Happy weekend, friends! Do you have any fun plans? We’ve got a birthday party and back-to-school picnic on the agenda, but that’s it for now. With school starting soon, I’m starting to get anxious about all the organizing that I’d like to accomplish before then. I mean, I think James still fits in his school uniform, but I guess I should make sure! He did pick out a new backpack and lunch bag last week, so that’s progress!
For today, I’m rounding up all my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that ends this weekend! It’s been a bit of a shopping bonanza around here these last few weeks, but I’m always trying on way more things that I can actually keep so that I can share them with you and make my recommendations! For fit reference I’m 5’1, 107 pounds and 34D. I definitely have my keepers though! A few are things I already owned, but they’re included in the sale, honey! 😉
♥ KEEPERS ♥
1 ⋅ You will for sure want the Circle Cardigan, basically the softest thing you’ll ever own and want to live in. You’ll wear it year round when cozying on the couch, but you can take it outside too. I got several to give as Christmas gifts this year too and I know I will have some happy friends and family on my hands!
2 ⋅ These designer Ankle Skinny Jeans jeans will make you look like a skinny mini and they are super stylish with the raw edge hem. Save $75 during the sale. They fit TTS.
3 ⋅ These Kut from the Kloth bootcut jeans are amazing and give you legs for days, just size down because they have a lot of stretch in them. Under $60. The 0P fit me, but had they come in 00P, I would have gotten that size.
4 ⋅ The Caslon Utility Pants are so, so good that even after I took all these dressing room pictures, I put these back on to wear for the day! They’re super comfy and stretchy and fit perfectly everywhere- and no gaping in the waist, so no alterations needed! You can dress them up or down and I promise they will become one of your wardrobe staples. With the 24P, I can wear them cuffed for a little ankle peeking out, or down without hemming. Under $50! I did a whole post about them here.
5 ⋅ I bought this bootie for a perfect, versatile and well-made shoe that felt great on my feet. Fits TTS.
6 ⋅ This heeled slide in grey was the surprise shoe of the sale. It’s amazingly comfortable and looked great with everything I tried it on with. And it’s under $50! I sized up 1/2.
7 ⋅ This over-the-knee boot is this year’s winner with a slim profile and 20-inch shaft for those on the shorter side.
8 ⋅ These running shoes are not only pretty, but breathable and lightweight with amazing cushioning.
9 ⋅ For excellent workout wear that actually makes you want to go exercise if only to show off your cute outfit, get the Zella high-waist capri leggings (they’ll keep you all tucked in and hide any belly you might self-conscious about); the t-back tank, and the best jog bra (even for those with larger chests). It fits according to your bra size.
10 ⋅ This jean jacket is the perfect lightweight layering piece in a pretty, darker wash.
11 ⋅ This zip leopard clutch gets all the heart eyes and looks super expensive in person, but is only $53.
12 ⋅ For a solid clutch, this $50 suede clutch with tassel caught my eye.
13 ⋅ The PERFECT T-Shirt bra is included in the sale! Remember, it’s the one I was giddy to find that’s wireless and seamless with good lift. This sale bra comes in brown and navy, so perfect under your darker clothes. It’s the bra I wear almost daily now. Fits TTS.
14 ⋅ My very favorite “forget-you’re-wearing-them” seamless panties that stay in place all day and are ultra comfortable are back in pretty colors like pink and aqua. I don’t really understand ‘one size’ panties, but the saleslady at Nordstrom told me these are her #1 selling undies and women of lots of shapes and sizes swear by them.
15 ⋅ I finally snatched up a Clarisonic and have only used it a couple times, but so far, I really like it. It feels like a mini at-home facial and your face feels amazingly clean after using it! Thank you for the recommendation and tips for how to use it!
16 ⋅ I’ve already been wearing these pajamas every night!
♥ DRESSING ROOM ♥
A couple more things arrived for me to try on this week, and there are a couple more keepers! Like this black and white striped sweater!
You can wear it completely off the shoulder or on one shoulder and it’s long enough to wear with boots and leggings. It’s on the thinner side, so it’s not super hot and heavy.
This is a great basic crewneck tee that dips slightly in at the sides to create more shape. This is a keeper for sure and I want it in every color! It’s under $20!
I ordered these military pants in 24P and 25P and thought the 25P fit fine, but then I got the 24P this week, and realized they fit even better!
This dress is super soft and a thin sweatshirt material and the little ruffled cold shoulder makes it extra sweet. It’s easy to dress up with heels or run around in flat sandals. It also runs smaller than the similar ruffle t-shirt dress.
I’m in love with this romper!! It’s super flattering and comfortable and fit my frame perfectly without weird pulling or “diaper rear” like some rompers do! It would be cute for a sassy date night!
I really liked this blouse! It’s a slight peplum style and longer in the back and I’m always a fan of 3/4 sleeves. These sleeves have a slight bell shape, so not too dramatic. I could see this as a great work top with slacks or a more casual outfit with jeans.
Had these pants fit, I could definitely see myself running errands on the weekend in them! I’d probably get too hot working out in them, but lounging and grocery store, yes, please! They are a great thicker weight material with a nice high waist and pockets. I’d consider getting them hemmed because they feel so amazing on!
I ended up re-ordering this sports bra because my normal size medium was too big, but the small fit perfectly. I love the contrasting hem/colors in the bra and it comes with removable pads. The back is really cute too! I will still go running in this sports bra, but this one is good for weight lifting and lower impact workouts.
I love the style and size of this crossbody bag, but it underwhelmed me in person. I just thought it looked better online.
♥ LAST CHANCE STILL IN STOCK ♥
Another knock-out top is this black bell-sleeve sweater with a white contrasting trim – available in 3 colors. It runs big, so size down.
Of course, over-the-knee boots quickly become thigh highs on me, but these boots are very comfortable and slimming. Also available in 3 colors.
Y’all loved this adorable cozy, cozy cardi. I wanted so bad to keep it, but ended up deciding it was too long on me. But, those of you 5’3 and up, I say, “get this cardigan”! You’ll probably want it in every color- it comes in 6!
If you don’t have a military jacket in your wardrobe, consider this one. It’s a great basic layering piece for mild weather. It’s more structured than the one below, and you’ll get tons of use out of it!
Caslon Twill Peplum Jacket XSP (also comes in grey)
Now here’s a jacket that comes in both regular and petite, so we have a ding, ding, ding! This jacket is more like a shirt because it’s thin and lightweight. I cuffed the sleeves to give it a more casual vibe, I love the stitching at the top of these boots and the detail around the ankle. The heel is a block heel and they had a cutout at the back of the knee so they are easy to sit and walk in.
No matter your climate, everyone can use a packable jacket like this one, ($60 off). It’s down filled so it will keep you super warm, but won’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase. It comes in regular and petite.
We definitely cannot forget about the booties!
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1 ⋅ Peep Toe Booties – I’ve had this pair for years and I like them over skinny jeans and leggings , but I also adore how this slouchy cuff looks with boho or looser fitting dresses. Makes your legs look super sexy because it emphasizes your calves! Fits TTS. Available in 3 colors.
2 ⋅ Vince Camuto Bootie – This is the best all-around bootie I found from the sale for versatility, comfort and fit. The heel is just right and I’m crazy for the side profile. They look great with your skinny jeans with a bit of ankle showing, but they’re flattering with dresses too. Fits TTS. Available in 4 colors.
3 ⋅ Via Spiga Bootie – The pretty cream color and delicate perforations won me over on this bootie. The peep toe and open heel will make it a smooth transition from Summer to Fall. It’s beautifully feminine and chic. Fits TTS. Available in 3 colors.
4 ⋅BP Tale Slide – This suede slide is one of the pairs of shoes I loved the most. It fit the most comfortably and the suede is buttery soft. It looked great with almost everything I tried it on with from pants and jeans to skirts and dresses. I sized up 1/2. Under $50! Available in black.
Scarlett Over The Knee Boot Available in black and grey.
And to give you an idea of how they look on:
This super cozy cardi has to be one of my favorite items in the Nordstrom sale. My son loves it too and always wants to come snuggle me when I’m wearing it or confiscate it for himself! It’s come in and out of stock, so hopefully it’s still there now!
But, it also comes in a hoodie version and a robe. We bought the blanket too. We’ve been cuddling on it everyday and love it. It’s thicker than the circle cardi, and kind of ‘springy’ if that makes sense. I love the leopard pattern too.
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.
♥ BEAUTY ♥
Below are my beauty picks, but if you want more detail about each product, check out this post.
♥ FITNESS ♥
I waited for the Nordstrom sale to stock up on a few new workout items. I swear I’m gonna get back to it as soon as school starts!
Low Impact Sports Bra (sold out) ⋅ Best Running Bra
♥ MEN ♥
If you missed my hubby’s post with picks for the men, you’ll definitely get a chuckle out of it! Along with great things for the guys from a man’s perspective.
♥ HOME DECOR ♥
Finally, the rugs I have in my kitchen that y’all always ask me about are included in the sale!
Happy shopping and happy weekend friends!