Coffee Break N.6: Nordstrom Sale, Summer Cocktails & More

Another week and it’s time for another installment of my coffee break series! If you’re new to the series make sure to head back to my first post for a bit of an explanation on what these posts are about. 

This week there are a few things occupying my mind – namely the upcoming Nordstrom Sale and a visit from my mom. Right after arriving yesterday my mom went the grocery store and cooked me one of my favorite dinners. Aren’t moms the best?
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
Now onto the Nordstrom Sale – I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about it already, but seriously this is the BEST sale of the year! I’ll be back here bright and early tomorrow morning my favorite affordable pieces. While the sale is a great time to splurge it’s an even better time to stock up on high quality low price pieces to take you through the fall and winter.
There are so many great posts out there this week on tips for shopping the sale, so I thought I’d share my favorites with you. Liz (one of my favorite bloggers of all time!) has a great comprehensive guide about what to buy during the sale from the right pieces to look for to the best brands to search for. I especially love Shelby’s post with tips to prepare for the sale. The most important one is definitely to take stock of what you have and what you actually need.
Make sure to check out my Nordstrom Sale page (it’s linked in the navigation bar as well!) which will be updated daily throughout the sale with my favorite picks. 
 
SUMMER COCKTAILS
 
I’ve been itching to make fun summer cocktails at home for weeks and after having a particularly delicious cocktail at a graduation party this weekend I’m finally making it happen.
I’m all about light sangrias and they’re perfect to make in a big batch for a party. On the top of my list is this Watermelon & Pineapple Sangria and this Strawberry Sangria. My all time favorite drink is a spicy margarita, so when I found this easy Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita I knew I had to make it!
Do y’all have good summer cocktail recipes? I’m always looking for something easy and refreshing!
LEARNING HOW TO CONTOUR
When it comes to makeup I’m honestly pretty clueless. I wear the same BB cream, foundation, etc every day but I haven’t really updated my routine in years. Since I feel like my daily look has been especially lackluster lately I’ve made it a personal goal to learn how to contour by the end of the summer. I’m starting the journey with these videos from Refinery29 and I’ll definitely keep you all updated.
I’d love to know if you have any product and/or technique recommendations!

Instagram

  • About to go buy myself a personal fan to make it through this heat wave 😰 When it comes to NYCs humid summers a loose maxi or midi is the way to go! Linked similar ones under $70 via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2Dsne #whenwearstyle
  • Ate & drank my way through this past weekend including the perfect afternoon at Grand Banks ⛵️ And of course I always have my favorite @mejuri pieces layered including my newest piece the ‘Honey Necklace’ ✨ Swipe 👉🏼 for more detail! #finecrew #gifted #whenwearnyc
  • 🏙🗽NYC life is going to the most obscure Trader Joe’s to avoid lines and then sweating all your makeup off waiting for the subway while trying to to bring said groceries home 😂🤦🏼‍♀️At least I got a pretty flowers out of it 💐 Who feels me?? #whenwearnyc
  • Love traveling on the weekends, but love coming home to this even more ✨🏠 #whenwearhome .
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Slowly but surely feeling like my room is coming together! This pom pom duvet & shams were the best find for under $35! Linked exact duvet, quilt, and rugs & similar items for the other pieces via @liketoknow.it and at the link in my bio || http://liketk.it/2DbY7
  • Couldn’t have asked for a better long weekend ☀️ The perfect amount of home cooking, ice cream, and ocean time and as always it’s a little hard to leave my favorite place ❤️🌊
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Linking my outfit via @liketoknow.it ✨ My tote is under $80 and perfect for all your summer vacations! http://liketk.it/2D8RC  #whenweartravels
  • Just gonna try to live out last weekend until this next one starts 😂 Who’s with me??
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There are still a few sizes left of my top & I’ve linked this year’s version of my shoes via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2D1fZ

@carolinestfrancis

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