Good morning, good morning! It’s a happy shopping day over here friends – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live to shop online for Icon & Ambassador level cardholders! And tomorrow, ALL Nordstrom cardholders can shop the sale starting at 11:30 a.m. CT!
Use today’s post as a Nordstrom Sale Cheat Sheet and bookmark this post to return to when the sale goes live for you! The public sale starts Friday, July 19 and everyone can shop then!
Tomorrow, I’ll be GIVING AWAY a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card – so definitely come back, even if you’re not a cardholder, you’re eligible to win!
Remember, this beast of a sale – Nordstrom’s biggest of the year – is for all the new Fall arrivals including women’s fashion, men’s and kids, plus handbags/accessories, beauty, and home decor. After the sale, everything goes up to full price.
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE EARLY FAVORITES
I’ve heard from so many of you that only want to see my very favorite picks, so today, I’m narrowing down my early favorites from what I was able to see at my store the past two days. I literally went through every.single.thing (was at the store for a total of 18 hours!) so that I could share what I think are the hottest items and those that will sell out the fastest.
This is a super picky post without tons of photos of everything – just the best of the best! Surely there will be more to love when the sale opens online, but this will get you started. I hope you appreciate the brevity.
Without further ado, let’s get shopping!
BAREFOOT DREAMS • Cozychic Ultra Lite Lounge Cardigan
Of course at the very top of everyone’s list every year is everything Barefoot Dreams! It always sells out, so if you’ve got your eye on it, grab it now.
I’m so crazy for this short sleeve style! This is definitely my #1 pick of the sale this year. It’s perfect for our warm Houston weather even right now during the summer. Come Fall, you can layer a thin, long sleeve tee underneath and that would be super cute! I know I’ll get so much use out of it all year long and have it for years because they hold up so well!
Cardigan Fit: I’m wearing XS/S and it fits true to size with some room for layering. Ali-Shaun is wearing M.
BAREFOOT DREAMS • Blanket
Many a cozy Saturday has been spent snuggled in these blankets at our house!
Are you here for the booties?! I am! It’s always so hard to narrow it down, but at least in my store, here are my faves and what I think will sell out the fastest.
1 • Blondo Nina Wedge Bootie – This is a great, all around Fall/Winter bootie with a great style (slightly narrow, rounded toe so your foot looks slimmer). The heel is 2 1/2 inches, so not too tall for lots of walking. The stitching on the side is a great detail with a Western nod, but done in a modern way. Bonus: they’re waterproof!
2 • Vince Camuto Nethera – For everyday, I need a lower heeled bootie, the Nethera is perfect. 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.
3 • 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!
Fits small, I sized up half
4 • 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
1 • UGG Scuffette Slippers – Always a fan favorite, these slippers are sure to keep your feet warm and toasty!
Fits TTS, comes in whole sizes only. If you’re between sizes, it’s recommended to size down
2 • UGG Melrose Booties – A similar style to the super popular low UGG McKay bootie, this one is perfectly petite with genuine shearling and whipstitching. I adore the style, but had trouble with the fit.
Fit was off for me. My heel was slipping out of my normal size, but a size down was too small. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on sizing for these.
3 • Linea Paolo Winslet Wedge Bootie – If you love a wedge bootie, this one is super cute!
4 • 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
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.
JEANS • Kut from the Kloth Donna
Hands down, the best budget jean in the sale this year is the Kut from the Kloth Donna. They have a higher rise, gorgeous darker wash with slight distressing, and a raw edge hem. I think they look way better on than they do on the website. And they’re under $60!
Jeans fit : TTS, I’m wearing 0P
JEANS • AG Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans
Oh yes, honey, the popular AG Farrah jeans are included in the sale. AG is my favorite designer denim and the pair I always feel most chic and confident in. The Farrah is a comfortable high rise jean, the wash is just right with slight whiskering and a v-cut hem. They hold their shape tremendously well so you’ll never have a sagging booty in these!
Jeans Fit : I sized down 1 and would need to get the length altered. Your alterations can keep the v-cut hem (that’s a cute detail!) even when altering the length.
CARDIGAN • BP Longline Open Cardigan
This BP cardigan was such a hit that I bought it in 3 colors! It’s a lightweight knit with pockets and a great, long length that looks slimming.
Cardigan Fit : TTS, I’m wearing XXS
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JACKET • Thread & Supply Quilted Jacket
Ali-Shaun and I both loved this quilted jacket. It’s got a fluffy fleece lining inside and diamond quilting on the outside. The length and the fit is great and we’re crazy for all the pockets! You can also machine wash it. We’re wearing the pewter/greyish color, but it also comes in a gorgeous rose pink!
Jacket Fit : I’m wearing size XS and Ali-Shaun is wearing a M.
COAT • The North Face Parka
Dang this is a good coat. It’s got all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from The North Face like high-tech PrimaLoft insulation to keep you super warm, but won’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase. I love the elastic binding at the cuffs that keep cold air out and the cozy hood that protects your neck and head from the elements. It’s also long enough to cover your rear so it’s not freezing either!
Coat Fit : TTS, I’m wearing size XS. Ali-Shaun is wearing size M
ATHLETIC WEAR • Nike One Lux 7/8 Tights
I literally thought I’d never get Ali-Shaun out of these tights! She wanted to wear everything with them and I promise, if you ever run into her in Houston, there’s a 99.9% chance she will have them on! #ikid #kindof
I get it though – they are the silkiest, most slimming and comfortable long leggings I’ve ever put on my body! They are 7/8 length, but on these shorties, they fit to our ankles.
Tights Fit : I’m Wearing size XS, Ali-Shaun is wearing size M.
Tank Fit : I’m wearing size S (prefer XS) Ali-Shaun is wearing size M
Shoes Fit : Wearing size 6 (size down)
We were all in loungewear heaven with this pullover and shorts combo!
After a looong couple days at Nordstrom, we were ALL deserving of some cozy loungewear! This is the cozy of the coziest and such a great price! Size down in the tops and joggers.
These animal print clutches are major! I couldn’t decide, so I bought both! They are a great size, with inside pockets and a zip pocket, magnetic closure and gold crossbody chain strap. There’s also a nice little pocket on the back for things you need quickly!!
They measure 10” W x 5 1/4” H x 1/2” D.
BAGS • Longchamp Expandable Tote
Ali-Shaun and the Nordstrom Associate we talked to both said this Longchamp Expandable Tote will definitely sell out quickly, so I wanted to show it to you in my first post. Even though it looks all tiny and small here, it actually unfolds into two bigger tote sizes.
It’s really genius. Ali-Shaun loves to travel with hers and swore by the quality and water resistant nylon with leather strap and handles.
If you love a good designer bag, the classic Tory Burch tote is included in the sale this year. The Everly never goes out of style and is perfect for work to weekend, with three compartments large enough to fit a laptop inside. I love that it has little gold feet too.
BRAS • UNDIES
Finally, for your ‘foundation garments’ definitely stock up on these while they’re marked way down:
Comfiest Seamless Undies – You’ll barely know they’re there and they stay in place all day
Prettiest T-Shirt Bra – The lacey overlay is thin, so it won’t show through your t-shirts. It comes in sizes 30A-34G and offers just the right amount of lift and support. The bra runs small though, so you may want to size up.
Pretty Thongs – For your sassy side, they come in a rainbow of 21 colors and are great even under tight workout pants or leggings because they don’t show a thing!
Okay friends! Have an awesome shopping day! See you tomorrow with the $500 Nordstrom Giveaway!