Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Part Two: My Favorite Outfits!

Okay here we go with Part Two of my favorite outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Let me just preface this by saying this sale has been INSANE and pieces are selling out faster than ever! If you see something in your size and you love it- buy it because it could be gone in 5 minutes. I also want to apologize if any of these items are sold out by the time you are reading this. I am always checking for restocks of the popular items and will of course let you know if I see anything pop back up!

Now onto the outfits…

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Adidas Muscle Tank
Sale Price: $21
After Sale: $30
I am really into the logo tops these days and loved the muscle tank style of this one! It is quite oversized so I would recommend sizing down.
Make + Model Joggers
Sale Price: $29
After Sale: $45
These joggers are amazing!! I already own them in two other styles but knew I needed to have these. They are the softest things ever and a definite MUST HAVE item from the sale. I am wearing an xs- they run TTS.
Adidas Sneakers
Sale Price: $74
After Sale: $99
I had my eyes on these sneakers before the sale even started. I saw them in the catalog and was like YES- these will be mine! They are super comfortable, lightweight and true to size.

nordstrom anniversary sale

Madewell Utility Jacket
Sale Price: $78
After Sale: $118
I have been saying this for years- a classic utility jacket is a MUST. This one is absolute perfection and I love that you can cinch the waist to make it even more flattering. I am wearing an XS and would say it runs TTS.

Wit + Wisdom Jeans
Sale Price: $44
After Sale: $68
If you have been watching my IG stories, you already know that I am swearing by this brand of jeans! The Ab-solution style is SO comfortable and flattering with the elastic waist detail. These are a great pair because they have no rips and are a nice dark wash so they look good with everything. I am a 25 and got these in a 0 so I would say they run TTS.

Tory Burch Boots
Sale Price: $299
After Sale: $495
These are part of the sale every year, and every year they sell out FAST! Mine are from last year but if I didn’t already have them I would definitely be getting this years version. I love the color brown and the strap buckle. I took my regular size in these so I would say they run TTS unless you want to wear big heavy socks, I would recommend going up half a size!

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

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Caslon Tie Sweatshirt
Sale Price: $29
After Sale: $49
I have been loving this tie trend on tops so I wanted to pick up another. This one is great for a casual day of sneakers and ripped jeans but would also look cute with skinny jeans and riding boots. I am wearing an XXS- size down one size if you are unsure.
Wit + Wisdom Jeans
Sale Price: $44
After Sale: $68
These are my favorite jeans of the entire sale. I have said it a bunch on my IG stories but they really are the most flattering and if you are only going to get one pair of jeans during the Nordstrom sale, I would make it these. The elastic waist band is very comfortable and forgiving as well. I am wearing a 0- runs TTS, I usually wear a 25.
Hinge Booties
Sale Price: $79
After Sale: $119
These booties are all around perfect. I love the color and the style. The heel height is definitely comfortable enough to wear all day with no problems. To me, these are a definitely MUST purchase item. They run TTS.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!


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BP Sweater

Sale Price: $24
After Sale: $39
This is just a super easy, super affordable soft sweater. I was initially drawn to the color and then when I felt it I was sold. It’s so soft and can easily be dressed up or down. It comes in tons of colors too. I am wearing an XXS here- it is a bit oversized in my opinion so if you’re in between sizes, I would size down.

Embellished Grey Tote
Sale Price: $78
After Sale: $119
I love a good tote bag, especially when it has a little something extra. I was drawn to the perforated detail and the color- of course. It also comes with a detachable clutch which is nice!

Hudson Jeans
Sale Price: $129
After Sale: $198
I absolutely love these jeans. The fit is SO flattering and they are incredibly soft. I also love the hem line, I didn’t have any like this. Sizing wise- I sized up to a 26 which I find I tend to do with this brand.
Rebecca Minkoff Booties
Sale Price: $99
After Sale: $149
These booties were a total surprise to me. I just stumbled upon them and thought the color would be fun. I actually LOVE them so much and I think they are my favorite of all the booties I purchased. They run TTS and are VERY comfortable as well.

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BP Cardigan
Sale Price: $31
After Sale: $49
These cardigans are super popular year after year. This year I decided to stock up and get it in 3 colors! I am wearing an XXS- they do run a bit big in my opinion.
BP Stripe Top
Sale Price: $18
After Sale: $29
This is another item I chose to stock up on. It comes in 5 different colors- some solid and some stripes. They are simple but so necessary in your wardrobe. They also look good and pair perfectly under cardigans! I am wearing an XXS.
Tory Burch Tote
Sale Price: $349
After Sale: $528
My Tory Burch tote is not from this year but it just goes to show you that a black Tory Burch tote is pretty timeless. I love this years version with the chain and leather strap and the clean look of it. I would definitely pick one up if I didn’t already have this one!

AG Jeans
Sale Price: $149
After Sale: $225
Oh these jeans! They are just insanely flattering. I love the raw hem. I have been a fan of these jeans for years. I love them because they don’t stretch out and get baggy as the day goes on. I wash and dry them too and have had no issues with them!

Hinge Booties
Sale Price: $79
After Sale: $119
These booties are all around perfect. I love the color and the style. The heel height is definitely comfortable enough to wear all day with no problems. To me, these are a definitely MUST purchase item. They run TTS.

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Free People Sweater
Sale Price: $64
After Sale: $98
This sweater is going to be really warm in the fall. It is heavier than the other sweaters and has a thicker knit. This color is called rose. It is semi oversized, the sleeves are overly long- but not in a bad way- so it looks good folded up a little.
Wit + Wisdom Jeans
Sale Price: $44
After Sale: $68
These are my favorite jeans of the entire sale. I have said it a bunch on my IG stories but they really are the most flattering and if you are only going to get one pair of jeans during the Nordstrom sale, I would make it these. The elastic waist band is very comfortable and forgiving as well. I am wearing a 0- runs TTS, I usually wear a 25.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

Vince Camuto Booties
Sale Price: $99
After Sale: $149
These are a similar style to a pair I got last year during the sale that I wore ALL the time! I love the stitching detail on these and how also their low profile. They’re also really comfortable and run TTS.

 

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Socialite Thermal Top
Sale Price: $24
After Sale: $38
This top is SO soft and cozy! I have been wearing it a ton- not just during the day but at night too with pajama pants. I am considering also getting the oatmeal color. Runs TTS- wearing an XS.
Wit + Wisdom Jeans
Sale Price: $44
After Sale: $68
These are my favorite jeans of the entire sale. I have said it a bunch on my IG stories but they really are the most flattering and if you are only going to get one pair of jeans during the Nordstrom sale, I would make it these. The elastic waist band is very comfortable and forgiving as well. I am wearing a 0- runs TTS, I usually wear a 25.

Vince Camuto OTK Boots
Sale Price: $159
After Sale: $239
I always buy at least one pair of OTK boots during the sale. This year, these were the only ones I bought. I love the woven detail along the edge and the color. It comes in 4 total colors. Sizing- I went up half a size in these in case I wear heavier socks.
Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

 

Now onto a few pairs of shoes…

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1.State Cutout Booties
Sale Price: $89
After Sale: $139
These are definitely the most unique booties of all the ones I purchased. The side cut outs are really fun, interesting and VERY flattering. They run TTS and come in 6 total colors- I have my eye on the blush next!

nordstrom anniversary sale
BP Perforated Bootie
Sale Price: $69
After Sale: $99
These were the first booties to go into my cart when I was shopping the Pre Sale online. I just love the classic, simple bootie look but they are a little more fun with the perforated leather detail. They run TTS and are very comfortable!

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Vince Camuto Booties
Sale Price: $99
After Sale: $149
These are a similar style to a pair I got last year during the sale that I wore ALL the time! I love the stitching detail on these and how also their low profile. They’re also really comfortable and run TTS.

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Part One: My Favorite Outfits!

Finally- the day you have all been so patiently waiting for…the Nordstrom Anniversary Public Access Sale!
I have been shopping and posting the sale for a week now and thank goodness for restocks! So many of my favorite pieces have been so popular and selling out like crazy. My take home message here is, buy it now and figure it out later. The popular items are going to sell out again super fast and probably won’t get restocked again. So if you like it, buy it!

Here is a round up of SOME of my favorite outfits and pieces from the best sale of the year! I have broken this post up into two parts and will be posting part two tomorrow so be sure to check back!

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Pink Circle Cardigan
Sale Price: $49
After Sale: $75
This cardigan was a super hot item last year, it sold out in about a day! It comes in 4 colors and is super cozy. I am wearing the XS. It’s a bit over sized so if you’re unsure of sizing I would go down a size.

Basic V Neck Tees
Sale Price: $15
After Sale: $24
These are a staple, no matter what season. I bought it in three colors. I love the side slits and how it’s a little longer in the back than the front.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

AG Jeans
Sale Price: $149
After Sale: $225
Oh these jeans! They are just insanely flattering. I love the raw hem. I have been a fan of these jeans for years. I love them because they don’t stretch out and get baggy as the day goes on. I wash and dry them too and have had no issues with them!

Halogen Nude Slides
Sale Price: $59
After Sale: $89
These are really comfortable. They come in a few different colors, including leopard which I also love. They run TTS- I am wearing my regular size 8. I liked this tan color because it will go with everything in your wardrobe and will take you through multiple seasons.

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Patagonia Pullover
Sale Price: $109
After Sale: $149
This is my favorite purchase of the entire Anniversary Sale. It’s light weight but still warm, and not too bulky. I love the oatmeal color and think it will pair well with tons of outfits this fall. I have been wearing it this past week on chilly nights and on the few rainy days we have had and gotten tons of compliments on it! I am wearing an XS and have enough room to layer underneath.

AG Jeans
Sale Price: $149
After Sale: $225
Oh these jeans! They are just insanely flattering. I love the raw hem. I have been a fan of these jeans for years. I love them because they don’t stretch out and get baggy as the day goes on. I wash and dry them too and have had no issues with them!

Tory Burch Boots
Sale Price: $299
After Sale: $495
These are part of the sale every year, and every year they sell out FAST! Mine are from last year but if I didn’t already have them I would definitely be getting this years version. I love the color brown and the strap buckle. I took my regular size in these so I would say they run TTS unless you want to wear big heavy socks, I would recommend going up half a size!

Embellished Grey Tote
Sale Price: $78
After Sale: $119
I love a good tote bag, especially when it has a little something extra. I was drawn to the perforated detail and the color- of course. It also comes with a detachable clutch which is nice!

nordstrom anniversary sale
Adidas Sweatshirt
Sale Price: $39
After Sale: $55
I have worn this sweatshirt a TON in the last week. I went up a size (wearing a S) for a bit of a baggier, more comfortable fit. I love it paired with ripped up jeans and birks or over leggings like I have it here!
Zella Leggings
Sale Price: $42
After Sale: $65
These leggings are another of my favorite pieces from the sale! I love how fun and unique they are, plus blush and grey tones are my favorite color combination. I wear a Small in Zella leggings- I probably could do an XS but I like how the smalls fit better- I don’t feel stuffed into them if you know what I mean.

Adidas Sneakers
Sale Price: $74
After Sale: $99
I had my eyes on these sneakers before the sale even started. I saw them in the catalog and was like YES- these will be mine! They are super comfortable, lightweight and true to size.

nordstrom anniversary sale

BP Cardigan
Sale Price: $31
After Sale: $49
This is my favorite cardigan of the bunch that I purchased. I love the ribbed detail and it has a slightly more slim fit than the rest I bought. It will be a great piece to layer with for sure! I am wearing an XXS and again would size down if you’re in between sizes.
V Neck Tee
Sale Price: $15
After Sale: $24
These are a staple, no matter what season. I bought it in three colors. I love the side slits and how it’s a little longer in the back than the front.
Wit + Wisdom Jeans
Sale Price: $44
After Sale: $68
These are my favorite jeans of the entire sale. I have said it a bunch on my IG stories but they really are the most flattering and if you are only going to get one pair of jeans during the Nordstrom sale, I would make it these. The elastic waist band is very comfortable and forgiving as well. I am wearing a 0- runs TTS, I usually wear a 25.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

Vince Camuto OTK Boots
Sale Price: $159
After Sale: $239
I always buy at least one pair of OTK boots during the sale. This year, these were the only ones I bought. I love the woven detail along the edge and the color. It comes in 4 total colors. Sizing- I went up half a size in these in case I wear heavier socks.


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BP Sweater
Sale Price: $24
After Sale: $39
I love the cool and casual way this sweater hangs. It definitely is not as big as it looks online. It is oversized but not in an unflattering way. I took an XXS which is my normal size for this brand.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

STS Blue Jeans
Sale Price: $45
After Sale: $69
These jeans are the most high-waisted of all the jeans I picked up. I was drawn to the button fly which I love! And also the raw hem too. These are super flattering and very comfortable. They run TTS- wearing a size 25 here.
1.State Booties
Sale Price: $89
After Sale: $139
These booties are super fun! I have never seen cut outs like these before. They are really fun and unique. They also come in 6 colors- I am eyeing the blush ones! They run TTS.

nordstrom anniversary sale

Madewell Utility Jacket
Sale Price: $78
After Sale: $118
I have been saying this for years- a classic utility jacket is a MUST. This one is absolute perfection and I love that you can cinch the waist to make it even more flattering. I am wearing an XS and would say it runs TTS.

V Neck Tee
Sale Price: $15
After Sale: $24
These are a staple, no matter what season. I bought it in three colors. I love the side slits and how it’s a little longer in the back than the front.
BP Jeans
Sale Price: $42
After Sale: $65
These sold out super fast last week. They are the only pair of real destroyed denim jeans that I got. I love the lighter wash and the amount of rips and tears in them, and also the distressed hem line. They run TTS.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $183
After Sale: $275
This is the one item I was most unsure about BUT now is one of my favorite items from the sale. It is the piece that ties ALL my outfits together. To say the least, I am obsessed with it! It’s big enough for my iphone plus, small wallet and a couple little accessories. I just love it so much!

BP Booties
Sale Price: $69
After Sale: $99
There was a similar pair in last years sale that I always regretted not buying so this year I made sure to snag a pair. I love the perforated leather. They are also very comfortable. Sizing is TTS.

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Adidas Muscle Tank
Sale Price: $21
After Sale: $30
I am really into the logo tops these days and loved the muscle tank style of this one! It is quite oversized so I would recommend sizing down.
Make + Model Joggers
Sale Price: $29
After Sale: $45
These joggers are amazing!! I already own them in two other styles but knew I needed to have these. They are the softest things ever and a definite MUST HAVE item from the sale. I am wearing an xs- they run TTS.
Adidas Sneakers
Sale Price: $74
After Sale: $99
I had my eyes on these sneakers before the sale even started. I saw them in the catalog and was like YES- these will be mine! They are super comfortable, lightweight and true to size.

If you made it this far- congrats! I hope this post at least got you a little excited and inspired for fall fashion! Check back tomorrow for more fall fashion and I will also be doing a footwear round up too!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- My First Picks!

Okay- the time has come! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially underway- for early access anyway. (Public access begins July 21st.) Why is this sale so hyped up? Because this is brand new FALL items that are deeply discounted right off the bat. So you can stock up on the upcoming seasons essentials now before they go back up to full price. Here is a quick look at my top MUST HAVE items. These are the pieces that are the most popular and sell out EVERY YEAR.These are the most versatile, transitional and most blogged about items you will see this season! Grab them now because I am telling you, they will not last!

MUST HAVE ITEMS INCLUDE:

Cardigans and Sweaters- these are some of the most popular items year after year. For one, the price point is great— and for two, you will wear a cardigan over everything! Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater anyways? Some of the sweaters this year are just TOO cute to pass up.

Jeans- These AG jeans are always a top seller. Ag makes such amazing, flattering jeans that almost never go on sale so now is the time to scoop them up while they are deeply discounted! Trust me- you need these jeans!

Boots and Booties- Another top item! You can never have enough booties come the fall. They are also great paired with cute summer dresses! These Tory Burch Boots are a classic. They are part of the Anniversary sale every year and every year they sell out!

Sneakers and Leggings- A good pair of sneaks is essential to any wardrobe for those athleisure type of days. These Adidas ones are sure to sell out! Leggings- Zella leggings are the absolute best. They suck you in in all the right places and the quality is amazing.

Room Makeover with Hayneedle!

hayneedle
For years now- literally years, I have wanted to redo this sitting room. For some strange reason this room has always stumped me. I usually have a vision for a room and achieve the look I am going or pretty swiftly. THIS room on the other hand had me baffled. It was a busy room with a lot of pieces but nothing to really anchor it. I decided instead of having 4 (uncomfortable) chairs that I needed love seats or couches and really make the space more inviting to sit and hang out. When I knew what I wanted I got to searching the Hayneedle website. Warning – you can easily spend hours on their site. They have everything for every room in the house and not just furniture. I also bought holiday gifts for Emmy last year on their site. They literally have EVERYTHING.
hayneedle
hayneedle
ANYWAYS- I found this love seat and was drawn to the grey as well as the style. I didn’t want to darken the room too much so I thought a lighter colored couch would be a perfect to off set the darker love seat. I also wanted to make sure the couch didn’t have too high of a back because I did not want to cover up too much of the window that I knew it would be placed in front of. I stumbled upon this couch and knew the color, style and price were perfect.

Next up was the coffee table. Since both seating pieces are mid century modern style I knew that was what I needed to find in a coffee table. I am usually drawn to round coffee tables (very kid-friendly) so this time I purposefully made sure to look for something different. I love the clean lines, color and style of this one I picked out. It might be my favorite piece in the entire room.
hayneedle
hayneedle
Next up was side tables. I knew I didn’t want wood because I didn’t want to be too matchy matchy with the coffee table. Gold was an obvious choice because I already had this pouf that I knew I wanted to use in the room. I chose this set of three because for one- the price was right and two, I liked the idea of working one of them into the adjoining room as a way to tie both rooms together and make the two spaces more cohesive. You can see in the picture below how I did that. The other way I made the two rooms flow better is by using the same area rug in both rooms. It’s just a simple way to make both spaces come together. I always get tons of questions about the rugs and they are both by Rugs USA and you can find these exact ones here. Also how cute are the baskets? They also come in a set of 3 so you can scatter than around however you would like.
hayneedle
hayneedle
Last thing was the accent pieces and small details. I had been making weekly trips to one of the local green houses looking for a fig leaf tree. They had one that was massive and over $375 which was way beyond what I wanted to spend for a tree. I don’t have the best reputation of keeping into trees alive so risking $375 was not happening. On the Hayneedle site I found an almost identical faux fig leaf tree for just over $100! Done and Done! What a steal. I then used knick knacks- mostly coffee table books, vases and frames from around the house to decorate the two floor to ceiling shelves that flank the room. Styling shelves is DEFINITELY NOT my strong point but I don’t think they look too bad.
hayneedle
hayneedle
And just like that, the room that has been haunting me for years is now my favorite room in the house and the room we use the most often now! I love how it all turned out. It is a 100% improvement over what it was before and I couldn’t be happier with it. Thank you SO much to Hayneedle for helping me to find inspiration when tackling this room. You made it SO much easier!

 

Here are a few BEFORE pictures of the space-


and more AFTER

Quite an improvement if you ask me!

 

Grey Loveseat | Beige Sofa | Coffee Table | Gold End Tables | Baskets |

Fig Leaf Tree | Similar Mirror | Gold Pouf | Rug

Gift Giving Like a Pro!


When it comes to gift giving, I feel like it is something I am really quite good at. Why? Because I try to always give personal and meaningful gifts to people. I have learned that it’s the little details that mean the most. Enter- Minted. One of the best places I have found to give thoughtful and meaningful gifts for ANY occasion. It started out when I needed a gift for father’s day. I knew what I wanted in my head but I was having a hard time actually finding it until I went on Minted. When I saw the Heart Collage I knew that was the special gift I had conceptualized in my head. That gift led me down the Minted hole and I spent hours on their site looking at all their unique and personalized gifts. So now only did I find one special gift for father’s day, I actually found 3 because I couldn’t decide! Minted definitely saved the day when it came to my father’s day gift and I know it will come in handy in the future when I need other gifts for that someone special.

I ended up getting two gold-foil prints: One of the state we live in and one of an address that is special to us and of course the Heart collage which to me is the star of the show. I also just want to add that shipping was very fast and everything came on time and in perfect condition. Not even a smudge on the glass!

 

 

Thank you to Minted for sponsoring this post- all opinions are my own!