Hi everyone! Today is a very special Thursday as it is the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! That means if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale today, 8 days before the general public! So if you are not already a cardholder, I highly recommend you become one (click here to apply)! Not only do you get access to this amazing sale-of-all-sales well before the public, but you also earn points for every dollar spent! However, if you don’t want another credit card, have no fear, you can peruse my list here and make some notes on items you like, and shop on July 20th when the sale goes public!
For today’s Friday Favorites post I thought I would talk fashion. I haven’t done a fashion post in many weeks and I miss them! I love decorating and design inspiration, but when fall rolls around, I definitely fall into that “back to school” spirit and get in the mood to shop. Not a whole overhaul, just a little closet refresh. And one thing I love to buy, especially in the fall, is coats. I’m a coat lover (as I’ve shared before!) Seriously, I definitely should be living somewhere other than Southern California! However, an absolute classic coat that I didn’t have until last year is a classic trench coat. And it’s ironic since of all the coats that might be most appropriate for California winters, it would be the trench!
Happy Thursday friends, and not just any Thursday! Today is the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! That means if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale today, 8 days before the general public!
Normally I’m not a huge sale person when it comes to fashion. I don’t line up for warehouse sales, or run to the Zara sale when it comes (even though I adore that store). But the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is truly a one-of-a-kind event. This sale is the only sale I’ve heard of that marks down things that are new! That’s right, brand-new-for-fall items at super-sale prices! You don’t have to wait to get that item you love, so that by the time it finally goes on sale, the season is almost over. You can buy your new fall items, at a discount, and wear them first thing in the fall!! How great is that?!
Today I’m talking about a color that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with for a long time. As many of you know, I had red as an accent color in my family room and kitchen for many years (I only recently got rid of it and talked about changing to blue). But I no longer gravitate to it at all in interiors, at least for now. I think I just had it for too long – it was in my house in one form or another for about 15 years!
|LOVE this mustard coat – and that adorable scarf too!|
|This is just iconic. Olivia Palermo looking as stylish as always with one of the prettiest green statement coats I’ve ever seen!|
|I adore this plaid one!|
|The elegance of an all-white coat.|
|Love the double-breasted style of this one.|
|This coat I’ve shown before in my post about houndstooth. Sorry, I couldn’t not show it again – it’s amazing!|
|Love the unusual diamond pattern on this one! The definition of a statement coat!|
|Love this unusual color.|
|Another great pattern!|
|Another great mustard coat. This makes me want to find a yellow coat so badly!|
|Well, you know how I feel about a leopard coat. Staple and a statement coat, all in one package!!|
Plaid in fashion…..
|One of my favorite pins ever! Love the colorful scarf against the camel coat.|
|I’m seriously in love with this coat! Why am I such a coat person when I live in Southern California???!|
|Tartain pants! Adorable.|
|Perfect casual winter day outfit! And those red wellies!!|
Plaid in Christmas decor….=&3=&
|Possibly the cutest porch scene ever! Perfection. Via Craftberry Bush.|
|Love the pop this plaid gives to this otherwise very neutral room. And how cute are those window shades?|
|Just lovely. Via Craftaholics Anonymous.|
|This is a tablescape I did recently using my new plates from Home Goods. The whole tablescape (with sources) can be seen here.|
|Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|Again, just a touch of plaid in a neutral room can be very sophisticated.|
|Via Pottery Barn.|
|Beautiful! Via In Good Taste.|
|Just a touch in this room really pops. Via Pottery Barn.|
|Love this tablesetting. Via Williams Sonoma.|