Cutest set that comes in tons of colors! I’m wearing a small and safety pined the top as it was a bit big on my chest.
My most popular two piece swimsuit of the summer! It’s SO flattering and comes in other prints and colors. I sized up to medium because my hips have gotten bigger since I’ve gained weight. It doesn’t stretch much. Size up!
It’s here y’all! This year I’ve narrowed it down to the items I absolutely love and think will be gone quickly. Feel free to browse and shop anything you like through liketoknow.it – I’ll be updating frequently throughout the sale. I appreciate you shopping my links and keeping this little blog of mine going! Here are some of my favorites:
Here are some of my favorite sweater picks! I already own the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan in Black (pictured above in grey) and it’s hands down one of the most amazing pieces I’ve ever felt. The most soft thing on the planet! I also own a few of the Leith Cardigans from years past (pictured in pink on the second row, middle) and they’re definitely staple pieces of mine. This year I’m really digging anything leopard or pink!
These are my favorite bottoms from the sale. I already have the Alo Moto Leggings and they’re great! I get a small in them. I swear by Articles of Society pants because they’re skinny jeans fit like a glove! Of course I’m loving the leopard joggers for only $30. I’ve also had my eye on the coated skinnies by BlankNYC since my old ones are worn smooth out.
The shoes to me had the best selection that I’ve ever seen. I already own the grey Lucky Booties and they’re super cute but fair warning: they’re not super comfy because the heel is a lot higher than it looks. If I did’t already have snakeskin booties I’d definitely snag these. I’m loving all the sneaker choices! The pairs of Nikes are such a steal and the leopard wedge sneakers are waterproof. The black Steve Madden over the knee boots have been number one on my list because I think they’ll actually stay up on my legs without falling!
I told y’all I would keep it to the items I seriously love! Now, obviously I didn’t purchase all of these items but once I get the ones that I did order I’ll do a try on and let you know what I’m keeping! Head to the liketoknow.it app to shop any items you like in my post. Thanks for all the support y’all! Happy Shopping!
Something big is coming this Friday! It’s my favorite sale of the year: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m letting you in on all the tips and tricks to get the most bang for your buck during this sale.
When Can I Shop?
Early Access begins for cardholders on July 12th in store and online at 12:30 pm EST. You can apply either for a credit or debit card. The best part of the whole thing is you don’t have to pay with it during the sale if you don’t want to but you do have to have one of the cards to access the sale early. I have been shopping this sale for 5 years now and at first I shopped regular access and many things were sold out by that time.
The Anniversary Sale access opens to everyone on July 19th-August 4th in store and online. During this time some items will be restocked but it’s just a luck of the draw on which ones are. I’ll be giving constant updates on restocks during this time on my blog and Instagram.
How Can I Shop?
I prefer shopping online since I don’t live near a Nordstrom location. I shop via my laptop on the website or the app. I encourage you to create a Nordstrom account for real before the sale begins that has all your info saved. It makes check-out quicker and easier. It also is much more likely that you’ll get the pieces you want before the sell out.
What types of items will be for sale?
Fall/winter clothing and shoes for men, women, and children; items for your home and beauty products. I’m going to show you some of my favorites from last year’s sale and I’ll have a new post this weekend with my favorites from the 2019 sale.
I get one of these Leith cardigans every single year. This was last year’s gorgeous blue version. Always get your true size or size down because they run large! I have an XS on here. I paired it with the BP Camisole in black. This item will also be back this year in this color and some fun prints! I’ll definitely grab another one for layering.
The BP tees both long sleeve and short sleeve are always a great deal and perfect for layering!
My vest is North Face and I get one yearly. They go with everything and last forever. My thermal sold out during the early access last year and I still can’t get enough. The wedge tennis shoes are Steve Madden and the most comfortable for a long day of standing on your feet or walking.
Another fun camisole they had last year. I loved the color and detail on this one from WAYF.
Paired a Leith cardigan from 2 years ago from the sale with last year’s favorite dress of mine. This cute gray t-shirt material dress was worn to school and everywhere in between. I wish I had also snagged the black one they had!
This sweater is probably one of my favorite things I bought last year. It sold out during Early Access and I am still obsessed with it.
They always have the best BP Plaid shirts every year during the sale. They fit true to size and go with everything! These sneakers were also part of the sale last year.
This cardigan was 2-3 years ago but I still wear it weekly during the fall and winter. It goes with everything! It sold out during the Early Access and feels like cashmere.
My sweater is BP and can be worn forward or backward. I’d love this in another color for fall!
My Patagonia better sweater vest had been on repeat for years. I actually didn’t get it from the sale so I paid a lot more for it. Definitely a staple piece of mine for fall and winter!
I’ve almost bought this Patagonia Nano jacket every year during the sale and finally did it last year. It’s one of my most worn items and perfect for being easily packed for travel. These usually go fast during the sale!
My BlankNYC suede moto jacket is other item I never could quite pull the trigger on but is usually included in the sale. Unfortunately, I didn’t get this during the sale and it was much more expensive.
Besides all these items I love the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan, Zella Running sock packs, Antica Farmcista Diffusers and Candles in Prosecco, La Mer Favorites Kit, and Barefoot Dreams throws!
I’ll be posting all my favorites for this year’s sale on Friday afternoon. Make sure you’re following me on http://www.liketoknow.it/whenpigsflyblog to easily shop all my picks! Leave me any questions in the comments and I’ll be glad to help!
I cannot believe June is almost over y’all! Where has this year gone?! Today, I’m sharing my best sellers for this month on the liketoknow.it app! You can shop each of these items easily with the link below each photo.
The two piece set is SO good for $24. I’m wearing a small and hit it with a steamer before I wore it. The top runs a little big if you are smaller chested but I safety pinned it to make it work.
The comfiest summer sundress. I got a medium for length but would’ve been fine with a small. The straps are adjustable and it is lined underneath. These wedges have also been extremely popular this month for only $24. True to size, I’m wearing my usual 6.5 in the gray.
I love the fit of this suit. I’m wearing a medium and it is so flattering! Not too cheeky or high cut. I was afraid the underwire in the top would be uncomfortable but I’ve worn it all day at the lake it wasn’t at all.
Sharing all my favorites from Amazon today! You can shop all these items via www.liketoknow.it/whenpigsflyblog This palm coverup is under $20 and I’ve worn it so many times since I got it last year.
This scalloped suit comes in a couple of colors! I’m wearing a medium but it’s plenty stretchy and I could’ve done the small as well.
My hat isn’t Amazon but it’s definitely worth $45 since I’ve worn it SO many times. Linking a similar one for $15. My cover up is a couple of years old but I found the same one for $13 except its white. https://rstyle.me/+U9SeebOBQD4xd8pA87aOqQ
Snakeskin is everything right now and I’m loving this for $20. I’m wearing a small.
This one piece is so cute as a body suit or swimsuit. I got the medium since I have a long torso but the straps are adjustable.
This was my top selling item of April. I’m in a medium and this two piece is only $15.
I’ve found the perfect summer dress! How fun is this halter number from eShatki? If you’re not familiar with what they do I’m breaking it down for you today! When you go to their website you can select from hundreds of dress designs. Once you’ve selected a design you give them your measurements so that they can fit the dress perfectly to you!
In addition to personalized sizing, you can also customize your design! Everything from the neckline, sleeves, to length can be completely customized to your preference. I had them make this particular dress a little shorter for me.
After your dress is ordered you will receive it within 14-17 business day which is an amazing turn around for a custom made dress!
eShatki is all about making real fashion for real people and in order to make it even easier for everyone to have a custom fitting dress they offer a 33% off discount for first time customers. All you have to do is sign up on their website!
I am in love with this dress and the fit! It’s completely tailored and fitted to my measurements. Did I mention it also has pockets? It will be perfect for summer nights. Want to purchase my dress for only $46 with the discount? Click here to shop.
Have questions about eShatki dresses? Leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to answer!
Today I’m giving you tons of ideas for gifts for the fitness junkie in your life! Screenshot the two photos above to shop on the liketoknow.it app and go directly to the products you’re interested in!
Resistance Band Set – workout from home with this set of resistance bands that can be used countless ways. Each color is a different strength. Easily attaches to doorways and doors in home!
NUUN Hydration Tabs – I discovered these portable electrolyte tabs that you drop into your water a few years back when I was consistently running and needed hydration for my long runs while training for half-marathons! They come in many different flavors but personally Cherry Limeade is my favorite.
Trigger point Therapy Foam Roller – I have a love/hate relationship with this thing. Foam rolling is fabulous for helping out sore muscles but it definitely isn’t the most pleasant thing to do. When I consistently foam roll I feel like am less sore and able to go harder in my workouts the next day.
Zella Socks – These socks have grips inside so they never slide while you’re working out! I need more of these because I’m always wearing them.
Invisibobble Hair Ties – The absolute best. I’ve posted about these on my blog 3 times now but they’re the only thing that keeps my hair up during a workout. A must have!
Nike Tank – I hate to have sleeves on while working out so these tanks are perfect!
Adidas Hooded Sweatshirt – Wear this to and from the gym or just for lounging! Love this color.
Scalloped Bra Top by Joylab Target – This is so cute and fun! Also comes in black and is part of a matching set.
Scalloped Legging by Joylab Target – Scallops. Do I need to say more? Obsessed with this matching set!
Adidas Gym Bag – Transport all your goods in this class duffle! Perfect size for everything you need!
Adidas Airmax – I got these shoes back in August and I’m obsessed. Fashionable and functional? Say no more!
Quilted Athletic Pullover – Loving this color but also comes in two others. Perfect for to and from yoga or running errands!
Yoga Mat – Perfect to get your flow on or for your floor exercises at the house. I’ve literally never seen a cuter mat ever!
S’Well Bottle – Loving this fashionable way to get all your water in whether at the gym, house, or work!
Outdoor Voices Set – I’m obsessed with this cute color block workout set. Perfect for yoga, spin, lifting weights, hiking etc. Be best dressed at the gym!
Maxboost iPhone X Armband – Perfect for running or a hands free workout!
Apple Airpods – How I ever lived without these I’ll never know. Goodbye annoying headphone cord that gets tangled and hello Airpods! These are on of my favorite purchases of 2018!
If you’re anything like me then wearing the same outfit twice to a different event is pure torture. I know it’s silly but I love having something different to wear each time. The only problem is I’m definitely not a millionaire but that’s where Rent the Runway comes in! If you’re not familiar with how it works then I’ll break it down for you in this post.
Shop on either the website or through the app. First fill out your size profile. Then choose the dates you’ll need your rental for. It’s best to choose an arrival date for 1-2 days before the event to make sure it works and you have everything you need to wear with your rental. They have casual and formal dresses and accessories to choose from. I find it helpful to read the reviews on each rental and look at the pictures of people who have a similar body type to me before making a decision.
Another great thing about Rent the Runway is that they have thousands of rentals and there is a price range for everyone. I’ve rented dresses for as low as $35 and some over $100 for a more formal event. When you receive your rental it will come in a hanging bag with two sizes so you can choose which fits you best!
After your event returning your rental couldn’t be easier! You put your rentals back in the garment back and place the shipping label in the outside pocket. Then drop at a FedEx store or drop box.
My husband is in a wedding next month and I’ve already reserved my dress for it and as able to get my rental half-price because Rent the Runway sent me a promotional code.
With the holiday party season coming this would be a great time to rent from Rent the Runway! I’ll be happy to provide links to any of the rentals on my post. Just leave me a comment and let me know which one you’re interested in!
I recently had the opportunity to partner with VF Outlets and shop a location near me in order to style three looks. I visited the Outlets of Little Rock location but there are 74 stores located throughout the country. Go to www.vfoutlet.com to see if there is a location near you!
When I arrived at the store I was met by their manager Stacy who was very friendly and helpful throughout my shopping experience. The store is arranged into sections by men’s clothing, children’s clothing, junior’s clothing, and misses clothing.
In the women’s section they have casual clothing, active wear, sleepwear, and accessories.
I loved this this fuzzy pullover that was only $24!
This cute tie-front sweater was only $17 and the skinny jeans were $19! Such great prices for quality items.
I also chose this pale pink workout top and fun lace-up leggings! Both pieces together were $25. Great for working out or running errands!
I thought this cropped fair isle sweater was so fun! I cannot wait until it is actually cool enough to wear this outfit. Special thanks to VF Outlet for allowing me to partner with them and style these looks. I cannot wait to shop with them again for great prices and quality pieces! Do not forget to take a look at VF Outlet on Facebook and like their page to receive updates on specials. Do you have a VF Outlet near you? Let me know if you decide to shop there and what you buy!
Being engaged is one of the most exciting and happiest times in your life but what no one tells you is how many decisions you will have to make between now and getting married. I remember I was so overwhelmed with what to choose to wear for our engagement photos since these would be around forever. You know when you look back on photos from your past and cringe about your hair, make-up, outfit? I did not want that to happen with these photos.
Our photos were taken at the end of January but we got blessed with unseasonable warm and beautiful day. When preparing for our photos my photographer advised me not to wear anything white. I was kind of unsure about that advice at first but now I am so glad I took her advice! Her reasoning is that you wear white all day on your wedding day so save something special for that day.
I did two outfit changes. I am such a dress girl that I decided to make both outfits involve one of those. Both of my outfits were from Show Me Your Mumu. The first was the bell sleeve dress with the print. I loved the colors of this dress and actually already owned it prior to getting engaged which I paired with Tory Burch riding boots.
The second outfit was also from Show Me Your Mumu. It was the black lace dress that I paired with my red cowboy boots. I loved the classic look of this dress and chose it in hopes that when I look at these pictures in a decade or two I will still be happy with my choice to wear it.
As far as jewelry I wore my rings, a watch, small dainty Kendra Scott necklace and earrings. The funniest part of the whole day is we get out to the farm my husband’s family has and I am missing one of my earrings. Thinking it has fallen us we are all searching frantically for it. We never find it so we did the whole engagement shoot with my only having one earring on but you can never tell in any of the pictures. Got home later and found it in the hallway on the floor!
I had my hair and makeup done professionally prior to the photos because it really is not something that I am great at. Definitely splurge for those things if you think it would help you look your best!
My husband also made two outfit changes. He wore dark jeans for the first with checkered button-up. He wore a plaid button up and khaki Wranglers for the second outfit. My advice for dressing your significant other is make sure they wear something that is within their usual style. We wanted a more casual look for our photos so he selected clothing according to that.
My only regrets from our engagement photos are that I had barbie pink nail polish on. I wish I had chosen a more neutral shade or a french manicure. I also wish I had worn a more neutral lipstick instead of pink but at the time that was my go to shade. Overall I am very pleased with how they turned out even almost 3 years later.
And of course do not hesitate to have your fur children in your photos. We only had Reese at the time and she ended up in a photo with us that we chose for our save-the-date that was sent out to our guests! Questions about what to wear for your engagement shoot? I would love to help! Looking for a photographer in the Texas/Arkansas/Oklahoma area? I have your girl! She’s amazing to work with and also did our wedding. She can be reached via her website: Kendal Dockery Photography