Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

Anniversary Sale Giveaway

Oh my goodness!

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!

I’ve been waiting for this day for months now…I’m partnering with Nordstrom this week and we’re giving two winners $400 Nordstrom Gift Cards to shop their Anniversary Sale.

Two winners.

$400 each.

And this is just the first of two giveaways Nordstrom is helping me sponsor.

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We did these giveaways last year and because you ladies loved them so much, we’re doing them again but WE’RE GIVING AWAY MORE MONEY. Thank you Nordstrom!!!!!

Okay…before we begin, a few quick things to note:

1: This contest is open to US and Canada residents. (My Canadian friends are going to be so happy!!)

2: The Anniversary Sale happens once a year and it’s when Nordstrom puts out their NEW fall stuff (clothes, accessories, bags, kids, men, beauty, all of it!) at a discounted price.  So it’s brand new stuff that will be appearing all fall long but for the next two weeks, IT IS ON SALE.  If you buy it after the Anniversary Sale, you’ll pay full price.

3. Things sell out QUICKLY!  I’m talking…faster than you can blink, so don’t wait long.

4. TOMORROW, the sale is open to EVERYONE!  For the last week, it has been open to cardholders only, but as of TOMORROW, it’s open to EVERYONE! (But you can start shopping now, add things to your favorites or cart and then get it tomorrow if you’re not a cardholder!).

5. Enter to win our contest at the bottom of this post and the winners will be announced on Thursday, July 28!!

6. I wore this bra in every picture (because I know several of you will ask!) and this lipstick.

7. Today, clothes, shoes & accessories I love, tomorrow kids and then next week (for our second giveaway), mens and beauty!

8. And for a size reference, my jeans are a 26 and all of my tops are x-small.  Many of you ask about sizes!

So, since I’m a Nordstrom cardholder, I shopped last week and here was my game plan:

1: Buy Christmas gifts.  Every year, I stock up on small gifts that I can save for either Christmas or other occasions.  I am always SO happy that I do this when the holidays rolls around.

2: Buy things that layer.  Let’s face it, it’s a long time before I need full on fall clothes, but beginning in September, I’ll need things I can layer, so I buy pieces that transition well.

3. I always get a jacket and booties because the prices are just too good to be true.

Here’s what I got…

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I did this last year and am repeating it this year too!  I bought six pairs of Kate Spade Glitter Studs as gifts.  Okay, I kept the gold glitter pair for myself (and am wearing them in every pic below) and bought 5 pairs to gift.  These are great for babysitters, co-workers, sisters, friends, aunts, moms…all the girls in your life.  I know it’s only July…but Christmas will be here before we know it!

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Shut the front door.

How cute is my top?!  Now, I’m not going to lie…this top will probably sell out and restock about a dozen times over the course of the sale because not only will it look adorable in the fall, BUT YOU CAN WEAR IT NOW!  And bonus, it comes in a pink color too. #yes

Now…my jeans are the exact same jeans I wore all year long in black.  You know what I’m talking about?  Those black jeans you saw me in a million times.  Well, the denim pair is a part of the Anniversary Sale.  Same jeans but instead of black, they’re a dark blue wash.  I about died!  I LOVE THESE JEANS!  I’m wearing them in every pic below.  They’re like wearing leggings…they are so comfortable!  I cuffed them because I thought they were cute cuffed plus you can see my booties better, but you don’t have to.  I’ll probably wear them both ways.

I also bought these booties during the sale in this burgundy color.  These booties come in five other colors but I am obsessed with this plum-y wine color.  Bonus, these are Bp booties, so they’re really comfy and you always order your true size. The price is so good that I’m contemplating them in one more color.  Then, I added a Kendra Scott necklace from the sale (and available in other colors!  I bought Brown Mother of Pearl.) and topped it with a faux-leather jacket on sale too.  The jackets are at an insane price right now.

I am set for fall friends.  Lots of layers I can wear now and again later when the weather is cooler.

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Look here…same booties, jeans, necklace and earrings but with another top that I can wear now and transition into fall along with this gorgeous scarf. #winwinwin

Now, I would say that the scarves are going in and out of stock faster than anything…so that’s the bad news.  The good news is that there are so many cute ones, that if one goes out of stock, there will be four more you like.

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Another cute top that can be layered in the fall or worn alone right now.  This year, that was my game plan…and I think it worked out beautifully!  This top also comes in another color too.

Same booties, jeans, necklace and earrings with my new top.

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Take two.

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Take 3.

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Well, no surprise here.  I am the self-proclaimed Queen of the Plaid Shirts, so I bought this light plaid one that I can wear with shorts and sandals now and again in the fall.

The sale has loads of plaid shirts.  I could have bought at least 12 :).

Well, this next purchase was random but it gave me the biggest “ahhhhhhh” when I tried it on…

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…oh baby.  Look at these shoes.  They’re suede and they’re shockingly comfy.  Now, at first, I threw them on with my jeans to take pics but a few days later, I went ahead and wore them out…

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…with my last top from the Anniversary Sale (with that same necklace!).  Fall stuff that can be worn now. #thatsabigwin

These shoes also come in grey suede and red suede too!  And the tank comes in two other colors (check out the cut out on the back, it’s super cute!).

Okay friends…last but not least, my very favorite thing from last year’s sale is still my favorite from this year’s…

IMG_5352THE PJ SALVAGE PAJAMA SET!

Woohoo!!!

If you look back at pics from me in the morning and night, you’ll notice that I have last year’s pairs on in every picture.

I love these pajamas.  I wear them ALL THE TIME!  Plus, they make EXCELLENT  Christmas gifts!  Last year, I think I gifted 4 pairs to women in my family.  Love, love, love how soft they are, how light they are, how easy to wash and dry they are.  Love.  Now, you’ll notice that I paired mine with the Ugg slippers from the sale.  I bought those but already returned them.  I didn’t return them because I don’t love them (how can you not love an Ugg?!).  I returned them because they were too similar to the ones I received for Christmas.  So, they went back to the store…but I love them and they would also make great Christmas gifts (I gifted two people them last year!).  They come in multiple patterns as well 🙂.

Okay friends, that’s what I personally love from the clothes/shoes/accessories departments of the sale.  So…now, you want to win?  Right below here, you’ll see the Rafflecopter for today’s giveway.  On Thursday (a week from today), I will announce two winners and we’ll also have another giveaway.  FOUR CHANCES TO WIN!  Now, if you’re not a social media person, there is an option for you too!  Signing up to receive my emails daily is a choice, so use that one to win!  To do it, subscribe right underneath my profile picture on the right-hand side.

Thank you Nordstrom for making this possible!!  I love sharing fun stuff like this with all of you!

Happy Thursday friends!

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  • Susan July 21, 2016 at 5:02 am

    You got me hooked on the PJ Salvage pajamas last year! I have two pairs and LOVE them! I am getting a few Christmas gifts for my daughter during this sale. She is 15 so – black booties, the cognac lace up flats, black Kate Spade glitter studs. She will have a great Christmas! Thanks for the fun!

  • Erika Slaughter July 21, 2016 at 5:22 am

    That blue top is my favorite and paired with that leather jacket it’s even cuter!! Great finds, friend!!

  • Sheaffer July 21, 2016 at 5:48 am

    You got some great stuff! I love the red pleated sleeveless top, and you are of course too cute in those pajamas! And THOSE JEANS on you are perfection. You showed the sale who was boss! 🙂

  • Angie littleton July 21, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Is the leather jacket faux leather? Thoughts on sizing and quality? Thank you.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2016 at 6:20 am

      It’s faux! I feel like it really runs true to size (I bought an xs just like I did in my shirts), but size up to play it safe. The quality is excellent for faux!

      • Angie littleton July 21, 2016 at 8:32 am

        The Info on the site says leather. They need to fix that. Thank you for letting me know.

  • Ashleigh Bielecki July 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Truth be told: I NEVER shopped at Nordstrom until I started reading your blog 6ish months ago. I was hooked immediately — on Nordstrom AND the blog. 😉 I love your style and have definitely taken some inspiration from it! So excited about this giveaway — thank you to you and Nordstrom! 🙂

  • Michele Miller July 21, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Love your style!

  • Jessica July 21, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Love your blog and all your recipes excited for your new book to come out

  • Jessica Baillie July 21, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Eek! So exciting that Canadian readers can finally enter 🙂 🙂

  • Nicolet Weimer July 21, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Love all of your NSALE finds! I’m a mom to be, so I’m hoping to find some fun pieces for after my September due date and I’m thinking you found some perfect options I want!!! Love love love!

  • Emily Levesque July 21, 2016 at 6:35 am

    I’m so excited this giveaway is open to Canadians! Wooooo! Love following you!

  • Kaitlyn Walsh July 21, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Thanks so much for opening the contest up to your Canadian Friends! xo

  • Nicole July 21, 2016 at 6:36 am

    It’s my Birthday today and this would make one GREAT gift!! 🙂 Thanks Shay!

  • Allie July 21, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Thanks for the chance to win, Shay! Hoping for back to school clothes for the whole family! 🙂

    http://agalnamedal.blogspot.com/

  • Danielle July 21, 2016 at 6:46 am

    What an awesome opportunity! Fingers are officially crossed!!

  • Jess July 21, 2016 at 6:52 am

    AHHH I love this so so much

  • Ashley Van Dam July 21, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Yay!! Open to Canadians too! This just made my week! 🙂 🙂

  • Narci Dreffs July 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Cute, cute picks mama!! I love it!!

  • Jennifer cowgill July 21, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Just started following you! So good! Thanks for the tips!

  • Diana Austin July 21, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I second what Kaitlyn W. said! Thanks for keeping the contest open to us Canadians 🙂

    I read your blog every morning with my coffee and my baby son beside me in his highchair.

  • Heather Colburn July 21, 2016 at 7:12 am

    So many cute things for fall!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mary July 21, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I see the Kate Spade glitter earrings are the mini. .did you buy the mini last year or the regular size?

  • Rebecca Palmer July 21, 2016 at 7:14 am

    WooHoo! So fun!!

  • Katie L July 21, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Love your Blog, Shay! Very excited to see this contest open to Canadians!

  • Brooke July 21, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Just found out I’m going to be a Mom for the first time and I’m looking to stock up on some baby gear!

  • Daniele July 21, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Great finds at the Nordstrom Sale! I love the Kendra Scott necklace and black boots! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

  • Dawn Lampkin July 21, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Love the pjs! I’m about to order!

  • Dina July 21, 2016 at 7:44 am

    So excited for this sale! Also nervous about the damage that could be done! 🙂

  • Kimm July 21, 2016 at 7:44 am

    The pajamas…my favorite part of the sale!!!

  • Gina July 21, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I love your style. Those black booties- I’m a little obsessed!

  • Christal July 21, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Yay! Thanks for letting us Canadians enter! Huge fan here. You look great in all of your purchases!

  • Micaela July 21, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for all of the wonderful style ideas from Nordstroms, if it weren’t for you I would be lost with up to date fashion!

  • Daizy Cortez July 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Thanks for sharing! This was my first year shopping the Nordstrom sale and there are so many great deals. I want to try the pjs. Your blogs are always so helpful!

  • Kelly July 21, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Always look forward to your Nordstrom pics! I bought the pj’s on your recommendation last year and another pair is in my cart right now! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, Shay. You are going to make some lovely lady very happy!

  • Jolene Fleck July 21, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I’m so excited this contest is open to Canadians too! I read your blog every morning and love it!

  • Jena Marcantonio July 21, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Thank you so much for opening this giveaway to Canadian readers! So excited! 🙂 Also, that black and white outfit… BAM! You look amazing. Totally love it! xo

  • Lauren July 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Love this post! Thanks Shay for all the tips. I need those jeans in my life 🙂

  • Claudia Mcconnell July 21, 2016 at 8:17 am

    How awesome! I need those pajamas in my life!!

  • Kristi Thetford July 21, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Love Love love the black heeled booties!!!!

  • Lisa C in Dallas July 21, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Great purchases. I always buy booties and jeans. I never regret either purchase.

  • Kim Nations July 21, 2016 at 8:33 am

    The black booties are to dye for!! Love all your picks..

  • Sarah July 21, 2016 at 8:34 am

    where can i get the plaid shirt your wearing in your profile pic? It’s adorable!!

  • Crystal Brown July 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    SO FUN!!! I’d love to get those cute jams for my mom, sisters, and myself! 🙂

  • Genevieve Graham July 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

    LOVE your giveaways!! I always try to win! Hopefully this will be my lucky time! Have a great day!

  • Kim Hopper July 21, 2016 at 8:55 am

    So hoping the floral top comes back in stock for us non-cardholders! (I may just have to get one before next year.) Excited to shop the sale tomorrow!

  • Vanessa Roberts July 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I love all the things you picked out! I have been going back and forth about those earrings, and now I think I need to pick them up for me and gifts! Thanks Shay!

  • Pam July 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Those black suede shoes are EVERYTHING! Love!!!

  • faith heimbrodt July 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I am excited about his giveaway!!

  • Shan Rocha July 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for opening the contest to us Canadians 🙂 too bad Nordstrom didn’t give early access to us cardholders- no fair ! But excited for sale to start tomorrow and for very first Nordstrom stores opening up in Canada in the fall to avoid all those custom charges from shipping across the border !!

  • Megan Butler July 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Those black heels are so you!!! Gorgeous!!

  • Meg July 21, 2016 at 9:46 am

    So excited to see this post up this morning! Thx for the contest bonus too ????

  • Melissa Parker July 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Woohoo! Thank you for the chance to win! Fingers crossed = )

  • Jennifer July 21, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Love all these cute outfits! I’m fairly new to your blog and to Rafflecopter so not sure how it works. Do I enter daily or is it a one and done deal? Just want to make sure I am covering all my basis for winning 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

      It’s one and done!!

  • Lindsay July 21, 2016 at 10:31 am

    That moment I realized I’ve followed your blog too long, when we bought many of the same items from the sale. 🙂

  • beth July 21, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions. Love your blog.

  • Regan July 21, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Super cute – what an awesome giveaway!

  • Liz July 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Shay- You have to check out the Ugg Duffield Throw Blanket. It is the softest, most cozy blanket ever! It’s usually $98 but it’s on sale for $69. It is my favorite gift to give random people that are hard to shop for (Grandma, Mother-in-law), etc. I even bought one for myself for Christmas this year. Haha. It’s going to sit in the closet until December when I can open it. 🙂
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ugg-duffield-throw/3783936?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=STONEWASH

  • Ashley July 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love the Bobbi Brown lip kit you are wearing! I will be purchasing it tomorrow.

  • Tiffany July 21, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Question on the Jammies….do they have a built in bra?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      They do not!

  • Tiffany July 21, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I didn’t really get to shop the sale this year. We had a pipe burst in our bathroom and flood the house so all our extra money is going to cover our insurance deductible. I did get a pair of pink Chucks for my daughter for school though, and one new sweater for myself. The PJ Salvage Jammie’s are my fave!

  • Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! July 21, 2016 at 11:11 am

    What an awesome giveaway! And such perfect timing!

  • Missy@My Sh!tty Kitchen July 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I love this time of year! You got some great stuff, I’m loving all the tops. I had things in my cart the first day that sold out before I could buy, it is amazing!

  • Melissa July 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

    The gold Kate Spade earrings are my favorite. I never shopped at Nordstroms until I started reading your blog and now I am addicted!

  • Heather McKinnon July 21, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Good luck to all! Love reading your daily posts. Hugs to you and your beautiful family.

  • Taylor July 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Love Nordstrom and all of these items!

  • CONLEY MORRJS July 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Shay!!! I’ve been reading your blog everyday for awhile now and am obsessed with your cute style. I am moving from Memphis, Tn to Chicago in mid-August and needed some fashion inspo especially for fall weather and you don’t disappoint! Thx for this opportunity, xx Conley

  • Katherine July 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Love the giveaway, and your picks from the sale are awesome as usual!

  • Amanda July 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I can click on some of your links, but not all of them work… I need those black booties.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Hmmmmm…don’t know why???

  • brett July 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Love all of your pics! I just got my first package from the sale in the mail yesterday and it is so exciting! I love shopping the loungewear section during the sale as well. Love your PJs!

  • Ann Marie Tennison July 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Love it all! You’re the best about Christmas shopping early. I need to get. on. that. train! 🙂

  • Ryo Omine July 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    SO excited about this!!! Thank you so much!

  • Ryo Omine July 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    SO excited about this!!! Thank you so much!!

  • Molly July 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for posting the picture of the glitter studs – I can’t make it to a store very easily and your photo shows the colors so well!

  • Pamela Bb July 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Oh….emmmm…geeeee this Canadian mama is sooooo excited and happy to read the contest is open to Canadians too! Woo woooo!

  • Jody G July 21, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you so much for including your Canadian friends! I adore this sale 🙂

  • Lana July 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I already am subscribed to your emails so I’m wondering if that counts for the entry that says “subscribe to mix and match mama’s emails” or if that is only for people who are new subscribers. Thanks!!

  • Bethany July 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I LOVE Kate Spade Glitter Studs!!!! I saw your post at Christmas and bought them then. I have a 3 month old now and need more. He likes to get all my big earrings. =)

  • Stephie C July 21, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Seriously so excited for next years sale! I’m having my second baby just 13 months after my first, so excited to buy some fresh new cloths after being pregnant for basically two years! 🙂 thanks for tips!

  • Kara Messner July 22, 2016 at 12:07 am

    I loved that cranberry jacket with the plaid shirt. Adorable on you.

  • Elizabeth July 22, 2016 at 4:17 am

    I could REALLY use some nicely fitted, quality clothes.

  • Vicki Leuck July 22, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I love the KS Sparkle Earrings! But what I especially love are all your Instagram pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lois July 22, 2016 at 8:02 am

    You know how to choose the best for you!

  • Molly B July 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! I love so many of your Nordstrom sale top picks! ????

  • Megan July 22, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I would love the Pjs! I need some soft ones like that. I end up wearing a tshirt and shorts to bed.

  • allie July 22, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for all your pics! Nordstrom sale rocks!

  • Cheryl July 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Love your style! Thanks for a great blog!

  • patricia Simmons July 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Loved your post about McKinney Square. I live very close to there. I also love Nordstrom!

  • Kelly Brown July 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I love your picks! thanks for the giveaway and making it easy to enter….I love reading your blog!

  • Kendra July 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Oh you made my weekend to enter this!! Crossing my fingers! Thank you!! xoxo

  • Sanna July 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Those black open-toe booties are gorgeous on you!!!! What a sexy pair of shoes. I can’t walk in heels higher than 2.5 inches at the max, but they sure are cute!!!!!!

  • Dorothy Essex July 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Debbie Carr July 23, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Really need a Nordstrom makeover. Great giveaway and great blog!

  • Kim July 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    PJ Salvage Jammies are my favorite!! I would’ve never known about them if I hadn’t read your blog. ❤️

  • Edmond July 24, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Wow, prize $400 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  • Jenna July 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

    All of the tanks you picked from the sale are fabulous! I wish they weren’t sold out! I live in Arizona so I wear tank tops thru October! Hope they restock!!

  • Emily July 25, 2016 at 8:35 am

    O my gosh! This Ontario, Canada resident is super happy you included us Canadians this time!!! thank you. Love your “get your Christmas done early” idea 🙂

  • Clara white July 26, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Love, love your blog, and love Nordstrom!

  • Kathleen Sollak July 26, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Thanks so much for including Canadians in the Nordstrum contest. Love you and your beautiful family!

  • Mary July 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I love those black booties! What great finds!

  • Crystal July 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    The pink/floral top was restocked! So excited I was able to order it!!

  • Erica Fisher July 26, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    This is my first year shopping the NSale, and I just found your blog when searching for styling ideas… I’m glad I did! I ordered the burgundy booties, tank, and scarf. It’s such a cute outfit and I never would have thought to pair the plaid scarf with polka dots. I can’t wait until it comes in!

  • Jennifer beman July 27, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I need too get back shopping at N!! Haven’t had the money, would be a perfect way to start! Love those black booties!