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What to Buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Shop my picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale—there's plenty of stuff still in stock!
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Hello, friends! I had grand plans for this post. Over the weekend, I was going to head over the the flagship store to try on and photograph my favorite Anniversary sale items so I could share them with you along with tips about how they fit in real life. But real life had different plans for me. As you may have seen on Instagram, I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery on Saturday, so no trips to Nordstrom for me!

In lieu of the post I had planned, I’ve decided to stick with a classic round-up to showcase some of my favorite pieces that are still stocked online. There’s a lot of good stuff left, and I’m super excited to share all these great pieces that my team and I worked really hard to get onto the site. Let me know what you think, and happy shopping!

Shopping

The 17 Best Deals on Nordstrom.com

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I spend every day from 9 to 5 keyboard deep in the Nordstrom website, which means that a side effect of my job is an intimate knowledge with our current offerings. In the past, I used this knowledge to score some seriously good deals for myself (hello, amazing Trina Turk teddy bear coat for like 1000% off), but since I’ve vowed not to shop for all of 2017, I’ve decided to periodically pass along my knowledge to you, my dear readers, who can actually use it. Continue Reading

Shopping, Style

What to Buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of trumpet fanfare and high heels tripping across tiled mall corridors. It’s officially July 22, and that means the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public. I’ve been counting down to this day for months for two reasons: 1. I’ve amassed a staggeringly long wish list of sale items and now I can finally click ‘purchase.’ 2. My team and I spent week after week writing, editing, polishing and re-polishing the Nordstrom website copy so everything would be perfect for the launch of the event.

Thankfully for me—and for you—the fact that I’ve spent the last few months getting up close and personal with the #NSale offerings means that I’ve been able to scout out the best items. Over the past week, I’ve seen many a “Best of” round-up, and while they’re great, they all tend to feature the same few items. I love a good leather jacket and some pink Illesteva sunglasses as much as the next girl, but there are so many hidden treasures buried in all the sale pieces. I’ve picked out my favorite shoes, bags, clothes, jewelry and beauty items and provided the links below in hopes that they won’t get overlooked. Happy shopping!

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Click the image above or the links below to shop my picks!

Halogen shoes // Louise et Cie bag // BP. watch // Phase 3 fedora // Nordstrom pouch // B-Low the Belt belt // BaubleBar choker // STS Blue jeans // Nordstrom agate necklace // Ted Baker London bag // Dolce Vita boots // neuLASH serum // butter LONDON nail polish // Topshop sweater // Trouve pleated skirt // Helene Berman vest // Topshop boots // Equipment blouse // Nordstrom pajamas // bkr water bottle

 

Clothing, Style

Romping Around

lemon-romper-7lemon-romper-5lemon-romper-3lemon-romper-2 lemon-romper-6 lemon-romper-1Romper: June & Hudson // Hat: Target // Shoes: Target (old, similar) // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Bag: Neiman Marcus (old, similar) //  Necklace: Julie Vos

If a guy wants to prove to you that he “knows about fashion,” he’ll likely bring up one of two garments: the muumuu or the romper. One, of course, comes from traditional Hawaiian dress and has achieved legendary Man Repeller status due to it’s delightful ability to completely hide any sense of feminine shape, and the other has humble origins as early 20th century kids’ wear. Co-opted by midcentury women who wanted the freedom to move around (shocking!) and get a sweet suntan, the romper entered the annals of women’s prêt-à-porter in the 1930s and has been weaving its way in and out of popularity since.

I, for one, am immensely glad that the romper is enjoying a renaissance of late because like the ladies of yesteryear, I enjoy the mixing of the feminine and practical, allowing me to dash around town in a flurry of errand running without having to worry about flashing the guy behind me in the grocery aisle. Real talk. Extra points if the romper in question boasts a colorful print (check), waist-slimming princess seams (check) and pairs perfectly with my very favorite Panama hat. Now if someone could just design a romper that allows me to refrain from getting completely naked every time I need to use a public bathroom, I will be one very happy lady.

Shopping, Uncategorized

Not-So-Standard Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

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In case you’ve spent the last 24 hours living under a rock, I’ll repeat what pretty much every style blogger has been shouting from the rooftops: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is live. This is not a drill.

Yes, there are really great deals on staples like the perfectly ripped pair of jeans, the only draped tunic you’ll ever need and a signature Rebecca Minkoff tote, but these are the same items I see keep popping up on every “My Picks” blog post from SF to NYC.

Don’t get me wrong, I think these classic styles are great buys and will be very practical come fall. However, I like to view this sale as an opportunity to splurge on something really fun. Something you don’t hear everyone talking about, and something you wouldn’t usually buy.

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That’s why my picks for the best of the Anniversary sale are a handful of gloriously colorful, ridiculously plush faux fur items. When I first saw this delicious Helene Burman coat, it immediately reminded me of the super-saturated Shrimps coats I’ve been drooling over for so long. At just under $240, it’s not exactly cheap, but it’s marked down over a hundred dollars, and it’s still far more reasonably priced than the aforementioned Shrimps offerings.

Plus, this is about treating yourself to something you wouldn’t normally buy, right? At least that’s how I justify it…

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*Full disclosure: I work for Nordstrom, but all opinions here are my own. I really, truly just love these picks!