Resources to Help You be the Change #blacklivesmatter

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When you’re born into a flawed system, you don’t know better. And when the color of your skin is white, you don’t have to know better. White privilege is a reality for so many of us and until last week, I never knew I was part of the problem. It’s not okay to turn a blind eye. I take full responsibility for my ignorance and I’m working to change, grow, and learn more about how I can lift up black communities, business men and women, friends, and peers. #blacklivesmatter

I was talking to someone the other day who said something along the lines of, “I feel helpless. I feel like the only thing I can do is send a letter to the mayor/governor to demand change.” I am here to tell you, there’s SO MUCH MORE YOU CAN DO. 

I have put together a resource page on my blog for those of you who don’t know where to start. Racism is a deep rooted issue that goes far beyond signing a petition, texting in, or sharing a swipe up in your Stories (although a great start). There is inner work that can be done that doesn’t cost a thing. I’m sharing podcasts to listen to, black leaders to follow on Instagram, Organizations you can donate to, journal prompts to help you deal with your own racism thoughts, books to buy your kids (all proceeds will go to Color of Change). Talks of race and equality starts at home and I’ll be sharing how we go about all of this with Harper as we move forward. Be the change for your children, be the change for George Floyd and all the black lives we’ve lost.

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What I’m Loving Right Now: April

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Champion hoodie xs (runs oversized), William & Sonoma apron, Farmacy Vitamin C Serum, Fenty Beauty Face Brush, Fenty Beauty Cream Bronzer, Fenty Beauty Cream Blush, Kitsch Scrunchies, Elemis Hydrating Mist, Blue Light Glasses, EMU slippers (go up a full size), Madewell tee (go up at least 2 sizes), Elemis Pro-Collage Marine Oil, Farmacy Daily Greens Moisturizer, Alo 7/8 leggings

Kicking off another week in quarantine with some of my favorite products from April. I own every single product here except the Alo leggings, but I do have the ones from Athleta (on sale!). I will say, this extra time at home has allowed me to try and experiment with a lot more beauty and makeup products, which has been a great way to keep me busy. Anyone else up there self-care? Read on for details on why I love each product.

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Celebrating Earth Month with EILEEN FISHER

EILEEN FISHER linen collection

In honor of Earth Month, I’m teaming up with EILEEN FISHER to talk about their latest organic linen line. If you’re new to the brand, EILEEN FISHER creates ethical, timeless, well-made clothes designed to work together, wear effortlessly, and be part of a responsible life cycle. Not only do I love that her pieces are minimal, classic, and versatile, but they’re also completely sustainable. While more and more brands are thinking about their environmental footprint, EILEEN FISHER has been making a huge impact for many years. I’m honored to be able to team up with a brand that’s truly making a difference. More on this and the organic linen line below.

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The Best Affordable Pieces to Wear at Home Right Now

Nordstrom Leisure wear

Happy Monday! I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. Today, I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite affordable pieces to wear at home right now. Mike and I were just talking about cute at-home wear and how it makes the biggest difference to your mood (for him to say that, you know Quarantine life is getting to him). Although we’re all going through this unknown and trying time, I think it’s also nice to find moments or things to help lift our spirits in small little ways. I’m still working from home and sharing more content than ever on Stories, so being in comfy, yet cute pieces really helps the daily grind. I’m sharing what I’ve been wearing and more affordable favorites below.

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Nordstrom Spring Sale – Loungewear, Athleisure, Activewear, and More!

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Happy Friday! I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. I asked you what you want to see more of during this uncertain time and I got the best feedback, thank you! Many of you asked to keep things as normal as possible, you guys are loving the Harper/family content, and want more loungewear/activewear picks and try-on’s. Well, Nordstrom is having yet another sale and I decided to focus on all things athleisure, loungewear, and activewear for you guys. Since I’m working out a lot more, I’m going to snag a few things as well. Enjoy!

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How I’m Staying Healthy at Home During This Time

Garmin Vivomove Luxe Watch

Oregon’s shelter in place was put into action this week. With that being said, we’ve been home since the very beginning of the pandemic (we’re going on 12 days, I think) and while our families day-to-day hasn’t changed a ton (we work and take care of Harper at home) fear and sadness creep in from time to time. It’s so hard to grasp what the world is going through right now and the best thing we can do is take it day by day. We’re all in this together and I go into every day with hope. 

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The Best Barely-There Sandals

* I want to take a moment to acknowledge what’s going on in the world. I know the majority of us are dealing with fear, stress, anxiety, and sadness during these uncertain times. I’m right there with you and I’m  trying to navigate it the best I can. With that being said, I want to use this platform as a way to connect and maybe provide a little distraction from all the heaviness. Know that we’re all in this together and we’re doing our best. 

Spring sandals Nordstrom

Have you started shopping for spring sandals yet? I know it will be a while before we start wearing them in the PNW, but I’m not going to lie, I’ve already started collecting. Shoes are always one of the first pieces I turn to to help transition my wardrobe – you can swap out boots for sandals while still getting wear out of your jeans and sweaters from winter. Of all the spring sandals, barely-there sandals are my favorite trend this season and Nordstrom has the best selection! I love that they come in so many shapes and styles and they’re so flattering on any frame. Below, I’m sharing my favorite styles and showing you how to wear them.

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The Jacket You’ll Need This Spring

Everlane Chore Jacket

Happy Friday, friends! How is everyone doing? This is such a strange time for all of us, but I hope you’re safe and well. To lighten the mood and bring back some normalcy I’m sharing a post with Everlane today. You guys know how much I love Everlane and they recently introduced a few new products I’m excited to share with you – their new denim chore jacket, the Day mules (so comfortable!), and the cotton crew in this new cashew color. Read on for more!

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My Picks From The Nordstrom Sale

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Jumping in to post about the Nordstrom sale. I’m pretty sure this is a random, surprise sale. Nordstrom doesn’t usually do 25% off select items like this in the middle of March. But, because many of you asked, and it’s a nice distraction, I’m sharing my favorites along with the pieces in my closet that are on sale. There’s even clean beauty on sale, which never really happens.

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