(Sorry about the blurriness of some of these photos!! David does an amazing job, and I am so grateful for him. But I am still figuring out the fullest potential of the functionality of my camera, and then translating that knowledge to him, too. So, if anyone has tips for me to better the clarity consistency of photography with a Nikon -I have the D3300 model, please do share your photography tips!!)
How was your weekend? In my previous post, I broke up my post into three sections: the look, the latest, and the life… so here goes….
It’s no secret that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on, and this is such a cute sundress that I scored on sale from Nordstrom. I actually had my eye on it for a few weeks before I bought it, just to see if it would go on sale. It did, and I bought this comfy, stylish and perfect, summer go-to dress for about $20! Typically, I online shop at my usual suspect, favorite stores by first browsing through new arrivals, then pinning what I like and instead of buying on impulse, I wait a bit before making purchases. The browsing satisfies my shopping lust, the pinning keeps me organized and remembering what I adored, and the waiting keeps my budget [somewhat] in check. When I wait a few days or even weeks, I risk losing out on something I really wanted, but that rarely happens, and I usually end up saving a lot of money because retailers constantly have great deals and sales.
I adore this striped sundress because it’s perfect for a casual daytime look. It looks great layered with a sunhat and a denim jacket. I should also mention that the straw hat that I have on is a hat that I bought from Von Maur at regular price, then it went down by $6 less than a week after I bought it. I saved my $6 (cause, hey! that could be a latte!!) and called Von Maur’s customer service for a price adjustment. Meaning this simple but darling straw hat was only $12! It’s all about smart, by being timely, shopping!
In my last post, I talked about my frustrations with this national battle of the social issues in America. Since I shared a lot in my last post, I’ll spare the length here. But I have to mention that I greatly appreciate the supportive and insightful comments left by many of you. I’m glad that so many good people exist and together we can use our goodness to overwhelm the bad. MLK Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
The best way to be on the up and up of my daily ventures is by adding me to Snapchat, search my username: PrettyPerfect89. I had a really great weekend or rather, week! The fun started on Tuesday when myself and another mom friend of mine took our daughters to Six Flags Great America. It wasn’t too busy, so we rode a bunch of roller coasters, such a blast! Thursday, a friend invited me out boating and a huge group of us partied on Lake Michigan all afternoon and into the evening. Summertime boating days are the best! Friday through Sunday flew by and were spent on date nights with David, patio chilling with friends, and working on some room decor projects. I’ve been building a pretty awesome gallery wall above my desk and I can’t wait to share it! That’s all for now…
How was your weekend? Up to anything exciting now that we are in the heat and heart of summer? Have you landed any awesome finds while shopping lately? What about sharing some of your favorite shopping tips?
With Style & Love,