In Fashion on
July 20, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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It’s that time of the year again!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to go public and it’s seriously one of the best sales of the year.  I debated whether or not I should share a sale guide on my blog because I feel like every single blogger has done this and I don’t want to be overkill buttttt you guys said you wanted it so here it is!

A few things to note– you’re not going to find any “basics” on here.  While basic tees (and similar items) are definitely a great price during the sale, I don’t think that this is necessarily the lowest price they’ll be all year.  Basics go on sale pretty often so I don’t waste my time and money on them during the sale.  Personally, I shop the sale for staple items and investment pieces.  These items really don’t go on sale again during the year so now is the time to stock up! 

I always start by taking inventory of my closet.  From there I can see what I actually need.  Do I need new over the knee boots? Rain boots? A new winter coat?  A new bag??  These are typically items that carry over year to year and aren’t usually the trendy items.  Of course, I work a few of the pieces that are on trend into my sale haul but for the most part I focus on staple items.  I also use the sale to stock up on beauty items.  The beauty sale is always phenomenal so I grab bigger ticket items (I invested in a Clarisonic last year) as well as all of my everyday products (major sales on bundles).  

PS- up until now, the sale was only available for early access.  Early access is only available to Nordstrom Card holders (FYI for next year 😉 ) and it’s the best way to grab your favorite items before they sell out.  The sale opens to the public on July 21 at 12am PST and runs through August 6.  Nordstrom *usually* does a big restock before the sale goes public but items sell out FAST!  So… if you have your eye on something make sure to grab it right away!

So now that you have an idea of the type of sale items I like to go for, scroll down to check out my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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In Motherhood on
July 12, 2017

Bump Update // 20 Weeks

Bump Update // 20 Weeks

Oh hey there!  I feel like it’s been forever since I posted anything because totally has.  I took a (much needed) break from blogging at the beginning of my pregnancy and boy did it feel good.  Don’t get me wrong–I absolutely love to blog and this little outlet of mine is a dream but I was getting a little bit burnt out.  So, I finished up the posts that I had already agreed to take on and took a break.  I spent a lot of time focusing on being present in everyday life but also took some time to reflect on my blog and think about its future.  I want to create content that I’m passionate about and make it the best that I can for you.  I found that when I stopped taking on new collaborations, didn’t pay attention to an editorial calendar and posted what I wanted, when I wanted to social media not only did I feel at peace but you guys loved it, too.  You may not have even noticed that this was intentional but I received SO much positive feedback about what I was currently posting which really confirmed that this was the right move for me.

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In Motherhood on
May 23, 2017

Toddler Wish List

This post is sponsored by The Baby Cubby, however, all content and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Anyone with a toddler will tell you that their life is nonstop.  The toddler stage is just SO busy!  They are always running around, exploring, climbing, and getting into things they’re not supposed to haha.  Basically, you can’t take your eyes off them for more than 30 seconds without creating total chaos.  Thankfully, there are so many amazing products and resources out there that simplify things to make the days easier for both you and your little one.  So today I’m rounding up some of the top items to have on your toddler wish list. Read more

In Life on
May 9, 2017

Toddler Friendly Spring Activities in Pittsburgh

This post is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, however, all content and opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Having a two year old is SO MUCH FUN.  I know that I’ve said every age is my favorite so far but the toddler stage really is a blast.  I’ve spent the last few months looking forward to the warmer weather and brainstorming my bucket list for the spring.  There are so many fun things to do in Pittsburgh in the spring time and having a toddler makes it that much better! Read more