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As promised, here are my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale! If you tried to shop online yesterday, how crazy were the issues they had?! I kept thinking about the panic that must have spread through their headquarters when the site was down for hours on one of their biggest shopping days of the year. Luckily it all seems to be fixed and there’s lots of great stuff to shop. After combing through hundreds of items, these are my top 15 (err, okay 16):
Jeans: my absolute favorites are these AG The Legging Skinny and 7 for all Mankind Ankle Skinny jeans in grey. I have several pairs of AG jeans that I love and am super excited about the light grey shade of the others. Since I’m pretty short, ankle lengths tend to fit me better without alterations.
Skirts & Dresses: I love a pleated midi skirt and had been looking for one to add to my closet. This BP Pleated Midi Skirt is in the always flattering color black. I’ll wear it with a tank or tee now and sweater and boots come fall. I didn’t find many dresses that I liked, but I’m going to give the Chelsea28 Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress a shot for a wedding next month.
Shoes: Yes, they are insanely expensive even on sale. But, the Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Boots are worth it. If you don’t believe me, order them and try for yourself. Hurry though because sizes are going quick! I have a version of the Nike Free Focus Flyknit that I wear all the time. They’re a great basic to have for working out or pretending to work out. These Charles by Charles David Pointy Toe Pumps look the exact same as an earlier version I own. I don’t wear them often, but when I do the nude makes my legs look much longer than they actually are (I usually size up a half size in pointy toe shoes)!
Tops: This WAYF lace top reminds me of one I missed out on last year and is a great wear now, wear later piece. The cupcakes and cashmere bell sleeve top is a little outside my norm. I own three other cupcakes and cashmere pieces that I felt the same when I bought and they’ve become some of my most worn items. This Lush bell sleeve tee (I’m sensing a theme) is only $23! I have a long cardigan that I wear year round. When I saw this Halogen Long Ribbed Cardigan, I decided to add another to my collection. I grabbed it in heather “cloud” and it also comes in grey and black (and in petites too!). The off the shoulder trend isn’t going anywhere.
Lingerie & Lounge: The Natori Feathers bra is hands down my go to bra. It’s actually the only one I own (other than nursing bras). Same with these Hanky Panky thongs. They come in a ton of colors. I use the sale to stock up on both of them! This Alo Crop Hoodie looks crazy comfortable. Do you think if I wear it my kids will be happy?!
Best of the Rest: Patagonia is one of my very favorite brands with a mission. Their products are well made and meant to last. I have the vest version of the Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded Jacket and love it. I definitely don’t need a coat, but if I did this Vince Camuto Belted Down Coat is the one I’d get.
And now I need to get to bed. Kids and mens picks will be here on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Salut! I’m a sucker for a good graphic tee. This J Crew graphic tee is one of my absolute favorites. I’m drawn to French sayings and the shade of blue sold me. We’ve been purging as we get ready to move. My graphic tee collection outnumbers my solid and striped tees combined!
In other exciting news, the Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale starts tomorrow! You have to be a cardholder to shop the pre-sale or wait until July 21st when it opens to the public (or make friends with a cardholder!).
What’s the big deal about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? Unlike most sales that mark down items after the season has ended, this sale is all the fall clothes you’ll want in another month or two before the season begins.
It can be hard to buy sweaters and coats right now, especially if you live in a warm climate like Arizona and you won’t actually wear them for 4-5 months. They also have a ton of items for women, men, kids, beauty, home. It can get overwhelming and out of control quickly. Here are 3 tips to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale:
TIPS TO SHOP THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
MAKE A LIST
Go through your closet and make a list of items you want or need to replace. By making a list you’ll be less likely to get caught up in the sale frenzy and end up with items you don’t need.
STICK TO THE BASICS
I actually love to use the sale to stock up on basics. My favorite bra, a couple pairs of the only underwear I own and some new denim. I’ll usually add a top, dress or skirt and shoes to the mix. This year I’m going to pay close attention to workout attire. I really want to get back into a workout routine and new clothes always serve as a good motivator. Before Lawson and Sybil were born, I never paid attention to the kids sale, but I definitely do now!
SHOP, THEN RETURN
While I don’t buy into the hype that you have to wake up at midnight or be the first one in the store to get those items you want before they sell out, I do load up my online cart. With free shipping and returns, it’s easy to order different sizes or an item that wasn’t on your list and return it if it doesn’t work out.
Talk of the sale can seem to go on forever. Almost every blogger covers it so I’m going to try to keep it short and sweet. I plan to post my favorite items for men, women (clothing, shoes and accessories) and kids. I’ll also have a dedicated page for my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, which you’ll be able to find here once the sale is live on Thursday.
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On the surface this outfit looks a little boring. If you like a lot of color, you probably think it is. But for me, these summer basics are my uniform. A white shirt, distressed jeans and my favorite bag. I picked up this Free People shirt before our recent road trip. I wore it with these jeans, white denim (both shorts and jeans) and another pair of shorts. I only wish I had brought a lightweight scarf to add (perhaps my neck scarf?).
While wearing white with a baby and toddler is daring, I figure clothes are meant to be worn. If it gets a stain that I can’t remove, well at least I enjoyed wearing it. It beats letting it sit in my closet. I’m definitely a little more cautious with where Lawson’s hands are that day though!
Do you wear wear white all summer long too?
SHOP THE POST
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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We had a good one. Nothing too exciting, but a solid summer weekend.
Do you have plans for the 4th of July holiday? We don’t have any (yet), but that hasn’t stopped me from planning Lawson and Sybil’s outfits. Though I don’t usually coordinate holiday outfits, I am always ready for some red, white and blue and I thought it’d be fun to put together a little 4th of July style guide for babies and toddlers. I’ve had to stop from buying one of everything. Luckily it’s almost all on sale!
SHOP THE POST: white shirt, blue pop shirt, red dress, white eyelet set, plaid shirt, shoes, chambray shorts, bows, striped romper, fish onesie, color block tank, hat, sunglasses, striped dress, shorts, popsicle dress, sweatshirt