Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses

Top // Jeans // Booties // Bag (not on sale)

Today is the last day for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I always look forward to this sale every year because it’s a great way to grab some new fall pieces at fantastic prices, plus there’s always some great essential items I will only buy at this sale each year. I wanted to write up this post to share what I bought this year! First up is this blush blouse, which ended up being a total hit for me. I’m a huge fan of turtlenecks, and I love the ruffle detail. It’s also very lightweight & airy, so this is a piece I can start wearing now on cooler summer days. I would say that it runs slightly small, and if you are in between sizes I would size up. I’m wearing a small & it fits just perfectly with no extra room in the shoulders or bust. These jeans are my beloved AG Farrah jeans. I love the wash on these and they are amazingly comfortable. I always wear a 26 in AG, however I’ve found that the waist sizing isn’t always consistent in the Farrah style with some fitting loser or tighter depending on the stretch. I sized up to a 27 in these since the last few pairs I bought were on the snug side…and I’m kinda kicking myself. These really do fit tts and the waist is a bit loose. However they are so comfortable I’m thinking of keeping them, plus I will have some extra room to front tuck sweaters this fall. These booties are ADORABLE, and sadly not very comfortable. My feet were beginning to hurt a bit at the end of my try on session, so I sadly think I may be returning them.

215D6607-2B8C-4697-A2E2-7406ADE00615Sweater // Jeans // Booties

This sweater is a total hit for me as well! It is really soft, and the colors make it a fun transitional piece. I’m wearing a size 6 and it fits tts.

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I’m on the fence about this one. I adore the color and it’s incredibly soft. Plus I love a wrap style sweater. However I feel like the waistband isn’t super flattering. It is very cropped, so I sized up to a Medium for some extra length and I’m very glad I did. I may have to try this one with a few different bottoms and see if I will keep or not.

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I was really underwhelmed with this top & sweater combo. It looked so cute online, but I just feel meh about them. The shirt is very cropped and it fits oddly. And I’m not really loving the color of the sweater. I’m wearing a small in both for reference.

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Every year at the sale I always grab one higher end sweater. I typically gravitate towards Vince pieces, but found their selection to be a bit underwhelming this year. This sweater really has the look of a pricier Vince piece, and the cashmere is incredibly soft. I can’t get enough of cozy, oversized cashmere in the winter and I can see this one being a workhorse in my wardrobe paired with everything from jeans to leggings. I’m wearing a size small and it is intentionally oversized (size down for a closer fit).

AA2B1404-E547-4C5F-B81F-DEB49B359135Sweater // Tee

The fit of this sweater is really cute and it’s very soft, but I’m also feeling a bit meh about this one so I will be returning. I never seem to have enough basic white tees, so I grabbed this one which also comes in a ton of other colors. Wearing a size small in both & both run tts.

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I really dislike this sweater & it will also be going back. It feels & looks really cheap to me, and I also feel the large side slits look really odd. Wearing a size small and it runs tts.

09487173-9FAE-4B92-88F2-41A171CC54E3Cardigan

Another beige cardigan! For me, this was the best out of the three. I actually really like the mustardy brown color, and its a unique color in my wardrobe. I can see myself wearing this one a lot this fall & will be really versatile.

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I saw this sweater in the anniversary sale catalogue and knew it was a must have. I was lucky to snag it the first day, because this one didn’t last long! I almost wish I had grabbed it in gray too. It’s very soft and I love the ruffle turtleneck detail. I’ll be wearing this one constantly during the holiday season! Wearing a size small and it fits tts.

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This was another top I saw in the catalogue and I knew I had to have it. It looks so much more expensive than it is and will be perfect dressed up for work or dressed down with jeans. Wearing a size small & it fits tts.

2B17D309-6E76-45FA-973D-F6732F2C1EC6Top // Jeans

I’m a huge fan of Madewell’s plaid tops and I buy one almost every fall. The colors of this one are just perfect, and I can see myself wearing this with navy or green Hunter boots! I ordered these jeans loving the wash pictured online, and was pretty shocked when these arrived and are the exact same jeans I purchased last year in the sale (same style & wash). I actually do love & recommend these jeans & I’ve worn the ones I bought last year a ton, but these are going back as I already own them! Wearing a size small top and size 26 jean.

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This top is the sleeveless version of the blush one. Again, I love the ruffle turtleneck, and this is one that I can wear now! It will also layer well under jackets/cardigans this fall. I was SO excited about these pants, but sadly they will be going back. They are a bit snug in the hips, and I feel like the style/fit isn’t the most flattering on me. A size up may have worked better, but as a lady with hips I feel that the extra volume isn’t a great fit for me. #majorsadface Wearing a size small in the top and a size 4 pant.

412BDD7A-D5B3-44A1-99FE-B5C7A9FC8C70Pajamas // Tee

Every year during the sale, I think about grabbing a pair of pjs but never do. I’ve heard great things about these, so I decided to scoop them up this year. Whoa. They are really amazing. Super soft and breathable. These are winners and I will definitely be grabbing another pair sometime in the future! Wearing a size small.

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This is my favorite bra & have been wearing this style for years. It is totally seamless under anything, and so soft & comfortable. Also the thin straps mean you can wear it with almost any top. I’m thinking I should probably grab a 2nd one before the sale ends tonight!

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I love La Mer products, so I always try to grab them during the sale. The Soft Cream is a perfect summer moisturizer for me when my skin is less dry than normal, and the eye cream is one of the best I’ve ever used. However it is so prohibitively expensive, I typically only purchase it when it’s part of a set.

E87D5E92-EB66-4207-8822-5E645753CB57Lip Set

I am a lipstick/lipgloss fantastic & I’ve been a fan of the YSL Volupté for years! They are more of a lipgloss in texture and provide moisture and shine, with light color coverage.

I also purchased this pair of black jeans, however I didn’t try them on since I accidentally  ordered the wrong size. And once receiving them I realized they were not a high rise style, so I won’t be re-ordering. I also purchased new winter coats for the kids (here and here) and grabbed Ev & I some mommy & me fuzzy sweaters! Overall I did feel the kids selection was a bit disappointing, so I stuck to outerwear which the kids really do need as they have both outgrown their coats from last year.

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That’s my haul for this year! I feel that there were more misses for me this year than in years past, but overall I feel I got some really cute things at great prices. What did you get from the sale this year?!

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Pastel Cravings

Pastel Cravings

Sweater: BP (also comes in a gorgeous lavender color!), Jeans: AG, Boots: Sam Edelman, Bag: Fendi

As I talked about in a recent post we’ve been having the absolute craziest weather here in Idaho! At this time last year we were absolutely buried in feet of snow, and this year we have been having 50 to nearly 60 degree sunny days for pretty much the entire month of January. It has made for a lot of perfect running days and taking the kids outside to play! Cole went to a birthday party yesterday where they had a bounce house and the kids played outside (sans coats!) which is pretty much unheard of this time of year. I lived in Palm Springs, CA for six years and this weather is really reminding me of winter days there! All this sunshine has me craving pastel, spring colors and realized I didn’t actually have a lot in my wardrobe so I added a few fun sweaters that will be perfect for the next few months.IMG_5054IMG_5497Sweater: Gap, Jeans: AG, Beanie: J Crew (sold out – similar), Bag: Chloe, Boots: Hunter

IMG_5513Dress: Privacy Please, Shoes: Valentino, Bag: Chloe, Hat: J Crew (old – similar), Earrings: J Crew

Even though it will be a few months until I can wear it, I saw this dress and being on sale  I snapped it up! Pink is quickly becoming my favorite color lately and I can’t seem to resist it. I also may or may not have just splurged on a new bag simply because the pink lining was calling my name!!!

Looks like today is going to be another 50 degree day, so Ev and I are going to go for another long run. Five more weeks until my half marathon and I’m getting excited! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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Mom Style

Mom Style

Sweatshirt: J Crew (sold out – similar), Jeans: Rag & Bone, Sneakers: Adidas, Backpack: Marc Jacobs

Just a quick post today sharing a few casual outfits from last week! This is definitely how I like to dress the majority of the time – jeans, sneakers, and often carrying a backpack when I’m out & about with the kids so I can be hands free! IMG_4722Sweater: Old Navy (this is a steal under $8!), Jeans: AG, Trench: Burberry (old style – similar), Shoes: Adidas, Bag: Chanel9F805F09-DA6C-4D12-B369-F895FC7A839CShirt: BP (old – similar), Jeans: AG, Jacket: H&M, Sneakers: Adidas

We’ve been keeping really busy the past few weeks with birthday parties, school activities, and fun outings with the kids…and I’ll be sharing Evan’s 3rd birthday party here in the next day or two! Evan has been so excited about his party, and we had so much fun celebrating him this weekend with some dear friends. And after a long break from running half marathons (I used to do several a year!), I finally signed up for another one with a girlfriend of mine! We’re keeping each other motivated to stay on track with our running schedules for the next few months and I’ll be sharing a bit about my workout routine as well.

Hope you have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

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Springtime in January

Springtime in January

Sweater: J Crew, Jeans: AG, Boots: Sam Edelman, Bag: Chloe  –  Evan’s Jacket: Old Navy, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Target

We have been having the craziest weather! We went from snow over Christmas, to 50 degrees and sunny days alternating with rainy days (with temperatures still way above average). If I didn’t know better I would think it was almost March! This sudden warmer weather and sunshine has me craving pastels and bright colors and daydreaming about spring. I did a complete overhaul of my closet yesterday and while I was in there, I was looking for more pastel colors to wear. I realized I don’t actually own a whole lot & my wardrobe consists of a lot more neutrals. I think I may have to remedy that and add some fun, bright colors to mix in! However I do own a fair amount of pink, so I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day this week.

2C67910C-0781-4CE2-9ED7-4F8790BFB5B5.JPGCoat: Asos (old – similar), Jeans: AG, Sweater: J Crew, Boots: HunterIMG_4650Cardigan coat: Zara (old – similar), Turtleneck: J Crew, Scarf: Burberry, Jeans: AG, Boots: Hunter, Bag: Chanel

^^ My exact boots are on sale in very limited sizes (color is pink sand) in the link above! ^^

We are pretty much back to our normal routine this week, and surprisingly it hasn’t been too painful. Although I have to admit I’m looking forward to another 3 day weekend this weekend! Happy Friday and I hope you have a great holiday weekend. 🙂

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Last Days of Winter Break

Last Days of Winter Break

Top: Chelsea28 (old – similar), Jeans: AG, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Hat: J Crew, Coat: Zara (similar), Bag: Louis Vuitton  –  Cole’s Outfit: Coat: Zara, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Gap

This year’s Christmas break has felt at times like it was never-ending, while also like it flew by and I can’t believe school is starting again tomorrow! While we kept really busy the first week, the holiday hangover (and a nasty cold bug!) hit this week, and we spent a lot more time relaxing. I even found a little time to read and watch a documentary which is always a treat! I watched 30 for 30: The Price of Gold by ESPN (it’s available through Amazon) and it’s all about the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan drama of 1994. I was a teenager at this time and remember being absolutely obsessed with the story and figure skating in general that year. Being from Oregon, Tonya Harding was huge news and I often shopped at the mall where she trained (my parents actually saw her skate there!). It was a really well done documentary, and now I am really wanting to see the new movie I, Tonya.

Even though we spent most of our week homebound, we did get out for a few errands. We did a target run, mall run, and picked up some goodies for Evan’s upcoming 3rd birthday. I can’t believe he is turning 3…time is going so fast and I wish I could slow it down just a little!

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My outfit: Coat: Burberry, Sweater: BP (old – similar), Leggings: Zella, Shoes: Nike, Hat: J Crew, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Bag: Chanel  –  Evan’s Outfit: Sweater: Zara, Pants: Gymboree, Shoes: Target

And a few cozy outfits I wore this week…Processed with VSCO with g1 presetLounge Suit: Topshop

IMG_4322Pullover: Lululemon (on sale online!)

Going to enjoy our last day of relaxation before we officially get back to real life tomorrow. And I’m excited to cozy up and watch the Golden Globes tonight (mostly for the fashion)! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation

My sweater: J Crew Factory, Scarf: J Crew (old), Jeans: AG, Boots: Hunter, Coat: J Crew, Bag: Chanel

If you follow my Instagram, you saw this quote…”It is the period between Christmas and New Year’s. No one knows what day it is. Time doesn’t really exist. Existence is confusion.” I saw this & totally cracked up because it has really summed up this week. After all of the preparation & excitement leading up to Christmas, it kind of feels like we are in this weird limbo of the holiday being over and awaiting the New Year to get back to real life. We’ve all been strangely tired, but don’t want to just waste our vacation being completely lazy (although we’ve been a little lazy too!). I did want to go check out some of the after Christmas sales so we did venture out one day this week for a bit of shopping. I bought this sweater right before Christmas thinking it would be perfect for the holidays and I didn’t realize from the photos that it actually has gold sparkly thread in the fair isle pattern! It’s much prettier in person than in photos, and would even be a cute sweater for a casual NYE. It is on major sale right now too!

IMG_3962You can kind of see the gold threads in this photo! I love this scarf too – it’s several years old from J Crew but I found a nearly identical one that I’ve linked above!

37B8E4B1-E8BE-43BA-B2F0-6D188ED77DCEIMG_4082Processed with VSCO with g1 presetMy Ski Suit: Obermeyer, My hat, scarf, & gloves: North Face  –  Cole’s Ski Suit: Marmot  –  Evan’s Ski Suit: Columbia

We have also been trying to take advantage of the Christmas snow we got and have some fun playing in it! We’ve played outside in our yard, gone tubing, and went skiing at our local ski resort. My hubs spoiled me with a new ski suit for my birthday a few months back, and I highly recommend these pieces! This coat is not only super cute but also very functional and comfortable! It comes in several colors, but I really love this rich pink color (Sangria). We took Evan skiing for his first time and he had an absolute blast! After going down the little magic carpet hill a few times (and he was giggling uncontrollably!) we headed right up the lift. I’ve been looking forward to skiing together as a family for the past few years so it was a really special day.

So I saw the funniest article on Scary Mommy about NYE with kids the other day. If you are a mom you have to read it because it is all SO true! (Link here) New Year’s Eve is kind of a weird holiday to celebrate when you have kids and I don’t think I’ve even managed to stay awake until midnight in years! Luckily we have lots of friends in the same boat, and a friend of ours is having a family friendly NYE party that we are looking forward to attending! Although I have to admit – I kind of love the idea of “Noon Year’s Eve Party” – that is genius parenting right there. How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve?!

Wishing you a happy and safe New Year’s Eve, and a wonderful 2018 full of happiness, love, and prosperity!

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Red x Plaid

Red x Plaid

Sweater: Topshop, Jeans: AG, Shoes: J Crew (sold out online – similar), Bag: Gucci, Earrings: Baublebar (old – similar), Lips: MAC Russian Red

While both Jon and I had holiday parties with our work, we decided to skip them this year. We really need to be better about taking date nights and enjoy time with other adults…but honestly…when you have two small kids it’s a lot of work to get dressed up and go out at night. And we are kind of homebodies. And we kinda love spending time as a family. Lame I know. Fellow moms – I bet a lot of you know what I’m talking about! But that doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy a little festive dressing for more low key holiday events like dropping off gifts, kids school events, or even just running errands.

Ok so these jeans…these are my magic jeans. I’m just a little obsessed. I’ve always been a big fan of the AG Legging Ankle jeans & have a number of pairs, however they are more of a mid rise fit. And after having two kids I definitely have a bit of an issue in the tummy area. These Farrah jeans are the perfect high rise – high enough to suck everything in, but not crazy high mom jeans. And they have just the right amount of stretch. Buy them…you will thank me! And these shoes were a Black Friday score. I was looking for some fun festive shoes to wear around the holidays, that were still practical enough I could wear running around to work or with the kids. They are now sold out, but I’ve linked some other fun options!IMG_3398Sweater: J Crew (hard to see in pics but has fun pom poms!), Scarf: J Crew Factory, Jeans: AG, Shoes: J Crew, Bag: Gucci – Evan’s outfit: Zara

We had been debating a little winter getaway over Christmas up to our favorite place in the whole world…which just so happens to be a quick 2 hour drive up the road from us! Sun Valley Idaho is just magical. It is incredibly beautiful, manages to combine upscale shopping & dining with a rustic down to earth feel, and has so many fun things to do. It is a very popular ski destination in the winter & gets crazy busy over the holidays, and it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities there this time of year (we sat 2 tables over from John Kerry at breakfast which was kinda surreal!). So at the last minute we decided to take Cole out of school a few days early & spend a few days up there before the holiday rush started. We actually went on the perfect day because just hours after arriving the snow began & it snowed much of the time we were there! We ate some delicious meals, did a bit of shopping, went skiing, ice skating, and even took a horse drawn carriage ride (sadly there wasn’t enough snow to take the sleigh so we are hoping we might be able to go again later in the season!). The kids had an absolute blast playing in the snow & just walking around Sun Valley’s adorable little village taking in their pretty Christmas decorations & ice sculptures.

Processed with VSCO with fp4 presetMy top: Free People (sold out online but I’ve linked some other adorable options!), Jeans: Rag & Bone, Coat: J Crew, Boots: Hunter – Cole’s Coat: Gap, Beanie: Gap – Evan’s Coat: Zara, Beanie: GapProcessed with VSCO with fp4 presetMy hat & mittens: J Crew, Scarf: J Crew Factory, Jeans: AG, Coat: J Crew, Boots: Sorell 

Cole’s Coat: Gap, Sweater: H&M – Evan’s Coat: Zara, Sweater: H&M (I’m obsessed with their coordinating sweaters!)

Now that we are home, I’m off to do a last bit of Christmas shopping & gather up all of our groceries for a weekend filled with baking goodies with my little helpers! Only 3 more days…

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