nordstrom anniversary sale - July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Picks

So excited the time is finally here – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally shoppable for Nordstrom Card holders. Each year, they open the sale early for cardholders to shop early access. You can read more about the sale in this blog post. But for now, I want to get into the good stuff. Yesterday, I put together outfits with a few of my absolute favorite items. But for this post, I tried my best to focus on items that I’ve seen sell out the fastest in previous years. This post is just the beginning of my #NSale round-ups, so be sure to check back throughout the sale for more picks too!

For my first round of picks, I always try to focus on basics that are easy to mix and match. I get almost all of my “closet essentials” during the Anniversary Sale. In fact, some of my favorite pieces in my closet are items I picked up during the sale! I’ll be updating this post throughout the day too, answering your questions as they come in and adding more details re: sizing and fit. Please please let me know if you have any questions – I would be more than happy to answer and help you shop this sale in any way that I can!

BP. Raw Edge Tee // Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans // Steve Madden Petra Booties

Item: BP. Raw Edge Tee
Price: $19, marked down to $11
Sizing: I got size XS and love the fit
Thoughts: At first glance, I thought the shirt would be see-through, but it’s not. That being said, it is thin but not too thin. I love the raw edge hem and the depth of the V-neck. Some white v-necks can be too low, and this one’s just right

Item: Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans
Price: $128, marked down to $84
Sizing: I always size down 1 size with Madewell denim
Thoughts: I was so pleasantly surprised by this pair of jeans. I think they’re the most flattering pair of black denim I’ve ever put on my body. I mean it! I love the high waist and they have just the right amount of stretch.

Item: Steve Madden Petra Booties in “Taupe Nubuck”
Price: $119, marked down to $79
Sizing: True-To-Size
Thoughts: I love these booties and think the color is great! The side slits are super flattering on your foot and the heel height is just right for when you want a little bit of a heel, but don’t want to feel it.

BP. Raw Edge Tee // Chelsea28 Oversized Cardigan // AG Distressed Jeans

Item: BP. Raw Edge Tee
Price: $19, marked down to $11
Sizing: I got size XS and love the fit

ItemChelsea28 Oversized Cardigan in color “Olive Sarma”
Price: $89, marked down to $59
Sizing: Wearing size XS
Thoughts: I love the oversized fit of this cardigan and the pocket detailing too. I got it in this color and the oatmeal heather. I love that the arms are super roomy (unlike most fitted cardigans), so I can easily layer it over something bulky if I need to. It has a very relaxed vibe and will be such an easy throw-on for year-round wear!

ItemAG Distressed Jeans
Price: $225, marked down to $149
Sizing: True-To-Size
Thoughts: I look for a cute pair of AG Jeans every year at the sale. These are a little different than last year because the hem has a split on the side. It’s really cute, but I’m short and have to roll up my jeans so I guess I miss out on that detail.

BP. Raw Edge Tee // Madewell Crop Anorak Jacket // BP High-Waist Cutoff Skinny Jeans // Steve Madden Petra Booties

Item: BP. Raw Edge Tee
Price: $19, marked down to $11
Sizing: I got size XS and love the fit

ItemMadewell Crop Anorak Jacket
Price: $98, marked down to $64
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits a little boxy
Thoughts: I always pick up a utility jacket during the sale and I loved the cropped fresh take on the usual utility jacket.

ItemBP High-Waist Cutoff Skinny Jeans
Price: $65, marked down to $42
Sizing/Fit: true-to-size, I got size 25
Thoughts: I was SO SUPRISED by how amazing these jeans were y’all! I only picked up a few pairs of jeans yesterday (I need to go back and do some more investigating), but of all the jeans I picked up, these are top of the list. And they’re only $42?! WHAT?!

Dreamers By Debut Exposed Seam Sweater // Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans // Vince Cantara Sneaker

I wanted to be sure to show you what this sweater looked like both tucked in (well, a front-tuck) and untucked because the length was a major selling point for me! If you’re looking for a good sweater to throw on over leggings, I highly recommend this one!

ItemDreamers By Debut Exposed Seam Sweater in Mocha
Price: $45, marked down to $25
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits pretty long and definitely could be worn with leggings
Thoughts: I mean……I got this sweater in literally 4 colors. I can’t explain how much I love it – you’ve just got to try it out for yourself. I 100% know it will sell out ASAP because it’s just that good. And people know it.

ItemVince Cantara Sneaker
Price: $195, marked down to $129
Sizing/Fit: I always size down 1/2 size in Vince (whereas I wear size 7 in Steve Madden)
Thoughts: Price savings and everything aside, I think these might be one of my absolute favorite purchases from the sale. I adore them and would pay full price for them any day. I’m so excited about these!

Madewell Ryder Cardigan // Leith Sweater Tank // Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans // Sole Society Mixed Plaid Scarf (love the colors in this scarf!) //  Gucci Slides (Not on sale) but these Tory Burch ones are such a good look and on sale!

I am SO digging this black and navy color combo. And this scarf was the perfect outfit-completer to bring it all together, don’t you think?

ItemMadewell Ryder Cardigan
Price: $98, marked down to $64
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits TTS, super stretchy
Thoughts: Words can’t express how much I love the Madewell Ryder cardigan. It’s just so amazing and I love it. I got it in 3 colors this year and I already have it in 1 that I picked up last year.

ItemLeith Sweater Tank
Price: $45, marked down to $29
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS
Thoughts: I have a sneaking suspicion this will sell out fast. There weren’t that many good tanks/camisoles that are cute enough to layer under cardigans this year. But this one is a GREAT find in my opinion. The color and material are perfect too.

BP. Waffle Cardigan // BP. Lace Trim Camisole // Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans // Steve Madden OTK Boots

ItemBP. Waffle Cardigan
Price: $69, marked down to $45
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits oversized and slouchy
Thoughts: I’m still on the fence on whether or not my wardrobe “needs” this cardigan, but I do love how it feels and especially how it looks. The buttons are a cute little details as well and I’m sure the grandfather cardigan look that was so in last Fall will be alive and well again this year!

ItemBP. Lace Trim Camisole
Price: $35, marked down to $22
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS
Thoughts: I mean, it’s just such a good basic for layering cardigans and jackets over you know? And for $22? Yes. I didn’t love any of the other colors though to be honest.

BP. Twist Sweater // Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans // Sam Edelman Knee High Boot

ItemBP. Twist Sweater
Price: $49, marked down to $31
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits a little cropped so I think it looks best with a high-waisted jean
Thoughts: I’m actually wearing this sweater backwards but I love it this way! And I love how it looks with the boots in this outfit!

Topshop Long Cardi //BP. Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee  in white // Jeans // Steve Madden Petra Booties

ItemTopshop Long Cardi
Price:$75, marked down to $49
Sizing/Fit: I got size US2
Thoughts: I am OBSESSED with this cardigan y’all! I also got it in the pink color! I’m looing forward to styling it a few different ways!

BlankNYC Moto Jacket // BP. Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee  // 7FAM Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans in color Fatigue (olive) // Vince Sneakers (not on sale)

ItemBP. Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee in Ivory Liz Stripe
Price: $29, marked down to $18
Sizing/Fit: I got size XS and love how it fits.
Thoughts: I got this tee in black, white, black-and-white stripe and then the brown-and-white stripe. I wish it was a TAD bit longer (so I could wear it with leggings) but otherwise, I love the fit. The material is perfect for a front-tuck. You’ll definitely be seeing a lot of this one!

Item 7FAM Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans in color Fatigue (olive)
Price: $179, marked down to $99
Sizing/Fit: I got size 25, I think they fit true-to-size, medium rise
Thoughts: These jeans feel like leggings and are so so comfortable! I really like the thin hem too – they’ll be easy to roll up for when I want to wear with booties.

ItemBlankNYC Moto Jacket
Price: $98, marked down to $68
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, I think it fits a little short but I also sort of like that? I would recommend sizing up if you want to be able to wear over sweaters
Thoughts: I LOVE the new update for this year with the hoodie on the jacket! It’s such a fun take on your typical leather moto jacket! But the cool part is that the hoodie is removable if you want to switch up your look!

Caslon High Low Tunic // 7FAM Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans in color Fatigue (olive) // New Balance Sneakers

ItemCaslon High Low Tunic
Price: $49, marked down to $29
Sizing/Fit: I’m wearing size XS and love that it has a longer fit
Thoughts: I like to call this my “cute mom outfit” becuase if I were a cute mom running around town doing stuff for my kids, I imagine this is what I would throw on! This pullover is so perfect for that. And it’s SO soft and stretch! I highly recommend this one, and can you even beat that price?!

Dreamers By Debut Exposed Seam Sweater (just in a different color!) // Halogen Cashmere Wrap  // Madewell 10 Inch High-Waisted Jeans // Gucci Slides (Not on sale) but these Tory Burch ones are such a good look and on sale!

I told you, I got this Dreamers sweater in literally 4 colors. They’re my absolute favorite brands for sweaters!

BP. Textured Stitch Sweater // 7FAM Jeans (couldn’t find online) // Vince Alora Mule // OAD Mini Bag

ItemBP. Textured Stitch Sweater in Grey Bark
Price: $39, marked down to $25
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits a little cropped and the material is lightweight
Thoughts: I mean, for $25? This is a great throw-on-and-go sweater if you need something simple and casual for everyday wear. I like that it has texture too, so it will be good for layering under cardigans.

Item: Vince Alora Mule
Price: $295, marked down to $194
Sizing/Fit: I always size down 1/2 size in Vince
Thoughts: I’m so partial to Vince shoes – I just love them so so much. These caught my eye because of the color – such a great neutral. I love them for RIGHT now and into early Fall. What do you think?

BP, Cocoon Cardigan // BP. Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee  // BP High-Waist Cutoff Skinny Jeans // (old booties)

ItemBP, Cocoon Cardigan in Beige Oatmeal Medium Heather
Price: $49, marked down to $31
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS
Thoughts: The jury is still out for me on which cardigan is my favorite of the sale so far. I’ll update this once I figure it out. I do love how thin this one is and the color is perfect. What do you think?

BP. Cocoon Cardigan // BP. Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee  // BP High-Waist Cutoff Skinny Jeans // Sam Edelman Knee High Boot

I also got the BP. Cocoon Cardigan in black and styled it with the same scoop neck, long-sleeved stripe tee as the previous outfit.

ItemSam Edelman Knee High Boot
Price: $224, marked down to $149
Sizing/Fit: wearing size 7, fit true-to-size
Thoughts: I love a good heeled boot and they are beautiful. They’re super flattering on your leg and come up just the right height in my opinion. I will note, though, that they’re a bit flimsy so my guess is they’ll slouch. I happen to like that look, though. But I wanted to let you know! I think the color is great too!

Gibson Cozy Tunic // Zella Daydream Jacket // Commando Faux Leather Leggings // Converse Leather Platform Sneaker 

Item: Gibson Cozy Tunic in Heather Grey
Price: $60, marked down to $39
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, fits longer with a step hem (1.5 inch longer hem in back)
Thoughts:I could wear this brand literally all day every day. This top is made of the most perfect cozy material you could imagine – it feels like YES when you put it on. And I love that this pullover is long enough to wear with leggings. If you want to be sure it fits longer, then size up. But I think you’d be fine with your normal size.

Item: Zella Daydream Jacket
Price: $89, marked down to $58
Sizing/Fit: wearing size small, I would size up 1-2 sizes in this! I think it looks cuter a little oversized
Thoughts: I love how thick it is and so since it’s thicker, it doesn’t stick to my behind. Adn I love the neckline of this too – so cozy!

Item: Commando Control Faux Leather Leggings
Price: $98, marked down to $64
Sizing/Fit: wearing size XS, love the super high-waist
Thoughts: OH. These leggings. I have so much to say about these and have styled them so many times. I could probably dedicate an entire blog post to them. Oh, wait. I think I have?! I actually styled these exact leather leggings three different ways back in November for Thanksgiving!

Item: Converse Leather Platform Sneaker 
Price: $70, marked down to $46
Sizing/Fit: I always go down an entire size in converse
Thoughts: To be honest, the jury is still out on how I feel about the platform. And they’re leather as opposed to the usual canvas material that Converse sneakers are made out of. What do you think? Should I keep them?

Tops Picks From IG Live:

  1. BlankNYC Moto Jacket // $98, marked down to $68
  2. Madewell Crop Anorak Jacket // $98, marked down to $64
  3. Zella Lilac Crop Sweater // $75, marked down to $49
  4. Topshop Cardigan // $75, marked down to $49
  5. Olive Green Cardigan // $89, marked down to $59
  6. Moonlight Shorts Pajamas // $55, marked down to $39
  7. Madewell Ryder Cardigan // $98, marked down to $64
  8. Gibson Cozy Tunic in Heather Grey // $60, marked down to $39
  9. Adidas Edge Lux Sneakeres (I got size 6.5, usually wear size 7 in sneakers)
  10. Dreamers By Debut Exposed Seam Sweater // $45, marked down to $25
  11. Barefoot Dreams Cardigan // $134, marked down to $88