It’s that time of year again when we get to score some MAJOR deals at Nordstrom for the Half-Yearly Sale – woo! I’ve spent countless hours going through each page of the sale in so many different categories to round up all of the best deals and best items for you guys. There is SO much stuff on sale (mostly between 25-50% off), so I thought I would just do you all a favor and do most of the shopping for you. Being a stylist, that’s what I do all the time, so I tried to find some items for different ages, body types and personal styles. I really hope you all enjoy looking through my top picks and, of course, treat yo self at this year’s Half-Yearly Sale!!
With summer being just around the corner and a big celebration weekend ahead during Memorial Day, I wanted to team up with one of my new favorite brands to showcase 6 of my favorite sunglasses trends. Foster Grant Sunglasses agreed to sponsor this blog post to bring you all some amazing options for summer eyewear at an affordable price point! You guys … I’m pumped about the gorgeous styles that they offer! Annnd the best part is that they are not only extremely on-trend, but also under $30!! I mean … that’s actually really hard to find these days. We all love a good deal, #amiright?!
Another plus? I was able to get you all an amazing discount code too, which will allow you to purchase any of these Foster Grant Sunglasses for UNDER $30 – say whaaaat?! Keep reading for the code 🙂
Happy Friday LNL babes! Well, our trip in California is coming to a close. Tonight, we are catching a red eye flight back home to Tennessee so we can make it to our friends’ wedding tomorrow!
Before we say goodbye to the beautiful Cali, I wanted to post about the day trip we took to Napa Valley and Sonoma earlier this week. I’m sure you guys saw a lot of behind the scenes snaps and pics on my Insta Stories and Snapchat, but I couldn’t let this trip go by without sharing more about our day in wine country. Let’s just say … it was ahhhh-mazing!
Happy Wedding Wednesday ladies! We can’t talk about all parts of the wedding planning process without having a little FUN 😉
So, take a trip with me down memory lane as I look back through pics of my bachelorette party in NOLA! Before this trip, I had never been to New Orleans but had always wanted to visit, and I figured that there’s no better time to experience it than during my ‘final fling before the ring’. I have to give a special shoutout to the ladies in these pictures (and especially to my beautiful matron of honor – my big sister, Brittany) who pulled off an amazing trip to help me celebrate the most special time in my life. It was such a great trip to help get me away from all the wedding chaos and planning for a few days and just to let loose with my girls!
Hello from sunny California, you guys! Our trip is going great so far, but I wanted to pop on here tonight and share a post with you all. 🙂 I’ve worn both of these outfits while we’ve been out here in Cali, and I’ll be posting a full recap about our trip at a later time, but for now, I wanted to go ahead and share these cute looks with you all!
I’ve partnered up with one of my absolute favorite online boutiques – Blush and Stone – to show off my favorite trends for tops this spring and summer. Blush and Stone has SO many cute pieces to choose from – especially in the ‘tops’ category. I’m officially hooked on this brand, and I think y’all would fall in love with their pieces just like I have. If you haven’t shopped with them before, you should definitely check them out! Everything is so on-trend and fashion forward, and the prices are amazing (double score!!).
For this partnership, I’ll be sharing a 3-part mini series with you all called ‘Trending Tops’. This first part will focus on one of my FAVE trends at the moment … the boyfriend blouse. Nothing looks more effortlessly sexy than these gorgeous button-downs!
Finally, the weekend is here again ladies! And I’m super pumped because I’m actually about to jet off to Cali! Teej has to go out to San Fran for Google’s annual conference, which if you know anything about all that tech stuff (It’s okay if you don’t – I wouldn’t either if I wasn’t married to him!), you may know how hard it is to get an invite to this particular conference! He’s been trying to get an invitation for like 4 years now, but it’s literally like a lottery. For those who don’t know, Teej is a web developer (aka software engineer, computer programmer, etc etc etc). I always give him a hard time about him being my sweet, handsome nerd. 😉 But man am I thankful that he’s my nerd! Needless to say, he’s just as thrilled as I am to head back to San Fran! I’m just tagging along on this trip for a fun mini-vacay & of course, a little work of my own.
Anyways, I was out with my mom a few days ago shopping for some last minute items for our trip, and I had on this cute & (super) casual outfit of the day, so we thought we would document it for you guys to shop! This is one of those OOTDs that is so easy to recreate and it’s so practical. If I’m being completely honest, this is exactly what my daily style consists of on days when I don’t have appointments. It’s definitely one of my favorite styles to wear over and over again!
If you have been following along with me for any amount of time, you know that my all-time favorite accessory is a hat. If I had to pick only one accessory to wear for the rest of my life (besides my wedding ring of course), I would choose a hat of some sort. I love to wear them year-round for multiple reasons that I want to share with y’all and encourage you to incorporate this accessory into your wardrobe.
Lately, wide-brim hats, fedoras and textured material ball caps have been very on-trend (& have been on repeat in my daily style). A hat is a statement piece that instantly takes your outfit from just ‘cute’ to ‘WOW, who is that?’ … It amps up your entire outfit in a matter of seconds because it’s such a quick and simple addition to your overall look.
Seriously, you guys … what would we do without our moms, grandmas, mothers-in-law & even those motherly figures in our lives? I know – at least for me – I would be nothing. Personally, I think everyday should be Mother’s Day, because one day out of 365 just doesn’t do it justice to show the gratitude and love that we all have for all of our special ladies out there. But we can try to make their day extra special by gifting them with a sweet token of love and pampering them on their 1 ‘off-day’ (if that even exists ha!). I’ve actually teamed up with someone REALLY special for this post, and no it’s not a brand or another clothing company. No retailers were even involved in this post. Today, I decided to team up with none other than my sweet Mama. Some know her as Pamela, Pam or Pammy. But I know her only as Mommy, Mama, or Queenie. Because let’s face it – she’s the real Queen. 😉
If you know me, you know that I, first, always come off a little reserved or ‘shy’ – well, actually I was more this way when I was younger – but still to this day, I have to get a feel for certain situations and people before you’ll ever see the real me. This is one of the main reasons I’ve always loved fashion and style – it’s a way to express yourself and to give off that certain ‘first impression’ without even having to speak. And I LOVE that!
We all do it. We have all looked to peoples’ attire for that first impression before they even speak the first word. It’s just human nature – or at least it is when your day job consists of fashion 24/7. Ten strangers could walk into the room right now, and I feel pretty confident that I could tell you how they are feeling in that exact moment, just by the way they are dressed that day. Style speaks FOR US. So, me being my (somewhat) reserved self, I’ve always turned to the fashion industry to let my personal style do the talking for me. My daily outfits always express the mood and feelings that I have for that day. Today’s outfit is showing the fun & sassy side of my personality – which is one of my favorites because this is truly me. This flirty fringe skirt is a must-have in every 20-something year old’s closet – it will bring out that inner sass that every woman deserves to let out every once in awhile! 😉
When I asked you all for any post ideas that you would like to see here on LNL, one of the most popular requests was how to dress stylish as a young mom – aka how to stay on-trend while still dressing appropriately. I find this kind of funny since I actually don’t have kids of my own yet, but as a stylist, I have worked with others who have had this same request. So, I knew that I could help!
I think there is a fine line that you should not cross once you become a certain age or a mom. Now, I know I know I know.. age is just a number. I am ALL for this motto in life, and I certainly think you should always be able to wear whatever makes YOU feel beautiful. But that may not mean that at 45 years old, you should be wearing your shorty shorts & crop tops from college. 😉 However, I feel like a lot of the time, many moms, between the ages of 20-something & 50-something, tend to choose between the two drastic ends of the spectrum. There are the moms that break out those little daisy dukes and own 52 obnoxiously printed mini dresses, and then there are the moms that play it super safe and never feel like they can break away from their slacks, solid tees and cardigans everyday. Not that slacks and cardigans are ugly by any means – trust me it’s great to incorporate those pieces every once in awhile, but I want to encourage those moms to change it up every now and then. Jumping outside of your comfort zone doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to dress inappropriately as a mom. There are many amazing pieces out there (some of which are probably already in your closet) but it’s just all about how you style them that will keep you appropriately on-trend. So with Mother’s Day coming up, what better time to talk about a few trendy mom styles to help get you started?! I’ve teamed up with my friends at Rollick to showcase some of their fashion-forward pieces in 3 different outfits that would be perfect for a mom who wants to stay appropriate, but also wants to stay on-trend with the popular styles in the fashion industry.