Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Teacher Picks & Classroom to Weekend Looks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open for a few more days! Have you shopped the sale? I’ve definitely taken advantage of the sale picking up new items for fall and winter. My favorite thing to shop for during the sale though is back to school. It’s a great time to stock up on new pieces for your classroom wardrobe!

Today I am sharing my teacher picks including some classroom to weekend outfit ideas! You will notice that my classroom style involves lots of basics and layering pieces that can be mixed and matched. My school is pretty laid back, so my staples include non-distressed denim, booties, mules, cardigans and basic tops. Think of this as outfit inspiration and re-create any of these looks by adding your own touches! Don’t forget to check out my other post of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases that also include some classroom appropriate outfits and a full shoe review!

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

Top // Jeans // Shoes // Necklace

All in Favor Wrap Top (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: Small): This top is such a steal! It’s a great work option that can be dressed up or down. I love the wrap fit and the slightly puffed sleeves. It comes in 3 color options, including a black and white polka dot print that I think I will be ordering too!

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! If you can wear denim in the classroom, this is a great pair of non-distressed that are easy to move in. These will be great for the beginning of the school year!

Top // Pants // Booties, similar and in stock

All in Favor Wrap Top (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $39 // SIZE: Small): This top is such a steal! It’s a great work option that can be dressed up or down. I love the wrap fit and the slightly puffed sleeves. It comes in 3 color options, including a black and white polka dot print that I think I will be ordering too!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): A great pair of black pants or denim is one of my teacher wardrobe staples. I heard rave reviews about these last year and knew I had to get my hands on a pair this year! These are extremely comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. The best part about these is the soft inner waistband.

Top // Jeans // Booties

Leith Rib Wrap Top (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I am so surprised that this top is still in stock! It’s a thicker knit, but not quite sweater material. I love the tighter fit of this one because it is perfect for layering! This is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down!

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.

Top // Pants // Shoes, similar here

Leith Rib Wrap Top (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I am so surprised that this top is still in stock! It’s a thicker knit, but not quite sweater material. I love the tighter fit of this one because it is perfect for layering! This is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): A great pair of black pants or denim is one of my teacher wardrobe staples. I heard rave reviews about these last year and knew I had to get my hands on a pair this year! These are extremely comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. The best part about these is the soft inner waistband.

Top // Jacket // Jeans // Booties

Leith Rib Wrap Top (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I am so surprised that this top is still in stock! It’s a thicker knit, but not quite sweater material. I love the tighter fit of this one because it is perfect for layering! This is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down!

STS Blue Leopard Print Denim Jacket (NOW: $52 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: Small): This jacket gives me all the cool girl vibes. I think the leopard print adds such a fun touch and is the perfect way to spice up a basic tee and pants combo in the classroom!

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.

Top // Jeans // Booties

Harper Long Sleeve Top (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: SMALL): I’ve been loving the animal print trend, so this leopard top is right up my ally! This is a piece that can be dressed up or down and is long enough to pair with leggings. If you aren’t a fan of this print, this top comes in 3 other options. I am wearing a small, but found it to run a bit big and wished I would have sized down!

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.

Top // Cardigan // Jeans // Shoes

Harper Long Sleeve Top (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: SMALL): I’ve been loving the animal print trend, so this leopard top is right up my ally! This is a piece that can be dressed up or down and is long enough to pair with leggings. If you aren’t a fan of this print, this top comes in 3 other options. I am wearing a small, but found it to run a bit big and wished I would have sized down!

BP Longline Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS):  This is one of my go to layering pieces for the classroom. The length makes this cardigan perfect for layering with dresses, tights and boots in the winter time!

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.

Polka Dot Top // Jeans // Shoes

Halogen Wrap Front Peplum Top (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: XS): This top is even prettier in person! It has such a flattering fit and is another piece that is super easy to dress up or down. It has a snap closer at the top, which ensures everything stays in place! This cutie comes in 12 color options!

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!

Cardigan // Polka Dot Top // Pants // Booties, similar and in stock

BP Grandma Stitch Cardigan (NOW: $36 // AFTER SALE: $55 // SIZE: XS): I love this cardigan! This was a surprise find for me as I put it into my cart on a whim. This is the coziest little cardi and I love the chunky knit! It’s the perfect layering piece for chilly days in the classroom!

Halogen Wrap Front Peplum Top (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: XS): This top is even prettier in person! It has such a flattering fit and is another piece that is super easy to dress up or down. It has a snap closer at the top, which ensures everything stays in place! This cutie comes in 12 color options!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): A great pair of black pants or denim is one of my teacher wardrobe staples. I heard rave reviews about these last year and knew I had to get my hands on a pair this year! These are extremely comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. The best part about these is the soft inner waistband.

Sweater // Pants // Shoes

Madewell Patch Pocket Pullover Sweater (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $75 // SIZE: Medium): I love the stripes on this sweater. This little number has two front pockets and ribbed detailing. I sized up in this to a medium for an oversized fit. I love that I can wear this to work and then off the shoulder on the weekend!

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): A great pair of black pants or denim is one of my teacher wardrobe staples. I heard rave reviews about these last year and knew I had to get my hands on a pair this year! These are extremely comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. The best part about these is the soft inner waistband.

Top // Pants // Shoes, similar here

Gibson Cozy Twist Front Pullover (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): This top is a cozy staple with a fun twist (haha quite literally). It is SO soft and I love the longer length in the back, making it a piece you could definitely wear with leggings. I am wearing an XS, but this top definitely runs a bit big. I’m thinking of exchanging for an XXS.

CASLON Crop Utility Pants (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: 25): These utility pants are easy and effortless and a great alternative to your average work pant. These also come in a fun camo print. The crop fit is a great length for the start of the school year!

Cardigan, similar style here // Tee // Pants // Mules

Leith Longline Cardigan (NOW: $46 // AFTER SALE: $69// SIZE: XS ): This cardigan is another closet staple. I love the lighter weight of, the ribbed detailing and the longer length. This neutral color will go with EVERYTHING.

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!

CASLON Crop Utility Pants (NOW: $50 // AFTER SALE: $79 // SIZE: 25): These utility pants are easy and effortless and a great alternative to your average work pant. These also come in a fun camo print. The crop fit is a great length for the start of the school year!

Sweater // Pants // Scarf // Sneakers

BP Lightweight Sweater (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $32 // SIZE: XS ): The perfect lightweight sweater for early fall days. This one is perfect for layering and will be great in the classroom on those early fall days when it’s freezing in the morning and warms up a bit in the afternoon. This cutie comes in 6 colors, including some fun, bright options.

WIT & WISDOM Ab-Solution Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans (NOW: $45 // AFTER SALE: $68 // SIZE: 0): A great pair of black pants or denim is one of my teacher wardrobe staples. I heard rave reviews about these last year and knew I had to get my hands on a pair this year! These are extremely comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. The best part about these is the soft inner waistband.

Top, similar here // Skirt // Booties, similar and in stock

Socialite Long Sleeve Cozy Top (NOW: $23 // AFTER SALE: $35 // SIZE: Small): This soft fleecey tee is the perfect way to incorporate the snake print trend into your wardrobe! This is another piece that can be worn alone or layered up.

Topshop Topstitch Twill Mini Skirt (NOW: $36 // AFTER SALE: $55 // SIZE: US 2): I fell in love with the color and design of this skirt! I love the oversized pockets and the high waist. I ordered a size 2 and found it to run a bit short. I wouldn’t wear this one to work, but plan on exchanging for a US 4 for the extra bit of length so I can wear it in the classroom! The color is so perfect for fall!

Sweater // Skirt // Booties, similar and in stock

BP Lightweight Sweater (NOW: $26 // AFTER SALE: $32 // SIZE: XS ): The perfect lightweight sweater for early fall days. This one is perfect for layering and will be great in the classroom on those early fall days when it’s freezing in the morning and warms up a bit in the afternoon. This cutie comes in 6 colors, including some fun, bright options.

Topshop Topstitch Twill Mini Skirt (NOW: $36 // AFTER SALE: $55 // SIZE: US 2): I fell in love with the color and design of this skirt! The he oversized pockets and the high waist make this skirt so fun! I ordered a size 2 and found it to run a bit short. I wouldn’t wear this one to work, but plan on exchanging for a US 4 for the extra bit of length so I can wear it in the classroom! The color is so perfect for fall!

Top // Skirt // Vintage Boho Bag (get 10% off with code TWENTIESGIRL10 at checkout // Booties, similar and in stock

Free People Little Runaway Blouse (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: XS): This top is even prettier in person! It’s slightly sheer, but not sheer enough that it’s see through! The tie at the neck allows you to tie things up and into place if you have a bigger bust. I might even pair this with a pretty cami underneath for work!

Topshop Topstitch Twill Mini Skirt (NOW: $36 // AFTER SALE: $55 // SIZE: US 2): I fell in love with the color and design of this skirt! I love the oversized pockets and the high waist. I ordered a size 2 and found it to run a bit short. I wouldn’t wear this one to work, but plan on exchanging for a US 4 for the extra bit of length so I can wear it in the classroom! The color is so perfect for fall!

Top // Jeans // Vintage Boho Bag (get 10% off with code TWENTIESGIRL10 at checkout // Booties, similar and in stock

Free People Little Runaway Blouse (NOW: $65 // AFTER SALE: $98 // SIZE: XS): This top is even prettier in person! It’s slightly sheer, but not sheer enough that it’s see through! The tie at the neck allows you to tie things up and into place if you have a bigger bust. I might even pair this with a pretty cami underneath for work! Pair it with some distressed denim for the weekend!

Good American Good Flare Ripped Jeans (NOW: $120 // AFTER SALE: $179 // SIZE: 00): This pair of denim is not for the classroom, but a pair that will be one of my go to’s on the weekend! I was SO excited about getting this pair and they did not disappoint when I finally received them!! Like the other pair of Good American jeans I purchased at the sale this year, these fit like a GLOVE. They are SO Flattering! I’ve been wanting to try a pair of flares for awhile now, but knew I would need the perfect fit to pull them off. These are definitely more of a splurge denim, but so worth it! They do run pretty big, I had to size down to a 00.

 

Top // Jeans //Booties, similar and in stock // Bag

Leith Rib Wrap Top (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49 // SIZE: XS): I am so surprised that this top is still in stock! It’s a thicker knit, but not quite sweater material. I love the tighter fit of this one because it is perfect for layering! This is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down!

Good American Good Flare Ripped Jeans (NOW: $120 // AFTER SALE: $179 // SIZE: 00): This pair of denim is not for the classroom, but a pair that will be one of my go to’s on the weekend! I was SO excited about getting this pair and they did not disappoint when I finally received them!! Like the other pair of Good American jeans I purchased at the sale this year, these fit like a GLOVE. They are SO Flattering! I’ve been wanting to try a pair of flares for awhile now, but knew I would need the perfect fit to pull them off. These are definitely more of a splurge denim, but so worth it! They do run pretty big, I had to size down to a 00.

July Shopbop Picks

This month’s Shopbop picks are pieces that you can wear now and transition into cooler weather. My wardrobe is slowly gaining lightweight knits and pieces in earth tones. I am loving all of the animal print pieces and am also eyeing a new bag in a neutral color that can be paired with my bright summer prints and then autumn tones. Check out my favorite picks below. Just click the links to shop!

Free People Sweater // Rebecca Minkoff Bag // Shashi Earrings // Free People Dress // Z Supply Dress // Sam Edelman Loafers // AGOLDE Shorts //BB Dakota Ruffle Blouse //  ZAC Zac Posen Bag // Free People Cardigan // Golden Goose Sneakers // Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody // Reformation Skirt

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!