Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

Greetings and happy Monday! This is it, girls. Game on! Tomorrow, I’ll be able to pre-shop the #NSale and get all the nitty gritty details for you. I hope to help you cut through the noise and find the best deals, along with offering information on sizing and fit and all that good stuff.

For now, I’m sharing a preview from the Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog and some of the items I’m excited to try tomorrow.

Also, I created a JLS #NSale Insiders Facebook Group where we can share information and ask questions. I wanted a space where it’s easier for me to interact with you all and answer specific questions, and that seemed like the best spot for that. If it goes well, I may rename it and keep it alive after the #NSale is over… we’ll see.

Of course, you can always leave a comment on any of my blog posts, and I’ll respond as soon as possible. You should receive an email when I respond to your blog comment, so you don’t miss it.

Right off the bat, I’ll say that trends I’m seeing are bold and bright, oversized, and very plaid. In other words, the 1980s called and they want their clothes back.

You really have to look beyond the over-the-top outfits and study each individual piece because there are some hidden gems under those oversized sweaters and bright wool coats.

I know we all have different budgets to work with, but I encourage you to use this sale to add investment pieces to your wardrobe. The savings are most significant if you purchase big ticket items during this sale.

That said, I will be trying and featuring products at all price points.

Okay, let’s get this party started!!!

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

When I shop the #NSale, I always start in the shoe department. My reason is two-fold. It’s always the busiest area, so I like to get in and out early. But I also like to have a variety of shoes to try on with the clothes — especially jeans.

The next place I go is… you guessed it… denim. I like to have a few pairs to try on with the tops and sweaters, and of course you all know the love affair I have with denim…  it’s 2nd only to my love affair with bags. Ha!

For some reason, I tend to look at bags last. I guess because by then I know what outfits I have to work with and what I might need.

I realize I shop differently than the average person, as I am looking to put together complete outfits for the blog. If you know what you need or want most, start there. But for the purpose of this post, I’ll share my picks in my priority order.

I’ve linked each product under the pictures, but you can’t shop or add to cart until 12:30 PM EST on 7/12/19. Also, most of these come in more than one color, but usually just one shows up in the link. When Early Access opens on the 12th, all colors will be visible on the website and available for purchase.

#NSale Shoe Preview

I absolutely love these cutout shield sandals, and they’re not the only peep-toe booties in the #NSale this year, so I would say the style is definitely still trending. (There were some questions about that last season.)

Vince Camuto Kimora Cutout Shield Sandals

Vince Camuto Kimora Cutout Shield Sandals
Sale Price: $99.90
After Sale Price: $149.95

I’m also seeing the return of perforated booties and wedge booties, so again, a few styles that seemed to be going “out” seem to be back in full force this season.

I love a wedge bootie, so I’m excited about these!

1.State Kaleb Wedge Booties

1.State Kaleb Wedge Booties
Sale Price: $89.90
After Sale Price: $139.95

There’s also a lot of snakeskin in the sale. Almost every shoe has a snakeskin option. I’m loving these slingback pumps in the snake, but if you’re not a snake fan, these also come in taupe, black, and a gorgeous burgundy suede.

Vince Camuto Aleema Slingback Pumps

Vince Camuto Aleema Slingback Pumps
Sale: $84.90
After Sale: $129.95

These booties with the higher shaft are perfect for wearing under crop straight and crop flare jeans, and the price is very reasonable for a trendy item like leopard print booties.

Halogen Abbi Block Heel Genuine Calf Hair Booties
Sale: $89.90
After Sale: $139.95

A pair of classic black leather booties have been on my wishlist for the past few years, and Sam Edelman just answered the call… they also come in tan suede and a bold red snakeskin print.

Sam Edelman Hiltin Knee High Boots
Sale: $149.90–$164.90
After Sale: $224.95–$249.95

I’m also really digging these loafers. They come in a bunch of colors and various textures/materials, but this cognac snakeskin caught my eye.

Marc Fisher Zurri Pointy Toe Loafers
Sale: $99.90
After Sale: $149.95

And these super popular UGG loafers from last year are back, and reinvented for 2019.

UGG Callen Loafer

UGG Calen Loafers
Sale: $64.90
After Sale: $99.95

If you’re looking to splurge…

Stuart Weitzman OTK boots are a staple in this sale and definitely one of the best bargains. This year they have two styles, and this is my favorite. I actually have almost this exact boot in brown from the 2017 #NSale.

Darla Over The Knee Boots
Sale: $499.90
After Sale: $795.00

Rag & Bone booties and Vince shoes and booties are also popular big ticket items that are always part of this sale, and this year I have my sights set on this  Vince pair:

Vince Havana Notch Booties
Sale: $263.90
After Sale: $395.00

They also have a very similar smoking slipper to my favorite Vince pair — this also comes in grey and burgundy suede.

Nordstrom definitely know what sells, and this year you will see a lot of similar styles to the past couple of years, especially in the shoe department. See more #NSale shoes (and yes, there are a lot of booties… #sorrynotsorry):

#NSale Denim Preview

As I said, I usually shop denim next. So…

This first pair is the most like the Rag & Bone skinnies I’ve been wearing to death this summer. They have what I’ve dubbed the “magic rear pockets” as well as the same 27″ inseam and 10″ leg opening, and the dark wash should be very flattering.

Rag & Bone Cate Ankle Skinnies
Sale: $166.90
After Sale: $250.00

I’m thinking these slim fit boyfriend jeans might read like a crop straight but be more flattering than most. I also like this light wash. They have a 27″ inseam and a wider 12 1/2″ leg opening, but unfortunately they don’t have the “magic rear pockets” so I’ll have to see how I like them when I try them.

Rag & Bone The Dre Slim Fit Ankle Boyfriend Jeans
Sale: $149.90
After Sale: $225.00

They’re baaaaack! Yes ma’am, according to my intel, these super popular AG legging ankle jeans from the 2017 #NSale are going to be included again this year. These are so good — one of my all time favorites.

AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans
{my} Predicted Sale Price: $149.90
Full Retail Price: $225.00

The Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny is also included, as well as a boyfriend cut, and the Harper straight leg style with a 32″ inseam.

These are a classic straight leg jean, and I’m really curious to see if this style takes off this fall. It’s soooo much more flattering than the cropped styles, if you ask me.

AG Harper Slim Straight Leg Jeans
Sale: $143.90
After Sale: $215.00

See more #NSale denim:

#NSale Sweater Preview

I love a good cozy sweater, and the #NSale is where I’ve found some of my all-time favorites through the years. This is an area where I will definitely splurge on the higher end designers. There’s always another Halogen or Leith sweater, and they all go on sale eventually, but when you can get Vince, Theory, and Nordstrom Signature sweaters at 40% off, that’s a major savings.

That said, I really like what I’m seeing from Halogen, Caslon, Leith, and Cheslea28 this year. Case in point, this cozy cowl neck sweater…

Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater
Sale Price: $49.90
After Sale Price: $79.00

And this long ribbed cardigan, that comes in a gazillion gorgeous colors…

Halogen Long Ribbed Cardigan
Sale: $45.90
After Sale: $69.00

Of the higher end sweaters, this one immediately caught my eye in the catalog. After looking at all the Vince sweaters in the #NSale (and there are many), it’s still my top pick. It also comes in ivory, and I have no clue which to choose.

Vince Mixed Cable Wool & Cashmere Blend Sweater
Sale: $263.90
After Sale: $395.00

And it wouldn’t be the #NSale without a Barefoot Dreams cardigan… This year the have two — the one pictured below with the draped silhouette, and then a straight cut version as well.

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Island Cardigan
Sale: $72.90
After Sale: $110.00

See more #NSale sweaters:

#NSale Accessories

There are usually some good accessories in the sale. In past years I’ve scored a gorgeous Tory Burch watch that I still wear to this day, some nice Kendra Scott jewelry that I also still own, and various scarves and sunglasses.

Here are a few things that caught my eye so far…

Tory Burch Gradient Sunglasses
Sale: $102.90
After Sale: $155.00

Kendra Scott Lilith Pendant Necklace
Sale: $49.90F
After Sale: $78.00

#NSale Handbags

My love affair with handbags runs deep, and the Anniversary Sale is a great time to pick up a quality leather bag at a deep discount. Warning: the Tory Burch bags always go quickly.

Tory Burch Everly Tote
Sale: $352.90
After Sale: $528.00

See more #NSale handbags:

#NSale Coats/Jackets

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka
Sale: $239.90
After Sale: $320.00

See more #NSale Coats:

This is also a great time to update your outerwear wardrobe. Here are a few coats and jackets that caught my eye, although there will be a lot more.

#NSale Sleepwear / Loungewear

These UGG slippers are available in 5 colors, and they are like 35% off. Hello, Christmas shopping!!! I expect they’ll sell out the first week.

UGG Scuffette II Water Resistant Slippers
Sale: $54.90
After Sale: $84.95

And these pajamas are on my personal wishlist. They look so soft and comfy, perfect for summer and into fall… and they’re also something like 35% off.

Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas
Sale: $35.90
After Sale: $55.00

#NSale Activewear

A much anticipated inclusion in the #NSale is always Zella leggings, and this year they’ve got their original Live In High Waist Leggings as well as these Live In High Waist 7/8 Leggings. I think this print is so cute.

Zella Live In High Waist 7/8 Leggings
Sale: $38.90
After Sale: $59.00–$65.00

I’m also digging this Zella Karly Tee. I love Zella tees like this one for my gym workouts. I don’t care for tops that are too form-fitting, and this one looks like the perfect relaxed fit, and I like the sleeve detail.

Zella Karly Tee
Sale: $29.90
After Sale: $45.00

#NSale Lingerie Basics

The #NSale is famous for discounting select lingerie basics from a few popular brands — Hanky Panky, Natori, and Wacoal, to name a few. Here are this year’s top picks…

#NSale Beauty Buys

I tend to overlook the beauty offerings during the #NSale, but that’s a big mistake.

My #NSale Charlotte Tilbury lip kit was my favorite beauty purchase of all of 2018, and the lipstick was a limited edition color they never restocked. They’re back this year with another similar set, and you better believe I’m going to buy two!

The Pillow Talk Full Size Lip Kit
Sale price: $60.00
Retail Value: $78.00

And this is the best body lotion EVER. I bought it on sale at Christmastime, and after I ran out, I purchased this 33.8 fl. oz. jumbo size with pump on sale for $66.30 at L+T.

Well, guess what?

It will be $49 during the #NSale!!!

Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump
Sale price: $49.00
Retail Value: $78.00

I could go on… and on… but I’ll stop here for now!

Stay tuned for try-ons and fit tips as I actually see and touch and feel these items and may more!

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