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Floral Favorite

floral-favorite-8 floral-favorite-3 floral-favorite-4 floral-favorite-5floral-favorite-1 I have been busy traveling for work the last few weeks, Utah and Las Vegas to be exact.  It was beautiful in Utah.  The weather was cold and the leaves were turning Fall colors.  Definitely something that I don’t usually see in Southern California.  Coming back home after spending the first week of Fall in Utah was a temperature shock to say the least.  It was raining and about 40-60 degrees in Utah, here it was 90-100 degrees and hot!  So you’ll still be seeing a few Summer outfits until the weather decides it should be Fall here.

I instantly fell in love with the floral print of this blouse.  It’s not something that I am usually drawn to, since that’s almost always black.  But the high collar, tie in the back, and ruffled sleeves just spoke to me.  I had to “toughen up” the floral girly-ness of the shirt and add some ripped jeans to the mix.  Pair all that with some nude flats and you’ve got the perfect weekend outfit!

It’s Monday morning and the start of a new week.  I can guarantee you that by the time you read this, I will be on my 2nd or 3rd cup of coffee this morning.  Is it Friday yet?

Outfit Details  Top: Nordstrom (similar) | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Handbag: Cole Haan | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Having worked at the Big Fancy for many many years, I have to say that Anniversary is still one of my favorite times of year.  I love stocking up on things that I need (hello jeans, socks, running shoes, etc.) and also getting a few key pieces for Fall.  This year I tried to be good and only purchased a few items.  Ready to see what I put in my shopping bag this weekend?  Here we go…

Drybar ‘Beach in a Box’ Collection | Sale Price $140/$209:  I am currently obsessed with styling my hair and giving it that beachy wave look.  I recently started to actually style it the way that you’re supposed to.  Blowdry, straighten and then curl.  I used to just blowdry and curl, but then I didn’t get that cool look where the ends are straight.  Anyway, I’ve heard great things about Drybar and I can’t wait to try this out!

AG Ankle Leggings | Sale Price $149.90/$225:  They’re black, distressed and ankle leggings.  Need I say more?  I have been looking for a great pair of distressed ankle pants and I think these are the winner!!!

Kate Somerville ‘ExfoliKate’ | Sale Price $150/$175 : I keep hearing about how great this product is on social media.  Seems like a lot of bloggers with great skin are using this.  Now that it’s on sale (because it can be a bit pricey), I’m going to bite the bullet and try this out!

Wayf Floral Print Ruffle Tank | Sale Price $36.90/$56:  I actually got the navy floral print but it is no longer available online.  I have to confess that I saw a few bloggers with it on and I fell in love!  Super cute for work or dressy casual.

Chantelle Underwire Sports Bra | Sale Price $47.90/$72 : I do Orangetheory and Soulcycle so I need a good supportive bra!  All I care about is functionality, so when I saw this – I figured I would give it a try.  Wore it to OT yesterday and so far so good!

Clarins UV Plus SPF 50 Duo | Sale Price $62/$84:  This is my favorite SPF.  Of course I have to stock up if they go on sale!  Read my post on it if you haven’t.

Spanx Higher Power | Sale Price $27.90/$38:  I do not care what body type you have or if you think that you do not need Spanx because let me tell you something… EVERYONE can benefit from a pair of Spanx.  First of all, there are no lumps or rolls in your mid-section, no panty lines, and plus, if you are wearing a dress and it accidentally flies up – you have instant coverage for your bum!  Anytime I have a skirt or dress on, you can guarantee that I have Spanx on underneath.  Just makes everything smoother.  Trust me… EVERYONE needs a pair.

Leith High Slit Midi Dress | Sale Price $51.90/$76 : I love the color of the dress, the midi length and frankly, I have a pair of booties that same putty color that I think would look great with this dress!  Also, I can wear it to work or when I feel like dressing up a bit.  I ordered this online, so I can’t wait to try it on!

There are so many other great deals for the Anniversary Sale.  If you need any makeup brushes, the best running socks ever, or just some new floral print running shoes – definitely take a look because prices do go up after the event is done.

Did you find any great finds at the Anniversary Sale that I need to know about before the event ends?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

 

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Maxi Skirt

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Outfit Details:  Top: Anthropologie (similar) | Skirt: Classiques (similiar) | Shoes: Tory Burch | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini  | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michele (similar) | Bracelet: David Yurman 

I pass by this neighborhood and especially this beautiful Spanish style house all the time on my way home from work.  I LOVE Spanish styles homes and it is my absolute dream to own one someday.  I would like it to have one of those doors that looks like a front door, but when you open it – it’s actually a courtyard to the ACTUAL front door of the house.  Then when someone knocks on it and I don’t want to answer it, all I have to do is look at my camera and ignore them.  Yes, my house would be so fancy that I would need to install cameras all around it!  No more tiptoeing around the front door and making sure I don’t make any noises as I go look through the peephole.  LOL  Plus, wouldn’t it be amazing to eat meals and have coffee in the courtyard?  One day….

Now on to my favorite maxi.  The fabric is super flowy and I feel whimsical each time the wind picks it up and blows it to the side.  Plus, there’s a side slit which makes it so not boring.  Remember when Angelina Jolie wore that dress that had the huge side slit to an awards show and she kept posing with her leg out?  Well, that’s exactly how I feel like when I’m wearing this maxi skirt.  I can’t forget to mention – there are POCKETS in this maxi.  Pockets!  Who doesn’t love pockets?

I like to wear flat sandals when wearing maxi skirts, I just feel like those are the most logical because of the length of my skirts.  I bought these Tory Burch Miller sandals way back in the day when they first came out and I cannot believe they have lasted me this long.  It has to have been at least 7 years.  They’re great if you want a sandal that are a bit more “dressy” than rubber flip flops.  Perfect to wear in the Spring or Summer with dresses, skinny jeans, skirts – ANYTHING that you want to dress up just a bit.  Plus, they come in so many colors!

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Maxi Monday

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Spring is here and that means maxi dresses and lots of color!   It also means twirling and swirling when taking photos.

I got this maxi dress to wear to my birthday last year.  I love how it can be dressed up or dressed down.  I typically like to wear it with some flat sandals but the only problem is that the dress is a bit long on me – which makes it perfect for my wedges.  Being fairly tall, it’s hard to find maxi dresses that are at a length to my liking.  I like to have my maxi’s graze the floor which I know is gross but I just like the look of it.  Oh for the sake of fashion….

I had to go to a 60th birthday party this weekend and I wasn’t quite sure if I was supposed to be dressed up or casual, so I picked something in between.  I wore this maxi dress with a black leather jacket and some heels.  How did I do?  Well, let’s just say I probably should have picked something that was a bit more “party” but it’s okay.  However, wearing this dress with a fun necklace and some wedges makes it perfect for Easter Sunday!  Yes, I did wear this dress all weekend.  Don’t act like you haven’t done that before….No judging allowed here.

Also, I’m watching “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” on Netflix.  Figured I would relive my childhood tonight.  How did Pee-wee Herman not age AND why didn’t I know that Joe Manganiello was in this movie?!?!

Outfit details:  Dress: Anthropologie | Jacket: H&M (similar) | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Handbag: Michael Kors | Necklace: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Bobbi Brown | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors 

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Runaway Railroad

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Outfit Details: Trench Vest:  Anthropologie | Blouse: Nordstrom | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Booties: Madewell | Handbag: Madewell | Necklace: Stella&Dot | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: Bottega Veneta

I always love taking pictures at railroad tracks.  I was even able to see a pretty cool train pass by during the shoot.

Onto the outfit … so this is the first vest that I have ever purchased.  I have always been hesitant to buy one because I’m not quite sure how to wear one.  It was suggested to me by an employee at Anthropologie when I was looking for a jacket for work.  This turned out to be a great option because it’s not always cold in Southern California and it’s great to use as a third piece.  If you haven’t noticed already, I love wearing black pants – I have 3 pairs of these COH.  I need that backup pair in case one starts to fade….  They’re so buttery soft with the right amount of stretch.

It’s so funny how out of all the photos you take, the ones at the end when you’re not even trying are always the best ones.  Story of my life with these photoshoots… haha

Until next time!