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NSALE Hits & Misses: Denim & Bottoms

July 8, 2022

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Team LIY

Frayed Ankle Skinny Jeans [size down if in between, wearing in 2] //  Henley Sweater Madewell [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Pointed Toe Mule – Steve Madden [true to size]

The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially here, and we’ve been elbow deep in trying the pieces so you don’t have to! We’re sharing what was a hit and what was more of a swing and a miss in today’s post, specifically for tops and sweaters! Don’t forget to join the LIY Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Facebook Group where there are nightly giveaways happening!

PS You can check out Erin’s FULL Hit’s & Misses blog post in one spot right here!

PSS Consider THIS your NSale headquarters, with all the content in one spot!

While we’re hitting publish today on this post, we still have a decent amount of items to try on. With that being said, we will be updating this blog post often with new hits & misses so keep checking back! 

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 July 31st to purchase the products at a major discount. After that, prices will go back up to normal.

ANNIVERSARY SALE SHOPPING TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Anything that you love and want for yourself, add to your wish list and check out once the sale is live for your card level [reminder: if you don’t have a card, the public sale starts July 15th]! If it isn’t currently available in your size and color preference, things are always coming in and out of stock, 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 #NSALE 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 7/31, 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. 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! For more Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts, click here!
  6. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE — to see even more #NSALE looks from the team, be sure to check out our lookbook and click on NSALE LOOKS for even more goodness!

HITS

Erin: 5’4″ / Size 2/4 Bottoms / Small Tops

Kut from the Kloth Fab Ab Jeans [size down if in between, wearing in 2]

Farrah Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans • AG Jeans [true to size, wearing in 27]

Ex-Boyfriend Relaxed Slim Jeans • AG Jeans [size down one, wearing in 26]

Spanx Fux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small]

Monroe High Waist Slim Cigarette Jeans • Pistola Denim [true to size, wearing in 27]

Donna Fab Ab Exposed Button High Waist Frayed Ankle Skinny Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Lyle Rib Henley Sweater • Madewell [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Fleur Pointed Toe Mule – Steve Madden [true to size]

Note: These jeans are shown differently on Nordstrom’s website but the pair above is what I received for the link that you’ll click on!

Reese Fab Ab High Waist Raw Step Hem Straight Leg Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Trench Revolution Knit Coat • BB DAKOTA X STEVE MADDEN [size down one, wearing in XS] // Z Supply Tank [true to size, wearing in small] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size] // Marisol Crossbody Bag • Clare Vivier // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Lennon Distressed High Waist Ankle Bootcut Jeans – Pistola [true to size, wearing in 27] // Long Sleeve Bodysuit • Open Edit [true to size, wearing in small] // Schutz Heels [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Dre Low Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans • Rag & Bone [true to size, wearing in 27]// NSYNC Graphic Boyfriend Tee • Vinyl Icons [true to size, wearing in small] // Ethyl Low Top Sneaker • Sam Edelman [true to size]

Note: While I expected to not like these [low rise and I haven’t been friends in a long time], they are so soft and super comfortable! I was pleasantly surprised!

‘Ab’Solution Raw Hem Slim Straight Leg Jeans • Wit & Wisdom [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Off the Shoulder Pullover • Treasure & Bond [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Dolce Vita Paily Sandals [true to size, wearing in cafe] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Straight Leg Jeans • Paige [size up if in between, wearing in 27] // Women’s Turtleneck Sweater • Treasure & Bond [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size] // Marisol Crossbody Bag • Clare Vivier // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Note: I have them as a hit but I think I might want to try a new size! They are just a little too snug for my comfort level at the moment! Maybe it was the Crumbl cookies I ate right before?

Steph: 5’3″ / Size 10 Bottom / M-L Tops

Wit & Wisdom Girlfriend Jeans

Wit & Wisdom Girlfriend Jeans [Size down, wearing in 8] // Caslon Scoop Neck Thermal [Sized up for comfier fit, wearing in L] / Steve Madden Mule [TTS, Plaid]

Kut from the Kloth Reese

Kut from the Kloth Reese [TTS, wearing in 10] OTHER ITEMS: Caslon Scoop Neck Thermal [Sized up for comfier fit, wearing in L] / Steve Madden Mule [TTS, Plaid] // Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps [TTS]

Zella 7/8 Leggings

Zella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 Leggings [TTS, wearing in M] // Hoff Art Royal Mile Sneaker [TTS]

Kut from the Kloth Reese

Kut from the Kloth Reese [TTS, wearing in 10] // Sam Edelman Hazel [TTS]

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Girlfriend

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Girlfriend [Size down, wearing in 8] / Caital Sandal [TTS]

Lauren: 5’6″ / Size 8 Bottoms / Medium Tops

Kut From The Kloth Reese

Kut From The Kloth Reese Fab Ab Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans [size down one]

Kut From The Kloth Donna

Caslon Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Raw Edge Thermal Top [true to size] // Kut From The Kloth Donna Fab Ab High Waist Frayed Curve Hem Skinny Jeans [size down one] // New Balance Sneakers 

Wit & Wisdom Bootcut Jeans

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans [size down] // Treasure & Bond Off the Shoulder Pullover [true to size, wearing medium]   // Treasure & Bond Hat

Kut From The Kloth Rachael

Kut From The Kloth Rachael Fab Ab Ripped High Waist Raw Hem Crop Mom Jeans [size down one] // Treasure & Bond Turtleneck Sweater [true to size, wearing medium] // BP Brynne Bootie [true to size]

Claire: 5’5″ / Size 8-10 Bottoms / M-L Tops

Good American Denim

Good American Denim [size up if in between – no stretch] // Mules [size up .5 if in between] // Free People Off the Shoulder Top [size up one, wearing medium but could do large]

 Good American Denim

Treasure & Bond Turtleneck Sweater [size down if in between, wearing medium but could do small] //  Good American Denim [size up if in between, no stretch ] // BP Brynne Bootie [true to size]

Kut from the Kloth Boyfriend Denim

Kut from the Kloth Boyfriend Denim [TTS, wearing 8] // Cami [size up if in between] // Mules [size up .5 if in between] 

Pistola Ankle Bootcut Jeans

Pistola Ankle Bootcut Jeans [size up if in between]

Good American Button Fly Denim

Good American Button Fly Denim [TTS, wearing 8] // Treasure & Bond Turtleneck [size down one, wearing medium but could do small] // BP Booties [TTS]

Pistola Boyfriend Denim

Pistola Boyfriend Denim [size up, no stretch, wearing 30] // BDG Flannel [size down one] // Steve Madden Mule [TTS]

Note: these were long on my 5’5″ frame! I gave them a double roll, but they would work great for someone taller too! I might not suggest them for petite gals.

Zella Flare Pants

Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Flare Pants [TTS, Medium] 

Zella Leggings

Zella Leggings [TTS] // Nike Jacket [size down] // Sneakers [TTS] 

Hannah: 5’2″ / 0P-2P / XXS-XS Tops

Kut from the Kloth Donna

Kut from the Kloth Donna Fab Ab Curve Hem Skinny Jeans [TTS, wearing in Petite length for 5’2”] // Caslon Thermal Top [Size down if in between, wearing in XS but need XXS] // Blanc Noir Jacket [TTS, wearing in XS] // Raw Edge Tank [TTS, wearing in XS] // Steve Madden Mules [TTS]

I think these are my favorite jeans from the sale! The wash and fit are so good!

Kut from the Kloth Donna

Kut from the Kloth Donna Fab Ab Raw Hem Skinny Jeans [TTS, wearing in Petite length for 5’2”] // BP. Cleo Crop Sweater [TTS, wearing in XS] // Open Edit Corset Detail Sweater [TTS, wearing in XS] // Steve Madden Mules [TTS]

Kut from the Kloth Skinny Jeans

Kut from the Kloth Exposed Button Raw Hem Skinny Jeans [size down if in between, wearing in 0] // Zella Relaxed Top [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Sperry Duck Boots [TTS]

Katy: 5’4″ / 21wks Pregnant / Size 2 Bottoms / XS Tops / Sizing up 1-2 Sizes for Pregnancy

Zella Ribbed Biker Shorts

Zella Ribbed Biker Shorts [sized up two for pregnancy] // Dolce Vita Sneakers [size down .5] // Amazon Essentials V Neck Tee [true to size]

Pistola Lennon Jeans 

Pistola Lennon Jeans [2 sizes up for pregnancy] // Free People Marlie Pullover [true to size for oversized fit, wearing small]  // Dolce Vita Sneakers [size down .5] 

While I didn’t actually end up purchasing these jeans because I need two sizes up right now and I know I would outgrow that even in about a week, I LOVED these jeans. I feel like they are so cute and flattering!

Cassidy: 5’5″ / Size 4 Bottoms / XS-Small Tops

Pistola High Waist Slim Cigarette Jeans

Pistola High Waist Slim Cigarette Jeans [TTS] / Free People Flutter Mesh Top [Size up if in between] / Open Edit Quilted Heel [size up .5]  

I am deeming these the most comfortable jeans of the NSALE [at least for me!]! 

Levi Distressed Ankle Straight Jean

Levi Ribcage Distressed Ankle Straight Jean [size down if in between] / Free People Floral Blouse [TTS] / Blondo Dixie Waterproof Boot [TTS] 

Probably my favorite distressed denim of the sale!

Madewell Pull On Cropped Pants

Madewell Pull On Cropped Pants [TTS] / BDG Oversized Flannel [size down if in between] / Circus by SE Slide On Mule [size down .5]

MISSES

Erin: 5’4″ / Size 2 Bottoms / XS-Small Tops

Good Legs Raw Hem High Waist Cigarette Leg Jeans • Good American [true to size, wearing in 4]

Why it’s a miss: I didn’t care for this color of wash at all, I didn’t find it to be flattering!

Presley High Waist Boyfriend Jeans • Pistola Denim [true to size, wearing in 27] // Anna Cotton T-Shirt • AllSaints [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Ethyl Low Top Sneaker • Sam Edelman [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Note: I am on the fence on these – I wouldn’t label them a miss, I think I am just slightly too short for them! I did have to cuff an extra time to wear with sneakers! They are pretty soft, I just don’t know how much I will wear them so filing them under “undecided”!

he Perfect Pant Back Seam Skinny Ankle Pants • Spanx [true to size, wearing in small] // Tie Front Lace Cotton Blend Blouse • Halogen [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Amazon Essentials heels [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Why it’s a miss: There isn’t anything “bad” about these pants, they are super comfortable, I think I just prefer a little more skinny at the ankle if they are a skinny pant. I don’t see myself wearing them much so back they go!

Cassidy: 5’5″ / Size 4 Bottoms / XS-Small Tops

Good American Bootcut Jeans

Good American Bootcut Jeans [TTS]

These were a fun look but just not for me! They definitely needed a heeled shoe for the length to fit me correctly as well. 

PAIGE High Waist Straight Jean

PAIGE High Waist Straight Jean [TTS] / Rails Pastel Button Up Sweater [TTS]

I do love PAIGE denim, but for the price tag, these just didn’t WOW me. I thought that the Pistola High Waist Slim Cigarette Jeans were way more comfortable and fun for way less $$!

Topshop Textured Ponte Pant

Topshop Textured Ponte Pant [size down 1-2] / Topshop Textured Oversized Blazer [size down 1]

I thought this overall look was fun, but I felt like the pants kind of swallowed me, and I didn’t envision myself reaching for it on a day to day. BUT they were extremely comfortable and great for a longer inseam!

Lauren: 5’6″ / Size 8 Bottoms / Medium Tops

Spanx Skinny Ankle Pants

Spanx The Perfect Pant Back Seam Skinny Ankle Pants [size up, wearing in a large] // Caslon Chambray Popover Tunic [true to size, wearing in medium] 

I was excited to try these because I’d heard great things about them, but unfortunately they just seemed too much like thick leggings to me! Not necessarily “office friendly” in my mind!

Macy: 4’11” / Pants – 00 / Tops – XXS-XS

Rachael Fab Ab Mom Jeans

Rachael Fab Ab Ripped High Waist Raw Hem Crop Mom Jeans [TTS] / Madewell Lightweight Pocket Pullover Sweater [TTS] 

I really love the look of these jeans, but they’re just too long for my short legs. 

Hannah: 5’2″ / 0P-2P / XXS-XS Tops

Topshop Ripped Skinny Jeans

Topshop Ripped Skinny Jeans [size up one]

I don’t know about these, the fit seems way off and the material was incredibly heavy! I felt like my knees were busting through the holes in these..

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