What I Bought At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’m not gonna lie – the anniversary sale this year wasn’t a whole lot of fun to shop. I (like many people!) had tons of orders canceled, received someone else’s order by mistake, and had a shipping snafu where my order got shipped somewhere else by mistake and then returned (and cancelled). Despite it being a headache – I did manage to get a few really nice, basic pieces that I feel will be a great base to my fall wardrobe. And I most importantly was able to get my kids the North Face coats that we loved so much last year in a size up for when they outgrow their current ones!

Cashmere sweater (also comes in gray) // Jeans // Booties

This sweater is a splurge, but Vince really has incredible quality cashmere. (I am wearing a size small) My favorite N sale purchase out of all the years I’ve been shopping was a Vince cashmere sweater I bought years ago (and still have!). I always feel a high quality, simple, classic piece like this is worth spending a little extra on. And I think this color will be so pretty for fall (and kinda perfect for Thankgiving!). The only pair of jeans I ordered from the sale (and really wanted) ended up getting sold out and my order was cancelled. So I ordered these on Amazon Prime day…and I looove them! I’m wearing a size 4/27 – they don’t have a whole lot of stretch so size up if you are in between sizes. I had thought about getting the popular Vince Camuto booties (that sold out in 2 seconds) but I honestly like the color of these booties better.

Tee // Cardigan (purchased last year but available again this year) // Jeans // Booties

I love the little extra detail on the shoulder of this tee – which makes it cute on its own but will also be cute paired under cardigans come fall. (It is also a pretty great A.LC. Karlie Tee dupe!) It fits a bit fitted but not tight – but if you are in between sizes or want a looser fit I would size up. (I’m wearing a small) I really had my fingers crossed these booties wouldn’t be cancelled – and I got lucky that they were the one item I actually got fulfilled out of my first order placed! (I would say they fit true to size) They are sold out in snakeskin, but they are available in a few other colors. I purchased this Madewell cardigan last year which they brought back this year. I have it in a few colors and if it pops up available in your size – I highly recommend it! (I’m wearing an xs)

Bodysuit // Jeans // Booties

This body suit is another great staple piece, and reminds me of the more expensive Free People version. I’m wearing a size small and it fits me perfectly – but I would say that if I was much taller I think it would be a bit short in the torso (I’m 5’4″).


I bought a pair of these at last years N sale – and they have become my favorite pair. They do run a little big, but I still buy my true size small as I love them a bit oversized. If you missed out on these – check back periodically. Nordstrom has these on sale every so often.

Top // Bottoms // Sneakers

I really needed a cozy sweatsuit to wear around that house, that also looks put together enough to wear if we have company or if I need to run a quick errand or school run. I was pleasantly surprised by how soft it is, and I will definitely be wearing this a ton come fall. I’m wearing a size small in both pieces.

Pullover // Bottoms // Sneakers // Jacket

I had my eye on this pullover ever since seeing it in the catalogue. I had gone back and forth on getting it, but after all the sweaters I ordered got cancelled I figured I would get this instead. I am always looking for athleisure pieces for “mom life” outfits – and this really is kinda perfect for throwing on with leggings or sweats. (I’m wearing a size small) I also wanted a new pair of Nikes and decided to go with gray instead of my usual black, and I love the rose gold detail on these. I also had ordered this jacket the first day of the sale and it was cancelled. One day I was randomly scrolling to see if anything was re-stocked and this was there (in all colors & sizes!). Of course by the end of the day it was sold out again but not before I snagged it! I’ve seen it pop back up available a few times since I bought it so keep your eye out for restocks on this one. This jacket is perfect for school runs, errands, and even skiing! I would say it runs true to size, but I sized up to a medium so I can layer thicker pieces under it come winter.

BPSweatsuitTop // Bottoms

Because I’m really feeling the love for sweatsuits, I ordered this set too…and something happened on shipment and the carrier sent it to the wrong state and it ended up getting returned to sender. And it sold out right after I ordered it. I spoke to customer service and they agreed to honor the sale price if it comes back in stock after the sale is over (I have a feeling it will as most sale items come back) and if so I will be re-ordering this.

Spanx // Candles

In lieu of any lingerie picks this year, I decided to grab a new pair of Spanx! I have a pair of bottoms but not a full body set like this. And it is nice not paying full price for Spanx which don’t typically go on sale. I also grabbed a set of candles for the house. These are such a fun splurge and a great price for a little luxury item.

Big Boys Coat // Little Boys Coat // Little Boys Jeans

I did manage to get the boys the North Face coats we love so much in bigger sizes for them to grow into. The big boys jeans sold out SO fast, but I was able to get Evan a pair. Joe’s makes great jeans for kids. I have a pair that has gone through both kids and still look brand new. I’m kinda bummed that these were gone so quickly as the price was amazing and both boys really do need jeans – but The Rack often gets these as well so I’ll be checking there! I like these jeans so much I would even be willing to pay full price and get Cole a pair once they come back into stock.

Kid’s Patagonia

I bought Evan this jacket last year and it still fits him (and is still in great shape!). This is a great little cozy jacket and I highly recommend it if it comes back into stock. It also makes for a cute mommy and me look with the ladies Patagonia!

The sale still has a few more days before prices go back up, and I may decide to grab a few more goodies I’ve had my eye on that are still in stock. Here are my favorites of what’s left!

My last minute picks of the sale…

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