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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchase Review Pt. 1

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale orders are finally all coming in. I did shopping in the store the first day of early access and was able to try on about half the items below, the other things I ordered online. This is only part one because I still have things making their way over to my house so stick around for that. I thought I'd do a review of the items I purchased because the sale goes live tomorrow and you need to act fast to purchase before they sell out again, they most likely won't be restocking. This size guide will help break down some of my favorite pieces for you! I will have a size reference down below so you can get an idea about how something might fit on you! Click on any of the links to be sent directly to the item, remember Nordstrom has free shipping and returns on all items and the sale opens will to the public Friday, July 22nd for one week only, than the prices get marked up. Happy Shopping! 

{My Sizes}
Tops: I usually wear a size 4/6 or small, sometimes medium depending if I want a looser fit.
Dresses: 4/6 or size small. I will size up to a medium for length. 
Bottoms: Size 6 fits me the best or a 27/28.
Shoes: 9.5 is my true size, but a size 10 fits the better in boots. 

Item: Socialite Cross Front Tee (keeping)
Sizing: I ordered this top in a medium and it fits perfectly. For a tighter fit size down, for a looser fit size up. This shirt is very popular right now and is currently sold out after being restocked 3 times. I am hoping it will be restocked by Friday when the sale goes public so I can order it in the white and black colors. It also comes in gray. 
Price: $21.90 marked down from $31

Sizing: When I tried these on in store I was in between a size 27 and 28, I ended up getting the 27 so I'd say these run true to size. There is a little stretch to them, but I love the ripped detailing. 
Price: $40.90 marked down from $62

Sizing: These run true to size, I ordered my regular 9.5. I am super excited to have a pair of lace up flats that I decided to order these in the chestnut suede color as well. They offer this flat in 6 different colors! 
Price: $59.90 marked down from $89.95


Item: BP. Deep V-Neck Pullover (keeping)
Sizing: This runs extreamly big, I tried the small on in store and the sleeves were way to long. I am wearing size XS above and it fits perfectly. I love how cozy this sweater is. It also looks great with a plaid button up underneath. I ordered it in gray also, pictured below.
Price: $33.90 marked down from $52


Sizing: The sizing on this was a little odd, I am wearing a size small above but bought the green one in a size XS (pictured below). Both fit the same, so maybe it was a typo? I would say this runs true to size and is going to be perfect for Fall. I ordered this in all 3 colors and will most likely be keeping them all. 
Price: $27.90 marked down from $42


Item: BP. Stripe Ruffle Hem Shirt (returning)
Sizing: Well shopping in store I tried this on in a medium and xs but neither worked for me, so I ordered this in my regular size small. It fits well, but I just don't like the look of this and the places it hits on my body. The material is great, super stretch which is sort of weird, but this will be going back. This item is currently sold out but will probably be restocked on Friday. 
Price: $26.90 marked down from $42


Item: BP. Open Front Cardigan (keeping)
Sizing: This runs true to size and I ordered a small. This comes in a variety of colors and is the perfect cardi. It is just the right length and is super cozy. My mom ordered this in the Blue Wing color. I highly recommend getting this, it is selling out fast!
Price: $31.90 marked down from $48


Sizing: Runs true to size, very stretchy material and soft. I like the high low detailing (pictured below) because this can be easily worn with leggings. It is also a great layering piece and comes in army green as well. 
Price: $17.90 marked down from $28


Sizing: Runs true to size, ordered them in a 9.5 but was a little scared they would be to small since in boots I usually get a 10. They fit perfectly with a thin sock and I love the color. I would have ordered these in the Sand Suede, but I bought a pair that color last year during the sale. The Chestnut Suede goes with most of the outfits posted below. 
Pricing: $79.90 marked down from $119.95


Item: Leith Lace Hem Peasant Tunic (keeping) 
Sizing: I tried this on in a small, it fit fine but I could not reach my arms above my head. I picked up the medium and love the way it fits. This is such a unique piece to have in your closet, I love the look of it. It sold out day one, so if it is restocked and you like it, order right away, this for sure will sell out quickly!
Pricing: $44.90 marked down from $62

BP. Plaid Tunic Shirt | B.P Destroyed Skinny Jeans Treasure&Bond 'Winsor' Block Heel Bootie

Item: BP. Plaid Tunic Shirt (exchanging)
Sizing: Ordered this in a small and the overall fit is fine, but the buttons keep popping on my chest (pictured below). I am going to try ordering a size up but it currently sold out. If you don't really have much of a chest than this runs true to size, if you do order up. The material is soft and is light, but is still warm feeling. I love the pattern and would be great as a layering piece. This also has a small high, low hem. 
Pricing: $28.90 marked down from $44


Sizing: I tried this on in both a small and medium and liked the length of the medium, both fit similar. Order up for a longer length, otherwise this runs true to size. It is really nice quality as well. This is another one of those items that sold out quickly, so keep your eye out for it.
Price: $45.90 marked down from $69


Sizing: Ordered these in the size 7 and they fit like a glove. I love the material, very stretchy but I am not sure about the style. I haven't decided if I cant to keep them or not, I have to play around more with them before deciding. But they are so comfortable so I kind of want to. 
Pricing: $40.90 marked down from $62


Sizing: Ordered a 27 which is my my normal size and they fit well. I love the distressed look as well as the bottom hem. I just don't know if I am keeping them since I have so many pairs of jeans and usually I prefer dark denim in the Fall. 
Pricing: $44.90 marked down from $68


Sizing: Runs true to size ordered a small. I love the length and is already one of my favorite items I ordered. Can easily be layered, also comes in petite sizes. 
Pricing: $44.90 marked down from $69

Lush 'Whitney' Bell Sleeve Woven Shift Dress | Treasure&Bond 'Winsor' Block Heel Bootie

Item: Lush 'Whitney' Bell Sleeve Woven Shift Dress (keeping in the green, returning the blue)
Sizing: I ordered up because this runs short, the medium is fine, but it is still pretty short for my taste, more like a tunic length. I am going to try it out with leggings and see how that goes. I love the pattern of this one! I am retuning the one in blue (pictured below) because I don't think it will go with much in the Fall. For a head up, the material is really thin. 
Pricing: $31.90 marked down from $48


Sizing: I am so in love with this jacket and will be ordering it in the other color when it gets restocked. I ordered a size small, but I kind of want to try this in a medium to see how much of a difference there is. I would stay it runs true to size for the most part. This is amazing quality and I feel like it should be more expensive than it is. This has sold out again after 3 restocks, a hot item for sure! 
Pricing: $124.90 marked down from $188


Sizing: I ordered a medium in this dress that fits well on me. I am returning it because I did not like the material and the ribbing on it. I do love the color and the criss cross top. I did feel like it was a tad short on me. I recommend sizing up. 
Price: $29.90 marked down from $46


Item: Hinge Crochet Lace Trim Dress (exchanging)
Sizing: I ordered small but will be exchanging it for a medium due to the length. It was fine taking these photos, but if I bend over my butt comes completely out. So if you are taller than 5'5 order up. I love the pattern and felt like the quality matched the price. 
Price: $59.90 marked down from $89


Hope this review was helpful, let me know what items you plan on buying in the comments below. Remember the sale goes live to the public on Friday, July 22nd and will be open for one week before  the prices get marked up. Be sure to head over Nordstrom to see all the great goodies! 


#NSale Top 10 Essentials for Fall


I am so excited to finally shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Today is the first day the sale is open to cardholder, if you need more tips for shopping the sale and dates check out my post here. A lot of items this year are under a $100 and are budget friendly which is awesome! Everything above besides the boots and bag are under $100 are essentials for your Fall wardrobe. If there is one item off this list you need to buy right now it would have to be the riding boots because those are going to be selling the fastest. They are deeply discounted, more than $200 off and will last you fore years! 

Everything above can be mixed and matched creating the basics for your fall wardrobe. Last year this blouse was really popular and quickly became one of my favorites, it actually own it in 6 or 7 colors because I loved the way it fit, my mom also has a couple as well. They are very versatile and are perfect for the office or for school. Also these jeans are my all time favorite that I wear all the time, they are on the higher end price wise, but are a great deal right now! If you can splurge on those right now stick around because I will be doing a whole denim round up coming in the next couple of weeks! Lastly, these Zella leggings were popular last year and I have heard great things about them, I am going to try them on and see how they go, this will be one of those items that sells out the quickest. 

I am headed to Nordstrom after work today to shop the sale before ordering online. I have a lot of things in my bag on the site right now that are offered in the store, but figured it would be better to try on in person so I don't have to deal with the returns, even though Nordstrom does free returns and shipping. Happy Shopping! 


Call Me Coral + Some Huge Sales Happening Today Only!










Merona Women's Lightweight Utility Vest H&M shirt, old (similar here & here) | Sparrow Boutique Flirty Full Skirt Jeffrey Campbell 'Rodillo-Hi' Wedge Sandal Baublebar Sebastian Tassel Collar Baublebar 'Cabochon' Studded Cuff Baublebar 'Spyda' Cuff Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses

Nothing new is happening with me lately, just the same school work and work to keep my busy. I finally got to wear this skirt from Sparrow Boutique. It is such a huge statement piece since it is neon for sure. I of course had to match my striped neon shirt to go with. There are some huge sales happening this week, as you know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on Thursday so to get ready for that check out my post here. Also today only, Shopbop and Amazon are having some huge sales as well.

{Sales to Mention}
Shopbop just launched their surprise designer sale, receive an extra 25% off all designer sale merchandise with code 'DESIGNER25' sale ends Wednesday, July 13th.
Amazon is also hosting its second annual Prime Day featuring more than 100,000 deals worldwide for new and existing Prime members, adding more deals every 5 minutes. All deals are live starting July 12th through the end of the day. Some great deals include 30% off clothing, shoes and accessories and 35% off luxury beauty.


5 Things You Need to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #NSale

One of the biggest sales of the year is starting in just 3 days! This is a huge and very popular sale for a couple of reasons. Nordstrom gets in their new fall merchandise and sells it at a discounted price for a short time period. This isn't like other sales where it is stuff the company is trying to get rid of, but more like a preview of what is to come for fall as well as giving huge discounts to stock up! The quality of the products are probably why the sale is popular, it is brand new items for incredible prices! Last year was the first time I really shopped the sale and I sure felt like I wasn't ready. A lot of the items become sold out very quickly so this year I know it is good to have a game plan. Plus, Nordstrom always does free shipping and free returns so if things don't work out then they can just be sent back. I have put together 5 things you need to know about the #NSale below so you can be as prepared as I am! 

1. WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the store's biggest sale of the year. The sale allows Nordstrom customers to shop new arrivals for the Fall and Winter that are this years newest and hottest items at a discounted price before these items are available to the public. Well online shopping the sale items online will have the discounted price showing plus the original full price that it will be when the sale is over so you can see how much you actually are saving. 
2. WHEN DOES IT START?: The sale is open to all Nordstrom customers from July 22 - August 7, 2016. But Early Access for cardholders is from July 14 - July 21st. If you are a cardholder that means you will have access to the sale first on July 14th. But if you are not a cardholder, you can shop the sale on July 22nd. The nice thing about being a cardholder is you have first access to the items before they become sold out in that size or color. Either way, the prices will go up for everyone on August 8th.
3. HOW TO RECEIVE EARLY ACCESS: To receive early access to the sale is to become a card holder. It is free and easy, plus there are some different options. There are both the credit and debit options available. Having that card gets you into the sale before the pubic can. This is a great way to snag all the great Fall and Winter items at a discounted price before they sell out. You can apply for a Nordstrom credit or debit card here. I know some people aren't interested in getting a credit card, but Nordstrom does offer a debit card option that as the same benefits as the Nordstrom retail card. With either card you are still granted early access to the sale on July 14th. It is free to sign up and with the debit card your purchases are drawn directly from your personal bank account. Other than early access to the sale there are some other perks to having the card, it will automatically allows you to be a member of the Nordstrom rewards program which means when you make a purchase you will earn points that turn into gift cards to spend at Nordstrom.
4. WHAT KIND OF DEALS ARE THERE?: You can save 25%, 30% or sometimes even more on brand new fall and winter items. The new arrivals include shoes, women's clothing, men's clothing, accessories and even home decor. This is the time to get your Fall and Winter essentials including outerwear and a new pair of riding boots. Even designer items are included in the sale so this is a great time to get the best deals. 
5. WHAT BRANDS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE DISCOUNTED?: Basically all the brands Nordstrom has to offer including: BP., Vince Camuto, Steve Madden, Rebecca Minkoff, Joe's Jeans, Madewell, Hunter, Current/Elliott, Vince, Tory Burch, Ugg, Hinge, Halogen, Sam Edelman, Topshop, Converse, Kendra Scott and many more, they have something for everyone. 

{Dates to Remember}
July 14th: Early Access Begins
July 22nd: Public Access Begins
August 7th Final Day of the Sale

Red, White and Dot Midi Skirt









Madewell The Jean Jacket in Pinter Wash J.Crew Favorite Tank | J.Crew Crystal Floral Burst Necklace J.Crew Midi Skirt in Cotton Clip-Dot (white sold out, similar here) | J.Crew sandals, old (similar here & here)KJP Lake Minnetonka Tory Burch Robinson Large Zip-Top Tote Bag, Tiger's Eye Karen Walker Number One

The 4th of July may have pasted, but I am still wearing my favorite color combo; red, white and blue. The skirt I have had since it came out and finally I decided to pull it out, I think it may look better if I wore wedges with it, but I had to go with my go to red sandals. I also just got this new KJP bracelet which is navy which will go with everything, I love the design and just reminds me of the lake!

I am on the hunt for some good running shorts, I was at TJ Maxx last night and found a couple pairs similar to the Lululemon speed shorts but they just didn't fit right. Some had the longer spandex underneath which didn't look right and the other pairs that didn't were to short. So I am still looking for a good pair. Right now I just have the Nike classic "norts" and Target shorts but will keep looking.