Well, hi friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! Definitely the most exciting sale of the year for myself ~ I love fall clothes, all of the colors, and basically ‘sweater weather’ fashion.. which is probably comical considering where I live. I keep telling my husband we just need to move somewhere in between the midwest and Florida, so I can at least wear sweaters in October with the rest of the world, but maybe I won’t freeze in the dead of winter either! He keeps giving me a ‘look.’ Sigh. So here we are. The best sale of the year, and for the 3rd year in a row, I am very picky about what I purchase since Florida doesn’t experience fall weather until usually November (if I’m lucky).
I think the best part about the sale, is almost everything included is very much a closet staple. Lots of cardigans, booties, scarfs, basic striped tees. Since Nordstrom is generally the mothership for trends and fashion, you can feel confident that whatever purchased will usually hold strong in your closet for years to come. I think every BP long cardigan I’ve purchased over the years is still in my closet, and still relevant!
So, today is the first day Nordstrom cardholders can shop (the sale actually started July 9th for those with an open bank account 😆). Everyone can shop the sale without a Nordy card starting July 19th. And as always, Nordstrom always offers free shipping + free returns.
Since today was day 1 (and literally hour 1 as I write this post… the sale didn’t open up til 12:30 pm this year. Unusual, but worked for me since I had the day off work!), I picked out my favorites and placed an order. Here they are:
Basically a pish posh of things that don’t really work together, but fill gaps in my closet and I truly think I will wear. I’m trying to shop smart there year, eh! 😬 There are other items that I’m going to add to my wish list, and will think about as the sale carries on over the next few weeks. I usually pick my favorites, and as the sale goes on I start to piece outfits together using items in my closet and place another order if items are still available. I will definitely keep sharing my outfit creations for you!
For today’s post, I wanted to do just that – here are my outfit creations using the pieces I purchased above and other items available currently in the NSale. Enjoy!
Gibson fleece pullover – I was instantly drawn to this awesome leopard print! This pullover has been incredibly popular for years on Nordstrom’s website (1,200 almost 5 star reviews!). Every year I mean to order at least one color, but I just never have. Maybe I’ve just never been in love with the color options available, but I wasn’t going to let this awesome print pass me by! There are 4 other colors options available if this is a little too wild for your taste, including a plain grey option. Size down (runs large according to Nordstrom’s website).
Zella leggings – The Zella brand is a Nordstrom exclusive. I’ve never owned a pair of their leggings since I have a Fabletics membership, but they are very well received. The NSale is a great way to try them out to see if they would work for you.
Kate Spade earrings – I have a couple pairs of these stud earrings. Always a great closet staple.
Rebecca Minkoff croc embossed bag – Rebecca Minkoff handbags are one of my favorite for a semi-designer brand. They are more affordable then Tory Burch and very good quality. All RM bags I have in my closet look brand new. I picked this bag out as a completer piece because not only is the croc-embossed print going to be a hot trend this fall, so is this rustic-reddish color.
Adidas running sneakers – These sneakers are amazing! They also come in a white/copper color which I love also!
BP raw edge pocket tee – This tee is only $16. I’ve had various versions of this tee over the years and passed up on the black/white striped version from last year and regretted it ever since. It’s one of the best basic tops you can have in your closet for a fall staple wardrobe.
Caslon utility pants – One of the first outfit ideas that came to mind for this tee was to pair with olive colored utility pants I already have in my closet. I was happy to see the NSale included a pair similar to mine from the Caslon brand which are very similar to mine. They also come in camo print!
Sam Edelman flats – These flats are on my wish list. Every year I purchase at least one pair of the Sam Edelman flats included in the NSale, and they never disappoint! I still have every pair from the last few years I’ve purchased and they are comfortable all day at work. Usually I go for the crazy color options, but this year I really just need a nice closet staple color.
Kendra Scott necklace – So many wonderful Kendra Scott pieces are included in the sale! Crazily enough, I do not own a black necklace – how is that possible?! So this black necklace is also on my wish list.
Halogen snakeskin print belt – Croc/Snakeskin prints are going to be hot hot this fall! Instead of spicing up the outfit with a pop of color, I liked adding the print instead.
Kendra Scott earrings – Just a beautiful pair of Kendra Scott earrings included in this years sale.
BP lightweight sweater – BP is one of Nordstrom’s more affordable lines. I usually pick up one of their cardigans every sale and also a pullover. I fell in love with this plum color! I don’t own anything like this sweater in my closet and since it’s listed as “lightweight” I’m hoping it will be perfect for a Florida winter.
Wit & Wisdom denim – If you’re looking for an affordable pair of denim, you can’t go wrong with these! Highly rated reviews.
Baublebar earrings – A great jewelry fall staple that will go with almost everything in your closet.
Sole Society bag – This one sold out before I could even finish my post! I’ll keep checking for an active link as returns/re-stocks come in. It’s a great bag for the price!
Sam Edelman booties – I have the taupe color on my wish list of these booties – I love both colors, but have a similar pair (also from a previous NSale year) still in my closet and plan to wear them with this outfit.
Caslon sleeveless top – Also on my wish list! Love this blouse for work. Runs large, order one size down.
BP cardigan – This marigold color is awesome and would fit into any fall wardrobe.
Articles of Society denim – Another great brand that makes affordable denim. I have several pairs in my closet.
Steve Madden loafers – These loafers were at the top of my “need to buy now” list. I have a taupe color from a couple years ago that are starting to wear out and I absolutely love them. I do not own any gray flats for work and the studded detail made me love them that much more! You might remember the studded mules from last NSale – those are still a closet favorite!