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BUTTON DOWN MIDI DRESS

After my latest IVF transfer, I’ve been taking a much needed break from work – spending less hours working and more time focusing on me and keeping myself healthy and less stressed. It has been so hot in Southern California and I’ve been living in easy-to-wear dresses that are stylish and comfy at the same time. I love this striped button midi dress from you guessed it, Morning Lavender. I know I wear a lot of stuff from my own boutique but (a) I have easy access to it (b) everything is cute (because duh I curated it) and (c) I don’t really have much time to shop elsewhere. Anyway, this is one of my favorite dresses from our newest arrivals. Scroll down to see other cute dresses with the button trend!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Early Access

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! Nordstrom credit card holders are allowed “special” early entry to shop the Anniversary Sale both in-store and online. Don’t fear, the sale opens up to the public on July 20th. For full details, visit my Nordstrom Anniversary 2018 guide.
As you know, this is my favorite time of the year to shop, especially online! At midnight, I went on Nordstrom.com and started shopping for their amazing anniversary sale! This is such a great sale to shop online because there’s free shipping, free returns, and exchanges. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about the crowds and long lines! It’s that easy!

Here are my favorite pieces that I purchased at midnight. I could not pass on an amazing sale like this! I bought many neutral toned pieces that is perfect to wear right now in this SoCal heat and will easily to transition into Fall as well! I love pieces that you can wear year-round. Be sure to bookmark my blog as I will share with you my try-ons tomorrow!

You definitely do not want to miss out on this opportunity, because the best items sell out quickly! Happy Shopping!!! Let me know in the comments below any of your favorites from the SALE!

As always, be sure to follow me on Instagram @LaceandLocks and @ShopMorningLavender

Fashion

Lace and Lock’s Guide to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hey guys!

I wanted to take time out of my busy schedule to share with you one of my favorite sales of the year is starting this week! If you haven’t already heard all the buzz, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for card members starts this Thursday, July 12, 2018! This will give you the chance to buy brand new arrivals on sale before they go back to full-price! Prices go up August 6, 2018. As in recent years and as you can tell from last year’s post, I LOVE this sale and always find some great items to add to my wardrobe!

I want to share some tips to you that will definitely come in handy for your first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale trip! In the comments below, let me know if this helped!

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

If I haven’t stressed this enough, this is my favorite time of the year to shop at Nordstrom. And I know it’s been so freaking hot lately, but if you shop now, you can save big on brand new arrivals for the Fall/Winter. Some items are exclusive for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so you won’t be able to find the same item anywhere else. I opened a Nordstrom card for the benefits and Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’re interested in getting a card, click here to read more to see which card is right for you!

I need to know all the dates! When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 starting?

Mark this on your calendars because the Early Access Sale starts this Thursday!
Early Access for Nordstrom card members only: July 12, 2018 – July 19, 2018
Public Access: July 20, 2018 – August 5, 2018

I found the dress I really want on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog, but I don’t have time to shop in-store!

Nordstrom makes it so easy. Simply check out online and pick up your order in store. Did you know there’s curbside pick up? After checking out, use the Nordstrom iOS app to request! They will walk your purchase out to your car! That’s what I am going to do! 🙂

What if they run out of the color and/or size I want?

There were some items that I wanted to buy last year, but they didn’t have my size in the store. I’ve always had great experience with the store associates at Nordstrom. They helped me to find the size and/or color I needed by either ordering it from online or calling different Nordstrom stores. The shipping is free and return is easy!

What are your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks?

Nordstrom released the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog! There’s an online version! But, if you want a hard copy, check your mail or pick one up at a Nordstrom near you.

Here are some of my favorite styles from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I’ve already bookmarked and will definitely try to snatch up first. I love that pastels are trending for Fall and you know I can’t get enough of closed toe mules!

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FAVORITE NEW YELLOW JUMPSUIT

Hi folks!!!! First of all, Jason & I want to THANK YOU for all your thoughtful messages regarding my last post. The past 3 weeks have not been easy but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I am now off my IVF hormones and finally not feeling bloated all of the time.  My spirit and confidence are coming back and I’m starting to feel more comfortable dressing cute and sharing some #OOTD with you all.

The weather has also been super warm lately so I’m busting out my favorite items to wear for Spring – jumpsuits and rompers. Seriously I have an obsession with these adult size onesies – I probably have enough to wear one every day of the month! This new one from my boutique – Morning Lavender is my new favorite jumpsuit because (1) I’m a sucker for anything yellow and (2) because it has the most adorable bow in the back! Not to mention how comfortable this jumpsuit is – I feel like I’m wearing really chic pajamas! And yes these images were photographed by the hubs outside Morning Lavender Cafe because that’s where we spend all of our time now!

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THESE PAST 4 WEEKS

Hi friends! I’m sorry for being super MIA on the blog and on social media lately. The past 4 weeks have been the most intense 4 weeks for us both professionally and personally. We recently opened up the cafe portion of Morning Lavender OC and it has kept us super busy to say the least. In addition, we had our IVF transfer last month! I wanted to update you all so stay tuned for a super long post today! I’m also sorry if there are grammatical errors or if I’m all over the place – it has been a very long 4 weeks!

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LAYERED JACKET: 2 WAYS

Today I’m sharing a jacket I can’t stop wearing on repeat. Our Morning Lavender Elle Taupe Layered Jacket is such a fun, trendy jacket that you can wear multiple ways and here I’ve showed the jacket 2 ways: over a dress and dressed down a bit with jeans. You guys asked for more “everyday looks” so I’m going to try to show different ways to wear different looks for y’all. I honestly wear this jacket all the time and I get so many compliments on it. It’s also so soft that I’ve had strangers come up to ask me to feel my jacket…lol. We recently restocked the Elle Taupe Layered Jacket – it sold out various times so get your hands on it now if you want one!

The first look is layering the jacket over a simple black dress and pairing it with some cute black booties for a great transitional look. The jacket itself has so much focus that you don’t have to have such a busy look underneath. I’m also accessorizing the outfit with my favorite new go-to bag – the Waverly Crossbody from Lo & Sons. I bought this bag over Christmas and I LOVE it because you can also wear this bag multiple ways. It’s such a great bag for traveling because it’s petite but versatile. Here I’m wearing it as a crossbody and later on I’ll show you another way to wear it.

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Burgundy Pleated Maxi Skirt

Can you tell what my favorite color is this season?! Yes I’m loving burgundy and November & December are the perfect months to wear this beautiful color. I love this color so much that we just had to create this flowy burgundy pleated maxi skirt for Morning Lavender. I’ve actually shown a variety of ways to wear this skirt (casual and dressy) in our new Morning Lavender YouTube Style Video. Don’t forget to subscribe to check out all of our fashion and behind-the-scenes content!

On a side note, I apologize for the lack of content lately! It’s been work as usual as we are preparing to open up our new Morning Lavender boutique in Orange County! It has truly been a labor of love this past year and I am dying to show you guys the finished product! I’m also dying for our home remodel to be over! I’m surrounded by construction these days and it’s hard to find time to create some fresh content. But I am headed to NYC this weekend (for work) and I’ll be sharing some new Fall looks so stay tuned! Thank you for following along and supporting me!

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FALL PONCHO SWEATER

We are back from Hawaii (recap coming soon) and unfortunately, work didn’t slow down while I was gone. Since we don’t have a dress code at the office (one of the perks of owning your own women’s clothing business), I’m often in jeans or dresses for work. One of my favorite Fall looks is throwing on soft pull-over sweater or a chic, but cozy cardigan to stay warm but casual through the busy work day. This cable poncho sweater has definitely been on repeat a lot this Fall and with it’s drapey shape and versatile color, you can see why it’s so easy to dress it up or down. I dressed it down here with my favorite new jeans – these dark denim raw ankle jeans that is the perfect length for petite gals like me!

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YELLOW PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

It’s no secret that mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors for Fall so I knew I had to curate something in this beautiful color for Morning Lavender. It didn’t take me long to know what I wanted as I think pleated skirts are so classic and feminine. This mustard yellow pleated midi skirt makes me so happy when I wear it, which is actually pretty often since it’s such a versatile piece. I love dressing it up with a lace top or dressing it more casual with a denim button down shirt. However you style it, you can’t go wrong with this yellow beauty! P.S. If you are interested to see how I style pleated skirts, check out my style video.

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I STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

So I’ve been wanting to start this for awhile now but never really had the confidence to do so (I really don’t like hearing myself talk and “do I really have anything interesting to share?!“). After much encouragement from the hubs and probably 2 years later than planned, I finally decided to get out of my comfort zone and start my own YouTube channel!!! I feel a little late to the game as all the kids these days seem to be really good at this YouTube stuff but I’m gonna give it a try!

With our busy lives, I thought it might be interesting to share some behind-the-scenes of what it’s really like to be a #bosslady, wife, blogger and homeowner. We have some exciting projects in the works, including a new Morning Lavender store and remodeling our new home so be sure SUBSCRIBE to my channel to see all the craziness that is about to happen.

P.S. I know the volume of the music is too high – I will be making adjustments in future videos! Thank you for the feedback!

After doing my first VLOG, I got a little bit more confidence to make a style video with Morning Lavender as well! I’m only 5 feet tall so I’m always self-conscious about how I fit in clothes and look on camera (I know it’s weird because I have a fashion blog) so this was very nerve-wracking. Luckily, I’ve learned a lot after doing countless Morning Lavender photoshoots and working with our awesome models so I was able to pull off this style video! It was important for me to do a “Buyer Haul” to show how much thought and love goes into my curation process for the store. Everything you see on Morning Lavender IS actually handpicked by me and I feel a great attachment to all of our cute pieces.

Be sure to also SUBSCRIBE to Morning Lavender’s YouTube Channel because we will be creating a lot more content for you guys as well!