#NSale Try On & Review – Round 2

Nordstrom sale best picks

ASTR Sweater Tank | Trouve Faux Leather Leggings | Stuart Weitzman Boots (old), similar Here | Hat

This is a great outfit for cooler summer nights and to transition into fall.  For cooler temps add a jacket.

Sweater Tank Info: I love the color of this!  It is a little see thru, but hardly.  I meant to put on a bandeau but then forgot in the madness of all the pictures.  A tank would also work under it for more modesty.  I am wearing a medium in this top.  It doesn’t run small, I just wanted a looser fit.

Legging Info: These are a fun design.  These are that middle ground between a traditional legging and shiny leather leggings.  They run small, size up!

Nordstrom anniversary sale best picks

Leith Sweater | Topshop Tank | Paige Jeans | Vince Camuto Booties

Sweater Info: I love a soft cozy sweater!  This one is soooooo soft!  I completely love the color of this!  This sweater is oversized.  I am wearing my normal size in tops/sweaters (size small).  For a closer fit you can go down 1 size.

Jeans Info: LOVE these solid blue dark denim skinny’s!  It’s so hard to find solid blue denim without all the fading.  The fit is great, Paige is great for girls with rounder butts and smaller waist.  I don’t have to keep pulling my jeans up.  Run true to size, wearing my normal size (27).  These are the only designer jeans on the sale under $100, these are a great deal!

Booties Info: Great staple bootie!  These go with everything and love the color so much!  And so comfortable!  Wearing my normal shoe size.

Nordstrom anniversary sale best picks

BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket | Topshop Tank | Topshop Denim Skirt | Adidas Sneakers

Love the look of wearing a sneaker with skirts and dresses.  Give a fun casual look.  And my feet always thank me at the end of the day!

Jacket Info: Love the color, so unique!  The style is super fun.  I love jackets like this because it makes an outfit so easy.  Throw on jeans, a tee and this jacket and you are dressed!  Runs normal, wearing a small.

Skirt Info: They style of this made me feel a little ‘school girl-ish’.  But I like that it is something different outside what I typically wear.  I normally buy a us6 in all Topshop, but ordered a us8 in this skirt because I thought I would need the extra room for my bootie.  Well, it was huge!  I have this skirt clipped in the back to look normal.  I need to exchange it for the us6.

Sneakers Info: Love an all white sneaker!  It’s so fresh and polished.  The sizing recommended sizing 1 whole size down, so I ordered a 7.5 (my normal size is 8.5).  The 7.5 is to small, I need to exchange for an 8.  But even at 1/2 size to small I can tell how comfortable they are.

Nordstrom anniversary sale best picks

Fur Vest | Frame Denim, similar on #nsale | top is old, similar Here | Vince Camuto Shoes  (more colors!) | Quay Sunglasses

I love a light color scheme for fall and winter.  Everything tends to be heavy, darker colors.  It’s so fresh to switch it up to a white & blush look.

Vest Info: This fur vest is so beautiful!  I love the length so much.  Gorgeous color!  It really is a statement piece.  Wearing my normal size in tops (small).

Pump Info: I love these Vince Camuto pumps.  They did them in a sandal version in this exact color for spring.  I loved those too!  I’m so excited they did them for fall.  They come in more colors!  I already ordered the wine color, thinking I might need the black too (eek!).  Wearing my normal shoe size.

Nordstrom anniversary sale best picks

B.P. Jacket | Topshop Tank | Paige Jeans | Rag & Bone Booties | Leopard Scarf

Jacket Info: Can’t ever go wrong with an army green jacket!  Think of army green as a neutral, it can go with pretty much anything.  This jacket is lightweight and is great with the sleeves rolled with shorts in the summer.  Or like this in the fall.  This jacket runs big, I sized down to an XS.

Jeans Info: LOVE these solid blue dark denim skinny’s!  It’s so hard to find solid blue denim without all the fading.  The fit is great, Paige is great for girls with rounder butts and smaller waist.  I don’t have to keep pulling my jeans up.  Run true to size, wearing my normal size (27).  These are the only designer jeans on the sale under $100, these are a great deal!

Booties Info: I have been wanting a classic pair of Rag & Bone booties for a looooong time.  With them being $165 off I decided to pull the trigger and treat myself!  I know these are a pair of booties that are a classic shape and color and will last me forever.  The color in person is a cool tones neutral.  Very pretty!

Nordstrom anniversary sale best picks

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan | Madewell Tee | Zella Leggings

Took this picture a few days ago while unpacking.  I love to dress up and have fun with clothes.  But I love my loungewear just as much!

Cardigan Info: Softest thing ever!!!!  I purchased this at the sale on the first day and I have worn it every single day. (not joking!)  I wear it when I wake up, at night before bed.  One night I actually slept in it.  Obviously I’m in love!  I’m wearing the xs/s

Leggings Info: Zella leggings are my favorite go to leggings for years.  Every year at the sale I pick up another pair or 2.  They are extremely comfortable, wide waistband and they hit at the perfect spot.   They are not to thick or to thin, they are just perfect.  I’m wearing a size small.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide :: Now Open to Everyone!!!

The day has finally arrived!!!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the biggest sale of the year!!!  The sale is now open to everyone!!  This is brand new pre-fall merchandise on sale!!  And it doesn’t last long, prices on all of this merchandise goes back up to full price on August 8th!

You can check out my favorite sale items and my #nsale best of beauty.

Here are some items I got from the sale.  I love to get high quality classic pieces (like a leather jacket, skinny jeans, boots & booties) on sale.  I know I will wear them a ton, so I am getting a better bang for my buck.

#nsale best picks

Trouve Leather Jacket | Frame Denim, similar on the #NSale | Isola Booties | Scarf

#nsale best picks

Lush Top (comes in tons of colors!) | Paige Denim | Vince Camuto Booties | Givenchy Bag (not on the sale)

#nsale best picks

Topshop Sweater | Topshop Tank | AG Legging Jeans | Rag & Bone Booties

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Trouve Cold Shoulder Sweater | Paige Denim | Vince Camuto Shoes

#nsale best picks

Leith Faux Leather Skirt | Rag & Bone Sweater | Stuart Weitzman Booties (more colors!) | Necklace

#nsale best picks

Frame Top | Paige Denim | Vince Wedges

Obsessed With Flares

flare jeans

Frame Denim, Dupe for $44 | ASTR Top | Via Spiga Wedges | Celine Bag | Hat | Necklace | Earrings | Bracelet Set | Celine Sunglasses

I am so happy that flare and bootcut jeans are making a strong come back!  My butt and hips need the balance of a wider leg jean.  Wearing a darker flare jean will make your butt and hips look smaller, add a tall heel and you look much taller!

These wedges are currently on the #nsale and are so soft and comfortable I felt like I was wearing slippers all day.  No joke!  And I had them on my feet for more than 10 hours.  They also come in 3 other colors, I really love the nude color too!

**Mark you calendars: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to everyone tomorrow!!!  They also restock items that have already sold out.  Check early tomorrow if you are looking for a sold out item, because it will sell out again quickly.
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Big Life Changes

life changes

Chelsea28 Dress | Shoes (similar) | Belt (similar) | Earrings | Bracelet Set | Ring

There has been so many big changes in our lives the last 2 months! We have moved out of Chicago to Tampa. We are officially Tampa residents!!

A little back story: I have been wanting to move back to Tampa really bad for years. I moved from Tampa to Chicago 10.5 years ago. I loved the area we lived in, I love the people and I love the food. It was a great place to live. But it never felt like home to me. Every time I came back to Tampa to visit my family, Tampa felt like home.

For 2 years John and I have been seriously talking about moving to Tampa. We knew the timing had to be right for this move to happen. With 2 young kids we can’t just pick up and throw our stuff into a car, drive down and figure it out when we get there. Everything had to be right for this move to be possible.

For 2 years John has been looking for jobs in Tampa and nothing has worked out. We started to wonder if this was ever going to happen for us. Our kids get older every year (obviously!) and I was starting to think our window of perfect timing for them was closing. I wanted to move when they were young enough that it is easy to start over.

Then… 2 months ago I was offered my dream job!
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