Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4th Sales!

Happy July 4th Friends!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  I am looking forward to spending time with some good friends and watching the fireworks tonight,  Sterling is so excited!

There are some awesome sales going on this weekend.
 Now is the time to take advantage of some sweet deals.

Lulu and Georgia is having 25% off their whole site with code USA25.
I am so wanting this rug for our screen porch makeover I am working on.  Shop whole site HERE

I also love these hot pink pillows.


Rebecca Taylor is having additional 40% off all sale.  Some major steals.  Use code RT14JUL40
Not sure why the model looks so miserable:)

Tried on this RT dress and loved it.  Snag it on sale while you can the colors are so gorgeous

Shopbop did some new markdowns.  I am lusting after this Equipment Blouse, now 40% off.

Also love this Joie Tote that is now 50% off!  Also comes in red/white pattern that I really love!


Furbish Studio is having 15% off their entire site!  Use code HAPPY4.  Shop the whole Furbish Site Here.
I am obsessed with this Palm Leaf Tray.

I own these spotted dinner napkins and they are my favorites!

On my wish list are these tortoise glasses, love them!

JCrew is having 40% off all final sale.  Use code SHOPMORE
 This adorable Pom-Pom cover-up is already a steal at $39 then you get 40% off.
Done and Done.
 I just picked up these sandals in black and they come to like $35 with the discount!  Such a steal!  They are so comfortable too.

M favorite Emma Ballet flats are also additonal 40% off.  Some great colors are on sale.

Baublebar is offering $10 off any order $30.
I adore these tulip tassel drops 


Thursday, July 3, 2014

NDM Styles: Leopard Two Ways

I have mentioned these Leopard Shorts on here before but they really are a favorite of mine this Summer.  I wear them all the time.  They surprisingly go with everything, but of course I do consider leopard to be  a neutral:)  The are lightweight silk and so comfortable.  I decided to feature two different tops with them to give you an idea of different ways to style them and how versatile they are.  I promise you they will quickly become your favorite shorts!

 I have wanted this Rebecca Taylor top, since seeing Megan sporting it flawlessly.  I finally found it on major sale.  Right now it is on sale and then you get an additional 40% off!  It is such a great lightweight white blouse for the summer.  You do need to wear a white tank under it.  I just love the cut-out detail.  Use code RT14JULY40 to get additional 40% off.  I am wearing a size 2.  It also looks great with white skinny jeans and cut-off jean shorts.  Shop the whole Rebecca Taylor Sale Here.

 Someone got camera shy.  

Second look, is paired with my favorite Chambray top!! This top is such a closet staple.  I wear it at least once a week.  The back is adorable because it buttons all the way up the back.  It is a lightweight Chambray so not heavy at all.

Sterling wanted to be in a picture but of course then didn't want to even look at the camera or smile, go figure.  I am almost 5'10 and wearing a size small in the shorts for those curious about sizing.  They zip up the back and have no pockets which I really like for a seamless fit.

The shorts are also available in this beautiful floral print.   Use code SHOPFAST to get additional 25% off this floral version.

I have to show a close up of my necklaces.  I found the Moon necklace at Scout and Molly's in Charlotte and just love it.  Anything with a moon on it is super special to me because of Miss Frances Moon.  The shorter Gorjana one I wear daily.  It is great for layering.

I can't forget the ballet flats.  They are the JCrew Emma ballet flats and they are my favorites!!
So comfortable.  I recently picked up the nude and black.  I needed some neutrals as I had worn through my old Tory Burch Revas and was ready for a different ballet flat without a logo.  The leather is so soft on these and they are super comfortable.  Several colors are on sale now.

 Shop both looks below:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Broccoli Salad + Saks Sale

I originally was not going to post this recipe, I figured not too many peeps cared about broccoli salad but after posting a sneak peek of it on insatgram I got several requests for the recipe so here you go.  This salad would actually be perfect for the holiday weekend.  This particular version is mayo free, now don't get me wrong I love the mayo version but I was looking for something a bit healthier so I created this version and honestly it is really good. If you can buy the tomatoes at your local farmers market, they add such good flavor.  I used a pack of the microwave bacon because it was quicker but I imagine this would be even better with fresh cooked bacon.  The dressing is a light Dijon vinaigrette and it pairs really well with the broccoli.  I had all intentions of putting feta in this, but of course forgot it at the grocery store, so I subbed white cheddar.  I always grate my own and use Cabot or Cracker Barrel they have the best flavor!  The white cheddar was really good.  This saves well in the fridge for several days.  Enjoy!

|| B R O C C O L I    S A L A D ||

- 1-2 heads broccoli chopped up into fairly small pieces
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes (quartered or halved)
- 4-5 green onions sliced
- 1 package bacon cooked and crumbled
- Sharp white cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
-salt and pepper

Whick together olive oil, dijon, vinegar, garlic, and salt and pepper.  Place all the veggies in a bowl with bacon and cheese and toss with dressing.

And if you need an idea for sandwiches to go with this salad try these out.  We bought a fresh loaf of bread at the Farmers Market and then layered whole grain mustard, sliced salami, and brie.  They were out of this world good!  We packed all this up for an evening boat ride but it would be great for a picnic too!


Saks just started a huge sale 70% off!  My favorite tie dye sweater is 70% off, I just love mine!!  

The Rag and Bone Nicole tank is now only $50!  Shop the whole sale here.  I rounded up my top picks.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I love a good tee shirt dress.  They are super easy with kids.  The material is thick on this dress which I like,  if the material is too cheap and thin it is such a bad look and fit.  This one just got marked down- I am wearing a size 2 which is equivalent to a medium it runs on the small side.

I am so excited to find this print in the clutch version!! Such a great price.  For any of you new moms this would be so cute with diapers and wipes inside your regular purse!

I love a good boho dress.  This one comes in 3 cute colors.  Looks so light and airy.

I am so in love with my bracelet from ESN.  English the designer was sweet enough to send me one with the kids names engraved and I just adore it.  I have been wearing it every single day.  It is such a great bracelet alone or layered.  English crafts and stamps each bracelet in her home studio in Atlanta, GA.  I just love that they are each individually made and have such special meaning. You can do just silver but I loved the silver with the gold dots. And you don't have to do just names, you can do dates or whatever combo you prefer.   This is such a great gift for any new mom or a mothers day gift. Check out English's whole site it is filled with beautiful handmade jewelry.  I also love the namesake necklace.  Shop all these beautiful handcrafted bracelets and jewelry HERE.

Love the colors, pattern, and style of this beautiful maxi!

The perfect shoe to take you from Summer to Fall.

I love the look of this over sized tee.  Always love a fan of polka dots.

Who doesn't love a tassel?  This necklace is too cute.

This is such a great solid color tank.  I find cute solid color tanks in great colors are hard to find.  I love the peacock blue. This would look great under a blazer in the Fall too.

I think these are going to be my next summer sandals.  They would go with everything.

This is my favorite Claire V Clutch yet, the spots are perfection!!