Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Early Access

It’s that time of year again! You may have heard through word on the street (or hundreds of bloggers hounding you on Instagram…) but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here! If you’re not familiar with this once-yearly sale, it’s when Nordstrom releases new styles for fall and late summer at great deals before they’re “officially” open to the public. A lot of times, I’ll avoid sales simply because they’re so picked over and are truthfully can be the “leftovers” of the bunch. However, I love this sale because everything is actually new, in-season, and majorly on sale. This is a perfect way to grab a few cute items on sale as summer comes to an end and to start stocking up for fall.

As with any sale, pages and pages of items can be a bit overwhelming, so I rounded up just a few of the best-of-the-best, in my humble opinion. If I could, I’d snatch up every item featured in this post–especially this $45 blush sweater and this $31 tie-front blouse! One thing I should make note of: the sale is currently still in it’s ‘early access’ phase, which is where the sale is only available to Nordstrom credit card holders. However, if you aren’t a cardholder, be sure to mark your calendar for July 21st when the sale goes live to the public, and many of these items will be restocked! In the meantime, get your wishlist and credit cards ready!

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  1. Blush Balloon Sleeved Sweater | 2. Blush Velvet Pumps | 3. Crushed Velvet Rebecca Minkoff Bag | 4. Bow Tie Front Blouse | 5. Lauren Ralph Lauren Trench Coat | 6. Black Leather Blank NYC Jacket | 7. Black Booties | 8. Pink Furry Jacket | 9. Blush Pink Loafer Slides | 10. Tory Burch Sandals | 11. Suede Draped Jacket | 12. Suede Mini Skirt | 13. Sweatshirt Dress

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Instagram Roundup | 7.17.17

Instagram Roundup

Hey y’all! If you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram lately, you know that I took a few days off to have a little getaway to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear (one of my family’s favorite vacation spots since I was little bitty!). I had such a relaxing couple of days and thankfully had a little more time on my hands to get some long-overdue blog content created. I had such a great response to some of the outfits I wore on vacation that I thought I’d put together a little Instagram roundup to make it easy for y’all to get to each piece I wore, or at least be able to point you in the direction of some amazing brands and boutiques I’ve been fortunate to work with recently. This black and white one-piece swimsuit was a hit (plus, it’s only $40!) as well as this precious eyelet dress from the kate spade new york summer collection these statement tassel earrings. Hope everyone had a great and relaxing weekend, and be on the lookout for a bit more content I’ll be sharing from my trip in the near future!

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White Hat | White Ruffle Dress | White Eyelet Dress (c/o kate spade) | White Circle Detail Top | Blue Ruffle TopBlue and White Off the Shoulder Bow Top | Blue Off The Shoulder Bow Dress | Pink Tassel Romper | Blue and White Tassel Two Piece Set

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Bathing Suit | Earrings (c/o Baublebar)

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Dress | Bag | Shoes | Watch | Earrings (not pictured) all c/o kate spade

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Dress | Bag | Shoes | Watch | Earrings (not pictured) all c/o kate spade

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Top (c/o Windsor) | Earrings (c/o kate spade) | Shorts

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Earrings (c/o Monkee’s) | Blue Ruffle Top (c/o Monkee’s) | Shorts | Espadrille Wedges | Bag (c/o kate spade)

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Weekend Style Edit No. 8 + Weekend Sales

Happy Friday! I wanted to bring back one of my favorite series of posts, the Weekend Style Edit (see the whole bunch here!). I’ve had so much fun making these in the past, and while getting ready for a few upcoming vacations, I’ve found so many cute things I couldn’t resist sharing with all of you! Next week, I’m headed to The Grand Hotel, which has been one of my favorite resorts to visit with my family since I was a little girl. I haven’t gotten many chances to break out my resort-wear this summer because of work, so this upcoming vacay has me pulling out all the stops!

I can’t get enough of this adorable scalloped bikini, and the price makes it even better! I love going to SheIn for purchases that are a bit more on the trendy side–their price points are so amazing that I don’t feel as guilty if I only wear statement pieces once or twice. (Plus, I think the vibrant color would look so fun paired with these tassel earrings!) I also purchased this hat from Banana Republic during their 4th of July sale, and I’m in love! It’s such a classic, well-made piece that I’ll wear for years to come. These espadrille sneakers have been on my wishlist all summer, and this tiered white tank top and scalloped shorts (both under $50!) are so versatile and affordable.

Shopping each item is super simple. Just click on the photo of the item you wish to shop in the collage below to be directed to it, or click on the name of the item in the list below the collage!

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Scalloped Bikini | Turquoise Tassel Earrings | Espadrille Sneakers | Wide Brim Hat | Tiered White Tank | Scalloped Chino Shorts

Weekend Sales to Shop:

J.Crew Factory
Extra 50% off sale
Code: EXTRA50

Ann Taylor
40% off select items
Code: WEARNOW

Tory Burch
Extra 30% off sale
Code: EXTRA30

Anthropologie
Extra 30% off sale
No code necessary

Net-A-Porter
Extra 20% off select items
No code necessary

Mark and Graham
Up to 50% off sale
No code necessary

Coach
50% off sale
No code necessary

West Elm
25% off one item
Code: YOUR25

Williams Sonoma
Extra 20% off sale
Code: JULY

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Blogger Brunch With The Summit Birmingham

Hi, friends! Apologies for being a little MIA lately—a new job I started a few months back has been taking up a lot of my time and creative energy (in the BEST way!), but unfortunately that does mean I have a bit less time for blogging. On that front, it’s likely that I’m going to be moving more of my content towards my Instagram, so be sure to keep up with me there. However, I did want to share some details on a fun event I attended last weekend with some fabulous fellow bloggers from around the Birmingham area! The Summit (my go-to place to shop in the ‘Ham, for those of you not familiar) was kind enough to invite all of us to a fabulous brunch styled and sponsored by some of our favorite brands. Real talk—it was fabulously decorated, and it’s always so much fun for me to be able to connect with fellow bloggers! I’ve met some of my best friends through events like this, and by the time the brunch was over (and we were all a bit overserved on mimosas), let’s just say I walked out with plenty of new best friends. They wined and dined us with cocktails, delicious food, swag bags, and even a flower crown making tutorial (see all of the credits at the end of the post!). Check out the photos below to see some of my favorite moments, and get details on what I wore at the end of the post!

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Shop My Outfit:

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Two-Piece Set (Only $31!) | Tassel Earrings | Shoes (c/o Pour la Victoire) | Bag (c/o kate spade new york)

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Photography by: Stacy Kate Allen @stacykate and/or Mountain Side Photo Co @mountainsidephotoco

Styling by: West Elm @westelmbirmingham

Food by: Shindigs @shindigs

Florals by: Vera Flora Design @verafloradesign

Many thanks to The Summit for such a fabulous event!

Weekend Style Edit No. 7

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  1. Snakeskin Detail Nike Running Shoes– $99 | 2. Savor Daily Devotional Book– $16 | 3. Black One-Shoulder J.Crew Top– $88 | 4. Black and White Varsity Tee– $35 | 5. Rose Off-the-Shoulder Top– $55 | 6. Black Crossbody Henri Bendel Camera Bag– $298