Well unless you have been living under a rock (or visiting Cuba) you are probably well aware of the massive Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on right now.  Unlike most sales that start discounting summer clothing at this time this is actually pretty amazing deals on hot fall trends. Now because Nordstrom is a higher end brand you can get lost in sales that discount $500 shirt down to $350 and while I love saving a $150 dollars it can’t be saved off a item unless I plan on wearing it daily and well that just doesnt photograph well on Instagram.

So even though I got a late start with this because apparently bloggers everywhere pulled an all nighter getting their shopping done and apparently as a newbie in this realm I didn’t get the memo, I was able to find some pretty amazing deals that are all under $50.  Now that is more up my alley when it comes to shopping. I love bargain prices but this mom bod needs a well built piece of fabric. I need good fit and fabric that will stand up to time since I use a sale like this to buy staples and then use cheaper stores to buy trendier pieces.

So here are my picks! I haven’t bought them all (yet) but the ones I do order will have shown before the sale ends but can’t guarantee they will still have them left. Nordstrom does free shipping and returns so buy now and return later what doesn’t work. If you second guess or decide tomorrow, it’ll probably be gone.

Now your turn, I want to know your favorite picks!

1.)Ashley High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

2.) Ballet Crop Wide Leg Ponte Jumpsuit

3.) Valencia Off the Shoulder Pullover

4.) Cutout Neck Pullover

Earlier this month was Nashville Fashion Week.  I didn’t attend this year but I have updated my bucket list to attend so can I ask a favor and will you hold me accountable and while we are here and Im asking for favors Im going to need you to come with me. ok?

I am relatively new to this whole Fashion Blogging Genre (hang with me, I promise it will get better with some more practice. ha) but I just can’t keep my favorite local shop a secret from you all any longer. Cotton Mill Boutique speaks my love language.  She has gorgeous, on trend pieces at a very reasonable price. Not to mention they are high quality and always changing. And don’t worry if you aren’t local, you can shop online or you can shop on her Instagram.  She will also set up girls night out shopping events or schedule a time to shop her showroom.

I have put together some of my current favorites below!

The Perfect Jumper

Everyone needs a jumper in their closet this season and this one fits the bill perfectly. It has pockets and pleats. So it’s basically flattering and functional. Not to mention the softest material ever. And this might be TMI but this doesn’t require a bra and yet still keeps girls in place.  Ill take any excuse to not wear a bra too! I have dressed it up and worn it on date night as well as business meetings and then dressed it down and worn it to street festivals and play dates. It’s perfection and can be ordered HERE.

I have been lusting over dusters this spring so naturally when I saw this one in a perfect pink with giraffes on it I knew it would be amazing. I am still looking for the perfect pair of jean shorts to pair it with along with a basic tee. Its lightweight and so flattering at the waist.

 

Black and White Stripe A-Line Dress

This will be another staple in my wardrobe this summer. I also got this jacket from Cotton Mill in the fall and its been a favorite of mine since I got it.

 

Basic Tee

I love tee shirts. I love to pair them with yoga pants or to dress them up with a sequin skirt and this tee is perfect for all occasions. It is looser fit which does wonders for my figure and has a cute pocket for a little detail. Im going to need this in every color.

Keep an eye out on my Instagram as I restyle these pieces often through the spring and summer. Head on over to Cotton Mill Boutiques Instagram and follow along for the most recent pieces. Also if you plan a girls night shopping event, I better get an Invite. Deal!? Can’t wait to see your goodies!

 

All my pics where taken by the amazing Bluegenes Photography

You all know I have a soft spot in my heart for subscription services, I mean does anyone really go to the mall any more?  I would rather sign up for a service I LOVE and then get fun surprises every month delivered to my door.  So I have found a new subscription service that totally gets me and I can’t possibly keep it from you all.  For $45 a month (or bimonthly, you decide) Ivory Clasp will send you a bag that totally meshes with your vibe and I’m not talking about a little bit. I’m talking about it was basically made with you in mind.

They set you up with a style quiz that helps them pick the perfect bag for you and this month they totally got me.  Everyone knows I have a mad love affair with fringe so when I went to go open my monthly box and found this guy I was instantly smitten. I mean look at that fringe and not to mention the fact that its Dolce Vita so you know it’s a good purse and you can’t beat that price anywhere. 

So though it appears to be an exclusive membership only club, its totally not. Anyone can join (and should).

Step1: Just click here and take the fun and easy Style Quiz.

Step 2: Choose whether you want a bag every month or every 2 months

Step 3: Click subscribe!

While you focus on life, the stylists will focus on you by personally selecting a stylish new handbag based on your style quiz and send to you!

So what do you do if you don’t love the bag, FREE RETURNS and EXCHANGES* and since you aren’t big into commitment, no worries you can cancel anytime. But honestly, you won’t.

When you sign up, tag me in your pics I want to see  your new bags!

A little black dress is obviously a staple in everyones closet. Well I just stumbled upon a little black dress that everyone needs in their life and there’s no way I can keep this from my peeps.

I love when I stumble upon a brand that totally aligns with my aesthetics. Rane Made is one of these brands. I mean seriously check out their Instagram. I started talking with Raney about her line and trying to decide which piece to start out with. I loved all the pieces so much so deciding was a little hard. They hang at all the right places.  If you are anything like me and still carrying around toddler weight (yes it has actually morphed from baby weight into toddler weight) so hanging in the right places is important.

Once I received my HAND MADE goodies I couldn’t get over the quality as well. They are heavy, yet soft at the same time. Yes you read that right, she actually hands makes each piece from start to finish and is a one woman show. Hello this is the definition of boss babe. They are made in the USA too which gives me all the good feels.

I ended up picking The Jules (which is actually on sale right now too). It is such a fun and flirty little dress. I paired it with some OTK boots but come spring I’ll add some fun nude booties or wedges. I could totally hit the town with hubs for date night or wear it for a girls sushi night.

Thanks to my amazing sis ever with Bluegenes Photography we hit some fun stops in Nashville to take pics. Clearly I would love laundry more if I wore this while doing it.

I was also able to add pants to it and scrunch it up a little bit to create a shirt which was a plus. If someone would come to my house and create a capsule wardrobe for me this piece would totally make the cut due to its versatility.

 

 

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Subscription services are all the rage and rightfully so. Why would I want to put real clothes on and brush my hair,  then load up car with crazy children who act like animals at the first sighting of a Target, then battle them through the aisles to pick up said item I could have easily had delivered to my door. Not to mention, how many times have we gone into target to pick up one or two things to come out needing to refinance the house?  More than once over here. Oops, sorry hubs.

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Last month I went to Vegas for a girls/work trip. Have you ever noticed how much more attention we pay to ourselves when we go out with the girls vs going out with hubs? I got hair done, nails done, tanned, shopped, etc. I came home with new sleepwear and panties. Seriously.  Obviously hubs was wondering where this excitement was a month earlier when we went on our Honey Moon 5 Years Too Late and I think I said something like “I cant let those girls see me in these old ratty things.”  It was at that moment I was going to set aside the mom guilt that only moms impose on themselves and I was going to keep myself fly more often.

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So BootayBag seemed like an easy fix and had to share with you all.  It is a subscription service for your unmentionables. Winning. Everyone loves mail day. Especially when you don’t know what’s coming (as long as its not those damn bill collectors that found me). So I went online and filled out the super quick survey and then patiently waited for my goodies to arrive.

Cheekies Thong

Variety is the spice of life so I went with the variety pack. And when I went to go open my adorably packaged pair of panties I found one of each. A gorgeous thong and a my new favorite cheekies.

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