Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018!

Wow…long time, no talk! How are y’all??? I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted on the blog. It has taken me so long to get back into the swing of things since I got back from Colombia. Unfortunately, I have put blogging on the back-burner since I got back from my trip, but don’t worry, that will change soon! I have three photo shoots planned for tomorrow, so get ready for more consistent content coming this month!

In the meantime, I finally have a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post up for you guys! I’m sure most of you are sick and tired of hearing about the sale, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to make a post on it. I ordered four items from the sale (technically five, but I thought creating an outfit around a bra would be unnecessary), and I thought it would be fun to create outfits out of the four items I bought. One requirement I have for when I purchase an item, is if I can create at least three different ways that I can wear it in my head. It’s a good rule of thumb to have while shopping in order to make sure that I will get my money’s worth out of it. So, for each item I purchased, I took one of the outfits I created in my head, and put it on paper for y’all. A majority of the items in this collage are a part of the Nordstrom Sale, but if they aren’t on sale, they are at least from Nordstrom! If you aren’t a Nordstrom cardholder, don’t forget that the sale goes public on July 20th!

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Outfit One

What I ordered from the outfit…the shoes.

BP. Mule in ‘Black Suede’ (After Sale, $79.95…Before Sale, $49.90)

BLANKNYC Jeans (not a part of the sale…$88)

FREE PEOPLE Sweater in ‘Black’ (After Sale, $78…Before Sale, $51.90)

BRIXTON Baker Boy Cap in ‘Black’ (After Sale, $48…Before Sale, $31.90)

Outfit Two

What I ordered from the outfit…the sweater.

BP. Balloon Sleeve Sweater in ‘Green Golf’ (After Sale, $49…Before Sale, $31.90)

Citizens of Humanity White Jeans (not a part of the sale…$188)

SARTO BY FRANCO SARTO Sandal in ‘Navy Suede’ (After Sale, $138.95…Before Sale, $89.90)

LE SPECS Sunglasses (After Sale, $89…Before Sale, $58.90)

Outfit Three

What I ordered from the outfit…the sweater.

BP. Pullover in ‘Yellow Sulfur’ (After Sale, $39…Before Sale, $25.90)

STS Black Jeans (After Sale, $59…Sale, $38.90)

HALOGEN Mule (After Sale, $99.95…Sale, $64.90)

FREE PEOPLE Bralette (not a part of the sale…$38)

Outfit Four

What I ordered from the outfit…the shoes.

SOLE SOCIETY Bootie in ‘Porcini’ (After Sale, $109.95…Sale, $72.90)

BLANKNYC Moto Jacket in ‘Evergreen’ (After Sale, $98…Sale, $64.90)

SHIRALEAH Scarf in ‘Tan’ (After Sale, $33…Sale, $21.90)

-Hayley

 

Window Shopping Wants + November

So many sweaters, so little time. Sweaters are pretty much the only thing I’ve been adding to my cart this season, so I thought I would make this month’s Window Shopping Wants all about sweaters. I love how a sweater can be worn casually with just some simple jeans and riding boots, or glammed up with a cute hat and heels. Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop because they have such a great variety of both products and prices. And free shipping and returns is always a plus! So when it comes to sweater shopping, they’re usually my go-to.

Window Shopping wants

1. Free People Bell Sleeve Sweater

2. Halogen Tie Belle Sleeve Sweater (only $59!)

3. BP. Dolman Sleeve Sweater (only $39!)

4. BP. Ruffle Chenille Sweater (only $49 and SO soft! I bought this last weekend!)

5. BP. Wide Rib Mock Neck Sweater (only $39!)

6. BP. Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater (only $49!)

-Hayley

 

Slouchy Raspberry Sweater

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BP. Sweater in ‘Pink Raspberry’ • Topshop Jeans (ripped version of my jeans…sold out of non-ripped) • Vince Camuto Booties in ‘Foxy’ • Vestique Necklace (sold out, so similar here and here) •

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend, at least better than I did. I’ve been pretty sick for the past week, and this weekend was it’s peak, so I spent my weekend wearing pajamas and oily hair, surrounded by used kleenexes and various medicines. It was a real rager. I think I watched, oh I don’t know…SEVEN movies in one day! Let’s just say I am very ready to have my health back, and to not be violently coughing and blowing my nose every 5 minutes. Also, I am very tired of chicken noodle soup. Can we all just agree it’s the most boring of all soups?

On a brighter note, here’s a pretty sweater that’s a new favorite in my closet. Gotta love a good hot pink, huh? It makes me so happy! Also seeing pictures of myself where my hair and makeup are done and I don’t look like death like I did this weekend makes me very happy!

I love that you can wear this sweater off the shoulder! I suggest going up one size though for a slightly slouchier off the shoulder look. I did my regular size and I would have been a little more comfortable wearing it off one shoulder if I had had a little extra room from a larger size. They just added this sweater in a light blue color online, so someone please restrain me!

-Hayley

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017!

Hello, friends! Today is a day of celebration…a day of rejoicing and happiness. No, it’s not my birthday, but it’s pretty close. It’s the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I woke up at 5:30 am for this. I can’t wake up at 7 to go to the gym, but I can wake up even earlier to shop? Yeah, that’s an issue I might have to address at some point. Anyways, I am so so so excited because I got some good stuff this year. For me, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the opportunity to buy anything I need for the coming fall, such as a certain pair boots, jacket, coat, etc. It’s a great sale for buying necessities and basics because you get them at a discounted price, but you are still getting something that you will get a lot of use out of for the approaching colder seasons, giving you a little more bang for your buck. Plus, fall is my favorite season, especially when it comes to the clothes, so I am always really excited to shop this sale. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bright colors of spring and summer, but I love the styling that goes into all of the layers and textures of fall clothing.

I pride myself on being a “smart impulse buyer” (I’m sure my dad isn’t too proud of this). I try to be as smart as one can possibly be when buying clothes at 6 o’clock in the morning from a sale that they have absolutely no idea what exactly will be featured in it. But hey, at least I try. Here’s how I strategize when I shop this sale:

I go into the sale knowing exactly what I need, and this year I needed a new pair of tan ankle boots. The ones I bought last year are really worn down from me wearing them so much, so it was time for a new pair. I also knew that I was looking for some sunglasses and a couple of sweaters that I can wear during the fall. So I go look at the boots section and sunglass section of the sale first, so I can get the most important (I use that term loosely in this context) items checked off first. I found a pair of ankle boots, but I did not find a pair of sunglasses that I felt were worth the price, or that I loved enough to buy anyway, so I kicked the sunglasses to the curb.

Then I look through (practically) every single page of the women’s part of the sale. And what I do (and I do this all the time when I’m bored and just online window shopping), is just take everything I see that I like, and add it to my cart. I don’t think about it, just add. We are trying to be efficient here, people. After I finish looking at everything, and feel satisfied that I have seen everything I am interested in, I go to my cart, and that is where I always narrow things down. What do I absolutely not need, and what are my least favorites? I don’t have tons o’cash that I can just throw around, so smart decisions have to be made. Any sweater that I want, I have to make sure that I can come up with at least three different ways I can wear it, and three different places I can wear it, in my head. I don’t want to buy something that I can only wear once, because than it’s not worth the price, even if it is marked down.

Finally, I narrow down my decision and make sure I have the budget for my final choices, and woohoo! I am all done! Am I cut off from spending for the next two months? Absolutely. But, am I happy? Yes, and that’s all that matters in the end, right? *attempts to muster a half-hearted smile as I calculate what groceries I won’t be getting this month*

I hope that my strategizing helps you when you shop this fantastic sale! I like to think of myself as a machine when I shop it, and my dream is that you will too (lol I crack myself up).

So, y’all want to see what I bought? Here it is!:

Trouvé Off the Shoulder Poplin Sweater  in ‘Burgundy-White Combo’ • Sale price: $58.90 • After sale: $89 •

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Vince Camuto Francia Bootie in ‘Foxy’ • Sale price: $99.90 • After sale: $149.95 •

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Caslon Swing Back Coat in ‘Grey’ • Sale price: $99.90 • After sale: $149 •

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BP. Cutout Neck Pullover in ‘Black’ • Sale price: $31.90 • After sale: $49 •

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Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee in ‘White” • Sale price: $15.90 • After sale: $24 •

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Now for some honorable mentions who didn’t quite make the cut…

Free People Electric City Pullover Sweater in ‘Blue’ • Sale price: $64.90 • After sale: $98 •

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BLANKNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket in ‘Just Pine’ • Sale price: $64.90 • After sale: $98 •

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BP. Tweed Baseball Cap • Sale price: $15.90 • After sale: $25 •

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Oliver Gal The Perfect Blue Pair Canvas Wall Art • Sale price: $76.90 • After sale: $115 •

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…to all of my fellow Sex and the City fans out there, you know why this canvas is amazing.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and that it was at least a little helpful to you! What do you think of my purchases? Leave a comment and let me know! Alright, now I’m going to go crawl into a hole for the rest of the day and try to forget about the money that I don’t have anymore.

-Hayley