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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Nordstrom AnniversaryAnneke McConnell

Hey friends! The time has come for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but before I dive into what I am buying personally and some recommended items, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you, especially if this is your first time shopping the sale. :-)


1. This is my 3rd year shopping the sale, and while I'm excited because it truly has AMAZING SALE PRICES for brand new Fall items, I feel like in the past it was way too easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all and buy things that weren't really my style OR that fit my lifestyle as a stay at home/work at home mom.  

With that said, I'd definitely suggest shopping the sale with a list of TOP items you're shopping for, and don't stray too far unless you find something you absolutely LOVE or is a crazy steal. Last year for me, that was the GloPro Microneedling Tool, and I am still SO HAPPY with that purchase.

GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool Face and Eye Set

It is included in the Anniversary Sale again this year at $100 off and I can't recommend it enough after using it for the past year! 30's are REAL if ya know what I mean! ;-)


2. The people that work at Nordstrom are SUPER nice people, and to be honest, I used to be super intimidated to walk into the store and ask for help. It sounds so silly now! If you're interested in checking items out at your local store, don't be shy and set up an appt. I have yet to meet any associate that isn't an absolute gem!

This North Face fleece pullover has been a go-to, so the Thread and Supply pullover in the sale is a MUST for anyone looking to stay cozy in the Fall and Winter months. Along with the Zella Live In Leggings (aka essentials) you'll be set for comfort. :-)


3. Tomorrow we're headed out for a family staycation to beach house on Whidbey Island (follow along on Instagram stories!) so I'm personally just shopping the Nordy sale online and looking forward to some happy mail when we get home. For the sale, I'm focusing on fall and winter sweaters, denim, ankle boots, some coats, handbags, and workout gear like workout leggings, workout tanks and tennis shoes. :-)

This jacket here is almost identical to a major favorite jacket in this year's sale!! TTS


Here are a few items I currently have in my cart and some top picks! Fingers crossed my final picks will arrive in the mail quickly! :-)




I basically LIVE in cozy sweaters all Fall and Winter so I can't wait to stock up on them!! The prices are too good! THIS SWEATER is my absolute TOP pick!  I love it!!!!




Over the years I have found an appreciation for some well fitting denim, and have been able to drastically declutter my closet by investing in some jeans that really fit well. For me this means fitting my petite self and maintaining excellent shape retention. Basically, they stretch and are comfortable, but don't actually stretch out and get saggy.  I personally love AG, Rag and Bone, and Articles of Society.




Remember that most of these boots and shoes are available in multiple colors! 


See those tall black boots on the left, third row down? Having owned a pair by this brand before, I can say with confidence how comfortable they are! I'm getting that boot this year in the Rust Suede, which is such a stunning color! 

I'll continue to add to update this post, but for now these are my top picks!  Next I'm focusing on coats (THIS ONE IS IN MY CART!!), handbags (this Tory Burch bag has my eye), and jewelry (I was shocked at the price on this Michele watch)!






I can't wait to share more! The sale is GOOD this year and items are already selling out, crazy as that is!!


I hope this helps you navigate the sale a little better! I'll share more as the items I bought arrive in the mail, but in the meantime, don't stress it and HAVE FUN!!


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Nordstrom I love you, but.......

Deals, Fashion, Fashion Blog Posts, Fave PicksAnneke McConnell

Ok ladies. It's officially the Nordstrom Clearance Event and even as a style blogger I was completely overwhelmed with the 160+ pages of options in the women's section alone!

Like DANG, that's a lot of cuteness to go through and choose from! Lol Sweaters, coats, boots, hats, jewelry, cardigans,'s ALL there. ;-)

This is just one reason why I love what I do - to save you hours of time so you can spend that with your kiddos or with girlfriends over a glass (or two) of wine.

I decided to make today's blog post "Boutique Style" to share items in the clearance sale I've narrowed down as favorites.  First, a Women's Boutique and second, a Home Items Boutique.

FYI, I've been waiting for these ankle boots to go on sale so I could snag them in black. I've had them in the brown for a couple years and still love them!

Also, at the end of today's post, I've narrowed down some weekend sales if you're looking for some deals heading into the Thanksgiving holiday!

Have fun shopping ladies - I'd love to know if you find something for you, your family or gifts!




Here are a few weekend sales worth noting:

Williams Sonoma - up to 50% off of cookware

Crate & Barrel - up to 20% off wine and dine items

BCBGMAXAZRIA - up to 30% off select items 

Banana Republic - up to 40% off family & friends events

West Elm - 20-30% off sofas, sectionals, chairs, furniture, rugs, and more



Have an awesome weekend!



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Fashion Friday: 76 of The Best Scarves for Fall plus 3 Tips to find the right one for YOU!

Fashion Blog PostsAnneke McConnell

Happy Fashion Friday you guys!  Earlier this week on Instagram I had a candid confession about my struggle with style blogging at times amidst those things that matter so much more - many of you were so encouraging and I thank you for that.  It's a fine line, and I hope my hear for people always shows brighter than my love of piecing things together.

It's why my style motto is "Dress for the Occasion". Ours lives are made up of so many facets from working out, to home projects, lounging around, date nights with our husband, or a girl's night out.

With that said, I decided to pull together some resources for you if you're looking for a cute new scarf for this Fall and Winter.  There are a few things to keep in mind when finding the perfect fit:


  1. Determine the Shape: Are you more comfortable in a long oblong rectangular scarf or a big square blanket scarf?  As a petite person, I tried a square one and it completely overwhelmed my frame.  The oblong scarves really allow me to create several looks including long vertical lines to add "height."
  2. Determine the Weight: Are you looking for that war cozy blanket scarf that you'd take off once inside, or a lighter, thinner material that keeps you warm and you can keep on all day. Maybe this is a PNW thing? I'm not sure. Lol
  3. Determine Pattern or Color: What colors do you wear most often?  How about patterns?  I'd suggest going for a scarf or scarves that is within a color scheme you wear often so it goes with multiple outfits.  Also, if you tend to wear patterns, go with a solid colored scarf,. Likewise, if you tend to wear solids, go with some scarves with patterns like classic plaid, stripes, a cheetah print, or even a floral with muted colors, etc.


I find that I personally gravitate toward lightweight striped scarves in the spring and summer and plaid scarves in the fall and winter.  To each their own!

Below are just a handful of recommendations to get you started, but ASOS is probably my favorite place so far to find a large variety of scarves where I love ALL of them! Groopdealz is also having a HUGE discount right now on 36 styles of blanket scarves! #score


Have a great weekend!



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Fashion Friday: Bordeaux Drape Front Jacket For Fall

Fashion Blog PostsAnneke McConnell
Bordeaux Drape Front Jacket for Fall
Bordeaux Drape Front Jacket for Fall
Bordeaux Drape Front Jacket for Fall

All smiles here today as the kids headed off to school this week and we're getting back into a good routine! The weather is turning crisp here in the Seattle area and I'm turning toward beautiful fall colors like bordeaux, olive green, burnt orange, etc.

These drape front style jackets are flattering on most people since they have nice angles to them and don't require buttoning or zipping.

In this outfit, I paired the leather jacket with my go-to tunic and neutral fall ankle booties from the Nsale.  This definitely makes me feel chic and put together, but still able to run around as a mama of three!





Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend guys!


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