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What...J.Crew is now sold at Nordstrom!

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Woah...woah...woah!! J.Crew is now sold at Nordstrom! How cool is that! Y'all know Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores because of the brands they carry, price points, and amazing return policy - so this is a pretty big deal that J.Crew is now part of the Nordstrom family. Here are some of my favorite pieces from J.Crew at Nordstrom. 

How happy are you about this? What are some of your favorite pieces?

How To Wear A Bodysuit

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DETAILS: Off-The-Shoulder BodysuitFlare Jeans | Choker | Shoes | Ray Bans

I'm baaackk!! And hopefully will stop disappearing on y'all!  I didn't want to just put out a crappy blog post just to post something - I value your time way more than that! We've had so much going on and unfortunately some things take priority over the blog; plus I just haven't had the patience or felt creative sitting here in front of my computer to come up with content. But here I am, in the flesh sitting at my desk and feeling rejuvenated. 

I have a newfound obsession with bodysuits. Literally, they are everything, until you need to use the restroom (but that's besides the point!). I got my first one and my immediate thought was 'what in the world do I wear this with?!' - anyone else with me on this? 

You can basically wear a bodysuit year round - it works in rain or shine, and in Summer or Winter. All you have to do is change the sleeve length, switch between pants or shorts. Below are a few different ways to style a body suit with jeans, a skirt and shorts. I hope you fall in love with this two-piece combination as much as I do! 

FLARED, BOYFRIEND, HIGH-WAISTED OR SKINNY JEANS

A bodysuit and jeans can be dressed down or dressed up. Throw on your favorite bodysuit, simple accessories, and a handbag. 

DRESS IT UP

An a-line skirt or maxi skirt paired with a bodysuit is the perfect way to dress up your outfit. 

SHORTS

A pair of high-waisted distressed shorts go perfectly with a bodysuit for summer and transitioning into chillier temperatures. I love the idea of accessorizing it with a bandana, blazer or jacket. 

SHOP MY FAVORITE BODYSUITS HERE:

Green Jumpsuit

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Green Jumpsuit (also in Red) || Grey Long Sleeve Shirt (on sale) || Gorjana Necklace || Four Threads Gold Spike Bracelet || Initial Bracelet || Gorjana Ring || Shoes (old, but love these and here) || Nails: Essie in "Penny Talk"

I've only been able to find one jumpsuit that actually fits me (last seen here) so have been on the look out for another one because let's face it...it's like wearing pajamas! I always forget how comfortable a jumpsuit is until I put one on again. Anyone else with me?! I wore this jumpsuit to our Valentine's Day dinner at Frascati and managed to spill olive oil down the my whole thigh (pretty awesome, huh!). I guess you win some and you loose some! ;-)

Hopefully you'll have better with this olive green jumpsuit that I did! ;-) I love the olive green color, then added some contrast with a ribbed grey long sleeve, and finished off with a simple nude pump. This is one of those outfits you can wear to a business function, girls night out, date night or whatever...it's super trendy and versatile! 

PS - Today is my birthday! My best friend flew in from Atlanta and we're road tripping from SF to LA along the coast. And we're stopping at the Madonna Inn (hello, pink hotel!!) tonight in SLO. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see what we're up to! 

The Perfect Shift LWD

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The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere | www.TheFourThreads.com

Cupcakes and Cashmere Laurel Dress | Sam Edelman Fringe BootiesFour Threads Spike Bracelet | Gorjana Bracelet | Photography: Kai Sotto

I've had my eye on this dress ever since Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere launched her clothing line in Nordstrom and Shopbop. I loved how it was the perfect dress to dress up or down, and can easily be transitioned from summer into fall. This Cupcakes and Cashmere Laurel chiffon shift dress is made with a sheer, ivory-colored material that's lightweight and great quality. I especially love the drop waist because it adds that flirty touch. This dress is perfect for summer with these sandals. But also perfect for fall when topped with a leather tailored leather jacket and booties. I'm not typically a dress girl, but this dress will be on repeat for me! 

The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere | www.TheFourThreads.com
Sutro Bath's at Lands End in San Francisco wearing a Cupcakes and Cashmere LWD | www.TheFourThreads.com
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere | www.TheFourThreads.com
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere | www.TheFourThreads.com
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere | www.TheFourThreads.com
Sutro Bath's photoshoot | Four Threads
The perfect shift dress by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere | www.TheFourThreads.com

A Day In Paris

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Since our first day in Paris was so toasty, I insisted on wearing a dress for the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. And I knew that meant a lot of walking (or in our case biking) so I threw on a pair of comfortable flats and we were off to breakfast/brunch. We ate breakfast at Claus and holy moly batman, it was seriously the best breakfast ever. I could have eaten there the rest of the trip it was so good. The wait was over an hour, but totally worth every last crumb I put in my mouth. Across the street from Claus is where they make and keep the pastries and perishables so the staff was constantly running across when they needed more eggs, tomatoes, croissants, etc. We ordered the brioche with orange and cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee, and eggs.

We then walked to the Louvre, which to be completely honest I wasn't that excited for because I was holding out for the Eiffel Tower, but once we got there I was obsessed with how beautiful it was. It was a little crowded because we got a late start, but still very pretty. And yes, we had to take a few corny photos. From there we walked through the Tuileries Garden and onto the Pont des Arts bridge (aka the Love Locks bridge). Although they're in the process of taking all the locks off, we couldn't pass up putting our own lock on the historic bridge - when in Rome (our case Paris), right. Mike went and bought a pink lock (duh!) for us, we wrote the "V <3 M" with the date, our life life motto "faith, family, health" then locked that sucker up. Threw the key overboard and walked away...we're officially love locked in in Paris!

Then we jumped on bikes, which are all over Paris that both locals and tourists grab-and-go to get around the city. The first 30 minutes are free then it's 1€ for each hour after. So we grabbed some bikes and  headed to the Eiffel Tower but first had to grab a few things for a picnic. We stopped at Bellota to pick up some meats. Bellota came highly recommended so we were excited to try their prosciutto, salami, and chorizo. Oh and they literally sliced the meats off the animal - it was pretty legit! Then ran across the street for a few bottles of rosé, cheese, cherries, and a French baguette (I think I've lost count of how many we've consumed at this point).

There's something so quaint and beautiful about the Eifffel Tower, then add riding bikes with your husband to the mix and you won't be able to get a smile off your face! Of course, I wanted to picnic at close as we could get to the Eiffel Tower, only after setting up realizing that we couldn't really see it because we were so close (jokes on me!). 

We ate dinner Seb'on, the cute and tiny restaurant with less than 10 tabes and enjoyed a tasty meal with wine, of course! 

Paper Crown Dress (major sale - only $70!!) | Pointy Toe Studded Flat | White Skinny Jeans | Michael Kors Crossbody/clutch (similar here

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Meet Met In Paree

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My husband and I literally ate our way rough Paris, and I'm not even kidding. Since we were coming from London, we took the EuroStar straight to Paris. The train was only 2 hours and then boom we were in the middle of Paris and boy was it hot - a mere 90 degrees and sunny. This was my first time to Paris so I was super excited. We stayed at the W Opera hotel with our Starwood points, which was perfect and looked straight at the beautiful opera house across the street.

We were starving so walked to Tuileries Garden to grab a quick bite with a view then off to explore. Our first stop was Notre-Dame, but made a pit stop for ice cream at Berthillion - an absolute must stop on the Ile Saint-Louis. I got the salted caramel ice cream and strawberry sorbet in their double cones. (Disclosure: self control is a must - you will go back for seconds or thirds.)

Then we walked along the Seine river towards Notre-Dame. There was a long line outside but went really quick! Once we got inside, there was a Catholic mass going on, which made it all the more beautiful to walk through. Before headed out, Mike and I stopped and sat in the pews for a few minutes to thank our blessings. 

Next stop was Cafe de Flore in Saint-Germain, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious coffeehouses in Paris celebrated for its famous clientele. We sat outside for some great people-watching, while sipping a glass of rosé (make sure to ask for chips) before heading back to freshen up at the hotel before dinner at Pirouette

Pirouette is a trendy restaurant that was recommended to us by a few people. We had a local bottle of wine and ate (2) French baguettes that were to die for. Literally, we had probably eaten 4 baguettes by this point. (I don't understand why the bread is so amazing in Paris). We ordered the tasting menu and each got there courses. 

To dinner I wore this fun Topshop white dress with a beaded colorful collar and these black pointy flats. Then during the day, I kept on light colors because the crazy hot heat. I wore a Zara t-shirt and white Topshop jeans with my trusty black Sam Edelman flats.

Next stop is the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. 

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