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

 

Window Shopping Wants: May

Window Shopping Wants

It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve done a Window Shopping Wants post! Which is funny because I definitely have not stopped window shopping haha. Enjoy!

one (These also come in white and I’ve been eying them forever!) // two // three (Soooo cute and only $35!) // four // five (I have this in yellow and it is my favorite top! It is $55!) // six // seven // eight (Actually just ordered these for myself! I can’t wait to get them in!)

-Hayley

Accessorizing With a Neck Scarf

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Soprano Top (old, similar here, and here) // J. Crew Jeans // Marc Fisher Wedges // Urban Outfitters Neck Scarf // Lisi Lerch Earrings

Hello friends! How was your Easter weekend? I can’t believe that Easter has already passed. This year is just flying by. How can I get school to go by quickly, but get every other moment to slow down?

I wore this outfit a couple weeks ago when I was in Memphis with my dad over spring break. I had planned to take cute blog photos in it around Memphis, especially in front of Sun Studio where Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash recorded songs. But unfortunately when my dad and I went to go take pictures, not only was the sky super dreary and grey, but it was extremely windy too. I couldn’t get one cute shot because the wind would be blowing my hair in some whacky direction. And because I have no patience and get easily frustrated when taking blog pictures (Fun Fact: It’s my least favorite part of the entire blog process), I finally gave up because I knew it was a waste of our time. I ended up having zero curl left in my hair after the excursion. My boyfriend ended up taking these pictures for me when I got back to Charlotte. I wish they could be cute Memphis photos for y’all!

I am really enjoying the neck scarf trend right now, and I really like what they add to an outfit! I feel like I look trendy and classic at the same time when I wear them, if that makes any sense. Do you remember my romper from this post? I plan on wearing the neck scarf with it, and I think it will look so cute!

I hope you are all having a fantastic week! I am very excited for the next couple months because I have some really cute outfits planned for you all!

-Hayley

Casual Embroidered Top Under $40

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BP. Top // Articles of Society Jeans (similar here) // Tory Burch Sandals // Whitley V Necklace (similar here) // Target Hat (similar here and here)

And just like that, spring break is over. I am not ready to be back at school. But I’m trying to look on the bright side, because the fact that spring break is over means I am a little bit closer to being done with this semester. Since I got back to Charleston from spring break, I have been in a bit of a funk. Do you ever feel like you’re falling behind in several parts of your life? That’s how I’ve been feeling. I feel like schoolwork is reaching the point in the semester when it’s nothing but overwhelming and I just want to be finished with it all. Also, during the couple months before break, I had gotten into the habit of running multiple times per week, and it started to become a big part of my routine. But while I was gone for break I didn’t run or work out at all, and it has taken me few days to get back into the swing of my workout schedule since I’ve been home, and I think it’s been dragging me down emotionally. Same with eating healthy. I try to eat generally pretty healthy when I am in Charleston, but I love food, and it’s not hard for me to fall off the wagon when I am in Charlotte, or when my boyfriend comes to town. Anyways…the point of this whiny tangent was just to say that sometimes we all get in a funk, and that nobody’s life is perfect. When you look on social media, and read luxury style blogs everyday like I do, it’s easy to forget that everyone has bad days. I just want to be transparent on here, and I thought a realistic life update would be more refreshing to read than, “This top is great, you should buy it.” Or maybe it was a huge downer, I don’t know lol.

On a brighter note though, this top really is great…you should buy it (gotta get that plug in). Jokes aside, I really am very pleased with this top. Not only is it a good price, but it’s a very good quality (a thick t-shirt material), and very comfortable. I’m sure you will be seeing me wearing it a lot this spring and summer.

I hope you all are having a great week so far!! I know I will get out of my funk very soon, I think I just need to get back into my normal routine! Thanks for reading to the end, if you managed to make it!

-Hayley