Shopping My Closet
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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November 18, 2014

Star style: Emma Roberts

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Star style: Emma Roberts | www.shoppingmycloset.com

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Borrowing from the boys, Emma Roberts was recently spotted with this collared blazer and reptile textured oxfords. She balances the look by pairing these black skinny jeans and her Rebecca Minkoff handbag, and keeps warm with a wrapped scarf.

Inspired by Emma’s style? Pair the same blazer with these black jeans. Grab this fringed scarf and wrap it around your neck to ensure warmness. These patent oxfords add a little bit of flare and pair well with this studded handbag. The perfect outfit – looking cool while feeling warm!

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August 26, 2014

Dream day style

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The husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary but it only seems like yesterday that I was finalizing all the details leading up to my wedding day. You should’ve seen my office – inspiration photos strewn everywhere! That was until I found out about Lover.ly and all the ideas for our wedding could be nicely organized digitally and made for sharing with my then-fiancé much easier.

For you ladies who are planning your special day, I’ve curated some wedding inspiration boards for you. Whether you’re planning for a small and intimate wedding or a large gathering of your family and friends, these looks will work well!

Beach affair wedding | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @loverly #loverly

BEACH AFFAIR
What can be more relaxing that experiencing that fresh air and spotting the blue ocean? Imagine having your wedding on the soft sand beaches of Hawaii or the exotic locale of Bali. This Love, Yu wedding dress complements the setting perfectly. How could you make this strapless, silky dress even more perfect? For ease of walking down the aisle in the sand, these Swarovski embellished sandals are a must! Wear this rhinestone tennis bracelet on your right wrist to balance the shiny piece on your left hand. Add this simple necklace for the perfect finishing touch to your look!

 

City glam wedding | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @loverly #loverly

CITY GLAM
A rooftop venue is the perfect place to hold your city glam wedding. Whether it’s New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco, imagine being surrounded by the ambient lights and sounds of the cityscape around you as you enter in a soft, elegant wedding dress from Jenny Yoo. The lightweight fabric sways with your every step as you glisten in head-to-toe sparklers: these tear drop earrings accompanied by a matching pendant necklace and topped off with the perfect dancing shoes!

 

Rustic chic wedding | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @loverly #loverly

RUSTIC CHIC
The slight breeze causes a quick fluttering of leaves. The birds nearby sing a song. What’s a better way to celebrate your wedding than in nature? Imagine walking down the aisle in this stunning lace wedding dress from Mira Zwillinger. Compliment the dress’ details with this golden lace heel. Accessorize with your theme with a leaf cuff bracelet and necklace matching set. Time to celebrate!

I’d love to hear: what is/was your dream day style?

 

P.S. Be sure to visit Lover.ly for more inspiration, including: real weddings, a vast selection of wedding dresses, and overall, planning tips!
 

This post has been brought to you in collaboration with Lover.ly as part of their Dream Day Style campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.

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July 22, 2014

Star style: Kerry Washington

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Star style: Kerry Washington (BET Awards 2014) | www.shoppingmycloset.com

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Kerry Washington always seems to nail her looks whether it’s on Scandal or in real life. She attended the 2014 BET Awards show a few weeks ago and looked absolutely stunning. Can you believe she just had a baby in April?

Kerry wowed everyone on the red carpet with her strapless fit-and-flare Dolce & Gabbana dress featuring an on-trend floral print. The vivid and vibrant print was on full display as she had minimal accessories: a green and gold snap clutch from Amanda Pearl, simplistic gold Roseark rings, and bright white Jimmy Choo Anouk heels .

Inspired by Mrs. Washington? You can get this summer-ready look, too! Try this steal of a floral dress that’s perfect for attendance at a wedding or even date night. This green clutch will fit the look (and bill) perfectly. Accent the gold detailing of the clutch with a duo of rings and top off the outfit with neutral white pumps. Are you donning the floral print this season?


SHOP THE LOOK:

Kerry Washington’s look:

Star style inspiration:

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February 14, 2014

Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection

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Carrie Bradshaw's shoes

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s some shoe pairing inspiration for your outfit today: this wall print features a sampling of Carrie Bradshaw’s chic shoe collection from the iconic TV show Sex and the City. Hope your day is filled with lots of chocolate, pretty things, and love!

P.S. If you’d like to treat yourself (or have your special someone treat you!) to some of Carrie’s shoes, check these out:

Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane

Dior Extreme Gladiator | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Christian Dior Extreme Cutout Sandal

Manolo Blahnik d'Orsay | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Manolo Blahnik d’Orsay pump

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