While we were all in 10×10 land, Nordstrom kicked off their Anniversary Sale. I love Nordstrom, so I really like their Anniversary sale. What I do not love, however, is the frenzy that sometimes goes along with it.
I mean, I get it. Brand new fall pieces with super sale prices? That’s cool. I get how that creates a frenzy. I’ve fallen into the frenzy myself. :)
But I think it’s possible to both enjoy the sale and approach it in a chill + thoughtful way.
It sounds fun to sit down with my laptop and a glass of wine and peruse the goods for a while. But it doesn’t sound fun to feel pressured, overspend, and labor over that feeling of, “I don’t want to spend this much, but it’s such a good deeeal.”
As a person who’s had both experiences, I’ve found that the difference between the two sale shopping scenarios is all in the approach.
So here’s what I do to keep things fun, chill, and thoughtful:
First, I fill out my wardrobe planner and keep it close at hand.
About a week ago, I spent a few minutes loosely filling out my wardrobe planner for fall. We’re currently in the hottest part of the summer, so having an excuse to dream about cool fall days for a little bit sure was fun!
Later, as I sat down to check out the sale, I did a quick scan of my planner — my guiding words, my fall uniform ideas, and notes about what I like and don’t like — and kept them in mind while I browsed. It made all the difference. I was able to make quick, confident decisions and filter out the maybes in a flash.
And hey…you can download a wardrobe planner of your own right here for free. :)
Second, I reframe my expectations.
When we hear the term sale, the phrase stock up often goes along with it.
But if I were to take that stock up approach to the Nordstrom sale, I’d overspend. Because they often have super expensive pieces for half off.
I mean, that’s awesome. But half off a $200 piece is still $100. Feeling the need to stock up on pieces that cost that much can get out of hand real quick.
So I leave the stock up mentality at home.
Instead, I went in with an expectation that I would buy one, maybe two things.
And to be honest, I haven’t bought anything yet. I’ve narrowed down to a handful of favorites — you can see them below, mixed with a few pieces that are similar to items I already own and love — but I’m taking my time, listening to my gut, and continuing to narrow down until I land on the right one or two pieces.
1 / Rag + Bone Boyfriend Jeans $149 ($229 after sale ends) / Last year, I only bought one thing from the Nordstrom sale — and it was a pair of these Rag+Bone jeans! A year later, I couldn’t be happier with them. Soft, comfortable, and they don’t do that saggy butt thing like most boyfriend jeans. :)
2 / Frye Boots $246 ($397 after sale ends) / Available in more colors / Similar by Born for $159 ($239 after sale ends)
3 / Caslon Sweater $45 ($69 after sale ends) / Also available in grey
4 / Kenneth Cole Coat in Nutmeg $129 ($198 after sale ends)
5 / French Connection Parka $159 ($240 after sale ends) / Also available in black / It’s hard to think about coats right now with the summer heat coming on so strong, but I’ve been eyeing this parka since last year, so I was excited to see it included in the sale.
6 / Kork-Ease Chelsea Bootie $129 ($199 after sale ends) / Available in more colors / Personally, this was my very favorite item out of everything I saw at the Nordstrom sale. Since they are Kork-Ease you know they’ll be comfortable, and that worn-in leather is absolutely stunning.Thinking these might be my winners this year.
7 / UGG Waterproof Boot $109 ($169 after sale ends) / Also available in black / Similar boot by Sperry $89 ($139 after sale ends)
8 / Treasure + Bond Oversized Cardigan $65 ($99 after sale ends) / Also available in black and grey / Similar cardigan in cashmere $199 ($299 after sale ends)
9 / Woven Heart Slouchy Sweater $35 ($55 after sale ends)
10 / Halogen Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater $129 ($199 after sale ends) / Available in more colors
11 / Adidas Gazelle Sneaker $59 ($79 after sale ends) / Available in more colors
12 / Nike Flyknit Training Shoes $89 ($120 after sale ends) / Available in more colors / I got a pair of these a while back and they are particularly wonderful for travel! Since the whole top of the shoe is sock-like, it flattens down all the way to the sole. Super convenient when you’re trying to pack light, but need to pack a pair of athletic shoes.
13 / The North Face Waterproof Jacket $69 ($99 after sale ends)
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To me, successful sale shopping is all about taking a different approach — not letting the frenzy get to you, but instead staying mindful. Keep your wardrobe planner in hand and reframe your expectations so you don’t feel the need to get it all.
If you’re not in the market for anything right now, enjoy that feeling of letting go. Don’t feel the need to shop just because there’s a sale happening. Instead, go soak up the sunshine and enjoy the day.
Tell me, do you have any strategies to shop thoughtfully when it comes to sales?
I only shop when I need something or want something specific, whether there is a sale going on or not. I’d love to see your Fall wardrobe planner, Caroline, or at least read about your fall uniform ideas.
I agree! I’d love to see your fall planner and maybe a few planners of some readers. I know style is our own, but sometimes I am inspired by others! And would love to see different styles and how people are workin’ it!
Exactly. Most of my clothes don’t look like Caroline’s, but seeing her thought process helped me finally figure out my own style.
I ordered the Rag & Bone jeans last week because within one week two pairs of my jeans ripped (one due to age and one due to me tripping on the stairs and landing on my knee) which means that I can’t wear either pair to work anymore. I’ve got very high hopes for them and can’t wait until they are delivered!
Tanya E says
In the UK, so different sales here but they are in full swing. I have a “style journal” that I keep in a top drawer, so easily accessible, with notes on gaps in my wardrobe that I usually make at the end of the season for next year. This summer, I really quite a few gaps and needed to replace some things.
From last year’s list I have already bought a pair of black, loose cotton trousers, a navy jumpsuit and some sandals. I may or may not buy more things later, or just a few accessories. I bought a couple of bandanas, some earrings from Etsy and a secondhand pair of sunglasses in spring.
Kathy Sc says
Since I’ve been following your posts, I’ve made a concerted effort to work with what I have and to shop for a need rather than to satisfy a shopping itch. Pinterest has helped me. I have created folders for clothes already in my closet…one for spring-summer, one for fall-winter. Of course, I don’t have exactly these outfits, but it gives me styling ideas on how to work with what I have. I also have a Wish List folder for items I could really get a lot of use from. I concentrate new purchases from that list…not because something is on sale. I rarely go shopping just to buy something new.
Sound advice. I agree that if we all brought even one item from each bloggers recommendations we would over spend quickly. Just as with online furnishings there will most likely always be another sale. Sometimes we do miss an item we had hoped to purchase but that only helps us get creative in finding something similar…sometimes better!-Laurel
I soooo needed to read this! I have my cart full of stuff without even knowing my size in the fall months because I’m 26 weeks pregnant now. Not the time to buy anything, even shoes! I did buy the teasing brush and volume spray you recommended as well as the moisturizer with spf 30 and I’m very happy with all of them:). Cheers!
As a person who went on a shopping spree at 30 weeks pregnant- do not do this!! Your body totally changes and it was heartbreaking for me to give away 50% of my closet now that I’m a mom. It’s not just about the baby belly – that will go back to normal. Your hip bones change, arm muscle structure changes, boobs change, shoulder muscles change – basically everywhere where it’s hard to alter the clothing. Also my feet flattened so none of my super cute heels fit anymore either. It’s much better to spend of baby items and save the personal shopping spree to after as a reward for yourself getting that tummy back ??
Congratulations on joining the mom club! ??❤️
I know, right! The funny thing is, this is my second go at it, so I should have learned my lesson?. Gosh, I just love that nordstrom’s sale though! Second boy born in the fall, so I hardly have to shop except get another crib, because I’m not ready for a big boy bed:).
Two things have helped me cut back and shop more thoughtfully: Realizing that stores employ these marketing techniques that make me feel anxious/encourage me to part with my hard-earned cash and also the trick of adding an item to cart and then sleeping on it for a day (or several days). Once that rush of adding something into my digital cart and imagining myself owning it is over, I find I see more clearly (and am less likely to hit “checkout”).
As for the Nordstrom sale specifically, I know that they grant “early access” to card holders, but instead of getting me to apply for a credit card, I used this time to scope out what I was interested in without the pressure to buy!
Miss Field says
Love it! I love it when you do posts about contentment. Great post. Great 10×10 too, outfit number 10 was my favorite!
I have those Kork-Ease boots and they are worth every penny. I could live in them (and I think sometimes I do!)
It’s funny. I looked at the Nordstrom sale, put a bunch of things in my cart, deleted half, and then realized that for the amount of money I was spending on things I kind of liked, I could actually buy two tops at Splendid that I know I will wear obsessively. Sometimes it’s good to remember that money spent is still money spent–sale or no. It probably helps that I am 7 months pregnant so who knows what will fit by the time Fall rolls around, although I feel confident I will fit the shirts I bought…hopefully not false confidence ;)
I’d recommend trying the North Face jacket on in store and put up the hood. I bought online and I was surprisingly underwhelmed with it. I feel like they didn’t take the design a step further for the women’s cut as opposed to the men’s in regards to the hood and length. I cannot fit even a quarter of my hair into the hood and then it doesn’t stay up well when I do. Also, it’s very short in length. Never plan on sitting down on anything wet without getting a wet bum. For as much as it costs I did not find the value in it.
Hi Caroline, I enjoyed your post very much. I also love the sales and tend to buy too much as I feel under stress to make the right decision as stock is limited.
My first strategy would be to try the items on. Often they just look good on the model but don’t fit right on you.
My second strategy would be to set yourself a budget before you go shopping and stick to it. But this can be very hard.
Another strategy would be to postpone the decision on an item to the next day.
Angelica l. says
Your comment about items looking good on the model but not quite fitting right is spot on! So many times something looked awesome on a model or mannequin, but when I tried it on it looked completely different. When you notice how they pin the clothes on the mannequins it is often such a let down.
For me I’ve bought things and kept them even when they didn’t fit right because I felt pressured to buy it due to a sale or it being the last one. Sometimes my husband will tell me something looks great and I’ll get it only to find out later that I really don’t feel that great in it. Now if I’m not sure I’ll just pass because I’d rather have something I’m 100% sure about 100% of the time.
Those are some great strategies to have!
Hi Angelica, that is so true. Not only the fit but also the fabric is important. I unfortunately have items which fit me well but I don’t like the fabric at all.
Thank you SO much for this post!! You perfectly articulated the internal struggle that I’ve been feeling over the past few weeks. It’s really hard seeing so many bloggers on Instagram (who are obviously sponsored by Nordstrom) just rave about the sale and all the cute pieces they found. I know that they’re ads, and yet they’re still so compelling. I want to take advantage of the sale so that I can invest in quality pieces and still stay within my budget, so I really appreciate your words of advice. I love your outfit and packing posts very much, but posts like these are also really helpful to throw in every once in a while because it helps give me ideas to stick with my original intentions for creating a capsule-ish wardrobe. Thank you!!
Great article, Caroline! Life is much more peaceful without the frenzy. I recently gave my husband my credit cards and decided I could live on a monthly allowance of $300–for anything I need/want, not just clothes. Now, when I’m looking at something, either online or in a store, I really think about whether I want to spend part of my allowance on that item. Oftentimes, the answer is a resounding “no,” and I leave it with no regrets. This has been a valuable experience for me.
I love your blog so much and look forward to all your posts. You have such a wonderful perspective on not just clothing but life. You’ve inspired me so much and I’ve been working on my own capsule wardrobe. I used to just go shopping for a pick-me-up, would regret it almost immediately, and would hardly ever even wear the items I bought. Now, I actually THINK beforehand about what I actually want and what I strive for my style to be with my purchases. By doing this has allowed me to save money and now sometime I thought I’d never really be able to afford or allow myself to buy – a pair of FRYE boots for fall/winter. Even better that they’re on sale now. I’ve learned a lot and one of the most gratifying things is to actually save and wait and live in the now, things will come together if you do.
Thanks for this reminder to slow down, Caroline! The fear of missing out is real! Lol. I think that fear has become even more heightened now that I have an intentional closet, actually. Because when that “perfect” item is on sale, it so tempting to pull the trigger hasitly because, “my size might sell out!” What has helped me avoid this fear was the book you recommended The Curated Closet. It helped me hone in on my true style SO MUCH, and gave the advice to treat my closet like an exclusive members only club- only things that are actually perfect make the cut, whether they’re on sale or not. So when there’s a sale, one thing I ask myself is, “do I love this item enough that I would be willing to pay full price for it?” That’s usually a good indicator if an item makes the cut! But I have made a habit to take that time to pause before purchasing.
I like the “make my closet an exclusive, member’s only club”. I think that I’ll make that my mantra!
Thank you for posting this timely article – it has definitely helped me minimize my impulse shopping! It wasn’t until this year that I realized my shopping based on blogger “ads” was impulsive, excessive, and just taking up room in my closet. I love all of your posts because they help me focus on what I really need. My sale strategy – add things to my cart, and reassess in a few days to see how I feel about it. If I purchase it, I still let it sit for a few days before cutting the tags because with Nordstrom, returns are so easy!
Dana Lester says
I needed this. Thank you ❤️
As a former Sale Junkie (sounds cute, but was a huge problem) I skipped the sale all together this year and I’ve never felt so proud of myself! Once I just made the decision to say no thank you, I felt so peaceful. Thank you for sharing your calm approach once again. It’s so refreshing!
Thank you for this soooo timely post. It’s a contented summer fun time, when I don’t visit stores as much, so I was completely taken aback ro hear the S— word! Already?! And admit, instinctively thought “must go” today. Glad for two things: it’s that time when I take loose note of your original 3 for 1 rule that works for me as I plan out the new season to help avoid the overstock. Next, I look for one item in the fresh for me colour to carry over and complement with what I have and love. I casually look through my cool season stash about monthly to help me remember what I have and confirm “I still love this”. It helps congeal a plan and keeps it fun. Thanks for teaching us to become more intentional. It goes a long way to joy and contentment ifor what really should be a simple task every day — just get dressed already — and feel the confidence of having done it right.
Wow, I LOVED this post! So much of my Instagram feed is taken over with sales posts and I can’t count how many times I’ve read the words “legit obsessed” and “such a good deal”! Thank you for reminding me of a better perspective :)
Such a great reminder! I didn’t know about Nordstrom’s annual sale (I promise I don’t live under a rock!) until last July when I happened to be in the store looking for replacement bras. This year, I walked straight to the intimates department, bought the two neutral color bras I needed and then walked out the door.
I find it much easier to ignore temptation if I’m in the store. Feeling the fabric and seeing the construction in person helps stave off the “I wonder…” purchases that online shopping can lead to.
Your posts are always perfect, I was already getting into a freak out panic shopping mode about this sale and not I can chill out and be thoughtful. Cheers :)
YES! Truthfully, I’ve perused a few times now and while I have $40 in Nordstrom gift cards in my pocket, I still didn’t find anything I loved enough (and needed) to splurge on. Honestly, I could buy a new pair of boots, or I could take mine to the cobbler to get them repaired for the coming Autumn / Winter season. Both cost money, but one feels better to me. The one thing I need, a pair of Paige Skyline Skinny in black, is not part of the sale, so I feel released from the need to buy. It’s a good feeling.
I exhausted my monthly clothing budget about 2 days before the sale became available to the public so I have a pair of boots waiting for me in my basket once August starts! If they sell out before then, so be it! I know I will love them because I own the same pair in a different color that I wear very often and I can’t deny that they are a great deal. I also can’t deny that I live in the deep south and probably won’t wear them for another 3 months lest my feet catch on fire.
Thank you for your more laid back approach to the sale. I have gotten a little frustrated by the number of frantic posts from some of my favorite bloggers listing all of the items they haaaaaave to have from the sale.
Thank you for this post! I love your approach to the sale and is definitely something I’m going to keep in mind with any sales. I tend to overspend every time whenever the Nordstrom sale comes around and end up empty with pieces in my closet that i didn’t even need but then left with no money to buy the things i’m actually missing in my closet. It becomes a viscous cycle of spending and unhappiness. I really dislike how there’s so much posting from other bloggers on this sale that I feel like it wears people down into buying a lot of things they didn’t need or can afford but this was a breath of fresh air. It helps to clear your mind and say ” I don’t need to be a part of this sale or buy all these items to feel like i fit in” Thank you again!
I have been wanting a pair of suede booties since last winter and took the opportunity to buy the Kork-Ease booties in gray suede, as well as pair of sweatpants for my teen daughter. That is all I bought and I feel quite content. So many bloggers have contributed to the frenzy over the past few weeks, it creates a sense of scarcity (especially when many items sold out quickly). I opted to keep it simple this time, and plan to continue that in the future. Thank you for your clear-headedness in the midst of crazy!
I LOVE your advice on shifting your mindset when it comes to the word “sale.” Sales don’t necessarily mean that you will save money. More times than not you end up overspending, as you say. I know I do! And my mom is so bad at stocking up because it’s a “good deal”. I’ve been trying to tell her to be a mindful shopper haha.
The jeans are sold out :(
Molly Christensen says
This was so refreshing to read being bombarded with all the Nordstrom sale talk. You said in words what I couldn’t quite express. So thank you!
I skipped the sale last year, but let myself order a few things this time around. I’ll probably return half of it, but know that things sell out quick, so I snagged them while I could. I’ve gotten so much better at ruthlessly returning things, whereas before I would just keep them because i already had them. I only bought things this year that I were already on my list (a pair of jeans, black shoes, moto jacket) that I couldn’t afford otherwise. And, if they don’t work, back they go for another lucky gal!
Angelica l. says
Well said! Over time I’ve come to realize the tricks stores use to get you coming back and buying what you don’t really need. Like the get $$ off of a $$ purchase so you end up spending $$$ because everything is just shy of the total you need to get the discount. There was a time where I was constantly getting coupons in the mail. The expiration date always pushed me to go use the coupon because it was such a great deal. Unfortunately, that caused me to buy clothes that were just a “meh” which then piled up and overflowed my closet/drawers. Plus those New Sale Items emails or the One Day Only sales put the pressure on me and caused me to want items I didn’t need.
After I unsubscribed from 90% of the emails I felt that desire to take advantage of the sales lessen. There are some great sales from time to time, but I have to admit to myself that I don’t really need anything and wait because there will always be another sale. An awareness of how this all works allows me to be more deliberate in my decisions and honest with myself. Thanks for discussing this, its always helpful to be reminded. :)
Your comments about the NAS were so refreshing after reading so much hype from so many of the other bloggers. You always have such a relaxed vibe about yourself and your view of life.
I definitely follow your second piece of advice. Half off of something is still more money spent than not buying it! I’ve also now made a list of things I need, things I want (that aren’t a necessity), and try to remember that even a $5 thrift store shirt is still $5 that can’t be spent on something else or saved.
Hi Caroline! Firstly thank you for inspirations. So far I was only silent reader, but using the situation of me moving out, I decided finally to fotograph all my clothes put it into the app and actually plan the whole thing of dressing up as you plan as well. It is so amazing that I took out stuff that I wanted to give away and… I started to somehow love them again. Well I have rather compact closet but also a high tendency to wear all the time skinny jeans with a top whereas I love how I look in skirts and dresses what is great to not give up whenever I feel a bit lazy ?. For the shopping…. Well, I don’t get the thing of the promotions really. Lets say right now I really feel since some months that I need new jeans to replace older or alternatively get some formal black pants and…well … Of course on sales you have everything…but I don’t need right now everything ?. So who cares. For autumn I also have enough stuff so..the next thing would be maybe the winter coat. In short, I keep thinking for months or two what I need actually and if in month three I still feel excited about buying this …it’s usually sales time ?. Another till – sure I happen to buy stuff that are not on my “need” list -otherwise I would have only jeans and no dresses, but the criterion is… Am I already absolutely excited about this thing? (For 100% not for 95%). Sometimes it’s tough as it was a promotion for a sport jackrt that I loved so much and tried couple of times in the shop and…I was not convinced by the colour (95% but not 100%)…and I left it even in sales. I regretted it…but…honestly I live without this jacket already couple of months with some other options and probably…I will wait till they produce it in a different shades that I totally love (+it will be on sales). That’s the plan ?.
The Nordstom sale comes at a weird time of the year for me. I’m not buying anything else for summer. It is too early to think about fall. Last fall and winter were so warm I didn’t wear the sweaters and coats I already have. So I never shop the Nordstom sale.
Leah Wise says
I sat down to asses my wardrobe “needs” a few days ago and realized I don’t need or even particularly want anything. It’s such a strange feeling, but I guess that’s what 4 years of ethical/intentional shopping will do.
Love this post Caroline – I’ve seen the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale frenzy on all the fashion blogs, and was wondering what your take on it would be. Perfect.
Have you given up shopping only ethical brands? If so, why?
I would completely understand since I don’t only buy ethically made myself. Just interested in your reasoning :-)
Most of the pieces you show are at a pricepoint where one could find responsible made alternatives. Or do you think there are no real alternatives for some categories i.e. for functional clothes like athletic shoes or a waterproof jacket?
Hi Lizzy! Oh no, I wouldn’t say I’ve given up on it — but for me personally, it was never an all-or-nothing approach. It has been a good experiment in slowing down even further, and I will still shop responsibly made items when it fits my aesthetic and fills a need. There are a few factors at play and I try to take it all into consideration and just remain thoughtful in my approach to purchasing new items. :)
Caroline, thank you again for being a chill, rational voice amongst the frenzy! I don’t particularly like this time of year when it comes to shopping. I’m no longer buying for summer, but it’s hard to think about sweaters and boots when it’s in the 90s outside. I’m instead taking this time to really nail down my style goals for fall and research ethical brands, which has honestly been fun! The 10×10 really got me thinking about the process more than the results… just another things to love about it. :)
I put everything I love in the shopping cart, enjoy the idea of it and then hit delete! Then celebrate my self discipline! :) :) When I need something new, I go to an actual shop to try the clothes on and I spend cash money, which makes it easier to stick to my budget :)
I purchased those Kork Ease Chelsea booties (along with 3 other, carefully chosen items!) and I am THRILLED with them! I work retail and stand on my feet all day long and these feel amazing. The color is also really rich and beautiful. I highly recommend them!
Ashley B says
Ohhh, what color did you choose? I was having the hardest time picking between the brown or burgundy, and then the brown sold out so I went with the burgundy, but then Nordstrom sent me an email cancelling my order because it was sold out! Lol, just my luck. I’ll buy them when they’re back in stock, for sure, but I’m still deciding on the color!
I agree with you 100%. I love sales, but I love shopping according to a plan. Without some sort of plan, I end up with items that don’t go with anything else, don’t fit my lifestyle, and don’t get much wear. So, yes, I love to shop the sales, but only if it fits in my wardrobe plan.
This is so true! I definitely overspend when there’s a sale, trying to live a more minimalist lifestyle forsure!
Can we get an update on which things you decided to buy? This year I took the approach of buying everything I wanted to try on online and then trying it on with things I already have and deciding what to return. While it is a bit of a hassle to return everything, I found that having the stuff in my house for awhile made me less excited about some of it and able to return a lot.
I’d like to have an update too.
Jill N says
I remember you mentioning this approach as well last year and I think it’s great! There are so many bloggers out there that have like 20 posts a day – each on a different item for this sale in particular and…it’s bombarding! I appreciate your take on this sale in particular!
Thank you for this refreshing view and reminder to be thoughtful and mindful!
Caroline – I really love your ideas and all these incredible ideas you are putting forth. I was just thinking, I love the Nordstrom sale each year but I haven’t the slightest idea how to approach it in a more thoughtful way? Inspiring.
Karin Rambo says
We must be on the same wave length! I almost didn’t post about the Nordstrom sale because I didn’t want to contribute to that “frenzied” feeling. It’s such a horrible thing to feel out of control when it has such a huge impact on your budget. I know I used to fall into that trap and then the next day I would walk around with this lead ball in my stomach knowing that I shouldn’t have spent so much money! There’s a time and a place for a sale, but cheers to levelheadedness!
Really love this post! We need more honesty and thoughtfulness when it comes to sales – especially when the fashion blogger’s world is going crazy with the n-sale right now!
it is so easy to get carried away during Nordstrom Sale. we girls always want to have more! i find outfit planning really helps with deciding which pieces to get, and your wardrobe planner is so helpful!
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Jennifer Leslie says
Love your approach to the sale. It’s hard not to get caught up in the hype. This year I browsed the catalog, shopped the first day with my mom and only bought items I really had set my mind to. No overspending. No guilt. Just a fun day with my mom and some new great items in my closet waiting for cooler temps.
Thank you for the advice and the wardrobe planner. Not only is it useful during the “Sales” season, but also every time I decide to update my closet!
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Jenn Rairdan says
Hello!!! I have a question about how you prepare for season change. Do you look through our fall clothes now and start to prepare them and or look for what you need? I guess I am unsure when that change happens and how you go about figuring out what you need?:)
Hey Jenn! Great question. Since everyone’s weather is so different, there are a couple different ways to go about this. You can switch over your wardrobe all at once or make a slower transition. We have a long Summer here in Texas, so to avoid living in “fantasy Fall”, I take my time transitioning to cooler weather pieces. I’ll slowly pull items out of storage as I need them. And as far as shopping for what I need, I keep a list so that I’m not too distracted as I hunt for those perfect items. Good luck! :)
Love your blog. Thanks for such thoughtfulness.
Hi, I bought the French Connection Parka jacket from Nordstrom. However by the time I paid for postage of 28 euro and import taxes and duties to ireland costing 77 euro the jacket cost me 243 euro, good job it was on sale or else it would cost 290 euro! Anyone know where I could have bought it online to avoid import duties, does anyone know if its true to size? Many thanks
I have the Ugg waterproof boots but I have a hard time styling them, it would be super helpful if you could do a post on styling these pieces! Thanks love you and your blog!!