The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has a lot of items — I always end up placing several online orders and purchasing in-store to make my final selections — what I keep, wear and love. Here are my thoughts so far on what I’ve found to be the best items (I still have online orders coming in, but these are my favorite picks from my in-store visit on day one of the early access sale).
For sizing reference, I’m 5’10, wear a size 4/27 jean and usually get size small tops or medium if I need length or want a looser look. I wear a size 10 shoe.
LONG SLEEVE RINGER TEE
This tee is the perfect color combo – the pink is an exact match for CND’s cake pop nail polish. It also reminds me of those super pricey J.Crew striped tees – but this one is under $30 during the sale! An important note – I sized up to a medium – it’s kind of boxier (doesn’t look like it when you wear it, but on the hanger). This is a must-have, IMO and a tee you can wear now and layer with later. jeans | heels | bag | sunnies| necklace (mini squad goals)
WOOL BLEND DRAPE FRONT COAT
This coat looks horrible on the website. Poorly styled and “meh.” But I adore it. I recommend sizing down a full size on this one. It’s great quality and you can drape the neckline different ways and even belt it, which elevates it a lot! I think this is a nice option for when the weather is getting cooler – but not cold enough to need a full on winter coat. It’s more chic than wearing a cardigan.
FREE PEOPLE JANUARY TEE
This tee is another must-have. It fits so well and it so soft and slinky. Mine is a size small. I love the neckline and the length of the shirt – this is one you can wear on weekends but I also think it’s a work option if it’s paired with the right accessories, skinny dress pants and heels or fancier flats. RAW EDGE SCOOP NECK TEE
I accidentally ordered this tee in an XS, but I need a small. It’s such an affordable tee and can be layered with your fall vests and cardigans. This tee is under $20 and I love this color combo and haven’t seen it in past years.EMBROIDERED TOP
Priced at $45, this top has quite a lot of detail and is very similar to a popular Anthropologie one that cost over $120. I love the style, fit and colors of this top and the best part is that it’s one you can wear now! Great for summer and also works for fall transition. ROUNDED V-NECK TEE
I purchase these tees every single year. Last year I got some black and white striped combos and this year’s standout is this lilac-y pink shade. I wear a size small and they’re just $17.90 a piece. I wear them to work out, to work under cardigans or blazers, etc. They wash and dry well and hold up!GIBSON FLEECE TUNIC
This super soft sweater has a lot of great details — the hem down the middle and side slits make it feel more exciting than a regular ol’ sweater. I love that this one is thin! Mine is a size small.SARAH SKINNY JEANS
I don’t have a photo of these, but trust me when I tell you that they’re amazing. I had to order my size online and they should arrive soon, but I tried one size up in store and they’re very flattering and the deep berry color is gorgeous.
COLE HAAN BOW FLATS
There are no words for these. They’re under $100 and so perfect for work. They looked fantastic with my jeans also. They’re comfortable, appear to be very well made and are totally classic! You may want to size a half size down if you’re in between sizes.
My holy-grail best-ever CZ earrings are part of the sale – originally $98 and down to $64. If you purchase these, you will wear them 95% of the time, guaranteed. They’re absolutely stunning and the quality is incredible — I’ve had mine for years and they’re perfect. My Nadri edwardian ear crawlers are also on sale for an amazing price.
I hope you enjoy my picks!