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TOP 20 Favorites from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Best 20 Items in the Sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to everyone! Today is the start of Public Access so even if you’re not a Nordstrom cardholder and didn’t have early access, you can shop RIGHT NOW!

My goal is to save you time and make shopping this HUGE sale simpler! For my favorites in 25+ categories, check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post here OR click on the tab in the main menu above! I also shared more of my favorite, completely styled outfits over on Youtube. Or check out some of my favorite outfits here.

Please note: This is a highly shopped sale and while there are some restocks, many products sell out quickly. I will try to update posts with the most recent, relevant information.

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1) Free People Sweater

Looking for a basic sweater you can wear into the fall and winter? This sweater by Free People is my #1 favorite from the sale! I love the v-neck which is universally flattering. The length is great too…not too long or short. The color is neutral and versatile. And, the fabric; it’s SO soft and wonderful, you’ll never want to take it off! Wear it off one shoulder for a dash of sexy.
It runs true to size.

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2) Steve Madden Booties

These super chunky Steve Madden boots have a thick lug sole that’s a very big trend right now. These were a little out of my comfort zone, but I ended up really liking them! They have a cool combat boot feel. They run true to size and I’m wearing a 7.5. You can find more of my favorite booties here.

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3) AG Jeans

I love these slim boyfriend jeans by AG and brought them with me to Spain. Baggy and more relaxed fit jeans are where we’re headed in the fashion world. So, these jeans are a great option if you want to dip your toe into the trend without going all in. They’re also a great length (I’m 5’4”). They run true to size, I’m wearing a 26. Find more of my favorite NSale jeans here. By the way, Denise got the same jeans in the wash “17 Years Volt” and loves them.

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4) Gorjana Necklace

If you’re looking for a basic everyday pendant necklace, this Gorjana pendant is great! You can layer it with other necklaces and it makes a big enough impact to your look without being over the top! If you’re looking for more everyday jewelry, make sure you check out this post.

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5) Paige Booties

I shared these booties in this post where I featured two pairs of boots you’ll wear with everything this fall and winter. These Paige booties are going to be your dressier pair of booties. But you can still wear them with jeans for an elevated casual look. I love the sleek and sexy pointed toe. The block heel makes them super easy to walk in but they still add some height. The slanted side zip makes them super easy to get on and off. Plus, they’re super chic and comfortable! They run true to size and I’m wearing a 7.5. They are a little pricey but the quality is SO good and they’ll last you a couple of years!

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6) Paige Jeans

The silhouette of these Paige jeans feels super fresh and modern! I love the minimal distressing and the super high rise. They’re also super comfy! They run TTS.

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7) Nordstrom Poncho

This Nordstrom poncho is super comfortable and I love how easy and chic it is with jeans. You could also style it with leggings for a pulled-together lounging look at home. It’s a wool and cashmere blend so it’s super soft and cozy. During the sale, it’s $99! For a wool & cashmere sweater, that’s a great price point…after the sale, it will be $149. I love the ivory but it also comes in black, olive green, brown taupe, and red.

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8) BB Dakota Dress

I was pleasantly surprised by this BB Dakota dress! It’s super affordable and so chic. I love the smocked cuffs, flattering v-neckline, and the sleeves are great for us 40+ women who want arm coverage. I bought this one for Spain because it’s so easy to dress up or down. The perfect effortless everyday LBD. Note: it does run a little short so if you’re very tall, you can wear this as a tunic top!

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9) Woven Mules

The shoes I’m wearing are a cool pair of woven leather mules by Vince Camuto. If you prefer to wear flats, this is a great option. They’re chic and unique! Plus, all Vince Camuto shoes are super comfortable!

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10) Vince Dress

Here’s why you need this Vince dress over 40: 1) It has sleeves, 2) a longer hemline, 3) flattering neckline, and 4) a cinched waist! It also has a sexy split hem to kick it up a notch. This dress keeps going in and out of stock so if you see it in your size, grab it! It’s super versatile…I brought this with me to Spain, so you’ll be seeing more of it in the next few months!

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11) P448 Sneakers

I have a few pairs of sneakers by P448 and love how comfortable they are! Plus, they’re super stylish and on-trend. If you love the white sneaker look, but not the price, grab these or these.

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12) Veronica Beard Tee

This navy tee by Veronica Beard is another great elevated basic I found while we were shopping. It has a puff sleeve and I love the navy color!

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13) Beyond Yoga Activewear

I bought a pair of Beyond Yoga leggings and a tank from last year’s sale and have worn them so much that I’ve completely worn them out! This year, I bought this cute pink tank and matching leggings to replace my old ones. I’ll be taking this set to Spain so I can do a little Tracy Anderson in our Madrid apartment. The leggings are super flattering, and you’ll feel secure. They are also really soft, don’t ride up, and don’t stick to your skin. The tank is the exact same lovely fabric. I like the pink but the set also comes in a pretty oatmeal and blue.

14) Blank NYC Jacket

Denise is wearing the green Blank NYC quilted jacket. This is a great piece to throw on over a casual look for an extra layer of style. Denise said that the jacket runs really big. In the photo above she’s wearing a medium but ended up purchases the XS.

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15) Nordstrom PJs

These pajamas are SO soft and comfortable! I have them in the pants version and shorts version. This pink striped pattern is from last year but there are three other options available.

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16) Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

These Spanx leggings usually sell out within minutes so grab them if you see your size! I love these leggings and they’re super popular. You can wear them with sneakers and a sweater or dress them up with boots and a blazer. They’re a great pair of leggings to have in your closet! They run true to size but very long.

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17) NeuBrow Serum Set

Thicker brows are definitely IN! A thicker, fuller, more natural brow is much more youthful. Did you over tweeze in the 90s’ like I did!? My brows were SO thin. I’ve grown mine back over 6+ weeks using NeuBrow growth serum. My brows have grown 2-3 times thicker and I’m loving it!

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18) Free People Tee

I’ve owned this cool Free People tee for a while but now it’s on sale! I love that it’s a basic with a twist. The ruching the sleeves gives it an extra style detail that adds interest.

19) 1. State Cami

If you don’t already have a basic cami in your closet, this is a great option! I suggest getting it in black and white because it’s a great price point on sale and you’ll wear it with SO much!

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20) Monica Vinader Necklace

If you’re a longtime subscriber or follower, you know that I love Monica Vinader. All of her jewelry is so beautiful and well made. This dainty necklace is the perfect everyday piece, it layers beautifully, and it’s so gorgeous. You can see me wearing it with pretty much every outfit in this video.

More Nordstrom Sale Posts

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Outfits
Jeans That Will Sell Out Fast
My Favorite Jackets
The Best Boots & Booties
My Favorite Sweaters
The Best Jewelry 
My Home Favorites
Favorites Under $100

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43 thoughts on “TOP 20 Favorites from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    1. I’m 5’4″ so they would be two inches longer on you. Cropped pants in general cut off the legs, but if you wear them with dark booties… you will keep your legs looking long. Black pumps will elongate your body too. Erin xo

  1. I love all your picks. I have already purchased (based on your recommendations) the sorel boots, the v neck sweater and the rag and bone straight leg jeans that you recommended earlier. they are all wonderful purchases. Now i am looking at the halogen faux leather pants and wondering about the sizing. The reviews say they run a little small, but the description says tts. Would you recommend sizing up? Thanks!!

  2. Hi Erin,

    I Never comment But wAnted to let you know that you are my favorite blogger. Your style advice is on point and i have learned so much froM you. I ordered the louise et cie booties and can’t wait to get them!

      1. Hi erin, how did the louise et cie booties fit you? Do you wear socks with them? Trying to dEtermine whether i should size up or if they willstretch?

    1. What I love most about this is that we have some Erin favs with 2 different body types! Erin, this would be a great idea for your future you tube and blogs. It helps those of us medium/lg sized and above would look with your same outfit! Loved this!

  3. Hi Erin

    You wore a Robert Lee Morris sculptural loop necklace in a recent how to wear a camo video I cannot locate this item (I tried your link ) do you know wedge I might find it
    Thank you also did you prefer the frame faux fur or the less expensive burgundy one from Nordstrom

    1. Looks like the necklace sold out. I bought it from Bloomingdales. I checked and it’s not there. Dillard’s also carries Robert Lee Morris, but not there either. I prefer the Frame jacket because of the color. It’s more of a cool red tone. The Sanctuary one has a lot more orange… more of a spicy or warm red.

  4. I prefer matte shadows- my eyes are a mess due to years of rubbing them because of allergies, so i really can’t wear shimmery shades. Do you know if charlotte tilbury, or anybody, makes palettes that are just matte? Also, i’m curious. When you purchase a new piece such as moto jacket, do you pass the older ones on to charity or friends, etc or do you just keep them all as a collection?

  5. What are the cat eye tortoise shell sunglasses you have picture with the Halogen Plaid Coat and the Camel Blazer? I did not see a link for those.

  6. For what its worth, the L’ageance BLazer in your post is the sAme one (in a different color) that Meghan Markle wore at Wimbledon this last weekend.

      1. Hi erin! I recenTly discovered you! ive been watching Your helpful youtube videos and have already fOund some great Basics at consignment shops locally. My first bigger purchase will probably be a moto jacket. I just cant decide on what color…do you have any tips oN that decision? I’m tall, thin, have silver long hair, in my late 40’s. I dont want to look like a biker chick. Honey brown is what im drawn to but that pHOTo oF you above in the black moto jacket with the scarf is just stunniNg! Cant decide. BUt i know i want real leAther. Thank you, heidi.

  7. I cannot locate the coral coloured North Face rain/hiking jacket any where on you blog or the Nordstrom website. Any tips?

  8. Hi there! You truly inspired me to get my Nordstrom order IN! I ordered that pink soft ruffle jacket (cuuuuute!), multirow choker and initial necklace. I can’t wait to get them! You and I have similar style in my opinion. I own some items so similar to the ones on your shipping list. BTW, I loved the way you styled your 10 outfits. AND love your channel! Look forward to seeing more from you!

  9. Hi Erin! I can’t locate the basics checklist. Could you resend, please. Love your videos & blogs! You do an amazing job. Thanks.

    1. The red jumpsuit? Not yet. I ordered a 6P, but who knows how long or short it runs. I’ll keep you posted. Erin xo

  10. Hi Erin, Every time I click on confirm card to try and place item in my shopping cart, I get and error message. I have tried multiple times through your website and entering the site on my own:(

  11. Yeah, Erin! Great choices! Hopefully I placed all of this order through your link. Seemed a little confusing when I left your picks and tried to get to just the full sale site. The embedded link didn’t work like I expected it to. But… I’ve never placed this big an order before and am trying to calm myself down knowing that Nordstrom is so good about returns. I order multiple choices of black “rain” coats in multiple sizes in order to get it right. When with North Face choices, black t’s and sweaters, the Nike sneakers, zella hoodie. Hoping to do a black and red travel scheme.

    1. Morning, Kathy! If you clicked on my link (any of them) I should still get credit.
      Sounds like you picked some good ones…
      Is there anything you think I need to add to my picks??
      Thanks so much!
      Erin xo

    2. What a mess! I managed to get the Stuart Weitzman booties I wanted at 3am but unfortunately was too tired to continue. Around 9am est I put a bunch of other items in my cart including the Alice & Olivia velvet jacket but due to the site being down it’s now sold out in my size. Very disappointed people on their Instagram account. First time doing their sale online and I can’t believe how horribly they handled this sale. Last year I stumbled onto the sale at the mall and got the Tory Burch boots you choose among other items so was eager to try online. Now I don’t even want the items not sold out.

      1. You are SO right. It was a freakin mess. I was very disappointed too. I was so focused on ‘my picks’ for the site, that I didn’t order (or try to order until late morning) and literally it wouldn’t go through for hours. And, I’m still not sure it did cause I’m waiting on confirmation order. That said, I’m still excited! I can’t help it…
        I hope they learn from this snafu and improve on it next year (and certainly for public access day on the 21st). TFS. Sorry you had such a hard time. Erin xo

        1. Thanks Erin,

          I’m really happy I was able to get the Stuart Weitzman boots so I can’t really complain. I did go back and get a few more items including two more boots, the Franco Sarto Paivley in the burgundy and Steve Madden grand bootie although I’m thinking these might be too young. We shall see. Bloomingdale’s has been my go to store for 30 years and they’ve been having their own sale this week. No similar Alice & Olivia velvet jacket on their site but they have a beautiful Satin Blazer and a Cropped Bow Collar jacket at 25% off. They have a gorgeous Lupita Embroidered Halter Maxi dress that would look lovely on you.

          Hope you get your order and look forward to your haul videos.

          1. Thanks Lorrie! I love Bloomingdales, but I don’t like the shipping. I don’t order from there much anymore because I don’t want to print a return label. Ha. How silly is that?? But, I will definitely check out the sale. Thank you for the heads up! I got those SW boots too!

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