I hope you guys aren’t tired of hearing about the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet because it officially opens up to the public today! And that means things are going to sell out even faster. The #NSale is no doubt one of the biggest fashion events of the year with major mark downs on new fall arrivals. I’ve already stocked up on all of my favorites! Many of the items I purchased and predicted would sell out quick are no longer available. However, there is still a lot to sort through. I wanted to go ahead and round up the best items that are still in stock with lots of sizing available for those of you who haven’t had a chance to shop the sale.
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Cardigans on Sale
I always stock up on cardigans during anniversary sale! Although you may not need one now, you’ll wish you had plenty to rifle through come fall. There are so many great pieces still in stock whether you love a lightweight wrap or a chunky knit. I can’t believe this Leith long cardigan is still in stock – it’s under $50 such high quality!
Denim on Sale
Denim is one of those pieces that you can create endless outfit combinations with. Now’s the time to scoop up as many pairs as you can while they’re on sale. I scooped up these from Articles of Society and they are still in stock and under $50.
If you’re more about pieces you can wear now, then there are plenty of dresses you can wear through the end of summer and transition to fall with a moto jacket and boots. Nordstrom’s best-selling lace midi dress in still in stock – it’s universally flattering on everyone!
Shoes on Sale
If there’s only one thing to stock up on during the sale, it’s shoes. These Sam Edelman knee boots are one of my favorites and I thought they’d sell out already, but you’re in luck because Nordstrom still has a full size run left! Don’t forget about these Adidas sneakers for off-duty wear and OTK boots for moments when you’re not in the mood for pants! This is one of the FEW times you will see Stuart Weitzman on sale!
The #NSale isn’t only an opportunity for new clothes but home goods too! I love a good candle and always make sure to pick up a new set of Diptyque, or Jo Malone. Everyone always goes crazy over the Barefoot Dreams blankets, and even though the animal print styles are now sold out, you can still grab a solid blanket that make great gift ideas!
Giving away some major beauty sale picks in today’s post!
To see the exact items head to @apinchoflovely on IG and watch the GIVEAWAY highlight!
Today is basically Cyber Monday in July! There are SO many big sales happening across the internet right now, and even I am feeling overwhelmed. Amazon Prime Day, Target Deal Days, Walmart’s The Big Save… and MORE. I’ve been working away all morning to try to identify which sales are worth looking into – from home, beauty, clothing and tech. See what I found below along with a full retailer list with the biggest savings in RED. What Amazon Prime Day deals are you shopping for?
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This sale can be overwhelming to navigate because there is SO much good stuff. I went on ahead and narrowed down the key pieces you should buy now. All links and details are listed below.
Remember to shop fast y’all if there’s something that you absolutely want. After shopping in-store, there are already things that sold out! Last year, several things sold out SO fast – and they never restocked them.
Click on the collages below to shop the exact items.
My Top Sale Picks
DRESSES | There are so many versatile dresses that you can wear during the remaining summer months and rework into fall outfits. I picked the leopard print midi dress above that looks perfect with both sandals and with boots!
LONG SLEEVE TOPS | Classic long sleeve tops, whether it’s a henley or a sweater, are always at the top of my shopping list. Plus, there are so many great layering pieces in this year’s sale that can easily be taken from the office to drinks.
TEES & T-SHIRTS | Even if you aren’t planning on stocking up on much during the sale, you should pick up a few closet staples you can wear forever. I recommend picking up long-sleeve tees andt-shirts that you can score at a steep discount.
ACCESSORIES | The easiest way to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall is with accessories. Wide waist belts and structured bags are on trends on sale this year, while wide brim hats are always the perfect fall accessory for hiding not-so-perfect hair days.
Shoes on Sale
The one department I always hit up first is shoes, so I rounded up my favorite picks from booties to flats and tall boots. Leopard print and western-inspired boots are going to HUGE this fall, and this is the perfect opportunity to try out the trend. If you spot a pair you like, don’t wait to snatch it up because I’m sure they’re going sell out quick. Over-the-knee boots were one of my personal favorite buys last season, and there are so many great styles included in this year’s sale!
Fall Essentials on Sale
This is the best time of year to take advantage of fall essentials that are priced higher than other categories such as cardigans, outerwear and accessories. Here are my favorites:
CARDIGANS | The item you’ll reach for the most this fall is no doubt a cardigan. I’m obsessed with chunky knits and lightweight styles, which are perfect when we’re in between seasons. I keep them on repeat throughout fall and look forward to styling them in various ways. This year’s sale includes plenty of affordable styles you can stock up on from BP, Barefoot Dreams, and Leith.
FEMININE CAMIS | Silk and lace camis are a closet staple and these are such a great buy! You can wear them now with distressed jeans or cutoff shorts and layer them underneath a cozy cardigan later. Whether you wear them dressed up or down, they always look great for the office, weekend wear, or date nights.
DENIM ON SALE | Y’all know that I’m a sucker for a good pair of jeans and the denim selection this year does not disappoint. There are so many amazing styles from cropped skinnies to distressed jeans. Although you can never go wrong with the classics (think high-waisted styles and a great pair of skinnies), I have a feeling exposed button jeans are going to be everywhere this upcoming season. Plus, it’s not often that you can score designer jeans on sale – especially from brands like Frame and Paige. If you’re on a budget, I also love Madwell!
I can’t believe the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 is just days away! It’s one of my favorite sales of the year to stock up on high-quality basics, fall footwear, and beauty essentials that I can use through the end of the year. Since Nordstrom releases all of their brand new fall arrivals during this event, you’ll be able to shop some of the biggest trends of the upcoming season and score huge savings in the process. Click here to view the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 catalog!
I always round up my favorite picks and purchases on the blog (see last year’s posts here and here), but make sure you follow along on Instagram and follow me on liketoknow.it, so you don’t miss a beat!
Scroll ahead for everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
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WHEN to Shop the Sale
If you aren’t already signed up for any of these, I recommend doing so HERE since a lot of items will be already be sold out by the time the sale opens to the public.
The 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be open for EVERYONE to shop from July 19 through August 4, 2019. Prices will return to full price on August 5.
WHAT to Shop For
SHOES | Some of the pieces I recommend looking out for are shoes, especially boots. It may seem early to start thinking about your fall footwear, but I recommend looking ahead if you can snag a great deal. Boots never go on sale pre-fall and sizes run out fast, so I always shop the shoe section first! For last year’s shoe picks, refer back to this post.
JEANS | I also recommend thinking about the pieces you wear most so you can grab them now and wear them later. Fall fashion is all about easy, effortless style, so I’m always on the hunt for my next favorite pair of jeans. THIS is your opportunity to score your go-to fall designer denim on sale.
BASICS | You can’t go wrong with layering pieces like cardigans, long sleeve tops, and tees and t-shirts. I’ll be tossing a ton of easy everyday tops in my cart this year for my days at home with Bennett.
DRESSES | The sale also includes tons of day dresses that you can put to use now with your summer sandals and pair later with booties, OTK boots and moto jackets. Keep your eye out for those with animal print.
BEAUTY | However, you can’t shop the sale without scooping up your favorite beauty products. This is really the best time to stock up on your favorite hair and makeup brands. They will be offering special sets and pricing that only happens once a year.
BEST-SELLING BRANDS YEAR-AFTER-YEAR
While tons of brands will go on sale during this event, there are a few that always fly off the shelves first, which also happen to be some of my favorites. Keep an eye out for these best-selling brands:
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE SALE
I recommend making purchases online so you can avoid the crowds and find your exact size without the hassle. If you want your items immediately, you can set the check out option to “Pick Up In Store” – or have your items delivered to you curbside.
Remember that you automatically earn free Nordstrom dollars to use towards purchases whenever you make a purchase in-store or online (including at Nordstrom Rack). Take advantage of this opportunity to earn some cash for future purchases.
If you are just applying for a card, you can use it to shop online or in stores instantly as long as you’re approved. You do NOT need to have the physical card to shop the event.
Stay tuned for everything I’m picking up from the sale!
In the meantime, you can check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 catalog HERE AND sign up for a card HERE!
You know the drill – a holiday week always means holiday sales! So I’ve tried to round up the best of the best offers across this internet right now on everything from clothing to home decor. And there are some REALLY good home decor deals right now guys! So without further adieu, here are the 4th of July sales you need to know about!
Most of my outfit blog posts focus on new trends or items worn outside of the house. But lately, I’ve been spending a lot more time INSIDE with Bennett. (Especially with this summer heat.) Jockey has quickly become one of my go-to brands for quality basics that are perfect for everyday loungewear and activewear. In fact, I wear them so often you’ve probably already seen most of the pieces in today’s blog post and you didn’t even know it… I wear my Jockey on IG Stories and sprinkled into blog posts all the time! Sharing a collage of the newest and best basics for summer, and I’m flashing back to a few of my favorite photos from the last six months that include Jockey!
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Something that I will tell every new mom – the hardest part does not happen in the hospital. No no, by far the most difficult part of being a new mom is successfully taking care of a newborn in a zombie-like, sleepless state with craziest hormones you’ve ever experienced. It’s a wild ride especially after going weeks with two middle of the night feedings and no REM sleep. There are a lot of moments of helplessness and loneliness, and I often felt discouraged and overwhelmed. Will I ever sleep again? I wasn’t sure how it was going to happen, but I was determined to get sleep as a new mom. It took educating myself and a little mom intuition to get there, but we made it happy before Benentt hit three months old. See how we were able to get Bennett sleeping through the night with the newborn sleep tips in the full post.
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1. Create a Schedule
From the very beginning, I knew that I wanted to use a daily feeding and sleep schedule, and I was prepared to stick to it. I read both Babywise and Moms on Call after two of my close friends had success with the suggested newborn schedules in those books. We have been using the Moms on Call feeding and sleeping schedule since we got home from the hospital, and I refer to this book religiously when I have any questions on feeding or sleeping. It does require dedication, and I stuck to the routine almost exactly for the the first two months. Bennett has gotten to the point where he can basically predict when it’s time to wake up from his naps!
2. Stimulation Before Night Time Routine
Before we start his nightly routine, we try to make sure that he has exerted enough energy to be tired. This usually means tummy time or interacting with him on his play mat. Anything that encourages him to be active rather than just sitting in a bouncy seat or in lounger will mean he’s going to go down more easily at bed time.
3. Create a Calming Night Time Routine
We created a soothing bedtime routine for Bennett, and we do it every single night. Our routine goes as follows:
Activity Time – Bath Time – Feeding – Soothing Time
We started bath time almost immediately every single night as a signal that it’s time for bed. It also helped him get used to water and being wet. By the time we moved him from the sink to the tub, he LOVED bath time which makes our nightly routine very calming and enjoyable for him now. During bath time, we put on the heater, the least bright bathroom light, and play calming music. (Highly recommend Disney Lullabies station on Spotify.) During bath time, we try not to have on any bright lights or loud television noises going on in the house. This way everything is calm as we walk him from the bathroom to his room.
In the beginning, we used this flower bath pad in the sink and now use it as a changing pad in the bathroom. We lay his hooded towel down on top of it, and that’s where we dry him off and put on his pajamas. We do this in the bathroom with the lights on because once we go into the nursery, all the lights will be off.
White Noise Only + Cool Temperature
We do the very last feeding of the day in his nursery with the lights off and his white noise machine on. The only light is his Hatch light on the lowest setting. We also turn down the temperature in the house so that he will be nice and cozy warm in his swaddle/sleepsuit.
4. Try Out Different Swaddles
Cannot recommend enough the importance of trying different swaddles. I literally registered for every single kind of swaddle out there! (See my FULL Amazon registry post here.) What works for one baby is not going to work for all babies! We had to try several different ones before we found the ONE swaddle (SwaddleMe) that worked for Bennett, and even then, he hated being swaddled. He would kick and swing his way out of even the velcro ones. Once he reached the weight minimum, we moved him to the Magic Merlin sleepsuit, and it has been a miracle product for us. He loves being able to move his legs and arms around.
After feeding and burping him, I put him in his sleepsuit and then give him a little bit more to eat. Once he is in the suit, that little bit of extra milk puts him OUT like a light. And if not immediately out, I’ll rock him a little bit longer to soothe him.
5. Solve Baby Tummy Issues
I did an in-depth post on our decision to use baby probiotics, but ultimately consult your pediatrician. And if you still have questions after reading this post, feel free to email me! Solving Bennett’s tummy and gut issues sped up his ability to sleep through the night. We started probiotics at two months and will be using it until six months.
6. Pick Up Cues
Is he crying because he is actually hungry? Or crying because he woke up naturally between sleep patterns?
This was actually something that Jordan discovered when I went out of town which then immediately led to Bennett sleeping through the night at 11 weeks. I had been getting up with Bennett every night for that middle of the night feeding, I just assumed that he was crying because he was hungry. So while mom was out of town, Dad popped the pacifier in his mouth instead of immediately feeding him. And guess what, he fell back asleep and didn’t wake up again until 6 am. He wasn’t hungry. I kicked myself because both books said this would happen, but I didn’t realize it would be so fast! So since then, we have dropped the middle of the night feeding. If he wakes up and cries, we give him his pacifier. Nine times out of ten, he goes back to sleep only to wake back up in the morning.
Setting babies on a schedule WORKS, y’all, but you have to be diligent and patient with it. It’s not only helpful for babies to be able to anticipate what’s next, it also prevents day/night confusion. Once they get into the rhythm you set for them, they adjust and adapt to it!
That’s it! Those are all the steps that we took to start sleeping through the night. If you have any questions at all, feel free to to email me or reach out on Instagram!
July 4th is only a few weeks away and even if you don’t have any concrete plans at the moment, you can always get those outfits ready. From updated stripes to florals prints, below are some festive outfit ideas you can try during the holiday, and continue to wear all summer long. Personally, I’m a fan of the classic red, white, and blue color palette, but you can’t go wrong with less cliché options that function as a swimsuit cover up. Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram for more summer-inspired looks and try-ons throughout the week!
What do you have planned for the 4th?
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Ps. For affordable summer outfit ideas, check out my post here – everything is under $40!
I’m sure you know how important probiotics are for everyone, but did you know that they’re also important for babies? I’ve been learning how critical baby gut health is from birth through the first 6 months especially for proper immune and metabolic development. I honestly wasn’t super aware of baby probiotics until recently when I began researching formula and how different types can affect gas, fussiness and trouble sleeping. (We have been supplementing my low supply – we are now on our third kind trying to find one that agrees with Bennett’s tummy!) I wanted to put this post together to share some of the interesting things I’ve learned about using a baby probiotic as well as my experience with Evivo.
If you are interested in trying Evivo for your little one, they are offering a few discounts!
Since Bennett’s birth, we’ve encountered many sleepless nights, which mostly seem related to tummy issues. From low supply to supplementing formula and constantly switching formulas to find the right one, nothing seemed to work. He would wake up in the middle of the night straining like he was in pain, and during the day he was constantly full of gas bubbles. After hearing about Evivo, I decided to introduce a baby probiotic to help with the tummy issues during the day – and to help Bennett sleep for longer stretches.
Evivo is a probiotic specifically formulated to partner with your breastmilk – and it’s the only clinically proven baby probiotic to help restore the good bacteria, B. infantis, while reducing bad bacteria. It also makes it harder for bad bacteria to take over. This good bacteria is typically transferred from mom to baby at birth, but that’s not always the case. Recent studies have proven that 9 out of 10 babies are no longer born with B. infantis. Without it, bad gut bacteria can easily flourish – and too much of it is known to puts kids at a higher risk for autoimmune and metabolic issues like colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity.
It’s super simple to give Bennett a dose of Evivo every day. I’ll mix it in with 3 ml of breastmilk and serve it to him with the mixing bowl and syringe supplied. I’ll give it to him before a breastmilk bottle. (Even during the four days we were in the hospital, I had to start pumping because of low supply. Pumping allowed me to get a better idea of my supply amount and how much I could provide per feeding – full post on that to come.)
I know every mama wants her child to have the best start and gut health is something that can be easily overlooked as a reason for fussiness and gas. Good bacteria and a happy tummy go hand-in-hand, which is why a probiotic made sense for us. I made the choice of adding Evivo to Bennett’s daily regimen to help support his issues like reflux and gas, but I’m hopeful it’s also going to boost his immune system and metabolism in the long run.
Have you tried probiotics for babies? I’d love to hear your experience.
This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Evivo. As always, all product recommendations, styling, and text are all mine.
It’s hard to pick up a fashion magazine or look at your favorite blogs without seeing this summer’s big NEON color obsession. There’s no denying that neon is back, but if you’re like me, you’re probably apprehensive about how to wear it. I tend to lean into rosy hues that compliment my complexion, so while I’m likely not going to rock a full neon ensemble, there are ways to tie in those electric tones. One easy way to wear a neon lip color this summer is with a quick lipstick swap! On my recent visit to Mary Kay headquarters, we got a sneak peek of their new Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Matte Lipstick in Paparazzi Pink. Embracing a statement lip can be daunting, so I’m sharing how to incorporate it into a normal makeup routine with confidence in today’s full post!
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Pick a Color You Already Like + Go BRIGHTER
For me, Paparazzi Pink was a no-brainer because I normally wear blush and pink colors on my lips. I also knew that because I wear a lot of pastel and blush tones in my outfits that this bright pink would also be complimentary to the wardrobe I already own.
Pick a Formula: Matte or Glossy, Lipstick or Lip Gloss
If you’re used to a certain lip formula, you’ll probably want to stick to it. If you tend to go with natural matte lip colors, you’ll probably feel overwhelmed with a neon glossy lip color. I love the Mary Kay Matte Lipsticks because they leave your lips highly pigmented while still moisturized. They are velvety smooth and packed full of color for all day wear.
Another reason I can’t wait to rock a neon statement lip all summer – Paparazzi Pink also gives back to the Mary Kay global Pink Changing Lives Program! Mary Kay Inc. will donate $1 from every sale of Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Matte Lipstick in Paparazzi Pink to the Mary Kay Foundation from now until August 15, 2019. In the US, The Mary Kay Foundation concentrates its efforts to find cures for cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence which is something we can all smile brightly about!
Thank you to Mary Kay for partnering on today’s post. As always, all thoughts and styling are my own.