Nordstrom sale favorites

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Collage

The Nordstrom anniversary sale is available to everyone in less than an hour so I decided to share last minute some of my favorite items that were marked down to great prices! Of course on my college budget I will not be purchasing all of these items (you’re welcome Mom 😉 ) but I figured those of you who plan to shop the sale may benefit from seeing some of my favorites that are great deals! Items sell out FAST so if you fall in love with something, snag it and check out super quick!

  1. Off the shoulder bell sleeved romper – Only $35!! Seriously the most adorable romper!
  2. Tory Burch Adeline Boot – Marked down from $498 to $299!
  3. Vince Camuto Off the Shoulder Dress
  4. Voluspa Candles – I am seriously OBSESSED with Voluspa candles, and candles in general. They sell these locally @ Valentina in Lake Forest, but 3 of them for only $29.50 is the best deal. They are usually $20 each!
  5. Tory Burch Wallet
  6. Mario Bedescu Collection – I swear by all three of these products. The drying lotion gets rid of acne WITHIN A NIGHT, and the facial spray with aloe & rosewater makes your face feel so refreshed and can also act as a setting spray (I also use it before bed.)
  7. Zella Leggings
  8. BP Booties
  9. Articles of Society ripped skinnies – Only $42!!

My favorite everyday basic tee (under $20!)

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This white slouchy tee from Target is my new favorite thing – it goes with literally ANYTHING and is so soft. It worked perfectly for a casual summer outfit paired with my favorite jeans and new shoes that I am super obsessed with currently. In my opinion, the key to putting together a “casual but cute” outfit is accessorizing with your favorite jewelry. I like to dress up a casual outfit simply just by accessorizing!

White tee // Light wash ripped jeans // Espadrilles // Michael Kos Buckle Bracelet // Michael Kors Watch // Monogram Bracelet // Kendra Scott Cuff Bracelet // Michael Kors Ring // “Coffee Please” Phone Case //

Welcoming Summer – 10 of my favorite products

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  1. Pink Sugar Perfume – I have been obsessed with this perfume for so long – it’s so sweet smelling and perfect for summer!
  2. Natures Bounty Hair, Skin & Nail Gummies – These are SO good I could literally eat them like candy. They contain biotin, vitamin E & C and collagen all to contribute to healthy skin, hair and nails.
  3. Bath & Body Works Hello Beautiful Foaming Scrub – I am obsessed with this, especially because of fake tanner – I am always exfoliating. The smell is amazing and it is a great exfoliant that isn’t too harsh and is also foaming.
  4. Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse – This is by far one of my favorite self tanners. It’s affordable and is comparable to more expensive self tanning solutions. Before applying, I completely exfoliate and moisturize the drier areas on my body so that it goes on evenly. Unfortunately it does have a smell – so I make sure to put on scented lotion afterwards and rinse off the next morning. As long as you have exfoliated and moisturized, this provides and even glowing tan!
  5. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub – This is the exfoliant I use specifically if I am self tanning after my shower. It is a little rougher, which makes it a great exfoliant. But it also smells amazing and does a great job to get the dry/dead skin off.
  6. Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer – I SWEAR by this lotion. It is by far my favorite, I have been purchasing it consistently every time I run out. It smells great, and I also apply it before/after I apply my self tanner.
  7.  Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – I have used this setting powder consistently since I was in High School. Having oily skin, I needed a powder that would decrease the shine, especially in the summertime.
  8. Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Oil-Free Foundation – This is my go-to drugstore foundation. I usually use my Benefit foundation, but when I need a cheaper alternative, this is my go-to. It’s perfect for oily skin and it’s lightweight so you don’t feel it on your face.
  9. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – This is another product I have consistently used for years. It is by far my favorite drug store mascara.
  10. Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick – Although this is technically a foundation stick, I apply it under my eyes and on my problem areas after applying my other foundation. So I technically use it as a concealer.  It works great and because I don’t use it as a foundation, it lasts a lot longer.

Dorm Decor

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Wall Butterflies / Picture / Blue Floral Bulb Lights / Anthology Pillows

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  Throw Pillows / Chair / Blanket

 

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Lamp / Lamp Shade / Hourglass / Jewelry Dish

 

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Etsy Prints / Make Up Brush Holder / Lauren Conrad “Style” / Emily Post’s Etiquette / Weddings in Color

 

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Etsy Prints / Shelves

I’m just a few days away from being finished with my Junior year of college! Everyone is starting to move out of their dorms and finals are coming to an end. I was planning on taking down some things in my room when I realized how much I loved how it was decorated! Sometimes it can be difficult to make your dorm feel “homey” and comfortable, but throughout the years I have definitely learned how to do that. This is by far my favorite layout I’ve had compared to previous set ups in other dorms. You learn to take advantage of the space you have – even if it’s not a lot 🙂 Especially if you are an incoming Freshman, it’s good to learn that you can still make your room super cute without spending a lot! My favorite go-to place for just about everything is Target – And I didn’t realize this until I came to college. Target is literally a god sent. Almost everything in my dorm is from Target. I’m really big on the little details. I love stacking books to make a cute arrangement along with picture frames and cute little trinkets – every detail counts!

Winter Wonderland

Just left Chicago’s -4 degree weather and I’m back in Maine where it is high 30’s! It feels so warm here. I have almost a full month off until classes start back up again, which made it super hard but I tried to pack as light as possible..But of course I wanted every pair of boots..

This blanket scarf is everything – so cozy and so many ways to style it. I also literally live in my hunter boots this time of year, I don’t know what I’d do without them.

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  1. Pretty Things Jewelry Dish – $12
  2. BP Stone Stud Earrings  – $10
  3. BP Twist Bangle – A David Yurman look alike for only $12
  4. Polka Dotted Monogram Mug  – $12
  5. 3-Pack Butter Crew Socks
  6. Kate Spade Thermal Mug – $18
  7. Deborah Lippmann Ice Queen Nail Polish Set – $17
  8. Voluspa Petite Decorative Tin Candle – $8
  9. Philosophy Sweet Treats Body Set – $20

 

As college students we don’t ever have a lot of money to splurge on gifts for our BFF’S – although we want to and we know they deserve it! These 9 items are super cheap and under $20!