Friday, July 29, 2016

Here Comes the Sun


tan faux leather handbag // Here Comes the Sun hat, more hats here

Have you guys ever shopped at ModCloth? I love their affordable clothing, accessories and even home decor. The off-shoulder dress I'm wearing in these photos is right up my alley - it's a really high-quality material in person (I'm wearing a size small). And how about these cute llace-up heels - they are only $16!!! SIXTEEN! I have been needing a new pair of black shoes, and these are my new favorite. Also, be sure to check out Modcloth's selection of office decor - they have really cute notebooks and pencils that I just ordered for my office!

What are you guys up to this weekend? I'm taking a day trip to the mountains to try to escape the heat - North Carolina's heat index has been over 100 degrees this entire week and it's difficult to even breathe outside. It's supposed to be in the low 70s in the mountains today so I'm excited to just get to enjoy the cool air for a while!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Neutrals + #NSale Items Have Been Restocked!





thermal top (less than $50), also love THIS ONE from the #Nsale // white pants
David Yurman link bracelet, cuff bracelet // Celine sunglasses, similar HERE

I don't know what it is, but I've been really into neutrals lately! They look so "grown up" versus the bright colors and tassels that I've been wearing most of summer (don't get me wrong, though, I still love my tassels!). This thermal top is a steal for less than $50 and is SO COZY I've been wearing it all around my apartment, even in pajama pants. :) I like it paired with white pants, but you could also wear it with jeans or even shorts. 

Also really quickly I just wanted to let you know that my two favorite pairs of jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale have been fully restocked - this dark wash pair and this distressed pair. Both sold out really quickly so if you want them act fast (FYI you can always return them for free, Nordstrom includes a return shipping label in the package). They are SO cute on - and designer jeans hardly ever go on sale! If you want to see how I styled the jeans, check out this post and this one. :)

I hope everyone has a great Thursday! Chris and I finished another three episodes of "Stranger Things" on Netflix last night... boy we are obsessed. We are dying to see the last two now! 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

YouTube Video: Everyday Makeup Routine


A few weeks ago I promised that a YouTube video on my "everyday makeup routine" would be coming soon. I'm not very good on camera haha, but hopefully you can get more of a feel for the products I use! Also FYI I'm using a few brand new products in this video - the Sigma blush and the Anastasia brow pomade - but everything else you'll recognize from this makeup post. I don't wear this much makeup every day (especially when I'm running errands around town), but I do apply this for blog/instagram photos. 

You can watch the video below... and PLEASE subscribe to my YouTube channel because I plan on making more videos in the future :)


WEARING:
lace-up cold shoulder top (less than $40) // jean shorts // curling wand is HERE

PRODUCTS USED:

Moisturizer
bareMinerals "true oasis" gel cream (apply first thing in the morning)

Primer

Foundation
It Cosmetics CC Cream in the shade "light" 
I use this foundation brush to apply the product mixed with bareMinerals serum bronzer

Under Eyes

Contour 

Blush
Sigma Aura Powder in the shade "nymphaea"
(Side note I also love this blush & have been using it for years)
 I use this brush with all blushes

Highlight

Eyebrows 
Anastasia dipbrow pomade in "medium brown" (recent purchase)
I used Anastasia brow wiz pencil in "medium brown" for the past couple years

Mascara
L'Oreal Double Extend primer (I only use the white side)
 Too Faced "Better than Sex" mascara
I also like Dior "diorshow" mascara

Setting Powder
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cold Shoulder Transition Dress




BP cold shoulder dressthis one is apart of the #NSale, also love THIS green one
YSL lipstick in "tropical pink"

Lately things have been selling out on Nordstrom's website before I can blink an eye! So I apologize, y'all, this cold shoulder dress doesn't have much left in stock. There are a lot of cold shoulder options out there, though, including THIS really pretty green one! I love a good cold shoulder dress, especially for transitioning into fall. The colors olive green and burgundy are really speaking to me right now! Haha. :)

Chris and I started watching the show "Stranger Things" on Netflix last night and now we are HOOKED! Has anyone seen it? Each episode is about an hour long and last night we watched three in a row (and I skipped the Bachelorette). If you like scary/suspenseful movies, you have to watch it!!!

xoxo

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Off Shoulder Ruffle Top...





I loved this floral print ruffle top when I saw it on the website because it reminded me of fall... but it's still wearable in the summer! It's made of a really light, breathable material and would look so cute with jean shorts or white shorts. I'm wearing it with jeans specifically because I wanted to wear these wedge booties I bought from the Nordstrom sale haha! I owned last year's version and wore them to DEATH last year, so I knew I wanted this year's version too. They are so comfortable because they're wedges! The website says they run small, but I ordered my normal size and they were a perfect fit.

This weekend was so much fun... We went to Raleigh for one of our friend's weddings, so I got to see a bunch of our friends, including my best friend since the third grade. It was an outdoor wedding, though, and it was H-O-T! What did y'all do this weekend?!

P.S. Tell me what you bought from the Nordstrom Sale!! I wanna hear! 

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Friday, July 22, 2016

#NSALE Opens to the Public (& Giveaway Winners Announced!)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened to the public this morning and some of the most popular items have been restocked... including the AG jeans and the Vince Camuto booties. Keep checking throughout the morning because other popular items will be restocked as well! 

I bought an XS in this Lush long sleeve blouse - it's not low-cut at all (in case you were worried) and comes in three different colors. The AG jeans are one of my favorite purchases from the sale and the fit is TTS. These jeans don't stretch at all (which is why I love them) but keep that in mind while you're ordering!

AG legging ankle jeans

I picked up this Nixon leather band watch from the sale and am SO happy I did. It matches with every single clothing item and looks amazing with cognac and burgundy handbags. It's such a classic watch that you can wear all year round, but I think it will look particularly good in the fall! The band is adjustable, so it fits even very small wrists (I have unusually small wrists) which is a huge plus for me.

Nixon leather band watch - on sale for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This Topshop patchwork cardigan has also been restocked - I am wearing the size US 2. I know it looks huge on the model online, but it's not that big in person, and it's meant to be oversized and cozy. It's really soft in person, which I was surprised by, and it is seriously SO comfortable. I've been wearing it when I'm in my office working!

Topshop patchwork cardigan from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My favorite booties from the sale, the Vince Camuto Feina booties, have been restocked but are guaranteed to sell out again. They are the most universally flattering booties - my mom got some also, and they look equally as good on her. Wear them with shorts, a dress, jeans.... they are also incredibly versatile. They are TTS so get your normal size!

LOVE these Vince Camuto booties!
Lush crepe blouse (less than $30 & comes in seven colors) // similar white shorts

This ASTR lace-up sweater was another favorite purchase from the sale. It's TTS, I'm waring the XS. I love the slits in the side and the fact that you don't need to wear a tank on underneath (the front doesn't come down very low or even low enough to see cleavage). I wear it with shorts, white pants and denim. 

lace up sweater paired with shorts for summer/fall

These are a few of my shoe purchases from the sale... we already talked about the Vince Camuto booties, so let's talk about the lace-ups. The Halogen "Owen" lace-up flats come in several colors, I also wish I had gotten them in the "chestnut suede" color because it's such a neutral. I am happy with mine, too, I absolutely LOVE the bordeaux color for fall. These flats fit TTS and are some of the most comfortable flats I've ever worn. 

The Vince Camuto "Barsha" lace-up pumps are really great shoes to have in your closet. I found that the grey color matches so much, and they are perfect for your work wardrobe or for date night or a night out on the town. They are TTS.

#NSALE shoe purchases

I've talked about these Lush crepe blouses a lot over the past week, but they seriously are the best. They come in so many cute colors and can be styled a million ways (think of it with a faux fur vest in the fall!). I wear an XS in the tops.

Lush crepe blouse - wear now or later in the fall
Lush crepe blouse (less than $30 & comes in seven colors) // similar white shorts
Nixon leather watch // Hinge wool hat (less than $30)

The Leith dolman dress is fully stocked and SO cute and flattering on. I got a size XS. Look how cute it is with a blanket scarf!

how to style a dress in the fall - all of these items are from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

One of my handbag purchases from the sale, the Tory Burch convertible leather crossbody bag. The leather is incredibly high quality, just like all of Tory Burch's bags. It's actually pretty roomy inside, too, but if you're looking for a bigger option, check out this one. These handbags in the "bark" color will go with every single outfit.

Tory Burch convertible leather crossbody bag
Tory Burch convertible leather cross body bag

Crossing my fingers that the Wayf off-shoulder blouse comes back in stock this morning! Wearing a size XS. I love the detailing on the sleeve and the fact that you can wear it now, and it doesn't have to be saved for fall!

AG "the legging" ankle jeans // Chloe espadrille wedges, less expensive version here

$15 tee shirts that are comfortable, soft as my pajamas, and high-quality... sign me up! I am obsessed with these V-neck tees and am ordering more this morning. They aren't see-through (even the white one) and you can wear them alone or under cardigans and jackets. 

How to style a basic tee - this one is only $15!
heather grey V-neck tee (only $15 & comes in several colors!)
J.Crew camo shirt (old), similar HEREHERE & HERE // similar white pants on sale
Valentino leopard flats, similar versions HERE & HERE // Gucci handbag c/o

The B.P. cargo anorak jacket is SUCH fall staple, trust me! The olive green color is gorgeous and can go over tees, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, plaid shirts, etc. It looks great with a blanket scarf, too! I got an XS in it, but the sleeves are still a little long. 

BP cargo jacket from the #nsale
Vince Camuto "Feina" booties in "khaki suede" // Shiraleah "Anya" plaid blanket scarf

Perhaps my very favorite bag from the sale, the Vince Camuto "Abril" leopard bag. I love these Vince bags because they look just like the Chloe Faye handbag, but for a lot less. This leopard one is the perfect way to add a pop of pattern to an outfit. 

Vince Camuto Abril leopard bag from the #nsale
Vince Camuto "Abril" leopard bag // cat eye sunglasses in "black"

This outfit I re-created from last year using all new products! My Caslon knit tee is only $17. Wearing the XS. It comes in SIXTEEN colors so that is a lot to choose from!

striped tee + white pants + cognac bag
 Caslon knit tee (comes in sixteen colors!) // similar white pants (my exact ones are here)
Tory Burch leather crossbody bag // leopard heels // monogram necklace (size 3XL)

This dress I'm wearing is another great purchase you can wear now or later. (It has really cute bell sleeves you can't see in this picture!) It's TTS, I'm wearing the XS. I have it belted with a leopard belt here, so it does make the dress look a little shorter than it actually is (keep that in mind). My mom's Treasure & Bond sweater is also really cute and SO cozy (cause I tried it on!). My mom's review of her purchases can be found here

Mom and daughter outfits

And all that is just about half of what I bought from the sale! Yikes! To see my original Nordstrom Anniversary sale review post, click here. I'm styling a bunch of the items different ways, which might give you some ideas on how to wear things! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale outfit ideas
To see all of these looks, click here

And now for the fun part... the giveaway winners! If you're a winner, please email me at southerncurlsandpearls@gmail.com to redeem your prize and to start shopping right away! Thank you to EVERYONE who entered! You guys are seriously the best!!!!

$500 Gift Card Winner:
Meagan Bowling
$250 Gift Card Winners:
Elyse Lauren Roelans
Kelly Dellinger

xoxo

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