Ellie Kai Stripes


My goodness, this week is a scorcher! Can it be fall already? #overit. Ashlee and I went to barre Sunday morning and I walked 2.5 miles home after and pretty much didn’t want to move the rest of the day. Luckily I ended up squeezing in some pool time on Saturday before a belated birthday dinner (at Hank’s) + dessert (at Le Diplomate). Walking to and from work yesterday was more than enough. Tell me someone out there hates this weather as much as I do?!

Egg Salad Three Ways


Don’t you think comfort food seems to take on even more significance the older you get? It definitely has its place in college, but especially post-collegiate life…I don’t know, people seem to value it more, want to share recipes with each other, etc. and I love that! I wanted to share one of my favorite comfort foods: egg salad. My dad makes it best and it was my favorite Sunday meal growing up (especially when accompanied by a bottle of cream soda and some cheese flavored Pringles). 

The Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks


The Anniversary Sale is finally open to the public!! If you follow a handful of other bloggers, let me just say that I’m sorry if you’re inundated by this sale and don’t really give two shits…I get it! This will probably be my last big post about it. The thing is, bloggers generally fall into any or all of the following three camps when it comes to the #NSale: 1) They post about it because you love scouring hundreds of items for the hidden gems 2) They post about it because everyone else is doing it and 3) They post about it because it’s one of the most lucrative times of year to make money on their blog.

I’ll be totally honest and say that I definitely hit all three of those reasons to some degree, but can say that 95% of why I’m posting about this so much is that I genuinely love Nordstrom, genuinely love this sale, and really, really like finding items I love in a sea of things I don’t. Trust me, this isn’t really about the money (though it’s nice making something when you guys buy something you love)–I spent an embarrassing amount of time posting about this in the past before C&L was part of any affiliate programs. So hopefully this roundup makes shopping for fall a little easier (and more enjoyable!) for you, and if you end up buying through my links, thank you!

Here’s the lowdown of the whole sale, and I rounded up some of my pre-sale favorites in this post. I finally went through the whole site more carefully and have picked out my favorite buys for both men + women. Remember, things sell out fast, so scoop something if you’re even debating it and utilize Nordstrom’s free shipping free returns if need be. So much has already sold out that I had to rework the main graphic above this morning, but they do restock many things so check back often if you don’t see your size.

Happy shopping, and let me know what you buy in the comments below! :)

My purchases: this bra (obsessed), these leggings (taking a break from my favorites to try this time), and this sports bra. Still deciding whether to keep these booties or these (pretty sure they fit well) and waiting on this sweater, these jeans, these black jeans, and these candles (!!!). We’ll see what works out!