So you want to spend your fall in the coziest way possible, decked out like a human teddy bear? Well lucky for you, teddy bear coats and jackets are right on trend, friend. I scooped this one up at Zara in NYC (why are the Zara stores in New York SO much better than the ones here?) and also just got this budget-friendly, under $35 version that’ll be hitting the blog soon. You can bet you won’t find anything cozier, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorite finds below.
Also noteworthy, Marc Fisher’s Friends & Family sale kicks off today, and it’s one you don’t want to miss. I’m ALL about their wedges and sandals in the summertime, and for fall, Marc Fisher booties are definitely some of my favorites. The pair I’m wearing above is perfect for this season’s western boot trend without going too yippee ki-yay. Plus, they’re crazy comfortable to me. I’ll definitely be packing these babies for this weekend’s wine tasting adventure.
And now I’ve got my eye on a few new styles. Whether you’re looking for booties, OTK boots, mules, or a pretty new heel, there’s a little something for everyone and I’m rounding up my favorites below. Just enter code FF18 at checkout to take 20% off anything you please. Happy shopping, friends.
Could it really be? Is that…Is that you, spring? This week we finally got a little taste of spring (or maybe even summer) weather, and it’s been so nice. We’ve had the windows open, got a weekend roadtrip planned, and my spring dresses are finally making an appearance in real life. (As opposed to just that blog life.)
Spring weather or not, it’ll be a while before it’s too hot here for bell sleeves, and I’m A-OK with that. The exaggerated sleeves on this dress make it just a little bit extra, and I love that it’s so lightweight and comfy…and under $100. I also love a good mustard and red color combo, and if you’ve had your eye on this Zac Zac Posen bag (last seen here), head over here to score it on sale.
And finally, if you’ve been looking to get your hands on a pair of Marc Fisher wedges, there’s a giveaway going on that you’ll probably want to enter. These wedges are definitely one of the most comfortable pairs I own. Seriously, there’s a reason you’ve seen every blogger and her mama wearing these or a similar style from the brand. Last weekend I wore them to brunch and ended up keeping them on all day. (And for the record, I do find this particular pair a smidge more comfortable than this pair from last year.)
So I’m super excited to team up with Marc Fisher to give one lucky winner a pair. Just head over to this Instagram post, make sure you’re following both brands, like the photo, and tag a couple of friends in the comments. I’m extending the giveaway through the weekend, so make sure you enter! Good luck, gals!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back again, and while I agree with the online critics that it’s not all that it used to be, I still think there are a bunch of great finds in the sale. Does anyone need anything from the sale? Of course not. But there are some good deals to snag if you’re in the market.
Personally, I no longer shop any “fall” pieces from the sale like sweaters, jackets, or anything too warm because living in Southern California, the wait time to use those pieces feels like an eternity. And by the time we get any cool weather here (if we ever do, LOL), those pieces don’t feel new anymore. Instead, I focus on pieces I can wear right now and those everyday basics that I would likely buy anyway. Like bras (this is seriously my favorite brand of bras – the best, especially for busty gals), my tried and true PJ’s, or a favorite pair of denim. I also grabbed a couple pairs of booties to try because even in the summertime we get some cooler nights, so I pretty much wear booties all year long here.
Below I’m rounding up 15 finds that I either own or ordered from this year’s sale. The sale is currently open to all Nordstrom card holders and will open to everyone at 9:01 pm PST on July 14th. Are you guys shopping the sale this year? What do you have your eye on?
OK, friends, it’s been a minute, but my latest Walmart order came in, and (I’ve said this before but…) this one may be my favorite one yet. Literally almost everything I ordered worked out like I hoped, but here are some of my favorites from the bunch.
These linen blend green pants (above) – I had high hopes for these linen pants, and they were even better than I hoped. Online, they look like they’re a cropped length, but in person, they’re definitely a longer length which I prefer. Super comfy with pockets and an elastic high waist, these also come in black, and I’m pretty tempted to order those too. (The bodysuit that I paired with them is sold out but now comes in a tank version that’s around $10 and so GOOD.)
These wide leg cropped jeans (below) – OK, these were a total surprise. I have been needing to order a new pair of denim (in a smaller size, yippee!), but I didn’t really want to commit to a higher-priced pair while I’m still working on some sort of fitness journey. So I ordered these to try and holy moly I am thrilled. The fabric feels like an expensive pair, the fit is super comfy, and I really love the wash. Oh, and they’re under $30. These also come in a couple different washes as well as white denim which I will be ordering in my size for sure.
These white denim shorts (below) – I’m pretty sure I had this same pair of shorts last year in ivory, and I wore the crap out of them. So when I saw them in stark white this year, it was a no-brainer. I go up a size or two in these because that’s just how I like to wear denim shorts.
Multi-band slides (below) – These are SO cute and look just like a more expensive pair that I’ve seen everywhere this year. When I got them in, I thought maybe they’d be too narrow on my feet, but they’re actually super comfy and flattering on. These come in four colors – the black ones are probably my faves, but I already have black sandals that are similar – and are currently on sale for $12. I do love the blush pink and mint green options for spring and summer.
I’m sure it goes without saying that I love clothes. I wouldn’t have started this blog ten years ago if I didn’t. But as much as I love clothing, my true weakness is handbags. (And shoes and all accessories if I’m being honest.) And while I do love an occasional designer bag splurge, I LOVE when I find a brand of handbags that only look expensive. I’d be a bad internet friend if I didn’t share my favorite affordable handbag line with you guys, so today I’m sharing some of my fave bags from Scarleton with a discount code cherry on top.
I’ve tried a handful of Scarleton bags at this point, and every single one of them looks and feels so much more expensive than it actually is. If you’re a backpack-loving gal, then I can’t recommend the backpack below more. It’s structured and roomy with adjustable straps and would be so great as a carryon for travel. The little white top handle is so versatile and pretty for spring and summer, but by far my favorite bag is this little crossbody that I now have in black and red. (Also currently crushing on the green, so PRETTY!) It’s the perfect size for everyday and comes with two different strap options, so it’s super versatile.
And right now my friends over at Scarleton are offering 15% off any of the bags here with code 15MYSTYLE. (You can type in the discount code during Amazon checkout.) I hope you guys love these as much as I do!
If there’s anything that couldn’t be more true in 2021, it’s that the fashion “rules” have gone out the window. After lots and lots of days spent in sweats last year, there’s no time like the present to wear what you want, when you want, how you want to. So JUST in case you’ve been listening to that whole “no white after Labor Day” thing, throw it out the window, girl. (Well, if that’s what you want to do.)
If you want to keep your white denim in rotation all winter long with chunky knits or leather jackets or denim button-downs, do it. If you want to carry that favorite white handbag all through the fall, who’s going to stop you? And if you want to rework a little white dress with a wool hat and suede booties, I’m 100% here for it. Cheers to mixing things up and making our own rules this year.
Happy Tuesday, friends! Hope everyone had a fab Labor Day weekend. This week is definitely going to be a warm one (by SoCal standards at least), but I’ve still got my mind on fall fashion. And today, I’m sharing a couple favorite faux leather finds for the season that won’t break the bank.
First, these shorts (above). I’ve had these faux leather shorts a couple of seasons now, and I’ve definitely gotten more than my fair share of wears out of them. (You can see them styled differently here and here.) They’re just easy, comfy, under $30, and can be dressed up or down – I’ll definitely be wearing them with favorite sneakers a little more this year. They’re also an easy piece when I want to dress for fall even though our weather isn’t quite there yet. (And bonus that some sizes are available with Prime shipping.)
The joggers below were a recent purchase this year, and honestly I feel like the quality is SO good for the price tag – $35. The fit is super flattering, but they run a little big so I’d definitely size down (I’m wearing a small for reference). These seem to be fleece-lined, so admittedly they are pretty warm but will be perfect with lightweight tops a month or so from now. I also think they’ll be so cute with a cropped sweater and these fur-lined mules…Just as soon as this heat wave passes 😉
Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a while since I rounded up a whole bunch of recent looks, so today I’m doing just that. And while I didn’t actually plan it this way, pretty much everything in the post is super affordable. A couple of my standout faves? These ivory denim shorts that I wear a ton are currently marked down to $14. (I sized up.) This linen shirt from Amazon is so great over a swimsuit or paired with denim shorts, both below. I live in these $15 graphic tees, and this adorable romper is almost 60% off.
Happy Tuesday, friends! In case you haven’t heard on social media (over and over again), the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off for card-holders this week. (I’ve never been one to have a store credit card, but I did get the Nordstrom debit card years ago to shop the sale – it connects straight to my own bank debit card.) I personally can’t shop the sale until Friday, but I figured I would put together some faves ahead of time for all the gals that can shop the sale right now.
The sale certainly has mixed reviews these days (as opposed to the all-out bonanza that it used to be in the blogger world), and while I don’t think I’ll be buying much, I do think there are some really great finds. Above are some of the things I own and love from years past, and below are some of the pieces I’m digging this year.
Up at the top of my list? I usually snag a new set of these PJ’s every year, am loving these ivory slides, eyeing this perfume set (I already use the Santal 33 scent), and although I do not need another sweater that I’ll never wear in Southern California, this one is just so pretty. There are a couple of dresses I’m loving below, and I think these pants could be so pretty (although I haven’t seen them in person). Turns out maybe I’ve got a few more things in my shopping cart than I thought I would, imagine that, ha!
If you’re shopping the sale, then here’s hoping your faves don’t sell out before you snag ’em!
And just like that, it’s almost MAY. It sounds so crazy to even say it, and between trips to Florida and Hawaii and some time spent in Palm Springs, it’s been a while since I checked in here. So, HI! What a difference a year makes, and I can honestly say I’ve never been so excited for spring and summer to arrive. We celebrated Eric’s birthday over the weekend with a BBQ and some pickleball in the street, and somehow it felt like summer was already here. (And after last year, it sort of feels like we earned it.)
So today, I’m celebrating summer days to come with a whole big roundup of warm weather dresses that I’m loving. 18 of them, to be exact, and over half of them are under $40. Seriously, the amount of cute and affordable little dresses I’m finding this year… it’s starting to get…expensive, ha! Scroll down below to shop – here’s hoping you find something that puts you in a summertime mood. Happy Tuesday, Friends!