Showing posts with label nordstrom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nordstrom. Show all posts

go pink

Just wanted to share with you some fabulous companies that have items benefitting breast cancer research and raising awareness.

Under Armour - Power in Pink


If I had seen the Super Girl T first, I would have gotten it. Instead I got a different basic T from UA:


May Designs - Think Pink

I am totally obsessed with May Designs. I love that you get to personalize everything!
Here's a few of their BCA patterns....

May Books....

an ode to Mean Girls of course

May Notes...

GMA of course featured some awesome deals on companies going PINK!

Nordstrom has 2 Essie polishes....

Coach is also fundraising....

And of course, Stella & Dot has their breast cancer awareness boutique!

Do you partake in fundraising for this cause? How so?

kick off the holiday weekend!

If you are anticipating 5 o'clock to hit so you can head out on a weekend vacay - or even just enjoy an extended weekend at home with the fam - then hopefully this will help the time pass by super quick!
Some fabulous sales are happening this weekend!!!
Nordstrom is having a big 'ol shoe sale!
Totally loving these Casiano pumps!
Need new drawers? Victoria's Secret is doing their "7 for $26" deal!

Tory Burch is offering up to 30% off!
My beloved, Stella & extra 25% off sale items!
This is one of the pieces that's now such a STEAL! The Secret Garden Cuff - was $98, now $36.75!!!

 Want more? Check out:

Have a safe & fun weekend!

sunday fashion post

I haven't done one of these in AWHILE!

I have been looking forward to wearing this dress. I LOVE the color - it's like a deep teal.

Dress: Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman via Rue La La

Here's a better image of the shoes.....

The accessories....

Love a good arm party :)


Ha, did you sing that title? No, go back & sing it!

Here's a fun pic of Matteo & I with the birthday girl last night! We had such a great time celebrating with the family!

Thanks Aunt Suz for sending me home with the guac! I'm TEARING IT UP right now as I blog...I'm addicted.

My Saturday was another early morning. I have a love / hate with early mornings. I always feel so accomplished by noon for getting up early, but the waking up part just KILLS me. Especially when Matty & Dexter are sawing logs next to me.

Well, I met my girls Emily & Nickie at 7am for our Nordstrom Spring Trend Show! We were greeted at the entrance by Nordstrom personnel who gave us our cute little tote bags with goodies inside. The first part was a "beauty bash" where we were able to have coffee and light refreshments, while we waited to be let in to the store where the show would take place. It got crowded real quick!

There were giveaways during this time as well...and even though the lady was using a microphone to announce the winners...other ladies still felt the need to push in front of us. Um, rude.

Since Nickie was the one in flats, I gave her the pep talk of "take no prisoners". Run like in a race, & use that Gucci bag to pummel anyone who tries to push in front of you....(since seating was first come, first serve). 

Nickie was ready to fight!

So finally the countdown began, the barricade was removed, and every woman in Tampa rushed to the escelator. I had to remind myself NOT to be unkind and trip people or kick them in the shins with my wedges...but it kinda reminded me of my last 5K. There were walkers in front of me who just needed to move. Walkers to the back please!

We made it to our seats and had a little photo shoot....

Yes, anything "free" does excite me this much.

My horrible attempt at getting the stage

The show was really energetic, and I really enjoyed the styling choices. However, most of my focus was on the clothing...but with this show, we're supposed to be more focused on the cosmetic side of things. I was more interested in this girl's shoes:
Horribly blurry, sorry...the model just would not cooperate with my shutter speed

And then this fun number came out & I immediately wanted the entire outfit. Very Sex & the City, in my opinion...
Sparkles & feathers?! Yes, please!

Don't misunderstand, I did pay attention some to the cosmetics ~ but to be honest, I felt like the demographic was a bit more mature this year. However, MAC kept it really playful with this cutie:

We learned in years prior to leave the fashion show a few minutes before the end in order to hit up the cosmetic counters downstairs before they are BOMBARDED and sold out.

It eventually got insanely crowded...

I should mention that I DO NOT deal well in crowds. Hords of people, standing in one spot, shoulder to shoulder, not moving, kinda stresses me out a bit. I wasn't entirely unfriendly to every other shopper, but I definitely gave out several looks of "what the heck are you doing?" with a side of "get out of my way!".

Luckily, I was able to purchase everything on my list before the products sold out. (Yes, I had a list ~ I made it during the show; and yes, things sell's INSANE).

Here's my purchases:
CHANEL polishes, Mimosa & Blue Satin
Yes, that's a yellow shade on the left, & I can't wait to wear it.
Well, actually, it's still on my thumb ~ I demo'ed it while waiting for a sales associate. Then I demo'ed a gold that's on my index finger, and the Blue Satin on my middle finger (which I showed that last one off as much as possible....KIDDING!)

My MAC goodies! I'm a MAC girl.
Skin Brightening Serum (a primer but with more skin nourishing ingredients), tinted moisturizer, bright pink lip glass, and Sheen Supreme lipstick (which they have been sold out of every time I've tried to buy)

Once we all got our goodies & found Emily, after she got distracted and wandered off to purses (that's why we're friends)...we packed it up and headed out for a gorgeous afternoon, basking in the sun!

this is why it's called the sunshine state
pretty, huh? (no I wasn't talking about my feet, but I'm totally diggin' my current polish choice!)

Emily tried copying my picture, but got photo bombed big time
rude dude needs to understand photo taking don't walk in front of active photo op's

Nickie & I enjoying the Pina Colada popsicles that Emily's hubby, CaseFace Casey brought us! Holler!
He even chillaxed with us for a bit!

Cutie Emily

Presently, I'm bathing in aloe due to mis-use of the spray sunscreen. There were horrible winds when I was trying to apply it & now, thanks Banana Boat, I have splotches & streaks of white & red. (Hey, if I change my polish & use my new Blue Satin polish I'd be VERY patriotic!) 

I'm thinking a turtleneck will be required for the next 3 days to hide the white streak that runs from my the shoulder of my left arm, to my wriist. I'm dreading Matty's reaction when he sees me....especially if it's anything like Casey's...which was "HA HA HA!", followed by "that wasn't a joking laugh!"

How was your Saturday?!?

fun facts for friday


#1 - - - Billion Dollar Babes online shopping site is having a giveaway...all you have to do is like them on Facebook to be entered - - ends today though

#2 - - - Matt is a professional angler at heart & spirit. I mean, look what he did to our garage:
there he is, tinkering with his
please note the pegboard behind him

He's trying to be a *good wife* I took one for the team & liked Bass Pro Shops to enter him to win a fishing trip with Kevin VanDam (a pro angler). You should do it as's the cool thing to do.

#3 - - -Today is my grandmother-in-law's 92nd birthday! We're celebrating with a family party tonight. She's a hard partier & stays up MUCH later than I do.

#4 - - -I'm going to a fashion show in the morning at Nordstrom!!!

#5 - - -I'm running the SheRunsLA 10K - - I thought it was a good idea since I need to branch out from 5K's

Do you have any fun plans this weekend? Any races?

Thursday Arrivals!

This week has F L O W N by! I can't believe it's already Thursday! That means almost down to only 1 week left of P90X! YAY!!!

I've only logged 6 miles this week ~ but my minutes per mile have been improving: 8:00, 8:45, and 8:30

Well the UPS man had a delivery for me today

I ship most everything I order online to my job. So when packages arrive, they are a nice "pick me up"! Sure, Starbucks up the road would do the trick as well...but some days, I really despise driving.

So the big box was from HauteLook - one of my online shopping communities (invite only) that sells designer goods (apparel, accessories, home goods) for a discounted price. I've been working on decorating our I ordered 3 sets of canvases. Only 2 arrived though - which was really annoying.

Turns out that I'm not going to receive the third one...which really stinks. HauteLook sent me an email alerting me that the manufacturer didn't pull through with the order (HauteLook doesn't stock goods...they just coordinate sells & the manufacturer ships). So HauteLook refunded me the third canvas, & then gave me a $20 credit! I thought that was great customer service!

The smaller box was from Nordstrom. I had to order in a pair of shoes that the store here didn't have stock first pair of TOMS!

My fashionable friend Emily had hers on the other day, they were super cute...and I kept thinking about them the next day. (That happens to other people right???) So I caved & ordered a pair - little did I know though, these Classic Glitter Slip On's come in several colors: black, silver, gold, nude, and pink! Emily had on the gold ones, which I loved! I'm a sucker for glitter & comfy shoes. I opted for the nude shade...I figured Matt would be more likely to hold my hand in public if I didn't have on the silver ones (which were my other choice)!
Don't they look super comfy?!?

Nordstrom has quite of a selection of TOMS for men & women. Plus the shoes support a great cause ~ for every shoe purchase, TOMS donates one pair to a child in need.

While the cat's away, the mouse will play

Well, this was my passenger seat yesterday after work. I headed to Bealls Home Outlet ~ they are relocating which means liquidation sale! Super stoked. Since "you know who" is gone for the weekend, I have to make the most of every minute! Matt is letting me "re do" some rooms in our house. Pictures to come!

And here is a picture of the backseat of Mama Dukes' car after our Nordies' adventure:

In true shopper fashion, we arrived at Nordstrom when they opened. Lucky for us, the shoe department was having a GREAT sale!
How cute is this shoe box?!? Ha, part of the sale was the box! It looks like a shopping bag! The shoes aren't bad either. 

Finally found a cross body bag! Elliot Luca has an amazing selection...I opted for snakeskin & mom, the pewter. The chain is like looks super cute on.

We finished up at Nordstrom & moved on to the Nordstrom Rack ~ where I found these Sperry's! I'm an imposter boater.

No, the ones on the left are NOT mine! Bought those for the hubs. The cute plaid ones are mine though!
How "his & hers" of us, huh? 
Actually, I was feeling a little guilty that I was finding all these great buys & poor Matt was fishing :( Oh wait, he CHOSE to go. It's not like he's fishing for food or anything. So anyways, I got him the Sperry's & then found this super chic men's dress shirt. I'm sure he's going to hate it. 

So in true What Not To Wear's what I got:
3 pairs of shoes ~ 4 if you include Matt's
2 MAC lipgloss
 1 purse
1 dress
1 top
1 men's dress shirt
1 cardigan
1/2 a set of bangles ~ ha, mom found this killer set & there was only we went halfsies ~ she's forgetful though, so in a week they'll all be mine
Too bad isn't what on What Not To Wear's tab!

I'd like to interrupt this fashion rambling to tell you to DRINK WATER. I was super annoyed today, the only reason we STOPPED shopping....besides the fact that we don't have an unlimited budget....I was so feeling dehydrated. Sure we had water with us...but it wasn't nearly enough. And shopping is a sport, we don't stop for "breaks" keep going if you expect any deals!
No pain, no gain baby!

Well, I'm off to spend an hour with Tony Horton, P90X'ing it up ~ then it's off to a celebratory birthday dinner!

Tminus 24 hours before Matt's triumphant return!