OFF-DUTY STYLE Jul 14, 2017

The Best Purchases I Made This Summer


SWIMSUIT: Marysia  |  SKIRT: Adam Lippes (sold out; similar HERE and HERE)  |  SANDALS: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker  |  HAT: H&M  |  EARRINGS: Argento Vivo  |   SUNGLASSES: BP. (sold out; also love THESE)

In case you missed yesterday’s post, the best sale of the whole. dang. year. just started and is everything you’ve dreamed of and so much more (for so much less).  As discussed, it’s not an end-of-season-please-buy-this-crap-that-no-one-else-wanted sale, it’s all brand new pre-Fall merchandise that hasn’t even hit other retailers yet.

While I mostly use this sale to stock up on the fall staples I’ll live in all season (like these over-the-knee boots or this gorgeous leather jacket), the sale also has some absolute GEMS for summer that you can wear right now.  Today I’m highlighting five staple pieces that served me well on our recent trip to France and how you can score some of these favorites in the on-going sale.


But wait!  You said the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is all *Fall* stuff!  I did, and it is.  However, the brutal truth is that some people live in climates where it’s summer all. year. long.

I know.  What a bunch of jerks.

To help the poor souls who don’t get to spend October through March bundled up and freezing, Nordstrom included some amazing warm-weather pieces in the Anniversary Sale.  But whether you live in a place where Fall is not so different from Summer or, like me, you simply are gutting it out in the sauna that is New York City through September, it’s worth keeping an eye out for those staple summer pieces while prices are rock bottom.

The One Piece Swimsuit

Is it a swimsuit?  Is it a bodysuit?  No one has to know.  One piece swimsuits are not only très trendy right now, but as illustrated in these images from Cannes, they’re your vacay MVP.  No need for a tee or a coverup going to and from the beach, just throw on a skirt or your favorite shorts and you’re ready for action.  This scalloped Marysia one-piece, unfortunately, isn’t included in the sale, but check out this cutie which is!

 Timeless Sunglasses

This is a PERFECT time to grab your favorite sunnies from must-have brands. We’re talking Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Burberry… the list goes on! Trends come and go seasonally, but the selection of classic, timeless frames Nordstrom currently has on sale are too good to pass up.

The Wear-Everywhere Sandals

Low block-heeled sandals are far and away my most heavily-worn summer footwear.  Not only are they easily dressed up or down, but they are actually more comfortable and better for your back than flats.  I’ve linked to lots of my favorite block sandals above, but check out these great summer-fall transitional beauties that are included in the sale.

The Classic Hat

I adore hats (and wear them almost everyday when traveling) because they’re as practical as they are fashionable.  When I’m on vacation, I have zero motivation to do anything with my hair and thanks to my collection of hats, I don’t have to.  I also find that over the course of the day, I’m constantly having to take my sunglasses on and off.  Whether it’s walking in and out of shops or needing to look down at my phone, the annoying on-and-off thing with sunglasses can drive me crazy.  With a hat (how cute is this one?!), your eyes are shielded from the sun and you don’t have to touch it all day.

The Midi Skirt

By now, you are most likely familiar with my all-things-midi obsession. From pencil to pleats, the midi is the IT staple to have in your closet right now. Pair with a crop top or moto jacket for fun or a blouse and blazer for work. In case you need further convincing, the cut is insanely flattering on ALL body types, and let’s be honest, it fits just about any occasion that requires clothes!

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7 Responses to The Best Purchases I Made This Summer

  1. Jill says:

    I’m in love with this striped skirt!


  2. Natali says:

    Oh wow!! I’m blown away by this amazing, cruise chic like outfit! Your skirt is major!

  3. Rach says:

    Oo that skirt is such a great find! It is gorgeous!

  4. Sophie says:

    Stunning skirt, love the navy and blue and white stripes!

  5. Chira Elena says:

    Love the stripes. And the colors. You look gorgeous!

  6. Jo Alice says:

    Stunning! Always such beautiful fashion in your post. This reminds me of Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief in Canne but in a modern day way!

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