Guys! I’m so excited the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us and the catalogue has been circulated. I first got to look at it this morning and I’ve made my first round of picks, which will be narrowed down and edited in the coming weeks. Isn’t that always the case? I’m actually excited that this years Rag & Bones are not making my list because they are the same pair I got last year (love them! will provide real life photos and sizing suggestions later on). This frees up my budget for other items that caught my eye. Also, in this years sale are the jeans that I wear all the time and you guys always ask me about. If you’ve been hunting for flattering boyfriend style jeans that are distressed, you must get these. Sizing is funny on them so I will provide my fit review on them later in another post.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has ‘early access’ for card holders, and that starts on July 13th and public access which starts on July 21. The sale runs until August 6th.
Two years ago I decided to apply for the Nordstrom store credit card so I could access the US early access sale (before Vancouver got it’s own Nordstrom) and it was such an easy process. I really recommend that ONLY IF you are willing to pay off your purchases immediately, and not if it could potentially create a problem for you. It’s so tempting to just order, order order, but trust me, set a budget for this sale. As a Canadian I was easily able to set up billing payment on my online banking and I just transfer the Canadian equivalent amount to my Nordstrom card to pay it off. I don’t even wait for the bill to come in the mail, as soon as my order arrives and I decide I’m keeping it, I check my balance and I pay it off. This keeps shopping guilt and stress free and keeps it in the fun ‘shopping as therapy’ category. Shop smart and only buy items that you’ve been needing in your wardrobe. I use this opportunity to get great quality staple items that I save up for, and I don’t bother with overly trendy pieces. Truthfully, I’ve been shopping this epic sale every year for the past 4-5 years and every item I’ve purchased has been in my closet and well loved and used. Denim, jackets, shoes, bras etc. etc. All great quality!
My 1st look Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalogue Picks
Leather Jackets. This is a staple piece in my closet and because I live in mild weathered Vancouver this gets year round use. It dresses up a very casual outfit, or gives an overly dressy outfit a bit of edge. I love Mackage and would love to get the moto jacket, but I’m tempted by the lower priced Treasure & Bond. If you’d prefer a vegan option, Nordstrom always includes BlankNYC faux leather and suede motto jackets in the sale. I didn’t see one in the catalogue but the catalogue is not exaustive and I’d be shocked if there wasn’t one or two color options included in the sale. Those BlankNYC jackets are hot sellers!
Cashmere and merino wool knit sweaters
I love Cashmere and am really loving the dramatic sleeve look. I’m tempted to get the Nordstrom Signature Sweater, but I also like the cotton version of the bell sleeve sweater. I don’t love the rugby stripe options of the sweater in the middle but if I get a chance I’d like to try it on.
My shoe picks
I love all of these shoes but I think the ones I’m going to get are these top Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Bootie. They look so close to the Acne Jensen bootie and if these are in fact leather, they are a steal at this price. I’ve gotten Rag & Bone booties the past two years in a row and they are amazing quality and so comfortable. If you’ve ever thought of getting Rag & Bone booties, this is the time to get them, or if you are in Vancouver, hold out for the Nordstrom Warehouse Sale which I hop will be a yearly event. I may also splurge on the Louise Et Cie Caynlee which is a total dupe for the Chloe ballet flats, and although not the same quality, Louise Et Cie is amazing quality for it’s price point and also made of leather.
I buy jeans once a year at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, or in this years case I got my AG Boyfriend Jeans at the Nordstrom Warehouse Sale in Vancouver. I was really surprised to see them here at the Anniversary Sale because from what I saw at the warehouse sale I was lucky to find the pair I got. I have to say that these are by far my most successful jeans purchases. All of the denim I’ve ever purchased at the Nordstrom Sales have been amazing quality and have been worn year after year. So many of you always ask me what my jeans are, but these AG Ex-Boyfriend jeans have gotten the most reader questions of any jeans I’ve shown on this blog. They are the only style of boyfriends that have been figure flattering on my curvier pear shape and it’s all because of the narrower straight leg. The denim is incredibly soft and wears in really nicely but it doesn’t have a ton of stretch to it in the form of lycra, which I like. Buy these in a size down! Since I have these already I don’t think I’ll be prioritizing getting them, but if I have some money in my budget because I’ve eliminated other wants I’d definitely loved to get another pair of these. If not these then I think I’ll try the AG Farrah. I’m just not sure the currant color would get as much use as a traditional denim color.
Chantelle is by far my favourite bra brand. Close second is this exact model of the Wacoal Tee Shirt Bra which was in last years Anniversary Sale as well. Another popular bra brand is the Natori Feathers Bra. I have that bra as well (it’s my racerback bra) but it’s not my go-to. I’ll probably be getting the Wacoal Tee Shirt Bra in black.