IT’S HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE! ALL CARDHOLDERS CAN SHOP EARLY ACCESS!
The official GO TIME is 11:30 a.m. CST, but I wanted to give y’all a bit of time with the post to start making your lists. You can’t add anything to your cart until 11:30 a.m. CST, but hopefully this extra time will make the experience more enjoyable for you!
Ladies. I think I’m going to need a taco or 7 today. In fact, I might need one every hour on the hour just to make it through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m exhausted, in the best possible way of course… but I just know tacos will fortify my strength during Early Access and make everything better. #andamargarita #andanap #andthenmaybemoretacos #andsomequesoandguac #andmaybeachimichanga #yougetthepicture
Do you know I had a post yesterday? I highlighted most of my very favorite items yesterday, so click HERE for yesterday’s post if you missed it! I’m really proud of the post, what I’m featuring, and I think it’s very user friendly.
But great news, I’ve got MORE GREAT ITEMS today from the sale! If you’re new around these parts, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale introduces fall and winter items at a deeply reduced introductory price. The items are introduced with SALE PRICES, and then when the sale is over, the prices go back up. It’s Nordstrom’s way of encouraging us to start buying fall stuff when it is still 100 degrees outside. AND IT WORKS. Because the deals are fantastic. #andweareallsuckersforagreatdeal
So… Turn off the t.v., get your kids a snack and tell them to go read quietly (or let’s be real, hand them an iPad! ha!), and ignore your husband for the next several minutes. GAME FACE, GIRLS.
LET’S! GET! STARTED!
MORE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE FAVORITES
I forgot to share some of my favorite pajamas with you yesterday! I’ve talked about these the last couple of years, and I was excited that both the pants and the shorts are both in the sale again. I always size up in pajamas because I want the most relaxed fit possible, so I’m wearing a medium in both.
These pajamas are insanely soft, have such a cute fit, and wash like a dream. Click HERE for other pajama choices.
And although I highlighted the baby blardigan and the NEW blardigan yesterday, I had some people messaging me for the original blardigan. I have no idea how I accidentally left it off the post, but here it is!
This is the blardigan that started the craze. The OG blardi, if you will. Haha! This is the one I love wearing at home the most because you can really wrap up in it. This is the one that Carter has too. And yes, he has it in my size and he loves how it’s long on him and how it really keeps him cozy and warm.
This is the original blardigan in all of it’s cozy glory. It has pockets and this waterfall type drape. It also comes in a really dark grey (almost black) and pewter.
And just to streamline your shopping, I thought I would go ahead and drop the other blardigans in this post as well.
The baby blardigan is the shortest of all the blardigans, it has a rounded hem, and it has pockets. I wear it both in and out of the house. The x-small/small is the size I prefer, but the next size up is just a more relaxed fit and has a bit of extra length (which some prefer). The arms are fitted, which is what allows it to be worn out of the house (and not just look like lounge wear), so consider sizing up if you prefer extra room in your arms.
Also, I’m wearing this white tee throughout today’s post, but it’s quite thin, so I don’t actually recommend it in the white.
The new blardigan on the block is awesome. Remember the hooded blardigan from last year? It’s very similar in shape and fit to that one, but this one does NOT have a hood. It’s the hoodless hooded blardigan. And I love it.
I get a new blardigan just about every year (this is a no judgement zone, ya’ll! ha!), and this year I grabbed the beautiful olive green (seen on the left). I’m so pumped about this new color.
I get questions all the time on if I wear blardigans out of the house, and the answer is always HECK, YES! You can see above how I styled the baby blardigan super casually with jeans and sneakers. Below you will see how I dressed the new blardigan up with booties, a belt, and some jewelry! You can lounge around in them all day at home (I’ve even been known to sleep in mine), but you can also wear them to the office! Or church! Or on a date night!
Sizing Tip: I’m wearing an x-small here, but I think I might prefer the fit of a regular small for a little extra room.
And let’s not ever forget about the items we wear every dang day. These 3 items are worth every dang penny at full price, but when they go on sale it’s time to stock up!!!! YOU’RE WORTH IT!
Click HERE to see my detailed thoughts I shared yesterday about my favorite bras and undies. And please know it’s not just me that loves these items, many of my readers are 100% obsessed too. In fact, when I received over 1,200 comments on Wedneday’s post when I asked y’all to tell me what you were most excited about in the anniversary sale, an overwhelming amount of responses mentioned the bra and the undies! And fyi, if you are smaller chested, I hear that this bra is the one you should go for.
SPANX DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS
All right, ladies.
I’ve got another new item for you today, and I think I’m about to blow you away.
I’m about to recommend a pair of SPANX distressed skinny jeans. Listen, nobody is more surprised than me.
And actually, I’m not just going to casually recommend them, I’m going to highly recommend them. If you are somebody that doesn’t enjoy the half tuck, you need to consider these jeans. And if you are somebody that loves wearing long tunics with jeans, these should be a total no brainer for you.
I know that so many bloggers rave about and swear by the SPANX faux leather leggings and I absolutely love the way they look, but since I rarely dress up enough for those, I thought this denim pair would be fun to try.
I mean, I love jeans….and I love leggings…so this is the perfect marriage for me.
IMPORTANT: Pay no attention to how they are styled on the Nordstrom site because it is ALL SORTS OF WRONG. I also don’t think the picture on the site is representative of how they actually look. However, if you go to the site and watch the video, I think you will get an accurate picture of the wash and the hem. But again, pay no attention to how the sales associate in the video says to style them “with a chiffon shirt and mules”. No m’am.
I’ll be styling them with long sweaters paired with boots and booties. Let’s remember the rule we learned years ago, ladies: Cover Your Crotchal Areas. It’s a rule to live by.
These babies feel like leggings on, but they look like jeans (if styled appropriately with a long top).
This sweater is the perfect style, fit, and length for leggings. I especially love the little side slit and the snap detailing. However, this oatmeal color was a little too sheer for my liking, and I think you would need a cami with this color specifically. Just grab another color if you don’t want to deal with a cami.
Sizing Tips: I’m wearing a small in the sweater. I’m wearing a medium in the leggings, and it took some effort on my part to get them on, but that could be because I was close to having a heat stroke in the dressing room. Once they were on, they were quite comfortable! I wear a small in Zella leggings for reference…but needed a medium in these.
Here’s the same sweater, but in a deep rusty red color!
You can see here that I’m wearing them with booties, but they would look amazing with tall boots. You know how it’s sometimes hard to smoothly tuck your jeans into tall boots because of all the fabric? Well, these SPANX denim leggings would totally fix that problem! You would just slip your tall boots right on without having to fight with extra fabric.
JEANS OF ALL KINDS
In yesterday’s post, I did a full review of my two favorite pairs of basic denim in the sale. One of them was Kut from the Kloth, and today’s post includes two new KUT pairs of jeans. I’m loving the fact that I’m continuing my brand ambassadorship with the KUT brand during the sale, and I’m thrilled that you are all continuing to love the brand too! Today I’m talking about a new pair that really up my cool factor. I took a risk with these. I’ve never had any think like them in my closet, and I’m loving how edgy they are! The angle is weird in the picture, but they are actually shorter on me than they appear. The length is okay on my 5’4″ frame, but I think they’d be even better for taller girls.
Sizing Tip: I’m wearing my regular size 27s in the jeans, a medium in the sweater, and I sized down a 1/2 in the flats.
I gave a full review of the sweater in yesterday’s post.
I also think these black jeans are fab, and they are also from KUT.
They are a tiny bit faded (which I like), and the dark wash is very slimming. They have a raw hem, and although they are described as high-waisted, I just think they are a mid rise (on the higher side). Ha!
Sizing Tips: I’m wearing a medium in the sweater, 4s in the jeans, and the booties were true to size for me.
And as a reminder, these are my Top 2 jeans from the sale. Click HERE to read my full review of both pairs.
MORE FABULOUS SWEATERS
In yesterday’s post I highlighted 2 cardis and a crew neck that I immediately scooped up for myself. Click HERE for that post because you need to make sure you see them.
But I have some more sweaters today!
Here’s a lightweight sweater that I’ve actually been wearing for a couple of years now, and I just can’t quit it. It’s the super soft fleece material that Gibson is known for, and it really is amazing fabric. It’s hard to see in the black, but it has a great little twist happening up front. This top is great for those of you that don’t like doing a half tuck, even though you like the look. This gives the illusion of a half tuck and is very flattering. It also comes in grey, blue, pink, and a great cheetah print!
Click HERE for all Gibson pieces in the Anniversary Sale.
Sizing Tip: I’m wearing a small and it’s still a relaxed fit.
This next sweater is really chunky and very warm, so it’s pretty much the opposite of the lightweight sweater above, but I have a place for both types of sweaters!
I love a chunky sweater, but it’s really the color combo and the over-sized ribbed trim that got me on this one. And isn’t it so fun paired with the leopard booties? This same sweater comes in solid color options HERE. Click HERE for all Topshop sweaters in the sale.
Sizing Tip: Size down, I am wearing an x-small and it’s still over-sized.
Once again, I’m smitten with the stripes. And this sweater is crazy soft.
The relaxed turtleneck is appreciated because nothing is worse than a too tight neck, and I love that it can be worn out or with a half tuck. It comes in several great solid colors too.
Sizing: I’m wearing a small and there’s still room.
And once again, if you didn’t see yesterday’s post, click over to see my full review and sizing tips on the sweaters below. I purchased all 3 for myself, but I’m the most smitten with the center sweater!!! #ALLTHEHEARTEYES
MORE LOOKS WITH THE BEST WORK PANTS EVER
Yesterday I introduced you to these pants. You know, just the best pair of black pants I have ever put on my body.
Just in case you didn’t full realize how over the top obsessed I am with these pants, I wanted to be sure to talk about them again today BECAUSE THE ARE FLIPPING AMAZING, so you are going to get my full review again after these two new outfits. Sizing tips below as well.
Here I paired them with a green sweater (this is my favorite color green!) and some classic black heels, but this outfit would be cute with leopard heels (also in the sale). This sweater is perfectly slouchy, very soft, and comes in several colors. I’m wearing a small.
And this is the same sweater that I showed you above with black jeans and brown boots, but here I’ve dressed it up! I’m wearing a medium in the sweater.
And now I’m going to repost one of my very favorite outfits from the entire sale. I want you to hear my full review on these pants again because they are just that good. Definitely a Top 3 find for me from the entire sale.
I obviously don’t work in an office, but I’m so happy to have a pair of pants like this in my closet. EVERYBODY NEEDS A PAIR OF CLASSIC BLACK PANTS. And if they look amazing but feel like pajamas, EVEN BETTER! The fabric has a nice weight to it, they don’t show wrinkles, and I love the built in belt. AND LADIES. THEY ARE SOOOOOOO INCREDIBLY FLATTERING. I feel like a million bucks in these pants. Oh, and they also have the Ab-solution power mesh panels! The belt is made out of the same stretchy fabric that the pants are, and I love how its presence helps to define my waist.
Let’s talk sizing. I’m in my regular 4s, and I wasn’t able to try on 2s since they weren’t in store, but I’m thinking that everybody should size down. I was able to pull the 4s on without even undoing the little belt or zipper. That’s how stretchy they are. I’m actually ordering all 3 pairs in size 2s today for myself. I’m wearing the regulars and love the fit, but they come in petite too!
UPDATE: MY SIZE 2s CAME IN AND THEY ARE GREAT! DEFINITELY SIZE DOWN!!!
Here they are with one of my very favorite blouses from the sale! I adore the blush cheetah pattern, the little ruffle neck, AND THE SLEEVES ARE TO DIE FOR. They puff out a bit and are then gathered close to the bottom which creates a nice little feminine ruffle. I love the sleeve length and how they cover up the entire top 1/2 of my arm.
The blouse pairs perfectly with these dressy pants, but it would also look great with skinny jeans and tall boots, or boot cut jeans and heels! Seriously. Think how cute that would be.
Sizing Tip: I’m wearing a medium because I needed the room in the chest…but otherwise, stick to your regular size.
And because I feel like I must share these again too…these amazing pants don’t just come in black, they come in 2 patterns as well!
Here they are in a great plaid! These are the exact same pants, just a different pattern. They also come in a small muted grey check that I can’t wait to receive! Again, I suggest sizing down (the size 2s are on their way to me).
This faux wrap sweater is a wonderful basic in black, but it comes in 9 total patterns, including a leopard colorway that is darling. It’s tacked right where it crosses at the chest, so there shouldn’t be any wardrobe malfunctions.
Sizing Tip: I’m wearing a medium in the sweater. Size down in the pants.
If you prefer a classic crew neck, this is the one I’m recommending from the sale (you’ll see it below in a great color block pattern with jeans).
This quilted jacket is adorable and there are so many things I love about it. I love the color (although it also comes in a great blush!), I love the hardware, and I love the stand up collar. This jacket has great style!
It’s lined with teddy bear fleece throughout the body of the jacket (not the sleeves), so even though it’s just a medium weight, the jacket will provide good warmth!
And get this. It’s under $60. I love this color, but I highly encourage you to hop over to see the pretty blush option as well!
Do you remember this suede moto jacket from yesterday? I’m totally obsessed with the black hardware.
Click HERE to see a side by side of me in it and read my full review.
What about this camo utility jacket from yesterday?
Click HERE to see a side by side of me in it and read my full review.
The sale has a great home section this year, and many of the items in the home section make for great gifts (which many of you mentioned you were looking for in Wednesday’s comment section).
Click HERE for all candles including Diptyque, Anthropologie, Jo Malone, Nest, and Voluspa!
Click HERE for all diffusers.
Click HERE for all blankets.
This marble and wood serving board caught my eye. It’s nice and big and would of course be beautiful with a fruit and cheese spread on it, but it would also look very nice just leaning up against your kitchen back splash.
But if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times….one of THE BEST VALUES OF THE ENTIRE SALE IS THIS THROW.
Click HERE to read all my thoughts on it and to see all of the people/occasions you should buy it for. IT’S $25.90 y’all, it’s soft as all get out, it looks pretty (I love the fringe!), and it launders great. Buy SEVERAL for your own home (just to keep your family from fighting over it), and then buy them as gifts too. It’s amazing. I know I turned y’all on to these last year, and now we are all crazy about them.
Throw one over the back of your couch, throw one on the foot of your bed, or pile them up in a great basket. You’re going to want to have plenty on hand.
Click HERE for the throw. During the sale they are just $25.90!!!
The BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES IN THE SALE THIS YEAR are absolutely fantastic. I ran out of time to write about all of the offerings on today’s post, but I will cover some more favorites in a future post. I’m just afraid some things are going to sell out, so I really encourage you to go and check everything out yourself. There are some really great make up sets and some awesome beauty tools too!
I got this set for myself and am in love with both the lipstick and gloss. These are full size products.
And check out this Moroccanoil set!
Here’s a collage of the shoes I got (THE SHOES ARE AWESOME THIS YEAR) and the ones you see styled in the above outfits in today’s post. If you see a shoe you like, you really need to go read my thoughts and sizing tips, because the sizing was all over the place this year.
I had some questions yesterday about UGGs in the sale, and I thought this hot pink pair of fuzzy slippers was great. These would make a great gift and are an incredible value at $55.
MORE ZELLA GEAR
Zella ombre leggings are some of my favorites and have been for the last couple of years. There’s something about the blurred lines that make them crazy flattering, and I’m here for it.
These are of course the high waisted option, because I don’t wear anything but high waisted anymore. Life’s too short.
When I get the full length leggings, they are SEVERAL inches too long for me (I’m 5’4″). I just cuff them up and don’t worry about it, but the longer length is great news for you taller ladies! I’m wearing a small.
This is the same sweatshirt you saw me in yesterday in the rust color.
I’m wearing a medium in the sweatshirt and a small in the leggings.
And again, in the interest of streamlining your shopping, here’s my athleisure picks from yesterday because the below leggings are my absolute favorite length.
I ADORE THESE HIGH WAISTED ANKLE LEGGINGS. They come up above my belly button, and they suck me in like crazy, while somehow still allowing me to breathe and be 100% comfortable. THEY ARE MAGIC. Once I tried the high waisted option a couple of years ago, I have never purchased the regular rise again. And although I own lots of different lengths of Zella leggings, this slightly above the ankle version is my favorite.
Sizing tip: I’m wearing my regular size small.
Click HERE for the leggings.
I thought this boxy sweatshirt was fun with them for running around town! I’m wearing a medium.
OTHER GREAT SALE CATEGORIES
Click HERE for Patagonia for the whole family.
Click HERE for North Face for the whole family.
Click HERE for all Barefoot Dreams pieces in the sale.
Whew! That’s it for today y’all!!!! I truly hope this post was super helpful and made your shopping experience as painless and as FUN as it could be!
PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS TELLING ME YOUR FAVORITE PIECES SO FAR! AND IF THERE’S SOMETHING I HAVEN’T COVERED THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, LET ME KNOW THAT IN THE COMMENTS TOO! I absolutely love hearing your thoughts, so I’ll even surprise a couple of commenters with little gifts!
I hope you are all scoring amazing deals and are going to be thrilled with what you got! Have a wonderful weekend with your people!