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July 28, 2016

Stripes for Now and Later

I refuse to believe fall is coming, but the calendar and Nordstrom Anniversary sale are saying otherwise. Blah! I finally got everything I bought from the #nsale pre-shop. Is it me or did shipping kind of take forever? Anywho, it's here and most of what I bought is still available and on sale so let's take a look at exhibit one:

how to wear tie waist dress, booties and leather jacket for fall
how to wear tie waist dress, booties and leather jacket for fall
how to wear tie waist dress, booties and leather jacket for fall
how to wear tie waist dress, booties and leather jacket for fall
how to wear tie waist dress, booties and leather jacket for fall
how to wear tie waist dress, booties and leather jacket for fall
{topshop striped midi dress // zara leather jacket - similar here // crap eyewear tuff safari sunglasses // louise et cie 'shayna' bootie}

I'm all about a good wrap dress and love how this style can really be worn now and in the fall (at least for us SoCal gals. Just add booties and a leather jacket! Back tomorrow with another #nsale look...

{pursue this #nsale look}








July 25, 2016

The Best of the #NSALE

If the #NSALE hasn't already emptied your back account, then get ready. Last week I shared my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shoe finds (many are sold out - vultures out there, guys, vultures!)

Today I'm sharing what I actually bought from the sale:


{leith body-con dress // bcbg 'blyss' bootie // james perse ruched henley dress // rag + bone longline 'fay' vest // vince camuto 'barsha' pump // rag + bone long sleeve tee // leith midi dress // leith drape trench coat}

This year I went for dresses that can be worn now and later, plus a few pieces of outerwear. I die for this rag + bone vest; it's like a SoCal girl's version of a really nice coat. It was definitely my biggest splurge but the quality is amazing and I consider it a staple that will last for a long time.

Over the weekend I wore the leith midi dress  with a belt and sandals (see it IRL). On Snapchat I shared a note about this sizing as it does run big!

James Perse is a staple in my closet and I seize any opportunity to get his dresses on sale. They are comfy AF and are multi functional. Think flats or sandals for running errands then heels and a long duster for date night! 

I also bought this Mara Hoffman one-piece because you know I love any excuse to buy a new swimsuit!

{shop my #nsale faves}




July 19, 2016

Birds of Paradise

Giving off some real tropical vibes since I've been in Miami! Even though it feels like 100 degree with the humidity and heat, I kind of love it. I'm embracing it and going all beachy mufasa hair; it's fun. Just picked up the ouai wave spray and it's really great at giving a beachy texture without tangling... ugh... hate the ones that make your hair super tangly.

While I've been here I shopped the #nsale... talk about a trip... sweating profusely outside and then trying to shop "fall" clothes! The funniest part is that I ended up finding my FAVE Mara Hoffman one-piece in a fun exclusive print, plus they have other great swim styles that I never thought to look for. #winning

Anywho, back to this shirt dress that I'm obsessed with:

how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas

{tropical vibes}




how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
{onia shirt dress  // b-low the belt 'jasper' belt' // dolce vita 'jasymn' sandal  // janessa leone 'bernt' hat}

Bought this dress for my recent Palm Springs trip and pretty much want it to come in every possible solid and print. The fit is just spot on and it makes for such an easy summer outfit.  I always love a good cinched waist which is why I added the belt, but it still looks great without one. In terms of fit it runs a bit short, so be warned!

Btw, if you're planning a trip to Miami make sure to check out my previous travel guides.

Hope you guys are having a great week!


{shop the look}




July 16, 2016

Top 5 Shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

'Tis the season: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is BACK! This time of year always gets me excited for new styles and trends at insanely good prices but also makes me a bit sad because that means fall is almost here. And to be honest, I'm still in summer mode!

That being said, I couldn't leave you high and dry without sharing my 5 favorite shoes from the #NSALE:

(click the + to shop each style)

Of course it's all about the boots! To be honest, I don't feel like there is as large of an assortment this year; I was going to roundup my top 10 but couldn't even find that many I loved. These 5, however, are bomb dot com.

Grey is going to be a hot color for fall shoes, so it only makes sense to have one OTK and one bootie in that shade. It's hard to see on the 'glorria' image but the tied tassels are the best part!

The 'blyss' is the perfect black suede bootie for fall and I'm obsessed with the heel shape. It's totally a "where with everything" boot just like the 'pistol' bootie.

Obviously, if you're trying to make a statement then HELLO gold 'maria' boot. I think we'll be seeing a lot of fun metallics and colors this fall because sometimes black and grey just aren't enough!

Remember that card holders currently have access until July 21st then the sale will be open to non-cardholders until August 7th. From past experience, if there is something you LOVE, I would suggest opening a card because sometimes styles do sell out by the time it goes live to the public.

Have you guys done any damage yet? I haven't even browsed the clothes... on Sundays to-do list!

{shop the shoes}


July 14, 2016

A Little off the Shoulder Action

 Just touched down in Miami and ready to get the swim week party started. It's been a crazy few weeks of eating and drinking and on the plane ride I realized I was going to be at SWIM week and had a minor freakout about how glutenous I've been lately. So naturally, I ordered Uber Eats and booked a SoulCycle class for tomorrow! That should do the trick, right?

Let's call this one: dirty dancing Havana nights which, btw, is one of my favorite movies! Really digging the off-the-shoulder numbers from Chicwish lately:

how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
{chicwish off-the-shoulder-dress // steve madden sandals // janessa leone hat}

When the temps are rising there's nothing better than an easy breezy dress and sandals. One of my fave things about this dress is the way the off-the-shoulder is sewn together. I'm not sure the actual terminology or if it even makes sense without seeing it, but there is some type of fabric under the arm pit that keeps the dress in place. Basically, I could life my arms up and down and the off-the-shoulder would stay off-the-shoulder!

 This shoot was really fun because Taylor got me out of my comfort zone with some of these poses and they turned out great. Ooh, btw, I'm in the process of writing a more personal blog post soon that I hope you'll enjoy. Have a great weekend! 

{my chicwish faves}