Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Take 2

Good Golly Miss Molly…

This is a long one, so grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up and prepare to read and maybe even laugh (at my expense).

This entire sale makes my heart race. I’m not sure if it’s excitement, stress, anticipation or a combination of all three. I went into the store yesterday and walked in like a boss to the sectioned off areas where all the goodies are. 

It was somewhat like ants on an anthill and of course if you know me I ended up just chatting it up with several different ladies who were also shopping.


My first stop was the jewelry “tent” and I found quite a few pretties in there. 

I seem to be broadening my horizons in the watch department and this Fossil watch is right up my alley. I love the size and the casualness of the leather band making it perfect for everyday wear.

Fossil Leather Strap Watch

There are lots of other watches included in the sale all of which you can see HERE, but this pink Kate Spade watch is too cute if you are looking for a really fun watch.

Kate Spade Watch

Next up I spotted these abalone Kendra Scott earrings. When I saw them online I wasn’t really that taken by them, but in person they won my heart. These babies will go with just about everything.

Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earring

I bought my first Kendra Scott jewelry last year during the anniversary sale and it was a gunmetal finish just like these earrings. I have absolutely loved it!!! I wasn’t really sure about the gunmetal finish, but as it turns out I wear it all the time.

This might be the worst picture ever, but I wanted to show y’all these adorable, delicate necklaces. This is two separate necklaces, the long one and then a short one and it’s available in a couple of finishes. The longer necklace could be wrapped once or twice to give you the look of 3 chains or a multistrand short necklace.



Alainn Bezel Short Necklace 
Alainn Extra Long Bezel Necklace

This bracelet is feminine but still makes a statement.

Nadri’ Starry Night Hinge Bangel

These earrings aren’t in the sale, but I spotted them on my way into the fitting room and loved them. It’s hard to tell from the picture but they are silver and gold and I like to mix metals almost everyday so these will be perfect and they are so reasonably priced, I don’t even care that they aren’t on sale.

Panacea Beaded Teardrop Earring

I breezed through the cosmetics and fragrances area and this set of beautiful blushes/bronzer caught my eye. The colors are prettier in person than this photo or online. They look like they would be subtle but give you a healthy glow.

Bobbi Brown Cheek Set

It feels like we’re seeing a lot of open front ponchos for the fall. I saw this one on line and really liked the look of it, but wasn’t sure how the texture would be. It looked like maybe it would be itchy, but it’s not. #happyface It’s soft and cozy.

Ready. OK. (doing my best cheerleader impression here)

Treasure & Bond Fringed Stripe Poncho

You’d never know it to see it in the picture, but this crossbody bag is burgundy. It’s the perfect size for a crossbody. Not too big, not too small. So many of them are so little you have to drastically reduce the amount of “stuff” you normally have in your purse and I don’t know about you, but as soon as I take something out I need it. 


Sole Society Crossbody

Time to hit the dressing room and here are the first round of items that made the cut to go in with me. Last time I did one of these posts someone commented they liked seeing all the items hanging there before seeing them on because they look so different.

I bought last year’s version of this shirt and loved it. It is so comfortable and I wear it a lot. The neck line of last years is slightly different and I think I like this one even better. I wasn’t sure how’d I like this print when I put it on but I LOVED it. These blouses are seriously affordable and functional. I usually just wear it with jeans but you could easily put it with pants or a skirt if you work in an office environment.


This top runs big. I’m wearing and x-small and think if was available in an xx-small I could probably wear that size.

Pleione High/Low V-Neck

Here’s the same top in another cute print. It’s available in about 15 different solids/prints.


This is another top that I purchased last year (in black and wine) and I wear them A LOT.  This years is slightly different and again, I think I like the new one even better. #luckyyou They are perfect with skinny jeans and boots or booties and especially on days when you want to wear something loose but still look cute. It’s long enough to cover your hiney if you have the legs for leggings and looks darling with them. Throw on your blardigan  or baby blardigan and you are ready to go. Great travel wear!!!

Pleione Split Neck Mixed Media Tunic

Slightly longer in the back. You can also do a half tuck in the front with top.

For a girl who isn’t really a tee shirt kinda girl, I really like this one. It comes it a variety of stripes and solids and is a steal of a price. I’m wearing an x-small, so it’s cut pretty generously.

Caslon Relaxed Tee

I think the utter glee on my face says it all about this next top. It was another one of those I looked at online and wasn’t sure what the fabric would be. Oh. my. word. It is the SOFTEST thing and I can’t wait to get mine and wear it on a cool fall day. This is described as a sweatshirt, but it has a little more panache than a sweatshirt and with a long necklace added to it…perfection. 

Bobeau Rib Long Sleeve Fuzzy Sweatshirt

Hangs longer in the back.

Here’s another cute sweatshirt option. It has side slits that make it roomy and hang nicer. I think I might be developing a sweatshirt fettish.

Caslon Side Slit Sweatshirt

I bought a sweater similar to this one last year by the same maker and it’s been a favorite. This is made of pretty thin material and would make for an awesome change of season sweater paired with leggings or jeggings. I think it would look great on someone a little taller perhaps with a little less #junkinthetrunk 😉 I tried on the red for something different, but I’m pretty sure I’d like it better in the black or grey.  For size reference I’m wearing an x-small.

Halogen Oversize V-Neck Sweater

Being completely honest, this one was a miss for me. I will say it was one of the softest sweaters I’ve ever put on and maybe if I’d brought a solid into the dressing room I would have felt differently.

Caslon Drape Neck Top

This jacket I picked up not knowing what to expect. It’s a heavier weight and for someone in a warmer climate like I am, you could probably use it as a winter “coat”.

Caslon Convertible Collar Sweater Coat

And finally, the almighty, truly beloved, soft as a kitty, coziest thing you’ll ever wear blardigan.

I was completely unsure of this ombre color combo when I saw it online and didn’t order it in my first batch of things, but after trying it on in the store I was convinced and in love. This color combo works better on blondes and the black ombre looks better on brunettes. I say this because as I was #makinganotherfriend she was trying it on and had dark hair. We agreed the lighter one made her look washed out and the darker one was better for her just like the lighter one worked better for me. This was her first blardigan and I assured her I wear mine EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. The sales girl said anytime men come in looking for something for their wives she points them straight to these and they usually respond with “You’re just showing me the most expensive thing”. She said she responds with “No, I’m just showing you something she won’t return” 😉

Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan

And last but not least….the baby blardigan. This is indigo, but it still looks good with jeans and did I mention it has POCKETS. What is it with us women and pockets? I have no idea, but we sure do love them.

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan

aka Baby Blardigan

Okay girls, I hope this gives you helpful information and shopping inspiration.

Speaking from experience if you find something you like don’t wait. Strike while the iron is hot. You snooze, you loose. Are you getting the picture?

I’m heading back to the mall tomorrow and dragging Katie along to check out some things and find some more gems for you.

Happy shopping friends!!!





  1. July 16, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I so wish I had a store near me!! Great picks! The pleione tops are always some of my fave pieces to add.

  2. July 17, 2016 / 3:37 am

    Shelly, It is nice having one near by…so easy, but at least with their free returns it's no risk?.

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