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What I wore Wednesday

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.  

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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.  

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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. img_5008.jpg

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.  img_5007.jpg

Here I am wearing it.  

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This sweater is super soft.  It is by Winter Wish and was $40. img_5006.jpg

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.  

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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.  

Cheers!

Amy 

 

18 thoughts on “My Nordstrom Loot!

  1. Girl, you got some major bang for your buck! I love that grey sweater and can’t wait to see you wear it. I have heard so many good things about CT make up but I have yet to try any myself. Everyone raves about it. I have also heard so many great things about that butter tee and your Free People top was a fabulous price, gosh that brand is so pricey!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. I love all of your picks. I need to check out those BP sweaters. I am so happy hat you won! You got some great pieces and got a lot out of your money. I also need to check out that butter tee! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun but harder than I thought it would be! Yes, check those items out. Today is their last day for their sale I think !

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  3. Happy New Year Amy! I’m so glad you won! I remember when I read that post that morning and I wondered was it you?! And I was thinking what a blessing that it would be at this time!!! You totally deserve it, enjoy every cent!!! Love all your scores!

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  4. That must have been such a blast! I’m happy for you!
    I love those chubby sticks, I buy as many of them as I can. Its lipstick I can actually apply without looking like a clown, ha ha.

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    1. It was actually hard to decide but yes it was fun! I’m glad to hear a good review of the chubby sticks. These are small ones but I like the light colors and consistency so far.

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  5. I am SO happy for you that you won this competition – it really makes me believe more that there is a balance to the world – you might feel low and out of the blue comes an unexpected boost! You sure picked some lovely things – the aubergine top and scarf are lovely – such a great colour combination. I definitely want to try Charlotte Tilbury – all of her products get such amazing reviews. What is the coverage and duration like – matte or a bit of a dewy look? J xx

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    1. Thank you! I think the coverage and duration of the CT is pretty good! I love the lightweight consistency but full coverage. Thank you!

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  6. I think you made out well!
    I love the shorter Hunter boots. The super tall ones seem like they’d get hot and uncomfortable (I wear rain boots a lot working around our property and that’s how mine always feel).

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    1. Thank you! Boots are so practical for dewy mornings and I have been surprised by how much I wear them. The shorter are probably more practical. The yellow is so fun, too. Hunter quality can’t be beat!

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  7. You definitely made good use of that gift voucher! Well done! I also want to try something from CT, maybe a lipstick though, we’ll see!

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