Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale

Let’s be honest: I love Nordstrom as much as the next person, but that #postgradlife means I can only really shop there if there’s a serious sale.

First, there was the Anniversary Sale, now it’s Summer Clearance time.

And don’t be fooled by the name: Just because it’s a summer sale doesn’t mean there aren’t great fall pieces marked down, too.

So here are some of my top picks to make your Nordstrom Summer Clearance perusing even easier (but maybe more expensive)!

Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale | Closet Full of Cocktails

Outerwear: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Bottoms: 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Shoes: 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

Accessories: 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20


Shop the Picks:

Buffalo Wing Festival

Every time I go home is a treat, but my time spent in Buffalo is even better when I’m enjoying the tastes of home. Think Tim Hortons, Mighty Taco, Duff’s and more.

So when my parents suggested going to the National Buffalo Wing Festival, I was all in!

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

First, we did some walking around the city. For not having lived there for about 5 years now, a lot has changed… so I love a good exploration to catch up on what I’ve missed.

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

Then off to the main event. We dined on some of the most delicious wings from all across the country, and Buffalonians know wings.

And just when we thought there would only be locals in attendance, look how many people came from out of town!

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

All together, we tried 10 different flavors: Cajun Dry Rub and Buffalo Medium from Brew Brothers Grille, Goslings Black Rum BBQ and Garlic Parmesan from BrickHouse Tavern & Tap, Carribean Jerk and Asian BBQ from Curly’s, Dr. Pepper BBQ from Duff’s and Honey Sriracha Rub, Maple Bacon and Loaded Baked Potato from Boneheads Wing Bar.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Buffalo Wing Festival | Closet Full of Cocktails

So if you’re ever looking to make a trip to Buffalo (maybe to explore the breathtaking Niagara Falls) you should go to Buffalo Wing Fest… you won’t regret it. But maybe pack some heartburn medicine 😉

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts

If you’re a Parks and Recreation fan like me, you’ll know the meaning of these 3 words: treat. yo. self. And that’s exactly what me and some of the Thread ladies did at Sia Spa.

This past Tuesday, we partnered with the local Kenwood medical spa + salon to put together a fabulous night of pampering: Bloggers, Bubbles and Blowouts. Because who doesn’t love to break up a stressful work week with champagne and a blowout?

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

As part of the event, Sia Spa offered some amazing deals on their variety of services, including $15 manicures, $25 blowouts, $45 Dermaplane and even some complimentary ones, too! I treated myself to a manicure (definitely buying this color) plus an eyebrow threading (#BrowsOnFleek).

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Everyone at Sia was friendly, welcoming and willing to answer any questions we had about their plethora of services. As a girl who doesn’t often treat herself, I will definitely be back for a facial, massage or even a blowout soon!

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts at Sia Spa Kenwood | Closet Full of Cocktails

Denim Romper

Welp, I did it again… I let the busy life (and occasional laziness) get the best of me. So now it’s been two weeks since my last post! *Note to self: Be more accountable.*

Ranting aside, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. I’m finally settled into my new apartment and have the next few weekends booked with fun trips. Needless to say, I’ve been planning outfits like a crazy woman!

Enter one of my favorite go-to pieces for this summer/fall: the denim romper. Dress it up or down, this thing is going to get so much wear! You can wear it on its own with some bright accessories for a summery look, or layer it up with a chunky cardigan and felt hat for a more fall-inspired outfit. The possibilities are endless!

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

Romper: J. Crew (similar) || Shoes: DSW (similar) || Belt: Old Navy (similar) || Hat: Urban Outfitters || Lipstick: Urban Decay

SHOP THE LOOK:

Olive Vest

As I start thinking about transitioning my looks to fall, I know this olive vest will be a wardrobe staple for many months to come. I purchased it last summer and have worn it to death ever since.

Though my boyfriend makes fun, saying I look like a safari photographer (is that even a thing?), I’m still in love with this vest. And olive. You’ll definitely see this color popping up in my fall outfits!

One of my first blog posts was about transitioning your look for the changing seasons. Especially for summer to fall, I’m a firm believer in the “one long, one short” rule: either a tank/short sleeve top with pants or a long-sleeve top/sweater with shorts. And #layers. With those in mind, I created this go-to transitional look. Enjoy!

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Vest: Old Navy (similar) || Top: American Eagle (similar) || Jeans: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Shoes: Nine West (similar) || Necklace: Francesca’s (similar)

SHOP THE LOOK:

Pattern Mix

I’ve always hated the idea of fashion trends. They come and go so frequently, making them fickle and limiting.

Think early 2000s: stretchy gaucho pants, obscenely-worded graphic tees, sequin bucket bags. Besides maybe your overalls, denim skirts and chokers (#comeback), have you worn these in the past decade? Probably not. And if you haven’t gotten rid of them by now, they’re sitting in your closet, collecting dust. #guilty

But one trend I’m loving (and don’t see going “out of style” anytime soon): pattern mixing.

At first, I didn’t know how to make this trend work for me. I’ve seen some crazy mixing that I thought I could never pull off. I learned that the trick is to mix a bold pattern with a more subtle pattern. That way, you don’t look like you got dressed in the dark!

So for this look, I paired one of my favorite basic tees with an old favorite, this Urban Outfitters floral triangle scarf.

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shirt: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Shorts: J. Crew Factory (only $15!) || Scarf: Urban Outfitters (similar or similar) || Shoes: Target

SHOP THE LOOK:

Have you tried the pattern mixing trend? Share your looks with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!