Happy Friday, everyone!
On the Blog:
- The most amazing homemade salted caramel macchiato recipe — made with a date caramel sauce!
- This cargo vest summer layering look and this adorable pineapple print matching set
- Have you starting prepping for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? Get all the details here!
Around the Web:
- This round-up of no-cook dinners is much needed in my life right now
- Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere has the best hair, so I was super excited when she posted a blow out tutorial – can’t wait to replicate!!
- This soba noodle spring roll recipe sounds amazing
- I used to shop at Abercrombie all the time in middle/high school but it’s not a store I usually think of anymore, but this romper is giving me second thoughts.
- Loft just released even more new arrivals. I’m dying to check out so many of the items–see below!!
- We’re heading up to the Alexandria area this weekend to visit family. It’s always one of my favorite places in VA!
- Lots more summery outfits
Have a great weekend!
Let’s face it, although the summer season usually brings some of my favorite outfits of the year, it’s also really easy to get in summer fashion rut. The hot (and humid here on the east coast!) days make it difficult to put too much effort into a look, opting instead for an easy shorts + tank top combo.
And I definitely find myself reaching for that combo a lot, so today, I thought I’d start with those elements–a simple jean short and a tank top–and then add elements that make this outfit a little more special.
First, the utility vest. I love that it gives the otherwise shapeless camisole some structure and that it’s lightweight enough that it doesn’t make you really any hotter.
Second, the color combo. Pink and green isn’t a color pairing I find myself reaching for a whole lot and I’m not really sure why because I love it here! Again, it’s another less expected twist and adds dimension to an otherwise simple outfit.
Third, the black leather espadrilles. Instead of reaching for flip flops, which I know we’re all too guilty of most of the time, choose a sandal with a bit more structure and substance. My feet swell pretty badly in the heat, so it’s important that I have shoes that breathe well, which these do.
Simple and easy, right?
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Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about some of my absolute favorite summer trends and the upcoming 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – it’s that time again already!
For those of you who don’t know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always one of the best of the year because they actually put on sale new fall items at heavily discounted prices instead of marking down old inventory. It can be a bit of a marathon sorting it all out, but I’ll be posting my favorite picks along the way–I hear the catalogue should be released early next week as well.
If you’re not a Nordstrom cardholder already, I highly recommend becoming one as you get early access to the sale and so many of the best items sell out quickly.
Here’s the dates:
Cardholder Early Access: July 13-20
Public Access: July 21-Aug. 6
Plus, if you are approved before July 9th, you will receive a $20 Nordstrom Note toward your first purchase during the sale! If the card isn’t for you, you can also join Nordstrom Rewards without applying for the credit card and you will still receive a $10 Nordstrom Note to spend at the Anniversary Sale!
Ok, onto summer trends! Summer is my favorite season for lots of reasons – long days, relaxing vibes, and easy outfits.
Here are a few of my favorite go-to summer trends this summer:
Off the Shoulder
White & Chambray
What trends are you loving this summer?
I can never get enough of tropical inspired prints in the summer, so when I saw this matching set at Anthropologie, trying it on was a no brainer. Unlike rompers (which I love!), I like that matching sets can be paired together, like here, or can be worn as separates so you can get a lot more wear out of both pieces.
Also, did you see that Anthropologie recently started offering free shipping at $150 when you sign up for Anthro Perks? It’s about time and it’s still a bummer that they don’t offer free returns but it definitely makes me more willing to shop there online now instead of waiting until I’m in a place with an actual store. Plus, they seem to be having a lot more sales these days which makes their items actually within reach instead of just a store I’d usually go in and browse (the blouse featured here is on super sale!).
I think tropical prints are my way of putting my mind in vacation mode, even when my actual self isn’t going on a vacation any time soon. However, we are getting that much closer to our big move! Pretty much all we talk about is where we’re going to travel once we get there and get settled. Scotland and Iceland are both high up on the list of first places to visit as well as Sweden. I know we’ll have a few years to get everywhere we want to go but I also know how quickly it will go by!