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:
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.
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
Hey y’all! Hope you’re having a great week! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that we moved to a new city (well, new/old city…we moved back to our hometown) a few months ago for my husband’s new job. Our move seemed like the perfect time to redecorate, de-clutter, and spruce up our home decor! In our old living room, we had a chocolate brown sectional and it was a pretty dark space overall…with our new space, my goal was to brighten things up! As the months passed, we have slowly turned our house into a home and I thought I’d share a few items that I’ve recently added to the mix in our living room. Disclaimer: I am in no way a home decor expert… I just enjoy decorating! Also, it’s probably far from being completely finished because I have been blessed with the rearranging type of OCD… BUT, I’d say this is a pretty good rough draft! Also a few weeks ago, I talked about our home office reveal…well, since then I’ve changed a few things around in that room (SEE? OCD STRIKES AGAIN!) Soooo that may need to be saved for another day, another blog post! This one is already a doozy… how much can I pack into one blog post…hmmm let’s see!?!
So here is some background info: our living room is a really long room and larger than the one at our old house. I have really enjoyed revamping because we spend the bulk of our time in here playing, reading, Netflix and gummy bear binging, yaaaas you know the deal!
A New Favorite
We recently added this drum table as a little coffee table to give this space just a little more functionality. If you were sitting on the right side of the couch, you had no place to sit anything except for the floor (first world probs)…but this little table solved that issue. I wanted something small and lightweight that could be moved easily and wouldn’t get in the way of my son’s play space. I found this hammered brass round drum table at Target and knew that was it! (Side note: this post is not sponsored by Target, although most of everything you’ll see is from there…what can I say? I’m a Target girl!) You may be able to find this particular one in your area…maybe in stores?!? It says it’s currently unavailable online, but if you’d like the product information you can click here. It was a steal for about $140 total after shipping costs. And my son had a blast with the giant box it came in! Win win!
Shop a few of my favorite round gold coffee tables here:
Overview and Details
Shop my furniture and rugs here:
I linked the sofa and loveseat, but we have the oversized chair and ottoman. You can find the chair here and ottoman here.
Nothing makes a space feel more personalized and tell a story than art. I recently added pictures to the gallery wall behind the couch to pay homage to our time in Charleston. I started with the round mirror and two coral pictures and eventually wanted to gather the three prints I had of Charleston and place them in a spot where we would enjoy them more often. The bottom right picture is a vibrant, fun print I recently purchased from Mac & Murphy in downtown Charleston on Canon Street. This is an exclusive print from a collaboration from local artist Dorothy Shain. They are sold out at the moment, so I was so happy that I snagged one! I love the bold, bright colors…it was the perfect addition to add more color to the living room.
The top left is a foil pressed print of the different neighborhoods on the Charleston peninsula that I purchased from Celedon Home. I loved the simplicity of the design and the different patterns for each neighborhood. They currently don’t carry it, but I found it for you here: 42pressed.
42Pressed carries these for a ton of major cities…I thought about getting NYC too because it’s my favorite to visit! Make sure to check out their site!
Another area that I love is this console chest that houses our ridiculously large collection of DVDs. The chest was my grandmother’s and it’s perfect storage. If you open the two doors, there may or may not be an avalanche of movies… BUT with the doors closed, it at least appears to be nice and neat! I have a few of my favorite books stacked on top and one of my favorite pieces of art showcased over that. This piece is called Surf City and it’s by local artist and friend Morgan Walker. Definitely follow her on Instagram: bymelving AND check out her work from her site here: Melvin G. (Make sure to check out the faces!) She is insanely talented and I love how this piece brings more of the blue over to the front of the room. Blue is my favorite color (hence the overall color palette in this space), so I love admiring all the beautiful shades swirling in this particular piece. It reminds me of the beach, which is why I added visual texture over the framed art with the spiky wall urchins.
Also on this side of the room is a secretary that has been handed down in my family and also a nook with our bar cart!
I love mixing trendy modern pieces with the legit nice mahogany furniture that has been handed down in my family. The only thing I can’t decide about in this space is curtains…to add or not to add? I’m on the fence about it!
Warning: at this point, my son is up from his nap and real life has set in…pillows astray and toys being thrown all over the place!
Lastly, we have kiddie corner over on the opposite side of the room. We don’t have a formal “playroom” so besides his room, kiddie corner in our living room serves as the spot for a ton of our son’s play stuff! Anddddd I just noticed that the top picture right there is crooked. HAHAHA! I never said my house was perfect! Lol!
Disregard the kid show on the TV! Lol… another real life pic for ya! But this gives you a different perspective of the space…I couldn’t quite fit all of it in one frame…like I said, it’s a long room!
Shop these accents and similar pieces here:
Shop all round wall mirrors on the Target site here: here.
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse inside our home! I promise to reveal our office next week! I also have a post I’m working on for Friday of July 4th inspired looks! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for daily posts…I neglect Facebook (sorry!) ALSO the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is coming up! Early access starts on July 13!!! Definitely mark your calendar because that is my ABSOLUTE favorite sale of the year. I’ll be hyping it up until then because it’s just THAT good! Hope you have an awesome Wednesday and get over that hump! Who is heading out for vacay for the 4th holiday!?! The countdown is on! See y’all later this week! Stay styled, sugarplum!
Hey y’all! Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! This post includes a few things I’m loving lately and obsessing over right now. Everything you’ll see is under $50 and almost all are available with free shipping! I also included a few pictures below my wish list of an adorable top and earrings I wore with my bestie for a girl’s date yesterday! If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a sneak peek! Behold my latest wish list:
So clothing first…I love the boho vibe from the gorgeous indigo tie dye maxi dress from One Nation. The cut is universally flattering and the pattern is absolutely gorgeous! It’s such an easy breezy dress to throw on at the beach, to run errands, or just grab lunch with your girlfriends! Same with the baby blue off-the-shoulder shift dress …the ties on the sleeve are an adorable detail and this dress also comes in blush and ivory. I’m all about that simple summer dress life. I can’t forget about my love for rompers though! The featured Everly striped romper from Nordstrom also comes in the cutest mustard yellow print. I love the deep V neckline and tie detail on the hip. It’s a versatile piece that can easily take you from day to night. Wear with sandals during the day and to amp it up, add statement jewelry and espadrille wedges and heels for night. Lastly, this BP. eyelet off-the-shoulder top is definitely a must-have. I own this one and have received so many compliments when I wear it! Shop them by clicking the highlighted links or below.
Next, let’s talk bags. It’s no groundbreaking news that straw bags in the summer are a hot trend, but I absolutely L O V E this one because of the slouchy, hobo shape and the cute tassel/pom combo detail. Shop it here: BP. slouchy straw tote I also love this rainbow studded clutch! It’s a new spin on the rainbow detail trend of summer. I’ve mostly seen this trend in a pom-lined clutch, but the studs give it an edgier feel! Shop it here: BP. studded clutch ! I included these and several other styles to shop below!
Slides are raging this season and I love the crisscross design of these. The leopard print is a staple in my wardrobe and I love adding that pop of pattern with my accessories. I also love the metallic gold ones, which can be worn practically all day, every day, with everything! Shop both below along with a few other available colors and styles:
Lastly, bring on the baubles. The Gabriela ombre drops from Baublebar are too cute for words and are also available in blue. It’s hard to choose a favorite…reminds me of Sleeping Beauty when the fairies are fighting over which color to make Aurora’s dress… *Make it pink! Make it blue!* I’m also loving the design and beautifully rich colors in the Nazaria drops. The different colors of turquoise, green, and blue are stunning! Plus, the stone shapes are so unique. The Coral Reef Collar is a perfect summer statement necklace. In addition to the blush color, it’s also available in coral and turquoise. Shop these and a few other jewelry favorites below:
Yesterday, a bestie of mine came in town to visit and I wore this look below to our lunch date! The Suki top from Francesca’s combined several of my favorite things and trends: pink tassels, one-shoulder tops, ruffles, and embroidery. Best part is that t’s only $38! I couldn’t believe it. I paired it with the Clementine pink tassel earrings (only $18) because it incorporated the pink tones from the gorgeous embroidery on the ruffle. To finish off the look, I wore simple white skinny jeans from Old Navy (under $50) and gold double strap sandals. OH I can’t forget my aviator sunnies! They’re only $12 and come in seven colors! Shop my look below the pics!
Shop this look here:
I hope you enjoyed a few of the things I’m currently crushing and I’ll see you later this week with some home goodies and office reveal I promised from last week…forgive me pleeeeeease!