Wednesday, January 2, 2019
So, some of my readers know that something VERY exciting happened to me a month ago…
I was the lucky winner of a $500 gift card to the retailer of my choice from the blogs Mix and Match Mama and Sheaffer Told Me To. I have been reading their blogs for 6 or so years but I never thought I would win anything, let alone such a generous gift.
I was shocked! It took me a couple of days to decide on my store and I finally picked Nordstrom because of their great sales, fast and free shipping and returns, and the high quality items available.
I wanted to use some of it for Christmas gifts and some for me. I didn’t know if I should go with a big ticket item for myself or lots of little things. Well, I can’t stop my bargain hunting ways, so I think I got a lot for my money!
I bought 3 of these BP Tunic v neck black sweaters that are super soft. One was for me and the other two were for my nieces. I have already worn and washed mine several times. Each sweater was $15 down from $39. I really like the Nordstrom exclusive BP brand and have been happy with my items.
Even though I had never used the Clinique chubette lip crayons, I bought this set for myself for $40. I like the consistency and color that comes from these. It is a nice every day lip color.
I think I have found the holy grail of foundation that I have been searching for. It is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. Nordstrom sent me a sample with my Clinique chubettes (they send you beauty samples with any beauty purchase) and the sample had me at first use! It was only $42 and a little goes a long way. It is light but full coverage. Does anyone else use any Charlotte Tilbury products? It was new to me!
I love the look of Free People but I don’t love the regualar prices. This top was really unique and on sale for $44. Andrea of Momfessionals has it, too.
Next is the Bobeau butter tee that was $42. Putting Me Together Audrey raves about these tees. I don’t know why my photo is so bad. It really is a great tee.
Here I am wearing it.
This sweater is super soft. It is by Winter Wish and was $40.
This Caslon top is also super soft and was $30.
This Caslon striped top is really unique with the stitching. It was just under $20. I have been wanting a black and white striped top.
Not pictured: two Madewell necklaces for my nieces that were about $20 each.
And, finally, new short yellow Hunter rain boots that were on sale for $75. I have had tall black ones for 6 years and had thought about adding a bright color. This was the only color on super sale so I went for it. I like the shorter length.
Now, I still have some left on my card but I didn’t want to just buy anything and I even thought about saving some for spring.
I felt like my closet was lacking just some basic tops. Also, I love grey in the winter and needed some more of that color. How do you think I did? It was funny because I felt kind of guilty spending my gift card. I was so careful and hesitant with it. I am so appreciative to Sheaffer and Shay and didn’t feel deserving of it.