The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to everyone! Today marks the first day of the sale open to the public. Now is the time to get your Fall fashions. Several departments are on sale at discounted prices: clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, home, kids, men and more.
If you’re not familiar with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that happens this time every year, Nordstrom puts hundreds of items on sale, even NEW items! As a blogger, I look forward to this yearly sale. Last year I stocked up on several basic essentials that I needed. I saved lots of money by doing so.
Since the closest Nordstrom to me is about 3 hours away, I must rely on ordering what I need online. What’s great about ordering online is that I select the pieces I want and have them shipped to me, for Free. It’s convenient shopping online because I don’t spend hours in the store looking for what I need and I don’t get sidetracked looking at other things. If any pieces don’t fit, I can either return them or exchange them for another size for Free. Plus, having a Nordstrom card, I accumulate points with each purchase and they will send me Nordstrom Notes, where I can use on my next purchase to save money. For every 2,000 points earned, you’ll receive a $20 Nordstrom Note. See more about their Rewards Program.
I placed a big order and received two big boxes from Nordstrom earlier in the week and spent yesterday trying everything on. Because I keep a Capsule Wardrobe, I’m picky about what I buy and only the best fitting items that fit in my capsule, that look best on me will be added to my closet. I love use a capsule wardrobe system for my closet. I’m conservative with what I buy and because I wear only the items that I love, I’m able to save hundreds each year, while looking great! If you want to start your own capsule wardrobe, but have not idea where to begin, see my blog post, How To Start a Capsule Wardrobe: 5-Step Visual Guide. If you want a capsule wardrobe where all the pieces are picked out for you, dozens of outfit ideas already made, a checklist, packing list and more, get one of my e-books in the Capsule Wardrobe e-Book Store.
Here’s what I ordered and the verdict on how everything fit. There’s lots of photos to follow! If any of the products do not have your size or are sold out, please check back often, as Nordstrom is great about restocking items.
Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee in “Pink Smoke” – I’ve been looking to add a loose fitting white tee to my wardrobe. So when I found the white tee I was looking for, I saw this blush colored one. It fits like a dream! The material is lightweight enough so that it drapes loosely, but still fits well. I like the scoop-neck style too. You all know my love of the “blush” color, so this one will be on repeat. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. Verdict: Keep!
Articles of Society Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans – I love these jeans! I have a pair of white Articles of Society jeans that I adore and they fit almost identical to them. These jeans, being mid-rise are my favorite. I don’t like low-rise and sometimes high-rise doesn’t fit right. I have owned only one pair of distressed jeans, because since I couldn’t wear them to work, I didn’t want to waste money on jeans I wouldn’t wear much. Because I don’t have a 9-5 job anymore (as of almost 3 weeks ago, now working for myself!), I can wear pretty much anything I want. So, when I saw these jeans had slight distressing to them, I was anxious to try them. Verdict: Keep!
BP Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan in “Burgundy Stem” – I love this cardigan! The color is perfect and the material is so soft. When I was writing this post last night, it was sold out, but I expect them to restock it as they had several colors when I ordered it. This Leith Circle Cardigan and Caslon Hooded Cardigan are similar and are both part of the Anniversary Sale. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. It’s a little roomy, but it still fits well. Verdict: Keep!
BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket in “Spice” – Last year, their belted version of this jacket was so popular, but I didn’t buy one. I’m on the fence about this one. I love it, but my conservative-buying self is not sure if I should make the plunge and get it. I’m not sure if the warm color would coordinate with my mostly cool tones in my fall capsule wardrobe. They have it in a gray color, so I may end up with that one instead. The fit is perfect. I ordered a Large, so it would be roomy enough to wear a sweater underneath. Verdict: Undecided
Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee in “White” – Could a white tee be any more perfect than this one? I had read great reviews on this tee, so I had to order it and try it. I loved the blush color, so I ordered it as well (see first photo above). The lightweight material is slightly see-through, but you can wear it by itself and not be conscious of it. I’m modest when it comes to very see-through tops…I don’t wear them. So, this tee passes the test! Verdict: Keep!
BLANKNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket – I love the fit of this faux leather jacket. The gold metal hardware really makes this jacket a statement piece! The faux leather is textured, which also looks great. I ordered a Large so it could be worn with sweaters underneath. I’m not sure I will keep this one or keep the real leather jacket (see photo below). Verdict: Undecided
Madewell Ryder Cardigan – I wanted to love this cardigan because it’s from one of my favorite stores, Madewell, but it was too big and bulky on me. The material felt bulky to me. For size reference, it is Medium (but still too big for me). The color was beautiful though, it is the “heather root” color. Verdict: Return
Kut From The Kloth Tayanita Faux Suede Jacket in “Buff” – If you want the look of a suede jacket, but the feel of a cardigan, then this one’s for you! I don’t really need 2 suede jackets, but I really like this one. The color is a neutral color, cross between a brown and a gray, which is great because it will coordinate with multiple colors. I ordered a Large so it could be worn with sweaters and bulky tops underneath. Verdict: Might Keep
BP Double V Swing Camisole in “Pink Mauve” – I love the color of this cami. It’s a deep mauve, which is perfect for the Fall to wear with jackets or cardigans. I ordered a Large, but I’m going to send it back for a Medium. Verdict: Keep (will exchange for a Medium)
Treasure & Bond Cold Shoulder Tee in “Red Tannin” – I like this top, but it’s kind of out of my comfort zone. I love the color, which is a deep red. The fit is great, I like it with my body shape, but I’m not sure about the look of the cold shoulder on the style of the rest of the top. Usually a cold shoulder is incorporated on a loose-fitting top, so this one is definately different. I would like to have this top like this one but without the cold shoulder look. Verdict: Return
Bp Twist Front Tee in “Tan Cork” (not included in the sale, but only $22) – I love the look of the twist front tee trend. I wish that I had added this top to my Summer capsule wardrobe! It’s a deep peach color, which is so pretty and you could even wear this into the Fall. I ordered the Large, which is a little too big on me. I’m going to exchange it for the Olive color in a Medium. Verdict: Keep (will exchange for the Medium in Olive)
Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Jeans – They weren’t kidding when they labeled these as high waist jeans! It was funny, I was putting these on and kept having to pull them up, then pull them up some more. These jeans didn’t fit me too well. I don’t really need a pair of darkwash jeans, since I still have my Paige jeans from last year. I wanted to try the Rag & Bone brand to see how they fit. I’ll be sending these back. Verdict: Return
Halogen Leather Moto Jacket – This is a beautiful leather jacket! The leather on this one is buttery soft. The fit is great, except that the front sticks out that it makes the front look awkward. The size is a Medium, so I don’t think the small would fit. Verdict: Return
Madewell Catskills Utility Jacket – The fit on this jacket is great. I had to work with the collar to make it lay flat. The color is a pretty light olive. I wish this jacket was lined. I currently have a Gap utility jacket that similar to this one that is lined. I’m going to keep the one I have and send this one back. Verdict: Return
Halogen Giraffe Print d’Orsay Lace-up Flats – I wanted a pair similar to these last year but they sold out before I could order them. Not this time, I couldn’t click the “Add to Cart” fast enough! I have the Halogen blush lace-up flats from last year and wore them a lot. These will be on repeat! Verdict: Keep!
Dreamers by Debut Tunic Sweater in “Tan” – This is sweater I wasn’t too sure about at first, but since I tried it on, I like it! It’s an ivory color and is so soft. Although it feels a little roomy, it’s a Large, I’m keeping it because it’s one of those cozy feeling sweaters. I’ll be wearing this with jeans now. In the Winter I’ll layer button-up shirts underneath and wear with leggings and tall boots. Verdict: Keep!
Hinge Block Heel Bootie in “Taupe Sport Suede” – This boot was comfortable right out of the box. It’s a warm taupe color which I love. I have been wearing my Sam Edelman Petty Suede booties for a couple of years, so I’ll give them a break and wear these this Fall. Verdict: Keep!
Caslon Twill Peplum Jacket in “Grey Ebony” – I ordered this jacket in a Medium and it’s too big on me. The sleeves are little too long. The color is pretty, but I’m just not loving it enough to exchange it. Verdict: Retur
DL1961 Margaux Instasculpt Ankle Skinny Jeans in “Clover” – I needed to replace my current olive jeans, so I wanted to try these. These jeans are a beautiful olive color and fit great. They are mid-rise and the length is just right to wear booties or flats. Verdict: Keep!
DL1961 Florence Instasculpt Skinny Jeans in “Hail” – These black jeans are more stretchy than the olive. Plus, they are a bit longer, since they are not the ankle fit. They are so soft, they almost feel like jeggings! Verdict: Keep!
Bp Plaid Scarf – This scarf is really thick and seems like it would be itchy and too warm for the mild Winter here, so I’m sending it back. Verdict: Return
A closer look at the lace-up flats and the booties!
Have fun shopping at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Remember, the sale ends August 6!