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!

Friday, July 13, 2018

the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - save/spend/splurge!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best time of year to stock up on wardrobe basics for fall and winter. No matter your budget for staples like ankle boots, flats, skinny jeans, a leather jacket or scarves there is something for everyone and every budget!  Keep in mind the sale is currently only open to Nordstrom card holders (it's not too late to become one if you are interested) - but items are going very quickly already.  The sale will open to the general public on July 20!

Today I rounded up some of my favorites to invest in at this sale at several price points.  Any of these can quickly mix and match with items you already own to instantly create outfits for this coming fall and winter.  My personal favorite is pairing skinny jeans with a cardigan and ankle boots - it's the perfect mom on the go look for fall!

Skinny Jeans: savespendsplurge

Ankle Boots: savespendsplurge

Cardigans: savespendsplurge

Flats: savespendsplurge

Scarves: savespendsplurge

Totes: save, spend, splurge

Leather Jackets: save, spend, splurge 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

the 2018 Nordstrom anniversary sale is HERE!!

The 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary sale is HERE for Nordstrom card holders! And I woke up super early to bring you my early favorites all in one place! You guys... this sale is GOOD! From jeans and cardigans to sweaters and ankle booties... there is truly something here for everyone and at every price point. This year I think there are more budget buys than in previous years and while I am not wishing summer away, I do have to say that these pieces make me VERY excited for fall!  Shop away with the links below and I will have tons more content including try ons and outfits coming right here to the blog VERY soon!

Keep in mind pieces sell out SUPER quickly!  Some restocks are usually done as the sale progresses, but if you see something you love/want today... snag it!

second row, from left: fringed cashmere wrap (4 colors!), wedge ankle bootieblack jeansgeo earringsgrey handbag (3 colors - SO pretty!), cabled open cardigan (under $50 and 4 colors!)

third row, from left: side tie cashmere sweaterleopard loaferstory burch flatsgrey convertible wrap cardigan (under $50 - lots of colors!)

fourth row, from left: pink cardigan (under $100 - 4 colors!), ribbed sweater (3 colors!), kendra scott earringsgrey boiled wool coatshearling sperry boots (3 colors!), green utility jacket

fifth row, from left: trench coat (under $100!), longchamp toteturtleneck tunic (under $30!), navy blazerHunter boots (under $100!), zip up fleece (I own this from last year and LOVE it!)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

my everyday style: summer staples!

Sometimes the basics are the best. And this outfit is proof of that! Simple white jeans, a simple grey tank and a denim jacket (similar or similar) are about as easy as it gets for wardrobe pieces and together they are a great pulled together look with minimal effort. I could wear an outfit like this all the time - I mean, why not!?!? It's perfect for a day of errands or carting the kids around - which seems to be my new summer job. 

You guys, in other news the Nordstrom Anniversary sale drops TOMORROW MORNING for cardholders! I'll have plenty of early access coverage with my top picks for all categories and of course I'll fill you in on what I am buying for my own closet as well.  So check back first thing tomorrow morning for all the FUN!

Outfit Details:
White Jeans (I cut off the hem myself)
Denim Jacket (similar or similar)
Grey Tank - obsessed with these! So soft and a great price!
Necklace (similar or similar)
Sandals (similar or similar)


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