Friday, July 19, 2019

My Nordstrom Sale Purchases, Size Reviews, And Outfit Styling Ideas

It’s here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open for everyone to shop today at 12:30 PM EST. I received what I ordered last Friday in the mail yesterday and am thrilled to share my honest reviews of the products with you. As I mentioned in this post, I use the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as a time to stock up on basic items that I’ll be able to wear all fall and winter long. Most of these things fit that bill, and I had the best time coming up with different ways to pair them to get the most bang for your buck. 


As a reminder, you can see all of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale blog posts here in case you’re feeling overwhelmed while scrolling through the sale. Below you will find the pieces I purchased, what size and color I ordered, my take on the fit of the piece, and at least two ways to style each item. This post is broken up by tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories in case you already have an idea of what you’re considering spending your money on if you’re shopping the sale. For reference, I am 5’7” and usually wear a two or a four. In jeans, I tend to wear a 27. Hopefully, that helps as you’re making size decisions for yourself.


Tops:


Size: Extra Small
Color: Heather Grey
Sale Price: $29.90 ($49.00 after sale)
Fit: Runs large, size down one size
Details: With a slightly put oversize fit and comfy cowl neck, this sweater is the perfect way to look put together while staying comfortable. I especially like the length of it since it can easily be paired with leggings (whether faux leather or athletic) while not exposing too much. It comes in a variety of colors but knowing myself I knew that grey would be a safe bet and receive plenty of wear.

Ways To Style:

 




Size: Small
Color: Ivory
Sale Price: $49.90 ($79.00 after sale)
Fit: True to size
Details: This has been one of my favorite sale pieces since I included it in the very first post I did about this year’s sale. I don’t love having things tight around/touch my neck (weird, I know) so a mock neck is a perfect solution. I live in white sweaters in the winter, and the curved hem on this one is especially flattering. It has cuffed sleeves, which is a cute touch and is one of the warmer sweaters I own! 

Ways To Style:


 


 


Size: Small
Color: Black
Sale Price: $25.90 ($39.00 after sale)
Fit: True to size
Details: I’m not one to own a ton of black so when I saw this sweater on sale I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to pair with different pieces to create cute outfits, and due to its lightweight nature, this is especially great for anyone with a mild fall or winter since you can dress the part without overheating. 

Ways To Style:





Size: Small
Color: Tan Multi Tweed
Sale Price: $58.90
Fit: True to size
Details: There’s something about tweed that I am constantly drawn to. In my head, I tend to associate it with business clothes, and while this shirt would be perfect for a day in the office, the colors of it make it cute for other occasions as well. I believe it also comes in a jacket, but I knew I’d get more wear out of the top. It has a cute zipper detail in the back and is fully lined, which was a pleasant surprise. 

Ways To Style:


tweed top // jeans // nsale 2018 booties (similar in this year's sale)

tweed top // suede skirt // nsale 2018 madewell slides (similar in this year's sale)

tweed top // white skirt (not a sale find but similar here) //  nsale 2018 booties (similar in this year's sale)


Bottoms:


Size: Small
Color: Black
Sale Price: $64.90 ($98.00 after sale)
Fit: True to size
Details: After hearing rave reviews the past few years about these leggings, I decided to give them a try finally. I am SO GLAD that I did since they may be my favorite buy of the sale. While I definitely feel edgy wearing them, I know they will give my jeans a nice break. When I pulled them out of the package, I thought there was going to be no way I’d get them on, but the material is stretchy while still retaining its full coverage. They are long enough to bunch a bit at the ankles and because they are Spanx, suck everything in nicely. I opted for these over the Commando ones since I like the Spanx waistband better, but if these are sold out in your size, the Commando ones have been receiving equally great reviews.

Ways To Style:




Size: 27
Color: Coffee Bean
Sale Price: $64.90 ($98.00 after sale)
Fit: True to size
Details: I’m not positive I’ll be keeping this skirt since it fits fine but wasn’t fully what I was expecting. I like the zipper detail but wish it were a little bit longer than it is (yes, I get that it is a mini skirt). I also find skirts like this a little challenging to wear since my hips are wider and my waist is smaller. It didn’t gape in the back but could have cinched a bit better. The color is really versatile, so if you’re on the hunt for a fun fall skirt then this would be a good option, but I’m still on the fence about it. 

Ways To Style: 
tweed top // suede skirt // nsale 2018 madewell slides (similar in this year's sale)





Size: 4
Color: Indigo
Sale Price: $51.90 ($78.00 after sale)
Fit: True to size, if not a little generous
Details: If you followed along with my coverage of the Nordstrom Sale last year, then you may remember my obsession with the jeans I found. They were under $30, and I ordered them in two different colors that I wore non-stop this past winter and fall. I was pretty bummed that the brand wasn’t included this year and gave this pair a try instead (I have one other pair coming in today, so I’ll have to do a comparison once I try them on). The wash of these is perfect, and I love that they are a true jean instead of being jegging-esque. Even with a real denim feel they are stretchy, soft, and comfortable, which could also be due to the elastic lining the waistband. 



tweed top // jeans // nsale 2018 booties (similar in this year's sale)


Size: 4
Color: Rust Sequoia
Sale Price: $65.90 ($99.00 after sale)
Fit: True to size
Details: There are no pictures of these for a reason. I wanted to love them but did not think they were flattering on at all. The orange color was really pretty, but as work pants go, I’ll keep searching. 


Shoes:

Size: 8.5M
Color: Spotty Haircalf
Sale Price: $54.90 ($88.00)
Fit: True to size
Details: I have a pair of Madewell bow slides that I purchased last fall and love, so it was no surprise that I found these to be equally as awesome. The scoop where the shoe hits your foot is really comfortable while the rounded/semi-pointed toe elongates the leg. The great thing about the pattern on these is that it makes them easy to wear with black or brown!

Size: 8.5M
Color: Leopard Haircalf
Sale Price: $69.90 ($109.95 after sale)
Fit: True to size, if not a little snug
Details: How fun are these? Definitely not a need by any means but they make me seem so much cooler than I am. The material they are made out of is stretchy, and the laces make them easily adjustable. I envision these making a statement with any outfit that needs a little something extra!


Size: 8.5M
Color: Cognac Suede
Sale Price: $69.90 ($109.95 after sale)
Fit: True to size
Details: I’ve loved the booties I’ve purchased during previous Nordstrom Sales, and these are no different. They are a bit taller than I would’ve expected, but the zipper on the back makes them easy to get in and out of. The slight point of the toe elongates the leg which is flattering, and I like that these come up above my ankle unlike some of the other booties I have. There are a few different colors online, and the price point is great given that I’m still wearing the BP booties I purchased a few years ago. 


Accessories:

Size: One Size
Color: Rose/White and White
Sale Price: $19.90
Details: Barefoot dream has the softest pieces ever. While I’d love to have one of their blankets or robes in the future, I got this set to break up and give as gifts. I can’t tell you how tempted I am to order another set to keep for myself! 

Size: One Size
Color: Platinum
Sale Price: $29.90 ($46.00 after sale)
Fit: I have nothing else that is 2 carats to compare these to, but I’ll go ahead and assume they are true to size ;)
Details: This is a bit of a random buy for me, but since for the wedding I’m in next weekend I’m supposed to wear pearl or diamond studs with the bridesmaid dress I thought it would be nice to have both options and decide the day of. I have a pair of small real diamond studs, and aside from being 24 and owning these, I don’t think there would be any other dead giveaways that these aren’t real when I compared the two. My earlobes are pretty small, so it may have made more sense for me to get a smaller size, but I’m keeping them to dress up various outfits! 

Size: One Size
Color: Tan Indochine Heather
Sale Price: $98.90 ($149.00 after sale)
Details: I am so glad that I finally pulled the trigger on this scarf! Camel doesn’t always look the best on me in the form of a sweater but having an accent like this scarf makes for the perfect way to incorporate it without washing me out. I do not doubt that I’ll be wearing this often and love the other colors it comes in too!


Ordered But Sold Out Before My Order Shipped:

Size: Small
Color: Pearl Ivory
Sale Price: $65.90 ($99.00 after sale)

Size: Small
Color: Ivory
Sale Price: $45.90 (469.00 after sale)

Size: Small
Color: Grey Marl
Sale Price: $44.90 ($68.00 after sale)

Size: Medium
Color: Beige/Oatmeal Medium Heather
Sale Price: $38.90 ($59.00 after sale)

Size: One Size
Color: Camel Combo
Sale Price: $38.90

3 comments :

  1. Cute buys, Dorothy! I love how you paired the white sweater with the suede skirt. My favourite outfit out of the lot! ❤️✨

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