Thursday, July 21, 2016

My Mom's Picks from the #NSale

Today's blog post is pretty exciting... I'd like to introduce you to our guest poster today, my mom! (Otherwise known as CarCar.) She is one of the most stylish moms I know! A couple of readers requested this post, and we thought it might be helpful to see her reviews from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which opens to the public TOMORROW!), and not just mine. 

Without further ado...

Hello everyone! Let me begin by introducing myself in case you don't know how I am. I'm Caitlin's mom and usually am on the other side of the lens as photographer. I have been on the blog a few times but it's been a while and if you haven't been following Southern Curls & Pearls for very long, you might not have seen me. I'm excited to be here today! I found some really cute pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it has me ready for the cooler weather that will be here in a few months. Fall was never my favorite season before, but finding cute clothes goes a long way to making it more enjoyable, haha!

A mom shares her picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Sole Society Ravin tote - on sale right now in the #NSale
Vince Camuto "Feina" booties in "khaki suede" // Sole Society "Ravin" tote in "tan shore"

Item: Lush V-neck crepe blouse in "cordovan"
Review: I'm wearing a size small in this Lush blouse and really love the color! I saw these blouses in the store last year and Caitlin had a few as well but I never tried one on. I'm really glad I did this year because the cut and color are flattering and I can dress it up with slacks or a skirt. It's a really great basic blouse for your wardrobe, regardless of what age you are.
Price: $27.90, marked down from $42

Item: Paige skinny jeans
Review: The jeans are what I'm really excited about. Good fitting jeans are hard to find and these are my new favorite! The sales associate recommended these Paige jeans as being good for all body types (she actually had on a pair and said they were her favorite too). You may recognize them from Caitlin's review post because we both got the same pair! They are the most comfortable jeans I have and the dark wash is very slimming. The only negative I've found is these is the color may transfer and stain a tan handbag (or light colored booties, which happened to me). Maybe after the first few washes it wouldn't happen again!
Price: $99.90, marked down from $189

Caslon stripe pocket top
A mom's picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #NSale

Item: Caslon stripe pocket top in "heather grey"
Review: This sweater by Caslon is really light and I'll wear it now and in the fall (it looks cute with white shorts for now!). I love stripes and the color is a really soft neutral grey. The fit runs a bit large so I sized down to an extra small.
Price: $28.90, marked down from $39

Green sweater + blanket scarf + dark wash jeans + booties
How to wear a blanket scarf in the fall

Review: I was really happy to find this green sweater by Trouvé. It's a good weight, not too thick and not too thin, and very soft. It's a little shorter in the front with side slits in the hem that keep it from being boring. I love it alone or paired with this cute scarf for when I want to change it up. It fits true-to-size, so I got the small. 
Price: $45.90, marked down from $69

Item: Shiraleah "anya" blanket scarf - (may come back in stock tomorrow)
Review: This blanket scarf is so so cute in person, and you can't beat $24. Instead of being shaped like a huge square, this one is more rectangular and easier to wear.
Price: $24.90, marked down from $38

Sam Edelman "Rudie" studded fringe bootie // Sole Society "Ravin" tote in "tan shore"

Review: This sweater by Treasure and Bond is one of my favorites. It has a nice oversized fit. I found it to run a little large so I purchased the XS, and it does come a bit low so I felt more comfortable with a tank on underneath. It requires hand washing since it's 5% cashmere, so that could be a con - but the pro is that it's EXTRA soft and not itchy at all. I also tried this on with white jeans and thought it was super cute. It also matches perfectly with the booties and bag I purchased from the sale. 
Price: $49.90, marked down from $79

BP plaid tunic shirt in "navy evening" // Paige skinny jeans
Sam Edelman "Rudie" studded fringe bootie // similar Tory Burch handbag

Review: I loved the length and roomy fit of this BP plaid top (I purchased the XS). It come in six different plaid patterns online. I think it would look great paired with the wine colored cardigan (below) and leggings with over-the-knee-boots.
Price: $28.90, marked down from $44

B.P. open front cardigan // Lush V-neck tee in "white" // Paige skinny jeans
UGG boots in "chestnut suede" // Tory Burch crossbody handbag in "bark"

Review: True to size, wearing size small. This is a great basic tee to wear alone or layered underneath cardigans and sweaters. The white is not see-through (I have it on alone in the pictures above!). I love it for it's versatility, I even wore it tucked into a summer skirt to visit Caitlin the other day.
Price: $15.90, marked down from $24

Review: True to size, wearing XS. I really love the burgundy color of this cardigan, I can see myself wearing it all fall and winter long. The length makes it really comfortable and cozy (hits right above the knee). It would look really cute over a plaid top!
Price: $31.90, marked down from $48

Now on to shoes and handbags... 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Sam Edelman "Rudie" studded fringe bootie

Item: Sam Edelman "Rudie" studded fringe bootie
Review: I prefer booties with a lower heel, so these are perfect for me (these have a two-inch heel). They are a gorgeous grey color with fringe on the side. The fit is true-to-size. They match perfectly with the Sole Society "Ravin" tote that I also purchased from the sale!
Price: $99.90, marked down from $169.95


Vince Camuto Feina booties in khaki suede (from the #NSALE)

Item: Vince Camuto "Feina" booties in "khaki suede"
Review: These booties I purchased are the same ones that Caitlin also purchased and has been wearing. I'm glad she didn't mind me getting the exact same ones because I fell in love with hers (twinning!!). I went with my normal size in the booties. They go with every single outfit and are the perfect neutral color!
Price: $99.90, marked down from $159.95

UGG boots in chestnut suede from the #NSALE
Review: I borrowed Caitlin's UGG boots for one of the outfits in this post, and now I want them! My feet are always cold in the fall//winter and these boots have shearling underneath the toes that not only keep your feet warm, but also make the boots very comfortable. I want boots to look cute, but my number one concern is comfort!
Price: $149.90, marked down from $224.95

Sole Society  "Ravin" tote in tan shore from the #NSale

Item: Sole Society "Ravin" tote in "tan shore"
Review: This Sole Society bag is SUCH a great deal! The price after the Anniversary Sale is $59.95, but it's on sale for less than $40 right now. It's a large bag and perfect for day-to-day errands and  throwing ALL my stuff in for running around town. I will probably travel with it, too. The color is a neutral and was a good match for both pairs of booties I bought - I'm not sure why the color is called "tan shore" because it is really more of a light grey color.
Price: $39.90, marked down from $59.95

Thank you to Caitlin for letting me switch places with her today!! It was fun to play dress up for the camera, even if I'm more comfortable behind the lens ;) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public tomorrow, so be sure to check here tomorrow for another fun post.

Thank you guys for all your loyal support to Southern Curls & Pearls! Y'all are the best!

xoxo,
Carla

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77 comments:

  1. Your mom is the cutest! She really has great style and found some awesome stuff from the NSale!

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  2. Your mom is so cute! I love all her picks!

    Her Heartland Soul
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  3. Ahhh!! Your mom is the cutest!! Way to work that camera!!

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  4. How cute! I hope I'll look that good at the same age. Caitlynn, you look like your mum.

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  5. Your mom is adorable and so stylish!! Great picks and I love this post:)
    xo Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  6. Your mother is adorable. Can we talk about those bookcases, though?! Where are they from? I love them!

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  7. So fun! I love your picks, mom!

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  8. Hello Caitlin's Momma, Carla!!! This was such a fun post! I enjoyed reading it and seeing all your pictures so much because I love shopping with my Momma, as well, and sharing clothes!!! (I can't wait to show her!) She's my best friend... so I am loving this, your style, and those jeans, too!!!

    Thank you for sharing!!! Now, I hope those Sam Edelman fringe booties come in my size!!! :)

    God's Blessings, Net

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  9. Your mom has an amazing taste in fashion and I can def. see some similarities with your style! :)

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  10. You have one fashionable mom! She picked some great pieces!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  11. Such a cute mom! I hope to see your mom on the blog more. You two look more like sisters though. You are beautiful Carla!

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  12. I love all of your Mom's picks especially that tote! It's gorgeous!Jess at Just Jess

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  13. Love your mom's style!

    My NSale order (well the first one) came in yesterday. I tried the Lush Crepe blouse and loved everything about it except that it doesn't really work for busy women, apparently, at least not in a M.

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  14. I loooved this post! Your mom is so cute and had some great picks from the sale! I have been following your blog for a while and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it! I feel like you have been really switching up the posts lately and keeping things new, fun and interesting, love it! I can tell you work hard at your blog, it really shows. Keep up the great work! XO, Christine

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! Comments like yours mean so much to me!!! This made my whole day :)

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  15. Great finds, CarCar! I picked several of the same pieces and absolutely love them! Those Feina booties are my favorite purchase. Love!

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  16. Ohhh love the sweaters, especially that striped one!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  17. I LOVE that bag and haven't seen anyone else cover it in the sale! Kuddos!
    Is your mom carrying it empty? I want to use it as a carry-on for an overseas trip, but want it to hold up with all my "stuff" (ipad, wallet, book, maybe a change of clothing)
    Thanks!

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    1. She did have a few things in the purse, but it is VERY roomy and would fit everything you listed above. I actually want to order one now because I love hers so much :)

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  18. Your mom is absolutely adorable, and she has a wonderful fashion sense. You two look just alike!

    Tori A. from Prep For A Day

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  19. Favorite post EVER! I am a faithful follower who is bit older than Caitlyn. Love seeing an older (beautiful) fashionista. Please do More posts like this!
    QUESTION- Did your mom find the jeans to be true to size for her age or did she need to size up due to junior sizing? What about the boots? Does the shearling on the bottom make them fit more snug? Did you need to size up?

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    1. She found the jeans to be true to size! She actually tried on one size up in the jeans and they fit her, but the sales associate told her to go with her normal size because they tend to stretch a little bit when you wear them. We didn't size up in the boots, they fit perfectly with normal socks. If you're planning on wearing super thick socks with them, size up a half size!

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  20. Your Mom is so awesome!! I love this post. Great job, ladies. xo

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  21. Ooo. One more question: How tall is your mom? (for size reference) Thanks!

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  22. Your mom is so cute! I would love to see more posts by her! :]

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  23. Great post! You need to feature Mom more often

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  24. What great style! I love her breakdown of everything, great post!

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  25. I love your mom's monogram necklace! Perfect size letters! Would you mind sharing where she found this piece?

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    1. I like too would like to know where to purchase the necklace. Great post!

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  26. Aw! I love that your mom jumped in front of the camera for today's post, she is absolutely adorable! Now we all know where you get the cutest style from, her of course!

    xoox, SS

    Southern And Style

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  27. I LOVED this post, Caitlin! Shopping is a great time to spend as mom/daughter. I miss that time with my mom and it's only because she's grown out of it. Enjoy every minute you can with her! She has great style just like you! xo

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  28. Oh my goodness, you mum is so adorable! You two look so similar! I'm so glad she got to make an appearance on the blog. It was such a nice surprise when I came to see what you had posted today! I've just recently started reading your blog, so I hadn't seen a post that she had done before, but I'm loving this one. You both have great style!

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  29. So amazing!!! Love love love this post!! Your moms outfits are so perfect and well suited for her! So adorable! XO

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  30. So fun to here your mom's reviews!!! I love all the fall colors she selected!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  31. Ahh I love this post! Forwarding it to my momma as we speak :)

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  32. I should have done this with my mom lol I swear she bought more!

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    SIMPLY SUTTER

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  33. Your mom is beautiful and has great taste in fashion! I love each outfit she has on. Fun to see her guest posting today!

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  34. Your mom is so stylish! Love seeing her picks!

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  35. Your mom is too cute! I just bought three new things from the sale because of her post. I hope they look as cute on me as they do your mom :)

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  36. Love it!
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  37. Love your mama's review! Everything looks great on her:P

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  38. OMG Car Car is so adorable!!! I love that you and her will be twinning in your fall outfits :) just like my mom and I!!

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  39. I love the tote :) sole society! its perfect for this season

    xo,

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  40. Love the ugg boot. So might have to get me a pair of them.

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  41. Caitlin,

    You are easily becoming my favorite blogger. You are so authentic, funny and chic. I love how you genuinely incorporate your mother. We have mothers and we this is a good time to see what mom's would like as gifts and so forth. Keep being creative as I have noticed many others have copied your trend with the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

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    1. I agree! I've just recently started following her and I like how genuine she is too! Such a sweet post!

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  42. Your mom is your twin with a bob haircut. Very cute post and all the outfits are great. Love the striped sweater but it looks really flattering on your mom but not so great on the Nordstrom
    model.

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  43. Loved seeing Mom's choices!!! Thanks!!

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  44. I love seeing what your mom picked from the sale! It's clear where you got your amazing fashion sense from!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  45. I am a relatively new follower and was thinking how it would be cool to see your mom do a post and here it is! :) Your mom is super cute! Loved the post!

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  46. Awesome post! I have the same issues with the jeans staining my white bag :(
    Caitlin, you look like your mum, both are beautiful! I couldn't help but check out your mum's IG, haha! You're a Wimbledon Baby, how sweet!!! Born in England, then?

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  47. Hi Carla! You did good! Makes me want to go shopping for fall things!

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  48. I love everything about this post! Thanks for being a style inspiration!

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  49. Both you and your mom have great style. Thanks for sharing your top picks!

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  50. Both you and your mom have great style! Thanks for sharing your picks for the anniversary sale.

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  51. Your mom is so precious!! I have loved following your blog!!!

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  52. I sent this to my mom, and she was totally in love! Awesome suggestions!

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  53. Caitlin's mum, you are trendy! Love your picks :)

    Mich x
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  54. Your Mom is adorable! She gave us all the sizing but if she doesn't mind can you share her height and weight for sizing reference? Love your blog!

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  55. Your Mom is so cute! I know she listed her sizes but can you share her height and weight (if she doesn't mind of course) for reference? Even just her height will help. Love your Blog!

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  56. I love that you included your mom!

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  57. Hon, you are adorable and remind me of my daughter. I love that you featured your mom! I'm guessing I'm about your mom's age and love to see the styling for someone my age. Please keep including her! Though I'd already done serious damage at the NSale, I went back for more because of this post. :-)

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  58. You are adorable and remind me of my daughter. I love that you included your mom! I'm guessing I'm about her age and really appreciated seeing the items styled on someone my age. I'd already done major damage at the NSale but went back for more because of this post. Please keep including her.

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  59. Hey Caitlin, I loved this post so much. I am guessing I am much closer to your mom's age than yours (I am 44, although I feel about 35, haha!) I hope you guys partner up more often because it was great to get the perspective of someone older, although I feel your style is incredibly versatile for all ages, which is why I enjoy following your blog and Instagram! :) Anyway, hoping to see more appearances by CarCar in the future! :)

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  60. Your mom picked out so many cute things! She definitely is one of the most stylish mommy's out there :) So cute!!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
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