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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

Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show

Yesterday I attended the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Trend Show in Oak Brook, IL.  It included many top beauty brands showing off their newest and best products for spring.  They also showed some great fashion.  I’m going to focus this post on the beauty and fashion that caught my eye the most.

CHANTECAILLE EYE SHADOW TRIO ($95):

I liked the natural color of these shadows.  They are great to layer and contour.  In addition, five percent of the proceeds are donated to African wildlife charities supporting the animals shown on the products.

 

YVES SAINT LAURANT BABY DOLL KISS & BLUSH ($34):

This is a great product to use on your busy days and to keep in your purse for touch ups.  Use the lighter shade on your cheeks (and maybe even your eyes) and the darker shade is good for your lips.

 

TOM FORD SOLEIL BLANC DRY OIL SPRAY ($70):

Tom Ford’s Private Blend Soleil Blanc fragrance is perfect for spring/summer.  This fragrance comes in many application options but I like the dry oil spray the best.  You get the wonderful Soleil Blanc fragrance along with the emollience of sweet almond oil.

 

FREE PEOPLE OUTFIT: TOP ($128), CAMISOLE ($68), SHORTS ($78), KIMONO ($35)

This was one of the outfits they featured.  I thought it was very wearable and flattering.  I think it would be a great outfit to wear to an outside concert this summer.

 

KATE SOMMERVILLE EXFOLIKATE DAILY FOAMING WASH ($38):

Kate Sommerville’s ExfoliKate is my favorite exfoliating treatment.  I’m very excited by the ExfoliKate Daily Foaming Wash.  It contains AHAs and other natural exfoliators.  I plan to use this a couple times a week to deep clean my face.

 

FRESH BLACK TEA FIRMING OVERNIGHT MASK ($92): 

This mask is made to give your face the appearance of having an overnight face lift.  You can layer it over your normal night time routine.  This would be good to use on weekends or anytime you want to look your best.

 

The Nordstrom spring beauty trend show was fun and informative.  A lot of the models were wearing statement tassel earrings (as shown in my prior 3-16-17 post called “Fun New Spring Accessories”) and sporting athleisure wear (as shown in my prior 1-22-17 post called “Mix & Match Athluxury”).

 

After the show, I visited  the Trish McEvoy counter because I wanted to try her Instant Eye Lift but I left there with so much more.  I will post about that great experience this upcoming week so you don’t want to miss it.  XOXO Michelle

 

2017 Fashion Trends – Part 3

I hope everyone is surviving the crazy weather this week.  I’m looking forward to spring and the new clothes that go along with it (I’m always looking forward to new clothes!).  This week we are going to talk about the last of the 2017 fashion trends I found during my research.  These are: frayed jeans, florals, bomber jackets, and rocker tees.

FRAYED JEANS – the best jeans to wear right now are ones with a frayed hem.  Some good examples I found in a variety of price ranges are shown below.

Old Navy Rockstar $30

 

American Eagle $60

 

Kut from the Kloth $89

 

Paige Hoxton High Rise $239

 

Articles of Society $41

 

FLORALS – these are always big in the spring but will be especially so this year.  Everyone should add something flowered to their wardrobe.  I have included some good options below.

Astr Off Shoulder Top $78

 

ASOS Wrap Top $49

 

Topshop Wrap Blouse $65

 

1 State Off the Shoulder Dress $119

 

1 State Off the Shoulder Top $89

 

BOMBER JACKETS – these are going to be huge this spring.  You’ll look cool waiting for the weather to heat up.  Below are some ways to stay warm this spring.

Puma Jacket $151

 

Chelsea 28 Bomber Jacket $99

 

Miss Selfridge Bomber Jacket $147

 

Mural Bomber Jacket $74

 

Mural Bomber Jacket $84

 

ROCKER TEES – these look great under a cardigan or blazer.  Here are two examples of how to wear them:

      

 

If you need a rocker tee you don’t even have to go to a concert to get one.  I have located the below online for you.

Def Leppard Tee $27

 

KISS Tee $36

 

Aerosmith Tee $42

 

Blondie Tank $42

I know it was a lot as I had to break them into 3 posts but I hope you liked my 2017 fashion trends.  I hope you all have a good week and I will talk to everyone next week with more great fashion information.  XOXO Michelle

 

2017 Fashion Trends – Part 2

I hope everyone’s new year is going well.  I’d like to give you an update from last week’s post.  I just received the Nordstrom Lush top, Nordstrom Bobeau top and both pairs of the ASOS mules.  I love them!  The tops fit tts and are very flattering.  The shoes look more expensive than they are and are very comfortable.  Everything that I feature on my blogs are things that I would wear and, unfortunately for my husband, I own a lot of them myself.

So let’s continue this week with the 2017 fashion trends.  This week we will feature sneakers, bell sleeves, and slogan tees.

SNEAKERS:

Sneakers are probably the most important thing you can buy right now.  They make your outfit look cooler and more on trend.  I have included some of my favorites here.

Adidas Superstar $80

 

Vans slip-on $60

 

Nike TR 6 $100

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lux $60

 

Adidas Originals Black Metallic $110

 

Adidas Originals Gray Metallic $110

 

BELL SLEEVES:

Bell sleeves make any top or sweater special.  Many of these come in pink which is the in color.  Some nice options are here.

Nordstrom Topshop Ella Top $65

 

Nordstrom Sun & Shadow Lace Top $59

 

Nordstrom Chelsea28 Ruffle Edge Blouse $79

 

Nordstrom Chloe & Katie Cross Front Dress $35

 

Nordstrom Vince Camuto Sweater $45

 

SLOGAN TEES:

These are really hot right now and can be worn under a blazer or cardigan.  Although my husband thinks these are overpriced for tee shirts, I told him you can’t put a price on a positive message.  Here are some good options I found.

ASOS Slay Tee $19

 

Nordstrom Sincerely Jules Celfie Tee $49

 

Nordstrom Grateful Tee $65

 

Nordstrom Good Vibes Sweatshirt $58 

 

I have found so much great stuff in researching new trends so stay tuned for part 3 of my 2017 fashion trends next week.  XOXO  Michelle

 

 

2017 Fashion Trends – Part 1

Happy 2017 !!!  With the new year comes new fashion trends.  I’ve watched the spring fashion shows and read all the articles on the 2017 fashion trends.  There are a lot of differing opinions but there are some trends that everyone agrees on.  These are: stripes, cut outs or open shoulders, mules, slogan tops, bell sleeves, rocker tees, florals, pink, athleisure, and sneakers.

In this post we will be focusing on stripes, cut outs, and mules.  Here are some of my favorites.

STRIPES:

Nordstrom top $39

 

ASOS culottes $53

 

ASOS jumpsuit $98 

 

CUT OUTS:

LNA sweater $121

 

Nordstrom Trouve top $69

 

Express dress $50 

 

Nordstrom Lush top $45

 

Nordstrom Bobeau top $42

 

MULES:

ASOS mules $53

 

ASOS mules $53 
Nordstrom Calvin Klein mules $139

 

Check back next week when I’ll show you the best picks for sneakers, slogan tees and bell sleeves.  I hope you have a great 2017 and follow my blog as I have a lot of great ideas up my bell sleeve.  XOXO Michelle

Casual and Affordable New Years Eve Outfits

This year I didn’t feel like going out to a fancy New Years Eve party and instead we are having our closest friends over for a small gathering.  I picked up a couple of things that I could wear for the house party but could also be worn for other things.

Outfit # 1:                                          Outfit # 2:                                     Outfit # 3:

                            

Banana Republic shirt                     Forever 21 sweater                       Old Navy blazer

.                                                            (Similar sweater here)                 (Similar blazer here)

Velvet pants from H&M                  Same velvet pants                        Old Navy Velvet cami

Bauble Bar silver mesh choker                                                               Old Navy jeans

(Similar choker here)

 

Other ideas:

Zara lace shirt                                            Zara crossover top

          

To take an everyday outfit and make it glam enough for New Years Eve just add a red lip, sparkly nail polish, great earrings, and heels.     XOXO  Michelle