Good Bye 2018, HELLO 2019!!!!

I am so happy to bring in a new year! This is the first time in my life I have felt this way.  I have never been a ‘new year, new me’ kind of girl.  I don’t wait for a new calendar year to set goals or evaluate my life and make changes.  But this year felt different for me.  2018 was a shitty year (pardon my French) and I could not wait to leave it behind me!

2018 was one of the most challenging years of my life. In my family we had 2 divorces and 3 deaths.  There was also challenges with my kids at school, my best friend had a major health scare, and many other challenging things. I remember a day in June, everything had been piling up for months and I was barely holding it together.  Something difficult happened in the morning, then that afternoon I got devastating news. I couldn’t hold it together any more, I fell apart and had an emotional breakdown.  I was in my Mom’s arms crying the hardest I have ever cried; I truly felt like I wouldn’t be able to go on. Like I wouldn’t make it out of this in one piece.  It all was too much and I didn’t know how I would move forward from that moment.

I’m not saying any of this to complain or get pity.  We all have bad years and low moments we fear we won’t be able to come out of.  You are not alone in this.  My advice is to reach out to who can help you and tell them you need help.  Go to therapy, talk to friends and family, heal your mind and emotions and focus on moving forward.

Rachel Barkules

I have an amazing family and support system.  They were there for me in my darkest moments.  They helped me stand when I couldn’t stand on my own.  I couldn’t have gone thru 2018 without them.  What helped me the most is when I took responsibility for my emotional healing.  Yes, my family and friends are there for me.  But it’s my responsibility to take the necessary steps towards healing and moving forward.

I think of it like this: my support system helps me stand when I am down.  But I have to make the decision to take steps forward.  I am the only one who can move my feet one foot in front of the other.  In the beginning of my healing process it was a joint effort of my family and friends holding me up while I took my first steps.  Then when I felt strong enough I was able to walk on my own.  Now I can run on my own :)

I took 3 months off of work and made it my full time job to better myself and be a good Mom.  I went to therapy twice a week (90 minutes – 2 hours each session), I was reading every day, working out, eating healthy, praying, going to church.  I took control of my life and focused on being healthy in my mind, body and soul.  If I was having a hard day, I would call someone and talk to them.  I didn’t sit home alone feeling sad.  I reached out and asked for help if I needed it.  After 3 months I was a completely different woman!!

I am currently mentally & emotionally the strongest and healthiest I have ever been!  I have a calm and a peace I have never known.  Small things don’t get me worked up like they used to.  Yes, I still have bad days and get in fussy moods.  But those are now moments or a day.  It’s not my life every day and every moment.  I am still going to therapy every week because I know there is much more I can work on and I want to keep bettering myself.  I want to be the best version of me!  I’m so excited to see what this year brings!!

The last couple weeks of 2018 I felt a change in the air.  I felt like all the bad stuff is behind me and great things are ahead.  I keep getting this picture in my mind of a building with a poor foundation.  You first have to tear down the building, fix the foundation, then you can rebuild.  2018 was a tearing down and fixing things, which is very painful and uncomfortable.  2019 is rebuilding!  I am excited to be in a place to have happiness, joy, fun memories, love, lots of laughter, babies (a friend of mine is pregnant- not me! :) ), new experiences, peace, adventure, excitement and tons of fun!

2019 is going to be a great year!!!

XO, Rachel

Rachel Barkules

BTW- This faux fur jacket I’m wearing is one of my favorite jackets I own!!  I got it last year, wore it a ton then and a ton this year!  It looks and feels so much more expensive than it is!

August #OOTD’s & Makeup Details

little black dress

OUTFIT DETAILS & MAKEUP DETAILS

Leith LBD (under $80) | Burberry ‘White Gold’ Highlighter

rachel barkules

OUTFIT DETAILS

Sanctuary Camo Hoodie

MAKEUP DETAILS

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe ‘Ring the Alarm’ Eyeshadow Palette | Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara | Chanel Foundation | Burberry ‘White Gold’ Highlighter | Jeffrey Star Cosmetics ‘Mannequin’ Liquid LipstickBlinking Beaute Lashes

quay bum bag and joggers

quay bum bag

OUTFIT DETAILS & MAKEUP DETAILS

Distressed Tee | Zella Joggers | Steve Madden Sandals | Quay Bag (only $40!) | Morphe ‘Hot Shot’ Liquid Lipstick

how to wear biker shorts

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Jacket | Topshop Tank | Lululemon Biker Shorts (sold out), similar Here & Here | Chanel Sneakers, similar Here, similar for less

express tee

OUTFIT DETAILS

Express Tee | Lana Jewelry Necklace

MAKEUP DETAILS

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette | Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara | Chanel Foundation | Dior Backstage Glow Highlight Palette (obsessed!!!) | Kat Von D ‘Ophelia’ Liquid Lipstick

street style

topshop denim jacket

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Jacket | Tank | Madewell Shorts | Lana Jewelry Necklace, similar under $50 | Chanel Sneakers, similar Here, similar for less

MAKEUP DETAILS

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe ‘Dark Magic’ Eyeshadow Palette | Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara | Chanel Foundation | Burberry ‘White Gold’ Highlighter | Jeffrey Star Cosmetics ‘Mannequin’ Liquid Lipstick | Blinking Beaute Lashes

distressed white tee

OUTFIT DETAILS & MAKEUP DETAILS

White Tee | Express Denim | Rag & Bone Hat, similar under $20 | Natori Bra | Lana Jewelry Necklace | Burberry ‘White Gold’ Highlighter | Kylie Cosmetics ‘Penelope’ Liquid Lipstick 

Recent #OOTD’s

taylor swift reputation stadium tour

OUTFIT DETAILS

True Religion Tee, also love This, This & This | BlankNYC Shorts | Chanel Bag, similar Here

louis Vuitton the party sunglasses

OUTFIT DETAILS

Paige Tee | Louis Vuitton Sunglasses | Michele Watch | Bar Bracelet

lunch at the beach

OUTFIT DETAILS

Misa Los Angeles Dress | Robin Piccone Swimsuit | Chanel Sunglasses, similar Here

black one piece swimsuit

OUTFIT DETAILS

Robin Piccone Swimsuit, also love This & This | Quay Sunglasses

topshop in demand tee

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop ‘In Demand’ Tee | Madewell Shorts | Chanel Sneakers, similar Here | Chanel Bag, similar Here | Lana Jewelry Hoops, similar for $210, similar for $25Michele Watch | Bar Bracelet

shih tzu

OUTFIT DETAILS

Lace-Up Tee, also love This (actually just ordered it :) ) | AG Denim | Celine Bag | Nadri Hoops (look like really diamonds!) | Michele Watch

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-On Haul

topshop front zip faux leather miniskirt

topshop popper crew sweater

leith finn sock bootie

nordstrom haul

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Top | Topshop Skirt | Leith Bootie | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Topshop Popper Crew Sweater
Sizing: This is a great top to wear alone or layer under a sweater or jacket.  It’s extremely soft!  I love the button detail on the sleeve.  It’s the details that make this top look so much more expensive than it is.  It runs true to size, wearing my normal size US6.
Price: Originally $40 , marked down to $25.90

Item: Topshop Front Zip Faux Leather Miniskirt
Sizing: Love this skirt! I love the edgy feel of it.  It is snug, in a good way.  It sucks me in, almost feels like I’m wearing Spanx.  This would also be cute dressed down with a tee and sneakers.  Runs true to size, wearing my normal size US6.
Price: Originally $60, marked down to $39.90

Item: Leith Finn Sock Bootie
Sizing: Sock booties are very on trend right now and I’m loving them!  And these being red, even more obsessed!  These are very comfortable.  Runs true, wearing my regular size.
Price: Originally $109.95, marked down to $69.90

nordstrom anniversary sale

leith ripped sweater

OUTFIT DETAILS

Leith Sweater | BP V-Neck Tee | AG Jeans | Vince Camuto Booties | Baublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater
Sizing: This is a great classic sweater for fall.  It’s so easy to put on with jeans or leggings.  It’s very soft and comes in tons of colors.  Wearing a small, my normal size.
Price: Originally $69, marked down to $45.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: AG The Leggings Ripped Ankle Skinny
Sizing: I loooove AG jeans!  I always pick up a pair every year at the Anniversary sale.  I love the knee rip and the ankle detail.  These are very stretchy. I had mine on for 5 minutes and felt like the stretch half a size.  If you are between sizes, size down. Make sure they are snug when you first put them on, because they will stretch.
Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

topshop sweater

sp black stretch denim miniskirt

topshop long open front cardi

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Sweater | BP V-Neck Tee | SP SkirtVince Camuto Booties | Baublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Topshop Long Open Front Cardi
Sizing: This is a great fall chunky sweater.  It’s so cozy, it almost makes me wish for cooler weather :). And it’s not scratchy, that’s very important to me when wearing a sweater.  Wearing my normal size, US6.
Price: Originally $75, marked down to $49.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: SP Black Stretch Denim Skirt
Sizing: This is a great black denim skirt.  It is very versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. And I can’t get over the price!  It looks and feels much more expensive.  It has nice stretch to it, making it very comfortable to wear.  Runs true to size.
Price: Originally $55, marked down to $35.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

bp v-neck pullover

bp v-neck sweater

louise et cie cela genuine calf hair bow slide

OUTFIT DETAILS

BP. V-Neck Sweater | AG Jeans | Louise et Cie SlidesBaublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: BP. Textured Stitch V-Neck Pullover
Sizing: This is a great top to throw on with a pair of jeans for every day life.  I wear this the same as I would a t-shirt.  It runs true, I’m wearing a small.  I love the idea of sizing up and wearing it looser with one shoulder off.  More colors available.
Price: Originally $39, marked down to $25.90

Item: AG The Leggings Ripped Ankle Skinny
Sizing: I loooove AG jeans!  I always pick up a pair every year at the Anniversary sale.  I love the knee rip and the ankle detail.  These are very stretchy. I had mine on for 5 minutes and felt like the stretch half a size.  If you are between sizes, size down. Make sure they are snug when you first put them on, because they will stretch.
Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Item: Louise et Cie Cela Hair Bow Slide
Sizing: These slides are soooo cute!!  I love the leopard print and the big black leather bow.  They are so squishy soft and comfortable.  They run true to size, although in the picture it looks like my heel is hanging off. It  was so hot and I was running back inside and my foot slipped lol! :)
Price: Originally $129.95, marked down to $84.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

nordstrom anniversay sale haul

nordstrom sale haul

ag ripped ankle skinny

vince camuto bootie

bp raw edge v-neck tee

baublebar aphrodite layered necklace

OUTFIT DETAILS

BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket | BP V-Neck Tee | AG JeansVince Camuto Booties | Baublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: BlankNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood
Sizing: I loooove this jacket!!!  I bought the same one last year, but it didn’t have a hood. This  year they added a removable hood.  I have worn this jacket too much in the past year!!  I’m obsessed with the gold hardware on the black jacket.  You can see it in this blog post.  This jacket is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $98, marked down to $64.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: AG The Leggings Ripped Ankle Skinny
Sizing: I loooove AG jeans!  I always pick up a pair every year at the Anniversary sale.  I love the knee rip and the ankle detail.  These are very stretchy. I had mine on for 5 minutes and felt like the stretch half a size.  If you are between sizes, size down. Make sure they are snug when you first put them on, because they will stretch.
Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

topshop denim jacket

topshop boxy crop denim jacket

marc fisher miggi bootie

nsale haul

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Denim Jacket | BP V-Nevk Tee | SP SkirtMarc Fisher BootieBaublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Topshop Boxy Crop Denim Jacket
Sizing: I love denim jackets so much!!  I own way to many and I still don’t think I have enough.  They are all so different :)  I love the washed grey color.  I love the roominess of the arms and back, then it pulls in around the waist.  It’s a great length.  I’m wearing my normal size, US6
Price: Originally $85, marked down to $56.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: SP Black Stretch Denim Skirt
Sizing: This is a great black denim skirt.  It is very versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. And I can’t get over the price!  It looks and feels much more expensive.  It has nice stretch to it, making it very comfortable to wear.  Runs true to size.
Price: Originally $55, marked down to $35.90

Item: Marc Fisher Miggi Bootie
Sizing: These booties are sexual.  I love the shape and I’m obsessed with the heel!  These booties are gorgeous!  They run true to size, wearing my normal shoe size.
Price: Originally $188.95, marked down to $124.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

rail collins military jacket

ag legging ripped ankle skinny jean

rebecca minkoff studded nylon belt bag

vince camuto movinta bootie

ag the legging ripped ankle skinny

OUTFIT DETAILS

Rails Jacket | BP V-Neck Tee | AG JeansVince Camuto Booties | Rebecca Minkoff BagBaublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Rails Collins Military Jacket
Sizing: I love camo jackets and this one is so cute! I love the fit and it’s so soft.  It’s perfect for a casual cute day.  I love how the camp has more of a grey tone. It fits true, I’m wearing a small.  Rails in known for making good quality, comfy pieces that last.
Price: Originally $228, marked down to $149.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: AG The Leggings Ripped Ankle Skinny
Sizing: I loooove AG jeans!  I always pick up a pair every year at the Anniversary sale.  I love the knee rip and the ankle detail.  These are very stretchy. I had mine on for 5 minutes and felt like the stretch half a size.  If you are between sizes, size down. Make sure they are snug when you first put them on, because they will stretch.
Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

Item: Rebecca Minkoff Studded Nylon Belt Bag
Sizing: Fanny packs are back!!  I love the studded detail of this one. It’s so super cute.
Price: Originally $125, marked down to $79.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

ivy park shadow logo hoodie

ivy park shadow logo double sleeve hoodie

ivy park shadow logo leggings

nike free RN 2018 running shoe

ivy park shadow logo

OUTFIT DETAILS

Ivy Park  Hoodie | Ivy Park Leggings | Nike Sneakers | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Ivy Park Shadow Logo Double Sleeve Hoodie
Sizing: OB-sessed with this entire outfit!  I’ve been basically living in athleisure wear lately.  I live for a cute comfy outfit that feels like pj’s.  I wanted this hoodie more roomy, so I sized up for a medium.
Price: Originally $75, marked down to $49.90

Item: Ivy Park Shadow Logo Leggings
Sizing: These leggings are amazing!  They are high waisted and sooo soft!  They are so comfortable they feel better than most of my pj’s :). They are definitely leggings for loungewear, I wouldn’t work out in these.  They are very stretchy and run true to size. I’m wearing a small.
Price: Originally $50, marked down to $32.90

Item: Nike Free RN 2018 Running Shoe
Sizing: I love Nike’s for working out or just running around town.  The Nike Free’s are my favorite.  They are lightweight and so comfortable. They offer great support without being bulky. This color is so fun and outside my normal black sneaker.  Wearing my normal shoe size.
Price: Originally $100, marked down to $74.90

ag legging ripped ankle skinny

topshop lion sweatshirt

vince camuto movinta bootie

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Sweatshirt | AG Jeans | Vince Camuto Booties | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Topshop Lion Sweatshirt
Sizing: This lion sweatshirt is so fun!  It’s soft, it’s cozy, it’s a lion… what’s not to love!?  This sweatshirt does run a little slimmer. I’m wearing my normal size, small.  For a more roomy fit, size up.
Price: Originally $52 , marked down to $33.90

Item: AG The Leggings Ripped Ankle Skinny
Sizing: I loooove AG jeans!  I always pick up a pair every year at the Anniversary sale.  I love the knee rip and the ankle detail.  These are very stretchy. I had mine on for 5 minutes and felt like the stretch half a size.  If you are between sizes, size down. Make sure they are snug when you first put them on, because they will stretch.
Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

blanknyc denim skirt

blanknyc raw hem denim skirt

leith ribbed shawl cocoon sweater

OUTFIT DETAILS

Leith Sweater | BP V-Neck Tee | BlankNYC SkirtVince Camuto Booties | Baublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater
Sizing: This is a great classic sweater for fall.  It’s so easy to put on with jeans or leggings.  It’s very soft and comes in tons of colors.  Wearing a small, my normal size.
Price: Originally $69, marked down to $45.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: BlankNYC Raw Hem Denim Skirt
Sizing: I love denim skirts.  The length on this one is just a little bit longer than a traditional denim mini skirt. I am between sizes in my denim right now, and I got the bigger size in this skirt.  It fits me thru the hips and butt, but I will have to have the waist taken in.
Price: Originally $78, marked down to $51.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

v-neck sweater

baublebar layered necklace

bp textured stitch v-neck pullover

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Skirt | BP. V-Neck SweaterVince Camuto Booties | Baublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Topshop Front Zip Faux Leather Miniskirt
Sizing: Love this skirt! I love the edgy feel of it.  It is snug, in a good way.  It sucks me in, almost feels like I’m wearing Spanx.  This would also be cute dressed down with a tee and sneakers.  Runs true to size, wearing my normal size US6.
Price: Originally $60, marked down to $39.90

Item: BP. Textured Stitch V-Neck Pullover
Sizing: This is a great top to throw on with a pair of jeans for every day life.  I wear this the same as I would a t-shirt.  It runs true, I’m wearing a small.  I love the idea of sizing up and wearing it looser with one shoulder off.  More colors available.
Price: Originally $39, marked down to $25.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie
Sizing: Probably the most used item I purchased at the sale.  I bought them in 2 colors. And I put them on with almost every outfit.  The style and heel is very wearable for every day.  I’m obsessed with the nude color, it’s the perfect nude!  I can’t say enough.  They run true to size, wearing my regular shoe size.
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

spanx faux leather leggings

best faux leather leggings

topshop open front cardi

OUTFIT DETAILS

Topshop Sweater | BP V-Neck Tee | Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMarc Fisher Bootie | Baublebar Necklace | YSL Lipstick Set

Item: Topshop Long Open Front Cardi
Sizing: This is a great fall chunky sweater.  It’s so cozy, it almost makes me wish for cooler weather :). And it’s not scratchy, that’s very important to me when wearing a sweater.  Wearing my normal size, US6.
Price: Originally $75, marked down to $49.90

Item: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee
Sizing: A v-neck tee is a major staple in every closet.  This one is perfect for only $11!!  It has a looser fit, making it perfect to half tuck or wear with a pair of leggings.  I purchased this in 3 colors.  I’m wearing my normal size, small. This is a definite must have of the sale!
Price: Originally $17, marked down to $11.90

Item: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
Sizing: I have heard so many things about the Spanx leggings.  I finally tried them and I get what the big deal is!  They are awesome!  They fit amazing and feel great on!  I will be wearing these all fall and winter.  They run true to size, wearing a size small.
Price: Originally $98, marked down to $64.90

Item: Marc Fisher Miggi Bootie
Sizing: These booties are sexual.  I love the shape and I’m obsessed with the heel!  These booties are gorgeous!  They run true to size, wearing my normal shoe size.
Price: Originally $188.95, marked down to $124.90

Item: Baublebar Aphrodite Layered Necklace
Sizing: I love all the Baublebar layered necklaces.  They look so great for a fraction of the price of the designer version! It’s a great piece to have in your closet.  It looks amazing with most outfits.  I purchased this necklace in both gold and silver.
Price: Originally $48, marked down to $31.90

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 :: My Top Picks & What’s in My Cart!!!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best of 2018

The day is finally here for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!  I mark this day on my calendar months in advance and look forward to it every year! For the past 10 years (not joking!) I would always stay up late waiting to see everything on the sale (it loads on the website at 3:00am my time).  I was fortunate enough this year to shop the sale a day early.  I am so excited to share with you all the amazing items I have found!!!

These are my top picks of the sale.  This is everything I purchased, plus many more things I plan to purchase (there are many items that are for online only).  Or items I think are amazing, but didn’t purchase because I have something similar at home.

Stay tuned to all my socials and here on the blog as I post more about the sale in the next week.  I plan on doing a try on haul on my IG stories of everything I purchased from the sale.

Here are my top picks and everything I am adding to my cart!

Women’s Clothing

Women’s Shoes

Handbags & Accessories

Beauty