floral jewel tones

Monday, July 25, 2016

jeans ($52.90 reg. $80) // shirt ($23.90 reg. $34) // shoes // bag // bracelet // sunnies // necklace

How much do you love this floral print top?! I picked it up last week in the early access part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which opened to the public last Friday! I seriously love this sale for so many reasons, not only the HUGE savings but also because they are huge savings on NEW fall trends. July is a little early to be thinking of fall (I get it, especially here in Arizona!) but I always kick myself come November when I am wanting a new wardrobe and everything is either sold out or 3x as expensive. This lace-up top was an item I immediately gravitated towards because I love the rich jewel tone colors. It is a great piece for Arizona and when the cooler weather comes I can throw on a leather jacket or long duster! 

The sale is still going on, lasts until August 8th so make sure you check it out! 

Saturdays with Beauty Brands
Thursday, July 21, 2016

On Saturday July 16th, I was so honored to host a summer beauty event at the local Gilbert Beauty Brands in the SanTan Village Mall. Beauty Brands is your one stop beauty shop with everything from make-up to skin care to hair products and a full salon! 

On Saturday we had so much fun trying the new mascara from Rodial, getting a summer glow with a bunch of fun Tarte Cosmetics as well as a summer braid bar.  Starting your weekend by having a fun girly morning is alway the best! 

Every July Beauty Brands has their AMAZING annual liter sale! Liters are on sale for $13.99! I always make sure to stock up on my favorites for the entire year, you just can't beat that price. 

Besides a good shampoo a few of my favorite beauty must haves for the summer have been:

St. Tropez Shower Gel - this a gradual self tanner used daily (if wanted) in the shower! You apply generously all over in circular motions then wait 3 full minutes, then simply rinse off! Easy as one, two, three! 

The Detangler Wet Brush - SERIOUSLY AMAZING! Since I highlight my hair it tends to be brittle and break easily. Brushing after the shower hurt so bad + my hair would break. Since trying this amazing detangler it has been life changing! My 6 yr old. step daughter is even more obsessed with it than I am. No more tangle drama in this house!

Tarte lip paint in TBT - This is the first time I have ever tried a lip paint, talk about perfect lines! I have never had a lipstick work so well or look so good. It comes in many different colors but my favorite summer (which will also transition into fall!) color is TBT. 

white criss cross tank
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

jeans c/o Aeropostale (similar) // top c/o Shein // shoes (old - similar) // bag // watch // bracelets c/o Olive + Piper // lips: Tarte lip paint in "tbt"

With all this hype about fall trends hitting the stores I thought I would remind everyone that it is still summer, it is still hot, and all white is still on point! You have probably seen this top on my instagram page a few times because I have been wearing it like crazy. It is THE perfect summer tank, with a cute criss cross back + open hole design it is great with this Arizona heat! It also happens to be under $8! No joke! It fits true to size, I actually have an x-small on but a small would have fit just as well. A common question I was asked was what undergarment to wear, I just have a nude strapless bar on, it is low enough in the back to not see it and in the front just looks like skin!

Happy Tuesday dolls!

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#NSALE hits + misses pt. 1
Friday, July 15, 2016

I have some of the best hits and misses of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access! It is such a fun sale because they are all brand new items for this coming fall season that no one has yet! I know it's hot out but it's a great time to get excited about boots + booties, sweaters, great denim, and of course fall dresses!

I went to Nordstrom FIRST THING when it opened on Thursday and did some research to find the best of the best, and unfortunately some misses as well. Take a look:

jeans ($44.90 reg. $68)) // top ($21.90 reg. $34) // jacket ($64.90 reg. $98)

So much YES in this photo! I love this cute floral burgundy top with the lace-up neck. It is a perfect transition piece because it can be worn now in the summer and then layered in the fall, plus it is only $21.90 right now! THIS LEATHER JACKET is a MUST for everyone! It is on sale for $64.90 and worth every penny plus some. I did size up to a medium for this jacket, the small was a little short for my long arms, plus I like a little extra room for layering. These jeans are so cute.... however for some reason they did not fit me perfectly. They by all mans are NOT a miss but I am taking a second to think about them. If you have long legs then they are 100% yes... they do fit true to size, I wear a 26 and they fit, they are not high waisted just FYI!

top ($21.90 reg. $34) // jacket ($64.90 reg. 98) // skirt ($35.90 reg. $55)

We already discussed the top + jacket (above) so let's chat the denim skirt here. The skirt is from Topshop (which always fits small) it is high waisted and the denim is stretch material. Usually I size up in Topshop but I tried my regular size (26) and it fit great! I think it would look super cute with tights and booties as well in the cooler months. 

skirt ($35.90 reg. $55) // top ($23.90 reg. $36)

I picked up this black ribbed 3/4 sleeve top solely because I touched it and it was the softest material I have ever touched.  It fits true to size and seriously a basic must have! Not only is it super comfy it is a great layering piece for the fall months approaching, and if you are in a warmer state like me here in Arizona it is not too thick of material! Also comes in a white + olive color. 

top ($23.90 reg. $36) // jeans ($37.90 reg. $58) // jacket ($64.90 reg. $98)

Top is the same black 3/4 sleeve from above, this time I paired it with these light blue wash distressed denim and this black leather jacket almost the same as the cognac one. I love these jeans, they fit true to size but are stretch material so they will give, and for $37.90 you can't beat it! This jacket is another MUST HAVE, it is more "biker-y" than the cognac one but still so fabulous. I am wearing a size small and it fits great, so runs a little larger than the other one I posted above but made by the same brand, blanknyc. 

jacket ($64.90 reg. $98) // dress ($37.90 reg. $58)

Jacket, again same as above! I love a good button up shirt dress, I think they are super comfy and can be dressed up or down which if you know me is a big bonus in my want for choosing my wardrobe. This  plaid is super cute and since I bought the jacket I loved the matching cognac color in the lines in the plaid, however it runs big! I tired a small and an x-small and both were too big. They do have xx-small online! I am 5'4 and weigh between 115 and 120lbs if that helps with sizing. I just think this look is fabulous especially with a cute pair of booties!

dress ($37.90 reg. $58)

Here is another shirt dress (also comes in Olive) that again runs big. I thought the rust color would be a deeper rust than it was. To me, I was not impressed, I much rather have the plaid dress, just gives the it a little something extra!

dress ($31.90 reg. $48)

While we are on the topic of dresses, here is another rust lace-up (I seem to have a theme of rust going on here!) that I had high hopes for. However I did not love the way the dress hung on my body, didn't give much shape and the material make me look boxy. I was bummed because I love the lace up front. 

jeans ($44.90 reg. $68) // top ($36.90 reg. $56)

Jeans are the same as the first photo posted above, and this top is beautiful! It also comes in a blue color (hurry selling fast!) and both are just gorgeous! It did run a size lager for me, I typically wear a small but this fit me better in an x-small. The neckline ties at the back... just love!

jeans ($52.90 reg. $80) // sweater ($28.90 reg. $44)

THESE JEANS ARE THE BEST! I was obsessed and they come in both distressed and non-distressed! I sized up 2 sizes (to a size 28) because they are a stretchy jean (almost like legging) and  are high waisted Topshop.... size up! But seriously, love them! And this sweater is extremely comfortable! I tried both the grey and the rust (go figure!) and love both. I do recommend sizing down one size, it is longer in the back so even with the smaller size you can wear it with leggings! The sweater comes in  4 beautiful colors... I literally want one of each color!

dress ($24.90 reg. $38)

Last item for you today, this beautiful lace victorian style dress! Can you believe it is on sale for $24.90? I tried it on and immediately felt like a princess. I think it would look beautiful with a denim jacket and booties, by itself with a great pair of chunky heels, or with tights, a leather jacket and more booties! So versatile. Just love! Oh, and it fits true to size, I am wearing a small and it is definitely not too short. 

There you have it, a few of my must haves and misses for the first few days of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, early access.  I will be heading back to the mall early next week to see what else I can round up! Also, make sure you are following on instagram because I will be posting the outfits I fully styled with shoes + bags from the sale as well!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | top overall picks
Thursday, July 14, 2016


Here are my top favorite overall picks from the #NSALE, after going through each section I fell involve with a few of these amazing pieces! The grey sweater is absolutely the comfiest sweater I have ever tried on, the leather jacket is AMAZING + I just ordered it online (I sized up one size), and the Lush dress comes 10 colors and sizes and it super flattering!

Remember, today is early access for all Nordstrom card holders. It can be the credit card OR debit card..... I chose the debit that way I dont get into too much spending trouble! All these items are brand new arrivals and have not been released until today, so stock up on your fall fashion trends!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | part 1

It is finally here, the biggest sale of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I have rounded up PART ONE of my favorite picks for you to browse and shop through. This afternoon I will be posting another round (PART TWO) as well as a few favs. on instagram so make sure you keep a eye open for it! Happy Shopping!

dresses under 100

Here are a few of my favorite dresses at the sale that are all under $100 + most are under 50!
1. floral midi dress: $51.90 ----- $76.00
2. chambray frayed shift dress: $37.90 ----- $58.00
3. Topshop skater dress: $62.90 ----- $95.00
4. shoulder cut out dress (also available in a wine color!): $29.90 ----- $46.00
5. lace up shirt dress (also available in a striped pattern): $44.90 ----- $68.00
6. crochet lace trim dress (also available in 2 other floral patterns): $59.90 ----- $89.90
7. tie back shift dress: $29.90 ----- $46.00
8. split neck shift dress (also available in blue): $29.90 ----- $46.00
9. madewell shirt dress: $91.90 ----- $138.00

bags under $100

I have been waiting for this sale for one major part... THE BAGS! It has been awhile since I purchased a new bag... especially a useful throw everything in bag. So here are my favorite bags under $100... again more are under $50 round up!

1. "Thalia" cross body (also comes in burgundy): $32.90 ----- $49.95 
2. " Paxley" satchel (also comes in cognac) $45.90 ----- $69.95
3. "Ellie" backpack (also comes in black) $29.90 ----- $45.95
4. "Marlow" satchel (comes in grey, red, black) $39.90 ---- $59.95
5. drawstring tote (comes in black, cognac, red, taupe): $35.90 ---- $55.00
6. suede clutch (also comes in black): $49.90 ----- $75.00
7. tassel cross body (also comes in black): $29.90 ----- $45.00

denim under $100

let's take a look at the newest denim styles + trends!

1. "Chelsea" destroyed denim: $44.90 ----- $68.00
2. "Jamie" high rise skinny denim: $46.90 ---- $70.00
3. black destroyed denim: $40.90 ----- $62.00
4. blanknyc crop skinny: $57.90 ----- $88.00
5. light colored distressed denim: $37.90 ----- $58.00
6. blanknyc "buffering" skinny denim: $57.90 ----- $88.00 
7. olive stretch skinny: $37.90 ----- $58.00

shoes under $100

Now to the good stuff... shoes!

1. "Peera" cut out bootie (comes in black, grey, nude): $99.90 ----- $145.95
2. "Glorria" heel bootie (also comes in black): $99.90 ----- $145.95
3. "Sylvania" peep toe bootie (comes in black. olive, cognac) $89.90 ----- $138.95
4. "Reyanne" flats (comes in 7 different colors): $69.90 ----- $109.95
5. "Aradella" flats (comes in nude, black, metalic): $89.90 ----- $138.95
6. "Owen" flats (comes in all 3 colors!): $59.90 ----- $89.95
7. "Gleemer" otn boots (also in black): $99.90 ----- $149.95

Battle the Blaze with Beauty Brands
Tuesday, July 12, 2016


This Saturday July 16th, I will be host an event at Beauty Brands at San Tan Village Mall from 10am-12pm!!! Come see me as well talk about how to battle this Arizona heat with still looking fabulous. We will have a melt prove make-up station by Tarte Cosmetics, a summer up-do station to learn how to keep your hair up and off your neck, as well as protect your summer glow with self tanners (my favorite!) and stay looking fabulous! PS their biggest sale, the LITER SALE is going on, so make sure to come get your LITERS of shampoo + conditioner THIS SATURDAY!

This SATURDAY, JULY 16th at San Tan Village Mall from 10am - 12pm!!! Can''t wait to meet everyone! if you are interested please RSVP HERE!

2162 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295