7.19.2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries

Good Morning! I can't believe we're already halfway through the week -- and just two days until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes public! I've rounded up all of the items I've tried on so far and reviewed them below. I've also including sizing tips and prices for everything. Some of the items are currently out of stock or only have limited sizing, but I'm hoping there will be a big re-stock when the sale goes public so be sure to check back on Friday morning! Please let me know if you have any other questions. :)

Happy Shopping!
xo Brie

I'm so glad I tried this cardigan on! It was one of those items that didn't look all that exciting online, but it fits great and is so versatile. You can see how I dressed it down with moto leggings here
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale. They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28. 

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket [ $188.00 ----> $125.90 ]
I was so excited to see that this gorgeous suede jacket was back again in three new colors. I ended up getting this cognac color and am thinking about ordering the grey one too because I love it so much. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small. If you're in between sizes or like your jackets a little roomier, I'd suggest sizing up.

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you're going to be seeing me wear this camisole. It looks great by itself  or layered under just about everything -- sweaters, jackets, cardigans, etc. I bought it in black and cream!
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Leith Easy Circle Cardigan [ $75.00 ----> $49.90 ]
This cardigan is one of my favorite items from the sale. I missed out on it last year and was so excited to see that it's back and in this new pretty mauve color!
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

BP. Pocket Tee [ $29.00 ----> $18.90 ]
I love the pocket detail on this year's version of the BP. long sleeve tee and all of the new colors. I also got the grey and white striped one.
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans [ $64.00 ----> $41.90 ]
I have the Articles of Society Sarah jeans in a few different washes and love them! The fit is so flattering and the denim is so soft and comfy. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size 26. 

This was another item I would've passed on if I'd just see it online but I actually really liked it in person! The floral print is so pretty and can work for spring/summer with sandals or fall with booties and a jacket. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

BP. Tie Front Blouse [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I thought this shirt looked a lot cuter on the hanger than it did on me. I didn't like how the bow hit just above my belly button (I was hoping it would cover it), so I passed on this.
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing an XS. 

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28.

BP. V-Neck Pullover [ $39.00 ----> $24.90 ]
I love the oversized fit of this sweater and the way it looks with this lace camisole layered underneath. It's such a steal at just under $25 and comes in six colors! 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you're going to be seeing me wear this camisole. It looks great by itself  or layered under just about everything -- sweaters, jackets, cardigans, etc. I bought it in black and cream!
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

I have the Articles of Society Sarah jeans in a few different washes and love them! The fit is so flattering and the denim is so soft and comfy. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size 26.

BP. V-Neck Pullover [ $39.00 ----> $24.90 ]
I love the oversized fit of this sweater and the way it looks with this lace camisole layered underneath. It's such a steal at just under $25 and comes in six colors! 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you're going to be seeing me wear this camisole. It looks great by itself  or layered under just about everything -- sweaters, jackets, cardigans, etc. I bought it in black and cream!
*Size Tip: 

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28.


MOON RIVER Lace-Up Bell Sleeve Top [ $70.00 ----> $45.90 ]
I was so excited to try this bell sleeve top on but didn't love it as much as I was hoping I would. It's meant to be flowy but I just felt like it didn't fit me right and I'm not a big fan of the material.
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Topshop Raw Ruffle Crop Jacket [ $85.00 ----> $54.90 ]
I absolutely love this jacket! The peplum hem and ruffle sleeves makes it so fun and the fit is perfection.
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 6. 

My friend Stesha has this dress in a similar color and I absolutely loved it on her so I was so excited to see it in the sale! I can't wait to wear it in early fall with open toe booties. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small. If between sizes, I would suggest sizing down.

Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
I love this tee so much I bought it in four colors! It's great for layering in the fall and is long enough to wear with leggings. 
*Size Tip: True to size. I sized up to a medium because I like my tees to fit longer and more relaxed.

BP. Seamed Moto Leggings [ $39.00 ----> $25.90 ]
I have last year's version of these leggings (see here) and I think I might like these one's even better! 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Lush Ruffle Bell Sleeve Blouse [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
This top is a great option for work or a night out. I love the ruffle sleeves and all of the print and color options. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28. 

Pleione Tiered Bell Sleeve Knit Top [ $65.00 ----> $42.90 ]
How fun are the sleeves on this top? I can't wait for it to cool down so I can wear it! It also comes in black and blush pink.
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

WAYF Greyson Lace Top [ $75.00 ----> $49.90 ]
This pretty lace top was one of the first things I tried on and immediately purchased! I had the hardest time choosing a color because they're both gorgeous! I ended up getting the white because I think I'll have more styling options.
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Hinge Ruffle Shift Dress [ $89.00 ----> $58.90 ]
This dress was another item I didn't look twice at online but I loved in store. The print is so pretty in person and I love all the ruffles. I think it will look so cute with these booties and this beige cardigan in the fall.
*Size Tip: Size down. I'm wearing a small in these photos because they didn't have an XS in store but it was a little too baggy in the arms. 

BP. Ruffle Cold Shoulder Pullover [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I love the ruffle detailing on this cold shoulder sweater. It's also available in two other colors. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28. 

ASTR the Label Ruffle Sleeve Choker Top [ $65.00 ----> $42.90 ]
Choker style tops are huge this season and I was excited to see this one in the sale. I love the way it fits and both color options it comes in. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Madewell Ryder Cardigan [ $98.00 ----> $64.90 ]
I love the darker neutral color of this Madewell cardigan. It's a looser fit than I typically like for a cardigan so I passed on this but if you do purchase it, I would definitely recommend sizing down one size. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [ $225.00 ----> $149.90 ]
These AG Jeans are my favorite designer jeans in this year's sale! I was torn between buying these and this distressed pair but ultimately decided to get the more simple ones because I know I'll get more wear out of them.  
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size 27. 


BP. Plaid Cotton Blend Shirt [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I have a few colors in this plaid top from last year's sale and was so excited to see it back again this year. It's lightweight and comfy and comes in five colors. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS. 

Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
I love this tee so much I bought it in four colors! It's great for layering in the fall and is long enough to wear with leggings. 
*Size Tip: True to size. I sized up to a medium because I like my tees to fit longer and more relaxed.

Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans [ $64.00 ----> $41.90 ]
I have the Articles of Society Sarah jeans in a few different washes and love them! The fit is so flattering and the denim is so soft and comfy. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size 26. 


7.13.2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Early Access Favorites


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The biggest and best sale of the year is finally here! Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially begun! Today, I'm rounding up all of my absolute favorite picks that are likely to sell out fast. Some of these items were included in last year's sale and sold out within 24 hours! Be sure to check out yesterday's blog post for tips & tricks to shopping the sale.

Happy Shopping!
xo Brie


7.12.2017

Instagram Roundup + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017


Happy Wednesday! Today, I'm rounding up some of my most recent looks from Instagram. A lot of the items are under $50 and I've made sure to highlight them below. Also, there's just one more day until early access to the biggest and best sale of the year -- the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Eeeeek! 

I'm sure at this point you've heard lots of bloggers talking about it and you might be wondering what the heck makes this sale so special. You know how most sales happen at the end of a season, so while you can score some great deals you can generally only wear the items for a short time before the weather changes? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features brand new items for fall that are marked down for a limited time before the season even starts! I'm sharing a lot more information about the sale at the bottom of this post. 
Top (similar) // Shorts (under $30!) // Bag // Necklace // Sandals

Top (so comfy -- only $24 and available in 4 colors!) // Shorts // Necklace // Sunglasses // Bag

Top (only $25!) // Necklace // Jeans // Bag 

Top (only $23 and available in 4 colors!) // Jeans // Sandals // Bag // Necklace

Top ($35 and also available in navy) // Shorts // Necklace // Bag // Sandals

Top ($49 and also available in white) // Shorts // Necklace // Sunglasses // Bag // Pearl Bracelet // Gold Links Bracelet

Top // Shorts // Earrings // Bag

Dress // Bag (similar) // Sunglasses // Necklace // Sandals


When is the sale? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on July 21st and ends August 6th. Early access begins tomorrow, July 13th at 12:01 AM Pacific.

How can I get early access? You have to be a Nordstrom cardholder to shop the sale eight days early on July 13th! Learn more here.

When will you be posting about the sale? My first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post will go live bright and early tomorrow, July 13th! I'll be sharing all of my favorite items that I think will sell out quickly, so be sure to come check it out.  I'll also be on Instastories tomorrow when I shop the sale in store so you can see what some of my favorite items look like in person. You can follow along here!

What types of sale posts can I expect from you? I'll be posting my favorite budget finds under $50 and $100, a dressing room try-on post where I share all of my hits and misses, outfit posts featuring items from the sale, and how to style some of my favorite items from the sale multiple ways. If there's anything else you'd like to see, please let me know!

Here's a round-up of all my posts from last year to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • Make a list of items you're hoping to purchase during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It's such a big sale that it can be a little overwhelming if you don't plan ahead! It also helps me stick to my budget so I don't pick up items that I don't really need. You can get a preview of some of the items that will be on sale in the catalog. Also check out some of my sale favorites from last year that will be returning this year below.
  • The most popular items tend to sell out extremely fast (like within the first 24 hours), so I'd recommend purchasing your favorite items on the first day. Nordstrom does re-stock a lot of the items but they sell out even more quickly during the re-stock because so many people are waiting for the item at that point. Be sure to check out my blog post tomorrow to see my favorite items that I think will sell out fast! 
  • Nordstrom now offers in-store pick, so you can buy items online and pick them up that same day instead of having to wait for them to be delivered. I've been taking advantage of this now that I'm a mom and don't always have time to try things on in store. 
  • Take advantage of Nordstrom's free shipping and returns by shopping online in the comfort of your own home. 





7.10.2017

Scottie's Nursery Reveal

I'm so excited to be sharing Scottie's nursery today! Creating this space for her was so much fun and putting it all together will always be one of my favorite memories from my pregnancy. I kept getting asked what the theme of her nursery would be but I didn't really have one. I just knew I wanted it to be light and airy with neutrals, touches of blush pink and gold, and special personal touches. After putting it all together, I jokingly told Colton the theme is "Florals and Furry Friends" because of all the stuffed animals and florals throughout the room. I've included lots of photos below with sources and links to most of the items in the nursery. Please let me know if you have any questions!

I hope you enjoy! :)
xo Brie
We didn't tell anyone Scotlyn's name until she was born and I remember my Aunt Lauren walking into the room and saying there has to be some sort of hint as to what her name is in here! Turns out, we did have a few hints in this corner of the room, including the photo of my dad (Scot, who she was named after) and the Bemis bear (my maiden name) on the glider chair. 

Glider: Babies R Us // Ottoman: Babies R Us // Flower Wall Art: c/o Minted // Scalloped Shelves: Land of Nod // Gold End Table: HomeGoods // Gold Basket: Target // Ballerina Doll: Target // Unicorn Head: Target // Baby Sleeping Sign: Aaron Brothers // Pink Blanket: Amazon // Pom Pom Pillow: Pottery Barn Kids
My favorite part of her nursery is the custom "Forever Young" sign above her crib. It's a song that's really special to me, as I grew up listening to it with my dad and grandpa. They passed away in 2012 and every time I walk into her room, I'm reminded of them and some of the lessons they taught me that I hope to pass down to Scottie. 

Crib: Pottery Barn Kids // Pom Pom Quilt: Pottery Barn Kids // Pom Pom Crib Skirt: Pottery Barn Kids // Sheets: By George Baby Boutique // Forever Young Sign: House of Belonging // Floral Garland: Lule Bloom // Rug: Rugs USA // Crystal Flushmount Light: Lowe's
Children's books are so fun and colorful, so I loved the idea of displaying them on floating shelves instead of on a typical bookshelf. Some of my favorite books to read to Scottie are The Wonderful Things You Will BeOn The Night Your Were Born, and Olivia and the Fairy Princesses. The blankets in the baskets below the shelves were made by my great-grandma and Colton's grandma.

Curtains: Target // Wicker Baskets: Target // Bookshelves: Amazon
I knew I wanted the furniture in the room to be gender neutral so that if/when the time comes, it can also be used for our future children. I swapped out the knobs on the dresser for these crystal ones from Lowe's to give it a feminine touch and match the mirror above it. The framed bear illustration on the dresser was done by Colton's grandma who passed away in January. She loved to paint, so we thought it was a great way to honor and remember her. 

Dresser: Target // Crystal Knobs: Lowe's // Mirror: HomeGoods // Diaper Organizer: Ross // Headband Organizer: HomeGoods
I searched Pinterest for ways to organize her closet and came across this blog post which was so helpful! The 8-Cube IKEA Kallax organizer used in the post was too wide for Scottie's closet so we purchased this 6-Cube one from Target which works great if your closet is smaller. We also organized all of her clothes by size with these labeled closet dividers and used these slimline velvet hangers which help to create more space when hanging clothes.

6-Cube Organizer: Target // Wicker Baskets: Target // Lidded Cube Storage Bins: Target // Kids Slimline Velvet Hangers: Amazon

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