10 Things I’m Currently LOVING

LELE SADOUGHI HEADBANDS

We’re starting with a splurge y’all, but rest assured I am sharing mostly products under $50 from here on out 🙂 I wanted to spotlight Lele Sadoughi headbands because I personally didn’t understand the hype until I took the plunge on one of these pretties. What sets LS’s headbands apart from all of the Amazon dupes is how unique all of their designs are. They’re literally starting the trends and everyone else is just playing catch up. My personal favorite is (obviously) the studded bubblegum pink headband, but they just released a pastel tie dyed version that has a bow! BRB, ordering it now!

SUGARFIX EARRINGS

We’re moving from a splurge to a major save! I clearly have a thing for heart-shaped earrings. I just love love! These earrings from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale first caught my eye, but I wanted something that was more wearable for every day life. And like magic I stumbled upon their more casual counterpart! The best part is that they’re only $12, so I was able to purchase a couple pairs 😉

COORDINATING JUMPSUITS

Ever since I began working from home – and honestly a bit before – I have gravitated toward coordinating jumpsuits to keep me comfortable, but still pulled together. While you know I like to dress up, casual basics are a much better investment for me because they’re what get the most wear. Plus, they work throughout all seasons! But of course, I need some pattern or color so I have recently purchased this leopard set, this pastel tie dye set, AND this heart-print set. S’cute!

DESIGNER SLIDES

Y’all know I’m not into overly trendy pieces, but when Gucci went and dropped PINK slides, ya girl had to fork over the $250 for them. And you guys… I have never looked back! Buyers remorse? Don’t know her. I honestly wear these almost every single day. My go-to Summer sandals – up until these – were the Tory Burch Miller Sandals. I’ve had them for years and they are such a wardrobe staple. But for only $50 more, I get all the comfort but with a punch of color. I can’t recommend them enough!

HOLY GRAIL HIGHLIGHTER

My highlighter collection is likely one of the largest in my makeup collection, but after purchasing Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Ocean Glow, honestly nothing can compare. When it comes to highlight, we all have our particular preferences. For me, I love a wet, blinding highlight but without any glitter. TBH, thats pretty tricky to find! Well… we all know that Becca is known for shaping the game with Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop. They had released a limited addition shade that is SO stunning and so frickin blinding, but I thought was SO sold out everywhere. Y’all! I found it in stock (with free shipping) and you bet your butt I’m stocking up.

GRAPHIC T-SHIRTS

This is easily one of my most-worn trends of Summer and will likely continue to be throughout Fall. My uniform is essentially a graphic t-shirt paired with a skirt (when I’m dressing up) or a pair of joggers (when I’m taking it easy). My biggest struggle, though, is to find band tees that feature artists that I love. Luckily, I just found this adorable Britney Spears tee at Target.

PERSONALIZED COLD CUPS

These adorable coffee cups are only $13 and I can’t tell y’all how much use I get out of them. I don’t know about you, but I drink iced coffee no matter the season. Snow on the ground? ICED COFFEE. These personalized cups make such a great present – I actually included them in my bridesmaids gift boxes – but sometimes you gotta treat yoself, amirite?

ACRYLIC LIPSTICK DISPLAY

I know I’m not alone in that if I can’t see it, I won’t wear it. That goes for bags, jewelry, and of course, makeup. So as my lipstick collection continues to grow, I figured it was time to start displaying these pretties! I searched high and low for the perfect stand (unfortunately most were meant for hidden away storage in drawers), but I found this one for only $18. The shipping was fast and the customer service was great, so much so that I went back and grabbed this lipgloss display, as well.

YSL LIP BALM SET

I made it out of the NSale for under $150, but the one product I didn’t plan on purchasing – the YSL Balm & Lip Care Duo – has become a can’t-live-without! And I will likely grab a backup before the sale is over. Thats how much I love it!

Let me preface my rant by saying that I not only have gnarly allergies, but I also have a deviated septum from breaking my nose (twice) when I was younger. To say I’m a mouth breather would be an understatement. Because of this, my lips are always chapped. I had always used a regular old chapstick – constantly – in an attempt to remedy the situation.

To be honest, I was initially attracted to the bougie packaging… yes, that’s a theme of this post. It’s tough to resist That gorgeous, weighted tube and the adorable lip and heart embossing on the product! And you get the cutest hot pink I LOVE YSL gift box, as well. But the product itself works so well! No more chapped lips, y’all! And if it couldn’t get any better, you get TWO – one neutral and one pink.

VS SUGARY SCENTS

If have chatted with y’all before about my LOVE for sweet-smelling fragrances… think Prada Candy, Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere, and YSL Black Opium. The fresh, fruity, and floral scents of Spring and Summer are fun, but I am looking so forward to the warm, sugary, and musky scents of Fall. I actually noticed that Bath & Body Works has started stocking their classic Fall products!

Victoria’s Secret has followed suit by launching four sugary fragrance mists in the CUTEST packaging I’ve ever seen! So of course I had to head into my local store to sniff them out. Well, I’m here to tell y’all that Sugar High and Candy Baby are amazing! I have to get the lotions too. I wanted to love Cake Confetti because (duh) I love cake and I loved the glittery, sprinkle bottle, but unfortunately it just smells like alcohol.

Under $25 PrettyLittleThing Try-On Haul

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Romper: PrettyLittleThing c/o (Only $20) | Polka Dot Dress: PrettyLittleThing c/o (Only $23) | Britney Spears T-Shirt: PrettyLittleThing c/o (Only $18) | Biker Shorts: PrettyLittleThing c/o (Only $7)


Hey dolls! I am mixing it up on the blog today by sharing a try-on session with a brand that is new to me – PrettyLittleThing. Now I typically share these over on my Instagram Stories, but I loved these outfits so much that I wanted them to last more than 24 hours.

I have heard people rave about PLT for quite a while, so I was so excited to order a few looks and see what the hype was all about. What was most fun was that the pieces were so affordable, I was able to try some trends that I’d been curious about! So I hope y’all enjoy what I picked and let me know in the comments which outfit is your favorite!

OUTFIT 1: Casual & Neutral

Romper: Pretty Little Thing c/o | Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o | Necklace: Julie Vos | Heels: DSW | Bangles: Etsy | Hat: Francesca’s


This romper is quickly selling out on PLT and I can see why! Comfy rompers and jumpsuits have been so popular lately because of how easy they are, but I love this off-the-shoulder take on it. I haven’t seen it anywhere else!

I wanted to share a couple different ways to wear this romper because it is so versatile. I dressed it up with studded heels and gold jewelry and down with a ball cap and slides. This romper also comes in black, but if you love the white like me, I would suggest wearing flesh-colored undergarments with it. It isn’t see-through – it’s a sweat-type fabric – but just to be on the safe side!

SIZING DETAILS: This romper runs a little tight around the shoulders so I would suggest sizing up one size. I’m pictured wearing a size 8.

OUTFIT 2: Feminine & Colorful

Dress: Pretty Little Thing c/o | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Heels: Vince Camuto


Of all the outfits I received from PLT, this dress is easily my favorite! I mean, c’mon, y’all know me by this point 😉 I’m heading to D.C. over the weekend to see my favorite podcast, How Did This Get Made, live and this is definitely a contender for what I’m going to wear! Not only are the pink colors beyond adorable together, this dress is super comfortable and stays on the shoulders securely.

SIZING DETAILS: This dress runs a bit short so I sized up to a size 8.

OUTFIT 3: Trendy & Sporty

T-Shirt: Pretty Little Thing c/o | Biker Shorts: Pretty Little Thing c/o | Coffee Sweatshirt: I Love Jewelry | Shorts: H&M | Tennis Shoes: Shein c/o | Denim Jacket: Old Navy


For this last look I wanted to share how I wore the top and shorts together AND separately because I get that this isn’t a look for everyone. I have seen the biker shorts trend for quite a while now, but thought that it was a little too trendy for my style. It seems like it’s more of a west coast thing than an east coast thing if you know what I mean. But I love a good pair of leggings in the Fall and Winter because COMF and biker shorts are basically just short leggings. Plus, these biker shorts are only $7 so I pulled the trigger. What do you think?! This particular pair comes in a whopping 11 colors, but of course I went with hot pink.

As for band tees, this is a trend I can easily get behind! I think these tops look so effortlessly chic with any outfit. But my problem has been finding t-shirts that feature artists I truly love so I can avoid looking like a major poser. So imagine my excitement to find that PLT has this oversized Britney Spears t-shirt in white and gray. The color is so much more vibrant than pictured on the website – which I personally LOVE – but I thought I’d mention it.

SIZING DETAILS: The t-shirt runs oversized so I sized down to a small. The biker shorts fit true to size and I’m wearing a size 6.

Thank you to PrettyLittleThing for sponsoring this post!

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Anti-Haul

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you are well aware that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us. For the next two weeks, every influencer you follow will be trying to shove Vince Camuto booties, Leith Cardigans, and $150 Barefoot Dreams blankets down your throat. In the past, I fell for the hype. I splurged on a closet’s worth of pricey leggings, Tory Burch totes, and marbled home goods… all in the name of a good sale. Evidence of my consumerism HERE and HERE.

But something changed this year. I’m not sure if it was seeing my entire feed consist of Icon-level shoppers (meaning that they spent over $15,000 at Nordstrom over the last year) cart out endless bags of Fall clothes. Many of which FLEW to larger Nordstrom locations with empty suitcases so that they could purchase more! And not only that, they’re likely to shoot these looks in the blazing sun and return them the next day.

Or maybe it was watching too many episodes of Marie Kondo and wanting to only surround myself with pieces that I truly love. It could honestly be because I’m PMSing! Regardless, the rampant overconsumption that this sale season lends itself to has definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. I honestly felt my anxiety start to build over the last month because I felt an exorbitant amount of pressure to push products that I don’t feel particularly passionate about… all in the name of making a buck. And I can’t blame anyone for capitalizing on this sale the same way stores and influencers alike capitalize on Black Friday – make that money, girl – but it’s seriously starting to get out of hand.

Sure, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is great if you are wanting to invest in quality pieces for Fall at a discounted price. For example, this Patagonia Puffer Jacket literally never goes on sale. But that’s not the advice you’re going to see in your feed; it’ll be try-on hauls, dressing room diaries, and spend-spend-spend. I worry about the people who are being influenced. Peoples’ budgets vary dramatically and I would feel terrible contributing to someone’s overspending.

So please keep in mind that this sale isn’t the end-all be-all of Fall fashion. By the time that you can actually wear any of these clothes, bloggers will be on to shilling the next greatest thing and many of these pieces will be back on sale. It happens every year. Because of this, I wanted to share some popular pieces from the sale and where you can buy them for even cheaper than NSale prices.

Click the image below to shop! NSale prices are in yellow, dupe prices are in pink!

ZELLA LEGGINGS: The hype is real on these y’all – they’re great! But after purchasing both the classic Zella Live-In Leggings and the Z by Zella Leggings from Nordstrom Rack, I have to say that I much prefer the cheaper option. I hardly reach for my pricier pair anymore!

BAREFOOT DREAMS COZY CARDIGAN: If you have had your eye on this super cozy sweater, make sure to go ahead and pull the trigger on STAT. The warm gray version just happens to be on major markdown, far exceeding what it is in the NSale.

RAINBOW BAGUETTE RING: Ya girl loves a colorful piece of jewelry and while the BaubleBar ring is certainly stunning, I picked up the $7 version from Francesca’s (they’re offering 40% off everything in stores) the other day and am in love.

LEOPARD PLATFORM TENNIS SHOES: Throughout the Fall, I am genuinely constantly reaching for a pair of chic leopard sneakers to round out an outfit. While I personally found my favorites at H&M (and sadly that pair is sold out), I found this cute pair from Steve Madden for under $35.

SAM EDELMAN BOOTS: Another Fall staple is a nice pair of tan boots. Keep in mind that if you are investing in a Sam Edelman pair, they are tricky to get over larger calves – I know from experience. I linked a similar pair for over half off if you’re wanting to save some coin, but I do have to mention that these OTK boots from Goodnight Macaroon are easily my most-worn throughout the Fall and Winter. Just be sure to size up a half size.

WUBBY FLEECE PULLOVER: If you wait until it cools down, you will undoubtedly find these pullovers literally everywhere. But if you must pull the trigger on one in the dead of Summer, I would opt for the half-priced version.

LONGLINE LEOPARD CARDIGAN: For me personally as a registered shortie, the longline cardigan silhouette swallows me whole. But since I still want to try out the trend for Fall, I grabbed the $27 version instead. It comes in a large variety of patterns too!

SNAKE-PRINT LOAFERS: Snake print is BIG for Fall, but I am just not quite sure how board I am for this trend. So if you’re like me and wanting to dabble without having to invest, I suggest trying the cheaper version. That way you won’t feel as guilty if they wind up collecting dust in your closet.

TAN SUEDE BOOTIES: Tan booties are such a staple piece for Fall and I would encourage y’all to grab a pair that’s comfortable and can be worn with a ton of outfits. While the Vince Camuto booties offered in this year’s sale are fab, I found this nearly identical Dolce Vita pair on Amazon.

LEOPARD LACE CAMI: Now this is all personal preference because we all know that all leopard prints aren’t created equal, but this Socialite version is $6 less than the sale cami which looks on track to sell out. Plus, I prefer the deeper v as well!

Despite the title of this post, I am not anti-#NSale. I’m going to make the pilgrimage to my local store this afternoon and hope that I do in fact score a few deals. If I find some can’t-live-without pieces, I will definitely be sharing them later today over on my Instagram. I’m certainly not trying to attack any other influencers… heck, I’m one myself and certainly farrrr from perfect! But just know that my blog and social media will be a safe space over the next few weeks. So if you need a break from the Anniversary Sale, be sure to stop by! And if you are curious about a few things that have caught my eye, I’ll link them below. Almost everything I am linking are things that I already own and reach for constantly.

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Love you guys and thanks for always hearing out my little rants and being so understanding 🙂