Monday, July 25, 2016


Happy Monday! Can you believe my post today is not #NSALE related?! Don't worry - I have more coming for you soon (haha).  

We are back from Santa Monica (tear, tear) and back to the daily grind! If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat - username is @alina2189 for both - you might have seen our trip in action.  I'll have a dedicated post up this week about our trip, but it was truly amazing. Have any of you ever been? I am in love with California!

We took our camera with the intention of taking pictures almost everyday, but we were having such a great time - I honestly wasn't all about blog pictures! We managed to get this outfit on the last night of our trip.  It was my favorite look and the EASIEST. How much do you like two-piece sets? It makes getting dressed so much faster, right? 

I didn't take many accessories with me...but definitely took this new BaubleBar baby out for a spin. Are you loving it as much as I do? If you're not 100% sold on the choker trend this season, I feel like this one is a hybrid between choker and a statement necklace! And I've totally been living in this Sole Society sunnies...they go with everything.  Stay tuned for more of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts and a little vacation recap a little later this week!

Thank you for reading, hope you have a great day. 


Friday, July 22, 2016



Happy Friday! Today, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public! For the past week, these new, fall designer items were only available to Nordstrom cardholders - but now everyone can shop; even if you don't have a Nordstrom debit or credit card! Let the madness begin =)

There are really SO many items, it was hard to narrow it down to my "must-haves".  You can check out more of my posts HERE, HERE and HERE. I tried not to round-up the same items so you can see some variety in choices that are part of the sale. 

Some of the most popular items this year are included in my board above.  The Steve Madden cut-out booties have been restocked; the Vince Camuto leopard handbag (so cute), the Lush cris-cros top and the Blank NYC moto jacket. I hope you will find some items that you love - lots of these are under $50 and $100 so definitely affordable!

I am constantly updating items as I find them on my 'SHOP' tab above! Be sure to stop by & check for more items as the sale goes on.  ALL prices go up on August 8. 

Check out more of my picks below - thank you so much for stopping by. 





Sunday, July 17, 2016


Hi everyone! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. I managed to make it to Nordstrom during our trip and took a few pictures of what I purchased! My review and sizing info are below each picture =) P.S. - please don't mind the awful quality!

Top is by WAYF, I'm wearing an XS (still felt like a relaxed fit). It's only $40!  Jeans are Paige Denim, size 27. I LOVE the fit - they're so stretchy, feel like leggings.  They are currently $124, marked down from $189.

Here is a full picture of the same outfit above (the jeans are burgundy).

Wearing a Lush tee (more in store) but SO comfy and only $20. I wore a medium for a looser fit.  Jacket is by BP, also one of my favorite purchases - I am wearing an XS.  Jeans are by AG and are amazing material. I'm wearing a size 27 and so comfortable & stretchy too.

This is the same Lush tee, so you can see how it looks without a jacket. 

I LOVE this BP sleeveless sweater - it has slits on the side (currently $42). I am wearing an XS. It'll look great with faux leather leggings once it gets cooler. But you can definitely style it now for an evening out, with dressy shorts. 
My favorite purchase was this BLANKNYC jacket! The price is unbelievable - only $64. I am wearing an XS. It isn't tight and looks fitted & not too large.  It's a perfect moto jacket to have during the transitional period from summer to fall. I know that this is probably one of the most popular items that we look for in the fall - GET IT NOW! You won't regret. 

I've been eyeing these Steve Madden booties since the sale and wanted to purchase them, but smallest size was an 8.5! I'll end up ordering online, but these are the best transitional booties! I have something very similar from Steve Madden and have worn them over and over (mine have a lower heel).  The color and heel are great for everyday. And they're only $86 right now!

These are my favorite black booties that I've seen as part of the sale (by Vince Camuto)! You can't go wrong with them, super versatile and comfortable! They are currently $99, marked down from $160.  

These booties are just beautiful (by Vince Camuto). I love the cut-out detail and that it's peep-toe! You can start wearing them now with dresses and shorts.  The color is pretty neutral and will compliment a lot of your outfits! They are also currently $100, marked down from $150. 

You can view my other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts HERE and HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 16, 2016



Happy Saturday and greetings from Santa Monica! It's so beautiful here - relaxed vibes all around! We are having the best time...if you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram (@alina2189), you might have seen that we were in Hollywood yesterday acting like true tourists.  Honestly, it felt like we were in Times Square all over again. We did saw the Hollywood sign from the Highland!

While we were taking a walk, of course - I saw Nordstrom right around here! I will definitely try to stop by a little later, but wanted to start a little series with you while the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on.  Even though it isn't open to the public yet, I wanted to share my top shoe picks with you since items seem to be going REAL fast. You can still apply for a Nordstrom debit/credit card and shop early access HERE.   

Mostly all my picks are 40% off, the prices are ridiculous! The Stuart Weitzman OTK boots are currently $499, marked down from $798! I really love the Steve Madden cut-out booties, they looks super comfy.  And all the flats are under $100-need I say more? I recently bought a pair of BP wedges that I can't stop wearing (for $39) and they came out with a similar pair for the same sale price.  They are extremely comfortable and versatile. I told my entire family to buy them too (haha). ALSO, the Tory Burch boots - you need to buy them for $299! I have an almost identical pair (the TB sign is a little smaller on mine) but I ended up wearing them basically everyday in the fall and winter.  

I'll definitely let you know once I stop by Nordstrom in LA, but in the meantime you can shop this post as well as my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access HERE.  Enjoy the rest of your day!


Thursday, July 14, 2016



Hi everyone! Today's the day everyone has been anticipating...the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Early access is open to cardholders! The sale opens for the public next week, be sure to check back on my blog.  I will keep you updated on great sale picks, restocked items and what I'm crushin' on! I had another type of post in mind today, but I'm currently sitting at the airport waiting to board...we're going to Santa Monica! 

I've rounded up some of my favorites from the sale for you - mostly all these items are LESS THAN $100! From all my favorite brands like BP, Topshop, Leith, Hudson, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Tory Burch - I can go on and on! This Nordstrom sale is to die for...I'm sure you already got a sneak peek from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog (I know I did).

These are great pieces to invest in because you'll find yourself wearing them over and over.  I know that it is hard to think about booties and jackets, but I remember I was kicking myself last year when I didn't take advantage of buying a few items that were marked down so significantly.  P.S. - my favorite from my board is the Rebecca Minkoff bag that looks like the Chloe handbag!

Also, if you head to the 'shop' tab - I will keep updating items from the sale as well.  Happy shopping!

Here are a few other picks from the sale:




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