Nordstrom’s half yearly sale is going on right now through June 3rd. I have been shopping the sale because new stuff seems to be added everyday. Here are some of my favorites from the sale. Just click on an item to shop the item. Or click here to shop the full sale. You can get great deals on women’s clothes and accessories, men’s clothes and accessories, kids clothes and things for your home.
Click the retailer you want to shop to be taken directly to their page. Coupon codes are also listed beside each retailer if one is needed for discounts
ABERCROMBIE – 40% off everything and 50% off denim
ANTHROPOLOGIE – Extra 40% off sale plus 20% off furniture and decor
AMERICAN EAGLE – 25%-60% off
ANN TAYLOR – 40% off your purchase with code: SOREADY
ASOS – take 20% off with code: EVERY20
BANANA REPUBLIC – 40% off your purchase with code: BRSUMMER
BAUBLEBAR – up to 70% off Free Shipping over $25
CHINESE LAUNDRY – But One Get One 50% off with code: MAY50
DSW – Up to 70% off clearance Free Shipping over $35
EXPRESS – Everything up to 50% off
EVERYTHING BUT WATER – up to 40% off
FOREVER 21 – Extra 30% off select items with code: extra30
FRANCESCAS – BOGO 50% off clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes / 30% off entire swim shop
GAP – Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off online and free shipping with code: PARTY
H&M – up to 60% off – deals starting at $4.99 / Free shipping over $40 with code: 0040
J.CREW – up to 40% off with code: GETAWAY
J.CREW FACTORY – 50%-70% off / Extra 50% off clearance with code: WINWIN
JCPENNY – Take an extra 20% off with you spend $100 or less
KOHLS – $10 off $25 with code: SERVICE10
MACYS – Extra 20% off with code: MEMDAY
NEW YORK & COMPANY – everything 50% off or Buy One Get One Free
NORDSTROM – Up to 40% off during the Half Yearly Sale
NORDSTROM RACK – Receive up to 25% off at the Clear the Rack event
OLD NAVY – 20% off your order – no code needed, $8 dresses Friday Only, $10-$12 Fleece Friday Only
PACSUN – Buy One Get One 50% off site wide + $20 off $100 with code: SUM18
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE – take an extra 35% off online with code: ZZFLASH35
SHOPBOP – up to 40% off + Free Shipping
TARTE – 20%-30% off with code: WEEKEND
THE CHILDRENS PLACE – 60% off all summer apparel + free shipping
Target is having a great Memorial Day Sale starting today and running through Monday 5/28/18 11:59 PT. There is so much good stuff to list that I just thought it would easier to do a full post instead of listing it with the other Memorial Day Sales going on. I have picked out a few of my favorites and listed them below too. HAPPY SHOPPING
Last week we spent a long weekend in Scottsdale and Phoenix for our 5 year anniversary. We have been to Scottsdale once before in late July and we loved it then. So this time we decided to come a little earlier to avoid the hot summer heat and be able to enjoy getting out more.
Thursday – We arrived in Scottsdale early Thursday morning, at 9 AM and our room at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort was not quite ready yet. So we deceided to find a place to eat and maybe do a little shopping. I had heard that Olive & Ivy was a good place and it was close to the mall so it sounded like a good option. Olive & Ivy was very good, it is a place to get coffee and breakfast but it also has a restaurant option for lunch/dinner. I did not look over the lunch/dinner menu but the breakfast menu has lots of options – omlets, burritios, sandwiches – something for everyone. I decided on the breakfast burrito which had potatoes, bacon, cheese and egg in it and was served with breakfast potatoes as well. It was a very good burrito and very filling. I could only eat half of it!
After breakfast and a little shopping at the mall we decided to go relax by the pool and wait for our room to get cleaned. We went to the main pool right off the lobby and they had 3 pool opitions all close by.
About 3 they called to let me know our room was ready so we went to go check it out. We were in a bi-level king suite for our stay. Downstairs there was a living room, bar area, full bathroom and an outdoor patio. Then upstairs was the bedroom, another full bathroom and another outdoor patio. It was nice to have so much space unlike most hotel rooms were everything is in one space. It didn’t feel like we were staying in a hotel room, it was like a little apartment. I recommend the bi-level suite if you are going to stay at the Scottsdale Plaza for an extended time. I am sure their standard rooms are just as nice too.
We got cleaned up for dinner and I had found cheap baseball tickets to go to see the Diamondbacks play the Giants that night. My husband loves baseball and going to different baseball fields so I thought he would enjoy a game. If you have time this baseball facility is a must see. It is covered and has a pool inside, not sure it is a public pool but just rare to see that in a baseball facility. We had dinner at Blanco’s before the game. We got there during happy hour and ejoyed some delicious tacos, dips and drinks before the game. I love that during this time of the year most of the restaurants have the windows open and although you aren’t eating outside it feels like you are. We have been to Scottsdale in July and this is not the case, everything is closed up and everyone wants to be inside where it is cooler.
Friday – The next morning we got ready and decided to go back to Olive & Ivy for breakfast and this time I had a bacon breakfast sandwich, very good option. After breakfast we wanted to be a little adventourus and be outdoors, it was in the 70’s/80’s and it was a nice day to be outdoors. We went to Papago park and went to see the Hole in the Rock. It was an easy climb and the views may not be as good as Camelback Mountain views but it was fun. Maybe next we will go hike Camelback Mountain. In the same park is the Desert Botanical Garden. This garden is full of desert plant life and art and is so peaceful to walk around. Also this spring they have a butterfly exhibit to see where you can see hundreds of butterflies flying around and even catch the stages from caterpillar to butterfly. It was so cool to just see all these butterflies just flying all over and being able to get so close to them.
After walking around we decided it was pool time again and we went back to the resort. We spent a few hours at the pool and got cleaned up for dinner. Friday night we went to a place that just recently opened in Mid March called Taco Chelo in Downtown Phoenix. This restaurany/bar is so laid back – you order your food and then find a seat on their outdoor patio or inside and they bring your food when it is ready. The recommendation was to get something with Carne Asada in it and so I went with a taco and a quesadilla. OMG they were so good. I loved this place, the empolyees were great and answered all my questions and the atmosphere and décor was awesome. I will definitly come back to this place when we come back. The area where the restaurant was is being redevolped with new businesses and housing going up all around. I can’t wait to see the area when we return. Shout out to Lily the manager for being so accomidating and helpful during our meal.
Saturday – Our last full day in Scottsdale and although we were a little sad we enjoyed every minite of it. We headed to breakfast and decided on The Montauk and sat on the patio because it was a beautiful morning. After breakfast we decided we wanted to enjoy the pool one last time. It was the perfect pool day in the 80’s.
We made early dinner reservations for 5:30, because that was the only available option on a Saturday night, at The Mission in Old Town. I recommend that if you are going to eat here make reservations early in the week for the weekend. I was glad we were able to get in because I read so many good reviews on this place. We started our meal off with the Street Corn – off the cob – and the flavor was amazing! I am not sure if I ate it properly but I ate it like a dip with my tortilla chips. I recommend this. For dinner I decided on the Skirt Steak tacos, they were three street size tacos and the steak was so tender. My husband got the Chorizo Porchetta (pork shoulder) and the meat was tender as well and the flavor of that with the white bean puree was also very good. I don’t know that you can go wrong with anything that you choose here. Everything looked so good. They are known for their table side quacamole but I am not a quacamole fan so we did not get that (I know I am crazy but just don’t care for avacados). After dinner we had some light left so we walked around Old Town Scottsdale for a few hours and enjoyed some window shopping and some art. So much to do and see and I suggest spending some time in Old Town Scottsdale when you visit.
I enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back to Scottsdale. I am sure we only saw a small taste of what Scottsdale has to offer.
Have you been to Scottsdale? What are your must sees and eats while there
Vacay starts in 9 hours!!! So ready to enjoy some relaxing pool time and eating lots of great food in Scottsdale. I will post a full blog recap when I get back so you can hear all about our hotel, what we did and all the restaurants we tried.
Anyone else love to travel? It seems as though as soon as I get back from one vacation I am looking for my next destination to visit. I just wish I had unlimited funds and maybe the freedom to travel like I would like to. But I am sure I am not the only one with this dream.
I love a good graphic tee that just says what you are thinking. With upcoming spring and summer vacations this tee was a must. And at under $10 I couldn’t pass it up.
Anyone have any fun trips coming up? Leave a comment below I want to know where you are going next!
Friday the 13th! April the 13th is the day me and Greg like to call our wedding anniversary. We got married at the courthouse on March 21, 2013 but we got all dressed up and celebrated on April 13, 2013. It is hard to believe it has been 5 years. I will admit even after 5 years I still get butterflies and miss him when he is gone. Like this week when he has been gone 10 days for work. I hope to never lose that feeling with Greg.
My past is not perfect but I must have done something right to have Greg in my life. This was both of ours 2nd marriage and although the 1st time didn’t work out for us someone knew we were meant to be together. And I thank God every day that he put Greg in my life. He is the best Instagram husband a girl could ask for. LOL. But he is more than that! He has always been my biggest supporter and is always there with encouraging words when I am feeling defeated. And not to mention he is the best step dad to my 2 boys. My youngest thinks he is the best hide and seeker there is! I love watching them bond and know that they will look up to him as they get older.
So Greg cheers to us and many more years of happiness and butterflies – I love you with all that I have. I can’t wait to celebrate in Scottsdale with you next week.
I gathered up some of my favorite pictures of us over the last 5 years. Enjoy!
I guess my upcoming trip to Scottsdale has cactus on my brain so I picked up this cute cactus print button down a few weeks ago. But I have been seeing cactus print on lots of things so I guess it is the print for spring.
My go to spring look seems to be button ups, shorts and sneakers. But it is such a great look to where I feel like I am put together but also very comfortable. Because I wear business clothes during the week my go to weekend looks are all about casual and comfort, but I still want to look presentable in public. So again I am pairing this cute printed button up with my denim shorts and some slip on sneakers. This button up is very soft and has some length to it so it could also work over a swimsuit for a pool cover up as well. I am wearing a small (sized up one) and it is loose on me so it you want a more fitted look you could get your normal size.
Adding this fun floral dress to my spring/summer wardrobe because I usually don’t buy floral print. Time to mix up stuff in my closet for once. The fit of this dress is very flattering and when I first tried it on I didn’t realize it was a cold shoulder (oops). It didn’t look bad and who knows I may wear it like that in the future. It is a lightweight material and will be perfect for those hot summer days. You could dress it up with some heels if you have a wedding to attend. Or some flat sandals for a more casual event. I am wearing a small for reference because I think this dress is considered a junior sizing.
So I am not one to usually show home decor but OMG – the new stuff from Target Opalhouse is so cute! Some stuff is a little too colorful for me, I am more a muted/neutral person when it comes to my home decor. My bedding is black and white and I found lots of cute items I wanted to add to my bedroom. And the prices are really not too bad. I think this Opalhouse collection from Target is really good!
This weekend I was supposed to be in Dallas to visit my parents for a long overdue visit, it has been a few months since I have been home. But bad weather delayed it until next week. So now I am just enjoying some me time at home all my boys are away this weekend.
Now if you’ve followed me since I started my blog you know I love my white denim all year round but I tend to break them out a lot more in the spring and summer. I am up to 3 pair right now and I love to alternate each of them out.
Today I am sharing a very friendly budget white denim option with you and a top with cap sleeves from the same retailer. This pair of white denim only cost me $9.99, yes that is right under $10! I was shocked at first and thought for sure they were mismarked. But for $10 I had to try them on, and honestly I thought I would hate them. I took a couple of size options with me because I wasn’t sure how they would fit. I ended up liking them and went with one size up from my normal jean size. Now they are white (fake packets in the front) and so they are a little see through. I just wear my nude underwear and they are fine. I am actually very pleased with this $10 find. And my cap sleeve top comes in 4 colors, 2 striped options and 2 solids. It is very lightweight and only $12.99. I am wearing a small for reference.
Throw on your favorite wedges, sneakers or flat sandals and what a great look for under $25!