Monday, July 18, 2016

The Best Shoes To Buy This Week

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If you haven't had a chance to take a look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you should head over there right now! Out of all of the sale sections in the entire store, the shoes would have to be my absolute fave. Why is it best to buy them this week? At the end of the week, the sale will open up to non-cardholders and things will sell out very quickly, if not already! Good quality shoes that will last and get you through the fall and winter are the best thing to buy in this sale, in my opinion. These are all of my top favorites and these & these both came home with me this weekend.

Happy Monday!

xo, Shelby


Friday, July 15, 2016

A Quick Trip to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Dress: Bell Sleeve Woven Shift Dress (Sale Price: $31.90; Price after August 8: $48 ) || Booties: Rudie Studded Fringe Bootie (Sale Price: $99.90; Price after August 8: $170)

Over the past few years, I've grown to be an avid Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopper. There isn't any other sale of its kind in the way it offers brand new fall merchandise at marked down prices before fall even starts. Yesterday was the first day the sale was open to cardholders so I took a quick trip after work to see what it had in store for us this year (literally). It was SO good! I didn't expect to buy a ton last night but I did want to get an overall feel for what I might buy online in the coming days/weeks. You can bet I went home with these fringe booties though and plan on wearing them all fall & winter long! 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer Date Night Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Santa Margherita Wines for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Every now and then, I like to go on a fun date with TJ and summer is the perfect time! It's a great time to be outside in the evening (don't forget bug spray!) and there are so many fun activities to do this time of year. For a perfect date night, simple is always a good idea. Today, I'm sharing some simple summer date night ideas with Santa Margherita Prosecco, the perfect quality wine for any occasion. 


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Little Swing Dress

I'm popping in for a quick post today because this week has gotten the best of me. I feel like the entire next month of July will fly by and I have approximately 80 things to do before August! Not complaining though. Just slowly but surely learning time management while still learning how to get to bed at a decent hour. I just had to share this favorite dress of mine, though. The intricate linen & cotton details caught my eye as soon as I saw it in the store and I love how the swing shape could flatter any body type!

Get the Look:
Dress: Cottonwood Swing Dress || Shoes: Jules Platform Wedges || Watch: Kapten & Son c/o || Earrings: similar

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Outer Banks: Rainy Day Edition

I'm back with one last OBX post for you. If you follow along on my blog, you might have read my top favorite things to do in the Outer Banks a few weeks ago. The majority of that list revolved around outdoor activities because after all, it is the beach! But you never know if you'll have a rainy day or two on your vacation and there are a lot of hidden spots you'll want to know about in times like those.


Friday, July 8, 2016

Wear Now and Later

Today I'm sharing a couple looks featuring J. McLaughlin's new Wear Now collection, inspired by high quality and timeless pieces that'll take you from cool summer nights to those breezy fall mornings. With how fast time flies, it'll be fall before you know it and I don't know about you but I've recently been going through my closet and seeing what I need/don't need/etc. One thing that every girl should have in her closet: a sweater that will last!

Get the look:
Sweater: Bora Sweater c/o || Pants: 'Jamie' High Waist Skinny Jeans || Hat: Straw Fedora || Scarf: Reese Striped Scarf c/o || Shoes: White Wedges || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Watch: Classic York 36mm c/o

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tuft and Needle Review

I'm slowly but surely becoming more adult-ish (with the exception of the above photo). When you find yourself looking for a new mattress, you know you've entered adulthood. As someone who can only function after a good night's sleep, I knew I needed a quality mattress! I had no idea how expensive they are though, not to mention how bulky and inconvenient most are. Enter: Tuft and Needle. A twenty-something girl's mattress dream come true! 


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Embroidered Summer Blouse

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This flowy blouse caught my eye almost immediately upon walking into one of my favorite stores a few weeks ago. This periwinkle color is one of my favorites to wear and I love the detail of the bell-sleeves! I paired it with some of my favorite skinny jeans that just so happen to have the most adorable but subtle stripes. Scroll down to see more details of this blue on blue summer look that can be transitioned into fall perfectly.

Get This Look:
Top: Embroidered Adena Top || Pants: Striped Denim || Shoes: White Wedges || Clutch: All-in-One Clutch || Earrings: Margaret Elizabeth || Watch: Kapten & Son c/o

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

At-Home Teeth Whitening

I knew once June rolled around, I'd be a lot more busy with wedding planning and other special occasions. With that said, there are always a few must-do's I have before those types of events. I like to try to get in my best shape fitness-wise, drink more water to clear my skin, and last but not least, whiten my teeth. As someone who spent six years working in dental offices, I take my dental health and whitening pretty seriously. With our engagement photos recently, I wanted to make sure that TJ and I both had some pearly whites. After all, we'll have those photos forever and they aren't the cheapest things so we might as well look our best in them! While my teeth were already fairly white, I was still interested in seeing how the product would work. 


Friday, July 1, 2016

Hello July + $600 Nordstrom Giveaway

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Hello July!

I want to give July the proper welcome and to do that, I have to say adios to June the right way! June was delightful as it always is. Here are a little bit of my favorite memories from this past month of adventure, family, friends, and fun. BUT FIRST, haven't you heard about the best sale of the year? Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is right around the corner and today you can WIN $600 to Nordstrom by entering the giveaway at the bottom of this post! Scroll down to find out how to win just in time for July 14th (the day the sale opens to cardholders). This is a sale you definitely don't want to miss! It's the perfect time to stock up on new, high quality, fall pretties!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Favorite View in Rhode Island

Top: Meadowbrook Blouse || Pants: Pilcro Hyphen Chinos || Shoes: Slide Sandal || Hat: Straw Fedora || Sunglasses: Aviators || Watch: Classic York 36mm || Earrings

I grew up visiting my mom's side of the family up in Rhode Island each summer and this past weekend we were able to visit for just a short time! It's such a unique place. You have to visit to really understand how beautiful it is. You get a panoramic view of the ocean there are rock cliffs overlooking the water. Last Saturday, we woke up extra early before family gatherings and we drove out to one of our favorite views!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Coastal Summer Wear

maxi cover-up: c/o Jarrett Bay || hat: straw fedora (similar)

A few weeks ago, we took a quick trip down to Isle of Palms and spent a little time at the beach on the most gorgeous sunny day. June is, by far, my favorite month of the year to visit the beaches of NC and SC. Why? Not everyone is out of school and the beaches aren't quite as crowded as July and early August! Plus, the weather is just right. As I was packing for a day at the beach, I made sure to pack a cover-up and a hat to keep me from getting burned the day before our engagement photos (that would've been bad). I packed this maxi cover-up from Jarrett Bay, a company based in North Carolina! 

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Peek Into Our Living Room + Gallery Wall

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One of my favorite things to do in my free time (what is that?) is decorate my apartment. As much as I love going out to eat, seeing friends, and going to events around town, I will never get tired of a relaxing night at home and a home cooked meal followed by a movie with TJ and Colbie. I've wanted to completely redecorate our living room for quite some time since it never really had a solid theme or color scheme going on. As you look through these photos, you'll see a new gallery wall I created with Minted framed art, a whole lot of white and grey, with a bunch of pops of blue. 

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