Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

This year we went to town on this sale. I have very few things that I actually splurge on in life……handbags and makeup. Other than that I run a tight budget. A lot of people see what I have and they assume that we are big spenders but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I save to buy and if I can’t save then I don’t buy. Last year I didn’t shop the Anniversary sale so I had money I saved up in addition to the money I saved for this sale. The older I get the more I believe that its better to spend money to buy quality items. I’d rather have a small closet with quality pieces than cheap clothes stuffed everywhere. Younger people tend to buy fashions that are “in” or “trendy” so their wardrobes rotate annually. I still buy fashionably in season items, but I look for comfort and quality a lot more than I used to. Part of growing up is discovering the things that YOU really like and I like to be comfortable. After you have children it also changed what you look for in your clothing. I never had anything against low rise jeans until now! I worked hard to have a flat stomach after carrying a baby, but I squirm at the idea of having to wear low cut pants. When I’m chasing around a toddler the last thing I want to worry about is pulling my pants up! Over-all it was a successful sale experience. I’m still giddy over the Louise et Cie boots I found!

Fall Fashion Looks

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I recently bought this pair on Ivanka Trump over the knee boots at Nordstrom and I wanted to find a way to wear them without looking like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. They are cloth boots with shiny gold hardware. I think they are fairly comfortable but definitely need some padding, but I can add those myself. The skirt was $4.80 at Forever 21 and the sweater is something I took from my mom :). I think if you are going to wear over the knee/thigh high anything it’s a good idea to cover everything above the thigh. This look would come out pretty trashy if I decided to wear a tank top instead of a sweater. I think these types of boots also look great with sweater dresses and over skinny jeans.

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If you don’t own any over the knee socks or boots here is another cute option for fall lovers. I just paired the same outfit with some calf high white socks and some Tory Burch nude flats. Both looks are super cute and very wearable for early fall. Later in the season it may be too cold for the sock look though. I always have great ideas on what I’m going to wear during the winter months, but when it really gets cold I have a hard time wearing anything but sweat pants. Since we are moving to Texas I’m hoping I will keep up the motivation to dress cute all winter. It’s a lot easier to wear flats and heels when you don’t have to worry about slipping on ice!