What I Bought From the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Yesterday was a big day. It was the official first day of every influencer’s Christmas morning—the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I traveled all the way from Nashville to Chicago just to shop this sale because, call me particular, but the Nashville Nordstrom is just not stocked up enough for a shopper like me. 

This year, the sale is all about the classic basics, which you know I love! I am so happy with all my purchases and know I will get plenty of wear from them for years to come. From sweaters and coats to fresh booties and great activewear, I feel like I found one of everything from the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and am sharing it all with you guys today!

Just as a reminder, Icon access started yesterday on August 4, Ambassador access beings next this Friday, August 7, Influencer access starts the following Monday, August 10, Insiders can shop August 13, and then EVERYONE can shop August 19!

Editor's Note: I'm 5'10 and sharing all the fit details for each item below. Click images to shop all products directly.

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Coats & Jackets

As I mentioned in my wish list post, one of the reasons I'm so excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, is for all the fall clothing I'll be able to wear now that I'm living in Nashville instead of San Diego. Coats and jackets are always one of my favorite items to shop for and this year I really feel like I hit the jackpot and will be set for the fall/winter season!

 

Halogen Double Face Wool Coat

You guys know how much I love a camel coat and this one is so good. I love the classic styling, longer length, and oversized pockets. It's not lined, so I wouldn't wear it in extreme winters, but its definitely going to be a great piece to wear layered over sweaters for wild fall/winter seasons.

Fit is true to size; wearing an XS.

Lafayette 148 New York Valasca Reversible Wool & Cashmere Jacket

Ok, I know this is definitely an investment, but hear me out. This is the sale to SAVE on and this wool/cashmere jacket is nearly $500 off! Not only is it a gorgeous layering piece in my favorite fall colors, but its reversible. So really you are getting two jackets for the price of one. I plan to wear this for long travel days, lounging around the house, or even dressing it up for a fall night out. Both camel and grey are great fall neutrals so having the option to wear it multiple ways really sealed the deal for me.

Fit is true to size; wearing a small.

Theory Oaklane Wool & Cashmere Trench Coat

This Theory trench coat is another investment item with great savings. The taupe color is so beautiful and will go back to all my favorite fall neutrals. This drapey trench coat style will look great layered over jeans, leggings, t-shirts, sweaters, you name it!

Fit is true to size; wearing a P.

Topshop Fred Faux Leather Biker Jacket

Switching gears into jackets now, you guys know I love a great black leather jacket. I am so impressed with this Topshop faux leather jacket. The quality feels so nice and for under $50 you can't beat it! Leather jackets are essential for the fall season, so I would definitely grab this now before they sell out!

Fit is true to size; wearing a US4.

ALLSAINTS Balfern Leather Biker Jacket

Last year I bought the ALLSAINTS blush leather jacket and it was one of my favorite purchases. I wore it so much during the fall season, so of course I was so excited to see this beautiful ALLSAINTS burgundy leather jacket on sale this year! Like the black leather jacket, having anther neutral option is essential for a great fall wardrobe.

Fit is a little small; I'm wearing my true size US4 for a fitted body and the shoulders are a little snug. I tried on the 6, and the shoulders were perfect, but the body of the jacket was too big.

ALLSAINTS Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

Speaking of the ALLSAINTS blush leather jacket, if you didn't grab one last year, definitely get the updated version this year! The color is the exact same and its so beautiful. Now, I didn't actually buy this one since I already have the one from last year, but I had to share with you guys in case you didn't get already!

Fit is a little small; I'm wearing my true size US4 for a fitted body and the shoulders are a little snug. I tried on the 6, and the shoulders were perfect, but the body of the jacket was too big.

Patagonia Radalie Water Repellent Thermogreen-Insulated Jacket

Every year I always get an updated puffer jacket and Patagonia jackets are always a favorite. I love the quilted and vertical stripe mixed pattern. This will be perfect for throwing on after workouts, running errands if it's chilly/rainy, and hopefully some winter trips in the future!

Fit is true to size, wearing a small.

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka

Speaking of winter travel, Will and I typically take a ski trip to Telluride annually and this North Face long parka will be perfect for those vacations! I love that it has a removable hood option. The jacket is SO incredibly warm, I was starting to overheat when I was trying it on at Nordstrom, so it will definitely keep you warm if you live in very cold climates!

Fit is true to size, wearing a small.

Sweaters

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many sweaters. Ok maybe you can, but I will say that if I can save nearly 50% on cashmere essential sweaters that I'll LIVE IN during fall/winter, I'm going to take advantage of that!

 

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite® Long Cardigan

This is my first year buying a Barefoot Dreams cardigan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I don't know why I waited so long! This is literally the softest and most comfortable cardigan I've ever worn. Thankfully lounging at home is my favorite, so I'll be LIVING in this.

Fit is true to size, wearing an XS in color bisque.

Topshop Ribbed Open Front Cardigan

Every year I always grab one of the oversized Topshop cardigans, and they always serve me well during fall! This year I bought the oat color, but also wanted to feature the grey since they are both so pretty! They look great with leggings and/or jeans, so get ready to wear this style on repeat whether you're lounging at home or out and about.

Fit is oversized, wearing an XS. Note: the arms are on the shorter side so if you're tall, they won't got all the way to your wrists

Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

I always stock up on cashmere sweaters during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and these classic crewneck cashmere sweaters are perfect. They are so soft and comfortable and great essentials for fall. Layer with coats, or wear individually, these sweaters are the perfect!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Free People Afterglow Mock Neck Top

Last year I got a similar tunic sweater from Free People and I wore it all the time with leggings and sneakers, especially during quarantine. I love this udpated mockneck sweater tunic in white! Its so incredibly soft, similar to the barefoot dreams cardigan and I know it will be another great cozy addition to have.  I might need to order it in black as well!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Free People My Only Sunshine Sweater

I saw this chunky knit sweater last season and wanted it so bad, but could never find it in my size! So of course I was so happy to see this Free People sweater part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I love the chunky oversized knit in the light beige color. It looks great paired with jeans and booties, which will basically be my fall uniform!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Vince Wool & Cashmere Sweater

Every year I get the cashmere Vince sweater, which typically comes in grey or black, but this year they have a beige option! This is always one of my favorite styles to wear either layered under jackets since its tissue thin, or solo for warmer fall nights!

Fits true to size, wearing an XS.

Theory Tolleree Short Sleeve Cashmere Sweater

This is another repeat style I got last year just in a different color. This Theory short sleeve cashmere sweater is such a great staple that can be dressed up for the office layered under blazers, or paired with jeans for a little more casual ensemble. Highly recommend these sweaters!

Fits true to size, wearing an P.

Jeans

I really only but a couple pairs of jeans during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Either something essential or a fashion style. I really wanted these Frame jeans, but sadly the store didn't have them. I'm still planning to order them, so check back in a few days for an update!

 

Topshop Chicago Crop Slim Straight Jeans

As soon as I put these Topshop jeans on I was obsessed. They are so similar to Levi's but under $50! They are 100% cotton, so no stretch, but the fit is so good! I will say, they are a tad short for me, but when paired with tall ankle booties, they look great! Definitely recommend these budget friendly jeans.

Fit is true to size, wearing a 26 (I'm always a 26 in Topshop)

Paige Hoxton Raw Hem Ankle Jeans

You can never have too many black skinny jeans, and I love the Paige Hoxton black raw hem jeans. These are definitely a true black, so I really don't think they will fade. I got the Paige Hoxton raw hem denim jeans last year and lived in them, so I'm excited to see the Hoxton in black this year.

Fit is true to size, wearing a 25.

Activewear

I always try to grab a few activewear essentials during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Better to stock up and save on items I wear almost daily! They offer great leggings, socks, fitness tops, and some fun fashion active pieces!

 

Nike Sportswear Crewneck Sweatshirt

This Nike sweatshirt might be the most comfortable sweatshirt I’ve ever owned. It’s so soft and oversized - almost like wearing your husband/boyfriends sweatshirt. Definitely going to do some serious lounging around in this! I also bought these ZZella high rise leggings which I get every year - they are SO good!

Fit is oversized. Wearing an XS.

Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Outfits
Fashion Jackson Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Outfits

Shoes

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of my favorite times of year to find new booties for the fall season. There are always so many great options and its hard to narrow down. This pair from Vince Camuto is very similar to the popular style from last year, so if you didn't get that, you definitely want to this year!

 

Marc Fisher LTD Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie

As soon as I saw these Marc Fisher booties, I knew they were the one. I fell in love with the cloud suede color which is the perfect taupe. It goes so well back to both tans and greys which is exactly what I need for fall. The chunky heel makes them so comfortable; I basically wore them for 8 hours straight and had no issues!

Fit is true to size; wearing an 8.5.

adidas Swift Run Sneakers

So funny story, I actually already had these adidas Swift Run Sneakers in leopard from earlier this year, however they were too big and didn't have the size I needed. Of course I was so happy when I found out they were part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I love the leopard print and think they are so fun especially paired with a sleek all black activewear look. adidas are always so comfortable and you can't beat the price right under $50!

I always have to go down 1/2 a size in adidas. Wearing size 8.

 

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  1. Maggie said:
    Posted 8.5.20 · Reply

    Do you mind sharing what size Nike sweatshirt you got??

  2. Jana said:
    Posted 8.5.20 · Reply

    Love all of these pieces! I can’t wait to shop!

  3. Michelle said:
    Posted 8.6.20 · Reply

    Amazing post! Thank you!