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Follow my life heading in to year 30, as I document the details. Everything from brands I love, the joys and struggles of balancing my career(s), parenthood marriage and friendship, and everything else along the way.  Something about heading in to my thirties has me looking at things in a whole new light... with an entirely fresh mindset. Hence the name, #ThirtyMinded.

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must Buys

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must Buys

OK so it is definitely apparent to most people on Instagram (if you follow fashion bloggers, anyway) that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a big deal. And it is, because it is their only sale every year where new things go on sale, and in tons of brands you hardly see on sale until maybe a year after a new style hits the racks. 

So, I have put together all of the items I want / think are worth the money when the sale goes public on July 19th; right now it is open ONLY if you are a card holder. A lot of the styles do sell out in specific colors and sizes which is why when the 19th hits if you do want in on the sale, I would make sure you get up early and buy whatever it is you have been eyeing. Crazy I know, but you gotta do what you gotta do for a sale.

Pajamas/Lingerie

Yes on this. I have a set from Target that was the same price, and this quality is better. I also have a set from a lingerie boutique that was over $100 so this  $35 set is a steal and will last forever.

Yes on this. I have a set from Target that was the same price, and this quality is better. I also have a set from a lingerie boutique that was over $100 so this $35 set is a steal and will last forever.

OK so yeah talking about underwear can be awkward but I haven't seen the same quality with Victoria's secret over the years that I used to, and the fit is not the best. Couple that with the fact that the price is still outrageous and "for that reason, I'm out." These one size fits all (yes, weird I know)  Hanky Panky brand  are the BEST and I never see them on sale. Buy THESE. You can get 4 for $59 too. They  also come in low rise , but that isn't for me.

OK so yeah talking about underwear can be awkward but I haven't seen the same quality with Victoria's secret over the years that I used to, and the fit is not the best. Couple that with the fact that the price is still outrageous and "for that reason, I'm out." These one size fits all (yes, weird I know) Hanky Panky brand are the BEST and I never see them on sale. Buy THESE. You can get 4 for $59 too. They also come in low rise, but that isn't for me.

Outerwear

You. Will. Live. In. This.  I bought this last year and I wear it literally every day. I feel like it is almost gross because I probably don't wash it but every month. But you know, comfort.

You. Will. Live. In. This. I bought this last year and I wear it literally every day. I feel like it is almost gross because I probably don't wash it but every month. But you know, comfort.

It is rare that a basic  Patagonia shell  goes on sale in the colors and sizes you want. This is 25% off. I love mine (I have one in black) and I wear it nonstop. 

It is rare that a basic Patagonia shell goes on sale in the colors and sizes you want. This is 25% off. I love mine (I have one in black) and I wear it nonstop. 

Before you judge the  teddy bear like coat , wear it. I live in Colorado so this just looks like heaven. I also love the sleeves! And I mean... $70!?

Before you judge the teddy bear like coat, wear it. I live in Colorado so this just looks like heaven. I also love the sleeves! And I mean... $70!?

This blazer  will look good with every single color that you wear this fall. It is gorgeous and there is not much more to say about it. $55 and BEAUTIFUL. 

This blazer will look good with every single color that you wear this fall. It is gorgeous and there is not much more to say about it. $55 and BEAUTIFUL. 

A Bleater? A Swazer? Some random sweater blazer combo  that makes me want to both cry and celebrate at the same time for only $50? Wear with joggers and a tank or with black skinnies, white skinnies... the list goes on. I want this. And again, $50.

A Bleater? A Swazer? Some random sweater blazer combo that makes me want to both cry and celebrate at the same time for only $50? Wear with joggers and a tank or with black skinnies, white skinnies... the list goes on. I want this. And again, $50.

Sweaters Sweaters and more Sweaters for Fall

This in every single color . There are so many and it looks like some heavenly thing from high school combined with the sweatshirt your husband has had for 20 years and also maybe something that would be sexy with a bralette - cute with ripped jean shorts, leggings, high waisted jeans... OK are you convinced yet. Free People also lasts forever. This is a good deal.

This in every single color. There are so many and it looks like some heavenly thing from high school combined with the sweatshirt your husband has had for 20 years and also maybe something that would be sexy with a bralette - cute with ripped jean shorts, leggings, high waisted jeans... OK are you convinced yet. Free People also lasts forever. This is a good deal.

Everyone  loves a great basic  that comes in 5 colors that can be worn with anything... in 5 colors! And under $30!

Everyone loves a great basic that comes in 5 colors that can be worn with anything... in 5 colors! And under $30!

This is one of the  staple items  I actually purchased. This looks like heaven and the color is GORGEOUS. And under $40!!!

This is one of the staple items I actually purchased. This looks like heaven and the color is GORGEOUS. And under $40!!!

I love this because I am in to the whole prep school look. And it looks SO comfortable, and a little throwback. Under $60 long cardigan in a neutral, definitely a good purchase.  Teachers you need this!

I love this because I am in to the whole prep school look. And it looks SO comfortable, and a little throwback. Under $60 long cardigan in a neutral, definitely a good purchase. Teachers you need this!

This one is a little pricier, it is $90 but it is BB Dakota which is a great brand, and this is a neutral timeless piece you can wear casually like this or with a dress and it will NEVER go out of style and is so so so comfortable. 

This one is a little pricier, it is $90 but it is BB Dakota which is a great brand, and this is a neutral timeless piece you can wear casually like this or with a dress and it will NEVER go out of style and is so so so comfortable. 

This because I love EVERYTHING that is green, and the back is SO CUTE and open - which screams date night. I am ALL about a good date night ;) And it is a  long cardigan  for $50. The brand is a great one as well.

This because I love EVERYTHING that is green, and the back is SO CUTE and open - which screams date night. I am ALL about a good date night ;) And it is a long cardigan for $50. The brand is a great one as well.

For those of you who do not have a  "go to" black sweater  when you don't know what to wear, you need this because it is under $30 and again, the perfect sweater when you don't know what to wear. 

For those of you who do not have a "go to" black sweater when you don't know what to wear, you need this because it is under $30 and again, the perfect sweater when you don't know what to wear. 

The  perfect long oatmeal colored cardigan . I have one that is from Urban Outfitters circa 2006 so I will probably invest in this.

The perfect long oatmeal colored cardigan. I have one that is from Urban Outfitters circa 2006 so I will probably invest in this.

I love  this  and comes in really so many colors - will definitely sell out at this price!

I love this and comes in really so many colors - will definitely sell out at this price!

Bottoms

BUY THESE RIGHT NOW.  I have them in two colors but I have had the black ones two times over a 4 year period (yes I grew out. Bummer) and they are SO SO SO amazing. My staple for fall. Way nicer than regular leggings and suck you RIGHT in. They are never this price so literally you NEED to buy these.

BUY THESE RIGHT NOW. I have them in two colors but I have had the black ones two times over a 4 year period (yes I grew out. Bummer) and they are SO SO SO amazing. My staple for fall. Way nicer than regular leggings and suck you RIGHT in. They are never this price so literally you NEED to buy these.

These are sold out and I am REALLY ANNOYED. But they may come back in stock. I am obsessed with my white ones so let's pray they do come back in stock!

These are sold out and I am REALLY ANNOYED. But they may come back in stock. I am obsessed with my white ones so let's pray they do come back in stock!

Same thing with these, they HAVE to come back in stock. I would be shocked if they don't - a black or white silk cami tucked in with a blazer and this would be the cutest work to evening outfit ever. Date night too. I wanted these actually but was waiting for zero reason to buy them so I hope they're back in stock soon!

Same thing with these, they HAVE to come back in stock. I would be shocked if they don't - a black or white silk cami tucked in with a blazer and this would be the cutest work to evening outfit ever. Date night too. I wanted these actually but was waiting for zero reason to buy them so I hope they're back in stock soon!

SHOES

Perfect for work so you can ditch the ballet flats, if you haven't already. :)

Perfect for work so you can ditch the ballet flats, if you haven't already. :)

If you're waiting to buy Frye's now is the time! All of my pairs have come from Anniversary Sales!

If you're waiting to buy Frye's now is the time! All of my pairs have come from Anniversary Sales!

WANT. For every reason. Spray with weather proof formula and voila!  Forever gorgeous suede camel boots.  These are timeless and worth the money.

WANT. For every reason. Spray with weather proof formula and voila! Forever gorgeous suede camel boots. These are timeless and worth the money.

I have a ton more to add to this list but stuff is FLYING off the rack. So I will keep updating this post and will let you know each time I do! I have a ton of cute work tops I want to add I just wanted to get this list to you STAT! Happy Shopping!

Nikki

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