Monday Round Up: Nike + Hot Summer Days

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Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? I had a great weekend! Only the second weekend this summer where the weather as halfway decent. All of June was so rainy, on the weekends anyway, so it was so hard to enjoy the summer. This was weekend was different and full of some events!

Friday was a chill day. We actually didn't do anything on Friday and it was kind of glorious. I like to be busy on weekends, but some downtime is nice too. I worked the whole day but got to spend almost half the day working from home. This is the benefit of summer at my job.  It was nice to just kind of chill with the man and baby and take it easy. We are running through Game of Thrones again and these nights are perfect for it!

Saturday was a bit more eventful. Reese woke up really early. I think she is getting some more teeth and was really hungry. She started the day on a bad foot. She was pretty cranky all morning. We had plans to go on the boat in the afternoon with our friends and I was getting nervous. I tried to take her to the store thinking it would be a good distraction. I was wrong. She was mad there too. Normally, she loves to wave and make friends but she was not having it.  I got her home and put her down for a nap. Thankfully the nap seemed to help, but we got on the boat later than I intended. We spent the rest of the afternoon into the evening on the boat with our friends. D took Reese into the lake, she wasn't super sure about it at first but she adjusted and had so much fun! We swam and sunned. Overall just enjoyed a hot July delay lakeside.

Sunday was the Minneapolis Bloggers meet up. I will talk about this more another day because it was so fun. Just know if you are local definitely get involved by clicking here. They did a teach and photo shoot about street style. I did these photos before the teach so these are not reflective of what I learned ;) 

Today because it was mostly a casual weekend I wanted to show you my go-to weekend look. I know it's super hot outside but I basically love a sweatshirt all year round. I am really into some of the 90s trends of slapping brand names on sweatshirts and tees. This Nike sweatshirt I had my eye on for a long time until it went on sale. I love the trend, but what also caught me was the pale pink. Y'all know me I am not about a lot of color but this caught me because it was so unique. Nike is a lot about black and white, some gray. This pale pink is perfect for summertime. I wear it around the house or in the evening. It's just cozy. I also am basically living in these shorts. I bought these a couple of years ago from Gap and bought them a little big so they would be loose. The color and the casual nature of the distressing goes with almost everything in my closet right now. A little big also provides extra comfort. I topped the look off with these Birkenstock dupes from Madden Girl. I love everything Rose Gold and they are on extra sale right now for $37! They are just as comfy as a Birkenstock and the rose gold is more of a unique color, so you don't run into 100 people with the same pair.

Sweatshirt| Macy's (similar /similar)
Shorts| Gap (similar / similar)
Shoes| Macy's (On extra sale with code JULY for $37.39)

What do you think? Leave me a comment below I would love to hear your go-to look!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Happy friday! Hallelujah it's the weekend! This was a full week back after vacation and I was just not ready for it. I am looking forward to a fun weekend with some friends and hopefully our boat. What are your plans? I also intend on fully drooling over the Nordstrom sale.

For cardmembers you were able to shop the sale yesterday for the rest of us we can shop it on July 20th. I took a peak at the Nordstrom Anniversary catalog and picked my favorite pieces. I honestly love Nordstrom. They have such a wide variety of affordable to high-end pieces. There is a little bit for everyone from a preppy to a street style. What they have in stock online always gets me. I look forward to these sales as an opportunity to get what would typically be a splurge item. Most of the items I linked are more fall pieces, which is both exciting because I love fall and depressing because that means summer is half over. 

I have a few similar items like the  Spanx camo leggings. I have these in blue and I swear by Spanx leggings. They do everything you could ever want and super stylish. Other casual items I love the Adidas crop hoodie. This color is so fun and cropped is great for the high waist trend. I am also still loving a fun flat. The Vans sneaker is a classic versus something more unique like the Vince Sanders Slip On. Dresses are a major go-to in the summer and the floral print on this ASTR one is so gorgeous!

Which is your favorite? Leave me a comment below if you plan to shop the sale!
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Monday Round Up: Independence Day + Chicago Vacay

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Happy Monday! I am back after a long vacation for the holiday. So sorry I didn't get any posts up last week. I really meant to write a few posts but I was having so much fun I didn't get to sit down. Honestly, I was with family too and any chance I had to be with them I took it. Sometimes some things have to wait, ya know? Hope you all had a fun holiday and got to be with family and friends in the hot July sun!

Zara Wrap Top

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Happy Friday! I don't know about y'all but I am so ready for this Friday. I am actually going to a concert tonight but then headed out of town tomorrow for a week for the Fourth of July. Our family in Chicagoland area always have a big party complete with too much food and fireworks. Normally I only go for a couple of days but with my job, it makes the most sense to just take the whole week. I am really excited to get out of town and do some fun things. Especially after a busy week.

Lela + Pinkblush

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Going out to find new restaurants in the city can be challenging. I try to read reviews and see what the new 'hot spots' are but I find it to be hit or miss. Lately, I have been relying more on recommendations from trusted friends to find the best places. So when I got the opportunity to check out Lela's new menu I was really excited!