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Friday Faves – Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale


The famous Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here! Someone asked me the other day where my favorite place to shop is and Nordstrom was the first store that came to mind… they just have everything! Plus, I must admit I love their returns policy… I always like the comfort of knowing if I change my mind, I can get a refund. Do you guys think the same about this too?

So I’ve been hunting through the sale and wanted to share a few of my top picks with you. Be sure to check out all the homewares, beauty and clothing!  Oh and the menswear on sale is great too, surprise him with a little ‘just because’ gift. It’s the perfect time to snap up some designer pieces for your wardrobe, I always look for handbags, shoes and watches, after all they’re the pieces that really elevate a simple outfit. Get in quick to snap up the best pieces before they sell out, happy shopping!

 

Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

 

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Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: 1. KUT From The Cloth Boyfriend Denim Shorts (under $50!)   |    2. Kate Spade Metro Grand Quilted Watch    |   3. Feyonce Pillow (such a great gift idea!)    |    4. Lancome Flash Bronzer    |    5.  GHD Classic Styler (I’ve had these for 10 years, best flat irons ever)    |    6.  Steve Madden Bestii Sandals    |    7.  Tory Burch Marion Quilted Shoulder Bag

 

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Style Sessions – Dress For Your Body Shape with a Fit and Flare Skirt


One of the most universally flattering style must-haves is a fit and flare skirt. Today I’m flashing back to one of my most pinned outfits on Pinterest. A fit and flare skirt can easily be dressed up or down! It’s perfect with flat sandals for day or statement pumps for something special. With a cinched waist and easy silhouette, it looks fabulous on and is easy to wear for all body shapes.

Opt for bright colors to create an effortlessly feminine Kate Spade vibe that’s so fun…

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Dress For Your Body Shape – Fit and Flare Skirt:  Midi Pleated Skirt    |    ASOS Pretty Ruffle Top    |    Leopard Pumps    |    Metal Belt    |    Black Patent Clutch    |    Bow Ring    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium   |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up    |    M.A.C Lipstick in Dangerous

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up is live every Tuesday. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

 

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Dress For Your Body Shape with a Fit and Flare Skirt

 

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Dress For Your Body Shape – Fit and Flare Skirt:  Midi Pleated Skirt    |    ASOS Pretty Ruffle Top    |    Leopard Pumps    |    Metal Belt    |    Black Patent Clutch    |    Bow Ring    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium   |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up    |    M.A.C Lipstick in Dangerous

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Dress For Your Body Shape – Fit and Flare Skirt:  Midi Pleated Skirt    |    ASOS Pretty Ruffle Top    |    Leopard Pumps    |    Metal Belt    |    Black Patent Clutch    |    Bow Ring    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium   |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up    |    M.A.C Lipstick in Dangerous

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Friday Faves – Holy Grail Beauty Products You Need To Know About


I’m excited to share my holy grail beauty products with you! I often receive emails from people asking about what makeup and beauty products I love, so here they are…

When it comes to choosing what I use, I am incredibly picky. I read countless reviews online before I buy anything, so these are all vetted and loved by hundreds of other people too!

One of the best products ever is this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, it has over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It’s ridiculously cheap, under $10 and works wonders on spots and drawing impurities from your skin.

This Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara is also a product I can’t say enough good things about. It makes your lashes look incredible and lasts all day (there’s nothing worse than mascara’s that wear off on your eye lids!). It adds length, volume and doesn’t clump. The first time I used it, I actually couldn’t believe how good it was!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these and how you found them? Do you have any holy grail beauty products? Please leave a comment and share, I always love discovering amazing products to try.

Oh and I’m also super excited because the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on Monday! I’m taking final sign-up’s this weekend – you can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

Holy Grail Beauty Products

 

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Holy Grail Beauty Products:  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup (my color is Ivory Beige #3N1)    |    2. NARS Blush in Deep Throat   |     3. Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica    |    4. M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer    |    5. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer    |    6. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay    |    7. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara    |   8. Aspen Kay Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap

 

Thank you for joining us at the Friday Faves Link Up! I hope you enjoy connecting with other bloggers, reading their favorite posts of the week, sharing your favorite post and making new friends all over the world. We’re so lucky to be part of this amazing community! Remember, you can share anything in the link up and be sure to visit and say hello to the blogger listed before and after you. Link up’s are all about networking and making wonderful connections, trust me – it’s worth the effort.

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Style Sessions – Stylish Outfit Ideas


I love sharing stylish outfit ideas and today, I want to know what YOU think! I’ve rounded up some recent looks and would be delighted to hear which one is your favorite? Just leave a comment or vote below. It’s fun checking out the voting!

I believe classic style that transcends seasons doesn’t have to be boring! I frequently mix and match these pieces between seasons (and some I’ve worn daily for years… Marc Jacobs Fran Bag, I’m looking at you! It’s currently on major sale at Bloomingdale’s).

If you want to add a couple of items to your wardrobe that you’re guaranteed to wear all the time, I recommend…

A classic tee like this LOFT Vintage Soft Tee. It’s the best and only $15, they come in tons of colors and have over 200 five-star reviews, so I’m not the only one who thinks they’re amazing. Button Down Shirts are also a great option and are easy to style, just roll up the cuffs and pop the collar!

Tailored black shorts like these J.Crew Garden Shorts are super versatile, dress them up with a blazer or down with a classic tee. A fabulous blazer, chic and comfy heels like these Michael Kors Flex Pumps and of course, Ray Ban Aviators are essentials for every stylish woman. You’ll also find some uber cool mirrored sunglasses here too!

Beautiful lipstick is a great way to complete an outfit, YSL Lipstick is one of my favorites. I love #13 Le Orange, which is actually also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color.

I’m also super excited to announce the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on May 23! You can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up is live every Tuesday. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

 

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Which is Your Favorite? Vote Now!

 

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Stylish Outfit Ideas  – Tory Burch Shirt:   Tory Burch Shirt    |    J Brand Skinny Jeans    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    BCBG Patent Heels    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Bag (on massive sale right now!)   |    Red Belt    |    Gold Drop Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Kate Spade Sneakers:  Button Down Shirt    |    J Brand Skinny Jeans (on sale)    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price)    |    Kate Spade Sneakers    |    GiGi New York Monogram Clutch (add your initials!)    |    Gold Drop Earrings    |    Gold Bangle Set (on sale)

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)     |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Lipstick in Full Fuschia

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Floral Blazer and Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Tee    |    Floral Blazer    |     J Brand Leather Pants    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Birkin Style Handbag    |    Crystal Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Sweater    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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Friday Faves – The Hottest Blogger Fashion Finds You Need Right Now


I’m breaking down blogger fashion favorites that have been everywhere lately! Each season there are a few styles that reach cult status and when they’re this gorgeous, you know you have to have them.

One of the most major trends right now, believe it or not, is pom poms. I just bought this gorgeous caftan with cute pom poms and this cute beach bag is everything. However, the pom pom piece that started it all? You need these Elina Linardaki Gladiator Sandals in your life! They are so fun to wear and guaranteed to earn you a zillion compliments. You’ll find more fun sandals here too!

A crisp white dress is essential and this Wayf Blouson Midi Dress has been seen everywhere, it looks gorgeous! Perfect to dress up with heels or wear during the day with those gorgeous gladiator pom pom sandals. Oh and we can’t forget the Eugenia Kim Sunny Hat, it’s this summer’s vacation must-have!

Oh and I’m also super excited to announce the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on May 23! You can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

The Hottest Blogger Fashion Finds

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Thank you for joining us at the Friday Faves Link Up! I hope you enjoy connecting with other bloggers, reading their favorite posts of the week, sharing your favorite post and making new friends all over the world. We’re so lucky to be part of this amazing community! Remember, you can share anything in the link up and be sure to visit and say hello to the blogger listed before and after you. Link up’s are all about networking and making wonderful connections, trust me – it’s worth the effort.

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