Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's that time again for The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  It's the perfect way to look fly and save some money.  Grab some great items that you can wear now and into the Fall season!  If you trust my style judgment, then you won't even have to spend time looking through their catalogs or website.  I have carefully scoured all the categories and here are my final picks.  These are all items that I WOULD BUY myself that I believe are a great value for your money and that can be used over and over again.  Most of these items are under $100!!  Early access ends July 20.  Public sale starts July 21st.  



The Wrap Dress

It's hot!! And sometimes this can be the most daunting issue at hand when 1) you're a woman, 2) you want to look cute, 3) you don't want to sweat and 4) you want it to be easy.  The list can go on and on and if you find yourself nodding to all of the above, I hope this helps in finding a solution!  These days, when I battle with what to wear, I find myself reaching for this yellow and white striped wrap dress by Faithful the Brand.  It's so good, I bought two!  You would think that with all these style videos I would have outfits lined up at the snap of a finger and for everyday of the week- but I don't! I still do not know what to wear!  Jamie (fiance) thinks I'm crazy and quite frankly, I do too!  

I actually have never been a big fan of dresses unless it was deemed necessary (weddings, and other formal events.)  I guess I just had to find the right one.  The wrap dress is the perfect go-to when scorching temps keep you from even thinking straight.  It's perfect because it is light, airy, easy, cute and most importantly, gives you the illusion of a waist. This covers all of your bases of what you want the perfect summer time dress to do.  It does all the work for you, just add accessories.  You can wear this at all times of the day with sandals or heels, and if you're on vacation, throw it on over your bikini! Below I have compiled a list of all my current favorite wrap dresses out there! 

Happy Shopping!


Red Hott Summer

I used to say that I don't wear much red or try not to, but this has not been the case since it seems to be one of the hottest colors of the season!  With the warm summer approaching and vacations underway, I found it necessary to purchase this puff-sleeve, off-the-shoulder top from Zara.  I believe it is sold out by now, but don't worry, I will link similar alternatives below.  Also, if you still don't have anything to wear, then I just found your July 4th outfit!    

The first time I wore this top was to the Bahamas.  I would throw it on over my white bikini top which looked amazing together, not to mention, it photographs like a genius especially in a setting like that!  I definitely see myself using this top as my accessory to dress up any basic- like what I did here.  I paired it with my favorite jean shorts- the Levi's 501's in Sierra Skyline which seems to be the "it" shade for denim shorts these days.  Ladies, it's shorts season- time to embrace yourselves and feel sexy no matter what your age.  I'm not saying wear daisy dukes, but do what makes you feel comfortable and do something different to compliment you and your style- because no one can take that away from you!  And if not with this outfit, with any future ensemble you decide to put together!

An off-the-shoulder top like this is probably one of the easiest ways to look "dressed up."  It is not going anywhere this season, so stock up!  When buying the perfect off-the-shoulder, go for something that looks unique- one that you haven't seen too many versions of.  They pair well with skirts, shorts and every kind of jean imaginable.  

Since I get a Cuban/Salsa vibe from this top, I decided to throw on some gold hoops and bracelets by Gorjana to capture just that.  Lastly, I threw on my suede YSL Tassel bag and Steve Madden Clary heels. If heels are a problem, you can easily swap them for a pair of nude lace up gladiator sandals or block heels.  If you're loving this post and want to see other ways on how to wear shorts, check out my video below.  

Happy Dressing!!