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    Top Sale Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + Tips to Shopping Like A Pro

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tips, shopping tips, Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Free People Jeans, white peplum top, Tory Burch Miller Sandals, Louis Vuitton World Tour bandeau

    Happy Wednesday everyone!

    If you haven’t heard, Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year is here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts this Thursday July 12th for Early Access card holders.  I will be headed to Nordstrom today to preview some of their sale items and possibly do a try on session that way I can have an idea of what I will be purchasing on Thursday. You can also preview the sale by checking out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog here. After browsing the catalog I am sharing my top sale picks with you, and sharing the items that will be selling out fast so you don’t miss out, and other tips to shopping the sale like a pro. Read the inside scoop below!

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    Fashion, Food, For the Home

    5 Tips to Throwing a Chic Summer Soiree

    #dawnpdarnell, #summerstyle #houstonblogger, summer entertaining, summer party, soiree, how to throw a summer soiree, tips to throwing a summer soiree, outdoor entertaining, home and gardens, garden party, summer tablescape

    Happy Monday everyone!

    Hope everyone had a great weekend! With summer in full swing there’s nothing more fun than gathering with friends and family over good conversation, good food, and drinks. This summer go beyond your usual BBQ gatherings and opt for a chic summer soiree. Plus I love the idea of getting dressed up for fun summer entertaining with friends. Today I am sharing five tips in throwing a chic summer soiree that will sure be a hit with your friends and family. Check it out below!

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    Fashion

    How to Style the Louis Vuitton World Tour Bandeau for Summer

    Happy Friday ya’ll! Hope ya’ll had a great week! Today I am finally sharing my video on how to wear the new Louis Vuitton World Tour bandeau. If you know me, you know how much I love wearing bandeaus and bandanas especially during the summer. It is such a chic and versatile accessory, and with the Louis Vuitton bandeau its an accessory that you can wear through the year. Whether you are dressing up your bag, wearing it around your neck, or as a hair accessory, check out my video on how to style the Louis Vuitton World Tour bandeau for summer.

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    Fashion, Travel

    Kin Toh Azulik in Tulum – Red Polka Dot Dress

    Kin Toh, Azulik, Tulum, Mexico, #travelstyle, #travelblogger, #vacationstyle, #dawnpdarnell, #houstonblogger, red polka dot dress, white cat eye sunglasses, Lisi Lerch earrings

    Happy 4th of July!

    Today I wanted to keep in short and sweet with this red polka dot dress for $40 I wore on our trip to Tulum. Josh and I went to have drinks at Kin Toh Azulik which was the coolest tree house restaurant overlooking the beach and jungles of Tulum. The architecture was marvelous and the scenic views so unique. Even the bathrooms were beautiful. It was so eco friendly, with limited electricity, and no central air conditioning. They had a live DJ and a hookah bar. Kin Toh was definitely a place to see in Tulum.  Check out more pictures of this restaurant and my outfit below!

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    Fashion

    Swimwear Under $60 for All Body Types – The Comparison Game

    #dawnpdarnell, #summerfashion, #swimwear, #summerstyle, highwaistej bikini, black bikini, swim cover up, swimwear under $50, affordable swimwear, quay sunglass, bamboo bag, Louis Vuitton Word Tour Bandeau, LV bandeau, Tory Burch Miller sandals

    Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Since summer is here in full swing I wanted to share with ya’ll my favorite swimwear under $60! Since my breast augmentation surgery I was so excited for summer and to go swimsuit shopping for our trip to Tulum. However some of my favorite bikinis have been ones that were very figure flattering with our without big boobs, and best part is they are under $60. So no matter your body type whether you are trying to hide something or show something off, I have a swimsuit for you that will make you feel confident to hit the pool or beach this summer. Plus I’m sharing my thoughts on the comparison game when it comes to our bodies this summer. Read more below.

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    Beauty, Fashion

    June Favorites + 4th of July Sales

    Hey guys,

    Happy Friday! So I’m going to keep it real with ya’ll, and try to keep it as transparent as possible. This past week after getting back from our trip I’ve been stressing myself out with trying to finish last-minute collaborations, while still providing quality content to you guys. Not to mention trying to get back in the swing of things with working out and being a mom. Well lets just say something had to give. This week was nothing but too many late nights, bad eating habits, and Netflix as my babysitter while I tried to get work done. It wasn’t the highlight reel you see on Instagram. So today I am keeping it real with this unedited video of my June Favorites. Because little do you know how many times I have to cut and edit out all the “likes” and “Umms” when I talk. If there is one thing I am working on, it is speaking more fluently on camera, and it has been a slow progress. This video will be a constant reminder to me that I am a work in progress, and that I am not perfect. So bear with me as I share my fashion, beauty, fitness, and lifestyle favorites with you in this unedited, unscripted twenty-minute June Favorites video. Plus don’t forget to check out my favorite 4th of July sales below!

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    Family, Fashion

    Kendra Scott Fundraiser for Santa Fe – A Little Goes a Long Way

    KENDRA SCOTT, FUNDRAISER, #NATIONALBFFDAY, BIG ASS BALLOONS, LAUREN JAMES #SUMMERSTYLE, #SUMMERFASHION, YELLOW PEPLUM TOP, WHITE TIE FRONT SHORTS, LACE UP SANDALS

    Happy Monday everyone! Hope ya’ll had a great weekend! Today I just wanted to recap my Kendra Scott event I had three weeks ago to help raise money for Santa Fe school shooting victims. I have so many people to thank, including everyone who came out, to all the amazing bloggers who partnered up for this event, and to all the brands who donated their time and service to make this a fun event for everyone. I also wanted to share a little Monday motivational thought on how a little act of service can make a difference in this world. And though we may not see the eventual outcome, I consider our actions like a drop in an ocean that creates a continuing and ever-growing ripple. We are that drop in the ocean that is part of a huge wave that will make a difference in this world. Read more of my recap and thoughts below.

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    Fashion, Travel

    Akumal + Tulum – Vacation Instagram Roundup

    #visitmexico, Tulum, mexioc, Akumal, anniversary pictures, red dress, summer style, #couplesgoals, #summerfashion, vacation style, what to wear to Mexico, vacation style

    Happy Friday everyone! It is officially summer and we are back from an amazing kid free vacation to Tulum and Akumal. We had so many fun adventures, lots of eating, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. If you were watching my Instastories, then you know how absolutely amazing it was. Today I just wanted to share a quick Instagram recap of my vacation that you can easily shop. I will be sharing full outfit and day-to-day recaps as well as a video and travel guide in the next couple of weeks. But until then you can get the first look of our vacation here. Check out some of our photos of our trip and details of my outfits below!

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    Family, Fashion

    The Day He Found Out He Was Going To Be A Dad

    Father's Day, #fathersday, #lovestory, SUMMER STYLE, wrap dress, marriage, #rockport, #zappos

    Happy Friday, me and Josh are off to Akumal and Tulum Mexico! We are so excited to spend a kid free week together, and can’t wait for the adventures we have planned! Today I wanted to share an early Father’s Day tribute to the best dad there is, and share the story of the day when Josh found out he was going to be a father. I also found old pictures lol! We were so young and scared back then lol! It was the biggest surprise of our life, and nothing we planned, but the day we found out I knew Josh was going to be the best dad to our little one. Read the full story below.

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