Top Picks from the Nordstrom Fall Sale + Gifts You Can Score for a Steal

Parker and I have started working on buying Christmas gifts for our families lately because this Christmas is going to be so different for us. We’re trying to knock out all of our familys’ gifts as early as possible, so we can give them to our parents when they come up for Thanksgiving next week! This way they can bring them home since we won’t be making it home this Christmas.

With all that said, this Nordstrom Sale that is going on right now is the perfect time to stock up on gifts. Everything I’m sharing today is between 20 and 50% off. I worked really hard to narrow down my favorites to my top 25. I basically have or want every single thing I’m sharing today. So whether you are wanting to treat yourself or get your Christmas shopping going, I hope today’s post is helpful!

5 Items I Have and Love

  1. Adidas Running Shoes (also come in gray)

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3. Tory Burch Riding Boots (33% off and come in 3 colors; I have gotten 2 pairs for Christmases in the past- the BEST gift!)

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4. Wubby Fleece Pullover, Similar Zip Up Option (it says to size down, but I actually sized up from a medium to a large and love the oversized fit)

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My 25 Picks from the Nordstrom Fall Sale

Did anything catch your eye? If I had to choose 2 things for myself, I would pick this sweater and this candle. Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

Outfit Ideas for Thanksgiving

Hey y’all! I took an unplanned day off from blogging on Tuesday because things have been so busy around here! Between the doctor’s appointments, expectant parent classes, birthday festivities, and doing all the things to prepare for a baby, time has been flying lately!

However, I’m excited about today’s blog post, as well as some blog posts I have coming up. Holiday gift guides are in the works! And Black Friday is right around the corner!

Ok, onto today’s topic- Thanksgiving! I am ecstatic for Thanksgiving this year. Parker usually has to work the days before and after Thanksgiving, so we typically can’t travel home. So we typically spend Thanksgiving with just the 2 of us- and Bailey and Rosie of course. I wrote a blog post last year on how to make Thanksgiving fun when you’re not with family- you can click here to check it out. While we have fun doing that, we are much more excited about Thanksgiving this year. Both of our moms and dads are coming up to Southaven, and we are counting down!

We’re not planning anything too crazy because I will be a month away from my due date, but we are so looking forward to the company! And I need some help with some last minute nursery decisions. My parents are bringing the two paintings my mom painted for our baby boy’s room, and I really think they will tie everything together!

Because I will be a month away from my due date, I will most definitely be dressing in a comfy outfit for Thanksgiving. However, I’m going to share a few different outfit options with you today! Plus, they could be helpful if you’re planning for Thanksgiving week- nights out with friends, visits with family, Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving night, Black Friday shopping, etc.

Tunic & Leggings

This is the type of outfit I will be going with! My favorite leggings are Zella leggings- I get messages frequently from people who purchase them and say their lives are now changed because they are the best leggings they have ever owned! They are stretchy, figure-sculpting leggings with a no slip waistband. Comfy and flattering!

Outfit 1- Sweater | Leggings | Purse | Similar Booties, also here

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Outfit 3- Tunic | Leggings | Earrings | Boots | Purse

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Sweater & Jeans

This is another great outfit option for Thanksgiving day, as long as your jeans are comfortable and your sweater is loose fitting! Rockstar 24/7 jeggings (in black here) are the most comfortable jeans I have found! I have been living in the maternity pair!

Outfit 1- Sweater | Jeans | Wedges | Earrings

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Outfit 2- Sweater | Jeans

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Dress & Booties

Ok, so all of the dresses I’m sharing below are the same. :) It is clearly my favorite dress for fall- so comfortable, classic, and cute! It runs true to size. I wore medium before pregnancy and large with a bump. Here are some prints that are still in stock- charcoal | gray & white | abstract scroll white | ice blue | snakeskin |

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Pajamas

Who doesn’t want to change into comfy pjs to do some online sale shopping after Thanksgiving dinner?! PJ Harlow makes our favorite pajamas! You can click here to check out Ebie’s pj set and click here for my pj pants.

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Do you get cute and dressy for Thanksgiving, or do you go more casual? Whatever the case, I hope you have a wonderful time and count your many blessings! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

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Top 5 Purchases from October

So I normally share a roundup of all of my favorite clothing purchases of the month, along with a couple of my readers’ most purchased items. I didn’t buy many new clothing items for myself this month, so I’m just going to share my 5 favorite purchases, as well as the 5 most purchased items that my readers bought through my links! I think I like this idea more than just sharing my favorites anyway- it’s always fun to see what other people are purchasing too!

I have explained this before, but if you are curious- I am able to see how many people click on my links and how many people purchase items through my links. However, I am never able to see any names of the people who are doing the buying. I do get a small commission from items that are purchased through my links, so if you are shopping through my links, please know that I am SO grateful and wish I knew who you were so I could properly thank you!

My Top 5 Purchases

1. My baby shower dress- one of the 2 clothing purchases I made this month! I actually have it in 2 other prints from before pregnancy. I wear size medium regularly, but I sized up to a large for the bump. It is so comfortable, and it’s one of those dresses that I am excited to pull out year after year because of it’s classic and cute style! Other colors that have more sizes- graphite, ice blue, and snakeskin.

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2. Mockneck sweater- sweaters with mocknecks are my very favorite! And this color is gorgeous. It also comes in camel. I sized up from my normal medium to a large and love it!

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3. My mom’s birthday cake- When Parker and I got our gender reveal cupcakes, I spotted this cake that looked like a dream come true! My mom and I both love icing, so I knew I’d have to go back and get it for her birthday. It was the most perfect and delicious cake for icing lovers! So glad I got to celebrate my mom’s birthday while I was home last weekend!

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4. Baby’s crib and mattress- This is why my clothing purchases have decreased… all of the precious baby things that we need are currently taking priority!

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5. Baby’s dresser/ changing table- We also got this, and it comes in about 4000 pieces. So we haven’t quite had the time to put it together just yet. Parker said he would take it on as a weekend project this weekend. Perfect birthday gift for him, right (his birthday is Friday)?!

Bonus: Glider- We also got this glider where I know lots of time will be spent!

My Readers’ Top 5 Purchases

1. Lou & Grey SignatureSoft Top- So funny this made the number 1 top spot for October’s best seller because it was also number 1 for September’s best seller list. What I mean by that is more people bought this top than any other item on my blog 2 months in a row! And for good reason… it is SO soft, comfortable, and the best top for fall! I had a friend message me after hers came in, and she said it felt like she was wearing pajamas! So true!

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2. Ottoman Slouchy Tunic- So the top I shared above is my favorite top I have bought this fall, but this slouchy ottoman tunic is my favorite sweater of all time! It is the best oversized tunic that can be worn with leggings, jeans, or even as a dress if you are short enough! Mine is a size medium and fit me before pregnancy, as well as now. It definitely runs big, and I love it! A friend let me know it was on sale last week, so I shared about the sale on Insta stories, and people took advantage! I’ll share again if I see it go on sale because it is such a cute sweater!

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3. Zella Leggings- Fun fact: the Zella maternity leggings have been the most clicked on item on my blog this month, but they are always out of stock. :( I’m glad all of the non pregnant people are purchasing these regular live in Zella leggings though because they are the very best leggings! They can be worn for exercise or with regular clothes.

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4. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings- my second favorite pair of leggings for fall (when not pregnant)! So cute, flattering, and fun! Other outfit details- sweater | shoes

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5. Snoogle Pregnancy Pillow- SO glad people are buying this because it has been so helpful for me! I can’t sleep without it now. It helps my achy back and hips tremendously!

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I couldn’t be more excited about the top 5 purchases y’all have made this month because they are all things that I love and use constantly! And I am so excited about my own purchases as well! Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

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Fall Favorites Under $50

Fall weather is officially here, so I thought it would be fun to share some affordable fall finds today! Some are new, some I’ve had for years. They are all things that I am currently loving and wearing!

Favorite Pullover- I got this pullover during the big Nordstrom sale, and it is finally marked down again! It is currently 35% off, making it just under $50. It is the absolute softest fleece pullover I’ve ever owned, and I can’t suggest it enough! The website suggests sizing down one size. However, I always size up in pullovers because I like them to fit oversized. I sized up from my usual medium to a large, and I love the fit! I love the fact that it has pockets too. It comes in a few colors. Mine is charcoal. Other details- jeans | bag

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Favorite Sweater- Sweaters that are long enough to wear with leggings are my absolute favorite. This one comes in 6 colors, and I would be happy with one of each. I ordered a large for pregnancy, but it is slightly fitted through the body (according to the website and my own opinion), and I’m not one to like fitted clothes. So I actually exchanged my large for an XL, and I love the fit. Other details- maternity leggings | nonmaternity leggings | earrings

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Favorite Tunic- I have shared this tunic a million times because I have 11 of them, and they are basically my uniform. It is long enough to wear with leggings and so comfortable! Other details- maternity leggings | nonmaternity leggings | shoes | sunglasses

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This teal ribbed one is the newest one in my collection!

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Favorite Jeans- These maternity jeans have been my absolute favorite! I love the low panel and the fact that they feel like leggings. They also come in nonmaternity, so you can click here to check those out. They both run true to size. The maternity pair that I have is the same size I wore before pregnancy. Other details- thermal | shoes

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Favorite Moto Leggings- I bought these 2 years ago, and they fit before pregnancy and still at 31 weeks pregnant! They are so comfortable and have such fun and unique details! Mine are last year’s style, so they are slightly different from this year’s style. Mine have a couple more seams in the front. Other details- sweater | shoes

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Favorite Shoes- I have been wearing these on repeat lately. They are perfect to wear when the weather is as crazy as it has been. They feel appropriate for the season, but they also don’t make my feet miserably hot when it warms up during the daytime. They run true to size. Other details- sweater | maternity leggings | nonmaternity leggings | crossbody bag

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Favorite Earrings- These tortoise resin hoop earrings are hard to see in the picture, but I adore them! They are the perfect fall hoops and go with basically every outfit! They are really lightweight too. Other details- sweater

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Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

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The Last Day of Tory Burch's Fall Annual Event

I’ve got a Monday post up for you today to take the place of my typical Tuesday post. And for good reason! Today is the last day of Tory Burch’s Fall Annual Event. If you are a Tory Burch lover, you know that big sales like this do not happen frequently. So when they do, you have to think Christmas, birthday, next summer, dream bag, etc.

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The details: From right now through tonight, you can use code FALL to get:

*20% off $200

*25% off $350

*30% off $500

There are some exclusions, so make sure the item you want does not say Excluded from the Fall Event when you click on it. All of the items I am sharing in this post today will be included. You can actually get up to 50% off because some items are already on sale, so add the additional promotion on top of the sale price and that gives you quite the deal!

One more tip- If your cart is close to being at one of the necessary totals to get a certain percentage off, add this pair of thin flip flops to get your total up above the minimum. They are one of the more affordable items included in the sale and a great purchase! I have them in a few colors and they are the perfect beach/pool/throw on and go flip flops!

Ok, now let’s get into the best items included in the sale! I’m going to share my top 3 picks and then all the rest of my favorites. Keep in mind that many of the items come in multiple colors, so you can click on the links or images below to be taken to the site to see all of the color options!

My Top 3 Picks

1. Riding Boots- Over the past 6 or 7 years, I have managed to score 2 pairs of Tory Burch riding boots as Christmas gifts from Parker! The fact that I have asked for them twice shows just how amazing they truly are. They are so comfortable but also very sturdy. They are classic and go with almost any outfit in the fall and winter. You can dress them up or dress them down. I have gotten so much use out of mine, and they still look brand new! They run true to size. I wear my regular size 9.

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2. Perry Tote- My mom and dad gave me the Tory Burch Perry Tote for Christmas years ago, and it is my absolute favorite tote to this day. I carry it all year long throughout every single season. It has been unavailable for a few years now, but I just saw that a new version of it is currently available! And it is reversible! And comes in a few different colors. It also comes in a mini size. You can click here to check out the mini one. And you can click here to check out a very similar style with a much lower price!

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3. Monroe Sandals- Most people claim the Miller sandals as their favorite Tory Burch sandals. While I do love my Miller sandals, the Monroe sandals are my number 1 favorite. They are more comfortable in my opinion. You know that pair of sandals you reach for time after time again? That is what these are for me. So cute, classic, and comfortable! The color I have is no longer available. However, I love the makeup color and think it would go with everything. They also come in black- another classic color that you can’t go wrong with! These run true to size. I wear my regular size 9.

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Do you have any favorite items by Tory Burch? I’d love to hear what I need to put on my Christmas wishlist this year! Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful day! And if you are interested in checking out a blog post from my earlier days of blogging AKA summer 2017, you can click here to read a blog post I wrote called Brands I Love: Tory Burch. :)

Fall Shoe Guide 2018

A lot of the shoes I’m sharing with you today are actually shoes that I pull out year after year. I think that speaks highly for them because it shows they are classic, high quality, and have not gone out of style. And thankfully my shoes are something that have continued to fit me, even when quite a bit of my clothes currently do not. I’m going to show you pictures of my favorite shoes by category and then share a few other options that I’m loving!

Boots

Sam Edelman Boots

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Wedges

Pierre Dumas Wedges (my exact color is not available, but there are 3 other options in the exact style I have)

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Booties

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None of my booties from last year are back in stock this year, so I am linking some other pairs that I found and liked! Each year, Jack Rogers and Steve Madden usually make my favorite booties!

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Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

A Blogger Event I Will Never Forget

Last Thursday I went to a fall blogger event in Memphis held by The Shops of Saddle Creek. It was fabulous in so many ways, and I’m so excited to share all the details with you today! I’m so grateful that I got invited! The majority of blogging takes place individually behind a phone or computer screen, so I’m thankful I got to spend time with other bloggers while following the most fun itinerary the Shops of Saddle Creek created for us!

As I start typing this post, I already know it’s going to be a long one because I have so many things to share- the good, the fun, and the scary! I’ll start by sharing our itinerary with you. And if you’re unfamiliar with the Shops of Saddle Creek, it is a shopping center in Memphis with the best places to shop, like Anthropologie, J.Crew, Loft, Madewell, Free People, Lululemon, Athleta, Sephora, etc.

Our Itinerary

My friend Megan (megonomics101 on Instagram) and I planned to meet at J.Crew a little early to get some photos before the event started. Another friend Elizabeth from @lifestyleinfocus showed up right around the same time we did, so we all took pictures together. Lucky for us, Elizabeth is a photographer, so she gave us all the posing tips!

FYI- if you have not tried taking solo shots, it’s not as easy as it looks. There are so many things to think about- what do I do with my hands? My legs and feet? What is the most flattering angle? And this baby bump is throwing yet even more difficulty into the equation. But anyway, Elizabeth made taking photos fun and taught us all kinds of tricks, which is not always how it goes with Parker…

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After our photo session, we walked into the event:

Stop 1: J.Crew with Rise Biscuits & Donuts

As soon as we walked into J.Crew, we were given an adorable Vera Bradley goody bag with all kinds of treats. They were also serving the most delicious biscuits from Rise. I was starving, so I grabbed a pimento cheese biscuit and some raspberry lemonade! Another girl grabbed a second biscuit, and I told her she had just scored the place of my BFF by doing this. I followed her lead and grabbed a second one, and this one was a chicken biscuit- even better!

Stop 2: Pandora with Nail Bar & Co.

We walked over to Pandora next, and they were serving fun drinks and providing nail art from Nail Bar & Co. I obviously couldn’t have a fun strawberry basil cocktail, but the bartender was so nice and went to the back to make me a mocktail version of what everyone else was drinking!

Then it was onto the nails- I had never gotten nail art before, and it was so much fun! They had really thought out this part of the event because not only did we get nail art, but then we got to try on some beautiful rings and bracelets from Pandora and model them with our cute new nails! I tried on this ring (I actually loved it and wanted it to wear in place of my engagement ring that no longer fits) and this bracelet that was just released in stores the day we were there!

Nail Bar is opening in Shops of Saddle Creek soon, and I will most definitely be going back for more fun nails. The people were beyond friendly, and they gave us some cuticle oil in a goody bag. I’ve never owned this stuff before. The rose scent smells SO good, and I’m so excited to add it into my nail routine!

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Unplanned Stop 2a: Almost Fainting on the Floor

So this was clearly not a planned part of the event, and nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I had just finished trying on the pretty jewels after getting my nails done and was chatting with some of my friends. All of a sudden, my vision started getting blurry, and I started feeling really weak, like I was about to pass out.

We were in a jewelry store that was basically shaped like a rectangle with another rectangular case displaying jewelry in the middle. I say this because there was nowhere for me to inconspicuously recover. I made it as far as I could towards the door and then kinda slid down a wall to sit down. People started asking me if I was ok, and I honestly didn’t know what was happening. I said yes, I’ll be fine, but I could feel the color draining out of my face and my whole body starting to sweat.

Someone brought me a chair, and getting off the floor into that seemed to make things worse. There are sofas and hammocks in a courtyard directly beside Pandora and all I could think about was getting on a sofa, but there was no way I could make it out the door. So after a few minutes, I swallowed what was left of my pride and got back on the floor. This time all the way down. As in, on my side. In my dress.

My friend Megan brought me my Vera Bradley goody bag, and I put that behind me in an effort to not flash everyone. She started googling pregnancy + faint + what to do. She also offered to call Parker, but he was half an hour away, and I was hoping and praying this would go away soon, so I didn’t want to worry him. Heather from the Shops of Saddle Creek got the people to turn the air way down, and I think that helped a lot. But now let me tell you what all happened that led to me finally being able to get up off of the floor.

Remember the friendly bartender I mentioned who went out of his way to make me a mocktail? Well, he was actually an angel sent from God. First, he brought me some ice chips in a really cold cup. Next, he brought me some ice water. Then, he brought me a towel full of ice to put on my face. After that, he took his button-down shirt off his back (he had an undershirt underneath it), and he folded it up for me to use as a pillow. And then he proceeded to fan me. I started feeling much better and was able to sit up. Then, he brought me some sliced strawberries to eat.

Have you EVER heard of anyone treating a stranger like that? This kind man had no clue who I was, yet he treated me like a princess at a spa while I was hitting an all time low in life. I remember people asking him how he knew how to do all of these things, and he said he’s a bartender. He has to deal with drunk people passing out, but I was obviously not drunk and much nicer than the drunk people- his words, not mine. At least I had that going for me.

I still can’t get over his kindness. And the kindness of everyone who was there. This was obviously not an impression I would like to leave on my blogger friends who I so rarely get to see in real life, but I am beyond grateful for the bartender and sweetest girls who were so, so kind in such a strange situation.

I think it was caused by a combination of my weird eating that day (I know my 7 month pregnant body needs more than I had eaten that day), high temps (my car said 94 degrees every time I got in it), and being on my feet for too long while carrying around more weight than I’m used to. The whole thing probably lasted 10 minutes, but it certainly felt like an eternity. Once I got up, I was still slightly shaky, but almost completely better. I was able to go to the last two stops of the event!

My sister Ebie is a PA, and bless her heart- she needs to start charging me by the phone call. I called her when I left to make sure she thought the baby was fine, I was fine, and I didn’t need to go see a doctor. I was feeling fine at that point, so I headed on back to Southaven. I followed her orders and checked my blood pressure at Kroger the next day, and it was completely normal. So relieved that story ended happily! Now, back to the last 2 stops that I am so grateful I was able to participate in!

Stop 3: Athleta

Athleta just opened recently at the Shops of Saddle Creek, so it was my first time walking into the new store. The best part- the A/C was cranked up, and it felt SO good in there! I had already planned to shop instead of participate in the light fitness session they were offering, but that whole almost passing out thing solidified my decision. And then they canceled it anyway because we were all dressed up in our cute blogger clothes.

Athleta was generous enough to give us gift cards, so I went ahead and used mine and grabbed a couple things for my mom for her birthday! She had mentioned liking this shirt, so I grabbed a couple for her. She knows I got them for her, so I’m not ruining the surprise! She doesn’t know what colors I got though. :)

Stop 4: Brahmin with Rise Biscuits & Donuts

Our last stop was at Brahmin. They had some more cute drinks and delicious biscuits and cinnamon rolls. I had a blueberry biscuit for a little sweet treat, and it was AMAZING! Brahmin also very generously gifted us this Harley Melbourne bag in tinsel. Crossbody bags are my favorite, so I’m excited to take this one out next time I get all dressed up!

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Do you see why I titled this post A Blogger Event I Will Never Forget? Between the amazing planned stops, the unplanned almost fainting spell, and the unimaginable kindness people showed me, this event will be a night I always remember.

Thank you so much to the Shops of Saddle Creek, J.Crew, vomFASS, Rise Biscuits & Donuts, Pandora, Nail Bar & Co., Athleta, and Brahmin for hosting the most fabulous blogger event! And thanks to you for reading this long post! Have a wonderful day!

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(My dress is from last year, but I have linked a dress by the same designer that is available this year!)

10 of the Best Columbus Day Sales

I don’t typically have Monday blog posts up, but I’ve got to change that when the sales are this good! I’m sharing 10 of the best sales happening right now and my picks from some of them! It’s the perfect time to stock up on fall clothes and hopefully we’ll actually be able to start wearing them by the end of the week!

Anthropologie- Extra 40% off sale clothing & sale home, 20% off furniture

Bloomingdale’s- 25% off items labeled Friends & Family

Gigi New York- 30% off sitewide with code WEAREFAMILY

J.Crew- 40% off your entire purchase (sale styles included) with code BIGSALE

J.Crew Factory- 40-50% off + Extra 10% off sitewide with code HOORAY

    Suede shearling slippers    that are a much more affordable dupe of Uggs (size up if in between sizes)

Suede shearling slippers that are a much more affordable dupe of Uggs (size up if in between sizes)

Loft- 40% off your purchase + Extra 50% off sale styles with code FALLFEST

    The softest top    you will ever own

The softest top you will ever own

Macy’s- 25-40% off women’s clothing, 25-60% off furniture

Madewell- 20% off $100+ or 30% off $200+ with code ONYOURMARK

Old Navy- 35% off plus free shipping on orders of $25+

Target- 20% off clothing, shoes, & accessories with code SAVE20

Are you planning on doing any shopping?! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

3 Pairs of Leggings Every Girl Will Want in Her Closet this Fall

It is no secret that leggings and a tunic/oversized sweater make up my favorite fall outfit. I am a dress girl during summer and spring, but I turn into a total leggings girl when cooler weather hits. I always have been and now that I am 7 months pregnant, I am dying for cooler weather to get here for good, so I can wear my comfortable fall uniform (leggings and a tunic/oversized sweater) daily!

Now, let’s get into my 3 must-have pairs of leggings!

1. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings- If you have read my posts for a while now, I bet you could have easily guessed these would be at the top of my list. I bought my first pair during the Nordstrom sale 2 year ago, and they are the only black leggings I have worn since. I think it is the material and the high waist that I like best. The material makes them perfect for everyday wear or even for working out.

Since my first pair, I have gotten another identical pair, a cropped pair (that is currently sold out- I’m sorry!), and 2 pairs of Zella maternity leggings (in medium and large). I’m telling you- I love them!

The maternity pair is new this year, and they keep selling out, but Nordstrom will add a size or two to their site when they become available. As of last night, medium was in stock! Lots of people have asked me about maternity leggings, and these are my only suggestion. I just hate that they are always sold out! For size reference though, I have been wearing my size medium since I got them. I will probably switch to the large in my last month of pregnancy, so I would say your usual size should fit for the majority of pregnancy.

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2. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings- If you’re looking for a fun and flattering pair of leggings, these are the ones you need! They are made by Spanx, so they suck you in and make your legs look fab! They do run small. I suggest sizing up one size from your regular size if you are not pregnant and size up 2 sizes if you are pregnant. Mine are size large and they fit comfortably when I am not pregnant and definitely do not currently fit comfortably while I am pregnant.

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3. Moto Leggings- I got these during the Nordstrom sale last year, and I was so excited to see they brought them back again this fall! They come in olive and black, and I have olive. These are the most affordable option of the 3 I am sharing today. Because mine are from last year, they are slightly different. It looks like they took away one seam in this year’s version, but that’s it. They are high waisted and still actually fit comfortably with a bump! They are a little long on me, so I just folded the bottom under.

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What are your favorite leggings? My mom was just telling me about this pair of leggings from J.Crew. They’re currently on sale, but I haven’t tried them yet so I don’t know how they fit. I can 100% recommend the other 3 pairs I shared today though! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

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September Favorites

I didn’t have enough things to write about in this type of monthly blog post for months because I was trying to wear what I had in my closet, and I wasn’t buying new things. When I went to a friend’s shower over Labor Day weekend, I was surprised to find that barely anything in my closet fit me anymore. As in, I had to try on more than a handful of dresses before I found one that fit.

I just hit 28 weeks today, which means I am now in my third trimester- I shouldn’t have been surprised by the fact that my clothes didn’t fit anymore, but it was still pretty shocking. After that rude awakening, I decided that I was due for some serious shopping. So I’m excited to share the things that I have purchased this month.

The only maternity items I have purchased are jeans and leggings, so everything else I am sharing is non maternity FYI. And I’m also sharing the 5 most purchased items from my blog after I share my personal favorites!

September Favorites

*Lou & Grey SignatureSoft Top- This is the softest and most comfortable top I own. I have worn it 4 times since I got it a week and a half ago. It runs true to size- I am normally a medium and sized up to large for pregnancy.

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*Pink Tunic & Gold Earrings- My favorite outfit to wear in the fall includes a tunic or oversized sweater and leggings. This tunic is perfect for now because it is lightweight and can be worn while it is still so warm outside, and it will be a great layering top to wear as it cools down. And I thought the earrings would add a little something extra to any outfit. I love them!

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*Speckeld Sweater- This sweater sold out unbelievably fast. This color is already gone, so I linked the same sweater in navy. It runs true to size. I sized up one size from my usual medium to a large.

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*Boyfriend Sweatshirt- I live in this at home. When I say that, I mean that I wear it more than 2 or 3 days a week. It is so comfortable and the perfect length to wear with leggings.

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*Maternity Jeans- These jeans are life-changing. Everybody who is expecting needs to do themselves a favor and purchase these ASAP! They are super affordable for maternity jeans and the most comfortable pair out there! I wear the same size in the maternity pair as I did in the nonmaternity pair I wore before pregnancy. The nonmaternity pair is amazing for people who are not expecting. They are my mom’s favorite jeans. You can click here for the non maternity style.

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*Ruffle Trim Ponte Knit Dress- I have learned that when things are ponte-knit, I want them. This dress is so comfortable and cute! The ruffles on the shoulders are my favorite part. It is also a great length and runs true to size. I sized up one size from my usual medium to a large for pregnancy.

*Suede Shearling Slippers- I wear these Ugg dupes every single day. They are so soft, comfortable, and affordable! I heard that I should size up in these, so I did. I am always a size 9, and I actually sized up to a 10 because they only come in whole sizes. The 10s fit perfectly. If you’re starting to think about Christmas gifts, these make the best gift!

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DIFF Sunglasses- My mom gave me these, and I always get questions about them when I wear them on my Instastories! They are so fun!

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Readers’ Favorites

I also wanted to share what my readers’ favorites from September were. I know this information because I can see when items are purchased through my links. I am unfortunately not able to see who is doing the shopping, so if you are shopping through links on my blog or the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, THANK YOU! I make a small commission when items are purchased through my links.

I will share the top 5 most purchased items with number 1 being the item that the most people purchased.

  1. Turtleneck Poncho Sweater

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4. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (I love this! Congratulations if you are expecting! This book has helped me SO much!)

5. Pierre Dumas Hester Wedges

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Do you have any favorite purchases from September that I need to add to my wardrobe? If so, please share! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

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