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A Tongue In Cheek, Mom Body Guide for The Nordstrom Sale


Attention lovely readers: this post is written in a playful tone and meant to gently poke fun at one of the biggest movements in the blog world. If you aren't in the mood to play along with a lighthearted sense of humor then head back tomorrow when I'm tackling a post on Motherhood and no laughing will be required. xoxo!

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It's time for me to be honest, to finally reveal a shameful secret that I've kept hidden long enough: I'm a blogger and I too get sick of hearing about the Nordstrom Sale. 
 (hangs head in shame)

I mean, I get it, there are tons of great deals and I typically snag a pair of boots or fresh denim to get me in the mood for Fall but when it comes right down to it, I just sort of white knuckle my way through #Nsale season and wait for the storm to pass.

There, I said it. The truth is out. And, just in case you were on the fence about taking my Blogger Card by force, let me seal the deal for you and openly admit to hating Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I know, I'm an embarrassment to the establishment that is blogging. I'll just go ahead and turn in my laptop. While I'm canceling all of my social media accounts, you go on ahead and take a peek at my list of "must have" deals currently available to people with a Nordstrom credit card. If you're a lowly plebeian without access to the Sale, you could still look at my picks but they'll probably all be sold out by the time the sale opens to the public. Better luck next year.

"Lingerie"

Ah, Lingerie. I don't know about you guys but I've decided that Motherhood was really built for thin mesh, soft demi cups and satin slips. If you need a little pick me up in the bedroom, go ahead and take a peek at some of the goodies I've chosen for you - nothing says "I never want to do anything that could result in another baby" quite like a full body shaper and a bra described as "minimizing". For reals, though, Spanx rarely go on sale so if you're into squeezing your bits into a sausage casing in the hopes of zipping your jeans, then go ahead and make a move on that.



Beauty and the Beast

I love all of those sweet, innocent girls who bounce around the beauty department swatching hot pink lipsticks and strobe sticks. I used to be that girl. Now I have real problems to handle so you can find me in that brightly lit section in the back of the beauty rows that sells deep cleansing brushes and semi-permanent at-home hair removal devices. In case you need to stock up on dry shampoo (I know you do), snag an extra beauty blender so you don't have to clean your current one or purchase a little something to make your face brighter than it's current shade of "my toddler prevents us from leaving the house" pale, I've got you covered. 


"Athleti-Leisure" 

I'm pretty sure "Athleti-Leisure" is a term made up by a mom for all moms everywhere. We've always been out there bravely pushing the limits of fashion in our yoga pants and sweatshirts turned "tops" and finally our efforts have been rewarded with style category of our own. I've only linked mid to high rise leggings (including a plus pair), and tops that could in no way cling to your tummy. You're welcome.


Accessorize/Cover it Up

Let me be clear here, I only use accessories to do two things: 1. make an outfit where there isn't one and 2., to cover things up. Hats are my favorite because they do both - they make my standard jeans and tee ensemble look put together while covering my three day hair. And now you know why I wear them so often. I've also linked a blanket scarf that can cover up to a 6 month old's spit up range on your shirt, earrings that can't be tugged straight out of your earlobe, a bag that can actually hold an iPad along with your wallet and a weekend bag for the moment where you've just had enough and are plotting your escape. Also linked are flat booties that you don't need to use your hands to put on and should be able to wear while sprinting after your run-away toddler who is most likely headed straight for the most dangerous thing within a two mile radius.


The Important Stuff 

What would life be without coffee to keep us awake, wine to keep us alive, baskets to hide our secrets and candles to make our house seem clean to strangers? Empty. It would be empty. Thankfully, Nordstrom wants us to live our best lives and included a few key essentials in the #Nsale. Insert Praise Hands emoji here.


And there you have it, my Mom Body approved, real life guide to the most important sale of our lifetime. Go forth and conquer!

P.S. In other sale news, our Maxi Cosi Pria car seat is on sale - as many of you know, we are 100% committed to Maxi Cosi after we were in an accident when G was just 4 months old. The car was totaled but he didn't even suffer a scratch. I will never own another car seat brand - so I thought I'd share in case anyone is in the market! 
Stephanie [Olive and Tate]
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  1. Loved this. As a new mom and blogger I also late the Nordstrom sale. I know how to shop for myself and don't need a round up or explanation of what a sale is :)

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  2. Yes ma'am. This is the best. And let's be honest, this "sale" is still too pricey for my blood.

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  3. Haha you're the best! I haven't read one Norstrom sale post yet... mostly because I'm also a reward style member and know the exact reason why people post about it... I highly doubt most people actually bought any of it. This is blogging though haha and I get that people want to make money.

    Also pumpkin spice lattes make me shudder.

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  4. This was hysterical - your sense of humor is amazing 😊

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  5. you are hilarious! love you girl!

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  6. This is the best post I've ever read. I also hate the PSL and do not own a Nordstrom card. So glad to have some company :)

    Eileen from Sass in the Bluegrass

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  7. Forget a Nordstrom card, our dusty little town doesn't even have a Nordstrom.

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