Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Best Boots & Booties & How to Style Them

Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.

Good morning friends!  Yesterday was such a rough start for me after eating a whole pint of ice cream, drinking coffee too late, and then not being able to sleep until 3am!  Those days are hard, but I did it to myself!  Thankfully, I got good sleep last night and I’m glad because this afternoon I leave on a girl’s trip to San Antonio to celebrate our friend’s birthday.  Our plans include a winery tour, dinner on the Riverwalk and hopefully some pool time at the hotel.

I’ll be sure to do a trip recap when I return.  In the meantime, it’s all about boots and booties and how to style them.  I came home with several pair of winners, still not sure I can keep them all, but I wanted to share the specifics about each pair, including sizing recommendations, along with a couple different ways to mix and match them in your wardrobe.

As always, I hope this post adds value to your life and makes shopping easier for you!  And mark your calendar for tomorrow when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to everyone!

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Steve Madden Everly Over The Knee Boot

I finally found a great over the knee boot that is slim and yet still comfortable and easy to pull on and off.  The front is a soft faux suede, and the back has a stretchy back panel that stays put when you move.  They are elongating with a pointy toe and 4-inch slightly chunky heel.

Boot Fit : I typically wear a 6 1/2 in boots and my true size fit in these.

Sweater NSale Jeans NSale BootsClutch NSale (Similar) • Similar Belt

I didn’t see this boot in my store, so I made sure to order it online when I got home.  Thankfully, it was in stock and I was able to use the convenient BOPUS “buy online, pick up in store” option.  I love that because you can often get your items quickly and you don’t even have to get out of your car.  You just call when you pull up and a very helpful associate brings your bags to you!  At my store, they were even giving out popsicles! Made for some very happy kiddos, especially in this heat. 😉

Long Cardi 40% offTee NSale Black Jeans NSale Fuzzy Pullover NSale Jeans NSale

With an over the knee boot, a relaxed fitting or oversized sweater downplays the sexiness of the boot, while a cami or bodysuit amps it up.  Over the knee boots also look great with mini dresses and skirts where just a little bit of skin shows between the end of the skirt and the top of the boot.

White Jeans price matchedChambray TopThe North Face Vest NSale

The boots also come in a slate grey that looks especially good with pink and white.

Caslon Allie Wedge Sneaker

You guys went crazy for the Caslon wedge sneaker last year (I actually preferred last year’s style better), but this one is still good!

The wedge is “hidden” so you still get the elongated leg, with the sneaker look!

Fits small, I sized up half

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Sam Edelman Hiltin High Knee Boot

This is my favorite high knee boot in the sale this year.  I like the shape and how the suede part continues all the way to the heel.  The toe is pointy and the quality with Sam Edelman is always on point.  All of the shoes I have in this brand last forever!

Fits True to Size

Long Cardigan NSale Lace Cami NSale (Similar) • Jeans NSale Clutch NSale Similar Sweater

Plaid Top NSale Jeans NSale Similar Belt • Military Jacket NSale

Caslon Evelyn Leopard Print Slide

These animal print slides are comfy and cute, perfect for being comfortable at work, on the weekend or running around with the kids.  I guarantee you’ll be seeing these everywhere soon!

Fits small, size up half

Chambray TopBlack Jeans NSale V-Neck Tee NSale • Similar Belt | Lace Cami NSale (Similar) • Long Cardigan NSale Jeans NSale

Blondo ‘Nina’ Waterproof Bootie

I missed this bootie at first, but I’m definitely glad I saw it the second time around.  It’s a great, basic bootie with a rounded toe, lower heel (2 1/2 inches), and bonus : it’s waterproof. It has a cute side stitch detail with a Western nod, but done in a modern way.

Fits true to size

Striped Sweater NSale Jeans NSale Similar BeltShort Sleeve Cardi NSale Round Neck Tee NSale Black Jeans NSale

Cole Haan Callista Sandal

Now I know why people rave about Cole Haan shoes!  They are so well made and ultra comfortable with a deeply padded footbed. Try them on and you’ll see what I mean.

I could tell as soon as I put these on that the quality was a cut above the rest of the boots.  The slingback style makes them great for wearing with shorts, skirts, dresses as well as jeans.  I liked the wooden block heel and tiny perforations on top- plus the way the slingback is cut with that sassy side “V”.

They are a slightly higher price point, but well worth it.

Fits small, I sized up half.

Rounded Tee on saleJean ShortsSunglasses NSale V-Neck Tee NSale Snakeskin Belt NSale (Similar) • Jeans NSale

 Vince Camuto Nethera Bootie

The Nethera bootie will be your everyday-go-with-everything bootie.   Even though the heel is lower (2 1/4 inches), it’s angled so it doesn’t look too chunky.  The pointy toe elongates the look of your leg and they are easy on/off with a side zipper.  The foxy suede is what I’m wearing and it’s a perfect neutral, soft brown color.

Bootie Fit : TTS

White Jeans price matched • Off Shoulder Top V-Neck Tee NSale • Vince Camuto Nethera Bootie

Cozy Snakeskin Tee NSale Ripped Jeans Price Matched • | CozyCardi NSale Rounded Neck Tee on saleJeans NSale

 Vince Camuto Kimora Peep Toe Bootie

These are the peep toe booties I’m loving this year with a slighter higher heel and that cool, cutout design.

Fits large, I sized down half 

Cowl Neck Sweater NSale Black Jeans NSale Similar BeltBlack BodysuitSnakeskin Belt NSale (Similar) • Crop Pants NSale

Caslon Mirian Sandal

These chunky heeled sandals haven’t gotten the attention they deserve! They are a wear now style that will carry you well in Fall.  They’re well made and modern with the wide cuff and ankle strap.  I like them with dresses and skirts, but also jeans and shorts.

Sandal Fit : Runs large, I sized down half

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you can shop these shoes by clicking on the pictures below

I loved styling all these shoes for you, and I will admit, it got me looking forward to Fall so I can actually wear all of these clothes.  Fall is my favorite season!  Which boots and booties are your fave this year?  


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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 love these outfits. Can you share the size you took in the wide leg pants? So cute! Sanctuary sizing can be hit or miss for me.

  2. Hi Megan! Great job on all of these posts. What color are you wearing in the Blondo Nina Waterproof Booties? Thank you in advance!

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