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Hey ladies! With the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happening this week I really wanted to give you some of the trends you will see this fall season.  You will see most of these styles at the Nordy Sale and I thought it would be important to bring them to your attention.  I feel like most of these trends will mix nicely with some of the current things in our closet.  I actually love most of the trends for this fall season and can’t wait to shop! I know the sale is really good for those basic things that you can get at a great price. I also feel that there are some great deals on the trendy items for the season that will stick around…

Hey there! Happy July! It is THAT time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming up! I am so glad I have something to look forward to in July.  Having an extensive retail background, July was always a dreadful month for me.  It was a time that everything for spring and summer was on sale and fall inventory was coming in.  The problem was and is that no one wants fall items because it’s 100 plus degrees outside!  I should also mention that sale time in July brings a totally different customer than you are use to the rest of the year.  All this made me look forward to July being over. Now it is a different story.  From a retail business…

I know the average person can not afford a designer bag or shoes.  I am one of those people.  I also have a hard time with the amount of money women’s clothing retails for; which comes from my many years of retail experience.  I know how much mark-up is applied to merchandise and it is astounding!  Since I have been out of the retail world it has been very hard to purchase things at full price. I will purchase at full price; I just really have to love the item and think it’s worth the price. My favorite item I have splurged on are my Golden Goose Deluxe Sneakers. These sneakers have been on my want list for a few years now! Everytime I would…

Lake life is the best life don’t ya think! I grew up going to the lake and it will always hold a special place in my heart!  Whether it’s the lake, beach or mountains, we all have a place we love to go.  I go to the lake to see my parents every year around my birthday which usually falls on Memorial Day weekend. We try to go the weekend after Memorial Day so we can skip all the crowds.  This year I took advantage of the scenery and took photos for the life-styled version of these outfits. My mom was so kind to take them and did such a great job AND we had fun doing it. Summer is definitely here and a cool…

Hey ladies! I hope you read my last post about Tips on How to Master a Clothing Flat Lay! This is a continuation of that and I will be giving you some tips on Lighting and Equipment Setup for a Clothing Flat Lay. This may require you to spend a little bit of money but the results are worth it if you want great quality photos. I have to begin by saying that I have a very professional set up.  My husband made me a platform with a stand that holds my camera above and dead center of the platform. I also use speed lights (flash) and a mirrorless camera. It took us about 6 months of practice to really get the lighting perfect and…

Hey ladies! Your request has been granted! For those of you that have been wanting to know how I accomplish my detailed flat lays, here you are! It has been a long time coming, so I hope it is super helpful! I have worked on perfecting my flat lays for quite some time.  I am going to help guide you along but it is up to you how much you practice and actually get good at it yourself.  You may also discover along the way the things that will work best for you and your environment. Hopefully these tips will help you start the process and give you something to reference it you need it. Also, don’t be afraid to leave me questions in the…

Hey there! When you are shopping for clothing do you consider the fabric content of the items before you purchase them?  This is a big part of my decision making process when I buy my own clothing. It is also something that every person in my life that has ever shopped with me now does.  I hope I can rub off a little on each of you as well by writing these types of posts.  It will make you a more informed shopper and help you purchase better quality items.  Not only will they last longer but they will also be low maintenance. Today I want to talk about the best summer fabrics, which in my opinion are linen and cotton.  These materials really are…