Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & A Ready Heart

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson 

Sweater: B.P || Jeans: BLANKNYC || Shoes: Vince Camuto

So the Nordstrom sale has officially begun for the whole world to shop. Isn't that just so exciting? I will tell you that the stores seem to be really picked over already. The best way to shop this sale is online. The great part about Nordstrom is free shipping and free returns. Anytime. So you can order, try-on and send back whatever doesn't end up fitting. Plus, you avoid the crowds and mall parking. 

This sweater is one of my favorite buys from the sale. It is...$24 (I know) and comes in several different colors. I love that it fits the bump. However it is crazy to think that by the time it is cool enough to wear this sweater I will no longer have my bump. Instead, I will be wearing this sweater, holding our sweet girl, and probably rocking some spit-up at the same time. It feels silly to prepare for sweater weather in the middle of July. But when the sales are this good, it is easy to get excited for the upcoming cold weather and buy some warmth for your closet. 

Just like we prepare for the change in seasons, God prepares our heart for upcoming events. I fully believe He finds ways to ready us for the challenges and celebrations we face up ahead. When they arrive, we don't expect it, but we can usually look back and see where God was already working in us to ready our hearts for His plan. As Jeremiah reads "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (29:11)." And in those plans He holds also your heart. A heart ready to love even in the hardest of moments because of the strength He provides. 

So today, I hope you take a second to thank God for working in you each day as you live out his plan. I hope you pray for your future. That you will be able to see the steps He is leading you towards. And, after all those prayers, that you find some really great deals at the sale. :) 

Just scroll over each picture to shop my favorites below.