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Nordstrom Sale Guide 2021

Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Sale Guide 2021

First of all, I wanted to start with saying that I know there is a lot of “push” for this sale. Don’t feel pressure to shop the sale, just to shop. I always find great staple pieces and wonderful finds, but never buy something out of “pressure.” The Nordstrom sale really pushes their credit card to shop the sale early. If a retail credit card is not the best decision for your family… DON’T DO IT!

If you’ve followed along in the past, you know this is like Christmas to me! It always falls on my birthday week so it’s become a tradition to shop it as a birthday treat. The big sale is a little different this year, but it’s still on and strong. This page will be periodically updated as more information becomes available, so be sure to bookmark and check back for the latest news and my style guides. I’ll be breaking down favorite finds in each category, how to style them and Nordstrom Sale best practices.

Since the stores are often extremely crowded during the sale, I wanted to make it easy to shop online this year from the comfort of your home.

 

WHY THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?

The Nordstrom sale is so much different than your typical sale because it features heavily discounted brand-new, newly released items for Fall. It also features items that rarely ever go on sale. These NEW releases then go back up to full price post sale.

 

WHEN DOES THE SALE START?

Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on July 12, and the sale opens to everyone on July 28, 2021.

July 12: Early Access for cardmembers with Icon status.
July 14: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
July 16: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
July 28: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.

 

HOW DO I KNOW MY STATUS?

You can check your card status, RIGHT HERE to see how early you can shop.

 

SHOULD I SHOP THE SALE EARLY ACCESS WITH A CARD?

One thing I always like to note (typically not discussed) is that if opening a store card is not the right financial decision for you and your family, DO NOT DO SO FOR A SALE!!! We do not have store credit cards and were able to do the debit card option when that was available. (You still receive points, but it is a card that is linked directly to your debit card.) While I absolutely find the best deals and love this sale, it’s never worth jeopardizing your family’s financial well being over a pair of shoes. Make sure you only sign up for a card or shop on a card if it’s right for YOU.


2021 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE CATALOG

You can preview the entire catalog, HERE!


BEST FINDS OF THE SALE

First up, my absolute top picks of the sale. I’m a total crazy person and have searched through every single page in each and every category multiple times. There are a few things that pop up each year on the sale that I know to stock up on.

** Click on any of the below images to shop. **

THINGS I MISSED ONLINE BUT LOVED/PURCHASED IN STORE

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Agency Skincare Review- Custom Skincare Made For Your Specific Needs

custom skincare

Agency Skincare Review- Custom Skincare Made For Your Specific Needs

custom skincare

I have gotten to a place where I’m feeling confident in my skin. However, I have a few trouble areas and concerns that even after trying a heap of different products, are still bothersome to me. AGENCY is totally different than anything I’ve ever tried. I’m blown away with the process and the products.

AGENCY is personalized, research-backed skincare made for you by a licensed provider. All from your home. No in-person appointments needed. I know. Crazy, right?! I was very impressed.

HOW IT WORKS:

Step 1: Share your skincare/anti-aging goals and your specific wants and concerns with your provider. You also send over pictures of your skin so your provider can have a comprehensive understanding of your needs.

Step 2: Your custom Future Formula and/or Dark Spot Formula is created and delivered to your doorstep.

Step 3: You begin implementing the products into your skincare routine. Your skincare provider then checks in to ask how you are doing and can adjust your products over time as needed. Refills will ship directly to your doorstep every two months.

WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT:

I loved that I was able to implement products to help my specific needs into my current routine. I chatted with my provider about the products I was already using to make sure everything would work together seamlessly.

When I was pregnant with Wilder I developed a dark spot on my chin that really bothers me. I’ve tried over a dozen products over the last couple years and nothing has seemed to fade the spot. Trying products that don’t work feels like such a waste of money and is frustrating. I loved this dark spot treatment that was made just for me. After three years it is finally lightening up! My Dark Spot Formula has been so great for hyperpigmentation and dark spots on my skin.

The products had a very luxurious consistency. The texture was super creamy.

THINGS TO NOTE:

Products are vegan and cruelty-free.
They will tell you specific instructions on when/how to use your products.
Your name and all of the ingredients are on the bottle!

WHAT IS IN IT:

All products will have varying ingredients based on your needs. I added pictures of the backs of my bottles as an example.

Future Formula: Contains 4 active ingredients along with aloe and vitamin E.

My Future Formula includes:
*exact formulation will vary from person to person!

Tretinoin *prescription-strength
Gold-standard prescription retinoid derived from vitamin A
NOT a retinol (which is available over-the-counter)—tretinoin is a prescription-only ingredient!
Helps boost cell turnover and treat fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots

Tranexamic Acid
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Helps fade dark spots such as melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Niacinamide
An industry-favorite topical form of Vitamin B
Helps improve elasticity and soften fine lines

ProVitamin B
Helps lock in moisture and maintain a healthy skin barrier
Helps heal skin with its regenerative properties

Dark Spot Formula: 4 active ingredients and vitamin E.

My Dark Spot Formula includes:
*exact formulation will vary from person to person!

Azelaic acid
Helps treat multiple skin concerns at once
Helps fade dark spots, reduce redness, and improve skin texture

Kojic acid

A natural antioxidant derived from fungi
Helps fade and prevent discoloration such as sun spots and melasma

Resveratrol
An antioxidant that helps repair damage, fade dark spots, and boost collagen production

Green tea extract
Rich in antioxidants
Helps hydrate the skin, soothe inflammation, and fade dark spots


HOW CAN I TRY?

I’ve truly never found anything quite so unique on the market and I’d love for you to get to experience AGENCY as well!

They have given me a custom sign up link for you to try your first month of custom skincare. Your first month is free! You only pay $4.95 for shipping. Click HERE to get started with AGENCY.

** Thank you to AGENCY for sponsoring this post and providing the products for me to try and give my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I will never share anything I don’t truly use and LOVE! **

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30A Girls Trip With Sanders Beach Rentals

30a girl's trip

30A Girls Trip With Sanders Beach Rentals

30a girls trip

We spend so much of our time in the Panhandle of Florida area and absolutely love it. The beaches have white sand, beautiful teal water and the prettiest watercolor sunsets.

This trip I stayed with some girlfriends in the WaterColor area. It was so nice to have a house that was big enough to comfortably host a large crew and also be within walking distance to amenities. Click HERE to check out the house we stayed in with Sanders Beach Rentals. You can check out their other available properties HERE.

The home is walking distance to WaterColor Beach Club, which is where we spent a lot of our time. You can get beach rentals through the beach club as well as access to multiple pools, bars, etc. Cabanas are available for rent and you can order food directly to your pool chair. It’ a great spot for adults or kids.

If you are thinking about taking a girl’s trip… 30A is such a perfect spot. We were able to lay poolside or hang at the beach during the day and hit up a couple beach bars at night. (Bud & Ally’s and AJ’s are both fun late night spots!)

Vendors From The Trip-

Food & Drink:

Hey Mama Wines– The house was stocked with Rose and their rose cans! Love their girly packaging.

Graze30A– Beautiful charcuterie boards. We had it at our beach bonfire, but fun touch to stock your home and snack on during your trip.

** Finding reservations for large groups in the 30A area can be difficult. If you plan on doing that make your reservation as far in advance as possible. A great alternative is bringing someone into your home rental.**

Hibachi Joe– One of the highlights of the whole trip. He brings hibachi to you. His food is top notch and much better quality than your typical hibachi. We set it up out by the pool and it was just the most fun time. He’s so funny and truly made the experience extra special.

Emerald Coast Catering– They set up a fajita bar for us one night to enjoy at the house.


Experiences:

Beach Brothers Beach Service– There is something SO special about a beach bonfire. They bring everything and tear it all down. You just show up and enjoy the prettiest sunsets!

Gilbert Glassworks– We took a glass class and I really enjoyed trying something new! Would be perfect for a rainy day.

Grove30A- If you need a beauty filled day.

** Need some help knowing what to pack? I’ve got a full blog post on some beach wardrobe staple pieces that you can find HERE. **

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June’s Favorite Finds

June's favorite finds

June’s Favorite Finds

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Sharing some of my favorite recent purchases that I’ve been loving and enjoying for June. I wanted to do something special this month.. so I’ll be giving away everything on the list of June’s favorites to a lucky winner to enjoy! To enter… follow me on my Instagram HERE! When you like and comment on each of the pictures for the month of June you are automatically entered to win!

1. Tiffany Necklace Look For Less- The Tiffany chain necklace is so beautiful, but has a nearly $13k price tag… this one looks nearly identical for under $25.

2. Oversized Striped Beach Towels- Comes in a pack of 4. These are really soft and I love how oversized they are.

3. White Boar Bristle Brush- This will give you a lot of extra shine in your hair. It reminds me of some of the super pricey brushes on the market, but is under $20.

4. Lightweight Striped Pajamas- Come in tons of prints. Lightweight and so insanely soft and comfy. They have a short option as well.

5. Croc Purse- Looks so much more high end than it’s under $50 price tag. Comes in several color options. The chain adds so much texture to the bag! Fits as a crossbody and can hold a ton.

6. Kaftan Dress- Comes in several colors. Perfect throw on and go summer dress and can also be worn as a cover up. Love that you can wear it with sandals alone or dress it up with a pair of wedges and big earrings for a night out. Can’t beat the $35 price tag!

7. Necessaire Body Oil- Run don’t walk on this one. I’m a huge Necessaire fan. Their products are clean, facial grade for body and just the most incredibly luxurious feeling products on the market. This oil is not to “oily.” It absorbs into the skin and gives you an incredible glow and hydration.

8. Vitamin C Face Wipes- These smell AHH-mazing! I use these as a refresher for my face after hot yoga in addition to remove makeup. They are perfect for the summertime to have in your bag as a refresh as well.

9. Nude Lipstick- The shade color is “Kim KW” in this one. It’s a perfect nude for spring/summer and does not dry your lips out at all.

10. Pattern Plates & Bowls- These are such a pretty print for summer. We like to dine outdoors this time of year and these are perfect! Affordable as well.

11. Face Vase- I love interesting pieces like this that are neutral, but add something a little special to your home decor. Alice Lane Home is one of my favorite places to find beautiful home furnishings and they have given me a 10% off code to share with you all. Code: ASHLEYWILSON

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

father's day gift guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve got you covered on a gift to give dad that he’s sure to love. I always look forward to doing the Father’s Day Gift Guide each year and sorting through finds and bringing you the best of the best.

For The Master On The Grill-

 

For The Guy Who Likes For You To Shop For His Clothes-

 

 

A Personalized Touch-

Under $40-

 

 

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High Tea Themed Baby Shower

high tea baby shower

High Tea Themed Baby Shower

Raising children really does take a village and I feel so blessed to have some amazing women in my life to “mom life” with. My sweet friend Nicole Digiacobbe (@thedigigirls on IG) is having her third baby girl and we wanted to celebrate that in a fun way.

We decided to do a “high tea” theme and kept everything floral and girly for baby girl #3.

I was lucky to co-host this shower with some fabulous ladies you should check out! My nearest and dearest, Kristen Brust. She is over on IG at @kristen.brust and has a podcost “In Kristen We Brust” that will make you equally laugh and cry. Mallory Ervin (@malloryervin on IG) and Holly of @ourfauxfarmhouse.

For our catering we used High Tea Tennessee. They take care of everything so that the host can actually talk and enjoy the party instead of rushing around to tend to the food and drink.

We really wanted to do something a bit different and special and this was absolutely a hit! Professional wait staff will make your guests feel like royalty while serving your selections in courses.

Set-up, delivery, and collection is included in all of their parties, along with the option of serving your guests, so you don’t have to worry about lifting a finger at your event! All tea parties include vintage bone china, napkins and runners, fresh flowers, tiered serving stands and platters, and complementing decor for you to enjoy the delicacies of a fancy tea party. Traditional afternoon tea selections like bite-size tea sandwiches, warm scones, and freshly baked sweets are served alongside piping hot tea.

It’d make such a unique bridal/baby shower, birthday, holiday, etc. The owner was so generous to offer a discount to use on your first tea party. To book your tea party, use code 20OFF for 20% off your party (book by June 16th for my discount) and check them out at @highteatenn on IG.

Vendors We Used And Loved:

Event Space: Ozari Nashville– Located in the L&L building. This space is wide open so you use it for so many different types of events. It has beautiful natural light and I love that your guests can easily park on site.

Light Up Letters: Alpha Lit Nashville– These make such a BIG impact at your event. They are a showstopper and quickly become the photo spot at any event.

Florals:

Rentals: Please Be Seated– They put on some of the most dreamy events in Nashville and have everything you could ever think of for party rentals! P.S. the owner, Mary, is hysterical and shares all things “delegating parties” on her IG account, @mrssouthernsocial.

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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel- Puerto Rico

el san juan hotel

A few weeks back my friend and I took a much needed girls trip to Puerto Rico. We stayed at the El San Juan Hotel by Fairmont.

As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico is excluded from the CDC requirement to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return to the mainland United States. As a U.S. citizen you also do not need a passport to travel to the Island. It makes Puerto Rico a great tropical getaway option. Be sure and check with the latest CDC needs to enter.. we needed a negative test to enter, but not to return. They did offer tests at the airport as well.

We planned on staying at the resort a majority of the time so we wanted somewhere with some great restaurant options.

Our favorite restaurant at the hotel was Caña by Juliana Gonzalez. It’s a great way to try some authentic Puerto Rican cuisine in a modern way. We LOVED the breakfast at Caña. They had fresh squeezed juices and some of the most amazing coffee options! You can sit out on the patio so you can have an amazing view as well.

However, the restaurants fill up quickly! You need to reserve as early as you can on Open Table. There aren’t a ton of great options within walking distance to the hotel. The last night we tried walking down in the morning to book for that evening and it was full… so be sure to plan ahead!

Our favorite thing we did was enjoy a Cabana that is front of the beach and around the pool. It’s a great way to have a beach view with the luxury of cabana service. We had lunch at the beach club and drinks. It was so nice to be able to have that option and relax.

In totally honesty, our room view left much to be desired. The rooms itself are nice, but make sure you get a sea view room!

One of the days we took an Uber into Old Town San Juan. Super charming! We enjoyed coffees and strolled around to see the famous kite street and the architecture of the pastel buildings.

** I shared a blog post with a lot of my staple items to pack for the beach HERE! **

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Backyard Movie Night

backyard movie night

Backyard Movie Night

One of the things we most look forward to in the summer are backyard movie nights! The kids think they are super special and they are a fun adult hangout idea too.

I’ve rounded up what you need to make it happen! You do still need a projector in addition to the blowup screen. We have (and love) a Cinemood. It comes complete with Netflix, Disney+,YouTube and other streaming services you can login to. It also comes loaded with games and activities. The Cinemood 360 has a built in speaker. Code: Beausandashley saves you $50!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Moms have been hit hard this past year and often take the brunt of stress for the whole family. If you are looking to spoil a special mom in your life.. or are a mom and want to treat yourself (you deserve it, mama!) here is a little gift guide.

1. Anine Bing Spring Sweatshirt- What is top of my Mother’s Day wish list this year. These Anine Bing pieces are staples in my wardrobe. Loved the coloring on this one for spring/summer.

2. Snake Embossed Wallet– This brand has great quality leather goods. These come in several colors and you can personalize it with initials. How cute would it be to add “mama”?!

3. Ma Ma Earrings- These are under $50 and would make a great gift for a mom friend.

4. Dried Florals- I love that these are dried and can last after Mother’s Day as decor.

5. The Universe Has Your Back Book- Love this positive book on manifesting and focusing on the light.

6. Hand Blown Wine Glasses- These are stunning and come in several color options. Perfect for the wine lover in your life. They are so special.

7. Nail Polish Set- Loving this neutral set for spring/summer. Great for a mom friend to let them know they are doing a great job.

8. Mug & Warmer Set- Moms deserve hot coffee. So often I end up re-warming my coffee over and over because mornings are busy taking care of everyone else. These are a bit pricey, but something they can use every day.

9. Pan- These are the best pans! They are totally non stick. I also love the way that the spoon has a holder on the handle. It also comes with a steamer. It’s as good as the thousands of 5 star reviews say it is.

10. Chenille Robe- This luxe robe is the coziest there is!

11. Chill Pill Bath Bombs- These smell great and leave your skin super hydrated and soft.

Fashion

Shopbop Sale

shopbop sale

Shopbop is one of my favorite places to online shop. Tons of great designers and selections and it always ships really quickly. I typically wait to stock up until they do their sales. They are offering a spring sale now and it’s the more you buy, the more you save style. It’s a great time to stock up on a few staple pieces. I’ve gathered some of my favorites below.