What I ordered from the #NSale on a Budget

It’s that time of year again, the time where it’s hotter than ever but suddenly everyone is dreaming of booties, moto jackets and Nordstrom’s new Fall pieces. We’re crazy right?! Well we’re also women and I think it comes with the territory. 😜

Don’t get me wrong I love Nordstrom just as much as the next girl, but each year I often wonder if the Nordstrom sale is overplayed. Each year though I find myself combing through the pages and pages of new arrivals and adding way too many things to my shopping cart. I have to say it really is just that good. 

I must admit I had to purchase with extreme caution this year. With our move about a week away and the list of furniture we need looming over my head, I felt guilty purchasing anything! I tried to resist as long as possible, but Sunday morning temptation defeated, I placed my order..

Here’s what made it’s way into my heart cart.. 

Lash Enhancing Serum Duo // One of the messages/questions I receive most is about my eyelashes and honestly it couldn’t be a better compliment. My sister and I are both obsessed with lashes and I could easily spend 30+ minutes applying the perfect mascara job. I have had fake lashes in the past and must say they were nice while I had them but ultimately not worth it in my opinion. First, they were HORRIBLE for my natural lashes. So bad that when I removed them, I literally had 4 lashes on each eye and a ‘post wedding, sure RJ didn’t know who he actually married’ meltdown. I’ve been using this serum to grow my lashes back and it’s a miracle worker. I couldn’t resist stocking up while it’s on sale. I justify this purchase by only using drugstore mascara but luckily I’ve found the best dupe — Maybelline Volume Express

Airmax Thea Sneaker // I am fully behind this sneaker trend happening lately. I love pairing my sneaks’ with anything and everything from athleisure errand outfits to date night in a dressed down dress. These all black beauties have the slightest snakeskin texture perfect for making a statement and the brown rubber toe is perfect to tie together a mix of neutrals (think a brown sweater with black leggings and a brown tote!). These are the perfect purchase that you can start wearing now and all year long! 

T3 Blow Dryer // I’ve officially deemed ‘Purchasing a Higher End Blow Dryer’ as graduating into your 20’somethings. Seriously, I used to grab the cheapest blow dryer possible at Walgreens up until a couple years ago. I finally splurged on a semi-decent dryer and the world changed. I never realized how big of a difference it actually makes!! I’ve been wanting to try the T3 dryer and shocked to see it in the sale. If you’re curious why a nicer dryer makes for nicer hair– think less drying time, better for your hair aka less damaging and this one is light weight so it won’t hurt your arm! 

As crazy as it seems this is the perfect time to stock up on Fall jackets.. this year I’m loving moto jackets and couldn’t get away from the sale without this Embroidered Faux Leather Jacket and this Faux Suede Jacket both are perfect for dressing up a white tee-denim short transition combo or any outfit this fall! I love the patchwork on the first jacket and you cannot beat the price on the second one!

Quay Needing Fame 65mm Aviators // These are my favorite sunglasses of all time and I almost died when I realized they were released in THREE new colors for Fall & part of the sale. At only $35, these oversized sunnies are cheaper than a night out. I had the hardest time choosing a color and tbh might end up purchasing another pair before the sale is over. Be still my Oversized Sunny Loving Heart

Choker Lace Shift Dress // I’m not one to look for trendy pieces in the #NSale, just because I like to use my money to stock up on transitional basics but this dress is so cute and the price is oh, so right. “Wear now and later” is both my love language and the perfect excuse to splurge, if you call $38 a splurge! I love the white but the blush is Fall’s it color and perfect for any weddings on the agenda. 

Leopard Poncho // This is another piece that could be considered trendy but I am a lover of all things comfortable, casual and throw on-able aka a poncho that will dress up a leggings + tee combo or pair perfectly with a sweater dress. With a price like this and the unique oversized leopard spots, I could not resist this adorable piece!! Ps. this style poncho is my all time fave for traveling, it’s basically like wearing an adorable, snuggle-y blanket! 

Moto Denim Leggings // These are such a great staple piece and only $30!! These babies look like denim but fit like leggings and make my inner lazy girl so happy. I love the way they can be dressed up or down. The #NSale is a great time to stock up on denim, shop all the sale denim here.

Crystal Embellished Slip On Sneakers // Ok, ok I admit I started slipping out of ‘NECESSITIES’ and into things that I would love to see in my closet. I eye balled similar sneakers all last year and couldn’t resist when I saw these. Once again, anything that I can dress up or down and quickly throw on becomes a favorite of mine. I know I’ll get a ton of wear out of these. 

High Waist Moto Athletic Leggings // Unlike the pair of leggings above, these are actual athletic material BUT are also cute enough to pair with sweaters/tops/etc. Win, win am I right?! I couldn’t resist these for both half marathon training that leads to ‘Why did I sign up for this?’ date night drinks attire. 

Free People Strappy Bralette // Let’s be real, I don’t really need any more bralettes but at $12 and Free People quality, I couldn’t say no. These are perfect for little sundresses, tanks, open back sweaters and everything in between! 

Not part of the Nordy’s sale but I had to share this amazing find!! I got two of these adorable accent chairs (only $130 each!) for our living room and was SHOCKED at the price. I can’t wait for y’all to see our new house NEXT WEEK!! ahh.

What did you get from the Nordstrom sale?! There were so many good pieces it was really, really hard to control myself but I am beyond pleased with the outcome.

Happy Shopping! xo 


    • Riley Brahm
      July 24, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks Regine! Did you order anything from the #NSale?!

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