Gifts That Last

The best kind of gifts are gifts that last; they ones have you can get a lot of use out of without having to replace over and over.  Truth be told, most of my favorite things are gifts that I’ve received from Kyle (my husband) that he’s purchased from Nordstrom.  He’s a really good gift-giver.  As y’all know, I’m pretty frugal so almost anything that I want that costs, let’s say, more than $100, he is usually the one that buys it.  I tend to have major buyers remorse and, well, he has none.  Ha!  And, let me clarify, we share finances so it shouldn’t matter if I’m the one that buys it or if it’s him.  I just tend to overthink everything and he doesn’t.  Perhaps that’s the difference between a man and a woman.

Anywho, with that, some of the things that I’ve contemplated buying are things that have actually lasted me for a very long time!  So, kudos to Kyle for pulling the trigger for me.  And, kudos to Nordstrom for being a one-stop-shop for pretty much everything!

With it being gifting season, today I thought I’d share some gifts that last!  Each of these items are incredibly durable and I would highly recommend to everyone!


Hunter Boots


Hunter Boots

Hunter Boots

I never realized how much Hunter Boots would come in handy until I got them.  I wear them ALL YEAR LONG.  When it sprinkles, when it rains, when it snows (which is pretty much never), when we go camping or when I just feel like wearing them.  I love that they are super easy to clean and that they can easily be styled.   As silly as it sounds, I always feel cute when I wear Hunter Boots.

In regards to sizing, mine run big so if you’re between sizes I would go down.  However, I have seen a few styles that run small so it’s always good to check reviews just in case!  We’re actually getting Remi this pair for Christmas, but I’m going to size up on hers so they can last a little longer.

Here are some of my favorite styles:



Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Feaux Leather Leggings

My love for the Spanx Faux Leather leggings is nothing new as I tend to talk about these all the time!  There truly is something magical about these leggings.  I literally wear them at least once a week, every single week!  They are incredibly versatile; they can easily be dressed up or down and they suck you in and lift you up in ALL the right places!   Plus, I have received SO much great feedback from y’all on these faux leather leggings.

Sizing reference: They fit TTS, but if you’re between sizes, I would go up.  I am wearing an xs in these leggings.



Over the knee boots

Over the knee boots

Over the Knee boots

These Vince Camuto over the knee boots were another gift from Kyle.  I instantly fell in love with them during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Kyle went to Nordstrom during the sale and purchased them and then gifted them to me for my birthday.   I absolutely LOVE these boots and how durable they are.  The stitching is so pretty; I get so many compliments on these.  They come in several other colors, but mine are the Olive Branch Suede.

Size reference:  If you’re between sizes, I would go up one.  There are also regular and wide calf options.  Other cute options:



Ugg Boots


Ugg Boots

Ugg Boots

No joke, I’ve had these UGG boots from Nordstrom for seven years.  Yep, that’s right, SEVEN years!  I wear them around the house all year long and I even wear them to run errands during the colder months.  Even after all these years, the soles on these UGG boots still look BRAND NEW and they’re still cozy as ever.  UGG boots are definitely a gift that lasts….literally forever!  There are so many great styles; these are a great gift for everyone in the family.

Mine are the Tall Classics UGG boots and I love them + they have AMAZING reviews! Sizing reference: I got my normal size, but I’ve heard some people suggest sizing up.   They seem a tad snug when you first get them, but they stretch and conform to your feet.  They are SO comfy!  Here are some other super cute styles:


The good thing about purchasing items such a these from Nordstrom, aside from them having free shipping and returns, is that if for ANY reason you have an issue or these items don’t live up to their expectations, they will refund you or allow you to exchange.  The customer service at Nordstrom is absolutely amazing!


Hi, I'm Jen!

I'm a mom of two who lives on coffee (and wine) and a lot of humor! If you enjoy affordable + achievable style, then you're in the right place. I'm so glad you're here!


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  1. Shelly Nutt wrote:

    I agree with your comment about customer service. I bought the cutest black velour sweat pants, wore them once and they split right down the booty seam. I wrote a note, stuck them in a box and returned them, thinking it was a long shot but MAYBE they’d give me a refund. With no questions asked, the full refund showed up on my account. Amazing. Because of the free shipping and amazing customer service, I don’t like shopping anywhere else!!

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
    • That’s awesome!! I agree, I’ve never seen customer service as amazing as theirs!

      Posted 12.16.17 Reply

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