Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Love LOFT for 50% Off

SALE ALERT!

It's 50% off spring styles AND 50% off sale over at LOFT! Go browse drapey-tee heaven for half the price!

Check out our favorite sale items below:




Happy saving!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

These Aren't Your Grandma's Orthopedics

Nothing quite sums up "love/hate relationship" like our feelings about high heels. Heels make us feel cute, powerful, sexy...and in pain. Dancing the night away in a pair of heels always seems like a great idea until we're hobbling home covered in blisters. But what's a girl to do?

Two words: comfort heels.

No, we're not kidding. 

You may be picturing your grandma's orthopedic shoes, but there are actually tons of amazing heels out there that are designed to fit your feet and be as comfortable as possible. Don't believe us? Check out some of these adorable heels below, and head to the Comfort Shoes section at Nordstrom to see more!




Now dance the night away-pain free!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Nordstrom Triple Points

Guess what?! It's Nordstrom Triple Points week! That means that from now until March 26 cardholders get triple the points on all purchases! What are you waiting for? After all, triple the points means triple the savings.

Check out some amazing stuff that can get you triple points below:



Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Art of the Bar Cart

Is there anything classier than a bar cart?

Bar carts remind us of a bygone era, when men and women made fixing a cocktail an art. And while the excessive bar cart use in the offices of Mad Men may be concerning, we can learn a thing or two about bar cart styling in our homes. 

Read on to learn everything you need to create the perfect bar cart-Don Draper not included. 
 



The Main Event

Obviously you need to start with the cart! Bar carts come in all styles and prices, so finding the perfect one for your home is a cinch. From shiny gold to rustic wood to mid century rattan, we've picked out a range of bar carts for your perusal. 





Shake It

The cocktail shaker may be the most used item on your bar cart, and it's the perfect opportunity to show off your style. Sleek, chic, or even a little silly, cocktail shakers give your cart some personality and should definitely be displayed on the top shelf!




Drink Up

You can't drink without the glasses, and be sure to get a variety of styles for all of the different drinks you'll make! Tumblers, martini glasses, champagne flutes, and a few mule mugs should cover almost all of your drink options.




 

The Cherry on Top

Want to take it to the next level? The cutest bar carts have interesting ice buckets, drink stoppers, and stirrers. And if you haven't upgraded your bottle opener to something chic, now is the time. Ice molds enhance the presentation of the drink and melt slower than regular ice to avoid watering down your concoctions. And don't forget some cute coasters!



Now just stir, and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lessons in French Style

Bonjour!

Okay, that's basically the end of our French vocabulary. But there's another type of French in which we are fluent- French beauty! Today we're teaching you how to fake the French- we may not be riding our bike around Paris, baguette in hand, but we can look the part

Here's how to get that effortless French look:  

The Face



When it comes to looking French, less is more. Focus first on your skin by using a good cream, like the infamous Crème de la Mer, and skip your cakey foundation in favor of a tinted moisturizer. Put on a bit of black mascara, but not too much! And then add the pièce de résistance- the bold red lip. A clean face with a red lip is the French beauty signature and makes you look effortless, like you simply rolled out of bed and swiped on some lipstick before rushing out the door. It doesn't get chicer than that.




 

The Hair



Speaking of rolling out of bed, the French hair look is always a bit messy. Leave your fancy blow dryer at home and let your hair air dry to create some texture- the Bumble & Bumble Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme helps create a great tousled finish. Or fake your waves with a 1.25" curling iron, then don't wash your hair for a couple of days- a little bedhead is a good thing!



 

The Wardrobe



When you think French style, one word comes to mind- classic. French women understand that old (very un-French) adage: if ain't broke, don't fix it. That is to say, they stick with timeless pieces that never go out of style. They also tend to favor clothing that's a bit unisex. Think: stripes, button downs, loafers, and trench coats. You can't go wrong in any of these looks!






There's your quick lesson on all things French style! Très chic!

Friday, March 11, 2016

H&M Mid Season Sale

This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.

H&M is having its Mid Season Sale this weekend- up to 60% off over 500 styles PLUS free shipping on orders over $50 with the code 3354. 

We're talking CRAZY savings, ladies.

Below are just a few of our favorite sale picks. Everything is under $50! Go grab some new duds without draining your bank account. You're welcome.




Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spring Break Forever

See you later, winter! Spring is here and you know what that means- spring break! It's time for sunshine, swimsuits, and drinks on the beach...or maybe just by the public pool. Wherever you'll be soaking up the sun this spring break, we've gathered up all your must-haves for relaxing in style. Put on your sandals, pass the sunscreen, and check out our picks below:




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

City + Sky

There's something about a city skyline...the sky-high buildings and the twinkling windows look like magic and create a beautiful image that is unique to every city. 

Allison and Courtney Edwards have captured that magic and made it wearable. Their company, City + Sky, makes gorgeous jewelry that features city skylines so you can wear and represent the town you love and everything that makes it special. Read on to learn all about City + Sky, including Allison and Courtney's story, inspirations, and advice. You never know- some of that magic might just rub off on you!



Tell us a little about yourselves.

We are Dallas-based twin sisters. Since little girls, we have always had a love of fashion, accessorizing and dressing the part- we get that from our grandmother. With age, we found a love for travel, the arts and enjoying the city life which led us to pursue our blog, Where Wear in the City. We focus most of our content on fashion, health, beauty, events, entertainment, culture and travel.



How did City + Sky get started? What inspired you to create pieces based on city skylines?

After much success with our blog, and years of writing under our belt, we wanted to create something that was focused around cities and we felt skylines were a good representation of a city. At that time, Dallas was voted best international skyline, which really put us on the map.

What obstacles did you encounter when starting this business? How did you overcome them?

Finding the right manufacturer that got our vision was really tough in the beginning. Lots of time and effort to get it right!



What are the best and hardest parts of running your own business? 

The best parts are showing our creativity, making new relationships, traveling, participating in various events and trunk shows, and the excitement of people wearing and asking about our jewelry. The hardest parts on the manpower and the amount of hours that go into it. We both still have our full time jobs, so we stay pretty busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. 



What is the best career advice you've received? What advice would you now give?

If you wanna achieve it, you gotta believe it- words of wisdom from our Dad growing up. If you truly have a passion for something, pursue it and don't give up!



This or that?
Early bird or night owl? Early bird gets the worm
Coffee or tea? Coffee all the way
Work from home or in the office? Work from home
Dog lover or cat lady? Dog lover
L.A. or New York? Both are unique in their own right, including their skylines!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Sundresses Worth Shaving For

Ah, Spring. The grass beneath your feet, the sun on your skin, the wind in your...leg hair.

For all the things we love about Spring, shaving is not one of them. But alas, it's time to bust out the razors. There are some advantages to smooth legs, however. Namely: pretty dresses. 

We've rounded up the best sundresses actually worth shaving your legs for. And did we mention they are all super affordable? So don't worry that shaving season is upon us once again- we promise these frocks will make it all worth it. Check them out below:



Enjoy your smooth legs and chic styles!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cupcakes & Cashmere Collection

Chic alert: did you know blogger Cupcakes & Cashmere designs for Nordstrom? Talk about a collaboration made in fashion heaven. The entire collection is effortless and Insta-worthy with a laid-back SoCal vibe. Check out some of the pieces below. Your Instagram game will thank you:




Now get shopping and snapping!
 

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