Striped Shirt, Floral skirt and Sole Society tote bag

I talk about it every year, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access for card holders began yesterday and the sale opens to everyone on July 22nd) is truly my favorite sale of the year because it offers major discounts on all the new Fall products before the season starts (instead of discounts on say, bathing suits at the end of August that you’ll have to wait another year to wear).

With that in mind, each year I try to strategically think about the key pieces that are on my wish list for the season ahead as well as a few trendier pieces that I know will be ‘must haves’ and scoop them up during the sale. Plus, aside from Fall pieces is an awesome time to score a deal on that designer bag or sunglasses you’ve been eyeing (this pair in particular has been on my ‘lust-list’ for awhile), quality athletic wear, and amazing beauty buys (how gorgeous are these colors?!).

So if you’re a card holder like me then game on. And if not, now is the time to do some browsing so you can be ready to grab things when the sale opens to the public – because things sell out quickly at that point!

(pictured above and also part of the #NSale – this Sole Society tote in the perfect shade of ‘greige’ – that’s fashion speak for grey/beige) 


Flared overalls (trust me on these) with sneakers, a ribbed sweater and ‘greige’ tote (perfect for weekend road trips)

Snakeskin and suede crossbody bag, wrap skirt and metallic oxfords (I’d wear this to go from desk to drinks)

Striped button down, pinafore romper, duster coat and lace-up heels (obsessed with a dusty rose and burgundy color combo for late Summer/early Fall)

Wool beret, floral slipdress, embossed leather bag and suede over the knee boots (has a kind of Parisian meets 90s feel)

Quilted bomber jacket, denim mini skirt and rain boots (almost too cute to save for a rainy day)

*I’ll be sharing exactly what I’m picking up once I hit ‘checkout’ plus more of my top picks throughout the sale!

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Best of: Fourth of July Sales - summer style in Boden tunic dress, Brixton hat and Soludos espadrilles

Backyard barbecues, lazy days by the water, endless happy hours and honestly… all these sales. We’re having a 4 day stay-cation in the city this year to celebrate and you can bet I’ll be picking up a few summer things on major discount (like this swoon-worthy gingham bucket bag, cute one-piece bathing suit and fringe-y slides). I’ve rounded up some of the best of the best Fourth of July sales for you below so you don’t have to do the legwork and can get back to having a happy, relaxing, fun holiday weekend!

(wearing Boden Tunic Dress and Soludos Espadrilles (both on sale!) with Brixton Panama Hat)

ANTHROPOLOGIEExtra 30% off sale styles with code: EVENBETTER

BANANA REPUBLICExtra 50% off sale styles

BODEN: Up to 60% off select styles

FRENCH CONNECTION: Extra 20% off sale items with code FC20US

GIGI NEW YORK: Up to 30% off select styles

JCREW: 40% off select summer styles + extra 40-60% sale styles with code COOLSTYLES

LOFT: 50% off sitewide with code JULY4TH

OLD NAVY: Up to 60% off sitewide

SHOPBOP: Summer sale on select styles

SOLE SOCIETY: Up to 50% off select styles

TALBOTS: 40% off one sale item, 50% off two or more

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Extra 30% off sale items

WEST ELM: 20% off select styles including all coffee/side tables and all lighting

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Since the weather is just now really starting to feel like Summer, I’m planning on picking up lots of great in-season pieces at major discounts over the holiday weekend (in between boat rides and sun-bathing that is!). My top picks are above and the run-down of all the best sales below. I just grabbed this fringe hem sweater and plan to grab this floral dress for an upcoming wedding. Happy Memorial Day weekend friends!

ANTHROPOLOGIEExtra 30% off sale items (no code needed)

ASOS20% off sitewide with code HISUMMER

BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your purchase with code BRTAKE40

FRENCH CONNECTION: 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code FC30MR

GIGI NEW YORK: 20% off sitewide + free shipping (no code needed)

JCREW: 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND

LOFT40% off new arrivals + 60% off sale items (no code needed)

NORDSTROM: Half yearly sale with items up to 40% off (no code needed)

OLD NAVY: 50% off tanks, tees, shorts & swim (no code needed)

TALBOTS: Extra 40% off one sale item, extra 50% off two or more sale items (no code needed)

SOLE SOCIETY: Up to 50% off select styles (no code needed)

STEVE MADDEN: 20% off orders of $75+, 25% off orders of $100+ with code SUN

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Black Friday deals were pretty good this year – but Cyber Monday? It can’t really be beat. I’m on the lookout for a new winter coat for myself (and maybe a cute new pair of pajamas), electronics for the men on my list, handbags for the ladies and stocking stuffers/small gifts for everyone in between. Below – a round-up of the very best across the internet. Also – be sure to follow me on Instagram where I’ll be sharing some holiday ready style throughout the day that’s all on sale too!








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As we move from Thanksgiving into the true holiday season, I’m feeling extra thankful for all the big and little blessings I’ve got in my life. From life in New York to having Adam as my partner in this venture (and life), traveling the world, my friends, family and career.. and of course you all! Whether you’ve followed from the beginning or just stop in from time to time – this little corner of the internet means the world to me. So thank you. And one of my favorite way to say thanks to those that are near and dear to me is by finding them a perfectly fitting present. So without further ado – I bring you the best of the internets Black Friday sales. I’ll be updating throughout the weekend and if you really want to make a strong game plan I suggest you check out my Gift Guide for Her, Him and the Hostess first before then perusing the sale options below. Happy shopping and enjoy your long weekend!


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