#NSALE 2016: MY PURCHASE REVIEW + INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP

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Hi friends! 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes live to EVERYONE tomorrow morning! For the past couple of days, I’ve been telling y’all I’d get a product review of my purchases up for y’all to reference and make note of. It took awhile to get it all together but I wanted to make sure it was detailed and had everything y’all would want to know about each product. I hope it’s helpful to those of you who haven’t shopped the sale yet and have been waiting ever-so-patiently! I included my recent Instagram posts since the sale started, as well as other looks I put together from the products I have purchased so far from the #NSale. Alright, here we go ….

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I wore this outfit last Thursday, the day Early Access opened!

TOP | I’m wearing a size Small. Last year, when I bought it, it was all that was left but liked the oversize fit. The material is SUPER soft.

JEANS |  These are my one of my favorite jeans and I cannot believe they’re almost $100 off during this sale! They’re soft and don’t stretch out. They run true to size! SNATCH. THEM. UP. NOW!

PURSE | This bag is an amazing Chloe handbag dupe! It’s well-made, sturdy and will get so much use all year long because its cognac color goes with so many things. It also comes in black, another versatile color option. 

BOOTIES | I had no idea how much I would love these booties until I tried them on. I was unsure about the cut-outs on the side but REALLY, REALLY like them. I went with my normal size but I would follow the product page recommendation of ordering a half size UP. They do run small but I like my booties to be snug.

SUNNIES | I am also wearing sunnies in this pic but you can’t tell, really. I want to highlight them, though, because they are SO cute on and a great deal for TOM FORD. You can see me wearing them in THIS outfit post from last Saturday. 

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Some of my favorite picks that I rounded up in THIS post from last Thursday! Some items I don’t currently own, so I can’t review them, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t buy them or don’t like them so definitely consider all of them.

You can see the purse styled in the photo directly above this one.

You can see the hat and distressed denim jeans styled HERE.

The blush and contour / highlight palette will be reviewed in an upcoming post so stay tuned!

You can see the olive dress styled HERE.

Unfortunately, the lace trim peasant top sold out SO fast. Sorry, guys!

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This zip up jacket is a great throw on for Saturday morning coffee with a girlfriend or for your early morning gym sessions! There’s a fairly expensive athletic company [ Have y’all heard of Lululemon? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ] who has a similar style and this is an AH-MAZING dupe of their zip-up’s! I got it in the purple and teal colors!

The shorts aren’t included in the sale but also linked my favorite leggings, which would pair well and are included in the sale!

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TOP | This top is such a steal. I’m not sure if they’ll restock it for public access but doesn’t hurt to add it to your list to search for if you love it! It’s supposed to fit a little oversize and I’d say it runs true to size. They have an XXS option so I thought it would run big but I bought my normal XS and think it fits nicely on me. So, go with your normal size.

LEOPARD FLATS | The cushion on these flats makes putting them on feel like you’re walking on clouds. It’s so soft and they’re very comfortable. They run true to size and don’t give you blisters. I kind of wish it didn’t have the little tassel bow at the top but, I still think they’re a cute leopard flat for this season!

BLACK HANDBAG | This small structured handbag screams chic boss lady! I absolutely love it. I think it’s perfect for a nice dinner out with a coworker, client or boyfriend! It smaller than most of my purses but big enough for all the essentials: wallet, keys, phone, lipstick, pen, etc. It’s also super easy to open and get into, which is a big perk, in my opinion! It’s frustrating to me when a bag is beautiful but not functional.

BLACK WATCH | Sleek and sophisticated. I love this watch! So different from the ones I already have. Black and gold together always makes me swoon! Highly recommend!

My sunnies are HERE, but if you want a similar pair that are included in the sale I’d recommend THESE, which I have in the Havana Blue option and you can see worn in THIS post.

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This chunky knit blanket is a mix between a magnet and sedative to Fish. He LOVES being on it but, mostly, sleeping on it. Aside from always giving me the peace of mind of knowing where my dog is, it’s also a great blanket to cozy up under during the cold weather months! I’d say go ahead and snag this now because these blankets are typically upwards of $100+! 

My cute striped pajama pants runs big, so go down a size! They also shrink just a tiny bit after washing and drying.

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This maxi dress is NOT included in the #NSale but because it’s such a steal and I posted it last weekend on Instagram, I figured I’d include it in this round up. The cute hat and handbag I wore with it ARE a couple of my favorites from the sale, though!

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CARDIGAN | This cardigan is supposed to be a loose fit and runs true to size, so just order your normal size like I did! It’s a steal for only $32!

HENLEY | I bought this top in gray and white, both in a size Small as the size chart recommends for my size in particular. I was thinking I wanted it big, so I contemplated going up one more size to a Medium but I’m glad I didn’t because if I had gone one more size up … it would have been too low in the chest area. So, I would recommend going with what the size chart recommends for you. 

JEANS |  These are my one of my favorite jeans and I cannot believe they’re almost $100 off during this sale! They’re soft and don’t stretch out. They run true to size! SNATCH. THEM. UP. NOW!

BOOTIES | I purchased these booties in two colors, taupe and black! They’re SO. CUTE. In the taupe color, I bought a half size smaller than my normal size and in the black, I bought my regular size. I have a narrow foot so, for me, both pairs are pretty comfortable but, as a recommendation for you, I’d follow the true to size reference.

PURSE | Okay, I know everyone wants a Tory Burch bag and I did order one but I couldn’t resist this purple cross body when I saw in the store. It’s a GREAT quality bag for only $118. It’s roomy for a small bag and the leather is super soft! I highly recommend if you still don’t want to splurge on a Tory

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CARDIGAN | This is the softest cardigan under $50 that I bought from the #NSale! You have to grab it in whatever color is still available. I am wearing the cream color and am thinking about grabbing the other two. Seriously. 

BASIC WHITE TEE | Can’t beat a soft, basic white tee for only $16! This one isn’t too form fitting. I’m wearing a XS.

DISTRESSED DENIM | This pair of jeans is not included in the #NSale, but SO cute for a pair of jeans under $100! I’ve been wearing them non-stop lately!

LACE-UP SANDALS | Mine are not included in the #NSale, but there is an identical pair with a pointed toe that is HERE.

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STRIPE SHIRT | This top is supposed to be a little oversized. I bought an XS and love how it looks tucked it a little bit in the front. It’s lightweight and great for an early Fall day. It would also be a great piece to wear under sweaters or cardigans.

JEANS |  These are my one of my favorite jeans and I cannot believe they’re almost $100 off during this sale! They’re soft and don’t stretch out. They run true to size! SNATCH. THEM. UP. NOW!

COGNAC CROSSBODY | This bag caught my attention IMMEDIATELY when I opened the sale up in my browser last Thursday morning and was the first thing I put into my shopping cart. From it’s sleek design to its  rich cognac color, I think every girl needs it in her wardrobe! My hope is that it will be available tomorrow for everyone during public access because it’s rare to find a purse this beautiful and well-made for under $250! 

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SWEATER: This sweater is extremely comfortable and probably in my top 5 favorite purchases from the #NSale.  It’s an oversize fit and I got my normal size XS in this color and the gray. I’m thinking about getting the black in a size Small to wear in the Fall with leggings and over-the-knee boots. Also, it’s only $34! Can’t believe it.. in a few months, a sweater like this will be $64!

FAUX LEATHER PANTS: I’ve had these pants since last year and I was SO impressed with them. Not only is their NON-SALE price tag amazing, but they’re super soft and comfortable to wear all day. They don’t stick to you or anything you sit on. They don’t feel weird when your legs rub together. They’re a DREAM of a pair of faux leather pants. Snag these babies for Fall / Winter for only $65.00!

BOOTIES | These booties are the same booties I wore a few photos up in the taupe color! They’re SO. CUTE. In the taupe color, I bought a half size smaller than my normal size and in the black, I bought my regular size. I have a narrow foot so, for me, both pairs are pretty comfortable but, as a recommendation for you, I’d follow the true to size reference.

GRAY CROSS BODY | Honestly, the color of this bag caught my attention more than the style of it. It’s not overly impressive but, I’ve honestly carried it and styled it almost as much as the cognac one, which is my favorite. Grey is such a fun color to incorporate into Fall looks so if you agree, and want a bag that won’t make your bank account hate you, grab this one! It fits all the necessities, but I’d recommend carrying a little card holder because it won’t fit your wallet. I also like THIS one and THIS one.

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DRESS | This dress has been a favorite of mine since last year when I bought it in a pretty eggplant color. It might have even been an #NSale purchase. It’s the most perfect little dress. It’s flattering on anyone but it’s a shift dress and has 3/4″ sleeves, which I’m always most comfortable in. Throw on flats, sandals or booties with this one and you’re good to go! So versatile! Runs true to size.

CARDIGAN | I love a long draped front cardigan and you can’t beat buying one that’s 100% cashmere for almost $100 off the regular price. This is super soft and flattering. Since I’m 5’3, I opted for an XS Petite and it fit great. So, it runs true to size. [SIMILAR UNDER $50

LACE-UP FLATS | These are super cute and come in a few different color options. They run big so I went a half size down!

SUNNIES | I am also wearing sunnies in this pic but you can’t tell, really. I want to highlight them, though, because they are SO cute on and a great deal for TOM FORD. You can see me wearing them in THIS outfit post from last Saturday. 

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LEGGINGS | In the Fall and Winter months, I live in these leggings so now is when I normally stock up since they’re only $32. That may sound like a splurge for leggings but I’ve bought my share of cheap $12 ones and can’t stand how often I need to get new ones. I wear leggings so much that, for me, they’re an item I personally recommend spending a little extra money on. These hold up so well. You don’t have to worry about them being see through. The quality is great. I normally just buy one more a year during the #NSale and get rid of my oldest pair, and keep three pairs in stock. They run big. I always get an XXS.

SWEATER | This sweater …. is SO cozy. I love it. I am going to exchange this one for one size up, though. I want it a little more oversized, even though that’s how it runs. I’m in an XS here but am going to size up to a Small. It comes in a couple other colors, too, and is only $27.90!

NOT INCLUDED IN SALE BUT GREAT STAPLES: Sandals [run true to size] | Tote [floppy]

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TOP | Super soft material. Oversize fit. Wearing an XXS. 

JEANS |  These are my one of my favorite jeans and I cannot believe they’re almost $100 off during this sale! They’re soft and don’t stretch out. They run true to size! SNATCH. THEM. UP. NOW! 

BOOTIES | I had no idea how much I would love these booties until I tried them on. I was unsure about the cut-outs on the side but REALLY, REALLY like them. I went with my normal size but I would follow the product page recommendation of ordering a half size UP. They do run small but I like my booties to be snug. 

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A Patagonia pullover is a MUST if you’re home or apartment is always cold like mine OR you live somewhere that can resemble a snow globe during certain times of the year! They’re so warm! I’ve accumulated three over the years and always bring them with me on trips out to Colorado during the winter! I’m wearing an XS here. ** THIS IS A HOT ITEM! DO NOT WAIT TO BUY **

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This widget includes all of my shoe purchases and they are reviewed throughout this post!

The duck boots are a HOT ITEM! Do NOT wait to buy!

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CARDIGAN | This cardigan is supposed to be a loose fit and runs true to size, so just order your normal size like I did! It’s a steal for only $32! ** THIS IS A HOT ITEM! DO NOT WAIT TO BUY! **

STRIPE TEE | Grab this tee, y’all! It’s such a great basic. Let’s be honest … every great Fall outfit starts with a black an white stripe tee. Throw a utility jacket or puffer vest with a thick blanket scarf and you are good to go, girlfriend! I also love that it’s long enough to wear with leggings. I’m in an XXS. ** THIS IS A HOT ITEM! DO NOT WAIT TO BUY! **

GRAY OVER THE KNEE BOOTS | These boots were another instant snag because they are an amazing dupe of the Stuart Weitzman highland boot, there’s just no tie at the top of it. They have a narrow calf circumference, run true to size and are comfortable. I also really like that they’re a dark gray color. I don’t have any that color and am currently eye-ing a purse for the Fall that will match! 

GRAY CROSS BODY | Honestly, the color of this bag caught my attention more than the style of it. It’s not overly impressive but, I’ve honestly carried it and styled it almost as much as the cognac one, which is my favorite. Grey is such a fun color to incorporate into Fall looks so if you agree, and want a bag that won’t make your bank account hate you, grab this one! It fits all the necessities, but I’d recommend carrying a little card holder because it won’t fit your wallet. I also like THIS one and THIS one.

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DRESS | This dress has been a favorite of mine since last year when I bought it in a pretty eggplant color. It might have even been an #NSale purchase. It’s the most perfect little dress. It’s flattering on anyone but it’s a shift dress and has 3/4″ sleeves, which I’m always most comfortable in. Throw on flats, sandals or booties with this one and you’re good to go! So versatile! Runs true to size.

COGNAC CROSSBODY | This bag caught my attention IMMEDIATELY when I opened the sale up in my browser last Thursday morning and was the first thing I put into my shopping cart. From it’s sleek design to its  rich cognac color, I think every girl needs it in her wardrobe! My hope is that it will be available tomorrow for everyone during public access because it’s rare to find a purse this beautiful and well-made for under $250! 

BOOTIES | I had no idea how much I would love these booties until I tried them on. I was unsure about the cut-outs on the side but REALLY, REALLY like them. I went with my normal size but I would follow the product page recommendation of ordering a half size UP. They do run small but I like my booties to be snug.

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SWEATER: This sweater is extremely comfortable and probably in my top 5 favorite purchases from the #NSale.  It’s an oversize fit and I got my normal size XS in this color and the gray. I’m thinking about getting the black in a size Small to wear in the Fall with leggings and over-the-knee boots. Also, it’s only $34! Can’t believe it.. in a few months, a sweater like this will be $64!

WHITE DISTRESSED DENIM | These are not included in the #NSale but they are currently on sale for under $40 and you absolutely need them in your life! They fit like a glove!

OVER THE KNEE BOOTS | See THIS post for my review of these boots!

COGNAC CROSSBODY | This bag caught my attention IMMEDIATELY when I opened the sale up in my browser last Thursday morning and was the first thing I put into my shopping cart. From it’s sleek design to its  rich cognac color, I think every girl needs it in her wardrobe! My hope is that it will be available tomorrow for everyone during public access because it’s rare to find a purse this beautiful and well-made for under $250! 

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PLAID BUTTON-UP | This was one of my purchases from the first day of the sale. I love the bright and dark colors together. It’s definitely long enough to pair with leggings, which I like, but also favor wearing it oversized, tucked in in the front of a pair of jeans. It runs big so size down if you don’t want it to be so oversized. I’m wearing an XS and, as you can see, it covers my tush in the back!

COGNAC CROSSBODY | This bag caught my attention IMMEDIATELY when I opened the sale up in my browser last Thursday morning and was the first thing I put into my shopping cart. From it’s sleek design to its  rich cognac color, I think every girl needs it in her wardrobe! My hope is that it will be available tomorrow for everyone during public access because it’s rare to find a purse this beautiful and well-made for under $250! 

DARK DENIM JEANS | Ladies, I am all about finding a great pair of jeans at an under $50 price tag as much as the next girl … and these don’t look HORRIBLE here, but I really wasn’t a fan. I’m wearing my normal size and they’re a little ‘pouchy’ in places you don’t want them to be. I could go down a size but they were unavailable. I just didn’t like how you could feel how poor the quality of the jeans are. They won’t keep your legs warm. You can tell cool weather will go right through them. I always think it makes more sense to invest a little more in denim that you know will be good to your body and your bank account over time. I know the price tag is tempting and maybe you will think otherwise if you buy them but, I’d pass on these if I were you.

LACE-UP FLATS | These are super cute and come in a few different color options. They run big so I went a half size down!

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WOOL & CASHMERE BLEND PONCHO | How cute is this?? I absolutely love it! I hope it comes back for everyone tomorrow. A lot of times they ‘sell out’ during Early Access but will restock for public because they’ve kept a back stock JUST for the big public sale so don’t worry! This runs true to size and I’m wearing an XS / S. 

BASIC LONG SLEEVE TEE | Now is the time to snag those easy basics you’ll wear underneath your sweaters and cardigans. I got this one from the sale. It’s only $18 and comes in so many size options and colors! I got black, white and navy in an XXS. I should probably exchange mine for an XXS Petite because they’re still a little loose, but they do the job so I may not fuss with it.

WHITE DISTRESSED DENIM | These are not included in the #NSale but they are currently on sale for under $40 and you absolutely need them in your life! They fit like a glove! 

BOOTIES | I purchased these booties in two colors, taupe and black! They’re SO. CUTE. In the taupe color, I bought a half size smaller than my normal size and in the black, I bought my regular size. I have a narrow foot so, for me, both pairs are pretty comfortable but, as a recommendation for you, I’d follow the true to size reference.

BURGUNDY CROSS BODY | What I love about this bag is that you’re getting two bags for the price of one. You can wear it as a cross body but you can also wear it as a little satchel. This is the easiest bag to gain access into because there is no flap over the top, which I love. It also has enough room in it to carry your necessities but not be TOO big for a cross body. Well made. Lightweight. Multiple color options. Highly recommend!

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LACE PEASANT TOP | This top sold out so fast during Early Access and it kept getting restocked little by little. I’m not sure if it’ll come back tomorrow during public access but I would mark it down on your list as one to search for just in case! It’s an oversize fit and I’m wearing an XS. 

JEANS |  These are my one of my favorite jeans and I cannot believe they’re almost $100 off during this sale! They’re soft and don’t stretch out. They run true to size! SNATCH. THEM. UP. NOW!

BOOTIES | I purchased these booties in two colors, taupe and black! They’re SO. CUTE. In the taupe color, I bought a half size smaller than my normal size and in the black, I bought my regular size. I have a narrow foot so, for me, both pairs are pretty comfortable but, as a recommendation for you, I’d follow the true to size reference.

GRAY CROSS BODY | Honestly, the color of this bag caught my attention more than the style of it. It’s not overly impressive but, I’ve honestly carried it and styled it almost as much as the cognac one, which is my favorite. Grey is such a fun color to incorporate into Fall looks so if you agree, and want a bag that won’t make your bank account hate you, grab this one! It fits all the necessities, but I’d recommend carrying a little card holder because it won’t fit your wallet. I also like THIS one and THIS one.

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CAMEL CAPE | This cape is a dream. Despite the fact that I love in Florida, I am a sucker for cashmere because it makes traveling to cold places so much easier. I mean … honestly, this will last you YEARS so it’s worth the investment, in my opinion, and it’s flattering on everyone! 

COGNAC CROSSBODY | This bag caught my attention IMMEDIATELY when I opened the sale up in my browser last Thursday morning and was the first thing I put into my shopping cart. From it’s sleek design to its  rich cognac color, I think every girl needs it in her wardrobe! My hope is that it will be available tomorrow for everyone during public access because it’s rare to find a purse this beautiful and well-made for under $250!

WHITE DISTRESSED DENIM | These are not included in the #NSale but they are currently on sale for under $40 and you absolutely need them in your life! They fit like a glove!

OVER THE KNEE BOOTS | See THIS post for my review of these boots!

BASIC LONG SLEEVE TEE | Now is the time to snag those easy basics you’ll wear underneath your sweaters and cardigans. I got this one from the sale. It’s only $18 and comes in so many size options and colors! I got black, white and navy in an XXS. I should probably exchange mine for an XXS Petite because they’re still a little loose, but they do the job so I may not fuss with it. 

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I am SUCH a jeans girl, so I stock up during the #NSale. Here are a few reviews on my favorites:

AG DISTRESSED DENIM SKINNIES |  These are my one of my favorite jeans and I cannot believe they’re almost $100 off during this sale! They’re soft and don’t stretch out. They run true to size! SNATCH. THEM. UP. NOW!

CURVY SKINNY JEANS | I talked about these last week in my Snapchat Shopping adventure video. Check out this post for more. I like them a lot. They are super soft, fit true to size, but they do stretch out a little more than I would prefer. I don’t have the option to size down but, if you do, that’s what I would recommend if you really want to try these out!

DARK DENIM SKINNIES | These are one of my all time favorite pairs of jeans. I had a black pair three years ago and had them for two. I currently have a white pair that I wear all. the time. When I saw these were included in the sale, I had to scoop them up. They fit true to size and are a great dark denim option for Fall. The only thing I don’t like and that I usually get fixed via alterations is how they are a little big around my ankles but I think that might just be me.

THE SKINNIEST SKINNY JEANS | I could not be more obsessed with these jeans. You’ll see them styled in an upcoming post! They run true to size and fit so good. I will be wearing these out for sure!

FAUX LEATHER PANTS | I’ve had these pants since last year and I was SO impressed with them. Not only is their NON-SALE price tag amazing, but they’re super soft and comfortable to wear all day. They don’t stick to you or anything you sit on. They don’t feel weird when your legs rub together. They’re a DREAM of a pair of faux leather pants. Snag these babies for Fall / Winter for only $65.00!

DON’T BUY THIS PAIR OR THIS PAIR.

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LEATHER JACKET | I won’t lie. This was a splurge, even with the discount. It’s a 100% leather jacket and it’s absolutely gorgeous. If you’re in the market for one, I highly recommend this one. It runs small which I was ecstatic about because buying outerwear is extremely tough for me, personally. I’m wearing an XS and it fits like a glove. I really, really like it. However, I bought a couple other options, similar to this one but not as nice, just to try out and … I think I’m going to be returning this one. Totally personal choice but I like the way one of the other ones drapes in the front a little differently. Don’t get me wrong though … this is an amazing jacket and I do recommend it if you’re looking for a high quality one. 

I reviewed the one I’m keeping at the very bottom of this post. It’s the last outfit styled! xo.

BASIC GRAY TEE | This was another one of my favorite purchases. Only $12. Runs true to size, fits a little big. It’s a great tee to wear under jackets and cardigans in the beginning of the Fall season or right now during the Summer!

WHITE DISTRESSED DENIM | I bought these jeans because I’ve always seen that they get great reviews online and just wanted to try them out, which is why I’m wearing them here. They’re not included in the sale. They’re cute and fit well. Follow the size chart if you’re wanting them for yourself. However, I don’t love them enough to keep them being that I have a couple other pairs of white jeans that I love and wear all too often. I don’t think these would get enough wear. 

BOOTIES | I had no idea how much I would love these booties until I tried them on. I was unsure about the cut-outs on the side but REALLY, REALLY like them. I went with my normal size but I would follow the product page recommendation of ordering a half size UP. They do run small but I like my booties to be snug.

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GRAY SWEATSHIRT | Super soft. Runs true to size. Wearing an XS. Great for a casual weekend look.  

DISTRESSED DENIM | This pair of jeans is not included in the #NSale, but SO cute for a pair of jeans under $100! I’ve been wearing them non-stop lately!

LACE-UP SANDALS | Mine are not included in the #NSale, but there is an identical pair with a pointed toe that is HERE.

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BLACK HANDBAG: This small structured handbag screams chic boss lady! I absolutely love it. I think it’s perfect for a nice dinner out with a coworker, client or boyfriend! It smaller than most of my purses but big enough for all the essentials: wallet, keys, phone, lipstick, pen, etc. It’s also super easy to open and get into, which is a big perk, in my opinion! It’s frustrating to me when a bag is beautiful but not functional.

PURPLE CROSSBODY | Okay, I know everyone wants a Tory Burch bag and I did order one but I couldn’t resist this purple cross body when I saw in the store. It’s a GREAT quality bag for only $118. It’s roomy for a small bag and the leather is super soft! I highly recommend if you still don’t want to splurge on a Tory. 

COGNAC CROSSBODY | This bag caught my attention IMMEDIATELY when I opened the sale up in my browser last Thursday morning and was the first thing I put into my shopping cart. From it’s sleek design to its  rich cognac color, I think every girl needs it in her wardrobe! My hope is that it will be available tomorrow for everyone during public access because it’s rare to find a purse this beautiful and well-made for under $250! 

BURGUNDY CROSS BODY | What I love about this bag is that you’re getting two bags for the price of one. You can wear it as a cross body but you can also wear it as a little satchel. This is the easiest bag to gain access into because there is no flap over the top, which I love. It also has enough room in it to carry your necessities but not be TOO big for a cross body. Well made. Lightweight. Multiple color options. Highly recommend!

GRAY CROSSBODY | Honestly, the color of this bag caught my attention more than the style of it. It’s not overly impressive but, I’ve honestly carried it and styled it almost as much as the cognac one, which is my favorite. Grey is such a fun color to incorporate into Fall looks so if you agree, and want a bag that won’t make your bank account hate you, grab this one! It fits all the necessities, but I’d recommend carrying a little card holder because it won’t fit your wallet. I also like THIS one and THIS one.

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 STRIPE CAPE | This is a cute throw on for a cold day. I love all the colors. I think it overwhelms me, personally, so I think I’ll be returning but would be SO cute on anyone else! It’s under $50, which is a great price for an item like this! Super warm, too!

BASIC LONG SLEEVE TEE | Now is the time to snag those easy basics you’ll wear underneath your sweaters and cardigans. I got this one from the sale. It’s only $18 and comes in so many size options and colors! I got black, white and navy in an XXS. I should probably exchange mine for an XXS Petite because they’re still a little loose, but they do the job so I may not fuss with it. 

FAUX LEATHER PANTS: I’ve had these pants since last year and I was SO impressed with them. Not only is their NON-SALE price tag amazing, but they’re super soft and comfortable to wear all day. They don’t stick to you or anything you sit on. They don’t feel weird when your legs rub together. They’re a DREAM of a pair of faux leather pants. Snag these babies for Fall / Winter for only $65.00!

BOOTIES | I purchased these booties in two colors, taupe and black! They’re SO. CUTE. In the taupe color, I bought a half size smaller than my normal size and in the black, I bought my regular size. I have a narrow foot so, for me, both pairs are pretty comfortable but, as a recommendation for you, I’d follow the true to size reference.

BURGUNDY CROSS BODY | What I love about this bag is that you’re getting two bags for the price of one. You can wear it as a cross body but you can also wear it as a little satchel. This is the easiest bag to gain access into because there is no flap over the top, which I love. It also has enough room in it to carry your necessities but not be TOO big for a cross body. Well made. Lightweight. Multiple color options. Highly recommend!

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LEATHER JACKET | I have been in the market for a leather jacket, even a nice faux leather jacket for a couple years now. I never seem to find the right one at the right time. I bought a few from the #NSale on the first day of Early Access and happened to like two of the three I bought. After much thought, I decided that I like this one the best. The way it drapes in the front is what sold me. I also like how it’s a little lighter than the one I reviewed a few outfits up! It’s also a little more affordable which is a perk considering I did quite a bit of damage to my Nordstrom card this past week. You’ll definitely be seeing me style this jacket a lot throughout the Fall and Winter season! It runs true to size. I’m wearing an XXS.

BASIC GRAY TEE | This was another one of my favorite purchases. Only $12. Runs true to size, fits a little big. It’s a great tee to wear under jackets and cardigans in the beginning of the Fall season or right now during the Summer!

DISTRESSED DENIM | This pair of jeans is not included in the #NSale, but SO cute for a pair of jeans under $100! I’ve been wearing them non-stop lately!

LACE-UP SANDALS | Mine are not included in the #NSale, but there is an identical pair with a pointed toe that is HERE.

And there you have it! Whew! I hope that was helpful and that you feel a little more prepared on what to snag tomorrow when the sale opens! If I were you, I would make a list of the items you REALLY want and write down the item #’s on a piece of paper. They are always listed underneath the title of the product on the product page. With that list, tomorrow you’ll be able to easily search for your item so specifically! This will increase your chances of getting everything you want!

There were a few other items that I need to style and share with you all! I know there are a few of you asking for duck boot outfit inspiration and that’s coming … I’m just a little worn out. I’ve been doing a lot of changing and outfit shooting this week. So, I’m a little pooped at the moment but I’ll be sure to add those outfits to this post before the end of the day tomorrow.

DON’T FORGET! I’m announcing some BIG news tomorrow here on the blog, as well as featuring all the best items from the #NSale of a particular trend that we all know and love to embrace every Fall and Winter season so be sure to stop by here first thing tomorrow morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today, y’all, and a special shoutout to everyone on Snapchat! Y’all make my day! xo.

MORE #NSALE BLOG POSTS HERE:
NSALE FAVORITES + SNAPCHAT SHOPPING PRODUCT REVIEW | THE FRIDAY FIVE: NSALE EDITION | TRANSITIONAL OUTFIT FOR SUMMER TO FALL | #NSALE FAVORITES UNDER $50 CASUAL SHIRTDRESS UNDER $40 | FALL OUTFIT ESSENTIALS UNDER $50 | BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEW + MAKEUP ROUTINE

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15 Comments

  1. Liza Ann wrote:

    Great post! Thanks for all of your tips, especially about sizing. About Fish’s blanket: is it also a magnet for dog hair? My dog is the same color as Fish (but about 7x his size) and I need a blanket or two that isn’t going to hold onto his hair for dear life.

    Published 7.21.16 · Reply
    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      That’s a great question! Fish doesn’t really shed so I haven’t noticed :\

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  2. Nicole wrote:

    OMG unbelievable review on your finds! I just ordered a dozen more items based on your reviews. My husband was like oh ya get that and that, peeking over at the laptop screen as I was viewing your site. You know you’ve done a great job when my hubby is encouraging me to order everything!

    Published 7.21.16 · Reply
  3. Kels wrote:

    Do the lace up flats run small or large? On snapchat you said small, so I ordered larger, and here you say smaller. :/ now they are sold out in the smaller size, I hope they restock!!!!

    Published 7.21.16 · Reply
    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      They run small. I’m so sorry. That was certainly my mistake and I corrected it as soon as the inconsistency was brought to my attention. Go half size down, as I mentioned in this post. Check first thing in the morning. I hope they have your size, as well. Sorry again! xo.

      Published 7.21.16 ·
  4. Sanchari Das wrote:

    Wonderful collection of outfits .. envious of your collection of ripped denim.
    https://freshfashioneveryday.wordpress.com/

    Published 7.21.16 · Reply
  5. Debbie wrote:

    Awesome reviews!!!

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  6. Kristen wrote:

    LOVE this post! super helpful and now i cannot wait to shop the sale!
    xo,
    Kristen
    http://www.kristeneil.com

    Published 7.21.16 · Reply
  7. Marisa wrote:

    The camel colored cape that you’re wearing with the white skinny jeans is it a cape that just your drapes over you or is it a sweater and has arm holes….any details you can provide would be great…..thanks!!!!

    Published 7.21.16 · Reply
    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      It’s a cape that just lays over you. No arm holes! xo.

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  8. Marianne wrote:

    You have found some gorgeous pieces!
    Can’t wait to shop and finding something myself!
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com/

    Published 7.22.16 · Reply
  9. Carolyn wrote:

    Thanks for such a thorough, detailed post! I love your style. Can you share where that mirror is from? It’s gorgeous.

    Published 7.22.16 · Reply
  10. Mia | Silver Girl wrote:

    The green maxi dress was my favourite. ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ™ฅ Mia
    http://www.silvergirl.org

    Published 7.22.16 · Reply
  11. Samantha wrote:

    I am so bummed I didn’t order the cognac purse when I had the opportunity to! Do you think it will be restocked?

    Published 7.22.16 · Reply
    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      Hi Samantha! I’m really not sure. I think it’s pretty unlikely, unfortunately. I’m sorry!

      Published 7.22.16 ·