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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks! (round 1!)


{Last year’s sale shoe picks.  Sources in this post.}

Alright friends.  Let’s do this!  It’s the much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I’m so excited to share my favorites with you this year!  Right now is the early access for card holders and then the sale opens up to everyone this Friday (July 22).  So much fun!  This sale is alway full of crazy good deals on new things for Fall and once they’re gone.. they’re gone.  It creates a bit of a shopping frenzy, but I’m trying to keep my cool.  I’ve learned over the years that this beloved sale is a marathon, not a sprint. ;)  I took some inventory of my closet before I started shopping to see what my wardrobe could use.  Last year I bought sandals and tan/gold shoes so this year I wanted to look more at the boots/booties.
{Ava Tall Suede Boot (Ugg) in Black — Melaya Over the Knee Boot (Vince Camuto) in Bark Suede — Katleen Peep-toe Bootie (Vince Camuto) in Black — Cobie Block Heel Bootie (Ugg) in Nightfall Suede}

I also needed black shoes because I really haven’t bought black shoes for years.  After trying on countless shoes these four above were my favorites I came home with!
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I didn’t take any pics in this Kathleen Peep-toe Bootie (I will soon I’m sure because I can’t wait to start wearing them).  These shoes look even better on than they do in the picture and you guys.. they are SO soft on my feet!  Very similar to my Peep-toe booties from last year except a lot more comfortable.  I could easily run around in these all day where my other pair are more “wear for dinner and be done” shoes.  These also come in a tan color that is selling out fast.  I love the black. :)
SO many cute flannel shirts for sale!  I want them all!  But started with this Treasure and Bond blue plaid cotton.  Love the color and love the fit.
It’s long in the back…
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and I’m wearing it with these new Cobie block heel booties by Ugg.   I really went for comfort this year with my shoes and the second I tried these on, just like the black shoes above, I knew I had to have them!  They have that soft cozy Ugg lining in the front of the shoe that makes them feel like slippers!  They also come in a leather and a black but I loved the gray.
The pants I’m wearing are Rag and Bone Boyfriend jeans.  This is my first pair of Rag and Bone jeans and I really like them!  I have girl friends who LOVE this brand so I was excited to find a cute pair on sale.  I had Kenny snap this picture quick of them outside so you can see they are actually Burgandy.  (In my cell phone pics they look darker than they are.)  Burgundy seems to be the new color for Fall!  It says on-line they are ‘true to size’ but I actually thought they ran a little big and ordered one size down so I’d recommend going with your smaller size if you’re in-between.  They are way too long on me (as all jeans are!) so I still need to have them hemmed.  I know they will be a staple this Fall that I wear every week!
Plaid shirts are fun because they look cute hanging out or half way tucked in.
They also look so good under a vest and you guys!  My favorite quilted vest is back and on sale!  I’ve had this vest for a couple of years and I get so many questions about it every time I wear it!  It’s one of my Fall staples and has been sold out so I was thrilled to see one almost identical back for the sale this year.
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It comes in navy and in olive green.  I wore my navy vest so much last year that this year I ordered it in the green.  Love this vest because it’s so cute and slimming!
I even wore it in our family pictures in 2014.  My love for this vest runs deep. :)
Plaid shirts also look cute and casual under jackets like this fun army green jacket I bought last year.
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Here is an almost identical jacket and vest on sale!
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You all know about my love affair with AG jeans.  They are my all time favorite!  I always wait for this sale to get a new pair because they are pricey jeans (you pay to find jeans that slim your thighs like these do!).  My favorite style is $75 off right now!

{The rest of my outfit sources are in this past Fashion Friday.}

I couldn’t wait for Fall to wear them!  I put them on for date night last Friday and since they are brand new and not hemmed I just rolled them right up!  I wanted to wear the plaid shirt too, but thought that might be a tad hot for dinner by the beach. ;)  I’m excited to have another go to pair of these jeans because I’ve worn my last pair so much that I’m about to rub a hole in the knee.  #favoritejeanproblems
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Ok.. next boots I fell hard for.  These Melaya Over the Knee Boots are SO cute!  Also a great comfortable fit.  They are one of the hot ticket sale items this year and come in this bark suede and also gray and black.  I love them in gray too and had a hard time deciding which color to get!
I ended up with the brown and love them with jeans!  I’ve never had an over the knee pair of boots so I’ll have to see how much I wear these this year.  A little hot for my neck of the woods.  I may need to plan a few trips to visit my sister just so I can wear these!  And hang with her of course. ;)
I fell in love with two purses this year.  One was a splurge (this one.. still waiting for it to come!)  and this darling Marlow Structured Dome Satchel from Sole Society.  I love Sole Society purses and have several.  This purse is on sale for $40!  No brainer!  I knew the gray would go with most of my Fall clothes, but I love it in the burgundy too.
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I needed some black boots that could be worn casual with jeans but would also work with skirts.  These Ava Tall Suede Boots from Ugg are perfect!  I feel like I’m walking on a cloud in these.  They come in other colors too.  Just a great stylish every day boot!
Wearing them here with this green belted short sleeve top I got on sale.  I need a cute necklace with this!
This top is so flattering because it ties just above the waist (a flattering spot!).  It comes in 4 colors and the navy is sitting in my cart right now deciding if it needs to come home with me too. :)  This runs big so go small!  I’m wearing the xs but also saw it comes in petite and might try that because it’s still a little long and loose fitting.  Order down on this one!
Another fun find.  This slide slit sweater is so comfy!  Sweaters like this I find I wear over and over when the weather gets cool.  It comes in lots of colors!  No surprise I chose gray. :)
It’s long in the back and also runs on the big side.  Will be cute with leggings too!
Remember in my last Fashion Friday I shared this cute Striped Tie Front Shirt from Banana?  When I saw this beautiful navy Chiffon Pleated skirt on sale I couldn’t wait to try them together!  Business casual meets frilly.  Love this combo.  I know I’ll find lots of fun ways to wear this skirt.  Wearing this with my Vince Camuto heels.
It makes me want to twirl!  I could use more twirling in my life. :)
I picked up these Seamed Leggings and they are such a great fit!  Very flattering and on sale for just $30.  It’s hard to see them in this pic so check them out on-line.  Great reviews.  A good staple for everyone!  Wearing them with this cute v-neck in green (on sale for $30) but I think I’m going to exchange it for a different color because I already have that other top in this same color.  It’s a great top to pair with leggings and comes in so many cute colors and patterns!
Last but not least I saw that my favorite Happy Camper tee is back in white and on sale for $20!  A couple of sizes were sold out, but now it looks like they got them back in stock.  I ordered this cute lounge sweater too!  Love my graphic tops.  :)  (Favorite graphic tees in this post.)

Ok friends!  That’s a wrap on round one from the Nordstroms sale!  I’m still waiting on a some stuff I ordered so I’ll share it all when it comes in!  I also ordered a few things for my kids for back to school that I’ll share at some point.  Is it really time to start thinking about that already!?  Fall will be here before we know it and I’m in total denial.  Although it will be fun to start wearing some of these cute new clothes!

Silver Lining to everything.


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p.s.  I’ll be back soon with the KitcheAid winner!  And some fun decorating I’ve been up to. :)


xoxo, Erin
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28 thoughts on “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks! (round 1!)

  1. I love seeing everyone’s Nordstrom sale picks!! Thanks for all of the recomedations – I snatched up that Sole Society purse right away! $40 is a steal!!! It’s on back order but at least I could still get it. I can’t wait to use it this fall :)

    >> Christene @ Keys to Inspiration

  2. Great finds!! I am in love with those Kathleen Peep-toe Booties! Love fall clothes and you found some great pieces.

  3. Oh that green shirt with the belt is so me!!..and in Navy .. yup I gotta to have both on Friday .. so cute ! ..Loved your picks. ☺

  4. You are so cute! I love your blog, your fashion sense, and your decorating prowess. As a result, I’m painting my hallways “Seattle” and my dining room “Wavelength.” I know you want to wait until your bedroom is completely finished, but, could you share what paint color you used? Just curious, as my painters are coming in mid-August. Take care!

    1. Oh you are too sweet Tammy! Thank you! So fun you are using my colors! Love that. :) I ended up paining my master bedroom “Balboa Mist” by Benjamin Moore and then I had it darkened 20%. It’s kind of an interesting color! Sometimes it looks tan/cream and sometimes it looks gray just depending on the light and what I put up against it! Definitely try it out on your wall before you use it. Thanks again cutie! xo

  5. Hi Erin! I LOVE your blog. Sad to admit, this is my first experience with a Nordstrom anniversary sale. Now I’m hooked especially with the wish list feature. The AG jeans are now on my radar, I love the peep toe booties, chiffon pleated skirt & the green belted top. Absolutely no pressure, but I couldn’t help but think about the necklaces that could be paired with the belted top; I read you need one! I’d love to share my thinking on this! Are you open?

    My email is:

    P.S. I’m still on the search for a striped rug similar to the one below your front door–not giving up!


    1. Oh it’s too much fun Megan! You’ll be hooked from now on! This sale is such a good one. I’d love to hear necklace suggestions! I have a few that would work and just spaced trying them on for pictures, but would love to hear what you suggest. Happy shopping! If I come across a similar striped rug I’ll share it for sure! xo

  6. Oh boy, you sure found some great pieces, Erin! How exciting for you. Those peep toe shoes are so fun. I really like the flannel and happy for you to have gotten some more favorites. Thanks so much for sharing your finds!! Enjoy them. You sure look great in them. :)

    1. Thank you Jeanne! A little funny to think about flannel when it’s so hot outside! But I’m always excited for cooler weather when I have some fun Fall clothes from this sale. :) Hope your day is a great one cutie! xo

    1. Thanks Jillian! Oh my word.. I’m so happy you noticed that! I FINALLY learned how to do it.. ha! Takes a little more time when I add each link, but if it makes a difference for you I’m happy and it’s worth it. :) xo

  7. Thanks Erin! Everything is darling, just like you. Do you find that the Ugg brand boots run true to size? I usually wear an 8.5, but often times have to go with a 9 in boots. I can’t wait for the sale to start this Friday. I have my list ready to go. :-)

    1. Oh you are the sweetest Shari! Thank you. :) The Ugg boots are pretty true to size. I’m usually a 7 1/2 in shoes and I bought the 7 only because they are a little wide in the heel. Happy shopping Friday! So many cute things this year! xo

  8. It’s my first Anniversary Sale too! I added a few of your picks to my cart! The black Ugg boots …I cannot wait to see how they fit EEK! Now I just need it to be boot season.

    I also got the vest because it seems like such a great staple!

    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    1. Yea Beth! I think you will love them both! And I’m with you.. this sale made me so excited for cooler weather. Bring on boot season! :) xo

  9. I love your picks Erin! It’s so fun to see everyone’s personal styles coming out in their selections! You’re darling by the way!!!

  10. Love your master bedroom decorative pillows. I remember reading in a past post that your floral pillow is custom. Could you share with me your source for it? It’s lovely.

  11. Hey Erin! I love your picks from rounds 1 and 2!! You have a very simple but adorable style! I’m drooling over most of your picks but they’re not in the budget! In case any items get “too warm” for CA I’ll be happy to put them to use in MI!

    1. Thank you so much Ana! I wish I had your weather just for a few months! Would make scarves and hot chocolate a lot more fun. ;) xo

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