Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

You know, a little sale never hurt anyone. Especially when the prices are this good. I've chosen a few of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and everything is under $50 (except the shoes). Seeing all the amazing things they have on sale, is getting me super excited for fall. I'm so over this humid Florida weather. Anyone else? This is the perfect time to get stocked up for the cooler months that will be here before we know it! Don't wait! Prices go up August 3rd.

Dress | Booties | Purse | Necklace | Scarf | Hat 

xo, Mercedes

little [linen] dress

Why must one of the most comfortable breathable fabrics be the one that's basically a wrinkle machine?  And also why do I always seem to choose the worst fabrics for my lifestyle? I didn't realize this dress was linen when I bought it. I mean who looks at the tags anyways? ;) I know what you're thinking... How did I not know it was linen? Well, it definitely doesn't feel like it. And I'm not one of those fashionistas that can pick up an exotic fabric and name it within 5 seconds. Shortly after I put in on at home (more like 30 seconds after I put it on) It looked like it had been sitting in the laundry basket for weeks, even after a thorough ironing. Ugh. So I did what anybody else would do. I wore it anyways. I strutted my stuff, wrinkles and all. I mean it's SO cute and fits me perfectly. I'd never let a a few (a lot) wrinkles ruin my mood. Now here in the pictures it doesn't look terrible. That's because I made sure to NOT MOVE AT ALL while in the car. Being glamorous is hard work guys. But someone's gotta do it! 

Dress - Gap ($20)
Heels - Dolce Vita via Marshall's ($30)
Necklace - Cynthia Rowley via Belk (c/o)
Clutch - TJMaxx ($15)
Sunnies - Free People ($20)

xo, Mercedes

striped dress

I was totally inspired by the stripes of this dress while getting ready yesterday. These pictures make me think of a effortless french girl who has a closet full of classic pieces and can whip up an outfit in less than 60 seconds. I've been trying to bring my wardrobe to represent that feeling by investing in clothing that is well made and are pieces I could wear for years to come.

I'd been looking for a denim jacket for a few months and had gone back and forth between a few. I knew I really, really wanted the J Crew version but wasn't sure about the price (being a gal on a budget, this purchase kind of made me hyperventilate. No coupons?!). I also knew if I were to purchase any others I would have regretted it and wished I had chosen the one I truly wanted.  I had some shopping money saved up for our trip to Chicago and even thought about it some more while we were there. Well, I finally did it! And it felt so great to save up and purchase something I know I will literally wear for the next 10 years. Maybe longer, because a denim jacket will ALWAYS be a closet staple.

I also splurged on a few pairs of denim, some dresses, and sandals. Those were all on sale... of course! I'll always be a savvy shopper!

Dress - Dorothy Perkins c/o Gwynnie Bee
Jacket - J Crew
Sandals - Madewell (similar here)
Tote - H&M
Hat - Old Navy
Sunnies -

xo, Mercedes