Memorial Day Sales Roundup!

Memorial Day sales are here! Woot! Here’s a roundup of some of the best ones going on this weekend. What I’m personally hunting for: dresses (cuz that’s basically all I wear in the summer) and sandals! Happy shopping!

p.s. What are you guys doing for Memorial Day? Do you have any fun plans? We don’t have any! I need ideas! Share your plans so I can steal them (insert winky face emojicon).  xoxo

Anthropologie // 20% off sale

Asos // 20% off


DATE: 5/21-5/26


Free shipping code MEMORIAL20 and save 20%; use the code MEMORIAL25 for 25% off 3 items; or the code MEMORIAL30 to save 30% on 4 or more items.


DATE: 5/21-5/25

BCBG // 30% off sitewide

DATE: 5/21-5/26

Bloomgindales // big brown bag sale – 20% off sale


DATE: 5/21-5/25

Boden // :30% off your order + free shipping and returns over $49

DATE: 5/22-5/25

Club Monaco // additional 30% off sale items


Forever 21 // Buy one get one 50% off


DATE: 5/20 through 5/25.

French Connection // 30% off everything


DATE: ends 5/25

Furbish Studio //15% off site-wide


DATE: 5/22 – 5/25

J.Crew // 25% off your order


J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything

JOE’s // 25% off!


DATE: 5/20 – 5/25

Joe Fresh // 30% off full-priced items

DATE: 5/21-5/25

Joie // 20% off

CODE: MD2015

DATE: 5/20-5/25

Kendra Scott //Up to 70%

Loeffler Randall // 30% off resort and spring shoes and handbags

Lord & Taylor // 20% off regular & sale with promo


DATE: 5/19-5/25.

Lulu Frost // 20% off plaza styles

DATE: 5/22-5/26

Macy’s // extra 20% off in memorial day sale + extra 25% off


DATE: 5/21 – 5/25

Max and Chloe //20% off


Missguided // 20% off selected holiday shop items


DATE: ends midnight 25.05.15.

ModCloth //up to 40% off

NastyGal // save ​40% ​on jeffrey campbell, steve madden​ &​ more​


Nordstrom// half-yearly sale, up to 40% off

DATE: 5/20-5/31

Old Navy // Up to 50% off everything

Revolve // up to 75% off sale

Ruche // 30% off everything


Saks Fifth Avenue // up to 55% women’s apparel

Sally Beauty // 30% off when you $50 or more

DATE: 5/20 – 6/3

Sam Edelman // up to 60% off sitewide + free shipping/ returns

Serena & Lily //receive 20% off sitewide


DATE: 5/21 – 5/26

Shabby Apple // save 20% site wide


Sole Society // up to 50% off

DATE: ends 5/25

Talbots // save up to 50%, the more you buy the more you save

Trina Turk //additional 20% off sale merchandise

Urban Outfitters // long weekend sale

DATE: ends 5/25

West & Lou // 25% off

DATE: 5/22-5/25

Chicwish Florals and Some Melodrama

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Top: Forever21 {old; similar here} | Skirt: Chicwish, c/o {sold out unfortunately! Similar herehere, here and here} | Cross-body bag: Target {old; similar here, here; secretly coveting this one and this one real bad} | Watch: Michael Kors {buy here; also loving this one on sale!} | Cone cuffs: Ann Taylor, c/o {buy here} | Crystal ‘Amelie sparkle’ Bracelet: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here} | Friendship bracelet: Kendra Scott, c/o {buy here} | Ring: Kendra Scott, c/o {buy here} | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters {buy here; real version here}

Let me just apologize right off the bat for the fact that I’m about to make you victims of the most random, melodramatic post of all time. I have things on my mind. You guys, the massive earthquake in Nepal – did you donate to any relief efforts for that? I didn’t, and it’s really, really bugging me. If you have any suggestions for meaningful ways to contribute to that or good places to donate to, will you please share? Please please please. And thank you.

Another thing: I have a blogging friend who some (or lots) of you may know, who recently found out that her husband has stage 4 Melanoma cancer. She is 8 months pregnant with her 5th child. Sigh – can you even imagine? When I read the post on Instagram where she publicly shared her husband’s illness, I wept like a baby. She was describing my very deepest, darkest fear. What I’m getting at though is that there is a way to help this beautiful, sweet family. You can contribute to a fund that will help them pay for their medical bills, if you want to. The fund has been set up through PayPal, and donations can be sent to Make sure you select the friends or family option.

Ok, last one: want to hear something funny? I was featured on the Instagram account yesterday. It was this picture. I was reading through some of the comments, and a couple people said something about how manly my arms looked. To quote the comments exactly: “Man or woman’s arms?” and then the other one was “Is this for a man?” Haha! Oh you guys – the things people say on the internets. The funny thing is, I read those comments and felt myself for a minute going down that rabbit hole of ‘OMG – do I have weird man arms? Is that something I should be self conscious of and I just didn’t realize it? How did I not know that I have weird man arms?!!!’ And then I stopped. And I thought to myself ‘Ya know what? No. Not doing it.’ And that’s it. End of story. I just want you to all know that I am consciously making the decision to not worry or be self conscious about my apparently creepy man arms. Haha!

p.s. There are still a handful of hours left to shop the Surprise Sale at Kate Spade, where things are discounted as much as 75% off, AND obvi don’t forget to check out the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale before everything is sold out! You can see my top picks from the sale in this post. Happy Shalalalalopping

Have a ‘Thank goodness it’s almost Friday’ Thursday!
(i’ve used this one tons. it’s a good one.)

Thanks so much for reading!

Photos by Nathalie Bize.

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

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Yep – it’s that time. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here people! This has been my strategy for awhile now guys: I keep an ongoing list of things that I want to add to my closet or that I’ve had my eye on. I also keep an ongoing list of ‘investment pieces’ I’m interested in (i.e. nicer handbags, a super classic, well-made pair of heels, etc.). Then, I wait until my favorite retailers who sell things like that are having their huge sales…. i.e. Nordstrom… i.e. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES… and then that’s when I buy. I basically never, ever buy my nicer items at full price, cuz why would you when you can hold out and then get them for a significant discount? Example: this would be an excellent time to pull the trigger on getting a super classic, nicer black or brown handbag like this Michael Kors or this Rebecca Minkoff. OR, it would be a great time to treat yourself to one of those Kate Spade items you’ve only ever dreamed about owning (like this killer pencil skirt or pop-of-color handbag) but know you’d use a lot if you had it. Do it now when it’s majorly on sale! That’s what I’m sayin’.

And there you have it! That strategy has been working really well and I fully intend to apply it to the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale this season. Woot! My favorite picks from the sale are above. Make sure you disable any ad-blockers or pop-up blockers on your site so you can see them. Sale started today and goes through the 31st, but I’ll tell you right now – stuff sells out crazy fast (i.e. this amazing Tory Burch bag was available last night at midnight and is now gone) , so if you’re planning on capitalizing on this, I’d get to it. HAPPY SHOPPING!

Have a Whisking you into the end of the week Wednesday!
(whatever the H that means)

Thanks for reading.