The Nordstrom anniversary sale is live for non-cardholders. Last week’s post stirred up a lot of feedback, most of which agreed that the overhype of the sale was annoying. I promise, this is going to be my one post about it and then we can go about living the rest of our lives 😉
THINGS I OWN & LOVE:
Natori Feathers Bra is the best bra on the market. I am a very practical lady when it comes to underwear and when I find something that I love, I go all in. A few years ago, I made the decision to buy the same underwear. My lingerie drawer is pretty boring as a result, but having one less decision to make makes for a surprisingly simple morning. Every year when the Nordstrom sale comes along, I restock on bras because the price is just so good. Hanky Panky and Commando (legit no lines, get some asap) are also the best.
I have had Hunter boots for years and I’m truly obsessed with the brand. We never needed rainboots in Florida because it was too hot. I didn’t even know how practical rainboots were until I went to college in DC… all of a sudden everyone walked out in their boots and I… did not. I ended up buying a pair from another brand that I loved, but they started leaking (!?!) after a year. I highly recommend Hunter boots! I wear mine all year round now, through mud, snow, and (of course) rain. I even have a pair by the back door that I slip into while taking the dogs out in the morning. I have the Tour boots (which are lightweight for traveling) but those are sadly not part of the same. The ones that are are super cute though, with a subtle colorblocking down the back.
ASICS Sneakers are my running shoe of choice. Depending on the workout, I might wear a different sneaker. But if I’m running? It’s ASICS or nothing! I do recommend getting fitted for sneakers professionally at a running store but if you’re also an ASICS girl too, how fun are these neon yellow ones?
Another brand that I absolutely love is Barbour. I was fortunate enough to get to go to Scotland with the Barbour team a few years back and I DRANK THE KOOLAID. The heritage behind the brand is something else and they continue to bring their roots into every product they release. I have (and love) the classic Beadnell jacket, which is not part of the sale, but a couple of great styles are: Waxed Cotton Utility Jacket, Fairway Quilted Jacket, and Yellow Waterproof Raincoat.
One of my favorite parts of the day is slipping into pajamas. Sometimes I count the minutes until it’s an “acceptable” time to slip into them. I have wished more than once that I could just wear pajamas all day, every day! A few of my most-worn pajamas are included in the sale (!!!): Eberjey Shorty (my cream version is not on sale, but the grey looks just as cute!), Vintage Cotton Pajamas + the short sleeve version, and End on End Sleepshirt. If you want even more options, here are some other pajama sets included in the sale: Gingham Pajamas, and Striped Pajamas.
I received a nearly identical card case for Christmas this year from my boyfriend’s sister. I LOVE it. I thought I would only use it when I used a smaller bag for evenings out, but after using it while skiing (it fits so easily into pockets!), I never switched back to my big wallet. It forces me to stay organized so I’m not overloading a wallet with things I don’t actually need.
I don’t really need anything from the sale, but I put together a small list of what I think would be good “staple” buys.
Dover Blazer // Every girl should have at least one solid blazer in their closet. I’d go for the grey or navy. Both would work for a professional outfit and could be worn with jeans for a piece to layer with.
Ruffle Trim Dress // A good option for work. I try to keep a few dresses for professional events. I rarely have to get dressed up like this, but when I do, I’m thankful to have a few perfect options in the back of my closet.
Zip Around Wallet // This classic leather wallet is a pretty option if you want to upgrade your full-sized wallet without breaking the bank.
Double Breasted Trench Coat // Love, love, love how this trench looks. The piping on it is so sharp. Love all three colors.
Bow Ballet Flats // These flats come in a bunch of colors and with the sale pricing, they’re just under $100.
JUST FOR FUN
I have a hard time getting in the mood for fall when it’s still so warm out. (And honestly I’ve been kind of living in bathing suits lately and I don’t hate it!) Here are five cute items that are included in the sale, just for fun. You can definitely wear them in the fall, but they’d also work now too: