Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Everything Under $100

    So the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…lets chat. If your instagram feed looks anything like mine, you are VERY aware of the fact that it is going on and that there are “so many great deals”.  Well to be honest, I don’t think the deals are that impressive, nor do I think you should feel pressured to buy something just because things are a little discounted.

    That being said, there are some items I am interested in purchasing at this time. Specifically one of the winter coats,  potentially the Blank NYC dress (scroll below to find), and some shoes I can wear to work. Based on my closet, these are pieces that would contribute to my wardrobe. If you’re interested in shopping the sale, but don’t want to be eating PB & J this month, I advise you really think about the holes in your wardrobe and truly only buy what you need. If you’re interested in how I have paired down my closet, you can check this posts out: Closet Clean Out: 7 Questions to Help you Declutter.

    Clothes Under $100

    Activewear Under $100

    Shoes Under $100

    As you clicked through the items you may see that some of the items are sold out. Word around town is that Nordstrom is pretty good about restocking items, so bookmark it, put a reminder in your phone, and check back later to see if it is back in stock.
    Happy shopping, or happy saving your money!
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    Monthly Purchases: Summer Dresses

    Summer Dresses

    The next round of “Monthly Purchases” is featuring dresses! In a dream world, I would strictly wear dresses…and maybe yoga pants. One, because finding multiple pairs of pants that I like is tough, and two, the effort it takes to put together a good outfit everyday….woo no thank you.

    Unfortunately, I live in Washington D.C where we have this thing called snow! So, I’m going to enjoy dress season while I can. Below is a round up of dresses I’ve had my eye on, in a range of prices!

    I have really been loving the midi dress length lately, so you’ll see a lot of that here. Also, if had to pick three words to describe my style, “classic” would definitely be one of them, and what says classic more than wrap dresses?!
    What is your favorite style of dresses?
    Happy Shopping!
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    Lysse On Life: Weekly Favorites

    Lysse On Life

    Before posting on social media, I have been asking myself the question “Is this beneficial?” Am I providing something to my readers/viewers, or am I just babbling about nothing. So I am starting this series to have a place where I can share things I think could be of service of to you all, either through a laugh, or a new podcast to try out, or a make-up product to buy.


    Podcasts {Finds}

    My favorite episodes of How I Built This

    Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

    Rent the Runway


    Crate & Barrel


    Health & Beauty {Finds}

    Wet and Wild Photo Finish Foundation

    Before two weeks ago, I did not wear foundation. Just powder with blush on top. My little sister, a makeup fanatic, was appalled by this fact and ordered me to buy this Wet and Wild foundation. It was only $5 so I went for it. Y’ALL!! It’s great! It doesn’t looked to heavy or cakey, it matches my skin tone pretty well, and it has been holding up great under the heat and humidity of the summer. Obviously I can’t compare it to anything else, but it is doing the job for me and I’m pumped about it!

    Pure Encapsulations

    Vitamins are important y’all, but I can’t say I’m the best at taking them regularly. Pure Encapsulations has been making it a little easier for me with their individually packaged vitamins for each day. I can throw it in my bag and take them on the go.

    Essential Oils

    My mom has gotten pretty into the essential oil thing lately, so last time I was home I gave it a try. I’m #clumsy and recently scratched my shin, so my mom had my put Lavender oil on it each night. In no time the scrap healed and fell off. I have continued to use it on my scar. Secondly, I have been diffusing lavender and frankincense to help me fall asleep. Based on my little sleep quality app, my sleep quality has increased by like 8%!! Lastly, I have been using the oil Panaway on my sour muscles. It smells similar to tiger ball. I won’t say it’s magic, but I have enjoyed the benefits so far.

    Jesus {Music}

    I’ve been jamming out to Reckless Love originally by Cory Asbury. I made a instagram post about it this week. Like all Jesus music, there are 15 million covers. Some of my favorite are by Bethel Music and Passion.

    Fashion {Finds}

    I have made a personal goal of trying to look more put together on a daily basis. This consists of wearing jewelry, laying my edges down, and wearing a little but of makeup. With this goal I quickly realized that I don’t own a lot of jewelry that I like, especially earrings. I’m currently loving all the simple and dainty pieces from Madewell. Don’t forget if you’re a student or a teacher you get a 15% of discount!

    I’m Hungry {Finds}

    Nespresso Ice Coffee 

    I love my Nespresso in general. I can brew espresso, make lattes, drip coffee, and basically do the whole shebang with this one machine. This summer they came out with a limited edition of ice coffee pods. I hate trying to make ice coffee at home because it always ends up too watery or not the right temperature, but these pods changed the game. The pods brew room temperature coffee, I add 4-5 ice cups, and a splash of milk and it’s amazing. Basically fools proof!