Actually I have two announcements. Do you want the good news or the bad new first?
Let’s start with the bad news.
There’s no Bachelorette recap this week
I know. I’m sorry.
But I had tons of play dates, a girl’s night out, a mall trip for Shopping With Sheaffer and Shay (on the blog tomorrow), lots of snuggling and cartoon watching, and family time at night……and I just couldn’t make it happen this week.
Sorry Girls! I plan to be back next week with a recap!
Here’s the good news.
Has Nordstrom named me their special Anniversary Sale correspondent? Um, no.
Have I named myself? Why yes. Yes, I have.
Andrea – make me a badge or something so it looks official.
Maybe I need a sash.
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.
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.
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:
ever goes live to the public, so that’s what makes early access so
How am I going to do that?
With a little thing I’d like to call the Inside Scoop Group.
(I wish I could take credit for that name, but it was all Andrea.)
|(graphic created by my super talented friend Andrea, idea for the group courtesy Shay! i love my friends!)|
will be shopping the sale AS SOON AS THE DOORS OPEN on Thursday the 10th.
I have childcare all lined up and will be all sorts of ready to go.
You remember this lady? The “Open Open Open” lady? Yeah, that’ll be me.
So, I will shop on Thursday the 10th, and by 8:00 that evening, I will start posting some of my finds on both the blog and facebook!
The blog post will be updated throughout the evening, and by Friday at noon there will be a full post up of the things that I have found so far.
And 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!
That way, but the time July 18th rolls around, you are already going to know what items you are going to want to start throwing in your cart like a mad woman!
From July 10th – July 17th, I will definitely be posting some Anniversary Sale items, but I will also have a couple of normal posts sprinkled in since only card-holders will have access to the sale.
And then the first Friday when the sale goes live for everybody (July 18th), my post will go live at 12:00 a.m. that morning so you can start shopping it ASAP!
Like you can have a quick power nap that night, and then set your alarms for 12:00 a.m. to make sure you get everything you want.
What? You wouldn’t ever consider doing that?
Yeah, neither would I.
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 girls,
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 for my little guy every year.)
I will start by posting my favorite things that I’ve found…
and then I will probably highlight things by category:
boots one day
coats one day
bags one day
casual wear one day (jeans and tops)
You get the idea
I put this pic on instagram on Tuesday night approximately 12 minutes after retrieving the catalog from my mailbox, and as you can see, I had already started jotting down some of the things I was the most interested in.
And then I just grabbed a sharpie and started circling and drawing hearts around items like I was in middle school. What can I say? The catalog got my endorphins going.
Here are some pics of what I think are going to be my favorite items…
THE BLARDIGAN IS IN THE SALE! WHAT THE WHAT?
BLARDIGANS FOR EVERYBODY!
The Blardigan is going to be $59.90 on sale (regular price $90).
And remember, they make great Christmas gifts!
(And did you notice in the blardigan picture that there are Hanky Panky panties to the left? Sore.)
The Moon and Lola Engraved Bar Necklace would make a great personalized gift!
The bar necklace will be $44.90 on sale (regular price $68).
I am loving the fall color Kendra Scott earrings.
The earrings are going to be $33.90 on sale (regular price $52).
Alexandra Wedge Booties available in both black and other colors.
The boots will be $129.90 (regular price $184.95).
And lots of Nike running shoes are going to be about $30 off!
Such a great deal!
I also already have my eye on a pair of boyfriend jeans, a military green parka with a fur hood, and a pair of super expensive Stuart Weitzman boots (they are going to be $299.90 during the sale, but $475 after the sale). I just know I’m going to fall in love with those boots, but part of me is kind of hoping that I hate them. 🙂
Don’t worry. I got this.
See you back here tomorrow for Shopping With Sheaffer and Shay!
LOFT went 50% OFF EVERYTHING this morning (with the exception of Lou and Grey items).
There are lots of new items that I haven’t seen yet, but here are the items I tried on last week and loved!
I have absolutely nowhere to wear it, but I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH!
Somebody invite me somewhere where I can wear this fabulous romper!
For size reference, I was wearing a 2.
Kind of obsessed with these next couple of outfits.
Wait. That’s not true. I’m crazy obsessed with these next 2 outfits.
Click HERE for the cardigan.
For size reference, I was wearing small.
Sorry, I can’t find the exact cream shell, but there is a similar one HERE.
Did you hear that? With pockets.
I loved the fitted waist and the fullness. And I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but it has pockets. 🙂
For size reference, I was wearing a size 2.
I was wearing size 4 shorts, but I needed size 2 (they were just out in store).
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
For size reference, I was wearing a 2, so I would suggest sizing down.
Let me tell you something about these jeans. They are stupid flattering.
I think they made me look AT LEAST 5 pounds skinnier. At least.
I was super tall and super skinny in these jeans.
(FYI: I showed my hubby this picture because I wanted him to see how
tall and skinny I was in the jeans, and here’s what he said……wait
for it…….”Are those jeans on backwards?” I laughed so hard!)
For size reference, I was wearing a 4.
I needed a 4 in these shorts, so I would say they are true to size.
If you do like short shorts, these are gonna be your jam.
Note to self: apply more self tanner.
Both of these skirts come in regular and petite. I was wearing a
regular small in the striped skirt and I was wearing a petite small in
the solid color. I preferred the petite small (they just didn’t carry
the petite in the stripe in the store). These skirts were flowy and
easy and just really cute.
Is it me, or do I look like I’m 5’9″?
Click HERE for these sailor pants that also come in navy and white!
They have just the right amount of stretch in them and are also very flattering. Love the Marissa fit.
And wait! They also have jeans HERE that are the same sailor style! LOOOOVVVEEE!
And don’t forget these items since they are now 40% OFF….
My favorite khaki shorts are HERE (and they come in soooo many colors).
I have 4 pair (2 from last year, 2 from this year).
The winner of the Barrington tote is…..drum roll please…
Kelli, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will connect you with Jenny at Barrington!
You have until Sunday at 12:00 p.m. to contact me, or another winner will be chosen!
Click HERE if you aren’t Kelli but can’t stand it anymore and want one for yourself!
And remember…I think the code BLOGON might still work for free shipping!