Shop with Me: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #FashionFriday

Happy Friday, friends! Who’s ready for the weekend?!? I’m teaming up with a group of bloggers to give away a $250 Nordstrom gift card, so stay tuned for that at the end of this post!

I hope you’re not sick of hearing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet because today I’m sharing some of the pictures I took during my marathon #NSale try-on sesh on Wednesday. I always think it’s helpful to see clothing on real people put together in real-life outfits rather than just in those little shopping widgets, and I can share a little more about fit and quality this way. Even if you’re not shopping the sale, maybe this will give you some outfit ideas for fall.

If you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out my complete Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

So here are the outfits I photographed in the dressing room on Wednesday. This isn’t nearly everything I tried on, but these are most of my favorites.

#1 Weekend Casual

Hinge tie front pullover // Sale: $45.90; After Sale: $69.00 // True to size, comfortable, but the tie is a bit of a pain. I didn’t it but now I’m second guessing that decision.

AG raw hem legging ankle jeans // Sale: $149.90; After Sale: $225.00 // The gold standard when it comes to denim, AG are hands down my favorite jeans, and the legging ankle is my favorite style. They have a 8″ front rise, 10″ leg opening, and a 28″ inseam. Fit like a dream, don’t stretch out, and mold to your body over time. These jeans are like good wine — they get better with age. Haha!

Jeffrey Campbell booties // Sale: $89.90; After Sale: $134.95 // LOVE these taupe almond toe suede booties with 2.5″ stacked heel. Perfect for pairing with ankle jeans this fall and winter. Comfortable, good quality, and a great price. These came home with me.

Rebecca Minkoff unlined convertible leather hobo // Sale: $216.90; After Sale: $325.00 // I’m a sucker for a hobo style bag, and I love Rebecca Minkoff’s chic edgy style, so this bag was one of the first ones I was drawn to. I love the moss color for fall and the gold studded shoulder strap. This bag came home with me.

#2 Coffee with Girlfriends

Halogen long open cardigan // Sale: $49.90; After Sale: $79.00 // This fine gauge sweater is slimming, casual, and very comfortable. It has just a hint of cashmere in it so it’s nice and soft. It comes in tons of colors, and I really like how it pairs with this graphic tee. For size reference, I’m wearing the small. Some sizes are already sold out, so grab this one while you can.

Pardon My French graphic tee // Sale: $25.90; After Sale: $39.50 // This tee is soft and comfortable and has a nice fit. Even though it has a crew neck, it’s a good length, and it pairs really well with jeans or shorts. Definitely size up with this one.

AG raw hem legging ankle jeans // Sale: $149.90; After Sale: $225.00 (see #1 for my thoughts)

Jeffrey Campbell booties // Sale: $89.90; After Sale: $134.95 (see #1 for my thoughts)

#3 Casual Friday at the Office

Hinge Tie Sleeve Top // Sale: $49.90; After Sale: $79.00 // This top has a flattering fit, nice shaping through the waist, and a modest v-neckline. The fabric is lightweight and comes in 4 different patterns. The tie sleeves are kind of dramatic, but I like them… or I did until Caryl mentioned the logistics of going the bathroom… now I’m worried I’ll end up with one in the toilet. Ha! Guess I’ll have to exercise extra caution. I bought the small; I hope it doesn’t shrink because it is rayon.

AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans  // Sale: $125.90; After Sale: $188.00 // These high waist super skinny jeans have a 10″ rise and 30″ inseam, and I love this deep currant color. They have AG’s fabulous fit and their hefty price tag too. Still, 33% off for AG is pretty much as good as it gets.

An alternative (and the ones I actually purchased) are these 7 For All Mankind raw hem ankle skinny jeans in the merlot. I like the raw hem and the ankle length works better for me than the longer Farrah length, plus these are less than $100. My pale pink jeans are by this brand, and they do tend to stretch out with wear so I ordered the 28.

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats // Sale: $164.90; After Sale: $258.00–$268.00 // I’ve been eyeing the black Tory Burch Minnie travel flats with the gold medallion so when I saw these at the #NSale, I knew they were coming home with me. I debated the gold but ended up with the black because that’s what I really wanted.

I will be totally honest and say I don’t know if these are the quality that her “normal” stuff is. I felt the same way about the ones of hers I bought at last year’s #NSale as well. I still love the styling, but if you’re looking for luxury and comfort, you may do better with Cole Haan. They have some good shoes in this sale, including these ballet flats.

Tory Burch Frida Leather Hobo // Sale: $317.90; After Sale: $478.00 // You know I’m a sucker for Tory Burch handbags, and this one is no different. I didn’t buy any of hers this year, but if you’re in the market for a sleek classic hobo, this one’s for you. It also comes in Light Oak, which is a pale pink.

#4 Shop Till You Drop

Hinge Tie Sleeve Top  // Sale: $49.90; After Sale: $79.00 // Same top as above, different print. I bought this one because I think it will be more versatile than the black and white. I can see wearing this outfit to hit up the mall with friends or to meet my husband for lunch.

AG Raw Hem Legging Ankle Jeans // Sale: $149.90; After Sale: $225.00 (see #1 for my thoughts)

Jeffrey Campbell booties // Sale: $89.90; After Sale: $134.95 (see #1 for my thoughts)

Tory Burch Frida Leather Satchel // Sale: $329.90; After Sale: $498.00 // Another great choice — this satchel is roomy, but there are no exterior pockets to slip your phone into, and it has to be unzipped — just something to consider. Otherwise a fabulous bag with gorgeous pebbled leather. Also comes in black and Light Oak.

#5 Lunch Date Chic

Lush Surplice cold shoulder blouse // Sale: $29.90; After Sale: $45.00 // Cute, but it’s juniors sizing, and the front is quite short. I’d need to wear it with higher waisted jeans. Definitely size up in this one.

AG Raw Hem Legging Ankle Jeans // Sale: $149.90; After Sale: $225.00 (see #1 for my thoughts)

Jeffrey Campbell booties // Sale: $89.90; After Sale: $134.95 (see #1 for my thoughts)

#6 Mom On the Go

Rails Evan Sweater // Sale: $117.90; After Sale: $176.00 // I almost brought this sweater home but at the last minute, I left it. I am so happy to see shorter sweaters out these days, but this one seems a little overpriced for the quality. I do like all the interesting detail in the knit, though, and the color is pretty.

#7 Dinner with Friends

Joie Asymmetrical Sweater Tunic // Sale: $218.90; After Sale: $328.00 // I love Joie quality, but this sweater didn’t really flatter me. I guess that’s a relief because it’s spendy! I do like the combination of ivory sweater, mid-wash jeans, and gold flats tho!

Hudson Colette Step Hem Skinny Jeans // Sale: $129.90; After Sale: $198.00 // No matter how hard I try, I cannot get behind the step hem trend. Otherwise, these jeans have a great fit and a comfortable 9″ front rise, although the pockets are rather large and I feel like they flatten out the rear view.

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats // Sale: $164.90; After Sale: $258.00–$268.00 (See #3 — these are the same shoes but in gold.)

#8 Cozy Chic (I wish I’d had tall black boots in the dressing room to style with this outfit. I don’t care for it with the camel color with this sweater.)

Topshop stripe color block cardigan // Sale: $56.90; After Sale: $85.00 // The sweater is popular among the bloggers so it is selling fast. I love the color combo and the color blocking, but for some reason, it didn’t excite me enough to bring it home with me.

Hudson Colette Step Hem Skinny Jeans // Sale: $129.90; After Sale: $198.00 (see #7 for my thoughts)

Sam Edelman Camellia tall boots // Sale: $149.90; After Sale: $224.95 // I was drawn to these immediately when I walked into the shoe department. I love the stacked cylindrical heel and the sleek silhouette. This caramel color pairs beautifully with white jeans and lighter denim washes, but they also come in grey and black. They’re a decent price for tall suede boots of this quality, and I brought them home with me.

#9 Classy Meets Edgy

Halogen textured leather jacket // Sale: $199.90; After Sale: $299.00 // I love a good moto jacket, and this textured leather is a nice touch. This jacket has a nice shape and isn’t too bulky. For size reference, I’m wearing the medium, but looking at this picture, I wonder if I should try the small. I did purchase this, but I’m keeping the tags on and waiting till this one comes in the mail. I’ll compare and then decide, but I’m thinking I want to go with the cognac if I like the fit because I do have a black moto jacket in a coated cotton that reads like leather.

Caslon rounded v-neck tee // Sale: $17.90; After Sale: $25.00 // This is one of my favorite basic white tees. It’s thin, but not so thin that you need an under layer, and it has a nice shape to it. I size down in this one.

Hudson Colette Step Hem Skinny Jeans // Sale: $129.90; After Sale: $198.00 (see #7 for my thoughts)

#10 Mad About Plaid (I would wear black boots or Converse sneakers with this — not the black ballet flats.)

Rails plaid flannel shirt // Sale: $99.90; After Sale: $148.00 // I’m a huge fan of Rails plaid flannels… it’s actually the only plaid flannel I own! These are so soft and thin and comfy, but yes, $$$ – this is definitely the best time to snap one up! You’ll want to size up. I’m wearing the medium, and it just fits.

Paige Hoxton high waist ankle skinnies // Sale: $99.90; After Sale: $189.00 // Paige makes a great pair of jeans, and these are a nice classic dark wash with a comfortable high rise that holds everything in check. Also, they are 50% off!!!!! Currently full stocked, but I don’t think they’ll last till the end of the sale.

Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flats // Sale: $164.90; After Sale: $258.00–$268.00

#11 Cozy Dinner Party with Friends

Topshop lattice back sweater // Sale: $42.90; After Sale: $65.00 // I LOVED this sweater, but the back showed my bra strap – if that’s not a deal breaker for you, it is super cute on and a great price. You can probably size down. Also comes in mustard.

Paige Hoxton high waist ankle skinnies // Sale: $99.90; After Sale: $189.00 (see #10 for my thoughts)

Sam Edelman Camellia tall boots // Sale: $149.90; After Sale: $224.95 (see #8 for my thoughts)

There is SO much more in the Anniversary Sale, and even more that I bought and didn’t get to feature here, but be sure to poke around because this year really hits the basics — sweaters, booties, handbags, and accessories that you can buy now at a deep discount and wear all season long! (All of my picks are in THIS POST, which I am still updating as I have more sizing notes and things to add.)

#NSale Beauty Buys

Okay, I am totally tacking this on here, but I never got around to looking at the beauty products available on the sale till this morning, and I wanted to let you know that the T3 hairdryer that I have is part of the sale!!! If you’re in the market for a high quality hair dryer, this is amazing. I actually bring it with me when I travel, so I just ordered a travel sized one before the #NSale started.

This day to night lip set is pricey, but I hear great things, and I love the color options. It would also make a lovely gift for someone if you need something like that.

I’m also tempted by this MAC Nice ‘n Spicy lip kit.

Oh, and this is the makeup brush cleaning mat I have, and for the #NSale, it comes with a Kabuki brush. Or there is this Sigma brush set too. I love my Sigma brushes. I only have two, but they’re fantastic.

There are a few Clarisonic products in the sale as well and a ton of other great products that you can peruse, but these are the ones that stuck out to me.

WIN a $250 Gift Card to Nordstrom!!!

Like I said above, I’m teaming up with a group of bloggers to give away a $250 Nordstrom gift card to give one lucky winner a head start on her Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping! The giveaway will end on Thursday, July 20 at 7pm EST, and the winner will be announced on Friday, July 21.

Enter the $250 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway by using the Rafflecopter below! You do not need to perform all tasks to enter, though the more tasks you do complete means more chances for you to win! Good luck!


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Fashion Friday

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