In celebration of Brittany being home in Seattle for the weekend, I'm finally sharing our looks from when we saw Taylor Swift at the Rose Bowl! The concert was one of the best nights I've had in a long time, from walking to the venue to being only a few feet from the B-Stage while Taylor sang All Too Well.
Our matching outfits were only semi-intentional but I love how they complimented each other. Unfortunately most of the items are sold out now, but I've linked similar items below:
As for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that's going on right now, I found tons of cute pieces this season! I definitely had to hold myself accountable with my budget, (especially following my weekend at Disneyland) but I made sure to still treat myself a bit. Even shopping online, the sale reminded me of the iconic shoe fight in the Hannah Montana movie ?Items were disappearing out of my cart as I shopped but I was able to snag a couple of my faves, including these shoes, and this dress!
Be sure to check out some other great deals I considered below, but if you're planning to purchase anything you'll definitely need to act fast!
Tops and Dresses
Pants and Skirts
Accessories and Beauty
Is there anything more exciting than receiving mail??? Honestly, probably not. I'm not sure if the love for snail mail is just another side affect of millennial nostalgia, but either way I'm 100% here for it - especially when it means getting a big box of goodies every season.
As you may have seen on instagram, I signed up for the FabFitFun subscription this spring. I've received other subscription boxes in the past, but was drawn to the variety in FabFitFun, as well as the value. The products are often full size, and you're guaranteed to get waaaay more than you spend. This month's box was valued at over $330!
I'm not always the best with surprises, and wanted to make sure I liked everything I received, so I decided to go with a "select" membership. By paying for a 1 year subscription up front, I'm able to customize my box with my preference for things like this month's beauty products!
The summer box is super fun, and I can't wait to try all of the products. I've already started doing a couple of my Orange Theory workouts from home using the resistance band, and am dying to find an excuse to break in my colorful new towel.
The other products I received in this box are
If you're interested in trying out FabFitFun for the first time, click here and use code "EPIC" for $10 off you're first box!
This week I'm really excited, because I am partnering with Bird + Stone to style a few pieces from their line of "jewelry with impact". Bird + Stone not only makes super cute accessories, but also focuses on building a world with gender equality. All of the pieces are ethically manufactured in New York, and each purchase gives back to a cause that supports their mission of female empowerment!
My favorite piece from their collection, is my "The Future is Female" cuff, which gives 10% of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood in order to fund preventative health and family planning services. Planned Parenthood also provides cancer screenings and sex education. As a PP donor and volunteer, I love being able to give continued support when I shop.
I also love this "Dream Builder" cuff, which funds micro-loans and financial training for women who struggle from poverty in rural Kenya. Bird + Stone helps these women start businesses and build their dreams.
In honor of this collaboration, I've decided to share some books about strong women that have empowered me!
Be sure to let me know if you read any of these books, and what you think! Also leave a comment if you have any suggestions for other books or resources that you've enjoyed, I'm always looking for a new read!
Thank you to Bird + Stone for partnering with me on this post! I received the jewelry at no cost, in exchange for this collaboration. You can learn more about the company and how they give back to the community on their site. As an added bonus, when you share your bracelet on Instagram, Bird + Stone doubles the donation to 20%!
Can you believe Valentine's Day is less than a month away?
Gift giving for Valentine's Day is always a struggle for me because our anniversary, Christmas, and birthdays are also in the same 4 month span. I always run out of ideas by the time February rolls around, so I was really excited to discover these gorgeous wooden watches from Jord. Finding something that balances romantic with practical isn't easy, but Jord definitely nails it with their new twist on a classic gift.
Looking at other men's watches I was disappointed to find that the majority of them were pretty flashy, with metal bands or busy faces. That's definitely not a style I could convince Tyler to wear, since he typically leans towards a more laid back look. In fact, I had previously bought him a FitBit, which he had also deemed too over-the-top for everyday wear. When we browsed Jord's selection together, Tyler was excited about the simpler designs, especially the Frankie which is what I ended up getting him in Ebony & Gold.
While I wasn't able to surprise Ty with the watch itself (I'm horrible at keeping secrets and I wanted his input on which design/wood type he liked the most), there was still plenty to surprise him with once it arrived. The packaging alone was really cool, since the watch comes in a padded wood box with a lid and drawer to store the cleaning wipe in! But my favorite part was definitely the back of the watch, where I was able to have a message engraved in the wood. Being able to personalize it with the special way I always say "I love you" is really what made a sentimental gift that we could both appreciate for a long time.
Now that he finally has a watch that isn't too glitzy for his taste, Tyler has loved wearing one. The dark wood is masculine without feeling bulky, and goes with everything in his closet. I like the matte appearance as opposed to shinier metals, and he likes that it feels lightweight on his wrist. The only thing missing is a watch for me! After seeing how much he loves his, I told him to add one to my wish list as well.
Click here to enter to win $100 towards a Jord watch for your loved one (or treat yourself this Valentine's Day - I won't tell). One lucky entry will win, but all entries will receive a coupon for 10% off your next purchase. Good luck!
Thank you to Jord for collaborating on this post! The watch was provided at no cost, in exchange for my review. However, I only partner with companies I genuinely like, both in service and in quality - Jord is exceptional in both. All opinions shared in this post are my own (and Tylers)!
Whether you prefer smaller patterns, or something more bold, wearing polka dots is one of the best ways to add some fun to your look. In honor of National Polka Dot Day (January 22nd) I'm sharing one of my go-to dotted pieces from my closet as well as 12 great pieces you can buy online!
I bought this cardigan from Forever 21 a few years ago, and I've worn it over and over since. The large dots are more of a statement than what you might usually find on a cardigan, which makes it the perfect choice for a variety of situations. I love how it looks over this hot pink peplum, paired with my favorite oxfords and jeans, but I've also worn it to brunch over a red dress. Since it's black and white it goes with just about everything, and doesn't feel too loud even when worn with a brighter color.
Unfortunately since I bought this cozy cardigan so long ago, I wasn't able to find a similar one to share. Luckily there is no shortage of polka dots out there, so be sure to check out these cute pieces:
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