Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 || My Summer to Fall Fashion Picks

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I’m sure many of you may know by now but TODAY the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 is open for Public Access! That means if you are not a Nordstrom cardholder (like myself), you can finally take advantage of the infamous sale. This is the first year I will be participating in this sale. I am looking for any great summer to fall transitional pieces, anything I may need for my wardrobe, any unique or great fall pieces.

I thought it’s only appropriate to share a few of my current favorite picks. Click the photo for details!!

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What I would tell my 18-year-old Self || Bridesmaid Dresses pt 2

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This is part 2 of my Bridesmaid dress series where I showcase my bridesmaid dresses I’ve worn for weddings and reflect on my younger self. This pink guava bridesmaid dress I wore for the second wedding I had the opportunity to be a part of. I believe I was actually 20 when they had their wedding, but this post will be dedicated to my 18 year-old self. (I still can’t believe 18 was 7 years ago!! Where did time go?)

Anywho, if you missed my part 1 of this series you can read it here! It’s a letter to my 13 year-old self.

I will also include a bridesmaid tip & some pink dresses at the end.

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Places to Visit & Things to do in New Orleans

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With the new year half-way over, I thought it was time for me to take a vacation. So I did. I flew down to New Orleans. It was my first time there. My sister and brother-in-law hosted me and were my local tour guides. There are A LOT of things to do in New Orleans, it just depends on how much you want to spend. There are a lot of free things to do, and also a lot of not-so-free things to do. Depending on what is “fun” to you, there is something for everyone.

I’m not a night-life person. I love art, history, parks, and food. So we did a lot of those things. With that said, here are a few places that I visited. These places are all free. Of course, there are a ton of different tours available if you don’t have a local tour guide.

While there are a lot of different things to do in New Orleans, I enjoyed just driving and walking down the streets. I didn’t take a lot of photos of the “normal” streets, but I found the architecture interesting and unique. They’re all different colors, with different architectural designs, but all very charming in their own ways. There are definitely French & Spanish influences in some of these homes.

And the Mercedes-Benz dome, we kept driving pass it so I thought “why not take a picture” so I did. It was cool.

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A Letter to My 13 Year-Old Self || Bridesmaid Dress Series 1

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With wedding season here, I want to share with you my previous bridesmaid dresses. I’ve been blessed to have been a part of 6 weddings, and these 6 couples continue to inspire me in some way (directly or indirectly).

But with this bridesmaid dress series, I won’t necessarily be talking about weddings. I’ll definitely include wedding-related ideas, but I want to also share my growth and life overtime. Hence, This series will include 6 posts where I reflect on my younger years. This will be therapeutic for me, and I hope it inspires you too.

This purple/blue-ish dress was my very first bridesmaid dress ever. I was in middle school when my first cousin got married. I’ve had this dress for over 10 years. I’m surprised this dress still fits! (It didn’t come with the crown, that was a something I just added for this shoot). I think I was actually 12 when she got married, but here’s to my 13 year-old self.

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