A few more items also from the JCF sale!
J.Crew Factory has a fantastic sale going on! Lots of items are an extra 50% off (use code: HELLOSALE), and some new arrivals are at a huge markdown! I ordered the sweater and skirt below – if you choose the slow shipping (expected to arrive by January 4th), they will also give you 25% a future purchase! JCF is pretty good about stacking sale items, so I’m planning on using the 25% when the next group of new arrivals drop – usually at the end of the month, but I think last year they skipped a month because of Christmas. But eh, either way – spring new arrivals are set to come soon!
*size tip: I have the flats below in a different color and they run 1/2 size small – I recommend sizing up just a smidge.
*The sweater for $10 comes in 8 color options!
My current Nordstrom wish list! Did you know you can e-mail your wish list to someone? It’s at the very top of the page (red button)! My husband definitely got a copy 😉
SHOP THIS LOOK:
top: Old Navy
bracelet: Kendra Scott
leggings: Ann Taylor
flats: Sam Edelman
bag: Sole Society (old) – option
earrings: Baublebar (old) – very similar
All of these items are at the top of my list this week! The poet sleeve top is beautiful and comes in several color options — perfect for holidays! ❤️
Guys, I’m so so excited to bring back ‘Saturday Sales’ and ‘Sunday Wish Lists’ to the blog on the weekends! I had to stop for the longest time because the days of Polyvore came to an end. There was no easy way for me to create outfits like below (I don’t own Adobe photoshop or anything like that), and I was really bummed. It was one of my favorite ways to create outfits and share them on the blog! However, rejoice! A new company took over allowing a way to create outfits like below, but it wasn’t very user friendly at first. Originally, you could only use their actual database of items to create an outfit (and unfortunately no items loaded were from stores I shop at), so it wasn’t a viable option. Just recently they’ve made it pretty user friendly. I still takes me a little longer than Polyvore (you have to manually upload links/photos), but it works! And I guess in the long run that’s all that matters. I’m a pretty happy camper! ❤️
Ooooh it’s here! All the Black Friday deals and the best time to scoop up items for your closet at a great price! I checked out new arrivals at all my favorite haunts and my top picks are below! ❤️
Happy Gobbler Day!
Use code: ADD2CART (extra 40-50% off marked price)
Use code: THANKS (50% off)
Up to 60% off (prices as marked) ~ always free shipping + free returns
No code required – 50% off everything + free shipping!
I decided to go ahead and share my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale virtually since the problem with my credit card still hasn’t resolved and who knows when I’ll be able to place an order! 😔 If you guys were able to already place an order or shop in store, please feel free to share personal reviews here ~ remember the sale is only available to cardholders right now until July 20th, and then goes public through August 5th! I usually have full reviews and outfits up by the end of the first week on the blog so that when the sale goes public I can tell you what is great, good, and not so good ~ so I’m only sharing what looks good for now. 😎 I have read reviews on some items in various places on other blogs, IG, FB, etc. so I’ll pass those along also!
The first set of items I thought I’d share are throwbacks! They are repeats from last year that I already own in my closet in new prints or colors! And they are still in my closet so they are good. 🙂
The best part of the NSale is finding brand new, never seen before, fall items that are great staple pieces that will carry you through winter. I have several sweaters and cardigans still in my closet that I wear every year, even in Florida winters, because they are so easy to layer! Here are my favorites.
And here are some great staples for warmer-ish days!
So many affordable options! I’ve never tried these 2 brands, but they’ve gotten great reviews – I wanted to try either of the dark pair options, but the step hem are really cute also for everyday wear!
I literally want every single one of these booties – in whatever color! They each come in several options. However I talked myself out of ordering any of them this time – usually these will all still be available after the NSale and since I live in Florida I’m going to wait til our actual fall and see if these are on sale then. But if I was still in Indiana……. oh be still my heart!
These were all on my “to buy now” wish list! The Tory Burch flats were on my first order that was cancelled. The reviews are somewhat mixed though. I pretty much only wear either Tory Burch, Sam Edelman, or Steve Madden flats to work on long days (9+ hours). They are the only ones that hold up and I can stand comfortably in. The Tory Burch minnie flats (here) are 100% my favorite but rarely go on sale. I get them when I can find a deal because they feel like butter! However I usually always buy the NSale version also which is not AS comfortable, but comparable to the Steve Madden or Sam Edelmans. Reviews on this years version say they are more stiff than the Minnies, but soft enough to be comfortable. If they are still available I plan to order them when my card issue is resolved. I also love the Steve Madden mules below for casual days, and the Sam Edelman flats that come in a million colors! I want the pink ones. 🙂
Alright ya’ll. I just had to take a break the last week from the blog. I needed a little rejuvenation after taking care of sick pups (both are stable and snoozing next to me 🐶), working 50+ hours at the J-O-B and now I’m sitting here writing this post going on 48 minutes of hold time with Nordstrom customer care. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has become one of my favorite sales/events of the year. I love that they team up with different brands (like Nike and Tory Burch) to bring out early fall styles unique to those brands & Nordstrom at discounted prices, including their own stores brands (like BP and Caslon). I’ve heard of people having problems in years past with placing orders, and I have certainly had items cancelled from my order (but the order still was placed and shipped minus the sold out item), and however frustrating that might be things always went smoothly and I was aware of any issues and they were resolved quickly.
I woke up early Thursday morning on the first day of the private cardholder sale to start shopping before heading in to work, chose my favorite items, and got that spinning wheel of dread at checkout we sometimes see when it can’t quite place your order. It finally changed to “sorry your transaction can’t be completed at this time” or something similar, and I tried again… This time it just sort of timed out, but my Nordstrom Note (reward) also disappeared which worried me. I went to check my credit card and sure enough – a pending transaction was shown, but no order number. Soon thereafter Nordstrom posted a statement on their website apologizing for site and app glitches and promised they were working hard to restore this issue. It wasn’t resolved by the time I had to leave for work, so I waited til I got home at 10 pm to re-check my card. The transaction was still pending. Knowing I had to work 13 hours the next day (Friday), I decided to email them instead. Come Saturday morning (today), I still have a pending transaction, no e-mail response, and my items are all sold out.
As I was typing this blog post, the Nordstrom customer care rep was finally able to help me after contacting a financial team member. It was confirmed my order did not go through, but the transaction and my reward are hung up on my card and will not fall off for 3-5 business days (meaning for me… up til Wednesday). It just stinks. I know this is not a first world problem. They are just clothes and shoes – but for someone like myself who just loves style and shopping – it’s an enjoyable part of my year that was ruined – especially for my blog! The one positive I can say, is that Nordstrom does re-stock their website as returns come through – and I have a feeling there will be a lot more returns this year then normal. I scoured their Instagram and Facebook pages prior to calling because I knew the wait time was going to be long and was hoping to find someone with the same problem as me (mine was only at least one transaction…. other people have FIVE pending transactions!) – and although I didn’t see a resolution to my issue, I did see that numerous orders were “duplicated” for people and both orders shipped, meaning those people are likely to return the duplicated order. The bad part is I’ve also seen a lot of people post that their orders aren’t expected to ship until the end of the month, and by then the sale is almost over.
So after all that – I hope you all had a much better experience if you shopped the sale already! It’s open to the public with or without a Nordstrom Card on July 20th. There were so many items I fell in love with and I think I might try and get a post of “favorites” together for you that I was going to purchase – or still will – if available later next week ha! I just wish I had a true review to go along with them. Another thought I had was to put virtual outfits together. A lot of items are still available and restocked from vendors after the sale if they aren’t exclusive to Nordstrom (like Vince Camuto booties), they just aren’t obviously on sale at that point. The funny part of that story is I wasn’t even planning on purchasing fall items since I live in Florida – all of my purchases were for tees, sandals, flats, and jeans! Argh! Apparently I was meant to shop for all the fall goodies which I normally do – and the not wear them til November! 😆
I’ll keep you guys in the loop – if I can get an order placed in the next couple of days I’d rather do a real try on and review session, but if not I’ll do a review of favorites and put outfits together virtually – or maybe both! And I gotta say now…….. NEXT YEAR, this girl is driving 2 hours to her closest Nordstrom store and getting this sale on in real life ha!
SHOP THIS LOOK:
Sandals: Tory Burch
Hi guys! I wanted to share a great sale happening right now at Nordstrom! I haven’t purchased many items from them recently just because they do tend to have a higher price point — however, when there is a sale — it’s a good one! They also offer free shipping & returns, and most items have petite sizing also!
These were the items I ordered below – will do a review once I decide what I’m keeping! Everything comes in multiple colors!
Below are some great clothing options on sale! I have the twist front tee in 3 colors — including that mint green color! It was sold out last week, but back in most sizes! The jeans are my favorite designer brand and a great price. The peplum tee is sold out in a couple colors, but my coral color is still available – it does run large – I sized all the way down to an XSP.
Sole Society and Baublebar items are always at the top of my list! The pink fringe earrings below are just like my turquoise earrings and are so easy to wear. I have the black zippered bag and the little navy blue bag – both work horses in my closet!