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  1. Kimbo

    I need a new sadal bag! Love these ideas!

    1. Amanda Miller


      Thank you so much and omg I am so glad you told me you have been following for awhile! I see that you are also a blogger. I have an amazing new blogger series coming this Tuesday so stay tuned!!

      xoxo Amanda

  2. betsy williams

    Love everything!

    1. Amanda Miller

      Thanks Betsy!! I love finding so much stuff at reasonable prices! xox A

    1. Amanda Miller

      I could wear them every day!! Thanks so much for the comment! xox Amanda

    1. Amanda Miller

      Yes you have got to grab it! I want it in every color!! xox A

    1. Amanda Miller

      Thanks so much Stacey! All of them are staples in Dallas for sure, I just never know about other parts of the US or world!
      xox Amanda <3


The Miller Affect talking about summer staples from Nordstrom on the blog
The Miller Affect wearing a pink crochet off the shoulder top from Nordstrom
The Miller Affect wearing a cognac leather saddle bag from Sole Society at Nordstrom
The Miller Affect wearing sts frayed hem denim shorts from Nordstrom
The Miller Affect wearing brown jack rogers sandals from Nordstrom

Happy Wednesday guys!

I know I usually have a wedding or work attire post up on Wednesdays, but I decided to mix things up this week!

Since I am disrupting your schedule, I will have BOTH a work wear AND a wedding post on the blog next week, yay!

Today, I want to talk about summer staples from Nordstrom. These items are super hot right now, so I wanted to make sure you guys had a chance to grab them in your size before they sell out! Plus, it is a triple points day today if you are a cardholder!

Why are these items super hot? Because of the price tags!

Nordstrom always has an amazing selection of summer staples and you can usually find tons of colors and different fits in the items you love! I actually wore this outfit in Florida this past weekend and did not want to take it off! The pool you see in the background is from the resort we stayed at called The Point on 30A!

Here are a few of my favorite summer staples from Nordstrom.

Summer Staples from Nordstrom:

The Miller Affect wearing a pink off the shoulder top and frayed denim shorts
The Miller Affect wearing tortoise cat eye sunglasses from nordstrom
The Miller Affect carrying a cognac crossbody saddle bag from Sole Society at Nordstrom
The Miller Affect sharing her favorite summer staples under $50
The Miller Affect wearing jean shorts and an off the shoulder top under $50

$39 Denim Shorts-

I am always looking for a great pair of denim shorts during the summertime. I have a few other pairs, but those have a lot of rips and tears in them. This pair I am wearing is nice and clean, but it still has the frayed hems that we all love. They are also ONLY $39!! They are extremely comfortable and have a great stretch to them so make sure to order one size down. I am wearing a 26 here and please remember that I am almost 5’11, so they will fit a little longer on you!

I went ahead and linked a bunch of denim shorts for you! I love all of these and all are under $50:

$42 Off-the-Shoulder Top-

I LIVE for these off-the-shoulder tops during summer in Dallas! They are a huge summer staple for me because it just gets so dang hot here! These crochet tops always go super fast and this pretty pink top is only $42! It fits perfectly and you can also grab it in yellow and white if you aren’t a pink person. I love the ruffle because you can get away with going braless if you want to! I usually wear a strapless bra or bandeau with mine- either way works!

Here are a few more off-the-shoulder tops I am loving under $50 (make sure to click through):

$12 Sunglasses-

Is anyone else a sunglass hoarder like me? When it comes to Nordstrom, you can find so many amazing sunglasses for just $12! I tend to look at least once a week to see what else they have come out with! I got lucky and found these gorgeous tortoise cat eye sunglasses for only $12! The last time I found some cat eye sunnies from Nordstrom they were sold out within two weeks!

PS- I remember thinking my mom was weird for always having to put sunglasses on as soon as she left the house. As I get older, I am noticing that I am doing the exact same thing! Anyone else? I think I have at least three go-to pairs in my car ready to grab at all times!

Talk about a summer staple! Here are more $12 sunnies from Nordstrom that I can’t get enough of:

$59.95 Saddle Bag-

Saddle bags are definitely a summer staple because they are so easy to throw on when you are heading out the door. The gorgeous bag I am wearing here is my favorite right now! It comes in three colors (would have gotten the dusty rose too if I didn’t already have something in a similar color!) I love how big it is and that you can adjust the straps to your liking. The cognac will go with everything and you can also add a little scarf to it for a pop! You will use this bag a million times over guys and it will be worth every penny!

Here are some other saddle bags under $60 that I love & I also added a few scarves to add as accessories to your bag:

$96 Sandals-

These gorgeous Jack Rogers slides from Nordstrom just went ON SALE for 25% off so make sure to grab them before they go back up to their original price- which is $127!! I actually borrowed this brown pair from a friend who was in Florida with me. I own them in gold and white and another blogger on the trip had them in white. Needless to say, everyone should have these sandals! You will spend a little more on this summer staple because they will get the most wear and you want them to last. Jack Rogers is such a great brand and their shoes are of the highest quality!

I also understand if $96 is too much of a splurge, so I linked some of my favorite sandals under $50 for you here:

$495 Watch-

Ok ok, I realize I may have lost you here. I just wanted to make sure I talked about the watch that I have not taken off since it arrived in the mail. Seriously though, if you look at my last 2o Instagram photos, you will see this Tory Burch watch. It goes with everything, it looks like you are wearing a bracelet, and it is a GREAT investment piece. I am only calling this a summer staple because it will complete every look you get from the above selections. If you have a birthday or special occasion coming up, make sure to put this on your wish list!

Here are some other watches I am loving for summer:

Well, there you have it! You can either shop the exact look I am wearing the photos above or you can create your own look with all of the options I have linked. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

These were my favorite summer staples from Nordstrom. I would love to hear what you consider to be a summer staple! Leave a comment below!

PS- Don’t forget that today is a triple points day at Nordstrom if you are a cardholder!! Oh, and if you love shopping at Nordstrom, make sure to check out another post I did for Nordstrom here! It is a beauty post that you will not want to miss!

xoxo Amanda

*This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All items were picked out and purchased by me and all opinions are 100% my own. Partnerships like these make The Miller Affect possible.*


XO Amanda
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