Picks from the public debut of Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

It's finally here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public for shopping, and lots of pretty stuff awaits. I have to admit that this year I shopped more for my guy than I did for myself -- I did get a few nice things for myself though!

In the spirit of pretty, here are some outfits that include Anniversary Sale items that caught my eye. The dress above, the Eileen Fisher Bateau Neck Cap Sleeve Dress (now $125/after sale $188) in particular has multiple cute stylings!

Inside, the looks...

**Note: some of the items from these outfits may be sold out right now, but they almost always pop back before the end of the sale!!

Take 20% off full-price Anthropologie all weekend long!!

Anthropologie's non-stop promotion wheel keeps on turning. This time the wheel has stopped on a particularly good deal: this weekend, take 20% off full-price Anthropologie items! I went into the Rockefeller Center Anthropologie briefly yesterday and felt a gut instinct to hold off on shopping til today -- so glad I waited.

I plan to use this promo to buy the Lien.Do by Seychelles Cordoba Mini Wedges ($148 + 20% off), the new color of the Fringed Stripe Tunic Dress ($148) and hopefully the Cheshire Dress ($158) too if I can find it in-store; online store inventory checks seem to be turned off at the moment.

This promo is valid both in-store and online, and does have an asterisk that some exclusions apply -- I'm guessing BHLDN, for example, is not included.

The extra 30% off sale promo is also still running!

Also, entirely OT but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public to shop! I'll have a post later today with some more favorites from that awesome sale.

Free Shipping goes away after today at Anthropologie...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Attention Free Shipping demanders: today is your last day to place an order with Anthropologie and receive Free Shipping on orders of $150+!!

Perhaps its time to take advantage of one of the many promos Anthro is running, like 20% off full price shoes? Perhaps an online-only pair like the Cubanas Stela Wedges (now $143) is in your future? Or maybe an online-only adornment like the Arlandes Earrings ($128), which remind me of hot air balloons in much more delicate form? A belt or scarf, hmm? Check out all the online exclusive accessories here. Or maybe beauty is more your thing, and it's time to check out one of those TenOverTen nail polishes your NYC, LA or Austin friends are always talking about from their nail salons to get you over the $150 threshold? (I'm a big fan of the Prince color myself.)

It could be time to take advantage of the big 20% off select bedding, furniture and more home goodies promo. Could an Octopus Garden Shower Curtain (now $119) be in your future? And a Majorcan Garden Pillow (now $71)? Or would it be something bigger, like the Epoque Bureau (now $719)? Remember that all furniture has a flat $150 delivery fee and is not eligible for free shipping. The 20% off helps greatly!

Or if you are a teacher and have a valid school or teacher ID, you can take 15% off your full price purchase through September 12! And take advantage of Free Shipping today too, on a pretty school outfit like the Windflower Blouse ($88) worn with the Catteau Pencil Skirt ($128), or the Embroidered Sienna Top ($88) paired with the Pilcro Chino Skirt ($78) or the Apoise Flutter Top ($298) together with the Mother Back-Slit Pencil Skirt ($218)?

Maybe it is something else still that gets your Free Shipping delight! What will it be for you?

Checking in with...Banana Republic

Looking to add some extra pretty to your summer wardrobe? 
Banana Republic has some serious deals right now. Above, the Pom-Pom Cascade Vee Top (now $58).

Banana Republic has been hit and miss for me lately (mostly miss, sadly) but even with their fit struggles and weird material choices, I have found some extra pretty delights to add softness to my closet where needed!

Take the Pom-Pom Cascade Vee Top (now $58, I took a medium) above. This top is lightweight and the ruffles move beautifully in the summer breeze. It may be hard to see in the photos online, but the ruffles have tiny little bead 'pom-poms' running down them, a cute design detail that invites people to get close to see them. This top comes in the beige color above (called cocoon) as well as navy. I bought this cocoon color and wear it a variety of ways -- with this Button-Front Canvas Skirt (now $35, I took a 12) or this Ruffle Flounce Skirt (now $48, I took a 12 and went for the tall version which hits closer to my knees) and these Emilia Heeled Sandals ($128, I took a 9) in green, or I wear them over cropped white pants -- my current favorite are these Pilcros from Anthropologie (I took a 30) -- with cute sandal heels (I wear a 9).

Right now there is a special on lots of summer items, up to 40% off via this page. And their summer sale is offering some deliciously low prices on items we can wear now and later. Plus if you're a Banana Republic cardholder you can take 15% off your order at the moment (code: BRCARD)! Inside, some of my recent successes that are on sale or promo right now...

Get first dibs on Anthropologie's August new arrivals

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fall is in the air at retailers including Anthro, where you can pre-shop August for the next 48 hours!
Featuring the Augusta Top ($88).

Excited for August, and perhaps Fall too? Anthropologie certainly is! So much so that it has unveiled its August First Dibs shopping page for Anthro loyalty program members. Best news? The shoes on the page are included in the current 20% off full-price shoes promo too.

From the first dibs page, most intriguing to me are the Augusta Top ($88) shown in the photo at the top of this post, the Windflower Blouse ($88), Marcela Ankle Strap Heels ($127 on promo), the Cowled Sweater Tank ($98) though I wish it didn't have that inverted v detail in the back, it makes things so boxy and unflattering Anthro!!!, and the Mori Cardigan ($98).

What are your favorites? Don't forget about Free Shipping on orders of $150+! See all the First Dibs items here.

And now your Anthro order of $150+ ships FREE! Plus, killer promos at Madewell & J.Crew

If yesterday's onslaught of Anthropologie promos wasn't quite enough for you, perhaps this will make your shopping day: Free Shipping is back at Anthro on orders of $150+! If you want to try out online exclusives like the Cloverdale Mini Skirt ($138) or the Elsinora Lace Tank ($78) or the Island-Hopper Dress ($268) or the Ormanda Sheath ($168), now is your chance!

Also this morning, big sale news at two of my other favorite retailers. Starting today take an extra 40% off sale at J.Crew (use the code SUMMER) and take an extra 40% off sale at Madewell (use the code EXTRA40)!! Some picks from these sales include the Arrowstack Necklace (now $45 + extra 40% off), the Denim Button-Front Skirt in pure white (now $70 + extra 40% off), the Carrie Dress in Stripe (now $130 + extra 40% off), the Bow-Shouldered Top in oversized Gingham (now $60 + extra 40% off) and the Eyelet Overlay Dress (now $100 + extra 40% off, which I own and LOOOOOOOVE).

Happy Sale/Promo Hunting, everyone!

More new Anthropologie promos debut today including one just for teachers!!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Teachers get 15% off their full-price Anthro purchases through September 12!

Anthropologie is not satisfied with one or two promos, they have to unveil a whole bunch of new promos today! It's a bit head-spinning for this gal as I'm coming back up to speed post-hiking/swimming vacation (a few shots of which are up on my Instagram). Thankfully the wonderful community here is keeping tabs.

First up, if you're a teacher this promo is for you! Anthropologie is offering you 15% off your full-price purchases with a valid school or teacher ID, now through September 12. Now is the time to pick up a fun teaching look that will inspire future generations! (My 2nd grade teacher was beautiful and always dressed fabulously, and I still think of her to this day when I shop.) Dresses like the Cheshire Dress ($158), the new floral pattern of the Paimpont Silk Dress ($198), the Gathered Stripes Midi Dress ($158), or the Pierside Shirtdress ($148) seem particularly suited to this promotion.

Next up in promoland, Anthropologie has taken 20% off select full-price bedding, bath and more items for the home. This promo is deceptively named as it includes everything from duvets to furniture to rugs to soap to oh so much more! You can shop the special sale section here.

Highlights in this promo for me include the Georgina Duvet which rarely goes on promo, the Hand-Embossed Nightstand, the Eyelet Embroidered Sheet Set which I own and adore, the Shag Puff Pillow and the Rose Relief Rug.

Not yet content, Anthropologie has also taken 20% off full-price shoes! This means you can grab still-summer sweets like the Matisse Mystery Sandals (now $71) or the Sandgrens Rio Grande Clogs (now $143, drool) or the Farylrobin Finn Micro Wedges (now $119) or the Vicenza Aitana Heels (now $119) at this delicious new promo price.

And now if you'll excuse me, I have to sort through my overflowing cart! Will these promos reel you in too?

Anthropologie adds new items to sale AND takes an extra 30% off!!

In typical Anthropologie fashion, I went on vacation and instantly a flurry of promotions are unveiled! Last week was an exciting time to be an Anthro lover...wrapping up with new sale items appearing over the weekend and Anthropologie taking an extra 30% off sale items, no code required.

Highlights from the new markdowns for me include the Cameron Dress (now $100) which I'm shocked to see on sale so soon; it's very flattering to curves and runs TTS; the Lace Edge Tank (now $40, OOTD ideas here and here) which I own in every color and will soon have a backup in white; the Polistes Layer Necklace (now $30) which looks great with all the high and square necklines Anthro's been releasing this summer, and the Crossback Cami (now $40).

I've got a lot to talk about this week -- posting may be slow for the next couple of days as I get back up to speed. Have you taken advantage of this promo already?