I’m sure by this point you all been inundated with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts, but I wanted to get up a general post of “my picks” and also what all I got from the sale. I will say that I was impressed with the selection this year in the sale. I’ve heard some people say they were underwhelmed and others say they weren’t impressed, but I was able to shop the sale in store as well as online and I think I found a lot of good basics that will be great closet staples now and into fall.
Remember, this is just “early access” week which means you have to have a Nordstrom card to purchase the Anniversary Sale items. The sale will open for public access JULY 20th (this Friday). They will most likely re-stock a lot of popular items for the public access, so don’t stress if there was something you wanted and it’s sold out right now. Make sure you check out ALL of the categories of the sale because there were actually some gems in random categories like home and leisure that I wouldn’t have normally looked for, but I decided to just click all of the categories to peruse.
ACCESSORIES & SHOES
J.Crew Earrings | Ring | Longchamp Bag | Plaid Scarf | Tory Burch Wallet | CZ Earrings | Tory Burch Watch | Tory Burch Purse | Rag & Bone Hat | Madewell Scarf | Straw Hat | Steve Madden OTK Boot | Western Bootie | BP Mules | Stuart Weitzman Boot | Rayban Sunglasses
What I Got
“Accessories and Shoes” are always one of my favorite categories and this year’s selection did not disappoint. One of my favorite items from accessories actually sold out and wasn’t on the site anymore- the Treasure & Bond wool hat which I got in black. I will let you all know if it is restocked because it was a great deal and a really cute hat for fall. Out of the accessories above, I think the ones that you really need to get are the Steve Madden OTK boots … I tried these on in the store and they are the most comfortable boots ever and have a really good heel height. I ordered these in black and brown from the website because I knew I would need a basic OTK boot this fall and the price is right at only $89. I also splurged on the wool Rag & Bone hat because it is SUCH a cute hat, not to mention very well-made, and will be a closet staple this fall. I also got the Vince Camuto Western Booties because they were too good to pass up and I will wear them with so many different things this fall. I didn’t end up buying the Stuart Weitzman boots, but I really wanted to. They were like butter and so comfortable, but the price was just a little too high for me. Maybe if I save up some money by the time the sale is over I will go back and get these.
What You Should Get
Every year I usually get their CZ earrings as they are a really good quality and look like real diamonds. I have a pair of diamond studs that I never wear because I am too scared I’ll lose them or misplace them, so for me these are so easy to throw on and wear every day. I really wanted the straw hat in the above collage, but I have SO many straw hats already and couldn’t justify getting another one. If you all are in need of a straw hat, this one was really cute and very well-made. If you are in need of a wallet, the Tory Burch one in the sale is very similar to the TB wallet I’ve used for about 3 years and I LOVE it. Also, if you’re looking for a travel bag, the Longchamp Expandable Tote in the sale is similar to one that I have and it’s a great bag for taking on trips. The one in the sale isn’t quit as big as the one I have, but I played with this one in the dressing room and it’s plenty big enough for a trip.
BASICS WOMENS CLOTHING
What I Got
I actually got most of what is in this collage – the TopShop Cardigan is like wearing a blanket and is so comfortable and cozy, so I ended up getting it in the grey and oatmeal colors. I was in need of a new denim jacket and I LOVED the TopShop Denim Jacket that is in the sale. I always need new lounging clothes, so I got these BP sweatpants and matching hoodie and can’t wait to wear them for a Netflix lounging session. I always stock up every year on the basic white t-shirts from the sale and this year I got the black, white, and striped versions. I was really impressed with this lightweight Leith Coat (despite the bad reviews online)- if you live somewhere with a warmer fall and winter, this coat will be great for you. I ended up getting it in the camel color and plan to wear it all fall and winter. I also got the infamous Spanx Leather Leggings, so I’m excited to wear those with oversized sweaters and boots.
What You Should Get
I usually get the Zella High Waisted Leggings every year, but my pair from last year are still good so I passed on those. However, if you haven’t tried these, you MUST! They are the best leggings ever and really suck in your tummy. Also, if you are in need of a black leather jacket, PLEASE get this one from TopShop because it feel like you are wearing a $2000 leather jacket and it’s only $189. If I didn’t already have 3 black leather jackets, I would have totally gotten this one myself. The sweater in the top left corner is so cute and I really wanted to get it, but I tried to keep my total relatively low this year, so I passed. However, if you are in need of a basic sweater, these were really nice in person and there are many colors available.
NuFace Facial Toning Device | Diptyque Candle Set | Beachwaver Curling Iron | Revitalash Lash Serum | Anthony Face Wipes | Slip Silk Pillowcase | Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Skin Set | Nest Candle Set | Oribe Hair Set | Face Light | Le Labo Set | Molton Brown Body Wash
What I Got
AHHHH! Beauty is always one of my favorite parts of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every year. There are SO many good deals this year in this category. I ended up getting the Le Labo Travel Set because it includes two of my favorite perfumes- Santal 33 and Rose 31. I also got the Molton Brown Body Wash because that is a favorite around these parts and this year’s bottle is HUGE. Per usual, I got the Diptyque candle set because I love those candles and this gives you the chance to try a ton of them to decide which one you like the best. I also decided to try these Anthony Glycolic Face Wipes because I figured why not? LOL. If you follow me on stories you know I got the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite Eye System.
What You Should Get
I mean, what shouldn’t you get, right? LOL. I have SO many recommendations for the beauty section of this sale and could go on and on, but I’ll try to keep it concise. If you haven’t tried a NuFace Facial Toning Device and you’ve wanted to, now is the time to get one since they are on sale. I actually loved mine when I was using it consistently and it really does work, it just takes dedication because you have to use it every night. Also, if you haven’t gotten on board with the silk pillowcase then you are truly missing out. Take my advice and get the Slip Pillowcase from this sale – it will change your life. I no longer have face creases from sleeping and my hair isn’t as rough or crimpy when I wake up because of the silk pillowcase. My favorite Oribe hair products are in this sale in a nice little trio pack – the Gold Lust Shampoo, Conditioner, and the Dry Texturizing Spray.
Whew – that was a long one! Let me know what all you got in the comments and tell me if I’m missing out on something I should get 🙂