Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access Open!

TGIF! Thank God it's Friday is's been a long week over here! Between all my interior design client projects and taking care of / training our 12 week old puppy, I'm one tired puppy mama ;)

The good news is (besides the fact that it's Friday) that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public now! I scoured the women's shop and put together a few outfits for you that are still in stock.  You can shop the looks below each graphic.

1. This one is a little dressier with a fun blouse with bows on the sleeves! These booties are one of the top sellers in the sale and come in black too. These black pants might have to come home to me, because they are insanely amazing reviews! I also still can't get over that these Kendra Scott earrings are on sale for $35. 

2. This look is chic and feminine, just my style! My favorite AG Jeans in this look should be arriving at my door step today (I was told to order a size down!), so I'll share them on Instagram with you asap. You know I love a ruffle detail, so this top is a winner! These flats are also really cute. They come in a few different colors, but I think this nude color is my favorite because they're so versatile. 


3. Last, but not least, because life is busy and we need casual looks in our wardrobe! A simple tee with a raw hem (so cute), distressed denim jeans on the cheap,  and some sneakers. PLUS, how could you talk about an easy casual outfit without mentioned one of my favorite dry shampoos and other hair products are on sale. Have you been to The Dry Bar? If not, their products smell amazing! I threw in my favorite MAC lipstick and gloss and some sunnies


I couldn't leave my girls out who like dresses best, so here are a few stand-outs!

If you need a bit of help building an outfit, use this inspiration I created for you! Start with jeans (the cuts and washes are labeled), then choose a top (either dressy or casual), next pick out a shoe and finish it off with an accessory or two. Just click on the actual image on the graphic to shop it!


Lastly in this epic post, let's talk about the guys! If your man needs a good pair of jeans that will last for years, this is it. My dad only buys AG jeans now, because of the incredible softness and quality.

My husband has a few pairs of these shorts and he loves them. Great fit and WRINKLE FREE!

He also has these from last year's sale...they're great work pants! 

FINALLY, these Sperry's are on sale for $66...instead of the original $100 price tag. Prices go back up on August 7th, so hurry! I got these for McCann last year for his bday :)

If you made it to the end of this post, congratulations! You can go enter the $50 to Nordstrom giveaway I'm hosting on Instagram as a thank you for reading ;)) 

Okay, that's it! Happy shopping + happy weekend! SO MANY fun things coming to the blog next week in celebration of my blogging anniversary (read: lots of giveaways!)


Bridal Inspiration

Happy Thursday, friends! You might notice things look a little different around here. I'm so excited to show you the new look, designed by my friend and super talented graphic designer, Lindsey! You can now find the topics and categories you're most interested in by hovering over the drop down menus at the top up there. Just click on the category and then you'll pull up the posts with that topic! Hopefully it's super easy to navigate for you and more reader-friendly :)

Stay tuned for next week, as I'm going to be hosting some super fun giveaways on the blog to celebrate my 7 years of blogging + the new blog and website design! I can't wait to show you more.

Today I had to share this fun styled bridal shoot I did for my friend Ashley while at Holman Ranch (my wedding venue!) a few months ago teaching The Bloom Workshop. After we set up for the workshop, I slipped into this stunning gown and got to hold some gorgeoussss florals by Christine Cater while Ashley worked her magic. Sort of fun to be in front of the camera, especially at this magical place :)

Photos: Ashley Slater Photography / Florals: Christine Cater  / Venue:  Holman Ranch / Gown: Kinsley James Bridal / Rings: Susie Saltzman / 

Isn't this just the most romantic setting?! I still can't believe we got married there.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win $50 to Nordstrom here! It ends tomorrow night.

Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway + 5 Under $50

Hey friends! Hope you're having a great day so far! Hopefully this post will make your day a little sweeter :) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale public access open on Friday, so in order to celebrate (and thank you for reading the blog + following along!), I'm giving away a $50 Nordstrom gift card on Instagram!

All you have to do to enter is the following:
1. Follow me (@michaelanoelledesigns) on Instagram
2. Like the above picture
3. Comment tagging a friend who might also want to know about the giveaway!
4. For an extra entry, you can repost the picture tagging me in the caption

The giveaway will go live around noon EST and end on Friday at midnight PST. I'll contact the winner on Saturday so you can get to shopping before things sell out! It's open to anyone who can receive packages from Nordstrom, as it'll be an e-gift card.

Sooo, you might be wondering what $50 at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can buy you! Here are just a few of my favorites under $50. And I'm talking wayyy under $50!

1. My favorite home decor pick is my Dash & Albert Herringbone Rug. It's only $27 in the kitchen rug size! It's washable (I've washed ours a bunch!), reversible (which I'll be doing when the pup is out of his biting stage...), and it's really cute + comes in lots of colors! We have this blue color:

2. This tie back blousy dress! Seriously, ladies, wait until you see the back! It's so feminine and flirty. Throw a denim jacket over it + some boots and you've got yourself a fall look, too. It's $29, but goes up to $45 after the sale.

3. Give me a ruffle and a bell sleeve and I'm all heart eyes! This top is going to be a winner for fall! You could style it with a skirt or pants...throw a leather jacket over it and you're good to go! It comes in a few colors and patterns; these are my favorite. Which do you like best? It's $31 now.

I think I like this floral so much because it reminds me of one of my favorite Arts & Crafts style designers, William Morris!

The black is so classic...
This is so feminine, too! Can't decide, clearly ;)

4. I love Mac lipsticks. Besides lipsense, it's all I wear! I'm also a pink lipstick girl, so this set for only $26 caught my eye!
5. A favorite sweater, perfect for fall and winter! And another bell sleeve ;) #cantstopwontstop I love it in gray and maroon the best, but it comes in a few other colors also. It's $39 now, going back up to $59 after the sale.

Andddd a bonus, because I couldn't narrow it down to 5! ;)

This faux leather tote with braided handles caught my attention! This screamed fall to me! I keep a lot of stuff in my purse, so I have a feeling this would be a winner. It looks so much more expensive than $35!! I could see this bag paired with my favorite pair of jeans, a basic pocket tee, and booties.

Alright...tell me, if you were to win the gift card, what would you purchase?!
Good luck!!


Finds For Your Home From the Nordstrom Sale

If you have internet access, you know what's happening right now-- it's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This sale goes until August 7th, but the good deals and best pieces are already flying off the shelves. I can't believe how many things are already sold out! I went to buy a sweater I put in my cart earlier in the day and sure enough, it was gone. Ugh! I sure hope they restock before Friday, which is when public access to the sale opens! For clothing, I think I'm most excited for my new AG Jeans to arrive. I'm also contemplating this adorable sweater with a hoodie.

Yesterday I was scouring the home decor shop of the sale to see if I could suggest any products to my current clients. Of course I found a bunch of awesome finds. Check out my picks below! You can actually click on the image in the collage that you want to check out and it'll take you to that item.

Note: click the item directly on the collage to shop it!

A few stand out items:

- I have that recipe box but in a different color and I love it so much! It's such a cute addition to our kitchen countertop.

- I also have the navy herringbone rug in our kitchen, but ours is in the seaglass / turquoise color. It's so great for a kitchen or dining area, because you can toss it in the washing machine and it comes out looking great! It's also reversible, so if one side gets a nasty stain, you have another chance on the flip side :)

- I'm a big fan of white and blue bedding, so those were my top two bedding choices!

- Is that not the funniest painting of the succulent you've ever seen? I loved it!

- If we could fit a bar cart in our apartment, I'd buy that gold one in a heartbeat. I sent this to a client, so I hope she goes for it!

- The gray and white storage basket is SO perfect. I love the muted, neutral colors. I also love the other more tote-bag-looking basket. I think it'd hold magazines really well to the side of your sofa.

- Looking ahead to fall, that cozy fur blanket will add so much texture to your couch or bed!

- Those are MARBLE coasters rimmed in copper. Two of my favorite things!!

Here are a few more sale items I couldn't fit on the board ;)

Are you looking for any home decor? If so, browse the home section at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale-- I bet you'll find what you're looking for! I couldn't believe how many pages of sale items there were. I think I scouted some of the best stuff for you...Phew!

Let me know what you snag for your house!

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