nordstrom anniversary sale try-on

**8 new outfits shared at the end of this post!
Oh my goodness, where to start?! It’s been a whirlwind of a day (the past two days, really) and I fully intended to do a massive try-on at my local Nordstrom yesterday for the Anniversary Sale. You guys know that this is the biggest sale of the year as far as Nordstrom shoppers are concerned and I always try to cover it as best I can. I want to be a resource for y’all in case you’re shopping the sale either Early Access for card holders or Public Access on July 19th. Anyway, my local Nordstrom at The Woodlands Mall wouldn’t let me try on yesterday when I had a babysitter so today, the boys got to go with Mommy for a fast and furious try-on session. I think y’all will get a kick out of their shenanigans and please don’t feel too sorry for them- we were in the dressing room for all of 15 minutes and they were both rewarded with a toy and Chick Fil A afterwards. I didn’t even get around to looking at shoes, bags, or accessories, but I did find some clothing items that I loved and brought home (most all of what you’ll see below). I plan to get to Nordstrom again before the sale opens to the public in a week, so check back when I update this post for lots of new finds!


LOVED this sweater (size small). It’s $38, not itchy at all, and the prettiest shade of pink (but also comes in more color options). I was also so excited to see that the popular Free People “holey” jeans are part of the sale. They’re marked down to $51, have great stretch, and run one size small (I’m in a 26). Also wanted to link these necklaces because they’re my current favs. Use code BRITT15 to get 15% off the name necklace!


This tee is SO good, y’all. I’m in a size small; it fits a little loose/over-sized which I love. It’s only $15 and comes in 5 color options. I own the black and white striped from 2 years ago and wear it all fall and winter. Stock up on these because they will sell out! Also great for layering under vests, sweater, etc. and great because they’re a little longer in the back.


I fell in love with this tunic sweater right away and knew it would be coming home with me. It’s on sale for just under $50 and the quality is amazing. I’m in a size small and would say it runs true to size. Perfect for wearing with leggings. And speaking of leggings, y’all know by now that I literally live in the Zella Live-In Leggings; they’re the BEST for sucking you in in all the right places while still being super comfortable. They’re on sale for $38 and worth every penny. I’m in a size XS and they run TTS.


Had to pick up a few of these tees because they’re just $11 and so soft! I’m in a size small and could’ve done an XS but I like a little looser fit in tees. I really like how the v-neck isn’t too deep but it’s still nursing friendly. Boonester approves.


I’ve been on the fence about a BLANKNYC moto jacket for years and I’m so glad I took the plunge and bought this one today. For $64 (goes back up to $98 after the sale), it was a no-brainer. It’s so comfortable and will add so much to all my fall and winter outfits. It’s also the perfect lightweight jacket for us Houstonians! I also grabbed this leopard and lace cami that’s $25 and runs TTS (I’m in size small).


This tee is the same as the white one above that’s $11. I brought home this whole outfit because I didn’t want to take it off! The cardigan is cozy and soft, and a great deal at $31. It comes in 4 colors I believe and I also want the rust color. I tried on 3 different cardigans but this was the only one I really loved and also happened to be the most inexpensive. #winning


Obviously I was all about the comfy tees today, but had to share this scoop neck one as well because it’s slightly different than the others in length and neckline. It’s a little on the long side which I like, especially for layering. It’s $15 and runs TTS. Also love the pocket detail on this one.


These jeans…I cannot say enough good things. They’re the Wit & Wisdom “Ab” Solution Jeans which means they have an elastic waistband that’s super comfortable and sucks you in. I’ve owned these jeans for over a month now and can honestly say they’re the most comfortable pair in my closet. I also had to pick up this henley because it’s on sale for $24 and will be great for layering all fall and winter (size small). Also cute just by itself!


When I felt of this top, I knew right away I would wanna live in it. The material is SO buttery soft and it’s perfect for layering over leggings or jeans. The top is on sale for $24 and comes in 5 color options; the striped one is also in my cart. I’m in a size small for reference.


Here’s a look at how this top looks layered with a cozy BLANKNYC jacket. I felt like a teddy bear in this and was ready to head to Aspen. Not quite conducive to current Houston temperatures, but I know I’ll love having this come Christmas-time. I got the size XS in the jacket, it runs TTS.


Another top I had to pick up (in size XS) and some really flattering dark wash jeans (size 24, run TTS). I cuffed the jeans at the bottom because they’re a tiny bit long on my 5’3 frame, but I don’t think most people would need to cuff them. They have a great stretch and are more mid than high rise.


I saw my friend Kylee talk about this North Face Hoodie and had to try it on for myself. I tried on the XS but plan on ordering the small because it was snug on me, so I suggest sizing up one size (especially if you plan to wear a top underneath). It is really cozy and I love the overall look and feel of it.
These hunter jeans are also such a great piece for fall; you can wear them with booties or dress them down with sneakers. So many options and they’re super comfortable with a good stretch. They run TTS.


This Topshop sweater is on sale for $44 and it’s the perfect color for fall. I like it with these green skinny jeans, but there are so many ways you could wear it. I’m in a size small, it does run a little big/oversized.


Grabbed this $18 tank because it’s one of the few things in the Anniversary Sale we Houstonians can actually wear right now without having a heatstroke. It’s super soft and has good length to it. Sadly I just saw it’s only available in size XX-Large online, but I’ll check for restocks for y’all and will update this if it becomes available again. Also you can call your local store and check as my store still had lots of sizes yesterday.


I’d heard several bloggers rave about this $44 Leith cardigan and had to see what the hype was all about. Turns out they were right- it’s the perfect cardigan! Has such a cozy fit, hits at just the right length, and the material isn’t itchy at all. I think I’ll be ordering another color or two. I’m in a size small for reference.

And that’s all I have for y’all today! I do have a lot more in store starting next week. I also will be doing a big denim try-on on Instagram stories tomorrow sharing my favorite jeans of the sale aside from the pair in this post. There are some really good ones that I think y’all will love! Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year? If so, what’s on your list?
xo, Britt

Fourth of July Sales

How is the Fourth of July already tomorrow?! This year is absolutely flying by; it feels like we were just ringing in the New Year and now it’s time for fireworks, BBQ, and all things American. We are happy to be home celebrating the 4th with family so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I wanted to share some great sales going on with you all in case you have a few minutes to do some shopping! I’m grabbing some things for Bear especially since school will be starting before we know it with how fast the summer is going. Hope you all have a special Independence Day full of family, fun, and fireworks!

dress | bag | sandals | sunglasses
photos by Ban Avenue Photography

List of Sales:
Abercrombie & Fitch
50% off throughout the store

American Eagle
All undies 10 for $30

Ann Taylor
50% off your purchase with code JULY

  • Ends 7.3

50% off sale items

All swimwear will be 40% off and select other styles up to 40%

Banana Republic
Sale styles 50% off, women’s styles 40% off, men’s styles 30% off
20% off $50, 25% off $75, 30% off $100

  • 7.3 - 7.7

40-70% off a large selection of items

  • Now through 7.7

Up to 60% off and 10% off full-priced items with code M9C9

50% off everything

Chinese Laundry
50% off your second pair of shoes with code SAVE50

Colleen Rothschild
20% off sitewide with code FIREWORKS

Extra 20% off sale with code FREEDOM

  • Ends 7.7

Choose what you pay sale

Up to 50% off everything

Forever 21
Extra 70% off plus extra 40% off with code EXTRA40

Goodnight Macaroon

  • Extra 40% off flash sale with code JULY40

An additional 20% off sale items

  • 7.4 - 7.5

Extra 50% off sale styles with code BIGGEST

J.Crew Factory
50-70% off everything

Free shipping plus 60% off summer best styles

40% off almost everything else with code HBDUSA

Up to 35-60% off select styles with code FOURTH

  • 7.2 - 7.7

Enjoy 25% off summer must-haves with code FIREWORK

  • Now through 7.8

Up to 40% off sale items

50% off everything

Neiman Marcus
Up to 75% off select women’s styles

Up to 70% off men’s & accessories

Up to 80% off

Nordstrom Rack
Up to 70% off tees, totes, swim, sun and more

Old Navy
Up to 60% off everything

  • Now through 7.7

Pottery Barn
15% off $100 or more, 20% off $500 or more, 25% off $1,000 or more, 30% off $3,000 or more

Free shipping on everything

  • 7.6 only

Quay Australia
15% off sitewide

Saks Fifth Avenue
10% off 1 item, 15% off 2 items, 20% off 3 items with code GETMORE

Serena & Lily
20% off everything with code GOCOASTAL

20% off women’s swimwear with code SWIM

  • Now through 7.4

Tory Burch
Up to 70% off when you take an extra 30% off with code EXTRA30

Online only - summer sale all up to 50% off 

Free shipping with any $35 purchase

  • Ends 7.5

Urban Outfitters
Take an extra 40% off all sale items

Up to 75% off outdoor, lighting, decor and more

West Elm
20% off your entire purchase with code JULY4TH

Williams Sonoma
Up to 75% off Fourth of July week deals: cookware, bakeware, cutlery, electrics, homekeeping and outdoor

Extra 20% off clearance with code JULY

xo, Britt

the best baby cyber monday deals

If you’re into bargains, then you know that Cyber Monday is arguably the best shopping day of the year. Black Friday was really good this year, but Cyber Monday is shaping up to be even better. I pretty much pulled an all-nighter with the exception of an hour or so of sleep because I couldn’t stop searching for deals! I’ve rounded the best of them up HERE, with retailers listed first followed by the very best items (in my opinion!) that will likely sell out.

After much searching, I ended up finding more baby items on sale today than anything. There’s a play gym on sale for $35 (reg. $65), our video monitor is on sale for $76 (reg. $150), and so much more- I’m having to stop myself from staying on the Target website all day. I wanted to share here in case any of you are expecting or know someone who is, have a baby of your own, or just love a good deal! And naturally I had to share a few pictures of my own baby boy…

Boone’s pajamas
my pajamas
photos by Ban Avenue Photography

The best of Cyber Monday…

BALLERINA PLUSH- reg. $17, on sale for $4.49
BABY EINSTEIN PLAY GYM- reg. $65, on sale for $35
WOODEN ACTIVITY CUBE- reg. $110, on sale for $47
VTECH TURN & LEARN DRIVER- reg. $40, on sale for $10
FISHER PRICE 3 IN 1 SMART CAR- reg. $50, on sale for $32

3 PACK CARTERS PAJAMAS- reg. $30, on sale for $14.99
JOGGERS- reg. $13, on sale for $4.49
HOLIDAY PAJAMAS- reg. $20, on sale for $6.99
FOOTED FLEECE PRAM- reg. $38, on sale for $12.99
HOLLY & JOLLY OUTFIT- reg. $17, on sale for $8.50

MOTOROLA VIDEO BABY MONITOR- reg. $150, on sale for $76
CHICCO BRAVO FOR 2 DOUBLE STROLLER- reg. $279, on sale for $238
KATE SPADE DIAPER BAG- reg. $348, on sale for $243
SWADDLE BLANKETS: reg. $29, on sale for $8.24
MILESTONE BABY BLANKET- reg. $29, on sale for $8.24
GRACO SNUGRIDE CARSEAT- reg. $219, on sale for $153
PORTABLE WHITE NOISE SOUND MACHINE- reg. $30, on sale for $25

No better way to beat the Monday blues than some serious shopping :). Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and cheers to a new week!
xo, Britt