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What I Bought at The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I know you’ve all seen countless blog posts and Instagrams about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at this point, but it’s almost over! The sale ends on the 6th and prices on all sale items will all go up on the 7th to their normal retail value. I definitely took advantage of the sale this year and picked up a few pieces, all of which I’ve done mini reviews of below! In case you still haven’t shopped the sale yourself, I’ve also listed some of my faves that are still in stock at the bottom of this post.



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Picks Under $100


Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has officially gone live for the public! You no longer need a Nordstrom card to shop the sale and things are going FAST. This morning I looked through the sale and picked out all my faves that are under $100 and currently in stock.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Home Decor



One of my favorite things about moving into my apartment last summer was decorating! I love putting up art, organizing things so that there’s “a place for everything and everything in it’s place,” arranging furniture, and putting together a cozy living environment. This year’s Anniversary Sale has tons of fantastic home decor to choose from and I’ve linked all of my personal favorites below!



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Must-Haves


Today’s the day! It’s the first day of Early Access for Nordstrom’s 2017 Anniversary Sale! (Check out yesterday’s post to find out how you can shop Early Access before the sale goes public!) I’ve gone through the ENTIRE sale for this year and picked out all my favorites from the various catagories. This should make shopping 10x easier for all of you as well as ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the sale’s “greatest hits!” I’ve also listed some of the pieces that are sure to sell out fastest at the bottom of this post, so be sure to scroll through the full post to check those out as well. Happy shopping!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access & FAQs

UPDATE: The 2017 Anniversary Sale is live! Shop my picks HERE.

Hey loves, happy Wednesday!

It’s one of my favorite times of year once again… It’s time for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, which is basically the equivalent of Christmas in July for anyone who loves shopping as much as I do.



I’ve been shopping Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale for as long as I can remember! My mom and I used to shop the sale to get all of my back-to-school shoes and clothes each year. I have incredibly fond memories of leaving the children’s shoe department during the sale as a little one, clutching a balloon and an Anniversary Sale shopping bag that held a brand new, shiny pair of patent leather mary janes. As I’ve grown older and as my taste in clothing (and shoes) has evolved I’ve continued to shop the sale with my friends and it’s something that I look forward to each year!

For today’s post, I’m giving you the inside scoop on everything you need to know about and be aware of for the Anniversary Sale. I’ll also be posting again tomorrow with a recap of all of my favorites from the sale, so be sure to check back for that. Early Access starts tomorrow, so what are you waiting for? Keep reading!


Off the Shoulder Top Picks

Happy Thursday, lovelies! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite spring/summer trends with all of you, off the shoulder tops!


 (L to R) Almeria Top  –  Beaumont Top  –  Embroidered Top  –  1×1 Stripe Venice Top  –  Lace Top  –  Eyelet Top


I absolutely love the look of off the shoulder (OTS) tops on other people. At this point in time, I don’t have any fully OTS tops myself, but I’ve been shopping around online and these are a few of my personal faves. The embroidered top is probably my favorite out of these!


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Do you have any favorite brands that make OTS tops? Leave them in the comments below!


Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2017

Sunday is Mother’s Day! That being said, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite gift ideas for mom between $34-$250, but the majority are under $50!



Tom Ford Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette – This is a nice & neutral palette with some gorgeous shades in it, so it would work wonderfully for both a makeup junkie or newbie!

Monica Vinader ‘Fiji’ Chain Bracelet – I have this bracelet in silver and it goes with everything! It’s a perfect piece for stacking or for wearing on it’s own.

Lilly Pulitzer Lacquer Box – Colorful & fun jewelry storage from a fan-favorite brand. What more could you ask for?

Kendra Scott Sophia Earrings – These Sophia earrings are a daintier alternative to Kendra Scott’s super popular Sophee earrings.

Mamaste Pillow – This was too cute not to include!

Kendra Scott Opal Elisa Necklace – This is an elevated option of another Kendra Scott fan fave. The opal version is just a bit more elevated and it comes in four different colors!

Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin – Perfect for mothers who are more culinarily inclined.

BP. Scalloped Tote – This tote reminds me a lot of Kate Spade, but is a bit more affordable.

Voluspa Maison Blanc Two-Wick Tin Candle  – Who doesn’t love a nice smelling candle? I’m a fan of Voluspa because of the super cute and decorative tins, but also because their candles aren’t too overpowering but still smell amazing.



Do you have any special gifts or plans set for Mother’s Day?



Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

Everyone loves a good sale… at least I know that I do! Shopbop’s Event of the Season sale is live right now and includes tons of awesome brands including Club Monaco, alice + olivia, Kate Spade, Madewell & more.


{This cute crossbody tote is included in the sale!}


Today through April 14th you get 25% off of orders of $500 or more & 20% off of orders under $500 with the code “EVENT17”! I’ve gone through the sale picked out some of my favorite pieces to share with you and they’re all listed below. (more…)

Valentine’s Gifts For Three Types of Friends

It’s almost that time of year, Valentine’s Day! Some love it and some dread it, but regardless of how you feel about the day, a lot of you have gifts to purchase for friends and loved ones. I’ve compiled a few Valentine’s Day gifts below for three kinds of friends that you might have: the beauty lover, the fashionista and the techie.


Valentine's Day Gift Guide | Bowtiful Life


Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Picks


Hip hip hooray, it’s here! Today is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! Twice a year, Lilly holds a sale on pieces from recent seasons, and it’s my favorite time of the year to buy new Lilly! Honestly, I very rarely pay full price for anything Lilly because I’m working with a college student budget.

I tried waiting to get through the MASSIVE online line this morning, but the site kept crashing. So, I popped on during my lunch break at work to check things out! There are some great goodies this year and I’ve shared all of my faves below.











Bottoms & Rompers


Happy shopping!