What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Did someone say sale? I’m on it!  The 2018  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening NOW for Nordstrom cardholders (opens to non-cardholders July 20 and ends for good on Aug 5), which means you can score brand-new fall inventory for way less!  It’s Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year!  But when the sale ends, Nordstrom  raises prices back to their normal amounts.   So now is the perfect opportunity to stock up on fall wardrobe essentials!  Let me show you what I bought!

My Shopping Strategy

I have to admit that I had no intentions of purchasing anything.  I simply wanted to try a few things on for fun and to see what the sale had to offer.  But good things happen when you least expect them, and I left with a huge fall haul!

As I browsed the racks, I made sure to pull items that I thought I could use in many outfits.  I also made sure I had various bottoms to pair with different tops, so that if I did end up buying anything (And boy, did I!), I’d leave Nordstrom with well-planned fall outfits.

I broke this post into outfits, for the most part, but you will see that you can easily interchange the items.  Lots of fall wardrobe staples here.

All of these items fit true-to-size.  I only had to ask for a different size in one item!  I usually wear a small in tops, and every top or sweater I bought is size small.  The two pairs of jeans fit like gloves in my normal size.  I just love the fit and quality Nordstrom has to offer!  Its buyers really know what they are doing!

Outfit #1

LACE BELL SLEEVE TOP $52.90 (after sale $79.00) // 7 FOR ALL MANKIND CUTUFF HEM ANKLE SKINNY JEANS ($125.90, after sale $189)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- navy bell sleeve topWhat I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- navy bell sleeve topWhat I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- navy bell sleeve top

The moment I saw this navy top, I knew that I could wear it on various occasions.  It can be dressed up or down and is great for an everyday casual chic look.  The top also comes in burgundy and a very pale blush pink, but I’m really attracted to this navy sapphire hue!

These jeans.  I did not want to take them off!  They fit like a glove and feel like leggings!  You can dress them up with stilettos or conquer everyday and throw on some Converse!

Outfit #2

TED BAKER BIKER JACKET ($397.90, after sale $595) // PAIGE HIGH-WAIST JEANS ($143.90, $215.00 after sale) // CASLON ROUNDED V-NECK TEE (comes in multiple prints- $17.90, after sale $25.00)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- blush pink leather biker jacketWhat I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- blush pink leather biker jacketTed Baker

Good gracious me, the moment I put on this blush pink leather biker jacket, I knew I couldn’t leave without it.  I am going to wear it everyday in fall and spring!  Just look at the lining and all the rose gold details!  (Excuse the tag showing through the back, but I just wanted to show you the back double-zip vents.)

I discuss the tee and jeans more in-depth below!

Outfit #3

CASLON ROUNDED V-NECK TEE (comes in multiple prints- $17.90, after sale $25.00) // PAIGE HIGH-WAIST JEANS ($143.90, $215.00 after sale) // HINGE BALLOON SLEEVE CARDIGAN ($52.90, after sale $79.00)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- balloon sleeve cardigan and striped pocket teeWhat I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- balloon sleeve cardigan and striped pocket tee

See how I chose pieces I could mix and match?  This tee fits perfectly, and I will get sooooo much use out of it!

Let’s talk about this soft balloon sleeve cardigan.  It comes in 5 other colors, but I figured I would get wear this dark grey heather the most!  However, the price is so right during the sale that I might have to grab one in the red tannin hue as well!

These jeans.  I almost left the fitting room wearing them!  They fit me so perfectly that I thought they were mine!  LOL!  Plus, they are totally my style.  High-waisted, raw hem, medium wash, quality denim… Sign me up!!

Outfit #4

1901 COTTON GRAPHIC TOP ($42.90, $65.00 after sale) // PAIGE HIGH-WAIST JEANS ($143.90, $215.00 after sale)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- graphic sweatshirtWhat I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- graphic sweatshirt

You know I had to get a graphic top in there!!  If you follow my Instagram, you know I am obsessed with graphic tees and tops!  They make such a statement with virtually zero effort.  This graphic cotton sweatshirt is the perfect weight for fall, and who doesn’t want to be a muse?!  I sure hope I’m your muse, haha!

And again, these Paige jeans.  You can just see how well they fit.

Outfit #5

CASLON FAUX WRAP COTTON TOP ($39.90, after sale $59.00) //  7 FOR ALL MANKIND CUTUFF HEM ANKLE SKINNY JEANS ($125.90, after sale $189)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- plaid wrap top

This plaid faux wrap top has such an interesting texture because it contains yarn-dyed cotton.  It looks great with these jeans that I cannot get enough of (7 for All Mankind just fits sooo flawlessly.).  However, you could totally wear this top with leggings because the back is longer than the front!  FYI- It comes in 2 other colors.

Outfit #6

BP. WASHED MOTO LEGGINGS ($25.90, $39.00 after sale)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- washed moto leggings

This technically isn’t an outfit, because I didn’t buy it all.  But I did purchase these amazing moto leggings!  They come in black also, but I really like the dark olive.  Everyone needs a pair of moto leggings in their fall wardrobe, so please make these the ones!  (Although I fit in my normal size, I did size up to medium in these for a more comfortable fit.  So think about sizing up!)

Some other pieces I tried but did not purchase

You can’t have everything, right?!  I really had to think hard here and figure out what I needed more in my fall wardrobe, because I really wanted everything I brought into the fitting room.

ATM CHENILLE SWEATER ($233.90, after sale $350)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale blush pink sweater

I cannot explain how much I want this peach-blush sweater.  It’s literally the softest sweater I would have had in my closet, and the color and style is so cute!  But in the end, it came down to either the sweater or the leather jacket I showed you earlier in the post.

If the sweater is still in stock during the holidays, I will put it on my Christmas wishlist for sure!

RAILS HUNTER PLAID SHIRT ($104.90, after sale $158.00)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- plaid button-down

While I adore the texture and colors in this plaid top, I didn’t need it.  Plus, I felt that I could find a similar, less-expensive one.  What are your thoughts?

MADEWELL RYDER CARDIGAN ($64.90, after sale $98) // RAW EDGE V-NECK TEE ($11.90, after sale $17.00)

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Okay, so here we have again a situation where I had to really ask myself if I needed this cardigan.  It is soooo soft and also comes in pink and khaki green.  But it is a little big on me (The store didn’t have my size.), and I bought the grey balloon sleeve cardigan I showed you earlier in the post.  Since they are similar, I decided to skip this one.

As for the tee, leaving it in the store allowed for me to save a few extra dollars on this purchase.  However, I do love it with the cardigan and moto leggings!

In Conclusion

SUNDRESS // DANKSO SANDAL WEDGES

What I Bought from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

So there you have it!  Just look at how happy I am.  I seriously love Nordstrom!  Although I didn’t plan on buying anything, I am super happy with how the shopping trip turned out.  I’m excited for all of these fall outfits!

Which items do you have your eye on?  Would you like me to do a roundup of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale accessories I would like to add to my fall wardrobe?

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