I hope you are enjoying your long weekend… I have been kicking back and relaxing and spending time with my family and it has been a welcome break from my everyday responsibilities. I'm pretty darn excited about the start of summer… I can't wait to really break out my summer wardrobe and start enjoying more relaxed days with my kids on the regular.
This is the perfect summer outfit in my opinion… maybe it will be inspiration for a picnic or bbq you plan on attending today! I've got alternatives linked at all price points as well… so you can get this look no matter your budget!
Nordstrom's sales NEVER disappoint and this go-round is no different. I am always amazed at the high quality name brand prices that they mark down, down, down for these sales. When it comes time to shop sales like these I always have a few simple strategies.
How to shop Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:
Make a bee-line for the handbags. Hot brands and on trend styles go QUICKLY so definitely check those out first. This is a really great time to splurge on a handbag that may have been out of your price range full price.
Double up on premium denim. Premium denim rarely goes on sale… so when it does you don't want to miss out. My tip is to know your sizes in advance (a little try on sesh in store to educate yourself is the best way to do it) and search by your favorite brands since SO MUCH denim will be on sale, you don't want to wade through all the styles to get to the good stuff.
Get ready to stock up on footwear. Nordstrom is known for no holds barred sale offerings on the current styles. This is the perfect time to add in season and ultra current pieces into your closet. And bonus, while sandals, espadrilles and flats for spring and summer are on sale… don't forget to comb a little further if you want season ends from winter like boots, because there are always a few great deals for those thrown in too. (Next season's Uggs, anyone?!?!)
Throw in a few baubles for good measure. Scarves, sunglasses and jewelry from your favorite brands aren't left behind either. It's a great time to grab some of these gorgeous accessories that are normally a bit spendy, but now are just the right price.
See my top picks below… you are sure to find something to love!
I've been a fan of distressed jeans for a while… but these ripped jeans take the obsession to a whole new level. Forget the mild distressed look. These jeans are straight ripped up! It can be hard to justify spending money on ripped jeans… but these were on super sale so I thought I would give it a go.
You could definitely style these jeans with a slouchy sweater or tee for an ultra-relaxed look, but I thought I would contrast the ripped jeans with a more structured leather top for a more pulled together look. I like the way it turned out and I can't wait to get more wear out of these jeans. They are definitely outside the box for me… but it can be fun to experiment a bit.
I always enjoy documenting a few outfits here and there exclusively on Instagram. While regular blog photos have to be planned out in advance - these are the outfits I just throw on as the day needs. Playing with clothes and trying new things with my wardrobe is always fun… follow me on Instagram (user: jillgg) to join in on the fun!
I love when the weather turns and you can finally break out a few dresses here and there. This striped one is a favorite. I usually pair a spring and summer dress with denim jacket but I was craving a little something different and decided to pair this striped dress with a chunky cardigan instead. It's the perfect extra layer for cool spring mornings and it was fun to wear a classic spring dress in a fun new way.
Time to stock up on some fun summer duds from J.Crew Factory! Their spring/summer new arrivals are super cute and I would love to add any of these to my closet right now! This season I am obsessed with striped shorts, flirty dresses, jumpsuits and peasant tops. So basically J.Crew Factory is ready to fill my dream closet. And of course the prices are always right at J.Crew Factory… all these pieces are under $100 and most are under $50. Which makes summer shopping a breeze. I am envisioning lots of summer bbqs, trips to the farmers market or fairs or patio date nights in these gorgeous pieces.
Can you believe that Memorial Day is only one week away? Since the un-official - but pretty much official - start of the summer is just around the corner I have teamed up with Garnet Hill to make sure we are ready for the season!
Spring is the best time to stock up on shorts, tanks, tees and dresses… with shorter hemlines and light weight fabrics is easy to find the steals and deals that your wallet loves this time of year! Here I pulled together two simple and fun spring and summer looks featuring pieces all under $25. Your closet will love you.
A few years ago my sister-in-law got me hooked on Alex + Ani bracelets. Since then it has been so fun to wear and collect these unique bracelets. Each one has a different charm and meaning and you can collect them and stack them all together at once or just a few at a time… however you like. They are perfect for marking special occasions, showing off your personal style, rooting for your favorite sports teams or sorority ties and my husband even gifted me bracelets with my kids' birthstones for Mother's Day. The best thing about them is there really is something for everyone… they are like a modern day charm bracelet.
Do you have any Alex + Ani bracelets… here I am featuring a few of my favorites, but I would love to hear which are your favorites? Let me know and I might just have to add that one to my wish list!
Today I've got some eye candy for your wardrobe… 10 gorgeous and simple new arrivals that will feel right at home in your closet this spring. These pieces are effortless and versatile… they are spring's must-haves and summer's wardrobe staples!
chambray dress… dress this up for the office or down for casual weekend wear!
In honor of Mother's Day weekend I thought I would pull together some great spring and summer wardrobe staples for busy moms on the go! Classic white tees, slip on shoes and sandals, simple skirts, cozy sweatshirts and boyfriend jeans are just a few of the pieces that busy moms should have on hand in their closet. They are easy to wear, layer and mix and match and they all make for super easy outfit combos whenever you need to look great with minimal effort.
Have an extra special Mothers Day weekend to all the moms out there!!