I’ve been pinning like crazy for decor recently, and I didn’t realize how cute all of the Urban Outfitters bathroom stuff is (this is not sponsored 😉 – just cute!). So I assembled a little dream bathroom and added the links to everything below.
Here is a list of picks I made for back to school items based on suggestions and my own searching online, and all these brands are sustainable in some way! So now you have no reason to buy a big ol’ box of ziplocks & plastic wrap for the school year. I find the easiest way to not use it is no even own it… I promise you’ll adjust.
This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.
Okay, so you may have seen the Nordstrom sale hype around social media already but I’m going to tell a couple of reasons why I actually really love this Anniversary Sale… They don’t just put old stock on sale, there are also lots of new arrivals. I went in store to shop on the first day of the sale so I was anticipating chaos but everyone working there was still so helpful! Also, everything can be returned! I always feel so much pressure when sales are final, I need to be able to try it on at home with my own accessories before fully committing. If you’re shopping online then free shipping and free returns (or curbside pickup, helloooo.)
I went mostly for activewear because I something that I don’t buy often since it usually more expensive but, realistically, out of all my clothes I probably wear my yoga pants the most often ;). I also came home with a couple other items that I’ll link for you.
First up, These yoga pants are also by Zella and they are nice and thick (my undie lines thank you, Zella). I like that they are a true highhhhh rise because I don’t like my belly button sticking out. And seriously such a good price! Here is a link to the crop pair that I was torn between.
Next, high neckline sports bras. I think the cut is super flattering. I usually look for sports bras where there is a tight bottom to the bra underneath the layer that you see, so the top layer is sitting on top and longer than the bra. The reason I love that is because then it still holds you tight without making squeezed skin line on the top of your tummy.
I also linked a Halogen Cardigan and Natori Bra I bought. I got the cardigan in light grey, it’s so soft! This Natori bra is the first “real bra” I’ve bought in a long time (I always wear bralettes!) I got it in nude and it’s been really comfy. The other sweater by Thread & Supply that I linked below is the softest thing you’ll ever feel, it would be perfect for running errands and going for walks in the fall (the pockets connect, so cozy). The sale lasts through August 4th and then the prices go back up! If you want to shop the sale early next year, make sure to sign up for a Nordstrom credit card and receive exclusive perks, like Early Access to the Anniversary Sale and more!
I have a thing for white teeth, I mean, most people probably do… but I’ve tried a lot of whitening options over the years. One of my friends did tell me about going to visit one of the Central Point dentist offices to get my teeth whitened. She said they really brightened her teeth and made her feel much more confident in herself. While we are talking about teeth, another friend of mine recently had some dental implants fitted by a Dentist in Greenbelt. She is so pleased with her new smile and her self-esteem has really been improved. There are other procedures you can get to improve your smile too. For example, an old colleague of mine who had always been insecure about her Square face recently had a jawline slimming treatment. It turns out, Botox and dermal fillers can now be used to soften your jawline, resulting in a more youthful and feminine appearance. As with any cosmetic procedure though, it is fundamental that you do your research first to find the right treatment for you. Since I naturally have more sensitive teeth and also try to be very intentional about what is in the products that our whole family uses, I was drawn to this Tom’s of Maine Activated Charcoal Toothpaste. It’s the gentlest charcoal toothpaste against other natural brands and it removes surface stains and gently whitens daily. There are so many reasons when this brand aligns well with my values and why it was an obvious choice to join the Tom’s of Maine goodness circle.
I’ve tried whitening with loose activated charcoal over the past couple years, and it does work, but I was never motivated to do it because it always made a mess. Enter, charcoal toothpaste, and not just any toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine is such a wonderful brand! Here are a few of the things that really make them stand out.
- It’s all natural, you can get with or without fluoride
- it is super gentle, specially crafted for everyday use to be safe and gentle on your enamel, based on RDA testing
- Helps protect against cavities
- No artificial flavours, colors, or preservatives
- Not tested on animals
Lastly, 10% of Tom’s of Maine profits go back to supporting people and the planet, love that.
Disclosure: Products and compensation were provided to me by Tom’s of Maine, but my opinions are my own.