IT’S HERE! NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE EARLY ACCESS IS LIVE

It’s here! Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is LIVE! I took every piece of feedback and used it to craft this post for you. I’m hoping we can shop together and have fun without being overwhelmed! In addition to my top picks I’ve got sizing info and full feedback on each item below. By request, you can also shop by department too! ​

CLOTHING | SHOES, BAGS & ACCESSORIES |BEAUTY

Read on for my top picks and remember, buy more regret nothing! 

THE BEST OF THE SHOES | FIRST PICKS!

Vince Camuto Gigietta Bootie – color shown TORTILLA *TOP PICK
SIZING – run true to size
I have to laugh as I write about these booties. Truth is- I left without them. And when I came home with everything and started putting outfits together, none of my shoes matched my clothes- especially when it came to fancier outfits and work wear. So I went back to grab them and wound up having the girl next to me want them too! My rule of thumb is this: when wearing dresses and dressy outfits a shoe needs an almond or pointed toe. These fit the bill and the color is truly so stunning and versatile! Comfy too!

Yimina Waterproof Wedge Bootie – color shown Sesame *TOP PICK
SIZING – run true to size
These booties are back again this year and they are some of my favorites. The ankle is a bit higher this year and they look great with jeans of all kinds. They are one of the best colored booties in the whole sale in my opinion, and the sesame suede is the fall staple you’ll need. They are not as comfy as some of the others in the sale, but they aren’t awful either- and again- the color is one of the best you can have.

Steve Madden Jillian Booties– color shown Taupe
SIZING – run true to size
These booties are comfortable and the prettiest taupe shade. I love the higher ankle and almond toe for a dressier look as well. These can be worn with jeans and dresses which makes them amazingly versatile. The color is great but definitely on the cooler side. 

Steve Madden Feather Flat – colors shown- Snakeskin and Mustard
SIZING: Important! – stay true to size in the suede and size up half a size on the snakeskin
I was so happy to see these shoes floating around the sale! I love having these as teacher shoe options so I can switch off from wearing heels every day. The mustard is stunning and the snakeskin is not obnoxious. The taupe color calms down the pattern enough that I’d feel comfortable wearing them to work or otherwise. 

GREY ADIDAS (size down one full size) |
WHITE ADIDAS (size up 1/2 a size for socks) |
​ PINK NIKE (true to size)

All three of these sneakers are winners in my book- just depends what you are looking for! Each are comfy and look great with your casual looks. 

THE BEST OF THE ACCESSORIES

SUNGLASSES $16

BP 53mm Sunglasses
You all went crazy for these sunnies the other night and in the best news, they are NOT part of the sale, but they ARE $16! 

SNAKESKIN HAT | WEEKENDER BAG |
SOLE SOCIETY TOTE |
​HERSHEL AND SUPPLY BLACK TOTE | COGNAC HAT
TORY BURCH CROSSBODY BAG

Forgive my honesty, but I wasn’t a fan of the bag selection this year. I was able to snag a few that I liked- but you’ll see more are about function! Teachers and moms I’ve got a few great totes worth having- and an overnight bag of outstanding quality. I also snagged a crossbody I like so much I’m already buying one for my friend.

SCARF | TOTE TORY BURCH CROSSBODY BAG | BLANKET

​Sole Society Zeda Faux Leather Tote
Teacher or mom bag anyone? Fall means the school year means I need a bag that holds the kitchen sink. This one is STUNNING, the color is so versatile and it’s great quality too. Did I mention it’s $33?!?

Tory Burch Crossbody Bag
This will hold just enough and it’s classic style will last forever! I’m super excited about it – I plan to bring it in my teacher tote during the school year for when I run errands at lunch!

HAT | BAG | SHOES

Sole Society Devon Faux Leather Weekend Duffel Bag
My weekender bags come in so very handy and this one is amazing! Roomy and well-made and you can’t beat the price on sale!

PINK NIKE | GREY ADIDAS

Herschel Supply Co. Strand Flight Duffel Bag
I love this bag! It’s such a great duffel bag for an overnight trip or even a teacher backpack when you need to carry a lot of things. You cannot beat the price either and I’ve never seen one in this stunning color!

THE BEST OF BEAUTY

Charlotte Tilbury The Pillowtalk Lip KIt
No one does nude lipstick better than Charlotte Tilbury. I’ve been in need of a nude lip liner lately for my endlessly pale lips- and after falling in love with her nude lipsticks I had to grab this kit. The value is amazing and this color is versatile and stunning. 

Charlotte TIlbury Eyeshadow Palette
Another amazing product from Charlotte Tilbury is the eyeshadow palette. The colors make eyes sparkle and brighten my tired eyes just enough! 

Neulash Eyelash Serum
I’ve had the worst luck with eyelash serums when I’ve tried them. I suffer from ocular allergies and dry eyes so most just irriate my eyes that much more. Of all of them, this serum is the most effective while still not being overly irritating. When I used it before my wedding it did an AMAZING job! 

Slip for Beauty Silk Pillow Case
I have come way too far with my hair to have it get tattered while I’m asleep. I toss and turn some nights and it used to wreak havoc on my hair and my skin. These pillowcases are amazing! Normally they are quite the investment, but this is a deal not to pass up! 

T3 Cura Blow Dryer
Of all of the blow dryers out there- T3’s are my top pick! It’s quick and effective but does not leave my hair dry and parched! I love how gentle it is – because no matter how much of a rush I’m in- it is NOT worth burning my hair. This hair dryer leaves my hair softer than any other and I will never use any other brand. I even bought the travel version and take it on every trip! 

Fall Outfit Inspiration

TOP | BOOTIES ​| BAG

Gibson Cozy Fleece Top– SIZING: runs large and long, but sizing is up to you. I am wearing my regular size XS- not petite and tucked it in.

SUPER SOFT SWEATER (Plus size here)

Leith Shaped Neck Sweater– SIZING: Runs true to but has a fitted waist
This sweater is so soft, similar to the dreamers sweaters from last year. The waist is fitted though so if that’s not your thing, pass on it. I love it for work with black jeans and even a blazer like this one.

CARDIGAN | BOOTIES | RIBBED TEE 

Madewell Colorblock Cardigan: SIZING- size down one size:
This is my favorite cardigan of the entire sale! It will sell out like hot cakes! 

BP RIBBED TEE ($18!): SIZING- true to size 
This is the best tee of the sale! Thick soft and not see-through

CAMI TOP | PANTS | TOTE

BP Lace Trim Satin Camisole: SIZING- true to size
This cami looks amazing with literally everything. Sells out like hot cakes every year and this year it comes in leopard! 

Sanctuary Wide Leg Pants: SIZING: true to size 
​I am so in love with these pants it’s silly! Perfect for work but they are SO comfortable! They comes in tons of colors too! 

CAMI TOP | TOTE ​ ​| CARDIGAN | SHOES

Caslon Fluffy Cardigan: SIZING- runs true to size
This cardigan is amazing. It is a true ivory- kind of like french vanilla ice cream. It is much warmer than beige- and is super soft! 

EXPOSED SEAM SWEATER |JEANS | BOOTIES | BAG

BP Exposed Seam Sweater– SIZING: true to size,
if you want more slouch, size up
This $29 is so soft and cozy and dresses just as well for work as it does the weekend. Add faux leather leggings and you’re ready for date night! 

JACKET | TANK TOP | BOOTS | BAG

Halogen Textured Faux Fur Coat: SIZING- size down one size 
This coat is THE softest thing going! I love it better than most teddy bear jackets! It is SO chic and will NEVER go out of style. 

Sam Edelman Hiltin Knee High Boot: SIZING- runs true to size 
These boots are back this year with a pointed toe! The color is stunning and they are plenty comfortable too.

Leith Square Neck Sleeveless Sweater: SIZING: true to size
This top is the sweater version of our favorite summer top! Looks amazing layered too. 

TOP ($18!) |PANTS | BOOTIES | BAG

All in Favor Twist Tank ($18!) – SIZING: true to size
If you need an amazingly comfortable work wear top- just buy every color. The quality is excellent for the price and it looks amazing with everything from skirts to work pants- wide or skinny.

SWEATER | BOOTIES | BAG | FLATS

Halogen Crewneck Sweater– SIZING: true to size
This sweater sold out OVERNIGHT in my store- so I imagine it will be a hit everywhere! I would pair it will along of earth tones like cognac since it’s a bit brighter than I normally wear.

DRESS | BOOTIES | BAG

Avec Les Filles Leopard Dress: SIZING true to size (I’m 5’3 for reference)
I wanted a leopard dress that still looks professional this one is AMAZING. I’d be comfortable wearing this anywhere- even to work. You can wear it with pumps if booties aren’t for you. 

TOP | SCARF BOOTIES | BAG

Socialite Thermal Henley Top ($24!): SIZING: true to size
SUCH  a great basic. Layers like a dream too! This tops always sells out like hot cakes! Comes in amazing colors and is soft and comfy! 

DRESS | BOOTIES | BAG | JACKET | NECKLACE

Leith Floral Print Midi Dress– SIZING: true to size, adjustable straps, I’m 5’3
I had this outfit in my head the second I saw this dress. The quality is excellent and it’s around $50! This would be amazing for any events you may have too!
​Just add heels and ditch the jacket!

BlankNYC Next Level Suede Moto Jacket– SIZING: true to size
The color of this jacket this year is so pretty! It’s a tried and true favorite and one I wear with EVERYTHING. It’s easier to wear with jeans but as you can see here, it does just as well with dresses!

CARDIGAN | TEE | BOOTIES ​| BAG

Leith Longline Cardigan: SIZING- runs true to size,
I’m 5’3 and it is very long on me. Not petite-friendly.
I haven’t decided if I can pull off a cardigan this long just yet- but it’s super soft and comfy and I love that it doesn’t have dolman sleeves this year! 

Halogen Fine Rib Crewneck Tee– SIZING: true to size
I LOVE these tees! They are a silky knit which makes them crazy comfy AND polished for work! They also are very long but fitted. I got multiple colors!

TOP | JEANS (anniversary option here) | NECKLACE | BOOTIES | BAG

Halogen Patterned Sleeveless Top– SIZING: HUGE! size way down
This top is amazing for work and the colors have me smitten. That said it is cut SO BIG! I am wearing an XS here – so I’m hoping I can size down to petite! It will look amazing under a blazer! 

CARDIGAN | TOP JEANS (anniversary option here) | NECKLACE | BOOTIES | BAG

BP Longline Cardigan– SIZING: true to size this year! 
I’ve heard some hate centered around this cardigan but I love it. It is no different than buying one anywhere else for the price. It’s lightweight and comfy! 

Street Level Reversible Tote
This bag is tried and true! Too bags in one and holds everything. Plus they still have it in my favorite color combination! Under $50!

SKIRT | CAMI | BOOTIES | BAG

Halogen Pleated Midi Skirt– SIZING: runs true to size,
wearing an XS regular I’m 5’3
This skirt is one I wanted to add to my closet. You can pair with a black long sleeve tee, camis or even an ivory button down top! A lightweight crewneck sweater would be lovely in the cooler months as well. More versatile than you would think! The elastic is strong but will stretch a bit over time.

TOP ($24!) | JEANS | NECKLACE | BOOTIES | BAG

Socialite Thermal Henley Top ($24!): SIZING: true to size
SUCH  a great basic. Layers like a dream too! This tops always sells out like hot cakes! Comes in amazing colors and is soft and comfy! 

Articles of Society Olive Green Jeans– SIZING: true to size
These jeans are perfect for work. They aren’t as high-waisted as I normally like but I love the color. They are on the thinner side but are super soft and comfortable. 

The Best of the Athleisure and Loungewear

CAMO TOP |CAMO JOGGERS
SIZING – both run TTS
You know me and my lack of camo. Really, when have you seen me wear it? That said, this set has me smitten and I can’t recommend it enough! Great for running errands on the weekend or maybe the carpool line! 

GREY ADIDAS SNEAKERS (size down one full size) | LEGGINGS |
SHORT SLEEVE TEE | CARDIGAN (true to size)

Commando Faux Leather Leggings 
SIZING – I size up to a small
In the great debate over leggings there are many opinions. For me, I LOVE the Commando brand. I own faux leather, their everyday leggings and their moto leggings too. I find them so comfortable and not too tight! I linked a few more below!

Caslon Short Sleeve Tee- SIZING: true to size
This is the best short sleeve tee in the sale for me! Longer in length and perfect for leggings. Stock up on this amazing basic! 

The Best of the Cozies

WHITE ADIDAS | PINK NIKE

Patagonia Fleece Jacket – HERS
SIZING- runs small
Patagonia always sells out in a jiffy! These fleece is so pretty! It’s on the thinner side and runs small in my opinion- so size up for layering! 

Patagonia Fleece Jacket – HIS
SIZING- runs true to size
Patagonia always sells out in a jiffy! These fleece is so pretty! It’s on the thinner side and runs small in my opinion- so size up for layering! 

Patagonia Fleece Vest
SIZING – runs true to size but is fitted
These vests are on repeat for me all Fall and Winter long and I layer them with everything! So much less cumbersome than a jacket you can throw this over anything not feel restricted. My most-worn item in my closet is a vest- and this one is a steal! Under $60!

WUBBY FLEECE PULLOVER | UGGS

Thread and Supply Wubby Fleece Pullovers
You know how strongly I feel about these fleeces- everyone should have one! I live in mine all winter long and this year they are back- more wearable and they now come in XS! Run TTS. ​

Did someone say Barefoot Dreams?! Here are my favorites! 

CARDIGAN 

Everything Barefoot Dreams sells out quickly so if you’re in the business for a gift for yourself or someone else- grab it while you can! The blankets are highly sought-after so don’t wait! 

For more choices, you can also shop by department! This list will grow all morning long! I will also add sizing and fit information once my order comes!

CLOTHING | SHOES | HANDBAGS | BEAUTY

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