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Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access Top Picks

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Happy Friday, friends!

I am back from a whirl-wind week of back to back trips to Washington DC and NYC, and happy to kick my feet up a bit the next few days! I had the best two trips {one with hubby and one with girlfriends} but it’s always good to come back home!

Stay tuned for posts coming about what I wore and some amazing places we dined in both cities…coming next week!

Today is the start of PUBLIC ACCESS to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Click here to check out my original sale post from last Friday!

There are still some great goodies left on the sale, and here are my favs ::

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My favorite cardi of the sale is available in all colors and sizes. I love how slouchy, soft and cozy it is! This one is perfect for travel paired with Spanx leggings and sneakers. I am wearing a small.

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This cardi is a bit dressier than the above and I love the longer length. This one is perfect for the office, but also great with jeans!

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This fleece is one of my favorite Fall/Winter purchases ever! It’s simply the coziest layering piece you can buy! It comes in four colors and is just $49 on the sale.

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I am honestly shocked that these essential Spanx Leggings are still in stock in all sizes! If you don’t own a pair, this is THE TIME to get them! This is the best price you will find them all year!!

This Free People top is one of my favorite tops from this year’s sale. It can be worn two ways, pictured above. Be sure to size down, it runs big! I am wearing an XS.

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My favorite black jeans of the sale are in stock in all sizes! These fit like a dream {run TTS} and if you don’t own a great pair of black jeans for Fall, you will find yourself loving them for both day/night and dressy/casual wear.

Leopard and snake-skin shoes are a major theme to this year’s sale AND to what will be trending for Fall, and these are my favs still in stock. I love each of these pairs so much!

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This $11 tee is worth snagging in a few colors. We all know tees don’t last very long, so for $11, I stocked up on a crisp new white, black and gray tee. These are perfect for layering going into Fall under jackets and cardigans. I recommend sizing up, and am wearing a medium.

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If you are in need of a new bra, this one is the BEST BRA EVER in my opinion. I wear this bra every day, and have been for years. I have been receiving so many messages from you all raving about it since I recommended it on pre-sale last week. If you don’t believe me, just look at all the review on the Nordstrom website!!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always a perfect time to snag a Fall handbag or two! Here are a few still in stock favorites!

I took these flattering joggers + this “athleisure” cardigan home from the sale with me, and know I will be living in this outfit on casual days running errands post workout! I am wearing a small in both.

Last but not least, these are my favorite jeans from the Nordstrom Sale and they sold out immediately. Well, I just found these exact jeans in a slightly lighter wash {but still a great color} on sale! They are SO comfy they almost feel like leggings. I cannot more highly recommend.

Be sure to follow along today on my Instagram stories for more “live” sale reporting and restock notices!

Stylishly yours,

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2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAVORITES

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Christmas in July, AKA the Nordstrom Anniversary SALE, is HERE!

Today, Thursday, July 11th, the sale opens online to the top two tiers of card holders, Ambassadors and Icons. Then, tomorrow, Friday, July 12th, at 12:30pm EST, the sale opens to all Nordstrom card holders.

I’ll be honest that this sale was the most “under-whelming” of all the Nordstrom Sales I have shopped over the past 10+ years. The inventory in the Atlanta store was very slim, even though I shopped the first pre-sale day on Tuesday. Lots of sizes were already gone in store on the very first day of the in-store early access sale. I say this to encourage you all to shop ONLINE to save yourself the time and hassle of going in store only to find nothing in your size! The inventory online will be tremendously more diverse in terms of selection and robust in terms of quantity.

I left the store with only a few bags, and a few staples that I know I will wear over and over throughout the Fall. I say this to encourage y’all to not feel like you need to go overboard and break the bank with this sale. Buy a few staples you love and can wear lots of ways. My recommendation is to concentrate on denim, workout wear, Fall shoes, athletic shoes, a versatile cardigan or layering piece and a fun top or two.

Also, a few things in keep in mind as you shop ::

  • Anniversary Sale items will not restock.

  • If you think you “might” want something, grab it now! If unsure of sizing, I recommend ordering two sizes and returning whatever doesn’t fit.

  • This is a great time to buy gifts! Think through upcoming birthdays and Christmas lists.

Here are a few of my favorites from my Atlanta store try on. A round-up of more favorites from different categories coming tomorrow!

FAVORITE JEANS :: These under-$100 Madewell Highrise jeans are hands-down favorite denim from the sale. I have never owned Madewell jeans and honestly never really liked any I have tried on…until now! The personal styling store manager recommended them to me so I tried them on…and I am so glad she did! These are SUPER stretchy, crazy comfy and almost feel like you are wearing leggings. {I traveled to D.C. in them yesterday, see pic below, and they were amazing!}

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I love that these are ultra-high waisted and hold their shape. These run true to size, if not on the larger side. If in between sizes, I recommend sizing down. I also love that these jeans are perfect to wear now, during Summer, and that they will be adorable with flats and booties in the Fall.

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RUNNER UP FAV JEANS :: These Frame skinny jeans with a scalloped raw hem were my second favorite pair. I love the dark wash, fun hem and overall fit. In these, I sized up a size, which is typical to do with Frame.

FAVORITE BLACK DENIM :: If you need black jeans {which in my opinion, is a staple for Fall}, these Paige jeans are amazing! The material is soft and I love the placement of the distressing. If you are in between sizes, I would size up!

FAVORITE PRINTED CARDIGANS :: My prediction is that these two cardigans will be two of the first things to sell out, so snag them quick!! This Striped Madewell cardigan is one of my most favorite peices of the entire sale. I can see myself styling it so many ways and the colors/fit are perfect. It’s super soft, and I love that it has pockets! {I am wearing a small.}

This BP Leopard cardi is back again this year after selling out at rapid speed last year! Leopard is ALL the rage for Fall, and this cardigan can go from work to the weekend. I am wearing a small in this, too! {I also love this leopard cardi on the sale. They just didn’t have it at my store to try on!}

FAVORITE SOLID CARDIGANS :: I love all three of these cardis! The first is a super cozy, casual Topshop cardigan that I will live in the on the weekends! It’s my personal fav.

The second is by Leith and the best cardigan to dress up. It still looks fantastic with jeans, but also has the ability to really dress up for work or evening. I love how this one looks over dresses and skirts.

The third is by BP and a crowd favorite each year, since it comes in lots of colors and is an amazing all-around cardigan for the price. I have a few of these from years past and they hold up really well.

FAVORITE TOP #1 :: Y’all know I have a love affair with Free People. I always stalk the Free People on the Nordstrom sale first because this is the only time you will find brand new Free People on SALE! That said, it’s not too ironic that my two favorite tops from the sale are both Free People. This first top is the prettiest Fall neutral color palette! {I am wearing the brown and there is also a pink colorway.}I reversed here to show two ways to wear it. I also love how it looks layered under a cardi/jacket. This top runs really big, so definitely size down. I am wearing a small here in the pics but ordered an XS. {The Atlanta store was already sold out of XS.}

This skirt is awesome for Fall and just $64! It runs TTS.

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FAVORITE TOP #2 :: This Free People Top is gorgeous! It also comes in a pretty white/blue color way, which my mom purchased. {It is so cute on her, too!} You can start wearing this now, front-tucked into shorts, and then it’s perfect over skinny jeans or leggings for Fall. I typically wear an XS in Free People but am wearing a small in this top and this fit is perfect!

FAVORITE JACKET :: Instead of a leather jacket this year, I picked up this furry teddy jacket $65 one by Blank. I adore it, and honestly see myself wearing it more than a leather jacket. As you can see, it is equally cute paired with sneakers or booties. This neutral color will go with so much, and it’s just so darn soft and cozy! I am wearing a small.

FAVORITE LEOPARD SHOES :: If you grab one kind of shoes this sale, I recommend something leopard. Leopard shoes are a fall/winter shoe wardrobe staple in my opinion, they go with everything and never go out of style! These leopard sneakers are one of the few pairs of shoes that came home with me. They are so comfy, and I know I will wear them with everything from jeans to casual dresses to shorts. These run big, so size down half a size.

These leopard booties remind me exactly of a pair I have owned and worn hundreds of times the past few years. Every time I wear them, you guys ask where they are from, and this is the closest pair I have found…and they are on sale! If you love wearing a heeled bootie, these are a great purchase!

FAVORITE ATHLEISURE PURCHASE :: These Zella joggers and this Zella “athleisure” cardigan both came home with me…and my mom! I have never found a pair of joggers I really like until these! They are so comfy and I love how they look paired with this cardigan for a cute errand look or to run around town after a workout. I am wearing a small in each.

If you need a basic, high-quality workout legging, these high-waisted Zella crops are my favorite legging on the sale.

FAVORITE SNEAKERS :: These Adidas kicks are a must if you are looking for fun sneaks! I love all three colors {I took home the black} and they are so comfy! Adidas run notoriously big so be sure to size down a half-a-size!

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FAVORITE BASIC TEE :: I always stock up on a white, black and grey tee on this sale each year. This BP one is just $11 and a great one for layering. {As you can see, I am wearing it layered under almost everything in this post!} You can see me wearing the black one in the leopard jogger pic below. I recommend sizing up.

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FAVORITE COMFY PURCHASE :: These BP leopard joggers are as cute as they are comfy. I am considering these as my new lounge pants, that can also be worn for errands!

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FAVORITE FLATS :: These $51 Madewell slides are the cutest! I love love the brown and the animal print. These will be the perfect, go-with-anything shoe for Fall!

FAVORITE SUNGLASSES :: Quay sunnies are my absolute fav and rarely go on sale! These three pairs of aviator style Quay’s are all on sale and so flattering on almost anyone. I already own the middle pair and wear them all the time, and snagged the third pair on the sale. I have been wearing them all around DC this week!

RUNNERS UP ::

This $38 Caslon blazer is such a versatile layering piece! It comes in several great colors. I am wearing a small.

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If you love leopard print {like I do!}, this $15 tee is a MUST! The material makes it dressy enough to wear to the office under a jacket or cardi, too.

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A FEW OTHER MUST-PURCHASE ITEMS ::

If you don’t own a camo jacket, it’s one of the easiest layering pieces to wear over and over for Fall. This one is just $58 and a perfect fit. Be sure to size down one size.

  • Spanx faux-leather leggings. If you don’t already own a pair, this is the best price you will find all year!

  • My favorite bra ever. Literally one of the best selling bras in Nordstrom history and the bra I wear everyday. It gives lift, shape and looks smooth under a tee!

  • Undies. I am a huge fan of Hanky Panky thongs and always stock up on this sale!


Be sure to head over to my Instastories @laurenlefevre for a try-on of all these pieces, and keep coming back to this post for more being added later today! I will also have round-ups of kids, home and beauty coming soon!

Stylishly yours,

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K. Alley Lifestyle

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leggings | sports bra | tank | shoes | sunglasses | necklace

I couldn’t be more excited to share this post with you today because I’ve discovered a new line of leggings, K. Alley Lifestyle, that are TRULY obsession-worthy!!

Like many of you, I am constantly on the hunt for fun, unique and colorful workout leggings that are equally stretchy, breathable and comfortable. If you are like me in trying to find all these things in a pair of leggings, you know that it is no easy feat!!

The moment my K. Alley Lifestyle package arrived in the mail and I felt the material of my new leggings, I knew they were different and amazing! The fabric feels like butter…super soft, stretchy and lightweight. These are literally the most comfortable leggings I have EVER put on my body!

As far as patterns go, there are so many fun choices, it’s difficult to decide on a favorite! All of the designs incorporate original artwork from Charlotte, NC based K. Alley founder, Karen Alley. {Which makes me want some of her gorgeous art hanging in my home!} I loved reading about the company and creator here.

I selected a cropped “capri” pair in the Totem Pole pattern {see pics above} and a full-length version in the Angel Wing pattern. They are both equally comfortable, but I prefer the capri version for these hot Summer days!

A few others things I love about these K. Alley Lifestyle leggings ::

  • They are surprisingly flattering, even with a bold pattern {which isn’t always the case}!

  • They are high-waisted, which all you mamas will especially appreciate! {See photos above and below for proof!}

  • They are workout-approved. After shooting these pics, I put my new K. Alley Lifestyle leggings to the test with a 50-minute intense leg-day/cardio workout at my local gym. They felt amazing and stayed in place the entire workout.

{As far as sizing goes, I would definitely say these leggings run TTS. I am wearing a size small.}

Shop the entire K. Alley Lifestyle collection, including sports bras, tanks and yoga mats, here, and enjoy 15% off when you sign up for their email list!

If you purchase K. Alley leggings {which I strongly think you should!}, please snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @laurenlefevre {on stories or a post}. I would love to see what patterns you all select, and share with everyone!

Have a fabulous Monday!

Stylishly yours,

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