Here is the Thing...

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Life is such a ride. Somedays I feel so lucky and some days I feel so empty and I wish I was being dramatic. I have already hammered to death what all has happened in this past month but being on the other side of so much change is leaving me a bit speechless. I opened up this blogpost document just to get as much off my chest as I could - so here we go.

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Top Urban Outfitters // Jeans Revolve // Shoes Here // Bag Zac Posen

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Moving sucks. I mean the physical lifting boxing and packing sucks, but even more painful is the stomach sinking feeling I have even thinking about my “old” life in my old home and realizing how much that makes me feel. I am really sad lately. I miss Denver more than I thought I would and to be honest, Tulsa is not as perfect as I wanted it to be. The problem is it didn’t change - I just didn’t. I am still me and to think that I could have changed into someone else while driving across state lines is not realistic. I am working on finding a way to feel like me in my new home.

Meanwhile… I am also planning a wedding that is 11 months away…

but seems to require an email or decision almost daily. I am trying my hardest to keep Jon involved but at the end of the day I find myself saying yes or no or emailing my Mom begging her to decide or research for me. Fortunately we hired some kick ass planners (Table 6 Productions) and I am really so grateful for them. I never wanted a big or fussy wedding but try as I might I am still such a lover of weddings at heart and that was unrealistc. Either way I am really excited for it to all come together.

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Marriage* is hard…

I guess the last thing is to expand on my recent IG post here. I mentioned that ‘marriage’ is hard and even though we aren’t married - moving in together, to a new place and being engaged - feels pretty close. I truly love Jon and wouldn’t change him or our relationship for the world but SHIT. This is hard work to always being putting us first while still trying to find our new places in the world. I am so hopeful though that we will grow together and not apart over the next many many years to come.

So that is the ramble, I hope you enjoyed learning the inner monologue of my Sunday (lol). I love talking to you guys about these things so message me on IG or here and we’ll talk!!

ALSO should I do a tutorial on these waves?? LMK!



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Nordstrom Anniversary SALE Picks

Happy almost weekend! I debated writing this post but asked you on Instagram and you all voted ‘YES’ so here we are! I know there is quite the conversation in the blogging community about the Nordstrom sale. It seems that there are influencers on one of two sides. Either you are leaving the store with 10 bags and doing story try ons (I wish!) or you are on your stories saying it is overhyped. I think I stand in the middle. I love Nordstrom because I do think they have a great variety, but yes this sale can be Christmas for bloggers.

Want to know the tea on why? We make commission off most of these links. And on anniversary sales Nordstrom will pay out up to 10% on each sale! Most of the links bloggers (at least myself) share are affiliate links so it is NOT just for Nordstrom or this sale, but when designer items that never go on sale do and you get someone who bought a $1,000 purse it can be big bucks!

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Another insider secret is that some of the bloggers you see purchasing lots of items in store will return it after their stories - why I say go for it! As long as they aren’t wearing it out I don’t see the harm. My final “secret” is one I actually use and there is nothing that says you can’t! I often shop with my own affiliate links to get money back which is another reason bloggers can spend so much at the sale because they will not only be getting 10% back on their purchases, but assuming their followers purchase as well they can make almost all the money back and essentially have these items for free! Plus when fall comes they can link to the items and continue to ear a commission.

So that’s the “tea” and that being said… I went on the Nordy site and have some of my picks below. Instead of thinking about what would give me the most commission or what y’all would want (sorry) I just went ahead and picked out ONLY items I would buy myself! So have fun, be safe out there during the sale and remember that bloggers worked their butts off for these posts and to be nice!!

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Suit Up Baby

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I love this jacket so so much. I am trying to find as many ways as possible to wear it 1) because I paid way too much for it (even at sample sale price) 2) It is too dang cute to handle! It is Elisabetta Franchi which is a gorgeoussss designer who makes amazing outerwear that you can check out here but if you are like me and can't afford to shop like that all the time have no fear! I link lots of options for this look below because I am all about mixing high and low end...

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For example, this jacket was hundreds, but this purse and earrings were thrifted for $1.99 and $5.99 respectively! This crop was on sale and I found a perfect dupe for $10 here and my belt is a scarf from H&M! Proof that you can look good on a budget even when you need to suit up ;)

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Neutrals on Repeat

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Make a summer statement in neutrals that stand out

I love a neutral, soft color palette lately (which makes me laugh to type because I am wearing a neon pink biker short with a matching long sleeve top right now). But truly I love having pieces that can mix and match so easy because they are just classic and effortless. I found these pants at Aritzia and my top was a gift from Glenn + Glenn! Glenn + Glenn is Colorado owned and run and I love supporting women being badasses - especially when the clothes are this good!

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Top Glenn + Glenn // Pants Aritzia // Bag Chloe // Hat Lack of Color // Shoes old JCrew

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