NORDSTROM SEMI-ANNUAL SALE

July 18, 2014

A little birdie just reminded me of the Nordie’s semi-annual sale going on right this very moment. Typically, I’m pretty good about staying away from this sale; 45 minutes & $1000 later I’ve got a whole new wardrobe, but this summer is a bit of a different story. I’m currently redesigning my home & a large piece of that was getting rid of furniture, clothing, & miscellaneous pack ratty items that I’d been hoarding since college & maybe a few things since before college. Woof. The closet detox, in particular, left a huge dent in my wardrobe so I’m in the market to stock up on quite a few personal & professional pieces. Instead of heading to my typical favorite sites like ASOS & Ann Taylor to snag sale pieces here & there, I’m heading to one destination for tons of great brands at hugely discounted prices. If this is your first Nordie’s sale experience, it’s easy to get overwhelmed so try making a list of staples you need to fill wardrobe holes. I need a few more neutral tops & patterned skirts for work so I’ll be tossing a few of those sale finds in my cart. Also, keep in mind, Fall is right around the corner so if you’re in the market for a pair of new boots or a new Fall bag, this is the time to invest in those more expensive staple pieces you might otherwise not be able to afford. I’d love to see what you all were able to snag so share your sale finds with me! Happy shopping!


BUSINESS CASUAL

July 16, 2014

I had the whole story written out about how this glorious situation came to pass but it was a choppy read that lacked the humor it deserved, mostly because I’m so excited I can’t think straight. A few weeks ago, I moved into another ‘division’ at work & yesterday I received, quite possibly, the best news. Ever. Near the end of the day, my boss non-chalantly mentioned that business casual attire was more than appropriate on the floor. Business casual, you say? Business casual? BUSINESS CASUAL!!!!!!? He, of course, had no idea why my face lit up like a kid’s on Christmas morning. BUSINESS CASUAL!?

You guys. My work wear possibilities are now endless. I spent an offensive amount of time last night pinning away some of my brand spankin’ new inspiration for business cas looks in between muffled squeals of joy. Head over to my Pinterest page to check out a few of my favorites & let me know what your go-to business casual looks are in the comments below!

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#DSSTAYCATION

July 11, 2014

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DC is a fast-paced city that never sleeps sleeps from about 2am to 5am. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, it may pass you by. Bueller. Things have been a little crazy around here for the last few weeks & I got the overwhelming feeling that I was missing certain moments & life was passing me by simply because of how busy + stressed out I’d been. It was one of those times that a getaway to Bethany Beach or a road trip up to NYC sounded like exactly what I needed but ain’t nobody had time for that & last minutes fur-baby sitters cost a small fortune. So with no chance of getting out of the city there was only one thing to do: Staycation.

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Hat | Romper

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The comfiest casual sandals for summer. So comfy, in fact, I have them in 3 more colors!

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Towels | Bucket bag | Tanning oil | Hair treatment | Sunglasses | #GIRLBOSS | Tumbler

I ordered #GIRLBOSS with next day delivery, tossed on a coverup + my favorite summer hat, threw a few essentials in my beach bag + headed out to my poolside oasis that’s conveniently feet from my front door.

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Essie Blanc | Essie Bikini So Teenie | Essie Butler Please | Essie Fiji

While I waited for my Summer Shandies to cool down a bit I indulged in a little afternoon mani with a few of my current favorite colors that happened to be perfectly patriotic for the weekend.

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Grey + white pillow | Black + white pillow | Plates | Vase [love this one] | Pitcher | Mason jar mugs

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To round off the weekend, I had a few friends over to celebrate America + my new golden tan. There’s nothing quite like leftover fireworks, a killer view, + having all of the staycation essentials you need to create a completely stress-free + relaxing weekend.

These #DSstaycation essentials were brought to you by Kohl’s.

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