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Camo sweater:

Black Skinny Jeans:




Faux Leather High Rise Leggings:

Wedge booties:







Tie Front tee:


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Perforated heels:


Summer Vibes Sweater:


Jack Rogers sandals (sale alert!!):

Earrings (use code LDIETERLE15 for 15% off!):

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White denim jacket:

Black ankle tie pant:


Sunnies: (similar and on mega sale!)


Chiffon Caftan cover up:

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V neck tee:

Linen Blend Shorts:

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PJ romper:

Long cardigan:

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Printed Shorts:

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Tortoise sunglasses:




Gray jeans (similar):






Ankle Zip Leggings:






Peep Toe Heels:



Natural Accents For Your Fall Accessories and a NEW Giveaway!

The start of fall is a great time to update some of your regularly worn accessories. Every year it seems as though the fall season leads me to incorporating more natural elements into my jewelry especially with leathers, beads and stones. Natural elements will give your fall outfits some warmth and textural interest. I’m excited to share this collaboration with Jord, a company specializing in wooden watches that I think are the perfect watch for the fall and winter season! These watches are certainly a unique way to add some natural touches to your outfits. A watch is something that is worth a bit of an investment just because it can be worn daily- but for that reason is also a way to regularly showcase your personal style. I think you will love the Jord lineup just as much as I do!

You can take a peak at the offerings from Jord here These watches are a great gift giving option especially noting that the watch box and the watch itself are engraveable.

As a partner with Jord, I selected the Cassia Walnut and Vintage Rose watch shown above. I love wearing touches of rose gold in my jewelry, and I love the combination of the masculine wood band with the accents of the pretty copper pink metal. I have worn it a several times now and have received compliments each time! You can learn more about my specific watch here:
As a special thank you for following me I have teamed up with Jord to offer a giveaway! The winner will receive a $100 credit to use towards the Jord watch of their choosing! How great is that?! Enter using this link:

Wooden Wrist Watch

Wooden Wrist Watch


Hello friends!! I’m very excited to announce a new rolling blog post today!  Similar to the Shop My Instagram post which is updated frequently based on my outfits, this post is where I will officially share all of my save vs. splurge picks.  My plan is to regularly update this page every Sunday.  I will try my best to make sure the pieces posted here will be well stocked, if something starts running low please feel free to message me so I can fill it in with something that is well stocked.  Most of these items will be one of two things- either a closet staple that will get a lot of use or a more trendy piece that you might not want to spend big bucks on.  For those of you following me on Instagram, I will notify you when I add to this post!  Also, if you have a special request for an item you’d like me to feature as a Save vs. Splurge please let me know in the comments.  Scroll down to start viewing my picks!  *post contains affiliate links

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LEOPARD SNEAKERS (2 save options!)

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FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS- 2 great save options!!:

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Best of NSale 2018

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Yes, this sale is so big I’m giving you guys two posts about it!  I honestly debated posting my picks just because I think everyone gets bombarded with these posts from other bloggers.  However, after shopping the sale in store today I felt like there was too much good stuff that I had to put something together for you.   These are items that I saw/tried on/ purchased that get my stamp of approval!  If you have a Nordstrom Card take advantage of your early access days and snag these now before they sell out!  And things do sell out quick, I wanted to post pictures of me in a North Face jacket and a dress that are already history 😦

First up…my official top denim pick for fall.  I will swear on my kids that these Topshop jeans will make you look two sizes smaller.  They rival my love for the H&M shaping skinny jeans but they are even better if you ask me.  Don’t worry about the “petite” description, these will look like ankle jeans on most unless you are supermodel tall.  I did size up in these but like I said overall they made me look two sizes smaller.  And they’re under $50. GET ‘EM, thank me later!


I also loved these Vigoss jeans, these have a cute frayed tulip hem.  Adding these to my closet as well at a sale price of $44.90


Next I loved this suede inspired drapey cardigan.  It’s a great layering piece for fall and looks far more expensive than it’s current $59 price tag. It also comes in a black, burgundy and gray option.

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Last year Instagram was crazy for sherpa pullovers. If it’s any indication based on what I saw at the store today this trend is going to continue once the weather cools down.  These were literally flying off the racks!


I scoped out the flannel shirt situation.  Honestly, I couldn’t see purchasing another one for myself – I have a closet full.  And yes the Rails options are cute but I loved the BP versions just as much and at $30 I think you will too!  Shop several patterns here:


Lots of love for this thermal henley!! Comes in a few different colors, would be the perfect staple to grab for coffee runs come fall.  Check it out here:


This Eliza J dress would flatter any figure.  I love this green floral pattern for fall.  It’s almost $40 off during this sale, currently priced at $78.90.  I’ve always been happy with my dresses in the past from this brand.

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One of my favorite finds was this cardigan, I picked up the ivory one.  It is super soft and cozy and reminds of the more expensive Barefoot Dreams cardigan that is twice the price even on sale! This one is only $35!

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And my top pick for the most comfortable push up bra you could ever own is this one from SPANX.  On sale for under $45.  It is so well made, it will last forever if you take care of it.


Oh the shoes at this sale, I could go on and on.  Two pairs came home with me.  They were must haves.  The first are these leopard/calf hair mules, on sale for $84.90.  I’ve been eyeing these since the catalogue preview came out! I recommend sizing up a half size.


I also could leave behind these metallic Cole Haan camo sneakers, a bit of a splurge as they aren’t appropriate for athletic wear…but, how good will my fall errand running style be in these babies? There are true to size

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The beauty finds are also always a hit during the Anniversary Sale.  I did a post a few months ago on the benefits of mirconeedling.  I have friends who swear by the Glopro device because the laser helps minimize redness from the microneedling.  Through the magic of the NSale only, this set is $100 off its usual price. Snag it here:

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I’ve heard a lot of great things about the ghd hairstyler, many bloggers swear by it and it’s supposed to be one of the safest ways to heat style your hair.  You can use this to straighten or curl your hair.  It’s almost a $90 savings during this sale!


In the fragrance department, this Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb set is a winner.  The fragrance was name Allure’s Best in 2017.  I tried it for the first time tonight and have to admit its pretty amazing.  It’s a warm fragrance but still floral, it smells really classy and elegant without being overly bold.


OK ladies, how did I do?  My goal was to show you some picks that maybe you haven’t seen yet!  If you purchase any of these I would great appreciate if you use my links, it helps me understand what my readers are interested in and what I should feature more of in the future!  Thanks for shopping with me! *posts contain affiliate links



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips

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It’s that time of year when every fashion blogger turns their attention to one store and one store only. Amongst retailers, Christmas in July might as well be hosted by none other than Nordstrom. The Anniversary Sale opens to cardholders for early access from 7/12-7/19, from 7/20-8/5 the sale is on to the public. I have shopped this sale for several years and my biggest issue I have with the sale is that it’s mainly fall attire and shoes on sale. Something about just putting those items to the back of my closet for summer makes me kinda tune out the fall stuff. But, if you can put your brain in pumpkin spice mode than that is the real secret to getting the most bang for your buck with this sale. Below are my top tips for the biggest sale of the year. Happy shopping ladies!

1) If you are going to be heartbroken if something sells out do NOT wait to buy. Popular items will sell out quick and you’ll be outta luck. If shopping online and you are not sure of your sizes buy two and return one later to the store once you get your items delivered.

2) Think gifts. Maybe not necessarily Christmas gifts, although for you ambitious types you could easily cross off everyone in one online shopping sesh. But think hostess gifts, teacher gifts, birthday gifts. There is a wide range of things you could stash for a last minute gift. Brands that rarely go on sale are such a treat for people to receive and likely a pleasant surprise for the recipient.

3) Be careful on the beauty sets. Nordstrom has a great return policy on beauty items – even if used they’ll take them back. This said, if you are purchasing a large set even at a discount make sure you’ll use everything in the set. If you are buying things you won’t ever use you aren’t saving a dime!

4) Don’t forget to shop lingerie! Nordstrom doesn’t mess around in the bra/undies department! The sale always includes some high end/quality lingerie staples that are usually well worth it. A common brand you will find on sale is Natori which in my opinion make some of the most comfortable and well fitting bras around.

5) Buy high quality staples. That patterned blouse or turtleneck sweater might come home with you but what you really want to focus on are shoes and coats. If you live in a cool climate, you can’t beat a great Nsale deal on a down parka. Same with winter boots or sneakers that will get worn multiple times a week.

Nordstrom $500 Gift Card Giveaway


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Best of Amazon Beauty

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If you’re like me and find yourself turning to Amazon Prime several times a week you are going to love this post! I’m covering all the best beauty steals and deals from Amazon.  Some of these picks are regular big name brands that you would find at any corner drugstore but…hey if Amazon wants to deliver it to your doorstep than why not?  Other brands are more specific to Amazon and a few may be completely new to you.  Rest assured, I give everything here my seal of approval with a 5 star rating and it’s all found in my bathroom or on my vanity.  If you have a great Amazon beauty find please feel free to post in the comments!

  1. I have found an awesome and easy way to clean my makeup brushes weekly. If you are on Instagram and follow me @poutnpowder I have a Instastory showing how I use this brush wash and makeup brush cleaning mat.  For less than $10 these two products are well worth the investment! Ecotools Brush Wash  Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat
  2. The best makeup remover I’ve found is this Garnier Micellar Water.  This affordable option easily removes even the most stubborn longwear makeup (ie- lipsense!) I use it on the regular to remove my daughter’s stage makeup from dance recitals.  It’s gentle and great for sensitive skin! Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
  3. Another amazing product for adults and kids is this Fave4 hair detangler.  Especially during this summer season when tangly pool hair is a frequently encountered girl mom issue this product has virtually eliminated the tangle tears!  Fave 4 is a Texas based company, I’ve mentioned them before because I love supporting mothers that are entrepreneurs.  It’s a little pricier than most drug store detanglers but this a quality product made without parabens and silicones. Fave 4 Dearly Detangled
  4. During the summer I like to use a clarifying shampoo to help with all the chemical damage from pool water.  Apple Cider Vinegar is a component in a lot of these shampoos and I love that this Fekkai shampoo doesn’t smell like a salad dressing!  This is a great purchase to also remove build up from styling products and dry shampoo. Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo
  5. Nothing worse than dealing with pesky facial hair, I keep one of these handy little trimmers in my purse and one in my bathroom at home. This is a must have for sure!!Philips Precision Hair Trimmer
  6. I’ve posted about this self tanning lotion before but it deserves another mention.  I have gotten so many compliments with this tan in a bottle!  People don’t believe when I tell them its a fake tan.  The best thing about this is the scent is totally a non-issue making it easy to apply even before you head out the door for the day! Tan Towel On The Glow Self Tanning Lotion
  7. I discovered the following bronzer and blush by following several beauty bloggers.  Over and over these products were recommended.  They are extremely affordable and the colors of both are universally flattering for all skin tones. Milani Baked Blush Luminoso  Physicians Formula Body Butter
  8. I love going to get a gel manicure, but sometimes I like to give my nails a little break.  By far, this is the best longwear polish I’ve tried.  I consistently get 10-14 days of wear, the top coat here is the key.  In the link provided you get a gorgeous pink color and the top coat combined.  It’s a great bundle and I promise you’ll be hooked after one use!Essie Gel Couture Longwear Nail Polish
  9. NYX is a great affordable drugstore brand and I’ve noticed their prices are even better on Amazon than in the drugstore, usually at least a dollar or two cheaper per item.  The following are my tried and true favorite NYX lippies and concealer.  The gloss in particular is a great dupe for MAC lipglass!

         NYX Matte Perfect Red Lipstick

         NYX Butter Gloss Crème Brulee

         NYX Dark Circle Concealer


Family Picture Outfit Round Up- Summer Edition

Photo Credit: Julia Bach Photography

Family portraits, we all love the final product but there is A LOT of work on the back end right?  From picking out a location and time, dealing with unpredictable weather- just the logistics are tough!  And then you always have someone cranky, hungry, having to pee, sick of smiling, etc.  But the hardest task of all which in my house always falls on me is picking out everyone’s outfit.  There have been times when I was seriously ready to give up hope and hire a stylist! My go-to style for family portraits is usually classic and preppy.  I find that is easiest to get everyone else on board and takes the least amount of time and effort to coordinate.  I have never gone through the outfit planning process without having to purchase at least a few pieces to finish off outfits, if not starting with a fresh slate and buying everything new.  Yes it can be pricey, so I stick with some of my favorite retailers that I know will have coordinating items and good sales.  For this round up I picked everything from J. Crew Factory.  I tried to keep these picks within a similar color scheme so it’s easy to mix and match.  Some would say to avoid patterns/prints but I tend to put at least one family member in a pattern that matches the overall color scheme because I think it adds interest.  In terms of summer attire, the girls in our family usually wear a dress because it’s just less hassle to deal with than separates! One and done is the way I like it!  Guys will be in shorts and a short sleeve top, nothing looks worse in photos than full on sweat city so stick to cool attire for your summer portraits!

Feel free to browse these selections and keep in mind not everyone has to be matchy matchy! Mix it up within the same color scheme for the winning combo!  If you get stuck add some white or chambray which are great neutrals for summer.




J.Crew Factory Shirtdress shown in navy, but I love the green also!:


J. Crew Factory OTS Eyelet Dress shown in white:

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J. Crew Factory Seersucker Apron Dress:

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J. Crew Factory Lace dress with scalloped hem shown in black but I love the coral option!:


J. Crew Factory Tie Sleeve Dress in Denim:

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Watermelon Dress (my favorite!!):

watermelon dress

Linen off the shoulder dress:

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Tassel dress, shown in aqua but I love the coral!:

tassle dress

White Eyelet Top:

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Seersucker short:

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Pique polo in vintage surf (other colors available):

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Slim fit seersucker shirt:


Short sleeve printed shirt (love the blue hibiscus print!):

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Chambray shorts:

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Chino Shorts:

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Boys printed shirt (Blue Hibiscus):


Garment dyed polo:


Rugby polo shirt:


Boys oxford short sleeve:


Seersucker shorts:

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Chambray anchor short:

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Lightweight pull on short:

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One Piece Wonders

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Pool days are finally here and one trend I’m loving (and thankful for!) is the one piece swimsuit.  I did some major hunting at one of my favorite bargain spots, have you ever heard of this little chain called Target? 😉  They have a Memorial Day Sale going on thru tonight so if something here looks like it’s for you snatch it up while it’s on sale…but don’t fear if you miss the sale, a lot of these suits are bargains even at full price!

This black crochet suit is a dupe for the Becca suit that you will literally find ALL over Instagram! Find it here:


Another option with some crochet detailing here…the plunge neckline on this adds a little something doesn’t it?!


Palm print is a huge trend this summer!  This suit is very modest and the waist definition on this one is a huge plus!

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I personally own this one and wore it for the majority of our spring break trip.  It has the look of a two piece and I loved the little rouching on the body…it covered up the evidence of a few too many poolside drinks and snacks 😉


This is another option that I personally own and love, another forgiving and flattering swimsuit for sure!!


Gingham is also a print that is super trendy this summer…if you follow me on Instagram you know I’m a little obsessed and I had to include this option!

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Must preface this pick with a firm “Not Prego” stance, but for those of you looking for a maternity suit I love this option!!


Wanted to also include a few plus size options here!!  These are all flattering and sure to please!


I love the side paneling on this suit below, super flattering!


For the palm print win!


Last but not least, wanted to include a few coverup options since they are also part of the sale!  I love this seersucker cutie- it might be added to my closet!


For boat days, I love a hooded cover up so when it gets windy and your hair is wet you can stay warm!!

hooded cover up

Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial weekend!  Of course, we wouldn’t enjoy these weekends to the fullest if it wasn’t for the dedication and bravery of our armed forces.  My sincerest thanks to those who have fought for our freedom and to those who continue to do so!