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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!



After Christmas Sale Picks

It’s that time of year… where Nordstrom has a sale! I’ve looked through the entire sale and done all the footwork so you don’t have to, and I’m sharing some of the best deals as well as some of my favorite finds from their half-yearly sale in this post!

These are just a few my all-time faves and I’ve linked more from every category below.

Happy shopping!


Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Faves 2016

If I’m being 100% honest, I got up this morning to look at this year’s After Party Sale from Lilly Pulitzer and I hadn’t planned on buying anything… but OH MY GOODNESS the sale this year is SO good!


Bowtiful Life After Party Sale Picks 2016


I used to shop the sale each year, but in recent years I really wasn’t all that impressed. I’ve had negative experiences in the past few years with the sale; either prices were too high or things sold out too fast. However, this year Lilly did an amazing job with the line moving pretty quickly and also having a significant amount of stock to meet the demand they’ve been experiencing!

I’m super happy with my purchases and I’ve highlighted a few more of my favorites below so if you haven’t managed to take a look at the sale yet you can still see some of my picks from the goodies that you’ll be able to shop from this year.


What I Purchased


My Favorites From This Year’s Sale


Happy Shopping!



Updated & In Stock #NSale Picks

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale continues! Today the sale officially became open to the public, so you no longer need a Nordstrom card to shop the #NSale! Some things sold out during the Early Access portion of the sale, so today I’ve put together an updated post for all of you with my current favorites from the sale that are still in stock! Prices will go back to normal on August 8th, so be sure to grab anything you’re loving ASAP.

Updated & In-Stock Nordstrom Anniversary #NSale Picks 2016 | Bowtiful Life

I’ve shared my updated picks below, so as of now these are all products that are still available.

Happy shopping! xo






Purses & Wallets


Jewelry & Watches










Coats & Jackets


What fun items have you picked up at the Anniversary Sale?



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide

It’s finally the day that all savvy shopaholics and Nordstrom fans look forward to all year, it’s the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!

I’ve picked out a few of my favorite items from various categories as well as some of the pieces that are likely to sell out first. Early Access started this morning and goes until the 21st, then on the 22nd the sale opens to the public and all the prices go back up on August 8th! If you want to shop Early Access check out my last post about the #NSale for details. Happy shopping!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must Haves

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Accessories

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Clothing

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Bags

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shoes

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What are your favorites from the Anniversary Sale this year? Let me know in the comments below! Also keep checking my social channels for highlights on some of the best deals throughout the sale!

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Preparing for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s officially one of my favorite times of the year to shop, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts in less than a week!!! For as long as I can remember, my mom and I would shop for my new school clothes and shoes during the sale. As I’ve grown older, I’ve continued to check out the sale every year because it’s one of the best and biggest sales around! Early Access begins the 14th and the sale opens to the public on the 22nd. Do you want to shop Early Access? Today, I’m telling you how as well as giving you a few tips and tricks for if you plan on shopping the sale this year!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 | Bowtiful Life


Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the Anniversary Sale, the #NSale (as it’s referred to on social media) is a wonderful time of year when Nordstrom discounts their brand new Fall/Winter products before they reach the sales floor at their regular prices. As you know, most sales are on “old” products, so the Anniversary Sale is very much the opposite and that’s part of what makes it so great! #NSale items will include everything from clothes to jewelry to beauty to handbags and more from both designer and in-store brands. Items go back to their regular prices on August 8th, so if you want something from the sale, now’s the time to get it!