Today we dip into another component of personal wellness. The physical side and no I’m not talking about physical fitness. Im talking physical appearance. Woman tend to forget that a large part of feeling great and conquering life is actually looking great. I mean Coco Chanel herself said “ you can have anything you want if you dress for it”. So lets get into it!
We have been talking about it for weeks and now that it’s finally here… you have all these questions: what do I wear? What if I dont have fall fashion pieces in my closet? What about my budget?
I got you covered and trust me if you think you have to break the bank to be fall-fashion-friendly then let me show you a thing or two! Most of us already have these 8 pieces in our closet:
1.) Hat- Most of my fall hats like this are from Amazon & under $20.
2.) Black long sleeve tee – This one is super comfy and affordable
3.) Cardigan- this one is my fave and worth the $$ | also love this affordable option & currently on sale
4.) Leggings- these are one of the most popular faux leather leggings all year round and are super flattering.
5.) Booties- love these! Super cute and very comfy.
7.) Black sweater- this one is oversized and can be worn off the shoulder (low stock) so linking a similar option here.
8.) Crossbody handbag- I got a similar style like this one during the Nordy Anniversary sale but love this and this.
With fall slowly approaching I love updating my wardrobe with key staple pieces that can be reused over and over yet the outfit doesnt seem the same! Today I share my one key staple Blazer and style it 8 different ways!
Happy Friday! Today ALL cardholders can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I wont have time to go in store and do a try on as I’m in the middle of working on a few exciting things that I cant wait to share with you. However, I wanted to put together a few of my personal style picks for inspo that I would personally purchase and wear in a world where “budget” and “parenting” did NOT exist 😂
P.s you can click on any pic below to shop via LTK
Nordstrom has been having a huge sale on their new collection pieces for years now! And they still have this stupid tier system in place. I honestly think that if people can spend 10k and up thru out the year on items at Nordstrom then they dont need to be first to shop the sale PERIODT! 😂 Seriously tho, today is the first day Ambassador tiers can shop the sale. If you are ambassador status and missed my previous post you can check it out HERE.
However todays post is for everyone who cant shop the sale just yet but still want to stay on trend and score some nice deals and pieces. I found a few Nordstrom inspired looks that are all super affordable and you can get them NOW!
HAPPY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY ! Today marks the 1st day of access to the sale for ICON members only! Many of you will not be in this tier (including me) but I always find it helpful to go over all the items and save my picks for when I am able to shop the sale. A lot of my faves from last year are also included in the sale so I will link a blog post I did for last year HERE.
#NSALE 2021 Sneak Peek |Everything you need to know to shop the sale
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year for shoppers, featuring products at incredible prices across every department. Yesterday July 6th, Nordstrom gave everyone a sneak peek at sale items prior to the start of the event which will begin July 12th for certain card holders. Which, depending on the tier of their card status have the opportunity to shop the sale during Early Access. I did a full funny blog post last year making fun of the whole tier system and comparing it to a high-school hierarchy LOL. You can read it HERE.
Now, in MY opinion the sale is so ridiculous to have these tier systems put in to place to begin with So I will NOT be shopping too much of the sale and also because I closed my Nordstrom credit card account to be part of the debt free community. So I probably wont be able to access the sale until public access anyways and by that time everything is usually out of stock. Any-who this blog post is specifically showcasing just a Sneak peek of a few of the items that I saw and loved. In my experience however, if you plan on shopping the sale, now is the time to add your fave items to your wishlist so you have full and easy access to them when the sale goes live. I plan on doing another post for high ticket items I think will sell out the quickest as well as what’s in my wishlist. And of course if I do purchase anything from the sale I will be sure to include that as well.
N O R D S T R O M • A N N I V E R S A R Y • S A L E
WHO CAN SHOP & WHEN?
Ok so in order to have early access and shop BEFORE July 28th you have to have a Nordstrom store card. If you dont have one and want one you can apply HERE. If you are not sure about your card status you can check it in your account settings.
Canada is also hosting a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but will have a different timing schedule:
Receipe: Oaxacan Cheese-Stuffed Fajita Chicken w/ tomato chipotle potatoes|| Via Home Chef
Happy Friday loves!! I can not tell you how happy I am that the weekend is finally here. I had a very long and busy week. Good but long, so I am glad this week is coming to an end. Today I wanted to share another BOMB.COM receipe from Home Chef. I can not tell you how amazing and convenient this service is. Simple and easy to make, fresh meals delivered to your home every week, based on your diet preference and budget! I love how everything you need is also delivered in the box so all you have to do is prepare and cook!! The best thing is you can totally skip your meals any week that you need to so you are not obligated. Ive been using Home Chef meals now for about 6 months and it is such a lifesaver when I just dont have the time to go to the store and round up ingredients to make dinner and the food is soooo good! I have yet to receive a reciepe that I didnt like. You can save $35 off your first box by using my code: tiffanyj156 here.
So lets get into this receipe shall we….
I N G R E D I A N T S
•12 oz. Red Potatoes
•1 Red Bell Pepper
•1oz. Shredded Oaxacan Cheese
•1Tsp. Taco Seasoning
•1oz Tomato Chipotle Butter
•1oz. Sour Cream
*You will need: Olive Oil, cooking spray, medium non- stick pan, baking sheet, mixing bowl
BEFORE YOU COOK:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Prepare a baking sheet with foil and cooking spray
D I R E C T I O N S
#1 Prepare ingredients and make lime crema
-Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into thin strips.
-Zest and half lime. Juice one half and cut other half into wedges.
-Peel and halve shallot. Slice thinly.
-In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, 1 tsp. lime zest, and 1 tsp. lime juice. Set aside.
#2 Start the potatoes
-Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. salt. Massage oil and seasoning into potatoes.
-Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven, 20 minutes.
-While potatoes roast, cook filling.
#3 Cook the filling
-Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.
-Add red bell pepper and shallot to hot pan. Stir occasionally until tender and lightly charred. 8-12 minutes.
-Remove from burner.
#4 Prepare the chicken
-Pat the chicken dry
-Cover chicken with plastic wrap and use a heavy object to pound to an even 1/8” thickness. You may also use a gallon bag for easier clean up.
-Remove plastic wrap and season chicken on both sid3es with seasoning blend. Divide cheese evenly between chicken breasts and top with filling. Fold chicken over filling, enclosing completely.
#5 Finish potatoes and chicken and finish dish
-Carefully, push potatoes to one side of baking sheet and toss with tomato chipotle butter. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil. Place stuffed chicken on empty side.
-Roast again until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 18-20 minutes.
-Rest roasted chicken, 3 minutes.
-Plate dish, topping chicken with lime crema. Squeeze lime wedges over chicken to taste. BON APPETIT!
Happy April loves! New month, new possibilities and a new recap of last month’s instagram posts! I hope you all have a great weekend. My family and I are headed on a fun lil road trip to Vegas to see my best friend get married! Im excited and super nervous all at the same time. Its so crazy still with the pandemic and crazy people lol. Just have to be aware and stay safe. Do you have any plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comments below! P.s its Pizza Friday! 😘 enjoy 25% off and regular priced online menu item!!
The best Valentine’s Day & Presidents’ Day sales this weekend || My Master List
Happy FriYAY🙌🏾 We made it to the conclusion of another week! With Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day happening back to back that means some super awesome sales and deals going on. If you’re anything like me You love a good sale! I created a list of over 20 of my fave retailers that will be having some great sales going on they the weekend. Some have already started! Hope this can help as my goal is to always snag you a deal or two, Check it out!
•Just released their collab with lifestyle creators, entrepreneurs, podcast hosts & BFFs to bring their approachable style & love of neutrals to life in their first-ever, limited-edition makeup collaboration featuring an eye & cheek palette, mini mascara & lil lip oil.
Happy Wednesday friends!! I hope all is well with you as we embark upon yet another hump day. Today I want to introduce a new segment to the blog that will feature 2 parts! The first, an unboxing and the second a review of the Products. As most of you know I really love all things fashion & beauty. I’ve been in the beauty industry for over 14 years and Enjoy all the diverse and ever changing compartments that go with it. I have recently over the past 3 months been #giftedbyipsy some amazing glam bags that have a plethora of great products from all kinds of brands. I have been doing an IGtv unboxing of the glam bag since October with my lil Dolly (you can check them out Here) and it’s so much fun, but I thought I should definitely go into detail what the products are and how I like them each month. So here we are!!!
Now I’m sure most everyone knows what Ipsy is and what it’s for but just in case you don’t and might be asking what Ipsy is right about now. I’ve got you covered! Ipsy is a monthly makeup bag that includes five deluxe-sized beauty samples, picked for you based on your Beauty Quiz answers that you provideupon signing up. Now Based on your preferences, you’ll receive a mix of makeup products, hair care products, skincare products, and nail products. You’ll also have the option to choose one of your products every month for an even more personalized experience. It’s super fun and a great way to try higher end products thatamount to $50+ on a great budget as the memberships start at $12 and go to $50 monthly per membership you choose. To sign up click & startHere.
Worth the hype or not: Barefoot Dreams blanket edition || & an amazing dupe
Happy Monday friends! Today I want to put into question what all the fuss is about over the ever so popular Nordstrom Barefoot Dreams blanket. For years now this blanket has been the most sought after, celebrity endorsing, blogger approved, rarely goes on sale but always sold out, not even cheaper on Amazon blanket that I personally have ever heard of… WHY???
Well as far as I went back on researching this I came to find out that this blanket was actually made popular by the Kardashians. Particularly Khloe Kardashian. She would be seen carrying the blanket in question alllll the time. In multiple scenes and pics. I don’t know if she was sponsored to or not but what I do know is that by looking at all the pics and videos it was all back when the Kardashians DID NOT look like the Kardashians that we know and see today. So that tells you without telling you lol😜
The blanket has also been approved by other celebrities like Christy Tiegen & Jennifer Garner just to name a few. But why is this blanket sooooo freakin popular when it’s just made of polyester??? Is it really worth all the hype? What is a good dupe for it?
Well of course I got the blanket from Nordstrom since I can’t give my real and honest review on it without actually having it. Personally I have used This blanket that my hubby legit fights me for (even tho it’s mine) for years now and it is the coziest most comfy and soft double Sherpa blanket that I literally take with me everywhere! It has been part of my holy grail for a while now & I was pretty happy with it and was not on the hunt for a replacement. Now with that being said, this is my job to try products and clothing items and in turn give my honest review and if along the way of trying those items I love it then they make the “holy grail” list. Just to give a lil clarity. I’m disclosing that because I will be comparing my current holy grail/fave blanket from VS Pink with the blanket in question BFDs along with the dupe option I’ve chosen from Pink Lily!
Ok so let’s start with a few specs of the blankets:
How big are the blankets:
BFDs- 54″ x 72″
VS Pink- 50″ x 60″
Pink Lily- 70″ x 44″
What are the blankets made of:
BFDs- 100% polyester microfiber
VS Pink- double sided Sherpa
Pink Lily – faux fur/ polyester
How much are the blankets:
VS Pink- $59.95
Pink Lily- $94.00
Do they come in a variety of colors:
VS Pink- No
Pink Lily- yes!
How do they look:
Ok so here’s what you came here for… my thoughts on the BFDs blanket is this: I can definitely see why and how everyone snd their mother really likes the blanket. Over all it is amazingly soft, It feels exactly like the Bare foot dreams cardigan (if you already have one for reference) all the designs are super cute and they have quite a bit to choose from! Honestly all 3 blankets feel pretty much the same. The only difference besides the size and physical appearance of the 3 were that the BFDs was literally a smidge bit thicker. I’m thinking of doing a fun lil test later today on my insta stories to see which blanket feels the best while blind folded that include hubby, Dolly , Anjee mama & my mommy dearest and see their picks! Follow me on Instagram Here to check it out!
So my final thoughts on this overly coveted blanket is- Yes! It is super trendy but NO it is not worth the hype nor the high end price tag! Now please don’t get me wrong I do love the blanket a lot! So much so I am now using it as my permanent blanket. And if you are a person who doesn’t mind dropping 2 bills for a blanket and you really want to then yes! Do what makes you happy, especially if you can afford it. I can tell you won’t be disappointed. However there is absolutely no way that I would spend that much for a blanket outside of this review. So, If you are a person who loves a good dupe then the below blankets are perfect for you! They feel almost identical to the BFDs one but are a much reasonable price tag. Also hubby is obsessed with it. He ended up claiming for himself LOL! While Dolly took over my VS Pink one.
Some of the options are actually on sale right now so it’s a great opportunity to take advantage. Click any pic to shop item:
Here is another dupe option (also on sale) that I have not personally tried but have heard good things about. This was definitely fun to do above anything else. Looking forward to doing many more reviews. If you have a specific thing you would like me to review pleas let me know below! Until next time…