Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fave Beauty Buys

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

1 YSL Mon Paris Parfum Set (Literally one of my favorite scents) | 2 MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box | 3 Voluspa Candle Set | 4 Stila Stay All Day Liner & Lipstick Duo (swear by the liner!) | 5 Drybar Faves Set (these are all full sized!) | 6 Philosophy Orange Pineapple Smoothie duo | 7 OUAI Hair Care Kit (really want to try these) | 8 Smashbox Primer Duo (can’t live without these!) | 9 Oribe Gold Lust Set (texturizing spray is amazing) | 10 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette | 11 Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Magic Skin Set


The day is finally here! Everyone can now shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I rounded up some of my initial favorite picks when the sale launched last week in this post. Most of these items sold out several times but are back in stock today. I’ve gotta be honest… I just haven’t been too impressed with most of the items I have ordered and received so far. BUT I will say that some great beauty deals are a part of the sale this year. I own and love some of these items and could not recommend them enough!

First off, if you get any beauty product from the sale, I highly recommend the Smashbox Duo. You save $20 with this Nordstrom exclusive! If I hadn’t just stocked up I would have taken advantage for sure. I recently discovered this par fum and I am OBSESSED! I have gotten so many compliments on this one so I may have found my scent 🙂

Speaking of great scents, every Christmas Zack’s Nannie gives us 3 HUGE bottles of this shampoo/body wash combo and we both love them! I really want to smell the Orange Pineapple one, but some of our past favorites are Senorita Margarita, Fresh Cream, and Pink Frosted Animal Cracker (OK that one was my fave…not Zack’s LOL).

There are a few items that I’ve had on my wish list for quite a while. Tempted to grab the ORIBE Gold Lust set and the OAUI hair kit because I have heard amazing things! If you’ve had your eye on some things, this is the time to pull the trigger.

This weekend we are hopefully going to relax and see some of our best friends that we haven’t seen since we moved! What are your plans besides shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?



How to wear booties in the summer

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SWEATER: LOFT (on sale for $17!!) | SHORTS: Charlotte Russe | BOOTIES: Dolce Vita (old – similar here and obsessed with these) | HAT: Calvin Klein (almost identical here) | HANDBAG: Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Photography by: AJM Media


You know when you’re ready for fall, but it is still going to be in the mid to high 90s until like October? Perks of living in Georgia… but this is the perfect outfit to transition into the fall. I love the look of a slouchy sweater with destroyed denim!

Can we talk about how amazing this sweater is? It is perfectly lightweight, a beautiful neutral, and so flattering! I love the tulip peekaboo back. It makes it just a little bit more breezy for those warmer months. It is still fully in stock and on crazy sale for $17 and also comes in a pretty teal blue color.

I am loving that mules are having a big moment this season. These booties are so comfortable! I have had these for quite a while, but I have my eyes on these! The color would look so pretty in summer and fall.

ALSO, YOU GUYS – This past weekend I did a big photoshoot with one of my very good friends from college who has her own photography and videography business. AJ made my blogging dreams come true with these beautiful pictures and so many more! I cannot wait to show you guys more! Seriously, check out AJM Media when you get the chance – she’s so much fun and is crazy talented!



Pop of Pink

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Top: Nordstrom Rack (same brand – love this one and this one) | Leather leggings: Charlotte Russe | Shoes: Kohls (similar) | Clutch: TJ Maxx (old) | Sunglasses: Betsy Johnson (similar $12!!)


If I could wear all black every day I think I would. Black pieces are so versatile and can be laid back or dressy. I have several black pieces that I reach for over and over again. Wearing all black can be a little daunting, but if done right it can be so chic!

Call me crazy, but there are definitely different shades of black. First, make sure that the blacks you are wearing match because that is such a pet peeve of mine! Second, try playing with textures to add a little bit of interest. These liquid leather leggings are PERFECT to add a little bit of edge to any all black look. I own several pairs of these and they are great to wear on date night or on a full day of shopping. And lastly, adding a pop of color is my favorite way to dress up an all black look. I added these GORGEOUS lace up fuchsia heels. I found some super similar ones here.

What is your favorite way to wear all black?



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks


1 Topshop striped cardigan (OMG obsessed) | 2 O’Neill Thermal Sweater | 3 Leith easy circle cardigan (ordered in pink and oatmeal) | 4 Dreamers by Debut knit cardigan | 5 Hinge block heel booties | 6 Tory Burch Frida leather satchel | 7 Anastasia Beverly Hills mini lip gloss set (SUCH a steal at $28) | 8 Adidas blush shoes | 9 Halogen Leopard mules & Camel Mules | 10 Longchamp ‘Le Pliage” expandable tote (perfect for wear into spring and for travel) | 11 Vince Camuto OTK boot (already sold out in this color) | 12 BP ripped crop skinny jeans (way under $50) | 13 BP lace trim cami (great for layering) | 14 Pleione tie back tunic | 15 Pleione tie sleeve poplin blouse (loving all these bow details) | 16 BP tie front blouse (I think I need every color)


Alright ladies, it’s game time! Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here and all I have to say is IT IS GOOD. Like so good. First things first, to shop today through next Thursday you will need to be a Nordstrom debit or credit card holder. The good stuff sells out quickly so I recommend snatching them up ASAP. Buy what you love and regret nothing because FREE RETURNS.

I was up bright and early this morning combing through pages and pages of sale items picking out my favorites goodies in beauty, shoes, fall staples, and more! I have linked the items I know you need in your closet this fall ( a lot of these found their way to my cart…oops 🙂 ). I am so happy to report that pretty blushes and blue are trending for fall! Both of the camel and leopard versions of these mules found their way into my cart as well as this staple cami. If you had to choose one thing from the sale this year, this cardigan should be it! I couldn’t choose between this cardigan and this cardigan so I decided on both. I cannot wait to show you all my goodies when they arrive!

Check back throughout the sale (prices go back up on August 7) to see my favorite budget buys, work wear pieces, and beauty picks.

And now, for the best part – the sale items!



Striped Dolly Top

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Top: Chicwish (sold out; similar here and here) | Jeans: PAIGE | Bag: Karl Lagerfeld (similar) | Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale) | Sunglasses: Versona (similar)


There is something about a little blue and white striped top that makes me feel all the summer feels. This darling striped dolly top is one of my current favorites in my closet. I love the feminine details in the flutter sleeves, crocheted lace, and ruffle waist. The silhouette is so flattering and the fit is so forgiving (hello endless chips and salsa date nights). This top would also look great with white jeans and is the perfect mix of casual and dressy! It was so popular that it sold out quickly, but I have linked very similar styles I am loving below that you can shop.

My purse is one of my very favorite new bags! It’s the perfect size – big enough to hold my 27 lipsticks, but small enough to take out on the town. These PAIGE jeans literally fit like a glove and never lose their shape. If I had to choose one thing to splurge on in your closet it would be denim!

Last week, I shared everything you need to know to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that is going LIVE this Thursday.  I will be waking up extra early to give you a peak at all of my first-glance favorites. Make sure to check back here for updates throughout the sale.



How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It is almost that time – the biggest and best sale of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This sale is always highly anticipated and features brand new fall and winter pieces at super-sale prices. It is famous for having hot items sell out very quickly. I want to make sure you are prepped and ready to shop ‘til you drop!


This sale is your first look at brand new, on-trend items for the upcoming season. Normally, retailers will discount their items when they are trying to clear their inventory, but the Anniversary Sale features NEW merchandise at deep discounts! Items are on sale in almost every category from men’ and women’s fashion, beauty products, home décor and more!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s public access will be July 21-August 6. However, Nordstrom cardholders get early access from July 13-20 so you can snag all your favorite sale items early. When the sale ends prices will go back up on August 7.


In order to have early access, you need to be a Nordstrom debit or credit cardholder. You can sign up online here. If you sign up and are approved before July 9 you will receive a $20 Nordstrom Note to go towards your purchase during the sale (even better)! It is absolutely 100% worth it to get a Nordstrom card just for this sale. I finally caved and got a Nordstrom debit card last year just before the sale and I love all the perks! You can earn 2 points for every dollar you spend throughout the year and get notes that can go towards purchases at both Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.


SHOP ONLINE. It is always easier to shop all of the discounts from the comfort of your own couch in your pajamas, eating Cheetos, and binge watching your favorite TV show. Nordstrom also offers free shipping and free returns, so if something doesn’t fit just send it back at no charge to you!

I know major sales like this can be overwhelming, but this is where I come in! Most people don’t love spending hours and hours scrolling through hundreds of pages of sale items, but this is my kind of therapy. I am going to go through all of the sale pages FOR you to pick out all the good stuff so you don’t have to! Be sure to check my blog and keep an eye on my Instagram (@chelseagodfrey_) throughout the sale. I will be posting about some of the items on my #NSALE wish list, fall styling tips, and more!


If you’re like me, your fall and winter clothes are packed away, but now is the time to pull out your cool weather wardrobe and see what items you need or want to add to your closet. There are some fall staples that sell out quickly:

  • Taupe booties
  • Designer handbags – especially Kate Spade and Tory Burch
  • Distressed denim
  • Cozy cardigans
  • Felt hats
  • Slouchy tees (especially if they’re striped)
  • Plaid everything


You can get a little sneak peak of some hot items that will be on sale in The Anniversary Catalog that is currently LIVE. I’ve already circled some pretty pieces to keep my eye on!

Check back often for more #NSALE goodness soon. The countdown is ON!


Best 4th of July Weekend Sales

graphic tee | similar white jean shorts  | blue handbag | striped bow sandals

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! There are some amazing sales this weekend that will run through the 4th so there is still plenty of time to grab some great summer pieces to give your closet a little refresh. I rounded up the best of this weekend’s sale below. Happy shopping!

Ann Taylor // 50% off site wide [code: JUSTBEACHY]
Anthropologie // extra 30% off sale items
Bath & Body Works // online only up to 75% select items
Banana Republic // 40% off regular priced items with [code: BRNEW] & extra 50% off sale
Baublebar // extra 20% off sale
Charlotte Russe // entire store $25 or less
Express // extra 40% off clearance
H&M // deals starting at $4, summer sale items up to 70% off
J. Crew // online only 25% off your purchase & extra 40% off sale styles [code: SUMMER]
J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything + extra 50% off sale [code: FOURTHFUN]
LOFT // 50% off everything [code: SPARKLER]
Macys // give $3, get 25% off
Old Navy // entire store up to 60% off
Target // 20% off clothes, shoes & accessories and up to 30% off home [code: AMERICA]

Fourth of July Outfit Inspiration

Fourth of July Inspiration


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The Fourth of July is always a holiday that seems to creep up on me. Especially this year! Zack and I just moved to a new city and celebrating in a big way has been the last thing on my mind!

As a family, we have always celebrated holidays like this in a simple way. We would grill out and just spend time together and this year will be no different. This weekend is supposed to be rainy so I think a couple of quiet nights at home will be just what we need. My parents are also coming to visit our new home this weekend and we are going to explore downtown Athens. There is so many great shopping places to browse and delicious places to eat! We are already so in love with our new home!

I’ve rounded up a few of my online picks and that blue striped one-shoulder top is now sold out, but I love THIS ONE too! Most items are under $60 and most are on major sale for the weekend so snag them while you can!