nordstrom anniversary sale picks

It's no secret that I love a good sale. But then again, who doesn't? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most exciting times of year for the fashion-obsessed; Nordstrom marks down all of their fall clothing for a limited time and everything sells out crazy fast so you have to snatch it quickly! The sale has already been open to store cardholders for the past week, but it opens up at midnight tonight for those of us sans-card. My cart is already stocked full and I'm counting down the hours until I can press "purchase". 

I wanted to share with y'all what I'm getting this year in case you're shopping the sale, too. Some of these pieces I already own and love, and others I've tried on in store to make sure the fit is right. If you haven't ordered with Nordstrom before and don't have one locally, no worries! They have the absolute best customer service and exchanges are really easy. Plus shipping is free! Happy shopping. :)

CLOTHING

1. Lush V-Neck Crepe Blouse- Reg. $42, Sale $27
2. AG Ankle Leggings- Reg. $225, Sale $149
3. Wayf Lace-Up Shirtdress- Reg. $68, Sale $44
4. Vigoss 'Chelsea' Destroyed Skinny Jeans- Reg. $68, Sale $44
5. Madison & Berkeley Side Slit Turtleneck Tunic- Reg. $48, Sale $31
6. Everly Cold Shoulder Swing Dress- Reg. $46, Sale $29

JACKETS

1. *The jacket pictured sold out so I'm linking a similar one: Steve Madden Side Zip Bomber Jacket- Reg. $59, Sale $44
2. BP. Cargo Anorak Jacket- Reg. $68, Sale $44
3. cupcakes and cashmere 'Breck' Faux Leather Moto Jacket- Reg. $145, Sale $96
4. BLANKNYC 'Easy Rider' Faux Leather Moto Jacket- Reg. $98, Sale $64
5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Detachable Hood Stand Collar Jacket- Reg. $180, Sale $89
6. BLANKNYC 'All or Nothing' Knit Drape Faux Leather Jacket- Reg. $98, Sale $64

SHOES

1. Treasure&Bond 'Winsor' Block Heel Bootie- Reg. $120, Sale $80
2. Ivanka Trump 'Luci' Over the Knee Boot- Reg. $180, Sale $120
3. Halogen 'Owen' Pointy Toe Ghillie FlatReg. $89, Sale $59
4. Tory Burch 'Ashlynn' Riding Boot- Reg. $495, Sale $299
5. Nike 'Free TR Fit 6' Training Shoe- Reg. $100, Sale $74

BAGS & ACCESSORIES

1. BP. Plaid Square Scarf- Reg. $29, Sale $18
2. Kendra Scott 'Rae' Pendant Necklace- Reg. $75, Sale $49
3. BP. Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag- Reg. $45, Sale $29
4. kate spade new york 'forever' crystal wrist cuff- Reg. $78, Sale $49
5. Tory Burch 52mm Retro Sunglasses- Reg. $165, Sale $109
6. kate spade new york 'spencer court - rae' leather wristlet wallet- Reg. $168, Sale $111
7. Vince Camuto 'Abril' Leather Shoulder Bag- Reg. $228, Sale $149
8. Sole Society 'Cassidy' Faux Leather Duffel Bag- Reg. $69, Sale $45
9. Tory Burch Mini Leather Crossbody Bag- Reg. $350, Sale $233


Is it midnight yet?! It feels like Christmas, except without all the yummy food and festive music. Oh, and I'm buying my own presents.
xo, Britt

peanut butter cookie brownies

I originally had a different post planned for today but I started writing a ridiculously long story that I ran out of time to finish so here we are. Hopefully you aren't too disappointed because these "brookies" are way better than the outfit I was gonna post, anyway. 

Think peanut butter cookie meets brownie stuffed with peanut butter & chocolate chips. Fudgy, rich, and the perfect mix of chocolatey peanut butter goodness.

I used a box mix for the brownies because I'm lazy like that, but you could totally use your favorite homemade brownie recipe (if you're an overachiever like that). I prefer the Betty Crocker brownie mixes, especially the Supreme Chocolate Chunk which I used for this recipe. And then added extra chocolate chunks. Because clearly, I have a problem.

The peanut butter cookies clearly steal the show and are what makes this recipe so delicious. You've probably seen brookies made with chocolate chip cookies, but it's high time peanut butter cookies started getting more credit. They have a more chalky consistency compared to chocolate chip cookies, which actually works better when mixed with the fudginess of brownies. If Reese's Peanut Butter Cups could come in brownie form, this would be it.

Have I convinced you to make them yet? Really I just want someone else to get caught eating out of the pan with a fork at 3am so I won't be alone in my pathetic embarrassment. Please tell me some of you have woken up hungry during the middle of the night, only to remember a yummy treat in the kitchen? Then tiptoed out to devour it? I'd go into the whole feeling sick & guilty the next morning thing but that kind of ruins the story. Also Zach really needs to stop being such a light sleeper. It's so much better before someone sneaks up on you and ruins the gluttonous moment.

Ingredients:
-1 box brownie mix (and ingredients on box)
-1 pkg. peanut butter cookie mix (snack size)
-1 pkg. peanut butter & chocolate chips (1-2 cups)

Directions:
1. Prepare brownies as directed on the box. Stir in 1 cup of peanut butter & chocolate chips. Pour into pan. 
2. Prepare peanut butter cookie dough as directed on package. Once ready, spoon out 1 inch balls and drop evenly onto brownie batter in pan. You should have 4 rows of 3 cookie balls.
3. Sprinkle additional peanut butter & chocolate chips on top of mixture and bake as stated on brownie box.

Happy Hump Day, friends! This week is flying by and we're already excited for the weekend over here. Friday can't come soon enough!
xo, Britt