The other morning I bumped into a friend on my morning walk. She said “I have a challenge for you, can you find me a boho skirt that’s not $200?” Of course I love a challenge, and went right home to do some research. I found an almost identical Spell & Gypsy skirt she wanted for $22 here (runs small size up). Also on her wish list was affordable cotton tee’s. I went to Everlane and found organic cotton tee’s (size down) for $13. Everlane is running an entire site wide sale, 25% off all inventory (ends today)! Shop the sale here. Also affordable is this puff sleeve tee, and white cotton tunic dress from H&M (below). All perfect for at home lounging. Hope everyone stays safe, and has a great weekend!
The shoes that are getting the most traction in my house are my ever so comfy Birkenstocks. I switch between my shearling clogs and my Arizona sandals. When I was browsing at Goop I came across these dusty rose Boston clogs (more sizing here & here) and Arizona sandals. If you prefer the white ones that Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing below you can find them here. Also new in the Birk world are the Birkenstock 1774’s that just launched at Matches Fashion (here). Each pair has a tone on tone sole. If the soft foot bed is your thing Nordstrom has several fun colors here.
Anything that takes me from morning to night is a GO during quarantine! Case in point this quilted Ulla Johnson jacket. I have been wearing a similar quilted version from Ellies & Ivy that I got on my trip to Copenhagen last year. Some more affordable options include this, this, and this by Natalie Martin. For a belted utility look try this & Other stories or this H&M jacket. Mother just got in several new Natalie Martin dresses check them out here, and FRWD is running a 20% off the entire site shop it here.
Yesterday when I went to the mailbox there was a cheerful J. Crew spring catalog waiting for me. It reminded me of when I was in high school, and I would get so excited for the J. Crew catalogs to arrive. I would spend hours looking at catalog circling my choices. Below are some new arrival highlights. Take advantage of J. Crew‘s sale, 40% off full priced items, and 50% off sale.
Just like Sylvana Ward I’ve been wearing my fleece jacket around the house and on my morning walks to stay cozy warm. Her cute Anine Bing just so happens to be on sale here along with the Sierra pullover here and here. I have been rotating between my Patagonia Synchilla and my Donni leaopard pullover (also on sale). Also on the radar is this new Alo Stadium Zip hoodie that arrived at Nordstorm.
Yesterday marked the 2 year anniversary of my first blog post (Spring Break Swag). It has been a fun two years learning, being creative, and doing something that I love. This has not been a typical week by any means but there are definitely some take-aways. Monday morning I got up early and made it to the grocery store by 7:00 am. I was rushing and a bit panicked trying to get whatever I could at the store. When I walked out of the store I just wanted to get in the car and get out of there as fast as I could. A women in the parking lot rolled down her window, and asked if I could take a picture of the beautiful rainbow and send it to her. She said she didn’t have her phone because she was in such a rush to get out of the house and get groceries. We both took a moment to stop and gaze up at the rainbow which I wouldn’t have done if she hadn’t stopped me. We exchanged numbers and texts and both stopped to enjoy something beautiful in this very stressful time. This week I have stopped and taken time to appreciate the little things I might not have done a week or two ago.
Now onto some fashion….
SALE ALERT!Nordstrom Rack is offering 20% off sitewide. I picked up several L Space bathing suits for the girls (also found this cute tweed blazer). Lots of great deals to be had at J. Crew including my favorite PJ Set (whole site is up to 35% off). Lastly, I was doing some home essential shopping at Target and got the softest sports bra that was only $12.99. That’s a wrap for the week!
The hoodie & jogger set is currently a big trend. Grace from The Stripe was wearing an affordable one from Amazon hoodie & jogger. Jennifer Meyer was sporting a more upscale version from Danzy hoodie & jogger. Target has a tie dye cost friendly version here & here. Lastly, Reformation’s version here & here.
Happy Hump Day! This hasn’t been a typical week. The kids started remote schooling so we have somewhat of a schedule now. I have been trying to exercise each day, long walks, at home yoga classes, and a lot of cooking. Yesterday I made a point to get out of my workout clothes and get dressed for the day. It felt really good to get ready even if I was just going to run a couple errands.
I asked my instagram followers what they would like to see on my blog. The results were a mix of fashion and food so that’s what I will continue to do.
You all know how much I love Leatherology. They make quality accessories for a great price, and I can’t resist a handprinted monogram. Leatherology just sent me the new mini Elizabeth bucket bag. It’s really lightweight with a ton of space inside. It has an interior hook to hold your keys, magnetic closure, and three straps to choose from. It’s a beautiful bag for the price…LOVE!
SALE ALERT!Nordstrom is offering 25% off site wide. Somethings to check out are my favorite Alo workout pants, Aviator Nation sweats, and sweatshirt. Shop the whole site wide sale here.