Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well almost…Nordstrom Anniversary sale is literally right around the corner and would we even be friends if we didn’t talk about it and prepare for it together?!

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First things first, WHAT”S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY SALE?

Yes, my shopaholic self (yes, I said it!) talks about sales all the time but what makes the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale the mothership of all sales is that unlike regular sales where they are marking down “old” product, the Nordy’s Anniversary Sale gives us major markdowns on BRAND NEW products guys! And when I say major markdowns I’m talking about upwards of 70% off on brands like Vince Camuto, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Adidas, Nike, Free People, Topshop and so many more! I mean yes it might seem crazy purchasing pre Fall and Winter items in the middle of summer, but if you are wanting a new pair of boots or know that your going to need a new coat and some denim this Fall, you want to take advantage of the anniversary sale.

WHEN DOES THE SALE START?

  • July 11th- Level 4 card members get to pre-shop the sale (in stores only)
  • July 12th- early access starts
  • July 20th- sale opens to the public
  • August 5th- sale ends and all items go back up to full price on August 6th

HOW TO SHOP SMARTER:

I don’t want you to spend all of that hard earned money on things you won’t wear so here are some tips on shopping the anniversary sale:

  • Nordstrom Rewards Membership– If you want early access to shop the sale, you need to have a Nordstrom credit or debit card. If signing up for another credit card doesn’t sound appealing to you, don’t worry! I feel you! You can get the Nordstrom debit card to gain early early access. This card is linked to your checking account and still gives you the early access perks the Nordstrom credit card gets you!
  • Scan Your Wardrobe & Make A Shopping List– The best way to keep yourself from buyers remorse is to know what items you need in your closet. It’s easy to get caught up in a sale so taking note of what you actually need is the best thing to do. You’ll actually walk out of the store with purchases you feel good about rather than buying 4 purses when you actually needed a leather jacket, boots or new denim.

ITEMS TO WATCH FOR:

Items to watch for is different for everyone, but I would recommend taking advantage of the great basic items like denim, shoes, coats, etc. that you know you will need for Fall and get a lot of wear out of them.  Also, beauty items. These brands are very rarely on sale so snag them up at a discounted price when you can!

As you all know I just finished up my No Shop June challenge so I spent a lot of time scanning my closet and making a list of things I really needed. Here are the top 5 categories I will be shopping during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

1- Work Wear

2- Activewear

3- Shoes

4- Denim

5- Baby’s Clothes (because duh!)

 You can check out the rest of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog here.

We will actually be out of town the first day of early access (so sad!) but I will be adding my first round of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks here so be sure to check back in! Once those orders start arriving I’ll be adding and updating my favorite sale finds here on the blog and Instagram @style_lynn.

Also, be sure to check out Monday’s post here for a chance to win a Nordstrom gift card!

As always, thank you all so much for shopping my links and supporting this little blog of mine! I appreciate you!! Let me know if you guys have any questions!

xo, Roselyn

 

8 Unwritten Office Rules

Happy Tuesday beauties!

This past weekend was a bit busy with work events and I was out of the office for a work/charity golf tournament yesterday so I apologize for the day late post! Today I am sharing another great work wear look plus 8 office rules that aren’t exactly written in your employee handbook but should definitely be followed!

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Outfit Details: Dress: Loft | Heels: DSW | Handbag: Mine is so old but linking similar one from Sole Society | Sunglasses: Quay

8 Unwritten Office Rules

1- Use your inside voice – There is nothing more distracting than overhearing someone’s every phone call conversation. Be aware of your inside voice. Everyone doesn’t need to what you are ordering for lunch that day.

2- Clean up after yourself in the office kitchen or break room – I always hear people saying “I wonder what their house looks like if they leave a mess like this here”. Well, honestly that person’s house probably looks fine because they probably clean up after themselves at home! Clean up after yourself likes it’s your own kitchen. Just because a cleaning service comes to clean your office daily or even weekly doesn’t mean you leave your splattered soup all over the microwave. C’mon people, we are adults.

3- Silence your cell phone or at least have it on a low volume ringer– Look, I have a special place in my heart when I hear someone’s ringtone and it’s a song that I love but not everyone wants to hear “Call Me Maybe” every time you get a phone call. Be respectful of the shared office space

4- If you set up a meeting be cognizant of everyone’s time and the topic at hand – Draft and think about your talking points. Do you really need a full hour or can it be shortened to 30 minutes? Everyone is busy so just be sure you are sensitive to everyone’s valuable time.

5- Don’t take food out of the fridge that isn’t yours– why is this a thing at every office? And who are you food thief? I’ve actually had this happen to me and it’s the strangest thing! First of all it’s rude. Secondly, you don’t know if that person is sick or anything like that. Just don’t do this.

6- Keep your space clean– Whether you are in a cubicle or an office, no one wants to see a messy work space. It also may give people a bad impression of you as not only a messy but unorganized employee.

7- What you wear matters – This is so important you guys. First impressions are lasting impressions. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to look put together and clean. I try to share a lot of affordable work wear options here on the blog because dressing appropriately and professionally for work is so important. Dress codes vary from industry to industry so check out what your colleagues are wearing and take a cue from people you look up to.

8- Don’t hover over someone’s desk or stare at their computer screen when talking to them. – Helllooo nosey rosie! Even if you can’t read what is on their computer screen, it still makes you look nosey.

I know some of these unwritten rules seem silly to some but you’d be surprised how many times I wish I could just print and post this up at each of the offices I have worked at. Just a friendly reminder to not be that person 🙂

xo, Roselyn

 

 

 

Business On Top Party On Bottom: Blazer & Short Set

Happy hump day friends!

Business on top, party on the bottom with this blazer set 🙂 You all know I love a good blazer so pairing it with some shorts for summer is no surprise! I was bummed when this set sold out quickly after I shared it the first time but excited to share it with you today because I found an almost identical stripe blazer and shorts for a even better price!

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Asos (sold out so linking an almost identical blazer here) | Shorts: Asos and $19 option here | Cami: Express | Heels: Steve Madden | Purse: Fossil | Sunglasses: Quay | Lipstick:

Don’t tell baby Weaver I went to Kemah Boardwalk without him, lol. I can’t wait to take him back with us this summer. Did know that starting in June Kemah Boardwalk has a “rock the dock” event every Thursday evening and a firework show every Friday? He’s going to looooove that! Actually I hope he loves the fireworks. That is questionable. I was deathly afraid of them when I was little.

Okay, back to this set. So cute right?! Stripes are such a great classic print and both the blazer and the shorts are great on their own. I wore the blazer with a tee and skinny jeans and I’ll probably pair these stripe shorts with a cami and sandals. Such effortlessly cute pieces and you can grab them today for cheaper than I bought them for. YOU are winning! My blazer was $68 and I just found the identical option on sale for $24 here. Both pairs of shorts that I linked above are under $30. I am wearing medium in both the blazer and shorts for reference.

I hope you guys are having an amazing week so far. The days are flying by and I can’t believe summer is basically here. What do you guys have planned for the summer?!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

If you liked this post you blazer outfits here and here.

 

 

Top Ten Best Sellers For February

How.is.it.March already?!

These days are flying by you guys but I am so excited for all things March! First of all it’s our son’s birthday month so we are excited to celebrate him basically like everyday 🙂

As promised I am sharing  the top 10 selling items from the blog in the month of February.

Polka Dot And Pearl Mini Tea Dress | This is such a classic dress and I love the pearl detail. If you haven’t purchased it yet, I recommend sizing up one size!

 

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Skip Hop Simply Chic Diaper Bag | This backpack is soooo stinkin’ cute! So cute that my girlfriend text me the other day to ask me where I got it because she wanted one. P.S. she’s not a mama 🙂

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Pearl Adorned Anorak | Such a great lightweight jacket and I love it for traveling because it is easy to pack and throw on! And it has pearls!

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  T3 Convertible Styling Wand | This made the top 10 sellers last month too! So glad to hear you guys think it is worth the splurge too!

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Faux Gucci Belt | I shared this on Monday’s post and it is so dang good girls! It is very hard to tell the difference between the real and this dupe. So glad you guys aren’t hating on the faux designer look because you are buying them up like crazy. I’m typically not a faux designer gal but this one was too good to pass up!

Adidas T-Shirt Dress | The perfect throw on and go on dress! And you can buy this outfit and match your mini, duh 🙂

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Articles of Society Denim | I don’t have many non distressed denim but I do scour Nordstrom for them every once in a while for the office. These fit so great and run tru to size.

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Marc Fisher Wedges | Definitely a must have shoe for Spring. These adorable ones come in 9 color ways and run true to size.

Studded Strappy Heels | So happy to hear you all love shoes as much as I do 🙂 These are so cute and somewhat of a Valentino dupe as well!

Levi’s Baby Jeans | Eek, clearly you all agree that all things baby are so cute! These Levi’s are only $20 and this is my favorite retailer to shop for his clothes!

Check out January’s Best Sellers here.

xo, Roselyn

4 Year Wedding Anniversary – Silk Gift Ideas

Happy hump day friends!

If you were wondering what the heck we were doing in Atlanta two weekends ago, we were actually celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary! Every year we pick a state that we have never been to and we go celebrate there! It’s such a fun tradition because it typically takes us to a place we probably wouldn’t have gone otherwise. This long weekend of celebrating/exploring is supposed to be our gift to eachother but if you have been following me for some time now, you know that I love buying people gifts so naturally I always surprise Brandon with just a little something extra each year!

On our first anniversary I started using the traditional anniversary gift calendar to get creative on what to get Brandon every month. Year 4 is silk and it ended up being my favorite because I got to incorporate our little guy!

Brandon wears ties all the time so I decided to buy some silk fabric to get some custom ties made for him and matching bow ties for our son! Omg, I thought that was the cutest idea ever…until I saw how much silk was LOL. Anyway, I still bought it and our alterations place actually made them for me! She was like “this is going to be really expensive, you should try buying them already made”. Well one, I was having the hardest time finding a tie and bow tie set. It was either 2 bow ties for Dad and son or 2 reg ties for Dad and son. Brandon won’t wear a bow tie and baby looks so cute in them so having them custom made is what I decided to do. How cute are these?!

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I want to get a matching scarf made now because I’m jelly LOL. I’ll let my bank account recover first!

If your 4 year wedding anniversary is approaching, I am linking some other fun silk gift ideas below!

Sleep Mask – Gift a sleep mask, make your spouse breakfast in bed and tell them they can sleep in.

Silk robe- Gift a silk robe with a spa day scheduled!

Silk Pillow Cases & Sheets- He may not appreciate what a silk pillow case does for your hair and skin but I’m sure you can think of a way to get him excited about silk sheets!

Clothing- Buy each other clothing like one of these ties for him or a silk dress for her and enjoy each other at a nice dinner.

xo, Roselyn

Star Print Sweater + 3 New Houston Restaurants You Need To Try

Haaappppy Friday!

So I haven’t published a post since Monday and that feels like a lifetime! Work has been really busy this week and I’m just trying to catch up on all the things! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I wanted to pop on today and give my Houston friends 3 new eateries you totally need to try and also talk about another adorable look with Amaryllis!

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Top Ten Best Sellers For January

Happy February friends! Holy smokes, can you believe how fast we got here? So insane!

Today I am sharing ten items that you all really loved last month. As you guys know, about 90% of the time I use Like To Know It links. This is how I get credit for what you guys purchase but most importantly this helps me analyze what you guys really like seeing. I can see how many times a link has been clicked and I can see when items are purchased. This is extremely helpful because aside from you guys telling me I can really see what you are liking, what you are shopping for and what you guys most likely want to see more of. I’ve said this before but I love connecting with you all in this little space of mine because it’s like best girlfriend’s talking all of their favorite things and making sure we don’t miss out on a any deals!

I plan on sharing this recap with you all every month and I’m really excited! I hope you enjoy it!

So let’s get to it! Here are the top 10 selling items from the blog this month.

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Adidas Swift Sneaker | SO comfortable and SO cute. I bought 3 pairs so I am not surprised that you guys loved them just as much! Size at least 1/2 a size down because they run big.

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Electric Yoga Motorcycle Pants | You guys sold these out in grey but the black is still available in XS, S, & M. These run true to size.

Topshop Funnel Neck Sweater | This fits true to size and I love the diagonal stripe detail.

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Quay Aviators | Girl, you know I wear these all the time so I am happy to see that you guys like them as much as I do.

 

T3 Convertible Styling Wand | Worth the splurge! I have never gotten so many compliments on my hair until I started using this wand!

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Dr. Brandt No More Baggage | Game changer! And apparently you mamas are sleeped deprived too 🙂

H&M Pleated Dress | Such a great dress at a great price! Runs true to size and looks great belted too.

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Vince Camuto Blazer | Hands down, the best classic blazer and you all know I love a good blazer.

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Old Navy High Rise Leggings | Cute workout gear always gets me motivated and I love that you guys were buying all the cute active wear in January like I was!

Boohoo Wide Leg Polka Dot Culotte Pants | OMG, these are so cute and I can’t wait to see them on you guys! If you haven’t ordered yours yet, definitely size up in these pants. I would recommend ordering a size bigger and two sizes bigger to try on. They run really small. You can always return what doesn’t work.

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I really love seeing what you guys are liking and I really hope this post was helpful. Pleeeeaaase let me know if you guys have any questions!

xo, Roselyn

Polka Dot Pearl Dress + $500 Nordstrom Giveaway

“Surround yourself with pizza, not negativity”. 🙂

I saw that on Instagram and laughed so hard. Totally what I needed after our not so fun Monday!

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