Friday Faves: Major Deals on Winter Wardrobe Essentials

Hey, guys! Happy New Year! The holidays may be over. but winter is just getting started! In order to really kick off the coziest season of the year, I’m letting you in on some MAJOR sales on winter wardrobe essentials! Two of my most favorite retailers ever have their sales on sale, and because their pieces are so stylish, I find these sales pretty irresistible! Check out this week’s Friday Faves from Anthropologie and LOFT!

Anthropologie- Take an Extra 40% Off These Sale Items!

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You can make a statement while staying cozy in this fuzzy fuchsia sweater! The cut of the sweater is simple, but the color will make you stand out! read more


Big Sale at Shopbop! Cute Spring and Summer Items!

Shopbop is such a fantastic online retailer if you like quality items that are on trend!  They are having a huge sale for 4 days only that gives you the opportunity to save big!!

Save money on full-price AND sale items with code EVENT18. (20% OFF orders under $500 or 25% OFF orders over $500)

I’ve chosen my favorite pieces that can take you from the beach to the boardwalk!  Take a look:

Beach Items

Big Sale at Shopbop! Cute Spring and Summer Items!

Crochet Cross Body Bag– I love the tassels on this! And the facts that it’s a crossbody! The magnetic closure and pockets inside are also major bonuses! Chic and functional.
Heart Flip Flops– I kind of have a thing for hearts.  These flip flops come in 4 different colors!
Tassel Coverup Dress– The pretty back and the tunic length are musts! The long sleeves are great for protecting sensitive sunburned skin or shielding your skin from the sea breeze!
Navy One Piece Swimsuit– Ruffles and bows in all the right places!  This suit provides an amazing amount of coverage without being frumpy.  If it’s sold out in your size, here are some other options: Black One Piece, Black Flounce One Piece with Removable Strap
Beaded Charm Bracelet– Multi-color threads, beads, and tassels make this fun bracelet perfect for beach trips.
Off-the-Shoulder One Piece– I love ruffles, and the pink and red combo is really in right now!
Round Frame Sunglasses– The neutral color of these shades is super chic and will go with anything you choose to wear to the beach! And they are under $60!
Floral Sneakers– These are adorable and perfect for a post-beach stroll! Plus, they will fit in the tote listed below.
Blossom Embroidered Hat– Aren’t the stripes so unique? I feel like a lot of the other straw hats just look the same.
Straw Tote– This beach tote has leather straps and also comes in navy!


Post-Beach Items

Big Sale at Shopbop! Cute Spring and Summer Items!


Eyelet Top– Eyelets are the it-thing right now, as I mentioned in my previous post. This top would look amazing with any type of bottom!  The cold shoulders give the illusion of white gloves.  This top is just all around chic.
Scalloped Bag– This leather satchel is ADORABLE.
Fringe Hem Jeans– These jeans are straight cut with split, raw, fringe hems. I have yet to get a pair of fringe-hem jeans, and I think these might make the cut.
Half Heart Earrings– Did I mention I heart hearts? The liner drop silhouette is so cute!
Khaki Shorts– The frayed curve hem helps keep things classy! If these are sold out, here is another pair I have my eye on.
Small Messenger Bag– This leather bag comes in white and navy, too! It has card slots and pockets inside and a cute tassel for added flair.
Flower Earrings– How pretty would these look with the eyelet top?!
Imitation Pearl Slides– These flats have a leather sole and rubber heel patch. The pearls are so sweet!
Circle Crossbody– Straw circle bags are of the moment. Stand out from the others with black multi, blue multi, or pink multi combinations!

I’ve got this pink and red suit in my cart right now!  I can’t wait to get it in the mail!

Don’t forget to use code EVENT18 on Shopbop!! Hurry before my faves sell out! Stock is already dwindling! read more


Instagram Roundup: February 2018

Hey, all!  I hope you had a great February and Valentine’s Day!  Welcome to my February Instagram Roundup. The following photos are my faves from the past month, but be sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything! Comment on this post with your Insta handle, and I’ll be sure to follow you back!

Instagram Roundup: February 2018 Instinctively en Vogue

This sweater!!  It’s currently a part of the huge Shopbop sale.  (In case you missed my Free People faves from the sale, going on NOW, read this post!  Sale ends March 5.)  It comes in mauve and black on Shopbop, but if you like the Ivory (which I’m wearing), you can grab it here at Nordstrom!  It’s 40% off!

Instagram Roundup: February 2018 Instinctively en Vogue

How fun is this tee?!  The yellow is so happy, and who doesn’t like limoncello?!  Even lemons are cute.  It’s on sale right now- 40% off- so snag it while you can!  Also, these jeans are Khloé Kardashian’s line, and they are so stretchy and comfy!  They mold to your curves, so they are super flattering.

I found the kimono at a local consignment shop, new and with the tags on!  You can also find it here. I can’t wait to wear it near the beach on cool summer nights!

Instagram Roundup: February 2018 Instinctively en Vogue

I got these bell-bottoms at least year’s Nordstrom Sale, and these from Shopbop are similar and by the same brand.  The top is by Chaser Brand, but I was lucky enough to find it at Marshall’s just before Valentine’s Day!  Since you can wear hearts any time of the year, I’ve linked some other cute heart tops below.

Instagram Roundup: February 2018 Instinctively en Vogue

I’m a skincare addict, and I reviewed this anti-aging line by MD Complete a couple of weeks ago.  Catch it here!

Instagram Roundup: February 2018 Instinctively en Vogue

How pretty is this phone case?!  I’ve dropped the poor thing like 10 times and everything is still perfect.  I can’t recommend it enough, and there are so many cute options to choose from!

Instagram Roundup: February 2018 Instinctively en Vogue

Lastly, here are my fave new pink jeans and fave new sweatshirt! Even though it’s a sweatshirt, I’m pretty sure it’s still getting chic done haha!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  Our weather is awful today- rain, snow, wind…  Yuck!  Don’t forget to leave your Instagram links below so I can follow you back!


Q+A Tag (1st Post on the New Blog!)

Welcome, everyone!  Wow, I can’t believe I did it, but I created my own, self-hosted blog.  My new web address is https://instinctivelyenvogue.com.  It would mean the world to me if you continued to be the amazing supporters you have been, as I have enjoyed connected with each and every one of you.

The lovely Danetigress nominated me to participate in this fun Q+A tag.  Please check out her fun beauty and fashion blog!

I will answer the 10 questions she has left for me and create 10 of my own for other 10 other bloggers.  See the nominees at the end of the post!

Danetigress asked the following questions.  Find my respective replies below each question:

~What got you into blogging?

I have been a stay-at-home mom of my twin girls ever since they were born 2.5 years ago.  Once they turned 2, I knew I wasn’t yet ready to return to teaching elementary school, but I realized I needed to do something for myself that was completely unrelated to mom duties and housewifery.  My mom gave me the idea of starting a blog, and the next day, my blog was born.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I have loved it every step of the way and hope to continue loving it for years to come.

~How do you edit your photos?

I take all of my photos with my iPhone, although we do own a Nikon, which I hope to transition to eventually.  I recently discovered the app Photoshop Express on my iPhone, and I use it to improve clarity and reduce noise in a lot of photos.  I look back at some of my first posts and cringe at the blurry images!  Also, I try to limit filtering to maintain the integrity of the photos.

~What’s your favorite hobby?

My number 1 hobby (outside of blogging) is definitely shopping, and when I am not shopping-1073449__340shopping, I love relaxing on the beach or reading novels.  I also enjoy cooking comfort food, sipping on Cabernet, and watching The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.

~What’s your favorite makeup product?

This is tough.  If we are referring to which product I would hate to leave the house without wearing, it would have to be mascara.  I have eye allergies, which perpetuate the tired appearance of my eyes, so mascara is a must.  Check out my high and low favorites here.

~What do you use as your photo backdrop?

I like to use neutral backdrops:  a simple whiteboard, neutral tile, or a light-colored granite countertop.

~Which country would you love to travel to?

Italy is on my bucket list.  I am of Italian heritage, and I love my wine.  I would love to sightsee in Rome and then head to the Tuscan countryside.tuscany

~What’s the hardest part of your makeup routine?

The most tedious part would definitely be applying eyeshadow.  There are just so many
layers to the whole process (pun intended), and sometimes it’s cumbersome to blend the darker shades.  Here is my current favorite palette by tarte.  See how I use it in my 

5-minute makeup routine read more


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable. #stayCHIComfy

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