BECAUSE THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE IS FINALLY GOING LIVE!!!
The sale will go live on the Nordstrom site at 12:00 a.m. PST.
So…my post will go live then too (which is 2:00 a.m. CST).
I’ve received several e-mails from you ladies saying that you are setting your alarms for the sale, so I want my post to be ready for you! (By the way, I totally respect your commitment.)
Tomorrow I will be functioning as your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tour guide! 🙂
I feel like there is nobody else better equipped for the job.
I know the sale merchandise like the back of my hand, and I’m pretty sure
I’ve tried on at least 1/2 of it!
I will of course be highlighting some of the previous finds that you’ve already seen, simply because I want what I think are some of THE BEST items to be accessible and all in one place for you!
Tomorrow’s post is all about making your shopping as easy as possible.
But, in addition to reviewing some of my favorite items, I also have some NEW ITEMS I tried on while at Northpark this week that you are NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS.
Yep, I’ve got some really great items that I’ve been holding on to until the sale goes live.
I felt badly for all of the non card-holders because items kept selling out (fingers crossed the blardigan is going to get re-stocked), so I thought it would be fun to reserve some new favorites.
Anyway, I’ll see you back here bright and early tomorrow morning…or for you die-harders, maybe even at 12:00 a.m. PST (2:00 a.m. CST). Personally, I couldn’t think of a better time to shop than with the kids and the hubby all in bed! 🙂
Is it weird that I’m nervous for you ladies?
Because I am.
But seriously. Don’t worry.
I’ve got this.
OKAY. TIME FOR THE FANTASY SUITE EPISODE!
If you’re not a Bachelorette person, just skip the recap and see some
more sale picks at the end of this post!
I might have fast forwarded through it all.
Okay, I did.
I fast forwarded through it all.
Once again I feel the need to reflect on the fact that if I was required to wear a swimsuit on National t.v. I would INSIST that they only photograph me in the following position:
With my back arched.
And my arms stretched out.
And for those of you that are new here. That’s Kris Jenner. I know. SHOCKING.
After Andi told us we were in the Domican Republic for the 34,363rd time,
it was time for the first date.
Believe me, nobody is more surprised than I am.
NICK IS NOT..I REPEAT NOT….WEARING A SCARF.
And he wore bright coral pants.
That was a bold statement Nick.
Because he wrote a story.
A FAIRY TALE if you will.
The tale was of a beautiful princess named Andi.
And listen, I don’t care if he wrote it…or if he just agreed to “act like” he wrote it….
neither option is a good one.
Because NOT FAIRY TALE APPROPRIATE.
Speaking of the fantasy suite, Nick says he is so excited to “talk her ear off all night”.
Yeah, right Nick.
Nick professes his love.
(If you like her top, I found a similar one in green at the Anniversary Sale.
See the bottom of the post!)
They experience the culture, and then OUT OF THE BLUE, there’s a local band complete with dancing people that just happens to be partying in the middle of the street.
I do know this, their babies will be pretty.
I know this not only because I can see them kissing, but because I can HEAR them kissing.
Actually “accepts” doesn’t seem to do his reaction justice. Dimples was ALL ABOUT IT.
3rd Date: Farmer
And and Farmer hop on horses, and Andi looks just about as uncomfortable on a horse as I would.
Which is a lot.
And if the way their date looks (rough terrain, ugly animals) is any indication of how the date is going to end, things do not look good for Farmer Chris.
A sunset beach this is NOT.
They get off the horses, sit down for a glass of wine, and just hang out a bit.
And then they play another rousing game of Ghost in the Graveyard.
Followed up by a round of Ring Around The Rosy.
About the Ring Around The Rosy part.
They really did play Ghost in the Graveyard again.
They hop on this huge sofa/bed thingy that I now want, and Andi tells Farmer how impressed she was by his family, and he is eating it up.
It’s right about here that I start to get VERY nervous for him.
Because as much as I love Farmer, it’s super obvious that Andi doesn’t.
And then…within a matter of seconds…it all goes to hell in a handbasket.
Pardon the language.
Andi starts bawling and telling Farmer that she’s not feeling it.
And when doing so, her voice climbs several octaves until I’m quite sure dogs all over the Dominican Republic are howling.
And this should come as no surprise, but Farmer is a complete gentleman.
She ends by saying that “her head and her heart just don’t match up”.
Farmer’s bottom lip quivers and he says “I should probably go”.
What a sweet little Farmer.
They still have a rose ceremony, although I have no idea why.
I guess they just needed to get this shot of Andi awkwardly holding roses.
All right, that’s it for today’s recap!
If you want to catch up on previous weeks of Andi’s season, click HERE.
And now it’s time for some more Anniversary Sale picks!
I thought THIS top looked a lot like Andi’s top on her date with Josh.
It’s very sheer so you have to wear a cami under it, but the detailing is so pretty!
$49.90 / After Sale $68
I’ve had a couple of e-mails about sunglasses, and I’ve got 3 of my favorites here!
Marc Jacobs sunglasses HERE ($72.90 / After Sale $110)
Kate Spade sunglasses HERE ($89.90 / After Sale $145)
Tory Burch sunglasses HERE ($133.90 / After Sale $200)
Look at how fun THESE Steve Madden boots are!I mean HELLO. The back is QUILTED!
And the color totally spoke to me. It’s yummy.
If I didn’t finally get my beloved Frye boots (shown later in the post), I probably would have purchased these!
However, they were a bit hard to get my jeans into. Not because they were too tight, but because they don’t unzip all the way. They will be GREAT and easy to wear with leggings and tights, but depending on how tight your skinny jeans are, it might take a little bit of work to get them tucked in properly so they don’t scrunch.
But I’m thinking they might be worth the extra effort, because DARLING.
$133.90 / After Sale $199.95
And I’ve got some more coats for you today too!
THIS BCBG two tone tweed moto jacket is DARLING. Click HERE.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small. ($129.90 / After Sale $198)
LOVING the Kenneth Cole Asymmetrical Zip Tweed Coat. Click HERE.
For size reference, I’m wearing a small. ($129.90 / After Sale $198)
Click HERE for the Sam Edelman Asymmetrical quilted jacket. So cute!
For size reference, I’m wearing a small. ($99.90 / After Sale $150)
And OH MY.
THESE kicks are DARLING.
Cheetah print? Yes, please!
And if you’ve never tried on Nike Free, you don’t know what you are missing. They are lighter than air! The recommendation is to order 1/2 a size up.
$72.90 / After Sale $110
And click HERE for all Kate Spade bags on sale!!! GREAT deals!!!!
Click HERE for the small crossbody. ($131.90 / After Sale $198)
Click HERE for the biggest tote in the middle ($265.90 / After Sale $398)
Click HERE for the medium size satchel. ($299.90 / After Sale $448)
And some Dooney and Bourket bags that totally surprised me!
(I went ahead and added these to the post after getting a specific request for these bags this morning!)
$279.90 / After Sale $418
That’s a HUGE savings.
And these bags are GORG.
I can’t believe that Dooney and Bourke bags are “in” again, but they are! IN A BIG WAY!
SERIOUSLY DYING OVER THESE.
Click HERE for all D&B bags in the sale!
And the last find for today.
A LEATHER DRESS.
You weren’t expecting that were you?
I mean, it doesn’t get any sassier than a leather dress.
I have nowhere to wear this dress, but DANG IT’S CUTE.
I’m wearing an x-small petite here, but I’ll let you in on a little secret, it wasn’t zipped up in the back.
No way, no how was it going to zip up.
The medium petite was way too big on me, but I’m guessing the petite small would have been perfect.
There’s only 1 review so far, but it is very well written and GLOWING.
I agree with everything said.
$198.90 / After Sale $298
And just in case anybody is wondering about my jewelry in the above pics:
you can find my earrings (c/o Jewelry Nut Auctions) HERE at Nordstrom
my pave bar necklace that I’m OBSESSED with (c/o Gorjana and Griffin) HERE at Nordstrom
my long renegade pendant HERE
So, I’m dying to know your plan if you are a non-cardholder and shopping for the first time tomorrow!
Are you calm, cool, and collected and just going to shop sometime over the next couple of weeks when you find the time?
OR are you the opposite of calm, cool, and collected?
Are you waking up at the crack of dawn?
Are you waking up in the middle of the night as soon as the sale goes live?
Or are you going to hydrate with Starbucks and just stay up until it goes live?
Sound off in the comments!
For those of you that aren’t Nordstrom shoppers, I thought you might want to know that Anthropologie has free shipping today on orders of $150.
Use code STAYCOOL
Several of my ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE SUMMER TOPS came from Anthro!
a) Click HERE for the blue and white lace top.
b) Click HERE for the batik tunic.
c) Click HERE for the pom pom tunic.
d) Click HERE for the kelly green lace top (also comes in navy and white, but you have to wear a cami under the white).
My ABSOLUTE FAVORITES are A) and D).
I wear both of them constantly and always get complimented!