Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Review of What I Bought & 22 Styled Looks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public today!! If you’ve been shopping the sale like I have, you know this year there are so many amazing deals! I am hoping to pick up a few more goodies today as they restock the sale for the public!

Today I am sharing some of the pieces I picked up during early access (and a few pieces I already owned and are part of the sale!). I am still waiting on a few packages to arrive, but hope to update this with pictures when I get them (hopefully a few arrive later today)! I have shared a little bit of insight on each piece. I have styled a few of these pieces multiple ways! Scroll all the way to the bottom for shoe reviews!

FYI: I am 5’3 and usually a xs/s in tops and a 25 in bottoms. My shoe size is 7!

Long Sleeve Tee // Suede Jacket // Denim // Booties

Halogen Long Sleeve Striped Tee (NOW: $25 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): This long sleeve tee is a closet staple. It’s super soft and stretchy and extremely lightweight. I love the tighter fit, which makes it perfect for tucking into bottoms. It gives the look of a bodysuit without the inconvenience of one. This is a layering piece I know I will get a ton of wear out of this fall and winter. It comes in a variety of colors and I’ve already added a few more to my cart.

BLANKNYC Next Level Suede Moto Jacket (NOW: $126 // AFTER SALE: $188 // SIZE: XS): I purchased the BLANKNYC Morning Suede Jacket in coffee bean 3 years ago and still wear it all the time. When I saw the gorgeous grey option, I knew I had to snag it! I love that this one doesn’t have the bottom belt buckle that the Morning Suede version’s do. This jacket fits like a glove and the suede is buttery soft. I have a small in my Morning Suede jacket, but decided to go with an XS in this one for a closer fit. If you plan on layering chunky sweaters, I would size up, but otherwise, stick to your regular size.

Good American High Waist Skinny Jeans (NOW: $113 // AFTER SALE: $169 // SIZE: 00): If you are going to splurge on one piece of denim, let it be these. I have never loved a pair of jeans like I do these! The fit is SO GOOD. It’s an incredibly flattering cut and I feel like they would look good on any body shape, and trust me, these do your booty alllll the favors. Every year I splurge on a pair of dark wash denim that I can wear in the classroom and I am so excited to throw these into the  rotation!

Tee // Ribbed Cardigan // Denim // Flats // Hat

BP V-Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $15 // SIZE: XS): Now is the time to stock up on these basic tees! These are great for everyday wear and layering. I always end up picking them up in a few colors. I get questions on how they wash all the time and have had no issues in the past! I usually wash and then hang dry a couple of times before deciding I don’t really care and throwing them in the dryer, lol. I do think they run a bit big and suggest sizing down, unless you like the oversized look!

Topshop Long Cardigan (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: ): This is the cozy cardi of my dreams! I ended up snagging this ribbed cardigan in two colors and know it’s going to be on repeat all fall and winter long. This is the ultimate cozy cardigan and is perfect for layering. Teachers, this is a GREAT find for cold days in the classroom! I usually size down in sweaters from this brand, but I guess wasn’t paying attention when I ordered because I ended up with smalls. This cardi is very oversized, but the size small actually works. Size down if you don’t want a super slouchy fit!

Free People Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26): My all time favorite denim, I own this pair in a few washes and was so excited to see it was part of the sale this year! They do run small…make sure to size up!

Sweater // Denim // Mules

Topshop Supersoft Deep Hem Crewneck Sweater (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: XS): This sweater is SO cozy! This is the type of oversized goodness I live in during the winter time. It’s a pretty heavy knit, so if you live somewhere that doesn’t get too cold, you might want to skip out on this one. However, if you live somewhere the temps drastically drop, this is the cozy knit for you! This is one that will layer perfectly when it is freezing out!

Free People Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 26): My all time favorite denim, I own this pair in a few washes and was so excited to see it was part of the sale this year! They do run small…make sure to size up!

Long Sleeve Ribbed Top // Denim // Flats

BP Long Sleeve Ribbed Tee (NOW: $19 // AFTER SALE: $29 // SIZE: XS): Another great long sleeve tee for layering. I love the higher neck, tighter fit and the ribbed detailing on this one!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): This denim is GOOD. You can’t beat the $45 price tag or the comfort level these babies offer. Teacher friends, if you are looking for a good pair of bargain denim for the classroom, these are for you! They are easy to move in and I love the dark wash.

Long Sleeve Ribbed Tee // Leopard Jacket // Denim // Booties

BP Long Sleeve Ribbed Tee (NOW: $19 // AFTER SALE: $29 // SIZE: XS): Another great long sleeve tee for layering. I love the higher neck, tighter fit and the ribbed detailing on this one!

STS Blue Leopard Print Denim Jacket (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: Small): This jacket gives me all the cool girl vibes. I’m actually surprised this is still in stock in most sizes. I think the leopard print adds such a fun touch and is the perfect way to spice up a basic tee and jeans combo.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): This denim is GOOD. You can’t beat the $45 price tag or the comfort level these babies offer. Teacher friends, if you are looking for a good pair of bargain denim for the classroom, these are for you! They are easy to move in and I love the dark wash.

Leopard Jacket // Tee // Denim // Flats

STS Blue Leopard Print Denim Jacket (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: Small): This jacket gives me all the cool girl vibes. I’m actually surprised this is still in stock in most sizes. I think the leopard print adds such a fun touch and is the perfect way to spice up a basic tee and jeans combo.

BP Fitted Crewneck Tee (NOW: $11 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS): A super soft, tighter fit, classic white tee. This one is great for tucking into high waisted bottoms and has just the right amount of stretch.

Good American High Waist Skinny Jeans (NOW: $113 // AFTER SALE: $169 // SIZE: 00): If you are going to splurge on one piece of denim, let it be these. I have never loved a pair of jeans like I do these! The fit is SO GOOD. It’s an incredibly flattering cut and I feel like they would look good on any body shape, and trust me, these do your booty alllll the favors. Every year I splurge on a pair of dark wash denim that I can wear in the classroom and I am so excited to throw these into the  rotation!

Long Sleeve Tee // Cardigan // Suede Skirt // Booties

Halogen Long Sleeve Striped Tee (NOW: $25 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): This long sleeve tee is a closet staple. It’s super soft and stretchy and extremely lightweight. I love the tighter fit, which makes it perfect for tucking into bottoms. It gives the look of a bodysuit without the inconvenience of one. This is a layering piece I know I will get a ton of wear out of this fall and winter. It comes in a variety of colors and I’ve already added a few more to my cart.

BP Longline Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I always stock up on these cardigans during the sale! They are lightweight enough that they are a great pieces for early fall days and can be easily layered! I love the longer length and that it has pockets. This is another one of my teaching staples.

BLANKNYC Suede Mini Skirt (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: 24): The sassiest little suede mini! This cutie comes in two colors and fits like a glove! I would say it runs a bit big, I ended up sizing up to a 24.

Leopard Cami // Ribbed Cardigan // Denim // Flats

BP Lace Trim Satin Cami (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $ // SIZE: XS) Run, don’t walk to buy this cami! Trust me, you won’t regret it! This is such a pretty piece to wear alone or layer up with a cardi or moto jacket. This cami has been brought back year after year…it’s always a top seller! It comes in some colors and fun prints this year. I already own it in white, emerald and black, and snagged it in the leopard and polka dot this year! I am wearing an XS!

Topshop Long Cardigan (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: ): This is the cozy cardi of my dreams! I ended up snagging this ribbed cardigan in two colors and know it’s going to be on repeat all fall and winter long. This is the ultimate cozy cardigan and is perfect for layering. Teachers, this is a GREAT find for cold days in the classroom! I usually size down in sweaters from this brand, but I guess wasn’t paying attention when I ordered because I ended up with smalls. This cardi is very oversized, but the size small actually works. Size down if you don’t want a super slouchy fit!

Levi’s Ribcage Super High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: 25): These jeans were one of the biggest surprises for me. I ordered them on a whim because I love the fit of Levi’s. I didn’t particularly love the stock photo, and let me tell you, it does not do this pair of denim justice. I actually fell in love with these! I love the higher waist, the minimal distressing and the wider leg. I don’t have anything like these in my closet and am excited to wear them this fall!

Sweater // Denim Mini Skirt // Mules // Hat

Topshop Supersoft Deep Hem Crewneck Sweater (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: XS): This sweater is SO cozy! This is the type of oversized goodness I live in during the winter time. It’s a pretty heavy knit, so if you live somewhere that doesn’t get too cold, you might want to skip out on this one. However, if you live somewhere the temps drastically drop, this is the cozy knit for you! This is one that will layer perfectly when it is freezing out!

BLANKNYC Zip Front Raw Hem Denim Miniskirt (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: 25): A little denim mini skirt is a fall staple and I love the zipper detailing on this one! I also love the raw hem. This one does run a bit big. I ordered my normal size 25 and could have sized down to a 24.

Denim Mini Skirt // Long Sleeve Tee // Cardigan // Booties

BLANKNYC Zip Front Raw Hem Denim Miniskirt (NOW: $59 // AFTER SALE: $88 // SIZE: 25): A little denim mini skirt is a fall staple and I love the zipper detailing on this one! I also love the raw hem. This one does run a bit big. I ordered my normal size 25 and could have sized down to a 24.

Halogen Long Sleeve Striped Tee (NOW: $25 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): This long sleeve tee is a closet staple. It’s super soft and stretchy and extremely lightweight. I love the tighter fit, which makes it perfect for tucking into bottoms. It gives the look of a bodysuit without the inconvenience of one. This is a layering piece I know I will get a ton of wear out of this fall and winter. It comes in a variety of colors and I’ve already added a few more to my cart.

BP Longline Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I always stock up on these cardigans during the sale! They are lightweight enough that they are a great pieces for early fall days and can be easily layered! I love the longer length and that it has pockets. This is another one of my teaching staples.

Tee // Denim // Cardigan // Hat // Booties

BP Fitted Crewneck Tee (NOW: $11 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS): A super soft, tighter fit, classic white tee. This one is great for tucking into high waisted bottoms and has just the right amount of stretch.

Levi’s Ribcage Super High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: 25): These jeans were one of the biggest surprises for me. I ordered them on a whim because I love the fit of Levi’s. I didn’t particularly love the stock photo, and let me tell you, it does not do this pair of denim justice. I actually fell in love with these! I love the higher waist, the minimal distressing and the wider leg. I don’t have anything like these in my closet and am excited to wear them this fall!

BP Leopard Cardigan (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: XS): This cozy leopard cardigan has been a top seller and it’s no wonder why. Animal print, especially leopard, is a huge trend for fall. This cardigan is the perfect way to incorporate leopard into your wardrobe. I love the longer length and how cozy this fuzzy cardi is.

Dress // Booties

Leith Wide Strap Sleeveless Midi Sweater Dress (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: XS): This midi dress is oh so flattering and sold out so fast! Fingers crossed for a re-stock of this midi because it’s such a versatile fall piece. Wear it with a chunky knit sweater or a moto jacket or knot a cozy crewneck pullover over the top.

Dress // Jacket // Booties

Leith Wide Strap Sleeveless Midi Sweater Dress (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: XS): This midi dress is oh so flattering and sold out so fast! Fingers crossed for a re-stock of this midi because it’s such a versatile fall piece. Wear it with a chunky knit sweater or a moto jacket or knot a cozy crewneck pullover over the top.

BLANKNYC Next Level Suede Moto Jacket (NOW: $126 // AFTER SALE: $188 // SIZE: XS): I purchased the BLANKNYC Morning Suede Jacket in coffee bean 3 years ago and still wear it all the time. When I saw the gorgeous grey option, I knew I had to snag it! I love that this one doesn’t have the bottom belt buckle that the Morning Suede version’s do. This jacket fits like a glove and the suede is buttery soft. I have a small in my Morning Suede jacket, but decided to go with an XS in this one for a closer fit. If you plan on layering chunky sweaters, I would size up, but otherwise, stick to your regular size.

Dress // Cardigan // Booties

Leith Wide Strap Sleeveless Midi Sweater Dress (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: XS): This midi dress is oh so flattering and sold out so fast! Fingers crossed for a re-stock of this midi because it’s such a versatile fall piece. Wear it with a chunky knit sweater or a moto jacket or knot a cozy crewneck pullover over the top.

Topshop Long Cardigan (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: ): This is the cozy cardi of my dreams! I ended up snagging this ribbed cardigan in two colors and know it’s going to be on repeat all fall and winter long. This is the ultimate cozy cardigan and is perfect for layering. Teachers, this is a GREAT find for cold days in the classroom! I usually size down in sweaters from this brand, but I guess wasn’t paying attention when I ordered because I ended up with smalls. This cardi is very oversized, but the size small actually works. Size down if you don’t want a super slouchy fit!

Sweater // Leggings // Booties // Hat

Free People Softly Structured Knit Tunic (NOW: // AFTER SALE: // SIZE: XS): I got this in grey last fall and it was one of my favorite sweaters. Super oversized, so soft and long enough to wear with leggings. When I saw it was part of the sale this year, I jumped at the chance to snag a new color. This is the fall sweater of your dreams.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: XS): Everyone RAVES about these leggings and it’s no wonder why…these babies are MAGIC! I purchased these last fall and can’t tell you how often I wore them in the fall and winter. They are so easy to dress up or down. I love the leather look of these because while they look like leather, they don’t look like some of the cheesier faux leather leggings that almost look plastic. They fit like a glove and are probably one of my all time favorite purchases. If you’ve been on the fence on these, get them!

Plaid Button Down //Leggings // Slip on Sneakers

Caslon Plaid Button Down (NOW: $46// AFTER SALE: $69// SIZE: Small ): This plaid button down is INCREDIBLY soft. I usually wear an XS in this brand, but sized up to a small for a longer length. I love the oversized look and that I can pair it with leggings. This is another one of my classroom picks…a piece that can go from work to the weekend!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: XS): Everyone RAVES about these leggings and it’s no wonder why…these babies are MAGIC! I purchased these last fall and can’t tell you how often I wore them in the fall and winter. They are so easy to dress up or down. I love the leather look of these because while they look like leather, they don’t look like some of the cheesier faux leather leggings that almost look plastic. They fit like a glove and are probably one of my all time favorite purchases. If you’ve been on the fence on these, get them!

Cardigan // Plaid Button Down // Denim // Slip On Sneakers

Caslon Plaid Button Down (NOW: $46// AFTER SALE: $69// SIZE: Small ): This plaid button down is INCREDIBLY soft. I usually wear an XS in this brand, but sized up to a small for a longer length. I love the oversized look and that I can pair it with leggings. This is another one of my classroom picks…a piece that can go from work to the weekend!

BP Longline Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I always stock up on these cardigans during the sale! They are lightweight enough that they are a great pieces for early fall days and can be easily layered! I love the longer length and that it has pockets. This is another one of my teaching staples.

Articles of Society Hillary High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 25 ): Another pair of budget friendly denim that are oh so flattering. At under $50 these are a great contender if you want a great pair of non-distressed denim with a flattering fit that won’t break the bank.

Suede Jacket // Polka Dot Cami // Cropped Denim // Booties

BLANKNYC Next Level Suede Moto Jacket (NOW: $126 // AFTER SALE: $188 // SIZE: XS): I purchased the BLANKNYC Morning Suede Jacket in coffee bean 3 years ago and still wear it all the time. When I saw the gorgeous grey option, I knew I had to snag it! I love that this one doesn’t have the bottom belt buckle that the Morning Suede version’s do. This jacket fits like a glove and the suede is buttery soft. I have a small in my Morning Suede jacket, but decided to go with an XS in this one for a closer fit. If you plan on layering chunky sweaters, I would size up, but otherwise, stick to your regular size.

BP Lace Trim Satin Cami (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $ // SIZE: XS) Run, don’t walk to buy this cami! Trust me, you won’t regret it! This is such a pretty piece to wear alone or layer up with a cardi or moto jacket. This cami has been brought back year after year…it’s always a top seller! It comes in some colors and fun prints this year. I already own it in white, emerald and black, and snagged it in the leopard and polka dot this year! I am wearing an XS!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $78 // SIZE: 0): I love a good pair of cropped denim and this pair is one of my sale favorites. Super comfortable, just the right amount of stretch and a raw hem. These do run a bit big…I am wearing a 0 and wish they had 00!

Tee // Ribbed Cardigan // Denim // Booties

BP Fitted Crewneck Tee (NOW: $11 // AFTER SALE: $17 // SIZE: XS): A super soft, tighter fit, classic white tee. This one is great for tucking into high waisted bottoms and has just the right amount of stretch.

Topshop Long Cardigan (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: ): This is the cozy cardi of my dreams! I ended up snagging this ribbed cardigan in two colors and know it’s going to be on repeat all fall and winter long. This is the ultimate cozy cardigan and is perfect for layering. Teachers, this is a GREAT find for cold days in the classroom! I usually size down in sweaters from this brand, but I guess wasn’t paying attention when I ordered because I ended up with smalls. This cardi is very oversized, but the size small actually works. Size down if you don’t want a super slouchy fit!

Good American High Waist Skinny Jeans (NOW: $113 // AFTER SALE: $169 // SIZE: 00): If you are going to splurge on one piece of denim, let it be these. I have never loved a pair of jeans like I do these! The fit is SO GOOD. It’s an incredibly flattering cut and I feel like they would look good on any body shape, and trust me, these do your booty alllll the favors. Every year I splurge on a pair of dark wash denim that I can wear in the classroom and I am so excited to throw these into the  rotation!

Lounge Set Top // Bottoms

BP Cozy Top (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: Small) and BP Cozy Bottoms (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: XS): This lounge set is perfectly named as it is so cozy! It comes in a variety of colors and prints and I wouldn’t mind owning all of them because this is the perfect little lounge set for hanging out around the house. I also love that the pieces can be mixed and matched!

Button Down Top // Denim // Mules

BP Bishop Long Sleeve Blouse (NOW: $36 // AFTER SALE: $55 // SIZE: XS): This top caught my eye with the cute sleeves and button detailing. It comes in a bunch of colors and is a great piece for work or the weekend. The buttons are functional too which I know is a huge bonus for all you nursing mamas out there!

Articles of Society Hillary High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 25 ): Another pair of budget friendly denim that are oh so flattering. At under $50 these are a great contender if you want a great pair of non-distressed denim with a flattering fit that won’t break the bank.

Tee // Cardigan // Denim // Booties

BP V-Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $15 // SIZE: XS): Now is the time to stock up on these basic tees! These are great for everyday wear and layering. I always end up picking them up in a few colors. I get questions on how they wash all the time and have had no issues in the past! I usually wash and then hang dry a couple of times before deciding I don’t really care and throwing them in the dryer, lol. I do think they run a bit big and suggest sizing down, unless you like the oversized look!

BP Longline Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I always stock up on these cardigans during the sale! They are lightweight enough that they are a great pieces for early fall days and can be easily layered! I love the longer length and that it has pockets. This is another one of my teaching staples.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): This denim is GOOD. You can’t beat the $45 price tag or the comfort level these babies offer. Teacher friends, if you are looking for a good pair of bargain denim for the classroom, these are for you! They are easy to move in and I love the dark wash.

Steve Madden Feather Studded Loafer (NOW: $60 // AFTER SALE: $90 // SIZE: 7 // Colors: Light Grey Suede and Tan Snake Print pictured below): I love love love these flats! So much so that I picked them up in two colors. These shoes are lightweight and super comfortable. I ordered them in the light grey suede, a more neutral color that will go with everything and the snake print for a pop of fun. These are one of my classroom picks!

Caslon Allie Wedge Sneakers (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $100// SIZE: 7.5 – size up! // COLOR: Taupe Suede): These wedge sneakers are so cute! I love that the wedge is subtle and gives just the right amount of lift. These are the perfect shoes for the classroom! I ordered up a size to a 7.5 as they do run a bit small.

Caslon Evelyn Genuine Calf Hair Mule (NOW: $70 // AFTER SALE: $110 // SIZE: 7): I missed out on leopard mules a few years ago and it was one of my biggest sale regrets. I can’t tell you how many times I got dressed and thought, “This would be so cute with leopard mules!”. Last year, leopard mules were the very first thing that made it into my cart, and let me tell you, I almost wore those babies out. I had to snag another pair this year because these are by far my favorite shoe to wear in the classroom! They add a fun pop to any outfit and these are so comfortable!  These run true to size! I ordered my regular size 7 for a perfect fit!

Vince Camuto Gigietta Booties (NOW: $99 // AFTER SALE: $150 // SIZE: 7 // COLOR: Tortilla Suede): I got a similar pair of booties last year and literally wore them out. I think I like this year’s pair even more! These come in multiple colors, including some prints and are on sale for $99! I love the tortilla suede color which is very taupe, because it will go with everything (see above…I paired them with almost every outfit!). I love the pointy toe and the unique open side design. This pair of booties really flatters the legs too! It says that these run small on the website, but I didn’t have an issue. I ordered my regular size and found that they fit perfectly!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Early Access Picks + Closet Faves on Sale

 

 

IT’S HERE! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access has begun! Starting today, cardholders get early access to the sale of the year…NEW fall arrivals at discounted prices! The sale opens to the public on July 19th, but if you want the hot ticket items (think Tory Burch bags, fall’s hottest booties and AG Denim ON SALE), it’s important to take advantage early!! Check out my early access first look picks above, just click the item to shop! Below, you will find some styled looks of pieces I already have and love that are part of the sale, and at the end of the post, you will find some of my faves from each category. I am still working on updating this post, so check back throughout the weekend!

 

Cardigan (xs) // Cami (xs) // Denim (26 – runs small) // Shoes*

Thermal Top (xs) // Denim (26) // Hat (similar version)// Shoes

Cardigan (xs) // Tee (xs) // Denim (25) // Mules (updated version!)

Hat (similar version)// Sweater (xs) // Denim (0) // Mules (updated version!)

Tee (xs) // Cardi (S/M) // Leggings (xs)

Wubby Pullover (m) // Leggings (xs)


You’re Invited! 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Rundown!

It’s that time of year again!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog was officially released and that means the most wonderful time of year…aka the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner! I look forward to this sale EVERY year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other! Typically, sales feature older merchandise at a marked down price, making room for fresh inventory for a new season. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does the opposite, offering NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. When I say new, I mean fresh fall styles that haven’t hit the shelves yet. Basically you are getting the newest fall pieces at a sale price!

WHAT IS ON SALE? 

ALL of the goodies won’t be known until the sale officially begins, but the Nordstrom Anniversary catalog gives a great sneak peek of some of the offerings! I’ve already browsed it a few times and circled a bunch items I want to add to my closet! I love shopping for new fall pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially shoes and denim!! I always find great deals on new staples for work too, because we all know one of the best parts of being a teacher is the back to school shopping! It’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family! You can get ahead of the game by downloading the catalog HERE and figuring out your game plan!

 

The sale officially opens to the public on July 19th, but you can get a sneak peek, and even start shopping early (what?!?) if you are a cardholder starting July 12th! Cardholders get 7 whole days to shop the sale before it is even open to the public (even more so if you are an icon or ambassador cardholder)! Why does this matter you ask?? These items are new and discounted and hot ticket items often sell out before the sale even opens to the public!

Becoming a card holder is EASY! Don’t miss out on shopping early and sign up HERE.

This way, you get to shop 7 days early. This is definite bonus as you get access to the sale before the public and get first pick on hot fall finds at their sale price before they sell out!

 

WHERE TO SHOP 

Obviously you can head to your nearest Nordstrom to shop the sale, but I prefer shopping online from the comfort of my own home! I also live 3 hours from the nearest Nordstom…soooo there’s that! Online shopping is easy and with free returns and exchanges the process of finding those must have pieces is effortless! Throughout the sale (July 12th – August 4th), I will have posts featuring my sale favorites on the blog! I plan on sharing my top sale picks, shoe favorites, styling tips, teacher faves and more! If there is something you want to see let me know!

My first post will be live shortly after the sale opens, so make sure to stop by and share what you are buying! If you are interested in what I picked up last year, check out this review of my purchases, teacher picks, denim guide and all of the other nsale goodies I featured HERE!

TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE SALE

1.  SHOP, SHOP, SHOP – This is a huge one and something I always do every year! Hot selling items will go fast (Nordstrom anticipates some being gone within 24 hours!). Order early, try on in the comfort of your own home and keep what you can’t live without. Remember, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns! Because I live almost 3 hours from the nearest Nordstrom, I find that this works best for me! I usually place an order as soon as the sale opens (and will probably place a few more before the end of the sale, if I’m being honest), and plan on trying everything at home to determine what works for me. I typically snag a few items that I am even on the fence about because I can’t tell you HOW MANY TIMES I have debated a purchase only for me to decide I did want it just as it sold out! Find out sale details an how to become a cardholder HERE so you can get access to all the goodies before they sell out!

2. MAKE A LIST (and check it twice!) – While I firmly believe in buying more and returning what you can live without during the sale, I also think it’s important to not go overboard! I mean do you really need the North Face down parka coat if you live somewhere that rarely gets below 50 degrees? Just because it’s a great deal doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a must buy! I’ve too often been tempted to purchase items I really don’t need, so now I always go in with a shopping list! Write down the items you are looking for and keep your eyes peeled for good deals in those categories!

3. GET FAMILIAR WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE – Spend some time looking over your wardrobe before you shop. Not only does this ensure you don’t walk away with items you already have, but it also helps you find pieces to incorporate into your closet! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eyed something only to realize I have an almost identical version at home! I have also used this trick to find pieces to style with items already in my closet. One of my favorite things to do is look for fall accessories that I can pair with some of my easy summer dresses. It’s so easy to turn a summer tee dress into a fall appropriate look by pairing it with a cardi, scarf and some boots!

Want to make sure you don’t miss any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts? All of my sale posts will live under the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE tab on the top menu bar!

I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until the sale starts!

Let the shopping begin!

Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2019

Cardigan // Tee // Jeans // Sneakers

Happy Memorial Day weekend babes! This weekend marks 3 weeks until I am officially on summer vacay! I am so ready for warm weather, days at the lake and lazy mornings sleeping in and enjoying my coffee! I am also so excited to shop the summer sales, starting with some of the BEST sales this weekend! MDW always offers some of the best shopping of the year, and I can’t wait to stock up on some summer goodies! I’ve rounded up some of the best sales below, and will be updating this post throughout the weekend, so make sure to stay tuned! In the meantime, I plan on enjoying my weekend indoors (it’s supposed to rain ALL weekend…it’s currently pouring…insert eyeroll), completing my report cards and rewarding myself with some time to  shop the sales!

xo

Abercrombie & Fitch // 50% off throughout the store

American Eagle // 25-60% off everything

Anthropologie // 40% off sale items

Aerie // 40-60% off Aerie collection

ASOS // Up to 40% off

Baublebar // Tons of markdowns

DSW // Clearance up to 60% off

Express // 40% off everything

Forever 21 // Memorial Day deals & extra 30% off sale with code EXTRA30

Free People // 40% off select styles

GAP // 40% off everything with code READY

Goodnight Macaroon // Extra 40% off flash sale with code CUTE40

J.Crew // 40% off sitewide with code SHOP40

J.Crew Factory // 60% off

LOFT // 40% off your purchase with code FINALLY

Madewell // 20% off on dresses and shoes with code PERFECTMATCH & 20% off tees, tanks and denim shorts with code SUNNY20

Marc Fisher // Additional 20% off select items with code MDW19

Nordstrom // Half Yearly Sale – up to 50% off

Old Navy // 50% off all tees, tanks, shorts and swimwear

Revolve // Spring sale up to 65% off

Sam Edelman // Up to 50% off almost everything with code HISUMMER30

Shopbop // Up to 40% off sale styles

Sole Society // Up to 60% off select styles
SSENSE // Up to 50% off sitewide
Urban Outfitters // Daily deals!
Walmart // Up to 40% off
 
Wildfox // 25% off with code HAVEITALL