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    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    The minute I saw this midi melange knit dress, I had to have it. Actually, I was looking for it before I knew I needed it. This dress from last year was such a hit with you, my readers, my boyfriend, and basically everyone who saw me in it. So, I had to find this year’s equivalent (see the summer version here)!

    I styled this one a little more sporty chic, but I think if I tried I’d be able to style it chic for the office, too! But guys, this dress is beyond comfortable, I don’t know what this fabric is, but I want to live in it. Seriously guys, grab it, try it, you’ll never want to take it off! It is a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so grab it now before it sells out!

    This week is off to a good start!  I studied a lot on Monday for a work certification and realized there’s a reason I don’t want go back to school!  I’m going to need comfy outfits like this midi melange knit dress because I feel like I’m running around like a crazy person, I’m really not sure this is ever going to end! I had hoped once I stopped traveling so much it was going to get better, but I guess not. It’s ok, though, I usually like it this way.

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Midi Melange Knit Dress

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Fall has always been my favorite season, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has gotten me very excited for this Fall! I can’t wear all of these pieces yet, but I’m working them into my wardrobe as best I can! See my first round of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases in this post. Today I want to talk about something we can wear now, this tie sleeve sweatshirt!

    While it’s definitely way too hot to wear a tie sleeve sweatshirt outside, I definitely could use one in the A/C! This sweatshirt is terry cloth on the inside, so it isn’t too warm. Plus, bows on the sleeves? I’m always up for bows! This is the type of sweatshirt I would have worn to a bonfire on a summer night in Ohio. In Texas, you definitely don’t need the sweatshirt, but I still like having it for summer chills after being in the sun all day.

    This weekend was so fun! I went to a pool party and had the best time celebrating a friend’s birthday! Then on Sunday I had a much-needed girls day walking the trail with my old roommate. The pups really enjoyed the extra exercise and we were all exhausted from the heat! After that I ran to Nordstrom to pick up a few extra pieces I ordered online (luckily) before they sold out! What did you do this weekend? Did you grab any good pieces at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Tie Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist & Purchases

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist + Purchases

    Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just went live online, I obviously don’t have the pieces to shoot yet, so I’m sharing my wishlist and a reminder of the awesome pieces I picked up last year! BUT I’m stopping by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale after work and I can’t wait to shop and show you what I pick up! Keep up on my Insta-Story to see my dressing room try on in the afternoon. I know this sale is over published and over hyped, but bear with me for a moment so I can explain why I love it.

    Why I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    1. They make it SO easy. I go back and forth with shopping in-store and online, and when I can’t decide, I can buy online, and pick my pieces up in store (they’ll even bring it out to my car). A lifesaver when you want to avoid the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale madness. *Highly recommended plan of action.* PRO TIP: Grab two sizes and return later, things sell out quickly!
    2. The best clothes are fall clothes. I love fall clothes, and it’s absolutely devastating to me that I can’t wear them in the normal season here in Dallas. It’s just too hot, and summer lasts longer. That being said, working indoors with the AC blasting, seasons don’t matter. So, I’ll buy the clothes.
    3. All categories are on sale: jackets and boots. Similar to number 2, yes, but it is important to point out that these items don’t normally go on sale until spring. Meaning, if you want an update you have to pay full price, but not at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because they drop the prices immediately and increase them, or whatever is left, when the sale is over (August 6).
    4. Classic pieces. I’ll admit it, and I don’t think anyone is pretending, but Nordstrom isn’t the most trendy store out there. I go to Nordstrom for pieces that I can count on season after season, like booties, leather jackets, and this blouse that I want in every color.
    5. Exclusivity. It’s always fun when you are invited to a club or event, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom in general really, makes you feel like they appreciate your membership, and don’t just want your money. (They’ll get it anyways, because of reasons 1-3.)

    My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist:

    If you follow along Running in Heels regularly, you know I don’t do collages, or list posts, so don’t expect to see them here. Below I linked my favorites by category, and you can shop these favorites via my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tab! Which ones am I buying? I’ll find out later today, I’m going to check them out in person!

    P.S. Can we take a moment to see how far Running In Heels has come in the last year? You guys are the absolute best readers!

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    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    I’m the kind of person who relates events with outfits. So, when Kale and I planned our anniversary dinner at Five Sixty in Reunion Tower, I knew I needed a new date night dress! “I’m sure you have plenty of pretty dresses, babe.” -Kale. Why yes, dear, I do! However, in this case, I really wanted a special look, so naturally, I went to Nordstrom. I know I can always find a pretty date night dress, and there are so many options they always fit the occasion!

    There’s just something so sexy about a simple slip dress. I’m more of a simple style kind of gal anyways, so this dress was perfect. Although I’m pretty sure I would have bought it in black had the option been available, I’m really loving the red! It’s fun and sexy, and I couldn’t have chosen a better anniversary date night dress! (Kale thought it was great too!) I also chose simple accessories that made the dress the standout piece with this look.

    Anniversaries are a crazy thing. Speaking of anniversaries, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner. You can find all of the nitty gritty info and once the sale begins, my favorite pieces, here, and my #NSale Survival Guide here for actual shopping tips (like don’t go hungry or wear your cute pumps). Guys, all hands on deck here because the sale starts on Thursday! I’ll be staying up late so that I can get my favorite pieces before they sell out! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win a Nordstrom gift card to shop the sale with!

    Shop My Date Night Dress here!

    Date Night Beauty:

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

    Date Night Dress for Summer + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

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    Girly Summer Dresses to Wear Now

    In case you haven’t gotten the memo yet, summer is here. I can’t stand wearing too many pieces of clothing when it’s hot out, so layering is not an option, and dresses are my usual go to. Floral, ruffles, you name it, as long as the dress isn’t tight and it breathes, I love it! Girly summer dresses are perfect for a night out or brunch date!

    This weekend I did wear a girly summer dress (that dress to come!) to dinner with Kale to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! We went to Five-Sixty, the Wolfgang Puck restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower. (Dallasites, have you been there?) We had the best dinner and loved every second of the view! The floor rotates you around so you get a 360 degree view of the city while you dine.

    As you all know, I’m sure, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner. Pre-Sale starts this Thursday, and public access is July 21. Guys, this is the biggest sale of the season, so you’ll be hearing a lot about it, but I lined out everything you’ll need to know in this tab, here and this post, here #NSale Survuval Guide.

    Shop my girly summer dresses here!

    More girly summer dresses, some are even in my closet!

     

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    Happy Friday! I am thrilled it’s almost the weekend! Kale and I are heading to a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary tonight, and I can’t wait to tell you where we’re going and what I’m wearing! HINT: keep an eye on Insta-Stories! This pretty white flowy ruffle dress c/o Chicwish is not it, but it is so gorgeous and light, I’m sure I’ll wear it this weekend!

    You should know by now I have an obsession with pom poms and bows. Even though this dress doesn’t have pom poms, it does have awesome ties for straps! I also love the mass amounts of fabric here. The dress flows so well, especially when I spin, which I did a lot of for this shoot! I love a fun flowy ruffle dress that I can just have fun in! They make shooting so much more enjoyable (especially in the 90+ degree heat). Sometimes we forget why we’re doing this, we get stressed, instagram obsessed, or distracted by what others are doing, but when it’s fun, I always remember, this is for me! I love running this blog and this business!

    I’m voting to not have anymore holidays in the middle of the week anymore. This week was rough! It was so hard getting back to work this week, and I don’t feel like I was at the top of my game in any way. Cheers to the weekend and starting over Monday refreshed and ready to jump in!

    Shop my flowy ruffle dress and similar options here:

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    White Flowy Ruffle Dress

    Lace Up Denim Skirt

    Lace-up denim skirt

    It has been the come back year for the denim skirt and I could not be more excited about it! I love that denim minis are back in style! They are the one trend I am thrilled to jump on any time it’s back around. This lace-up denim skirt is a fun version combining a few trends.

    We had the best time celebrating the Fourth of July all weekend! Saturday we went on a boat for Luisa’s surprise party. Then on Saturday we went to one of Kale’s friend’s house’s for a cookout and a pool day. Unfortunately I had to work Monday, but luckily I got to leave a little bit early! That night we grabbed dinner and went bowling, and on the actual fourth of July we spent the morning at brunch for Luisa’s actual birthday, and then the rest of the day at the pool with friends. Finally at night we were pretty lazy but got to see some fireworks from my apartment at night. It was a crazy busy weekend but so much fun! I love getting to see all of our friends and celebrate together!

    I also love wearing cute outfits like this lace-up denim skirt! I paired this one with my favorite top that I’ve been wearing with everything lately. I mean, who can resist a fun white top that matches everything?Shop my lace-up denim skirt here with additoinal options that I love!

     

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    Lace-up denim skirt

    Lace-up denim skirt

    Lace-up denim skirt

    Lace-up denim skirt
    Lace-up denim skirt

    Lace-up denim skirt

    The Tourist’s Guide to New York City: Where to Wander in NYC

    Some of my favorite parts of our trip were the days we didn’t have a set plan. I like taking my time, wandering around, so I put together my list of whereto wander in NYC. This is still a post for tourists, but for those who don’t like tours or set schedules (but if you do, click here!). Our trip had a decent balance of both, but these days were the best!

    Where to Wander in NYC

    Brunch in Rockefeller Center/Top of the Rock

    My sister and I really wanted to see the inflatable art statue of the seated ballerina in Rockefeller Center by Jeffrey Koons. First we made a stop and went to the Top of the Rock. It was cloudy that day, but it was still a great view! Afterwards, we went to brunch at Rock Center Cafe, and even though it was raining, we had the perfect view of the sculpture!

    Where to Wander in NYC

    Where to Wander in NYC

    Where to Wander in NYC

    Where to Wander in NYC

    The Met- Commes Des Garcons Exhibit

    I was a huge Gossip Girl fan (still am, I have all of the DVDs!), so I love the thought of sitting on the Met steps and eating yogurt. I don’t even like yogurt, but tha’s not the point. I am actually not a museum person but I do love art museums, especially costume exhibits. When I saw that the Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garcons exhibit and the Irving Penn exhibit were there I knew I could spend all day there! Since it was raining we were looking for an indoor activity anyways, so I got to explore!

    Walk Down Fashion Ave

    We just happened upon this street accidentally, but it turned out to be a great part of our walk to Chelsea Pier!

    Where to Wander in NYC

    Walk Down Wall Street

    This was something really cool to see, especially so quiet on the weekend. The only recommendation I would have would be to get there really early if you want a photo with or of the Bull/Fearless Girl. We definitely did not do that and it was a mob scene.

    Where to Wander in NYC

    9/11 Memorial and Museum

    I don’t even know what to write about this one except that it was a really emotional experience. It was a really strange feeling actually remembering the event, whereas most museums seem so old and the history in them is before my time. The last time I was in NYC with my family, the tower wasn’t finished, so I’m really glad we went this time.

    Where to Wander in NYC

    Where to Wander in NYC

    This part of our trip was really great to wander around and explore these aspects of NYC that are must-visits for tourists. Definitely bring your walking shoes, and a rain coat because you’ll be outside a lot, especially now, knowing where to wander in NYC!

     

     

    Striped Two-Piece Sets + SALES

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    I have been obsessing over two-piece sets lately, so my obvious next step was to grab one! This one was sent my way from SheIn and I’m in love! These high-waisted shorts and tie-back top are so fun and comfy. They are really light weight and awesome for the Texas heat.

    I know I’m small, but I’m very conscious of my mid-section and don’t like showing it off. I love how crop tops look, but I need to wear them with high-waisted bottoms. It’s something about my belly button showing, like it’s inappropriate or something. Or maybe it’s my mom’s voice in my head… either way, I need my belly button covered, and most two-piece sets do the trick!

    This weekend we have really fun plans, but some are a surprise, so I can’t talk about them yet! All I can say is to tune into insta-stories to see what we’re up to! Then, on the 4th of July I celebrate a few things that are really special to me. First, it’s mine and Kale’s 2 year anniversary and second, it’s also my 3 year anniversary of the day I moved to Dallas. I’m looking forward to a fun weekend full of celebration and red white and blue!

     

    Shop the cutest two-piece sets here:

    4th of July Sales

    Ann Taylor 50% off everything 

    Banana Republic: 50% off Sale

    Chicwish: 10% off over $50

    Express: up to 50% off

    H&Mup to 70% off- CODE: EXTRA40

    Lucky Brandup to 60% Off

    LOFT: 50% off everything

    Nasty Gal: 50% Off Everything (excluding sale)

    Serena & Lily20% off site wide

    SHEIN: up to 60% off on trend styles

    Sole Societyup to 50% off

    Urban Outfitters: 30% off ALL sale items

     

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    striped two-piece set

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    striped two-piece set

    striped two-piece set

    striped two-piece set

    striped two-piece set

    The Tourist’s Guide to New York City: What To Do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    Last week, I met my family in NYC for a vacation. I have always loved and romanticized NYC, because it is such an amazing city. It’s fashionable, busy, there are always people around, and there is always something to do! We were running around and moving from place to place nonstop. Our days were packed full of tours, shows, and amazing food! This post will not be your New Yorker’s guide to NYC, it is a complete tourist guide of what to do in NYC!

    This is the first post in my NYC series (check out my Mexico series here). Be on the lookout for a few more, and let me know if there’s something else you’d like to see in these travel posts! This will very likely be the longest post, because it is my what to do post. Like I said, we were busy every second, so this post is packed full!

    What To Do in NYC- Tours

    Architecture Boat Tour Around Manhattan– I found this tour on my friend Chloe’s blog. This was the first tour we did and it was actually my favorite one that we went on! The tour was on a really cool 1920s style yacht, and it was a fairly small group. We recieved a complimentary drink with our ticket, which was great to sit down and sip champagne after a long trip of walking from Times Square to Chelsea Pier (and then back afterwards).

    What to do in NYC!

    What to do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    Greenwich Walking Tour– On our Greenwich walking tour we saw really cool, artsy places in Greenwich like the theater where Rocky Horrer Picture Show originated, Rachel and Monica’s apartment from Friends (or the window), and the Stonewall Inn, which is widely known for the Stonewall riots which helped jumpstart the modern fight for LGBT rights.

    What to do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    Yankee Stadium Tour– This was such a fun tour! While we aren’t Yankees fans, the stadium tour was really cool! We saw the museum and monumnet park displaying all of the retired numbers, and of course the field. We planned this for Father’s Day and my dad absolutely loved it!

    What to do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    What To Do in NYC

    What To Do in NYC- Shows

    Phantom of the Opera– A classic, and absolutely amazing! We went to this show our first day in NYC and it was a great start to our trip! We had seen it before when it traveled to Cleveland, but I could watch it over and over!

    ABT Swan Lake– This was my favorite. I used to be a ballet dancer for about 16 years growing up, and Swan Lake is a classic. We saw that Misty Copeland was going to be starring specific days, so my mom actually planned our trip around seeing her! I would see this ballet every weekend, it was absolutely amazing, and it is the top of my recommendation list whether you are a ballet fan or not!

    School of Rock– This was our last minute decision show. We didn’t have anything planned for our last day, but decided to lok around since we love seeing shows so much! The musical mimics the movie almost exaclty and the kids actually play their instruments on stage! It was such a great show, I highly recommend it!

    We also saw Kevin Spacey’s one man show, but it was only a 2 day event. It was a really different type of play, and I really enjoyed it! I had no idea what to expect, but it was very interesting.

    What to do in NYC

    What to do in NYC

    This guide is definitely for the people who like structure! Next week I’ll have the post for those of you who prefer to wander! Sign up for my email list to know when I post!