Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Haves

Twice a year I look forward to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Although I could have linked about 50 things that I’d want to buy, I decided to keep it to a handful of my faves.  From off-the-shoulder sweaters to summer flats, little black dresses, and more, I think this selection includes a little something for every style.

With my impending move to LA, my wardrobe is in desperate need of jean shorts, basic casual tees, and a few more sandals. (Okay I don’t actually NEED more sandals, but in my world no closet can have too many shoes.)

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wardrobe Must-Haves:

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What My Wardrobe Needs:

Shorts Blank NYC from Nordstrom

I only listed one pair here because most of the shorts that I found that I loved were not on sale. But I didn’t want to be that annoying person that draws you into a sale, then points out the most expensive stuff that isn’t on sale!

I love the shorts above because they are not TOO short.  For years, I was fully immersed in the “short shorts” craze so now I’m stuck with two options: show my butt or wear pants. Since I’m moving to a place that is all year round Summer, I figure it’s a good idea to invest in some more “appropriate” (I hate that word) shorts.

What My Wardrobe Wants:

Nordstrom Alexander Wang

I’ve been obsessing over these Alexander Wang shoes for over a year now. They’re finally on sale. And if I hadn’t of just bought a new pair of Malone Souliers sandals, I might have considered these.

I’d love to hear what you bought from the Nordstrom Sale…or what you want to buy!

Share in the comments!

Love,

Molly

 

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Simple Summer Outfit Ideas

navy tank top

Finally warm weather is upon us! The other day when I was out in the evening with this tank top on, that’s when I realized winter is officially over…it took long enough!

Keep it Simple

For the above look, I took two different tones of navy to create a simple and flirty look.  Although you can’t see it that well, I put a flower in my hair to make the look a bit more tropical – we were going to a tiki bar that night!

I kept my shoes simple because I wanted my outfit to be the center of attention.  When you want the outfit to really be the star, consider putting your hair in a bun, especially if you have really long hair.  It was a hot night, so I kept my hair off my shoulders so I could feel the breeze on my shoulders.

Accessorize Minimally

For this look I wore my Gucci sunglasses, a watch, diamond stud earrings, beige hair clip flower, simple dancing diamond pink necklace, and a few rings.  The hot weather always makes me want to wear less.  I like keeping my prep time as short as possible so the less I put on, the better.

summer ootd

shorts from Forever 21

Love,

Molly

 

 

How to Make a Fancy Black Dress Suitable for a Week Night

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I have so many fancy dresses hanging in my closet and not enough “dazzling dress” events to attend. Sometimes I manipulate a piece to make it work for me, and not the other way around! While some may still think that sequins for holiday parties and that’s it, I vehemently disagree.  I like to think that, “If it sparkles, it’ll make you smile” so why not make sequins a regular part of your wardrobe? Dress them down with these three simple style tips:

1. Wear a Ponytail

Ponytails are great for job interviews, working out, and…dressing down a fancy dress. Nothing says “I’m so chill” more than a ponytail. On one hand it shows everyone that you’re confident enough to go a day without styling your hair down and on the other it says that you can rock anything because you’ve got gorgeous features.

2. Add a Touch of boho

Larger than life silver hoop earrings are the perfect glamorous boho element to add to an evening look. They show that you’re not afraid to have fun, in fact, you’re probably the life of the party.

3. Add Bright Color

Adding bright color accessories to a little black dress makes its seem less “dressy” and more “stylish.” Being bold is different than being fancy. Hot pink or electric blue will turn heads, drawing attention to your outfit as a whole without singling out your oh-so-divine sparkly dress.

Here are a few chic pieces to inspire your new evening wardrobe for Spring:

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Love,

Molly

5 Black Leather Jackets to Wear When you Ditch your Winter Coats

I know that it hasn’t stopped snowing everywhere yet, but at some point it has to right? Finally it will be time to take off the bulky layers and downsize to a light Spring jacket. This black leather jacket from Zara is one of my go-to’s. It goes with everything and makes any of my “feminine/girly” looks just a touch edgier.  Plus, black on black is always a great idea.
Black leather Jacket

If you’re looking for a new jacket this Spring, these five leather jackets are the shiz…

  1. Relaxed and Chill: This one has that shimmery, crinkle effect that looks so effortlessly chic.

Black leather jacket

and it’s only $30!

2. Remember Marissa Cooper from The O.C.?  She wore a cropped blue leather jacket that was practically identical to this one in terms of shape and style. If you’re willing to shell out over $600 this one might be your next wardrobe favorite!

Black leather jacket

3. This fitted jacket will give you the perfect shape with a lovely peplum adding an even more feminine touch!

Black leather jacket

4. so chic and tailored and classy

so chic

5. add a floral detail for some Spring intrigue

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Love,

Molly

 

 

 

 

How to Play Up your Favorite Neutrals

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Take a closer look at my other posts and you’ll probably see that I’m a huge fan of bright colors! Pinks, blues, purples, are always a crowd pleaser.  However, experimenting with different looks is what keeps my days fun as a stylist. A couple weeks ago I had a wonderful get together to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  I wanted something comfy, something cozy, and something mature.

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I played up my faux suede skinny pants with a pair of crystal cowboy boots.

Women's Neutral H&M Jacket

On top I experimented with fur, a funky t-shirt, and a long necklace.  You don’t NEED color to create a stylish winter look.  When playing with neutrals, try experimenting with different textures in a look.  Here I have leather, suede, fur, and cotton knit.

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Shop more winter fashion favorites here.

Love,

Molly

 

If you were at Coachella, what would you Wear…

Anyone else suffering from major FOMO from not being at Coachella right now?  Just because we’re not there, doesn’t mean we can’t dress as if we were!

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The hot blazing sun + a grass venue calls for a jean jumper, wedges, and some funky boho-inspired jewelry.  This festival is one time of the year when wearing as little as possible is not only acceptable, but necessary.  Rocking beachy waves will make any look sexier, your hottest accessory is your oversized shades, and you can’t take a step without your camera.  Yup, it’s festival season.

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Jean jumper: Topshop, Handbag: Rag & Bone, Sandals: MICHAEL Michael Kors, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Rings: Topshop, Eyeshadow: bareMinerals

Love,

J. Molly