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2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses [Loves, Likes and Oh My’s!]

July 19, 2018

By:

Erin Schrader

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y. The time that ALL of us have been waiting for, public access for the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open and ready for EVERYBODY to get their shop on! Think of it as an all skate, everyone skate. Life [and sales] are so much more fun when we can all participate, yes? For those of you who haven’t been able to shop the last week of life, well congratulations – you are officially much, much richer than I, but also, welcome to the dark [and by dark I mean fashionable and FUN] side of life 😉

While there are literally thousands of items [I may have ordered just a few shy of this number #sorryUPSman] I am hoping this compilation of hits and misses will not just save you some time,  but see the items on a real person and also be able to hear my honest thoughts on sizing, quality, cut and all of that good stuff! If you have been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale already, you may have missed a thing or two, but have no fear – you have until August 5th to purchase the products at a major discount. After that, prices will go back up to normal.

You may remember when I showed you all here what I actually purchased [I may have accidentally blacked out and purchased a few..hundred other items after this post was published] and now it’s time to tell you exactly how I feel about everything now that I have tried it on, photographed it, begged my husband to let me keep it and all that good stuff. I will say, while I had a lot of things that I absolutely loved, I also had some things that I absolutely hated. Strap on your panties [is that a thing?] and get settled, we’ve got a lot to cover folks. Before we get this party started – remember the following things:

Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips & Tricks

  1. Anything that you love and want for yourself, add to your wish list tonight and check out once the sale is live! If it isn’t currently available in your size and color preference, I heard a rumor that items will be restocked for public access so check back often!
  2. Remember that Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns! Because of this, I would recommend ordering two sizes on things you are unsure of, to make sure that you can get it at the sale price and return the one that doesn’t work!
  3. Some of the items I mention may currently be out of stock, but check back often for restocks! We’ll also be notifying you of restocks over on our Facebook page and Insiders group [highly recommend joining the group for a ton of helpful info and nightly giveaways!]
  4. Keep in mind that while the sale lasts until 8/5, things go quick so don’t be like N*Sync and have to say “bye, bye, bye” to everything before it’s gone – shop early!
  5. Last but not least, if there’s anything I didn’t cover and you still have questions, ask away below and I’ll answer right here so check back!

ps. For sizing reference, I am 5’4, 125 lbs on a good day, typically a 2 in tops/dresses and 26 in jeans/pants with a preferred inseam of 26-28 inches. Bra size is 30DDD [I get it from my momma]. Now, who’s ready to see this lineup?!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Jackets and Cardigans

HIT: CASLON KNIT BLAZER [True to size, wearing in XS]  So comfortable and lightweight – I love that you can wear this to the office or on a day of running errands! Super versatile and feels great! caslon knit blazer // BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans //  BP. Brice Notched Bootie

HIT: Caslon(R) Utility Jacket [size down if in between, wearing in XS] This is a jacket everybody must have! The camo, the the pink embroidery detail, oh my! Lightweight and not bulky! Caslon(R) Utility Jacket // BP Lace Trim Cami // KUT from the Kloth Donna Release Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans //  Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie

HIT: Mural Drape Trench [true to size, wearing in XS – it is a little tight in the chest and upper arms so size up if in between/bustier] This is an absolute 100% yes on my part! It’s lined, the color is so pretty and can double as an added piece to bring your outfit alive or as a jacket [just note – it doesn’t close]! Mural Drape Trench // BP Lace Trim Cami // KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

HIT: BB Dakota Gabrielle Faux Leather Asymmetrical Jacket [true to size, wearing in small] This jacket is so good and all of the yes’s! It feels like high quality for less than $70 and I love the mixed material! Awesome for nights out! BB Dakota Gabrielle Faux Leather Asymmetrical Jacket // BP Lace Trim Cami // KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

HIT: Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater [size down if in between, wearing in XS] Dare I say this is my fave cardigan of the sale? It’s not bulky, has the softest ribbed material and has layering abilities written ALL over it. More colors, please! Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater // Slouchy Pocket Henley // AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans //  Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie

HIT: Barefoot Dreams(R) CozyChic Lite(R) Circle Cardigan [size down if in between, wearing in XS/SM] This will come as no surprise to anybody. If you’ve never tried Barefoot Dreams, the time is NOW. So soft [and stays that way – just air dry!]  Great for travel, lounge, on the go, or as gifts! Barefoot Dreams(R) CozyChic Lite(R) Circle Cardigan // Halogen(R) V-Neck Tunic Tee //SPANX(R) Camo Faux Leather Leggings // Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker

HIT: MICHAEL Michael Kors Hybrid Hooded Down Jacket [true to size, wearing in small] Between the winter white color, gold detail and the fact that it has the ability to keep you warm while not making you look bulky, it’s a win all around!MICHAEL Michael Kors Hybrid Hooded Down Jacket // KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot

HIT: Caslon(R) Asymmetrical Drape Collar Terry Jacket [size down if in between, wearing in XS] Here’s another jacket that I think every closet could benefit from having. It’s such a comfortable fabric, hangs nicely, isn’t bulky and has pockets [always worth pointing out ;)] I will totally wear this out to dinner or to office on casual Fridays [who am I kidding, every day is casual Friday at my office..]Caslon(R) Asymmetrical Drape Collar Terry Jacket // BP Lace Trim Cami // rag & bone/JEAN Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Vince Camuto Kentvi Sandal // Necklace

HIT: BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood [true to size, wearing in XS] I love a good Blanknyc jacket and this one doesn’t disappoint. I’m obsessed with this green color for fall! It feels good on and I love that I can remove the hood if I want a little less bulk!BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood // BP Lace Trim Cami // Citizens of Humanity Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Genuine Calf Hair Flat

HIT: The North Face Westborough Insulated Jacket [size up if in between, wearing in small] I love that this jacket isn’t super bulky but yet still packs a punch for warmth. I like that the back goes down in the back a bit to cover my butt. It has a nice preppy look, I wasn’t certain about this one at first, but now I love it! The North Face Westborough Insulated Jacket // PAIGE Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans // Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boot

HIT: BLANKNYC Cloud Nine Drape Jacket [size down if in between, wearing in XS] I love this so much, it is SO soft and I love that you can wear it a couple of ways! Easy to dress up for a night our or wear with leggings for a more casual look. I was intimidated by the faux suede at first but it is perfect! BLANKNYC Cloud Nine Drape Jacket // BP Lace Trim Cami // rag & bone/JEAN Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Genuine Calf Hair Flat // Necklace

HIT: Zella Cozy Up Bomber Jacket [size up, wearing in small] Zella does it again. I am bomber OBSESSED and this one is no exception. So cozy, soft and freaking adorable. Zella Cozy Up Bomber Jacket // Zella High Waist Leggings // UGG(R) Pasqual Boot

HIT: Gibson Convertible Cozy Fleece Wrap Cardigan [true to size, wearing in XS] The fleece is SO soft and you can wear it two ways [although I’d just wear it wrapped] so perfect for travel! Super easy to wrap [watch this FB live for how to!] This is a must-have! Gibson Convertible Cozy Fleece Wrap Cardigan

HIT: BP. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan [size down if in between, wearing in XS] This is such a perfect cardigan, love the circle hem, it isn’t too bulky and is nice and lightweight easy for layering! I’d totally love this in more colors! BP. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan // BP Lace Trim Cami //  KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Vince Camuto Kentvi Sandal

HIT: KUT from the Kloth Haddie Faux Suede Moto Jacket [size down if in between, wearing in small but could have done XS] This is such a comfortable jacket, I can’t get over how good it feels! I was afraid of the red at first and now I absolutely love it! I want this in grey next! Such a great jacket! KUT from the Kloth Haddie Faux Suede Moto Jacket // BP Lace Trim Cami //  KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

HIT: The North Face Crew Run Wind Anorak [size up if in between, wearing in small] This color combo is PERFECTION. It does run a little short so if you are taller I would stay away! I love the front pocket and that it is nice and lightweight. The North Face Crew Run Wind Anorak // Zella ‘Plank’ Pants // Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker

HIT: Olivia Moon Cotton Blend Knit Blazer [true to size, wearing in XS] If you need a blazer, this baby is for you! I absolutely the lining and fit of this jacket and the collar of the jacket. Definite win! Olivia Moon Cotton Blend Knit Blazer

MISS: Badgley Mischka Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Front Coat [size down, wearing in XS] I wanted to love this but unfortunately I felt like it was quite large and was itchy due to it not being lined at all. I love the color but am going to have to pass! Badgley Mischka Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Front Coat // BP Lace Trim Cami //  KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

MISS: J.CREW J. Crew Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat [size down, wearing in 2 but could have done 0] I love this coat for obvious reasons [the color yellow being its main winning point] however, it is itchy because it isn’t lined. Unfortunately, going back! J.CREW J. Crew Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat // BP Lace Trim Cami //  KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

MISS: Barefoot Dreams(R) CozyChic(R) Cardigan [size down, wearing in small] I only had one thought when I saw this…Straight. Up. Grandma. It is much bulkier than the circle cardigan, sending back asap. Barefoot Dreams(R) CozyChic(R) Cardigan // Zella High Waist Leggings // UGG(R) Dakota Bow Slipper

MISS: Leith Midi Coat [size down, wearing in XS and still swimming] I thought this felt like a hospital blanket combined with a nurse gown. A huge miss for me. Leith Midi Coat // BP Lace Trim Cami //  KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Boots, Booties and Shoes

HIT: MARC FISHER LTD Valen Sandal [true to size] I love these oh so much! The strap is a little loose around my ankle but I believe I could punch another hole. Super comfortable and highly recommend! Some of my favorites from the sale! Taylor Shift Dress // MARC FISHER LTD Valen Sandal 

HIT: Born Cupra Riding Boot [true to size, available in regular and wide calf] If you are buying one pair of shoes from the sale, I would choose THESE. They are the BEST riding boots you will ever put on your feet and I firmly believe that. The past two anniversary sale’s I purchased the pair of Born riding boots and I still wear them constantly in the fall and winter. Beyond comfortable, last forever and look awesome with nearly any outfit! A must! Born Cupra Riding Boot // BP Textured Sweater

HIT: Sam Edelman Rivera Genuine Calf Hair Flat [true to size] I’m a sucker for Sam Edelman and a good pair of flats, I love these in both the leopard and bright pink! So comfortable and I love the little stud detail! My feet do slip in and out some so trying to decide if they need broken in or that’s how they will be? Bobeau Side Tie Wrap Top // rag & bone/JEAN Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Genuine Calf Hair Flat

HIT: Vince Camuto Reeista Bootie [true to size] Vince never does wrong in my book. While these aren’t great shoes for the dead of winter, I will wear them throughout the fall and spring. Plenty comfortable and I love the side cutout. If you are in California or Florida, please wear these all of the time. Thank you. BP. Plaid Shirt // AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans // Vince Camuto Reeista Bootie

HIT: Blondo Nicola Waterproof Knee High Boot [true to size] One word: WATERPROOF! These are so good. I love that they don’t go over the knee, but still go all the way to the knee. Not having to worry about wear from snow and rain is such an added benefit! Trouve Rib Funnel Neck Sweater  // Blondo Nicola Waterproof Knee High Boot

HIT: Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Genuine Shearling Lined Boot [true to size] These are so adorable in their light colors. Nice and warm, waterproof, and cute! They aren’t too clunky either which is nice!  HIT: Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot [size down for half sizes] I’m a Hunter addict so yes, I love them. The plain matte black is nice because you can pair them with just about anything! Rain, I’m ready for ya.
Zella Cashmere and Wool Hoodie // SPANX(R) Camo Faux Leather Leggings //Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot

HIT: UGG(R) Pasqual Boot  [true to size] These are so CUTE. You can wear them up or folded down some. So warm and cozy, I know I will wear these often! Zella Cozy Up Bomber Jacket // Zella High Waist Live In Leggings // UGG(R) Pasqual Boot 

HIT: Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie [true to size] I could see some of these being my most worn booties this fall. The stitching detail is spot on and they are so comfortable! They can be worn with no show socks and because they have a low heel, they are super easy for anybody to wear! HIT: Vince Camuto Kentvi Sandal [true to size] I was so happy to find an open toe bootie in the sale as I love wearing this style during late summer, early fall and spring. The perforated detail is a fun touch and just like all Vince shoes, they are very comfortable! Caslon(R) Asymmetrical Drape Collar Terry Jacket // BP Lace Trim Cami // rag & bone/JEAN Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Vince Camuto Kentvi Sandal // Necklace

HIT: Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump [true to size] I can’t get over how comfortable these are! They are definitely a little more spunky and edgy than I would normally wear but fun for a date night!Gibson Knot Front Stretch Knit Body-Con Dress // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump

HIT: Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie [true to size] THE BEST of the sale! These are so lightweight, comfortable and can be worn with no show socks! They feel like a dream on your feet! I’ll take ’em in every color please! Gibson Ribbed Cozy Fleece Twist Back Top // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans // Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie

HIT: UGG(R) Dakota Bow Slipper [size up for half sizes, they do stretch with wear] I have worn and loved my UGG slippers for years! the warmest without making my feet get too hot! HIT: Caslon(R) Braided Bootie [true to size] These are quite comfortable and I love the braided detail and the blush pink color – the only problem is that blush can be a little tricky to pair when it comes to shoes sometime! They are also quite seasonal so I don’t know if I will keep them or send them back? Free People January Tee // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Caslon(R) Braided Bootie

HIT: Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker [true to size] I LOVE these! The lavender is such a cute feminine touch for an athletic shoe. I will wear these while traveling or working out. Super lightweight and comfortable! Barefoot Dreams(R) CozyChic Lite(R) Circle Cardigan // Halogen(R) V-Neck Tunic Tee //SPANX(R) Camo Faux Leather Leggings // Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker

HIT: Sam Edelman Rivera Flat [true to size] I’m a sucker for Sam Edelman and a good pair of flats, I love these in both the leopard and bright pink! So comfortable and I love the little stud detail! My feet do slip in and out some so trying to decide if they need broken in or that’s how they will be?
Bobeau Ruched Sleeve Stretch Crepe Blouse //KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Flat

HIT: Converse Chuck Taylor(R) ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker [true to size] It’s no shocker that I love Converse, these especially. Add some gold touches to an already adorable shoe and I’m sold! Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Fleece // KUT from the Kloth Donna Ankle Skinny Jeans // Converse Chuck Taylor(R) ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker

HIT: Hunter Refined High Gloss Quilted Short Rain Boot [size down for half sizes] I  LOVE these! I’ve been on the hunt for shorter boots and these are perfect! The color is spot on and I love the quilted detail!Madewell Province Cross Back Knit Sweater // Hunter Refined High Gloss Quilted Short Rain Boot

HIT: Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boot [true to size] I am a big fan of over the knee boots, but it’s nice when they don’t overwhelm your legs! I found these to be just that! Cute stitching detail and so comfortable thanks to the low heel!Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boot // Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boot

HIT: Blondo Lanka Waterproof Bootie [true to size] Again, waterproof so I am sold. I love knowing they will stay good forever. These are super comfortable! Madewell Province Cross Back Knit Sweater //BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans // Blondo Lanka Waterproof Bootie

HIT: BP. Brice Notched Bootie [true to size] I love that you can wear these two ways! Up or down, they look great both ways! They do have a thicker heel which makes it easier to walk!BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans //  BP. Brice Notched Bootie

ON THE FENCE: Lucky Brand Perrma Bootie [true to size] These go with literally almost everything. While I love the design of them, I didn’t find them to be the most comfortable pair of booties that I purchased so I can’t decide if they are worth keeping or not! Decisions, decisions. Free People January Tee // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Lucky Brand Perrma Bootie

ON THE FENCE: Steve Madden Sultan Chelsea Wedge Sneaker [true to size] While these are so comfortable and unique, I just don’t know how much I would reach for them when leaving the house. I love that they are different, but I don’t know if I love them enough to keep them? Super comfortable! Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Steve Madden Sultan Chelsea Wedge Sneaker

ON THE FENCE: ED Ellen DeGeneres Crowley Quilted Sneaker [true to size] Here’s the dilemma on these – I love them [as much as I love Ellen herself] but I kinda feel like I’m wearing a bowling shoe in these. They are so comfortable and the quilt pattern is great so I should keep them, bowling or not, right? Halogen(R) V-Neck Tunic // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // ED Ellen DeGeneres Crowley Quilted Sneaker

MISS: Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Boot [true to size] While I liked the lighter colored Sperry boots, these black look a little too “biker chic” or something for me MISS. Sending back! North Face Gotham Coat // Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Boot

MISS: Cole Haan GrandPro Spectator Scalloped Slip-On Sneaker [true to size] Here’s the thing – I love these, however, for $100 I don’t think I would wear them too much. They are so comfortable and the scallops kill me in the best way possible, but logistically, they probably don’t make sense in my closet. Caslon(R) Utility Jacket // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Cole Haan GrandPro Spectator Scalloped Slip-On Sneaker

MISS: Tory Burch Marsden Flat Thong Sandal [true to size] While these are a great sandal, I can’t justify paying nearly $150 for them. They are comfortable and could be worn often, but they were loose on the top and I couldn’t adjust them more. Leith Melange Wrap Dress // Caslon(R) Calson(R) Dolman Sleeve Sweater // AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans // Tory Burch Marsden Flat Thong Sandal

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Tops, Tees, Sweatshirts and Sweaters

HIT: Trouve Rib Funnel Neck Sweater [true to size, wearing in XS] I really like this! The neck is so fun, it’s super cozy and a great color! Can easily be dressed up or down!Trouve Rib Funnel Neck Sweater // Blondo Nicola Waterproof Knee High Boot

HIT: Free People January Tee [size down if in between, wearing in XS] I like that it’s not too deep of a neckline but still shoes a good amount of skin. The ribbed texture is so soft and I like that it’s longer in the back but not too long. You could tuck it in the front or leave it out.  Free People January Tee // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Caslon(R) Braided Bootie

HIT: BP. Plaid Shirt [true to size, wearing in XS] This top is super soft and a great price! These come in so many colors and are great for layering under vests and jackets!
BP. Plaid Shirt // AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans // Vince Camuto Reeista Bootie

HIT: Zella Cashmere and Wool Hoodie [true to size, wearing in Small]. I wasn’t sure what I would think of this, but holy cow, I’m in love! It’s so soft and lightweight, I like that it’s a little longer so you could wear it with leggings. Zella Cashmere and Wool Hoodie // SPANX(R) Camo Faux Leather Leggings //Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot

HIT: Caslon(R) Peplum Top [size down, wearing in XS] I absolutely love this! It is a bit of an oversized look, but it’s nice, flowy and comfortable! Fun colors and this asymmetrical peplum detail is fun!Caslon(R) Peplum Top // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans // Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie

HIT: Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover [true to size, wearing in small] This is THE fluffiest, softest thing I’ll ever wear and yes, I will have it on ALL winter long. Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover //  7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans

HIT: Caslon Plaid Shirt [true to size, wearing in small] This is another great plaid option! This one runs longer in the back so you could do this with leggings as opposed to the other one! HIT: Gibson Cozy Fleece Tunic [size down, wearing in XS] I love this tunic! SO soft and the exposed seam is fun in the front and back! Highly recommend in every color! HIT: Gibson Ribbed Cozy Fleece Twist Back Top[size down if in between, wearing in XS] I’m all about this ribbed fabrics these days. The back adds a fun twist! Could be worn with leggings, and would be super cute with a bralette! Gibson Ribbed Cozy Fleece Twist Back Top // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans // Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie

HIT: UGG(R) Astrid Poncho [size down if in between, wearing in XS] I wasn’t sure if I would like this but I absolutely love it. It’s not as heavy as other years and could be layered if needed. the neck is perfection and I love the front pocket! so soft! UGG(R) Astrid Poncho //  SPANX(R) Camo Faux Leather Leggings //Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot

HIT: BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee [true to size, wearing in XS] This is so soft and lightweight, the V isn’t too low and it’s an easy tee to throw on and go! Stock up! BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans //  BP. Brice Notched Bootie 

HIT: Bobeau Ruched Sleeve Stretch Crepe Blouse [true to size, wearing in XS] I really love this! So cute with black pants for the office or with jeans for out and about! The ruched sleeve detail is cute! Bobeau Ruched Sleeve Stretch Crepe Blouse // KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Flat

HIT: Caslon(R) Calson(R) Dolman Sleeve Sweater [true to size, wearing in xs] I would buy this in every color possible. The neckline is perfect for wearing it either off the shoulder or as a boat neck. Nice and comfy! Caslon(R) Calson(R) Dolman Sleeve Sweater // AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans  // Tory Burch Marsden Flat Thong Sandal

HIT: BOBEAU FAUX WRAP KNIT SWEATER [true to size, wearing in XS] I really love this soft sweater! The faux wrap is perfect and not too low! The only downside is it is somewhat sheer so if you are uncomfortable with that you would want a cami underneath. BOBEAU FAUX WRAP KNIT SWEATER // Universal Thread Shorts // Tory Burch Marsden Flat Thong Sandal

HIT: Bobeau Side Tie Wrap Top[true to size, wearing in XS] This is so cute for work or play. It is breast feeding friendly which is a bonus for you mamas! I’d love this in more colors! Bobeau Side Tie Wrap Top // KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Genuine Calf Hair Flat

HIT:Caslon(R) Rounded V-Neck Tee[size down if in between, wearing in XS] I love these tees! The rounded neck is perfect and doesn’t show too much off and they work really well under jackets or cardigans! HIT: Halogen(R) Stretch Woven Shirt[size down if in between, wearing in XS] This shirt is so crisp and professional! It has a great stretch to it and will make any work day feel a little better! 

HIT: Slouchy Pocket Henley [true to size, wearing in small] I love these for layering or alone! You can tuck or leave it untucked! So soft and easy to wear! HIT: Halogen(R) V-Neck Tunic[true to size, wearing in XS] This is a great basic for wearing alone or under vests and jackets htis fall! It is a little longer in the back so leggings should be just fine! Nice and soft! Halogen(R) V-Neck Tunic // 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans

HIT: Halogen(R) V-Neck Tunic Tee [size up if in between, wearing in XS but could have done small] This is more form fitting than I prefer! I don’t always love side slits but these don’t go up too high, it is a nice tee for leggings or for layering since it isn’t too baggy.

ON THE FENCE: Halogen(R) Ruffle Neck Sweater [true to size, wearing XS] While this is so cozy, comfy and has the fun neck detail, I can’t decide how often I would reach for it in my closet. I may hold on to it for awhile and see!KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans

ON THE FENCE: Halogen(R) Gathered Neck Blouse [true to size, wearing in XS] At first I didn’t know what to think but then after wearing it for a longer period of time it grew on me! I think this could be really cute as a work top! 

MISS: Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Fleece [size up if in between, wearing in XS] While this is a great pullover, I prefer the quilted pullovers more, so this one is going back! This is nice and lightweight and not bulky but still warm! Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Fleece // KUT from the Kloth Donna Ankle Skinny Jeans // 

MISS: Trouve Long Sleeve Wrap Blouse [true to size, wearing in XS] While I wanted to love this, it just wasn’t working for me. It felt very odd on and I couldn’t figure out why. The bright side: it is breast feeding friendly! KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Flat

MISS: BP. Balloon Sleeve Sweater [size down if in between, wearing XS], I like the color and the neck, but I don’t see myself reaching for this top in my closet. Going back! KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans

MISS: BP. Exposed Seam Sweater [true to size, wearing in XS] This is just an overall no for me. I don’t like the cut of it really at all or not it fits. Sending back fast. BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans

MISS: Halogen(R) Puff Sleeve Sweater [size up, wearing in XS but need in small] I don’t love this, it is too form fitting and I just didn’t like how it looks overall. Sorry, bye bye. KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans  Sam Edelman Rivera Flat

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Denim and Pants

HIT: KUT from the Kloth Donna Release Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing in 2] These are some of my favorites from the entire sale! So comfortable, love the ankle detail and raw hem. Such a win! HIT: 7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing in 26] Again with the raw hem detail, I’m a sucker. These are pretty similar to the pair above. Also stretchy and comfortable!  HIT: rag & bone/JEAN Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing in 26] These are such a yes in my book, I love the raw hem, they are so soft and true to size and the perfect length for me! Another favorite pair from the sale!  HIT: AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing in 26] These are a great pair of premium denim at a good price! They are so soft, they are a little longer than I would prefer, but still overall a great pair of jeans! High quality and you can tell! HIT: SPANX(R) Camo Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in XS but could have done small] SOLD. I love these and will wear them constantly! Cute for travel, out and about, or date night. HIT: BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing in 26] I love a good high waisted jean and for this price, you can’t beat it. I also like that they have some distressing but that it’s not overly done! I can see myself getting a ton of use out of these this fall! HIT: KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans [true to size, wearing in petite for 5’4] These are an amazing pair of black pants! So comfortable and I love where they hit in the petite length! Will be wearing on repeat! KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans

HIT: KUT from the Kloth Donna Ankle Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing in 2] As you can see Kut from the Kloth wins this years denim selection! Comfortable, nice stretch and great length!  Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Fleece

HIT: Halogen(R) Seamed Ponte Knit Leggings [true to size, wearing in XS] These are a great pair of ponte leggings which can work well for the office or out! I love the front and back seam that go down the legs. They also hit at a nice point for both heels and flat! Sam Edelman Rivera Flat

MISS: PAIGE Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans [true to size, wearing 26]. I have owned Paige jeans in the past and I’ve always found them to stretch out and bag out in the knee area. They are super soft but based on past experience, they are going back!  MISS: KUT from the Kloth Natalie Stretch Bootleg Jeans [true to size, wearing in 2] If I were taller, I would love these, however, due to the length they won’t work for me. If you are looking for a non-skinny option and have long legs, you may just love these!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Dresses and Skirts

HIT: Taylor Shift Dress [true to size, wearing in small] I love this dress! It’s so easy to throw on and go! Regular bra works just perfect and it has pockets! Lined and not sheer!HIT: Leith Melange Wrap Dress [size up if in between, wearing in XS but could have done in small]  This dress is super comfortable and has a flattering waist line. It could easily be dressed up with heels or down with sandals. It is a little more vavoom than I’m used to, but not too much to where it is uncomfortable. HIT: Gibson Knot Front Stretch Knit Body-Con Dress [size up if you prefer a looser fit, wearing in XS but could have done small] This dress is very flatting dress with the cute cross knot in the front! Work or play, this baby is your ticket! HIT: Vince Camuto Ponte Midi Skirt [size down, wearing in XS] This skirt is so stretchy and comfortable! The length is longer than what I normally wear for a pencil skirt, but I like it! This is great for an office!  MISS: Leith Sleek Knit Midi Dress [size up, wearing in XS but yikes, need a small or medium] This dress is too form fitting for my comfort. I didn’t love how it hugged me in the wrong areas and showed every roll possible. They also showed a decent amount of cleavage, going back!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Sleepwear and Athleisure

HIT: Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas[true to size, wearing in XS] These are SO soft and comfortable! I love these oh so much and they encourage sleep at all times. I will happily oblige… HIT: Zella High Waist Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing in XS] My favorite leggings on the planet! They stay up and stay in good shape for years. If you don’t own these, you should absolutely try these during the sale! HIT: Make + Model Too Cool Pullover and  Make + Model Too Cool Shorts [true to size, wearing in small in both] I LOVE these PJ’s. Make and Model is my favorite loungwear brand – not only are they so soft and cozy, they are so cute! HIT: Make + Model ‘Gotta Have It’ V-Neck Tee [size down if in between, wearing in XS + Make + Model Dreamy Fleece Jogger Pants [size up, wearing in XS but need in small] Again, the comfiest loungewear ever. End of story. 

HIT: Zella Harlow Wrap Hoodie Jacket [size down if in between, wearing in small but would prefer XS] This is SUPER soft and I  love the drape of it. It’s not too bulky, but lays nicely. Love it! MISS: Zella ‘Plank’ Pants [size up if in between, wearing in XS but need small] I’m not a huge fan of the flare because I feel like they are awkward to wear with shoes and they are quite long on me. I’ll stick to the skinny leggings! MISS: Zella High Waist V-Back Ankle Leggings [size up, wearing in XS but need small] While I love Zella leggings, I don’t think I love white leggings. Too much seeing of things if you know what I mean. I do love the mesh on the sides, however! Going back! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses: Accessories and Handbags

HIT: Herschel Supply Co. Strand Flight Satin Duffel Bag This is the PERFECT travel bag! I love that I could hold my water on the outside, that it is waterproof and the cutest color! Perfect size! 

HIT: Sole Society ‘Lacie’ Faux Leather Duffel Bag You can’t beat a good Sole Society duffel bag, I always use these for travel and weekend getaways. Big enough to fit everything I need! For the price, they are an amazing value! HIT: Sole Society Fronto Faux Leather Tote This comes with an attached clutch and is a great under $50 option! BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans

HIT: Tory Burch Marsden Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag I was pleasantly surprised with just how much I liked this crossbody bag. It will be perfect for travel, concerts and any time I’m on the go. Great quality and plenty of pocket space on the inside!HIT: Tory Burch Marsden Pebbled Leather Tote This bag is a beauty. While it is a little spendy, I could see myself using it quite a bit as it does fit a laptop which is nice for days at the office and on the go. I love the blush color and gold chain detail, definitely a favorite from the sale! HIT: Longchamp Bag I now get the Longchamp hype. I love that you can adjust this to be different bag sizes with the zip of a zipper! The yellow is so fun! HIT: BaubleBar Twilight Set of 2 Earrings I absolutely love these! You get TWO pairs of earrings which actually equates to FOUR different earrings because you can wear them as a stud only or stud and hoop option together! Such a great buy!  

MISS Rebecca Minkoff Medium Keith Suede & Leather Satchel For the price, I would expect a bit more. It’s super cute, but I think I could find a more affordable option with a similar look. Sorry, back it goes! Madewell Province Cross Back Knit Sweater // Blondo Lanka Waterproof Bootie

MISS Leith Asymmetrical Zip Faux Leather Tote Bag & Zip Pouch While I really like the look of this bag, I don’t know how much I would actually end up using it due to the color. Otherwise, it’s awesome!  7 For All Mankind(R) b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // Sam Edelman Rivera Genuine Calf Hair Flat

MISS: Nordstrom Kara Leather Expandable Crossbody Bag Here’s the thing, I love the bag, however, for almost $100 I don’t know if I love it that much. It is a great size, but it reminds me a lot of a $39 version that I already own! KUT from the Kloth Diana in Black Jeans

 

And that concludes this years largest EVER hits and misses blog post! Hopefully you found this post to be a great resource for the sale! If you have any questions on anything, let me know! But for now, get to shopping!

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  1. Elizabeth Breen says:

    Love the outfit with the camo jacket! It’s out of my normal comfort zone but I’ve been stretching my fashion sense lately thanks to this blog and other facebook groups.

  2. Destiny Richmond says:

    Love being able to see outfit ideas and real honest reviews!

  3. Amanda Lee says:

    The outfit with the dolman top, Tory Burch sandals, Tory Burch crossbody bag, and jeans! Love!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I had the exact same issue with the ribbed lilac Leith dress. It was my most wanted item and I’m so disappointed in how it hugged EVERY LUMP AND BUMP.

  5. Lauren Friedrichs says:

    This has been SUPER helpful!! Merry Christmas in July to me! 🙂

  6. Susan Stelluto says:

    So many great looks!! I love the Carlson Utility jacket,the BP lace cami,KUT from the Kloth Donna Release hem skinny jeans with the Vince Perista bootie!!!

    And the Bob

  7. Amanda D says:

    Love this! That green bag is AMAZING!!

  8. Becky Patrick says:

    Wow!! Impressive list! Loving the white MK jacket. Totally missed that!

  9. Kristie Wilson says:

    Amazing recap of lots of great sale items! Your sizing notes are very helpful and I love seeing the variety of items you featured.

  10. Stacy says:

    So hard to choose just one. I’m going
    With BP plaid shirt, Leith Circle Cardigan and vmorning Vince Camuto booties ????

  11. Michele says:

    I really like the black shirt with flowers. Like that whole outfit

  12. Jamie says:

    Thank you!!!! Love all your insight, it helps me so much. Youare absolutely gorgeous!!!

  13. Boo Statsick says:

    Hi Erin!
    I love your blog and am so glad your dad is doing better! I have a question, what undergarments do you wear? I also have larger boobs (I’m bigger than you in general-typically a size large/12) but I can’t seem to find the best under garments -they all seem to make the girls look even bigger!

    On a side note-I’m so jealous of all the amazing food you can eat and stay so thin! I’m hoping it’s because you spend hours at the gym every day but you never bring that up so probably not….anyways keep up the great blog/stories/etc. I’m a mom of 4 kids and enjoy living vicariously through you!

    Hugs-
    Boo Statsick

  14. Katlin Nash says:

    The mural draped trench coat outfit
    is to die for! Would love that coat and shoes!

  15. Cari Ann says:

    Love all the tips and rationales for the hits and misses! You put so many outfits together so well and of course more was added to my cart! ????????‍♀️ Now, which would you choose… Blondo Nicola waterproof boots or the Vince over the knee?

    PS. Hope your dad is in good spirits! ???????????????? For a speedy recovery!

  16. Suzie says:

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  17. Kalisha Morin says:

    Love the Blanknyc jacket outfit! Adorable

  18. Tina says:

    Love the Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan and leggings! So many cute outfits. Thanks for the fun fashion show! ????

  19. Kelly says:

    Love the Kara crossbody!

  20. Amy says:

    Amazing post! You look amazing in everything and your picks are going to make me very poor this month 😛

  21. Loved seeing your picks!! And dang, I thought I was done shopping, but I’m going back for round two on some of the North Face pieces and that Caslon Dolman Sleeve Sweater! I bought the BP plaid shirt in yellow and got so many comments that it gave everyone a Cher from Clueless vibe — gotta be honest, not a problem for me, lol. But I might go back for the blue color you got — adorable! I’m so with you on that Halogen puff sleeve sweater — mine was vacuum sealed to me and just off — but I wanted to love it so bad. Thanks for the great style picks, Erin! My wallet doesn’t thank you, lol, but I do!

  22. Tiffany says:

    I love this post of hits & misses. I like that you gave us reasons why it was a hit or a miss. Would have liked a little more info on fit of the clothing. Thanks for another great post.

  23. Jo B says:

    Hmm, a lot of those sweater or wrap tops are looking like “miss”es to me. Love the jeans on you, though I would have liked to see the longer AG jeans that sold out.

  24. Kasey says:

    Oh my goodness,eave a comment with the one I love?! Impossible. You make everything look great! Thank you so much for the honest feedback on items. I would be lucky to win the first or the seventh outfit… Mostly because I lost count after that. ???? You are so fun to follow! Thanks again for being a bright light in the internet world. ~Kasey

  25. Shelley Klein says:

    Was so bummed about the KUT from the Kloth Natalie Stretch Bootleg Jeans, too! Ordered in petite for the length and they were still 6 inches too long. Its hard to hem a bootleg jean because I feel like you lose the way its supposed to look. And agree about the Caslon round v-neck tees, they’re the best!

  26. SARA says:

    For the Sam Edelman flats that’s are slipping, try a foam or gel toe pad. It should stop your heel from coming out. The heel coming out is from the shoes being slightly too big. (I sell women’s shoes at Macy’s).

  27. Christina says:

    Thanks for the review!! I love seeing the clothes on real people ! I added a few things to my cart !
    Be blessed

  28. Jocelyn in the STL says:

    This post was the best Nordstrom anniversary sale post and there have been A LOT. I find it so refreshing that you show the misses too. So glad I found your blog!

  29. Meg says:

    That’s for the helpful guide!! I’m not seeing many restocks 🙁 if they were going to restock would they have done so already?

  30. Caitlin Eason says:

    LOVED this post! Def helps me decide which item to splurge on and buy now! Love all the shoes this year!! Too good to pass up!

    Xx,
    Caitlin @caitash

  31. Autumn Connot says:

    Can you tell me the color of the Born boots you are wearing? Are they Brown or Rust?

    Cupra Tall Boot
    BØRN

  32. Tara says:

    The TB crossbody wallet/bag, what color do you have in the photo? Is it light oak? Love your blog ❤️

  33. Alyssa says:

    I stumbled upon your post while looking for additional reviews of the Sultan Chelsea Wedge Sneaker — and I’m so, so glad I did! This is such a comprehensive roundup. I’ve added quite a few new things to my Wish List here at the 11th hour of the sale. Thanks so much!

  34. Julie says:

    Appreciate your review on a lot of items I considered or bought. Glad to know my taste is not too crazy! Several items many people liked and were popular but i did not like (similar to your reviews ????). Thanks and see you next year at Nsale!

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