I want to remind everybody about the super fun contest that is currently going on!
And I’ve changed the prize to a $100 Nordstrom gift card!
(It was $50 before.)
I know it takes effort to take pics of yourself and get them to me,
but hopefully the $100 Nordstrom gift card is worth it!
I will put some specific picks in my post on Monday, but I realized this morning that I hadn’t talked about the kid’s shoes that are on sale at Nordstrom right now!
Click HERE for all kid’s shoes,
and then narrow your search by size and gender!
It’s a GREAT time to order new shoes for the kids!
Dang those kids always outgrowing their shoes!!!! 🙂
*Update on the shirt:
On Sunday, the shirt went completely out of stock in all 10 colors. On Monday morning it was re-stocked in 4 colors, and then by the afternoon there were 6 colors.
I immediately got online and ordered the black one for myself.
When I ordered it, I saw it was on back-order until mid September.
I didn’t care (not like I’m going to be wearing the shirt until after that anyway), so I went ahead and ordered it anyway. Well, last night I got an e-mail that it has already been shipped!
If you think you want the shirt, I would go ahead and get it asap. If they sell out again, I’m not sure they will re-stock it again until after the sale is over. And the price goes up $20 after the sale.
Click HERE for the shirt.
Remember to order 1 size down.
I had every intention this week of naming a new MUST HAVE: A boot for Fall 2013.
So, here’s my crazy on display for all to see…
I really really REALLY put a lot of thought into what I’m going to name a MUST HAVE.
When I name something a MUST HAVE, I want that to carry a certain weight with it.
I don’t want to over use the label at all.
When you hear it, I want you to know that I mean it.
I also want to try to keep MUST HAVE items under $100.
I’m not saying I will never name a must have that’s over $100, but if I
do name a MUST HAVE over $100, you will know I’ve given it careful
See what I mean? I’m crazy. Some (hello, hubby) might say I tend to over-think things.
I actually get a little nervous before giving something the MUST HAVE title.
If I have readers spending their hard-earned money on something, I want it to be worth it for them!
I have received TONS and TONS of feedback from you ladies about the wedges and the denim jacket. All of your feedback has confirmed for me that MUST HAVE status was totally deserved for both items. You are all wearing the heck out of the wedges and the jacket and think they were definitely worth the money.
And I imagine I’m going to get the same feedback about the newly named MUST HAVE shirt too!
That was all background to tell you the following:
lean towards more classic looks.
If an item isn’t MUST HAVE worthy, but it still meets certain criteria,
it will be considered a STYLE STAPLE.
I’m not saying that you HAVE TO HAVE them.
But I am saying that the item is going to be one of MY wardrobe staples, and if you like it enough, maybe it will become one of YOUR wardrobe staples too!
Miz Mooz West Boots.
Love the color, love the wedge, love the side zip, LOVE the detail on the back, love the quality of the leather.
In case I wasn’t clear,
I love them.
UPDATE ON THE BOOTS:
I have received lots of e-mail on these boots today.
Most of you are professing your undying devotion to these boots! 🙂
However, I’ve received 2 e-mails today from readers who although they LOVED these boots, were having to return them because they wouldn’t zip up over their calves.
I have never thought about calf size before, but there’s been lots of conversation about calf size surrounding tall boots.
So, I measured mine, and my calves are 13 inches.
I still have some room in them, so I imagine a 14 inch calf would fit just fine.
If your calf is over 14 inches, these might not work for you.
Just something to consider!
Nordstrom has a great return policy, so you could always return them, but if you don’t have a Nordstrom close to you I know that returning is a pain.
Anyway, just wanted to give this calf size disclaimer.
Click HERE for the boot.
I hope you are appropriately impressed with my dedication.
therefore, it’s being named one of MY Fall Style Staples!
Click HERE for the boot.
And if you are curious, since “FALL STYLE STAPLE” is a new title, I thought you might want to know the other things that I’ve purchased over the last couple of months that I’m also declaring as my Fall Style Staples! Again, these are items that I have no doubt I will be wearing like crazy!
My Vigoss jeans (found HERE).
I know that a lot of you were upset that you waited to get these jeans until too late, and then you found out that your size was sold out. Well, good news! They have now re-stocked in 2 sizes! Fingers crossed it’s the size you need!
I seriously can’t say enough about these jeans.
And they are on sale for only $38!!!
If you can’t find these exact Vigoss jeans in your size, click HERE for other Vigoss options.
My nude wedges (found HERE) in Bisque.
I know these are going to be fall staples, because I’ve already worn them quite a bit this summer.
I’m going to go ahead and add one more pair of jeans to my STAPLES list.
The Kut from the Kloth dark wash skinny jeans
(found HERE) at anniversary sale prices.
There are only 2 reviews on them so far.
One 5 star review, which I totally agree with.
One 1 star review, which makes me laugh. That girl is bitter. 🙂
The brown wedge boots (found HERE).
In the fall, I wear jeans around 5/7 days per week, so I definitely need a couple of favorites.
No doubt these are going to be my favorite pairs this year!
And I also found a great jean option for those of you that aren’t a fan of skinny jeans.
Click HERE for some Kut from the Kloth boyfriend jeans!
They are part of the Anniversary Sale too!
In the store they only had sizs 0, 6, 8, 12.
I put the 6 on just to get an idea, and although they were too big, I could tell that I would love them.
They looked they would be the perfect amount of “boyfriend”.
Some reviews say to buy a size down, so I couldn’t tell if I would need a 2 or a 4. Read the reviews and see what you think.
One reviewer said:
budget-friendly denim option. Very stretchy material, so I think I will
exchange for a smaller size just to accommodate the stretch of daily
wear. The bagginess is just right, it doesn’t look slouchy or hoodlum-y;
just the touch of insouciance I was looking for. Highest
Last Friday I guest posted over at my friend Shanna’s blog Because Shanna Said So.
I know this is probably weird to you non-bloggers out there, but it was a post I was really proud of, and I realized I wanted a particular picture from that post on my blog too!
Click HERE for the entire post.
(It’s about styling wardrobe staples through all the seasons.)
If you have little girls that love jewelry, check out Kelly’s Korner to see some DARLING necklaces that can be custom made for you and/or your girls by one of her friends!
Click HERE for Shay’s lemonade pie. OH MY. YUM!
I don’t even like coffee, and THIS post from my friend Cassie made me want this piece of equipment.
And she debuted her new cute and sassy bob HERE.
Do you need a good laugh? Well, let me tell ya, Melanie over at Big Mama posted an old video of her daughter, and it is PURE GOLD.
Click HERE to start your day with a smile.
I’ve received no less than 10 e-mails from readers this week asking
about boots made for wider calves. If you have a wider calf and have a
boot that you love, please sound off in the comments!
Next week, get ready for Christmas in July!
I’ve found all of the best stuff at the Nordstrom anniversary sale that is perfect for Christmas gifts!
ONE MORE THING.
AND THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT.
Please go HERE and vote for my blogger friend Alison (from Get Your Pretty On).
She is in the running to win a Wallis wardrobe and a getaway to Miraval Spa in Ariona!
It would me a lot to me if you voted for her!
She deserves this!
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND FRIENDS! 🙂