Hi all! I’m so excited to see so many new faces here and thought it would be nice to share a little about my family.

My family

A Little About Us

My husband Mikey and I have been married for coming up on 6 years and together for almost 10. It really is just so crazy how time flies!  We met playing volleyball- and guys, I may be a giant, but I am not good at volleyball! I’ll do a post soon on the story of how we met.  He is my biggest cheerleader and supporter and I could not have found a better partner in life.

We are blessed to have two boys that are very close in age at 16 months apart. It is such a busy time let me tell ya!



Vinny aka “Ninny” or “Nins” as Jojo calls him, is our 3 year old. Guys, who’s with me on this- age 3 is so much more challenging than age 2! He is strong willed, super smart and is not a fan of bedtime. He loves anything involving super heroes or Halloween and would love to dress in a costume every single day.  He made me a mama and I know he will do amazing things in life.



Joey aka Jojo is our 2 year old. When he was first born Vinny had just turned 16 months old and he started the nickname “Jojo” because he couldn’t say “Joey”.  It just stuck, and I love it! He is the sweetest baby that loves to give and receive hugs, tickles and kisses. Trust me when I tell you there is no one that loves applesauce more than this kid! He also loves to go to bed, which is amazing let me tell ya!  He is kindhearted and I swear he’s an angel sent from heaven.


Maddy is a jackapoo

Can’t forget about our pup!  Maddy is our jackapoo and she is 13 years old. I got her when she was just 4 months old and we have been through so much together! She is very good with the kids and at begging for food, ha!

Burb Life

We moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs when I was pregnant with Vinny. In the city we lived in a 3 story walk-up and had street parking, so having a house now is great for the kids and our pup. Having a backyard and a garage is the best, lol! It’s the little things, guys!

What We Do

For work, Mikey is a special education teacher for high school students and I work as a nurse part time. I work in the operating room a couple times a week and I also work as a nurse injector for a plastic surgeon injecting Botox and fillers. I also, am in network marketing selling hair care- which by the way is something that I said I would NEVER do and well, here I am! And I’m loving it! Another post on that coming soon.

On the days I don’t work I’m home with the kids and it’s been a nice balance. I plan to share more about my family through this blogging adventure, but thought it would be nice just to give you a quick overview of who we are.

Thanks so much for all of your support and following along on this journey! I’m so glad that you’re here!

XO, Sarah

I’m not sure if you’ve had a chance to check it out yet guys, but the Nordstrom Sale is legit this year.  There are sooo many amazing pieces, and at great prices!  I headed into the store yesterday to do a little try on session and added it to my Instagram highlights in case you missed it.  You will be able to shop any of the items in this post by clicking on the pictures at the end of the post!

I did a blog post last week sharing some tips for the sale and you can find that here.  Items tend to sell out quickly, so if there’s something you really want order it online right when you can!

If you’re not a Nordstrom card holder and you haven’t been able to shop the sale yet, don’t fret!  Public access to the sale starts on July 20th and they have already restocked a few things that have sold out.  There are quite a few great things this year, so you will definitely be able to snag some things you love!

Whenever I try things on, I usually tend to lean more towards black and gray items and so I’m really trying to branch out.  I need more colorful pieces in my life and there are some really good ones offered with this sale.  The store I was at was out of stock on a few pieces that I did have in mind to try, so I will include those here as well.

I am Feeling the Flannels

plaid prints are so fun

First up we have these items.  Although flannels scream Fall you can wear them in the summer, too!  A flannel tied around your waist with a tank and shorts in the summer- sooo cute!  Here are the few flannel options I tried out today.  This coat is super comfortable and perfect for when the weather starts to get a little chilly!  I am really in love with both these other options as well.  They both come in multiple colors and the blue really called my name.  I grabbed the black one too, but it also has white in it guys, I’m branching out, promise!  I’m all about tying shirts and sweaters lately and so I did size up to a medium in the flannel shirts, so I would be able to comfortably tie them.

Shop these items:

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The much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! Well, that is if you are a Nordstrom card holder. If you’re not a Nordstrom card holder you can apply here.  Nordstrom is also offering $40 if you use your card the same day that you apply.  Bada Bing, Bada Boom!  If you don’t have a card and not interested in one, public access to this sale begins on July 20th.  You can check out some of my tips for shopping this sale here.

my top 5 nordstrom anniversary sale picks under $100

My Top 5 Picks Under $100

I’ve rounded up my top five picks under $100 and I will be adding to my Nordstrom wishlist throughout the sale.  I will definitely upload more after I can get there and try some things on and will update you on fit of things.  I tend to go for the shoes right away and this year the shoes do NOT disappoint!  Like, I want them all, for real!  We can’t just wear shoes though guys, so I’ve branched out a little with these picks!

So, without further ado this is my top five picks under $100:

BlankNYC Moto Jacket

I have been on the hunt for a good leather jacket for quite some time now and this one is awesome!  I love that the hood is removable, so it can be dressed up a little.  The name of this jacket is “Meant to Be”, I mean, I feel like it’s the truth!  It fits true to size and you seriously cannot beat the price tag of $64.90!  Need!

black leather jacket

Steve Madden Petra Open Side Bootie

White Booties are all the rage right now.  I don’t have a pair yet and have been searching.  This pair is totally perfect and will go with SO many things!  I was excited to see these at such a great price!  They’re $79.90 on sale, snag them at this price while you can because once the sale is over, they go up to $119.95.

Steve Madden white booties

The Rivington Ripped Straight Leg Jeans

I have a feeling these will sell out quickly!  I was drawn to these because they have a trendy, yet grungy look to them.  Another thing that you can dress up or down for sure, and at a price tag of $64.90 you can’t beat it!  These jeans are an absolute must have!  Why do I have more ripped jeans than clean jeans?  Asking for a friend.


trendy jeans with a grungy edge. Obsessed!

Topshop Long Open Front Cardi

O.M.G!  This cardigan is so stinkin cute, guys!  Best part- it comes in four colors!  I’m drawn to the pink immediately, but any of the color options are great.  It’s priced at $49.90 and looks like the coziest cardi!  The length is perfect to wear over jeans or leggings.

topshop long and cozy cardigan

You Can’t Go Wrong With A Basic

It’s great to stock up on some basics at a low cost and this Raw Edge V-Neck Tee by BP is such a great basic to add to your wardrobe.  This tee comes in 10 colors and fits true to size.  The best part is that it’s only $11.90!

basic tee

There are so many good items at great prices at this sale and it’s unlike any other sale in that you can shop next season looks discounted!  I can’t wait to share more with you over the next 3 weeks of the sale.

Happy Shopping!

XO, Sarah




Is anyone else freaking out over the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  You guys, would I even be a blogger if I didn’t cover this?!  So excited!!  I swear, I intend to share other things besides fashion on my blog, but it’s looking like this is where my passion lies!

So let’s get to it…

It’s the biggest sale of the year and unlike any other, in that you can shop on trend items, on sale, before they’ve ever been released.  Can you even deal? Basically, let’s try on sweaters in July and pretend it’s fall because the deals are that good!  You all know, I love a deal!

I’ll be stalking the sale and sharing some of my favorite picks with you guys and I’m planning to do a try on session during the pre-sale to give idea of fit on things.

In the meantime, you can browse the sale catalog here.

For now here’s the details you need to know:

key dates: 7/12 early access, 720 general public access, 8/5 sale ends

Early Access: July 12-19th | You need to have a Nordstrom credit card to shop the sale early.  If you don’t have one you can apply for one here.

Public Sale: July 20- August 5th

Tips for Shopping this Sale

Since this is such a huge sale it’s a good idea to grab things online if you can.  You can always return in store if they don’t work for you, but hot items can and will sell out quickly.  If you have your eye on something grab it while you can and you can pick up in store if there is one near you.  They even offer curbside pickup- talk about service!

If You’re as Excited as I am Enter to Win a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card!

All you have to do to enter is post a photo on social media (Instagram or Twitter) and share with #NSale or #Sweepstakes showing your excitement.  See all the details to enter here.

I cannot wait to shop this sale and share some finds with you guys!  What are you looking to shop for?

XO, Sarah


I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good deal! I’ve rounded up a few of my more recent purchases to share with you that just so happen to be some pretty amazing designer dupes.

get these designer looks for less!

I love a good bag

It’s true! And as mom of two little ones it’s key to have an everyday purse that is big enough to throw some diapers and snacks in. Gotta have the snacks!  This purse is perfect for that and transitions well into a night out. It’s roomy and has a few inside pockets, plus it can be worn as a crossbody, which we love!

I purchased this bag online from Nordstrom Rack online and could not be happier with it! It is sold out on their site, which I’m not surprised about, but DSW still has it in stock!  It looks very similar to the Chloé Marcie purse and I’ve had people ask me if it is a Chloé. Gotta love a look for less!

look a like chloe purse

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