Friday Favorites: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Salethe only thing that could make a Friday more amazing. This is the perfect time to pull the trigger on all of those things you spend the rest of the year lusting after, and to get your wardrobe ready for fall. We’ve tried to pick our favorites to share with you, but it was hard so bear with us.

I always think BOOTS when this sale rolls around. My closet is going to be well stocked for Autumn.

And then there’s the clothes. I need all of them. Yes, ALL of the clothes.

 

Let’s just throw some purses and jackets in the cart for good measure :)

 

Okay, so let that all sink in. There are plenty more things I can’t wait to buy from accessories, jewelry, and makeup – but in an effort to not overwhelm you I’ll save that for another post!

What will you be buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?! Tell us in the comments below!

XO

JD

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Is Bilingual the New Black?

I studied abroad in Spain for a summer, so it should come to no surprise that when I saw the Spanish language gracing the front of J.Crew tops I did a little happy dance inside—my two loves combined. It wasn’t until I did some more investigating that I realized this is actually becoming a widespread trend.

Walking down fifth ave as of late, I naïvely get the idea that my vocabulary is increasing, or rather that I’m having flashbacks to my one year of French in the seventh grade. Are we surprised that the three most prominent languages are those of romance: Italian, French and Spanish? Designers are also experimenting with other languages like Swedish, Swahili and Portuguese. Anyone else ready to jump on a plane?

Playful interpretations of this movement win my praise as I now, all of the sudden, need the comme ci comme ça’ banded tee by Madewell—don’t tell Spanish I’m cheating on it with French. This worldly trend may be the “new black” for now, but let’s be honest, thanks to Audrey//Coco, we’ll always be faithful to the timeless black-on-black ensemble.

Hasta luego! (until next time)

xx,
Lauren-Logo

Lauren is a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and has since moved to NYC. She can be found working for a digital advertising agency by day, and online shopping by night. Guilty pleasures include: cats, red lipstick, candles and classic paperbacks.

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New Beauty Favorites

A few months ago I did a post on my favorite beauty items. Based on recommendations from friends, (I’m not a huge fan of trial and error) I’ve made some additions to that list.

Biore Charcoal Cleanser: This stuff is really amazing. My face has never felt so good with another cleanser, and it’s only $6.99! The charcoal in the cleanser helps to draw impurities out of your pores so you know you are getting a deep clean.

Biore Charcoal Cleanser

Laura Mercier Highlighter: I had wanted a highlighter for awhile and decided to go with a powder version. The liquid seemed like too big of a step to start out with. The Laura Mercier highlighter is great because it is subtle and not too glittery like some of the others out there.

Laura Mercier Highlighter

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer: My (ex) boss and (forever and always) New York Spirit Guide is obsessed with Sephora. This benefits me because I get all of the best tips from her on what to buy (oh, and all of the samples she doesn’t want)! She gave me two samples of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer and after the first use I was sold. Especially now that it’s summer I’m happy I don’t have to worry about my eye makeup melting off from the always present humidity!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer

What are the beauty products you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments section below!

XO

JD

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  1. Dana Burns

    I recently tried the Biore one minute charcoal mask and loved it! It made my skin feel fabulous! I do not have oily skin so I thought this product would be drying. It wasn’t at all. I’m not sure yet about clearing blackheads and pores as I haven’t been using long enough . So far so good. Would the cleanser work for norm to combo skin types? You should give the mask a try!

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  2. WorthyStyle

    The bottom two products – the Laura Mercier highlighter and the Urban Decay primer are in my daily rotation, too! I also love to use the Bobbi Brown face stick, an eyelash curler, and the Revlon Just Bitten lip stain/balm.

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Wedding Planning: Sneak Peek at the Secret Pinterest Board

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These are a few of my favorite things…

Are you sensing a Black, White & Vintage theme?? Bhldn-MRS-Hanger

Speaking of vintage, I’ve secured my lovely vintage-inspired MRS dress hanger!

Find the matching ‘Heirloom Hangers’ set at bhldn:
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To add to the Black / White / Gold, we’ve picked the perfect accent color…

JCrew-SilkChiffon-Bridesmaid-Dress Wild Beet!

Sorry ladies, but this color is going out of style! Literally, it’s being discontinued. Which makes me sad, but then again, kind of makes it extra special. Can’t wait to have my girls sporting Wild Beet by my side next July!

In the market for some bridesmaid dresses?
Shop our favorite J.Crew Silk Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses:

XO,

Marty

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Red, White & J.Crew

Uncle Sam is all tuckered out, which can only mean one thing…
It was a successful 4th of July weekend!

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Hope you enjoyed it! I had a relaxing weekend at a friend’s cabin on the lake and wore nothing but red, white and blue. Which reminded me… I really love this color combo–it’s surely influenced by my nautical obsession, too!

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So even though the bunting and star-spangled beach towels are no longer necessary, sporting red, white, and blue (at least thru September) is acceptable in my book!

Here are my Red, White & J.Crew picks:

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Arabelle Dress in Silk Chiffon / Jeweled Arrows Necklace / Stripe Leather Passport Case

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J.Crew Factory Stripe Linen-Cotton Sundress / J.Crew Factory Twisted Rope Short
Factory Pleated Stripe Short

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Collection Featherweight Cashmere Shell / J.Crew Stretch Matchstick Jean in White
Collection Cashmere Zip-Front Hoodie

 

 Let’s ride this patriotic wave a little bit longer, shall we?

Happy-Fourth-of-July

XO,

Marty

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Happy Fourth! Here’s Our Roundup of Holiday Weekend Sales…

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Ready to Shop?

Anthropologie - Extra 20% off sale items. Use code: BUZZ20

Banana Republic – 40% off online and in stores. Use code: BRJULY

BaubleBar – $10 off orders $30+

Cole Haan – Take an additional 30% off sale with code: AMERICA

GiGi New YorkSummer Sale + Free Shipping and Gift with Orders $75+


Hanky Panky
- Save up to 65% off!

J.Crew – 40% off final sale with code: SHOPMORE

J.Crew Factory – 40-60% off everything!

ModCloth – the Wow Factor Sale – 50% off!

Piperlime – Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles

Poppin.com – Take 25% off select products (P.S. Did you read our recent “True Life: I‘m Obsessed with Office Supplies” post yet?)

Sole Society - 60% off select styles

Urban Outfitters – up to 70% off

Waiting on Martha – 15% off summer collection with code: AMERICA

 

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True Life: I’m Obsessed With Office Supplies

I just moved to New York City, and the first store I chose to go to, before anything else, was a paper goods store. I know I sound crazy, but revisiting my enduring, and slightly manic enthusiasm for office supplies made me feel a little more at home amidst the chaos of the city.

If you’re like me, you probably buy new writing utensils not because the old ones have run out, but because they’re exciting, and nowadays, clever and well-designed. As seen below, demonstrating Kate Spade’s ever-famous idioms, these pencils are at the top of my office supply list—and I don’t even write with pencils anymore!

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Kate Spade Pencils

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As strange as it may seem, I purchase planners regularly throughout the yearonly because shops like Kate Spade (+ Saturday) and Sugar Paper keep rolling out new artful ways for me to keep my life organizedwhich, as a ‘Type A’ person, is integral to my sanity. How can I resist? You can even micromanage your weekends with this KS Saturday planner!

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Sugar Paper Calendar

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Over-planning my life has also been made easier thanks to Kate Spade and J.Crew who’ve designed notepads just for lists. Long ones, short ones, travel lists, lists about blogs, and even lists for your pet sitter or babysitter. Is it me, or is everyone else ready to toss their spiral notebook collection?

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The Long List Large Notepad

Places-to-Go-Notebook J.Crew Places to Go

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Kate Spade Dear Babysitter List

Living thousands of miles away from my family has also given me the newfound excuse to purchase lots and lots of playful stationery. Now, if only I could perfect my scribbly cursive that I have dubbed ‘messy-chic’…? What’s more, most of these note sets have me itching to experiment with the art of letterpress.

Stationary-Gift-Sets How the Devil Are You? Card Set / Navy Anchor Note Set / My Post to Yours Note Set /
Hello Darling Stationary Set

Before I sign off, I would like to highlight a few products that I consider office suppliespurely for the fact that they sit on my desk. Another growing collection of mine is water bottles. Who doesn’t want to keep themselves hydrated in style? Ceramic trays for odds and ends are the perfect way to keep your cubicle organized with these charming desk accessories offered by Kate Spade pictured below.

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Kate Spade Bow USB / Expletive Paper Clips / Expletive Bookmarks
J. Crew Water Bottle / Bow Push Pins

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Ceramic Jewelry Tray

The first step to recovery is recognizing the problem, right? Office supply enthusiasts unite!

Until next time,

Lauren-Logo Lauren is a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and has since moved to NYC. She can be found working for a digital advertising agency by day, and online shopping by night. Guilty pleasures include: cats, red lipstick, candles and classic paperbacks.

2 thoughts on “True Life: I’m Obsessed With Office Supplies

  1. Emily

    I’ve been dying for a Kate Spade thumb drive for ever – they’re so cute! I’m flying up to NYC next week, so I may just have to pick one up :)

    Emily

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Looking for Adventure…

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been too busy soaking up the start of summer and adventuring.

Adventuring (verb): To engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory. Well, maybe less on the hazardous side, more on the exciting side…

Adeventure #1 was to NYC over Memorial Day to hang with my fellow JCR Girls Jocelyn & Aislinn!

New-York-Trip-Brooklyn We ♥ Brooklyn.

We even went on a mini adventure to J.Crew Bridal!

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From Atlantic to Pacific
Adventure #2: My first trip to Cali followed shortly after.

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I met up with the Love Your Melon Tour in LA to assist with marketing strategy and event promotion. They currently have a team of college students from across the country traveling throughout the US. They’re visiting hospitals dressed as superheroes and personally delivering hats and smiles to children battling cancer! It’s truly inspiring. Learn more about Love Your Melon and check out their line of Buy One, Give One products.

Adventure #3: Enjoying the great outdoors, back in MN.
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Since I’ve been back, I’ve asked some important people some important questions…  Will-You-Be-My-Bridesmaid.jpg

The good news is – they all said YES!
Let the games begin. #mandm2015

*Interested in a Bridesmaid Box tutorial? I’ll write one up if there’s interest! Let me know in the comments below…

XO,
Marty

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I Wish I Had the Willpower to Pass up a Kate Spade Surprise Sale…

But I mean, how can you resist?

Here are my picks from the current Kate Spade Surprise Sale (ends on May 22)!

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Adette Dress / Hudson Street Kellan /  Gumdrop Studs Chelsea Park Zuzu

 Charm City Ostrich Neda / Charm City Ostrich Passport Holder

Queen of the Nile Clutch /  Inoltra Wedges

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And the Pool Party Clutch. Because, obviously.

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Kate Spade New Arrivals – Pink, Pretty, & Patterned!

Kate Spade new arrivals are in, and boy are they bright and summery! Quirky per usual, Kate has selected Rio Pink, Tropical Patterns, Toucans, Coconuts, and yes — more Idioms — to round out this summery set of new arrivals.

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1. Jade Watermelon Flats {How’s that for a slice of summer?}
2. York Avenue Sable {How perfect is the Rio Pink + Bright White combo?}
3. For the Fun of It Idiom Bangle {My kinda motto!}
4. Toucan Silicone iPhone5 Case {Because basic black cases are boooooring!}
5. Pilar Flats {Sparkling smoking slippers? Yes, please.}
6. Henry Lane Aubree {So pink, it’s shocking!}
7. Say Yes Smile Bangle
{Baby just say yes. And yes, I just quoted Taylor Swift #SorryNotSorry}

And this print – OMG.

It’s bold and topical and fun and feminine and it also comes in LOUNGE PANT form:

Shop Kate Spade New Arrivals | Kate Spade Sale

XO,

The KSNY ♥-ing JCR Girls
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