Best Basics & Wardrobe Staples Of 2017

I’m rounding up the best basics and wardrobe staples that I’ve been wearing on repeat all through 2017! These days my everyday uniform seems to be jeans or leggings with some kind of white cami/tee, a leather jacket on top and sneakers. I’m never quite sure what I’ll be up to so that outfit just seems to fit my needs perfectly, its comfortable, easy and can look stylish just by adding a few simple accesories. So thats exactly what I’m sharing with you guys today, my tried and true everyday basics.

Best: Essential Layering Cami

Okay so I have two favourites in this category (and I have at least 5 camis from each brand in my wardrobe currently)because they’re both perfect for layering under everything and thick enough that your not going to see through them. The one I’m wearing in the pictures above is my current favourite, it comes in all your basic colours -black, white, cream, grey, and even comes in a satin finish at certain times of the year. I buy smalls in this cami for reference, but would definitely size down to an extra small for a more professional fit. My other (and all time!!)favourite is this one. Its great because it comes in tons of different colours, patterns, fabrics, and most of them are reversible – so two looks for the price of one! I wear mediums in these for some extra length through the torso but if your average height or under, just buy your normal size. Im currently adding this one to my cart for spring, I’m such a sucker for blue and white stripes!

 

Best: Long Sleeve Crew Neck & Long Sleeve V Neck (linking to similar styles)

I love a nice soft long sleeve. They’re the perfect piece to throw on with jeans and a cardigan/jacket to run errands in, and when they’re as soft as a pyjama shirt you can’t get any better then that. My all time favourite long sleeves are from here. Unfortunately for us, they don’t currently have my favourite style (pictured above)in stock but they do have the turtleneck version which I love for winter. But if your ever looking for a super soft tee – long or short sleeve, my favourites are the ones made with 70-100% Modal, I don’t know why but my Modal tee’s hold up the best and are always extremely soft while still feeling light weight.

 

Best: Tee & Vee

I love my modal tees, but theres nothing like a crisp white or black cotton tee for looking a bit more put together. I love the look of a tucked in cotton tee with high waisted denim, a jacket, booties and a belt. There’s just something so chic about it!

 

Best: Flattering Denim

I literally only wear one brand/style of jeans because once I found these I instantly fell in love and have never felt the need to look elsewhere. I rave about them all the time because they’re affordable, come in every wash possible and have a higher rise waist which is sooo flattering. I’ve been wearing nothing but these jeans for about two years now and they don’t stretch out and hold up really well for their price point. I’d say quality wise they are the same as American Eagle Jeans, but half the price(get ’em on sale!), and I size down in these to a size 2 (I’m usually a 4 or 27 in jeans). Only negative I have about them is that the darker washes fade after a while but I feel like thats pretty standard for dark wash jeans, and for the price I just order another pair.

Best: High Rise Leggings

Okay I know everyone raves about the Zella ‘Live in High Waist Leggings’ being the best dupe for a high quality Lulu legging at a lower price point(roughly $60), but I have to tell you guys that I found a dupe just as good but even more affordable! I’ve mentioned them before but my High Rise Compression Leggings are the greatest Lulu dupes everrrr…and they’re like $30!! Plus they go on sale all the time for $15. I’m so obsessed I keep a copy of the item number in my reminders on my phone so I can order more whenever they have a good sale lol! A lot the the leggings they have look the same online but aren’t the same fabrication, so make sure if you try them to get the exact ones I linked. I get an extra small because I like my leggings snug, and the high waist is really flattering. Plus the fabrication in these doesn’t stretch out like most inexpensive leggings do, they are so comparable to Lulu lemon leggings its crazy!

 

Best: Adidas Sneakers & Nike Running shoes

I live in my sneakers all week, I wear them to the gym, the grocery store, the movies ect. I think 2017 was the year of the sneaker for me, I learned to incorporate them into my outfits in different ways other then just going to the gym…like why wouldn’t I want to be stylish and comfortable all the time!?

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 + My Picks!

 

Good Morning everyone,

Todays post is a very exciting one because I’m talking all about the biggest sale of the year: the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I’m going to cover what is is, how and when to take advantage of it, and what my picks are from the sale, so lets get started!

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is unlike typical sales because Nordstrom releases all their brand-new fall merchandise at deep discounted prices for a limited time. After the sale all fall merchandise goes back up to regular price for the rest of the season.

When and how can we shop the sale?

For Nordstrom cardholders the early access sale started July 13th and runs until the 20th(tomorrow’s the last day). After that the sale opens up to the public from July 21st-Aug 6th, and then prices on the fall line go back up August 7th. The sale can be shopped in stores or on the Nordstrom website!

What are your picks from the sale?

Okay now for the fun part… I shopped the sale early and chose all my favourite items from their new fall line. If you guys have been following me for a while you’ll know that fall is my favourite season, so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I get super excited to shop for fall clothing lol! I have bunch of picks from the sale but I’m breaking them down by category to make it a little less over whelming.

 

Tees and Tops

 

I chose mostly layering tees because thats what I live in during the fall and winter. They’re perfect to throw on with an oversized scarf, jeans and booties in early fall, and when it gets cooler just layer under a jacket or cardigan.

 

Sweaters and Jackets

 

In the fall I love wearing chunky knits, oversized sweaters and long duster cardigans in seasonal colours, like browns, greens and rusty oranges. Even cashmere is included in the Nordstrom sale this year, so if you’ve always wanted to get your hands on a super soft wardrobe staple, nows the time!

 

Dresses and Rompers

 

These pieces caught my eye because we are able to wear them right now, the floral romper is perfect for the summer but the other three pieces would be great for transitioning into fall too! Throw on a suede jacket, booties and a felt hat and your ready for the apple orchard!

 

Bottoms

 

I live in denim year round but every fall I always stock up on jeans in darker hues, they’re the perfect piece to compliment any outfit. I also picked a good high rise black legging because they’re great to wear with long sweaters and tunics.

 

Shoes

 

Fall = Booties, Boots, and leopard print, enough said!

 

Accessories

 

My absolute favourite thing to buy in the fall is blanket scarves, and Nordstrom has come through with some extra cozy ones this year(I can’t wait to be able to wear them!!). They also have a ton of cute sunglasses, dainty jewelry, and bags perfect for fall!

 

If you guys want a sneak peak at whats available in the sale two days early click here. You won’t be able to purchase until the 20th without a Nordstrom debit or credit card, but its smart to pre-shop because sizes sell out quickly once the sale opens to the public. With a sale this good, you won’t want to miss out!

 

Buttoned Up In Burgundy!

 

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Scarf / Shirt / Similar Skirt / Bag (Banana Republic – available in select stores) / Similar Booties /

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today’s post is short and sweet, I decided to shoot this look that I featured in my blanket scarf post to show you how the scarf looks on! It’s one of my current favs and doesn’t break the bank <3

Casual Neutrals!

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Similar Top / Cardigan -Old Navy (Available in stores) / Similar Shorts / Similar Bag / Similar Booties /

Hey guys!

Okay I know what your thinking… but I promise it was super hot out the day I took these pictures hah! Last week I put this outfit together thinking it was going to stay warm out for another few weeks, little did I know it was going to become fall overnight! Regardless – I still think this outfit is cute for warmer fall days but on chillier ones you could pair it with a good dark wash denim. I have been loving this cardigan from Old Navy lately, I ordered it online a few weeks ago but wasn’t able to find it on the website when I went to link it… If it comes back online I’ll update this post with the link!

In other news, I hope everyone had a good weekend! I did a little fall decorating in my room and started working on our front porch display! Decorating the porch is one of the activities I get most excited about in the fall, my sister and I always go all out!

Enjoy your Monday! <3