Wild Wardrobe - My Leopard Wardrobe Picks

I will admit, I am a creature of habit when it comes to my wardrobe. I’m a neutrals girl and although I’m trying to get better with adding color, I can never pass up a good neutral piece. But, even if you are like me, your closet doesn’t need to be boring! One of the best ways to keep it fun but stay within your neutral zone is to add a print! And this year, LEOPARD PRINT is all the rage.

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There are actually a lot of animal prints in the fall previews but leopard is by far my favorite. It’s fun but doesn’t need to be loud and gives you different color tones, depending on the pieces you choose. I’ve rounded up all of my current favorite leopard print pieces for your fall wardrobe in this post. Whether it’s for work or lounging around, there’s something for everyone and most things are under $100 and many are on sale!

Xoxo - Jamie

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Fashion Picks and Shopping Tips!

You have probably heard (especially If you are on Instagram) that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is HERE! It is one of the most anticipated sales of the entire year and for good reason. If you’ve never shopped it before or don’t know much about it, here’s why everyone gets so kicked up when it’s time for the sale and my TIPS to shop it!

Keep Scrolling through this post to check out all of my 2019 Anniversary Sale Picks!

Keep Scrolling through this post to check out all of my 2019 Anniversary Sale Picks!

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MY TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE SALE

  1. Fall Items at a BIG discount! - This is probably the biggest reason people shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Usually during the summer, you’ll find stores clearing out and discounting spring and summer items in order to make room for the fall arrivals. But, during the Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom discounts tons of new items for the fall that have never hit store shelves and it is the perfect time to stock up on fall and winter essentials, build your capsule collection, or score a $$$ designer item at a fraction of the cost.

  2. Card Holders Shop Early - Nordstrom card holders also are able to shop the sale before if opens to the public for an entire week! This means that if you have a Nordstrom card of any kind (which by the way is free to sign up for and has no yearly fees) you get priority on all of the great sale items. The reason having a card is a big part of this sale is because the great items and deals SELL OUT FAST. Last year, Nordstrom didn’t restock a lot of items after the sale opened to the public so if you waited, you missed out. If you don’t have a card, it’s not too late to sign up.

  3. When Can I Shop the Sale? - Everyone can shop the sale TODAY, Friday, July 19th starting at 12:30 EST.

  4. How do I get the items I want? - The best approach is to know what you are looking for! Go through your closet. Do you need a new pair of jeans or want to update your fall jackets? Or maybe you are looking for new gym gear. Whatever, it may be, make a list before the sale and know what you want to buy. This blog post will show you many of the things that I think are worth purchasing this time around, but it is by no means an exhaustive list and many of the things that will be on sale, aren’t available to preview yet! So, especially if you are shopping the public sale, keep tabs during the week before of what is still in stock and what isn’t. Also, buy now, think later! I know it’s not typically the approach most take to shopping but with this sale and the fact Nordstrom has an amazing return policy (and free returns) buy what you think you might want and then figure out later if you REALLY want it! Chances are if you don’t, someone else will snag it!


My Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

UPDATED at 12:25 PM EST (5 Min before Public Access)

Loving this Something Navy Hat paired with this BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket and cami, Blank NYC Jeans and Treasure & Bond mules

Loving this Something Navy Hat paired with this BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket and cami, Blank NYC Jeans and Treasure & Bond mules

I will categorize my picks for the sale depending on the types of items (shoes, coats, etc.) Be sure to check back periodically as I will continue to update this post!

SHOES

Who doesn’t love a good pair of shoes? In this sale, there are too many to count. With everything from mules to sneakers, these shoes are deeply discounted. For shoes, I have picked mostly versatile pairs that can be worn with many different outfits.

JACKETS/COATS/BLAZERS

I think the jackets and coats offered during the Anniversary Sale are hands down, my favorite items every year. Last year I bought three different ones and they became a staple in my fall and winter wardrobe. One item that was a big hit last year and is showing up again this year is the TEDDY BEAR COAT! I’ve chose some of my favorite teddy coats and other jackets from this year’s sale. And don’t forget, most of these come in other colors as well!

SWEATERS

Sweaters and especially cardigans are a big part of the sale every year. You’ll find that these items tend to go faster than many of the other pieces and there will definitely be new ones released when the sale starts. Everything from leopard print to bold colors is fair game for this fall and winter. Check out my picks below!

EVERYDAY BASICS

One thing I love to stock up on during this sale is everyday basics. These are pieces like t-shirts, thermals, camis, solids, etc. that can become part of a “capsule” wardrobe and can be worn over and over again. I’m recapping just a few but trust me, there will be a TON more available once the sale starts and like sweaters, these will go fast.

WORKWEAR

This year I wanted to feature some workwear - mostly great dresses that can be paired with a blazer or cardigan or worn on their own as a conservative but flattering look. I’ve also included a few more “fun” pieces in my picks. My workwear picks are geared toward a more conservative work environment because that is the reality of my profession and I sometimes find it’s hard to find pieces that still look feminine without feeling like they are inappropriate for the workplace.

JEANS/PANTS

This sale is a great time to stock up on your favorite jeans and pants at a fraction of the cost. You’ll find big name brands like AG, Paige, Good American, and more!

ATHLEISURE

What’s a good sale without some athleisure wear? We know we all wear it (I live in it) so why not find it for a crazy good price?

ACCESSORIES

You can’t have a great outfit without some accessories, am I right?! There’s some great hats and sunglasses in the sale this year so keep your eye out for those while shopping if you’re in the market for them!

HOME

The Anniversary Sale doesn’t just include deals on fashion, there are a TON of great deals on home items. These super soft bath towels are my absolute favorite home item in the sale, they will last you for years and your guests will think they are at luxury hotel! I’m also snagging this cute shower curtain for our latest bathroom renovation - the added tassels are so fun! And, my FAVORITE CANDLES EVER from Anthropologie are on sale too!

BEAUTY

Let’s round out this post with some awesome beauty deals! This is the best time to buy beauty sets and to try new products without committing to buying a large quantity. Or, if you LOVE something, you can snag great sets at amazing prices. My favorite YSL Lip Colors and Glosses are a steal!


Phewww, that was a lot! Also, if you are shopping the sale, please do so through my blog page or through following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it APP (search "ahintofgoldblog” and follow me, then instantly shop my posts on the app). Your support means the world to me and the small commission I make through your shopping the sale from my page, allows me to keep this blog going and run fun things like giveaways and events!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave a comment, email me, or DM me on Instagram or Facebook! Oh and make sure you are following me on my Instagram page so you don’t miss anything on the sale in the next week!

Happy Shopping!

XoXo - Jamie

Give Me All The CAMO + CHRLDR Sale!

Don’t you just love how trends come back around? I remember when I was in middle school camo was cool, and then it wasn’t. But, it is back again and I think it might stick around longer this time! The days of the one style camouflage print are over and it isn’t just for hiding yourself in the woods anymore. I personally have added so many camo pieces to my closet throughout this year, so it’s going down in my book as one of the TOP 2018 Trends!

That being said, one of the pieces i’ve added is this Cropped Camo Sweatshirt from CHRLDR (pronounced Cheerleader) - I’m wearing size XS and there are pants to match! I’m also so exciting to be partnering with this brand as an affiliate and sharing great pieces from their new collections - stay tuned for more to come!

SHOP THIS CAMO CROPPED SWEATSHIRT BELOW! On SALE!

SHOP THIS CAMO CROPPED SWEATSHIRT BELOW! On SALE!

If you are looking for the softest sweatshirts ever and stylish, luxury activewear, you must check CHRLDR out!

Though December 31st (aka TODAY) they are having a MAJOR SALE!

40% off orders under $400 and 70% off orders over $400!

and…FREE SHIPPING ON ALL U.S. Orders over $50

ENTER CODE: BOXINGDAY at Checkout (if it doesn’t automatically add)

I’ve rounded up my favorite picks from this mega sale below!

Just click on the pictures to shop the looks.

HAPPY SHOPPING and Happy New Year!

XoXo - Jamie

Weekend Look

This morning (the baby’s 4:30 am wake up call) called for an easy outfit and a VENTI cappuccino! 

HINT: Click on this photo to shop this look!

HINT: Click on this photo to shop this look!

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Fall Wedding Looks by Bardot

Some of the most beautiful weddings happen in the fall. With the changing leaves, the perfect days  and crisp fall air at night it is the setting for an awesome wedding. I recently attended a beautiful outdoor fall wedding for my dear friend and needed the perfect dress for the formal, outdoor event. I found some of the BEST fall dress picks from the designer Bardot, so many in fact that I’ve decided to dedicate this post exclusively to Bardot picks for fall wedding dresses! 

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The Bardot dress I wore to the wedding was a perfect fall shade! The burgundy/deep Merlot color goes so well with the rustic/boho chic backdrop of this wedding and the outdoor setting. I loved the lace detail on the dress to add some texture to the already beautiful color and the adjustable straps allow it to be worn without a bra!  Score! 

I paired this dress with a nude chunky heel but you could wear a black, silver, gold or even a burgundy or brown heel with this. One tip I have for any outdoor wedding is to find a heel that isn’t “spike” like, you will save both your shoes and your ankles when you aren’t sinking into the grass all night! 

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This dress also goes perfectly with a ton of men’s suits in lots of colors. My husband found this fun burgundy color suit which actually inspired me to find a matching dress. It was a great match without looking like we were going to prom and it brings some fun to a suit by steering away from the traditional blue or black. 

I’ve linked this dress below for you and I wore a size XS. It comes in several colors as well which are all great choices for fall or winter.  

Bardot has so many awesome dresses it was hard for me to just choose one. So, I’ve linked some top picks for you all below (some of which are on mega sale!) and they come in so many color options. They easily transition from season to season as well and can be paired with many different wrap scarves for those chilly fall nights! 

Happy Wedding Season!!  

XoXo - Jamie  

Teddy Bear Coats For Fall

Happy Friday! Now I get that it is like 90 degrees out today, but I just wanted to quickly post about a trend I'm seeing everywhere for fall....Teddy Bear Coats!  I've seen new lines, designers, etc. releasing these furry and comfy coats in their fall collections and honestly, I'm all about it! I purchased this Teddy Bear Coat from Nordstrom for fall because 1) I loved the camel color and 2) it looked like the comfiest thing in the world!  It does not disappoint because it totally is and I cannot wait to wear it when the weather cools off a bit.  Normally I'm all about summer, but this year I'm really welcoming fall and hoping we have a nice long one! 

You can shop this amazing coat and the entire look below to get a jump start on your fall wardrobe! 

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