The Classic Brunette

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Picks for the #NSale By Category AND Budget!

Today is the day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just went live for Early Access and I luckily had the chance to get a preview of the items so I you don't have to search! This post might be a bit overwhelming, but I wanted to do my best to give you a ton of options according to both category and price. There are so many amazing items in this sale that I'm having a difficult time deciding what I want to purchase! I'll actually be making a trip to the store in person this morning and hopefully getting everything on my wishlist. Once I've made my purchases I'll be sharing my thoughts on those items! For now, here are my best picks from the sale!

Fashion Under $50


Fashion Under $100

Accessories/Shoes Under $50

Accessories/Shoes Under $100

Beauty Under $50


Beauty $50+


Home Under $50

Home $50+

I'll be updating this post as the sale goes on with more things! Happy shopping everybody! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How To Find Your Perfect Pair Of Shoes

This post was sponsored by Shoes Of Prey, as always my opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette!
Oh I am so excited to be sharing this post with y'all today! I've been an admirer of Shoes of Prey for a long while now, so when they reached out for collaboration I said yes in a heartbeat! If you've never heard of Shoes of Prey, let me give you the quick rundown: they offer a wide variety of styles in all kinds of sizes and widths (US size 2-15 in regular, narrow, wide, and extra wide so everyone is included!) but the best part is that you can custom make your own perfect pair of shoes. HECK YES, right?! Was it anyone else's dream to get to make your own shoes and be the designer behind what your wear? Shoes of Prey lets you actually take control of all the details that go into your pair of shoes from the style, the colors, the material, everything! I was lucky enough to make two pairs of shoes, and I'm obsessed obsessed obsessed with both of them!

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Ultimate Guide To The Nordstrom Sale + Preview Item Favorites


Happy Monday everyone! Are you ready for another great sale? The Nordstrom Sale is coming up in a few days and I know everyone and their mother who blogs talks about this sale, but that just means that it's something important and worth taking a look into. Seriously it's considered one of the best sales of the summer, so there's a reason you've probably seen it on social media a ridiculous amount of times. Now, I've got all the info on the sale for you here so you can prioritize and set your alarms for the right times/days to be as prepared as possible!

The sale goes extremely fast, meaning people take this thing seriously. I'm not sure how it always gets so crazy, but it's like things start flying off the selves (or website, since the store is always too busy for me to shop there!) and people are out for blood. Okay, it's not that bad, but items really do disappear quickly so you have to act fast and plan your cart accordingly. "How am I going to get all the things I want before they sell out" you ask? That's where I come in! Now there's a few options for you out there, but really only one if you want to make sure you get early access.

The best way to get access to the sale and all the precious discounted items? Get a Nordstrom Card. Now I'm not one to push a credit card, and I don't get anything from it if you do, but since everything sells out insanely quickly it's really your only option to be there first! Although the sale runs from July 20th through August 5th, all cardholders get early access starting June 12th. I'm not saying that if you don't get a card you'll miss out on your favorite items, but it is definitely a possibility! Some items do get restocked before the regular sale dates, but many don't. So if you want to be sure about getting those items that you love, look into getting a card!

Next up in getting prepared, take a look at the preview catalog. There are WAYYY more things on sale than in this catalog, but this is what Nordstrom predicts to be some of the best sellers and best deals. So if you're eyeing something in this book, you gotta be quick!

Something I also do before the sale is make a little wish/need list of all the things I'm looking for. Most of the items in the sale are geared towards fall, so think booties, jeans, sweaters, coats. All staple and splurge pieces are fair game during the sale, so depending on your budget decide what you want to most spend your money on. I know I'm always looking for a great sweater (both everyday and bold!) and they are huge during this sale!

And now for some of my favorites from the preview catalog! Now big thing here is that if you visit any of these links right now the item will say sold out, that's because they technically aren't available yet. This will change once early access starts! Those of you who are cardholders can start placing orders on the 12th, and those of you that aren't can add these items to your cart and hope that they're still available once the 20th comes!

If you have any questions about the sale or just want to talk about all the cute items that will be on sale, write a comment or send me an email! Happy shopping, and don't forget to mark your calendars for the 12th or 20th!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Best of Fourth of July Sales (+ALL the codes you need!)

Happy almost 4th of July friends! I'm just starting to finalize plans with friends here in Seattle since everyone's schedules all got a bit rotated with everything going on! A friend from out of town is coming, one friend who was going to be out of town is now staying, and so things are turning out great after all! We'll probably be spending the night watching fireworks at one of the local parks and packing a picnic dinner, so super casual! As I've mentioned in past years the 4th has never been a huge holiday for me or my family, but it will be nice to go out and do something for a change. What's even better though are all the sales that are currently going on until (and even through) the holiday! I've picked out a few of my favorite items from all the sales below and also rounded up ALL the sales and the details as well so this can be your one stop sale shop! Enjoy!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Birthday Gifting With Greetabl

This post is sponsored by Greetabl, as always all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette!

Ever been in that tough place where you have no idea what to get a friend for their birthday? I've been there more times than I'd like to admit and am often stumped after online shopping for what seems like ages. I want to give something personal, but not too personal that they won't use whatever I give. That's where Greetabl comes in. They're the answer for your go-to gift for birthdays and any other gift giving occasion! It's a gift and a little mail day for the person all in one, how fun is that? Let me explain a bit more how it works...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tips For Moving Out Of State


It's been about a month since I've moved, crazy how time flies right? I decided it's time to make a little post with some moving tips, especially for those of you who might be thinking about moving out of state like I did! (Especially if you're moving with pets!) I loved reading my friend Annaliese's posts about moving and wanted to add some tips and experiences of my own! Moving is crazy with a lot of unexpected things coming at you all at once, so the more you're prepared for it the better. Without any further adieu, here's my guide to moving out of state.
 
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