Friday, July 10, 2015

5 Things You Need from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on! Presale started July 9th for Nordstrom credit and debit cardholders and is available July 9th-16th. It then opens to the public July 17-19th. If you want access to presales and rewards, I suggest you do what I did previously, and get a Nordstrom debit card. It links directly to your checking account and allows you cardmember benefits, without having to get a high interest store credit card. And if you have big feet like mine, it is very necessary to shop EARLY to catch your size.

Special pricing is available for several fall necessities.
Check out 5 things you shouldn't pass up:

1. Tory Burch Shoes
All available in size 12 and/or 13 - if you hurry!
Tory Burch makes quintessential shoes for year round. You may find a pair in a size 12 if you are lucky, but the Melinda flat goes up to size 13! I owned the Reva flats in a size 12 and I had to work very hard to break the elastic heel in to be comfy. One of the reviews said the Melinda fit better than Reva so I am going to order a size 12 and 13, which are available in both Red and Black (totes ordering both colors too), and will figure it out when they arrive. Options = v exciting. The sandals, boots, and wedges are also wardrobe staples to highly consider.

2. Sunglasses


'Malibu' 56mm Sunglasses (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Sale: $119.90After Sale: $179.00
The Anniversary sale is a time to catch a deal on a pair of quality, designer frames.
Styles that are normally not on sale from Wildfox, Tom Ford, and Gucci are all here.

3. Personalized jewelry

Argento Vivo

Personalized Script Name with Heart Necklace (Nordstrom Online Exclusive)

Sale: $84.90After Sale: $128.00

Nordstrom has gone IN on the personalized jewelry section. It is an Instagrammer's dream.

Rustic Cuff

Personalized Cuff

Sale: $89.90After Sale: $135.00

Nameplates, cuffs, and classic pieces are offered. Snatch one up with your name, intials, or a memorable date.


Diamond & Personalized Monogram Y-Necklace (Nordstrom Online Exclusive)

Sale: $149.90After Sale: $225.00

Perfect for gifts, so think ahead who's birthday is coming up or knock out Christmas shopping super early like a champ.

4. Coats
No better time like now to catch a great deal on a coat. Once cold weather is under way the best options get gone, so get in on the good stuff while you can. Nordstrom is offering a few standouts for under $400.

Ted Baker London

'Nevia' Stand Collar Belted Wrap Coat

Sale: $349.90After Sale: $525.00

Diane von Furstenberg

'Garbo' Long Wool Blend Wrap Coat

Sale: $398.90After Sale: $598.00

Calvin Klein

Bouclé Detail Wool Blend Wrap Coat (Online Only)

Sale: $159.90After Sale: $240.00

5. Something for #him, or beauty for you if you're baeless

Ted Baker London

Silk Pocket Square

Sale: $32.90After Sale: $49.50
I like to take the boo to the actual store and make him feel like I'm about to ball out. Guys tend to think Nordstrom is a big, expensive department store when in actuality it is one of the most reasonably priced, especially during the sale. Let him shop the Anniversary section and find shirts and sweaters, accessories like belts or pocket squares, watches, or even cologne. Or go online and pick out something you know he'd appreciate.


'Look in a Box - Basic' Brush Kit ($170 Value)


No bae? No prob. Look in the beauty section for exclusive gift sets that come with free and useful makeup accessories. Need professional make up brushes? Now is the time.

The Anniversary Sale selection is nothing to go crazy on but it is def worth scrolling through to pick a few classic pieces you know you will need for fall or someone you love could use.

Let me know what you get! Happy shopping!

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Tall Outstanding Women Celebrate 7 Years

Left to Right: Brittney, Carina, Yanelle, Meaghan, Justyna, Alicia
The Tall Outstanding Women met on Wednesday, December 10th to celebrate 7 years of tall outstandingness, friendship, and service.

We met at the new location of our old meeting space, Dopo Teatro, now coined Dopo East at it's new 62nd Street location. Italian appetizers, wine, and yummy desserts were had as we caught up with one another.

Tall Outstanding Women is an organization that uses height (all ladies are required to be 6 feet or taller) to bring glamour and awareness to charitable events. I have written about our tall girls only club here. For more info visit

Sunday, September 28, 2014


My birthday is coming up on Tuesday, September 30th. This past Friday I had a happy hour celebration at Juga Lounge in the city.
All the homies came through. It was a good time. Check out the pics in the slideshow!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tall Outstanding Women Fundraise for the Partnership's Third Annual All Star Tasting

On Tuesday, June 3rd, the Tall Outstanding Women volunteered at the Partnership For Drug-Free Kids All Star Tasting.
Tall Outstanding Women is a New York City based organization that uses height - all ladies are required to be 6 feet or taller - to bring awareness to charitable causes.

Top New York City restaurants such as Clyde Frazier's, Sirio, and more sampled their dishes at the tasting event.

Chef Roble addressed the room and also judged the celebrity pizza making contest, which was a lot of fun to watch and sample.

 The Tall Outstanding Women were on hand to fundraise by selling raffle tickets to win 2 first class tickets on Delta anywhere in the continguous United States.

Here I am, selling away
While volunteering we made a lot of new, athletic friends.

the Tall Outstanding Women with NBA legend John Starks
Tall Outstanding Women meet the even taller Bill Laimbeer, head coach of the WNBA's New York Liberty, who informed us we were too short and skinny for his team 
TOW ladies with Demario Davis of the New York Jets who stood on his toes to appear as tall as us haha
TOW ladies getting donations from the New York Red Bulls Kosuke Kimura
TOW with Bravo's Chef Roble
The Partnership was able to raise nearly $100,000 this evening to support their mission to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction. 
We were glad to help.
People are always excited to see and meet us, take pictures, and of course donate to worthy causes.

For more information about Tall Outstanding Women or to have us at your charitable event, visit