Best of The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale So Far

Happy Monday, friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is NOW open to Nordy Club Influencers for shopping online and in-stores. (On Thursday, 8/13, the #NSale will be open to all cardholders.)

This tiered opening is kind of annoying, I won’t lie; but it has definitely cut down on the chaos and confusion, canceled orders, and general frustration that has come with shopping the #NSale in recent years, as it has taken on a life of its own.

While some of the most popular items are selling out, there is so much that is not, and I’ve found a few hidden treasures that I can’t wait to share with you. Plus, I was told that they are holding some inventory back to release as the different levels open up. I hope this is true!

I still plan to tackle a few more categories — Beauty, Home, and Teen Picks — but before I do that, I want to post a recap of my best finds that are still in stock, some hidden treasures I’ve discovered, and my personal recommendations for those shopping the sale.

My Best Tips

#1. Get your Wish List ready!

If you can’t shop yet, this is your time to figure out your budget, audit your closet, and prioritize your needs and wants. You can make one big Wish List, or several smaller ones in priority order.

Then when it’s time to shop, check off the items you want to add to cart, or click “select all” in the bottom righthand corner, and then click Add to Bag!

#2. Shop early. 

Things do sell out quickly, especially on the day a new tier opens up to shop the sale, so definitely get online as close to 9:30 AM EST as possible, and make your purchase.

If you have enjoyed my #NSale coverage and want to help support my business, you can stop here and click through any of my Nordstrom links before checking out, and I earn a small commission on your purchase.

#3. Pay for faster shipping to ensure your order is prioritized.

Yes, this cuts into your cost savings, but if you’re placing a large order, it’s worth it to ensure you don’t get canceled items or significant delays.

#4. Make it a Double Points day!

Don’t forget to use a Double Points day on the day you make your biggest order. You can designate it at checkout, or if you forget, you can do it anytime that day.

Just go to Your Account on the Nordstrom website, click Nordy Club, click on Personal Double Points Days and then select Make Today Your Day.

You will earn Double Points on all of your purchases from the entire day — online and in-store.

My Nordstrom Sale Faves So Far

Okay, let’s get to the fun part! My Nordstrom faves so far!

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#1. Spanx The Perfect Black Pant Back Seam Skinny Pants $84.90; After Sale: $128.00

These pants just came in the mail, and I am SO excited to share them with you. I struggle with finding pants I like that don’t make me feel frumpy, and these are insanely flattering and comfortable.

They have a pull-on design that hits at your natural waist, and a shaping panel that targets the tummy for a flat front with no muffin top. There are faux front pockets and back welt pockets for a tailored, seamless appearance; and seams up the back with a small slit in the ankle finish the look and elongate the legs.

The material is nice and thick and comfortable; they have a 26″ regular inseam with a 10″ leg opening so they fit like your favorite cropped skinnies. They are absolute perfection. Size up, though. I have the medium.

I’ve been playing around with these and I plan to bring you a post on 5 ways to wear them very soon! They already have 90 positive reviews, so they’ve clearly been around for a while, and weren’t brought out just for this sale. Such a good investment in your wardrobe if they fit your life and style.

#2. Franco Sarto Asti Bootie $89.90; After Sale: $154.95

This is my top pick for a low-heeled fashion bootie. They fit true to size, they’re very comfortable, and the low shaft makes them perfect for pairing with ankle-length skinny jeans. Because they’re leather, you can wear them in messy weather, which is always a plus.

Also, notice the angular, stacked heel and the tiny dome studs tracing the counter. Such nice details!

This is the taupe snake, but they also come in black leather, caramel croco, and espresso lizard. They’re TTS; I have the 8.

#3. Eileen Fisher V-Neck Sleeveless Knit Dress $99.90; After Sale: $198.00

I’ve shared a lot about this dress already, but it is hands-down one of my favorite finds from this year’s #NSale. The nice thing is, you can pretty much wear it 3 seasons out of the year — it looks great with booties and a denim jacket, or like I wore it yesterday to church, by itself with sandals.

The quality and fit and attention to detail is amazing. The hibiscus color I’m wearing has oddly disappeared, but the black is fully stocked, and I’m still debating ordering that one as well. It runs very big, so I recommend sizing down; I have the XS.

#4. Vionic Bianca Suede Sandal $89.90; After Sale: $139.95

I love a suede sandal this time of year; it’s such a great late summer/early fall transition shoe, and these are sleek and gorgeous and have Vionic comfort to boot!

They look amazing with jeans, the Spanx pants (as pictured above) and dresses too. They’re TTS; I have the 8.

#5. Marc Fisher LTD. Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie $99.90; After Sale: $189.95

This is my top pick for a heeled ankle boot. These are gorgeous and a great value for the price. The 3 1/4″ stacked heel is the perfect height, in my opinion. I like the extra stature, but they’re still very walkable.

They have a higher shaft, so you will probably need to cuff your skinny jeans or wear a cropped length, but they also look great with dresses.

I had the cognac suede, and I traded them for the cloud suede, and I’m kind of wishing I’d kept both. The cognac is definitely a warmer neutral, which is nice for fall, but I wear a lot of cool tones, so I thought I’d get more wear out of the cloud.

At any rate, you can’t go wrong with either. They also come in black snake, black leather, and ivory leather. They’re TTS; I have the 8.

#5. KUT from the Kloth Donna Button Fly Ankle Skinny Jeans

These are my top pick for under-$100 skinny jeans. I love the fit, the wash, the subtle distressing, and the button-fly.

Plus the rear pockets are a nice size and perfectly placed. These jeans have a 27″ inseam, 9 1/2″ leg opening, and 10 1/4″ front rise.

They also come in a nice off-black wash, and if you don’t care for button-front, this pair is good too.

#6. Caslon Utility Jacket (low inventory) $45.90; After Sale: $79.00

I love this update on the utility jacket. It’s much more flattering and feminine than the longer utility jackets with the drawstring waist. The material is lightweight and soft, and it would complement so many outfits this fall. I’m crossing my fingers it gets restocked!!! It runs TTS, or size up if in between; I have the small.

#7. Söfft Somers III Sneaker Mule $69.90; After Sale: $109.95

Every fall wardrobe needs an easy slip-on sneaker for your most casual days, and this pair by Söfft is an amazing value. They’re leather inside and out, they have a ton of padding and arch support in the footbed, and this camo print is a fun way to update this classic look. They’re TTS; I have the 8.


Splurge-Worthy #NSale Faves

#1. Vince Henderson Chelsea Boot $249.90; After Sale: $395.00

These boots are insanely gorgeous and also practical. I love the lugged sole and the 3″ heel on a 3/4″ platform for the perfect marriage of height and walkability.

I’m still waiting for the leather pair to come in to compare. The suede is stunning, though, and they’re weatherproof, so I may end up keeping the suede.

They also come in a dark grey suede, a military green suede, and a sand color. They run TTS; I have the 8.

#2. Coach Courier Leather Convertible Bag $299.90; After Sale: $495.00

I can’t believe I haven’t taken a picture yet with this bag. I really need to remedy that. I did review it extensively on my IG Story a few days ago, if you want to check that out in my #NSale Highlight.

But this bag is every bit as gorgeous in person as I was hoping it would be. It’s also very functional.

It also comes in citron and a gorgeous brown that is perfect for fall.

#3. Caslon Leather Moto Jacket with Removable Hood $178.90; After Sale: $299.00

Caslon does it again with this leather moto with removable hood. I love the layered look for a more sporty vibe. It runs TTS, or size up if in between; I have the small.

If you are in the market for a black leather moto, I recommend checking out this Bernardo one. I have a Bernardo leather jacket that I’ve worn to death over the past few years, and it’s still in great shape.

#4. Vince Wool & Cashmere Sweater $199.90; After Sale: $345.00

The v-neck cashmere sweater I was so excited about is selling out, so I won’t tease you with that. Instead, I just picked up this gorgeous pink wool/cashmere sweater, and I’m totally smitten.

I’m finding the pink such a breath of fresh air next to all of the neutrals that I’ve been gravitating to lately, but if you’re more of a neutrals gal, it does come in black and a gorgeous shade of beige.

It’s pricey, but it’s one of those classic pieces you can have in your closet for years because it won’t go out of style. It’s TTS; I’m wearing the small.

I also really like this one in the olive and black stripe.

This is the same sweater as the pink, but in a stripe. (It also comes in grey/white.) I sized up to a medium in this, though. It’s all they had in the store, and I kind of like the slouchier fit in the stripes.

#5. Mother Looker Ripped High Waist Fray Ankle Skinny Jeans $158.90; After Sale: $238.00

I’ve already talked extensively about these jeans in Friday’s Try-On Haul, so I’ll just give them a little shout-out there since I finally decided to keep them.

Honestly, this is the first year I haven’t been really excited about the denim in the #NSale. It’s not that they don’t have any good picks, but every single pair has something I would like to change about them — whether it’s the rise or the inseam length or the wash.

That said, there are some really good deals on premium denim, so I’ll round up more of my top picks below.

#6. Nordstrom Signature Open Front Cashmere Cardigan $178.90; After Sale: $299.00

This is my top pick for a splurge-worthy cardigan. It’s so gorgeous and a classic wardrobe piece you can enjoy for many years. I did size down to an XS in this one. It also comes in navy and beige.


Best Intimates

I don’t have pictures of these for obvious reasons, but I wanted to round up my favorites. This sale is a great time to stock up on basics like bras and underwear, and they also have some great loungewear!

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