What I Bought from the Zara Summer Sale


zara summer sale haul 2017

zara summer sale haul 2017

zara summer sale haul 2017

I thought I would end up returning these denim shorts but I loved them in person and they fit so well! It looks like these aren't on sale anymore but they're still available here

zara summer sale haul 2017

zara summer sale haul 2017

zara summer sale haul 2017

I can never have enough oversized sweaters! It's cut very wide and is so cozy. It's still available in pink here. For reference, I got a size S and I'm wearing it in my latest instagram picture here

zara summer sale haul 2017

zara summer sale haul 2017

I live in big blanket scarves during fall and winter so I had to buy these when I saw them. They are super soft!! These sold out on the website. 

zara summer sale haul 2017

All the bags I own are black so I was missing a colorful summer bag. It's very small compared to my others so it fits only the essentials! It's still available here

zara summer sale haul 2017

Happy Friday friends! Zara's summer sale started last Thursday but their online sale opens up right at 12 am. I was glued to my phone browsing the sale as soon as it hit midnight. I always try to have a gameplan for any major sale so I can get what I want before it sells out. I headed straight for the shorts which I need more of and the jeans too. I always have to check out their outerwear and knitwear as well. I did find one pair of shorts and the rest are things I wasn't necessarily in the search for, at least right now for my summer closet.

One of the best things about ordering from Zara is that they offer free shipping over $50 and free returns. So I don't have to worry about returning something I didn't love. But I loved everything this time! Things sell out super quickly online but I will link it if it's still available!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! :)

Flannel for Summer & the Best White Shorts


H&M flannel, similar here | Levi's shorts, similar on sale here | Aldo boots, love this pair | Westward Leaning sunglasses, on sale here | Necklace | Watch 

I have been looking for the perfect pair of white denim cutoffs and I've found them!! It's a true white, great quality material that isn't thin and transparent, and they have just the right amount of distressing. I went with the color called 'with the band' but there's another white pair that I've linked that's on sale for under $30! I love flannels for summer because they're so easy to wear and look so effortlessly cool. You could also just wear it wrapped around your waist and pair it with a cool band tee or tank. My western style booties from Aldo were the perfect touch to finish off this outfit. What do you guys think of this look?
I always try to put all the details on my look under the last photo of each post and include the links to the item or similar items. But now you can also shop the look at the very end of my post by looking through the widget and clicking on the products through there. Just thought I would mention it for my new readers! Have a lovely Monday guys!! :)

Linking up with Trendy & Tidy and J Petite

Summer Trend: Skorts


one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight

It looks like skorts have decided to make a comeback this summer. I've been seeing them everywhere!! Zara is always my to go when looking for trendy pieces like this. So that's exactly where I headed to find the perfect one. The one thing that you must keep in mind when shopping at Zara is that styles sell out super fast! SO when you see something you like in your size you better put it in your cart and buy it immediately! 

I've rounded up some of my favorite skorts, shorts and skirts from the Zara website and linked them for you all to shop. I also added a few more options that aren't from Zara in the widget above. I'd love to know which number is your favorite!! Mine is number 3! And what are your thoughts on skorts? Will you be wearing them this summer?

UPDATE: The Zara summer sale started today and almost all of the items I included are in the sale!!! 

Linking up with J Petite

Neutrals & Pink


topshop stone jeans adidas stan smith westward leaning flower sunglasses

topshop stone jeans adidas stan smith westward leaning flower sunglasses

topshop stone jeans adidas stan smith westward leaning flower sunglasses

topshop stone jeans adidas stan smith westward leaning flower sunglasses
Rue 21 top | Topshop pants, similar color here | Adidas shoes | CLUSE watch | Kate Spade cuff | Urban Outfitters bag | Westward Leaning sunglasses

These photos were taken last Thursday when my photographer (my sweet boyfriend haha) had some free time so we quickly snapped some photos for my blog while doing some shopping downtown. I also happened to discover the pink wall of my dreams! Seriously I was obsessed and my boyfriend didn't quite get my excitement for it but surely you guys understand right?! I was wearing a pair of Topshop leigh jeans, my stan smiths, and a white tank top. I love the light color of the pants it's a great alternative to white pants (that I always manage to stain haha) but somehow this is one of my least worn pair of pants! I will have to challenge myself to find more ways to style them.

That's all for today! Have a wonderful Monday :)

Linking up with Trendy & Tidy and J Petite

Summer Styles On Sale Right Now


The heat and humidity are in full force here in North Carolina. The best way to stay cool is by wearing cute rompers, flowy dresses, and cutoff shorts. Since I know most of you are shopaholics like myself I wanted to let you know that Shopbop is having a sale on their sale right now and it ends in 2 days! Just use code SCORE17 at checkout to get an extra 25% off all their sale items!! I browsed through their site and picked a few of my favorites and separated them into categories for you all to shop. All you have to do is click on the picture of the item and it will take you to it. 

Let me know which of these is your favorite?? These are mine! I love the fun, bright color and the cute winky eyes!!




Ruffles & Block Heel Sandals


forever 21 ruffle top kendra scott rocksbox coupon

forever 21 ruffle top zara destroyed jeans steve madden carrson sandals kendra scott rocksbox coupon

forever 21 ruffle top zara destroyed jeans kendra scott rocksbox coupon

forever 21 ruffle top zara destroyed jeans kendra scott rocksbox coupon

forever 21 ruffle top zara destroyed jeans kendra scott rocksbox coupon

forever 21 ruffle top zara destroyed jeans steve madden carrson kendra scott rocksbox coupon

forever 21 ruffle top zara destroyed jeans kendra scott rocksbox coupon
Forever 21 top, similar here | Zara jeans, similar here | Steve Madden sandals, similar version under $30 | Kendra Scott necklace & earrings | CLUSE watch | Bp bracelet  | Lipstick in shade 08 layered with gloss in color 'whisper''

Happy Tuesday friends! I absolutely love wearing this bell sleeve top - one of my favorite spring purchases for sure! I couldn't wait until Wednesday to share this look with you all so I hope you don't mind a Tuesday post. This top is gorgeous on its own but I wanted to add extra pops of color to my look with my earrings and necklace that I received in my rocksbox (learn how you can get your first month free!). I didn't think I would be able to wear this turquoise necklace as often as I have but honestly, it goes with SO much of what I already own. 

Linking up with J Petite and Trendy & Tidy

Blouse & Distressed Jeans


Zara jeans, similar here | H&M top, similar here | CLUSE watch, similar here | H&M shoes, similar here

I wanted to really quickly show you guys this outfit I wore on Friday. As I was looking through my closet I found this cream blouse that I hadn't worn in so long. So that quickly solved my what to wear crisis. I love how it looks tucked into a pair of jeans. It's even more perfect that these are distressed so it balances out the dressy blouse. I wore my new CLUSE watch which is my go-to now. It complements all of my outfits with its beautiful simplicity!

Have a great Mondays guys! <3

Linking up with Trendy & Tidy

Mirrored Sunnies


Target top | Zara jeans, similar here | Rue 21 shoes, similar here | Westward Leaning sunglasses |

Happy Friday lovelies! I've been preparing for summer by collecting fun accessories and sunglasses! These are my newest pair of sunnies and I'm obsessed with them!! The mirrored lenses are so fun and perfect for summer! I bought them during the half yearly sale which you may already know if you read this post. I debated between these or going for the aviator style but I think I made the right choice! What do you guys think?

Have a wonderful weekend! <3

Matcha Love


how to make an iced matcha green tea latte

how to make an iced matcha latte

smoothie bowl and iced green tea latte

My latest obsession is matcha green tea powder. In today's post I'll be showing you how I use it to make an iced latte. It's also great for hot lattes but I usually prefer iced especially now that it's practically summer. I like drinking it alongside my breakfast to help me kick start my mornings. Not only is it a great coffee replacement because it contains caffeine but it's also jam-packed with antioxidants! Antioxidants are what our bodies use to help fight off free radicals - molecules that age and damage our cells. One benefit that I've already noticed from taking matcha is that it keeps me feeling fuller for longer. That way I don't feel like snacking throughout the whole day.

These measurements are approximate as I tend to not measure anything.

1/4 cup hot water (not boiling because you can burn the matcha which makes it bitter)
1/2 - 1 tsp matcha green tea powder - I've tried this one but this one is my favorite!
3/4 cups almond milk (coconut milk is great too!)
ice cubes
honey to taste
milk frother - here is one but ikea makes the best one for under $3! (to dissolve and blend the matcha powder)

Step 1: Mix the matcha powder into the hot water
Step 2: Use the frother to blend it up and get rid of clumps. If you don't have a frother a blender works just as good to mix it all up. 
Step 3: Sweeten with honey or your favorite sweetener.
Step 4: Fill up with your glass with almond milk and ice cubes.
Step 5: Add a cute straw, stir and enjoy!! 

Are any of you matcha addicts like me? Let me know what your favorite morning drink is down in the comments! :)


What I Bought from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale +More


cluse watch box

cluse la boheme watch rose gold grey

A watch from Cluse. It was time for a new watch with a more simple and casual style. Cluse makes beautiful watches and a lot of them went on sale so now was the perfect time. I went with the 'la boheme' style in rose gold  with a grey strap. It's so beautiful and I'm looking forward to using it as my everyday watch! The exact one I bought already sold out but it's available in the smaller size here. I also looove this version - it's all black and looks sooo sleek! 

cluse la boheme watch kate spade pink tag along cuff

Pairs perfectly with my Kate Spade cuff from my rocksbox. Don't forget you can use code simplynancyblogxoxo to get your first month FREE! 

How adorable is this cat unicorn key chain!?

Louis Vuitton orange box

A small little LV gift to myself...

Westward Leaning Flower Sunglasses tortoise silver

Westward Leaning Flower Sunglasses tortoise silver

The most beautiful sunnies ever from Westward Leaning. What's cool about Westward Leaning sunglasses is that they are designed with all face shapes, genders, and ethnicities in mind so that they're universally flattering. I'm so happy to have found these in the half yearly sale! P.s. it ends in two days (June 4th) so don't forget to check out their selection! This is the other pair I was deciding between since I don't have a pair of aviators yet.

Westward Leaning Flower Sunglasses tortoise silver

L'Oreal lash paradise mascara review
I bought L'Oreal's new lash paradise mascara from Target. I had been waiting for this to come out for weeks and had to pick it up as soon as I saw it. It's really good guys! Definitely pick one up if you see it at Target or Ulta.

I hope you all enjoyed this mini shopping post! If you shopped the Nordstrom sale leave me a comment telling me what you bought, I'd love to know! :)