We’ve reached that point in the summer where I go into panic mode that time is flying by. Wait, it’s the end of July? How many more sunny days do we have left?! Snow must be around the corner! Anyway, I’m trying to savor the current heat wave we have going on. Hope your weekend is wonderful! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram (@sharingmysole) to see my weekend adventures.
A few favorites from around the web…
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong. But prices go back up Sunday, so shop this weekend friends! My favorite finds have been these flats, this sweater and these boots which will be perfect for winter. Andddd my favorite bra. (Stock up!)
You know what’s on repeat for the back half of this summer? White denim and this cute little blouse. I think I’m finally pulling out some true summer staples now that the heat is finally here. The beginning of the season was rainy and a bit chilly, but now it’s 90s and sunshine. And constant humidity. Of course it is, right when I’ve ordered some fall boots on sale. Anyone feel me?
Just in case you want to order some fall boots while you’re still rocking your sandals, well the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still happening through Sunday. Check out my favorites here and here soak up the sale while it’s still going on.
I realize I haven’t done a beauty post in for.ev.er, but I wanted to share some recent beauty favorites that I use on a daily basis. Here’s a list of my current favorites…
Hoola Benefit Bronzer: I was recently searching for a new bronzer and decided to give this one a try after reading some positive reviews. I just use a light sweep (and can layer on more color) but it’s just the right shade and isn’t shimmery.
NARS ‘Ita’ Kabuki Brush: This brush is a bit of an investment, but my goodness it makes contouring a cinch. A monkey could contour with this brush. So if you’re struggling with figuring out how to contour your cheekbones, I highly recommend this brush. It will last you a lifetime.
Clarisonic Mia: I’ve talked about the Clarisonic brush before, but it really is my skin saver. It gently exfoliates without over-drying and leaves my skin feeling beyond smooth. If you haven’t invested in one, it’s currently a part of the Nordstrom Sale and I would definitely recommend it.
Essie ‘Hip-Anema’ Polish: This is my go-to shade for summer. It’s the perfect cheery shade without being too red. I basically have it on from May to September.
Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ Mascara & Clinique High Impact Mascara: This is my perfect mascara combination and has been for years. I start with Maybelline for both length and volume and then follow with a swipe of Clinique once the first layer has dried. Both of them combined make for long and volumized lashes all day.
Stila Lip Glaze: I’ve always had a large collection of nude and light pink lip glosses in my purse and these give nice color with a shiny gloss finish with staying power.
I have not purchased or worn a white sundress in years, but this one was just too lovely to pass up. And it’s just not like me to say no to a cute summer dress. I’m not sure why I’ve stayed away from all white ensembles in the past, but I think it has something to do with a fear of spilling red wine all over myself. Valid apprehension.
If you haven’t shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet, then get to it! Prices go up August 3rd, so there is still time to shop some amazing deals for fall. My favorite part? Shoes, naturally. Here’s a round up of my favorite shoes under $100.
My favorite shoe find are these Halogen flats. So good for under $60 and they come in a bunch of colors and patterns. Blush? Yes please. And the black stingray print is my second favorite. Might just need those in my closet as well…
Whenever I’m in a style rut, I always return to the basics. Trends come and go, but neutrals are forever. Or something deep like that. I’m not sure why it took me til mid-summer to pull out my white denim, but here they are and they are now being worn on repeat. And yes, leopard is always a neutral.
The Bloggers Who Budget gals are back and this month and we’re styling our favorite summer dresses for under $75. I snagged this maxi dress at the beginning of the season for under $40 (!!!) and it’s been the perfect, breezy summer dress. So good that I might just get it in blue too…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here for all! I’d be lying to you if I said I haven’t been counting down the days for this sale to begin. It’s my favorite sale of the year. New fall pieces at discounted prices? Yes and yes. I’ve pulled together my list of must-haves and all the favorites on my wish list. Happy shopping!
It’s a great time to stock up on some basics like these tees or to great some great pieces for the fall. I adore this pleated hem sweater for under $60.
It’s hard to say no to the amazing beauty deals that are a part of the sale. If you don’t have a Clarisonic, I would highly recommend it.
Also need this nail polish set – Deborah Lippman polishes seem to stay on forever with minimal chips.
6. FOR THE BOYS
Now is a great time to think ahead to the holiday season and get a few gifts while they are on sale! Here are some picks for the men in your life.
I’ve been gravitating so much toward stripes all summer that this plum blouse was a refreshing change. Who can say no to a flowing, simple cami for summer evenings? That’s what I thought. Luckily this closet basic also comes in black, white and shades of blues, so it can be remixed all season and into fall.
This dress has been in heavy rotation since I scooped it up on major sale. (Under 20 bucks? Yes please). Initially I purchased it for a trip to New York because I figured it would be the easiest thing to pack, but it’s quickly become my favorite thing to throw on and run weekend errands. Or throw on and drink wine. Can you blame me? It’s the easiest and cutest thing for every occasion.