Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Favorites

Hello darlings, behold! It's the best time of the year, besides Thanksgiving and Christmas magic. That's right, you've seen the ads. It's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

This month, has been a "treat yo self" month. Which is very exciting because, as a saver, they don't come around too often. When it comes to sales, strategy is my main focus. So here are a few secrets or a thrifty shop-o-holic:

1) Start Early and Add-to-Cart - Not what you were expecting? This is how you thin out the "Do I need that?" items. Add everything to "like" to your bag. Before you know it, you'll have sticker shock by the end price total.
2) Weed out the "Semi-Likes" - Only keep the items you know you're going to wear. Think "will I wear this?" and "How often will I wear this?". If you don't love it or you won't wear it, remove it.
3) Consider making the big expensive purchase - The leather jacket was a not a tough sell for me. This is because of how expensive they normally are. This jacket is not only something that will be a staple in my wardrobe but it will also prevent me from needing a new jacket for a very long time. It's high quality and a good buy, thus, a keeper.
4) Think about the Holidays - The Anniversary Sale is considered the "Christmas in July" for Seattle. There's a reason for that! Many of the items are purchased now for future gifts. Holidays, yes, but also birthdays and thank you gifts as well. This year I bought 2 packs of Voluspa mini candles. They rarely go on sale at other stores. Hoping on these easy gifts was also a "keep" in my cart. Dibs on the Prosecco Bellini though!
5) Don't break the bank - Know your budget and stick too it. It's a sale and there will be more sales as time goes by. If you absolutely love it and have to have it but can't afford it, it's okay to let it go. Many items went on sale and sold out after Early Access but there were a lot of similar items to look up. Search "Anniversary" and what ever you're looking for. It's possible they have something similar but in your price range.

Best of luck! Let me know what your favorites are!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

All Black & Oxblood

For the dark and stormy grey days in the middle of summer. It's just not fair but we can't let bad weather get in the way of making an all back statement. Mixed with a deep red, of course. This lipstick has become an obsession of mine.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Meeting Vibes

Nothing better than a Saturday morning meeting with a non-profit. The whole morning was spent cleaning and organizing before my leadership retreat. This year my goal was to put myself to the test and go to a different part of the non-profit org.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

That Little Pink Romper

Shortly after my birthday is one of my best friend's birthdays. Recently my social life has revolved around birthdays and, personally, my wardrobe and self couldn't be happier about it. The people that are important to me are somehow almost all Cancers. Maybe that is Gemini tendencies. We get along well with Aries, Aquarius and Cancers. My childhood friend is a cancer and she's coming up for her birthday weekend to celebrate toward the end of the month.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Black and White 4th of July

A little late on posting but this is the outfit of the day for the 4th of July. This was taken right before brunch at Glo's. If you're from Seattle, you know Glo's. If you're new to the neighbor or visiting, it's a very small spot up on Capitol Hill.