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

February Instagram Round-Up

Here is a round-up of all of the products I wore in all of my February Instagram posts! You can follow me on Instagram here!

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Vest (old, similar here & here) // Turtleneck (runs small, size up) // Jeans // Booties (30% off!) // Earrings

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Top // Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Clutch (old, similar here & here)

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Turtleneck (old, similar here & here) // Jeans // Booties (40% off!!!) // Hat (similar here) // Clutch (old, similar here & here)

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White Top (old, similar here & here) // Curling Iron

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Top // Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here)

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Turtleneck (old, similar here) // Jacket (40% off and low in stock, so same jacket, different color here) // Sunglasses (similar here) // Earrings

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Top (old, similar here & here) // Jeans (sold out, similar here) // Shoes (old, similar here) // Choker Necklace (old, similar here)

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Turtleneck (old, similar here & here) // Jeans // Booties (40% off!!!) // Hat (old, similar here) // Clutch (old, similar here & here)

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Vest (old, so similar here & here) // Turtleneck (runs small, size up) // Jeans // Booties (30% off!)

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Sweater (40% off!) // White Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Earrings

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Jacket (40% off but low in stock, so same jacket different color here) // Turtleneck (old, similar here) // Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Sunglasses (similar here) // Earrings

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Dress (old, similar here & here) // Shoes (40% off! and available for 50% off here!)

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Sweater (40% off!) // White Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Earrings

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Shoes

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Dress (can be found ON SALE here, here, AND here! Get it while you still can!)

 

Spring Dress Fever

spring dresses

dress one // dress two // dress three // dress four // dress five // dress six // dress seven

Maybe I am a little biased considering that I handpicked all of these to be in this collage, but I am obsessed with all of these dresses. I love fun dresses with bright colors, tassels, and pom poms. Oh, and I am still a sucker for anything off the shoulder. Everyone else is probably over these trends, but they are still making frequent appearances in my shopping cart.

Anyone else feeling the need to get super tan after seeing all of these models in these dresses? Lol me and you both.

-Hayley

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017!

Hello, friends! Today is a day of celebration…a day of rejoicing and happiness. No, it’s not my birthday, but it’s pretty close. It’s the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I woke up at 5:30 am for this. I can’t wake up at 7 to go to the gym, but I can wake up even earlier to shop? Yeah, that’s an issue I might have to address at some point. Anyways, I am so so so excited because I got some good stuff this year. For me, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the opportunity to buy anything I need for the coming fall, such as a certain pair boots, jacket, coat, etc. It’s a great sale for buying necessities and basics because you get them at a discounted price, but you are still getting something that you will get a lot of use out of for the approaching colder seasons, giving you a little more bang for your buck. Plus, fall is my favorite season, especially when it comes to the clothes, so I am always really excited to shop this sale. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bright colors of spring and summer, but I love the styling that goes into all of the layers and textures of fall clothing.

I pride myself on being a “smart impulse buyer” (I’m sure my dad isn’t too proud of this). I try to be as smart as one can possibly be when buying clothes at 6 o’clock in the morning from a sale that they have absolutely no idea what exactly will be featured in it. But hey, at least I try. Here’s how I strategize when I shop this sale:

I go into the sale knowing exactly what I need, and this year I needed a new pair of tan ankle boots. The ones I bought last year are really worn down from me wearing them so much, so it was time for a new pair. I also knew that I was looking for some sunglasses and a couple of sweaters that I can wear during the fall. So I go look at the boots section and sunglass section of the sale first, so I can get the most important (I use that term loosely in this context) items checked off first. I found a pair of ankle boots, but I did not find a pair of sunglasses that I felt were worth the price, or that I loved enough to buy anyway, so I kicked the sunglasses to the curb.

Then I look through (practically) every single page of the women’s part of the sale. And what I do (and I do this all the time when I’m bored and just online window shopping), is just take everything I see that I like, and add it to my cart. I don’t think about it, just add. We are trying to be efficient here, people. After I finish looking at everything, and feel satisfied that I have seen everything I am interested in, I go to my cart, and that is where I always narrow things down. What do I absolutely not need, and what are my least favorites? I don’t have tons o’cash that I can just throw around, so smart decisions have to be made. Any sweater that I want, I have to make sure that I can come up with at least three different ways I can wear it, and three different places I can wear it, in my head. I don’t want to buy something that I can only wear once, because than it’s not worth the price, even if it is marked down.

Finally, I narrow down my decision and make sure I have the budget for my final choices, and woohoo! I am all done! Am I cut off from spending for the next two months? Absolutely. But, am I happy? Yes, and that’s all that matters in the end, right? *attempts to muster a half-hearted smile as I calculate what groceries I won’t be getting this month*

I hope that my strategizing helps you when you shop this fantastic sale! I like to think of myself as a machine when I shop it, and my dream is that you will too (lol I crack myself up).

So, y’all want to see what I bought? Here it is!:

Trouvé Off the Shoulder Poplin Sweater  in ‘Burgundy-White Combo’ • Sale price: $58.90 • After sale: $89 •

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Vince Camuto Francia Bootie in ‘Foxy’ • Sale price: $99.90 • After sale: $149.95 •

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Caslon Swing Back Coat in ‘Grey’ • Sale price: $99.90 • After sale: $149 •

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BP. Cutout Neck Pullover in ‘Black’ • Sale price: $31.90 • After sale: $49 •

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Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee in ‘White” • Sale price: $15.90 • After sale: $24 •

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Now for some honorable mentions who didn’t quite make the cut…

Free People Electric City Pullover Sweater in ‘Blue’ • Sale price: $64.90 • After sale: $98 •

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BLANKNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket in ‘Just Pine’ • Sale price: $64.90 • After sale: $98 •

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BP. Tweed Baseball Cap • Sale price: $15.90 • After sale: $25 •

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Oliver Gal The Perfect Blue Pair Canvas Wall Art • Sale price: $76.90 • After sale: $115 •

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…to all of my fellow Sex and the City fans out there, you know why this canvas is amazing.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and that it was at least a little helpful to you! What do you think of my purchases? Leave a comment and let me know! Alright, now I’m going to go crawl into a hole for the rest of the day and try to forget about the money that I don’t have anymore.

-Hayley