Happiest of Fridays, friends! I hope you had a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast, because it’s about to get serious around here! Today marks opening day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (the last week has been just for cardholders). For the handful of men readers out there, this is basically the equivalent of the NBA and NFL Drafts…on Super Bowl Sunday. Get my drift? It’s BIG.
And lucky for you, I’ve got a Kardashian-sized Dressing Room Diaries today, featuring tons of my favorite finds from the sale. You guys seem to like the occasional dressing room snaps I post on InstaGram using #HSPDressingRoomDiaries, so I thought it’d be fun to expand it for the blog.
The shots aren’t good, the lighting is bad, my hair is usually past it’s expiration, and many of the items aren’t a good fit for me…but it’s real life, real girl, real clothes…and hopefully helpful for you to see them this way, instead of perfectly styled on a model. I even drug Mr. SP with me for one of the trips (yes, there were many!). Let’s get after it, shall we?
Sidenote: The shoes and jewelry I’m wearing in these pics just happen to be what I had on that day, not necessarily what I’d pair with the outfits.
Side note to the sidenote: Everything fits true-to-size unless I indicate otherwise.
The biggest surprise by far is this shirt. I didn’t think too much about it when I ordered it, or have high expectations…afterall, it’s just a white button-down…but wowza is it the perfect, casual, white button-down. It’s got kind of a sexy, laid-back look, and feels like heaven. I didn’t try the other colors on, but the white was by far my favorite. The jeans are so soft they don’t even feel like jeans, and you don’t need me to talk about the boots. #perfection #getthem #trustme
Tip: Size down one in the jeans.
Picture these moto pants with booties, and you’ve got my new Fall uniform.
Tip: I sized up one in the pants, but ordered my usual size for comparison, too. I’ll let you know when they arrive. But these pants sold-out in pre-sale, so if they restock, you might want to scoop them up!
This top is really cute and flattering…and comes in 3 great patterns (there’s a fourth pattern, but I didn’t love it). The only reason I didn’t get it is because I couldn’t choose between the three.
Tip: Size up one…even if you’re small-chested.
There’s something so chic about a v-neck and dark jeans. This one is really soft, well-made, and a great price point. This brand of jeans is new to me, but the salesperson raved about them and said they are one of the most popular. Who am I to argue with the masses…so I tried them. And loved them! They have good hold-it-all-in-powers, and are a bit higher on the waist (no muffin-top!), but without giving me the dreaded bootie-gap. (That space between you and the jeans.) I’m wearing them in each of the three pics above, too.
Tip: Size up one in the sweater for a relaxed fit like I’m wearing.
I have more to show you, but I’m sick to death of myself, so that’s enough for today. And apparently I have a nasty habit of standing on my toes when taking mirror selfies…that’s not annoying! #sarcasm So what are your favorites? Happy weekend, lovebugs!