NSALE 2020 TOP PICKS | July Rewind & Top Sellers

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Hi friends! Yay for Friday! I’m giddy because I’m going on a much needed girls trip to celebrate our friend Jamie’s birthday today! It’s just an overnight trip to her lake house and it will be soooo good to see everyone in person again! It’s all potluck, and I’m bringing Rhonda’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (free printable recipe here)! I hope I don’t eat them all before I get there! 😉

Today, I’m recapping July and it’s always fun to look back and catch the highlights if you missed it!

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2020 TOP PICKS

But first, I went through every.single.page of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 and wanted to share my top picks with you!

I’m seeing a lot of tried and true favorites and several great basics. I’ll do a roundup of my faves in each category next week, but for now, you can add these items to your wishlist so you are ready to shop when the sale goes live. Find out when you can shop here.

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1 Zella Leggings • There are several pairs of Zella leggings included in the NSale this year, lots of fun patterns too. I find that the crop length aren’t that flattering on my short legs, the long length are usually too long, but the GOLDILOCKS pair are the 7/8 length! They are JUST RIGHT hitting above my ankle without having to roll them under! And they look great on taller ladies too. These are the same great quality you’ve come to expect from Zella in a comfortable high waist and made with moisture wicking fabric to keep you cool. $42 NSale, $65 after the sale

2 Barefoot Dreams Cardigan ($68)• Always a fan favorite and they make the BEST gifts. It’s the cardigan that even my son steals from me and looks great after a million machine washes. It rarely goes on sale and always sells out fast. The “H Silver Pearl” is a really pretty almost white color. $68 NSale, $116 after the sale

3 Patagonia Jacket • Another thing to look out for at the Nordstrom Sale is The North Face and Patagonia jackets. They are known for their quality and being worth the price, but of course you want to get them while they’re 40% off! This jacket is packable, has Thermogreen insulation to keep you warm with a wind blocking collar and a water repellent finish. It’s also okay to machine wash and dry it. Plus, the quilted pattern is super cute! $111 NSale, $159 after the sale

4 Vince Camuto Knee High Boots • There weren’t as many boots and booties I was crazy for in the sale this year, but there are good ones to freshen up your Fall and Winter wardrobe with. These knee high boots are stunning with a 3 1/2 inch heel and a pointy squared off toe that will elongate your leg. They come in black and camel and have a side zip closure. $149 NSale, $239 after the sale

5 Adidas Sneakers • Y’all are always asking me about these fun leopard print sneakers I have, but they’ve been sold out forever! You can grab them at the Nsale 40% off in this print or solid black or white. I don’t wear them for running, but I do workout in them and run errands in them. $49 NSale, $85 after the sale

6 Vince Camuto Bootie • What a hot bootie for Fall! I’m smitten with the shape of this one with a stacked heel, back zipper and 3 1/2 inch stacked heel. I’m partial to the suede color, but it comes in several color options and prints – the “Tostada Snake Print” is really cool. $99 NSale, $149 after the sale

7 Strapless Bra • You know I swear by this strapless bra! It keeps the girls up comfortably ALL DAY without any fidgeting! There are underwire cups and light padding, and it’s convertible. It also has gripper strips on the side so it stays put! I machine wash mine and lay it flat to dry and it has lasted for years! Fits TTS. $39 NSale, $68 after the sale

8 Wacoal Perfect T-Shirt Bra • This is hands down one of the most comfortable bras I’ve owned- probably because it has NO WIRES! It’s lays beautifully under thin t-shirts without any weird or obvious bra lines. Fits TTS. $39 NSale, $65 after the sale

9 Longchamp Tote Bag • Kudos to Ali-Shaun for recommending this one! It’s genius for everyday or travel because it zips/unzips at the middle to make it shorter or longer! And it’s packable! It’s a classic style and made with water resistant nylon fabric that’s practically indestructible. I’m crazy for mine! $119 NSale, $195 after the sale

10 AG Jeans • YAY! Our favorite designer jeans are in the Nsale this year and actually, I’d pay full price for jeans that make my butt look this good! And they’re super slimming! $149 NSale, $225 after the sale

11 Barefoot Dreams Throw • Definitely a splurge, but one I’m happy I made. Everyone in our family has his/her own throw and we cuddle with it daily! It’s not only deliciously comfortable, it’s stylish too! $119 NSale, $180 after the sale

12 Olaplex • This three-pack includes the shampoo, conditioner, and hair perfector. My hairdresser recommended Olaplex No. 3 to me after my last hair appointment and I’ve been really happy with how well my broken front/sides are growing out after using this for two months. $84 NSale, $126 value

13 Moonlight Pajamas Set • It doesn’t get more comfy than this stretchy super soft set of pajamas. Great for lounging around the house or sending you off to sleep. $39 NSale, $65 after the sale

14 No Show Undies • Yes ladies, we’re going there! Or maybe “not there” because these undies feel like you aren’t wearing any- in the best way! They are seamless, so no panty lines and soooo comfortable. They come in different styles – thong, bikini and hipster. $14 NSale, $20 after the sale

15 Oribe Texturizing Spray & Dry Shampoo ($64)• I’m just about out of this texturizing spray, but I’m waiting for this sale to replenish! This product helps me to extend the life of my blowout and prevents hair damage in between washes. $64 NSale, $96 value



FASHION

July Top Sellers

Now moving onto the top sellers for July, I always love seeing what you love and here were your faves!

DressJean ShortsCleansing BalmFace MaskRibbed Tank

Dress • I’m calling this the “Miami dress” and I’m inviting all of you to head there with me and we’ll dance the night away! I have no idea where I can wear this dress in my real life, but I’m keeping it because I’m an optimist! It has a darling rippled rusched front and smocked back With a little flirty ruffled hem. It’s fully lined and you can adjust the shoulder straps. Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jean Shorts • One of the first things I saw when I walked into Target were these light wash jeans shorts. I picked up a size 0 and size 2, not sure how they would fit. When I got home and tried them on, I was surprised to realize they actually have a crochet him detail on them. I probably wouldn’t have picked that if I had noticed it at first, but it’s so subtle and really adds a fun touch to the shorts. Shorts Fit: I’m wearing a 0 and they have a comfortable high waist. The 2 also fit, but were more relaxed. $17 & stocked in all sizes

Cleansing Balm • I’ve been using this gentle cleanser for years and still love it. It’s probably the product I would recommend if I had to choose only one. It’s a balm cleanser you apply with your clean fingers to your dry face. Then, you wet the muslin cloth with warm water that it comes with and gently wipe off the balm. The combination of the textured cloth and the Radiant Cleansing Balm act as an exfoliant to gently remove impurities. Save 20% off 2 or more items with code : SKINGOALS

Face Mask • Has anyone else had a hard time fitting a face mask? I found this set from Target that is meant for kids, but they fit me perfectly! 2 for $4

Ribbed Tank • The ribbed tank is a cute halter style, but I felt like it accentuated my chest too much in the XS. It’s probably better for my less chesty friends. Tank Fit: I’m wearing an XS only $8

Summer Dresses | Target & Nordstrom

I’m all about easy breezy dresses this Summer! I found so many fabulous dresses at Target and Nordstrom (think office, party, wedding and more!).

DressSandals

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Leopard DressRuched DressBlue Floral Dress

7 Mix & Match Outfits

The latest collection from Gibson, #GIBSONLOOKROADTRIP was created for all you ladies who want to be stylish and comfortable all Summer long, whether you’re staying in or road trippin!

The entire collection is available exclusively on Gibson’s website and they offer FREE shipping and easy flat rate returns if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your purchase.

And more good news! Gibson is generously offering my readers 25% off their entire order! Use my code ‘HONEY25’ at checkout to get 25% off your entire order! The code is good for 25% off your order until August 1, then the discount drops to 20% off.

Daisy TopJeansWedgesWoven Bag | Puff Sleeve TopWhite JeansMiller SandalsSunglassesKey Ring | Daisy Print TopDaisy Print SkirtHeels | Puff Sleeve TopSkirtMiller SandalsRing Bag

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30 Summer Outfits

So many darling Summer outfits and lots of them are on sale!

Pullover ($22)• Shorts ($25)• Studded Slides

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30 Summer Outfits

TeeJeansWedgesHatEarrings | Leopard Dress Woven ClutchSandalsBuDha Girl Bracelets | RomperSandalsSunglassesEarringsBeaded Bracelets | Henley TeeShortsFlip FlopsHat

Boho Style DressSandals | DressEarringsSunglassesHeelsBag | DressClear HeelsRing Bag

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AMAZON

AMAZON TOP SELLERS

If you’re new here, hi! 🙂 I do Amazon fashion posts twice a month (usually every other Friday), get caught up HERE & HERE. And, if you’re interested in seeing more, check out my Amazon Storefront that has all my favorite Amazon products organized by categories.

Core 10 LeggingsPuff Sleeve TopAsymmetric Sheath DressTank (pack of 2)Sun Visor

Core 10 Leggings • These Core 10 leggings are a go-to for me and I’ve had them several years. They’ve held up exceptionally well through many runs and many wash and dry cycles.

Puff Sleeve Top • Take your typical tee and dress it up a notch with this puff sleeve beauty. It’s made of a cotton modal stretch material that feels thick and stretchy. The white is nice and opaque, but it comes in several colors. Fits TTS, I wear XS.

Asymmetric Sheath Dress • I’m crazy for this LBD! It’s definitely sassy and the asymmetric hem makes it look fresh and modern. It’s meant to accentuate your curves and I bet you turn heads in it! Fits TTS, I wear a size 0.

Tank (pack of 2) • You can never have too many tank tops for summer. These come in a two pack and wash and wear perfectly!

Sun Visor • The sun visor lets you wear your hair comfortably up in a top knot. It velcros in the back so you can adjust the size.

Happy Camper TankShortsSlides | Black TankSkinny JeansCircle BeltSandals | BodysuitChambray Button DownMini SkirtSneakers

Ruffle Neck Dress JumpsuitTie Dye PajamasDenim ShortsWorkout Dress

Ruffle Neck Dress • This dress is darling! You can unhook the front keyhole closure to reveal some skin, and wear it belted or unbelted. It also comes in black. Fits TTS.

JumpsuitY’all, GET THIS JUMPSUIT! It’s my absolute fave and I’m crazy for the new crop style and slightly textured material. It feels as soft as your comfiest pair of pajamas, but you can feel confident wearing it outdoors. The elastic drawstring waist is functional and allows you to blouse over the top. And it has pockets! Fit: TTS, I wear an XS and it fits perfectly

Tie Dye Pajamas • OMG my two current obsessions in one item – tie dye and jammies! This set feels velvety soft on and the color is gorgeous. There’s a cute ruffle trim on the shorts and they have pockets! Pajama Fit: The Small fit me well.

Denim Shorts • I saw that this pair had over 2,000 positive reviews and I liked the relaxed style, so I snatched them up quick. I’m wearing the “sky blue” which has lots of distressing and a raw edge hem. They fit true to size, but are also relaxed. Fit: I’m wearing a Small, Color Sky Blue and they fit me better after washing and drying

Workout Dress • I’ve never had something like this before and I’m smitten! It’s an athletic/yoga dress with a built in shelf bra. The bra is more supportive than I thought it would be, but it’s definitely for low impact sports. It also has a sweet double criss cross in the back. It’s made of a moisture wicking fabric to help keep you cool and dry. Fits TTS, I wear an XS

Jumpsuit | Peachy TeeJeansSimilar Wedges | DressClear Heels

JULY LOVES GIVEAWAY WINNER

As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my Monthly Loves to one of my subscribers. If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of every month!

Congratulations to this months’s winner – Pam in Blue Springs, Missouri!

Sunset SweaterTory Burch ToteLittle Words Project Stretch Bracelet Jean ShortsPajama SetSweater TankStud SandalFace Mask

Sunset Sweater • Can’t go wrong with a lightweight summer sweater (looks great with jeans or jean shorts) and the colors are so pretty! Fits slightly small, size up if you want a more relaxed fit.

Tory Burch ToteTime to up my GIVEAWAY GAME! I’m so excited to see who wins this Tory Burch tote! Her bags are always so chic and practicable and never go out of style. This is the Small Gemini Link Coated Canvas Tote, a great everyday size that you can carry by the handle, wear on your shoulder, or crossbody since the shoulder strap is adjustable. It’s made of canvas and leather and sits upright and zips closed.

Little Words Project Stretch Bracelet • If you need a little reminder of just how strong you are – or as a gift for any woman in your life – these delightful stretchy bracelets are right on! I gifted myself the “Strong AF” because #singlemomlife but I think ALL of us deserve to wear this one! They come in so many other fun sayings and different colors too.

Jean Shorts • I’m crazy for these inexpensive jean shorts from Target. They are perfectly relaxed with just a tad bit of distressing and the cutest crochet hem. They fit TTS, I wear size 0.

Pajama Set • No matter the season, I love changing into a fresh set of pajamas at the end of the day. It signals my brain that it’s time to switch from hustle mode to relaxed mode! This pair is darling with the striped tank and lace trim shorts, and also perfect for hot summer nights.

Sweater Tank • I’m always a fan of sweater tanks and this one is sweet with the almost striped texture it has going on. I love this pretty dusty pink color, but it also comes in white.

Stud Sandal • These stud sandals are the sandal of the season and the spikey studs make me feel like a cool mom. Yet, they are really comfortable to wear and very well made. They fit TTS.

Face Mask • Never did I think I’d be including a face mask in Loves, but welcome to 2020! The adult masks I was wearing were too big for my face, and kept riding up into my eyes, making it hard for me to see. This one is a kids’ version and a steal (2 for $4). It fits my face perfectly!

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KIDS

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR KIDS

I can’t believe it’s nearly back to school time for kids! Mine have only been home since March! It’s been such a crazy last few months, but overall, I’m so glad I got this “extra” time with my kids. We’ve really bonded during this time and our relationship is even strong for it!

Red TeeSimilar ShortsBoys BackpackPink Top and Shorts SetGirls SneakersSimilar Boys Sneakers

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Face Mask (see, they fit us both!) • Boys TeeHenley Tee

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BEAUTY

WHAT ORDER TO APPLY SKINCARE

PRO TIP : Label your products in the order you apply them or with “AM” & “PM”. I put my morning and night products in two separate collections so it’s easy to see which are to be applied in the morning and at night.

You may not use every product every day, it often depends on what your skin needs or what season you’re in (i.e. more moisture in winter), but if you can get the gist down with labels or by how you organize your products, you won’t be overwhelmed when you go to use them. And who can read that tiny print?!

I’ve touched on this very topic in this skincare post, but I wanted to elaborate on it here. I also went straight to the source, Colleen Rothschild, to see what she recommended. Her mantra is : When in doubt, keep it simple: Cleanse > Treat > Moisturize

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Radiant Cleansing BalmComplete Eye CreamVitamin C Treatment ComplexSheer Renewal CreamTatcha Water Cream

Radiant Cleansing BalmRetinol Supreme Eye Serum (not pictured) • Age Renewal Super SerumMandelic Acid Radiance SerumExtreme Recovery CreamRetinol Supreme Night Oil or Face Oil No. 9

BEAUTY HAUL

When I first published this post, I hadn’t tried Ouai texturing spray or dry shampoo, but I’ve since gotten them in the mail and really like both of them! I showed how I use them and style “Day 2 Hair” on my Instagram Stories – it’s saved to a highlight that you can still watch.

Coconut Water Cleansing WipesCharlotte Tilbury Eye CheatFace Tanning DropsDrying LotionHeat Protectant MistTexturizing SprayDry Shampoo

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SKIN CHECK

I got the nudge to get my skin checked by my friend Sarah, so I wanted to pay it forward. If you needed to hear this, here’s your sign! I went to my dermatologist last week for a skin check because I had a suspicious spot on my nose and so.many.moles all over my body. The nose turned out to be nothing, but she did find a mole with irregular borders that had to be shaved off and biopsied.

They numbed my back first so I didn’t feel the shaving part and it literally took 5 minutes. That spot was tender when the numbness wore off, but on a pain scale of 1-10, it’s a 1.

The mole was on my back and tiny so I never could see that it was oddly shaped. Plus, even the doctor had to use a magnifying glass to look and really get a good look at the shape of the mole. I should hear the results back soon and hopefully it’s all good. BUT, it’s always better to detect things early!

UPDATE: I’m so thankful to get the news from my dermatologist that my mole was normal. I’m so relieved! Thank you so much for your kind, supportive comments.

HEALTH & FITNESS

HEALTHY MEAL PREP

If you prepare your meals in advance, you will literally be amazed at how much more free time you have! I mean, think about all of the mental energy we spend figuring out what to eat, and then how often we think about it during the day. When you have your meals already prepared, it frees up so much mental space in your brain!

Meal Prep Containers

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HOME DECOR

PATIO & LANDSCAPING UPDATE

These last couple of months I’ve had the dining room project going on inside the house, but also lots of updates to the outside of the house. I gave my landscaping a much needed update and freshened up my patio decor!

We moved on to painting the exterior of the house and you can see a sneak peek here! I’ll share more on that with you soon! And hopefully, the plans to limewash the stone!

DressBraceletsEarringsBuffalo Check RugHello MatFloral WreathBlack Planters

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Similar Patio ChairsGarden StoolRugFaux SucculentsTassel PillowsSquare Stripe PillowsTopShortsSandals

BACKYARD REFRESH

Floral WreathFaux SucculentsBenchRugMatOwlGarden StoolSidewalk LightsEucalyptus WreathStripe PillowsSquare Stripe PillowsIron BenchPlantersTablePotted Succulents

Cafe LightsHerb Garden PotsOutdoor PillowsFootstoolSwingDinnewarePlacematsLanternFire PitSucculent PotsServing TraysPalm PlantTable and Chair SetWine TumblerOutdoor RugBamboo Plant StandsBench with Storage

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DINING ROOM DECOR UPDATE

It’s been a work in progress since March, but the dining room is finally coming together!

Fiddle Leaf FigChandelierDining TableSimilar Dining ChairsSideboardLampsMirror

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Most recently, I’ve been looking for lamps for the room, but so far, haven’t found “the ones”! Here are some beautiful options from Amazon though!

SideboardSimilar Dining ChairsLampsMirror

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2020

I’m super excited for August, and especially the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Ali-Shaun will be joining me again this year and we’ll be heading to the store to do LIVE try-ons for you. (We are taking safety precautions and are fortunate to have a private dressing room).

It’s always a great time with her and I know y’all appreciate seeing how outfits look on another (very cute!) person.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview is live now, and you can start saving items to your wishlist!

Y’all are SO sweet to ask how you can make sure I get credit for your purchases. That’s super thoughtful of you! I use affiliate links on my blog, Instagram, Facebook, and LikeToKnow.It posts. If you click my link or swipe up from Instagram Stories to get to a retailer I’m affiliated with, and then make a purchase, I may earn a small commission on your sale.

It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and it’s a huge compliment for the heart I pour into my little corner of the internet!

As a friend, I say shop in whatever manner is easiest and most enjoyable for you! Fashion should be FUN! If my blog posts are helpful to you and you enjoy my Nordstrom Sale recommendations, consider using my link HWHNSale to get to the Nordstrom site when you shop.

You can copy and save that link on your computer or phone, or head to my blog when the sale goes live. I’ll be doing a few Nordstrom posts to cover the top categories, but only sharing the best of the best, items that I really think you’ll love and that are likely to sell out fast.

Let’s do this together! Feel free to send me any questions about this or anything else! My email is: [email protected]

Cheers friends!



WEEKEND STEALS

NORDSTROMTHE SALE BEFORE THE SALE! Up to 40% off popular brands like Halogen, 1901, BP and more!

AMERICAN EAGLE • BOGO 50% off AE jeans

ABERCROMBIE • All clearance up to 60% off

BANANA REPUBLIC

CRATE & BARREL • 15-30% off bedroom event

GAP • Up to 75% off sale

JCREW • 72% off sale styles for 72 hours, code: SALETIME

POTTERY BARN • Up to 20% off bedroom event

SOMA • 5 for $25 undies

VICTORIA EMERSON • Sale styles under $10

TARTE • 30% off friends and family sale

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • Save 20% off 2 or more items, code: SKINGOALS

Have a great weekend!