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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Favorites

If you are a Nordstrom cardholder you can shop their anniversary sale early — seven days earlier than everyone else — to save big on brand-new arrivals. Check out some of my beauty must haves that are currently available during the #NSALE and stay tuned for outfits and more beauty favorites coming next week.

Happy shopping!

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Just Bought a New Home? Thank Your Real Estate Agent with One of These Gifts

Saying Thanks
You just bought a new home you love. Congratulations! You may be feeling anything from quiet joy to giddy glee.

You’d like to say “Thanks!” for the guidance and hard work of your real estate agent that helped you reach this state of bliss. He made everything go more smoothly than you imagined it could. She had an endless supply of listings, good advice, and patience. Even your dog loves her.

If you want to express your gratitude for a job well done, many agents say the best gift is your words of praise. They appreciate a thank-you note or a drawing by the kids. They also appreciate your referrals and good reviews. Thank your agent by recommending him, talking him up at parties, and letting the online world of home buyers know about his wonderful work.

The Right Stuff
Still wanting to do that little bit extra for her? Here’s a list of great gifts for real estate agents:

1. Something Simple and Useful
Try a simple gift that makes her work day better, such as a personalized mug, travel mug, or lunch bag. A gift card to where you know she gets her morning coffee. A whole gift basket—who doesn’t love snacks in the break room?! And you can’t go wrong with ordinary gift cards, either.

2. Something Thoughtful
Did you connect over a shared interest as you explored homes together? If it’s wine, that’s an easy one, in a lovely basket with some cheese or glasses. If it’s gardening, get flowers or a plant delivered to brighten up the office. (Flowers are also great when you simply have no idea what else to send.) Do you both have animal friends? Wrap some fabulous dog or cat toys, or a castle for the aquarium.

3. A Gift That Makes Her Job Easier
If your agent loves all things tech, look for things to make work easier, in the office or “on the go”, such as a solar cellphone charger, a voice recorder pen, or small portable speakers. Is there some other device you love that you know she could use?

4. Try a Nice Pen or Datebook
Does he “kick it old school”? A beautiful pen, date book, or organizer might be perfect.

5. Make Something Yourself
To make it more personal, even more heartfelt, knit him a scarf in colors he wears. Crochet an afghan, or build a birdhouse. Bake something in your new kitchen for her to enjoy.

Make Sure to Write a Thank You Note!
Whatever gift you choose to give, include a note of thanks with some details of what you’re grateful for. Some folks like to hang these in the office. Let her know she can count on you for word-of-mouth and online testimonials, and then follow through on that promise.

Now go ahead and make your real estate agent’s day!

Disclosure: This post was written by the client. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Summer is here ladies!

You know what that means…. Sunshine and adventure! Whether you’re lounging by the pool or catching a flight, Xehar has all your fashion needs. This summer we are all about confidence and the glow up! Wear that daring outfit, buy that bathing suit, wear those shorts! Below is our summer survival guide!

Beach Day? Yes Please!

Catching some rays or making some waves? This bold bikini is a must this summer!

I especially love it with this crotchet dress, the perfect cover up.

Another must have is this chic black one piece. This is a perfect piece for vacation because it can be used so many ways. Lounge by the pool in it or dress it up!

A definite must have this summer!

Wrap shorts

Joggers

Whether its denim, patterns, or solid colors, summer dresses are always a yes. Pair it with some cute shoes and jewelry you have the perfect outfit in seconds.

Denim Dress // Pattern Dress // Peach Dress

Summertime is the perfect time to experiment with bright colored accessories. They really make your outfit pop!

Pink Puff balls // Yellow Puff Balls // Blue Dangle  // Pink Jewels

Break out the wedges, sandals, and heels! These will have you set for summer!

White Wedges // Gladiator Sandals // Wedge Heels // Wrap Heels

We are celebrating Self-love and confidence all summer long! You can be a part of the movement by posting your favorite summer outfits on Instagram with the hashtag #AConfidentYou and we will choose one lucky person to win a 50 gift card!

Self-Love all summer baby!

Become a Stella & Dot Independent Stylist — Join Today!

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image via Stella & Dot’s Instagram

If you’ve ever thought about joining Stella & Dot’s team as an independent stylist, now is the perfect time to do it! All new stylists who join now through June 30th will get $350 in FREE accessories, a FREE best-selling Aven necklace, and $199 cashback when they sell $1000 in their first 30 days!

Stella & Dot’s Stylist Sign-up Special: Free necklace, cashback, and more!

Stylist Sign-up Special Details
Cashback: $199 cashback when you sell $1000 in your first 30 days
Free Accessories: Get the best-selling Aven necklace plus receive $350 in free accessories
End Date: 6/30/17


images via Stella & Dot’s Instagram

Summer Date Nights + Shopbop’s Sale on Sale

Whether it’s a romantic date with your honey or a fun date night with your girls, now is the time to get up to 70% off all your summer must haves during Shopbop’s Sale on Sale. Take an additional 25% off all sale items with code SCORE17. No brand exclusions. Happy shopping!

OUTFIT #1 — Maxi Slip dress // Large tote bag
ACCESSORIES — Drop earrings // Sunglasses // Slides
OUTFIT #2 — One shoulder top // Cropped pants // zip pouch 

SALE END ON 6/16/17 11:59PM Pacific Time