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Dressing Room Diaries | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Come join in my dressing room for the real life look of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Seeing the items on a real person vs a model online makes all the difference! Sharing the good and the bad.

SHOPPING OUTFIT 
TOP old | JEANS (new FAV!) | HEELS | WATCH | NADRI | CHAIN | LIPS (Snob)

I love shopping online but there is something about seeing pieces on an actual person vs. a model, as well as different lighting and real opinions on fit/texture REALLY HELPS! These are the real deal photos from inside my dressing room on the items I was really curious about. Some of them surprised me! I loved some I thought I wouldn’t, I was let down by some I thought I would love! 

Here’s the honest truth about 2017 NSALE



Bow Top: I loved this bow top online but after trying it on, it was a little short on my torso and I have a short torso and long legs. This is worn with high waisted denim. I am wearing a MEDIUM. It would be perfect with a skirt, high waisted denim or dress pants! $31.90



Grey Ruffle Tank Top: This shocked me! I didn’t like it online but in person, it was too cute! It comes in pink as well. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer, not as much for Fall though. Wearing a MEDIUM. $22.90



Flutter Sleeve Blouse: I didn’t see this online, in person, I HAD to try it on. The texture was lightweight perfect for the warmer months and for layering. Wearing a LARGE for length and flowy! $22.90

 



THE BEST T-SHIRT: I did NOT like this shirt online, thought it would be too low on me. I don’t like showing cleavage. Also, I wasn’t sure how the rough edges looked, cautious of looking too undone. This top comes in so many colors, my favorite is the white, pink, and grey. Wearing a SMALL. $15.90 WORTH IT.



THE BEST LONG SLEEVE SHIRT: Another one I wasn’t sure how I would like it so I had to try it on in person. The material is SO soft. It wasn’t too low but I will be wearing a cami underneath it. This came in so many colors, my favorites are the stripes (grey and white, white and black) and the green.
Wearing a SMALL. $18.90



Staple Sweater: I didn’t see this one online, it is so much better in person. The material is insanely soft but not a texture that will ball up. This one will definitely hold up! The color is a soft oatmeal but it comes in 5 other colors. It is longer in the back which is perfect for leggings in the Fall and Winter.
Wearing a MEDIUM. $29.90

Ribbed Sweater: This was a disappointing one for me, it’s a little too low when wearing a medium but too short for me wearing a small. I LOVED the texture, it was so soft. Nice and flowy too. If you don’t mind a little cleavage or your breast line is shorter than mine is, it would be amazing! Wearing SMALL $24.90



Bold Sleeve Sweater: I loved this one. So soft and so flattering. The color was a dark oatmeal which is a great staple! It’s a little on the pricier budget friendly side but I had to share since it fit so well!
Wearing MEDIUM $39.90



Duster: I actually was disappointed in this one, I thought I would be in love with it! It is a much more ribbed texture then I thought it would be which tends to stretch out which is not my favorite. The XS was perfect in length on the sleeves and length on my legs but the SMALL fit better in the back and the arms. It’s a great deal so I am unsure about this one. Comes in lots of colors. Pic: wearing XS $31.90

Cashmere VEST: This is AMAZING except for the price. The only thing that is NOT budget friendly but I was in love so I had to share. The possibilities with this one are endless. I love it being casual like this, or with shorts, a skirt and blouse, trousers for work! It’s the softest material because, well, cashmere.
Wearing ONE SIZE $98.90

BEAUTY & SHOES

I didn’t try on any of the shoes, I was struggling with a migraine and needed to get out of those lights as fast as possible. I perused the rest of the store and snapped some pictures! Be on the look out in a few weeks to see what I actually bought. 

Moto Leggings (look just like mine but a better price) $49.90

Leopard Mules $59.90

Solid Color Mules $52.90

Comfortable Heels $79.90

Open Toe Booties $99.90

Heeled Booties $99.90

Low Heel Booties $99.90

My FAVORITE deodorant $62

Lipstick Kits between $20-$30

Makeup Brush Cleaner and Makeup Brush $35

Paula’s Choice Toner (my first product I bought from them and fell in love!) $35

Clarisonic $86

T3 flat iron $120

Dry Bar products  $49

Best Baby Gift $29

I hope this was helpful for you! If you have any questions, big or small, ask away!!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips | Favorite Items

The best sale on women fashion, style, and beauty for fall, winter, summer, and spring.

I’m sure you hear, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and some of you are like, “um, what is that and what does it mean?”. Explaining it all and how to conquer it today!

The best sale on women fashion, style, and beauty for fall, winter, summer, and spring.

COSMETIC CASE

ANNIVERSARY SALE: Early Access July 13th-20th // Full Access July 21st – August 6th.

When I used to hear the word NORDSTROM, I would think money, money. money. Yes, Nordstrom has a lot of items that are expensive BUT they have a lot of items that are in the everyday budget for us. Plus, I am way more ready to buy items of quality for a discounted price.

BIG Giveaway below!

Honestly: I stopped buying clothes from Target because their quality went down the drain, their prices skyrocketed, and their return policy sucks. I still buy things every once in a while but I spend less money on my clothes with a better return policy and better quality at Nordstrom.

The best Nordstrom Anniversary sale on women fashion, style, and beauty for fall, winter, summer, and spring.

So what in the world is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or #NSALE? It’s a celebration of when Nordstrom was first established as a store, Nordstrom brings in brand new styles for a discounted price. Usually around 40% off. These prices last for a short time and then they go back up to full price.

So what I am saying is that you need to take advantage of the Anniversary Sale while it lasts. What I am not saying is spend money you don’t have or buy things you will not wear.
More about that concept below!

Strategy to make the
Nordstrom Sale work for you!

  1. Open a Nordstrom Card: The sale opens for Nordstrom card holders in advance! July 13th Nordstrom Cardholders get to start shopping and it opens to the public July 21st through August 6th.
  2. Buy now and return later: Nordstrom will literally take your items with no questions asked. You don’t have to worry about running out of time to try them on but you will run out of time on the price. PS Nordstrom has free shipping all the time!
  3. Buy what you need: Analyze the holes in your closet and try to fill them with the items from the sale. This is when I stock up on all my staple items:
    • Shampoo and Conditioner
    • T-shirts
    • Skin Care
    • Slips and undergarments
    • Leggings
    • Boots (if they need replacing)
    • Coats (hello 40% off right before the Fall/Winter)
    • Baby Gifts (they have the best pieces and I stock up for showers)
  4. Try something new: I use this sale to try something I wouldn’t normally wear. It’s a great time to buy a dress or blouse that is out of your comfort zone because you can’t beat the price!
  5. Order multiple sizes: Things sell out within the first couple days of the sale and they may never be restocked. Order what you think your size is and one up or one down just in case it’s not right. This ensures you will have your item vs. them selling out.
  6. Buy online: Their shipping is beyond fast, during the sale it’s a bit slower, but it still arrives at a great time. The stores can be crazy busy and not every store receives all the items listed online. Also, each store is only sent a certain number of items per style so they often sell out and won’t be restocked.
  7. Ship to Store: This is my favorite thing ever. I work full time alongside my blog, I am never home during the day to pick up my packages. You can ship them to the store and pick them up at your convenience if your home is in an area that attracts packages being stolen. Plus, if you have time you can try them on return the items that didn’t work. Fill out the address with your name and the street address of your store.

I will be sharing in store photos of items I try on this weekend, for now, you can shop the ones I am drooling over too! 

My favorite 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks:

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How to successfully shop at Shein.com | Budget Friendly

If you have followed along for any portion of time, you know I LOVE shopping at Shein. Their website can be difficult to navigate and risks may be involved IF you don’t know how to shop with them. I am spilling my secrets on how to successfully shop Shein.com.



OUTFIT DETAILS
TRENCH (Shein sold out, exact same as above)| WHITE TANK | JEANS | HEELS | HANDBAG
| RING | NECKLACE | BRACELET | LIPS (Snob)

I love finding good pieces on a good deal. Many times, this is a trial and error type of thing. I have been shopping at Shein.com for years and have had my fair share of great finds and not so great finds. Through the years I have figured out how to shop there and know that what I am buying will work.

The one downfall is their shipping is very slow since it’s overseas, but if you buy it in advance you won’t be sorry. Plus, their shipping is FREE!!!! 

Here are my foolproof steps when shopping Shein.com:

  1. Sizes: Always check the reviews for sizing issues. People are very honest on the reviews and it always helps me, especially if they post a picture of them in it. If all else fails, size up one size!
  2. Color: I keep my eyes open on this one. Online shopping can be deceiving. Don’t have high expectations for the exact color as the photo, most of the time it is but sometimes there is a small variance. Also, I only buy white items if they have been reviewed as being lined or thick material. I have ordered white items and needed to layer underneath to be less see through. I love a full slip dress for this reason!
  3. Fit: I like my items on the loose side so I gravitate to these styles. When I do, I make sure the height of the waistline hits the model where I know I need it. If it hits her higher than I need, I will size up to hit it correctly. Also, be open about tucking things in or front tucking to have the desired fit you want. I have ordered things a size or two up to be able to front tuck.
  4. Length: In dresses, if it hits the model mid thigh, I will size up. If it’s a loose fit and hits her close to her knee, I will order my typical size. For tops, I almost always size up because I don’t like cropped or shorter tops. You can tell in the reviews as well if they are going to be shorter. Almost always with an ONE SIZE, they will be on the shorter side so be prepared for that. They typically work for me and my body type but if you are questionable on the fit of the top with it being one size, I would opt out.
  5. Fabric: It’s typically polyester which in my opinion isn’t a bad thing. It’s easy to maintain, although it sometimes easily wrinkles (i just get over it or use my steamer!). You can see in the reviews what the fabric feels like. If something I order is super stiff, I will add a little fabric softener in my laundry when I first wash it! Also, AIR DRY ONLY!!!!
  6. Alterations: I will sometimes alter an item when it arrives to fit better. For example, if it’s spaghetti straps and it hits too low on my chest, I will tack the straps to the height I need. Also, sometimes dresses become tunics when they arrive due to length. Improvise when you love the pieces.
  7. Priority Dispatching: Look for this next to the item! This means it will ship out WAY faster!! I think it’s because it’s coming from a certain warehouse.
  8. When all else fails, order a size up.

My current favorites from Shein!

SHOES

DRESSES

TOPS

ACESSORIES