Pumpkin Spice Everything!


Sorry for my prolonged absence from the blog, but I’ve had a ridiculous amount of stuff going on in my life the past few months.  I hope to have some more time in the near future to blog, but most likely I won’t be back to regular blogging until November.  I appreciate each and everyone of you that has been checking in over the past couple months to see any updates!  I promise, more to come on what’s been going on in the future! (Some BIG things)

In the meantime, it’s pumpkin spice season and I can’t let it pass without blogging about it!  I broke out my Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice tshirt last week while enjoying my fifth pumpkin spice Starbucks of the season and realized when someone asked me where I got it, that the company who made mine went out of business.  🙁

I decided to check out Etsy to see if anyone else sold a similar one and found an amazing amount of PS inspired stuff.  There are tons of tees, but I also found a lot of other stuff.  I thought I would put together a quick round up of my faves for everyone.

Basic AF Mug

How hilariously appropriate is this mug?  I absolutely need this one!  I might be basic, but I don’t care cause pumpkin spice is freaking delicious!!


Pumpkin Spice Socks
These socks crack me up!  I definitely need these for around the house.  Perfect thing to pair with a Starbucks gift card.

Pumpkin Spice Girl Tote

How cute is this tote for Fall?  Easy to tuck into a care package for your fave college student to use around campus.

Pumpkin Spice Tee

If you are like me and can’t say no to a PS, this is the shirt for you!


Pumpkin Spice Card

The perfect card to include with any gift this Fall!  And the shop (LilyandVal) is based in Pittsburgh, my hometown!  Even better!

Want to see the rest of my picks?  Check out my Pumpkin Spice Pinterest board here!

Thanks again for checking out the blog and I promise lots more to come soon!!





Fall Purchases 2016

I need new clothes like I need a hole in  my head, so I tried to be reasonable when adding some new fall additions to my closet.  I thought you might like to see some of my purchases and hear about something I am still on the hunt for.

My Fall Purchases


Plaid Camp Shirt

I bought this maroon and black plaid camp shirt at Torrid.  It’s extra long which I love.  I also love that it’s not your standard red and black plaid.  I’ve worn it a couple times and it’s really comfy.

My Fall Purchases

I also bought this AMAZING olive green military inspired jacket at Torrid.  I had to go to two different stores to find it, but it was well worth it.  I will admit, I did feel a bit Janet Jackson circa Rhythm Nation, the first time I wore it, but I got over that!  I seriously want to wear it everyday!  Apparently, I am not the only one, because it is currently sold out online.  You may luck out and find one in store.  Definitely worth checking out.

My Fall Purchases

Bow Blouse

I fell in love with this Ruffle Bow Blouse from Eloquii.  It comes in a deep red and a yellow also.  It’s hard to read it in the photo, but the detail on the blouse is awesome.  It’s super girly, yet in black it’s a real statement piece.  You can wear it with jeans or a suit.  Highly recommend this item!

P.S. For those of you who haven’t ordered from Eloquii yet, I always order a size up.  They charge a restocking fee, so I would always rather err on the side of too big rather than too small.

My Fall Purchases

Metallic Patch Jeans

Again, the photo doesn’t do these jeans justice.  They are boyfriend jeans with distressed patches and the patches are lined with metallic gold fabric!  Can you tell I am excited about these?!?!  I bought them on the loose side because they are boyfriend style.  I cannot wait to wear these!

My Fall Purchases

Those of you who follow me on Instagram, have already seen this beauty.  I bought this Plaid Bag at the Kate Spade Outlet in Florida.  I can’t find it online, but you can call an outlet and if they have it in stock they will ship it to you.  I may or may not have bought the matching scarf too!

I’m still on the hunt for the perfect booties, but haven’t found the right price point, style and fit yet.  I know Nordstrom will have what I want, but at a price I probably don’t want to spend!

What did you add to your closet this Fall?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016

Before Pittsburgh got their own Nordstrom, I wasn’t very aware of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Now that we do have one, I am super stoked to be counting down the days until the 2016 sale!  If you shopped it before, I know you are counting the days too and if you haven’t, you need to check it out pronto!  It’s like Christmas in July for sure!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a once a year sale where they take Fall merchandise and temporarily mark it down, allowing you to buy your Fall must have’s ahead of time.  Once the sale is over, the prices go back to normal.  Nordstrom selects items they feel are either a staple or a trendy item for Fall.  It’s a great way to get started on school shopping for yourself or your kids and it’s a great time to buy a winter coat, purse, etc.  Or if you are one of those people who start Christmas shopping super early, this is the sale for you.  Stock on each item is limited, so you want to act fast when you see something you want.

If you are a Nordstrom card holder, there is a presale starting July 14th.  If you aren’t a card holder, the sale opens up to the public on July 22nd.  August 7th is the last day to get the sale prices and on August 8th, the prices go back to normal.  No joke, they really do.  This isn’t like a Macy’s one day sale that happens every weekend.

Another tip, if you have a Nordstrom card triple points day you have been saving, arrange to use it on the day you are shopping the sale!

Don’t have a Nordstrom near you?  Nordstrom always offers free shipping.  I tend to purchase a lot online, knowing I can take it back in store or send it back if it doesn’t work.  The only thing I have to go into the store for is shoes. I don’t have the kind of feet that are universally the same size in every brand, so I like to try them out before buying.

What are the best deals?  These are just my opinion based on checking out the sale the last couple years.

Boots-Every kind of boot from booties to over the knee are on sale.  The best boot selection ever at Nordstrom!

Coats-I mentioned before it’s the best time to buy a coat for you or your kids!

Jeans-Plenty of designer jeans on sale

Makeup-Many brands do special items and special gift with purchase deals for the sale.  These I may go in person to check out!

Watches-Plenty of designer watches marked down.

Purses-My kryptonite!  The absolute best prices on purses you are going to want for Fall.  All kinds of designers from my beloved Rebecca Minkoff to Kate Spade and more.

Here’s some of my shoe picks from last year’s Anniversary Sale.  I’m sure they will have similar offerings this year.

Are you excited about the Anniversary Sale? I’d love to hear what you are looking for this year in the comments!






Friday Finds

I’m back with some Friday Finds for you.  I have a couple Thanksgiving themed ideas for you because it’s almost that time and of course some randomness!

Friday Finds

Turkey Nail Tutorial

This Turkey Nail Tutorial by Adventures in Acetone looks super simple, but don’t all those Pinterest nail tutorials look easy until you try them? Heh!  The only thing I don’t have is the orange nail polish, but I could probably substitute something for it.  For some more Thanksgiving nail inspiration, check out my Pinterest Thanksgiving Nails board here.

Friday Finds

Thanksgiving Photo Props

These free Thanksgiving photo props are available The Dating Divas and are so cute!  I think you have to make these mandatory at your dinner.

Friday Finds via www.saltyblonde.com

Queso is my spirit animal and I am always in search of the very best version.  When I can’t get to a Mexican restaurant, this Queso Blanco Dip in Medium from Tostitos is the best store bought version I have found.  Try it and hate me later.

Friday Finds

This Girl Loves Christmas Tee

I just got this shirt from Etsy seller Foultshirts and I could not be more excited to wear it!! At $12 it was super affordable and it is a high quality tshirt.  I’ve bought shirts from them before and they always ship quickly.  Any of their shirts would make a great Christmas gift!

Friday Finds via www.saltyblonde.com

Kate Spade Inspired Teen Bedroom

You must go check out this Kate Spade Inspired Teen Bedroom.  It has so many amazing details. I don’t know if I love the store awning window treatments or the dressing room doors on the closet more.  There’s even a bathroom makeover included.  You won’t be sorry!

Friday Finds

Friday Finds from SaltyBlonde.com

It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a Friday Finds post and I have some great stuff to share!  For those of you who are new to the blog, Friday Finds are the things that have caught my eye over the past week via the internet.  I try to post them once a week, mainly to justify my Pinterest obsession!  If you want to see how bad that obsession is, check out my boards here!

Crown of Leaves


Photographer Lori Frederick has a super easy tutorial to make this fantastic crown of leaves.  Use it for dress up or a styled photo shoot.  I can imagine it being used in so many cute ways! Click the link under the photo for full tutorial.

Pumpkin Pie in a Glass


This Pumpkin Pie in a Glass shot from Kitchen Meets Girl is yum!  Made with Kahlua and who doesn’t love pumpkin?

Five Little Pumpkins


Did you leave your Halloween treats until the last minute?  Never fear, Balancing Home has a printable on their site for this Five Little Pumpkins treat bag topper.  Freaking adorable!  No one will know you waited til last minute!!

Bow Bag


How beautiful is this leather Bow Bag by Etsy seller Stacy Leigh? This may need to go on my Christmas wish list!

Eloquii Capelet Jacket


I’ve been stalking my mailbox waiting for this black capelet jacket to arrive and it finally did!  It’s even better in person.  Well made and fits beautifully!  I got mine from Eloquii, for 50% off.  They frequently have great pop up sales and I try to always post them on the blog Facebook page.  If you aren’t following me on FB yet, like my page here, so you don’t miss out.

What are you obsessed with this week? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


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Best Fall Red Nail Polishes

Best Fall Red Polishes

One great thing about fall is the reappearance of all the great vampy makeup colors.  I love a great fall red nail polish and I’ve amassed quite a collection.  I admit some of them look a bit similar, but as any polish addict knows, they are completely different!

I weeded through my collection to find the best fall red nail polishes and here are my picks!

OPI Nail Lacquer, Malaga Wine, 0.5-Fluid Ounce

OPI Malaga Wine-I currently have this color on my toes and I love it just as much as I did the last time I wore it.  Its a rich red wine color and has a very fall vibe.

Zoya Nail Polish .5 fl oz, Rekah

Zoya Rekha-A rich dark red that I love.  Pretty on fingers, I haven’t tried it on toes yet, so can’t attest to it, but I am sure it’s beautiful.

Opi Nail Lacquer, All I Want for Christmas

OPI All I Want for Christmas (is OPI)- You don’t have to save this one for Christmas, it’s beautiful!

OPI Nail Lacquer, Chick Flick Cherry – NL H02, 0.5 Fluid Ounce

OPI Chick Flick Cherry– Another beautiful deep red.

What do you think is the best fall red nail polish?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!