Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!


Alright, let's get real.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is USUALLY my FAVORITE sale of the year. I wait all year long waiting to see what they come out with and save up to invest in some of my best pieces. Usually those include designer bags, great jackets, and DENIM. It is truly the only time that a department store allows you to shop the NEWEST fall trends at a discounted price BEFORE they're even out, which is usually unheard of.

HOWEVER, if you keep up with me on Instagram, you're aware of my disappointment of the sale this year. 
Sheer. Disappointment. 
I usually rush to the store, try it all on, take photos of everything I love and then blast it out to my followers to shop (Usually because I really do love it all, even if I don't buy it all!), but this time around, I had to be brutally honest. The majority of things I ordered I wasn't impressed with, and most of the rest of it, I already had a version of or didn't care for.
To say the least, it was a bummer. A little bit of a let down, and I was pretty upfront with my readers about my disappointment.
Aside from there being little to no designer pieces I liked, even the basics were a little wah-wah.

There were a FEW, bright shining stars in the mix of all the hideousness and a few basics that are a must that I would recommend if you are in the market for a basic that you don't want to pay full price for. So this is where this blog post comes in.
I almost didn't even do a post because I didn't know if I could go and tell you to buy something that I would never buy- but after doing a good amount of searching, there were enough things that were either identical to things I have bought in the past, or things that were truly good buys that I'd recommend.

So here's how it's broke down- The ONLY things on this list were things that I truly loved, know are good quality, or brands that I have and know are great recommendations (especially with baby items)!

So let's kick it off with my TOP PICKS. 
These are my top 10 favorite items of the sale and my favorites from the items I, myself, purchased.

I then broke down my picks in a few categories so they are easy to find. 


My Top Picks:

You can't go wrong with workout wear, and to be honest, the workout wear is usually always my favorite! When you can snag Nike shorts for $25, it's never a bad time to snag them. I also loved a few of the cardigans, however, I have SO many that I only purchased one. The few that I picked are definitely great quality and great prices though. Brixton hats are one of my favorite brands and they had one or two on sale that I really did love (but already had 😂) and last but not least - JEANS. Although, again, disappointed, I DID find a pair of Rag N Bone jeans that fit like a glove and a cute pair of boyfriend Levi's that I really did love. So... I guess not a TOTAL fail. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Workout Essentials:

Truly the best part of the sale for me this year. I LOVE comfy Adidas tanks and they had a few of those. I also love when I can find quality leggings in fun colors for good prices so I linked all the best ones that I, myself bought.

Favorite Tops:

The tops were my biggest disappointment. Maybe it's because most of them seemed to be repeats from past years sales, or maybe it's because the colors were bland, or maybe it was just because nothing stood out, but I only bought ONE sweater of the sale. ONE. Talk about a serious bummer. 
The tops I did link were tops and cardigans that I have almost IDENTICAL versions of that I DO love and brands that I know are good price points and good quality. 

Favorite Denim:

I could only find five or six pair of denim that I would honestly recommend. I love Rag N Bone and know they are great quality, and the first ones (the black skinny denim) are the ones I purchased and LOVE. But other than these few, I wasn't blown away by many others that I would trust or love.


Only a few things stuck out to me. 
If you're looking for a great basic, leather jacket, I've linked one or two that I know are quality. I also linked a BLANKNYC suede jacket (I own two) and a cute army green jacket (I own several) that are similar to ones I have and love. Lastly, I shared a few 


I kept browsing the shoes thinking, "Oh, that's cute!...but would I wear them?" 
After answering, "YES!", or "Yes, and I have that same pair in a different color" I came up with these few pairs of shoes that I snagged or already have. Not a ton of picks, but what I feel are the BEST shoes of the sale. 
You can't go wrong with basic booties for fall and cute slides, so aside from workout wear, shoes were the next best hit of the sale, for me.


Accessories were a major blah this year. Aside from a super cute pair of J.Crew earrings, a couple hats, and one or two bags I already had versions of, I feel like the accessories were a total miss. Very few people are looking for diamond encrusted rings for sale, so here were my top picks for the accessories.


Ok, I take some of the mean things I said about the sale back after seeing some of the beauty deals. Most of the items I have and LOVE, including the:
T3 Micro straightener and blow dryer
Tria hair removal laser
GlamGlow face masks (Ugh. My FAVORITE masks!)
Oribe, Drybar, & Ouai hair products
And ALLLLLL the candles. Namely Diptique and Voluspa.

These are things I would 100% recommend to buy DURING the sale. Sure, the companies do deals on them from time to time, but if you are in the market for a great blow dryer, straighter, or some lash growing serum- now is the time to snag them for pretty great deals.
Candles are also my go-to gifts, so these fancy-shmancy, delicious candles are the best to buy while on sale. Or, just get them for yourself, because they're that yummy.

Baby Must-Haves:

The clothes were not my favorite, however, if you are in the market for big time baby items like carseats, strollers, and accessories - this is always a great time to snag the big ticket items! Maxi-cosi carseats for almost $100 OFF, great deals on play gyms, mats, monitors, diaper bags, blankets, and all the fun baby stuff. Once again, we have quite a few of these items so I linked a few of my favorites that are definitely some of the best buys!

Kids Clothes/Shoes:

And even though there were few favorites, I did snag one or two things for Olivia for school. My favorites were the kids Adidas sweater, Vans sneakers, a few dresses, and a few basic pieces. Oh, and Freshly Picked moccs and Baby bling bows for the babes.


Alright, friends!
I hope you can appreciate an honest review of the sale and if you love something, by all means, this is a great time to buy! However, if you were as underwhelmed as I was, I will still try to keep you updated with my favorite pieces here and there for great deals, whether they are a part of the sale or not!

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