Monday, July 23, 2018

#NSale Beauty Picks

Hi friends!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to the public, which means you can shop the sale with or without the Nordstrom card. Today I'm sharing my top beauty picks!



1. Drybar The Most Wanderful Waves Set // $165 ($240 Value)
I LOVE Drybar products! I use their dry shampoo and it works wonders on my hair (only have to wash my hair twice a week).

2. T3 Cura Hair Dryer // $134 ($200 Value)
Pricey, but I hear awesome things about this dryer.

3. MAC Nordy Girl Metallic Face & Eye Set // $44.50 ($202 Value)
This is an amaaazing deal! It includes an eye shadow/highlighter palette, mascara and eye liner.

4. Laura Geller INKcredible Eyeliner Set // $29 ($88 Value)
These are my favorite eye liners so I definitely plan to order one of these sets. You get 4 liners- 2 blacks, a brown and a purple.

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo // $28 ($43 Value)
I've raved about Anastasia brow products before on my blog and on my Instagram stories. I use the brow wiz pencil EVERY day. The pencil usually costs $21 so it's a good deal because for $28 you also get the brow gel. The only downside is that they only offer a few shades in this set.

6. Impressions Vanity Co. Touch Trifold XL Dimmable L.E.D. Make Up Mirror // Sale: $58.90 (After Sale: $89)
I NEED this mirror! Since having Logan, I tend to do my make up in various parts of the house (LOL). I could really use a portable stand up mirror like this!

7. Sigma Beauty Brush Duo // $33 ($50 Value)
I just bought this in stores and can't wait to try these foundation brushes. They get raving reviews!!

8. Stila Color Me Classic Set // $20 ($33 Value)
I didn't purchase this because my eyes are sensitive to the eye liner, but I've heard SO many people say Stila is their favorite liquid liner. I have tried the liquid lipstick and LOVE it. My favorite is the color Perla. This shimmery caramel shade looks really pretty, too!

9. Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set // $60 ($90 Value)
I want this set SO. BADLY...just don't like the price tag (even though it's a good deal for the brand). I have her lipstick in Kim K.W. and liner in Iconic Nude. I'm a huge fan!!



Have you guys purchased any beauty items from the sale?? I would love to hear your favorites! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

First Look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale {Early Access}

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (known as the #NSale on social media) is an annual 3 week sale featuring brand new fall and winter merchandise at discounted prices. Instead of starting at full price, these items are marked down FIRST and then prices go back up after a selected period of time!

What are the dates?
The Early Access Sale is for cardholders and runs from July 12-19. Only Nordstrom debit and credit card holders can shop the sale during this time. It's definitely worth having a Nordstrom credit card because you can shop this sale early and be sure to get your favorite items before they sell out! The sale opens to the public on July 20 and runs through August 5. After that, prices go back up.

What are the most popular items?
The most popular fashion items are boots and booties, scarves, basic tees, cardigans, denim and designer handbags. 

What's the best way to shop this sale?
There are definitely advantages to shopping both online and in the store. I like to browse online first to get an idea of what is available and which items I have my eye on BEFORE going to the store. I must admit, it can be overwhelming in stores, especially if you go in without a game plan! A great way to shop the sale online is by visiting your favorite blogs (after all, we do a lot of work to make your shopping easier!). From there, decide which items are your favorites and what you would like to add to your fall and winter wardrobe, then head to your local Nordstrom to try things on! And remember, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, so grab your favorites before they sell out. You can always return and exchange items later!

This post is BARELY scratching the surface of the sale, but I wanted to get my favorites on here ASAP for you to shop! I'll be heading to Nordstrom today and I'll have a 'try on session' post up tomorrow (follow along on Instagram stories @styleinharmony). I also plan to cover my beauty favorites at some point and I would like to share more handbag options, too.

Okay, without further ado...


1. BP. Plaid Shirt // Sale: $31.90 ~ After Sale: $49
One of my favorite buys from last year! I got so much wear out of this button down throughout the fall and winter. I wore mine with black denim a lot! 

2. Steve Madden Trace Studded Mule // Sale: $49.90 ~ After Sale: $79.95
How cute are the studs on this?? I'm also crushing on the snakeskin pattern!

3. BP. Tonya Open Toe Mule // Sale: $49.90 ~ After Sale: $79.95
At first glance, these are my favorite shoes in the sale so far! I love the blush suede color.

4. Hunter Original Short Rain Boot // Sale: $89.90 ~ After Sale: $140
I never knew how much I needed a great rain boot until I got my tall black Hunters a few years ago. If it's raining or snowy, I know exactly what shoe I'm putting on before I leave the house! I'm a huge fan of the brand and I'm loving this short boot. Hunters don't go on sale often, so GRAB THEM NOW!

5. Jeffery Campbell Vanhook Bootie // Sale: $92.90 ~ After Sale: $139.95
I haven't tried these before, but I hear they are SO comfy and made really well.

6. Shiraleah Addison Scarf // Sale: $21.90 ~ After Sale: $33
Loving the fall colors in this scarf.

7. Treasure & Bond Three-Layer Pendant Necklace // Sale: $29.90 ~ After Sale: $49

8. Nordstrom Genuine Calf Hair Leopard Print Clutch // Sale: $65.90 ~ After Sale: $99
Because who doesn't need a leopard clutch!?

9. STS Blue Emma Ripped Fray Hem Skinny Jeans // Sale: $38.90 ~ After Sale: $59
A great year round black skinny jean! 

10. BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee // Sale: $11.90 ~ After Sale: $17
I wear basic tees on the regular throughout the entire year. They are cute and easy to throw on with jeans or jean shorts! During the colder months, I throw on a long cardigan or moto jacket over top.

11. BP. Cocoon Cardigan // Sale: $31.90 ~ After Sale: $49
I bought last years version of this cardigan in burgundy and I reached for it all fall and winter! There are so many ways to wear open front cardigans...I wear a tee or tank under mine with jeans and booties!

12. BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket // Sale: $64.90 ~ After Sale: $98
I love that this moto jacket has a hood!

13. Leith Sleek Knit Midi Dress // Sale: $42.90 ~ After Sale: $65
Midi dresses are trending this year and I think this one would be really cute with a long cardigan or blazer over it and some booties.

14. BLANKNYC The Rivington Ripped Straight Leg Jean // Sale: $64.90 ~ After Sale: $98
I'm OBSESSED with these. Can't wait to try them on in stores!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 25, 2018

What to Buy at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends!

It feels SO long since I've posted on here. Life has been pretty busy! Logan is turning one in a few weeks and he is ON THE MOVE. I can't believe how big he's getting. It feels like yesterday that he was born!

Anyway, I'm really happy to be getting up a new post today and I'm covering my favorites from one of the biggest Nordstrom sales of the year (second to the anniversary sale, which is coming up in July)! Almost everything below is under $100. The images are clickable and will take you right to the site! 

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Logan's Nursery Reveal

 

I can't believe it's taken me this long to share Logan's nursery with you all (now that he's 9 months old, ha)! We finished most of it before Logan was born (which I highly recommend doing...no time after baby arrives!), but I had a few things to add to the wall decor before it was completed. My original plan for his nursery was to use a gray/white/aqua color scheme and elephant theme. The very first thing I purchased was the elephant/balloon canvas print above the dresser (from HomeGoods). I sort of based the whole room off of it! I ended up adding some more color and jungle animals with the bedding we chose. I had a hard time finding a bedding set that I loved, until I saw this Levtex Baby Zambezi one at Babies "R" Us! It had the gray and aqua colors I wanted, as well as elephants, and I thought the arrows were really cute. From there, the room started coming together! For doing it by myself (with help from Todd/other family), I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm no interior designer and while I consider myself to have an eye for fashion, I'm not great with home decorating/designing. I really admire people who are!! 

I've linked everything that's available below or shared where it's from. If you have any questions, comment or send me an e-mail! Needless to say, Logan's bedroom is my favorite room in the house! :)

NURSERY DETAILS

BeddingLevtex Baby Zambezi 
Musical Mobile: Levtex Baby Zambezi
Lion Crib Blanket: Levtex Baby Zambezi
Changing Pad Cover: Levtex Baby Zambezi
Lamp Stand: Amazon
Diaper Pail: Ubbi
Glider + Ottoman: Angel Line Windsor Glider and Ottoman, also available here (Amazon)
Faux Fur Throw (over glider): Levtex Baby
White Shelves: Target
Books on Shelves: Usborne (Logan LOVES these books. Comment below if you are interested in ordering...my cousin is a consultant!)
Turquoise "L" Letter Wall Decor: Hobby Lobby
Laundry Bin: HomeGoods
Faux Fur Floor Rug: T.J.Maxx, similar here
Explore Book Bin: This was a gift
Turquoise Lamp: HomeGoods
Elephant/Balloon Canvas Print: HomeGoods
Giraffe Cut Out Wall Art: Babies "R" Us (sold out online), elephant version here
Logan Reid Wall Art: Bought from a local artist
Silver Leaf First Year Frame: Pottery Barn Kids 
Silver Leaf Handprint and Footprint Frame: Pottery Barn Kids
Noah's Ark Wooden Mounted Rack: From an antique show (we use the hooks for Logan's coats and hats)
Wipe Warmer: Munchkin
Stuffed Elephant in Crib: HomeGoods


Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How I Whiten My Teeth At Home

Good morning, friends!

Today I'm excited to share my recent teeth whitening experience with you all! One of the first things I notice about people is their smile. I have always tried to take good care of my teeth, and throughout high school (post braces) and college, I was always pretty confident about my smile. I often had people comment on how white my teeth were and I took pride in that! That confidence has changed in the last few years, though...
It's hard to believe, but I didn't start drinking coffee until I was in graduate school (I know, right!?). My love for coffee since then has definitely taken a toll on my teeth. I've tried Crest Whitening Strips a few times, but never saw much of a difference. I got a professional whitening treatment done right before my wedding (5 years ago), and I was happy with the results, but I haven't whitened since then...well, until Smile Brilliant.
When Smile Brilliant reached out to me, I was thrilled to give their products a try! They provide dentist grade teeth whitening products for less than $200. This at-home teeth whitening kit is sent right to your front door! Being a new mom, this was a HUGE plus for me. I was really impressed with how easy the whole process was! First, Smile Brilliant sent me the molds to create my custom-fit whitening trays. I created the molds (they send easy to follow step-by-step instructions) and mailed them back in the provided envelope. I received my custom-fit trays about a week later and began the whitening process.
The best time to whiten is right before bed, since you aren't supposed to eat or drink afterward. You can wear the trays anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours. I would usually keep them in for about an hour. During that time, I went about my normal evening routine, such as dinner clean up, putting Logan to bed, watching TV, etc. I whitened for 10 days and plan to continue to use the trays as needed (I still have leftover whitening gel). 
If you're interested in trying this product but have sensitive teeth and gums, Smile Brilliant has you covered! Along with the whitening gel, they send a desensitizing gel. After you finish whitening, just rinse your trays and apply the desensitizing gel. Wear your trays for another 15-20 minutes. I used the desensitizing gel a few times but then tried whitening without it. I ended up not having any sensitivities and didn't need it going forward.


I'm pretty pleased with my results so far and I plan to continue to use my trays as needed. Let me know if you guys give Smile Brilliant a try...I would love to see your results, too! Also, scroll to the bottom for exciting giveaway details.

-SHOP MY OUTFIT-




GIVEAWAY!

Smile Brilliant has teamed up with me to host a giveaway for you all! Click here to win a FREE Smile Brilliant T3 Teeth Whitening Kit (valued at $149). This giveaway will be open until March 22.

Also, be sure to follow both Smile Brilliant (@smilebrilliant) and me (@styleinharmony) on Instagram and tag some friends who would love the chance to win, too!

Smile Brilliant has also given my readers a 15% off code to use store wide. Use code styleinharmony15 to take advantage of this discount!

GOOD LUCK!


I received products from Smile Brilliant to review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nordstrom Winter Sale Guide



Nordstrom is having a HUGE winter sale right now...but not just on winter items! There are a bunch of spring and even summer items marked way down. I put together a small round up of my favorites under $100, but be sure to browse the site for TONS of other great deals! I have this twist hem tee in my cart and these ball drop earrings (both under $20!). Also, I bought these Vince Camuto booties over the summer and they are 40% off now. Can't wait for warmer temps so I can break them out again!

1. BP. Twist Hem Tee // $18.90











Thanks for stopping by...happy shopping!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cozy Chic Fashion with TOBI

SHOP THE LOOK
Dress: Tobi (wearing size M) // Tote: Tobi // Leggings: Zella // Booties: Toms //
Ring: Baublebar // Earrings: Hazel & Deene // Lipstick: Iconic Nude + Velvet Teddy

Good morning, friends!

One of the coziest yet chic winter outfits is a sweater dress, leggings and booties. I absolutely LOVE finding unique sweater dresses like the cold shoulder one I'm wearing today! Have you guys heard of the online fashion boutique, TOBI? They are based in L.A. and have the cutest clothing, shoes and accessories. When TOBI reached out to me, I was thrilled to collaborate with them and style some of their items! Talk about unique sweater dresses...they have the BEST collection! The dress I'm wearing is the Half Thought Sweater Dress. I love the high neckline and shoulder cut out combo...it's sexy but not over-the-top. Also, it's SO comfy (#winning). It's currently on sale for $26 and comes in 5 colors! I'm wearing a medium and it's a little oversized. I definitely could have worn the small, but I like the slouchy fit of the medium, too.

The bag I'm carrying is also from TOBI and it's 50% off right now ($42). It's such a cute bag and I really like the size (not too big, not too small!). I think it looks a lot more expensive than it is. When I saw this tote and sweater dress, I knew right away that I wanted to style an all black and olive outfit. It's both modern and trendy. A classy black tote is a winter closet staple and this one is such a cute and affordable option.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out TOBI!
I received products for review. All opinions are my own!