Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Chic Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially started! Icon and Ambassadors can start shopping today, cardholders can start shopping tomorrow (11:30 am CST), and everyone else will get their shot at the sale on July 18th. If you want to shop before that date it’s not too late to sign up for a Nordstrom credit card here. I only use my Nordstrom card during the sale every year!

I’m sharing what I purchased along with all of my initial favorite picks. Keep in mind that new items will be added daily but these first items may or may not be restocked! Things are already flying off the shelves so if you see something you want, don’t hesitate on clicking that purchase button. You can always check out several times since Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns! Also, if you aren’t sure on size, order both sizes you are between and send the other back! Better to be safe than sorry as leaving something in your basket for more than a few minutes can mean you miss out!

I personally opted to order online and pick up in store the majority of my purchases. This means that Nordstrom will pull all of the items that you purchased and have them waiting for you at the customer service desk for you to pick up. Literally within a couple of hours! This is by far a better option than fighting the crows. I went before the sale started this week and it was already a madhouse! Also, there is 10X the selection online as there is in store as many of these items are “online only”.

Every year I stock up on “basics” meaning cotton tees, denim, cardigans, and leggings as these are the most worn pieces in my closet and truly are the most versatile. I love these $11 tees and also $18 long sleeve tees for layering when it starts to get a little cooler. The striped ones are always so cute peaking out from underneath a sweater! Last year I purchased this suede moto jacket and got way more use out of it than I thought! It goes with everything: jeans, dresses, you name it! Grab it while it’s almost $60 off. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these and I highly suggest getting them in multiple colors.

Happy shopping friends and may the sale God’s be ever in your favor 😉 Don’t forget to bookmark this tab for all things Nordstrom Sale and check back here and on Instagram for new items each days as well as restocks on popular items.


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Information

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


Get ready friends! The big kahuna of sales is just two weeks away! I can assure you this sale is a marathon not a sprint so knowing how to prepare for it is MONEY! Literally, figuratively, and emotionally. All of the above because if you don’t know how to shop it, I can assure you that it can be overwhelming. After three years of doing this, I know how to find the hidden gems before everyone else and I’m sharing all of it with all of YOU!


If you have been around here long enough, you know I haunt sales like it’s my job. Unlike other sales that mark down old or last season’s trends, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has BRAND NEW items (both Summer and Fall finds) discounted by up to 40% off from brands like Tory Burch, Top Shop, MAC, Stuart Weitzman, Free People, Rebecca Minkoff and SO many more! The sale runs for 3.5 weeks with new items added each day and at the end of the sale, everything goes back to full price. You can view some of the first items that will go on sale here.


  • July 9th Icon Level Nordy Club members can pre-shop in-store!
  • July 10th & 11th Icon and Ambassador Nordy Club members can pre-shop in store!
  • July 12th, 12:30 pm EST Early Access begins for Nordstrom Cardholders
  • July 19th The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public
  • August 4th The sale ends and items return back to full price



Only Nordstrom cardholders will gain access on July 12th- a full week before the rest of the world. The reason this matters is because most of the good stuff WILL sell out before public access even opens. It happens every year. I finally bit the bullet this year and applied for the credit card because after two years of not having it, I know better.If you want to shop the sale early, APPLY ASAP so you can be approved before early access starts. If you apply before July 10th, you will get a $60 Nordstrom note (aka FREE money!). Apply here.

PRO TIP: Make sure you add your card to your Nordstrom online account before the sale starts so you’re completely ready to shop when it’s go time!


The sale will bring out new items geared for Fall/Winter but there will also be items that you can wear now! While you might not be ready just yet to think about cold weather clothing, the deals that you will score now are well worth it later on. In years past my favorite items to shop for were leather boots, lightweight jackets, designer purses, jeans, everyday tops and beauty items. I highly suggest going through your closet now to see what items you actually need verses making impulse decisions when the sale comes.

I also suggest looking at some of my popular blog posts from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to see what type of items you might be able to score this year. You can expect to see similar blog posts and sale coverage this year!





I will be shopping the sale in real time and will update you on the blog and social media with all of the best items including those that I think will sell out super fast. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram via posts and stories as well as the app as this is where I will be sharing sizing guides, favorite items, styling tips and giveaways before they make it to the blog!

If you want to share what items you are shopping for this year, please do! Comment below and let me know what type of items you are looking for. I will be making a list and shopping those items as soon as the sale goes live. While the Nordstrom Sale will have literally hundreds of pages of sale items, it is my job to shop for what you ladies want. So send me your lists and let me do the hard part for you! I will also be checking as popular items come back in stock so once the sale starts, feel free to send me items you might have missed out on because items do get returned within the 3.5 week sale period!


If this is your first Nordstrom Sale rodeo than you are about to see just how overwhelming the sale can be. Stores are a madhouse. I would say comparable to the hunger games so shopping online is much more preferable and less stressful. If you are nervous about sizing, order two and return the one that doesn’t work. Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns + really affordable expedited shipping compared to a lot of retailers. However, if you need your purchase same-day, you can still shop it online and opt for in-store or curbside pickup!



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Diamond Rings: A Love Story For The Ages

Next year my parents will have been married for 30 years! My dad has been wanting to upgrade my mom’s ring for decades now but she has always politely declined as she says that her original ring holds too much sentimental value. Well after several years of persuasion, my mom finally decided that year 30 could be the year her ring got a little “level up”. My mom and I recently went to Robbins Brothers Houston store to check out their ring selection. While I am nowhere near the point in my life that would require a ring on my left finger, it’s still fun to fantasize so I never say no when mama asks me to tag along 🙂

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Left: Mom’s current ring | Right: Poem White Gold Ring with Robbins Brothers Ring Wrap

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Apparently when it comes to diamond rings, the apple does in fact fall far from the tree because our taste in rings are totally different. Mom’s original diamond ring is marquise shaped and is what she is still predominantly drawn to 30 years later. She ventured out to also try on a few cushion cut and pear shaped rings, all in the white gold family.

The ring that I am wearing above (on the right) was also one of Mom’s selections. This vintage fancy shape ring from the Poem Collection is unlike any other ring I’ve ever seen and immediately made it one of our favorites. The more unique, the better!

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Left: Poem Collection | Right: Poem Collection

Tacori Platinum Cadillac Blue Sapphire Diamond 

A new element that Mama is wanting to incorporate with this ring is sapphire. My dad has tried to buy her many sapphire rings over the years because it is her birthstone and favorite gem, but my mom has always said that she would rather spend the money elsewhere. Now that they are upgrading her ring, the thought of making it more unique with sapphires is something she really likes but also makes the ring search a little more complicated. Thankfully Robbins Brothers offers customization on almost any ring! That way if she finds a ring she loves and wants to add sapphires, she can do that no problem.

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

Before we left, I obviously had to try a few rings on myself, for good measure and all. Almost every ring that I picked out was in the yellow gold or rose gold family. Ever since I received my Aggie Ring (WHOOP!), I predominantly wear gold jewelry to match. I guess the same holds true for engagement rings! Unlike my mom, I was drawn to round, oval and radiant shaped rings and more of a solitaire diamond with a simplistic band. I did try on a few cushion cut rings as well which is about the only ring shape that seemed to agree on!

It’s funny how my mom and I tend to agree on almost everything these days but when it comes to diamonds I guess it’s true that every woman’s love story is different which makes every woman’s ring different too. I’m sure my taste in rings could change a hundred times over before I write my own love story, but it’s still interesting to see how my mom’s taste and I differ.

Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings

We met with both Tommy (the general manager) and Antoinette at the Robbins Brothers Houston store near the Galleria and both were such a pleasure to work with! If you are in the market for an engagement ring, wedding band, or sparkly new diamond, Mama Adams and I cannot say enough good things about Robbins Brothers and their staff that truly make the buying experience so much fun! Plus their large, quality selection had me feeling like Reese Witherspoon in the Sweet Home Alabama scene where Patrick Dempsey let’s her take her pic from the entire store selection. Future husband, if you are reading this, take note 😉

Thank you Robbins Brothers Houston for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by: BanAvenue

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries

Hi friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. Early access lasts another 3 days before the sale opens up to the entire public on July 21st. Some items have already sold out and others are starting to so I wanted to get this post up sooner rather than later so that you can get an idea of my favorite picks, sizing tips and my overall take on some of the best sale items!

I shared a first look of these outfits on my Instagram Stories but since those only last 24 hours, I wanted to give all of those that didn’t get a chance to view them, a way to shop these items. Do make sure you are following me on Instagram though to ensure you are getting sale updates first! Now without further adieu I am styling 10 everyday + 10 work wear looks! PS don’t forget that I have rounded up all of my favorite picks from the sale for each of the categories below to make your shopping easier!

Tops & Sweaters // Pants & Jeans // Outerwear // Work Wear // Athletic Wear // Shoes


Lush Side Split Tee: $15 + comes in 6 colors // Runs true to size or size up if you want to knot it.

Topshop Strappy Jumpsuit: $52 // Runs big. I am wearing a size 4 here but needed a 2.

Y-Back halter tank: $38 + comes in 2 colors // Runs big. The XS was still roomy on me.

Deconstructed off the shoulder top: $45 + comes in 2 colors // Runs very big. I would have needed the XXS.

Topshop raw hem flare jeans: $49 // Hands down my fav jeans from the sale! // Size down. I am wearing a 24.

Tie front blouse: $31 + comes in 3 colors // Runs big, I needed an XXS

Off the shoulder poplin top: $58 + comes in 3 colors // This sweater/shirt combo is so much fun! // Runs true to size.

Lace-up bell sleeve top: $45 // Great top for now and later // Runs true to size.

Sincerely Jules sweatshirt: $79 + comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size. Size up for an oversized fit.

BP lace trim cami: $22 +comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size // One of my fav purchases!!

Circle cardigan: $49 + comes in 3 colors // My top cardigan pick. SO soft you guys and I love that it is longer in the back. Runs bigs, I am wearing an XS here.

Embroidered moto jacket: $110 // Literally my NUMBER ONE favorite purchase! // Runs true to size. I am wearing an XS.

Suede skirt: $64 + comes in 2 colors // One of my favorite purchases from the sale! // Runs true to size. I sized down for a little bit of a shorter fit.


Floral Shirtdress: $59 // Would be so cute with a pair of heels nor or boots when it gets cooler! // Runs true to size although I would suggest sizing up for anyone taller than 5’3” or for added length to make appropriate for the office.

Ruffle poplin top: $45 // Runs true to size.

Kick Flare Ankle Pants: $49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

Ruffle Sleeve sweater: $49 // Comes in 6 colors // Size down. I needed an XXS.

Asymmetrical jacket$98 // Black, grey and nude jackets are my favorite because they pair well with almost anything. Such a versatile and fun jacket! // Runs true to size.

J. Crew Reese Pant: $87 // Come in 3 colors and are the most comfortable work pant you could own! Have an elastic waist // Fit true to size.

Bell Sleeve blouse: $58 // Comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size.

Cashmere Drape vest: $98 // Such a good staple for any closet. Can be worn casually or to work // Comes in 4 colors // One size fits all.

Seamed back leggings: $31 / / These are thick enough to be worn to work and would be perfect to wear with boots // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size although I suggest sizing up for work.

Button back ruffle hem dress: $65 // Love the buttons down the back and the drop hem waist. Would be so cute with heels now or booties for the cooler weather // Runs true to size.

Jersey funnel neck top$19 // If you are going to buy one thing from the sale, let this be it. Such a good piece to have in your closet for work or play. // runs true to size but I suggest sizing up for work for a less fitted look.

One button cardigan: $104 // The price point isn’t great on this but the quality and structure is. It has a slight bell sleeve to it. // Fits true to size

Kick Flare Ankle Pants$49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

J. Crew pleat leather mini: $95 // Worth every penny! I have a similar ones and get compliments ALL the time. // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size.

Roll Sleeve Shirt: $58 // One of my favorite work wear tops because it is extremely functional. These are usually the first type of tops that I reach for in my closet // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size. I’m wearing a PXS.

Bell sleeve top: $38 // Runs true to size.

Seamed back leggings$31 / / These are thick enough to be worn to work and would be perfect to wear with boots // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size although I suggest sizing up for work.

Peplum shirt: $38 // My favorite top of the entire sale. Looks so cute with the sleeves rolled up as well // Comes in 3 colors // Size up.

Kick Flare Ankle Pants$49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

Jersey funnel neck top$19 // If you are going to buy one thing from the sale, let this be it. Such a good piece to have in your closet for work or play. // runs true to size but I suggest sizing up for work for a less fitted look.

Pleat midi skirt: $49 // Great price point and overall a crowd favorite! // runs true to size.

And for the grand finale…. here are my favorite work wear pieces included in the sale that are under $50!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Wear Now & Later

The first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2017 is here! If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you are able to shop the sale early. If you do not have a Nordstrom card, the sale will open up to the rest of the public on July 21st, just one short week away!

I stayed up all night to find what I think to be the best deals out there so far. While the majority of the sale is geared towards Fall/Winter items, I successfully found several items that you can actually wear right now (Southerners- I got you!). I am headed into Nordstrom later this morning to try on items from the sale and share how everything fits and my honest review about each item. I will post about this on the blog over the next couple of days, but get a first look by following me on Instagram! Remember these items WILL sell out fast!


Although most items are geared towards the cooler weather, I was still able to find a pretty large selection of swim suits, tank tops and dresses! See more of my “wear it now” picks below!

My favorite items to shop, especially during early access, are jeans, boots, designer purses, and coats! See more of my “wear it later” picks below!

I will be covering the Nordstrom Sale lots over the next 3 weeks so make sure to bookmark IACTM as Nordstrom will add new items to the sale each day! I’ve gone ahead and added a NSALE 2017 tab to the top of the blog with a drop down menu to categorize all of my favorite sale items. This is where you will find the most up to date items as I will also be updating this every day. Happy shopping friends 🙂

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