Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Purchases

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Happy weekend, friends! I wanted to take a moment to share more of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases with you. Not everything in this post is from the #nsale but my goal was to show you how you can wear some of your fall-ready pieces now. So I styled them with some summer favorites and basics. 

I want to note that I really only bought things that are classic or fill a void in my wardrobe. I didn't buy any boots because I don't need them (thanks, California) but please feel free to reach out if YOU personally are looking for anything specific and I'm happy to help.

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BP. Varsity stripe sweater (size xs) - this I LOVE. This is the 'brown cattail kenzie stripe' and the stripe is a bit more blue in person but I love the twist on a classic piece. It's super soft, really flattering and works well both tucked and untucked. I'm wearing a size small. I also love this Brixton straw fedora that the sales lady at Nordstrom so kindly helped me pick out. It's a great style for every season!

grey duster cardigan
grey duster cardigan
grey duster cardigan white slip dress

Treasure & Bond knit duster (one size fit) - if you don't have a grey duster cardigan in your collection, are you even living?? 😂But seriously, in all honesty, this style is a must. I somehow always feel a bit chicer when I throw one on. They're perfect over anything but I always adore a pairing with white. This one has a slouchy fit but isn't overly roomy to the point where it's unflattering. It has some wool in it, so it has a slight "scratch" but I wouldn't say it's itchy!

The first look is with this $11.90 #nsale BP. raw edge tee (size xs) and the second is with this amazing Everlane slip dress which is NOT a sale item. 

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thermal top and skirt outfit

Socialite thermal henley top (size small) - This one will be gone quickly but hopefully will come back in stock. This is the oatmeal but it comes in several other colors. It's super soft and I love the fit. I sized up for something slightly more relaxed through the midsection but if you wanted it to be fitted, I'd get your normal size or size down. It's lightweight and perfect for tucking and will be easy to layer through fall and winter. 

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Leith wrap sweater (size small) - This is easily one of my favorite sale purchases. I'm a big big fan of wrap/faux wrap styles and I adore how so soft and effortless this sweater is. The slouchy fit is flattering and I love that it's lightweight enough to wear now. I already wore this to work and then again with cutoff shorts—so versatile! This also comes in several colors and this is the 'tan etherea heather.' I have my eye on the white, too! 

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Free People pullover (size xs) - If you buy one thing from this sale, let this be it. Seriously. This is last year's version (the sale version is a v-neck) and it's the most comfortable thing I own. It has an oversized yet flattering fit. If you're in between sizes, I would size down. I bought it in red, another one in ivory and will probably go back for the black!

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Halogen cashmere wrap - This is a bit of a splurge but is one of my favorite classic, chic and timeless pieces that makes me feel like I'll wear and use it for years. It's 100% cashmere and also comes in a two-tone gray. It's basically like a big blanket scarf but you can wear it as a wrap, half cardigan or scarf—or even just use it as a blanket! It's beyond soft and worth every penny.

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I only snagged two pairs of shoes this season and they are both versatile, effortless and go with everything.

Vince Darlington flat (size 8.5) - I am a huge fan of Vince flats. I have a couple pairs that I've also purchased on sale and the quality, fit and wearability is amazing. These come in several colors but I can never resist a nude. I am in between an 8 and 8.5 and sized UP!

Madewell Devon mule (size 8.5) - I love the heel height on these (just 2") and the comfort level is insane. Again, I'm in between sizes and the half size up (8.5) fits great. 

Thank you for shopping with me! You can find a fitting room try-on post HERE, my favorites by category (including home & beauty!)  HERE and my guide with how I shop the sale HERE.

xx Tyler

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Guide

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog

It's officially that time of year! Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this Thursday, July 12th and while I'm sure many of you have seen, heard and shopped the sale in the past, I wanted to take a moment to share a few details + how I shop.

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? And why is everyone telling me I need to shop it?

This once-a-year, one-of-a-kind sale is a bit different than other sales you'll find. Typically, brands will mark down end-of-season items. On the contrary, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale releases BRAND NEW items at up to 40% off. So instead of shopping spring and summer discounted pieces, you'll be seeing brand new merchandise for the fall and winter season ahead. Do note, they do also release plenty of transitional items, beauty, home, etc. 

You'll want to take advantage of this sale if you're looking to get a head start on your fall and winter wardrobe, make a few key investment purchases or if you simply love a great deal.

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

  • July 12-19, all cardmembers get to shop Early Access in stores and online. If you're not a Nordstrom cardmember, I promise you it's 100% worth it. I have a Nordstrom retail card which, to me, is the simplest way to go. It's not a credit card, there's no interest, no monthly payments. It's linked directly to your checking account and you earn points for every $1 spent. 
  • July 20-August 5, sale opens to everyone, with or without a Nordstrom card. 

Tips + Strategy for Shopping the Sale

  • My biggest tip is to shop early and to shop online. Items go fast, really fast. So if there's something you have your eye on, grab it!
  • I prefer to purchase everything online and utilize their curbside or in-store pickup option when available. That way, I can buy online without the hassle and they usually have dressing rooms added to the order pickup section, so it's easy to see and quickly try-on items if needed. 
  • Prioritize your shopping needs. I like to start the sale having a clear picture of what I want/need. Browsing the entire sale can get overwhelming very quickly, so I like to make sure I have a focus. Here are a few of the main categories I like to take advantage of: denim, bags, boots/shoes, sweaters, outerwear.

Personally, I like to buy "classic" pieces in all of the above categories or items that fill a void in my wardrobe. For example, black ripped, high-rise jeans and nude loafers were on my list last year. For tops, I always know I like to find pieces for date night or styles that will take me from summer into fall, like lightweight sweaters and cardigans.

  • Browse categories based on what you need/want most. I usually start with anchor pieces I know I want like denim, shoes and bags then move on to tops, sweaters and outerwear, followed by beauty and accessories!
  • Don't be afraid to place multiple orders! I love Nordstrom because of their free shipping which means I never feel like I'm wasting money shipping multiple orders. Things sell out very quickly, so I like to snag items I know I want, then do another round to make sure I didn't miss anything or to grab things that came back in stock.

I hope this is helpful and for reference, feel free to browse a few of last year's sale posts HERE, HERE and HERE. I will be sharing more as the sale begins including what I bought, what I love and favorites still in stock as the sale goes along. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions at all and I always appreciate you shopping with me!

xx Tyler

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Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

I hope you are all having a great week! I wanted to quickly share that the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is happening now through June 3rd. It's a great time to snag any fresh summer pieces, a new pair of jeans, seasonal sandals or a brand-new bag at up to 40% off!

I spent a little bit of time sorting through things and thought I'd share some of my favorites from the sale, in case that's helpful. I know you all know how to navigate a website but sometimes it can be overwhelming. These are just a few things that piqued my interest. 

My go-to, stretchy, high-rise, light wash Levi's skinny jeans are on sale and I suspect they'll go fast. I tried to only share pieces under $100 but I do also have my eye on this little gold See by Chloe bag. My birthday is next week, so I'm thinking it might be my "to me, from me" present. Does anyone else do that? 😂

x, Tyler

Shop the Sale

Shopbop Sale - Last Days to Shop!

Shopbop Event of the Season

In case you're still shopping the Shopbop Event of the Season, I wanted to share some of my favorites that are still in stock! These Levi's high rise jeans that everybody loves are in stock in all sizes and I highly recommend them. My favorite Madewell Transport Tote I wear with everything, non-stop, every day is also included in the sale. I love this bag and it goes with everything. 

I also recommend snagging a new pair of sunglasses on sale if you're in the market! I love these Ray-Ban Icon Round sunglasses or a new pair of denim shorts to take you through summer. 

The sale runs through Saturday, April 14th and you can snag up to 25% off with code EVENT18. You can see more of my sale favorites and details here.

Happy shopping and, as always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

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Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

Get up to 25% off with code EVENT18

Valid 4/11-4/14

It's here! Shopbop sales are always my favorite because it's the perfect time to snag your favorite styles on, well, sale—duh. I always keep a running tab on things I want/need for the season and usually won't pull the trigger until it's on sale. Especially for those higher priced staples like denim, shoes and handbags. If you see a style you love on sale, walk, don't run.

20% off all orders under $500

25% off orders of $500 or more

Includes full-price and sale items!

Valid 4/11-4/14 with code EVENT18

Things I snagged this year? A couple Levi's, a new bag, white tees (why can you never have enough though?) and spring sandals. I highly recommend grabbing sunglasses if you're in the market for a classic, high-quality pair. I love my Ray-Bans

Happy shopping and, as always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

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