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May 2017

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May 25, 2017

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale – Shoes

It’s that time again! Nordstrom has its half-yearly sale and everyone’s favorite department store is guaranteed to be a mad house. Thank goodness for online shopping!

The first thing I usually shop for during the sale are shoes, of course. Big surprise. Now is the best time to snap up those mules you were eyeing and the designer sandals you just could not get yourself to buy for full price.

I did the legwork for you and linked all the best deals below, so you don’t have to.

Happy Shopping!

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May 23, 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Trends: Dresses Edition

StyleWe floral dress

There are so many fun fashion trends this spring and summer season that it can get overwhelming. Which ones will look best on me? Which trends should I avoid? And then the age-old dilemma: What might look great on a size 0 model in magazines might not translate as well into our every day lives and onto our “real” bodies.

But no worries – I tested the top dress trends and am sharing my must-have dresses of this spring and summer season with you. All dresses in this series are approved for style and wearability – may it be a special occasion or just a trip to the grocery store. Looking trendy this season is a cinch with these gorgeous dresses.

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Spring/Summer Fashion Trend No. 1 : Ruffles and Flounces

This trend is hands down my favorite this fashion season as it allows us to be feminine and flirty at the same time. Everywhere you look you can find ruffles attached to almost any clothing item right now, ruffled tops, dresses, and even bottoms.

Ruffles and flounces are such a fun addition to your wardrobe because they add a touch of airiness and playfulness to any outfit, if used in moderation. However, it is easy to go overboard with this trend and ending up looking like a Flamenco dancer – not a good look unless you have the dance skills to back it. Hence, it is crucial to keep the rest of the outfit sleek and simple, and let the ruffled piece be the showstopper. Another fun way of wearing this trend is with menswear-inspired pieces, such as a pinstripe blazer. Mixing feminine style with a masculine touch creates an interesting balance for an outfit.

The dress I chose from StyleWe is a great example how a little flounce can go a long way. The double layered bell sleeves and the slightly ruffled hem add movement and just the right amount of femininity to the dress. I also enjoy the material as it is light enough to move with every step, which makes it oh so fun to wear and twirl in.

Spring/Summer Fashion Trend No. 2 : Florals from head to toe

Another spring trend is the dress pattern – florals for spring! Groundbreaking, I know. But why reinvent the wheel? Florals are a classic staple and the black background provides a sophisticated chicness to the otherwise playful pattern.

While the dress makes a statement, the accessories are kept to a minimum by adding open-toe booties and a glam pair of tassel earrings to the outfit.

I hope the ruffles and flounce trend will stick around for a while, as it is truly one of the most fun fashion trends to follow! And stay tuned for the next fashion trends coming up in a future post!

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A huge thank you to Shaun Turley Photography and Victoria West Photography.

DISCLOSURE:  This post was sponsored by StyleWe, but THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE MY OWN.