I have been anxiously awaiting this weekend for a while. Nick, Brady and I are headed to my hometown of Holland, Michigan and the next couple of days are going to go something like this: swimming, sand dune hiking, ice cream, sleeping, volleyball along with some major friend and family time. YES YES YES.
Before the fun gets started, a few of my favorite links from around the web and some thoughts on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases!
+ Just another blog post making me want to book a trip to Texas, like yesterday. Copy Cat Chic shares 36 hours in Austin.
Okay, now for the good stuff, right?! The holy grail of sales - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I've already shared my wishlist and mentioned some of the purchases I've made, but today I'm here to follow up with my thoughts on a few pieces and let you know what I'm keeping/returning/ordering next.
+ Hue Denim Leggings in 'Night Wash': KEEP. These are awesome. They look like jeans (with real buttons and pockets!) but are leggings. Where have they been all of my life?!
+ Vigoss Distressed Denim in 'Baywash': RETURN. These are going back for two reasons - the wash is sooo much lighter than in the online picture which I'm not a fan of, and they run pretty big.
+ Arcona Triad Toner Pads: KEEP. Oh my gosh. Yes to these. They make me feel like I've just had a facial after every use. They were sold out but they've just been restocked so get them quick!
+ Hanky Panky Regular Rise Thong: RETURN. They are one size fits all which had me a bit nervous and for a good reason. They are just a bit too big on me so the fabric bunches in the front which isn't cute. I really wanted to love these.
I mentioned before that I typically stick to accessories/shoes/bags during this sale but this year the clothes got me. I just placed another order a couple of days ago (thank goodness for birthday money!) for these goodies...
+ Vigoss Flap Pocket Skinny Jeans in 'Black': So I just talked about how I was returning a pair of Vigoss' above but let me tell you one great thing about those jeans: they were SO SOFT. Easily the comfiest pair of jeans I've ever tried on. I've been in desperate need for a black pair so when I saw this Vigoss pair, I jumped on them (in a smaller size, of course).
+ Halogen Embellished Plaid Shirt in 'Red': Last year I was kicking myself for not getting the Halogen denim shirt with embellishments so when I noticed they were offering a plaid version this year, I jumped on it.
+ Topshop Striped Sweater Dress: After seeing this on lots of bloggers wishlists, I had to get it. I love that I can wear it with sandals now and tights and booties when the weather cools down.