Tomorrow, July 28th, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to EVERYone. As always, you can save a lot of money each year by shopping for high-quality fashion brands for less during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
This year is no different; with Fall around the corner, now is a great time to buy fun pieces to layer up or style once the temps cool down a little bit.
I have always share looks that I shop and wear year over year. From my favorite cutouts to date night dresses, this year, the sales look great! As always, scoop these pieces up quickly as they tend to sell out quickly!
Here are some affordable pieces that you will be glad you shopped for less, trust me!
A happy consequence of these past few years has been the time to step away from all of life’s distractions and really focus on ME. I spent many hours reflecting on personal and professional goals. About 5 years ago, I stepped away from my full-time job as a Development Specialist for a non-profit agency to pursue the blog. Giving Chicks And Salsa all my attention really allowed me the freedom to challenge myself in a way I had never done before. I had to be specific about my goals and direction. Without discipline, I knew I would end up disappointed. So on this journey, there were some pivotal lessons that I have learned that I wanted to share.
Don’t Fear Tomorrow
I used to fear the future chronically. I took a risk, and the destination was unknown. Learning lesson #2 is what made me look forward to tomorrow rather than fear it.
Ride The Wave
From my first post to my first collaboration to the start of Digital Chicks Media, any time an opportunity was presented, I said yes and turned wherever the tide took me. This ended up being a rewarding and winning strategy.
Own Your Story
I had heard about owning your story when I attended the Style Collective conference early on. In paving my own path, I got to know my story better than ever. I had become my own boss and made every little and big decision along the way. Being intimately involved with my destiny made me own that story in a way I never had before.
It may sound cheesy, but manifestation works, and it took a global pandemic to make me step back to see what I wanted from my life clearly. This post would not be complete without a shout-out to my favorite and life-changing book, The Celestine Prophecy. This book is more than a novel; it is a blueprint on how to pay attention to the signals in the universe. The book so accurately describes nature’s way of putting us on a path that once you see the signs, there is so much that the universe reveals to you.
If you made this far into my post, I hope you found some of this in some way motivational or inspiring. Thank you for being part of my tribe.
We have all heard about work-life balance, particularly now, but what can you do when work and home are happening all under the same roof!?!
As a work-from-home mom with a full-time career in digital marketing and two kids who have been virtually learning since March 2019, I have definitely had to learn a few tough lessons. Thankfully, these have taught me to work smarter, not necessarily harder. Read on to see how I am doing my best to pull it all off.
Cut Yourself Some Slack
I pride myself on productivity. During the pandemic, my sense of accomplishment took a hit, and now, I am ok with doing just enough. That means letting the laundry sit an extra day (or two), taking some shortcuts in the kitchen, and generally just chilling out.
Harness the Power of Technology
I have been fighting the need to do this for years, but THIS YEAR, I have finally integrated all of my work and family calendars on Google and also picked up a few tricks to help with the clutter on my desk. I recently purchased one of these cases for my iPad which has made doing work on the go much easier. I also purchased an Apple Pencil to eliminate all the notebooks, notepads, sticky notes that clutter my desk. Pro Tip: Good Notes is an app that has helped me clear my desk by allowing me to write and store them digitally.
When my personal space is a mess, my mind is a mess. So I have been doing little things to keep your physical and mental space tidy.
The WEE Hours
For the last few months when I wake up before everyone else, I make a cup of coffee and enjoy the peace and quiet. The 30-40 minutes I have with my thoughts in the morning really set the tone for the rest of my day. I use this time to JUST SIT, I look outside, check the news, maybe social media and within 30 minutes I already feel caught up and ready for whatever is in store for the day ahead.
I am sure all of this seems easier said than done, but after doing these things for several months, they have become a habit. A habit, I intend to keep long after things get back to normal.
Ok, so I am guilty of being a slave to fashion. I saw this Def Leppard sweatshirt and wanted it so bad despite not being an active fan. Usually, I am not a fan of the ‘bandwagon’ type mentality, but I could not resist.