Grab your favorite coffee and call your office to tell them you’ll be running late, because today is the day my friends! The very first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’re a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale early, if not the sale will be open to the public on the 21st.

Don’t worry about having to frantically comb through the whole site (lots.of.pages), no need, I’ve got your back! The hot items tend to sell out really quickly, so I’ve scoured the sale top to bottom first thing this morning and put together my first round of picks and favorite pieces. Think: staples, the main buys, things I know will sell out quickly and of course, beauty must-haves! As the sale goes on, I’ll be sharing try-on’s of my purchases (hint, don’t forget to check Instagram) and letting you know how things fit/apply, as well sharing my thoughts and reviews.

BYOB Pro-tips:

One of the best things about Nordstrom? Free shipping and free returns. So, if I’m a bit on the fence, I’ll usually buy something, and try it out to make sure it doesn’t sell out before I get it. Nordstrom is also really great about explaining sizing (ie. if something runs small, true to fit etc), so make sure you read that if you’re unsure. 





Now for a little baby (or big) baby update…


Due Date: September 21

Gender: Girlie!! 🙂

How far along: 30 weeks…the final stretch!

Size of baby: roughly 15.7 inches and 2.9 lbs

Maternity clothes: Still in regular, non-maternity clothes and just sizing up

Stretch marks: None so far.  I use this lotion all over my belly, hips, and legs and have been loving it.

Miss anything: Cut-off denim shorts and my non-pregnant size boobs! lol

Sleep: Lots of late night bathroom breaks! Alex surprised me with this pregnancy pillow and I absolutely love it. Totally recommend to all my mama-to-be’s out there.

Movement: Moving lots! Pretty much constantly these days! She’s still laying transverse right now (aka. sideways) and I feel her stretching and moving like crazy. Sometimes it’s kicks and wiggles and sometimes it’s a feeling of pressure, like she’s moving or pushing outward. I can also see her moving on the outside now, which is so really crazy!

Food cravings: Fruit, lots of fruit! Frozen grapes, watermelon, cherries, plums…so good!

Aversions: None right now.

Wedding rings? Swelling?: Still wearing all three! My hands and feet haven’t been swollen yet luckily.

Bump: Full force! I’m only 5’3, so there’s really nowhere to go but out! haha

Belly button in or out: Still in, but BARELY.