Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Sale Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday!  As you know today is the first day that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to EVERYONE including those that are not Nordstrom card holders.  You can see more of my sale picks in this post, & this post.  The below photos are items I tried on in the dressing room & also shared on Snapchat (lawrenbagley).  I was going for mostly staple items that I can wear for years, & also items that I can begin wearing now as well as months from now.  I'm sharing sizing information as well as other random fit info, but if there's any other questions you have about any of the items just let me know!  Click on the pic below my pic to shop the items.  PS- I am literally wearing only two pairs of shoes & jeans in all photos- one pair is my wedges which can be found here, & the lace ups are part of the sale.  Sorry I didn't have a chance to style with boots/booties, I was pressed for time.  I'm sharing the good, the bad & the ugly, so enjoy!

Super comfy and light weight & also lined with a slip.  Comes in 2 other prints.  Appropriate to wear now with wedges or sandals, & then with boots or booties & a jacket/cardi in the cooler months. I'm wearing a size small.

Very comfy sweater that comes in several colors.  Jeans are very comfortable as well & kind of like jeggings due to their stretchy fit.  Shoes are awesome & come in 3 colors, but size up an entire size as they run small.  I'm wearing a size XS in the sweater, a 26 in the jeans & an 8 (my regular size is a 7) in the shoes.  Sweater & jeans TTS.

I adore this tank.  It's perfect to wear now & will go great with a plethora of things over it.  It can also be worn with any pair of pants, skirts, leggings, etc.  Such a staple & will be on repeat in my closet.  These boyfriend jeans are awesome as well & such a great price point.  I'm wearing an XS in the top (TTS) & a 26 in the denim.  The denim is big so I could stand to go down a size, so if you're in-between sizes, size down.

Same outfit as above but with this bomber over it.  I love how it's quilted, it gives it a whole other dimension.  It's a super comfy & warm jacket & would be great to throw on over any casual outfit. I'm wearing a size Small.

This sweater although low cut is really comfortable.  It comes in several colors & would be perfect to lounge around in or to spice things up a tad for date night.  Great with leggings or skinny jeans.  I'm wearing a size XS- it's really oversize, so I suggest going down a full size.

This dress is one of my absolute favorite of them all.  It comes in tons of colors, comfy, & even has pockets!  It can be worn now alone, & would go great with tights & a cute jacket or cardi in the chilly months.  I'm wearing a size XS, & if you're in-between sizes, go down one.  I may have bought more than one color. :)

This tee is perfect.  It's high/low so great for tucking like I have or tying.  I like when my tee's aren't so fitted, so I'm wearing a size Small.  These run TTS, so the size will depend on if you like your tee's fitted or baggy.  I may have bought this in all the colors possible.  When it's good, it's good.

Another comfy tee.  The previous one & this one I have in multiple colors.  Too good not to.  These run big so I suggest ordering a size down, even if you want it loose.  I'm wearing a size XS.

Same outfit as above but with this draped faux leather jacket.  I do like the jacket, but it simply didn't fit me right.  I've seen it on other people & it looks great, but it didn't fit me right in the shoulders.  I tried the XS & the S, & still no luck.  Give it a go if you like it- free shipping & returns, so you have nothing to lose!

This tank is so cute.  I love that it looks like a lace up & adore the print.  It comes in another print as well, but I think this one is good for now & can carry over until fall.  I'm wearing a size Small.

Same outfit as above but with this faux leather jacket.  I didn't expect to like this jacket but I love it.  It doesn't look faux, & the length is perfect.  Such a great price point for a jacket that will never go out of style.  I'm wearing a size Small.

I obviously have a thing for green which is why I picked up this dress.  I personally don't usually wear bodycon dresses like this one but I do like it.  Tight but still flatters, & would be great for layering things on top. I'm wearing a size Small.

Same dress as above but with this vest.  I can't link as it's currently sold out on-line.  I'll keep checking back as they should re-stock.  It's the "Halogen 'Waterfall' Drape Front Vest.  

I love this cowl-neck that can be worn as a tunic or a dress. Great as a dress now & a tunic later with leggings. Would look perfect with a long cardi.

I'm obsessed with this poncho.  It is so unique & I love how it falls.  It's nice & thick so very warm.  If I didn't live in AZ I'd be wearing it right now!  I'm wearing an XS.

This outfit looks horrible, but I wanted to try the skirt on.  I love a good denim skirt & this one is really cute.  With different shoes & a tighter fitting tee it would be perfect!  I love the placement of the pockets & it can be worn throughout the year.  It has some stretch to it, but is also TTS.  I'm wearing a size Small.

One of my favorite tops from the sale.  Super casual but can also be slightly dressed up.  The drape to the top is great, & of course the color.  It comes in another color as well if you aren't obsessed with green like I am apparently.  It's pretty baggy, so size down.  I'm wearing a size XS.

This vest is a one size fits all.  I don't like it with short sleeves, because it's really over-sized & looks awkward, but I think I'd like it more with long sleeves.  It's a great piece for layering & really cozy.

Adore this tank, & I actually really like it with these shoes too.  I would have not originally put them together, but something about the "lace up" aspect of them both I dig.  You can slightly see how the back is just as fun as the front.  It comes in several colors & is great to wear alone now, or layer with a fun moto jacket later.  Fit is TTS, I'm wearing an XS.

This sweater is a staple.  It comes in tons of colors & is great with leggings or jeans.  Tucked in or tucked out, worn alone or layered, you need this in your closet.  Fit is TTS but slightly baggy, I'm wearing an XS.

The only reason I even tried this bodysuit on is because someone told me it would look good on me.  I couldn't be more out of my comfort zone in this, but if I were to go to a J.Lo concert I may wear the bodysuit with completely different pants.  If it's your thing you'd love it.  Super sexy & quite comfortable.  This is a Topshop so smaller UK sizing.  I'm wearing a 6 (fits like a 2-4) & is TTS.

This is actually a tunic, & cannot be worn as a dress due to the slits on the side.  It would be great with some leggings & high boots or booties, & appropriate to wear now & later.  Another Topshop piece- I'm wearing a size 4.

I had to end with another green one.  This tunic comes in more colors & is awesome.  Another great one that can be worn now & layered later.  Would be great with skinny jeans & boots.  I'm wearing a size Small & it's pretty TTS but a tad on the small side, so if you're on the fence size up.  I'll say it one more time about the jeans.  Get them.  They are super inexpensive & look expensive.  Plus, they're super comfortable.  Remember...size down one size.

That does it for now! I'm off to Mebane with my folks to head to my cousins rehearsal dinner tonight as he's getting hitched tomorrow. It should be a great time, & I'm excited to be able to have this last weekend with most of my family before I head back home. I've missed my husband (& the cats), but it's been really nice to see everyone here. Hope you have a great weekend, & happy shopping! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Wish List- Tops Under $50 & Free Shipping from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

Happy Wednesday y'all!  As you've already heard me announce in my post last week, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is going strong.  Check out my first post & 30+ picks here.  Today's Wednesday Wish List is all about tops & a few jackets from the sale, all which are under $50, & of course everything ships free!  Most of these items are classics & can be worn throughout the entire fall & winter- most can even be worn now.  Early access lasts until the 23rd & things are already selling out.  Not to worry because they should be re-stocked before the sale is open to the public on the 24th.  That has been my experience the past couple of years, so fingers crossed if you decide not to get a Nordstrom card (but seriously, what are you waiting for?!), you'll still be able to purchase what you're eyeing.  Exciting news! You can shop this post simply by clicking the item in the picture above & it will lead you straight to it!  If you're used to the old way they're linked below as well, & as usual just use the arrows to scroll right & left.

I headed to my in-laws in Raleigh yesterday & had a fantastic time.  It was great to see them, & I couldn't have asked for a better second family.  I quite literally have never met better people in my entire life.  It was a quick trip, but because the move didn't go quite as planned & I wasn't able to say goodbye as intended, it was nice to be able to do that.  I'm headed back to my folks in Statesville today, but like I told ya I will be stopping by Nordstrom before I do!  Follow along on Snapchat (lawrenbagley) to see what I end up trying on as I'll document it all!  Whether you have a Nordstrom card, plan to get a Norstrom card, or are simply holding out until the 24th, go check out everything the sale has to offer here.  Have a fantastic hump day!  :)