While on our Fall Break at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, we got dressed up and headed out to dinner one night at Proof Canteen restaurant. I love dressing my kids in clothing I love, that is also good quality that I know will last. My kids can be rough on their clothing with how active they are, so quality kids clothing has always been important to me. I have always loved Janie and Jack clothing for my children, and I’m excited to partner with them on this post! They always have the cutest selection, and most importantly, it is such good quality!
We had a little time before dinner, and the kids just looked so darling that I had to snap a few photos of them. Thomas was obviously thrilled, whenever I take out the camera, he is the first to protest. No time to pause when you can party! Ha! (Read more for full outfit details!)
When thinking of a warm vacation destination, the desert is often overlooked, but it is definitely something to consider. Arizona is a great family vacation destination once the summer months are over, and the weather isn’t so extreme. Scottsdale was the perfect place for our family to escape to on our Fall Break this year, and we enjoyed every minute of it!We stayed at the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort at Troon North in Scottsdale. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the landscape of the desert was. Right outside our room there was a beautiful little mountain filled with cacti and rocks, and it almost didn’t look real it was so perfect!Kids Outfits from: Janie and Jack
My kids enjoyed the warmer fall weather, and quickly got back into summer mode, swimsuits, flip flops and all. A welcomed break from jackets, sweaters, and boots back home. Bring on the Vitamin D! We all enjoyed the desert air, and we quickly became more relaxed, and really were able to enjoy our time!
In my opinion, I don’t think the Desert gets near the attention is deserves. Be sure to read on for 10 Reasons to Escape to the Desert for your next family vacation!
10 Reasons to Consider a Desert Escape for your next Family Vacation Destination:
Scottsdale has some amazing Resorts with incredible amenities:The Four Seasons in Scottsdale ended up being the perfect place for our fall family vacation! With a gorgeous pool, grounds, top notch restaurants, it ended up being the exact getaway we were looking for!
Warmer Weather: If you live in a cooler climate, escaping to the desert is perfect when you want to vacation in a nice warm place. It was sure nice to have pool weather again, since back home in Utah it has been a little crisp and cool.
If you are serious about getting the best deals, and saving some serious cash, the key is to be sure to buy the hot items before they sell out! Having a Nordstrom card will help ensure this since you can shop the sale now! That is 8 days before those without a card!
I have a Nordstrom Debit card which I love because it comes right out of my checking account, and there is no need to remember to make payments. You also get some killer rewards when you use it, like money to spend at Nordstrom, free alterations, and early access to shop the big Anniversary sale!
Here are the Sale Dates you’l’l want to know:
Early Access for Nordstrom Card Holders: July 14 – 21
Public Sale: July 22 – August 7
There are certain items that I am willing to spend a little more money on, and during this sale, you can get some amazing deals on items that hardly go on sale, if ever! Certain items you want to go for quality, items like shoes, designer denim, handbags, beauty products, items that you love and use day in and day out and you wouldn’t want to skimp on. The Anniversary Sale is where you can get those name brand high quality items at the best prices! And, another amazing thing is that Nordstrom always has free shipping and free returns, cardholder or not! I know I hate paying shipping, so that is a big deal for me!
Here are a few of my must buy pieces to buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that will save you a ton of money! (Click on item to shop! This post contains affiliate links.)
Athletic Shoes: Nikes and other brands of athletic shoes rarely go on sale, so this it the time to snag yourself a pair. The Nikes always sell out fast during the sale!
Beauty Products: I’m obsessed with Donna Karan’s Cashmere Deodorant! They hardly ever go on sale, so now is the time to stock up on that, and other favorite beauty products!
Natori Bras: These are my absolute favorite bras that I wear every day! During the sale they are a great price, and usually never go on sale. If you haven’t been into Nordstrom to get fitted, I highly recommend it! Life changing!
Athletic Gear: Much like the shoes, athletic gear hardly goes on sale, and during the sale, several Zella leggings are marked down, some starting at less than $25!
Designer Denim: Designer Denim is totally worth it in my book. They last forever, and the fit is hard to beat, and the quality is un-matched. While it is worth it, they can come at a hefty price. But, during the sale you can get designer denim for a great price! I am obsessed with the AG Farrah Skinny Jeans, and I have been on the search for them in black! During the sale they are $124.90, which is an amazing deal for these jeans! They are my absolute favorite denim!
MAC Makeup Brushes are always on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and they are well worth it! I’ve had mine for several years, and I love them!
Designer Bags: During the sale you can get some great deals on designer bags that you’ve had your eye on. They also rarely go on sale, and they are worth the investment. Real leather is always such better quality and longer lasting!
Men’s Dress Shoes: I always get a pair of ECCO’s for my husband during the Anniversary sale. He spends a lot of time in dress clothes, and he swears by ECCO shoes. They last long, and are such high quality. Plus, during the sale, you can get them for almost half off!
I looked over the entire sale, and here are a few of my other favorite items from the Anniversary Sale! (click to shop!)