My Favorite Dating Apps and Why + Lili Alessandra Nordstrom Giveaway

My Favorite Dating Apps | Best Free Dating Apps | What to Wear on a First Date this Fall via lifestyle blogger, Glitter & Spice

I meant to post yesterday. And I meant to post this earlier. But guess who has not one but TWO broken A/C units currently? THIS GIRL. Oh and it’s the hottest Dallas has been in about 100 years (but actually). So that’s great.

Obviously I’m not wearing this look in this weather. Instead, I’m stuck here dreaming of cooler temperatures. During which I can finally wear this gorgeous coat. BTW it’s included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (as is the rest of this look) andddd that same sale is now open to all who wish to shop it (cue the yay’s!).

Okay before we get carried away: this look is exactly what I would wear on a date this fall. Like I might wear this exact look in fact. And how shall I meet said date? By perusing my favorite dating apps, of course!

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Why You Should Take Breaks from Blogging

Why You Should Take Breaks from Blogging by veteran fashion & travel blogger, Glitter & Spice

Guess who forgot to click “schedule” on her blog post last night?

This girl. Whoops.

Today’s blogging basics post has been requested time and time again. Really anytime yours truly has decided to take breaks from blogging. Like during my trip last month. And during my move and final exams in April/May. And during my trips in February and March. You get the picture.

So today, I’m going to share not only why you can but also why you should take breaks from blogging.

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What to Buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (and What’s on My Wishlist)

What to Buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (and What's on My Wishlist) by Dallas fashion blogger, Glitter & Spice

Okay. I’m only 12 hours behind schedule. No big deal.

In case you haven’t been on Instagram at all today, today marks the beginning of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. That’s right, friends: if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, you can now shop the sale via Early Access. If you’re not a cardholder, don’t fret: you’ll be able to shop the sale starting on July 20th! (just make sure you bookmark this post so you can refer to it later!)

I spent the majority of yesterday shopping the sale early and photographing all of my purchases to share with y’all over the coming weeks. And then today has been filled with me attempting to balance back-to-back appointments with one of the busiest shopping days of the year. To help y’all out, I went through every single page of the sale and saved everything I think you should buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or at least consider) so y’all can shop it on your own time in the coming weeks.

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How to Make a Product Collage Using Canva + a BIG Giveaway!

How to Make a Product Collage Using Canva, Ann Taylor Pants Fit

Finals are over. The papers are turned in, tests taken, presentations… presented. It’s done. And my week of hellishness is done as well.

Hell week is over – let spring break begin!

This year, I’ll be traveling to Palm Beach with one of my best friends to visit my grandparents. Why did I choose Palm Beach instead of somewhere foreign and exotic (like last year’s trip to Barcelona and Madrid)? A) Because I’m saving up to buy a house and furnish said house. And B) I lost a bet with my grandfather in 2016 so this trip was WAY overdue.

But more on all that later. If you’re new to the blog, every Wednesday (or whenever I can manage to get a post up on a Wednesday) is Blogging Basics Wednesday. This shows you all of the behind-the-scenes of blogging. From the super technical to the super non-technical – from how to create a blog newsletter and the best influencer networks to join to how to balance blogging with a full-time job. Today’s topic? How to make a product collage using Canva.

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How to Create a Blog Newsletter

How to Create a Blog Newsletter

Happy Blogging Basics Wednesday! If you’re new to Glitter & Spice, Blogging Basics is a weekly series through which I answer popular questions about blogging. Topics can be as simple as how to balance blogging with a full-time job or why having a blogger bestie is important… Or as complex as plugins you should be using on your site and how to figure out your rate for sponsored posts.

This week, I thought I’d cover how to create a blog newsletter. Sounds fairly straightforward, sure. And once you get it up and running, it will pretty much run itself. But the initial design and creation can be fairly tedious and technical, so I thought I’d give my best tips (and a few examples!).

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