Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Top Picks!

Hey guys!

For those of you that don’t really know what the Nordstrom sale is here is a bit of a rundown on it! Basically every year Nordstrom gets a ton of fall product and marks it down for two whole weeks! The first week is exclusive to their card holders (early access) so if you have a Nordstrom card you’re able to shop before anyone else! Now this sale is a big deal so stuff usually tends to sell out really fast (aka within the first week of early access) if you don’t have a card you can always apply to open one up and then you’re able to shop all the deals! I’ll link that here for you guys if you want more info!

The sale goes live online July 12th as well as in store for all cardholders that same day so make sure to get in there fast before stuff is gone!

I decided to round up all of my top picks for you guys, which was actually super hard because there is so much good stuff!! I usually tend to feel out what’s going to be trending this upcoming year so it’s a great time to get stuff for a discounted price!

Right now is such a good time to stock up on all your fall essentials, first I’ll start with some of my top picks for booties!

Animal print is going to be a huge trend this year (slightly obsessed with all the snake print but it’s fine lol) I LOVE these two brands both are so comfortable and they’re great quality! Also: everything Blondo (right side) is weather proof- great for those cold rainy days!

These two Paige booties are so stinkin cute!!! I love the silhouette of both of them, the studs add the perfect contrast and just a little edge to a classic look.

Here I picked another snake print bootie (because why not?!) I also picked the Pikolinos bootie which is a great comfort brand AND they’re so cute so whats not to love!

Now I’ll move on to my top picks for jackets/ sweaters/ cardigans!

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I love a good oversized sweater for the fall and winter and these 3 are the perfect ones! They’re such great layering pieces and look great paired with denim, leggings and even skirts! Depending on how oversized the sweater is you can always throw on some leggings and over the knee boots and wear it as a dress!

Now every year the brand BLANKNYC comes out with a great suede/leather Moto jacket. I have one of each and I LOVE them! These are such great staple pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe and this is the perfect time of year to get them! If you’re wanting to splurge a bit this ALLSAINTS leather jacket is so beautiful, I love the rose color for fall!

Going with the clothing trend I’m going to add some pieces that I love to wear! Dresses are some of my favorite pieces to wear year round, they’re so easy to throw on and such great pieces to have!

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You can throw on a jacket or a long cardigan for a little added warmth, all of these dresses would pair well with booties or if you wanted more of an evening look you could throw on some heels and dress it up!

Time for some denim!! I love good denim more than anything!

I added a pair of premium denim and a pair of top shop denim as well! These Paige jeans are so cute and they have such a great fit! I also love the Topshop Jamie pant and I’ve gotten a pair every year during the sale, they fit me so well and they’re such a great price!

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When I saw these jeans I just thought how cute would they look for fall!! The flared crop pant is really big this year, these would look great paired with flats/mules or even a cute bootie like the Paige or Jeffrey Campbell ones I posted above!

Now I’m gong to post some of my favorite loungewear!

The Nordstrom pj’s are some of my favorite, they’re so soft and cozy! The barefoot dreams products are SO incredibly soft! They make cardigans, robes, and blankets!! They’re perfect for those fall and winter lazy days!

Next are some of my favorites for handbags and accessories!

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I love a good handbag and Rebecca Minkoff is one of my favorite brands! She makes great quality handbags and they are such great pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe! I also love to wear hats during the fall and winter, I think it’s such a fun accessory to any wardrobe and can really elevate it. They also help hide a bad hair day! haha 🙂

Last but not least are my favorite beauty deals!! This is such a great time to stock up on all of your beauty favorites or even for gifts! There are so many great deals on products and sets!

These are two of my favorite lip products, especially the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk lip kit, it’s such a beautiful color and right now is the perfect time to get it!

I use the Clinique moisturizer every day and it’s great for my skin (normal to dry) so right now is a great time to get in on this deal! The Ouai rose oil is amazing!! It smells so good and is so great! I love Jen Atkins products and she makes one of my favorite dry shampoo’s! I’ll link that here as well!

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This is my all time favorite self-tanner, it’s so easy to use and lasts a couple of weeks! I’ve used a few self-tanners before and this one is the best in my opinion, this is such a great product for when you’re wanting to look nice and bronzed during those long winter months! It’s also great for when spring is coming around the corner!

There’s a ton of great stuff this year for the anniversary sale and it was SO hard to pick just a few items! I strongly recommend to do some shopping this year and really stock up on these great items!

I’m going to link the online catalog here which shows a few more items that I didn’t get to mention here so you guys can get an idea of what you’ll be getting this year!

XOXO

-Martha

 

 

A Little Life Update:

Hey guys!

It’s 2019 and I haven’t posted in FOREVER. Between planning a wedding last year, work, school, and then the holidays posting on the blog just got away from me.

I have so many ideas for some blog posts this year, I’m so excited about it! I’ve missed blogging so much, I’m going to try and post weekly or every other week at least -trying not to get a little ahead of myself lol.

So a lot has happened since the last time I posted! Rudy and I got married in September and it was literally the best day of my life! Two days after our wedding we went on our honeymoon to Cancun and it was such a fun week (we did not want to come back lol!) I think I’m going to be doing an entire separate post on our wedding/honeymoon and share some wedding photos.

Shortly after our wedding we moved into a new place and we just love it so much, it’s in a nice area and has so many fun things to do close by.

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After moving into our new place Rudy and I decided to get a puppy! Her name is Shiloh and she’s a mini Aussie, she also happens to be the cutest dog ever so theres that (pure fact)! We got her when she was just 8 weeks old and we’ve had her for almost two months now, she learns so fast and is the sweetest thing!

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A couple of weeks after bringing Shiloh into our family we decided to take some family pictures, I asked my best friend if she could help us take some and they ended up so cute! I love them so much (also check out my stud of a man lol)!

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Taking these pictures was so much fun but we definitely had to figure out how to get Shiloh to look at the camera (I’d like to think she’s a natural) and she did such a good job!

Shiloh loves running around outside and just rolling around in the grass (taking her on walks is hard sometimes lol) she had so much fun this day at the park! I really want to take a weekend trip to go camping somewhere, there are so many cute little cabins and I think it would be so fun!

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I just love our little Shiloh so much, even though puppies are a handful it’s been such a joy having her in our little family- it gets me so excited thinking about how it’s going to be when we start to have babies, we definitely want a big family!

The holidays were so much fun, we did Christmas in pj’s and we had the best time. I love spending time with mine and Rudy’s family.

We took some pictures of Shiloh in front of our tree and since we’re clearly obsessed with her I thought I would share some of her pics LOL.

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She LOVES chewing on the tree, well honestly she’s a puppy so she loves chewing on anything haha.

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She also loves giving high fives especially when you give her a little treat afterwards!

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There’s been so many changes in the past 4 months it’s been crazy but I’m so glad Rudy and I get to go through these changes together, I can’t wait for what our future has in store!

Anyways, I just thought I would share a little life update with you guys! I’ve got so many fun ideas coming soon, I’m so excited!

As always I’ll link what I’m wearing and similar stuff down below!

XOXO

-Martha

JEANS | SHIRT | SHAWL | SHOES |HAT | SIMILAR SHOES | PINK THROW BLANKET |

Bridal Shower:

Hey guys! It’s been a while, wedding planning is in full swing and its been so crazy BUT: we are on the last home stretch! I’m so excited!

June 30th my best friend, Mother in law, sister in law, and Mom all threw me the most beautiful bridal shower! I am so thankful for everyone who showed up and showered me with all the loooooove!

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All of the decorations were handmade and looked so cute! I wanted to go for a boho floral theme because I just love anything floral (as I’m sure everyone knows lol).

My best friend made these really beautiful paper flowers and attached them to the wooden palette which made a great backdrop for photos!

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It was a brunch themed bridal shower so we did have a sweets table which turned out so cute! I had wanted to make these hoop wreaths and I’m so excited about how they turned out! I’m obsessed with them!

I had gotten all the faux florals and greenery from Hobby Lobby and Michaels, as well as the rings!

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We played a lot of fun games, ate a lot of food (and I mean a lot!), had a lot of laughs, and took a ton of pictures! At the end Rudy showed up and we played the shoe game which was hilarious.

He got me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers with pink peonies (my favorite!), some macaroons, and the cutest jumpsuit! I love him so much and I cannot wait to marry him, I am so blessed to have this man for the rest of our lives.

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Thank you to everyone who was a part of this special day and to those who also sent their best wishes, everything was so beautiful and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!

I’ll be linking Pinterest crafts and games down below for those that are interested!

XOXO,

-Martha

HOOP WREATHS | PAPER FLOWERS | SHOWER DRESS | SHOES | GAMES

 

 

 

 

Sunshine yellow

Hey guys!

This dress was sooo beautiful and comfortable AND affordable! I want to start doing more posts centered around more affordable pieces because as much as I love Madewell, Free People and Anthropology I also love finding more affordable pieces especially for more trendier things that most likely won’t make it into many more seasons (but hey you never know!) I was pleasantly surprised when I found this little gem so I hope you guys love it as much as I did!

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Okay so I got this dress at Forever 21 and it is SOO comfy!! Now this was a little bit out of my comfort zone especially because it’s so open and I usually don’t wear stuff that has these many cut outs. I don’t usually gravitate towards this color either, but this season I really wanted something yellow for some reason!

So when I saw this dress and tried it on I decided to go for i, and I’m glad I did because as cute as it is on its own it also looks cute with a white short sleeve shirt underneath or a denim jacket over top! Seriously so cute!

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I paired this dress with my black Brixton hat (AGAIN) just because I cant get enough of it, and I really wanted something to kind of break up all the lighter neutral shades also. I paired this outfit with my nude Sam Edelman sandals from last year (they’re my all time fave so I linked them for you guys!!)

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I know it’s super cheesy but I’m really glad I went out of my comfort zone to try something new because I actually ended up loving this dress and it was so affordable too, so really it doesn’t get any better! It’s the little things, haha!

I got this in a size small and it fits pretty true to size, I also love that the straps on the back are adjustable so you can make them however tight you want which is so nice! This is a great outfit for the beach or even paired with a cute bralette and jean jacket for a more day time look, or wear it on it’s own for a more evening look!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post (I know it was a little shorter haha) and as always I’ll find some similar options and link them below for you all!

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XOXO

-Martha

ASTR MAXI|ALI&JAY MAXI |FAITHFULL MAXI |DONNA MAXI