2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale truth

MY 6 picks from the nordstrom anniversary sale

I know you’ve heard, (hell, I’m sure everyone and their mama has heard by now) that the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and you can shop now if you’re a card holder and in a few days for those that are not. I’ve shopped this sale in the past years and have really loved it. It’s usually a great one to add new Fall trend items to your closet for the transition period from summer to Fall. I’m spilling the tea on this years sale and why I’m not really giving two SIPS for it compared to the past years. I know I’m about to bust a few bubbles, but I want to be as transparent as I can be on my blog and to give you all my honest opinions about everything…..the good and the not so good…..Click to read the full post and see the 6 items I purchased from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Why!

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red hot summer date night looks

WHAT TO WEAR FOR SUMMER DATE NIGHTS

My husband and I make it a priority to have a date night at least once a week. It’s our chance to step away from the endless to do lists that come from parenting, working, and just being an adult. It’s a chance for us to talk about our hopes and dreams (yes, we are still adults with hopes and dreams) without the interruptions and distractions of home life, a time for us to reconnect. Another reason I look forward to these nights (mainly it’s the wine, ha! and food) is because they might be my only chance to dress up that week and I have fun dressing up for my husband on date nights.

Summer Date Nights are no different, aside from the blazing heat and high humidity that I have grown accustom to in the South. For this reason, dresses are usually my go to on date nights or a cute……

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8 of the hottest summer trends to shop during the mdw sales

Memorial Weekend always feels like the kick start to Summer Vacation. School is out for the kiddos and we usually are spending the weekend beach side! Even though living on the coast in the South pretty much feels like Summer 80% of the year, there’s just something about Memorial Weekend that makes it seem official! So I figured now was the perfect time to spill all the tea about Summer Fashion….what’s newly trending, what trends are carrying over and what I am currently coveting and have in my online shopping cart waiting for those killer sales this weekend. Let’s dive right in all of the trends and then talk about all of the amazing sales going on this weekend to get you #Summerready in the style department and save you lots of money in the process! So first things first, Let’s talk about the latest…….

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Memorial Day looks for less

WHAT TO WEAR - Memorial Day LOOKS FOR UNDER $35

Memorial Day is fast approaching and if you’re on the hunt for a budget friendly look, I’ve got you covered! All of these pieces are under $35 and hard to pass up!

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5 things to do every Sunday to crush your monday

5 SIMPLE THINGS TO DO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT TO CRUSH MONDAYS

My Mondays were so chaotic from the time my feet hit the floor until the time I crashed into bed! and believe me, I crashed! Chasing your tail all day long is EXHAUSTING! And what was so frustrating was feeling like I didn’t really accomplish anything. Basically the day was running me because I wasn’t prepared, I didn’t make a plan, and I spent Monday making a plan for the rest of the week. So one Sunday evening when the Sunday Scaries started creeping in, (you know, the anxiety about all of the things you need to do in the week ahead) I decided I would start making a strategic plan for Monday and the week ahead on Sunday evenings and it has been my Sunday night routine ever since.

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Carolina K Swimsuit

FRIDAY FAVORITES - SWIM FAVORITES FROM SHOPBOP

With Spring Break in the midst and Summer fast approaching, let’s get your pool game poppin’ with these top swimsuits picks from Shopbop! I love getting swimsuits that are different and unique. Shopbop is such a great source for me to find styles that are a step up from those BASIC “mom suits” you see all Summer at the pool! When I saw this swim suit from Carolina K, I just had to have it! I love Frida and it reminds me of her mixed with the lady with the fruit on her head…..you know, the one Carmen Miranda played in Copacabana! I’ve always wanted to……

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HOW TO BOOST YOUR INSTAGRAM POST REACH WITH HASHTAGS - and the best ones to use

It seems like lately, I am constantly discussing instagram engagement rate/reach strategies with fellow boss babe business women, locally, and the ones I’ve come to meet through the blogging/instagram world. The instagram algorithm has changed, yet again, and this always causes such an uproar. Sometimes the shift in algorithm can affect your engagement rate and your reach or impressions. If instagram isn’t changing their algorithm then their updating something else where they….

theory blush cami dress and fur bolero

TOP OF THE TOWN - THE BALCONY ON CHURCH STREET

The Balcony on Church Street is an event venue in downtown Fairhope, Alabama with a wrap around balcony giving you panoramic views of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street! It’s in the heart of downtown and I’ve seen many events happening from below, and frankly, was a little jealous I was not at these soirees that were looking like something straight out of a movie scene! It can accommodate roughly….

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Alexis gold gown

“GOWN” BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - A TRIBUTE TO A LOCAL ICONIC DOWNTOWN FAIRHOPE BUILDING

As a local real estate agent, I love getting the inside scoop on all of the new developments in the works in my small home town. Fairhope, Alabama is growing at a rapid rate and being knowledgeable of everything going on is key in helping my clients make the best decision for their investment, or most importantly, for their family when choosing a home to live in! It’s such a passion of mine to be able to help people find that perfect property! I dug deep at the start of the new year and really wanted to figure out a way to merge my two worlds and passions of real estate and fashion for the blog and decided to just…..

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$16 Amazon Skirt Find

$16 AMAZON SKIRT FIND

Another day, another fabulous Amazon find! This $16 skirt should be in everyone’s closet! It comes in several colors and the quality is up to my standards! I chose this leopard print, but I have a feeling I’ll be going back for a solid color pretty soon! It would be perfect dressed up for church! I paired this leopard print version with my Gucci tee and my TOPSHOP faux leather Moto jacket I got at a steal! $49 steal of a deal to be exact! Get all of the details of this look……..

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the most versatile top in my closet right now

I love a top that can take me from work to date night, to a cocktail party, or Sunday morning church, and then also pairs just as well with my favorite pair of distressed mom jeans! This lace top by Wayf is one of those tops for me. I’ve styled it so many different ways this Fall and Holiday season and I know that I’ll continue……

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6 TIPS THAT HELP ME STAY CONSISTENT WITH WORKING OUT

It’s the New Year and with that comes all of the New Years Resolutions and goals to spark positive changes in our lives! And with each year that passes, one resolution continues to be on the top as far as popularity goes…..the “working out consistently” resolution! Alot of people struggle after the “newness” of the year wears off to hold to their resolution of working out consistently, so I thought I’d share 6 things I implement in my own life that help me stay consistent with working out on the daily.

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VP TRAVELS - Montenegro guide part 1

On our recent trip to the coast of Montenegro, we had the pleasure of staying in the town of Tivat. Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka Kotorska bay of Montenegro. It is the youngest town in the Boka region, but that doesn’t stop it from having a lot of interesting and attractive destinations like the Renaissance Summer House Buca in the centre of city, Ostrvo Cvijeca (flowers’ island) with sacred monuments, Gornja Lastva, the magnificent beach at Plavi Horizonti and the island Sveti Nikola to name a few. But there is one place that tops the list and should not be missed – Porto Montenegro. Tivat is one of the hottest spots on the Mediterranean because of….

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4 hot summer prints you need to be wearing now

 

Summer time is in full force! and it's probably my most favorite time of the year! (it's a close tie with Christmas). The warmer weather, sunshine, and weekend beach getaways bring more opportunities for me to wear prints/patterns. I'm highlighting the top 4 hottest prints for Summer that should be in your closet RIGHT NOW! Whether you love pattern from head to toe or are just looking to add a little into your life, these 4 will leave you feeling "PRINTASTIC".  

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I'm loving this whole 2 piece set trend. It makes dressing so easy...easy like grade school days when your mom is laying out your clothes for you....NO BRAINER EASY! (Gosh I miss those days...even though at the time, I gave my mom complete H-E-DOUBLE L  for everything she would try to dress me in (I was a little strong willed to say the least). Back to the two piece sets.... 

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BREEZY BLAZERS 

I'm all about outfit staples, OKKKUUURRRTTT!!!! >> (Have you seen Jimmy Fallon's interview with Cardi B!? I DIE!!) If I had to choose one that I thought carries its weight in GOLD, (besides blue jeans, of course) and that I couldn't live without (besides my leather jacket) it would be the blazer. It's a piece you can wear and style so many different ways, and get a different look each time you wear it.

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