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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Shoes | Accessories & More

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

1. Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajama

2. Zella High Waist V-Back Ankle Leggings

3. J.CREW End on End Sleep Shirt

4. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

5. Spanx Power Short Mid Thigh Shaper

6. Spanx Arm Tights Crop Top

You guys, these pajamas (#1)  are THE BEST. It’s easy to see why they’re a Nordstrom anniversary sale best seller. They’re so incredibly soft and the material is stretchy and just super comfortable. I did a try on session with everything I bought from the Nordstrom anniversary sale. In case you missed it, you can watch it in my instagram story highlights under the style category. I spoke about the style and fit of these pajamas along with several other favorites.

If you’ve not yet tried Zella leggings, you have to take advantage of the sale and pick up a couple pairs! I listed my 2 current favorites, picks 2 & 4. Zella is one of my favorite brands for cute workout clothing. Their pieces are so well made, comfortable, and perform really well. The red zella leggings are to die for. The mesh insert design is so cute, they have a 4-way stretch, and I’m absolutely loving the high waist. If your leggings begin to sag as you’re working out, especially during running, try a high-waisted legging, and of course make sure you’re wearing your correct size. I found that ever since I started wearing high-wasited leggings, I don’t have that sagging problem with them when I run. By the way, I wear a size 8 jean and I got the red zella leggings (pick #2) in a size medium and they fit perfectly.

If you’re looking for shapewear, and even if you’re not, get picks 5 & 6— they’re total game changers! I’ve had the power short midi thigh shaper for over a year now, I wear it under all my dresses. It perfectly smoothes everything out so you get long, clean, smooth lines; it really makes all the difference! I recommend this piece to everyone and it’s on sale right now for under $25. It’s probably my favorite piece of shape ware I’ve ever owned.

The spanx arm tights are also amazing but in a totally different way. I have chubby arms so when I first heard about the arm tights, I was all over it. They really help smooth everything out and they’re perfect for wearing under sleeveless tops and dresses without adding any bulk. Like I said, these are a game changer.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks in Accessories & More

1. Balenciaga 57mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

2. Mali & Lili Mali + Lili Quilted Vegan Leather Convertible Belt Bag

3. Chelsea28 Leigh Faux Leather Tote & Zip Pouch

4. Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch Boot

5. HUNTER ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot

6. COCONUTS BY MATISSE Walk On Bootie

7. Nadri Edwardian Ear Crawlers

I really wish there were more vegan leather shoe options included in the Nordstrom anniversary sale. However, the few that I did find, I absolutely love. Pick #4 is perfect for summer and fall outfits, especially since western style pieces are going to be a big fall trend. Pick #6 is just perfect for fall and winter outfits. They’re such a classic over the knee boot. I actually purchased a very similar pair during last year’s anniversary sale and I wore them with everything, as I plan to do this year. You can see how I styled those similar boots here and here.

I also purchased pick #7 and I love them even more in person. I showed these crawler earrings in my instagram stories, you can see them in my highlights under the style category. I love the effect of wearing multiple earrings without having all those extra piercings so these crawler earrings are perfect. I also love that this pair is plated in 14k gold.

The Nordstrom anniversary sale is the perfect time to buy a pair of Hunter rain boots (pick #5). These boots are my favorite of all the rain boots I’ve tried thus far. I have 3 pairs of them and I LOVE them. They are so useful during the rainy season, and a must have if you live in a rainy climate. They are super well made, VERY durable, and stylish! They’re a little on the pricier side but I alway recommend them when I’m asked about rain boots because I really think they’re worth every penny. I’ve worn them in flooded areas here in Las Vegas during the rainy season, I’ve walked the rainy streets of Seattle with them, and even worn them in the snow during Utah winters. They’re held up marvelously and still look good as new, love them!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Dresses

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Dresses

1. Self Portrait Asymmetrical Lace Medallion Minidress

2. SELF-PORTRAIT Tiered Scalloped Lace Dress

3. La Vie Rebecca Taylor Veronique Ruffle Sleeve Dress

4. Sam Edelman Velvet Burnout Dress

5.  1901 Knit Midi Dress

6. James Perse Jersey Blouson Dress

7. Leith Long Languid Dress

8. James Perse Racerback Blouson Dress

I’m loving the selection of dresses in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Those that have been following this blog for a while know that I love a good James Perse dress. That’s why I included two of his dresses in my top picks. I wore James Perse dresses all throughout my pregnancy and well before that too. I just love how comfortable and easy to style they are. They’re also very versatile, well made, and the fabrics are always top notch. I’ve been buying them for years so I have a nice little collection and when I got pregnant, I had no need for maternity dresses because all the James Perse pieces fit right over my belly. I have dress number 8 and it’s a good one. The top part is blousy and the bottom is more fitted. You can wear it really casual with sandals and a crossbody or dress it up with wedge espadrilles and cute jacket.

Dress number 5 reminds me a lot of the James Perse dresses but it’s only a fraction of the price.  I love these more plain dresses because they’re so versatile. I was surprised to see dresses 1 and 2 on sale because I feel like this brand rarely goes on sale. So if you’ve had your eye on either of these stunning Self-Portrait dresses, buy them now! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale ends August 5th and prices will go up August 6th!

 

 

Easy Ripped Denim Look

Bodysuit: Yummie | Jeans: AGOLDE | Shoes: Steve Madden (old. Similar here and here) | Bag: I.N.C. (old. Similar here)

We shot this look a few weeks ago during the beginning of summer. It was blistering hot so I opted for an easy, casual outfit that still looked put together. I ended up with this white long sleeve bodysuit, my new favorite pair of ripped denim jeans, and I finished the look off with nude pointed toe pumps and a nude purse. You know those super hot summer days where you don’t really want to wear much or even accessorize because you’re just going to end up covered in sweat? Yeah, this was one of those days.

I really love this body suit though because it has a shaping effect and it’s really lightweight. It’s just barely, slightly sheer but I wore a nude bra underneath and wasn’t worried about it. It’s so stretchy and comfy and I know I’ll also get a lot of use out of it during fall and winter. Long sleeves are typically not a good idea here in Las Vegas but the material on this bodysuit is so lightweight and breathable that the sleeve actually serve as protection from the sun without making you feel like you’re burning up. I love this piece!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Coats

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks in Coats:

1. Woven Heart Faux Fur Teddy Coat

2. Sam Edelman Oversize Faux Shearling Moto Jacket

3. Caslon Utility Jacket

4. BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood

5. Ralph Lauren Faux Shearling Moto Jacket

6. Kensie Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat

7. Sam Edelman Velvet Front Vest with Faux Fur Collar

8. Halogen Bouclé Coat

One of my new coats arrived today and I’m so excited! I’m dying to open it but I want to see it in daylight and it’s like 12am right now (also I’m falling asleep) so I’m going to wait until morning to open it. I ordered 3 coats from my top picks. I got coats numbers 4, 6 and 7. I think coat #4 was also part of the sale last year and if I recall correctly, this was a best seller. I love the rose gold hardware on it. I tried to order it last year during the sale but it was sold out. The coat that arrived today is the faux fur leopard print coat. I’m so excited to wear this piece for fall. I feel like leopard print goes with just about everything; it’s like a neutral. And it looks so cozy! I’ll do a story on it on my Instagram tomorrow and show you guys the fit. I have a feeling this coat might sell out soon. The velvet front vest with faux fur collar coat is supposed to arrive tomorrow so maybe I’ll wait until it arrives to try both on and tell you guys about sizing and fit. So excited to this vest, I already know I’m going to get a lot of use out of it during fall and winter. I’m kind of obsessed with every single coat in my top picks. That lavender coat (#8) looks dreamy and this is going to be a big color trend for fall. I love a good camo jacket and #3 is a pretty good basic, I have a very similar one that I wear all the time. Really, you can’t go wrong with any of these.

 

 

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Bottoms

Top Picks in Bottoms:

1.  Rag & Bone High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

2. Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

3. BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny Jeans

4. Free People High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

5. Leith Tie Front Pant

6. Joie Malbi Slim Stretch Cotton Blend Cargo Pants

7. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

8. Trouve Patent Pencil Skirt

There are SO MANY good options in jeans and pants in this year’s Nordstrom anniversary sale. I’m so glad to see the Spanx faux leather leggings back this year and a part of the sale. I got them last year and they were probably my best piece from the sale. They are so comfy to run around in all day and they hold up really well. I love the high waist and since they’re made by Spanx, they have that magical fabric that just smoothes everything out and makes your belly look flat. The faux leather effect is really cool and pairs well with just about any top. It’s such a great piece! I did a couple stories on this pair of leggings over on my Instagram.

I also bought #1, #2, and #3. So many good denim options and many of them are $50 or less! It was hard to pick just 1 pair. This is the time of year I stock up on jeans anyway because this sale is just too good. I love buying the higher priced denim during this event but the sale price is too good to pass up. I’m also thinking about buying pair #5 and the patent skirt, #8. How fun is the faux patent leather material of that skirt?! I have a feeling the waist-tie pants (#5) will sell out fast. Guess I better take my own advice and buy it before its gone! If I’m super excited about jeans #1, I think they’re going to look really well with every single top I ordered from my top picks in sweaters and tops, especially top #2. If you missed it, you can read that post here. Stay tuned for the rest of my top picks tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Tops & Sweaters

Tops & Sweaters

1. Hinge Ruched Bell Sleeve Cardigan

2. 1901 Ruffle Sleeve Top

3. Billabong Birds on High Neck Tie Blouse

4. Chelsea 28 Ruffle Rib Knit Sweater

5. BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater

6. Socialite Button Front Top

7.  Vince Pima Turtleneck

8. Halogen Stretch Woven Shirt

9. Treasure & Bond Print Western Shirt

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2018 has begun! This is my favorite sale of the year! Not sure what the anniversary sale is? Read about it here from my post about it during last years sale. Nordstrom’s anniversary sale started 2 days ago and will go on until August 5th. Early access for cardmembers started 2 days ago and will last until July 19th. The sale opens to the public on July 20th. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, I highly recommend you get one. There are many perks, including rewards points and being able to shop the sale early. Even with early access, I’ve already missed out on some of my top picks and I began shopping the day after it started, which leads me to my next point. Items sell out FAST! If you see something you like, or are on the fence about, BUY IT! If you change your mind later on, you can always return it. One of the main reasons I LOVE shopping with Nordstrom is their return policy. There is no set number of days for returns, so if you buy something then change your mind and want to return it, it doesn’t matter if you place your return within 2 days or 200 days; simply return it, whenever! I absolutely LOVE this policy because I change my mind so often about my purchases and oftentimes forget to return items in time, I hate when that happens, don’t you? So if I see the same item at Norstrom’s and another store, I ALWAYS buy it from Nordstrom (even if it’s a bit cheaper on the other site) because of the return policy and the rewards.

Moving on. You can see my top picks in sweaters and tops above. I ordered top #5 in two colors, the red and also in green. The red color is so pretty and I love the shade of green against darker hair so I got both. I also wanted the ivory color but it sold out. I’m keeping an eye out for a restock. I also got top #2 in white. It’s so pretty and it’s such great basic with a cute little ruffle detail. This would look good with any bottoms or paired with overalls. It comes in like 6 different colors. I’m thinking of ordering different colors but I want to see the fit first. I’m planning to do a try on session with everything I bought so you guys can see fit and sizing. So I’ll show you guys over on my Instagram stories how the fit is once everything arrives. I also ordered top #6, it looks so comfy and is such a great basic. I’m also planning on ordering top #8, another awesome basic and it has great reviews.

I had to break up my Nordstrom anniversary sale picks into various different posts because they were so long! I’ll be posting the rest later on today and tomorrow. But remember this because I can’t stress it enough, if you see something you like, BUY IT, don’t wait! Ok I gotta go grab my baby from her nap. I’ll be back soon!

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Twist Front Midi Dress

Dress: Zara (sold out, similar here, here, and here) | Shoes: Callisto | Bag: Amazon | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: vintage (similar here) Lipstick: Kat Von D (a go-go) | Lip liner: Kat Von D (a go-go)

Summer has officially arrived but I didn’t need a calendar to tell me that. No, here in Las Vegas, the temperature was already crossing the 100-degree mark well before June 21st. While I’m loving the longer daylight hours, I’m not really a fan of this 110-degree weather; but I am loving all of the cute summer dresses I found at Fashion Show Mall last week. This dress is from Zara but it’s already sold out! I can see why, it is SO comfortable. I’m keeping a lookout to see if gets restocked because now that I’ve worn it I want to buy another. Plus it was only $29! I’ll let you guys know if it comes back in stock. I’ve linked other similar dresses with the cute twist front detail.

Is there anything more summery than a bright orange lip? I’m loving this color from Kat Von D, it really pops and goes so well with just about everything. I’m wearing the color “a go-go” in both the liquid lipstick and the lip liner. Did you know Kat Von D is vegan? Yep, she is, and so is her makeup line. The entire line is vegan and cruelty-free! Ok lastly, I also have to mention how awesome these wedges are. They are super comfortable and they go with everything! The come in tan and black and they’re made of vegan leather. They do run large so I advise sizing down by a whole size.

Oh and I almost forgot about one of my favorite items! I can’t end this post without mentioning one of my favorite pieces of shapeware. These Spanx mid-thigh shaper shorts are one of the best pieces of shape wear I’ve ever worn, and trust me, I’ve tried a lot. They’re so comfortable to wear, even in 110 degree weather. They’re breathable, lightweight, they stay in place and perfectly smooth everything out but don’t make you feeling like they’re squeezing the life out of you (lol), and they don’t have that annoying plastic trim on the inside thigh seam like other shapers do. I highly recommend them! They come in black and nude.

Oversized Ruffle Sleeve Top

Top: Rebecca Minkoff | Jeans: KUT from the Kloth | Shoes: Lulus (similar here) | Bag: Style & Co. (similar here)

Ok I’m obsessed with this top. I’ve worn it like 3 times this past week alone. These sleeve are just so pretty and feminine. I love the eyelet detail and also the fact that its a double ruffle sleeve, yes! The material is light and airy— perfect for spring and summer. I also love the peplum-style waist, it’s so flattering. I do have to say though, the small snap button on the front is not my favorite, as it can easily come undone if I reach my arms back. I fixed that easily with some fashion tape though. Even so, this is still one of my favorite tops. It also comes in black!

Midi Skirt and Crop Top Look | Makeup Giveaway Winner Announced

Top: Forever 21 | Jacket: H&M (from last year, similar here and here) | Skirt: James Perse | Shoes: Target (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Forever 21

I totally cheated at wearing this crop top, lol. This is how to wear a crop tops without baring your midsection. I love a crop top paired with a midi skirt. The trick to not baring your midsection is choosing a high-waisted skirt or even high waisted jeans. This knit top is so soft, lightweight, and the fabric has a nice swing to it. It feels luxe but it was under $10 from Forever21! I’m also loving this woven straw purse. It’s so cute and perfect for spring/summer outfits. I swear it goes with everything and its faux leather so it’s cruelty free! I’ve been wearing it non stop. It looks small but it can hold quite a bit.

Thank you all who entered my makeup giveaway! I wish you all could win! I will be doing more giveaways so stay tuned for that. Feel free to leave me a comment on any of my Instagram posts and let me know what beauty or fashion items you’d like to see in a giveaway, I love hearing your ideas! Ok so for this latest giveaway the winner is @angelicato95. I’ll be contacting you shortly via Instagram so check your DMs!

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Cat-Eye Heart Shaped Sunglasses Trend | The Blog is Back


Sunglasses: Fashion Nova (sold out but identical pair here, here, and here) | Lipstick: Kat Von D (in outlaw) | Lipstick Liner: Kat Von D (in outlaw) | Shirt: James Perse | Jeans: Gap (similar here, here, and here) | Cardigan: old (similar here) | Shoes: Fashion Nova ( similar here and here) | Purse: INC (similar) | Purse hankerchief: Anthropologie (similar)

Ok, first things first, how cute are these cat-eye heart shaped sunglasses??? I’m obsessed with them and I want to wear them with everything! This cat-eye heart shaped sunglasses trend started mid-late 2017 and seems to be trending even more now. I’m not surprised. The cat-eye shape just screams SUMMERTIME and this silhouette creates a slimming effect for the face. Plus the heart shaped frames are just so cute and fun! I love heart shapes on clothing and heart shaped accessories (ie: my heart baseball hat, my newest t-shirt ), so I’m loving this trend and kind of hoping it never ends.

The ones I’m wearing are dupes of the Saint Laurent version which retail for $420! Even with the higher price point, the Saint Laurent Lou Lou sunglasses are still selling out. I’ve linked the dupe sunglasses here and they come in a 2 pack, one red and one white; the white ones really do go with everything. To purchase these sunglasses on Amazon, click here.

Next order of business. The blog is back! Duh. Obvi. If you follow me on Instagram and see my stories, you already know about this. If you’re new here, hello *waves*, and welcome! To recap, I decided to bring back my blog because I really missed sharing all my favorite things with you guys! I get a lot of DM’s about the things I use, especially for Athena, and I saw that having the blog was really the best way to connect with you guys to answer your questions and share all about the fashion, beauty, baby, and lifestyle items I love. I missed my blog. When I decided to close it, it was overwhelming me at the time but I’ve learned how to better manage the overwhelming aspects and how to blog in a manner that keeps me sane, happy, and producing great content for you guys. There is SO much to come!!! If you haven’t already, go see my most recent Instagram post and enter my #makeupgiveaway! If you already did, awesome, I hope you win! I’m having so much fun reading your comments and chatting with you guys. I think I’m going to be doing many more giveaways often because this is just too much fun! To see and enter my makeup giveaway on Instagram, click here.