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haven-shopping#NSALE.

Well friends, it’s that time of year again! It’s the Nordstrom Sale. Or #NSALE as the hashtaggers call it. Officially it’s called the Anniversary Sale. But whatever you call it, it’s BIG. The sale means you can stock up NOW (in July) for all of your Fall/Winter 2017 must haves at discounted prices. How cool is that!?!

Fall in July?!?

It might be hard to think about Fall while the pool is still open, but you know it always sneaks up on us. One day it’s 80 and sunny, and the next we’re throwing on the cozy cardigans and boots. Go ahead, get ahead start now and save while you do.

Basics and Good Buys.

We’re always asked by clients what we recommend to buy during the Nordstrom sale. There are always so many options, and so many people there that it can be slightly overwhelming to shop the sale. So, our clients look to us to help vet it out.

What’s worth buying??

What, you might ask is worth buying this time around? We’ll give you just a little taste of what we think. We’re going for basics and good buys. It seems to be a theme here at TWC, because truth be told, we felt the same last year. The sale is good for basics because at the end of the day what’s really worth buying for Fall in July?

Take Note

This sale happens at lightening speed. The “early access” dates (if you have a Nordstrom credit card) are NOW – Thursday, July 20. The sale opens to the public July 21-and ENDS AUGUST 6.  And at that time the prices will go up.

Things in this sale sell out, like all the time,  BUT they’re often re-cut so be sure to check back…

Gold Bar

The down and dirty – what we liked (and what we didn’t)

Jeans

STYLE TIP: Go shorter and with a little kick, split or flare at the ankle – ankles are IT this season.

We are really liking the looks of these split hem jeans. But, buyer beware…If you don’t have perfectly straight legs the seams down the front add about 10 pounds to each leg. If you are built like a boy this might be a better jean for you.  However, they did a great job with pocket placement on the tush.  It gives a nice lift. NSALE_Frame_Le_Nouveau_split-hem

Boy zip hem crop jeans are a great alternative to the split hem above – no front seam, but still a cool kick at the ankle.

 

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other jeans we love

 

 

For your feet

STYLE TIP: Fall time means boot time – this season is all about the ankles – pants are shorter, boots are tighter and higher…

OTK boots are a Fall staple. And this one is great because it adjusts in the back. So, even if you’ve never been an over the knee girl because you think you have runner thighs you might want to give this one a shot. It’s that good, and especially for this price.

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A dress boot is high on our clients shopping list. It’s one of those items that we’re always on the hunt for. This one is perfect, and perfectly priced under $100. Not a soul would know if it was $89 or $890.

 

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You know that transitional cut out bootie we’re always talking about. This is it! Go get it at this price. (Bonus, it’s comfortable.)

cut-out-bootie

 

 

other shoes we love

 

 

Toppers/3rd pieces

STYLE TIP: Add a 3rd piece to your outfit to finish a look

A leather Jacket ends up on every single one of our clients shopping lists at one point or another. Elana has this one, and Hallie has the suede version in blue. Hands down it is our go-to!

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Love that this is navy and not black. Cozy cashmere is a Fall staple, and it never goes out of style.

 

Not interested in investing in cashmere? Try this. This is Hallie’s Hot List pick, but done in a soft merino blend for Fall. It comes in like 5 different colors. (PSA…if they don’t have your size, go for a petite. Just size up to get the same drape.)

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other toppers we love

 

 

Tops

STYLE TIP: Tops this season are less long and lean, more loose with drape and slightly cropped.

 

This blouse has been a TWC client fav – the drapy but easy fit and the notched neck make it flattering on all.

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We loved this top when we got it last year at J Crew – not sure if it’s good or bad that it’s now at Nordies and part of the sale… things that make you go hmmm….

jcrew-top

other tops we love

 

Undergarments

STYLE TIP: Base layers can make or break your outfit – think VPL, muffin tops, back bulge. Getting in the right undergarments is always a good investment

These never go out of style – this is a good time to replace your cami.

 

We’ve been known to take shirts off (TMI?) in order to show clients this bra – it’s by far the most comfortable, most versatile, bra we’ve ever tried. Oh Bra-llelujah!

 

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other undies we love

Accessories

STYLE TIP: Accessories give you the most bang for your buck in terms of having a complete outfit.

This clutch sold out last year before the Nordstrom Sale opened to the general public. The Early Access shoppers knew it was that good.  It comes in a rich grey too. Which color will you get?

clutch

Le Specs Sunnies have been on major accessory repeat this summer. Go ahead, be blinded by the price. They’re under $60!!

other accessories we love

 

 

Beauty

Nordstrom has a REALLY strong beauty game – And if you’re in the  CLE visit Jamie at the Armani counter, tell her the TWC girls sent ya and you’ll get a special treat. 

Not to sound like a QVC advertisement, but this makeup brush set is an amazing value! It’s perfect for home or travel. We saw people stocking up on them for holiday gifts. Guess it’s never to early to start.

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Even Amazon couldn’t beat the price of this hair dryer on Prime Day. If you’re in the CLE, our Nordstrom has it in white with rose gold. And we can tell you for sure…it fights a case of the frizz.

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other beauty we love

 

Does this list help narrow it down or what? It makes it a little less painful to shop for Fall in July when what you’re going to purchase is so basic. So, have YOU hit the Nordstrom sale yet? What’s on your list of must haves? We want to know. Have a great week, and of course… Happy Anniversary Shopping!

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3 Comments

  1. Really good blogging
    I actually forget about the Nordstrom sale… but planning now to go over
    Thdnks
    And love

  2. I did my first round of shopping on the NSale with just a few basics – some comfortable, loungewear! Now I’m onto round 2 of shopping but bummed that I waited this long since most items arent being shipped until November … Still good deals!

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