Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Anniversay Sale

UGG Boots @ Nordstrom
Style Shout Out to Nordstrom...Happy Anniversary Sale!

There are a lot of reasons why I love summer.  My number one reason is, of course, that my daughter doesn't have school so we have a lot more time to spend together.  Two, we always plan a fun vacation to Los Angeles to visit family.  Three, my hubby and I both celebrate birthdays this time of year.  Four, there's lots of time to spend playing music. And, five, on a style note...there is the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

We headed to our local Nordstrom last Saturday, and for those of you who know me, you know that I am not a big weekend shopper.  I much prefer shopping when the stores are less crowded.  But there was a pair of jeans and some UGG boots that my daughter had her eye on that sold out so quickly on-line and with one pair of each left in her size we made our way to the Galleria.

Despite the crowd in the store it was, as it always is at Nordstrom, a positive experience. Their customer service is really amazing and for me that is my number reason for being loyal to a store or a brand.  Sarah helped us and my daughter found some amazing jeans and tops and of course that last pair of UGGs.

Paige @ Nordstrom
I also managed to pick up a great pair of Paige Skyline Skinny jeans in their Steely wash.  Now I have to admit that while I love denim I've never purchased a pair of gray jeans.  But all I can say is WOW!  This color is so flattering and versatile and I can't wait to wear them in the Fall with an LNA top and Splendid cardigan and Stuart Weitzman boots.  They also look fabulous with Sam Edelman ballet flats and of course for a cooler Summer evening, which we don't get here in Texas, they look great with Sam's Gigi sandal.

If you haven't been there yet, get there before August 6th to take advantage of some amazing deals.

Happy shopping...Happy Anniversary Sale!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fireworks & Family Fun

Style Shout Out to fireworks and family fun...

The 4th is a day to celebrate our country's freedom.  We spent a great day with family and, although my nine year old and her cousins would rather have had pasta and meatballs for dinner, even they enjoyed our barbecue today!  I think the enjoyment had more to with the fact that they spent a good part of the day swimming, playing games and playing guitars.  But for me as long as there's a smile on my daughter's face then there's a smile on mine too.

Tonight as I watched her face and reaction to the brilliant fireworks that lit up the night sky, I realized that we are so fortunate to live in a country where we have so many opportunities and the freedom of choice.

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th and thank you to all of you who serve our country every day so that we all may enjoy the freedom that is America!

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Paige Out Of My Summer Book

Paige @
Style Shout Out to Paige Denim and their Jimmy Jimmy skinny boyfriend jeans...

Sitting here this morning with coffee cup in hand I cannot believe it's already July! My nine year old has been having so much fun with music this summer that it is proving the truth in the saying, "Time flies when you're having fun!"

It's no secret that Texas summers can be scorchers but when Claire is playing a show, even though the temperature outside may be 100 degrees, the temperature inside the venue is usually "too cold!" Trying to find an outfit that can take me from the outdoors to the indoors in comfort and style isn't always easy and that's why when I came across these Paige Jimmy Jimmy boyfriend jeans I was so happy.  The fit is a slim boyfriend cut and the fabric is a lighter weight which makes them great for all year round and especially great for summer.

I picked up a pair of these jeans from Nordstrom in the Carrine wash and have another pair in the Santa Cruz wash and they are both fabulous. I've worn them with Sam Edelman Gigi sandals, Stuart Weitzman Alex wedges, LK Bennett pumps, and Chloe ballet flats.  These jeans are extremely versatile which is another reason why I love them.  Dress them up with a cute blouse or sweater or go more casual with a fantastic tee from LNA Clothing.  Either way you can't go wrong.

Nordstrom has a great selection of Paige jeans and right now the Jimmy Jimmy in the Carrine wash are on sale!  Happy Shopping!