The right bra for a white t-shirt


top, denim

No one loves a white t-shirt as much as I do. To me, you can’t beat the ultimate classic look of a white t-shirt and jeans. It gives you complete freedom for accessories and shoes and bangs and hair. You can dress it up or keep it super casual.

But it’s important to find the right bra for it. A lot of times white t-shirts can be really see-through, which can create a really frustrating problem. Either you have to wear a nude camisole under it which, in my case, feels like I’m wearing an internal heater, or you have to wear something over it. Everyone has their own comfort about how much their bra shows, and for me-I try to keep it as camouflaged as possible.

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My favorite bra lately has been the Gap Body t-shirt bra. It’s silky smooth so clothing won’t get “stuck” on it and it fits like a dream. You may remember a post about ThirdLove from awhile back and I still love the bra but I’m now in need of a new size.

I’m really curious about this bra, and it seems to have gotten a lot of buzz. I don’t need a lot of support, but it is a top requirement that my bra be comfortable. I don’t want to think about it and I certainly don’t want to feel it or see it. And when the temperatures start sitting in the 100’s here in Raleigh, I want my bra to be cool and comfortable as well.

Clearly I choose comfort over “style” for my bra preferences. While I love the look of a lace bra, or even a lace barrette, I am so much happier in something functional for every day.

Check out my favorite basic tees here!

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Summer in a Swipe Makeup Tutorial


I must admit that I saw this palette on Instagram and that is what compelled me to go out and buy it! I really love the two Benefit bronzers I have, but I thought this would be great for travel and wanted to give it a try. I was truly torn between the Instant Nude Glow and Instant Warm Glow but ultimately I went with the Instant Nude Glow because I liked the blush shade better! I usually choose the lightest bronzer possible, but now that I found a self tanner that I really love, I feel like I can kick up the bronzer just a touch and it won’t look like too much of a stretch.

Watch the video below to see what I used for this warm, summery glow!

earrings, hair tutorial

Shop the products I used by clicking on the images below! The lipstick shade is called Tatin!

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An easy daytime and flirty evening look


Shorts season is upon us and I’ve intentionally added a few new pairs to my closet so I don’t get bored of denim shorts over and over. Don’t get me wrong, I love a simple denim short, but when it’s too hot for pants and your only options are shorts or dresses, it’s fun to have some different shorts.

I was browsing Nordstrom a few weeks ago, specifically looking for shorts and tried on a few pairs to gauge what size is right depending on the brand. I found a pair from Joie that I really liked, but haven’t bit the bullet on them yet!

I loved the scallop detail on these shorts by Madewell that I found online at Nordstrom. They don’t have much stretch, which I kind of like about them. A lot of the shorts I have do have stretch, but these will keep their shape nicely. Unfortunately they are currently sold out, but I’ll update this post whenever they come back in stock!

It took a little bit of thinking on how to style them, but ultimately I couldn’t go wrong with a simple white tee and long tassel necklace.

For date night, I recently added this beautiful off-the-shoulder top to my wardrobe. It’s light and easy to wear, and the subtle lace detailing at the bottom made it a bit more interesting. I love that this is so different from a lot of what I have in my closet for date night, but is still really easy to wear!

I was trying on this outfit before a Friday night date that Justin and I had planned, to make sure I liked the dark denim with the navy top (which I did) and I immediately realized that I’m seriously lacking in small clutches or bags! A lot of my bags are cross body, which is really easy to wear during the day, but I need to find a few simple, smaller bags for some date night options!

Nordstrom, as you know, is one of my favorite places to shop. I love shopping online, as you can search by “new arrivals” or for something really specific, like “scallop shorts”.

This post was created in partnership with Nordstrom.

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