July 2017 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

How to Style Leopard - Wearing your #nsale purchases now!

One of the most frustrating things about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, besides the fact that everything sells out, is that I can't wear the products right away. Who wants to buy a bunch of clothing items you can't wear for a few months? Not I, especially when I specifically stick to a clothing/shopping budget. However; my task this year was to buy staple pieces I know I would wear a lot. If I was on the fence about an item- I sent it back. If it didn't immediately transfer into an outfit using pieces I already own- it went back. You get the picture, right? 

So today's post is all about how I am & will style some of my favorite #nsale purchases, like this leopard scarf:

now & later! 

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Shopping the Nordstrom Sale Part 2

Jump for joy y'all because... 
the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open for everyone to shop!

In today's post, I'm talking all about everyone's favorite cardi: the Leith open- front cardigan. Words do not do justice to how soft this sweater is. It feels like pajama material but will be the perfect sweater for fall. Wear it now with shorts and a basic tee (pictured) on cooler summer nights. Then, during the fall, I plan to pair it with jeans, skirts, dresses, and more. Originally $75.00 on sale for: $49.90 do NOT wait to purchase this cardigan because it will sell out again. I will be purchasing the pink color today, since I missed it during early access.   
This is the cardigan that will be on repeat throughout the fall and you don't want to miss out. 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle; Workout Wednesday Edition

Confession time:  I work out for the cute athletic clothes and water bottles. 

True statement, though. Working out is totally a mental thing. For starters you need to mentally prepare and motivate yourself to actually prioritize working out, especially in today's world where there are so many other things competing for our attention and time.  

For example, it's such a bad habit to sit down after work- I'm serious. Sitting down on the couch is one of the worst behavioral habits, because it tells the body to "wind-down" Then, it becomes an even bigger struggle to motivate one's self to work out. Since we are all guilty of our "lazy" moments; today, I am sharing my top tips for how I live a healthy life-style, including what activewear I purchase! 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 (early access)

Y'all it's FINALLY here! The most anticipated sale of the season is open, woo hoo!! And as you can tell I am seriously excited. 

I know it is easy to get overwhelmed or feel pressure to buy certain things, while browsing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so remember your strategies as discussed in this post. This is a great time to pick closet staples you plan to wear for the fall. I recommend searching for *insert topic of your choice* and adding all your favorites from the sale in your shopping cart. Afterwards, check out the reviews on sizing and pick your favorite one. However; if you still are unsure, Nordstrom has free shipping & free returns so if you can't decide order both! I know a lot of things may have sold out in your size, but the sale opens to the public on July 21st (just three short days away), and trust me, things will be restocked. 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

New Trend Alert: The Tie Sweater

Good morning all! I can't believe it is officially mid-JuneJuly, where has the time gone?! This summer is truly flying by. Some upcoming events and activities that we are looking forward too, are: a trip to Maine (we love it there), time spent with friends and families, trips to the beach, reading and wedding planning, of course! We were hoping to sneak in a camping trip, but I think that may have to wait until next year... too bad (Are you sensing my sarcasm?! I'm not that upset about it. I'm actually not so sure how I feel about camping...) 

What are some of your summer to-do's? 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Stay Motivated at Work

Last night on Instagram I said that “I’m doing what teachers do best-learning.” This week, I have been given the opportunity to participate in some awesome professional development for work. I’ve been so excited to get to deepen my knowledge about some of our curriculum, while at the same time I’m asking myself “Why am I giving up part of my summer to work?!” Today I’m getting personal- I’m sharing all about how I stay engaged, excited, and motivated at work.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Pro's and Con's of Powder Gel Manicures

Y’all I have a confession to make: I LOVE to get my nails done. Seriously though, I l.o.v.e it. I encourage everyone to make it apart of your monthly routine. It is a great way to pamper yourself. I firmly believe everyone needs some quality “me” time in order to be your best self. Recently, I got a new type of gel manicure. Obviously as a style & beauty blogger I try to keep up on the latest trends for my lovely readers, like yourself. And lucky for you, today I’m sharing the pro’s and con’s of my experience trying the latest nail trend: powder gel manicures.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

five tips you NEED for preparing to shop the #nsale Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

(picture featuring: sunnies, cardigan and booties all purcashed from the #nsale last year)

One of the biggest sales of the year- no seriously, one of the biggest & best sales of the year is two weeks away! And today's post is all about how you can prepare for it. You may be asking, "Lo, what sale are you even talking about?" I know it was just fourth of July weekend, and if your email looked anything like mine, then you had 100 (I wish I was exaggerating) email updates showcasing the many  sales of 40-50% off that were happening. However; the sale I am referring to is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, also know as the #nsale in the blog-o-sphere.