Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2017

Oh the beloved Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  It’s a sale I look forward to every year. Why?  Because it allows you to pick up some really excellent quality clothing for the present, as well as for the season ahead at a deep discounted price! This year I promised myself I wouldn’t go too crazy and stick to a budget considering that we are currently in the whirlwind of a kitchen remodel.  So I stuck to finding a few basics that I could wear now, as well as incorporate into my fall/winter wardrobe.  I also chose items that are easy to mix and match with other items I already have so I can put together the most outfit options possible!

Links to each item will be at the bottom of this post if you’d like to snag these pieces for yourself!  Nordstrom Card holders get early access to this sale from July 13-20, and then on July 21st it will available to the public until August 6th!  So don’t miss out!

This top jumped out at me because one it’s grey (black, white, grey, and taupe are always my go to shades!) and it’s striped!  I’m obsessed with striped clothing, love me some stripes!  The fact that it’s long sleeved, but light weight  makes it so I’m able to wear it now on a cooler summer night, but then also wear it this fall/winter with some layering action.

I’m typically a tank top wearing gal, tee shirts not so much!  I really love the fit of this one below though, as well as the pocket detail.  As of lately I’ve really been attracted to this olive-y green color too….so you might see it coming into my wardrobe more often!  Both these tops are under $20 during this sale, woop!

These skinny jeans are so not my typical pick.  In fact they are the first light colored jeans I’ve bought in probably 10 years and the first pair of distressed jeans I’ve bought EVER!  Dark denim has been my got to for quite a while for its classy sleekness, but this pair won me over.  The feel and comfort blew me away and for under $50, they were a for sure winner.

Faux Leather Leggings!!! I actually saw a sales associate carrying these and asked her where to find them!  And lucky for me they were indeed part of the sale (YES!) They’re a fun edgy piece, they’re pants (which I desperately need for the upcoming cooler months, (dresses during the winter just won’t work like they did in Southern California!) and I’m sorry, but as soon as I put them on, I felt HOTT!!!

And last, but certainly not least, this leather jacket!  I’ve been on the hunt for a BLACK leather jacket for a while now because I feel like it’s a classic timeless piece that you can wear for a really long time, and being black it can almost go with any outfit.  This was the first item I found on my shopping day and I couldn’t be happier!  The fitted style and off center zipper are probably my most favorite details, with the partially zippered wrists and the fact that it’s $100 off during this sale as close runner ups!

 

Stripped Grey Long Sleeve Pocket Tee by BP here

Dark Olive Rounded V-neck Tee by Caslon here

Chelsea Ripped Skinny Jeans by Vigoss here

Faux Leather Leggings by SPANX here

Leather Jacket by Halogen here

Older items shown, but not featured at sale

Black wedges by Jeffery Campbell

Black heels by Calvin Klein

ELSA PERETTI® Open Heart Pendent Necklace by Tiffany & Co

Taupe tank top with zipper pocket TJ Maxx ($5!!!)

Camel Wedge Sandals – random brand from random boutique on Catalina Island LOL!

 

Cheers! (to an amazing sale!)

 

Traci

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Top 5 favorites of early 2017

Overall, I consider myself somewhat of a minimalist.  I’m constantly getting rid of things and I hate having “extras” of an item saved for later or having items in excess.  For example, I don’t see the point in having more than one pair of running shoes.  I will continue to wear the same pair until they’re sufficiently worn out and then get a new pair after I toss or donate the old pair.  It’s a similar situation with my master bedroom bedding.  I have one set of sheets, pillow cases, and duvet cover that I adore, and when I remove them to clean, my bed stays naked for the hour or so it takes to wash and dry everything.  That being said I’m not a perfect minimalist.  I can never have enough dresses, my closet is FULL of them.  Clothing is my weak spot for sure.  Life is all about balance though right?  So one bed set and one pair of running shoes to my 1,000 dresses totally works!  I know you can’t read sarcasm, but I’m HOPING you all laughed at that last part!  ANYWAY,   when I do find new items that are super useful or bring a positive aspect into my life, I’m all about it! And today I’d like to share with you my top 5 favorite things so far in 2017.  A few are brand new to me, and a couple are oldies that continue to bring extreme joy and improve my everyday life.  They are all very different as well, so I’m bringing them to you in no particular order, I love them all equally for what they bring to the table.

 

1. Kate Spade New York “All In Good Taste” Travel Tumbler 

Kate Spade "All In Good Taste" Travel Tumbler

This thing is AMAZING! Not only is it cute and doesn’t leak in my purse, but it also keeps hot liquids hot for 3 hours and cold items cold for 9 hours.  This is ideal for my Arbonne detox tea.  Being a massage practitioner, there are days that I don’t have time to finish my tea between clients, but with this tumbler it’s not an issue.  As long as I close the mouth piece it stays nice and hot.  And when it says they say keeps your hot liquids hot for 3 hours, it means the liquid doesn’t start cooling down for 3 hours, so really your liquids will stay at least warm for longer. YAY! Get yours here.

 

2. Kung Fu Tonic 2

This wee bottle packs a punch!  Kung Fu Tonic 2 is a natural immunity booster that’s organic, raw, vegan, an just plain awesome!  With ingredients including apple cider vinegar, heirloom garlic, ginger, cayenne, and turmeric it’s not only good for you, but freaking delicious!  Just opening the bottle a smelling this stuff makes my mouth water. It’s made locally in Laguna Beach California, but can also be ordered online and shipped anywhere!  You can take this tonic straight by itself or use it to enhance your favorite foods.  I enjoy it drizzled over a salad along with a little extra apple cider vinegar and avocado oil.  A  little bit goes a long way!  Learn more and order yours here.

kung fu tonic 2

kung fu tonic 2

 

3. “Get It Done” Weekly Planning Notebook

So you might be thinking, “Okay it’s a planner, so what?”  This is SOOO not just a planner though!  There are several well thought out sections in this spiral notebook that help you stay on track.  Monday – Friday each have a section for three “Top Priority” items so you can cross those off before anything else, along with a water section to help make sure you’re getting in your 8 glasses a day!  Other great features include a “Things To Be Thankful For” section, a page for weekly menu planning with shopping list, and a full “ETC” page for anything extra you need to remember.  And what’s even better is each week is completely customizable, in that you fill in the dates yourself.  So say one week you’re away on vacation in Belize and you don’t use you planner, you won’t be wasting any pages because they aren’t preset like your typical yearly planner/calendar.  LOVE THIS!  It’s perfect for starting this new year off right!  Nice and organized!  Get it done, here.

Get It Done

Get It Done

Get It Done

4. Mieroglyphs Bracelet

Like many ladies, I enjoy accessories.  Especially jewelry.  These bracelets are hand crafted, vegan, and cruelty-free.  Each bracelet comes with a positive inspirational quote engraved on the inside, but if you have a special quote or mantra that’s special to you, they will happily engrave it in your bracelet and make it one of kind.  The bracelet sizes can be made perfect for your wrist too!  They come in several different designs.  The one I chose is called “Cappo.”  I was drawn to it because of the plaid design.  It’s the perfect bit of pop for an otherwise plain outfit, plus plaid never goes out of style!  (HELLO, BURBERRY?!)  I also really like the “naked” design which is just plain cork along with your choice of metal clasp.  On their website they state “Our intent as the Mieroglyphs organization is to provide accessories as vehicles for motivation, inspiration and positivity. With every Mieroglyphs order you can feel good about being a responsible and conscientious consumer.”  All of this makes me happy, and here at Yes To Champagne it is my focus to find the little things in life that makes one feel good.  This bracelet and company completely fit the bill!  Find what design speaks to you, here.  PS! Use code TRACI for 20% off your order!

Mieroglyphs

Mieroglyphs

Mieroglyphs

 

5. Arbonne Essentials Sleep Well Spray

This is my nighttime savior.  I struggle with having a busy mind as soon as my head hits the pillow.  At times it can keep me awake even if I’m exhausted.  When this happens I reach for my Arbonne Sleep Well Spray.  It’s a slightly sweet lemon-y flavored spray full of Arbonne’s personally engineered vegan melatonin and botanical blend that gently whisks you away to dreamland without the groggy side affects.   Whether I need to calm my mind or need to be well rested for an important day a head, I can always count on this blue bottle to help me get my ZZZ’s.  It never leaves my bedside table.  Stop counting sheep and grab a bottle here.

Arbonne Sleep Well Spray

 

And there you have it, my top 5 favorites of early 2017!  With these items in toe, this year is bound to start off on the right foot.  Maybe they will become a few of your favorites as well <3

 

Cheers!

Traci

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