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18 Daily Giveaways and an #NSale Public Access Guide

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public, and a crazy number of popular products have been restocked… which is awesome. Actually shopping the giant sale, however, can be somewhat overwhelming. So I put together my best recommendations along with photos and reviews. (And then some product spreads.)

I’m also kicking off 18 (yes, 18!) giveaways today. I hope they’ll serve as a small thank you for reading every day and shopping through this site… and I also hope that they’ll make things a little more entertaining over the next few weeks. :) So here’s the deal: I’m giving away $50 (payable via Paypal or Venmo) every day until the end of the sale on August 5th. And then on August 5th, I’ll give away a $300 grand prize. It goes without saying that you can use the money to shop the sale guilt-free… or, instead, do whatever your little heart desires with it. ;) I’d personally use the money to buy a new hard drive because MINE ARE ALL FULL AND IT’S SO ANNOYING. But that’s just me, and a story for another time.

You’ll enter the way you always enter:

Burberry Jacket on Sale

1901 Button Front Skirt (I LOVE it in red, too. In houndstooth here, and in floral here.) / Burberry Jacket (On sale! This never happens! Size up. I normally wear an XS/0 in jackets, and took a small in this one. This is a new navy Burberry jacket. Pretty cute!) / Tory Burch Flats (Here are the pumps! Both versions run totally TTS.) / Tory Burch Tote (Here’s the mini version.) / Old J.Crew Mock Neck Top / Similar Sunglasses

Okay! A few things:

Easy Beach Routine

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One of my favorite parts about being on the Jersey Shore is that my morning routine is beyond simple and easy. It’s a nice break from real life–especially from the hairdryers and straightening brushes. (Though I do try to use those sparingly these days even when I’m home.)

Striped 1901 Midi Dress + New $100 Giveaway

1901 Stripe Midi Dress

1901 Stripe Midi Dress (Other 1901 products included in the Anniversary Sale.) / Jack Rogers (Run TTS.) / Longchamp Expandable Tote (I think it’ll be restocked in a couple of days; be on the lookout. In the meantime, here’s the leather version which is part of the sale, the traditional tote, and the backpack.) / Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (Also love this one and this one.) / Similar Sunglasses

I have so many things to tell you, so let’s do this bullet-point style!

Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day

Kelly’s Favorite T-Shirt Dress / Jack Rogers (Here are the white ones.) / Kate Spade Sunglasses

Mitch here!

What is it about the middle of July that brings out the biggest sales of the year? In addition to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–note the background of the above pic 😂, and here’s our coverage, btw–today is Prime Day! Until about five hours ago, I had no idea what Prime Day was, but the sales are so good they broke Amazon.com. I went through the entire sale and I’ve listed all the best stuff below and before you thank me, make sure to look at your “Saved for Later” Amazon cart items just in case they’re on sale, too.

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A New Skin Solution

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Striped Dress (I’m wearing my usual size here, but I wish I’d gone up a size for a little extra room in the shoulders! Here’s the chambray version.) / Navy Crossbody c/o / Navy Pumps

Over the last few years–especially after having Emma–I’ve noticed quite a few signs of aging. Yes, there are the grays, which are weirdly only on the right side of my head. 🤔 My eyesight keeps getting worse. (-6.75 in contacts at this point.) And then there’s my thin hair. (Sorry about all the freakout posts over that. 😂)

But there’s also my skin!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Stories, Part II

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

J.Crew Navy Blazer (I also recommend the Olivia Moon one! It’s very cozy, since it’s a knit material.) / 1901 Ringer Tee / Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans/ Monica Vinader Friendship BraceletGingham Phone Case / Jack Rogers

Aaaaaand we’re back with more coverage on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018! I published Dressing Room Stories Part I on Friday, and this is Part II. (Honestly, I think this is my best one yet! I tried really hard to feature as many products as possible without burning out. 😂) Also, here is my ultimate guide to shopping the sale.

Our Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Nantucket Sweater (You can also find the white version at Tuckernuck!) / Similar White Skinny Jeans (Love Hudson! This is my favorite pair of dark skinnies, btw.) / Emma’s Kate Spade Dress (Old; it was a gift from family friends when Emma was born! But I LOVE this one and this one.) / Mitch’s Shep Shirt (Linking to the classic one.) / Mitch’s Performance Shirts (No-iron! Best shirts for guys who refuse to iron.) / Mitch’s Shorts / Mom’s Striped Tee / Mom’s Jeans

Quick break from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale coverage! Here’s my ultimate guide to shopping the sale, my first round of “dressing room stories,” and eight sale outfits to shop *without* the Nordstrom credit card. And yes! This blog post counts as an entry to win the $250; to enter, simply comment in the comment section below–you can say anything!–with your e-mail address in the following non-spammy format: kelly [at] kellyinthecity [dot] com. Winner announced tomorrow. Good luck! Update: Congrats to Maddie P. for winning the giveaway!

My dad is an amazing photographer. He snapped these pics of the fam on our beach, right before the Fourth of July fireworks started–and I teared up when I looked at them the following day.