I actually bought this poncho during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July. I had no idea that I was pregnant and I was a little worried about how it would look with a baby bump but it is actually big enough to hide the bump. I love how it pairs with this stripped top, it just looks classic. This poncho is on major sale right now during the Nordstrom Fall Clearance sale and comes in four colors. My favorite is the camel that I am wearing but I also really like the navy. Hurry up and grab one before they sell out! You can shop the entire look in the widget below.
This is one of the better Kate Spade New York Surprise Sales that I have seen!
I have rounded up my favorite picks and why each one is a favorite below!
Cedar Street Hayden is one of my favorites. I bought this one at the beginning of the summer and I love it!
Holden Street Lanie is a good work bag in my opinion and you can’t beat that color combo!
Everett Way Jamison is on my list of backpacks to buy! I can’t decide which one I want but I love this one.
Mikas Pond Phoenix is my favorite wallet. I have it in light blue and a dark blue, but I would love it in navy too!
The All That Glitters Druzy Pendant is perfect for Fall and comes in five colors!
The Arbor Hill Lilah is such a classic bag and comes in three classic colors.
I have the Weller Street Tori in 4 colors and am definitely crushing on the burgundy!
The Southport Avenue Cora is the perfect crossbody bag. It is a lot bigger than you would expect and I love this color for Fall!
I love the idea of the Fremont Place Travel Carmen because it is perfect for both weekend getaways but also for an extra bag for plane trips.
The Breath of Fresh Air Palm Tree Coin Purse is so cute and just reminds me of summer now that it is getting cooler outside.
The Mix Up Bangle Set goes with everything and can be separated to wear individually.
You Are Here Metro Watch is again a great reminder of Summer now that it is cooler out.
I love when sales go past Labor Day! With all of the festivities and family activities, I don’t feel like I have enough time to shop the best sales. Thankfully, when Nordstrom has a sale, they go all out and for several weeks! Right now Nordstrom is doing up to 40% off tons of amazing items. So I sorted through them ALL and picked the best ones for you!
I love that there are shoes included in the sale that you can wear now and later. I love getting a good pair of sandals at a fraction of the cost and I am obsessed with these laser cut booties. And who doesn’t need a good rain boot for Fall?
I have mentioned before that I have several weddings coming up that I need some killer outfits for. I love going to Nordstrom for a good wedding outfit. So many of these are perfect for weddings now through Winter.
I bought the Lush tunic during last year’s Anniversary Sale in 3 colors and I love every one of them. I bought the Pleione tunic this year, also in three colors, and I think I prefer it even more than the Lush one! It is not as see through and is much softer.
So many skirts and cute jeans to pick from! And nothing says Fall like a pair of leather leggings!
I have an obsession with Guess pea coats.I bought one before I started college and wore it all four winters. I loved it much more than I thought I would. I ended up buying a gorgeous pink Guess coat as a replacement this year but I love all of these too!
You can never have enough cute PJ sets or lounge wear right? Especially when it starts to get cooler outside!
You can shop the entire sale here.
Several times a year one of my favorite brands will do an extra 25% off their sale items. Right now, Kate Spade New York is doing just that. I have gone through the entire sale section and gathered my picks of what I think is worth splurging on. Some of the clothes and shoes are available in limited sizes so hurry and grab them before they are gone!
I purchased several of these bags earlier in the summer and they have been staples. I would highly recommend buying the Cedar Street Hayden and the Orchard Street Penelope. I have both and have been using them all summer!
Clothes & Shoes
I am obsess with the Blooms Fit and Flare Dress. It seems a bit short on the model but I am 5’7″ and it comes to my knees so I promise it is not that short!
Jewelry & Accessories
I am always on the hunt for a new phone case and a few pieces of classic jewelry. I have the Dainty Sparkles Double Strand Necklace and I love it. It goes with everything.
Hopefully this was helpful as you weed through the Sale items. You can shop the entire sale here.The extra 25% off sale ends tomorrow. Don’t forget to use the code DOTTY for your extra 25% off!
Last week I hosted an event at the Kendra Scott location at Reston Town Center to celebrate my birthday. Did you know that the month of your birthday, you get 50% off one item at Kendra Scott? And that is for ANY item in the store! I loved the spending time at the store and the girls that were working there that night were amazing!
I honestly had never spent a ton of time in a Kendra Scott store so this was a lot of fun for me. I tried the Color Bar out for the first time, and it’s safe to say I am addicted. I had created custom jewelry on the Kendra Scott website, but it is just not the same now that I have done it in person. For those of you who aren’t familiar with how the Color Bar works, you choose the item you want, the metal and then the stone. You can try out several different stones before you settle on the one you love. I ended up doing the Color Bar three times and loved it every time.
We took Jordan with us and she was so excited to be invited to the jewelry party. I let her borrow a Kendra Scott necklace and bracelet, which made her feel even more special. The ladies at the store loved her and let her try on tons of jewelry. She was in heaven. She also got to work on her photography skills. She was so cute about it too! All of the pictures of the jewelry above where taken by Jordan. She also took the group shots. I had to include the last two pictures of Jordan taking pictures because in the last picture, she is checking the camera to make sure the picture is good! I feel like for a 3 year old, she has a pretty good handle on photography. I may have found my new blog photographer!
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend more than $200 on a bag from a brand I had never used before. I really wanted to like it but I couldn’t be sure. When I saw that Dagne Dover was having a sale, I decided it was time to try it out. I decided it was going to be my birthday present and it was perfect to take with me on my trip to Florida.
I knew that this was going to be a great work bag but I had no idea how great. I decided to get the 15″, their largest size. After it came in the mail, Paris fell in love with it so much, she decided to buy the 13″ in pink. This bag as a pocket for my laptop, a pocket for my iPad, a pocket for my phone, 3 lipstick/pen pockets, an additional side pocket, an insulated & detachable cup holder, and a key fob. I was able to fit everything in my bag for my trip to Florida, including my camera (!), and everything zipped up. I love this bag so much, I will be buying another one, possibly in the 13″ just for a change. I was a little worried about how the white canvas would hold up but it worked out great! I took it on 2 planes and everywhere with me in Florida and there aren’t any marks or stains on it.
Be sure to check out the Sale page to get some of the summer bags up to 45% off! It is definitely worth it!
1.Split Neck Mixed Media Tunic//2.Bath & Body Gel//3.Zip Back High/Low Tunic Sweater//4.‘Look in a Box – Fun and Flirty’ Pink Lip & Eye Kit//5.‘Live In’ Leggings//6.‘Rosie’ Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float//7.‘Chloe’ Zip Jewelry Case//8.Faux Leather Saddle Crossbody Bag//9.Whipstitch Wool Floppy Hat//10.Zip Detail Faux Leather Tote
I absolutely love this royal blue tunic! You can see how it looks on me in my post from last week talking all about the stuff I bought. I also got this faux leather tote and it was quite the bargain.I love that there are so many under $50 items included in the sale, it made budgeting a lot easier. So many items from the sale sold out fast. It was hard to get a hold of a lot of the things I was trying to get. It seems like Nordstrom experienced higher traffic than they have before. If you haven’t picked up this pool float yet you NEED to! I was so skeptical before I bought one and now I will never go to the pool without it.
These are the first few things that came in the mail that I purchased. I LOVE these jeans. I have never found a pair of boyfriend jeans that I actually liked but these are perfection. I have already worn them several times! I am wearing a size 29. I saw this top on several other bloggers and thought it would be really cute. I thought it was really boxy on me and the sleeves were weird. I ended up returning this one. The booties were cute but very narrow and made my feet look even longer than they already are. I decided to return them too.
I love these earrings. For $20 they were easily my best budget purchase of the sale. I have worn them all week!
This top is amazing. It is soft and easy to layer but not too thin that it is really all that see through. I am wearing a size small.
This Cardigan is one of the biggest hits of the Nordstrom Sale. It sold out really fast in a lot all of the colors they had. I really wanted to get it in the Camel but they only had the burgundy in stock. I love how it feels and the way it sits. And of course I love that it has pockets! I am wearing a size small.
I ordered this cardigan before I was able to get the one above. I am not a fan. The fabric is really itchy. I decided to return it. I am wearing a size small.
This poncho was one of my original picks but I wasn’t planning on buying it. Then I saw it in the store and it was the only one left. Once I tried it on, I was sold. This is a one size item.
I really wanted to like this top and I was originally going to keep it. But the top a few pictures down stole my heart instead. This top is a little too see through for my liking. So it is going back. It is a size small.
This top is another sale favorite, and it only available in a few colors now. I love how it feels and how long it is. I am wearing a size small. And this bag. Can we talk about how it’s only $32 on sale! This color is sold out but they have it in the blue.
This top is the one I was telling you about. I thought it was going to be really similar to the Lush one that was the big hit of last year’s sale. That one was a lot more see through and light weight. This one is perfect for Fall and the perfect weight. I am ordering it in two more colors!
This coat is amazing! I bought a purple Guess coat right before college to get me through the harsh Winters and it lasted until last year. I love the color of this one and it is VERY warm. I am wearing a size small, which runs a little large. I like my coats to be a little bigger so I can layer a lot underneath them.
I saved these boots for last because they deserved their own dedicated picture. I feel like these are the most comfortable and underrated boots of the sale. I am a sucker for a good pair of snow boots but have yet to find a pair of duck boots that don’t look my feet look more giant than they already are. So when I put these on and the cream color somehow made my feet look smaller, I was sold! They will be perfect for cooler Fall days.
I originally tried to buy these booties in khaki. I ordered them through the store and my order was canceled the next day. Then I saw them online and tired to order them. The order was canceled the next day. This happened two more times before I gave up. I am bitterly disappointed and am hoping Nordstrom will restock them in my size eventually since they are a Nordstrom Exclusive. When I saw these online, I decided they would be a good compromise. These booties are darling. They have just the right height heel and are incredibly comfortable. I am going to pair them with this dress for a wedding in October.
Hopefully you enjoyed this post! I have been trying to make sure I post enough, but not too much, about the sale. I am going to be posting about my under $50 picks next week. If you want me to post about anything specific about the sale, leave me a comment!
I am not one to go to a store to shop anymore. I love that I can buy 90% of the things I want online from my couch in my PJs at 10 pm and have them shipped to my door. However, with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Paris and I decided it would be a good idea to go a try a few things on. We are friends with a girl who works in the children’s department and we were able to make an appointment with her to go through the entire store with us to find exactly what we were looking for. The majority of the items you will see in this post are included in the #Nsale but some are not. I will make sure those are clearly marked!
Dress (Not included in #Nsale)
First up was dresses. There are several family weddings this Fall/Winter so I was on the hunt for a few perfect dresses. I fell in love with this dress last year when it was on sale but couldn’t get up the nerve to buy it. I am wearing a size 4 and there is even a little room left. I have also tried on the Purple and Rose Gold versions of this dress, but the Gold is my favorite so far!
Dress (not included in #Nsale)
I knew that Paris would love this dress the minute I saw it. As soon as she put it on, she was sold. I think it is very her! She is also wearing a size 4.
Dress (not included in #Nsale)
This dress…I can honestly say this was by far my favorite. Such a stunner and in my favorite color too! This is a size 4 and very tight!
Dress (not included in #Nsale)
I am wearing a size 4 and it’s a little big. This dress was beautiful but not the right color for me.
Dress (not included in #Nsale)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress! It has just the right amount of shimmer, a little sequins on the top and one of my favorite features of any dress–pockets! I am also wearing a size 4 in this dress and it is TTS.
It seems like everything thing is selling out this #Nsale. I fell in love with these booties and knew they would be perfectly paired with the last dress so my friend ordered them through Nordstrom. I was so excited! I got an email on Sunday morning however saying that due to low stock, they would not be able to fill my order. I will confess I am rather heart broken. If you can find these in the khaki size 10 in a store near you, I will pay you for them!
This watch was one of my original picks when the sale started so I was excited to see it in person. I love how big the face is and the strap/face are a lot more brown than grey in real life!
My friend told me that everyone she showed this dress to bought it. I can totally believe that because I want it in my size! The sweater comes off and you end up with a light pink top that is attached to the tulle bottom. So this dress can go from Fall all the way into Spring. It comes in sizes 2-16.
These little girl’s shoes are not included in the sale but aren’t they just to die for!? You all know how I feel about anything glitter related…especially on a shoe! Apparently these run about a half-size small.
These little girl’s booties are included in the sale and they come in 3 colors!
None of these are included in the sale but I am currently obsessing over the druzy Kendra Scott jewelry. I kind of want all of it!
These are the earrings that match the above bracelets. Again, I want it all!
This stunner was a favorite of Paris’s. It seems a lot smaller in person and is definitely not as intense as you would think.
Another favorite of Paris’s that looks amazing with everything!
These are all of the Kendra Scott bracelets that are on sale. I will be honest, I did not love them when I saw them on the website and probably wouldn’t have ever bought them. But I do love how they look in person!
More of the same bracelet, but in the other colors,
The matching Kendra Scott earrings. I wasn’t a fan of them online and I was not a fan of them in person either…
This sweater was another one of my original picks. Paris fell in love with it. She is wearing a Petite size 6 (she sized up for extra length)
I can’t say enough about these jeans. I have never been a fan of boyfriend jeans, I think they make my thighs look huge and I can never find the right combination of the waist fitting and the rest of them being too loose. But these are amazing. Everything fits perfectly in all of the right places. I am wearing a size 30 in this picture but I actually wear a 29 (they didn’t have my size in the store). This sweater is incredible and is so soft. It comes in a bunch of colors. I am wearing a size small.
I had to wear something under this cardigan! I liked the color of this one but the shape was terrible. It didn’t sit very well on me and I feel like it would end up looking terrible after being washed once. I am wearing and XS.
This sweater has been really popular with this sale. It is only available in the black, burgundy and army green now. I do love how it fits and the pockets are great. A much better pick than the one above.
I tried on a few other things but forgot to get pictures of them! We ended up shopping for almost 6 hours, with a lunch break early on. I haven’t shopped in a store for that long in a VERY long time. I don’t plan on doing it again anytime soon either! Be on the look out for a post with all of the items I purchased with reviews on each one, including why I returned some of them!
1.‘Retro’ Coated Hooded Parka//2.Trim Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt//3.‘Matrix 2’ Water-Resistant Jacket//4.Trim Fit Non-Iron Gingham Dress Shirt//5.‘Authentic Original’ Boat Shoe//6.‘Holton’ Venetian Loafer//7.‘Nohea’ Mesh Slip-On//8.Classic Wide Belt//9.‘Carouse’ Bifold Leather Wallet//10.
Leather Strap Watch, 42mm
You cannot forget about the man in your life when it comes to the #Nsale! We have already gotten a few of these for The Husband and he loves them. With walking around downtown and taking the metro around, shoes are very important. The Husband loves Ecco’s and they always have something included during the Anniversary Sale. He also got these mesh shoes but only after I kept telling him he would wear them all of the time. He didn’t believe me at first but now he wears them pretty much every weekend. A no-iron shirt is a must in my book. A dress shirt you can just pull out of the dryer and put on a hanger are the best!