Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Shoe Clearance!

i occassionally get updates in my inbox from Nordstrom letting me know the latest sale info and this was one i have to pass on:

starting today you can save on the vast selection of top shoe brands and styles for women, men, and kids. fall styles are on sale so if you have yet to finish your back to school shopping, this is a great place to finish. not only that, Nordstrom is now offering free shipping! previously this was only offered if you spent a certain $ amount so take advantage of shopping from the luxury of your Lay-Z-Boy.

my husband bought me a pair of these adorable boots last year for Christmas. unfortunately, they were too tall for my short little legs. instead, i found these in the children's section for half the price, and they fit! so if there is a commons shoe style that you like (i.e. Uggs, Toms, Hunter), be sure to see if you can get these in the kids section first. anyone with a size 7 or under should be able to find something. size 8 and above, i'm sorry to say it's adults only for you :)

good luck!

Free Shipping Free Returns all the time, for orders of every size. Plus, if you don't absolutely love your purchase, returns are free. Shop NORDSTROM

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back To School Fashion

so i mentioned that i was in the works with a new i thought i would give you a few more details! my incredibly talented friend Kiki has a blog called Kiki Creates. we spoke a long time ago about the possibility of collaborating in the future, and well, the time has come! she and her awesome husband have put together a blog that i will be contributing to regularly. also included are fitness, photography, cooking, and of course, Kiki's specialty, crafts and DIY. below is the post i contributed most recently and the transition to word press should be coming soon.

please be sure to "Follow" both Kiki and I. we are really excited for this project and hope to turn it into something really special.

hello everyone! i am so excited to begin blogging with Kiki. the first time we met i went home and told my husband, "that girl is my idol. i want her for a friend." she is not only uber creative, she is fun, kind, and a great woman. now that i have raved about her, let me tell you a little about myself.

i am 30 years old, married, with 3 beautiful children. i began working as a makeup artist and received tons of questions, "how do you do that?" "what brushes do you use?" "what colors work for me?" i figured i might as well start blogging to answer these questions which is how Blushing Basics began. i love using makeup as a medium and faces as my canvas. i embrace all things girl-y: makeup, hair, clothes, get the idea. i don't consider myself an expert, but i am always trying to stay on top of the latest techniques and styles. if you ever have any questions or suggestions, please send me a note!

it's that time of year again. the leaves start to change, the weather starts to cool, and new trends are emerging. now that my son has started school, i face the challenge of getting myself, and 3 children, dressed and out the door by 8:15 a.m. time is of the essences so i need ideas that are quick and easy.

here is a preview of some of the upcoming trends we will be seeing this fall.

Crazy for Plaid

plaid is back and it is a great look for that casual every day wear. we will be seeing plaids in everything from shoes to shirts. just a few pieces added to your wardrobe will go a long way. while plaid has been around before it is being update with new styling, i.e. tunics, dresses, roll sleeves. get your plaid on.

I Love Polka Dots

polka dots are pretty and a fun way to stay feminine. this trend will be easy to wear. find yourself a cute top to go with some skinnies or a scarf to dress up a plain tee. get a little riskier with some peep toe platform pumps.

last but not least:

My Uniform

Pocket tee, $36
Gap, $70
H M lace scarve, £2.99
Kids' Shoes and Tiny TOMS

when all else fails, stick to what you know best. i love putting on my stretchy jeggings with a white tee and whatever scarf i'm feeling at the moment. simply adding a scarf gives the vibe that you actually put a teeny bit of thought into what you are wearing that day. i like scarves simply for the fact that they make a plain outfit, not so plain anymore. most importantly, i am comfortable wearing this and i feel put together and confident.
whatever your go to is, look for ways you can make it current with this fall's trends and go for it. as long as you feel beautiful, you will look beautiful.

ps. please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. any trends you are loving?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Coming Soon...

i know it's been ages since i last posted, BELIEVE ME, it has been a whirlwind. a lot has happened to the Blushing Basics household including a new addition:

Olive B

5lbs. 10oz.
18 in.
Born June 28, 2011

we are currently residing in Denver, CO. the dynamic duo of Kellie and Kristie are still together. and last but not least

drum roll please

i am in the works on a NEW blog. you are going to love it. so please, stay friends, keep checking back, and i promise to have things up and running soon.

missed you.