July 2018 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Monday, July 23, 2018

Your Travel Guide to Austin, Texas

Welcome to your travel guide for navigating the city of Austin, Texas from… a TOURIST. After visiting Austin for work and receiving so many wonderful recommendations I wanted to share them with y’all. The purpose of this guide is to give you quick tips about places to visit that include shopping and eating (which I did a lot of) when you only have 3 days.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Navigating the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Y'alllllll I am loving Texas! No surprise there. I truly believe I belong in the South, despite the heat. The food here is terrific. I am always eating and sampling new things. Last night we had authentic Venezuelan food from a food truck on Rainey Street. I was thinking of creating a post featuring a travel guide for Austin. I am by no means an expert, but I got SO many useful recommendations that I would love to share with y’all!
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Monday, July 16, 2018

How to style your purchases from the #NSale for now and for later

Helloooo!! Anyone else LOVING the #NSale this year? Last year, I was pleased with my purchases as I picked up two pairs of booties and a couple of basics. This year I was even more impressed. However, I loved so many items I was worried our neighbors would start to judge us (that is if they haven't already) with all the packages I was anticipating. 

As much as I enjoy fall, it's way too early to start changing over my wardrobe. However; the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is too good to pass up this year. 50% of the products featured in the sale can be worn now. Today, I am sharing how I take a basic summer outfit and transition it to fall. For this look, you will need two key pieces (both of which are part of the #NSale) the lace cami, only $22,  and the sweater jacket, $50 during the sale. 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 First Impressions

It's that time of year y'all....
I actually braved the crowds and ventured into a Nordstrom for the first time ever during the sale and truth be told... it was not worth it. I much prefer taking my time to look at the sale items online, read the descriptions, and then make a decision. Also Nordstrom is SO great, they offer free shipping and returns. This way if I am in-between sizes I always order both (items go quickly during the sale) and return one later. I should have a big package arriving tomorrow and I've begged B to take a bunch of photos so I can show y'all how I plan to style the items now & later, but for now I'm sharing my first impression favorite items!

first impressions: favorite tops

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

updating the basic black & white outfit

There's nothing better (slight exaggeration, I know) than finding a dress that fits all the immediate requirements: under $50, modest cuts, and is SUPER cute! I first saw this dress online and was instantly love at first sight. I knew I had to have it. Being tall, with long legs I always need to concerned about the length of the dress to ensure it would be appropriate for work. Not to worry ladies, this dress fits true to size (TTS) and is going to be a classic & repeat for sure. Be sure to get yours now before it sells out--> link here.

One of the things I am working on throughout the year is refining my style. I'm entirely behind the less is more, and while I may own a lot of shoes, I'm thoughtful about every purchase. With that being said, I firmly believe a girl can never have enough dresses.  I'm not referring to dresses for formal occasions, which are usually a one-time, two-occasions option if you are lucky. I'm talking about everyday classic dresses, like the one pictured, obviously. A chic dress is the easiest way to mix up your accessories and look polished. Plus it's a cost-friendly option, as you only need to purchase one item to update and refresh your wardrobe. 

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Monday, July 9, 2018

all white outfit for summer & the week ahead at a glance

Good morning and happy Monday! I am loving all the trends that are making appearances this summer. Some of my favorites of the moments are loose curls (#beachhairdontcare), bandana headbands (which you will see my sporting a lot on my IG stories), big earrings, and denim skirts! Since a denim skirt isn’t a piece of clothing I would wear to work, I opted for a more affordable option from Abercombie & Fitch…. Flashback, I know! Then, I paired the denim skirt with a comfortable white tissue tee for an instantly put-together look. An all white-outfit is a favorite look of mine during the summer months.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

easy & affordable summer outfit

I'm backkkk! I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July. With that said I have to say THANK YOU, thank you, thank you! Y'all (yes, you reading my blog) are truly amazing. I was so overwhelmed and thankful to hear from followers reaching out asking where my posts have been. I had to take a step back from blogging to regroup, stay present, and prioritize some things in my life, like the end of school (my full-time job) and taking a class, to name a few.

On that same note, I am SO excited that summer is here and I am ready to share some exciting and affordable looks. These shorts are a little bit pricey; however, I live in shorts during the summer months and take care to wash them on delicate to preserve them for next year.  To help offset some of the cost my everyday tissue tee is on sale for less than $15, and my sunnies are from Target!

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