10 August 2021

5 favorites you’ll love — and I’ve tested them all!

Jenni Kayne dress | Chloe bag | Sunglasses | Michele watch | Poppy Finch necklace | Link necklace | Sandals

5 favorites you’ll love — and I’ve tested them all!

I’ve been trying a few new things lately — everything from soft pj’s to the comfiest $49 dress to a new body scrub — and because they’re SO GOOD, I must share 5 favorites you’ll love — and I’ve tested them all! There are many brand new items rolling in every single day, and when I make a great find I promise I’ll write about it here, so you’ll be in the know 😉  Also, because we’ve gotten many subscribers lately, I thought I’d make a proper introduction!

I’m Susie, and I’ve been a retail girl since high school, working at Nordstrom in various roles including a decade-long stint as a buyer and another decade as a personal stylist. I have the same questions as all of you: does my bra fit properly, should I be using Vitamin C serum, am I too old to wear that, how can I not look tired, can I wear ripped jeans … the list goes ON AND ON! In my opinion, it’s my duty to share my experiences with you, as well as those of thousands of women I’ve had intimate conversations with in the dressing room over the years.

I have a passion for the business of fashion, and for helping women get dressed every day. And, I’ve had many interesting meetings with the creators and founders of worldwide brands who have given me an inside perspective that I LOVE sharing with you through this blog.

When I started this website, it was initially to show some street style inspiration so we could all get ideas on how to style cool pieces. But, it has evolved into much more than that. Now it’s a place where I share the latest trends, the most stylish looks, and too-good-to-miss items that are bound to sell out. Thank you so much for following along, I’m really glad you’re here! 💕🌸


The 5 favorites you’ll love

Jo Malone | J.Crew white dress | Loewe bag | Sunglasses


#1 Beauty faves

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Makeup faves: I think it’s safe to say most of us love beauty products! Charlotte Tilbury is an all-time favorite brand and I still use it daily (I wrote about it here). Bobbi Brown eye shadow sticks are so good, I used the dusty mauve color in this Reels video. Valentino Beauty just launched, and Gemma, Nordstrom’s Beauty Director, reposted this photo on her IG stories. I just had to know what she thought I might like, so I asked. She responded “the lipsticks are fabulous and you should get one of the powder clutches, so cool.”  Needless to say, both are in my shopping bag!

Skincare faves: I’ve been receiving many beauty products (I feel so lucky), and there are a handful that are really, really good. Colleen Rothschild is a go-to and they kindly sent me a care package a while back 🙂 Most nights I use the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum, and the Cleansing Balm feels like a “mini-spa.” I keep reading about the importance of Vitamin C serum, so I decided to replenish the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum. Expensive but worth it!

Fragrance faves: I just can’t get enough of Tom Ford’s Rose Prick fragrance. I’ve already replenished the body spray, and the fragrance bottle is almost empty! I also love this dreamy Body Oil by French perfume Maison Francis Kurkdjian – another new favorite fragrance that has been flying off the shelves. Finally, for a luxurious spa night at home, try this Jo Malone body scrub — the smell is amazing and it leaves your skin so soft!



#2 Summer dresses

Rails dress and here | Loewe bag | Sandals | Pearl choker

Recently I met up with my Instagram friend Karen (see her IG here) and we had a fun lunch together. This Rails dress was perfect for our warm summer day outing. Other go-to dresses this summer include this one by Anthropologie, this gauze Velvet style (here and here), and this floral one. There’s also the $49 inexpensive one which comes in many colors and all sizes. Here are a few new ones I spotted:



#3 Reels video outfits


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 

Click here to view the recent Reels videos!



Shoes and accessories



I’m sharing the most recent Reels Videos — straight from my *new* closet. Since I’ve had so many questions from you all, I also made style boards for each video to make it easy to see the items and how they go together. These reels show how I get dressed in real life every day. Click here to see the blog post with all the latest videos and the newest style boards. If you have any questions, or can’t locate an item, please feel free to email me or message me on Instagram — I’d love to hear from you!



#4 Comfy pj’s

Honeydew pj’s All American set –here and here

Out of the 5 favorites you’ll love, these are officially my favorite pajamas. So comfy! These Honeydew pj’s wash up nicely and are reasonably priced. I don’t know about you, but I’m super picky when it comes to sleeping — I need pants and short sleeves, so this set checked all the boxes! They come in different versions here. You can’t go wrong with anything from this brand, trust me!



#5 New workout gear


Left: Club and Court tennis dress | Adidas sneakers | Right: Lululemon leggings | Baseball hat | Nike sneakers | Belt bag

I have a theory: when you “splurge” and buy even one new workout piece, it motivates you to exercise! This may not be true for everyone, but it sure helps me. Petites will be excited to discover Lululemon’s 25″ inseam, which means no hemming for those of us with a shorter frame. This Zella skirt is a go-to for summer days, along with this Vuori t-shirt. I’ve been wearing this belt bag to carry keys, phone and other necessities. So handy! Here are a few other things I have my eye on …






Thank you for reading! xx