Last year, I experienced my first ever Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as a blogger. I tried to step outside of my comfort zone when it came to fashion to share just about anything that I thought my readers would be interested in and what seemed to be ‘popular’ items. It was much more intense that I had anticipated and I’ve learned several things about it (as a blogger) since then.
Early on this year, I decided I would do things differently. The word two words that came to mind were: versatile & quality. I want to share items that could be worn multiple ways, for multiple occasions. I also wanted to find items that I can wear now and later. I didn’t want to share all of the basics that could really be found at Target, but rather items that are more classic and had a lastly quality about them.
The two categories that I really l like to take advantage of during this sale are denim and shoes. I am very particular about denim and will pay good money for good denim. Shoes are one of my favorite things to shop for and being able to buy them at such a discounted price during this sale always makes me happy.
This top is available in two solid colors and two print options. It fits true to size (I’m wearing a size small here, but ordered an xs). The sash belt wraps all the way around to fit you just right and there is a snap closure at the bust. It’s such a flattering top that can be worn in the workplace or a night out.
This brand of denim is one of my all-time favorites when it comes to premium denim. These are a raw hem with a small slit at the ankles. This fit tts, remain super comfortable throughout the day without stretching out.
I always love a good paid of neutral flats. This pair of textured leather flats (also available in6 other options) fit tts. Pointy toe shoes are very flattering and help elongate the legs. Another option would be these or these.
The colors of this top are so soft and pretty. It’s a top I plan to wear now, with shorts and sandals, but also in cooler months styled like this, or with booties. I’m wearing an xxs, which is my true size in this brand, so I would say size down one size from your normal size.
A good leopard print sweater is always so nice to during the fall and winter. The print and colors of this one are so pretty. It’s also one of the softest sweaters ever! It fits tts, but I size up for a little more relaxed fit (wearing a size small here).
This pair of denim were new to me for two reasons. First, they are a brand I have never tried and second, they are a washed out black vs. a true black. After wearing them for a few outfits, they really grew on me. They are very comfortable and I like the wash, too. I’m wearing a size 0P here, so would say they fit tts.
If you’re in the market for a great pair of nice booties, these are a great option! The heel isn’t too high, the shaft is just right, and I love the pointy toe. I sized up one size and they are also available in two other solid colors, plus a leopard print here.
I love a smaller handbag for everyday wear and this one is so nice. This one is available in 4 color options.
I could live in light-weight, basic sweaters during the fall and winter. This one is a favorite for this year, no doubt! It has dolman sleeves and a bit of an over-sized/relaxed fit. It’s available in 6 colors and I size down one size in this brand (wearing an xxs).
This top is one size too big (wearing a size small here), but otherwise I love it! The neutral colors of the snake print make it very versatile. You could wear it with a pencil skirt or a pair of off-white dress pants for the workplace. Add a blazer to change the look, too. For a cute and casual daytime look, pair it with jeans and flats.
The suede mini skirt isn’t too short and fits so well. I did size up one size (wearing a 25 here), it zips up in the back. This is a skirt is one that can be paired with so many tops to dress it up or down. See more ways to wear it below.
Another great pair of booties here with a block heel. This pair is a taupe suede. They fit tts and are also available in black leather and snake print.
Same light-weight sweater as seen above, worn with the same suede skirt as above. This pair of booties were my favorite of all I tried on, hands-down! The color is perfect (tortilla suede), but they are available in 4 other options.
Another good leopard top here with this super soft tee. Perfect for wearing now and layering in the cooler months. It has a relaxed fit and fits tts (wearing an xs).
Same skirt and booties as above.
A casual way to wear this top with the same denim and shoes from above.
The light-weight sweater is here again (as seen above in grey and cream).
This is another brand of denim that I really love and the fit of this pair is perfect (tts). I needed a pair of darker wash denim, so I was excited to find these.
The style of this handbag is super cute. It’s just big enough to hold all of the must-haves, without being over-sized. It’s available in 4 colors.
A dress to wear now and later. The photo on the left is how the dress is off the rack. I would remove the little tie belt and replace it with a thicker belt. Or wear it with no belt as a shift dress is super cute, too! On the right, is one way to wear it in cooler temps. Layering with a cardigan or jacket will transition this dress into the fall.
My favorite light-weight sweater here in cream and these jeans are the same as above. I’m on the fence about these boots. I love the color, style, fit and all, but I’m afraid I might be a bit too short (5′ 2″) for them to look flattering on me. If you are needing a great pair of knee-high boots, and are a little bit taller than me, I would highly recommend this pair.
The teddy bear jacket trend was pretty big last year, but I didn’t jump on board with it. I did decide to give this one a try and ended up loving it. It’s so soft and I really like the cropped style. It’s such a pretty color, too! It is an open-front jacket (no closures) and fits tts.
I absolutely love this pair of dark wash denim, as seen above, too. And these booties were my favorite of all.
Last year I was on the hunt for a nicer coat to wear for special events/occasions. I never found one that I loved, so I was super excited to come across this one while in the store a few days ago. I love the soft, neutral color of it and that it has pockets. It also has two clasps for closure. The softness is incredible and I cannot wait to wear this coat.
That’s a wrap for my in-store try on session. I hope you found this post helpful and enjoy shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Don’t forget, everything ships for free PLUS returns are always free (and hassle free). Nordstrom seriously has the BEST customer service and it’s one of the main reasons I love to shop there as much as I do.
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