Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best of Beauty + Items I Love Still in Stock

Every year I shop the Nordstrom sale I get so caught up in the new fall clothes, shoes, and accessories and I feel like I hardly pay any attention to the beauty products. So, this year I did and there are some great options! I went through and picked out products that I definitely think are worth it and would probably buy myself.

  1. If there is one beauty item you should buy during the sale it’s this palette! I got it on Saturday and have been wearing it non-stop. The colors are so pretty for summer and going into fall. I usually stick to browns and grays, but these colors help me go outside my comfort zone without looking too crazy! Plus, the price is so good for a Charlotte Tilbury palette.
  2. Staying on the Charlotte Tilbury discussion, this lip trio is such a steal! I love her lipsticks (unfortunately the one I had died a sad, watery death in my washing machine) and “Pillow Talk” is one of her most popular colors. If it’s a nude lipstick, you know I’m in!
  3. Ok. This Laura Mercier set is another great deal! I’ve wanted the secret brightening powder for so, so long and it’s a part of this trio. Also, the setting powder alone is worth the price of the entire trio!
  4. If you’re looking for a hair tool, look no further than T3. I’ve wanted a T3 curling wand for so long, but can’t justify it since my hair curls so easily, even with my inexpensive wand! But, if you hair doesn’t love to curl like mine does, I’ve heard so many great things about this tool—it’s fast and the curls last for days.
  5. You know a lipstick junkie like me can’t have just one lip option in the bunch! I didn’t see these in person at Nordstrom, but from online I would wear every single color! Again, nude lipstick is my weakness…
  6. Finally, this lash serum might be the best deal on this list. You get two for $95 when that’s usually the price of just one! I’m actually putting this on my Christmas list this year because I’ve heard so many amazing results!

 

Still in Stock

Now that the beauty purchases are covered, let’s talk about what’s still left in stock from the sale. I know a lot of hot ticket items are gone (I really wanted the Vince Camuto snake skin booties but such is life), but there are still some amazing finds still left in stock! I’m rounding up every thing I really like that’s still in stock in all or almost all sizes (as of when I’m writing this post on 7/16). And, I’m going to share my top 10 items still in stock below—because I truly love these items and have them on my own wishlist.

Items I Love Still in Stock

 

Must-Haves Still in Stock

 

Which items would you add to your must-have list? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

 

My Amazon Prime Picks

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So, taking a quick break from all of the Nordstrom sale craziness because today is Amazon Prime Day! I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually shopped this sale before (I’m not good at watching my computer all day to see what sales pop up). But, for those that are interested, I’m going to share some of my favorite Amazon prime purchases lately, plus some items that are on my wishlist!

But before we get into another huuuge list (did you see my Nordstrom sale one??) let’s talk about this dress. Obviously an Amazon prime find, I’ve had my eye on this dress for awhile now. Every time I see a color I like it’s either not in stock or not prime. I finally got lucky when I saw that it was available in my size for prime in white! If you know me then you know how much I love a LWD. I’m obsessed with this one because the wrap detail is so so flattering on every body type. Which is why you should check out my Instagram at 6pm EST tonight because a few bloggers and I teamed up to share how we all styled this dress in different ways! Spoiler: everyone looks so cute!

Anyway, I wanted to keep the look simple and fresh so I added the black sandals you’ve probably already heard me obsess over. I love the simple black and gold accessories in this outfit—I’m totally feeling the French girl vibes that I’ve been obsessed with lately!

Now on to my Amazon prime finds! I’ll start with the items I’ve purchased and love and then share the items that are on my wish list.

My Amazon Prime Finds

 

My Amazon Wishlist

 

What are you on the lookout for during Prime Day? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

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My Top Picks From the Nordstrom Sale (by Category!)

My Top Picks From the Nordstrom Sale (by Category!)

I hope everyone is excited as I am because today is a day that embodies the phrase “Christmas in July”: the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, go click over to my Nordstrom guide for a quick read. If you’re ready though, let’s jump into my top picks for the sale. Side note: a lot of the items I’m sharing come in multiple colors, so if you like the style but want a different color, click on it anyway because chances are you’ll get lucky!

Cardigans

So this is the category (aside from shoes) that I’m most excited for. I actually really need new cardigans—my mom said mine look “ratty”—and Nordstrom delivered! From basic neutrals to fun leopard print you really can’t go wrong. And almost all of them have pockets, so really, what more do you need?

 

Sweaters

Another great category this year. If I could live in sweaters year round I think I would. Anyway, I don’t have much else to say except check them out. I’m loving a lot of the turtleneck options!

 

Basic Tops

Another category I need to refresh in my closet. Camis, short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, these are wardrobe essentials and now is the perfect time to stock up. The prices are much lower than they will be in fall, plus you can wear these now.

 

Tops

I’m actually really impressed with the tops this year! From silky blouses to plaid flannels, they’re all so cute. I love that a lot of these tops are so versatile—you could pair them with jeans and booties or dress them up for work.

 

Denim

I personally won’t be buying any denim at the moment (I just bought myself a new pair recently), but if I was I would definitely opt for a pair of designer denim like Frame, AG, or Paige. A lot of these brands are around $100 off which is amazing!

 

Other Bottoms

If there is one trend I’m so excited for this fall it’s silky midi skirts! I can’t wait to pair some with booties and leather jackets or sweaters.

 

Dresses

So I wasn’t super impressed with the dresses, but hopefully I will find more options to add later! In the meantime, the three dresses I did find I think are absolutely adorable.

 

Boots

My absolute, favorite category! This is what I’m here for! There’s nothing I love more than shoe shopping and they are soooo many good options this year. I would definitely scoop your favorite up because a lot of these styles will go fast.

 

Other Shoes

If you already have all the boots/booties you need for fall then definitely check out some other styles. I’m loving the flats and loafers this year.

 

Activewear/Loungewear

Whether you want some comfy pjs to wear around the house or you need new activewear for the gym, now is definitely the time to stock up.

 

Outerwear

From jackets to coats to blazers, if you need some type of outerwear for fall or winter you really can’t go wrong with any of these choices! I’m really loving all of the plaid options I’m seeing this year. I definitely have my eye on the brown plaid blazer.

Babydoll Dresses: The Silhouette I’m Obsessed With This Summer

Babydoll Dresses: The Silhouette I’m Obsessed With This Summer

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If there is one silhouette I’m constantly finding myself gravitating towards this summer it’s a babydoll dress. There is just something so feminine and dainty, yet relaxed about the style that calls my name. Add in an eyelet detail like on this dress and I’m 1000% sold!

What I really love about a babydoll dress too is that you can easily style it up or down. I went somewhere in the middle with this look by adding a black bag and my new favorite flats. But if you switched out the shoes for some sneakers or wedges? They look would feel totally different. I can see myself pairing this dress with a pair of wedges and a clutch for a party or nice dinner out.

What I really love about this dress (and most summer babydoll dresses) is how lightweight it feels. I hate when clothes stick to me during the summer, so this is the perfect solution.

If you’re looking for a babydoll dress to give the silhouette a try, check out Shein’s options! Plus, you can shop this dress (and the entire site) for 15% off with the code thedaintydetails315! This code will be valid until the end of September! I will say in terms of sizing, this dress runs a little big. I went with the extra small and it still slightly big on me, so if you can size down I recommend doing so!

Anyway, that’s it for today! I hope you love this look, and babydoll dresses, as much as I do. This is seriously one of my favorite looks in a long time on the blog. I think babydoll dresses just encapsulate my aesthetic perfectly—so check them out!

xo,

Carey

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Thank you to Shein for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

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If you followed along on my recent trip to Europe, after we left Paris (read my guide here!) we landed in Venice. But, before I get into all the juicy details on our 3-day stay let’s talk about what I talk about best: outfits. How gorgeous is this taupe maxi/midi skirt from Chicwish? I was a little hesitant when I had it sent to me (shorts girls and maxi lengths don’t always mix) but I completely fell in love! I knew right away that this skirt had to come with me to Europe. I even planned in advance what city I was going to where it in and I’m so glad I picked Venice. The entire look contrasted so well with the aged buildings and romantic canals. Plus, the weather was perfect for this outfit. A little hot, but not hot enough that the skirt would stick to me.

I kept the look simple and went with my go-to white cami and threw on some sandals. I definitely think this skirt would look so cute with heels (and they would give me some much needed height), but heels were not going to cut it in a city full of stairs and bridges.  To top the look off I wore some dainty gold coin necklaces that I’ve been loving lately.

But enough about my outfit, let’s get into all you need to know if you’re planning to visit Venice!

Warning: this was my first time in Venice, so this guide is also aimed at people who have never been before. If you’ve already been to Venice then this might not be the guide for you.

What You Need to Know Before Arriving

Venice is an island and the airport isn’t on it… So, once you arrive you’re going to have to figure out the best way to get from the airport to the island. And depending on where your hotel is, you might now be going to the main island. Luckily, there are people down by the docks who can help you figure out the best way to travel. The most affordable option is a public water taxi. We did this but be warned: it takes forever. We were on it for over an hour and half (use the bathroom beforehand!). A more convenient/more expensive option is a private water taxi. They move a lot faster but will cost a lot more.

Another thing you need to know: Venice is an expensive city. Comparing the prices in Venice to Florence, we spent a lot more. Just keep that in mind when visiting! The good thing is that it isn’t a very big city so you don’t need to spend a lot of time there. You could definitely do everything in two days.

Where to Stay

Like in Paris, we stayed in a nicer hotel than I would’ve picked if I was traveling without them. We stayed at the JW Marriott which was 1. a beautiful hotel and 2. on its own island! We had to take a ferry each morning into Venice and then at night to get back to our hotel. If you want a luxury experience while visiting Venice this hotel is a must.

Obviously I can’t recommend any other hotels because I’ve only stayed at the one, but there were quite a few in Venice itself and they opened up onto canals which would be so pretty!

Main Attractions

Venice is a pretty small city (about 3 miles long), but there are still some sites you need to see:

  • St. Mark’s Square (let the pigeons land on your arms. It’s such a weird experience but something I’ll never forget)
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s palace
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Gondola ride (pricey but worth it in my opinion)
  • Rooftop view of Venice at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi department store (book in advance, we didn’t know you had to and ended up not doing this)
  • Gallerie dell’Accademia (I didn’t actually see this, but I’ve heard it’s a great art museum)

Island Hopping

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Like I said before, Venice is incredibly small so you definitely have enough time to do some island hopping! When we came in on our morning ferry from the hotel, a man who works for the city council of Venice was handing out free tickets to tour the glass-making factory on Murano. My parents wanted to see the blown glass so we were sold! We took a little shuttle over to Murano and toured the factory and showroom. Aside from that though, there’s not much else to see on this island, but the factory taxied us over to another island, Burano.

Burano is GORGEOUS! As you can see from the pictures above, the entire island is full of colorful little houses along canals. It felt like something out of a movie. And, the island is known for its lace-making. I bought a beautiful white, cotton, lace dress (check it out on Instagram) that I adore. They also make other items like table cloths, and the most adorable baby clothes!

In total, we spent about half a day on both islands and then went back to Venice for an afternoon drink and then dinner.

Where to Eat

In complete transparency, Venice didn’t have the greatest food. But, I still have a few recommendations. Something Venice is known for is cicchetti. Around 6pm Venetians like to start bar-hopping and ordering different cicchetti which are little appetizers. Usually they have their cicchetti with a small glass of white wine. If there’s one place I recommend it’s Do Spade, a bar that’s really close to the Rialto Bridge and has great cicchetti! We started at a different one and ended up here, apparently it’s popular with Venetian locals too. I definitely recommend coming early though if you want a seat!

Another recommendation, solely for the experience, is Caffe Florian. It’s extremely pricey for a breakfast spot, but it’s the most famous coffee spot in Venice. I will say, we ate outside and were charged an extra €6 per person for the music… Maybe we should’ve ate inside?

Otherwise, I would definitely recommend looking for less touristy spots to eat. Not only do I think the food will be better, but you’ll probably be paying a lot less. Oh, and I wanted to try Baci & Pasta for lunch, but we never made. I’ve heard great things and a meal should only cost around €7-10!

 

So, that’s all I have for my Venice travel guide. If you have any other recommendations, please let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Everything You Need to Know

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Everything You Need to Know

So it’s almost that time of year again—the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I somewhat covered this last year, but I’m hoping to be more comprehensive this year so that everyone can get more bang for their buck. With that being said, here’s everything you need to know before the sale starts.

What is it?

if you’ve never even heard of the anniversary sale before, you’re probably wondering why I’m even dedicating a blog post to sale that hasn’t started. Well, the anniversary sale is probably Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year and it’s unlike other sales out there. Instead of having items come out and then marking them down later, Nordstrom brings out all of their fall items at a discounted price. After the sale ends, the prices go back up to normal prices. So, it’s basically a sale to shop for fall pieces before summer even ends.

Who can shop it and when?

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is available to everyone, but at different dates. If you are a Nordstrom cardholder then you can start shopping the sale on July 12th at 12:30pm ET. Then, on July 19th the sale opens up to everyone else until it ends on August 4th. The next day, the prices go up.

If you’re not already a cardholder, don’t worry! You can still sign up for a card here. Honestly, if you’re interested in actually shopping the sale then a card is a must. I’ve tried to shop the sale in the past without one and practically everything was gone. But, that doesn’t mean you still can’t find pieces even without a Nordstrom card (so no pressure!).

My Tips

  • Have a plan: if there are certain pieces or brands that you know you love and want to stock up on for the fall, then start there. Items go fast so check out your favorites first.
  • Order online: personally, I love shopping in stores sooooo much more than online, but for this sale shopping online is 10x easier. You get to see the full range of products that your local store might not have and you can apply specific filters to help you find what you’re looking for fast.
  • Double points day: if you’re a cardholder then this is the time to use your double points! Enough said.
  • Maximize your savings: if there’s a specific piece you want that’s a little pricier, now is the time to buy it. Last year I fell in love with a pair of boots that were a little outside my price range, but during the sale were $100 cheaper. Definitely worth it and I wore them all fall and winter!
  • Don’t stress: a lot of people (re: bloggers) hype of this sale to the point that it’s completely stressful. If you want to shop it, use my tips. If you don’t, don’t! It’s really that easy and doesn’t need to cause unnecessary stress.

So there you have it: my guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. If you have anymore questions feel free to reach out! Oh, and let me know what you want me to cover once the sale starts in the comments below!

xo,

Carey