July 25, 2016

DATE NIGHT OFF THE SHOULDER

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TOP: Goodnight Macaroon (comes in 3 colors) // DENIM: BlankNYC (similar pair here on sale!) // BOOTIES: Jeffrey Campbell (comes in 10+ colors) // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (get yours for free using code TOREYSTREASURES at checkout) // CROSSBODY BAG: Tory Burch (this one is so similar and on major sale for less than $30!) // NECKLACE: Tiffany&Co. (similar dupe here)

I love a good off the shoulder top, especially a classic color and fit like this one! Although it is still summer, I think it’s totally still acceptable to wear black in the evenings on a date night with your man or out to drinks with your girlfriends. Another one of my favorite fashion rules is that it’s ok to mix cognac and black! I love anything cognac, especially these booties, so any opportunity to wear them and I’m all in 🙂  I hope you’re having a great week (and don’t forget the #Nsale is still going strong with some amazing deals)!

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July 22, 2016

#NSALE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC TODAY + MY #NSALE HAUL

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But first, the #Nsale (…also known as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) which finally opens up to the public today! Yippee! Nordstrom cardholder or not, you can all shop the #Nsale today. It is SO GOOD this year and things are literally going to continue to fly off the shelves. Remember this sale is brand new items for the upcoming season that are marked up to 50% off, versus other sales that are old or leftover items on sale. So remember my motto (from this post), just buy it because you can always return the item for free later! Trust me on this one 😉

Below you can find me trying on, reviewing, and letting you guys know my favorite #Nsale picks so you don’t have to scour through hundreds of pages. I’ve already done the work for you! Just FYI: some of the items I ordered last week still haven’t arrived (ahh!) so I’m trying to be patient, however you can find me waiting by the door for the mailman every. single. day! 7-22-16 nsale roundup 1

DENIM: BlankNYC // wearing 24, sized down, only $58, stretchy

TEE: Lush // wearing S, only $15, comes in 7 colors, best deal + a must-have

SCARF: BP. // so soft + oversized cozy

BOOTS: Tory Burch // ordered up 1/2 size, $200 OFF (best deal of the sale) these will sell extremely quick!

PURSE: Vince Camuto // less than $150, back up to $230 after the sale, comes in 2 other colors

BRACELET: Alex and Ani // $20 off 

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DRESS: BP.– wearing XS, sized down, less than $38, so versatile

BRACELET: Alex and Ani // $20 off

PURSE: Vince Camuto // less than $150, back up to $230 after sale, comes in 2 other colors

SANDALS: Tory Burch // currently not on sale, but definitely a staple in my wardrobe

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DENIM: Paige // sized down, wearing 24, $100 off, SO comfortable + stretchy + flattering on any body type

TOP: Leith // only $38, such cute lace up detail

SHOES: Converse (this pair is part of the sale + in my shopping cart)

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DENIM: BlankNYC // wearing size 24, sized down, only $58, stretchy

TOP: Lush // must have top because of it’s versatility, only $27, comes in 7 colors

SANDALS: Tory Burch // almost $100 off, such a great deal

SWEATER: BP. // wearing XS, sized down, less than $32, comes in 5 colors

PURSE: Vince Camuto // less than $150, back up to $230 after sale, comes in 2 other colors

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DRESS: Lush // wearing S, less than $32, comes in 8 colors, perfect for summer transition to fall, so comfy + cute

BOOTIES: Sam Edelman // wearing size 8, went 1/2 size up, under $100, after sale $170, so comfy + love the fringe detail

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DENIM: BlankNYC // wearing 24, sized down, only $58, so stretchy, definitely a fave purchase

TEE: Lush // wearing S, only $17, comes in 7 colors, a must-have

SHOES: Tory Burch // sized up 1/2 size, almost $100 off, so classy and so comfortable

SWEATER: BP. // wearing XS, sized down, only $44, back to $68 after sale, comes in 3 colors, this is THE softest sweater you will ever own, one of my fave purchases!

PURSE: Vince Camuto // less than $150, back to $230  after sale, comes in 2 other colors

BRACELET: Alex and Ani // $20 off, comes in silver and gold

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DENIM: BlankNYC

TEE: Lush

SANDALS: Tory Burch 

VEST: BP. (worn as a dress above)

PURSE: Vince Camuto 

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DENIM: Paige // sized down, over $100 off, so comfortable + flattering

BOOTS: Tory Burch // sized up 1/2 size, over $200 off, these will sell super quick!

SWEATER: Dreamers by Debut // wearing S, should have sized down to an XS, SO extremely soft, comes in 3 colors, only $28

PURSE: Vince Camuto

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SHOES: Nike // sized up 1/2 size, $50 off, by far my favorite pair of fitness shoes, so comfortable

PANTS: Zella // wearing XS, sized down, cutest mesh detail for only $33

TANK: Zella // wearing S, only $18

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As the rest of my orders arrive I’ll be sure to keep you posted either here on the blog (don’t forget about the #Nsale tab) OR here on Instagram! Don’t forget to check out the top 10 must-haves from the #Nsale here and my favorite finds under $50 + $100 here. What have you purchased that you love?! I want to hear 🙂

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July 21, 2016

#NSALE COZY AT HOME + SUMMER READING LIST

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ROBE: Josie (wearing size M; mine is from last year’s #Nsale, but they have identical ones this year for $39; goes back up to $69 after the sale) // BOOK: You Are A Badass // PILLOWS: Target, Target // HEADBOARD: Target

One of my absolute favorite activities is reading. Whether that be in bed, on an airplane, or outside laying by the beach, I love to read if it’s a good read. I especially love fiction because it let’s my mind wander and imagine. However, non-fiction self-help books (like this) are also great to keep myself motivated and inspired to become the best version of myself possible. Below, in no particular order (√ is a finished book), is my summer reading list which I plan on accomplishing before summer is over (and before I go back to the craziness of teaching during the school year):

  1. Me Before You √ (my book club recently read this which is better than the movie- definitely a tear jerker but so sweet)
  2. Girl On The Train √ (keeps you on the edge of your seat, such a thriller)
  3.  Luckiest Girl Alive √ (a page turner with lots of twists and turns, similar to Gone Girl)
  4. The Nest (currently reading- super into it so far, it’s a warm, funny and lively read)
  5. The Girls (a coming of age story, first book written by this author who supposedly blew everyone away)
  6. You Are A Badass √  (create your dream life, motivate and inspire yourself, appeals to anyone, recommend to everyone)
  7. All The Light We Cannot See (historical fiction love story)
  8. Pretty Happy (currently reading- insightful and realistic ways to create daily healthy lifestyle habits; plus I hear that I look like her pretty often so any chance I get to gain some insight into her life, I’ll take it 😉

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You know how obsessed I am with the #Nsale (see posts here, here, and here), so I couldn’t forget to round up some of my favorite loungewear and sleepwear that’s also on major sale. Don’t forget, all these prices go up soon, so it’s important that you snag the items before they’re gone or back to full price! First up, these tanks (2 for $30 right now, usually $18 each) are ESSENTIAL to any women’s wardrobe. I wear them under lots of shirts, dresses, sweaters, etc..they’re the perfect tank for under clothing! I’m considering ordering this PJ set (under $40) which looks not only cute, but so comfy in addition to this rejuventing/anti-aging sleep mask (…yes please)! And lastly, you can’t go wrong with a quality robe that looks this dreamy!

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July 20, 2016

BEST #NSALE BEAUTY BUYS + 3 REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR BRUSHES

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BRUSH + BRUSH CLEANER SET: Sigma c/o (only $34 instead of $50) // SWEATER: BP. (softest + comfiest sweater ever, comes in 3 colors, on super sale, you need it!) // WATCH: Michael Kors // BRACELETS: Alex and Ani (part of the #Nsale), Alex and Ani, Alex and Ani

I have always thought of cleaning my makeup brushes as a chore, and somehow it always stays on my to-do list without getting accomplished. However, I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and make this item on my to-list a priority for 3 main reasons:

  1. Clear and clean skin- cleaning brushes routinely is essential for avoiding the buildup of bacteria, dirt, dead skin cells, germs, etc., which will in turn cause acne and clog your pores. Huge reason to get that cleaning on ASAP!
  2. Smooth application process– I’ve noticed that if I go for a long period of time without cleaning my makeup brushes, when my foundation is applied it appears, chalky, streaky, and just doesn’t look good. Another important reason to wash up!
  3. Brush maintenance- Your brushes will last longer and will maintain their shape better if cleaned often. They’re meant to be used and meant to be cleaned. So get to it!

Last but not least, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Beauty Items that are still part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and happen to be super good deals! My favorite was this lash enhancing serum that elongates and thickens your lashes (although it’s a tad pricey, you get 2 bottles just for the price of 1)! Another one of my favorites is this tanning mousse set that I use twice a week. It’s the best self-tanner I’ve found, and trust me I’ve used every brand you can think of!

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1: Tanning Mousse Set (must-have, use twice/week) // 2: Clarisonic (I have a similar version and love it for exfoliating) // 3: Lash Enhancing Serum (ordered + so excited to start using this!) // 4: Nars Set (such pretty colors for contouring, blush, bronzer, etc, plus it’s 50% off) // 5: Beauty Blenders (use these daily for makeup application, such a good deal for 2) // 6: MAC Makeup Brush Set (over $100 off- amazing deal for quality brushes)

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July 19, 2016

#NSALE FITNESS FINDS

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DRESSING ROOM DIARIES: DAY #2 (FITNESS APPAREL + SHOES)

OUTFIT 1 TANK: Zella (wearing XS- sized down, comes in 3 colors) // PANTS: Zella (wearing XS- fits TTS, only $25, comes in 2 colors) // JACKET: Zella (wearing XS- sized down, marked down to under $50, back up to $90 after sale, comes in 4 colors, FAVE item- purchasing) // SHOES: Nike (wearing 8- sized up 1/2 size, purchased, obsessed!)

OUTFIT 2- TANK: Zella (wearing S- fits TTS, only $24, comes in 5 colors, love how it’s a tad loose but still fitted) // PANTS: Zella (wearing XS- fits TTS, FAVE item, must have!) // SHOES: Nike (wearing up, sized up 1/2 size, less than $75, super comfy + lightweight, comes in 4 colors)

OUTFIT 3-  SPORTS BRA: Alo (wearing S- fits TTS, so comfy) // TANK: Alo (wearing XS- sized down, only $29, back to $60 after the sale, also comes in blue) // CROPS: Alo (wearing XS, this brand rarely goes on sale) // SHOES: Nike 

OUTFIT 4- TANK: Zella (perfect black everyday workout top, $20 off) // CROPS: Zella (wearing XS- fits TTS, only $25, comes in 2 colors) // SHOES: Nike 

Although I’ve been dedicating all my #Nsale attention to clothing and accessories, don’t you worry…I haven’t forgotten about fitness which is near and dear to my heart! And if you know me, you know how much I love to work out, which essentially means I spend a ton of time in my fitness clothing, which leads us to today’s post: my love for activewear clothing + shoes (especially when it’s on sale)!

These black mesh leggings are my favorite fitness find at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and are a must for anyone who loves activewear. They’re so comfortable and so versatile with any top you throw on! This tank top I’m wearing with it in the photo above is perfect for those that like a semi-loose fitting tank, plus it’s at such a good price point and comes in the best colors! My other favorite activewear find is this adorable jacket that comes in multiple colors and is SO incredibly comfortable…I really mean it, you need it! Last but not least, this pair of Nike’s has been added to my shopping cart and I can’t wait to wear them around town and in all my workout classes. They’re SO squishy, lightweight, comfortable, and such a good deal for quality workout shoes. I highly recommend them (and we can also be twins)!

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On another note, totally unrelated to the #Nsale (…that I’ve been going crazy over), is my collaboration and giveaway with Havlu! You can win one of their amazing Turkish towels for summer beach days or summer picnics (see below photo of mine)! It’s easy to enter…just follow the steps on THIS Instagram post and stay tuned for a winner 😉

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SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // TOTE: Amazon // TOWEL: Havlu

 

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