Romper – Missguided | Heels – Dolce Vita (on sale) | Bag – Gucci

Romper – Missguided | Heels – Dolce Vita | Bag – Gucci | Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Top – BB Dakota (c/o) | Shorts – Levi | Bag – Gucci | Heels – Dolce Vita (on sale)

Hat – Forever 21 | Romper – BB Dakota (c/o) | Bag – Etsy | Sneakers – Converse

Top – Reebok | Leggings – Zella | Sneakers – Adidas | Bag – Saint Laurent

Sunglasses – Quay | Top – Reebok | Leggings – Zella | Sneakers – Adidas | Bag – Saint Laurent

Dress – H&M | Bag – Etsy | Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Sneakers – Converse

Hat – Forever 21 | Dress – H&M | Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Sneakers – Converse

Top and Shorts Set – SheIn (c/o) | Bag – Gucci | Sneakers – Converse

Hat – Forever 21| Top and Shorts Set – SheIn (c/o) | Bag – Gucci | Sneakers – Converse

Top – Billabong | Shorts – Levi | Bag – Saint Laurent | Flats – Miu Miu

Sunglasses – Quay | Top – Zella | Leggings – Zella | Sneakers – Adidas | Bag – Saint Laurent

Top – Zella | Leggings – Zella | Sneakers – Adidas | Bag – Saint Laurent

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Sweater – Free People | Shorts – Levi | Heels – Topshop

Dress – Nasty Gal | Necklace – Nasty Gal | Bag – Etsy

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Romper – ASTR the Label | Heels – Topshop

Top – Chicwish (c/o) | Shorts – OneTeaspoon | Sandals – Birkenstock | Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Top – Chicwish (c/o) | Shorts – OneTeaspoon | Sandals – Birkenstock

Foundation – Laura Mercier (my current favorite foundation) | Powder – Laura Mercier | Concealer – Laura Mercier | Primer – Laura Mercier | Lipstick – Chanel

Hat – Forever 21 | Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Swimsuit – Target | Pool Float – Amazon

Hat – Forever 21 | Skirt – Chicwish (c/o)

Romper – Target | Bag – Etsy

Hat – Forever 21 | Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Dress – Target

Sweatshirt – WildFox | Shorts – Levi | Belt – Gucci | Bag – Hieleven | Slides – Gucci

 Whew that was a big Instagram round up! For some reason I’ve been preferring iPhone photos over doing professional photos. I think you guys like seeing those more as they just seem more real. More iPhone photos makes for bigger Instagram round ups like this one!

Life update – we’re finally fully moved into our new house and it’s really starting to feel like home. We love the location as it is walking distance to so many things like Wholefoods (big plus) as well as a few of our other favs. We felt like we were at a time in our lives where we wanted to be somewhere where we could walk places so we’re very happy with this new spot! I plan to share more house decor as we put the finishing touches on the rooms.

If you missed the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (were you under a rock?) most of the items I picked and shared are back in stock but at their full prices. If you missed the items while they were on sale don’t worry – you can still snag them! Like my favorite Zella leggings HERE. I know a lot of you liked those leggings and these Adidas sneakers HERE that sold out quickly! I love how the two pair together or they’re great separate staples as well.

Thanks as always for stopping by! xx

Happy August 1st loves! I cannot believe it’s already August but I’m pretty excited about it because it’s my birthday month! Yipppppe!

It’s been a little while since my last blog post and that is only because Bryson and I decided to move within a weeks notice about 10 days ago. We literally found a new house on a Tuesday and had the keys to it on that Thursday. What a whirlwind the end of July was for us but we finally got the internet installed at our new place yesterday and we are starting to feel fully settled. I’ve shared a few sneak peaks of what our new place looks like on my Instagram stories (@jenniferxlauren) but I plan to do room reveals as we get them finished. This house is literally a marble lovers dream with all white walls and I can’t wait to share it!

On another note – the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is still in full swing and I wanted to dedicate a post to what I have been shopping the most of this year and that is athletic styles. Being completely honest with you guys; I wear athletic styles Monday – Friday during the day while I’m working at home or running errands. To me they are so much easier to put together and they’re just more comfortable. I have recently fallen in LOVE with the brand Zella which is an athletic brand sold exclusively at Nordstrom and they have such cute styles in the sale this year. All of the styles above are currently in stock and available on the Nordstrom website. You can shop my picks via the + above or by the images below. I just had to put another order in because I cannot get enough of these Zella sale picks and I am loving the styles and feel of this brand more than any of my Lululemon purchases. Just saying!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!

Happy Friday + day 2 of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access (if you’re a Nordstrom card holder, if not the sale will open to the public on the 21st). In yesterday’s post I shared my top picks from the whole sale which included a lot of clothes, shoes, workout clothes as well as some beauty and home decor (check out that post here). I have recently started to love shopping for home decor (am I getting old?) even more than clothes and shoes so I was excited with the selection of home stuff on sale. Above are my top picks for home decor in the Nordstrom sale and you can shop them via the + next to each image. I LOVE the bar cart as well as the fuzzy pink pillow + the wall art and rugs.

I also had a lot of people ask me what I have purchased from the sale so far so I am sharing what I got below. I was able to pick up 4 of the items from my local Nordstrom which I will be sharing on my Instagram throughout the weekend (@jenniferxlauren). I did have to have the rest of my order shipped so I will share those when they arrive.

What I Bought!

I hope you guys are enjoying these sale posts and if you have any questions or need help shopping send me an email to jennifer@jenniferxlauren.com.

Shop my top picks via the + icon next to each item above!

Happy day one of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (if you’re a Nordstrom card holder, if not don’t worry you can shop the sale starting the 21st). I am ashamed/proud to say I already have a large cart full of goodies waiting to checkout. There are SO MANY good things on sale from clothes to shoes to beauty and home decor. Above are my top picks and some of the things I am checking out with. These are also the things I think will sell out the fastest.

I plan to share what I am purchasing plus my top beauty and home decor picks as the sale progresses so stay tuned for that! You can also shop ALL of my Nordstrom Sale Picks at the very top of my website under the Nordstrom Sale Picks tab.

As always if you have any questions about the sale feel OR if you just want advice on a certain item – I’m your girl! Shoot me an email to jennifer@jenniferxlauren.com. Happy shopping!

Dress – For Love and Lemons

The above photo is an actual shot of me running to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! 🙂

But on a serious note – the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my form of Black Friday but 100x better because the sale actually includes things I want/need. If you’ve never shopped the upcoming NSale before or you don’t understand what all the hype is about don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! I’m here to share my insights about the sale and why it truly is a must shop sale. I also plan to share my favorite sale picks in upcoming posts later this week so stay tuned for that!

What Is the NSale and Why Should I Shop It?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or NSale is the sale of all sales. Why? Because most of the time retailers are putting items on sale that they are looking to get rid of. That’s not the case for the NSale. This sale includes new inventory for the fall/winter and is NOT the items Nordstrom is looking to get rid of. These are NEW items that are only marked down for the time limit of the sale and then they go back up to full price for the remainder of the season.

If you’re needing new designer jeans (or just want to splurge on some because hey they’re finally discounted) this sale is the time to shop them. Need some new boots for the fall/winter? Shop them during this sale! Always wanted a nice designer handbag but you haven’t been able to bite the bullet on the price tag? Buy that bag during this sale and save some $$! I promise you, you do not want to miss this one.

When Does This Sale Start?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public July 21st – August 6th. If you are a Nordstrom card holder you get EARLY ACCESS starting this Thursday July 13th. The best things tend to go early (duh) so if you are a card holder be sure to take advantage of those 8 days where you get first pick! All of the sale items go back to full price on August 7th.

You can shop the sale both online and in store. I prefer to shop online and do in store pickup if the item I am shopping for is available at my local Nordstrom.

If you want early access and do not have the Nordstrom card yet you can still sign up > here < I did it just to have access to the sale. You know I can’t miss out on the early deals!

What Should I Buy?

I personally recommend investing in those items that you’ve had your eye on that are now on sale OR those splurge items you wouldn’t normally want to pay full price for. Last year I bought a pair of jeans, some shoes, some workout clothes + I got Bryson a whole new update on his wardrobe. He got everything from jeans, to shoes to Calvin Klein underwear and a Topman bomber jacket. So maybe you don’t really need anything (who are you kidding?) but maybe your spouse or kid needs a wardrobe update. Perfect time to do this!

The items that go fastest are the shoes, bags and jeans so if you’re in need of one of those definitely shop them first. I plan to break down my favorite from each category late this week so stay tuned for that OR if you need personal shopping help send me an email to jennifer@jenniferxlauren.com and I would be happy to help pick some goodies for you!

I hope this information has got you excited for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and as always if you have any questions feel free to email me! Don’t forget EARLY ACCESS starts this Thursday the 13th if you have the Nordstrom card. Stay tuned for my favorite sale picks coming in the upcoming posts later this week.