In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been talking about fashion around these parts much. It’s a bit odd for me, as when it comes to defining my style, clothing was always my first love – not home decor believe it or not. But after becoming a mama, I really lost my desire to shop. Well, correction. I lost my desire to shop for myself. Buying cute kids clothes hasn’t been a problem at all! But I recently stepped into my closet (I know, it’s obnoxious I can say step in but it makes me so happy) and realized I hate basically everything in there. I’ve barely added a thing to my wardrobe since I was pregnantSo many of my pieces just don’t feel like “me” anymore. But as I talked about in this post, I’m ready to rock a good outfit again. I think it’s wardrobe refresh time.

summer wardrobe refresh on apartment 34

And whileI really settled into my style in my mid-30’s, your vibe always continues to evolve to meet you where you are now. The clothing that’s sat stagnant in my closet for nearly three years definitely isn’t feeling fresh. I look at my collection of blazers and only one thought comes to mind. Blech! Thankfully, I’m getting the shopping itch at the most opportune time – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time!

If you’re one of the five people still unfamiliar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, let me break it down. Nordstrom (my beloved Seattle-based department store and all around best place to shop ever that offers free shipping and free returns and is amazing) holds an epic sale every summer where new items go on major markdown. This isn’t getting rid of last season’s dregs. This is all new stuff at crazy good deals. Now the sale runs July 20 – August 6 this year, BUT if you are a Nordstrom cardholder early access started TODAY!

So I’ve spent the last…too many hours this morning scouring the sale for the cutest pieces and the best deals. I’m not exactly looking to do a major closet overhaul. I still have a house to finish. I just think a few current pieces will renew my style inspiration and get me excited to get out of yoga pants every day. The best part about the sale? Many of the deals are on things you can wear right now – in the heart of summer – and then you can tuck a chic sweater or a toasty jacket away to bust out come September.

Here is my current sale selection. The vibe? Relaxed, cool, and dare I say a little bit girly (eek!), but with a touch of edge.summer wardrobe refresh on apartment 34

SHOP: sweater / metallic slides / sunnies / best day ever pouch / jeans / one-piece swimsuit / sweatshirt / pumps / coat / backpack / boots / ruffle top / cross-body bag / striped top 


A few cute additions to my summer wardrobe (that off the shoulder top is my fave) and an investment or two in fun items for fall (hello over the knee boots) is the perfect way to get re-energized to get dressed each day.

Now, the best thing about the Anniversary Sale is that they keep adding new items all the time. So I’m going to be checking back often to add to my edit. For now, you can see all of my favorite pieces in the sale RIGHT HERE. Let me know if you find anything good that I missed!



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