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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June 28, 2017

Outfits lately // Style Me Wednesday

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See all the styling and looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink trench coat | pink tennis shoes | pink striped ruffle sleeve tee | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink trench – Banana Republic {20% off}
Pink tennis shoes – Nike {also here for under $50}
Pink striped flutter sleeve top – Banana Republic (similar here)

Blue button down shirts | see all the styles at www.shoppingmycloset.com

{top clockwise to center}
Blue striped button down – J.Crew
Blue chambray shirt – J.Crew
Blue striped button down – Equipment
Blue oxford button down – Banana Republic
Dark blue chambray shirt – Old Navy

Grey tee | white crop pants | white striped longline cardigan | leopard flats | pink mini crossbody purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped black & white cardigan – Halogen
Grey v-neck tee – Madewell
White ankle pants – Ann Taylor
Leopard print pointed flats – BP
Pink mini crossbody purse – Kate Spade {30% off}

Striped summer dress | straw tote | brown block sandals | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped blue dress – J.Crew
Straw tote bag – Merona
Cognac brown block sandals – Old Navy {this season’s version}

Blush crossover top | white nautical skirt | blush bow keeps | blush bow wallet clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink crossover blouse – LUSH
White skirt – J. Crew (similar here)
Blush bow heels – Sole Society
Blush bow phone holder wallet/clutch – Merona

White button down shirt | ankle skinny jeans | black longline cardigan | scallop flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Black longline cardigan – Halogen
White button down shirt – Banana Republic
Ankle skinny jeans – Current/Elliott {30% off}
Scallop nude ballet flats – Chloé

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May 25, 2017

Summer maxi dresses under $50 (best picks of Nordstrom half-yearly sale)

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Summer maxi dresses under $50 | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

The epitome of summer is the maxi dress and what better time to shop than during Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale? For the perfect dressed up look, try pairing it with some strappy sandals or heels. Going for an off-duty look? Try pairing the maxi dress with a baseball cap and some comfy sneakers. For a night on the town with the girls, throw on this lightweight jacket that’ll give the ultimate cool vibe. Dressed up or dressed down, this dress is wholly versatile and you won’t regret buying this closet staple!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Black maxi dress {comes in 4 colors/prints}

Ruffle halter top maxi dress {under $30 and comes in 4 colors/prints}

Criss corss top maxi dress {comes in 2 colors}

White lace maxi dress

Yellow floral print maxi dress

Black striped maxi dress

Floral patchwork maxi dress

Wide stripe maxi dress

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April 13, 2017

Style: lace dresses for spring (under $100)

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Style; lace dress for spring | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

With the spring weather in full bloom, I usually turn to lace dresses as part of the my wardrobe staple. There’s some about the lace that adds that feminine feel to a dress. Easily pair it with a light cardigan or blazer, or add a little bit of rock or grunge with a leather or moto jacket. Any way you wear it, you can’t go wrong. I’ve rounded up some favorites (all under $100) below for you!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Coral lace dress {under $15! and use code 27DEALS for $10 off $25}

White fit and flare lace dress {44% off; code 27DEALS for $10 off $25}

Black lace 3/4 sleeve dress {almost 60% off!}

Blue cold shoulder lace dress

Burgundy lace dress
{30% off}

Black lace hem dress {70% off}

White babydoll lace dress {comes in black; code EVENT17 for 20-25%
off!}

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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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