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Team Hits & Misses: Jackets & Outerwear

July 8, 2022

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Team LIY

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 Bottoms / XS-Small Tops

Mixed Media Wool Blend Trench Coat • Sam Edelman [true to size, wearing in 4] // Kut from the Kloth Fab Ab Jeans [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Chaya Pointed Toe Bootie • Steve Madden [size up .5]

Halli Belted Wool & Leather Coat • Club Monaco [true to size, wearing in small] // Reese Fab Ab High Waist Raw Step Hem Straight Leg Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Double Breasted Coat • Halogen [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Reese Fab Ab High Waist Raw Step Hem Straight Leg Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Miss Metro II Hooded Water Resistant Down Parka • The North Face [true to size, wearing in small] // The Perfect Pant Back Seam Skinny Ankle Pants • Spanx [true to size, wearing in small] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size]

Tectonic Hooded Jacket • Blanc Noir [true to size, wearing in small] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

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

Faux Leather Moto Jacket • Blank NYC [size up one, wearing in medium] // Z Supply Tank [true to size, wearing in small] // Reese Fab Ab High Waist Raw Step Hem Straight Leg Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Double Breasted Blazer • Treasure & Bond [size down one, wearing in XS] // Z Supply Tank [true to size, wearing in small] // Reese Fab Ab High Waist Raw Step Hem Straight Leg Jeans • KUT from the Kloth [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Tobi Waterproof Bootie • Blondo [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Vince Camuto Blazer [true to size, wearing in 4] // Z Supply Tank [true to size, wearing in small] //Ex-Boyfriend Relaxed Slim Jeans • AG Jeans [size down one, wearing in 26] // Vegabond Booties [true to size]

Premier Performance Blazer Hoodie • Zella [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Gayatri Blazer Jacket • Blanc Noir [size up if in between, wearing in small and it’s snug] // Kut from the Kloth Fab Ab Jeans [size down if in between, wearing in 2] // Chaya Pointed Toe Bootie • Steve Madden [size up .5]

Rumors Denim Jacket • Free People [true to size, wearing in small] // Caslon Tank [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Farrah Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans • AG Jeans [true to size, wearing in 27] // Agnes Western Boot • Sam Edelman [true to size]

Kut from the Kloth Faux Suede Jacket [true to size, wearing in small] // Caslon Tank [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Farrah Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans • AG Jeans [true to size, wearing in 27] // Agnes Western Boot • Sam Edelman [true to size]

Sweaty Betty Jacket [size up if in between, wearing in medium] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Zella Hooded Packable Anorak [true to size, wearing in small] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

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

Zella Vest

Zella Belted Quilted Longline Recycled Polyester Vest [size down, wearing in small] // Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Raw Edge Thermal Top [true to size, but sized up for a looser fit] // Kut From The Kloth Jeans [size down one] // Nike Sneakers [true to size]

Blanc Noir Jacket

Blanc Noir Mastermind 2.0 Jacket [true to size, wearing in medium]  //  Halogen Raw Edge Tank [true to size, wearing in medium] // Pisola Jeans on left [true to size] Kut From The Kloth Jeans on right [size down] // Nike Sneakers [true to size]

Bernardo Vest

Bernardo Quilted Puffer Vest [size down, wearing small] // Caslon Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Raw Edge Thermal Top [true to size] // Nike Sneakers [true to size]

Hannah: 5’2″ / 0P-2P Bottoms / XXS-XS Tops

Embroidered Blazer

Cinq à Sept Love Letter Embroidered Blazer [Size down if in between, wearing in 0] // Halogen Raw Edge Tank [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Kut from the Kloth Fab Ab Jeans [TTS, wearing in Petite length for 5’2”] 

While this blazer is definitely an investment piece, she’s even prettier in person and one of a kind!

Zella Mixed Media Jacket

Zella Mixed Media Jacket [size down if in between] // Zella Twist Back Top [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Nike Dri-Fit Shorts [Size up if you’re Pear Shaped, wearing in Medium] // Zella High Waist Faux Leather Leggings [Size down if in between, wearing in Small but need XS]

Blanc Noir Mastermind Jacket

Blanc Noir Mastermind Jacket [TTS, wearing in XS] // Halogen Raw Edge Tank [TTS] // Kut from the Kloth Curve Hem Skinny Jeans [TTS, wearing in Petite Length for 5’2”] // Steve Madden Mules [TTS] // Similar Gray Jeans // Sperry Duck Boots [TTS]

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

Nike Jacket

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

Sweaty Betty Zip Jacket

Sweaty Betty Zip Jacket [TTS] // Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Flare Pants [TTS, Medium]

Puffer Vest

Puffer Vest [size down, wearing medium but could do small] // Free People Henley [size down 2 sizes, wearing small but needed XS] // Zella leggings [TTS] // Nike Sneakers [TTS]

Katy: 5’4″ / 21wks Pregnant / Size 2 Bottoms / XS Tops [sizing up 1-2 sizes for pregnancy]

Sweaty Betty Out of the Woods Zip Jacket

Sweaty Betty Out of the Woods Zip Jacket [sized up for pregnancy] // Zella High Waisted Live In Leggings [sized up for pregnancy, wearing Small] // Dolce Vita Sneakers [size down .5]

 Levi’s Ex Boyfriend Trucker Jacket

Levi’s Ex Boyfriend Trucker Jacket [true to size for oversized fit] // Good American Midi Bodycon Dress [size up if in between] // Marc Fisher Pointed Toe Bootie [true to size]

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

Free People Plaid Shacket

Free People Plaid Shacket [TTS]

Macy: 4’11”

The North Face Parka

The North Face Miss Metro II Hooded Water Resistant Down Parka [TTS, wearing in XS]

MISSES

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

Faux Leather Blazer • Open Edit [size down one, wearing in small and it’s too big] // Z Supply Tank [true to size, wearing in small] // Presley High Waist Boyfriend Jeans • Pistola Denim [true to size, wearing in 27] // Dolce Vita Heels [true to size] // Pia Layered Pendant Necklace • Madewell

Why it’s a miss: It was just way too oversized for my liking, I wanted to love it but couldn’t get there!

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

Caslon Drape Collar Knit Blazer

Caslon Drape Collar Knit Blazer [Size up, wearing in Medium]

Every year I see this look so cute on my teammates, and every year I’m disappointed in how it looks on myself. Feels like great quality, and so many people love it – it just wasn’t made for my body.

Kut from the Kloth Moto Jacket

Kut from the Kloth Milana Faux Suede Moto Jacket [TTS, wearing in L] / Kut from the Kloth Reese Straight Leg [TTS, wearing in 10] / Bodysuit [TTS, wearing in L] / Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps [TTS]

I REALLY wanted to like this one! Unfortunately I think it’s just the wrong shape for my body. Too much extra fabric or something? Anyway – it’s smooth like butter so it’s likely worth giving it a try if you’re at all curious about it!

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

Zella Blazer Hoodie

Zella Blazer Premier Performance Blazer Hoodie [true to size, wearing a medium] // Wit & Wisdom Ab’Solution Raw Hem Slim Straight Leg Jeans [size down one]  // Madewell Oversize Softfade Cotton Pocket T-Shirt [true to size, wearing in medium] // Nike Waffle One Sneaker [true to size]

While I loved the IDEA of this jacket, I wasn’t loving the material. I would have preferred a bit more stretch to it, and then I think I would have loved it!

Hannah: 5’2″ / 0P-2P Bottoms / XXS-XS Tops

Halogen Crop Chevron Blazer

Halogen Crop Chevron Blazer [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Kut from the Kloth Fab Ab Jeans [TTS, wearing in Petite length for 5’2”] 

Between the oversized collar and chevron pattern it did NOT work…

Sam Edelman Cropped Pea Coat

Sam Edelman Cropped Double Breasted Pea Coat [size down, wearing in 2 but could do a 0] // AllSaints Tee [TTS] // Kut from the Kloth Exposed Button Raw Hem Jeans [size down if in between] // AllSaints Orlana Boots [TTS] 

This was not what I was expecting… While the overall look was cute and I loved the color, it was not cropped for my 5’2” frame!

Katy: 5’4″ / 21wks Pregnant / Size 2 Bottoms / XS Tops [sizing up 1-2 sizes for pregnancy]

BP Crop Fleece Jacket

BP Crop Fleece Jacket [size up if in between] // Zella Ribbed Biker Shorts [sized up two for pregnancy] // Dolce Vita Sneakers [size down .5]

I actually had this jacket as a maybe still to purchase even after trying on, but at the end of the day in the stage of pregnancy I am in with the fleece and the crop I just felt like a marshmallow 😂

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

Topshop Textured Oversized Blazer

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

I thought this overall look was fun, but I felt like the jacket kind of swallowed me, and I didn’t envision myself reaching for it on a day to day. BUT it was extremely comfortable and could be great for you!

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