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Friday Five | Shopbop Sale’s Last Day

September 29, 2017

rs_1024x759-170209123046-1024.New-York-fashion-Week-Best-Looks.jl.020817Last week, Shopbop saved me from having nothing to wear to a western cocktail wedding in Wyoming this weekend. This week, they had one of their best sales of the year, but it ends today, so grab the goods while the gettin’s good. See five faves below.

Happy shopping and saving!


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Friday Five | Fiancée

August 11, 2017


I’m particularly excited for the wedding we have this weekend. The bride and I go way back to elementary school and several college besties are coming in town, so I can’t wait to see them. Especially with my news: I’m engaged! I couldn’t be happier and hope to share bits and pieces along the way with you here.

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  • The not-so-fun part of being blonde is all the maintenance; protect your locks for the last stretch of summer.
  • Restaurant staff tell all their wildest tales from waiting tables.
  • I found my birthday flower personality read to be spot on. Is yours?
  • If all the nutrition noise is making you drown, read this and be one-and-done.


PS: Don’t miss these sales. I’m still shopping for my new home, so wayfair and Joss & Main are first on my list.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale under $100!

July 24, 2017

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong and we’re bringing you the best deals under $100 today! I wish I could have 1 of each but ended up narrowing it down to #1–the suede heels (blogged here), #14 (blogged here), #17 (a no brainer for fall!), #23 (I bought in black because they didn’t have my size), #24 (the best travel compact hands down, and a great gift idea, and #32 (the most comfortable shoe!). In case you’re starting your Christmas shopping early this year, #16 is a great personalized gift idea and the make-up options (#24, #26 and #34) are super great gifts too! Nords-Under100-2

details | 1- suede sandal | 2- black cape sweater | 3- duster | 4- statement earring | 5- pink silk dress | 6- pleated skirt | 7- floral scarf | 8- cold shoulder sweater | 9- butterfly clutch | 10- navy ruffle sweater | 11- black pants | 12- long sleeve shift dress | 13- slip-on sneaker | 14- nude suede pump | 15- black leather clutch | 16- initial necklace | 17- side-lace sweatshirt | 18- zip-up sweater | 19- maroon cardigan | 20- striped top | 21- plaid bardot top | 22- loose blazer |23- high waist leggings| 24- makeup set | 25- Nest diffuser, sold out | 26- eyeshadow palette | 27- Diptyque candle, sold out | 28- drawstring hoodie | 29- Kiehl’s lotion | 30- Nike tennis shoe | 31- sunglasses | 32- slip on loafer | 33- bell sleeve top | 34- lipstick & lipliner | 35- red clutch

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#nsale lace & layers

July 17, 2017
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Light layers are exactly what I’m shopping for this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I love finding versatile pieces that work for now and later. Do you remember this similar lace pullover from this post last year?! Well this lace pullover is the new version of it. I love how beautifully the marriage of blue and black is for this top and striped button down underneath. The stripes bring out that floral detail far more than I expected they would. I’m wearing it now with a cami underneath and later with this reversible stipe top and this classic blazer.

Also, may I please direct your attention this this Rebecca Minkoff bag? During my dressing room diaries post I found this bag to go with almost everything I tried on. The colors and print make this a great statement bag for Fall.

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Outfit details | Alice and Olivia lace top | Rag and Bone denim | Rag and Bone striped top | Vince sneakers | Rebecca Minkoff bag | Tory Burch sunglasses

Photos by Traci Ling

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#nsale outfits you can wear NOW

July 15, 2017
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Hey, hey! We skipped town for Disneyland today (travel shenanigans with 3 under 5 on Insta Stories!) and I’m so bummed I didn’t pack this new top for our trip. After working around the clock for the launch of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale I found myself 24 hours prior to departure for a family trip to California. Zero packing complete. Which means packing 5 suitcases and everything that a baby needs away from his nest in a major hurry. Hence my personal packing focus was lacking and I basically threw in whatever was at the front of the closet late last night.

This top comes in black and white stripe and blue and white stripe and I bought both. It’s that good. It’s $50 and the material is surprisingly really nice. This #nsale top is a great wardrobe staple and the ruffle detail adds a touch of trend to the mix. Perfect to wear now and into Fall with a cardigan and booties.

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outfit details | stripe top | skinny denim | Vince sneaker | Celine bag, similar here | Givenchy sunglasses, similar for less here

photos by Traci Ling

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GIVEAWAY | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale $250 gift card!

July 12, 2017

Twas’ the day before the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and all through the web, not a creature was stirring because they’re all resting up for tomorrow! HA!

We are however, giving away a $250 gift card to a lucky L. Avenue + Nordstrom fan! Enter to win here!


The BIGGEST sale of the year is finally upon us! Merry Christmas y’all, NORDSTROM Anniversary Sale early access is almost here! If you’re unfamiliar, once a year Nordstrom discounts clothing that is brand new for the upcoming season. Contrary to typical sales where things that didn’t sell during the season get discounted at the end of the season, Nordstrom is selling us the must have’s for this coming fall NOW and at a MAJOR discount. You excited?! I know I am.

Truth be told, I’ve never been very good at shopping in advance of the season, aka buying sweaters in the heat of summer. Until I shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year. I scored so many great fall staples and saved a ton! Not to mention for most of us fall is the busiest time of year so who has time to shop then?! I’m knocking this out during the doldrums of summer.

Early access to the sale starts tomorrow, Thursday, July 13th. So if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, I highly recommend getting one. The best pieces typically sell out before the sale even opens to the general public. Restocks do happen though and I’ll be sure to let y’all know when a sold out item is back in stock. Be sure to check my Instagram/Instagram Stories for minute-to-minute sale coverage.

I’ll be covering the sale over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back for outfits and our sale picks often. I’m also going to experiment with a “Try-On Session” on Instagram Stories. Basically, I’ll be trying on a ton of pieces from the sale rapid fire and all you need to do to shop that particular item is swipe up on your phone! You’ll be directed right to that item on the Nordstrom site. Let me know what y’all think!

What are we searching for this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Fall wardrobe staples for you, your guy, your kids, back-to-school, Christmas gifts, hostess gifts, beauty product refresh? Selfishly, I know that women’s sells out the fastest so wanted to give y’all our top 30 picks first thing tomorrow morning before your size is long gone. Happy shopping!






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July 10, 2017

Amazon Prime day is here y’all! We’re making is super easy for you to shop everything you “need” in the matter of a few clicks today on L. Avenue.

Let’s start with a some deal shopping over your evening wine (if you’re reading this tonight) or morning coffee tomorrow, shall we?! This french press is on super sale and a great hostess gift idea if you already have your own. I don’t have one and can’t wait to try it out. There are lots of great kitchen sales from knives to pots and pans and this bread maker tops my list. Also loving these water bottles that come in every color for carrying water in the car this summer. I’ve been craving s’mores and these marshmallow roasting sticks are so cute!

With three kids I have no clue when I’ll have time to actually leave my house to Christmas shop this year. I’m taking advantage of Prime Day and keeping Santa busy with these gifts for my kiddos. Art supplies, this dollhouse, American Girl dolls, and this for baby Jack!

I’m loving these white slip on sneakers,  this easy to throw on maxi dress for under $20, these aviator sunglasses . This portable speaker is a steal, perfect for the beach, golf, tennis, you name it! These make-up brushes are an awesome Christmas gift idea. I think I’ll gift a set to myself because I’ve procrastinated replacing mine for long enough.

For those mama’s with babies, Baby Bjorn products are all on sale and NEVER go on sale. This bouncer has been my favorite to date. It is easy to transfer from room to room and my kids have really liked it.

Also for the kiddos, these summer pajamas are super cute! I just bought Jack this book which would make a great birthday party gift for little boys of all ages. Speaking of books, Mo Williams is a favorite author of ours, this book is a great gift! And this clock is awesome for toddlers moving to their big boy/girl room. SO MANY DEALS, SO LITTLE TIME!

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Friday Five | Sales, Sinks & Sparkling Water

June 23, 2017

010---DC3625The rain storms that hit Houston were impeccably timed if you ask me. After several whirlwind weekends in June and more to come in July, I’m so excited for every excuse to stay indoors with little to nothing to do. I hope you find some time to yourself to do the same, and if so, that these five reads entertain you.


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J. Crew 25% off online + new favorite print

June 16, 2017

J. Crew is taking over my closet this summer. J. Crew staples are a no brainer because they are reasonably priced, well made and cute. But lately, I find myself gravitating towards non-staple, trendier prints. The newest postcard print has me feeling all things wanderlust. It feels like a cross between Gucci and Dolce and I’m having a hard time deciding on which piece I like the best. I’ve added this ruffle top, this swimsuit and this skirt to my cart. And don’t miss New Balance’s newest color that will be sure to go with everything in your closet this summer. Whether you’re shopping for staples or going to go for a postcard print, do it NOW with 25% off site wide.