Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

As you probably know, Nordstrom’s huge Anniversary sale (early access) is going on now! Only 3 more days until the sale opens up to the public (7/21).

Given the technical difficulties Nordstrom’s website had the first day of the sale, Nordstrom is offering 10x points for cardholders (compared to the usual 2x points per dollar). You know what that means… more rewards for shopping! A.K.A more reason to shop 😉

Here are my top picks from the sale! (all of them are pretty affordable, whoo!)


Lattice Back Sweater
by Topshop
$42.90 (post-sale $65.00)
Available in ivory + yellow
Flare sleeves
Criss-cross back
*p.s. this is my fav item on this list!

V-Neck Pullover
by BP
$24.90 (post-sale 39.00)
Simple sweater w/ relaxed fit
Available in black, green timber, grey medium heather, ivory, pink adobe, red ochre

Jamie High Waist Skinny Jeans
by Topshop
$45.90 (post-sale $70)
High waisted, medium denim shade
Sizing: I typically a size 0 and wear 26×30 in Topshop jeans

Live in High Waist Leggings
by Zella
Available in black + burgundy
Perfect for causal, everyday wear

Autumn High Waist Moto Ankle Leggings
by Zella
$49.90 (post-sale $75)
Trendy, comfortable leggings with moto design & breathable mesh panels
Available in black + grey (sold out in S & XS)



Sara Column Heel Sandal
by Steve Madden
$49.96 (post-sale 99.95)
Summer’s must-have sandals for dressing up or down
Also available in a snake pattern

Oliver Ankle Wrap Flat
by Halogen
$59.90 (post-sale $89.95)
Pointy-toed, laced-up flats to help you transition into fall
Available in blush leather, black suede, + red suede


Ivan Faux Leather Backpack
by Sole Society
$42.90 (post-sale $64.95)
Minimalistic backpack

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Boyfriend Watch, 38 mm
by BP
$15.90 (post-sale $25)
White marble face
Total bargain!

Screenshot (94) 3-Pack No-Show Socks
by Nike
$8.90 (post-sale $14)
Avilable in black + white


Screenshot (95)Skinny Dip Pink Marble Professional Brush Set
by Skinny Dip
$35 (valued at $65)
Cutest brushes you’ve ever seen?!
Includes 2 eyeshadow brushes, foundation brush, cheek brush

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Look in a Box Advanced Brush Kit
by MAC
$49.50 (valued at $167)
Includes 2 face brushes, 3 eye brushes, & travel bag

Screenshot (97) Makeup Sponge Applicator & Small Cosmetic Bag Set
by beautyblender
$35 (valued at $66)
Includes 2 beautyblenders (apricot + lavender), travel bag, + mini solid cleaner


Mini Lip Gloss Kit
by Anastasia Beverley Hills
$28 (valued at $42)
6 highly pigmented lip glosses in mini sizes- raisin, berry, amber, rum, carla, maple

What’s in your cart / wishlist? 🙂

Thanks for reading, xoxo.

Love always,



(All photos belong to Nordstrom)






Good morning & happy three day weekend!

As you probably know, Memorial Day sales are happening now and are a great time to stock up for summer (which is right around the corner AHH!)

So, I am sharing my top 3 sales to shop this weekend.

The following sales made the cut because they are places that I love love love to shop at PLUS they are offering significant discounts.


  • Now through June 4th Nordstrom is having their half-yearly sale which means up to 40% off of select clothing, shoes, accessories, & home
  • Free shipping on anything, always


  • This is one of my favorite places to pick up dresses for spring & summer and they don’t offer promo codes very often so now’s your chance to snag something cute!
  • Deal:
    • $15 off $75 with code “bananas15”
    • $35 off $150 with code “bananas35”
    • $50 off $200 with code “bananas50”


  • The 20% off Too Faced sale is my FAVORITE sale of them all because cosmetics don’t go on sale often so now is seriously one of the best times to reorder your empties or try something new!
  • FREE SHIPPING on everything through May 30th (also a great deal because usually there is a  minimum purchase amount)

What sales are you shopping this weekend?

Love always,




These are the original tall gloss rain boots in the color pink sand. This light baby pink color is PERFECT for spring and will set your Hunter boots apart from the rest.

For me, it was love at first sight. Apparently other people had this same experience because these boots kept selling out before I could purchase them… *cries inside

But, as you can tell, I eventually got my hands on them.

At $150, Hunter boots are worth a pretty penny so it’s always great when they go on sale.

Right now these are 30% off & fully stocked in sizes 5-11 directly from Hunter.

You can purchase them here.

The pink sand short boots are also on sale, available here.

And, if you are obsessed with this color as much as I am Hunter’s cable stitch boot socks come in pink sand and are, you guessed it, on sale!

A few tips I have for buying from Hunter:

So go get ’em before they’re gone and add a dash of pink to your spring wardrobe!

Let me know what your favorite color of Hunter boots are in the comments!

Love always,


Thoughts on Turning Twenty 

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I recently celebrated my twentieth birthday..?!

So much is changing in my life right now as I enter my twenties.

It’s unbelievable how fast everything is moving.

Like, literally, I am moving for the first time and it is all happening so fast- packing tons (hundreds?) of boxes, donating bags after bags, unfamiliar people coming over to paint / clean / fix / update, meeting real estate agents- all the while, having a deep sense of dread and heartbreak within my heart.

Leaving my childhood home will / already is heartbreaking.

The only way I can get through this is to know that while this is the end of a book, it is also the start of a new one.

I’ll keep telling myself until I buy it.

Anyway, on a more positive note, I am having more luck in my academic life.

I was accepted into the Political Science Major and declared!

Next up, applying for the Journalism program this fall. (I’m aiming to be a double major)

One issue that I keep running into at university is my interest in subjects that are across the board. I’m curious about Filipino history, ancient architecture, Latin, Spanish, creative writing, literature, classical studies, religion.

So, I find myself wanting to pursue so many different minors that I simply do not have time for 😦

I’ll try my best to immerse myself in as vast amount of knowledge as possible while I’m a student here though *smirk/devious face (who else who make this sort of face in this context?)

As for my hobbies, the past six months I have been increasingly interested in beauty. As a reference, I only wore mascara pretty much through high school. But, I have been loving playing around with eye shadow palettes and lipstick! I’ve always been someone who needs creative outlets, and cosmetics is my latest one!

To share my favorite/ holy grail beauty products & looks I’ve been considering posting YouTube videos? What do you think?

As someone who leans on the shy side talking in front of a camera and putting myself out there is slightly daunting, I’ll admit.

On the other hand, as someone who loves photography, filming and editing videos is something I have just dipped my toes into and would love to explore more.

Plus, I’d take any excuse to play around with beauty products!

As for KB^2, Kyle and I celebrated our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY in April!!!

It feel in the middle of the week, so we had class to attend, but still found time to visit the tippy top of Columbia Tower and eat dinner at Oliver Garden *insert heart-eyed emojii

Crazy milestones this year.

Saying goodbye to my teen years feels more natural that I expected. At this point, life is moving and in order to keep up with it I have to be okay (as in cringe but close my eyes and get through it anyway) with change.

I hope you all are enjoying spring sunshine & discovering God’s blessings in your life, even through hardships.

Let me know how you’re doing below in the comments!

It’s been almost 2 years since I graduated high school and I’d love to hear updates from old friends from Rogers 🙂

Take kare! (at first that was a typo, but, eh why not)

Love always,


Best nail colors for springtime! 

Hello everyone & happy spring!

Hands-down, I most excited for this new season to bring more sunshine and warm weather (so I can wear sandals and flowy flowery dresses obvi). Seriously, I’m so ready to pack away my black winter staples (Hunter boots and North Face jackets I’m talking ’bout you). For the next week or so, though, the weather forecast looks like rain, rain, and some more rain. So, while I cannot break out the spring clothes yet, I can break out the spring nail colors.

Warm tones

  • Hazard” (left) is a perfect coral pink that is brighter than the other colors I will be spotlighting in this post, but not too bright.
  • Vacation time” (right) is a neutral, muted pink shade with a hint of light brown.


Cool tones

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  • Sinful Colors’ “Easy Going” is an off-white, light beige shade with a dash of pink.
  • Essie’s “Lapiz of Luxury” is a rich lavender color.
  • Maybelline New York’s “Lust for Lilac” is a sweet pink, in true lilac fashion. One downside: this series of polishes, Color Show, requires at least three layers of application.

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  • Sinful Colors “Sail la Vie” (purchase in any drug store for a few dollars) is my FAVORITE shade ever. It’s a sky blue that isn’t too bold for spring.
  • Essie’s  “Find me an Oasis” is a unique icy blue color.


What are your favorite spring nail polishes or staples in your closet? As always, I’d love to here from you in the comments below 🙂

Love always,






I dunno about you guys but I always have water on me and make sure to hydrate throughout the day. Whether I am in class, chilling in my room, or on the go I need a water bottle that seals closed without leaking, is chic / stylish, is easy to wash, and keeps my water cold.

S’well stainless steel bottles are my new go-to.

The one I use daily is the 17 0z. white marble bottle below.


Naturally, I am obsessed with white marble (who isn’t right now?!) so I had to have this bottle. To my surprise, this bottle isn’t just cute but it actually works. It has never leaked and it keeps my water cold for 24 hours… Like seriously, I drink all of my water before it ever gets to room temp. Magic or something. This bottle doesn’t disappoint with warm drinks either- they stay warm for 12 hours.

I ordered this bottle online directly from the company. This style is also available from Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom (who is sold out of them at the moment).S’well’s packaging is also unique. Bottles come in cylindrical containers rather than the standard (boring) brown cardboard boxes.

I have found my perfect water bottle, have you found yours?

Love always,


Fall & Winter Fashion Must-Haves

As a lover of walking barefeet, wearing shorts, & sippin’ lemonade the cooler seasons are not my favorite times of the year, but living in the PNW they are unavoidable. In Seattle we have seasons. It just so happens that I have to spend both of the coldest and wettest ones getting to school / class and back.

Let’s face it, the only way to make these seasons more bearable are to dress for them.

So, here’s my TOP 3:

  • H U N T E R  B O O T S
    • Pros: Real rubber boots, high quality, stylish, trending
    • Cons: Pricey (but worth it), eventually need to be cleaned with Hunter cleaning products to get rid of blooming
    • These are a must-have because sometimes it rains all week long in Seattle…like this week…yes, all week long…
    • They come in 2 finishes: high gloss or matte. I love the gloss, the shinier the better!
    • They are not intended to be worn as snow boots but with wool socks or Hunter boot socks they have worked for me.
    • I recommend purchasing from Nordstrom because of their free shipping and easy returns. They are also available from Hunter and Zappos.
  • L O N G  J A C K E T S
    • I wear my North Face Metropolis jacket daily and it has held up through over a year of rain & snow.
    • The longer it is, the more it covers, and the warmer you’ll be.
    • This trend is especially popular in the city.
    • Wearing a long jacket makes you feel oh so sophisticated.
  • L U L U  L E M O N  L E G G I N GS
    • Hands-down the only black leggings I will every buy again
    • Thick (not see through), easy to wash, so soft, Lulu’s “naked sensation”, warmer than cotton leggings, durable
    • My favorite pair are the Align Pant II

Stay warm, dry, & stylish this winter.

Love always,