14 Jul 2016

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What You Need Now!

You guys!!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE!!! This is absolutely my favorite sale all year. Designer pieces at major discounts. I’m talking up to 40-60% off! From Theory to Burberry to Alice + Olivia, this is the best time to preview and shop some of your favorite brands for fall before they’re marked up to their regular prices.(Pssst… this is the only time pieces will be this low; they go back to their normal prices in August).

If you’ve never shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, here are some important details you need to know. First, you need a Nordstrom debit or credit card to get the early access. If you don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, don’t you worry. You can still shop the sale when it opens to the general public starting July 22nd! If you do have early access to the sale, I strongly recommend taking a peep at the items within the first few days of the sale as many of the most popular items tend to sell out instantly.

I know it’s hard to shop fall pieces in the middle of July but I can’t help but get excited for fall when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale comes around! Today I’ve rounded up the best of the best when it comes to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale including the best in outerwear, booties, clothing, sunglasses and more! Last but not least, be sure to check back here over the next few days as I’ll be expanding my Nordstrom roundups to include the best in mens, beauty, home and kids! Get excited. I know, I am!


I love shopping outerwear when it comes to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I particularly look out for new Burberry staples that I know I’ll wear for years to come. I’m currently loving the quilted hooded jacket and the navy toggle cropped jacket.

Shoes | Boots

When it comes to heels and boots, there are so many good ones this year! Insert these Tory Burch riding boots, these Stuart Weitzman booties (OBSESSED), and these pretty little suede over the knee boots. I also own a Love Token fur vest that I picked up at Nordstrom on sale and literally wear all the time during the fall and winter. This one is definitely on my shopping list this year as well + it comes it different colors!


Clothing | Denim

So the first item I have on my shopping list this year is this cashmere wrap! My friend Jess got it last year and I regretted not getting it when it was on sale! How can you say no to a cashmere wrap for $125 dollars?!

Hand Bags

This Rebecca Minkoff fringe backpack is everything.  I love this dainty cross-body leather bag from Ted Baker. And this Tory Burch wallet is a definite steal this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Jewelry | Accessories | Watches | Sunglasses

These stud earrings are a no-brainer (they kind of look like the Kate Spade ones, no?). This Michelle Harbor Diamond watch would make a great gift.  And last but certainly not least, the Illesteva 50MM round sunglasses are marked down from $290 to $177 dollars. No question these are going to sell out.

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13 Jul 2016

Summer Must-Haves Under $100 Dollars

You know when July 4th comes and goes, it feels like summer is basically over? Well I’m not giving in this year because we basically have two more months left of summer!

The end of July and turn of August is always my favorite time of summer. With my birthday, fun trips, and the warmth that August brings, it’s hard not to love the end of summer. Today I’ve rounded up a few of my summer must-haves under $100 dollars. Now is a great time to pick up some last minute additions to your summer wardrobe as summer sales are in full swing!

Don’t forget the Nordstrom Anniversary sale early-access starts TOMORROW. Be sure to check back here bright and early to see my top picks from the sale!!! Eeeeeep. So excited!

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12 Jul 2016

What To Wear To A Wedding This Summer

Wedding season is in full swing!! Being 28 (almost 29 – eek!) I’ve been to quite a few weddings over the past few years. From my high school girlfriends to now some of my college girlfriends who are starting to get married, I’ve attended both as a guest and as a bridesmaid many times!

So when it comes to wedding attire, I like to think I’ve mastered the look. I have a few rules I stick to when getting dressed for an all day affair. First and foremost, is GOOD shape wear!! With an all day event like a wedding, you know you will be eating and drinking all day so good shape wear is seriously a girl’s best friend. Am I right?!

Insert Maidenform. A brand I’ve been wearing for years. Depending on the fit of my dress, I rotate a few different styles. What I love most about Maidenform is the price point and the variety of styles to choose from! When it comes to shape wear, the fit is so important to me. I love shape wear that’s firm, fit and flattering (you don’t want your shape wear showing any underwear lines, you know what I mean?!) If I’m wearing a flowy dress, I personally like the the smoothers shorty or the slim waiters thigh slimmer. I’m telling you they are absolute life savers. After I pick out my under garments, I try to find a colorful or floral dress. You want to make a statement but you also don’t want to upstage the bride. Anything off-the-shoulder this summer will do (duh). How cute is this green number from Nordstrom?! Statement earrings are perfect if you wear your hair back & I also try to pair statement earrings with simple gold jewelry.

Last but not least, I always, always, always pack a little clutch with all day necessities: lipstick, lipgloss, perfume (I typically carry roller ball perfumes – try this one or this one). You can shop all of my must-have wedding accessories above & below! Happy Tuesday, my friends!! Xo. Lauren


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9 Jul 2016

Weekend Notes V. 67


Links I Loved

  • A suitecase I need stat. – Tory Burch Daily

Sales & Shopping

  • Shop 20% off Serena and Lily sale items today through 7/10. Use code ‘weekend’ at checkout!
  • Ahhh need this cami in my life!

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Image: Sandra Semberg