Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018!

Wow…long time, no talk! How are y’all??? I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted on the blog. It has taken me so long to get back into the swing of things since I got back from Colombia. Unfortunately, I have put blogging on the back-burner since I got back from my trip, but don’t worry, that will change soon! I have three photo shoots planned for tomorrow, so get ready for more consistent content coming this month!

In the meantime, I finally have a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post up for you guys! I’m sure most of you are sick and tired of hearing about the sale, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to make a post on it. I ordered four items from the sale (technically five, but I thought creating an outfit around a bra would be unnecessary), and I thought it would be fun to create outfits out of the four items I bought. One requirement I have for when I purchase an item, is if I can create at least three different ways that I can wear it in my head. It’s a good rule of thumb to have while shopping in order to make sure that I will get my money’s worth out of it. So, for each item I purchased, I took one of the outfits I created in my head, and put it on paper for y’all. A majority of the items in this collage are a part of the Nordstrom Sale, but if they aren’t on sale, they are at least from Nordstrom! If you aren’t a Nordstrom cardholder, don’t forget that the sale goes public on July 20th!

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Outfit One

What I ordered from the outfit…the shoes.

BP. Mule in ‘Black Suede’ (After Sale, $79.95…Before Sale, $49.90)

BLANKNYC Jeans (not a part of the sale…$88)

FREE PEOPLE Sweater in ‘Black’ (After Sale, $78…Before Sale, $51.90)

BRIXTON Baker Boy Cap in ‘Black’ (After Sale, $48…Before Sale, $31.90)

Outfit Two

What I ordered from the outfit…the sweater.

BP. Balloon Sleeve Sweater in ‘Green Golf’ (After Sale, $49…Before Sale, $31.90)

Citizens of Humanity White Jeans (not a part of the sale…$188)

SARTO BY FRANCO SARTO Sandal in ‘Navy Suede’ (After Sale, $138.95…Before Sale, $89.90)

LE SPECS Sunglasses (After Sale, $89…Before Sale, $58.90)

Outfit Three

What I ordered from the outfit…the sweater.

BP. Pullover in ‘Yellow Sulfur’ (After Sale, $39…Before Sale, $25.90)

STS Black Jeans (After Sale, $59…Sale, $38.90)

HALOGEN Mule (After Sale, $99.95…Sale, $64.90)

FREE PEOPLE Bralette (not a part of the sale…$38)

Outfit Four

What I ordered from the outfit…the shoes.

SOLE SOCIETY Bootie in ‘Porcini’ (After Sale, $109.95…Sale, $72.90)

BLANKNYC Moto Jacket in ‘Evergreen’ (After Sale, $98…Sale, $64.90)

SHIRALEAH Scarf in ‘Tan’ (After Sale, $33…Sale, $21.90)

-Hayley

 

It’s the Great Pumpkin…Outfit!

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| Top: older style, so similar here, and here) | Blanket Scarf: ILYMIX | Jeans: Articles of Society | Boots: Frye (less expensive version here)| Hat: Target |

This week I bring you pictures of me being that super annoying gal who goes to the pumpkin patch just to take pictures. Man oh man, I was getting judged so hard. I could tell all of the employees were thinking, “Oh great, here comes another one,” as soon as they saw me pull up in full makeup and curled hair. Or maybe I was just being paranoid. Either way, I was just trying to build my brand, people!!! And sometimes that involves being really basic.

This is a great casual outfit that is so easy to put together and great for day-to-day wear. I could easily dress this outfit up with some heeled boots and a cute jacket, but I do love it with the blanket scarf and the hat. You’re probably tired of seeing me wear this hat, but it just goes with everything so I can’t stop wearing it! And this blanket scarf is so great. I love how it has the colors of fall leaves, and it’s under $25! I plan on styling this scarf in a different way for a future post!

I am so excited that November is only a day away. I’ve already planned an outfit that involves stretchy pants so that I can eat and drink my weight in carbohydrates on Thanksgiving. The countdown is on, and my belly is ready.

…not going to lie, when I typed, “my belly is ready,” I heard it in a Liam Neeson Taken voice in my head. Take that as you will.

-Hayley

 

Blouson Sweater for Fall

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Leith Sweater J. Crew White JeansUGG Boots (older style, so similar here and here) • Target HatLisi Lerch EarringsTory Burch Crossbody (older style) •

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was a little meh. I’ve just been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately with everything I’ve had going on between work, interning, and school (*cough* group projects *cough*). Feeling so stressed and overwhelmed is never fun, but I have a lot to look forward in the next few months (THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!!! CHRISTMASSSS!!!!!!) so I’m trying to focus on that. My boyfriend is coming to see me this weekend, and I am so excited about that! He always brings the joy, so that should take some stress away. Also, when he comes to town that means its blog photo shoot time, so you can expect a lot of cute looks in the next few months!

This outfit is probably one of my top three favorites that I’ve done on the blog so far. I’ve been obsessed with hats for fall this year. I think that they make an outfit look instantly more stylish. I’ve been obsessed with sweaters this fall too. Which I know isn’t exactly shocking, but I’ve been more drawn to them than usual. Nordstrom really just needs to stop making cute ones. Throw some argyle out there or something and maybe my sweater obsession will cease. This sweater paired with the hat and white jeans just looks so crisp to me, and I felt very “cool” when I wore this outfit. I understand that me saying I felt cool totally negates any coolness I may have actually possessed, but it was a nice feeling.

Also, I’ve gone to Starbucks five times in a row the past couple weeks and they’ve been out of colored fall cups every time, hence the boring white cup in these pictures. Come on, Starbucks! I love you, but you need to give the people what they want!

-Hayley

Slouchy Raspberry Sweater

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BP. Sweater in ‘Pink Raspberry’ • Topshop Jeans (ripped version of my jeans…sold out of non-ripped) • Vince Camuto Booties in ‘Foxy’ • Vestique Necklace (sold out, so similar here and here) •

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend, at least better than I did. I’ve been pretty sick for the past week, and this weekend was it’s peak, so I spent my weekend wearing pajamas and oily hair, surrounded by used kleenexes and various medicines. It was a real rager. I think I watched, oh I don’t know…SEVEN movies in one day! Let’s just say I am very ready to have my health back, and to not be violently coughing and blowing my nose every 5 minutes. Also, I am very tired of chicken noodle soup. Can we all just agree it’s the most boring of all soups?

On a brighter note, here’s a pretty sweater that’s a new favorite in my closet. Gotta love a good hot pink, huh? It makes me so happy! Also seeing pictures of myself where my hair and makeup are done and I don’t look like death like I did this weekend makes me very happy!

I love that you can wear this sweater off the shoulder! I suggest going up one size though for a slightly slouchier off the shoulder look. I did my regular size and I would have been a little more comfortable wearing it off one shoulder if I had had a little extra room from a larger size. They just added this sweater in a light blue color online, so someone please restrain me!

-Hayley

Transition Trench Coat for Fall

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Caslon Trench Coat in ‘Grey’ • Lilly Pulitzer TeeArticles of Society Jeans • Le Specs Sunglasses •

Here we are. We made it through another week, meaning we are one week closer to fall. To celebrate, I watched two Christmas movies this past weekend and I don’t regret it one bit. I know I’m the kind of person that a lot of people cant stand (Cue the “It’s not even October!” crowd), but the holiday season makes me happy, so I’m going to keep milking it for as many months as I can.

I keep dressing warm in the hopes of summoning the cooler temps, but much to my dismay, it hasn’t really been working. I am not one to give up though, so I decided to share this lovely trench coat with you all. Maybe some of you should snag it too in order to bring on the brisk weather that I am in desperate need of. Come on, people! Bring on the dead leaves!

This trench coat is so flattering, as it has an adjustable waist that you can tighten or loosen to your liking. I also love the hood, and the fact that it is longer too, so it will look cute with dresses as well. The color is called ‘grey’ online, but in person it looks like more of a really pale blue to me. I am really looking forward to layering this with a lot of different looks once it starts to actually get cooler outside. I need to get myself a plaid scarf or button-up that has this color somewhere in the pattern to wear with it!

I am finally back in Charleston after being Charlotte for quite some time due to Hurricane Irma. Luckily no damage was done to my place and I am so thankful. I am also super thankful for all of the unexpected time I got to spend with my family and boyfriend while I was home too. Having to evacuate for hurricanes is soooo stressful, but always a blessing in that sense.

-Hayley