Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2018

July 20, 2018  |  Sales 1 comment

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale if now open to the public. Enjoy exclusive deals before the sale ends August 5. Browse this post for my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for 2018 and visit my shop often for all of my picks from the sale.

Top Selling Classics: Even if you missed Early Access to the sale, new items were just introduced today and will continue to be throughout the sale. Along with gorgeous statement pieces, this is your chance to shop high quality staples for less. Top sellers to consider for your closet: the AG Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans, the Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan, the SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, and the BP. Tonya Open Toed Mule. Stock up on these in your favorite colors, perfect for those working on a capsule collection.

Click the images to shop my picks!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2018

Here are some more of my favorites from the sale that you’ll love:


You’ll need shoes for your outfit…


And don’t forget to accessorize!


Pro Tips to Shop the Sale
  1. Shop the sale online and pick up your items in-store the same day (availability varies from store to store).
  2. If you’re going on a spree, Nordstrom Cardmembers should schedule their Triple Points Day when you shop the sale.

Bookmark this post to shop the sale through August 6 and visit my previous post on Early Access picks for more ideas. Additional shopping resources include: my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 shop and my Pinterest board for the Nordstrom Sale Items Under $100.

This is the Perfect Pink Floral Dress for Summer

July 17, 2018  |  Fashion 3 comments

I gravitate toward certain colors when I shop. It used to be gray when I was younger. Can you believe half my closet was gray until I made a conscious effort to inject more color into my wardrobe? Now I’m all about vivid colors and prints. Aside from my first love of yellow, I can never go wrong with blush pink — in this case a pink floral dress. So feminine and romantic, this style easily takes you from daytime to date time.

Loft Bouquet Tie Waist Flutter Dress

Dress: LOFT / Bag: H&M (similar) / Sandals: c/o Soft Surroundings / Earrings: Baublebar

Loft Floral Dress

I took my pink floral dress out for a stroll around one of my favorite summer spots in the city — Kaldi’s Coffee outside Citygarden St. Louis. It’s a great place to grab a latte, get some work done, and enjoy the patio amongst the sunshine and people watching.

Kaldi's City Garden St. Louis

Patio at Kaldi's City Garden St. Louis

Pink Floral Dress for Summer on Bangles & Bungalows

Blush Pink Floral Dress

Pretty pink floral bouquets, a ribbon tie-waist, and cap flutter sleeves add extra feminine touches to this look. Accessorize with touches of pink and gold for a monochrome look.

Top Picks for a Summery Pink Floral Dress

Here are some of my favorite options for a pink floral dress to style this summer starting at only $25. They’re so flattering that you can never have too many in your wardrobe. If florals aren’t your jam, try these gorgeous polka dot dresses instead.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Early Access

July 12, 2018  |  Fashion 8 comments

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is finally here! This annual sale is my second favorite event in July (after fireworks and bbqs of course!). Early Access is now available to Nordstrom cardholders. Enjoy amazing discounts on the upcoming season before they’re available elsewhere! Keep these dates in mind so you know when new items go on sale:

Early Access Begins: July 12
Public Access Begins: July 20
Last Day of the Sale: August 5

During early access (for Nordstrom cardmembers only), many favorites sell out. But when public access begins, new items are introduced. That way there’s an opportunity for everyone to find something they love. Just make sure you shop the items you want as soon as possible before they sell out. Shopper Perk: If you order online, you have the option to pick up in-store, even on the same day!

During last year’s sale, some of the best sellers included everyday basics like jackets, boots, and kicks. So be sure to stock up again this year. Save this post as your Official Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Shopping Guide and come back again for my Public Access picks on July 20. You can also shop all my picks anytime from my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 here.

No time to review all the inventory? Not to worry! I’ve browsed the entire Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 catalog so you don’t have to. Here are my favorite picks from shoes, to cute tops, beauty and more.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Shoe Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Early Access Shoes

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This is the one day where you don’t need to feel guilty about your shoe fetish since there are so many great deals! Why not step outside your comfort zone this year and try something new? Here are some more great shoes to choose from:



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Under $100

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Early Access Under $100

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All these colorful prints and fun textures are getting me excited for fall fashion. After shopping this sale you’ll have everything you need for next season at a great discount That’s what I call good cents! Here are some more amazing choices from the sale:

Clothing Under $100

Beauty & Accessories Under $100

Other Favorites


Don’t forget to save this post as your Official Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Shopping Guide and return on July 20 for my Public Access picks.




Get Bold and Beachy with These Vibrant Tropical Pants

July 9, 2018  |  Fashion 6 comments

These tropical pants are giving me major vacation vibes. When it’s too hot to handle outside, you’ll want to swap your jeans with these laid back trousers. They’re super flattering with a chic tie waist front and comfortable wide leg fit. The bold leafy print is sure to draw all the right attention. Pair these Soft Surroundings Everglade Pants with a solid white blouse, crop top, or graphic tee. Punchy gold accessories will complete the look.

Soft Surroundings Everglade Pants

Shop this Look


Tropical print pants

Historical St. Charles on Bangles & Bungalows

Top, Pants, Sandals, Earrings (similar): c/o Soft Surroundings / Crossbody Bag: Banana Republic (similar)

Soft Surroundings Tropical pants

Love the Soft Surroundings Everglade Pants? Make a splash in these other popular tropical pants starting at only $15.

Get the Look with These Tropical Pants 


And if you’re looking for tropical tops inspiration, check out this outfit inspiration idea similarly styled by me here.

How to Easily Layer a Jumpsuit That’s Revealing

July 5, 2018  |  Fashion 5 comments

Dilemma: you’ve found a fabulous jumpsuit that you love, but it’s too revealing. The back is cut low or the straps are thin or maybe there’s a plunging neckline. But you still want to make it work in a more modest way. That’s when it’s prime time to layer a jumpsuit. This option will work whether you want to keep your look casual or dress things up. TIP: Choosing the right blouse with a complementary fit is key.

How to Easily Layer a Jumpsuit That's Revealing

Jumpsuit: Target / Blouse: Ann Taylor / Sunglasses: Free People / Necklace: Target / Crossbody: Banana Republic (similar) / Sandals: Anthropologie (similar)

Target A New Day Floral Jumpsuit

Here I’ve styled a sunny Target jumpsuit, now on CLEARANCE for $14, with a simple white top. I wanted a blouse with fluttery sleeves so that the top mimicked the volume in the pants. This one (now on sale for only $25) has extra pretty details with an eyelet border on the sleeves.

How to Layer a Jumpsuit with the Right Blouse

Yellow Jumpsuit from Target Under $20

How to Layer a Jumpsuit that’s Dressy

If your jumpsuit is on the dressy side, try choosing a sheer or sparkly top underneath, but make sure things don’t get too busy. A top with embellished, bell, or billowing sleeves can also keep your look classy. Another option would be to go for a colorful or embellished sari blouse — these are usually cropped and will add an interesting element to your outfit.

Spring Jumpsuit Styles

Other Tops to Layer a Jumpsuit With

If you’re just getting started with this trend, try a simple white or solid t-shirt. Then play around with crop tops and off the shoulder blouses for summer and turtlenecks or long sleeved lace tops for winter. These are fun ways to layer a jumpsuit that anyone can master.

And the absolute easiest way to layer a jumpsuit is of course by adding a blazer, which I’ve done here. Throw on a jean jacket, fitted blazer, or cute cardigan to take your look from simple to polished.

Outfit Inspiration: A Gingham 4th

July 3, 2018  |  Fashion 2 comments

4th of July Outfit Inspiration

Outfit Inspiration — A Gingham 4th! 4th of July fashion is all about showing your red, white, and blue pride. Who better than to look to for adorable July 4th outfit ideas than all American girl Reese Witherspoon. I’ve picked some of my favorite pieces from Draper James (there’s a limited collection dedicated to the 4th here) including this gingham summer maxi, now 70% off. You can beat the heat in this cold shoulder style and look adorable in the process. Hope you enjoy the fireworks!


Fun in the Sun with Embroidered Summer Dresses

June 19, 2018  |  Fashion 9 comments

Summer is upon us and with it comes light flowing beachy dresses. I’m all about the gauzy material of embroidered summer dresses like the Marla by Boden (also available in a top). Its lovely pops of pink and red complement each other so well. This dress is a great cover up on the beach or perfect on its own. A cinched waist and blouson sleeves give it that figure flattering form. Styled with punchy red accessories, it’s a fabulous summer look.

Boden Marla Dress

Dress: c/o Boden / Shoes: c/o Boden / Earrings: Anthropologie (similar) / Bag: Kate Spade (similar) / Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Boden Marla Dress at the Ottoman Garden

Summer Style Beach Dress - Boden Marla Dress

Embroidered Summer Dresses

I’m obsessed with feather light cotton embroidered summer dresses. Here are a few of my favorite styles to create your own look!

If you’re looking for more summer dresses, check out my favorite polka dot styles and this other fabulous Boden embroidered eyelet dress, now 30% off!

This is How to Make a Statement in a Casual Kimono Jacket

June 15, 2018  |  Fashion 5 comments

I recently attended an influencer party at Soft Surroundings in St. Louis. We browsed the latest collection and this particular kimono topper was the apple of everyone’s eyes. The casual cut, vibrant florals, and flattering silhouette stood out. I love a casual kimono jacket because it’s probably the easiest item to style — just add a cami, jeans, and sandals and you’re good to go. It’s the easiest 5 minute outfit and the kimono makes a statement all on its own.

Soft Surroundings Riviera Topper

Soft Surroundings Casual Kimono Jacket

Kimono: c/o Soft Surroundings / Camisole: Banana Republic / Jeans: Articles of Society / Sandals: c/o Soft Surroundings (similar) / Bag: Cult Gaia / Earrings: c/o Soft Surroundings (similar)

Linear House at the St. Louis Botanical Garden

Floral Embroidered Kimono Jacket

The Casual Kimono Jacket – Shop these Summer Styles

If I could have a closet full of kimonos for the summer, I’d be perfectly happy with that. Here are some of my favorite styles starting around $30. Colorful, printed, and lightweight — these casual kimono jackets are the perfect summer toppers.


How to Style the Perfect White Pants for Summer

June 13, 2018  |  Fashion 5 comments

Today I’m mixing it up with a little pattern play. Where else can you see koi swimming around in a striped pond? If you know me, you know I love mixed prints and patterned pieces. But usually when I’m going party on top, I like to keep it business on the bottom to balance the look out. I’ve chosen these chic Tencel trousers from Soft Surroundings, which are the perfect white pants for summer.

Here’s a laid back summer outfit idea that will take you from work to the weekend.

Soft Surroundings Koi Pond Shirt

How to Style the Perfect White Pants for Summer

Blouse: c/o Soft Surroundings / Pants: c/o Soft Surroundings / Sandals: c/o Soft Surroundings (similar) / Sunglasses: c/o Express / Crossbody bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Soft Surroundings Koi Pond Shirt

Soft Surroundings Koi Pond Shirt and Islamadora Pants

This top is a fun addition to your classic shirt collection. Flowing pants give the overall look a soft, professional silhouette. In particular, I prefer wearing this top with the Islamorada pants, which have a comfortable and loose fit, unlike white jeans which often bunch up and emphasize everything. They’re the perfect white pants for summer!

If fish aren’t your thing, here are some of my favorite polka dot and striped styles for summer.