B’s Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks – Splurge Worthy

Ladies, sometimes you have to treat yo’ self! Check out my splurge-worthy picks

Ted Baker Bow Pump – There guys are just so sweet. Under $150

Rebecca Minkoff Calf Hair Cross Body – Perfect Fall Staple crossbody. Under $150

BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket – This Ruby color screams Fall. Under $130

Sam Edelman Knee High Boots – I am 100% prime time in love with these boots. Under $150

Vince Camuto Riding Boots – The detail on these is just perfect. Will be my go-to Fall boot. Under $160

Happy Shopping!


B’s Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks – Under $20

Style on a budget is my JAM. Finding sweet deals makes me so happy. It also makes me feel like I can buy more! Check out these adorable pieces on the Nordstrom Anniversary sale for UNDER $20…yes, UNDER $20!

Shop away…

BP Raw Edge V Neck – Under $12 and you can get two seasons out of this tee. Perfect for Summer and then use it as a layering piece for Fall.

Caslon Long Sleeve Tee – I am a sucker for anything with stripes. Boots, jeans, stipped tee, necklace and you can wear this to girls night out or throw on sneakers and wear it casual. Under $20…worth every penny!

Canvas Chain Wrap Pendant Necklace – Staple everyday necklace for under $16

Madewell Dot Fringe Earrings – Just so darn cute and under $14

BP Leopard Scarf – Leopard for under $12. I bought this scarf during last years Anniversary Sale and wore it nearly every day.

Happy Shopping!!



B’s Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks – Leopard Shoes

Every girl needs leopard on her feetypoos! Leopard game is strong during this Anniversary Sale!

I love that leopard can be paired with so many colors, so many patterns, and can be dressed up or down.



Let’s get ready to shop…in my head I said that like Michael Buffer, the boxing ring guy “let’s get ready to rumble”!!

Sam Edelman Calf Hair Pump – Perfect for work or a night out.  Under $105

Halogen Calf Hair Mule – I have been obsessed with mules this past year. So easy to slip on an off. These guys are under $65

Cole Haan Tali Bow Skimmer Flats – The bow on these is just so perfect. Under $100

Sam Edelman Rivera Calf Hair Flats – The studs on these though…need I say more? Under $90

Louise et Cie Jayant Block heel Calf Hair Pump – Block heel, round toes…these might actually be comfortable enough to wear all day at work. Under $80

Halogen Sadie Calf Hair Sling Back – Under $65 this cute slingback offers an alternative to a mule. These would look great with ankle jeans and fun top for a girls night out.

Louise et Cie Cela Genuine Calf Mule – Bow. Leopard. Mule. It’s a trifecta of cuteness. Under $85

Shop away friends!








B’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Picks

The sale I wait all year for is here. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018! I woke up at 5:30 AM to shop this amazing sale, yes, I am crazy…dedicated, but indeed crazy. I guess Nordstrom didn’t expect all its loyal shoppers to wake that early, the website crashed very early into my shopping adventure. By early afternoon the glitch had been fixed and Nordstrom sent out a lovely email awarding early access shoppers 10x’s the points July 12th and 13th.

Early access is available through July 19th. July 20th sale opens to the public through August 5th. You still have time to take advantage of early access by signing up for a Nordstrom Card Here.

The thought of Fall mid Summer is super depressing, but I use this sale to stock up on my Fall basics. Let’s get shopping. Here is what I picked up on my first round of shopping. Let’s not tell Dave there will be multiple rounds of shopping.

Layering Tee’s – I’ll start wearing these guys in the Summer and layer them right through the Fall

BP Raw Edge V-Neck – grabbed this staple in both Ivory and Cedar Pink, both on sale for under $12.

Caslon Varsity Stripe Tee – Under $25, comes in 3 colors, and I just love the striped arms.

Caslon Henley – Looks way too cozy not to buy. Under $40 comes in 4 colors.


Sweaters and Pullovers are my jam in the Fall & Winter

BP Textured Stitch V neck Pullover – I would spend my last dollar on just about anything hot pink. Comes in 5 other colors and under $26.

BP Twist-Front Sweater – I went for this adorable sweater in coral, but it also comes in white. Under $32.

Gibson Cozy Fleece Wrap – This sweater actually has “Cozy” in its name…OBVIOUSLY adding right to cart. Under $46 and comes in 6 colors.

Gibson Blouson Sleeve Cozy Pullover – again…”cozy” in the name….add to cart. Comes in 6 colors, under $36. I went with pink smoke, but there’s a Blue Surf I will 99.9% go back for.

Caslon Ruched Sleeve Pullover – I don’t own a ton of black, but the ruched sleeve on this is too cute to pass up and I needed a staple black sweater for the Fall  & Winter. Comes in 4 other colors, under $33.


Cardi’s and Tunics – Every Fall I search for Tunic’s and Cardigans to fall in love with. High hopes for these gems.

Caslon V Back Sweater – This adorable sweater ties in the back and comes in coral…sold! Under $45 and comes in 3 other colors.

BP Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan – Grabbed this one in two colors. Grey Cloudy Heather & Pink Cedar. Comes in 4 other colors, under $32.

Gibson Cozy Fleece Tunic – Cozy…need I say more? Under $40, comes in 6 colors.

And last but not least…Boots. I needed a brown flat riding boot and I fell in love with the detail on these. Vince really knows the way to my heart.

Vince Camuto Patamina Boot – Under $160, comes in 2 other colors and I can literally wear these with everything I bought! I will consider that winning!


I hope you have as much fun shopping this sale as I do!








Old Navy Adventures

All types of heart eye emojis when I hear Old Navy is having 40% off in-store! On my last adventure, I picked up cute Spring/Summer pieces. At this rate, I’ll have to go on vacation someplace warm to wear them because it’s so darn cold on the East Coast. Mother Nature, if you are reading this, Please send warm weather so I can wear fun Spring clothes!!!

Shop before 4/29 in store for 40% off and online for 30% off!!

Rock Star ankle jeans in Pink – Pink is the new white, these gems are so perfect for warm weather and can be mixed and match with so many cute tops.

Off shoulder midi dress – So sweet with flats for a romantic lakeside dinner date. Someone, please tell Dave to plan this, so I can wear this dress!!

Mid-rise soft pants – Let’s talk about these pants for a sec…they are AMAZING. Appropriate for work, but feel like you are wearing sweats. Need I say more???

Sleeveless lightweight top – This is an awesome layering piece since the warm weather on the East Coast seems so far away.

Black maxi dress – Vertically challenged friends this dress is for you! I know the struggles you feel when looking for a maxi dress. This is the answer to all your prayers


I hope Old Navy treats you as well as it treated me!


Happy Shopping!



Splurge vs. Save – Black and White Gingham Slide

I have been all about the Splurge vs Save this week. These black and white gingham sides are a no-brainer. SO cute and will look great with so many outfits, including that grey tie front dress I talked about yesterday. Shop these cuties below and make them a Spring/Summer staple, I sure did!

Shop them here

Splurge – Nordstrom Louise Et Cie

Save – Nordstrom Rack Report


Happy Shopping!



Splurge vs. Save – Grey Tie Front Dress

There is nothing I love more than a summer dress. Can’t wait for this cutie to arrive, it will be a Spring/Summer staple for sure. Pair it with those adorable black and white gingham slides and a denim jacket until the weather gets warmer. I promise it will get warmer eventually here on the East Coast.

Dave and I head out to dinner on Friday nights in the Summer ALOT and this dress will go perfectly from work to play!

Shop it here

Splurge – Nordstrom Caslon tie front dress

Save – CS Gems tie front dress


Happy Shopping!



Splurge vs. Save – Scalloped Block Heel

This Splurge vs. Save is  SOOO GOOD! I have been searching for a pretty scalloped block heel for a while now. Sam Edelman has a beautiful pair, but I found an adorable dupe for under $30.  Allegra K dupe runs small, usually wear 6, ordered 6.5 and they fit great.

Shop them here

Splurge – Nordstrom Sam Edelman Scalloped block heel – $120

Save – Amazon Allegra K Scalloped block heel – $29


Happy Shopping!



Splurge vs. Save – Sorel Boots

I’ve been eyeing these Sorel boots for weeks. Normally I would order these beauties and not think twice , however, this year Dave and I are looking to move into a new, bigger apartment….which means I have to pay more attention to what I am spending. A good compromise is finding the look for less, right? If I spend less than half, I am saving money! At least that is what I tell myself.

On my hunt to find Sorel look-a- like boots, I found three dupes. Two under $50 and one under $100. Sounds like a win to me! I LOVE finding the look for less!

Check out the look for less here:

Sorel Boots $180

Daviccino from Overstock $49

Merona from Target $45

Pacific Mountain from DSW $90

You can’t go wrong with any of these budget friendly options. I’m off to order mine!

Happy Shopping!!


2018 Bucket List

I’m a few days late on my bucket list review. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve made and broke enough of those to not trust myself with nonsense like that.

A few years ago I decided to start a bucket list instead of making New Year’s Resolutions.I use this bucket list journal to document my memories. My son will have to read these memories to me when I am 100 years old and batty!


My number one bucket list item:  Travel some place new every year. Growing up my Grandmother wouldn’t fly, so we drove from NY to Orlando, Florida every year and spent 2 weeks in Disney World. I love Disney, have amazing memories there, been there  20 plus times (lost count after a while), and will happily return, but I knew there was a great big world out there and I hadn’t seen it. Since then, I’ve been to Miami, Boston, Rhode Island, Vegas, St, Thomas, Bermuda, Barbados, Curacao,  Aruba, St. Kitts, Mexico, and last year I took the most amazingly beautiful two and a half week trip to Italy. I spent a week in Sorrento with my job and then 10 days driving the Amalfi coast, then across Italy to Bari, where Dave’s family is from. I’ll post more on that later.  I truly believe you learn more traveling than you ever will from a text book. 

My bucket list looks something like this, no particular order

  1. Compete in Iron Man before I turn 40 (really should get moving on this one)
  2. Go Sky Diving
  3. Fly an F-16…this one will probably never happen, as I have horrible motion sickness
  4. Run a full marathon
  5. Go to Bora Bora and stay in an over water bungalow
  6. Go to Verona and see Juliet’s Balcony
  7. Learn another language
  8. Visit a new State, City, Island, and/or Country every year
  9. Get Beach Body Certified and Open a gym (this one made it on here when I used to work out 3 hours a day, should really start doing that again)
  10. Get Bachelors Degree
  11. Better control of my finances ( I would spend my last dollar on lipstick)
  12. Try something new every month
  13. Hike in a Rain Forrest
  14. Eat in The Grotto in Polignano A Mare
  15. Start a Blog
  16. Zip line

I’ve been lucky enough to check a few of these items off, in 2015 I Hiked a Rain Forrest in San Juan & Zip lined over Rain Forrest in St. Kitts, last year I ate in The Grotto Restaurant while in Polignano vacationing, I started a blog, and I’ve been visiting a new place every year since I started this list.

This year, I added “try something new every month”. January I will be learning calligraphy and/or hand-lettering…or at least try to.. My handwriting is awful, so this should be interesting. I’ll keep you posted on how this goes.

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Have fun creating your Bucket List!