I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you are a longtime reader of The Motherchic, you probably come back for more because you like fashion and want to look put together, but you don’t have time to think about it. For those reasons alone, this post is probably the most important post I write because I am sharing staple items that will make your wardrobe in the upcoming year. And, all of these things are on sale because this is the post where I give my edited picks from the highly anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The sale is massive and overwhelming and the deals are….. GOOD! Really good.
But first, strategy….
I’ve talked a little #NSALE strategy in previous posts, but my best advice would be to think about your fall wardrobe (I know that is hard in July, but just trust me) and think about those key items that you wear on repeat, but could use a refresh (jeans, shoes, jackets, bags etc….). The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is time to buy these items because brand new arrivals hit the store already marked down, then will go up to their original price when the sale ends. After staples, I hit up the no brainers (like basic tees, GOOD bras, and live in sweaters), then I just sort of go with my gut and maybe spend a little too much, but then again so is everybody else which brings me to my next point: Things. Sell. Out. Fast. Don’t dawdle. Don’t overthink it. Free shipping and free returns is your new best friend. Oh, and also ordering online picking up in store….. I know.
Abby and I spent hours giddily hand selecting outfits and putting together looks for a little inspiration. Over the next few weeks, we will delve a little deeper into each category. Yes, there will be dedicated posts on jeans and knits and kids and beauty and activewear and even mens, home and more. This post however, has a little bit of everything broken up by “vibe” from everyday casual to workwear to workOUT! A few of my initial obsessions were of course the coveted AG jeans (they are painfully perfect), the Rag and Bone booties are back and did not disappoint, the Madewell tote (now with a stripe!), and these Vince Camuto heels were an unexpected favorite. I also love this cardigan, this button-down and these leggings are so insanely good, and this epic bootie from last year is back in new form, but let’s get on with the outfits…..
Vibe: Comfy, Cool, Casual
Rails Button-down (splurge worthy flannel – if you don’t own a Rails top, now is the time. They seem crazy overpriced, but they are super soft and perfectly cut and I can pretty much promise you will live in it // save version here) -wearing XS
AG The Legging Raw Hem Skinny Jean (the Holy Grail of denim – perfect fit, cut, wash, feel – TTS)
Rag and Bone Booties (I didn’t buy these last year and regretted it all year. Another splurge, but these are seriously amazing. I own one other expensive pair of booties by Joie and have worn them for years. It’s one of those cost per wear things…)
Vibe: Femme, Flirty, Fun
Paige Cold Shoulder Dress – a great throw on and go dress. Also looks great layered under a chunky knit cardigan
Sam Edelman Booties – super comfortable and can be worn as backless mule or a regular bootie!
Vibe: Work, Work, Work
Polka Dot Bell Sleeve Top (comes in several prints – great price!)
Madewell Tote (comes in 4 colors)
Right: Lace Overlay Dress (this photo doesn’t do the dress justice!)
Vibe: Preppy, Playful, Party
J.Crew Pardon My French Tee – just plain fun (wearing XS)
Equipment Star Button-Down – a great conversational top – cute layered under a sweater or over a graphic tee (color is blue and white in real life)
Vince Camuto Heels – Obsessed with the cut of these and surprising, super comfortable. I have wider feet and this were a MAJOR win.
Sole Society Cross-Body Bag – a versatile little number that keeps you hands free on the go (not yet on site – check back!)
Vibe: Sporty, Spunky, Spicey
Zella Pace Tank | Zella Cece Leggings (these are THE END and only $42) – I couldn’t rip the tags off fast enough) | Zella Sports Bra (lined!) | Adidas Tubular Sneakers (these are old, available in pink and white)
Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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