Friday, July 15, 2016

5 on Friday: Top 20 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Happy Friday friends!

We’re making our southern migration today, I seriously can’t believe it (see my farewell post)! I had a work happy hour last night that was a sort of going away since I won’t physically be in the office any longer, just working remotely. It was great to be able to catch up with folks outside of the office before I left and I was touched that a good group showed up in their free time, #allthefeels. 

Anywho, I’m excited to pick back up on 5 on Friday today! Here’s the top 5 things on my mind or that I’m loving lately:

{ONE} My top 20 picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
No surprise here right, #TypicalBlogger. I’m not a card holder (we’re too in love with our one card we use for everything), but there’s plenty of sneak peeks from other bloggers already while they're doing early accessHere's the top 20 things that I already have my eye on when the sale opens to the public on July 22nd:

1. Striped peplum top // 2. Stripe/check top // 3. Navy strappy top // 4. Drape white blazer // 5. Cashmere sweater // 6. Long shawl cardigan // 7. Ruffle cardigan // 8. Fit & Flare dress // 9. Pink shift dress // 10. This is the splurgeish item I’m wanting this year // 11. Although maybe I’ll pick up this faux version instead // 12. Honorable mention to this Barbour jacket (when do these ever go on sale?!) // 13. These faux leather leggings from Spanx (I got a plain black pair last year and wore them ALL the time - postpartum Mamas get 20 pairs if you can, they're awesome) // 14. Leopard shoulder bag // 15. Kate Spade glitter studs // 16. Tory flats // 17. Definitely these diptyque candles // 18. These Tory rider boots which will go fast (I scored a pair last year and they're awesome) // 19. UGG slippers  // 20. Tweed Mary Jane heels

Here's the blogger's who have the best round ups IMO (no particular order):

Last year, I went all in (see what I got in this post) and I'm so glad I picked up a pair of Joie booties (cheaper version), my Lush dress and my Lush top that I wear all seasons and the Spanx leggings (as mentioned above). Definitely will be grabbing my favorite candles again too if there are some left.

{TWO} Dinner with our DC besties. 
You might have seen on Insta that we had dinner at Liberty Tavern in Arlington with Catherine and Will Wednesday night. It was super yummy for those who live up here. This was our going away dinner with them and was so nice. I’m going to miss these people so much, but hope know they’ll come visit us soon! They got us the cutest Catstudio towel and glasses to commemorate our time in DC, plus a new giraffe wubbanub for Sully since Pippa the Pup ate off the ears when we had dinner with them previously :).
{THREE} Final DC date night. 
Ryan and I had our final date night in DC at All Purpose on Sunday and it was so good, their pizza is gorgeous. Which, by the way, we TOTALLY forgot about this date night. It was so funny you guys, we went out to grab dinner and got a text from a random number that said they were on our front porch. We were so confused and Ry even thought I accidentally ordered Postmates on my phone (who else is obsessed?!). We rushed back and there was the babysitter we hired, waiting for us at the door, ha! 
{FOUR} Lilly Pulitzer - currently loving.
Lilly just released some new items and I am obsessed with this new print. And the below top I wore for the Southern C has been recreated in this version, it's so flattering and I always get so many good comments. I am finding myself absolutely living in two Lilly dresses so far this summer and thought I would share. The first is this one that I actually wore to work yesterday. The second is the Essie dress in this gorgeous mint color. If you’re in the market for comfy summer dresses, get these now!
{FIVE} Faux tans suggestions?
I am a whole new level of pale you guys, so I’m turning heavily to my Jergens Natural Glow lotion that I’ve used in years past. While I swear by this lotion, I can’t help but be curious about others I’m seeing around like this one and this one. Any suggestions on best tanning lotions or sprays?

What would make your top 5 this week? What are you craving from the #NSale?

Also, make sure to follow along on Snapchat (name: ephilli) and Instagram for updates during our move!

Here's who I'm teaming up with today on this Five on Friday: A. Liz AdventuresCarolina CharmHello! Happiness and The Good Life.
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