Monday, July 23, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What I purchased this year!



Jewelry & Accessories 



Oh hey there! I'm back with what I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Now I have shopped in store and online and have basically seen and gone through all of the products. I will say, in the past I have bought wayyyy more in store. This go around the only department that I seemed to get items in store was from the shoe department. Clothing was bare and didn't have many items, jewelry was very bare as well! Beauty did have a good amount of products to view in person. I even got the sold out online T3 curling iron, which I was very happy about. 

But, I purchased a majority of my haul from Nordstrom's website. Personally, I suggest looking online, ordering, then returning what doesn't work out. I will most likely be returning some things from this list of items. The one awesome thing about Nordstrom is their A. free shipping and B. their return policy. So, no worries if you need to order online and return in-store or via shipping. They make it very easy on you. 

Now that we are done with the boring stuff, let's talk about what I picked up! 

First, let's talk about shoes. Normally I pick up the most shoes from the sale over any other product. This is the time of year I buy any shoes I want for fall/ winter. This includes boots, sneakers, flats, etc. This year I was happy to see a few riding boot options. I ordered the Cole Haan pair online, but I tried on the Born pair in store and loved them! Maybe I'll end up keeping both, we will see. Then I fell in love with these olive Kate Spade booties. They are soooo adorable I can't even. Literally. Next up I picked up another pair of Gazelle adidas sneakers. I purchased these last year and loved them so I wanted to get a fresh pair for this year. I couldn't resist this pair of pink Cortez sneakers! My classic white pair are so cute and go with so many outfits, so I had to give the pink a try. Naturally! For two fun pairs of shoes I got a pair of cheetah booties then a loafer style mule. These two might be going back, but we'll see how I feel once I try them on with some looks. 

Next up is clothing. I always pick up a pair of Paige jeans as they are my favorite and fit me the best out of any denim brand. I picked up a classic pair as well as a pink pair. The pink pair may not fit but we will see! Then I just picked up some simple sweaters. Wearing sweaters in the winter and fall is my uniform, so these will go to great use. 

Accessories I went with include some statement earrings and a fun cheetah handbag. I'm all about the cheetah trend. Cheetah Girls cheetah sisters am I right? No? Okay then. But, for real cheetah print is everything this season. Plus, I can't resist an excuse to wear statement earrings for another season. 

This is the first year I've shopped both beauty and home items. I've been dying to try this T3 curling iron. Every blogger in their damn brother has one so let's see if it lives up to the hype. Review coming to Sew Cute Style soon! Then I got two beauty sets one from Too Cool for School and the other from Beauty Blender. For home items I found a cool dog bed cover for a couch. It's hard to explain but I think it will work great for our NEW PUPPY! Yes we got a puppy, but that is a story for another time okayyyy. Okay. Lastly I got a fun fuzzy blanket and candle for my living room space in my apartment. 

Well, that's all folks! That is everything I picked up from the sale! I still have a few more post ideas up my sleeve so keep an eye out for more Nordstrom content! 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dose of Disney: Oh Mickey You're So Fine

Oh Mickey you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, HEY MICKEY!

Today I'm serving up some classic Mickey style! There is something about a classic Mickey inspired look that is so fun and wholesome. Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse, monsters that is who. Just kidding, but Mickey has been a major part of my life for quite some time. From meeting Mickey as a 4 year old little girl to now rocking a designer handbag with Mickey on it everything seems to come full circle with him. 

For this look I centered it around this fabulous Cath Kidston Mickey and friends skirt. I picked this up from their initial release of the collection because I fell in love with the print. Not only do you have the whole gang on there but also adorable polka dots. Initially the skirt was a little long for my petite self, so I did get it hemmed so it wouldn't be to conservative looking. Gotta show some leg every now and then. 


This skirt is also great because it has an elastic waistband in the back, but it doesn't appear on the front. So, you get a nice clean seam on the front, but all of the comfort of an elastic waist band. It's a win-win really. 

As for my tee I love this tee from Once Upon Apparel. It's one of their classic styles and I have to say it is adorable. I ended up scoring this "oopsie" shirt from an oopsie sale they held a while back. When a small shop hosts an oopsie sale it basically means there might be minor imperfections on the shirt. So, they don't want to sell it at full price. This shirt had very minor screen printing fading, so it still worked perfect for me! Plus I got a discount on it. 

And the shirt speaks for itself, who doesn't love Mickey shaped foods? I know I love a good Mickey pretzel while I'm at the parks.  

For this look I found so many fun photo locations that are perfect for any classic Mickey or Minnie look you may be sporting. In Story Book Circus I couldn't help but feel a classic Mickey and Disney vibe. Plus it's a great spot to sit down with a pretzel or a bucket of popcorn and enjoy a snack. 

The next awesome photo location is at the Main Street train station. Let's talk about this castle view? So amazing! Plus there usually isn't to many people up there. It's a great little spot to people watch, catch some shade, and snap a few photos. 

You can't forget about the front of the station as well! Who doesn't love that awesome Mickey shaped floral arrangement. Can I get that made in my yard or....? 

Then of course you have to have the castle shots! I also love this little wishing fountain on the side of the castle. It's usually a pretty well hidden photo opp as well! Hardly ever a crowd or long wait to snap a picture. 

Of course the Hub Grass is also always good for a few cute photos. There are a ton of beautiful fountains, castle views, and little statues to snap a photo with. 

Now we can't forget about my classic Minnie Ears! These beauties are just your traditional Minnie ears you can find at practically any gift shop. I am planning a fun DIY project with them, inspired by Wicked Ears, to spice them up a bit. 

My other accessories are pretty simple. We've got your basic pearl earrings, KJP pearl necklace, and my go-to park bracelets. I also wore my trusty white basic Keds as they are super comfortable to walk around in, and match any outfit!

Where it's from: 
Tee: Once Upon Apparel
Skirt: Cath Kidston 
Ears: Disney Parks 
Bracelets: Pandora, Alex and Ani 
Necklace: KJP 

What is your favorite Mickey memory? Let me know in the comments below! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preppy Picks!

You all know I'm all about the preppy and classic style. So, for today's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post I'm sharing my preppy picks from the sale! Although Nordstrom isn't known for having preppy pieces there are still a ton of things perfect for your preppy fall wardrobe. 

From Kendra Scott, Barbour, to J. Crew there are a ton of great classic brands included in the sale. Shameless plug for Barbour, but these jackets are at a great discount! I'm loving this quilted jacket and a classic rain jacket. They come in other colors as well! These jackets are great for the Midwest, but also other fall climates as well. 

Jewelry is one of my favorite things to purchase at the sale. These Baublebar dangle earrings are gorgeous, plus I'm loving Kendra Scott's new fall pieces for the sale. Lots of colors and metals available! Loren Hope is also included in the sale with some awesome sparkly pieces! I'm loving this neutral pair of dangle earrings. 

Preppy shoes are bountiful in the sale from mules, riding boots, to loafers there is something for everyone! So far I've picked up these pair Cole Haan boots. They are exactly what I have been looking for. It's so hard to find a good pair of riding boots in a sea of over the knee boots. Cross your fingers that they fit! 

What are your favorite preppy pieces from the sale? Let me know in the comments! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dorm or Apartment Picks!

It's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! AKA the most hyped up shopping event of the year. No joke. But, I've been shopping the sale since I was a little kid so I really do love and shop the sale personally. We used to go to Nordstrom before each school year and pick out new shoes as well as a few outfits. As I have gotten older I've gotten more and more from the sale. Now, I pick up new shoes, accessories, and clothes from the sale every year! 

For my Nordstrom Anniversary sale posts I want to try and create unique and different content for you all! I know there are plenty of hauls, try-ons and what not out there already. So, I'm going to do my best to mix it up and show you things other people aren't showing! 

Today's post is decor for your dorm room or college apartment! My favorite part about going to college (no joke) was decorating my dorm/ apartment. Nordstrom actually has a really great selection of home items that would be great in a dorm, college apartment, or apartment right out of school. 

The best part, some of these items are super affordable! A lot of them are under $30! Swell bottles are included in the sale, which is awesome! Both of this Swell bottle & tumbler are under $30. Which, is a great deal for these guys! Plus this dreamy light pink color is gorgeous. There are also some Corkcicle included in the sale if that is more of your thing. Another affordable item that I picked up was this dark coral color throw. It is super fuzzy and has fun tassels! This throw is around $25, which is an awesome price. 

If you are a candle gal or guy the sale is stocked full of high end candles at low prices. I picked up a Capri Blue candle, but it is sadly sold out currently. But, there are so many other options available!

So, be sure to check out some of the awesome home items included in the sale! There are a ton of cool things to fill your dorm or apartment with for this upcoming school year. Or to spice up your after grad pad. 

Be on the lookout for more Nordstrom Sale posts! 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Dose of Disney: Pink in Pandora

There is something so magical about Animal Kingdom at night. After dining at Boma for my mom's birthday dinner during our last trip we headed to Animal Kingdom to see the park at night time. We haven't been to Disney since all of the new nighttime activities arrived like Pandora, the light show, and the projections onto the Tree of Life. So, it was really our first time seeing the park after 3pm. 

When we arrived at the park it was perfect golden hour. The sun was setting but gave us the perfect lighting for photos around the Tree of Life and Pandora. At night Animal Kingdom seemed to come to life. We were walking around in awe of how pretty everything was. Like I said we always left Animal Kingdom early, usually around 3pm. We get in get our rides and attractions done and head home. So it was nice to take some time and just explore the park more. 


As for my outfit, I popped on this sweatshirt from Pretty Little Monograms after our dinner. I was freezing inside the restaurant so I was excited to get something warm on. During the night it seemed to cool down to a comfortable temperature. This sweatshirt was originally from her Flower & Garden collection but I think it went perfectly with Animal Kingdom and the World of Pandora. 

I paired the sweatshirt with the white jeans I was already wearing from dinner. Then paired with the coveted millennial pink ears. These ears seemed to match this sweatshirt perfectly! I love how neutral these ears are. What can I say I am for sure an Elle Woods when it comes to what I consider neutral. Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed. 

While exploring Animal Kingdom we found so many amazing photo spots! This little spot in front of the tree was pretty hidden. Who knew there were so many hidden gems around the park. 

After exploring around the Tree of Life we headed to Pandora. I've heard so much about Pandora at night we had to check out the hype. We wandered around and took photos of all of the amazing plants and scenery while we watched the sun slowly set. It was so cool! 

Sadly it was really hard to photograph Pandora truly at night because of all of the lights. But, trust me when I saw it is worth staying around, or coming back, to the park! 


Where it's from: 
Popover: Pretty Little Monograms 
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack 
Shoes: Adidas 
Ears: Disney Parks 

What is your favorite park to visit at night? Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

OOTD: Patriotic Pom Poms

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love red, white, and blue plus American pride. My 4th of July started a day early with this fun red, white, and blue inspired look! 

I'm obsessed with this pom pom shirt. My friend actually gifted it to me (s/o to Maggie!) and I'm in love. If you know anything about my style I love pom poms, lace, and anything fun like this sassy top. The pom pom detailing makes it super fun, plus the red color makes it a perfect fourth of July look! 

Pairing this top with a white pair of skinny jeans tied together the whole look. Thankfully the weather cooled down at night so I could actually wear pants. It's way to damn hot this summer. 90 degrees does not do well for me! I'm more of a 70's to 80's kind of gal. 

An extra fun patriotic touch is my earrings! They have tiny little gold stars as the beads. A while back I found these on sale for super cheap at Von Maur. Let me tell you that store has the best clearance jewelry section! If you ever get the chance to stop into one they always have Baublebar or Kate Spade or other great brands on super sale. 

To tie everything together I wore my navy Jack Rogers. Jack Rogers are my go-to sandal of the summer. I find myself only wearing these sandals. To be honest they are not comfortable until you break them in, but I just love how they look. Beauty is pain my friends. 

For a touch of Disney magic I wore my Lillian and Co. bracelets. Her cuffs are the perfect accessory to add a touch of Disney into your look. In this look I'm wearing my Best Day Ever and Have Courage and be Kind bracelet. So cute!

What I wore: 
Shirt: Evereve 
Jeans: JCPenny (c/o) 
Sandals: Jack Rogers 
Earrings: Baublebar 
Bag: Louis Vuitton 
Sunglasses: Ray Bans 
Bracelets: Lillian & Co. 

What is your favorite way to show your American pride? Let me know your favorite patriotic look in the comments.