I was doing some poking around the web and noticed some great pieces on sale. These two outfits above are a mix of sale pieces from Shopbop + Jcrew – both are having incredible sales right now! This maxi pink coverup can double as a dress for weekend errands. Throw it over a cute suit so you can head straight to the pool. Jcrew’s panama hat is a closet staple – this one with the citrus hued green ribbon is on sale with an additional 40% off! I love easy shirtdresses - this navy Parker one from Shopbop is 70% off and still available in all sizes! I have been using my Rebecca Minkoff mini mac all summer long – love this minty hued one. Top off your polished look with a cute pair of d’orsay flats, that can transition to cocktail hour or dinner after your desk!
I have been a long time fan and follower of Ashley Lemieux, founder of The Shine Project. She just launched a new division of the company called Threads, which gives at risk youth jobs and helps them pay their way through college. The collection features a seven t-shirts designed and made by the students. Each tee represents a student that designed it and their life. The stories are powerful and inspiring, full of passion, dreams, and hopes of bright, successful future. When Ashley contacted me asking if I’d support and share of the tees, it wasn’t even a question. I am so honored to be involved in this campaign in supporting these youth, many of them first generation college goers. To read their stories and see more of the shirts in the collection go to The Shine Project.
I also promised to share the cutoffs I DIY’ed – well here’s the final result! I spent a few hours ripping them up and honestly had such a blast. I don’t normally sit down and get into a DIY kind of thing, but this one was fun! I also wanted to share with you guys a new jewelry service I discovered – Rocksbox! Rocksbox is a monthly subscription which you pay a flat fee to receive 3 pieces of jewelry hand picked by a stylist for you based on your preferences. When you’re ready for new pieces, you send the box back! If you want to keep any of the pieces, you just don’t send them back & you are charged for them at 20% off retail price. I’m testing it out over the next few months and so far love the pieces I’ve gotten, like this Gorjana ring. If you want to sign up, you can get your first month FREE by going here.
I don’t know about you guys, but I wasn’t ready for this weekend to end. I was on the go the entire time, and had no time to get myself organized and ready for the week – something I like to get done at least by Sunday. To kick off the weekend on Friday, I headed down to Westport, Connecticut – a quaint little town situated on the water – that has cute shops, delicious little eateries, and picturesque views. I stopped in the new flagship Lou & Grey store, and instantly was in love! Lou & Grey is a division of Ann Taylor/Ann Taylor LOFT, as you may have seen the label carried in the store. It’s a collection of comfy but classy basics, perfect for everyday wear when you want to be comfortable but look polished, whether it’s for daily errands or casual meetings. The store itself, represents the aesthetic so well with a light and airy feel, succulents lining the walls covered with prints, and lots of white. (hello, favorite!) If I could wrap up my style in a nutshell, it would be Lou & Grey to a T!
I tried on so.many.things. I don’t think I’ve ever tried on so many pieces in a store before. I ended up (somehow) narrowing it down to a few dresses that I know I’ll be living in and a lightweight romper. I couldn’t wait to wear the pieces, so I slipped in the striped one below on Saturday for a bridal shower + birthday party. I paired it with strappy heels and my new Lauren Cecchi bag (obsessed) for the shower and brought it down to sandals for the backyard birthday party. Everyone loved this dress too – I may or may not have gotten loads of friends hooked on L&G.
After working at Nordstrom for several years, this is the first year in awhile I haven’t been working the anniversary sale and instead I’m sitting behind my computer shopping it. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of my favorite sales of the year! I always stock up on Hanky Panky – the only panties you’ll find in my drawer. I also have been wanting this Vince coat for a few seasons – last years version had a hood, but I’m just as obsessed with this one and cannot wait to get it in the mail (I suggest ordering a size down. I tried it on in store + went with XS)! I also love this Vince Dress, available only online! I’m a firm promoter of my Clarisonic – if you don’t have one or have been thinking about getting one, now is the time! It’s almost $100 off regular price. You can also stock up on brush heads if you already have one. I really love longer sweaters and tunics in the fall/winter months, so no surprise that these cashmere sweaters and v-neck tunics are on my list. Pair with the classic Rag + Bone Newbury bootie that is on sale! I also love this cute striped nightshirt – sleeping in style is the way to go. If you’re a beauty junkie, Stila has an 8 piece lip gloss set for just $25!
If you have a Nordstrom credit or debit card, you can shop the sale today & earn double points. (Nordstrom debit cards link directly to your debit account.. no spending money you don’t have!) If not, you can shop the sale starting tomorrow morning.
If you’re in the Northeast, chances are you spend lots of summer weekends jetting off to the Hamptons, Nantucket, Block Island, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and more. If you’re on the West Coast, maybe you’re taking road trips to Napa, Santa Barbara, San Diego, or San Fran. And if you’re in the Midwest? I suggest finding an ocean, because this girl just can’t imagine life without one. Regardless of where you’re headed, you need some weekend getaway staples. My top weekend getaway for summer? A fancy coverup that can transition you from the beach or pool to the restaurant. This past week I stopped in at my local Athleta, my favorite spot for workout gear, and was so pleasantly surprised with the pieces they had. They’re incredibly versatile, just like I need for my beach to dinner days, and so comfy. I wore mine all day this weekend and didn’t want to stop!
Shop my picks for weekending from Athleta below. And check back tomorrow for my last post from Maine, wearing the comfiest lounge wear EVER!