Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Handbag Edit

Hi, Everyone! Did you have a great weekend? We did! My husband was out of town on business for part of the weekend, so I met my parents for dinner with the littles on Friday night, which was really nice to see them. Yesterday, was pretty low key, so we relaxed most of the day. The weekends always fly by too fast. Either way, I hope your Monday is off to a great start so far!

Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong, I thought I’d write a post on my favorite handbags in the sale. One of my favorite Sole Society handbags sold out (love their stuff, but I’ll let you know if it gets restocked!), but there are still some great bags left in the sale! Handbags can really elevate any look you’re wearing, so here are my favorites.

Happy Shopping!

Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Tote

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This tote is so perfect for everyday. It will go with every outfit (even workout clothes). It’s classic, won’t break the bank, and I really like the English Saddle color. It comes in 3 other colors.

Tory Burch Frida Pebbled Leather Tote

TB Pebbled Leather Tote
I really prefer totes, because they hold everything (#momlife), but it’s more the “structured” look of the tote that I love. It’s definitely a splurge, but a polished one you’ll never get tired of in your closet.

Ted Baker London Crossbody Bag

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This is the perfect pop of pink, and a great date night handbag! So cute! It also comes in a neutral grey color as well.

ALLSAINTS Raye Leather Tote

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I love this simplicity of this tote. It’s very tailored looking, yet still modern enough for everyday use. It’s casual, but what I’d consider “dressed up casual,” which is more my style.

Tory Burch Frida Stitched Suede Satchel

Tory Burch Suede Satchel

This suede satchel is absolutely beautiful for Fall/Winter. I love, love, love the port color. It is an investment, but one you won’t regret!

What handbags are you loving in the sale?

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Have a happy day!
~KSSBelle

TGIF + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

Happy Friday, Friends! I know that everyone is excited it’s Friday, and that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all for shopping! YAY!

There are still a TON of cute, classic things in the sale, so I’ve rounded up some more of my favorites for you!

Happy Shopping!

Pleione Pleat Inset French Terry Top

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A cute stripe, peplum top? Say no more.

Cece Jada Scallop Shirtdress

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This dress looks like a Kate Spade design, but for a fraction of the price. So chic.

Chelsea28 Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress

Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress

This navy dress is so pretty, and flattering. Long sleeve shift, with ruffles? Oh, and did I mention it’s under $100 (during the sale!)?

Vince Camuto Jumpsuit

Vince Jumpsuit

This is so gorgeous. The “poppy” color is my favorite. It also comes in black.

Halogen Poplin Peplum Top

Halogen Peplum top

This peplum top is darling. It’s great to wear now, and for layering in the Fall/Winter.

Gibson Bell Sleeve Fleece Pullover

bell sleeve sweaterThis sweater comes in several colors, but I love the grey. It would look so cute with jeans and leggings for something more casual. I can see myself wearing this to preschool drop-off, a lot.

Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

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Another classic skinny jean, under $100 (during the sale!).

 Hinge Barris Block Heel bootie

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This is the first bootie that I actually have fallen for this year. It’s a low heel (which is nice, since I’m 5’10), and the cut is timeless. I see this pair in my future.

Kate Spade New York Watch

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This watch is stunning, and the two-tone is perfect. My wedding set is white gold, but I wear my grandmother’s engagement ring which is gold and platinum on my right hand. This watch is a classic in my book.

Tahari Maria Double Face Wool Wrap Coat

Tahari Wrap coat
This coat is beautiful, and will go with everything you wear. Dress it up or down.

Ted Baker London Wool Blend Wrap Coat

Ted Baker London

Coats are my weakness. This wrap coat is absolutely stunning, and will be in your closet for years to come.

Tory Burch Frida Leather Satchel

TB Frida Satchel
I love, love, LOVE this handbag. It comes in 3 colors, but the blush is calling my name.

PAIGE Transcend Hoxton High Waist undone hem

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I keep coming back to these jeans. I really like the staggered raw hem for something different. You can totally dress these up or down depending on where you’re headed.

What have you found in the sale that you love?

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Have a happy weekend!
~KSSBelle

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Top Picks

T.G.I.F! I know that everyone’s excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that’s going on right now for cardholders, so I’ll keep it short & sweet for you!

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I picked out what I consider the “classics” from this sale.

Happy Shopping, Friends!

Halogen Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress

Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress
This dress is so cute & your classic LBD. Every girl needs a LBD. I love the button back detail for a fun twist, plus, who can turn down a ruffle hem? I know I can’t.

J.Crew Tipped Pajama Shirt

J.Crew Tipped Pajama Shirt

 

You can’t go wrong with this one. Imagine with jeans, white jeans, cropped black pants & more. Pink tipping? Sold.

Chelsea28 Bell Sleeve Poplin Top

Bell Sleeve Poplin Top

Another bell sleeve blouse that can be dressed up or down. Love the layered bell look.

DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans

DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans

I have a pair of DL1961 Maternity jeans & loved them (The Emma Jean, for anyone currently expecting). When I was expecting our second, I wore them almost every single day, literally. This brand is amazing & worth every penny. They don’t stretch out, and you can’t beat the price. Under $100 for a classic, skinny jean.

 Halogen Soft Ruffle Jacket

Soft Ruffle Jacket

This jacket is adorable & under $100 right now (during the sale). I bought the smoke pink color. I really like a bright pastel coat during the colder months. If pink isn’t your thing, it also comes in a grey color. The ruffle/peplum waist, mixed with the tie waist is such a modern take on two classics. Well done.

Halogen Tweed Jacket

Halogen Tweed Jacket

This jacket looks like one J.Crew had last year, for a fraction of the price. You can wear this with jeans, dresses, skirts & more. The options are endless. I believe there is a matching skirt to it, if you work in a more traditional office.

Halogen Cashmere Off The Shoulder Sweater

Halogen Cashmere OTS

This would be a really cute sweater for date nights. Love carrying the off the shoulder trend into the winter months, and it looks really cozy. It comes in 3 other colors.

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Poncho

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Poncho

 This poncho is a game changer for anyone, especially a busy Mom getting everyone else ready for work/school in the mornings. You want to look polished, but are short on time? This is your ticket. Throw this on over a basic tee with your favorite jeans, grab your handbag, and go! Perfect for football games/tailgating, too. Dress it up or down.

Halogen Square Silk Scarf

Ditsy Square Silk Scarf

 Cannot say enough great things about the silk scarf. I’ve been wearing them since I was in college. You can wear it as a scarf, tie it on your handbag strap or even wear it in your hair as a headband/ponytail. I ordered this navy color. So pretty.

Nordstrom Round Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

 The detail on these earrings is amazing. I love my real diamond earrings that my husband gave me, but I rarely wear them right now due to running around with two little ones. These are so pretty, and you can think of them as your “kid-friendly” diamonds, (or cubic zirconia) ha! No need to worry about losing a diamond earring on the playground. Feel better? I do.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Canvas Tote

Monogram Canvas Totes

 

This tote would be a great gift idea.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Cosmetic Case

Cathy's Concepts Monogram Cosmetic Case

This comes in a few other colors. I like the green/navy combination. Another great gift idea.

Living Proof Full Hair Care Trio

Living Proof Full Hair

Did anyone else lose their volume after having your babies like I did? If you’re looking for fuller, more voluminous hair, try this shampoo & conditioner set, they work. I haven’t tried the dry shampoo, but I bet it will work as well.

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats

Dear Santa, they’ll go with everything. Love, me, in July.

 Tory Burch Crossbody Bag
Tory Burch Crossbody Bag

I love this handbag, everything about it.

Have you been shopping the sale? Loving it so far? There’s so much good stuff, at such great prices.

Have a great weekend!
~KSSBelle

J.Crew & Nordstrom – First Signs of Fall

This morning I received my very first J.Crew Fall email. Thank you, J.Crew. I cannot tell you how excited/relieved I am to see this today. The weather here has been insanely hot to the point that I’m starting to feel cabin fever. We step out to run an errand or two, and you feel like you need another shower – it’s that hot my friends. I am dreaming of the days that I can go outside with my little one, and feel like we can play for hours outdoors. It’s coming…soon!
I know everyone has been stocking up for Fall during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and so between browsing that sale, and getting the new Fall arrivals email from J.Crew, I told my husband I’m only shopping for Fall from now on. Or, if I see a sale rack, I am only buying items that can take me into Fall.
Call me ridiculous, but I get to a point in the Summer where I could care less about Summer clothing anymore. I know what you’re thinking…”A fashion blogger who doesn’t care about Summer clothing?” Let me correct you, I like it in the beginning of the season, it’s not that I don’t care about Summer clothing completely, it’s that I literally come alive in the Fall/Winter/Spring months. Fall/Spring fashion inspires me so much more. And, it’s not that I don’t appreciate the Summer months, because I do. I just don’t like the “dog days of Summer.” That’s when I am no longer “inspired” by Summer clothing. It becomes a matter of “surviving the last of the Summer days,” at least for me.

Let’s remember that I also have background in working in retail, and we were always way ahead of the season we were in, so talking about Fall in the Spring/Summer is totally “normal” for me. I was writing the “Fall Look Book” in the Spring.

So, here’s what I’m loving in the J.Crew New Arrivals and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! And, here’s to dreaming about cooler temperatures and falling leaves…

 Peplum Tank Top

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This would look great now with a pair of white jeans, and then again in the Fall by adding a blazer/cardigan.

Merino Wool V-neck Tunic Sweater
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This is an everyday staple. It comes in so many colors that you won’t get bored, and the fit is incredibly flattering for most. Add a puffer vest or a tailored coat, and you’ve got two looks, one casual, one dressy.

Excursion Quilted Down Vest
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These are already backordered; however, if you can wait, it’s worth it. I wear my puffer vests  (like this one above) with dresses, jeans, skinny pants and workout clothes. This is a very versatile piece.

Dragonfly Earrings
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These are really pretty, and a fun addition to a Fall outfit, or even now. I love any combination of pink and green. I will be waiting for these to go on sale, but definitely a pair to add to my jewelry collection.

 Halogen Olson Pointy Toe Studded Flats
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Halogen Olson Pointy Toe Studded Flat
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Both of these pointy toe flats are staples for Fall. I love the pale pink color because it will go with so many outfits, and the animal print is a no brainer for me. I LOVE the price tag, too.

Chelsea Pleated Hem Sweater
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This sweater is adorable, and I love the pleated hemline. I may have to order this one in the navy/black combination. This would look perfect with skinny pants and denim.

What are you’re thoughts on the heat?
Do you have any favorites from J.Crew’s new arrivals?

I apologize for complaining about the heat, but it’s really getting to me this Summer. I am so looking forward to Fall outfit posts…coming soon!

Have a great day!
~KSSBelle