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The Best of the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public now until August 6th.  I wanted to give you guys an easy shopping list of my favorites that are not sold out yet.  This is the best of the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Tops and Sweaters:

Lush roll tab shirt

Lush Roll Tab Shirt ($28) – I have 3 of these tops.  They would be great to wear to work.  I wear mine with skinny jeans and tall boots and I add a cardigan in the winter.  They also look cute with scarves or long necklaces.

 

Lush tee

Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee ($16) – hands down the best t-shirts that are flattering fit and soft

 

Halogen cardigan

Halogen Open Front Cardigan ($50) – this comes in a lot of colors.  It’s very soft and flattering.  If you are between sizes – size down.  I like how it’s styled in this photo.

 

Off the shoulder sweater

Trouve Off The Shoulder Poplin Sweater ($59) – very cute and flattering.  Looks great with leggings or skinny jeans.  Comes in 3 great colors.

 

choker tee

Socialite Cutout Choker Tee ($18) – the top is soft and flattering.  It can be worn now and as a layering piece when it’s colder.

 

bell sleeve pullover

Gibson Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover ($40) – this is so soft and cozy

 

Halogen scallop sweater

Halogen Scallop Edge Sweater ($40) – this sweater is great quality and looks great on

 

bell sleeve sweater

Chelsea28 Bell Sleeve Sweater ($59) – this is wonderful quality and very flattering.  It comes in 3 great colors.

 

bateau neck sweater

Trouve Bateau Neck Sweater ($46) – it’s long enough for leggings and the neckline is very flattering.  It comes in 5 different colors.

 

asymmetrical cold shoulder sweater

Treasure and Bond Asymmetrical Cold Shoulder Sweater ($59) – so cute in person and is great quality.  It’s long enough to wear with leggings.

 

Denim and Leggings:

Moto leggings

BP. Seamed Moto Leggings ($26) – these fit great and are soft/comfortable.  They have a worn in look and the seaming is more prominent in person.

 

Moto leggings

Vince Camuto Moto Leggings ($46) – the  moto detailing on these leggings is very cool.  They are comfortable and thick.

 

Madewell high rise ripped skinny jeans

Madewell High Rise Ripped Skinny Jeans ($90) – black jeans are a must have in your wardrobe.  This pair fits great.

 

Skirts and Dresses:

cold shoulder sweater dress

Leith Cold Shoulder Sweater Dress ($53) – I love everything about this dress.  Wear it with a long cardigan or moto jacket and booties.

 

flounce shift dress

Halogen Flounce Back Shift Dress ($66) – this is one of the best items in the sale.  It’s great quality and looks so cute on.  It’s true to size.  You can wear a white button down or long cardigan over it in the winter.

 

tweed ruffle shift dress

Chelsea28 Tweed Ruffle Shift Dress ($99) – cute dress.  The plaid pattern and unfinished hem is very on trend.  Would look great with a black moto jacket or burgundy suede jacket.

 

Coats and Jackets:

Bernardo down coat

Bernardo Down Jacket ($120) – great lightweight down coat with rose gold hardware and a flattering fit.

 

Marc New York wool coat

Marc New York Wool Coat ($120) – beautiful coat in a beautiful on trend color for winter.

 

Kate Spade faux fur hooded peacoat

Kate Spade Faux Fur Hooded Peacoat ($280) – this coat also comes in black but I love the red.

 

Shoes:

thigh high boot

Steve Madden Thigh High Boot ($87) – great over the knee boot.  They don’t fall down and are comfortable.

 

Beauty:

revitalash

RevitaLash ($98) – this stuff really does make your lashes grow.  This is an amazing deal as you get 2 products for the price of 1.

 

Home:

Nordstrom throw

Kennebunk Home Throw ($26) – these are the softest most luxurious throws and the price is great.

 

I hope this list helps.  There’s so much to pick from and it can be overwhelming.  These are the items that I think are the best.  I either own or tried on most of these.  You can also check out my last 2 posts where I tried on some outfits from the sale.

At the bottom of this post you will find a link and banner for a new company that is like Stitch Fix called Le Tote.  Le Tote is a subscription box where members receive unlimited women’s apparel and accessories every month.  Members can wear everything for as long or as little as they want.  They can purchase what they love (but don’t have to) and send the rest back.  Le Tote will then ship a new box immediately.  So basically for $39/month you are renting clothes and when you want a new shipment you send them back to get different items.  You fill out a survey so they know your style and sizes.  For more information you can click on the banner below.

XOXO Michelle

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

I came, I saw, I shopped the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I made a big order as soon as the sale opened Thursday morning.  Luckily it was right before the site crashed.  I might have been the reason for the crash – my bad.  Here is what I found on the front porch a couple days later:

I went to Nordstrom the next day with my friend to see some things in person and just have a fun girls day.  Seeing the items in person made me wish I would have ordered a few more things.  I did pick up some more things and am obsessed with a few more.  I already gave you my picks for the sale (see prior post).  This is my review of what I ordered, tried on, and saw at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Welcome to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul.

Coats

Trina Turk Dawn Coat

Trina Turk Dawn Coat ($280) – this coat was awesome in person.  It was very soft and comfortable.  I loved it.

 

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket

 

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket ($126) – this is real suede and the quality is outstanding.  It’s a beautiful coat that runs small so size up.

 

Kensie Tweed Coat

Kensie Tweed Coat ($110) – a great fall/winter coat.  I love the color and the fit and had to take it home after I tried it on.  The sleeves are flared to accommodate bell sleeves.

 

Sweaters/Tops

BP cardigan

BP. Rib Stitch Cardigan ($32) – there are a lot of long cardigans in this sale but this is the least expensive.  It’s good quality for the price.  I got it in two colors and would size down.

BP. T-Strap Short Sleeve Tee ($15)

Blondo Waterproof Bootie ($100)

 

Halogen off the shoulder top

Halogen Off The Shoulder Top ($30) – this off the shoulder top is perfect for between seasons.  It looks great with this red bag from Mango and tucked into high-waisted jeans.

Mango Bag ($60)

 

Halogen ruffle sleeve sweater

Halogen Ruffle Sleeve Sweater ($50) – red is going to be huge this fall/winter so I definitely wanted to pick something up in that color

Argento Vivo Two-Tone Multistrand Necklace ($50) – this necklace and matching earrings are great finishing pieces

Argento Vivo Two-Tone Linear Fringe Earrings ($43)

 

Topshop cardigan

Topshop Colorblock Cardigan ($57) – I was so excited that they had this cardigan left in my store.  Size down on this one.  I will wear this with a white t-shirt, the below camel boots, and the below Kendall Scott Rae Pendant

Hinge bootie

Hinge Bootie ($80)

 

Kendra Scott Rae Necklace

Kendra Scott Rae Necklace ($50)

 

 

Halogen off the shoulder sweater

Halogen Off The Shoulder Sweater ($50)

Lysse’ Leggings ($59)

These are some of my favorite pieces from the Anniversary Sale.  This outfit is very figure flattering and runs TTS.

 

 

Gibson bell sleeve pullover

Gibson Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover ($40) – I saw this at the store and I loved it.  It’s very soft and the sleeves are flared but not overly so.  It’s a great piece to have in your closet for fall/winter.

 

Leith shawl collar cardigan

Leith Shawl Collar Cardigan ($53) – I love the color of this cardigan.  It looks great with this nude/blush bag from Sole Society.  The Argento Vivo jewelry in the sale is great and really makes an outfit.

Korah Sole Society Bag ($60)

Argento Vivo Stick Ball Earrings ($30)

Jeans

Frame jeans

Frame Split Hem Jeans ($180) – I love the slit down the center of these jeans.  The loose fit is very on trend.

 

Wit and Wisdom split hem jeans

Wit & Wisdom Split Hem Jeans ($45) – I included these in my last post but I wanted to give you a review of them after I tried them on at the store.  I loved them.  They have mesh panels inside of them to hold in your stomach and lift your booty.  They run big so size down.

 

I think the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is awesome this year and hope you all find some great pieces – I sure did.  A lot of things are sold out in certain sizes and colors.  Nordstrom constantly re-stocks everything.  My advice if the color or size you want is out of stock is to save it to your wishlist in another color or size available.  Then check daily to see if your size and color is back in stock.  Don’t forget the sale is open to everyone starting this Friday.  XOXO Michelle

 

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

I love waking up early on the first day of the sale.  It makes me feel like a kid again waking up early to see what Santa brought me.  So I write this while downing a huge cup of coffee and a huge smile on my face.  I’ve been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for several years now and I feel that this year they have really outdone themselves.  Being that I’ve been shopping this sale for years I know what items to grab and grab fast because they will sell out.  Traditionally you can’t go wrong with anything cashmere, denim, leather coats, boots, and lingerie.

These are my top picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year.  The items with 3 stars in front of the name are the ones I believe will sell out fast.

Tops and Sweaters:

Chelsea 28 poplin top, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

***Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Striped Poplin Top ($59)

 

tie sweater

***Tie Sweater ($50)

 

Leith cardigan

Leith Easy Circle Cardigan ($50)

 

Halogen flare sleeve sweater

***Halogen Flare Sleeve Sweater ($50)

 

long sleeve knit tunic

Halogen Long Sleeve Knit Tunic ($25) – this is a great basic to have in your fall wardrobe.  It’s long enough to layer under a cardigan with leggings.

 

Off the shoulder top

Trouve Off The Shoulder Mixed Media Top ($59)

 

lightweight cardigan

BP. Lightweight Cardigan ($32)

 

off the shoulder sweater

Halogen Cotton Blend Off The Shoulder Sweater ($50) – this is long enough to wear with leggings

 

ruffle cold shoulder top

Socialite Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top ($26)

 

Coats:

Trina Turk dawn coat

***Trina Turk Dawn Coat ($280)

 

leather moto jacket

Halogen Leather Moto Jacket ($230)

 

teddy coat

Charles Gray London SuperSoft Teddy Coat ($240) – this is a great night out coat and the color is totally on trend for fall/winter

 

trumpet sleeve coat

Charles Gray London Trumpet Sleeve Coat ($199)

 

Jeans and Leggings:

split release flare jeans

***Wit and Wisdom Absolution Split Release ($45)

 

Two by Vince Camuto leggings

Two by Vince Camuto Seamed Leggings ($32) – these are the best leggings

 

angled step hem skinny jeans

SP Black Angled Step Hem High Waist Skinny Jeans ($39)

 

faux leather leggings

Trouve Faux Leather Leggings ($53) – I chose these because they are shorter which I think looks better than when they bunch at your ankles

 

raw hem straight leg jeans

Halogen Raw Hem Stretch Straight Leg Jeans ($50)

 

Mother high waist step jeans

***Mother The Insider High Waist Step Jeans ($150)

 

Wit & Wisdom straight leg ankle jeans

Wit and Wisdom Slim Straight Leg Ankle Jeans ($52)

 

Lysse seamed leggings

Lysse Seamed Leggings ($59) – plaid is going to be very big this fall.  This would be a great way to wear the trend.

 

Skirts and Dresses:

flounce back shift dress

***Halogen Flounce Back Shift Dress ($66) – you can wear this with a white shirt or turtleneck underneath or with a long cardigan over it

 

pleat midi skirt

Halogen Pleat Midi Skirt ($50)

 

pleat faux leather skirt

Halogen Pleat Faux Leather Skirt ($80)

 

Shoes:

zip bootie

Dolce Vita Zip Bootie ($106) – these look great with everything including skirts.  The zippers on both sides make them special compared to other booties.

 

Vans slip-on sneaker

Vans Classic Slip-On Sneaker ($40) – everyone needs a pair of black Vans in their closet

 

pearl embellished mule

Steve Madden Imitation Pearl Embellished Mule ($60)

 

Steve Madden velvet slip-on sneaker

Steve Madden Gema Slip-On Sneaker ($53) – burgundy and velvet which are two big fall/winter trends in one

 

Sorel bootie

Sorel After Hours Waterproof Bootie ($154) – fashionable winter boots

 

leather mule

BP. Milo Loafer Mule ($53) – a must have

 

platform loafer

Via Spiga Gallo Platform Loafer ($150)

 

Accessories:

faux suede womens cap

Brixton Fiddler Faux Suede Cap ($32)

 

Sonix sunglasses

***Sonix Parker Sunglasses ($80)

 

cashmere wrap

***Halogen Cashmere Wrap ($126) – must have

 

floral velvet skinny scarf

Hinge Floral Embroidred Velvet Skinny Scarf ($39) – this is great way to add some velvet to your wardrobe

 

Jewelry:

Argento Vivo drop earrings

Argento Vivo Stick Ball Earrings ($30)

 

Argento Vivo drop earrings

Argento Vivo Chain Ball Drop Earrings ($30)

 

Kendra Scott Rae pendant

***Kendra Scott Rae Long Pendant ($50) – must have

 

initial necklace

lulu dk Love Letters Initial Spinni ($45)

 

Mavado two-tone watch

Movado Bold Bracelet Watch ($360) – this is a beautiful watch that goes with everything

 

Handbags:

Longchamp Le Pliage

***Longchamp “Le Pliage” Expandable Tote ($130)

 

Tory Burch frida satchel

***Tory Burch Frida Stitched Suede Satchel ($350)

 

Madewell leather tote

Madewell Paintstripe Transport Leather Tote ($130)

 

velvet clutch

Chelsea 28 Velvet Clutch ($39)

 

Make-Up:

Bobbi Brown make-up palette

Bobbi Brown Eyes and Cheeks Palett ($98) – this will be great to take on trips

 

Clarisonic Mia

Clarisonic “Mia” Electric Pink ($86) – this is a really great price

 

Me Glow eye mask

Me Glow Eye Mask ($16) – if you are going to wear an eye mask to bed why not wear one that eliminates wrinkles

 

illuminage pillow case

illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillow Case ($40)

 

MAC brush kit

MAC Look In A Box Basic Brush Kit ($50)

 

Supergoop defense setting mist

Supergoop Defense Setting Mist ($28) – I love this stuff and with the mini I won’t have to carry the big bottle with me for touch-ups

 

MAC lip kit

MAC Look In A Box Lip Kit ($37)

 

Lingerie:

Natori feathers contour bra

Natori Feathers Contour Bra ($45)

 

Hanky Panky low rise thong

Hanky Panky Low Rise Thong ($15)

 

Spanx lace hipster

Spanx Undie-tectable Lace Hipster ($16)

 

So those are my picks for this years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I’m going to the store on Friday to try on some things and take pictures so you guys can see what they look like on.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Nordstrom card as everyone can shop next Friday July 21st.  Happy shopping!!!

XOXO Michelle

The Difference Between BB and CC Creams

If you’re confused about BB creams vs. CC creams, so was I.  I decided to do some research and see what the differences are between these products.  The differences are subtle but here is what I found out.

BB CREAMS – these provide coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF and anti-oxidants.  They’re lighter than foundations and heavier than tinted moisturizers.

CC CREAMS – these generally stand for color correcting.  The products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light diffusing particles).

The best BB and CC creams based on your facial concerns are:

DrynessEstee Lauder DayWear BB ($42)

Estee Lauder daywear BB cream, BB cream vs. CC cream

 

Blotchiness / Uneven ToneMaybelline Dream Fresh BB ($9)

Maybelline dream fresh BB

Fine LinesBobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 ($46)

Bobbi Brown BB cream

 

BreakoutsDr. Jart BB ($36)

Dr. Jart BB

 

Dark SpotsOlay Tone Correcting CC Cream with Sunscreen ($22)

Olay's total effects

I hope this settles the debate of BB creams vs. CC creams.  There are some great products out there in both camps.  The key is to find the one that is made for your skin type.

Also, don’t forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale starts this Thursday, July 13 (if you have a Nordstrom credit or debit card) or July 21 (if you don’t have a store card).  I’ll be posting my best picks from the sale early Thursday morning.  XOXO Michelle




Summer Sales

The 4th of July holiday is the best time for sales on summer clothes.  It’s a great time to pick up something you’ve had your eye on and fill in any gaps in your summer wardrobe.  These are some of my favorite summer sale finds.

Nordstrom – I own these two shirts in multiple colors and love them.

Socialite Tee

Socialite D-Ring Tee ($21)

 

BP tee

BP T-strap Tee ($15)

 

Banana Republic – these tops are so cute and very on trend.  They are 50% off of the sale price right now.

pleated bell sleeve

Pleated Bell-Sleeve Shirt ($25 after 50% off sale)

 

strapless ruffle top

Strapless Ruffle Top ($31 after 50% off sale)

 

Gap – they have had some really great pieces this season.  This is a great time to pick up some of them.  Right now all sale items are an additional 40% off.

one shoulder dress

One-Shoulder Dress ($33 after 40% off sale)

 

Eyelet open shoulder dress

Eyelet Off-Shoulder Dress ($33 after 40% off sale)

 

Wrap skirt

Softspun Wrap Knot Skirt ($23 after 40% off sale)

 

Baublebar – this is one of my go to stores for jewelry.  The jewelry is very on trend and the quality is great.  They have some great pieces on sale and are giving an additional 20% off of the sale prices.  I definitely have some of these beauties in my cart.

layered necklace

Lyssa Layered Necklace ($19 after 20% off sale)

 

tassel pendant

Livia Tassel Pendant ($25 after 20% off sale)

 

choker necklace

Druzy Choker Necklace ($13 after 20% off sale)

 

crystal studs

Dahlia Crystal Studs ($19 after 20% off sale)

 

layered choker

Julianna Layered Choker ($22 after 20% off sale)

 

personal necklace

Get Personal Y-Chain Necklace ($48 after 20% off sale) – this is a must have!  You can engrave that top bar with up to 15 letters.

 

bar pendant necklace

Ice Initial Bar Pendant ($14 after 20% off sale)

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – just a reminder that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 13 (if you have a Nordstrom debit or credit card) and July 21 (for everyone).  It’s over on August 6.  I have seen everything that is going to be on sale and let me tell you it’s GOOD!  I will be posting my favorite items from the sale on July 13 so you don’t have to look through everything because there is a LOT!  Here’s a sneak peak.

 

I hope you find some good deals this holiday and that my sneak peak to the anniversary sale gets you pumped up to shop in a couple weeks.  XOXO Michelle