Best of: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

With the first few days of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s early-access well under way, I’ve had a couple of days to shop the sale myself, get my first picks in the mail, and put together some thoughts on what I think are the best buys this year. This sale, though one of my favorites, can definitely be overwhelming. There’s a lot to comb through, a lot of opinions about “the top five must haves” and just information overload in general. Instead of putting together scrollbars with tons of options for pants, boots, sweaters, etc., I’m doing something a little more simple this…

What I Wore on Instagram: Spring Edition

Anthropologie Dress | Anthropologie Necklace | Saint Laurent Bag (similar) Rachel Parcell Dress | Kat Mackonie Shoes (similar) | Saint Laurent Bag (similar) | Frame Blouse Asos Blouse | River Island Skirt (similar) | Fossil Bag | Nordstrom Hairbow  Asos Dress | Louise et Cie Bag | Rebecca Minkoff Sandals | Asos Sunglasses Topshop Dress | Cult Gaia Bag | Urban Outfitters Hair Rings | Madewell Earrings Anthropologie Dress | Straw Bag (similar) | Rebecca Minkoff Sandals | Hair Ribbon (similar) Maggy London Dress (similar) | Louise et Cie Sandals (similar)  Anthropologie Top | Anthropologie Pants | Cult Gaia Bag |…

Valentine’s Day: Outfit + Gift Guide

I’ve never been a huge advocate of Valentine’s Day in previous years, but the excitement of being newly engaged and in the midst of planning a wedding suddenly has me turning into the biggest romantic. Bring on the chocolate, roses, and heart-shaped candy! Life has been moving at light speed lately, and though I believe a relationship is about doing small gestures to show your love for one another all throughout the year, I can’t help but want to get dressed up and celebrate our love for one another in a traditional way as an engaged couple. That said, it raises some…

Parisian Glow

Can you believe it’s already the Thursday before Christmas? Just three more sleeps and it will be the big day! I’ve been busy preparing for the festivities the last few days – and prepping for some other exciting happenings in my life. I’ll be moving out of my apartment in just a couple of weeks, right after the holidays, and I’m looking forward to creating a fresh start and a home somewhere new. Stay tuned for details to come over the next couple of weeks! Just incase you still have some last minute shopping to finish up – I wanted…

Gift Guide: Under $100

Where does time go?? It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Thanksgiving, right? With less than two weeks until Christmas, we’re in serious crunch time with finding just the right gifts to wrap up and put under the tree! Whether you still need gifts for him, her, or just that perfect gift to bring to as a hostess treat, I’ve rounded up the best of my best from one of my favorite online retailers – all for under $100! Shop the scrollbars below to see my favorite picks, and if you’re still stumped, check out Nordstrom’s gift guides for for him, for her,…

Gift Guide: For Him

Shopping for your significant other, dad, brother, or any other male in your life is sometimes one of the most daunting tasks. Though we can know these people inside and out, it’s a challenge to get a grasp on what they actually dream of seeing under the tree. After all, video games and sports aren’t exactly my area of expertise. Year after year I struggle to find just the right gifts for all the men in my life, so this year I decided to call in an expert. Ryan (my fiance and photographer) put together his top picks of what…

Gift Guide: For Her

Can you believe we’re already just a couple of weeks away from Christmas? If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably put off your shopping way longer than you intended to! Starting today, I’ll be sharing the best of the best picks for all of your needs, starting with gifts for her. I’ve scoured all of my favorite online go-to’s to find some of the most beautiful and unique gifts she’s sure to love. Whether she’s a fashionista, a pro in the kitchen, or a self-confessed beauty queen, there’s a little something for everyone. Happy shopping – and be sure to check back…

Cyber Monday Mastered

If you thought the sales on Friday were good, then you better hold onto your seat for the deals coming your way for Cyber Monday! Though hitting the pavement with what feels like the rest of the human population on Black Friday can be somewhat thrilling, I’ve always preferred the comfort of shopping the sales from my own home (most likely in my pajamas). I find it easiest of cozy up, list in hand, and hit all of my favorite online retailers for gifts for everyone on my list, and maybe a little treat for myself, too. Whether you’re shopping for…

Black Friday Sales

Is it a thing to say “Happy Black Friday”? Because it certainly feels like there’s something to celebrate! I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving no matter what they were doing yesterday. I was so happy to spend the day realizing just how fortunate I am. It’s been such a wonderful year – from seeing new places, to our recent engagement  and looking back on personal growth an accomplishments  I have so much to be thankful for (all of you included!) and yesterday was the perfect day to reflect on this past year. Now that our bellies are full and we’re probably…

Best of the Best Pre-Sales

Happy Thanksgiving lovelies! I’m so happy one of my favorite holidays of the year is upon us, and that I’m spending it cozied up at home with all of my loved ones. Endless turkey, pecan pie, and sides for days! What could possibly be better? One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is after our giant feast, when we’ve all had way more than our fair share to eat, and we all get comfortable and settle in on the sofas for the evening. Each year I have my dad make a fire (even if it is seventy degrees outside – hello finicky…