TEA AT THE IVY HOUSE

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A couple of weekends ago I went to visit my best friend in Ocala, Florida. I really love visiting a small town where they have a cute downtown square and plenty of places withing walking distance. We get to have lazy days poking around cute shops, eating and fun little mom and pop restaurants and visiting her beautiful horses. We didn’t have time to go on a trail ride this trip, but it’s in the cards for the next one.

One of the really cute spots we visited while I was there was The Ivy House Inn. Its a really cute restaurant and spa. They serve the most delicious Ambrosia Salad and Raspberry Sweet Tea. The design of the house is a pink victorian style home with a picturesque fountain out front. The inside decor was just so beautiful from the lush leather booth, rich carpet, and decorative wall paper. It was a beautiful spot to eat lunch and snap some photos.

We had visited a really cute vintage style shop called Jezebel’s earlier that day where I picked up a great blush straw hat. The hat was my inspiration for this blush and lace combo I decided to wear out for lunch and tea at The Ivy House Inn. I paired this blush crop top I bought at Forever 21 for less than $10, with a crochet lace skirt I had in my closet (also from Forever 21). My Steve Madden Stecy heels were the perfect feminine heels to finish off the look since they were simple and sexy, yet didn’t distract.

Hat – Jezebel’s Ocala / Similar / Similar / Earrings

Top – Forever 21 / Skirt (old) – Forever 21 / Similar / Similar 

Heels – Steve Madden / Clutch (sold out) – Lulu Townsend / Similar / Similar

Bracelets – 1, 2, 3 / Love Bracelet Dupe / Ring / Sunglasses

TUESDAY TEN – 10 #NSALE MUST HAVES FOR FALL

If you are a Nordstrom debit or credit card holder than you are one of the lucky ones with early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #NSALE. With all of these items brand new to the shelves and not likely to go on sale again until the end of the fall season, if they last that long, I really suggest you stock up on anything you may need for fall. These are items I feel are must haves for a fall/winter wardrobe and can be used for a variety of outfits. The color palette for Fall/Winter 2016 is going to be rich earth tones, light pastels, and deep jewel tones which is reflected not only throughout the sale, but in the items I chose from the sale.

Loose Boyfriend Cardigan – Burgundy / Drapey Sweater – Moss / Longline Vest – Black

Faux Leather Jacket – Blush / Bell Sleeve Shift Dress – Olive / Blanket Scarf – Leopard

Lace up Flats – Bordeaux / Suede Ankle Booties – Khaki / Tall Suede Boots – Taupe

Distressed Jeans – JBrand is rarely on sale!

I included a few extra similar items below. Happy shopping!!!

SATURDAY SIX – NORDSTROM SALE

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Here’s my roundup of my SIX favorite items that I’ve purchased during this really awesome Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (#NSALE) going on right now! If you are a Nordstrom Debit or Credit card holder then you have early access to the sale now, until it opens to the public on July 22nd. The great thing about this sale is the items are all spankin new and not the stuff from last season that are leftover and on sale. All the great brands for purses, jewelry, and shoes are included in this sale and you have the chance to scoop up some great beauty products that rarely go on sale!

You get to scope out all the up coming trends and get ahead of the game for the fall. Plus Nordstrom always has free shipping and free returns which is one of my top items I look for with an online retailer…aint nobody got time to waste money on shipping!

Beauty Blender Set – I love my beauty blender and more than one is a must when you are blending foundation and using them for contouring. This set is such a great price for two beauty blenders PLUS the solid cleanser which I love way more than the liquid. It also comes with a free gift!

Halogen Funnel Neck Tank – This tank is the perfect top to take you through summer and into fall. It’s light weight and sleeveless, yet has a scrunch funnel neck that is perfect for fall. You can wear this for an cool evening out in the summer time, or layered in the fall/winter. I purchased this in Grey in an XS.

Distressed White Jeans – I wear white jeans all year long; they make you look so crisp and clean and in my opinion are a closet staple. These Jeans are normally $68 and right now are only $44.90!!! I wear a size 24 for reference and am normally a 00 in jeans.

Kendra Scott Adair Earrings – I have been scoping these brand new earrings out and practically drooling over this new style. Plus they come in two tone Gold with Rose Gold hellooo that is my jam! The Rose Gold is currently sold out as of today which gives me a huge sigh of relief that I had already purchased, but keep checking back for items that may be returned before the sale ends.

Steve Madden Slithur Sandal – These dressy sandals are not part of the Anniversary Sale, but they are still 15% off right now and are just a very sexy sandal for summer. The blush leather is a great neutral color to wear with pretty much everything! I wear a size 7 for reference and these run true to size.

Rebecca Minkoff Clutch– This wasn’t on sale, but I couldn’t help myself I purchased this in TWO neutral colors!! I love the detailing on the edges of the clutch and how it can be dressed up or down. Plus this is a very good price for a Minkoff purse.

I hope you enjoyed this round up! Happy Shopping XoXo