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Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is HERE!!!

 It's here!  My favorite sale of the entire year!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Like I've stated before, I know it's hard to think Fall/Winter right now with such high temps.  But you'll be kicking yourself when the weather turns colder for not taking advantage of these deals at such great prices.  Once August 8th hits, the prices go back up.  If anything, I'm excited to snag these deals, store them away for awhile, and then take them back out when the weather gets cooler.  Some of them I'm actually saving for Christmas gifts.  Yes, I'm somewhat of a planner.  I have just have to make sure I remember where I stored it all.

I've been posting my favorite sale items from different sections all week.  Now that the sale has started, I'm organizing it all here for you.  This will keep you from having to revert back to previous posts and you can see it in all one place.  And I made it super easy to shop everything, simply click on items in the collages to shop or the links below.  While this may seem like a slew of products to throw at you in one post, keep in mind there are over 8,000 items in the Anniversary Sale and I've chosen what I feel to be the best of the best in each category.

Happy Shopping!

**For details on each item, click on any item to shop or links below.**
Some of my picks may be sold out, but check back regularly and they may re-stock it.  Nordstrom is really good about adding inventory as returns occur.

Top Picks

Favorite Dresses: All Under $100

Split Neck Top Dress (love this color for Fall!) // Stripe Cowl Neck Dress (only $24.90) // Off the Shoulder Chambray Dress // Print Shift Dress (only $31.90) // Floral Sleeveless Dress // Embroidered Shift Dress (only $24.90) // Not pictured, but I also love this bright pink shift dress and black pleated dress.

Favorite Cardigans: All Under $100

Favorite Blouses & Tees: All Under $100

Purple Top // Grey Button-Down Top // Stripe Crewneck Tee (love the length of this one, only $17.90) // Floral Ruffle Tank // Embroidered Woven Top // Floral Mock Neck Blouse // Light Pink Bell Cuff Blouse // Blue V-Neck Blouse // Ruffle Front Blouse // Knit Tank (perfect for now, and later to wear under jackets and cardigans) // Cheetah Print Tee // Striped Mixed Media Tee

Favorite Shoes

Calf Hair Pointy Toe Flat (Great reviews on these, would be so fun for Fall!) // Espadrille Flat (Love how neutral and casual these flats are.  Perfectly beachy.) // Flip Flop (These have almost sold out, but like I mentioned last week, these are my absolute favorite and I wear them all the time! I'm an 8.5 and wear a 9 in these.) // Perforated Bootie (Would be so cute with skinny jeans.) // Roccia Sandal
(I have these in another color, but mine have already sold out.  These are super comfy. I went up a half-size on them.) // Ocelot Skimmer Flat (Pretty much a neutral, would looked great paired with honestly any color, but my faves are pink and red.) // Bootie (Seriously the most comfortable designer of booties I know, and the best quality! Here's a similar pair at a lower price point.) // Block Heel Sandal (I clearly love nude shoes.  So flattering and they go with almost everything in your wardrobe.  These would go well with dresses and jeans.) // Platform Wedge (I've seen these in so many pics from the sale, paired with different dresses.  They're super cute on.)

(featuring all Nordstrom Sale items)

Top // Jeans (these fit true to size) // Necklace // Sandals (my color has sold out, but I love this color too; I'm an 8.5 and have these in a 9) // Bracelet Set // Sunnies

Favorite Work-Out Gear

Girls' Favorites

Boys' Favorites

Home Favorites

Favorite Beauty Exclusives

La Mer Set // NARS Blush Set // Jo Malone Set // Bobbi Brown Eye Set // Diptyque Scented Candle Set (this is the best selection of scents in one set I've seen! Definitely snagging this set!) // Voluspa Mini Tin Trio // Flowerbomb Perfume Set (one of my favorite scents!) // Clarisonic Brush (Still love mine so much! Have had it for about three years now.) // Tory Burch Fragrance Set (my favorite everyday scent) // YSL Lip Set (love my YSL lip stains for glossy lips that stay on so well; this set includes some of my favorite colors!) // Beachwaver (so tempted to try this, especially now that it's on sale!) // Rose Salve Balm Trio (I think I have one of these in every drawer of my house, not kidding, addicted.) // Supergoop Sunscreen Spray (definitely ordering these, a great deal!) // Moroccan Oil Hair Set (y'all know I rave about this all the time, I use it every time I get out of the shower) // St. Tropez Self-Tanning Kit // Nest Candles (the best smelling candles!)

As I've said before, I'll be posting more of my favorites throughout the next few weeks while the sale is going on, with details on sizing and fit, starting on Monday.

Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns, so don't feel bad for placing more than one order.  I'm definitely guilty about going back and ordering more.  I honestly think it's safer to do it that way.  That way you order your favorites right away that may sell out, and then you can peruse around for the next few weeks and see if there's anything else you'd like to order.  And Nordstrom makes it extremely easy to return products.  Your package comes with a shipping label sticker, so there's nothing for you to have to print off.  Extremely easy returns and exchanges!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!  We're in the mountains this weekend, beating the heat!  It's supposed to be in the 60s at night, so I'm taking along a few of my new Nordstrom Sale scores.  One of them being this Ugg Long Cardigan.  It's the most comfortable thing!  FYI, it's selling out quickly!  I'll also be taking along my favorite Mara Hoffman cozy poncho, currently $100 off!

Wore this dress and these wedges last night, both part of the anniversary sale and both are true to size.  My wedges are only $39.90 during the sale!  Wore them for about 7 hours last night, and had no problems with them.

TGIF, Y'all!

Happy Shopping!

Comment and let me know what your favorites have been from the sale so far!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cucumber of the Sea Cocktail + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home Faves + an OOTD

Last week, while the kiddos were at camp, my girlfriend and I headed out to Leon's Oyster Shop for lunch.  Love this place so much!
My favorite is their Fried Oyster Sandwich. So good!
Aside from today's featured cocktail, their Bloody Mary is pretty tasty too.
Chargrilled oysters!  Delicious!  // Gigi New York Crossbody (currently on sale, almost $100 off!)
When you spend $250+ at Gigi New York this weekend, receive a FREE navy all-in-one bag (a $125 value)!  This includes all sale items!
From the laid back environment to the delicious cocktails and oysters, I know I'll be back to visit again soon.  Today's cocktail is one off the menu at Leon's.  Super refreshing for this time of year.

Cucumber of the Sea

Pinot Grigio
Pilsner Urquell
Honey Cucumber

Any cocktail with cucumber in the summer is always a winner in my book!


I've been so excited to share my favorites in Home with y'all from the sale!  Nordstrom has always had a great selection, but this year they've definitely stepped it up a notch.  Very recently they've started carrying so many more lines, especially rugs.  It's been hard to narrow down my shopping cart!  I just ordered this rug for our sun room.

For those with early access, today's your last day to shop the sale before it opens to the public.

Nordstrom Anniversary Faves: Home

*Click on items in image to shop or links below.*

Alright all of you without Nordstrom cards are probably over these sale pick posts, but at least you're more prepared to shop, come tomorrow morning, right?  Remember that many popular items will sell out quickly, if they haven't already.  As for restocking items, Nordstrom doesn't usually restock at a certain time, but as returns occur, inventory will be changed.  So if you've got a favorite that may be sold out in your size, I'd check back every so often to see if it comes available again.

Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns, so don't feel bad for placing more than one order.  I've definitely done this over the past week.  I honestly think it's safer to do it that way.  That way you order your favorites right away, and then you can peruse around for the next few weeks and see if there's anything else you'd like to order.  And Nordstrom makes it extremely easy to return products.  Your package comes with a shipping label sticker, so there's nothing for you to have to print off.  Extremely easy returns and exchanges.

Also, I'll be posting my purchases and favorites during the sale event, until it ends early August.  Make sure to keep checking back.  I'll be including the fit on many of the pieces, as they arrive in the mail.  The first of these fit guide posts will be on Monday.  If anything, make sure and check back tomorrow.  I'll be including a recap of all of my favorites from this past week, so you won't have to click around different posts to find my favorite sale items from different categories.  They'll all be organized in one place for you.

Cheers to ice cream and sunny weather!  We finally got a pool day here yesterday!  We had sunshine for the most part, but it did pour on us at one point.  Since it didn't thunder, the kids loved swimming in the rain.  It quickly subsided, so we got some bonus swim time afterward.

I've had some of you ask when Lilly's big sale will be this year.  I'm not sure of the exact date yet, but you know I'll be let you know as soon as I find out!
Lilly Pulitzer Essie Top // Walsh Short (I haven't tried on a pair of these in awhile, but love them!  The print is pretty perfect too! For fit, they run a tad bit small, I went up a size.) // Wicker Crossbody // Sunnies // Glitter Mini Studs in Opal (currently $20.90) // Lip is Candy Yum Yum

Lanier and I are headed out tonight to the new restaurant in Charleston, La Farfalle, opening soon!  Can't wait to sample Chef Toscano's tasty Italian menu.  

I'm also going to attempt to style my hair with this Beach Waver I ordered from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I'm super nervous that my hair is going to get stuck in it, so wish me luck!

Don't forget that the HUGE Anniversary Sale starts bright and early, so be sure and check here as you start shopping.  Everything will be organized, so you can simply click on your favorites from different categories to shop!

Cheers to Thursday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Whereabouts + White Top (Now 50% Off!)

I'd love to say we're hitting up the pool this week, like we did last week, but the weather has been so wishy-washy.  Lots of storms have been rolling through most days.

While that's put a damper on our time outside, it sure hasn't stopped my motivation to clean out and get organized.  On Monday, it was all about the kids' toys and their art supplies.  We were super excited to find the girls' Disney hats!  Now they can actually wear them on Hat Day this year.  I've been searching for them FOREVER!

Yesterday, I conquered the drawers around the house and the laundry room.  I've been putting it off for way too long.  But now that it's all neat and tidy, I'm loving it.  The kids are loving their newly cleaned space too.  I'm still trying to teach them that once when they get out one thing, they can't play with the next until they put the other one up first.  I feel like I can still hear my mom saying this to me when I was little.  I keep wondering when I actually caught on to this concept, so I have an idea of when my kids will master this skill too.

My white tank I wore was $88, but has now been marked down to $42!  Extra discount is applied at check-out.  I'm wearing a small.  Anthropologie offers price adjustments within 14 day of your purchase.  If you ordered this top, call 1.800.309.2500 with your order number and they'll adjust the price for you.
At The Darling Oyster Bar.
Date Night last week was so much fun!  Robert Earl Keen put on an awesome show!

 On Friday night, we all headed over to my friend Natalie's house.  Her son Sterling and Effie are the best of friends.  As soon as Effie walked in the door, Sterling ran and put on Natalie's (prescription) glasses, so he could look just like Effie.  The sweetest.
We waited out a storm before heading over to the yacht club.
The view of the bridge is amazing from this location!
Group hug!  The weather turned out to be on the breezier side, since the storm came through right before.  It was probably too nice, considering none of wanted to leave and the kids stayed up way past their bedtimes.

Lanier's frittata he made over the weekend!  As good as it looked!

Top (I'm wearing a medium) // Shorts // Flip Flops (these were on sale during the early access anniversary sale, but they're completely sold out now, hopefully they'll restock them when the sale opens to the public on Friday) // Rice Bead Bracelets in Mint, Gold and Pink
Sunday was pretty much a lounge day, as we watched rain and storms roll in and out for most of the day.  When there were breaks in the rain, the girls would practice riding their bikes with Lanier.  I think it's safe to say they've mastered it!

My Mara Hoffman Top was just marked down even more!  It's also on sale here too.  Seriously the perfect top in this summer heat!  For more details on this outfit, check out this post.

Lanier and I are headed out for another date night on Thursday.  I'm thinking of wearing this blue floral dress I scored at the Nordstrom Sale.  I absolutely love the fit of it.  While it looks super short on the model, it's actually not short at all.  I'm 5'6" and it hits just above my knee.  Only $85 during the sale, before it goes back up to $129 on August 8th.  It's true to size, I have it in a size 6.

I'm pairing it with these wedges I also ordered from the sale.  Fit is true to size.  They were exactly what I thought they'd be, based on all the models wearing them in many of the sale pics.  And y'all, they're only $39.90!

I also ordered these calf hair flats that I fell in love with as soon as I opened the box yesterday.  The only problem?  Everyone else loved them too.  They were a tad bit big, so when I went to re-order them in a size 8, they were sadly almost completely sold out.  I'm crossing my fingers they'll re-stock them on Friday!

And y'all, I told you I couldn't decide on a color!  I ended up ordering them all.  Love the smaller size, and the price of these mini glitter Kate Spade studs!  Only $20.90 during the Anniversary Sale!  The rose glitter ones sold out yesterday, but they're back in stock again today.

If you want to check out more of my favorites from the sale, in different categories, be sure and check out my sidebar.  I've got them all organized from dresses to beauty, all in one place.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Girls & Boy Picks + An OOTD

With over 1,000 items in the kids' sale section alone, I must admit I was pretty overwhelmed trying to narrow down my favorites list for both the girls and boys from the sale.  There are so many cute things and great deals!  This has always been when I love to get ahead on my back-to-school shopping for the kids.  So without further ado, here you go...

**Click on items to shop or links below.**

Top Girls Picks

How cute are these little fox socks?
A 3-pack is only $7.90 and they ship for free.
There are cute little critter ankle socks that are precious too!

And these knee-highs!  Love!

Top Boys Picks

I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but the boys section has completely sold out of Patagonia during the early access part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I will tell you that Nordstrom does restock some of their items on the first day of the sale when it opens to the public (this Friday, the 22nd).  So if you have had your eye on something that sold out too quickly, be sure and check again early on Friday morning.

Seriously though, for those of you have been waiting to shop, there are just three more days until the sale is open to the public.

Just a heads up, sometimes the sizes listed for each kids' item can be a little tricky.  It may appear that only an XS is available on some pieces.  This is because you may have the "Toddler or Little Girl or Little Boy" size clicked on the left side.  If you look under that, you'll see Big Boy or Big Girl.  Click on it, and more sizes will then show up.

Here's an example...
See how it's only showing sizes 4, 5-6 and 6X?

If you click on 'Big Girl' under 'Little Girl' you'll then be able to see 7-8, 10, 12 and 14.

See below...

Hope that helps!

Yesterday's OOTD

The softest, comfiest pineapple tee (I'm wearing a medium) paired with old cutoffs (but I have and love these too), my new glitter gold Jack Jellies (I'm an 8.5 and wear an 8 in these - perfect sandals for the pool) and my go-to Ray-Bans.

In case you missed yesterday's post, I shared my latest running stats and talked about my new running goals.  So far, so good!

Happy Tuesday!