Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lady In Red

Dress | Purse (vintage; similar style here) | Earrings | Cuff | Belt (similar style here) | Shoes

How gorgeous is this dress? Whether you're going on vacation, or having a hot date night, it definitely will have you feeling like a million bucks. What makes this dress even sweeter though, is the fact that the price tag in under $100!  Don't you love when that happens? I love how timeless this Spanish influenced silhouette is, and the mix of the ruffles with the floral print is so ladylike. The dress runs TTS, and is available in all sizes (I'm wearing an XS). 

In other news, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opens to the public tomorrow - ya!! Last week I  rounded up the best of the best from the sale in a blog post, which you can read here. Be sure to take a peek below at my favorite 25 pieces. Items sell out fast, so definitely act quick if you love something!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Top 50 Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opened today with early access for all card holders! This means, it's officially Christmas in July - guard your wallets! 

Undoubtedly one of the best sales of the year, the Nordstrom Sale has thousands of items that will have you looking stylish for several season's to come.

I have combed through all the sale items, and have rounded up my top 50 items! The sale has so many great things this year. Truth be told, I was a bit disappointed with the lack of shoes that are part of the #nsale, but of course, I still found a few pair that I needed. With so many great accessories, jackets, basics, denim, and everything in between, I'm sure you'll find something you love. 

Be sure to purchase anything you love ASAP - I had four things in my cart sell out as I was shopping. Hover over any items you like below to see the price, and click on the image to be taken to the website! Let me know if you have any questions:)    

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer Striped Midi-Dress

Dress | Bag | Heels | Belt (vintage; similar here) | Earrings (budget friendly version here) | Cuff (similar here) | Hat | Sunglasses

You're definitely going to want to run, not walk, to purchase this dress! Or just pick up your phone and start shopping now because I got it from Amazon. It's only $20, and comes in 30 different colors and patterns. I know, 30!!! It runs TTS - I'm wearing a size small.

All of the dresses have the same silhouette/style, but a few select colors have pockets! It's a polyester/cotton mix, which makes it super soft and comfortable. It' a great go-to for long days sitting at bottomless mimosa brunch or for travel, because it doesn't wrinkle.

Be sure to check back here first thing Thursday morning - I'll be sharing all my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Monday, July 9, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - All You Need to Know

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Happy Monday, friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is quickly approaching (early access starts this Thursday, 7/12), so 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 & BoneNikeDiptyqueClarisonicBarefoot 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 12-19. 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 20th, and run through August 5th. On August 6th, 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, and shop the Men'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 marvelous 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!  

Have any other questions about the sale? Let me know! Be sure to also stay tuned for my list of must-have items from the best sale of the year. Saving is always in style! Below is just a glimpse of some the things I purchased during last year's #nsale. 

Leith Dress (Runs small, so size up - I am wearing a S)

BLANKNYC Leather Jacket (Runs TTS, I am wearing a S). 
This is hands down my favorite/must-have purchase from the sale. The quality is great and the price is awesome ($65). Jacket also comes in suede
Hahaha how cute is Safari on the left?!

I purchased these during the sale last year, and they are back again by popular demand. They are still a bit on the pricey side, but they are definitely worth the splurge, especially since they never go on sale any other time. 

Halogen Cold Shoulder Dress (Runs TTS - I am wearing an XS)
Comes in three colors and is under $50.

So fun, and a bit over the top, but only $60!
Nike Tennis Shoes (Run TTS)
My go-to tennis shoe, so I make sure to always snag them during the sale (these are my sixth pair). 

Charles Henry Ruffled Dress (Runs TTS - I am wearing a S)
Love the ruffled neckline - so on trend, and perfect dressed up or down!

Lush Ruffle Top (Runs TTS - I am wearing a S. Comes in four colors/patterns) | AG Jeans Raw Hem Skinny (Runs TTS - I am wearing a 25).
 I swear by these jeans - definitely worth the investment, and they don't go on sale any other time!

Halogen Poncho (One size fits all. This color is sold out, but it comes in three other colors) | BP Classic Leggings (Runs TTS - I am wearing an XS. Only $12.) | Nike Tennis Shoes 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Dress | Bag | Shoes (similar style here) | Earrings | Cuff (similar style here & here) | Sunglasses 

When I was younger, I went to an all girl's camp called Camp Nicolet, in Northern Wisconsin. During the few years I attended, I would be there over the Fourth of July. Fourth of July festivities included a day full of activities like horseback riding, archery, and sailing. When the evening rolled around, we sang songs around the campfire - I'm so rustic, right?!! One of the songs that we sang had a line that went, "It's Fourth of July and there's magic in the sky because it's Independence Day," I swear, every year when the 4th rolls around, I cannot help but sing that tune over and over in my head. Isn't it funny the things that stick with us over the years? Such fond memories.

This stars and stripes dress was an easy choice to wear this year. Not only is it effortless, but it's under $30, which is hard to argue with. I recently was sent this cute tote bag from Lisi Lerch, and I've been using it non-stop. You can customize it by choosing your bow color, and you can also add on a fun charm of your choice (I opted to just stick with the bow). It also comes in a larger size, which would be great as a beach bag or for a trip to the farmer's market. Both sizes are under $90 and would make a great gift!

I hope you have a wonderful day and get a chance to see some fireworks tonight!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Vera Bradley Floral Swimsuit

Top | Bottom | Cover Up | Lotion Bag | Towel | Hat (similar style here) | Coozie | Necklace | Earrings | Bracelets (here & here) | Sunglasses 

Swimsuit season is here!

Although posting an itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini is a little - ok, A LOT - out of my comfort zone, I couldn’t resist sharing this reversible Vera Bradley swimsuit with you.

You know I’m a big fan of the brand, and I love that they keep expanding their collection. They have so many cute suits this season, and most of them are under $100.

This darling butterfly coverup is also from Vera Bradley. I absolutely love butterflies, and like the fact that this pool/beach side staple has pockets.

Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you to check out! I suggest sizing up - they run a bit on the small side.

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


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