July 2019 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

3 tips for making the most of your summer

exact tank // exact shorts // exact flip-flops // exact hat, similar option 
exact earrings // exact necklace // exact bracelet one & two // exact anklet

Oh sweet summertime, won't you stay a little longer? 

I have this thing where I'm always looking forward to things, and as a result, missing the moment or even wishing away the current moment(s). Every year my family takes a trip to OGT, Maine. All summer long, I anticipate this fun family vacay, at the same time realizing it's also a symbol of summer coming to an end. This year, I've tried to only look at one week at a time. I only make plans for the current week and focus on those events to bring me joy. So far, it has helped. It's soon to be the start of August and I feel like I've had a lovely summer.

I also decided to give myself a little grace. This year, I have not stuck to routines or commitments I was hoping too, such as writing blog posts every Monday, or reading a book a week. Instead of getting down on myself about not maintaining these goals, I've had to take time to look at my daily schedules and make some changes. I know I need to make time for these goals .

So without furthered, lets get to my tips for making the most of your summer!


Monday, July 29, 2019

How choosing slower shipping can actually make a WORLD of difference

exact denim jacket, under $50 // exact tank // exact skirt, under $20
exact earrings // exact bag // exact shoes, similar pair here, more affordable pair here

Anyone else finding themselves on Amazon almost daily? In education, we often wonder why kids have less patience lately. Well, part of it may be that things in life are so instant. Now, you don't even need to leave your house to get paper towels, shampoo, or clothes. And it arrives in two days or less. Who wouldn't want all things to be like that?

There's been some recent talk that due to Amazon's two-day shipping, they are negatively affecting the environment. This is a direct result of sending shipments on vehicles, whether plane or truck, etc. that aren't full. This, in turn, means that while customers are getting products in two days, they have dramatically increased the amount of fuel needed to deliver these packages. Global activists are encouraging Amazon to make some changes. Some of these changes may be, offering customers financial savings if the customer chooses slower shipping or packing those boxes that arrive via slower shipping in a different color box to encourage others to do the same. I know I enjoy when I get the Amazon credit towards a kindle purchase or a video.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Navigating Amazon Prime Day

shirt, from Amazon // Levis, also available on Amazon

Happy Amazon Prime Day!

I love love love Amazon. That's a given, seeing all the clothes and necessities I am constantly ordering from there. Despite the daily deals, Amazon offers an extra couple deals for the next two days, available to prime members only.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 First Impressions

Hey there! Is everyone ready for the #NSale that FINALLY goes live tomorrow 12:30pm ET for cardholders?? While I love shopping the sale and sharing all my favorite finds, I really dislike the extra stress it brings. It's frustrating as a blogger, because there are a few items featured in today's post that I just LOVE, but I also know they will sell out. It feels a bit like Hunger Games, "may the odds be ever in our favor" that all our sizes will be in stock!

I'm hoping today's post will help you narrow down some of your shopping needs so we can all be fully prepared to shop the sale when it goes live. If I am one of the bloggers you are following during the sale, THANK YOU! If you want to help me get credit during the sale, click on ANY of the links featured in today's post before you get started shopping. 
I hope that you find me as a resource. 

xx, Lo

Shop items featured in today's post: 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sneak Peek at the Nordstrom Sale 2019

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is definitely one of the most, if not the MOST talked about sale of the year. I'm not even exaggerating when I say this. And if you follow more than one blogger like myself, then I'm sure your instagram is blowing up with coverage on the sale.

So why is every blogger covering the sale??? Everyone & their mother is covering the sale because it's literally the busiest time of the year for bloggers. This sale is different from others because it is NEW items. The sale features new items that will be perfect for fall at a discounted price. This is compared to other sales, which are current/ end of the season items they are offering a discount on. And since there is such a limited time to shop, we have to get all our best content out ASAP. Think of it as the blogging/fashion Christmas (just without all the decorations).

Monday, July 1, 2019

the start of summer

Hello & welcome back, to both of us. 

I cannot believe June has come and gone already. We didn't even start having really nice summer weather until last week. And I intend to soak up every minute of it. B & I found ourselves on a quick little getaway last week to celebrate the end of another school year for me and to celebrate the start of summer.