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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Dressing Room Diaries

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 dressing room diaries

Happy Friday!! Alright ya’ll, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 is officially open to the public!  I hit up my local store a couple times this week, and I thought it would be fun to take you guys shopping with me. Even though I purchase most online, I still love to go in store and see things up close and personal.  I always find items that I totally skimmed over online and end up loving!

My store was already slim pickings on sizes for some things.  My plan for this is to grab the next size to see if I like the overall look and fit and then order online. I’m sharing the sizes I am wearing in the photos, and how I felt about the fit of each for you. For a few pieces, I’m also sharing a few thoughts and opinions.

I hope ya’ll enjoy my dressing room diaries and Happy Nordstrom Sale Shopping!

Fall Outfit | Plaid Off the Shoulder Top | Hudson Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Off the Shoulder Plaid Top (Size M / Fit I’d prefer a Small) |  Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

IN LOVE with this top! It’s so soft and very easy to move in for an off the shoulder style.  The fit was a little big, but it still held up on my shoulders.

I was considering a black pair from this jean brand, so I tried these on just for fit and fell in love! They are comfy but still super skinny.

Winter Outfit | Burgundy Cold Shoulder Sweater | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Burgundy Cold Shoulder Tunic Sweater (Size S / Fit Runs Big)  |Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This sweater is so cute and cozy, but definitely runs really big!!  It also comes in black.

Winter Outfit | Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater | Nordstrom Anniversay Sale 2017 | Lady in Violet

Black Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater (Size S / Fit TTS)

A lightweight sweater perfect for early winter/late fall.  Also comes in a light purple.

Fall Outfit | Maroon Long Cardigan | White Tee | Layered Outfit | Lady in Violet

** Top Seller of the Sale**  Long Maroon Cardigan (Size XS /  Fit I went down a size to XS)

I had to stop myself from buying all the colors, love this cardigan!  It’s been a popular and quick seller.

Casual Outfit | Ruffle Sleeveless Top | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Gray Ruffle Sleeveless Blouse  (Size S / Fit TTS)

Fall Outfit | Black Cold Shoulder Blouse | Suede Mini Skirt | Lady in Violet

Black Cold Shoulder Blouse (Size M / Fit A little bulky in the middle might order a S)  |  Suede Mini Skirt (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This skirt is the most fabulous thing I tried on.  It fit like a glove.

Fall Outfit | Red Plaid Top | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Plaid Tunic (Size S / Fit TTS but VERY long)  |  Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This plaid has a super cute floral print mixed in on the sleeves and back, but it was just WAY too long for me.

Fall Outfit | Striped Off the Shoulder Button down top | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Striped Off the Shoulder Button Down Top (Size M / Fit No give in the off the shoulder portion, and M was a little tight and L too big)

This top will either fit or it won’t.   I found the medium to be a bit too snug, and the L was too big on my arms.

Cocktail Holiday Dress | White Lace Shift Dress | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale White Lace Dress ( Size S /  Fit TTS, but not meant for a petite 5’3 gal – too long)

Fall Outfit | Purple Off the Shoulder Top | Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Purple Off the Shoulder Top (Size S / Fit TTS)

Ok, I think this top is so much prettier in person.  It’s a gorgeous satin material with a great loose fit.

Winter Outfit | Long Beige Cardigan | Casual Outfit | Lady in Violet

Long Beige Duster Cardigan (Size XS / Fit I sized down to XS)  |  Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

Soft, Warm and Cozy, all the things a cardigan should be.

Work Outfit | Gingham Fit and Flare Dress | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Plaid Fit and Flare Dress (Size 4 / Fit TTS)

I liked the overall fit and look of this dress, but it had some odd darting on the drop waist portion that just was off on me.

Winter Outfit | Black Cold Shoulder Blouse Maroon Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet

Black Cold Shoulder Blouse (Size M / Fit a little bulky in the middle might order a S)  |  Maroon Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

This jean brand can do no wrong, and these jeans are a testament to that.  Perfect fit and gorgeous color.

Fall Layered Outfit | Cardigan | White Tee | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Cardigan (Size S / Fit TTS)  |  Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

I grabbed this cardigan without looking at the price tag….  It’s really cute, high quality, and comfy, but not worth the $100 tag in my opinion.

Work Outfit | Floral Dress | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Floral Work Dress (Size XS / Fit I sized down to XS)

Fall Casual Outfit | Yellow Striped Tee | Dark Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Yellow Striped Tee (Size S / Fit TTS)  | Dark High Waist Skinny Jeans (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

I want all the colors of this tee!! Love the fit of it.  I was worried it would be see through, but I didn’t notice my bra in this lighter shade. You can see the darker jean color peeking through though.  I might also buy the scoopneck version.

Fall Outfit | Black Sleeveless Turtleneck | Suede Skirt | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Black Turtleneck Blouse (Size M / Fit Runs Big – I think I need an XS)  |  Suede Skirt (Size 27 / Fit TTS)

Oh did I mention the skirt has pockets!!!!

There you go, a tiny peek into my shopping trip at Nordstrom.  I had a few misses including this jacket which was WAY too big.  I tried on the XS and it swallowed me.  Also, these jeans were cute but the fit was just a tad unflattering on me and too long maybe if I went down one size.  This sweater was a huge NO!  The extra long sleeves were just too much for me.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed this post.  As I mentioned yesterday, it’s way different than my normal posts, but I thought it would be really fun to share the shopping side and not just the end result of pretty outfit idea pictures.  You can see more of my favorite pics over on my Nordstrom Sale page.

Green and Blue Striped Midi Dress

Summer Work Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Straw Clutch with Tassel | Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Green and Blue Striped Midi Dress | Summer Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Nude Summer Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Work Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Hello Lovelies! I’m sharing this gorgeous striped midi dress a day earlier than my normal posting schedule because I have something super fun planned for tomorrow’s post.  Let’s just say it’s something I have never done here on the blog before and it’s all about the first day of public access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  So check back tomorrow for all the excitement.

But today, let’s talk about this green and blue striped stunner.  This striped midi dress caught my eye, and I could not stop thinking about it.  I love the blue and green color combo and the different shades of green.  The way the stripes and colors work together is just so effortless and gorgeous.  I felt like this is one of those dresses that is so simple yet still an eye catcher.

It’s the perfect summer work dress and would also be perfect to wear to a bridal or baby shower.  I have worn this to work already, and it is also really comfy.  I liked that the band across the stomach wasn’t overly tight.   I did however realize that this dress works best with a strapless bra.  Multiple times throughout the day I had to re-hide my bra straps from peeking out the sides.

For a few different styling ideas, you can add a denim jacket to make this dress more casual or a white blazer for a more professional look.

Alright ya’ll, I will see you back here tomorrow for some Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fun.  Thanks for swinging by today!

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Striped Midi Dress |  Stecy Sandals  |  c/o Sonata Bag **On Sale for $99**  |  Gold Drop Earrings  |  Pave Links Bracelet | Similar Gold Bangle  |  Rayban Aviators |  Nails: Essie Minimalistic

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Work Wear | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Green and Blue Striped Midi Dress | Summer Outfit for Bridal Shower | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Straw Clutch | Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Stecy Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit for Shower | Striped Midi Dress | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Midi Dress | Work Wear for Women
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Bow Tie Tank Top & Link Up

Summer Outfit | Striped Tank Top | Distressed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Summer Outfit | Striped Sleeveless Top | Gold Drop Earrings | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Distressed Jeans | Pink Block Heel Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Bow Tie Tank Top | Summer Outfit | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Casual Summer Outfit | Striped Tank Top | Pink Block Heel Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Happy Happy Tuesday and Link Up Day!!  Ya’ll is this not the cutest little tank top for summer!  I love that it has the little surprise bow detail in the back.  When I found it online, I was of course drawn to the stripes. But when I saw that bow, it was immediate add to cart.  One other thing I like is that the bow also can be adjusted to make the top sit higher up or a bit tighter if you would like.

Ok so this top would of course be perfect with shorts and wedges, but I just had to pair it with a fun pair of pink block heel sandals.  I love this outfit for a casual night out. The heels add a fun touch of glam to the look to spice it up a little.  This pair has since sold out since I purchased in the spring, so I linked a similar pair if you need a fun and comfy summer heel.

It’s also Style File Link Up Day, so keep on scrolling for more outfit inspiration!

| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Bow Tie Tank  |  Similar Distressed Jeans  | Similar Block Heels  |  Reversible Tote  |  Sophee Earrings  |  Pave Links Bracelet  |  Similar Gold Bangle  |  Rayban Aviators  |  Nails: Essie Minimalistic

Summer Outfit | Bow Tie Tank Top | Pink Heels | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Tank Top | Distressed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Distressed Jeans | Pink Block Heel Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Tank Top | Distressed Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Striped Tank Top | Pink Block Heels Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

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Gray Striped Halter Top with a Peplum

Summer Outfit | Gray Striped Halter Top | Long Silver Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Outfit | White Skinny Jeans | Neutral Heeled Sandals | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Gray Peplum Top | White Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Happy Friday!! So who already did some damage at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale??? Raising both my hands right now. 🙂  If you shopped online yesterday, you probably already know, but Nordstrom’s site went down yesterday morning and for many it was down most of the day.  I was finally able to get my purchase in after work, and I am so excited with my first order of the sale! Did anyone go to the store yesterday?? I did last year and it was madness, so I was happy to shop from my computer this year, even if I had to wait out the technical problems.  Yesterday, I posted about my predictions for some of the top selling (aka will probably sell out) items of the sale, you can check it out HERE.  I’m also sharing a little look inside my shopping cart below.

OK enough Nordstrom sale talk, let’s discuss this outfit.  This gray striped halter top is the cutest top for summer.  I have been majorly crushing on all things gray for a few months now, and I have always loved a good stripe.  This top put both of those things together for a match made in heaven.

The halter top design has been a summer favorite style of mine for YEARS!  I think it looks really flattering on a variety of people.  The high shoulder cut can really help give you the look of a more defined shoulder which I think can also make your arms look a little more toned. It’s just a great overall silhouette in my opinion.  FYI On this top, It does run big, so I would definitely size down.

What goes better with gray than white, am I right?!?  This top does look cute with black jeans and shorts, but I think white skinny jeans are really the perfect pairing.   Since the top has a bit of volume, I chose my simple Stecy sandal over wedges. I think the simple sandal really helps offset the volume of the peplum a bit.

Alright you guys, have a wonderful weekend! If you have shopped the Nordstrom sale, leave me a comment and let me know what you bought! I’m always so interested to see just what people buy in a major sale like this one.  Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Outfit | Gray Striped Peplum Top | White Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Gray Striped Halter Top | Julie Vos Coin Pendant Necklace | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Summer Dinner Outfit | Gray Peplum Top | White Skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

Summer Outfit | Gray Striped Halter Top | White skinny Jeans | Lady in Violet | Houston Style Blogger

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