Wish List Wed: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 23, 2014

It’s my favorite time of year. No, not Christmas — and no, not finale night of The Bachelorette (the suuuuspense, gah, who will Andi choose?!). It’s the famous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

In-store and online, you’ll find some awesome deals on new fall 2014 products. That means you can start stocking up on crisp fall pieces for a total steal. Yes, I know it’s only July and we’re still sweating in summer dresses, but blazers! sweaters! closed-toe heels! It’s fun to start looking forward to fall fashion.

Today I’m rounding up my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. All of which you can wear now and in the fall. (Don’t forget, Nordstrom offers free shipping both ways). Sale ends August 3rd!

Halogen Print Pencil Skirt | from Nordstrom

Halogen Print Pencil Skirt ($45, reg. $69)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Caslon Roll Sleeve Knit Blazer ($38, reg. $59) | Olivia Moon Ruched Sleeve Jacket ($52, reg. $79)

BP Expandable Zip Tote | from Nordstrom

BP Expandable Zip Tote ($35, reg. $54)

Halogen Pleat Woven Skirt | from Nordstrom

Halogen Pleat Woven Skirt ($49, reg. $79)

Faux Leather Insert Skater Dress | from Nordstrom

Faux Leather Insert Skater Dress ($29 on sale, reg. $46)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Heels

Ivanka Trump ‘Nyle’ Pump ($89, reg. $139) | Vince Camuto ‘Caprita’ Pumps ($64, reg. $97)

Hinge Chiffon Hem Layered Top | from Nordstrom

Hinge Chiffon Hem Layered Top ($39, reg. $58)

Fossil Original Boyfriend Chronograph Leather Strap Watch | from Nordstrom

Fossil Original Boyfriend Chronograph Watch ($89, reg. $125)

KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' Destructed Slim Boyfriend Jeans | from Nordstrom

KUT from the Kloth ‘Catherine’ Destructed Slim Boyfriend Jeans ($52, reg. $79)

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To Jumpsuit or Not to Jumpsuit

July 17, 2014

How to wear jumpsuits

Reader question: Okay fashion friend. What are your thoughts on jumpsuits? 

Style Me Thrifty: This reader’s question was simple, but my answer? Anything but. Despite my love of all things fashion, I must confess, Style Me Thrifty has not ventured into jumpsuit territory. Even I am intimidated by certain trends — especially when we’re talking about adult onesies!

That being said, my curiosity was piqued by this reader’s question, so I decided to be brave and… gulp… try one on. Here are my fitting room selfies:


After reviewing my fitting room pics, I have a few thoughts on jumpsuits (in no particular order):

-One print head-to-toe makes me look taller.
-I feel like I’m wearing PJs (so comfy).
-How am I going to pee in this?
-I really should wear heels when trying on clothes…
-And finally, I don’t hate jumpsuits! I actually feel kind of sassy!

So readers, I’m going on record to say that if you can find a good-fitting jumpsuit (the legs on this one were a bit too baggy) and you have somewhere fun to wear it (casual wedding, festive summer party, etc), then go for it! They’re like the sister of maxi dresses. Long, dramatic, and chic.

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What I Wore: SBSCon Pool Party

July 15, 2014

I’m back in DC after a blogger-filled weekend in Atlanta for the Southern Blog Society conference (hence all the #SBSCon action you may have seen in social media!). I promise to post a full recap soon — but in the mean time, I wanted to share what I wore to the SBSCon wrap pool party. Because this might be my favorite outfit ever.

I mean, hello, any getup that makes you feel like a celeb is okay in my book!

Southern Blog Society - #SBSCon

LOFT Cutout Back Maxi Dress (sold out; similar short version) | JCrew Factory Panama Hat | Old Navy aviators (similar) | TJ Maxx bag (similar here & here) | c/o Gorjana necklace | Lips: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Audacious

I knew the party would be poolside at the W Hotel in Buckhead and that the champagne would be flowing (tough life, I tell ya), so my fancy/cheap Old Navy shades and Panama hat (last seen here) seemed liked the perfect combo. Throw on a maxi with a fun cut out back, and ding ding ding! We had ourselves a winning outfit for a summer pool party.

SBSCon Pool Party

Southern Blog Society pool party


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Cheers to new blogging buds!: Katie from Twin Stripe | Natalie from 11th Thread | Whitney from Peaches in a Pod | Mae from Mae Amor

All outfit photos courtesy of Alicia Tenise

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