As promised, my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases which are now available for purchase without the 'early access' Nordstrom Card requirement and available to ship to Canada. I am really glad I saved up for this year and jumped on great staple purchases vs. little impulse purchases. A few years back when I first discovered this amazing sale (and realized it was all new fall pieces marked down) I found it really confusing and hard to narrow down what to choose and so I just got a few random items. I went on a road trip with my sister specifically for this sale and we wandered around the store for hours, in a complete daze until I purchased a few random things. My sister did buy her first pair of Frye Boots that year and she's worn them a TON and loves them. So great to have a staple wardrobe piece you love that you got for a steal! This year I studied the catalogue and determined what I would use the most come fall and what would integrate into my style the best. Now I know that this is the time to pick up great denim and fall shoes, or handbags if you are in the market for that. The beauty products are also great if good colors for you pop up, or jumbo sizes of your favourite skin care. I passed on most of the beauty products but while I was in Portland I grabbed a Butter London Manicure set because I really love painting my nails but hate to splurge on manicures and pedicures.
These boots where definitely a splurge but I plan on wearing them all Fall and Winter. They are buttery soft and very comfortable for a heeled boot. I love that they can be worn with dresses or jeans and dressed up or dressed down. I ordered them in my half size up, 9.5/40 but what is interesting is that online it says that the 9.5 is a size 39.9 (which is what I selected) and I tried on the 39.9 in store and they fit perfectly. What I got was the size 40 (Euro size 9.5) and they are indeed the size 9.5 but they fit a little looser than the 39.9 that I tried on in store. This is the annoying part about ordering blind online - the euro sizing online is incorrect. When you order, go by the US sizing and ignore the Euro sizing that is listed. I've walked around in them all day and they are very comfortable so I'm sticking with the 40/9.5 but I think If I had purchased in store I may have gone with the 39.9/9 and 'worn them in' until comfortable.
I already love Hudson Jeans as they are really durable and fit a curvy figure very well. I have other jeans I really like the fit of such as Paige Denim and Joe's Jeans (also on sale) but they wear down really quickly in the inner thigh and in the belt loops from pulling on while the Hudson Jeans last me a lot longer. This particular style on sale is even nicer than my other Hudson Jeans - the black color is really elongating and the fit is super comfortable with really nice stretchy denim. I got them in my TTS but if you are between sizes you can probably size down one in these.