outerwear essentials.

with all this heat and humidity, the last things on my mind are heavy sweaters and coats...right?

summer (off-season) is the best time to purchase outerwear as stores are clearing out everything for the upcoming season. especially for us in hawaii...since we don't have a lot of opportunity to wear coats and jackets, i tend to grab them when they are on sale. (with sports authority going out of business, i was able to grab this vest and this jacket on sale).

here are the essentials we should all have in our wardrobe:

the classic trench

the moto-leather jacket

the all-season parka/utility jacket

the classic blazer 
(although this one has a special twist...
comes with a hood. love!)

the chunky sweater

the rain jacket

the denim jacket

get them all on sale here at the nordstrom anniversary sale:

a few non-essentials that i'd still love to have:

do you have any of these essentials in your wardrobe?


pretty little things.

with summer's heat and humidity upon us, i'm keeping things light and airy these days. denim cut-offs + converse keep it beachy and casual while sheer blouses + pretty peek-a-boo lace bralettes keep it feminine.

you can find lots of great summery deals at nordstrom's anniversary sale. if you are a nordstrom cardholder, get early access and first dibs on sale items now. not a cardholder? it's ok! take a sneak peek now and shop from july 22nd.

what are you wearing to stay cool this summer?
are you a nordstrom cardholder?
if so, what do you pick up during the sale?

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