There are so many sales these days that it's hard to keep straight! But I do always love checking out what Prime Day has to offer, as I order from Amazon at least once a week. We use Amazon quite a bit for the shop from everything to paper towels to shipping bags!

Here are a few things that I either already have or that I have my eye on!
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The Nordstrom Sale is here! As with pretty much every other blogger, I am sharing a little about the sale. When I shop the sale, I normally make a quick list about what I'm interested in finding. With so many things to choose from, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and hype of it all, so having a quick plan to stay on budget is always a good idea!

Things I was looking for:

  • wide brim hat
  • white sneakers
  • green or purple sweater
  • fun bag for fall
  • new pair of booties

What I Purchased

If you are going to purchase one item from this sale, this is the item I would recommend! I have had my Spanx leggings for going on 4 years and they have held up great. They are the only leather leggings I reach for in the fall and winter. While I already have a pair of these, we snagged a pair for my mom. 
Size Ordered: Small

This little sweater was in my second purchase and I hope it makes it by next Wednesday as I head to California for the weekend. I love sweaters like these for traveling and for the price, I wanted to see how this one would be!
Size ordered: Small

I love YSL lip products so I'm excited to give these lip balms a try.

I'm excited to see how this sweater fits when I get it in! I think it's definitely a popular item in this year's sale, but I loved the pretty lilac color. 
Size Ordered: Medium

One item I do like shopping for each year is a Leith cardigan. I have two in my closet and the one from 3 summers ago has about had it because I reach for it so much (year round! I even took it to the Bahamas the summer I got it for when we were inside). 
Size Ordered: Small

I think this is the item I am most excited about from the sale! I love a good pair of booties so I'm excited to get these in. I'm interested to see how they fit as my feet can sometimes be sensitive to closed toe shoes but fingers crossed that they work.
Size Ordered: 8.5

This sweater has already sold out in a lot of sizes and colors but I did purchase it in the white. I like these kind of sweaters for transition into fall as they look great with shorts. 
Size Ordered: Small

Other Favorites:

  • Tory Burch Crossbody - If I didn't have a crossbody I already loved, I may have snagged this one. 
  • Slides - I love slides in the fall with cropped denim, so these would be a great option!
  • Backpack - I just recently ordered a similar backpack from one of the brands we carry at the store, otherwise I would've purchased this one. It would be a great option for traveling!
  • Cropped Denim - I own these jeans and love them! They are so comfortable. 
  • Skinny Piped Jeans - 7 for all Mankind is one of my favorite brands (in full disclosure, we carry them at the shop) and I think these are so cute!
  • Red Sweater - I don't have many red sweaters and love the color for of this one! It would be great for NC State games or for Christmas. 
  • Wedge Sneakers - If I knew 100% that these sneakers would get to me by the time my flight left on Thursday morning, I would've ordered them! I love the idea of a little wedge. 
  • Star and Moon Earrings - These would make a great gift!
  • Crossbody/Belt Bag - This is another cute crossbody and I love that you can turn it into a belt bag. 
  • Luggage Set - I have a great luggage set that is nowhere near being retired, but I will be honest that I was tempted to purchase this set. 
  • Graphic Tee - This is another item I almost purchased for our trip. I love a fun graphic tee and this is a great price. 

Things I Already Own from the #NSALE:


  • Cropped Alexa - I mentioned this in the above but I have the cropped Alexa as we carried them at the shop! They are so comfortable and while I traditionally wear skinny jeans, I love mixing things up with these. 
  • Ugg Bootie - the pair I have is slightly different but I love my Ugg booties!
  • Dolman Sweater - I purchased this sweater last fall in a royal blue and it is so comfy. I do love this green so it was tempting to purchase it again.
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Overall Consensus: 

There are some good pieces available during the sale! I always love stocking up on sweaters during this sale but again, in transparency, because I know we have great sweaters coming to the shop, I didn't want to overbuy. 

There are some great jeans on sale - I really don't purchase any denim except what we carry in the shop which is why I passed over that completely. 

Items did sell out very quickly during this sale - items will inevitably be restocked as people do returns, but I was surprised at how fast things went out of stock. I was also hoping for some more options in the designer category but there wasn't anything I had to have. 

As a whole, I'm excited to get what I purchased! I'm not sure what items I'll end up keeping but I definitely have my favorites. Thanks so much for using Southern Style for #NSALE ideas and as always, choosing to shop through these links. 
Stephen and I have become somewhat of career wedding attendees - which we love to do because it means we get to celebrate with some of our closest friends and family on one of the biggest days of their lives! The year we got married, we went to 12 weddings plus our own (and I was in 3 other ones that same summer...my friend group easily says it was the absolute best summer).

When deciding on my wardrobe for each wedding, there are a lot of factors that I consider. Is the wedding inside or out? Will it be hot and humid or will there be a nice breeze? Should I wear wedges or heels? Often times, the invitation will be a clue as to how formal you should be but I've found for ladies, it's easy to find a dress that you feel great in but also fits the bill of attire.

Our most recent wedding was that of my cousin John Wesley and his bride Mary Margaret. Months back, they asked me to play the violin for their ceremony, which was such a huge honor. I immediately began thinking about what I wanted to wear. I knew I wanted something that looked professional being at the front of the church but I also wanted to be in love with the dress since it would be a wedding where so many of our friends and family would be. As soon as this dress arrived to the shop, I knew it was a winner! It actually sold out within a week so I ended up ordering one for myself because I knew I couldn't top it. I received the most compliments and it felt like the perfect little dress for a summer wedding. While it is almost sold out in the powder blue, it is also available in a beautiful black
I wore this green floral asymmetrical midi to a waterside outdoor wedding in June.
This striped midi swing dress was the perfect piece for my cousin's rehearsal dinner! It would also make a great outdoor wedding dress.


Does the above dress look familiar? It's 3 years old yet still the feature of my most read blog post ever. I've work it several times since I first wore it to friends' wedding in Richmond, Virginia. Most recently, it was the perfect piece for my great aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary! What I love about this dress is that it is formal enough for black tie but can also be appropriate if the attire is deemed cocktail. It also comes in a variety of beautiful colors.
I wore this little dress to a wedding in September. While it was technically a fall wedding, it would also be great for summer. 
Heading to a wedding this summer? Sometimes dress codes can be confusing. We're asked so often in the shop what is appropriate for a certain kind of wedding. While I wouldn't wear a sundress to a black tie wedding or a gown to a casual event, I do sometimes think that the dress codes are interchangeable, especially black tie to cocktail and cocktail to outdoor a wedding. Here are a few of my favorite dresses for various wedding attires. 

Black Tie



Cocktail



Beach/Outdoor Wedding Formal



Casual


In my latest 101 in 1,001 post, one of my to-dos was to find the perfect porch swing! Back in April, we hosted Easter lunch at our house and there's nothing like hosting a holiday party to get things moving on home progress! We ordered our porch swing and hung it the day before, and we've been enjoying it ever since!

Our porch is wide as well as deep, so we were flexible in what we wanted. I loved the look of the oversized bed swings but I also knew that I wanted to find one under $400, and the bed swings are definitely more of a splurge item. When I found this one on Hayneedle, I knew we had a winner (it's currently on sale)!

I accessorized with some last-minute pillow finds from Target and while they're not outdoor pillows, the porch is completely covered so I went for them anyway!

We still have some accessorizing to do on porch (and I'd love to add rocking chairs on the other side). I recently purchased this rug and now just can't wait for it to come in!

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It's been a bit since I've shared my favorite makeup and beauty items and with summer on the horizon, I've been trying to simplify things as much as possible. I shared this post back in December and while Peach Perfect is still my favorite foundation, I've changed up a few other things!

Now that we're in our warmer weather months (and thanks to my lash extensions), I've got it paired down to this things in my makeup routine:
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It was time for me to restock on some items, so my latest purchase included:
I've mentioned some of these in my every day routine so they need no revisiting, but you can't go wrong with these other products. I love the Rosebud Salve (I also love the Vaseline version) and keep some version of it or the Vaseline in my makeup bag, purse, and beach bag. As I was checking out, Sephora got me with a product suggestion of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and I've only been using it a few days but I'll report back! For the price, it got really good reviews so I'm excited to see how it turns out. 

I've also been wanting to try the Drunk Elephant products for quite some time, so I picked their sample set as my free gift. I used the face wash last night and my skin felt great after. I loved the moisturizer as well but to be honest, I still love my It Cosmetics and Lexli products just as much!
Even though it is technically still spring, it sure does feel like summer around here. We've had crazy hot temperatures (around 100 degrees in May, yikes!). To top it off, we've been staying at my family's beach house so it's felt a bit like vacation (aside from the fact that we're still going to work). 

When I was packing to stay, I wasn't sure if it would just be for a week or for a month, so I packed fairly light, especially for me. Now, in full transparency, our house is 15 minutes away or a 5 minute boat ride, so I've snagged a couple of things here and there, but I've found that I keep wearing the same stuff over and over again but in a good way. They are things I reach for regularly in my closet which has me motivated to do a huge closet cleanout this weekend. 

Some of the stuff that made its way to the beach were these finds from Amazon! Though I place at least one Amazon order weekly (we use it a ton for the shop), I'm always a little hesitant to purchase clothing. I decided though to try out a few things and none of it has disappointed!
I wore this swimsuit top over Memorial Day weekend (on my birthday) and I fell in love! It's easily one of my favorite swimsuit tops. It came with a matching bottom but it was a little too cheeky for me so I grabbed this one from Target which matches almost perfectly. I also snagged a fun little sarong. It's the perfect thing to throw in your boat or beach bag! Size ordered: M (in both)
I love a simple maxi dress because they are so easy for the summer. I wore this on the morning of my birthday to run errands, wore it as a cover-up, and then wore it again with sandals and fun jewelry. Size ordered: M
This little cover-up maxi comes in a million different color options! It was hard choosing but I thought the stripes were so cute (although I love the full lace version as well). Size ordered: one size. 
This is one of my favorite things that I ordered! I forgot I had ordered the black instead of the navy but I do really like how the black turned out. It's an easy casual option (could be a cover-up) but I wore it with Miller sandals, chunky gold bracelets and fun earrings to dinner last weekend and loved how it looked for an easy summer vibe. Size ordered: One size.
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