Black Ruffle and Lace Top / Frame Film Noir Denim (My Favorite Denim! – size up one because they have good stretch) / Tory Burch Black Wrap Watch c/o / Gold Sandals / Black Mini Tote /  New Favorite Lip Gloss (so LOVE this!)

Hope you are staying out of the amazing heat around the country this week!  I know it’s a bit crazy to have on all black but in the fall it is one of my go-to looks and it is a good way to illustrate my tip today.  There are several things that I like to buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Transitional Tops, Great Denim and Neutral Shoes.  I’ve shared my Favorite Shoes and Boots here.  Today, I want to focus on tops that are wear now, wear later and also denim.

Light-weight tops and neutral colors like black, white, blush and cream are great to pick up now.  Now that we’ve hit the true Texas summer here, these colors are good for fall but light weight enough to not be sweating to death at all the back-to-school activities.  They are also great to layer under jackets as it cools off and for travel.

My favorite pair of denim is these from Frame.  I have them in gray that you’ve seen in this post.  I didn’t see them in at first when I did this post on My Favorite Five styles in Five categories.  I do see something new every time I look!  I was thrilled to find them. I size down in this brand.  They have quite a bit of stretch but hold their shape.  That makes them the best pair of denim in my opinion!

Shoes that go with anything and are wearable year round are a great buy for this sale.  I needed a good pair of neutral gold heels and I always love the Schutz brand.  This Tory Burch Black Wrap watch is so versatile as well and makes a great gift as well.

I’ve gathered items that fall into these categories that are still part of the sale.  Although many things have sold out there are still a lot of great finds.  These were all available last night.  Also, be sure to look at the category tabs on the menu bar.

Don’t forget you can access all my favorites from the #Nsale on the menu bar above and in these posts.  People order multiple sizes and more than they’ll keep and returns have started!

Stay cool!



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March Favorites Under $150

TGIF! I’m so excited Spring Break is just hours away for us!  To celebrate and give us a bit more Spring inspiration that I started yesterday, I’ve gathered my March Favorites Under $150 including this great dress from Draper James.

Best Spring Designer Styles from Nordstrom

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Finally some beautiful Spring weather to give us hope that Spring is near!  It’s the perfect time to talk Spring style and I’ve partnered with Nordstrom today to show you some great designer pieces.

Spring Home Tour | Styled for the Season

Spring Home Tour | Styled for the Season

I am so excited for spring! I hope is our last cold snap here. My family room refresh for the Styled for the Season Home Tour has me ready for warm weather!


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After seeing that you loved both my Morning and Nighttime Skin Care Routines, I’m sharing the my new Winter Skincare Rountine.  It is all about hydration!

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One of my passions is travel and over the years we’ve been so pretty wonderful places.  Each new year brings the opportunity to have new experiences and plan new for new travel destinations.  I’m excited to share what is on my Travel Bucket List for 2019 and my ideas on what should be on yours, too!

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I love to write these posts.  One, because you love these round ups and refer back to them a lot.  And, two, it means I just got back from a trip! 

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