My Picks For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially begun! The sale opened today for  cardholders until the 20th, but will officially be open to the public on July 21! This sale is probably the biggest of the year! You can get so many designer pieces and more (brand new for fall) on sale! But BEWARE! It goes by super fast! Prices go back to their original mark up on August 8th, so make sure you take advantage as soon as you can! For more details, just go to the Nordstrom website.

Every summer, I keep a close eye on this sale because it is the one time of the year that I splurge and get all of my fall closet staples! It may still be 80 degrees out, but you better know that I am buying sweaters, jeans, and suede boots, if they are a deal! Below are my picks for this year’s sale!

From L to R:

Topshop Layered Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan

BP. Lace Trim Slipdress

Halogen Corbin Slide Loafer

ALLSAINTS Raye Leather Tote

Topshop Stripe Colorblock Cardigan

STS Blue Ashley High Waist Ankle Skinny

Leith Blouson Sleeve Sweater

BP. Faren Bootie

Topshop Jamie High Waist Skinny Jeans

Adidas Originals Trefoil Crewneck Sweatshirt 

Happy Shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

Summer Trends 2017

The summer is almost upon us, and it is time to look forward to what this year’s trends will be. The best thing about summer is that it is a time to be outdoors and show off. Whether you are on the beach, looking for an evening outfit or wondering what style of footwear to get, we are going to look at the upcoming trends of summer 2017 that you should definitely be following.

Bralettes

This summer is all about having the confidence to be you. Bralettes are this year’s latest trend that will takes clothes traditionally seen as an undergarment and worn proudly as an outer garment. This style can be worn on its own or revealed under a shirt or jacket. The most popular look for the bralette will be a multitude of straps that curve around the body. Some fashion labels even recommend wearing them over shirts.

Deconstructed Shirting

Speaking of shirts, it appears that a trend that began in New York will become one of this year’s most popular looks. The look can be achieved now by taking a large shirt and doing the buttons up in the wrong order to create a disheveled one-shoulder look. If you have more patience you can buy specially made deconstructed shirts from fashion’s biggest names this summer.

Seaside Stripes

Fashion guru Elle put seaside stripes as the number one fashion trend for this summer. The site claims that the patterns often found on beach umbrellas and lounge chairs will now be worn as a symbol that summer has truly begun.

The Retro Look

According to Who What Wear the 80s are coming back this year and in a big way. Outfits with big bold colors and strong shoulders are the way forward for evening attire. The fashion site states: “there’s much to play with, from silhouette-enhancing nipped waists fastened with giant belts to flirty hemlines balanced out by big shoulders.” Of course the 80s have never really gone away, and popular culture today still celebrates the look and feel of the decade. From the popular TV series Stranger Things to slot gaming site Slingo who give their players a blast from the past through Disco Spins, it looks like the 80s and its fashion trends aren’t going to fade away anytime soon. So by looking back to the past this summer, you will be ahead in the fashion stakes.

Kitten Heels

Vogue Magazine believes that these heels will be this year’s most sought after footwear. According to the Vogue columnist, they are very popular with the French street style set. The heel lends an elegant edge to a number of different shoe styles that will allow wearers to match them with many types of outfits.

So there you have it, our summer trends to look out for this summer. By following these trends you will standout as the fashion connoisseur we know that you are. Roll on summer 2017!

Fave Beauty Trends From NYFW S/S 2017

With New York Fashion Week here, beauty trends are on the rise with each designer that shows on the runway! Below are a few of my favorites thus far.

Carmen Marc Valvo

Marissa Webb

Desigual

Tommy Hilfiger

Nicole Miller

Carolina Herrera

Misha

Smokey eyes and lots of dewy highlight seems to be the main focus for this season’s S/S 2017 runway!

For more New York Fashion Week updates, stay tuned!

-XOXO Courtney

Power Couple Style

I’m always inspired by couples that share their love for fashion with each other. Seeing photos of them embracing each other’s style and trends compliments and inspires me to be more fashion forward.. and find a guy that appreciates clothing and the art of fashion like I do. After all, isn’t our goal in life to be the ultimate style power couple? Maybe for some.. But for now, a girl can dream of living the life of Olivia Palermo and her handsome beau on the streets of NYC always looking picture perfect.

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The outfits compliment each other without matching, and add different textures, patterns, and lengths, which forces each person to stand out, but look even better together.

For now, Pinterest will be my inspiration for power couples everywhere.

XOXO

-Courtney

The TOP 3!

While I was browsing through my blog photos, I realized that I have not done a trend post in a while! Just the other day, I was browsing my closet and noticed three main pieces that are must haves for summer! You might be thinking, What’s so great about these three specific trends? To answer that, you will just have to keep reading!

The trends I’m about to describe aren’t your usual maxi or leather moto jacket; these are pieces that are sometimes rare, but absolutely necessary to spice up your closet!

My first trend is the Shift dress! With a bold and bright, yet subtle pattern, this dress makes for a perfect look for any occasion. I happened to wear mine for graduation. The neckline is cut nicely to fit most busts, and the back scoops inward to form a slight racerback with exposed zipper. (There’s a seashell on the zipper too!) Mine was purchased at Urban Outfitters, but stores like Forever 21 will have similar dresses, but at more wallet friendly prices!

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My second trend is the Jumpsuit! These are the most comfy pieces of clothing, aside from the romper of course! They add a casual feel for day time, but can be transformed into a dressy night look with some cute chunky pumps and a clutch. The one I am wearing is from Forever 21. It is strapless with a tribal black and white pattern, draw strings at the hips to cinch the waist, and a black stripe that travels up the leg! Forever 21, as well as Marshall’s  has some very cute and inexpensive choices too!

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The third and final trend of mine is the hippie blouse! If anything, these are a must for every girl! They are so fun and flowy and make it easy to feel put together on those lazy days! In the photo, I am wearing an off the shoulder white blouse with long sleeves, and I paired it with high waisted shorts.  (Yes, I am wearing shorts!) I purchased mine at Marshall’s, but noticed this trend throughout Forever 21 and Anthropology! Definitely a must have!

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These trends are an absolute must in my opinion! Check them out, try them out, and feel fabulous this summer!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

Fashion Haul Video!

Hi everyone!

Here is a fashion haul video from yours truly! Trust me, it is much shorter than the last one and features some adorable pieces that I got on sale, along with some of my fave trends! Please enjoy and keep up to date with everything Navy and Lace!

Links!

Jacket: French Connection     Pants: Tinsel   Scarf: JCrew (In previous posts!)

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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