Nordstrom Anniversary Sale || Items I Own, Love, + Ordered

I vividly recall, when I was younger, heading to the mall with my mom and sister for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale bright and early. We’d shop for back to school clothes (the shoes were always my favorite) and eat those big ol’ rice krispee treats they used to sell (they might still, I just haven’t seen them lately). Not much has changed, and yesterday, my mom and I headed to Nordstrom to shop all the pre-fall pieces. While there were 48 pages of items for women’s clothing on-line, I found so many of my tried and true favorites on sale too (which they brought back this year). So, today, I wanted to share a few with you (in case you’re looking for some great sale items), and in the coming weeks I plan on styling them in blog posts. Happy shopping friends!!


I think this is likely one of the biggest selling items at the sale, and I didn’t leave without a few. For starters, my favorite open knit pullover from last year was re-stocked in four colors and at such a great price point (about 35% off). This split back sweater from last year is back (I own it in blush) and I grabbed it in the black too. You can easily keep it undone or knot it up for a more fitted look. A few new ones I picked up yesterday include this amazingly cute bell sleeve option (I sized up to a S because I didn’t want it to be super tight… it’s featured above), this oversized cardigan in the cream (but it comes in so many cute colors), and I’m waiting for this pretty little faux wrap sweater to arrive. I also think this blush cardigan is gorgeous (I already have one similar, so I passed this time around).

Tops + Tees

These super basic v-necks have made an appearance again this year (I own in white and grey) and I’ve been known to wear them to sleep or out and about with cut-offs or jeans. My favorite, and super soft, plaid button up is on sale in several color options. You can easily wear this in the summer with the sleeves rolled up and front knotted, and then transition it to fall with jeans and a front tuck. I bought this adorable white peplum lace-up, ruffle choker top in blush (but it’s also super cute in white too), comfortable and basic stripe tee (for $18!), and oversized henley tee (featured above). I had this cute ruffle sleeve top in blush in my cart but it sold out in my size, and I’m considering this bell sleeve fleece (I own a few tops from this brand and they are incredibly soft).


I didn’t buy too much in this area, but my favorite motto leggings from last year are back. I own them in black and olive (olive is my favorite color) and they’re a great throw on and go option…. and my favorite high waisted distressed black jeans from Madewell are on sale. These are such an excellent closet staple, and I wear mine all the time. I also have my eye on this split hem pair, yet I’m fairly certain they will be too long on me.


There were so many cute pieces in this category, I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites. Pieces I owned before the sale, that they brought back, include this logo oversized tank, logo crew neck sweatshirt, and this oh so soft cardigan (perfect for post workouts). My favorite high waisted pair of leggings are also on sale. I ended up trying on, and bringing home, these blush high waisted leggings (them moment I put them on I was sold), blush tank (debated between that color and the grey which is seen above), mauve mesh pullover, and a cozy grey zip up (which I can’t find on-line….). This pullover was super comfortable too, but I ultimately decided on the previously mentioned zip-up. I am debating between these white and bronze running shoes and these white and grey ones (which I tried on already and they’re like walking on air… my mom bought a pair too).


I had my eye on a few pairs before the sale started, and when I saw this low heeled bootie I fell in love. The blush-ish/mauve color is gorgeous and I’m obsessed with the grommet detailing. They also come in tan and black. My favorite mules from last fall (that I own in tan and grey) are on sale too. If a higher bootie is your thing, I also tried on these, and loved them, but didn’t think I’d wear them as much as the lower heeled option….. and I wanted these blush loafers, but they sold out in my size. I’m going to keep my eye on them in the hopes they are restocked. They’re gorgeous! If you’re looking for a splurge item, these over the knee boots are some of my all time favorites. The suede is oh-so-soft and they look amazing on everyone!


I couldn’t resist this suede jacket in the grey color…. and the cognac is gorgeous too. I paired it in the dressing room with the blush ruffle tee from above and the colors were beautiful together! My mom tried on this super cute peplum utility jacket and I love the details on it.


I haven’t received this pink slip dress yet, but I’m thinking it would be a gorgeous option for a rehearsal dinner we have coming up in two weeks. I also tried on this floral slip dress and loved it, but ultimately left it at the store. This adorable ruffle sleeve dress, in mauve (a color I am clearly currently obsessed with) is on it’s way. Such a cute everyday basic.

Lounge + Lingerie 

This short and top set is quite possibly one of the softest things ever. It came home with me. No questions asked. I also stocked up on my favorite “I have no chest” bralette, and picked up a favorite bra for those times when I actually need to wear something with a little more support (not sure what it’s supporting though….). One of my favorite lace bralettes is currently on sale too!

For The Kiddo

I was underwhelmed with the choices at the store, but found this adorable stripe tunic (featured above) and this floral top and short duo. When I looked on-line I found much cuter items, like these adidas tubular sneakers, stripe pullover hoodie (she can wear a 2t sometimes), and this utility hoodie jacket. A few baby products that we love that went on sale include Harper’s favorite sippy cups, feeding placemat, nail trimmer (which we used for the first 9 months of her life), and this convertible carseat.

The Guys

TJ got in on the action too with this button-up, long sleeve henley tee, stripe button-up, and this stripe v-neck. His favorite pair of PAIGE jeans went on sale too.