Today's Everyday Fashion: Look for Less

Inspiration: Who What Wear

Inspiration: Who What Wear

Mustard cardigan, floral  top, turquoise shorts

We had a blast in Alaska but it's great to be back! The cruise giveaway ended yesterday and I'll be notifying the winner in the next few days, plus sharing pics from our trip soon. In the meantime, I'm kicking things off with a look for less inspired by the always-adorable Reese. I've had this top for several years so I appreciated a new idea for wearing it again this summer!

Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similarsimilar)
Top: Old Navy, $14 (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: J.Crew, $30 (similarskirt)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson c/o, $59 (same)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Macy's, $130 (similarsimilar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 4 years ago. Top is 3 years ago. Purse and shorts are 2 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago.

Nordstrom's semi-annual sale

Dress  /  Dress  /  Dress  /  Dress  /  Coat
Dress  /  Dress  /  Dress  /  Necklace  /  Necklace  /  Watch
Top  /  Skirt  /  Skirt  /  Top  /  Shoes
Shoes  /  Shorts  /  Purse  /  Purse

Also, bargain alert: it's Nordstrom's semi-annual sale! I love Nordstrom but I also love getting a great deal, so this sale is perfect. More than 11,000 items are marked down 40% off or more. Some of these items are under $25 and everything pictured is under $175!

I was asked by ShopStyle to share the Nordstrom sale with you (super easy since I would tell you anyway!). All other opinions, shopping choices and editorial decisions are solely my own.

I'm On My Honeymoon.... Enter for a Chance to Win a Carnival Cruise

I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.

I’m away from the blog this week while my husband and I enjoy our honeymoon, a Carnival cruise in Alaska! (I’m so excited, I can’t wait to share pictures with you when we get back!!)

It just didn’t feel right being on a cruise and not including you guys, plus J’s Everyday Fashion turns 5 years old this week so I wanted to throw a birthday party while I’m away. I racked my brain for a celebration befitting the occasion, and asked Carnival for an amazing birthday gift – a cruise of your choosing, up to 7 days, for one lucky reader! (I wish you ALL could go!) 

You will have one year to cruise – select from any Carnival U.S. port, to any Carnival destination, any date, up to 7 days, for two people. SO. FUN. You’ll need to provide your own transportation to and from the cruise, as well as some gratuities and fees that come standard on any cruise (please see the Official Rules for details). Use the Rafflecopter box below to enter; you can enter once per day. A winner will be drawn at random on or about 5/27. 

GOOD LUCK! I’ll see you back here in one week for regularly scheduled fun fashion content!!

xoxo,
J. 

Pictures from our last Carnival cruise. Read the full posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4.

I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.
I just entered to win a 7-day cruise #giveaway from Carnival and J's Everyday Fashion! No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC,21+. Ends 5/27/15. Official Rules apply.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & DC, 21 or older. Ends 5/27/15. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for complete details.

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Today's Everyday Fashion: The Milly Dress

Milly "Pop Art" Dress - J's Everyday Fashion
Milly "Pop Art" Dress - J's Everyday Fashion
Milly "Pop Art" Dress - J's Everyday Fashion

I scored this $475 Milly dress for $156 from the Piperlime closeout sale. I bought it right after the beach wedding we attended (here). I talked about not being able to find a dress when you have an occasion, so when you find a good dress - snap it up! So that's exactly what I did. At $156 it was still a good chunk of my budget but I like investing in special occasion pieces that I really love and the quality is impeccable in person. I plan to wear it for weddings, TV appearances, events, etc. I wore it for a video shoot at my house recently (I'll share the video soon). This dress is still available at the links below, but not at the Piperlime price, so I gathered some more affordable options as well!

Dress: Milly dress/Piperlime, $156 (same, same, sameshorts, children)
Shoes: Limited, $25 (similarsimilar, similar, similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off Fifth, $51 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse is last year. Dress is new.