It's very late right now and I have to be up early, but I wanted to be sure to tell you that if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you qualify to gain EARLY ACCESS to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and it started on the 10th. This is a quick post to tell you my top picks that you don't want to miss!! And you'll have to hurry because if my friends and I are any indication, I think these items may sell out before the sale actually starts on July 17th.
First let me tell you that you definitely need a few things to take with you; first and foremost, your Nordstrom card. This gives you the early access to preview the sale that you definitely want to have. Next, a bottle of water. I find that a bottle of water is nessesary as I get so thirsty during the time I browse, and because I can put the lid on it tightly, it will fit under my arm if I need some hands-free shopping, or will sit safely in my shopping bag without ruining anything. Bring any medicine that you might need so that you don't have to leave early. For instance, don't forget your asthma inhaler....just sayin'. Bring parking money if you have to park at a meter or in a garage. And, this is really important, bring a camera or a smart phone so that you can take pictures of items to think about later or to see how clothing looks on you in an accurate way.
Wear easy on/off comfortable footwear; you'll be on your feet for quite awhile. Dress the same. Don't dress to impress at this sale, dress for comfort and ease of trying on. However, do your hair better than I did, cuz it's just whack. We've been working in the house a lot and my hair took a beating so please do me a favor and ignore it. Wear natural makeup and either naked or neutral nails so that you can try on any colors you might want to.
Ok, ready? Set? SHOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!
FIRST MUST HAVE ITEM: Chloe K Lace Trim Tunic Tank, sale price: $21.90
Trust me and get one in every color. You'll find this item in the Brass Plum but don't worry if you don't think you can fit junior's sizes. This tank is very generously sized. I busted out full on grins when I tried them on. Being 5'8", it's hard to find tunics that actually are tunics on me. My friend Tracy is all of 5'2", I think, and she's getting the tanks in every color also. We're both over the moon because we've been looking for something like this. Now we have 5 or 6 somethings like this, lol.
Check out the edge of lace on the bottom. Pretty cool. This tank comes in six colors and you need every one of them!!
Also, there are two coordinating sweaters. Below you'll see the Frenchi Lace Pattern Long Cardigan, which comes as shown and additionally in a black with natural taupe peeking through. This is the softest sweater I think I've ever been in. The sale price is just $35.90. It runs true to the usual junior sizing. Gosh both colors just go with all the tanks. It's a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Miracle!!!
THE MUST HAVE MAKEUP ITEM: The Lorac Nude Skinny and Navy Skinny Eyeshadow Palettes. Just $15 each!!!!
The first one I'm showing is the Navy Skinny Eyeshadow Palette. The palette is shown in the top picture under indoor lighting at home.
And with a flash in the store lighting.,,
I happened to swatch this palette while in the store and took pictures both without flash and with flash. These eyeshadows are so buttery soft...they are like cream. And bear in mind, these were just super quick fingertip swatches. The pigmentation is better than my silly fingers would have you believe. Just velvety soft!
Below are the swatches with flash. Above them are the lip colors from the two Nars trio sets, Schiap and Dolce Vita.
I haven't swatched the Nude Skinny eyeshadow palette yet, just because I haven't had the time to sit and breathe, but you can bet I will. I also want to compare it to some of Lorac's more recent eyeshadow palettes. The first picture is without flash in my home. The second photo is with flash under the store lighting.
So these are my immediate MUST HAVES before they sell out. Which are your picks of the sale?
I want to thank Jessica who works Chanel in the Anchorage Nordstrom store for her help in the mad frenzy that is the Cosmetics Department. She is so sweet and kind and chipper....just a joy to work with. Hi Jessica!!!!!