Hi! I'm Sara and welcome to Haute and Humid. I am a wife and mom of two, residing in the great state of Texas. Haute and Humid is a fashion and lifestyle blog with a spotlight on making your everyday life effortless, attainable and fun.
Alright gals! I worked out, carb loaded and hydrated in order to tackle this years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I went through All. The. Things so I could show you the best of the best. A lot of things were selling out FAST, like this All Saints leather jacket. and this drape neck sweater My store had one left on the rack by the time I arrived at 10am.
Today I’m going to share my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites that I feel will be super popular and have a high chance of selling out.
I have labeled items *HIGH SELL OUT RISK* where I think items will sell out fast. I suggest adding these items to your cart and checking out ASAP. Remember…Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns soy you can place multiple orders in a day.
My Size Reference: I’m tall (5’9) pear/hourglass shaped, weighing about 145 and wear a 34D bra. I typically wear size 28/29 jeans,
small/medium tops & size 4/6 dresses.
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE FAVORITES- DRESSING ROOM EDITION
Let’s start with SHOES!!! Shoes this year will be a BIG Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorite. These were my personal favorites for their functionality,
ease of style and comfort level. You will see the shoes below styled multiple ways in today’s post as well as in tomorrows post.
*HIGH SELL OUT RISK* These pointed toesnake print booties will sell out MAJORLY FAST! They run TTS and are beyond comfy. I love the mix of white, brown and black. This way they can be styled with so many different outfits.
COLE HAAN SLIP ON SNEAKERS: I didn’t see these until yesterday and they are a serious dream. Basically the shoe version of the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan. They do run a tad big so I suggest going down 1/2 size.
SLIP ON SNEAKERS: Go down 1/2 size
ADIDAS SNEAKERS: I buy a pair of sneakers during every anniversary sale. These come in white and black (shown above). These were light weight, comfortable and I liked the style better than the Nikes.
*HIGH SELL OUT RISK* The Barefoot Dreams cloud cardigans are BACK! These are one of the most popular things in the sale. Being transparent, I own three of them. One circle cardigan and two waterfall cardigans. I ALWAYS pack one in my suitcase or take one on the plane when traveling. These make amazing Christmas presents for moms, mother in laws or sisters.
CARDIGAN FIT: I’m wearing XS/S
The Cole Haan slip on sneakers are made of buttery soft leather and feel like you are walking on memory foam. They are truly divine. This pair is blush with a small snake skin strip on the back. I did size down 1/2 a size.
*HIGH SELL OUT RISK* Chelsea28 is one of my favorite Nordstrom brands. This slouchy sweater with chunky rolled sleeves was flying off the rack. I almost fought someone for the last extra small. Just kidding! I semi stalked someone until they put one back. This sweater was soft and also looked adorable with skirts. If you are on the shorter side this could also work with leggings.
SWEATER FIT: This does run oversized so I suggest sizing down.
*HIGH SELL OUT RISK* These studded flats were soft and comfy. The pointed toe elongates the leg -you’ll never see me in a rounded toe/almond toe shoe. The studs add a fun street style element to a normally basic shoe.
SHOE FIT: TTS – wearing 9
BLACK JEANS: My two favorite pairs from the sale are the black Wit And Wisdom jeans and Madewell jeans. The fabric in both of these have the perfect amount of stretch, the waist keeps your muffin top at bay and they smooth in all the right places while lifting the booty.
*HIGH SELL OUT RISK* These lace and satin camissell like hot cakes. They legit fly off the shelves. For $25 these make the prettiest layering pieces under cardigans, blazers and jackets. I bought them in all three colors: cream, black & leopard. The small fit fine but I wanted them a little slouchier so I went with a medium.
CAMI FIT: TTS but size up if you want a slouchier fit
OVER THE KNEE BOOTS- I 100% bought these! They were super popular last year but I didn’t love the tie on the back. This year the boots stay up REALLY well and I love how they elongated the leg, added street style to the look and add texture to outfits.
BOOT FIT: TTS
LEATHER JACKET: I didn’t love any of the leather jackets this year. Of all of them I thought this was the best quality for the price.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner! You can preview the catalogto get an idea of what will be coming out and the trends for fall. I feel like the catalog never does the sale justice but you can get a general feel and sneak peek of what’s to come.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019
***THERE WILL BE NO RESTOCKS. I REPEAT- THERE WILL BE NO RESTOCKS! Every year someone starts the rumor that Nordstrom will restock sold out items. Trust me, THEY WILL NO RESTOCK. Nordstrom is rewarding their card holders by allowing them early sale access. Once items are gone, they are gone, unless there is a mass exodus of returns. I highly suggest adding a few items to your cart and checking out multiple times. Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns.
WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
If you are new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this is the HOTTEST sale of the year. Nordstrom has brand new merchandise for fall and winter 30-40% off! That means those $130 booties might only be $78! That’s a huge savings.
*Insider Tip: If you are anti store credit card, they let you pay with a different form (aka your own credit or debit card) and you only needed the Nordstrom card to log into the sale.
WHEN? (Dates You Need To Know)
TIPS & TRICKS! ( BIGGIE)
Check myInstagram page, stories and the blog for FREQUENT updates! I get access on July 9th so I will be one of the first with dressing room try on’s of all the hottest items live on the blog and social media at 2am on July 12th. I have covered this sale for a few years and I know exactly what will sell out first!
Nordstrom Card– Here’s where it gets good people! You MUST have a card to shop the sale on July 12th. I cannot stress this factor enough. Sign up for a card here
Checking Out– Last year I made the mistake of leaving items in my bag for too long and not checking out. I love the Barefoot Dreams blanket and missed out on last year. Check out frequently. This might mean placing 2-3 orders a day.
Restocks– Nordstrom values it’s cardmembers and gives preferential treatment to them. They will NOT HAVE RESTOCKS for the public sale on July 19th. When an item is gone, it will most likely NOT BE RESTOCKED!
Free Shipping & Free Returns- Besides quality products Nordstrom is known for their customer service!
I hope ya’ll are getting excited! Here is a little sneak peek of some things I have my eye on!
Easiest Way To Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019
My Blog- all pictures will be posted and linked
The LikeToKnow.it App- all pictures will be posted to the app
Instagram Stories-swipe up to see try on’s of many items
With temps rising and vacations are being planned, cute summer dresses are a must have! I’m partnering with Walmart today to show you all the summer wardrobe necessities from their We Dress America campaign. If you haven’t popped onto the Walmart site lately to shop for your summer dresses, you’re missing out! Walmart has an amazing assortment of cute summer dresses that are both affordable and the perfect summer staple.
When it comes to trends, I typically stick to budget friendly items. Dragging two kids around the store is also not fun, so I have been taking full advantage of Walmart’s free 2-day shipping (available on most order over $35) or their same day curbside pickup. Plus Walmart also offers free returns, which earns them a gold medal in my book! With that being said, here are my three of my favorite cute summer dresses.
Three Cute Summer Dresses Anyone can Afford
This summer bold and bright colors are all the rage. Who doesn’t love a bright dress for a tropical beach vacation?!? This off the shoulder pink dress has eyelet detailing and a ruched waistline. I paired it with this woven tote which could double as a beach/pool bag.
Neutral wedges are a closet staple too. These espadrille wedgeswere so comfortable and had the cutest stitching detail along the edge. I did go down 1/2 a size in these for the perfect fit.
FLORAL PRINT RUFFLE MAXI DRESS
A good summer maxi dress makes me feel like I have my life together! They look refined paired with some slides or statement earrings.
A fresh white dress is another summer staple. A crisp white dress will take you from day to night by swapping your slides for a pair of wedges and changing your tote for a clutch.
Do you have a cute summer dress that you love wearing? If so, share in a comment below!
Who else is tired of making or eating the same old food at showers or parties? Today I’m sharing seven REALLY GOOD baby shower food ideas. Of course these can be used at a wedding shower or even a girls night.
A few weeks ago my friend had a baby shower and the food was AMAZING! It was not only delicious but different. Not your run of the mill mini sandwiches and fruit salad. Everything was fresh and light. I won’t be embarrassed to admit that I went back for seconds on the hummus.
All of us at the table could not stop talking about how original & fresh the menu was. My neighbor Sarah had made all of it and shared her go to recipes. These of course would work for any party or gathering.
Some of the menu items may seem to have really odd pairings but Girl Scouts honor they were delish.
I am not a picky eater but I was hesitant to try this dip. The mint leaves were throwing me off. Don’t let the mint derail you! I could eat this all day every day with a giant spoon! Perfect easy and fresh dip. It was served with naan but would be equally as good with cucumber slices or pita chips.
Have any of you tried this dessert before? Again, so different but light and fresh. The perfect small dessert or sweet side for spring and summer. These would be really good paired with wine…just saying!
For those of you unfamiliar with La Madeleine, it is a french style restaurant that serves soups, salads and sandwiches. They make this pasta salad that is to die for. The recipe says to use cesar dressing. La Madeleine makes their own cesar dressing but any from the grocery store will do.
If you are looking for the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide, you’ve come to the right place! I polled all the dad’s on our street for their favorite items and the things they use the most. Then I divided the gift ideas into categories to make Father’s Day shopping extra easy on you. Making sure to you a solid list of gifts that will be wanted and not tossed to the back of the garage shelf.
The first category in my gift guide is for the sporty or outdoorsy dad who likes anything from golf to fishing to tailgating. Next, is the gadget dad who leans towards the newest electronics or tools for fixing things. Last is the everyday dad. Maybe this dad needs to spruce up his wardrobe or needs some new summer staples in his closet.
Last year Justin had these grilling/cooking spices on his own Father’s Day wish list, so I made sure to get him some. He ended up loving them so much that he
bought another set to take to the ranch so he
didn’t have to travel with his!
Ultimate Father’s Day Gift GuideSports/Outdoors Dad
Alright friends, gurd your loins- one of the biggest sale weekends of the year is HERE! Grab your coffee or cocktail, flex those fingers and get ready to shop til you drop from the comfort of your home or office.
With everyone having sales it can get a little overwhelming. Don’t stress! I’ve got you covered. I rounded up all the best Memorial Day weekend sales and the best items from each retailer.
Bookmark this page and check back frequently for added sale updates!
NBR are an exclusive hair extension method where rows are placed in the hair by creating a “track” with a special bead and string technique. Then the wefts of hair are sewn onto the track.
Do they damage your hair?
This was my biggest fear as well. Natural beaded row hair extensions leave little to no damage. This was the main reason I chose this type of extension. There is no glue or heat applied. There are minimal contact points which leave less room for damage.
How long does it take to get them?
Your first appointment can take between 5-6 hours. They will need to color your hair, color the extensions to match, install the extensions and cut to blend them with your natural hair. Then they will style your hair! My initial appointment took 4 hours.
How much do they cost?
NBR extensions like most are an investment. They can range in price depending on what look you want. If you want to add volume, it is cheaper because you won’t need as much hair. When you start adding length the cost will rise, because you will need to add more hair to prevent them from looking scraggly. If you take really good care of your hair it can last up to 6 months. This means infrequent washing, not heat styling daily and adding a conditioning serum to the ends. The initial install can cost anywhere from $1.5-$2K.
How much is maintenance and how often do you need to go?
You need to go in every 6-8 weeks to have the wefts moved up. It does not take as long as the initial install, depending on if you need color. It can cost anywhere from $500-$800 each time you have them moved up which covers tightening, color, and style.
How often can you wash your hair? Does it hurt to sleep in?
It does not hurt to sleep in. The first day or two they will be tight and a little uncomfortable. At night I put my hair in a loose braid so it doesn’t get tangled.
You can wash it as often as you like, or as needed. I have found that since with NBR I can go longer in-between washes, like every 4-5 days. It does take longer to dry and style but your style holds and lasts much longer. Here are some tips on making your style last between washes. Don’t touch your hair! The more your hands are in your hair the more oil and dirt you transfer making it look greasy. Dry shampoo on the roots to help you get a couple more days, and oil for the ends to help them stay hydrated and looking healthy.
Natural Beaded Row Hair Extension Must Haves
What’s great about NBR is that I can style my hair any way I like. The curls hold much better, I can braid it, pull it up in a ponytail, up dos, or put it half up. With NBR your curls and your style can last all day. In the morning I typically touch up a few curls and I’m done!
Do you like these better than the halo extensions?
They are different, but I really love the versatility that I get with NBR. The Halo you can take off and on. Because it is not permanent you cannot put your hair in a ponytail or flip your head upside down. A HALO is great if you just need volume or some length for special occasions or events. NBR is attached to your head and virtually unnoticeable.
Where did you get them done?
I went to Amanda at Amanda K Styling. With 16+ years of experience and specializes in NBR, is a trainer and is one of the top leading NBR stylist in the country. Her salon is beautiful and her staff is amazing. The time and effort that she puts into making your hair look fabulous is worth every penny. Her salon is located at
I’m so excited to partner with Vici this month! If you are not familiar with them, they are an online boutique based out of California. They have the cutest items at great prices. If you are looking for something different or want to branch out from the big box stores, Vici is your place. Items sell out quickly so be sure to order fast.
Don’t forget to use code SARA20 for 20% off your Vici clothing order!!!
Before You Order:
Sizing- I am wearing a Medium in all tops & dresses. In shorts I order a Large.
Items sell out quickly! This is a popular boutique! If your items sells out, sign up for a restock notice.
Don’t forget to use your 20% off coupon code SARA20
GIRLS!!!! Today’s Amazon Haul is GOOD! Like EXTRA good.
It is by far one of my favorite posts to date. It’s time to carb load and get ready because you are going to want to add everything to your cart. Luckily everything is super affordable. You can get a lot of bang for your buck on this one.
Do ya’ll remember the BLACK TEE DRESS from THIS POST? It was a huge seller and I found one almost identical but in CAMO. This camo dress is soft and perfect for throwing on daily or over a swimsuit. I did size up to a medium.
I had low hopes for this WHITE ONE PIECE swimsuit but it came through and totally delivered!!! It was perfect for my long torso and the white wasn’t see through. I liked that the one shoulder offered more support for the suit. Let’s talk about this RAINBOW KIMONO! EEEEK! Isn’t it the best thing since sliced bread! It is also adorable with a cami and denim shorts.
If your fridge is always a hot mess these will help streamline your life! It sounds silly but these things have made me so happy! Every time I open my fridge it looks decent and I’m not scared of what might fall out onto my foot!
This crossbody bag is a splurge but Mother’s Day is coming up! When I don’t want to carry a tote, I can throw my wallet, lipstick and sunglasses in this bag. The crossbody strap is adjustable and the nude goes with everything. I would rank this bag in my top five next most used bags next to my Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM.
This $25 maxi was 200 times better in person than the picture online. The colors are very washed out online but the dress is more vibrant in person. It has functional buttons down the front with a fun tassel tie at the waist. This dress is perfect for vacation or even dinner out. This NECKLACE or these EARRINGS would be so cute with it.
If I could add a sixth to my spring favorites list it would be one of these two white tees. This WHITE TEE is not see through and perfect with denim shorts and jeans. I like the longer length in the back and it is NOT SEE THROUGH. I bought a medium for a more slouchy fit.
This WHITE TEE is your more traditional white v-neck. The cotton is thicker and it has a really nice weight to it. I did size up to a medium.