dressing room diaries : nsale edition

I don't know if you've heard, but there's a sale happening that's kind of a big deal. And let's be honest, some of you are all, JEEZ CAN THE ENTIRE INTERNET SHUT UP ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY SALE

Well, I'm here to say, NO. We cannot. I've gotta tell y'all, I used to be SUPER intimidated by shopping at Nordstrom. I thought I had to be in possession of a trust fund, or possibly money I had stolen from a bank. Then, one year, I participated in the anniversary sale, where I learned that A) there are SO MANY THINGS under $50 on sale. And B) NORDSTROM IS FREAKING AWESOME.  Not everything is from some obscure designer that costs a year of my child's education.

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peplum + good american

I was a little skeptical when I heard that Khloe Kardashian had her own denim line. If by "skeptical," I mean "I rolled my eyes. HARD." 

But y'all, then I reconsidered. Because, I think we can all agree that, while Ms. Kardashian may be known for some D-R-A-M-A, she also seems to know a thing or two about dressing a curvy body. And when I tell you that Good American jeans FIT LIKE THEY ARE MADE OF ACTUAL BUTTER, I am not exaggerating.

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friday faves : summer is trying to kill me

Well, I have no idea where I got the idea that summer would be all "chill by the pool and eat ice cream" kind of relaxing.   

Hahahaha, NO. Instead, it's more like, "chauffeuring your kids to various camps they don't want to go to, cleaning up dog vomit off your new rug, and living in a house with a broken AC" kind of relaxing.

In other words, every day this summer has been Monday. 

BUT, y'all. Summer still has lots of time to redeem itself. And since internet shopping is my happy place, let us avoid our problems by diving into some of this week's favorites.

(Because apparently my favorites don't include my dog, our AC company, or healthy coping strategies.)

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tobi camo tee | ag white denim | steve madden wedges | straw bag | fringe earrings | photo by jnelly photography

1. This camo tee from Tobi. Y'all. It is a magical unicorn of t-shirts because A) it is CAMO. And while I am not guaranteeing that your kids and husband will mistake you for a sergeant and automatically obey your camo-wearing self, I AM saying that it CAN'T HURT. Also B) it has a CHOKER. And I think we all understand how I feel about chokers. 

Dear 90's, thank you for the choker trend. For that, we will try to forgive you the grunge look and mood rings. 

2.  This Asher by fab'rik tank

Y'all. At my styling event with fab'rik Buckhead last weekend, I styled SO MANY people in this tank. It is truly flattering on everyone, and looks fabulous with a lace bralette. 

*On that note, want a fun mom hack? Take a nursing pad and slip it inside your lace bralette. Boom. You are now both supported and guaranteed to avoid being the risqué mama at the park. 

3. MIA Elana Flat Sandal

It's not often that something super on-trend is also comfortable as all heck. But y'all, these sandals hit the mark. The sneaker-style sole is SO on point fashion-wise, but it also guarantees that  you won't want to take these off your feet ALL SUMMER. (Let's hope that doesn't make them smell like my kids' crocs.)

4. BP Sunglasses

Y'all--these are $14! Which means you can buy a pair for yourself AND your bestie. And then be all like, these are our BFF Sunnies. 

What? It can totally be a thing. 

5. Treasure & Bond Choker 7-Layer Choker

Admittedly, SOME OF US, are accessory-layering challenged. And I have found our solution. One necklace, SEVEN CHOKERS.  We are officially winning at life and chokers. 

Happy Friday y'all!

a day in the hustle

Moms are pretty much total #bosses, right? And I think we can agree that we are all seriously HUSTLING.  Like all day, erryday. (The answer is NO. I don't know why I think I can get away with saying erryday. BUT, I'm GONNA.)  Whether you are a mom who works inside the home, outside the home, or some combination of both, you're going to LOVE this post by my blogger friend, Cait. She's gonna fill us in on what her daily mom hustle looks like, and we can all be inspired. And maybe slightly jealous of the way her husband brings her coffee in bed. (AHEM. Hi, JOHN.) 

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vacay chic : fab'rik + RATMJ

Y'all, when fab'rik asked me if I would be interested in hosting a "Vacay Chic with Rage Against the Mom Jean" event,  I kinda felt like I got asked to the prom by the hot guy.  Because I have had a total boutique crush on fab'rik for years. This has involved what may or may not be classified as minor stalking. If by stalking, i mean giving them all my money. 

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instagram round up

So, first of all, if you aren't following me on social media, then WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? (Besides working, being productive, and not getting tech neck?)

(For real though, I am NOT ABOVE SHAMELESS BEGGING. Follow me. Also? Bye pride, it was nice knowing you.) 

Anyway, according to Instagram, I got dressed in real people clothes AT LEAST a handful of times this month. And what is an Instagram for if not making people feel inadequate, filling in the blog when you haven't shot outfit photos in a sweet forever, and rounding up all the times I got dressed like a normal person?

Exactly. 

Y'all, I love, love, LOVE wearing an OTS top with a vest. I wish I could say that I came up with this look out a love of fashion. But really, it was out of the laziness of not wanting to wear a strapless bra. And now I don't have to. BOOM. 

But ya know, also for the FASHION.

P.S. almost all of the pieces in this are old, but the principle still applies. A few sizes of the jeans are still available here, and they are WAY on sale! The booties are available here

free people dress (y'all people LOVE THIS DRESS. Snag one, before they're gone! This one is similar, if you prefer covered arms.) | nordstrom hat | apple watch

I posted this look to Instagram last night, because, despite being HIGHLY unshowered and gross, I felt that it was my duty to inform y'all about this dress. It is THAT. GOOD.  I'm not even exaggerating when I say I got about 5 texts in 5 minutes, asking for sizing. For reference, I got an XS, which should tell you that this runs LARGE. Definitely size down, because the only place I'm an extra small is IN MY MIND. 

Finally, follow me on ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA, where I promise to overshare about things like that time I wore my bathing suit to the pool INSIDE OUT. #goodtimes #wishitwasthefirsttime

Happy Thursday friends!

half yearly-ing

lariat choker necklace | free people coraline shirt | nella ghillie flat | leith midi dressatlas sunglasses | mesh strap watch | hudson ankle skinny denim | jzelda flap clutch | eden perforated oxford  | high rise denim short | wishes crystal ring | sanctuary crop leg pants

happy memorial day weekend peeps! I have amazing plans this weekend. If by "plans," I mean folding an insanely large amount of laundry, while taking periodic breaks to shop the half-yearly sale. Listen guys, the anniversary sale is only a month (ish) away. We need to take our training seriously and start NOW.

I'm kidding. 

Maybe. 

Okay, I'm not. So get your shopping fingers ready, and see how fast you can snag some half-yearly deals.

Because practice makes us abuse our nordstrom card perfect.

Until next time,