fancy free: new format!

My fabulous friend and blogger (and surgeon and photographer, etc etc the list goes on), Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking gave me the fab idea to blog about picking out outfits and how I shop. Ummm, why didn’t I think of this sooner?

Today’s topic? Shopping for accessories at Nordstrom Rack.
Okay, so I start by putting on shoes, going outside, and walking/driving to the store.
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Just kidding. Wow, you don’t need that much detail, right?
Okay, so when you walk in the store, you’re going to see a lot of shiny and glittery items. Walk PAST those items, reader. Just walk on past them. They have no power over you.
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Head to the red clearance sign in the accessories section, because this is where you really want to start.
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Now that I’m in the clearance section, I look around a little at the racks. Hmm. I’ve seen these Kate Spade necklaces in clearance for a while. Why aren’t they selling, Nordstrom Rack? Eh, the price isn’t great. Pass. Don’t worry, they will probably end up getting reduced again, so just wait it out, if you want/are feeling dedicated.
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We continue on through the clearance section, and here we go. You want to look for the red tags with ANOTHER red tag. That’s where you really make dreams come true.
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Now, I was in the market for something specific, so I didn’t pick up any of these items. But, you get the sense of how I generally approach the jewelry section. I thought, “I’m looking for a long rose gold necklace. I’ll start in clearance.” Having not found what I was looking for, I moved over to the House of Harlow section. I really like her line of jewelry, and the prices at the Rack are quite good. All of those earrings and necklaces in the photo are House of Harlow.
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At this point, Mariah Carey “Now that I know” is on and I start toe tapping and thinking, “huh, wow it’s been a long time since I’ve heard this song; oldie but a goodie…” Then, I tell myself not to succumb to tricky music tactics in stores…but this is totally my jam…okay, focus.
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Then, voila! I find my winner! $75 marked down to $24.97.
Now, let’s compare how much House of Harlow there is at Rack (at about 50%-75% off), and the online House of Harlow sale section. Wah wah. Very limited choices (only about 8 items) and not great prices. Why? Apparently it’s all at Nordstrom Rack.
And, of course, here’s how I styled my find:
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I’ll do a full post on this look in my next post 🙂
So, what did you think of this blogging format, readers? Hopefully it’s helpful!
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17 thoughts on “fancy free: new format!

  1. The format is very fun and creative. Love your style look of the day! This is exactly how I approach shopping, so much so that once when I was out shopping with my close friend she said, wow, you know where all the clearance sections are! We both laughed, and I assured her that she needed to know too!

  2. I always get distracted by all the shiny thing at Nordstrom Rack. I absolutely loved the style of this post I may have to use this in the near future since it’s such a cool concept for a blog post!

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