links + loves

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Grilled veggies are one of my favorite ways to incorporate a variety of veggies into my meal, with plenty left over to re-heat the next day. I chop a yellow onion, red pepper, green pepper, yellow pepper, and asparagus and toss them into a large ziplock bag. I add a few cloves of minced garlic, a heavy pour of extra virgin olive oil, and finish with a few twists from my salt and pepper mills. I let the veggies marinate for about 30 minutes, then grill them for 15-20 minutes on the grill. I use a grill plate (like this) and they always come out flavorful and delicious!

A few other links + loves:

Are you shopping during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Here are my picks! 

Lauren’s favorite Amazon finds!

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These are the LARGEST makeup remover wipes that I’ve ever used and it makes me wonder how I’ll ever use the small ones again!?

A cute leopard tank from Old Navy.

DIY Face Masks! 

Simple and delicate stud earrings.

I don’t share too much about my kids’ clothes BUT David (my 6.5-year-old) has these shoes and loves that he can easily tighten them with a twist of a knob!

Speaking of athletic shoes, these grey and pink Nike’s caught my eye!

My Current Haircut

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My hair usually ebbs and flows between a mid-length that is a few inches below my clavicle bone, to something shorter at the top of my shoulders. My hair right now (August 2020) is a mid-length (roughly at the bra line in the back), with long layers throughout. I also have a soft face-frame around both sides of my face, going slightly shorter on my right side for a soft swoop.

My hair color is highlights using foil and powder lightener. I do my own color but I do not recommend that. I alternate the size of the weave for the highlights, choosing thinner sections as I work toward the front of my hairline for a more natural-looking blonde. I tone the highlights with 10N + 10V + Crystal Clear // Processing Solution. I never put low lights in my hair, any darker pieces are simply my natural color.

If you are heading in for a hair appointment soon, I highly suggest taking photos of whatever hairstyle you are going for! It’s helpful to discuss what you like (or maybe don’t like) about each of the photos you bring so the stylist can have a full picture of your hair goals!

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

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It’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time and I’ve rounded up a handful of items that either have caught my eye, or that I already own and would highly recommend!

Click on any of the bold font below to shop! 

One. Adina’s Jewels Chain Drop Huggie Hoop Gold Earrings // I love the drop down from these earrings!

Two. Madewell Fringe Hoop Earrings // I have a few different tassle earrings from Madewell and wear them very often.

Three. Kendra Scott Ryder Hoop Gold Earrings // This is a really great classic hoop/stud.

Four. Nordstrom Crystal Huggie Hoop Gold Earrings // I like wearing smaller “huggies” in my second piercing for a layered look.

Five. Kate Spade New York Large Florence Leather Shoulder Bag // A classic bag, I love the pink color!

Six. Tory Burch Carson Leather Tote in Black // I’ve had a few Tory Burch bags and have to say their quality is fantastic. The leather is soft and they are timeless, classic bags!

Seven. Tory Burch Carson Leather Tote in Moose //

Eight. ALLSAINTS Rib Knit Ruana // A ruana like this would look great over an all black outfit (black tank and black leggings) or easily thrown on over jeans and a tee.

Nine. Dana Rebecca Designs Ava Bea Diamond Trio Necklace // A pretty delicate layering necklace.

Ten. Gorjana Taner Bar Small Gold Necklace // I love Gorjana jewelry and this bar necklace is a timeless piece of jewelry.

Eleven. Andina’s Jewels Pave Multi Wrap Ring // I love that it looks like a ring stack but it’s only one piece.

Twelve. Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoe // I have a pair of Nike’s like this and find them to be so comfortable. They slip on easily and never slide off the back of the ankle.

Thirteen. Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack // I use a backpack when I travel and love the look of this one.

Fourteen. Clare V. Midi Suede Crossbody Bag // I like the contrasting strap on this crossbody bag.

Fifteen. Chantelle Lingerie Soft Stretch High Waist Briefs // These are some of my favorite *very* thin underwear.

Sixteen. BB Dakota Revolution Drapery Boucle Trench Coat // My sister has demanded that I buy this since she got it last year and wears it a lot. I’m debating between the birch color or the black!

Seventeen. Argento Vivo Three-Row Layered Chain Necklace // A layered necklace in one single chain.

Eighteen. Andina’s Jewels Round Chain Link Necklace // “Paperclip” chains are popular right now, and this would be a perfect necklace to wear alone or layered.

Nineteen. Vince Camuto Fedrilla Open Toe Bootie // I love these booties!

Twenty. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit Running Shoe // I really love the look of these soft purple running shoes.

Twenty-One. Zella Amazing Cozy Wrap Jacket // A soft, athletic-looking jacket is what I wear more often than not in the cooler months, and this looks cozy and comfortable.

Twenty-Two. Tory Burch Carson Stripe Zip Continental Wallet // I love the contrasting stripe on the front of this wallet!

Twenty-Three. Via Spiga Packable Hooded Raincoat // This looks similar to a rain jacket I have from J.Crew. I like that this is black!

Twenty-Four. Kenneth Cole New York Shawl Collar Wool Blend Wrap Coat // A classic winter coat.

Twenty-Five. BB Dakota Sleeveless Tie-Waist Jumpsuit // Such a great jumpsuit!

Twenty-Six. Blanc Noir Hooded Moto Blazer with Faux Leather Sleeves // I love that this has a hood!

Twenty-Seven. Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase Duo // I use a Slip pillowcase on my pillow every night, it makes a huge difference in how my hair looks the next morning!

Twenty-Eight. Slip Pure Silk Caramel Pillowcase Duo

Twenty-Nine. Makeup Eraser 10-Day Cloth Set // These are really amazing! All you need is water and your makeup will just melt off!

Thirty. T3 Midnight Blue SinglePass Curl 1.25-Inch Professional Ceramic Curling Iron // I use a 1.25 inch curling iron by T3 very often. This is a great time to get a high quality iron!

Thirty-One. at Home Large Wood Serving Bowl // A pretty serving bowl, either for design use or function!

Thirty-Two. at Home Large Round Acacia Wood Serving Tray // I have a lot of smaller trays but I love how huge this one is!

Thirty-Three. Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair, Baby Set, Cushion & Tray Set // We’ve owned and used this chair for years. It’s a sleek design, convertible as your child grows, and very sturdy.

Thirty-Four. Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket // A classic baby blanket.

Thirty-Five. PMD Personal Microderm Pro Device // I’ve been using this weekly for a few months and love the exfoliation it gives my skin. It assists in fading dark spots and uneven texture!

Thirty-Six. ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Set // I love this line, especially if you have damaged hair.

Thirty-Seven. Slip for beauty sleep Mega Scrunchie Set // I use a Slip scrunchie every single night to keep my hair up and away from my face while I sleep.

Thirty-Eight. T3 SinglePass Curl 1.25-Inch Professional Ceramic Curling Iron

Thirty-Nine. T3 Cura Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer // This isn’t the quiestest dryer but it is efficient and my hair always looks smooth after I use it!

Forty. Treasure and Bond Large Mango Wood Cheese Board // Great for giving as a gift!

Forty-One. Nordstrom Set of 4 Cheese Knives // This is one thing I’m lacking in my charcuterie presentation!

Forty-Two. NeuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo // I’ve used this serum before and it really works wonders!

Forty-Three. Supergoop! Sunscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 Sunscreen Set // Supergoop! is my go-to brand for all things SPF, for myself and my kids.

Forty-Four. Bobbi Brown Full Size Vitamin Enriched Face Base Duo // I love this as a primer and deep moisturizer!

Forty-Five. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Spray Duo // This is one of the only reasons my makeup stays in place all day!

Forty-Six. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color Trio // “Au Natural” may be my favorite cream eyeshadow shade, this trio looks like a beautiful collection worn individually or mixed together.

Forty-Seven. UGG Whistler Throw Blanket // A pretty blanked.

Forty-Eight. Nordstrom Acacia Wood Paper Towel Holder // I love the design of this!

Forty-Nine. Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden // I am super tempted by this! Basil and Cilantro year round? I’m in!

Fifty. UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stella Stroller with Bassinet // We’ve used this stroller for years and are still using it with Emily. It’s fantastic quality, rides so smoothly, and I would highly, highly recommend it.

 

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