Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Her Boutique Blue Button Down Dress

How cute is this little baby doll dress from Her Boutique?? I normally go for more dressed up outfits but I love the simplicity of this one. This dress is a good go to, everyday dress. It is so soft and comfortable and can literally be worn with any pair of shoes. I wore it with my favorite lace up sandals but how cute would this dress be as a transition piece into Fall with a taupe Cardigan and booties?? I can't wait to wear it that way. 

I love the little buttons down the front too and the details throughout the dress. It is just so stinking cute. This dress is also on sale right now for only $37! Search "Make It Count Blue Button Down Dress" on their site. It fits true to size. I am wearing a size small and it also comes in white (for all of you brides out there). 

I will be sharing another outfit with you soon from Her Boutique so make sure to keep a lookout for that! They have the cutest clothes so make sure to check out all of their new arrivals


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My Favorite Shoes from the NSale

Happy Tuesday everyone! So now that I have had some time to really look through everything at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I wanted to bring you my favorite shoes from the sale. The shoes this year were my favorite part about the sale. I bought more shoes than I did anything else. I will let you know which ones I bought and why I love each and every one of these. Y'all how good is this sale?? I just die!

I divided my favorite shoes into sections; Boots, Booties, Tennis Shoes, and the #1 Must Have Shoe for Fall. I hope you all like my top picks from the shoe selection. When you flip through each picture I have comments on the bottom that tell you if I bought the shoe and what I love about each one.

For the Nike tennis shoes that I bought (the white and grey ones), make sure to size up half a size because they do run a little small. I am normally a size 8.5 and got these in a size 9 and they fit perfectly. I also highly recommend any of you who do not have a pair of Tory Burch flats to get them. They are just one of those shoes that are such a good staple to have in your closet. I wear mine ALL the time. I used to wear them all the time to work and they also look perfect with jeans. It is hard to find Tory Burch on sale so now is the time to get them! To purchase any of these shoes you can just click directly on the picture and it will take you straight to the site. 

I will be posting more posts throughout this week of my other favorite items from the different categories. Once all of my sale merchandise that I bought online gets to my house, I will be taking pictures soon and sharing my favorite outfits with you guys. So stay tuned!!! :) I am so excited to finally try on everything. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Red Floral Wrap Dress

Y'all can we just talk about this red wrap dress from Thirty One Boutique?? When I put it on I just about died. I LOVE IT. It's soooo classy and can be worn for so many occasions. How perfect would this dress be to wear to a Summer or Fall wedding? It also looks so perfect paired with these ankle strap sandals but you could also definitely dress it down if you wanted to with other shoes. It fits true to size. I am wearing a size small. I love the pattern on the dress and you all know that I love the color red. So this dress was a win, win for me. I could seriously go on and on about how much I love it. It's also only $52! You've gotta love it when you find a good dress for an amazing price.

I know I've told you all this before but I seriously love Thirty One Boutique. They have been one of my favorite boutiques to work with so far in the blogging world. Not only do they have the most amazing clothes, but they also have the sweetest (and most beautiful) girls that run the business. They are such a joy to work with. I also love how they incorporate their faith into their business. You can find bible verses throughout their website and they sell some faith based clothes. Just everything about this boutique I love. If you haven't shopped with them yet then you definitely need to! Make sure to check out all of their new arrivals. Every time I look on their site I end up wanting everything. Use code "katy10" at checkout for an extra 10% off of your entire purchase. :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can't believe we are already about to start a new week. We had a great time in Chapel Hill at one of my husband's friends weddings. It was at the Carolina Inn and I later found out that it's haunted. Apparently all of the ghosts are good spirits though and nothing bad happens. Isn't that crazy?? I told Cam that I wanted to actually stay there next time we are in Chapel Hill so we can experience it for ourselves (even though I would probably be so freaked out haha). I hope you all have a blessed week!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Dottie Couture Layered Romper

Happy Friday!!! I am going to step away from the craziness of the Nordstrom Sale for a little bit (don't worry, I'll come back soon), and talk about this amazing layered romper from Dottie Couture Boutique. I have been wanting a romper that looked like a maxi for a while now and when I saw this one I fell in love and finally decided to get one. 

I love this for many reasons. I love that it's a romper. We all know that I am the romper queen hahaha. I also love that it has the feeling of a maxi. This would be perfect for really any occasion. You could wear it to dinner, out on the town with your girls, any kind of engagement party or any fun event. It can also be dressed down with a pair of sandals. But we all know I love my heels so of course I paired it with my favorite Sam Edelman shoes to give it a fancier feel. 

What I love most about this romper is where it came from. Dottie Couture Boutique seriously has THE cutest clothes. I just looked at all of their new arrivals and almost died. There are 3 rompers that I need to have ASAP. I noticed them a while ago because my favorite blogger Jordan Underwood models for them. So I knew their stuff had to be cute. And it is! Definitely make sure to check them out. You can also use code "mumu20" for 20% off of your online purchase from them! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! We are headed to Chapel Hill for a wedding. Excited for another weekend of dancing and hanging out with good friends. :) What are your weekend plans?


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Early Access-Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Happy Thursday everyone! The big day has finally arrived, the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale is here!!! So what does early access to this sale mean? It means that if you are a Nordstrom cardholder (debit or credit) you have access to the sale earlier than the rest of the public. This is AMAZING because you get dibs on some of Fall's best trends before there is a chance that they sell out. Early access runs from July 13th-20th. It opens to the public July 21st-August 6th. I wanted to share some deets with all of you on the sale:

Why do I love it so much? I love this sale so much because it really is the best sale of the year. Most stores put things on sale towards the end of the season. This sucks for multiple reasons. One reason being that towards the end of the season most people are excited for the next season ahead and are looking forward to buying clothes for that. So you're not really going to get excited about a huge Summer sale when Fall is just around the corner and you are looking forward to buying boots and cardigans. Another reason is that most of the popular stuff has already been picked through and is usually sold out when you have a massive sale at the end of a season. Nordstrom does this sale before the Fall season even starts which is usually unheard of. That means that you get to pick the best of the best for Fall. Nordstrom always has the best trends, the best brands and the best items. Having this sale early allows people to get access to the upcoming Fall trends at a ridiculous sale price. After the sale is over with, everything will go back to regular, full price which is why it is so important to shop the sale while it is here. 

How should I prepare? I always like to take a look at my closet and see what it is that I need for upcoming seasons. Some of the most popular items for Fall are cardigans, tunics, jeans, jackets, and shoes. I would take a look in your wardrobe and see what it is that you need. If you need more Fall shoes, I would start looking at the shoe selection first before things start selling out. If you need jackets, look there first, etc. Just make sure to have some kind of tactic in mind. I know I personally am really excited about the shoes and denim. I absolutely LOVE Fall shoes. Boots and booties are always the first things I look at. I always can stand to use some new jeans so I always look at those next. And let me tell you, this stuff is marked down at really good prices. You can find top of the line designer jeans for a fraction of the original price. So if you need some good denim, I highly recommend getting them now. The top selling items from last year were basic wardrobe staples such as tunics, jeans, and cardigans and the best selling brands were AG, BP, and Lush. 

What happens if I don't have Nordstrom card? Not to worry! The sale is accessible to the public starting July 21st. There is a chance that some of the more popular items could be sold out at this point but Nordstrom does a really good job of restocking a lot of items for this sale. So if you do see anything that is sold out that you really wanted, make sure to keep going back to check to see if it has been restocked. There is a high chance that it will be. Also, remember that Nordstrom has the awesome option of ordering online and picking up in store. This helps for those of you who don't have time to actually shop in the store but don't want to wait on shipping.

What will I do to help? I am going to be here with you all every step of the way. I have already checked out the items available online for early access since I am a Nordstrom cardholder and all of my top picks for you are below. I am also going to the Nordstrom store in Charlotte when they open today and I will be trying things on for you guys and giving you my reviews. Definitely stay tuned for that! I will help you pick through the best items and ones that weren't my favorite. I will also help keep you guys posted on the most popular items, the items that are selling out the quickest, and any items that I see are being restocked. So make sure to keep checking all of my channels for any updates. I will be doing a lot of blog posts, Instagram posts, and Instagram Stories throughout the sale process so make sure to stay tuned. :) I am also going to be doing some blog posts on my favorite items from each category. For example, I will be doing a blog post on my favorite Fall shoes, jackets, denim, etc from the sale so that I can help you get really focused on all the good merchandise in each area.

**Also, under my Shop Tab on my blog, there is a new dropdown that you can choose from called "Nordstrom Sale". Here I will link all of my favorite items throughout the entire sale so make sure to visit this page.**

I absolutely LOVE Fall so I hope you all are as excited as I am about this sale. Please see my top picks below and stay tuned as I explore the sale in person later today!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal

Happy Sunday beauties! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a great relaxing weekend here at home in Charlotte. We did absolutely nothing on Friday night and it was so nice to relax and go to bed early. Saturday night we went to dinner and drinks with my blogger friend Bess Carter and our husbands and had the best time. We went to FoxCroft in Charlotte. If y'all live in Charlotte and haven't been there yet then you definitely need to check it out. Their wine selection is phenomenal!

I wanted to bring you all another pair of my favorite sandals from Nordstrom. These Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Sandals are everything. This is the number one shoe that you need to have in your closet.   They will go with anything and everything. I wear them with casual outfits when I am going out for dinner and drinks, I wear them to work, and they are also perfect to wear to any of your special events that you have. I have worn these shoes to pretty much every single wedding we have had so far this year. They run true to size and are SO comfortable. I am not kidding when I say that. They have never given me a blister which is really hard to find when it comes to ankle strap heels. The best part about these shoes is that they come in 10 other colors. I actually just bought them in this Jute Leather metallic color that you can find here to wear to another black tie wedding that we have next weekend.  This is truly the perfect pair of sandals. If you don't have these in your closet yet then you need to. Trust me when I say you will get your money's worth out of them!

I wanted to give a special thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. Without these sponsorships, this blog would not be able to continue to grow. As always, the opinions are all of my own and are not biased. I hope you all have a fabulous start to your week!



design + development by Kiki and Co. Creative