Memorial Day Sales + I’m Officially A Grownup

I was really excited to wake up to so many sales announcements on my birthday. Nordstrom having their Half-Yearly Sale on my birthday? Now, that’s customer service. In all seriousness though, I’m officially a grownup as of today. I’m no longer eligible to mooch off of my parents’ insurance, and, in today’s day and age, I think that’s the start of adulthood. As a grownup, I should know better than to blow my whole paycheck on clothing, but there are so many sales right now that I can’t pass up!

Ann Taylor – 40% off with code SHOP40

Anthropologie – 20% off sale

Banana Republic – 40% off with code BRSUMMER

Bloomingdale’s – 20% off sale with code SPRING20

J.Crew – 30% off with code WEEKEND

J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything

Lauren James – 20% off short sleeve tees, beach blankets, and tumblers with code TTT20

Loft – 40% off everything

Lord & Taylor – 20% off with code MEMORIAL

Macy’s – 20% off Memorial Day sale items + an extra 25% off with code HOORAY

Marley Lilly – flash sale

ModCloth – up to 40% off

Neiman Marcus – 25-40% off

Nordstrom – Half Yearly Sale

Old Navy – up to 50% off

Ralph Lauren – extra 30% off sale with code RLMEM15

The Body Shop – buy 3, get 3 free + free shipping + free body butter with $60 purchase (I’m stocking up on stocking stuffers with this deal!)

Blossom Vox Box

I’ve been part of this really awesome program, Influenster, for a while now. Basically, they send boxes every so often with really great new products to try, and you share it with your friends on social media! (If you’re interested, you can sign up here.) This time, I got the Blossom Vox Box, a box dedicated to spring.

Contents:

Beanitos bean chips: These are so good! I love tortilla chips but rarely divulge in them, but the protein and fiber in these made me feel a little better about eating the whole bag.

Clairol Hair Food Root Cleanser: I have long hair that tends to get pretty oily at the roots after a day. I’ve only used this once so far, but I washed and styled my hair Monday morning and, as I’m writing this Tuesday night, my hair still looks good. Plus, it smells great!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs: They call this leg makeup, but it’s essentially self tanner that doesn’t smell bad and washes off once you hop in the shower. I’ve actually been using this since last spring, and I love love love it. If you’ve seen a picture of me in a dress on Instagram, you’ve seen me with this on.

Bear Naked Granola: I added this to some Greek yogurt, and it was perfect on-the-go breakfast! Very tasty, even to someone who isn’t a granola lover.

 Nasoya Zero Calorie Noodles: I was gluten-free in college (Celiac’s runs in my fam, but it turns out gluten isn’t my issue, so I’m not anymore), so I was very familiar with these before the Vox Box. They’re a great gluten-free, vegan, low fat, and low calorie pasta alternative. Nothing will ever truly replace pasta in my mind (I’m part Italian), but these come closes!

NYC New York Color City Proof 24HR Eye Shadow: True story. I really don’t wear much makeup. Mascara, always, but that’s about it. However, I did want to give this a try before sharing anything with you. I was really impressed with how long this lasted and that it didn’t cause creases on my eyelids – two things that have long prevented me from wearing eye shadow. While I still won’t wear it every day, this is great for special nights out.

Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30: I was really impressed with how moisturized this left my skin. I usually only put sunscreen on when I know I’m going to be in the sun all day, but this is great for everyday wear when you know you’re probably going to be in the sun but not enough to warrant your normal sunscreen. Perfect for parties that start during the day and transition into evening soirees.

Thanks to Influenster and all these great brands for letting me try their products!

Charles River Apparel Giveaway

Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed I’m hosting a giveaway with Charles River. If you’re not, why are you even on Insta? I kid, I kid. It’s literally the easiest giveaway you’ll ever enter. All you have to do is like the photo and follow both of our accounts, and you’re set! You can win extra entries by tagging friends and reposting the photo.

Can’t wait to see if you won? I don’t blame you. You can get the New Englander (pictured above) here. This is the perfect jacket for spring. It’s extremely lightweight, and it keeps you super dry. I packed it for my Costa Rica trip, and, even though it looks like it was sunny above, I got caught in a few thunderstorms and was saved by this jacket! Another one of my favorites is the Heathered Fleece Jacket, and the Fitness Jacket makes me actually want to try working out.

Good luck!

Tory Burch Sale

I finally checked the weather for my trip, and it’s going to thunderstorm literally every day. Hopefully, it’s like the Dominican and it’ll just rain for an hour or so. Anyway, obviously I was in a bad mood. That is, until I checked Twitter and saw that there’s a Lilly sale! Take 30% through Monday!

Scroll below to find my favorites:

Lilly for Target

Lilly For Target.

Lillygate.

Targhazi.

What an experience! I’m in utter shock over the outrage the release has caused. As someone who deals with the Lilly sale every year, I’m totally used to the website crashing and missing my must-haves, so I wasn’t too upset about that. However, what happened at my local store was nuts. I showed up at 7:45 (The Boy was running late!), and I wasn’t very far back in the line, but there were no clothes left by the time I got in. I meandered over to that area, found one shirt, started to pick it up, and another lady grabbed it from my hands. Insane.

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So while everyone hit the bags next, I walked to the home section. Hoards of women started running past me. Everything was gone. Thankfully, while they were checking out, the (very patient!) Target employees brought out another box, so I was able to score the blanket and mugs before the girls came running back. There were women waiting outside of the dressing rooms hoping people would change their minds. Yikes.

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Overall, I’m very pleased with what I did manage to score from the internet and store. The home items I got – the mugs, cocktail glasses, the basket, and the blanket – are great, and they came just in time for the new place. So far, two of my dresses have arrived. Target’s sizing is a bit different than Lilly’s, so I ordered 2s instead of 0s, but the fit is almost identical. And, not to rub it in for those who didn’t find dresses, I’m seriously impressed with the quality. I purchased a shirt from the Jason Wu collection, and it split at the seams after one wear. It was a loose-fitting blouse, so certainly not an issue of being too tight.

I hope that all of you were just as lucky! And if you scored the napkins and/or hammock and decide to sell it, please let me know :)

Shopbop Sale

  My favorite designers – all at 25% off? Is this another April Fool’s joke? (I swear I fell for all of them this year!) Nope – it’s Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale. Take 25% off with code SPRING25. Check some of my spring favorites below:

 

Big News

Sometimes, I swear I’m insane. I thoroughly enjoy taking on way too much at once. I mean, it’s a great idea to be two weeks away from a major release at work, working on a final project for grad school, and planning a vacation – then casually decide to BUY A HOUSE, right?!

Whether or not it’s a good idea, The Boy has officially bought his first house, and I’m the house guest who will never leave :) While I love our apartment, I’m very ready to have multiple floors and more than one bathroom. (Can I get an amen?)

So now the big question is…how do I decorate? If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen sneak peeks at my décor, but this place is over twice the size, so I need to do some serious shopping. I’m a huge fan of One Kings Lane (invite here) and Joss & Main (invite here) for getting a designer look without the crazy price tags. Where are your favorite places?

 

Delight of the Day 3/30

peplum

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Stripe Peplum Tee from Gap, $39.95. I found this gem on Pinterest paired with a pretty pink pencil skirt, and I fell in love. Such a great outfit for spring! My favorite thing about the Delight of the Day being from Gap? They always have amazing promos! Spend $75, and you’ll save 40% with code HAPPY. Need help getting to $75? See below. Happy shopping!

Delight of the Day 3/26

weekender bag

I have a confession. I always overpack. As in I go for a week but pack for three. I’m a planner by nature, so I always make lists weeks in advance and take clothes/shoes/toiletries so I’m covered for any situation. So, for our trip to Costa Rica, I’m trying to limit myself to a carry on (and I’ll split a checked bag with The Boy). Whilst browsing the latest L.L. Bean Signature catalog, I saw this adorable weekender (and this one, but it’s a little pricier) for $179.00. Now I just have to figure out how to get everything in this bag…

Scroll through below for some of my other favorites