Thursday, August 6, 2015

THE Sale wrap-up

Sorry!  I've been mostly absent from the blog since getting home from vacation. Strike my blogging absence up to the following:

June through early July~ I was teaching two summer school classes in addition to my full time job of being a lawyer, and well, I was meeting myself coming and going.

End of June through current day ~ my law partner is on maternity leave until after Labor Day, so double duty on the legal front has me hopping.

Enough of my excuses...I realized that my favorite holiday, aka: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, has come and gone and I didn't mention a word about it.  Now don't for a minute think that means I didn't celebrate the Anniversary.  Of course, I've gone to the store multiple times, and placed more online orders than I'd like to count.  After lots of buying, returning, buying some more, and more returning, I think I came away with some good fall/winter staples.

Here's what I got...

I got this Halogen long open cardigan.  First in black, and then I loved it so much that I got it in purple too!  I totally am a repeat buyer.  I don't know if this is good or bad, but if I find something I love, I buy it in multiple colors. 
I really like how they are pairing the longer cardigans with dresses and skirts this year, so I'm excited to leave the jacket behind and shake up the dresses I already own by adding the cardigan.

I got some new Zella 'live in' leggings...

I purchased the Wit & Wisdom Super Smooth Stretch Skinny Jeans.  I ordered them in black, and liked them so much I ordered another pair in blue.  Unfortunately, the exact same pair in blue were way too big, so they had to go back.  I actually have another pair of the black on their way to me right now.  The ones I got have a weird hitch in the zipper.  I'm hoping the next pair fit properly and zip without a hitch.  Then I'll have a winner!

I also ordered some new Kut from the Kloth Jeans.  These are the Reese Stretch Straight Leg Ankle Jean, and the color is "encouraging" (whatever that is...I don't think you'll find a crayola that color no matter how big of a box you buy).

I did not do too well with finding tops this year.  I only got this one: Caslon Asymmetrical Three Quarter Sleeve Tee in the black and grey stripe.

Finally, I got a new pair of black boots.  I know brown is the most popular color, but I wear my black boots about 90% of the time, and I had worn mine smooth out.  I need wide calf boots, and I'm so happy that lots of brands are accommodating this now!  Way more than when I bought my black boots many years ago.  That being said, and despite trying many different boots from the sale, I still ended up with the same brand.  They were the best fit for me and best bang for the buck.  I got these Naturalizer "Jennings" Knee High Boots...

I don't think I did too bad.  I think everything I bought will be well worn if the weather turns cooler.  Right now, it's hard to see the light at the end of this oven hot tunnel we call summer in Texas.

How about you?  Any purchases from the sale that you LOVE and can't wait to wear?



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