CHIC FINDS

Friday, July 21, 2017

Is it Worth it? Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Misses & Hits + A Try On Haul

Nordstrom Anniversary sale plus size picks

In today's post I'm going to be sharing my hits, and misses from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Today is the first official day of public access EVERYONE  can shop the sale now!! 

So I got my order in time to shoot a try on haul!! That video will be added to the post as soon as I am done with so please BOOKMARK & COME BACK. I truly appreciate you taking the time to come back to the blog and I hope you continue to use me as a resource for all your shopping needs.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Basics

Ok so the one item I knew was gonna sell out were the Caslon u neck tees and I was right as of last check they were sold out in black and white I am hoping they will restock here

My next fav from the sale would be the lysse leggings I realized during the try on that I actually owned a pair of lysse leggings. It was gifted to me a couple of years ago during Curvy-con and it has held up remarkably. They are definitely worth it. I also picked up the Zella leggings and the Nordstrom moto leggings.

Plus Size Women's Lysse High Waist Seamed Leggings // Women's Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Footwear

The first favorite would be my Mark Fisher pointed toe Chelsea boots, I know for a fact that these boots will pay for themselves 100 times over because they can literally b worn with everything. They're a pull on style and are made up of a very comfortable soft leather that will mold to your feet over time.

The next surprise favorite Oxfords by EllenWhen I first put my feet in them they seemed to run a little narrow after wearing them again going to try on the seem to loosen up beer made up of over we'd like fabric that gray color is super versatile and we'll go with so much in your closet this upcoming fall.

If you know me you know I luv a printed accessory, especially a printed flat. One of the easiest ways to add interest to a look is to throw on a printed accessory and these Sam Edelman spiked flats do just that. The come in a variety of solid colors and printed colors and I'm hoping the restock the gingham pair in a size 11 Here

Honestly every shoe I got exceeded my expectation except for this one, and it wasn't because of any problem with the shoe BTW it was because I had a harder time than I thought to styling it. 

Women's Marc Fisher Ltd Yommi Chelsea Bootie  // Women's Ed Ellen Degeneres Kerrin Oxford

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale  Best Toppers (Jackets & Sweaters)

So I picked up 3 jackets and If I had to pick one it would be the Sejour Leather Moto Jacket in OLIVE, I got it in a 16W. The leather is soft, supple πŸ˜‰ and not bulky it also has ribbed panels under neath the arm and sides which ensure a custom fit. The only con really is it price point, If you're ready to splurge it's worth it.

My first miss would be the Caslon Mixed Knit Moto Sweater it's meant to be a hybrid however it just didn't work the sweater material didn't hold its shape and to my surprise the XXL was big. Also the gray ends up looking like a towel. It's one of those pieces where the concept sounds great but the execution. 

I also ordered the Double Face Jacket by Keneth Cole Details Here

The next miss for me would be the Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic Lite® Circle Cardigan in
Cocoa/ Peatl Heather. Now barefoot dreams has a cult following on social media and I may get canceled for this; however, my issue with the cardigan was not its Insanely incredible softness. 
Because it definitely feels like you are wearing clouds, but rather the color and style. The fabric of the cardigan was too soft for its intended style so it draped awkwardly. In addition, the color was a grayish brown which didn't go well with any of my warm toned browns. But honestly guys the insane softness of this cardigan can literally make you forget all that. The HYPE is real!!

Plus Size Women's Sejour Leather Moto Jacket

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Tops

 If I had to pick one top it would be the Plaid top from BP because it fit around my Hips well, it was kinda slouchy and long enough to be worn as a tunic or tucked in.
Finally, I am happy to report that none of my tops were from the plus size section (which tends to be pricier). If you are in between a 16 and 18 you aren't completely restricted to plus. So explore a little.

Women's Bp. Plaid Cotton Blend Shirt

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Accessories

I only picked up 2 items from this section. I wanted a two toned watch I picked up this one (under $100) love the shape and its woven band, it's versatile so it will be easy to mix and match. 

Finally, I also picked up this Madewell tote its all leather superrrrrr versatile. As you can see from the video. The gray stripe going across just adds a very now/ sporty/edgy element and I am here for it. It has the makings of a piece that will wear well over time.

Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Leather Tote - Grey // Women's Skagen Hagen Mesh Strap Watch, 34Mm

These are my favorite things from the haul I realized that I didn't stock up on my cardigans so ill def be on the look out for those. 



Whats next in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale series dresses, premium plus size denim, boys (big and small lol) and accessories. I am considering doing a post on gift ideas ( for my early shoppers), beauty, higher end picks and home but only if you guys are interested. 

Are you loving all these posts about the Nordstrom Sale, sign up for our Newsletter for exclusive content and upcoming happenings also follow this blog on Bloglovin so you never miss a post.

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How to find best Swimsuit For Your Body Type : A Quick Guide

ELOQUII SWIM SUIT  Be My Frond Floral II BEACH DAY

ELOQUII SWIM SUIT BACK  Be My Frond Floral II BEACH DAY

ELOQUII SWIM SUIT  Be My Frond Floral CROPPED II BEACH DAY

ELOQUII SWIM SUIT  Be My Frond Floral PRINT II BEACH DAY

ELOQUII PLUS SWIM SUIT  Be My Frond Floral II BEACH DAY

In today's post  I will be sharing quick tips on how to find the best suits for your body type. We are midway through summer and retailers have begun slashing prices on quality swimwear, so I figured this was the best time to share this information. Thanks to Asian sites you can now buy swimsuits for like 99 cents, however, weve all heard the saying you get what you pay for #toogoodtobetrue. Which is why I suggest that as a full figured / plus size woman you take advantage of the sale season and my tips now and get the most value for your money.

SHOP PLUS SIZE SWIMSUIT PICKS



Finding the best swimsuit for your body type requires you to know what your body type is, do you? it's one of the fundamental requirements for dressing better.

For pear shapes look to attract the eye upwards so plunge necklines, ruffles around the decolletage (like this one for only $16), off shoulder pieces are the way to go.  Make sure to also go for bottoms that are full coverage in the back with little to no frills and embellishments. You can go with both a one or two piece.

For donut shapes, one piece's are your best friends look for details that deemphasize your belly like color blocking, dark panels and ruching on the sides (like this suit).

Next for inverted triangles stay away from cuts that emphasize the broadness of your shoulders, like halter tops or Crop tops. Your shape can be tricky depending on wear you hold the most weight. Go for prints, bold colors, ruffles and ties on the bottom to draw attention downwards ( only if your belly isnt an issue). 

Try a wrap silhouette, strategic paneling or cutouts around the waist to bring the eye in (like this crochet suit). Also higher cuts may emphasize long shapely legs.

My suit is from Eloquii its sadly sold out. However, if you like the print you can buy this Bikini top (on sale) size up unless you are pear shaped.

Lastly, no matter what shape you are, when you are plus size always look for suits that are made from heavy duty swim fabrics that will help gently shape you, as well as for thicker straps, fastens and underwire. 
These tend to be premium features that will cost a bit more, however, these added features will help you look your absolute best in your swimsuit. So take advantages of the sales happening now and shop my picks now before they are gone.





P.S. no one is perfect, its a myth and those hangups that you have, trust me no one else is/will be as hung up on them as you, so go live your best life and slay in your suit.

Also, don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter for exclusive content and upcoming happenings, in addition,  follow this blog on Bloglovin so you never miss a post.

Have an amazing Day

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How to Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on a Budget + What Im Buying


Can you believe it the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ . I thought I would put up this post real quick!! It is currently 11:26  and I went to bed super late last night woke up early and I'm about to do the same again πŸ™ˆ God give me strength.  I'm here writing this post because I really want you guys to have to have access to the post as soon as you wake up this morning.

For those who don't know what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is it's basically a sale where you get to shop new arrivals (fall preview) at discounted prices (this is not how typical retail works BTW). 

So there's this big misconception that Nordstrom is a premium brand and therefore really expensive, I'm here to share a secret Nordstrom does have affordable lines and  I'll be sharing them below. Here is why I'm a fan of Nordstrom you get quality pieces with one of the best customer friendly policies.

AFFORDABLE  WOMEN'S LINES AT NORDSTROM (SIZE INCLUSIVE)


AFFORDABLE SHOES


AFFORDABLE BAGS


AFFORDABLE ACCESSORIES


Today is the beginning of early access to the sale, early access to the sales is only available for Nordstrom card holders, basically, if you have an existing debit card or you have the credit card. You can apply for a card Here.


However, if you do not want to that is okay because public access to the sale will begin on the 21st.

SHOP PLUS SIZE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PICKS


Vince Camuto Bell Sleeve Shift Dress // Kenneth Cole New York Double Face Coat // Nordstrom Moto Washed Cotton Blend Leggings // Sejour Leather Collarless Jacket // Caslon Mix Plaid Floral Print Tunic // Tahari Maria Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat // Sejour Pleated Midi Skirt // Vince Camuto Sheath Dress // Sejour Stripe Bell Sleeve Poplin Shirt // Kenneth Cole New York Faux Fur Jacket // Tahari Pleat Crepe A-Line Dress // Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Ankle Skimmer Jeans // Two By Vince Camuto Lacquer Inset Moto Leggings // Caslon Zip Back High/low Sweater
Sejour Convertible Neck Sweater // Sejour Floral Bell Sleeve Tunic // Slink Jeans Step Hem Skinny Jeans

If you can only invest in a category that category should be BASICS (See the one item you need from the NSALE), stock up on quality tees, cardigans, jeans, moto jackets these are your closet workhorses and outfit makers. When you invest in these categories you get the most bang for your buck and the difference in quality makes you look expensive.


WHATS ACTUALLY IN MY CART





2016 TRY ON VIDEO FOR THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE




DONT FORGET I WILL BE UPDATING THIS POST SEVERAL TIMES TODAY ONCE THE SALE GOES LIVE πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ SO BOOKMARK & COME BACK FOR UPDATES !! 

Also, don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter for exclusive content and upcoming happenings, in addition,  follow this blog on Bloglovin so you never miss a post.

Have an amazing Day