JC Penney Swimwear

I hope y’all had a great Fourth of July! I had a nice four-day weekend just relaxing at home with Pete. While I love a lazy holiday weekend, it’s taken me a couple of days to get back into my work rhythm. Anyone else? Every month or so, I like to put together an Instagram round up of some things I’ve been up to and cute finds I have been loving. Plus there is a Shopbop Sale Alert in today’s post as well as some final Nordstrom Anniversary Sale strategy before the Early Access launch on Friday. So let’s get into it!

First on this Instagram round up are these new summer-ready pieces (pictured above) from JC Penney, which are perfect for the season. If only I had a beach vacation coming up where I could take them soon! I’ll have to just rock them by my pool in the backyard for now. I loved these flip flops so much that I got them in 3 colors. And this tassel coverup and ruffle swimsuit (fits true to size) is just too cute for the pool or beach.

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Rachel Parcell Wrap Dress

I have expressed my love of wrap dresses before in this past blog post here. They’re so feminine, flattering and versatile. I wore this dress to lunch with my classic heels, but I could easily wear it with strappy sandals, wedges or white sneakers and a denim jacket to dress it down.

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Travel Essentials

I’m just now finishing up a crazy month of traveling! No complaints here though. My Tumi suitcases have always been great to take with me because they’re so durable and well-made. And you can probably tell how much I have been enjoying my Gucci sneakers! I couldn’t forget an oversized tote and comfy cardigan for the plane ride too. I don’t like airplane blankets (they are filthy) and always have a cardigan or wrap with me when I travel.

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Summer Staples - olive pants

This was one of my outfits of the day recently. The white linen shirt is so lightweight, making it the perfect summertime staple. My olive pants are old, but here is a similar option. And matching my shoes to my accessories (like this brown belt) always makes me feel chic and polished. By the way, these sandals are a great dupe for the Hermes Oran sandal.

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Beauty Bio Radiance Oil

Beauty Bio’s “Radiance” body oil is SO essential for the summer because it gives you the loveliest glow. It’s infused with apricot, olive and jojoba that is nourishing to the skin. I highly recommend everything from this beauty brand fave of mine.

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Eliza J Striped Summer Dress - Alaska

Did y’all see my Alaska Disney Cruise recap yesterday on the blog? You can read it here if you missed it. I wore this nautical striped midi dress to brunch and honestly was a bit chilly, so I paired it with a denim jacket. But it is ideal for the warm weather here in Texas. You’ve also probably seen me wear this beachy charm bracelet on all my latest vacations –  I just love it!

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Teleties hair bands

Have y’all heard of Teleties? I don’t think they’re a secret any more since they’ve become so popular. Let me tell you… they are amazing! These don’t break like rubber bands and they don’t leave a crease in my hair. Definitely a win in my book! This hair care must-have comes in tons of fun colors and different sizes. The minute I sit down at my desk, I pull my hair up into a ponytail with one of these.

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Eliza J leopard dress - cruise

I also wore a leopard maxi dress on our Disney Cruise to Alaska. It was perfect for a nice dinner with Pete on the ship. Unfortunately, it is still not available from Eliza J online but I linked similar choices. And this lucite bag is from Charlotte Max. She is local to Dallas but ships everywhere, so check out her website. You can also see that I got great use out of my classic nude heels on this trip. They were a splurge but I don’t regret it since I pretty much wear them on a weekly basis. Style tip: A strappy nude heel is a great way to elongate your legs.

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Hopefully you enjoyed this Instagram round up. Remember that looks like this get posted in the LikeToKnow.it app first. You can access it here. It’s a great way to shop what I’m trying on before it gets posted on the blog. By the way, you can always see the feed here too – SHOP MY INSTAGRAM (on my blog). Just consider these little shortcuts in life!

SALE ALERT: Shopbop is having a 2 day SALE. Save up to 75% OFF all designer boutique items with code EXTRA19. This is a great way to supplement your summer wardrobe at a huge discount. Click here to get started.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale strategy update: Be sure to read this blog post if you need the basic info. Ramsey and I spent yesterday morning at Nordstrom Northpark pulling items to shoot for the blog and social media. There is lots of confusion this year about when you can shop. Nordstrom changed things up a bit and is letting their top tier clients shop now (Icon and Ambassador). My guess is that they are doing this to ease to burden of online shopping traffic. In the past, the Nordstrom site has crashed when the sale launches. To clarify, here is a list of WHEN you can shop the #NSale.

ICON: This means you are level 4. This is the top tier customer at Nordstrom. If you are ICON you can pre-shop online starting at 11:30 CST on Thursday, July 11th. You must use your Nordstrom card to access the sale. Simply click here to get started.  

AMBASSADOR: This is level 3. Ambassadors can also pre-shop online on Thursday the 11th at 11:30 CST. This is a new addition this year.

NORDSTROM CARDHOLDERS: Are you a cardholder (debit or credit) but are not icon or ambassador? You will want to get on at 11:30 CST on Friday, July 12th for your EARLY ACCESS to the #NSale! I will have my first blog post up that morning so that you can peruse our selections and get ready to SHOP! NOTE: You have to have a Nordstrom credit card to access the Anniversary Sale on this date. You DO NOT have to use it for your purchase (put it on any credit card).

PUBLIC ACCESS: Public access will start Friday, July 19th. There will be a blog post of all of the good items to get at this point in the sale. The sale runs through August 4. On Monday, August 5, prices go up to full price.

I hope this helps clarify some things. As always, leave me a comment if you have any questions. While I know there are a million bloggers covering the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I hope you will consider shopping the sale with me. Your support is greatly appreciated!

xoxo – Tanya

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