WEEKEND LINKS

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Just to give you a little glimpse into my frame of mind lately, I was CONVINCED, today was Friday and it wasn’t until I got about halfway through this post that I realized it is not in fact Friday. So here’s some weekend links to enjoy, a day early. I need more coffee.

I was up way too late the other night finishing up a post and somehow ended up on the J.Crew website, funny how that happens. Their sale is pretty awesome right now and I picked up this plaid minaudière I’ve been eyeing ALL summer, these shorts and this navy silk cami.

These French Connection shoes (seen here and here) that everyone seems to love are on super duper sale right now (they are actually really comfortable-honestly).

I wore an all white outfit this week and it was pretty popular with the internet (and I scored most of it at TJ Maxx!).

I loved Grace’s post about long distance friends. I’ve taken a similar approach to friendships. Plus a happy girl is a pretty girl and she just looks so gorgeous in those photos.

I never quite thought of Talbots as a great place to shop (at least for myself) but this white coat that I got is simply gorgeous and only $60!

I love this post from Hallie, not only because the outfit is super cute, but because it reminds me of why I left the city and moved back to Rhode Island. I love New York, but I remember the back sweat and smelly subway all too well!

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is still going strong. It’s really hard for me to even entertain thinking about fall, BUT the fact that plaid coats are a major thing is making me very happy. I’ve also been LOVING my Brahmin Camden cross body which is part of the sale.

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NEW YORK IN NEWPORT

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WALTER BAKER DRESS-OLD (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) // FRENCH CONNECTION INA METALLIC HEELS (ON SALE!) // BRAHMIN CAMDEN CROSS-BODY BAG (ON SALE) // YVES SAINT LAURENT SHINE LIPSTICK // BAUBLEBAR CRYSTAL MESOPOTAMIA EARRINGS // COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES // CAPWELL + CO RINGS

This is my New Yorker in Newport outfit. With an influx of Hollywood types in Newport (Woody Allen and Emma Stone to name a few) I felt inspired to bust out my best city girl style to mix things up a bit. And in the spirit of trying to share more of my beautiful hometown, Craig and I (and Nora) ventured over to one of my favorite spots on the island, The Redwood Library. The Redwood Library (founded in 1747) is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. My Great Aunt was a huge supporter of Redwood and I think of her every time I drive by, which is quite often. Though these photos don’t capture much of the building and the grounds, they give a sense of the history and beauty that surrounds Redwood. It’s truly a treasure and a must see if you’re in Newport. And back to my New Yorker in Newport outfit, I forgot about this boac mesh dress I got last summer so I was happy to take it for a spin. I know I’ve been wearing this Brahmin bag a lot (like every day) but when something’s good I tend to stick with it. It has tons of compartments, adds just the right amount of color to every outfit and it’s the perfect length to wear as a cross body or a shoulder bag. It’s available as part of the Nordstrom anniversary sale for under $150 which is basically insanity, but it’s only here until August 4th so make sure to check it out! AND, these metallic heels are finally on sale plus 30% off at French Connection, so there’s that! Btw, I should NOT be shopping, honestly I need to cut myself off, but the J.Crew sale is SOOOO good right, so not to tempt you or anything but you might wanna just take a peek.

P.S. If you are wondering why my hair looks greasy wet it’s because a) it’s dirty and b) it’s still wet from my daily swim – 2 weeks in and going strong! But I think I might need to use shampoo really soon.

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WHITE OUT

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PAIGE MARLEY IN OPTIC WHITE (ON SALE AT PIPERLIME) // BRAHMIN CAMDEN CROSS BODY (CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT THE #NSALE) // VINCE CAP SLEEVE SATIN TEE (ON SALE) // TALBOTS JACKET ON SALE (SIMILAR ON SALE FROM ASOS AND SIMILAR ON SALE + 30% OFF AT FRENCH CONNECTION) // STEVE MADDEN LEOPARD HEELS (ON SALE FROM ZAPPOS) // CAPWELL + CO NECKLACE AND RINGS // COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES 

I’ve been slowly adding white pieces to my wardrobe all summer and when I found this jacket at Talbots on clearance it was the icing on the cake. I’ve never been much of a white jeans girl, and I’m a little scared of white because with a black cat and a dog it’s just a bit risky, but I couldn’t resist putting this outfit together because it looks so simple and fresh. White coats can be tricky because they can have that “lab coat look” but I love the black trim on this one because it adds a Parisian vibe rather than high school chemistry. And with this Capwell + Co necklace and Brahmin bag for a touch of color, this might just be one of my favorite summer outfits.

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SILK MAXIDRESS

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J.CREW SILK MAXI DRESS AND CHAMBRAY BUTTON DOWN (BOTH ON SALE + 40% OFF W/ CODE SALEFUN)  // BRAHMIN CAMDEN CROSSBODY BAG (ON SALE DURING NORDSTROM’S ANNIVERSARY SALE!TALBOTS ANKLE STRAP SANDALS (SIMILAR SOLE SOCIETY SANDALS ON SALE) // CAPWELL + CO TASSEL NECKLACE  (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) AND KNUCKLE RING // BAUBLEBAR NAILING IT CUFF AND DOUBLE CAPE KNOT BRACELET // DAVID & YOUNG HAT C/O (SIMILAR FROM FREE PEOPLE) // COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES

This outfit could have turned out EXTREMELY X-rated (like red carpet how did she not know her dress was see through X-Rated). Luckily I opted to wear a bikini underneath the dress because I had an inkling that what appeared to be fine in the mirror in my somewhat dark bedroom would not translate well in mid-day sunlight. I still really love this maxi dress but I won’t be wearing it to anything other than dog walks or the beach anytime soon (except for that time I wore it to get margaritas this weekend-I’m now realizing why everyone was staring).  Whoops! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, it was a little weird weather-wise here in Newport but I still managed to get in my daily swim and the water is just getting warmer everyday, it is fabulous. In case you missed it, I shared some of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale here, and in other sale news Sole Society has some INSANE deals right now so definitely check it out!

P.S. See anything funny in that last picture? That would be Nora’s head poking out of the bushes after chasing a bunny rabbit for 30 minutes.

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

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In case you haven’t checked it out yet, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here, and it’s good! I know, it’s REALLY hard to think about fall, but some of the most AMAZING pieces for my second favorite season (sorry summer is always number one) are at insane prices until August 4th! I posted some of my favorites here earlier this week. But here a few more, because it’s hard to resist, like this Brahmin cross body for under $150, these dolce vita booties, and this plaid coat! Happy Saturday! xx

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BLACK LACE IN JAMESTOWN

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FOREVER 21 LACE MIDI SKIRT // BLACK TEE // TALBOTS SNAKESKIN SANDALS // COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES // VINTAGE BAG // CAPWELL + CO LONG CRYSTAL  NECKLACE // BAUBLEBAR CRYSTAL COLLAR STATEMENT NECKLACE AND NAILING IT CUFF // GIVENCHY LIPSTICK // ALTERNA BEACH SUMMMER OCEAN WAVES SPRAY

For a little dinner al fresco in Jamestown I decided to go with all black. I sort of had a hard time styling this skirt, which I didn’t anticipate, because I was feeling like it looked very “fall” with everything I paired it with. I typically wouldn’t gravitate towards all black for summer, though I did just that about a month ago (here) and loved it. I think the lace paired with statement necklaces, a denim shirt and strappy snakeskin sandals keeps the outfit feeling summery. I am excited to wear this in a few months when the temps get cooler (but we don’t need to talk about that right now, I’m still in full on summer mode). Is it just me or did this week fly by? Very much looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by. xx

P.S. DON’T FORGET TO SHOP THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE. IT’S THEIR BEST SALE OF THE YEAR AND LASTS THROUGH AUGUST 4TH. YOU CAN CHECK OUT SOME OF MY FAVORITES FROM THE SALE HERE.

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PRINT MIXING IN PLAID

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JOE’S JEANS JAPANESE DENIM // SOLE SOCIETY PLAID HEELS //  J.CREW PLAID SHIRT-OLD  (SIMILAR HERE) // J.CREW TEE-OLD (SIMILAR HERE) //  CAPWELL + CO TASSEL NECKLACE-SOLD OUT (SIMILAR HERE) // CAPWELL + CO RINGS // TALBOTS BELT // CARAVELLE WATCH // COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES // BRAHMIN ALL DAY TOTE // GIVENCHY LE ROUGE IN ROSE DRESSING

 So apparently word on the street is that plaid is “a thing” now and everyone is talking about “plaid for fall.” Just wanna state for the record that I’ve been on that bandwagon for a looong time. Plaid for me, is a lifestyle choice, so trendy or not, it’ll always be an essential part of my wardrobe. Summer, fall, winter and spring, I’ll be rocking that tartan until the end of time. Seriously how killer are these heels? Who’s with me?!

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PICKS + AN H&M GIVEAWAY

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 TORY BURCH CROSS BODY BAG // DIOR SMOKY EYE PALETTE // WILDFOX LA FEMME SUNGLASSES//  STEVE MADDEN POINTY TOE PUMP //  DIOR COLOR ICON LIPSTICK //  KATE SPADE ONE IN A MILLION INITIAL PENDANT //

There are just too many amazing deals to mention in one post for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It doesn’t start until July 18, but you can get early access and it’s SUPER easy. If you already have a Nordstrom Card you’re all set, but if you don’t, you can link your debit card to your account and get access to the sale before everyone else! I did it just to see what all the hype was about and I’m so glad I did. A few things I am really kinda freaking out over are this Trina Turk jumpsuit, these Paige Denim boyfriend jeans  and this Vince Two-Tone Coat. A few more of my favorites are below. I’m also hosting an awesome giveaway with a group of bloggers for a $300 H&M gift card so be sure to enter in the rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

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Who’s ready for another fabulous giveaway? This time we’re giving away a gift card to one of our favorite stores — H&M! One lucky reader will have the chance to shop till they drop with a $300 H&M gift card… and it just might be you.

You can enter daily over the next 2 weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!

Prizes: $300 H&M Gift Card

Co-hosts:  Lush to Blush  Dallas Single Mom ♥ The Fashion Stir Fry ♥ Pretty Thrifty  To Be Bright ♥ Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog ♥ Breakfast On Newbury ♥ The Rowe Sisters   StushiGal Style ♥ Mass Musings Something Good ♥ For Vanity’s Sake ♥ La Mariposa ♥ Prosecco & Plaid

Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 7/30 and is open worldwide.

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SALTY HAIR AND OCEAN AIR

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BILLABONG TANK // JOE’S JEANS // STEVE MADDEN HEELS ALL C/O ZAPPOS // FOREVER 21 LACE BRA // BUMBLE & BUMBLE BEACH SPRAY // CAPWELL + CO COLLAR NECKLACERINGS AND CUFF (AVL. FALL 2014)// COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES

I am ALWAYS on the hunt for a great pair of boyfriend jeans, and a truly perfect pair is never easy to find, so when Zappos offered me a gift card to shop their contemporary collection I knew it was the best place to look. I typically stick to my favorite brands Joe’s JeansPaige Denim and J Brand because they fit me well and last forever. It didn’t take me long to find this pair from Joe’s Jeans and the moment I pulled them out of the box I knew they were going to be good. They are perfectly broken in, insanely soft and super comfortable. I’ve mentioned that I have been a bit more stressed than usual lately and my therapy has been swimming in the ocean every day. This tank top was just too perfect for me since two of the things I love most are salty hair and ocean air (and apparently a lot of other people do too since it got a lot of commentary when I wore it out to dinner). You’ll be seeing a lot more of these jeans and with a forecast of rain, rain and more, rain I plan on living in them for the next few days. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great day! xx

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LACE TEE AND EYELET SHORTS

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VINEYARD VINES EYELET SHORTS C/O (LOVE THESE FROM NORDSTROM ON SALE) // FOREVER 21 CROCHET LACE TOP // SOLE SOCIETY KEA WEDGES  (ALSO SEEN HERE AND HERE)// COLE HAAN SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR) // BAUBLEBAR GOLD DELTOID CUFF // BAUBLEBAR X NORDSTROM CRYSTAL EARRINGS // CAPWELL + CO RINGS

I wore this outfit to watch the World Cup finals game which admittedly I didn’t care much about. I’m more of a football fan (American football) so I went with black and white to show my neutrality since I wasn’t rooting for Argentina or Germany, though I guess a little piece of me was hoping Argentina could’ve pulled it off. I’m sticking to my swim everyday routine (honestly it’s SO therapeutic) and also using it as an excuse not to wash my hair. I really don’t like washing my hair more than 2-3 times/ week, but short hair requires much more effort than long ironically enough, including washing it more frequently. And on the topic of washing hair, the ONLY shampoo/conditioner I use is Alterna. I have a crazy sensitive scalp and it’s one of the few products that doesn’t cause any irritation and makes my hair so shiny and soft without making it look flat (though this post is probably not the best example of that). If you have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (you can link your debit card to your account to get access) I highly suggest the Alterna travel kit which is a steal for two full size bottles plus the travel kit. They’re ocean beach spray is also awesome. Hope everyone has a great Monday. Stay tuned for another great giveaway coming to the blog this week too!

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