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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

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

 




Summer Essentials

Now that the weather is getting warmer, these are the summer essentials your closet needs to maximize adaptability and minimize perspiration.

One Piece Swim Suits – the first thing you need for a great summer is a great swimsuit.  You can’t go wrong with a chic black one piece suit.  This can also be worn as a body suit by adding denim shorts and a kimono.

Becca One Piece Swimsuit

Nordstrom ($89)

 

Miraclesuit One Piece Swimsuit

Nordstrom ($174)

 

Trina Turk Off Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit

Nordstrom ($96)

 

Cover Up – you want a cover up that is fashionable and covers enough to be worn comfortably out of the pool.

Loft swimsuit cover up

Loft ($80)

 

The Perfect Denim Shorts – these are definitely a summer essential.  They look great with pretty much anything and have a great effortlessly chic vibe.

Loft denim shorts

Loft ($55)

 

Kut from the Kloth denim shorts

Nordstrom ($69)

 

Graphic Tee – great with denim shorts and skirts.  I like to knot them on the side or in the middle.  Wearing a bandana scarf around your neck or on your wrist is a great addition to this look.

Champagne weekend tee shirt

Amazon ($32)

 

Eyelash tee shirt

Amazon ($6)

 

Guns N Rose' tee shirt

Amazon ($20)

 

Casual Summer Dress – essential because when the temps rise this is what you are going to want to grab.  Also, you can wear it anywhere and dress it up or down depending on the occasion.

off the shoulder dress

ASOS ($29)

 

off the shoulder dress

Nordstrom ($56)

 

tassel dress

Gap ($48)

 

Easy Slip-Ons – these go with anything and are so easy to slip on and go to your summer outings.  FYI – these are sold out everywhere except for Zappos.

Vans slip ons

Zappos ($60)

 

Polarized Sunglasses – these are a must have when you are outside and the sun is out in full force.  This pair is not only polarized but also very on trend.

Polarized sunglasses

Nordstrom ($65)

 

Straw Hat – great to have at the beach and also to wear out to protect your face from the sun.  I think the shape of this one is so cute.

Nordstrom ($29)

 

Sunscreen – I’ve been using this sunscreen for years.  You can apply it right over your make-up and then keep it in your purse for touch ups like you would use powder.

Colorescience sunscreen

Nordstrom ($57)

 

Anti-Cellulite Cream – it smooths cellulite so you look good in your swimsuit and your denim shorts.

Clarins anti-cellulite cream

Nordstrom ($70)

I’m so happy that summer is finally here.  I hope this list helps you beat the heat in style.  XOXO Michelle

The Latest Summer Fashion Trends

There are a few new trends that I’ve been noticing on Instagram and Pinterest: scarves, neon yellow shoes, and basket bags.

Scarves:

Wearing a scarf around a bun is very popular right now and I think it looks great for summer.  My hair is too short for a bun but I plan on wearing a scarf like a headband when it gets really hot and I want my bangs out of my face.  You can also tie a scarf around a ponytail.

 

Target ($10)

 

Target ($10)

 

Target ($10)

 

Another option is to just tie the scarf around your bag.

 

Neon Yellow Shoes: 

Yellow shoes look very chic when worn with a minimal outfit.

Nordstrom ($50)

 

DSW ($25)

 

Basket Bags:

This Cult Gaia Ark bag is the one that started the basket bag craze.  Unfortunately it is sold out but I have included some similar choices below.

Cult Gaia Ark Bag

 

Zara ($60)

 

Dillards ($149)

 

EBags ($36 – after using 20% coupon code)

 

I hope everyone is having a good week in spite of all of the craziness going on in the world.

XOXO Michelle

 

The Best Straw Bags to Carry You Through Summer

If you’re planning on going to the beach or just want to add a touch of summer to your wardrobe then it’s time to get your hands on a straw bag.  These are some of my favorites:

Target ($35) – I love the shape of this bag.  The pom poms and tassels are so on trend.

 

Amazon ($20) – This bag looks much more expensive than it is.  It reminds me of a Kate Spade bag.

 

ASOS ($54) – This bag has a great muted print that will go with anything in your summer wardrobe.

 

Amazon ($20) – Amazon has a great selection of straw bags.  This one is so cute and I love anything French inspired.

 

Shein ($29) – This is the bag that I bought for the summer.  I think the print is so pretty and colorful.  I can’t wait to carry it.

I hope you liked my picks.  Remember that there are multiple uses for these bags making them an affordable and fun addition to your summer wardrobe.  Hope you are enjoying your spring so far.  XOXO  Michelle

Tops to Update Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe

You can really spice up your spring/summer wardrobe by adding some new on trend tops.  You can wear these tops with your existing bottoms for some fresh new looks.

Nordstrom ($22) – I love how this top has a sewn-in side tuck that makes it very flattering.  It is definitely more special than a basic top.

 

Nordstrom ($35) – Everyone needs a cold shoulder top in their spring/summer wardrobe.  This one is in a flattering silhouette and a good price point.  It also comes in a pretty light purple color.

 

Loft ($45 – on sale right now) – This top is very trendy but can be worn with everything.  I especially like it with some colorful crop pants or a pretty printed skirt.

 

Banana Republic ($58 plus an additional 40% off right now) – This is one of the cutest blue striped shirts I have seen.  I love the origami like ruffles.  Like all the shirts in this post it is basic enough to go with a lot of things but special enough to make an outfit pop.

 

Nordstrom ($35) – I love the choker top trend.  This is such a pretty color and will look great with shorts or jeans for a night out.

You don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe every season.  By adding in some new on trend pieces you can totally freshen up your looks.  XOXO Michelle

 

Fresh Florals

Florals are one of the biggest trends of the season.  A lot of us either don’t like florals or are scared to wear them.  In this post I am going to give you examples of how to wear the trend without it wearing you.

 

Loft Blazer ($128) – this blazer is a great way to wear the floral trend.  It can be worn casually as shown or dressed up for work.

 

Loft Shorts ($50) – I went to Loft this week and loved their new spring collection.  I tried on the above shorts and the below top and loved this look.

 

Loft Top ($55)

 

Loft Scarf ($20) – a floral scarf is a great way to be on trend and add some interest to your outfit.  This one is pink so you’ll be working the pink trend as well.  You can also wear these scarves around your wrist or as a choker.  I think wearing these scarves with a simple t-shirt is so chic.

 

ASOS Top ($61) – this top with the below pants is such a beautiful outfit and so on trend with the floral top and the blush pants.

 

Old Navy Pants ($35 normal price – 40% off right now)

 

ASOS Shoes ($43) – I love these shoes.  They definitely have a Gucci vibe and would look amazing with a t-shirt and jeans.

These are some great ideas of how to wear florals in a more unexpected and chic way.  I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the warmer weather by wearing something floral.  XOXO Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

Why I am Obsessed with ASOS

ASOS ($49)

Hi – my name is Michelle and I have an ASOS obsession.  ASOS is great place to shop for all of the latest trends.  Their shoes are good quality and comfortable.  Their clothes are also good quality and fit true to size.  It’s hard not to have an ASOS obsession with their free shipping, free returns, no sales tax, low prices, and quality merchandise.  These are some of the reasons for my obsession.

TOPS:

ASOS ($52) – this is one of the cutest cold shoulder tops I have seen.

 

ASOS ($49) – I also love this cold shoulder top and would wear this with light distressed jeans.  If you are looking for some cute shoes to go with this outfit check out my post “Wear Now – Wear Later” from February  27th.  I featured two pairs of sandals and both are now on sale.

 

ASOS ($44) – wear this with white jeans and the sandals I mentioned above.  If you want a good white jean option I love the ones from my February 23rd post “Finds of the Week.”  As a bonus they are currently on sale.

DRESSES/ROMPERS:

ASOS ($46) – the A-line cut and off shoulder ruffle make this dress very cute and flattering

 

ASOS ($23) – this is definitely one of the best rompers I have found.  I appreciate the longer length and love the lace detailing.  I think this would be really cute with a longer length cardigan on chilly evenings.

 

ASOS ($49) – this dress has an interesting style and a flattering A-line cut

 

SHOES / ACCESSORIES:

ASOS ($38) – these will brighten up an outfit and will look great with the sundresses featured in this post

 

ASOS ($28) – I am loving the Bohemian vibe of these statement earrings

 

ASOS ($19)  – lastly are a couple clutches that will be fun additions to your summer wardrobe

 

ASOS ($19)

 

Now you know why I am obsessed with ASOS.  If you don’t already shop there, you really should check it out.  I apologize in advance for the time you are going to spend on the ASOS website but remember that is what you have me for.  XOXO Michelle

Fun New Spring Accessories

Accessories can take your look to the next level.  This spring there are many fun options to do that.

STATEMENT EARRINGS – these are a must have this spring.  They look great with off the shoulder tops.

BaubleBar ($34)

 

ANKLETS – a great option with shorts or rompers.

Express ($23 – now on sale for $14)

These earrings from BaubleBar ($32) would look cute with the above anklet.

 

NECK SCARVES – these look so cute worn with a light weight sweater or worn as a choker.  I found a couple good options at Banana Republic.  The first one is $38 and the second one is $32.  I also put below a couple examples of how to wear both looks.

      

                    

 

WRAP BELTS – not only are they fashionable but they also are figure flattering by defining your waist.  A win win in my book.  The first one below is from Nordstrom ($29) and I have also included an example of how to wear these.

 

There are so many great accessories to choose from this season.  I hope they inspire you to have fun with fashion this spring.  XOXO Michelle

 

 

The Season of Stripes

Me in my new favorite striped shirt from SheIn ($20)

This spring stripes are everywhere.  This print is trying to maneuver itself for some serious space in your closet.  And why not?  It’s one of the most wearable and figure flattering trends this season.  Below are some of my favorite striped looks:

Target ($30) – this dress is from the “Who What Wear” collection

 

Revolve ($160) – good causal look but could also be worn out on the town

 

Forever 21 ($38) – great casual dress featuring the on trend off the shoulder look

 

Nordstrom ($35) – the one shoulder trend is huge for spring/summer

 

Nordstrom ($60) – I love this shirt because the contrasting colors and tie in front make it very original

 

Nordstrom Bodysuit ($49) and Nordstrom Pants ($149) – I think this outfit is so chic

 

Forever 21 ($45) – loving this shirt with a cool matching choker

 

Nordstrom ($109) – this will look great with a pair of espadrille wedges

I hope you liked my favorite striped looks and it inspired you to try this very wearable trend.  XOXO Michelle