nordstrom anniversary sale - July 21, 2016

#NSALE: 6 Picks Styled 3 Ways

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 // 6 Picks styled 3 different ways

Shop The Post: Lush Vneck Crepe Blouse // Tory Burch Riding Boots // BP. Plaid Shirt //  Articles of Society ‘Mya’ Skinny Jeans // Leith Dolman Dress // BP. Cargo Jacket // BP. Open Front Cardigan // Caslon Open Front Vest // Caslon Slub Knit Tee // BlankNYC Leather Pants // AG ‘The Legging’ Jeans (10Yrs) // BP. Stipe Long Sleeve Crewneck // Lucky Brand Wedge Bootie // Caslon Chambray Shirt //  Lush Bell Sleeve Dress // Tory Burch Hobo Bag // Caslon Striped Slub Knit Tee

As I’ve been shopping the #Nsale for myself, I can’t help but feel a tad bit overwhelmed by how many amazing deals there are and I find myself wanting to buy everything. Do you feel that way? So although I knew it was going to be A LOT of work, I wanted to try something a little different. And I’ll admit, it was more of a time investment than I had anticipated, but I really wanted to figure out a way to SERVE you and TRULY help you as you navigate all the great deals.

And so today, I”m sharing SIX picks from the sale that I truly believe in and am confident will be great purchases for you this Fall. I’m SHOWING you this (rather than simply telling you) by styling THREE different looks for each pick! For each pick, I talk about why I love it in general and then I comment on the 3 different ways I styled it. Please let me know what you think and if this is something you enjoyed and/or if you found this post to be helpful and valuable in helping you shop the #Nsale!

Pick One: Black Dolman Sleeve Dress

I have several different black dresses hanging in my closet right now, but I truly believe that each one serves a different purpose in the big picture of my wardrobe. For instance, some are easier to dress up and down and others have sleeves for transitional days and layering and then a few are strictly for the summer heat here in Dallas. But all of them are special in their own way and serve a purpose. Today I’m suggesting that this little dolman sleeve dress as a wardrobe staple slash ESSENTIAL for Fall and I’m going to show you why  by styling it 3 different ways (although I could very well style it even more to be honest!).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 - 6 Picks styled 3 different ways // Black Dolman sleeve dress worn 3 different ways

ONE – Tying a chambray shirt (also part of the sale!) around your waist will definitely dress the dress down and it’s great for those in-between days when you might want the option to throw on another layer.

DRESS (XS)
CHAMBRAY
BOOTIE (TTS)
MONOGRAM (2x)
BAG

TWO – Throw your favorite utility jacket (if you don’t have one, I’ve got a few for you with my next pick!) over this black dress with riding boots and you’ve got yourself and easy, laid back and totally Fall-ready ensemble!

DRESS (XS)
JACKET
RIDING BOOT
NECKLACE
BAG

THREE – Create a completely different look with the same black dress (and even the same booties) by throwing a slouchy, open front sweater vest over it. You could also wear tall/riding boots with this look, but I wanted the “spunkier” vibes of ankle booties!

DRESS (XS)
OPEN VEST (XS)
BOOTIE (TTS)
NECKLACE (2x)
BAG

Pick Two: Olive Green Utility Jacket

Next up we have another quintessential Fall staple – the utility/military jacket! I don’t need to convince you how great having one of these is but I will however who you a few fun ways to style it. It’s such an easy throw on and matches just about everything. All in all, it’s just great to have as an option in your closet for  layering.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 - 6 Picks styled 3 different ways // Olive Green Utility Jacket worn 3 ways

ONE This is such a comfy and easy look for when bare legs still make sense but you want a little extra warmth up top or you’ll be walking in and outside heated buildings a lot!

JACKET
DRESS (XS)
JACKET
RIDING BOOT (TTS)
NECKLACE
BAG

TWO – Can you tell I love pairing my utility jacket with stripes? I think I’ve worn some version of this outfit like 5x already on BTD. It really is SUCH a great combo!

JACKET
STRIPED TEE (XS)
DENIM (TTS)
BOOTIE (TTS)
MONOGRAM (2x)

THREE – Who doesn’t love an excuse to wear leggings? (girl-raising-hand-emoji). Without the utility jacket, this outfit is sort of meh, but adding the extra layer totally pulls the whole thing together and makes it look like an actual “outfit”!

JACKET
STRIPE TEE (XS)
LEGGINGS (XS) AMAZING!)
RIDING BOOT (TTS)

Pick Three: Lush Roll-Sleeve Tunic Blouse

Next up we have one of my favorite blouses of ALL time (that I legit have in 7 colors). If you’ve been following me for more than a second, then you’ve probably already seen me wear this thing (and probs more than once too). I was so excited to see the lush tunic was included in the sale again this year and I noticed the cut is a little different than last year and the material feels a tad bit different – yay for change! This year, they’re not as long, which I’m thankful for because  I felt like they were a tad too long last year. Anyway, it’s on sale for $26 and I got it in 4 colors but I’m styling the black one for y’all!

How to Make the Most of the #NSALE 2016 // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 - 6 Picks styled 3 different ways // Simple black blouse styled 3 different ways

ONE – Throw on a cozy cardigan and play up your  neutrals game with some brown leather riding boots and dark denim. I love how cozy this outfit is, yet it still looks put together too! You could also wear a longer/pendant necklace with this look too to elongate your torso!

BLACK BLOUSE (XS)
DENIM (TTS)
CARDIGAN/a>
RIDING BOOT (TTS)
MONOGRAM (size 2x)

TWO – Pair the lush Vneck crepe blouse with a blanket scarf, denim and ankle booties for an easy Saturday casual look that’s cozy, cool, and put-together!

BLACK BLOUSE (XS)
DENIM (TTS)
BOOTIE (TTS)
SCARF (sold out)
BAG

THREE – Can I get some snaps for leather pants please?! #obsessed! I threw on my camel cardigan to add a little color to the look, but I think it looks just as cute with out it too! I love this combo and plan on wearing ASAP!

BLACK BLOUSE (XS)
CAMEL CARDIGAN (XS)
LEATHER PANT (TTS)
LEOPARD PUMPS
CHLOE BAG
HAT (40% OFF)

Pick Four: Striped, Short-Sleeved Tee

I don’t think I need to do much when convincing when I say that everyone needs a black and white striped tee in their closet. I’d even be willing you argue you need different types of striped tees with variations in the “stripe” where some are more dominantly white and others more dominantly black (like this tee) as well as varying necklines and sleeve length. And for $17, you really can’t say no to this one! I also got this tee in solid white and black just to have as basics. For reference, I got size XS.

How to Make the Most of the #NSALE 2016 // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 - 6 Picks styled 3 different ways // Pick 4: short-sleeved black and white tee styled 3 different ways // 3 fall outfits with the same black and white tee

ONE – I love pairing my utility jacket with stripes – can you tell? I think I’ve worn some version of this outfit like 5x already on BTD. It really is SUCH a great combo! And as you’ll soon see, this black and white short-sleeved scoop neck tee is another great staple and looks amaze with the olive green jacket (in my opinion!).

STRIPED TEE (XS)
JACKET
DENIM (TTS)
BOOTIE (TTS)
MONOGRAM (2x)

TWO – I’ve found that pairing my white jeans with black and white stripes is one of the easiest ways to pull off the white-after-labor-day look. As long as you have SOME element that looks super Fall/Winter-ish like a cashmere wrap (also love this one!), tall boots (or even booties), or some sort of vest/sweater!

STRIPED TEE (XS)
WHITE JEANS (fit TTS)
CHAMBRAY SHIRT
RIDING BOOT (TTS)

THREE – Mixing browns and tan-colored pieces with your black and white stripes is always a winning combo; you really can’t go wrong!

STRIPED TEE (XS)
CAMEL CARDIGAN (XS)
RIDING BOOT (TTS)
DENIM (TTS)
MONOGRAM (2x)
BAG

Pick Five: Long Camel Cardigan

Lots of things remind me of Fall – like riding boots, blanket scarves, all things plaid, and puffer vests. But I think my absolute FAVORITE color for Fall is anything and everything in a tan or neutral brown/camel color. When shopping for Fall clothes, my eyes always wander towards the different shades of tan and brown – I love mixing neutrals as well! And so this camel cardigan was a NO brainer for me! It’s the perfect shade of tan and the length is great too – it’s not too longer to pull off on a daily basis and not too short either.

How to Make the Most of the #NSALE 2016 // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 - 6 Picks styled 3 different ways // Pick 5: Long Tan cardigan styled 3 different ways // 3 fall outfits with a long camel cardigan

ONE – I love pairing camel with black and playing up my neutrals game (as I’ve mentioned a few times before in this post!). This is a super comfortable and versatile look that you could wear to work, football games, or even just running around town over the weekend!

CAMEL CARDIGAN (XS)
DRESS
MONOGRAM
RIDING BOOT (TTS)
GOLD PENDANT
HAT

TWO – black and white stripes with camel is a no brainer! And pairing this long tan cardigan with the short-sleeved striped tee is great for those days that start off cooler and end up making you glad you’ve got a short-sleeved tee on underneath!

STRIPED TEE (XS)
CAMEL CARDIGAN (XS)
RIDING BOOT (TTS)
DENIM (TTS)
MONOGRAM (2x)
BAG

THREE – I love wearing monochromatic outfits with a pop of pattern or color to balance it all out. Leather pants (which are also on sale) are another one of my ABSOLUTE favorite wardrobe staples to create outfits with during Fall and Winter.

CAMEL CARDIGAN (XS)
BLACK BLOUSE (XS)
LEATHER PANT (TTS)
LEOPARD PUMPS
CHLOE BAG
HAT (40% OFF)

Pick Six: Open Front Sweater Vest

In addition to getting yourself plenty of comfy cardigans to carry you through Fall, I would argue that an open front vest could prove to be just as useful and necessary. Just like cardigans can make or “complete” an outfit, a sweater vest acts as a great accessory. It also is a bit more comfortable (not as hot) which allows it to act as a great transitional piece.

How to Make the Most of the #NSALE 2016 // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 - 6 Picks styled 3 different ways // Pick 6: Grey Open Front sweater vest styled 3 different ways // 3 fall outfits with grey open front vest

ONE –  Wearing that same dolman sleeve dress again! See, I told you! It’s SUCH a great find and something I HIGHLY suggest you snag while it’s still available! It’s just SO easy to style different ways – obviously since I’ve just styled it 5 ways for y’all!

OPEN VEST (XS)
DRESS (XS)
BOOTIE (TTS)
MONOGRAM (size 2X)
HOBO BAG

TWO – I posted this dress in a recent Instagram with tall boots too (you might have seen it? if not, view it here), it’s a great Fall piece and I also got it in black!

OPEN VEST (XS)
DRESS (XS, color “apple butter”)
BOOTIES (TTS)
BAG ($169 from $258)

THREE – Or throw this Open Front Vest on with an easy Plaid Shirt and comfy jeans for a casual and comfy (yet still cute!) fall outfit for running around town or a simple dinner with friends!

OPEN VEST (XS)
BP. PLAID SHIRT (XS)
DENIM (TTS)
BOOTIE (TTS)
MONOGRAM (size 2X)


So there you have it! Those are my SIX super star picks that I KNOW will for sure serve you well this coming Fall! and although I didn’t include them as part of the actual “six”, I wanted to mention that the other items I used to create these items were chosen very intentionally! I tried to use as FEW items as possible! So things like the riding boots, ankle booties (also LOVE these), and the chambray shirt are also GREAT staples to consider as well.

For more updates and picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016, be sure to check out my #NSALE PAGE on the blog and other blog posts related to the sale (linked on that page!)