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Winter Boot Roundup

Anyone else celebrate Fall until October 31st, and move straight into Christmas? I love moving right into decorating, and this year the weather followed suit with cold Winter temps! I hate frigid weather, but I do love a good excuse to slip into a cozy Winter boot! These boots are my absolute fave of all time! I lived in them last Winter, they’re so comfy, yet cute! I’m loving this year’s new hues (here, here & here), as well! My go-to with my fave faux leather leggings this year are chunky hiking boots! I love a cozy wedge sneaker for a chic casual look also! Of course, I love rolling down this staple with a sherpa pullover, too!

Winter Boot Roundup

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve

My 5 Top Nordstrom Sale Must-Haves

The NSale is officially live for public access! Here are my top must-haves to scoop up before they are gone!

#1 LEOPARD | I will be incorporating leopard detail in booties, camis and cardis this Fall! The neutral print is so versatile, you can’t go wrong! This comfy cardi is sold out (not sure if it will be restocking), but I found a dupe here! I can’t wait to pair this silk cami with long dusters! (More options: here, here & here)

Skirt | Denim (another great buy!)

#2 GLO PRO | This has been one of my favorite beauty buys. I use the lip, eye, and body attachments, as well. It basically tricks your skin into thinking it needs repaired, so cellular growth is promoted, allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin to be much more effective! [ Sale Price $179 – Retail $260]

#3 OVERSIZED SWEATERS | I’m soaking in all the oversized coziness when crisp Fall air arrives. These pullovers pair perfectly with these boots, or these must have leggings and slip on flats! (Another great option)

#4 SNAKESKIN BOOTS | Another neutral print I’m loving this season. These boots are a fun alternative to a basic taupe or black, to spice up any outfit! [Sale Price $79.90 – Retail $119.95]

#5 RUNNING SHOES | I normally get a new pair of running shoes each Fall. This staple has a fun subtle dose of sparkle! They also come in White/Rose Gold combo. [Sale Price $63.90 – Retail $85]

If you’re looking to stock up on gift ideas, I recommend this throw, this blanket, or this diffuser! I’d love to know your favorite finds, as well!

My NSale Picks & Tips

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It’s finally here, and it did not disappoint! I rounded up my top picks from this year’s Anniversary sale, with staples to build a chic F/W wardrobe. As someone who thrives off of neutral hues, (& a closet full of them), I am loving snakeskin footwear this season!

TIPS:

  • Shop online & Pick Up in Store.. Items are selling out at an all time high this year. I ordered my items online, for in-store pick up
  • If an item you love does sell out, be sure to keep checking online in case returns are made.. I am dying for these booties!
  • Snag investment staples.. I focus on my everyday core pieces: boots, denim, sweaters, cami’s, activewear
  • Pair your pieces.. If you can’t create multiple outfits out of it, it’s probably not the best investment piece
  • School Shop.. Hudson begins preschool in August, I stocked up on shoes, boots and outerwear before they go to full price
  • Stock up.. Blink, and the holidays will be here! It’s the perfect time to stock up on beauty, accessories & home pieces

I’ll be styling pieces, as well as including my top picks for kids and home decor, stay tuned!

 

Where to Still Snag Cyber Monday Deals

Abercrombie: Up to 50% off select styles!

American Eagle: 50% all sweaters + 40% off everything else!

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sales styles + 40% off everything else!

Baublebar: 35% off everything! Code CYBER35

Express: 50% off everything + Free Shipping!

Gap: 50% off everything + extra 10% + Free Shipping! Code CYBER

J.Crew: 50% off everything + extra 60% off sale styles! Code CYBER

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off + Spend $250, get $50!

Old Navy: 50% off everything!

One Kings Lane: 30% off site wide!

Pottery Barn: 25% off + free shipping! Code CYBER

Revolve: Extra 20%! Code CYBER20

Shopbop: Additional 30% sale items! Code WOW18

Victoria’s Secret: 40% off all bras + select sales!

The Subtle Statement Selects 

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GloPRO – This is one of my favorite beauty purchases!

a Slouchy Sweater (50% off!)

Cozy flannels + Distressed Denim (Both 40% off!)

Quick & Easy Truffle Mac & Cheese (vegan + gf)


Since it’s comfort food season, I’ll occasionally throw in chili, tomato soup & grilled avocado & cheese sandwiches, or minestrone and paninis into our dinner mix. Mac and cheese is another easy staple to add as a side dish.

I’ve tried countless vegan mac & cheese recipes and they usually require a ridiculous amount of ingredients and never resemble the cheesy comfort dish. So I got basic and created my own, the same way I make it for my family, using only 4 ingredients and the result is amazing! This isn’t the type of measured recipe, but it’s super simple and can be made all in one pot! To add to the deliciousness, drizzle black truffle oil on once served!

  • Brown Rice Pasta
  • Daiya Cheddar Shreds
  • Earth Balance Butter
  • Original Unsweetened Cashew Milk
  • Pink Himalayan Salt, Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Truffle Oil (optional)

Boil the brown rice pasta until cooked. Strain, rinse in strainer and return to pot. Add 1-2 TBSP butter, and stir until melted. Add cheese by the handful as you are stirring, until melted and reached desired cheesy consistency. Add Cashew milk for creaminess, while stirring. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls and drizzle with truffle oil.

Enjoy!

J.Crew Sale Picks

J.Crew-Sale

Boots / Jacket / Shirt / Pumps / Rain Boots / Earrings / Blouse / Coat / Crossbody / Sunglasses / Boots / Socks / PJS / Slippers

I’ve rounded up my top picks at J.Crew for their current promotion, 30% your purchase of $150+ or 25% off your purchase of $100, in store or online, using code “GIVEMORE”. Take advantage of building your Winter wardrobe or gifting your faves, because ends Sunday, December 6th!

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup | TheSubtleStatement.com

The temps rapidly declined this weekend, and staying inside with a warm cup of homemade tomato soup sounded like the perfect Sunday. This recipe was the ideal fix, not only did it taste amazing, but I whipped it up in just 15 minutes.

Homemade Tomato Soup | TheSubtleStatement.comp

Homemade Tomato Soup | TheSubtleStatement.com

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A gluten-free, vegan grilled cheese was the perfect pairing. Stay warm 🙂

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fall Trends

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Last week I posted my top picks Fall staples from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I keep finding more and more great finds, these being top choices for Fall’s biggest trends.  Scoop them up quick, they hit full price on August 5!

Fine Wines: bomber | sunnies | pumps | dress | leggings

Camo: anorak | watch | flats | denim | shearling jacket 

Get the Blues: polish | sweater | dress | sunniesboots

Distressed: denim | denim | denim | denim

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

When it comes to building the ultimate versatile wardrobe, knowing when to splurge and when to save is key. But, when you’re able to save on quality wardrobe staples, you hit the jackpot. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is the ultimate event to building basics that will get you through the entire season. The rest?.. Is a piece of cake. The fashionable event happens once per year where select Fall and Winter items actually go on sale, (for a limited time) before they are full priced. That time to splurge?.. is now.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Brush Set | Manicure Set | Palette | Pink Lip Set | Vest | Trench | Coated Jeans | Skirt | Watch | Tote | Pouch | Sunnies | Scarf | Ankle Boots | Moto Boots | Over the Knee Boots Riding Boots

Scoop up the key items you’ll  sport all season (or even better, all year) long. Here’s the rundown on my favorite staple pieces from this year’s sale. Check out the website for an abundance of options, way too good to pass up!

Get a Winter Glow

Get a Winter Glow

Body Brush | Body Scrub | Moisturizing Body Wash | Body Oil & Baby Oil Gel | Subtle Self-Tanner

Winter weather doesn’t reap the best benefits for my skin, so switching up my skincare routine is essential. Keeping skin exfoliated, and well-hydrated is key to a polished Winter glow. Dry brushing with a body brush before showering has countless benefits, including increasing circulation and sloughing away dead skin cells. Using an exfoliating body scrub twice a week, as well as a hydrating body wash will eliminate dryness. Seal in the moisture by applying a body oil, and/or a baby oil gel on damp skin (I like using both.) To add a hint of subtle color, use a buildable self-tanning lotion. The Q-10 properties in this one give skin added moisture.