Fourth of July Sales 2017

July 3, 2017

Categories: Holiday

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Ann Taylor:  50% off everything with code JUSTBEACHY.

GiGi New York:  Take 20% off full-priced items and 50% off select sale styles.

H&M:  Up to 70% off – select items only $4. 6/27-7/4.

Intermix:  Spend $150, receive $50 off. Spend $350, receive $125 off. Spend $500, receive $200 off. 7/2-7/4.

J.Crew:  30% off full-priced items and an extra 50% off sales styles using code HOORAY. 7/3-7/5.

Kate Spade:  Take an extra 40% off all sale styles with code SUNNY. Now-7/9.

Kendra Scott:  15% off Color Bar with code COLOR. Now-7/4.

Madewell:  Up to 40% off warm weather shoes and sandals. 6/27-7/5.

Moda Operandi:  Extra 15% off sale items using code MODA15. 7/1-7/4.

Rag & Bone:  Take up to an extra 30% off sale items using code JUNESALE17. 7/2-7/4.

Rebecca Taylor:  Take an extra 40% off sale items using code JULYSURPRISE. 6/28-7/4.

Serena & Lily:  20% off everything site-wide with code HAPPY4TH. 6/29-7/4.

Sole Society:  Up to 50% off. 6/29-7/4.

Tory Burch:  Take an additional 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA3o.


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Striped W by Worth Sweater + Pants

July 1, 2017

Categories: Fashion

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32″ Gold Chain.  Roman Numeral Token.  Striped Sweater.  (Currently loving this one too!)  Navy Pants – (Come in four color options!)  Bag.  Tassel Bag Charm.  Palm Leaf Charm.  Nude Pumps.

Blowdry, Lashes, Tan, Nails c/o Glamour Bar (Mention My Blog for $50 Off Lash Extensions)

Miranda L. Sober Photography


It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the W by Worth brand; I think their pieces are the perfect blend of timeless and trendy and always utilize the most beautiful fabrics and materials. In this look, I’ve paired a W by Worth striped summer sweater with their classic Luna Tech pants. (You can also see the Luna Tech pants in this post.)  They are the most flattering pants I’ve ever worn and they seem to look as great when paired with silk blouses as they do paired with simple tees.

Above I’ve also linked additional W by Worth striped sweater – it’s available in two colors and nearly all sizes. I love the asymmetric hemline; it gives an updated twist on such a classic look. I’ve been wearing summer sweaters like the one I’m wearing above and the additional one I’ve linked often lately; they’re perfect for chilly summer evenings here in Denver and can be worn again and again as the temperatures cool off.


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Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 14, 2017

Categories: Holiday, Lifestyle

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Dennis Hopper Book.  Byredo Candle.  Loungewear Set.  Woven Leather Bracelet.  Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne.  Cufflinks.  Wooden Dumbbell.  Shoe Cleaning Wipes.  Suede Loafers.  Gray Pullover.  Canvas Briefcase.  Bluetooth Speaker.

 



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Lace Ruffle Skirt

June 6, 2017

Categories: Fashion

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Tee Sold Out – Same Style Here.  Skirt.  Similar Skirt Here and Here.  Clutch.  Heels.

Miranda L. Sober Photography


I can’t resist striped tees and tees with quirky sayings. And they’re even better paired with something a little more femme like this ruffled skirt. (Mine is down to only one available size, so I scoured online for a similar version here.) Pair a simple tee with one of these feminine skirts and it will give your skirt a more casual, relaxed feel.

Wishing you a wonderful week!





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Outdoor Wedding Guest Outfit Idea

Categories: Fashion

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Earrings.  Necklace.  Tinted Lip Balm.  Fragrance.  Dress.  Clutch.  Heels.


This outfit made me think of a secret garden; the soft pastel shades, the rosy-pink lips, and the slightly boho jewelry pieces. It’s dreamy and romantic and exactly how I want to look at an outdoor wedding. We have one coming up in a couple of weeks and this dress is my top contender right now.

If you saw my recent “Favorite Fragrances” post, you probably know how much I love perfumes. This one is an intoxicating blend of Earl Grey tea and sexy florals. It’s like nothing I’ve ever smelled before. If you’re hesitant, try the candle first. I think you’ll love it as much as I do.




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W by Worth Sleeveless Shirt + Striped Fringe Skirt

June 1, 2017

Categories: Fashion

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Similar Sunnies.  Sleeveless Top.  Striped Skirt.  Heels.

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Did you see my last W by Worth post from their summer collection? I am loving all their pieces this season. This outfit is easy and breezy; perfect for all your summer events and even appropriate for the office when you add a jacket. I love the fringe trim and the movement it adds (see the ‘shimmy’ photo above – I can attest that it’s perfect for shimmying!) The fabric of this skirt is thick and textured; plus its beautiful, versatile color palette will lead you right into your fall wardrobe.

As always, you can find your local W by Worth stylist here. And if you’re in the Denver area, you can get my stylist Leigh’s information and check out my experience with the W by Worth personal styling process in this blog post.


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Favorite Fragrances

May 29, 2017

Categories: Beauty

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.  Diptyque Vetyverio.  Chanel No. 5 L’Eau.  Maison Margiela Replica Flower Market.  Byredo La Tulipe.

Miranda L. Sober Photography


Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Available Here.

This is the fragrance I receive compliments on the most, so I was happy when I found it in this convenient travel spray. Twist the top and the atomizer appears. The travel spray comes filled with one 0.7 oz. vial of perfume and two additional refill vials. Plus, the travel bottle looks insanely chic when you pull it out of your tote or handbag to apply.

Coco Mademoiselle is my go-to fragrance when I want to feel sexy and feminine all day long. It’s a creamy-floral; one that doesn’t smell directly of flowers but is an indescribable blend of luxurious, sophisticated notes. And it’s incredibly long-lasting; if I spray this in my hair, I often catch a hint of it the next day. I wear this when I want to feel strong, powerful, and feminine; it’s no wonder the fragrance’s namesake is Coco Chanel.

Notes:  Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Mimosa, Jasmine, Turkish Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Vetiver, White Musks.

Diptyque Vetyverio

Available Here.

This woody-floral is a beautiful, unisex scent. The blend of fresh, woody vetiver with unexpected, exotic florals creates a fragrance that feels worldly, sexy, and intoxicating. Whenever I wear this, I picture a hidden, secret garden tucked away in wet, woody forest somewhere.

Notes:  Italian Mandarin, Floridian Grapefruit, Indonesian Nutmeg, Egyptian Geranium, Madagascan Ylang-Ylang, Turkish Rose, French Carrot Seed, Vetiver, Virginia Cedar, White Musk.

Chanel No. 5 L’Eau

Available Here.

The intense and powerful Chanel No. 5’s fresher, younger sister. Chanel No. 5 L’Eau is a clean, modern take on the original fragrance that took the world by storm. It’s crisp and cool with just a hint of sexy jasmine. Whenever I put this on, it makes me think of stepping out of a hot evening shower and into cool, white, cotton sheets. Odd description, I know… But I know you can imagine it!

Notes:  Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Neroli, Aldehydes, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Cedar, White Musk. 

Maison Margiela Replica Flower Market

Available Here.

The Replica fragrances are designed to invoke specific memories and moments in time. It’s no surprise this beautiful, crisp floral was created to smell like a Parisian flower market. Each time I spray this perfume, I think of fresh flowers surrounded by greenery, wet petals on the paths between the flower carts, and just-snapped green stems. Flower Market is a fresh-floral fragrance, perfect for spring and summer.

Notes:  Green Leaves, Freesia, Egyptian Jasmine, Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose, Rose de Mai, Peach, Cedar, Oakmoss.

Byredo La Tulipe

Available Here.

This scent is so pure; I recently described it for one of my friends, telling her it’s like smelling the pure essence of tulip. No unnecessary scents here – just crisp, delicate tulip and nothing else. But don’t underestimate its delicate nature for dullness. When I spritz this, I imagine stepping out into a dewy, early morning garden and cutting a basket full of fresh tulips. The fragrance is undeniably feminine and fresh.

Notes:  Freesia, Cyclamen, Rhubarb, Pink Tulip, Vetiver, Green Leaves.



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W by Worth Striped Top + Navy Pants

May 27, 2017

Categories: Fashion

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Sunnies.  Top.  Pants.  Chanel Bag.  Heels.

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I’m sure it’s no secret by now; I tend to be a bit picky, especially when it comes to clothes and accessories. “You’re quite particular,” my husband always says to me with a knowing smile on his face. But why shouldn’t we be particular or picky when it comes to what we purchase?! There are so many brands out there; I don’t think it’s selfish to want the best quality.

And that’s where W by Worth comes in. After a few seasons working with their brand and featuring their products on my site, I’ve learned that I can expect only the best from them. Their beautiful pieces possess classic, timeless tailoring infused with trendier touches like cutouts or bold prints that keep their collections fresh and modern. I’ve found their clothing holds up to frequent wear, both dry cleaning and machine washing, and I never fail to wear one of their pieces without a compliment coming my way on the street. Theirs are the sort of clothes that make you feel beautiful and sexy when you wear them.

To shop from their brand, you can either visit WbyWorth.com or find your local W by Worth stylist here. I personally work with Leigh McMahon in Denver. You can take a peek at one of our personal styling sessions and get her contact information in this post. You can browse a trunk show with Leigh, bring in some of your favorite seasonal accessories to style around (my personal favorite option), or even schedule a time for Leigh to come to your home and help choose some pieces to fill in any gaps you have your closet.

In this look I’m wearing their new Trapeze Halter in Optic White Heat Red. The top is made from a soft cotton that’s breezy and has a delicate little cutout underneath a wrapped-neckline detail. I think it would look gorgeous paired with their white tweed jacket. I’m also wearing W by Worth’s Tech Luna Pant, literally the most flattering and comfortable pant I’ve ever worn. I love the length of this pant because they’re short enough to show off some great shoes, but not too short to wear to the office.

Fit Details:  One thing I love about W by Worth is the fact they use beautiful, high quality fabrics. Guess what? High quality fabrics hang beautifully on the body and make you look leaner; it’s a fact. Both the halter top and pants are incredibly flattering and comfortable to wear. My advice is to follow the W by Worth size guide and if you’re in between measurements, go one size down as their items tend to run a bit bigger.


 

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

May 25, 2017

Categories: Fashion

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1 – Gold Chandelier Earrings.  2 – Pearl Drop Earrings.  3 – Sparkly Stone Ring.  4 – Blush Pink Watch.  5 – Tan Tassel Bag.  6 – Pink Shearling Pillow.  7 – Toast Rack.  8 – Monogram Turkish Cotton Throw.  9 – Cat Eye Sunnies.  10 – Triple Stone Pink Ring.  11 – French Sweatshirt.  12 – Hello Sailor Tee.  13 – Pink Hunter Boots.  14 – Wow Pink-Lilac Clutch.  15 – Blue Chloé Bag.  16 – Pink Leather Crossbody Bag.  17 – Powder Blue-Grey Heels.  18 – Blush Pink Block Heels.  19 – Blue Espadrille Wedges.  20 – Wraparound Flat Sandal.  21 – Pink Espadrille Mules.  22 – Pom Pom Straw Bag.  23 – Stripe Midi Wrap Dress.  24 – Cream and Black Dress.  25 – Pink Eyelet Midi Dress.  26 – White Tie-Front Midi Dress.

 


Save up to 40% now through June 4th by shopping the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale. Some of the categories on sale? Women, Men, Kids, Home, Beauty, and my personal favorite… Handbags and Accessories. I’ve gone through each and every page of the sale and have curated my top picks in the collage above.

Now is the perfect time to pick up that special gift for someone or treat yourself to something you’ve had your eye on. I’ve also included some lovely dresses for all your events coming up this summer. If you’re shopping the sale, I’d love to hear the items that made it into your cart!

Happy Weekend!



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Graduation Outfit Idea

May 22, 2017

Categories: Fashion

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Sunnies.  Dress.  Necklace.  2017 Token Pendant.  Perfume.  Clutch.  Shoes.


After three graduations (not counting preschool – why do they do that anyway?) I’ve perfected the art of dressing for matriculation. Read below for my best tips on graduation dressing and why I chose each piece in the collage above.

  • One, choose a dress that doesn’t have too much fabric to make you warm under those awful polyester robes but isn’t too short to give the front row a show when you walk across the stage. This dress is classic, tasteful, and perfect for both graduation and celebratory events after with friends and family.
  • Two, apply a light and classic fragrance that won’t overwhelm your seatmates. Graduations are long, closely-packed affairs that tend to be a bit warm. This fragrance is a soft, feminine blend of rose, peony, and jasmine. It smells fresh, elegant, and has just a hint of subtle sexiness.
  • Three, don’t forget to tuck your essentials into a clutch and hand it to  a friend or family member to hold for you until after the ceremony is over. I brought powder, oil-blotting sheets, lipstick, and my cell phone in mine. You don’t want to miss out on all those congratulatory texts and photo opportunities while you’re celebrating post-hat-toss! I love the sea blue color of this suede fringe clutch and its particularly fun detachable, swingy tassel.
  • Four, incorporate some piece of meaningful jewelry. This gold-plated token and 18″ chain necklace make for a beautiful graduation gift. In Britain, the practice of giving a loved one an engraved coin goes back for over 400 years. For you Anglophiles, this particular token is the exact weight of a British pound coin. And although this one depicts ‘MMXVII’ (2017 in Roman numerals) instead of Queen Elizabeth, it makes for a memorable, meaningful graduation gift.
  • Lastly, don’t make the same mistake I did and wear uncomfortable shoes! There’s nothing worse than your feet being in pain through an hours-long ceremony, photos afterward, and family functions or celebrations that can last long into the night. I never witnessed anyone tripping or falling across the stage at my own graduations, but I can imagine that would be awful. These flats are beautifully made by one of my favorite shoe designers. The color is stunning and they tie securely around the ankle; completely trip-proof!



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