I photograph and show y’all wayyyyyyyyyy more than I actually keep for myself.
I thought you all might want to see a final report of the things I’m keeping for myself now that all the dust has settled and I’ve decided what I’m taking back.
I have to say, I was SUPER impressed with this year’s sale. I absolutely love the things I’ve ended up keeping. To be honest, when I placed my orders, I thought I would be taking a lot more back than I am…but I just don’t like what I’m keeping….I really do LOVE what I’m keeping.
And I feel confident these will be staple pieces for me that I will get lots of use out of. And the prices were just too dang good.
(Remember, y’alls SCORE REPORT is going live on Friday and entries are due by tomorrow night! Make sure you send your 10 BEST pics to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Today’s post highlights the items I kept for myself…
and some of them you haven’t even seen yet!
So these first pictures were taken last Thursday.
It was almost 100 degrees outside, and I could have easily passed out.
Just kidding, I’m not.
Don’t worry, I ran back in the house and was in seasonally appropriate clothing faster than you can say HEAT STROKE.
How cute is this outfit going to be come fall?!?
I’m not going to lie, these pants make me feel SASSY.
I think the details are great, and they are super flattering.
layered shirttail sweater / ankle moto skinny jeans /
multi-strand necklace /
circle hoop earrings / grey buckle booties / ray-ban sunglasses
Not the best picture of me, but I think the pic does a nice job of showing the details of the clothes.
Here’s another look at the same outfit (indoors this time) without the fringe crossbody.
For size reference, I’m wearing a 26 in the jeans, so I suggest sizing down 1 size. They are stretchy, VERY soft, and have a very nice fitted look. I have them turned under right now on me (I’m 5’4″ and they were several inches too long), but I’m going to take them to Nordstrom and have them hemmed to an ankle length! But that’s good news for you tall girls because they will probably work for you!
I’m wearing a PETITE X-SMALL in the shirt. This year’s shirt was quite a bit longer than last year’s version. In fact, I thought it was way too long. So, I returned it and ordered the petite x-small.
I wonder if I would like the petite small fit better so it would be a bit looser? I’m not sure, but I’m VERY glad I got the petite. I like the length soooooo much better.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
So this next outfit has the same earrings, booties, and grey skinny jeans as the picture directly above! I just switched out the MUST HAVE shirt for the plaid popover, took off the necklace, and added a vest!
plaid popover / vest (black sold out, but still available in grey!) / grey stretch skinny jeans /
circle hoop earrings / grey buckle booties /
Here’s a close up of the jeans.
Again…for size reference, I’m wearing a 26, so I suggest sizing down.
I LOVE THESE JEANS. For $44.90 I’m thinking you should give them a shot also.
After I get them hemmed they are going to look great with booties and flats….but they are so fitted that they will also be perfect to tuck into tall boots!
grey stretch skinny jeans
During Sale Price: $44.90 / After Sale Price: $69
But even though the black vest is sold out, you can still get it in grey!
I loved it in grey as well when I tried it on at the store!
Insulated Vest HERE.
During Sale Price: $72.90 / After Sale Price: $109
I absolutely adore the puffy collar that conceals a hood.
I agree with the sizing recommendation to order a size up. I’m wearing a medium.
Other items in the picture are THESE ZELLA LIVE IN LEGGINGS (YES!) and THIS NIKE PULLOVER, also both part of the sale.
(I already had the leggings, and I bought the pullover in black.)
And here I’m wearing the same outfit found two pictures above, I just switched out the vest for the faux leather jacket.
faux leather moto jacket
The jacket is ONLY $63.90 right now, but will soon go up to $98!
And here’s the same outfit as above just without the jacket and with the addition of the fringe bag.
The green one I have is almost sold out, but the red seems to still have a good amount of stock.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the popover. And just so you know, when it was shipped to me it was tied in a knot like a pretzel! Like, I literally had to untie it, which is why it was so wrinkly. Sure, I could have run an iron over it before taking pictures, but I wanted to get these pictures taken before we left town, and I just didn’t have time.
This next outfit has the faux leather jacket again!
But actually, even though I love the jacket, I’m not keeping it. I got a brown leather jacket last year that I still love, and I don’t think I need this one too. Still, it’s a great jacket so I wanted to show it to you girls in case you don’t have one from last year! It’s a really great looking jacket. AND CHEAP!
white blouse (I would actually recommend THIS one over the plain white one.)/ similar necklace
white $8 earrings / ankle moto skinny jeans / grey buckle booties /
faux leather moto jacket
I recommend the patterned blouse instead because it doesn’t show wrinkles at all, and I can’t say that about the solid colors. I do suggest ordering down a size in the blouse (both solid and patterns). I’m wearing a regular x-small.
This next outfit has the grey skinny jeans again, and I went for a monochromatic look by pairing them with this grey white layered sweater, one of my absolute favorites from the sale!
layered sweater / short white necklace/ circle hoop earrings/
grey stretch skinny jeans / grey buckle booties
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the sweater. It also comes in a great burgundy and navy, and I love all 3 colors! You do have to wear a cami under this sweater because the back is the pleated sheer material.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
I ordered these next jeans due to the advice of a reader.
blouse/ cami / crossbody bag/ similar jeans with great reviews /
nude patent flats / earrings / necklace / watch
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the blouse, so I would say it’s true to size. I’m wearing a medium in the cami, so I would suggest sizing up 1 size.
This Pleione short sleeve shirt. is another favorite I’m keeping.
It’s soooooo much better than last year’s version!
I think it looks great with jeans, but it could also be worn with nice pants or a skirt for an office environment.
Click HERE for the shirt (available in 10 patterns/colors) in both regular and petite!
It’s also available in solid colors HERE (but I recommend the patterns because they don’t seem to show wrinkles, where the solid colors do.
And available in plus-size HERE!
I can’t wait for Friday for y’all to see what everybody else got! I’m going through HUNDREDS of pictures, and it’s so fun seeing what everybody ended up with!
One last thing before you go today, I’ve got Part II of Nordstrom Kid’s Clothes and Shoes.
Like I told you last week, I always buy Carter some great basics during the sale to start back to school with in the fall. And since he’s all about being cozy, a nice cozy tee and hoodie were a definite must.
If I let him, he would wear elastic waist sweatpants and knit pants every single day of his life. But I can pretty much guarantee if he has on jeans, he at least has on a cozy top!
Carter didn’t love the shoes (said they hurt the top of his feet), so we are taking them back and we’ve already ordered THESE by Stride Rite instead!
Get Carter’s Look Here:
This was his outfit from Part 1:
stripe sleeve tee / jeans / sperry boat shoe (that velcro!) / sunglasses sold out
So, the only thing I’ve ordered so far for Chris is THIS pullover.
But I received a message from a reader about THESE tees for men, and I’m thinking I might order a couple for him to try!
Sheaffer, not sure if you have posted anything for men (& I’m pretty sure I read all your posts!) but I just want your readers to know about Robert Barakett Tshirts! They are buttery soft and wash so well! They only go on sale during the anny. Sale ($38, reg. $52) so be sure to pick one up for the guy in your life!
Thanks Deanne! I think I will!
See y’all back here on Wednesday for the Bachelorette recap AND for my Santa Alert post!