(It’s a post that took me a SWEET FOREVER to finish…..
but I am super proud of how it turned out!)
It’s gonna be like a Master’s class in getting dressed. 🙂
Okay…I can’t wait.
Click HERE if you want to hop over now and
see what I am up to…
but don’t forget to come right back for my
Anniversary Sale picks!
Just look at the list I took with me of things I knew I wanted to
try on before I even got there.
that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has to offer for my style and budget.
I know it seems weird to be shopping for fall items when it’s 100 degrees outside…
but these deals are too good to pass up!
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.
After the sale is over, they go back up to “regular” price.
The sale doesn’t end until August 5th…
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.
I fell in love with them when I saw them online, and they did not disappoint.
I had to order them online because they didn’t have my size in the store.
One word describes how I feel about these boots.
I haven’t named them a “Must Have” yet only because I want to have them in my possession so I have a chance to style them in different outfits to make sure they truly deserve the MUST HAVE title.
But OH MY WORD I love them.
Click HERE for the boots.
Keep in mind that the jeans I had on with them weren’t quite right. If you are going to tuck jeans in to this boot, they need to be a true skinny jean (there is a GREAT pair of jeans later in this post that would be perfect for these boots!).
There aren’t many reviews on the boots yet, but 2 of them talk about the narrowness of the calf,
so keep that in mind.
The site says that the boot will stretch to fit a 14″ calf.
Why do I love these boots?
Let me count the ways….
The boot comes in brown and black.
I ADORE the brown.
We all learned last year (thanks to Pinterest) that brown boots even look great when paired with black clothing! In fact, a brown boot looks better by creating more contrast and more interest.
I think that HANDS DOWN a brown boot is more important to have in your closet than a black boot.
That is something I wouldn’t have said a year ago.
That being said, I’m still really glad to have a great black boot in my closet too.
The height of the heel is perfect at 2 1/2 inches.
I like the detailing with the buttons in the back.
I love the side zipper.
Most of all I love the wedge.
I love the height (and the comfort) that a wedge gives me.
I purchased my first pair of wedge boots last year and they made me a believer!
Click HERE for the boots.
You will be saving $90 by buying them now!!!! That’s a lot of cash to save!!!
I found one more pic of the boots online on somebody else, and my love was confirmed.
I am however confused by how the color looks so different in different pictures.
On nordstrom.com they have a very red tint to them (which I don’t find to be true at all).
In my pictures, they have a golden tint, and in the below picture they are more of a chestnut brown.
I don’t have the boots right in front of me since they are on their way to me, but I would say I do not get the “red” feel at all. But I honestly can’t remember if they are more golden or more brown. It doesn’t matter to me because I like both colors.
If in real life they have the golden tint to them, that’s fine with me! My boots last year were similar and I loved them. However, if they are more brown like the picture below, I’m good with that too!
I’m not really picky about my shade of brown (as long as they don’t lean red).
I mean, COME ON!
That’s a great pair of boots!!!! 🙂
There was one more pair of wedge boots in the sale, and they are GORGEOUS.
They are more expensive, and they look expensive.
They have a 3 inch heel.
And let me say again. Gorgeous.
Click HERE for the Via Spiga boots.
If you shop early, you will be saving $120!
All right, on to my next pick!
And hold on to your hats….
I am ready to name this next item a MUST HAVE!
This shirt is the perfect example of a closet staple, and the sale price is amazing!
Click HERE for the shirt.
It comes in 10 different colors and it is fantastic!
The sale price is only $37.90!
(It goes back up to $58 after the sale is over.)
I bought the above color in the store (it was the only color they had left in my size), and I will be getting a 2nd color too.
And if we’re going to be totally honest, I’m probably going to have 3 total.
I want another color, and then I want a white or a black one.
It looks GREAT with jeans…and I think it will look just as awesome with leggings, black dress pants, a pencil skirt, or skinny ankle pants. With anything really!
It is the perfect length to wear like a tunic, but it’s not too bulky to tuck in either!
The material is so soft and comfy.
It hangs just right and is very flattering.
***I would definitely recommend ordering 1 size down.***
I’m normally a SMALL, but I am wearing an X-SMALL in this shirt.
And depending on where the split neck hits you, you might want to consider wearing a cami under it.
With the x-small, I personally don’t need a cami.
Again, click HERE for the MUST HAVE shirt.
I also LOVED this next shirt.
Do you guys love it as much as I do?
I think it looks great with jeans, but I think it would look so sharp with nice black pants and heels.
Click HERE for the shirt.
(also comes in red and purple)
And it comes in petites!
(They only had petites left in the store, so I am wearing a medium petite in this picture.
I think the regular small would have been perfect on me.
The one in the picture is a little short.)
And check out this coat!
Isn’t it fabulous?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the red, but it also comes in black.
It’s such a cute fit (mine is a 4 in the picture).
Pea coats get me every time, and I love one in a vibrant color.
Click HERE for the coat.
And listen, buying a coat when it is 104 degrees outside feels a little strange, but I know I will regret it if I don’t get it now!
And look at these sweaters.
Click HERE for the v-neck and HERE for the crew neck CASHMERE sweater.
Both are awesome.
Both come in a variety of colors.
Both come in regular AND petite!
I really like the camel color in the cashmere sweater. And plus, IT’S CASHMERE!
Both fit true to size; I am wearing a small in both of the below pictures.
And I found a pair of AWESOME skinny jeans!
They are Kut from the Kloth (the same maker of our beloved denim jacket),
and they are GREATNESS!
They look almost black, but they are not.
They are just a very very dark denim.
THESE JEANS will be perfect with MY NEW BOOTS!
They are super tight…almost more like a legging than a jean…and they have lots of stretch in them.
For size reference, I got the 4.
I won’t be tucking shirts in with these babies, but they will look FANTASTIC
with long shirt. VERY flattering.
You will be seeing these a lot in my outfit recreations!
Click HERE for the jeans.
And check out these leopard booties!
They have a 3 inch heel, and I really like the side zip closure.
In the store they were comfy, even with the 3 inch heel.
They are SASSY and I love them!
And I know that some of you still don’t believe me, but the leopard print really is a neutral.
Just imagine any ol’ plain jane outfit, and then pair it with these ladies.
All of a sudden your outfit has some spunk to it!
The sale price is great!
Click HERE for the booties!
And they didn’t have any Tory Burch in stock any longer at my Nordstrom, but they are still online for the time being. Although from what I hear, they go SUPER fast once the sale goes live.
Click HERE if you want them!
And the last item for today….
I’m going to highlight several bags next week,
but I thought I would go ahead and show one of my favorites today.
Click HERE for the bag.
There are 5 colors available, but this luggage color is by far my favorite.
And I love the gold chain detail and the tassel!
And I know this is totally random, but I saw THIS Dooney and Bourke online and almost fell over.
I LOVE IT!
But the question kept coming up, “Do I like Dooney and Bourke?”
Well yes, I guess I do.
Click HERE for the gorgeous bag.
Okay, so that’s it for now!
More pictures next week.
If you want to see what else is on sale…
just click HERE and continue to use the search bar and the drop down boxes
to narrow down what you are looking for.
And listen…..this may or may not be true……
when they are no longer on sale.
Some more clothes…..
Click HERE NOW.
And take the time to look around on the other blog too!
You will like what you see!