5 Tips For Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 24, 2019

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Now through August 4th is my favorite sale of the year, the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. At this time of year everywhere I look I see bloggers, fashionistas, and social media influencers talking about their favorite picks from the Anniversary Sale.

Why all the hype?

Each year Nordstrom releases new fall items in the summer at a significantly lower price. Think all of your favorite brands – Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto and more – on sale! This event is the first chance to get a peek at the upcoming trends and styles, and it’s a chance to snatch up something brand new for fall and winter, at a sale price, before the season starts. With this sale, there’s not waiting until the end of the season to pick out a leftover item that you won’t be able to wear for another year.

With so much buzz, and only two short weeks to shop, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype when shopping this type of sale.

Before you do, check out these 5 tips to help keep you from making a poor purchasing decision.

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3 Trends You Should Definitely Try This Summer

June 26, 2019

If you feel like you’re summer wardrobe is in a funk, or you just want to try something new, here are 3 trends that have caught my eye this summer.

Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Cotton Linen Drawstring Wide Leg Pants

Fun and flattering, a wide leg pant is a classic look. Everyone can pull this off, even short gals. The key is to make sure the length is right. You’ll want the pants to hit a few inches above the ankle. If the length is off, don’t be afraid to have them brought up by a good tailor (or yourself if you’re sewing savvy.)

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My Favorite Socks For Summer

June 17, 2019

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When it comes to summer socks and shoes, a big concern for me is preventing blisters. As someone with sweaty feet, going sockless leaves my foot slipping and sliding around, and littered with blisters by the end of the day. That’s why I prefer to wear a no show sock in the summer months. Finding a no show sock that pairs well with my sneakers is often a challenge. It’s not uncommon for a no show sock to slip off my heel, or for some of the material to peek out from the sneaker.

Until I found these.

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Get Ready For Summer With The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

May 31, 2019

Shop the sale now for the best items for your summer wardrobe.

If you’re a Nordstrom lover like me, then one sale that gets you really excited is the Half Yearly Sale, which is going on now until June 2. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is a chance to grab deals on thousands of items for your summer wardrobe. During the retailer’s Half Yearly Sale, prices are up to 50% off (most are 40%) on cute dresses, trendy sandals, fun swimwear, and gorgeous accessories, everything you need to get your summer wardrobe in tip top shape for the upcoming season.

I like to shop sales for two things, big discounts on high priced items (especially designer pieces) and stocking up on basics.

Here are my favorite’s from this year’s Half Yearly Sale:

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Yellow—The Color Of Spring and Summer

May 17, 2019

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Add yellow to your spring and summer wardrobes

Light and sunny, yellow is a pleasant color that can brighten a rainy spring day, and radiate energy and excitement when it’s hot in the summer. In many asian countries as well as China, yellow is seen a the color of happiness, wisdom, and harmony. The most highly visible of all colors, yellow is often used for pedestrian crossings. Don’t believe me, on the the next rainy or cloudy day, compare white and yellow crossings, and you’ll see how much easier it is to see the yellow ones.

Safety, happiness, enlightenment, optimism, with all of the positive meanings behind this luminous color, consider adding a little yellow to your spring and summer wardrobes this season.

Here’re 3 ways to add a little yellow to both your spring and summer wardrobes.

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Shopping Brake Is In The News, Again!

May 16, 2019

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I’m pleased to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love  recently received a 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite.

Read the full review here!

Thank you to Readers’ Favorite for featuring Shopping Brake!

Why I Own 3 Pairs Of Shoes, All In The Same Color

May 3, 2019

Rockport Caroline Waterproof Boot | Me Too Audra Loafer Flat | BP. Gabby Woven Wedge Sandal

Footwear is one of the bulkiest items in a wardrobe, whether it be when packing a suitcase or storing inside your closet. Sticking to neutral colored shoes—black, brown, grey, navy, tan, beige—is one of the easiest ways to keep a wardrobe small and cohesive. When you select one neutral color shoe that works well with everything, you eliminate having to think about what to wear, at least when it comes to your footwear.

That’s why I own 3 pairs of shoes, all in the same color—black. Yes, I do own other colored shoes, but over the years I’ve streamlined my footwear and begun to duplicate the neutrals, with black being the dominant color. I choose black because black is a common core color, which makes shopping for black shoes easy, you’ll see black in every season’s collection. It’s also a classic color, which works well with my personal wardrobe style.

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Why You Have A Closet Full Of Clothes, Yet Nothing To Wear

April 14, 2019

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Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay

One of the most common phrases someone says when standing in front of a closet filled with clothes is:

“I have nothing to wear.”

When you take time to consider the facts, this statement is actually quite the contradiction. If you’re closet is filled with clothes, then you technically do have something to wear. If you’re hangers and shelves are more full than empty, then you actually have plenty of things to wear.

Then why do we say otherwise?

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How To Add A Touch Of Spring, When You Hate Spring Fashion

April 2, 2019

Badgley Mischka Lilac Trench Coat | CeCe Floral Tie Neck Blouse | Hinge Lace Detail Top

Key elements of spring fashion include pastel shades, floral prints, and lace details. But, if the ultra-girly style and colors that characterize spring are not your thing, then you’ll have to think of another way to add a nod to the season in your wardrobe.

Personal style means exactly that—it’s personal. No matter what the season is, you want to make sure that the pieces that you buy always stay true to your personal style.

I don’t sport pastel shades, ever. They are not the most flattering of colors on me and the lighter shades are a main reason why I am not a fan of spring collections. But that doesn’t stop me from dressing for the season—my way.

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January No Spend Challenge — Final Check-In and Recap

March 13, 2019

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Back in January I embarked on a no spend challenge. For the entire month of January, I tried to only shop for the essentials and nothing else. Except for one mishap early in the challenge (the first week, ack!), I’ve been able to stick to the challenge rules all the way until now. That’s 5 1/2 weeks longer than I originally planned to do the challenge!

I’d say that this challenge was a complete success.

I enjoy participating in wardrobe and spending challenges for multiple reasons.

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