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Nordstrom Sale – What to Get

I LOOOVE that you guys gave me ideas on IG as to what you wanted to see from the big old Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. And as I said over on stories, I have a bit of #NSale fatigue this year. And it seems about half of you do too.

It may just be that I have summer brain (aka vacation) and a bit there is so much noise out there regarding this sale (sensory overload, like every blogger and their brother, and mother are talking and posting about it – so it feels saturated)

So my thought is this… to keep it short and sweet. And well organized so it is easy to shop.

I’m organizing my picks into 3 categories.

-CLASSICS –  Items I already own, love and stock up on at the sale
-TRY ON SESH – Items I saw in person and tried on
-Fall 2019 “trendy” pieces to add
If you want the low down on men, beauty, etc just let me know – I saw some good things but seriously don’t want to overwhelm.

Old Navy?!? Really, YES!!

Full disclosure. I have not shopped at Old Navy in years. When my kids were little it was my goto for them.  Stylish but affordable pieces they could wear and if they ruined it (which they usually did) I wasn’t dying inside.

But this week I popped into my local Old Navy pick up some fresh t-shirts and tank tops. I feel like those need to get replaced every year or so, and I heard the Old Navy lux line was amazing and under $10 a shirt, so definitely worth a stop.

Color me Surprised!! Really Good Stuff

Go Old Navy, Go!! When I started looking for the t-shirts, I kept being drawn to dresses, and jackets and linen tops and sweaters and even exercise clothes. They were all good, like really good! Better quality and hand than it looks from when I’ve browsed online. And very, very wallet friendly prices too.

There was so much goodness, that I didn’t have time to try it all on. I had only planned to stop in a pick up some t-shirts. So in the interest of time, and research for all of you I decided to take it all home and do a big ol try on session.

Everything I picked did not look fabulous on. But, at the end of the day, there was more good than bad and certainly more good than I would have ever expected.

A Raincoat Can be Chic

Rain, rain GO AWAY! I don’t want to have to wear a raincoat AGAIN!!!  Is it just me or does it feel like it’s been raining FOREVER! Mother nature get your sh*t together already!

As if the idea of putting on a raincoat isn’t bad enough… to then feel like the Gordon’s Fisherman when wearing it, is just too much to bear. While I sincerely hope we won’t need to wear our raincoats much longer, I do know that we seem to need these classic pieces in our wardrobes year after year.

If we can’t control the weather at least we can control how we respond to the crappy weather. And IMHO looking chic is the best revenge. And there are some surprisingly good looking raincoats out there right now.

Raincoats I LOVE…

The Key to a Great Father’s Day Gift…

Father’s Day is less than a week away, and some dads can be harder than others to shop for. We love and appreciate our dads and husbands. But sometimes, they can be a pain in the tush to shop for.

Contrary to popular belief, shopping for Father’s Day isn’t all about golf equipment and grilling tools…even though some of it certainly is. The key to a great Father’s Day gift? Getting him something that you know he really wants, but that he wouldn’t typically buy for himself.

So we surfed the web and found Father’s Day gifts for all those loveable but hard to buy for guys.

Gifts to get Mom for Mother’s Day

Here’s the deal…For moms, Mother’s Day is not about the gifts BUT, in all honesty, we moms still want gifts… That’s the truth. We want to know you thought about us and made a real and actual effort to go to a store or website and buy something. And wrap it.  And get a card. Handmade is nice (especially if the kids are little). But husbands and kids if you’re old enough to read this, please know, this is a time to spend some actual money or the gift card you got from Grandma for your birthday and haven’t used yet, to go out and BUY YOUR MOTHER A GIFT! Show her you appreciate all she does for you in a purely selfless and slightly materialistic way.

I’m just telling you what moms think and feel but won’t say out loud.

It doesn’t need to be an expensive gift but it should be thoughtful, and not just candy bought at the drugstore on the way to brunch, got it??? 

Sephora Sale – Now’s the time to Stock up and SAVE

Sephora is having a BIG sale! TRUE FACT – Makeup rarely goes on sale at your local beauty counter. But, this week, NOW THRU MAY 6, at Sephora it does!  Yeah, you might get a freebie from your beauty counter to stack in the back of your drawer. Or, maybe a pretty bag that you end up giving to your kids or grandkids, but do you actually really use the stuff? We vote NO because 9 times out of 10, those are the bags we recommend a client donate when we do a closet cleanse. So now’s the time to take advantage of an actual sale at Sephora. And save on products you’ll use.

How it Works…

What’s eShakti?

Honestly, when eShakti first reached out to me I thought it had to be a scam, like one of those too good to be true things that can’t actually be legit. But thankfully, my skepticism was overpowered by my intrigue (and love of clothes) and I took the plunge and customized a dress for myself.

But first, let’s back up and discuss what eShakti is anyway… it’s a revolutionary concept in women’s clothing – they make clothes to a customers’ height, size and style preferences at an affordable price and deliver it in 13-17 days. It’s not bespoke or couture but it is customized by YOU, for YOU.

Exactly how is it customized?

What do I mean by customized? I mean you love a dress but it’s shown sleeveless and you don’t like your arms, or for modesty reasons you cover your arms, you can make that dress with sleeves, voila! You can make the dress, longer or shorter, and you can make the neck, v neck or boat neck or crew neck, whatever is the most flattering for you. eShakti can do that!

If you’re short-waisted or long waisted or your top and bottom are different sizes so finding dresses has been a lifelong challenge,  eShakti IS THE SITE FOR YOU!

AND, they size 00 – 36W so literally EVERYONE can find their fit!!

It’s good in theory AND in reality…

Rothy’s is for Everyone

Rothy’s is THE shoe! It has literally been on every single shopping list for every client we’ve seen the last month. If we’ve seen 20 clients it’s been on 20 lists. Okay, in all honesty, 22 lists because Rothy’s is on our own list, too. We’ve recommended them to teachers who stand all day long, to doctors, and lawyers, too. We’ve added them to lists for young moms on the run, and to our retired ladies lists. So when we say they are for everyone, we literally mean for everyone. Even Meghan Markle has traded in her heels for these bad boys. Oh, and they come in kid sizes (sneakers and loafers), so if you have a little one in your life or teeny tiny feet, big score for you. 

This shoe is The Shoe! 

So what in the hoo-ha are Rothy’s?
They’re the shoes you’ve probably seen on a Facebook ad and wondered about – and the good news is they’re worth trying!  Here’s why…

Loungewear and good ole’ pajamas.

What can we say, everyone needs a little loungewear in their life. Or, depending on the kind of homebody you are, maybe you need a lot. It’s been at the forefront of our minds lately too. If you follow Insta-stories, you’ve seen it’s the first thing Hallie does when she gets home from a long day. She throws off her street clothes and puts on the cozy loungewear.  And, Elana has been stuck at home for a few weeks with a bad back, so pajamas have become her new uniform.  And really, who doesn’t love a Sunday in cozy pajamas or loungewear! The days where you get to drink coffee in bed and might not brush your teeth until noon. Those are the days that call for the good stuff.

Scenarios for why having good loungewear on hand is a good idea…

-The Fed-Ex man shows up at your door in the morning. You don’t want to turn 50 shades of red out of embarrassment for what you might or might not have on.

-Your teenage children have friends sleep over. Wearing a decent pair of pajamas or loungewear won’t mortify you or them if asked to make pancakes at the last minute.

-Driving carpool in the morning. What if you get pulled over in ratty old jammies? Yikes! Wearing the good stuff is a much better idea than driving in those old holey t-shirts and bottoms.

-Unannounced visits from friends when you haven’t gotten totally dressed.