Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Open for EVERYONE | Style A Friend Edition

Good morning and happy day!  It’s finally here – the day that EVERYONE can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  And I’m so excited because Ali-Shaun is back too!  I know you’re ready to shop, so let’s get right to it!  I’ve had my coffee and I’m ready to jump in!

Helpful Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Posts

Have you already been making your lists?  If you need more details, check out my previous posts :

Early Favorites & High Sell Out Risks

Dressing Room Try-On

Activewear Recommendations

Best Boots and Booties & How to Style Them

Hottest Items Still in Stock

We all know that things sell out FAST during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but never fear, you can still get your hands on these super popular items!

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigans

Long Open Cardigan

Longchamp Expandable Tote

The North Face Hooded Parka

Seamless Undies

AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans

Natori Bra

Blondo ‘Nina’ Waterproof Bootie

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE • STYLE A FRIEND

It’s always more fun shopping with a friend and I know y’all love it when I bring Ali-Shaun with me.  I love it to!  She brings her own perspective, tons of laughs, and another shape for you to see how the clothes look.

My Size Reference: I’m short (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110 and wear a 34D bra.  I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XSP/XS in tops and dresses.

Ali-Shaun Size Reference: She’s taller (5’4), with an hourglass shape, small waist and fuller bust.  She usually wears a size 8-10 in jeans, and Medium/Medium Petite or size 8 in tops and dresses.

*For more detailed info about shoes, boots and booties, see yesterday’s post where I went in-depth on each of my favorite pairs!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans (0P) • AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans (28) • Caslon Plaid Button Down (XXSP/M) • Sam Edelman Tall Boots • Treasure and Bond Snakeskin Hat

We got started with a traditional Fall outfit, something you might see either of us in on a weekend.  Plaid button downs are a closet staple because they can be easily worn with a cardigan, under a pullover or untucked with leggings. We both liked the soft feel and colors in these tops.

Both jeans were keepers too.

Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans • $59 now, $89 after sale

AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans • $149 now, $225 after sale

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. 

I bought these knee boots and love the fit, shape, color and style – they’ll go with practically everything in your wardrobe.  They have a 3 inch heel and 14 1/2 shaft circumference.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans (0P) • BP Green Sweater (S) • Sam Edelman Tall Boots

Dang, I didn’t get a picture of Ali-Shaun in this sweater, which is such a shame becasue she looked GORGEOUS in it.  The color was so flattering with her dark hair and green eyes!

It’s a chunky knit with a relaxed fit, and also comes in a lovely lavender.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

AG Prima Skinny Jeans (24) •AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans (28) • Socialite Long Sleeve Top (XS/M) • Linea Paolo Winslet Wedge Bootie

You’ll definitely want to stock up on this basic long sleeve tee.  It’s nearly sold out in the ‘oatmeal’ and ‘gold – tobacco’ colors, but the grey and red that we’re wearing are fully stocked!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

AG Prima Skinny Jeans (24) • AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans (28) • Socialite Long Sleeve Top (XS/M) • Linea Paolo Winslet Wedge BootieMadewell Orange ScarfTreasure & Bond Scarf

A colorful scarf is my #1 tip for adding a punch of color and pattern to your outfit.  It also keeps you warm!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna (0P/6) • Caslon Sleeveless Top (XS/M) (size down) • Caslon Grey Strap WedgeSteve Madden Studded Sandals

For a ‘wear now’ outfit, this smocked top with frilly collar and sleeves is so cute! I liked every color – and it also comes in blue and white.  You could wear it with every shade of jeans and also dress it up for work with slacks or a skirt.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna (0P) • Gibson Cowl Neck Sweater (XSP) • Cole Haan Callista Sandal • Nordstrom Snakeskin Clutch

Gibson sent a few things my way and this cowl neck sweater was my fave! It’s that supersoft thin knit fleece material we’ve all gotten spoiled with, and you can also wear it off the shoulder.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna (0P) • Gibson Cowl Neck Sweater (XSP) • Nordstrom Snakeskin Clutch

This animal print clutch also comes in leopard!  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.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

STS Ellie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (25/28) • Caslon Camo/Star Shirt (XS/S) • Caslon Allie Wedge Sneaker

Shannon recommended these jeans and she was right on! They are only $28 and fit and feel much more expensive.  The ripped pair is sold out, but the solid is still available.

The cozy printed shirt is a top we both didn’t want to take off.  It’s perfect for Fall ball games, grocery runs or just lounging around the house.

Of course the Caslon wedge sneaker is super popular this year.  We both went home with it!

CARDIGANS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Cozy Loungewear with Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

Me : Barefoot Dreams Cozy Lite Long Cardigan XS • Cozy Shorts XXS • BP Cozy Top XXS • UGG Scuffette Slippers

Ali-Shaun : Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan • Cozy Joggers M • BP Cozy Top M • UGG Scuffette Slippers

The Barefoot Dreams cozy cardigan is back and it’s as good as you remember.  It’s one of the most popular things in the sale and for good reason –  comfy cozy goodness that you’ll never want to take off!  Better hide it though, because next thing you know your kids will be stealing it from you! #talkingtoyouJames!
You can wear this comfortably lounging around all day, take it on the airplane with you or wear it out like a regular cardigan with jeans and boots. Lucky for us, it washes beautifully.  And for bonus points with your friends and family, give it as the best Christmas gift they’ll receive.

Cardigan Fit:  I’m wearing XS/S and it fits true to size with some room for layering.  Ali-Shaun is wearing M.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

STS Ellie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (25/28) • BP Lace Trim Cami (XS/M) • BP Long Cardigan (XXS/M) • Blondo Nina Wedge BootieSomething Navy Grey HatTreasure and Bond Snakeskin Hat

Our favorite cardigan in the sale looks great on everyone!  It’s a lightweight knit with pockets and a great, long length. But not too long for shorties! 😉

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans (0P) • AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans (28) • BP Stripe V Neck (XS) • Caslon Stripe Top (S) • BP Long Leopard Cardigan • Something Navy Leopard Cardigan (M) • Vince Camuto Kimora Peep Toe Bootie

The two leopard print cardigans were so popular that they sold out early, but I’m including them in case there are restocks. Ali-Shaun was making fun of hers at first, but when she put them with her black tights, she changed her tune!

One thing’s for sure, the t-shirts are closet staples.  If you don’t have these or yours have seen better days, stock up now before the price goes up!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Tights (M) • TeeCardigan (M) • Wedge Sneaker (size up 1/2)

After Ali-Shaun put these tights on, she wanted to wear every top and cardigan with them.  I finally made her put “real clothes” on, but first I indulged her in wearing them with this Cardigan.  It’s a sporty look with the Wedge Sneakers, but it could be made dressier with booties.

We also liked this look with the denim button down underneath.

JACKETS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans (0P) • AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans (28) • BP Stripe V Neck (XS) • Caslon Stripe Top (S) • Caslon Military Jacket (XS/M) • Vince Camuto Kimora Peep Toe Bootie

A military jacket is always a good idea!  We both loved the sturdiness and attention to detail in this one.  You can treat camo like you would any other neutral and pair it with almost anything. Camo and stripes is a classic combo.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

STS Ellie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (25/28) • Lace Trim Cami (M) • Thread & Supply Quilted Jacket (XS/S) • Blondo Nina Bootie

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 Small.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans (24/28) • Thread & Supply Sherpa Jacket (XS/S) • 1. State Kaleb Wedge Bootie • Linea Paolo Winslet Wedge Bootie

The super popular teddy bear fleece pullover is back and in a pretty new ivory/black trim option AND in size XS!  Praise!!  I do like this color combo, but ended up getting the charcoal grey.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

STS Ellie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (25/28) • Zella Puffy Jacket (XS/S) • Blondo Nina Wedge Bootie

This Zella fleece jacket feels like you’re being given a cozy bear hug.  It definitely is an oversized fit, but so dang cozy with the soft jersey lining.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Northface grey parka with leggings and nike tennis shoes

The North Face Hooded Parka • Nike One Lux 7/8 Tights XS • Adidas Sneakers • Nike Flyknit Sneaker

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

JUMPSUITS & DRESSES

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Vince Camuto Jumpsuit (0P) • Louise Hanabeth Pump • Kendra Scott Double Pendant Necklace

I’m always team jumpsuit and love this sleek style.  It’s a sophisticated sleeveless jumpsuit that would be perfect for a party or fancy dinner out.  Even though I’m wearing 0P and heels, it would still need an alteration on me.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Eliza J Green Flare Dress (8) • Louise Hanabeth Pump

Ali-Shaun found two great dresses that will take her from work to dinner after.  This first one was so flattering on her with the the tie waist and ruffled hem.  Not to mention that deep green looks great on her with her green eyes and dark hair.  The material is a textured jacquard and I think she’ll be able to wear this now with the heels she’s in and with tights and booties when it gets chilly.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Chelsea 28 Yellow Floral Dress (M)•  Rebecca Minkoff Studded Belt • Cole Haan Callista Sandal

We also loved her in this bold floral patterned dress.  Doesn’t she look so good?! We belted it to accentuate her tiny waist, but she pulls off the pattern beautifully and I like it with the booties!

COZIES

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Kut from the Kloth Donna Skinny Jeans (0P/6) • Caslon Top • Halogen V Neck (M) • Barefoot Dreams Sleeveless Cardigan (XS/M) • UGG Melrose Bootie

You better believe we beelined straight for Barefoot Dreams cardigans.  This new short sleeve version is my fave!  I’ve already worn it around the house, out to coffee and I packed it in my San Antonio bag.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Nordstrom Sleep Shirt (XXS) • Nordstrom Moonlight PJ Set (M)

These jammies are so, so soft and cozy!  I definitely say get them and thank me later!  They’re menswear inspired, super soft with a bit of stretch, and feel so good on!

PJ Fit : They run big, might want to size down.  

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Madewell Gingham PJ Set (XS/M)

This gingham pair of pajamas was also so darling, but very long!  I was swimming in the XS, but if you’re taller, I bet you’ll love them!

ACCESSORIES

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

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 showed 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.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - dressing room try-on session with fit tips and sizing recommendations

Madewell Top-Bar 50mm Sunglasses

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Madewell sunglasses

HatSunniesRuffled Bikini

KIDS

For kids, now is the best time to save tons of money on bigger ticket items like The North Face Jackets.  I bought one for both James and Jordan and they love them.  Bonus, these are both reversible!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - The North Face reversible jackets for kids

James’ JacketJordan’s Jacket

HOME DECOR

Y’all went crazy for this marble lazy Susan when I shared it on Stories.  I’m crazy for it too!  I think it looks so cute sitting next to the stovetop holding those things you want handy.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - marble lazy susan

Marble Lazy Susan

Okay friends, I think I’ve got you armed and ready to conquer this beast of a sale!  Join me and Ali-Shaun on Stories – we want you in on all the laughs and fun!

Have a great weekend friends!

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