best of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

Okay guys, this is it!  The Nordstrom anniversary sale is live for everyone now, and I have rounded up all the best items that are still in stock.  I’ve done my homework on most of these items, trying them on and/or checking them out in-store and they get two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me!

Make sure and check Nordstrom often today as many pieces will be restocked for the general public sale.

 Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

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one dress: day to night.

One dress two ways

Day look: Dress. Bag. Flats. (similar.) Sunglasses.  Night look: Dress. Bag. Sunglasses. Wedges. (similar.)

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You know what I love about summer?  Getting dressed is so much simpler.  Well, simpler in some ways.  For a layers girl, like me, it can be trickier to feel put together.  But on the other hand, dresses.  Dresses are fashion’s gift to summer.  They can be so simple, and yet, you always look a little more put together when you put on a dress.  I picked up this pretty lightweight dress the other day while shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  At the time I thought it would be so perfect for fall paired with riding boots or booties, but then I decided I didn’t want to wait that long because it totally works for a summer dress too.

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I also love that it’s a looser silhouette, up until this summer I had almost nothing in my closet like it, but I’ve been adding some pretty drop waist dresses and I just love how easy and casual they are.  I love the fit on this one.  It looks super short on the model, but for a petite girl like me, it works great and goes all the way to my knees.  I actually tried it on layered with jeans in-store and I can’t wait to wear it like that during the fall (or maybe just on one of our many lame cold summer days lately.) It’s super cute.  If I were taller, it would totally work at a tunic.

I thought it would be fun to show how simple and easy this dress transitions from  day to night, even in the summer when I don’t want to add any extra layers.  (Like a jacket or sweater.)

For the day look, I paired it with some comfy cognac flats, and this great cross body bag I picked up for under $40.  Double benefit-the strap on the bag tucks in to become a clutch.  So all you have to do is throw on a pair of tall wedges and voila`, date night.   casual dress with wedges 6

PS. this is the last day to shop early access on the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  Flood gates open to everyone else tomorrow, so if you’re a cardholder and there’s something you’ve been stalking, consider yourself warned. ;-)

favorite dresses from the sale:

lovely in lace.

lovely lace tunic with gingham flats

Lace Tunic: Nordstrom. (super similar dress here.) Jeans: Nordstrom.(favorite brand)  Shoes: JCrew Factory. Bag: Kate Spade. (c/o) Sunglasses: Kate Spade. (super similar here and here.)

white lace tunic denim and flowers lace tunic with jeans and hydrangeas lace tunic with jeans lace tunic nordstrom anniversary sale

Here’s what I think.  Every woman should feel great in her clothes.  Do you want to know something about me?  I’ve never really loved my body, for a number of reasons.  (Blah, blah we all have body issues right?)  Not to get vapid on you… But I was thinking yesterday how unfair I am to myself.  I didn’t pick these short legs and flat chest, or thicker arms.  But that’s what I’ve been given, and no matter how much I workout, these legs aren’t getting any longer.  But even shorty 4’11” (almost) me deserves to feel good in my clothes, and like a grown up, even if I wasn’t born with that ideal supermodel, or even just 5’6″ looks perfect in skinny jeans body.

I do.

And so do you.

Screw perfect.  If you find something you love to wear, that makes you feel lovely, then you just wear your heart out of it.  When I feel lovely, I stand a little taller (needed), I do better at whatever I’m doing (whether its meeting with a brand, or just sweeping my kitchen and feeding my kids lunch.)  Yesterday I wore this top around town while I ran errands with my kids, and do you know what?  I felt lovely in it.  It put me in such a good mood.  There’s enough things to feel stressed and harried about, so I’m going to keep wearing things that make me feel lovely.  And when I find them, I’m going to share them with you.

You know, just in case you want to feel lovely too…

BTW, this top sold out so super fast, BUT(!) I found this dress and it is so similar, and completely lovely.  If you’re taller than me, you can totally get the tunic with jeans look, and if you’re short like me, a new knee length dress!  I bought it in the navy print because it’s so pretty on and super comfy.

Also, just in case you’re shopping the Nordstrom sale lately (like we all are)  I ordered something online yesterday and just went in and picked it up in store.  So quick and easy!  It’s totally changing my shopping game.  I should also note, just in case you aren’t aware, that Nordstrom always gives you free shipping.  (Yet another reason we all want to kiss Nordstrom…)

Also, a totally separate note:  please help me pick!

Which olive jacket should I order?

Number 1, or Number 2??

Happy Hump-day everyone.  2 more days till the weekend!

white lace tunic skinnies and fun flats

Favorite Nordstrom Anniversary sale tops:

#nsale: under $100.

distressed jeans and a tan sweater from Nordstrom

Sweater. Jeans. Tee. (all under $100)  Booties. Bag. Sunglasses.

Last week, someone asked me if I could round-up the affordable options from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I was thrilled because there are so many amazing ones this year.  Scroll down to the bottom to see all the great pieces for under $100.  (And there are tons of them for under $50 as well.)  Stuff is selling out fast so make sure and snatch up something if you love it.

Happy Monday everyone!

long tan sweater with open toe booties tan sweater distressed jeans from the nordstrom sale nordstrom anniversary sale under 100 tan sweater and denim nordstrom sale basics

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