Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend + Sales Roundup

Memorial Day Weekend outfit
one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!! This collage gives you a little sneak peak into my weekend - Chris and I are headed to Charleston to look at some wedding venues! (Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who commented/emailed, I took a lot of your advice!) While we're in Charleston, we're also going to have a beach day at Isle of Palms and eat out at our favorite restaurants. This will be Winnie's first time at the beach - we are SO excited to see how she'll react to the sand and the ocean waves! 

On another note, there are a ton of amazing sales going on this weekend. I've rounded up some of the best below. Happy shopping! :)

NORDSTROM // Half-yearly sale - save up to 40% off (see my picks here!) 

J.CREW // 30% off your purchase with code SWEET

ANN TAYLOR // 40% off full-price styles & 50% off sale styles with code SUMMER
ANTHROPOLOGIE // Extra 40% off sale items 
ASOS // 20% off everything with code LIT20
BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off your purchase (no exclusions!) with code BRSUMMER 
BLOOMINGDALES // Take an extra 20% off select sale items with code BIGBAG
FOREVER 21 // Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30
FREE PEOPLE // Extra 25% off all sale styles
FURBISH STUDIO // 20% off sitewide with code HEYSUMMER
J.CREW // 30% off your purchase with code SWEET
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything
H&M // Up to 60% off and free shipping with code 4791
KATE SPADE // Free swimsuit pouch with any full-priced swim purchase
LOFT // 40% off everything with code VACAY
LOU & GREY // Take 30% off all sale styles 
LUCKY BRAND // 40% off almost everything
MACY'S // Extra 20% off with code SUNNY
MARK & GRAHAM // 15% off when you spend $150 or more, 25% off when you spend $500 
MILLY // 20% off sale items with code READYSETSUMMER
NORDSTROM RACK // Take an extra 25% off clearance
OLD NAVY // All tees, tanks, shorts & swimwear is 40% off
POTTERY BARN // Buy more, save more (up to 25% off) & free shipping with code SAVEMORE
REBECCA MINKOFF // Up to 60% off sitewide 
SAM EDELMAN // 30% off sitewide with code SAMSUMMER30
SHOPBOP // Thousands of spring items added to the sale section 
SOLE SOCIETY // Up to 50% off select styles
TALBOTS // All markdowns: extra 40% off one item or extra 50% off two or more 
T3 MICRO // 15% off sitewide with code RST315
VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE // 10% off orders of $300 or more with code MEMORIAL


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks

Happy Thursday, everyone! One of the best sales of the year started yesterday, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale! A lot of outfits I've worn are now marked down to 40% off, making items less than $20 and $30. Items usually sell out fast during this sale, so be sure to add something to your cart right away if you think you want it!

classic spring inspiration. love the Chloe Faye handbag
SALE ITEM: eyelet off-the-shoulder top (40% off, less than $30)
ripped step hem jeans (less than $60!) // Carrson sandals, similar HERE // Chloe Faye handbag
large hoop earrings // Michele watch // David Yurman bracelets here & here

SALE ITEM: white cold shoulder top (40% off, less than $40)
skinny jeans (less than $60) // Gucci Marmot handbag, similar HERE // Carrson sandals 

SALE ITEM: one shoulder ruffle top (40% off) 
MAC lipstick in "pink nouveau"

SALE ITEM: blue striped skirt (45% off, less than $40!)
white camisole (a staple in my closet!) // panama hat 
Chanel handbag, similar HERE and HERE // Stuart Weitzman sandals in "bambina nappa"

SALE ITEM: one shoulder top (40% off, less than $30!)

SALE ITEM: gingham cold shoulder top (40% off!)

SALE ITEM: seersucker off-the-shoulder dress (40% off, less than $30)

SALE ITEM: stripe pocket tee (40% off, less than $20)

SALE ITEM: Kate Spade iPhone case (33% off)

SALE ITEM: ruffle off-the-shoulder dress (40% off, less than $50!)
Louis Vuitton clutch, buy pre-owned HERE // Michele watch // David Yurman bracelet

I originally planned to have my Ravello Travel Guide up today, but it is taking a lot longer than I thought to write it (ah). I promise it will be up soon!! For those asking, we stayed at Palazzo Avino in Ravello and I highly recommend it.

If you have any questions about the items I'm wearing in this post, let me know in the comments!




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Exploring the Streets of Ravello

straw tote (sold out in my color), similar & less expensive here // handmade sandals, similar HERE 

I wore this blue and white dress one day to explore Ravello - one of the things I loved I about Ravello is that the entire city is walkable. Around  every corner there's a new beautiful site to see, whether it's a garden, view of the coastline or just a pretty door. This outfit was both cute and comfy for walking around town and taking in the sights. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post because I'm sharing our Ravello Travel Guide, including another vlog!

Thank you to everyone who commented or emailed me yesterday with Charleston venues and/or wedding planners! You have NO IDEA how helpful that was!! I haven't even planned anything yet and I'm already feeling overwhelmed and stressed. If you have tips about dealing with stress I'll take those too, haha! ;)



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Closet Staples

white camisole (a staple in my closet!) // blue striped skirt, also love THIS ONE // panama hat
Chanel handbag, similar HERE and HERE // Stuart Weitzman sandals in "bambina nappa"

This is another look I wore in Italy on the Amalfi Coast. The great thing about this outfit is it's made up completely of closet staples for summer! I ordered five different brands of white camisoles from Nordstrom to test them out and this one was the clear winner - it's just the right thickness, not see-through at all, is a pretty, pure white color and it's also super comfortable. And for less than $20, I got it in black too! I also recently purchased these Stuart Weitzman ankle strap sandals - another closet staple from Nordstrom. They have a lower heel than most of my other sandals, which makes them easier to walk in! The color, "bambina nappa" is the PERFECT neutral to wear with any outfit, casual or dressy. And finally, I also consider this blue striped skirt to be a summer closet staple, because every girl needs a cute little miniskirt in her wardrobe this summer! I love the button and peplum detailing on this one. As you can tell, Nordstrom is definitely my go-to whenever I want to find high-quality items that make up my closet essentials! 

Okay, now I have to ask a favor of you guys! Chris and I are just now starting to research some wedding venues - I would love, love, love to have the wedding in Charleston. If you have any recommendations for wedding venues in Charleston or in the surrounding area I would love to know!!! Shoot me an email or leave me a note in the comments. :) 



*Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post

Monday, May 22, 2017

To Infinity and Beyond

Showpo cover-up maxi, I also love THIS ONE & THIS ONE
handmade sandals, similar HERE // David Yurman bracelet
vintage YSL earrings // MAC lipstick in "pink nouveau"

While we were in Ravello we had the chance to visit the Belmond Hotel Caruso, one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever seen (in my entire life!!). There's a beautiful infinity pool out back that overlooks the mountains and coastline. I wore this maxi as a cover-up over my bathing suit... I love the blue and white pattern on it. There are several different ways to tie it, so you can easily switch up the look of the dress. I twisted the straps a little bit to achieve the look you see above!

On another note, this past weekend was one of the best I've had! One of my best friends from college got married on Bald Head Island. It was a gorgeous southern wedding (the dance floor was monogrammed!) and it was like a big college reunion because I got to see a lot of my friends that now live in different parts of the country.

How was everyone else's weekend?!



Friday, May 19, 2017

Polka Dot Dress in Ravello

polka dot wrap dress // Stuart Weitzman heels
Chanel handbag, similar HERE // Fendi sunglasses
David Yurman bracelet // Ciao Bella hat, also HERE

Happy Friday, everyone!! This polka dot wrap dress was one of my favorite dresses from my trip to Italy. I love how flirty & feminine it is! I paired it with a lot of neutral accessories since I thought it fit the surroundings of Ravello. This was the street right outside of our hotel - although it doesn't look like it, cars can drive down it (although only one at a time!). If only Winston Salem had beautiful cobblestone streets like this one!!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Like I told y'all yesterday, I'm at Bald Head Island celebrating the wedding of one of my closest college friends. It's going to be a big girls reunion and I absolutely can't wait!