Thursday, July 27, 2017

Flutter Sleeve Cold Shoulder Top

TOPLOFT // SHORTSHudson // SHOESVionic // BAGGiGi New York // EARRINGSBaublebar

Happy Thursday, everyone! Unlike last week this week has flown by! I can't believe it's almost August already, it's crazy how much time really flies by... before we know it, it will be fall!  While it's still summer and still warm, I have been loving this fun flutter sleeve cold shoulder top from the Loft.  Currently it's 40% off making it only $35, and the colors are even more pretty in person! I would recommend sizing down a size as it does run a little big, and it's flowy (I'm wearing an XS for reference!) I paired it with these super comfortable heels by Vionic that also come in black and animal print that are on sale!  If you aren't into heels because they hurt, these are known for being super comfortable due to the cushioned footpad. 

On another note, has everyone been shopping the Nordstrom sale?! I know a lot of people have been saying things are selling out quickly, but I have a bunch of stuff posted on my Instagram that are still in stock in multiple sizes-- head there to check them out!! I am hoping to go back this weekend once there is another restock, so stay posted for more finds! xoxo

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3 Ways to Wear Bralettes

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the featured bralettes as compensation.

Lace, Lace, Lace! Lace bralettes have easily become one of the biggest chic trends around and personally I think they're SO underrated! When you think of a bralette, you probably think of it as a bra, but it's definitely more of a layering piece and can look super cute in so many different ways. I recently picked up some adorable little lace ones from Kohl's, and the best part was they were on sale and super affordable. Kohls has tons of styles including brands like Candies, Maidenform, SO and Lily of France. I picked up this purple one, this black high neck lace one and this cream colored one all for under $40!

Now how do we go about styling these pretty little things? Here are 3 of my favorite ways: 

Option 1: The high-neck bralette can easily be a great replacement for a necklace. I like to pair my high-neck black bralette with a white v-neck tee and a pair of cut off denim shorts for an easy and casual but put together look. Shop high-neck bralettes here.

Option 2: A sheer shirt can sometimes be confusing and many times people ask me what they should pair underneath it. A bralette is the perfect thing to layer underneath and it's no longer challenging or sad to give up the sheer shirt you really want to buy. Shop perfect bralettes for under a sheer shirt here

Option 3: Wearing a bralette as a top! Yes, I know this may sound odd and a little revealing, but if done well, it can look super chic! Not all bralettes should be worn as crop tops, but one like this or this would look adorable with a high waisted skirt or pair of shorts. I also think a button up shirt tied at the bottom would be just as cute with this look! Shop crop top bralettes here

Another thing I really love about these bralettes is how lightweight and comfortable they are. There is little to no padding, and no underwire so they feel soft and snug against the skin. I also think they get a bad stigma for people who are larger-chested, but I always recommend just throwing on a strapless bra underneath for extra support if needed! You'd be surprised on how well these hold up. 

Kohls is always running great sales and promotions, so make sure to check for any coupons in your local store or online! 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lilly Love in Sea Shells

TWO PIECELilly Pulitzer // WEDGESJeffrey Campbell // BAGRebecca Minkoff // EARRINGSBaublebar // BRACELETDavid Yurman

Happy Tuesday!  It's only Tuesday and I feel like this week is flying by... so much to do, so little time.  I was in NYC pretty much all of last week, with tons of meetings and events so I was hoping to have a much more relaxing week this week, but so far that hasn't been the case!

One of my favorite outfits so far this summer has got to be this adorable shell print two piece from Lilly Pulitzer.  I am bias, maybe because I love Lilly a little too much, but how fun is the print and scalloped hem?!  In some photos it's hard to tell it's a two piece, so it's definitely more of a 'conservative' crop top and skirt duo.  It also fits TTS (I am wearing a 4!)  I paired it with these Baublebar earrings and they were absolutely perfect because there are little shells on them as well.  This outfit would be right on point for a tropical vacation, I will for sure be taking this with me down to Florida next fall.

Also, don't forget! There is a Nordstrom gift card giveaway happening now, just in time for the public access!! Head to my last blog post for details on how to enter! xoxo

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale $1,000 Gift Card Giveaway!!

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Traverse City Travel Guide & a Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!!

Happy Monday, everyone!  I just got back to the swing of things after an amazing long 4th of July weekend/break.  It was so nice to be have some time off to spend with friends and family back in Wisconsin, and I even got to see Luke Bryan in the mix!

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Traverse City, Michigan for a little stay-cation at the Cherry Tree Inn and attend one of my good friends wedding at the gorgeous Rove Winery.  I had never been to Traverse City before, so I was super excited to visit what most people call one of the most beautiful spots in the US!  Our hotel, the Cherry Tree Inn was located just a few miles from the downtown Traverse City and had a convenient complimentary shuttle that would take you to and from.  Although we had a rental car, this was a nice little bonus since it was the first weekend in 2 months (yes 2 months!) that I had drank alcohol, so I definitely didn't want to have to worry about driving.  The hotel sits right along an adorable little beach on Lake Michigan.  The views from our balcony were absolutely breathtaking, we would just sit out there each morning to take it in.  We also had a huge jacuzzi tub and mini kitchen in our room, and the bathroom was one of the nicest I've seen in a while- there was a TV in the mirror!  The staff was also super accommodating and friendly... especially the shuttle driver. She gave us so many recommendations on what to do/what not to do, we left feeling like we wished we had two weeks to stay!

The first night we were there, we took the shuttle downtown and had drinks at a really cool, laid back brewery called the Workshop Brewing Company.  They had endless selections of brewed beer and live music, which was super fun to enjoy while we waited for our table next door at Alliance.  Alliance... where do I even start. It's nestled in a "warehouse" type space and is contemporary and modern. We had the mushroom salad, which is absolutely to die for, the Thai Friend Chicken and the Octopus.  The food was so delicious and I kept thinking about how much I wanted to go back the next day.  If we would have been in Traverse City longer, I definitely would have gone back!  After dinner, we stopped by The Franklin for drinks on the rooftop.  If you're looking for a fun spot for drinks/dinner I highly recommend the Franklin.  The rooftop has a great little view of the main street.  For breakfast, we headed back downtown to the Omelette Shoppe and had some of the best omelettes of our life.  This super cute breakfast and lunch place gets busy, so expect a well worth it wait.

Hotel: The Cherry Tree Inn
Breakfast: The Omelette Shoppe
Lunch: The Franklin
Dinner: Alliance
Drinks: The Workshop Brewing Company

If you have any other questions or want additional suggestions- let me know!!

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/24. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
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