#NSale Opens to the Public + HUGE LIFE UPDATE!

Sooooo today is the day we’ve all been waiting for… the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally live to the public! I hope you have your shopping lists ready, because things will go fast!! If something you want is sold out, keep checking because Nordstrom will be restocking most items this morning (especially the popular items like the B.P. cardigans and booties!). If you missed it, I did a full mirror try-on and review blog post HERE. There were so many good items in the sale this year, with really steep discounts! Today I’m rounding up some more of my sale outfits from the past week. Scroll down to find the giveaway winners AND for some life updates πŸ™‚  
First up, this Leith easy circle cardigan in both the pink and beige colors. This is one of the softest and most comfortable cardigans I own. I wear it in a size XS. 
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017
boyfriend denim shorts (not on sale)
This floral bell sleeve romper is also available in all sizes and is marked down to $35. I’m wearing a size XS!
Valentino sandals (not on sale) // YSL lipstick in “beige tribute” (not on sale)
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also has TONS of cute workout gear this year! I snagged this cropped sweatshirt and a new pair of Zella high-waisted leggings. I love these for both my pure barre workouts and for running errands around town. 
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale workout wear
This side slit tee is (in my opinion) one of the best items in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They’re marked down to $15.90 and SUCH high quality (much thicker than last year’s version). It comes in several colors. I’m wearing a size XS.

Lush raw edge side slit tee, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

white pants (not on sale) // monogram necklace (not on sale)
These Kate Spade tassel sneakers – I just die every time I see them! They’re the perfect casual sneaker that you can wear to lunch with your girlfriends, to class or even on a casual date night. I sized down half a size for a perfect fit. 
Kate Spade Lenna Tassel sneakers
This Topshop lattice back sweater is another favorite purchase – if you want to see the front, I reviewed it in this blog post. It is made of a really soft material and feels so comfortable on! (Side note – you don’t have to wear it off-the-shoulder like I’m doing here.) I’m wearing the size US 2. 

Topshop lattice back sweater

boyfriend denim shorts (not on sale)
Tory Burch has some AMAZING items in the sale this year – including this handbag and these sandals  which remind me of the Miller sandals and are just as cute. My handbag is in the color “light oak” and my sandals are in the color “makeup.” Both look like a very soft pink in person.
Tory Burch, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Not everything from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is geared towards fall – you can start wearing this satin cold shoulder top right now, and it’s marked down to less than $30. I’m wearing a size XS.
This polka dot blouse stole my heart right away – especially for only $31.90! It’s a great top for work, I can envision it with black pants or a pencil skirt. Wearing size XS.
boyfriend denim shorts (not on sale) // monogram necklace (not on sale)
These B.P. lightweight rib stitch cardigans are guaranteed to sell out – again. Every single color sold out during the Early Access Sale! I bought it in this grey color, as well as beige, green and burgundy. It’s incredibly comfortable and can be worn so many different ways, with so many different outfits. It does run a little bit big – I sized down to an XXS in this. 
BP lightweight rib stitch cardigan, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
white shorts (not on sale)
This comfy blanket is usually super expensive (it is REALLY thick and high quality), but is marked down $60 during the sale. It’s a good time to snag one for the upcoming fall and winter months!
I’m wearing a size 2 in this ruffle sleeve cardigan. It also comes in black! 
Topshop layered ruffle sleeve cardigan, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
white pants (not on sale) // white tank (not on sale) // monogram necklace (not on sale)
These Rebecca Minkoff crossbody handbags are the perfect fall handbags and are also included in the sale! They’re the perfect size to fit my iPhone 7 Plus, my car keys and a few makeup items. 
Rebecca Minkoff Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Fingers crossed that these Moonlight pajamas are re-stocked! I love the pink color and they are soooooo soft! Wearing an XS.
Moonlight pajamas // bedding from Homegoods, pillows from Target
These Marc Jacobs sunglasses are the perfect tortoise sunglasses, and are marked down almost $60.
Another favorite cardigan of mine: this B.P. rib knit cardigan. I love the texture of it, and the fabric is really soft in person. It looks cute paired with a fall scarf! Wearing an XS. 
BP rib knit cardigan, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 
B.P. lace camisole // B.P. rib knit cardigan // Steve Madden sandals
Levi’s jeans (not on sale)
Me and my momma! (She did an entire blog post on her picks from the Nordstrom Sale, if you missed it!) Her ruffle sleeve T-Shirt dress will probably be re-stocked in several colors. This one will be quick to sell out again!
Okay, now for some life updates! I realized the other day that I have done a terrible job of keeping you guys updated with the wedding stuff! Chris and I did book our venue, and the big day will be June 2, 2018 in Charleston, S.C.! Right away we knew that we wanted to have our wedding in Charleston… Chris and I have been going on vacations there ever since we started dating back in 2012. It holds a very special place in our hearts, plus it’s just so darn BEAUTIFUL that we couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. The venue that we picked out is everything this southern gal has ever dreamed of – a cute little Charleston house with a wraparound porch. I can’t wait to show you! πŸ™‚ 
As far as planning goes, we’ve booked the florist and the band, and are in the process of booking the caterer. Yesterday, I put together some little gift boxes for my bridesmaids (to ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?”) and I think they turned out really well! I plan on sharing those with you next week, once all the girls have received their boxes in the mail. As far as the wedding dress goes, I haven’t made any progress on that yet. To be honest, I don’t even know what style of dress I want…. yikes! If you guys have any advice for trying on dresses, I would love it!
On another note, something ELSE really exciting has happened recently that I’ve been bursting to tell you guys… Chris and I bought a house!!!!
ruffle hem maxi skirt  // Showpo white top (sold out)
That’s me in front of our new front door, lol! πŸ™‚
I don’t even know where to begin to tell you guys the story behind this! It’s SO funny how God works, because growing up, I never in a million years thought that I would end up in Winston Salem, N.C. To be honest, when I initially decided to move here a little more than a year ago, I bawled my eyes out. I knew that it was the right decision for me and Chris, and while I was so excited to finally live in the same city as him, I truly loved Charlotte. I loved my friends, my apartment, the shopping, restaurants, nightlife, etc. I just KNEW I was going to hate Winston. I knew it! But I was wrong. I had a terrible experience moving out of my apartment in Charlotte, and when we got to Winston that day with all of our moving boxes, something sort-of clicked… I immediately felt at peace, like I was finally home. Winston is definitely a small town, but it is charming. People here are so friendly, they ask how your day is and they genuinely want to know. It’s such a small town that I take Winnie for a walk and run into five people I know, and spend an hour catching up with each one. I’ve come to love my little grocery store, my cozy apartment, the people in my apartment building, the Pure Barre instructors, the postman, the taco place down the street. Not only that, but moving here was the first time that Chris and I had lived in the same city in several years. I was worried that we would feel isolated from our family and friends, living far away from them, but instead, it’s forced us to be adventurous and make new memories in OUR new city. We began to realize how this sleepy little town is actually full of life… and we began to consider it our home. After we got engaged, we knew my lease was going to be up soon and it was time to look for a true home – a house – where we could put down our roots. After a LOT of searching, we found a house that we both loved. I’ll be moving in in about a month (get ready for some interior decorating posts!) and Chris will finish out his lease at his apartment and move in once we’re married. After living in small apartments for the past ten years, we can’t wait to finally have a driveway and a backyard for Winnie to run around in. We are both over the moon excited, even the smallest things like having an extra guest bedroom for our family and friends to stay in, feels like a huge blessing. 
The point of all this is to let you guys know how much we appreciate you, and how excited we are to share this next chapter of our lives with you. Many of you have been here for me since the beginning, through the good and bad times, and it brings tears to my eyes to think of how supportive you’ve been throughout the years. I’ve said this in the past, but I consider you guys to be my real-life friends and a very valuable part of my life. 
Anyway, on to the fun part. SORRY for making y’all wait so long to find out the giveaway winners, haha!!
The winners of the Nordstrom gift cards are:
$500 Gift Card Winners:
1. Kendall Twomey 
2. Kristin Purdy
$250 Gift Card Winners:
1. Brittany Bius
2. Rachel Todd
Please email me at southerncurlsandpearls@gmail.com to redeem your prize!
Once again, THANK YOU ALL for your support. I love and appreciate each and every one of you. 

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  1. I'm so happy for you guys that you found a home together, cannot wait to see your interior posts – I'm sure they will be beautiful!!

  2. So many beautiful outfits! Thanks a lot for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. Aww Caitlin!<3 Congratulations to you both! I'm SO happy for you! May God always bless you, and your new home. I can't wait to see it once you guys move in! πŸ™‚

    Limairy U.

  4. Congrats, what an exciting move! Even the porch looks adorable, can't wait to see what you do with it! And love a Charleston wedding, you can't ask for a more gorgeous backdrop!

  5. Always love your outfits πŸ™‚


  6. congrats on the new home, cannot wait to see it.


  7. I shared my wedding dress shopping experience here if you want to read it to know what you're getting into.I also shared some tips at the end! πŸ™‚


    Also, CONGRATS on your new home! I'm moving into our first house TODAY :))

    xo Amanda John

  8. Wow! Congratulations on buying a house – that’s amazing! And I’m so happy for you putting a date down for the wedding! Both of those are such amazing news! Also, I love your picks from the Nordstrom sale! Absolutely gorgeous items!

    I hope you’re having a fab FriYAY!

  9. Congrats Caitlin! So excited for this new chapter for you and Chris. Can't wait to see more of the new house πŸ™‚

  10. So happy for you!!! I love your style and went to shop the sale now that it's open to public and nothing you chose in your original post was restocked :/ total bummer!! But congrats to you!!! Very exciting!!

  11. Big congratulations on your new home! Getting our first home was so excited and I love having a garden for our dog and cats to run around in, and we love spending time sitting out there in the summer.

    I thought it would take me ages to find my perfect wedding dress, but funnily enough, the first dress I tried on was perfect! My Mum spotted it and I think she knew straight away that it would be the one. Have fun trying them on! It's such a fun experience x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  12. Aw, congrats girl!! Such an exciting time in your life. Enjoy it, let it all soak in…xo Jules

  13. Congratulations!! This is an exciting time and glad you found a place you can call home! I can' t wait to see all your decorating posts!!


  14. Love your style! Super cute yoga hoodie!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

  15. Congrats on buying your house!! That is so exciting! I also can't wait to see more wedding posts.


  16. So excited for you about your house and your wedding plans!!! I live in Charleston and I know you will have a gorgeous wedding. I'm a professional violinist and I play for a ton of weddings (almost every weekend) so feel free to contact me or look up Coastal Chamber Musicians if you need music!! ❀️

  17. So so exciting!! So happy God made everything fall into place for you both πŸ™‚


  18. Congratulations on the house! So exciting! As far as a dress goes, try a ton in and you will just know! Would you recommend the Tory burch miller sandals or the sale style as a first pair? I can't decide. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Christina! The Sale sandals are equally as comfortable and as high quality as the Tory Burch Miller sandals, so it really depends on your style preference! I personally love both! The only difference really is that my Miller sandals are patent leather, so I don't have to worry about them getting wet and can wear them to the pool or beach. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  19. Congratulations on your first home! You work so hard creating innovating content and have truly earned this. Can't wait to watch you grow into that home together!

  20. Congrats on the new house!!! That is beyond exciting – I cannot wait to see / hear more about it!

  21. Congrats to you! We have the same wedding date for next year, so exciting!

  22. My wedding anniversary is June 5! It's the most perfect time for a beautiful southern wedding πŸ™‚ congrats girl, all around!

  23. Congratulations on the new house! I moved to Winston-Salem with my husband for his residency at Wake Baptist Hospital about a month and a half ago. We are loving living here so far. If you have any recommendations for things to do or places to visit, I would love to hear! πŸ™‚

  24. Congratulations! So happy for you!

  25. Congrats on the house! My main recommendation for wedding dresses is to go in with an open mind. I went to the bridal salon with a very specific idea of what I wanted (lace, form fitting, no sparkles, and cap sleeves). After trying on several in that style and not loving them, the lady helping me asked if I'd try on anything she picked for me. I said sure and she brought back a big satin strapless ball gown with a beaded belt (the complete opposite of what I thought I wanted). I tried on the dress just for fun and was shocked that I LOVED it. That became my dress. Trust the people who work at the bridal salon; they can help identify a gown style that best flatters your size and shape. To this day, my unexpected ball gown wedding dress is still my favorite thing I've ever worn. Good luck with the search. Just enjoy the process of planning this special day πŸ™‚

  26. Congratulations, Caitlin! You deserve all the happiness that comes your way!!


  27. Omg! So many exciting things in this post! Congratulations on the house! How exciting! I can't wait to see the tour (hoping that you do one!).

  28. Congrats on the house babe! And thanks for the outfit inspo!


  29. CONGRATS! My husband and I bought our house two weeks after we were married! It is so worth it! Plus, how cool that you'll get to make those fun memories together?! Congratulations again πŸ™‚

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  30. Oh my gosh, congratulations! I'm so excited for the two of you as you begin this new life together. I can't wait to see some fun decorating posts – and a video tour before and after decorating the house would be fun to watch!

  31. Congrats on wedding progress and the new house! How exciting! πŸ™‚ As far as wedding dress shopping, don't stress over it. I got married almost two years ago, and had NO CLUE what type of dress I wanted. During my bridal appointment, it became clear as I started sorting through dresses and seeing them up close what details I liked or didn't like. But honestly, unless you can see right away that you don't like a dress, try on anything the shop attendant suggests for you. Once you try on a couple dresses, you can tell pretty quickly what type of silhouette you want, then narrow it down to your dress from there. Good luck on the dress search, and best wishes! xx

  32. So exciting on buying a new house!! You will definitely have to do a home decor post! My fiance and I are building a house and just praying that it is finished and we get to close on it before the wedding!

  33. Congrats on the new house!!!!

  34. Congratulations on the house! It sounds like you are making great progress on the wedding!

  35. What wonderful news!!! I couldn't be happier for you! You defiantly deserve it! You will have so much fun trying on dresses, and you will know once you put it on, enjoy the process and have fun, if you are relaxed it will be much easier to pick a dress! I so love following you on this journey, looking forward to more posts in the future! ~Stephanie

  36. Love your outfits so much!!


  37. Anonymous

    First, congrats on the new house, that's wonderful! And I'm looking forward to your wedding posts as you move through the process. Sometimes it can get overwhelming, just remember that this is supposed to be fun, not only on your special day but everyday leading up to it. Enjoy it!


  38. Congratulations!! I have read your blog daily for years and I love when you include life updates in your posts! I hope the move goes amazing!!
    Lauren | Pretty as a Peony

  39. Congratulations on this happy news!! So many exciting things happening for you and Chris <3

    xoxo A

  40. Love this life update! So happy for you. Wedding dress shopping idea — wear full underwear.. the wedding dress lady will be helping you get in and out of the dresses.. AKA — all up in your business .. Once you find the perfect dress — at the fitting your can decide your final undies! Silly tip but true! But again — happy for you!! Can't wait to see home pics and wedding pics!!

  41. Congratulations on your new home and your future!! I cannot wait to see how you decorate and make it your "home".

  42. Congratulations, Caitlin!! That is so wonderful for you guys! I cannot WAIT to see some home tour pictures! Gaaaahhhhh! If there's one thing I love just as much as fashion posts, it's those!

  43. How exciting, congrats on your new home and new chapter in life!

  44. I went to two shops while dress shopping. The first was a store in the Bay Area 'burbs where my sister and I basically did the picking and trying ourselves. The second though, was an appointment-only tiny boutique located in a high-end neighborhood in San Francisco where they close the whole shop for your try-on session. The specialist helping me asked me a few questions and what styles I'd been looking at. She brought me the style I mentioned and while trying that on, brought another that she thought would look great on me. Needless to say, that style she recommended was the.one. and totally different than what I had in mind. So my advice is to find a highly rated shop and be open-minded to what your stylist may suggest. Good luck!!

  45. Congratulations on your house purchase! So happy for you two! I hope this continues to be a time a celebration and planning, with minimal stress. My suggestion for the dress is to try on all the styles! Also, check out tradesy.com. I fell in love with a dress on the site and then found it in person to try on and verify sizing and everything. Then I drove home and clicked "purchase"! It was great because I could shop dresses normally found at a much higher price point but still get a great deal. Also, I later sold my dress for more than I bought it for… but of course, there's nothing wrong with keeping it too!!

  46. Congratulations on all the exciting news! I've been following this blog for years and it's great to see all the milestones you are getting to experience. I want to order a few pairs of the Zella leggings you've posted about in the Nsale but I was wondering how they run and what size you wear in them? Thanks!

  47. Omg!!! How exciting for you and Chris, Caitlin!!! I seriously can't WAIT for those home decor posts! It's been such an incredible journey watching you grow as a blogger and to see you so successful!!! I'm so happy for you both! I can't wait to follow along all things wedding and home decorating! xo

    She Sweats Diamonds

  48. Congrats on the new house! That's such exciting news, and I can't wait to here more of the wedding details!

    xo, Carey

  49. SO exciting on your news!!! My fiance and I are in the same position-bought a house, I am living there and waiting for him to finish out his lease/get married for him to move in. I am attempting to decorate (why is it SO hard!?) so I'll be looking forward to your home decor posts!
    As far as wedding dress shopping-go in with an open mind (which should be easy since you dont know what you want). You can show the stylists pictures of all the dresses you think you want that youve found on pintrest/magazines and you'll put them on and realize its not for you. Try all the different styles and take your time! I think I tried on every wedding dress that exists and I am so glad I did, bc 1. I FINALLY found the one, and 2. trying on dresses is a BLAST and now I'm sad its over

  50. Congratulations!!! I cannot wait for home posts and a home tour!

  51. CONGRATS – So excited to see you're putting roots in Winston – I grew up there and LOVE coming home and seeing how it's growing (the Porch is by far my favorite addition – have to go there every time I'm visiting!!!). Excited to see all of the home posts to come! As for dress shopping – if you're coming back to CLT, definitely see the ladies at J. Major's – they are incredible to work with and are full service bridal salon – CJ did all of my alterations and I could not have asked for a better, more personal experience. I've heard wonderful things from my friends about Hayden Olivia as well! As for finding "THE dress" itself – go in with an open mind! I went in ready to purchase my dress after weeks of deliberation and walked out with a completely different dress/style/everything! This is such an exciting (and stressful!!) time, but enjoy it!

  52. Congratulations on your new abode πŸ˜‰

  53. How exciting!!! I've followed you for years and I can't wait to see this next chapter come alive on your blog! Looking forward to more wedding and home posts πŸ™‚

  54. Nordstrom has been terrible about restocking this year! Got online at 12:01 and still nothing! Thank goodness I got most everything presale

  55. Best day ever!! Thank you so much Caitlin! I e-mailed you earlier πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on your house – you deserve it!

  56. Oh my gosh! Congrats! Now you officially 100% live in the same town as me! I only hope one day to actually run into you and tell you how much I love your blog! (I'm a Wake law student staying in Winston after graduation!)

  57. Ahhh congratulations on ALL THE THINGS, goodness what a sweet season! So I went to Clemson & am a full time wedding photographer based in Greenville, SC and Absolutely love phtoographing weddings in Charleston. If you are looking for a photographer, I specialize in timeless outdoor wedding photography that is film inspired. I have a light & airy style, and would be so down to chat! Total plug but I mean, it would be so fun πŸ™‚ jessinicholsphotography.com. When I was looking for wedding dresses I only went to one store and tried on maybe 8 dresses, I bought the first one I tried one! I really regret not going to different stores & trying on more just for fun! Enjoy the process, it flies by!

  58. Congrats on your house Caitlin! I lived in Winston Salem for four years when I attended Wake Forest University and absolutely loved it. It truly is a special little place πŸ™‚ I graduated two years ago, but can't wait to come back to visit. Best of luck to you!!

  59. Ahhhhh so exciting! I'm moving in with my boyfriend literally tomorrow! Same situation, don't really want to be in the specific city but I hop I'll end up loving it.


  60. Be sure to check out Bellissima in Winston Salem! They have a wonderful selection of beautiful gowns and Monica and Brittany are so knowledgeable and sweet!! Congrats on your engagement and your new home!! WS is a wonderful place to live!!

  61. Congrats! Settling down into house will be so nice! Can't wait to hear more details about how house decorating is going and your wedding! You will be a STUNNING bride (:

    Kalina | Wanderlust Vita Blog

  62. Beautiful as always ❀ My wedding dress shopping advice would be to try several in all the different silhouettes, and then narrow down from there. I've seen brides be surprised countless times that what they love (and what looks best on them) was NOT what they had in mind. You'll probably narrow down your favorite shape(s) quickly. Have fun!!

  63. When you try on dresses go in with an open mind. I just knew in my heart I didn't want a halter dress, and ended up with exactly that because I let my sister talk me into trying one on "just for fun."

  64. Congratulations on your new home! My guy and I (both Wake alum and love the Winston area – although my mom's fam is from Charlotte, so I do have a soft spot for that city as well) have started looking at places in D.C. now that we've (finally!) lived in the same city for a couple of years. It's exciting and stressful, but so worth it!

    I have followed your blog for a few years and always appreciated your honesty and openness. I wish you all the best with this next step and look forward to hearing more!

  65. Anonymous

    Congratulations! I have been following you for years and I love seeing all of the life updates! Loved this post πŸ’—

  66. Congratulations on ur new home!!! What an exciting new chapter of ur life! I just want to commend you and Chris on choosing to wait to live together until you're married. I know it's not too common any longer and certainly less convenient. It is an encouragement to see you two making this sacrifice. My husband and I lived literally next door to each other (I rented from his parents lol) for years. But there was something so special about saving so much, including living together, for marriage. It has been a tremendous blessing to our marriage and worth waiting every second. I believe it will be the same for the two of you as well! πŸ™‚ Can't wait to see more wedding prep pics and house decor!!! So fun! πŸ™‚

  67. Does anyone know where else you can get the kate spade sneakers?? I need them! They are all sold out πŸ™ Also, Congrats!

  68. So happy to hear that your wedding planning is going well. Congratulations on your new house!! Look forward to reading some decorating posts.

  69. Congratulations on your house!!! What exciting new developments. I can't wait to learn more about your wedding planning.

    Arum Lilea

  70. Congratulations on your new home that is so exciting!!
    Xo, Kelsey | http://www.petiteinherpearls.com

  71. That is so exciting! Congratulations!!

  72. Congrats on your home purchase! Such a great milestone. Can't wait to see home decor posts! Brenna Anastasia β™‘ http://www.chanfetti.com

  73. Love your outfits<3
    It looks super fashionable! xx

  74. Such exciting news! Congrats! <3


  75. That is AWESOME! Congratulations on EVERYTHING οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½

  76. I love all of the picks!


  77. What bra do you wear with the lattice back sweater?

  78. How big is the monogram necklace you wear? The chain and the actual monogram part? I've been wanting to order one but wasn't sure what size to get. Thanks!

  79. What size is the monogram necklace you wear? The chain length and the size of the actual monogram? I've been wanting to order one but not sure which sizes to get. Thanks!

  80. This is the best Nsale blog post I've seen yet <3
    XO Janina

  81. So exciting! I can't wait to hear more about the wedding and the house. Congrats!

  82. Congrats on your new house! I'm SO excited to see how you decorate!


  83. Congrats on the new house! I have a question on the Tory Burch bag in blush. Is that a winter bag or just for fall?