It’s that time of year again – the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale! The annual savings event where brand-new arrivals are offered at discounted prices! I recently took a look at all the items in their Anniversary Sale and came up with a list of some must-have items. If you’d like to see the full list, you can view them here. Make sure to start saving the items you’re interested in to a wish list so you can access them easily!
Mark your calendars, because the sale is only a few days away! Cardholders will get a head start with access starting the 4th. But not to worry, the sale will be open to everyone starting the 19th!
I’ve combed through all the pages, and below are some items that I think will be worth picking up during the sale. I’ve broken them down to hair & beauty, women’s fashion, and men’s fashion. Each picture links directly to the item for easier access!
Hair & Beauty:
Hope you found this useful! I know a lot of these items, I have been eyeing for awhile, so I thought you might like them too!
I am the type of person who always wears jeans. It doesn’t matter how comfortable yoga pants, leggings, or even jeggings are, jeans are essential to my every day outfit.
This past week, Uniqlo caught me by surprise and sent me a pair of their Ultra Stretch Jeans, and they are without a doubt the most comfortable pair of jeans I own. They are super stretchy and fit almost like boyfriend jeans. Mid-rise and ankle length with a nice straight leg. I typically wear high-waisted skinny jeans, but I found myself loving the fit and style of these. They have the right amount of distressing, and look amazing with any outfit. The distressing on the cuff is probably one of my favorite things about these jeans. It adds the perfect touch and makes them look stylish.
I’m usually a US size 25, which is the size they sent me, but I’ve found that they run a little bit larger. I recommend sizing down, because even when I wear a belt, it folds a little weird/might accentuate areas you don’t want to accentuate. Quality is very nice and sturdy! I’ve washed and dried the jeans multiple times, and they’ve kept both their shape and color.
After a week of dreary weather, it has been so warm and sunny! Spring is finally here in California, and the flowers are all blooming. This past weekend, I visited Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA to experience the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. It is such a beautiful garden and it makes you feel like you’re in Japan. I actually have never been to Japan before, and I am so excited that I’ll be visiting early May. Hopefully, there will still be cherry blossoms, but I’m excited to eat good food and experience the culture!Lo
Top – Forever 21
Pants – American Eagle
Shoes – Nordstrom Rack
Look how gorgeous the flowers are!
Can you tell that I’m super excited to take pictures with cherry blossoms? Definitely going to visit the garden again!
After trying for months, I was finally able to snag some tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream! Your tickets arrive a few days before your visit, and although I was really worried about parking downtown, I noticed at the bottom of the email that they recommend to use a website called ParkWhiz. ParkWhiz is a website/app where you can put in your location and they will find parking in the area for you. Parking in any big metropolitan area is a nightmare, and San Francisco is no different. ParkWhiz was somehow able to give me a parking space in a hotel just blocks from the museum. I live about 1 hour away, so I made sure to give myself enough time just in case there was traffic on the way there. After arriving at the parking spot, we walked over to the museum.
When you first enter, you are put in a group of around 10. They inform you that this is the group you will be exploring the museum with. At first, I was confused, because I was under the impression that it was completely self guided, but it turned out that you were able to go at your own pace through the museum.
Each room has a different (but still ice cream) theme, with some offering tasty treats and others offering souvenirs. The entire museum is beautifully put together, with a vintage ice cream parlor, many art installations, and even a sprinkle pool. I can really see why this is the most popular of the interactive, walk-through art installations, because the vibe is so well curated. I’ve visited both Happy Place (LA) and Color Factory (SF), and I think in terms of content, MOIC is the most interactive. However, I think I had the most fun at Happy Place. I felt like in LA, people who attend this sort of thing are more open to taking your time and enjoying, or waiting patiently until you get the perfect shot.
One of my favorite parts was the unicorn (milk) ice cream. It was so creamy and smooth, really reminded me of my favorite place in LA. And isn’t that what ice cream’s all about? Nostalgia?
Other pictures from MOIC!
Loved this room! It is themed like a diner and it even has a vintage jukebox, filled with ice cream music puns. They were serving this cherry sorbet that was actually really good. I loved the vibe and the cute pink phone!
Enjoying some freshly spun cherry cotton candy under some clouds and cherries! This room was really fun to take pictures in. They had a big cherry sculpture that everyone likes to take pictures with, and cherries and clouds hanging all over.
This room really brought me back to elementary school. It’s a rock climbing room, in which each wall is filled with climbing rocks. You’re able to climb all over the room! Although it was just for taking pictures, I felt like I got a pretty good workout.
The sprinkle pool was super cute and fun to play in. One downside of this place is that they let about 10 people in the pool at once. It’s really not big enough to fit that many people. You’re struggling to find a way to take pictures and when you finally find enough space, you have to leave to make room for the next group. It’s shocking to me how many people are able to post pictures of themselves in here – We actually really struggled getting a shot with just me! I guess your mileage may vary.