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2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview



Happy Monday! I know we're currently gearing up for the 4th of July but, in just a few short weeks tons of new fall goodies will be on sale at the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest sales of the year and it is the perfect time to get some of the newest fall trends at great prices, so I thought I would spend today answering some questions about the sale plus giving you guys some tips and tricks that I've learned over the years.

Be sure to bookmark this link for when the sale goes live July 21!


WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year, and it's legendary among the stores' biggest fans. This sale differs from the half-yearly sales because insead of shopping markdowns, you're shopping the newest fall peices. This is a great time to grab the newest fall trends at deep discounts or to invest in some of those pricer classic pieces. (Look out for this years version of the Tory Burch riding boots. I invested in these after my old riding boots were ruined after just one season of wearing them. (For reference, here's an outfit I'm wearing them in!) Definitely worth the investment for a designer classic.


WHEN IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?

This year, the sale will be from July 21st - August 6th, however if you're a Nordstrom cardholder you can get early access to the sale starting July 13th. After that, everything goes up to full price.


EARLY ACCESS & CARDHOLDER BENEFITS

Speaking of being a Nordstrom cardholder, I just applied for my Nordstrom card last weekend, just in time for the sale! This will be my first year I'm able to shop the Early Access portion which is great because a lot of the merchandise goes fast so it's good to ensure you get everything you want before the sale opens to the public. The great thing is that you don't have to get an actual credit card if you don't want to because Nordstrom offers a debit card version as well. 

Be sure to apply by July 9th to ensure access to the sale, plus if you spend $100 at Nordstrom on your card the day you're approved you'll get a $20 note to spend at the Anniversary Sale. I highly recommend applying for a Nordstrom card if you're a fairly frequent shopper at Nordstrom due to all the other perks as well.

CAN I PREVIEW THE SALE NOW?

You can preview the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog here to get a preview of what will be on sale. 

IN STORE OR ONLINE?

One of the best tips that I have, other than gaining Early Access, is to buy everything you want online but use the "pick up in store" option at checkout to avoid the frenzy. To avoid the crowds completely Nordstrom will even walk your order out to your car using curbside pickup and some stores even offer same day delivery!

IN SUMMARY:

ONE //
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year, where you can get new fall trends at deep discounts.

TWO //
This year the sale is from July 21-August 8 with Early Access being from July 13-20 if you're a Nordstrom cardholder.

THREE //
Shop online and pick up in store so you don't have to fight the crowds.

FOUR //
Bookmark this post and keep checking back to get all the updated information about the sale!



While you're waiting, shop some of my summer favorite sale pieces in the widget below:




Linking up with Monica 

Americana Inspired

Americana Inspired outfit idea featuring white skinny jeans, a navy one shoulder top, and red tassel Baublebar earrings.
With the 4th of July weekend soon upon us, I thought I would share some Americana outfit inspiration with you guys. The outfit inspiration is definitely one of my favorite things about the 4th of July and Americana style is totally wearable all summer -- its hard to go wrong with some variation of red, white and blue


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Friday Finds 6/23/2017 - Asos Up-to-50% Off Sale!

Red Asos sundress with hat and straw clutch

Happy Friday y'all! Today's Friday Finds post is going to be a bit unusual, I noticed that this sundress I shot a few days ago is currently on major sale as well as a ton of other cute stuff from one of my favorite online stores: Asos! I bought this dress because it seemed like the most perfect summer vacation dress, and considering I'm saving up my vacation days for my wedding and honeymoon next year, I am definitely in need of a vacation!

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How to Incorporate Red, White & Blue into Your Summer Wardrobe

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Ya'll, the 4th of July is literally right around the corner and tomorrow is the official first day of summer. Seriously, where has the year gone?? Not to be a broken record but it seems like just a minute ago I was showing you guys my favorite winter coats and now my car is reading 108 as I'm leaving the office! (Yes, it sucks.)

Anyways, one of my favorite trends as the summer heats up each year is seeing all the Americana pieces in stores and out and about, butttt if you've seen one blue seersucker dress you've seen them all (even though I still might have like six in my shopping bag right now...). Not that I'm knocking the slightly obnoxious "USA! USA! USA!" shirts that I will definitely be breaking out come Independence day, but here's some tips if you want to add a bit of red, white, and blue to your everyday summer outfits without being too over-the-top! 

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Summer Whites

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Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! This weekend was Jered's birthday (well Thursday, but we celebrated over the weekend) and this outfit was tons of fun for all the festivities! I wanted to share this one with you guys because there's just something about crisp and clean whites that screams summer to me! I love the simplicity of this look, but with a pop of color in the tassels - and a bright pink clutch was the perfect complement. 

Friday Finds 6/16/2017 - Shopbop Sale!

Happy Friday! I for one and SO happy it's finally the weekend! This week has really worn me out between freelance graphic design, blogging, my actual office job, annnddd Jered's birthday yesterday (by the way, take a look at our engagement photos!) I am definitely ready to relax for a few days.

For this weeks installment of Friday Finds, I'm focusing on the amazing Shopbop sale that's currently going on for only 2 more days - which is perfect for a little Saturday shopping! Everything shown below is an extra 25% off it's already reduced price using code "SCORE17," making it the perfect time to grab some vacation ready pieces or to start planning your 4th of July outfit (in 2 weeks!!). Just click directly on the products below for more info!




Despite having a perpetually full shopping bag at Shopbop, I actually just shopped there for the first time recently. I have been ordering some wedding dresses online and they have a pretty good selection of ready-to-wear gowns - I would really love to find my dress in my street size if I could. Anyways, they're owned by Amazon so I was pretty confident about spending $1,500 trying on a dress and in my experience they were awesome! I'm currently in the process of returning the gown - as beautiful as it was, it just wasn't nearly as flattering on me as I hoped - and I love how I can track the return package on it's way back to them.

Have a great weekend y'all! 

Wedding Wednesday - Engagement Photos + Tips

I know I got this post up really late today but it has been the longest week - I feel like I say that every week. I'm so excited to share my engagement photos with you guys though! I seriously had the BEST time taking them - it was so much fun, and I am in love with how they came out. Our photographer, Andrea Elizabeth Photography, is perfect for us. She captured exactly what I had envisioned and I cannot wait until the wedding! If you're in Dallas and looking for a wedding photographer - definitely check her out! 

Friday Finds - 6/8/2017

It's almost the weekend, ya'll, so you know what that means! Another edition of Friday Finds, a new series I'm working on each Friday to bring you guys the best pieces on sale for the weekend.

The summer - and year for that matter - is seeming to just fly by... I cannot believe we're already a week into June! It's definitely starting to heat up here in Texas, and lately I've wanted to wear nothing more than shorts and a tank top. Fortunately this weekend there are a ton of great summer pieces on sale, plus some great finds for Independence Day, which is only 3 weeks away! I know I'm not the only one who thinks thats totally crazy!

Click directly on the pieces below to shop them!



I've said it once and I'll say it again, this summer is all about fun necklines! From swimsuits to dresses to tops everything seems to have flouncy ruffles and lovely details. I'm absolutely loving the sleeves on this dress and the neckline on this swimsuit - both of which would be perfect for the 4th of July.

What's your favorite piece? 

Gingham Goals

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If there is a quintessential print for summer it is definitely gingham, and I don't have nearly enough in my closet - especially considering I've been wearing this top on repeat since I got it! It's is perfect for a cute and casual weekend look, I love pairing it with jeans and my favorite wedges for an effortless but elevated summer vibe. 

Garden Party

Happy June! I can't believe summer is already in full swing, but it's definitely starting to heat up in Texas! I love this one shoulder dress for summer events, it's perfect for when you're in need of something a little dressier than a sundress - but it's still super thin and light and the print just screams summer! Due to the linen-y fabric it would be super easy to dress this up or down depending on the occasion, I was actually planning on wearing this outfit to a golf tournament over Memorial Day - but we left Jered's family's house later than we planned to on Sunday so we ended up getting back to Dallas way too late.

Friday Finds 6/2/2017 - Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful short week, because there's still some awesome sales going on this weekend for todays Friday Finds - namely the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! I've already stocked up on a few summer pieces which you can see here and here, but it's definitely the perfect time to complete your summer 2017 wardrobe for a discount.



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This weekend, however, I'm going on a very special shopping trip. On Saturday, some friends and I are taking a road trip to Houston to go wedding dress shopping!! Ahh! I will definitely have to report back to you guys sometime soon, anyways have a great weekend!