It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and no, I’m not talking about Christmas (although I’m stoked for the holidays, too). I’m talking about the Nordstrom’s annual #Nsale! Early access was granted to those who have a Nordstrom card (credit or debit). The sale officially opened to the public on Friday, July 22nd and will be running until Monday, August 8th (if there’s anything left).

What makes this sale so wonderful is that it’s not clothing and accessories that the store is attempting to get rid of, they’re items that you’ll want to wear during the fall and winter seasons. Included in the sale are an array of your fall and winter essentials!

Nordstrom has easily become one of my favorite department stores to shop because they have all of the brands I love in one place. Check out my top picks I snagged! Check out my favorite picks from last year!

Boots & Shoes








Black Basics

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Whether it be for your dad, brother, or the special love of your life, this guide has just about everything! From the techie to the GQ man that can’t stop looking at himself in the mirror, there are a wide range of presents that they will be sure to love.

For those men who have no idea what they want, hopefully this guide gives you an idea of what to put on your list… even if it’s 11 days away 😉

I don’t know any man that doesn’t like video games! 2K 2016 is out and if you’re feeling extra giving you could gift 2K 2016 special edition.

The Ecocity backpack are so chic and perfect for the man who is polished.

When shopping for Beats headphones for that special guy, don’t just get any headphones, gift the Studio Wireless. Sure to drown out any nagging they’re not fond of.

Birchbox for Men is somewhat of a new concept, but this is such a great gift for the man who likes a little extra when grooming themselves. Birchbox is a monthly customized box subscription where you can get anywhere from fancy socks to sample-sized grooming products.

And if he wants to take a break from his Beats Studio Wireless headphones, Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speakers will be sure to get the party started!

This present is for the family guy or simply the guy enjoys spending quality time with friends or family. Cards Against Humanity is a fun game to play to break the ice!

For the book worm, Stephen King’s The Bazaar Bad Dreams has hit NY Times Best Seller list! Also, other books out there to help your man get ahead are Rich Dad, Poor Dad; any book by Robert T. Kiyosaki are great and 10x Rule by Grant Cardone are great books to get started with.

Gamefly is hands down for the gamer in your life. It’s like Netflix, but for video games. You pick games you want to borrow, you keep them for as long as you’d like, and then return them when you want a new game for $30/month. Sounds like a deal, right?!

Ahhh this Jimmy Choo Man cologne is to die for, and it’s going to smell different on just about everyone. Among the other popular male scents this year are Polo Ralph Lauren Red, Mont Blanc Legend, and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue.

iPad Pro

iPod Touch 

Alpha Fit Cleansing System

Moleskine Journal

MVMT Watch

New cellphone- #TeamDroid Galaxy S6 or #TeamiPhone iPhone 6/6s Plus 

Men’s Scarves

Jack Black Skincare Set

Dri-FIT workout clothes

Swell Wooden Water bottle 

Sneakers (basketball)



It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And no, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which kicked off on July 17! For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a sale where you receive discounts on some of the most well-known designers like Tory Burch, Ted Baker, Hunter, and more! Those who are Nordstrom card members were able to shop a little earlier, however the sale opened to EVERYONE yesterday. It’s Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year and I wanted to share with you the items that I’m coveting.

1) Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt (Sale: $79.90)— What I like about this skirt is the fact that it has multiple uses. You can wear this skirt in the office with a white collared shirt and some pumps or you can wear it out to dinner on a date or with friends. It’s so versatile. Their is a matching top (Stripe Crop Top (Sale: $43.90). I could definitely see myself pairing this with a pair of strappy sandals and a floppy hat for a more casual and relaxed look!

2) Sperry ‘Saltwater’ Waterproof Rain Boot (Sale: $79.90)— I’m a college student and when you’re in college you see a lot of the same people every day, and you see trends come to life. This past school year I witnessed EVERYONE and their mother wearing these boots, but every time I would go to order them they would be back-ordered for like 2 gazillion years. These are nice for all sorts of weather rain or snow. These boots are perfect for the college student simply because we have to walk to class, no matter what the weather. With these, I’m certain that my feet will be protected.

3) Halogen ‘Olson’ Pointy Toe Studded T-strap Flat (Sale: $59.90)— THESE!!! You know, I love all the top designers, but lets be real, I’m a college student on a college student budget and when I saw these Valentino-look-a-like-flats, I was sold. They’re a non-traditional way to wear a flat and the studs on it give the shoe a bit of ‘umph.’ I love these and can’t wait to have these in my wardrobe!

4) BP ‘Ipso Facto’ 50mm Sunglasses (Sale: $12.00)— Right now, I’m loving the cat eye shaped frames. I believe that anyone can pull them off, you’ve just gotta find the right cat eye frame for you. When I saw that these were only 12 bucks I was ecstatic. Also, the tortoise shell with the gold detailing give these frames a fun yet sophisticated look.

5) Kate Spade New York Glitter Stud Earrings (Sale: $24.90)— I love Kate Spade she is one of my favorite designers simply because her products are so different. She isn’t afraid to use weird characters and of course GLITTER. These earrings are for the female who still has that little girl inside of her. And with three different color options I’m sure you’ll be able to find the inner little girl in you!

6) Mario Badescu ‘Glowing Complexion’ Kit (Sale: $39.00)— Skincare NEVER goes on sale and I have always wanted to try Mario Badescu products, so this purchase was a match-made in heaven. My friend, Jen, uses his face lotion and she had nothing but good reviews.

7) Clarisonic ‘Mia 2- Mod Floral’ Skin Cleansing System (Sale: $119.20)— Like I said before, skincare products never go on sale and this cutely designed Clarisonic is right up my alley ;).

8) Kate Spade New York ‘Cedar Street –  Monday’ Crossbody Bag (Sale: $98.90)— You know I was thinking this bag is perfect for a night on the town and will fit all the essentials; lip gloss, iPhone 6, feminine products, and anything else that is a necessity for the night. This bag would also be great for travel!

9) Jeffery Campbell ‘Rodillo-Hi’ Wedge Sandal ($144.95)— These babies are not even a part of the sale but I had to pay homage to these lovelies. All I can say is… ADORABLE and would go with just about anything.

10) Tory Burch ‘Miller’ Flip Flop ($195.00)— These aren’t in the sale either, but I love the simplicity of these sandals. And who doesn’t love Tory Burch?!

11) BP. Floppy Straw Look Hat ($22.00 online exclusive)— Any chance that I get to look cute all while protecting my skin from the sun is okay in my book!

12) MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Posey’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal (Sale: $89.90)— These wedges are perfect for day or night and I love the color of them making it easy to pair with just about any outfit!

I believe this is it for my favorites. I will be vacationing in Barbados in a couple weeks and a vacation isn’t complete without some new duds! I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know in the comments what’s on your wishlist.