Yay, I’m sure so many of you have been waiting for this exact moment! I went for round 2 of my microblading yesterday in Indy, and then spent the evening shopping Nordstrom of course! ¬†Here is my second round of reviews dolls ūüôā

Here are some of the items I tried on. I’ve linked them below with my reviews:

  1. Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket: Sadly this color is sold out, in fact most colors are. It fits true to size, and honestly it is so worth the splurge. Save this link and check back, I am certain they will restock. You can also snag a similar one here, but unfortunately not on sale.
  2. Grey Grommet Sleeve Pullover: I ended up not getting this one because I felt like the arms were extremely long and overwhelming! It is definitely a comfortable sweater, and obviously loved because this color is sold out. For me, it just wasn’t practical! If you love that long statement sleeve, its a good one!
  3. Yellow Split Back Bell Sleeve Sweater: I didn’t pick this one out, the stylist helping me suggested it. I was a little unsure of the bright color, but once I had it on I was in love! I am a size UK 6 in that sweater (fits like a 2-4). The back is open, sleeves are bell sleeves, pretty much amazing!
  4. White & Black Cross Back Pullover : I am wearing a size small in this sweater, it does run more giving so you could go down a size! I’ve seen some bloggers wearing this as a dress with knee high boots (so cute) – you can also wear with a bralette!
  5. Hinge Ruffle Swing Jacket: obsessed! True to size, I did a small!
  6. Vince Camuto Ankia Suede Pump: obsessed!! I went an entire size down, usually I”m a size 9 and I took a size 8!

 

I also tried on these¬†Hinge booties¬†and loved them! Sadly they were sold out in my size in store, so I need to order online. They are really quite comfortable! Online says true to size, however, I felt like I should go down a half size. I didn’t take into consideration a sock though, so I would probably follow the “true to size” recommendation!

 

THESE Vince Camuto Heels ARE TO DIE FOR!! The recommendation online says true to size, however, I went down an entire size!! I am usually a size 9 and took a size 8! They are on back order until the end of September, but if you want my opinion WHO CARES! Buy them now, think of it like a pre-order and wait. That is how much I think they are worth it!

 

Okay so these Dolce Vita Hendrix Studded Sandals are bomb.com! Sadly, I passed on these strictly because I have zero social life (#momlife). If you go out frequently, please get these so I can live vicariously through you! Imagine these paired with a leather jacket and a cute bag for a night on the town! I am usually a size 8.5 or 9, and I would have taken an 8.5 in these! They are easy to walk in and major show stoppers!

 

Rebecca Minkoff is slayin’ the game with these¬†Noelle Embellished Slip-On Platform Sneakers. I honestly didn’t like them, UNTIL I saw them in person. They are so comfortable, and it is the most beautiful embroidery detail. On sale for $99, which I know is a splurge, but I know I will grab for a “slip on” daily. These will liven up a basic “tee & jeans” outfit! True to size on these!

 

I’ve had these¬†Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers¬†in and out of my cart since early access began. I’ve wanted/needed a pair of basic black sneakers. You guys, maybe I live under a rock or something but the Air Max sneakers are legit! For only $85 right now, I couldn’t pass them up! I picture myself wearing these, my new¬†Zella Moto Leggings (pictured)¬†and an¬†Adidas Sweatshirt! PS, the moto leggings are so comfortable, I am wearing a small. I would suggest sizing down, they get loose if you take your normal size!

 

I adore these over the knee boots! It is recommended that you go up a half size (mostly for a sock) and I agree. My normal size 9 fit great, but there is no way I could wear a sock with them. I am showing 2 colors here of this¬†Vince Camuto Madolee Over the Knee Boot¬†– wearing color “Havano”, single photo is color “Foxy”. These are the 2 colors I recommend! I am fond of the “Foxy” but they didn’t have my size to try on! This burgundy¬†Madewell Cardigan¬†appears to be sold out! If it comes back in stock I am wearing a small and its super comfortable!

 

This¬†Hooded Cotton Drawstring Jacket¬†comes in 2 colors: camo & olive. Fits true to size, actually even giving at the true to size mark. I wouldn’t go down a size, because the look is supposed to be more giving. For only $45 this is a steal!

 

This¬†Topshop Striped Cardi¬†is sadly sold out, but save the link in case it comes back in stock! I am wearing a size 6 (US 2-4). Reviews are mixed because it’s very oversized! I love that look, so if you do too, get your normal size! This¬†Leather Biker Jacket¬†is real genuine leather, and why I tried it on I don’t know! I LOVED it, but for me couldn’t spend the money even though it is discounted quite heavily! If you are someone that loves to invest in real leather pieces, get it now!!

 

Two other pairs of shoes I tried on! The Olive Steve Madden Booties were sold out in my size in this color, so I tried on the black. Honestly, I hated the look of the black but the fit and comfort is amazing! I am going to order the olive online in my true size! This Studded Bootie is so adorable but it was too tall for me! I love this color and it ran true to size!

 

I really liked the fit of this¬†Topshop Ripped Denim Jacket¬†but I felt it was a little short in my arms (for me personally, since I’m jolly green Jena). Would look SUPER SUPER cute with leather leggings, black denim, and studded booties!!!

 

Remember how I snagged these Vince Camuto booties in the taupe color!? Well after getting my brows done yesterday, the girl doing them had the black (she was wearing an all black outfit), and I had to have them! Soooo if the taupe is what you are crushing on and they are sold out, black is also super cute too!!

 

 

Oh accessories! Sadly they were majorly picked over at this Nordstrom in Indy, but you can still find a lot of amazing accessory finds online! The sunglasses are great, and you HAVE to snag a Rebecca Minkoff while they are on sale like this (that is a must!!).

I hope this helped you take a closer look at some items you might be crushing over, so you can see the sizing/fit! I will continue to update you all with my purchases throughout the sale! Please let me know if there is anything particular you have questions on! Don’t forget to go back and read my previous Nordstrom Sale posts! I also have ALL sale items linked under¬†this¬†section of my blog! Have a great weekend loves and happy shopping!!

 

xoxo,

Jena

Okay so I am sure you have all taken notice that items from the Nordstrom sale go QUICK! One second you have something in your cart, and the next POOF! I mean I warned you did I not?! So heres the deal, most of the time items will be restocked before the actual sale starts (remember right now we are in the “presale” time for card holders). However, sometimes these items will not be restocked! To make your life easier, I decided to post some items here to show you my TOP picks of things I selected from what I’m calling “Round 1” (sadly there are many more packages arriving)! I will do this again after my try on session this week as we kick off the sale open to everyone!

For starters these¬†Vince Camuto’s¬†are on sale for $99 (down from $149) – they are a must have! The color is a little darker than what it shows online (these are color french taupe), but I am super pleased with them in person! These run true to size and will look amazing with denim and even dresses!

The other pair of booties that I snagged from the sale that I am completely in love with is the¬†Iddah Perforated Cutaway Bootie¬†by 1.State (color is fog). They run true to size, I am typically an 8.5 or 9 and I went with the size 9. I always get asked if I wear socks with booties like this and the answer is no. Due to the cut out on one side, you would rock these bare foot ūüôā

Here are some other shoe must haves to snag, some are sold out but hopefully coming back!

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My top pick out of this group would be the Marc Fisher Vidal Ankle Strap Sandal Рjust purchased these myself and I am OBSESSED!! They look absolutely amazing paired with denim! Pics coming soon!

 

Next on the list, there are a ton of awesome athleisure shoes! From sneakers, to slip ons, you definitely need to snag these great deals! Here are my top picks and as I’m typing this right now they are all still in stock ūüôā

 

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My top pick out of this group would be the Nike Classic EZ Slip-On Tennis Shoe. The nike swoosh is perforated, and this color is perfect it will go with everything! A great slip on that is clean and chic!

I received this sweatshirt¬†today and I love it! It’s on sale for $38 (originally $59) and it comes in 4 color options! I’m wearing a size small!

 

Also pretty much OBSESSED with this cardigan¬†! It sold out super super quick but be watching for a restock to hit during the sale! If I were you, I’d stalk the site! I am wearing a small. It runs true to size and looks great paired with¬†this¬†black tank.

 

 

I am also loving this v-neck pullover. It comes in 6 color options and it is currently on sale for $24! It says to order down one size, however, I ordered a small which is what I typically wear, and I am happy with the size!

 

 

I’m a sucker for Free People, so it comes as no surprise that I immediately added this oversized plaid¬†to my cart! This one sold out quickly, but I am hoping it will restock during the public sale!

 

 

This bell sleeve cardigan also sold out super quick but I am sure this will come back too! I am wearing a size small Рit is such soft amazing material too!

 

 

Sizes still available in this embroidered leather jacket! I snagged this at the beginning of summer full price, so I’m super jealous you can grab it now on sale for $111!! I am wearing a small, but if you are more broad shouldered then go up a size!

 

 

Here are some of my other top outerwear picks. I have ordered some of these that should arrive any day so I will make sure to try them on and give my reviews stat!

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Also take a peek at some of my top beauty picks so far during the sale!

 

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My TOP beauty pick would be the T3 hair dryer! I just recently purchased one myself, and I am loving the way it dries my hair, leaving it silky and smooth! If you are going to splurge (because ladies we all need a good hair dryer) do it now while it’s on sale! I am fond of the white/rose gold!

 

 

Okay that completes my first Nordstrom sale post! I am making a trip to Nordstrom Thursday so make sure to watch for my fitting room diaries as I try on loads more! The sale kicks off July 21st to the public, things will go QUICK so get your wishlist ready!

 

xoxo

Jena

 

 

We are exactly one week from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale¬†and if you aren’t jumping for joy like I am you better RISE UP! I’m assuming that most of you are avid shoppers like myself, so you already know how great this sale is! In the case that you have no idea what in the world I am talking about, I am going to break it down for you in this post!

For starters, the sale will start¬†July 21st¬†and end¬†August 6th. Nordstrom cardholders can start shopping Early Access next week, on¬†¬†July 13th. If you do not have a Nordstrom credit card, you can read all about the perks here¬†and apply¬†here.¬†The phrase “the early bird gets the worm” couldn’t be more true when it comes to this sale. Items will SELL OUT FAST! The reason this sale is so popular, is because for a limited time, Nordstrom offers brand-new styles at seriously discounted prices — EVEN designer brands! It is mostly fall/winter items that debut and let me tell you, there are some killer deals! If you see something you love, just ADD TO CART!! There is zero time to think it over or you will have major FOMO when it sells out, and it WILL! Free shipping back to Nordy for the win so don’t fret, just add to cart.

Now, because I believe you all need a good game plan on how to tackle this sale, I’ve linked the current catalog for you! There will be plenty more included in the sale, but for now this will help you start making your list!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Women’s Catalog 2017¬†

I plan to chat about the sale a lot over the next month — already have my scheduled trip planned to Nordstrom (sadly I do not live close to one), so that I can try things on for you and do some fitting room discussions so you all know the fits etc. I want to help you score as many awesome items on sale as you possibly can! I will also have a tab on my blog labeled “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale”, so you can see items that I’m loving, items I’ve purchased, and pretty much everything I believe you need to snag!

Um, hi … I’m crushing hard – look at these shoes!

So here are my top tips before the sale starts ….

  1. Sign up for the Nordstrom credit card so you can take advantage of the early access!
  2. Check out the catalog and have a game plan of items you love!
  3. Set a budget!! Be realistic and tell yourself it pays to spend more NOW and get all of these items on sale that will last you through fall/winter! I always ask my mama to buy my Christmas gifts during this time, and its a great time to Christmas shop for others! Also, NOW is the perfect time to have a closet sale and get rid of some items and make a little extra cash to spend towards the sale!
  4. If you plan to shop the early access next Thursday July 13th, seriously set your alarm! Sale will go live at 12am PST and this is like Apricot Lane style things will sell out quick!
  5. If you live near a Nordstrom it is best to set up an appointment with someone to help you, otherwise it is ONE HOT MESS of a time! I have an appointment scheduled with a personal stylist to show me all the goodies and assist me — you should too!
  6. Follow me on¬†Instagram¬†so you don’t miss all of my posts (and make sure to watch my IG stories) – and don’t forget to check my blog daily as I will update the “Nordstrom Anniversary” tab!
  7. Lastly, HAVE FUN! Follow your favorite bloggers and enjoy the sale — it is so much fun kicking off Fall, and a total thrill to snag the items before they sell out!

Can’t wait for the sale? Check out these AWESOME deals you can snag now!

xoxo,

Jena

In preparation for one of the biggest sales EVER, I’ve noticed that Nordstrom is slowly starting to mark down a lot of awesome items! The HUGE Anniversary Sale is right around the corner which I know a lot of you are waiting for, but remember that will be on items that are debuting for fall/winter! NOW is the time to take advantage of summer deals! There are some great designer shoes you’ve probably been eyeing that are now 40% off! My moto is always, shop smarter not harder ūüôā All items linked below! Happy Monday!

xoxo

Jena

 

Oh how I love to get away and have adult conversation with my husband over a refreshing cocktail or two ūüôā It isn’t often we get to go out, so I of course always try to wear a cute dress of some sort. Finding a cute summer dress long enough for this 5’11 body can be challenging so I am so happy with this one! I recently snagged this floral off the shoulder dress while shopping with my sister in San Diego and I absolutely love it. Under $60, and the fit is amazing (I’m wearing a size small). I really like dresses that have the tighter scrunched fit at the top (helps hold it up so it doesn’t fall off) AND I love when the sleeves aren’t attached! Paired this dress with my favorite summer sandals and out the door we went! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

xoxo,

Jena