Happy Thursday, friends! Only one more day ’til the weekend!! Y’all probably remember this cotton stunner dress from the recent post I did a few days ago when I shared how to dress up a simple, cotton dress. I actually wore the same dress today for some errands and wanted to share a great way to wear these tighter/bodycon dresses in more of a casual style. Anything I can wear dressy to casual is a must have in my book as it just screams affordable and proves that I can get my money’s worth out of the piece.
Alright guys, this post is ALL about you! Actually, its for the guys who love to shop or for the lovely ladies who will be doing all of your shopping for you. I’m sure most of y’all saw the post I recently did talking about the best investment pieces that all men and women need but if you missed that just click HERE. With this post I am specifically talking to all of you guys out there about what you ALL need to grab while this sale is going on. Unlike my husband, I know there are plenty of guys out there that enjoy dressing sharp and plenty of ladies out there that love their men looking sexy!
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Ashley’s husband, Grayson and I’m an Instagram Husband. For those that don’t know me, that’s a scary realization considering the type of person I am. I was born in Austin, TX to two successful yet very hippie parents. I’ve played professional paintball for the past 11 years and have been playing the sport over half my life. I work at a local hedge fund as a trader and write automated algorithms to trade on my behalf. 5 years ago, could I imagine I would be helping my wife run a successful Instagram page and blog based on women’s fashion? Hell no. I didn’t (and still don’t) have a stylish bone in my body, let alone know how to work a fancy camera. My style growing up was changing into the clothes I’d wear to school the night before so I didn’t have to worry about it in the morning. As I sit here writing this, I’m at work in a RATM (Rage Against the Machine) shirt with chlorine stains on it and the same grey shorts I’ve worn the past 3 days. Somehow over the course of the past 5 years, I would learn how to shoot a fancy camera, learn all the names of fancy shoe designers and realize purses could cost as much as cars. Without further ado, here’s the one way my life has drastically changed since I married Ashley (who I will no refer to as @dtkaustin from here on out).
We all have our go to LBDs (little black dresses) but what about your LGDs (little grey dresses)?? I don’t know if y’all have noticed but I really love dressing in monochromatic shades and rarely wear color so I stock up on my LBDs, LGDs and LWDs or really anything that lacks color. Before I get into why I am in love with the dress in this post, I want to introduce y’all to & Other Stories. They are a one-stop styling destination filled with collections from three design ateliers in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles. If you didn’t know, they are the latest addition to the H&M family but are more focused on detail and quality and offer everything a women can wear, such as clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, beauty, and swimwear. I recently did a swimwear post with them HERE.
Happy Friday, friends! Does anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend?? Grayson and I are hoping to actually get some relaxing time now that we both aren’t so busy with work and life getting in the way. Until then, I wanted to get this post out for you guys before more stuff sells out from the sale. Are y’all so tired of hearing about this yet?? I know I feel like a broken record so if it’s TOO much, please tell me!!
I’m also giving away a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card to 1 lucky winner! Maybe 2 if we get enough entries! All you have to do is subscribe to my blog! Winner announced Sunday!
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Talk about an extensive post on what’s left on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I hope this shopping guide is helpful for y’all because it took me FOREVER! This post is for everyone who is either still shopping the sale but mainly for the people who are just now getting to shop public access. I’ve rounded up most of everything that is actually still in stock. Sadly, so much sold out so fast and didn’t get restocked. Talk about depressing. Instead of having to search the entire site for what is actually available I’ve compiled collages and scrollers of everything that is fully in stock or just missing a couple of sizes, if that.
In the fashion world there is a lot of talk about investment pieces and a lot of opinions on what is actually considered an investment piece. One person could consider an Hermes bag an investment bag, where someone else would consider a Chanel bag to be an investment and others could think a $200-$500 bag would be an investment. Investments are a loose term these days depending on a lot of factors in someone’s life so I am going to try and cover the basis on what is considered an investment piece and what you should be focusing on investing; for him AND her.
Who else is still shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before everything goes out of stock?? Is it just me?? I feel like I find new goodies every single day; whether it be in clothing, beauty, shoes or home! Speaking of home decor… that has to be the one category I ALWAYS forget to browse and I don’t know why! I feel like I’m always so focused on cute clothes and shoes that I forget about everything else! I did shop for men’s today though, so keep an eye out for that post! Today was the first day I browsed home goods on sale and found WAY too much stuff I need and it all seemed to be to revamp my bedroom. I did find these awesome lawn chairs to take to the ranch that Grayson said we just have to have!
If you haven’t already guessed by now, I LOVE a good sale! So when I heard one of my favorite jewelry brands was having a HUGE site-wide sale I had to get the word out. 🙂 You can thank me later. Whether you need a summer refresher or are just looking for a great deal, this sale seriously has you covered! Dainty pieces, statement pieces, you name it, it’s on sale. Don’t wait too long though, prices go back up THIS Friday!!
Who’s ready to turn heads in the most stunning bow bustier top and skirt set?? Me, me, me!! Talk about the sexiest summer look that will guarantee to make you feel like a million bucks, whether you’re headed to a fun night out on the town or for date night. I know when I put this on to shoot Grayson couldn’t get enough which was odd since this look really doesn’t show much skin! I think it’s the beautiful detailing on this crop top and the way the skirt hugs your curves. Talk about perfection!