What I’m Getting at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I was physically at Nordstrom yesterday. It’s rare occurrence these days since I’d rather get a root canal than shop in a mall. But, with returns to make and the promise of lunch with my best friend, off I went.

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is known for its awesomeness, but navigating it on the sales floor is overwhelming. The time of year is a challenge too. While I’m kinda-sorta in the fashion world, I can’t think about leather and wool before I’ve hit the beach. I didn’t buy much, some new underwear, my beloved YSL Touche Eclat and a new Chanel lipgloss in a lovely neutral called ‘Mica’.

At home, my online shopping bag is another story. I like to take my time deciding on purchases. There’s nothing better than an hour at my desk, after the day is over, with a glass of wine and my thoughts. It’s helpful for me to have my calendar out so I can see what the fall plans are (trips, events, and gigs). I also just cleaned up my closet and noticed a few things I could use early in the fall (ankle boots and a new navy blazer).

If you haven’t cleaned up your closet in a while, follow our steps for a 60 Minute Wardrobe Edit. It won’t take you that long if you are organized. It took me less than 30 minutes, and I felt so much better.

Here’s what made the cut:

Nordstrom Sale - outfit sneakerNike ‘Tennis Classic Ultra -Textile’ Sneaker, $70

There are sneakers you wear to the gym and the ones that you wear with an outfit. These buy now, wear now and later sneakers are just what you want on casual days or weekends when you want to look sporty and chic.  I would wear them on the weekends with this striped dress and a classic denim jacket.

Nordstrom Sale - My Favorite JeansAG ‘The Legging” Ankle Jeans, $163

I know I lose a lot of you with these but they are my most favorite pair of jeans. Their fit is incredible. They are sexy, yet comfortable and work perfectly with my relaxed personal style.  While they are expensive, this is the best price you’ll find them all year.  Not a fan of the distressed look?  I’m also grabbing these Joe’s ‘Honey’ Curvy Skinny Jeans as another every day option.

Nordstrom Sale - Office BlazerGibson Zip Pocket Blazer, $65

How fantastic is this blazer? It will get major double duty in my life come the fall.  It’s office appropriate with a simple black skirt or my Theory black trousers, but works just as well for early fall drinks with black jeans and boots.  Plus, hello! It’s $65!

Nordstrom Sale - Ankle BootSARTO by Franco Sarto ‘Granite’ Block Heel Bootie, $80

I’m not sure how I’m missing a pair of simple ankle boots but these fill the void perfectly. They’re unassuming, simple and can go with everything from jeans to dresses.

Nordstrom Sale - Easy Black DressMaggy London Scuba Midi Dress, $91

I’m always on the look out for pieces that get me out the door in seconds and this classic black dress does just that.  For under $100 you have a whole outfit.  It will take you from daytime meetings to evening events with one quick zip.  Want some color? This print version is lovely and equally day-to-evening appropriate.

Check back next week as we break down the best finds in each category! Have a great weekend!