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What I Actually Bought From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 13, 2018


Erin Schrader

Well, that escalated quickly. It turns out that when it comes to self-control, I don’t really have any. I knew this as a young child while watching myself consume an entire box of macaroni and cheese followed by an entire bag of microwave popcorn, right before eating dinner every single night. So yeah, when I found out that only 99 items could be added to your cart at a time I realized I should probably be done. Until last night again, when I ordered a few more things of course ???? So yes – there is a ton listed below, but consider it blog research. Or an unhealthy obsession with stuff. Whatever you want to call it, here is what I actually purchased from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. All of the colors and sizes are mentioned of every item I purchased below! For quick reference, I am 5’4, 125 lbs on a good day [depends on that mac and cheese I mentioned earlier], 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]. Onward.

A few things to note before we jump in –

  1. If it is killing you that you can’t shop any of these items until the sale is open to the public [July 20th] have no fear, the Nordstrom credit card is here. That’s the magic ticket to shop the sale at the moment. Items are moving fast so put that FOMO to rest and jump on board!
  2. Once all of these items arrive and my UPS driver wants to murder me, I will start sharing outfits over in our Nordstrom Insiders group and then here on the blog will have my “Hits, Misses and What The Heck Is This?!” where I show every single product on, talk about sizing, whether I liked, loved or hated it and all of that other jazz next Friday, July 20th when everybody can shop!
  3. Maybe just pray for me that I don’t end up loving every single thing you see below in person as much as I do online. Or maybe just pray for my husband.

Alright, time to jump in and see what made me hit “checkout” faster than I just chugged my chamomile tea #partyanimal.


nordstrom anniversary sale activewear
Zella ‘Plank’ Pants [$41.90 in Black, Size Small] // Zella High Waist V-Back Ankle Leggings [$42.90 in White, Size XS] // Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker [$78.90 in Atmosphere Grey/White, Size 8]


nordstrom anniversary sale handbagsSole Society ‘Lacie’ Faux Leather Duffel Bag [$56.90 in Mushroom] // Rebecca Minkoff Medium Keith Suede & Leather Satchel in New Greyl // Nordstrom Kara Leather Expandable Crossbody Bag [$98.90 in Pink Rosecloud] // Tory Burch Marsden Leather Wallet Crossbody Bag [$151.90 in Nut] // Sole Society Fronto Faux Leather Tote [$42.90 in Mauve]

Jackets // Vests // Blazers

nordstrom anniversary sale jackets

Leith Midi Coat [$59.90 in Blue Pearl, Size XS] // BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket [$64.90 in Mushroom, size XS] // Caslon Knit Blazer [$39.90 in Green Beetle, Size XS] // BB Dakota Gabrielle Faux Leather Asymmetrical Jacket [$69.90 in Black, Size Small] // Caslon Asymmetrical Drape Collar Terry Jacket [$52.90 in Grey Heather, Size XS]


nordstrom anniversary sale booties

Frye Carly Chelsea Boot [$198.90 in Black Antiqued Leather, Size 8] // Lucky Yabba Wedge Bootie [$86.90 in Grey Suede, Size 8] // BP. Brice Notched Bootie [$79.90 in Black Suede, Size 8] // Marc Fisher LTD Valen Sandal [$99.90 in Taupe Suede, Size 8] // Vince Camuto Reeista Bootie [$99.90 in Greystone Suede, Size 8] // Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie [$99.90 in Foxy Suede, Size 8] // Vince Camuto Kentvi Sandal [$99.90 in Greystone Suede, Size 8] // Caslon Braided Bootie [$79.90 in Light Pink Suede, Size 8] // Ugg Pasqual Boot [$99.90 in Chestnut Suede, Size 8] //
Ugg Pax Waterproof Wedge Boot [$129.90 in Chipmunk Leather, Size 8]


nordstrom anniversary sale bootsBlondo Nicola Waterproof Knee High Boot [$159.90 in Mushroom Suede, Size 8] // Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Genuine Shearling Lined Boot [$109.90 in Ivory/Rose, Size 8] // Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot [$99.90 in BlackDark Slate, Size 8] // Sperry Shearwater Water-Resistant Boot [$109.90 in Black, Size 8]


nordstrom anniversary sale cardigans

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan [$88.90 in Beach Rock, Small/Medium] // Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan [$76.90 in Carbon/Black Heather, Size XS/S] // Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater [$45.90 in Teal Surf, Size XS] // BP. Cocoon Cardigan [$31.90 in Grey Cloudy Heather and Pink Cedar, Size XS]


nordstrom anniversary sale coats

J. Crew Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat [$184.90 in Old Fashion, Size 2] //Mural Drape Trench [$84.90 in Seafoam, Size XS] // The North Face Gotham II Down Parka [$185.90 in TNF Black, Size XS] // Badgley Mischka Double Face Wool Blend Wrap [$229.90 in Lavendar, Size XS] //Madewell Abroad Trench Coat [$91.90 in Dark Rope, Size XS] // The North Face Gotham II Down Parka [$185.90 in TNF Black, Size // The North Face Crew Run Wind Anorak [$62.90 in Urban Navy/Misty Rose, Size XS] // Zella Cozy Up Bomber Jacket [$58.90 in Rust Marsala, Size Small] // The North Face Westborough Insulated Jacket [$96.90 in Urban Navy, Size S]

Denim Under $100

nordstrom anniversary sale denim

BLANKNYC The Madison Straight Leg Crop Jeans [$58.90, size 25] // Kut from the Kloth Natalie Stretch Bootleg Jeans [$59.90, size 2] // BP. Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans [$42.90, size 26] // Kut from the Kloth Donna Ankle Skinny Jeans [$58.90, size 2]


nordstrom anniversary sale dressesGibson Knot Front Stretch Knit Body-Con Dress [$45.90 in Black, Size XS] // Vince Camuto Ponte Midi Skirt [$45.90 in Rich Black, size XS] //
Leith Sleek Knit Midi Dress [$42.90 in Grey Lilac, size XS]

Intimates & Loungewear

nordstrom anniversary sale loungewear
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks [$9.90 in Velvet Plum/White] // Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas [$42.90 in Purple Mesa Geo Diamond, size XS] // Ugg Dakota Bow Slipper [$79.90 in Port Suede, size 8]


nordstrom anniversary sale pants

Halogen Seamed Ponte Knit Leggings [$29.90 in Black, size XS] // Spanx Camo Faux Leather Leggings [$72.90 inMatte Blk Camo, size XS]

Premium Denim

nordstrom anniversary sale denim

AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans [$149.90 size 26] // 7 for all Mankind b(air) Released Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [$99.90 size 26] // Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny [$109.90 size 26] // Citizens of Humanity Rocket Skinny Jeans [$139.90 size 26] // rag&bone/JEAN Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [$129.90 size 26]


nordstrom anniversary sale shoes

Converse Chuck Taylor ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker [$42.90 in Diffused Taupe, size 8] // Sam Edelman Helen Ankle Strap Pump [$99.90 in Black Leather, size 8] // Cole Hann GrandPro Spectator Scalloped Slip-On Sneaker [$99.90 in Peach Blush Nubuck, size 8]


nordstrom anniversary sale sweaters
Halogen Ruffle Neck Sweater [$49.90 in Green, size XS] // Dreamers by Debut Exposed Seam Sweater [$29.90 in Heather Med Olive, size XS] //
Gibson Ribbed Cozy Fleece Twist Back Top [$42.90 in Burgundy, size XS] // Halogen Puff Sleeve Sweater [$45.90 in Green Ultra, size XS] // Halogen Scallop Trim Sweater [$38.90 in Purple Bloom, size XS] // Madewell Province Cross Back Knit Pullover [$45.90 in Spiced Rose, size Small] // Trouve Rib Funnel Neck Sweater [$52.90 in Teal Sail, size XS]

nordstrom anniversary sale sweatshirts

Zella Cashmere and Wool Hoodie [$112.90 in Grey Chime Heather, size Small] // Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Fleece [$88.90 in Drifter Grey, size XS] // Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover [$51.90 in Charcoal, size Small]


nordstrom anniversary sale tees

Caslon Peplum Top [$32.90 in Yellow Ochre, size XS] // Halogen V-Neck Tunic [$24.90 in Black-White Stripe Burgundy Stem, and Black, size XS] // Free People January Tee [$31.90 in Ivory and Black, size XS]  // BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee [11.90 in Ivory and Pink Cedar Liz Stripe, size XS]

nordstrom anniversary sale tops

Halogen Stretch Woven Shirt [$45.90 in White, size XS] // BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [$22.90 in Black and Ivory, size, XS] // Bobeau Side Tie Wrap Top [$39.90 in Emerald Green, size XS] // Gibson Surplice Drape Front Blouse [$45.90 in Black, size XS] // TROUVÉ Long Sleeve Wrap Blouse [$52.90 in Black-White Stripe, size XS]

Travel Bags

nordstrom anniversary sale travel bags

Herschel Supply Co. Strand Flight Satin Duffel Bag [$52.90 in Ash Rose] // Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Expandable Tote [$129.90 in Sunshine]

Yikes, I told you that escalated quickly. Now that you see what I bought, what are YOU bringin’ home with you from this year’s anniversary sale? Drop a comment below just in case I missed it the first time around and need it. Because clearly I didn’t buy enough yet…

ps. Be sure to check out my top 100 items post to see ALL of the items I had my eye on.

share this with your best girlfriends:

  1. Olga says:

    I can’t believe how fast things are already selling out! I placed an order last night but may need to get some more things. I love your selection of bags, I could use a new cross-body for fall!


  2. Betsy says:

    I can’t wait to see your “Hits, Misses, & What the Heck is This?” post! I can’t access til public access so I hope the stuff you try on will still be available.

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh I just ate up all of that like it was it was juicy gossip magazine. Loved seeing all your picks and can’t wait to see what you think of them all- especially the coats! I overspent too and secretly hope I only fall in love with one or 2 things. It’s all a blur, but I remembered I grabbed the zella cropped leggings, some camel suede pumps, lots of distressed jeans under $50 and I’m hoping that suede jacket I was crushing on. I honestly cannot look at my order because I am afraid I might throw up. ????

  4. LeighAnn Schoonmaker says:

    Have you ever done a blog about your closet? With purchasing so many shoes (I am NOT judging), I wonder what your closet looks like! Too noisy? I am !
    Thank you! LeighAnn

  5. Susan Schnitzler says:

    I’m looking forward to your virtual fashion show once all your items arrive. I got another Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan. the Sole Society Susan tote (because it’s named Susan!), the Gibson Cozy Fleece Tunic and the Gibson Convertible Wrap Cardigan. I had to play with my cart a few times because everything was black…finally added some color.

  6. debbie says:

    Wait what?? You bought all that stuff? That is like thousands of dollars worth of clothes

  7. Stacey Mckeown says:

    I really wanted those Sperry pink/ivory boots!! I placed four orders for them and every one got canceled ????. I’m so jealous you got them!

  8. Bri says:

    “Once all of these items arrive and my UPS driver wants to murder me”
    You’re so hilarious!!! ???? Love your blog and following you girl! My husband, not so much.

  9. Amy says:

    Great round up! Ordered a restocked item I really wanted!

  10. Susan Jeffries says:

    You did a ton of work for this sale! Thank you! I am grabbing a few things for my daughter for Christmas and for her senior pictures today! Praying your dad continues to heal.

  11. Caitlin Eason says:

    Love this post! Thanks for all your hard work and effort in putting this together! My fav items is the camo jacket!! I hope Nordstrom doesn’t cancel my order again 🙁 sooo frustrating!!

    Caitlin @caitash

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