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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 try-on session

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It’s here! Early access to Nordstrom’s anniversary sale has started. There is a lot of hype about specific pieces and this sale can feel overwhelming. That is why I decided to do a try-on session to see what pieces that are worth the hype from the sale and what are not.

WHAT I PURCHASED/WHAT I WANT TO BUY:

CASLON side snap tunic sweater

I saw this on a fellow blogger and I fell in love with it the instant I saw it. She pointed out that this sweater is one you can wear with your favorite knee-high boots and a cute hat. It looks so darling with a great pair of jeans as well! I ordered it in a size S because I wanted it to have a little extra room to it. If you want it to be TTS, size down. It does run large.

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Something Navy Mid Slip skirt 

I fell in love with this skirt the instant I grabbed it. The silky fabric is so comfortable. I loved that it runs true to size. While I was taking these pics, I was wearing it in an XXS since that was all that was available. I ordered this skirt in XS.

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Brixton Joanna Hat 

This hat sold out so fast! This is a piece I hope gets re-stocked soon. Brixton has amazing quality when it comes to their wool hats. For sizing, I usually wear S in Brixton hats.

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Quay x Desi Perkins sunglasses 

I love a good sale on Quay sunglasses when I can get them!

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Something Navy V-neck cardigan 

When colder weather approaches, I pretty much live in cardigans. I’m hoping this beauty gets re-stocked so I can get my hands on it.

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BLONDO Nina Waterproof Suede Boot

Nothing beats a pair of shoes that are both fashionable and functional! I am so excited that these beauties are back for this sale. Winters on the east coasts get so brutal so a girl needs to have a pair of shoes that are strong!

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ITEMS I LIKED BUT NOT ENOUGH TO PURCHASE THEM

Halogen Bold Purple and Pink Plaid Coat

I wanted to like this jacket so badly because it looked absolutely charming on Jennifer Lake from Style Charade. Sadly, even in a size XS I still felt like this coat was too big. I looked like a toddler who took her mom’s coat to be cute. 😂

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ASTR THE LABEL Lace Midi Dress

When I got to my local Nordstrom store, there were only two colors I could try: coral or red tannin. I love the color of the wine colored dress. The only problem is that it does run small. I had to take my bra off in order to wear the dress correctly. It’s gorgeous for a date night but I would say not the best for a wedding only because it is a bit busty on the top. In these photos, I am wearing it in a size S.

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SOMETHING NAVY Leopard Crewneck Pullover

I was really excited to try on this sweater because a lot of fellow bloggers looked so cute with this sweater. I was disappointed when I put it on. The length was super awkward for my petite frame. It’s super cozy and has a darling leopard print. In the end, however, there was too much material for it to flatter my petite frame.

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CHELSEA28 Sheer Lace Mock Neck Top

What originally attracted me to this top was the color. I love that it’s a timeless blush pink and the lace itself is made well. The only problem is that it does not come with a cami underneath. That being said, if you do not wear one, everything will show. For these reasons, this top was added to my not purchase pile.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 details

Yay! It’s almost that time of year. Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale will start this week! This is one of my favorite sales of the year because it gives everyone a chance to stock up on fall favorites without spending a fortune when cooler weather arrives. Scroll down to learn what my favorite pieces from last year were, looks and what I will be adding to my cart this anniversary sale.

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom’s fall inventory is debut with items at a sale price for a limited time. It’s the absolute best because you can stock up on pieces like shoes and clothes for yourself while also getting gifts in jewelry, beauty and more!

When does Early Access Start for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale?

This is important to note because you would not believe how fast pieces sell out during early access. The early access sale begins on Thursday, July 12th HOWEVER it is just for Nordstrom cardholders. They have 3 types of cards: Nordstrom store credit card, a Nordstrom Visa Signature card, and a Nordstrom Visa Platinum Card. If you have a least one of them, you will have access to the sale. For more details, CLICK HERE.

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale open to the public?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on Friday, July 19. The sale ends on Sunday, August 4. Pricing for all of Nordstrom’s new fall inventory goes back up on August 5.

What time does the Nordstrom Anniversary sale start?

Since Nordstrom is a Seattle-based company, it’s no surprise that the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 aligns with their home time zone. This means that The Early Access Sale will begin at 12:01 AM PDT on July 12 (i.e. 2:01 AM Central / 3:01 AM Eastern). Public Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 will be at 12:01 AM PDT on July 20. People look forward to this sale every year. So if there is something you really like, I really recommend getting the Nordstrom Card so you do not miss out. I had a jacket that I loved last year that sold out during the early access portion of the sale (and did not get re-stocked). That being said, take advantage of their Pick Up in Store option if you want to avoid long lines.

Will Nordstrom Anniversary restock?

Nordstrom has an amazing return policy. This means that items can be restocked at any minute. Nordstrom’s web team is amazing at keeping up with analytics – making sure that all items available online and in the store are accurate.

Do I have access as to what items are going on sale?

YES! Nordstrom has their Anniversary Sale catalog available online for you to view HERE.

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CECE PLEAT SLEEVE POLKA DOT BLOUSE

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Top: Cece // Jeans: Articles of Society // Bag: LC Lauren Conrad (OLD)


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LEITH CARDIGAN 


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BLANK NYC MOTO JACKET

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Jacket: BLANKNYC // Sweater: J.Crew


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LEITH RIB WRAP SWEATER

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Sweater: Leith (TTS) // Skirt: OLD; similar by Something Navy


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I hope that this post helps you navigate through the sale. Be sure to check back here on the 12th. I will be linking my favorite pieces directly here on the blog. Happy shopping!

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Summer swim favorites

Petite summer

Yay for more days by the pool and the beach! You gotta love summer right? I have been on the hunt for some cute summer swimsuits. This week, I am sharing some of my latest purchases to my swim collection. Here are some of the details that I am loving in my latest swim shopping haul:

Lace detail one piece

Simple, lace detailing is a timeless way to rock a swimsuit. I am in love with one piece bathing suits being a trend! I hope this trend is here to stay!

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Lemon print one piece

Much like gingham, lemon print is the summer print of the season! This charming print is from this year’s Kate Spade line. I will advise that these pieces run small. Be sure to size up! I am wearing my suit in S but will probably be returning it for a size M.

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Shell print one piece

I purchased this suit last year and it continues to be one of my favorite pieces. I was even more delighted to see that Amazon re-stocked this charming piece on their site. This suit runs true to size.

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Petite-friendly​ summer trends 2019

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When it comes to fashion trends, they can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are plenty of petite-friendly summer trends that you can rock with ease.

Puff sleeve tops

These tops can create a flattering silhouette for petite frames. Choose a pair of high-waisted pants to help elongate your frame with ease.

Hair barrettes & headbands

Being petite has its perks! Our smaller frame in our faces allows us to wear headbands and hair barrettes with ease. These pieces are on trend and available under $20.

Wrap dresses

A timeless look that never goes out of style! Wrap dresses help frame our petite frames without swallowing us in too much fabric.

Jumpsuits

Much like rompers, jumpsuits are a chic way to look stylish without feeling like you are being swallowed by too much fabric. My recommendation is to stick with smaller floral prints, polka dots or a solid color. If you want to make yourself look even taller, opt for a jumpsuit with vertical stripes.

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Jumpsuit: J.Crew // Headband: OLD; similar here // Earrings: Majorica

 

 

 

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Why Longwood Gardens is one of my favorite places on Earth

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On the weekend of my 28th birthday, my boyfriend surprised me with a mini road trip to my favorite place on Earth: Longwood Gardens. When I posted photos about my experience on Instagram, I felt inclined to share more photos of the day. Anyone who has ever been to Longwood Gardens will tell you that there is nothing quite like the spectacle and grace of this magnificent park.

Stating the obvious: the flowers!

My love of floral prints and flowers is all over my page. You can see one example here. If you are passionate about floral design or garden, Londwood is going to be your paradise! There is a little bit of everything: enchanting peony gardens, exotic plants and trees standing the tests of time! It was so cool to learn that some of the trees on the property date back as far as the early 40’s! I could not believe the amount of exotic plants we saw.

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It is rich with history

Speaking of history, there is tons of it here! Pierre du Pont purchased what we now know as Longwood Gardens in an attempt to protect the specular trees surrounding the property. His love of gardening resonates through each section of the park. If you look closely, you will see garden inspiration from Italy, France and even Asia! You can see that this the gardens have been here since the 40’s.

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So much to see, so much to do!

There is truly nothing quite like Longwood Gardens. Along with specular fountains, you can also expect to see exquisite architecture along with branded wine and beer barrel carts. Longwood Gardens is truly a place for everyone – especially if you are a photographer!

Have you ever been to Longwood Gardens? Feel fee to share your experiences in the comments below!

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Dress: Maggy London // Lipstick: Urban Decay

 

 

 

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Petite friendly brands you might not know about

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The struggle is so when you are below 5’5. Thankfully over the years, several brands have recognized that women simply do not have the time (and sometimes resources) to get every single piece of clothing they own hemmed. So today I am sharing petite friendly brands that you might not know about to make your life as a petite lady easier!

Banana Republic

From feminine dresses to tailored suit separates, Banana Republic’s petite fashion has pieces for pretty much any occasion.

Maggy London

I recently got introduced to Maggy London in the past few years. They have timeless pieces and their petite section really understands a petite frame. I love that their dresses are true to size. Hallelujah!

LC Lauren Conrad

I have been praying that LC Lauren Conrad come out with a petite section and now they have one! It’s online only but now this means that we can enjoy her dresses without feel like a toddler in mom’s dress!

Loft

Another great store to shop at if you are petite! I generally like to shop there for seperate pieces like sweaters, tops and skirts.

Gal Meets Glam

Everyone’s favorite feminine fashion blogger has the more darling clothing line. Her line also has petite styled dresses and jumpsuits (and lots of floral prints).

Ann Taylor

Very similar to Banana Republic, Ann Taylor is also a great place for petites to find feminine dresses along with corporate casual styled clothing. Similar to Rent the Runway, they now have a renting service so you can try their pieces on before you chose to purchase them.

Eliza J

I fall in love with this brand more and more each year. Their dresses are made so well. I love their petite maxi dresses – no hemming required!

Kut from the Kloth

My favorite petite denim jacket is by Kut from the Kloth and it’s a lifesaver. It fits like a glove. Plus they also have petite styled jeans too!

Express

I remember going to Express stores during my first few years of college and leaving disappointed because certain dresses wouldn’t fit right. Now, Express has a petite line that includes their signature dresses, bottoms and tops.

J.Crew

A brand that I wear time and time again because of their timeless pieces. From dresses, to tailored pants and blazers, it’s hard not to find a lot of their pieces in my wardrobe.

ASOS

ASOS’ online shop offers sizes in regular, petite and plus styled clothing. I personally have not ordered from ASOS yet (because I am a creature of habit and order from the same places) but I have a lot of fellow bloggers who love the pieces they get and of course, love their price points.

Photography by Randy Lange Photography 

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Dress: Banana Republic (runs small, size up)*  // Sandals: LC Lauren Conrad // Tulle Skirt: OLD; similar here of under $50! // Hair piece: Amazon (under $10)

*for this photoshoot I wore this dress in 4P (my usual size). It just barely fit me. I ended up going back to BR to exchange the dress for 6P.

 

 

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3 reasons why you need a trench coat in your wardrobe

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Trench coats are my favorite pieces to whip out when spring comes around. This time of year spring lots of sun and LOTS of rain. So today I am sharing with you all why you need to add a trench coat to your wardrobe.

Trench coats are timeless

These coats never go out of style! I love that they can stand the test of time and still look amazing no matter what year it is.

They are great for layering

Trench coats are pieces that are effortless to layer with. For these photos I chose to go with a sweater and jeans. However, you can easily pair a trench coat with your favorite dress or business casual pants.

Owning a trench coat means you have a piece that flatters all body types

What I love about trench coats is that they flatter all bodies types. Thankfully, many retailers offer styles in petite, tall and curvy styles for all to enjoy!

Bottom line: If you get a trench coat, it’s a piece that you will have on repeat over and over again in the spring. Consider adding a trench coat to your wardrobe to enjoy a piece that is timeless, perfect for layering and will flatter all body types.

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Coat: Land’s End // Sweater: Rent the Runway // Jeans: Articles of Society *gifted to me by the brand // Shoes: TOMS

Photos by Victoria Saperstein Photography

 

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