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NSale Hits & Misses: Dresses & Jumpsuits

July 10, 2024

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Team LIY

The 2024 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 jackets and outerwear! Don’t forget to join the LIY Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Facebook Group where there are nightly giveaways happening!

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

PSS You can shop ALL of Erin’s Hits & Misses here!

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 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 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 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. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE — to see even more #NSALE looks from the team, be sure to check out our lookbook for even more goodness!
  6. Grab the Nordstrom app for the easiest shopping experience AND instant restock alerts when you add to your wish list!

HITS

Erin’s Hits [5’4” Size 2/4 or S]

If I were only buying one… Nordstrom Cashmere Dress

She’s a splurge but worth every dollar in my opinion. The baby blue color, cashmere fabric, and flattering fit – now I just need a reason to wear it!

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

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

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

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

Claire’s Hits [5’5″ size M/L or 8/10]

If I were only buying one…

Square Neck Dress [True to size, wearing medium] // Sam Edelman Boots [true to size]

Lauren’s Hits [5’6″ size M/L or 8/10]

Treasure & Bond Puff Sleeve Drop Waist Midi Dress [true to size, wearing in large, probably could have done medium] 

Zella Sport Sleeveless Polo Dress [sized up to a large!]

Steph’s Hits [5’4″ Size 10/12 or M/L]

If I were only buying one… Caslon Long Sleeve Tiered Dress

Caslon Long Sleeve Tiered Dress [true to size, wearing in medium] // Vionic Salinas Block Heel Sandal [true to size]

Zella Effortless Hybrid Racerback Midi Dress [sized up for my DDD chest, wearing in XL] // Vionic Salinas Block Heel Sandal [true to size]

Cassidy’s Hits [5’4″ Size 0/2 or XS/S]

If I were only buying one… Rails Sleeveless Denim Dress

Rails Sleeveless Denim Dress [size up if in between, wearing in size small] // Clemens Chelsea Boot [size down .5 if in between, wearing in size 7.5]

I have nothing but amazing things to say about this dress…. it is just STUNNING. I love that it’s an elevated feel to a somewhat casual denim dress. With the booties, it’s giving me all the fall vibes! Note: It is a bit snug so size up if in between!

Pleated Mixed Media Midi Dress [TTS, wearing in size XS] // Vionic Block Heel Sandal [TTS, wearing in size 8]

Vince Camuto Fringe Hem Mini Sweater Dress [size up if in between, wearing in size small] // Clemens Chelsea Boot [size down .5 if in between, wearing in size 7.5]

Devon’s Hits [5’8″ size S or 2]

If I were only buying one… Nordstrom Dress

Nordstrom Dress [true to size, wearing small] // Vionic Heels [true to size]

Zella Active Dress [size down if in between, wearing small] // On Cloud X 3 Shoe [true to size]

Jen’s Hits [5’7″ size 6 or M]

Rails Sleeveless Denim Dress [size up if in between, wearing in size M] // Birks [true to size]

Katy’s Hits [5’4″, size 2 or XS/S]

If I’m only buying one…Topshop Long Sleeve Cable Stitch Sweater Dress

Topshop Long Sleeve Cable Stitch Sweater Dress [true to size for oversized fit] // Sam Edelman Molly Knee High Boot [true to size]

A sweater dress and Fall just go together, and this one checks all of the boxes!

Nordstrom Dress [true to size, wearing small] // Coach Hutton Colorblock Leather Shoulder Bag // Marc Fisher Floria Bootie [true to size]

Open Edit Luxe Sculpt Rib Midi Skirt [true to size] // Open Edit Luxe Sculpt Rib Dolman Sleeve Sweater [true to size] // Vionic Salinas Block Heel Sandal [true to size]

MISSES

Erin’s Misses [5’4” Size 2/4 or S]

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

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.

Claire’s Misses [5’5″ size M/L or 8/10]

Zella Jumpsuit [size up if in between, wearing large] // Flannel Button Down [size down one] // Ugg Clog [True to size]

Why it’s a miss: I loved this active jumpsuit [so comfortable and trendy!] but it was just a little too cropped for me.

Steph’s Misses [5’4″ Size 10/12 or M/L]

Caslon Long Sleeve Belted Chambray Midi Shirtdress [true to size, wearing in large] // Blondo Vivian Waterproof Bootie [size up .5]

Why it’s a miss: I sized up to a large to accommodate a good fit in the arms and chest, but then I felt like it was just too much fabric everywhere else on my body.

Treasure & Bond Cotton Blend V-Neck Sweater Dress [size down if between, wearing in medium] // Blondo Vivian Waterproof Bootie [size up .5]

Why it’s a miss: I loved so much about this dress – it’s a great weight and super comfortable! I just found it too low in the chest for my comfort and modesty level on my body.

Cassidy’s Misses [5’4″ Size 0/2 or XS/S]

We the Free Marci Denim Jumpsuit [TTS, wearing in size XS]

Why it’s a miss: This jumpsuit just did not fit me right… It was too long on my 5’4 frame and the crotch was also a little baggie! My search for the perfect denim jumpsuit continues!

Zella Effortless Hybrid Racerback Midi Dress [size up one, wearing in size xs]

Why it’s a miss: This dress was just a little too tight for my liking! The built in bra is a nice touch but it doesn’t have much stretch and the boob pads can easily get a little wonky [as you can see!]. I wanted to love it!

Katy’s Misses [5’4″, size 2 or XS/S]

Billabong Dream All Day Floral Midi Dress [size up if in between]

Why it’s a miss: While I love the overall look of this dress, it just didn’t have much give or room up top – making it a miss for me just not feeling like it was the most flattering!

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