My Finds and Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ’16

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Hello, World.

I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday! Today is a very good day because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale [Early Access] began yesterday! I was so excited to be able to go to the sale (the closest Nordstrom is about 1.5 hours from me), and check out a lot of the deals in person! The awesome thing about this sale in particular is that the merchandise is NEW fall attire, and hasn’t even hit stores yet at full price! After the sale, most items go up about $100. A lot of people use this sale to purchase either fall statement pieces for way less or fall staples! In the past, I used this sale to invest in business attire, Tory Burch boots, and other falls staples. This year, I used the sale to buy a lot of basics, and one statement piece that I’m in love with.

Today I want to round up my finds (what I purchased), as well as other pieces I think are great deals. With a huge move coming up, I don’t have a gigantic budget for clothing and fun stuff, as most my money is going toward making my townhouse a home, and purchasing necessities for law school. If I had no budget, though, there are definitely some pieces I would snag in a hurry!

So, here are my finds:

downloadNike ‘Free RN Distance’ Running Shoe |I absolutely love this shoe! I was looking for a new running shoe/ work out shoe, and I originally wanted a neon color, but I saw this, and tried it on and fell in love. It’s really clean looking, and the splatter print gray is chic, but not over the top. The shoe itself is super lightweight and comfy!

Lush Stripe T-Shirt Dress available at #Nordstrom:

Lush Striped T-Shirt Dress | A year ago, I bought to colors of the Lush t-shirt dress, and I wear them nonstop, weather permitting. T-Shirt dresses are so comfortable, and so easy to throw on and accessorize. I ended up getting this dress in wine and olive because I know I’ll wear them a TON, especially while adjusting to the humidity of the east coast. This style also comes in a cream with black stripes and black with white stripes!

Lush Deep-V Neck Tee available at #Nordstrom:

Lush Deep-V Neck Tee | I bought this top in every color except orange (insert see no evil emoji). I know it’s not great to buy the same thing in every color, but I feel like this tee is so comfy, and practical, and easy to layer with. Also, I feel like it’d be extreme to buy every color of Tory boots or every color of a Kate Spade handbag, I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong to buy multiples of basics!

Lush Strappy Long Sleeve Woven Blouse available at #Nordstrom:

Lush Strappy Long Sleeve Woven Blouse | This blouse is so comfortable, flowy, and looks put together without trying too hard. I bought it in the Cabernet color, rather than black, ad trust me, it’s much cuter in person (the pictures don’t really do it justice). I imagine the Cabernet color will be great for fall!

STS Blue Double Button Skinny Jeans available at #Nordstrom:

STS Blue Double Button Black Skinny Jeans | I love a good pair of black skinny jeans. I think black jeans are kind of a must. I bought a pair of 7 for all mankind black jeans on sale when I started college, and by senior year, they were basically gray I’d worn them so much. This pair is under $60, fit like a glove, and are super soft. I was sold!

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Love on a Hanger Thermal | I bought this in blue, gray, and black because it is so so soft, and will be great for layering. It also looks super cute with a bralette under it! This top is under $30!! and is the perfect knockoff version of this Free People thermal.

Barbour 'Millfire' Hooded Quilted Jacket available at #Nordstrom:

Barbour ‘Millfire’ Hooded Quilted Jacket | This jacket was styled by Julia of Gal Meets Glam last year, and I fell in love with it! I thought it was so chic, and comfortable, and of great quality. I also am a sucker for anything blush. However, the blush sold out yesterday in almost every size, and then completely by this morning. It’s an investment, so I slept on it, to make sure I really wanted it. However, I was bummed to see the blush was gone. It was still available in navy, though, and I think for me, navy is a bit more practical. The blush is beautiful, but I think I’d struggle to continue styling it. With my first east coast winter coming, having a nice coat I can just throw on that’ll go with a lot is preferred, so I snagged it in navy!

Okay, so that sums up what I got from the sale! I also purchased some other items, not part of the sale and some stuff from Nordstrom Rack, but I will probably share that stuff in a separate post!

Here are the items I think are lovely, but will likely wait on!

Tory Burch 'Ashlynn' Riding Boot (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive) available at #Nordstrom:

Tory Burch  ‘Ashlynn’ Riding Boot | Like I said, I snagged my Tory boots in the sale two years ago, and still love them. If you don’t have Tory boots, or need a new pair, this is the time to buy!

Louise et Cie 'Jayde' Mary Jane Block Heel Pump (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive) available at #Nordstrom:

Louise et Cie ‘Jayde’ Mary Jane Block Heel Pump | I love a chunky heel, and this is such a cute heel! I think these would be great with a little black dress, skinny jeans and a pretty blouse, or with a nice dress that has Cabernet touches.

Vince Camuto 'Katleen' Peep Toe Bootie (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive) available at #Nordstrom:

Vince Camuto ‘Katleen’ Peep Toe Bootie | I love the cut out booties that are taking over fall fashion, and I saw someone trying this pair on yesterday, and they are so cute! Chic, comfortable, and classic. I think these would be the perfect fall bootie. I also think they’re a great way to dress up a somewhat plain outfit.

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PJ Salvage Print Jersey PJs | I think something that can immediately make a woman feel more grown up is a good pj set. I am a sucker for cute pjs. This set is so cute, and part of the sale. They are SO soft, and would likely be great for a good night’s sleep.

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Tory Burch Pebbled Leather Tote | This tote comes in black and a sand color. I’m a firm believer in a good tote bag, and I think this is a great, sturdy option for a classic tote that will last years! Definitely a great bang for your buck!

The Sale has SO many great deals, these are just my personal favorite finds. I would reccomend checking out the sale as soon as possible, as a lot of merchandise goes quickly. The sale is in its early access stage, which is exclusively for Nordstrom cardholders. To sign up for a card and to gain early access click here, you can either choose debit or credit, and then get to shopping.  Otherwise, you can wait until July 22nd for the public sale! All prices go back up on August 8th, so don’t miss a chance to snag some really great fall items!

What items do you like or have already gotten?

Callie leigh

My Barbour Coat

Hello, World.

I have the tendency to wear all the clothes I get for Christmas for a full two-weeks after the holiday. I’m usually excited to wear them, I’m excited to try different ways of styling them, and I’m excited to have something new in my closet! This year I was blessed with some really amazing gifts. One gift I was totally not expecting at all that I received from my parents was my very first beadnell Barbour coat. I was totally shocked when I opened the coat on Christmas morning, but as soon as I realized the coat was mine, I immediately started thinking of ways to style it. The nice thing about Barbour, though, is it can be totally casual (like the outfit here), or be dressed up to look a little fancier. I’ve wanted the coat for a while, but I didn’t think I’d get it for years. I love this coat so much, though, and I imagine I’ll wear it in several posts in the future!
wearings: coat: Barbour // shirt: J. Crew Factory (Similar) // jeans: William Rast (really old) // boots: Frye // necklace: BaubleBar
IMG_2671IMG_2674IMG_2684My dad didn’t want to get me this coat because he said it doesn’t get cold enough where we live for this heavy duty of a jacket (although this might be his way of tricking me into thinking I wouldn’t be getting it for Christmas). He did have a point, but this winter I keep finding myself looking in my closet for a really good jacket, and coming up short. I’m excited to wear this through the rest of the cold season. Seriously, I love the rich olive color of this jacket, and I’m so happy my parents blessed me with it!

What are you currently loving?

Callie leigh