I’m wearing Big Bird Yellow and totally owning it, don’t you think? Actually, I love wearing bright yellow. It’s one of those shades that makes you stand out. And in fashion, you never want to blend in. When I see that something comes in yellow, that’s the shade I opt for. The color yellow has been proven to raise blood pressure and pulse, which are signs that indicate joy. It’s an instant pick me up, a representation of sunshine and happiness. And those are just some of the reasons why wearing the color yellow makes you happy.
Did you know emergency workers like firemen and crisis workers often wear the color yellow? That’s because it signals hopefulness and optimism. Now I’m not saying dress like you’re expecting a crisis. But if you’re wearing yellow, you’re already ahead of the curve. Chances are a stressful situation at work will feel a tad less jarring when you’re as bright as a Sesame Street character. (Perhaps Big Bird’s yellow color is the reason why he’s one of the most beloved children’s characters.) But wear with caution, as too much yellow may be tiresome for the eyes.
Summer is going strong with so many amazing sales. But all good things come to an end, like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which lasts through Sunday, August 6. Quite a few of my picks have sold out. Here are a bunch of great options that are still in stock. That last dress is only $30! Click on the items to shop. (Available sizes may vary.)
You can shop all my picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here in my shop for a limited time. If you’re not burnt out from scouring Nordstrom’s sale, there are a couple of great clearance sales at Lord & Taylor (up to 75% off) and Saks Off 5th (up to 80% off). Now that you’ve got some shopping homework, keep me posted on what you get and what you love!
For romantic date night outfits, a soft monochrome palette paints a beautiful canvas. Today I’m wearing a mix of lovely lace and totally touchable velour in a sea of ivory. The voluminous skirt makes me want to do a few twirls on the dance floor. I scored this blouse and skirt during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, saving over 30% (find more amazing Anniversary sale deals here).
My favorite item has to be these glitter and fringe Hera sandals. The shoes are fancy, but my feet are still happy in comfortable flats. The wild fringe gives the entire look a playful feel, while the glitzy straps create a wonderful contrast.
Anyone watch Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce on Bravo? I am currently catching up on Season 3 on Netflix. How on earth do those women wear 5 in heels around town, at home, chasing after their kids, all day every day? I understand that they are portraying a glamorous (possibly unsustainable lifestyle), but I’m surprised that none of them need foot surgery at this point. I love a pretty heel, but a glamorous pair of flats is even better in my book. Many of you may love your heels, and I respect/am in awe of your abilities to stay upright in them for longer than an hour. But I will take comfortable & cute over glamorous & hazardous any day.
Questionable shoe choices aside, which trends in date night outfits are you rocking right now?
When it comes to styling denim on denim, I used to be totally against it. The guido tuxedo was a non starter. But in the last few years, I’ve done a 180. When styled correctly, denim on denim can look pretty awesome. Plus I’m always down for wearing comfortable jeans. While one of my favorite go-to looks is a light chambray on top of dark jeans, I’m always looking for other fun ways to style denim on denim.
Use Contrast to Style Denim on Denim
If you’re looking to mix two similar items, denim pieces in this case, use contrast to define your look. Here, contrast is at play in two ways — through proportion and color. This casual chic outfit mixes an oversized denim jacket with skinny ankle jeans. And the light blue jacket pops beautifully against the soft pastel pink jeans.
Embellished Denim Pieces You’ll Love
My secret style trick when I’m out of fuel is to throw on a denim jacket. It’s the perfect layering piece when you have a chance encounter with a cold front. This particular denim jacket is embellished with the coolest details. Here are a few more embellished denim pieces that will instantly elevate your look.
Do you have any cool denim on denim style tricks? I’d love to know.
Move over Early Access members…the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is finally open to the public! Hurry and shop select items before they’re snapped up or the sale ends on August 6. Today I’m sharing my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for 2017.
Although some best sellers have already sold out, there are plenty of great deals still available. Plus new items have been introduced today and will continue to be throughout the duration of the sale. You’d be surprised what the most popular picks are. Last year, basics held the top three spots including: the AG Legging Ankle Jeans, the BP. Open Front Cardigan, and the Lush Deep V-Neck Tee. So be sure to stock up on high quality basics you’ll wear day in and day out. At these prices, you’ll want to get two or three of your favorites in different styles or colors.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2017
Here are some more of my favorites from the sale that you’ll love:
And don’t forget shoes for your outfit!
Pro Tips to Shop the Sale
Shop the sale online and pick up your items in-store the same day (availability varies from store to store).
If you’re going on a spree, Nordstrom Cardmembers should schedule their Triple Points Day when you shop the sale.
Looking to reverse the signs of aging, but hoping your anti aging products could work a bit faster? I tried the JeNu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser, an anti aging skincare device. It is clinically and user proven to maximize the absorption of any skincare product by 6X in one minute. Yup, that’s almost a week’s worth of results in just a day’s effort.
Place the MicroSphere conducting gel on the tip of the Infuser. Use a pearl-sized amount for smaller treatment areas. (The gel is a required medium that transfers the ultrasound energy from the device to the skincare product.)
Press the power button. Gently move the device in a circular motion over the areas you want to treat. 365,000 pulses of ultrasonic energy per second are emitted, pushing key ingredients into critical areas.
Note: The Infuser will automatically turn off after one minute. Repeat the above steps for each area you want to treat.
Minimal Time Commitment: The JeNu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser promises to add only one minute to your regimen. This is a major plus because I like to keep my daily routine simple.
Better Absorption: Using the Infuser helps absorb 6X more of your skincare product over using your fingers for faster results.
Saves Money: By drawing up to 6X the strength from your skincare product, you get the power of 6 jars of product in one. That means you can save almost 6X the money by ultimately using less product.
Anti Aging Uses
Use the JeNu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser with any of your favorite anti aging and other skincare treatments such as retinol cream, peptide serum, antioxidant gel, and more. It only takes one minute a day to give your skincare routine an extra boost. The more you use it, the better the results for everything from frown lines, to dark spots, crow’s feet, fine lines, puffiness, and more.
You can purchase the JeNu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser here.
I was provided the JeNu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser and MicroSphere conducting gel to review on my blog. All opinions are my own.
I’m continuing the parade of awesome summer dresses with this lovely seashell tiered maxi dress. It’s an extra 60% off and now only $28 — a total steal! The maxi is made from voile, a thin cotton weave. That makes it extra lightweight to help you stay fresh in the summer heat. Plus it’s got the cutest navy seashell print and criss cross back. Can you say she sells seashells by the seashore 10X fast?
The subtle navy print is dark enough that it almost looks black. I’ve paired the look with blush accessories for an extra feminine feel.
Check out that adorable criss-cross strap!
Tiered Maxi Dresses
The tiered maxi dress is a beautiful silhouette for summer. Tiers give a dress shape and create a lovely ruffle effect. I adore the single tier at the bottom, which gives the dress a traditional feel. But the seashell print and criss cross back completely modernize the look. I’ve linked a few feminine and flirty tiered maxi dresses that will keep you cool for the summer.