The last time I had anywhere to wear a cocktail dress was the weekend before the world shut down in 2020. There seemed to be a lot more of those occasions in the pre-COVID days. Now that it’s been over a year and a half I’m a little rusty when it comes to shopping for party dresses but have a couple events on the calendar this fall (COVID willing) and started to peek around to see what I could find.
I’m sure you’ve heard me mention in countless times over the past year+, but just in case you need a refresher, I am all about this collarless sweater blazer from J. Crew. AKA the cardigan or coatigan or whatever you want to call it. It’s a major staple in my closet and I wear it year round. So much that I wanted to put together a post with ways I wear it all year – in all four seasons.
It’s currently on sale for the lowest I’ve seen it! Size note, I wear an xxs – like I do in most J. Crew clothing.
Coming to you very late with my top five from last month. The past few weeks have been a little crazy… it started with a sleep regression/seperation anxiety (Wilder) and then both kids got sick, so my attention has been focused primarily on them and everything else got pushed aside. Fingers crossed that we’re finally on the other side of all that now. Needless to say I am very much looking to school starting in just a couple weeks. I can’t wait for us all to get on a solid routine!
Let’s go back to what this post is supposed to be about… July top five. The Nordstrom sale was a big part of last month and every single one of my top sellers is a direct reflection of that.
Brixton Hat – I LOOOOOVE Brixton hats. The quality is amazing and the price point is perfect. I have several and love how unique but on trend they all are. I’ve had this one for a couple years and was so excited to see it included in the Nordstrom sale – also in this pretty vanilla color. Both are extremely wearable and versatile. I also snagged this one while it was on sale and it’s been my favorite hat this summer.
Clare V. Backpack – I didn’t end up purchasing this but I shared it and everyone went nuts for it. Clare V is another brand I’m a loyal fan of. Her quality is amazing and I always love the new designs every season.
Wayf Top – I tried this top on in both white and leopard and they were drastically different. The white was super stiff and felt cheap but the leopard was amazing! Much better material that was breathable and comfortable. I think this top is perfect for fall. Would be so cute with cat ears for Halloween but also so cute to wear to Thanksgiving dinner.
Levis – My new top favorite jeans! They are so flattering, comfortable and I’ve already worn them a bunch even though it’s the dead of summer. I went with my normal size and the fit is perfect. I’m 5″4 and they hit right at my ankle – love that I don’t have to get them hemmed.
Alo Leggings – These come in a few colors but the gray won me over. I love that they’re neutral but I didn’t have anything else like them in my closet. I went with my true size and they’re super comfortable and stay up!
We are still living in our swimsuits and really don’t see that ending any time soon. Crosby and I were so excited to get these matching floral suits from Beach Riot and couldn’t wait to twin. The print is so fun! They have a few other mommy and me matching options in their first ever collection for little girls. I am loving the leopard – the long sleeve little girl’s suit is perfect for when you don’t want them to get as much sun.
Crosby’s suit (runs small, size up)
This coverup is also part of the collab and I know I’ll be wearing it a ton. Love it over a one piece.
This summer has already flown by! I can’t believe it’s the middle of July and it feels like it will be non-stop until Labor Day. I thought summer was supposed to be relaxing, but between the kids’ camps, activities, appointments and work it feels BUSY! I’ve been heavily relying on my Walmart+ membership because fitting in time to go to the store is harder than ever.
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We’ve been spending a ton of time in the sun between the beach and pool and needing restocks in sunscreen, pool and sand toys, towels, etc. I try to stay organized and go through my beach bag often, but I still find myself scrambling at the last minute for more swim diapers for Wilder. I’ll login to my Walmart+ account and place an order and have them delivered to my door in a matter of hours. I always end up finding something cute for myself or one of the kids to add on to the order, like my neon terry cloth beach outfit and this fun summer set for Crosby.
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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started last week and it’s now open to all card holders – and everyone else can shop starting July 28th. I shopped last week and picked up a few things I wanted to share.
I usually approach this sale as a good time to stock up on basics, which is what I did again this year. I got 3 pairs of pants; jeans, vegan leather pants (went down a size) and leggings. They’re all staples that I’ll wear for a long time. I also got a fun new hat and necklace.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!