manhattan beach… oops! lol Bottomless mimosas for the win!

We loved our time in California. Let me know if you have any questions! We are heading down to the beach for the weekend. Are you guys celebrating the 4th this weekend or next?

xoxo

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Summer Maxi Dresses

DRESS: Chelsea and Violet (sold out) │SHOES: Tory Burch│ BAG: Celine │SUNNIES: River Island (old) Similar Here│WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman Here and Here

Happy Hump Day Babes!

Raleigh is rainy and dreary today which always makes me so unmotivated. Monday-est Wednesday evaaaaa.

But, we are heading to the beach this weekend and I can’t wait to be near the water. I love NC, but being close to two hours from the beach was a huge adjustment when I first moved here.

I love a good maxi dress in the summer. Why you ask?

  1. Comfy 
  2. Flattering (AKA hides my food baby post dinner)
  3. Low Maintenance 
  4. Can be Dressed Up or Down
  5. Feminine 
  6. Time Efficient

Enough reasons?

My maxi is sold out, but I linked a ton of my favorites below.

Hope everyone is having the best week!

xoxo

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Floral Dress

DRESS: Grace Willow The Label │SHOES: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar Here │BRACELETS: David Yurman

Happy Monday babes!

I think I snoozed my alarm clock a solid 5 times this morning. Anyone else just want to stay in bed today?

The Fourth of July (AKA one of my favorite holidays) is fast approaching and I have SO much red, white and stars coming yo way! 😉

But, first I had to get this dress up because it’s on sale for $59 and most sizes are in stock.

I love the floral print and the drop waist AND the shoulder details. LOL ok, ok I might like everything about this dress.

What are you waiting for? Go scoop it up!

xoxo 

 

 

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Floral Tiered Stunner

DRESS: Amanda Uprichard │SHOES: Schutz│ BRACELETS: David Yurman

Guys… Sometimes you buy a dress and that dress just puts all of your other dresses to shame.

That is this dress. Every time I walk into my closet, I want to put her on.

Yes, she’s a she.

I think I’ve been caught dancing around my room in this dress at least three times. No shame in my dress up game.

I was L O Ling when I finally got these pictures on my computer from my camera. The lighting is perfect, the dress looks great, my makeup isn’t melting down my face…. AND then I noticed that dude in almost all of them. SIGH #bloggerprobs

I hope you guys are having the best week. The weekend is SO close.

xoxo

 

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Palm Print Dress

DRESS: Forever 21 (sold out) Similar Here and Here and Here │SHOES: Stuart Weitzman (old) Similar HERE│WATCH: Michele │BRACELETS: David Yurman │BAG: Louis Vuitton

Well it’s only Wednesday and I’m already counting down the hours to the weekend. It is HOT in NC, y’all. Like 100 degrees hot. I sort of think work should be cancelled and we should all go to the pool.

Who’s with me? 

This dress sold out so FAST and I am SO sad :((((((. I linked some other super cute palm prints that are under $25.00!

I have been struggle busing lately with cooking. Anyone ever plan and buy a weeks worth of healthy meals and then proceed to eat out every night? Sigh. That’s been me for a few weeks now.

So, recently, I decided to try Fresh Meal PlanI LOVE IT. All of the meals are healthy – you can even choose from meal plans that are paleo or ketogenic or vegetarian. It’s relatively inexpensive and beyond convenient!!

Anyone else use meal services that they like? Lemme know!

xoxo

 

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