Monthly Archives: July 2017

fifteen links.


(image via gal meets glam)

in less than two weeks marty and i will be on our way to ireland to visit our dear friends and i CANNOT WAIT. but also i feel like theres a lot to do to prepare and i’ve been scouring the internet for packing and traveling tips. please send any you have to offer my way!

maybe one day i’ll do outfit posts again. its just blazing hot here in the summer that all i want to wear are dresses that don’t touch my body and those posts would get a little monotonous. also, its just too hard to take photos or try and make myself take photos. in the meantime, here’s some links!

  1. i have these loeffler randall fenton rain boots i’m planning to take on the trip. apparently its not as cool to wear wellies out and about in ireland, but i also don’t want to step in poop or get soaked, so i’m glad i have these not-so-obvious rain boots.
  2. i’m also obsessively looking for slip on sneakers to take. this vince pair is my number one choice, but paying $100 for sneakers to wear in a place where there’s always a chance of rain is not ideal. i’m leaning towards this steve madden pair, but i really dislike the little steve madden logo thing on the back. anyone have any ideas on how to take that off?
  3. this j.crew trench coat is coming with me to ireland! i was very lucky and got an awesome deal on it last year end of season.
  4. still updating my nordstrom anniversary sale post frequently! the sale ends august 6, so theres plenty of time to shop!!
  5. i grew up going to “the drugstore” with my grandparents whenever i would visit them in cross plains. i have great memories of sharing a milkshake with my memaw here! its sad that places like this are few and far between these days.
  6. the story of this mom at yoga is SO FUNNY.
  7. i LOVE the new bravo show “sweet home oklahoma.” if you haven’t watched, please find it on demand and start right now. i literally laugh out loud all through every episode (which makes me look really special since i’m normally watching at the gym). anyways, jennifer and josh are two of the main cast members (and the funniest), and their story is really inspiring. if they can make it though all the crap they’ve been through together, then there’s hope for us all.
  8. ripped jeans are my favorite jeans, but every pair inevitably ends up looking like a pair of one teaspoon trashed freebirds (this post is a good example of that). definitely going to try this trick.
  9. i spent a lot of time watching videos on krista’s youtube channel this weekend. this dry shampoo review video inspired me to give dry shampoo another chance soon.
  10. i am appalled that this many humans exist that think “medium rare chicken” is a thing. what is wrong with people?!
  11. i recently started following leanne on instagram and went down a rabbit hole on her blog of sewing tutorials. i inherited my grandmothers sewing machine but i don’t even know how to turn it on. maybe i should learn so i can make all the t-shirt dresses.
  12. i anxiously awaited each installment of anna and her husband’s love story, and you GUYS. its a good one. if you have time, i recommend reading all three parts. such an awesome and encouraging story about following your heart AND god’s timing.
  13. a bloggers job is to paint a “perfect” picture and though i understand that, i LOVE it when bloggers get real. brighton and meghan both had really encouraging, really relatable posts this week about handling those negative head space days.
  14. why why WHY do these shoes exist?
  15. i want to make this turkey pesto meatloaf asap!!!
sales & steals: the nordstrom sale.


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literally everyone and their brother is talking about the nordstrom anniversary sale and i’m so annoyed of it but i feel like a lot of my friends and family don’t know about it. SO, i’m going to do this one post and update it as i find good things and hopefully help y’all find some good deals.

if you don’t have a nordstrom card, its super easy to apply here. i just have the debit card and it gives me access to the sale just like credit card members.

okay. so my favorite things from the sale so far:

beauty:
literally the only thing i’ve bought so far from the sale is this living proof set. its 3 FULL SIZED products! and when i bought it, i was able to snag the free gift with purchase of 2 travel sized products, too. i literally got nearly $100 worth of product for $45. unreal.

i’m also thinking about buying this alterna set before the sale is over. i got the travel sized products in a sephora reward a few weeks ago and i’m loving them!

these voluspa candles are amazing! now is a good time to stock up on them to have on hand for last minute gifts

one of my friends at work has this donna karan lotion, and i’ve heard rave reviews about the deodorant. i’ll probably grab this $25 set soon!

women’s:
i am OBSESSED with this adidas t-shirt and these adidas leggings are in my cart as we speak.


the exact replica of this zara shirt (from this post) is included in the sale in tons of colors. these are also a similar pair of loafers, that actually look like better quality for less than i paid for my zara pair.

obsessed with this pocket tee.

this is a GREAT deal on a north face rain jacket. i’m really debating it for ireland!


my marc fisher chelsea booties that i’m wearing in this post in black.

these stuart weitzman OTK boots are a great deal if you’re looking to invest in a pair!


my trusty nike air max thea sneakers in a super cool embossed croc-ish print.


the pair rag & bone jeans i’m wearing in this post as well as a very similar flowy plaid button down.


these j.crew jeans from this post are the BEST. i have 3 pairs of them! and though this pair of rag & bone boots isn’t floral, thats a great price for such a closet staple investment piece!


i bought these zella leggings during last year’s anniversary sale (seen in this post) and they definitely live up to the hype!

men’s:
i really want to get marty every colorway of these nike roshe two sneakers.

the wash on these the rail t-shirts looks really cool and comfortable.

love this thermal henley-perfect for layering in the fall and winter!

this herschel supply co. backpack would make a great carry-on.

i didn’t know nordstrom carried le labo!! this set would make a great gift! santal 33 smells DIVINE.

home:
a gold bar cart for under $150? all the praise hands.

looooove the marble on this s’well water bottle.

this rug is beautiful.