Our Anniversary Sale Treasure Hunt

Ok, so if you’ve read any blog in the last week, you already know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially on like Donkey Kong. I realize it’s everywhere. But it’s also overwhelming! Whether you brave the packed stores or sit down to navigate the website, it can be a little hard to know where to start. So I thought we’d help you out! We’ve picked through every category and narrowed down the absolute best deals, on-style trends and covetable designer items we’d scoop up if we were you!

If you didn’t already snag your favorite pieces in the pre-sale, then now is your best chance to score a good deal! Happy Hunting!!


Our Favorite Sale of the Year is Here!

It’s that time of year!! Nordstrom’s biggest sale is here and we are loading up our shopping carts — taking advantage of THE opportunity of the year to stock up! If, like me, you’re from Seattle, then you know the Anniversary Sale has always been our best kept secret. Because unlike most sales where stores try to unload stuff that didn’t sell or convince you to buy this seasons’s short shorts that you have maybe a month left to enjoy, the Anniversary Sale is all about new fall inventory – on sale now! We’re talking fall coats, boots, handbags – all the pieces you’re going to be dying to wear in just a few weeks time.

But beyond a few additions to your fall wardrobe, this is also the time to grab your essentials. A new pair of Nikes. Restock your underwear drawer. Even make-up and skincare are on sale {La Mer, HELLOOOO}. The deals are seriously so good, it’s silly to pass them up.

Here’s what is in currently our shopping cart…

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Get Your Shop On:

1.> Fringe Bag
2.> Plaid Scarf
3.> La Mer
4.> Fedora
5.> Watch
6.> Boot

Now that I’m finally starting to get back to my pre-baby closet, I’m excited to add a few classic pieces to round out a chic lady-with-a-baby uniform. With only five minutes {or less!} to get dressed these days, I need work horses that I can mix, match and feel amazing in. I think a crisp Rag & Bone button down, a cool coat and an architectural sweater should do the trick! I plan to keep my rotation of classic silhouettes fresh with my accessories. A hot boot, a pretty watch and a great hat {for when I’ve gone one too many days without washing my hair!} are exactly what I need to keep things interesting.

So here’s the deal. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open now, but for early access only. This means you must have a Nordstrom Card for the next week. The sale opens to everyone after July 16. But have no fear. If you don’t have a card yet you can start bookmarking your wishlist HERE. I ought to warn you though, the best pieces do sell out fast, so if I were you I’d apply for your Nordies card pdq.

I’m heading to check out the rest of the sale before you beat me to it though! You can click through a few more of my favorite finds below. Happy treasure hunting!!


Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Style

What will you be doing this 4th of July weekend? Right about now everything on the list sounds like a good time – day up in wine country, trip to the beach, getaway to Tahoe. While we’re planning to hang pretty low with le bebe this year, that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The 4th is one of our fave holidays because it really is all about good food, friends and wine. In SF the weather has finally turned a corner – hello, summer, is that you? – and we can’t think of a better way to spend the day than gathering a group of friends for a weekend of outdoor entertaining!

After seeing these pics from the super-sweet Seattle-based photographer, Charles Redding, it’s clear that our ideal, low-key celebration needs to involve lots of rosé, small bites and laughter!


We plan to take advantage of the long weekend by spending lots of it in the kitchen checking off recipes from our never-ending Pinterest boards. A quick trip to the farmer’s market in the morning will yield everything we need for this Fig and Melon salad. It looks so yummy and is perfectly refreshing for the heat. We also really want to flex our muscle with this Strawberry and Blueberry Tiramisu – because who doesn’t love a fun 4th-themed dessert?!

While I stir, whip and chop, I’ll be doing it super casual in some easy 4th inspired style. I’m thinking boyfriend denim shorts, a cute racerback tank and some metallic slip-ons – the perfect lady-with-a-baby weekend wear if you ask me! We may head to the park or hang out on the rooftop deck because let’s be honest, our backyard is far from looking anything like this. Either way, I love that this breezy outfit doesn’t restrict any on-the-fly fun idea from happening. It’s summer after all!


> 1. Boyfriend Distressed Denim Shorts ON SALE
> 2. Eco-Jersey Tank Top
> 3. Knotted Rope Bracelet
> 4. Bingo Game
> 5. Stripe Sunglasses 
> 6. Slip-Ons in Metallic 
> 7. Petanque Set
> 8. Aesop Body Lotion SPF 50


images c/o Charles Redding