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Absolute #1 Go-To Casual Look for Fall from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Fashion Blog Posts, Fave Picks, FashionAnneke McConnell

So who's having FUN shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Even as a design and style blogger, this sale is quite overwhelming, so I hope these posts help you out.

This outfit below is something I wold personally wear

Maybe it's a Seattle, Pacific Northwest thing, but it really is a great all-around outfit - change the boots for flip flops and take off the cardigan and literally there's our northwest summer outfit! ;-)

Below are the prices BEFORE and AFTER the sale.  Remember, right now it is Early Access for cardholders (debit/credit) and the sale opens to the public July 22nd.

*****Suggestion!!! Get on it with the boots, because some items are already selling out in the more common sizes!  I'm working on a "Boots Comparison" video for you guys today. 

Perfect t-shirt comes in 6 colors, $15.90 DURING sale, $24 AFTER sale (I bought 4 of these for this steal of a price on this deep v-neck tee! It is SO flattering!)

Open Front Pocket Cardigan - comes in 7 colors, $31.90 DURING sale, $48 AFTER sale (staple item for fall that goes with everything)

Denim Skinny Jeans - $38.90 DURING sale, $59 AFTER sale (my go to affordable jeans that work with my petite curvy frame)

Vince Camuto Pull On Ankle Boots - comes in black and khaki, $99.90 DURING sale, $159.95 AFTER sale. ( I love the pull on, "loose" ankle and the heel is not too high and comfortable. I got THIS heeled ankle bootie too for a similar look at a little lower price)

Faux Leather Drawstring Tote - comes in 4 colors, $35.90 DURING sale, $55 AFTER sale (I didn't think I'd like this from the online photo, but LOVED it in person! It's just a great all-around affordable tote)

Beaded Circle Pendant Necklace - comes in two color options, $15.90 DURING sale, $24.00 AFTER sale ( this is such a pretty necklace that will go with anything. I picked up more for gifts!)

Criss-Cross Ring (not in sale) - my fave ring for only $32. You can also find it HERE for extended sizes.



I love, love LOVE this outfit. Every. Single. Piece.  I'm working on a video for you guys today to show comparisons and chat about some things that surprised me when I went into the store, some comparisons of products, etc.

Happy shopping ladies - if you'd like to see more ideas from the Nordstrom sale, head to THIS blog post!





Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 #Nsale Tips for Success!

Fashion, Fave PicksAnneke McConnell

If you following along, especially on Instagram, there is A LOT of buzz going on about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale right now since Early Access begins this Thursday, July 14th.

But all that chatter is for GOOD reason!

This is the sale of sales when pre-season fall and winter items are majorly discounted to post season sale prices!  This means the best selection at lowest prices. Thumbs up to that!


Last year was my first year taking the girls and it was SO fun!


I'm excited to treat you ladies to some extra special attention, so before I get into the details and tips, make sure you SIGN UP BELOW for exclusive email only giveaways and reviews, plus I'm planning to venture out a bit this year and include some LIVE Q. & A. videos on Facebook!

OK! So with this sale, comes (in my honest opinion), complete overwhelm.  There are hundreds and hundreds of items that are discounted, but that's what us style bloggers are here for >>> to inspire and you with your closets and help you build the confidence to wear what you love!


Here a several tips to help you navigate the madness of the #nSale and actually have FUN!

1.  Make sure you are signed up for the Nordstrom debit or credit card!

Cardholders get an entire week of early access (no debt required with the debit card option!) with the best selcetion!  Plus, being a card member has other great benefits you can learn more about on the page to sign up. If you're not a cardholder yet, you can sign up HERE.

2. Go through your closet.

Not gonna lie.....sales like this can be extremely overwhelming.  Everything looks so cute and the deals are steep, BUT we want you to add items to your closet that you need or want AND make you feel great.  No buyers remorse here (although Nordstrom's return policy is like none other amazing)!

Take a little time to go through your closet and figure out what fits well or doesn't.'s ok to let go of those items that don't make you feel GREAT!  I'm considering doing this personally LIVE on Facebook - the Great Closet Clean Out!! Should I?! Let me know - maybe on Wednesday!

Also, just check if items are worn and need thrown out or donated, so you have a list of specific items to look out for during the sale. ;-)

3. Have a list!

Yes! This will be so much more fun if you have a list of items to search for online versus random browsing. Browsing is super fun in my opinion, so if you love doing that, go for it.  Have that list too though!

Booties, statement jewelry, watches


4. Think GIFTS!

Many people take advantage of these pre-season sales to snag cute gifts for Christmas, birthdays, etc. like watches, leather boots, winter coats and outerwear, skirts, dresses, purses and designer handbags (I have my eye on the most beautiful Tory Burch bag! - wink* wink* husband!), and oh my word the jewelry. Just yes. 

You name it - it's there. Don't forget home decor and beauty items! It's the perfect time to save and be done.


5. Stop saying, "I could never wear that" and Don't be afraid to try new things!

I can't tell you how many times I wasn't too sure about a fashion item, but decided to try it and LOVED it!  Sometimes we are so supportive of others, but unknowingly stick ourselves in "a box".

Don't be afraid to branch out and try those skinny jeans, heels, booties, fun patterned top, or fall hat.  You may surprise yourself!

Have a beautiful day!