Shopping My Closet
July 13, 2017

One dress styled 4 ways for the summer

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One dress styled 4 ways | see all the styling looks on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Remixing closet staples are essential to keeping your outfits unique and dynamic. A navy blue fit and flare dress is considered a closet staple for every woman. I have a tendency to reserve these dress styles for work but to make sure I get more wear out of them, I am always thinking of how to dress them down for more casual occasions. I’ve style this dress four different ways – practically for any event imaginable. What other ways would you style this dress?


THE CLOSET STAPLE

Navy fit & flare dress {40% off}

 

Work outfit / business meeting

White blazer {40% off; comes in 11 colors}

Checkered gingham heel {70% off}

Two-toned blue tote {50% off}

 

Evening / off-duty look

Fringe detailed heels {only $57 with code SOLUXE}

Blush pink crossbody / clutch

Opal drop earrings {only $12}

 

Weekend brunch / casual

Olive twill utility jacket {on sale for 25% off; 4 colors}

Tan block sandal {on sale for 25% off; 4 colors}

Straw tote

 

Celebration / Sunday best

Blush pink longline cardigan {I have this cardigan in 3 colors!}

Nude block sandal / heels {63% off with code SOLUXE}

Pave crystal cuff bracelet

Layered necklace

 

SHOP MORE BLUE DRESSES BELOW (all under $100)!

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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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April 21, 2016

Style trend: gingham dress

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Gingham dresses | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

The gingham print is one that never goes out of style and feels like quintessential all-American. I love the print and the appearance on the flattering a-line dress has me wanting ever.single.one that I see (#needselfcontrol). I’ve rounded up some of my favorites right now – maybe I can live vicariously through you and see all these pretty dresses on you!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Navy large gingham pattern shirt dress

Red sleeveless gingham dress {40% off now!}

Black and white gingham dress {40% off now!}

Drop waist gingham dress {25% off!}

Mixed size gingham print dress

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July 27, 2014

Sunday styling sessions: blue dress

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Blue dress styled 3 ways | www.shoppingmycloest.com

A few weeks ago, I went on a closet cleaning mission: to sell or donate clothes that were no longer being worn. There were a number of items that were no longer on-trend, things that I’d had since college (it wasn’t that long ago, right?), or things I had bought on a whim without properly accessing how often I’d really be wearing it. As I’ve matured, I’ve gravitated more towards items that can be functional in more than one setting. My goal has been to not purchase an item simply because it was on sale or because I really liked it even though it may not be versatile. I am hoping this new weekly series will help me (and you!) evaluate a focal item and find at least three ways to style it. Let’s start with this week’s pick!

THE PICK:
• Blue shift dress: Eliza J

– DAYTIME LOOK –
• Powder blue tote: Dorothy Perkins
• Nude heels: Dorothy Perkins

– EVENING LOOK –
• Black ankle strap heel: Nasty Gal
• Black clutch: Tory Burch

– WEEKEND LOOK –
• Ankle leopard & nude strap flat: Charles David
• Leopard mini crossbody purse: DVF


SHOP THE LOOK:

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