mobile July 2017The Cocooners: July 2017

Elevate a Super Casual Outfit

Monday, July 31, 2017

I have two simple tips for you to elevate a casual outfit.  
#1) Carry a structured tote like this one from Rebecca Minkoff.  Instant chic.  By the way, this bag is on sale at Last Call!!  
#2) Wear great shoes.  I happened to style this outfit with some fun hot pink ballet flats.  I really love these shoes and they are so comfortable that they really went well with my casual jeggings (my exact pair are sold out but these are great) and top (similar here). 

Flashback Friday: Music to Remember

Friday, July 28, 2017
I love music.  I love music almost as much as I love shoes.  Almost.  If you are a regular reader or know me personally, then this is not a surprise.  In fact it may be annoying.  But you have to understand, I've always found music to be an amazing escape.  Nowadays, listening to music helps me tolerate working everyday at a job I find less than fulfilling and the songs below have been on heavy rotation.  So I made a special playlist I wanted to share with you today in the spirit of #flashbackfriday.    

Now you tell me, how important is music to you? Do you listen to music every single day, every single hour like me or is it just nice? I'm curious to know if my readers would like me to share more music on The Cocooners.  In case the answer is yes, here are some posts where I featured some of my playlists:  

You Better Werk
Top Ten Tuesday - March Music Mix
Fit Music
10 Songs To Soothe Baby That Are Actually Cool

Happy Friday and happy listening!

Stitch Fix Review: Fix #5 July 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017
*This post contains affiliate links and my Stitch Fix referral link (when you sign up from my link and get your fix, I get a credit at no cost to you).*

I received my 5th Stitch Fix box last Thursday and realized I hadn't done a proper review since my Maternity Fix.  Summer seemed like a fitting season to request a Fix and try on some goodies.  If you want to get a Fix before summer is over, head here to sign up.  I get a referral credit if you use my link.  You all know how that works, right!

Look at Baby Briggs Grow!

Thursday, July 20, 2017
I am super late writing this post (what else is new and at least I'm staying true to myself)!  My little baby Briggs is now 7 months old and I have yet to take his milestone pic for this month.  So, while I'm figuring out when to do that, I at least wanted to share his previous milestone photos.

He's such a big guy now.  He's wearing 12 month clothes and to be honest they are a bit snug.  He's not as chunky as my Daxie was but he's still pretty solid.  Mainly my little dude is tall.  And cute.  Oh so cute!!  It's pretty striking how much he's changed.

NSale 2017 Early Access Picks & Purchases

Saturday, July 15, 2017
As promised, I'm here with some of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I think you guys will really like.

Women's Tops and Sweaters

I can't get enough of that rich golden mustard color and statement sleeves.  

How to Host a Viewing Party for Two on the Fly

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
One of my besties (Joy from Basically Joy) had a brilliant idea to have an impromptu viewing party for the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County.  I agreed and said I'll host at my place.  So we developed a game plan that I wanted to share with you along with a special recipe.

We knew we needed a signature cocktail.  This was our first priority.  So we decided to have some Pina Colada Margaritas (it was #NationalPinaColadaDay).  Next up was deciding on the food.  Since it was just us two, small bites was the way to go.  Joy made some yummy Nutella Raspberry Dip and the most amazing Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Bread.  An lucky for you, she shared the Bread recipe here.  It was like crack.  I'm guessing.  I've never tried crack but I've heard it's pretty addictive. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Insights & Giveaway {Closed}

Monday, July 10, 2017
**Although this post does contain affiliate links (you click, you shop at no cost to you, I make a small commission, you support my blog) it is not sponsored in any way.**

For the past couple of years, I've blogged about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale mainly because I'm a loyal customer (I also used to work at Nordstrom back in the day) and I love a good bargain.  However, and I'm ashamed to admit, I never actually knew what it was really about until this year.  Now, I'm here to share with you my new found knowledge in the hopes your potential NSale shopping experience is that much better.  I know mine will be this year. 

So the gist of this awesome once a year sale is that Nordstrom releases new Fall merchandise at unreal sale prices.  It's new arrivals on sale.  That never happens!  Well, I guess it does with the NSale but who knew!  This makes so much sense to me now because I've purchased boots from the last two sales.  Duh Camille.  I mean, duh.  I will use the Sale this year to freshen my wardrobe with trendier Fall pieces and pick up some things for all three of my boys (you know, the hubs, the kid and the baby) and possibly get some Christmas shopping in!  Cardholders get Early Access for about a week before the sale goes public.  I'm stoked that I'm a cardholder and will be shopping on day 1 of Early Access, which is July 13th.  I have marked my calendar in pen and saved an appointment in my Google calendar.  It's that serious guys.

InstaWhat: July 7

Friday, July 7, 2017
I promise, promise, promise I will get back to posting regularly.  Did I mention I promise?  Lol.  For now, here's an Instagram update.
My painting from a girl's night at Sip-n-Doodle.  I gifted it to my mom.

My favorite olive green wedges from the Gap.  They are sold out but you can shop some similar items and my entire look here.