Black, white & cognac

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tee | sweater | white skinnies | cognac boots (on sale) | belt | bag (similar) | pendent necklace

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Winter white and pastels are going to be huge this season so I’m sure we will be seeing a lot of it all over! This is an easy way to mix up some basic pieces in your wardrobe!

Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween! You’ll have to wait to see what Isla and I will be til next week. You’ll get a sneak peak if you follow me Instagram! Happy Halloween!

Fall Fashion for under $20!

OB-fall fashion under 20

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Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Old Navy has some of the cutest stuff for fall! Right now ALL these pieces in the collage are $20 or UNDER! Many of them under. A lot of you are looking for a leopard print scarf and this one is PERFECTION. I am really picky about my leopard print pattern, it has to be as non-gaudy as possible. And this one is awesome at $12!! And I might have to scoop up that burgundy floppy hat for only $15! Not to mention all of the great dresses on sale right now. Seriously if you like something now is the time to pick it up! To make it even better if you input the promo code ENJOY at checkout you can get an extra 30% off on some items making them even cheaper! I don’t know how long this sale will be going on for, but I’m sure not long, so don’t delay. Happy Shopping!

Happy Hump Day! Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. This dress is super cute and with the promo code it comes out to be only $22.40!

Anniversary Sale: Beauty

Okay this is my last post about the Anniversary Sale, promise! There’s some stuff I haven’t touched on in the sale yet and in particular, beauty! There are still some awesome beauty buys to be had, from essentials, to trying out new products, the #nsale is the time to do it! Here are some of my picks!

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Philosophy Amazing Grace Body wash

love philosophy products and this scent is a fan fav!

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Clarisonic Mia 2

If you don’t have a clarisonic yet this is your sign to get one. I got mine for Christmas a couple years ago and cannot recommend it enough. I use the acne cleansing brush heads because I still struggle with acne. Use this once after washing your face for the night and you will never go to bed without using it again. It gets so much makeup and gunk off your face that you didn’t even realize was still there after washing. I have never felt like my skin was cleaner than after using it!

 

 

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Viva La Juicy Perfume set

I have this and it is probably my all time favorite perfume it rivals D&G Light Blue! It smells so good!

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Sultra The Bombshell curling wand

I’ve heard some really awesome things about this wand, if you’re in the market for one try it out!

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Glamglow Glamazing Set

Comes with 2 different face masks and eye treatments! If you search this brand on youtube you will see tons upon tons of beauty gurus reviews on it. Everyone seems to just go gaga for it! I have never tried them but am definitely intrigued!

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Hanky Panky regular rise thong

Now I realize this is not really a beauty item BUT these are the most comfortable underwear on earth. Pretty pricey, but hold up so well and 100% worth the comfort and great to get during the sale. Seriously if you don’t have any, you MUST try them. now.

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Voluspa Candles

These are another fan fav that everyone seems to be loving! Whether lighting them around your house or treating yourself to a bubble bath and spa night they are sure to calm and relax you!

Only a few more days left of the Anniversary Sale, if there is anything else you’ve had your eye on now is the time to snap it up before prices go up August 3rd!

Don’t forget about the Mystery Hostess Trunk Show! Where you can win hundreds in FREE Stella & Dot jewels! Click that link to participate and use THIS link to shop!

Anniversary Sale: try on & reviews

Get ready because this is a photo heavy post! Also I’m sorry for the dark pics. Of course when Isla went down for her nap and I had a chance to try on the sun completely went away so I didn’t have ideal natural light, so sorry about that! Also I kept on the white skinnies & OTK boots for most of the top pics because I was too lazy to change, lol.

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Tunic top (runs big wearing a size small, also got it in the olive color) | white skinnies (sold out I’ll let you know if they get restocked, similar but way more expensive here) EDIT: My exact ripped white denim can be found HERE | OTK brown suede boots (obsessed, also come in a graphite color) Keeping both.

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Rue really enjoys the boots too! 🙂

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Flowy mixed media leather jacket fits TTS, wearing a medium. I actually really love this and was on the fence about it until I tried it on again, sorry the pic is so dark! Think I’m keeping.

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All the big name fashion bloggers are obsessed with this moto jacket, I think it looks horrible on me. I think it’s because I have a bigger chest that it doesn’t lay as flat or nice as it should. The tunic also accentuates the difference in length. But it also comes in a gorgeous oxblood color! If you’re skinny and smaller on top get this!! I’m returning.

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This striped tee is only $12!!! Super soft and comfy, definitely keeping. Runs small I’m wearing a size large.

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Since it’s longer, it can also work with leggings.

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Cream and white striped tassel sweater (runs big wearing size small) Also comes in black/grey & maroon/blue. Love this, keeping.

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Lace hem hi/low sweater wearing size medium, runs TTS. Comes in 3 other colors, so cute! Keeping.

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Layered sweater This is cute and has a open flowy back so you would probably need a cami under it. I’m not sure if I’ll keep it yet but I liked the color combo and the little ruffled bottom layer.

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Super soft lightweight white button up This might be my favorite top and it’s so simple!! Runs TTS for a slightly oversized look, wearing a medium. Definitely keeping. I actually ordered 3 different white shirts trying to find the right one and this one was by far the best. It’s a slightly oversized fit so the buttons don’t gap across my chest which is soo hard to find for me!

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Mixed media blouse (runs big wearing size small) this top is great for so many different occasions. It will look cute with a skirt or with jeans, it can be dressed up or down which is nice. Keeping.

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bp black booties These booties are super cute but run a full size small. I’m returning these for another 1/2 size up and hoping they are more comfortable because they are really cute! So we will see if I end up keeping them if they’re comfy.

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Grey striped dress It got dark out so I had to use the flash, boo. This striped dress is SO FLIPPIN SOFT. It’s also not super short which I love especially now that I’m busy chasing Isla around. I ordered this then saw all the big name fashion bloggers posting about the topshop version. This one is $12 cheaper so if you had your eye on that one this one will be worth checking out! I also got this dress in the navy/beige stripe but didn’t try it on because it’s the exact same dress as this one but with short sleeves. My vest is not a part of the sale or available right now but this one is a similar option if you’re looking for one.

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Same white shirt as above & these olive distressed skinny jeans. Omg. These jeans! I ordered them on a whim because they are only $26.40!!! I was like I’ll give them a shot but they can’t be cute in person they’re so cheap. Well they’re way way cuter than I ever expected. Much darker of an olive color than the stock photo online. Seriously go buy these now. I’m obsessed. Mules I’ve had forever from Target.

So this isn’t even everything I ordered, haha. The poncho from my first post smelled really weird/fit horribly! Being bigger on top does not make certain trends look flattering. I also ordered this jacket, and the same problem occurred. It made me look huge! If you’re super skinny/smaller boobs, it’s sooo soft and cozy though so you should buy it! lol I will show you some other boots tomorrow if you’re interested in some of the boots/booties of the sale!

Last but certainly not least, Stella & Dot just launched their Fall 2015 collection and it is sooo good! There are so many awesome pieces that will go with so many of my Nordstrom sale finds! Just got my samples today and I will be sure to include them in my post tomorrow. I can’t wait for you to see how gorgeous some of the new styles are!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. The Taylor Swift concert was unreal. I’ve seen her 3 times before but this was the best show she’s ever done. If you have a chance to go in your city you must find a way!! It was so much fun.

If you follow me on snapchat you have seen Isla walking up a storm! She’s getting so big. My snapchat name is lburke314 if you wanna see random snippets from our everyday life! Thanks for reading! Did anyone get anything good from the Anniversary Sale yet?

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!

So so sorry for my blogging hiatus as of late. I’ve been going through some personal things and just trying to spend as much time with Isla & family as possible. I’ll fill you in when I feel like the time is right.

But the time right now feels like Christmas in July!! Because it’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time!! Since I’m a cardholder I actually got to shop starting last Thursday. And since the sale just went live to the public without Nordy CCs, I decided to highlight some of my absolute favorite picks! This is just a short list of the MANY items I ordered. I decided to do all my shopping online this year and it made it so much easier. I do love shopping in a store, but with Isla, her patience for sitting in the stroller for long periods of time with nothing to look at but clothes is limited these days. haha. So here are some of my favorite so far! I still have some more pieces coming and will do a post next week trying on and showing you how a lot of them fit! So many cute fall items!! Here we go!

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First up this Lush Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic, have the white version from last year, this year I bought it in the green and light dusty rose color. Basics that can go with SO MUCH.

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This BP Trott Bootie seems to be all the rage too. I ordered these in black and love them! Although they do run a full size small!

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This Woven Heart Plaid Poncho is a cute way to try the poncho trend but in a sweater version. I haven’t gotten this yet but thought it was cute! Also comes in red.

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Love this Love by Design Crochet Sweater, it’s lightweight and the hi low hemline is so flattering. Comes in 3 other colors!

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This BP striped tee is a perfect basic for fall. It runs a bit small, I ordered a large and it’s a relaxed fit in the body but snugger in the arms which I like.

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This Chelsea 28 Pleated Hem Sweater is lightweight and can be dressed up or down. Love the layered look without all the bulk!

This is just a small sampling of everything I got!! I will do a try on post for you soon so you can see how all of this plus a lot more fits.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Looks like it’s going to be a hot one here in Chicago! I’m going to the Taylor Swift concert with my sis in law, Christina. So looking forward to that! 🙂

Casual cool

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tee | black skinnies (size down)| denim jacket (wearing size XL)| espadrilles | diaper bag | aviators | watch | earrings | lipliner in “stripdown” | lipstick in “creme” with this gloss on top

The espadrilles, skinnies, and jacket all came from Target! Such great deals on them all. You definitely do not need to break the bank so find good basic pieces for your closet. This is my favorite ever soft v neck tee. I have it in multiple colors and I have white in 2 sizes a medium and a large. I’m wearing the large here. It’s definitely looser and more relaxed fitting, ideal for a super casual outfit like this one. I wore this running around doing some errands last weekend and it was perfect. Threw my hair into an easy pony tail to keep my hair out of my face and I was good to go. I kept it simple and no fuss.

But seriously though if you don’t have these espadrilles yet, get them NOW! They are so great! Also come in black & leopard.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

UPDATE: P.S I posted on Facebook but if you don’t “like” my page you didn’t see it, (click HERE to “like” MOASM on FB) TWO of my favorite pairs of H&M jeans are on sale right now! One pair for $20 and the other $17!! I seriously wear both ALL the time and they sold out quickly last time they went on sale so don’t delay!

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Super skinny “dressier” distressed jeans HERE for $17

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super comfortable skinny distressed jeans HERE for $20

P.P.S My favorite pair of wedges from my spring/summer wedge post last week are back in stock for pre sale HERE. SO excited to get these babies!!

Fuchsia

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denim (under $25!) | pink top | coat | boots | bag | earrings | necklace | watch | sunglasses (less than $10) | lipstick (in “darling”) | gloss on top (in “watermelon crush”)

To say I’m obsessed with this outfit is an understatement. It’s so simple but I’m loving the bright pop of fuchsia against the pure white snow! All the pieces of this look are so affordable. The top AND jeans are both less than $25! I love these jeans for a little more dressed up version of my other favorite distressed skinnies. They are very skinny, but I like that look when I wear heeled boots and dress up a little bit. They also have just the right amount of distressing. If you have had your eye on this coat I wear in a lot of my posts now is the time to snatch it up! It’s currently on sale for 45% off! Use code SALE25 at checkout and get an EXTRA 25% off, yes that means this coat will then be 70% off! Craziness! It is so cute, warm, great quality, and just the right amount of dressy. I seriously love it. It also comes in all black, if the grey/black isn’t your thing. Oh and these gorg earrings are on sale for $15 plus free shipping! Woohoo!

Hope this outfit brightened up your Monday!