summer 2024


BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: v-neck sweater / frosted lipstick / Chanel nail polish / Hermes nail polish / Dior nail polish / hairdryer set / golden hoops / olive dress / top handle bag / suede boots / north/south tote / navy ballet flats /

This is a great time of year to start looking at what is in our closets for the fall season. I will be posting about shopping your closet for fall in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, definitely clear out anything that is in poor condition or doesn’t fit anymore. That’s the best way to start getting organized!

Thankfully the anonymous handbag, and chic dressing, are continuing into the fall season. This means we can breathe easy knowing logos are still stored in the back of the closet. I love a beautiful, high-quality handbag without a loud logo.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale continues! There are still many good basics, beauty products and necessities in stock. I love this sweater and this hair dryer!

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Stay tuned! Fall coverage starts in early August and the new fall 2024 nail polish collection from Chanel will hit the blog the first week of the month!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top: olive shirt / lipstick / Chanel nail polish / Hermes nail polish / Dior nail polish / golden hoops / yellow pouch / olive dress / caramel top handle bag / suede boot / neutral tote / navy ballet flats /

Summer continues to be a season of timeless styles and understated looks on the streets. As we get a sneak peek into fall with pre-fall pieces offered during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, we see a continuation of this trend to not follow loud trends.

Speaking of the sale, have you shopped? A few of the items I had on my wish list sold out before I could snap them up. Yikes! So, I am waiting to see if they restock for the public sale on Monday. Meanwhile, I did purchase this fabulous hair dryer set since my daughter wants to bring mine to college this fall. It is fine since we have been sharing a hair dryer for a few years now. This is a popular hair dryer set, so stay tuned for my review!

You can check out all my recommendations from the Nordstrom Sale here.

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My updated wish list from the Nordstrom Sale:

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XOXO
Cathy


Casual stripe dress for summer

casual stripe dress with pockets

wearing: statement earrings / frosted lipstick / stripe dress / nail polish / handbag (old version, new version here) / flats /

I found another dress with pockets! It’s like dressmakers have listened and given women pockets-finally! Not that I am putting anything in the pockets, but I am happy to know they are there. haha

This dress is a subtle nod to patriotism for the summer. The navy and white stripes with a single red stripe at the bottom make it a fun dress to wear for the summer, patriotic season. Plus, it’s under $50. Love that!

I wore this dress recently to meet my friend Dawn, from Fashion Should Be Fun, for lunch. We enjoyed strolling around Valley Fair and eating lunch at King’s Fish House. Yum! Since temperatures were in the high 90’s, it was a comfortable dress to wear.

It was hard to choose a handbag to wear to wear with this dress. In hindsight, I would have preferred to wear my straw tote bag. That being said, this hobo bag works too. Next time I wear it, the straw tote will be the bag!

These ballet flats worked perfectly for walking since they have excellent support. If you need extra support in your shoes, or you suffer from Planter Fasciitis like me, check out my review of this comfortable shoe collection.

This dress comes in a variety of color combos, so if navy/white/red isn’t your thing, check out the other colors!

Also, next time you are at Valley Fair, I highly recommend King’s Fish House. Dawn and I frequently eat lunch there because all the food is always delicious! Highly recommend.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

dresses under $50