Southern Belle in Training

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July 21, 2017

NORDSTROM SALE 2017: Styling My Purchases!

      In past years, it's been hard for me to be excited about buying fall clothes in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because when living in the South it honestly didn't get that cold until late November. But now that I will be spending this fall season in Vermont, I'm expecting a very chilly fall! My fall wardrobe definitely needs some upgrades, so I was especially excited for this year's sale.

Kennebunk Beaches

NSale 2017

Maine Fashion Blogger

BP Nordstrom Sale

Nubble Lighthouse

Photography by my mom! 

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      I decided to bring my Nordstrom Sale clothing purchases home on my quick trip to Maine last weekend! The weather was sunny and beautiful while I was home, however being on the Maine Coast it does tend to get a little breezy at night- even in the height of summer! So it was the perfect weather to style this NSale outfit- I didn't feel hot or sweaty at all while wearing this! The first few pictures were taken near a beach in my hometown (the road that leads to that beach is tree and field lined and just beautiful in the golden hour!), and the last few were taken by Nubble Lighthouse in York Beach, Maine! 

      Some of you might remember that I did a little try-on haul with this outfit on my IG stories (@miss_alk) last week. At first I was unsure if I wanted to keep this Lush blouse. So many bloggers had raved about it, but when I first tried it on I was really unsure if I liked the fit and style on myself. But- I decided to sleep on it and think it over, and in the end I decided to keep it!! I think it is a good staple piece that will match a lot in my closet. I always get so much use out of my white tops- so another is always a good investment! 

     I am just in love with these AG Jeans from the Nordstrom Sale! I've tried on AG Jeans before and fell in love with them, but I could never pull the trigger to splurge on a pair of $200+ denim when I lived in a warm climate and also was on a college budget. However- the sale price on these and the fact that I'll be living in jeans this fall and winter in Vermont convinced me to make the splurge, and I'm so glad I did! They're also my first pair of raw hem jeans, and I like them more than I thought I did. 

     So TODAY is the DAY that the Nordstrom Sale is open to everyone!!! This means that you no longer need a Nordstrom credit or debit card to shop the sale. It also means though that items will really start selling out fast, so now is the time to buy if you see something that you like! Some favorites are linked below:

     Happy Shopping!

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on air!)



  1. I love those shoes you got!!! I actually caved and ordered about 20 things the past two days. My plan is to choose 5 things I love & return the rest (haha). Seems like you got some great things. & your mom takes great photos! Kudos to her xx

  2. You look great girl! I have always wanted shoes like that! As I said in your previous post, I wish we had Nordstrom here in Austria! Sending love to you!

  3. This outfit is so cute & perfect for fall! I love those earrings girl

    - xo, Azanique |

  4. Love that hat and those jeans! Such great staples!
    xo Jessica

  5. This outfit gets me so excited for fall! So cute!

  6. LOVE how you've styled everything. Fall fashion is my favorite.

    @trendyinindy ||

  7. This is such a perfect Fall look!! Makes me ready for cooler weather and not the 105 in Austin!

  8. This post makes me anxious for fall!

  9. The Nordstrom sale is the best!! Love your picks!

  10. This entire outfit is SO fab! I love those booties! And, I love that your Mom took these pictures!

  11. So many good things at the Nordstrom sale!

  12. AG Jeans are my very favorite! Great look!

  13. You got great stuff from the sale! You look fab!!

  14. Loving this look - that cape looks so cozy!

  15. Your cape is very cute, perfect for fall!

  16. Such a perfect look for fall! Love AG jeans!

  17. I love how you styled your NSale finds, Annaliese! I especially love your jeans- I may have to look at those when I'm in Nordstrom this week!


  18. I love your poncho it looks so soft and comfortable so cute!
    Xo, Kelsey |

  19. What a fabulous outfit!! It is very similar to my fall style!

  20. Oh my gosh what a cute look! This is making me dream of cooler weather!

  21. Those earrings are so pretty!

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  23. Love your Nordstrom purchases! You styled them perfectly, I can't wait for Fall to come!

    The Classic Brunette

  24. I seriously love this poncho!

  25. You are getting me to excited for Fall, girl! I love this cape! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  26. This cape is so cute! I hope you had a great time at home!

  27. Loved your find! That poncho is the cutest!! Xx!

  28. You look GORGEOUS! I love the way you styled these pieces!

  29. Love the hat and wrap - these will transition perfectly into fall too!!

  30. I love your poncho/sweater! I have a few of these and they are so perfect to throw over any outfit during the colder seasons. That's so cool that you will be in VT for a bit, I have always wanted to visit there in the Fall. x, kenz

  31. Love the hat – so perfect for fall. Too bad it's from a previous season... :(


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