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!
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?!
In honor of summer, I am sharing my love of stripes this week. Because though they can be worn all year (and I do!), there is something inherently “summery” about them!
Stripes are something that I came to later in life; I don’t remember loving them as a young girl, or even in college. But starting in my twenties, and coinciding (not coincidentally) with my love affair with J. Crew, I started to fall in love with stripes.
I love wearing white all year, but of course it’s real home is during the spring and summer seasons. But probably my favorite way of wearing white is to do it head-to-toe. Monochrome dressing has been having a moment lately in all different palettes; with people wearing head-to toe-red, or pink, or denim, which I actually love.
There is something so crisp and clean about Spring, and I think that extends to dressing as well. White is one of my favorite colors (I’m sure you’ve noticed that!) I love it in decor, obviously, but it’s one of my favorite colors to wear as well. And I especially love denim with white. Maybe the reason I love it so much is it’s representative of the blue and white in decor that I’m so fond of. And denim with white is a near perfect combo. Just like blue and white in decor, it’s a fresh take on the season that reads “Spring” loud and clear!
Each spring I like to do a post on the biggest trends for the season. There is something so fun about getting a few new items to add some pep to your wardrobe!
I try to focus on trends that I think will stay around longer, or will have more staying power, as I don’t want to spend money on things that are only here for one season. And to that point, I also don’t think you need to spend a lot on these trends. This is the time to shop the less expensive stores and not pay an arm and a leg. You’ll have a few new things that make you feel more up-to-date and that freshen up your closet, but you haven’t spent so much that you need to feel guilty if they don’t last longer than a season or two. For basics and classic items that are true investment pieces, I do think it’s worth spending more if you can afford it. (I wrote a post here on what to spend more on if you are interested).