I braved the crowds yesterday - and seriously have never seen anything like it in CO! I went to opening day of the Anniversary Sale last year in Chicago, but figured that was just how the shopping experience was there most of the time. When it comes to shopping in CO people usually don't get too crazy over department store sales, especially on a Thursday morning in the middle of summer. I think we are such an active state and people prefer to get in and get what they need and get out, or shop online. But yesterday was insane! No parking anywhere (11:00 am) at our biggest mall with miles of parking, long lines at each dressing room, and long lines waiting for each register... an absolute mad house, but I loved it! Thankfully, I have made friends with the sweetest girl who is doing a styling internship at Nordstrom and she pulled a few things she thought I would like before I got there because I would definitely have missed something!
I had planned on walking you through my purchases on my instagram stories, but I felt awful taking my time and chattering away on my phone while the line was out the door for a room, so will go through my picks here!
I thought this dress would be perfect for our trip to Europe next month! It is super comfy and plan on wearing it with sandals and wedges!
Last year a bought a similar blush top at the Anniversary Sale and wore the heck out of it. Blush is my favorite color so probably have a few too many of them, but they always get worn and this one is under $50 and gorgeous fabric so knew I wanted to try it asap!! I am wearing a small, but ordered the XS for size reference.
Obviously needed a blush pump to match - and these are so comfy $79.90!!
I don't work in a formal office setting anymore, but if I did, this dress would have been my first purchase! The fit is amazing. I love when a shift is just the right amount of tailored and the ruffle trim is so pretty. Sitting here trying to find a reason I need to get this dress now... hmmm.
I am a sucker for a cute graphic tee and this "Pardon My French" tee $25.90 was too cute to pass up! I have the old version of this blazer (5 years going strong!), it is such a great staple/investment piece and it and right now it is almost 50% off. These jeans may have been my favorite purchase! Because I am on the shorter side (5'3) it is hard for me to find jeans that hit exactly where I want and I love the frayed edge on these!
The piece I get the most questions about is a good leather jacket! So the sale is a great time to splurge on a great leather jacket or find an adorable faux! I did not love the fit on this one, a little long and big in the shoulders. I wanted to try this one $64.90, but could not find it in store so will be ordering online! I like a more cropped/fitted look. Also like this one, and this one.
I was so excited to try this dress $65.90 on because I saw it online and finally found it in the store. It was a little long on me, but is a great now and later dress! Buy now, wear with wedges and wear later with boots! I am wearing a small here.
I love the fit of this top $69.90. Perfectly cropped and the bell sleeve isn't too outrageous like some bell sleeves can be and the floral print is just so pretty.
This top $58.90 was my surprise purchase! I walked by it a few times not thinking it was for me and decided to give it a shot... Honestly it reminded me of Cher in Clueless, but once I put it on I loved it! It also comes in navy with stripes (but sold out in the store I was at), and maroon and white. I am wearing an xs for size.
Let me know if there is anything else you would like me to cover specifically! I will continue to update the Anniversary Sale Shop above! Have a great weekend!
There is always a lot of hype around the "Anniversary Sale" and that is because it is one of the biggest sales of the year put on by Nordstrom. If you have been following for a while, you know that I am Nordstrom lover - and the Anniversary Sale offers a chance to preview and grab fall staples at a fraction of the price... score!! Early access for Nordstrom card holders begins today - July 20th and is open to the public after that through August 6th (but the hot items go quick!!). I will be updating my Anniversary Sale Shop at the top of the page throughout the sale so be sure to check back! And tomorrow will have a few shots from my try-on session and picks today.
I rarely talk about beauty products because my makeup routine is pretty simple (and boring honestly). But the makeup that I wear, I love and buy over and over again and I always stock up on this time of year.
Even at 29, I still think in terms of school years (the new fall season). Although makeup is not typically a priority, I always love stocking up on fresh new palettes like this one, this one and this one which are pretty much all you need! And a fresh new scent and an oldie but goodie every year. I love this perfume by Tory Burch and I have worn Daisy by Marc Jacobs since my wedding (almost two years ago).
I have been a Bobbi Brown girl since I learned what makeup was. I love Bobbi's (I pretend like I actually know her) natural and effortless style. On a typical day I wear this moisturizer with SPF ($46), this blush ($28), this mascara ($28), a little of this bronzer ($46), and lip gloss ($26). These anniversary sale sets offer beautiful combinations with the makeup that I usually wear, but also throw in some fun new colors that I wouldn't think to use on a daily basis. I love that this set has everything you need for a great smokey eye - Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye mascara is my second favorite after Bobbi Brown Extreme Party (I like that it can be layered on and wont clump).
Have a fantastic week friends and let me know what else you would like me to cover! The sale lasts until August 7th.
I don't usually like to think about summer ending or fall clothing until the last possible moment - it really bums me out.... except during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It is Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year and they preview all of their incoming fall items at big discounted prices (and make the inevitability of fall coming just around the corner not so bad).
The early access sale is in full swing and is available to Nordstrom Card holders for two more days. After the 21st the anniversary sale will be available to everyone through August 7th.
I love that all of these dresses are easy transition pieces and won't be forgotten about in the closest from now until fall. This blush dress is under $25 and comes in 10 colors - I plan on wearing it with sandals now and booties, then tights boots and a jacket into the fall (such an easy piece!). This cold shoulder shift is adorable, comfy, and really flattering (under $30).
This is also the time that I stock up on work dresses. This fuscia bow dress is perfect for meetings, or tea with the girls - there are only a few sizes left (under $100). And although I am typically more drawn to color in my wardrobe, even I can't deny a classic LBD. This little black dress is great for going for from meetings to date night or a cocktail party (under $100).
I will be sharing a few more roundups over throughout the sale, let me know if there is something you have your eye one and would like me to cover.
(to shop, click the picture of the dress above or below).