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What did we BUY? [Nordstrom Anniversary Sale]

July 19, 2017

Now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to be LIVE for everyone [yaaaayy!] we wanted to show you some of the pieces we bought and highly recommend. Along with some of the pieces we’ll still be picking up for ourselves and as gifts for others!

Here is our first post with all of the sale details you need to know.

During the Early Access part of the sale items were selling out fast! Like we said before if you keep checking back sizes will start to restock and items will come back. That’s what I’m doing for these Adidas cuties! Fingers crossed they come back in stock in my size because everywhere else is selling them for full price.

Here are the items we bought during Early Access and highly recommend: 

jeans try on jacket and jeans

I’m in love with this jacket! Definitely an amazing deal and I was sold on the gold hardware immediately. I’m wearing a medium and it fits perfectly with enough room for a sweater underneath.

The jeans are also a great buy! They are under $60 and I love the dark denim with slight distressing. They claim to be mid-rise but I feel they are definitely a higher rise which I looooove.

topshopjeans

back of jeans

I honestly feel that no girl can ever have too many jeans.  I love TopShop so these super distressed jeans caught my eye on the Nordstrom Sale!  As soon as I got them, I immediately fell in love.  I love that they are distressed all over-not just the knee area, they are high waisted, and real thick denim with the right amount of stretch!

dark denim

side of jeans

Like I said jeans, jeans, and more JEANS!!  Seriously, I wear jeans EVERY single day (even to work), so having several quality options (without rips/distress) is super important.  BLANKNYC makes super nice, not too pricey, quality denim.  These jeans are dark wash (not too dark where they look like a jegging) but can be dressed up or down.  They are skinny fit and touch right below the ankle with the perfect amount of stretch!  The tag says mid-rise butttt they feel more like high rise.  Definitely worth every penny!

leggings lookNow I was always doubtful of these leggings because even on sale they are a little pricey for me {$35.90}. I’m normally a Marshalls girl for leggings but the reviews were always sooo amazing. I have to say I really like them! They are super high waisted and flattering and don’t ride down which is a definite bonus.

I definitely recommend them if you’re an avid leggings wearer like myself!

Here are some items we are definitely still going to purchase:

The anniversary sale runs through August 6th and then prices go up! We definitely recommend shopping items you know you’ll need once the cool weather kicks in. Here in Florida I will not be throwing that leather jacket on for a while haha but I seriously can’t wait to wear it!

If you’re not shopping for yourself there are a few gift items that would be great to pick up for upcoming Holidays, which sounds insane [the holidays?!] but smart haha! 

Here are a few gifties we saw that we’ll definitely be purchasing as well:

We are early gift shoppers-when we see a good deal we buy the item and save it for that special someone. Our Mom’s birthday is in October and we already have her gift haha.

Let us know if you have any questions about the sale or products we’ve purchased/mentioned!

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Summer Style How To // Bralettes

July 17, 2017
All 3 Bralette Looks

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Bralettes are a staple piece in our wardrobes. They can be styled so many different ways and are super comfortable! Their pretty, delicate details can amp up a normal look while still being functional.


Why do we love bralettes so much?

-they can be worn with low cut tops or dresses

-add a delicate, girly vibe to a look

-they can be shown off in a backless top or dress

-they can be worn under a sheer top

-look great with off the shoulder tops and sweaters

-take the place of an actual bra


Now a lot of ladies have asked us how can a bralette take the place of an actual bra?

If you’re like us, on the smaller chested side of life, a bralette can offer just the right amount of coverage and support. If you are in need of more support we have found so many amazing options at Kohl’s for you!

Their bralette selection is serious!

Keep reading to see how we styled these three neutral bralettes for Summer.

Lace Bralette Lace Bralette Eyelash Lace Bralette

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Guide to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary SALE

July 14, 2017
anniversary sale logo

So as you know everyone and their mother has been talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale the past couple of weeks.

Toted as the “Superbowl of Shopping” we were always a bit skeptical. Now because Tee and I looove a good deal we are pretty critical on what constitues an amazing sale. We are all about quality over quantity which is why we love shopping Marshalls and TJ Maxx. You aren’t getting cheap or irrelevent brands or styles-you’re scoring nice quality pieces at an amazing price!

Last year was the first year I really shopped the sale and I was pleasantly surprised! There were some really affordable pieces and the items did go back to a higher price point after the sale was over.

One of my favorite pairs of Topshop Jeans were scored during the sale last year and were such an amazing deal!

sale dates

A couple of tips I learned from last years sale that may be helpful to you this year:

Tip #1

Keep checking back. If you love something and it sells out quickly there will most likely be more that come in stock or people will return items! I bookmark the page for the item I love and check back a couple times a day.

Tip #2

You can always return! One thing I love about ordering or shopping in Nordstrom is that the return process is so simple. So if you have doubts order the piece and make sure you return it if you don’t love it when it arrives.

Tip #3

Think ahead. Tee and I always shop for Fall and Winter pieces during the Summer regardless of the store. It is seriously the best time to scoop these types of items {cardigans, coats, boots, scarves} up because in a couple of months you’ll need them and they will be double or triple the price.

So don’t fret that you won’t wear it for a little while. Put it in your closet and you’ll be so happy to have the pieces in a couple of months.

Tip #4

Do not buy something just because it is on sale!!!

Now this can be very hard for us to even do but it is important. Just because something is on sale and there is the element of scarcity don’t buy it. Buy pieces you know you’ll wear and love. During sales like this it’s hard not to go crazy with all the hype.

We each rifled through the sale and came up with some of our favorite picks! We will keep them updated based on the changing inventory for you.

Kat’s Picks

Tee’s Picks

 

Let us know what you get!

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Star Spangled! July 4th Fashion Guide

June 21, 2017
4th of July Fashion Ideas

Asking yourself what to wear for 4th of July this year? That’s probably a no as it seems faaaar away-but it’s not! Where is this year going?!

July 4th is one of our favorite holidays! It’s during Summertime, filled with fun, pools, and cocktails. And it’s an excuse to dress festively in some red, white, and blue.

We rounded up some of our favorite picks for the holiday! A lot of them are currently on SALE and will come in time for you to style them on for the 4th! Whether you’re hanging by the pool, attending a BBQ, or just chilling at home-we have a ton of great, affordable options.

PS: Check out our looks from last year’s 4th here!

 

Thanks for reading!

Beauty

Summer BEAUTY Essentials

June 1, 2017

While it’s not quite yet Summer, here in Florida the weather is definitely tricking us into thinking it is! Once June hits and schools are closed, it is basically Summer in my mind.

To get you ready for the upcoming season we’ve been testing out some fun new beauty/skincare products and a few of them have definitely made it to our must-have essentials for Summer.

A couple of these products have been ride or dies since Summer’s past but these new ones are certainly here to stay!

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Mother’s Day GIFT Guide featuring L’Occitane

May 7, 2017

We always love finding the perfect gift for our Mom on Mother’s Day. Sometimes it can be hard to be creative when you feel like you’ve done so many of the standard, typical gifts.

So this year we thought to ourselves, what’s something that our Mom never takes the time to do for herself? And we figured it out-RELAX!!

L’Occitane is a brand that is always synonymous with luxury. From their amazing fragrances to spa night necessities, we figured how could we go wrong gifting our Mom one of their gift sets.

We chose the Lavender set because we knew this scent would allow her to relax and unwind. It comes packaged so beautifully {no gift wrap needed!} and with the perfect products for Mom’s spa night in.

Lavender Foaming Bath

Mom can run a relaxing bath with this amazing foaming bath. It smells sooo good.

Lavender Perfumed Satchet & Bonne Mère Lavender Soap

Could this soap be any prettier?! It cleanses without drying and leaves skin so soft.

Lavender Hand Cream

I have always loved L’Occitane hand cream. It is so incredibly moisturizing without leaving hands feeling oily.

Lavender Scented Candle

The perfect finishing touch to this set is the candle. Light it while enjoying a relaxing bath!

Mom’s deserve a relaxing day, which they often don’t get the chance to do. We can’t wait to gift this set to our Mom on Mother’s Day!!

L’Occitane has tons of other Mother’s Day gift options and are offering Free Shipping!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!

This post was sponsored by L’Occitane but all opinions are our own.

Taste

CINCO de MAYO!

May 1, 2017

Cinco de Mayo is on a Friday this year, which couldn’t be more perfect amirite?!

Last year we posted our favorite mango margarita recipe in celebration of the holiday, so we decided this year to again post a fun, festive marg recipe.

This one is super easy and refreshing! When I originally found this recipe, the so called “best margarita you’ll ever have” I was intrigued. I’ve made it quite a few times now always thinking yes this is seriously the best classic margarita of liiiiife!

INGREDIENTS 

Ground sea salt
2 ounces (1/4 cup) tequila (labeled white, silver or blanco, I used El Padrino)
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh orange juice (adjust based on desired sweetness)
1 teaspoon simple syrup or light agave nectar (adjust based on desired sweetness)
1 lime wedge or round, for garnish

TO DO

Pour layer of salt onto small plate.

Slice off a small piece of lime and run the edge along the rim of your glasses.

Dip the tip of your glass and roll it side to side to coat the rim.

Add ice to glasses and set aside.

 

Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and simple sugar OR agave nectar.

Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds.

Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Hope you enjoy!

Salud to a great Cinco de Mayo!

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SHOPBOP sale picks

March 3, 2017

The Shopbop sale is here and it is gooood!

So many great pieces for Spring at an amazing price. Two of my ALL TIME favorite jeans are part of the sale: these BLANK NYC jeans and these classic distressed Levi’s {Bonus-both are under $90!}. I’m definitely picking up the Levi’s in gray too!

Shop our picks here:

Let us know what pieces you pick up!

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CLASSIC prints {featuring ZAFUL}

February 20, 2017

Polka dots and black & white check are prints that are timeless. No matter what styles are dominating the season, you can always throw on one of these prints and feel stylish and put together!

We’re showing you two of our current favorite classic printed pieces from Zaful and how we styled them. Zaful is great quality and sooo affordable-both of these pieces are under $20!!

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Cheers Valentine!

February 9, 2017

Now you know we’re all about a festive bev, especially one that involves champagne or prosecco. A drink involving bubbles? We’re in!!

So we had to share this fun and festive drink that would be perfect for a Galentine’s celebration or a cute Vday date night. Bonus-it is suuuper easy to make!

The basis for this drink is the ice cubes. Buuut they’re not just your average cube my friend, they are CHAMPAGNE ice cubes!


Ingredients

Strawberries, sliced or diced

Champagne or sparkling wine

Ice Cube Molds or Tray (we went the festive route with these from Amazon)


Directions

Fill the ice cube trays with the sliced/diced strawberries

Pour the champagne or sparkling wine over the fruit into the trays

Freeze for about 4-6 hours or until solid enough for the cubes to pop out of the tray (the champagne will not freeze 100% but will be solid enough to remove and use!)

Add to a glass of champagne or white wine and enjoy! The strawberry champagne cubes added such a nice refreshing flavor to our champs that we will definitely be making these all the time!