Weekend Things | NSale

hudson baby jeans

Before I even begin to dive into anything about this weekend, can we just take a minute to talk about how beyond darling these Hudson baby jeans are?! They’re one of the first things I lusted after for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but for some reason, I didn’t pull the trigger and order them. Enter, this weekend, where I stopped into Nordy’s to return some of my online Nsale purchases and ended up buying the exact same amount I returned (ahhh!!!). So, here’s the full rundown.

topshop stripe midi skirt

I ordered this Topshop stripe midi skirt and matching croptop. I was super pleased with the quality but ended up ordering two sizes too big. I would recommend ordering the skirt but the top fit a little weird on my boobs. Instead, I ended up picking up these Topshop white distressed jeans, which are currently on sale for $23.99! They’re high waisted, a boyfriend fit and super comfortable and flattering. And, majorly cheap. I also picked up this Topshop black maxi skirt and this Topshop metallic yarn crop top, which I completely fell in love with. Trust me when I say, this is one of those tops that’s just beyond gorgeous in real life and the online pics do not do it justice. I also ended up returning this Hanky Panky bralette and panty set. I loved them, but the colors were so crazy, I just didn’t know what I would wear them under.

chantelle bra Out of the lingerie I ordered, I kept and completely fell in love with this Chantelle bra and this Hanky Panky bralette. It’s comfy, cute and great quality. And not on sale, but plain gorgeous and at a great price point, I picked up this Vince Camuto rose gold necklace.

Otherwise, this weekend was spent party planning for the big ONE, which is just around the corner! I’m such a sucker, I get misty eyed just thinking about it. Needless to say, no details about that will be divulged until I’m ready to share photos from the soiree. It’s hard to believe a year with this baby boy has already flown by!

For more of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary picks, check out this post. Prices go up August 3!

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Beauty Sleep for Your Hair

beauty sleep hair

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You already know a good night’s sleep is priceless for your skincare routine, but it’s also a great time to treat your hair, too! A good night’s beauty sleep for your hair is so easy to do, and totally convenient since it’s pretty much effortless. Wake up with naturally healthier and shinier tresses with these tips on beauty sleep for your hair.

Sleep Dry, Baby!

You should never, ever go to sleep with your hair wet. Water in your hair cuticle makes it more susceptible to splits and breakage. If you wash your hair at night and don’t have time to blow-dry it, wrap it in a cotton tee, which isn’t as harsh on the hair as a towel.

Repair, Repair

I don’t always condition in the shower but I am a fan of using a good overnight conditioner. A leave-in treatment before bed will help hydrate your hair and you’ll wake up with super smooth and shiny tresses. I like Ojon Damage Reverse and Moroccan Oil. I also hear Living Proof Perfect Hair Day is pretty amazing.

Befriend the Humidifier

AZ is dry, dry dry, which can really parch your skin and your hair. Circulate some extra moisture in the air by using a humidifier to help give your tresses the extra hydration they need. Moisturized strands will be a lot less frizzy, shinier and break less. We use this one that’s shaped like a cube, it’s stylish and functional.

Channel Your Inner Rapunzel

Always brush your hair before bed. A natural boar bristle brush, like the Mason Pearson brush, is the best. You’ll detangle and distribute oil from your roots throughout your hair shaft. This also helps get rid of any product you may have used earlier in the day.

Wrap it Up

If your hair is naturally curly and prone to curling overnight–something you may not want if you just spent time blowdrying it!–wrap it with bobby pins to keep it straight and smooth. Check out this youtube tutorial for a visual step-by-step on how to do this.

Switch to Silk

Want to extend the life of your blowout? Swap out that cotton or flannel pillowcase and upgrade to silk. Rather than rubbing on cotton all night and causing friction, silk allows your hair to “glide” so you’ll have less damage and less frizzes. Even better, it’s great for your skin, too since it wicks away moisture and is naturally hypoallergenic.

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