What to Buy on Prime Day 2018 (and What I Bought!)

Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals | What to Buy on Amazon Prime Day | Best Dresses on Sale Right Now via fashion blogger Glitter & Spice

Happy Amazon Prime Day! The deals launched yesterday at noon Pacific time (2PM Central)… and since I wrote this blog post last night at around 8:30PM, there are probably a whooooole lotta deals I’m missing in my roundup that launched while I was sleeping! You can shop all of the deals by clicking here. Andddd you can shop the rest of my picks (again, all sourced last night so I might be missing a few!) here.

Before we dive in: you might recognize the location for today’s photos. Yep, these photos were taken when I went to Versailles last month. Why am I posting a LOFT dress taken at Versailles for Amazon Prime Day? Because today’s pretty much the closest I get to feeling like a pretty pretty princess / a big spender all year.

Vacuum? Add to cart. New TV? Pish posh, let’s do it – it’s basically free. Okay that brings my total to about 40% less than I had budgeted… so let’s grab a few more things BECAUSE WE CAN.

Or is that not how y’all shop?

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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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My Summer Workwear Essentials + a Nordstrom Giveaway

My Summer Workwear Essentials via Dallas fashion blogger Glitter & Spice

I’m back from Europe! I returned to Dallas yesterday afternoon after one full month abroad. I had the most amazing trip. It truly cemented my belief that I could honestly travel 24/7 without a home base and be as happy as a clam. Even though I’m a total homebody at heart.

Sadly, I can’t be an eternal traveler… yet. But bright side: me coming home means I’ll hopefully start posting on the blog with at least some degree of regularity (BTW I swear I tried – I can’t even tell y’all how many times I fell asleep editing photos or writing the past few weeks!).

The reason why I had to return is I’m starting my full-time job (the one I mentioned here) in just 2 short weeks! That means it’s time for me to dig all of my summer workwear essentials out from the shadowy depths of my closet. And to get this girl who wakes up at 11AM used to waking up at 6:30AM. Oomf. So not ready for that one.

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Feminine Apartment Tour + Mother’s Day with Greenleaf

Feminine Apartment Tour + Mother's Day with Greenleaf, How to Add Feminine Touches to a Room, Girly Living Room Ideas for Apartments

This post has been sponsored by Greenleaf Gifts.

Thank y’all so much for all of the thoughtful messages and kind wishes about my new house! I spent the majority of last week packing up my life before Thursday’s move… and, since then, I’ve been playing a real-life version of minesweeper with all of the boxes in my house. It’s a bit hectic around here, but it will all be worth it once I’m finally settled!!

Which brings me to this post. Today, I’m featuring something y’all have been requesting for a long time. And I mean a long long time.

My apartment tour. Or rather, my über feminine apartment tour. And to do it right, I’ve teamed up with the folks at Greenleaf.

Really, for the full effect, I wish I could encode the smells of each room into this blog post. But y’all are just gonna have to trust me when I say my apartment smelled like flowers, deliciousness, and friggin heaven. These candles would make such a great Mother’s Day present to the lucky mamas in your life… and one lucky reader (or her mama!) will be receiving the whole set as a gift from Greenleaf!

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9 Fun Ideas for a First Date + Best of the Shopbop Sale

9 Fun Ideas for a First Date, What to wear on a first date in early April

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you might remember that I go on some of the world’s worst first dates. Seriously. If who could go on the worst dates were a competition, I’d be on a box of Wheaties.

Sporting more gold medals around my neck than Michael Phelps.

As a result, I thought it would be nice to do the world a favor and come up with a few fun ideas for a first date. And maybe share a few of my horror stories, just for entertainment’s sake.

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