Good morning! Can you guys believe we’re halfway through September? In case you missed it last week, I shared a few blazers that would help amp your fall style. September can be a challenging month because it’s such a transition month. This week, for example, we are still experiencing temperatures in the 80’s here in New York! So I’ve been sticking to dresses with sweaters or jeans with light blouses (how cute is this one?).
I know these warm temperatures won’t last for much longer so my September wish list includes some pieces that you can wear all fall.
Investing in a Barbour jacket is one of my top style tips for fall! Not only do they look cute with pretty much everything, a Barbour jacket is a piece you can wear year after year. Nordstrom also has a great selection.
Good morning! And happy early access day. If you haven’t noticed hash tag #NSale all over the internet yet, early access day means it’s the first day you can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
This is truly the one sale I look forward to every summer. In case you’re not familiar, Nordstrom lets consumers preview major fall pieces before returning to their regularly marked prices in the fall. I like to use this time to invest in classic wardrobe staples like a Burberry coat. I also like to invest in handbags and jeans which always tend to be an after thought for me. Last year I picked up these AG ankle leggings – I wear them on repeat most weekends. This open front cardigan is also back this year! Going to stock up in two more colors. Last but not least, a girl can never have too many basic tees (only $17 dollars!)
The best way to shop the sale is early and online. Many of the popular brands like Stuart Weitzman and Tory Bruch Sell out fast. I was so happy to see Stuart’s over-the-knee suede boots are back for $499!
With Nordstrom’s quick shipping and return policy, online is seriously the only way to go. Also – if you live near a Nordstrom, you can always buy online and pick up same day! Some stores even offer curb side pick up!
So here’s the scoop.
If you’re a Nordstrom card member, you can shop today – as in right now. If you’re not a card member, do not worry. The sale opens to the public on July 16th and runs through August 6th.
One key things I’ve learned about living in New York during these hot summer months is that linen dresses are everything. The fabric is light, airy and most importantly, breathable. I’ve recently been stocking up on pieces that are made up of cotton, linen or a blend of both. A simple white linen shirt or white linen pants are something you’ll reach for again and again whether you live or are traveling to a warm weather destination. You can easily pair a linen dress with a jean jacket and sandals or heels and you’re good to go for summer in New York! I just announced on Instagram but my boyfriend and I officially booked our trip to France! We will be visiting the South of France, Provence and Paris – of course. I have a strong feeling I will be living in linen dresses the entire time we will be over there. I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorites which some are under or around the $100 dollar price point! Have a great Tuesday, everyone! Xo. Lauren
The unofficial kickoff to summer is at finally here! I can’t believe it. What’s everyone doing this weekend? Whether you’re headed on a weekend getaway or a staycation, I rounded up so many good links for you this week. I know, I know I’ve been slacking with my Weekend Notes but there are only so many hours in the day.
I’m headed to Fire Island this weekend for the first time ever and can’t wait. Have you been? I’ll be sure to report back on Tuesday. I hope everyone has a great long weekend with friends and family! Xo. Lauren
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