which also means it’s the last day to get additional entries!
Make sure you see the Rafflecopter for the NEW entry options.
I added 1 new option yesterday (5 entries for following via e-mail) and 1 new option for today (even if you’ve already shared the facebook post,
you can do so one last time today for another 10 entries)!
Check Facebook at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning for the winner!!!!
(The winner has until Monday morning at 10:00 am to contact me,
or another winner will be chosen.)
Now, before I show you my #1 FAVORITE,
I’m going to do something that I wasn’t planning on doing today…
but I got a “Nordstrom Sale” e-mail in my inbox, and when Nordstrom calls, you know I answer.
I thought I would highlight some of the things that went on sale yesterday.
Look at THESE boots.
Sadly, they are out of the tan color, but they are available in grey (pictured below) and black.
They have 560 5 STAR reviews! Wow!
I imagine they’ll go fast at this price, so you better move quickly!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the detail of the straps and buckles.
Or check out these great camel colored booties HERE that are now under $100!
And here are 3 other favorites for fall at FANTASTIC SALE prices.
Tell me you don’t need that cardigan. I dare you.
The scarf is pretty much free.
And I’m dying over the caramel color bag. It’s so affordable for a bag, and it comes in black too!
open front cardigan HERE / scarf HERE/ Jessica Simpson purse HERE
(Click HERE for the entire sale if you want to take a peek at all the goods…
and then use the “narrow by” options to make your shopping easier.)
Okay…on to the countdown and the last opportunity to enter the giveaway for the
$365 NORDSTROM GIFT CARD!!!
I’ve had so much fun taking a walk down memory lane this week, showing you guys what MY favorites over the last 12 months have been.
If you missed the first day of the party, click HERE to see my military jackets.
If you missed the second day of the party, click HERE to see how I love to style a blazer.
If you missed the third day of the party, click HERE to see my 2 favorite contests.
If you missed the 4th day of the party, click HERE to see 3 of my wardrobe staples.
And now here we are!
It’s Friday, and I am finally going to share my #1 Favorite!
It’s another tie!
MY FAVORITE OUTFIT and a MUST HAVE round up!
First, my favorite outfit.
Prior to Pinterest Told Me To, I didn’t own a neutral blazer.
neutral version all over Pinterest, I was intrigued.
never imagined a neutral colored blazer could be so versatile, but my
girl Pinterest convinced me otherwise, so I bought one for myself! Pinterest is
just about as bossy as I am.
The following outfit is MY #1 FAVORITE because I think it does a perfect job of encompassing exactly what this blog is all about and how it started:
Taking an outfit I’ve pinned on Pinterest,
and using it as a jumping board to create the outfit for myself.
That’s what this blog is all about! Encouraging myself and others to step out of our fashion ruts! 🙂
The outfit was so SO simple: a neutral blazer, dark jeans, a white t-shirt, and an edgy necklace.
Thank You Pinterest!
It is sold out of the oatmeal color, but there are 4 other colors still
available (including black) and it is 50% off!
(MORE BLAZER OPTIONS BELOW.)
White t-shirt| J Crew Factory
This is my favorite white t-shirt I’ve ever owned.
Or if you just want a FANTASTIC pair of boot cut jeans for an amazing price, click HERE!
Seriously, I own these MUST HAVE jeans and they are fabulous.
If you are a loyal reader of my blog, I think you know this is my favorite necklace that I own.
It wasn’t cheap, but I wear it AT LEAST once a week every week. Totally worth the $ for me!
If you shop Stella and Dot, make sure you enter “Sheaffer Sims” as your hostess!
It comes in both regular and petites, and I love the rounded edges and the close fit.
It’s such a cute fit, and I love the striped cuffs! It’s 33% off and has wonderful reviews.
HERE is another option for fall and winter from LOFT that I AM LOVING
(this one is SERIOUSLY A GREAT OPTION)!
And check out this lightweight wool blend neutral blazer HERE! It’s 40% off too!
See it styled below with jeans, a striped tee, and a leopard belt.
Doesn’t she look so chic and put together?
Actually, LOFT is 40% OFF EVERYTHING right now, including the military jackets (HERE) I highlighted earlier this week. Click HERE to shop the sale!
Dear Neutral Blazer,
I Love you so much.
don’t know why it took me my whole life to realize the importance of
having you in my closet, but rest assured that I’ve now seen the
error of my ways and fully intend to make up for lost time.
All My Love,
I wanted to do a review of my MUST HAVE items.
If you don’t know me personally, I need to tell you that I get positively giddy when I find an item that I want to name a MUST HAVE.
Just ask my hubby or my friends.
Some might say I go overboard.
I like to think of it as natural exuberance. 😉
I used to find things I personally loved, and I would question if I should make the item a MUST HAVE or not….but now I just know.
I know it sounds corny, but if I feel a certain way about an item now, I just trust my gut!
Now that I have 4 MUST HAVE items under my belt, items that you have all fallen in love with too and that I have received UNBELIEVABLY positive feedback about from you ladies…
I now know that if I like something a lot, you will too!
So, I wanted to do a MUST HAVE round up to celebrate the blog!
For those of you that have 1 (or all!) of these MUST HAVES… give yourself a pat on the back.
(And if you don’t mind, please leave a comment about which item(s) you have and
why you love them!)
Click HERE for the wedges.
If you doubt the comfort of this wedge, DON’T.
MOST. COMFORTABLE. WEDGE. EVER.
It comes in several different colors, but this putty color is my favorite.
It’s a perfect neutral that goes with everything.
And I PROMISE…the comfort level is CRAZY…..AND they are still SASSY!
I promise you, this is the best denim jacket you have ever owned OR WILL EVER own.
It is lightweight, the material has the perfect amount of stretch in it, and it is such a cute fit.
Plus, I know some of you initially questioned the wash, but it really is perfection.
LISTEN TO ME WHEN I SAY THIS TO YOU…
I don’t care if you already have a different denim jacket, In fact, I don’t care if you have 4 other jackets. THIS jacket really is superior to all others. 🙂
All sizes available HERE at Zappos.
You guys. This shirt is awesome.
It goes well with skinny jeans (it’s a great length to be worn out), but it is light enough that it could also be tucked in if you wish.
I have this shirt in 2 colors (this red color and black), but I know several readers who bought 3 colors.
And I even know of 1 reader who bought it in 5 colors!
I’m telling you, it’s a great shirt.
Click HERE for the original post on the jeans so you can see my initial excitement!
(For size referece, I’m typically a size 4 at GAP and LOT, and my jeans are a 27.)
All of you ladies (even you self-proclaimed jean snobs who say you NEVER spend under $180 on a pair of jeans) have purchased these jeans and LOVE them. That makes me so happy!
I know it’s hard to believe that you can get such a great jean at such a phenomenal price,
but you can!
Jean 1 HERE, Jean 2 HERE, Jean3 HERE, Jean 4 HERE (limited sizes remaining)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pockets on the bootcut jeans.
These don’t have any distressing on them, but they still have the great cuff on the bottom…
and they are SUPER flattering.
A light wash skinny pair with some distressing.
My original pair HERE with the distressing and the cuff that started my love!
Only 5 sizes left…but it looks like a couple of more 26s are now back in stock!
Click HERE for the entire selection of Vigoss jeans, including a plus-size option.
So….that’s it guys!
I’m so sad to see this week come to an end, but I’m excited to announce the contest winner on facebook tomorrow morning!
Your sweet words keep me going.
You know who you are! Love you girls!
I couldn’t do this without you!
I also want to thank Andrea!
Andrea is my graphics girl at Slightly Askew Designs, but she is my friend first. She designed the blog for me, and she is not only my graphics girl, but she’s also my idea girl. I call her with a crazy idea, we brainstorm, and then she creates a DARLING graphic that gets me even more excited about my new idea. So thankful for you Andrea!
And thank you Meg!
This first year of blogging has been filled with questions, but you have been so patient with me and so willing to always hop on a phone call! I appreciate you so much!
Thank you for linking to me or guest posting for me!
Erin at Blue Eyed Bride, Shanna at Because Shanna Said So, Emily at Recently,
(And this may come as a surprise, but in his retirement, my Dad has become quite the blog reader!)
And to my hubby.
to you know….”do research”. 🙂
I Love You Babe!
AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO NORDSTROM FOR HELPING US CELEBRATE!!!
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