Tomorrow is AUGUST!
Which basically means it’s September.
Which totally suggests that it’s fall.
Which absolutely means there should be a pumpkin candle going in my house, and I need to wear a sweater.
Before we switch over to the next season, today’s post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle, and it’s all about wrapping up summer. It’s so easy to browse the Nordstrom website for your favorite summer picks. Whether you’re hanging at home, spending time outdoors, or doing activities with your kiddos, they’re always my go-to for all things warm weather. Now, I haven’t stepped foot in a mall since February, but I’ve still been able to easily get my favorite things thanks to Nordstrom’s free shipping, free returns and curbside pick up. Speaking of Nordstrom, their annual Anniversary Sale goes live on Tuesday, so make sure you stop back by here then to see what I’m loving and buying this year. Nothing kicks off the fall season for me quite like their new fall items at discounted prices 🙂 .
Here’s the breakdown of when you can shop the Anniversary Sale this year:
Happy Friday to YOU!!!
First up, if I’m going to be a busy working mom and also home-school four kids here in a few weeks, I better have a simplified routine for getting ready each day!
Here’s my uniform…
Let me break it down for you…these tees right here are a staple in my wardrobe. I wear them all.the.time. Year after year. I wash, I dry, they always look brand new. I love a white tee…it always reminds me of those French style books I read that say when in doubt, wear a white top. This tee comes in other colors too and pairs perfectly with those shorts I’ve now worn for THREE YEARS! Yes!! I bought these shorts at Nordstrom three years ago and have worn, washed and dried them approximately 8 billion times. They are MY FAVE. The fit, the length…it’s all perfect (and true to size!). My sandals? YES!! There’s a reason why the Miller sandals are iconic. They’re comfffffffffy! And of course, I layer every day with Gorjana necklaces. Now, the tee will be available again next week when the Anniversary Sale goes live, so make sure you remember to grab it on sale!! This is the perfect summer outfit from Nordstrom…and will be my go-to uniform later next month when I’m going crazy/homeschooling my kids 😉 .
Did you see my new best friend????
Girls, I’m smitten with this backpack!!!!
My mom always carries a backpack for errands and traveling. In fact, other than “what’s your mom’s skin routine”, the most common question I get about her is “where does she get all of those backpacks”. I finally decided to buy one…why did it take me so long?!?! I am obsessed with it!! I can only imagine how much easier things will be this fall when I have my hands free (my kids’ sporting events, grocery shopping, etc). I’m obsessed! This particular backpack also comes in black too!
I made you a little video so that you can peek inside…
The other day, I glanced at it in my car and thought…
…I’m in love 🙂 .
One last thing about my easy little summer routine from Nordstrom, if you missed this video…
…here is my 5 Minute Makeup Routine along with all of my favorite products from this video:
1: Foundation Stick: you can read my FOUNDATION REVIEW post, but this one here is my absolute fave! I love that you can apply as much or as little as you want. I love that it feels hydrating on my skin and not drying. I love that it easily glides on. I love everything about it. I’m wearing it in the shade light beige.
2: Under Eye Brightener: If I haven’t convinced you that this stuff is gold yet, I’m not sure what else I can do??? This is amazing!!!!! When I only have a few minutes to apply makeup, this instantly brightens my face!!
3: Bronzer and bronzer brush: Okay, I really think the brush is key when applying bronzer here. If I only could pick two products to wear the rest of my life, I’d pick lips and bronzer. Nothing wakes you up and makes you look glowy and vibrant more than bronzer.
4: Blush: There is a reason why this blush (in orgasm) is a cult classic. The universally flattering peachy pink color looks good on all skin types. Don’t believe me? Read the reviews!!
5: Lip Color: I love this matte lipstick!! I started wearing this one in Goals last summer. I love it because it lasts for hours (seriously, this one has staying power!!). It comes in many, many colors, but this pink color is the perfect pop when I’m not doing a lot of other makeup.
6: Eyebrow pencil: I started using this one in blonde thanks to you guys! So many of you recommended it to me, and now, I love it too. It goes on a little creamy and not harsh.
7: Eye Shadow Stick: When I’m doing my normal makeup routine (and not the abbreviated one), this is what I use as an eye shadow primer. It works for quick eye shadow too. I’m using it in rose gold.
8: Top Eye Liner in Noir: How many years now have I been saying this is my favorite eye liner?! I wear it every day. I love it for so many reasons, but right now during the summer, I love it the most because it’s waterproof!!
9: Bottom Eye Liner in Blanc: A little white eyeliner instantly wakes you up!
10: Mascara: You can read my full mascara review post HERE. For years, I’ve been saying Mac’s Haute & Naughty is my fave!
11: Beauty Blender: Last but certainly not least, a damp Beauty Blender is the only way to be! I love how seamless it applies everything, how easy it is to clean and how great it is for mid-day touchups!
Okay, I’ve had several of you ask me if I’ve been curling my hair differently and the answer is YES!!
You guys are so observant 🙂 .
I’ll do a new video on how I’ve been curling my hair soon…but I’ve been using a flat iron!!
Of course my July Book Review is a fave!!!
Did you see it??
Did you get new book recs?!
I LOVE Book Day so much!!!
Did you see this as well…
…these are our two new books for August’s book club!! I have LOVED reading books with you ladies!! I can’t wait to discuss these books next month!!
Oh my gosh, this picture sums me up…
…Ashby took this one and later, I cracked up when I saw it! It’s so ME! After the gym, I came home and showered…but didn’t put on “real clothes”…I put on these pajamas/lounge clothes instead. It might be July, but this little set is light and HAPPINESS! I bought this pattern for myself but there are several others you can get too…
…they’d make great holiday/birthday gifts!
Living my comfiest life 🙂 .
I even threw my shorts on with the top and was out the door to hang with the kids a bit.
I love lounge wear. 🙂
Last but not least…
…the perfect air fryer recipe for your weekend! Whether you make these potatoes with your brunch or your burger, you will LOVE them!!! They’re so easy!!!
Okay friends, happy last day of July!! I hope you have the BEST weekend!! xo