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Friday, July 3, 2015

4th of July Steals and Deal

It's a long weekend for me and I couldn't be happier. I plan on sleeping in and getting a lot done, but also celebrating this wonderful holiday with friends and family-- and of course, fireworks! I'm doing a little shopping because some of these sales are really really good-- but I'm saving up for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which starts on the 9th (for cardholders)! Per usual, here is the sale rundown... 

Here's the shortlist:
 Banana Republic//Talbots// Club Monaco //Brooks Brothers 
J. Crew Factory// Shopbop//  Nordstrom// Ralph Lauren 
Lilly Pulitzer // Tuckernuck// J. Crew

Banana Republic 
30% off full priced items using code BRTHIRTY. Additional 50% off sale items using code BRGOBIG. I was just in BR a week or two ago and picked up some really great things. I got the tunic and white jeans picture above. The jeans are amazing-- very opaque, just the right amount of stretch and the zipper ankles. They're my new go-to. I would  also like this easy breezy dress and this simple silk tunic

Talbots
This is a a personal favorite of mine and they're offering 50% off markdowns during their Red Hanger sale. I'm obsessed with these suede tassel shoes (I love they pink!) and they are now very affordable. Love love love this neutral pair, too. I wore this dress is this post, here, and love it! 

Club Monaco 
Extra 30% off sale and extra 40% off clearance. Club Monaco is the best. I have and love this cozy cashmere sweater and also just picked up this amazing peplum!

Brooks Brothers
Semi Annual and Clearance Sale. So. Many. Deals. Literally this sale is amazing, but I am already noticing sizes selling out fast, so check it out while you can! The eyelet skirt above is just $35!
$30 Fun Shirt// $80 Cashmere// $35 Sailboat Tee// $38 Oxford Cloth Shirt

J. Crew Factory
50% off everything and an extra 20% using code HOTSALE. This shirt is a staple and also a really great deal. I got this skirt a few weeks ago. The quality is great and it is perfect for work. 

Shopbop 
Up to 70% off. Go for the shoes. 

Nordstrom 
Also having a sale and there are some good buys, like these neutral wedges. I have them and they are super comfortable... no to mention, they're under $50! 
Ralph Lauren
Up to 65% off. I'm obsessed with all things RL lately. See some posts featuring outfits:
LBD// Silk Shorts// Striped Dress// White Skirt 

Lilly Pulitzer
No sale, but agendas are in. I don't need one, but this print is so perfect, I hope something else comes out with this so I can get it!

Tuckernuck
Free shipping. No major sales but I just love it all. Dying over these shorts

J.Crew 
Extra 40-60% off final sale using code LONGWEEKEND. I never pay full price at J. Crew and these deals are killer. Hint: all the cashmere. So worth it. Cashmere tee pictured above is now under $60! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday Randoms




I have been using these a lot lately. They're less pricey than the Beats headphones but deliver a really great sound. I love flying with them, but also use them at my desk while I work. Check out my latest playlist, here

Since there is a new Tory Burch store that just opened in Pittsburgh (read all about it here) I'm glad I get to try out a lot of their stuff! I'm in love with their Minnie travel flat. These are great to throw into a tote. I always always always carry a pair of flats/sandals with me when I wear heels to work and these are a really great option. 

The red hanger sales is one of my favorites of the year! The sale is amazing and you can score things like this dress (last seen here) for well under $100 and this wicker clutch for under $60! 

So not within my budget whatsoever, but I die over this blue and white print inspired from gorgeous tiles. I'll take the entire collection, and then I'd like to jet off to Mykonos. The bathing suit is TDF, too. One can dream. 

If you aren't a Donald Roberston fan, I don't know where you've been. He is my absolute favorite artist. I've loved him ever since he designed the runway for Lisa Perry with his famous gaffer tape a few years ago. This is his first book, which is aimed at children, that comes out in August. I've had mine pre-odered since April. I'm not kidding when I say obsessed. I think it will make for a conversation starting coffee table book... aka people will ask why I have a children's book. Plus, his twin toddlers are hands down the cutest children I have ever seen. I die from cuteness every time I check out his Instagram (he's a must follow). In other Drawbertson news, I feel very 'adult' because I ordered my first piece of 'legit' artwork.. ok so it's not that legit, it's a signed and numbered print. I'm beyond excited about it and already thinking about all of the framing possibilities... so this is what being an adult is like, huh? I don't mind it! PS. if you're not familiar with Donald, he co-founded Mac (the makeup) and helped to launch Marie Claire and now works for Smashbox. 

Have you heard of this site before? If you haven't you must pay a visit. It's essentially, a high end online consignment store. It has anything and everything you could want and it's not sketchy like eBay. I'd really love to add another Hermes scarf to my collection (I want to frame one of my older ones!) and this is the site to do it. They're often deeply discounted! 

This is hands down the best stuff ever. I shave my legs with it every shower and it's better than any shaving cream. It is so moisturizing and makes it (almost) pleasant when shaving my legs. I buy the refill which saves money and waste... it's a little pricey, but to me, it's worth every penny. 


This blush leather bucket bag is an under $200 version of Mansur Gavriel's famed bucket bag. I love this blush shade and think it would work well into the fall paired with creams, tans, navys and blacks. 

If you haven't heard about this yet, you can learn more here, but I'll be in attendance and am super excited! For those in Pittsburgh, I hope to see you there-- $25 for those under 30 which includes access to the party and an open bar. Yesss! Use discount code 'ASTOUNDING' for $5 off!  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Striped Summer Dress + Straw tote

preppy dressy beach look

target straw beach tote

illesteva leonard sunglasses


Striped Dress and Straw Beach Tote

target straw tote under $40

ralph lauren striped cotton twill dress

blue and white striped summer dress
Dress (on sale)// Straw Tote



First of all, Happy July! Seriously, how is it July already? We are halfway through the summer and I can't believe it. Is it flying by for anyone else?! Anyway, this is the perfect dress to show off for the first day of July! 

Second of all, taking photos while it's majorly hot is a challenge with ice cream. Let's just say, ice cream in photos is a one time thing.... to save from making a mess and so I don't have to look at my ice cream for a while until I can actually start to eat it. But boy was it good. 

This dress is a favorite of mine this summer. I've worn it to brunch, to a bridal shower, running errands, and to work. It's kind of a 'one dress, any event' kind of thing... which I love. It's also now on sale. The fabric is a cotton sateen, so while it's casual, you can definitely dress it up.  I wear it with Jacks sometimes, but also think it looks nice with heeled sandals or wedges like in the photos above. 

This straw tote is massive and under $40! Definitely large enough to tote all of your pool and beach essentials. It's also great for carrying when you need a sweater and a change of shoes (aka what I needed when this was photographed). Have a fabulous day! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Embroidered Shift Dress


Madwell EMBROIDERED STITCHTAKE DRESS

Madwell EMBROIDERED STITCHTAKE DRESS

Madwell EMBROIDERED STITCHTAKE DRESS

Madwell EMBROIDERED STITCHTAKE DRESS


This embroidered dress is one of my favorites of the summer. It's beyond comfortable for those scorching hot days and compliments a tan well! 

 I wore this for an afternoon downtown a few weeks ago and have been wearing this dress non stop. It also looks really cute with wedges and a straw clutch for a dressier look, but my preference is wearing it very casual like in the photos above. 

One of the major selling points of this dress is that I can machine wash it and quickly run an iron over it and it's good to go... because let's be honest, machine washable is important to me when I wear white. 

And as always, I'm rocking my Jacks. This pair has about had it as I've almost worn through the soles, but I've had a good run in these sandals. It's time to make some new adventures in a new pair. I have so many pairs of Jacks, but if you are a first timer, I fully suggest the gold. They're slightly dressier than the colored sandals and they match absolutely everything! Have a fabulous day!