Monday, July 4, 2016

Hello Monday: Buying lately + #nsale giveaway

If you're like me, you did all your celebrating yesterday! But regardless, hope you all have a happy July 4th! It was a really great weekend. Productive, relaxing, and needless to say, I ate and drank my weight in food! I was also able to make it out to the mall and take advantage of some of the sales, so I thought I would round up some of my recent purchases for you today in lieu of sharing an outfit post. 

Buying lately 6/16
1- Destroyed shorts | 2- Purple tank dress | 3- Peach tee | 4- White dot lace peplum tee | 5- Joie black slip dress (shop black Joie dresses here)  | 6- Faux wrap fringe trim skirt | 7- Grey with white lace tee | 8- Stripe scoopneck pocket tee | 9- Leather tote (shop other Madewell totes here) | 10- Blue tank dress

As you can see, I am building on my summer wardrobe with a few basics. Nothing super extraordinary, but I felt I was lacking in tops that weren't such an oversized fit, simple tank dresses to wear on their own or as a base layer, and a good pair of cut off shorts! The skirt and tote were really bonus buys. I do think I have a bigger void in my closet when it comes to skirts, and I had been eyeing that tote forever. Although I did already wear it on the blog in last week's post here, I decided to showcase it in this post, too, because it is one of my all time favorite purchases this year! And that says a lot!

In case you missed my post last Tuesday, it was all about my fab finds in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog! I have been telling myself that I need to avoid buying a single thing until the pre-sale kicks off on the 14th. I failed a bit this weekend, but half off at Loft was worth a temporary break on the ban! Alas, I will try and start fresh today. In the meantime, lucky for you, I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers to offer one reader a chance to win a $640 Nordstrom gift card! Think of everything you can buy with $640!!!!
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  1. I'm trying to ignore these express tank dresses.


  2. Great sale picks! I really like that striped skirt, I used to have something similar :)

    Enjoy your long weekend and thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Very cute sale purchases!


  4. Love all your picks! Amazing giveaway too. Happy 4th!


  5. Glad you had a good day yesterday and got to check some of the sales!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Looks like you got some great stuff--all look like versatile pieces you'll wear all summer long! I also have that Transport Tote from Madewell and I LOVE it--I carry it everywhere!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  7. I'm so excited for the Nordstrom sale, too! I've been on a spending freeze until then, just like you! Great classic picks, and happy July 4th!
    Glass of Glam

  8. We celebrated yesterday too!! Then we have today to recoup!!
    Thanks so much for hosting

  9. Great sale picks! I really love those t shirts!

  10. The tote is such a classic piece that you'll have forever. Great buy!

    Happy 4th!


  11. I'm glad you had a good holiday and found some great sales! Thank you for hosting the link up!


  12. Thanks for hosting the link up! Great sales. xx-S

  13. Thanks for hosting!! Glad you enjoyed your holiday!
    DeeVine Anonyme