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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!

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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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POLKA DOTS & SOCK BOOTIES

Fall is in full swing and temperatures are even starting to drop slightly here in SoCal. Two of my favorite Fall trends happening right now are polka dots and sock booties. My husband (aka photographer) actually told me “are you wearing socks with your shoes?” and I laughed and replied “they are actually sock booties!” I guess I should be happy he noticed how they are suppose to look? I found this pair from Jeffrey Campbell surprisingly comfortable thanks to the neoprene material. I admit I tried to rock the white leather booties that are super trendy right now but they just weren’t very comfortable to me, especially compared to the black neoprene ones. And I’m really scared of getting the white ones dirty lol. Anyway, I’m so happy Nordstrom has so many options I can try and in so many different price points. And I’m even happier they offer trend dresses like this polka dot dress in size XS for petite gals like me :).

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Fashion, Spring

SLEEVELESS & STRIPED

I previously wore this pretty sleeveless trench as a dress with high boots for Fall but here I’m showing how to wear it differently as an outer layer and as a great Spring transition piece. I paired it with one of my closet must-haves – an easy-to-wear striped dress that pretty much goes with anything. I especially love packing this dress when I travel because there are so many ways to wear it. Going into Spring, I’m also wearing a lot of booties and peep-toed shoes as I’m storing some of the bigger boots for next Fall. Here I’m wearing this comfy pair from Naturalizer and if you use my code LNL20 at checkout, you can save 20% off!

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SUEDE OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

One of the struggles of being a petite gal is finding a pair of tall boots that actually fits! I recently found these gorgeous suede over the knee boots that surprisingly fit my small calves from Nordstrom. I just love the light tan color that goes well with a majority of my Fall pieces. I have been finding so many amazing fall shoes from Nordstrom including these adorable open toe booties and these block heel suede sandals. I completed this fall inspired look with this versatile checkered wrap from Madewell that I can comfortably wear as a cape or a layered as a scarf. I love finding pieces that create so many options!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Greylin – size XS
Scarf/Wrap – Madewell
Crossbody Bag – Kate Spade
Over the Knee Boots – Franco Sarto also love these wedge over the knee boots
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Check out some of my other favorite boots for Fall from Nordstrom in a great range of prices and in these versatile Fall colors:

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. As always, all thoughts, opinions and styling are my own. Thanks for supporting me and my sponsors!

Fashion, Travel

COLD WEATHER LAYERS

Here is my second look from a fun getaway in Mammoth! I must be honest – I’m not much of a snowboarder or skier (I’m very scared of heights) but I LOVE the snow so it was fun to ride the gondola up to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful weather! It was a bit windy up top so I made sure to wear lots of layers to keep warm.

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SNOWY DAYS

This weekend, we squeezed in some R&R by spending a fun weekend in Mammoth with some of our friends. We had a great time enjoying the beautiful snow, taking photos (of course), eating a lot (of course) and just hanging out in our cozy cabin. Being from Southern California, I don’t get to dress up in winter layers that often, so it’s kind of fun to dress for the cold weather (sometimes). I’m finally getting more mileage out of my Hunter Tour Boots (please rain more SoCal) and my comfy and warm winter parka from ASOS that actually comes in petite sizes and has a cute detachable fur hoodie. Don’t miss out – ASOS is having a great SALE where you can save $50 off if you spend $200 or more with code FRESH50! You can get this parka and that lace midi dress I raved about in my previous post!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Winter ParkaASOS in size 00P, get $50 off if you spend $200 or more with code FRESH50.
Also love this parka from Uniqlo
Plaid Flannel DressMorning Lavender
Leggings – Uniqlo
Boots – Hunter Tour Boots
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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Fashion, Spring

MAUVE SWING DRESS

I love this easy-to-wear swing dress that comes in a variety of pretty colors from Nordstrom. I chose this pretty mauve color that is very in trend right now and it’s also the perfect color to transition from Winter to Spring. Swing dresses are so versatile and comfortable that it’s hard not to want to wear it all of the time! I love adding accessories to dress up the look a bit since the dress itself is so simple.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Lush in size X-Small
Hat – Nordstrom – on sale for $17!
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Boots – Sam Edelman last year find similar HERE and HERE
Handbag – Chloe

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FALL SWEATER DRESS & SCARF

You may recognize this look from the new Morning Lavender Fall Lookbook I curated and styled. I loved this look so much that I decided to keep it for myself (trust me it’s hard not to want to keep everything when you own a boutique) and share that we don’t need models’ bodies to rock the same look. It’s true our model Megan looks so much better wearing it but I have learned to be happy with my petite frame and comfortable with the fact that there are things I just can’t wear or pull off with my short stature. Sometimes I think about starting a blog where I would share “what I would wear if I were normal size”. I mean there are so many cute styles that would be perfect if I were just 4 inches taller! I guess that’s why I started Morning Lavender – so I can style regular, everyday women the way I would want to dress! And every time we do a photoshoot or lookbook, it’s like I get to play dress up on a life size doll.

Anyway, I finally found this navy swing sweater dress that doesn’t look like it’s swallowing me up and is both flattering and so very comfortable. When I curated it for the shop, I especially loved the dress because of the high neck, long sleeves and slightly flared style of the dress. It really is the perfect Fall dress! To make the dress even more flattering on my frame, I added a belt to show more shape. I wore it purposely high on the waist to make my torso look shorter and the rest of me longer. I have also been loving the look of over-the-knee-boots, which elongates your legs as well. The scarf is a tad oversized for me but I think it framed the look well and added something different and playful to the outfit! Plus you can never go wrong with plaid this season! I do feel like I should be in London or somewhere more Fall than Orange County.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Sweater DressMorning Lavender in size Small
Plaid ScarfMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Bow Belt – Old ASOS find similar from Morning Lavender
Boots – Sam Edelman last year find similar HERE and HERE
Crossbody Bag – Madewell

Be sure to check out the rest of the lookbook! I had so much fun coming up with this romantic fall collection and I hope you fall in love with it too! Click below to view the lookbook!