Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Early Access

Y’all! I have been MIA for so long now, and we have so much catching up to do. Parker and I had a baby, and we moved to Birmingham- HUGE life changes! I have missed blogging so much, but I know Charlie will only be little for so long, so I have been soaking up every second with him. It’s hard to believe he is already 6.5 months old! His birth story will be on the blog soon, but I am SO excited to be back today for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the most exciting sale of the year! Brand new fall items are discounted, as well as some staple items that Nordstrom always carries (like Zella leggings, Spanx leggings, Uggs, etc.). Early Access starts today at 11:30 AM CST, and it lasts through July 18. You have to be a Nordstrom cardholder to be able to shop, but everyone can look! Once Public Access starts on July 19, everyone can shop through August 4, and then prices go back up on August 5.

I will have another post up on July 19 when Public Access starts because I know a lot of people do not have a Nordstrom card. I typically share zillions of sale items, but I am just sticking to the best of the best this year. I will break this post into 3 categories- Staples I Own and Love (and highly suggest!), Items I am Purchasing, and More Fab Deals.

15 Staples I Own and Love

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Wubby Fleece Pullover- This was my number 1 purchase from the sale last year! It sells out SO fast every single year, so I actually put this in my cart and checked out immediately before I did the rest of my shopping. It is SO soft and comfortable, so purchase it fast if you want it! The picture above was taken when I was 7 months pregnant with Charlie, so it works well pregnant or not!

High Waist Zella Leggings- I purchased these 3 years ago during the N Sale, and my leggings life was forever changed. The N Sale is the only time this particular style of Zella leggings goes on sale, so snag them now if you want an amazing pair of leggings that will last years.

Zella Crop Leggings- I have 1 pair of these and need more. These are my favorite pair of leggings to wear now because they are lightweight and perfect for exercise or just regular daily life.

Zella Maternity Leggings- Ok, I know I know. I’m going a little overboard with the Zella leggings, but they are that good, and now is the very best time to buy them! I bought these maternity leggings in medium and large last year and wore them from 20 weeks on. I probably could have just stuck with medium the whole time. They do run big, but I wore my large pair probably the last month of pregnancy. Must have for anyone who is expecting! And they have a new style this year- the Live In Pocket 7/8 Maternity Leggings. I definitely would have tried these when I was pregnant!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings- I bought these at the sale 2 or 3 years ago, and they are such a fun twist on leggings. They are Spanx, so they are very flattering and suck you in. But they’re also so cute and fun! I like to wear them out at night, but I know some people like to wear them daily or even for exercise!

Barefoot Dreams Socks- If you have owned anything by Barefoot Dreams, then you are aware that it is the softest brand in the world. I got some of these last year and did laundry daily, so that I could wear these every night. I’ve never seen them on sale, and I bet these will sell out very quickly too!

Tory Burch Boots- A classic closet staple. I have gotten 2 pairs of these as Christmas gifts over the years, and they are clearly an investment but worth it!

Plush Throw- I bought this during my first N Sale, and now my mom, my sister, my mother in law, and several friends have it. It is such a beautiful and soft blanket for an amazing price! I stocked up last year on white and gray ones, so that I could get them monogrammed and give them as gifts.

Anthropologie Volcano Candle- Anthropologie will mark these down from time to time, maybe for 20-25% off, but you usually have to pay for shipping. They are currently marked down for around 35% off and free shipping- stock up!!

Tory Burch Sunglasses- I have a very similar (if not identical) pair of these and have gotten so much use out of them. It’s definitely best to buy them on sale!

Dior Lip Set- I am rarely ever a designer makeup type of person. However, I have splurged on the Dior lip balm and lip gloss in this set (when they were full price). They both have great color, and the lip balm is so moisturizing! Definitely worth checking out.

St. Tropez Self Tanner & St. Tropez Express Self Tanner- NOW is the time to buy this! These two types rarely ever go on sale, and these are jumbo bottles. This is my #1 favorite self tanner. The color is flawless every time (unless you run out and have to spray one leg twice). It is pricy, but worth it to get a good tan. Plus, this jumbo bottle will last a very long time.

Little Giraffe Baby Blanket- My mom got this for Charlie during the sale last year and got it monogramed in blue. If you buy the gender neutral one, you can take it to get monogrammed in pink or blue and make a mama-to-be VERY excited! It is the softest baby blanket!

Little Giraffe Hooded Towel- Another purchase my mom made last year for Charlie. It is one of our favorite towels for him. So cozy and precious with the little bear ears!

Noodle & Boo Gift Set- This gift set includes 6 of the best smelling products you will ever buy for a baby! Ebie bought Charlie the shampoo and cleansing cloths before he was born, and they have been our very favorite shampoo and wipes that we have used. Parker’s mom just bought Charlie the lotion, and it also smells AMAZING!

15 Items I am Purchasing

I didn’t think I was going to want as many items as I do this year. I thought I had all of the usual N Sale items, like Zella leggings, Spanx leggings, blankets, etc. Oh, how very wrong I was. I know my list looks out of control, but I have narrowed it down several times! Maybe (sort of hopefully) some things will be sold out by the time I’m ready to checkout.

This blog post will go live a little bit before the sale starts, so you can get an idea of some things you want, and so that I can shop right at 11:30. :) I will be sure to update it and let y’all know what I am able to grab! The sweater/top selection is phenomenal. There are so many that are long enough to wear with leggings, which are my absolute favorite! Ok, enough chatting, let’s get into it!

More Fab Deals

There are so many things in this category that I want, but I had to put an end to my spending at some point. I know I will find even more items to add to this category too. I’m so impressed with the sale this year!

Ahhhh! I had too much fun putting this together and can’t wait to be back more consistently soon. If you made it this far, THANK YOU! I am always so grateful to you for stopping by! Happy N Sale!

Last 2 Days to Shop the N Sale!

Hey y'all! I have taken an accidental blogging vacation while down at the lake with Parker's family this week. However, I couldn't let the last of the N Sale pass by without sharing my final favs. This is one of my favorite sales of the year (along with the Lilly Pulitzer sale that is happening later this month or at the beginning of September!), and I have absolutely loved every single thing I have purchased!

I'm not sharing a ton of things today, but I am sharing the best of each category with you below! Sale prices will continue through tomorrow and go back up to their original prices early on August 6.

The Best of N Sale Tops

Ruffle Sleeve Top    (Runs small- I sized up one size to a large.)

Ruffle Sleeve Top (Runs small- I sized up one size to a large.)

The Best of N Sale Sweaters

My Thermal    (The reviews say to size down, but I actually sized up to give it a little extra length.)

My Thermal (The reviews say to size down, but I actually sized up to give it a little extra length.)

The Best of N Sale Dresses

The Best of N Sale Outerwear

My Pullover    (true to size)

My Pullover (true to size)

The Best of N Sale Pajamas

The Best of N Sale Undergarments

The Best of N Sale Beauty

The Best of N Sale Accessories

The Best of N Sale Shoes

The Best of N Sale Baby

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you scored a few great deals and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds that are Still Available

If you have shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, then you have most likely noticed that things sold out FAST! In the past, Nordstrom has restocked items before the sale went live to the public. They did not do that this year for whatever reason, but there are some great items that are still available in the sale. And there are still a few items that I am clicking on multiple times throughout the day to see if returns are made and they do get restocked.

Most of the items that sold out were women's clothing and shoes. There are still tons of amazing home and beauty products that are in stock, and there are still some great shoes and clothing options too. I'm sharing all of these with you today! Some of my favorite picks are in the collage below, and there are a ton more linked at the bottom of this post! You can click on any item in the collage to be taken directly to it on Nordstrom's site.

I don't know how I missed this ruffle coat until yesterday, but it is GORGEOUS! I also missed this beautiful dress until my mom texted me about it the other day and told me that Us magazine chose it as their favorite dress of the N Sale!

The grey sweater I linked comes in 6 colors and would be perfect to wear with leggings or skinny jeans when it cools down. And I think the blue top pictured above would be perfect for work. It comes in multiple colors too.

I can't suggest the bottoms I included in the collage more. I have talked about my love for Zella leggings countless times, and Spanx leggings are a great investment too (especially while they are marked down!). Zella cropped leggings and Zella maternity leggings are two items I check out everyday to see if they're back in stock. I purchased both of those things during Early Access, and I am hoping so hard they get restocked before the sale is over!

I need some no show socks to wear with my pink Adidas running shoes, so I included these. My mom told me she got them and loves them!

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I have basically been living in the outfit pictured above. This pullover is SO comfy and the perfect length to wear with leggings! And you already know about my love for these Zella leggings and pink Adidias running shoes.

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One more outfit- this Free People top and these moto leggings have been two of the most purchased items from my blog during the sale. If either of them are in stock in your size, hurry and purchase! They are fabulous (and super comfy) closet staples! 

More Nordstrom Sale Items that I Love

Thanks so much for reading!! Have a wonderful day! And I want to hear if you score any great deals!

The Nordstrom Sale is Open to Everyone + What to Buy

The day has finally come!!! The N Sale is open to everyone! There are so many amazing deals that it can be overwhelming. I totally got overwhelmed last year and purchased a couple of things that I didn't wear much. So this year, I made sure to only purchase items that I KNOW I will get a ton of use out of.

In today's post, I'm sharing closet essentials that you can get for a steal and totally get your money's worth out of! I've broken it down into categories- leggings, jeans, pullovers, shoes, basic tees, sweaters, and gift ideas. Also, items sell out SO fast. If you see something you absolutely love, put it in your cart and check out to make sure you get it and then continue shopping... this is not wasteful thanks to free shipping and free returns at Nordstrom! Happy shopping!!!

Leggings

Live In High Waist Leggings (now- $35.90, regular- $54)- The NUMER 1 thing I suggest ordering! The best leggings you will ever own! I bought them during the sale last year and have loved them more than any other pair of leggings I have ever owned! They are the best material, high waisted, and so flattering (they suck you in!)! They can be worn for exercise or everyday life. (Pullover // Running Shoes)

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Live In Lite Crop Leggings (now- $33.90, regular- $52) After loving the Zella leggings I purchased last year so much, I ordered these this year! And I also got Zella maternity leggings, but they are currently sold out. These cropped leggings actually came in the mail last night, and I am OBSESSED. They are so soft and all I want to wear! Zella leggings never go on sale, so grab them now to get the BEST leggings ever for a serious deal!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (now- $64.90, regular- $98)- I also purchased these during the sale last year. These leggings are SO flattering! I love pairing them with a tunic or sweater and boots for a cute and fun fall/winter look! If you are in between sizes, size up one size. Mine are a size large. Also, they are almost sold out at Nordstrom. However, they are the same price at Bloomingdale's, so click here to check them out there! (Tunic)

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BP Moto Leggings (now- $25.90, regular- $39)- I cannot believe how affordable these leggings are! I purchased mine last year, and they have one extra seam compared to this year's version. But they are so cute and fun! Perfect way to add a little something extra to an outfit while still remaining super comfortable. (Tunic)

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Jeans

AG jeans are my favorite designer jeans and NEVER go on sale. I'm not getting a pair this year because I would need to order maternity, but if you are looking for a very nice pair of designer denim at a steal, you cannot go wrong with either AG pair I linked below. They are both so flattering and comfortable. I have also linked a pair of J Brand, as well as a more affordable brand!

AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans (now- $149.90, regular- $225)

AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans (now- $149.90, regular- $225)

J Brand Maria High Waist Super Skinny Jeans (now- $99.90, regular- $198)

Caslon Sierra Skinny Jeans (now- $49.90, regular- $74)

Pullovers

Wubby Fleece Pullover (now- $51.90, regular- $78)- If they have this in your size, order it NOW! It is the softest and comfiest piece of clothing I have ever owned! This was the first thing I ordered at 2 AM when early access went live! Nordstrom suggests sizing down 1 size, but I actually sized up one size to a large because I like pullovers to be plenty roomy. And the large gave it a little extra length, so that I can wear it with leggings (which will be my uniform for life)! Mine is the color charcoal. One more perk- pockets!

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Make + Model Hoodie (now- $31.90, regular- $49)- I ordered this in green lilly yesterday! It looks like something I would wear with leggings and live in. Uniform #2!

The North Face Down Vest (now- $68.90, regular- $99)

Shoes

Adidas Running Shoes (now- $63.90, regular- $85)- These are such a steal for Adidas running shoes, and I LOVE them! They are the prettiest color and make you feel like you're walking on clouds! I got my usual size 9, and they fit great. / Running Shoes)

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BP Open Toe Mules (now- $49.90, regular- $79.95)- Such cute mules and a great price too!

Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots (now- $99.90, regular- $150)- Under $100 for Hunter boots= winning!

Basic Tees

Free People January Tee (now- $31.90, regular- $48)- Free People for under $32- yes please! The length is perfect to wear with leggings, and the material is so soft! I got my regular size medium because although there is a lot of fabric, the sleeves are more fitted.

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BP V-Neck Short Sleeve Tee (now- $11.90, regular- $17)- Now is the time to stock up on basic tees. This is such a great basic to have in your closet, especially for the price! I got the black one in my mailbox yesterday! I'll attach a mirror selfie here as soon as I can!

BP Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Tee (now- $18.90, regular- $29)- I ordered this tee in white, black, and olive last year. They are the softest tees and such a good closet staple! I sized up to a large for extra length.

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Sweaters

Gibson Cozy Fleece Tunic (now- $39.90, regular- $60)

Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater (sale- $45.90, regular- $69)

Free People Rainbow Thermal (sale- $44.90, regular- $68)- I got mine last year and love it! It is the cutest thermal to wear as we transition to fall and into fall with jeans and boots. I usually wear medium in Free People, but I sized up to a large in this one to give it a little extra length.

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Gift Ideas

Bliss Plush Throw (now- $25.90, regular- $39.50)- I can never say enough good things about this blanket. I have gotten it monogrammed and given it as baby gifts and Christmas gifts, and basically every person in my family has at least 1. We need more than 1 in our household because Parker, Bailey, Rosie, and I are always fighting over ours. You just can't beat the price for the quality. I highly suggest stocking up your gift closet with this soft throw!

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Votivo Candle (sale- $21.90, regular- $28)- Such a good gift to have on hand!

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye and Cheek Set (sale- $98, regular- $380)- The value of this set for the price is insane! And it comes with a free gift too!

Other Items I Have Purchased

To check out more of my picks, go to the menu at the top of the screen, and check out the N Sale page. There are so many other amazing deals, but the things I shared in today's post are the best! Let me know if you have any questions about sizing or anything! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

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My N Sale Purchases

Y'all, yesterday was the most insane day! Did you get to shop? Because of all of Nordstrom's site issues, they are giving us 10 times the points on all of our purchases made yesterday! I was already using my triple points day... kinda wish I would have saved that now, but oh well. I'll take 10 times the points any ole day!

I placed several orders throughout the day, and I'm sharing what all I got with you today! 1 or 2 of these items are already sold out (of course), but some are great basics that are still in stock! You can click on the items in the collage below to be taken directly to the site.

Before I tell you a little bit about each item I purchased, I want to tell you about a new page on my blog. If you go to the top of the page and go to the menu, there is a page called N Sale! If you click on that, you can see all of the best items included in the sale broken down by category! I hope this is helpful for you!

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Wubby Fleece Pullover- This was the first item I purchased yesterday morning around 3 AM! My mom also purchased this. She was deciding between sizes, and the one she ended up wanting sold right out of her cart. Hurry fast if you want this! It is in high demand, and it is going to be what I live in with leggings while I'm at home in our freezing cold house! 

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Side Tie Tunic Top- If you don't have a Nordstrom card and you like this top, you are in luck! It is not a part of the N Sale, so you can still order it without having a card! And it is currently 40% off! My mom and I both ordered it in white, and we also want the yellow and gray. I think this looks like the perfect comfy but cute top I will wear on repeat all fall! Love the length and ties on the sides!

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BP $12 Tees- This is one of those great basic tees I want in every color! I checked out my vneck shirt situation in my closet and realized I have 100 white vneck tees, but no black ones. So I ordered a black one and would like one of each of the other 8 colors. Such an amazing price!

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J.Crew Ruffle Sleeve Tee- I somehow missed this tee when I was psychotically linking all of my favorite things for y'all in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. However, my mom sent a picture of her order to me, and I immediately added this to my cart. We both got this cute ruffle sleeve tee! It sold out at J.Crew at one point, so I'm extra excited Nordstrom included it in their big sale!

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City Check Shirt- I loved this as soon as I saw it. Unfortunately, it is almost sold out. However, I'll leave the link here in case it gets restocked!

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White Button Up Shirt- I didn't think much of this shirt until I saw it on another blogger. It looked like such a cute, classic, and versatile top. I think it will be one of those easy tops to throw on with a pair of leggings and riding boots and feel put together!

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Zella Live In Crop Leggings- I purchased the Zella Live In High Waist Leggings last year, and I loved them so much that I got the cropped pair during the sale this year! 

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Zella Live In Maternity Leggings- I told y'all... I adore Zella leggings so much that I made my first maternity purchase! I don't know how maternity clothes run, and I don't have a clue what size I'll need in these, so I ordered my regular size medium and a size large. I originally planned on sending one back, but now I'm thinking I could use the medium this fall and the large closer to our due date... I might just keep both! 

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Adidas Running Shoes- I needed a solid pair of running shoes, and I think this corally color is SO cute and fun! They also come in grey if this color is a little too bright for you. :)

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Halogen Seamless Bra- I have been looking for a comfy bra that feels like a sports bra but has straps that go straight back. This fits that description perfectly, and it's under $12!

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Zella Sports Bra- I also wanted another comfy sports bra. All of mine are from Target and Old Navy, and I love them, but I wanted to try a Zella one! 

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What have you purchased?! Or what are you looking forward to purchasing when the sale goes live to everyone July 20? Remember to check out the N Sale page for more fabulous deals! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts Today!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started at 2 am this morning, and I have been up since around that time getting this blog post ready for you! I learned last year just how big of a deal this sale is, so I hope I can be the best resource for you this year!

Early Access starts today. What that means is Nordstrom cardholders can begin shopping the sale. If you do not have a Nordstrom credit card, then you can still check everything out, but you will not be able to purchase items at the sale prices until the sale goes live to the public on July 20.

I got a Nordstrom credit card last month for the sole purpose of this sale because the deals are outstanding, which means things sell out FAST! Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, so you can place as many orders as you want without having to worry about that. With that said, if you see something you like, purchase immediately! I missed out on quite a few of my favorite things last year, so I made sure to purchase quickly this morning! If you don't have a credit card and want to shop today, you still can get approved today! Click here to apply for your credit card! 

Last thing before I get into my sale picks- the things included in this sale are mostly brand new fall items. I know it's kinda hard to think about sweaters and boots when it is still so hot outside, but it is the best time to buy these items because some of them will never be restocked and some of them will never be put back on sale again. I know I'm excited to stock up my closet with brand new fall staples while they are on sale!

My Favorite Items in the Sale

In this section, I'm sharing the best basic pieces that I purchased last year and LOVED or have purchased today! This sale can be overwhelming, but I try my best to only purchase the best basic pieces that I know I will get a lot of use out of!

Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover (sale: $51.90, regular: $78)- This was the first thing I put in my cart! I saw so many bloggers with this soft fleece pullover last year, and I wanted it so badly! It sold out so many times, but I was finally able to order my own today! I got it in the color charcoal. Nordstrom suggests sizing down one size because it runs large. I like things like this to fit oversized (and I know I will be growing), so I sized up to a large.

Zella Leggings (sale: $35.90, regular: $54)- I got these last year, and they were my most worn item that I purchased from the sale BY FAR! The most comfortable and only leggings I want to wear! They can be worn for exercise or with regular everyday clothes. If you are just purchasing one thing from the sale this year, I suggest these! You can click here to check out the cropped pair (perfect for exercise) and here to check out the maternity pair that I ordered!

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (sale: $72.90, regular: $110)- I also got these last year and love them! They are SO flattering! If you are in between sizes, I would size up. 

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BP Moto Leggings (sale: $25.90, regular: $39)- I got these last year in olive! They are the most affordable pair of leggings that are also super soft and comfortable! Worn with this tee that is also part of the sale!

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BP V-Neck Tee (sale: $11.90, regular: $19)- These sold out so fast last year that I never got my hands on one. I did get the long sleeve version in white, black, and olive though. I wore them on repeat all fall and winter. They are the best basics for such affordable prices and SO soft!

BP Long Sleeve Scoopneck Tee (sale: $18.90, Regular: $29)- This is the tee that I was just talking about! Perfect fall and winter basic that I got in white, black, and olive last year. These will sell out fast! I had to work hard to order my 3 last year during restocks! It is pictured above with the olive moto leggings!

AG Skinny Jeans (sale: $149.90, regular: $225)- AG makes my favorite designer jeans. If you are going to splurge on a pair of jeans, I highly suggest these! The fit is fabulous, and they are so comfortable too! The Farrah is another style that I love.

Plush Throw (sale: $25.90, regular: $39.50)- the softest and highest quality blanket you will ever find for this price! It comes in 17 colors! I have one, and I'm ordering more! My mom, sister, mother-in-law, and I all have it. And I have gotten several of them monogrammed and given them as Christmas gifts and baby gifts! I can't recommend it enough!

The Best Tops

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This Free People tee (sale: $31.90, regular: $48) is such a fabulous long sleeve basic tee! The length and soft fabric are my 2 favorite parts. It comes in 7 colors, and it will sell out quickly! I am wearing it here with my favorite Zella leggings and Hunter boots that are both also included in the sale! 

The Best Sweaters

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This Free People thermal (sale: $44.90, regular: $68) is adorable, comfy, and comes in 4 colors! 

The Best Cardis

The Best Outerwear

The Best Leggings

The Best Jeans

The Best Dresses

The Best Home Items

This plush throw (sale: $25.90, regular: $39.50) is the softest and highest quality blanket you will ever find for this price! It comes in 17 colors, and I'm ordering more! My mom, sister, mother-in-law, and I all have it. And I have gotten several of them monogrammed and given them as Christmas gifts and baby gifts! I can't recommend it enough!

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The Best Shoes

The Best Boots and Booties

The Best Beauty Products

I shared my favorites, and I'd love to hear what your favorites are! Please let me know if you have any questions about anything! I'm always happy to help! I cannot wait for my purchases to come in! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!