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What I bought at the NSALE | GIVEAWAY

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public! I am sharing what I kept from my shopping trips and items I’m still debating on! Have you shopped yet? There is a giveaway on today’s post so you can!



OUTFIT DETAILS
TOP | SKIRT c/o | HEELS | NECKLACE | EARRINGSBRACELET | LIPS (Snob)

Did you catch my Dressing Room Try On HERE? I share the real photos from me trying on my favorite items from the sale and share my honest opinion of them!

Now that I have had time to see all my purchases, I have narrowed down what I am going to keep and the items I am still debating on.

KEEPING

My splurge purchase: the boots. I have been saving all year for these! I bought them in the wide calf because let’s be honest, God blessed me with muscular claves lol! As you can see, I stocked up on my basics! It’s the best thing you can do for yourself.

RETURNING

The duster I am returning since I have one too similar to it already, I LOVED it when I got it in the correct size. I wish I loved the Zella Blush pink leggings but they did not flatter my legs…at all. The black midi skirt was adorable, I just got it in the wrong size. It cut into my hips a little too much to be flattering. All the other items I am returning due to having too similar items in my closet already!

DECIDING

This year, our duvet cover bit the dust. I am trying to decide between these two Lili Alessandra Duvet covers! Which one is your favorite? Also, this blush pink ruffle jacket would be amazing for work but I am trying to decide if I would get enough use out of it.

 

What has been your favorite piece from the sale?

 

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White Tshirt Uniform | Recipe for Bfast Meal Prep

It’s a funny combo but we will go with it 😉 I love my basic white tee uniform, especially on the weekends when I am preparing for a busy work week! Prepping food has been a life saver while working full time and blogging so I am sharing my FAVORITE breakfast prep recipe today as well!



OUTFIT DETAILS 
Tshirt ($11!!!) c/o | High Waist Jeans | HEELS | NECKLACE c/o | WATCH | BRACELET one, two |
Lips (Snob)

OUTFIT:

Tshirt and jeans are how I survive on the weekend! I don’t want to look undone though so I dress it up a bit to keep it functional and chic. $11 for a tshirt is a steal, this one has the cutest ruffle along the edge that takes it up a step! This necklace makes a great pop of color and keeps it fresh for Summer. You don’t have to wear heels like I did, although this is a favorite combo! Sandals wedges or booties are great as well!

I have been living in these jeans!!! Scored them for $15 HERE, keep your eye out for when they drop again. I wear a size 4 and they fit true to size. You can’t go wrong with this style! 

RECIPE:

This is such a crazy time for Jason and I, food prepping is the only way we have found to not go out to eat every day and meet our health goals. The meal I have the hardest time with is breakfast. Let’s be honest, most mornings doing my makeup as to not scare my coworkers is a higher priority than eating a balanced first meal. Awful but true! That is until I made this recipe up, game changer! 

*Anything I use a dairy substitute for, you can use a dairy product for 😉

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Preheat oven to 375
Spray a glass pyrex pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground sausage
8 eggs
3/4 cup shredded hash browns
2 TB almond milk
Everything but the Bagel seasoning (Trader Joes)

Brown 1 lb of Sausage (We use the Jimmy Dean sausage from Costco, it’s a 3 lb package and we freeze the other two pounds for the next two weeks. The most budget friendly way to do it!).

Sprinkle sausage in pyrex pan creating one layer.

Toss frozen hash browns in the same pan from the sausage.

Cover for 5 minutes to cook through then uncover for a couple to get crispy.

Layer as a second layer over the sausage.

Beat the 8 eggs in a bowl and add the milk.

You can add a little salt and pepper to the egg mixture for added flavor!

Pour egg mixture over the layers in the pyrex pan.

Sprinkle “everything but the bagel” seasoning over the casserole.

* I don’t put shredded cheese on ours due to my allergy but you can at this point if you like!

Cook in the oven for 45 minutes.

Let stand for 5, then cut into the serving size of choice.

We pack ours in a pyrex dish in the fridge. Every Monday, I take a dish of my 5 breakfasts to work and keep in the fridge there so I can eat right when I get there. I have to shave down as much time in my morning routine in order to get to work on time;)

I hope this recipe helps you!



 



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Dressing Room Diaries | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Come join in my dressing room for the real life look of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Seeing the items on a real person vs a model online makes all the difference! Sharing the good and the bad.

SHOPPING OUTFIT 
TOP old | JEANS (new FAV!) | HEELS | WATCH | NADRI | CHAIN | LIPS (Snob)

I love shopping online but there is something about seeing pieces on an actual person vs. a model, as well as different lighting and real opinions on fit/texture REALLY HELPS! These are the real deal photos from inside my dressing room on the items I was really curious about. Some of them surprised me! I loved some I thought I wouldn’t, I was let down by some I thought I would love! 

Here’s the honest truth about 2017 NSALE



Bow Top: I loved this bow top online but after trying it on, it was a little short on my torso and I have a short torso and long legs. This is worn with high waisted denim. I am wearing a MEDIUM. It would be perfect with a skirt, high waisted denim or dress pants! $31.90



Grey Ruffle Tank Top: This shocked me! I didn’t like it online but in person, it was too cute! It comes in pink as well. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer, not as much for Fall though. Wearing a MEDIUM. $22.90



Flutter Sleeve Blouse: I didn’t see this online, in person, I HAD to try it on. The texture was lightweight perfect for the warmer months and for layering. Wearing a LARGE for length and flowy! $22.90

 



THE BEST T-SHIRT: I did NOT like this shirt online, thought it would be too low on me. I don’t like showing cleavage. Also, I wasn’t sure how the rough edges looked, cautious of looking too undone. This top comes in so many colors, my favorite is the white, pink, and grey. Wearing a SMALL. $15.90 WORTH IT.



THE BEST LONG SLEEVE SHIRT: Another one I wasn’t sure how I would like it so I had to try it on in person. The material is SO soft. It wasn’t too low but I will be wearing a cami underneath it. This came in so many colors, my favorites are the stripes (grey and white, white and black) and the green.
Wearing a SMALL. $18.90



Staple Sweater: I didn’t see this one online, it is so much better in person. The material is insanely soft but not a texture that will ball up. This one will definitely hold up! The color is a soft oatmeal but it comes in 5 other colors. It is longer in the back which is perfect for leggings in the Fall and Winter.
Wearing a MEDIUM. $29.90

Ribbed Sweater: This was a disappointing one for me, it’s a little too low when wearing a medium but too short for me wearing a small. I LOVED the texture, it was so soft. Nice and flowy too. If you don’t mind a little cleavage or your breast line is shorter than mine is, it would be amazing! Wearing SMALL $24.90



Bold Sleeve Sweater: I loved this one. So soft and so flattering. The color was a dark oatmeal which is a great staple! It’s a little on the pricier budget friendly side but I had to share since it fit so well!
Wearing MEDIUM $39.90



Duster: I actually was disappointed in this one, I thought I would be in love with it! It is a much more ribbed texture then I thought it would be which tends to stretch out which is not my favorite. The XS was perfect in length on the sleeves and length on my legs but the SMALL fit better in the back and the arms. It’s a great deal so I am unsure about this one. Comes in lots of colors. Pic: wearing XS $31.90

Cashmere VEST: This is AMAZING except for the price. The only thing that is NOT budget friendly but I was in love so I had to share. The possibilities with this one are endless. I love it being casual like this, or with shorts, a skirt and blouse, trousers for work! It’s the softest material because, well, cashmere.
Wearing ONE SIZE $98.90

BEAUTY & SHOES

I didn’t try on any of the shoes, I was struggling with a migraine and needed to get out of those lights as fast as possible. I perused the rest of the store and snapped some pictures! Be on the look out in a few weeks to see what I actually bought. 

Moto Leggings (look just like mine but a better price) $49.90

Leopard Mules $59.90

Solid Color Mules $52.90

Comfortable Heels $79.90

Open Toe Booties $99.90

Heeled Booties $99.90

Low Heel Booties $99.90

My FAVORITE deodorant $62

Lipstick Kits between $20-$30

Makeup Brush Cleaner and Makeup Brush $35

Paula’s Choice Toner (my first product I bought from them and fell in love!) $35

Clarisonic $86

T3 flat iron $120

Dry Bar products  $49

Best Baby Gift $29

I hope this was helpful for you! If you have any questions, big or small, ask away!!!

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