Nickichicki Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks 2019

If you keep up with me over on Instagram stories, then you know I wasn't really feeling the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year as much as I have in years past. 

I made a pact to myself to start making time to go thrifting more. And in doing so I was really reminded HOW MUCH clothes there are out there - good clothes. Sometimes brand new clothes. That can be added to my wardrobe for very little money, while also have a better impact on the planet. 

Being a small business owner, I also happen to know a WEALTH of amazing independent shop owners who are making great things and doing great things. And while I think I was doing a pretty good job at supporting these friends when I can, it's definitely the focus of where I want to spend my dollars.

Some of these steps take a little more time, a little less instant one-click instant gratification. And I think that's ok. And I'm not saying I'm going to stop shopping retail/online ordering...and I think that's ok, too. I just want that part of my life to continue to decrease while the top two things increase. 

So with that said, above are the pieces I picked for try on this year. I won't be keeping all of these, just seeing what (if any) are a good fit into my wardrobe. I tried to pick pieces I felt were unique, would get a lot of wear, and would be harder to find while out thrifting. 

I hope you enjoy both the picks and this blog post! 


1. Avec Les Filles Star Double Face Trench Coat - If there's one thing I love almost as much as a heart print, it's a star print. I actually hope this coat does work for me. I purchased it one size up to make room for chunky sweaters, but I am a tiiiiiiny bit concerned about the length being too long. I know the graphic black and white would get tons of easy pattern mixing wear!

2. Halogen Bold Plaid Coat - This was the first coat that caught my eye from the NAS catalog because it's just so FUN! I love that bright colors are going to be a trend for winter AND fall! 

3. Kenneth Cole New York Double Breasted Teddy Bear Coat - I've been searching for my perfect teddy bear coat for a couple of seasons now...without much luck. This coat sold out in the regular sizes, but the plus sizes are still available.

4. Paul Green Bronx Lace-Up Platform Boot - I've never met a platform combat boot I didn't like. And this one is plaid...TO BOOT (get it?!??!)

5. 7 For All Mankind Alexa Cutoff Hem Crop Wide Leg Jeans - I've been trying to get more away from skinny jeans and into trying wider leg styles. Sometimes because of my pear shape, this style is a bit of a harder fit for me. But I could see myself wear these to death if they fit!

6. Cuddle Up Faux Fur Heart Accent Pillow - I'm guessing this is meant for a little girls room decor....or my main house decor. You decide.


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Til next time!

<3, Nicole 

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