Stripes on Stripes

I shared this striped dress on the blog a few weeks ago, but I’ve been getting so much wear out of it and it’s currently on major sale so I had to post it again! Anthropologie is having their summer tag sale and all sale items are an extra 30% off, so this dress comes out to be a mere $69. (Pretty good for originally being $188!) It’s available in all sizes so jump on it! For reference, I’m wearing a size 4.

I would have never thought to pair this striped bag with this dress, but it was a happy accident! I picked up this dress in Santa Barbara and only had two bags with me… this striped tote and my black Gucci bag.

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What I Bought in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Alright guys, can’t say that I’ve ever done this type of post before, but hopefully it’s helpful! I shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in-store and thought I’d share some of my favorites with a few notes about each just in case things start to sell out before I’m able to photograph my outfits and post them here on the blog. There’s a whole lot of mirror selfies so consider yourself warned! (And as you might be able to tell, some were during the day and others were post SoulCycle so I’m looking a bit ratchet, haha!)

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Friday Finds || Week 28

What. A. Week. Not going to bore you too much with the nitty gritty details, but this week was a whirlwind. There were definitely some good moments, but it kind of felt like I was just jumping hurdle after hurdle after hurdle (after hurdle after hurdle). It’s been one of those weeks where I don’t know what day it is, have no concept of time, etc. All I know is I’m pretty much beat! Hoping to have a (another) low key weekend to catch up on sleep, log lots of hours by the pool, and clean up the disaster zone that my apartment has turned into this week. And have a few much-deserved glasses of rosé, too! All about that balance. Hope you have a good one! xo Jessica

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Early Access Starts Now!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE! Early Access starts today for Nordstrom card holders, but don’t freak out if you don’t have a Nordstrom card. The sale opens up to everyone next week! (And I’ll obviously remind you when it does. I’d recommend starting your wish list now so shopping is a breeze on the 21st!) I got to preview the sale items in-store at Michigan Avenue yesterday and my wish list is currently a mile long, maybe two miles. (Not counting the five shopping bags that came home with me… Oops!) So, so many good deals!

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The 10 Best Budget-Friendly Brands

I got great feedback from this post, so I figured I’d share ten of my favorite brands that are my budget-friendly go-to’s! A few of my favorite department stores and online retailers carry some of the same usually-under-$100 brands that have become my favorites for investing in trends without breaking the bank. While I do believe in investing in quality pieces you’ll have for years to come, it can be pretty challenging for blogging purposes. Whenever I wear old items that I’ve had for years and aren’t available anymore, I always try to find similar pieces to recreate the look. But without fail, I always have multiple people who are super bummed they can’t buy that exact piece. (That’s actually where the idea for my clothing line came from a few years ago!)

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