July 31, 2015
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends this weekend. My mom and I did an online scourge when the sale first opened to cardholders. I bought jeans, a sweatshirt, workout pants, a dress, a winter wrap jacket, eyeliner, and shorts. When they arrived, the results were mixed. The jeans were fine but not amazing and the shorts fit, but weren't flattering, so they went back. There were a couple items, however, that I LOVED. The first is that dress in the upper right hand corner. It's on the short side and has a slightly open back, but it's so loose, that it's not unflattering or inappropriate. It's perfect with my bralette (worn here). I've already worn it on a date night and to a food event. I'll be taking it to France for sure. The second are those workout pants by Zella - Nordstrom's in-house workout wear brand. They're unbelievably comfortable. I've worn them to pilates, which was perfect, but then they're so comfortable, I wear them all day after. I also picked out that crimson wrap coat in the upper left hand corner. It's too hot to wear now, but it's going to be a favorite this fall and winter. Finally, because I had to return those jeans, I started scouring the site for others. I found those Rag & Bone Boyfriend Jeans (middle above) and wanted to try them out. Apparently, I wasn't the only one because they were out of my size for at least two days. I finally scored them on Wednesday morning - I can't wait for them to arrive! Where there's a will, there's a way right?! Below are some more favorites to check out (click on the product - it'll take you to the right page). Don't forget, the sale ends Sunday!
July 30, 2015
This has been a week of wordy posts, so today's post is going to be short(er) and sweet. Literally sweet with the easiest, addictive, most-delicious, perfect summer (and winter) dessert. After making these Hawaiian Rice Krispie Treats, I had rice krispies left over and started thinking about Crunch bars. And then I figured out, for better and for worse, how easy it was to make them at home. Two ingredients. No oven. Basically no work except not eating the whole batch! With more mature taste buds, I think these are phenomenal sprinkled with sea salt (and pumpkin seeds if you want even more crunch), but the sprinkled portion was just as much fun to eat!
July 29, 2015
As we've planned our wedding, we've tried not to get bogged down in details. Many things just aren't worth the stress and ultimately we care more about enjoying this party than maintaining traditions or doing what everybody else does/wants. Granted we're still holding onto some traditions (hello T not wanting to see my dress at all before the ceremony!), but they're all because we want to. Some details that are fun to plan, however, are little things to make the day of the wedding (pre-ceremony) fun for us and those near and dear to us. We're planning a coffee date in the morning with our friends. Some of them are flying cross-country and we want to make sure we get to see them, however briefly. Afterwards it'll be me locked away in a room getting my hair and makeup done with all the ladies. We don't have a wedding party, but our moms, along with my sisters and nieces will be there to make sure I put my shoes on the right feet and that my eye twitch doesn't get out of hand! To make the day more fun? This beautiful robe from The Paisley Box. It's perfectly cut to be comfortable and cool while my hair and makeup are done. I'll also be sipping on my iced coffee in this cute wifey tumbler - to match the shirt I wore here. And because my guy and I will be near but separated for hours, I picked out a sweet card to have him read while he's getting ready.
The Paisley Box website has a ton of adorable gifts for everything wedding related, including Flower Girl goodies, bachelorette party decor, cute dresses for pre-wedding festivities, and even pet accessories!