Edit: Aaaand we’re back! I’m adding my second try-on session to this post. :)
If you’re new to my blog or Instagram, hi! I’m Kelly. I live in Chicago with my husband, Mitch (with whom I’m currently at war because of a suitcase he’s refusing to unpack 😆 #help); my little girls, Emma and Lucy; and my bizarro but adorable miniature dachshund, Noodle. And today, I’m sharing and reviewing some of the products I ordered from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As you’ll see, I really only ordered basics both because of the global pandemic and the fact that I’m a parent to little children and live in casual stuff!
Note: I’ll be adding to this post as I try on more products.
Minimal (but effective) makeup that stays in place from morning ’til night.
And I have to say: It’s pretty darn life-changing. I can do it in under five minutes (sometimes even more quickly!), and I feel confident all day long.
Until this year, I really had an issue with my foundation “disappearing” sometime around noon. And if I had a nighttime event or date, I’d always need to wash it off and start over. (So time-consuming and frustrating!) Now, though, I’m just good–all the time. If I want to, I can apply a bit more blush or eyeliner at the end of the day, but I don’t need to. It’s lovely.
Of course, I’m seeing fewer people than ever before, haha. So… who cares? But hey. I feel better. And when the world starts back up again, I’ll be ready. :)
We dusted off our bikes last week and rode the Chicago lakefront trail for the first time since having kids, and it was SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL. 🧘🏼♀️ (And yes! Mitch’s helmet is on its way. Edit: Just arrived. The old one apparently did not make the move.) A few things:
These photos perfectly portray my life: Somewhat together in the morning; looks like I battled a tornado by the afternoon. 😆
Over the weekend, we took the girls on a bike ride downtown to get ice cream–and that’s when the pics were taken. What a gorgeous day! I can’t tell you how much we’ve been enjoying our bikes. We don’t love driving, as it’s kind of a big hassle in Chicago. (While parking is better than it is in New York, it’s still not great.) The bikes, though, have really helped us explore parts of city that we otherwise couldn’t reach because we’re not taking the subway right now. I’m publishing a big bike-riding-with-kids feature on the blog tomorrow, so stay tuned if you’d like to learn more. :)
First, I need to point out my super impressive Photoshop skillz. Don’t you just love how the products get larger and larger as you go down? And man. That randomized spacing; it’s so artistic… and brave.
Anywho, these are the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale products I have in my cart right now. Of course, I will not be checking out until I narrow things down. 😆 I’m a slow shopper. But when I do make up my mind, I fully intend on going the contactless curbside pickup route so I can review everything for readers on Monday or Tuesday. :)
Early access to the long-awaited Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–the biggest sale of the year, when new arrivals and bestsellers from top brands are temporarily marked down–starts Friday, August 7th for “Ambassador” cardmembers!
Below, you can find more details on when everyone can shop. (Everyone can, however, add products to their carts right now, which is nice! They’ll be saved to your “Wishlist,” and you can simply check out once you gain access to the sale.) One fun thing everyone can do right now?! Enter to win $500 to shop the sale, just by leaving a comment at the bottom of this ridiculously long blog post! Btw: I recently fixed the comments section section of the blog, and I’m really excited about it. 😆
TV, or not TV, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler for the house to suffer a giant black rectangle on thy wall or for thine TV-watching fortunes to die—to bingewatch no more.
That is to say that the Great TV Debate continues. In our house, the traditional battle lines were drawn: I wanted a TV so large that it’d need to be airlifted into the living room with a helicopter. Kelly, of course, voted no TV at all and wanted some painting of (now dead) people from the 1800s or something. So we compromised and bought a Samsung Frame TV which claims to “TV when it’s on and art when it’s off.” (Cute.) But does it really work like that? How good does it actually look? Will you trick people into thinking it’s art? Will your wife be happy? Is it worth the price?
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I really thought that we’d need to put our home projects on hold until 2021 due to the pandemic, which I was 100-percent fine with; so not important! But we’ve had a few safely come together over the last month due some creative tactics, and it’s been really exciting. 😁 One of my favorites? Our laundry room!
The Special Olympics is my favorite charity, and, due to the pandemic, they need our help now more than ever. And due to the pandemic, most important fundraising event, the Ducky Derby, has gone virtual. What is the Ducky Derby, you might ask? I guess you better read more to find out.
The timeless Coach crossbody is BACK. I kind of can’t believe it. I get questions about my old Coach Court bag all the time, and this is the CLOSEST I’ve seen to it in a decade. I can’t imagine that it’ll stay in stock for long; you can find it at Nordstrom and Coach.
Have you heard of Andie? An advertisement for the company popped up for me somewhere, and I clicked. 😆 But guys. I’m VERY interested. Mostly because of the beautiful textured “Terra” fabric so many of the suits come in (shown above), but also because of how many options there are–specifically long torso options. (It’s crazy! Every suit I looked at came in long torso in a few colors.)
The great pizza debate rages on and I’m desperate to know where you fall. Click the “Continue Reading” button below for a Pizza Pie Poll to solve the pizza puzzle once and for all. And, yes, there will be a pie chart.