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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 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

Shop My Instagram

Want to know where I got some of my fave looks from Instagram.  I’ve added product links to those looks so you can shop my Instagram.

caftan

Nordstrom ($198)

 

Fashion is a must have t-shirt

Zara ($10)

 

off shoulder ruffle dress

ASOS ($45)

 

straw fedora

Nordstrom ($39)

 

off the shoulder blue and white striped top

Shein ($20)

 

off the shoulder top

Nordstrom ($79)

 

off the shoulder top

Shein ($11)

 

blush pink off shoulder top

Nordstrom Top Shop ($55)

Nordstrom Chelsea 28 ($85)

 

Rebecca Minkoff romy skirt

Nordstrom 1.State Top ($49)

Nordstrom Rebecca Minkoff Skirt ($138)

 

I reached 5,000 followers on Instagram this week.  Thank you to everyone that follows me.  I love to see what you guys are up to (and wearing) every day.  You definitely inspire me.  XOXO Michelle


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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Nordstrom is now having it’s half yearly sale until June 4th.  A lot of their spring/summer clothes, shoes, and accessories are 30-40% off.  It’s their biggest sale other than the anniversary sale which starts July 14th and features their fall/winter clothes.  Here are my favorites picks for the current sale.

Tops:

Vince Camuto ($65) – this top comes in other colors but the blush pink is so pretty

 

Sanctuary ($41) – this cold shoulder top can be worn with shorts or jeans and will look great with a pair of espadrilles

 

Rebecca Minkoff ($59) – orange is a hot color for summer and I love the silhouette of this top

 

 Chelsea28 ($41) – this is one of the cutest blue and white striped shirts I’ve seen.  This is a must have.

 

Bobeau ($29) – this top also comes in black and pink.  I would wear it with white denim and the colorful espadrilles that will be shown later in this post.  I’ve seen this a lot on Instagram and it looks very cute on.

 

Caslon ($27) – the linen blend off the shoulder top comes in an array of colors and I appreciate the longer length

 

Bobeau ($35) – this great cold shoulder shirt comes in 1x to 3x

 

Vince Camuto ($59) – this floral top comes in 1x to 3x and will look great with light denim cropped jeans

 

Jeans: 

STS Blue ($29) – these are so on trend with the frayed hem and distressing

 

Treasure and Bond ($59) – the skinny boyfriend jeans have a step hem and lighter wash which is great for summer

 

Kut from the Kloth ($66) – these jeans are so cute and perfect for summer.  They come in 16w to 24w.

 

Dresses: 

Leith ($41) – white dresses are so perfect for summer and this one is simple yet chic.  You can dress it up or down.

 

Socialite ($27) – everyone needs a t-shirt dress in their wardrobe.  You can dress them up or down and are great to throw on when it’s really hot.  You can put a cardigan over them and wear them with boots into the fall.  I have given you three good options from this sale (one above and two below).

 

Socialite ($20)

 

Sejour ($59)

 

Jackets: 

Hinge ($53) – this jacket is beautiful and looks so cool with just a simple t-shirt and jeans or shorts

 

Zella ($77) – I’ve already shown you this jacket in my workout clothes blog post.  I love that it’s reversible and now it is on sale.

 

Shoes:

 

Sam Edelman ($80) – espadrilles are must haves for the summer.  The above and below are a couple of good choices that are on sale.

 

Kenneth Cole ($84) 

 

Tory Burch ($151) – these Tory Burch flats are so cool and can be worn with so much

 

Sam Edelman ($32) – I love the colors in these.  They will add a pop of color to a plain t-shirt and shorts outfit.

 

Vince Camuto ($70) – these sandals can be worn now and into the fall.  I love the color.

 

Accessories:

Tory Burch ($417) – rose gold and silver watch.  It’s beautiful and 40% off.  A great time to get this great piece.

 

Cluse ($59) – this is a great inexpensive watch.  I love the blush pink band for summer.

 

Chan Luu ($29) – this necklace will look great with an off the shoulder top.  It comes in other colors too.

 

This is a great sale with so much to choose from.  Items are going fast so if there is something you like grab it now.  If there is something that you like that is sold out in your size, I would put it in your wish list in a different size and check back to see if they have restocked it.  I stalk the site like this and sometimes it pays off.

Just a reminder the Nordstrom anniversary sale is a great time to stock up on fall/winter clothes and that starts on July 14th.  It is overwhelming but I will be here to help you find the best sale items.

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

 

Hitting The Gym In Style

Trying on shorts and bathing suits has made me come to the realization that I need to hit the gym ASAP.  Nowadays you can go to and from the gym in style.  Here are some of my favorite workout gear finds.  They actually make me want to go to the gym so they must be cute.

Gap Fit ($60) – these leggings are so cool and I would wear them outside the gym too

 

 

Gap Fit ($30) – I love how this tank is open in the back to show off a colorful sports bra

 

Athleta ($49) – a strappy sports bra that would look great with the open back top above.  This also comes in bright colors.

 

Nordstrom ($129) – this Zella jacket is reversible and will look as good on the streets as it does at the gym

 

Nordstrom ($99) – backpacks are very on trend right now and once again can be worn in and out of the gym

 

Nordstrom ($19) – you need this after your workout when your hair is a hot mess

 

Some more great finds:

Nordstrom ($45)

 

Nordstrom ($45)

 

Nordstrom ($49)

 

Nordstrom ($65)

I’ll see you at the gym.  I’ll be the one in the cute outfit sitting at the cafe’ drinking my smoothie and watching the others work out.  XOXO Michelle