What Ali-Shaun Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hi friends! How’s your week going? I’m doing great and even better since so many of you said you are excited to start the next Fitness Challenge with me!!  I know I need it and I’ll feel so much more like myself when I get back on track.  Mark your calendars, our challenge starts September 1!

Last week I shared What I Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and how I’m mixing and matching outfits.  Today, I thought it would be fun to show you what Ali-Shaun went home with.

For the third year in a row, Ali-Shaun and I have shopped the sale together and it’s always more fun with a friend.  Here we are in 2018!

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Ali-Shaun works in corporate America and needs professional outfits for the office.  Even though she’s currently working from home, she routinely attends Zoom meetings where she wants to look the part (at least on top!).

This year she had a specific idea of items she wanted to thoughtfully add to her wardrobe and I think she did great!  She’ll definitely be able to mix and match these pieces and she did a little try-on at home to show you how she’s already planning on wearing some of these pieces.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Ali-Shaun

TOPS : Pintuck Lace Blouse • Bow Detail BlouseCrewneck SweaterV-Neck High/Low SweaterWhite Button DownCardigan (not pictured)

BOTTOMS : Itty Bitty Bootcut JeansHigh Waist Black Skinny JeansCrop Straight Leg PantsPonte Leggings (Similar on Amazon)

DRESS : Mod Stripe Ruffle Trim Midi Dress

SHOES : Black BootieCognac Bootie

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.

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Blouse, Pants, Velvet Shoes

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Ali-Shaun has these straight leg pants in black and reaches for them often so she knew she’d be happy to add another pair in a different color.  They come in this darker red pomegranate, a bright red (think holiday), and a creamy beige.

The pants are a sleek straight-leg cut with a slight crop (not so cropped on her at 5’4).  They have a lot of stretch (5% spandex), a zip fly with a bar hook closure and front pockets/back welt pockets.  The other great thing about them is that you can machine wash them and lay flat to dry.

Pant Fit :  TTS, wearing 8

This pintuck bow blouse is something she felt great in and it looks so fabulous with the red pants.  She can also wear it with jeans and a heel or a skirt for a night out.  I know she was happy to find this blouse because she really needed some professional tops for those video conferences and the bow and dots up the ante from your typical blouse.

Top Fit : TTS, wearing M 

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Tee, Pants, Denim Jacket, Velvet Shoes, Clutch

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I love how changed the look from professional to concert chic with this jean jacket, black tee and sassy heels.

Nordstrom Sale What Ali-Shaun Bought, Denim Jacket, Red Pants

Denim Jacket

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Denim Jacket, Red Pants, Black tee, Black Clutch

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Of course Oliver had to make an appearance!  He’s the biggest, sweetest dog ever- and smart as all get out too!    He learned how to open the front door with his paws and let himself outside!

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Black V-Neck Sweater, Red Pants, Studded Heels, Tote

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Our favorite lightweight high-low sweater literally goes with everything from jeans to leggings, but it’s so cool with the red pants too.

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Black V-Neck Sweater, Camo Pants, Booties

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And how about with camo pants?!  She’s wearing them here with a black bootie for a more dressed up look.

Pant Fit :  TTS, wearing 8

Top Fit : TTS, wearing M 

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Black V-Neck Sweater, Camo Pants, Booties

SweaterSimilar Camo PantsSimilar Veja Sneakers

And here dressed down with sneakers.  Good job on the ankle cuff, girl!

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, White Button Down, Camo Pants, Veja Sneakers

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We all liked the Rails button down top and it looks chic with jean shorts, cotton shorts, jeans and these camo pants.

Pant Fit :  TTS, wearing 8

Top Fit : TTS, wearing M 

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Blue Crew Neck Sweater, Black Jeans,Booties

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The black jeans were one of the first things she tried on and she felt SO GOOD in them!  They fit her like a dream and they are super slimming and comfortable with a raw edge hem.  They are the Kut from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans and currently fully stocked in all sizes ($58).

I feel like black jeans don’t always get the attention they deserve, but they’re definitely a go-to for me in Fall too.

Jeans Fit: TTS, wearing 8

Ali-Shaun loved this pale blue sweater and how soft it felt on.

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Long Cardigan, White Tee, Black Jeans, Booties

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Don’t think a short girl can’t rock a long cardigan.  Ali-Shaun looks fab in this one and the color is so perfect for Fall.  The exact cardigan Ali-Shaun bought sold out, but this Similar Cardigan is a near identical match.  Possibly better too because there’s no wool in that one and I know lots of us (myself included) are highly sensitive to wool in our fabrics.

Long Cardigan Fit : TTS, wearing M

Tee Fit: TTS, wearing M

Jeans Fit: TTS, wearing 8

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Jean Jacket, White Tee, Black Jeans, Veja Sneakers, Bee Strap, Tote Bag

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Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, White Pin Tuck Blouse, Bootcut Jeans, Booties

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All hail the Itty Bitty Bootcut jeans!  At first Ali-Shaun didn’t think these jeans looked good on her, but when she tried them on with a pointy toe boot, she completely changed her mind!  These are so slimming and comfortable with that winning ab-solution technology that keeps you comfortably tucked in. AND, there’s something special about the placement of the back pockets that makes your booty look EXTRA in the best way!

The jeans are fully stocked in all sizes ($49).

Jeans Fit :  Runs large, size down, wearing 8

Top Fit : This top is roomy, wearing M

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, White Pin Tuck Blouse, Bootcut Jeans, Booties, Hat

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I think someone is Rodeo ready!  If there is a rodeo next year!  That Amazon hat was a Favorite Thing at our party last year! Angela brought it and I got it in black from her!  It’s only $14!

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Geometric Dress, Knee High Boots

Dress • Boots

Last but not least, Ali-Shaun is highly involved in event planning for her company, so she often needs outfits for dressier occasions.  This dress is fresh and fun, but still appropriate for work or play.  I also love how she paired them with tall black booties for Fall.

Dress Fit: Runs a tad small, wearing 10

Nordstrom Sale, What Ali-Shaun Bought, Abby


OMG!  Isn’t her daughter just DARLING?!  Jordan ADORES her and looks up to her so much!  I think Ali-Shaun’s daughter is a little Mini Me for sure!  Don’t you?!


Are y’all ready to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale when it opens to EVERYONE TOMORROW?!  Is your wishlist all ready to go or are you still adding last minute items?!  I’ll be doing one more swipe through everything and share tomorrow on my blog and on Stories.

Here are some posts to help you finalize your shopping!

Top 15 Nordstrom Sale Picks

Top Picks for Women

Top Intimates & Accessories

Style A Friend | In the Dressing Room with Ali-Shaun & Tarah (lots of sizing/fit tips here)

Best of Hair and Beauty & Colleen Rothschild Giveaway

Nordstrom v. Amazon Looks for Less

Have a great day friends! 

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  1. I Love Ali-Shaun! Looks like you guys had so much fun. She looks fabulous in all but I especially love the dress, long cardigan, and white blouse and jeans on her:)


  2. I love it when you feature Ali-Shaun and her classy style! Her picks are always my faves. She is extra adorable in this post- she looks like she’s finding her comfort zone!

  3. I am looking for the link to your army green colored pants that you both are wearing and then the shoes that Ali-Shaun is wearing with her green pants.

  4. Loved this post! Ali-Shaun rocked everything…especially the dress and the itty-bitty booty jeans outfit . LOVE YOU GALS…and Tarah too…on stories! Laughed right along with you!!

  5. Love this! Minus the bust she is a similar size to me so it’s nice to see how these looks on someone with a similar shape. Great selection she chose and love that the professional tops will work for fun tops (when we are allowed to have fun as well)! Please thank her for being a part of your blog!

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