Disclaimer: this weeks #truthfulthursday is one I’m a little (okay a lot) passionate about.
.....WE NEED MORE REALNESS IN THIS WORLD!! We need to stop believing the lie that perfection is a beautiful thing. We need more authenticity. More people to say, look I screwed up & it’s okay. Everything is still alright. Jesus already handled that for us on the cross✨
None of us have it all together and the more that we create this illusion that our lives are perfect, the more that we’re encouraging others to do the same. It’s exhausting! Not to mention a negative life lesson we’re teaching our younger generation. 
I don’t want to teach my daughter that the appearance of having it all together is important. I want to teach her that vulnerability is a strength, your weaknesses can be made strong, your mistakes can be used for good, and there is power and freedom in admitting that sometimes you just messed up🤷🏼‍♀️ I am loving this line in the new song “See A Victory” by @elevationworship .... “You take what the enemy meant for evil and you turn it for good” 👏🏻 Strive to do better, yes! but be okay with acknowledging that you’re human and some days we just don’t get it right. Say it out loud, share it with others, and encourage others to do the same. Your vulnerability can be a gift to those around you!
This is the power of community and healthy living. I truly believe this world of comparison and constant striving for more would come to a halt and people would have more confidence in who they are, when they’re strong & when they’re not🖤 life ain’t perfect. keep it real y’all! 
http://liketk.it/2F5iV @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #amazonfashion

Disclaimer: this weeks #truthfulthursday is...

Repeats🖤 $10 tube top, under $50 high waisted jeans (fit TTS), this headband comes in a pack of three for $15, $12 ear crawlers (earrings ;) & this black faux leather coat is GOOD & on sale (also fits TTS) All details linked in my bio🖤 http://liketk.it/2F3x5 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50

Repeats🖤 $10 tube top, under...

Find someone who lets you be you & doesn’t try to change you. Who trusts you, runs with your crazy ideas, and even pushes those ideas further. Someone who loves you when your broken and sees the greatness within you. Someone who pushes you in life but also let’s you be when you just ain’t feeling it. Someone who loves past the “feeling” of love. Someone you will fight with only to turn around and love them even more the next day. Someone you can look back and say, I’m so glad we fought for that. 
This is so cheesy but I 100% believe this is my husband. Thanks for being my person boo😘

http://liketk.it/2F1zU @liketoknow.it #liketkit

Find someone who lets you...

Comfy cozies😍✨ & @walmart from head to toe! The quality of this sweat suit is honestly amazing too! & only $40 total for both. I’m wearing a Small in both top & bottom (fits TTS). Shop it at the link in my bio⭐️✨ #ad #WalmartFashion #WeDressAmerica http://liketk.it/2EZzc @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKfit

Comfy cozies😍✨ & @walmart from...

#sundayswiththecoles 💕 Back at our weekly wall and we had a great Sunday at church & then out to eat with our family. AND a Forty Niners win! This is rare for us guys... let me celebrate ;)❤️💛❤️✨
Outfit details linked- my bodysuit comes in a few colors and is only $35, I sized up to a US 8. Jeans are on sale for under $100 (size up). Exact belt is linked too. Click the link in my bio 
http://liketk.it/2EXBz @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert

#sundayswiththecoles 💕 Back at our...

Date night?? Wedding?? New Years😜✨?? I loooooove this dress & these new white booties too! Both fit TTS. As always, you can shop all of my looks at the link in my bio or by following me on the (free) @liketoknow.it app - search/follow Ellabrooksblog🖤
http://liketk.it/2EMlf @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKshoecrush

Date night?? Wedding?? New Years😜✨??...

Home sweet home (almost) 🖤 We had the best week at @azulbeachresorts in Riviera Maya. But nothing beats picking up Ollie🐶 & sleeping in our own beds👨🏻👩🏼👧🏼👦🏼👦🏼
Ps- my bikini is on sale and I just found my favorite self tanner on sale as well. Also my sunnies are only $11! It’s all linked in my bio!
http://liketk.it/2EUEo @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert #LTKfamily #ltkkidscamp2014

Home sweet home (almost) 🖤...

My boys don’t wanna be in pictures ;) & this girl has her poses down💁🏼‍♀️ @azulbeachresorts 
If you’re new around here, I do something called #truthfulthursdays every Thursday where I spill something that’s on my heart or mind. A little real life, behind the scenes, or just some real talk to this sometimes perfectly pictured space on the internet. 
So here it is... it piggy backs exactly what I mentioned above. Real life. There’s really no way to ever truly see what’s happening in real life behind these squares. I can preach real life all day long & share my heart out but the reality is, it just ain’t possible. This goes for everyone. Which brings me to this... kindness. It goes farther than you think. I love this quote I read on Pinterest... “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each one of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, & care”  Strangely I’ve learned that while being kind benefits those around us, it also brings more joy to MY life. Have you ever noticed that?? Giving to others will always give right back to you. Everyone wins. Be kind, for everyone is facing a battle you know nothing about💕 http://liketk.it/2ESXj @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKunder50 #LTKtravel

My boys don’t wanna be...

You guys LOVED this coat and I’m happy to report that it’s back in stock (fully stocked) and 40% off! It runs big so I’d recommend sizing down💕 Wearing a size 2. Shop all outfit details at the link in my bio 
http://liketk.it/2ESgF @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert #LTKshoecrush

You guys LOVED this coat...

🌴🌴🌴 My swimsuit is on sale for under $30 and can double as a bodysuit💯 Pants are from @zara and can’t be linked unfortunately http://liketk.it/2ERco @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKswim #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50

🌴🌴🌴 My swimsuit is on...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Important Info

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the sale of all sales every year. Why?! For a limited time, brand new Fall/Winter styles (included lots of well known name brands) are marked down at majorly discounted prices. These aren’t un-wanted pieces that have been sitting on the shelves, these are brand new Fall/Winter styles on sale for a limited time only. Prices go back up following the sale. Although it can feel a little odd buying winter coats/booties/Fall finds in the midst of Summer, these are key pieces that you will find yourself wearing regularly come Fall. And because these pieces are brand new, you know you are buying what’s trending for the upcoming seasons.

 

When is the sale?


Early Access

Starts July 12, 2018

Ends July 19, 2018

 

Public Access

Starts July 20, 2018

Ends August 5, 2018

 

What is Early Access? How can I shop then? 


Early Access is a time frame where only Nordstrom cardholders can shop the Anniversary Sale. The card has no annual fees and you will receive a $40 bonus note when you make any purchase on your new card the day that you’re approved. If approved, you can sign in to access your card online and start shopping right away.

The key benefit to shopping early access is everything (including those highly popular items) will be available to shop before sizes are limited or it sells out. I say that because it is very likely the most popular pieces can/will sell out during this time period. It’s proven to be true the past couple of years. It is possible that items will be re-stocked during the sale, however, we aren’t given any insider knowledge. We know just as much as you. And that is to buy it if you want it because it might not come back 🙂

 

Shopping Tips 


My number one tip for shopping the sale: If you like it, BUY IT! As I mentioned above, once it’s gone, it might be gone for good. I would even recommend buying something in a few sizes if you aren’t sure which way to go. Nordstrom’s return policy is top notch so you shouldn’t have a problem returning anything that doesn’t fit or you change your mind on. They provide a prepaid shipping label for all returns so they really do try and make it as easy as possible.

On that note, if you plan on shopping the sale, I recommend hopping online and shopping right away! I will have HUGE sale guides posted on my blog both opening days of the sale, July 12 & 20, along with other round-ups here and there to help make your shopping a little easier and to obviously show you all what I personally love and have bought. I will also be sharing TONS on my stories throughout the sale. If there is a re-stock on a popular item, I will most likely post it to my stories (as that is the easiest and most efficient way of posting quickly) so I would try and check back as often as you can!

 

Where Can I find your Posts throughout the Sale?


I will have a tab at the top of my blog that says Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I will have all of my round-ups listed on this page for easy access. I will also be bugging you guys 😉 via Instagram & stories so you’ll know when something new has been posted!

 

 

 

I think that covers the gist of it!

I’ve heard from a lot of you on what you’re shopping for and plan to include these items in my round up’s. Feel free to DM me if you have anything specific you’re looking for. I’d love to keep you in the back of my mind while shopping/posting 🙂

Excited!!!!!!

XOXO
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1 Comment
  • Stacy
    July 10, 2018

    Yay my first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! Can you pick out some of your favorite jeans for me to look out for?

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