The Coastal Look

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Pineapple Stripe Top || Nantucket Reds  || Similar Wedges || Sunglasses || Arc Bag || Earrings || Pearl And Anchor Bracelet || DW Watch c/o || 

Good morning, friends! Ever since visiting Nantucket back in 2014, I’ve been on the search for the perfect pair of Nantucket Reds to add to my coastal New England attire. I came across these at J. Crew Factory and was instantly smitten with them. Everything from the color, length, and fit was exactly what I had been searching for. The color pairs very well with navy blue, white, light blue, and stripes. The most common color seen with Nantucket Reds is navy blue. I went with blue and white stripes with the cutest pineapple print. I’m especially loving the little pop of yellow gold the pineapples give. It’s no surprise that my favorite guy, JFK, sported Nantucket Red as well. I mean, he did live on Cape Cod after all. 

 Nantucket Reds are typically worn in place of khakis or chinos and are found most commonly on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod. The official Reds are produced and distributed by Murray’s Tuggary Shop located on Main Street on Nantucket Island. 

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xo, Amanda  

Delicate Leaf Studs

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 Similar Yellow Top || LC Lauren Conrad Sail Boat Skirt (Old, Similar) || Humble Chic Leaf Stud Earrings c/o || Rattan Bag || Sandals || 

Good morning, friends! For my everyday looks I typically gravitate towards delicate jewelry. I like how they’re pieces that will work with a variety of outfits and even from day to night without missing a beat. These leaf branch stud earrings, inspired by nature, are truly dainty and delicate and come in sterling silver, yellow gold, and rose gold. Today only, August 15th, you can get 50% off these earrings (any color!) with the code AMANDALEAF! 

xo, Amanda  

Mommy & Me // Dreamy Tulle Skirt

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Layered Tulle Skirt c/o || Polka Dot Top || Similar Polka Dot Heels || Mom Bracelet || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Drop Earrings || Kate Spade Bag (Old, Similar Here) || Ava’s Tulle Skirt c/o|| Ava’s Polka Dot Top ||  Ava’s Clutch, Old, Betsy Johnson || 

Good Morning and happy Monday! This has to be one of my favorite Mommy & Me outfits to date! This pink layered tulle skirt has been on my Chicwish wishlist for quite some time now. It’s whimsically romantic and the prettiest shade of blush. This skirt has a magical quality to it. It really does! It’s one of those pieces that can make you feel at your best. It can set the mood for the entire day. Doesn’t the skirt remind you of Carrie Bradshaw in the opening of Sex And The City too?? There is a new black style that was just released as well. When I saw there was a matching skirt for the little ones, I knew this would be perfect for my little mini me and I. Ava and I felt like princesses and everyone that saw us stopped to say how much they loved our outfits. It’s was the coolest day! We danced and twirled all while laughing and having a good time. Kisses and hugs included <3 I’m wearing an XS/Small and Ava is in a 3-4 year. 

 

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xo, Amanda  

Druzy Bracelet

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Humble Chic Druzy Bracelet c/o (Use The Code AMANDADRUZY For 50% Off August 10!) || 

Good morning, friends! Friday has always been my favorite day of the week. There’s so much excitement looking forward to the full weekend ahead. The possibilities are endless! Today, Friday gets even better because I have an amazing discount code for you! Today only, this simulated druzy bracelet is 50% off with the code AMANDADRUZY. 50% off!!! It’s a beautiful delicate piece that can be worn alone or stacked with other charm bracelets. The subtle glimmer is perfect for just about any outfit. The code is good for any color of the bracelet. The one I’m wearing is called Rose Quartz. 

All Over Florals

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Blue Foral Dress c/o || Blush Floral Slingbacks || MVMT Sunglasses c/o || Straw Bag || Mom Bracelet ||  

Good morning and happy Thursday! I’ve been trying to soak in as much of summer as I possibly can recently and with that comes wearing as many dresses as I can. This blue one reminds me of a vintage 1950s circle style with cap sleeves and some of the prettiest florals I’ve seen. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing a small and found it to be slightly loose, but comfortably so. Not enough to go down a size (small is the smallest size available.) I thought the perfect spot to capture the essence of this dress would be at one of our local parks that has a flower garden. It blooms all throughout spring and summer. Each time I visit it, there seems to be different flowers in bloom, which makes it all the more magical. 

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xo, Amanda  

Pink Bow Frills

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Pink Top c/o || Denim Button Down Skirt c/o || Pink Bow Heels || Lilac Bag ||  Mom Bracelet || Earrings || 

Good morning! One of my favorite things about a casual look is elevating it with beautiful little details. This top includes gorgeous mesh yoke with cap sleeves and a bow tie neck. It’s all in the details my friends! I found the top to fit true to size (wearing an XS) and it only costs $12. I kept the look light and fresh with pastels and a cute button down jean skirt, which is a very versatile piece, though I would recommend going up one size as it fits slightly tight. 

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xo, Amanda  

Lazy Hazy Summer Days

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 Pink and Palm Print Bikini c/o || Sunlasses || Blush Sandals || 

It’s hard to believe we’re in the home stretch with summer, but the kiddos go back to school soon and with that comes all things fall related. While I am excited for the new season to come, I’m not quite done with summer yet! Another thing hard to believe, this is actually the first bikini I’ve worn since Ava was born three years ago. I was very self conscious with my body after giving birth, but I’m at a much better and more confident place with how I look now. I felt great wearing this!

Last year I had a pink and green palm print once piece swim suit that I absolutely loved. Ever since then I’ve been quite taken with the color combo and print. This tropical bikini fits true to size. I’m wearing a small and felt very comfortable in it. The print is just darling too! At just $12, this certainly is a great addition to your swim wear attire. One note of caution though, watch the cut outs right underneath the boob area. Slippage can happen with some bottom boob, haha. I feel ridiculous saying that, but it was something I noticed. It also could have been because Ava and I were constantly jumping up and down and running around, but it’s still worth noting.

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xo, Amanda  

Happy 3rd Birthday Ava!

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Happy birthday to my beautiful baby girl Ava! Today marks her third birthday, which I can hardly believe. Where did all of that time go?! I told Ava it was cool that her and I both entered our 3’s this year with my 30th and her 3rd. This birthday is all about Star Wars for her, especially Darth Vader. The force is strong with my little Jedi! Star Wars and Vader are her big current loves right now and when I asked her what theme she wanted for her birthday this year, without hesitation she said Star Wars. Ava and I decked ourselves out in our finest SW gear for her 3rd birthday photos and even had a mini lightsaber battle! She really enjoyed that. Her aunt Caitlin got her some Vader and SW tops, which she wore one of for these photos. I pulled out my Millennium Falcon shirt and paired us both in pink skirts. 

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Same spot, three years apart. I get so emotional looking at these. How did my itty bitty get so big. 


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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.....

Her birthday party was so much fun to plan! Caitlin made the coolest Darth Vader cake, which was beyond delicious. Needless to say, it did not last long, haha. Uncle Mike’s gift was a huge hit too! We even had a piñata this year, guess who it was :) Ava was absolutely mesmerized by all of the decorations and had a look of awe on her face when she saw them all. Below are some more photos from the day! 

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 A Birthday Note From Mommy 

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To my darling Ava, 

Happy 3rd birthday and what a special day it is. It seems like yesterday I was holding you in my arms for the very first time thinking how lucky I was you chose me to be your mommy. You stole my heart then and continue to steal it everyday. You continue to amaze me as I watch you grow into a beautiful little girl who is strong and courageous with a shining spirit that can light up the world. You light up my world even on the darkest of days. You are my sunshine girl. It is a true joy in life to be able to see you reach for the stars with your curiosity and ever growing imagination. I cannot wait to see what your third year has in store and what adventures life will take you and I on together. Our bond only grows as each year passes. Happy birthday my love bug. May the force be with you on your special day. I love you. 

Xo, Mommy  

 

Pink Bow Weekend Style

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Pink Bow Top c/o || AG Skinny Jeans (on sale!!) || Pink Embellished Sneakers || Rebecca Minkoff Bag || Mom Bracelet || 

Good morning and happy Friday, everyone! This outfit is something you would find me in on any given weekend whether we’re running errands around town or just having some plain ol’ fun. I love how this tie neck embroidered mesh yoke top elevates the look and adds a beautiful feminine flair. It also comes in two other colors (pink and black) that are equally just as stunning. I also recently picked up these jeans from the nsale, which ends tomorrow, so if you have any items you’ve been thinking about now is the time to get them! These jeans fit true to size and are the best fitting jeans I own, though petite heights may need to cuff them a bit like I did above. The problems of short people, haha. 

Be sure to check back in tomorrow for a very special 3rd birthday post for Ava! Along with Ava, Barack Obama and Meghan Markle are also celebrating their birthdays. She’s in good company :) 

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xo, Amanda  

Floral Romance

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Flower Appliqué Top c/o || Floral Maxi Skirt || Similar Circle Bag || Sunglasses || Blush Sandals c/o ||  

Good morning, friends! This is one outfit that completely has me swooning with its beautiful flow and showstopping floral patterns. Its as if I’m floating on air with how this skirt moves. Even the sleeves have a pretty movement to them. The flower appliqués on the mesh sleeves of the top are absolutely stunning! While the skirt and top together have an elegant feel to them, this top could also be worn with a pair of jeans for an elevated casual look. All of these details create one magical romantic look. The top runs true to size. 

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xo, Amanda  

Marigold Floral

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Floral Wrap Dress c/o || Similar Bag || Similar Knotted Sandals || Sunglasses ||  Earrings || 

Good morning and welcome to August! This month is a special one since it’ll be Ava’s third birthday. I can hardly believe she’ll be turning three. Where did all of that time go?! I feel like I was just holding her in my arms for the first time in the hospital when she was born. She’s very excited to be turning three. It’s been a big topic of conversation lately, lol.  

It’s no secret I’ve been enchanted by all things yellow this summer. Many of my outfits have included the happy color either with the accessories or as the centerpiece of an ensemble. This particular look, with a gorgeous floral wrap dress, steps things up a notch creating a monochromatic silhouette. This darker shade of yellow is perfect for transitioning into fall as well. The dress is currently on sale for only $14 and fits true to size. 

 

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xo, Amanda  

The Ladies In Red

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Red Shirt Dress (On Sale!!) || Red Bow Flats (On Sale!!) || Sunglasses || Similar Red Bag || Red Lipstick || 

Another day, another red dress! This was the first rain free day we had, which meant heading outside for the entire day! Ava and I visited various places, but stopped at one of our local parks for the majority of the time. It was refreshing to see and feel some sunshine and to spend time with others enjoying all that summer has to offer. This shirtdress is a vintage dream! It’s included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which ends August 5th. These red bow flats, which I am obsessed with, are also a part of the sale. The red color is striking and the bow on the flats is adorable. Top notch with good details. I had so many people come up to me on our day out to tell me how much they liked the outfit, which to me, is clear that it’s a winner! Both fit true to size. I’m wearing a 0p in the dress. 

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xo, Amanda  

July Glossybox // Sea You Soon

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July Glossybox c/o || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Similar Red Dress || 

Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We had the most fun this past weekend, an absolute blast, that I cannot wait to share some photos from! Our church summer fest (like a fair) was also this past Saturday followed by an outdoor service with the sun setting, which was magical. In the meantime, the big talk around town was if everyone got their lawns mowed, haha. We had rain for the past week and I’m talking about major downpours to the point of flooding, though thankfully the Susquehanna river did not flood it’s banks this time. We had a brief reprieve Saturday and a Sunday with everyone rushing around to fit all of their outdoor activities in while the sun shined, including the lawn. It’s supposed to rain now for another straight week, but I’m hoping the forecast will change eventually. 

Now, onto this months ocean themed Glossy Box! First, how gorgeous is the design created by Sarah Bolton, on the box?! I’m head over heels for it. Anything ocean related makes me happy :). The box itself is perfect for keeping mementoes in. Check out below the products included, many that I’ve used already! 

Skinn Cosmetics Infusion Recover & Renee Single-Use Facial Masks:  I used one of these the other night and LOVED it. My skin felt slightly tingly after the mask had this beautiful glow the next day. All good things, haha! This restorative facial mask is soaked in nutrients like lavender, tamarind seeds and dried apples, it also uses lacticacid for milks exfoliation and vitamin C to help skin appear revitalized. 

Kueshi Facial Makeup Remover: This has to be the best eye makeup remover I have ever used. It did not sting my eyes and actually did get everything off, while also leaving the delicate skin feel soft. I was impressed! The two-part routine uses soft oils to remove ever waterproof makeup and lotion to leave you feeling fresh and clean. 

NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil In Mermaid Tears: I’ve used this for the past few days and appreciate how it keeps my cuticle area moisturized, plus it has a really nice scent! The vitamin E combined with sunflower seed oil not only nourishes your nails and cuticles, but locks it in for lasting effects. 

John Masters Organics Citris & Neroli Detangler: This is a very lightweight conditioner, not creamy, and sinks right in. The key ingredients like grapefruit and soy protein tone, hydrate and strengthen your hair without layering multiple products. 

John Masters Organics Hair Spray: This hair spray smells so fresh and pretty! It has a touchable hold and non-sticky feel. 

It’s Skin Mini Macaron Lip Balm: This is absolutely adorable and looks just like my favorite cookie. Inside this macaron is a moisturizing nourishment to make your lips as tantalizing as your tan! 

 

 

xo, Amanda 

A Day Of R&R With Shakti Salon

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Shakti Salon Servies c/o || Yellow Tie Sleeve Dress || Similar Yellow Sandals || Rattan Tote || Sunglasses || 

Good morning and happy Friday, friends!  Im very excited to share my recent visit at Shakti, a high end Aveda salon in Kingston, PA. As soon as I walked in I immediately felt welcomed. Everyone was so friendly and kind! I felt like a I was talking to old friends. The salon itself is gorgeous. An abundance of natural light streams in through the large windows making the salon have a very airy, bright, and cheerful atmosphere.

I had a mani, pedi, hair gloss treatment, and cut done. I’ll tell you, this mama needed some rest and relaxation and Shakti delivered just that! All of the products used were Aveda and are shown here. I’ve been a long time fan of Aveda and their natural ingredients. My hands and feet were so soft afterwards (the foot bath was heavenly!) and I adore the OPI color we chose. It’s really pops for summer! After the mani and pedi, I got a hair gloss treatment followed by the cherry almond shampoo and conditioner. It smells sooo yummy! Lastly, I had a cut with long layers put in and then styled with some curls. My hair looks the best it ever has. It feels soft, is incredibly shiny, looks healthy and has beautiful movement to it. 

I knew that I was going to be at the salon for about four hours so I wanted to dress in something comfortable, but also chic enough to go be able to go out afterwards. This tie-sleeve swing dress fits the bill! The color I’m wearing is currently sold out, but seven additional colors still remain. I love how soft the dress is and the cute little tie details on the cap sleeve with an open accent. It’s currently on sale too! 

I honestly cannot thank everyone enough for my wonderful experience at Shakti. I really do not treat myself very often with beauty services so this was truly a treat. It was honestly my first mani and pedi too! That’s hard to believe, but I’ve always done them myself. I couldn’t stop smiling as I saw all of the results. Thank you again Shakti! 

Shakti Salon has a very special new guest offer going on right now for $20 off your next service. Get the coupon HERE 

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xo, Amanda  

Toile Print And Golden Hearts

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Ruffle Crop Top c/o || Similar Toile Print Skirts (Here) And (Here) || Humble Chic Rose Gold Heart Earrings c/o || Sandals || Rattan Tote ||  

Happy Wednesday, friends! I’ve has this skirt for quite some time now that I originally purchased from ModCloth. I’ve always had a “thing” for this print since it reminds me so much of the blue and white antique pattern you see on tea cups, plates, or bowls. I wanted to give this skirt a little refresh with this ruffle crop top that has the most seductive back, or lack there of, haha. Honestly though, the back is my favorite part of the top. It’s quintessentially summer. The 24k rose gold heart earrings (rose gold!!) are quite a delicate beauty. They’re elegantly designed, lightweight, and the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Humble Chic has always been a go-to for me when I’m looking for some delicate jewelry. The hearts not only evoke a sense of romance, but also charm and are a chic alternative to the traditional hoop style. You can use the code AMANDAHEART  for 35% off of the heart earrings in any color or size! The code is good for today Wednesday the 25th through Thursday the 26th. 

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Xo, Amanda  

Yellow Floral Top

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Yellow Floral Top || White Shorts || Blush Floral Loafers || Wicker Bag || Sunglasses || Sunhat || Anchor And Pearl Bracelet || Tassel Earrings c/o || 

Good morning, friends! Lately, I’ve been smitten with anything and everything yellow. I can’t seem to get enough of the cheery sunshine color! When I saw this yellow floral top, it was a no brainer for me. It’s a lightweight chiffon material, perfect for any summer outing. This would also make a great top to wear to work with a blazer. It’s extremely versatile and fits true to size. There’s also eighteen total designs for this top. Variety is the spice of life! 

 

Did anyone go see Mama Mia Here We Go Again this past weekend? I saw it and loved it!  The actors all did a great job and the story was very touching. The last scene with Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfreid (mother and daughter in the movie) was so beautifully done. I could not stop crying watching it. You’ll know why when you see it. It reminded me so much of my mother and I with Ava. 

 

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xo, Amanda  

Mommy And Me // Monogrammed Pink Roll Neck Sweater

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Ava’s Pink Monogrammed Roll Neck Sweater c/o || My Pink Sweater || Blush Sandals || Shorts || Sunglasses ||  || Anchor and Pearl Bracelet ||  

Good morning and happy Monday! I'm so excited to finally be able to share this post! As you know, any post that has Ava in it is very special to me, including this dreamy sunset with our mommy and me outfits. I absolutely adore matching with my mini! Ava’s sweater from Monogram Mary was the inspiration for our outfits. It’s a beautifully made roll neck sweater with a turtle motif and Ava’s initials inside. I was blown away by the quality of the piece and also how cute Ava looks in it! It’s the perfect weight for a cool summer night too. You can chose from a variety of motifs, thread colors, monogram styles, and different fonts. We kept our look casual with the pink sweaters. some jean shorts, and pink sandals. I really love the third picture of Ava here. She looks like a little model! It truly was a magical night with the gorgeous sunset and fun we had while capturing these precious moments. 

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xo, Amanda  

No7 Beauty

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T-Shirt Dress || Celestial Earrings ||  No7 Lash Impact Lash Serum || No7 Lash Impact Lash Primer || No7 Lash Impact Ultra in Brown/Black || No7 Matte Liquid Lips (I’m Using Captivate) || Other Colors Include, Grace, Inspire, Captivate, Courage, Conquer, and Fearless (Taken In Order Of The Second Picture ) || All No7 products c/o  

I’ve always had a love for makeup. I can remember being a little girl anxiously awaiting the time when I would be able to apply makeup. I fondly remember going to Claire’s and Afterthoughts with my mom to buy my first eyeshadows and lip glosses. It’s a joy for me to watch my own daughter now go through all of my makeup and get excited to try different things on. She’s most fond of lipsticks and eyeshadows herself. Watching her veins back so many memories of myself doing the exact same thing with my mom. 

I get pretty excited when I try a brand I’ve been hearing many wonderful things about. Mascara and lipsticks are the two items I purchase the most of, namely because I’ve never had a bad reaction or breakout from them. My skin is very sensitive making me extra careful as to what I apply to it. I’ve tried tons of different mascaras and lipsticks throughout the years and have found a few that I go back to time and time again.

Adding to my go-tos are these new products from No7. I’ve seen this brand before, mostly while browsing at Target, and have always wanted to try them. I can happily say that these products live up to their hype! First, the Matte Liquid Lips. I love the idea of a matte lip, but have never found ones that do not dry my lips to the point of unsightly flaking. I was pleasantly surprised when these highly pigmented glosses when on, without feeling sticky, became matte, but still felt pillow-y without drying my lips. My favorite colors are Captivate and Inspire. Grace is a stunning neautral, but I typically need a little more color or I look like a ghost. 

Next, the Lash Impact products. Mascaras are my favorite type of makeup. While I don’t do anything drastic with my makeup, I do spend the most time on my eyes creating a soft shimmery neautral base, then liquid liner to crest a cat eye, followed by two to three layers of mascara.  At night I sweep on a layer of the Lash Serum on the base of my upper lashes, which stays in place and does not get into my eyes unlike other lash serums I’ve tried. I just started to use this a few days ago and cannot say as to whether my lashes have grown or not, but I’ll keep you updated! The Lash Primer Perfecter is the first coat I put on in the morning. It has a black color and will tint the lashes and act as a amplifier for the mascara. You could also wear this alone if you like a more natural look and to also tint the bottom lashes. Lastly, I apply two coats of the Lash Impact Ultra in the Brown/Black color. I’ve always found that a brown shade looks more natural. The mascara is creamy and dries fast without any flaking! Yes!! No flaking. I get some nice length to my lashes, which also remain smudge free too. 

xo, Amanda  

The Perfect Summer Dress

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Blue And White Stripe Dress || Straw Circle Bag || Sunglasses || Pearl And Anchor Bracelet || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Blue Pearl Slide Sandal || 

Good morning, friends! This is one dress that I can definitely say is perfect for summer. Not only are the blue and white stripes effortlessly classic, but I actually stayed cool while wearing this in humid weather. It’s on sale now too! I know this will be on re-peat until the end of summer, I’ve already worn it three more times. It’s fits great and is comfortable to wear. I’m also impressed by the quality of the material (lightweight) and how this dress could be worn to work, a weekend BBQ, or to the beach. It works for so many different occasions all while remaining totally chic! 

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xo, Amanda  

Nordstrom Sale Beauty Favorites

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Good morning, friends! Today I wanted to share some of my top beauty favorites in this year’s Nordstrom anniversary sale. To me, this is where you get the biggest bang for your buck. While I’m all about getting some great fashion finds, it’s our beauty products that we use day in and day out. Ive used some of the products listed here, including the Kate Somerville Scrub, Moroccan Oil, T3 Blow Dryer, Lancôme Concentrate, Kihel’s, and the SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror, and cannot day enough good things about them. This is a fantastic time to stock up on all of your favorites and even try some new goodies out too.  

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xo, Amanda