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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April 12, 2017

Outfits lately // Style Me Wednesday

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Grey side zip sweater | checkered button down | black leggings | over the knee boots | see the entire look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Side zip sweater – J.Crew (similar {only $25}, similar)

Checkered button down – LOFT (similar, similar)

Black legging pants – Merona (similar {clearance, only $3), similar)

Suede over-the-knee boots – Stuart Weiztman (40% off) (similar, similar)

Oatmeal / neutral Nike | see the look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Casual sneakers – Nike

Running sneakers – Nike

Grey bell sleeve sweater | grey jeans | grey saddle bag purse | see the look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Bell sleeve sweater – Banana Republic (similar, similar)

Distressed grey jeans – BP (similar, similar)

Grey saddle bag purse – GAP (similar, similar)

Black & white stripe shirt | olive green sleeveless vest | skinny jeans | grey saddle bag purse | see the look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Striped tee – J.Crew (similar, similar)

Olive green sleeveless vest – SheIn (similar, similar)

Grey saddle bag purse – GAP (similar, similar)

Dark wash skinny jeans – Paige Denim (similar, similar)

Burgundy slingback heels – Banana Republic {71% off with current promotion} (similar, similar)

Blue bell sleeve back button shirt | Grey lace heels | see the look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blue Bell Sleeve Top – JOA {code STYLE10 for $10 off $50+ purchase} (similar, similar)

Navy stripe sleeve cutaway jacket blazer | white button down shirt | see the look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy blazer – Veronica Beard (similar, similar)

White button down – Mossimo (similar, similar)

Blush silk shirt | blush lace up flats | quilted crossbody | see the look at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blush pink silk top – VINCE. (similar, similar)

Pink lace up flats – Halogen (similar, similar)

Black quilted crossbody purse – Kate Spade (similar, similar)

Shopping My Closet

Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

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STYLE ME WEDNESDAY LINK-UP GUIDELINES
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December 14, 2016

Outfits lately // Style Me Wednesday

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Outfit round up | see all the looks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Grey bow tie front sweater | grey lace heels | black ankle tie boots | see all the items at www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Bow tie sweater (similar {under $11}, similar)

Grey lace heels (similar {under $31}, similar)

Black ankle tie boots (similar, similar)

Navy faux-fur lined hoodie vest | pink plaid flannel | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy faux-fur hooded puffer vest – The Mint Julep (similar, similar)

Pink plaid flannel – Merona (similar, similar)

Burberry scarf | chambray shirt | black leggings | grey over-the-knee OTK boots | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @burberry #burberry @oldnavy #oldnavy @target #target #stuartweitzman @stuartweitzman

Burberry scarf {color: “natural white”} (similar {budget friendly!}, similar)

Chambray shirt (similar {love this color}, similar)

Black ponte pants {thicker than leggings and not see-through!} (similar, similar)

Grey over the knee OTK boots {similar, similar}

Cream sleeveless sweater | black shirtdress | chain purse | laser nude heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com  @jcrew #jcrew @whowhatwear #whowhatwear @makemechic #makemechic @valentino #valentino

Cream cable-knit sleeveless sweater {only $18 with code HOLIDAY} (similar, similar)

Black shirt dress (similar, similar)

Gold chain saddle purse (similar, similar)

Valentino laser nude heels (similar {under $60!}, similar)

Grey military-inspired sweater | kitten purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com @ragandboneny #ragandbone @colympia #charlotteolympia

Kitten purse (similar, similar)

Grey military-inspired sweater {cheapest retailer!} (similar, similar)

Grey and navy bell tie sleeve sweater | www.shoppingmycloset.com @bananarepublic #bananarepublic

Grey & navy bell tie-sleeve sweater (similar, similar)

Shopping My Closet

Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

Simply follow the steps below to join Style Me Wednesday fashion link up!

STYLE ME WEDNESDAY LINK-UP GUIDELINES
1. Follow your host, Shopping My Closet, on Bloglovin’, Instagram, and Facebook

2. Link up using the widget below to your specific blog post (i.e today’s post), not your blog’s homepage

3. Grab a button to share on your blog post about Shopping My Closet’s blog link up

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November 29, 2016

Review: Stuart Weitzman Lowland vs Merona Gisela over the knee boots

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Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Since posting about the Stuart Weitzman Lowland over-the-knee boots and other great finds at various price points, I received some e-mails about how some of the alternatives compare to the Stuart Weitzman boots.

I own the budget friendly version from Merona (“Gisela“) as well as the Lowlands themselves. At first look, it’s hard to tell apart the two boots. The Gisela is shorter in leg length, has a slightly pointier toe box, and the only other distinguishing feature is the zipper at the foot for ease of getting in and out of the boot. The Lowlands are made from real leather compared to the Gisela which is from man-made materials. Despite this, the Gisela doesn’t feel flimsy or look cheap.

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Outer leg profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Inner leg profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Zipper detail of Merona OTK boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Sole of Merona OTK boot

 

The Gisela boot has a shaft height of 19.5″, calf circumference 14″, and a heel height of 1.25″. It comes in two colors: black and grey. For comparison, the Lowland has a shaft height of 24″, calf circumference 13″, a heel height of 0.75″, and is available in 7 color options (eight, if you count the all leather version).

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Front profile of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Thick sole of the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot

 

The Gisela is definitely inspired by the Stuart Weitzman Lowland OTK boots and is a great lower price point alternative. Though it is only available in 2 colors, the colors allow you to wear it with just about anything! But, if you’re looking for a real suede boot, I truly love my Lowlands (consider it a holiday gift to yourself!).

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com

Side by side comparison: Merona OTK boot (L) // Stuart Weitzman OTK boot (R)

 

I put together a side-by-side comparison of the two boots to help you see the difference in sizing. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Review: Stuart Weitzmand vs Merona over-the-knee boots | see the full review at www.shoppingmycloset.com


SHOP THE LOOK:

Merona Gisela over the knee boots (under $35 with code COLD)

 

Stuart Weitzman Lowland over the knee boots

Blue color – cheapest retailer found here {40% off!}

Loden green color – cheapest retailer found here

Buff color – cheapest retailer found here {40% off!}

Walnut color – cheapest retailer found here

Grey color – cheapest retailer found here

Black color – cheapest retailer found here

Black leather – cheapest retailer found here

Preloved boots available here & here

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October 27, 2016

Style: Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots & similar options starting at $39.99!

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Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots and other wallet friendly options | see all the picks at www.shoppingmycloset.com

There’s a good reason that the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots are once of the most popular choices this season. It has a low heel and is more of a riding boot style but also has the benefit of a leg-hugging over-the-knee style. These boots are an investment for your closet but how can you deny the stretchy suede and leather footbed and slip prevention with the rubber sole? If you’re new to over-the-knee boots and want to try out the style to see if it’s for you, or if you want options that are more budget friendly, look at the round up below which starts at $39.99!

ONE {$39.99!}

TWO {under $60}

THREE (save $50 off retail), {7 color choices here}

FOUR {comes in a rich burgundy color, too!}

FIVE {33% off!}

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