Ladies. I think I’m going to need a taco or 7 today. In fact, I might need one every hour on the hour just to make it through. I’m exhausted, in the best possible way of course…but I just know tacos will fortify my strength and make everything better. #theyalwaysdo
I highlighted many of my favorite items yesterday (click HERE for yesterday’s post), but I’ve got MORE ITEMS today! If you’re new around these parts, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale introduces fall and winter items at a deeply reduced introductory price. The items are introduced with SALE PRICES, and then when the sale is over, the prices go back up. It’s Nordstrom’s way of encouraging us to start buying fall stuff when it is still 100 degrees outside. AND IT WORKS. Because the deals are fantastic. #andweareallsuckersforagreatdeal
So…..Turn off the t.v., get your kids a snack and tell them to go read quietly (or let’s be real, hand them an ipad! ha!), and ignore your husband for the next several minutes. GAME FACE GIRLS.
Here are the new items I tried on yesterday:
THIS sweater is one of those wardrobe basics that I think people will reach for again and again. I liked the deep forest green, but the camel and the grey also look great to me! For size reference, I’m wearing a small, so I think it’s true to size. I’m also wearing the Frye bag I spotted in the catalog, and it is STUNNING in person. The leather is such a rich deep color and is gorgeous. Sadly, it was a bit smaller than I was anticipating, and I was looking for a cross body with more room. Still, I know it will be a perfect fit for many of you!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
I showed this grey military jacket yesterday with a cream tee and some vigoss jeans, but today I’m showing it with a rust colored tee and some colored jeans. I got the tee in grey as well, and I sized up to a medium. It’s very soft and an amazing price at $15.90. (It is dry clean only, so be aware of that.) And like I said yesterday, I adore the jacket. In fact, it is in my Top 5 items from the sale! The collar is what really does it for me. 😉 I sized up to a medium (I often do in jackets), and it was an online recommendation to size up as well.
The olive jeans weren’t something I was looking for, but I’m so glad I spotted them hanging on the back of a t-shirt rack. I got a 28 in store, so I thought I was having to size up. However, online shows that the 28 is equal to a 4, and a 4 would be true to size for me. At almost 5’4″ they were long on me. I could of course cuff them, but I’m going to get them altered to a perfect ankle length. They will be great with flats, booties, and tall boots as well! These were an awesome find at $37.90!!! I loved the color mixing in this outfit: olive jeans, rust tee, grey jacket, taupe booties, and gold in the jewelry! COME ON FALL!!!!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
If you remember from yesterday, I told y’all that THIS necklace was one of my favorite items from the sale! It’s hard to tell in pictures, but the little balls are faceted and really do a great job of catching the light! See it in the below picture? So pretty!
In the below picture, I’m wearing AG SKINNY JEANS! I named an almost identical pair of AG JEANS a SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MUST HAVE earlier this year, and if you’ve been considering them, you should totally get them at this price (and go to the post HERE to see additional pics of them)! They were true to size for me, I’m wearing a 27. They fit like a glove and might be the most favorite pair of jeans you’ve ever owned. Yeah, they’re that good. They are definitely an investment, but you will wear the snot out of them, and your butt will look fantastic while doing so. 😉 Concerning the LUSH shirt, you will definitely have to wear a cami because it is VERY low cut. I’m wearing a small, so I think it’s true to size.
This outfit shows how to mix black and brown together for a simple and classic look. I love how mixing the colors makes it interesting! And you cannot get any more sassy than these boots.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Also, for those of you that LOVE, ADORE, and WANT TO MARRY your Wit and Wisdom ab-solution white skinny jeans….WELL, THEY HAVE THEM IN BLACK IN THE SALE!!!!! Click HERE! I was thrilled when I found these yesterday online, because I tried on 3 pairs of black jeans at the sale yesterday and didn’t like any of them! Boo! I know if you love the white jeans like I do, then you just put these in your cart lickity split! All Wit and Wisdom jeans in the sale found HERE (which includes a blue and a grey pair with the ab-solution technology as well)!
Here are highlights (the top of my FAVORITES list!) from yesterday’s post in case you didn’t catch it (since I don’t normally post on Thursdays). For these review pictures, I’ll just have links. Head to yesterday’s post for sizing information if you need it.
If you didn’t see yesterday’s post in it’s entirety, you should really check it out ! Lots and lots of great stuff. Other items I haven’t highlighted yet include Zella gear and Hanky Panky (my favorite is the regular rise thong)! #sorry dad And THIS is one of Chris’s favorite clothing items. He gets a new one every year, and has settled on the shady blue this year! And he loves THIS Northface jacket (he has 3 already). They are the only jackets he ever wears.
Other categories of interest: Extra special Hunter boots HERE. All UGG shoes for women HERE. All booties HERE. All tall boots HERE. All handbags and wallets HERE. All coats and jackets HERE. All beauty exclusives HERE (there’s a Clarisonic!). All jewelry HERE. All watches HERE. And I will definitely be picking up some Under Armour for the 7 year old Under Armour freak that lives with me! ????
I really hope these posts have been helpful and fun, and that you all feel good about the deals you’ve scored so far! Monday there will be a Joanna Gaines Told Me To post, so get excited!
There will be some regular posts in the next several weeks, including Bachelorette recaps of course…but there will also be MORE 2016 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE COVERAGE. I told you I would be your special correspondent, and I’m a woman of my word. 😉
Don’t forget to enter yourself into some contests I’m running over on instagram for some fun prizes! You can do so by simply tagging friends and encouraging them to follow along with all of the anniversary sale coverage on any of my anniversary sale posts! You can also do what Kim did yesterday! (Kim is a reader that has been around since the very beginning, and I now consider her a friend! Thanks for the pic, Kim!) Post pictures on instagram, tag @sheaffertoldmeto, and tag the pic #goodlordynordy. I’m hoping it will be a fun way to find other readers and see what everybody is buying!
This is one of the pics Kim posted to her ig, and look how darling she is in her Pleione shirt (it comes in tons of colors and patterns) and the same Vigoss jeans that I’ve been wearing the last 2 days! She feels like the shirt is true to size, and she sized down 1 size in the jeans just like I did!
Before you go today, I would like to open nominations for the 2016 Anniversary Sale Special Mama Giveaway! If you want to read more about why I started this giveaway series, click HERE. To see all of the previous Special Mama contests, click HERE. The winner during this giveaway needs to be local, or needs to at least be able to get to Dallas or McKinney on July 25th, because I will be shopping with the winner! We will be going on a $1,000 SHOPPING SPREE TO NORDSTROM TO SHOP THE ANNIVERSARY SALE!!!! I CANNOT WAIT to shower the winner with some extra love!
Here’s a picture of Candace, our first Special Mama winner two years ago (and the mama who inspired the giveaway). Last year I had a wonderful time with Penny, and I can’t wait to meet and treat this year’s special mom!
So here’s how you nominate a deserving mama (or yourself!):
*The mom you nominate must be the mom of a child with special needs. I have a heart for these amazing moms that give so much of themselves to help their children, and I want to honor and celebrate them!
*You must leave a blog comment on today’s post with the name of the mom you are nominating. And again, please feel free to nominate yourself. In year’s past, some people chose simply to leave a name, which is fine! Others have chosen to honor the mom they are nominating by telling a bit about their story and what makes them such a special mama!
*The winner will be chosen with a random number generator and will be announced this coming Wednesday (July 20th), so please check back to see who the lucky mama is going to be! The winner (or the person who nominated the winner) will only have 24 hours to contact me. If the winner cannot get here to go shopping on July 25th or does not contact me within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. Please only nominate people that you are pretty sure will be able to shop with me on the 25th starting at 10:00 a.m. I want to be able to shop with the mom, take her to lunch, and present here with a couple of other gifts as well! And please feel free to nominate as many ladies as you would like!
Have a wonderful weekend with your people!