Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

May 20, 2015

The Nordie’s half yearly sale starts today and ends May 31. Take about 30 seconds to decide exactly how much you’re willing to spend because these deeply discounted staples are going FAST. I’ve linked a few of my favorites for you below. This is not a drill, ladies. Get to shopping.

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My 9-5 secret + a giveaway

May 19, 2015

For the past two days I’ve been running around like a crazy person. A legitimate crazy person. For like… 12 hours each day. What makes that so crazy?

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I did it in heels. 

I’ve never been the type of woman to wear those nude stocking sock things. Actually, I’m the woman who hardcore judges the women who wear those. What purpose do they really serve? Do they make that much of a difference? I never cared because 99.9% of the time you can see them when they’re being worn and it completely throws me. JUDGMENT. It’s an obvious fashion faux-pas but for some reason this hosiery sock showing thing really works my nerve. So, I’d completely ruled out being one of those women who found physical comfort in them. The look’s not worth it to me. Ain’t no chance in hell. Not here, sister.

Welp, then of course Kushyfoot sent me a few pairs of their Spring/Summer collection and they completely changed my mind. Not just because the super comfy built-in padding in the bottom of the covers makes 4 inch heels manageable over a 12 hour day but because they don’t show. AT ALL. I couldn’t believe it. Like, actually, I didn’t believe it. Until I tried it. I figured I just ended up with a smaller pair. So, I tried a different pair four days in a row. They were all no shows. I’ve never been so happy being wrong. I’ve also never been more happy to find a padded foot cloud I can wear to take major strain off my feet. Into it.

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I love them so much, in fact, I’m teaming up with Kushyfoot to give one lucky reader each style of Kushyfoot covers that I received. That’s TWELVE different styles to keep you comfortable and stylish this summer:

+ Peep toe covers in nude/black

+ Lace top toe covers in nude/black

+ Foot covers with cotton soles

+ Sheer knee highs

+ The athletic foot cover

+ The yoga sock

+ Stripe + dot foot covers

+ Sport cotton foot cover

+ The sheer anklet

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Can’t wait for the giveaway to snag a few of these Kushyfoot favorites? No big deal. Since they’re all under $10, you can afford to be impatient! Snag ‘em here.

 

Coco

May 14, 2015

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HELMUT LANG BLAZER via GILT // love this one | FOREVER 21 JUMPSUIT // similar // wide leg jumpsuit | CHANEL BROOCH // almost identical | FRENCH CONNECTION PUMPS | LYDELL NYC NECKLACE // similar | NORDSTROM BAR EARRINGS | BOBBI BROWN LIPGLOSS IN NOUGAT

Of all the looks from last month’s Washingtonian article, this one was by far my favorite. Mostly because if ever there was an outfit that perfectly described my personality, this one would be it: a sleek black pantsuit, a textured blazer with leather details, studded pumps, and just the perfect amount of unique gold bling. Into it.

Speaking of the greatest blazer that has ever been created in the history of the earth… This is one of those investment pieces I drone on and on about. One of those pieces that when you find, you hold on to for dear life. A few women (who had been drinking unhealthy amounts of haterade)kept questioning how a woman (me) on a government salary could afford a Helmut Lang blazer. One even went so far to say I “must be in immense debt”. Alrighty then, OR I could just be a savvy as f*ck sale shopper. Ever heard of Gilt? I actually snagged this blazer on super sale at the Gilt Warehouse sale last year. The tag said somewhere around 700 or 800 big ones so I tried it on since it was the only 6 and evidently I was feeling a little sadistic. Well, it fit like a damn glove and I contemplated the purchase. Then an angel sent from fashion heaven told me the red dot meant it was marked down to what ended up being less than $80. EIGHTY DOLLARS FOR THIS BLAZER. After I died, then died again, I bought it (obv) and we’ve been in a monogamous relationship ever since. The point of my story? Well, there are many. Stop tearing other people down. It’s rude. And unbecoming. Secondly, ALWAYS TRY ON THE HELMUT LANG BLAZER. It might fit terribly. This way you’re able to move on and never think twice about it. Lastly and most importantly, know what you’re looking for and know how much you’re willing to pay for it. I legitimately thought about paying full price for this nugget. That’s what being in the moment of a find of a lifetime will do to you. I wear it at least once a week so it would have already ended up paying for itself but the point is to be as fiscally responsible as you can. Shop those sales. And maybe every once in awhile try a Gatorade instead of haterade. It’s more caloric but shit, it looks so much better on you.

Laura Metzler Photography

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