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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chambray & Floral


Happy Friday Eve, friends! I can't believe another week is almost in the books and it's already the end of July! Time needs to slow.down. The Citi Open tennis tournament is here in DC this week, so you can find us there today. Follow along on Snapchat {rach.mccarthy7} for more!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#NSale Finds


Happy Wednesday, friends! I cannot believe we are already halfway through the week. No complaints here ;) By now, I'm sure everyone is aware that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access started last week. And since public access begins this Friday, I wanted to share with you a few of my wish list items that I picked up over the weekend. There were some items I was unable to find in store so I will be ordering a few things online. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite #NSale finds...


{available in 5 other colors, including the blush I wore in this post; I went down 1/2 size}

blanket scarf {color: red multi // also available in blue & rust} | perforated bootie {color: sesame; true to size}

Miss Ella modeling this blanket scarf ;)

open front cardigan {$31 & available in 7 colors; true to size} | suede lace-up flats | shoulder bag {available in black & leopard too}



spike pointy toe flat {available in 6 colors; true to size; pump version here}


flat brim wool hat {$28 & available in 4 colors}


print lace dress {under $100; true to size}

North Face quarter zip pullover {$35 & available in 6 colors; true to size}

As I mentioned, there were a few things I couldn't find in store that are currently in my shopping bag online! Click through the widget below to take a peek:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quinoa Caprese Salad

Happy Tuesday! I know I've mentioned this before, but one of the things I dread most about the weekends is figuring out what I will make for the next week's lunch. I know, it sounds kind of silly, but it's always a big to-do in our house. Usually, I make my lunch for the work week during the weekend so that it is ready to go and there is little to no thinking when it comes to grabbing lunch each weekday morning. But, after eating the same thing for 5 consecutive days, I sometimes get bored, so I'm always trying to think of new lunch ideas that are not only filling, but also healthy.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Blush & Stripes







Dress: J.Crew {most comfortable dress ever!} | Denim Jacket: J.Crew {last year, this season HERE} |  Bag: Mark and Graham c/o | Blush Flats: Nordstrom {just bought the new fall color HERE!} | Cuff: David Yurman | Watch: Kate Spade | Earrings: Nordstrom {currently on sale for $64 in the #NSale!} | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: Snob, Turkish Delight

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I went to Nordstrom to check out and see in person some of my favorite pieces from the Anniversary Sale! I found so many great fall pieces, I'll be sharing a few of my favorite purchases later this week! But now, on to today's comfy, casual and cool outfit...

If you follow along on Instagram {rach.mccarthy}, this dress might look a little familiar. I actually wore it as part of the Fourth of July festivities a few weekends ago, but paired it with red accessories instead. I truly can't get enough of it! I have been wearing it non-stop, and with it's simple black and white colors, it's so fun to mix and match with different colors and accessories. I have worn it from casual Friday at work to the weekend, it's just SO comfortable. 

I bought these blush lace-up flats back in the spring and I'm still wearing them! I actually bought them in THIS neutral suede color over the weekend while I was at the #NSale. As for sizing: I went with my normal size {9.5} in the blush and I will say that as I have worn them, they have started to stretch out. They didn't have the new suede version in a 9.5 at my Nordstrom, so I tried on the 9 and it surprisingly fit perfectly?! Not sure how to explain this sizing issue, but I figure if the 9 was fitting brand new, it will probably stretch a bit just like the 9.5 did! 

One more #NSale note! My go-to {I pretty much wear them} earrings that I am wearing here are also included in the sale! It's a great everyday earring and you can't beat the price!

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great start to the week!



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Best Sale of the Year: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's finally here! Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins today and I don't think I could be anymore excited! For me, there is nothing better than fall weather and clothes. And seeing all these fabulous fall pieces has me looking forward to all the cool temperatures and layers in our future!

I've broken the sale down by category so it's easier to browse and shop! You can shop Early Access with your Nordstrom credit or debit card now through July 21st. Public Access starts on July 22nd and goes through August 7th. After August 7th, all the prices go up, so be sure to snag these deals while you can!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Headbands of Hope


Happy Wednesday, friends! There are many things I love about being a blogger, but one of the things I love most is discovering and connecting with brands and being able to share their message with all of you. And what a special message Headbands of Hope has to share.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Overnight Oats: 3 Ways

how-to-make-overnight-oatsDuring the week, my breakfast situation is pretty predictable: double protein English muffins {literally, the best thing ever} or instant oatmeal. Both are quick and keep me relatively full until lunchtime. Although I do love my instant oatmeal, and it's quick cook time, it's not the same as real oatmeal. 

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