summer floral + giveaway

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 when i saw this dress on display at Lot 2029 i knew i had to try it on. floral is my favorite to wear in the summer and i especially love it on black backgrounds like this! i am not super tall {i’m 5’7″} but i really struggle to find dresses that are an appropriate length even when this dress is belted it hits just above the knee which is perfect! also you really can’t beat the price. only $23! what do you think? do you love this dress as much as i do?

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i’ve partnered with Lot 2029 and the rest of my girl gang on Instagram for an amazing giveaway! have you entered yet? you know you want the coffee scrub. i know i do! follow me on Instagram @thoseprettypieces and follow the directions for your chance to win. you have until Thursday the 27th to enter! good luck!

XO Lo

my nordstrom anniversary sale picks!

in case you haven’t heard, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access started today! you are able to shop the sale today through the 20th with a Nordstrom credit card. don’t worry if you don’t have a card the sale opens to the public on July 21st! i personally love the NSALE. it gives you a sneak peak into the trends for this fall and you get everything at a great price! these are my picks all under $50!

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lush ruffle bell sleeve top | ruffle sleeve tunic dress | bp pocket tee
tie front fleece pullover | soprano off the shoulder | draped utility jacket
bp cardigan | bp slides | tie sleeve sweatshirt

i try to at least buy 1 item from the sale. last year i bought my gray wool floppy hat {the one i am wearing in my main photo!} this year it is going to be a tough decision! i love all of these items! what item is your favorite? are you planning to shop the sale?

XO Lo

off the shoulder top with tassels

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everybody knows i have been loving the off the shoulder trend so it is no surprise that i picked up this top from Lot 2029! this has got to be one of my favorite purchases this summer. i mean it has tassels! there are still a few available at Lot 2029 in Bismarck. for size reference, the elastic was pretty tight so i sized up to a large so it would fit better on my shoulders! the way i styled it here would be perfect for date night but you could pair it with white or black shorts and sandals to make it more casual!

Lot 2029 is having a Final Clearance Sale on their website! most items are under $20 and they even have jewelry on sale for $1! things are going quick so make sure to visit their website! here are some of my favorite picks:

MN tee {also have a SD tee}| romper | coffee mug | onesie

XO Lo

 

inspiration point

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last week my family and i had the opportunity to attend family camp at Inspiration Point Christian Camp and Retreat Center. this camp is near and dear to my heart. i started attending youth summer camp there in 2001 and came back 9 more summers after that. that week in the summer was one i looked forward to all year. it was a week where i got to grow in my faith, meet new people, and have a lot of fun. Inspiration Point was a major component in my faith journey. every year i learned more and more about God and His love for me. i left camp wanting to tell all my friends about Jesus and the sacrifice he made so that we who believe could be forgiven and made clean.

one of my favorite parts during the week at camp is the Christ Hike. the Christ Hike is where you “Step back 2,000 years into the days when Jesus walked the earth. Experience what it may have been like to follow Him…literally. Spitzer Lake serves as the backdrop to this 12-setting performance depicting highlights from the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.” the camp staff does an amazing job putting this on and even after watching it dozens of times i still find parts that stick out to me like never before. the Christ Hike is open to the public and is a must see! {the next one is July 12th at 7:45!}

Inspiration Point has a lot to offer. they have amazing staff, great food, pontoon rides, paddle boards, a game room, crafts, and the list could go on. but their highest priority is that each and every person that attends camp has the opportunity to learn more about God. you memorize scripture and sing songs around a campfire. you get to listen to phenomenal speakers and you get to experience God without the distractions of every day life.

if you’re looking for a place to recharge and refocus your eyes on Christ I definitely recommend going to Inspiration Point. they offer camps for all ages and all year round! {youth summer camps, youth retreats, family camp, marriage weekend, women’s retreat, pathfinders} to see a full list of the camps they offer and find more about this amazing place visit their website at www.ipoint.org.

“i lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from? my help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2

XO Lo

onyx + pearl boutique

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A new boutique opened yesterday in downtown Fargo and i am so excited to give you a sneak peak! Onyx + Pearl is a sister store to Lot 2029 and mint + basil {a kitchen and home shop} and is equally amazing. I was told that this store was going to be more high end and sophisticated so i went into the store assuming the price tag would reflect that. however, i was pleasantly surprised to see the variety of items they had for under $50! this top caught my eye instantly! stripes + off the shoulder + ruffles. i think it was made for me! of all the boutiques i’ve come across, Onyx + Pearl definitely carries my style of clothing. i was also really impressed with their jewelry section. they had the most beautiful and dainty earrings and necklaces but also had fun statement pieces {do you see those tassel necklaces?!}!

trust me, you’re going to want to check this place out!

XO Lo

sunshine on a cloudy day

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earlier this week i announced that i am now part of the Lot 2029 Girl Gang! that means that i get to show you all the fancy things that i find at their store! i am so thrilled to be a brand ambassador for this great boutique. go check them out in bismarck, fargo, sioux falls and online at lot2029.com

we have had some cloudy, windy and stormy days so i thought i would share this colorful floral top that i picked up from Lot 2029 in Bismarck. this top is amazing! the fabric is light and airy and perfect for summer nights. I love that i can tie it in the front. it is definitely more than your average button up shirt! my sneakers are also a Lot 2029 find and are only $16! they are a steal of a deal and are a fun addition to any outfit.  I hope you like this look! can’t wait to continue sharing my Lot 2029 finds!

XO Lo

head to toe stitch fix + sweepstakes

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I am so excited to share this outfit because my top, shorts and sandals are all from Stitch Fix! I think this outfit is adorable. it is casual but still has some fun pieces to keep it interesting. my top is actually a bodysuit! i was really glad that my stylist sent me a bodysuit. it is something i had been wanting to try but hadn’t yet. surprisingly, i really liked it! It is so comfortable and no fuss. i know they seem kind of strange, but you should definitely try one! i paired it with these high waisted shorts that have the perfect amount of distressing. did you know Stitch Fix had shoes?! i loved the tassels on these sandals! this is such a great outfit for summer. what do you think?

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Stitch Fix is giving away $7000! one lucky winner will receive $2000 in Stitch Fix credit and 50 people will receive $100! how amazing is that?! Want to know how to enter? All you have to do is schedule a Fix to arrive before the 4th of July and you will be automatically entered. Click here to get schedule your Fix!

XO Lo

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