Grown and Flown Summer Style: Your Guide to the Summer Sales

I have a friend who would tell me she was going “sailing” every summer weekend. I was very impressed by how much she enjoyed getting out on the water until finally I realized she was going “SALE-ing”. As in, shopping the summer sales!!!

Summer Sales are awesome

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Now is the time for great summer sales and we have been scouring the web to bring you the best finds from our favorite stores. First up is the incredible Nordstrom sale, with most markdowns now at 40%. But act fast, because things are moving quickly. Here are some of my favorite dresses from the sale starting with Top Shop’s Leaf Print Ruffle Wrap Dress from and this Off The Shoulder Tie Waist Maxi Dress.
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And I love, love this Sandro Floral Hearts Midi Dress. This Cotton Poplin Shirtdress just looks so crisp right now.
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Of course we all know that Nordstrom has one of the best shoe departments and you can really pick up some major deals right now.

I’ve done my research, and here’s my favorites from the shoe department. I just ordered these Bill Blass Rhinestones, the sequins and floral embroidery sandals are to die for!  I can only imagine how fantastic these Diane Von Furstenberg slides would look with cropped denim.
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These Tory Burch slides might be the perfect transition shoe.  And the minimalist in me adores these Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandals. Klub Nico designed the perfect Summer Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal, it comes in 4 colors, but I’m leaning towards metallic grey.
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The only sale to rival the Nordstrom shoe sale is the Neiman Marcus hand bag sale. Hard to compete with their 65% discount. When I was growing up, my mom and I would always pick up a few bags at the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago.

Here’s my deep dive into the store to spare you time. Tory Burch has the Boho look nailed and this sequined, studded bag has become a summer staple. Rebecca Minkoff’s beaded and jeweled clutch bag will bring an all-white look to life. And this embroidered canvas tote bag will put some fun into your grocery shopping.
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We all love Summer and summer sales make it that much sweeter. FYI – Nordstrom is going to give us a heads up before their Anniversary sale (aka The Big Kahuna of Sales) when they offer massive discounts on brand new fall fashion. Oddly, this fall sale starts in the middle of the summer, but hey, why pay full freight later?

Want more style ideas? Follow us at Facebook and Instagram @thekoolestmoms.

XOXO  Pam and Mara

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We are Pam and Mara, Grown and Flown’s new in-house fashion gurus. Based in Brooklyn, we’ve been friends for over 20 years, with four boys, many proms, graduations, beach vacations and birthday dinners between us.
Mara’s been living in jeans and t-shirts working in the fashion world in London, Milan, LA, and NYC, producing editorial and ad shoots for over two decades. Pam’s been suiting up for the corporate world as a chief marketing officer in the live entertainment/sports business.
We’ve always been a little obsessed with style and how we use clothes to help us feel attractive and self-confident. You’ll often find us yelling at each other over dressing room walls, or trading texts at midnight about that one pair of size 8 boots left on sale online at But over time, we’ve found that dressing and feeling great has become much more challenging. And that’s even more frustrating now that every moment has turned into a photo opp.

We want to feel comfortable and appropriate with our style choices so that we can face the world each morning with confidence and ease. We’re in search of cool, effortless style that makes us feel amazing and powerful at this very age. Please join us at Grown and Flown as we venture forth into this new world together, and at Facebook and Instagram @thekoolestmoms.


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