And now for the encore

Surprise! We’re expecting baby number three this January! It’s been a lot of the reason I’ve been behind on posting. Not that I want to make excuses, but holy first trimester sickness! You’d think I’d be used to a little nausea, but so far this baby is telling me who’s boss. So what’s the word? […]

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Nordstrom Sale: My Wish List

As the big sale continues and my budget is at its limit, there is still options to have items on my wish list. Especially in case something I bought needs to be returned, I like have back up options! So what is on my never ending wish list? Let me share! First up, this darling […]

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Nordstrom round up: what I bought

Wow. If you were part of the early access Nordstrom sale yesterday, you may be in need of an extra cup of coffee today! I actually woke up randomly at 5:30 am yesterday, so I started scrolling through the site and was able to make one purchase without any problems. But after kiddos woke up, […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Nordstrom is having the Annual Anniversary Sale starting tomorrow for card holders and opening to everyone on July 20. If you’ve been following any fashion bloggers, you’ve probably heard them chat about it – and share some ideas of what to add to their cart. And if you’ve […]

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Splurge vs. Save

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to really spend money on – or often in my case, know when to spend money. This final post for Becoming Essential is all about figuring out when to really splurge or invest in a piece versus saving your pennies. When it comes to basics it’s easy to save […]

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Stars and Stripes Forever

One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner, July 4th! I love this holiday (okay, cringe a little bit because of little fingers and firecrackers), I love the spirit of the day, dressing in red, white, and blue, and bar-be-ques. From casual to a little dressier, you can range your dress code by […]

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Top 10 Closet Essentials

After a good closet clean out, it’s a great time to evaluate what you have and what you may need. Lots of times your outfits can be based on a few key pieces that you already own. Or if you don’t own them already, they need to be on your wish list. So I complied […]

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Starting Fresh

It’s easy to buy and add clothes and shoes to your closet when you think you don’t have much to work with as you get dressed. But before you head out to shop, take inventory of what you already have. I have a few tips to help you decide what to purge and what to […]

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

The time has come – Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is going on now through June 3. Now is the time to add some items to your cart. I looked through some of the sale items and here is what caught my eye. First up, jackets! I even found some jeans jackets on sale, so if […]

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Basics: tees and tanks

What is your one go-to item in your closet, currently? Jeans? A favorite top? A cute shoe? Leggings? Okay, you can probably guess that my go-to item is a pair of leggings. But if I had a back up, it’s my tees and tanks. As I’m currently writing this, I’m wearing that exact outfit. I’ll […]

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