Hi guys! By the time you’re reading this I’ll be sitting on a plane headed to Palm Springs! Even though I’ll only be there for a few days, this trip definitely fueled my shopping addiction. I kept finding myself saying, “this would be great for Palm Springs” so often, I even tried to rush order a pineapple floatie straight to the house I’m staying at (I say tried because I think the address doesn’t allow for guests to send packages or Amazon just wasn’t havin’ it).
Needless to say, this trip definitely sparked my interest to find the perfect swimsuit cover up, and boy did I.
T-Shirt Dress (sold out, similar) // Denim Jacket (sold out, similar) // Fringe Purse // Strappy Sandals
I keep saying this, but I’ve been so impressed by Forever 21 lately! Everything they carry right now is so on-trend, not to mention highly affordable. I mean the whole store is practically denim skirts, off-the-shoulder shirts, and strappy sandals galore!
I will say, you really need to be strategic about what you’re going to buy at Forever 21. As I’m pretty sure you all know from prior experiences, some pieces are amazing quality and fit great, and some can be a major letdown. I’ve shopped at Forever 21 for so many years now that I can just tell by looking at something if it’s good quality or if it will only last a few wears. If you’re not so confident in your ability to separate the good from the bad, my friend Julia (also a F21 aficionado) has an amazing video on her YouTube channel where she spills the tea on all the best Forever 21 shopping hacks, you have to check it out!
Friends. It’s currently 8:00AM on a Saturday morning, and I’m sitting here giddy with excitement about what I’m about to share with y’all. You know that feeling when you go to the mall expecting to find absolutely nothing, but you end up striking gold? Well, that’s me right now. I’m honestly still on cloud nine over how perfect everything I found was, and I’m super excited to share them with you guys. It’s been a while since I updated my summer wardrobe, so it’s nice to have some new pieces to play around with (that aren’t knit sweaters or black!) Side note, this is just a quick try-on haul so you can see exactly how all the clothes fit, but you best believe I’ll be styling these over the next few weeks.
The countdown is over because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has finally begun! I know, I know, everyone and their mother is talking about this sale, but here’s why: Nordstrom releases BRAND NEW merchandise for fall and winter at a discounted price! Crazy, right? If you’re a Nordstrom cardholder (they have both credit and debit options), then you can start shopping from now until July 20th. The sale will open to the public on July 21st, and you’ll have until August 8th to shop these amazing deals! Now, I know it may feel weird buying knit sweaters and riding boots right in the middle of summer, but you gotta get over it because as a seasoned shopper of this sale (and a Nordstrom employee for 2 years) I promise you that the Anniversary Sale is notorious for selling out of the hottest items within just a few days, if not hours! My one piece of advice? Take advantage of Nordstrom’s bomb return policy and buy now, decide later!
My favorite part of the sale is that it’s inclusive of all departments, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy. That being said, that also means there’s a lot of merchandise to sift through, so I rounded up the hottest items from the sale (pictured in the collage), as well as the best items in each specific category.
Simply click the images to shop!
If I was wearing something you thought was cute and you were to ask me where it was from, chances are I’d say, “It’s from Australia!”. You’d then proceed to give me a confused, muddled look, which would be my cue to explain my complete and utter love for Australian online retailers. Amazed by my excitement and passion for said retailers, you’d then mention that you’ll definitely have to check them out, only you never will because you’re a ‘convenience shopper’ and can’t fathom waiting more than 2 days to receive an item (Amazon Prime sure has spoiled us all!).
Well, friends, this is a dialogue I’ve had far too many times, so to prevent you from missing out on one of my best kept (not so) secrets, I’m filling you in on the top 5 Australian websites you NEED to be shopping at. With summer in full swing, now is the time to stock up on rompers, dresses, crop tops, and matching sets, all of which the Australians do best!