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Angela’s Lab | Covetable Buys at the NSale!

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It's an annual tradition! I've been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale since childhood, being a Seattle native and all. As a teen, I'd scour the look books and make out my back-to-school wish list, then hit the store on opening day. Now, my daughter and I make a day of it every year and go on the first early access day (for Nordstrom cardholders only!) -- shop, have lunch, shop, have a snack and repeat. At almost nine years old (when did that happen?!), she loves fashion as much as I do and has a definite opinion about what she likes and will or won't wear. Her sale picks will be posted shortly! ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | A Summer State of Mind

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Summer is all about having fun and this season the fashion world has jumped 110% on board with highly-embellished accessories and clothing. From ruffles and cut-outs to fringes and pom-poms, you've heard me say this before -- minimalism has taken a back seat to maximalism. Everything is pretty and bold, and even better, it's hard to overdo an outfit right now. Fashion started down this road a few years ago with loads of print mixing and has transitioned into a full-blown "look at me" attitude. We're seeing a ton of '80s influence happening, which -- let's face it -- was the original decade of fun, opulence and ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | These Magical Sneakers Spread Smiles

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Sun's out! And so is school -- summer vacation has officially begun at our house. We have a lengthy vacation planned for July, but in the meantime, Christina is starting camp and my grind is the usual (work, errands, pick up... repeat). As it is year round, our go-to everyday shoe is the sneaker. As such, we are always on the lookout for cool new styles and I'm excited to introduce you to our latest find -- chameleon kicks! SUNS Shoes is a start-up that has developed super cute sneakers that change color and/or pattern in the sunlight. Each pair also comes with a special UV keychain light that let's you ...Read more.