Pebbled Leather Tote

Tory Burch Tote (On sale! Smaller version here, satchel version here, hobo version here.) / Off-the-Shoulder Top (On sale, too!) / Similar Tory Burch Sandals (Part of the sale!) /  Hudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!)

We’re safely back in Chicago! Denver was amazing, and I’m definitely sad that the trip is over. Mitch and I spent some real quality (alone) time together, and Dan and Laura’s celebration was nothing short of magical. But coming home to the sweetest baby in the world? I have no words. :) I think I hugged her for nearly five hours straight, right up until bedtime.

Anyway, if you missed my first “Dressing Room Stories” about this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, here it is. The background is that Mitch and I arrived in Denver a little early, and it just so happened that our Airbnb was roughly five minutes from Nordstrom. So we hopped on over for a couple of hours and tried on a LOT of stuff. It was so much fun, and we couldn’t stop laughing. Granted, Mitch was working on the couches on his laptop for the majority of the time, but every once in a while, I’d come out of the dressing room, and he’d say something like, “Oh! Very nice! What is that? A shirt? A dress? A jacket? You look great.” Hahaha. I adore him.

Anyway, here’s part II of my Dressing Room Stories, complete with reviews and sizing info. Hope you enjoy! Tomorrow, regular blog content (with nicer photos, haha) will continue!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-On: Part II

Tory Burch Tote

Tory Burch Tote (On sale! Smaller version here, satchel version here, hobo version here.) / Off-the-Shoulder Top (On sale, too!) / Similar Tory Burch Sandals (Part of the sale!) /  Hudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!)

Review

SO SOFT. The bag also comes in a smaller version here, a satchel version here, and hobo version here–and it’s no wonder. The quality of the leather is off the charts… and if I were in need of another tote, this one would be coming home with me. (In light pink, which would go with everything!)

Sizing

I’m a “tote” girl through and through, simply because I’m always carrying so much gear with me–whether it’s baby stuff, photography gear, or laptops and organizers. The tote works best for me, but I love that satchel!

Wrap Coat

Light Blue Wrap Coat / Cabled Cowl Neck Pullover / Hudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / KJP Phone Case c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!)

Review

This coat will likely be sold out by the time that I write about it, but no worries: I’m almost positive that it’ll be restocked by the time Public Access arrives this Friday. Yes, temps are in the 80s right now. But before we know it, Chicago will be freezing, and I’ll need this thing desperately. In a sea of black coats, strive to stand out. ;)

Sizing

I’m wearing a size large here because it was the only size I could find on the floor… but I ordered an XS. I’ll report back, but my feeling is to go with your usual size, as I was kind of swimming in the coat featured above!

Mules

Review

A pop of red goes a long way during the summer, and I can coincidentally walk a long way in these adorable mules. I love pairing mine with navy-and-white striped tees!

Sizing

I’d recommend going up a half size.

Toggle Coat

Toggle Coat / Hudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / KJP Phone Case c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!)

Review

Does this toggle coat not remind you of Paddington? I love the navy color and the stripe detail on the inside. And the hood! Too cute.

Sizing

I’m wearing a size XS here, but it’s relatively snug, so I think I’d actually buy a size small so I could fit sweaters underneath. Oh, Chicago winters…

Kate Spade Earrings

Review

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m all about the preppy statement earrings this year. These, though, are like nothing else I’ve seen, and they remind me of buoys!

Sizing

Not too heavy. Just right.

Long Cardigan

Long Cardigan / Pleated Top (On sale!) / Hudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / KJP Phone Case c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!) /  Similar Tory Burch Sandals (Part of the sale!)

Review

If you live in a colder climate, you need a long, cozy cardigan. I mean, in many cases, it can double as a coat! There’s nothing I love more than cozying up when fall and winter arrive… and this cardigan will definitely do the trick.

Sizing

I’m wearing a size large here, but I ordered a size XS. My best recommendation would be to order as soon as possible (it’s been selling out quickly!), and order your correct size.

Tory Burch Flats

(See other TB faves on sale below.)

Review

Bah! How is this even possible?! SUCH classic flats for an incredible price. I’m not so wild about the floral pattern, but I love the platinum and black pairs!

Sizing

Completely TTS. Order your usual size!

Ruffled Top

Ruffled TopHudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / KJP Phone Case c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!)

Review

What a show-stopper. I just love the ruffled sleeves, and I adore the fact that the top is a bit heavier and therefore warmer.

Sizing

Order one size down. I’m wearing an XS here, and it’s a tad large on me.

Bow-backed Tunic

Bow-backed TunicRuffled TopHudson White Skinny Jeans (Not currently on sale, but this is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS.) / KJP Phone Case c/o / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o (I also love this similar pair from BaubleBar!)

Review

I’m a little confused on this one. IS it a dress? Or is it a skirt? Or is it a tunic, meant to be worn with leggings and leggings only? Whatever the case, Mitch couldn’t figure it out either… but we both agreed the bow detailing on the back was pretty cute.

Sizing

Size down. Again, I’m wearing an XS, and it’s big on me.

Ruffled-Back Cardigan

Ruffled-Back CardiganThis is the pair of jeans I ended up buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m OBSESSED! They fit TTS. /  Off-the-Shoulder Top (On sale, too!)

Review

Business up front and party in the back. ;) But I love that the sweater isn’t itchy! It also allows me to wear my tees long into the fall. And as we all know, moms need comfort!

Sizing

Runs TTS, but it’s a little flowy, so I might consider going one size down.

Hunter Boots

Review

I say that every girl needs a pair of Hunters, and this price can’t be beat.

Sizing

Order your correct size. If you’re in between sizes, order a half size down. I’m a 7.5, and I went with the 7 and it works perfectly! :) Here’s my full review and sizing tips on Hunter boots.

Tory Burch Riding Boots

Review

Ahhhh, the classic pair of Tory Burch riding boots. I bought mine a few years ago at the sale, and I maintain that this is always the best time to buy ’em, as full-priced TB boots are kind of outrageous. ;)

Sizing

I’d recommend going a half size up. While I typically wear a size 7 or 7.5 in riding boots, I almost always take a 8 in Tory Burch boots.

Happy Tuesday!