Get Fall Ready

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Every once in a while you come across something that you know you must have in your closet! That is how I felt when I saw this jacket! I remember originally seeing it last fall but then every time I went to order it, it was sold out in my size! Major sad face. Fast forward to this year and it’s a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale – annnd they had my size. There was a little hunting involved as I had ordered it for pickup at my local Nordstrom and then after I already ordered it they cancelled my order because they no longer had it in store! Anyhow, long story short…I called and they actually DID have one left in my size and put it on hold for me (even though they aren’t supposed to during the sale!) and I rushed over there, baby in tow, and got myself the jacket. I love the embroidery detail and I’ve found it is the perfect way to jazz up some black skinnies and a t-shirt.

PS – looks like the jacket IS actually back ordered again but due to ship in August so if you order now you will get the sale price AND have it in time for fall. Win win!Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

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I went the unexpected route and paired this luxe skirt with these Nike Cortez sneakers! I personally love the sneakers with dresses/skirts look but I know it’s not for everyone! But hey even if it isn’t for you at least you can be comfortable for a little while if you want to switch to sneakers in the city and then change back into heels when you reach your destination! how to wear a skirt with sneakers how to wear a skirt with sneakersHope you are all having a fab Monday!

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Menswear Inspired

how to style a shirtdressWhen getting dressed lately I’ve found myself reaching for a shirtdress more days than not. It’s one of those easy-to-style pieces year round and you can totally dress them up or dress them down! For spring or summer I love to pair a chic shirtdress with a cute pair of sneakers while running errands. Or, if you want to dress it up a little more you could add sandals or booties like I did. When fall hits you can have a little bit more fun! I love throwing a leather jacket over a simple shirt dress and then wearing some flat over-the-knee suede boots. Pile on a chunky scarf and you will feel oh so cozy and look chic as ever at the same time. how to style a shirtdresshow to style a shirtdress how to style a shirtdress

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | EARLY ACCESS

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It’s that time of year again – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! And for those of us who are Nordstrom cardholders (Credit OR Debit – I have the debit because it is just linked right to my debit card) get EARLY access to the sale items – and we all know how fast these can go! Not a Nordstrom Cardholder? Don’t worry, the sale opens up to everyone on July 20th! I snagged this jacket this weekend as a part of Early Access because last year it sold out every time I wanted to order it!

I took the time to sort through some of their sale items and have rounded up the best of the best for you. You can shop through the categories below!

BOOTS + BOOTIES

SHOES

DENIM + LEGGINGS

SHIRTS + BLOUSES

COATS + JACKETS

SWEATERS + CARDIGANS

DRESS + JUMPERS

ACCESSORIES

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Mixing Styles

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I’ve always been a big fan of mixing in vintage items with new items or high-end items with super affordable pieces. I feel like this outfit is the epitome of all of that. For instance, my bag is vintage Chanel circa 1980- something or other and my romper is under $20! I love collecting items that I know will fit into my wardrobe for a long time to come and then I can purchase fun seasonal items and sprinkle them in! how to wear a romper for summer

I feel like this Love Tatum wrap necklace is one of those pieces I would be able to wear for seasons to come! PS –  You guys can now get 20% off of everything at lovetatum.com with code ‘blameitonbarneys20

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My sandals are from the Zara sale a year or two ago but I linked a similar pair for you below!

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5 Unexpected Ways to Wear Red, White, & Blue this Independence Day

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This might sound really bad but the attire that generally goes along with certain holidays has always drove me a bit crazy. I feel horrible saying that but it’s just the truth. St. Patty’s Day, New Years Eve, Fourth of July, etc. Don’t get me wrong – I often like to participate in these holidays and celebrate in my own way I am just not a fan of going all out, dressing in green from head to toe and getting wasted. Ya know? This year for Independence Day I thought I would share a few tips on how to dress festive but not go over board and be a walking American Flag – you know, if you aren’t into that sort of thing.

1. A darling little white dress – This is one of my favorite Fourth of July looks. I mean, first of all – who doesn’t like a darling little white dress in the middle of summer? Dress it up with a straw tote, chic sandals and you’re off. This one doesn’t necessarily tie in the red or blue but it is a more subtle way to dress for the occasion. If you want to add a little more pop you can add this adorable red dangly earrings to the ensemble. Also, keep in mind you can do any other variation of this outfit – for example you could do a navy dress with white sandals and a white bag.

2. Cut-off shorts and a red or a blue one piece – This is your Baywatch moment. Ha, okay maybe not Baywatch but of course that is the first thing I think of when I imagine a red one piece. I like this outfit for someone who is going to the beach or a pool party for the Fourth of July. You might style it with cool gladiator sandals or slides in black or gold and of course some cute oversized sunnies.

3. Denim bottoms, white top, and a red bag – This is similar to what I am wearing in these photos. Only you could switch it up and go for shorts, or skinny jeans with a white flowy top and a cute little red cross body bag. Of course, this tote is pretty much perfect if you are going to the beach or anywhere you want to take a ton of stuff.

4. Red lipstick – This is a no-fail way to incorporate a little pop of red into your holiday look. If you aren’t big on wearing red clothing like me (for some reason I just don’t know if it compliments my skin tone) but love a pop of red you could do it with your lipcolor! I love this liquid lip for long staying power.

5. Red Accessories – Okay like the red lipstick this one is similar to adding a pop of red to your white or blue ensemble without actually wearing red. For example, you could do red sandals or a red bag with any look. Try adding a red bag to white ripped jeans and a chambray top and you are instantly festive.


What do you guys think, do you have a go-to look for holidays? Please share!

 

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Casual Summer

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There is just something about a breezy jumpsuit that makes me so happy. Besides the fact I feel like I am wearing pajamas, this type of silhouette can work with so many different body types. Tall girls can even get away with wearing super cute flat slides with this jumpsuit and still look chic as ever. I opted for a little boost in the heel department with these wedges from Vionic. You can check out all their super comfy sandals for summer here – I am specifically dying for these…SO cute! I don’t think I have ever worn a more comfortable wedge you guys. Wedges are typically more comfortable than heels but when I put this on my foot I had an OMG moment. It felt like an actual little cushion built for my foot – no joke! So it’s safe to say this might be my comfiest outfit of the summer – and you all know I am all about that. Comfy AND chic…count me in!

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