Eat, cozy, clean and organize! That pretty much sums up yesterday! We spent the better part of the day in pajamas, then got motivated to start cleaning up the gigantic mess left by a good Christmas and even organized the playroom, James’ room, AND the toys in the living room! I guess it’s the big annual clean-up, because we did the same thing last year, but on that day last year, we took down the Christmas decor too. I think we’ll get around part to that next weekend! I’m not ready to let it go yet- plus, I don’t have the energy yet to take everything down!
I also started browsing the after Christmas online sales with a special eye on the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale with markdowns up to 60% on women, men and kids! It’s not as fabulous as the Anniversary Sale- but there are still some great deals! Time to cash in those gift cards, ladies!! #thankyouverymuch
BEST OF THE
NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE
Lush V-Neck Tee was $24, now $14
This tee is an everyday casual fave that looks especially cute with a mini front tuck. It fits TTS.
Peplum Tee (in navy stripe) was $39, now $23
You can never go wrong with a peplum hem, it adds that extra bit of interest to an otherwise ordinary top.
Striped Boatneck Top was $39, now $23
I’m a big fan of a boatneck top and this sweatshirt looks cozy and cute with a nod to nautical with the blue and white stripes.
Free People Tee XS was $48, now $28
I always get lots of compliments and “where did you get that?” when I wear this top. I almost didn’t keep it because it fits big, but ended up liking the slouchy, relaxed vibe.
Plaid Top was $78, now $46
Y’all saw this top recently in my 5 Black Jeans Outfits. It’s fitted and
I’m smitten with all four tops below- all marked way down!
Satin Ruffle Tank was $59, now $35
I’m suddenly feeling like I’d need a spray tan to rock this tank, but I love the satin and ruffles. Just add skinny jeans, heels and accessories (with a blazer for chilly nights) you’re good to go for a night out!
Zella Lace-Up Pullover was $69, now $41
Don’t this top look cozy? It’s a cute touch with the lace up front!
Suede Moto Jacket (in black and spice) was $198, now $112
One of my favorite splurges has been this suede moto jacket! I’m pretty sure I paid full price for it (dang!) but you can get it for way less now!
Insulated Jacket was $180, now $89
I’m looking at you, cold weather! This jacket has a feminine, fitted silhouette and ribbed collar with pockets. I adore this snazzy neutral color, but it also comes in 3 other colors.
Over the Knee Boots was $239, now $119
This darling pair of OTK boots has been drastically reduced and the quality is very good on them. I tried them on during the Anniversary sale and came close to buying them, but I couldn’t buy everything I wanted!
OTK Boots was $189, now $79
I did choose this pair that looked slimmer on my frame and I’m super happy with them! I’m currently wearing them every chance I get!
Flannel Lounge Pants was $39, now $23
Merry Kissmas was $68, now $40 (more styles)
Nightshirt was $48, now $28 (more styles)
TOP 15 FASHION PICKS OF 2017
And continuing the 2017 recap, the items y’all loved the most (that are still currently available) are:
- Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan
- Linen Cardigan
- LOFT red and white tunic
- Burnout Sweatshirt
- T-Shirt Dress
- Red V-Day Dress
- AG Jeans
- Crop Joggers
- Boyfriend Shorts
- Slip On Sneakers
- Nike Flyknit Sneaker
- Seamless Panties
- Perfect T-Shirt Bra
- Best Strapless Bra
This one tops my list of favorites finds in 2017 too! I can’t believe it took me so long to get on the Barefoot Dreams train! I wear this cardigan both lounging around the house and as another layer outside. It’s the coziest thing and I love it so much I bought it for my BFFs, Mom, SIL and MIL! I even bought the leopard throw blanket (20% off now) and my mom got the long robe for Christmas!
This cardigan is lightweight and the longer length is super elongating, even for a short girl! 😉 It comes in regular & petite and so many pretty colors! I’m wearing XSP. Now of course, I want the pale pink one!
This tunic is adorable and has a red hem detail. It’s also long enough for leggings. #Yaaaaasss I’m wearing regular XS.
You guys definitely share my love of cozy and this burnout sweatshirt has that super kitteny-soft inside! It runs big, so size down for a slimmer fit.
This little t-shirt dress is incredibly versatile and under $50! They keep coming out in even more colors, so be careful or you’ll end up with one of each! #butwhoscounting! See 5 ways to wear the black one here and more ways to style the navy one here.
This little va-va voom dress was in the running for Valentine’s Day and y’all voted YES for it! It’s under $50 🎉 and also comes in black and navy. Fits TTS with lots of stretch, I’m wearing XS.
These jeans keep coming in and out of stock, but if you’ve been here long, you know they are my fave for making you look long and lean. They fit TTS without any gaping in the waist and because they have a raw edge hem, you can trim them to you desired length with scissors.
These joggers are the ultimate in comfort for running around or just piddling around the house on the weekend. They are super lightweight with a stretchy waistband, tie waist and zip pockets. I got lucky and scored the black crop joggers in XXS, but I’m wearing XS in the green and they’re a little big on me.
This pair of jean shorts were probably my most worn item of clothing in 2017. They were just that perfectly worn in short that went with everything during our super hot Houston summer. They were sold out forever, but I saw they just got restocked in a couple of sizes.
These slip on sneaks have also been worn to death, but they’re still in great shape because the quality is there. They passed the walking around in NYC test with flying colors and you can wear them with or without socks.
I became a huge fan of the flyknit sneaker a few years ago when I was running a lot. When I run at home, I’m jogging on the street or sidewalk, and that can be really hard on your feet, ankles, knees, back, etc. But, when I started running in these shoes, I felt so much more cushioned. It doesn’t feel like you’re running barefoot or like most of my shoes that feel very protective, but more stiff; this shoe feels cushiony, but still very stable. It’s my favorite running shoe I’ve tried by far. The pink are sold out, but the black are still available.
Y’all loved this swimsuit and I do too! In fact, seeing this picture from our trip to New Orleans is making ready for Spring/Summer again!
Hands down, the.best. strapless bra I’ve ever tried! It stays put and actually keeps the girls up. With this bra, your wardrobe options open up considerably! I’ve had mine for several years now and it’s still going strong. I wash it in the regular washing machine and if I remember I’ll take it out and lay it flat to dry, but it’s usually 50/50 that I remember. This is the bra I wear with anything I don’t want the possibility of straps showing, especially strapless tops and dresses. You’ll really thank me on this one! Wear it with off-shoulder sweaters, dresses, and cold shoulder tops.
MORE AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES
And if you happen to be sitting at home in your pajamas today (like we are!) you might want to take advantage of these after Christmas sales from the comfort of your couch!
LOFT • 50% off everything
ANTHROPOLOGIE • Extra 30% sale items
EXPRESS • Additional 30% off sale items!
GAP • 40% Off your purchase online + Extra 20% off
JCREW • Extra 30% Off
OLD NAVY • 20% off your order!
Have a great day, friends!