Monday, July 20, 2015

Coffee Break

Just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know I'm taking a blog break the next few weeks to enjoy my 
short and sweet summer break. This week I'm finishing up my pediatric semester, then heading to 
Sea Island, GA to spend a relaxing week at the beach with my family.

After getting back to Atlanta for a few days, I'll be heading to Arizona with Tim 
for an extended weekend trip that we have been looking forward to for months! 
I usually never do anything between semesters, so I want to relax and enjoy it 
before big girl life sneaks up on me.

I'll still be updating and shooting outfit posts during my break, 
so you can follow along on Instagram until I come back to blogging in August. 

Thank you for all of your support,

Friday, July 17, 2015

Nordstrom Sale Must Have's

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Booties  /  Stripe Sweater  /  Blush Set  /  Lipstick  /  Green Tunic  
Sunglasses /  Plaid Top  /  Pink Coat  /  Watch  /  Handbag 

 It's Friday night and I'm still shopping through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.. obsessed would be an understatement. I'm so anxious for leggings, booties, and fur vests... but I have a few beach trips and vacations I'm looking forward to first! Side note- I only have a week left of school, then I can finally enjoy a little summer break :) 

Now that the sale is open to everyone, I thought it would be helpful to share my favorites because the most popular items are already selling out! I think everyone needs to stock up on these tunics, because they're long enough to wear with leggings and the perfect under layer to any vest or coat you add. I usually don't gravitate towards black in my wardrobe, so I'm a big fan of all the gray pieces, especially this bag (heart emoji x 3)!  A good fur vest (the kind that won't shed on everything you own) will usually cost a good chunk of change, so here's your chance to snag a quality one on sale. I love the lighter color of this one because it will really pop over your darker layers. If you read my summer hair product post (here), then you may be interested in this set, which includes my favorite product from the line. You can also check out this post to shop my favorite Nordstrom styled picks from the sale. 

Don't forget to shop the sale through Ebates. They're currently offering 6% cash back at Nordstrom! All you do is sign up, click through their link to the website you want to shop, and you'll get a check in the mail with your cash back! 

What did you pick up during the sale?!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Maxi Dress

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 I purchased this dress a few months ago for a June wedding. As soon as I saw it in store I knew it was perfect for the occasion, but also any summer event that popped up in the future. I love the bright punchy colors. I love wearing maxi dresses during the warmer months because they're so easy, however sometimes the lower body can get hot under the long material. That's definitely not in this case with this dress because the tulip design keeps you nice and breezy.  I also love this dress in the light blue, total mermaid status with some waves in your hair. 

Thanks for reading!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Favorites: Nordstrom Sale

Shop each look in order here: 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 

It's time to shop for your Fall must haves because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here for early access card holders! This is the sale of all sales, because everything included is NEW and upcoming for the next season. You can actually wear your purchases throughout the entire season instead of shopping the rejects at the end and hoping it's still in style or fits next year. The good stuff always sells out, so if you're not already a card holder you can sign up here to shop it early. If you're not comfortable opening/using a credit card you can opt for Nordstrom debit instead, which is what I did. This way any purchase comes directly from my bank account while still getting all the perks. I found the best place to start in the sale was looking under the outfit tab. If I liked an overall look I could click and shop every piece in the outfit on the same page. I featured my favorites above!

Here are some individual selections to give you an idea of the sale. After scrolling through the selection, I'm already craving a pumpkin spices latte..  

The sale goes public on July 17th, so if you want to hold out till then get your shopping list ready!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Leopard & Palm with Carolina Clover

Shorts / Top: old Jessica Simpson (this would be so cute!) / Necklace c/o / Clutch / Shoes

I'm pretty confident when I say these are the most flattering shorts I've ever owned. The material or so forgiving and stretchy, and the high-waist hugs you in all the right places. Stop reading now and order them because they're currently on sale for $15 AND they always have a promotion to top it off. 

Now that that's settled, I wore this on date night a while back and we were more focused on getting out of the heat and food that the photo quality is lacking as a result. I wanted to still share what I could because it has been one of my favorite looks lately - I've worn it on two different occasions so I also added in the first time as seen on Instagram. This monogram necklace from Carolina Clover has been my goes with everything! Adding in my favorite clutch to pattern mix with the palm print was a no brainer, we all know leopard is a neutral.

Shop other fun Palm Prints!
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Monday, July 6, 2015

American Apparel

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Mine was super busy as always when I go to Atlanta, but it seemed surprisingly long. I went straight from class in Savannah on Thursday to a haircut appointment in Atlanta.. then shot these photos before heading up to Blairsville to camp with Tim and the family for a night. Luckily we weren't in a tent or I would have been sleeping in the car... it stormed SO bad throughout the night and rained until we left on Friday. Saturday I rested up from all the driving and we kept it casual grilling hamburgers. Yesterday, I packed up and headed back to Savannah to finish out the summer semester (3 more weeks!). I got back just in time to beat more storms heading in.. the power went out for about an hour but luckily came back on in time for the USA World Cup Finale. Such a perfect ending to the holiday weekend!

During the express sale I found this top and loved it so much I ordered it in black as well. Both are colors I rarely wear, so getting them in this peplum/ruffle style was keeping it in my comfort zone...I'll buy anything with a ruffle detail! These shorts have been a go to for class because they're so soft and comfortable, but they do stretch out after wearing them so I would order a size down. I found this hat for $12 at the Loft outlet and thought it would be perfect to protect my face and shoulders at the pool this summer. It keeps it's structure unlike some floppy hat's I've tried on the past. Last but not least, these shoes are making another blog appearance (previously styled here). They're so comfortable and will go with everything in your summer wardrobe! If you're new to Just Fab, you'll get your first pair for just $9.99!

Both necklaces are from Rocksbox, use code strawberrychicxoxo to try out your first month for free! I usually always keep the Kendra Scott piece they include in my box. I can't resist using my monthly shine spend (you get $10/month) and 20% discount towards them! Oops.

Thanks for reading!