CortneyDryden

NASCAR PR rep with a love of horror films, smushed-faced dogs, graphic design, Garth Brooks, college football, and fashion.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Outfit Roundup

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OMG, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 is ALMOST open to the public! I, clearly, have gone a little crazy this year, but hopefully I can make it to your benefit 🙂 Because I have styled ten looks below and am sharing size and price info, as well as my reviews on these purchases. And while I only included pieces I genuinely love below, I did have a few misses. Namely, this deceivingly adorable blouse. Don’t be fooled! It’s enormous and looks like a hospital gown. Honestly, the model must be ten feet tall. But have no fear, I weeded out those items and showing y’all how everything looks on.

Thankfully (and in spite of that hot mess express top), almost every product in the #NSale ran true to size. Just keep in mind that cardigans are typically oversized, so depending on whether or not you like a close fit pick your normal size or size down one (I always size down). But each of the tops, sweaters, and boot(ie)s I purchased all fit perfectly.

While shopping the sale, I always suggest y’all purchase multi-functional pieces that can last all Summer and Fall long and be worn a number of different ways. The best part about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that it really highlights your trusty basics and wardrobe workhorses. Your wallet will thank you once Fall rolls around and you’ve already gotten the heavy lifting out of the way – for a fraction of the cost! Plus, Nordstrom has the best return policy, so if you winding up hating something, there’s free shipping and returns!

This sale is certainly overwhelming, so if you’re wondering where to start I’ll share with you my FAVORITE purchases – this Tory Burch tote, these Zella leggings, these Vince Camuto booties, and these Leith shorts. You can scroll down to see how I styled them. I could be persuaded into giving up everything else, but you’d have to pry those four items from my cold, dead hands! Ha!

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Cardigan: TopShop || On Sale for: $56.90 | After Sale: | Oversized Wearing Size US 2


Notes: I tried this oversized cardigan on in a few different sizes and honestly every one of them looked the same on, so if you can snag this when it comes back in stock, don’t be too picky! But size down if you can.

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Dress: Lush || On Sale for: $29.90 | After Sale: $45 | TTS Wearing Size Small
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || On Sale for: $183.90 | After Sale: $275
Booties: Vince Camuto (French Taupe) || On Sale for: $99.90 | After Sale: $149.95 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Earrings: BaubleBar || On Sale for: $33.90 | After Sale: $48


Notes: This dress varies in length based on what size you order. Some petite bloggers were complaining about the XS being too short, but I am 5’4 and wearing a small and it is plenty long.

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Shorts: Leith || On Sale for: $42.90 | After Sale: $65 | TTS Wearing Size Small
Cardigan: B.P. || On Sale for: $31.90 | After Sale: $45 | TTS Wearing Size Small
Bag: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $349.90 | After Sale: $528


Notes: I should have taken a picture of the inside of this Tory Burch tote because the organization is AMAZING! There is a middle zip divider and much more. This is my favorite purchase of the whole sale.

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Booties: Vince Camuto (French Taupe) || On Sale for: $99.90 | After Sale: $149.95 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || On Sale for: $183.90 | After Sale: $275


Notes: These booties look much lighter and tanner in the product photo on Nordstrom’s website. They are a beautiful, dark sand color that pairs perfectly with the Rebecca Minkoff crossbody as included in the sale!

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Leggings: Zella || On Sale for: $42.90 | After Sale: | TTS Wearing Size Small
T-Shirt: Carlson || On Sale for: $17.90 | After Sale: $25 | TTS Wearing Size Medium
Vest: Patagonia || On Sale for: $73.90 | After Sale: $99 | TTS Wearing Size Small
Bag: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $349.90 | After Sale: $528
Tennis Shoes: Nike || On Sale for: $89.90 | After Sale: $120 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Sports Bra: Zella || On Sale for: $35.90 | After Sale: $55 | TTS Wearing Size Small
Watch: Kate Spade || On Sale for: $149.90 | After Sale: $225


Notes: I had read all about Zella leggings before, but didn’t believe the hype until I tried on this pair of leggings. They are very high waisted (which I love) and really suck you in. Plus, they don’t slide off of you as the day goes on like cheaper leggings tend to.

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Dress: Leith || On Sale for: $45.90 | After Sale: $69 | TTS Wearing Size Small

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Watch: Kate Spade || On Sale for: $149.90 | After Sale: $225

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Cardigan: B.P. || On Sale for: $31.90 | After Sale: $45 | TTS Wearing Size Small
T-Shirt: Carlson || On Sale for: $17.90 | After Sale: $25 | Wearing Size Medium
Boots: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $299 | After Sale: $498 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $349.90 | After Sale: $528


Notes: If you have ever considered purchasing a pair of Tory Burch riding boots, now is the time! They won’t be under $300 until (maybe) Cyber Monday.

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Sweater: Love By Design || On Sale for: $45.90 | After Sale: $60 | Wearing Size Medium
Denim: AG || On Sale for: $149.90 | After Sale: $225 | TTS Wearing Size 27
Booties: Vince Camuto (Greystone) || On Sale for: $99.90 | After Sale: $149.90 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $349.90 | After Sale: $528

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Sweater: B.P. || On Sale for: $35.90 | After Sale: $55 | Oversized Wearing Size Small
Boots: Sam Edelman || On Sale for: $149.90 | After Sale: $224.95  | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || On Sale for: $183.90 | After Sale: $275

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Top: B.P. || On Sale for: $31.90 | After Sale: $48 | Oversized Wearing Size XS
Booties: Vince Camuto (French Taupe) || On Sale for: $99.90 | After Sale: $149.95 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || On Sale for: $183.90 | After Sale: $275


Notes: This button-down is such a Fall staple! It is oversized (I’m wearing a size XS) and is long in the back – perfect for pairing with faux leather leggings and booties!

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LOOK DETAILS:

Sweater: Love By Design || On Sale for: $45.90 | After Sale: $60 | Wearing Size Medium
Booties: Vince Camuto (Greystone) || On Sale for: $99.90 | After Sale: $149.90 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $349.90 | After Sale: $528


Notes: I honestly can’t believe I didn’t own a pair of gray booties. My closet has been missing out – they are the perfect neutral and match so much! Thank goodness I didn’t order yet another pair of taupe. These booties are SO flattering, as well. I have large feet for my height and they look narrow and petite in these.

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LOOK DETAILS:

Cardigan: B.P. || On Sale for: $31.90 | After Sale: $45 | TTS Wearing Size Small
Boots: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $299 | After Sale: $498 | TTS Wearing Size 8.5
Bag: Tory Burch || On Sale for: $349.90 | After Sale: $528

 

Best Activewear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Leggings: Zella (On Sale for $42!) / T-Shirt: Nordstrom (On Sale for $17) / Vest: Patagonia (Under $75) / Bag: Tory Burch (On Sale for $349!) / Tennis Shoes: Nike (Under $90) / Sports Bra: Zella (On Sale for $35) / Watch: Kate Spade (Under $150)


Happy Wednesday, y’all! I hope you’re ready for Friday because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will FINALLY be open to the public! Fingers crossed that Nordy’s is restocking some of the most-loved pieces. You never know! I will be sharing a HUGE round-up of all of my purchases including pricing, sizing, and reviews Friday morning, but I wanted to pop in and share this athletic-wear look so you can snag it before these sell out for good.

While I post mostly dressier looks here on the blog, you can usually catch me in activewear on a day-to-day basis. I typically stick to black leggings because I have wide calves and printed bottoms just make me look larger. But I have heard raving reviews about Zella leggings and had to try them out while they’re on sale. Well, the hype is real! These are SO comfy and really suck you in thanks to the high waist. And the blush and gray color was too good to turn down. I am wearing a size small and the fit is perfect! I also grabbed the matching sports bra (on sale) and am wearing the look now with a loose white tank. I love that Nordstrom included some wear-now, wear-later pieces in the sale this year.

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Myrtle Beach Outfit Roundup

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Today, I am taking a break from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale madness to share a roundup of all of my looks from my trip to Myrtle Beach last week. And while it has been so much fun to share Fall looks, we are still very much in the dead of Summer. Luckily for y’all, all of these looks are under $50, so you can snag a few looks from each season without breaking the bank!

This was our second year staying in Ocean Lakes. Please tell me some of y’all have been there before?! It is so unique! Ocean Lakes is a neighborhood and campground on the beach and everyone drives around on golf carts. Once the sun sets, folks drive their golf carts out onto the strip of road in front of the ocean and just cruise. Basically, it would be awesome if I was a 13-year-old! We had quite a few friends and family down there, so it was great to just relax and stuff our faces with seafood.

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