NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018: Teacher Picks & Classroom Outfit Ideas

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open for one more week! Have you shopped the sale? I’ve definitely taken advantage of the sale picking up new items for fall and winter. My favorite thing to shop for during the sale though is back to school. It’s a great time to stock up on new pieces for your classroom wardrobe!

Today I am sharing my teacher picks including some classroom outfit ideas! You will notice that my classroom style involves lots of basics and layering pieces that can be mixed and matched. My school is pretty laid back, so my staples include non-distressed denim, booties, mules, cardigans and basic tops. Think of this as outfit inspiration and re-create any of these looks by adding your own touches!

Scroll down to the bottom for some of my teacher sale picks that are still in stock. Just click the photo to shop!

FYI: I am 5’3 and usually a xs/s in tops and a 25 in bottoms. My shoe size is 7!

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT SOME OF MY OTHER NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE POSTS…

YOU’RE INVITED: 2018 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE RUNDOWN

EARLY ACCESS PICKS & SHOPPING TIPS

TOP SELLING ITEMS (this one includes my picks from every category!)

DENIM GUIDE

SUMMER TO FALL SHIFT DRESS

WHAT I BOUGHT

THE $32 TOP YOU NEED

TOP 10 BEAUTY FINDS STILL IN STOCK

Tank // Cardigan // Denim // Mules

BLANKNYC The Madison Straight Leg Crop Jeans (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: 25): I happened to snag these jeans by chance after refreshing the page multiple times daily and I am SO glad that I did. These are the perfect jeans for work. They are non-distressed and have a high waist. I love the slight flare fit and think these will be perfect for back to school when I’m still wearing sandals and espadrilles. I found these to fit true to size.

LUSH Relaxed Tank (Now: $19 // After Sale: $29 // Size: XS): This is a great layering basic. It’s so soft and comfortable too! Pair it with a cardigan or jacket and easily dress it up or down!

BP Stich Curve Hem Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): The top selling item from last year is back and better than ever with an updated look! This is one of my go to layering pieces for the classroom. The length makes them perfect for layering with dresses, tights and boots in the winter time!

BP Tonya Open Toe Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80 ): These heeled mules were such a good find, especially for the $50 sale price! They come in four colors, are comfortable and the block heel makes them easy to walk in, which is essential for the classroom!

Top // Pants // Booties

TREASURE AND BOND Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (NOW: $46 // AFTER SALE:$69 // SIZE: XS): I am so surprised this top is still fully in stock! I have a few plaid shirts from this brand that I wear ALL of the time! They are so soft and I love the length of them. They are perfect for pairing with black skinnys in the classroom. I often layer mine up with a cardigan or jacket.

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): A great pair of black pants or denim is one of my teacher wardrobe staples. I heard rave reviews about these last year and knew I had to get my hands on a pair this year! These are extremely comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. The best part about these is the soft inner waistband.

STEVE MADDEN ‘Rumble’ Perforated Booties (NOW: $87 // AFTER SALE: $130): Neutral booties are my go to for the fall. I love these because the perforation adds a unique touch. These have a stacked heel but are super comfortable and look good with just about anything! They also come in a gorgeous grey suede.

Sweater // Pants // Mules

BP Drop Shoulder Ribbed Sweater (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): A black sweater can be worn with just about anything and this one is a real winner. It has dropped shoulders, with a slouchy fit and I love the ribbing. This one is slightly oversized and looks good tucked in or out. This black sweater will be something I reach for when I am running late. It’s comfortable, can be paired with anything and makes me feel like a million bucks.

CASLON Utility Pants (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: 25): These utility pants are easy and effortless and a great alternative to your average work pant. These also come in camo and burgundy.

Halogen Violet Genuine Calf Hair Mule (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $100): I missed out on leopard mules last year and it was one of my biggest sale regrets. I can’t tell you how many times I got dressed and thought, “This would be so cute with leopard mules!”. This year, these were the very first thing that made it into my cart. They add a fun pop to any outfit and these are so comfortable!  These run true to size! I ordered my regular size 7 for a perfect fit! These are one of my top picks for the classroom!!

Tee // Cardigan // Denim // Mules

BP Washed Crew Tee (NOW: $15): This tee is not part of the nsale, but it’s currently on sale and is such a good find. It’s really soft and another great basic for layering. It also comes in a gorgeous purple.

TREASURE & BOND Long Knit Duster Cardigan (NOW: $66 // AFTER SALE: $99): A cozy cardigan is a MUST HAVE for the classroom. I live in my oversized cardi’s all fall and winter long. There is nothing better to beat the chill of a frigid winter classroom! I picked up this option in two colors. It’s thick and cozy and perfectly oversized. It is one size fits all and while I found it to run a little large, I don’t mind! The sleeves are long, but nothing that rolling up can’t help!

BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: 25): Stretchy, comfortable denim that runs true to size and can be worn in the classroom. Get the full review here.

Halogen Violet Genuine Calf Hair Mule (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $100)

Jacket // Top // Denim // Booties

CASLON Utility Jacket (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: XS):  This is another closet staple! I own a few different utility jackets, but I liked that this one didn’t have a hood and the perfectly worn shade of olive green! This one is actually surprisingly soft too. Throw this one with a basic top and pants to elevate any look. This is a perfect piece for the classroom and I’m currently eyeing it in the camo!

LUSH Slouchy Pocket Henley (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: Small): I bought this top in 2 colors because one, it’s perfect for work or the weekend and two, it’s only $32! This top is slightly oversized and easy to style. Tuck it in, knot it up, roll up the sleeves or leave it for an effortless but chic look. This is one piece I know I will get a ton of wear out of!

BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: 25)

Steve Madden ‘Petra’ Open Side Booties (NOW: $80 // AFTER SALE: $120 ): I got a similar pair of booties last year and literally wore them out. I think I like this year’s pair even more! These come in 3 colors and are on sale for a steal at $80! These come in 3 colors, but I love the taupe because it will go with everything. I love the pointy toe and the unique open side design. These are super comfortable, meaning I will be able to stay on my feet all day in the classroom!

Dress // Cami // Booties

BP Plaid Button Front Dress (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE $49 // SIZE: XS): This is a fun take on a plaid dress. I love how flirty and feminine this one is! This piece can easily be paired with a denim jacket or cardigan and you can swap out the booties for riding boots as the weather changes! For those dresses that are a little lower in the front, you can always pair them with a cami (as seen below). This is a great trick for the classroom!

BP Lace Trim Satin Cami (NOW: $22 // AFTER SALE:$35 // SIZE: XS ): Run, don’t walk to buy this cami! Trust me, you won’t regret it! This is such a pretty piece to wear alone or layer up with a cardi or moto jacket. This was a piece from the sale last year that was brought back this year! It comes in 4 colors, and I picked up the black and emerald green last year and snagged the white this year. I am wearing an XS!

STEVE MADDEN ‘Rumble’ Perforated Booties (NOW: $87 // AFTER SALE: $130)

Tee // Skirt // Booties

CASLON Striped Bell Sleeve Tee (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): If you follow me on instagram, you may have heard me rave about this tee multiple times. I snagged this last year during the sale and was so excited to see it make a return this year! This tee is a gem! I love the stripes and the bell sleeves and how easily this one can go from work to play! It comes in 3 colors and runs big…I’m wearing an XS! This comfy piece is so cute tucked into a skirt or pants!

TOPSHOP Cord Mini Skirt (NOW: $40 // AFTER SALE: $60 // SIZE: US 2): I am so excited about this skirt! I love the color of this little moto inspired mini and how perfect it will be for fall! I can definitely see myself wearing the outfit pictured above in the classroom! As the weather cools, I will swap out the booties for a pair of leggings and riding boots and top it off with a cardigan!

Steve Madden ‘Petra’ Open Side Booties (NOW: $80 // AFTER SALE: $120)

Sweater // Denim // Mules

TOPSHOP Mo Seam Detail Popper Sweater (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: US 6): This sweater was a surprise for me. I ordered it on a whim and ended up LOVING it! It has such a cute fit, with bell sleeves and it’s slightly cropped so it looks great with high waisted jeans. This is an outfit I would wear to work on a casual Friday, but I could also pair this sweater with black pants for an average work day. It comes in 3 colors.

BLANKNYC The Madison Straight Leg Crop Jeans (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: 25)

Kristin Cavallari Charlie Studded Loafer Mule (NOW: $85 // AFTER SALE: $130 ): One of my favorite pairs of mules is on sale and comes in 3 gorgeous colors! I got these this spring and love the unique detail of the studs! They also come in black leather and a gorgeous burgundy suede that is perfect for fall! These are the COMFIEST mules I own!!

Top // Pants // Mules

CHLOE & KATIE Bell Sleeve Wrap Top (NOW: $30 // AFTER SALE: $45 // SIZE: Small ): This top is so flattering and I am SO surprised that it’s still fully stocked! This cutie comes in two colors and I considering getting the black floral because of how versatile it is! This top can easily be dressed up or down and is another great piece to take from work to date night! I love the v at the front, but that it’s not too revealing. The price is pretty sweet too at just $30!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0)

BP Tonya Open Toe Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80)

Sweater // Pants // Booties

BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS ): This sweater is SO cute! I love the balloon sleeves and the color choices (it’s available in 3!). I went with white because it will go with everything, but the green and the pink are GORGEOUS (and fully stocked!).

CASLON Utility Pants (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: 25)

Steve Madden ‘Petra’ Open Side Booties (NOW: $80 // AFTER SALE: $120)

Jacket // Dress // Booties

CASLON Utility Jacket (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: XS)

Shift Dress (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: Small ): One of my favorite sale purchases for the classroom is this little shift dress! Teachers, this dress is so versatile and a must for back to school! It comes in two colors and can easily be layered up. See all the ways I styled it here!

STEVE MADDEN ‘Rumble’ Perforated Booties (NOW: $87 // AFTER SALE: $130)

Top // Pants // Shoes // Bag

BP Plaid Shirt (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): I snag a few of these plaid tops every year during the Nsale. It’s another easy layering piece for the classroom and I love all the various ways it can be styled! Tuck it in for a more put together look (like above), or layer it with a cardigan or jacket!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE:0 )

BP Tonya Open Toe Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80)

Sole Society Fronto Faux Leather Tote (NOW:$43 // AFTER SALE: $65 ): Say hello to my new teacher work tote! This cutie is the prettiest shade of mauve, is big enough to store my laptop, my planner and a couple of my curriculum books and has a nifty front pocket for my phone!

Top // Denim // Mules

LUSH Slouchy Pocket Henley (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: Small ):

BLANKNYC The Madison Straight Leg Crop Jeans (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: 25)

BP Maddy Mule (NOW: $30): These are not part of the Nsale but on sale for just $30 and available in a bunch of different colors. You already know my classroom go to for shoes are mules, and I wore these a ton last year. Plus, how cute is that little bow?

Top // Pants // Shoes

LUSH Slouchy Pocket Henley (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: Small)

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE:0 )

BP Tonya Open Toe Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80)

Cardigan // Tee // Pants // Booties

TREASURE & BOND Long Knit Duster Cardigan (NOW: $66 // AFTER SALE: $99)

BP Slouch Pocket Tee (NOW: $19): If you missed out on the sale tee, this one is NEW, fully in stock and the same price! It comes in 6 colors and is a great basic to add to your wardrobe!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE:0 )

STEVE MADDEN ‘Rumble’ Perforated Booties (NOW: $87 // AFTER SALE: $130)

Top // Jeans // Mules

CHLOE & KATIE Bell Sleeve Wrap Top (NOW: $30 // AFTER SALE: $45 // SIZE: Small )

BLANKNYC The Madison Straight Leg Crop Jeans (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: 25)

Steve Madden Trace Studded Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80 ): I LOVE these mules! I know I’ve mentioned it multiple times, but mules are my go to shoe for the classroom. They are super comfortable and easy to wear and I love that I can take them from the classroom to date night or a weekend outing. I am going to try and snag these in another color during public access (currently eyeing the mustard or snakeskin!).

Cardigan // Top // Denim // Booties

Free People Cardigan (NOW: $99 // AFTER SALE: $148 // SIZE: XS/S ): I purchased this cardigan last fall and literally lived in it all fall, winter and spring! I was so excited to see it was part of the sale and in 3 colors, this grey, a black and wine color (which I purchased). This cardi is definitely a splurge piece but SO worth it! One of the top worn pieces in my closet from last year! It does run big…size down!

BP Plaid Shirt (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS)

AG ‘Prima’ Skinny Jeans (NOW: $144 // AFTER SALE: $215 // SIZE: 25 ): AG jeans are notoriously comfortable and high quality. They don’t bag out in the knees or stretch out after a few wears. I love the darker wash and think if denim is allowed in your work place, these are the jeans for the job! Teacher friends, these are my top pick for the classroom. I know they are on the pricier side, but I wore my other AG’s ALL of the time last year. These are flexible (for all those times you spend kneeling at a desk or sitting down on the floor) and super comfortable!

Steve Madden ‘Petra’ Open Side Booties (NOW: $80 // AFTER SALE: $120 )

Jacket // Tee // Booties // Pants

CASLON Utility Jacket (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: XS)

BP Slouch Pocket Tee (NOW: $19)

STEVE MADDEN ‘Rumble’ Perforated Booties (NOW: $87 // AFTER SALE: $130)

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: )

MORE TEACHER PICKS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: The $32 Top You Need

Look 1: Slouchy Pocket Henley Top (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49) // Shorts // Mules // Bag //

Look 2Slouchy Pocket Henley Top (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49) // BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny Jeans (Now: $59 // After Sale: $88) // BP Hooded Cardigan (Now: $46 // After Sale: $69) // Halogen Leopard Mules (Now: $65 // After Sale: $100 )

August is just around the corner and for me that means it’s time to start thinking back to school. With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in full swing, it’s been the perfect time to stock up on some pieces for the classroom. The only problem is, I’m super impatient and want to wear all of my sale finds now! Anybody else struggle with waiting for it to cool off to wear your cool new back to school duds? This is something that hasn’t changed. I distinctly remember being in elementary school and pulling out my new denim and sweaters to wear on the first day despite the 80 to 90 degree temps. Impatient much? Please tell me I’m not the only one who did this!!

Luckily, while shopping the sale I’ve been able to snag pieces that I can wear now before transitioning into the classroom in the fall! This top in particular has been one of my favorite finds. I loved this one so much that I snagged it in a few colors! It’s light-weight enough to wear on a cooler summer evening, but pairs perfectly with denim and a cardi for the fall. This top is only $32 and one that has been overlooked during the Nsale as it’s still FULLY stocked in ALL sizes!

Wearing this cutie in a size small now with my favorite cutoffs and easy mules. Scroll down to see how I would wear it for a casual Friday at work! Looking for more summer to work Nsale outfits? Check out how I styled the cutest dress 3 ways here!

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018: Review of What I Bought!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public today!! If you’ve been shopping the sale like I have, you know this year there are so many amazing deals! I am hoping to pick up a few more goodies today as they restock the sale for the public!

Today I am sharing some of the pieces I picked up during early access (and a few pieces I already owned and are part of the sale!). I am still waiting on a few packages to arrive, but hope to update this with pictures when I get them (hopefully a few arrive later today)! I have shared a little bit of insight on each piece, but only the first time it was shared! I have styled a few of these pieces multiple ways! Scroll all the way to the bottom for shoe reviews! Also don’t forget you can get a more in depth look at my denim purchases on my NSALE DENIM GUIDE post!

FYI: I am 5’3 and usually a xs/s in tops and a 25 in bottoms. My shoe size is 7!

Don’t forget to check out some of my other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts…

YOU’RE INVITED: 2018 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE RUNDOWN

EARLY ACCESS PICKS & SHOPPING TIPS

TOP SELLING ITEMS (this one includes my picks from every category!)

DENIM GUIDE

SUMMER TO FALL SHIFT DRESS

CLOTHES

Tee // Denim // Hooded Cardigan // Mules

BP Raw Edge V-Neck  Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS ): This is a piece that Nordstrom has carried for awhile and before the sale I already had a couple in my closet. I actually have 3 of these in white because of how much I wear it. I was so excited to see that it was part of the sale that I snagged it in a few colors. This color is fall perfection and I love it paired with the neutral cardi above! It does run a big big! I have a few of these tee’s in XS and Small and prefer the size down!

BP Hooded Cardigan (NOW: $46 // AFTER SALE: $69 // SIZE: XS ): This hooded cardigan is one of the biggest underrated pieces from the Nsale! It comes in two colors and is still fully stocked in both colors! This is probably my favorite cardi from the sale because I love the length and the weight of it. This is a little thicker than the other BP cardigans and will transition perfectly into fall. Hey, this is a cardigan I can see myself wearing all year long! This does run slightly large…I’m wearing an XS!

BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: 25): Stretchy, comfortable denim that runs true to size and can be worn in the classroom. Get the full review here.

Top // Denim // Mules

BP Ribbed Button Top (NOW: $25 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): This top is actually called a ribbed cardigan online. You can definitely un-button it and wear it as a cardi, but I prefer wearing it as a top! I snagged this top in two colors (see the grey below). This one has been super popular and gone in and out of stock so many times. You can get a super similar style here!

BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: 25)

Top // Jacket // Denim // Heeled Mules

BP Ribbed Button Top (NOW: $25 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS)

Topshop Faux Leather Jacket (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: ): They release a similar style to this jacket every year and it’s always one of my faves! I bought mine (the one pictured) 3 years ago and continue to wear it all fall and winter long. This years version is almost identical but with some really cute quilted details. You also can’t beat the sale price!!

Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26): My all time favorite denim, I own this pair in a few washes and was so excited to see it was part of the sale this year! They do run small…make sure to size up! Get the full review here.

Dress // Cardigan // Booties // Mules (below)

Ribbed Body-Con Midi Dress (NOW: $30 // AFTER SALE: $45 // SIZE: Small ): Another underrated sale find is this midi dress. A super comfortable and flattering midi that can be dressed up or down. This is definitely something I would wear in the classroom, paired with a cardi and booties (shown above) or with mules and a denim jacket!

Dreamers by Debut Nubby Cardigan (NOW: $35 // AFTER SALE: $55 // SIZE: Small ): This cardigan is such a steal! I will be wearing this cozy piece all fall and winter long! If you’ve been thinking about splurging on a Barefoot Dreams cardigan, this is a great dupe and alternative!!

Cardigan // Cami // Denim // Mules

BP Lace Trim Satin Cami (NOW: $22 // AFTER SALE:$35 // SIZE: XS ): Run, don’t walk to buy this cami! Trust me, you won’t regret it! This is such a pretty piece to wear alone or layer up with a cardi or moto jacket. This was a piece from the sale last year that was brought back this year! It comes in 4 colors, and I picked up the black and emerald green last year and snagged the white this year. I am wearing an XS!

Free People Cardigan (NOW: $99 // AFTER SALE: $148 // SIZE: XS/S ): I purchased this cardigan last fall and literally lived in it all fall, winter and spring! I was so excited to see it was part of the sale and in 3 colors, this grey, a black and wine color (which I purchased). This cardi is definitely a splurge piece but SO worth it! One of the top worn pieces in my closet from last year! It does run big…size down!

Articles of Society ‘Heather’ High Waist Distressed Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 25): My favorite pair of denim from the sale! I LOVE the fit of these and can’t get over the fact that they are under $50!Get the full review here.

Dress // Booties

Shift Dress (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: Small ): One of my favorite sale purchases for the classroom is this little shift dress! Teachers, this dress is so versatile and a must for back to school! It comes in two colors and can easily be layered up. See all the ways I styled it here!

Sweater // Denim // Heeled Mules

BP Textured Stitch V-Neck Pullover (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS ): This sweater is SO good! From the fit to how comfy, cozy it is, this will be a fall staple in my wardrobe! I can see myself pairing this with a skirt or pants for work or throwing it on with my coziest joggers when hanging around the house. I’ve even worn it this summer with denim cutoffs. This sweater comes in a bunch of colors and I’m hoping to snag it in a few more once the sale goes live!

Articles of Society ‘Heather’ High Waist Distressed Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 25)

Cardigan // Cami // Denim // Booties

Topshop Cardigan (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $75// SIZE: US 2 ): This cardigan is even more gorgeous in person! It’s the perfect chunky, oversized knit and the color is so pretty. As much as I love this pink, I may try and swap it out for the ivory if it restocks as I think I would get more wear out of a neutral color. However, pink has pretty much become a neutral for me soooo…

BP Lace Trim Satin Cami (NOW: $22 // AFTER SALE:$35 // SIZE: XS )

Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26)

Sweater // Skirt // Mules

BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS ): This sweater is SO cute! I love the balloon sleeves and the color choices (it’s available in 3!). I went with white because it will go with everything, but the green and the pink are GORGEOUS (and fully stocked!).

Topshop Cord Mini Skirt (NOW: $40 // AFTER SALE: $60 // SIZE: ): I am so excited about this skirt! I love the color of this little moto inspired mini and how perfect it will be for fall! I can definitely see myself wearing the outfit pictured above in the classroom!

Cardigan // Tee // Denim // Booties

BP Stich Curve Hem Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): The top selling item from last year is back and better than ever with an updated look! For three years in a row, this cardi has stole the show.  It’s a steal of a deal at under $35, that you might as well pick up one, two or five colors! I bought it in two colors last year and wore them SO much! The length makes them perfect for layering with dresses, tights and boots in the winter time!

BP Raw Edge V-Neck  Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS)

Articles of Society ‘Heather’ High Waist Distressed Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 25)

Sweater // Denim // Booties

BP Varsity Striped Sweater (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: Large): This varsity striped pullover comes in two colors and the other color option is currently on it’s way to me. I actually ordered a large in this because I wanted it super oversized so I could wear it off the shoulder and pair it with leggings!

Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26)

Cardigan // Tee // Denim // Booties

BP Oversized Waffle Stitch Cardigan (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: ): This cardigan was one of the first things to sell out and it’s no wonder why. It’s a cozy, chunky oversized cardigan that is a good dupe for pricier options.

BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS)

STS Blue ‘Emma’ High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $39 // AFTER SALE: $59): Looking for the best bang for your buck during the sale? This pair of denim is a winner! On sale for just $39, this is the perfect pair of non-distressed jeans to add to your wardrobe! Not willing to fork out the cash for the AG’s above? These are a great, budget friendly option! Get the full review here.

Top // Denim // Booties

Socialite Thermal Henley Top (NOW: $25 // AFTER SALE: $38 // SIZE: ): A soft, comfy top you will want to wear on repeat. This c piece comes in a few colors and I wouldn’t mind owning them all! Currently waiting for a restock of the camo option! It has a flattering fit and is so soft! I sized up to a small for an oversized fit!

STS Blue ‘Emma’ High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $39 // AFTER SALE: $59)

Tank // Leggings // Sneakers

Adidas Originals Trefoil Tank (NOW: $24 // AFTER SALE: $32 // SIZE: XS): I own this tank in a few colors already and it’s one of my faves for working out or just wearing around! I love the oversized armholes for wearing with a sports bra and the fabric is super soft with just the right amount of stretch!

Zella Street Style High Waist Leggings (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $75 // SIZE: XS): These are the coolest leggings I’ve ever owned! I think these will be perfect not just for the gym, but also on a fall weekend! This color is the grey bird, but definitely looks like a pretty light shade of lavender in some light! Debating getting the black for a more edgier legging to pair with sweaters and booties! These do run a bit big…I’m wearing an XS!

Sweater // Denim // Booties

Topshop Colorblock Knit Pullover (NOW: $ // AFTER SALE: $ // SIZE: ): I love love LOVE this sweater! The color combo is absolute perfection. I can’t even imagine a more fun or perfect mix of colors! The one thing to note about this sweater is that it’s on the shorter size. I’m wearing a US 4 and it fits perfectly, but if I re-ordered, I might have sized up for a more oversized fit!

Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26)

Top // Denim // Mules

Caslon Striped Bell Sleeve Tee (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): If you follow me on instagram, you may have heard me rave about this tee multiple times. I snagged this last year during the sale and was so excited to see it make a return this year! This tee is a gem! I love the stripes and the bell sleeves and how easily this one can go from work to play! It comes in 3 colors and runs big…I’m wearing an XS!

AG Ripped Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $225 // SIZE: 25): I bought my first pair of AG jeans last year during the anniversary sale. AG jeans are pretty pricey, so getting them on sale is a bonus! At first I was hesitant to splurge on denim, but after reading plenty of rave reviews I took the plunge and am SO happy I did. Obviously happy enough to be buying my second pair this year! These are a high quality pair of denim and I love the skinny fit! There is just the right amount of distressing and I love the raw hem!

Tee // Denim // Sneakers

BP Raw Edge V-Neck  Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: Small (this is the only one I got in a size small!)

Free People Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26)

Cardigan // Cami // Skirt // Booties // Bag

BP Stich Curve Hem Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS)

BP Lace Trim Satin Cami (NOW: $22 // AFTER SALE:$35 // SIZE: XS)

Topshop Cord Mini Skirt (NOW: $40 // AFTER SALE: $60 // SIZE: )

Sole Society Fronto Faux Leather Tote (NOW:$43 // AFTER SALE: $65 ): Say hello to my new teacher work tote! This cutie is the prettiest shade of mauve, is big enough to store my laptop, my planner and a couple of my curriculum books and has a nifty front pocket for my phone!

Cardigan // Tee // Denim // Booties

Free People Cardigan (NOW: $99 // AFTER SALE: $148 // SIZE: XS/S)

BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS)

AG Ripped Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $225 // SIZE: 25)

Sweater // Denim // Mules

BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS )

AG Ripped Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $225 // SIZE: 25)

Tee // Leggings // Sneakers // Pullover (below)

BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS)

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: XS): Everyone RAVES about these leggings and it’s no wonder why…these babies are MAGIC! I purchased these last fall and can’t tell you how often I wore them in the fall and winter. They are so easy to dress up or down. I love the leather look of these because while they look like leather, they don’t look like some of the cheesier faux leather leggings that almost look plastic. I have them in an XS and find them to run true to size…however, they are difficult to get on!

Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: Medium): You might remember this fuzzy pullover from last winter because I practically LIVED in it! It’s the coziest thing ever and perfect for chilly fall and winter days and is also a great travel companion for helping you beat chilly flights (or you can use it as a pillow!). I have this in two colors and actually sized up to a medium. This is oversized already, but I love the fit of the medium. It’s so cozy and long enough to cover my bum when I’m wearing leggings!

Scarf // Cardigan // Tee // Leggings // Booties

Shiraleah Scarf (NOW: $22 // AFTER SALE: $33 ) : This cozy scarf is a perfect dupe for one of my all time favorites that is a bit pricier. It comes in 3 colors and is SO warm. This is a must have if you experience frigid winters!

BP Stich Curve Hem Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS)

BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS)

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: XS)

 

SHOES

Steve Madden Trace Studded Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80 ): I LOVE these mules! I know I’ve mentioned it multiple times, but mules are my go to shoe for the classroom. They are super comfortable and easy to wear and I love that I can take them from the classroom to date night or a weekend outing. I am going to try and snag these in another color during public access (currently eyeing the mustard or snakeskin!).

Kristin Cavallari Charlie Studded Loafer Mule (NOW: $85 // AFTER SALE: $130 ): One of my favorite pairs of mules is on sale and comes in 3 gorgeous colors! I got these this spring and love the unique detail of the studs! They also come in black leather and a gorgeous burgundy suede that is perfect for fall! These are the COMFIEST mules I own!!

Halogen Violet Genuine Calf Hair Mule (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $100): I missed out on leopard mules last year and it was one of my biggest sale regrets. I can’t tell you how many times I got dressed and thought, “This would be so cute with leopard mules!”. This year, these were the very first thing that made it into my cart. They add a fun pop to any outfit and these are so comfortable!  These run true to size! I ordered my regular size 7 for a perfect fit!

Adidas Flashback Sneakers (NOW: $68 // AFTER SALE: $90): These sneakers are so cute and comfortable and SUCH A STEAL! I love the nude…they will go with everything, but they also come in black and you can’t go wrong with a black sneaker! Adidas often run big, but these run true to size. I wear a 7 and ordered a 7 and the fit is perfect!

Adidas Edge Lux Clima Running Shoe (NOW: $64 // AFTER SALE: $85): These are the perfect sneakers for the gym or running around town. They are so comfortable…I feel like I could wear them all day! They also didn’t require any breaking in which is always a bonus! Another sneaker I found to fit true to size. I ordered my regular size 7 and they fit perfectly! These also come in the CUTEST shade of pink!

BP Tonya Open Toe Mules (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $80 ): These heeled mules were such a good find, especially for the $50 sale price! They come in four colors, are comfortable and the block heel makes them easy to walk in. I love the v at the front too! It elongates the leg and is super flattering on! If you get a chance, you should snag these!!

Steve Madden ‘Petra’ Open Side Booties (NOW: $80 // AFTER SALE: $120 ): I got a similar pair of booties last year and literally wore them out. I think I like this year’s pair even more! These come in 3 colors and are on sale for a steal at $80! These come in 3 colors, but I love the taupe because it will go with everything (see above…I paired them with almost every outfit!). I love the pointy toe and the unique open side design.

BP Brice Notched Booties (NOW: $80 // AFTER SALE: $120 ): So I actually ordered these booties in two colors (the cognac, pictured above, and grey). I ended up returning the grey and keeping the cognac because it’s such a perfect fall color. I am not sure if I will be keeping this pair either. I love the fit and despite the reviews, found them to run true to size, but I am not a fan of the ankle flap! It’s a bit flimsy and folds in occasionally which bothers me. I’m not sure if this is something that will work it’s way out or not, but this has me re-thinking my purchase. However, despite this flaw, this bootie is just about perfect for fall and if you love them, I would give them a try. This may be a non-issue for you!

Summer to Fall Shift Dress

Look 1: Shift Dress // Similar Denim Jacket (ON SALE!) // Kaanas Bag // Sandals // Similar Necklace

Look 2: Shift Dress (2 colors available!) // Open Toe Mules // Similar Necklace //  Love this NSALE bag and this one

Look 3: Shift Dress // Cardigan ($32 and comes in 6 colors!) // Boots // Bag // Similar Necklace

 

Happy Tuesday!  I can’t believe it’s already mid-July! Summer is flying by and fall will be here before we know it! I’ve spent a lot of time at the lake, soaking up all the summer rays I can. I definitely live my best life in the summertime!

On another note, have you been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?! I have placed a few orders and am still waiting on the rest of my packages to arrive so I can share a review of my purchases. In the meantime, check out some of my sale favorites , top selling must have items  and my sale denim guide!

One of my favorite sale purchases thus far has to be this little shift dress. I got it late Friday and even though I was already dressed for date night, I had to change JUST so I could wear this sweet little number. At under $35 this is a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe as it will transition perfectly into the colder months. I can definitely see this being one of my go to work dresses because it is so easy to layer! I wore it for date night with a denim jacket tied around my waist and my new favorite platform sandals (not part of the sale, but reasonably priced and super comfortable!). I love that it can be dressed up or down, and would pair it with these open toe mules and maybe a leather jacket for a night out! This dress is also PERFECT for the classroom! Just layer it up with a cardi and booties (as pictured below – all items from Nsale!), and in the winter, I could easily see myself pairing this with leggings and riding boots!

This dress is available in 2 color choices and is currently only $32. Snag this versatile piece now!

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