Memorial Day Sales
5.30.2016


Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We've had a fun and busy weekend and I hope you are too! As always, thank you so much to our service men and women, and veterans, for all they've done to serve our country!

I wanted to quickly share some of my favorite sales taking place today. Sometimes holiday sales can be overwhelming, so hopefully this is helpful. 

-the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is going on through June 5 with markdowns up to 40% off! If you see something you like I would scoop it up quick because I've been watching things sell out like crazy. I have two colors of this tunic and can't rave about it enough! They're super flattering and can be styled so many ways. I also love this dress (marked down under $35) and this gorgeous romper

-20% off full priced items at ASOS? Yes please!! You all know how much I love to shop there. Use code HISUMMER for 20% off full-priced items.

-Anthropologie has an extra 30% off of sale items.

-Express has 40% off! They have so many cute swimsuits! I love this bikini top

-West Elm has a site-wide buy more, save more sale going on through Monday where you can get up to 25% off with the code MEGASALE!

-LOFT has either 40% or 60% depending on the category!

Joggers
5.26.2016

Dressed up joggers
Topshop black tank
Dressed up jogger pants
Topshop tank top
James Jeans jogger pants
Gray jogger pants with a black tank and heels
Simple black tank
Topshop tank
Dressy jogger pants
Black and gray for summer
Tank: Topshop (this year's version | these are the best!!)
Joggers: c/o James Jeans (wearing a 27, but could have worn a 26)
Heels: Steve Madden (similar) | Bag: Vince
Sunnies: Karen Walker (similar for $20) | Necklace: Kendra Scott

How amazing are these joggers?? I've previously only owned joggers that were sweatpants, so I jumped all over the idea of a dressy pair. I can't believe how comfy they are while also being so chic! I wore these on Saturday for a 12 hour dance recital day (with flat sandals), and then again on Tuesday to work with pumps and a more conservative top, so I think that proves just how versatile and comfortable they are. Also, can we talk about how they are the perfect shade of gray? Gray can be tricky, but these are the perfect tone that don't give off sweatpant vibes.

I was so happy to get a few hours of sunshine in between storms yesterday to shoot this look! The weather has been crazy here in Missouri! This morning alone it's been sunny and now dark and stormy. There is rain in the forecast for the next 15 days, so hopefully I can shoot some outfits at some point!

One last change in subject... But what are your favorite lightweight foundations that still have a bit of coverage?? I LOVE and swear by my Estee Lauder Double Wear, but need a lightweight, natural looking foundation for summer days outside, on the lake, etc. I've tried several BB creams and feel like they do absolutely nothing at all, so share your secrets with me!! I'm hoping to go to Sephora tonight but in the meantime I'm researching Double Wear Light, the Urban Decay Naked Complexion Perfector, and the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. 

Summer Finds Under $50
5.25.2016

Top: ASOS (worn in this outfit post) | Lip color: Sephora Cream Lip Stain #13

I'm honestly not sure how it's already the end of May, but with Memorial Day coming up in under a week I know that summer weather is about to arrive! I've been good to stock up on staple items the past couple of months, so my shopping from this point on will focus more on adding fun + affordable pieces to my wardrobe! I talk about this often, but I can get so bored with shorts + a tank top or tee. Is anyone else really over v-necks?? haha. I think the key is finding tops with some kind of unique detail and then accessorizing well! So, below I've curated some of my favorite summer finds all under $50! 

A couple more things...

Definitely check out Zara for unique, affordable finds! I sadly can't put their stuff in my widgets, but I love going through their pieces and you can filter by price on their site. This top and these shorts are definitely on my wish list.

Also, the Nordstrom half-yearly sale kicked off today! You can get a lot of great pieces up to 40% off including this romper, and this dress.

The Prettiest Pink
5.23.2016

Casual spring-to-summer outfit
Rose pink high-neck tank
Split-back tank
Dressed up tank top
Mauve-pink tank top
Pink high-neck tank top
Karen Walker Super Duper
Split-back top
Casual summer date night outfit
Tank: ASOS | Jeans: AG (run a bit big due to stretch)
Bag: Zara (updated version here) | Heels: ASOS (similar here & here)
Sunnies: Karen Walker ($16 look-a-like here) | Lips: Sephora Cream Lip Stain #13

How was your weekend? Anyone else have a serious case of the Monday blues this week? My weekend seemed to evaporate in the blink of an eye. Friday night I helped throw a bridal shower, Saturday I logged about 12 hours for dance recitals, and yesterday I did a ton of much-needed cleaning around the house. Needless to say, I'm feeling accomplished but pretty sleepy this morning.

As soon as I found this tank online I knew I had to have it. The color is absolutely perfect! I also love the higher neckline and split back...details that make it a little more interesting than your average summer tank top. I think the split back will be so cute over high-rise cutoffs this summer! Also, please forgive my dirty, messy bun. After a long day of cleaning, doing my hair for photos was about the last thing I wanted to do ;)  


Olive Green for Summer
5.20.2016

Cold shoulder top with denim shorts
Cold shoulder top with jean shorts
Cute dressy-casual summer outfit
Olive green off-the-shoulder top
Summer outfit for going out
Off-the-shoulder top with jean shorts
Top: Forever 21 (also comes in pink) | Shorts: Levi's
Bag: Zara (this year's version)
Heels: ASOS (sold out but still available in black (if between sizes, go up 1/2 size; similar here, here & here)
Choker: ASOS | Lip color: Sephora Cream Lip Stain in #13

Happy Friday! I'm so so happy that this work week is coming to a close. Working in school PR, my busiest weeks are inevitably the start of the school year and end of the school year. So, now that school is out and dance classes are wrapping up, I'm hoping to have a little more time, sleep and sanity the next couple of months! Speaking of dance though... Our spring recitals are tomorrow and I'm going to have a 12-13 hour day. I'm crying inside already!!

Onto my outfit... I love love love this top (just $15)! When I found it online a few weeks ago this outfit idea immediately came to mind, so I was excited to finally style it and post it for you guys. You know how much I love my olive green and earth tones... :)

As I was looking for swimsuits (we're heading to the lake with family Memorial Day weekend), I came across a great sale I thought I would share... Urban Outfitters has 20% off all dresses through Monday, and they have some really cute and unique options! I need a dress for a wedding in a few weeks, so I'll be checking out the sale myself!   


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