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Friday #NSale Update: What I Bought Yesterday!

Jul 12, 2017

Happy Friday!

I feel like I’ve been more absent than usual on Insta stories lately (sorry!) because yesterday I was on set all day for this really amazing project I can’t wait to share with you! I got up yesterday at 5am to make sure I shared my Nordstrom Anniversary sale favorites with you in time, and then spent the rest of the day filming in partnership with one of my favorite magazines AND one of my favorite brands!

I got home in time to still score some of my favorites as part of the early access sale, and I’m picking them up from Nordstom this morning, and then shooting with my friend Cassandra right after! (PHEW busy couple of days!!) I couldn’t make it there last night, I was so tired that I was having trouble forming sentences, haha!

ANNYYWAYY as you know, I’ll be updating this post (and this new tab above that says “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!”) quite a bit over the next couple of weeks, so I wanted to pop in again and share what I bought yesterday. I’ll be trying all of it on later and sharing it in outfit photos next week!

I wasn’t sure what to expect this year, but I have to say I am HIGHLY impressed with the selection I’m seeing so far! If you haven’t shopped the sale before, let me put it this way–the stuff you can score at this sale doesn’t hold a candle to even Black Friday!

And if you missed when I talked about it yesterday, I gave a little run down about the sale:

Right now, only Nordstrom card card holders have access to the sale, so if you aren’t already a cardholder, you can sign up here and get immediate access (you don’t have to wait for your card to come in the mail!)  I’d definitely recommend doing this if you see quite a few things you like, because the best items often get sold out before the sale even opens to the public! (That or find a friend who is a cardholder to buy for you ;-))

The best part about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that these are all BRAND NEW items that are going on sale! Afterwords, the prices go back up! Unlike other sales, you won’t find picked-over items of summer, but this is the best time to stock up on [ugh, I hate to say this, but…] fall essentials like cardigans, sweaters, boots, booties, scarves, and more!

UPDATES: What I bought yesterday:

(Click through the lookbook to view + shop!)

Other favorite items/categories to shop:

Cardigans & Wraps

There are SO MANY awesome cardigans and wraps available (some of them cashmere for crazy good prices!) My two favorites are this circle cardigan for $49 (nearly identical to the above!) and this waffle-knit cashmere wrap for $149!

Leather Jackets

I’ve never seen a better sale selection of leather jackets. There are quite a few moto style jackets as well as classic silhouettes that I love–in both black and brown, and even a few fun suede colors! (The BlankNYC suede moto is back, btw!) This one is very similar to my leather jacket that you see me wear all the time, and it’s only $219!

Booties & OTK Boots

This is the best time to snag your booties for fall! My favorites are these stretch booties ($79, come in black and grey!) and these flat ankle booties ($86, come in black, tan, and burgundy!) The Stuart Weitzman Highland boots are on sale for $549 as are the Elevated boots for $499! (I’ve never seen this happen!) If you’ve been on the fence about buying either, definitely snap them up now!

Classic Trench

I absolutely LOVE my London Fog trench–it’s so versatile, has a removable hood and liner (which makes it really warm!) and now it’s on sale for $129! If you’ve been wanting a Burberry trench but can’t make the splurge, this is 110% the next best thing. (Actually, it’s probably just as good, who are we kidding?)


Lot’s of denim deals to be found–most importantly, my favorite J. Brand Maria Skinny Jeansthese Rag & Bone jeans, Hudson, and more! I love these high waisted black jeans from Citizens of Humanity and these comfy and casual raw-hem high-waisted jeans from Madewell (only $80!)

Dainty Jewelry

My favorite dainty gold Monica Vinader bracelet is included in the sale! This gold initial necklace is also very similar to mine and would make a really great gift, too!

Madewell Tote

The classic Madewell tote is back with a cool twist! I love the stripe on this bag and it comes in lot’s of colors. It’s my go-to everyday bag for life, work, and travel (it even fits both my laptop AND my camera!) It’s really quality leather too. Cannot say enough amazing things!


A lot of awesome sneaker deals to be found, particularly athletic/athleisure sneakers! The Adidas Tubular sneakers are SO CUTE and there are lot’s of Nikes (including the Juvenate sneaker!) Brand new converse colors just came out too, I love the light blue and burnt red versions as a fun mix-up! This just in: My Jack Purcells are part of the sale too!

Barbour Jackets & Vests

A select few Barbour coats and vests are included in the sale and they are GOOD ONES!! Both quilted and waxed versions are available 🙂

More favorites:

(Click to shop!) 

Remember, check back often!

I’m going to be posting here in this tab (labeled “Nordstrom Sale” up at the top!) as much as possible throughout the sale, along with the items I’ve purchased for myself, re-stock alerts, and other favorites that are added as the sale progresses!

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