Nordstrom Anniversay Sale summer picks under $75

TGIF! For those of you {like me} who have patiently waited for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to finally open to the public, today is the day! And let me tell you, I am ready to make some purchases.

Many of the the preview items i’ve seen are more geared more towards fall, but today i’ve compiled a few wear-now styles all under $75. So get ready to shop, save + showcase your new items as soon as this weekend {that sounds like a bunch of wins in my book!}

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Zella Hooded Jacket//Leith Shift Dress//Nike Training Shoe//Hinge Heel Sandal//Vigoss White Jeans//Kate Spade Gold Bracelet//Kendra Scott Earrings//La Blanca Coverup//Hourglass Palette//Beauty Blender

best reads for summer 2016

This week has been a bit tough. These past few days have been filled with multiple doctor visits and lot of time in bed for a summer bug i’ve been battling. The silver lining to all of this? More time to finally dig into that summer reading list.

Summer is my favorite time to crack open a few novels. Whether by the beach, in the park or alongside the pool, I savor the few hours spent unplugged + invested in a well-written novel. Both through book clubs + friends, I rely highly on the recommendations of others for choosing my next title. Today, in an effort to save you some research of your own, i’m here to share a few of these.

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5 Target collections to shop asap

ohjoytargetcollection

As if I needed another excuse to shop Target {why do I always leave with so much?!}, this retailer recently rolled out a series of brand collaborations that are too good to miss. I’ve been mentally keeping tabs on some of these, but after a few more fabulous discoveries on a recent trip, I decided it was worth rounding these up in one place for you to enjoy. From home to apparel, here are some favorite finds to scoop up on your next Target run {my early condolences to your wallet…} [Read more…]

entertaining essentials I always keep in-stock

Summer entertaining season is in full swing! Whether it’s an impromptu post-beach gathering or a planned-out dinner party, I love any chance to gather a group at my place. Fortunately, my apartment comes equipped with an outdoor pool + patio area, which makes the perfect spot to do some entertaining.

Lately, these get-togethers have become more of a regular thing {thank you gorgeous summer weather!} so i’ve made every effort to stock-up on supplies to avoid those frantic last minute store trips. To keep your hosting game on pointe, i’m here today to share a few of these essentials {you’ll thank me later!}

  1. Portable Speaker
  2. Chilled Bottle of Wine– Order in bulk on Amazon
  3. Flavored Water– La Croix is my fave (also doubles nicely as a mixer)
  4. Disposable Servewear – designlovefest for Cheeky has the best prints
  5. Drink Garnishes
  6. Blanket
  7. Fresh Florals in Mason Jars – For easy centerpieces + decor
  8. Non-perishable snacks- Trader Joes has most unique + affordable selection

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4th of July Style: 3 Ways

This is one week I eagerly anticipate every year, where just about everything I love for summer collides into the span of a few days. Outdoor festivals complete with fireworks, BBQ’s with good friends, crop tops, cold drinks, festive bomb pop’s and more. Happy 4th of July {week!} I’ve been mentally eyeing cute pieces to wear for the occasion ever since summer collections first rolled out in-stores. Luckily, my plans to celebrate this year are multi-faceted; I’ll be spending time at a concert, on a lake + by the pool, with ample opportunities to indulge in some fresh grilled cuisine in-between! Inspired by this, today I’m rounding up apparel options for your holiday plans, wherever they’ll take you. Cheers + happy celebrating!

 

4th of July post

beach: swimsuit//bag//hat//sandals//sunglasses

city: dress//shoes//clutch//sunglasses//lips

bbq: top//shorts// shoes//nail polish//purse

lately

Hello, Summer! I can’t remember the last time we had a June this H-O-T, so i’m feeling thankful for boats, cute suits + the newly discovered {boozy} snocone. I’ve made every effort to pack my schedule full of activities to make the most of these warm few weeks.

Recently, I kicked-off a golf league {with the hope of polishing up my very rusty golf game} as well as joined a running club with my local Lululemon to prep for Portland. I have a few reads in the queue for my summer book clubs, which will be perfect for my upcoming trip across the pond {more to come…!} There are so many exciting summer plans I can’t wait to share, but for now, here’s what i’ve been up to lately via photos…

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running essentials

Summer training is officially in full swing and this year i’ve got my sites set on Portland. Call me crazy but I’ve actually come to enjoy training towards 26.2 in pursuit of nothing other than a cool, crisp finish line beer + some hardware to boot. Over the years, I’ve picked-up my fair share of running tips that have made pursuing this pastime worthwhile + even enjoyable. So, I’m here today to spill a few of these… [Read more…]

9 summer entertaining ideas

Summer entertaining is easily one of my favorite things. Any excuse to get dressed up + drink margaritas with friends is a good day in my book! With an upcoming summer party of my own on the schedule, I couldn’t think of a better time to share a few fun entertaining ideas. Whether you’re planning a large scale get-together or just a low-key gathering, here are 9 ideas to take your night up a notch: [Read more…]

red, white + blue

red white + blue

sneakers//swing dress (under $30)//tote (under $20)//earrings//phone case//towel//shorts (under $25)//off the shoulder top (under $15)//lipstick//bikini//tumbler// sunglasses

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colorado

This past weekend, I spent time away with the girls hiking fog-covered mountains, sipping sweet craft brews + enjoying the fresh outdoor air encompassing all that is Colorado. This state is one I frequent every year over the holidays, but making a visit sans the snow was a real treat. So, today i’m here to share in snapshots {and words!} a few highlights of my adventures in Denver, Boulder + Fort Collins…

 

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