Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | In the Dressing Room

Today I’m back with the dressing room edition of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  And don’t worry if you don’t have a Nordstrom card and can’t shop the Anniversary sale until next Friday- check out the bottom of today’s post for markdowns on lots of non-Anniversary sale items! I found 15 tops under $30!Nordstrom asked me to share my thoughts on the Anniversary sale (as if they had to ask! Shhh!!) and today will be Part 1 where I share some of the things I tried on in the store.  I’m so glad I previewed the items on Thursday because I went back on Friday and the store was nuts!  The Nordstrom salespeople are always the most helpful and professional, but they were even overwhelmed with the response on Friday and the dressing rooms were packed!  I picked up YOUR $250 Nordstrom gift card though!! Enter to win here!  I’ve read every comment and so enjoy hearing what you’re interested in from the sale! 

I decided to come home and browse the rest of the sale online, so I’ll show you my online picks for Part 2.  There’s a lot more available on the website than in the stores anyway and Nordstrom is my favorite store to shop online because navigating the site is so easy and the pictures are nice and large and clear.  Don’t you find it the best for online shopping?  Not to mention Free shipping with any amount and free returns.  You knew that, right?

I’m always most excited about the boots and booties, so let’s start there!

Frye Melissa Button Leather Riding Boot now $246.90, after sale $367.95

I’ve been lusting after these boots for a long time, for the fit and quality and cool look, but definitely wanted to wait for them to go on sale since they’re so expensive.  I finally bit the bullet and got them in cognac, regular calf (but they also come in extended calf, which I recommend if your calves are larger because these regular ones fit mine just perfect with a jean tucked in, but not much roomier than that).


Next up are the gorgeous UGG boots that caught my eye.

UGG Ava Tall Suede Boot now $149.90, after sale $224.95
They come in 4 colors, but the grey is what I chose.   They fit like a dream, but do have that classic UGG shearling inside, so it’s going to be too hot for a warmish day, but perfect for winter/cold days.

top to bottom
Caslon Addison Wedge Bootie now $79.90, after sale $129.95
Lucky Brand Rozina Cutout Wedge Sandal now $69.90, after sale $118.95
Steve Madden Ciaara Block Heel Sandal now $79.90, after sale $119.95
I have a similar bootie to #1 in black that I got so much wear out of last year, that I wanted the grey booties for this year.  They are hot!!!
Lucky Brand Rozina Cutout Wedge Sandal now $69.90, after sale $118.95
Lucky Brand Rozina Cutout Wedge Sandal now $69.90, after sale $118.95
Loving the perforated wedge here.  I tried it on and it didn’t fit my foot very well, like the shoe wasn’t fitting close enough to my foot if that makes sense.
Steve Madden Ciaara Block Heel Sandal now $79.90, after sale $119.95
These look so classy and chic.  Keeper for sure, especially with the taller heel for when I want that extra height.
Steve Madden Ciaara Block Heel Sandal now $79.90, after sale $119.95
Steve Madden Ciaara Block Heel Sandal now $79.90, after sale $119.95
Josef Seibel Pippa Flat now $76.90, after sale $114.95
I have to tell you these flats felt like magic on my feet, they are seriously so cushy and comfortable.
Tory Burch flats solid | snakeskin now $164.90, after sale $250 
Wow! Talk about a major markdown!
I was so excited to see my Burberry watch included in the sale! now $349.90, after sale $595
I shopped everywhere looking for a two-toned watch before splurging on this one I’ve been wearing it since I got it.  I waited until it went on sale and have watched it since and have only seen it go on sale one other time.  It’s still more than I’ve ever spent on a watch before, but I rationalized that I’ll wear it forever.  It’s a classy watch I can pair with silver or gold and dress up or down.  I haven’t regretted this purchase.
And here’s the pretty gold double link necklace I got at a steal!
Double row link necklace now $37.90, after sale $58
Kendra Scott Adair Drop Earrings now $45.90, after sale $70
Beautiful and they come in 4 colors.
So pretty!
Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrings now $35.90-$42.90, after sale $55-$65
Looks like colors are already limited!
Kendra Scott Jake Lariat Pendant Necklace now $79.90, after sale $120
comes in 4 colors
top Nordstrom medium hoop earrings now $17.90, after sale $28
bottom Nordstrom medium whisper hoop earrings now $14.90, after sale $24
Jordan is starting to pull everything so I resisted!
Gorjana long strand now $59.90, after sale $100
Gorjana Thea Beaded Collar Necklace now $39.90, after sale $60
These are so pretty in person, perfect alone or for layering.
SIZING:  Come on inside the dressing room and let’s see how these things look, fit and feel on a real (petite) person.  For size reference, I’m athletic build, 5’0ish and about 105 pounds.  I put the size I’m wearing in purple italics.
I pulled several tops and sweaters and tried them on and honestly, I liked almost! There were a couple that didn’t flatter me and I’ll go ahead and show you those too in case that helps with your decision.
AG the Stilt Cigarette now $149, after sale $225
It’s hard to splurge on designer denim, except when they’re marked down like this.
Joe’s Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans (size 25) now $99, after sale $189
I bought this pair because I loved the wash and they aren’t distressed at all.  I still need to alter them though because they are too long on me.
The Vigoss jeans, which are already reasonably priced even without the sale are even better now at just $44.90.  I have the Thompson distressed skinny and it’s a winner.  You may want to size down if you like a really fitted jean.
All are now $44.90, after sale $68 
AG Farrah black jeans (size 24) now $124.90, after sale $188
high rise skinny
I tried on the size 25 and it fit comfortably, with a tiny bit of looseness just under the rear.  The saleslady SWORE that I needed to size down because she said she was a denim expert and these jeans stretch out.  So, I got the 24 and they are tight-fitting, but still fit and I’m hoping she’s right that they stretch more to make the more comfy.  Bottom line:  size down one.
BP Deep V-neck Pullover XXS now $33.90, after sale $52
4 colors, and is such a great slouchy sweater, but the deep V makes is sassier!  It runs big, I’m in XXS.
BP Deep V-neck Pullover now $33.90, after sale $52
4 colors
Trouve side slit sweater XS now $45.90, after sale $69
6 colors
Trouve could shoulder sweater XS now $52.90, after sale $79 
also black and grey stripe
This might be one of my favorite sweaters from the sale!  I love the bare shoulder that is just a little bit of sexy in an unexpected way.  I love it so much I bought it in grey and white stripe too!
turtleneck version now $52.90, after sale $79 (black, white, grey stripe)
BP sleeveless turtleneck sweater XXS now $27.90, after sale $42
BP Stripe Long Sleeve Tee XXS now $17.90, after sale $28
It’s longer in the back, so you can wear it with your leggings and boots.  These leggings are the best and marked down to $20.90 (regular and plus size)!
Topshop sweater US2 now $45.90, after sale $70
I really liked this perforated sweater.  The sleeves are slighted belled at the wrist.


Topshop sweater now $45.90, after sale $70
Lush v-neck crepe blouse XS now $27.90, after sale $42
7 colors, As far as these types of tunics go, the Pleione one below is better quality, but the Lush one isn’t bad and such a steal.  Order a size down in the Pleione one.
Pleione tunic XS now $39.90, after sale $59
11 colors, they are really comfortable, perfect for work or weekend.
Hinge crochet top XS now $45.90, after sale $69
I typically love the Hinge brand, and this top is really nice in person, but with my nursing chest, I felt like it accentuated the girls too much with the pleating at the chest.  It also comes in a dark tan and black.


Lush deep v-neck tee XS now $15.90, after sale $24
This thin slouchy tee is shorter in front and longer in the back, soft like pajamas.
Caslon long sleeve knit tee Small now $17.90, after sale $29
14 colors
Ah, I’m so crazy over these think kinds of super soft tee shirts! The black one was too sheer though, I’d only recommend it if you purposely want your bra to show through or you wear a tank underneath.
Socialite knit tank XS now $21.90, after sale $34
This one felt soft like silk! Pretty mocha color for Fall.
Wafy Floral Print Top XS now $36.90, after sale $56
I wanted to love this blouse, but I wasn’t crazy about how it looked on me.  It was a little too loose in the middle, even in XS.  The ruffle sleeve and print is adorable and it also comes in pink.
Chelsea28 Victoriana top XS now $45.90, after sale $69
This will make a great date night look, hope hubby likes it!  The lace detail is sweet and it also comes in black and grey.
Halogen crewneck sweater XSP now $49.90, after sale $78
I adore this sweater!  I actually have one similar that y’all are always asking about, but mine is old, so unfortunately, it’s no longer available.  This one is a great duplicate! It also comes in more colors and petite.
I finally found this sweater at my store! I’d actually buy XS if I was going to purchase this, the XSP was a little snug on the arms.

If you don’t have the card, there are still lots of great sales to take advantage of this weekend! Just click below, including . . .

this sweatshirt in coral was $49, now $24.49
this top in black was $68, now $29.95
As a fun way to celebrate the sale together, and say ‘thank you’ for making HWH part of your day, I wanted to do a giveaway.  I’m giving away a $250 Nordstrom gift card and will announce the winner on July 21, the day before the sale opens to the everyone.  I’ll overnight the gift card (US and Canada residents only please) so you can get your shop on right away!  Enter the giveaway here




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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I loved that orange cold shoulder top on you!
    I've been looking at those Ugg boots. I have several boots already and ordered the Steve Madden over the knee, but one can never have too many boots:)
    You look fantastic for just having a baby! I love seeing her on snapchat:)

  2. Love all these styles.. THe booties are to die for.. You will not be disappointed in the Frye boots. I have several pair they will last you forever and get better and better.. Thanks for this post. Know exactly what I want to get at the sale.. Love your blog..

  3. You make these outfits look so good! When you see them on the Nordstrom page the models do them no justice! Thanks to you, I've found some cute things!

  4. There are so many wonderful things to choose from but I'm in desperate need of running shoes and my LOVE for Kendra Scott jewelry would lead me in that direction as well!

  5. I'm about your build and height-in the Pleione top, did you do an XS petite or regular? I have one from two years ago and it's very long in the back-wondering if I should go with petite. Thank you!

  6. Thanks for these posts, Megan! I like to think of them as my cliffs notes for the anniversary sale. I recently moved to Houston and right now it is so hard to imagine being able to wear these items. But since you are buying them it must mean we will eventually get some fall-ish weather? (Maybe in January…that's what people have told me!)

  7. Wow!!,we had a lot of crossover in our sale picks?
    I too have been picking up the Frye boots for about 5 years and finally took the plunge CAN'T WAIT!!!

  8. Wow,if I looked like you in all those clothes and boots I would have a huge credit card bill because they all look so great on you! So hard to choose a favorite! Thanks for showing them all, I am off to shop online!

  9. Holy smokes, you found some amazing things!!! that red vneck sweater looks amazing on you, and the caslon long sleeve tee fits you like a glove. Oh, and adore the chelsea 28 victorian blouse on you!!! xoxo

  10. I'm totally in love for first two pair of boots and then some shirts are perfect for late summer beginning of September, I love every single items…but I'm on a budget so for the moment I am limiting to window shopping!!!

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