The Comfiest Shoes for Summer Travels

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Hey there. Yep, it’s me. Still alive. Just been super busy (read more about what I’ve been busy doing here). While I got accustomed to working a 9-to-5 again (and to maintaining a more normal sleep schedule), I decided to take a break from the blog. Partially because I was too tired each night to write anything sensical, partially because I was really just looking out for y’all. I know, I’m so sweet.

To mark my return to the blogging world, I thought I’d share my top picks for the comfiest shoes for summer travels. Because I feel like just about everybody is on vacay celebrating pre-back-to-school right now. And I’m stuck reliving my June European Adventure in my dreams (#cubelife is my reality).

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My 5 Picks for the Best Happy Hour in Dallas + a 30 Before 30 Update

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After quite the gluttonous weekend, is it really any surprise I’m writing about the best happy hour in Dallas today? I mean, yes, it’s my first day of work… and that’s definitely worth mentioning… but so is the fact that I have 5 awesome spots at which I can grab a post-work cocktail for $5.

Makin’ money and savin’ money. Look at me go.

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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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The Best Day Trips from London + Nordstrom Giveaway

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This post is the first of four that I’ll be publishing about London this summer… and the first of [at least] eight that I’ll be publishing about last month’s big European adventure. Including the much-requested travel guides for both London and Paris! Yayyyyyy.

Today, I’m kicking off that aforementioned European series with a post all about the best day trips from London. Because, honestly, those day trips I took from London were some of my favorite days of my trip!

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My Pinterest Growth Strategy Which Led to 1M Viewers

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One. Million. Monthly. Viewers. Y’all. That’s a biiiiiigggg number.

So, while I was too sick to get Monday’s post launched on time (it’s now going up on Friday instead so get excited!), I definitely couldn’t slack on launching this blogging basics post detailing my Pinterest growth strategy today.

Before we dive in on my Pinterest growth strategy, let’s set the stage. In the fall of 2016, I developed and began to implement a Pinterest growth strategy. At the time, I had around 1,000 followers on Pinterest, most of whom had followed me through giveaways. My average monthly views hovered around 10,000 and about 75% of my pins were re-pinned at least once (but rarely were they re-pinned more than once).

Now, a year and a half later, I have nearly 6,000 Pinterest followers and over 1,000,000 monthly viewers. 100% of my pins have generated at least one repin, and the average number of repins per pin is 6.6 (this is also known as the virality score). Some of my boards, like this one, perform as high as 37.4 repins per pin. In case all of those numbers are confusing you, here’s the takeaway: that’s a massive increase.

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