Did y’all have a great 4th of July?! We kept it low key and stayed inside all day long because we had major downpours all day! But with the holiday in the middle of the week, I swear it’s hard to know what day it is lately! I’m happy it’s Friday today and I’m excited to be getting some length chopped off my hair tomorrow! How short should I go??
I’m also thrilled to announce the #HWHFitnessChallenge Nordstrom Gift Card Winners! I’m so proud of every single one of you, over 1,000 people participated in the challenge and I chose 3 winners at random. Congratulations to :
Kris from Omaha, Nebraska
Samantha from Reading, Pennsylvania
Olivia from Highland, New Jersey
And thank you so very much for giving your feedback on the challenge. I’m going through all the responses now and almost ALL of you want another challenge. Y’all are on fire!
♥ JULY LOVES ♥
And now that July is upon us, it’s time for another Monthly Loves with my July monthly favorites! I love sourcing goodies and putting these collages together for you!
If you’re new to Loves, it’s where I share things I’m loving each month, with the aim to highlight fabulous things I swear by, some things I might want to try, great deals, and under $50 finds! All perfectly appropriate for the flavor of each month! This month features lots of fun, inexpensive beach favorites from Amazon!
For full transparency, I use affiliate links in these posts, so if you make a purchase from one of my links I’ll earn a small commission. But, if you use an app to check out (like Amazon or Nordstrom), it cancels out the commission and any analytics I can see regarding what things you liked. If you want to help support my blog, you can skip the app and click through to the retailer using my links, which doesn’t cost you anything more.
I’ve never mentioned anything like this before, but lately I’ve gotten so many sweet DMs from y’all along the lines of, “I want to make sure you get credit for my purchase” which is so very thoughtful of you. It touches my heart that you would even consider that! I’m so grateful to have such kind readers!
Okay, now onto the latest L O V E S . . .
JULY MONTHLY FAVORITES
I liked this Peplum Tank so much that I got it in two colors- and I’m anxiously awaiting for them to arrive! The cut is nice and relaxed for hot summer days and the peplum style accentuates your figure. I find this brand runs a little big, so I got XXS.
I keep seeing these darling round woven bags everywhere, but because they are trendy, I didn’t want to spend too much on one. I decided on this Woven Circle Bag after reading the positive reviews. I’m so happy with it! It’s darling in person and the quality is spot on!
You’ve seen these jean shorts before- they’re my favorite boyfriend style I wear all the time. I sized down one to a 24 in them.
I decided to try Amazon again for a statement Beaded Tassel Earrings. I love how a fun pair of earrings can really add to your outfit, but I didn’t want to spend $40 of I could get some I liked for way less. These should be here tomorrow, so I’ll be sure to review them on Stories for you. Most of them are only $10-13, but I got the yellow + white for $18. They’re 2.9 inches long and have lots of positive reviews, many people saying they are lightweight and look more expensive than they are.
FOR THE POOL
I’ve gotten lots of questions about beach bags lately. I hope that means you’ve been getting lots of salty air time. I found this awesome mesh tote that is the perfect size with 8 pockets for keeping your things organized. It’s really big (16.5″L x 15″H x 8.5″W) so it holds a ton, and the outside and inside pockets help from things getting lots in a black hole. Heaven knows when you’re at the pool or beach, you need to be able to find things fast. And it’s super lightweight, waterproof, dries quickly and sands shakes right off! It comes in tons of colors for under $20! #gettwo
I recently bought this Waterproof Phone Case to protect my phone while I’m at the pool, especially because I like to bring my phone into the pool to get pics and videos of the kids! This waterproof case fits my iPhone 7+ and lets me use it while it’s protected inside the case. How cute is Jordan in this lemon swimsuit?!
Of course, inside my beach/pool bag is always this Mousse Sunscreen. It’s SPF 50 and I can use it on my face without my skin breaking out and it’s the only one my kids don’t complain about me using on them too. Jordan actually thinks it’s a game and always wants me to put more on her!
In the summer, I like to have a tan, but I don’t want to harm my skin with a real one, so I either get a professional spray tan or use this Self Tanner. The tanner is a lotion and you need to use the mitt it comes with so you don’t tan your palms. #yikes It’s one of the best self-tanners I’ve tried for getting you nice and dark, I use the “very dark”. The lotion is dark colored, so you can see where you’ve put it on, but it develops over the next couple of hours.
This Cover Up had me at ruffles and pom poms, then I turned around and saw the stringy criss-cross back! Super cute for throwing on over your swimsuit. I got size small, and it fits TTS, for under $20!
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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
Before I get to Weekend Steals, I’m getting excited about the sale of all sales that starts next week- the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Of course y’all know this is the HUGE Fall sale where all the NEW Fall things are marked way down, then go up to full price when the sale ends. Things sell out super fast (no exaggerating), so you want to shop early.
Before you shop, head to my blog onWednesday, July 11 for a preview of the things to be on the lookout for, then bright and early on Thursday, July 12, I’ll have a dressing room post for you with all my initial top picks with fit review and styling tips. I’ll continue coverage of the sale until it ends, so if there’s something you’re interested in and want me to review, let me know! I’m happy to be your personal shopper and guide you through this fun event!
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Access to the sale starts July 12, next Thursday!
You need to be a Nordstrom card holder you can get Early Access to the sale! If you’re not a cardholder yet- sign up here and receive a bonus $40 Nordstrom Note if you make a purchase the day you’re approved!
After Early Access, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on Friday, July 20.
♥ WEEKEND STEALS ♥
Below are the weekend steals you don’t want to miss out on with my picks!
NORDSTROM • So many good deals right now!
LOFT • 50% off shorts and tees!
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH • Clearance up to 60% Off
ANTHROPOLOGIE • Extra 40% Off Sale Items
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • 20% off one item with code HWH20 and free shipping on all orders of $49!
EXPRESS • everything is on sale up to 50% Off
Hope you love these July monthly favorites! Have a great weekend friends!