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nordstrom anniversary sale guide 2019

It’s hereeeee! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back, and if you don’t know what it is yet, it’s Nordstrom’s big summer sale where you can buy new things for the fall season at a discounted price. This is so much better than other sales because these things aren’t things that have been picked through on a clearance rack or unwearable because they’re last season’s trends — these are all new items (either completely brand new or re-released from previous Anniversary sales) so you can stock up your autumn/winter wardrobe. Some things are even great for the summer, so you can fill up your vacation wardrobe!

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top 3 summer essentials

This summer has been HOT (climate change crisis, anyone?) and I’ve been wearing a couple of things non-stop–partially because my brain shuts down and just gravitates towards what it knows when it’s too hot to think, and partially because I’ve simply fallen in love with these pieces. Keep reading to learn more about these key summer pieces from Balenciaga, Castañer, and Madewell!

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i love basic mall brands

I recently read a piece in the Atlantic called Ann Taylor and the Case for Boring Office Clothes and it got me thinking about how I still love basic mall brands of the Ann Taylor variety. If you peeked into my wardrobe, about 80% of my clothing comes from a store or brand you’d typically find at a mid-tier mall. I grew up in a mall town–King of Prussia–and shopping at mall brands has been a part of me ever since, even as I shop all the new and amazing brands crushing it in the boutique and e-commerce scene. For work clothing especially, I frequently shop Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT, and J.Crew.

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pleated midi skirts

Since I’m a petite gal, I usually wear shorter skirts to play with my proportions — the more of my legs your can see, the taller I’m supposed to look. Recently, I’ve opened up my wardrobe to longer skirts and more specifically discovered a love for pleated midi skirts. I’m 4’9” so most midi skirts, petite sizing or not, are pretty full-length on me, but I still love how feminine and flowy they feel. Even though being a woman was terrible back in the day (and sometimes still is) I do fantasize about the days when women wore long skirts all the time. I think pleated midi skirts get me pretty close to that fantasy without looking like a Game of Thrones extra.

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nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 picks

Hey guys! It's that time of the year again — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It's my third year shopping and writing about the sale so you probably know what it's all about — every summer, Nordstrom releases their fall/winter items (and some new summer items) on a major discount for a few weeks, and then the prices go up again in early August. Public access to the sale opens up on Friday, July 20, so you know I'm ready to shop. It can definitely be an overwhelming sale so I've categorized everything the way that I've been shopping the sale — things to wear to work, shoes, fall essentials, accessories, and trend pieces. Things definitely sell out quickly, but Nordstrom restocks when they can — keep checking the site if you really want something. As a reminder, don't buy anything you don't love just because it's on sale, but definitely stock up on any items you were already planning on getting since many things are at least 40% off right now. I hope you enjoy this post and I hope it helps you shop this enormous and exciting sale!

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recent favorites + memorial day weekend sales

So... I haven't blogged in a while, but that's because I was doing a lot of soul searching, figuring out life's messes, leaving my company of three years, and then finding a new and fulfilling job (oh, and turning 24 and having an early quarter-life crisis). Now that I'm finally in the settling into a new job phase, I think I can slowly ease back into things on thisisyna.com. I've certainly been easing my wardrobe away from 'can you tell I work at a startup' and more toward 'I have a job that challenges me but doesn't overwork me.' In this post you'll find some of my favorite new additions to my workwear and weekend attire as well as other things I've come to love in the past few months since I've last posted. As a bonus, I've also listed all the amazing sales you should definitely shop this Memorial Day weekend! 🛍️🇺🇸

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