Yes, Please: Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale

posted on: 5/22/2015

(A few of my favorite items from the Nordstrom sale above. Hover over the images above and click to go directly through to the product! You are magical.)

When it comes to sales, I like to buy for the upcoming season instead of buying for a past season. That's why spring sales are the best because it's basically your summer wardrobe but on sale. But a lot of times I get overwhelmed when stores (specifically department stores) have store-wide sales. It's a lot of products to go through and if you are like me, you give up early. But I've learned to navigate sales a bit more beneficially. So I pulled a few of my favorite products that I've found above and what I typically look for in a sale, especially at Nordstrom. The key pieces that I start with and look for are brands that I love, purses, denim, shoes and dresses. I tend to forego a ton of accessories because that's usually not where the best sales are. So let's get started! This post goes best with a cup of coffee. (If after 5pm, proceed with wine.)

A few key highlights of the sale:

Kate Spade: SO much Kate Spade is on sale. One of my favorite patterns from their spring collection is on major sale as well. I'll be wearing a dress with this pattern soon but they still have it in this pretty pencil skirt and full skirt. This shirt dress I wore a few posts ago is also 40% off now!

Joie is another brand I love to shop on sale. You can find all Joie's sale here. I just picked up this blouse yesterday and have already worn it twice. How that is possible in 12 hours? I have no idea.

Denim: I think I've said this before but I like to look for non-seasonal staples during sales like this. Denim is year-round so when my favorite brands and designers of denim go on sale, I like to buy them then. You can find all denim on sale here and my favorite brands of denim on sale here.

Shoes: This is the time to get sandals for summer. Flat sandals here, wedges here, and heeled sandals here. My rule of thumb? A neutral sandal, a neutral wedge and a black strappy heel are always a summer need.

Handbags: Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and so many more are on sale! A Kate Spade classic satchel here and I also love this Longchamp Tote, perfect for summer! All handbags on sale here.

Dresses: Last but definitely not least, the dress selection for this sale is incredible. You can find all dresses on sale here. Again with a selection this large, I like to go with either my favorite fit or style or I got with a favorite brand of mine. Eliza J is one of my favorites from Nordstrom.

Whew! And that's how I navigate a huge sale. Oh and I just finished three cups of coffee, how about you? Hopefully this helps you find some gems for the summer time. 

Happy long weekend, friends!

A Weekend Away

posted on: 5/21/2015

I'm so excited to be able to finally share a few photos we took a few weeks back! B and I needed a little weekend away (much like this coming weekend) and we headed south to Lake Travis, near Austin. It was just what we needed.  A little time away, a little bit of sunshine and lots of bright colors. Lake Travis brought the sunshine, I brought the bright colors.

We strolled around Lake Travis and travelled into Austin for a day (had to get my coffee fix at Jo's. If you've ever had their coffee, you understand the need.) Technically it wasn't a tropical or beach vacation but that didn't mean I couldn't dress like it. I went full on Palm Springs vacationer at this place. One day it was a fun shorts to run around in, the next a sweet sundress that mixed in easily as a swimsuit cover up. But I think my favorite look from this trip are the palm tree print pixie pants. I told you -- I went full on tourist in my own state. And I wouldn't have had it any other way. 

Speaking of little getaways -- any plans for this Memorial Day weekend? We are celebrating B's birthday in Vegas for a day or two! That's what happens when you turn 30 (er, 31?) -- you get to celebrate your old age in style. Happy long weekend, friends!

(PS: Everything at Old Navy right now is up to 50% off. Just a friendly PSA. Oh and if you scroll down on the women's tab you'll see me! You just can't escape me.)


Outfit #1:

Outfit #2:
Old Navy Pom Pom Tote (the cutest!!)

Outfit #3: 
Old Navy Sunglasses (in-store only)


This post is sponsored by my friends at Old Navy. Each piece featured was provided by them. Thank you for supporting the brands who support KE!

Scalloped Blazer

posted on: 5/20/2015

This blazer has been hands down one of my favorite purchases this spring. Now I've always been a blazer fan, specifically a blazer with dresses fan, but this blazer changes the game. The texture, the scalloped hem -- be still my blazer loving heart. It's just everything I never knew I wanted in a blazer. You can see how I styled it for date night and for the weekend here. (Side note: the blazer is now 40% off too! Nordstrom started their half yearly sale, which you know I will be covering with a post soon. But just as a friendly heads up.)

You see that sunshine up there? Well this was one of those rare days that we have had sunshine lately. We have been (thankfully) getting rain almost everyday for the past month and I will say that while it's very, very good for the Earth, my mood has taken a turn. I just can't seem to wake up or feel alert without the sunshine. In other words: I'm crabby. It's  been confirmed that I need sunshine badly. So anytime there is sun, you better believe I am dragging B outside to snap outfit photos. And then we promptly end up on a patio soaking it all in. At least we have our priorities straight right?