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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: What I Bought (Part 1)

As you have probably already heard, early access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just started!  I picked up a bunch of goodies from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online at the store today. This sale is great for snatching up designer goodies at lower prices and building Fall staples into your wardrobe.

I am waiting for the rest of my order to arrive to my home in the next couple of days! So, stay tuned for another post coming your way! I highly recommend purchasing items online than trying to find it in-store. It’s much easier and it’s going to save you more time.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of try-ons outfits in the comfort of my own home. As you know, items online look different than they do in-person. So, I want to make sure that I give you my honest opinion. Make sure you follow me on Instagram @LaceandLocks where I go in detail of why I love the item and how I would style it for now and for Fall. Check out my stories and highlights!

If you are interested in any of these items, click on the linked keywords or scroll to the bottom for the direct links! I also, curated some items that are close to the items I am wearing that’s in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

So here we go!!!

SHOES & ACCESSORIES
These are just some of the shoes and accessories I picked up!  I tend to gravitate towards basic colors and neutrals that I know I will wear over and over again.  My favorite items were definitely the leopard handbag and black mules.  I’m always on the hunt for good mules as it’s such a comfortable and easy shoe to wear.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Early Access

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! Nordstrom credit card holders are allowed “special” early entry to shop the Anniversary Sale both in-store and online. Don’t fear, the sale opens up to the public on July 20th. For full details, visit my Nordstrom Anniversary 2018 guide.
As you know, this is my favorite time of the year to shop, especially online! At midnight, I went on Nordstrom.com and started shopping for their amazing anniversary sale! This is such a great sale to shop online because there’s free shipping, free returns, and exchanges. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about the crowds and long lines! It’s that easy!

Here are my favorite pieces that I purchased at midnight. I could not pass on an amazing sale like this! I bought many neutral toned pieces that is perfect to wear right now in this SoCal heat and will easily to transition into Fall as well! I love pieces that you can wear year-round. Be sure to bookmark my blog as I will share with you my try-ons tomorrow!

You definitely do not want to miss out on this opportunity, because the best items sell out quickly! Happy Shopping!!! Let me know in the comments below any of your favorites from the SALE!

As always, be sure to follow me on Instagram @LaceandLocks and @ShopMorningLavender

Fashion

Lace and Lock’s Guide to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hey guys!

I wanted to take time out of my busy schedule to share with you one of my favorite sales of the year is starting this week! If you haven’t already heard all the buzz, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for card members starts this Thursday, July 12, 2018! This will give you the chance to buy brand new arrivals on sale before they go back to full-price! Prices go up August 6, 2018. As in recent years and as you can tell from last year’s post, I LOVE this sale and always find some great items to add to my wardrobe!

I want to share some tips to you that will definitely come in handy for your first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale trip! In the comments below, let me know if this helped!

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

If I haven’t stressed this enough, this is my favorite time of the year to shop at Nordstrom. And I know it’s been so freaking hot lately, but if you shop now, you can save big on brand new arrivals for the Fall/Winter. Some items are exclusive for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so you won’t be able to find the same item anywhere else. I opened a Nordstrom card for the benefits and Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’re interested in getting a card, click here to read more to see which card is right for you!

I need to know all the dates! When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 starting?

Mark this on your calendars because the Early Access Sale starts this Thursday!
Early Access for Nordstrom card members only: July 12, 2018 – July 19, 2018
Public Access: July 20, 2018 – August 5, 2018

I found the dress I really want on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog, but I don’t have time to shop in-store!

Nordstrom makes it so easy. Simply check out online and pick up your order in store. Did you know there’s curbside pick up? After checking out, use the Nordstrom iOS app to request! They will walk your purchase out to your car! That’s what I am going to do! 🙂

What if they run out of the color and/or size I want?

There were some items that I wanted to buy last year, but they didn’t have my size in the store. I’ve always had great experience with the store associates at Nordstrom. They helped me to find the size and/or color I needed by either ordering it from online or calling different Nordstrom stores. The shipping is free and return is easy!

What are your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks?

Nordstrom released the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog! There’s an online version! But, if you want a hard copy, check your mail or pick one up at a Nordstrom near you.

Here are some of my favorite styles from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I’ve already bookmarked and will definitely try to snatch up first. I love that pastels are trending for Fall and you know I can’t get enough of closed toe mules!

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FAVORITE NEW YELLOW JUMPSUIT

Hi folks!!!! First of all, Jason & I want to THANK YOU for all your thoughtful messages regarding my last post. The past 3 weeks have not been easy but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I am now off my IVF hormones and finally not feeling bloated all of the time.  My spirit and confidence are coming back and I’m starting to feel more comfortable dressing cute and sharing some #OOTD with you all.

The weather has also been super warm lately so I’m busting out my favorite items to wear for Spring – jumpsuits and rompers. Seriously I have an obsession with these adult size onesies – I probably have enough to wear one every day of the month! This new one from my boutique – Morning Lavender is my new favorite jumpsuit because (1) I’m a sucker for anything yellow and (2) because it has the most adorable bow in the back! Not to mention how comfortable this jumpsuit is – I feel like I’m wearing really chic pajamas! And yes these images were photographed by the hubs outside Morning Lavender Cafe because that’s where we spend all of our time now!

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THESE PAST 4 WEEKS

Hi friends! I’m sorry for being super MIA on the blog and on social media lately. The past 4 weeks have been the most intense 4 weeks for us both professionally and personally. We recently opened up the cafe portion of Morning Lavender OC and it has kept us super busy to say the least. In addition, we had our IVF transfer last month! I wanted to update you all so stay tuned for a super long post today! I’m also sorry if there are grammatical errors or if I’m all over the place – it has been a very long 4 weeks!

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PINK BELL SLEEVES & BOW HEELS

It’s January but I’m already looking ahead to Spring with this bright and feminine transitional look! It’s been quite hectic with work but when I get a chance to dress up or wear heels, you will usually find me in something feminine & classic. I love how fun and easy-to-wear this bright pink bell sleeve dress is and I’m wearing my favorite new pink bow shoes I got over Christmas! You guys know me – I love me a good bow shoe!

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LAYERED JACKET: 2 WAYS

Today I’m sharing a jacket I can’t stop wearing on repeat. Our Morning Lavender Elle Taupe Layered Jacket is such a fun, trendy jacket that you can wear multiple ways and here I’ve showed the jacket 2 ways: over a dress and dressed down a bit with jeans. You guys asked for more “everyday looks” so I’m going to try to show different ways to wear different looks for y’all. I honestly wear this jacket all the time and I get so many compliments on it. It’s also so soft that I’ve had strangers come up to ask me to feel my jacket…lol. We recently restocked the Elle Taupe Layered Jacket – it sold out various times so get your hands on it now if you want one!

The first look is layering the jacket over a simple black dress and pairing it with some cute black booties for a great transitional look. The jacket itself has so much focus that you don’t have to have such a busy look underneath. I’m also accessorizing the outfit with my favorite new go-to bag – the Waverly Crossbody from Lo & Sons. I bought this bag over Christmas and I LOVE it because you can also wear this bag multiple ways. It’s such a great bag for traveling because it’s petite but versatile. Here I’m wearing it as a crossbody and later on I’ll show you another way to wear it.

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Home, Life

LIFE & IVF UPDATE!

I can’t believe it’s already 2018! The past year and especially the past few months have been a whirlwind. I definitely fell behind on blogging towards the end of 2017 so I wanted to dedicate this first post to sharing what’s been happening in our busy lives. I recently did an Instagram on poll on what kind of content you guys wanted to see more of and most of you said “personal” so here goes:

HOME UPDATE
We finished up our home renovations at the end of November! It was a 4.5 month process where we lived in construction, without a kitchen and poured over every design detail. We hired a good friend’s dad as our general contractor but designed and picked out everything ourselves. This was a learning but rewarding experience. It costed and took a bit longer than we wanted but we are incredibly happy with how everything turned out and happy to finally feel “at home”. I will be doing a separate post on our home renovations shortly with some fun before and after photos. Although we are done with the renovations, the fun decorating (a.k.a. Joanna Gaines) part has just begun and I’m hoping to carve out some time to get everything done!

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HOLIDAY RED w/EXPRESS

I’ll be honest – after we started our IVF journey, I haven’t been particularly excited to dress up, which is probably why you haven’t seen much content from me in the past few weeks! I apologize for the lack of content lately as we’ve been focused on our (1) IVF and (2) new boutique and our (3) home remodel. Thank you again for all the support – it’s helped us get through this stressful time. I’m finally feeling back to myself again and after all side effects of the injections (i.e. bloating). Hurray – I can fit into my jeans again! This beautiful red dress from Express (which is currently 50% off) has me in better spirits and definitely putting me in the holiday mood! This is a great dress you can not only wear to a holiday party but also New Year’s, Valentine’s and pretty much anytime you need to feel extra good about yourself! The fit is amazing and has a sexy slit for some extra va-voom ;).

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HOME UPDATE & TOMORROW MATTRESS REVIEW

A few months ago we bought a home and started renovating the kitchen and master bath immediately. The house was built in the 60’s and although move-in ready, we wanted to update the kitchen and bath to more of our style. After living in construction for 5 months, we are finally DONE with renovations! All that’s left to do is my favorite part – get my Joanna Gaines on :). That process in itself will take a while as we have been overwhelmed with opening our new store and of course our IVF journey. We kept most of our furniture from our condo but we’ve been wanting to try out a new mattress. With all of the work and stress we put our bodies through, we realize now more than ever the importance of a good night’s sleep and a good mattress.

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