It’s the best sale of the year.
You guys, I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s basically a holiday to me. And really, what’s not to love? Brand new fall and winter (and honestly, some summer, too) merchandise is discounted before it goes up to full price. The sale officially starts on July 22 (and prices go up August 8), but Nordstrom credit and debit card holders have early access and can shop the sale in stores and online now. So, that’s exactly what I did. My fellow Nordstrom devotees (aka my mom, sister, and our friend) made an appointment with our trusty style expert, Valerie (with whom we have a long-standing, wonderful relationship), and browsed nearly every pre-shop tent in the store.
I focused mostly on clothes (partially because the shoe tent was way too overwhelming, so I decided to browse those online, and partially because by the time we got to the accessories tent, I was hungry and tired), and tried to stick with pieces that are simple, versatile and comfortable (like this workout tank that didn’t make the collage because I initially didn’t think it was that special, but I just wore it and am in love with the fit, the feel, and the cut). Honestly, there were so many temptations, but I had to exercise at least a little restraint. Here’s what I ended up with:
1. Two by Vince Camuto Mixed Media V-Neck Tunic • $38.90 (After Sale: $59)
The black panel at the bottom of this shirt is a lightweight, floaty material that falls so nicely and easily, and the grey top-half of the shirt is super soft and comfy. In other words: It’s the perfect, easy basic top. Yes please.
2. Pleione Bell Cuff High/Low Blouse • $44.90 (After Sale: $68)
I have a lot of patterned blouses, but I want to up my monochromatic game and give myself more of an opportunity to wear my favorite necklaces, and have a bit more of a versatile wardrobe. Enter: This shirt, with the cutest bell sleeves at the end.
3. Chelsea28 Victoriana Lace Detail Tank • $45.90 (After Sale: $69)
I’m not normally one for high-necks (If they’re too tight, I kind of get a choking sensation and end up constantly trying to pull the material away), but this one is just loose enough, and I literally fell in love with it the second I put it on. I tried it on with the ripped AG Jeans I also bought (see #8), and it was basically the perfect outfit.
4. Vince Camuto Zip Pocket Drape Front Blazer • $92.90 (After Sale: $139)
I’m on a constant hunt for a blazer that’s more structured than a cardigan, but not so structured that it’s super “worky.” I love that this one is an open front, and will hang nicely over basically all of the shirts I also bought.
5. Alo Sunny Strappy Soft Cup Bralette • $28.90 (After Sale: $54)
I mean, the back of this bra sells the whole thing.
6. Sandra Two-Pocket Boyfriend Tunic • $51.90 (After Sale: $78)
This is one of my favorite kind of casual looks in the fall and winter: the long, button-down tunic that I can wear with jeans or leggings and be super comfy but still look kind of put together. I’d wear this shirt right now if it wasn’t 90 degrees outside. But, you better believe as soon as fall temps hit, I’ll be putting this puppy on.
7. Halogen Belted Short Sleeve Top • $49.90 (After Sale: $78)
Guys, I have a confession: I bought this shirt in two colors. I grabbed it in a solid, forest green because, you know, all that stuff I said about monochromatic clothes, but I couldn’t resist this black and white pattern either.
8. AG ‘The Legging’ Ankle Jeans (10 Years Recreation) • $163.90 (After Sale: $245)
Ugh, really, I didn’t plan to buy any jeans this year. I feel like I have a decent collection (basically all AGs, because I discovered a couple years ago that they are the best. jeans. ever.), but of course, I wore shorts to the store and needed to grab some jeans to try shirts on with. The rest, as they say, is history.
9. Leith Twist Front Jumpsuit • $48.90 (After Sale: $72)
I have one jumpsuit, that I bought at a T.J. Maxx in Utah a good two years ago, and I’m obsessed with it and wear it all the time. You’d think it would be easy finding another one I like, given jumpsuits are everywhere these days, but I didn’t…until now. I love the cutout, the color, and the fit of this one.
10. Zella ‘Ready or Not’ Crop Pullover Top • $44.90 (After Sale: $68)
Simple: It’s super soft, super comfy, and I see myself wearing it basically nonstop.
11. Caslon Long Sleeve Denim Shirt • $39.90 (After Sale: $69)
Sure, I already have a couple chambray and denim shirts in the same vain as this one, but none of them are as nice as this one. It is insanely soft, the fabric is a perfect mid weight, and the prospect of wearing it all fall and winter makes me very happy.
12. Vince Camuto Short Sleeve Chiffon Top • $51.90 (After Sale: $79)
I actually didn’t see this one in the store, but I ordered it online after I got home, because, again, it looks super versatile, and I’m a big fan of the sheer sleeves. Simple.
13. Calvin Klein Modern Micro Racerback Bralette • $17.90 (After Sale: $28)
Well, in the three days that I’ve owned this bralette, I’ve worn it…three times. It’s unbelievably comfortable, and perfect with open-side tanks, which I’m a huge proponent of this summer.
Find anything in the anniversary sale that I missed? Let me know/enable my Nordstrom habit in the comments below.
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