Monday, July 16, 2018

DRESSING ROOM DIARIES: NSALE ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Shoes

I'm breaking up this MAJOR try on session into categories to make it easier to navigate.  I'll link to the other Dressing Room Diary posts from the #nsale at the bottom.  Apologies for the pictures...the lightning wasn't very good.

Last of my in-store Dressing Room Diaries...shoes.  Last year I got three pairs of booties and a pair of flats so I didn't NEED any shoes but of course I had to try some on. 


Lucky Brand Wedge Booties 
These Lucky Brand wedge booties are sooo cute and so comfortable.  I love the style with the peek-a-boo ankle/foot cleveage.  Comes in a bunch of colors.   True to size.  Super cute and under $100!!  Definitely recommend.  I'm trying to figure out how to justify a pair of these.  I don't have any wedges...only flats and heels.  ;)

Vince Pevista Booties
I know I said I bought a bunch of booties last year and didn't NEED any this year well I did end up coming home with these Vince Camuto ones because they are sooo cute AND I don't have a pair in this neutral color that's flat.  These are AMAZING.  Will go with anything.  Very comfortable and true to size.  If you are in need of booties then I highly recommend these!

And to shop my other dressing room diaries -
Dresses
Tops
Lounge wear, Active wear and other unmentionables
Outerwear
Mini



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DRESSING ROOM DIARIES: NSALE ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Outerwear

I'm breaking up this MAJOR try on session into categories to make it easier to navigate.  I'll link to the other Dressing Room Diary posts from the #nsale at the bottom.  Apologies for the pictures...the lightning wasn't very good.

For outerwear this year, I didn't really need a lot (stocked up last year) but I'm always looking for unique pieces to add.  I really hit the jackpot with BB Dakota this year.  Never really tried this brand but now I'm a big fan.

BB Dakota Fleece Collar Coat
This BB Dakota fleece was a last minute add to my try on session.  Love the structuredness (is that a word) of it.  Will be perfect for those cooler fall days.   Great material, very soft and super flattering.  You can dress it up or down.  This one has been super popular and keeps going in and out of stock.

BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket
I am OBSESSED with this BB Dakota faux leather jacket.  It's one of my FAVORITE purchases so far.  Really, really great quality.  Love the greige (gray/beige) color.  It's going to go with SO many things this fall.  Also comes in black.  Highly recommend.  This too keeps going in and out of stock so snag it when you can. 

Thread and Supply Pullover
So many of you are obsessed with Thread and Supply jackets so I had to finally try it.  And honestly, I was underwhelmed.  The smallest size was WAY too big on me.  Don't get me wrong, the material is super soft and comfortable but I would much rather a jacket from The North Face or Patagonia.  Same softness but a little more structure.


And to shop my other dressing room diaries -
Dresses
Tops
Lounge wear, Active wear and other unmentionables
Shoes - coming soon
Mini



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Sunday, July 15, 2018

DRESSING ROOM DIARIES: NSALE ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Minis

I don't know who loves the Nordstrom Anniversary sale more...more or Big Mini.  She always makes out every year on good stuff.  This year we needed to stock up on coats for the winter (she usually can get two seasons out of coats). 

First was this adorable and SUPER soft fleece from The North Face.  We went with light pink (I know will show stains but they wash easily).  These fit true to size (big Mini is small for her age).  Also comes in hot pink and purple.  

And we also got her winter coat.  I get a size larger because you can easily roll up the sleeves and it will last her two seasons.  These North Face coats are such great quality they last through use of three girls and are still in excellent condition.  I loved this watercolor pattern.  I know it's light and will show stains but like with the fleece, they wash very easily.  Also comes in a bright pink and turquoise color.  

I'm a big fan of Tea Collection for my minis.  Great quality and super cute! This year I wanted to get pieces that would transition seasons.  Love this short sleeve dress and bright yellow leggings.  Dress can be worn now on its own and then add leggings when it gets cooler out. 

Love this hooded top.  Goes great with the yellow leggings so we get multiple wears out of them. 

I wish they made these Tucker and Tate boots in my size.  How cute are they?!?  True to size and big Mini said they are comfortable. 

Tucker and Tate is one of my favorite brands for my kiddos and this plaid dress doesn't disappoint.  It's soo cute.  She can wear it now and then when the weather gets warm throw a long sleeve tee and leggings to give her a little warmth.  True to size. 

Two words - Unicorn Onesie.  How cute are these pajamas.  They are fleece and will keep her warm this winter.  Not to mention how cute looks in it!  

And to shop my other dressing room diaries -
Tops
Dresses
Jackets - coming soon
Lounge wear, Active wear and other unmentionables
Shoes - coming soon
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Five Friday Favorites - #NSALE Edition

Of course this week's Five Friday Favorites had to be focused on the #NSALE but I'm throwing a twist in it.  I'm bringing you not one but TWO sets of favorites - five of my tried and true favorites that are part of the #nsale this year and five of my new favorites that I picked up at the store. 

Let's start with tried and true... 

#1 - Barefoot Dreams Cardigans
 
You can't go wrong with any of the Barefoot Dreams cardigans - circle or hooded.  My personal favorite is the circle one.  I have it in this cream color.  I use it all year long (of course only inside in the summer).  It's so snuggly.  Highly recommend.  It was hard to pass up this one this year because it's like wearing a big blanket.

#2 - PJ Salvage PJs
I've actually had these pajamas for a while...they weren't part of the sale last year.  They are soooo soft and they keep coming back in stock in different patterns and lucky for you there's a version of these in the sale this year.  I size up for a looser fit.  These are some of my FAVORITE.  Highly recommend!!  

#3 - Halogen Leggings 
I got these Halogen leggings during last year and they are the BEST!  Heavier material than traditional leggings so I'm comfortable wearing them to work.  They run a little small so consider sizing up.  And you shorties, they come in petite!!!  

#4 - Halogen Camisole
I don't have a picture of myself in this Halogen camisole because I use it for layering.  It's the BEST layering camisole.  I have it in three colors - nude, white and black.  Highly recommend.  True to size (it's supposed to be fitted).  

#5 - Free People January Tee
 
Love this Free People January top so much I got it in two colors this past year.  I WISH I had gotten at the #NSALE price.  Fit is true to size and honestly goes with sooo much.  I LOVE this top and HIGHLY recommend. 

Ok here are the newbies...

#1 - BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket
LOVE, LOVE this BB Dakota Faux leather jacket.  The quality is AMAZING for faux leather...looks real very real.  This is the perfect color...best blend of gray and beige!  It also comes in black.  True to size.  


Vince Camuto can do know wrong when it comes to booties.  I may have gotten three pairs last year and told myself I wasn't going to get another pair until I laid my eyes on these and I had to have them.  Love the color and the fit.  They will be a staple this fall/winter for sure.  True to size and other colors available.

OBSESSED with this sweater.  It came home with my yesterday.  So comfy and cozy.  It's by O'Neill which totally surprised me.  And it's a great price under $50!  Will get LOTS of wear this fall/winter.

Love this Zella tank for both working out and when I'm going for an athleisure look.  Super flattering.  Love that it's not snug around the waist but still very figure flattering.  Comes in a red and white.  I might order the white too because I love it so much. 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Vince Camuto blouse.  Technically I didn't buy it in the store BUT immediately regretted it after I got home so I bought it yesterday.  Everything about this is perfection...gathered sleeves, ruched neck and I'm OBSESSED with the color.  Love the modern take on a Victorian look.  Will be perfect for work or a night out.  Lots of other colors to pick from.  True to size but if you are on the shorter side, you might want to consider petite (that's what I'm wearing).

And if you missed any of my Dressing Room Diaries from my in-store try on, check them out below.  More to come, they are taking longer than I thought.  










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DRESSING ROOM DIARIES: NSALE ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Tops

I'm breaking up this MAJOR try on session into categories to make it easier to navigate.  I'll link to the other Dressing Room Diary posts from the #nsale at the bottom.  Apologies for the pictures...the lightning wasn't very good.


SWEATERS
This is a super cute zip up sweater from a brand I had not tried before - Love by Design.  It's an exaggerated neck that you can wear up (if you've got your hair in a pony tail) or down as seen in this picture.  Soft material.  Great overall casual sweater.

OBSESSED with this sweater.  It came home with my yesterday.  So comfy and cozy.  It's by O'Neill which totally surprised me.  And it's a great price under $50!  Will get LOTS of wear this fall/winter.

Love this BP seamed sweater.  It's super soft and flattering.  Slight bell sleeve...it's not too much that you will feel like your sleeves are getting into everything but just enough for the perfect added detail.  Oh and did I mention it's under $40!!  A few colors available but I love the blush!

This Leith sweater is going to be one of the it pieces of this sale (I think) and will likely sell out.  Lots of colors available.  Soft material.  I'm wearing an XS but I could definitely size down to an XXS.  Depending on how you want to wear it you can go true to size or size down.

LONG SLEEVE 


Each sale BP always has a cute plaid top and this year didn't disappoint again.  Love this yellow...so different and so cute!  There are soo many color options together.  Really cute, definitely recommend.  True to size.

I REALLY wanted this Caslon faux wrap top to work.  Love the linen like material and the high low waist but it just didn't work.  I think because I'm too short.  Anyone else try it and it work for you?

This Chelsea28 blouse has been around for a while and so exciting that it's available for the sale.  Love everything about this - blush color, lace shoulder detail and neck cutout.  Perfect for work or play.  Several colors available but I'm partial to the blush.  True to size.

This is a cute Halogen top.  Love the lace cutout detail and pleated neckline.  Perfect for work or play.  Neck wasn't too tight.  True to size.

This Halogen top is another great alternative to a work blouse.  Love the collar and the red stripe button detail.  Works great with jeans as well.  True to size.

Love a good basic blouse like this Hinge one.  Cute pattern (others available), ruffle detail on neckline and the drapey fabric is very flattering.  True to size.

This is the PERFECT work shirt from Leith.  Love the structured collar and sleeves.  Perfect split neck (wearing a cami just as a safe guard.  And the plaid pattern is great.  This will sell out if it hasn't already.  Super versatile...wear it to work (on it's on or with a cardigan or blazer) but it would also work casually with a pair of jeans.  Highly recommend.

Here's Lush's version of the popular blouse that sold out last year.  This comes in a variety of plaids and solid colors.  It's cute but not my favorite.  I prefer the Leith one or just Lush's basic tunic.

Loves this BP ribbed pullover.  Very flattering...you can dress it up for work or down with a pair of jeans.  Comes in a bunch of beautiful jewel tones but I was drawn to the blush.  And did I mention it's only $25!!!

These Socialite long sleeve tees are SOOOO soft!!  I got one at last years sale (v-neck style) and this year they have a cute split neck with solid and a camo print available.  Seriously they are amazingly soft.  Highly recommend.  True to size.  

Super cute basic long sleeve tee by Halogen but with a twist - a very subtle bell sleeve.  Comes in solid and stripe.  I love the black and white stripe.  True to size.

If only I was a little taller this Treasure and Bond blouse would work perfectly.  I love the white/light blue stripe and exaggerated sleeves.  You can wear now with white jeans or in the spring/fall months.  Super cute tunic length (just too long on my 5'1" frame).   

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Vince Camuto blouse.  I didn't buy it in the store and immediately regretted it after I got home so I bought it yesterday.  Everything about this is perfection...gathered sleeves, ruched neck and I'm OBSESSED with the color.  Love the modern take on a Victorian look.  Will be perfect for work or a night out.  Lots of other colors to pick from.  True to size but if you are on the shorter side, you might want to consider petite (that's what I'm wearing).


I didn't have to try this one on in the store because the Free People January top is a tried and true favorite.  I loved it so much that after I bought the white one I went and got in black a few months later.  I just wish that I had gotten it at the Nordstrom Anniversary 40% off price.  Fit is true to size and honestly goes with sooo much.  I LOVE this top and HIGHLY recommend.  

SHORT SLEEVE/SLEEVELESS 
Obviously I kept this one because I wore immediately the next day.  LOVE this Madewell popover shirt.  Works for work or play.  Love the bright blue/white stripes.  I will definitely get a lot of wear spring, summer and early fall.  Pairs nicely with white or blue jeans.  On my short frame it's a little too long for shorts but if you are taller I definitely think it can work.  And there's cute button detail down the back.  Definitely recommend this one.

This is a super cute Hinge sleeveless blouse.  Also comes in white.  Love the mix lace detail and subtle peplum.  I'm wearing a size too big (small, need an XS) because that's all the had but it's SUPER cute.  You can definitely dress it up or down.  Also comes in white

And to shop my other dressing room diaries -
Dresses
Jackets - coming soon
Lounge wear, Active wear and other unmentionables
Shoes - coming soon
Mini




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