I have been looking forward to this day all year long!
You see…I’m approaching my 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with this little old blog, so I thought the best way to celebrate would be with YOU!
(After all, it’s way more fun to blog when you know your friends are reading…and by friends, I mean you sweet ladies!)
So, please allow me to indulge in a little reminiscing over the next few weeks as I look back at 10 years in blog land. I had no idea when I started this silly blog that I would still be doing it 10 years later…so, I really feel like that’s something to CELEBRATE!
Today, is PART ONE of the celebration and then later…PART TWO. Both days have MAJOR FUN GIVEAWAYS!
So, without further adieu…today’s giveaway…
That’s right! Today, I’m partnering with Nordstrom and their Anniversary Sale and celebrating MY ANNIVERSARY too! I’m going to give 10 LUCKY WINNERS EACH $200 NORDSTROM GIFT CARDS TO SHOP THE ANNIVERSARY SALE!
All you need to do to enter to win is head to the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. On Tuesday, I will announce the 10 winners and they each will receive $200 Nordstrom egift cards.
Now, this giveaway is fun…but the one we having coming up in PART TWO of my 10 Year Anniversary Celebration is going to be even BIGGER. #yesmaam So, if you don’t win today, no worries…you still have time!
You read that right!
The stuff that is on sale is NEW for this fall. So, later on in October or February when you see me wearing a cute sweater or boots and you want to know when/where I got it…I’m going to say, I got it at Nordstrom back in July because that’s when it was on sale. #winning
I always shop the sale the same way every year: I buy good quality fall stuff for me and I also buy Christmas gifts for my family and friends. Christmas? In July? Yes! Because come December, I LOVE pulling out my stash of stuff that I already bought for my favorite girls. I feel like a total superhero at the moment :).
Because I’m a Nordstrom card holder, I shopped online last week and my stuff was delivered to my house (because with free shipping and free returns, why would I take my 4 kids to the mall?!), but TODAY, the sale goes live to everyone!
So, here’s what I have for you:
1. My favorite items for the Anniversary Sale
2. My favorite gifts for Christmas
3. A giveaway where TEN of you will win at the bottom
Thanks again to Nordstrom! I am especially obsessed with the women’s stuff this year, and am pumped to share my favorite finds with you. I feel like my fall has already started (never mind that 100 degree temperature!).
These earrings right HERE. Every year, I buy a bunch of Kate Spade earrings to gift people (I think this might be my fourth year in a row to do that!), and it ALWAYS makes me feel so good! This year, I bought this pair for myself (and I’m wearing them in every picture below), but after they came, I bought five pairs to gift later on (my babysitter, Smith’s violin teacher, my friends, family, etc). I bought them in clear gold but they come in 6 other colors too!
Call me crazy…but these bracelets right HERE are probably my favorite thing from the Anniversary Sale. I never dreamed that I would love them as much as I do! They’re so light and they move around so easily on my wrist that I have been wearing them non-stop. I AM OBSESSED! I bought turquoise and pyrite but they also come in many other colors. I love them!
I am wearing these earrings (and this dress) in my fun 10 Year Anniversary pictures. Friends, THEY ARE SO LIGHT! You know how I cannot wear heavy earrings anymore, well these babies are light, light, light! I bought turquoise but they come in several other colors too!
Okay friends…I ordered four pairs of boots because I didn’t know which ones I would love the most. I already returned three pairs and kept just one. That being said, I called two other friends and told them to buy the ones I didn’t because they were all four SO CUTE AND COMFY! I just didn’t need four pairs. #right The tall boots come in four colors and had me swooning! You can see them below in a few outfit pics too!
Clearly, you can tell which color I was into this season 🙂 . I ended up keeping bootie #1 but was really torn between the other two as well! All of the booties come in multiple colors!
Okay, I ordered a few shirts and then complained to Andrew when they arrived that I didn’t like any of them (based on them just laying across my bed). But then, I put a few of them on and LOVED them! Shame on me for judging a book by its cover 😉 . As a reference, I bought THESE JEANS from the Anniversary Sale and am wearing them in every picture. They’re keepers! I immediately loved them!
Okay, some tops/a few jackets and a scarf that I loved…
I tried to focus on tops that I could wear when the weather transitions. So, sleeveless and light (that I can layer in the fall/winter) was the name of the game for me!
Then I topped it all with this leather jacket that is currently on sale. This kind of stuff right here is what you have to look for!!! Come cold weather, you’re going to be so mad if you have to pay full price for it. I bought this color but it also comes in black.
This sleeveless top right HERE was my very favorite!! I loved it so much that I bought it in two colors (it comes in four total!). The material is so soft and easy to wear, the bottom has this super cute scallop plus wait until you see the back of it. I. ADORE. IT!
The back has buttons and then see how it peeks out there? Loved it!
I added a leopard scarf because well…who won’t wear that all fall and winter long?!
And look at it in this color!! I will be wearing this top with white shorts and jeans NOW! So cute!
Another sleeveless top for the win! You can really dress this one down or up!
Or top it with a super cute blazer. Seriously, someone light a pumpkin spice candle and tell me it’s 50 degrees out.
I threw on the over the knee boots with a sweater and that scarf again. I decided that I probably have enough plain black pullovers (if that’s possible!), but I wanted you to see the taller boots with that cute scarf.
I didn’t keep the boots…but I sure did love them!
I seriously feel like I should put a pumpkin out or something now…
I thought there were some cute dresses this year that will work for many occasions. This one was a tad long on me, so I didn’t keep it, but if you’re a little taller, it would look adorable on you!
I’m wearing it with those sandals that I’ve been wearing all summer long!
Okay…you ladies know what my favorite thing to buy this time of year is. I buy it for myself AND I buy it to gift. Ready, set…
Adorable!! These come in multiple colors/patterns too!
Look at the cute cut out in the back!
Now, these were a fun surprise this year in the Anniversary Sale…
...Moscow Mule mugs! I have been eyeing these at Williams-Sonoma for sometime now, but geez…they’re expensive! I was floored to see them in the sale. These would be great gifts too!
Just so cute and an amazing price!
Okay, now, these are things that I didn’t buy during the sale but already have and now, they’re discounted. Here they are…
1. My favorite perfume…
2. My favorite robe…
How many times have you seen me in this robe? One billion? Well, now, they’re on sale.
3. And my blardigan…
I just love this blardigan. It’s like wearing a blanket!
4. My favorite camis are on sale! I mean, I really and truly wear one almost every single day!
And I bought just the one scarf but there were so many cute ones. You can scroll and click…
Now, don’t forget, this is all one big celebration for my 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY in blog world, so make sure you enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $200 Nordstrom Gift Card!
I’m off now…Andrew and I went away for the weekend, so I need to go enjoy some kid-free time with my favorite guy. I hope you ladies all have the best weekend! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making these last 10 years so special!
And a huge thanks to my girlfriend Narci who took all of these pics in the pouring rain 🙂 . More anniversary celebrations coming up!!!
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