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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Splurge vs. Save II

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Splurge vs Save Fall Fashion Picks
I'm continuing my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale coverage with another splurge vs. save round-up. Everything is available at Nordstrom, and cardholder Insiders can shop August 13. Looking ahead to fall, I focused on key pieces including high-waist black denim, a fall floral blouse (perfect for work, whether at home or in person), the cutest white ankle boots, and a versatile everyday utility jacket in an unexpected pink hue (also comes in olive green!)

Alessandra Ambrosio's Amiri Reverse Tie-Dye Hoodie and Havaianas Slim Flip Flops

Alessandra's tie-dye hoodie is so cute!
Alessandra Ambrosio makes super casual look chic once again in a bold reverse tie-dye hooded sweatshirt! This Amiri hoodie is a celeb favorite and retails for almost $400! You can get the look for less with this Amazon find under $25. Tie-dye is everywhere this summer, and the unique colors in the reverse pattern is a fresh take that stands out. She pairs it with a fun pair of lime green activewear shorts—and our Nike pick is the same bright shade and also comes in plus size!

Walmart Fashion | Under $30

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Walmart Fall Finds under $30! Gonna need that leopard cardigan

The sell-out risk for today's Walmart finds are high, so let's get started! First up, this leopard cardigan ($22). It features everyone's favorite print on a cozy sweater you'll live in this fall.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | What I Already Own and Love

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Review, Tried & True Favorites/Must-Buys/Staples on a Budget
I can't believe it's been five years since I took the plunge and shopped my first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. And in that time, I went from awkward outsider to becoming somewhat of an expert on the sale—okay, maybe "expert" is too strong a word, but I do have some experience at this point. So I wanted to share my tried-and-true favorites for those of you who might be new to the sale and are working with a tight budget, because I totally GET IT. No hype, just help. Here are a few of the items I already own and love from the sale, plus links to the exact (or very similar items) being offered in this year's sale.

Kate Beckinsale's Long Cardigan, Sequin Mask and Ankle Boots

Kate Beckinsale's long cardigan, sequin face mask and stiletto ankle booties look for less
Kate Beckinsale makes a grocery run look glamorous in a long, flowing cardigan and stiletto ankle booties! Her sequin face mask, oversized sunglasses and high ponytail finished with a scrunchie add to her chic and feminine ensemble.