Friday, August 14, 2020

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pieces I Own And Love

 Happy Friday! I’m very excited to have gotten blog posts up every day this week after falling behind last week. I hope that today’s post is especially helpful for any of you who may be considering shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Yesterday I shared my NSale favorites (find that post here) and, while scrolling through all the offerings, saw quite a few repeat offenders from past year’s sales that had previously made their way into my closet. Part of the beauty of the sale is that it’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter basics that are high quality and can be worn year after year, and that’s precisely what I find myself doing. 

When putting together the graphic below, I was surprised by how muted everything was in color, but it goes to show that these are items that can be easily added to your wardrobe to mix in with statement pieces you may have. While the pieces are on sale, some of them still may be an investment, so I’ve broken down why I love each item below for you. I’m hoping I’ll be able to include my purchases (don’t worry, I’ll share those with you next week) from this year’s sale in a version of this post next year! 

Some of the items I’ve included are not identical to the ones I own since styles are usually tweaked and updated a bit from year to year but are close enough that you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference had I not mentioned it. 

Heads up: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently only open to cardholders. Full public access begins next Thursday! The image below is not shoppable, but all the products are linked beneath it and are available to shop in the widget at the end of this post. 


Sale Price: $ 299.90 // After Sale: $475.00
This is the Barbour jacket offered in the sale that looks the most similar to the style I have. Barbour is known for its waxed styles, and mine has held up incredibly well since I received it during my freshman year of college. I have gotten it rewaxed once, but with such a classic look, it’s an investment piece you’ll likely have for life. While I’m not a fan of the faux shearling trim, don’t let that stop you from trying it out if you hoped to get your hands on a Barbour jacket during the sale since it is removable! For reference, I buy my Barbour’s in a US6. 

Sale Price: $ 12.90 // After Sale: $25.00
Sometimes basic white t-shirts can be one of the hardest things to shop for. I like to narrow my search by what is included as a part of the NSale each year. I’ve gotten shirts from this brand before and like that they aren’t too thin but also aren’t thick enough to be hot. The black and white striped version is my favorite but often goes in and out of stock in the sale. 

Sale Price: $ 174.90 // After Sale: $249.00
I have this exact jacket without the hood and continuously reach for it as a layering piece in the fall and winter. For being a jacket that keeps you so warm, it’s easy to pack into small spaces and isn’t all that thick. The long version is pretty much identical to the one I have just with some added length and comes in a pretty grey color in addition to black.

Sale Price: $ 58.90 // After Sale: $89.50
I am far from a jean snob when it comes to brands but can be picky about how they fit and feel. I’ve found some really great jeans in past years during the sale and like to use the discounted prices as an excuse to occasionally stray from the skinny, dark wash denim style that I tend to gravitate towards. I liked some of the cuts included in this year’s sale but couldn’t resist a version of my tried and true style.

Other brands I really like: Blank NYC, Wit and Wisdom, Kut from the Kloth 

Sale Price: $ 64.90 // After Sale: $98.00
As far as clothing goes, these leggings may be one of the edgiest pieces I own. They are really fun to pair with a long sweater and slides and are incredibly comfortable. Because they are by Spanx, they are pretty shaping, but I tend to like to wear something longer on the top with them.

Sale Price: $ 75.90 // After Sale: $114.00
Since so many of us have felt like we’ve been living in activewear now seems like as good of a time to stock up on cute versions of your favorite pieces. I like the interest the moto detail adds to these leggings, and they have a good bit of compression. While I own a grey pair, I really love the navy color offered in this year’s sale. 

Sale Price: $ 42.90 // After Sale: $65.00
The Zella workout brand has yet to fail me, and these black leggings are a closet staple. There’s a version that is a little bit less expensive that’s equally as good, but I like the pocket detail on these. I know black leggings may feel like a boring thing to buy during the sale, but once you try them on, I know you’ll be thinking otherwise! 

Sale Price: $ 45.90 // After Sale: $78.00
The fuzzy fleece pullover I own is from a different brand altogether, but this version looks really similar. While it may not be the most stylish thing to wear (mine tends to look like I’m wearing a blanket at times), I love mine. This is another one of those items that will be a great addition to your work from home uniform.

Sale Price: $ 29.90 // After Sale: $48.00
I was really surprised to see this tank in the sale since I bought the white version earlier this summer. The length of this hits at a good place and can be shortened slightly by tying the side of it in a simple knot. There is an open V in the back, which is useful for keeping you cool while also showing off any cute sports bras you may own. 

Sale Price: $ 83.90 // After Sale: $119.00
I love that the Nordstrom sale offers so many options of the Patagonia jackets I own and love. This Better Sweater quarter zip is a really great weight and can transition well from activewear outfits to times when you’re hoping to look a bit more put together while running errands. I’d recommend sizing up on this one! I think I own mine in a medium.

Sale Price: $ 89.90 // After Sale: $145.00
Maybe it’s just me, but I think Hunter boots make rainy days a whole lot better. I have both a short and tall pair and would be more likely to recommend the short version since I find them easier to style. What’s especially great about the styles offered in the sale is that most of them are the “packable” version meaning they are flexible and can roll up to better fit in a suitcase (you know, when we start using those again). 

Sale Price: $ 49.90 // After Sale: $79.95
I really love that slide shoes like these are here to stay, and the Dr. Scholl’s ones I own are by far the most comfortable version. There are many different colors and textures of these available, so if you’ve noticed a color gap in your shoe collection, consider filling it with one of these comfy but cute options.

Sale Price: $ 89.90 // After Sale: $134.95
I always love seeing the booties offered during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and year after year have noticed them bringing back a notched option. These are probably the most worn booties I own because they are both stylish and comfortable. I’d recommend getting a pair of these socks to go with them.

Sale Price: $ 114.90 // After Sale: $195.00
When my brother gave me this brand of bracelet for my college graduation, I didn’t know much about it. It turns out, they are a “thing” and I can thank my now sister in law for guiding his decision. The version I have is customized to say “Woody” (since we grew up joking that Gil was really impressive like Buzz and I was old reliable like Woody) and my graduation date, but this non-custom version would look really cute stacked with other bracelets and comes in different metal options. 

Sale Price: $ 98.90 // After Sale: $149.00
Even with the sale price, the price tag on this scarf seems steep, but once you try it, you’ll understand why. It works wonderfully as both a scarf or a wrap and is one of the simplest ways to elevate the look of my fall sweaters. I am so tempted to try another color of it this year, but I am really glad to have the camel one in my closet. 

Sale Price: $ 26.90 // After Sale: $46.00
I tend to stick to my pearl studs daily, so when I had these recommended to me during the sale a year or two ago, I didn’t really know how much wear I’d get out of them. Dare I say they look real enough to never actually want to get a diamond version?

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