Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses

Top // Jeans // Booties // Bag (not on sale)

Today is the last day for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I always look forward to this sale every year because it’s a great way to grab some new fall pieces at fantastic prices, plus there’s always some great essential items I will only buy at this sale each year. I wanted to write up this post to share what I bought this year! First up is this blush blouse, which ended up being a total hit for me. I’m a huge fan of turtlenecks, and I love the ruffle detail. It’s also very lightweight & airy, so this is a piece I can start wearing now on cooler summer days. I would say that it runs slightly small, and if you are in between sizes I would size up. I’m wearing a small & it fits just perfectly with no extra room in the shoulders or bust. These jeans are my beloved AG Farrah jeans. I love the wash on these and they are amazingly comfortable. I always wear a 26 in AG, however I’ve found that the waist sizing isn’t always consistent in the Farrah style with some fitting loser or tighter depending on the stretch. I sized up to a 27 in these since the last few pairs I bought were on the snug side…and I’m kinda kicking myself. These really do fit tts and the waist is a bit loose. However they are so comfortable I’m thinking of keeping them, plus I will have some extra room to front tuck sweaters this fall. These booties are ADORABLE, and sadly not very comfortable. My feet were beginning to hurt a bit at the end of my try on session, so I sadly think I may be returning them.

215D6607-2B8C-4697-A2E2-7406ADE00615Sweater // Jeans // Booties

This sweater is a total hit for me as well! It is really soft, and the colors make it a fun transitional piece. I’m wearing a size 6 and it fits tts.


I’m on the fence about this one. I adore the color and it’s incredibly soft. Plus I love a wrap style sweater. However I feel like the waistband isn’t super flattering. It is very cropped, so I sized up to a Medium for some extra length and I’m very glad I did. I may have to try this one with a few different bottoms and see if I will keep or not.

038FFC30-F1C8-4BF7-905E-5DE9B7037441B10E8D80-0093-49E2-8397-4CF67CAF2646Top // Sweater

I was really underwhelmed with this top & sweater combo. It looked so cute online, but I just feel meh about them. The shirt is very cropped and it fits oddly. And I’m not really loving the color of the sweater. I’m wearing a small in both for reference.


Every year at the sale I always grab one higher end sweater. I typically gravitate towards Vince pieces, but found their selection to be a bit underwhelming this year. This sweater really has the look of a pricier Vince piece, and the cashmere is incredibly soft. I can’t get enough of cozy, oversized cashmere in the winter and I can see this one being a workhorse in my wardrobe paired with everything from jeans to leggings. I’m wearing a size small and it is intentionally oversized (size down for a closer fit).

AA2B1404-E547-4C5F-B81F-DEB49B359135Sweater // Tee

The fit of this sweater is really cute and it’s very soft, but I’m also feeling a bit meh about this one so I will be returning. I never seem to have enough basic white tees, so I grabbed this one which also comes in a ton of other colors. Wearing a size small in both & both run tts.


I really dislike this sweater & it will also be going back. It feels & looks really cheap to me, and I also feel the large side slits look really odd. Wearing a size small and it runs tts.


Another beige cardigan! For me, this was the best out of the three. I actually really like the mustardy brown color, and its a unique color in my wardrobe. I can see myself wearing this one a lot this fall & will be really versatile.


I saw this sweater in the anniversary sale catalogue and knew it was a must have. I was lucky to snag it the first day, because this one didn’t last long! I almost wish I had grabbed it in gray too. It’s very soft and I love the ruffle turtleneck detail. I’ll be wearing this one constantly during the holiday season! Wearing a size small and it fits tts.

928CCAE2-B022-4F2B-8B0D-24E2E16279BDTop // Jeans

This was another top I saw in the catalogue and I knew I had to have it. It looks so much more expensive than it is and will be perfect dressed up for work or dressed down with jeans. Wearing a size small & it fits tts.

2B17D309-6E76-45FA-973D-F6732F2C1EC6Top // Jeans

I’m a huge fan of Madewell’s plaid tops and I buy one almost every fall. The colors of this one are just perfect, and I can see myself wearing this with navy or green Hunter boots! I ordered these jeans loving the wash pictured online, and was pretty shocked when these arrived and are the exact same jeans I purchased last year in the sale (same style & wash). I actually do love & recommend these jeans & I’ve worn the ones I bought last year a ton, but these are going back as I already own them! Wearing a size small top and size 26 jean.

C8A7F3A2-7828-4ACD-9736-05B067E3AB73Top // Pants

This top is the sleeveless version of the blush one. Again, I love the ruffle turtleneck, and this is one that I can wear now! It will also layer well under jackets/cardigans this fall. I was SO excited about these pants, but sadly they will be going back. They are a bit snug in the hips, and I feel like the style/fit isn’t the most flattering on me. A size up may have worked better, but as a lady with hips I feel that the extra volume isn’t a great fit for me. #majorsadface Wearing a size small in the top and a size 4 pant.

412BDD7A-D5B3-44A1-99FE-B5C7A9FC8C70Pajamas // Tee

Every year during the sale, I think about grabbing a pair of pjs but never do. I’ve heard great things about these, so I decided to scoop them up this year. Whoa. They are really amazing. Super soft and breathable. These are winners and I will definitely be grabbing another pair sometime in the future! Wearing a size small.


This is my favorite bra & have been wearing this style for years. It is totally seamless under anything, and so soft & comfortable. Also the thin straps mean you can wear it with almost any top. I’m thinking I should probably grab a 2nd one before the sale ends tonight!

35DD116F-2EE1-4249-82FB-74AAF9377C0DSkincare Kit

I love La Mer products, so I always try to grab them during the sale. The Soft Cream is a perfect summer moisturizer for me when my skin is less dry than normal, and the eye cream is one of the best I’ve ever used. However it is so prohibitively expensive, I typically only purchase it when it’s part of a set.

E87D5E92-EB66-4207-8822-5E645753CB57Lip Set

I am a lipstick/lipgloss fantastic & I’ve been a fan of the YSL Volupté for years! They are more of a lipgloss in texture and provide moisture and shine, with light color coverage.

I also purchased this pair of black jeans, however I didn’t try them on since I accidentally  ordered the wrong size. And once receiving them I realized they were not a high rise style, so I won’t be re-ordering. I also purchased new winter coats for the kids (here and here) and grabbed Ev & I some mommy & me fuzzy sweaters! Overall I did feel the kids selection was a bit disappointing, so I stuck to outerwear which the kids really do need as they have both outgrown their coats from last year.

322DFDB6-6473-439B-B9F2-463F1F99F19A.jpegMy sweater // Evan’s sweater

That’s my haul for this year! I feel that there were more misses for me this year than in years past, but overall I feel I got some really cute things at great prices. What did you get from the sale this year?!


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