Inspired by Food

Designers and artists are inspired by so many things around them– architecture, people in their lives, animals, and of course, food. The colors and seasonal flavors of food truly influence designers and their clothing and accessories. It’s no wonder why summer clothing is filled with citrus yellow and watermelon red, while fall is inspired by oaky red wines, pumpkins, and foliage.  I love how a Starbucks Caramel Swirl Latte can inspire a delicious pair of shorts like these cotton twill shorts by Emilio Pucci or the adorable Pink Jade Kate Spade flats that are bedazzled with watermelon seeds. One of the reasons I love to watch Project Runway is to see what inspires their designs in their weekly competitions.  It’s amazing how a true artist sees potential in everything around them.
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here through Sunday and per usual, does not disappoint. The clarisonic brush (which I highly recommend) has an awesome deal with free gifts. Also, fall is around the corner so boots and booties are the perfect late-summer investment. Here are my picks. Happy shopping!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Kate Spade Mother of Pearl bracelet watch: $160 (after sale $250)

Steve Madden aztec jacket: $100 (normally $150)

Sorel Wedge waterproof boots: $174 (normally $260)

Sister Jane crop set: $59 ( after sale $98)

TOMS Desert Wedge booties: $119 ($78 after sale)

Suit up!

Although I very rarely dress in “traditional” business attire at the office, sometimes a crisp suit speaks volume. I am usually in dresses and mix & match blazers and skirts or pants, however when I decided to collaborate with Metrostyle, their classic attire suited me!

I loved the wide-leg pant on this suit, as well as the light and fresh gray color and one of my favorite things about this suit… it’s only $49.99!  You can shop the look here.

Also, while we are on the topic, I have shared my picks for office supplies.  An adorable mug, travel perfume, and cute items to carry around your electronics add a little more sparkle to the work day! What are your office essentials?

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Office essentials

 

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