Thursday, August 2, 2018

Nordstrom Sale Finds

Don't judge me, but I totally hopped on the Nordstrom sale bandwagon. There are two in the St. Louis area, and I may or may not have gotten John to go with me to both of them on the first Saturday the sale was open to the public. I had birthday money burning a hole in my pocket, so we had to go.

I did a little research ahead of time to know what I was looking for because I'm notorious for going to a sale and not actually picking up anything in the sale. It's like I don't pay attention or something (don't comment on that John or momma). I knew I wanted a blow dryer, makeup brushes, black booties and the blanket that looked like Khloe Kardashian's leopard print blanket. You know the one.
{reality of what my vanity and bathroom counter looks like}

I had shopped the sale one other time to get leggings that everyone raved about. That has been 4 years ago, and I, along with many others, still rave about them. They are the first pair of leggings I had ever bought, and I got spoiled. They are a thick material (in a good way) so no skin shows through, and they are high waisted. I think they are probably in the sale every year. I almost bought more this year because both of mine are starting to get little material beads where my thunder thighs rub together and try to create a storm. Not today thighs, not today.

So John and I walked into Nordstrom at West County Center and first stop was the beauty department. I debated on getting this blow dryer just because it's expensive, and I am used to blow dryers that cost, at the most, $50. Unfortunately, they did not have anymore in stock, but the sweet saleslady hooked me up with ordering it online. Little did I know the other store had a plethora in stock, and I could have gotten it that day instead of waiting a week. But it's okay!:) I have already tried the blow dryer, and I must say, I do love it. I feel like my hair has become so much softer and not as many flyaways. I use it on the medium heat setting, which takes a bit longer to dry, but I am trying to not put as much heat on my hair. The blow dryer is a little heavier than I anticipated, but just like everything else, you get used to it. What really caught my eye with this dryer was the grey and rose gold coloring! Ohemgee. It's beautiful! I feel so fancy using it.

Makeup brushes were the next thing on my list. I've been wanting the Sigma F80 brush for a while, but I never got around to buying it. I like makeup, but I go through phases with it. I don't wear face makeup most of the time, so I wasn't sure if it was something I would use. Honestly, I still haven't used it since I purchased it. I'm still glad that I got it, and I can't wait to finally use it when I'm going out because that's pretty much the only time I do wear face makeup. It was a good deal in my opinion plus it came with another brush to help me with my contouring game that is non-existent.

While in the beauty section, John found something he wanted because he knew I had been wanting it, and that was a stand alone mirror for my vanity. This mirror has a light that recognizes when you are sitting in front of it with a control on how bright the light shines. I can pluck every eyebrow hair that needs to be plucked and see just how clogged my pores are too. I'm really loving it. I've noticed John has even been using it.

After the beauty department, we perused the handbag section, sunglasses, scarves, and on to the shoes. I saw a pair of black booties that I fell in love with online. I have been searching for a pair for quite sometime but nothing seems to strike my fancy... until these. I just knew they would be perfect. We finally got a salesperson to wait on us. She found my size in the back, and I excitedly tried them on. They were *thumbs down emoji*. I didn't care for the material, and they sat too high up on my ankle. They have looked so cute on so many other people, ugh, just not me. The search still continues.

Off upstairs we went in search for Khloe's blanket. All I have to say about that is 'sold out'. Everywhere. These blankets were clearly a hot commodity this year. John knew I really wanted the blanket, so he was checking everyday for them to restock it. He hit the goldmine. They restocked, and we snagged two colors. I wanted the original black and tan version, but hey, I'll take what I can get and this girl ain't paying full price for it. So we will have two colors in this blanket and will have to  determine which one we are going to keep. We shall see. They are coming in the mail today (keep a look out on my instagram stories for the big blanket reveal)! I have a feeling we are just going to end up with both of them. *Thanks boog!:)*

While upstairs, I looked around the clothing section, and oh my stars, I found THE cardigan of my dreams. The color was Tan Heather (aka oatmeal), and it was so incredibly soft. I just wanted to roll around on it with my naked body. Too much? Anyway. I had encountered my first real 100% cashmere cardigan. It was everything I have ever read about them. The sleeves were funky bubble sleeves and looked so cute. I tried on the L/XL knowing it wouldn't fit. To my surprise, it looked perfect from the front but absolutely awful from the back. Wasn't meant to be.. this year. But next year when I find $200 to spend on a cardigan and lose about 50lbs, I'm treating myself. I would have definitely deserved it at that point.

I'm really happy and excited with everything we picked up at the sale! It ends August 5th so hurry! Did you purchase anything? If so, what did you get?!

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