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nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul

Psst…Looking for details on the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’ve got the scoop right here. |

Haul collage
Trina Turk coat | Halogen urban sketch tee | Pure Amici cardigan
Franco Sarto boots | Freida Rothman earrings | C.O. Bigelow rose salve | Deborah Lippmann Polishes

Well friends, my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul this year was…um, injurious. Mostly to my UPS driver, who undoubtedly has some serious back issues after lugging this stack of boxes up my stairs. (And there are more scheduled to arrive tomorrow. This is why I shouldn’t shop after wine.)

Since the Sale officially opens tomorrow morning (technically, that’s tonight at 12:01 AM Pacific for you night owls/diehards), I thought now was the perfect time to give you my rundown of the best (and worst) of my haul this year! Read on

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beauty buzz: fall pedicures

I’m in the market for a new pedicure shade, friends. The coral I was relying on all summer (surprisingly neutral, and made my legs look almost tan) is definitely not en vogue for fall – but after exhaustive research, I’ve found a few serious contenders.

I tried out a bevy of fashion-forward shades – greens from emerald to olive to military, browns and grays galore, even black. They all made me feel more like I’d dipped my toe into something I shouldn’t have. A good pedicure should make you feel pulled together and glamorous, not nervous…don’t you agree? And so, I settled on a few more traditional colors.

Single Ladies by Deborah Lippmann looks like a typical deep, dark burgundy in the bottle, but in reality, it’s so perfectly light, it almost feels like a lip stain for your nails. It’s a perfect match for your favorite glass of cabernet, and the formulation means you can make the coverage as light or dark as you want.

Brick House (also from Deborah) is as bold as I get for fall – a deep, burnt orange the color of changing leaves or crackling fires, complete with loads of iridescence to keep the color fresh.

Street Swagger from Jessica Cosmetics is a fantastic, deep, inky plum color that goes on dark as night.

Just a Little Rosti at This from OPI is that perfect fall red we always search for. Deep, creamy color, and just dark enough to be sophisticated.

Are you ready to change up your fall pedicure?

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beauty buzz: shades of spring

i’m not one to change my makeup shades with the spring…the truth is that i’m really a ‘spring colors’ girl year-round.  but my nails?  another story entirely.  i always fall hard for the latest and greatest spring shades, and i’ve found a few that are definitely going to be my new go-to favorites this year.

i tried hard to love lavender this year (it’s been showing up in just about every fashion mag), but to be honest, it’s tricky to find a shade that reads refined. most end up looking a bit like you borrowed your little sister’s polish, which is less than ideal, to say the least.

normally, i err on the side of caution, opting for a classic pale, sheer pink – no muss, no fuss.  but this year, i’m branching out a bit….to peach.  groundbreaking, i know.  but a girl can’t live on sheer pinks alone. and when the sun comes out, peach looks amazing with a tan.

my picks for the season?  OPI’s “sand in my suit” is a gorgeous, slightly opalescent, peachy beige. normally, i shy away from anything with shimmer, but because this color is so very subtle, i think it actually works perfectly.  designer jason wu even used this shade for his spring fashion shows, in case you need proof of its versatility.

i’m also loving the newest shade from deborah lippman, “i’m not innocent”.  this one’s better suited to those of us with pale skin…it’s more peach than beige (the photo makes it look pink-ish, but trust me…it’s peach), and is just perfectly simple and pretty.  (also, a little tricky to track down. i did manage to find it at amazon, though it’s sold out at lippmann’s website.)

if you’re less boring than me, and looking for something a little more on-trend (though i have to tell you, nudes are huge this spring!), i also love lippman’s “waking up in vegas”.  it’s a matte grey with the perfect lavender undertone, which keep your fingers from looking like you’re fresh from the mortuary (a personal peeve with some of the grey polishes).  it’s subtle enough for day, but definitely hip enough for going out (ie, you won’t have to re-paint your nails before you go to work the next morning!).

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and, for toes…well, anything goes, of course (except blue.  please, no more blue polish!).  but i’m looking forward to toting OPI’s “lucky, lucky lavender” along for my next pedicure.  it’s as bright and springy a color as you can get…sort of a lavender/pink hybrid.  again, great for tan skin, and i can’t wait to show it off with all of those sandals i’ll be sporting!

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