Thursday, May 21, 2015

NORDSTROM HALF-YEARLY SALE PICKS




What's that? You're dying to see my picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale?

Gotta give the people what they want. (kidding)

But nevertheless, you get to see what I'm crushing on from this sale. I know there's a lot. I just didn't want to leave anything out! I just purchased this and this and will probably be back for more. (Someone hide my credit card!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

INCEPTION BRAID


top: Nordstrom (similar here) || jeans: GAP (similar here) || shoes: Old Navy || sunglasses: c/o Unhinged || necklace + ring: c/o Rocksbox

Not going to lie, I'm feeling pretty dang clever right about now because I named this braid the "Inception Braid." You guys! It's a braid within a braid within a braid!!! Are you freaking out? And it's so dang easy it's not even funny.

Also, the jewelry I'm wearing is from Rocksbox. To be 100% honest, I wasn't crazy about lots of the pieces I've seen floating around Instagram and other blogs. Regardless, I decided to join in and see what they would send me and I am completely blown away! I filled out a little questionnaire and added pieces to my wish list and Rocksbox sent me the most perfect pieces! The customization of these subscription boxes is what really makes them stand out from other programs. Plus they have high-end pieces like Vanessa Mooney (favorite) and House of Harlow, to name a few.

The best part is if you want to test it out, Rocksbox is offering my readers the first month FREE! Just use my code: goldenswankxoxo

And if that isn't enough good news, today marks the first day of Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale!! *cue confetti* This is one of my favorite sales because you can save up to 40% on women, men, and kids. The sale goes through May 31st but there is no worse feeling than when things you love are sold out. So happy shopping! I'll be posting my picks from the Nordstrom sale later! :)



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

21 CUTEST SUMMER DRESSES UNDER $100




Summer dresses are serious business to me. And they probably should be for you too. But let's be real. They can add up super quick. Quality dresses usually = $$$$. Which is why I took the hard work out of it for you lovelies and searched high and low for reasonably priced dresses that make my eyes turn into literal hearts.

Besides looks, quality, and price, I also value versatility in my clothing. It's super important for me to be able to go casual with my dresses as well as fancy-shmancy. Every single one of these can do this which makes me pumped for life. Plus they are all under $100 which makes me doubly pumped for life.

Oh! And guess what!? The Anthro dress I'm wearing HERE? Yeah... it's on sale right now. Swoop on that (HERE) before they sell out. To be honest, I'm kinda jealous that it went on sale right after I bought it. And I only found out when Anthro reposted my photo on their insta the other day. I was like wait... I get my dress for free now right? Jay kay.

But really, I lovelovelove summery dresses and am so glad I get to wear them pretty much year round now! #AZperks

It's so hard to choose my favorites this time but I'm leaning toward this one, this one, this one, and this one (jumpsuits can totally be considered "dresses" right? Plus the color. Couldn't pass it up.)!

So now it's your turn. Which one is your favorite? xoxo

Monday, May 18, 2015

SHE WEARS FLOWERS IN HER HAIR


 tee: Free People || overalls: H&M (similar here) || sunglasses: H&M (almost identical here) || shoes: c/o Desert Rose Apparel (similar here)

In my dream world, I would have a floral backdrop everywhere I go. They just speak to me and make me feel like I am in an exotic oasis... or a magical unicorn land perhaps? 

Speaking of magical unicorn lands, is anyone else feeling extreme wanderlust right now? I'm feeling something tropical, like La Playa Carmen or Aruba. (Last week was Morocco, but you know things change.) 

Hopefully the sweet husband and I will get to sneak away sometime this summer. These overalls would be a cute coverup over a swimsuit while walking to the beach. I'm getting giddy just thinking about it. Plus hi, palm tree sunglasses. Duh. Must. Be. Worn. At. A. Tropical. Destination. Lucky for you, I found pretty much an identical pair here

Any fun places your heart is lusting to wander to? Tell me so I can fantasize about going there too. ;) xoxo


Friday, May 15, 2015

FREE PEOPLE DRESS CRUSH


dress: Free People || shoes: Forever21 (love these mules) || purse: ZARA (love this fringed bag)

Ok, excuse me while I gush over this dress (or on some people, it would be a tunic). #shortpeopleperks

I kid you not, this Free People number might be the prettiest dress I own right now. I've worn it twice and both time, I noticed little pretty details I hadn't noticed before. Swoon. Favorite. Squealing. Dying. Etcetera.

Anyways, I highly recommend snagging one of these babies before they sell out. The tomato color it comes in is heavenly as well. I was so torn. Is it a fashion faux pas to get the same item in both colors? Eek. I want it.

Anyways, that's probably enough gushing. 

In other news, tonight is our cheat meal and we are going to COSTCO! (Please care.) I am so freaking pumped. I am going to get a chicken bake, a hotdog, a slice of pizza, and gelato. You think I'm kidding, but I'm not.  

K love you guys! Have the best weekend of life. xoxo



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HAT MEETS FISHTAIL



top: GAP (love this option) || pants: Soel Boutique (similar here, here) || shoes: H&M - old (similar here) || hat: Urban Outfitters (similar here, LOVE here)

I only have a few minutes but just wanted to pop in and let you guys know that Jake and I are getting fake remarried today! Make sure you follow along on insta: @jesslincheesman and snapchat: jaysicles to sneak a peek. xoxo


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DREAMING OF MOROCCO


 dress: Anthropologie || shoes: c/o Desert Rose Apparel (similar here)

Hello my darlings! 

I have a serious case of wanderlust right now and am dreaming of hopping on a jet plane to Morocco, Istanbul or Greece and wearing this little number everywhere!

It is the most comfy dress of all time (obviously from how loose it is) and has the most gorgeous print. For all my pregnant babes out there, I'm pretty sure you'll wear this dress until the day you pop. It is oversized, but only in the best ways.

Anthro seriously has THE best summer dresses right now. I've been to the store twice in the past week just frothing at the mouth over everything. I've linked to all my favorite dresses below so check them out and let me know what you think.

P.S. I went to the mall the day I took these pictures and got so many compliments on this french braided crown. It took me a minute to figure out how to do it so that the front would look cohesive and not parted, but now it's my absolute favorite. I love how soft and romantic braided crowns are, don't you? Let me know if you guys want to know how to recreate this look! Happy Tuesday! xx