Hello friends! I am so knee deep in projects and kids at my house right now it’s crazy! I need a distraction! Not that projects and kids aren’t both wonderful, but sometimes you just need a break from all that wonderful. ;) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been a fun and happy summer distraction for me. Did you all know there was a sale going on at Nordstrom? Ha. ;) Some things I ordered on-line to try a while back have come in so I’m sharing my last round of favorites from the sale! The sale ends this Sunday night and on Monday everything will be full price again. So sad. Well.. for some people. Not so much for my husband. He will be doing a major happy dance. I told him the other day when a few more new boxes arrived on our doorstep “don’t worry! I’ve ordered multiple sizes in things.. there will be returns!” He was like “um.. yeah.. not buying that anymore since every time you head to the store to return 3 things you buy 5 more. How about I ease your load and start making Nordstrom returns for you?” Me: “Hmm.. Let me think about that. Nope. Not really a fan of that plan. But you can ease my load by taking Kole to the park next time I make Nordstrom returns.. I’m open to discussing that option.”
Clearly the two of us have some compromising left to do.. ;)
(Huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post and for the amazing sale this year! Affiliate links used.)
My favorite earrings from the sale! I have the tassel earrings in a coral/orange and have loved them so much I picked up this rose gold pair on sale and also splurged on this black pair (which aren’t on sale but I know I’ll wear all the time!). The Kate Spade earrings will be such a fun simple every day pair. I have friends who have bought and also love these that are similar and on sale.
I started off the sale just buying a couple of pairs of Fall shoes but then a week later I tried on these…
You guys.. I never thought I could wear over the knee boots like this black pair. I’m short, I have thick calves.. I just didn’t think they would fit right and look good on me. But I tried on this pair on a whim and they seriously fit like a glove and are so comfortable! I absolutely LOVED them. So excited to wear them when it cools off! If you’ve been on the fence about boots like this too this is a great pair to try. They really are so flattering. I was shocked at how much I loved them!
Really cute with pants that roll up.
Or with regular length jeans. I wasn’t sure if I’d love this Ruffle Bell Sleeve Blouse because it looked kind of boxy on-line but once I tried it on I was so happy I ordered it! Looks so cute tucked a bit in the front with jeans and I love the sleeves! Comes in lots of colors.
It’s also really cute tucked in and dressed up with a skirt. This skirt was another favorite find! I knew I needed a new black skirt this Fall and I ordered two to try.. this pencil skirt from Vince Camuto and this A – line skirt I’m wearing. The pencil skirt was just too long on me and too tight on my butt! I tried 2 sizes and it still didn’t work for me. If you’re tall and thin it would be a great staple skirt! #shortpeopleproblems #bubblebuttproblems
This A-line skirt worked so much better for me. A great length and you can see in this pic it’s high waisted and while it’s fitted up top, it’s very butt friendly. So if you’re short or have had one too many BBQ’s like me this summer you’re still in good shape with this one. ;)
I mentioned in my last sale post that I was excited to try this green military jacket. Love it! I knew I would. :)
It’s thin and light weight and just really stylish and fun. A keeper for sure! And aren’t these earrings gorgeous!?
I also ordered a few of my favorite Caslon long sleeve tees on sale. They come in lots of colors and have been a favorite Fall/Winter staple of mine for years. On sale for just $19!
I love to layer them under vests or jackets. They are a great length and not too heavy or too light. Love them!
I also love Caslon’s long sleeve scoop neck cotton tee and they are marked down too. Very similar to the Crewneck tees except a bit more fitted.
Tried this one on under my new Leather Bomber Jacket.
And under this Suede Moto Jacket I bought last year. There is a darling similar suede moto jacket on sale this year too!
I ordered this cute Camo Lounge sweatshirt on-line a while ago and forgot that I had ordered it! It was such a happy surprise when it came. LOVE it! So cute and soft and on sale for just $31! Great for lounging or those cold days I’m just working from home and don’t want to clean up.
K – my favorite dress from the sale! This Asymmetrical plaid dress caught my eye when I first saw the Nordstrom catalog before the sale. I loved the look but wasn’t sure how it would fit and the material looked like it might be itchy. I was wrong! It’s a knit but so soft and incredibly comfortable! Flattering fit and I found it to be true to size. I love the sleeve length for Fall too. I’m so excited to wear it with my new over the knee boots!
Showing a little skin here (we just went from G to PG) ;) but I wanted to show you all where these boots hit my thighs (I’m 5’3 1/2 – don’t forget the 1/2). Can I just tell you another reason why I’m so excited about these boots!? There are so many days in the winter when I need to dress up (for church or other events) and my legs are white and I haven’t shaved. These boots are going to save me! No more tights or nylons! No more last minute scrambling to put on some tanning lotion or do a quick half shower shave! (Am I the only one who does this?) I’m pumped.
I was too excited to wait until Fall to wear this dress so I wore it to church last Sunday with my peep toe booties. (Got so many compliments on it!) The booties make the dress look a little more casual. Peep toe booties with skirts or a dress is such a fun look right now. I don’t love the look on me personally because like I mentioned I have short legs and thick calves, but I still do it anyway sometimes because I love my booties. :) I actually think this looks better on me…
See how a simple black heel without straps in the front elongates my legs where the booties cut them off? Little trick I learned years ago on “What Not to Wear.” (I love you Stacey and Clinton.) Short people take notes. ;)
Another fun sweatshirt I ordered that still hasn’t come yet! Sub_Urban Riot is one of my favorite brands. LOVE the way their tees and sweatshirts fit. I also ordered this Good Vibes tee that’s backordered and am patiently waiting for it to come. I love this brand for my girls too!
I got my girls two Sub_Urban tees from the sale and they love the way they fit too! El is at a dance camp this week so Ad has been running around in them. Good Morning Sunshine. :)
And how can you not love a Going Out Shirt? Especially one that’s casual enough for dinner with the family right after swimming with the family. :)
So that’s a wrap on the clothes I loved from the sale! A couple of other fun things I picked up..
As if I could pass up this cute little striped Kate Spade zipper pouch that’s on sale.. especially when it comes with mini school supplies! Be still my heart. :) I’m planning on using this to hold things in my purse. Maybe receipts I want to keep, or extra cards, or my lipstick.
And last but certainly not least.. a favorite find from the sale this year for my home decor lovers out there! Ahhh! So crazy about these throws! I saw them on-line and thought they looked nice and ordered one. When it came it SO exceeded my expectations! They are crazy soft, the perfect length, thick and warm enough but not too heavy, and darling with those tassels. But the best part? They are on sale for just $25!
So I picked up 4 more for Christmas gifts! Crazy but smart right!? I know it’s early but I love getting my Christmas shopping done before the holiday madness hits and these throws will make a PERFECT gift. Throws are great for people you want to get something nice for, but maybe don’t know as well personally to know exactly what they would want. Neighbors, friends, teachers.. everyone loves and can use a comfy throw! And these throws are heavenly. Clearly I’m a fan of tassels. :)
I styled a couple of them in my house. Love the navy in my living room!
And I have a crush on this soft pink throw in my family room! Light and bright for summer.
It has inspired pink flowers all over my house. :) Now the only problem is that I want to keep more than one! We’ll see if they actually get used for Christmas gifts or just rotated around here. Ha..
I can think of worse things.
Just don’t tell Kenny.
Linking to everything in this post and all of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below! Remember that it all turns into a pumpkin and goes full price this Sunday night. What a sale. All set for Fall and beyond!