After Christmas Blues





Dress: J.Crew Shirt: Kate Spade c/o (old, similar here) Shoes: J.Crew Bag: YSL Earrings: Tory Burch (also love these) Bracelets: Kate Spade c/0

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to get better at planning ahead. Almost everything I do is last minute, including shopping. If I have a wedding or big event I usually end up buying 2 or 3 dresses, three days beforehand, in case the original dress I have in mind doesn’t work out. I love shopping at Nordstrom because they not only have so many great selections but they offer free shipping and returns. Nordstrom makes it easy to ship the dresses I don’t want back and the return is always processed very quickly. I love seeing the money back in my account right away. Their expedited shipping is also inexpensive when compared to other online retailers. See more of their services and shipping prices here.
I avoid malls for the most part but if you are the type of person that loves to try before you buy, Nordstrom also offers customers the opportunity to reserve pieces online to try on in store. This will save a lot of time as I never enjoy trying to look for specific items scattered throughout departments. It’s great that the sales team can have the clothing ready for customers beforehand. Nordstrom will even go so far as to deliver items you order online and pick up in store right to your car via curbside pickup. That is a service I would definitely take advantage of! I love how convenient they make it to shop.
I’m sad that Christmas is over but I’m looking forward to the New Year! In this post I featured an outfit that I’ve worn out a couple of times and will probably end up wearing to dinner on New Year’s Eve. It’s just dressy enough and I love how the blue velvet dress looks with a white ruffled collared shirt underneath. I linked a few different velvet dress and dressy shirt options below that I’m also loving!
                                        Special thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

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  1. Maru Conti on December 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  2. K Nguyen on December 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Such a cute outfit! Absolutely love your dress <3

  3. Unknown on December 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Sarah! Loved seeing this post & all of your holiday posts from this season- thanks for being my style inspiration! I love buying clothes but usually consider shoes & jewelry as afterthoughts. Seeing your posts has made me realize how a simple necklace or shoes with a pop of color can really be a game changer in an outfit! I hope your family had a wonderful holiday and that Harris had a merry first Christmas!

  4. Lauren on December 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I have those shoes and love them! Beautiful outfit! Hope you and your family are having a very Merry Christmas!


  5. Emma Lynn on December 27, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Loved the layered effect with the dress!

  6. Ewa Macherowska on December 27, 2017 at 1:38 am

  7. anoddgirl on December 27, 2017 at 1:57 am

    this velvet blue dress is so gorgeous!

  8. Laura Mitbrodt on December 27, 2017 at 1:58 am

    That velvet dress is so pretty

  9. Alok Kumar on December 27, 2017 at 2:29 am

    This is called Christmas house which everyone wants such types of home on the Christmas. The ways which house is decorated is really excellent. The people and person who live in this house are so lucky! Christmas Gifts Idea

  10. 7SEVENDAYS on December 27, 2017 at 2:59 am

    this navy colour is soooooooooooo elegant

  11. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style on December 27, 2017 at 3:10 am

    You look stunning! X

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  13. Natali Karppinen on December 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

    You are looking so gorgeous in this elegant and beautifully styled outfit!

  14. Rach DiMare on December 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    That blue dress is beautiful!! I'm sad that the holidays are over as well but looking forward to the new year!

  15. Alexa Johnson on December 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I love your dress!

  16. fashion cat on December 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    lovely! Navy is really a good black alternative.

  17. Emma Lynn on December 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

  18. Kelly on January 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I agree, it is a weird time of year!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  19. rebeccalately on January 2, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I love your style so much. 🙂 I want plan ahead more in 2018, as well. I hope it will make me be more present for holidays, etc.



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