Friday, July 20, 2018

Under $50 Finds at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launching to the general public today I thought I would round up my favorite pieces from the sale that are UNDER $50!  If you are beginning to shop the sale for the first time today don't forget to check out my previous coverage during the early access period.  I have my first picks here, all my try ons here, my top picks for sweaters here, my top picks for cardigans here, a round up of kids picks here, all my favorite beauty picks here and finally one of my favorites the classic wardrobe pieces at all budgets here.

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is known for both the saves and splurges and today I am rounding up all the great budget finds.  Everything here is under $50 with many much less than that - and sizes seem to still be available for MOST of these pieces.  Happy shopping!

top row, from left: skinny jeansstriped tee (under $20!), pink earringstan cardigan
second row, from left: grey wrap dresstaupe totehigh rise leggings (I own these and love them!), military jacket


Thursday, July 19, 2018

the nordstrom anniversary sale: beauty round up!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is known for it's insane deals on beauty exclusives.  You can get incredible deals on sets and bundles that are only offered this time of year.  It's a great time of year to try NEW to you products since smaller sizes are often deeply discounted OR it's a great time to stock up on products you love as often times multiple items are bundled for extra savings.  If you are looking for new tools like the ever-popular t3 blow dryer & curling iron or my new favorite the FOREO LUNA you won't find better deals out there than these prices!  Some of my absolute favorites like this aveda favorites set (I use and LOVE all of these!), this jo malone set (with my all time favorite perfume) or this coola sunscreen duo is one of my favorite sunscreens of all time.  You can snag cult favorites that are NEVER marked down on sale like this la mer setChanel "chance" gift set or this Kiehl's sampler set right now too!  Other favorites of mine include this atelier cologne set (the vanilla scent is so unique and fresh!), this fresh SUGAR lip kit (they have spf for summer!) or this diptyque candle & perfume set features three of my most-loved diptyque scents.

My personal wishlist includes this RMS Beauty glow set (a great safe beauty brand!), this French soap set and everyone raves about this oribe dry shampoo and texturizing spray combo so I REALLY want to try it!

What beauty products do you have your eye on for the sale?

third row, from left: FOREO LUNA face scrubber, la mer setRMS Beauty glow setjo malone set

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

my everyday style: fall cardigan inspiration!

One of the most POPULAR items to snag at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is cardigans.  Year after year there is always an amazing selection and year after year they are always the top sellers! I found a few cardigans I absolutely can not wait until fall to wear that I wanted to share with you today. Cardigans are the perfect extra layer for fall and winter... but I never mind having one on me in the summer either. I was at the dentist with my son yesterday and it felt like a refrigerator in there. Sheesh people! I was shaking like a leaf.

For this first look I paired a classic combo of a striped tee and black skinny jeans with a GORGEOUS cashmere cardigan. This piece was a splurge for me this year, but I had a cashmere cardigan on my wishlist for the sale so I had already budgeted for the splurge.  And let me tell you, it's worth EVERY penny.  It's so incredibly soft, I love the length and the fun blouson sleeves are a trendy touch that I love.  I loved pairing it with this beautiful black leather tote (the leather is SO soft!) and loafer mules for a simple and classic look that's perfectly pulled together.  Also I finally bought a Corkcicle tumbler for myself and it's officially the BEST.

(above) Outfit Details: 

If you are looking for a budget friendly cardigan I can NOT recommend this cable knit cardigan enough! It's super soft (no itchy wool, if that's not your thing!) and is available in a few colors, so it's super versatile as well. I love this warm pink for fall since pink is my favorite color AND I feel like this is the perfect fall-pink versus a bright or light pink for spring or summer.  I loved pairing it with high waisted mom jeans (my first pair! I'm a believer!) and brown accessories.  This bucket bag is SUCH a great price for the super soft leather and size.  These mules were also on my wishlist as soon as I saw them in the preview catalog and of course, they are just as amazing in person.  And for a gal that doesn't wear heels often, I can say these are very comfortable too - which is definitely a bonus!

(above) Outfit Details:

If you are looking for cardigans during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I rounded up more here...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for KIDS!

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale Early Access is still going on until the big sale is open to the public this Friday. Today I'm rounding up my tops picks for kiddos... or really I should say teens and tweens.  My kids are SO difficult to shop for at this stage but there are a few things they are always open to: new outerwear, new jeans for back to school, casual wear like sweats and leggings and of course new sneakers.



for the girls

for the boys

Monday, July 16, 2018

my everyday style: fall sweater inspiration!

Fall sweaters are one of my all time favorite purchases. Living in the Midwest I wear A LOT of sweaters and really I just plain love them! There is nothing like slipping on a super soft sweater on a chilly day.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a GREAT time to stock on really gorgeous sweaters for the upcoming fall and winter season.

Today I am showing you two of my favorite sweater purchases from the Nordstrom sale and rounding up tons of sweater options that are still in stock!

I absolutely LOVE this first sweater... it's not too heavy, perfectly soft and the open back is a fun feature.  I paired it with sneaks and black jeans for a perfect casual mom-on-the-go look for fall. I also really fell in love with this bucket bag from the sale. It's classic and roomy (am I the only one that has to completely FILL her bag?) and a great price.  These black jeans keep selling out, but I also really like this pair too.

Outfit Details (above):


If you are looking to seriously save on cashmere this season - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great place to stock up on it!  This next outfit features one of my favorite pieces from the sale - this cashmere sweater!  I love turtleneck sweaters and this one is soooo dreamy and soft. I love the tunic length for pairing with skinny jeans and ankle boots. This pair of jeans is another pair that keeps selling out, but if you want a similar pair - I grabbed this similar pair during the sale last year and still love them!

Outfit Details (above):

And if you are still looking for sweaters that are in stock at The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here is a round up of some more awesome options!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

the nordstrom anniversary sale: home goods!

The home department at Nordstrom usually isn't on my radar... but this year I stumbled on a few gems and now I basically want EVERYTHING.  Especially since we just sold our house and I am already getting excited about decorating our new home. It's a great time of year to stock up on decor items for a great price I personally love this leather throw pillowgold octagon mirror or these pom pom canvas bins (set of three). If you have any weddings to attend this rose gold picture framemarble lazy susan or retro electric kettle are great gift options.  I personally snagged this chunky knit blanket, this candle set and I really need a new duvet and I'm looking at this duvet cover - so pretty!  And as boring as it sounds we really could use a refresh on bath towels and this bath towel set is a GREAT deal.

second row, from left: retro electric kettlegold octagon mirrorstriped Turkish towels (lots of colors!), marble lazy susan

Saturday, July 14, 2018

the TOTAL Nordstrom Anniversary Sale try-on haul!

I hope you gals have enjoyed shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale so far this year... I know I sure have! There have been SO many stand-out pieces and quite a few pleasant surprises as well.  I always OVER-order because it never fails that pieces don't fit or are duds in person vs. online, but this year I didn't really have that at all. I am going to have some very difficult decisions to make here! This is everything I ordered or bought in store - don't freak out (that's what I told my husband too!) I am NOT keeping all this.  But trying things on at home is a great way for me to decide if they work or if I will like them long term. I  often find it difficult to make that decision in the store and also I wasn't impressed with the selection in store at all.  Online is DEFINITELY the way to go for this sale!

Without further... here are some great try-ons from the sale!

above: This cashmere cardigan was a little splurge but it's SO STUNNING in person and really, really comfortable. I can see this being an investment piece that I will love for years to come! I'm wearing an XS here and there are more colors available!

above: This gorgeous pink cardigan is a super fun find for fall and it's super budget friendly at under $50. I love the cable knit details and it's VERY soft and there is no wool, for those of you that don't love wool.  I'm wearing a size 4 and there are other colors available as well. 

above: This classic cardigan is one I already own in a lighter summer weight, so I knew I would love the warmer fall/winter version. It's super soft and I'm wearing a size XS here.  I LOVE this white layering tee for fall and winter too, it's perfect with blazers, cardigans or under sweater - at only $17 it's a great deal!  I had a new pair of black jeans on my wishlist this year and I just LOVE this cut - I own other pairs of this exact cut and they are just the MOST flattering I've ever tried. Plus, they never go on sale.  I know the pair I am wearing has limited sizes so try THIS pair also if you are looking for black jeans too.

above: This cashmere wrap with tassels is NEXT level in my book. It's crazy soft and can be worn as a scarf or shawl.  I love these for cold airplanes or cars on road trips as well.  Last year I bought this version - so check that one out too!  Also here I am wearing a black t-shirt (same as the white one above) and these jeans that also keep selling out, but check for restocks!

above: If you are into the "mom jean" trend these days this pair is SUPER fun and cute! This is my first pair and I have to say, I can see what all the hype is about.  They are pretty cute! This pair is a GREAT price too!

above: I knew I wanted to snag these suede mules as soon as I saw them in the preview catalog! And they do not disappoint! They are super comfortable and a gorgeous color!

above: These wedge UGGs are a DREAM come true! With fur footbeds and a gorgeous leather exterior these are going to be perfect for winter days! Plus I love the extra deep tread on the sole for navigating snow and ice.  These are a GREAT deal too at almost 50% off! I also loved this SOREL pair too!

above: One of my investments for this sale is this gorgeous leather tote. I've been looking for a new large black bag and I love how soft the leather is and the gold hardware is stunningly beautiful. This one comes in a few colors as well. 

above: If you are looking for a leather bag for fall that is a great price then THIS is the one for you. This bucket bag is a great size, the leather is super soft and I love the color for fall.  You just can't go wrong. 

above & below: This budget friendly tunic is a fun everyday piece with jeans or leggings or over your workout outfit after a good sweat session. But you have GOT to see the back (below) - how fun is that? I'm wearing a regular bra here, so it's not TOO deep of a v-neck in the back.  This one comes in a few colors and I am wearing an XS.

above: If you are in need of a t-shirt refresh yet this summer, these tees clock in at $11 and they are OH so soft and comfy!  Plus there are a million colors!

above: This top has been a blogger favorite for a while and I can see why. It's part sweatshirt, part sweater and crazy comfy with a serious cool factor.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this!  It's also available in lots of colors and I'm wearing an XS. 

above: The perfect everyday sweatshirt (it's actually a little thinner than a standard sweatshirt) but I love the slouchy turtleneck and the nice long cut. It's perfect with leggings or jeans for an easy, everyday mom look. I am wearing an XS and it's under $30!  I also MUST mention that these amazing leggings are on sale - I wear them both for everyday wear AND for fitness classes.  They are only $35 right now and SO stinking comfortable and flattering. 

above: If you are looking a budget friendly sweater for fall/winter THIS is the one you should snag.  It's super soft and cozy and you have got to see the back on it - so cute! I'm wearing an XS. 

above: I don't usually snag home items from the sale but I could NOT resist this gorgeous throw blanket!

above: If you love a bell sleeve sweater - this one is for you! It's super soft cashmere with a little cropped cut. I love it paired with high waisted jeans and ankle boots for fall. I'm wearing a size XS.

above: I am always a sucker for a cream sweater for fall and winter - it's just so classic.  This one has a longer cut so it's perfect with leggings or jeans and would be gorgeous paired with simple flats or ankle boots this fall. 

above: This cozy fleece pullover sold out multiple times last fall and winter and that was at full price. Now it's back and ON SALE and I can't recommend it enough. It's perfect for chilly days lazing around the house or for a nippy fall evening.  I'm wearing a size small, and even though it says "dry clean only" I washed mine on delicates and hung it to dry just fine!

above: Another great budget buy this cozy cardigan has bold buttons (which was a summer trend that I know see is following into fall) and is crazy soft.  I'm wearing an XS and while it has sold out a few times already - keep checking back because I've already seen restocks!

above: This was a random coat I put in my online cart and when it arrived I was smitten with how gorgeous it was! It's not lined, so this is more of a fall/early winter coat but I love the length and the sweater sleeves and CAN NOT wait to wear this for fall! I am wearing an XS and it's $100 off so it's a great deal!

above: I am a SUCKER for loafers and this pair is GORG! The leather is soft and these were super comfortable right out of the box. They are available in a few colors and are true to size. 

above: I instantly fell in love with this pair of ankle boots and really need a new pair in black. I love the stitching detail and the leather is super soft! I can't recommend these enough!

above: If you need a new pair of sneaks for fall - snag these! They are an amazing price and I love the creamy white for fall. They are also available in black and are true to size!


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