Nordstrom Sale – Open to Everyone! Fall Outfit Inspiration

Yay, yay, yay for ALL my friends who can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now!  I’m always more fond of things where everyone is included, so today is a happy day!  I have a big ‘ole Texas-sized fashion post for you, so grab your cup of coffee and get comfortable!  Today I’m showing some things I tried on in the Nordstrom dressing room last weekend (see the first round here) and also some things that I styled up for you so you could get some Fall outfit inspiration and see how these things fit on a non-model body!  I’m a shorty, a little over 5 feet tall, about 110 pounds with an athletic build and I put all fit info in purple italics.
OUTFIT #1 :: sweater | jeans | scarf | boots | bag | ring
 OUTFIT #2 :: sleeveless sweater | jeans | necklacering
OUTFIT #3 :: tank | jacket | jeans | boots | necklacering
Okay, let’s talk boots and booties since those are two of the best things about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Remember, prices go up August 8, so I put the now price and the later price for you too!


Franco Sarto boots $159 now, $269 later

FIT – Franco Sarto Boots:  These boots are gorgeous in person and the sandstone suede pictured here is a great neutral tan color that will go with so many with things.  The 3 1/2 inch heel elongates your leg and isn’t too hard to walk in because the heel is on the chunkier side, but not too chunky.  I love the look of them on! 
The problem for me is that they are slim at the over-the-knee part and it would be hard to sit comfortable with your knees bent.  I’m thinking if you are a few inches taller than me (I’m about 5’1) then maybe the boot would hit lower on your leg and you’d be able to bend your knee more in these. That was my only problem with them and I was sad about it, because otherwise I would have kept them!  They come in black leather and and whiskey suede (orangish-brown) also. 


Vigoss jeans $44.90 now, $68 later | red sweater $33.90 now, $52 later | red plaid scarf $18.90 now $29 later | Franco Sarto OTK boots $159 now, $269 later | crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later Gorjana necklace $39.90 now, $60 later | ring (similar)


A lot of times a chunky knit sweater like this is on the dowdy side, the deep V on this one makes it sexy!  Wear a tank underneath if you don’t want to show that much skin.  FIT:  The sweater runs big, I’m in XXS.
I couldn’t get over the price on the Vigoss distressed jeans and they fit true to size, I’m in my normal size 25, I just need to get the length altered. 
Hats can be tricky, but this one is really flattering.  It doesn’t look as floppy on the website, but it’s great in person! The hat is one size and my head is on the smaller size and it fits, but there is also room if your head is bigger.  


hat $19.90 now, $38 later

Vigoss jeans (25) $44.90 now, $68 later | denim shirt XSP now $39.90, after sale $69
faux leather jacket $64.90 now, $98 later | bracelet (similar) |
Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel $263 now, $395 later Gorjana necklace | ring (similar)
Franco Sarto boots $159 now, $269 later

FIT – Faux Leather Jacket: This jacket runs small.  I would normally wear XS, but I’m in a Small here and I wouldn’t be able to wear a heavy sweater underneath it because it would be too tight in the arms.  I like this style of jacket more fitted anyway, and would wear thinner tops with it like above or a tee-shirt or tunic type top. 

Vigoss jeans (25) $44.90 now, $68 later  plaid tunic top XS $28 now, $48 later (so soft!)

Dolce Vita Silas Boot $199.90 now, $299.95 later


FIT –  Dolce Vita Silas Boot:  These OTK boots have a 22-inch shaft, which on me, is more like a thigh high.  They are comfortable though and the 2-inch heel is low, so the thigh-high part is less intimidating than if the heel was a stiletto.  The back of the knee part has a cutout that makes them more comfortable for walking/sitting.  They run TTS, I’m in my normal 6.5 that I wear in boots and sneakers. This acorn suede color with the stitching style is on the western side, but you can make them look more modern by wearing something chic on top like I did with the jacket and gold necklace. They also come in black, dark grey and khaki suede.

Vigoss jeans (25) $44.90 now, $68 later | tank $18
faux leather jacket Small $64.90 now, $98 later
gold link necklace $37.90 now, $58 later | Dolce Vita Silas Boot $199.90 now, $299.95 later

Vince Camuto Melaya Boot $159.90 now, $239.95 later 
FIT – Vince Camuto Melaya Boot:  These are my very first OTK boot and I’m totally smitten with them.  They fit true to size (although a few reviewers recommended ordering a 1/2 size up).  I usually wear a 6 in sandals and heels and a 6 1/2 in shoes I wear a sock with, like boots and athletic shoes.  I got a 6 1/2 in these and can wear a thin sock comfortably. 
Even though I’m about 5 feet tall, they are easy to both walk and sit in.  I can bend my knee to sit in these and some of the other ones I couldn’t.  And they aren’t all the way up my thighs! This pair also comes in black leather and grey suede.  The heel height is 3 1/2 inches, which I like because it gives me height, but isn’t too tall for walking in.  Bottom line- MUST HAVE!!! 
BP sleeveless turtleneck sweater XXS now $27.90, after sale $42 
Joe’s Honey curvy skinny jeans (25) $99.90 now, $189 later | Vince Camuto Melaya Boot $159.90 now, $239.95 later | necklace | bracelet (similar) | ring (similar)

This sweater runs big, size down one. It also comes in burgundy and black. 


Calson Addison Wedge Bootie $79.90 now, $129.95 later (also in black or bordeaux)
FIT – Caslon Addison Wedge Bootie: I actually got a half size down in these (size 6) but if I was going to wear a thicker sock, I’d say they are TTS.  They are very comfy, with soft cushiony inside. They just feel great on my foot.  
BLANKNYC grey jeans (25) $57.90 now, $88 later purple tunic XSP $39.90 now, $59 later
grey knit cardigan OS $49.90 now $78 later
Kendra Scott necklace | Calson Addison Wedge Bootie $79.90 now, $129.95 later
bracelet (similar) | similar hoop earrings $14.90 now, $24 later ring (similar)

cold shoulder sweater  XS $25.90 now, $79 later | BLANKNYC grey jeans (25) $57.90 now, $88 later hat $19.90 now, $38 later geo pattern scarf $18.90 now | ring (similar)
Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later
cold shoulder sweater  $25.90 now, $79 later | BLANKNYC grey jeans (25) $57.90 now, $88 later hat $19.90 now, $38 later geo pattern scarf $18.90 now | ring (similar)
Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later


cold shoulder sweater BLANKNYC grey jeans (25) $57.90 now, $88 later |
Gorjana necklace $39.90 now, $60 later | Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later ring (similar)

Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later
Gah, this crossbody bag gets ALL the heart eyes!  I love the rich color and the combo of leather and suede.  The dog clip is a cute touch too.  Even the color name ‘whiskey’ makes it feel extra badass!
Vince Camuto Kathleen bootie $99.90 now, $149.95 later
FIT – Vince Camuto Kathleen Bootie:  These booties are the coolest!  I’m crazy for the peep toe and side u-cutout.  They look good with jeans, but even better with shorts, skirts and dresses! They fit TTS and feel good, even with the higher heel.
Joe’s Honey curvy skinny jeans (25) $99.90 now, $189 later | 
Striped Top XXS now $17.90, after sale $28 | blue plaid scarf $18.90 now, $29 later
Vince Camuto Kathleen bootie $99.90 now, $149.95 later

Steve Madden Claara $79.90 now, after sale $119.95 (similar bootie $88.95)
FIT – Steve Madden Claara Sandal: How perfect is this color?! Such a gorgeous nude, but looks like sizes are limited.  The black and navy are super chic too! I got a size 6, which is what I normally wear in heels, so I’d say they are TTS.  The material is very soft and the ankle strap is comfortable. 
Vigoss jeans (25) $44.90 now, $68 later | Socialite knit tank XS $21.90 now, $34 later
Steve Madden Claara $79.90 now, after sale $119.95 (similar bootie $88.95)
Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later  
Kate Spade ‘Kier’ sunglasses $116.90 now, $175.00 later 


Vigoss jeans (25) $44.90 now, $68 later | Socialite knit tank XS $21.90 now, $34 later
Steve Madden Claara $79.90 now, after sale $119.95 (similar bootie $88.95)
Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag $129.90 now, $195 later  
Kate Spade ‘Kier’ sunglasses $116.90 now, $175.00 later 

I’m in love with these new sunnies and the bright pink and orange case they come in.  They’re really comfortable and look great on!  I bet you will love them!!

Kate Spade ‘Kier’ sunglasses $116.90 now, $175.00 later 

hat $19.90 now, $38 later | Joe’s Honey curvy skinny jeans (25) $99.90 now, $189 later | white tee $17.90 now, $25 later (with pocket) 16 colors/patterns

I definitely wanted to check out the coats and jackets since they are marked down so low right now. Houston doesn’t get super cold so we didn’t get a huge selection of winter wear in our store, but I did find some great ones in stock and there are more online.

Halogen collarless leather jacket XS $198.90 now, $298 later (this jacket felt really luxe and expensive)
Joe’s Honey curvy skinny jeans (25) $99.90 now, $189 later | white tee $17.90 now, $25 later (with pocket) 16 colors/patterns | Calson Addison Wedge Bootie $79.90 now, $129.95 later (also in black or bordeaux)

Caslon collarless leather jacket $198.90 now, $299 later
L O V E D this one! Felt so good on and the zip/quilt detail near the shoulders adds just enough to make it special.
Vince Camuto drape front blazer (size 2) $112.90 now, $169 later | heels $99.95, $69.90
I fell in love with this unstructured black blazer that will easily dress up an outfit and make it look more polished. I only needed to hem the length in the sleeves.
Caslon stretch skinny grey jeans (size 24) $48.90 now, $79 later 
These Grey jeans were featured in the catalog and I found them in my store, but only in size 24, so I squeezed into them!  The 25 (my regular size) would’ve fit better.  They did feel thin and like they might not last too long after lots of washes, you’d probably have to be careful with them
Halogen sleeveless v-neck blouse XS now $37.90, after sale $58 (5 colors) | heels $99.95, $69.90
This sleeveless blouse is a great work option and you could wear it now with white jeans and tan heels. That gold link necklace would be perfect on this v-neckline.
Caslon drape neck top Small $29.90 now, $49 later
Oh, this sweater was super soft and cozy! It’s the kind of shirt you want to snuggle up with a hot latte.  Would be really cute with black jeans.  It comes in solid colors too if the stripes feel too much.
denim shirt SP $39.90 now, $69 later 
Kut from the Kloth Diana Skinny Pants 0P $45.90 now, $69.50 laterGET THESE PANTS!!! Thank me later! 🙂
The pants I knew I had to have as soon as I put them on! They are so genuinely soft and comfortable and don’t pull or gap in any weird places! They look professional, but aren’t at all stuffy and you feel like you can b r e a t h e in them!  They are kind of like work-style leggings.  After you get them, come back and tell me how much you love them!  I called the seamstress in right away so I could get a couple inches taken off the length (I rolled them under in the photo).  I’m gonna say size down in them because I was a 0P.
Halogen colorblock mock neck dress Size 2 $79.90 now, $128 later
How nice is this black and white dress?! It has a Zipper detail all the way down the back too. Might be a bit big on me in the skirt but I love the shape!

Halogen sleeveless dress XS $44.90 now, $68 later (4 colors) oh la la!!
This sassy hunter green dress is also super comfy and has gorgeous ruching all down one side.  I think hubby needs to take me on a date!
So, friends, what are you snatching up this year during the sale??  Can’t wait to hear! 
keep in touch! 

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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'm giving those black pants and the Joe's Jeans a try! You are more my body type than the typical Nordstrom model (yay for petite athletic builds!) so I really appreciate seeing these looks on you!

  2. Can't wait to go shopping! I tried to apply for the card to get early access but their site was t working 🙁 so I'm hoping there is stuff left!! There are a few things in definitely going to order from your post! Are you going to Haven this year? I wish I was able to go but with the new baby and move, it's just too much for this year but I'm planning on going next year! Wish I was going to see you again this summer 🙂 xo

  3. Love your style and this post! Just got a Nordstrom card so I could shop the sale early and am still finding things to add thanks to you! Also, couldn't help but notice that moroccan rug in the background of some of your pics. Would you mind sharing the source?

  4. I need new boots, but it seems like suede boots show wear quicker than leather – especially on the back of the heal (from driving!). Have you found a way to prevent this type of wear? It seems that most of the boots are suede this year!


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