1. Brixton Cap 2. Mustard Cold Shoulder Top 3. Studded Sandals 4. Camel Cardigan 5. Off the Shoulder Dress 6.  Vans Old Skool Sneakers 7. Plaid Button Shirt 8. Drop Waist Dress 9. Mustard Tassel Clutch 10.  Grey Sock Booties

If you’ve already tried shopping the Nordstrom Early Access Sale, then you are probably aware of the reoccurring error messages. But I promise you, if you keep refreshing your cart….eventually your order will go through! I just went through literally EVERY.SINGLE.ITEM and have rounded up my personal top TEN must-have items above. I also HAVE to mention that BOTH of my favorite jeans of all-time are included in this sale! So if you are in the market for jeans…check out these and these! I promise you will love them. I also went ahead and broke down the rest of my favorite items by category below to make it easier to shop. I’d love to hear what items you fell in love with and/or purchased!

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PLEASE NOTE: The Nordstrom Early Access Sale prices are only available to Nordstrom cardholders. Sale opens to the public on July 21st! Also…for my email subscribers…you will have to go to the actual blog post to be able to view (and shop!) the items listed by category.

I’m sure you’ve heard by now but the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale is officially LIVE!!! This is the Superbowl of shopping ladies (and gents!). It is the best sale of the year because you are getting sale prices on brand new Fall items…NOW is the time to stock up on all of your Fall & Winter essentials before the prices go back up on Aug! I will be back with a full run-down of my must-have items but I couldn’t wait to share my top picks in the beauty category! Also, to gain access to the early access sale, you must be a Nordstrom cardholder. Click here to learn more so you can sign up and get access to this AMAZING sale. Items sell out FAST so it’s best to snag your favorites as soon as possible so you don’t miss out by the time the sale opens to everyone. Early access runs from July 13th through July 20th. Sale opens to the public July 21st and runs through August 7th.

1. Foreo Luna 2 Pro Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device: Incorporating 12 varying intensities, the waterproof LUNA 2 Pro channels lower-frequency pulsations directly onto wrinkle-prone areas, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking radiant, smoother and younger and ready to absorb your skin care products. With a motor two times as powerful and a brush surface made out of smooth, soft, nonabrasive silicone, the LUNA 2 Professional is gentle and effective. Dual T-Sonic pulsations are channeled through softer, longer silicone touch points to deeply cleanse the skin, unclogging pores of 99.5% of impurities and clearing away dead skin cells. Providing an essential step in any facial care routine, it cleanses in a way that protects the skin’s natural barrier while the nonporous silicone resists bacteria buildup, making it 35 times more hygienic than standard brush heads. A single charge gives you 450 uses. (Regular Price $249, Sale Price $166)

2. GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool w/ Attachments: The patented technology of GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool with GloPRO Face MicroTip™ attachment head works from the inside out by triggering skin’s natural healing process and inducing micro-regeneration deep within the skin. (Regular Price $244, Sale Price $163)

3. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device: This award-winning, multi-solution skincare device, designed with innovative interchangeable treatment attachments, helps to rejuvenate and improve your appearance. The NuFACE Trinity Toning kit comes with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer, a microcurrent treatment attachment FDA-cleared for facial stimulation to gently stimulate the larger surface areas of the face. As we age, our body’s natural current begins to slow down (just like our metabolism), leading to sagging skin, loss of contour and wrinkles. Microcurrent mimics this natural current and goes beyond skin deep to tone facial muscles while improving contour, skin tone and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. (Regular Price $325, Sale Price $217.75)

4. PMD Personal Microderm Pro Device: PMD Personal Microderm Pro combines the power of patented spinning disc technology with perfectly calibrated vacuum suction to brighten, smooth and even skin tone and texture. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores, allowing makeup to go on smoother and skin care products to penetrate significantly deeper. It offers the same brilliant results as professional, in-office microdermabrasion treatments without the hassle and comes with a full range of exfoliation discs for maximized control and customizable treatments. In addition to the patented spinning disc technology and perfectly calibrated vacuum suction, the Personal Microderm Pro features smooth-glide caps, dual-speed settings and a full range of exfoliation discs for maximized control and customizable treatments. (Regular Price $199, Sale Price $133)

5. Simplehuman Round Sensor Mirror Pro:  An 8-inch round sensor mirror with a large 5x magnification mirror and a 10x magnification detail mirror that magnetically attaches to the front and stores on the back. With a color rendering index of 90, its tru-lux system closely simulates natural sunlight’s full color spectrum to show every detail. Capable of over 50,000 color variations, you can use the mirror with your phone to choose presets or capture light settings from the environment around you and recreate them on the mirror. Save your favorite places to your phone and access your custom light settings wherever you are. It is Wi-Fi®-enabled, so you can access the mirror’s smart features easily. The mirror easily recharges, and one charge lasts up to four weeks. Its motion sensor detects when you are in front of the mirror, so it lights up automatically as your face approaches, and, once in use, the sensitivity of the motion sensor increases so that it won’t turn off unexpectedly. The 5x magnification is great for a comprehensive view of your entire face at once in exceptional detail, while the 10x magnification gives an extremely close-up view for detail work like applying eye makeup and tweezing. (Regular Price $250, Sale Price $167.50)

6. Mac Look in a Box – Nice ‘n Spicy Lip Kit: A three-piece lip kit featuring everything you need for gorgeous, long-wearing lip color. Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor is long-wearing for eight hours and wears evenly and smoothly without feathering or bleeding. Pro Longwear Lip Pencil stays put for eight hours without feathering, and Prep + Prime Lip reduces lipstick feathering and provides long-term hydration. Kit includes: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Look Out, Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Nice ‘n Spicy, Prep + Prime Lip Lip. (Sale Price $36.50)

7. Mac Look In A Box Basic Brush Kit: A selection of blending and shading brushes perfect for the beginner, all with short handles for portability. Kit includes: 190SE Foundation Brush, 109SE Small Contour Brush, 224SE Tapered Blending Brush, 239SE Eye Shader Brush, 263SE Small Angle Brush, 204SE Lash Brush & a Limited-edition Travel Bag. (Regular Price $162, Sale Price $49.50)

8. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Nude Lipstick Set: An everyday lipstick set for anyone who loves a pop of color on the lip. Charlotte always says lipstick empowers confidence. These gorgeous lipsticks take you from day to night with an ultra-brilliant cream formula for day and a modern matte for night. Lip Cheat Lip Liner creates fuller, wider lips any time of the day. Set includes: Matte Revolution Lipstick (0.12 oz.), K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick (0.12 oz.), Lip Cheat Lip Liner (0.04 oz.) (Regular Price $90, Sale Price $60)

My husband and I had our previous mattress for close to ten years and it was starting to show its age. You could see both of our body impressions permanently indented and we could literally roll into our spots because it had gotten so bad. But with our current home remodel going on, we put a new mattress purchase on the backburner. So I can not tell you how excited I was when I was contacted to try out and review a new Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid Mattress. Even though I was certain any new mattress would be an improvement, I was still a little nervous that it would be too soft or too firm so I sent my hubby over to our local Mattress Firm to check out the three different styles. We decided on the Wellington 15.8 Pillow Top style and are SO happy with our decision. I am a side sleeper so I toss and turn all night and sometimes wake up with sore hips and/or shoulders. This mattress feels like it molds to my body keeping my spine in perfect alignment. There was zero transition period and both my husband and I have slept better than we could have even imagined!

MATTRESS FEATURES:

The Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid Plus Wellington Plush Pillow Top Mattress features the Black Hybrid ICE HD™ Memory Foam. The high density memory foam is designed to help keep you cooler while you fall asleep. Beneath this layer is the Dynamic Response™ Memory Foam, which provides a unique feel and drives the superior responsiveness of the foam. The AirCool® Memory Foam offers uniform distribution of gel that promotes freedom of movement and a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout the night.

Oh, and I also wanted to mention that we had our mattress delivered NEXT DAY! They gave us a six  hour window when we placed the order but then we got a follow up call the next morning giving us a two hour window and then they called again when they were just ten minutes away! I was very happy with the level of customer service we received. From the gentleman at our local store who helped us decide which mattress to choose as well as the guys that delivered our mattress. I will warn you though…the mattress was very hard to carry up our stairs. I wasn’t aware that you have to request a special service to have the mattress installed so my hubby had to call a buddy over to help him get it up the stairs. Other than that…we are over the moon about our new mattress. Nighty night!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Mattress Firm for sponsoring this post. I received a Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid Plus Wellington Plush Pillow Top Mattress free of charge for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

It’s hard to think about Fall fashion when most of us are just barely pulling out our swimsuits. But the fashion world is always one step ahead of us! Cabi just released five pieces from their Fashion Flash Fall 2017 collection. These hunter green zip skinnies are from the new collection and I have to tell ya…I’m obsessed. The zip detailing is so flattering and they are the perfect transition piece to go from Summer to Fall! They fit true to size and the stretchy material makes them extremely comfy! Be sure and stop by cabionline.com to get a sneak peek of the full Fall collection here.

Outfit Details: Zip Skinny Jeans c/o cabi, Lace Cami c/o cabi, Joie Wedge Sandals (on sale!), Stella & Dot Necklace, Helen Ficalora Initial Necklace, 7 Charming Sisters Tassel Bracelets, Forever 21 Crossbody Bag

Hi LOCAL friends! As many of you know, I can often be found shopping/eating/working remotely at  Westfield UTC.  So today I wanted to share a fun event that is coming up on Saturday July 15th, 2017 from 4-8pm. The Uncorked Wine Walk & VIP Event is one of their most popular Summer events. And for good reason…get all the details below. BUT, I also wanted to share that I am giving away TWO general admission passes for this event. So if you are local and will be in town, leave a comment on this post and I will select one winner by random drawing. Hope to see you there!

EVENT DETAILS

Savor some of Temecula Valley’s finest vintages while tasting bites from Westfield UTC select restaurants. Enjoy live acoustic performances from top local Plaza Unplugged artists.

New this year: For an elevated VIP experience, limited tickets available to end your evening enjoying a private pairing event hosted by The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar with coursed small plates, fine wines, entertainment and an intimate flavor pairing instruction with Chef Goetz and Sommelier William Lewis. Over the past decade, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Partners JC Clow, William Lewis and Chef Yvon Goetz have created quite a stir by successfully pairing contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience.

UNCORKED WINE WALK

4-7PM: Enjoy a self-guided wine walk in the open air environment of Westfield UTC. Inside each garden will be multiple Temecula Valley wineries and select Westfield UTC restaurants serving light bites and (10) 1oz pours, a branded tasting glass, a tasting guide and giveaways. Enjoy live music during the event by local San Diego artists from Westfield UTC’s Plaza Unplugged. Tickets: $20

THE WINERY AT UNCORKED VIP PRIVATE PAIRING EVENT

6-8PM: Unwind after the Uncorked Wine Walk with a private pairing event hosted by The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, a new restaurant that will join the UTC collection in October, with coursed small plates, signature fine wines, entertainment and an intimate flavor pairing instruction with Chef Goetz and Sommelier William Lewis. Tickets: $45 (includes the Wine Walk)

YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

The Check-in area is located at Palm Plaza next to Ben Bridge Jeweler and will open at 3pm (ensure you check in prior to 5:30pm).
This event is for ages 21 and over. No one under this age, including children, will be allowed inside the wine gardens.
PLEASE NOTE: Ride sharing like Uber or Lyft is highly encouraged. Westfield UTC is offering complimentary Uber rides (up to $10/ride) to and from the Uncorked event on July 15th from 2PM11PM (code:UNCORKEDUTC). Discounted pre-paid valet is located by PIRCH.

WINNER – CONGRATS TO DAWN M.  … HOPE YOU ENJOY THE WINE WALK!