Shopping My Closet
July 27, 2017

On sale: nude / beige shoe staples

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Shoe staples on sale | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Sale season is upon us. With the looming end of summer and start of fall, there’s a lot that’s up for grabs for great prices. A nude-colored shoe is a must have in my closet because it goes with everything. And, I’ve found a variety of them for all under $100. I’m loving the gold accent on this pair and also, the perforation on these booties. Black, grey and brown boots are complete in my closet but I need a nude pair – I’m eyeing this pair. Which pair(s) are you buying?

Lace up heels / sandals: 1 {45% off} // 2 {under $50 and 3 colors} // 3 {40% off} // 4 {40% off and 2 colors}

Boots: 5 {$80 off and 3 colors} // 6 {$80 off and 4 colors} // 7 {3 colors} // 8 {50% off}

Heels: 9 {$27 off} // 10 {33% off and 3 colors} // 11 {50% off} // 12 {50% off and under $40}

Booties: 13 {40% off} // 14 {$68 off} // 15 {30% off} // 16 {30% off}

Casual: 17 {40% off and 3 colors} // 18 {33% off} // 19 {50% off, under $50, and 3 colors} // 20 {25% off}

Mule flats: 21 {$108 off} // 22 {$84 off and 3 colors} // 23 {33% off and 3 colors} // 24 {35% off and 3 colors}

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July 6, 2017

The hype: Nordstrom anniversary sale dissected + free $20 to spend + insider shopping tips

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Nordstrom anniversary sale 2017 | see all the details at www.shoppingmycloset.com

You may have heard about the infamous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and thought to yourself “so what? It’s just another sale”. This sale differs from other sales because they are new arrivals for Fall 2017 – not an end of season sale. If the thought of shopping for cooler weather pieces is off-putting, think of it this way – you’re curating pieces you know you’ll need for the Fall without the impulse buying. I’m going to share with you some tips to help prepare you for one of the most fun shopping sales of the year!

EARLY ACCESS
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes from July 13 through August 6. However, early access is available for Nordstrom cardholders from July 13 – July 21. You get EIGHT days to shop the sale before it’s open to everyone. If you don’t have a Nordstrom debit or credit card yet, apply here. You must be approved by July 9 to access the sale early. Plus, if you sign up now you can get $20 free to spend on the sale.

You’re probably asking if it’s worth it to get the early access? YES! The early bird gets the worm and this sale is just that. Popular items that are on sale are usually gone by the second or third day.

PRICING
Items in all departments are put on sale so here’s a chance to get your hands on the newest pieces for a discounted price – a win-win in my book! Remember, once the sale ends, prices will go back up. Can’t figure out what size to get? Get both sizes. Don’t have your size? Get the item with any size. Why? Nordstrom offers free shipping both ways. If you’re debating between two sizes, you can return the one that doesn’t fit. If your size isn’t available, snag the item in an available size so you can take advantage of the sale price. Check back periodically to see if your size is in stock. When it is, you can do an even exchange and still take advantage of that sale price.

CURATE
Look in your closet and decide what items you’ll need for the coming months. Keep in mind items that may be higher-priced. Those usually go fast so you’ll want to put them in your cart ASAP. You can preview a portion of the sale by taking a peek at the Nordstrom catalog. Last year, there was a lot of outerwear on sale and boots for the fall. Also, don’t forget the men and kids in your life who might need something from the sale!

One of my purchases last year was this coat for over $100 off and I wore it all winter long. Definitely a great investment!

 
 
 

If you’re itching to shop now, I went through the current items on sale and have some great finds below:

Stuart Weitzman OTK boots for 35% off {available in 5 colors}

Roll tab tunic {one of my closet staples – available in 8 colors}

V-neck tee {one of the softest tees I own}

Striped summer waist tie dress {40% off}

Jimmy Choo suede booties for 60% off

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Fleece wrap cardigan under $40

Collarless black blazer for 40% off

Eliza J crossover top {I just ordered this to pair with my many skirts!}

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June 30, 2017

July 4th holiday weekend sales

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Happy Friday, friends! Just a quick round up of this long holiday weekend sales – many of which are too good to pass up! A lot of retailers are already clearancinng their summer lines in anticipation of fall so this is a great time to purchase those few items you have on your wishlist!

Ann Taylor
• 50% off everything; code JUSTBEACHY
My picks: leather patent pump for $25 | boatneck tee (closet staple!) only $17 | lace skirt only $25

Anthropologie
• Extra 30% off sale items
My picks: swoon-worthy lucite bar cart is 50% off | perfect hemmed tee for the summer (under $30 and comes in 3 colors)

ASOS
Shop more, save more!
• $50 off $200 with code FREE50
• $70 off $250 with code FREE70
• $100 off $300 with code FREE100
My picks: black one-shoulder, ruffle detail dress 60% off | versatile pink tote bag $20 off

Banana Republic
• 40% off full-priced items (code BRNEW)
• Extra 50% off sale items (no code needed)
My picks: perfect dress (stripes & bows!) 70% off | updated shell top with twist front detail under $25 {3 colors}

Bloomingdale’s
• Extra 20-40% off sale when you sign up for their e-mail
My picks: 40% off classic Burberry trench (investment piece but a closet staple!) | perfect summer jeans from AG | gorgeous Adrianna Papell dress for that upcoming black tie event

GAP
• Extra 40% off your purchase (code JULY)
My picks: classic summer sandal silhouette for only $30 | summer cardigan that goes with everything for under $30 | classic romper design under $45

J.Crew
• Extra 50% off sale items (code SALETIME)
My picks: LBD for work with a twist under $50 | $10 for a little bit of Italy (would love to go back!)

J.Crew Factory
• 50% off everything
• Extra 50% off sale items (code FOURTHFUN)
My picks: a seersucker dress that’s 75% off is essential for the summer | add a pop of color with a bright bangle for only $7 | under $20 for a lightweight beach coverup

Kate Spade
• Extra 40% off sale items (code SUNNY)
My picks: bow box for all your odds and ends for nearly 60% off | great conversation starter business card holder under $20 | bright floral mini wallet for 65% off

Last Call by Neiman Marcus
• Up to 70% off sale items (no code needed)
My picks: a denim and leather moto jacket marked down 90% | cashmere vest for $50 | white button down shirt for under $30

LOFT
• 50% off everything (code SPARKLER)
My picks: sophisticated pavé and pearl earrings for $7 | a colorful skirt for summer 70% off | a gingham dress perfect for summer gatherings for under $35

Macy’s
• Extra 20% off entire purchase (code FOURTH)
My picks: keep cool with a Kate Spade monogrammed cold drink tumbler for only $12 | Michael Kors nautical shorts 50% off | J.O.A ruffle hem shorts for under $40

Madewell
• Up to 40% off shoes and sandals (no code needed)
My picks: a suede slide mule that’ll take you into Fall | a classic summer sandal for under $30 {2 colors}

Old Navy
• Everything up to 60% off (no code needed)
My picks: a year-round tote bag for only $16 | tassel necklace | the perfect summer panama hat only $12

Saks
• Up to 70% off designer sale (no code needed)
My picks: 60% off this M2Malletier colorblock suede and leather purse | Joie rainboots for under $40 | Alice & Olivia statement top for 60% off

Saks OFF 5th
• Extra 25% off your purchase (code FIREWORKS)
My picks: palm print romper for under $40 | Zimmerman lace detailed culottes for 70% off | Valentino heels for 50% off

ShopBop
• Take up to 70% off clearance (no code needed)
My picks: one of the “it” tops for statement sleeves from Style Mafia for under $40 | a comfy Free People sweatshirt that will make getting out of the house hard | a more budget-friendly version of the Chanel Boy bag that’s currently 40% off

Tory Burch
• Extra 30% off sale items (code EXTRA30)
My picks: a hint of gold goes a long way with these block heels | the perfect sized crossbody purse | nautical print sleeveless dress at 50% off

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February 6, 2017

Monthly budget finds under $50

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Budget finds under $50 | www.shoppingmycloset.com

During the winter months, I tend to live in neutrals. But, I am looking forward to Spring and to help make the easy transition, I’m opting for neutral pieces but appropriate for the warmer weather. Here are some budget friendly finds that can also help you make that transition:

Black wide leg pants: How cute is the belting detail? Pair it a fitted top to balance out the bottom and pointed heels to elongate the legs.

Petal chandelier earrings: these would be perfect to pair with an otherwise neutral look to dress it up.

White and black contrast shirt with embroidered collar: I’m always on the lookout for a white blouse since you can pair it with anything. The contrast piping and collar detail add some fun to the top, and gives it a more sophisticated feel.


Navy herringbone scarf
: if you’re looking for one scarf to add to your closet, this might be the one. It’s a classic look overall: blue, white, and stripes – what more can you ask for?

Black accented ankle boots: these boots are only $32 but they look so much more expensive because of the metallic accent at the toe.

Military-inspired wide leg pants: the military look is going strong and these pants are perfect. They’re under $20 and meet all the chic factors: wide leg, metallic button accents, slimming!

Black lace heels: I bought my first lace heels from Banana Republic (last see here) and fell in love! The lace detail adds so much to an outfit. Since they are only available in grey, these black ones would be a great 2nd pair for me (and not to mention, they’re under $20!)

Pink ring purse: this bag is the perfect shade to prepare for the spring season and its versatility as a handbag and crossbody make it worth the buy!

Striped hem pencil skirt: can you believe this Vince Camuto stripe pencil skirt is only $24? Perfect for a daytime look – keep it classic by pairing with a white silk or cotton button down.

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January 3, 2017

Monthly budget finds under $50

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January 2017 monthly budget finds | see all the finds at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Retailers are clearing out their inventory right now, and there are so many great wallet-friendly finds as a result. If you’ve been waiting out for a great price, now is the time to buy!

RUFFLE FRONT BLOUSE: I love this top, especially in the navy color. It’s perfect for adding a little something to your work look (think wide leg pants) without being over-the-top but great to wear to a fun event (think midi skirt).

TORY BURCH PHONE CASE: I’m always looking to change out my phone case for something fun but also durable. This one is perfect (50% off helps!) with the silicone bumper but also is great with the classic Tory Burch logo.

ROLL TAB BLOUSE {comes in 5 colors}: This is one of closet staples. I bought this during Nordstrom’s anniversary sale and have not regretted it. The top is versatile – I’ve worn it to just about any event possible! I own this in the nude color and just purchased the olive green.

PINK TIE CUFF SHIRTDRESS {50% off}: Last year’s hottest trend was the tie detail whether it be on the front, back, sides, or sleeves and it’s still running strong. Grab this adorable pink dress to add to your collection and create different looks with simply adjusting how you tie the cuff (one time like the photo, or tie it into a bow!).

LEOPARD PRINT HEEL: A girl can never have too many shoes and it should also include a leopard print. can you belive this chic heel is under $20? I used to question if I could pull off the leopard print but since I’ve tried them out, I haven’t looked back. Treat it like a neutral and you can pair it with just about anything!

GOLD METALLIC FLATS: A pair of metallic flats can be an instant outfit changer. Add a little bit of shimmer and fun to a look with these ballet flats that are only $16!

VELVET SLIP DRESS: What better way to combine the velvet and slip dress trend by having it in one? Add a turtleneck or white tee underneath to wear it during the colder weather.

ROSE GOLD CLUTCH {also, comes in silver}: I’m loving anything rose gold and this clutch doesn’t disappoint. Add a bow to it, and I’m sold!

DOUBLE BREASTED PEACOAT {comes in 4 colors}: Peacoats are my favorite during the colder months and this one is such a classic. At under $40, I might order it in more than one color…

 
 
 

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