Beauty, Lifestyle, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Sale 2018

    Best BEAUTY Buys on Sale | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    I hope I prepped you enough with this post about Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale because Early Access is in full swing! One of the first things I like to stock up on are the beauty steals and deals. I spotted so many great products included in the sale and have a feeling they won’t last on the shelves. In today’s post I’m sharing a TON of my picks that I currently own and use on a regular basis. (I’ll also be posting a full IGTV video recap on my Instagram too!) I recommend shopping now, so you can mark everything off your list and update your beauty routine. Keep reading for the best beauty buys in this year’s Nordstrom sale!

    Shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty HERE!

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    Hair Products

    I’m always looking for ways to keep my hair looking its best, and I leave it to the right products to help me achieve that. Brands like Aveda and Drybar have always been favorites, so I’m definitely stocking up on both of those! Also a favorite is Alterna, and there jumbo bottles are included in the sale!



    I’m a true product junkie, so I’m really excited to see so many makeup sets exclusive to the sale – so you don’t want to miss out. With brands that rarely go on sale, like Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Nars, and Lancome in the mix, it’s your chance to splurge on luxury makeup without regret.



    Skincare products can get super expensive, so I like to take advantage of the sale to test out high-ticket skincare brands. I have my eyes on picks from Kate Somerville and Lancome. Plus La Mer is topping my list of sets to try.



    Even fragrance is on sale! From Jo Malone to Chanel and Viktor & Rolf, grab your most-loved scents. You can pick between full-sized sets or rollers – such great gift ideas!


    Heat Tools

    If you have ever considered trying a professional-grade styling tool, this is the time! Quality heat tools are important so you can minimize damage and keep your hair healthy. Nordstrom covered the full spectrum of haircare tools in their sale with pro-quality blowdryers and irons – I use my T3 heat tools religiously!


    Skincare Tools

    There are so many new innovations in the skincare world that I’ve been meaning to try. I actually picked up the NuFace’s Facial Toning Device, and I’m also really interested in the microneedling set. My skin needs all the TLC it can get after all this traveling.


    Head to Nordstrom for all the best beauty buys from the Anniversary Sale!

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    What I Bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    Yesterday, I got to preview the 2018 Nordstrom Sale before Early Access began (SO much sale goodness this year)! It’s always helpful for me to be able to touch and try-on everything in advance to give you guys accurate info/details once it starts. And although I couldn’t try every single item on, I did have some standout favorites from what I added to my (very full) dressing room. See below for what I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and what I think you guys should be looking for this year.

    I’ll be adding mirror selfies and try-on sessions throughout the day over on my IG Stories and will eventually add ALL the photos to this post!

    Ps. See my comprehensive Nordstrom Sale Shoe Guide here!

    Keep Reading What I Bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    Sweater: Caslon dolman sweater in Pink | Wear off the shoulder or on. Fits TTS. | UNDER $40

    Jeans: Free People distressed high waist in Sky | Fit true to size, and I LOVE the fit of them. | UNDER $55 – can’t believe this price!

    Shoes: Halogen leopard slingbacks | Fit true to size and so comfy! | Only $65

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    Best SHOES on Sale | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    Each year, Nordstrom gives us a tiny peek at what to expect in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale when they release the official sale catalog. But time around, they gave us a HUGE look at what to expect when it comes to SHOES. The sale shoes are always my number one priority, and I always hit up that department first. So I knew that I had to dedicate my first blog post to the very best shoes on sale this year! Below, you’ll see all of my picks from booties, to flats, to heels to tall boots, and I’ve noted which are under $50 – YES UNDER $50 y’all!

    Click on Any Item Below OR Here: Best Shoes on Sale


    So many styles are covered in studs this season! I’m loving the little edgy details that I’m seeing on everything from booties to heels and loafers to mules. Surprisingly, when paired with suede the studs can look quite chic! I definitely encourage trying out this trend on at least one pair of shoes from the sale.


    I’ll be honest, I wasn’t real sure what to think about all the slingbacks in the sale – until I tried them on. These are not the old school versions that come to mind when you hear the word “slingback.” These updated styles are very feminine and flattering on the foot. Look for them in both flat and heel versions.


    Mules are back for another season! I’m so glad because I basically live in this super comfy slip-on style, and I’m STILL wearing the ones I snagged from last year’s sale! This year, we see them in more colors, embellished with bows and with chunky heels.

    Which are your favorites?! Check my IG Stories today to see even MORE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale coverage!

    Ps. See my previous post with ALL of the complete Nordstrom Sale information and how to shop Early Access before the sale goes live to the public!

    Lifestyle, Summer Outfit, Travel

    My Nantucket Travel Guide with Lilly Pulitzer & White Elephant

    Last month, I got to be a part of a DREAM trip with Lilly Pulitzer to celebrate their new “Lilly Pulitzer Cottage” at White Elephant Nantucket! Ever since visiting the island for a quick day trip two summers ago, I’ve been dying to get back to it’s beautiful hydrangea-filled yards and charming homes. Along with Jen from Style Charade, Brittany from Loverly Grey and Jenn from Haute Off the Rack, we were able to experience the best of Nantucket, and I’m here to spill all the details in today’s post! If you’re planning an upcoming trip or hope to get there one day, keep reading for my Nantucket travel guide!

    Where is Nantucket and How to Get There:

    Nantucket is an island right off the eastern peninsula of Massachusetts known as Cape Cod. There are two ways to get there: take a high-speed ferry (about an hour ride from Hyannis port) or fly directly into the very small airport (on a very small plane) directly onto the island. What they say is true y’all – sometimes the best places to visit are the ones that take a little longer to get to!

    Ps. See my post from my very first trip to Cape Cod + Nantucket here!

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    Nordstrom, Sale Alert, Shop With Me

    What You Need to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

    The biggest sale of the year is just around the corner y’all.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is when Nordstrom releases all of their brand new fall arrivals – then majorly marks them down. That means you have the chance to shop the sale before items hit the racks at full price. AKA fall’s newest goods at a better price + before everyone else shops them in the fall.

    How: To shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early (July 12-19), you have to be a Nordstrom cardholder. If you aren’t already signed up, becoming one is a pretty easy – see how to sign up here. Your other option is to wait until the sale opens to the public on July 20th. Keep in mind a lot of things will be already be sold out by the time the sale opens to the public. 

    PS. Make sure to sign up for my email newsletter to get notified of the BEST items on sale as soon as it starts! (Sign-up is on the right-hand side of this page.)

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Dates

    July 12-19th | EARLY ACCESS

    Private sale, open to cardholders only!

    July 20th-August 5th | PUBLIC SALE

    Opens to everyone.

    What To Know About The 2018 Nordstrom Sale

    What To Know About The 2018 Nordstrom Sale

    I’ve been a Nordstrom cardholder for the past two years so, I have been able to learn a lot about the Nordstrom rewards program:

    1. Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale first.

    2. Earn free Nordstrom dollars to use towards purchases. Every time you purchase in-store or online (Nordstrom Rack as well), you automatically earn points/rewards that you can spend on anything online or in store at Nordstrom.


    • Being a cardholder gives you early access, but in previous years, they have allowed checking out with another form of payment.

    • If you are just applying for a card this week, you do NOT need to have the physical card to check out online. They will apply the new card info as a form of payment automatically to your Nordstrom account. (I did it this way two years ago.)

    • YES, you can check out online and set to “Pick Up In Store” to avoid the crowds! I actually suggest doing this!

    To get more information/sign up to become a Nordstrom rewards memberclick here.

    If you are already a Nordstrom cardholder, stay tuned here on the blog and on my Instagram next Thursday, July 12th. I’ll be covering all the best deals and outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018.

    If you’re not a cardholder, I’ll also be covering the Public Sale and the best items still available in the sale on July 20th!