Edit by Lauren | topshop for nordstrom

It’s {clearly} no secret that I am one of Nordstrom’s biggest fans. My friends and loyal clients know it is the store I shop at most {well, in addition to the other store that Sherri and I shopped together at last weekend, that is!}.

A hidden gem within Nordstrom, where I have been finding cute, affordable and unique pieces for myself and for my clients is the Topshop department. I love that most everything Topshop is priced well under $100, making it the perfect place to shop for trendier pieces. And I have been especially loving Topshop’s selection of summer dresses, tops and rompers. {For those of you who are not familiar with Topshop, it is a British retailer that is now available for purchase in the U.S. at select Nordstrom stores, as well as online.}

Here’s a Topshop romper I’m loving…

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photos by Amanda Pulley.

outfit details :: TOPSHOP ROMPER {no longer available, similer here and here} // ELAINE TURNER CORK SANDALS // STELLA & DOT REVERIE EARRINGS // KENDRA SCOTT MOLLIE BANGLES 

Here are 10 of my favorite current Topshop pieces to shop ::

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Topshop Folk Print Maxi Dress.

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Topshop Knit Tank Maxi Dress. {comes in 5 colors}

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Topshop Ruffle Back Romper. {currently 50% off!}

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Blog Post Inspiration!

Jul 31

the “lbd”

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Every woman should have a “go to” little black dress {i.e the “LBD”} in her closet. I recently styled a simple one from Adorn Boutique in Lakeway, TX that gave me inspiration for this post. Adding a simple pendant necklace {similar here}, fun animal print shoes {similar here} and a classic metallic clutch was all I needed to make this inexpensive frock look chic!

Here are several other ways to take a timeless classic to the next level ::

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Outfit Details:: TRINA TURK DELPHINE LBD // BONDED PEPLUM JACKET BY TOPSHOP// FRANCO SARTO DIAMANA ANKLE STRAP PUMPS // REBECCA MINKOFF MINI 5 ZIP CROSS BODY BAG // KENDRA SCOTT HARLOW NECKLACE // JIMMY CHOO FISCAL STRAPPY WOVEN SANDALS // PRIME CLUTCH BY SHOPBOP

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Edit by Lauren | deconstructing denim

One thing on my wish list for fall is a pair of destroyed, ripped, torn, (or whatever you want to call it) jeans.  Why on earth would anyone want to spend good money or want to wear a pair of ripped up jeans?

Since you asked…here is why.

1. It’s still warm in most parts of the country so a few holes lets in a little breeze.Edit by Lauren | deconstructing denim

2. Your mom wouldn’t let you buy a pair in high school so it’s time to rebel and relive your teenage years, but with more wisdom and maturity (maybe).

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3. You’ve always wanted to look like a rockstar, but can’t sing.  Why not dress the part.

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Kate Hudson

4.  Your Pinterest failures outweigh your successes so better to leave this DIY project to the experts.

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Outfit Inspiration from With Love From Kat

5. You’re a slave to fashion (me too) and you’ll do anything to avoid the dreaded “mom jeans” look.

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Olivia Palermo 

If I haven’t convinced you to join in on the trend, here are a few pairs I’m checking out.  Yes, click on the arrows.  It’s new for me too!

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If you already have a favorite pair of jeans that look like a reminder of your 80′s hair band days, then bust those babies out and walk proud.  Just make sure they still fit and don’t show your girly bits.

Happy Shopping!

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Edit by Lauren | shopping with sherri & lauren

It’s no secret that the Edit girls love to shop. And we’re always saying how fun it would be to go shopping with all of our blog readers.  But since that might be just a tad logistically difficult/insane, we figured that we could bring our shopping trip here to the blog.

Last Saturday, Lauren and I hit up one of our favorite stores, so that we could hide from our kids and eat cupcakes all afternoon research some perfect pieces for transitioning to fall.

(See how shopping is made legitimate when you call it “research?”)

First stop was our OTHER favorite store, you know, the one with that RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING SALE happening?

Yes.  Unfortunately, I had an entire box of items to return, due to things like fit issues, husband’s weeping and gnashing of teeth, etc.

(If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a crazy shopaholic, march into Nordstrom holding a BOX.  That’ll do it.)

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Hi John! It’s that moment you’ve been waiting for!  Relax and breathe now.

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But, THEN. Then I remembered I needed some makeup.

Can you spot my favorite beauty item of all time?? It’s starts with “Smash,” and ends with “box.”

I don’t know about you, but all this returning has made me thirsty.  It’s time for some iced beverages….and it may or may not have been my 3rd one of the day.  (Insert cringe-y face emoji here).

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Next up, is a store that both Lauren and I adore.  Like, if I could sneak my way into Anthropologie, hide under a bed, and then frolic around the store at night after closing time…..I totally wouldn’t actually do that. No.  So creepy.  (Nervous laughter, nervous laughter.)

But seriously, Anthro security guards…..don’t start checking under the beds.  M-kay?

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Taking a great store, and making it even greater. A discount AND treats??? Why, yes. It would be rude not to.

After racing around the store, throwing a few elbows, and snagging everything cute we could find….this is what we ended up with:

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First up, these perfect for summer-to-fall outfits….

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Listen.  These pants are the staple of all staples, people.  The AG Stevie Ankle Jean is flattering on EVERYONE, comes in amazing colors, and the ankle length is totally perfect.  Two years ago, I bought them in pink and red, and y’all?  I still wear them all the time.  ALL THE TIME.  Cost per wear is down to about .0007 cents each time.

(Wait.  That makes me sound dirty.  I do wash them, I promise.)

Get them, and avoid the buyers regret I’ve been having since Saturday when I did not take these lavender ones home with me.

I need to go cry now.

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I was also pretty obsessed with the Neve Sweater Tank, because A) I live in Georgia, and B) I live in Georgia.  This is perfect for cool weather, and bonus, will layer SO PERFECTLY under coats/jackets during the winter.

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Lauren’s wearing :: Hudson Shirtdress. I envision wearing this dress now with sandals and into Fall with boots. It’s super soft and comfortable and the perfect everyday dress. It can also double as tunic for wearing with leggings and skinny jeans. AND, it would be cute with a leather belt, too {in lieu of the sash}. -LL

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On Sherri:: Pilcro Stet Sateen-Stripe Jeans, $128, Noyo Tee, $78
For Lauren’s outfit detail, see below.

Here is what we learned from these pants:  if you have very thin legs (like Lauren), these are ADORABLE.  If you have legs that are more on the curvy/athletic side (like me), look for a pair without the embellishments.

The other lesson learned?  Don’t wear a black bra under a white top.

You’re welcome.

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Lauren’s wearing :: Pavlova Peplum Top and Pilcro Stet Sateen-Stripe Jeans. These pants are stretchy and comfy, but I agree with Sherri that they are not the most flattering, due to the placement of the fabric “stripes.” This top is so feminine and pretty, and would look fantastic layerd under a blazer or leather jacket into Fall. -LL

This olive military jacket is FAB y’all.  For real.  So flattering on everyone (and we know, because we both fell in love with it), and super versatile for  your fall wardrobe. → Read more

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Edit by Lauren | kids style :: the mini maxi

Maxi’s are an adorable, comfortable summertime dress option for little girls, and something that will transition with ease into Fall weather with the simple addition of a denim jacket.

Here’s my mini-me, Lily, modeling her favorite maxi dress ::

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Lily’s outfit details :: OLD NAVY HALTER MAXI DRESS // OLD NAVY SHINY STRAP SANDALS // STELLA & DOT BRACELETS

Other cute “mini-maxi” dresses to shop ::

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Old Navy Swiss-Dot Halter Maxi Dress. {currently on sale, also available in two other colors}

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Twigs & Twirls Crochet Trim Maxi Dress.

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Lilly Pulitzer Little Mills Maxi Dress.

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Tea Collection Tile Print Maxi Dress. {currently on sale!}

Stylishly yours,

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In: Fall, Handbags

Edit by Lauren | the everyday bag

A girl needs a fab everyday handbag in her life, am I right, ladies?

Something large enough to hold your wallet, keys, lipstick, baby toys, and the snacks you try to hide from your kids.

What?

And here’s the thing: it needs to be cute.  Cute enough to go with every single item in my closet, since I’m planning to match my purse to my outfit approximately, oh, NEVER.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

I recently found my own version of the perfect everyday bag, during The Sale That Shall Not Be Named In Front of My Husband.  And after this blog, I’m hoping you will too.

Here’s my new little precious, I mean, handbag. Ahem.

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Pay no attention to the arrows sticking awkwardly out of my head. Or pretend that they have some deep, artistic meaning. Yeah. That’s it.

Outfit Details:  Halogen Leather and Knit Mixed Media Top // Vigoss Destroyed Crop Skinny Jeans {size up for a boyfriend style fit} // Vince Camuto Leopard Booties  // Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo // Sutton Necklace

And, the details….

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Jul 25

white out

Edit by Lauren | white out

If I had to choose, rompers are probably my personal favorite trend this season, and all-white ensembles are one of my all-time favorites looks for summer. So naturally, this white eyelet romper stole my heart.

{I just love how any color accessory, especially turquoise, pops so brillantly against all white!}

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Edit by Lauren | two timing tee

Lately my summer wardrobe has consisted of shorts and a basic tee.  It’s my mom uniform for those hot and lazy days.  With the kids home most of the time, my creative brain turns to mush and I fall into an easy style routine.  So how can we step it up a notch and wear our simple duds multiple ways?

First order of business – have you updated your basic white tee with a fun slogan or print?  This is an excellent way to express your personality and possibly say something without actually talking to someone.

Now, how can you wear it?

1.  Bust out your favorite shorts.  If you don’t like your legs or despise shorts, wear with boyfriend jeans.  Glam it up with your favorite jewels and add color with shoes and/or accessories.  Remember, less is more.

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Jul 23

hello apparel

Edit by Lauren | hello apparel

I’m new to the Hello Apparel band wagon and a huge fan. If you haven’t heard of this cool Arizona-based company, they offer the cutest comfy, casual apparel for the whole family.

My kiddos and I are loving our new tanks and tees…

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photography by Amanda Pulley.

outfit details :: c/o HELLO APPAREL TANK // OLD NAVY CUT OFF SHORTS // TORY BURCH MILLER SANDALS // RAY BAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES // STELLA & DOT STUD EARRINGS and NECKLACE

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Edit by Lauren | our #nsale shopping bags

By now it comes as no surprise that us Edit gals are quite possibly the BIGGEST fans ever of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

That said, we thought it would be fun to share what is actually in each of our shopping bags {and what will soon be in our closets}!

Edit by Lauren | our #nsale shopping bags

1.  Tory Burch “Eloise” Riding Boot :: Y’all.  Here is what happened: I checked the price, fell all over myself trying to get to my credit card, and then bought them as fast as possible.

Unfortunately, so did quite a few others, and they are now unavailable. Boo. If you’re on the hunt for boots, these and these are also perfection.

2.  Halogen Leather and Knit Mixed Media Top :: My absolute favorite purchase from the sale.  I will wear this with my boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, colored denim, and possibly even while I sleep at night.

What?

3.  Hinge Hooded Leather Jacket :: This jacket takes a comfy hoodie and makes it classy.  Magical. Unfortunately, it is now only available in XXSmall.  This jacket is also fantastic!

4.  Paige Denim “Skyline” Jeans :: I big puffy heart these.  They are the perfect length, and the wash is just right.

5.  Caslon Drape Neck Zip Cardigan :: An Edit client actually emailed Lauren and me about this piece.  Clearly, it was my duty to get myself to Nordstrom and try it on.

Just for you, reader.  Just for you.

Edit by Lauren | our #nsale shopping bags

1. Nike Training Shoe :: Let’s face it, we all run a little faster and workout a little harder when we are wearing cute shoes.

2.  Paige Denim Boyfriend Jean :: Boyfriend jeans are a wardrobe must have.  There are so many ways to wear a good pair of jeans, it’s a staple for any woman’s closet.

3. Quilted Leather Jacket :: Black leather can look a little harsh on some complexions.  I love this buttery camel color that looks great with neutrals as well as bold and bright hues.

4. Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag :: The perfect cross body that can go from day to night in a snap.  It’s a classic color and silhouette that will be stylish for many years.

5. Sam Edelman Ankle Cuff Heel ::  Every woman needs that pair of shoes in her closet that makes her feel like a rockstar.  These are it!  They are perfect with either jeans or your favorite LBD and come in 2 other colors.

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