The Friday Five | Vol. 9



I have always been so obsessed with the color bright lavender. It has to be bright or else I’m not as impressed and, to be honest, I feel like it’s a rare color to find out there in clothing options. So, you can imagine my surprise and delight when I saw this zip-up hoodie that falls under my recent favorite style category, ‘athleisure’! It immediately went with me up to the register and I may or may not be wearing it right now, hah. I also think it’s a great lululemon dupe! I pushed my Clairsonic aside this morning to try THIS new facial cleansing tool called a ‘LUNA’ mini by FOREO. It’s supposed to be a deep cleansing device that will help to improve your complexion after just three days of use, so I will keep you posted on how it works! Did y’all catch me wearing this white, lace trim top yesterday in the Snapchat Shopping adventure I went on with you guys? It is TOO cute and perfect for ANY girl. It’s girly but also has a boho vibe. SCOOP. IT. UP. LADIES! I was so excited to see THIS hat I purchased a few weeks ago is included in the #NSale. I bought it wear on an upcoming trip but, since it’s so hot, hadn’t worn it but … you’ll likely be seeing me style it for y’all on Instagram and the blog. 


 The above five items are the FIVE items that have caught my eye UNDER $50 and, honestly, they’re mostly under $40! You will get SO much use out of these leggings throughout the Fall and Winter season. I have multiple pairs and they keep their good quality through multiple washes, so I don’t have to rebuy EVERY year like I used to with other leggings. I personally wear the XXS option in these, so size down. Who doesn’t need warm, knit boot socks and how cute are these? They’re only $12! I featured this long sleeve stripe top yesterday in the Snapchat Shopping adventure, as well. It’s pretty sheer but a great essential for the transition from summer to fall at just $18! I’m such a sucker for nude lip colors and Bobbi Brown cosmetics so this lip color trio HAD to come home with yesterday, as well! Y’all … don’t wait on the plaid scarves! These will go fast and this one is so cute!


 So, I haven’t received THIS pair of jeans in the mail yet – can’t wait for the UPS lady to get here today! – but I have owned two pairs of this style in the past. The white pair you see me wear ALL the time is one of them. They’re normally $189 but you can snag them for $99 thanks to the #NSale! How great is that? I also love that they’re a dark wash, which makes them super versatile! You can dress them up or down! If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you should know how much I love this one outerwear brand in particular [see THIS post, THIS post, THIS Instagram post]. It was cool to see my favorite pullover included in the sale in so many great color options!


 I mean … there are so many great deals you guys! As I mentioned yesterday, this pair of jeans is one of my favorites and it’s currently such a steal for the quality! It’s like they’re being given away!

Aside from that, my favorite tanks to wear underneath garments can be purchased HERE. They’re currently priced at $18.90 but you can get TWO for $30 [which I would recommend being that that shaves off a couple more dollars to have more than one to wear in case one is dirty]. The non-sale price is $28 for one! They’re comfortable and hold up well over time, too!

I apply THIS product along my lash line every night before I got to bed to help them grow and lengthen. So many of y’all comment on my lashes asking me if I get lash extensions or wear fake lashes but, really … this is all I do. I’ve seen such great results from this product. Right now, during the sale, you can get THIS DUO that includes a 0.2oz tube and a travel size tube for the normal price of ONE at $150! I know it doesn’t seem like a good deal but, as a user, it is because I know how long just one tube lasts. Definitely scoop up this duo and it’ll last you a year. I swear! 

Tory Burch is one of those designer brands that everyone loves. She always does a great job designing and producing quality handbags that are semi-affordable for most people. THIS cross body is a great option for anyone who loves the brand but can’t currently spend more than $300 on a nice handbag. I totally get it, girls! I used to work as a nurse in a really expensive city so I didn’t have one until a couple of years ago when I lived with my parents. [#transparent] With all that said, I think the $283 price tag on THIS cute cross body that comes in multiple colors, one of which will surely fit your fancy, and will be a great Fall handbag is one you should definitely invest in!

This is the time to stock up on staples, like THIS white top! I’ll be styling it in an upcoming post so stay tuned for some outfit inspiration! It’s such a good price and you’ll wear it SO much! I bought it in a couple of sizes and will let you know later today which one I ended up keeping!


THESE flat over-the-knee boots are a spot-on designer dupe of the Lowland boot by Stuart Weitzman for almost $700 LESS! I love the gray color that this brand has chosen to be an option for this shoe. It’s gorgeous and perfect for the Fall season. Because this is such a good deal and SUCH a great imitation of a designer shoe, it HAS already sold out already but I included it in this roundup anyway because I want you to have this item on your radar. I am about 95% sure it WILL be restocked when the sale goes live to everyone next week!

Oversized plaid scarves are always a hit during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Their one of the most basic items incorporated into a Fall outfit so snag the plaid options you see included in the sale now. They’re a low price item and, although there are a lot in inventory, they will go fast, especially with bloggers promoting them. Booties are one of the most sought after products, as well. Do not wait to grab your favorite pair. This seems to be the most standard pair of booties with multiple colors. I personally bought THIS pair for summer to Fall transition but snagged THESE for when it really feels like Fall. I also really like THESE. [Just giving y’all some options to bookmark just in case those other ones DO sell out by the time you’re ready to buy

Some other Fall staples at great prices that typically sell out are any cowl neck sweater by THIS brand and a good, standard utility jacket. These are such great items in terms of quality, style and price so I think it’s pretty easy to understand the draw to them! Go ahead and put them in your cart now! These are items you need to grab now. Do not wait! I always hate hearing that readers are upset a ‘good’ utility jacket isn’t available when they’re looking for one in the middle of October. It may sound crazy because we’re nowhere near ready to wear these items, but the earlier you shop for them, the better! 

I hope this post was helpful for you all! I know not everyone is able to shop the sale right now. The vote on Snapchat was SO split but, in the end, an #NSale edition of the Friday Five won. I wanted to put together an #NSale one and non-#NSale one [because … #peoplepleaser right here, y’all!] but … there are just not enough hours in the day for everything that needs to get. Am I preaching to the choir here, ladies?? I am determined to take better care of myself and to be more realistic, as much as I want to give EVERYONE what they want. There are quite a few other things that need my attention this morning so I’m going to go take care of those instead! I’m going to be shooting some outfit inspiration this afternoon out of the items that I’ve purchased so far from the #NSale! So, get excited for the posts that are coming up on the blog and don’t forget to enter my $150 giveaway! You could be one of THREE ladies that get to shop on my dime! GOOD LUCK! I LOVE Y’ALL! xo.

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SNAPCHAT SHOPPING | HERE is the jacket I reviewed & HERE is Fish’s blanket I shared on Snapchat! [same username as Instagram]

When I started the Snapchat segment on this jacket, I said I had been looking for a faux leather jacket but ended up pulling the trigger on the nice 100% leather one that I found [for reasons that I explained on Snapchat] included in the sale. So, I’m sorry if I didn’t make that clear on there. It’s sometimes hard to keep going with your thoughts on there because you have to stop and start, stop and start. So, anyway, I ordered a couple faux leather ones to try on and review for y’all so that, if this one isn’t something you can buy right now … you may have a good, more affordable option you can get for now! 🙂 Will have an update on those next week! 

nordstromanniversarysaleessentialI’ve also had multiple requests for a utility jacket and, I actually thought I included it in one of the categories today but I didn’t so, being that it’s such a hot item, here it is … GO. NOW. It’s selling out fast and I’d bookmark it if I were you and check back when the sale goes live to everyone because I KNOW they have more … they’re just trying to not run out before the main sale opens. Don’t forget but … I will remind you!

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  1. Bree wrote:

    Such a great round up! I’m hoping those OTK boots get restocked because I love them!!

    xo Bree

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  2. Julia wrote:

    I love my Foreo Luna Mini (I have the hot pink & the mini toothbrush in teal)- don’t get me wrong I liked my clarisonic, but it died too fast & charging took forever (& it always seemed to die when I’d put soap on it already…). These you only charge like 2x per year & they travel SO well!!! *highly recommend*

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  3. Bunny wrote:

    I loved the shopping with you through snapchat yesterday! Great post!

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  4. Rachel wrote:

    I’ve heard so many great things about the Luna mini, can’t wait to hear your review on it! Love all of your Nordstrom picks, I can’t wait to shop the sale.

    Rachel /

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  5. Diana wrote:

    Love all your picks! 🙂

    Diana |

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  6. Virginia wrote:

    I think I’m gonna cave and get that eyelash serum. Thanks for your tip.. your N sale posts are always my favorite of any blogger’s review of the sale!!!

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  7. Beth wrote:

    Thank you for yesterday and today’s post! You lay it out in an organized way that makes it so easy.

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  8. Nicole wrote:

    You have seriously become one of, scratch that, my favorite blogger to follow. The quality and frequency of your posts is incredible. I don’t know how you do it! Lol. Keep up the amazing work. I can’t keep up with all of the amazing content some days.

    Also, had so much fun going “shopping” with you in Snapchat yesterday! I have a 1 and 2 year old so I definitely lived vicariously through you yesterday…lol!

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  9. Savannah wrote:

    Love all of your picks! The Snapchat series was so fun yesterday!

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  10. Torey Beerman wrote:

    I think I’m going to cave and get the lash serum…can’t pass up such an amazing deal, now’s the time to get it! And also those tanks- obsessed. Also stocking up on those and throwing out my old ones! Thanks for all the perfect tips 😉

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  11. stylemelauren2014 wrote:

    You found so many amazing picks!!! I can’t get over how cute the stuff is this year!! XO


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  12. Laura wrote:

    Seriously love all your pics! Can’t wait for them to arrive! Thanks for shopping for us! Xoxo!

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  13. Dori wrote:

    Have you recommended a good utility jacket? Sorry if I missed it!

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Yes! I have! I actually thought I included it in one of my categories but it must have just been a thought. Here it is:

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  14. Michelle wrote:

    Just a comment on purse prices–not all of us feel that it is worth the money to spend over than $400 per purse, even if we can afford to. I personally love Tory Burch because she is stylish and not all that expensive so I buy a new one each season. My husband is a surgeon and I could definitely afford a higher priced purse, but I can’t for the life of me understand the desire to do so. Just food for thought :).

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hey Michelle! Thanks for the food for thought! I do love a ‘good’ handbag but, for me, a $400+ price tag isn’t what deems it ‘good’. I’m no stranger to sporting handbags at all price points. In this post, I was simply sharing a great handbag option from the sale that stuck out to me that I know my readers [who love Tory Burch] would appreciate. I’m well aware that everyone is different in how they spend the money they set aside for shopping so I do my best to be a good, well rounded resource for y’all. xo.

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  15. Kelsey wrote:

    I love this roundup! Such a great selection of the sale! And I think you do a great job of showing a variety of price points! Thank you!

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  16. Lydia wrote:

    Thank you for shopping for us. I’m looking forward to seeing you style some of your picks.

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    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      You’re welcome, Lydia! Happy to! xo.

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  17. D wrote:

    Love you blog! Any update on the love on a hangar tops. Wanted to order asap before they sell out and wasn’t sure on sizing.

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  18. Jenn wrote:

    In the section “5 items that will sell out” you have the BP. Tandem bootie listed and I am wondering if you tried it on, is it comfortable? Also, if you were me, purchasing my first booties, would you get the sand, cognac, or chocolate color as a first pair… As in which color is the most versatile? Thanks!! 🙂

    Published 7.19.16 · Reply