Saturday, July 20, 2019

My #NSALE Purchases

Hi, friends! I hope you're having a great weekend! If you follow me on Instagram, by now you've seen my favorite items from the Nordstrom sale and what I purchased. I wanted to be sure to compile everything on the blog, so that way it's all in one place, and easy to navigate.

I purchased some of these items, and others are on my wish list. I'm still back home with my family in Wisconsin, but when I get back to Houston this week, I will be sure to do a try on session for you. I'm really excited to see how some of these pieces fit, and to get my hands on my cozy Barefoot Dreams blanket, and light one of the Nest candles I ordered.

These are my top 40 things to shop from the Nordstrom sale. Click on any of the links above to be taken directly to the product, or hover over the collage below! If you've purchased any of them, I'd love to hear your feedback. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Look at Our Updated Living Room with High Fashion Home

I'm always looking for fun ways to spruce up our home. Whether that's completely doing out with the old and in with the new, or just switching up the color scheme, it's always fun to see a space totally transformed. Even subtle changes like decorative pillows or rugs can make a huge difference! 

Since we moved into our house three years ago, I've been on the hunt for the perfect piece of art to accent our living room. Our living room is very open and spacious, so I knew whatever I got had to be on the larger side so that it "fit" the room. I also wanted it to compliment our red brick accent wall, and bring in lots of color. 

I searched high and low for the right piece, and finally came across these three gorgeous framed canvases from High Fashion Home. High Fashion Home is one of the premier home and decor stores in Houston. Their multi-level store in Midtown is so inspiring, with such unique pieces. From furniture to chandeliers, art, and more, they have everything you can think of under one roof. Anytime I visit, I never leave empty handed! 

Prior to spotting these paintings on their website, I purchased these bold multi-color abstract face pillows from their store. They definitely are a statement maker! The canvases, titled 'Hypnotist I, II, III', work seamlessly with them, and look perfect in our living room. The three paintings look fantastic together, but would look equally good by themselves in a smaller space. All their art can be customized to make it uniquely yours! Plus, they're made in Los Angeles, and who doesn't love something made in the USA!

Whether you're in Houston, or across the country, High Fashion Home will exceed your interior decorating needs! If you're looking for something you won't find anywhere else, or the perfect hostess gift (vases, candles, etc.), be sure to check them out.  

This post was brought to you by High Fashion Home. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Ashley Nicole Style possible.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It's Almost Here - the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Happy Thursday, friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts tomorrow, Friday July 12th, at 12:30pm EST! The biggest trends I saw for fall in the catalog were chunky knits, basics, and animal print. Seriously, I was in heaven with all the python and leopard print pieces I saw.

 Each year, I cover the #nsale, but never end up ordering much besides the same things, year after year. I order essentials, like blankets, bras, candles, bath towels and jeans! I find that these items give you the most bang for you buck during the sale. Also, they're staple pieces/items that you'll use and wear year after year, versus trendy items. Be sure to check out the end of this post for my 'must have's.' 

Here's all you need to know about the biggest sale of the year:

What is it? 
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best sale of the year. Unlike other sales, this sale includes all new arrivals, instead of discounts on last season's trends. You'll see top brands like Stuart WeitzmanTory BurchBurberryMovadoRag & BoneNikeDiptyqueBarefoot Dreams, and so many more, at discounts you won't find anywhere else. Added bonus, there's no promo code needed - all prices are as marked. 

Key Dates
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access is July 12-18th. Early access is reserved for Nordstrom Card holders, only. Trust me, it is worth signing up for this credit card or retail/store card (that's what I have), as things sell out quick. You can still sign up here, to get early access. The sale will open to the public July 19th, and run through August 4th. On August 5th, all the prices will go up, so be sure to plan accordingly. 

Who's it for?
Everyone! There are tons of sale items for women, men, children, home and of course, beauty! Shop the Women's catalog here, so you can create your shopping list ahead of time. Tip: be sure to check out the catalog ASAP and add any items you're eyeing into your cart now. The sale can be shopped online, or in-store. I highly suggest shopping online, as not all stores will carry every item, and they may sell out more quickly. However, if you do choose to go that route, I suggest securing the item online ahead of time, before you head to the store, or getting in touch with your Nordstrom Stylist (if you have one).

Plan Ahead
As I just mentioned, the catalogs are available online, so definitely flip threw it now. The catalog is only a glimpse into all the deals this sale has to offer. Next, I suggest creating a strategy to help you figure out what you need, and making a budget. It's always tricky when things go on sale, and it is easy to click 'Purchase' and then having buyers remorse in the future. Sticking to your 'must have's' will help you avoid this. If you still get trigger happy, remember, Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns, always!  They also offer online pickup, onsite alterations, and even personal stylists (free of charge) at your fingertips.

Have any other questions about the sale? Let me know! 


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