Like I mentioned yesterday, Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale through May 31st, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite picks with ya! My sister and I spent a little time wandering around Nordstrom yesterday, and all those bright red “SALE” signs scattered throughout the racks sure warmed our little shopping hearts.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend! Darrin and I reserved our seats at the local movie theater to go see the new Avengers movie tonight. That’s how serious we are about making sure this movie date actually happens. And as much as I’m excited about seeing this movie, I think that I’m most looking forward to cradling a large bag of buttery popcorn between my arms. Our love is REAL, you guys.
TGIF! P.S. I updated my SHOP page above, so if you’re looking for more of my spring and summer favorites, feel free to check that page out all season!
Today’s tidbit of wisdom is brought to you by the one and only Darrin Dale:
Me: Darrin! Maybe people would think that you’re more outgoing if you smiled more in public. People appreciate facial expressions!
Darrin: Here’s how I see it, Gracie. They say that it takes less muscle work to smile than it does to frown, but I say that it takes even less muscle work to have no expression on your face at all. No muscle work, no problem. I prefer that third option.
My robot husband, everybody. A regular C-3PO. By choice, I might add, because smiling and frowning can cause just too much muscle fatigue.
You should also know that Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale, which means that you can save up to 40% (what the what!) on Men, Women, and Kids styles. FREE shipping. FREE returns. FREEaking awesome. I’ll post some of my favorites tomorrow! The sale runs through May 31st, so be sure to check it out over the weekend! But first, of course, …[see t-shirt above]…
Brace yourself, Minneapolis. This pretty dress from Ruche might just turn the husband and I into people who brunch. I’m thinking that this pattern would go perfectly with a powdered-sugar waffle and a white peach mimosa. But Darrin and I have never really been the kind of people who brunch. Don’t get me wrong. We’ve brunched before. On numerous occasions. There were omelets paired with pasta paired with bacon paired with cheesecake. Coffee was poured. Mimosas were sipped. And we dreamed of more magical brunches in our future. But our schedules just don’t allow for us to brunch like the best of them. We finished our meal, took a few more sips from our coffee mugs, and then realized that we had a ton of crap to do that Saturday, so we grabbed two large handfuls a few slices of bacon to-go from the buffet table, paid our bill, and traded our brunch for reality. It was sad and disheartening. Like leaving Magic Kingdom and realizing that the real world doesn’t have a Disney soundtrack constantly playing in the background.
But maybe, with the help of this cute dress and a lighter summer schedule, the husband and I will brunch our hearts out this summer. Bring on the strange meal combinations and excuses to drink champagne in the morning! I’m choosing to live in a world where brunch IS reality!
In other news, don’t forget that the promo code SOMETIMESGRACEFULLY will take 10% off your handbag order over at Mellow World! So sign up and use the code if you’re shopping for a new summer handbag! I’d give this Becky bucket bag 5 thumbs up if I could, but that’s physically impossible, so we’ll all just have to settle for imagining 5 thumbs up emojis. 😉