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Jul 8, 2019



happy wednesday friends! we made it half way through the week and the nordstorm anniversary sale early access is in TWO DAYS!!!! ARE. YOU. READYYYY???!!!

i am here to share my favorites and top picks from what i have seen online! i am planning to do a try-on session of all my favorites i find in store on friday, so stay tuned! luckily i got access to the sale list in advance so i will be giving you a sneak peek at my inital top picks - reason i am saying initial is because these are my favorite items based on what i see online - it might change once i try the items on! but every year during the sale i gravitate towards basics (tees, long sleeve shirts great for layering in the fall, as well as cardigans (i am obsessed with cardis), jackets and denim +++ SHOES! i also love all the dresses that come out, especially ones i feel are versatile and can be worn dressed up or down! 

anywho, here are my top TOP picks - i defnitely narrowed it down from way more just to give you a glimpse of some of the pieces that will be on sale this year. and i am super excited because there are quite a few leopard pieces that I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON!!! and of course so many good cardigans and sweaters! take a look and let me know which pieces you like!

I am super excited about this faux suede drape jacket, it is perfect for fall here since it doesn't get too cold and i love the draping in the front, gives it a more feminine yet effortless look. i am of course super excited about all the leopard print items this year - like this leopard midi slip dress  and this leopard lace cami - both perfect layered under a leather jacket and styled with some booties! i live for cardigans and i get so excited about all the cardigans that are on sale - one of those things i know i don't need but i can't help it because i love being cozy, and again cardigans work great for me because it isn't too cold so they are my go-to layering piece for chilly days! i am love  this one, this one and this one! this year i am thinking about one splurge item - and i have a few leather jackets already but i just LOVE leather jackets in the fall and winter, so this ONE in this pretty peachy-tan color is calling my name! i love the biker/moto style and i love that the color is different than what i have. 

which pieces are you loving so far?



ps i will be having more posts up soon - my favorite shoe picks, denim picks & athletic wear coming today and tomorrow! stay tuned for all my try-ons on Friday!

xo, steph


Jul 7, 2019

NSALE 2019


O M G !!! one of the BEST sales every year - the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE begins this week - with early access of course! it is literally one of the TOP favorite sales of the year and for good reason!! soooo if you are unfamiliar with what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is and why so many people go crazy for it - let me tell ya! 

basically the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a sale for BRAND NEW ITEMS for fall! THEY ARE NEW FALL ARRIVALS ALL ON SALE !! it is the perfect time to update your fall wardrobe with new pieces at an amazing discount - think boots, coats, cardigans, sweaters and more all ON SALE! 


loving all these bright colors for fall!

and how can you say no to plaid in the fall? definitely must-have staple for your fall wardrobe!

and you know, my obsession continues! i was THRILLED to see leopard print is here to stay!! and let me tell you, there are some cute leopard print pieces this year!!

so the NORDSTROM CREDIT CARD IS THE KEY to EARLY ACCESS, which begins Thrusday, July 12th at 12:30pm EST! the great news, it isn't in the middle of the night like it was last year! so happy this mama can sleep hahah! click HERE to apply for the Nordstrom Credit Card! but of course, having another credit card can be a lot so don't feel pressured into getting one! 

but... shopping early is key! items SELL OUT SOOO FAST, so if you have the card and are able to shop early, you won't miss out on some items that sell quickly, and sadly don't get restocked duing the sale!



like i mentioned earlier, this is the perfect time to shop for fall pieces - so i tend to look for pieces i love and know i will wear over and over again during the fall! i look for all the cute and cozy cardigans, sweaters, a jacket or two and boots and booties, as well as sneakers, jeans and some athletic wear! i will be sharing my favorites on the blog, on my instagram - feed & stories and in the app! so make sure to follow along!


1. SHOP EARLY!!! if you are thinking about something, my advice grab it so you don't miss out. items sell so quickly and returns are easy if you end up not loving something. 

2. Take inventory on what you have/what you need! take a look at your closet and see what you have - have three grey long cardigans, maybe try a blush pink one or navy this time.

3. Make a wishlist!! to go along with the last tip, make a wishlist of things you want and add to your basket online or make a list on your phone so you don't forget what you want/need. 

4. DOUBLE UP! use your personal double points day (if you still have one) on the day you shop, so you can earn more points and get Nordstrom notes faster! 

lastly, i just want to say thank you for following along and using my links to shop! it helps me continue doing what i love and i really appreciate it! also don't forget you can shop online and pick up in store!! 


xo, steph


Jun 3, 2019

Fathers Day Gift Guide - Amazon ed

Hey friends!!

quick little father's day gift guide for you - all items from amazon and under $150!

Hydro Flask


Facial Cleansing Set 

Fossil Men's Watch 

Adidas Running Shoe 

Nikes Athletic Shirt

JBL Speaker 

Neck/Back Massager  

Bluetooth Headphones

Backyard firepit/Grill Set

RVCA Men's Shirt

Ugg Slippers

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Jun 2, 2019


Happy Sunday friends!!

taking it easy today and relaxing with the kiddos and hopefully gettting a little bit of work done...on the computer and around the house. the piles of laundry needing folding is out of control! haha anyone else hate folding laundry??

anywho, i put together some of my top sale picks of the weekend! most are under $60 and some as low as $25!! so many good sales lately! i am obsessed with all things stripes, and this STRIPED ONE-PIECE SWIMMY is so cute and 40% off! I also love these croc PLATFORM SNEAKERS in blush pink, also comes in a few other colors and is 50% off, making them just under $50!! My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DRESS EVER is also on sale under $45, I own it in 4 colors and just got this WHITE ONE, so cute for summer - dress is up with wedges, like these BEST SELLERS (40% off and under $50) or dress it down with cute sneakers and a baseball cap! Annnnd i just got these SLIDES in the blush color, but the orange color is also so fun for summer, on sale for under $40! Find all my sale picks below and HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

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Have a beautiful day babes!

xo, steph

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May 31, 2019

Fathers Day Gift Gide


just a quick post to share my first father's day gift guide! can't believe june is tomorrow and father's day is coming up! so here are some fun, classic, easy gift ideas for a special man in your life! next week i will have a gift guide all from amazon!! 

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Apple Airpods - When you want to pug in and listen to your music these are the way to go! Everyone has airpods get your Dad on the trend. 

Beats Pill Speaker - We all love music and there might be times where you don't want to put your headphones in and your phone speaker isn't loud enough. That's when you would pull out your speaker. The beats pill is the perfect traveling speaker and is the perfect size for you to bring anywhere. 

Sunglasses - We could all use a nice pair of sunglasses. Nothing too crazy a classic black pair of glasses that they will use every day. 

Air Force 1 Flyknit Sneakers - Comfy shoes! Who couldn't use a pair of knitted sneakers that you could wear every day. 

Slip-On Vans - Who doesn't need an easy slip-on shoe. Super easy and will go with pretty much everything. 

Herschel Backpack - Everyone needs a bag for day to day use, traveling, or anything you would use a backpack for. 

Bifold Leather Wallet - We all need a new wallet at some point. A nice leather bifold wallet is the right way to go. Very simple but nice and leather to last awhile. 

Herschel Wallet - If you're not into leather there are always other options like this cloth Herschel wallet. Very simple and nice looking that will also last you years. 

Allure Cologne - Perfume is not just for girls we want everyone smelling good!

Sunego Print Sunglasses Print Swim Trunks- Summer is here and that means the beach! Swim trunks are the way to go. 

Patagonia Swim Trunks - All the different colors and patterns just get you ready for summer! We all need our new beach attire.  

Monogram Flask Set - such a classic set for any man in your life and even better personalized with a monogram

Decanter - modern classic container for your man's favorite alcohol, will go great with their favorite bottle of alcohol

Scotch - i am not a big scotch drinker, but its just such a MANLY drink so i think it would be a cool gift!


xo, steph

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May 24, 2019



i know most of you, probably all of you are super excited its F R I D A Y and even better, a long weekend!! woohoo!! i work all day today and i work all day sunday so it's just another weekend for me! and we have no plans for memorial day.. i am just hoping for sunshine and warmer weather so we can hang by the pool with the babies! 

anywho, along with this long weekend, come a BUNCH OF SALES!!!!! yay for shopping! to kick start the weekend of sales, i am rounding up some of my favorites from a recent favorite retailer - -


ok so there are so many goodies on sale, some up to 70% off. this CHAMBRAY JUMPSUIT i have is so comfy and cute, and can totally be dressed up or down, on sale for under $80. this cute STRIPED DRESS that looks like two pieces is so flattering and on sale for $28!!! like whaaatttt? i have both in a size small! did you really think i could leave out some leopard print items - - DEFINITELY NOT especially when they are on sale! like these LEOPARD PRINT ESPADRILLE SNEAKERS that are on sale for under $100 and this pretty LEOPARD PRINT BLOUSE, on sale for $28!! all the jewelry picks are UNDER $20!!

scroll through below to shop all these and more!! or see all the photos at the end of post!




besides shopping, any fun plams for the MDW?!?!

have a fabulous friday and stay safe this weekend!

xo, steph 


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CommentsTags memorial day sale, shopping, clothing, women's fashion, women's clothing

Apr 29, 2019



the SEPHORA sale has started for VIB Rouge members and will start on May 2nd for VIB and Beauty Insiders! it is a perfect time to stock up on your favorites or try some new products you've had your eye on! I share my favorites that i have and use regularly - makeup, skincare and hair care products! I also included what's currently in my shopping cart! 

Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous Foundation - my absolute favorite liquid foundation - natural, silky, flawless finish, medium coverage

Tarte 12hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Risque - my go-to blush, pretty peachy nude, use it pretty much every time i put on makeup, such a pretty natural color, lots of other shades to choose from

Hourglass Ambient Light Bronzer in Radiant - the perfect bronzer, not shimmery, very natural

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer - my favorite, splurge worthy primer, leaves your skin smooth and flawless, perfect for under makeup

BareMinerals bare pro powder - the perfect everyday powder, medium coverage, looks so good and natural, not cakey

BareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Honeybun - pretty natural lipstick, not drying

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer - the BEST! blends so nicely and really brightens under the eyes and covers any blemishes

Smashbox Studio Skin 15hour foundation - also a beautiful foundation, lasts all day, hydrating, medium to full coverage, leaves a natural-matte finish

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder - one of my favorite setting powders, perfect for setting underye makeup

Makeup Forever Lip pencil - so many colors to choose from, can also be used as eye & brow pencil, i use the color Wherever Walnut for the perfect natural lip color under lipstick

CoverFx Perfect setting Powder - added this to my routine about a month ago and i love this one too for setting makeup

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation with SPF 15 - this one is also a good foundation with a natural finish, medium coverage and i love that it has SPF, perfect for summer

Hello FAB Coconut Primer Moisturizer - this stuff smells amazing, hides pores and kinda has a little glow, so perfect if you want a dewy finish under makeup 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Mood Exposure - not shimmery, really pretty and natural, my second go-to blush



Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brigthen & Firm Vitamin C Serum - i added this to my skincare a few months ago and i love it! i definitely noticed a difference in skin - brighter and smoother, definitely a must-have is some kind of Vitamin C in your skincare routine!

Herbivore Blue Tansy mask - this mask is great if you are prone to blemishes and acne. i use it all the time when my skin is breaking out or has some irritation and it works so well, its also clean so works well for sensitive skin

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow - this overnight serum is perfect if you have uneven skin or texture, you will wake up with brighter and smoother skin, does make your skin feel tingly at first so start off slow when you use

Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask - i have been using this mask since right around the time it launched. i love it, it is super hydrating so i leave it on all night long, especially under my eyes, so i wake up refreshed and hydrated

Summer Fridays Overtime mask - this mask smells so good and it a great exfoliating mask! once you wash it off, our skin feels so clean and smooth ( are you noticing a theme with my skincare faves??)

Drunk Elephant BabyFacial - this stuff is worthe the splurge! it is amazing for your skin, at-home facial, really leaves your skin soft and smooth

Farmacy Green Clean - the best cleansing balm! it smells so good, washes away all my makeup and my skin is super soft after

Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Deep Cream - super hydrating cream that absorbs quickly, leaving my skin soft and brighter after every use, also helps with fine lines

First Aid Beauty Radiance pads - i like to use these as toning pads to brighten, exfoliate & tone my skin after cleansing and before putting other products on my skin. works well woth sensitive skin too

Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask - i love this mask, feels so good on, kinda wakes you up and brightens the skin



Drybar Triple Sec - 3-in-1 dry spray that gives instant texture, volume and body, i love using this iver dry shampoo most days, totally gives my hair life!

T3 Micro Twirl Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron - i have been using this curling iron every time i do my hair for the past few months! i also love their wand! but just been using the clamp iron lately. their hair tools are worht every penny IMO. they work really well, have multiple settings, easy to use and leave my hair looking silky and smooth!

Drybar Money Maker hairspray - my favorite hairspray, the only one i will use! i used to hate hairspray and i would never use any, until i found this one. i fortunately don't need a ton of hair spray to keep most of my curls or waves to last, so this is perfect. its super lightweight and flexible. i don't know about you but i am not a fan of crunchy hair haha

Sephora clips - i love these clips! i have so many of them, cute and perfect to use when you're doing your makeup or just want your hair out of your face



Glow Recipe Pineapple-C brightening Serum

Laniege Lip Glowy Balm

Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask

Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer

Charlotte Tilbury Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette

Ouai Wave Spray

Amika Straightening Brush

Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub

Biossance Sqaulene + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Sephora Freezing Mask

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask



if you can't tell from products i have and the ones on my wishlist, i am also about smoothing and brightening my skin! i just want to keep my skin healthy and glowy so i am all about products that do that and all the vitamin C! so hard not to want to get everything there is just so much good stuff!! 

what are you shopping for during the sale?

have a beautiful week!

xo, steph

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Apr 25, 2019

styling session - denim skirt

happy thursday friends!!! 

this week has felt soooo long and it’s been so exhausting! The babies are both going through a kinda challenging phase - - definitely testing my patience so most days i have so little energy to get anything done but I’m trying to stay on track and I think finally getting a new styling session helps!

So here it is - DENIM SKIRT

I love denim skirts... I think they weren’t so popular a few years ago but they definitely made a comeback in the last couple years and I am glad they did! I am definitely not a fan of the really tight, low-rise short denim skirts from back in the day, but this one I am styling is perfect! it doesn’t have a tight fit, they are high rise and the length is perfect! i love the raw hem plus it’s super affordable and great quality! I am wearing a size 0 for reference, so I would recommend sizing down and I am also wearing the light wash but I will also link the darker wash! 

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wearing a small in the top & my usual size 8 in the leopard slides - both run true to size, my top is on sale for under $30 and comes in five colors! this bag has been my go-to since i got it when i am not using my diaper bag, crossbody strap so easy to use and its the perfect size, under $70 and comes in two other colors - this one is labeled as light grey but it looks more like tan/taupe color, very pretty for spring


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wearing a small in the top and sized up 1/2 size in the sandals


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wearing a small in the tee & i always size up 1/2 a size in vans


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wearing a small in the sweater blazer, comes in 8 colors & i sized up 1/2 a size in these mules, also come in black and white - they go with everything and the heel height is perfect!


check out my instatories to see these outfits in action and for more detail 

have a beautiful day!

xo, steph

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Mar 29, 2019

madewell try-on session

happy happy 

F R I D A Y !!!!!

yay! its friday..hello weekend! it will be one of my last free weekends because i will be back to work next week and will be working most saturdays since it works best with our schedules.. oh how different our lives will be when i am back at work.. luckily i only work twice a week. we will survive haha!

anyway, onto more exciting things! i have been going to madewell a lot lately because i am in love with their spring arrivals! like seriously SO SO CUTE! i have always loved madewell but for some reason i don't tend to shop there during the fall/winter as much because i just feel like i won't wear those items as much living in san diego. but their spring and summer pieces are my faaaave!! mostly because i can wear a lot of it pretty much year round here and they are just so cute, casual and effortless. i am obsessed. so i tried on some things when i was there last a few days ago and i wish i had tried on way more but as always i took forever trying on the things i did try on so i had little time to get more pieces to try! i know, i need to work on talking less and moving quicker haha! anyways, tell me your faves in the comments! the videos with sizing info are in my instastories, so click HERE to get to my insta!




















thank you so much for stopping by! and if you haven't done so already don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and LIKETOKNOW.IT so you don't miss a post! also feel free to DM me or leave a comment if you have any questions on anything! 

Have a fabulous friday!

xo, steph

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Mar 14, 2019

target try-on session

Happy Thursday Friends! 

i have a quick little target try-on session for you over in my instastories - make sure you're following me on instagram - SASSANDSUN !! i have all the outfits linked below, just click the image to shop! all sizing info is mentioned in my stories! if you missed them, i save all my try-on session in the TRY ONS highlight on my profile! and as always feel free to DM me if you have any questions! 














stay tuned for more try-on sessions as well as styling sessions! if there are specific retailers you'd like me to do a try-on at, or a specific clothing item or shoes or print, please leave a comment od DM me on instagram!

have a beautiful day!

xo, steph

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