Prepping for the Nordstrom Sale

This sale is different than other sales. Why, you ask? This sale discounts new and upcoming items, versus items that are discounted because they need to make room for new items coming into the store. This makes this event much more exciting, and something you don’t want to miss, because you will see these items throughout this upcoming fall/winter season.

You can see all of Nordstrom’s sale items through their Early Access Preview. I’m sharing some items I really liked while browsing the web. Please note, some items might currently show “Sold Out,” but Nordstrom tries very hard to restock as quickly as possible. So keep your eye on the item your interested in because it might restock!

Also, I apologize for the long post, but I’m hoping this is an easier way for you to shop the sale – or at least have an idea of what caught my eye this season. I also will do a try on with all these clothes when I order on the 13th in hopes to help you! You can find the link to each item below the image for easier shopping too.

Dresses: I only found one dress I am considering to purchase this year. It is reasonable price and I feel I can wear this for different occasions.

Olive Long Sleeve Dress

Tops: There are a few tops I will be trying, but the Nordstrom sale is a great time to get some staple pieces for your closet.

Cream Turtleneck Sweater

Free People Sweater

Henley Long-Sleeve Top

Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt

Extra Long Top

Crewneck Pullover

Outerwear: There is a similar Patagonia coat like I have on the sale this year, and I absolutely LOVE my Patagonia coat. It’s super easy to pack as well. I am a big cardigan wearer, so I will be trying some of these pieces this year as well. I’ve only heard great things about Barefoot Dreams and their incredibly soft items.

Patagonia Coat

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

Open Stitch Cardigan

Shorter-Length Cardigan

Lounge/Sleepwear: With staying home more this year, and my love of coordinating pajamas, Nordstrom offers some great options.

Moonlight Dream Short-Sleeve Pajamas

Moonlight Dream Long-Sleeve Pajamas

Cozy Top | Cozy Shorts  

Shoes: This is where I see the largest savings in the entire sale. I am also a huge fan of shoes so there are several currently on my Wish List right now.

Vince Camuto Booties

Steve Madden Flats

Duke Studded Chelsea Boot

Steve Madden Mules

Cole Haan Slip On Sneakers

Accessories: Here are some great finds that are sometimes overlooked when shopping the sale. Accessories are important too! 🙂 The Tory Burch handbags have great deals this year. I shared two that I really like, and for those moms out there – I love when the chain is removable so I can turn my purse into a wallet and throw it in that diaper bag.

Carson Zip Crossbody

Carson Convertible Crossbody

Logo Studs

Marty Drop Earrings

Quay Sunglasses

Makeup Mirror

Little Boy Items: Here is what I plan to purchase for my older son for this upcoming season.

Better Sweater Jacket

Baseball T-Shirt |  Reversible T-Shirt


Let’s WHOOP it up!

Start WHOOP Here

If you know you know, right Vicki Gunvalson? But I’m not talking about that kind of WHOOP party today. I’m talking about the WHOOP bracelet, which monitors my sleep, measures my recover, and assists in building strain.

After watching my husband with his WHOOP band for seven months, I decided to get it a try. The first month, and bracelet (if you get the standard black strap) is free, and you can choose your membership from there.

Feel free to go on this WHOOP journey with me! Let’s see how much our overall health improves!

PS – if you are part of my current gym, we even have a group in WHOOP – so let me know if you join and I will add you to our group!

Start WHOOP Here

Sporty and I know it!

Tank | Skirt | Hat | Shoes

I grew up playing tennis, and I wore tennis skirts A LOT. So wearing them is a go-to when I am running errands, or when I want to be one step up from just shorts and a t-shirt. It was a busy day, so I only had time for a quick bathroom selfie. I also was very lucky that two little boys weren’t a blur in the background.

I love this combo because I look “put together,” while being able to chase boys, or even hit up the gym (or tennis courts). I will definitely be wearing this all day.

Oh, there’s a kid 🙂

Chaco Time, All the Time

Chaco Sandals

In 2012, my husband gifted me with these custom-designed Chaco sandals. Little did he know, these sandals would become part of my everyday life.

Living in a town with a famous waterpark and two floatable rivers, owning a pair of good water shoes is a must. Having two boys that are all over the place and can get dirty at any second also requires reliable footwear – where you can play in the water one minute, but then chase them down the sidewalk the next. Chacos are fun, comfortable, and did I mention you get some great tan lines from them too?

Chacos do have solid colors and great prints. My chacos were very bright, but of course, faded over the years. For a sizing reference, I am a solid 7 1/2, and I have a 7 in these sandals – as they only come in whole sizes.

If you are looking to try on in person, I highly recommend REI. If you are local, The Pomegrante has some great options as well.

May you have a great time in the outdoors!

My Little T-Shirt Dress

Sunglasses |  T-Shirt Dress | Diaper Bag  | Sandals | Apple Watch Band

T-shirt dresses are so versatile and mom-friendly. I believe you can never have too many! This little number I found at Wal-Mart for $9.96! I really like the thickness of the material, along with the details – like the ribbed neckline and front pocket. I paired this dress with my comfortable, and affordable, snake-print sandals. I hope this dress finds it’s way to your closet too!

River Road Clothing

Texas Thunderbird Tank  | Sunglasses | Denim Shorts | Belt | Sandals | Apple Watch Strap

I love to shop local – and River Road Clothing Company makes it easy to do. My husband first began our River Road collection with the NBTX sweatshirt, which then continued with an NBTX hat, stickers, and the newest addition – the flag. We love supporting this great community, and this mighty town sure has some pride!

NBTX Hat| NBTX Flag T-Shirt |  Sticker | Flag  

One of my newer items is the Texas thunderbird tank. It’s a great piece to dress up or down. The tank is great to wear when you want to look put together, but want to be comfortable too. Check all their items out at The Local in downtown New Braunfels, or online at

Texas Thunderbird Tank | Sunglasses | Denim Shorts | Belt | Sandals | Apple Watch Strap   

My Personal Barista

Working from home, with the entire family home too, definitely calls for caffeine in the morning. I didn’t want to get drive-thru coffee for a fancy espresso drink so frequently, so I began researching for my perfect at-home brew.

The Nespresso Vertuo is my new go-to every morning. I have a blast trying new pods, frothing milk, and adding flavor to each drink. Honestly, I started preferring my nespresso than local coffee shops – which my wallet thanks me for that.

If you are interested in trying this machine yourself, I have the Vertuo Titan Bundle (which includes the machine and frother). The Nespresso machines frequently go on sale, so I recommend waiting if possible for the machine until there is a discount code – I will keep an eye out for you too! But if you are interested in the machine now, here are all the details on my morning coffee routine.

Also, if the 24oz mug is too big for you, I included the smaller Yeti mug (14oz) as well. I highly recommend a Yeti mug for those times you can’t sit and enjoy your coffee in one setting. My coffee stays warm for a solid three hours. I can’t say if it keeps warmer longer, as that is my max I have had coffee in my mug so far.

Nespresso Machine and Frother Bundle |14oz Yeti Mug | 24oz Yeti Mug |    | Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup

My favorite current pods: Caramel Cookie | Melozio | Arrondio | Bianco Leggero    

Cheers to a more enjoyable start to your day!

Little Boys Swimsuits

Do you ever struggle to find swimwear for little boys? Finding swim trunks with a matching rash guard is fairly hard for me to find, and I am all about that UV protection!

Luckily, I can always trust in Mud Pie and Target to come through when it comes for fun swimwear that my boys approve!

I found a lot of their swimwear online for you to browse, and I’m sharing some other fun options for you too as little brother’s clothes aren’t are online anymore, #handmedownlife:

Shark Pocket Rash Guard | Shark Swim Shorts | Great Alligator Swim Set | Shark Swim Set

Light Blue Alligator Shorts    | Alligator Snorkel Rash Guard | Dark Blue Alligator Shorts | Alligator Surfer Rash Guard  | Swim Hat | Keen Sandals | Toddler Sandals   

One-Piece Zip Sunsuit with Hat | Water Table

We can’t forget our life vests too! We love the Speedo Life Vest!

Speedo Swim Vest