Just (the Best) Sales: Nordstrom, Sephora & Mother’s Day Gifts

Oh man, yesterday was bittersweet!  We celebrated Ali-Shaun’s 40th birthday with a looong car parade and I really just wanted to jump out of the car and hug everyone! We haven’t seen each other in person in what feels like ages.

And seeing Ali-Shaun standing outside her house while all of us just drove past was hard.  40 calls for a big birthday celebration and we wanted to be able to be together for it.  I know lots of you can relate or have had other things like graduations or weddings that have had to be completely cancelled, so I commiserate with you.

I try to allow myself to “feel my feelings”, and then remember that this is but a moment in time.  Certainly one we will never forget!  And one that calls for a little more wine!

Cheers during quarantine


Every Wednesday, I scour the internet to bring you great deals on things you might love, want or need.  Here’s what I found this week!

Cozy TopCozy Joggers (both $14.99, code FLASH12) as seen in this postThrowMug


Never have I seen Nordstrom go on such an awesome sale binge week after week, but they’ve kept it up!

Body Con Dress ( Was $56, Now $29) • Striped Button Down (Was $158 ,Now $59) • Off Shoulder Sweatshirt (Was $54, Now $20) • Embroidered Top ( Was $39, Now $17) • Denim Shorts (Was $68, Now $45) • Linen Shorts • Camo Joggers (Was $78, Now $35) • AG Jeans (Was $225 ,now $101) • Free People Bralette ( Was $38, Now $28) • Steve Madden Sandals (Was $79, Now $55)

Rayban Sunnies are now 30% off and the popular Rag and Bone jeans are 33% off.

Dang!  I wish I got my wedges 60% off! They’re under $30 now and I paid $80!

Madewell’s whisper cotton v-neck tee is just $10.

A pretty sash cinches the waist of this finely striped shirtdress with allover clip dots. Love the Mad Men Style of this dress now $41

A giant YES to these lightweight PJs!

Sizes are limited in these boyfriend jeans, but I love the style!


This best selling crewneck tee is under $20.  And everything else is 40 – 70 % off!

The scalloped trim chino shorts are an extra 60% off.  So many colors to choose from!

Here’s what I just ordered from LOFT – all on sale up to 60% off!

button front henley

eyelet shell

lace trim top

cropped summer sweater

smocked swing dress

jean shorts

50% off everything at GAP. The floral detail is so delicate on the v-neck popover top.

Celebrate Earth Day with 20% off furniture and 25% off everything else at Pottery Barn, use code: EARTHDAY. Even my tall Fiddle Leaf Fig is on sale.  It makes me want to get a second one!

Express is having up to 60% off sale styles. I love the banded hem on this sassy cami.

70% off clearance items at American Eagle.

This comfy long sleeve crewneck tee with the raglan sleeves is under $9!  Long enough for leggings too.

DSW is having 40% off sandals with code SUNSOUT and 25% off athletic shoes with code FITSPO.  These sandals by Dolce Vita are too cute!


The super popular Sephora Sale is live now! VIB members save 15% now, and INSIDERS save 10% starting tomorrow.  In you’re not a member, sign up here.  A few things to take advantage of:

Sephora Sale - Olaplex

Olaplex Hair Perfector

Sephora Sale - Dry Bar Dry Shampoo

Detox Dry Shampoo

Sephora Sale - Moroccon Oil Hairspray

Moroccon Oil Hairspray


Sephora Sale - MILK Mascara

MILK Mascara

Sephora Sale - Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

Charlotte Tilbury Concealer

Sephora Sale - Charlotte Tilbury Contour Highlight

Charlotte Tilbury Contour & Highlight


LIV IT UP Lipstick

Unseen Suncreen • Invisible in both feel and look and acts as a primer for your makeup.


*click on the photo to shop*


With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I picked out a few things she’s sure to appreciate!  I swear, I’ve been eyeing that Tory Burch tote for years!

LIV IT UP LipstickColleen Rothschild Gift CardHand CreamQuay SunniesBarefoot Dreams CardiganTory Burch Watch BandBraceletsChocolates • Miller SandalsTory Burch Tote

LIV IT UP Lipstick • This is the lipstick I’ve been wearing most since I originally bought it.  It’s a gorgeous, soft shade of pink and the formula is creamy and lasts.  I’ve gotten lots of requests for this makeup tutorial, so I’ll do that on Stories soon!

LIV IT UP lipstick

Coin NecklaceChoker (on sale)Fringe EarringsDress (on sale)

Colleen Rothschild Gift Card • I’ve given many special women in my life skincare products from Colleen Rothschild (the Discovery Kit is always a hit), but if you want to let her choose, did you know Colleen offers gift cards?!

Hand Cream • This hand cream is luxurious and deeply nourishing and I love the tube it comes in.  Only $12!

Quay Sunnies • These shades are functional and chic! They come in black and tortoise.

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan • Of course you cannot go wrong with this cozy cardigan, but I’m particularly loving this new shade of pale blue.

Tory Burch Watch Band • This band is so cool in the blue/green/ivory stripe!

Bracelets • How cute are these “mom” and “♥” bracelets?! They come in a set of 2 for $25!

Chocolates • I was given these chocolates as a gift last Christmas and they are so special!  They come perfectly packaged are are seriously mini works of art! But, they taste amazing too!

Miller Sandals • If you really want to spoil mom (or be spoiled) these sandals are a splurge, but worth it!

Tory Burch Tote • THIS is the tote I’ve been wanting forever!  It never goes out of style and will hold a laptop, book, and another other necessities.  It’s a nylon/patent material with magnetic closure and shoulder strap.

Have a fantastic day friends!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Thank you for all the Sephora suggestions!!!! I just may have to grab some stuff for my daughter & I 😉

    1. I was on the Sephora site last night and there’s so many new things I’m excited to try! I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  2. I just have to tell you, I tried your Mani process this week and so far so good…my nails still look so fresh 3 days later and that NEVER happens when I do them myself. I’m hopeful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. Thank you for putting together this email each week!! I save it until Saturday mornings when it is quiet in the early morning hours at our home. I devour it like it is my one source of information for shopping!! Thank you!!

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