Memorial Day Inspiration & Sale Roundup

 I recently watched this commencement speech video and was definitely inspired, so I thought I’d share with you! In light of Memorial Day weekend, I thought it was very appropriate. (Start around 4:00 that’s when it gets really good)

The other great part of Memorial Day is, of course, shopping! I’ve listed some of the best sales going on this weekend. Have fun!

6PM Memorial Day Sale on mens, womens, home goods and summer swim & apparel

AG Adriano Goldschmied  Spend and Save Event! Shop & receive up to $200

DATES: Ends May 26

Alice + Olivia Spring Sale Up to 60% Off // Gift with purchase on orders over $250 (before taxes and shipping)

DATES: Ends May 26

Alternative Apparel  Extra 30% off Sale Items


DATES: Ends May 26

Barneys Warehouse  Up to an additional 40% off select styles for a limited time only **Excludes Chloé, See by Chloé and Alexander Wang handbags. Discounts cannot be combined. Final prices will be reflected in shopping cart.

DATES: Ends Wednesday, May 27, 2014 (11:59 PM PDT)

Baublebar  30% off full priced items

DATES: Ends 5/26

Exclusions: Does not apply to Buried Bauble, Platinum Buried Bauble, Monthly Musts, Sales Item, Gift Cards, featured designer products or other promotional items.

BCBG Take 30% Off at, plus free shipping!

DATES: May 22- May 27

Bloomingdales Big Brown Bag Sale – Take an extra 20% off a great selection of sale and clearance items at!

DATES: May 22-26.


Bobbi Brown // Enjoy a special surprise gift ($18+ value) plus Free Shipping, with any $50 order.


DATES: May 23 – May 26

DVF Take an additional 30% off sale items

DATES: May 22 – May 26


Forward by Elyse Walker up to 50% no code required

DATES: May 22 – May 26

French Connection 30% off online and in stores. Plus free shipping for online purchases over $150

DATES: Ends May 26


Gap  Take 40% off regular price styles. Restrictions apply.

DATES: Ends May 26


Halston Heritage  40% off sale PLUS free shipping

DATES: Ends May 26

Herve Leger Markdowns up to 75% off + free shipping

Intermix  additional 40% off of sale products

DATES: May 21 May 28

J Brand  Up to 40% off

DATES: Ends May 27

JOE’S 30% off sitewide. Certain exclusions apply. See for details

DATES: Ends May 26


Joie  Receive an extra 20% off sale items.

DATES: Ends 5/26


Moda Operandi  Up to 50% off Oscar de la Renta, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Carven, and Equipment

ModCloth Up to 30% off select summer styles. Red line event, so no coupon needed.

DATES: May 23 – May 27

Neiman Marcus Save up to 40% off online and in stores

Nordstrom Save up to 40% on apparel, shoes and more for women, kids & juniors.

DATES: May 21 – June 1

Old Navy  Up to 50% Off the entire store. Restrictions apply.

DATE: Ends 5/26

Piperlime // extra 25% off sale

DATES: May 25 – May 27

Rebecca Minkoff // 20-30% off

DATES: Ends May 26

Revolve // Up to 50% off. No code required.

DATES: May 22 – May 26

Saks Fifth Avenue Up to 55% OFF Selections of Women’s Apparel. Offer valid online and in stores. Valid while supplies last.

DATES: May 21 – May 26

Smashbox  Spend $50 take $10 off, Spend $75 take $15 off, Spend $100 take $25 off, Spend $150 take $50 off

DATES: May 23 -May 26

Sole Society  Up to 50% off select styles

DATES: Ends May 26 (11:59 PM PST)

Stella & Dot  All sale items are an additional 40% off while supplies last

Theory // Spring Classics: 30% Off + Free Shipping & Returns

Urban Outfitters // Take an additional 25% off all dresses. Men can take 25% off all shorts and tank tops.

DATES: Ends May 26

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!