Hi babes! You know that I LOVE scoping out a good deal for all of you guys and sharing it here on the blog. It is one of my favorite parts about blogging. I love saving some dolla-dolla bills and getting you guys cute pieces at even cuter prices. So, I would be totally remiss if I did not give you guys the run-down on the mac daddy sale of all sales that starts today! I know that all of the blogging universe is totally abuzz about it right now, but I promise it is for good reason. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best sales of the year outside of the holiday time period. Legit-it is that good. The even better news is that early access to the sale starts TODAY…as in right now. The early access period is reserved for Nordstrom card holders and I highly recommend that if you are a card holder you get to shopping. The good news is, if you aren’t a card holder, you can apply here and you will be given instant access to the sale…no waiting for cards to come in the mail. I have gone through and picked out my top favorites from the sale. My one piece of advice is grab them early. These are all new arrival pieces and they go FAST. Nordstrom’s customer friendly return policy and free shipping and returns makes sending things back that don’t work and absolutely breeze. So let’s get on it!
Asos Maternity Dress / Size 6
Here is a list of everything you need to get started selling LuLaRoe in home and online!
A must if you are doing FB Live Parties! They also come in handy when you are photographing your inventory.
I use my lighting kit during FB Live Parties and when I am taking product pictures. You really want your customers to be able to see the correct colors of the clothing items.
Essential if you are doing FB live sales! I love this box of 500, inexpensive coat check tags.
I LOVE these durable clothing racks. You are going to want 3-5 racks. Because I only do live parties and I live in a small apartment in Los Angeles, I only have one rack and use several storage bins to hold my other inventory. I hang my maxi skirts and dresses on my one clothing rack because they take up the most space.
These hangers are by no means fancy, but they are sturdy, great quality, and get the job done. However, if you are planning to do in home pop-ups you might not like that the top of the hanger swivels (it makes hanging and rehanging hard). A lot of consultants like the velvet hangers. They look the nicest and are non-slip.
If you are planning to ship orders, do yourself a favor and order the Dymo Printer NOW! I have shipped with and without one and it will save you time, money, and look a 100 times more professional than writing out labels or even printing out labels from your regular printer (the ink smears terribly by the time it arrives to your customer). The Dymo is a thermal printer meaning it prints lightening fast, never requires ink, doesn’t smear, and looks clean and professional.
Be sure to have one or two backup label rolls always on hand- you don’t want to run out and have 50 orders that still need to go out! Also, you can find cheaper, generic label refills but I suggest getting the Dymo brand because if anything goes wrong with your Dymo Printer, they won’t honor the warranty if you have been using off brand labels.
I use Stamps.com and really enjoy it. It is about $15 a month and makes it so you never have to go to the post office. You also get a discount on all your shipping labels (about $0.50-$0.70 savings per package). Once you have signed up for their service you can have them ship you priority flat rate envelopes and boxes for free. You will want to ship all your items that are heavier than 16 ounces in these. Go to “supplies” (at the top)- “free USPS supplies”- “priority mail envelopes”- “priority flat rate padded envelope” “medium flat rate box” and “large flat rate box.” The other commonly used shipping service is Shipping Easy.
Before I send off people’s clothing, I wrap each piece individually in one of these bags. It makes them look professional and like they are receiving brand new merchandise from a retailer.
I use these to ship all my orders that are under 16 ounces. I like the 9×12 size because it can fit any item nicely in there.
At times LuLaRoe’s invoicing system, Audrey, won’t want to work for you during one of your at home pop-ups. It is important to have a backup way for people to purchase using a credit card. These Square Readers attach to your smart phone, are very simple to use, and are free (you pay a small processing fee for each order, so only use when you have to) .
Etsy has a ton of options for personalized business cards. I bought this simple template, sent the etsy shop owner my info, she emailed me the file, and then I had my business cards printed via Vista Print (I selected the medium range quality).
I am a casual girl through and through, so when I find a tee that I love, you know I have to share it with you. This outfit is absolutely perfect for chasing my busy boys through the park or treking around Disneyland. On a side note, can I tell you how freaking excited I am that our Disney passes are pack in season. If you watch my Insta-stories or Snapchat you saw that we spent a family day at the park last week and had the best time. It was all decorated for Halloween and just totally magical. I am going to miss these days when my boys are so completely in awe of everything there and totally believe that everything they are seeing is real. There is just something so sweet and comforting about their innocence. Luckily, we will soon have a little princess to share the magic of Disney with. I still have to pinch myself when I say that, because I can not believe we are going to be adding a little girl into the mix with these crazy boys!
Okay, off of my tangent and back to this cute shirt. I love the camo detail of the sleeve to give a plain striped tee a little bit of interest and something different. I love Flybird Apparels shirts, their signature style is the mismatched sleeves on their striped tees. They are so soft and comfortable, which for this pregnant mama is an absolute must. These shirts can dress up a your favorite pair of yoga pants for a run to Target or if you are really feeling motivated they look so cute with jeans and some simple accessories like my necklace and sunglasses (which PS are only $20!!!)
Happy Friday my friends! I am so excited for the weekend to be upon us. Josh has been working at an internship this summer and it has been really hard not having him around during the day. It definitely makes me and the boys super happy when Friday evening rolls around. Do you guys have any fun plans scheduled for this weekend. We are just in summer decompression mode. Freddie started back to preschool this week and Josh’s last year of law school is about to begin, so we are just going to spend time together as a family. If your weekend involves a little online shopping, then you have come to the right place. I have found some really fun things for this week’s Weekend Deal Report.
1.Madewell is offering 25% off select styles from now until the 22nd with code YESPLEASE. There are so many cute pieces for fall, that it was hard to pick just one to feature. I am loving this eyelet top. The navy blue color is so gorgeous, but it comes in cream too!
2. You guys! How gorgeous is this dress…and less than $100 too!
3. I know we are all thinking about fall, but this is an AWESOME time to stock-up on swimsuits for next season. ASOS has so many amazing ones left and a lot of them are less than 30! I love the color and the peplum detailing on this suit, which is only $28. The floral print on this one is so beautiful and it is $117 off!
4. How cute is this little backpack? It would be perfect to just throw a few diapers and some wipes in with your wallet, keys, and phone if you didn’t want to tote your entire diaper bag.
5. I don’t have a pair of Madewell jeans, but my girlfriend’s who have them absolutely rave about them being the best, most comfortable jeans ever. This pair is a great staple and with the sale they are less than $100.
6. Gap is offering their Gap Cash deal right now where you get $25 in Gap Cash for every $50 you spend. Eyelet is going to be a huge trend for late-summer/early fall and I am loving this top and this top. Great ways to capitalize on the trend without spending a fortune.