July 2017 Archive

My Favorite Activewear and Loungewear Picks From The Nordstrom Sale (Now Open To the Public!)

Happy Friday and what a week it has been!  Baby girl decided she wanted to make her grand entrance 10 days early and Eleanor Sutton was born Monday morning  in a very exciting whirlwind of events.  I promise I will update you all on that in a much more detailed blog post in the coming weeks, but in the meantime if you have any questions feel free to email or message me I’d be more than happy to answer them.

Now, lets get down to business!  It is the official start of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and it is open to EVERYONE as of this morning.  If you follow along on my Instagram account  you may have seen a few products I picked up along the way, and you can read all about what I purcahsed during the early access part of the sale here.  I’ve been back on the site quite a few times today and it seems everything I have my eye on is either something I can wear while snuggling up at home or a cute sports bra or workout top that is seriously motivating me to want to get out and work on my post baby body.  Also, lets be honest, as a young mom of two kiddos these two categories of clothes are what I wear 99% of the time.

So, lets start with activewear. I already purcahsed these leggings and the high waist as been my best friend since returning home from the hospital.  I also have my eye on these and need to act fast because they are almost sold on in the green color (but don’t worry things tend to get restocked!).  Here is the rest of what is on my list:

Moving on to loungewear, I’m obsessing over all the cozy matching sets as well as oversized sweaters that have me counting down the days until chillier weather (well, not really…but you know…).  So far, this hooded open front cardigan is a sale favorite.  It is so soft and Eleanor nuzzles up against it all the time.  It makes me heart melt!  I’ve also had my eye on these favorites and I’m anxiously awaiting for a few to come back in stock in my size:
If you plan on shopping the sale I highly recommend doing it sooner rather than later.  Things sell out fast, in fact, a lot of things are sold out already.  The good news is that they are always restocking items and you might even notice a few new items added over the next few days.  If you want to see all my Nordstrom sale favorites head over to my “shop the boutique” page and happy Friday!
xo Ali
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Starts Today!

I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely like it’s Christmas in July over here because today is the first day of early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  If you are a Nordstrom credit or debit card holder (or have a friend, mom, dad, aunt, distant cousin that has one!)  you get to preview and purchase all of the items from their sale before it’s open to the public on July 21st.

Before you shop: It might sound silly but this sale can get a bit overwhelming so it’s always good to have a plan before starting to shop.  For me, I first like to take inventory in my closet and say what do I  “need” or are their items I have been on the hunt for? Next, I really like to keep the items i purchase under $100.  I do make an exception for the perfect pair of jeans and handbags, but when it comes to shoes, dresses and tops there are so many awesome options at that price point.  This year I will also be looking for items that will work on my post baby body as the end of summer approaches and we head into the fall. So for you it might be that you are starting a new job, or you have a specific event coming up like a wedding, or bridal shower.

Over the next weeks I’ll be sharing more of my favorites from this sale but for now here are some of my top choices in clothing, shoes, and accessories. Time to shop!

Dresses

 

Tops 

 

Jeans 

 

Maybe it’s because I haven’t worn jeans in so long, but when I saw this pair I knew they were a must have.  I love the distressed look with the cropped bottom.

Shoes

 

Remember when I talked about items I have been looking for, for a while?  These boots are a total splurge BUT I have been eyeing a pair similar and now that these are on sale I might have to pull the trigger and make the purchase

Kids/Baby 

With a new baby arriving shortly I can’t help but pick up a few cute things for her and her big sister.  These bows are amazing and so soft for a new baby.  A girl can never have too many bows right?

Home

I have been working on filling in a few corners of our house with odds and ends that will make it feel complete.  Sometimes people forget that Nordstrom has a great home decor department especially when it comes to cute decorative objects.  I also find it a good time to stock up on fun housewarming or host/hostess gifts.

 You can also head over to my “Shop The Boutique” page to see all my favorites in one spot.  I’ll be updating it regularly as items sell out.  And remember, early access is from July 13- July 20, then it opens to the general public on July 21-August 6.  Happy shopping everyone!

xo Ali
Dressed For The 4th With Mill Street Boutique

Dress: c/o Mill Street Boutique || Shoes: Steve Madden || Sunglasses :Karen Walker || Bag: Old (similar here + here both on sale!)

At 37 weeks pregnant I’m not going to lie, getting dressed in the morning has been a bit of a challenge and lately I just want to wear my husbands t-shirts and my stretchy pants.  But, when I was packing my bags for our long weekend trip to the Hamptons for the July 4th holiday I knew I needed to change things up a bit and i decided to trade in my stretchy pants for all the loose fitting, flowy dresses, which if I’m being honest are even more comfortable!

  I love finding dresses that are non maternity that I can wear over my bump and this maxi dress from Mill Street Boutique was calling my name when I saw it online a few weeks ago.  I’ve had a few questions from ladies on how I go about looking for non maternity- maternity clothes and one of the first things I look for is a loose fitting silhouette.  Then, I look to see what the fabric is like, if it’s thicker or seems to be a little stiffer it probably won’t work as well as something light stretchy.  Well, this silky white dress is just perfect since it gathers around the neck and has no real waist.  While I paired it with my favorite gold sandals, I could also  see myself wearing this to a summer party with wedges or heels.

If you haven’t already, be sure to head over to Mill Street Boutique to see their fun selection of clothes and accessories for the summer.  They are also running a 20% off sale through the holiday with code FOURTH at checkout.  And, be sure to check out how my other fashionable mom bloggers styled their Mill Street Boutique pieces over the holiday weekend!

MIRIELLE, CITY PEACH

KATIE, LIFE WITH A DASH OF WHIMSEY 

NINA, HSS FEED

TIFFANY, TIFFANY STYLE BLOG

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday tomorrow!

 

xo Ali

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