20 Best Forever 21 Finds

If you follow me on Instagram, you know of my favorite stores to find trendy pieces is Forever 21. Recently they have really had some amazing finds, but at times there are so many good choices that it can be a little overwhelming to go through. So, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! I bought number 1, 8 and 17 on a recent trip to the mall and loved them! Happy shopping :)
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Stripes & Roses

Happy Thursday friends! 
Our week has flown by! We have had fun playing with friends, getting ready for Charlotte's upcoming birthday and we had the chance to see my new niece! 

I wanted to quickly share this adorable skirt that I found for under $15! I love the price point, flattering silhouette and the fact that it also comes in a lemon print as well! The girl's shirts are from one of our favorite online boutiques, Moderne Child!

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T-Shirt (old, but similar) // Skirt // Shoes // Bag // Bracelet

Nordstrom Sale: What I Bought

Whew! What a day. It started at 3am and didn't stop! I loved shopping the sale online and in person at our local mall. I did my first real instastory try on sessions and loved chatting with you all regarding outfits - you are amazing and so encouraging!  My sweet girls were such troopers! Our mall trips are normally waaaay shorter and include a trip to a play place, but today was not as enjoyable for them! they had a fun afternoon at gymnastics to get out their energy! 

I wanted to share the items that I actually ended up ordering or buying in store - one of them was an add on to the items I linked initially! 

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This camo jacket was one of the first items I put in my shopping cart! I have another utility jacket, but it is fading a bit, so I knew I needed a new one. It was not available in my store so it will be shipped to my house early next week! It unfortunately sold out, but check back during the public sale if you are interested as items often are restocked at that point!

I fell in love with this Rebecca Minkoff bag and ordered it online to be picked up in store. I love the dusty lavender color and the suede material. This was definitely my "splurge" of the sale! 
 I love this scarf! The colors are soft and match a lot of the pieces I have in my wardrobe. It is $15 :)
 This pink mule was a last minute addition! I decided to try it on and it was so much more comfortable than I thought it would be! Even the Nordstrom associate we had an appointment with was shocked at how nice they were for being the BP brand! 

Like I shared in my Instastories, a backpack was high on my list of staples to purchase today. I absolutely love the quality of the faux leather of this bag - so much better than I thought it would be!

I ordered this top online in the morning and forgot to select pick up in store...so it is coming to me at home next week. I love the gathered jersey knit style! 

Another staple on my list were sneakers to wear on our THREE upcoming Disney trips! Sneakers are essential on these trips and or $55 I thought these were a perfect choice! 

 This Lush t-shirt was so good! It was $16 and such a great length and fit. 
When I linked this tunic originally I thought it had more of a shirt fit, but it is definitely more of a dress! I am 5'10" and my regular size was definitely long enough. It has a cute bow in the back and I plan on wearing it this summer and then into fall. 

I bought these candles from Voluspa as part of a 3-pack for $15. I thought they would be fun to use for teachers gifts or other occasions! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

Good morning everyone! So I am one of the crazy ones that was up super early this morning shopping the Nordstrom Sale! I made a cup of coffee and got started rounding up my favorite items for you! When I started fashion/lifestyle blogging, my main goal was to help other women to find pieces that fit their style AND are reasonably priced! I will splurge on occasion for an investment piece, but typically the budget I try to stick to, makes me a sale shopping fan :)! However, as a new blogger I know the Nordstrom Sale barrage can get to be a bit much, so here are my boards below in one post to get you started! Affiliate links are included in this post.

I already bought some items from the sale that I think will sell out super quickly and were not available in my local Nordstrom (Treasure & Bond Gathered Pleated Front T-ShirtThread & Supply Camo Print JacketAddidas Sneakers, and the BP Multi Stripe Scarf). I also purchased the  Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Cross Body as my new fall bag but that one was available to pick up in store, so I will get that today! These were all items on my shopping list and today in store I am going to see some of the below in person and make a decision - I will share what I get on my instastories! Happy shopping babes!!

Voluspa Maison Candle Set $15.90 // 11 - Best Day Ever Bag $11.90 // 12 - Moonlight Sleep Shirt $25.90 // 13 - Mani Set $23.90

My Favorite Gift To Bring To A New Mama In The Hospital

Early this morning, my new niece was born! She has been prayed for and loved so deeply even before we knew she was on her way, today was such a joy! My sister-in-law is one of my best friends and it was such a happy day! I went to see her this morning with the girls (Kris was sick!) and got to bring her my favorite gift to bring to a new mama in the hospital. I remember my first time becoming a mom, there were a few things I wished I had, so I like to prepare a basket of goodies for the mom, dad and baby - but mostly the mama! 

Here is what I normally include in a pretty basket: 
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1 - A comfy pair of black pajamas. If my friend had a c-section I will typically do some kind of button up pajama dress for comfort. This pair is my all time favorite - and it's less than $20! 

2 - Something for the baby. This can be an inexpensive onesie, a cute blanket or anything that makes sense for that family. My sweet niece already has a lot of clothing so I picked a cute and colorful blanket and Avery helped me to pick out a lovey for her new cousin

3 - Then I add in some favorite snacks. For my sister in law I gave her dark chocolate kind bars and her favorite junk food, cheezits! 

4 - I also include some toiletry items like Batiste Dry Shampoo, a loofah, EOS lip gloss, Yes to Cucumbers face wipes and The Honest Company hand sanitizer. 

5 - I add a cute journal for making notes or writing down thoughts in the hospital or at home - even for thank you cards from folks who drop by with gifts! This one was from the Target Dollar Spot and looked so cute!

6 - I add some travel baby wipes to keep in the car, because you know as a mom you can never have enough! 

7 - Lastly I included a magazine in case there is some down time while nursing, etc, but that might be wishful thinking! ;) 

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