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!







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.



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


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?


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