What to Buy on Sale This Week

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Coming off a sale-packed holiday weekend, there are still lots of good things to buy on sale this week. These are my favorites.

Apparel deals:

This year’s version of my favorite suede jacket is 40% off right now at Nordstrom! This is an incredible price for leather.

Rails flannels are a splurge at full price – but Nordstrom has a big selection that are 40% off right now! I promise they are the softest, best fitting flannels you’ve ever buy.

The cork material on these sandals is such a fun alternative to a regular nude heel! Bonus: This particular style is suuuuuper comfortable.

I’ve had my eye on these boots forever. Such a good year-round basic. (Similar style in more colors, also on sale here.)

Gap and Old Navy are both running big site-wide sales, 20-40% off.

Home deals:

The perfect, classic coffee table. At an AMAZING price!

Rejuvination is having a big lighting sale. These Cedar & Moss globe pendants (14 inch or 10 inch) are STUNNING in person and would make a great addition to any home.

Studio McGee is doing a buy more, save more sale through the 26th where you can get up to 25% off your order!

Wisteria is running a 10%-off site-wide sale. Use promo code EXTRA10 at checkout.

Photo by Alexander Gorn.


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Forever 21 Haul + Try Ons + Reviews

Forever 21 Clothing Haul + Try Ons

This is a little embarrassing to admit, but to this day I still have quite a bit of Forever 21 in my closet. Honestly, if you’re willing to sift through piles of clothes or pages of their website, F21 actually has some gems.

People criticize it as being cheaply made pieces that will fall apart after one wear, but I don’t entirely agree with that statement. Yes, they’re obviously cheaply made, but I have F21 clothes that have lasted me years. Alternatively, I have designer clothes in my closet that have ripped on the first wear or never recovered after their first laundering.

It doesn’t matter if it’s $20 or $200, if you’re buying something that fits you well, looks good on you, and feels good to the touch – it’s probably going to last you. It’s as simple as that.

My advice is to take time when you’re trying on your purchases and really study the fit and the fabric, and of course think about how the piece will fit in with your existing wardrobe and what you’ll wear it to.

I thought it would be fun to share my latest Forever 21 order with you guys, some styling ideas, and my reviews of each individual item below.

Eyelet tee
Eyelet Lace Self Tie Button Down Shirt ($22.90.) I’m wearing size Small. Styled with old F21 shorts, Converse sneakers, and Etsy bag (similar, larger size here and here).

I was really impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of this top. It could easily pass for a Rails top or another high-end button up. I can already tell this is going to me one of my go-to’s all summer long.

Wrap dress
Ruffle Trim Mock Wrap Dress ($24.90.) Wearing size Small. Styled with Steve Madden booties (sold out – similar style here).

This all-purpose LBD was tailored excellently right off the rack. The faux-wrap is a nice detail to the skirt. The fabric is pretty casual but since it’s black it will be easy to dress up or down. Well-fitting LBDs are sometimes hard for me to find, so at $25, this one was a no-brainer. (And how cute is the seersucker version?!)

Culotte jumpsuit
Belted Culotte Jumpsuit ($27.90.) Wearing size Small. Styled with a Saint Laurent clutch and Manolo Blahnik heels.

This jumpsuit is SO FUN! A bright red jumpsuit is a great example of something you probably don’t want to splurge on, so this $28 number is perfection. The color is represented really accurately in the photos – it’s bright and it’s gorgeous. The quality of the material is fine – it’s polyester and feels like polyester. I think it looks a lot more expensive than it feels. It fit me like a glove, but if you have wider hips you may want to size up because the bottom half is a little snug. However, the fabric is surprisingly forgiving and I didn’t feel like I had to wear spanks with it, whereas I generally would with something this fitted.

I wore it out to dinner for Valentine’s Day the other night felt like a million bucks (and got tons of compliments). It was freezing that night so instead of pumps I paired it with these sock booties and my black leather jacket to make it more weather-appropriate.

Shirt dress
High Low Stripe Shirt Dress ($29.90). I’m wearing size Small. Styled with an Etsy bag (similar, larger size here and here).

The high-low hem on this dress makes it a little less basic than your average shirt dress, which I like. The loose fit and adjustable belt means it would work for most body types, curvy or otherwise. I don’t personally wear a lot of short dresses so I do wish it was a little longer in the front, but that’s just my own preference. The length didn’t stop me from keeping the dress, and I actually wore it last weekend to a baby shower last weekend.

Maxi skirt
M Slit Maxi Skirt ($19.90.) Wearing size Small. Styled (on the left) with the F21 cop top (reviewed below), Schutz sandals and Gucci bag. Styled (on the right) with the F21 tie top (reviewed above), Schutz shoes and Etsy bag (similar, larger size here and here).

I really wanted this skirt to work, but at the end of the day I think it would be better on someone a little taller than I am (I’m 5’4″). It’s just a lot of material and feels like it’s wearing me as opposed to the other way around. I also probably would have needed to hem it an inch or two. I originally ordered it to wear as a swimsuit cover up, but like I said, it’s a lot of fabric and would have been a little bulky as a cover up. It’s much better suited for a crop top, like how I’m wearing it in the photos above. I did decide to send this back, but I would recommend it for someone taller than I am.

Crop top
High neck crop cami ($8.90 – wearing size Small). Styled (on the left) with old F21 shorts and (on the right) with F21 skirt (reviewed above) and Gucci bag.

I ordered this top because it’s lined and in the past I’ve had a really hard time finding white crop tops that aren’t completely see-though. I sized up to a medium in this one because I didn’t want it to be too tight on my chest, but after receiving it I realized I probably could have gone with the small. I’m on the fence about this one, but I’ll probably keep it because for $9.80 it’s a good basic piece to pair with high-waisted bottoms.

Polka dot top
Ruffle top (sold out online – similar here). Wearing size Small. Styled with (on the left) Citizens of Humanity jeans, Gucci belt, Saint Laurent clutch and Manolo Blahnik heels. And styled (on the right) with One Teaspoon shorts and Etsy bag (similar, larger size here and here).

This top was an $8 clearance bin find, but I was excited to stumble upon it because I can always use more blouses for daytime or dinners out! F21 has a really great blouse selection and like this one, they usually fit surprisingly well. I’ve linked to a few of my favorite blouses below.

Shop the post and other F21 pieces I have my eye on below:

Bedroom details:
Bed: Skyline Furniture (also sold here)
Duvet & Shams: Restoration Hardware
Leopard pillow: Etsy shop Little Design Co. (she makes the BEST decorative pillows!)
Bench: Overstock
Rug: West Elm
Mirror: CB2
Lamps: West Elm
Frames: Custom framed, get the a similar look with these


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What to Buy on Sale This Week + President’s Day Weekend

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Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friends! I’ve always been a big fan of Valentine’s Day (even when I was single.) I love the idea of celebrating love, both platonic and otherwise. In the past I’ve mailed little Galentine’s care packages out to my girlfriends (sorry friends, I didn’t get on that this year…) and it’s a fun day to simply tell the people in your life how much they mean to you. So don’t forget to tell your friends, family and significant others how much you love them today!

My favorite human (Carter, obviously) and I usually use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to dress up and try a new restaurant. (We’re going here tonight.) It’s generally a pretty low key evening. We occasionally exchange small gifts (I’m hoping he gets me a board game this year!) but mostly just take the oppertunity to spend some quality time together and get off our phones.

Anyway, as always there are tons of amazing things on sale and I’ve rounded up my favorites to save you some time. With Valentine’s Day and President’s Day happening over the next few days, retail stores are pulling out all the stops to get you to shop. Check out the best in clothing, accessory and home decor sales below!

Clothes + accessories on sale:

  • J Crew is offering 30% off site-wide plus free shipping with code SOGOOD.
  • Bloomingdales is offering 20% off site-wide for Valentine’s Day (ends today) when you use code LOVE at checkout. When major department stores are running site-wide sales like this, it’s always a good idea to check out Nordstrom’s Price Matched section. (Bookmark that page. You’ll thank me later.)
  • I’ve seen this sweet blush wrap top on a few other bloggers and it’s SO CUTE!
  • I love a good modern statement earring and these fit the bill.
  • Speaking of modern earrings, I’ve had my eye on these (in black or red!) for months and they just went on sale.
  • This sporty bomber jacket is so cute and would make the perfect addition to your athleasure wardrobe.
  • A fun twist on a LBD!
  • A sweet little top for spring.
  • I just ordered this necklace.
  • Out From Under has the coziest basics and the whole line is on sale at Urban Outfitters right now. I’m especially drawn to this top and this sleep romper.
  • This jumpsuit would be perfect for all your events this spring and summer. Dress it up with stiletto sandals or dress it down with flat slides.

Home goods on sale:

  • Target is offering 30% off a wide selection of home items and an extra 15% off rugs in honor of their Presidents Day with code GEORGE. This stylish floor lamp (I love all the color options!) is such a steal. I’m ridiculously obsessed with this rug. And Target’s decor and art game is on point right now.
  • Pottery Barn is doing their President’s Day Weekend Sale with select products up to 70% off. I’m a huge fan of this rug. PB rugs are super soft and thick and feel really luxurious for the price.
  • How cute is this hot pink electric toothbrush?? It almost makes me want to replace my boring white one.
  • Nordstrom is price-matching a major All-Clad cookware sale! Time to stock up!
  • West Elm is doing 20% off everything this week with code BIGNEWS. Our house is outfitted in lots of West Elm, specifically their lighting fixtures, linens and we have this sofa.
  • Wayfair is running a big President’s Day Sale. Lots of good buys here, depending on what you’re looking for. I’ve had my eye on this dishwasher-safe gold flatware set. It’s a great price, and the reviews are promising. This bed is also super gorgeous and would compliment most any decor.

Image source: Spoonful of Flair.


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Master Bathroom Reno Inspiration

I’m not exactly looking forward to living in a construction zone for weeks at a time, but it’ll be worth it… Because we are finally ready to renovate our master bathroom!! No more carpeted bathroom floor, no more child-sized vanities, no more toilet that you have to wiggle the handle to flush… I’m living the dream over here folks.

The existing layout is perfectly fine and functional, so we don’t need to re-design that (which will save us some marginal amount of money on plumbing, etc.) But everything needs to be replaced – that means demolishing everything and installing a new vanity, plumbing fixtures, stone, tile, paint, lighting, toilet, mirrors… The list goes on and on. We also don’t have nearly enough storage right now. My beauty products take up a lot of room (shocking, I know)… So we’re working on some built-in solutions to accommodate that.

Tile and hardware options

{A few tile and hardware options we are considering.}

We’re in design mode here at the Beyl household right now. We can’t get started on much until we finalize our stone, tile and cabinet decisions. But we’re trying to get those all figured out this week, and I think we are headed in the right direction. (Fingers crossed!!) You know I’ll keep you guys in the loop when we get those figured out!

In the mean time, are some gorgeous master bathrooms that are inspiring our decisions right now.

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Design by Caitlin Wilson Design.

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Design by Greige Design.

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That statement wall in the shower gives me all the feels! Design by Katie Scott.

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Designer unknown. Please let me know if you know so I can properly credit this photo.

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Corner shelves in the shower are a great, more affordable alternative to shower niches. Design by Bliss at Home.

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Design by Mindy Gayer.

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Design by Joanna Gaines.

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Design by Dane Tashma.


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