I’m so excited about this post, ladies.
First of all, today is the first day that EVERYBODY can finally shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! If you’ve been waiting
patiently, today is your day! Click HERE to review my most thorough sale post, but I’ll also put links at the bottom of today’s post of my favorite items that are STILL IN STOCK to help streamline your shopping.
And in honor of the fact that EVERYBODY CAN NOW SHOP (starting at 8:30 a.m. CST), I’m going to do a denim review today with jeans from the sale that I love that are still available.
Y’all know I’m a jeans girl, and this post is ALL ABOUT JEANS.
And not just any jeans…..but jeans that are all from one of my very favorite denim brands. The jeans fit me great, they are well made, and almost all of the jeans from this brand are typically under $80 (even when they aren’t on sale).
But get this…RIGHT NOW with Anniversary Sale pricing THEY ARE ALL UNDER $50.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
That’s right, y’all.
Denim that looks great AND will make you feel great…for UNDER $50. Below you can see a quick look at 5 of the styles I’ll be reviewing today. Sizing Tips: In all of the jeans I’m featuring today I’m wearing my regular size 4 (not petites). I stuck with my regular size in all of them, but I would suggest sizing down if between sizes.
If you’ve been following along for awhile, you know I’ve been a loyal fan of Wit and Wisdom jeans and their Ab-solution technology for several years.
What’s Ab-Solution technology? So happy you asked!
The Ab-Solution technology features the following:
- No Gap Waistband: Jeans are fitted with a no-gap elastic through the waist, keeping the denim solidly in place.
- Slimming Mesh Panels: The front of all Ab-solution jeans are fitted with power mesh panel to help flatten and smooth. Fitted with ultra-stretch to insure that the jeans expand where they need while hugging your body just right.
- Booty Lift with Sweetheart Yoke and Darts: Strategically placed pockets help to boost your assets, while the sweetheart yolk stitching gives the illusion of a booty lift.
- Sculpting Stretch Fabric.
You know what all that means to me? THE JEANS ARE FLATTERING AS ALL GET OUT. Stated simply, they make me appear skinnier than I actually am. AND they are stretchy and comfy. UM. YES, PLEASE.
And in addition to all of the skinny making technology (ha!), this brand’s price point is incredible. The prices are great all year long, but the Anniversary Sale prices are astounding. We’re talking $44.90 or $49.90. FOR REAL. Those are some seriously fantastic prices for high quality denim.
So, let’s jump in! You’ll notice that I’m wearing the same black tee (I’m wearing a medium) and minimal jewelry in all of the pics so the jeans can be the focus.
Ab-Solution High Waist Crop Jeans
I’ll be honest, this first pair of jeans I’m showing you today is not a pair that I initially thought I liked because I didn’t think I liked the stitching.
I was wrong.
I love these jeans and the stitching doesn’t bother me at all.
For all of today’s jeans, you can click HERE to see if they offer the particular style being featured in plus size.
The fit is awesome. The higher waist is supportive, but still super comfortable, and they fit like a glove all over. They are a medium wash with slight whiskering, so they are a great year round jean. I’m 5’4″ (with long legs for my height) and wearing the regular size 4. They are the perfect cropped length on me for flats, booties, and sneakers.
I’m so glad I gave these jeans another shot because I TRULY LOVE THEM.
The slip on sneakers ARE FANTASTIC. They’ve got a tiny bit of a platform, are extremely comfortable, and they don’t slip off at all when walking. Most sneakers like these that I’ve tried in the past tend to be a little too clunky for my taste, but not these! They have a slim profile and look very feminine. I went for the camo (even though it’s a darker camo than I would typically go for), but the “black” and the “pavement” are great options too and I love the texture on the solid colors. True to size for me.
Ab-Solution Skinny Ankle Jeans
So these are the jeans that I first found in the sale that I fell in love with. Not surprisingly they sold out, then yesterday afternoon it appeared they had been restocked, but late last night I started seeing popular sizes gone again. If you want these, grab them fast!
First off, these babies are $44.90. WHAT IN THE WORLD.
If you are looking for a classic pair of dark wash jeans with no distressing, LOOK NO FURTHER. I like distressing as much as the next gal, but I always need “clean” pairs in my closet as well. I love darker denim in Fall and Winter, and the dark wash makes them easy to dress up if you’d like. For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4 (not petite). Size down if between sizes.
And yes, they’ve got the Ab-Solution technology that we are all obsessed with. The power mesh panels slim and hold, they suck you in, but the jeans still manage to be super comfortable. Here’s the deal, I only wear jeans with stretch in them now. Life’s too short to wear non-stretchy jeans. Somebody needs to needlepoint that on a pillow.
These mules were just added back for a 3rd time! They are on backorder, but you’ll still have them by mid September! I recommend sizing up a 1/2.
Ab-Solution Itty Bitty Boot Cut Jeans
I’ve talked about this many times before…but these jeans make me appear both skinnier AND TALLER than I actually am. I mean, how tall do I look in the picture? AND HOW LONG DO MY LEGS LOOK? I really feel like the jeans add 2 inches to my legs. And they take pounds off too! THEY’RE MAGICAL.
This boot cut style is such a nice change from the typical skinny or boyfriend jeans, and I love how they can be dressed up so easily. These are the perfect pair of jeans to reach for if you’re heading to a girl’s night out or a date night.
I’m 5’4″, and I’m wearing a regular 4 in these, but size down in these if between sizes. When wearing tall wedges or booties (typically 3-3′ 1/2″ inches) you can see that the regular length is perfect on me. I do have long legs for my height, so keep that in mind. The petite in this boot cut style is way too short on me. (FYI: If you are 5’7″ or over, these jeans will most likely be too short on you.)
These also have the Ab-Solution technology, so rest assured they are also just as soft and comfy as can be.
These block heel booties are GORGEOUS and they are the perfect height for me to wear with these jeans. The color (tortilla suede) is beautiful and the stacked block heel is the perfect height (says 3 1/2″, but doesn’t feel that high at all). They are easy to walk in and quite comfy for a heeled bootie! I love these with skinny cropped jeans, with my boot cut jeans, and they’ll look good with Fall dresses too. True to size for me.
Ab-Solution Black Itty Bitty Boot Cut Jeans
If the medium wash boot cut jeans (seen above) make me appear 5 pounds lighter and 2 inches taller….well then these black boot cut jeans make me appear 8 pounds lighter and 3 inches taller!
Now, I of course have no real data to support these numbers, but it’s how I feel! Haha!
Seriously, LOOK HOW LONG MY LEGS LOOK.
And notice how the button is black too, which helps with the totally streamlined look of these jeans!
I received the following comment from a reader a couple of weeks ago about these jeans: I just found the Itty Bitty bootcut jeans in BLACK as part of the sale!!!! These look fantastic!! I work in a very professional, conservative office and we have to look nice on “casual” Fridays. I wear my itty bitty boot it’s every Friday because they are a very nice looking jean. I’m PUMPED to find a black version!!! Thought some of your other readers might feel the same. Thanks again for all you do – YOU ROCK! -Jody
Ab-Solution High Waist Straight Leg Crop Jeans
These jeans are a light/medium wash and have a tiny bit of distressing. They are the only Wit and Wisdom jeans with distressing that are still available in the sale.
As with all of the Wit and Wisdom jeans, they have a great amount of stretch and are super comfy. The distressing and the frayed hem lend themselves to a really casual vibe. They’re good with flats and booties, but they will look awesome with sneakers, wedge sneakers, and Converse too.
You can see here that the hem is a little bit frayed and they have a tiny little split hem on the side. I love the design details.
These leopard flats were on the READER FAVORITES list in 2019 and they are STILL IN STOCK up to size 7. They were also personal favorites for me, and I wore these babies from March to November. They are very comfy and true to size for me. Readers suggest if you have a wide foot to size up a 1/2. They also come in black leather, taupe, and snakeskin.
Ab-Solution Black Skinny Ankle Jeans
I typically gravitate towards blue jeans in varying washes, but every once in awhile I like to mix things up with a great pair of black or grey jeans. I love how black jeans can easily be dressed up or down, and I think they just look sleek! This particular pair of black jeans is awesome. The Ab-Solution technology holds my tummy in, they are a perfect mid-rise, and the black gives me nice versatility in my wardrobe.
These jeans are so stretchy and comfortable that they don’t even feel like denim. They feel more like a jegging, but they definitely look like a regular pair of jeans. I’m wearing my regular size 4 here, and I turned up just the tiny little hem to make them just a bit shorter.
To be honest, the reviews are mixed on these. Some complain of a really strong chemical odor, but I don’t notice a smell at all (and there are others who agree with me). I don’t wash these after every wear, so they’ve maintained good color. But as with all black jeans, over time they will most likely fade.
Ab-Solution Side Zip Crop Skinny Jeans
I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about these, but I think they are lots of fun! They look like a nicer pair of pants, but they feel like a stretchy jean.
The herringbone pattern is fun and different, but not too crazy. They feel amazing on, and I think the moto zipper styling is a nice touch. I’m wearing my regular size 4, but I would suggest sizing down if between sizes.
High Waist Crop Wide Leg Pants
I’ve got a BONUS for y’all today! These aren’t jeans, but they are pants offered by Wit and Wisdom in the sale this year. If you are a loyal follower, you know that I fell in love with the skinny belted pants in last year’s sale. LIKE I FELL HARD. I’m not as crazy about these pants, but I still wanted to highlight them for those of y’all that work in an office and need work pant options.
They feel like pajamas, so that’s a definite check in the PRO column. There’s no buttons or zippers, you just pull these babies on with an elastic waistband. The pockets are faux, but I wish they were real.
I like the subtle black and grey plaid pattern, and I think I like the fit and style too, they are just going to take a bit of getting used to. And please, PAY NO ATTENTION to how they are styled on the Nordstrom site. #wowza
SHOES IN TODAY’S POST
I love all of the shoes in today’s post, and all of them with the exception of the mules (which are from Amazon) are still available in the Anniversary Sale! All are true to size and I reviewed them above.
ANNIVERSARY SALE FAVORITES STILL IN STOCK
I went over my previous #NSale posts over the last couple of weeks, and I’ve pulled the items that are STILL AVAILABLE! I’m guessing many of them will disappear after the first couple of hours of the sale being open to the public, so don’t delay!
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.
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. THIS BLANKET IS AMAZING.
Throw one over the back of your couch, throw one on the foot of your bed, and pile them up in a great basket. You’re going to want to have plenty on hand or your family will fight over them. I’m not even kidding.
Click HERE for the throw.
If you’re new here, a “blardigan” is part blanket and part cardigan. I named it a blardigan many moons ago, and the name stuck. Haha! And it’s a little piece of heaven on this here earth.
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 and it seriously still brings a smile to my face each time I put it on even though I’ve been putting one on for like 7 years now. When I’m wearing it, I’m living my best life. 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 others 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.
This is the “He Pewter/Pearl”. Click HERE for the baby blardigan.
I first purchased THIS BRA several years ago during the sale, and it’s become a tradition to get a new one every year. It’s expensive when not on sale ($72), but I have found that it’s SO WORTH the money. Grabbing it at the sale price at $47.90 is a no brainer. I named it a MUST HAVE several years ago, and I know so many of you are believers now too!
THIS BRA is another favorite of mine and it’s STILL IN STOCK! It’s lined (but I wouldn’t say padded), and so comfy. And it’s pretty! I love the lace details.
I discovered the THESE UNDIES 4 years ago during the sale, and now they have a cult following. (They are called “girl briefs”, but they are definitely for women.) They stay in place without digging into the skin, rolling down, etc. Plus, they are pretty with the lace detailing. And I’m telling you, you can barely even tell you have them on! I wear a small, so they are true to size for me. I initially bought 1 pair to try several years ago, and then I immediately hopped on and purchased 3 more. Since my initial purchase, I’ve probably purchased 20 additional pair. When I found myself sad when they were all in the laundry, I started grabbing several pair every time they were on sale. Life’s too short to wear undies that you don’t love. You can quote me on that. It seems that my life mantras are all about comfort.
I get sooooo many comments from readers that say that they stock up on these every single year as well!
OH! AND CHECK THIS OUT! The strapless bra that I’ve been raving about for 6 years now (and have turned so many of y’all onto) is NOW IN THE SALE! My friend Meagan finally bought one last year, and she kept texting me about it saying things like “My saggy boobies have been perfectly happy and supported since 7 a.m. They feel confident again!” And days later “I’ve decided I only want to wear the strapless bra. Always.” YEP, THAT’S RIGHT. So many of us wear this strapless EVEN WHEN WE DON’T HAVE TO WEAR A STRAPLESS. That’s pretty much unheard of, y’all! Sizing tips: Some buy their regular size, and some size up in the band or the cup.
Click HERE for this strapless. Even if you are large chested, you need to try this bra. And you see it also comes with detachable straps. You can wear them straight, you can criss cross them in the back, or you can of course take them off all together.
I’m SOOOOO HAPPY they brought these leggings back this year.
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 several years ago, I have never purchased the regular rise again.
If you prefer the longer length, click HERE to choose from full length, 7/8, plus size, and maternity.
Sizing tip: I’m wearing my regular size small. Click HERE for the leggings.
The SPANX faux leather leggings are in the sale again too! WooHoo!
I’m telling you, if you want to feel like a million bucks, treat yourself to these leggings.
They are great quality, they wash well, they don’t stretch out, and perhaps most importantly – you will feel amazing in them! I size up to a medium in these (I wear a small in all other leggings), and they fit perfectly. I’m guessing a small would work too, but I really like the comfort level of the mediums. They are a couple of inches too long on my 5’4″ frame, but I only wear them with tall boots, so that’s not a problem. And that’s great news for you tall girls that would like to wear them with heels!
They suck you in and totally slim you down, while still allowing you to breathe. It’s a thing of wonder.
Click HERE for the faux leather leggings.
This sweater is kind of a cross between a turtleneck and a cowl neck. Whatever it is, I like it. It’s a very soft chenille, and it’s long enough to cover your bum, but it’s also easy to do a 1/2 tuck with it if you’d like. You won’t believe how many colors it comes in, as well as a couple of stripe combos. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
These leopard jeans were a surprise for me. Aren’t they fabulous? They’ve got a great amount of stretch and are incredibly flattering! They’d be great fun on a date night or a girl’s night out. I’m wearing my regular size 4 in these. And one reminder to size way down in the sweater. I grabbed the xx small.
This camo jacket is one of my favorite finds in the entire sale, and I can’t believe it’s still in stock! The sneakers are still in stock too! This is exactly the type of outfit I love to wear all Fall long.
This camo jacket was maybe the biggest surprise of the entire sale for me! When I saw it online, I wasn’t interested at all. When I saw it on the hanger, I decided to give it a chance. After I slipped it on, I fell in love and ended up bringing it home with me. The hood is removable, so if you take it off, you have a more classic camo military style jacket.
It looks boxy and shapeless on the site, but that’s not the case at all! The waist can be cinched in and out, which really helps with styling. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. I would suggest sizing down if between sizes.
I can hardly believe that these awesome sneaks are just under $50 and STILL IN STOCK!
This “tan camel” is just the neutral I was looking for in a great pair of neutral wedge sneakers, but they come in leopard and black too. They are very easy to get on with the side zip and heel tab, and the the comfort level is ON POINT. I think a wedge sneaker like this is an essential part of a Fall wardrobe. True to size for me.
This lightweight sweater has a relaxed oversized fit and a high low hem. It’s really soft because it has just a touch of cashmere in it. Over the next several posts you will see me style the black one and the beige one too. It’s very versatile and can be dressed up or down. The high low hem makes a front tuck difficult, so I would suggest just wearing it out. I’m wearing a small, and it’s still very roomy.
One of my favorite Fall outfit formulas is made up of a great tee, a great cardi, and super comfy wedge sneakers. Top it off with a darling bag and you are READY. FOR. FALL.
The cardigan is a beautiful color and it’s quite soft. I love the relaxed fit and that it’s open without any buttons. I’m wearing an x-small, so definitely size down.
This cardi comes in 8 colors and is ONLY $39.90! My favorite is this soft blush. It’s made of a very soft knit yarn and has a shawl collar. I’m wearing the x small.
The jeans I’m wearing here are a medium wash, vs. the dark wash I’ve been wearing in most of the outfits. But don’t worry, they are still Wit and Wisdom! For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4.
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.
That’s it for today y’all! HAPPY SHOPPING!