NORDSTROM SALE – EARLY FAVES

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Today is all about the start of the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! If you’re a cardholder, you are able to shop the Early Access sale all this week (July 12th-19th). Then starting on July 20th, the sale is open to everyone until it ends on August 5th. I’ve been shopping this sale for many years and there’s absolutely no better time or place to grab high-quality, brand new fall and winter pieces for insanely low prices. It might seem weird to buy winter boots when it’s 95 degrees outside but trust me… it is so worth it. It’s rare to ever see the prices get this low again. With that being said, popular items have a tendency to sell out really fast. Most of the time they restock the items, so if something says “Sold Out”, make sure to keep checking back.  There were many items last year that unfortunately didn’t get restocked so my advice is to pull the trigger immediately if you see something that you love. Nordstrom has FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS so no harm if an item doesn’t work out!

My strategy for the sale is the same every year. First, I try to load up on inexpensive basics like short and long-sleeve tees, cardigans and denim. Depending on the year, I may splurge on a more expensive pair of denim too since it will be discounted so heavily AND good denim lasts forever!  Second, I always pick up some fall boots, booties and sneakers. I take really good care of my stuff, so most of my shoes last for many years which allows me to buy different colors of things each year. For example, last year I purchased two pairs of Sam Edelman boots in gray and camel, so this year I bought the black. Next, depending on what I need in my closet I will splurge on a few investment pieces that I know I’ll have for a long time. Last year I chose to splurge on a couple of handbags. This year, it’s probably going to be a coat and sunglasses.

I ordered most of my things online at midnight when the sale started, and then went to the store this morning to confirm sizing and see what else they had. I found some amazing pieces in person that I passed right over online so it worked out great! Below, I’ve attached numerous fitting room photos of items that I really like (apologies for the terrible lighting). I don’t have pictures wearing everything, so some items you’ll only find in the shopping widget (please open this post in your browser so you can see all the shopping widgets). Today’s post is focused on my early favorites that I think will sell out fast. I’ve provided the link to each item, as well as the size and fit info. For reference I am 5’6” and usually wear size XS or Small, and a size 25 in denim. Let’s get this party started!!

ITEM:  Caslon || Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee

SIZING:  Wearing a medium here because that’s all they had but a small would fit a lot better.  This tee comes in 8 colors/patterns and its great alone or as a layering piece.

PRICE:  Originally $29; on sale for $19.90

ITEM:  Free People || Found My Friend Sweater

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing a small.  I really love this vibrant Orchid color, but it also comes in 6 more colors.

PRICE:  Originally $78; on sale for $51.90

 

ITEM:  Free People || High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

SIZING:  All the Free People jeans I have run small so I sized up one size to a 26.  These are lightweight, stretchy and such a great light wash.

PRICE:  Originally $78; on sale for $51.90

ITEM:  Leith || Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing an XS.  I loved last year’s version of this but missed out getting this pretty pink color so this was one of the first items I grabbed!  It also comes in four other colors.

PRICE:  Originally $69; on sale for $45.90

 

ITEM:  BP || Lace Trim Satin Camisole

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing a small here.  I also tried on the XS and there wasn’t much difference except the length was a tad shorter on me.  This is so reasonably priced and the perfect layering piece!  It comes in four colors.

PRICE:  Originally $35; on sale for $22.90

 

ITEM:  Thread & Supply || Brandon Fleece Jacket

SIZING:  All they had left was a medium and it was way too big so this isn’t a great photo.  I ordered a small and feel like it’ll fit much better but still be roomy.  I will report back when it gets here.  Can’t wait to wear this in the snow when we go skiing!

PRICE:  Originally $88; on sale for $58.90

 

ITEM:  BP || Washed Moto Leggings

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing XS.  I bought these leggings at last year’s sale and wore them a ton.  They are still in great shape so I highly recommend them.  You can’t see in the picture but there are moto details all over them so it’s not just a plain black legging.  This year’s version has a way better waist band so I’m missing out on that!

PRICE:  Originally $39; on sale for $25.90

ITEM:  BP || Cocoon Cardigan

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing XS.  I bought a few of these last year and wear them constantly, so this year I’m adding to my collection with this pretty “pink cedar” color.  It comes in five other colors as well.

PRICE:  Originally $49; on sale for $31.90

 

ITEM:  Caslon || Rounded V-Neck Tee

SIZING:  I’m wearing a small here but definitely need an XS.  Very comfy tee and longer in length than most others.

PRICE:  Originally $25; on sale for $17.90

 

ITEM: Articles of Society || Heather High Waist Distressed Skinny Jean

SIZING:  I’m wearing a 25 but there’s quite a bit of stretch in the booty area so if you’re in between sizes, I would size down in these.

PRICE:  Originally $68; on sale for $44.90

ITEM:  BP || Ribbed Cardigan

SIZING:  Runs a little big, wearing an XXS.  Very soft and cute basic in a perfect color gray.  Also available in an oatmeal color.

PRICE:  Originally $39; on sale for $25.90

ITEM:  Socialite || Thermal Henley Top

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing an XS.  This is the softest shirt ever so I can’t believe how inexpensive it is.  This might be my favorite find!  I wish I could get it in all four colors but I settled on this “soft rock” shade which looks like a blush pink in person.

PRICE:  Originally $38; on sale for $24.90

ITEM:  BP || Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing an XS.  You really can’t beat this price.  I bought three of these last year and they’re still going strong.  They are great with pants, shorts, worn alone, or layered under something.  Love these AND their short-sleeve counterparts!!  Comes in six colors/patterns.

PRICE:  Originally $29; on sale for $18.90

 

ITEM:  SLS BLUE || Emma Ripped Fray Hem Skinny Jeans

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing a 25.  I bought a pair of ripped SLS Blue jeans at last year’s sale and they are my most asked about pair of denim.  They are really adorable with great rips and frayed hem lines (black really doesn’t photograph well in low light).  Can you believe the price?!

PRICE:  Originally $59; on sale for $38.90

ITEM:  Topshop Long Open Front Cardi

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing a European 34 which fits like a US zero.  My store was sold out of the cream color that I thankfully ordered last night, but I wanted to show you how cozy and thick this knit is!  It comes in four colors.

PRICE:  Originally $75; on sale for $49.90

 

ITEM:  BP || Lace Trim Satin Camisole

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing a small here.  I also tried on the XS and there wasn’t much difference except the length was a tad shorter on me.  This is so reasonably priced and the perfect layering piece!  It comes in four colors.

PRICE:  Originally $35; on sale for $22.90

 

ITEM: Articles of Society || Heather High Waist Distressed Skinny Jean

SIZING:  I’m wearing a 25 but there’s quite a bit of stretch in the booty area so if you’re in between sizes, I would size down in these.

PRICE:  Originally $68; on sale for $44.90

ITEM:  Brixton || Fiddler Corduroy Baker Boy Cap

SIZING:  True-to-size, wearing a small.  My husband bought me a black paper boy cap last Christmas and I adore it, so I couldn’t resist getting a pink one! So sorry for these terrible photos.  My outfit is not on sale, I’m only trying to show the hats!

PRICE:  Originally $48; on sale for $31.90

 

ITEM:  Treasure & Bond || Felt Panama Hat

SIZING:  This is one size fits all but does have a tie inside to adjust the width.  I just had to grab this at such a great price and it looks so adorable with fall outfits!

PRICE:  Originally $49; on sale for $31.90

Please, please, please email me or comment below if you have any questions at all because I’m here to help in any way that I can! I appreciate you supporting my blog and shopping through my site.Tomorrow’s blog post will be focused on my favorite shoes from the Nordstrom sale so look for that. Happy shopping!

Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB

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