I’m taking a break from all the Mommy stuff with a more fashion related post today. I haven’t had much time to create fashion related content for the blog but I must say it was nice to get a bit dressed up/put together for this post. I barely have time to curl my hair, put on makeup or steam my clothes so it was refreshing to do something other than feed and play with the baby. Not that I’m complaining (I love being a new mom) but it’s nice to feel pretty sometimes and I think it’s important to have some “ME” time when you are a mom too!
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!
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!
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!
It’s still pretty hot in Southern California and I’m holding on to every last bit of summer! I’ve been super into ruffles and stripes lately so when I curated this ruffle stripe dress for Morning Lavender, I knew I had to snag one for myself :). By the way, this dress is suppose to be off the shoulder but I made it strapless as I felt it fitted my petite frame better.
Summer is still going strong, especially in Southern California! It’s been quite hot and humid lately so I’ve been surviving in lightweight cute summer pieces like this adorable two piece gingham set from ASOS. Not only does ASOS has a great selection of trendy and affordable summer pieces but I especially love shopping on their site because of their petite sizing. Other cute gingham styles I found from ASOS include this darling pink gingham set, this easy-to-wear gingham romper and the cutest off the shoulder gingham bikini!
One of my favorite #ootd to wear for the summer is an all white look. An all white look can be incredibly fresh and chic. I also find wearing the same color head-to-toe is flattering and elongating. So when I discovered this fun and frilly white jumpsuit, I knew I just had to have it! When my husband saw me in it, he immediately said “well don’t you just look like a boss lady!” lol. This modern twist on the power suit is also very versatile as you can wear this look during the day or the evening. If you don’t own a white jumpsuit, I suggest you find one and put one on – it’s incredibly empowering!
With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on right now, I’ve been stocking up on a lot of great Fall pieces on sale. I don’t think I’ll get to wear these pieces for a while as it’s been so incredibly warm in SoCal. Instead, I have been living in rompers almost everyday. If you have been following my blog, you know that I love how comfortable and easy to style rompers are. I found this darling romper with just the perfect pop of color for the summer. And although it’s not a part of the #NSale, it’s already affordable at just under $50! You’ll find more of my favorite affordable summer rompers at the bottom of this post!
My love for ruffles continues today with this fabulous wrap ruffle skirt from Morning Lavender! Since it’s a self tying wrap skirt, the adjustable waist allows petite gals like me who usually wears XS to fit a size Small. The skirt is so fun and you can dress it up with a dressier top or blouse or dress it down with simple white tee. It’s such a great skirt to pack for upcoming travel!
Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! We are here on a short vacation with some friends and it’s our first time visiting this charming city! I will recap our trip in a future blog post (in the meantime follow me on Instagram Stories @laceandlocks) but first I wanted to share a pretty seaside look I wore today at Folly Beach in South Carolina. We made our way over there to check some of the East Coast shores and it although it wasn’t quite bright, sandy beaches we have in SoCal, it was still lovely and exactly how I imagined a beach on the East Coast to be. I wore my favorite new gingham maxi dress from J.Crew that comes in both regular and petite sizing! I actually wore flat sandals with this dress! I love the silhouette of this dress with it’s high waisted and fit and flare shape. Gingham is totally trending now and you don’t want to miss out on this perfect Spring/Summer piece!
And P.S. I’m wearing my new Cult Gaia ark bag again! I only packed 2 handbags for this trip (more of my travel tips in a later post) so you will be seeing this bag a lot ;).