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! ​

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

Madewell Texture and Thread Top
true to size- sizing up also possible
This top has been a long standing favorite around the squad. Perfect to dress up or down.

SPANX LEGGINGS | TOP (under $25)

JEANS | TEE | CARDIGAN | HAT

Caslon Short Sleeved Tee
true to size- sizing up also possible
These tees are my top pick every year! Wash well, last forever, can be tucked, knotted or worn longer! Long sleeve version is here!

CARDIGAN | JOGGERS | SNEAKERS | TEE (under $13)

Leith Long Cardigan
size down- true to size also possible, wearing XXS
This is one of my top two cardigans from the sale. I bought it in multiple colors for a few reasons. I can never find longer, duster cardigans that don’t over power me – and this one doesn’t. It is also super soft and the color choices are on point. These joggers sold out but there’s a great Amazon option that work just as well.

TOP | BOOTIES | FLATS

Gibson V-Neck Top
size down- true to size also possible, wearing XXS petite
I’m 5’3
This top is the one you’re looking for if you need a top for leggings, being cozy, or just being comfy at work. The length can vary depending on height- it’s on the longer side. I’d grab a few colors.

SWEATER | JEANS | BOOTIES

Dreamers Sweater
true to size- sizing up also possible, wearing XS
This sweater is so good! One of my favorite brands, it is an amazing dupe for the Free People sweater that was twice the price!

STS Blue Jeans $28
true to size
These are the only jeans I got from the sale and they do not disappoint! They could not be more comfy and will be perfect for casual work days!

Free People Sweater
true to size- sizing up also possible
This sweater is one of the most popular from the sale. It is still available in a few colors.

CARDIGAN | TEE | JEANS | BOOTIES

Treasure and Bond Grandpa Cardigan
size down- true to size also possible, wearing XXS
I’m 5’3
This top is the one you’re looking for if you need a top for leggings, being cozy, or just being comfy at work. The length can vary depending on height- it’s on the longer side. I’d grab a few colors.

VEST | TOP | JEANS | BOOTIES

Patagonia Los Gatos Vest
true to size – sizing up also possible
I’m 5’3
This vest is hands down the most worn item in my closet. I have it in quite a few colors and vests are my go to all fall and winter. They are added warmth with no bulk and bring your whole outfit together!

FLEECE (colorblock option here)| LEGGINGS | SNEAKERS

Thread and Supply Fleece
true to size
I make jokes but I cannot live without these fleeces. Winters are cold and this is the only sweatshirt that keeps me warm! I’ve collected a few over the years and they never fail me!

Zella Leggings
true to size – wearing a small
I’m 5’3
These leggings are like butter! Super fun pattern for working out too! Love the tan accents!

CARDIGAN | TEE | JEANS | BOOTIES

BP Cardigan
true to size – sizing forgiving- wearing an XS
I’m 5’3
This is my second favorite cardigan from the sale! The price is unbeatable and it is THICK this year! Which I love! I got a few colors because cardigans are staple pieces for me in the classroom!

CARDIGAN | JOGGERS | TEE | SNEAKERS

Leith Long Cardigan
size down- true to size also possible, wearing XXS
This is one of my top two cardigans from the sale. I bought it in multiple colors for a few reasons. I can never find longer, duster cardigans that don’t over power me – and this one doesn’t. It is also super soft and the color choices are on point. These joggers sold out but there’s a great Amazon option that work just as well.

SPANX LEGGINGS | SNEAKERS (dupe here) | VEST | TEE

Commando Faux Leather Leggings
SIZING – true to size, wearing a small
In the great debate over leggings there are many opinions. I know everyone loves the Spanx Faux Leather leggings, but for me, I LOVE the Commando brand. They already sold out from the sale but if you’re looking for a new brand to try, give them a go! I own faux leather, their everyday leggings and their moto leggings too. I find them so comfortable and not too tight!

The Best of the Shoes

Vince Camuto 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 last year. 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. A year later, these wound up being one of my most worn booties ever. 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!

Steve Madden Bootie –
SIZING – run true to size
This is another great bootie with the side slit accent. Comes up higher than the Camuto ones and the color is a cooler taupe. SO pretty!

Marc Fisher Booties
true to size
This bootie is such a a STUNNER! Prettiest of the three I have listed here – but also the least comfy. They are NOT uncomfortable at all- but the other two have lower heels. They come up significantly higher on the leg as well. Love them!

Steve Madden Flats
true to size
These flats are a little bit of luxury. They are selling out off and on but I imagine them being restocked often! Super comfy and stay on feet well!

Nike Air Max –
SIZING – size up one FULL size
These sneakers might just be the prettiest I have ever seen. It’s rare to find sneakers with this color palette so I grabbed them so fast! The sizing is weird- I had to size up one full size.

Longchamp Tote Bag
I was on the fence about this bag at first, but it grew on me FAST! I love it carry the one million things I need to carry these days without adding bulk and weight. Comes with a shoulder strap too!

The Best of Beauty

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! 

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. 

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 irritate 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! 

A Few More Budget-Friendly Loungewear Finds!

HENLEY TOP | BRALETTE (another option here) | LACE BRALETTE |
TEE | TULA | BAG | GREY CREWNECK | JOGGERS 1 | JOGGERS 2

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  1. Caitlin E wrote:

    Love this!!! Thanks Deb! A lot of the items I had on my wish list sold out and haven’t been restocked yet 😿 but, I was able to snag some booties and a cardi!! Yay!🛍

    Thanks for posting the best items!

    Xx,
    Caitlin E. @caitash

    Posted 8.13.20 Reply