Category Archives: style

when does the 2016 nordstrom anniversary sale start?

Psst…Looking for details on the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’ve got the scoop right here. |

nordstrom-anniversary-sale-2016

What’s new, pussycat? I know, I know…I’ve been gone a while. Not because I don’t love you all dearly! You know I do. But things are changing in my world, and that means things are changing here too. (But if you miss me, or you want to see how the house turned out, I’m still bein’ all social and stuff. Especially on Instagram…)

But! I’m popping my head up briefly because I’ve been getting more and more emails and tweets and carrier pigeons from some of you dear readers recently, and I’d never ever let those go by without a response.

“When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale start?,” you want to know.

And since I have a bit of a reputation around this subject (…ahem…), I decided to come out of hiding to give you the lowdown:

July 13, 2016: Level 4 (i.e., VVIP) Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Presale starts (in-store only).

July 14, 2016: Early Access (for all Nordstrom cardholders) starts online at 12:01 AM Pacific Time.

July 22 – August 7, 2016: 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens for everyone!

Yes, I realize this makes me the sartorial equivalent of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Groundhog, only popping my head out to provide a snippet of information you may or may not have needed before you arrange your summer vacation plans. Because…priorities.

And though I can’t promise the full-court press of yesteryear, I do solemnly swear to be your one-stop source for the very earliest sneak peek at the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goods, just like always. I mean, I couldn’t possibly let you down. So, definitely stay tuned. And if there’s anything you’re specifically looking for this year, leave a comment or drop me a line (here or here) and I’ll make sure to keep an eye out just for you.

For now, I’d say it’s time to start the countdown!

 

Share 'when does the 2016 nordstrom anniversary sale start?' on Facebook Share 'when does the 2016 nordstrom anniversary sale start?' on Google+ Share 'when does the 2016 nordstrom anniversary sale start?' on Pinterest Share 'when does the 2016 nordstrom anniversary sale start?' on Twitter Share 'when does the 2016 nordstrom anniversary sale start?' on Email

a little belated birthday treat…

| via Instagram |

They’re here, they’re here! I finally broke down and splurged on a pair of dreamy custom Zoe Chicco studs. Because…well, sometimes you just need to #treatyoself, amiright?

Check out the rest of my Zoe crushes right here:

That Zoe…she’s awfully hard not to love, isn’t she?

 

Share 'a little belated birthday treat…' on Facebook Share 'a little belated birthday treat…' on Google+ Share 'a little belated birthday treat…' on Pinterest Share 'a little belated birthday treat…' on Twitter Share 'a little belated birthday treat…' on Email

it’s the little things

topshop bag

| Mini V Panel Holdall, Topshop |

Some days, you just need a pick-me up. A little impulse buy with a big “joy factor” that will make you excited to check your mailbox for a few days.

Doesn’t this wee blue bag just make you smile? It’s $65, if you can believe it. God bless Topshop. Sure, it’s PVC and it will probably only last a few months, and we’re all supposed to be consuming less and making more mindful purchases, blah blah blah. But sometimes, some days, you just need a little something.

Since I just got a pretty adorable pink bag (I’ll show it to you on Instagram, I promise), I probably can’t justify one in baby blue too. But you certainly can!

Whether it’s this, the Greek-inspired necklace I treated myself to this morning or something else you’ve had open in a browser tab all week, I hope you’ll treat yourself to a little something today, friends. You’ve earned it.

 

Share 'it’s the little things' on Facebook Share 'it’s the little things' on Google+ Share 'it’s the little things' on Pinterest Share 'it’s the little things' on Twitter Share 'it’s the little things' on Email

last chance! 4 things you’ll wish you’d bought when the nordstrom anniversary sale ends sunday

Psst…Looking for details on the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’ve got the scoop right here. |

nordstrom-anniversary-sale-best-buys

It’s nearly over, friends! Those delicious Nordstrom Anniversary Sale prices end this Sunday, when things go back to…gasp!…full price. Possibly my two least favorite words in the English language. (Well, right after “moist”.)

Though I’m sure you’ve already found a few new things that are making you long for sweater weather, I couldn’t let the last couple of Sale days go by without making sure you’d nabbed a few of my personal favorites: Read on

Share 'last chance! 4 things you’ll wish you’d bought when the nordstrom anniversary sale ends sunday' on Facebook Share 'last chance! 4 things you’ll wish you’d bought when the nordstrom anniversary sale ends sunday' on Google+ Share 'last chance! 4 things you’ll wish you’d bought when the nordstrom anniversary sale ends sunday' on Pinterest Share 'last chance! 4 things you’ll wish you’d bought when the nordstrom anniversary sale ends sunday' on Twitter Share 'last chance! 4 things you’ll wish you’d bought when the nordstrom anniversary sale ends sunday' on Email

nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul

Psst…Looking for details on the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’ve got the scoop right here. |

Haul collage
Trina Turk coat | Halogen urban sketch tee | Pure Amici cardigan
Franco Sarto boots | Freida Rothman earrings | C.O. Bigelow rose salve | Deborah Lippmann Polishes

Well friends, my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul this year was…um, injurious. Mostly to my UPS driver, who undoubtedly has some serious back issues after lugging this stack of boxes up my stairs. (And there are more scheduled to arrive tomorrow. This is why I shouldn’t shop after wine.)

Since the Sale officially opens tomorrow morning (technically, that’s tonight at 12:01 AM Pacific for you night owls/diehards), I thought now was the perfect time to give you my rundown of the best (and worst) of my haul this year! Read on

Share 'nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul' on Facebook Share 'nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul' on Google+ Share 'nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul' on Pinterest Share 'nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul' on Twitter Share 'nordstrom anniversary sale: my haul' on Email

instant update: the easiest denim DIY ever

frayed denim jacket

| Buy it at Mango, or handle this easy denim DIY with a pair of shears and a deft hand |

I don’t know about you, but this little number has me dying to take a pair of scissors to my favorite denim jacket.

In fact, the internet seems hellbent on my taking shears to just about all of the denim in my closet. I could unpick the hems of some tired old straight-leg jeans…

raw-hem-denim

Or just lop the bottoms off a pair of washed-up skinnies…

diy-raw-hem-denim

What I particularly love about this of-the-moment trend is that it’s virtually consequence-free. Hate it? You were probably ready to part with those jeans anyway, or you wouldn’t have been willing to chop them up in the first place. So either it’s a genius reinvention or a cosmic justification for a quick closet purge.

So, what do you think? Ready to bust out the sewing scissors this summer?

 |  All images via my Pinterest page…but yes, I’m still pissed at them. |

 

Share 'instant update: the easiest denim DIY ever' on Facebook Share 'instant update: the easiest denim DIY ever' on Google+ Share 'instant update: the easiest denim DIY ever' on Pinterest Share 'instant update: the easiest denim DIY ever' on Twitter Share 'instant update: the easiest denim DIY ever' on Email

postcard: etsy binge

|  via Instagram  |
Since they’re so darn photogenic, I thought I’d show off the spoils from last week’s Etsy binge. I’d forgotten how satisfying these are (not to mention considerably cheaper than my Net-A-Porter sale binge). So many fun boxes arriving in the mail, and all of the lovely packaging and handwritten notes that come from buying handmade. Highly recommend.

Share 'postcard: etsy binge' on Facebook Share 'postcard: etsy binge' on Google+ Share 'postcard: etsy binge' on Pinterest Share 'postcard: etsy binge' on Twitter Share 'postcard: etsy binge' on Email