Written By Quincy Bulin

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Picks

Woo-ee, I got a little carried away with coverage for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s finally open to the public! It’s on until August 4th, but a lot will sell out by then so I recommend shopping now if there’s something you really want. Per usual, there’s so much good stuff to shop—both new fall pieces and everyday essentials—from the T3 Switch Kit Classic Trio and Bombas 6-Pack Ankle Socks to the Loeffler Randall Mikel Bow Sandal and Beis The 21-Inch Carry-On Roller. ENJOY!


Kate Somerville Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream / Westman Atelier Petite Lit Up Highlight Stick Duo / Slip Pure Silk 10-Pack Skinny Scrunchies / Supergoop! Unscreen Sunscreen Jumbo + Go Set / Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo / Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner / Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm / Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Duo / Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash / Necessaire The Body Wash Duo / T3 Airebrush Blow Dry Brush / T3 Switch Kit Classic Trio

Kate Somerville Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream: My skin is too sensitive for retinol, but I use this every few days and it works like a charm. Highly recommend!

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo + No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner: Olaplex is a miracle worker. Their products absolutely transformed my hair from dry and brittle to soft and bouncy. Buy the duo now and you’ll save $86, which is insane.

Pajamas and Intimates

Barefoot Dreams Short Robe / Minnetonka Cosi Slipper / Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Knit Pajamas / Bombas 3-Pack No-Show Socks / UGG Cozetta Shearling Slipper / Barefoot Dreams 2-Pack Ankle Socks / Barefoot Dreams Knit Pajamas / Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong / Natori Feathers Plunge T-Shirt Bra / Barefoot Dreams 2-Pack Calf Socks / Bombas 6-Pack Ankle Socks

Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong: TMI, but these are the only thongs I wear. Save even more when you buy four for $64—still pricey, but I PROMISE they’re worth it.

Natori Feathers Plunge T-Shirt Bra: I never thought I’d really love a bra until I tried this one. It’s comfortable and beautiful, and dare I say I actually enjoy wearing it?! Go up one size—I’m usually a 34A and wear a 34B.



Longchamp Le Pilage Expandable Tote / Beis Commuter Duffle Bag / Coach Hutton Shoulder Bag / Rebecca Minkoff Mini Amour Tote / Dagne Dover Micah Crossbody Bag / Madewell Medium Essentials East/West Tote / Dagne Dover Landon Large Duffle Bag

Longchamp Le Pilage Expandable Tote: Okay, this is brilliant: The tote comes with an inset you can zip on to make it bigger. It’s like zip-off cargo pants but way cuter haha.

Madewell Medium Essentials East/West Tote: I love that this leather tote has two sets of handles—seems like a small thing, but actually a game changer. Also, there’s an interior elastic for your water bottle!


Nordstrom Mary Jane Flat / Ann Mashburn Square Toe Ballet Flat / Loeffler Randall Mikel Bow Sandal / Adidas Primegreen Stan Smith Sneaker / Blondo Symone Waterproof Knee High Boot / On Cloud 5 Running Shoe / Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Cambry Sneaker / Hunter Short Rain Boot / Nordstrom Mia Chelsea Lug Boot / Loeffler Randall Hadley Bow Sandal

Ann Mashburn Square Toe Ballet Flat: Ann Mashburn’s craftsmanship is incredible and a pair of her shoes is on my wishlist! The square toe and bow are my favorite details.

Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Cambry Sneaker: If you don’t want identifiable brand markers, I think these are a great option. A leather upper is also way easier to clean than a canvas one!


Barbour Tulip Corduroy Trim Quilted Coat / Barbour Swallow Quilted Jacket / Barbour Cordelia Quilted Longline Jacket / Lauren Ralph Lauren Quilted Trench Coat / Lauren Ralph Lauren Quilted Faux Shearling Collar Jacket / Lauren Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Quilted Jacket / Lauren Ralph Lauren Quilted Corduroy Contrast Jacket / Lauren Ralph Lauren Water Resistant Trench Coat

Barbour Cordelia Quilted Longline Jacket: Discounted Barbour is one of my favorite parts of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I love this longer silhouette, and $145 off is INCREDIBLE.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Quilted Jacket: If you’re looking for a hip-length Barbour, Ralph Lauren has some great lookalikes. The contrast piping on this one really elevates it!


Slip Set of 2 Silk Pillowcases / Le Creuset 7.5 Quart Dutch Oven / Beis The 21-Inch Carry-On Roller / Dyson V15 Detect Complete Cordless Vacuum / Barefoot Dreams Rib Throw Blanket / Matouk Regent 6-Piece Towel Set / Jason Markk Essential Shoe Care Kit / Tumi V4 Collection Expandable Spinner Carry-On

Matouk Regent 6-Piece Towel Set: Everyone I know with Matouk towels is obsessed with them. They’re light but plush and an absolute steal right now.

Jason Markk Essential Shoe Care Kit: THIS. THING. IS. MAGIC. Emma’s disgusting gym sneakers became pure white again after using this, and my suede shoes I wore during a downpour look brand new too.


Nordstrom Cashmere Sweater / Caslon Pima Cotton Cardigan / Treasure & Bond Twill Utility Pants / French Connection Faux Wrap Sweater Dress / Madewell Kick Out Crop Jeans

Treasure & Bond Twill Utility Pants: These remind me SO MUCH of my favorite Anthropologie Colette pants but with more of a pleat. And they’re half the price right now!

Madewell Kick Out Crop Jeans: Madewell denim is seriously the best. You can’t go wrong with any of their styles, but this one is a best seller. How cute are all the extra buttons?!


Monica Vinader Heart Station Necklace / Nordstrom 2 Ct. Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings / Monica Vinader Diamond Stud Earrings / Monica Vinader Diamond Pendant Necklace / Monica Vinader Diamond Heart Charm Necklace

Nordstrom 2 Ct. Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings: I’m not a “real jewelry” girl, but even if I were, I wouldn’t bother with actual diamond studs because these look SO real. Plus, they’re only $30 right now!

Monica Vinader Diamond Pendant Necklace: A classic diamond necklace for under $200?! Honestly, you may want to consider getting this now and saving it for the holidays. It’s just that good.

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Walmart Deals Sale 2024

Samsung Frame TV / Shark IQ Robot Vacuum and Mop / Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Conditioner / Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer / Keurig Iced and Hot Single-Serve Coffee Maker / Bissell Little Green Carpet Cleaner / Apple AirPods Max / Shark Steam Mop / Dyson Airwrap / Oversized Arched Metal Mirror / Apple AirPods Pro / Carote 17-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set / Dyson V8 Origin+ Cordless Vacuum / Carote 14-Piece Knife Set / Vitamix 6500 Blender

First things first: Two blog posts in one week?! WHO AM I.

Anyway! You know how much the Larkin family loves Walmart, and right now they’re having a HUGE sale on so many of my favorite things. I’m shocked by some of these prices. They’re so low! If you’ve had your eye on any of these things, now’s the time to buy.

Samsung Frame TV: If you’re still not sold on the Frame TV, read Mitch’s review. We love ours so much! While I wouldn’t say it looks *just like* art, it’s definitely the most attractive TV I’ve ever seen. It’s an investment, but totally worth it—especially when the TV is on sale, like right now.

Shark IQ Robot Vacuum and Mop: We’re obsessed with our robot vacuum. It makes maintaining a clean home SO much easier. You don’t have to do anything except plug it in! This one is a vacuum AND a mop, which sounds even more amazing. (Mitch, feel free to surprise me!)

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Conditioner: Olaplex completely transformed my hair. Seriously—it was so dry and over-processed, and now it’s smooth, soft, and bouncy. If your hair sounds like mine used to, PLEASE do yourself a favor and get this.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer: Guys. This thing dries my hair in just five minutes, max. And it protects your hair from heat damage! My hair ends up way less frizzy—just smooth and silky. A dream! Mitch bought mine refurbished and it’s 100% the way to go.

Keurig Iced and Hot Single-Serve Coffee Maker: Iced coffee people, this one’s for you! I love that you can choose between iced or hot. A single-serve is great for college students, those living alone, and offices.

Bissell Little Green Carpet Cleaner: If you don’t have this yet, please believe me when I say it’s not a want, but a NEED. I’m amazed at what my little green machine can handle. It made my disgusting outdoor cushions look brand new in an afternoon.

Apple AirPods Max: Apparently, these are the be-all and end-all of headphones. They’re super comfy, the audio is insane, and the noise cancellation really works. On an aesthetic note, I love all the color options!

Shark Steam Mop: Steam mops are magic. I use mine on our hardwood and tile floors, and they end up looking BRAND NEW. The price on this one is too good to ignore!

Dyson Airwrap: I know you’ve heard everyone talk about this, but it really is worth the hype. It styles my hair SO quickly with minimal damage. Again, Mitch bought mine refurbished and I definitely recommend going that route. Why not save the money?!

Oversized Arched Metal Mirror: Large floor mirrors can be super pricey, but at 60% off, this one is actually pretty reasonable. It comes in a million sizes too!

Apple AirPods Pro: I don’t know anyone who owns AirPods and doesn’t use them every single day. The adaptive audio feature is super cool—the noise control is automatically adjusted throughout the day based on your surroundings!

Carote 17-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set: If my math is correct, this best selling set is almost 70% off. How is that possible?! The removable handle is a GENIUS storage hack. I wish we had this when we lived in New York.

Dyson V8 Origin+ Cordless Vacuum: If you only buy one thing, it should be this. Having a cordless stick vacuum will change your life. We live in a three-story home (with a basement) and my Dyson saves my back, floors, and sanity on a daily basis.

Carote 14-Piece Knife Set: Okay, I really don’t understand how this is 80% off. It kind of feels like a mistake?! You get six steak knives, five cooking knives, a knife sharpener, kitchen shears, and a knife block for just $39—and the reviews are incredible.

Vitamix 6500 Blender: I know this is pricey, but Vitamix blenders are the best of the best. You’ll never go back! You can make so many things—ice cream, soup, peanut butter, etc. It’s like having six appliances in one.

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Target Circle Week Sale 2024

Buckle up, guys! This is the first of four major sales this month. I’m only slightly freaking out about covering them all, but the deals are SO GOOD. Target Circle Week started yesterday, July 7th, and ends on July 13th. Because everything from apparel to tech to home is on sale (up to 50% off), this is a great opportunity to both stock up on your everyday essentials and invest in the things you’ve had on your wishlist! All you have to do is join Target Circle, which is free, to take advantage of the sale—and its daily deals.

Nespresso VertuoPlus Espresso Machine / BISSELL Little Green Max Pet Carpet Cleaner / Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven / Apple 10.2-inch Wi-Fi iPad / Bose SoundLink Flex Portable Bluetooth Speaker / Shark Matrix Self Empty Robot Vacuum / Google Nest Learning Thermostat / KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5qt Stand Mixer / GE Profile Opal 2.0 Nugget Countertop Ice Maker / Dyson V8 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum / Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop

BISSELL Little Green Max Pet Carpet Cleaner: Life CHANGED when I got my little green machine. I actually have this one, but I hear the pet version is even more powerful. Magic.

Shark Matrix Self Empty Robot Vacuum: If you haven’t yet enjoyed the magic that is robot vacuums, what are you waiting for?! They vacuum your house FOR YOU. This model is self-emptying, which is honestly a game changer, but this more basic one is $200 cheaper!

Dyson V8 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum: Including our basement, we live in a four-story home—lugging a heavy vacuum up and down the stairs is just not an option. My Dyson makes my life a billion times easier and it’ll makes yours easier too.

Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop: I promise a steam mop will change. your. life. I use mine to deep clean our hardwood and tile floors, and they literally look BRAND NEW after. (I actually own this one, but the price and reviews are great here!)

Ogden Console Table / Grooved Wood with Glass Cabinet / Shelburne Coffee Table / Promontory Cabinet / Litchfield Round Dining Table / Kaysville Counter Stool / 3pc Haven Modular Sectional / Shelburne Nightstand / Console Table with Woven Rattan Shelf / Vintage Windsor Drop Leaf Dining Table / Vivian Park Swivel Chair / Lynwood Storage Bench / Woodspring Accent Chair

Ogden Console Table: I totally get why everyone has this console table. I’m obsessed with the burl wood, especially in the dark brown. The coordinating nightstand and headboard came out recently, and they’re both on super sale too!

Promontory Cabinet: Okay, this thing is gorgeous. Line up multiple together and they’ll look like the chicest built-ins! The TV stand looks the exact same but horizontal.

Litchfield Round Dining Table: This is such a close match for our dining table but (a lot) cheaper. It comes in black too.

Kaysville Counter Stool: $35 in savings doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up FAST when you’re buying stools. Or the matching chairs!

3pc Haven Modular Sectional: Modular designs like this are just the best (you can also get it in four, five, or six pieces). It’s an absolute STEAL right now. There’s a cream canvas, but I personally think the green velvet is super pretty.

Woodspring Accent Chair: Oh my gosh, I love this chair. The curved arms, the caned sides… it’s SO GOOD. And it’s a great deal right now. The ottoman and bench are on sale too!

Dining Chairs & Stools

Dining & Coffee Tables

Side & Console Tables

Cabinets & Shelves

Sofas & Accent Chairs


Beds & Headboards

Benches & Ottomans

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2024 Best Sellers So Far

The girls are at Gammy Camp, so I did something I hardly ever remember to do… Actually look at my analytics. 😂 I’m the worst blogger, it’s fine. It’s so fun to see what you guys are buying and loving! These are the top 15 best sellers of the year, so far. (Will I do an end-of-year recap? Jury is out. 🤣)

Birch Lane Momsen Lamp / Bissell Little Green Machine / Quince Tiered Maxi Dress / Waterproof Draining Basket / The World Game / J.Crew Emilie Sweater Lady Jacket / Ric Rac Tank Top and Shorts Set / Quince Cropped Cotton Polo Sweater / Raffia Flower Earrings / Target Nina Slide Sandals / Dr. Martens Leonore Chelsea Boots / Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Kit / Studio McGee Cheetah Wall Art / Hearth & Hand Back Seat Car Organizer / Bob Books Set 1 for Beginning Readers

Birch Lane Momsen Lamp: Scallops, woven texture, an adorable light blue—this might just be the perfect lamp. You can choose from two sizes and six other colors too!

Bissell Little Green Machine: This magical thing made my disastrous outdoor cushions look BRAND NEW. Emma loves helping clean our rugs and upholstery with it because she says it’s “so satisfying.” 🤣 And she’s not wrong!

Quince Tiered Maxi Dress: Can you believe this is only $69?! This style is a lookalike for the Somerset from Anthropologie and exactly why I love Quince—they have the BEST clothes at the CHEAPEST prices. The stripe (my favorite!) isn’t in stock right now, but the green feels meant to be with my red hair and I’m just loving the pink.

Waterproof Draining Basket: Because it’s plastic with drainage holes, there are SO MANY ways you can use a basket like this—shower caddy, bath toy storage, under-the-sink organizing, pool/mud kitchen/beach toys… It comes in some other pretty colors and is only $18.

The World Game: This game is proof that geography can be FUN. Emma loves playing it—and so do I! We laugh so much while also learning a ton. It’s a win-win.

J.Crew Emilie Sweater Lady Jacket: A staple! It’s the most amazing three-season sweater. My mom and I both wear ours all. the. time.

Ric Rac Tank Top and Shorts Set: The ric rac set is so lightweight, and it’s wrinkle-resistant and therefore perfect for travel. Who doesn’t love a good ric rac product?! There are also skirts, pants, and dresses!

Quince Cropped Cotton Polo Sweater: My mom got this $49 (how?!) sweater first, and obviously I had to copy her. 😂 The collar is too cute! And 100% cotton = NO ITCH.

Raffia Flower Earrings: My cousins and I are OBSESSED with these earrings and you guys are too. They also weigh absolutely nothing (this is coming from someone whose ears can’t handle dangling earrings). They look like something you would find in a fancy boutique, but only cost $8. Oh, and they come in five other summery colors!

Target Nina Slide Sandals: I still can’t believe these are only $20 because they look WAY more expensive. They are cushioned, which makes them so comfy. The sandals are true to size and come in four other great colors. (I have the raffia and cognac!)

Dr. Martens Leonore Chelsea Boots: If you want to know how I make it through the Chicago winters, it’s these boots. They are entirely fur-lined, waterproof, and SO cute. Plus, they have an air-cushioned sole and no break-in period! I bought the brown first and then went for the black because they are such a staple in my wardrobe. The boots are true to size, but if you’re a half size like me, you should go up to the next whole size.

Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Kit: The shoe cleaner revived Emma’s disgusting gym sneakers to PURE WHITE after a full year of use. You just pour the cleaner on, scrub, white and viola—good as new. It’s sorcery. I just used it on my suede sandals I assumed I’d ruined in a downpour and they came back to life!

Studio McGee Cheetah Wall Art: I have this styled on one of our shelves and just love it. It looks like something you’d pick up at a thrift store, except that a bunch of us have it! It’s so fun to match with you guys. 😉

Hearth & Hand Back Seat Car Organizer: I included this in my roundup of the new Hearth & Hand summer collection and stand by what I said then: cuter than the average organizer, but still utilitarian and not too precious.

Bob Books Set 1 for Beginning Readers: PLEASE buy these if your kid is learning how to read. This is exactly how we taught the girls. These books start with very easy sounds, and once they master them, you can get the next slightly-more-challenging set and so on. They are also SO CHEAP. Just try them and you’ll never go back.

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New Studio McGee for Target

HI GUYS. Who else loves Studio McGee for Target launch day?! My original plan was to create a single collage, and then I decided on one for furniture and another for decor, but here we are with… FOUR. FOUR COLLAGES. 🤣 There’s just so much good stuff! My *favorite* find is this set of five gallery wall frames for only $65. Interior design is hard enough. The curated set makes it WAY easier. Happy shopping!

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Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

Echo Show 5 / Audible Subscription / Air Popper / Travel French Press Mug / How to Cook Everything / Bocce Ball Set / Electric Smoker / Meta Quest 2 / Fossil Watch / Mini Single-Serve Keurig / Wireless Charging Tray / AeroGarden / Mini Tech Kit

Father’s Day is on SUNDAY. Not to brag, but Mitch and my dad are the best. I want them to feel loved and appreciated every day, but especially on Father’s Day! Alas, my time management doesn’t always make the effort. 😉 This is why Amazon is my favorite website. Anything you want, delivered in two days? Perfect. Everything here should arrive in time for Father’s Day, but double check the delivery date because it can depend on where you live!

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Summer Wedding Guest Dresses Under $150

Guys, are weddings not the best? I just love love. We attended a beloved family member’s wedding recently (love you, Conor and Megan!) and it reminded me of how much FUN it is to get dressed up. It was also nice to feel put together for once. 🤣 Anyway, I was inspired to round up some summer wedding guest dresses for you. And the best part is, they’re all under $150!


Flutter Sleeve Floral Maxi / Washable Silk Cowl Neck Midi / One-Shoulder Floral Midi ($54!) / Angel Sleeve O-Ring Maxi / One-Shoulder Midi / Plunge Cowl Back Maxi / Sweetheart Floral Midi / Floral Slip Maxi / Washable Silk Square-Neck Maxi / Puff Sleeve Floral Midi ($79!) / Ric Rac Maxi ($49!) / Sheer Puff Sleeve Floral Midi

Flutter Sleeve Floral Maxi: Oh my gosh, this is SO PRETTY. I don’t wear a lot of purple, but I’ll make an exception for this dress. 😉

Washable Silk Cowl Neck Midi: Yes, you read that right—WASHABLE. Quince is the best you can get at this price, and you’ll wear the dress forever. The neckline isn’t too low and the slit isn’t too high—it’s all just right.

One-Shoulder Floral Midi: $54 and the reviews are amazing! This dress even comes in 18 different prints, because you know, options. The tiered ruffle skirt is perfect for twirling on the dance floor. Am I right or am I right?!

Angel Sleeve O-Ring Maxi: This isn’t necessarily a dupe for the dress I wore at Conor and Megan’s wedding, but the silhouette is definitely similar. I love Abercrombie because pretty much everything they sell comes in petite, regular, and tall so you don’t have to tailor as much.

One-Shoulder Midi: This is the kind of dress you buy and wear to every single special occasion going forward. It’s timeless—and comes in 13 colors! The bow on the shoulder, obviously, is the best part.

Plunge Cowl Back Maxi:  Another classic dress. And another Abercrombie find, which means it’s available in petite, regular, and tall!

Sweetheart Floral Midi: This print is SO cute. At first it looks like an abstract painted with watercolor, but up close it’s the prettiest floral. It’s also colorful, but not too busy if you’re going to be in pictures!

Floral Slip Maxi: This floral print is the exact opposite of the one next to it 😂, but I love it so much. (Am I cool enough to wear a dress that bold? Jury’s still out haha.)

Washable Silk Square-Neck Maxi: Another washable dress for the win! Quince so gets me. Plus, it’s classic and you can style it a zillion different ways.

Puff Sleeve Floral Midi: I had to double check the price on this because I couldn’t believe it was $79. It looks at least double that!

Ric Rac Maxi: Coming in at $49, this is the cheapest dress on the list! It’s a little more casual than the others but I just couldn’t resist the ric rac. Adorable.

Sheer Puff Sleeve Floral Midi: I think of this as totally my style… if I were a little more fun. 🤣 I mean, those sheer sleeves!

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