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Today is the day guys! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access is finally here for card holders and I barely got a wink of sleep last night because I was so excited to shop (jk nothing stops me from sleep LOL) But seriously, it felt like waking up on Christmas morning because this is the first year I’ve been able to shop early access. As soon as I woke up at 6am, I began shopping! So today, I’m going to be showing you what I actually ended up getting. If you read my last post, you may be surprised since NONE of what I showed you actually made it into my cart! There were SO many better things that weren’t shown in the catalog, so I ditched my original wish-list. And to quickly recap on my last blog post, if you are a Nordstrom credit card holder, you can start shopping the sale now. If you don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, don’t worry, you can get in on the action on July 21st!
And believe it or not, 1 thing that I planned on purchasing was no longer available #WTF. I’m not sure if it sold out or if Nordstrom decided against offering the color I wanted, but I planned on getting this Kendra Scott necklace in Rose Gold, which was shown in the catalog, but not currently available. I went a little bit over my intended budget though, so maybe that’s a blessing in disguise!
Let’s move onto all the goodies that I was able to snag though!
BLANKNYC Moto Jacket | Size XL
This is a returning favorite and sell-out of the #Nsale. I missed out on this one last year during public access, so I took advantage of early access this year and snagged this RIGHT away. I actually searched for this first, added it to my cart, and checked out with just this one item. Nordstrom always has free shipping, so it was no additional cost to purchase it separately from the rest of my order. Items have sold out while sitting in my cart before, so I wasn’t going to risk that happening. I saw that this has already sold out in size XL in the green color, I told you it was a crowd favorite! Also, I purchased a size up as I heard that this can run small/tight in the arms.
Bobeau Ruffle Babydoll Top | Size L
This is the only printed top you will see in this haul! I have learned to stick to simples and neutrals to make my closet as cohesive as it can be, but in doing so, I’ve realized that I had very little “wow factor” in my wardrobe. During the rare occasions that I’d go bar-hopping with my friends, I always felt like I didn’t have anything dressy to wear. That’s when this little number comes into play. Its so sweet with the semi-mock neck with ruffles, but edgy as well with the shoulder cut outs. This baby doll style is very flattering on my body type as well, so it was a no brainer for me!
BP Leopard Scarf
I’ve seen this scarf in some variation each year that I’ve shopped this sale, but always missed out on it. The price point is incredible and leopard scarves are always on trend and WAY more versatile then you’d think. I need another scarf like I need a bullet in my head, but I couldn’t pass it up!
BP Tan Plaid Scarf
What was it that I was saying about needing another scarf? 😉 But again, I couldn’t pass this one up either. I’ve moved on to a much more neutral color palette and some of my older plaid scarves just don’t fit my style anymore. This one offers a subtle pop of color with the deep burgundy, but remains mostly neutral – just the way I like it.
BP. V-Neck Popover | Size L
This one is so nice, that I bought it twice (also in Ivory!) The fit recommendation is to size down, but I stuck to my normal size because I like an oversized fit and it allows me to not worry about this top shrinking. There’s not much to say about this top except that it’s a basic that every wardrobe needs – just a simple v-neck sweater! My office gets REALLY cold in the winter months, so I like to have light sweaters like this to wear under heavier cardigans and ponchos. Also, I love this rusty-reddish orange color. This color has been very on-trend this summer, so I can see this being my go-to transitional top when summer fades into fall! Also, you can never have enough Ivory in your closet as it is THE most versatile color, so I had to have that one as well.
Dreamers by Debut Sweater | Size L
As I was saying, I wear a lot of cardigans and sweaters to work when the weather gets really cold. I can never really have enough! A lot of the cardigans that I showed you guys in my last post seemed really light, so I decided to pass on those and give this one a try. By the photo, this looks like a substantial and soft sweater that would provide warmth, which is exactly what I was on the hunt for. It’s hard to tell by photos how heavy/warm a sweater is though, so fingers crossed that this one is my new holy-grail!
Lush Side Slit Tank | Size L
This was another one that was priced so nice that I bought it twice (Also in black!) Again, not much to say about this besides its a simple basic that every closet needs. I feel like I never have just a plain tank to wear under vests, cardigans, open flannels, etc, so I added two of these to the cart without hesitation. The moonstone color appears to be a nice cool-toned cream color which is more flattering on me than stark white.
Lush Roll Tab Sleeve Top | Size L
Another Lush item AND a repurchase for me! I bought this same top in black last year during the Anniversary Sale, and its been such a great addition to my wardrobe. This year I decided to go with Ivory, because again, it’s the most universal color ever. This is the BEST work-to-play kind of top and its extremely light and flowy. You can definitely wear this now while its still blazing hot and layer it under cardigans and vests later when its cooler. I love that this shirt has no collar to mess with and its extremely comfortable. This is my favorite top to wear under layering pieces because it adds NO extra bulk so you can still look slim while bundling up.
Madison & Berkeley Cold Shoulder Top | Size L
I absolutely LOVE the color of this top, so I couldn’t pass it up. This mustardy-camel color was my favorite last fall and that hasn’t changed at all for this upcoming fall. I really love that this is a top that I can start wearing now since the worst part about shopping this sale is that you have to wait to wear most of your items. I also really love that the straps of this top look thick enough to allow you to wear a normal bra (no strapless bra required!) and that the neckline is v-neck, which is my favorite style!
Zella Live In Leggings | Size L
Aaaaand Last, but CERTAINLY not least, the most highly rated leggings on Nordstrom’s site! These Zella Leggings have been a part of the sale since I started shopping it 3 years ago, but I’ve never been able to snag them before they sell out. Even after the sale, at regular price, my size always seems to be sold out in the color Black. I’m so happy to give these a try since high quality leggings are crucial to a bottom-heavy girl’s closet!
**EDIT – I SHOPPED AGAIN LOL:
Love By Design Cuff Sleeve Pullover | Size L
Oops, I did it again…. I shopped for the 4th time in 1 day haha! I saw a blogger modeling this sweater in a Nordstrom dressing room and it looked so good on her, that I had to get it for myself. I must have overlooked this one since its pretty average looking by the stock photo – but it looked really cute on! It makes me wonder how many other treasures are hiding behind mediocre stock photos! But anyway, I ordered this in Ivory (I know, I bought hella ivory) and some sizes are already sold out in that color so make your moves quick on this item!
*EDIT AGAIN, 7/18/17:
BP Pocket Tee | Size L
After receiving the bulk of my order, I knew there was some extra room in my budget because I’m going to be making quite a few returns. I decided to order this simple tshirt, just because I definitely don’t have any good long sleeve tees in my wardrobe currently. I really wanted the white with black stripes, but it was sold out, so I settle for this gray and white striped version. I’m actually really excited for this one to come in because I have had several variations of black and white striped clothes throughout the years, but never gray and white! This top comes in 6 colors/patterns and seems to be one of the best selling items. Definitely order several of these since they are only $18.90 during the sale and will go back up to $29 afterwards.
** Edit, take 3! HAHA 7/20/17
Barefoot Dreams Cozy Calypso Cardigan | Size L/XL
I didn’t even see this baby in the sale until the last day of early access, but I had been eyeing both of the other barefoot dreams cardigans that seem to be more widely talked about. Even on sale, both of those cardigans are $75+ dollars, which is pretty steep! The Circle Cardigan isn’t quite my style, and the reviews on Hooded Cardigan say that it looks too much like a robe to be worn out of the house, so when I saw this adorable cardigan which is totally my style and looks nice enough to wear at my (casual) office, I threw it in the cart. Its $15 less than the other options, which is such a shock to me since I usually gravitate towards the most expensive options! I picked up the black one for myself and the ombre one in the photo to gift to my mom for her birthday in August. I can’t wait to see how these feel since they are so highly hyped! I’ve never owned anything from barefoot dreams, but I did feel a robe at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago and it felt heavenly!
So, whats your favorite item from the sale? How do you think this sale compares to years past?! Leave a comment down below letting me know! I’ll be sure to post once my items get here letting you know what I’m keeping and if I need to make any returns! As always, thank you for stopping by 🙂