Shopping My Closet
July 14, 2016

Nordstrom anniversary sale

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It’s that time of year again – the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! What is this, you ask? It’s when all the brand new Fall inventory comes to the store. All of the new items are marked down (I’ve seen as much as 50-60% off!) during the sale and then, go back to their original prices. So, what are the dates to keep in mind?

July 14 to July 21 – get early access if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder

July 22 to August 7 – Open to everyone

August 8 – Prices go back to their original

I didn’t quite understand the hoopla around this sale until a few years ago. But, some of the markdowns on the new inventory are phenomenal. You’ll want to shop during the early access sale. If you don’t already have a Nordstrom card, I would highly encourage you to apply for a debit card (tied to an existing debit card you have – no credit check run), or a Nordstrom credit card. With either option, you can shop the sale early before certain things run out. And, on top of that, you earn 2 points per dollar spent – when you accrue 2,000 points, you get rewarded with a $20 gift certificate.

So, what are some of the good finds you ask? This is always an opportunity for me to score great deals on designer items I might not otherwise purchase during the rest of the year. I always head to the purse section as I find this is an investment that’s worthwhile for me. I’ve already ordered this versatile bag (comes in 4 colors: black, baby blue, pearl, and beige) – great for work bag or weekend getaway. Also, I’m keeping an eye on this gorgeous leather bucket bag. It is currently marked down to $546 (down from its $1095 price tag). Check out some other gorgeous and amazing purse finds:
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Expandable tote (4 color options!)

Black leather bucket bag

Crossbody bag (4 color options!)

Leather crossbody bag (3 color options!)

It’s also time to stock up for you Fall wardrobe! Check out my picks below:

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Reversible two-tone hooded wrap jacket (2 color options)

Collar jacket (3 color options)

Classic trench coat (5 color options)

Burgundy sleeveless belted coat

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Classic jeans (only $65!)

Grey jeans

Burgundy jeans

Raw hem boyfriend jeans

Black distressed jeans

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Tory Burch t-strap sandal (3 color options)

Snakeskin pattern sandal

Peep toe mule front block sandal (3 color options)

Lace up platform wedge (only $40! – 2 color options)

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Tory Burch cognac riding boot (40% off!)

Hunter rain boot (35% off!)

Suede bootie with ankle embellishment (less than $80 – 5 color options)

Metallic heel bootie (2 color options)

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April 4, 2016

ShopBop friends and family sale

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Happy Monday, everyone! What a better way to kick off the work week than with a sale.

ShopBop is currently having an early access sale to current customers (open to everyone tomorrow). This is a sale where you should stock up not only on basics and closet essentials, but also those designer items that have been on your wishlist! This is the perfect chance to grab those designer items that never/hardly go one sale because they’re now 25% off. You’re welcome!

I’m in need of a new work bag and have certain requirements: it must have a shoulder strap for those mornings when I’m running late and have a large enough main compartment for me to throw things into (and organize later). I am debating between these three bags: (1) this navy option, (2) this classic design, or (3) this unique versatile design – please help me decide!

Check out the ShopBop Friends and Family sale – use code ‘INTHEFAM‘ take 25% off your entire purchase! Hurry, the sale ends on April 7th!

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December 3, 2015

Style trend: wool blazers

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Blazers are a closet staple and everyone should have one. This time of year, I’m reaching for my wool blazers. They’re perfect for layering and keeping warm but not bulky like a coat. A black blazer and a camel blazer are versatile for all looks but the addition of color or trimmed blazers can help add some interest to one’s look. I’ve picked out some fun blazers I wouldn’t mind having in my closet below!


Lavender blazer {less than $139!}

Grey leather trim blazer

Blush blazer {on sale for 60% off!}

Navy blazer {only a few left and a steal at 70% off!}

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October 2, 2014

Outfit recap

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Navy anchor tee | Mint shorts | Anchor belt | Tan & gold sandals | White & gold bracelets | @jcrew #jcrew @target #target @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Original post: Anchors


Textured gray sweater | Black pencil skirt | Pink sandals | Pendant necklace | @loft #loft @hm #hm @target #target @laurenconrad1 #laurenconrad

Original post: Pop!


Black & white polka dot dress | black heels | pink clutch | crystal bracelet | @neimanmarcus #neimanmarcus @colehaan #colehaan @marcjacobs #marcjacobs @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Original post: Dotted


White sleeveless blouse | White blazer | Mauve skater skirt | Pink bow belt | Bow heels | @target #target @loft #loft @hm #hm @solesociety #solesociety

Original post: Put a Bow On It


Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote | @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Original post: Basic


Striped blue dress | Yellow cardigan | Nude kitten heels | Gold & pave necklace | @jcrew #jcrew @colehaan #colehaan @anntaylor #anntaylor

Original post: Switch Up


Black blazer | graphic tee | white denim jeans | heels | @hm #hm @oldnavy #oldnavy @jcrew #jcrew @solesociety #solesociety

Original post: Adore


Gingham button-down shirt | bangle bracelets | skinny ankle jeans | mustard yellow flats | gray crossbody | @target #target @gap #gap @marcjacobs #marcjacobs @kohls #kohsl

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Blue chambray shirt | black denim jeans | striped canvas loafers | grey crossbody purse | bracelet | @oldnavy #oldnavy @jcrew #jcrew @gap #gap @marcjacobs #marcjacobs @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Original post: Chambray season

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September 15, 2014

Basic (and a giveaway!)

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Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

Black hi-low blouse | white denim jeans | gold accented sandals | tan tote |         @lovelibertysage #lovelibertysage @jcrew #jcrew @expresslife #express @31philliplim #philliplim

You know that feeling when you’ve found an article of clothing that’s both classic and on trend? That pretty much sums up this blouse: classic black (you can’t go wrong, right?) and a high-low cut. As much as I love color, there’s always something about a neutral color combination outfit that feels classy and sophisticated at the same time. Pairing this top with white denim jeans felt natural and of course, the two color combinations never gets old.

I can only imagine the possibilities of outfits with this blouse and so do the great folks at Liberty Sage! They are giving away the same top in the winner’s size and color choice – enter the giveaway below. Giveaway is open for one week and the winner will be announced next week – good luck and can’t wait to see how you style it!




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Black high-low blouse – Liberty Sage (c/o) (similar style here & here)

White denim jeans – J.Crew {‘Matchstick’} (similar style here & here)

Gold-accented sandals – Express (similar style here & here)

Neutral winged tote bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar style here & here)

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