My ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale

My ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I am now back in London. The temperature is cooler and it is currently raining. So I have spent the morning perusing the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and getting my eye in for the colours and shapes on offer for the coming autumn. Somehow this is not a task I could have performed in temperatures of nearly 38 degrees (late 90 Fahrenheit).

Leopard print continues to be popular along with mid tone blues and of course the neutrals, black, beige and grey.


Blue scarf // Blue/turquoise earrings // Multi gold/silver bracelet // Black coat // Taupe saddle bag  // Pink carry-on travel case // Leopard boots // black NYDJ trousers.

More of my ideas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale

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Cold shoulder cotton dress

I was not at all sure about the “cold shoulder” trend at the beginning of the season. A bit too gimmicky. I doubted that it would be flattering. Some of you may still think this and that’s fine. However just before I came down to the South of France I realised that I was short of a cool cotton dress. One that I could just pop on and go. I had my tried and trusted linens already down there in my wardrobe. However they were beginning to look a little tired. I searched and searched and finally found the above dress at MarksandSpencer.

Did I keep it or not …….

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Provencal life - St. Tropez news

Provencal life in the summer. From time to time I like to bring you my news/views from St.Tropez and our beautiful village Grimaud. Two of my favourite pastimes while I am here are to go for long walks in the nearby countryside and to spend time wandering round the local markets. I love to search for hidden treasures among the many jewellery stalls in the market. This visit my attention has been drawn to the many stall holders selling ethnic style bracelets. They seem to be very much “a la mode” this season.

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Life in our french village

One thing I love about our village at this time of the year are the festivities. It is so hot during the day that most of us keep to the shade and try to stay cool. However in the evening we come out to play. During the month of July every Tuesday we are entertained by the “Grimaldines” and a music concert at the “ancient chateau”. There are often acrobats, comedians and dancers. Each evening has a different theme. Last Tuesday there were dancers, musicians and acrobats to entertain us.

Villagers wander round the narrow streets or gather in the main square. We usually meet up with friends for a glass or two of wine. I like to wear one of my maxi dresses. I find them cool and comfortable.

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Nordstrom anniversary sale 2017

This post is primarily for my USA readers. Tips on how to plan/shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

The Nordstrom anniversary sale is the best sale ever. I can’t believe that they will be discounting the latest Autumn 2017 collections.

The Anniversary Sale works differently than your typical sale. Instead of the items starting off at full price then being discounted, they start on sale, then go up to their original price on August 7th.

This just does not happen in Europe. If you live in the US and have an account at Nordstrom you can get early access beginning today. Popular items sell out fast so early access makes a difference. You can apply for a card HERE however it may take a few days to process. I wish that I could be a cardholder (not available if you live outside the US).

When the sale opens to everyone on July 21st I intend to check out Eileen Fisher; as I know my size in this brand. I will also be exploring the accessories section. Nordstrom ship internationally and make life easy by handling postage and duty costs up front.

Despite the current hot weather some of us like to plan our wardrobes early. For those with a practical mindset you might like to make a list of items that need replacing. Alternatively you could dream a little and choose items that you would love to have in your wardrobe but can’t afford at the normal retail prices. You never know you might be lucky and an ideal piece in you size is waiting to be popped into your shopping basket. If you are not yet sure what your “Autumn look” will be you could check out their comprehensive catalogue for inspiration. I find that accessories such as handbags jewellery and possibly shoes are always a good option.

Nordstrom Anniversary sale 2017 handbags

Brands I favour are those that I am familiar with as they are available in the UK.

I find it is usually a good start to check out brands that you like and buy from. The tried and trusted always works better in sales. This is not the time to go for “wanton experimentation”. In my opinion it is best to stick with the perennial classics.

You might like to take sneak preview of some of the Anniversary sale discounts 

I will be back shortly with a few of my favourite Nordstrom Anniversary sale picks. Then on Saturday I will posting news and views from St. Tropez and festivities in our village. Join me again then.