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 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.
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.
Madewell Catskills Jacket XS $79 now, $118 after sale ⋅ Articles of Society Mya Skinny Jeans 25 $38 now, $59 later ⋅ Top 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Halogen Bow Blouse XS $49 now, $79 after sale ⋅ Halogen 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.
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.
Halogen Gathered-Neck Blouse XS $45 now, $69 after sale ⋅ Halogen Pleat Faux Leather Skirt 0 $165 now, $249 after sale ⋅ Halogen Ruffle-Front Poplin Shirt XS $45 now, $69 after sale ⋅ Halogen 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 $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.
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.
I’m lusting hard over both of those bags. I need a money tree!!!
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 $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!
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: