Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Motherchic’s Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

July 12, 2019

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 is once again upon us. I’ve been covering this sale for 5ish years or so and every time it makes me more and more excited about fashion. My team and I had so much fun going through literally thousands of pieces to create outfits we know you will feel great wearing. What’s so fun about fashion these days is that there really are no rules which makes mixing and matching these pieces so effortless. So wear that polka dot top with those snakeskin booties and own it girl because your wardrobe is about to get some major upgrades!

I always start my posts off with my favorites from the sale and things I think will sell out fast. If you are looking for specific fall trends to shop for, make sure to check out this post. When it comes down to it, lead with your heart and buy what you love. In fact, buy it in 2 sizes because if it doesn’t fit, it might not be in stock when you try to exchange. What can I say, it’s the nature of the sale! Size and fit comments are below, but if there is no note, you can assume it runs TTS.

You might also notice a few new faces in the post this year. Many of you asked to see the pieces on different women, so my team helped showcase some of our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks as well as my mom and the lovely, Paula, who helped us represent the tall girls (she stands at 5’10)!

The Motherchic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Meet the Girls!

Left to right:

Liz: 5’2, normally wears size XSP, 23/24, 00

Wearing: Free People Top | Madewell jeans (size down) | Blondo Sneakers

Abby: 5’5, normally wears size S, 27, 2-4 depending on brand

Something Navy Sweater | Frame Jeans | Paige Booties

Christine: 5’5, normally wears size S, 27/28, 2-4 depending on brand

Rebecca Taylor Dress | Steve Madden Sandals

Lindsey: 5’4, normally wears size XS, 24/25, 0-2 depending on brand

Avec les Filles Leopard Jacket (intentional oversized fit – wearing XS – size down if you want it more fitted) | Caslon Tee (runs big, size down) | Frame Jeans | Paige Booties

Paula: 5’10, normally wears size L, 30, 10-12 depending on brand

Halogen Sweater | Halogen Skirt (size down if between)| Booties (old)

Amy: 5’5, normally wears size M, 29, 8

J.Crew Tee | Madewell jeans (size down) | Sam Edelman Booties

Top Looks From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Look 1:

Free People Thermal (wearing xs, meant to be flowy) | Paige Jeans | Jeffrey Campbell Snakeskin Booties

Look 2:

Button Down Shirt (boyfriend fit, runs TTS) | Plaid Scarf | Paige Jeans | Paige Booties

Look 3:

J.Crew Tee (wearing XXS – size down for more fitted fit) | Good American Flares – size down if between| Paige Booties

Look 4:

Leopard Dress (wearing XS, runs big, size down) | Steve Madden Heels

Look 5:

BB Dakota Chambray Dress (wearing XS – best for 5’4 and under/petites| Madewell Cardigan| Marc Fisher Sandals

Look 6:

Avec les Filles Leopard Jacket (intentional oversized fit – wearing XS – size down if you want it more fitted) | Caslon Tee (runs big, size down) | Paige Jeans (TTS)| Cole Haan Sneakers

Look 6:

Alo Pullover | Alo Moto Leggings | Nike Sneakers

Look 7:

J.Crew Tee (wearing XS, runs big) | Leopard Skirt | Marc Fisher Sandals

Look 8:

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan | Caslon Tee (size down) | Frame Jeans (TTS) | Jeffrey Campbell Booties | Treasure & Bond Hat

Look 9:

Free People Top (meant to be flowy, but size down if between) | Frame Jeans | Vince Booties

Look 10:

Caslon Tee (wearing XS, runs big, size down for smaller fit) |Treasure & Bond Hat

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Denim:

We are all wearing the same exact pair of Madewell jeans in our respective sizes to prove they are universally flattering! We all agree to size down as these run a little big. Liz is wearing size 23 (with this sweater + these booties), Paula is wearing size 30 with this sweater and these plaid heels, I am wearing size 24 (with this shirt and these booties, and Amy is wearing size 28 (with this tee + these booties).

Skinny Jeans:

Left to Right

Madewell Button Fly (size down) | AG Farrah (raw hem) | Paige Hoxton (my favorite distressed)

STS Blue ($38!) | Articles of Society ($44) | Rag & Bone (tulip hem cuff detail)

Slight Obsession with these Flares:

Good American Flares (size down if between)

Left: Free People Sweater | Sole Society Bag | Booties

Right: Halogen Bold Stripe Sweater (comes in lots of colors and solids) | Belt | Booties

Left: Topshop Vneck Sweater (pairs best with high waisted pants) | Madewell Sunglasses | Vince Booties

Right: J.Crew Leopard Tee | Paige Booties

More denim is scattered throughout this post but below are our faves!

Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sweaters:

Left to Right:

Christine: Topshop Sweater | Good American Jeans | Paige Booties

Amy: Nic + Zoe Cardigan | Madewell jeans | Jeffrey Campbell Booties

Lindsey: BP. Sweater | Good American Jeans | Marc Fisher Booties

Liz: BP. Cardigan | Caslon Tee | Madewell jeans | Dolce Vita Booties

Abby: Halogen Cardigan | Frame Jeans | Vince Booties

Left to Right

Halogen Black + White Stripe Sweater (wearing size small – size up for looser fit)

Something Navy Leopard Sweater (uber soft!)

Tiger Stripe V-Neck Sweater

Black Jeans + Booties

Gibson Off the Shoulder Sweater | BP. Sweater | Halogen Cardigan

More Sweaters to Love:

Best Shoes:

The Motherchic Nordstrom Annviversary sale shoes

One | Two | Three | Four | Five

Left | Right


My absolute favorite sneakers from the whole sale are these Cole Haan sneakers. They are super light weight and uber chic!

Left to Right:

Blondo Leopard (and waterproof)

Nike Sneakers

Cole Haan Slides


Paige Studded Booties (also come in black)

Jeffrey Campbell Snakeskin Booties (also come in black)

Dolce Vita Perforated Booties (save)

Paul Green Perforated Booties (splurge)

Best Blouses & Tops:

Lindsey: Free People Top | Paige Jeans | Blondo Sneakers

Abby: Free People Tunic | Frame Jeans | Dolce Vita Booties

Christine: Lace top | Topshop Skirt (size up at least 1-2 sizes) | Marc Fisher Shooties

Free People Floral Blouse (both wearing XS – size down if between) | Marc Fisher Over the Knee Boots

Free People Thermal (also comes in black) | Paige Jeans | Jeffrey Campbell Booties

Gibson Lace Top | Printed Tie Front Tank | Leopard Faux Wrap Blouse

Best Tees:

The Motherchic Nordstrom anniversary sale tees

Both wearing: J.Crew Tee | Madewell jeans

Caslon Star Print Tee (comes in solid – size down) | Hat

J.Crew Tee (runs big- size down ) | Pleated Leopard Skirt | Marc Fisher Sandals

Caslon Stripe Tee | Something Navy Leopard Midi Skirt | Paige Booties

More favorite tees + tops:

Best Cardigans:

Left to Right:

Stripe Cardigan | Leopard Cardigan | Color Block Cardigan | Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

BP. Stripe Cardigan

Stripe Button Down | Paige Jeans | Paige Booties

Madewell Stripe Cardigan | BP Multi Color Cardigan (on Liz in XS)

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (softest ever!!)

Grey Cardigan

Gibson Snakeskin Cardigan | Gibson Leopard Cardigan

Lace Trim Cami | Paige Jeans | Cole Haan Slides

More Cardigans to Love:

Best Dresses:

The Motherchic norstrom anniversary sale dresses

Rebecca Taylor dress | Rails dress | Gal Meets Glam dress

Short Dresses:

BB Dakota Chambray Dress | Madewell Cardigan | Marc Fisher Shooties

Rails Dress | Marc Fisher Shooties | Snakeskin Bag

Long Dresses:

Top Shop Dress (size up) | Steve Madden Heels | Snakeskin Bag

Gal Meets Glam Printed Dress | Paige Booties

More dresses!!!

Stripe Sweater Dress

Topshop Printed & Black Dress (Size up)

Pleated Dress

Best Skirts:

The Motherchic Nordstrom anniversary sale skirts

Pink Utility | Black Satin Midi | Pleated Metallic Midi | Leopard Satin Midi

Leopard Moment

Pleated Midi Skirt

Leopard Midi Skirt | Caslon Stripe Tee| Black Booties

Pleated Leopard Skirt | Topshop Sweater | Black Booties

Party Ready

Pleated Glitter Skirt | Topshop Sweater | Booties

Black Bias Skirt | Lace Cami | Snake Print Belt | Steve Madden Heels

Best Jumpsuits:

Left: Harper Rose Jumpsuit (size up – wearing size 10, but felt snug) | Steve Madden Studded Loafers

Right: Leith Jumpsuit ($40! -size up, wearing XS, but felt snug) | Marc Fisher Sandals | Snakeskin Clutch

More Jumpsuits to Love:

Best Activewear:

The Motherchic Nordstrom anniversary sale activewear

Alo Long Sleeve top (SO soft) | Zella Striped Leggings

Alo tank | Alo Moto Leggings

Zella Ribbed Crop Top | Zella Ribbed 7/8 Leggings

Ombre Zella Leggings | North Face Pullover | North Face Vest | Nike Sneakers

Zella Bra Top | Zella Seamless Leggings

Zella Zip Up Jacket | Alo Moto Leggings

More Activewear to Love:

Best Blazers + Jackets:

The Motherchic Nordstrom anniversary sale blazers

BB Dakota Blazer | 1.State Blazer (has ruched sleeve details)

Plaid Blazer

1.State Plaid Blazer | Caslon Tee | Madewell Jeans | Cole Haan Sneakers

Blazer | Cami | Jeans | Bag | Booties

BB Dakota Draped Faux Leather Jacket | BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket

Fashionable Layers (Jackets + Blazers):

Best Outerwear:

The Motherchic Nordstrom anniversary sale outerwear

Left to Right

Blue Plaid Cape | Red Plaid Coat | Long Fuzzy Coat | Plaid Coat | Plaid Blazer

Fun layers:

Treasure and Bond Poncho

Fuzzy Oversize Coat

BB Dakota Fuzzy Jacket

Plaid Coat


Zella Fuzzy Jacket

Fuzzy Pullover

Statement Makers:

Pendelton Plaid Jacket

Avec les Filles Leopard Jacket

More Functional Outerwear to love (warm/waterproof):

Best Lingerie and Loungewear:

PJ Set (heavenly soft at $35!! Buy one for you AND a friend!)

Pink Heart Top | Bottoms

Pink Camo Top | Bottoms

Leopard Top | Joggers

More Loungewear to love….

Looking to stock up on bras and underwear? This is the TIME!!

Best Splurge:

Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Cardigan

More Splurge Items to Love:

Quick question?!


If you have the stamina to keep going with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale , make sure you check out the following categories. Full posts on all of these sections are coming soon! But, what can I say? We have to shop for ourselves first, right 😜?!

Shop Nordstrom Anniversary Mens

Shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty

Shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Kids

Shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home

Side note: Trying on clothes counts as cardio, right? Because that’s pretty much all I’ve done for the past three days 😂

Hope this guide is helpful – any q’s let us know!


Lindsey + The Motherchic Team

P.S. The winner of our Pre-Sale post giveaway is Laurie M!.

**Remember to comment on all of our posts this week to be eligible for some surprise giveaways!

  • Jen G.
    July 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you for this awesome guide!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks for reading, Jen!

  • Celeste D.
    July 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I can’t wait to go shopping today! Thank you for the pre preview!!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      I hope you had as much fun as I did, Celeste!

  • Janina Jarnich
    July 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you so much for all this information and guidance! Can’t wait to start shopping! 😊

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks, Janina!

  • Deanna
    July 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Can’t wait to shop!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Have fun, Deanna!

  • Lesley McGovern
    July 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Would love to hear about sizing for the Rebecca Taylor cheetah dress. I purchased a 6 but think it’s too big. Great photos and styling on EVERYTHING!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      Yeah I think its pretty true to size! Christine was wearing the 4 in the photo!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm
  • Erin
    July 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I love seeing all of you in the same item to judge fit/sizing, thanks for doing that!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      I was glad I had the opportunity.. and thanks to everyone who helped me!

  • MK
    July 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the guide. It’s really helpful when there are so many items to pick from!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Took a while to get through it all but was fun… glad to see it helped!

  • Amy
    July 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I love this guide! I’m loving the Plaid coat! 💕

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      One of my favorites, Amy!

  • Cynthia Thurlow
    July 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Great information….thanks so much!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Cynthia! Much appreciated!

  • kayley
    July 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    It’s really cool that you all tried on the same style of Madewell jeans! It’s always nice to see how a pair of jeans fits on different body types.

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to let me know! I get a lot of comments that its hard to visualize different fits when its just me, so trying to make it more universal… Thanks again, Kayley!

  • Sarah
    July 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Love all of this!!! Do the Vince booties foot TTS?

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Sarah Yes they do!

  • Victoria
    July 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for all the information, I found quite a few things that I think ill have to buy!

    • Lindsey
      July 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      Hopefully they are all still in stock… thanks for reaching out, Victoria!

  • Kris
    July 12, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    So many great items😬. Love when you try everything on. It’s so hard to visualize what something will look like on. You make it so much easier👍🏼

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Kris!

  • Pam
    July 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you for all of your hard work! Looks like you all had fun while trying on your picks, nice job. Love that you showed different body types and sizes!

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Pam!

  • Shelly Bajaj
    July 12, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Hey Lindsey! Thanks for the much awaited/detailed post! Have a quick question for you regarding the Jeffrey Campbell snakeskin booties. How do they fit? Are they snug in the toe area? I’m usually a 9 or a 9.5 (If the shoe runs small)….which size do you recommend?? I have narrow feet but like to be comfortable. Planning to get the black one. Thanks!!

    • Lindsey
      July 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      I think they are pretty TTS but size up if wavering!

  • Stacey
    July 12, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I took my four kids to a splash pad/playground today…as soon as we got home I pushed them all out the door with my husband so I could get down to shopping! Thanks for the round-up — some of us are a little behind the game today. 😉

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Haha… well you’re a better mom than me for going out with them during the sale!

  • Brandi Orcutt-Velez
    July 12, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Omg! Love everything!! My favs are the plaid blazer, madewell colorblock cardigan and dolce vita booties!! I need a nordy card!!😉

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:03 am

      Hopefully they’ll still have them in stock when the sale opens to everyone!

  • Anna Pry
    July 12, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Your ‘look #6’ is just what i need to motivate me to start working out again in a few weeks when i get the go-ahead from my midwife, clothes can be such a great motivator for me

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:03 am

      I hear you Anna… recently I’ve been trying to work out more just to clear my mind… feel so much better after doing so and you’re right, the clothes help : )

  • Danielle
    July 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    You have no idea how helpful this is for me especially since I really dislike shopping in stores and shopping in general. However, I love cute clothes. Your help had been a godsend in my life! Thanks!

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Thanks, Danielle… glad to see that it is helpful and worth the time!

  • Jessica Tribbett
    July 12, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    I follow a lot of bloggers and think you did a great job of showing off lots of items in your first NAS post out!

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Thanks, Jessica! Wish there was more inventory!

  • Amanda
    July 13, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Holy Post… my shopping cart would like to just hit “add all”😳

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:01 am

      I wish I could do that as well!

  • Lindsay A.
    July 13, 2019 at 3:38 am

    ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING post. So helpful, thank you! I appreciated the chance to see different outfits styled on different people! I’m loving the Jeffrey Campbell snakeskin booties, the Alo Moto leggings, the Stripe Sweater Dress, the Plaid Blazer, the Fuzzy Jacket & Pullover, & so much more!

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

      All of them are so good! Did you end up getting any of them?!

  • Andrea
    July 13, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Thank you for all the inspirations!! So helpful to know that Liz is 5’2” and what looks good on her (like jean).

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 8:59 am

      We’ll have to tell Liz to show up more often!

  • Christi Tavano
    July 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Just saved me 4 hours! Thank you! I have 3 teen boys so I’m looking forward to the Men’s post next. Looks like you had the best time coming up with this list!

    • Lindsey
      July 16, 2019 at 8:58 am

      Was a lot of fun! Three teen boys must be a lot of fun!

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