Category: Fast Shopping

Gifts, lists and other shopping inspiration.

Fun Fab Summer Finds Under $100

July 20th, 2017 by

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everything summer is on sale or sold out. Everything. I was in Target yesterday and what was left of the Fourth of July decor was on clearance, and signs of fall filled the store. I saw scarves along with the swimsuits, school supplies near the pool supplies. And […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The 10 Best Beauty Buys

July 19th, 2017 by

The timing is perfect, you guys. I just got done doing a major product purge in which I eliminated all of the beauty products that I don’t use. Okay, almost all of them. Like 17% or something. So I’m totally ready for some new stuff to, you know. fill the void. Fortunately, Nordstrom’s has got […]

How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 18th, 2017 by

Sales are fraught with disaster. They are full of potential and opportunity and the possibility of heartbreak, much like trying out a new hairstylist for the first time. It can either go very, very well or it can be a disaster. (The no-woman’s-land in between is so boring, don’t you think?) In the case of […]

Spring’s Best Dresses Under $100

March 27th, 2017 by

Spring is the season of the dress. Summer is all about bathing suits and shorts, and fall and winter are just made for cozy layers, but in springtime, dresses rule. I like to picture myself wearing these pretty dresses to weddings and garden parties, but more likely they will turn up at church and the occasional date nights. […]

Best Gifts for Women

December 18th, 2016 by

Sometimes, you’ve just gotta go out and get yourself a present. Not that husbands and kids don’t buy awesome gifts. They do. Or at least they try. Pre-kids, my husband was a fabulous gift-giver. He mostly bought me jewelry, or outfits straight off the mannequin from my favorite boutique, or shoes, or bags. All the […]

Best Gifts for Tweens

December 15th, 2016 by

So, somehow, in the past year, when I wasn’t paying attention, a tween moved in. I don’t know if it was the arrival of the double-digit birthday or the realization that she was completely, positively over American Girl dolls, but my little Lola’s Christmas list started to look a lot like mine… Accessories, clothes, perfume, and, […]

Best Gifts for Men

December 13th, 2016 by

I’ve always considered myself a pretty good gift giver. And then I got married. I made all the rookie mistakes. Buying technology when I don’t know a gadget from a gizmo. Swiping trends straight from the runway and trying to sell my brand new husband on them. Taking a good idea a step too far (i.e. […]

10 Gifts to Spoil Yourself This Holiday Season

November 25th, 2016 by

Who’s afraid of a little sparkle? Certainly not you. Even if the rest of the year is spent being dutiful and practical and, you know, adulting, as everyone’s calling it, this is the season for sparkle and for fancy shoes and for a little bit of holiday magic. And while your busy devising new shenanigans for the dreaded […]

4 Cute, Coordinated Family Easter Outfits

March 11th, 2016 by

Easter is early this year, you guys, and I am so, so not ready. My girls will be singing at church on Easter morning, and preparing for that (and life!) has meant that I haven’t done any preparations yet. As I write this, I just realized that all of my cute Easter decorations are still […]

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day (for your Body Type)

February 4th, 2016 by

If I were completely honest, I would admit that you don’t absolutely positively need to buy a new dress for Valentine’s Day. I mean, you could just as easily wear one of the cute dresses you already have hanging in your closet, or, if you’re really a rebel, jeans and a pretty blouse. And I […]