OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS.
TODAY IS THE DAY!
Try to regulate your breathing and remain as calm as possible.
And let’s just all agree to not talk about the two ladies that saw me taking this picture and thought I was a total wack-a-doodle.
This is a super long post (like it’s even long for me), but make sure you read to the very bottom of the post because I’m announcing a SUPER FUN contest that you are all going to want to know about!
The winner will get a $250 Nordstrom gift card….and you will get it in time to shop the sale.
Today’s post is supposed to serve as a reference guide.
If you don’t like a picture, just skip over it and head to the next picture!
Like I said yesterday, think of me as your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tour Guide.
I can think of nobody better equipped for the job.
And rest assured, there is no need to be nervous, because you are members of the Inside Scoop Group after all. And we’ve got this.
I’m not sure how you launder leather, but I’m thinking I don’t even care.
BECAUSE IT’S HAWT.
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
And listen, please pay no attention to how it is styled online. What in the world?
$98.90 / After Sale $168
It’s expensive, because it’s LEATHER.
I LOVE and ADORE this top.
THIS tweed jacket.
THIS. TWEED. JACKET.
Because it’s tweed.
And it’s navy.
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
I caved and ended up showing this on facebook last night, so you might have already seen it there.
This jacket was sooooo cute with jeans and my NEW MUST HAVE SHIRT.
I also think this jacket would look great with just a simple grey or white tee.
And as great as it looks with jeans, it’s also nice enough to be worn with a pencil skirt or suit pants. It would probably even be great over a little black dress.
It comes in both navy and black, but I preferred the navy!
And again, please pay no attention to how it’s styled online. The navy is with a gingham shirt?
I just don’t understand it.
$98.90 / After Sale $148
THIS JACKET IS AWESOME. BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HEARD.
BUT IT’S TWEED.
Seriously loving the navy with the leopard belt and my abalone Kendra Scott earrings (c/o Jewelry nut Auctions, also available HERE at Nordstrom.
Click HERE for the tweed jacket.
And THIS jacket was definitely a favorite find that you are seeing for the first time today!
It is lightweight and not bulky at all.
This jacket would be soooo easy to throw on with jeans, with work-out gear, whatever!
AND LOOK AT THE LINING. HELLO!
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
Instructions online say you can just wash it at home on cold and just tumble dry on low. SCORE.
$109.90 / After Sale $168
This is a great jacket. A REALLY great jacket. And at a fantastic price point for what it is!
THIS floral quilted front sweatshirt would be so comfy and cozy all fall and winter.
$58.90 / After Sale $88
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
I really liked the little contrasting cuff on the sleeve.
Have you peeps heard about THIS bra before?
I just learned about it, but I’m all ready singing it’s praises. BRA-LELLUJAH! See what I did there?
Hands down…the most comfortable bra I have ever had the pleasure of wearing.
It has molded and lined cups (but no real padding) and underwire. Just the way I like it
$44.90 / After Sale $68
Look at the back of it! Look how delightfully comfy it looks.
THESE jackets are soooooo cute and super reasonable.
For size reference, I was wearing a small in the picture…but it was way too small.
I tried on the large at Northpark, and it was way too big.
There wasn’t a medium in stores, but I’m certain it would be just right.
I felt like Goldilocks.
$57.90 / After Sale $88
I love a good plaid. And I love a toggle.
I’ve received several e-mails in the last couple of days asking if I could try on some REAL leather jackets. In store they didn’t have many left, but I did find a couple!
THIS grey hinge leather jacket (also comes in brown saddle) was so pretty.
For size reference, I was wearing a small in this picture, but a medium would have been better on me.
It’s lined and has a hood. And the leather was so soft.
$218.90 / After Sale $328
THIS jacket from Treasure and Bond totally caught my eye too.
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
I thought it was maybe too big for me when it was unzipped….but when I zipped it up, I realized I could not have gone any smaller.
The color is gorgeous, and I love all the zipper detailing.
$218. 90 / After Sale $328
When I was leaving Northpark on Tuesday, I decided to swing by the bags one more time.
And I found THIS black one with the chain straps from Michael Kors.
OH MY. It was….It IS..BEAUTIFUL.
The chain detail makes it fun and edgy, and the leather is oh so soft.
$265.90 / After Sale $398
*I also was really excited about THIS Michael Kors tote! *
I saw THESE tall boots across the shoe department and immediately went for them because they have a wedge heel. (If you remember, my boots from last year had a wedge heel and I
was am obsessed with them.)
They were the only wedge heel in a tall boot that I saw in store.
$159.90 / After Sale $239.95
But when I was looking for the above link, I found THESE online.
THESE ARE GORGEOUS!!!!!
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
and then LOVE some more.
If you are looking for a wedge boot, these are well-priced and look fabulous!
$126.90 / After Sale $189.95
If you were hoping to score a pair of great designer jeans during the sale, check THESE out.
They are from Rag and Bone. For size reference, I was wearing a 28.
$159.90 / After Sale $253
Click HERE for the jeans.
And if you are interested in the striped oversized sweater, click HERE.
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
The sweater was so soft and felt luxurious. For a sweater anyway. Ha!
THIS NEXT ITEM SURPRISED ME.
I tried this on ONLY BECAUSE I had received requests from you ladies to feature some dresses in the sale. And sometimes I do what I’m told.
Well, I’m glad I listened to you ladies, because THIS DRESS ROCKS.
Plain and simple. It rocks.
$99.90 / After Sale $150
For size reference, I was wearing a 6.
Click HERE for this Michael Kors colorblock herringbone dress.
Could this be the perfect dress?
Find this lace trimmed pencil skirt HERE.
Again, I only tried it on at your request. I don’t believe I’ve ever owned a pencil skirt, but if I worked a regular office job, I think I would own several. They are so flattering and a little sexy!
$49.90 / After Sale 78
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
And listen, if you DO wear pencil skirts, click HERE to see all of the pencil skirts
included in the sale.
THIS was a cool little find and comes in 4 colors.
It’s super soft and totally easy going, but it looks totally put together!
The reviews provide good information, so read them if you are thinking about adding this to your closet. I felt it was very flattering when not zipped up, but when it was zipped up, it kind of hugged curves and highlighted my jeans waistband.
Still, it was super soft and if you just want to wear it open, you will LOVE it.
$44.90 / After Sale $68
People were going crazy over THIS at the sale.
I didn’t really get what all the hype was about, but soo many ladies loved it I thought I would include it today.
$129.90 / After Sale $198
Some other things we haven’t talk about yet, but that readers have e-mailed me about that you too might be interested in.
Zella work-out gear for women HERE
Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bags HERE (including the backpack!)
Northface on sale HERE for the whole family!
LaCoste for men and boys found HERE
I’m posting them again on this post in hopes that this post will be as user friendly for you as possible.
First and foremost, you
need to HAVE TO get the new MUST HAVE shirt.
And you need to get it in black.
And that’s an order.
I know it might look like nothing special, but it will probably become one of the 3 most worn items in your closet, and you will LOVE it with every fiber of your being.
Click HERE for the updated MUST HAVE shirt.
$37.90 / After Sale $58
It’s a bit more fitted (which I LOVE!) than last year’s MUST HAVE shirt,
and it has some cute gathering detail up by the shoulders.
It runs big, so size down.
I’m wearing an x-small. Fyi, I also wore an x-small in last year’s shirt for comparison.
I am only getting black (and not any other colors) because I think all of the other colors will show too many wrinkles.
Click HERE for this shirt that I will be wearing ALL FALL AND WINTER LONG!
My other shirt will be so happy to have a break! 🙂
(Sidenote: my shirt arrived all balled up and super wrinkled. I immediately threw it in the dryer and 98% of the wrinkles came right out.)
This is me before walking out the door on Tuesday to head to Northpark.
My first packaged arrived on Monday with my new MUST HAVE shirt.
And I was wearing it Tuesday.
Cuz I love it.
If you want other outfit details, here they are:
jeans–sold out, similar leopard belt HERE (and it’s on sale!) nude patent flats HERE,
kendra scott drusy necklace c/o Kendra Scott HERE , pave bar necklace c/o Gorjana HERE,
rebel pendent HERE
I’M NOT SURE IF THE BLARDIGAN GOT RE-STOCKED OR NOT, BUT I WANTED THIS IN THE POST WHEN IT WENT LIVE.
And it looks like it’s already sold out again. Sorry. 🙁
NORDSTROM! PLEASE, HEAR OUR CRIES!!!! RE-STOCK!!!!!!
wanted them for 3 years, and LOVED the idea of them, but every time I
went to try them on I didn’t love them enough to buy them. Something
was always off.
cannot even tell you how comfy they are, AND OH MY GOODNESS they are
just what I was looking for. Such a great boot! I am so excited!!!
In fact, I think these may be my favorite find UNDER $100!!!!!!!!!
These are great little booties and I have NO DOUBT that I will be wearing them all the time.
these the best!
UPDATE: I HAVE NOW HAD 5 DIFFERENT PEOPLE REPORT TO ME THAT THEY HAD TO GO UP A 1/2 SIZE IN THE BOOTIES!!!!!!!
I’M A 6 OR A 6 1/2 DEPENDING ON THE SHOE, AND THE 6 1/2 WAS PERFECT ON ME, BUT IF YOU ARE A SOLID SIZE NORMALLY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER SIZING UP!
(EX. IF YOU ARE ALWAYS A 7 1/2, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THE 8.)
And the color totally spoke to me. It’s yummy.
If I didn’t finally get my beloved Frye boots (shown later in the post), I probably would have purchased these!
However, they were a bit hard to get my jeans into. Not because they
were too tight, but because they don’t unzip all the way. They will be
GREAT and easy to wear with leggings and tights, but depending on how
tight your skinny jeans are, it might take a little bit of work to get
them tucked in properly so they don’t scrunch.
But I’m thinking they might be worth the extra effort, because DARLING.
$133.90 / After Sale $199.95
Lots of different color combos to choose from!
For size reference, I was wearing an x-small, so order a size down.
$29.90 / After Sale $48
Click HERE for this Herringbone print v-neck pullover.
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
It has lace detailing down the sleeve and was just so pretty!
HOW CUTE IS THIS SHIRT?
$44.90 / After Sale $68
I feel like these are the perfect bracelets to add to your stack in the fall!
$17.90 / After Sale $28
Click HERE for the gold MK watch.
$166.90 / After Sale $250
Fingers crossed it was re-stocked.
For size reference, I was wearing a small, but I ended up ordering a medium just to try (because they ran out of smalls). Hope it works!
I mean, for $79.90 I think it would be almost ridiculous for me NOT to get it.
Just think of all the money I’d be saving!!!!! 🙂
Click HERE for a Michael Kors version of the above jacket that is real leather if you prefer that.
Click HERE for what might be the biggest surprise of the sale for me.
This top comes in several different color combos, and you can get 2 for $60 (regularly $48 each).
They don’t look like they are in the Anniversary Sale when you look
online, but they were in the anniversary sale tents in the store, so I’m
guessing the prices will go up after the sale.
I loved them with my jeans below, but they would also look great with
shorts and sandals, or dressed up with suit pants and heels!
They are very flattering and hide a multitude of sins! ALWAYS a good thing.
For size reference, I was wearing an x-small, so I suggest you size down unless you are looking for a very generous fit.
Mine already arrived in the mail, and they were in a soft package and rolled up in little balls.
AND LISTEN. I opened them up and they looked PERFECT. Not a wrinkle in site.
I AM A FAN.
Now listen. If there is something I talked about previously that you didn’t see in this post, go back and review the posts since last Thursday.
Just click HERE and just scroll back through the posts
To jog your memory, the previous posts include Kate Spade bags, Kendra Scott jewelry, a pair of jeans great for skinny boots, skinny cargo pants, coat choices, cheetah Nikes, Dooney and Bourke bags, a leather dress, a cute v-neck sweater with elbow patches, leopard heels, a military jacket with a fur hood, fringe scarves, etc.
COMPLETE YOUR ORDER NOW (if the computers are slow because they are jammed with people, just give them a minute and it will sort itself out), AND THEN COME BACK TO READ THE REST OF THE POST!
Okay, now it’s time to talk about the contest.
If you’ve been a long time reader, maybe you remember last year when we did the Score Report!
Well, it was hugely popular, so we’re bringing it back!
Click HERE to see how much fun we had last year with it!
Basically, I ask all of you to send in pictures of yourselves in your favorite Anniversary Sale finds.
SHOW ME WHAT YOU SCORED!
In the e-mail, please include the item # too so I can link to it in case other readers are interested.
I plan on making collages of like items, and then putting all of it on the blog!
The winner will be randomly chosen by the Random Number Generator.
What will the winner get?
Well, that’s easy! A Nordstrom Gift Card Of Course!
A $250 Nordstrom Card!!!!
How does it work?
You send in a picture just like the one from Sarah below (Sarah is a sweet reader that has been following along since the beginning!) and you are entered into the contest!
You can have as many entries as you’d like!
Now listen, I don’t want dressing room pictures. I want pictures of people in items that they already purchased, it’s only fair that way.
Click HERE for the Caslon blazer on Sarah.
She says it was her favorite purchase from the sale!
$38.90 / After Sale $59
You can have 1 entry…or you can have 17 entries…because you can get a separate entry for every single thing you bought at the sale!
Send the pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put “Score Report” in the subject line.
You can start sending them to me immediately (in fact, please do! I hope to start getting some very soon from cardholders that have already received merchandise),
but the deadline is July 29th at 10:00 p.m.
I hope to include ALL pictures on the blog in collages on August 1st.
However, let’s be honest, it depends on how many pictures are sent in.
If it gets to be too much, not all picture will make it to the post, but ALL pictures sent in will definitely be counted as entries!
Ooooh! I have another idea!
Why don’t we all use the hashtag #ptmtnsale to highlight our items on instagram!
Make sure you tag @pinteresttoldmeto also so I don’t miss any of them!
SO, what are you waiting for ladies?
SHOP! SHOP! SHOP!
And then send me your pictures via e-mail!
AND insta your pics for fun! #ptmtnsale
Monday’s post is going to be lots of fun too!
You all saw this pic on instagram, so you know I’ve already started receiving some of my awesome picks! This weekend I’m going to play around with styling some of my new stuff, and I’ll share the pics with you on Monday!
If you have already shopped and received your items,
leave comments saying what your favorite items are!
Even if you’ve already e-mailed me about your love for an item, please leave a comment here too!
It really helps other readers to see what the masses are liking instead of just relying on my opinion!
I'm up! Wait… I never really went to sleep. 😉 It's amazing how I can be SO tired, yet SO awake as soon as the site came back up. Now, let's go shopping!
What are the nude flats you are wearing in the pictures? Very cute. Thanks for the great post. Got lots of your suggestions so now I need to photograph!
Hi Nancy! They are the Vince Camuto bisque patent flats! I love them!!!!!
I just had to let you know that it's 3:22 am Eastern time and I just ordered from the anniversary sale! I had open windows with each item I wanted and just loaded into my cart and checked out. I got the new Must Have shirt, knit blazer, and the skinny jeans you recommended. I'm so excited! Now, if only they restock the blardigan
I've never been more excited about a 2 am CST feeding for my 6 day old. I am not a cardholder, though I considered opening one, even on the day she was born because I was so excited by all the fab finds. Getting caught up on the must haves, ordered 2 pairs of Hue leggings, the black must have shirt and the hinged stretchy bracelet. Hoping the blardigan and fringe scarf come back in stock. It's been so fun following your blog; thanks for all you do to keep us mama's looking and feeling stylish!!
Mix and Match Mama says
Shea-ffer! I am so excited!!! Woohoo!!!! See you later this morning friend :).
Rebecca B says
Yay! I was able to get my sister in law a blardigan….but, they were sold out in my size! They let me order it, but when I went to check out, it said the item was no longer available. One is better than none though! Thanks!
Ordered 2 blardigans as gifts and lots of Kendra Scott earrings in the first round just now :)! Going to actually peruse the rest now…
Okay. So….here's what I I just bought. 2 pairs of leggings, the must have shirt (I went ahead and got black and pink, even though you've warned us about wrinkles, the bebe "leather" jacket, and your booties. I also got a CLARISONIC for the first time ever!!!!! I have never been so filled with excitement at 6:05 a.m. Thank you so much for being our tour guide! I had a blast!
I just have to say that I LOVE the new must-have shirt. Last year's was good, but the new fit on this one is perfect! I bought the white one first and it looked great with everything. Then I went and ordered the black one too and can't wait to get it!
I also have to say its just weird to see my pic up there! Haha but I do love that jacket too 🙂 and I'm standing in my 12y old's room, not some weirdo zebra room 🙂 thanks for the shout out anyway!!
Does this count as my first entry? Haha
Happy shopping everyone!
Sarah- you are too cute!!!
I looked at that blazer and was on the fence. After seeing it on you I decided to order! So cute! Thanks!
Sarita @ it's a girl's world says
Shaeffer— i need to stop reading this blog! It's not even eight o'clock and I've spent close to $500!!!!
One more thing – I wanted to get the light gray blardigan for my sister for Christmas and she's a S/M. I just ordered the L/XL in hopes of returning it for the smaller size once it gets restocked but still at the sale price. Keeping fingers crossed!
Hey Sarah! If it's not re-stocked now, I'm afraid it's not going to re-stock. I talked to somebody at Nordstrom headquarters a couple of days ago to specifically inquire about the blardigan, and even though she couldn't be sure, she didn't think it was going to be re-stocking. So, to anybody else thinking of doing this, I don't think it will work. 🙁 Sooooooooooooooo sad!!!!
Annie Cox says
My favorite thing so far is for sure the BP booties. I also love the must have shirt and the hue leggings. I bought a couple pairs last year but had to break down and buy the black ones. I bought the KS earrings, a pair of earrings by Baublebar, Hanky Panky underwear, 3 blardigans (1 as a gift), boyfriend jeans, and a tunic from the juniors section. I want to buy a few more shirts though. I am so excited to see what everybody buys.
Kristi Morgan says
Sheaffer you are absolutely precious. I love your blog! I loved your last two posts. Seeing your pictures made me wish I was there shopping with you. I just placed my first order and am so excited! I have never shopped nor bought anything from Nordstrom, the closest one to me is 5 hours away. I hope I did good on the sizes. My only struggle is the boots. Not sure which ones to get. Oh the decisions. I got a lot of goodies and can't wait for them to get here.
April Parrish says
Sheaffer, You ROCK!!! You found so many great items! I'm off to shop some more!
Bonnie M. says
Yay, woke up at 6 am est and immediately placed my order… 2 blardigans (1 for me, 1 gift), black must have shirt and white and black short sleeve must have, and the bebe moto jacket. So excited to get it all!!! The blardigans were available is S/M for a short time. I tried to get the cocoa white but changed to no longer available mid purchase, so I got the marine/pewter, I hope I like it! Was able to get the cocoa/white in 1x for a gift! Thanks!
Love your site…so much fun to read! Bought lots of stuff that was on my wait list, but my fave are the tory burch black boots that you mentioned awhile ago. They are so classic and beautiful in person–thanks for highlighting them! Nordstròm should seriously pay you handsomely :).
Amy Kleis says
I couldn't figure out why for some reason I was up at 6….I'm a cardholder and still for some reason I must have known in the back of my mind that there was gonna be items on this post that was gonna have to see and order! Lol…..Happy Friday and btw….it was a super long post, but you did AUH MAZ ING!!!! Thanks girl!
WELL! My final tally for the sale included the BP booties (which are SO awesome, even better in person), a Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip bag, a North Face vest, and the Cara hinge spike bracelet in silver. Yay!!!
I'm a cardholder, and I've bought so many things (too many to list), but my favorite are the Frye boots. I've had my other pair of Frye's for over 5 years, and they are the favorite thing in my closet. Can't wait for these to become my new favorites. They are gorgeous! I live in Michigan, and they hold up so well in the snow, ice, and salt. They are really the best boots ever. Thanks for your blog. I have so much fun reading it!
Sarah Kuykendall says
Hi!! I am going to shop in the MOA store tomorrow but was hoping to shop online today. I forgot that you have to pay sales tax on clothes. Darn! That is something we don't pay for in MN-lucky us! I guess I will try to find my items (undies, coat, shirts, dress) in store tomorrow and if I can't, pay online. If I return anything I don't like to the store, will they refund sales tax? Such problems I have 😉 Thank you (and Shay too) for all of your help!!
Where I live, the next county over has a different sales tax rate so I've had to deal with this a couple of times. They will absolutely refund the sales tax; just alert them to it before you make the return.
Okay, I bought the Franco Sarto 'Obelisk' boots you linked to, and I did not like them. There was a lot of the stretchy material (over half the shaft of the boot), and it really cheapened the boot IMO. I was really hoping to love them because I'm looking for a brown boot with a heel that I can dress up a bit for work.
Thanks so much for all your "personal shopping" you've done for us! I found so much great stuff (seriously, my front porch looked just like yours), and will be putting in another order today!
Katie @ Team Skelley says
Kate Spade Gramercy watch in rose gold – $225 marked down to $149. Happy Birthday to me! 😀
Baby Kate's Mom says
Yay! Such an exciting day! This morning I told my hubby that next year I am taking the day off work & driving the hour to the nearest Nordstrom so I can shop in person. I do love shopping online but I feel like I might buy too much lol!
Eeeek! I ended up buying those Franco Sarto black wedge boots (perfect for me since I have an office job and can't do jeans/riding boots too often), the lester moto jacket and a voluspa candles trio. The jacket was definitely a splurge for me so I really hope I like it! I'm already considering a second round to buy some accessories and maybe another pair of boots or pumps. This sale is dangerous!
I've already "shopped my face off," as you say! 🙂 I'll be so glad when December rolls around and most of my shopping is DONE! I'd be curious to see what items you purchased for Carter and your husband (if any!)
Hi Jenna! I'm considering doing a post for the boys sometime in the next couple of weeks!
I bought your BP booties on Saturday on your recommendation and I am so happy with them. Very comfy, and so much cuter than they even look in the pictures. And for $80, you just can't beat them.I also bought those shirts with the underlay (the ones that are 2 for $60). I actually bought 4 of them. I have an office job, and they will look so good with my nice slacks and skirts during the week. iIm sure I will also wear them on the weekends with my Vigoss jeans.
Jen | Our Life Accounts says
Soooo many things! Must have shirt in five or six colors (perfect nursing shirt), a couple colors in the short sleeve version, rag and bone jacket, bebe jacket, blardigan in three colors, herringbone sweater, striped vneck in two colors, hanky panky and bras, lace top in two colors, free people Henley, Kate spade studs, Elle earrings, zella jacket and top, north face for the family and under armour for the family. I'm probably forgetting stuff but that's a start!
Lauren Johnson says
I got the long sleeve and short sleeve must have shirt, plaid BT shirt, Zella hoodie, NF osito fleece, NF metro parka, cole haan tall boots (returned), frye Molly boots, KS necklace and earrings, blardigan, the nail polish, wildfox sunnies, halogen flats and the Aimee kestenberg bag. Did anyone take the plunge on the chloe bag? :O
Mary Craig says
I opened a card just so I could shop this sale! Since I already have the Blardigan, I bought 3 more to give as gifts. My favorite thing for myself is the Zella workout gear! I LVOE zella, and I was super excited to score some cute new tanks and capris!
Um have you seen the Jolt colorblock faux leather knit coat?! I also got the "train" wrap booties in black and the Danielle Nicole handbag!
Can't. Stop. Shopping.
This is sad to admit, but when I woke up this morning my first thought was of you and the Anniversary sale!
Hi Shaeffer! I love the Tori Burch sunglasses you are wearing but what colour do you have on? When I opened the link they come in black and a light brown colour. I love the colour you have on in the pic but they look like a darker brown. Help!
Hi Laurie! I really don't know the answer to your question?!? I tried the glasses on very quickly, and I just don't remember. SO sorry!!!!
First off – my FAVORITE find so far has been the Gehwol Biosana Swiss Foot File – it is AMAZING!!! I also bought 6 of the blardigans (1 for me, the rest as Christmas presents), the Hue leggings (not sure if I'll keep them, but wanted to try them – I usually wear a 16 so I'm a little body conscious but if I can find the right top I so want to love them!), the Pleione Split Neck blouse in Purple Magenta (such a pretty color – and the XL fits well – I usually wear a 1x) and the new Pleione must have shirt in black. I also REALLY want to buy the Sperry Jenna Calf Hair loafer in leopard – but haven't been able to bite the bullet…..gaah! What is a girl to do?!?
And for husband I bought an Under Armour Tech quarter zip pullover and Nordstrom's pima cotton long tanks – he's 6'4'' and has a tough time finding undershirts that stay tucked in and these do the job!
Have fun shopping ladies!!!!
You are the best! Thank you for all your work on these NAS posts! I woke up at 5 AM ET and got 4 blardigans (1 for me, 3 for gifts), 4 hanky panky's, the must have shirt in white (I know, I know it will wrinkle but I love it for a staple piece), Zella 'Live In' leggings in black (the BEST leggings, even better than the Hue;s), the leopard Nikes with pink laces, the bebe faux leather moto jacket and the Splendid funnel collar knit jacket! All from you, girl!
You are awesome, and Nordstrom should definitely put you on their payroll! Unfortunately no smalls in the blardigan…but, I did order the Michael Kors black jacket and a 4 other North Face jackets for the rest of my family. I wouldn't have even known about the sale if it weren't for you since we do not live near a Nordstrom. I love the store, but usually only get to shop online… Thanks so much!!
Mrs Scratch says
Let's see. I've gotten the new must have shirt, the must have scarf (ok…2 of them), I've gotten a pair of louge pants, 2 blartigans, a Lush Maxi Dress and 2 scarves that the Mix and Match mama recommended. lol. That said…I am seriously considering getting a black new must have shirt (I got it in pink) and maybe even the short sleeve version of it too. My favorite thing by far is the blartigan. I got 2 to check out which color I liked best, with every intention of returning the other. But…I'm also positive that I'm going to keep them both. lol Thanks for all your help shopping!
I got the MK puffer, 3 of the must have long sleeved shirts in black, purple and teal, the leopard infinity scarf for $12, a pair of Hanky Panky and the hot pink blouse. Thanks for all your leg work!
Baby Kate's Mom says
2nd comment from me 🙂 I met my hubby for lunch & he seriously asked me to bring a print out of my order so we could review it. I DIED! Then I told him maybe I should have printed out my shopping cart from earlier when it had $500+ worth of stuff. I narrowed it down to $150 & got 4 Zella pieces for working out & the must have shirt in black. Even he admitted I got great deals & a lot for only $150. Happy Hubby! Might have to shop some more!
Thanks so much for all your commentary, it is so helpful to see you in the pieces especially since I don't have a Nordstrom close to try on myself! I loved all the leather touches on stuff for fall, I'll be kicking myself for not getting any of it.
Just bought my first pair of Hunter Wellies Eek!!
Great finds! If you don't mind me asking what size are you wearing in the Splendid navy and red stripe sweater. I'm thinking of ordering it but not sure of sizing. Thanks!
Hi there! Sorry I forgot to include that. I will go add it to the body of the post! I was wearing a small!
I just got my BP booties and I'm in LOVE. Seriously, love! They were a tad small so I have to exchange but Nordstrom customer service was the best!
Noel M says
My order says the 25th – 28th for arrival, so I will have to be speedy to get my pictures up! But I ordered 2 of the must have shirt with short sleeves and this AMAZING Kate Spade Gramercy Grand watch in rose gold (I had a Marc Jacobs one I have been drooling over for 2 years and this one beats that in looks + price!).
Lauren @ My Slice of Life says
I can't believe the sale is finally open to the public – I feel like I had to wait forever! 🙂 I got a blardigan, the must have shirt in black, the striped juniors sweater with the elbow patches and a peacoat that Shay recommended! Thanks for all your great recommendations! Love following along 🙂
Following your blog for the past 4 weeks has turned me into quite the shopper! (Sorry checking account!) I think of you as my personal stylist (which I needed badly)! Question…does anyone know return policy for Nordstroms, if I am to buy gifts for Christmas? Thank you so much for your blog, love, love, LOVE!! 🙂
Hi Kimi! As long as you have a receipt (or the sticker bar code that is sometimes attached), they will take the item back! BEST customer service EVER!!!!
Love, love, love! That pencil skirt is so cute! So much to shop for today!!!
Luckily I got to shop last week. Some of my favorite finds were the color block Marc Jacobs hobo bag, Vince Camuto Bailey Clutch in black and leopard calf hair (sold out but they still have it in cobalt blue which is darling), Kut from the Kloth Catherine boyfriend jeans, Halogen printed pencil skirt, Theory Emery 2 black trouser (a perfect pair of black pants with a bit of stretch), Zella workout gear (love my live in leggings and capris!), and Via Spiga Bijoux Bootie (sexy, but comfortable). And of course I stock up on basics – Hanky Panky underwear, Natori bras, and the perfect layering camis by Shimera. A Nordstrom personal shopper turned me on to the Shimera camis, they are the perfect layer to wear under flowy blouses!
Oh! I forgot! The J Brand 485 skinny jeans in plum. They are super soft and so flattering. I have them in hot pink from earlier this spring so I had to get the plum!
Elizabeth A says
Hi…I was wondering if you know whether they might restock the Kendra Scott Elle earrings? I missed out 🙁 thanks for the great tips!
Hi Elizabeth! I'm so sorry, but I have no idea!
I have already placed my initial order for all the things I knew were a must…one of the things I am still considering is the leopard belt. I am trying to decide how much I would wear it. From the pics of you shopping, it looks like you were it as a neutral????
Hi Andrea! I have brown belts and black belts that I like, but I wear the leopard belt the most! It totally functions as a neutral, but it adds dimension to all outfits! I love it!
I got the BP booties (SO hope they fit my slightly wide feet), a pair of Hue leggings, and a Blardigan. I was SO excited that you posted that the Blardigan came in plus size. I was holding back from ordering it because I just wasn't sure the L/XL would fit. I'm between fitting in regular sizes and plus sizes. My order is set to around between the 25th and the 28th so I'm hoping to get pics sent to you in time 🙂
Crazy excited over here because I just bought the Frye boots! I went into the store for the Steve Madden ones (wanted to try them on first) but left with the Frye!! The very sweet man working in the shoe department must have known because I didn't even ask to try them. He went to get the Madden ones and came back with the Frye also. I couldn't resist! Can not wait to wear them this Fall!! (You also convinced me to be a card holder!)
Where did you try on the Michael Kors jacket? We're you at Northpark or Galleria? I really like to try things on before I buy just because I have long arms. And it bugs me when sleeves are a little too short. Keep up the great posts!! XO
I've only been to Northpark and Stonebriar. Can you comment with the item # so I can be sure we are talking about the same jacket?
It's 476874. The MK puffer jacket with the leopard inside. I love it. Did you happen to see the navy one too?? Thanks Sheaffer! It looked so cute on you, hope it does on me too!
Gwen L. says
I ordered the Kendra Scott "Elle" earrings in blush, emerald, and grey. The earrings are translucent so the colors are not as deep as they seem in the close up pics. I like the colors, although I am wondering how much pink will even be noticeable in the blush color. I also bought the grape "Deanna" Kendra Scott necklace, and it looks great. The color isn't as bright purple as it seems in the picture. It's deeper and darker which I like.
My favorite purchase so far are the Frye "Patty" booties. They are freaking fantastic. My feet are a whopping size 11 and these boots fit great.
Since i wasn't sure how the Frye's boots were going to work out I also ordered the Clarks "Mission Manor" bootie and liked them enough for an everyday boot that I am keeping them as well. They're comfortable enough that I ordered a second pair in the grey color.
If anyone plus-sized is looking for a coat, I would strongly NOT recommend the Halogen Wool Shawl Coat. It's awful. I took a chance knowing it may not be the best, but it was just bad. Runs really big and the collar seemed to me to be far bigger than in the picture. The front pockets look like an amateur just quickly slapped them on. It may be the coat for you if you like wool so rough it exfoliates your skin while you wear it.
Girl, you have been working overtime! I've been so busy I haven't even had a chance to shop the sale online, much less go to the mall. So very sad 🙁 Have a great weekend!
I know it says the jeans are sold out that you are wearing in all the pics but could you tell the brand?? I'm petite like you and have the hardest time finding cute jeans that fit!! ?
Hi Kayla! They were from Nordstrom. They are Vigoss and I wear both the Thompson Tomboy and the Thompson skinny jeans. Both have been sold out for months. 🙁
I do know Maurices carries Vigoss jeans just not sure if they have those specific styles. I just thought I'd throw that out there 🙂
The booties you guys have purchased, how high is the heel and is the wrapper strap dark brown or black?
Hi Christi! The wrapper is VERY dark brown. The heel height is 3 1/4 inches, but doesn't feel that high (other reviewers have said that too). They are very comfy! I absolutely LOVE them.
Hope this helps!
The Frye boots (!) two blardigans (love) the must-have shirt in black, two must-have scarves, black moto jeans, and it is 93 degrees here, too hot to wear any of it 🙁
Going to check out some leggings next.
Love your blog, your style rocks!
I really want to order the brown booties but nervous about sizing. I usually wear size 10 but I'm afraid 11 will be too big… Has anyone ordered size 10 and found them to be ok?
Katy, I normally wear a 9, bought a 9 1/2 and will be returning for a 10. I have wide feet and the 9 1/2 are just a tad too tight and they are not loose in the heal either. I think that the 10 is going to work well enough that I'm going to buy the brown ones, too.
Callie B says
Hi there! Love your blog! Thanks for all the shopping help! I have a request..it may be silly..but how do I shop the store? Department stores overwhelm me I never know what department to go to. Especially in Nordstrom where the departments are not really marked I don't know where to shop or what's what. Would you consider giving us a guide on how to attack the store and what departments are what? Sounds silly but I'm wondering if others feel the same as me. Thanks so much!
Hi Callie! Let me think about how I could make this into a post. I don't really have a plan of attack ever. I really just go through every department and see what catches my eye! Next time I go I'll see if I can come up with a "plan".
Thanks for the question!
Andrea W says
I love the faux moto jacket. But they are out of my size. Wah! I've been searching and scouring for one reasonably priced for ages. I might need another cup of coffee to get over the disappointment. I wish our Nordstroms wasn't downtown – and that the freeway wasn't closed to one lane all week – because I love a lot of what you tried on. that brown MK bag? Total icing on the cake. I always have to try things on because I'm in the petite range for some things and not for others so online ordering never works out well.
So I ordered the Tory Burch Eloise boots and then saw the Cole Haan Brennan boots, so I ordered those too. I'll have to decide once they get here. I'm so torn! Love that the Cole Haan boots are black and brown.
I missed out on the Must Have Blardigan, but found an Autumn Cashmere version in ivory with a little more detailing. I'm hoping it is as pretty in person as it is online.
Also ordered a great Max Mara dress, a pair of 7s, the Must Have Mixed Media Tweed Jacket, and two new swim suits. I think I am finished shopping … for today! This cool Dallas weather has me ready for fall now 🙂
Not on sale, but in stock! Blardigan alert! http://m.nordstrom.com/Product/Details/3796740?origin=related-3796740-1-2-People%20Also%20Viewed-Rich%20Relevance
Habitual Spender says
Eeeek! Thanks to you I will be the proud owner of 2 Must Have shirts, 1 blardigan and a pair of Zella leggings. Now if only everything wasn't backordered… Shucks! I won't be able to submit an entry to the contest but I sure wish I could! Who doesn't love an #nsale?!