As promised we’re keeping the Make Our Size edit going and this time around we’re doing swimwear. This one was a bit of a challenge, for obvious or not so obvious reasons. The challenge was finding a swimsuit that we both LIKED, complimented our figures and made us both feel pretty.
If you haven’t heard or been under a rock you should know the Nordstrom’s anniversary sale has begun!! Well at least for credit cardholders and certain over-achieving Nordy club members (Nordstrom’s loyalty program); guilty and guilty we get early access. I didn’t want the card I promise, they practically forced it on me, scouts honor, wait I was never a scout, minor details folks, MINOR DETAILS…lol Seriously, for the rest of the planet it starts July 19th!! Mark your calendars folks!!!
I think we can all agree there’s nothing like a good sale but Nordstrom’s annual anniversary sale, is the sale of ALL sales!!!
While most department store sales offer discounts on stuff you aren’t all that excited about; Nordstrom doesn’t. They have the deals on the most coveted brands, discounts anywhere from 40-50%, sometimes more. For a fashionista who’s balling on a budget like myself, you don’t want to miss this sale!!
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE picks
So without further ado, here are a few things I’ve had my eye on. Some pieces I’ll probably never purchase but they’ve caught my eye just the same. Full disclosure I’ve already ordered two coats for the Fall because I just couldn’t help myself. It was an amazing deal and I had Nordy bucks (free money). Honestly I have my eye on a ton of pieces, this sale is so overwhelming, so many yummy items to choose from. This literally is just the tip of the iceberg.
I’d like to give you guys more but the way my team is set up: technology: me, editing: me and recently added Alex, creative direction: me, content: me; we can only do so much. If me and the rest of my “team” have a few extra hours to kill from now until the end of the sale (sale ends August 4th) I may do another round. But I can’t make any promises; stay tuned either way.
I can hardly believe it’s been an ENTIRE year since we first launched It’s Very Necessary (IVN)! What a ride it has been?! The mission is the same to save as many people as possible from unfortunate fashion choices; whether it be for work or play…lol I want to inspire women and men to be the best version of themselves, fashionably. I sincerely hope I’ve done that to some degree. And if not you guys let me know and mama will work on it ;-).
IT’S VERY NECESSARY YEAR ONE
My very first post featured the lovely Laila Beale (my youngest daughter). What a shoot that was, the heat, the outfit changes, the bribery (yes I had to bribe her with new toys just to get her to cooperate). It was all worth it. Our first post was quite the hit. Look how far we’ve come. No bribery was involved for this shoot, she’s a professional now.
This adventure also started out as a necessary (pun intended) distraction from my work; now it’s my new baby. I say baby because friends and family often ask if we want another child, specifically a boy. Since children, boy or girl, don’t come out potty trained and talking, Ricardo and I decided we’ll pass. Our two girls keep us plenty busy.
It’s always a fight with Sanaa
Three the hard way
The Dynamic Duo
IVN really has become our new baby.
This “child” requires a considerable amount of time, money, blood, sweat, and tears. Maybe not blood but everything else for sure. IVN has given me an opportunity to share my love for fashion with so many people. I’m honored and humbled to share my baby with my IVN family.
We put the “I” in IVN
It’s a family affair
We’ve had some highs and lows but more highs than anything. I’ve had to teach myself so much about the blogger and influencer world, I still have so much to learn. I remain undaunted and I am eager for the next chapter. But to celebrate this first chapter we had to do an anniversary shoot. I couldn’t have imagined doing the anniversary shoot without my dream team. I’ve begged, cajoled, bribed, guilted, and demanded my family’s cooperation and participation in bringing IVN to life. In all seriousness they’ve been instrumental in IVN’s success. Without them this just doesn’t work; my family is everything.