7.27.2016

The Truth About Your 30's [What I've Learned After A Week Of Doing This Decade]

[30's - it's a lot like this photo // equally exciting and downright terrifying]

Oh hey blog, remember me? You know those times when you were a kid and your parents would always talk about how busy the summer was and you totally didn't get it because your days were spent eating push-ups, playing whiffle ball with friends and getting your finger sliced open while running through those old school sprinklers [maybe that last part was just me] so you were like busy, whaaaaaaaaat? Well, I get where those adults were coming from now. Mostly because I am one of those adults now, yikes. 

Anyhow, excuse my absence of any real meaningful material around here as of late. I've been a girl on the go [which really means eating a ton of fair food] but dang, it's hard to tap into that creative side when you can barely time find to sleep at night. To put things into perspective, it's Wednesday morning and I have yet to watch The Bachelorette from Monday night. At this point I'm questioning my existence because let's be real, what is life without Chris Harrison? All of this to say, I really am so thankful for those of you who choose to show up here even when I'm not performing to the best of my abilities #thatswhatshesaid. Without getting too sentimental and pre-period emotional, I really am so thankful for this community and what you all do for my spirits on a daily basis regardless if I'm here or not. With that being said, let's jump into this craziness of what life is like in your 30's. If you're 29, maybe don't read this [although I promise it's not all bad]. 

1. Life isn't a walk in the park. This has proven to be true to me over and over again during the last week of life in several different ways. Some petty [like ugh, another grey hair, seriously?] and some downright heart wrenching, God questioning, huge deal things. From having a sobbing "I CAN'T DO THIS ALL!" mental breakdown to my husband, to losing a longtime neighbor, friend, mother of two and all around awesome woman who was only in her low 50's very unexpectedly, life isn't going to be easy no matter the age. And not to say that I necessarily thought it would be, however you have that hope with a new decade that maybe, just maybe life will be all figured out, you'll find your stride and walk in it 100% of the time and all will be well in the world. Foolish thinking really, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a small naive hope about this whole 30's thing. 

2. You suddenly grow a pair. Yes, I'm talking about balls. Hypothetical balls of course [yes I still have a vagina in case you're wondering and yes, I just used the word vagina on my blog but it goes along perfectly with what point I'm about to make]. I have a new found confidence in not second guessing everything I do or say. Within reason of course. For example, I recently posted something silly on my Facebook page that I meant as harmless and had no ill-will behind. Somebody was offended, commented that they were offended and while my first instinct was "OH NO! I MUST REMOVE MY SILLY LITTLE COMMENT THAT TRULY MEANS NOTHING TO PLEASE THIS ONE PERSON BECAUSE OH MY GOSH WHAT IF THIS ONE PERSON HATES ME FOREVER NOW!!" I stepped back, took a second and decided to leave it because shoot, I've got balls now. This whole being confident with yourself is pretty dang nice, well done 30. Well done. 

that's me - just being confident and stuff.  // pillow from shop decomod [use code YELLOW for 20% off!] 
+ maxi dress from mason jar boutique [use code yellow20 for 20% off!] 

3. All of that food you eat - well, it sticks around a day or two longer than it did before. 


Granted, there could be a slight correlation between the food that I am consuming, however I personally feel like donuts and chips covered in cheese are very health conscious choices that should only do good things for your insides. Unfortunately, my stomach is telling me otherwise as my pants are shrinking at a fast rate. Frickin' drying machine. 

4. While life may be overwhelming, it's still a heck of a lot of fun. Especially when you scream often with your hands in the air, then it's real fun. The last several nights have consisted of concerts thanks to our local fair [which is also to blame for that incredible food featured above]. And while it may be easy to think that a new decade means a more calm, sit in the back row with your hands neatly folded type of mentality I say haaaaaaaaaaaaill no to that. If anything, I'm learning that crap, life is short, yell baby yell. 

or in this photo's case, blow baby blow. 

5. Adults like to shop, especially the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, like a lot. I didn't even know this was a thing until this year but now that I know about it I obviously need everything in it. I guess you don't have to be in your 80's to appreciate and take advantage of that whole senior citizen discount thing - this sale is just like that except for people who still dress themselves. I mean that with as much love as possible. Moving on. 

6. Immature things to laugh at are still really funny to laugh at. Say for instance when your mom thinks that the bible school your nieces are attending is called "mile high club" when really it's "high five club". That ish is funny. 


And while the list could go on, I've also learned that people really don't like to read a lot of words thanks the ever scrolling use of technology that we are all addicted to so realistically speaking, maybe one of you is reading this.

One last thing before we go - if there's one other thing that I have learned it's that having an awesome happy birthday banner to have hanging up in your house on the morning of your birthday [or somebody else's] really is better than winning the lottery.


This banner, pom pom garland and polka dot garland all came from Shop Decomod which has some of the best made felt party materials on the planet at a great low cost. I love things that can be reused time and time again for celebrations and well, this stuff is it. Right now you can use the code YELLOW for 20% off anything their site, including this tribal fringe pillow that I'm diggin' in our living room. Life in your 30's, it's still pretty cute. 


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7.24.2016

All About That Lounge Life // Best Comfy Finds From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

tee [included in the sale! available in many colors! wearing a size small] // pants [the best! wearing size small]

As I'm laying in bed this fine rain filled Sunday morning, I've got one thing on my mind - nothing. Literally, it's the only thing I want to do. I take that back, I totally want to drink coffee too. You could say I'm a bit of an overachiever. Regardless of my productivity levels today, I do know one thing - lounge life is the best life. Can I get an amen? I know that the majority of the pictures you see of me I am dressed in adult clothes, but 99% of the time I am wearing some type of lounge pants [preferably these], no bra and some paint stained tee or tank. I like to keep things classy on the home front.

After much chatter over on my facebook page around leggings [girls, aren't we gems? we can have full on conversations with heartfelt passion and emotion about things like donuts, wine and leggings..] and after realizing some of my very own personal lounge favorites are included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I thought shoooooooot - I should probably write a post on this so we can all be less productive, happier, more comfortable than we've ever been humans together. Here's a complete line-up of what I've worn, read, and researched to be the best loungewear of the sale! Let's get cozy together! But maybe in separate beds.

We'll start with the item that inspired this whole post....

Leggings

1. Zella "Live In" Cropped Leggings [$48 --> $24.90] Ordered size small [true to size]. These were the leggings that started this whole loungewear takeover of the blog. I have been hearing all sorts of incredible things about this Zella leggings and noticed they were apart of the sale, so naturally I posed the question on Facebook to ask if these really do live up to the hype. The verdict? Absolutely and you should order like 10 pairs just to be sure you have enough. Noted. 

2. Zella "Live In" Leggings [$52 --> $33.90] Ordered size XS [one size down]. I ordered these last night after having so many people tell me I needed to [okay fine, twist my arm] as many said they aren't sheer, they don't pill, they last forever and are super comfortable. I always buy a new pair of leggings for each season as I wear them constantly both around the house and also out and about with long sweaters, cardigans and tunics so it was a no brainer purchase for me. 

3. Zella Hatha High Waist Crop Leggings [$52 --> $33.90] These are just like the cropped leggings above, but have the sheer factor on the back of the legs which I love for workout purposes. 

Sleep Shirts

1 & 2. Kate Spade New York Graphic Sleep Shirt [$86-->$39.90] I think all of these Kate Spade sleepshirts are absolutely adorable and I love how quality they look [not to mention they have pockets!] Definitely on my must buy list - now to just decide which one....

3. Kate Spade New York Printed Cotton Blend Sleep Shirt [$68-->$39.90] Very similar to the one above, I love the little bow detail this has on the neckline and you should definitely check out the black/white version, ahh so cute. Sleep has never looked so good.

Lounge Cardigans [or wear them out and about, I know I will]

1. Barefoot Dreams Travel Shawl [$121-->$79.90] I ordered this last night after reading that it won't ever shrink or pill and when daydreaming about how great this really would be to travel in [or I mean, do anything in]. I can't wait to receive this and see what it's all about!

2. UGG Anjeline Knit Cape [$128-->$75.90] After I fell in love with this UGG Cardigan, I've been on the hunt for what else they have to offer. When I found my way to this cape, I instantly fell in love. Comes in a couple of different colors - the cable knit front with a giant button, ummm yes please.

3. Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan [$92-->$59.90] If this baby doesn't look like the most comfortable thing on the planet, I don't know what does. Described as "ultrasoft" this is definitely on my want list. It comes in 4 different color options and would be perfect with leggings or jeans and boots!

Loungewear

1. Make + Model Jogger Lounge Pants [$45-->$29.90] These are identical to my lounge pants up above that I swear by, just in a jogger model which I sorta love. I promise you, you will never wear a softer pant and jeans will sound a little bit miserable to you after these. 

2. Make + Model "Gotta Have It" Tee [$25-->$15.90] Ordered in size small, runs true to size. The name says it all - you do gotta have it. This tee is perfection. So comfy, the perfect V and I love the color options. For right at $15, you can't beat it. 

3. Make + Model Best Boyfriend Brushed Haci Lounge Shorts [$34-->$21.90] Again, these are the shorts version of the pants I am wearing above in the first photo. If these are even an ounce as soft as the pants, well I need them. 



1. Honeydew Intimates Burnout French Terry Sweatshirt [$48-->$31.90] This sweatshirt comes in 4 different prints/colors and I love it for lounging around or cooler fall evenings. You can never have too many sweatshirts, at least that's my motto so yup, adding it to the list.

2. PJ Salvage Print Jersey Pajama Set [$88-->$58.90] I personally think this set is freaking adorable and looks like I would get the most beautiful night of sleep in it [because obviously the quality of sleep you get is equivelant to the cuteness of what you are sleeping in]. So soft and cute! Sign me up.

3. Lazy Mornings Lounge Pants [$38-->$24.90] According to the name of these I should be wearing them right now. Available in 4 different color options and a couple great reviews, I don't think you can go wrong with these. Peace out paint stained pants, these are coming through!

Robes

1. Josie Patch Me Up Happi Coat Robe [$68 --> $39.90] I love the fun prints and patterns this lightweight kimono style robe offers. So fun and cheery, I think I'd be a happy girl every morning getting around in this!

2. Giraffe at Home Stretch Chenille Robe [$98 --> $64.90] One look at this robe and you know it's going to be Heaven on your body. So plush and soft, I want to shove my face right into that thing [saying that in the most normal way possible].

3. Nordstrom Moonlight Jersey Robe [$64-->$39.90] I get ready in the mornings every day wearing a robe but I don't want anything too heavy because of things like sweat, so I am always on the lookout for comfy lightweight robes and this one looks like just the ticket.

Slippers
ugg slippers [still available in both colors and all sizes!] - the perfect gift!

And last but not least, we can't forget my beloved slippers [that I happen to be wearing right now]. These are absolutely wonderful and my feet never want to take them off. If you haven't ordered yourself [or everybody on your Christmas list] these yet, you may want to jump on it.

And that's a wrap folks! Happy lounging, sleeping and whatever else you may do in bed ;) 

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7.21.2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses // Loves, Likes, and Total Oh No's! [Your Ultimate Guide Before You Buy!]


Sweet mother of pearl, the time has come to reveal all of my buys from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which launches to everybody [including your mom and your mom and your mom too!] tonight at midnight PST. I'm not saying you should set your alarm, but I think you'd be a maniac not to.

You may remember when I showed you all here what I actually purchased, well now it's time to tell you exactly how I feel about everything now that I have received it, tried it on, photographed it, begged my husband to let me keep it and all that good stuff. I will say, while I had a lot of things that I absolutely loved, I also had some things that I absolutely hated. Strap on your panties [is that a thing?] and get settled, we've got a lot to cover folks. Before we get this party started - remember the following things:

- Anything that you love and want for yourself, add to your wish list and check out once the sale is live!
- Remember that Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns!
- Some of the items I mention may currently be out of stock, but check back often for restocks!
- Keep in mind that while the sale lasts until 8/7, things go quick so don't be like N*Sync and have to say "bye, bye, bye" to everything before it's gone - shop early!
- Last but not least, if there's anything I didn't cover and you still have questions, ask away below and I'll answer right here so check back!

Now seriously, lets get this party started. We're going to just take it item by item baby.

Sweaters and Cardigans

1. Leith Shawl Collar Cocoon Cardigan [$74 --> $49] LOVED!
cardigan // tee [wearing medium] // jeans // open toe booties <-- so much love // bracelet

Ordered in Rust, sized down one to XS and it fit perfectly! There is so much good about this cardigan, definitely a must have. Great quality, so soft, totally recommend.

2. Free People Crossover Sweater [$88 --> $58.90] NO THANK YOU!

[I was in the middle of a shoe change]

Ordered in Grey, size Small. I am not a fan of anything that is cropped in the front [give me a little length people] so I didn't like that - what I did love about it? The turtleneck portion and how soft it was. Sending back though, sorry Charlie. 

3. Dreamers by Debut Cowl Neck Boxy Pullover [$45 --> $29.90] ALL THE YES'S! 

Ordered in Olive, size Small and it fit perfectly [runs true to size]. It is so soft and I love the cowl neck. It looks awesome with these brown boots and ahh, I want it other colors, one of my favorite buys from the sale.

4. BP Open Front Cardigan [$48 --> $31.90] MIXED EMOTIONS! 

Ordered in Black and Burgundy Stem, sized down one to XS [suggest doing that!] This does look a little grandpa-ish to me. I do love it in burgundy, not a fan of it in black. It is super comfy so I'll give it that. Keeping one, sending one back! 

5. UGG Hayley Long Cardigan [$148 --> $87.90] ONE OF MY FAVORITES!

Ordered in Fresh Snow Heather, size XS/SM. This is my personal favorite cardigan from the sale as it is so cozy and I love the buttons and cable knit back. Definitely a must!

Basics

1. Lush Deep V-Neck Tee [$24 --> $15.90] NOT A FAN

Ordered in White and Heather Grey, size Small and runs pretty true to size. This top is a little too cropped in the front for my liking. If it's not tucked in at all it looks boxy and me and eh', not a fan. I do however LOVE the.....

2. Caslon Relaxed Slub Knit U-Neck Tee [$25 --> $17.90] FAVORITE TEE! 
tee // jeans // flats // purse

Ordered in Beige Rainy Day and White, size Small, runs true to size. I can't say enough good things about this tee, if you are looking for a great basic - this is the one to order. Not too small, not too tight, just perfect. Available in a ton of colors! 

3. Caslon Stripe Pocket Top [$39 --> $28.90] SO SOFT, CONCERNED ABOUT QUALITY

Ordered in Heather Grey, size Small, runs true to size. This is probably one of the more comfortable pieces I ordered and I do absolutely love it, however it did snag some after wearing it for a very short amount of time [it could have been my bracelet] but something to be mindful of. 

5. Pleione High/Low V-Neck Mixed Media Top [$48 --> $29.90] NOT A FAVORITE
top // jeans // boots // jacket

Ordered in Ivory Cloud, size XS - I recommend sizing down one. This top was a little too sheer for me [I'm sure it's better in the other color options] and I didn't love the shape on me when it was on its own. Under a jacket, not bad but not a must have for me. Sending back! 

Fun Tops and Dresses

1. Socialite Off the Shoulder Top [$45 --> $28.90] LIKE, NOT LOVE
top // jeans // flats

Ordered in White, size Small - runs true to size. There is a lot of cute about this top, including the bell sleeves - however it was a little too sheer for me so I don't think I'm going to stick this one out. Would be adorable in the rust option though! 

2. Socialite Cowl Neck Shift Dress [$38 --> $24.90] I THINK IT'S A YES!

Ordered in Black/Taupe Rib, size Small - runs true to size. I mean, the dress does have pockets so it should be an automatic keeper. I was pleasantly surprised by the length as I thought it was going to possibly be way too short. This is super comfy and I love that it has a cowl neck, so yes - yes, I'm going with yes. 

3. Pleione Bell Cuff High/Low Blouse [$68 --> $44.90] ABSOLUTELY A MUST BUY!
 top // jeans // flats // purse 

Ordered in Pink Smoke, size Small - runs true to size. This is one of my absolute favorites from the sale and I'm planning on ordering it in other colors as well. Fits perfectly, the bell sleeve is adorable and just yes to it all. Add this to your cart! 

4. Lush Strappy Long Sleeve Woven Blouse [$48 --> $31.90] ANOTHER SALE FAVORITE

Ordered in Black and Peacoat, size Small - runs true to size. I was worried this would be too low in the front and show off my girls to everybody in sight, but surprise - it doesn't at all! It's so cute alone or under a jacket [see below]. It is slightly shorter in the front but I think it it such a cute fit and I love how it feels on. You want this top too, believe me! 

5. Make + Model "Hello Friday" Crewneck Lounge Sweater [$49 --> $31.90] CUTE, NOT FOR ME

Ordered in Grey, size Small - runs true to size, however it is cropped which again, I'm not a huge fan of. This baby is beyond soft though so if you are looking for something crazy comfortable this is your ticket. Pair it with my favorite pair of lounge pants and you'll never leave your house. 


Michael Kors Medium Collins Leather Satchel [$398 --> $237.90] AHH, I DON'T KNOW!

I only ordered one handbag but man, she's a beauty. I absolutely love the size, color, quality - everything about it. It all comes down to budget on whether or not this thing is staying or going and well, right now I just don't know. I do know however that I love it. 

Boots


1. Vince Camuto Feina Bootie [$159.95 --> $99.90] CUTE, TOO BIG FOR MY ANKLES

Ordered in Khaki Suede, size 8 [my typical size]. While I do like these a lot [super comfy] I feel like they are a little too big around my ankles making it look a little goofy I love the slit in the front - these would be great for a lot of people! 

2. Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot [$195 --> $129.90] EHHHHHH

Ordered in Black, size 8, runs true to size. While I know a lot of people love these, they are just a little too rubbery for my liking. I don't see myself wearing them all that much so back they go! 

3. Vince Camuto Melaya Over the Knee Boot [$239.95 --> $159.90] MY FAVORITE BOOT!
top // jacket // jeans // boots // sweater // purse

Ordered in Bark Suede, size 8, true to size. I can't get enough of these - everything about them is spot on. Love the color, the height, the fit, the comfort. If you need an over the knee boot these are your jam! 

4. Tory Burch Ashlynn Riding Boot [$495 --> $299.90] NOT A HUGE FAN

Ordered in Almond Leather and Black, size 8, true to size. I had high hopes for these, however I didn't find them to be super comfortable, especially after trying on the Frye boots below. I do love how the brown look and they are a great basic boot - I just think if I have to choose [which I do] I am going to choose the Fryes. 

5. Vince Camuto Peera Cutout Bootie [$149.95 --> $99.90] LOVE, LOVE, LOVE


Ordered in Khaki Suede, size 8, true to size. These are so great - I love the cutout sides. While I probably won't wear socks with these you may be able to with the real little ones. So comfortable and fun! 

6. Frye Melissa Button Leather Riding Boot [$367.95 --> $246.90] THE BEST RIDING BOOT

Ordered in Cognac, size 8 regular calf, true to size. Apparently everything amazing that I heard about these babies was accurate. If you are looking to buy a high quality riding boot, I recommend these 100%. The genuine leather alone smells like Heaven and they are BEYOND comfortable! Total yes. 

7. Born Poly Riding Boot [$239.95 --> $159.90] LOVE THESE, BUT DO I NEED THESE? 
tee // jeans // boots

Ordered in Pelto Distressed Leather, size 8, runs true to size. I ordered these because I wanted a pair of grey boots - these are also beyond comfortable and I love the look and feel to them. If I could keep all of the boots this would be a no brainer. I have nothing but good things to say about these, just trying to decide if I can get away with them or not ;) 

Other Shoes and the best thing of all...SLIPPERS!

1. Ugg Aira Knit Scuff Slipper [$109.95 --> $72.90] THE BEST THING I RECEIVED! BUT SERIOUSLY. 


Ordered in Cream Knit, size 8, run true to size. I'm not kidding when I say these are my absolute favorite purchase from the entire sale. I knew I loved slippers, I just didn't know I could love them this much. So soft, so warm, so comfortable, so everything. Buy these for you and then everybody you know. Okay thanks bye, gotta go lay on the couch forever. 

2. Vince Camuto Barsha Lace-Up Pump [$129.95 --> $79.90] THEY REMIND ME OF WINE, SO YES. I LOVE THEM. 

Ordered in Cabernet, size 8 - I would suggest going up 1/2 a size if you are in between as they do fit a little snug. I am absolutely in love with this color and I'm a huge fan of the lace up trend. These heels are super comfortable and I think they are perfect for fall. I love that they look cute with jeans or can be all fancy with a dress or skirt. It's amazing the difference quality heels make on a foot.

3. Halogen Owen Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat [$89.95 --> $59.90] I'M OFFICIALLY SOLD ON FLATS!

Ordered in Chestnut Suede, size 8, true to size and available in 6 colors. I haven't typically been a flat person, until now. These babies are amazing. Super cute, very comfortable, a fun lace up look and yes - I'm keeping them and the ones below. Sorry husband, I have to. 

4. Halogen Owen Genuine Calf Hair Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat [$89.95 --> $59.90] UMM HI, YES. 
tee // jeans // flats // top // purse

Ordered size 8, true to size. Exactly what I said above - they are the best flats I've ever owned. I love this animal print - so cute to pair with any solid color. I've already worn these a few times in the last 2 days and have received several compliments on them! 

5. Lucky Brand Rozina Cutout Wedge Sandal [$118.95 --> $69.90] FAVORITE WEDGE OF THE SALE


Ordered in size 8, true to size. These babies are incredible - I absolutely love the black leather cutout pattern, the darker wood for the wedge and that these aren't stiff at all but move with you. They also come in brown and I am oh so tempted - you won't be sorry with these! 

Coats and Jackets

1. Lauren Ralph Lauren Stripe Wool Coat Blend [$340 --> $219.90] THE CUTEST COAT EVER.  

Ordered in size XS, so yes I would consider sizing down one! This is my favorite winter coat I have ever owned because holy cow, it's adorable. I love the simple clasp and stripes at the bottom. This is probably my favorite coat of the sale as I love the look of it oh so much!

2. Michael Kors Mixed Media Hooded Zip Front Coat [$168 --> $109.90] PERFECT FOR NOT CRAZY COLD WEATHER!


Ordered in black, size small, runs true to size. I was pleasantly surprised by this coat as it just feels super lightweight and looks so sharp on - not to mention I think it's an excellent price for what it is. I love all of the mixed materials and gold details going on. I wouldn't recommend this in the dead of winter when it's colder than balls outside, but if you live somewhere that isn't ridiculous in the winter, this is your coat!

2. The North Face Miss Metro Hooded Parka Jacket [$320 --> $239.90] I LIKE THE MARSHMALLOW LOOK



Ordered in black, size small, runs true to size. I have never owned a North Face piece of anything and now I know why people do. You become like a freakin' oven cooker in this thing and it's awesome. Well at least it would be awesome in the winter. I love that it's a little more fitted and doesn't look like a creepy parka like you see in the movies. Totally recommend this coat if you live somewhere that likes to turn you into an icicle like I do.

4. Blank NYC Faux Leather Jacket [$98 --> $64.90] LOVE IT - GREAT BUY!

Ordered in Brown, size Small - I would maybe consider sizing up one as this was pretty snug, however I typically like jackets a bit smaller so I go back and forth on this one, but error on the size of sizing up. This jacket feels like great quality and I love the structure to it along with the zipper detail. So cute to pair over all of your favorite tops in the fall and winter. 

5. BP Cargo Anorak Jacket [$68 --> $44.90] I LOVE THIS!

Ordered in Olive, size XS - order down one or two sizes as it does run plenty big. I love this cargo jacket for a cool casual look and would recommend it over and over again! It's so fun with this cross top and booties!

While on the subject of jackets, If you are looking for the perfect denim jacket, I have this one and it's currently in the sale. It is an excellent denim jacket [great quality] and right now it's on sale for $64.90. I wear it in size small and always roll up the sleeves for a cute look over dresses or tees. 


1. PAIGE Transcend Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans [$189 --> $99.90] MY FAVORITE JEANS OF THE SALE! 
tee // jeans // flats // bracelet

Ordered size 26, true to size. These are one of the only designer jeans under $100 in the sale and boy, do you know how great this whole "designer" thing is? Apparently great. These are like butter on and so figure flattering in the booty area. I love the length of these along with the wash of the denim. Perfection!

2. BlankNYC Skinny Dipper Distressed Skinny Jeans [$55 --> $58.90] I LIKE, MY HUSBAND DOES NOT. 

Ordered in size 26, true to size. I love BlankNYC jeans so I was anxious to try this style. I personally think the extra large knee hole is fun and edgy, but Shawn wasn't as a fan. I'm not sure how often I would wear these so they will probably go back but they are a great jean I would totally recommend. 

3. Kut from the Kloth Diana Stretch Skinny Jeans [$89.50 --> $59.90] YIKES. HATED THEM
top // jeans // flats

Ordered in size 2, seemed quite large in the leg area but good in the waist. I have several pair of Kut from the Kloth jeans due to my Stitch Fix boxes and they are always a great quality jean, however I didn't like this style one bit. Sorry, but no thanks.

4. AG The Legging Ankle Jeans [$245 --> $163.90] I GET THE HYPE NOW
cardigan // tee // jeans // booties // pumps

Ordered up one in size 27, I would recommend doing the same. So now I get why so many people love AG jeans. Yes, they are expensive but dang they are a good jean. This is the perfect amount of distress to me and they are so comfortable and at a good length [can be rolled or left alone]. If you are looking to get a pair of jeans that you know you will wear over and over again, these are an excellent option.

PHEW! We made it you guys. If you're still with me, congratulations. You are a good, good woman. Or at least a broke woman. My bad. 

While I highlighted A LOT, there is still SO much more to be had - be sure to check it all out here!

ps. If you haven't entered to win the $250 Nordstrom Gift card [and by $250 I really mean $350] be sure to do so before time is out! 

pps. this blog will resume to normal scheduled programming soon, I promise - there's more to life than a good sale. kinda. 

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