Here’s a disclaimer for today’s Fashion Friday. Caroline and I are in Fort Worth right now because I spoke at an event in Southlake yesterday. After the event, we came back to the hotel and I changed into a pair of denim shorts and a top. I’ll be honest. I knew it wasn’t necessarily my best outfit, but I had neglected to pack a better casual option and it was rainy and gross and we were going to walk around downtown to find something to eat. And as we walked down the street, Caroline said, “Mom, I have to tell you that those shorts are next level mom shorts.”
So, basically, I’m telling you that I’m going to leave those shorts in the hotel when we check out tomorrow.
I just want you to be aware that you are getting fashion recommendations from someone who wears “next level mom shorts”. I believe this is when I officially retire shorts from my wardrobe except for when I’m working out or cleaning the house.
On another note, maybe if you’ve been on the internet and pay any attention at all, you’ve noticed that it’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Yesterday was the first day and until July 19th the sale is only available to Nordstrom card members. But it’s not too late to get a Nordstrom card and shop now if you are so inclined. I personally love my Nordstrom card because you get Reward points and early access for sales and all that. Otherwise, you can wait until July 19th to shop.
Here’s what I’ve learned about the Anniversary Sale. There are certain things that I love to go ahead and buy while they’re on sale because I know they are basics that I’ll buy eventually anyway. But I no longer get carried away with impulse purchases for other things because I usually end up filled with regret. So, just shop smart. But the free shipping and free returns means you can always change your mind risk free.
Not everything on my list today is from Nordstrom, but some of it is because I thought I’d share some of my personal sale favorites.
These are a Nordstrom standard for me because they are great all alone or for layering under sweaters and jackets. They come in several color options and some stripes and are on sale for just $11.90.
Oh and another basic I ordered are these Zella high waist leggings. I wear them all the time in the winter. They are so comfortable and working out is completely optional.
I buy one of these every year. It’s a great lightweight sweater, yet warm enough to be a jacket for me on a lot of South Texas winter days. I wear mine with everything from jeans to workout clothes. This comes in several colors and is on sale right now for $45.90.
Listen. Buying a bra is like renting a shovel. There is no joy in it other than the fact that a good bra does make your clothes look better. This is one of my favorites and is on sale for $47.90, but it’s normally $72. I always buy a new one during the sale.
I love this leather jacket and the detachable hood gives it a cute casual option. It’s on sale for $64.90 and is normally $98. It also comes in a tan and an olive green color.
This is on sale at Anthropologie for $29.95. I happen to love this color but it also comes in a black and white stripe.
I saw this in person the other day and love it. It’s a good length and would be super cute with white jeans. It’s on sale for $39.95.
I loved this dress from the moment I saw it. It’s the perfect summer dress in my opinion and the color is even better and richer in person. I’ve been waiting for it to go on sale and now it’s on sale for $99.95.
This is cuter in person than it is in this picture. It reminds me of a Madewell top but at a lower price point. And if you sign up for emails from Francesca’s you can get 20% off your first purchase.
9. jerran top
I love a green top and this one is even better with that embroidery. It’s $38.
This mustard color is having a big comeback right now and I like this version of it because it’s more on the bright side. This looks great paired with all black or all white.
That’s it for today.
Have a good Friday.