Shopping My Closet
November 17, 2017

#flatflay Friday & weekend links

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Black ribbed cashmere cardigan | grey jeans | grey boots | see the full details on www.shoppingmycloset.com #falloutfit #grey #black

Black ribbed cashmere cardigan – Halogen (similar only $49)

Grey boots – Joie (70% off – under $100!! – 4 colors) (shorter shaft bootie from Joie only $89!)

Grey distressed jeans – BP.(similar {only $39}, similar {under $60})

 
This week’s finds…
• If you’re looking for a tie front skirt similar to this outfit, here’s a great option for only $6 (yes, $6!)

• My go-to no show sock to wear with just about any dress shoes (only $3 a pair!)

• Eyeing this cowlneck sweater in burgundy and would be perfect to repeat this outfit\

• I’m gravitated to all things plaid so this long coat, blazer, and skirt are definitely on the shopping wishlist

• If you’re frustrated with the algorithmic changes with Instagram, Eva Chen does some mythbusting

• Is competition ruining childhood?

• A local Golden State Warriors long time fan – her Instagram should put a smile on your face!

 
In case you missed this week’s posts…
Styling a plaid blazer for a casual look

A pink striped sweater & navy blazer outfit (the best part is the sweater is marked down to $18!)

Baker boy caps trend (with finds that won’t break the bank)

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November 3, 2017

#flatlay Friday & weekend links

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Happy Friday, friends! Often, outfits don’t make it to the blog, simply because of lack of time. I’ll be starting a new series with an inspiration outfit and also, finds from the week to help you unwind just in time for the weekend. So, without further ado…

Striped dress | navy sleeveless sweater vest / cardigan | pink clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy sweater vest (similar, similar)

Striped dress – Joie (similar, similar)
Last seen styled 4 ways: here, here, here, here

Pink clutch (similar, similar {charging wristlet})

 
This week’s finds…
• Just got these charcoal grey leggings in the mail and they are exactly what I have been wanting: thick, don’t stretch in a way that gives you diaper butt, and aren’t see through! A win-win all around.

• A knotted belt has been on my wishlist for awhile now. These two black and brown options (both under $17) are perfect for pants and also, defining the waistline with dresses and skirts.

• Banana Republic’s friends and family event is going on through Nov 6 (40% off entire purchase with code BRFAMILY). This dress mysteriously made it into my shopping cart…

• I’ve been making these 3 ingredient “cookies” for my toddler but stumbled across this apple cinnamon version that sounds oh-so-yummy

• The unofficial uniform of venture capitalists in Silicon Valley is the fleece vest

5 ways to step up your at home coffee game

• Home decorating? Visualize that couch you have your eye on before you buy in your existing space

• Currently listening: Dirty John podcast – “Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.”

• One of the cutest sheep seen this Halloween

 
In case you missed this week’s posts…
Outfits lately

How to pick white boots

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October 26, 2017

Closet edit (budget friendly + closet investments)

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Fall 2017 closet edit: see all the budget friendly and closet investment options | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Shearling mule:
Budget friendly {under $25 + comes in black} | Gucci {12 colors/styles} – closet investment

Striped ruffle button front blouse:
Budget friendly {comes in white} | Madewell – closet investment

Nude suede booties:
Budget friendly {2 colors} | Joie – closet investment {edit: black and grey colors on clearance for 60% off}

Piped silk shirt:
Budget friendly {only $19} | Frame – closet investment

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October 25, 2017

Plaid pants // Style Me Wednesday

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Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Beige cowlneck top | plaid crop pants | nude bow heels | brown ring crossbody purse | see the full look at www.shoppingmycloset.com   #falloutfit

Plaid, no matter how small or large the checkbox, is having a moment this season. You’ve probably seen all the possibilities: pants, tops, blazers, coats, shoes, and dresses. These menswear-inspired pants are right on point for work and can easily transition to after hours (doesn’t hurt how much more expensive they look!). Change out the heels for some comfy tennis shoes and a moto jacket and instantly get a cool weekend look.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Beige convertible cowl neck top – Joie (similar here {under $60} & here {6 colors})

Plaid pants – A New Day {only $27} (similar here {under $25} & here)

Brown ring purse – Who What Wear (similar here {under $20} & here {2 colors})

Nude bow heels – Banana Republic (similar here {on sale under $28}& here)


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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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