2.18.2017

#NSALE Hits & Misses [Your Personal Guide To The Sale!]

Annnnnnd, I am sweating. 

It turns out that trying on outfit after outfit is semi-exhausting. I also forgot to de-grease my face during the process so, you're welcome. Shine on sister. Before we dive into what I am deeming "your personal shopping guide to the Nordstrom winter clearance sale" can we just talk about this weather right now?! Mostly because I just like having the same conversations that 80-year-old men do... I don't know where you live, but for once Indiana is winning at life. 65 degrees, sunshine and no sign of stopping anytime within the next week. Is it February or is it April? WHO CARES. It's gorgeous and I am a little bit on cloud nine over here. Okay, back to the matter at hand... 

So yesterday I had every intention of making the drive to my nearest Nordstrom store [it's 2-3 hours away] to shop this big ole 40% off sale biznass, but after realizing that I had to work longer than anticipated, I hit up my girlfriend/assistant/right-hand life saver and asked if her and a girlfriend would want to make the couple hour trek for me and basically buy anything that they thought I would be interested in. Think Stitch Fix but on major steroids. Fortunately, she said yes and off they went! Well, homegirl did well and brought back a few [seven] bags of items for me to go through. So here we have it, the good, the bad and the "what the ____ is this?!" As you will see below I am starting with the hits, transitioning to the on the fence and ending with the returns. All sizing notes, links to shop and all that jazz will be below as well for your shopping pleasure. Drumroll please....

ps. For sizing info I am 5'4, 125 lbs, typically a 2 in tops/dresses and 2/26 in jeans/pants! 

HITS
Bobeau Peplum Back Open Cardigan, 30% OFF - this baby is SO incredibly soft and cozy. I love the peplum vibe that the back has which gives it a nice flow and covers the booty. I am wearing the blue color [available in 3 options] in size small, however, I would have loved this in XS. When ordering, I would suggest ordering your normal number size (ie: 2, 4, etc)! 

Trouve Shoulder Pleat Sleeveless Tee, 45% OFF - I will say, this tee is plenty soft. However, I don't love it alone as the arm holes are quick large and unless you have guns you really want to show off, it's not the most flattering. For under cardigans like above, perfect! If ordering, I would stick true to size - the XS was pretty tight on me. 

AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, 20% OFF - I am wearing an almost identical pair above [AG brand] and love these jeans oh so much! Such great quality and fit, I would order true to size! 

Vans Classic Slip-Ons, not on sale [but under $60!] - I love slip-ons almost more than I love my husband. I am wearing these in the microchip color, [available in all different colors], however, they are slightly large on me. I am going to be exchanging for half to one size smaller! Side note - these are my favorite no-show socks

TopShop Long Sleeve Ruffle Tee, $12 OFF - This beauty is now sold out online at Nordstrom [check back here for restocks], so you will see it is linked directly to TopShop [which still ships free, yaay!] I was questionable on this before I put it on and then BAM, I loved it. It's super soft and cute! On sizing, I am wearing it in US 2. I would size up if in between! 

AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, 20% OFF - I am wearing an almost identical pair above [AG brand] and love these jeans oh so much! Such great quality and fit, I would order true to size! 

Vince Camuto Kensa Peep Toe Booties, not on sale - If you don't know who the other man in my life is, it's Vince. I'm obsessed with him and all of his fabulous little shoes. I am wearing these in almond beige nubuck leather. If you aren't used to a heel, these are 4" so something to consider. I would also consider sizing down half a size! 

Madewell Whisper Tees, 25% OFF- Mahogany and Light Blue Here // Green Here - These are my favorite basic tees as I wear my gray and white one all of the time! I always wear them in an XS and would suggest sizing down if you go between sizes. These hold their shape great and in the colors, aren't sheer! 

Wayf Wrap Front Long Sleeve Blouse, 40% OFF - This baby was so much cuter on than I had hoped. I don't have a cami underneath this, however, if you are uncomfortable with the cleavage that may show through I think a cami underneath would work just fine! I am wearing this in small and it fits great. I would suggest if you are in between sizes, to go up one in this brand! Also available in light pink!

Treasure and Bond Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $80!] - I wear these bad boys all of the time and love them! If you are on the shorter side, 5'4 and under, these are great! Order your normal 20/30 number [ie: I am normally a 26/2 but in these it says 26/4, I stayed with 26 and they are perfect!] 

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps, 20-25% OFF - These are my favorite go-to heels for every occasion, work included! So comfortable and fit like a glove. They run true to size and come in a bajillion colors, I am wearing them in black suede here. 

Gibson Sheer Peasant Blouse, 40% OFF - This one surprised me too! I love the feminine floral pattern and the colors for spring. I simply paired it with my favorite go-to cami underneath and I was ready to roll. I am wearing this in a small and it fits great. Available in 3 other patterns! 

BlankNYC Distressed Cropped Pink Skinny Jeans, 19% OFF - The softest pair of pink pants on the planet. These run true to size and are so cute for spring! 

Caslon Sutton Slingback Mule, not on sale [but under $100!] - If you are on the hunt for the comfiest pair of wedges, you can stop searching. These are crazy lightweight and comfortable - I wore them for 10 hours yesterday moving boxes, going up and down stairs, etc and had zero problems. I am wearing them here in stone perforated kidsuede. True to size! 

BP Scoop Neck Boyfriend Tee, 40% OFF - This tee is crazy soft and I love the fit! I am wearing here in XS and it still has a little room. I would size down if in between! 

STS Blue Emma Distressed Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $50!] - I didn't know what I would think about the frayed hem at the bottom but I'm kinda diggin' it. For this price these jeans are super comfortable and fit great! True to size, I'll be wearing these a ton! 

Steve Madden Ecentrcq Sneakers, not on sale [but under $60!] - I love these babies! Definitely size up half to a full size in these! Available in 3 colors! And yes, I wear these with these no-show socks

CeCe Keyhole Blouse, 40% OFF - It's yellow, I had to have it. True to size, wearing in XS. I love this for spring and summer. I did have to wear a cami underneath but it's still a major win in my book. Probably one of my favorites from the sale! 

Kut from the Kloth White Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $90!] - My favorite white jeans! Not see through, perfectly cropped and true to size! 

Vince Camuto Evel Leather Sandals, 30% OFF - These have to be some of my favorite sandals on the planet. So comfortable, they barely feel like you have a heel on at all! I wear these with nearly everything - I would suggest sizing up half a size! Available in black too! 
Zella Sale - While I can't find this on sale top online, you may be able to find it in store! All of Zella is SUPER comfortable and well made, you can search similar sale tops here

Zella Pure Energy Seamless Bralette, not on sale [under $40] - This is a perfect bra if you are doing low key activities and don't need all of the support that you may need when running. Super comfortable and I love the straps in the back! I am 34D and wear this in medium!  

Zella Stellar High Waist Leggings, new arrival, not on sale - The world could run on high waist leggings as far as I am concerned. I am obsessed with all things Zella so when I saw these in a fun spring color I knew they had to get in my closet. Couch, here I come ;) I recommend sizing down if in between on Zella - I wear these in XS! 

Nike Juvenate Sneakers, not on sale [but under $100!] - Want to hear something fun? These are actually slip-on sneakers. They have a tie but yes, you really just slip them on! They are like walking on air which is always fun. Wearing in oatmeal, they run true to size and are available in many colors!

Zella Technique Hooded Pullover, 40% OFF - Available in 3 colors, this is awesome for running or walking during the cooler months! I am wearing here in XS, but need a small. I would size up one! 

Zella Live In Leggings, not on sale - The perfect leggings [although I do prefer the high waist version more!] Wearing in XS, I would size down if in between. These stay in great shape wash after wash [I don't dry!] Highly recommend for working out or for wearing with cute tunics and dresses! 

Nike Free RN tennis shoes, currently on sale! - If you don't own these yet, I can't recommend them more! I haven't met anybody yet who has purchased them that doesn't like them. So lightweight and comfortable, you may want to order up half a size! I wear my favorite no-show socks with them!


Vince Camuto Celena Perforated Booties, 25% OFF - This is going to shock you, I loved them. I did find them true to size for myself, however some say to size up! Available in 3 colors, you can never go wrong with Vince! 

Wayf Monroe Lace Shift Dress, 40% OFF - I love everything about this dress - the length, the lace, the color, the fit, the price, everything! I am wearing in small here and would suggest ordering true to size or if in between, going up one!

Steve Madden Pampered Lace Up Heels, not on sale [under $100!] - I think these are so freaking adorable and I love the chunky heel and color options, however, I sadly didn't find them super comfortable. They may just need broken in but for now, this lady can't do it. 

Trouve Corrugated Stitch Pullover, 40% OFF - I think I like this one so much because of the simplicity of it. It really is just a great basic pullover sweater with a little touch of detail. I am wearing it here in XS and would suggest to order true to size! Available in 3 other colors! 

Treasure and Bond Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $80!] - I wear these bad boys all of the time and love them! If you are on the shorter side, 5'4 and under, these are great! Order your normal 20/30 number [ie: I am normally a 26/2 but in these it says 26/4, I stayed with 26 and they are perfect!] 

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps, 20-25% OFF - These are my favorite go-to heels for every occasion, work included! So comfortable and fit like a glove. They run true to size and come in a bajillion colors, I am wearing them in black suede here. 

Vince Camuto Drape Front Blouse, 40% OFF - I absolutely love the color of this beauty along with the cut. I am wearing it here in XS and could most likely do a small due to my chest area. I would order true to size unless you are bigger up top, then maybe go up one if in between! 

Kut from the Kloth White Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $90!] - My favorite white jeans! Not see through, perfectly cropped and true to size! 

Vince Camuto Evel Leather Sandals, 30% OFF - These have to be some of my favorite sandals on the planet. So comfortable, they barely feel like you have a heel on at all! I wear these with nearly everything - I would suggest sizing up half a size! Available in black too! 

Madewell Shrunken Chambray Shirt, 40% OFF - Here's the thing with this one, when I pulled it out of the bag I kinda hated it. And when I put it on as-is I kinda hated it. And then when I tucked it in slightly, rolled up the sleeves, left the top two buttons unbuttoned and styled it with white jeans and booties I absolutely loved it. So there we go, it's a keeper. Wearing in small, I would size up rather than down! 

Articles of Society Carly Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $65!] - Size down as these have a good amount of stretch to them! 

Vince Camuto Kensa Peep Toe Booties, not on sale - If you don't know who the other man in my life is, it's Vince. I'm obsessed with him and all of his fabulous little shoes. I am wearing these in almond beige nubuck leather. If you aren't used to a heel, these are 4" so something to consider. I would also consider sizing down half a size! 

Caslon Sweatshirt, 40% OFF - At first this was going to go under the "on the fence" category but the more I feel it, the more I love it. It's really freaking comfortable and I kinda dig the worn look. The only thing I would advise is maybe sizing up? I am wearing it here in an XS and can't tell if it's right or if I need a small? Available in 3 colors, it's great for throwing on with jeans and slip-ons! 

AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, 20% OFF - I am wearing an almost identical pair above [AG brand] and love these jeans oh so much! Such great quality and fit, I would order true to size! 

Vans Classic Slip-Ons, not on sale [but under $60!] - I love slip-ons almost more than I love my husband. I am wearing these in the microchip color, [available in all different colors], however, they are slightly large on me. I am going to be exchanging for half to one size smaller! Side note - these are my favorite no-show socks

ON THE FENCE 
Chelsea28 Ruffle Sweater, 40% OFF - I can't decide if I love it or hate it. The fabric felt great and had this nice chunky [yet not bulky] feel to it, it's just the ruffle that I am like "do I love that? or is it weird?" Thoughts here? I am wearing in XS and like how it fit! True to size! 

Treasure and Bond Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $80!] - I wear these bad boys all of the time and love them! If you are on the shorter side, 5'4 and under, these are great! Order your normal 20/30 number [ie: I am normally a 26/2 but in these it says 26/4, I stayed with 26 and they are perfect!] 

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps, 20-25% OFF - These are my favorite go-to heels for every occasion, work included! So comfortable and fit like a glove. They run true to size and come in a bajillion colors, I am wearing them in black suede here. 

Chelsea28 Layering Turtleneck, 40% OFF - This turtleneck is really quite soft and comfortable, but it is pretty sheer and small. I am wearing in XS here and would definitely want a small if I kept this. It is good for layering [hence the name] so I go back and forth! Size up if considering this one! Available in white and gray as well! 

Hinge Utility Jacket, 45% OFF - I think my biggest problem with this is that it was too big. I'm wearing in small here but would definitely want it in XS. I think it could be super cute and a great versatile piece if styled right! 

AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans, 20% OFF - Probably my favorite pair of non-distressed denim that I own. Super super soft and fit like a glove. These do run true to size and are awesome for those of us 5'6 and shorter! If you are taller, between 5'6-5'11 I would try this pair which is also 20% off! 

Vince Camuto Celena Perforated Booties, 25% OFF - This is going to shock you, I loved them. I did find them true to size for myself, however some say to size up! Available in 3 colors, you can never go wrong with Vince! 

ASTR Cold Shoulder Shift Dress, 40% OFF - I actually love this dress, I think it's just a little too big on me. I am wearing in a small here but think I would have preferred XS. It definitely has a fun boho and/or country concert vibe which is fun for summer. I am wearing a strapless bra [this one to be exact] and it doesn't show in the back which is nice! 

Free People Malibu Thermal Top, 40% OFF - Okay, so this shirt is probably one of the comfiest tops on the planet, but - I am not sure I am loving how it fits. It is definitely flowy and it is also definitely more on the low cut side. I could see myself wearing this around the house more than I could out. I am wearing it here in XS and think this would be the size I would want? What do you think on this one?

Articles of Society Carly Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $65!] - Size down as these have a good amount of stretch to them! 

Trouve Cold Shoulder Jacket, 40% OFF - Right out of the bag I thought "nope, not for me" and then once I put it on I started to have a change of heart. I think this is such a fun spin on a traditional blazer and gives this business look a little edge. I think it could cute with jeans too for a night out. Wearing in XS here, it does feel a little tight up near the shoulders so I may want a small. 

Trouve Shoulder Pleat Sleeveless Tee, 45% OFF - I will say, this tee is plenty soft. However, I don't love it alone as the arm holes are quick large and unless you have guns you really want to show off, it's not the most flattering. For under cardigans like above, perfect! If ordering, I would stick true to size - the XS was pretty tight on me. 

Treasure and Bond Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $80!] - I wear these bad boys all of the time and love them! If you are on the shorter side, 5'4 and under, these are great! Order your normal 20/30 number [ie: I am normally a 26/2 but in these it says 26/4, I stayed with 26 and they are perfect!] 

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps, 20-25% OFF - These are my favorite go-to heels for every occasion, work included! So comfortable and fit like a glove. They run true to size and come in a bajillion colors, I am wearing them in black suede here. 

Madewell Central Plaid Shirt, 35% OFF - The material of this is super soft and I am always down for a good plaid, however, when I put this on I couldn't tell if it was doing anything for me or not? On sizing, I am wearing an XS here and it seems true to size! 

Articles of Society Carly Cropped Skinny Jeans, not on sale [but under $65!] - Size down as these have a good amount of stretch to them! 

Vince Camuto Kensa Peep Toe Booties, not on sale - If you don't know who the other man in my life is, it's Vince. I'm obsessed with him and all of his fabulous little shoes. I am wearing these in almond beige nubuck leather. If you aren't used to a heel, these are 4" so something to consider. I would also consider sizing down half a size! 

MISSES
Free People Brittany Peplum Tunic, 40% OFF- I feel like I don't know if this is supossed to be a shirt, a dress or a swimsuit coverup. But regardless, I'm not really digging it. Unless it is a swimsuit coverup in which case it could work. The arm holes are pretty big which always annoys me. Wearing in XS, true to size. 






Madewell Chorus Scoop Back Tee, 40% OFF - I maybe didn't like this because it was way too small on me [wearing here in XS] but also because it was quite sheer. I do, however, love the back on this one! Sorry though shirt, back you go! 

AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans, 20% OFF - Probably my favorite pair of non-distressed denim that I own. Super super soft and fit like a glove. These do run true to size and are awesome for those of us 5'6 and shorter! If you are taller, between 5'6-5'11 I would try this pair which is also 20% off! 

Vince Camuto Celena Perforated Booties, 25% OFF - This is going to shock you, I loved them. I did find them true to size for myself, however some say to size up! Available in 3 colors, you can never go wrong with Vince! 

Six hours later and this post is done! The pathetic thing is I'm not joking. Hence that sweating part I mentioned up top...now I'm curious, what is your favorite and least favorite thing from above? Drop a comment below or on Facebook to let me know! You can shop the rest of the entire sale here

ps. Don't forget to neglect your man, your children or your house during the sale! Or do, and just focus on you. That sounds like a little more fun ;) 

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2.13.2017

3 Ways To Wear White Jeans


I am not convinced that there is anything better than a fresh pair of white jeans. I am especially convinced that there is no greater victory than wearing a pair of white pants for a full 8 hour day and getting absolutely nothing on them. If you've ever felt more victorious than this, we need to talk about what you are doing right in life. 

With spring and warm weather vacations right around the corner, it's time to cover our white legs with white jeans [for some reason the jeans look so much better than the legs themselves..same shade, I don't get it]. I thought it would be fun to put together three different transitional looks for spring incorporating my beloved white jeans. Last year I found my favorite pair at Nordstrom [this pair to be exact!] and so when I knew it was time to start my search for this year, I went right back to Nordstrom to see what I could find. It turns out they have a huge selection of white jeans for women [see here if you need proof]. I added this pair along with these to my white jean mix so I'm officially ready for all of the sunshine to be sent my way. 

I love white jeans because they are so freaking versatile. Literally, nearly EVERYTHING goes with them. White on white, black with white, grays, tans, pinks, bold colors, chambray, you name it, you can wear it. To prove this to be true, I turned to chambray, neutrals and bold colors for today's post. Let's jump in! 

1. The classic denim shirt [or we can be trendy and call it chambray like we know what we are doing when it comes to dressing ourselves]. 

top [true to size, wearing in small in medium indigo print] // jeans [true to size] 
wedges [true to size]  // weekender bag // choker 

There is nothing more classic and fresh than a soft, comfortable chambray button up and sparkling white jeans. If you want to spice up the look a tad bit, feel free to tuck a small portion into the front of your jeans and go about your day. I finished off the look with brown touches [how great is this bag for a weekend away?!] Polished look complete! Next! 

2. Bold contrasting colors 

off the shoulder top [true to size, wearing in small] // jeans [true to size] 
booties [love these! you may want to size down .5 size] // crossbody purse

I love what white jeans can do for deep colors! The way the colors pop in a way they wouldn't with regular denim jeans is a great way to draw attention in a room full of people [if that's what you're into] or turn heads as you walk by on the street. Off the shoulder tops are especially fun for spring/summer and a great option to pair with white jeans! 

3. Neutrals for a soft, airy look


If you love all things airy, light and bright, pairing your white jeans with grays, blushes, tans, even white itself is a great way to say spring into the season ahead [yes, that was a pun]. Looking back at these photos, I wish I would have paired the blush duster cardigan with the gray henley rather than this tan one, but you win some and you lose some.

duster cardigan [if in between sizes, go down - wearing in XS] // ribbed henley top [true to size, wearing in XS] // white jeans [size down one as they have stretch!] 
wedges [true to size, so lightweight and comfortable!] // purse

And that completes 3 ways that you, yes you, can wear white jeans all spring, summer and if you're real daring, year long! What's your favorite way to wear white jeans?

For your pinning pleasure...

disclosure: thank you to Nordstrom for partnering for today's post. While I am being compensated, all products were selected, purchased, worn and loved by yours truly.

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2.10.2017

SHOP MY CLOSET // WEEKLY OUTFIT ROUNDUP, SALES, MORE!

We did it guys, we made it through another week! Some of us [me] barely hanging on and able to keep my eyes open..things like periods and feeling like I got run over by a train, WOMANHOOD IS AWESOME, but here we are! A Friday night with no plans, mostly because at 4 pm I decided a bath was necessary and the only outfit I was okay with putting on consisted of a robe and slippers. I'd like to take a second to give it up to Papa Johns and their delivery folks. Fine, fine people. That Papa knew he was doing when he made that garlic butter dip. I'm pretty sure it's good for you, mostly because it has the word "butter" in it.

Enough about me and my awesome eating skills, this week was another week of you guessed it - dressing myself! My mom should be so proud. Mostly because I graduated from Michael Jordan jerseys, which took me a long, long while to do. And no I am not kidding. MJ fo' life. Below are all of the outfits complete with sizing info, sales happening and all that jazz. I'm off to bury my face into a blanket while lying in the fetal position. Happy weekend party people!

ps. I got myself a few hairs cut this week. Half of the post is my old hair and the shorter, more layered version is the new me. I didn't think it looked different until I put these pics next to each other and whoa, apparently I was a shag dog before. Thanks for telling me..


Zella sweatshirt [the best! wearing in small, true to size] // Nike leggings [true to size, wearing in small] 
Nike shoes [like air! available in many colors - some up to 50% off, you may want to size up .5 size!]

Top [10-33% off, breastfeeding moms, you'd love this one! It snaps open! wearing in XS, however, I should have went with small! Size up if in between] // Pants [I should have went with petite for my 5'4 height! Otherwise true to size] 
Heels [available in almost 20 colors! true to size, so comfy!]

Fleece Sweater [so soft, wearing in small - I would size down though if in between, this is loose!] 
Jeans [under $60, size down, lots of stretch!] // Shoes [size up .5 size!]

Sweater [size down, wearing in XS] // Black jeans [true to size]  // Heels [so comfy, true to size, wearing in hot pink] 

Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in small] // Vest [50% off! true to size]  
Leggings [if in between size down, wearing XS]  // Boots [$60 off! true to size]

White Jeans  [size down, great stretch] // Crossbody Purse
 lace up sandals on right [30% off, true to size, wearing in smoke cloud]

Cross front top [more patterns/colors just added! true to size, wearing in small] // Jacket [size up one!] 
Black jeans [true to size] // Purse [similar, discounted by $289!] // Heels [true to size, available in tons of colors]

Sweater [my fav! wearing in blush/heather grey in XS] // Jeans [true to size]  // similar cheaper option 
Slippers [true to size, for 1/2 sizes go down]

long cardigan [available in many colors, wearing in tan cobblestone in XS - size down if in between]
ribbed henley [so comfy! wearing in XS] // jeans [size down, lots of stretch!] // OTK boots [44% off! size up .5]

 Sales happening this weekend: 

+ J. Crew - Up to 30% off when you spend $150 OR 25% off your purchase with the code HEARTYOU

+ LOFT - 40% off, no code necessary!

GAP - 40% off with code FORYOU

+ Forever 21 - Up to 30% off, no code necessary!

+ H&M - Up to 30% off beauty, no code necessary! 

+ Express - 30% off all dresses + up to $25 off with code 1655

+ Ann Taylor - $50 off dresses with code with code DRESS50

+ Pottery Barn - 20% off with code FRIENDS

+ JCPenney - up to 20% off with code 8SAVE

+ West Elm - up to 30% off, no code needed 

+ Lands End - 25% off with code TAKE25

+ FOSSIL - Extra 25% off with code MORELUV 


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