Well. TODAY IS THE DAY! Hand me a paper bag, remind me to breathe, and fetch me a coffee. Never mind that I don’t drink coffee, MAMA NEEDS A COFFEE! It’s opening day FOR CARDHOLDERS for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! And lucky me, I’m a cardholder! #duh And lucky y’all, I was at the sale yesterday (and was a MACHINE)…. so I already have pictures of some AMAZING items to share with all of you!
Before we dive in, let me tell you this, Nordstrom reached out and asked me if I would like to talk about the Anniversary Sale (for both cardholders and the general public). And I was all, “Um, hi. Do you know me? I mean, I guess I’ll do a post.” 😉
Today I’m going to be showing you MY VERY FAVORITE items so far! Make sure you are following me on facebook and instagram too because I will also be posting there often today and through the weekend! And GREAT NEWS, if you think you have friends that would like following along with us, please tag them and let them know about our little shopping party. I will be choosing random followers who have tagged others to receive fun Anniversary Sale prizes throughout the sale!
I’m ready, ladies. I got a good night’s sleep (just kidding, I went to bed at 1:00 and woke up at 5:00), and I ate a hearty breakfast of egg whites and steel cut oats (just kidding, I had a glass of V8 and a handful of Cheez-Its). STILL. No worries. I. AM. READY. I do my best work under pressure.
LET’S DO THIS.
THE SHOE DEPARTMENT WINS THE ANNIVERSARY SALE. Seriously. Soooooo many amazing booties, flats, boots, heels, sneakers, EVERYTHING!
Let’s go ahead and start with the booties that I fell in love with! And I know we’ve only been together 1 night, but I feel like I love them even more now than I did 12 hours ago. I love the cut, the color (comes in black leather and a darker suede as well), the perforations, the small heel, AND THE COMFORT. You’ll be seeing these in lots of my outfit shots over the next several days, but I wanted to give you a close up so you could see all of the darling little details! I’m guessing these babies are going to go fast in the popular sizes.
Click HERE. I’m wearing a 6 1/2, so they were true to size for me. I got the “sesame nubuck”
Y’all. How would you like a pair of over the knee Steve Madden suede boots? Hold on to your Hanky Panky’s ladies, because these awesome (and sexy!) boots are ONLY $112.90 right now!
Click HERE for these OTK boots. I’m wearing a 6 1/2, so they were true to size for me! And yes, they are comfy! And yes, I got them for myself. I couldn’t say no with a price tag so low! Totally love the chunky heel.
For size reference, I’m sometimes a 6, sometimes a 6 1/2 (most often a 6 1/2). I got a 6. Online says they are true to size.
If footwear wins the Anniversary Sale, jewelry is coming in 2nd. THIS is my favorite piece of jewelry I got. It’s dainty, so pretty, and the way it’s cut makes it oh so sparkly. It’s gorgeous on it’s own, but it will also be great for layering. And it’s ONLY $39.90 ! FANTASTIC piece and great price! Find all Gorgjana items in the sale HERE.
And I know many of you are going to be so pumped about THESE Rae necklaces (without tassels)! All of the colors are metallic and beautiful, but I settled on the golden necklace, which they call “brown mother of pearl”. (I got the golden earrings too, by the way). You will see the gold necklace in almost every outfit I tried on yesterday, because it looked good with everything. Click HERE for all of the Kendra Scott jewelry included in the sale! And remember that Kendra jewelry makes great Christmas gifts!
More footwear and jewelry later (there is so much good stuff!!!!!), but I thought we would go ahead and take a look at some outfits. The jeans that I’m wearing in many of the following pictures are THESE from Vigoss. They are very stretchy (super similar to the pajama jeans), so I would suggest sizing down 1 size. I’m wearing a 26 in these. They are definitely a favorite find! Click HERE for all of the Vigoss jeans found in the sale.
AND THE BAG. Y’all. THE BAG. It’s Rebecca Minkoff and it’s GORGEOUS. It’s deeply discounted, but still a little pricey. I might have accidentally bought it. And cuddled with it last night. 😉 Click HERE for all Rebecca Minkoff available in the sale. The poncho is from Splendid, and it’s like buttah. It’s very over-sized, and I’m wearing an x-small/small…but that’s the way it’s meant to be. I actually felt very chic in it! *Please ignore the gigantic panties in the background. LOL!!!
Get The Entire Look For Yourself Here. Just click on what you are interested in!
It’s no secret that I love a good military jacket. Which might explain why I have 3. Or is it 4? Anyhoo. I’m covered when it comes to army green military jackets. What I DIDN’T have in my closet was a grey military jacket. But don’t worry your pretty little head about it, now I do. I often size up in jackets like this, and this one was no different. (Online instructions also say that it runs small and to order one size up.) I’m wearing a medium. It’s fitted, but not tight, and has some great details. AND I LOVE THE COLLAR. Is it weird that I didn’t even notice the humongo panties in the background until my friend Andrea pointed them out to me when I sent her the previous pic? I’m wearing a small in the tee, so I believe it is true to size.
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It seems as if I confused some people last night on social media. I put this picture up as a teaser…said lots of things about how great the sale was…and I ended it by saying “and there’s a baby blardigan in the sale.” Which made people think that this rusty cardigan was a baby blardigan. It’s not. It’s still soft and darling (AND THE COLOR IS SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS), but it’s a long cardigan. So sorry for the confusion! For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the cardigan (the x-small fit me too, but I went with the small) and the tee. Both were true to size for me. The cardigan also comes in charcoal and burgundy. My gut tells me that this is one of those pieces that is going to sell out quickly. The Anniversary Sale price is $49.90!
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Speaking of blardigan.
Next up, two VERY IMPORTANT items: THE BLARDIGAN and THE BABY BLARDIGAN. (Click HERE for all of the Barefoot Dreams items in the sale. There is an awesome robe, lots of throws, a travel shawl, and plus size items!) Order one for you. Order one for your mom. Order one for your sister. Order one for your mother-in-law. I’m telling you, it should be a BLARDIGAN Christmas this year (if it wasn’t already last year). Or…maybe it’s going to be a blardigan Christmas again. Because not only are their new colors…but the BABY BLARDIGAN is also included in the sale! Which of course means it is totally different, and an additional blardigan is completely justified. Welcome to my brain.
If you are new to the blog, the “blardigan” is part blanket and part cardigan. blanket + cardigan = blardigan I named a blardigan a MUST HAVE almost 3 years ago now, and it continues to be 3 years later! You can definitely wear it in your house all year long (and I do), but you will also love wearing it out when it’s cold (it’s great with jeans, but it’s perfect with leggings). I’ve worn it out to dinner, to the mall, to the movies……pretty much everywhere. And it’s PERFECT for new moms! Also, if you know somebody that’s in the hospital or has a family member in the hospital and spends a lot of time there, it’s a perfect thing to give to somebody you love. It’s like giving them a big hug. I find myself giving it to others a lot in those situations where you want to feel helpful, but don’t always know what to do. I seriously feel like I’m giving the gift of cozy!
It’s quite simply the most cozy item you will EVER put on your body. I prefer the original blardigan for cozying up and lounging around the house. It’s quite a bit longer and really envelopes you! The baby blardigan is easier to wear out of the house. It’s quite a bit shorter (although it does cover your hiney!) AND IT HAS POCKETS. #enoughsaid
For size reference, I’m wearing an x-small/small in the baby blardigan. The right one looks black in the picture, but it’s actually a dark navy (“indigo”) and looks great with jeans in real life! Stonebridge doesn’t carry it, but it also comes in a really pretty creamy stone color!
My pictures of the original blardigan will be shown tomorrow.
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THESE jeans didn’t make it to the outfits in today’s post (you will see them tomorrow!)…but they are awesome, and I’m afraid the popular sizes might sell out. True to size.
Also, they didn’t have this PEA COAT at Stonebriar, but I’m loving the camel color. I first talked about it almost 2 years ago (I showed it in black and green), but I never actually got it for myself. Well, the camel color finally convinced me (also comes in black, olive, and oxblood). Make sure you order a size up! Get this, it’s only $37.90. FOR A COAT.
NATORI BRAS – THE BEST BRAS IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
I got this exact bra last year during the sale, and I hope to get a new one every year during the sale! It’s the best bra I’ve ever owned. It’s also the most expensive bra I’ve ever owned, but I have found out it’s SO WORTH the money. I named it a MUST HAVE last year, and I know soooo many of you are believers now too! If you doubt me, just check out the online reviews! The cups are perfectly rounded, it has just the right amount of lining, and the material is oh so comfy. And look how pretty the straps are! I know the price might be shocking to some of you, BUT TRUST ME. Just try it, and I promise that you will feel badly for mistreating your boobies all these years. 😉 Click HERE for the bra!
I’m showing you the Kate Spade mini glitter studs today for two reasons: 1) They weren’t in the catalog, so I wanted to make sure you knew about them! 2) THEY MAKE AMAZING GIFTS for teachers, friends, sisters, neighbors, everybody!!! Time to stock up! The come in 3 additional colors that were not at Stonebriar, and I especially love the rose gold! Click HERE to see all 6 color choices!
I have three words for these. OOH. LA. LA. I left the store without them, but I’ve been thinking about them ever since. I mean, THIS is a cute bootie! I saw 2 other ladies try them on (they were friends and they both had this bootie on one foot and then a different bootie on the other foot). Both of them preferred THIS bootie because of the comfort level. And just fyi, I just talked myself into them. They are such a great price at $79.90!
These GREY BOOTIES (they come in black also) were in several of the outfits above. I got a pair of grey Ivanka Trump booties last year in the sale, and I loved wearing they grey all year! If you are in the market for grey this year, consider these. They are a fantastic price. They are a little hard to get on (since there isn’t a zipper), but I promise you that once you get them on they are extremely comfortable. I was wearing a 6, so I sized down a 1/2 size in these (although online instructions say they run small, so to order 1/2 a size up). So confusing! I think the best bet might be to order your regular size? Click HERE for these suede booties from BP. The studs are so unique, and I just love the contrasting heel.
One more pair of flats for today! LOOK AT THESE! They wrap around the ankle (obviously), and they are animal print (obviously), and they are fabulous (obviously). The site says they run small and to order a 1/2 size up…but I found the opposite to be true and was going to recommend ordering a 1/2 size down. I think ordering true to size might be the safest bet! Find all solid color choices HERE.
Tomorrow’s post will have several more outfits, I just didn’t have time or space to get them all in today’s post! You will get to see the 2016 version of the Pleione MUST HAVE Shirt as well as the LUSH VERSION. You will also see a leather jacket, a side split sweater, a Frye cross body bags, and lots of other amazing finds! And don’t forget Zella gear! I’ll have pictures of it in a future post, but there is A TON OF IT IN THE SALE.
All booties HERE. All tall boots HERE. All handbags and wallets HERE. All coats and jackets HERE. All beauty exclusives HERE (there’s a Clarisonic!). All jewelry HERE. All watches HERE. And I will definitely be picking up some Under Armour for the 7 year old Under Armour freak that lives with me! 😉
GAME ON LADIES. Go forth and shop your faces off. AND EVERYBODY REPEAT AFTER ME: WE’RE NOT SPENDING MONEY, WE’RE SAVING MONEY. #thinkit #believeit
Also…..since shopping is more fun with friends, I have another fun idea to expand the party! Earlier I suggested tagging friends on my social media posts to be entered into a contest for random Anniversary Sale prizes. I’m still doing that, but here’s another idea: Post pics on ig of items you try on and/or buy with the hasthtag #goodlordynordy. If you post a picture, tag @sheaffertoldmeto and use the hashtag #goodlordynordy, you will be entered! I will pull up the hasthtag, and winners will be picked randomly throughout the sale! PLUS, this will give all of us a way to see TONS of different items highlighted on tons of different people and body types! I’m hoping it will be helpful and FUN!
That’s it for now. Again, make sure you are following me on facebook and instagram for lots of extra Anniversary Sale fun! Now, excuse me while I go collapse. 😉 A huge THANK YOU to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!