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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sugarplum Picks

It's almost the weekend, the sun is shining, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale is's like Christmas morning and my birthday all rolled in to one!! I've been stalking the catalog for two weeks, drooling over all the Fall goodies, and counting down the days until some of them could be mine.

I know it's a little crazy to think about Fall clothes in the middle of a piping-hot Summer, but here's the deal...this isn't an end-of-season sale, it's all the cute, new stuff coming out next season, and it's temporarily marked-down. It's the stuff you're going to lust after a few months from now, except then, it will all be full-priced! See? Like Christmas morning!

I'll be checking it out online today, but here's what's caught my eye already...

I've been buying ponchos and wraps for years, but always the inexpensive ones...considering how often I reach for one during the cooler months, I'm thinking it might be time to invest in something that feels as good as it looks! Who said clothes can't feel like pajamas?!

These sweaters would look equally cute with skirts or jeans, making them perfect for Work to Weekend.

Lace Detail Crewneck Sweater ~ so much detail!

Crossover Sweater ~ love the sassy crossover!

These shirts look soft, lightweight, and possibly long enough for leggings. 

Oversized Plaid Shirt ~ great length for leggings

I have to replace my white button-up shirts every other year thanks to yellowing, and this looks like a great option.

This has been my favorite tee for years, so I know I'll like it!! And at this price, it's time to stock up on more colors!

Favorite Tee (I wear an XS)

Jeans are a great staple to check out during the sale...especially designer brands. I've been wanting these jeans for awhile, but could never bring myself to pay the premium price for I'm all over them now! They come in black, too.

This brand is a great mid-rise for those of you who prefer a little more bum-coverage without the 'mom jean' look.

This was the first shirt I added to my cart this morning (yes, I placed an order before publishing this post...I learned that the hard way!) many color and pattern options, amazing price, and perfect for work or weekend! I also know this brand to run really big, so I ordered down a size. (The favorite long-sleeve version, perfect for leggings, also in the sale!)

Notch Collar Jacket ~ high sellout risk due to price!

Long Cardigan ~ so cute with leggings or jeans

This is my favorite brand of leggings, and I'm excited to try the denim-looking ones. I know these to be really comfy and thick, and also included in the sale.

Essential Leggings ~ high sell out risk because of excellent ratings

Black pants are workplace staples...but I love the sassy little kick flare of this cropped pair.

I've drooled over these pajamas in-store many times...they're insanely soft, but so pricey! With the sale price though, I think they're going on my Santa (in July) list!

Zella is hands-down my favorite brand of lounging exercise wear, and I always add a new piece or two every year during the sale. My favorite pants and jacket are also included in the sale.

Lean Tank ~ everything Zella brand will sell out fast!

Who says loungewear isn't even cuter paired with jeans?!

I've heard nothing but stellar reviews of Natori bras, both from large and small breasted women...and they almost never go on sale!

This one is for my mom...she's a longtime Clinique fan. Considering how amazing she looks, maybe I should consider switching, too! Either you go, Mom!

I'm most excited about the boots and shoes available in this year's sale...I always take advantage of the amazing prices now, then pat myself on the back in the Fall when the prices are back up. Over-the-knee boots have been big for several seasons, and look to be still holding strong. I'm really excited about these, too.

Over-the-Knee Boots ~ love the slim silhouette!

Fringe Sandal ~ sassy & sexy!

These block-heeled sandals are great now, but also perfect for transitioning to early Fall.

Block-heeled Suede Sandal ~ high sell out risk because of price!

These peep-toe booties have been on my wishlist for years...I can't believe they're actually included in the sale! I'm fairly obsessed with this pair, as well.

Perforated Bootie ~ this brand is extremely comfortable!

I resisted rain boots for years thinking I'd hardly ever wear them. Now I can't imagine not owning rainboots....they are my most-worn boot since they come in perfect for Spring showers and Winter snow and ice. 

Hunter Rainboots ~ sure to sell out because of the brand!

I caved last year and invested in my first pair of UGGs....and ohmygosh, my feet have never been so happy!!

UGG Cuff Bootie ~ stylish & cozy!

If I weren't already hooked on my Converse, I'd grab these old-school sneakers for sure!

As for handbags, I have a weakness for cognac crossbodies....and these two caught my eye. As did this stunner.

And lastly, I also use this sale to stock up gifts for the upcoming school year and Christmas. This candle trio is one of my favorites...I gift it as a set, or break them up as three individual smaller gifts.

This is just a drop in the big ol' Christmas in July bucket....there are tons more sale items available online for cardholders here. And for the non-cardholders, the sale goes live to the public later next week.

Come back tomorrow for a huge Dressing Room Diaries, reviewing many of these items, and lots more (including some things not in The Sale for you non-cardholders). I have a feeling it will include these boots, and this drapey cardigan, and likely this dress that's priced to steal! And we haven't even talked about jewelry these Kate Spade studs for only $20 (hello, perfect teacher gift!), and all this Kendra Scott!

In the meantime, I've updated the Sugarplum Picks page to include my top sale finds, along with my current season favorites that make frequent appearances in my daily outfits. I'll update it frequently, and you can find it anytime in my sidebar. So who's shopping the pre-sale with me? What'd you get? I'd love to hear what you're finding and loving! Happy shopping, lovebugs!



  1. Love seeing the fall stuff. But, it's back to school time for 5 kids, so this girl isn't getting anything new for awhile!!

  2. The leggings got me! I signed up for the debit card and ordered 2 pairs!
    - Libby

  3. Always such an exciting sale! I ordered a few things!!

  4. OMG....soo many great shopping finger is itching now...cant wait until my lunch break! LOL! Those Vince Camuto booties...I DIE!!

    1. I ordered those in khaki. But I almost got the gray, too!!!

  5. I'm totally with you on the designer denim! That first poncho would make a great Christmas gift!

  6. I love the striped sweater but the link doesn't work. By chance do you know the supplier?

  7. I love the striped sweater but the link doesn't work. By chance do you know the supplier?


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