This + That // Sales + Steals

July 21, 2017

I keep forgetting that tomorrow is my birthday. The big 3-1. I honestly feel like as soon as you have a precious baby in your life - whose needs and happiness come way before yours - things like adult birthdays become less and less of a big deal. And what more could I ask for this year when I already have a sweet, healthy baby I can't get enough of?! We will actually be traveling tomorrow, which is totally fine by me. SO looking forward to spending a week at the beach with our family. I always remember there being so.many sales around my birthday each year, and this year is no exception. PSA (in case you haven't seen 1 million posts about it already), the the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now longer for card members only. That means we can all get access to the discounted stuff! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

  • A. FAVORITE READ // “Ask Jean: The ‘No-Makeup’ Must-Have?” via Goop (More Jean Godfrey June (her Coveteur features were part of my Current Vibes post from Wednesday). Spoiler alert, her no-makeup must-have is cream blush – specifically Olio e Osso. I obviously bought it. Totally agree with her that flushed cheeks and a pretty lip instantly make you look fresh!)
  • B. FAVORITE PIN // this via (Searched but can’t find the original source, help!)
  • C. FAVORITE INSTAGRAM // @sugarandcloth (I’ve got beaches and oceans on the brain since we leave for Kiawah Island tomorrow and just loved this shot of a swimming pig Ashley captured in The Bahamas!)
  • D. FAVORITE OUTFIT // Lauren Skruggs Kennedy

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: The must see summer event – 40% off everything with code MUSTSHOP. (One would think that it is far too hot here for anything with sleeves, but when the restaurants crank the AC, sleeves in the form of a pretty blouse like this one are a god-send.)
  • Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale items! (Tons of great knits to throw on with a pair of denim shorts! After cleaning through my t-shirt drawers, I need to replenish. Love this, this, and this.)
  • Athleta: Semi-annual sale! Up to 60% off online and in stores. (Tanks like this are my favorite right now while I’m nursing and this one is a great price! Also, how cute is this!?)
  • Banana Republic: Limited time offer on dresses, skirts, and blouses! (This is the most perfect piece that everyone needs in their wardrobe! To wear alone or layer.)
  • Barneys New York: Up to 75% off! (Love, love this color.)
  • BaubleBar: Enjoy up to 30% off! Take 30% off $150+ with code MOODLIFT30 and 20% off no minimum with code MOODLIFT20. (These are so pretty, yet subtle and would look awesome with a white dress or tee.)
  • Bloomingdales: Summer Break – save up to 60% off. (This price is crazy good.)
  • Bluemercury: Good hair Fridays! Luxury treats with any $50 hair care purchase!
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy an extra 50% off sale!
  • CB2: Up to 35% off select outdoor furniture. (So pretty!)
  • Chicwish: Enjoy an extra 10% off orders over $50 with code NEF10. (This is adorable.)
  • Club Monaco: New markdowns – up to 65% off. (Loving the little details on this like the tie shoulder and swiss dot underlay.)
  • Crate & Barrel: 20% off bedding, mattresses, and box springs. (How cozy does this look?)
  • Free People: 50% off select summer styles through Sunday! (This style looks super flattering.)
  • Gap: Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off with code MORE. (Might need to order this guy in every single color. High-neck sports bras like this one are my jam right now.)
  • H&M: Free shipping over $40 with code 0040. (TONS of great new arrivals. Like this, these, and this.)
  • Intermix: New styles added to the sale! (How incredible are these? Beyond.)
  • J.Crew: Extra 40% off sale styles with code SHOPSALE. (This is adorable, not sure how I’m just now seeing it!)
  • J.Crew Factory: Extra 50% off clearance with code CLEAROUT. (These in the saddle color would be perfect going into fall since they’re suede.)
  • kate spade new york: Enjoy a striped notebook with your full priced purchase of $198 or more from the back to school shop!
  • Loeffler Randall: The sale is still going strong…just make sure to scoop your size before they sell out! (These are by far the most comfortable shoes I have bought as of late and the bronzer color is on sale!)
  • LOFT: 50% off everything with code SUMMER17. (This looks super cute and I love the color. Obsessed with the style of this dress.)
  • Lou & Grey: 30% off all sale styles! (A t-shirt dress with pockets? Sign me up.)
  • Madewell: Extra 30% off all sale styles with code THINKING. (This is adorable and would be perfect paired with white denim, jean shorts, or even blue jeans. Its nice and thin for the warmer weather, too! I tried this on in the store and loved it, but never bought it – the sale price is making it pretty appealing!)
  • Mango: Sale! Everything at 50%, 60%, and 70% off. (These are a great, go with everything color!)
  • Net-A-Porter: Final clearance! Extra 20% off select sale items labeled “sale must have”! (This is such a great buy! Perfect for weddings.)
  • Nordstrom: Anniversary sale has opened to everyone! Ends August 6th! (To be honest, I haven’t purchased a single thing from the anniversary sale – whoops. Been too preoccupied with leaving town and flying with a babe for the first time! BUT, it’s a great time to stock up on these, which are my fave! All I want to buy as of late is denim, despite these hot temps, and this pair is already in my cart! $100 off is a great deal!)
  • Old Navy: 30% off your order through tomorrow!! (Obsessed with the wash and fit of these – the price is pretty great, too. The white version of this reminds me a lot of Ace and Jig!)
  • Rag & Bone: Extra 30% off sale – use code SUMMER30! (These would be a great investment for fall and the color would go with everything!)
  • Saks: Final sale! Up to 70% off. (How fun are these?! Also, been dying to try these – everyone seems to really like them.)
  • Serena & Lily: Up to 30% off all lighting!
  • Steve Madden: 25% off exclusives + free shipping with code HOT. (Kind of loving these in the black and white.)
  • Stuart Weitzman: All sale – take 50% off! (These are on sale in the red and blue – both colors are amazing.)
  • TIBI: Sale Finale – extra 15% off with code SALE15. (This is adorable for fall.)
  • Tuckernuck: Summer sale! (These are the perfect color and would go with everything. Also probably pretty comfortable with the platform! We can’t get enough Loeffler this season! Not on sale, but I am dying for these – the perfect color and heel height for this new mama.)
  • West Elm: Extra 20% off sale!

Some Steals:

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Stripes + Red Embroidery

July 20, 2017

Quick! It's 100+ degrees out, what do you wear? Answer: a dress. And for me that means a dress that isn't body hugging, let's me wear a normal bra, has a long enough hemline that I can bend over and not be exposed, and can go from day to night depending on the accessories. Even better if it's sleeveless for oven-like temperatures. Sounds like a tall order but with all the brand and retailer sites I bounce around on for the weekly sales + steals post I've managed to find several dresses that fit my wish list criteria. One such dress that continued to catch my eye week after week was this stripe embroidered midi dress from kate spade. I don't usually gravitate towards red but the vivid embroidery was in all the right places and made the neutral white and grey stripe background come alive.

 

ksny always has a great mix of dresses – from fancy party frocks and classic sheaths to easy sundresses and more casual pieces – and the variety means that I can almost always find more than one dress I need/want each season. The stripe + embroidery combo even comes in a sleeved version with a tie waist! I went with the sleeveless style because I loved the embroidered straps, length, tiered patio silhouette, and smocked back panel. Super comfortable and so easy breezy. And though I’m “all dresses all the time” right now, the stripe + embroidery goodness also extends to this top!

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GoWeave Slip Dress

July 18, 2017

I'd like the file the summertime cold under "things I don't understand." Congested sinuses, machine gun sneezes, and a sore throat - all things that encompass a traditional cold - all make the most sense when it's actually cold outside. Feeling this way when it feels like 105 degrees is just...weird. And annoying. If you can't tell, I'm suffering from a summer cold. Not ideal. Hoping that it clears up soon so I can stop complaining and stop blowing my nose.

Stupid cold aside, I'm really excited to share this slip dress! From all the slip style dresses I've posted in the past couple months it might be obvious that I have a thing for the silhouette...

 

I love slip dresses. I could go on and on about why but the simple fact is that for me, they’re really easy to throw on and feel good. This one from Everlane is a little different than the others I’ve shared in that it’s made with Japanese GoWeave. What’s that you ask? It’s a crease-resistant and cooling textile that has a subtle texture (almost like a grosgrain) and a nice silky drape. While it’s not something you can roll up in a suitcase and throw on immediately (I did this for a wedding a month ago and it does require a little pressing after being folded in a bag) the GoWeave makes it a lot more forgiving than silk in the wrinkle-resistant department.

I really like the “rose” hue I have on (it’s the color of Piglet’s face from Winnie the Pooh, right?) but the dress comes in three other colors…I’m on the waitlist for the black version in my size. The one draw back I’ve found is that it can’t be worn with a traditional strapless bra. I wear it with a sticky bra and it looks totally fine but given that it’s summer and I sweat like I’m running a marathon even when I’m standing still (a super feminine trait that I LOVE) sticky bras are not my friend this time of year. Poor me, I know.

Did I mention that this dress is a hand wash piece? No dry-cleaning = WIN. I’m wearing a zero if that helps!

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This + That // Sales + Steals

July 14, 2017

I have a feeling that you all are more than aware that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off this week. It's hard to miss the memo when #nsale is taking over your Instagram feed. I get it - there are great deals to be had! But it can be a little overwhelming to skim all the price cuts across to many categories. My approach for shopping the sale (and promoting it, for that matter) is to wear blinders while browsing and flag the stuff I already use (like neuLash), and love (like the softest pj's) and already know are awesome (like Natori's Feathers Bra). This helps me not go wayyyy overboard. Just my take on the madness that is #nsale! And anniversary sale aside, there are tons of other great discounts running through the weekend that deserve to be shopped! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: 40% off pants and shorts with code BOTTOMSUP. (These would be amazing with a white tee or tank. Perfect for those air conditioned restaurants!)
  • Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale items! (How cute would this be as a coverup?)
  • Athleta: Refer a friend and get 20% off one regular priced item. (Its most certainly NOT sweatshirt weather here, but this one would come in handy to wear to the gym come fall. Also love this tank.)
  • Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase! (This easy maxi dress is effortless and perfect for hot summer nights!)
  • Bluemercury: Good hair Fridays! Luxury treats with any $50 hair care purchase!
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy an extra 50% off sale. (Pretty for a night out paired with white or blue denim.)
  • CB2: Free shipping on 250+ items! (This is So good looking and would make for a great gift for the music lover.)
  • Chicwish: Enjoy an extra 10% off orders over $50 with code JUL10. (Love gingham as much as we do? The style of this is adorable.)
  • Club Monaco: Take an additional 30% off sale styles. (The perfect little white sundress.)
  • Crate & Barrel: 20% off bedding, mattresses, and boxsprings!
  • Gap: 40% off your purchase with code NOW. Last call summer sale – up to 75% off. (This style looks super flattering and I love the tiny stripe.)
  • H&M: Today only! Extra 30% off sale item of choice with code 2400. ($10 white jeans – yes please! I can never seem to keep mine clean these days.)
  • HATCH: Up to 40% off end of season styles! (We’ve been living in our HATCH pieces and have our eyes on a few more with such a great sale. The Annabelle dress in white is such a classic piece that we know we would wear year after year.)
  • Intermix: Flash sale! Up to 75% off when you take an extra 40% off! (Obsessed with the wash and style of these. Wishing I had this to wear to dinner with friends tonight!)
  • J.Crew: In stores and online – extra 40% off sale with code SALEONSALE! (As much as I’m trying to stick to solids and stripes in my wardrobe these days, I can’t resist a Liberty printed piece like this skirt. Which would look equally as adorable with flat sandals or heels.)
  • J.Crew Factory: In stores and online – 50% off clearance with code SUPERCLEAR! (This is the perfect tank to wear with everything from jean shorts to skirts! I love the higher neckline, too.)
  • kate spade new york: Enjoy a striped notebook with your full priced purchase of $198 or more from the back to school shop! (I’m dying for a new pair of sunglasses, seeing as I always wear the exact same pair, and I love the simplicity of these.)
  • Loeffler Randall: 50% off final sale! (You can’t go wrong with these – the perfect heel height and they go with absolutely everything! Of course the color-lover in me cannot help but be absolutely obsessed with these.)
  • LOFT: 50% off tees, shorts, and pants. (This lace tee in white would add some nice texture to an all white outfit.)
  • Lou & Grey: 30% off all sale styles! (These stretchy linen drawstring pants might make my sweatpant obsession a little bit more presentable/acceptable.)
  • Mango: Sale – everything at 50% off! (Another great white dress and for an even better price.)
  • Neiman Marcus: Biggest sale of the season – up to 70% off regular prices! (A cute and easy slide – both colors would go with pretty much anything.)
  • Net-A-Porter: Get an additional 20% off items labeled “sale must have“. (A great, go with everything pair of slides that can easily take you into early fall!)
  • Nordstrom: Two words, Anniversary Sale. The early access started this week and goes through July 2oth. Then it’s wheels off after that because the semi-exclusivity lifts and everyone can shop the sale starting July 21st. If you’re serious about scooping the deals get going!
  • Old Navy: Mid-week pick me up – 25% off your order! (This is so cute and has great reviews! Also, such a good price!)
  • Rag & Bone: Extra 30% off sale! Use code SUMMER30. (This is perfect for a night out – I always get SO cold in restaurants and find myself wishing I was wearing long sleeves.)
  • Serena and LilyTag sale – get up to $1,000 off rugs, furniture, and decor! (Always loved the look of this.)
  • Steve MaddenStyles as low as $30!
  • Stuart Weitzman: All sale – take 50% off! (How amazing are these for fall?!)
  • TIBI: Sale finale! Up to 70% off plus an extra 15% off with code SALE15. (A classic dress worth buying in both white and black and this price!)
  • Tuckernuck: Extra 25% off sale with code FINALSALE25. (Beyond obsessed with this! Also, SO many great shoes on sale.)
  • West Elm: Today only – free shipping! Use code GETFREE. (Lots of good new arrivals! (How pretty are these?)

Some Steals:

1. neuLash Enhancement Serum Duo ($245 → $150) // 2. Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas ($65 → $42.90) // 3. Natori Feathers Bra ($68 → $44.90)

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Seeking Shade + Wearing A Pleat

July 12, 2017

Is everyone getting so sick of hearing Texans complain about the heat? Admittedly, it's fairly hard not to talk about anything else. But I'll try...

First things on my mind (besides how hot it will be today): 1) Molly and I have been watching The Handmaid's Tale and have two episodes left. I don't even know what to say other than that we're equal parts shocked, creeped out, angry, and intrigued each time we watch. It's definitely a "make you think" kind of show and we're addicted. 2) I really want to see The Big Sick (which comes out this weekend). Maybe I've craving some sweet comedic relief after the aforementioned series binging? 3) This Cuyana tee dress had been worn aggressively. Keep reading to find out why I'm loving it.

 

I already shared my love for Cuyana’s Drape-Back Dress in this post. It’s a fantastic midi and has gotten a lot of wear in the few weeks I’ve had it. But alas, the heat has led me to favor shorter hem lines and the Pleat-Back Tee Dress had been my go-to when I want to be comfortable but look put together. Unlike some of my other t-shirt dresses, this one has the elevated details Cuyana is so known for…the back pleat gives the super soft pima cotton an architectural element that makes it really special. And I love the baby pocket in the front – it’s the perfect little size and that little something extra. The black has limited sizes but the grey version has been fully restocked! Highly recommend getting on the waitlist (just click your size and a box appears to enter your email) if your size is gone…Cuyana has been re-stocking their fast-selling pieces all summer!

Also: my bright and incredibly comfortable sandals are on sale! 50% off! Get ’em before they’re gone!!!

Pieces From The Post
Cuyana Pleat-Back Tee Dress // LOEFFLER RANDALL SAL SLIDE SANDAL (on Sale for 50% off!) (ALSO HERE AND ON AMAZON!) // CLARE V FOLDOVER CLUTCH BLUSH HAIR ON (Flat version here) // RAY-BAN AVIATORS (ALSO HERE, AND ON AMAZON!) // Zoë Chicco Pave Necklace // KAREN LAZAR BRACELETS

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