Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday's Thrifty Finds - Volume 3: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Five Edition

Alright, alright, alright! Who is ready for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

I took a quick break from taking photos (selfie tips please!!) to grab dinner with my second cousin. We went to this new hotspot called Riel, and although I don't pride myself as a foodie, it was interesting and tasty, but nothing to write home about. When a menu has like ten choices on it, I'm a little turned off. I mean, I don't need a novel like The Cheesecake Factory, but don't try to be pretentious. Plus, I left leave hungry! I guess that's what you get for ordering watermelon salad and cauliflower tempura (?) ha. So, as I munch away on snap peas, I'm wrapping up this post.

As I've said before, the Anniversary Sale opened early for cardholders, but opens to the public at 2am CST. If you are up reading this post when it goes live, you are a true shopaholic. #shopaholicsanonymous. Unfortunately a lot of goodies, like a fabulous Burberry cape I bought, sold out super fast during the "pre-sale", and most likely won't be re-stocked. That being said, a lot of the most popular items ARE restocked,and are ready for you to welcome them into your home. Did I mention 99% of my favorite things are under $100?! Everything I am linking below is still available in all sizes. But act fast, and add all your must-have items to your wish list now! Then, when the sale goes LIVE, move them to your shopping bag, and checkout!

Here are my five must have items from the sale are:
1) These AG jeans. You will thank me later. They are so flattering and hug you (+ suck you in) in all the right places. They run TTS.
2) This leather jacket. It is SO gorgeous, and the detailing is perfect. The look and feel will only have people thinking you paid a million bucks.
3) This dress. Seriously so flattering, and you'll be rocking all year long. Runs a bit tight, so size up!
4) These boots. If you buy one thing from the sale, make this it! Trust me, they're worth the splurge and last forever - I got mine from the sale a few years ago and they've withstood the stand of time!
5) Last but not least, my go to beauty necessity - the Clarisonic Mia. It will seriously transform your skin and you will be wondering why you waited so long (at least I did)!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Navy Blue Two-Piece Set

Crop Top/Short Set ℅ | Wedges | Bag ℅ | Necklace (vintage, similar style) | Earrings ℅ | Sunglasses ℅

We are less than 24 hours away from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starting (2am CST on Friday morning, to be exact)! Who's ready? I'm sure a lot of you are already overwhelmed (and maybe a little over it) with #nsale posts popping up everywhere! From blog post, to Instastories, Snapchat and more, it's like the annoying kid brother you can't get to stop following you around. Joking aside, I just placed my fourth order (insert the eye rolls), and really can't wait to show you everything - both the hits, and the misses. 

Tip: start going through all the sale items you want now, and add them to your wish list. As soon as 2am CST rolls around, add everything to your cart and check out ASAP. Restocks will happen throughout the next few weeks, before the sale ends August 6th. After that, everything is back to full price, so don't miss out. You know Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns, so don't second guess yourself and just do it! 

Now onto today's outfit. To tell you the truth, I've never been one of those girls who's overly confident wearing shorts. They make me down right uncomfortable, really. I don't know if it's because I don't like the way my legs look in them, or the fact that I'm so partial to dresses. Maybe it's that they always seem to hit at the worst place, are too tight or too loose, or too...whatever. But I've been pushing myself recently, 1) because it's summer and SO hot here in Houston, and 2) because I've been coming across so many cute styles (like the two piece set I'm wearing), so I just decided to throw in the towel, and say "Who cares!" 

This blue/stone two piece set is only $22! It runs small, so be sure to size up (I'm wearing a medium). My wedges are so comfortable and go with everything. Plus, they're an exact dupe for the Marc Fisher ones, and are a fraction of the price - only $32. My crossbody bag is the perfect on-trend shape for summer, and the neutral snakeskin cork color makes it easy to wear with everything. It comes in navywhite and python, as well, and you can get 15% off when you use code: Ashley17.  Last but not least, mearrings are on sale for $17 and come in tons of colors, and my necklace is $39.50, but it's an additional 40% off with code SHOPSUMMER

Photos by LA Photography 

Monday, July 17, 2017

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Haves & Last Chance to Enter to Win $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card

Good morning, lovelies! How are you? I hope everyone enjoyed a fun, and relaxing weekend. 

This weekend I attend the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference, which happened to be in here in Houston this year. I was honored and humbled when they asked me to be one of the key speakers at it, giving me the chance to not only share my journey with arthritis, but also my involvement with the Arthritis Foundation, and talk about recently being on the cover of the Arthritis Today magazine. It really was remarkable to see kids as young as three, and young adults up to age 33, all sharing their stories and how they've dealt with their disease. More on that later this week...

As you know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Early Access is in full swing. Read all about the sale and what you need to know here. Countless things have already sold out, or are only left in certain sizes, which is one of the reasons to shop early, and shop fast. But not to fear, they restock consistently throughout the sale, and of course, right before it opens to the public on July 20th (at 2am CST). 

I haven't been brave enough to pop into the store yet, but I've already placed three orders online, some of which have already arrived. If you don't follow me on Instagram. be sure you do, as I'll be doing a try on session later today that you'll definitely want to check out. 

Below I've rounded up my favorite picks from the sale - beauty, cute rompers, ruffled tops and my favorite candles - it's all here in one convenient place, just for you! From my blog, to social posts, Ashley Nicole Style will be keeping you updated on re-stocks, and everything you'll need to know throughout the sale! 


2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/24. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
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