Rank and Style

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Just wanted to share the news, my blog was published on a web site called Rank and Style. This is a huge accomplishment for me in my career and I’m so excited to be sharing the news with you all! It is with your continuous support that I am able to reach little milestones that I never thought would come my way. So today, I’m celebrating life’s little victories with a humble heart.  View Post

Four Seasons Houston

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Last weekend Rami, Humphrey & I were invited by The Four Seasons Houston to stay at the hotel for one night to explore the property. The Four Seasons Houston has undergone a major lobby area renovation. When I say major, I mean it is completely revamped and is STUNNING! I could literally live in the lobby because it is the decor of my dreams and totally Instagram worthy 🙂

What I loved the most about our staycation was that I was able to bring little Humphrey with me. Upon check in we were taken to an executive suite (an awesome surprise!) with plenty of room for the fur baby to run around! We treated our staycation as if we were staying in a resort and spent our time just at the hotel. There was so much for us to do! I have outlined what we did so you can pick and choose or if you are coming to stay at the Four Seasons Houston, do it all!


Things to do at the Four Seasons Houston


  1.  Spa Day — Whether you go by yourself, with your girlfriends or your signifiant other, the Spa at Four Seasons Houston has something for you. As soon as we checked into the hotel, we dropped our bags and headed straight to the spa for a relaxing couples massage. All I wanted to do afterwards was take a loooong nap. Bliss!
  2. Pool Time — In the evening, Rami and I decided to go hang out by the pool bar. We had some refreshing cocktails and enjoyed views of the Houston Skyline. On Saturday nights, the hotel hosts a movie night by the pool for a family friendly experience. If we didn’t have dinner reservations we would have definitely watched the movie!
  3. Dinner at Bayou & Bottle — The new whiskey & bourbon lounge, Bayou & Bottle in the lobby of the Four Seasons Houston is nothing short of swanky. The bar features over 160 different kinds of bourbons and whiskeys as well as an eclectic food menu inspired by different cultures in Houston. We sat by the fire, on a leather couch and enjoyed the stylish ambiance for a perfect date night.
  4. Top Gold Swing Suite — This was one of the coolest discoveries I made in the hotel. After we ate at Bayou & Bottle, we walked over to the Top Golf Swing Suite for a very unique and fun experience! The Top Golf Suite is an indoor golf simulator where you essentially swing golf balls onto a projector screen to play golf virtually. Rami and I played for an hour while sipping on some delicious cocktails! Two cocktails worth trying are the ‘Bayou Spritz’ and ‘The Pocket Square.’ The top golf suite is ideal for larger groups as well and I am thinking of throwing Rami’s birthday party there. Besides, nothing beats playing golf indoors in the Houston heat!
  5. Brunch at Quattro — A Vegas style, larger than life brunch with bottomless Mimosas and / or Bloody Mary’s? Where can I sign up?! If you like to brunch hard on Sunday’s, this is the spot for you! There is so much to choose from, I possibly couldn’t try ALL of it! My only regret is not being able to visit the crepe station. I’m definitely going go there first, the next time I’m there. We ate till our hearts and bellies were full, slowly slipping into a food coma afterwards. It was sooo worth it!

Special thanks to Hilary Helfman for giving me the opportunity to work with the Four Seasons Houston and to the entire team for making our stay so memorable and fun!

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Astr the Label

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It’s a part of my job to keep up with current trends in the fashion world. With the market being so saturated by fashion bloggers, it is sometimes difficult to find brands that fit in well with my aesthetic and appeal to my readers tastes. Occasionally, I come across brands that NEED to be shared with you all which is why I want to talk to you guys about Astr the Label.  View Post

Red White and Blue

 

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Disclaimer: This is not a July 4th post. I’m just really obsessed with pairing red white and blue at the moment! This is actually a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post. I could talk to you about this outfit and how awesome it is, but today I want to address another topic. Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started and went public, I’m sure you have been bombarded by Nordstrom posts all over social media. At this point you’re probably wondering, “Why is every fashion blogger promoting the Nordstrom sale?” The answer is simple: it makes us money.  View Post

Nordstrom Sale

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Today is the first day of public access for the Nordstrom sale!! And it’s Friday, so if you want to shop, you can shop till you drop! FYI, I’m hosting a little giveaway on Instagram for a $400 gift card to Nordstrom as a thank you for all of your support. To enter the giveaway, simply follow the instructions under this photo 🙂


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I have been shopping the Nordstrom Sale for 3 years now. Sometimes, the items that I want get sold out fast! Over the years, I have picked up some tricks on how to get what you want from the Nordstrom Sale and I wanted to share them with you today.

If you are not a card holder and have to wait to shop the sale after early access is over, I would strongly suggest adding items on sale to your cart and saving them to wish lists. This way, as soon as public access opens, you can add your entire wishlist to your cart and buy the items quickly.

Second, if you are unsure of sizes, buy multiples and return the items that don’t fit. Nordstrom has an excellent return policy and returning things you don’t want is super easy.

Third, if you don’t want to wait for your clothing to be mailed to you, you could buy the items and select in store pick up. I usually go with this third option so I can try on the clothing right there and then and whatever I don’t wait, I return in store.

If some items that you want are sold out, I would suggest checking back everyday because Nordstrom does restock items throughout the sale.

Hopefully these tips will help you get exactly what you want from the Nordstrom sale. Now let me talk to you a little about the jeans I am wearing. I was looking for some denim while shopping in store and I stumbled upon this Good American pair. The Nordstrom website doesn’t have great reviews on them but I tried them on anyways because I’m always skeptical of reviews. OHHH MY GOD! I’m so glad I tried them on you guys! These jeans are THE most comfortable and flattering jeans I have ever worn. I am 5’3 and majority of the times I have to fold my jeans up but right off the bat, they are the perfect length. They also fit like a glove and make my legs and butt look really good (if i do say so myself ) 🙂

If you can get your hands on them, try them on and let me know what you think. Because they are really fitted, I would suggest going on size up so that they feel a little more relaxed.

If you decide to enter the giveaway, good luck and happy shopping friends!!!

Much Love,

Sarah 

xoxo