Easy Summer Weekend Look

Easy Summer Weekend Outfit

When it comes to my summer weekend outfit choices, I’m all about comfy choices. And keeping it simple. An easy button-down, sleeves rolled up… my comfiest white jeans (I have two pairs of these – they’re so comfy!). Well-worn preppy sandals and a large straw tote – it’s the most summer adventure-ready preppy look.

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The Perfect Work Dress (under $100!)

Perfect Work Dress

Okay, y’all. If you get one thing from this post, make it this: today is the start of public access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. So get excited. Scroll down to the very bottom of this post for some of my must-haves (including a whole list of my sale faves under $100!).

When I shopped the NSale on the first day of early access, I went into it lusting after this dress and these shoes. Y’all already know I love wine – is it really so surprising that I adore wine-colored everything? Andddd the price doesn’t hurt either – can’t beat a work dress under $100!

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My Favorite Way to Relax

Solage Spa

Is there anything better than a glorious spa day? I mean really. When I think of the perfect day, I immediately think of being pampered and massaged… my every wish being anticipated and met (let’s be real – how glamorous is that?).

When I was in Napa a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Solage Calistoga. In case you don’t know, Calistoga is quite famous for their mud baths. And the Solage Spa mud slide is unlike any other. Apparently, the unique combination of hot spring water and natural minerals (including volcanic ash) creates a singularly soothing experience. These mud baths can help with anything and everything from joint and muscle pain to skin rejuvenation. As a part of my visit, the Solage treated me to their “mud slide” – a three-part treatment comprised of cleansing, nurturing, and restoring properties. A) holy bajeezus – the Solage Spa mud slide was a truly decadent experience. B) I easily could have lived my entire life in the “restore” section of the treatment.

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Little Red Dress

Club Monaco Pernille Cold-Shoulder Dress

Well, well, well… isn’t this little red dress the absolute cutest? I bought it a few weeks ago while in East Hampton with my grandmother (yes, the one who can’t cook). The moment I saw it in Club Monaco, I was like YAAAAS. The cold shoulders are so fun and the cut is just begging to be worn on a date night. Or to a girls’ night out, kicked off with a round (or two) on the Bistro 31 patio. Or even to a wedding (especially if you’re not afraid of a little attention!).

And – let’s be real – I’m never one to shy away from a little attention!

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My Favorite Skirt + a 30 Before 30 Update

Gheraldina Cotton Skirt

Happy Monday, kiddies! How was your weekend? Fun-filled and relaxing, I hope!

In case you missed it on Snapchat (@akkushner), I spent a lot of this weekend working on my bedroom redesign (check out the work-in-progress here). Friday night, I had some friends over for dinner / to help me build my new headboard. Well, it was supposed to be the boys build the headboard while the girls drink wine, but then all the boys cancelled and the girls had to build it (after finishing the bottle, of course!). I must say, I’m pretty stinkin’ impressed with myself right now. Manual labor is not usually my forte.

And, for the record, I would definitely not recommend doing manual labor in this Club Monaco skirt.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips, Tricks, and Picks!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips, Tricks, and Picks

Okay, as y’all probably know by now, today is the start of early access for the infamous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (aka the #NSale). Why “infamous”? Well, unlike just about every other sale ever, the #NSale is only brand-new, fall items. So it’s the perfect time to stock up for fall! As such, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tips, tricks, and picks!

If you’re a Nordstrom debit or credit card holder, congratulations, the sale is now open for you during the early-access sale! If not (what are you waiting for!?!?), the sale opens to the public on July 22nd (and ends on August 7th).

My advice? Shop the sale ASAP so you can make sure that you score everything you want before they sell out. However, if your item of choice does sell out, don’t fret because tons of items get returned or restocked – so just keep checking online throughout the sale. If you prefer to shop in-person rather than online, check out the full sale catalog before you go in so you can have your shopping list ready to go! Keep reading for all of my picks from the #NSale – I’ve divvied them up by category for ease of shopping.

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