happy anniversary, nordys


It's the best time of the year: the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Am I too old to shop for back-to-school clothes? Does it matter that I'm not even in school anymore!? No way. #NSale early access starts today (7/14), general access starts 7/22, and prices go back up 8/8.

This year, I asked my dear friend, (and guest blogger from the Seattle travel guide post), Mackenzie, for her styling help for the fall 2016 season. She's manages the handbags department at Nordstrom and is obviously my go-to-gal for anything fashion. We were roommates for two years in San Francisco which was the LIFE because she would always graciously share her amazing wardrobe.

I asked Mack to share the 2016 fall trends, and below is what she came back with, along with the top handbag steals of #Nsale to match each trend.

PS: these handbags will definitely be sold out by Sunday. If you want to contact her directly to have her put one on hold for you at the Market Street location, feel free to do so. Here's Mackenzie's contact info.

1. REDS!

Everything from deep berries to fiery burnt oranges to pale pinks! It's the color of fall.

LOUISE ET CIE 'JAEL' LEATHER SHOULDER BAG

LOUISE ET CIE Handbag

On sale from $258 to $169

This purse is brand new

Louise et Cie is run by Vince Camuto's wife, who took over the company when he passed in 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

2. SHOULDER BAGS

The must have silhouette. Whether it's a hobo or shopper style (like the All Saints), a trendy saddle bag (like the Rebecca) or a slouchy casual style (like the E&James) everyone must save this season!

ALLSAINTS 'PARADISE NORTH/SOUTH' LEATHER TOTE

allsaints shoulder bag