2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-On Haul

Greetings and cheers to Friday! 🥂 You know what else we are celebrating today??? It’s opening day for Early Access of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!

I know you all love try ons, so I decided to do an #NSale Try On Haul from my dressing room selfies at Nordstrom earlier this week.

To recap, Early Access to the #NSale opens today in stores and online at 12:30 PM EST. You must be a Nordstrom cardholder to shop during Early Access, and you can open one today if you want to join in the fun. If you prefer not to open a new credit card, then public access starts next Friday, 7/19/19.

If you see that some things you want are sold out, don’t despair. There will be returns, and the best way to get info on restocks as soon as I know about them is to be a part of my #NSale Facebook Group.

You can check out my Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to see my top picks in each category. Today I’ll be sharing the pictures I took in the dressing rooms and my thoughts on fit and feel.

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-On Haul

For size reference, I’m 5’5 and about 140 pounds, and short-waisted with a slight hourglass shape. Depending on the brand, I wear a 6 or 8 (28 or 29) in pants and jeans, a small in most tops, an 8 in most dresses; and I average a size 8 shoe but wear anything from 7.5 — 9.

All descriptions/links are UNDER the pictures. Also, pardon the photo quality — the dressing room mirror needed a good scrub with Windex, which is especially noticeable on darker fabrics. Note to self: bring Windex Wipes next year.

Eileen Fisher Bateau Neck Cap Sleeve Dress (size XS) // This dress was a fun surprise. It’s a bit of a splurge, but the quality is outstanding, and I really like the details. It runs big; I’m wearing an XS and it’s still quite voluminous in the skirt. It’s fairly tight up top but I still think I like the fit of the XS better than the S.

Sale: $124.90
After Sale: $188.00

also wearing: Vince Camuto Kimora Cutout Shield Sandals (see description below)

Veronica Beard Cutler Minidress (size small) // This dress is so cute on… if only I had the occasion to wear it. The quality is outstanding, as it should be, considering the price point, but it truly is a gorgeous piece. I love the button detail, the square neckline, the modest armholes… everything is on point. If you have the life, you should definitely spring for it. It’s true to size; I’m in the small.

Sale: $329.90
After Sale: $495.00

also wearing: Vince Camuto Kimora Cutout Shield Sandals (see description below)

Veronica Beard Cutler Minidress (size small) // This dress is so cute on… if only I had the occasion to wear it. The quality is outstanding, as it should be, considering the price point, but it truly is a gorgeous piece. I love the button detail, the square neckline, the modest armholes… everything is on point. If you have the life, you should definitely spring for it. It’s true to size; I’m in the small.

Sale: $329.90
After Sale: $495.00

Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pump (size 8) // I am in LOVE with these pumps. For one thing, they’re comfortable and easy to walk in, which is rare for my weird feet. I have narrow ankles and a wide footbed — not a great combo for pumps, but these fit great. They have a walkable 3 1/4″ heel, a padded footbed for added comfort, and they’re leather lined, which is a nice detail. In addition to this plaid, they come in red and blush leather, black patent leather, and gunmetal suede.

Sale: $79.90
After Sale: $119.95

Vince Rib Crewneck Sweater (size small) // This sweater is gorgeous, very thin, but oh-so-soft. I love the subtle details of the ribbed knit, the rolled hems, and extra long sleeves. It’s very body-con, though, so I’m sucking in my tummy for all I’m worth. Haha!

Sale: $163.90
After Sale: $245.00

Frame Le High Straight Slit Hem Ankle Jeans (size 29) // Love the modern cut on these, and the denim is thick and soft and should have really good shape retention. The wash is fabulous, and the slit hem is really fun too. In my experience, Frame jeans tend to slide down, even if they look great, so I recommend sizing down. I brought home the size 28.

Sale: $156.90
After Sale: $235.00

Vince Camuto Kimora Cutout Shield Sandals (size 7.5) // These were the shoes from the #NSale I was most excited to try, and they did not disappoint. They’re very comfortable, and rather flattering, I think. They bring this classic shift dress into 2019, and they’re equally as cute with ankle-length jeans. The best part is, I can start wearing them now and wear them right through October, if this fall is as warm as the last few have been. I did size down half, which I typically do in open toe sandals.

Sale: $99.90
After Sale: $149.95

Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater (size small) // This is one of the first sweaters that caught my eye in the catalog, and wouldn’t you know it, every blogger I follow has featured it today, so I expect it to sell out fast. It has such a great slouchy cowl neck, a nice relaxed fit without being voluminous, and the sleeve detail is on point. I love an extra long sleeve — so cozy — plus the long ribbed cuffs are a nice touch. It comes in this oatmeal as well as burgundy heather, charcoal heather, and rust; and it’s super soft and runs true to size.

Sale: $49.90
After Sale: $79.00

Frame Le High Straight Slit Hem Ankle Jeans (size 29) // Love the modern cut on these, and the denim is thick and soft and should have really good shape retention. The wash is fabulous, and the slit hem is really fun too. In my experience, Frame jeans tend to slide down, even if they look great, so I recommend sizing down. I brought home the size 28.

Sale: $156.90
After Sale: $235.00

Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Bootie (size 8.5) // These were one of the shoes I was most excited to try, but I was afraid the snake print would be a bit much. Quite the contrary, I love how they elevate a basic neutral outfit. They’re also incredibly comfortable — leather lined, soft against the foot — and the 3′ stacked heel is very walkable. For the price, you can’t beat the quality and comfort. I recommend sizing up half; I have them in an 8.5.

Sale: $89.90
After Sale: $144.95

Vince Marley Venetian Loafer (size 8) // I have almost this identical shoe in grey suede, and they’ve been my go-to flats for the past two fall/winter seasons. They are so luxe and comfortable — it’s like wearing slippers, but chic. This version has a leather accent at the heel, which I can’t decide if I like or not. Since I have a grey pair, I tried them in the Bordeaux, but they are more plum than I like, so I didn’t purchase them. If I didn’t have a grey pair, I would have snapped those up in a hot second. They also come in chestnut suede and black textured leather.

Sale: $164.90
After Sale: $250.00

also wearing: Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater and Frame Le High Straight Slit Hem Ankle Jeans

Frame Le Skinny Chew Hem Ankle Jeans (size 29) // These jeans were a surprise — I saw them in the catalog and thought I didn’t care for the chewed hems, and I really don’t need more skinny jeans in my life. BUT my sales associate brought them in so I tried them, and I am in love. Mainly, I like the shorter 26″ inseam — perfect for wearing with ankle boots. And as it turns out, I also really like the chewed hems — it adds some interest and texture without being majorly distressed. I also really like this slightly faded dark wash, and the 9 1/2″ inseam is comfortable.

also wearing: Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater and Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Bootie

Vince Boxy High Neck Nep Merino Wool Blend Sweater (size small) // I didn’t love this sweater; too boxy, and even slightly scratchy, although the color is gorg.

Sale: $215.90
After Sale: $325.00

Rebecca Minkoff Jody Pebbled Leather Feed Bag // Love this gorgeous taupe pebbled leather, and it’s a nice size for a roomy crossbody. It also has a nice, large exterior slip pocket on the back for your large smartphone. This one came home with me!

Sale: $165.90
After Sale: $248.00

also wearing: Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater and Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Bootie

Vince Rolled Edge Wool & Cashmere Hoodie (size small) // My one sweater splurge of the #NSale, this Vince cashmere hoodie makes all my sweater dreams come true!!! Ultra luxe and soft, a fine gauge cashmere knit with rolled hem and cuffs, sporty hoodie, and the perfect 22″ length for leaving untucked. Fuss-free and so chic. I cannot WAIT to start wearing this sweater this fall.

Sale: $215.90
After Sale: $325.00

Paige Hoxton Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (size 29) // These jeans wanted to come home with me so badly, but I have other jeans that serve this same purpose so I forced myself to leave them in the store. For one thing, they’re super soft and comfortable, but they have such a great wash, and I especially like the hems. These are definitely one of the better jeans in this year’s #NSale — if you need a pair like this, don’t let them get away.

Sale: $152.90
After Sale: $229.00

also wearing: Vince Camuto Kimora Cutout Shield Sandals

Vince Mixed Cable Wool & Cashmere Blend Sweater (size small) I had high hopes for this sweater, but it’s a little chunkier than I’d like… although the more I look at these pictures, the more I’m second-guessing my decision to leave it at the store. The honeycomb and cable stitching is truly gorgeous, and it’s super soft and cozy. It also comes in green, which I think I might like better, but it’s currently sold out in my size. I’m going to watch it for restocks.

Sale: $263.90
After Sale: $395.00

AG Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (size 29) // If I didn’t have a pair of jeans almost just like this in my closet, I would have brought these home with me. I love AG jeans, and the Farrah has a higher waist than my go-to legging ankle jeans — which are also in the #NSale this year! Both have a raw hem and some very subtle distressing, but these Farrah are a slightly darker wash. I love the split hem detail on these too, but they are a tad too long for me to wear with booties, so tall girls… these are for you!

Sale: $149.90
After Sale: $225.00

also wearing: Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Booties

Vince Mini Cable Knit V-Neck Merino Wool Blend Sweater (size small) // This is the only picture I got of this sweater, for some reason, but I’ve got a cute teenage photo bomber behind me. Sorry, Caroline! I love the grey flecked knit of this sweater, and it’s Nordstrom Signature brand, which does a high quality sweater that is on par with luxury brands like Vince and Theory, but… this one missed the mark for me. It’s too long and bulky, and the v-neck is too narrow. Bah humbug.

Sale: $243.90
After Sale: $365.00

also wearing: AG Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

Nordstrom Signature Funnel Neck Cashmere Sweater (size small) // Another Nordstrom Signature sweater that unfortunately missed the mark this year. This cashmere is like butter, but the cut is horrible for me — long and boxy, wide shoulders, bleh. I don’t know who this is supposed to flatter.

Sale: $185.90
After Sale: $279.00

also wearing: AG Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps

Rails Cara Tee (size small) // An elevated tee made of high quality linen blend, this top is great worn alone or layered under a cardigan or casual jacket. It’s TTS; I was wearing the small.

Sale: $58.90
After Sale: $88.00

Good American Good Legs High Waist Skinny Jeans (size 6) // I have a pair of these in a slightly different wash, and they’re super comfortable and incredibly flattering. They have larger rear pockets than I prefer, but they’re not a deal breaker. Size down if in between; I take a size 6 in these.

Sale: $112.90
After Sale: $169.00

AG Ex-Boyfriend Relaxed Slim Jeans (size 28) // This is not typically a style I gravitate to, but I really like these for a casual weekend look… or a summertime weekday look if you’re a stay-at-home mom as I am. They’re incredibly soft and comfortable, and the distressing adds to the laid-back vibe. I recommend sizing down in these; I am in the 28.

Sale: $149.90
After Sale: $225.00

also wearing: Rails Cara Tee and Tory Burch Miller Sandals (not on sale)

I’m sorry, I can’t find this sweater. I thought it was AllSaints, but it isn’t coming up. If you find it, let me know! I don’t care for the cut — although it’s super soft and such a pretty shade of pink.

Rag & Bone Cate Ankle Skinny Jeans (size 28) // I have almost this exact pair, and I love them! I like the slightly shorter length — 27″ inseam as opposed to the 28″ in most of my other ankle skinnies. Also, the rear pocket detail is super flattering. Size down, though. They seemed to fit in the 29, but after I wore them for a photo shoot, I realized they were sliding down and looked too big. I exchanged for the 28 and am much happier. They do give as you wear them — they don’t bag out, but they give some and start to really mold to your body.

Sale: $166.90
After Sale: $250.00

also wearing: Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Booties

Nordstrom Signature Scrunch Neck Cashmere Sweater (size ??) // I like this sweater a lot — at least the length is good, and it’s not super oversized, but I couldn’t quite get excited about it, for some reason. I was really tired by that point — maybe that’s why. Ha! Anyway, great quality and classic styling if you’re looking for some investment sweaters this season. I’m not sure on the size; I forgot to take a picture of the tag, but sometimes I wear medium in Nordstrom Signature sweaters, so I might have grabbed that.

Sale: $199.90
After Sale: $329.00

also wearing: Frame Le High Straight Slit Hem Ankle Jeans and Lucky Brand Yimina Waterproof Wedge Booties (see below)

AG Prima Ankle Cigarette Jeans (size 29) // These jeans are not a new style to me, but for some reason, I fell in love with them this time. I have plenty of skinnies, so I really wanted to add straighter styles to my closet during this sale, and I think these are going to become one of my most worn pairs. It wasn’t until I cuffed them, though (see below) that I realized how cute they can be with booties (and sneakers and sandals too.)

For those who aren’t sure what a cigarette leg is — it’s a little straighter than a skinny jean, but still very slim fitting. Most of my ankle length skinnies have a 10″ leg opening, and these have a 12″ leg opening. They have the same 28″ inseam as my AG legging ankle jeans and the AG Farrah ankle in the #NSale. I’m liking the shorter lengths these days — especially with straighter styles, so a single cuff brings them up to my preferred 26 1/2″ — 27″ inseam.

Sale: $149.90
After Sale: $225.00

Lucky Brand Yimina Waterproof Wedge Booties (size 8) // I’m so excited to wedge booties making a comeback this fall. I’ve always been a fan. These are incredibly comfortable, and Lucky Brand is joining the ranks of Blondo and Aquatalia and doing a waterproof suede… hallelujah! We have very messy winters, so I love that more brands are doing this, and at moderate price points!

These are the sesame suede, and they also come in some other great neutrals as well as snake and leopard prints.

Sale: $86.90
After Sale: $129.95

also wearing: Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee (not on sale)

Madewell Ryder Stripe Cardigan Sweater (size XS) // I think every blogger I follow has featured this sweater. I swear to you guys, there is no conspiracy here. We just all seem to gravitate to a lot of the same styles, plus, while the #NSale is massive, the stores don’t carry half of it. So I think the inventory we have to select from when shopping on the pre-sale dates is actually quite limited, and that’s why you see a lot of the same. Plus we just know what is in style and what sells.

And this sweater? It is so good. Super soft, relaxed fit but not too overwhelming, and I particularly like the slouchy pockets. Also, these colors are so luscious. It also comes in solid colors as well as a grey and navy colorblock style. P.S. I recommend sizing down a whole size in this cardigan. I bought the XS.

Sale: $64.90
After Sale: $98.00

also wearing: Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee (not on sale) with AG Prima Ankle Cigarette Jeans and Lucky Brand Yimina Waterproof Wedge Booties

Madewell Summer Ryder Cardigan (size S) // This is a lighter weight version of the Ryder cardigan above, and I love it for wearing now and into fall. I think this light grey marl is such a nice summer neutral. They call it heather ice, and it’s the only color it comes in. I do have the small in this (I didn’t try the XS), and I think because it’s thinner and drapier than the one above, it fits fine, but you could size down for a closer fit.

Sale: $45.90
After Sale: $69.50

also wearing: Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee (not on sale)

Throw-On Cotton & Wool Blend Cardigan

Treasure & Bond Throw-On Cotton & Wool Blend Cardigan (size S) // I like this cardigan a lot, although for whatever reason, I didn’t purchase it. It’s a nice length and has some really nice ribbed details that I like a lot. It also comes in oatmeal, black, and charcoal, and this Red Syrah, which is a lot more burgundy than it appears in this picture.

also wearing: AG Prima Ankle Cigarette Jeans and Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Booties

Halogen V-Neck Cashmere Sweater (size S) // Love the double v-neck detail — thus the photo from behind. You can REALLY see how dirty my mirrors were in this shot. Yikes!!! Anywho. I wish this weren’t so long, or didn’t have the split hem so it would look better front tucked. It’s a great price for cashmere, and it comes in a lot of pretty colors. You could size up for a roomier fit.

Sale: $64.90
After Sale: $98.00

also wearing: AG Prima Ankle Cigarette Jeans and Jeffrey Campbell Rowlan Snakeskin Embossed Booties

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka (wearing size S; bought size M) // I have been wanting to update my long winter parka for a couple of years, so when I found this, I decided to invest. I’m sure it will last me at least 10 years — the last one did, and it wasn’t even this high of quality. You just can’t go wrong with The North Face if you live in a cold climate. I did size up to a M so I can wear it over heavy sweaters. It also comes in green and purple.

Sale: $239.90
After Sale: $320.00

Halogen Textured Faux Fur Coat (size S) // Love, love, love this! I wish I’d bought it; I may go back and get it. I just think it’s so fun for winter — especially date nights when you want to be cute but warm.

Sale: $118.90
After Sale: $179.00

Sam Edelman Double Breasted Trench Coat with Removable Hood (size S) // Great classic trench — flattering fit; good quality for the price point.

Sale: $146.90
After Sale: $220.00

Barbour Oakland Quilted Jacket (size 8) // I’ve never had a Barbour coat, but the quality is really nice. It’s such a classic, and I love the plaid lining. Reminds me of Burberry but for much less. I feel like this runs small, and I would want a size 10. I saw another blogger say to size down… so I am confused. You can see how this is tight where it buttons under my chest, so I would need a 10.

Sale: $166.90
After Sale: $250.00

Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover (wearing a M; need a S) // These are super popular and always sell out fast. If you need a give for a teen or college age girl, this will surely be a hit! Also comes in grey, burgundy, and yellow.

Sale: $49.90
After Sale: $78.00

BP. Everyday V-Neck Sweater (size S) // This is a fun budget-friendly buy. I love the wide, deep v-neck and the blouson sleeves. It also comes in grey.

Sale: $29.90
After Sale: $45.00

Caslon Lightweight Colorblock Cotton Tee (size S) // A fun, lightweight long-sleeve tee you can wear now (push up the sleeves and wear it with shorts) and later.

Sale: $18.90
After Sale: $29.00

Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee (size S) // This is one of Caslon’s staple items and I thought the colors in this stripe one were really pretty for summer and into fall.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution High Waist Denim Leggings (size 6) // These fit well and are comfortable, but they’re a little longer than I prefer so I would probably have them hemmed.

Halogen Ribbed Sweater (size M) // This is a classic piece that comes in a variety of solids and striped color ways.

also wearing: Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution High Waist Denim Leggings and Nine West Gianna Slides (not on sale)

Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan (size S) // This is a nice classic cardigan, lightweight and easy to wear all year round.

Halogen Wool and Cashmere Long Cardigan (size S) // This is a gorgeous sweater, but I don’t care for the super long length on me.

BP. Long Leopard Jacquard Cardigan (wearing XS; need S) // This is fun for a trendy one-season sweater. Tons of other bloggers are featuring it, and I predict it will sell fast.

Halogen Crewneck Sweater (size S) // This sweater comes in TONS of colors and has no wool in it — some have asked for non-wool options. It’s rather short, which would be perfect for pairing with skirts. I don’t care for it with these jeans, tho.

Zella Karly Long Sleeve Tee // I love this, it has a nice relaxed fit, some nice seaming details, just easy to throw on with leggings or even jeans for casual days.

Zella Live In High Waist 7/8 Leggings (size S) // I usually buy mediums in leggings, but for some reason I picked up the small. They fit okay tho. I love the 7/8 length, and this print is really fun. The high waist holds you in — very flattering.

Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2 Training Sneakers (size 9) // Love, love, love these trainers. The rose gold is so cute, and they’re super comfortable.

Zella Karly Tee (size M) // I like this as well as the long sleeve one above, and I’ll be wearing it to my strength training workouts with these leggings!

Zella Go To Zip Hoodie (size M) // I have one of these, or I’d be keeping this for sure. It’s nice and lightweight, and soft… yeah, I know, I over-use that word, but soft is important! This is the perfect 3-season hoodie.

Alo Soho Crewneck Pullover (size S) // This is not new to the #NSale, but these colors are new. This is about the softest sweatshirt I’ve ever put on my person. It’s pricey for a sweatshirt, but you will love it if you like soft and cozy.

Alo High Waist Moto Leggings (size M) // These are another super popular Alo piece, but I didn’t love them, to be honest. The mediums are very tight, and they are kind of rough against the skin.

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