The Loot

Oh friends!  Thank goodness it is Friday eve.  I decided to post on Thursday rather than Friday just in case you want to shop the big sale when it opens to everyone tomorrow.

Last week I shared with you that I did in fact place an order from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Well, my first order arrived on Tuesday night and I couldn’t wait to tear into it! Then Wednesday afternoon my 2nd and 3rd orders arrived. Now don’t get to thinking I placed large orders, in total I ordered 7 pieces! I snapped these selfies so I could show you how things fit.

Let’s get right into what I ordered and how I liked it.  I ordered 4 items in this first order.  The first thing I tried on because I was super excited about the message was this graphic tee   on sale for $20. Apparently it is sold out but I have a feeling it will be restocked. I really like this tee, not only the message but the way it fits too. The only drawback is that it’s white and I am afraid it will get stained. I am not sure if I’ll keep it but I am leaning that way since I could wear it to work on jeans days. It would be great under a jacket for a casual look too and right now I can wear it with shorts. For fit reference I am wearing a small and it fits well, not too clingy at all. I can’t stand thin, clingy tees that highlight my back fat! The verdict: I’m keeping it, my son says I need to wear it with another layer like a flannel or light jacket and I will once it gets cooler.

Up next, these Mya skinny jeans from Articles of Society. I am wearing them in all of the pictures btw. I have never tried this brand but based on the reviews I thought for the price $38 I’d give them a try. I love that they are a higher rise and they are stretchy. Hopefully they won’t stretch out as the day goes on. The wash is great as well, not too dark and not too light. They are long though, in fact they kind of bunch up at the ankles and really need to be cuffed. I got these in a 4 and they fit well, the reviews said to size down and I did. Normally I would have ordered a 6 so if you’re thinking of getting these I’d say size down. I have a feeling they will restock so if you’re interested in them keep checking because the price will go up after the sale.  The verdict: They are packaged up and being returned, as great as they are I have other jeans I like as well from Old Navy and my recent favorites I paid $10 for from WHBM.

My favorite thing in this order is this cold shoulder blouse by Lush. The blouse is $29.90 during the sale and $45 after. What can I say except it is perfection. The fabric is lightweight, it drapes beautifully and gives the appearance of a front tuck. It basically styles itself and would be fabulous with any bottom from jeans, to shorts, to a skirt, to slacks. This is definitely a keeper and if it was available in solids I would order more. I plan on wearing it immediately and when it cools off I think a scarf and jacket would look great with it.  I am wearing a medium for size reference. The verdict: Currently hanging in my closet and will wear this weekend!

The final item is this gorgeous tote from Sole Society.The quality of this tote is exceptional, especially given the $49.90 sale price and it looks way more expensive than it is (even at the regular price of $69.90). For me it is just too big. I should have read the description a little more closely and realized it is a tote and not a satchel. If you like a bag you can stash everything in that looks great this is for you. Unfortunately when I carry a bag this large I knock into things, bump into people, and in general become a menace. So while I longingly look at this beautiful tote it will be headed back. Since I knew it was going back I didn’t completely unwrap it so yeah, that’s the wrapping in the pictures. The verdict: It’s headed back today!

My second order contained only two items. This twill peplum jacket in olive for $49.90 ($75 after the sale). This jacket is soooooo cute and I love how lightweight it is, perfect for my climate! Unfortunately it is not right on my body type.  My short waist and large chest are not properly honored in this piece, lol!  It’s too boxy on me but I know it will look fabulous on the majority of ladies out there. I am wearing a small. The verdict: Sadly, going back. Boo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fabulous clutch on sale for $52.90 ($79.95 after the sale) is up next. The clutch is fantastic. It feels great, so luxe, and it has plenty of storage. So many clutch bags just don’t have enough room but this one seems to. The foldover flap has a zipper so you can store your stuff in two places! The verdict: Right now I plan to keep it but I feel a little guilty spending so much on a clutch.

My third order was for only one item. These Caslon Slim Utility pants on sale for $49.90 ($79 after the sale). I didn’t expect to love these but I do! They are so comfortable, and don’t seem to get baggy. They aren’t low cut either which is so nice. I got them in a size 4 and they are perfect. They can be worn with cute sneakers, sandals, heels, or booties. The verdict: I am keeping them because even though there are lots of olive green pants out there I just happen to feel like these are my soul mate pair!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something I didn’t pick up during the sale are my trusty old slip on Converse sneakers.  Mine are a few years old, need a good washing, but I still love them.  Check these out:

I also ordered candles and they were delivered later last night.  I got these Voluspa tins. Because I break up the set and give them individually. Great deal for such a pretty candle that makes a super sweet gift.

Overall I am happy with what I decided to keep and the fact that I did not spend an insane amount of money. I should also add if I didn’t have issues with my left foot I would have been all over the booties because there are some great deals on them. Have you shopped yet? Are you going to? Please tell me what you have your eye on, I love to shop vicariously!

xo,
Kellyann

Shop here:
Women’s Lush Surplice Cold Shoulder Blouse • Lush • $29.90
Women’s Sub_Urban Riot ‘Work Hard’ Graphic Tee • Sub Urban Riot • Sold Out
Women’s Articles Of Society Mya Skinny Jeans • Articles of Society • Sold Out
Sole Society Susan Faux Leather Tote – Black • Sole Society • Sold Out
Sole Society Tamika Genuine Calf Hair & Faux Leather Foldover Clutch – Brown • Sole Society • $52.90
Caslon Slim Utility pants in olive $49.90
Linking up with:Patti for Visible Monday, The Blended Blog, Royally Waiting,Get Your Pretty On, Moda Thursday,Not Dressed as Lamb ,
Confident Twosday ,
A Pocketful of Polka Dots , Lady in Violet Fashion Should Be Fun Shelbee on the Edge

XO,
Kellyann

24 Comments

  1. July 20, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I absolutely love everything you picked! The utility pants fit you perfectly and the leopard clutch is gorgeous! I think you should keep everything!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod
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    • Kellyann
      July 20, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks Blaire! I certainly wish I could keep everything but back some of it must go to hopefully fulfill the orders of other anxious shoppers. Have a good one!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. July 20, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Yippee for your loot coming in. You see my upstairs workout room. It looks like a Nordstrom staging area. Bags and boxes everywhere. I ordered the utility pants and they came in yesterday but I haven’t tried them on yet. I looked at that clutch but ordered the BP one (not on sale) that’s very similar because it’s a little bigger. I thought the jacket looked cute on you but if you don’t like it, there’s no need in keeping it. The tee is darling and I didn’t even see it in the sale. See there, good thing we all share what we found so as not to miss the good stuff. I won’t even tell you the obscene amount I ordered, but I will tell you a TON will go back. I was shopping in panic mode and grabbing now so I didn’t regret later and I’m already thinking “oh, I wish I’d ordered that in a different color” First world problems you know.? Have a great day beautiful friend!!!
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    • Kellyann
      July 20, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Oh sweet Lisa, if I only had an extra room at my house it would most definitely look like a Nordstrom staging area! Music to my ears! Because I have no extra room I feel like I have to hurry up and try things on and then send back what I don’t want. Having all the boxes in my room and all the clutter gives me a straight up anxiety attack – I really need an office or maybe a tranquilizer! It’s so smart to order away and then send it back, as we well know things sell out and then you’re stuck. As much as I like the peplum jacket I think I look pregnant in it, lol, it’s just kinda boxy. I have had my eye on that BP clutch as well. In fact I was hoping to find it in the store when I went shopping for my birthday but it was no where to be found. I am still on the fence about this bag because it seems so expensive for a bag I won’t use daily. It may end up being my splurge item. If I could think of a reason I need to reward myself I’d use that as an excuse but I haven’t done anything award lately so there goes that!
      Well gorgeous lady, I hope you have a good one and that more Nordstrom goodness finds it’s way to you!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. July 20, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Love those olive pants! And I’m so jealous you snagged that tee….by the time I was ready to pull the trigger it was gone. I loved the peplum jacket too but returned the medium….I ordered in a small in the burgundy and I’m interested to see the difference. I thought it was way big. I’m short waisted too so we shall see.
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    • Kellyann
      July 20, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      I was really debating whether or not to keep the tee but in the end I decided why not. The problem with the jacket for me is that it’s just too boxy and I think I look preggers, ha! I am anxious to see how you like it. It’s so much fun to see what everyone got and how they like it!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. July 20, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    You picked up some fun stuff! I have the same problem with the jeans being too long! That tee is great!

    • Kellyann
      July 21, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Fonda! I’m so tired of having to cuff jeans, can’t anyone just make a jean that isn’t super long and not a crop?! Have a great weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. Jaymie Ashcraft
    July 21, 2017 / 1:04 am

    Love what you got!!! I’m still deciding! Lol!!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      July 21, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Decisions, decisions, Jaymie! Can’t wait to see what you got!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. Andrea
    July 21, 2017 / 10:38 am

    LOVE the pants!! I had to send everything back but a cardigan. I wanted that utility jacket in burgendy but it was sold out. I waited a few too many days and everything I really wanted was sold out of my color or size. I will be better prepared next year, lol!! I really like the cute tee! Happy weekend beautiful babe!!

    • Kellyann
      July 21, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      I’ll bet if you keep checking that jacket will be back in stock soon. All the frenzy about the sale kinda drives me crazy but I do love shopping, over the years my goal has been to make good decisions and not spend too much. I think I did ok this year. Just think, next year you’ll have the beautiful closet to fill! Woo hoo!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. July 22, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    So much to choose from, decisions, decisions. You look so gorgeous in the jeans and shirt. Can see why you and those cargoes are joined at the hip, such a perfect fit, length and neutral colour.
    Sounds like your PF isn’t improving though?
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    • Kellyann
      July 23, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks Mary! I don’t actually have PF just a weird spot that is sore in the ball of my foot. I haven’t really been given an actual diagnosis, one doc thought my bunions (there’s that yucky word) were causing some weird rubbing, etc. such a bunch of hullabaloo! All I know is I have a very tender spot in the ball of my foot and without the proper shoes it is unbearable!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. July 23, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I love the tee Kellyann! I checked and it’s still sold out, so I’ll have to stalk it and see if it returns. 🙂 I pretty much have to cuff all of my jeans too; the only pair that I don’t cuff are a pair of Rockstars from ON that are petite length. Oddly enough, I didn’t find much in the sale that I loved this year and there was nothing that I absolutely had to have like in years past. Okay, there was one thing I did find that I lost my mind over…a pair of Birkenstock boots…boots…omg! Birks in boot form, who knew? And in light of the fact Birks are STILL the only thing I can wear without discomfort I became obsessed. Two problems though. I always hesitate if something I want is that expensive…they were $119 on sale, even if I know I will wear the item relentlessly. Second problem, they sold out. But even before they sold out I was prowling the Internet looking for a better deal. I found them on 6pm for 50% off; $89.99!! As I type this there’s another window open on my computer waiting for me to click the Buy button, lol! I need to do it because I know I’ll kick myself if I don’t. I know that I will wear them literally all of the time once Fall/Winter gets here.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Kellyann
      July 23, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Oh my goodness Debbie you better get those boots! It kills me to spend a lot on shoes but it has become a necessary evil given all the foot pain I have. As far as the sale goes, I get so caught up in the excitement I tend lose my senses and make dumb decisions. Just last night we were running through Target to grab a few things and I spotted some super cute olive green cargo pants. All I could think was why in the Hell did I just drop $49 on mine? UGH!!!
      I have not tried Birks yet but Vionics seem to work well on my feet. I will definitely need a pair of booties so I am on the hunt for a deal because they are so expensive. I am going to have to check out 6pm.
      Hoping you get those boots and that you have a wonderful Sunday!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. July 23, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    You got some great items and did a great job figuring out which ones to keep! I love those olive pants on you!
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    • Kellyann
      July 24, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks Laura, truth be told I’m still on the fence a bit about the clutch, it just seems so expensive! I have a feeling I’ll be sending it back. It’s easy to get caught up in the sale!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. July 23, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I got the boots! Right after I finished my comment on your blog I sat there and stared at them on my computer…it was one of those situations where I knew for certain I’d kick myself later if I didn’t. Now I can’t wait for them to get here…lol!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Kellyann
      July 24, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Good for you! I can’t wait to see them on you. I hope they get to you soon I know you’ll have fun trying them on with all your clothes. Cheers to comfortable boots!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      July 24, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks Melissa! I just love a good sale, but then again, don’t we all?! Happy Monday!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. July 24, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    So many great picks and it was fun to see you trying them on! The graphic tee is adorable, and the Lush floral blouse is gorgeous on you. I really like both pairs of pants, too. The great thing about the N-Sale is how long it lasts. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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    • Kellyann
      July 24, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks Jennie, yes, the NSale seems to last forever! I have to keep reminding myself I don’t need anything else because I’ve already made my selections. Plus there are so many other good sales going on right now it’s a buyers’ paradise!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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