Best Deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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Hey everyone! We are finally here in North Carolina after a slightly bumpy road. There was a snag with closing but we moved to NC anyways since all our possessions were here, and then the next day MY COMPUTER CRASHED with all my photos and entire career stored inside.  It’s been a teeny bit stressful to say the least but in the grand scheme of things, it’s but a blip, right? I’ll fill you in on details in a few days (hopefully when I get my photos restored, ugh) but this post COULD NOT wait because it’s the most wonderful time of the year– the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s such a perfect time to stock up on fall favorites, and splurges that I would never normally consider due to the price tag are hundreds of dollars less than usual. But things go quickly, so I’m popping in with my favorites so you can snag what you love ASAP.

While this will never be a full time fashion blog, my style posts have been popular so I hope you find these picks helpful. If not, my regular posts resume on Monday. 😉

Best deals at the Nordstrom Sale

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

It’s their annual event where Nordstrom offer the upcoming season’s newest items at steep discounts– it already started for Nordstrom card holders and begins TODAY for non-cardholders. Many of the popular items are already sold out but keep checking back because they restock regularly. In other words, if you like it,  get it now! You can always return it later thanks to Nordstrom’s FREE shipping and FREE returns.

What are the best items to buy during the sale?

First and foremost, always always always purchase what works best for YOU and YOUR LIFESTYLE. For me personally, this is the time to consider splurges because the prices are often reduced by hundreds of dollars. Those Tory Burch boots and bags just do not go this low hardly ever, so if you’ve had your eye on them, NOW is the time to grab them! It’s also the perfect time to stock up on fall essentials as well as special items such as shoes, jackets and outer layers. It’s easy to go overboard, but as a busy mom I love Nordstrom’s free shipping and returns so I can purchase now, try it on with all my other clothing, keep only what I love, and return within the generous 6 month return window.

More tips:

  • If you see something you love, buy it NOW. I had two items go out of stock as I was finishing my order!
  • If something you want does go out of stock, check back towards the end of the sale as returns and restocks start coming back into the store.
  • If you’re worried about sizing, read the sizing tips and consider getting two sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit. Again, free shipping, free returns! So much better than ordering the wrong size and having it go out of stock in the size you wanted.

What are my favorite items and best deals?

I have really weeded out my wardrobe thanks to the KonMari decluttering method, so I’m very picky when adding items back into my closet. I’ve scoured the sale offerings and here’s what I consider the best deals and what I would order. Since I’m not a fashion blogger, I only ordered a few items special items and am excited to work them into the fall fashion I already own. 🙂 But here’s what caught my eye!


Jackets and Outerwear

My favorite item, the BP cargo jacket, was mentioned in almost every fashion post I read and immediately went out of stock, unfortunately. I’m including it in here along with a few other options because it’s such a versatile piece, wish I had snagged it at that amazing price. KEEP CHECKING ON IT THOUGH, when it come back in stock it will go fast!

Open cardigans are always in style and perfect for layering, I have several for snuggling up in and they are always worth purchasing so I have a few options here for you to check out.

This open cardigan is a fall staple at a great price. Perfect for laying on top of everything!

Another great option for comfy layering:

Here’s two pieces that would add tons of style to basic tees and jeans. I bought both, I’ll let you know how they look in person as soon as they arrive!

Excluding the far southern states, you’re going to need a jacket this fall and winter. Here’s a few in various price ranges that I’m loving! Plus a great zip-up for the gym or running around doing errands (and did you SEE the great price on that tan peacoat?!)


Denim, Pants and Leggings

I didn’t get a chance to personally try these on, but I love Paige jeans and have heard rave reviews about these leggings. I’m always in need of great jeans and leggings so I did add these to my cart.



Tops and Sweaters

The prices on the tops are great! This Pleione top is so versatile and comes in a ton of colors, I got it in white last year but might add a few more colors since they are wonderful basics to add to your wardrobe.

This tee is a fun way to upgrade from boring t-shirt to something more graphic and trendy.

I bought both those lace tops, they are beautiful and look way better in person than in these photos.

LOVE this dress, and you may be able to start wearing it now and transition it into fall with a cozy blanket scarf and moto jacket. Wouldn’t it be a stunner with some tall boots or booties?

Shoes, Boots, & Bags

Here’s where the splurge factor comes into play. You can get some serious deals on investment pieces right now, so these WILL go fast.

These Tory Burch boots are stunners and elevate even the simplest outfit. They come in black and brown and WILL go quickly.

GAH, I’ve been stalking these flats and they went out of stock super quick. Keep checking on them, they are WORTH IT!

Why buy 4 pairs of sub-par shoes when you can wear one stunner all season long (and for many seasons to come?) These will go with everything!

These Uggs got rave reviews and they have a shearling lining. When it comes to boots, it’s good to have a pair in black, light tan, dark brown, and gray. These come in all those shades, so fill in what you don’t yet have.

Summer Finds

Still not into the fall scene? Here’s some #NSale items you can wear right now! That melon colored coverup is gorgeous in person and the sleeveless tops and tee will be great once fall arrives; just layer under one of the open cardigans you have in your cart!


Blanket scarves are still going strong this fall. Here’s two that will add tons of style and comfort to any outfit.

Add some jewelry and an amazing pair of shades to complete the look.

Whew, that’s a lot of stuff but I’m not suggesting you buy it all. It’s simply THE BEST of the THE BEST from this sale. Grab your favorites now and let me know what you got! I’ll update on Snapchat (MLblog) and Instagram as items arrive on my doorstep and come back in stock.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Making Lemonade programming on Monday. Fingers crossed my computer is back up and running, we are feeling moody not having our family photos at our fingertips during such a big life change!

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