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Today’s the day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 has gone public! I had an absolute blast this weekend shopping at Nordstrom and putting this post together. I was thinking about how much I’ve been talking up the Nordstrom Sale lately when this showed up in my Timehop. It’s simply a fact of life – I love Nordstrom.

I included all of the sizes I’m wearing to help you get an idea of what size you might be.

I live in leggings and Zella makes my favorites. I wash mine on delicate and hang dry them on a rack. My oldest pair is nearly 4 years old and they still look so good that I wear them to work. I’m wearing a Medium in everything pictured.

I ended up going with a different pair of Toms booties, but a week later and I still find myself thinking about these peep-toe heels. The Gentle Souls sneakers are SO comfortable, but be sure to size up! I had to go up a full size.

There is so much hype surrounding Barefoot Dreams® and how soft their blankets and sweaters are. I wasn’t planning on purchasing one of these but when I stopped through lingerie (side note: bra shopping is the worst), I slipped one on. Big mistake. This only comes in two sizes: S/M and L/XL. They only had the larger of the two, but I actually really liked how slouchy it fits.

Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets? This dress is definitely on the pricier side, but I can see it transitioning through all of the seasons really well – pair it with tights in the winter, a light scarf in the spring, sandals in the summer and a great leather jacket in the fall. I’m wearing a Medium.

Now, HOW have I never tried Madewll jeans? The fabric is so incredibly soft and the high rise is super comfortable. I’m a 29. The linen tee is also from Madewell, perfect for throwing on when you want to look cute without really trying. I’m wearing a Medium.

Last but not least, my favorite top that I tried on. This ruffle top made me feel both feminine and professional. The slightly stretchy fabric and wide bell sleeves let you move comfortably so you don’t feel constricted at your desk or out for dinner. This was my first time wearing AG Jeans and I really liked how they fit. I’m wearing a Medium in the Sincerely Jules top and a 30 in the AG Ex-Boyfriend jeans.

Also, big shoutout to Nordstrom Oakbrook for always having such great customer service!

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Happy Saturday! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing! I wanted to quickly share some lace-trim camis, a trend I’m loving. Wear one during the day with a skirt and denim jacket or for date night with a blazer/leather jacket and dark wash jeans. I also love how they look under an off-the-shoulder sweater. Here are two of my favorites:

The B.P. cami is Early Access, but the Lush cami is available to the public now.

I’ll be headed to Nordstrom tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned for an in-store try on!

 

When it comes to department stores, I’m a bit sentimental with Nordstrom. It’s where I found a lot of my formal dresses for high school dances, purchased my first designer bag and went on countless shopping trips with my cousin. I love everything about Nordstrom, from their phenomenal customer service to chic bathroom decor (mirror selfies duh). So, it goes without saying that I get extremely excited when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale rolls around. Let’s shop.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Early Access for Cardholders: July 13th – July 20th
  • Public Access: July 21st – August 6th

If you don’t already have a Nordstrom Card, I’d highly recommend considering one. Personally, I like to dedicate all of my shopping to one or two stores. By primarily shopping at one store, you are able to maximize their rewards system, which will save you money long term. For example, I like to buy all of my drugstore products from CVS in order to maximize their Extra Care Rewards. Same principle applies to clothing, shoes and accessories.

This is my first round of picks for Early Access Members. BEWARE: products sell out fast! Don’t worry though, I’ll keep you updated on when items restock, as well as put together more shopping guides along the way! If you aren’t seeing sale prices, be sure to log in to your account!

Sonix Parker 50 mm Sunglasses$79.90 ($120 after sale) 2 colors

Charlotte Tilbury Day-to-Night Lip Duo$60 ($90 value) Nude and Pink sets available

Gibson Asymmetrical Ruffle Hem Top$23.40 (originally $39) 4 colors \\ Available to the public NOW

Voluspa Mason Noir Mini Candle Set$15.90 ($24 after sale)

Madewell Paint Stripe Transporter Leather Tote$129.90 ($198 after sale) 4 colors

Zella Cece High Waist Open Knee Leggings$42.90 ($65 after sale)

Vince Corbin Slip-On Sneaker$129.90 ($195 after sale) 7 colors

lulu dk Love Letters Spinning Initial Necklace$44.90 ($68 after sale)

adidas Tubular Viral 2 Sneaker$74.90 ($99.95 after sale) 2 colors

Drybar Tressed to Impress Collection$154 ($225 value…the flat iron itself is $150!)

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This past weekend Jacob and I were lucky enough to spend the evening with my friend and amazing photographer, Alex. Since graduating from The University of Iowa this spring (Go Hawks!), Alex has been diving into her photography full force. Check out her website here!

I wore this dress last year for graduation and was so excited to wear it again. While my dress is no longer available, I linked some similar dresses along with accessories below.

  

While I’m a little late for graduation ideas, white or ivory are great to keep in mind because they will look good with any cap and gown. Obviously black is a classic choice as well. A white shift dress like the ones below are perfect for a wedding shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner…you get the idea.

  1. Lord & Taylor Scalloped Lace Shift Dress
  2. Kohl’s Lace Shift Dress
  3. Kohl’s Lace Shift Dress – Additional sizes
  4. Earrings
  5. Bracelet
  6. Sandals

To see the second outfit we wore, click to Alex’s post here.

(Alex’s magical unicorn photos versus the iPhone) Thanks for such a fun evening, Alex!

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It’s time for the #NSale! Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale is always amazing, but make sure you hop on things FAST! I know in the past I’ve let items sit in my cart overnight and they’re gone the next morning. I kept my top picks under $50 for ya so you can snag a few extra things. Now, let’s shop:

  1. Decker Lace-Up Sandal
  2. Oracle Drop Earrings
  3. Movement Trail Blazer Tank
  4. Small Pineapple
  5. Jet Set Travel Card Case
  6. Cat Eye Gradient Sunglasses
  7. Denim Shorts
  8. Textured Stripe Slipdress
  9. Good Vibes Sweatshirt
  10. Home State Glass Coasters
  11. Getdown Sandal

I tried to keep it to 10 but had to sneak in one extra! I’m getting the shorts because I don’t have a denim pair and am thinking about the slip dress. Also considering the pineapple because who doesn’t need a rose gold pineapple?

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