Friday, May 24, 2019

Lately





Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you all have had a great week! Is anyone else so thrilled for a 3-day weekend? I certainly am! This is the last weekend of calmness before I start to get busy with travel again so I am looking forward to spending time by the pool now that the club officially opens, eating good food, sleeping in, and hanging out with friends and family! 

We finally had landscapers come to plant grass/make it look pretty in our very small outdoor area so I am excited to finally be able to enjoy our outdoor furniture, sip some coffee out there and just enjoy! It's looking like the weather might actually cooperate, which is so rare here in Pittsburgh! Looks like it will be hot and sunny- such a win! I'm going to have to be very vigilant about sunscreen!!! 

Right now, there are some darn good sales going on... almost Black Friday level sales, so I highly recommend checking out my post rounding up everything I love that is on sale. I'll be sure to update it throughout the weekend!

Wearing: I love this seersucker dress that just happens to be Nantucket red! It's the perfect casual summer dress that is really easy to wear and style!

Eating: Oh my goodness, I scored some real gems at Trader Joe's that are new-to-me! If you are on instagram, I save everything Trader Joe's-related to a highlight. This week I found an Avocado Tzaziki dip that is incredible and so fresh tasting and teriyaki turkey jerky that is so delicious. I'm a huge beef jerky person and the turkey is just as good as any other beef jerky I have had! 

Reading: I just finished Once We Were Brothers for the second time and it is so good. It's an easy read so it's great for the pool/beach. Check out the comments on my instagram post to see what everyone else is reading this summer! 

Sale-ing: I have a huge, comprehensive post about the Memorial Day sales, here. I thought last year's sales were really good, but this years are even better! 

Watching:
Did you catch last Friday's post about the TV I am watching, am looking forward to watching, and want to watch?

Listening: Still obsessed with my May playlist- so many good songs and I am continuously updating it! 



Loving: This past weekend, my parents, Henry, my grammie, aunt and uncle and I went to visit my sister in Charlotte, NC! We had such a fun time. I love Charlotte- it's such a pretty city and there is always so much to do... plus delicious food! We went to dinner at Haberdish on Saturday night and it was SO incredible. We had the best friend chicken I have ever had in my entire life. I would highly recommend it! 

Wanting: I have been in a bit of a shopping mood lately and I need to stop, ha!! I just ordered this sweatshirt and these shorts for a cute little lounge set. 

Smelling: I was just recently gifted this Chanel Chance Eau Tendre perfume from the Macy's Team at South Hills Village (in Pittsburgh). It smells incredible! If you will be in Pittsburgh on either June 28th or August 3rd, the Chanel Counter at South Hills Village mall with have their National makeup artists in town and you can schedule an appointment with them! It sounds like so much fun and a chance to try out some new Chanel products! 

Traveling: Next weekend, I head to Annapolis and then DC for a shower and a birthday party! These are all for college friends/sorority sisters so I am excited to see them! Then, the following week, we are headed to Nantucket to celebrate my fiancĂ©'s 30th birthday! Very excited for these fun times ahead!

Quoting: 'She silently stepped out of the race that she never wanted to be in, and found her own lane and proceeded to win.' // See more of my favorites, here. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Sales 2019

Striped Shirt (runs true to size, if anything, size down)

Dress (runs very big)// Also comes in a top 

Peplum Top (runs slightly big, but if you have bigger arms, get your normal size)

Cashmere Cardigan (runs small, size up)


Dress (runs big, size down)// Plaid Heels


Top (this is what I got engaged in! only $50, runs big, lots of other color options)

Striped Blouse (runs TTS)

Tuckernuck has put SO many of their pieces on sale- up to 70% off. They are one of my favorite retailers and to score the pieces on major sale makes them even better!!

You can see some of the pieces I have and love above are all included in the sale! Plus, I've added some of my favorites that you can scroll through above! Tuckernuck sells out of sizes very quickly, so I definitely suggest to act fast! 

One King's Lane is having a sale and it's 20% off site-wide! I love everything they have- so many great decor items, furniture, and more. I have been shopping a lot there for the new house! Most items are pricey, but with the 20% off it helps! I desperately need things for the walls in my home and they have so many affordable art pieces! I've also been looking for outdoor items because we just got patio furniture! This set of blue and white planters is beautiful. 

Most Important Morning Skincare Step

Most Important Morning Skincare Step

morning skincare routine

why you should wear sunscreen everyday
As we are leading up to Memorial Day weekend and everyone is starting to head out on fun vacations in the sun or ready to head to the pools that are about to open, I see it only fitting to write a blog post about sunscreen. Because let's face it, it's a very important topic and if I can influence even just one of you to start using sunscreen daily, then it's all worth it.

I'm partnering with Olay today to share their Olay Sun Facial Sunscreen + Shine Control. At first, when I was coming up with a concept for this post, I thought about centering it around Memorial Day weekend and style the product with a beach towel, straw tote, etc. 

But, the reality is that we shouldn't only be grabbing sunscreen now that we are headed on vacations and to lay by the pool. We should be wearing sunscreen every. single. day. Did you know that during your normal daily routine, on average we are exposed to the sun's harmful rays 18 hours per week? This stat is year-round, indoors and outdoors!!

Ask any dermatologist and they will tell you it is the best thing you can do for your skin. Wearing sunscreen not only prevents age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines but also prevents skin cancer. I don't know about you, but I definitely want to prevent ALL of that! 
olay sunscreen
I'll be the first to admit that growing up, I was never the best with sunscreen. I always wanted to be tan. Silly me. I know better and now I am a slave to sun protection. You better believe I have sunscreen on every single day. Spring, summer, winter, and fall. So, I decided to shoot the Olay Sun Facial Sunscreen + Shine Control in its natural setting and where I personally use it: in the morning, in my bathroom. 

I do my entire skincare routine and then apply the Olay Sun Facial Sunscreen + Shine Control last. I love this SPF product because it has the consistency of a moisturizer so it is very easy to apply. But, it is also like a primer (dries fast) and makes for a nice base under makeup. It keeps you shine-free, too, so you can easily wear this without makeup, too! I don't typically wear makeup when I'm lounging at the pool/lake/beach/etc. so it's nice to have something that mattifies my face! 
olay sun facial sunscreen
Just like I take care of my skin with all sorts of products, sunscreen is one of those things that helps me to take care of myself and I hope you'll join me in using sunscreen every day to take care of yourself!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memorial Day Sales 2019

Memorial Day Sales 2019
Sweater// Sunglasses (on sale!!!)

Scroll through the widget above to see my favorites from all of the sales. Last year, during the Memorial Day sales, this Wustoff 18-piece knife set was on major sale and it is on sale again this year for a crazy low price! I have had my set for a year now and I am so impressed with the quality- nice knives are a game changer in the kitchen! Use code SHIP4FREE to get free shipping, too! 
Also of note, these Castaner wedges are 50% off right now. I recently got a pair and I absolutely love them. They are so comfortable and such high quality. They are a classic summer shoe! 

Abercrombie// 50% off everything! 
Ann Taylor// 40% off code: SUMMERTIME
Banana Republic// 40% off entire purchase, no code needed. Love this dress.
Bauble Bar// Up to 60% off! Love these beaded heart earrings that have a Rebecca de Ravenel vibe.
Bloomingdales// Up to 70% off and an extra 20% off sale and clearance items labeled BIG BROWN BAG SALE! Bloomingdale's has recently become one of my all-time favorite,  go-to shops! The Oscar de la Renta mini tro bag is currently 50% off and I am seriously considering it because it is SO cute. Also, the cashmere travel wraps that are almost identical to the White and Warren ones that I love so much are on sale for just $100! The diamond necklace I wear all the time is custom but this almost identical necklace is currently $600 which is a really great price. These Matouk towels come out to be $40 which is a total steal. 

Brooks Brothers// Online clearance. Up to 70% off and an extra 25% off 
Club Monaco// 25% off any purchase, code: SUMMERTIME
Dermstore// 20% off select products. Score some of my favorites like the wet brushdaily peel pads, silk pillowcase.
Gap// 50% off everything. This little cami bra is one of my all-time favorites to wear with lounge clothes!
Kate Spade// Extra 30% off all sale styles, code: POUNCE
Jack Rogers// Up to 50% off! 
J.Crew// 40% off your entire purchase, code: SHOP40
J.Crew Factory// 50% off everything
Lisi Lerch// 30% off jewelry and select handbags! 
LOFT// 40% off everything, code: FINALLY
Net-A-Porter// Up to 50% off, dying for this sweatshirt and matching shorts
Nordstrom// Half-Yearly Sale, up to 50% off everything, no code needed. 

Pottery Barn// 15% off $100 or more, 20% off $500 or more, 25% off $1000 or more, 30% off $3000 or more. 

Ralph Lauren// Up to 40% off, extra 30% off sale, code: MEMDAY
Saks Fifth Avenue// up to 50% off, such a huge selection of designer shoes on sale! 
Shopbop// Up to 40% off, new sale items added!
Talbots// Extra 40% off one item, Extra 50% off two or more items, no code needed
Tory Burch// up to 40% off!
Tuckernuck// Hundreds of new markdowns (we are talking DEEP discounts)
Vineyard Vines// Up to 50% off!
Williams-Sonoma// Up to 75% off clearance event (100s of items). 

Items On Sale That I Have:
(only items that are on sale are linked)
I cannot believe they are only $13.50!!!! 

Dress




Headband (just $27!!)





From left: One // Two// Three// Four// Five (not on sale)
All of these shoes are such a good deal, some are just $60 and even as low as $35!!





Pink Sweater (comes in a bunch of other colors)
 

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