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Who doesn’t love Pineapples?  It seems everyone does because the Hawaiian fruit has been everywhere this Summer.  I jumped on the bandwagon when I was looking for easy pieces to pack for Mexico and came across this ONE by Pink Stitch maxi dress.  Sure it is covered in pineapples but it wasn’t a cheesy print (I have seen some bad ones) and I loved the idea of an easy dress than could be thrown over a bralette.

I pulled the dress out again this past weekend for a little LA weekend away with the hubby.  Again, it was easy and comfortable and made for the perfect transition piece that went from lunch to sipping cocktails by the pool.

Not into pineapples?  That is okay.  This dress actually comes in 7 other prints and for $88, they are not only cute but incredibly reasonable too.  You can view all the prints by clicking here.

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I think at this point it is pretty clear that I am a HUGE fan of booties. In Southern California, they are probably (next to sneakers) the most practical shoes. They work perfectly during the summer but transition extremely well into Fall and Winter. Because our Winters are pretty mild, they are the easiest shoe to throw on when the temperatures drop (just a little). I have always been a fan of the Mattise Nugent bootie. First and foremost, they are adorable. Then you add in the low heel (a huge plus for this run around mommy) and the many options available and you can really pair these booties with anything.  I picked up a blonde pair and a black pair (both on sale at the time) and initially thought I would return one of them but now I am just not sure.  I love them both and considering the two pairs were the price of one, how can I not keep them both!

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The blonde pair is still on sale and I would double check the black. It keeps going back and forth and there are a number of other options too!

As a side note, I also picked up these Flare denim jeans from the Nordstrom Sale and I couldn’t be happier. They have a fantastic fit that makes your legs a mile long, are really soft and are the perfect flare without being too exaggerated. The best part? They are only $63 until August 3rd.

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Happy Friday!

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I do love to dress up but there is really nothing better than a cozy knit and sneakers for my day-to-day dress.  With all the running around that I do, I like to be cozy but not feel as if I am always in workout gear.  I picked up this cardigan and these sneakers at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have already began to put them to use.  The knit is perfect for Southern California and I have been waiting for the right High Tops to come along.  Enter these Vans.  The best part is that these two items don’t even total $100.  To be exact, the cardigan is $42 and the sneakers are $53.  You cannot beat those prices.  They go up after August 1 so make sure you purchase them soon.  I would hate to see someone pay full price when they didn’t have to.

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You can shop all my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for women by clicking here.

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One of my most favorite things to do with the family is getaway for little staycations around Southern California. There is really so much to see and do but yet we sometimes over look it with our busy schedules. This last weekend was open so we hit the road to Santa Monica to visit with some family and see Santa Monica and Malibu. It still shocks me that it took us this long to bring the kids. We were a little rained out on Saturday (compliments of a lovely tropical storm) but by the evening we were back on track. Sunday was gorgeous and the kids finally experienced the famous Santa Monica pier. Another staycation checked off the list.

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Also! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins today! If you weren’t able to shop the Early Access, this is your opportunity to pick up all your goodies! Things sell out fast so I recommend not hesitating!
To see all my Top Picks for Women, click here.
To see all my Top Picks for Men and Children, click here.

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It only seems fair that if I committed an entire post to all the amazing picks for Women at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I create the same thing for the Men and Children.  That is what I love about this sale.  It is the perfect time to update the entire family’s wardrobe while also working on Birthdays and Christmas shopping.  Hey, it is never too early for Christmas shopping.

One of my favorite looks for a guy is a v-neck, jeans and a pair of sneakers, which are all currently on sale right now.  I also love these sneakers, which I already own.  If your man is anything like my hubby, he seems to always be hot, not giving much thought to coats but a lightweight zip up is his go to.  We love to go away for the weekend’s and this overnight bag is perfectly masculine while keeping packing light and easy.

As for the kids, I just about died when I saw these mini Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots.  I have the exact pair and couldn’t help but order a pair for Baby Girl.  Twinning at its best.  I am also a huge fan of Tea Collection and love picking up dresses such as this one at amazing prices.  For the boys, they tend to want to live in athletic wear these days so it is the perfect time to pick up a few pieces like these Nike jackets for when it starts to cool down.

Here are my top picks for the Men and Children.  Remember that Early Access ends on Thursday and the sale officially begins Friday!  To make sure you receive all the items you love, don’t wait!  You can shop the entire sale by clicking here.

 

So I don’t normally post on Tuesdays but there are certain occasions that call for a little “out of the ordinary”. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of them. Normally, I try to get into the store prior to the sale for Early Access but due to being out of town, it is just not possible. Luckily, they allow cardholders to shop Early Access online too. Between loads of laundry yesterday I began working my way through the sale. To be honest, I only made it through part of the Women’s Sale. I placed my order but am going to have to make another online visit for the husband and kids. So, for right now, I am going to share some of my favorite items for women. As you can see, my love for bohemian looks is still alive and strong. I love the amazing prices of the ponchos and sweaters and these boots are perfect for now and Fall. Of course I needed to throw in a pair of sneakers for good measure. I have so many skinny jeans that these boyfriends and these flares are the perfect way to break it up a bit. I have pulled some of my favorites below but will continue to share other finds along the way!

You can only shop the Anniversary Sale Early Access if you are a Nordstrom Cardholder but it is highly highly worth it.  If you have ever experienced how fast some of these items sell out, you know that it is much safer picking up your items in advance.  If you are not loving the idea of having another credit card, I would pick up the debit card.  That is what I have and it gives you all the Early Access benefits.  To be quite honest, the only reason I have this card is for the Anniversary Sale.

The sale starts July 17th so get your items before their gone!

 

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This morning I have woken up with a complete vacation hangover. We just landed yesterday in LA from Mexico after spending the last four days celebration my Brother and his new Wife. It was so so much fun but I may have to sleep for days to catch up. One of the best parts of traveling is all the new looks you pull together based on your destination. Mexico provides one of the most fun, knowing you can really do just about anything. Tropical weather and sand made getting ready for a Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party and Wedding entirely too easy. Bright colors and prints were the name of the game.

When ShopBURU was here for there BURU-To-You Pop Up Shop, I picked up the most adorable Milly Neon Pencil skirt and matching Neon shorts for Baby Girl. It is not often that we match but with these two pieces, I couldn’t help myself. At first I was concerned that a pencil skirt might be a little too dressy for a beach side rehearsal dinner but when paired with a crocheted top and bralette, it was perfect and exactly the dressy yet beachy look I was going for. Baby Girl and I loved our neon look and my Goddaughter even got in on the neon fun.

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If you are not sure about the neon, this skirt is also available in black. The material is so comfortable and this is such a classic closet staple. You can shop the black version by clicking here.

 

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This Thursday we are headed to my brother’s wedding in Mexico and I have spent the last few days getting everyone packed. It is amazing how long it takes to prep everyone’s suitcases and make sure we all have what we need. Lucky Mexico is easy and as long as we have swimsuits and light clothing, we are good to go. Here are a few summer items I have packed for the kids that I love and are easy summer staples.

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