Saturday Sales

Hi guys! The Nordstrom Spring Sale is in full swing! There are some fantastic buys available right now! Wear-now items if you live up north where it’s still a bit chilly, or wear-later items if you are looking for closet staples like the coveted Tory Burch Miller sandal! I picked out my favorites from the sale using some of my most-loved brands – Vigoss denim, Caslon tops, Kendra Scott & Baublebar jewelry, Vince & Sam Edelman shoes, and Sole Society, Madewell, and Rebecca Minkoff bags ~ I used items to create outfit inspiration below!

Happy Weekend! 💗

Nordstrom Spring Sale

Ouffit #1:

Nordstrom Spring Sale

top | necklace | bag | denim | sandals

Outfit #2:

Nordstrom Spring Sale

top | earrings | clutch | denim | sandals

Outfit #3:

Nordstrom Spring Sale

sweater | earrings | denim | bag | sandals

Other Notable Sale Items:

J.Crew Factory New Arrivals

Lots of spring new arrivals dropped today from J.Crew Factory! All 50% off and if you spend $100, you can get an extra 20% off with code ‘SPRINGUP‘. I fell in love with so many pieces, I created a few outfits with all the items I love!

Outfit #1:

pineapple tee | denim jacket | earrings | skirt | sandals

Outfit #2:

eyelet tee | midi bow skirt (also comes in blue!) | earrings | wedge sandals

Outfit #3:

tee | necklace | bow shorts | sandals

Saturday On Sale

Guys, I haven’t shopped Ann Taylor in awhile ~ they are usually too ‘dressy’ for my wardrobe these days, but the new arrivals in their spring line are gorgeous!  I love all 3 skirts – even the pencil skirt (which I miss dearly for work!). The jeans are on trend and although it’s been several years since I’ve owned a pair of AT jeans, they were always fantastic quality. And hello gimme all the pink! 😍

Everything is 50% off with code SPRINGTOIT + free shipping!

striped sweater | denim | yellow top | pencil skirt

belted a-line skirt | floral belt | striped skirt | eyelet top

Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Every year, Pantone releases their ‘color of the year’ based on analysis of current trends, which then influences product color released in stores. This year, the big pick goes to ‘Living Coral!’ Always a spring favorite, I’m pretty excited about this one! Lots of coral color has been released in stores recently, and I wanted to share my favorite finds here on the blog. Below are a few outfit inspirations using my favorite coral color options available!

Outfit #1:

Caslon v-neck peplum tee, Kut From the Kloth denim, Cult Gaia bag, Gorjana Power necklace, Baublebar earrings, Vince Camuto wedge sandals

peplum top | denim | clutch | earrings | necklace | sandals

Outfit #2:

Banana Republic chunky striped sweater, Articles of Society denim, Kendra Scott filigree necklace, J.Crew Factory bracelet, Sole Society leopard bag, Sam Edelman pumps

sweater | denim | necklace | bracelet | bag | pumps

Outfit #3:

Banana Republic striped tee, J.Crew Factory denim skirt, Vans sneakers, Street Level bag, Baublebar earrings, Quay sunglasses

tee | bag | sneakers | earrings | sunglasses | skirt

Leopard In Spring

What a week:

Hi guys! Whew – I just finished a whirlwind of a work stretch! I was originally scheduled 7 days in a row starting last Tuesday, which amounted to ~65 hours in the week. Another pharmacist was looking to pick up hours in our district, so I happily gave up my shift last Wednesday. I figured, hey I can do this now. Then the stomach bug took my husband down this past Friday and our dog got really sore on one of his back legs on Sunday, so we ran him to the ER vet (after losing Lucky a few weeks ago I’m overly paranoid!). Unfortunately, that vet thinks he may have a partial ACL tear in his leg, which honestly stinks. He’s been depressed (he’s eating, just overly cranky) after losing Lucky. We started a couple supplements to help his overall wellness, and tried acupuncture last week to no avail. He wasn’t having the needles (I don’t blame him!). Anyway, back to the vet we go later on today for a referral to an orthopedic vet. Husband is doing better. I think I got a slight version of whatever stomach bug took him down, and after all that work I’m BEAT. I cancelled my trip to see the horses today, and decided a nice quiet day up until the vet appointment this afternoon is just what I needed.

I missed out on all the President’s Day sales, but honestly guys – they were just normal sales.  And I’ve noticed when they throw the normal sales at you that happen all the time anyway, that means they are getting ready to release better stuff the next week and then they usually have a better sale + free shipping LOL! So anyway, I guess of all the good holiday sale weekends, this was as good as any to work through.

So, I sat down this morning and thought about what to write about here on the blog for spring. You’ve probably noticed I tried last week focusing my time here more on creating actual blog written posts. Not outfit posts, and I saved the roundups for the end of the week. I tried so hard for so long just to become an ‘outfit blog’, but honestly that gets boring after awhile. I love styling outfits and creating new color combinations, but hey if I’m going to make my blog different, then why not write about it? So anyway, I hope you guys are enjoying the posts with more of a “visual” look with verbiage in between.

Leopard in Spring:

I mentioned awhile ago I’ve seen leopard pop up in stores more-so lately then in the fall. I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around buying a new leopard top or sweater, but ahh it’s wearing on me. The accessories are getting me the most! In today’s blog post I wanted to share with you all the new leopard items for spring! Some stores have put their own spin on items, like lightweight tops, or different colors then brown/black which make the print more ‘spring-like.’ Like I said…. it’s growing on me! But, I guess if you stare at something long enough that happens?

Since the accessories are my favorite (fun, but not over-done?), I picked out my favorites below! And one leopard top. 🙂Leopard Spring 2019 Trends

belt | scarf | drop earrings | tie-neck scarf | blouse

hoop earringsloafers | bag | sandals

How to style each piece? Go crazy and call it Kimmy Gibler style! Or… make it the best part of your outfit and wear a simple white top and blue denim/black pants. Or pull out a bold top like teal or poppy red for spring and wear it opposite of the leopard piece (i.e. leopard earrings with white top and colored flats…. or bold sweater with white/blue jeans and leopard flats). How to style the tie-neck scarf?  Don’t wear it around your neck! Tie it around your wrist and make it a bracelet. 🙂

Spring New Arrivals ~ Under $50

Continuing this week’s theme of all things spring and getting you ready for spring break or if you live down south – just warmer weather (finally!). I say this as I’m stuck inside all day due to rain and a low in the 40s tonight. Brrr. Ready for this Florida weather to get here!

I picked out some of my favorite spring new arrivals at Nordstrom for today’s blog post. Nordstrom has 3 in house brands that are my ‘tried and true’ go-to for trendy, quality pieces. Their .bp, Caslon, and Halogen lines are my favorite. BP is technically their junior line and is sometimes hit or miss with quality and fit. The line is designed for a slender junior type fit, and so I usually stick with tees and basic pieces. Caslon is a little more expensive, but still affordable price point with most pieces ranging from $35-70. Halogen is the most expensive with a lot of work friendly pieces available and tends to start around $50. Both tops below are under $50! The polka dot top is Caslon and striped top is Halogen. Both come in other color/print options.

The earrings are both a trendy option. Fans and hoop designs will be big this spring/summer. I love the floral texture on the pink earrings! Both earring pairs come in other color options. Leopard seems to be holding strong this spring also! I’ve seen leopard tops in lighter weight material pop up in a lot of stores, and while I’m not sure I can get on the full leopard train during spring….. it IS a neutral, so I will embrace my accessories. 🙂 The sandals listed below seemed to sell out really fast! I made this graphic last weekend, and just like that they’re gone! I linked the sandals in a darker color still available. Seach ‘coconuts’ on Nordstrom’s website, or click on the brand link after looking at the sandals below – they come in a ton of different design/color options. All extremely affordable and seem to get 4/5 star reviews. Check out these slides – They are only $30 and come in 12 colors! Reviews are hit and miss. Some people loved them, some said the fit was off and hurt their feet. For $30 I think I might try these once we are officially into sandal weather!

Spring New Arrivals Under $50

polka dot top | necklacedenim | striped top

fan earrings | hoop earrings

leopard mules | sandals

Swim @ Old Navy

This week on the blog I’m featuring a lot of new spring arrivals ~ and I of course had to include swimsuits! I live in Venice, FL which is in Sarasota County and you might be familiar with a little beach called Siesta Key. One of the top destinations for spring break and vacations! I feel like I need to start taking advantage of this and show you how I shop best – for summer style of course! 😉

I’m always on the lookout for new swimsuits. We haven’t been able to go to the beach for quite some time because of the effects of Red Tide, but it’s finally starting to clear. We actually ran to dinner last night on Venice Beach, but the wait at our fave restaurant was 75 minutes! Everyone else down here must be thinking the same thing as us!

That being said, I haven’t purchased a new swimsuit since we moved down here (3 years ago). However, I’m feeling the beach again finally and excited to spend some time there this spring/summer. Old Navy has released some of the cutest (and affordable) swimsuits lately. I saw the seersucker (top left) version in store a couple weeks and now I regret not going back for it. I now have the seersucker and blue swimsuits in my shopping cart ‘wish list’. And today I noticed they are 25% off (no code required).

Where do you shop for swimsuits? Most of mine are from J.Crew Factory. If you have a favorite brand please share!

Old Navy swimsuits

seersucker | green bikini (top and bottom) | black gingham

yellow gingham bikini (top and bottom) | blue | floral bikini (top and bottom)

*Nearly all swim suits come in multiple color options, prints, etc – mix & match prints and solid color bottoms also!

Target Spring Accessories Under $40

A New Day satchel, A New Day clutch, Sugarfix Baublebar jewelry

Hi friends! In today’s blog post, I wanted to share some fun spring accessories new to Target! As you know, I’m a huge fan of bright and fun jewelry.  I do have some classic Kendra Scott (like the Rayne or Elisa necklaces) in my closet that I’ll have for years, but when it comes to ‘baubles’ I do most of my shopping at Baublebar… and Target!  I can trust both to always carry trendy and fun accessories. And now that Target carries Baublebar’s more affordable Sugarfix line, I’ve become a huge fan of their accessories!

I’ve also lately become more environmental friendly. You might know I’m a vegetarian, my husband drives a Tesla, and we just installed Tesla solar on our house. So yup, we are one of those people. 🙂 And I’m all about it! That being said, I’ve taken notice on attempting not to purchase as many leather products. Since my feet already hate me from brutal 13 hour work shifts standing, it’s harder for me to give up a well tailored leather shoe. Not to say I don’t have have plenty of “pleather” flats in my closet from Target and Old Navy (and honestly I like some of them as much as my Tory Burch flats), but it’s really hit or miss there. So, therefore that leaves me with vegan leather bags. I’ve really grown to love my ‘finds’ at both Target and Sole Society. Lately they have become my go-to for bags! I know a lot of girls would snub their nose and scoff at the idea, but I know it makes my heart (and my wallet) feel good.

And of course I have to share my new finds with you guys, especially if I love them and think you will also!

All items below were recently purchased from the newest line at Target! The bags are from the “A New Day” line, and all jewelry is from the Sugarfix Baublebar line, except the mint floral earrings are from A New Day. Right now Target has a coupon available online for $10 off $40 off all women’s accessories and clothes!

The bag comes in 3 color options (I really like the black color also – it has a wrapped scarf look to the handle – very pretty!). ~ $35

The clutch is only $20 and also comes in 3 other color options.

The fringe drop earrings, bracelet, and long necklace all come in other color options. The most expensive is $17. The long necklace got poor ratings – it is very lightweight, however that didn’t both me at all since I do not like my jewelry to be constricting. And it’s not an $80 Kendra, so for $17 + discount I’m not sure what the reviewers expected lol! It didn’t bother me at all and every item is sitting happily in my closet. 🙂

A New Day satchel, A New Day clutch, Sugarfix Baublebar jewelry

blue satchel | clutch (other colors here)

fringe drop earrings (other colors here)| necklace | bracelet | necklace | floral earrings

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