Friday, August 7, 2020

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2020

 It's that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is kicking off and I'll be sharing the things that caught my eye when I did a little in person browsing.  I was a little underwhelmed this year and I'm not sure if it's because of what is going on in the world and the thought of buying cute booties and purses isn't really on my mind right now but one thing that I have learned is that actually getting dressed has helped my mood and productivity during all of this so I may go ahead and treat myself to some staples and if you're in need, there are a lot of good ones this year! It's a great time to stock up on brands that rarely go on sale and also gift ideas, this blanket is a favorite of mine to give! Today I'll be sharing all the women's and hone finds and tomorrow I'll be sharing all the kids, men's and beauty finds. 

This is how the sale works. Nordstrom releases sales pricing based on your Nordstrom card member status. I posted the deets below so that you know when you can shop. 


I spent a lot of time browsing the entire sale so that you don't have to and I organized them by categories listed below, you can click on the image to shop. You can also see all of my selections on the LiketoKnowIt app. I have a love hate relationship with this sale because there are so many great finds but they sell out quickly so you have to act fast! 

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Dining Al Fresco with All Modern

This post is sponsored by AllModern, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Style Nest running!

I'm all about the outdoor spaces right now and with social distancing measures in place for the foreseeable future, it's time to savor every moment we can outdoors while the weather is nice. Whether that's enjoying your morning coffee in peace and quiet (not sure what those last words actually mean that I just muttered), hosting a safe 4th of July gathering or inviting a couple girlfriends over for outdoor belinis, it really is one of the joys of spending more time at home. 

I was excited to get creative with some of the selections that All Modern offers for dining al fresco and that included finding some great accessories that can be found in departments other then the outdoor section, yep, I'm talking about bathroom trays to hold your fruit and washcloths for guests as their napkins. It's fun to think outside the box and have items that serve multiple uses in your home.  



I updated our outdoor seating with these new woven chairs that are so lightweight and stackable which make them a great option for extra seating. I love the modern vibe it gives the space and they look great against our new planters which are really starting to take off. These also look great paired as a set with a cocktail table in between. 



Since our patio is down a flight of stairs I like to minimize my trips going up and down and this metal basket services the purpose of carrying everything I need to dine al fresco. When you're finished setting up your table, you could fill with large seltzer waters for your guests. 





When entertaining I like to choose serving pieces that are different and pair them with simple white plates and simple linens. I love this metal linear tray that I used to hold croissants but it would also serve as a great fruit bowl too. 


The serving tray holding the peaches is actually a bathroom tray but I decided to use it for my fruit. I just love the pattern of it and like having a smaller serving tray to hold fruit, crackers or mini cookies. 


 

These organic napkins are actually washcloths but I loved the look of them so much I decided to use them for napkins. I like the smaller size for outdoor entertaining. They come in a variety of colors and I think they actually make a great napkin if I do say so myself and being organic cotton is an extra bonus. 



You can't forget the flowers when dining al fresco and I love leather detail on this vase, it may be my favorite. The blush color is so pretty in person and you can use as a candle holder or a vase to hold those beautiful hydrangeas. Just depends what time of day you're eating. 



Miss Finley also enjoy dining al fresco, actually she would enjoy dining anywhere. As long as there are table scraps she can steal. 



You can shop my dining al fresco items by clicking on the photos or the items listed below: 


Peach Bellini Recipe:

2 ripe peaches, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 
1 teaspoon sugar
1 bottle chilled prosecco sparkling wine

Place the peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Press the mixture through a sieve and discard the peach solids in the sieve. Place 2 tablespoons of the peach puree into each Champagne glass and fill with cold prosecco. Garnish with peaches and mint and serve immediately.



















Sunday, June 14, 2020

CREATING OUR OUTDOOR RETREAT WITH ALLMODERN


This post is sponsored by AllModern, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Style Nest running! 


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After getting my new outdoor accessories, I was eager to finish my outdoor space to enjoy during our summer of 2020! I was looking for pieces to make the space feel complete and inviting! Since we'll be spending more time outdoors at our homes then normal this summer, I really wanted the space to feel like I was hanging out in my family room, just outside. I wanted it to be a reflection of my style, so I was excited to mix in accents from AllModern to really set off the west coast casual vibe I was going for outdoors. See my new additions below!






Accent pillows and throw blankets are the easiest way to make a space feel more inviting and cozier and the texture and quality of these pillows is beautiful and I love the tassel accent on them. I'm a neutral girl at heart but you could pair these with a pop of color as well. 

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Throw blankets are a must have for New England summers as our nights cool down quickly. We love to cozy up by the fireplace to roast some s'mores and watch a movie and I'm always reaching for a blanket and these throws are the perfect weight. I especially love the gray color options. It is also a great blanket for an afternoon picnic in the yard. Throwing them over the arm of a sofa or a chair gives the space those finishing touches it needs to make the space feel complete. 


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I love adding accent tables and stools to spaces because they create a place to place your drink or snacks, they are easy to move around and even create extra seating if needed. I love the simplicity of this white garden stool paired with the textures on our patio. I also love that we can easily move it around for drinks or a place to put our feet up after a long day. 



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When creating your outdoor oasis you can't forget your outdoor planters which is my favorite part. When we designed our outside patio and created the cedar privacy screens, I knew immediately that this wall was calling for some tall modern planters. These are great because they create a place to plant your flowers but take up very little space. It's an easy way to make a statement without doing much work. These also work great if you live in the city and are looking for a way to create a privacy screen from your neighbors. Add tall grasses or shrubs and you instantly have a wall. Planters are the place where you can add pops of color or create some drama on your patio, I like to stick with mostly whites, shades of purple and green but picking a color scheme and using it throughout the space in your planters can really create a beautiful space. I can't wait for the plants to fully bloom!  



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Outdoor lighting is one of the simplest ways to really up your outdoor ambience game and it doesn't have to be hardwired either There are so many great solar panel options that work well, as well as hanging options that you can add to your existing trees with candles or lanterns placed around your patio area. It's the little touches that will make you enjoy your outdoor space that much more. I added these little hanging lanterns from our tree and they create a unique art element during the day and at night I light the little tea lights I added to them. You can use real or battery operated. 


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I hope you're able to take some ideas from here for your own patio and I can't wait to share more ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor space this summer.  I'd love to see what you've done with your spaces as well. Share below in the comments!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Mother's Day is just around the corner and since stores are currently closed, it's time to start thinking about ordering those gifts online so they can arrive in time! I've rounded up some items I personally would like to receive and gifts that I think any mom would love from comfy cute sneakers for all those outdoor walks, to a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some great at home spa items so she can retreat to the bathroom for a little peace and quiet...a classic bracelet or a cute headband to help her make it until her next hair appointment. Also how cool is this self cleaning water bottle, one less thing she has to wash right now. Another favorite to receive is a beautiful gift basket and Marigold & Grey has a great selection perfectly wrapped for Mom. You can find all the items below! 


Thursday, April 2, 2020

THINGS TO DO AT HOME AND FOR YOURSELF WHILE IN QUARANTINE

It's crazy how things can change in a weeks time. The majority of us have been social distancing, isolating, and staying quarantined within our homes for over a week now. We're either going crazy or taking advantage of this time to get things done (I'm clearly not in the second category but I hope you are) . That being said, with no definite end in sight and who knows how many more weeks we'll be stuck at home, I've come up with a few suggestions of ways to pass the time, for the benefit of your home and for yourself!

Spring Clean EVERYTHING

It goes without saying that now is a good time to clean just about everything in your home. Any surface, all the nooks and crannies, bathrooms, windows, sheets, clothes, moldings, coffee maker, anything. What better time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning? This is my favorite site to order cleaning products from and now is the perfect time to create your own cleaning solutions. 


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Organize & Declutter

Make a list of all the places you'd like to declutter. Find a homes for all of your stuff! This is the key to staying organized. Find items in your home that you can repurpose for storage and organizing bins. Wrap old shoe boxes with pretty paper, Use glass canisters to store bathroom items such as cotton balls. Find random baskets not being used in your home to store that precious toilet paper. Get creative! 


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Start planting a garden 

This is high on my list when it gets warm out. I bought seedling kits to do as a project with the kids. I have been wanting to do this for years but have always been discouraged by the rabbits so if you have any tips to keep the rabbits out, let me know. Now is the perfect time to grow some of our own food. 


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Exercise

I miss the gym and Pilates more then I thought I would. It's important for our mental state to keep our body moving. There are so many offerings online right now for free and livestream classes, so take advantage. Some of my favorite at home workout apps are the Sweat app (I've done the BBG programs but have recently been doing Kelsey Wells programs), Obe and Alexia Clark. Alexia shares a lot of ways to use items from home to workout on her Instagram page. 

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Read 

I have a slew of books I've started and haven't finished, anyone familiar with that? It's the perfect time to take a break from the news and our phones and sit down with a good book and actually finish it. If you're looking for some good coffee table books to read, I've rounded up a couple of my favorites right here


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Clean out your basement or garage

We all know that dreaded space we've put off organizing. Well, now you have the time to tackle it. Create piles of things that you can donate when it's safe to and consolidate and organize the other remaining items on shelves. I don't know about you but being in my house so much has me wanting to really pare things down. 

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Try new recipes...cocktails included

We're always rushing to get everyone fed and we truly don't get to slow down and enjoy cooking a meal. Test out some new recipes to add to your favorites. Create your favorite Starbucks drinks at home. Play around with different cocktail combinations because we could all use one right about now. 

“When partygoers make it into a kitchen, they tend to never leave,” says interior designer Courtney Giles Decker. To route guests elsewhere in her own home, she turned a hallway into a bar, drawing people into a space fully stocked for cocktail hour.


Self Care 

It's a really important time to not forget about yourself right now. Take some time for a bath, some yoga or just sitting in peace and quiet. I mean driving around aimlessly in your car counts too. Just crank up those tunes and zone out. Whatever it is that recharges your batteries, it is really important to get that time. 

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