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Lush Split Neck Shift Dress.image1 img_3177

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket in a size XS.image img_3176

Open Front Cardigan size XS.

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Leith Faux Leather Vest size Small.

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Charles David OTK Gunter Boots

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Steve Madden Claara Block Sandals


Tomorrow is the day folks (July 22)! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale will finally be open toall shoppers, not just cardholders. So I wanted to do a few quick reviews on some of the items that I’ve received so far. I have to say in all the years I’ve been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, this one has got to be the best! Some of you may be thinkingwhat’s all the hype about? Well, what’s nice about this event is that all the new Fall items are marked down before the season starts. So you get a chance to snag great deals before prices are marked up again on August 8th.

Reviews:

Lush Split Neck Shift Dress  – I got this dress in a size XS and I love it! Its super comfy and just easy to throw on. It’s also so versatile. I can already see myself pairing this under jackets, cardigans, with booties, boots, or a nice floppy hat. The options are endless. On the site, the dress look white, but it actually is more of a light, grey-ish lavender. Still very pretty!

BLANKNYC Morning Suede Moto Jacket – I am just over the moon happy after receiving this jacket! I was a little worried I wouldn’t like the color, but I love it! It’s a darker than pictured on the Nordstrom site, but it still so beautiful. The suede material has such a high quality, and the jacket has great structure and detailing. It’s hands down my favorite purchase. I ordered both a size XS and Small. Both fit nicely, but I ultimately went with the XS because it was a tad bit shorter and more fitting for my petite frame.

BP. Open Front Cardigan-I’ve been searching for a nice midi/maxi length camel cardigan and was hoping this would be it, but it’s not. It’s cute but nothing to rave about. It just looks like a burlap sack on me. So my search continues. I will say it looks very cute on other people, but not me.

Leith Faux Leather Vest  – I really wanted to love this, but I don’t. It’s cute, and I like it, but my rule is ‘If you don’t love it, return it.’ For $60 it is pretty well made, but on the site the vest looks thicker and more sturdy. It also doesn’t have much structure to it. And since I’m on the shorter side, I wanted something more cropped. This vest just didn’t do it for me.

Charles David Gunter – I had high hopes for these. I was wishing and hoping so badly that they were made of a nice faux suede material. I wanted to be able to say, “Yes!! I have finally found an affordable alternative to the SW OTK Lowland!” But I was immediately crushed when I pulled them out of the box. My fears were confirmed – the boots were made out of a ‘suede-like’ fabric material. I know I should’t expect much from the $100+ price point, but I expected more out of Charles David and Nordstrom. In all honesty, you can get these exact boots, made of the exact same material from Forever 21. I know this because one of my girlfriends got a really cute pair from there for $30. *For reference, I’m between a size 6.5 to 7. The reviews say the boot runs large, but I ordered a size 7 and they fit perfect with socks.

Steve Madden ‘Claara’ Block Heel Sandal – I’m so torn over whether or not to keep these. I love them, I really do. They are exactly what I’ve been looking for in a peep-toe booty. The color is a beautiful nude. It’s made of a really nice suede/leather-like material. I love how they elongate my legs, but the heel is a little high for comfort. It has a block heel which makes it more comfortable, but I don’t see myself being able to walk all day in these shoes. Like I said before, I’m between a size 6.5 to 7 depending on the shoes. I ordered these in a size 7 and was worried they would be too big, but they fit perfectly!

I also ordered these boots. I always need nice black boots to wear with dresses in the fall and winter  for work and for play. I’m hoping these will be comfortable because of the 3 inch thick heel.

I hope these reviews were helpful for anyone interested in shopping the sale! If you don’t see your size or the item available, I spoke to a store associate who says they should restock in most items, since they hold a certain amount of inventory aside for once the sale opens to everyone. Also, I’m sure there will be lots of returns!

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