Instagram Lately: July 2019

Hi guys! So, this week’s blogging was a little old school. I’ve been trying to push all my outfits on the blog at the time of creation on to all platforms at once. However, it gets overwhelming when I’m working long hours. I have so many outfit ideas, I’ll wear a work outfit and then change later into a casual outfit (or vice versa), and then I have flatlays – I’m a mess! 😂 So anyway, here’s what you missed on Instagram this week! Lots of #ootd photos and flatlays. Hope your week is wrapping up okay!

Old Navy coral top, Old Navy olive shorts, Tory Burch Miller sandals, Express bracelet, Amazon Fashion earrings

top: Old Navy | shorts: Old Navy | earrings: Amazon

sandals: Tory Burch | bracelet: Express | belt: GAP (old) – option

LOFT polka dot blouse, Joe's jeans, Old Navy flats, BP necklace

top: LOFT | jeans: Joe’s (option) | flats: Old Navy (old) – option, option

necklace: BP (old) – option | bracelet: Kate Spade

J.Crew Factory eyelet ruffle tee, AE white skinny leggings, Vince Cameo sandals, Sole Society crossbody bag, J.Crew Factory necklace

tee: J.Crew Factory | jeans: AE | sandals: Vince Camuto

necklace: J.Crew Factory | bag: Sole Society (old) – option

LOFT sweater tee, Ann Taylor denim, Merona sandals, Amazon earrings and bracelet

sweater: LOFT (similar option) | jeans: Ann Taylor (old) – option | earrings: Amazon

sandals: Target (old) – option | bracelet: Amazon

LOFT cheetah sweatshirt, Express denim, Amazon faux leather earrings, Sole Society destin bag, Steve Madden feather loafers

top: LOFT | denim: Express (old) – option, option | earrings: Amazon

flats: Steve Madden | bag: Sole Society (old) – newest version

J.Crew Factory floral tie knot tee, AE denim shorts, Steve Madden sandals, Amazon faux leather earrings

top: J.Crew Factory | shorts: AE | earrings: Amazon

sandals: Steve Madden (old) – option

Work Outfit: Green & Mustard

If you follow me on Insta, you’ll see I styled this top with red flats earlier this week ~ I saw Pinterest inspiration styling green and mustard together with polka dots and decided to try it for myself! A little louder outfit then I’m used to, but still loved the result! My top is currently 50% off! You do need a nude bra with this blouse. Not champagne, not white, but straight up nude. Reviews suggest a nude bra will not work, but I don’t think those reviewers wore an actual nude bra lol. I usually wear a cardigan anyway, so I stayed comfortable all day at work like this. I’m wearing petite sizing, but think regular or petite sizes would have worked.

LOFT polka dot blouse, Joe's jeans, Old Navy mustard flats, Banana Republic green cardigan

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: LOFT | jeans: Joe’s | flats: Old Navy

cardigan: Banana Republic (old) – NSale option | necklace: BP (old) – new arrival option

Casual Outfit: Eyelet Top

Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t posted on the NSale since this past Friday. I had a nice weekend somewhat “uncharging” and staying away from social media, and when I came back my entire IG page was filled with Nordstrom sale items. I really do love the Nordstrom sale, but this year just felt like of “blah.” I’m excited about the few items I ordered, and will definitely do a roundup/re-styling post of the things I keep, but for some reason this year feels different. Maybe because I live in Florida now and our ‘fall’ is at least 4 months away? Who knows, but I’m happy to get back to our regularly scheduled summer it’s-hot-as-hell out outfits!😂

One more thought – did ya’ll find anything good on Amazon? Electronics, yes. But, fashion wise? I was hoping to let you know all of my cute finds lately were on a super sale deal, but… no. They weren’t. I felt like they were pushing t-shirts for a $1 off lol. So anyway, Prime Day was a bust for me. I quickly sailed away from that ship haha! I hope you guys found some great electronics and maybe house-hold item deals. We have Ring cameras set up around our house for security (and to spy on our puppy haha), and it was a good deal! (regularly $180, on sale for $125).

…Now to the outfit! So this eyelet top is really cute. It’s a cotton material, so perfect for summer months. The sleeves are elastic, but thankfully have a ton of stretch. My arms carry a little weight to them and I struggle with elastic sleeves normally – thankfully not with this top. I loved pairing the lavender color with an old citron yellow necklace. Everything else I’m wearing is old, but I’ll link similar options below. Top fits TTS.

J.Crew Factory eyelet tee, Vigoss Chelsea skinny jeans, Sam Edelman woven mules, J.Crew Factory citron necklace

J.Crew Factory eyelet tee, Vigoss Chelsea skinny jeans, Sam Edelman woven mules, J.Crew Factory citron necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: J.Crew Factory | jeans: Vigoss ‘Chelsea’ (old) – very similar

necklace: J.Crew Factory (old) – option | mules: Sam Edelman (old) – almost identical

Casual Outfit: Pink, Leopard, & Pop of Red

Hi friends! I’ve been wanting to pair a light pink sweater or top with white denim and leopard accessories for awhile now. It wasn’t until I picked up this sweater the other day and noticed the model online had red earrings on that I was like, oh wow – that’s it! That’s the outfit I was looking for. I love when outfit details come together like that ~ It was the pop of red inspiration I was waiting for to complete the outfit I guess!

I wore a leopard belt to keep the accessories toned down, but it would be really easy to wear leopard flats or sandals also. My sweater is currently on super sale + an extra 60% off! It fits TTS. The material is definitely lightweight and made for summer, so a nude bra is required.

J.Crew Factory scallop sweater, Joe's Jeans, Vince Camuto sandals, Baublebar earrings

SHOP THIS LOOK:

sweater: J.Crew Factory | jeans: Joe’s (old) – option | sandals: Vince Camuto

earrings: Baublebar | belt: Express (old) – option

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

Well, hi friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! Definitely the most exciting sale of the year for myself ~ I love fall clothes, all of the colors, and basically ‘sweater weather’ fashion.. which is probably comical considering where I live. I keep telling my husband we just need to move somewhere in between the midwest and Florida, so I can at least wear sweaters in October with the rest of the world, but maybe I won’t freeze in the dead of winter either! He keeps giving me a ‘look.’ Sigh. So here we are. The best sale of the year, and for the 3rd year in a row, I am very picky about what I purchase since Florida doesn’t experience fall weather until usually November (if I’m lucky).

I think the best part about the sale, is almost everything included is very much a closet staple. Lots of cardigans, booties, scarfs, basic striped tees. Since Nordstrom is generally the mothership for trends and fashion, you can feel confident that whatever purchased will usually hold strong in your closet for years to come. I think every BP long cardigan I’ve purchased over the years is still in my closet, and still relevant!

So, today is the first day Nordstrom cardholders can shop (the sale actually started July 9th for those with an open bank account 😆). Everyone can shop the sale without a Nordy card starting July 19th. And as always, Nordstrom always offers free shipping + free returns.

Since today was day 1 (and literally hour 1 as I write this post… the sale didn’t open up til 12:30 pm this year. Unusual, but worked for me since I had the day off work!), I picked out my favorites and placed an order. Here they are:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

Gibson Fleece Pullover | BP Raw Edge Pocket Tee | BP Lightweight Sweater | Steve Madden loafers

Basically a pish posh of things that don’t really work together, but fill gaps in my closet and I truly think I will wear. I’m trying to shop smart there year, eh! 😬 There are other items that I’m going to add to my wish list, and will think about as the sale carries on over the next few weeks. I usually pick my favorites, and as the sale goes on I start to piece outfits together using items in my closet and place another order if items are still available. I will definitely keep sharing my outfit creations for you!

For today’s post, I wanted to do just that – here are my outfit creations using the pieces I purchased above and other items available currently in the NSale. Enjoy!

Outfit #1:

Gibson fleece pullover, Zella leggings, Kate Spade stud earrings, Adidas Running sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff croc embossed bag

Gibson fleece pullover – I was instantly drawn to this awesome leopard print! This pullover has been incredibly popular for years on Nordstrom’s website (1,200 almost 5 star reviews!). Every year I mean to order at least one color, but I just never have. Maybe I’ve just never been in love with the color options available, but I wasn’t going to let this awesome print pass me by! There are 4 other colors options available if this is a little too wild for your taste, including a plain grey option. Size down (runs large according to Nordstrom’s website).

Zella leggings – The Zella brand is a Nordstrom exclusive. I’ve never owned a pair of their leggings since I have a Fabletics membership, but they are very well received. The NSale is a great way to try them out to see if they would work for you.

Kate Spade earrings – I have a couple pairs of these stud earrings. Always a great closet staple.

Rebecca Minkoff croc embossed bag – Rebecca Minkoff handbags are one of my favorite for a semi-designer brand. They are more affordable then Tory Burch and very good quality. All RM bags I have in my closet look brand new. I picked this bag out as a completer piece because not only is the croc-embossed print going to be a hot trend this fall, so is this rustic-reddish color.

Adidas running sneakers – These sneakers are amazing! They also come in a white/copper color which I love also!

Outfit #2:

BP raw edge tee, Caslon utility pants, Halogen snakeskin belt, Kendra Scott necklace, Kendra Scott earrings, Sam Edelman scallop flats

BP raw edge pocket tee – This tee is only $16. I’ve had various versions of this tee over the years and passed up on the black/white striped version from last year and regretted it ever since. It’s one of the best basic tops you can have in your closet for a fall staple wardrobe.

Caslon utility pants – One of the first outfit ideas that came to mind for this tee was to pair with olive colored utility pants I already have in my closet. I was happy to see the NSale included a pair similar to mine from the Caslon brand which are very similar to mine. They also come in camo print!

Sam Edelman flats – These flats are on my wish list. Every year I purchase at least one pair of the Sam Edelman flats included in the NSale, and they never disappoint! I still have every pair from the last few years I’ve purchased and they are comfortable all day at work. Usually I go for the crazy color options, but this year I really just need a nice closet staple color.

Kendra Scott necklace – So many wonderful Kendra Scott pieces are included in the sale! Crazily enough, I do not own a black necklace – how is that possible?! So this black necklace is also on my wish list.

Halogen snakeskin print belt – Croc/Snakeskin prints are going to be hot hot this fall! Instead of spicing up the outfit with a pop of color, I liked adding the print instead.

Kendra Scott earrings – Just a beautiful pair of Kendra Scott earrings included in this years sale.

 Outfit #3:

BP lightweight sweater – BP is one of Nordstrom’s more affordable lines. I usually pick up one of their cardigans every sale and also a pullover. I fell in love with this plum color! I don’t own anything like this sweater in my closet and since it’s listed as “lightweight” I’m hoping it will be perfect for a Florida winter.

Wit & Wisdom denim – If you’re looking for an affordable pair of denim, you can’t go wrong with these! Highly rated reviews.

 Baublebar earrings – A great jewelry fall staple that will go with almost everything in your closet.

Sole Society bag – This one sold out before I could even finish my post! I’ll keep checking for an active link as returns/re-stocks come in. It’s a great bag for the price!

Sam Edelman booties – I have the taupe color on my wish list of these booties – I love both colors, but have a similar pair (also from a previous NSale year) still in my closet and plan to wear them with this outfit.

Outfit #4:

Caslon sleeveless top – Also on my wish list! Love this blouse for work. Runs large, order one size down.

BP cardigan – This marigold color is awesome and would fit into any fall wardrobe.

Articles of Society denim – Another great brand that makes affordable denim. I have several pairs in my closet.

Kendra Scott earrings

Steve Madden loafers – These loafers were at the top of my “need to buy now” list. I have a taupe color from a couple years ago that are starting to wear out and I absolutely love them. I do not own any gray flats for work and the studded detail made me love them that much more! You might remember the studded mules from last NSale – those are still a closet favorite!

Casual Outfit: Leopard Tee

I hope you all are having a great start to your week! I had a work meeting all day today, and I don’t know why sitting in an office type environment getting “talked at” is so exhausting, but I’m exhausted! I wanted to get this post up before bed tonight since I work a 12 hour shift tomorrow, but this will be a post of a few words. 🙂

Leopard print is still going very strong right back into the fall months! I think snakeskin print is going to give the leopard a run for it’s money though! This cutie tee is on sale for $10 and a great option for the summer months. I would wear this same outfit to work, except would sub out the sandals for flats and throw on a cardigan over top. I wore brick red earrings for a pop of color and love the combination!

Sizing: Tee and skirt fit TTS.

J.Crew Factory leopard tee, Ann Taylor denim skirt, Sam Edelman sandals, Amazon faux leather earrings

J.Crew Factory leopard tee, Ann Taylor denim skirt, Sam Edelman sandals, Amazon faux leather earrings

J.Crew Factory leopard tee, Ann Taylor denim skirt, Sam Edelman sandals, Amazon faux leather earrings

tee: J.Crew Factory | skirt: Ann Taylor | sandals: Sam Edelman

earrings: Amazon | bracelet: Amazon

Flatlay: Ribbed Tie-Knot Tank

Do you guys remember the tie knot thermal top that Target released earlier this year during winter/early spring months?! (on the blog here and here) – I love that top! I was so excited when I happened to come across the same top in a tank top version for the summer! Woo-hoo! It comes in 4 colors and $15. Now, it does fit a little big if you are chesty. I purchased my normal size and was “oh, hello!” in the mirror! 😂 I exchanged for one size smaller and fits much better. I’m short waisted, so comfortable in whatever shorts and jeans I throw on, but if you have a longer waist it’s probably best fitted with high waisted jeans/shorts.

A New Day Tie Knot Tank Top, AG Jeans, A New Day earrings, A New Day bag, Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tank: Target | jeans: AG | sandals: Sam Edelman | earrings: Target | bag: Target

Casual Outfit: Colorblock tee

Just popping in to share my #ootd and this awesome colorblock tee from Amazon! Only $16, eight color options, and free one-day shipping with your Prime membership! It’s a little longer in length, so perfect for a front tuck with shorts and even better with skinny jeans!

Sizing: Tee fits TTS.

I’m wearing my regular ‘jean size’ from AE in the shorts, but I feel like they are a tad small. I actually listed them on Poshmark today and re-ordered a similar pair in a size up. They fit fine in the waist, but I don’t like how tight they are on my thighs. (For reference: I usually wear a 28/6 in most denim brands, I wear an 8S in AE Ne(x)t level stretch jeggings, and sized up to a 10 in my new pair of shorts… will keep you posted on fit!). My exact shorts are sold out online ~ I linked the similar, darker wash pair below that I just ordered.

Amazon Prime colorblock tee, AE Ne(x)t level midi shorts, Sugarfix bracelet, Amazon Prime earrings

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tee: Amazon | shorts (old): similar pair at AE | bracelet: Sugarfix | earrings: Amazon

Flatlay: Embroidered Top

Would you believe this top is from Old Navy?! It’s gorgeous!… and on clearance! There is an all white version also if black isn’t for you. Sizing is limited, so check your local stores! I paired the top with fun red bauble earrings so my neck wasn’t busy, but I think a simple necklace and earrings is just fine also. I picked out my black sandals on bottom, but I think cognac would look great too!

Other items on my wish list from Old Navy:

neckerchief ~ I would wear these as a bracelet instead! Love so many of these prints!

chino pants for work ~ beautiful fall transition colors!

pintuck top ~ Old Navy is killing it lately with the details!

Old Navy embroidered top, AE white denim, Sam Edelman scallop sandals, Baublebar tassel earrings

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Old Navy | jeans: AE | earrings: Baublebar | sandals: Sam Edelman

Work Outfit: Boucle Shift Skirt

Hi friends! Today is a busy week with upcoming sales! The coveted Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off July 12th for cardmembers, and Amazon Prime Day is July 15-16th! I have access to the full list of sale items included in the #NSale ~ lots of basics and layering pieces. If you live where there is actually fall weather in the fall (jokes on me.. ugh…), this sale is for you! Think fall coats, cardigans, boots, you name it! Unfortunately, I don’t get to enjoy the sale like I used now that we live down in Florida. I usually go for the work flats, seasonal booties I can wear year round, blouses for work, etc. I can’t wait to start piecing outfits together once the sale kicks off! Regarding Amazon Prime day – it’s all new for me! I’ve only recently started purchasing women’s clothing and jewelry from Amazon, so I’ll be a virigin Primer. 🙂 Can’t wait to share my finds!

Today’s blog outfit is featuring this beautiful boucle shift skirt for work. I actually found it on a random day I actually made it to our local mall in person! I feel like I haven’t had time to do that in months! Everything at LOFT on sale is currently an extra 60% off, including this skirt and sweater.

Sizing: skirt and sweater fit TTS.

LOFT boucle shift skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater, Kate Spade denim flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

LOFT boucle shift skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater, Kate Spade denim flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

LOFT boucle shift skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater, Kate Spade denim flats, J.Crew Factory necklace

skirt: LOFT | sweater: LOFT | flats: Kate Spade (old) – newest KS flats

necklace: JCF (old) – option | bracelet: JCF (old) – option | earrings: Target

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