Hey, Girls! I know you have been inundated with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts from all sides since last Thursday. I still have some things to show you, and I’ll continue to talk about it, but today I also have some things from Old Navy and Madewell! I want those of you that don’t have early access to also have some things to see! And BONUS…the Madewell dress is on sale….and the Old Navy top is super cheap! #fistbump
Let’s start with the Madewell dress. It’s normally $158, and right now it’s ON SALE for $89.99! Not a bad price for such a great dress.
I’m wearing a small, which is true to size for me. There is quite a bit of room (except for in the chest), so if it wasn’t for the girls, I would try sizing down to an x-small. Several other reviewers did report it ran big and that they sized down for themselves, so keep that in mind. At 5’4″, I do wish the dress was a bit shorter, but that’s great news for you taller girls.
The dress is lined, and I’m a firm believer that all dresses should be lined, so THANK YOU MADEWELL! The embroidery is more vibrant in person, and it’s gorgeous. I love the swing fit and the fact that it’s just awesome on it’s own and doesn’t need a lot of accessories. I’ve paired it with my favorite earrings ever, and a cork clutch and wedges.
This dress would be great for so many occasions, and I think you’ll feel like a million bucks in it! It isn’t on the Nordstrom site right now, but lots of Madewell items can be found in the Anniversary Sale HERE.
Use the code STMT30 for 30% OFF the cork clutch and your choice of monogram!
This DARLING orange floral top arrived at my doorstep last week, and I’ve been so excited to share it with y’all ever since. It can be worn on the shoulder or off, and I’ve styled it 2 different ways below with some of my new earrings and my new bags (from the anniversary sale).
And guess what! THE TOP IS FROM OLD NAVY and it’s ONLY $18 (and I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s still 40% OFF with the code JULY)!!!!!! If so, we are talking $10.80!!! It also comes in a couple of different striped patterns and a chambray. I think it is sooo cute with the little ruffle. I’ll be wearing it around McKinney for sure, but you can bet I’ll be taking it to the beach as well. I’ve styled it today with denim shorts, but it will be awesome with white jeans too! I may have purchased it in the mustard stripe as well. #okayidid
Here I am wearing it ON the shoulder. I’m wearing a medium in the top, so I sized up.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And here I mixed it up with my cognac sandals and my new beloved Frye bag. Here you can see what the top looks like OFF the shoulder!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Okay…back to another couple of things from the sale…
Girls. This is a cashmere poncho. (My goodness we are bouncing all over the place here…from floral off the shoulder to a cashmere poncho! Ha!!!) It’s so sooo soft (obviously), and right now in the sale it is $50 off, making it just under $100. I wasn’t interested in this at all when I saw it on the hanger(it seemed way to billowy to me and like too much fabric), but I saw another shopper trying it on, and she changed my mind. She looked awesome in it and made me want to give it a whirl.
So you pull it over your head (it doesn’t have arm holes at all), but it has a bit more shape to it than many of the other ponchos I’ve tried on in the past. Or maybe it’s the same shape, but the super soft cashmere just makes it lay different (and better)! Whatever it is, I like it.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
I also blew through the pajama department and found a couple of things I like! The sleep shirt is perfect for me (it’s a joke around my friends that I’m never wearing pants around the house), and the little pajama jogger set is great for all of you that do prefer to wear pants. Ha! 😉 I’m wearing a small in both of them. The site recommended to size up in the sleep shirt, but I didn’t feel like I needed to.
And you can better believe I’ve already worn the sleep shirt with the hooded blardigan several days in a row. It’s lounging at it’s best.
Okay, ladies….this next item is important….
So last week I highlighted THESE booties as a STMT favorite. And I do love them. However…..I ordered THESE online on Thursday (for some reason I didn’t try them on in store), and I like them even more. They are easier to slip off and on, they are even more comfy (the footbed is really cushiony), and I like that they are more simple. I think I’m going to keep my first faves in black, but these babies are going to be my go to taupe pair. Sorry I highlighted the others last week, but I didn’t know about these yet! Now that I do, I wanted y’all to know about them too. MAKE SURE YOU SIZE UP a 1/2 SIZE. And get this, these are $30 cheaper!!!! #bonus
MY GOODNESS THEY’RE CUTE!
I was too dang tired to style an outfit with the boots on me yesterday, but I managed to pull a flat lay together! The jeans below are actually a true grey. A dark grey, but a grey. And they are from one of my favorite brands,Wit and Wisdom. I first introduced y’all to a pair of dark denim skinny jeans 2 years ago that I made a MUST HAVE. Up until then, I had only talked about jeans from the Junior’s department, and y’all were really excited to have jeans in women’s sizing.
Most of the jeans from the Wit and Wisdom line are the perfect mid-rise, and lots of them have “ab-solution” technology in them that helps suck you in (while still allowing you to breathe), and the jeans are OH SO FLATTERING. And there are a ton of them in the Anniversary Sale in regular, petite, and plus size!
So I introduced y’all to a skinny dark denim pair a couple of years ago and named them a must have. Then last year I fell in love with their white capris AND their boot cut. The only thing I didn’t absolutely adore about the boot cut was the white stitching, and they’ve fixed that! Good job, Wit and Wisdom!
Okay, back to the outfit. It has me pining for Fall. And again, the jeans look black in this picture (and they do have a pair of great black ones), but these are grey.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Also, I’d ordered THIS TB watch for myself. And I love it. But I realized that it looks very similar to my Michael Kors double wrap watch from 3-4 years ago. So, I decided to look for other watch options. I narrowed it down to 3, and I put it to a vote on facebook. It was a close race between #1 and #3 (many of you agreed that #2 looked to much like my other watch), but in the end……THIS was the winner (with 37 votes – only 5 more than 2nd place). So I ordered it this morning. #yalltoldmeto
So that’s it for clothes and accessories today…..but before you go, I have something very close to my heart to talk about!
!!!!!THE 4TH ANNUAL NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE SPECIAL MAMA GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Today I am opening up nominations for the 2017 Anniversary Sale Special Mama Giveaway! If you want to read more about why I started this giveaway series, click HERE. A quick version is that as a speech therapist working with lots of families with children with special needs (most of whom were on the autism spectrum), I developed a heart for the mamas. These mamas worked tirelessly, gave everything to their kids, rarely took time for themselves, pretty much never bought anything for themselves, and all the while loved those kiddos so fiercely.
I had a little nudge from one of those special mamas I was working with (Love you, Candace!), and the rest is history. I saw these mamas pour so much love into their kids, so I like to take an opportunity to pour some love into them!
The winner during this giveaway needs to be local, or needs to at least be able to get to Dallas or McKinney on July 24th, because I will be shopping with the winner! We will be going on a $1,000 SHOPPING SPREE TO NORDSTROM (at Northpark) TO SHOP THE ANNIVERSARY SALE!!!! I CANNOT WAIT to shower the winner with some extra love! I’ve also contacted some of the brands I work with, and I will hopefully have some “extras” to present to the Special Mom as well! During the Anniversary Sale, we get a lot of bang for our buck, so we are typically able to pull together a lot of great basics for a fall and winter wardrobe. And we have a ton of fun while doing it.
Here’s a picture of Candace, our first Special Mama winner three years ago (and the mama who inspired the giveaway). Two years ago I had a wonderful time with Penny, and last year I had the best time with Jamie. 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! I know a lot of moms are special, but this contest was created to specifically honor the mom a child with special needs. Please keep this in mind when nominating.
*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! Again, this is VERY important: ALL MOMS ARE SPECIAL! 🙂 But this contest is only for moms of children with special needs.
*The winner will be chosen with a random number generator and will be announced this coming Wednesday (July 19th), 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 24th or does not contact me within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. So please only nominate people that will be able to shop with me on the 24th starting at 10:00 a.m. I want to be able to shop with the mom, take her to lunch, and present her with a couple of other gifts as well! And please feel free to nominate as many ladies as you would like!
Good luck, everybody!!!