Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best Pieces to Buy

It's here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday (for cardholders with early access) and I'm so happy to shop this amazing sale! I love finding deals on items that I know I will wear throughout the season. This year I'm being super strategic and trying to only buy pieces I know will be versatile for now and later - let's all be smart shoppers! This #NSale I'm mainly sharing sweaters, knits, jackets/coats, and a few amazing shoes. Fall merchandise is always more expensive, so this is the best time to save on those cozy pieces. But the good thing is, most items I selected, can be worn now, so no need to wait for cooler weather.

I will be reviewing each item I purchased below, as well as the fit. As far as sizing goes, I'm 5'10 and about 125lbs. I normally wear a 26 in jeans, XS/S in tops, and 8.5 in shoes. Items will sell out fast, and if your size is gone, just bookmark the page, and keep checking because last year so many pieces came back in stock - especially on public access day (7/19)!

Fashion Jackson's Selects From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Featured Items

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale BP Cocoon Cardigan Black Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

BP Curve Hem Cardigan: wearing XS. Fit is true to size
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size
Blanknyc Jeans: wearing size 26. Fit is true to size. Not on sale, but I live in these!

Cardigan: I have been living in cardigans more now that I live in southern California. They are obviously great for layering in the fall, but I can still wear it now with a t-shirt, denim shorts, and sandals for summer. This style comes in 6 colors and is only $32! It will sell fast!

Flats: When I initially saw these in the catalog I knew they would be at the top of my list. As I was doing my try-ons I found myself wearing them with almost every outfit. I love the neutral color, as they elongate your legs, and pair great with denim. They are available in 2 suede colors and 3 leather options. I'm going to be living in these!

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Halogen Open Front Drape Cardigan Paige Raw Hem Jeans Nike Blazer Sneakers Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Halogen Cashmere Cardigan: wearing xs/s. True to size, fits relaxed
BP Long Sleeve T-Shirt: wearing XS. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Nike Blazer Sneakers: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Cardigan: I have been patiently waiting for this cardigan to come back for the sale! I was kicking myself for not buying it early enough last year, and I'm so glad it's back. Cashmere is something I always buy during the sale, because it's such a great time to save. This cardigan is so cozy, that I might make this look my new travel outfit! How perfect is this for the airport?

Jeans: I've been gravitating more towards denim that is slightly cropped, slim, and flattering. I love the raw hem detail and the fact that these are high waisted - so comfortable! As mentioned above, I sized down in these jeans because I knew they would stretch some. The color in my images is closer to the true denim shade than what the Nordstrom website shows.

Nikes: You can never have to many sneakers, am I right?! I was shocked at how comfortable these were the moment I put them on! They fit true to size and I will definitely be living in them on the weekends and traveling!

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater Beige BP Nordstrom Black Lace Cami Paige Raw Hem Jeans Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Leith Cocoon Cardigan: wearing small. True to size, fits relaxed
BP Lace Cami: wearing XS. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Cardigan: I tried this cardigan on in both heather grey and tan, but ultimately decided on the tan! I think it's such a gorgeous color for summer, and will also be perfect for fall. Because it's a rayon blend, it has a silky hand feel making it a great layering knit to transition from summer to fall. Available in 5 colors and only $46!

Cami: This lace cami is going to be the first item to sell out! It comes in 4 colors and is only $23. Because I have so many black lace camisoles, I ended up not purchasing this item. I'm sure I'll regret it later...

*See above for review on jeans and flats.

Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Trouve Menswear Plaid Blazer BP Black Lace Cami Paige Raw Hem Jeans Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Trouve Menswear Blazer: wearing XS. True to size, fits relaxed
BP Lace Cami: wearing XS. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Blazer: A Fashion Jackson staple! This was another item I saw in the catalog and knew it would be coming home with me. You guys know I can't resist a good blazer, and this one is gorgeous! Plus it's under $100 making it a smart purchase, not only for the office, but for casual wear. I'll definitely get so much use out of this blazer for the next few seasons!

*See above for review on cami, jeans, and flats.

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Vince Cashmere Boxy Sweater Paige Raw Hem Jeans Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Vince Cashmere Sweater: wearing small. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Sweater: This was the first item I added to my dressing room and I've been wearing it all day. If you are going to invest in one piece this #NSale, THIS. IS. IT. As I mentioned, now is the time to buy cashmere since prices will go up in the fall. I struggled taking this sweater off in the dressing room because it is SO soft and I didn't want to change haha. It's such a lightweight cashmere, almost like tissue paper. As I mentioned I wore it all day and never got too warm (and it's July!). I love that its a little boxy, but not too much. Trust me, it's worth every cent.

*See above for review on jeans, and flats.

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Topshop Long Open Front Cable Cardigan Beige Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Topshop Cable Cardigan: wearing US2. Runs big, I suggest sizing down
Blanknyc Jeans: wearing size 26. Fit is true to size. Not on sale, but I live in these!
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Sweater: Topshop always makes great sweaters and knits - I remember last year how quickly one of their cardigans sold out. As soon as I put this on, I knew this would also be the case. For someone who doesn't own a single cable item, I love this piece. It was actually the first picture I posted on Instagram about the sale, because I was just so happy about it. I love oversized sweaters that you can cozy up in, and this piece is it! Comes in four colors and its under $50! #NSaleWIN!

*See above for review on flats.

Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Halogen Open Front Drape Cardigan Paige Raw Hem Jeans Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Halogen Cashmere Cardigan: wearing xs/s. True to size, fits relaxed
Leith Sweater Tank: wearing small. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Tank: I will be honest, I didn't come home with this tank, but that was definitely a mistake on my part! I totally thought it was in my selection to purchase, but sadly it was not. I'm patiently waiting for it to come back in stock in my size so I can buy it! It is seriously the best summer sweater and layering piece! Grab it while you can!

*See above for review on cardigan, jeans, & flats.

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Textured Stitch V-neck Pullover BP Nordstrom Black Lace Cami Paige Raw Hem Jeans Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

BP Textured Pullover: wearing small. True to size, fits relaxed
BP Lace Cami: wearing XS. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Knit Top: I tried this on in both charcoal grey and blush (grey bark). I tried the charcoal on in a small, and blush was an XS. The fit for both was really similar except the small was a little more low cut which I preferred for showing the lace cami. I love the texture and think this will be a great piece with denim shorts and sneakers for casual weekends, or with jeans, heels, and a lace bralette for date nights. It's such a great piece for only $26 and comes in 6 colors!

*See above for review on cami, jeans, & flats.

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Mural Plaid Blazer Midi Coat Nordstrom BP Black Lace Cami Current Elliott Raw Hem High Waist Skinny Jeans Jeffrey Campbell Camel Stretch Bootie Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

Mural Blazer Midi Coat: wearing XS. True to size, fitted
BP Lace Cami: wearing XS. True to size, fits relaxed
Current/Elliott Raw Hem Skinny Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Jeffrey Campbell Stretch Booties: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Coat: If there is one coat you should get for fall, this is it. For those who have been following for a while, you might remember I wore a similar plaid coat from Topshop last fall and it sold out in minutes! This one is a little more elevated, and I love everything about it! Wear it open over a tshirt & jeans, buttoned up and belted with a turtleneck and pants, or super stylish over a sexy LBD. This coat is under $85 and a MUST HAVE. Seriously.

Jeans: I really really wanted to love these jeans, but I only just liked them. As you can see most of my pictures featured the Paige jeans. There is nothing wrong with this pair. Honestly. They are great, but as I mentioned, I'm wearing more relaxed and cropped styles, and since I wanted to be smart with my shopping, I decided to pass on these jeans. However, if you love skinny jeans, these fit like a glove and you can't go wrong with a raw hem detail. Seriously though, if I was wearing more skinny jeans right now, these would be hanging in my closet.

Booties: Another catalog bookmark! These booties are everything I hoped for and more! I will wear them with jeans, dresses, skirts, pajamas (okay maybe not pajamas, but you get it). They are such a great bootie and so comfortable! Plus when was the last time you found amazing boots for under $83? Yeah I don't remember either.

*See above for review on cami.

Blonde Woman Wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Nordstrom BP Grey Ribbed Cardigan Paige Raw Hem Jeans Vince Darlington Flats Fashion Jackson San Diego Blogger Fashion Blogger

BP Ribbed Top: wearing xs. True to size, fits relaxed
Paige Raw Hem Slim Jeans: wearing 25. I suggest sizing down b/c I know these will stretch
Vince Flats: wearing 8.5. Fit is true to size

Knit Top: I randomly saw this while walking the floor and it caught my eye. It's not something I normally gravitate towards, but as soon as I tried it on, I was sold. It's incredibly soft, easy to wear, comes in 2 colors and only $26. Done and done!

*See above for review on jeans, & flats.

 


3 Comments

  1. July 13, 2018 / 7:58 am

    Hi Amy! You did such an amazing job on your Nordstrom sale dressing room post! We couldn’t wait to see your classic and chic picks! Just ordered outfit 2, can’t wait to wear those pieces! Thank you for such a thorough review. We missed seeing you in Dallas this year!

    xx,
    Lindsay & Whitney

  2. July 16, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    I loved shopping this sale, but it was exhausting! Haven’t been this tired since my recent vacation! It was a fabulous kick-off to fall looks.

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