Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top 10

Good morning everyone! I originally wasn’t going to do a post on this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (N Sale) but after a poll on Instagram, you guys still wanted one! I am going to keep it brief though, because I feel like it can get a bit much with how bloggers emphasize this sale. Don’t get me wrong, it is a fantastic sale but even I find it overwhelming at times… and I am self admittedly obsessed with fashion! So I have narrowed it down to the Top 10 Items on my wish list.

This is also the easiest way to shop the sale. You can create your wish list in your online account and then add to cart when the sale becomes available to shop. I usually do shop in store at some point during the N Sale, but I have heard a lot of stores are struggling with stocking inventory. So this year I will be shopping from the comfort of my own home! Also remember, if something that you love is sold out, keep checking back as Nordstrom does restock some items.

  1. Super High Waist Ripped Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans
  2. Rib Cutout Cotton Stretch Midi Dress
  3. Turtleneck Sweater Dress
  4. Quilted Shirt Jacket
  5. Faux Leather Moto Jacket
  6. Cedar Chain Bootie
  7. Gotham Nomad Leather Crossbody Bag
  8. Floral Long Sleeve Chiffon Dress
  9. Cozy Button Front Cardigan
  10. Pointed Toe Bootie

This sale is usually when I grab a few staples for Fall. A great pair of jeans, a couple cute booties, cozy cardigans and fun coats. I actually found way more that I loved this year then I was expecting and it was hard to narrow the list down to 10, but I managed ūüėČ

Happy shopping + thank you for reading!

Shannon xx


What to Wear this Valentines Day

Valentines Day may be a cheesy Hallmark holiday, but it sure is fun to dress the part ūüėČ ¬†I personally love to celebrate anything and Valentines is no exception. ¬†There are so many heart print items of clothing to choose from, all different price points. ¬†I have tried to gather a few of the more reasonably priced articles to shop from if you are looking for something fun and festive to wear this February 14th (or the week leading up to it like myself!) Whether you are heading out for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart, a “Galentines” get together with the ladies, or curling up on the couch with a Moscow mule watching something cheesy, I have covered your bases for you in the wardrobe department… LOL!


One. Heart Sunglasses // Two. Heart Print Blouse // Three. Two Tone Heart Sweater // Four. Multiple Mini Heart Print Sweater // Five. Red Floral Jumpsuit // Six. Patterned Flounce Dress // Seven. Lace Midi Dress // Eight. High Neck Heart Print Sweater //  Nine. Heart Print Skinny Scarf // Ten. Stripes + Hearts Shirtdress // Eleven. Letter + Heart Print Sweater // Twelve. Heart Print Skirt // Thirteen. Heart Earrings


I hope you have a wonderful time this Valentines Day however you choose to celebrate it ūüôā

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Upcoming 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NSALE) so amazing?

Unlike most sales which mark down older merchandise, it is NEW Fall items that are discounted during this sale and then the items return to regular price at the end of the sale in August.  The deals are incredible and the brands that are featured are some of my favourites, not just the less popular ones.  I usually treat myself to one item I have been obsessing about and then stock up on my Fall & Winter essentials: cute jeans, ankle boots, long cardigans, fun sweaters and dresses.

These were my picks from the Anniversary Sale last year and this was honestly one of the most fun posts for me to write:



Popular items sell out ridiculously fast! I missed out on a lot last year so I quickly got myself a Nordstrom credit card to make sure I had early access this year!  The application process was simple, the card has no annual fee and tons of other benefits. There is still time to apply and get early access to the sale!

Important Dates to remember for this sale:

July 11, Level 4 card members get to pre-shop the sale in stores only.

July 17-19, all cardholders get to shop Early Access in Nordstrom Canada stores.

July 20-August 5, our biggest sale of the year opens to the public.

July 12-19, all card members get to shop Early Access in stores and online.

July 20-August 5, biggest sale of the year opens to the public.

Prices go back up August 6.


Here is a preview of some of the items I am loving from this years sale:


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

I will of course be back to post and link my picks once the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale actually begins, but in the meantime, you can browse the catalogue HERE!  It is going to be SO GOOD!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx





Instagram Outfits

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend ūüôā I am really behind with my Instagram outfits! ¬†I have had so many messages about my over the knee boots and a few other items, so hopefully these links are helpful for some of you. ¬†Most of these items are from the Fall, so the good news is, due to my tardiness, a lot of them are on sale/ clearance now!

Happy Shopping!


Pink Knitted Open Coat // Jeans // Taupe OTK Boots


My Heart Shirtdress is old, similar HERE // Faux Leather leggings // Heeled Loafers


Striped Shirt // Sweater (this one is old from H&M, but I noticed Joe Fresh has a really cute open black sweater for a similar look HERE // Shiny Leggings // Studded Boots


Turtleneck Sweater // Black Jeans // Leopard Runners


Cable Knit Sweater // Plaid Scarf // Jeans (sold out) similar HERE // Peep Toe Boots // Tortoiseshell Glasses


Felted Wool Hat // Cable Knit Sweater // Taupe OTK Boots // Jeans


Cream Dress // Suede Ankle Boots // Tights (favourite!) Brewquet!


Velvet Dress (fits snug, size up!) // Nude Heels


Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx




Instagram Outfits

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far!

I am doing a big Instagram outfit roundup today as it has been a while since my last one ūüôā ¬†I have provided the links to some of the more popular “start of Fall” outfits that I have worn. ¬†Happy shopping!


Cute Overalls

Similar Lace Top  //  Denim Overalls

Fun Fall outfit

Striped Cardigan  //  White T-shirt //  Black Jeans  //  Braided Belt  //  Suede Boots

Black & Red Floral Dress

My Black & Red Floral Dress is sold out online (I did see it in the store still though!)  I have linked the midi version HERE & the pleated skirt HERE //  OTK Boots  //  Black Tights  (my favourite these are a staple!)

Cute Hunter boot outfit

Cardigan  //  Striped Shirt  //  Light Jeans  //  Hunter Boots

Black & White polka dot dress

Polka Dot Dress ¬†(mine was from Zara a couple of months ago. ¬†I find their clothes sell out SO fast! My exact is no longer available, I’ve linked a couple other cute ones HERE¬†// HERE & HERE ¬†// ¬†Suede Ankle Boots (I wear these ALL the time!) ¬†// ¬†Black Tights

Midi cardigan, denim shirt, mules

Long Cardigan black version HERE //  Denim Shirt  //  Black Leggings  //  Mule Loafers

Baker Boy hat & studded ankle boots

Luitenant Hat  //  Shiny Leggings  //  Studded Booties

Fall floral dress with peep toed booties

Floral Print Dress  (it is actually dark green but looks navy/ black in this picture) //  Peep-Toed Booties (20% off right now)

striped shirt & dressy joggers

Striped Shirt (I own this is almost every colour you will LOVE it!) //  Black Jogger Pants  //  Black Pumps //  Purse

Cozy beige poncho

My Cream Poncho is from last year, but I have linked a cute, similar one HERE  //  Striped Turtleneck  //  Jeans  //  Boots

Black & White checked coat

Black & White Checkered Coat  //  Cream Sweater  //  Jeans  //  OTK Boots

Loafer Heels

Loafer Heel Pumps  //  Leather Leggings


Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx


Instagram Outfits

Happy Monday everyone! ¬†Starting this week out with a dose of affordable fashion ūüôā ¬†I have done another roundup of some of my Instagram outfits that I have received the most inquiries about. ¬†A few of the items are old or sold out, so in those cases I have linked some very similar articles. ¬†Happy shopping… I love sharing a good deal when I find one!

Cute Rainbow dress

Rainbow Dress  //  Ankle Strap Heels  //  Studded Clutch is old, similar HERE

Green Crochet Lace dress

Crochet-Lace Shift Dress  //  Ankle boots  //  Crossbody Bag

Purple Lace dress

Me: Layered Lace Dress  //  Block Heels  // Light Pink Clutch is sold out, similar HERE

Tiered Pinstripe Dress

Tiered Pinstripe Dress  //  Ankle Strap Heels

Shirt Dress, Long Cardigan & ankle boots

Heart Shirt dress is old out, plain black HERE  //  Long Cardigan  //  Ankle Boots  //  Purse

Grey Floral Ruffle sleeved dress

Ruffle-Sleeve Dress  //  Skinny Leopard Belt  //  Nude Patent Heels  //  Leopard Clutch is old, similar HERE

Green Lace Top, Ripped jeans

Distressed Jeans  //  Lace Blouse  //  Ankle Strap Heels

Black & white skirt, Lace top

Lace Trim Top  //  Black & White Skirt is old, similar HERE  //  Suede Ankle Boots  //  Purse

Casual Outfit - leopard scarf, Pink sweater, Black ripped jeans

Black Skinny Jeans  //  Pink Sweater is sold out, V-neck version HERE  //  Black Sneakers  //  Leopard Scarf is old, similar HERE


Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx



My step daughter is hilarious.  She is constantly asking me if we can make things that she has heard about from friends or seen demonstrated in a You Tube Video.  One week she will be begging me to make homemade slime, the next it will be flip-flops out of hot glue or sponge bombs?!

I feel like I am constantly saying no because the list of ingredients needed is so ridiculous.  She came home from Art Camp this summer and had made a tie-dye pillowcase.  She loved it!  I decided this was one experiment I could get behind so off to Michaels we went to purchase a kit.


I am notoriously bad for not following instructions… if it is too complicated sometimes I just cannot be bothered. ¬†(Do not ever ask me to assemble IKEA furniture! My brain would explode… lol!) ¬†This project was thankfully super simple and she could basically do it by herself without me having to do it all for her ūüôā

  1. Wash the T-shirt before you begin (we decided to apply while the shirt was still wet)
  2. Add water to the marked line on the bottle and shake well
  3. Choose which pattern you wish to do from the instruction sheet provided (or the internet), place rubber bands where indicated for your pattern & apply the dye being careful not to oversaturate or the colours will run together
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap for at least 6 hours
  5. Rinse well & wash separately in the washing machine
  6. Start rocking your sweet 70’s style T-shirt!!!

Our tie-dye colour palette!
Our tie-dye colour palette!

The pattern she chose suggested wrapping around an object
The pattern she chose suggested wrapping around a round(ish) object

Wrapped in plastic, letting the colours soak in
Wrapped in plastic, letting the colours soak in

The finished product!
The finished product!


Of course she wanted me to make one as well. ¬†I think they turned out great and she loves it! ¬†She actually gets a ton of compliments when she wears her tie-dyed shirts (she has a few different ones now!) ¬†This was a relatively inexpensive and easy craft to do if you are looking for something fun to do with your kids ūüôā ¬†I see a collection of tie-dyed bags, shirts and whatever she can get her hands on in my future…. lol! ¬†I also have a sneaking suspicion what we will be giving out as Christmas gifts this year ūüėČ

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx



Fall 2017 Fashion Trends For Him

When the weather starts¬†to cool, the nights get darker a bit earlier and my children start to crunch the leaves on the ground, it all means one thing… Fall is inevitable! ¬†I am a summer lover and am always sad to see it end, but one of the things I do love about Fall is the clothing (and Pumpkin Spice everything!!!) ¬†I sometimes feel like the men get a bit ripped off when it comes to fashion, as us women have so much variety in our wardrobes. ¬†This Fall may be the exception though… the clothing for men is looking pretty fun! ¬†Below I have summarized a few of the trends I believe you are going to be noticing in men’s fashion this Fall. ¬†Now it is up to you guys to see how adventurous you are feeling ūüôā

Quilted Coats:

This isn’t a new trend but will still be going strong for this Fall. ¬†I think we will notice more colourful options as opposed to the standard black and grey. ¬†Such a warm and stylish option for outerwear!

Quilted.jpgOne: Black Diamond Quilted Jacket *   Two: Burgundy Quilted Jacket *  Three: Midnight Blue Quilted Jacket

Fur Collared Jackets:

I love the look of faux fur or shearling on the coat collar!  Adds some interest and texture to the jackets.

FurOne: Flight Jacket with Faux Fur Collar  * Two: Olive Faux Shearling Jacket  * Three: Faux Shearling Camel Jacket

Graphic Sweaters:

Graphic shirts have been everywhere this year.  The graphic T-shirts from Spring & Summer will continue and be transitioning into fun knitwear for the cooler months.

graphicsweaterOne: Parachute Sweater *  Two: Alien Sweater *  Three: Motel Sweater

Turtleneck Sweaters:

Again turtlencks are not a new Fall trend, but this year the collars are a bit thicker and more exaggerated than some past years.  A cold weather classic.

TurtleneckSweaterOne: Wool-Blend Turtleneck * Two: Cotton-Blend Turtleneck * Three: Chunky Knit Turtleneck

90’s inspired:

Retro has been huge the last couple of seasons. ¬†This year is no exception and 90’s style sweatshirts are popping up everywhere!

90sInspiredOne: Vintage Fila * Two: Tommy Hilfiger Crew Neck * Three: Adidas Original


Not just the usual shirts and pants, but entire tailored, corduroy suits will be making an appearance this season.

cordsOne: Pigment Dyed Shirt *  Two: Modern Fit Pants * Three: Corduroy Blazer

Foliage Colours: 

Clothing this Fall will be coloured the same as the leaves falling from the trees.  Lots of camel, moss & olive-green and bright orange will be huge this year.

FoliageOne: Thermal Crew-Neck *  Two: Olive Chino * Three: Camel V-Neck Sweater

Silk Shirts:

A continuation of the vibrant prints from this summer will be continuing into Fall. (Think Bruno Mars 24K Magic!)  You can add a pop of interest with the collar sticking out from underneath a sweater or worn with a basic suit.

silkshirtOne: Tropical Foliage * Two: Scalloped Seashells * Three: Polka Dot

What do you think of these Fall 2017 trends for men?  I think that they are pretty interesting! Some classic and others a bit more out there.  Looking forward to seeing if my predictions come true!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Instagram Outfits

Happy Friday everyone! I have received a ton of messages about some Instagram outfits again, so I have done another quick roundup to make it easy if you need any of these articles in your life too… lol! An added bonus is that lots of the articles are now on sale with all the end of Summer sales ūüôā ¬†I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!


Tank * Print Midi Skirt * My Purse is old, similar style HERE & HERE


You need these shoes in your life! PINK Embellished Satin Slip on Sneakers also available in BLACK


I bought my Blue & White Striped blouse at a boutique in Arizona, but have linked other cute ones HERE, HERE & HERE* White Jeans * Straw Bag * Floral Heels


Palm Leaf Dress * Gold Sandals


Fedora * Sunglasses are sold out, similar HERE & HERE * Waikiki Swell Bottle * Straw Bag * Bathing Suit * Book


Pyjamas similar HERE & HERE


Ruffled Dress * Wedges * My Purse is old, similar style HERE & HERE


Henley Tank * Printed Midi Skirt * Black Slides * Purse

Happy Shopping!

Shannon xx



Instagram Outfits

I’ve had quite a few messages asking about various outfits I have been wearing in my Instagram photos. ¬†I though it would be fun to do a quick roundup and provide some direct links to my clothing and accessories. ¬†If there is one thing I love more than finding a good deal, it is sharing it! ¬†Happy shopping friends ūüôā



Sleeveless Blouse (on super clearance now!) //  Black Jeans //  My exact glasses are no longer available in Turquoise but HERE in red & HERE in fuchsia & similar turquoise ones HERE

Striped midi dress, panama hat, wedges

Striped Midi Dress  //  Espadrille Wedges (now on sale!) similar HERE & HERE //  Panama Hat (on clearance!) also available in black //  My purse is no longer available, but I have found fun, similar ones HERE & HERE

denim overall dress, eyelet top

Eyelet Top  //  My exact Overall Dress is sold out, similar HERE, HERE & HERE //  Strappy Sandals are old, similar HERE  //  Sunglasses

Striped tunic, soft leggings

Striped Shirt¬† // ¬†Leggings ¬†// ¬†Running Shoes ¬†// Watch (men’s stolen from my husband!)

Soft pink midi dress

Pink Midi Dress  //  Heels  //  Watch

pink off the shoulder dress, bow slides

My exact dress is sold out, similar HERE & a black version HERE  //  Pink Bow Slides  //  Beaded Earrings

Blue & white striped maxi dress

Blue Striped Dress  //  Gold Sandals  // Lipstick (my colour is Radiant Orchard)

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx