Fall/Winter Holistic Essentials

I am not a doctor but am simply sharing what has worked for me. Please consult any of this information with your holistic healthcare provider before taking it yourself, just to be safe that it will be OK for you to use!

Around this time last year I really started to invest time into learning about holistically preparing my body for the changing seasons. I love sharing my holistic tips and tricks with you on Instagram, especially via stories! I’ve gotten a couple of DMs about what vitamins, supplements and any preventative steps I take to prepare my body for winter.

Here is a list of what I use & why I use it:

(* = take it daily)

  • Elderberry Syrup *

    • Why I take it: Elderberry is you new best friend! Packed with antioxidants, it keeps your immune sstem strong and resilient for preventative health!

    • Brands I like:

      • If you are in Milwaukee, Tippecanoe Herbs is a great option for small batch Elderberry (and lots of other holistic/plant based remedies). They also ship!

      • Sambucus Fizzy Nature’s Way. I like to mix this with my ACV in the morning.

  • D3/K2 Spray *

    • Why I take it: Seasonal depression is a real thing. During the colder months, I tend to feel sluggish. My holistic doctor suggested this spray and I have been truly enjoying it. This spray allows you to take a form of Vitamin D when you cannot get enough from the sun.

    • Brands I like:

      • DaVinci Labs. My holistic doctor recommended this brand and I love it so far; super convenient.

  • Wellness Herbal Resistance Liquid *

    • Why I take it: This liquid supplement contains a bunch of herbs to help support a healthy relationship. It is packed with things like Echinacea and Goldenseal which help promote well-being.

    • Brands I like:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (taken every other day)

    • Why I take it: ACV helps to start my day, boosting my metablism especially when I forget a workout or two during the colder months. Take with caution, too much vinegar can be hurtful for your stomach and intestines.

    • Brands I like:

      • Bragg. I love this brand because I trust the product they produce. Not only that but it is also available on Thrive; plus, it’s certified organic and with “The Mother”.

  • Probiotic (30 billion) *

    • Why I take it: Probiotics are living microorganisms that can help prevent (and even treat) some illnesses. Although I do take this daily, I started once I felt a cold come on. This helped to cut that feeling right away andd I was hooked. If I do not take a physical probiotic, I will drink Kombucha instead.

    • Brands I like:

  • Women’s Multi-Vitamin

    • Why I take it: I like to take a multi-vitamin to ensure I get the right vitamins and minerals within my diet. It’s an easy daily step I like to take.

    • What I use:

      • Smarty Pants. I love this brand and it’s holistic doctor approved! The ingredients are great, which I look for in any suppliment.

  • Chlorophyll drops

    • Why I take it: These drops help flush your body, especially your liver, of toxins that hold disease. It promotes a healthy cardiovascular system. I put 2-3 drops into my 32oz water bottle whenever I remember.

    • What I use:

      • I get mine from Fresh Thyme but you can get these drops from your local health store.

  • Flax Seed oil

    • Why I take it: Think fish oil but for vegetarians/vegans! It is filled with omega-3 fatty acids that promote heart health and lower inflammation.

    • What I use:

      • I get mine from Fresh Thyme but you can get these drops from your local health store.

  • Gaia Quick Defense

    • Why I take it: When I am SICK, I take these pills. It’s basically the natural version of Day-Quill. These pills will support your body’s rapid response to immune stressors.

    • What I use:

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Small Goals for Grad School

*This post is not sponsored but I was sent these items to test out & review. All opinions are my own

Today is my third official day of classes as a graduate student! For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, I am pursuing my masters degree in Communication Sciences from Northwestern University. I completed my undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Hospitality and Tourism Management and, ideally, i’d love to marry those two and turn it into a career! Maybe open up my own business one day!

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When High Brew reached out to me a little over a month ago to test out some new cold brew flavors, I knew I wanted to say yes! Not only am I an actual fan of the brand and have seen it’s growth in popularity throughout the city of Chicago but I also feel like I am the perfect person to review such a product; I am a sleep-deprived grad student for crying out loud!

They sent me 6 delicious flavors but Dairy Free & Mexican Vanilla are my two favorite! If you want to read about the other 6, go to my Instagram and click on this post.

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I want to take this coffee driven post to briefly talk about my goals for graduate school. Not necessarily anything with my career, but just with life and where I am at right now. I am not going to lie… I am sleep deprived, my diet is so random right now (I basically survive on fruit and wine), I haven’t worked out consistently over a month and I feel like I am constantly catching up on something. I need to get back onto a strick schedule, and I know that! I am the kind of person that needs to write things down and follow a planner in order to remember things. My “biggest” small goal with graduate school is to get back into that schedule and to beat my ever filled calender with events.

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I just started a new job, and I feel as though this is the perfect time to truly get back on the grind. I am working a steadier job that gives me consistent hours. With this job I will be able to grow my skill-set but also lead a healthier work-life balance. I always preach self love, self care and health on my blog… it is a very large part of my life. Through this time of stress, I am happy to say that I have stuck with my health as much as I could have! I still wake up and drink my morning SporTea (use my code NatalieSPORTEA for 15% off), eat a healthy breakfast, try to cook a good dinner and breathe whenever I get a chance. When I am extra tired, I will add some cold brew from High Brew for that extra kick that I need. In no place am I struggling to stay afloat, but just serving some realness that life can get tough sometimes and not everyone has it together!

To be completely honest… this post is a HOT MESS. I came on here tonight to rant about what is on my mind and what I am doing to cope with it. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with love and laughter. Next time you are at the grocery store, pick up some High Brew and let me know how you like it! Use the #ForThoseWhoDo to show me how you are pushing yourself to be YOUR BEST SELF!

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My Skincare Routine

You've asked... and here it is! My skincare routine! You would not believe the overwhelming amount of DMs I receive asking for my skincare routine. I am so excited to share it with you all! This post is not sponsored, just sharing what I am loving!

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Let me preface this post by stating every single person reacts to things differently, especially when it comes to skincare. I am not a doctor, dermatologist or skincare professional! What works for me, may not work for you! I am simply sharing what I am currently loving. I often switch product and test new things out (but always try and finish out a product to get my full $ worth). Within the last year, I have made a conscious effort to purchase cleaner products and/or products that do not test on animals. This comes in moderation, though, and takes time. Don't go throwing away everything you own that isn't clean or cruelty-free because you will resent it! Switching your products takes time, let it slowly happen.

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I would classify my skin as combination. I have pretty normal/hydrated skin but my nose tends to get oily. I have never had "acne" but have always struggled with a type of bumpy skin, especially underneath my chin and recently on my cheeks. They're basically invisible unless you touch my face which... hello no one does that who isn't basically family and Mitch. Whatever your skin is dealing with, whether that be an oily T-zone, acne-prone or dryness can come from a variety of factors (which sucks when you want a quick fix). Here are some of the major factors that can effect your skin:

  • Diet

    • Do you eat red meat? Do you eat out a lot? Do you tend to eat a lot of dairy products? When looking at your diet, my best advice is to eat as clean as you can with a minimal amount of meat intake. I tend to eat a Mediterranean / Paleo / plant-based diet but if I am craving something, I will eat it! That's my bodies way of telling me that I am lacking some form of nutrition. If you eat out, for example, your breakouts are probably caused by that extra bag of Doritos you ate last night or those 7 Margaritas you had last Wednesday. If you put toxins into your body, its' natural reaction is to push them out aka through your skin!

  • Water Intake

    • When I meet with Nia from www.niaimani.net for my 10-minute mini-facial, she explained that things like oxygen facials or hydrating masks (like this one) can help with dehydrated skin. Drinking water will help with the suppleness of your skin... drink up! I have a swell and normally re-fill it around 4-5 days per day.

  • Sun Exposure

    • SPF if your friend! Yeah yeah, I know, everyone and their mother preaches this but it's so true. Exposing yourself to the sun too much can cause serious sun damage and please no tanning beds...this isn't freshman year rush anymore amiright. At the same time, vitamin D is good for you and without proper exposure, you can actually become sicker faster and lack in that nutrient! A healthy balance is key. I take a vitamin D3 spray supplement during the winter/fall to help with the lack of sun I receive.

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Here are some things I do religiously that has helped me with my skin:

  • Removing my makeup, completely, every night.

    • It doesn't matter how tired, drunky funky or lazy you are... just get into a habit or doing it and your skin will thank you!

  • Exfoliating

    • This isn't for everyone, and I wouldn't suggest it for those with severe acne. When I use my Clarisonic every other day, my skin is plump and smooth. You can also use a liquid exfoliant if you have very sensitive skin, but I haven't found as good of results from this. Here is the one I use: Aveda Biotanical Kinetics

 

Morning skin care routine:

The first thing I do when I wake up with wash my face with water. I don't cleanse my skin since I do that the night before. I wash the night product off of my face and then continue to tone/exfoliate with my Aveda exfoliating liquid. I have found this to work best when I pair it with my Clarisonic exfoliation at night. I then apply my CocoKind MYMATCHA under-eye stick around any dry spots, especially under my eyes. After that, I take the Honey Dew Youth Nectar by Good Medicine. I got it as a sample, so far so good! Finally, I take my Bio-Oil mixed with Frankincense essential oil and apply it to my face. all the way down to my chest. I recently started applying product down my neck and my chest as well; skincare is preventative so why not prevent those areas from aging as well!

Night skincare routine:

I like to remove my makeup with a gentle cleaner, like this one by Indie Lee. Next, I take my Clarisonic and put a small amount of the Acne Dot by Alba cleanser to remove all of the excess dirt & makeup that is left. I finish that off with a hot steaming towel to open up my pores and really get everything nice and clean. After that process, I take any toner I feel like using and rub that in an upward motion, down my neck, behind my ears and on my chest. The upward motion promotes youthful skin and collagen production! I finish everything off with my herbivore moon fruit cream (again, using that upward motion) and a spritz of the jasmine green tea toner. When I really want to treat myself, I gently tap my skin and under my eyes to promote blood flow and product intake.

Remember that you won't notice difference or change from a product right away. It normally takes 2-3 months to gauge how a product will vibe with your skin. That is the same with Facials. You want to stick to getting facials every 3-ish months, or when the seasons change.

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What’s inside my skincare cabinet:

  • Cocokind Chlorophyll Mask

    • This mask… a life changer! I love everything Cocokind stands behind (and the prices are very attainable plus the ingredients are on point).

  • Herbivore Moon Fruit

    • This is the night cream I have been using. I do prefer an oil moisturizer but this has been doing alright!

  • Biossance 100% Squalane Oil

    • I have had this oil for a while and like to pat it into my skin when I need something light.

  • Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

    • Love this eye cream for something inexpensive yet effective. I get mine off of Thrive.

  • Cocokind MY MATCHA Stick

    • I have been loving this stick for under eye, around my brows before bed and even on my lips for extra moisture. It’s an all around great product.

  • Jason Vitamin E 32,000 I.U. oil

    • Vitamin E Oil helps to minimize scarring. I had a mole removed a little bit ago and try to put this on the scare every night.

  • Lush Ultrabland

    • On and off, I use this to take my makeup off! It is very thick, but doesn’t hurt my eyes. If you like balms, this is for you.

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil

    • I like to put this on the bottom of my shower when I am feeling sick. The steam from the shower helps to clear up and stuffiness I am having.

  • Tea Tree Essential Oil

    • This is a great and natural pimple remedy. Try this on a cotton swab, dab onto your pimple and it should go down.

  • Good Medicine Beauty Lab Youth Nectar Sample

    • I am unsure how I feel about this just yet, it may have been the cause of my breakouts (which I hardly ever get). It does have a great scent to it, though!

  • Thayers Witch Hazel

    • This is a STAPLE and should be in everyone’s cabinet! It’s very inexpensive and is perfect for almost everything; makeup removal, mixing with your cocokind mask, toning… anything!

  • Aveda Outer Peace Acne Relief

    • When I am having a breakout, I like to rub this all over my face. I use it after I tone and before I put on my daily oil/moisturizer.

  • Goddess Garden Organics Under the Sun Sample

    • Haven’t tried this sample yet, but I have heard amazing things about this brand.

  • Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner

    • I love to spritz this on my skin literally whenever I want. Sometimes I use it as a setting spray when I have a lighter look but I religiously use it every night before I go to bed. It smells amazing and it’s such a clean product… love & love!

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Colorado Travel Guide

Colorado in the summer is a whole new world. If you've ever been out West or to a state similar to Colorado, you know how magical it is. As kids, we used to go to Breckenridge and some surrounding ski towns to spend our winter breaks. For my Mom's 50th birthday she wanted to explore Colorado so that is what we did! I can't take any props for the planning and execution of the trip, though, that was all my Dad (you rock, Dad)!

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Day 1:

We flew into Colorado at 5 am... literally the earliest flight I have taken IN. MY. LIFE. The perks of a red-eye are that you have the rest of the day to explore the city you are visiting. We drove to The Ritz Carlton where we decided to stay. After we checked into our gorgeous hotel, we decided to keep the day relaxing and went to the Denver Botanic Gardens. We were rushed out due to the rain but it was still gorgeous. 

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Day 2:

The second day in Denver we decided to go to Red Rocks. Red Rocks is a gorgeous park with an amphitheater inside of the Red Rock! The family hiked around until we meet up with my friend, Jeff, who is in graduate school at the University of Colorado Boulder. It was blazing hot outside! We then took ourselves to a small neighboring town for some lunch and a duck festival. Listen to this y'all, this rubber duck festival launches tons and tons of ducks into a river and the first one to "cross the finish line" wins! If you decide to purchase a duck and your duck is the winner, you get a cash prize... how insane is that?! It was too bad that we didn't get to see the festival since it took place at an earlier time in the day.

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Day 3:

The third day, August 5th, we went river rafting down the Colorado River. What we were expecting to be white water rafting was actually a slow and relaxing raft ride (which was totally ok with me)! I had never been before, but the rest of my family had gone in Utah. August 5th was also the same day that we were leaving Denver and heading glamping. We stopped in Breckenridge at a small restaurant called The Lost Cajun; a restaurant Mitch and I ate at when we went to Breckenridge a couple of summers before hand. HIGHLY reccomend. Later that day, we arrived at our glamping destination... literally camping in straight luxury! The tents didn't have AC but they had everything else under the sun to say the least. The views were incredible, the space and bathing areas were clean (which is so important to me and my family) and the food was deliscious.

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Day 4:

On August 6th, we explored the city of Vail. After our excursion the day before we decided to keep it low key and take a little adventure around the town. None of us have ever actually visited the city so it was nice to take time to grab some dinner and see the small village for a change! Vail was around a 45 minute commute from our glamping sight, so we tried to make the best out of the time we had in the gorgeous (and boujee) city. 

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Day 5:

On August 7th, we went horse back riding! My Dad actually signed the family up for the advanced riding class which... let me tell ya, was a little scary at first! Chris is a very courageous person with almost no fear, so he took off with the other half of the group. Myself, my Mom and my Dad all went on a beginner course with our horses. If you've ever been horse back riding in the west, you know that the horses will probably go down a hill or a mountain at some point. That sh*t is scary y'all! We obviously made it back in one piece, and the views were gorgeous on the top, but the way down was one scary ride! We finished the night at an Italian restaurant in a city near by called Edwards. My parents both ordered oysters, which the restaurant was known for (but I am not a fan). We finished the night star gazing back at the camp since the 7th was our last night in our tents. 

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Day 6:

The 8th, our sixth day (also my 22nd birthday), was when we left our camp sight to make our way to Glenwood Springs. Before we left, we had our last breakfast at the camp sight; during breakie, my family gave me the first portion of my gift wrapped in a paper Walgreen bags (lol thanks family). I got a Polaroid camera and it's cute as heck!  Glenwood Springs is an area in Colorado where they have the world's largest natural hot spring pool. I've been to one of the spa's before, when I visited with Mitch, but the rest of my family wanted to experience it for themselves. We arrived at The Colorado Hotel (would not recommend this hotel, it was old and completely falsely advertised) where we changed into our swimmies and headed to the first natural hot spring spa. This spa consisted of multiple smaller pools that ranged in heat. While we were soaking ourselves in the hot springs, my Dad came back with myself second gift (a freaking apple watch hello)! I am beyond grateful for these presents, the trip and being able to spend time with my family in Colorado! We ended our night at a local restaurant where I wore my (current) favorite dress by Free People. It was a perfect 22nd to say the least. I wouldn't spent it with anyone else (but add my dog, bestie and boyfriend to make it even better please)! 

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Day 7:

On the 7th day, we started off the morning in a different hot spring in Glenwood. This one was labeled as "the worlds largest natural pool". It was basically a massive pool that was filled with hot spring water and on the other side you had the option to go into a smaller and hotter pool. It was so fun experiencing the different hot springs with my family. The morning was relaxing and soon after lunch, we headed back to the hotel and packed up our things... my Dad decided to switch our hotels and we headed to Aspen a day early. We checked into the St. Regis in Aspen (GORGEOUS) and explored the city for the rest of the night. Aspen, similar to vail, is very high-end. The streets were adorned with designer boutiques and classy restaurants. I found a GOOP location among cute coffee shops; specifically this one we went too that had vegan spring rolls and a power chai + it was from Australia... I DIE. After exploring the city, we went back to the hotel to sip some cocktails around the outside fire pits. I ordered a French 75, a new favorite of mine, and soaked up the beauty of the surrounding area. 

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Day 8:

The 8th day, August 10th, we started our morning off with breakie at the St. Regis. I ordered an açaí bowl (duh) and a fresh pressed juice. We then decided to take a gondola up to the top of a near-by mountain to hike around for a bit. After our hike, and the glorious views we experienced, we ate some snacks at the peak of the mountains. It was around 1:00pm before we decided to make our way back to the hotel and head to our final destination in Denver. We took a longer road through the mountains from Aspen to Denver which was both breathe-taking as well as scary AF. The views, on the other hand, could not have been beat. I have to say as much as I wanted to cry form the height we were at, the top of the mountains, the valleys and the chilling air was all completely worth it... thanks for the driving Dad! 

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Day 9:

The 9th day, the same day as our flight, I suggested that our family visit The Garden of the Gods. It's considered a wonder of the world (quote me if i'm wrong) and my family had never been. Last time I was in Colorado, Mitch and I drove through the area but didn't get to see it on a sunny day. Thankfully my family and I were able to explore the area in its full glory, sunshine and all! We drove through the park and parked our car to explore inside the rock. If yogurt the chance to explore the area, I highly suggest actually walking around the area; It is actually breathtaking! Seeing those huge rocks while you're standing in-between them is unreal. Later that day, we all headed to Denver airport to catch our flights. I was a little sad to see my family go (i'm still homesick to say the least) but was happy to come back home to Mitch! 

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5 Thing I'm Loving About Living in Chicago

It's almost been two months of my new post-grad life in the city of Chicago, and I am loving every second of it! I brought together 5 things I am loving about city life (and 5 things I am still getting used to).

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5 things I am loving:

  1. My neighborhood
    • My DREAM! I absolutely am in love with the simplicity and homey-ness of Lincoln Park... enough said. 
  2. The walkability of Chicago
    •  The area we live in is close to so many good things (Trader Joes, Target, Whole Foods, Amazon).
  3. There is always something new to do
    • Free events in the park, the farmers market every Wednesday/Saturday only a couple blocks south and food events to name a few! 
  4. We are close to the zoo
    • The Lincoln Park Zoo is free! It's amazing to walk around the zoo on a Sunday evening. Going outside forces us to explore our neighborhood and catch a breath of fresh air.
  5. Our cute little apartment
    • I cannot wait to share some more pictures of our apartment. Our bedroom is one of my favorite spots so far, we are just starting to decorate it!

5 things I am still getting used to:

  1. CTA (the bus and train systems)
    • I am horrible with directions. Send help! I know my 2 bus routes and that is about it. I am not going to lie, the L freaks me out and I don't plan on taking it any time soon! It's going to be hard when I have to take the L up to Northwestern... can someone let me Lyft for free? 
  2. Work-life-workout balance
    • I am super health conscious (for the most part) and working out helps me decompress. I am still trying to figure out a healthy work-life-workout balance. I tend to veg out as soon as I get home (especially when Mitch is out of town for work), which is not a good habit; I'm definitely getting better though!
  3. The expense of the city
    • Chicago is expensive and although we are pretty good ad budgeting, purchasing some things are tempting! I need to watch my random food purchases to help us save some $ along with shed some extra pounds.
  4. Patience
    • I am the most impatient person in the world, but only when it comes to personal growth! I need to be realistic with myself and let my career slowly develop, but that's for another blog post.
  5. Time
    • I tend to push my time  to the absolulte last minute, even limiting the amount of sleep I get in order to finish everything up. This goes hand-in-hand with my work-life-workout balance... it's a work in progress.
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MAP: Mapiful // PILLOW: TJMaxx (here is a similar option) // STRING LIGHTS: Urban Outfitters // MUG: Gifted (here is a similar option) // GLASSES: Warby Parker

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

It's that time of the year again! Anniversary Sale!

What is Anniversary?

Anniversary is a sale that Nordstrom created a couple of years ago as a way to maximize the lull in sales that happens in the summer (true story).  What's unique about the sale is that all of the product is brand new. Although some of the product is ready to wear (RTW), most is Fall/Winter based. Not every designer is apart of the anniversary sale, and not every item is discounted. If you walk into your local Nordstrom, you will see sanctions of product that are considered "Anniversary" product; this is everything that is discounted for the sale. Early access, which is what cardholders can shop one week before the public, opens up TOMORROW!  Although it may not seem like a crazy sale for those who have not shopped it before, but it truly is. Some items (like the Stuart Weitzman OTN boots) go fast. If you are in the market for a splurge, I would suggest signing up for a card and making that purchase at Anniversary price! Scroll down below to see how and why you need a card to shop the pre-sale. 

What should I be stocking up on?

Anniversary has both new fall merchandise along with RTW. I would suggest stocking up on some basics (like the live in legging by Zella, Hunter Boots, a winter coat or bras)! I also like to get some birthday presents at the sale. Last year I got my moms birthday present (a designer scarf) for almost half off, such a good steel!

I'm new to Nordstrom, do I need a card & why?

To shop the Anniversary early access, you do need a credit card. Unfortunately, Nordstrom discontinued there debit cards so you cannot apply for anything but a credit card. It's a great way to access amazing sales with Nordstrom, get points (and free Nordstrom $ back) along with the 0% APR for 6 months!

I need help shopping, who do I go to?

ME! All jokes aside, I would love to help you with your shopping needs. Even if you are not local to Chicago, I am still able to help you get product and ship it out to you. If you do want to have a more personalized experience at your local Nordstrom, ask to set up a time with a personal shopper. It's completely free, you don't need a purchasing minimum and it can help you start a new wardrobe!

 

Make sure to check out my Instagram where I will be posting my Nordstrom favorites as soon as the sale opens! I will be chatting all about new product throughout early access, so make sure you are following along! Have a great week & happy shopping!

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Whether you have a trendy Dad who loves drinking kombucha after a walk with the kids, a sporty Dad who is always down for a run or a classic Dad who reps their kid's college like nobodies business... I've got you covered! With Father's Day right around the corner, I decided to put together some of my favorite Nordstrom items you can gift to your Dad this Father's Day.

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  1. Travel Backpack: Herschel is a favorite brand of mine, and this backpack has set true to the brands good quality (and even better customer service).
  2. Google Home: For the trendy & tec driven Dad, he is sure to love this convenient gadget in the kitchen.
  3. Aesop Jet Set: If you have ever been inside of an Aesop store, you know the allure of the brand. I love these mini's, they are perfect for a Dad on the go.
  4. Chelsea Boots: Slim fitting boots are a trendy yet classic statement to add to your Dad's wardrobe.
  5. Gucci/Statement Leather Belt: I am in love with adding a statement belt with a sleek and casual suit; this leather Gucci belt is a mix of luxury and trend.
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  1. Grooming/Shave Kit: Men need skin care too! This grooming kit (a favorite of my Dad) would be perfect for traveling or testing out the product.
  2. Nest: A programmable thermostat that helps you save energy. The design is also pretty rad!
  3. Driving Moccasins: Whenever I see these, I always think "Dad" but not in a bad way! A good quality pair of driving moccasins are a must for any classic Dad. 
  4. A Light Robe: In the hot summer month's, this is something for your Dad to throw on before a shower.
  5. Slippers: You can never go wrong with good quality slippers, and these UGG's are a fan favorite in the Jasinski home.
The Sporty Dad
  1. Windbreaker Jacket: This Nike jacket is perfect for a gym-to-Dad uniform. It's sporty enough to perform in the gym yet stylish enough to move into street-wear.
  2. Rubber Slides: If your Dad goes to the gym often, consider buying him a pair of rubber slides. They're perfect to toss in the gym back, after a shower or running to the car (in style).
  3. Insulated Tumbler: Early morning meetings call for hot coffee... this Hydro Flask is a personal favorite. It keeps my beverage warm or cold all day without any condensation.
  4. Running Shoes/Athleisure: I love a sleek pair of Nike's and these black sneakers are perfect for a gym-to-Dad look.
  5. Wireless Headphones: Wireless headphones are a must-have, especially if your Dad loves going to the gym.

I hope these gift guide's help you find the perfect gift for Father's Day!

I am currently interning at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue and would love to help you shop for your Dad. Come in the store, message me on Instagram or email me to find out how I can be your personal shopper!

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