Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide for 2020!

Hey Guys! Welcome to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide for 2020!

The sale will have new arrivals from brands like Madewell, Topshop, Vince and much more! 

When does it begin?

Nordstrom Sale Dates- 2020
  • To get early access to shop, you will have to be a card holder. You can shop Early Access starting August 13—shop even earlier depending on your status.
  • Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially open to everyone August 19–30. Prices go up August 31.

How to Shop?

I’m always down for a sale and saving when I can. However, I know for my clients sometimes shopping during a sale can be overwhelming. Seeing that the sale is in August, shopping for Fall season will be ideal.

Therefore, shopping for sundresses or flip flops is not necessary (unless you’re going on vacation or a quick getaway soon after)

Here is a list of items I think you should have in your wishlist:

Cardigans Under $100

Cardigans are basic wardrobe pieces you can use year round. I love shopping Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to stock up on quality cardigans because I use them so much.

You can get a light material for spring/summer, and layer with a jacket for fall/winter. 

For colors, having neutrals like grey and black is perfect to start with. Colors are fine, but you want to ensure you get colors that you use most of the time.

Jeans Under $100

Another basic in your capsule wardrobe are jeans. For Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you should either get a classic wide leg and high waist jeans are great additions. 

Boots

I love classic boots or booties for Fall season. Also a must have in your Fall wardrobe capsule. These styles you can pair nicely with jeans, tights, skirts and dresses. 

Leggings Under $100

Leggings are a must have to create a comfortable, chic and flattering look for any event. 

I think for this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Spanx faux leggings will be a popular grab.

Blazers

Plaid, solid and fitted blazers will be perfect to get for fall. Blazers have become a staple in my wardrobe. They can easily make any outfit look chic and stylish.

Handbags

I love getting designer bags on sale, especially in colors I can wear with most of my wardrobe. A must have for me is a Tote bag. 

Let me know what you are looking forward to getting for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. 

xoxo

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Packing List Guide For A Weekend Getaway!

After being in the house for the past few months, my husband and I are planning quick weekend getaways for the summer. Indoor activities are still limited, so we look forward to lounging at the beach and site seeing. Our trips are short, so my goal is to not overpack. I make sure to bring only essentials and things I’ll wear. If you are planning a quick trip, your weekend getaway packing list should be as follows.

Packing Guide List- Summer Getaway

Clothing and Accessories

  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dress
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing Suits
  • Bamboo Tote Bag
  • Shades
  • Fanny Pack

These will be the main pieces that you can start with. I suggest having 2 basic and 1 graphic T-Shirt. You can easily throw it on with a blue or black shorts. Also, having a light cotton material t-shirt will be best for the heat. I love having at least one night to dress up a bit. So I’ll pack a dress for date night or family dinner.

For my accessories, I’ll pack jewelry that will easily go with all my looks. If you’re site seeing, you can wear a fanny pack. For the beach or pool, a bamboo tote bag is perfect to hold your towel and change of clothes.

Makeup

  • Tinted Moisturizer
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara
  • Powder
  • Concealer
  • Liquid Liner
  • Blush

To avoid spending so much time getting ready, I keep my makeup looks simple. Nothing beats a natural look during the day or night.

Toiletries
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Moisturizer
  • Face wash
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner
  • Detangler Brush

A great tip for toiletries is to get travel sizes to avoid them taking up too much space. If you happen to leave one behind, you don’t need to worry!

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Medicine and Protective Equipment
  • Tylenol
  • Hand Santizer
  • Mask
  • Gloves
  • Wipes

We want to have fun, but its important we are safe as well. Having your mask and hand sanitizer easily accessible to you is necessary.

Let me know in the comments what you think of my “Packing List Guide for a Weekend Getaway”. Also, feel free to share! 

Be Safe! 

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5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

                  I think as women we underestimate how much accessories can elevate or change our outfit. You might buy a few accessories that you can not pair with most of your wardrobe, and be left frustrated while dressing. Just like clothing, you should ensure you have the basics and then add to your collection. When styling my clients, I always love recommending these 5 essential accessories every woman should have.

Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings-5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

I always grab for my hoops because it can go with nearly every outfit. Even though they come in different sizes and colors, hoops pair nicely with sporty, edgy or chic looks. For those that have a more minimalistic style, hoops can ensure your outfit does not look too plain. It’s safe to say that hoops will never go out of style!

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Waist Belt

Waist Belts- 5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

Want to transform the look of an oversize shirt, blazer or dress? Add a waist belt to create a more sophisticated look. When I want to transform older dresses or shirts in my wardrobe, belts were able to make an outdated look become more modern.

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Statement Colored Bag

 Statement bags-5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

Besides having basic colors like black or brown, you should also have bold color bags in your wardrobe. Statement colors are great because they can instantly make your everyday outfit look stylish. You can easily use colors like red, blue and purple as accent pieces all year.

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Statement Earrings

Statement earrings-5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Own

A lot of us are still working from home, and waist up dressing can not be complete without statement earrings. It is a great way to accessorize your comfy at home work attire for video calls, without putting much effort.

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Crossbody Bag

Crossbody-

Though it maybe trendy now for summer, crossbody bags are super convenient to carry around. After being home for the past 3months, I have mainly used my crossbody bags. From shopping to doing outdoor activities, the crossbody bag will make moving around easy.

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Let me know in the comments what you think of my “5 Essential Accessories Every Woman Should Have”. Also, feel free to share!

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My Beauty Essential Products For Combination Skin!

I think like a lot of women, I have had a love hate relationship with my skin. However, with trial and error I have come to discover some great beauty essential products for combination skin that have worked for me. I also have pretty sensitive skin, so it is imperative that I find products that are gentle on my skin and still effective!

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Morning Beauty Regimen

Morning Regimen for combination skin

I particularly love to have two face cleansers. I think your skin has different needs at the beginning of the day and at night. In the morning, I prefer a cleanser that is super light and detoxifying to start my day. So I use Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel. I love this cleanser because it is vegan, cruelty and paraben- free. Due to my sensitive skin, I need a product that can give me a deep clean without stripping my natural skin moisture, and it does just that.

After cleansing my face, I follow up with a Rose Petal alcohol free toner from Witch Hazel. I use this toner day and night to reduce redness and even my skin tone. I’ve used quite a few toners, but I have always come back to Witch Hazel due to how tight my pores appear and the natural glow it gave me.

I then apply the Drunk Elephant C-Firma, which is a vitamin C day serum. It is loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, and fruit enzymes to firm and brighten the skin’s appearance. Since using this Vitamin C serum, I have seen my skin become more even and my pimple scars fade quickly. The scent may bother others, but I honestly do not mind it. I cannot smell it once I mix it with the B-hydra intensive hydration serum.

This is also a light weight serum, which hydrates and locks in the moisture to your skin to improve the skins texture and tone. Compared to how sticky the C-Firma is, I love that the B-hydra has a watery texture so when mixed together it spreads easily.

When wearing a serum, especially Vitamin C, you would need a SPF moisturizer. So I finish off with Cetaphil’s Facial Moisturizer SPF 50, which does not irritate my skin and clog my pores. I also love the fact that a little goes a long way!

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Night-Time Beauty Regimen

Night Time Beauty Regimen- Beauty Essential Products

At night I use Dermologica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator, which is great to use after wearing makeup all day or for me after shooting my looks. With combination skin it can be tricky because my T- zone is usually very oily in the summer time, while in winter of course it may become dry. However, both cleansers are great for all skin types so I can use them year round.

I love how the Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator gives me a deep clean without drying out my skin, even when I use it with my facial cleansing brush. And I should also mention it is awesome for sensitive skin!

After applying my toner, I mix Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C Famboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum and Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil to complete my night time skincare routine.

The night serum has a blend of: glycolic plus (for youthful complexion) ; tartaric (enhancing skins natural glow); citric acids (unclogs blocked pores and balances skin PH); salicylic (to fight acne) ; and lactic (for hydration and sensitivity).

If the glycolic dosage is very high in a product I tend to get a reaction. I love the fact that it is a low dosage, and is ideal for those who are just starting to use serums.

The Virgin Marula oil is the perfect combo with the serum because it hydrates and nurtures your skin for the whole night. It’s doesn’t give you the undesirable “oily” look, but instead you wake up with the perfect glow!

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Fashion Trends for Summer 2020 Worth Buying!

As we anticipate getting back to “normal”, I wanted to let you know the fashion trends for summer 2020 worth buying. I see that the economy has taken a great hit due to Covid-19, and the question I usually get from my clients is “Should I be purchasing a lot of trendy clothing right now?” No doubt people will not spend as much as they used to on clothes. However, shopping summer trendy items that will not go out of style and can create many looks are ideal.

POLKA DOTS

Polka Dots- Fashion Trends for Summer

                  Most women have something with polka dots in their wardrobe (or had). The classic print became prominent in the 1920’s, and has been around for a few decades. I love how versatile the print has been this season, evolving from being light-hearted to edgy and flirty.You shouldn’t get bored finding new ways to style polka dots this season!

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Puffy Sleeves

Puffy Sleeves- Trends for Summer

  Do you want to make a statement with your outfit? Then, anything with puffy sleeves will be a great addition to your wardrobe. This is one of the most popular trends this season, giving a modern twist to the 80’s style. You can easily dress up or dress down a dress or blouse with puffy sleeves. With it being either fun, chic or glamorous, you should never get bored or not be challenged by this style. 

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