Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: Best of Work Wear


I know, I know, everyone and their dog is writing about the Nordstrom half-yearly sale. Today though, I am bringing you a unique post on the sale - focusing exclusively on the best 9-to-5 / work wear items. The Nordstrom half-yearly sale has over 20,000 items on sale, so of course you don't have the time to scroll through everything! I've got you covered as I have searched the entire sale and rounded up the best office chic, corporate style, total girl boss items. :) 

Dresses: 
There are a number of great dresses on sale - from Eliza J to Adrianna Papell. Springs best work wear trends - from stripes, to pleats, to key-hole necklines can be found on these great on-sale dresses. My personal favorite has to be the Eliza J key hole neckline dress for under $90!!



Tops:
I was pleasantly surprised to see brands like Theory & Ted Baker have blazers & shirts included in the sale. You will never go wrong with a Theory or Ted Baker blazer - they are impeccably made to last, and so well worth their price tag. So; when they are 30-40% off? They become must-haves!!



Bottoms:
Halogen is my go-to affordable work wear brand. Their suits are always affordable, but still look well made. The classic Halogen pencil skirt is part of the sale, making it under $40! There are also a number of items in spring's biggest trends- from wide leg cropped pants, to printed skirts! 



Shoes:
What can I say... I am a shoe addict! Especially when it comes to high heels for work - I am always on the hunt for trendy, but still comfortable pumps. There are so many great ones that are part of the Nordstrom sale! I linked up my absolute favorites below.



Handbags:
One of this season's "it-bags" has been the Rebecca Minkoff "Always on Regan" Tote (it's also my personal favorite Rebecca Minkoff bag). As part of the Nordstrom Sale it is now 40% off!! There are also a number of other great designer bags - big enough to hold everything you could need for your work day!

Wednesday Wants: Parisian Spring Style



Parisian inspired looks never seem to go out of style. Especially for spring; black white and pops of red are a perfect combination for your 9-to-5 style. Stripes and ruffles are parisian chic as well, and are perfect for a weekend outfit. 

The Work Look: 
I really like this pencil skirt because of the added detailing of the gold exposed zippers. Paired with a classic white blouse with a black bow tie back and red bow shoes and you've got a beautiful wear to work outfit! If you aren't a fan of red, these heels also come in 5 other colors! ... I may or may not want at least 3 of them haha. 

The Weekend Look:

This t-shirt is an absolute must-have! It's a stand out piece, but still classic enough to go with so many items in your wardrobe - from jeans, to white shorts, to these bow tie waist 'dressy' shorts. The shirt, I should add, is also great because it is SO affordable! To go with this navy and white Parisian look, I paired simple nude heels that would be a great staple in your spring / summer wardrobe. I also want these simple white and gold earrings!

Which of these Parisian inspired items is your favorite?!

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5 Beauty Products to Update Your Look for Spring



It has been ages since I did a beauty post, and with spring in full swing I figured now was the perfect time to do a beauty post on makeup that you can use to update or 'freshen up' your look. I've rounded up five of the best new products in the makeup world; products that are must-haves this spring!

We all know that makeup for your 9-to-5 can't be too over the top. What I love about these fresh spring products is that all 5 items of makeup are subtle enough for the office - but are still trendy and fresh for spring. So let's get to it: 


I am a foundation addict. I use Estee Lauder double wear religiously, but have never found the perfect powder to go on top of it. I have combination skin (yay for still getting acne in my thirties :S). My skin gets shiny easily but is also very dry with constantly flaky skin on my nose. This is the FIRST powder I have ever found that masks/prevents shine while not making my dry patches look drier. I am officially obsessed and cannot recommend this enough. This is a perfect product to give your skin a fresh, healthy look for spring! For reference, I am wearing the shade "nude".


  This is actually my second shade of the Style Addict Highlighter by Teeez. Highlighters have become a makeup must have this past year, and this is only going to become a bigger trend as we move towards spring and summer and away from the heavier look of contouring. The color, called "Berlin Sunrise" is a great shade for spring as it gives a subtle, cool-undertoned glow. I like that it can be dabbed on in small amounts for a work day subtle glow, or can be layered for a brighter look on the weekend.


I have never been that into blush, but this palette has definitely changed that. I love the marbled coloring of each blush as it avoids the "fake" rosy look that I worry about getting when I apply blush. I also like the number of choices because it allows you to mix and create the perfect shade for your skin that day. Remember, your skin reacts to it's environment as well as your hormones so colors that look good one day may not be the best the next.


What I like about this brow product is that it is a dual mascara wand application and pencil like liner. I currently use the Anastasia brow powder duo, and while I LOVE it, it is definitely a heavier look. I think this pixi brow duo will become my go to for spring and summer as the wand end provides just a slight hint of coloring, while the pencil end allows you to make some precision strokes to fill in your brow. This results in a softer brow which looks more natural and carefree for spring and summer.



This mascara is an amazing, amazing product. I have really long lashes ( thanks to the lash boost serum I sell/use by Rodan & Fields) but I need mascara because my eyelashes go blonde at the end. My biggest pet peeve about mascaras is how many of them are clumpy! The amount of mascaras I have tried that make me look like I have a grand total of 4 eyelashes is mind blowing. This bulletproof mascara is not as lengthening as my go to mascara, but as that is less of a concern for me now, I am in love with this because it is clump free!! The mascara goes on so, so smoothly and leaves your lashes looking full - SCORE! What a great way to update your look for spring - fuller looking eyelashes!

And there you have it! I love the results of using these 5 products in my spring makeup routine. Try adding them to yours to give you a fresh, updated spring look!

Ps. The lipstick I am wearing here is another product I am currently loving; it's Teez Lip Duo in Rosebud Shine. I will link it up below in case anyone is interested.


Please note: some of these products were provided to me for review by Teeez & Pixi. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Updating Your Work Wear for Spring







It's easy to get in a style rut when it comes to work wear. Unlike your casual clothes, work day items tend to be more conservative and classic and, therefore, can feel boring. This does not have to be the case though! Two easy ways to update your 9-to-5 style this spring and summer are with scarves and lace. 
More specifically; scarves have been on trend this year and - luckily for us working women - they are easy to incorporate into business casual / office style. One way to wear spring / summer scarves to work is by wearing your scarf loosely down the sides of a blazer as I did here. It's such an easy way to transform the look of a classic work day outfit! This is one of my favorite outfit 'updates'. If you missed it, check out last week's post for another way you can style a scarf for your 9 to 5. 
Another way to update your office style this spring is by incorporating lace. Lace is everywhere this spring and there are more and more options coming out that are work day appropriate. This lace hem skirt is my absolute favorite new piece of work wear. I love the slightly longer lace hem, and the fit is so comfortable! I definitely recommend this skirt.
Today is a short work day for me - I am only working until lunch as I am headed out this afternoon for a long weekend vacation! Follow along on instagram or twitter for updates on where I am headed and some of my trip behind-the-scenes!

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Wednesday Wants

 



Finally getting to wear white is my favorite part of spring/summer style! I love how polished and crisp white pants or skirts look for work - and how laid back and beachy white dresses and rompers look on the weekend. 

The Work Look:
This week I have my eye on these gorgeous wide leg white pants. Paired with a crisp striped button down and you've got a breezy but chic office outfit! You may have noticed lately my love of shoes that lace up or have straps - and that obsession is still going strong haha. I love the design of these navy pumps!

  
The Weekend Look:
 
I own 3 white rompers and I still want this one, haha. That my friends is how versatile and perfect white rompers are. They. go. with. everything. The long sleeves on this one provide a nice balance to the shorts / crochet exposure.


Which of these items is your favorite?! Tell me you are swooning over them as much as I am?!

In other news: I am guest posting today over on Lizzie in Lace! Be sure to head over there to check out my post on adding color into your work wear (and give Lizzie some love on her social media/blog - she is the sweetest and the best feminine/princess style!) 

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Floral Print & Forest Green







Spring work wear just makes me happy. I love that spring colors and patterns (thank goodness for floral) are so easily made office appropriate. You can rock 9-to-5 style all spring, so easily!

I wore this skirt on the blog earlier this spring (see the post here if you missed it) but I couldn't help but style it again as it is such a forest green a line skirt, is just such great item for work this spring. This time, I decided to style it with a floral bow neck sleeveless blouse. I love the combination of peachy/pink with the forest green. If you're worried about wearing a sleeveless top at your work, this outfit can easily be worn with a navy blazer or cardigan on top. Navy is a perfect compliment to peach and forest green.

I am off work today and tomorrow because I am back in Ontario visiting friends and family. It is a whirlwind 3 day trip, but I am beyond happy to get to catch up with everyone. Today is my grandpa's 90th birthday so we are having a family celebration! Also, I have very exciting news *cough* puppy related *cough* - so be sure to follow me on instagram (check out my stories) for that!

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8 Books Every Girl Boss Should Read



Being a young professional woman is not easy. If you've been reading LegalLee Blonde for a while, you likely know that in addition to fashion I am extremely passionate about seeing young women succeed in their chosen professions. As a young lawyer in a very male dominated field of law, I am all too aware of the many challenges associated with building your career as a young woman. So, today I wanted to share a non-fashion related post that I hope all you #girlbosses out there will enjoy. Below are 8 books that I think every young woman aspiring to have a career should read. These are books that will encourage you, make you laugh, and teach you. Each and every book addresses a different topic or brings a unique perspective that all young women should learn about. Happy reading!


8 Must Read Books for Every Professional Woman:

1. Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg 


 2. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps - Kelly Williams Brown
 
- multiple authors 




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Wednesday Wants



Spring style might be my favorite -especially when it comes to office / wear to work style. A touch of floral print just brightens up any office look! For both of this week's spring outfit ideas, I focused on floral print and spring materials like chambray/denim. We are finally getting nice weather here in Vancouver so I am finally getting excited about spring and summer outfits. 

The Work Outfit:

Chambray is a great material for work when you want to create a more casual look - without going full casual into denim. This chambray pencil skirt would be the perfect addition to your spring/summer wear-to-work closet! I am also so in love with the detailing on the sleeves of this button down short sleeved shirt. Anytime you can add a little touch of trend to a classic piece; I am ALL for it! 

The Weekend Outfit:

 The dropped waist cut is a cute, relaxed fit that is perfect for spring / summer. This dress is officially on my "must-buy" list! My go to in spring/summer is to pair my summery dresses with a denim jacket. The lighter shade of this one is a perfect compliment to the dress. Last thing I just have to talk about is the necklace. Lariat necklaces are one of the biggest trends of the season and this floral gemstone one is on crazy sale. It's under $8!! I would get this asap before it sells out! 

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