Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Dressing Room Review Part 2

Man, that was a fun day yesterday, but totally wore me out! Who knew shopping and writing about it could be so exhausting?!  I guess the fact that I got up at 2am to finish my 1st dressing room post made for a rough morning! But, a good night’s sleep has me energized for Day #2 of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Tell me, what did you score?! I ended up shopping the Sale online and found so.many.more things on the site than they had at my store. #always But then, I had trouble checking out and I heard some of you did too.  #getittogetherNordstrom! #wewanttoshop!  My order did go through and I’m hoping the problem is completely fixed today because I have more to show you from the things I tried on yesterday!  *Update: Good news: Because of those issues, Nordstrom is giving 10 points per dollar on your Anniversary Sale purchases through midnight tonight! 

And I didn’t forget you non-cardholders! There’s more for you at the end of today’s post!

To help you with sizing, I wrote this post a little differently, calling out my recommendations for sizing up or down with “SIZING” under each item so you could see it easier.  For fit reference I’m 5’1, 105 pounds and 34D. I hope this helps!

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan XS/S $76 now, $116 after sale 

I don’t know how I went to the anniversary sale and my very favorite thing ended up being a piece of loungewear! But, honestly, it’s my new BFF. I’m wearing it right now while I type this sentence. 😉  It’s one of those things that after you get it, you can’t believe you lived without it for so long! I promise both you (and your mom) will love it! I brought it home yesterday and was showing my mom and she immediately wanted to wear it so I ordered her one.  I’m also stocking up on this to give as Christmas gifts this year to some very dear friends!  It’s literally the cozy of the coziest and a snuggle magnet!  I’m wearing the color Cocoa/Pearl Heather, but it’s more brown than the grey.

SIZING: The sizing is kind of odd in this because it goes XS/S for 2-6; Medium for 8-10; and Large/XL for 12-16.  

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 PJ Salvage Pajama Set

PJ Salvage Pajama Set XS

Next up is the pair of pajamas I scored. I like a shorts + 3/4 sleeve top combo and this one is lightweight and comfy. The pink with grey elephants is sweet too.

SIZING:  It runs on the small side, XS fit me perfectly, but keep in mind the shorts are short.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 military jacket

Madewell Catskills Jacket XS $79 now, $118 after sale ⋅ Articles of Society Mya Skinny Jeans 25 $38 now, $59 laterTop Shop Balloon Sleeve Tee XS ⋅ Hunter Original Refined Short Rain Boot $119 now, $185 after sale

The Mya Skinny Jeans are probably the best value skinny jean in the entire Anniversary sale, which makes them one of my top picks. Can you believe they are under $40?!  I like the solid, darker wash and how unbelievably comfortable they are- probably because they’re stretchy, but still hold their shape.  I have a better picture of them a few down with the white balloon sleeve top.

If you don’t have a military jacket in your wardrobe, consider this one. It’s a great basic layering piece for mild weather.

I showed you the Hunter boots yesterday, another item you should add to your cart if you don’t have.  You will be so surprised how much you wear them!

SIZING: The jeans run big and have a lot of stretch in them.  I ended up ordering the 24.  The jacket fits TTS, but was tight across the back on me.  The boots come in whole sizes only, so size up if you’re in between.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017JCrew jacket

A.G. The Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans 25 $149 now, $225 later Halogen Black V Back Top XS ⋅ J. Crew Wool Sweater Blazer ⋅ Marc Fisher LTD Over The Knee Boot $149 now, $229 after sale

I was surprised how much I liked this blazer! I wanted to show you the boots again, so you could see the other pair I ended up ordering for comparison.

SIZING: Jeans fit TTS and are super slimming and figure flattering with a raw edge hem. Boots are also TTS, but this pair was more like a thigh high on me (24 inch shaft) because I’m only 5’1. 

Scarlett Over the Knee Boot

Halogen Scarlett Over The Knee Boot $119 now, $190 after sale

SIZING:  I’m excited about this OTK boot because it’s still a slim silhouette, but only a 20-inch shaft, 4 inches shorter than the boots I’m wearing with the blazer.  The heel isn’t too high either and it will go great with short boho dresses and skinny jeans. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale cowl neck tunic

Two By Vince Camuto Space Die Jersey XS $38 now, $59 later

This cowl neck top has some metallic in the material, so it would be a good option for a night out. It’s also longer in the back, so  it covers your rear and you could wear it with leggings and booties. Add one of the leather jackets I’m featuring later in this post and you are all set!

SIZING: Fits TTS.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Lush cold shoulder top

B.P. Ripped Jeans 25 $42 now, $65 after sale ⋅ Lush Cold Shoulder Top XS $29 now, $45 after sale ⋅ B.P. Fringe Plaid Scarf $15 now, $25 after sale

You can dress this cold shoulder top up or down and I’m sure it will look even better with a little ironing. When can we start wearing scarves?!

SIZING:  These ripped jeans are petite friendly with a lot of stretch, so you might want to size down.  Top runs TTS.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Articles of Society skinny jeans

Top Shop Balloon Sleeve Tee XS $29 now, $45 after sale Articles of Society Mya Skinny Jeans 25 $38 now, $59 later ⋅  B.P. Tale Slide $49 now, $80 after sale

How fun is this balloon top?! The middle part is fitted and I think it would be even better with a statement necklace.  And here is the better look at the must-have Mya Skinny jeans.  I cuffed the length because they were too long and I need to get them altered.

SIZING: Top fits TTS, size down 1 in the jeans.  In the shoes, I normally wear 6 or 6 1/2 and I went with the 6 1/2 in these.

Madewell Modern Linen Gather Top XS $38 now, $59 after saleAG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jean 25 ⋅ B.P. Tale Slide

At first I thought this top was too short, but as while I was wearing it, it quickly grew on me as a stylish, casual option for everyday.  It has little side ruching for added detail and cuffed sleeves. I wouldn’t put it in the dryer though for fear it would shrink. It also comes in cream and black.

SIZING: Top is TTS, but you’ll want to size up if you want a looser fit. Jeans fit TTS. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 AG paint splatter jeans

A.G. The Legging Step Hem 25 $163 now, $245 after saleHalogen Black V Back Top XS $39 now, $59 after saleVince Camuto Prasata Bootie $99 now, $149 after sale 

I wanted to try this second pair of AG jeans with a bit of paint splatter and rips.  This pair has the trend with the ‘stem hem’ front ankle higher than the back, but because I’m too short, you can’t see that detail.  If you are only going to splurge on one pair of AG jeans, I’d go with the AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jean.

I liked this black blouse as a basic to add to your wardrobe that would be particularly good with printed or colorful skirts and slacks that you can wear tucked or untucked.  The back has a triangle cute at the top and the sleeves are slightly

SIZING: Jeans and top both fit TTS.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale bow tie blouse

Halogen Bow Blouse XS $49 now, $79 after saleHalogen Plaid Mini Skirt 0P $45 now, $69 after sale ⋅  B.P. Kolo Booties ⋅The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans 25 ⋅ Vince Camuto Madolee Over-The-Knee Boot

For your ‘wear to work’ wardrobe, how darling is this bow blouse and plaid skirt?! The top is stretchy and easy to move in.  Very classy!

SIZING: Top and skirt run big.  They skirt comes in 00P, which would’ve probably been perfect on me. Booties and boots fit TTS. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale red scallop sweater

 Halogen Scallop Edge Sweater XS $39 now, $59 after sale

I adore this scallop sweater! I’m always a fan of 3/4 sleeve tops and the scallop detail on this is a fun change.  And it comes in several bright colors.  Check out the yellow and blue!

SIZING: A little big, I should’ve tried on petite.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale leather skirt

Halogen Gathered-Neck Blouse XS $45 now, $69 after saleHalogen Pleat Faux Leather Skirt 0 $165 now, $249 after sale ⋅ Halogen Ruffle-Front Poplin Shirt XS $45 now, $69 after saleHalogen Pleat Faux Leather Skirt 0 ⋅ B.P. Kolo Booties

Another item I’d splurge on for this sale would be this classic, A-line leather skirt.  It will transition perfectly from work to drinks and also be a great date night look.

The white poplin shirt is okay, but I prefer the bow blouse above.  Both have made with that same stretchy material.

I didn’t care for the striped ruffle top on me, maybe because I have a larger chest and I felt like it amplified it.

SIZING: The skirt runs big but comes in petite! For me, I would try a 00P. White top runs big, size down. Striped top fits TTS.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tshirt dress

Lush Ruffle T-Shirt Dress XS $29 now, $45 after saleB.P. Scarf $19 now, $29 after sale ⋅ B.P. Tale Slide ⋅ Cupcakes and Cashmere Chyla Drape XS $99 now, $150 later

Y’all saw this t-shirt dress yesterday, but I didn’t get to show it to you with the drapey jacket.  That jacket is buttery soft and looks really good on, but I don’t think you can tell from the photo.  It would be a very stylish look with skinny jeans, booties and a fun top for a night out.

SIZING: Dress was too wide on me, jacket fits TTS.

BlankNYC faux leather jacket

BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket Small $64 now, $98 after sale

This tailored, short jacket is a winner and it’s back this year in a pretty light pink and “piece of cake”, which is similar to olive. I always feel cooler than I am when I wear it and get tons of compliments on it.

Sizing: This is a shrunken style jacket that runs small, XS is tiny! 

blanknyc suede moto jacket

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket XS $125 now, $188 after sale

I’m crazy for this jacket but wish I could’ve gotten mine on sale!  It’s out now in the red, grey and “spice” which is an orangey-brown.  That color looks better than it sounds. 😉 The quality is top notch and you feel like you’re wearing a great jacket as soon as you put it on as it’s got some weight to it, but not too heavy.

SIZING:  TTS.  In size XS, I can wear the jacket zipped. 

BLANKNYC MOTO JACKET

BLANKNYC Moto Jacket

If you’re looking for an edgier jacket, you can’t go wrong with this $64!!! moto jacket!  Add it on top of a dress for an instant dose of cool.

SIZING: TTS

Nordstrom Anniversary plaid tunic

Caslon Plaid Tunic XS $49 now, $79 after saleB.P. Tale Slide

Let’s pretend I’m wearing leggings with this tunic because it’s not a dress!  You might think so from the front but, it’s got high slits on the side, so you definitely need leggings! Unless you’re 20.  Is that how they’re wearing this??

SIZING: Fits TTS, but I’m only 5’1, so the XS was a little longer on me.

Yummie Leggings

Yummie Leggings $32 now, $49 after sale

I’ve heard amazing things about these high-waist leggings.  Women swear by them and say they are the best ever.

SIZING: They fit TTS and also come in plus.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale stripe tank dress

Lush High-Neck Knit Midi Dress XS $32 now, $52 after sale ⋅ Sandals

Here’s a midi dress you could actually wear now! It has a thin waffle texture and I might actually like the navy with cream stripes more.

SIZING: Fits TTS, but is a little long on me.

Nordstrom Anniversary Tory Burch Bag Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag

Tory Burch Frida Pebbled Leather Tote $349 now, $528 after saleRebecca Minkoff Small Love Nubuck Crossbody Bag $149 now, $225 after sale

I’m lusting hard over both of those bags.  I need a money tree!!!

TORY BURCH BAG AND WALLET

Tory Burch Frida Pebbled Leather Tote $349 now, $528 after sale ⋅ Tory Burch Frida Zip Leather Wallet $129 now, $198 after sale

I had this Tory Burch wallet in bright pink for years and it was the perfect combination of stylish and practical with the inside pockets and zippered pouch.

Here’s a close up look at the circle bracelet I scored.  Joanna Gaines would love this!

leopard print scarf

Leopard Print Scarf $11 now, $19 after sale

Everyone could use a pop of leopard in their outfit once in awhile.  Under $12, need I say more?!

Finally, I can’t decide which color suede clutch to get- basic black or the bold yellow??  But I really like this zippered leopard clutch too!  I haven’t even looked at the men’s or kids stuff yet!!!  I’m gonna bring my husband back to share HIS picks soon!  In the meantime, don’t miss out of these panties and this bra!

WEEKEND STEALS

If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, don’t worry, there are still lots of good sales to take advantage of this weekend!

ANN TAYLOR ⋅ 40% off pants and shorts, code BOTTOMSUP. Take an additional 40-50% off these patterned shorts!

ANTHROPOLOGIE ⋅ Summer tag sale + extra 30% off!

BANANA REPUBLIC | 40% off your purchase.

GAP ⋅  40% off your purchase, no exclusions, code SOGOOD.

LOFT ⋅ 40% off full priced items.  And these sale items below are an extra 50% off!

NORDSTROM ⋅ Anniversary Sale #duh! But, also these things on clearance:

Join me on Instagram and Facebook, where I post everyday outfits and inspiration to wake up your wardrobe, including lots of steals and deals! 

 

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15 Comments

  1. July 14, 2017 / 4:43 am

    I am seriously craving for shopping but having done a closet decluttering I decided to don’t shop new clothes until the end of August…your choices are amazing I’m in love for everything:P

    • July 14, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Thanks Giulia! So glad you loved everything!

  2. July 14, 2017 / 8:56 am

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe you got up at 2am to write…poor you! But I guess as moms, we are all too familiar with sleep deprivation! I love the post and all of your finds. I have read such endorsements for that circle cardigan from both you and Cassie at hisugarplum, I know I need to order one. Sadly I am not a cardholder so I have to wait and hope there are still some left! I have a question about the green utility jacket you are wearing in the pic with the black Hunters. The link you provided is for a different jacket, which is also cute, but I like the one you are wearing more, because of the length and pocket details. Is that an older jacket or something that is still available? Thanks and hugs from Vancouver, Canada! Xo

    • July 14, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      I’m crossing my fingers the circle cardigan stays in stock for you!! Thanks for letting me know about the wrong link on the jacket- I fixed it. #tiredbrain!

  3. July 14, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Thanks so much Kerri, it was definitely too familiar! The cardigan is super cozy, I hope you’re able to snag one!! You’re completely right, I fixed the link so it should be correct now. 🙂

    • July 19, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Thanks so much! You’re the best!

  4. July 14, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I ordered myself more Barefoot Dreams cardigans yesterday because they are the best!!

    • July 14, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Yes!! I’m ordering 3 for my friends!

  5. Faith
    July 14, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I see that you got your new rug in your bedroom pics on this post- what do you think of it? Looks pretty!

    • July 14, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Hi Faith! Yes, I like it! I was ready for something whiter and I like the texture.

  6. Lisa
    July 14, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Hi, Megan!!

    I have followed your blog for a few years now and wanted to say thanks for all the great recommendations!! I love your style. Because of you, I picked up your favorite, (now my favorite!), jean jacket a few months ago and just a couple days ago I purchased the Zella leggings and workout shirt from your “10 items” post. I just received them today and I am in love!!

    Thanks for all the work you put into your blog – it doesn’t go unnoticed. 😊

    • July 14, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa! I’m glad you found some things you love!

  7. Photofran
    July 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I know you learned the trick about holding your shoulder back and liking the look of it… But in many photos it’s starting to look like you dislocated your shoulder! Looks super uncomfortable and unnatural.

  8. July 15, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Oh girl- I found that cozy cardigan in the lounge-wear section at my local store yesterday and threw it in my pile without even looking at the price, LOL. I’m like, “you’re going home with me, I don’t even care how much you cost.” It is SO FREAKING COMFY. I can’t even…

    • July 15, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      I’ve been wearing mine everyday already! I just bought 4 for Christmas gifts too! I KNOW that will be one gift they will LOVE!

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