Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m bringing you an all white look that is effortless and classic for summer. This look would be perfect for brunch,a day date, movie, or dressed up with heels, a colorful straw clutch, and bolder accessories! I’m completely swooning over the beautiful lace details of the Raleigh top from Gray Monroe! The bib ruffle that continues onto the shoulder and the lace makes me feel so girlie! I love it simply paired with these white skinny jeans and pearl sandals.  These sandals are Steve Madden dupes for only $25 and also come in black! As for accessories, I kept it simple with the Catalina tassel earrings from Baublebar (you know I love my tassels), black mirrored aviators, and two *Words to Live by* bracelets from Charming Charlie.  They’re only $10 each…what what! I have the “Live What You Love” in silver and the “Good Vibes” one in gold.  Lastly, I carried my Kate Spade tassel bag that I purchased in the Saturday Sale last fall. The Kate Spade Orchard Street Hemsley is a similar style and here is another low budget dupe!

You can shop my lace top (it’s the Raleigh top and they have several similar styles also) here: Gray Monroe

And the rest of my look here:

I hope you have an awesome week! I’m working on a blog post for later this week that includes two items that are total game changers for me! Can’t wait to share them with you! Also, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still in full swing! Items are getting restocked daily, so make sure to check out my *NSALE* Menu up at the main menu with all my top favorites! Stay styled, sugarplum!

Shop my Look // DressBP Print Halter Dress / Similar here and here. // ShoesOld Navy Triple Strap Block Heel Sandal / Similar here and here. // Bag: Similar here , here, and here. //  Earrings: Baublebar Mini Pinata Tassel Earrings in Blush // BraceletJimani Collections- Asha Zahara Beaded Seed Bracelet // Sunnies:  Similar here (only $10!) and here.

Hey y’all! Today, I’m really excited to introduce you to a company that I know you’ll fall in love with like I did. There’s nothing better than a company with a mission, so without further adieu, meet Jimani Collections. Jimani Collections strives to achieve a sustainable solution for poverty in Kenya through employment and female empowerment. Jimani Collections has partnered with women in these impoverished areas who needed an outlet for their talents, but lacked a safe workplace and the business tools to make that happen. They offer ongoing education and training, so that these talented artisans can showcase their work through beautifully well-made, handcrafted pieces. Not only are they skilled in making jewelry, but in accessories and small home decor goods as well. Jimani Collections gives them the opportunity they wouldn’t have otherwise. I love the attention to detail in everything… it shows the passion and love they share for this company and its purpose.  You can read their entire backstory here.

I’m wearing the beautiful Asha Zahara Beaded Seed Bracelet. I love the multiple beaded strands and the gold/grey colors together. It’s a delicate piece that can be worn alone or stacked with others. Because of the neutral colors, this is a bracelet that transition easily and can be worn from season to season. All of the components for this bracelet were sourced from the markets in Nairobi. I also fell in love with their home decor section (especially the basekets!) Below, I listed some of my favorites from both collections.

Jewelry

Home Goods

 

Make sure to check out their website and browse these special pieces first hand! It’s so very inspiring! Check it out here.

I’m slowly receiving a few things that I purchased from the Nordstrom Sale, so I’ll share those after I receive everything! I hope you have a great rest of the week and stay styled, sugarplum!

 

This is it y’all! The BIGGEST sale of the year is here! *Strike up the band! Sound the alarm! Alert the media! Okay you get it…  SO, if you aren’t familiar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Nsale for short), let me give you a quick rundown. During the Nsale, Nordstrom releases all of their brand new, most popoular fall merchandise and offers everything at reduced sale pricing. When the event ends, all the remaining items will be sold at full price! How awesome is it that you can shop all of Fall’s hottest looks, trends, and designers at a huge discount!?!? Nordstrom’s got your back yo! Also, it’s free shipping and free returns…so if something doesn’t work, just stick it in the box it came in and send it on it’s way back! FO FREE!

Right now, they are offering early access for Nordstrom cardholders. There are two types of Nordstrom cards, a debit card and a credit card option. I have the debit option and you still receive the Nordstrom Notes (special $20 rewards that you can earn from purchasing with your card) and purchases are conveniently debited directly from your bank account. Early access starts TODAY (July 13) and runs through July 20. The sale is officially open to the public starting on July 21st and runs through August 6th. I highly recommend going ahead and applying for a card to gain access to the sale now, because items and sizes sell out SUPER fast! Below, you’ll find my wish list along with my faves (most under $100) in each fashion and beauty category! ALSO-most everything you see is available in multiple colors/prints so if you like the style… click it and check it out because odds are, it’s available in other colors! Happy shopping!

My Wist List:

 


SHOP THE SALE BY CATEGORY

Tops and Sweaters:

Outerwear & Cardigans:

Dresses and Jumpsuits:

Pants:

Shoes:

Handbags:

Jewelry:

Scarves:

 

Beauty:

 

That’s a wrap, y’all! I hope you enjoyed my Anniversary Sale Roundup and don’t forget to snag your favorite items as soon as possible! This is a really popular sale and things will sell out very quickly! Have a rockin’ rest of the week and I’ll be back on Sunday with a very special post about a company that I can’t wait to share with y’all! Stay styled, sugarplum!

Hey y’all! I hope you had an awesome July 4th holiday! We were at the beach for 5 days and it was amazing! Family time, sun, sand, fireworks, good drinks and food, and unplugging from technology was just what the doctor ordered! It’s amazing what a little beach time can do for you! I’m back feeling so refreshed! So, today I wanted to write a quick post for you about a few accessories that are giving me all the heart eyes. If you follow me on social media, you know I’m 100% accessory obsessed. I’m a true blue believer in frosting yourself…movie reference anyone? Baublebar is always my go-to for fun, affordable jewelry and a while back, they introduced their collaboration with Target called SUGARFIX. I wrote a blog post introducing the line back when I heard the news.. you know, when the heavens parted and the angels sang!  Target for the win (always!) Well, they recently introduced a ton of new googly-eye inducing baubles to the line, so I wanted to showcase a few of the beautiful pieces they were kind enough to send me!

I couldn’t help but think to pair these two beauties with hot pink. In my opinion, you always make more of a statement with the spotlight on just one showstopper bauble and both the Mixed Media Squash Blossom earrings and the Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace will definitely achieve that look.   The main thing I love the most is that they look WAAAAAY more expensive than $15 and $25. Can you even believe that? They aren’t cheap feeling either…both are very well made and have substantial weight that definitely makes them feel more luxe. I love the mix of marble, gold/silver, turquoise, and diamonds in both pieces…it adds so much dimension and contrast. I linked similar styles below the pictures so you can take a look at a few more of their pieces!

Also big news on the accessory front, Gigi New York is having a HUGE summer sale right now! The hot pink clutch in my first picture is from Gigi and I purchased it at the end of last summer during the sale then! They just added a ton of colors and styles, so if you’re in the market for a new bag- you MUST check it out! It’s definitely one of my favorite clutches. The quality is on point and although they are a bit more expensive than what I’d normally spend on a bag, it’s well worth the investment (especially when they’re marked down to 50% off!) You can shop my hot pink clutch here and the entire summer sale here.

Shop my earrings: Mixed Media Squash Blossom Earrings

Shop my necklace: Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace

Shop similar pieces and more Sugarfix:

I hope you find lots of goodies by checking out the Gigi sale and settle your sweet tooth craving with Sugarfix! Don’t forget the absolute BIGGEST sale of the year starts next week (for cardholders) with the *drumroll please* NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE! I’ll definitely be writing a blog post about it because it’s the only time that you can score all of Fall’s hot, new merchandise at ridiculously discounted prices! After the sale ends on August 7, the prices go back to regular price for the rest of the season.  So, it’s basically an after-season sale before the season starts! Have a great weekend and stay styled, sugarplum!

Happy FRIDAYYYYY! Woohoo! I am so pumped for this long holiday weekend! We are heading on vacation today and staying through Wednesday in North Myrtle Beach. I can’t wait for 5 days straight of sun and fun! Since we’ll be beachin it up over the next few days, it made me think about my favorite beach essentials. Besides magazines for reading (Vogue, In Style, and the Food Network magazine are a few of my faves…fashion and food! YAAAS!), I thought I’d share these products with you because they are AMAZING. Each special in their own little way! I hope you discover some new brands and products in this post that you might add to your must-have list as well!

Let’s start from the top with hair and work our way down! My first beach beauty essential is Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray.  First of all, all the ingredients are organic…we’re talking Atlantic sea salt, aloe, sea kelp extract, and rose geranium essential oil just to name a few- which makes it smell amazeballs btw. I love a good salt spray in the summer. After a swim, just spray this on your damp locks and you’re left with perfect tousled waves. This product is key for that effortless beach wave look. It doesn’t leave your hair crunchy and gives it just the right amount of texture. Who doesn’t want mermaid hair?!? It comes in two sizes starting at only $14. Buy it here: Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray

Next is the Soothing Eye Concentrate from Juice Beauty. This product is also organic and blended with fatty acids, vitamins, grape juice, and aloe to sooth, smooth, and firm the eye area. So far in my 30s, the area around my eyes is the one place that was beginning to show my age a bit. It’s super important to me to use organic and natural ingredients, especially on such a sensitive area, so I was thrilled when I discovered this product. It’s also fragrance free which is fab because nobody wants weird smelling stuff around their eyes…ICK! This may sound weird, but you can almost FEEL it working as soon as you apply. Perfect for days in the sun when your skin is extra thirsty. It’s almost as if your skin drinks it up and immediately puts those ingredients to work. (Basically like Chick Fil A breakfast does for a hangover! Lol! You know it’s true!) You can buy it here: Juice Beauty Soothing Eye Concentrate

Next are two things that I not only use massive amounts of in the summertime, but also carry in my bag year round. Burt’s Bees Hand Salve and Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm in Coconut and Pear are absolutely necessary for smooth lips and hands! The hand salve is soooo hydrating- I also use it on my elbows and other rough areas sometimes for a quick touch up. It’s one of those things that you just always need to have on hand. (Literally!) Another product I’m obsessed with is Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. I always get 1,000 of them in my stocking at Christmas and keep one in my purse, car, bathroom, kitchen, office…you get it, one in every room. You can never be too prepared. Can someone be addicted to lip balm? Is that a thing?
Hand Salve: here
Lip Balm: here


Next, we move on to nails. I just tried the NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil for the first time a few weeks ago and I am beyond obsessed now. It’s infused with Vitamin E and leaves your cuticles so nourished. I love the dropper style applicator and a little bit goes a LONG way. It will last forever! I always paint my nails (my two favorite polish colors are the next products) and then use the cuticle oil as a finishing touch. It’s also perfect for touch ups for that fresh mani look. Find it here in Mermaid Tears here: NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil AND it also comes in Pumpkin Spice (what what?!?!): NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil in Pumpkin Spice

If you haven’t tried Deborah Lippmann nail polish, you haven’t lived! (So dramatic right?!?) But seriously, once you use it, you’ll never go back. The polish is never streaky and it dries faster than any polish I’ve ever used! No exaggeration there. For a Momma that doesn’t have much time to paint her nails, I need a quick drying polish! Not only that, but it lasts longer than regular polish. I am the queen of chipping polish and this miraculously outlasts the elements! A super cute little detail is that all of the polish names are musically inspired! Fun right? My two favorites featured in the picture are Like A Virgin (the white) and Shape of My Heart (light pink). I usually paint two coats of the Like A Virgin and then one coat of the Shape of My Heart. It’s my favorite beach color combo because your nails look bright and fresh!! I’m going to warn you though- it’s available in a million different colors- slippery slope! Shop all of her colors here: Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish

Alright, so I saved my secret summer skin weapon for last. This one isn’t pictured with the others, but I had to add it and share with you because it is the BEST. The Cera V. SA Renewing Lotion is the most amazing lotion in the universe. My skin gets super dry in the summer and this lotion helps my after-sun skin to feel hydrated and renewed. I’ll use it on my face (although there is a face lotion also) and my entire body. I feel like it heals and repairs really dry skin. The salicylic acid works to penetrate to the deep layers of the skin where dryness begins and keeps your skin feeling smooth and glowy. It’s also enriched with antioxidant vitamin D! Do your skin a favor and stock up! You won’t regret it! You can shop it here: Cera V. SA Renewing Lotion

Also, you can shop my palm waterproof pouch from the first picture here: Aloha Collections Palm Pouch

I hope you enjoyed my must-have summer beach beauty essentials! If you have questions about any of these, feel free to comment or contact me! Have a wonderful weekend!