At J.Crew, Just Use Code 'LongWeekend'

Whether it's a $20 dress found at a complete hole in the wall shop on Harry Hines called  'Upscale for Less' or a  Vince sweater found at Neiman Marcus's Last Call sale, I have always been a huge fan of bargain shopping. This is why I love the holidays, not only do you get to enjoy the long weekend, you can also find amazing deals at the stores you love. A total win-win in my book.

Thankfully, J.Crew's 4th of July sale is still in full swing, which means you can shop select NEW ARRIVALS for 40% OFF with code LONGWEEKEND - shop several of my favorite looks from the sale by scrolling through the slideshow above.  Want more? The same code also gets you an additional 60% off select final sale styles

So to re-cap, J.Crew is basically giving away free clothes in honor of our Independence. Thank you #LONGWEEKEND

20 Summer Staples From The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

To let you in on a little secret, I love a good sale for two reasons:

1. The obvious - you get something you need at a fraction of the price

2. The not so obvious - you have a little extra money left over to buy something you want

In my case, it's usually something 'splurgy' like Chanel makeup. When I worked for a beauty magazine a little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to try hundreds of different types of beauty products at any time, but I still truly believe that Chanel makes the best bronzer and blush on the market. Because of this reasoning (however skewed it may be), I couldn't resist adding in two of my favorite (full-priced) Chanel makeup products for summer to my selection of summer wardrobe staples. 

Scroll through the slideshow above to see a selection of summer staples available at 40% off through Nordstrom's 'half-yearly' Memorial Day sale going on now through May 31st.