Shorts [size down, they stretch with wear] | Express Sweater in stores – linked similar here, here and here | Slip on Sneakers [true to size] c/o Groopdealz (via Lucy Ave Boutique) | Necklace | Bracelets – various Alex & Ani
Giveaway + Thank you!
There are still a few more hours to enter to win my $50 Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway if you haven’t yet – click here!) Also, if you didn’t get a chance to read my tips for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on a budget and 4 ways to get ready for it – click here to read through. (Cardholder’s access to the sale starts THURSDAY, and public access starts July 21st.) Thank you SO much to all of you who have taken the time to enter the giveaway this week. And thank you for taking my blog survey, because you guys – your responses and input are AWESOME!! I appreciate your time more than you know, and can’t wait to plan out what my blog will bring you in the coming months, especially as work starts back up and I head back to Kindergarten in 4 more weeks! (P.S. One winner of the $50 Nordstrom egift card will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12th.)
Upcoming Summer Roadtrip!
Now, on to today’s post and exciting news! You might be wondering why I’m posting a sweater when I live in Arizona and it’s been between 110 and 117 for a good number of weeks now. Well, I am getting outfits together for our upcoming road trip! Eric and I will be visiting the Grand Canyon this weekend (for my first time – E was there in his 20’s), and I couldn’t be more excited to check this off my bucket list. The HIGHS will be a glorious 85-87 degrees each day, and the LOWS about 53-55. I am pumped to take a break from our “oven” to be in the cool weather!! I can’t wait to share our trip with you – have any of you been there? Leave a comment and tell me what “hotspot” we MUST SEE while we are up at the Canyon!!
This outfit combo is coming with me for sure. I think open/loose knit sweaters are perfect for summer because you can layer them over a cami and you gain sleeves, but don’t feel trapped under a heavy layer. It looks so cute with shorts or jeans! If you follow me on Instagram, you know these Silver Jeans have been a summer staple with their cute ankle length and raw hem. I am packing both of these tops – the sleeveless one for morning/afternoon, and a loose knit summer sweater to throw on when it gets chilly. (Because after living in such high temps for a month, anything under 85 feels cold – I’m such a wimp!)
Amazon Prime Day!
OOOO! And one more thing…. it’s Amazon Prime Day – what are you browsing for!? Last year I missed out on an awesome kitchen food scale, and I’m hoping another one is out there this year. I am also looking for Bluetooth headsets or headphones. We shall see! Remember my JORD watch? It’s the “Frankie Series” in dark sandalwood & smoke. Did you know that JORD watches is selling their wood timepieces for 30% off during Prime Day?! If you’ve been eyeing one for yourself, a BFF, or your guy, now is the time to snag them! During Prime Day, just stick it in your cart, and the 30% discount comes off at that time. I love mine because it’s just such a unique accessory.
Don’t forget to leave me any tips or must-see places if you’ve ever visited the Grand Canyon! I want to make the most of our trip and “see it all!” 🙂
Hope you’re having a great week!
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