Friday, July 19, 2019

Dose of Disney: Pardon My French


Bonjour to a new week! In today's post I'm sharing one of my top favorite Disney looks I have created. When I saw these new Epcot country inspired ears I knew I wanted to create a look around the France pair as it is my favorite country in Epcot. So, I created a whole look centered around these Epcot ball ears. 


The main focus of this look is this hilarious tee from Forever 21. I picked it up during one of their sales and I am loving it for so many reasons. With it's French vibes it is perfect for an Epcot look. Plus, if you know me personally you know I kind of have a potty mouth. It's a bad habit I know, BUT this shirt kind of plays off of that as well. 


My skirt is also a Forever 21 find! Normally I do not like Forever 21, but I am seriously warming up to them. I've scored some really good deals from them recently and I'm all about a good deal. I scored this skirt for around $9 this past fall. It's super versatile and the quality is pretty good! 


This look is giving me all the Parisian vibes! I'm also obsessed with these ears! Way to go Disney for stepping up the ear game. Now you can rep your favorite country while eating your way through the countries. 





Where it's from: 
Shirt: Forever 21 
Skirt: Forever 21 
Ears: Disney Parks at Epcot 
Shoes: Nike from Nordstrom 
Necklace: Ever After Jewelry Co. at Disney Springs
Location: Epcot France Pavilion  


What is your favorite country at Epcot? Clearly I'm a France girl! But, I also love Japan, the U.K. and of course America! Let me know your favorite in the comments. 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dose of Disney: What's up dog?


Pluto is the cutest pup! Well, not as cute as my Chuck of course. But, none the less he is a cutie. When I saw this Pluto cropped polo at Forever 21 on sale I knew I had to scoop it up. Honestly, Forever 21's Mickey 90 collection was on fire. So many cool pieces that are unique to step up your Disney style. 


I paired this fun top with basic white high waisted shorts from Red Dress. These shorts are honestly a go-to for me. I got them on sale for about $12 and they are one of my best recent purchases. I've gotten a lot of use out of them! They don't have this exact pair but I've linked similar options below. The quality is good and they are all under $50, most in the $40 range! 


Speaking of recent purchases, I'm currently wearing my new Adidas sneakers from the Nordstrom sale in this look. These things are soooo comfortable! They are really great for running errands or even dressing up like this. With a higher lip you can also get away with wearing them with random socks. Which I appreciate because I always loose my basic white socks. 


Where it's from: 
Shirt: Forever 21 
Shorts: Red Dress Boutique 
Belt: vineyard vines 
Earrings: Target 
Bracelets: Hermes, Kendra Scott, Monica Vinader 


Shop my look below!

Do you have a favorite Disney dog? Let me know in the comments! 
 XOXO 
 Miranda

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

OOTD: Easy Basics


Sometimes it is nice to just wear some basics! I'm all for a trend but wearing simple classic pieces is also so nice and refreshing. My style in general tends to be more classic than trendy. So outfits like this are up my alley. 


You can dress up basic pieces with trendier accessories to make them new and fresh each season! This easy white pom pom tank top and navy shorts is a pretty timeless summer outfit. Nothing crazy going on. But, I paired it with a velvet headband, celestial themed earrings, and a straw circle bag to show off some current trends. Invest in classic pieces and then buy affordable accessories to mix those pieces up year after year. 


The best part about both of these clothing pieces is that they aren't even that big of an investment! This tassel top was on super sale at J. Crew Factory and was such a good deal. In my opinion you can never have to many basic white tops or blouses. They don't necessarily need to be huge investments, but you can find good quality affordable pieces that can last more than just one season. 


Almost 99% of the time I keep all of my clothes for years. I'm just starting to get rid of items from high school! I try to buy things that will last me a while instead of super trendy cheap items. 


Where it's from: 
Bag: Amazon 
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bracelets: Hermes, Monica Vinader, Kendra Scott 
Watch: Michelle 
Sunglasses: Ray Bans







What are your go-to basic clothing pieces? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top 5 Favorites Under $50

At the end of the day I'm always looking for the best deal. I won't buy anything unless I know it's a good deal and to be honest I rarely pay full price! So, today I wanted to share my top 5 sale items that are under $50. All of these items I think are a good deal and are good quality. I ordered or own all of these items, so I believe they are a good buy! 

 For beauty I love this Two Faced palette and mascara. This particular mascara is my favorite splurge mascara I've tried. I use it basically everyday and I love how it makes my lashes look. Plus this palette looks amazing! I ordered this online, but I love Tow Faced eyeshadow palettes. Again, I use them almost everyday. Then another great beauty buy is this Beauty Blender set. I bought it last year and I bought it again this year. I use my Beauty Blender every single day so having a backup plus a carrying case is great. I've used the case to travel with and it's great! Both of these beauty items are a great bargain and great products. 

 Home products I love are the candles from Volcano Blue plus this tassel blanket. The tassel blanket is one of my favorite fuzzy blankets! Plus it is a great bargain at around $25. Then this particular candle brand rarely goes on sale so this is a good time to pick one up. Especially if you have been eyeing, or smelling, them in Anthropolgie. 

 Last item I think is a great buy is any of the Zella leggings at the $38 price point. I refuse to spend over $50 ish on leggings. Shocking I know, but I do not own Lululemon leggings. These are just as good I think! Plus, way cheaper. I have a pair from maybe 4-5 sales ago and I love them. For sure would recommend! You can go for a basic black pair or a fun colored pair.




What are your favorite good buys from the sale? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda

Monday, July 15, 2019

Amazon Prime Day Deals July 15th!



Have you seen enough about sales yet? Probably. But here we are again with another sale post, this time for Amazon Prime Day deals! I was browsing through the sale deals and I found some pretty good ones while sorting through the hundreds of products. I don't know much about tech, so I'll keep my suggestions to beauty and fashion. My expertise! 

There are some great deals on beauty tools during the sale. Like this Hot Tools curling iron is on sale! I've used Hot Tools curling irons for quite some time and I love them. So for sure worth picking one up if you are in the market for a new curling iron. I also saw some heated brushes, the Beachwaver, and some blow dryers on sale as well! There are also facial brushes and more skincare focused devices included as well. Whether you want to step up your hair game or skincare routine the sale has some great deals to help that. 

Beauty in general is a good category for the sale. My go-to beauty product Garnier Micellar water is on sale! You get two huge bottles for a great deal. I swear by this stuff. No makeup wipes for me! ONLY Micellar water. 

Of course there are a ton of fashion and clothing options available in the sale. One brand that stuck out to me was Adidas! They have some cute sneakers and workout clothing included. Also, noticed some fun Amazon brand bags like this clear tote that every blogger has and some fun straw options. 

Some random items that I found were some iPhone charging cables, who ever has enough of those? Then a Cricut!!! If you are a crafting nerd like me then you will love a Cricut machine. My mom has one and I love using it for scrapbooking, making cards, really the sky is the limit. Then of course products like Amazon Dots are included in the sale too. I know very little about technology, but read some reviews and score a good deal on things like TVs, tablets, and other tech during the sale as well.

You can shop all of these products below!


Well, that is everything that caught my eye in the sale! What are you planning on stocking up on? XOXO 
 Miranda

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Post Grad Sale Guide

As a post grad girl, there are a few things you need to survive in the adult world. Luckily, the Nordstrom sale is a good opportunity to stock up on business essentials for fall. Today, I wanted to share some good basics and some fun pieces that would be great for anyone who just graduated college, or if you've been out of school a few years but are still looking for cute work and adult appropriate pieces. 

 SHOES 
 When it comes to shoes having a nice basic sneaker, nude flat, and a nude heel are essential for an adult wardrobe. Particularly, I love Cole Haan sneakers. I wear them all the time for work! Granite I have a more unique job position where I can be on my feet all day at conventions and shows so having comfortable sneakers that are still appropriate is very handy. This pair from Cole Haan is a great basic to wear with jeans or chino pants for a casual work environment. Nude heels and flats are a no brainer obviously. They go with so much and can also be worn for weddings, cocktail parties, or other grown up events. Once I graduated college I downgraded my 5inch heels for a shorter heel because how in the heck did I ever walk in those?!

BLAZERS 
 I am here for the blazer trend for this fall. I LOVE a good blazer, not even just for work. You can layer any of these blazers with a button down or blouse for work. Then transition it to casual style by pairing it with jeans, a tee, or even a silk cami. I will say the sale has some super cute blazer options this year.

OUTERWEAR 
Okay ladies, I am here to tell you to invest in a NICE coat. No one wants to wear their old bar coat to the office or out with friends. Obviously I will suggest a fabulous Barbour jacket because #shamelessplug. But in all seriousness, Barbour jackets last a lifetime if properly cared for. This is a jacket you can buy now and wear well into your 30's and it will still be classic and in style. They really are a great investment! Plus, they don't go on sale all that often.

DRESSES & TOPS 
 There are some cute dresses and tops included in the sale as well. Nothing super crazy here, but some good options for the office or even for a night out. Some of these would also be cute for a fall wedding!

WORK PANTS 
If you go into a true office, I love some of these pants for work wear. They are more interesting then basic slacks but still professional.

Those are all of the products I'd recommend to post-grads! Again, some great pieces that could be good options for work wear that can also transition out of the office.
XOXO 
Miranda

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: MY HAUL!

Okay everyone, this is the big one. My Nordstrom Sale Haul! WARNING: My strategy for every N Sale is to purchase stuff then decide later. This is usually the easiest way since things sell out so quickly during the sale. So most likely I will not keep every single item included in this post. I haven't gotten any of the items I ordered online yet, so I still have to try on things and work through everything. But, for now I wanted to share what I did pick up so you can see! Without further ado... here is my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul 2019! 



 CLOTHING
This year's sale I got a few key clothing pieces to add to my fall wardrobe. Normally I feel like I find a lot more clothing pieces I'm interested in. Particularly jeans, but this year I didn't really find any jeans I was interested in. For the past probably 3 years I've picked up a pair of Paige jeans. The jeans included in this year's sale just didn't catch my eye though. But, the sweater selection was pretty good! I wasn't able to pick up two of the sweaters I wanted. I did pick up this great black and white sweater. Since I haven't tried on most of the clothing pieces I can't speak to fit at this point. We'll have to wait and see what ends up working out. I also picked up this great camel, grey, and pink sweater. Hopefully it lives up to the hype! It sure does look cute online. I also picked up this cheetah cami, which hopefully will be good for layering. Originally I wanted the cream but they had sold out in my size. Two more splurge clothing pieces I ordered were a fun tweed blazer and a Barefoot Dreams cardigan. Again, we shall see if they live up to the hype. Last two pieces I got were Zella leggings. I picked these up in stores so I was able to try them on and I love the fit! I would say they are TTS and are really great quality. I'm hoping to up my workout game so hopefully these will help the cause. 




SHOES 
 To be honest this sale I didn't LOVE any of the boots offered. I'm very happy that I bought my boots last year. So, this year I picked up a few very random shoes to be honest. First up I picked up two pairs of Uggs. It feels like sixth grade again! But, I bought a pair of Ugg boots last year and ended up wearing them all the time to take the dog out. So here we are buying another pair! I also opted for the pink Ugg slippers because comfort. Then these Tory Burch sandals...they are so pretty! This blush color is so pretty and I think will be a great neutral for summer, well what's left of it. Every year I usually pick up some sort of sneaker. Adidas is usually a favorite of mine. This option is a little more athletic then I would normally go for but they are sooooo comfortable! I think they will be great for running around or even for travel. 




 BEAUTY 
 Nordstrom really stepped up their beauty game this year. There were so many good sets available! I probably picked up one too many but here we are. From Two Faced eye shadow palettes to this Dior lip set I can't wait to use these products! The sale also included my newest obsession Supergoop. I picked up the mist sunscreen set which I think will come in handy throughout the year and on my next vacay. Another splurge purchase was a set of Slip pillowcases. I've heard so much about these so can't wait to try them out! 

ACCESSORIES 
 Most of these accessories are super affordable! I always gravitate towards Kendra Scott's offerings during the sale. This year they were real good. It was hard to decide which to pick up! Online I ordered a few and we'll see what I end up keeping. My BIG splurge for the sale was this pair of Dior sunglasses. Ugh, they are so pretty. I've been eyeing a pair like this for a while so when I saw them included I knew I had to go for it!




That is everything I purchased from the Nordstrom sale! Again, I most likely will not be keeping all of this. Once everything comes in I will see the quality and fit and go from there! Did you pick up anything from the sale yet? Let me know your favorites! 
 XOXO 
 Miranda

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: College Girls Guide


I loved shopping the sale while I was in college! It was a way that I could get brand new fall styles before I went off to school and get them on sale. Really, it's a win-win. Normally during college I would stick to the BP section of the area. But, there are a lot of good deals and brands this sale that are outside of the BP section that are worth exploring! In today's post I want to share some items I think would be great essentials for any college girl to pick up during the sale. From shoes, clothing, to dorm or apartment accessories there is a ton of back to school essentials you can pick up from the sale before you head back to campus. 

 CLOTHING 
While I was in school I would also stock up on clothing pieces from the sale. Affordable denim was a huge thing for me during school. I didn't buy my first pair of Paige jeans until I was at least a senior in college. Denim in that $50 and under range is key for a college girls budget! There are a few good denim brands that are on sale during the sale that are a lower price point. Trust me, you do not have to spend $150 on a pair of jeans to get good quality! Another piece I always picked up in the sale was a Patagonia popover. I wore these things alllll the time in college. Again, another easy thing to throw on for class or to hang around your dorm or apartment.

ACCESSORIES 
To finish off your N Sale purchases be sure to pick up a few affordable accessories. Some of my favorite brands from this year include Madewell, Baublebar, and Kendra Scott. Most pieces are under $100, if not under $50. All great ways to accessorize your new fall finds!

SHOES 
During college I lived in my Adidas sneakers. I've picked up multiple pairs from the sale and they have quite a few cute pairs this year! I'm especially loving this white pair because they are comfy but cute. Plus, they are white so they are super versatile. Sneakers like this are great to pair with leggings and a sweatshirt for class. Vans are also a popular sneaker amongst college students. I think these suede ones would be great to hit the bars with your friends or for football tailgating season. Bonus points if your school colors are red! Then of course you need a pair of Ugg slippers to roam around the dorm or your apartment in.

DORM OR APARTMENT 
During the sale in the past I have also picked up those yummy candles from Anthropologie. You know the ones... the ones that smell like literal HEAVEN IN A JAR. Yup, those are on sale. Your girl does not want to spend $50 on a candle. So, be sure to pick one up during the sale. I bought one last year and they sold out so quick, I'm glad I picked it up when I did! I also picked up a fun tassel blanket for my apartment and I love it. I sleep with it and I used to have it in our sitting room as decor. It's super soft and a more affordable blanket option compared to some. But, in case you feeling fancy I also linked some more bougie blankets because who doesn't love a soft blanket?

Those are all of my college girl suggestions for the Nordstrom sale! All links for non pre-sale shoppers will be active beginning July 19th. 
 XOXO 
 Miranda

Friday, July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Items I Already Own



It is time.... for the Nordstrom Sale! I know I know... you've already seen 5,000 blogposts, Instagram posts, email blasts, Instagram stories you name it on this dang sale. Well, I'm here to tell you that it isn't going to get better. So I'm sorry. BUT, I am here to share products and categories that I think will benefit YOU! 

 My approach for this sale is to show you items I already own, items I am buying, or items I think that will work well for my followers. Over the next few days I will put out a bunch of different posts highlighting things that I like and enjoy. There will be coverage here on my blog, on Instagram, and be sure to follow me on the LikedToKnowIt APP. To find me on the app look up my username miranda_pollitt19! 

 In today's post I am sharing items that I have bought in years past that have come back! These are all items I own or I own similar items. I've used these items, worn them, and tested them out. In some cases I think the quality has slipped in some and in others it's stayed exactly the same. So, keep that in mind while shopping!


HOME 


 Last year I purchased two home products that I really loved and they brought them back this year! First up is this tassel throw blanket. This thing is sooooo soft! And it is one of the more affordable blanket options in the sale. Mine is a coral pink color which appears to be the same color they are offering this year. It's great as decor or for lounging around. I also picked up a Volcano candle last year. These sold out literally on the first or second day of the pre-sale. I'm so glad I scooped it up when I did. Be sure to pick these up ASAP if you want them! It's a good time to stock up on these candles because normally they are $30+ at Anthropologie full price.



CHEETAH BOOTIES 


 During the sale a year ago I picked up a pair of Cole Haann cheetah booties. For this years sale they brought back a Cole Haan cheetah boot option. But, honestly they do not look as good of quality this year. Granite I am going in store today so I will double check quality. However, I think I'd suggest looking at different brands for a cheetah bootie option. There are so many offered that there is bound to be a good one in the bunch!


ADIDAS GAZELLE SNEAKER 
 I love this sneaker. I bought a pair last year and the year before. Simply because I wanted a backup pair and the fabrications were slightly different. These go with so much! I wear them to Disney, just out and about, or even for work/ traveling. They are a great comfortable sneaker that don't look super athletic which is nice.


NIKE CORTEZ SNEAKER 
 Another one of my go-to sneakers. This is a rust color and mine are a white leather option. I tried to purchase the blush pink from last years sale but ended up returning them. They run SUPER small! So, I'd recommend sizing up or ordering 2 sizes to see what works best.


HUNTER & UGG BOOTS 
We all know and love Ugg and Hunter so these are self explanatory. Last year I picked up a pair of Ugg boots and thanks to my puppy Chuck they are not looking to hot... so we will be picking up a new pair. Thanks Chuck! I bought a pair of Hunter rain boots very similar to these about 3-4 years ago. Mine had a zipper down the back but they are virtually the same color and style. I like this shorter style compared to the tall because they don't bother my knees as much. If you are short like me these are the way to go.


MICHELLE & SHINOLA WATCHES 
 I'm kind of on a watch kick lately so seeing these in the sale is very tempting. I purchased my Michelle Deco watch at full price for a birthday present back in college I believe. It is a great investment piece. Like most high end watches the straps are interchangeable so it is very versatile. Then I have been on a Shinola obsession lately and have purchased two watches in the past probably two months #oops. So, take advantage of these two on sale during the sale! Can't say enough good things about Michelle and Shinola watches. For sure worth the splurge as you will have them forever.


MONICA VINADER BRACELET 
 This was a splurge item for me I think two years ago. Obviously mine isn't covered in diamonds, but if you are trying to be fancy go for it. I wear my bracelet that is this style literally every single day. I'm not kidding. It is such a great piece and they are super neutral so you can wear it with anything. For sure worth the investment again!


TORY BURCH AND LONGCHAMP BAGS 
 I bought this basically EXACT style bag I think 2-3 years ago from the N Sale. This one for sure looks like worse quality not going to lie. But, again haven't seen it in person (will report back). But, I thought it would be worth mentioning. It's a nice style because you can wear it on your shoulder or convert the straps to a crossbody. Then Longchamp bags are a classic for me. This style expands to be much bigger, which is nice for travel! You can't go wrong with a basic navy or black Longchamp. If you don't own one already I highly recommend them.


BARBOUR JACKETS 


 If you don't already know, I work for Barbour on their sales team. SO SHAMELESS PLUG BUT be sure to shop the Barbour jackets during this sale. They are all exclusive too Nordstrom so you cannot find these jackets anywhere else. You will not see deals like this on Barbour this early in the season anywhere else! Most of them are around 40% off I believe. Wax jackets are a great starting point if you are new to Barbour. They are what we are most well known for. Our rain jackets, also known as Waterproof Breathables, are 100% waterproof! These jackets are more expensive because they have a lot of technology and work that is built into them. Then of course a basic quilt is a staple in anyones coat wardrobe!


KENDRA SCOTT JEWELRY 
 I've purchased countless Kendra Scott items from sales past. I've purchased earrings, bracelets, necklace, you name it. They have some great pieces this year for good prices so be sure to check those out.

STRIPE SWEATER 


 This sweater is basically a crew neck dupe for my Atlantic Pacific sweater I love! For sure recommend this and I for sure think it will sell quickly.

BEAUTY BLENDER 
 Beauty Blender gift set for the win! I purchased this exact set last year and I do not regret it. The carrying case is actually amazing, perfect for travel. Plus it's basically a buy one get one free ish deal for a beauty blender. Those things ain't cheap man!



Those are all of the items included in this years sale that I own! Please let me know if you have specific questions on any of these products. Again, some of these items are the new or updated versions of the products I have previously purchased. So, they may not be exactly the same but they are pretty close! Be on the lookout for more Nordstrom sale product this weekend and upcoming week! 
XOXO 
 Miranda