Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends!

I’m joining forces {like always} with Narci and Andrea to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES!

I feel like my blog lately has been full of family and adoption-two of my FAVORITE things-but today we’re gonna chat about another FAVORITE-the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Today is the first day the sale is live and open to the public.  You don’t have to be a card holder to shop anymore!  I’ve gotta be honest every year I approach this sale differently.  Sometimes basing it all on what I see and love.  Sometimes basing it on what’s already in my closet.  Sometimes basing it on getting the biggest savings.  Seriously, I’m all over the board when it comes to this sale.  This year I tried to only invest in pieces I know I’ll wear time and time again.  

I ordered a ton of things just to check them all out, try them on, and these are my absolute FAVORITES
This Topshop cardigan is a little out of the box for me, but paired with these new AG jeans {love, love, love them and I’ve figured out I’ll always grab the AG’s over the other denim in my closet} and cute booties it’s me!  I also think the cardigan will be cute with my black jeans for another look.  You might be seeing this cardigan a LOT!  πŸ™‚  I thought everything pictured was true to size, but I do like cardigans on the bigger side.  If you want it to fit more snugly, I’d size down.  {The cardigan is out of stock but I’ll keep checking back for you.}

A ruffle sleeve and I are pretty much like peanut butter and jelly.  We just go together.  I’m already picturing this top under a fur vest!  Won’t that be cute?  Again, pictured with my new favorite denim and booties.  Let me add, if you’re on the fence about the booties-these are so comfortable.  Last year I bought several different pairs of boots and booties and I always grab the comfy pair.  This is the pair I will grab.  No doubt!

Look how cute the sleeves are!  {True to size as well}

This sweater is the PERFECT fall color.  It’s a bit on the shorter side and I’m a bit on the longer side but paired with a cami I love it.  It’s a really pretty gold shimmery color. If the weather ever gets cool, you’ll see me in this over and over again.  Scratch that, on November 1st I’m wearing this sweater whether it’s cool or not!  {TTS, but on the shorter side-be aware}

The new blardigan everyone is talking about found a new home in my closet as well.  I grab a cardigan of some sort every time we get home.  After the gym, after church, even after the pool…I’ve been known to be working in my office in a swimsuit, cover up, and cardigan.  #truth

Last year I bought this same cardigan in maroon and was shocked at how often I reached for it in my closet.  When I saw it again in the sale, I knew I needed another color.  This light pink/blush for the win!

I wanted you to see the back is longer than the front.  πŸ™‚  I stuck with my normal size.

A sweatshirt disguised as a cute top?  YES!  This top runs a little on the larger side.  I liked the bigger fit in the sweatshirt but if you don’t, I’d size down.

In Texas, I really only need a big coat like this about three times every year, but last year I found myself in Denver, Vail, and Park City.  In each of those cities, I was dreaming of a warmer parka so when I saw this in the sale I pounced.  A great price for a great coat I’ll have for years.

TTS and again…wanted you to see the length.

Okay, imagine this grey top all nice and ironed.  It’s a really thin top with bell sleeves that will be great under vests or cardigans.  {Sold out right now too.} I paired it with the maroon AG jeans and these booties.   {All TTS and these booties are my FAVORITE!}

I added a new cardigan because I have a problem.  #whatcanisay  #iliketobecozy

This is my thought on stocking up on cardigans during the sale…when I’m browsing the mall a cardigan never catches my eye.  I love them.  Wear them all the time, but I’m not going to walk across the store to look at a cardigan I spotted.  However, I will walk across the store for a top I see that really catches my eye.

Okay, if I was about three inches shorter this dress would be a FAVORITE.  It was a little too short on me.  There’s an outer layer that’s see through and then the non-see through layer is about two inches above that so just too much leg on me.  If you’re under 5’5″ then I’d highly recommend it.  {It’s sold out right now, but I’ll keep you posted.}

I love this dress.  Love the floral.  Love the fit.  Love it!  And I paired it with the booties again. 

This one is going back but if you’re in the market for a little black dress, this one is pretty-a little different and a great price.  I have two other black dresses in my closet and just can’t justify another one at the moment.  But this one is great.

I scored this pajama set.  The shorts are a little on the shorter side (and they’re in the washing machine now so I’ll let you know how they wash and dry).  I’d much prefer to sleep in a longer sleeve shirt with shorts so this combo is my jam.

This Free People sweater is part of the sale and is fabulous!  I bought it last year in a dark purple and wore it a ton.  They have all new colors this year and I think you’ll love it.

I know this is a hard picture to really see my leggings, but the Spanx leather leggings are my FAVORITES!  I bought them last year and wore them a ton!  Perfect for traveling.  They’re part of the sale…check them out!

I’ll keep you posted if I see those out of stock items get restocked.  Happy Shopping, Friends!  XO

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  1. 7.21.17
    Bfg78 said:

    So many good finds! But that first cardigan?πŸ€”if you love it, go for it! Maybe it's cuter in person than in pictures😁 The dress doesn't look too short but maybe it's the angle. It doesn't look any shorter than other dresses you've worn! Why do we buy another black dress if we already have several in closet & know we're not going to keep it? Ha! I do the same thing! #womenπŸ™„ Love the booties!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Not a fan of the cardigan, huh? Haha! I appreciate your honesty. It's definitely a little outside my norm. For the dress, I think it's the angle and that bottom layer is see through. Probably hard to tell in a picture. And because little black dresses just snag our attention? Ha! Glad I'm not the only one. Hope you have a great Friday, friend!

  2. 7.21.17
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said:

    Ok I did not like some of the items from the Nordstrom sale but you are making a lot of them look super cute! Love your hair too!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, Amanda!

  3. 7.21.17
    Bethany said:

    I love so many of those! Gosh…I need another paycheck =)

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!! Ha!

  4. 7.21.17
    marla said:

    I LOVE the first cardigan!! You found some seriously cute stuff. I would consider keeping the black dress. It's so dang cute on you. I feel I need the booties. Thanks for sharing.

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  5. 7.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Hi, Where is the link for the Topshop cardigan? I tried to search it on the Nordstrom website, but I couldn't find it there.

    BTW, everything looks adorable on you.

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I couldn't find the link at all. I'll keep looking but last night it was sold out and the link was gone. :(. Thank you!!

  6. 7.21.17
    Alexis deZayas said:

    Great finds!! I ordered the new blardigan in that color too and am obsessed πŸ™‚

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      It's so comfy!!!

  7. 7.21.17
    Narci said:

    You are so smart to buy cardigans and sweaters!! That is brilliant! Everything looks darling on you!!! 😍

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks, Narci!

  8. 7.21.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Girl! I got all the cardigans,too πŸ™‚ I like your theory – so true!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Great minds! ;). We'll be so glad in January!

  9. 7.21.17
    Jenny said:

    Okay, I just bought the coat after reading your post! I need to be officially done shopping! Eeek! πŸ˜‰ I posted a few of my sale finds on my blog today as well. Happy Friday!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I need to be done too!! Haha! Happy Friday!

  10. 7.21.17
    Bernadine said:

    Do you mind sgaring how you shop/choose what you buy? So many great finds! There are SO much stuff online. Do you search by colors or item category? Did you buy stuff for the kids and Tab too?

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I searched all 46 pages of womens' goodies! I bought the kids a few things but not much. I'll share their goodies next week. Tab got a couple things as well.

  11. 7.21.17
    Laura @ Laura Likes Design said:

    That blush colored tie-front top is so cute! Ordering that for sure!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you! It's comfy too!

  12. 7.21.17
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I bought the spanx faux leather leggings and am obsessed!! I wish you could do a whole blog post on how you style them haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      That's a great idea!! I'll do it!

  13. 7.21.17
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    Love all of those booties and the bell sleeved top. You look so great in that bell sleeve top! It's definitely your style!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  14. 7.21.17
    Laci said:

    I love the pink sweatshirt!! I am a BIG FAN of cardigans! My office at work is normally freezing so cardigans are my jam in the summer too!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!! Some people come home and throw on sweats…I come home and throw on a comfy cardigan. Every. Single. Day.

  15. 7.21.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I love all your picks!!! It makes me feel the need to go back for round two (or 3? 4?)… haha. Happy Weekend, friend!!

    That Inspired Chick

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I understand that completely!! Haha!

  16. 7.21.17
    V @ X-tremely V said:

    Love all your picks! And now I need to second look at that coat! I wasn't impressed online, but it looks great on you! Happy Weekend!

    • 7.21.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  17. 7.21.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    I love that blush sweatshirt and the tie so cute – you look lovely in everything πŸ™‚ xoxo ERIN

  18. 7.21.17
    Kimm said:

    I love the first cardigan. I think you should keep it for sure !!!!

  19. 7.21.17
    Unknown said:

    Can you post the link for the floral dress please? Or did I miss it?

  20. 7.21.17 said:

    I love the tan, white and black sweater and what cute dresses you chose! Happy weekend!

  21. 7.22.17
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Yes, the black floral was sold out too. πŸ™

  22. 7.22.17
    Whitney Pegram said:

    That ruffle sleeve sweater is perfection!! And I've seen several people with those new pjs & I LOVE them!!

  23. 7.24.17
    Rowdy & Ruby said:

    HI there, wondering what size you are in the north face coat? They are out of smalls, so i'm wondering if i could make an xs work. Is it true to size?