SUMMER FRIDAY FAVES UNDER $100

Happy Friday / Fourth of July Weekend!  It’s always the WORST when the 4th falls in the middle of the week am I right?  There are so many summer faves I have right now that are under $100 and I feel compelled to share them with you!  Grab a glass of wine and read on!

summer friday faves under $100

Embroidered Ruffle Hem Top

This embroidered ruffle hem top is a summer fave because you can pair it with white shorts now or with denim and a pair of booties in the fall!  Worth the price!

nordstrom topshop embroidered shirt

Embroidered Ruffle Hem Top

 

Striped Pajama Set

This set comes in two colors and is under$30!  Perfect for summer!

pinstripe pj set forever 21

Striped Cami and Pants Set

 

Nike Vintage Skirt

This is easily a summer fave because I love the vintage look to it.  So easy to throw on and go!

nike vintage athletic skirt

Nike Vintage Skirt

L’oreal Lumi Glotion

Ladies, this stuff is incredible!  I snagged it from Ulta the other day and have been applying it before my foundation or slightly mixing with my foundation.  It gives you the perfect summer dewy look!

summer dewy glotion by loreal

L’oreal Lumi Glotion

LeSpecs Sunnies

I’m loving the color of these frames and the shape!  Hoping they go on sale soon!

lespecs tortoise aviators

Sunnies

Fringe Earrings

I am stalking these to go on sale!  Love the colors.  Such a fun statement piece!

jcrew bead and raffia earrings

Bead & Raffia Earrings

Raffia Clutch

I’m on a raffia kick this week!  This cute little clutch is perfect for summer!  How cute would this be with a little black dress?!

colorful raffia clutch

Clutch

 

Striped One Piece Swimmie

I love that this swimmie covers you in all the places you want to be covered! I love the price too!

striped one shoulder one piece swimsuit

Striped One Piece / One Shoulder Swimmie

 

Chambray Tie Waist Shorts

Chambray heyyyy!  These are darling for summer and look so lightweight!  Perfect with your fave white tee!

chambray tie waist shorts under $30

Chambray Tie Waist Shorts

Striped Tie Front Shirt

This shirt legit looks like some sherbert ice cream and screams summer!  I want to wear this with some light colored denim!

striped madewell shirt

Striped Tie Front Shirt

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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

2018 nordstrom anniversary sale

Christmas in July.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is literally just that.  This sale happens one time a year, and it’s always in July.  I’ve rounded up the top 5 things you need to know about it.  Read on so you’re ready to shop!

When is it?

Early Access:  7/12/18 – 7/19/18

The Nordstrom Card is KEY for early access!  Only Nordstrom card holders will be able to shop during this early access period.  Apply for a card today so you can get first dibs on all the great deals!  Anyone can view the sale during this time, card or no card, you just wont be able to buy anything at the sale price without a Nordstrom credit card.

Public Event: 7/20/18 – 8/5/18

The sale opens to the public at this time, and everyone can purchase from the sale regardless if you have a Nordstrom card or not!  Be sure to shop right away because popular items will sell out (if they haven’t already during the Early Access period).  Have no fear though, they usually do restock popular items prior to the public event starting.

What are the benefits of being a Nordstrom Cardholder?

  • Early access to the Anniversary Sale
  • $40 bonus Nordstrom Note when you make your first purchase with your card
  • Impeccable 24/7 customer service
  • No annual fees
  • 2 pts per dollar spent with Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club or HauteLook
  • Discounts on alterations

What items are included in the sale?

Mostly fall and winter pieces.  Prior to the anniversary sale, Nordstrom will send out a catalog which will highlight many of the things that will be included so keep an eye on your snail mail!

What pieces should you plan to purchase during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This is a great time to purchase higher priced items because they will be sold at the lowest prices of the season.  It’s the perfect time to buy things like that killer pair of boots or a great moto jacket.  Last year I grabbed my Sperry Duck Boots (similar) and they were about 25% off.  Bras are also on sale so I usually stock up on some during this time.  If you need a new bag for the fall/winter months this will be another area to scope out.  I remember last year there was a great deal on a classic looking Madewell tote.

How should you shop the sale?

The best way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to visit Emmy Lou Styles of course!  I will have an entire tab/section right here with links to all of the key items that are in the sale.  Basically, what I’m telling you is, I will be up at MIDNIGHT on 7/12 browsing the Nordstrom site and linking to items for you so you don’t have to do the digging.  With that being said, it takes a lot of time and effort for me to browse and link everything on my site but it’s something I truly enjoy doing (I’d probably be up shopping then anyways even if I wasn’t a blogger).  If you do plan to purchase something during the Anniversary Sale, I would love it if you shopped from my links.  Even if you don’t purchase the exact items that I post, as long as you click thru my links and purchase from a link that I’ve posted, then I will receive a small commission from your sale.  You can also click thru my links and buy online then pick up in store!

What are you hoping to snag during the sale?!  Tell me in the comments below.  Click here to see my most recent Nordstrom try on session!

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Nordstrom Try-On Session

Halfway point friends, and a Nordstrom try on session for you!  I recently popped into my local Nordstrom on a SATURDAY and KID FREE!  This never happens!  I took the opportunity to try on a few spring goodies.

Nordstrom Tops

I tried on several tops, and there were a few that I wanted, but I stayed strong and only purchased one.  This bright pink peplum tee looks great paired with high waisted jeans, and I think it’s going to look even better with white denim (real life, I haven’t had time to try it with white denim yet).  I sized up in this one, and I’m wearing a small.  It runs on the shorter side, so I wanted it to be a tad longer.

Nordstrom Try On Session

Double Peplum Ruffle Tee // $29

This pretty and feminine top by Leith is a bit more than I would tend to spend on a top, but it’s gorgeous.  I think it would be one you would have in your closet for a few seasons, and it’s definitely worth the splurge.  The sleeves are tiered, and the fit is a little shorter.  This looks great with high waisted jeans, but could be worn with skirts too.  I am wearing a size small.

nordstrom try on session

Leith Ruffle Sleeve Lace Top // $69

Gimme all the gingham!  This black and white perfect shirt checks all the boxes.  It’s slightly longer so you can wear it untucked with jeans or leggings OR you can do a cute front tuck with it too.  I am wearing a size small.

the perfect shirt

The perfect shirt // $49

One of the big trends lately are these asymmetrical hem lines.  This button up has a little twist hem in the front and it’s longer in the back (kind of like a mullet – haha)!  I really loved this one because you don’t have to mess with the front half tuck thing, the work is done for you.  I am wearing a small.

Nordstrom Try On Session

nordstrom try on session

Twist Hem Shirt // $49

This scallop trim sweater is so pretty and perfect for now and spring too.  It’s slightly shorter and looks perfect with high waisted jeans or a skirt.  I am wearing a size small.

Leith Scallop Edge Sweater

Leith Scallop Edge Sweater // $69

Nordstrom Dresses

So I actually grabbed four dresses to try on but only ended up trying on two because the one I am not quite sure who could wear it without looking like Pam Anderson circa 1990.  However, this color block sweatshirt dress with cute little cut in the hem was SO good.  I may need to go back for this one.  The colors are so springy and this will look adorable with all of your slip on sneakers or white converse!

Nordstrom Dress Try on Session

Colorblock Socialite Dress // $45

This Lush brand cotton t-shirt dress comes in two colors and is under $50.  It has cute princess nip seams at the waist, creating some subtle detail. This would be another great option for slip on sneakers or sandals. I am wearing an XS in this dress.

Lush Cotton T-Shirt Dress

Lush T-Shirt Dress // $45

Have you bought any Nordstrom spring items yet??  Tell me in the comments below!

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Nordstrom Dressing Room Diary

As you may or may not know, I work full time as an ecommerce marketing specialist so my lunch breaks are about the only time I can make it to the mall ALONE.  This week’s dressing room diaries / lunch time try on sesh is brought to you from Nordstrom.  The purpose of this try on session was to scope out some comfy, casual tops that could be worn to work, on the weekend, or for traveling.

First up, the Madewell Whisper Cotton V’Neck Pocket Tee.  These are the softest tee shirts and they come in several colors and sizes XXS – XL so there is a color and size for everyone.  I am wearing an XS for reference.  I love to tie these in a little knot too and wear them with high waisted jeans.

 

Madewell Whisper T Shirt
Soft classic cotton tee shirt

Gray Cotton Pocket Tee Shirt // $20

Levi 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans

Splendid Lakota Bootie (similar)

Next up in this Nordstrom dressing room diary session is the B.P. Funnel Neck Tunic.  I have on an XS here.  This would be so cute with some moto leggings for a super casual look OR with some ripped skinnies.  It’s slightly longer in back which is nice for the leggings option.

B.P. Funnel Neck Tunic

B.P. Funnel Neck Tunic // $40

This cute B.P. Striped Peplum Tee Shirt is so soft!  It comes in three striped versions and two solid colors.  I am wearing an XS for reference in the black and white stripe.  This is perfect to throw on with jeans and flats OR you can dress it up with some booties.

Peplum stripe tee

B.P. Striped Peplum Tee // $35

Who’s loving or has tried this cropped sweatshirt look?  I tried on two different brands for reference (Leith and B.P.) and I’m not sure how I feel.  I think I’m leaning towards no for me personally. . . I feel a little bit like a toddler in these.  I like the sleeves, but something about the material and the boxiness is just not for me.  If I had to choose one, I would pick the Leith version.

Bloused Sweater

Leith Bloused Sleeve Sweater // $33

Pleat Sleeve Sweater

B.P. Pleat Sleeve Sweater // $27

 

I will close out this Nordstrom dressing room diary with this plaid beauty!  It’s the B.P. Plaid Ruffle Hem Top.  The colors are festive and perfect for all of your upcoming holiday activities.  The back detail is so pretty too!

Ruffle Hem Top

B.P. Plaid Ruffle Hem // $55

Plaid Ruffle Hem Top

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