Top Ten in July

I like to share my Top Ten posts and products each month, so today I’m sharing my top ten posts and products from the month of July!

Of course, this one will probably be quite #NSale heavy, but that’s to be expected. By the way, this is your last week to shop the sale, so if you’ve been hemming and hawing on anything, or hoping for restocks, this is your last chance! The sale ends Sunday, August 5th, and I do find that they tend to restock a lot of returns this week, so definitely keep an eye on your favorites.

Without further ado… here’s my Top 10 in July!


These are listed in typical Top Ten order, with the month’s most popular post last.

#10. 5 Favorites: Summer Sandals // I’m glad a summer post actually made this list! It seems like everything else is #NSale and fall trends. This was a post from last summer that I updated and republished, and it seemed to resonate with a lot of you. I love to hear that some of my favorites are some of yours as well!

#9. How to Make the Most of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale // So the reign of the #NSale posts begins. They account for about half the posts in this list, and for good reason. I think I buy half of my fall/winter wardrobe during this sale each year.

#8. Guest Room Reveal // I love that this post ranked! I wasn’t sure how the home posts would resonate with you all, and I’m not a designer by any stretch, but I know what I like, and fortunately I found a designer to work with me and help me pull it all together.

#7. Top 10 from the #NSale // A top 10 list within a top 10 list…ha! These were the top 10 most popular products from the #NSale among the JLS community as of July 14th. (The sale opened to card holders on the 13th.) It’s interesting to look below, at the top 10 products from the entire month, and see how the lists overlap but are not identical by any stretch.

#6. Favorite Fall Basics // This was a fun style collab with some of my favorite fashion bloggers, and I’m glad to see it ranked in the top ten because we’re probably going to team up again for something in August.

#5. New House Tour // I don’t know why I didn’t move that black cup… or the Target bag in the corner. Anyway! It was fun to see this post rank as well. If you enjoyed this, don’t miss my updated home tour post from yesterday.

#4. The Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale // It’s not a surprise to see this post in this list! This is the one where I rounded up my top recommendations from the #NSale across all categories including men’s, home, beauty, best buys under $50, and best buys under $100.

#3. How to Pair Shoes and Handbags // This was an odd post. While it’s in the #3 spot on this list, the day I published it, my blog traffic skyrocketed, and most of it appears to have gone to this post. I have no idea where it came from. The two posts below got a lot of repeat traffic throughout the month, so they were more popular overall, but I still have no idea what caused this post to get so many views the day I posted it. After that, it kind of tanked.

#2. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview // Yep, the #NSale posts continue to rank! This is where I gave some tips for shopping the sale and how to prepare, as well as a preview of some of the styles we would see when the sale opened.

#1. Your Guide to the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale // I’m sure it surprises no one that this post was #1. This is where I shared all my mirror selfies from my try-on sesh the day I got to preview the sale. It’s still a great resource if you plan to shop this last week of the sale!

Okay, moving on to popular products…


Based on clicks, these were the 10 most popular products across my blog and social channels during the month of July.

Caslon Dolman Sleeve Sweater

10. Caslon Dolman Sleeve Sweater // I love this pullover and can’t wait to wear it when it gets cooler outside. It comes in 4 colors, and there are a few sizes still in stock. It’s super soft and true to size.

The sale price is $39.90, and after the sale it will go up to $59.

Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie
#9. Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie // These booties also come in grey and black, but I love this caramel color for fall. They’re true to size, good quality, and a comfortable fit.

The sale price is $99.90, and they’ll go up to $169.95 on August 6th. See how I styled them here.

Mistana Hillsby Gray/Beige Area Rug

#8. Hillsby Gray/Beige Area Rug // Fun! A home piece made my top 10. I get a lot of comments on my home posts, but I didn’t know if they truly resonated for design ideas or not. I’m glad to see people clicking through! This carpet was a slam dunk for my dining room, although it looks more blue than grey in the space. It’s not a problem, though, since my walls are navy blue.

#7. Caslon(R) Hooded Cardigan // I love this cardigan. I almost missed it when I was shopping, and I noticed it when I made a final sweep through the store. It’s super soft, very flattering, and it comes in several colors.

It’s true to size, and on sale for $52.90. After the sale, it will be $79. See how I styled it here.

7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

#6. 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans // I think these are one of the most underrated jeans in the #NSale. I didn’t see many people talking about them, but the second I tried them on, I knew they were coming home with me. They’re lightweight, stretchy and soft, but they don’t bag out.

Also, they’re almost 50% off and under $100!!! The sale price is $99.90, and after the sale they’ll go up to $199.

Sizing note: if in between, size down in these. I tried 28 and 29 and ended up with the 28.

Brahmin Nadia Croc Embossed Leather Satchel

#5. Brahmin Nadia Croc Embossed Leather Satchel // Some of you are probably tired of hearing me sing the praises of this bag, but if you’re just tuning in, this is one of my personal 5 favorite #NSale purchases.

Oooooh, that could be a 5 Favorites post… or are y’all totally sick of #NSale coverage? I don’t blame you if you are. I did way more this year than I intended, mainly because it’s all I had to work with. I just didn’t have time to check out other stores or think about summer styles. Next year I’ll try to maintain a better balance.

Anyway, this bag. I never cared for the Brahmin brand or paid much attention to it, but this bag was placed in my dressing room by my sales associate when I went to shop the preview day, and as I tried on clothes, my eyes kept coming back to it. It seemed to go with just about everything, and the pattern and texture elevates even the most basic of outfits.

The next thing I knew, it was coming home with me, and I’ve been carrying it almost non-stop ever since. It’s a great size too, plus the shoulder strap is the perfect length, and the outside pocket is convenient for slipping my phone into.

ANYWAY. It is still available in all 3 colors, it’s on sale for 230.90, and after the sale it will be $345, so if you’ve been hemming and hawing, I recommend grabbing it while you can get it for under $250.

#4. BP. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan // This is my favorite budget buy from the #NSale, it looks and feels nicer than the price indicates, and the color choices are fabulous. It’s selling out, but if you like it, watch for restocks.

It’s currently marked down to $31.90, and it will be $49 after the sale. See how I styled it here.

Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

#3. Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater // The iconic Leith cocoon cardigan is better than ever this year, but I recommend sizing down a full size from your regular. I bought this in an XS and it’s perfect for me. I almost always wear a Small and sometimes even a Medium. It’s very soft and lightweight, and I love the ribbed texture.

The sale price is $45.90, and after sale it will be $69. See how I styled it here.

#2. UGG Milana II Moc Toe Flat // You guys, THESE SHOES. Definitely one of my top 5. I actually bought 2 colors, and I rarely do that… although I have been known to make the exception to my no duplicates rule when it comes to shoes. For the price, you absolutely cannot beat these. They are sooo comfortable, and the styling is perfectly on point. Plus the color choices are fab. I ended up with the red and the chestnut.

The sale price is $64.90, and after the sale they will be $99.95, and I would have no problem paying full price for these. I think they’re worth every penny of $99. Size-wise, I have my usual 8, but I do recommend sizing up half if you can. They stretch some with wear, but they seem to run just a little short, and those who have sized up half are happy they did.

And in first place… Duh duh duhhhhhh…..

#1. Jeffrey Campbell Vanhook Bootie // These booties are fabulous. This is the 2nd year in a row a taupe Jeffrey Campbell bootie has been my most popular #NSale product. I wore the ones I got last year nearly to death, and these are just as good — slightly higher heel, slightly darker shade of taupe, but so so so fabulous.

Once again, the price is fantastic. They’re on sale for $92.90, and they’ll go up to $139.95 after the sale, but I’d pay that for these shoes. They’re true to size; I have my usual 8.

Well, I hope that was fun! I am quite shocked, though, that there is only one pair of jeans in this list. I expected the AG ripped ankle skinnies and the Rag & Bone black jeans to rank, but then I guess there isn’t anything on this list I would remove either. And actually, the Rag & Bone jeans should probably tie for the #10 spot; the dolman sleeve sweater only got one more click.

I have to create this list based on clicks because I can’t see what products are actually purchased. I’d be so curious to know that, though.

If you don’t mind sharing, I’d love to hear which pieces on this list you bought and if you’re keeping them or not.

I hope y’all have a good Tuesday!

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