What’s that you say?
Short and sweet? From Sheaffer?
It’s hard to believe.
But it’s true.
This is just a random outfit I wore last week, but it contains two of my favorite pieces of jewelry, and a SUPER SPARKLY new pair of sandals that I’m loving!
I ordered them after just seeing them online and was really hoping I’d love them. And I do!
They are true to size, and they are really comfy (after about an hour or so of breaking them in). The band across the toes was stiff for just a bit, but after wearing them around the house while cooking dinner, they were good to go!
Get The Look For Yourself.
I’ve got some other green shirt options for you since mine is old.
Just click on what you are interested in.
I love me some Kelly Green!
I ordered the off the shoulder number for myself, and it should be in later today! As you can see above, just sub it for the shirt I’m wearing, and you’ve got yourself a super cute outfit!
I thought it would be fun with simple jewelry and flat sandals for a casual look.
I also think it will look great with tall wedges and lots of gold jewelry piled on for a dressier look!
That’s it for today!
See, short and sweet!
I couldn’t do it.
I wrote the above post (it WAS short and sweet), and then I realized I needed to start my prep work with ya’ll for the big sale coming up…so here goes…
Has Nordstrom named me their special Anniversary Sale correspondent? Um, no.
Have I named myself? Why yes. Yes, I have.
I’ve been trying to think of ideas to make shopping the sale this year extra fun….
and extra easy for all of you…..and I feel like as a Special Correspondent (even if it is a self-imposed title) that I have certain responsibilities I need to fulfill.
So, today is all about educating everybody about the sale.
If you don’t know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I have three words for you.
BLESS. YOUR. HEART.
(Like think tall leather boots that are normally $299 on sale for $199. And they have items available at all price points.)
Fall items? In July?
I remember that I used to think it was weird too….to shop for fall jackets and boots in July……when it’s still 100 degrees outside….. but now I don’t question it.
I EMBRACE IT.
And you should too.
Because listen, if you don’t embrace it, you will be spending a lot more money for those EXACT SAME ITEMS in the fall.
So, you might as well just hop on the Anniversary Sale train and enjoy the ride.
Here are the details:
How am I going to do that?
With a little thing I’d like to call the Inside Scoop Group, which you may remember from last year.
(I wish I could take credit for that name, but it was all Andrea.)
I have childcare all lined up and will be all sorts of ready to go.
So, I will head to Nordstrom on the morning of the 9th to start trying on everything I can get my hands on and photographing it all for the blog! Then, by 8:00 that evening (maybe earlier!), I will start posting some of my finds on Facebook!
( So, you realllllllly need to make sure you are following me on Facebook!)
Hopefully I’ll find a lot of use for this graphic from last year.
Remember, I used it only on my very favorite items!
So, here’s the timeline for the first several days of EARLY ACCESS.
Mark your calendars ladies.
Thursday July 9th at 12;00 a.m.
I will have a post up when the sale goes live with some of the things I know y’all are going to want highlighted. I know some of you crazies either wake up the second it goes live (or never go to sleep).
And I’ve gotta say, you are my people.
There will be several items that you won’t need to try on or see solid reviews on such as the striped blardigan, the Kate Spade glitter studs (I can’t believe they weren’t pictured in the catalog!), Kendra Scott pieces, make-up sets, etc. I will have live links to what my favorite items are from the catalog to make it easy for you so you aren’t browsing through hundreds and hundreds of items and trying to beat the online crowds!
I will start posting pictures of myself in items on facebook!
I will also start posting photographs of me trying stuff on and reviewing the items on the actual blog!
Friday July 10th by around 5:00 a.m.
There will be a full blog post up with all of my FIRST FINDS!
Now, as I continue to shop, I will continue to add items over the next couple of weeks. But this first post will be pretty dang comprehensive!
I have some regular posts sprinkled in, but I will continue to highlight new Anniversary Sale items as I find them!
July 17th – Sale Goes Live for Non-Cardholders
I will have a post go live at midnight…the very second the sale is open to the public!
It will be a comprehensive review of everything I’ve highlighted so far to make shopping as easy (and non heart-attack inducing) as possible. 🙂
July 18th-August 2nd
Again, there will definitely be some normal posts throughout this time, but I also have LOTS OF FUN planned for the sale.
Like I mentioned earlier, I will be doing the Score Report again where one of you lucky ladies will win a $250 gift card to Nordstrom to use during the sale! So, get ready to send in the pics of you wearing your new items!
I’ll be honoring another Special Mama and we will shop the sale together! Just like I did last year with Candace, which is still one of my favorite days EVER.
So, start thinking of some moms that you want to nominate.
(Nominations are not open yet, but just start thinking!)
The nominated moms need to be the mom of a child with special needs (because we want to honor these special mamas and all of their work!), and this time the mom needs to be local! I will post dates that will be shopping date options for us, but the winner will need to be able to be in either Dallas or McKinney that day for us to shop our faces off together!
The amount of shopping $$ will be announced later! 🙂
Also, if you have a small business and have already contacted me in the past about me doing a review for your product, I know I told you to contact me again when it was time for this giveaway! So, now is the time! I’m going to start working on the giveaway package for the mom, and I want to know who is still interested in participating!
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Special Mama Giveaway.”
I will do another Santa Alerts post where I highlight items that I think would make great Christmas gifts (just like last year)!
I’ll of course continue to highlight items throughout the sale as I find them!
If you’re not a cardholder, you can start making your list (by item #) of what you are going to hopefully snag once the sale goes live for non-cardholders! And actually, I’ve heard that the technology on the site might be better this year. And even if you aren’t a cardholder, you might be able to add items to your wish list (or even to your cart?) to make purchasing faster and easier the day you get access! Fingers crossed this is true!
(I’ll let you know what hashtag I decide on after I pick one!)
Plus, you need to be taking pics of yourself in your items, because of the SCORE REPORT contest (just like last year) where you send me pictures of yourself in the items, and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for a Nordstrom Gift Card that you can spend during the sale!
Please know that I am going to do everything I can to make shopping this sale as easy and fun as possible for all of you ladies!
I will mainly be highlighting clothes for us ladies,
but I will also spend 1 or 2 days highlighting things for the hubbies and the kids.
(I know I like to get some back to school items, especially shoes!, for my little guy every year.)
So you already saw this picture of me and my excitement over the striped blardigan.
While wearing my ombre blardigan.
The striped blardigans will be $60.90, and if history repeats itself, these babies
will fly off the shelves.
Here are some other items that caught my eye.
I’ve noted the sale price first, and then the regular price after.
There are of course TONS of other items that I can’t wait to get my hands on and try on!
Don’t worry. I got this.