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: 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!

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018: TOP SELLING ITEMS & A GIVEAWAY

 

I’m sure by now you have heard PLENTY about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! You know what it is and my favorite picks, but after yesterday’s kickoff, it’s obvious what everybody is loving! These top selling items will be the ones to go first, and it’s no wonder…fall staples on sale?! Yes please! You might notice that a few of these were on my first look picks yesterday! Below the top selling items, I am rounding up my favorites from each category of the sale (more to come throughout the day)! Just click the product photo to shop!

PS Make sure to make it all the way through this post for an AMAZING giveaway!!

TOP SELLING ITEMS

  1. Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan ( NOW: $77 // AFTER SALE: $116): I have yet to get my hands on a Barefoot Dreams cardi, but am happy to say it was the first thing I ordered this year! This always sells out within the first few days of the sale and is highly rated. I can’t wait to get my hands on mine!!

2. Tory Burch Tote (NOW: $323 // AFTER SALE: $498 ): Now is the best time to get hot ticket items, like Tory Burch, at a discounted price. Tory Burch bags are classic and high quality. I am loving the size of this one and that it can be worn as a crossbody. It comes in 3 colors, but I love the cognac for fall (and year round, if I’m being honest!).

3. BP Scoop Neck Tee (NOW: $19 // AFTER SALE: $29 ) & 4. Raw Edge V Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17): I’m putting these together because they are closet staples and a total steal! I stocked up on a few colors in both styles. I actually already have a few of the short sleeve tee’s and they are my FAVORITE! I highly recommend snagging a few of these before they sell out (because they will!). They are perfect to wear now and layer up when it gets colder!

5. Adidas Sneakers (NOW: $68 // AFTER SALE: $90 ): It’s rare to find great sneakers under $100 and these are under $70!! They come in two colors and are sure to sell fast! Wear them to the gym or while running errands. I ordered a pair!!

6. AG Denim (NOW: $150// AFTER SALE: $225): Last year I splurged on the AG jeans during the sale and am so happy I did! One of my favorite pairs of denim, these are super comfortable, flattering and easy to move in. Teacher friends, if you are looking for denim for the classroom, these are definitely worth the splurge!

7. Tory Burch Sandals (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $228): This is not a fall find, but something you can wear now! I own two pairs of Tory Burch sandals and love how comfortable they are! I love the buckle design on this pair. They come in 3 colors and I currently have the white in my cart!

8. Caslon Asymmetrical Jacket (NOW: $53 // AFTER SALE: $79 ): This jacket is perfect for fall. I debated on getting this in green but before I could pull the trigger it sold out in my size and I am so bummed! I will definitely be checking for restocks on this one, but might snag it in another color! This would be so cute with tee and leggings or denim. I also think this would become one of my teacher wardrobe staples…okay, I think I definitely need this one!

9. Sam Edelman Caprice Boots (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $225 ):These boots are gorgeous and at the top of my wish list. They have the perfect stacked heel and I love all of the color options! I have a similar pair of boots that I wore all last fall and winter. They are perfect to take from work to the weekend!

10. BP Curve Hem Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49): The top selling item from last year is back and better than ever with an updated look! This sweater is a STEAL at just $32! I bought it in 2 colors last year and wore it repeatedly, so of course I snatched it up in a few more colors this year! This sweater is the perfect length for layering and one of my favorite pieces for work in the fall and winter! This will sell out before the end of the weekend, so snag one, or maybe two, while you still can!

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June 2018 Top Ten

Sharing the top ten most popular items from June as decided by YOU! Lots of summer goodies and ALL of them under $50 this month! Check them out below!

10. Heart Sunnies

These heart sunnies are so fun and it looks like you agree! These shades come in a variety of colors and are perfect for making a fun summer statement! Plus, they are just $10!

9. Smocked Romper

This romper is comfy and cute and one of my current favorite colors (see how I styled it here). This romper is an effortless piece for throwing on during the summer! The color also transitions into fall…just pair it with a denim jacket or cardi and some booties!

8. Layered Necklace

This necklace is one of my go to’s! It completes any outfit and I love how easy it makes the layering aspect as this trio is just one necklace!

7. Striped Tie Top

It’s no wonder this tie top was a top seller last month! Cute and comfy? Yes, please! While there is currently limited stock available of this top, there are a bunch of different prints of this style available here.

6. Raw Cut Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt is one of my most worn pieces. I own it in not one, not two, but THREE colors! It’s the ultimate light weight sweatshirt for throwing on over your swimmie after a day at the beach or wearing on a chilly summer night. This sweatshirt is under $25!!!

5. Burnout Tee

I re-posted this tee from last year when I found it on sale. I actually ended up ordering it in white too because I love this tee so much. I really like the unique neckline and how comfortable it is. You can pair it with denim for a night out or wear it with leggings while lounging around the house!

4. Peplum Tee

I own this peplum tee in a few colors and wear it frequently. It is definitely one of my closet staples. The yellow is currently on sale (under $25!) with a few other seasonal colors, but get the neutrals any time at under $40!

3. Cutoff Denim Shorts

I love a good pair of distressed denim cutoffs and was excited to discover these. They do run a bit small…I ended up ordering 1 size up, and even read reviews of others ordering 2 sizes up, so know this before shopping! But for $50, you can’t beat these! A great light-wash and just the right amount of distressing makes these your new fave summer shorts!

2. One Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit and 1. Palm Print Kimono

The number 1 and 2 top sellers go hand in hand. This suit, or the 2nd top seller of the month, is SO flattering on! While there are very limited sizes available in this print, this style comes in a few different colors and is currently on sale for just $20! The number 1 seller is this amazing palm printed kimono! At under $20, this kimono is a total steal! Great quality and a price tag that can’t be beat! Wear it over your favorite denim cutoffs and tee or as a swimsuit cover up!