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Hits & Misses: 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 9, 2024

By:

Erin Schrader

A few drops of sweat and countless outfit changes later, my official 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses post is here! From sweaters to boots, jeans, and dresses, it went from summer to fall in a HOT second today. No truly, it got really hot as soon as I started putting said fall items on. #worthit.

While there are literally thousands of items [I may have ordered just a few shy of this number, oops] in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, 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! 

While I’m hitting publish today on this post, I still have a LOT of items that are still on their way to me. With that being said, I 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 August 4th 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 17th]! 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 that 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 8/4, 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!

ps. For sizing reference, I am 5’4, 145 lbs depending on the day, typically a small/4 in tops + dresses and 27 in jeans + pants with a preferred inseam of 26-28 inches. Bra size is 36DDD [hello milk supply]. Now, let’s get [the longest party you’ve ever attended] started…

SWEATERS – HITS

Caslon Cardigan [true to size, wearing small] // Free People Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 27] // Marc Fisher Booties

Free People Sweater [oversized fit, wearing small] // Free People Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 27] // Marc Fisher Booties

Topshop Sweater [size down, wearing XS] // Free People Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 27] // Marc Fisher Booties // Kurt Geiger London Crossbody

Topshop Sweater [size down, wearing small] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties

Free People Sweater [size down, wearing XS] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties

Halogen Sweater [size down if in between, wearing small] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties // Kurt Geiger London Bag

Treasure & Bond Sweater [true to size, wearing small] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties // Coach Bag

Nordstorm Sweater [true to size, wearing small] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties // Cole Haan Bag

Caslon Sweater [true to size, wearing small] // AG Jeans [true to size, wearing 28] // Nordstrom Booties

Caslon Sweater [true to size, wearing small] // AG Jeans [true to size, wearing 28] // Nordstrom Booties

Caslon Sweater [true to size, wearing small // AG Jeans [true to size, wearing 28] // Nordstrom Booties

SWEATERS – MISSES

Splendid Sweater [true to size, wearing medium] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties

Why it’s a miss: I loved this on the hanger but as soon as it was on my body, the two front slits were just not doing it for me. For the price, I couldn’t justify it.

Vince Camuto Sweater [true to size, wearing medium] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties

Why it’s a miss: I literally thought I was going to go blind if I wore this all day. The end.

SHOES – HITS

Marc Fisher Booties [true to size]

Marc Fisher Booties [true to size]

Nordstrom Booties [true to size]

Blondo Waterproof Boots [true to size]

ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

SHOES – MISSES

BOTTOMS – HITS

Free People Sweater [oversized fit, wearing small] // Free People Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 27] // Claire’s Free People Sweater [size up if in between, wearing large] // Nordstrom Flats

Caslon Cardigan [true to size, wearing small] // AG Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 27] // Marc Fisher Booties

Topshop Sweater [size down, wearing small] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties

Caslon Sweater [true to size, wearing small] // AG Jeans [true to size, wearing 28] // Nordstrom Booties

Zella Sweatshirt [wearing small, true to size] // KUT from the Kloth Jeans [true to size, wearing 4] // Nike Sneakers

BOTTOMS – MISSES

BP Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing medium] // Good American Jeans [true to size, wearing 28] — jeans are a miss only due to length // Nike Sneakers

Why it’s a miss: Filing these under a miss strictly due to length! They were super soft and comfortable but just didn’t look great on me!

Halogen Top [true to size, wearing small] // Halogen Pants [true to size, wearing small]

Why it’s a miss: I was excited about these on the hanger but the minute I put them on I was putting them right back. Just too much going on for my liking.

Zella Tee [true to size, wearing medium] // Zella Vest [true to size, wearing small] // KUT from the Kloth [size down one, wearing 4]

Why it’s a miss: I may have had the wrong size on, but these just felt too stretchy for my liking!

TOPS, TEES, & TANKS – HITS

Nic & Zoe Top [true to size, wearing medium] // AG Jeans [true to size, wearing 28]

Open Edit Top [true to size, wearing small // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down if in between, wearing 2] // Marc Fisher Booties

Mother Shirt [true to size, wearing small]

Free People Top [oversized fit, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

TOPS, TEES, & TANKS – MISSES

BP Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing medium] // Good American Jeans [true to size, wearing 28] // Nike Sneakers

Why it’s a miss: This was super cozy and comfy, however, the cropped fit was a little too cropped for my liking.

Halogen Top [true to size, wearing medium] // Halogen Pants [true to size, wearing small]

Why it’s a miss: Perhaps I just need a more supportive bra that lifts the ladies a little more, but the way this triangle is pointing it simply leads the eye to some saggy boobs 😉

ACTIVEWEAR & LOUNGE – HITS

Splendid Pullover [true to size, wearing medium]

Zella Cloud Fleece Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5] // Zella Nylon Belt Bag

Zella Ottoman Rib Zip Jacket [size down, wearing XS] // Zella Breathe Active Tank [size up, wearing Medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

Zella Relaxed Washed Long Sleeve Slub Tee [size down, wearing XS] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5] // Zella Nylon Belt Bag

Zella Breathe Active Tank [size up, wearing medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

Varley Pullover [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] Sneakers

SPANX Crewneck Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // SPANX Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium] // Nike Sneakers

Nordstrom Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small]

Sweaty Betty Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Sweaty Betty Shorts [size up if in between, wearing medium] // Nike Sneakers

On Sweatshirt [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small]

ACTIVEWEAR & LOUNGE – MISSES

Varley Jacket [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Breathe Active Tank [size up, wearing Medium] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small]

Why it’s a miss: I wanted to love this and I just couldn’t get there with it.

Sweaty Betty Half Zip [size up if in between, wearing medium] // Sweaty Betty Pants [true to size, wearing small] // ON Cloud 5 Coast Sneaker [size up .5]

Why it’s a miss: Not going to lie, the two of these pieces together just felt like a mess. I ended up tucking the pants drawstring because when they were out it was a lot of strings all in one spot.

OUTERWEAR – HITS

Zella Tee [true to size, wearing medium] // Zella Jacket [size down if in between, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

Zella Vest [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

FP Movement Jacket [true to size, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

Caslon Jacket [true to size, wearing small]

OUTERWEAR – MISSES

Treasure & Bond Jacket [size down, wearing XS]

Why it’s a miss: There wasn’t anything wrong with this jacket, I just didn’t love it on me. It was more oversized than I had anticipated, but overall it was a very soft fabric.

Zella Jacket [size up if in between, wearing small] // Zella Live In Leggings [true to size, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

Why it’s a miss: I was so excited about this jacket leading up to the sale, but then I put it on and just didn’t love it. I don’t know if it was too bulky or what but it just didn’t vibe with me.

DRESSES & JUMPSUITS – HITS

Treasure & Bond Dress [size down one, wearing XS] // Steve Madden Boots

Nordstrom Dress [size down, wearing XS] // Kurt Geiger London Bag // Marc Fisher Booties

Nordstrom Dress [true to size, wearing small] // Marc Fisher Booties

Caslon Dress [size down if in between, wearing XS] // Marc Fisher Booties

DRESSES & JUMPSUITS – MISSES

Chelsea 28 Dress [true to size, wearing small] // Marc Fisher Booties // AllSaints Crossbody Bag

Why it’s a miss: It’s actually an adorable dress and would be so cute for a concert, but with the neckline not working with a traditional bra, it was a no for me. Anything to not wear a strapless bra right now!

Eliza J Dress [size up one, wearing 4] // Marc Fisher Booties

Why it’s a miss: It’s such a cute dress, just if you do purchase it, be sure to size up, especially if you’re busty. It was so tight on my upper body!

Steve Madden Dress [true to size, wearing small] // Marc Fisher Booties

Why it’s a miss: Maybe if I would have tried it on in a different color I would have liked it, but I just didn’t care for this color on me.

Nordstrom Dress [size down, wearing small] // Nordstrom Booties

Why it’s a miss: The fabric is amazing [think SPANX AirEssentials] however, the turtleneck was overwhelming.

Varley Dress [size up, wearing small] // Nike Sneakers

Why it’s a miss: This dress was SO short on [and tight]. The minute I put it on I wanted it off, even though the fabric was amazing.

ACCESSORIES & BAGS – HITS

Soho Quilted Shopper Bag

Kurt Geiger London Bag

Cole Haan Bag

Zella Nylon Belt Bag

AllSaints Crossbody Bag // Chelsea 28 Dress [true to size, wearing small] // Marc Fisher Booties

Coach Bag // Treasure & Bond Sweater [true to size, wearing small] // Wit & Wisdom Jeans [size down, wearing 2]

ACCESSORIES & BAGS – MISSES

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