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NSale: Christina’s Back-to-School Finds

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If you've been reading Mom Style Lab for the last few years, you'll know that every year my mom and I hit the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for back-to-school shopping time! We have fun going to the store and trying on all the new clothes for fall, then picking out my favorites for the start of school. This year I'm starting 6th grade and my school doesn't have uniforms, but we do have a dress code. Shorts and skirts have to be below fist length, and tops have to have a collar if they don't have a sleeve or a sleeve if there's no collar. I need basics like tees and jeans, and workout clothes for PE and after school ...Read more.

NSale: Our Top 10 Accessories

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"I've always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit," once said iconic designer Michael Kors. True, so true. We are self-admitted accessory addicts as our closets will attest. Accessories have the power to completely change your basics... to up level an outfit from simple to extraordinary. They are a terrific way to express your individual style, whether it's through a beautiful scarf, elegant jewelry, a statement handbag or retro hat. And, a sophisticated pair of designer sunnies that flatter your face are essential to creating a cool, chic vibe and completing your look. We love taking the ...Read more.

NSale: Splurge-Worthy Designer Finds

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One thing we love about Nordstrom is that they have something for everyone, from luxury designer goods to quality, affordable brands. The highly-anticipated (you could say infamous or even iconic) annual Anniversary Sale is no different. The NSale takes over our Instagram grid like no sale we've ever seen and always includes items from popular contemporary lines, such as Rebecca Taylor, Tory Burch, Veronica Beard, Stuart Weitzman, to name a few. Of course, not all items on sale are created equal. We've spent hours looking through the sale and found the best of the higher-end finds that we feel are worth the splurge! ...Read more.

NSale: Steals Under $100

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One thing we really love about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that it truly has something for everyone and every budget, from high-end to mid-range to affordable. And, at MSL, we absolutely love pairing our Chanel and Gucci with our Topshop and H&M ... we strive to be the queens of high-low mixing! We believe in investing in classic pieces you'll wear on repeat, designer handbags, and special statement items you'll have forever. BUT, when it comes to trendy looks and basic tees, we say go for the deal! For this year's Anniversary Sale, we went on the hunt for the best pieces under $100 and here are the ...Read more.

Sneak Peek! NSale Finds + Insider Tips

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Rich colors, tailored menswear, feminine silhouettes, glamorous accessories, and luxe fabrics -- from brocade and satin to tweed and velvet.... fall is hands down my favorite time of year for fashion! And, the highly-anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (aka NSale) in July is the opening event of the season, when fall fashion gets marked down, then goes back to regular price in August. A brilliant marketing concept for sure and we are all in. My daughter and I hit the first day of Early Access on July 9th for our annual mother-daughter, back-to-school shopping trip. Moms need back-to-school clothes too, amiright?! ...Read more.

Ask MSL | Summer Capsule Wardrobe for 60+

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Q: I just turned 60 and am having trouble finding cute summer styles that are age appropriate and petite, yet still fun and hip. I'd love any suggestions you have. -- Susan R. We firmly believe that age is just a number and when shopping for new wardrobe additions -- no matter what our age -- we need to factor in our style, what cuts are the most flattering on us, and what makes us feel comfortable and, well, great! Of course, realistically for most of us as we age, we prefer to be a little more covered up (i.e., slightly longer shorts, skirts and maybe sleeves too). Let's face it our skin doesn't look as smooth as it ...Read more.

Style Inspo | Lace Be Honest

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.....Does anyone else find it challenging to get dressed up in the heat of summer? Hot outside, freezing inside from the A/C. Loose and flowy kaftans are great for a beach vacay, but not so much for meetings or special events. This Gucci-inspired, lace top not only looks chic and professional, but it also works in the warm weather -- or year-round for that matter, just add a jacket. Plus, it's as pretty from the front, as it is in the back. I love, LOVE the ribbon detail! I paired it here with a flirty skirt, but I also wore it the other day with some cropped navy pants -- super cute. You could also layer this top over ...Read more.