Okay, I feel like I just have to say this.
Yesterday at Nordstrom….
I. WAS. A. MACHINE.
Again, for those of you that aren’t familiar….
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale introduces NEW 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.
The deals are fantastic.
I tried on lots of boots and booties…..I drooled
over some gorgeous bags…….checked out lots of great jewelry….and
tried on some amazing clothes!
YEP. I. WAS. A. MACHINE.
highlighting today are more expensive than the stuff I usually talk
about. But I’m willing to pay more for high quality boots, bags, and
jackets that will stand the test of time…and I imagine many of you are
The sale doesn’t end until August 3rd.
if history repeats itself,
some of the items will sell out quickly and might not get re-stocked until after the sale is over.
So, keep that in mind.
If you love something, get it before it’s too late!
(If window shopping is enough, you can click HERE to sign up for a credit or debit card that will give you access.)
Turn off the t.v., get your kids a snack and tell them to go read quietly in their rooms,
and ignore your husband for the next several minutes.
GAME FACE GIRLS.
So I was pulling into the Nordstrom parking lot at about 9:47-ish. 🙂
So, I hit up the shoe department first, and I absolutely fell in love with the very first pair of boots I put on. I’ve been talking about them since I started this blog, and I finally have some to call my own!
I BOUGHT FRYE BOOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wanted them for 3 years, and LOVED the idea of them, but every time I
went to try them on I didn’t love them enough to buy them. Something
was always off.
But today THESE BABIES became mine.
cannot even tell you how comfy they are, AND OH MY GOODNESS they are
just what I was looking for. Such a great boot! I am so excited!!!
I found them to be true to size.
They are definitely a splurge….but I just threw caution to the wind and am sooo happy I did!
$259.90 / After Sale $387.95
I’m for sure going to be glad when I see them full price in the fall!
Click HERE for my Frye boots.
These are the same Frye boots….but I just wanted you to be able to see the detail!
UPDATE AS OF 8:10 a.m.
I’ve had 2 readers ask me about how Frye boots hold up in winter.
Here is one of the e-mails:
your Frye boots! I just worry about all the salt and melting snow with
them here….I would hate to spend that much and have them look awful
after 1 Illinois winter…any thoughts on how well they hold up? I Can’t
wait to see how you style them a zillion ways to Sunday this fall!
Okay…..it’s 9:10 and I have an update! Just received this comment in response to Jan’s question:
I have had my Frye boots for years, and they still look amazing! I get
compliments on them all the time. We live in Oregon, and our winters
are filled with snow and ice. For those of you concerned about them
holding up, get the boots!
Ooh! Another great and informative response to Jan:
For Jan and any others drooling over Frye’s who live in colder climates:
My Fryes have lived through one Boston winter and three Michigan
winters. This last winter was one of the worst here, and there was
shoe-eating salt everywhere! They are the most well made boots you will
ever own, and if you take care of them, they will last you a lifetime. I
weather proofed mine and make sure to wipe the salt and slush guck off
when I get home. They are now at the cobbler to get the heel fixed up
for twenty bucks because I have worn them out, but other than that, like
a good pair of denim jeans, they are worn in, but still rock solid.
These babies are the best!
Thank you ladies for the information!
These next pair of booties was the 2nd pair I put on, and I fell in love with them too.
LOVE. THESE. BOOTIES.
I tried on tons of booties today (all were WAY more expensive than these, like 2x as much), and I ended up liking these the best!
True to size and super comfy!
I got the chocolate/chocolate.
$79.90 / After Sale $119.95
Click HERE for the booties.
I think Emily and Lauren both got these too!!!!! 🙂
So, before I formally met Cara and Erin, I was admiring the boots Erin had on.
I wanted to try them, but they didn’t have the color I wanted in my size.
So I was all, “I know you’re going to think I’m totally crazy, but can I take a picture of the boots you have on?” That’s when Cara told me not to worry because she read my blog. Which means she basically already knew I was crazy! 🙂
$133.90 / After Sale $199.95
Click HERE for these Steve Madden lovelies.
I have other boots and shoes to show you, but those will be on a post next week, so stay tuned!
Next I headed to bags and accessories.
Here is a FAVORITE FIND that I didn’t post last night.
Check out the large Kendra Scott necklaces (without the tassel) HERE.
I’d never seen these without the tassel, and they were awesome!
$51.90 / After Sale $78
I got the “blush”, but I also really liked the “grey” (on the far left). The pendant is bigger than the pendant on my tassel necklace, and I love the size of it!
Again, AMAZING Christmas gifts!
Click HERE for the small earrings.
I have both sizes, and I like this size the best.
$33.90 / After Sale $52
Click HERE for all Kendra Scott jewelry included in the sale!
I looked at lots and lots of great bags today!
Here are 3 of them that I was loving that all have a crossbody option!
These are all REALLY NICE bags.
Click HERE for the cognac Michael Kors. $245.90 / After Sale $368
Click HERE for the red Rebecca Minkoff. $216.90 / After Sale $325
Click HERE for the colorblock Marc Jacobs. $292.90 / After Sale $438
For some reason, I cannot find this color bag online, but it’s Halogen, and it was seriously pretty.
And totally classic.
Click HERE for the same bag in other colors.
$151.90 / After Sale $228
Click HERE for all Halogen bag items found in the sale.
Click HERE for these sparkly bracelets that were so fun!
$29.90 / After Sale $48
I still have more jewelry and bags to show you next week, but for now let’s move on to clothes!
Click HERE for the updated MUST HAVE shirt.
$37.90 / After Sale $58
It’s a bit more fitted (which I LOVE!) than last year’s MUST HAVE shirt, and it has some cute gathering detail up by the shoulders.
It runs big, so size down.
I’m wearing an x-small. Fyi, I also wore an x-small in last year’s shirt for comparison.
I am only getting black because I think all of the other colors will show too many wrinkles.
Click HERE for this shirt that I will be wearing ALL FALL AND WINTER LONG!
My other shirt will be so happy to have a break! 🙂
I received lots and lots of blog comments, e-mails, and facebook messages yesterday about items in the sale, but BY FAR the most e-mails and blog comments I received were about the blardigan.
One reader (Hi Darcy!) left a comment on last night’s post saying she bought 6 as Christmas gifts!
That is the cocoa/midnight on the left and the cocoa/white on the right.
I really liked both colors!
$59.90 / After Sale $90
Buy them for every single lady in your family for Christmas. TRUST.
I PROMISE YOU you will never find a softer piece of clothing.
You will wear it at home, and you will wear it out. You will be so happy to have it.
I was thrilled when I spotted these next items hanging on the wall!
Check out this NEW FRINGE SCARF!
It’s only TWELVE DOLLARS AND 90 CENTS!
The light colored one is a pale pink, and it’s very pretty. I got both. Because duh.
$12.90 / After Sale $20
Wouldn’t these make awesome Christmas gifts/stocking stuffers?
but I still liked the jacket overall. You can cinch in the waist
inside, which I didn’t take the time to do, but it would definitely give the jacket more shape.
I had several questions if this jacket was warm, and if memory recalls correctly, it was.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THE PRICE?
Super similar to the MUST HAVE shirt, but with additional gathered details in the back (check it out on the site).
The color is GORGEOUS.
I was wearing a small in the picture, but I ordered an x-small, so I would suggest sizing down.
$49.90 / After Sale $78
Click HERE (also comes in black and cream).
One more find for today! Click HERE for the short sleeve version of the MUST HAVE shirt!
$29.90 / After Sale $48
Okay, that’s it for today girls!
I will of course continue to roll out other finds over the next several weeks, so make sure you keep checking back!
I’M DYING TO KNOW….
WHAT ARE YOU LOVING?
WHAT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
HOW MANY BLARDIGANS ARE YOU GETTING?
DID YOU SIGN UP FOR A CREDIT CARD TODAY BECAUSE YOU STARTED TO PANIC?
DID ANYBODY ELSE GET FRYE BOOTS?
Sound off in the comments!!!!
I wanted to give all of you an update about my sweet boy (so many of you have checked up on him! thank you!). Just a mild case of swimmer’s ear that we caught very early! Antibiotic drops twice a day and pain drops as needed. Only his right ear hurts, and it only hurts when he touches it. Thanks so much for checking up on my little guy!