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

 

Floral Print Pant Suit + $600 Nordstrom Giveaway

Happy Monday! I know it’s Monday but it’s a bit of a short week so you gotta be happy about that! Plus some blogger gals and I are partnering up to give one lucky winner a $600 Nordstrom gift card!

Giveaway entry and details are at the end of the post!

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Outfit Details: Blazer: Zara (sold out but exact dupe can be found here) | Pants: Zara | Cami: Express (the one I wear all the time) | Heels: DSW | Sunglasses: Quay Australia | Handbag: Nordstrom (similar)

Ummmm, can you talk about this fabulous suit?! I know it’s super extra but OMG I can’t get enough of it. It’s so cute paired together but I also wore the pants with  basic white cami and if you recall I paired the blazer with some denim shorts in my “How To Wear A Blazer In The Summer” post here.

I am so sorry that it took me so long to share the set here because the pants are now only available in one size and the blazer is completely sold out at Zara but still 3 pieces of good news for you! 1) I found the exact blazer here for the fraction of the price. 2) Zara is having a major sale on summer stuff 3) I also found a bunch of other affordable matching top and pant sets that will totally make you feel like a #girlboss.

P.S. If you are going to wear the yellow set to the office, it would be super cute with a button down white blouse underneath. Just FYI. Don’t be strutting into the office with that crop top saying Roselyn sent you, haha!

Wishing you all an amazing week!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

$600 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Just in time for this Summer’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $600 Nordstrom Gift Card!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below.
The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until end-of-day 7/12 at 12AM EST.

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

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Top Ten Best Sellers For June

Happy first day of July!

It is currently 1am on Sunday morning and I am writing this post because tomorrow is going to be a busy one! Also, I just turned the TV on and Poetic Justice is on! I haven’t seen this movie in forever. Holy smokes Janet Jackson was a baby and can we talk about how Tupac never aged? Okay, okay. We’ll talk about that after we talk about the top ten best selling items for the blog in June!

Zella High Waist Crop Leggings | Zella is seriously one of my top favorite legging brands for working out! They are so flattering, hold everything in and consistently come out with new prints and colors! I wear a medium in this brand.

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Floral Print Jumpsuit | Such a cute jumpsuit and only $25! I wore this to a Kendra Scott event and got so many compliments. I’d also wear this everyday with a fun straw hat. I am wearing a medium for reference and if you are tall the length will be so perfect as is. If you are a shorty like me (under 5’4″) than you’ll need to have it hemmed.

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Loft T-Shirt Dress | I posted this dress on the blog Friday and a few times on Instagram. So glad to see you guys are loving it as much as I am! I am wearing a medium.

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Palm Print Kimono | Kimonos are all the rage for summer and this palm print is a must have!

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ASOS Drape Front Dress | I love this dress for work and play! Wearing a size 6.

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Silver Platform Sandals | This is literally the TOP seller for the month! So crazy! I didn’t know if you guys were going to like my Payless share but you DID! These ones are so cute, trendy, comfortable and who can resist that price for shoes?! I got my normal size 7.

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Gingham Tie Waist Shirtdress | I love this dress! Clearly! I wore this dress at least 3 times during my no shop June! I am wearing a size 4 for reference.

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Heart Sunglasses | If you haven’t noticed, heart sunglasses and small lens sunglasses are trending like crazy! There are so many designers doing this style but I could not justify spending hundreds of dollars on such a trendy item! This Amazon find is just as cute!

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High Neck Tank | If you haven’t noticed I have these in like 2 colors! Such a great everyday tank and the lightweight fabric is perfect for summer heat. I am wearing a size medium.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye | Not surprised! Hands down the best under eye concealer!

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Okay, BRB I’m crying! I forgot how sad this movie it!

xo, Roselyn

 

Weekend Momiform

Happy Friday loves!

This mama is tiiiiiiirreeed! My coffee needs coffee today! Nonetheless it is Friday so I’m excited! It’s no secret that I love to get dressed up but let’s be honest, these days I either have to get ready when our little guy is sleeping or get ready in less than 10 minutes all while reading Brown Bear Brown Bear over and over so he sits in one spot while I get ready LOL.

T shirt dresses to the rescue! Cute, comfortable, easy to wash and so many ways to style. Dubbing this look my #momiform.

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Outfit Details: T Shirt Dress: Loft | Denim Jacket: Forever 21 | Shoes: Payless | Handbag: Francesca’s (sold out but similar here) | Sunglasses: Quay Australia

I am wearing a medium in this dress but it’s currently only available in select sizes so I’ll link more options for you below. A denim jacket tied around the waist or over the shoulders is such an easy way to style a basic t shirt dress. It says “I actually put some thought into this outfit” but it may really be hiding your sons melted chocolate bar that you accidentally sat on. 🙂

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My no shop June challenge ends on Saturday at midnight (but who’s counting?) so I have a list of a few things I need to buy! 🙂 It’s been tough but I actually learned a lot from it so I’m going to be sharing that all with you guys soon! Aside from a little shopping lol I think I am going to take our little guy to his first toddler gym class tomorrow! I don’t even know what it’s officially called but I’ll keep you posted, haha! Then we have a friend’s first birthday celebration and then Sunday a lunch/work date with friends. Ahhh….that coffee that needed coffee now needs coffee, haha! What are you guys up to this weekend?!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

8 Unique Ideas For Your Next Girl’s Night Out

8 Unique Ideas For Your Next Girl’s Night Out

We all know this gal loves a good cocktail night with her best friends but sometimes it’s fun to change it up! I’m so happy our friend Alice got us together a few weeks ago for a 70’s themed skating rink party! We all had such a blast and it inspired to share some unique ideas for your next girls day or night out!

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My Outfit Details: Coca Cola Bathing Suit: Forever 21 | Denim Skirt: Forever 21 | Socks: Forever 21 | Heart Sunglasses: Amazon

8 Unique Ideas For Your Next Girl’s Day or Night Out!

  1. Cooking Class – Such a fun way to get together and learn a new recipe too!
  2. Try A New Workout Class Together – Get your fitness on with your best friends.
  3. Go To A Skating Rink – honestly at this age, the skating rink is a bit of a workout too LOL but so much fun!
  4. Host An International Potluck – This is a fun idea not only for girl’s night but for a family get together! Have everyone bring a dish that represents their cultural background.
  5. Volunteer – There’s so many ways to volunteer in every city. What better way to spend a day with the people you love all while contributing to a great cause!
  6. Have a Craft Night – Get your gal pals together for a Pinterest inspired craft night!
  7. Go To A Comedy Club – Laughter is good for the soul! And girls night out is so needed by mama’s everywhere!
  8. Spa Day – Who doesn’t love a good spa day! Get your girl’s together for a makeup free spa day and lunch date!

Okay now I gotta go coordinate calendars with my girlfriend’s and see when we can make these happen LOL! What are some fun things you like to do with your besties?!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

One Piece Swimsuits + Fun Pool Floats

Can we start the weekend over please?!

I love every minute spending time with our little guy and this work week is really throwing it off! 🙂 We got to celebrate a sweet friend’s baby shower Saturday morning and then we took baby Weaver to his first Astros game! Ahh it was so fun! Even if I was chasing him around Minute Maid Park for most of the game. He was loving it when people were cheering and he also got to taste all sorts of ballpark food for the first time. He loves to eat btw!

We didn’t get to squeeze in any pool time this weekend but we have many pool/beach days planned so today I am sharing a bunch of affordable once piece swimsuits with cute sayings plus a bunch of adorable pool floats!!

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One Piece Swimsuits Under $50

Pool Floats:

xo, Roselyn

Gingham Tie Waist Dress

Happy Monday beauties!

How was everyone’s weekend?! Amazing, I hope! We had a busy (but fun) weekend filled with church, a wedding and celebrating Brandon’s first Father’s Day! Insert all the heart emoji’s.

Today I am sharing this super adorable navy and white gingham dress that I have been wearing on repeat lately! I’ve already worn it 3 times this month. Twice to work and once to church so it’s perfect for the office and the weekend!

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Outfit Details: Dress: Dressbarn | Heels: DSW | Handbag: Similar here from sole Society Earrings: Kendra Scott

Can you believe this dress is from Dressbarn?! I was so shocked to see all the cuteness they have. I was so surprised to see their assortment when Dressbarn reached out to me. They have such cute stuff for summer. I got this embroidered dress from there and this super cute ruffle skirt as well. I have a size 4 in the dresses and a medium in the skirt for reference. They are currently having a buy more save more sale right now but I have to stay clear for the next 12 days 🙂

Also, I did want to point out that I have been blown away by your sweet messages about my No Shop June challenge. I had no idea I would inspire so many of you to take the challenge as well. I’m not going to lie, it’s been pretty tough but it’s also been so fun forcing myself to style my existing wardrobe so many different ways and also giving all the cute items more wear like they deserve 🙂 Like this dress for example.

As I mentioned before, when I share outfits with you guys, it’s not to make you feel like you need to purchase allll the things but to inspire you on how to style your current items. I’m here to help you find your personal style so that when you get up and get dressed you feel good and in return makes you do good. 🙂 That all can happen without breaking the budget. I have to constantly remind myself that 🙂 This No Shop June has been a challenge for sure but it’s definitely a rewarding one. I love all of your sweet messages and please keep sharing those pictures!

Have an amazing week!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography

Always Show Up For The Ones You Love

Happy Tuesday love bugs!

In honor of Father’s Day week I thought I would share a throw back picture of me and my sweet Dad 🙂 as well as one of my favorite life lessons from him.

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Outfit Details: Gingham top: Shein | Denim : Free People | Heels: similar from DSW here and here | Earrings: Baublebar (sold out) similar here and here

Dad is full of amazing life lessons but one of the many things that I love about him is that he always showed us what kind of people to be, not just told us. Growing up, our family was so big into the Filipino American Association which meant we were constantly busy with parties and festivals.

Guess who was always there early helping to setting up. My Dad. Guess who was always there with the kitchen crew making sure everything was cooked and ready to go? My Dad. Guess who was always in the serving line, ready to serve people. My Dad. Guess who stayed late to help clean up (and made his kids help too). My Dad.

Now, can you guess who we can always count on if we need someone to talk to or just someone to be there? My Dad!

I want to be just like him in that my friends and family will always know that I will show up for them when they need me. #bemorelikeManny 🙂 He is always ready to do things for people without ever expecting anything from them. My Dad is the most sincere, kind and loving human being that if someone said anything bad about him, you’d know it was a lie. Also, I have never heard him say anything bad about anyone. I’m not even exaggerating. I promise you, I tried to think of at least one thing LOL and couldn’t come up with anything he’s ever said negative about someone.

If I ever said anything semi negative about someone’s situation he would respond with “well, that’s their life” or “that’s not our business”. Basically his nice way of saying “stay out of it Lynn”. LOL

Seriously, #goals.

I’m am so far from perfect but if I wake up and try to #belikeManny more and more everyday I think I’m on the right path. I want my friends and family to know, without a doubt, that I will be there for them when they need me. Knowing someone that can trust me like that truly gives me so much happiness. Dependable, trustworthy, hard working and kind. That’s my Dad and I wanna be just like him when I grow up! 🙂

I would love to hear advice that your Dad gave you growing up!

Wishing you all a wonderful Father’s Day week!

xo, Roselyn

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Top Ten Best Sellers For May

Happy Friday and first day of June! It is currently after midnight and I am catching up on my shows! Before we get into the top ten sellers for May can we talk about how hilarious Chrisley Knows Best is? Each one of them makes me laugh so hard but I think my favorite is mama Faye, haha. Do you guys watch that show?!

Okay, let’s talk about the ten things you all loved the most in May!

Stripe T Shirt Dress | A throw on and go on dress is always a winner in my book! The colorful stripes make it perfect for summer. Pair it with wedges, flat sandals or tennis shoes for so many different looks. I am wearing a medium for reference.

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Silver Keds | What better way to step up your sneaker game than with metallic tennies?! If you are in between sizes, size down.

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Round Crossbody Bag | One of summers hottest bag trend so I’m not surprised you guys loved this one! You guys sold it out! I am linking similar ones here, & here.

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Stripe Front Knot Jumpsuit | This colorful stripe jumpsuit is so cute and so flattering. I am wearing my normal size medium. Also, it’s currently on clearance!

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Stripe Blazer | I shared this one that I got from Asos and then found the almost exact style from Forever 21 for a fraction of the price. I have worn this stripe blazer more times than I can count. I love it with the matching shorts but I have also paired it with ankle pants for the office and a graphic tee with denim shorts for the weekend.

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Loft Tropical Midi Dress | I don’t want to tell you that you need anything but….eek this dress is so flattering and so cute for the office! The fit is professional but trendy with the tropical print. I am wearing a medium.

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Libby Edelman Ruffle Top | A great top for dressing up and down. The sleeves are separate pieces so you don’t have to worry about messing with them all day like we have to do with some other off the shoulder tops.

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Mommin’ So Hard Tee | The perfect addition to your #momuniform. Wearing a medium for reference. I got our little guy a “nap so hard” one so we can match 🙂

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Universal Thread Lavendar Dress | The sweetest midi dress in the Pantone color of the year! This dress is great for brunch, work, church and it would even be a great wedding guest dress option for a day time wedding. Wearing a size 4. If you are between sizes, size up.

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Never Understate A Woman Tee | Duh, I know why you all love this one! This one runs big so size down if you want it a little more fitted.

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P.S. Not all of these looks get posted on the blog. Too many clothes, so little time LOL. Some of these outfits only got posted on Instagram so be sure you are following along there too. If you don’t have an Instagram account all looks can always be found on this shop page for easy access!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything.

Happy Friday beauties!

xo, Roselyn

4 Things I Plan On Achieving In My Month Of No Shopping

Yes you read that right! I have decided for the whole month of June I will not be shopping for anything. No clothes, no shoes, no makeup, no new throw pillows LOL. Not even buying any clothing related items for baby Weaver because his wardrobe is starting to get a little crazy like mama’s, haha.

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Outfit Details: Dress: Target | Handbag: Francesca’s | Sunglasses: Quay | Wedges: Similar styles here and here

4 Things I Really Want To Achieve In My No Month Of Shopping

1- Making use of what I already have – I know I’m not the only one that has never been worn items in their closet. Going through my closet this weekend, I’ve realized that even after piles and piles of donating and even selling items, I still have so many items I’ve never worn. In the next 30 days, I plan on wearing those items (and sharing them with you of course!) and if I don’t wear them then maybe it’s time to toss it!

2- Cleaning out my closet – Back to what I just said, if I don’t feel the urge to wear something this whole month of shopping than I am seriously considering donating it. I was actually a little disappointed in myself because I ordered something the other week and then as I was looking for something else in a drawer I realized I already had that shirt! What is this life I am living?!

3- Inspire you – I really want to take a step back and think of why I started my blog. Of course, it was to share fashion and life with you but most importantly, it was to inspire and motivate you to find your own personal style. That doesn’t have to mean buying the next new thing every.single.week. It means sharing outfits with you that you can recreate with items you already own or inspiring you to wear those 2 mix prints you already have in your closet for a whole “new” look. I don’t want you to feel the urge to purchase everything that I share although I do really appreciate when you use my affiliate links when you decide to purchase something! I more so love when I inspire you or remind you that you have something similar in your closet that you didn’t think of styling a way that I shared. $0 needed!

4 – Save some money – Do I have a budget? Yes. Do I always abide by it? Sadly, no. All these summer sales up the yin yang and now that I am shopping for 2 🙂 my shopping has gotten out of control and I really need to scale it back a bit! Also, I want to prove to my husband that I can actually do it. He doesn’t think I’ll go through with it. This really should be his Father’s Day gift, haha!

Also, fun fact. I actually did a 40 days of no shopping 3 years ago the month I started my blog. You can check one of those posts out here. Don’t judge the pictures please. 🙂

What I will also be doing on Instagram stories is sharing my outfit every single day. A lot of times what I post are my professionally taken photos and by sharing my day to day outfits on Instagram stories I will share how I style the same items different ways and hopefully inspire you to remix some items in your closet!

xo, Roselyn

Photos by Banavenue Photography