Okay, maybe I’m not the shortest shorty out there… but at a debateable 5’5”, I have pondered more than once how to wear a maxi dress if you’re short.
And I say “debateable” because for some weird reason my height is actually under debate. According to the state of Texas, I am 5’4”. According to my doctor, I’m 5’5½”. And, according to my friend Kristina in Manhattan, I’m 5’9”.
Kristina is definitely wrong… but the other two are a coin flip at this point.
I’ve always had really tall friends. In high school, my group of friends had an average height of 5’10”. They could wear these long flowy dresses and look so statuesque. I, on the other hand, looked like a Frumpy McFrumpmeister in anything longer than knee-length. Mini-skirts and mini-dresses, sign me up. But between the curves and the minute stature, maxi things were not my friend.
But then I figured out how to wear a maxi dress if you’re short. My trick? The sleeves (amongst a few other things)!
This year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is oh-so good. I’ve already shopped it (and shared some of my purchases here and here), but I knew I had to round up the best Nordstrom Sale deals and steals for y’all – there are just too many fab items!
PS for more picks, go to my “Nordstrom Sale” tab in the navigation bar. From there, you can shop ALL of my picks by category, by price point, or by what I’ve bought!
First off, shout out to Tobi for hooking me up with this stunner of an off-the-shoulder bell-sleeved dress! It’s soooo gorgeous – the smocked detail makes it perfect for day while the silhouette makes it ideal for night too!
Especially because a dress like this doesn’t hold in heat – which is absolutely necessary in the hot Texas summer. And it covers most of my arms from being sunburned. Necessary for this super pale human.
After nearly 25 years of living in Texas, I’ve figured out a few tricks to staying cool… while staying entertained. So I thought I’d share some of my favorite activities for summer in Texas.
I meant to post more this week… but the week totally got away from me. I worked several 10+ hour-long days and – quite honestly – the last thing I want to do when I get home after a day like that is work more. But, due to a combination of the Nordstrom Sale opening for public access on Friday (see all of my activewear picks here!) and the fact that I get so many emails about my weekly workout routine as a curvy blogger, I stood up against lazy me and wrote this post after a very long day.
The first thing that I want to communicate in this post is that looks can be misleading: just because somebody is skinny, doesn’t mean they’re healthy… just like somebody being curvier doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy. I describe my body type as “curvy” (I range from a size 6 to a size 10, based on the brand) and I work out regularly. I try to eat healthy. At the start of the summer, I started working out with a personal trainer. This was not in lieu of other workouts: my sessions with The Kalon Life are in addition to my already existing weekly fitness routine.
This post is going up a little later than usual because of some technical difficulties encountered over the weekend. BUT better late than never, right?
In case you’ve been missing legit every single blogger on Instagram posting nonstop about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, a) HOW HAVE YOU MISSED IT and b) you’re in luck. This is Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year, and a ton of fall items that are brand new are on sale. Including my whole look in this post!
I thought I’d share this blogger’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale blogger picks. My hope is that how I styled this look for now and for later inspires y’all (and your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases!). If you want more information on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, there’s a link in my nav bar (or click here) to my page containing ALL of the FAQs… and dropdowns so you can shop all of my picks both per category and per price point!
PS scroll to the very bottom of this post to enter my giveaway for a $1000 Nordstrom gift card… just in time for you to spend on the sale!