Happy Friday + day 2 of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access (if you’re a Nordstrom card holder, if not the sale will open to the public on the 21st). In yesterday’s post I shared my top picks from the whole sale which included a lot of clothes, shoes, workout clothes as well as some beauty and home decor (check out that post here). I have recently started to love shopping for home decor (am I getting old?) even more than clothes and shoes so I was excited with the selection of home stuff on sale. Above are my top picks for home decor in the Nordstrom sale and you can shop them via the + next to each image. I LOVE the bar cart as well as the fuzzy pink pillow + the wall art and rugs.

I also had a lot of people ask me what I have purchased from the sale so far so I am sharing what I got below. I was able to pick up 4 of the items from my local Nordstrom which I will be sharing on my Instagram throughout the weekend (@jenniferxlauren). I did have to have the rest of my order shipped so I will share those when they arrive.

What I Bought!

I hope you guys are enjoying these sale posts and if you have any questions or need help shopping send me an email to jennifer@jenniferxlauren.com.

Shop my top picks via the + icon next to each item above!

Happy day one of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (if you’re a Nordstrom card holder, if not don’t worry you can shop the sale starting the 21st). I am ashamed/proud to say I already have a large cart full of goodies waiting to checkout. There are SO MANY good things on sale from clothes to shoes to beauty and home decor. Above are my top picks and some of the things I am checking out with. These are also the things I think will sell out the fastest.

I plan to share what I am purchasing plus my top beauty and home decor picks as the sale progresses so stay tuned for that! You can also shop ALL of my Nordstrom Sale Picks at the very top of my website under the Nordstrom Sale Picks tab.

As always if you have any questions about the sale feel OR if you just want advice on a certain item – I’m your girl! Shoot me an email to jennifer@jenniferxlauren.com. Happy shopping!

Dress – For Love and Lemons

The above photo is an actual shot of me running to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! 🙂

But on a serious note – the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my form of Black Friday but 100x better because the sale actually includes things I want/need. If you’ve never shopped the upcoming NSale before or you don’t understand what all the hype is about don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! I’m here to share my insights about the sale and why it truly is a must shop sale. I also plan to share my favorite sale picks in upcoming posts later this week so stay tuned for that!

What Is the NSale and Why Should I Shop It?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or NSale is the sale of all sales. Why? Because most of the time retailers are putting items on sale that they are looking to get rid of. That’s not the case for the NSale. This sale includes new inventory for the fall/winter and is NOT the items Nordstrom is looking to get rid of. These are NEW items that are only marked down for the time limit of the sale and then they go back up to full price for the remainder of the season.

If you’re needing new designer jeans (or just want to splurge on some because hey they’re finally discounted) this sale is the time to shop them. Need some new boots for the fall/winter? Shop them during this sale! Always wanted a nice designer handbag but you haven’t been able to bite the bullet on the price tag? Buy that bag during this sale and save some $$! I promise you, you do not want to miss this one.

When Does This Sale Start?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public July 21st – August 6th. If you are a Nordstrom card holder you get EARLY ACCESS starting this Thursday July 13th. The best things tend to go early (duh) so if you are a card holder be sure to take advantage of those 8 days where you get first pick! All of the sale items go back to full price on August 7th.

You can shop the sale both online and in store. I prefer to shop online and do in store pickup if the item I am shopping for is available at my local Nordstrom.

If you want early access and do not have the Nordstrom card yet you can still sign up > here < I did it just to have access to the sale. You know I can’t miss out on the early deals!

What Should I Buy?

I personally recommend investing in those items that you’ve had your eye on that are now on sale OR those splurge items you wouldn’t normally want to pay full price for. Last year I bought a pair of jeans, some shoes, some workout clothes + I got Bryson a whole new update on his wardrobe. He got everything from jeans, to shoes to Calvin Klein underwear and a Topman bomber jacket. So maybe you don’t really need anything (who are you kidding?) but maybe your spouse or kid needs a wardrobe update. Perfect time to do this!

The items that go fastest are the shoes, bags and jeans so if you’re in need of one of those definitely shop them first. I plan to break down my favorite from each category late this week so stay tuned for that OR if you need personal shopping help send me an email to jennifer@jenniferxlauren.com and I would be happy to help pick some goodies for you!

I hope this information has got you excited for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and as always if you have any questions feel free to email me! Don’t forget EARLY ACCESS starts this Thursday the 13th if you have the Nordstrom card. Stay tuned for my favorite sale picks coming in the upcoming posts later this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Hat – Forever 21 | Top – Rails | Shorts – One Teaspoon | Shoes – Converse

This year has been my busiest year ever for travel. I have been in and out of the airports at least once a month this entire year going mainly from California to Texas and up to Michigan. Now that might not be a big deal to some but for me that’s a lot of traveling. All this flying and travel has helped me master not only tips on how to fall asleep on a plane (I used to be too nervous to even sit still) but more importantly how to pack and stay organized on trips. I thought I would share my top 5 travel tips with you guys today!

5 Tips for Travel

  1. Pack in outfits – This tip is a big one for me. I used to be that girl who just threw in my favorite pieces from my closet in hopes to make outfits when I got to wherever I was headed. Now I have learned to only pack in outfits (with a few additional loose items if needed) to avoid over packing and to make life easier on the go. I will usually try my outfits on before I pack them to ensure I have everything I need for that look from strapless bras to the right pair of shoes. Once the outfit is together I pack it close together in my suitcase.
  2. Roll your clothes – Some of you might be familiar with this tip but if you aren’t this is a huge space saver and anti-wrinkle trick for ya! Roll all the items you can in your suitcase into a small hotdog shape and pile the rolled clothes together like logs in your suitcase. This helps big time with space but I’ve also found it helps keep some items from getting wrinkled as easily. Try it once and you will never be folding clothes into a suitcase again.
  3. Bring a steamer – My $35 Conair steamer is a life saver and I do not travel anywhere without it. Its a handheld and easy to pack steamer that can literally make any clothing item look fresh and ironed. I have had 2 of these steamers over the course of the last 4 years and I use them nonstop. Even if I am going somewhere for the night or the weekend I throw this baby in my bag because there is always that one top or dress that you wish you could steam the wrinkles out of. I swear by this steamer and have turned so many people onto it.
  4. Unpack when you get there – No matter if I am going to a hotel or an Airbnb I always utilize the closets and the drawers in our room. This helps me space out what I brought so when I go to get ready I can see what I brought instead of trying to dig through my suitcase and remember what outfits and such I have. I HATE living out of a suitcase so I always try to unpack as much as possible wherever I am to help me feel more organized.
  5. Know your trip – This might sound like a “duh” tip but it really helps me. I try to plan out as much as possible before going on the trip so I know what I will need while I am away. Check the weather so you know what kind of clothes to pack. Try to plan activities or get a good idea of what you will be doing before you leave so you know what kind of shoes, ect you will need. If you know you’re going to Disneyland for example you will know to pack some comfy shoes and your Minnie Mouse ears!

I hope these tips helped you! If you have any good travel tips for me send them on over. Thanks for stopping by and shop my look below.

Top – SheIn | Shorts – H&M | Flats – Miu Miu | Bag – Etsy

 Top – Wildfox | Shorts – One Teaspoon | Sandals – Target | Bag – Etsy | Earrings – Rosemarie

Sunglasses – Quay | Tank – Topshop | Skirt – Zara | Sandals – Birkenstock | Bag – Chanel

Leggings – Zella | Shoes – Nike | Bag – YSL

Sunglasses – Quay | Leggings – Zella | Shoes – Nike | Bag – YSL

Top – SheIn | Shorts – H&M | Flats – Miu Miu | Bag – Etsy

Sunglasses – Rayban | Top – Zara | Skirt – Topshop | Slides – Gucci | Belt – Gucci

Bag – Gucci | Card holder – YSL

Top – ASOS | Jeans – Zara | Shoes – Miu Miu | Bag – YSL

Romper – Forever 21 | Shoes – Converse

Top – Forever 21 | Shorts – Levi | Shoes – Chanel | Bag – Gucci

Bag – Gucci | Sunglasses – Quay

Jacket – Nordstrom | Skirt – Auguste | Shoes – Converse | Bag – Gucci

 I cannot believe it’s officially summer and the 4th of July is already next week. Does anyone else feel like 2017 is seriously flying by? Today I wanted to share an Instagram round up from the past month + my travels lately. I have really been loving easy quick styles like rompers and dresses as well as colorful cute picks. This top from SheIn is one of my favorite go tos and its under $19. I also really love how easy this Auguste skirt is to style. Both of these have been on repeat lately!

Shop my current favorite styles + similar picks below –