Category Archives: fashion

A casual outfit from the Nordstrom Sale

anniversary sale

        So people, guess what? This skirt and this sweatshirt, combined, are under a $100! Now that’s what I call a good deal. There are so many great buys at the Nordstrom Sale! Have you bought anything yet? I went into the store on the first day. It was chaos and I…
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Anniversary pre sale

The famous Nordstrom Anniversary sale is upon us, well, at least the pre-sale is starting today {for those with a Nordstrom card}. Did you know that I worked at Nordstrom? Yes, I did, for five years! Let me tell you, the sale is incredibly different now than it was 20 years ago. (I can’t believe…
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2 Dresses in Philly

streets of Philadelphia dress

  Philadelphia is a town of so much history! Of course, there’s the old Liberty Bell (which I actually saw on my senior class trip!) and more importantly, the steps that Rocky ran up…. Recently, we were in Philly and we took  a quick second to see Elfreth’s Alley. It was built in 1702 and…
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My Curly Hair Product Experiment

2 products for curly hair

Recently I read a story about a girl whose curly hair transformation post went viral. Not only was it mentioned in Glamour, it was also in Allure.  ( I have a lot of time to read magazines when we travel …) Of course, after reading about it and seeing that the products were just normal…
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My Nickname is Fancy Pants

floral crops

My husband actually had to request that I do something about my overstuffed drawer in our dresser. Not only was I leaving laundry stacked on top of the dresser because it wouldn’t fit, it was so full that when I put clean laundry in it and jammed it shut, a shirt that was on the…
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15 Graphic Tees To Up Your T-shirt Game

graphic top

I love graphic tees. I think they are fun (har har) and light hearted. Of course, they are perfect with shorts and jeans, but I think it’s fun to pair a graphic tee with a maxi skirt or dress pants too.  Now, be selective when shopping for your graphic tees. There is no shortage of…
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The Best Part of a Swim Suit

kelly dorn nelson

The best part of a swim suit, is not the swim suit. It is the COVERUP that is the best part because of course, that’s how you feel comfortable walking around in public, in said swim suit. A maxi dress coverup elevates your whole status.  Throw on a cool hat and heads will turn. Like “who…
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My worst summer job


Do you remember what your worst summer job was? This topic was front and center recently since school is out for my boys. Although this little market we happened upon in Dallas was not exactly like my farmer’s market experience, all of the veggies lined up brought back some memories.   The one summer job that…
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A white dress, an essential for your summer wardrobe

eyelet white dress

A white dress is essential for summer! A dress like this is adaptable because it can take you from a baby shower, to date night, to a wedding. Switch up the look by  changing from sandals to heels, from a straw purse to an evening clutch.  If it’s cool out you can throw on a…
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This awesome striped maxi dress and thoughts on my son’s graduation

kelly nelson

  Oh my goodness! For obvious reasons this is my new favorite dress. I Instagrammed this pic with a question asking if it was appropriate to wear to my son’s high school graduation. The overwhelming response was yes!  My first thought when selecting this dress for graduation, was that people will be distracted by my…
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