Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here… Early Access kicks off a week from today! I put together a guide on the sale and you can find more tips on shopping the sale in this post. I picked up this outfit and this outfit at the sale last year, but I figured I’d share some of the best finds I’ve gotten during the sale over the last few years. (I’ve been shopping the sale for YEARS. I still remember staying up until 2:30am on summer break to shop the sale while I was in college. It’s seriously the best! Christmas in July, if you will.) I’m not going to lie though, it can be super overwhelming. I always try to have a bit of a plan for the sale, so I thought it might be helpful to let you know where my head is at when I’m shopping! I’ll also be sharing my favorite picks next week when the sale kicks off.

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How to Make: Rosé Popsicles

Remember when I hinted at my little Thursday afternoon happy hour series? It’s finally here! We’ve shot some fun drinks and entertaining things that will be going live over the next few weeks… Can’t wait to share more! But today, rosé popsicles! And as much as I want to give myself a pat on the back and a Martha Steward badge of honor, they’re actually *insanely* easy to make. So even though today feels like a Tuesday, it’s almost the freaking weekend, again. And that calls for a celebration, my friends! Let’s get to it…

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Blue & White Summer Nights

Just so we’re clear, the blue and white (with pops of red) theme isn’t going anywhere now that the Fourth has come and gone! Blue and white is my summer uniform of sorts, and you can’t go wrong with classic pops of red. I wore this crop top and skirt twice over the holiday weekend (the perks of hanging with different friend groups!) and I have a feeling I’ll be re-wearing it again soon, too. A flirty top and a high-waisted skirt tends to be my going out go-to in the summertime! My friends and I kept it pretty casual over the long weekend… BBQs, patio hopping, pool hangouts, and ice cream runs (obvi).

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Santa Barbara Travel Guide

Santa Barbara was an absolute dream! I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in LA and I’m kicking myself for not having ventured up to SB sooner. It’s truly the best of both worlds… It’s a beach town, but still has an element of upscale living! You’ve got the beach and all that comes with that (surfing, sailing, lounging in the sand), but you’ve also got the mountains and can easily go on a hike in the morning and make it down to the beach for the afternoon. The shopping is great, the dining is even better, there’s a huge wine scene, the design and decor is top notch, and the people are wonderful, too. Plus, you’re a short drive from LA and so many other coastal towns along the California coast. Do I need to even mention the weather? 300+ days of sunshine. SIGN ME UP. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t checking out places to live while I was there… It’s that good, guys. I can’t wait to go back!

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WW: No More Notifications

You guys, wow. Remember how I mentioned sleeping in airplane mode a few weeks ago? And how it helps to not wake up bombarded with notifications? Well, I can now one-up that and I think you should, too.

I’d been seeing and hearing a lot about the notion of turning off iPhone notifications for a while, but for some reason last week, I finally did it. It’s some life-changing magic, but let’s back up shall we? Even when my phone is on Do Not Disturb (which it often is during the day), I still come back to a plethora of notifications when I check my phone. The DND time is great while it lasts, but inevitably I will have to check something on my phone and then be derailed by distractions.

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