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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Pink Peplum + White Denim

Nothing says summer like a pink lace peplum top, white jeans, a mini straw tote, pom-pom sandals, and an iced coffee, am I right? A few friends and I were chatting this past weekend about how we can’t believe we’re almost halfway through July. In Chicago, we spent all winter (and spring, too!) counting down until summer arrives and all of a sudden, we’re almost halfway through. It’s kind of depressing, but more so a reminder to slow down and enjoy these long, sunshine-filled days while they’re here!

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What’s in My Medicine Cabinet

My medicine cabinet is my holy grail. If you know me, you know I’m kind of a (or, really, a full-fledged) psycho about my skin. This is where I keep all of my daily products, minus a few hair and body products that won’t fit. (As you can see, it’s getting a little bit cramped in there!) As I was working on this post, I realized it’s actually a lot more crowded now with more favorites, so I’ll have to do another update soon. But anyway, my medicine cabinet is where the best of the best goes. I buy and try and get sent a shit-ton of products (every straight male that comes over to my apartment is literally horrified by all of the products in my bathroom), but only the things I try and love make it into the cabinet. Everything in here has my stamp of approval!

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Floral High-Low Hem + Dark Denim Jacket

In the spirit of summer prints and patterns, I’m absolutely loving this high-low hem dress! (And it’s currently on sale for under $100!) The halter-like top fits like a glove, and the flowing skirt is super fun to wear. I pulled a few colors from the skirt and decided to go bold with my accessories… peach sunglasses, coral heels, pom-pom earrings, and a striped bag, too. It’s summertime… Might as well have fun when you’re getting dressed!

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