Early Access: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If you’re a Nordstrom girl (or guy!), you already know the madness begins today! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, you guys! Well, almost… “Early Access” starts today (7/14) and the sale opens up to everyone on July 22nd. But let’s back up, shall we?

Compared to end of the season mark-downs, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the complete opposite. Every item in the Anniversary Sale is BRAND NEW. It’s all new-for-fall merchandise that’s discounted first, before prices go back up to regular price. New Arrivals going on sale. Crazy, right? It’s truly the best time to shop for your fall wardrobe! However, since it’s such an amazing sale — THINGS GO FAST! You have to be on your A-Game to score the best pieces. Many items sell out during the Anniversary Sale (and even during Early Access!) before they ever go full-price!

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Packing for Italy

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’m headed to Italy next week and I could not be more excited! I’ve actually never been to Italy so back in February when a group of six of my college friends told me they were going to Italy for another friend’s wedding in July, I jumped at the opportunity to travel with so many of my friends at once. Especially as we get older, it seems like these trip are fewer and farther between! I extended my trip a bit, so I’ll be arriving a few days early and traveling alone until I met up with them after the wedding. I’m leaving this coming Monday for almost two full weeks… I honestly don’t even know the last time I’ve gone on such a long trip. (If ever!) But since I’ll be in each place for only a three nights at the most, I have a feeling it’s going to fly by!

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European Summer

I travel a lot, but it’s been so long since I’ve taken a trip that’s more than 5-7 days. I always seem to take extended weekend trips (usually right around 4 days) because it feels so hard to get away for any longer, even when I’m my own boss. And back when I was at previous jobs and only had a set amount of vacation days to spread over the whole year, forget about it! A day here and a day there was all I was comfortable taking, heaven forbid something happened where I would have to leave for longer.

I’m heading to Italy next Monday for two weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! While I’ve had the trip booked for quite a few months now, I’ve been deep in the planning process for the last week or two… Researching recommendations, making reservations, planning my itinerary, making maps, etc. And now that I’ve got more of an idea of what I’ll be doing in each city, I’ve been shopping up a storm!

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Little Party Dress

There are some dresses that are perfect for parties and then there are some dresses that just make you want to party. This would be the latter! I ordered this dress when I was shopping for Vegas a few months ago and it’s been a Saturday night staple ever since. It’s one of those dresses that just makes you want to dance when you put it on. (Red dress emoji, am I right?!)

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