Janelle In Real Life

Janelle In Real Life


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE! If you're a vet of the Nordy's sale, scroll on down to take a peek at the photos & links for where to find everything! 

If you're new to the sale here's the gist of it:
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is LE-GEN-DARY. It's when Nordstrom releases all of their upcoming fall styles for a huge discount! So before they're even put out on the shelves for the season you can snag them at a steal of a deal. Nordstrom carries a variety of high quality items and it's most definitely the time to stock up if there's anything your wardrobe needs. Right now is EARLY ACCESS, which means it's open only to those who have a Nordstrom credit or debit card. Public access will begin July 20th!

I've selected my top picks from the sale! Everything is under $120 and what I consider to be a great deal. Above & below you'll find things I plan to buy, wish I could buy, or have already purchased. I'll be updating this post throughout the sale to keep up with sold out items, restocks, new items I find, etc. so keep checking back for the most up-to-date info!

Now here are the best of the best in each category! Click the arrows to see more & click the image to shop it.

Best of: Sweaters & Jackets

Best of: Shoes


Swim Week: Day 4

Swim Week post 4 is here and it's last installment of my JIRL Swim Week series! If you haven't seen the previous posts in this series, you can find them HERE, HERE, and HERE.
I have been on the hunt for the very best in swimwear and I'm sharing the brands and styles that are 100% hitting the mark in terms of gorgeous styles, flattering fits, inclusive branding, and empowering women! I want to help YOU feel confident in your swimwear this summer and I hope you've found that inspiration throughout this series!

Today's style is my second suit from Lime Ricki! I've already shared my love for this company on my Day 2 post, but wanted to make sure & share another style of theirs that I can't get enough of.

Top- c/o Lime Ricki | Bottoms- c/o Lime Ricki | Bag- Target | Necklace- c/o Made by Mary | Earrings- Madewell | Sandals- My Sister's Closet

When you're shopping online for swimwear, it's important to know the go-to styles that will look good on your body type. One style that I feel is universally flattering to women of several shapes & sizes is ruched stitching! I've shared 3 ruched pieces with you now, so it's clear I'm a fan. Ruching is the gathered style you see on my top here that helps to flatten & disguise any features that I don't want highlighted.
Another go-to element for me in swimwear is a tankini two piece, and the length on this one is just perfect! Tankinis like this are just an easy style that looks good on everyone. It's not daring by any means, but when I'm shopping online & can't try swimwear on in person it's such a solid fallback style. If you're shorter like me you won't get the weird bunching one pieces can sometimes create AND you won't have to worry about where the tops/bottoms will hit because they'll just overlap & cover your whole torso area.

I hope you've enjoyed this swim week series & that you feel more empowered to wear what makes you feel confident at the pool or beach this summer! I'd love for you to share your swimwear wins with me throughout the rest of the season... anytime you find a style that makes you feel confident & like the beautiful woman that you are! Feel free to DM me on Instagram (www.instagram.com/janelleinreallife) and with your permission I'll share you on my stories!


Swim Week: Day 3

Hey Y'all, it's Day 3 of JIRL Swim Week! If you're not up to date on this series, check out my previous posts HERE & HERE.
Throughout this week's series, I'll be sharing brands and styles of swimwear that I can't get enough of based on some very important criteria:
- do their styles flatter women of different sizes & shapes?
- do I feel comfortable & confident when I wear their pieces?
- do they cary stylish & fun styles and prints?

Today I'll be sharing this gorgeous one piece style from Albion Fit! I purchased a suit from Albion Fit several years ago when I happened upon their store in Salt Lake City. It was a ruched one piece (somewhat similar to the one I'm wearing) and it was LOVE! I still own that one piece and I think it's been 4 or 5 years, but it's just so dang flattering! I've tried a few other styles from Albion Fit since then, but the ruched one piece will forever have my heart.

One piece- Albion Fit | Bag- Etsy (similar HERE & HERE) | Sandals- My Sister's Closet | Sunglasses- Target | Necklace- c/o Made by Mary | Earrings- Madewell

The reason this style works so well for me is because the ruching makes a one piece doable for this short-torso'd girl! I mentioned in my last most that one pieces are difficult for me to pull of because of my proportions, but the ruched detail completely disguises any bunching and flattens out the stomach area. I didn't think I would be a fan of the "sleeves" on this suit, but I actually think it makes the suit look classy!
This was my first swimsuit purchase after loosing some weight last year and I was still feeling a little self conscious about how my body looked. I knew I'd shed some pounds and maintained a much healthier lifestyle, but I still had a complex about not feeling "skinny enough." Swimsuits are notorious for showing off "problem areas" in the least flattering way & I was worried this would be more of the same. But it was truly one of the first things I put on my body that gave me the confidence I needed!

Keep an eye out for my next Swim Week post and let me know your thoughts so far!