suede swingin’ | nordstrom anniversary sale finds

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SWEATER   Tassel Cardigan   |   PURSE   Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody (comes in 5 colors!)   |   BOOTS   Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots   |   NECKLACE   Vineyard Vines Tassel Necklace   |   SHIRT   Free People Tank (only $20!)   |   JEANS   J.Crew High Rise White Jeans   |   BRACELET   Gold Wrap Bracelet (#nsale version here)   |   WATCH   Michael Kors (similar #nsale style here)

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It’s HERE! And by here, I mean the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that is officially and finally open to everyone! But you knew that already, didn’t ya?

I’ve been hinting at the goodies I fell in love with from the Early Access sale, and finally decided to pull them all together in celebration of this momentous day. It’s a tad bit fall (ok more than a tad… photographing this outfit was similar to sitting in a sauna but who’s complaining?) but that actually just gets me more exciting for frosty months ahead! My sweater, purse and boots are all a part of the sale, and if you’re still hungry for more I’ve got a guide and video pointing you to other must-haves. But now, an ode to the three items featured today…

First off, I’m set to go this fall with these these suede over the knee boots. Trust me, I was the last person to ever think I could pull off a pair! But somehow the perfect heel height and color combined to add a few non-awkward-looking inches to my petite frame. Holla. Atcha. Girl. Cause I’m in love with ’em. (Last night, @emilyp5 tweeted me to let me know she’d purchased them as well with the hashtag #shortgirltallboots. This is now officially a thing.)

Y’all. The easy “carry with everything” cross body is perfected in this Rebecca Minkoff oxblood beauty. After bringing it home, I realized I’ll be able to wear it almost as a neutral! It’s a gorgeous color that adds a subtle statement to any outfit. Oxblood not your thing? It comes in 5 colors. On trend – check. Easy – check. On SALE?! Check check check.

Finally, I am in love love love with this easy sweater. My favorite thing about it is that I can start wearing it now! Since it’s short sleeved and so light, it’s perfect for cool evenings, chilly movie theaters, the frozen goods section while I decide on an ice cream flavor or six, and then all through a mild Dallas fall as well. And it’s $40. Looks so much more expensive right?!

There ya have it folks, my ultimate favorites! I’d love to hear what you scored from the sale, too! I’ve probably said this a million times (sorry to make your ears bleed) but the sale usually sells out SO quick, so I’d jump on it sooner rather than later!

And in the midst of a full two weeks of sale talk, I just want to throw in the obvious fact (but sometimes not so obvious in this culture) that clothes – material things, really – don’t ultimately make you happy. They are fun to have fun withbut there’s just a whole heck of a lot more to life. Sounds so simple and obvious, but I know I need a reminder of that more than I’d like to admit. I want you all to know that I so desire for this blog to be a fun destination of light-hearted inspiration, but never another “you need this to be complete” voice in your head. And I want to truly ask for your forgiveness if it’s ever come across that way. I just started memorizing Psalm 16 so I can always have truth of what’s important right at the front of my mind, especially when I need to fight voices in my head that tell me otherwise. It’s a beautiful, fairly short chapter, and I would love for you to join me so we can do it together! (I need to be held accountable!)

Love from Texas,

Kate

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14 Comments

  1. Janine said:

    Those boots are fabulous

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  2. Loving those boots! They are perfect for the fall season coming up.

    http://www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  3. Love this outfit! And thanks for the shoutout! Looking forward to more of your great fall looks #shortgirltallboots

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  4. Chottie said:

    Such a cute outfit! I’m obsessed with that adorable statement necklace! I had no idea VV even sold necklaces like that! Thanks for sharing:)

    xo
    http://www.charltonlee.com

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  5. Love all your finds! I purchased the Kendra Scott earrings and the Kate Spade iPhone case from your video. (As well as many other tops and a dress to carry-over into fall)
    I am so excited! Thanks so much for sharing all of your finds!
    Also, I love love love that chapter in Psalms. I really needed to read and remember that if God is beside you, you have all the riches in the world.

    Have such a blessed and fabulous day xx
    Shelby Stallsmith
    http://www.thememphisjewel.com

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  6. Colleen said:

    Those boots are everything. Absolutely in love with them!!

    xoxo, colleen
    Pleather & Sparkles

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  7. Robin said:

    Love the look! Can’t wait for fall.. Me (and my hair) are so done with this hot and humid Houston, haha.

    http://www.hellorobinblog.com

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  8. creatingshe said:

    Kate, you rock. Not only because you forced me to buy that bag (completely your fault) but because of your faith. I am in awe that you have the courage to continue sharing your faith even as your blog has grown! You have such a beautiful platform to do so, and it’s so inspiring. Thank you for being someone to admire not only because you have beautiful taste, but because you have a beautiful heart!

    xx
    Caroline
    Creatingshe.com

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  9. Love the outfit (especially the boots!) but especially love that you made it a point to remind your readers that material items are not the most important thing in the world. An attitude like that, and your super cute outfits, are what keep me following your blog!
    Love,
    A Fellow Longhorn

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  10. Loving that bag, I saw it on your blog and just had to include on my list of NSale favs. I love how you styled it in this outfit, you look so adorable, I love seeing the outfits you create.
    Love, Del
    http://www.dallastodixie.wordpress.com

    Published 7.17.15 · Reply
  11. Thanks for the note at the end- it’s so easy to get caught up in the “appearance is everything” mode, and think that your favorite bloggers do too. So glad to see how you are staying grounded in Scripture! I would love to memorize Psalm 16! Have you ever used memverse.com before? I find it super helpful for my memory verses!

    Published 7.19.15 · Reply
  12. Sadie Lee said:

    You made some good finds girl!! I watched your video too! so cute (:

    With love always,
    Sadie Lee
    http://heysadielee.blogspot.com/

    Published 7.25.15 · Reply