30 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Photography by: Angie Garcia

The first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2017 is here! If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you’re in luck and have access to the sale early. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, don’t worry. You can shop the sale the 21st!

I always like to start covering the sale featuring my favorite things and pieces I generally add to my cart. I’ll be reviewing pieces more in-depth throughout the sale, but today I wanted to share my 30 favorite finds with you all. I shopped the sale in store yesterday, but I found there’s a lot more selection online. You can shop the rest of the sale here. Hopefully, my sizing tips can help from what I saw yesterday!

1. Tory Burch Friday Zip Around Leather Wallet: While shopping in store yesterday, this was the #1 accessory I saw girls grabbing the most- and with good reason. The pebbled leather is durable, the soft oak shade is feminine and the storage is great. I love wallets that zip in the middle. If you’re overdue for an updated one, this is under $130.

2. Nars Angel Pride Cheek Palette: Year-after-year, one of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks is the NARS palette. Nordstrom always features a Nars palette exclusive to the sale in which you get a TON of product for less. This palette is $59 and you’re getting 6 cheek products. One Nars blush runs you $30, so you’re getting 6x the amount of product for way less. See my tutorial on my Nars palette from last year, here. I got this for my mom for her birthday this year. I also got this eyeshadow palette for myself! The eyeshadows are so, so buttery!

3. Skinny Dip Pink Marble Brushes: Another reason I love the NSale is because I can stock my gift closet for less. These pink marble brushes are $35 and perfect for your bestie that can’t get enough beauty products.

4. Stuart Weitzman Elevated Over-The-Knee Boots: Stuart Weitzman Boots are also an anniversary sale staple. They cost a pretty penny, but I’m not embellishing when I say they are the BEST boots I own. I’ve trucked them through snow during NYFW and in every little supermarket in Fort Worth. These are my go-to boots each season and it is nearly impossible to find them any other place or time of year for this discount. This season, I purchased them in the brown shade. I really don’t have brown boots so I’m excited to wear these with dresses! If over-the-knee boots intimidate you, go for a chocolate brown. It’s a bit of a softer look and not as “date night” as a black pair. Also note, I went down a half size in these boots. That’s pretty odd for boots because normally you go up half a size. I’m generally TTS in all SW shoes. However, I asked the sales associate what every girl was doing that bought these and he said they all went down half a size as well. Something about the block heel makes your foot slide forward more.

5. Vince Camuto Ruedi Leather Tote: I told myself I wasn’t going to get a bag. I told myself I wasn’t going to get a bag. I told myself I wasn’t going to get a bag. I was on the phone with my mom walking in Nordstrom saying, “Don’t let me leave with a bag.” When I saw the bag, I though it would be at least $400. It was less than half and the leather feels like butter! It’s a great neutral and fits my planner inside.

6. Robin Piccone Cameron Plunge One-Piece: Robin Piccone makes some of the flirtiest and most flattering one-piece wonders! By the crochet cinching towards the middle, this piece creates the illusion of a waistline if you have more of a sporty body type.

7. Barefoot Dreams Blanket: If you haven’t hopped on the Barefoot Dreams bandwagon, I have failed you as a blogger. I LIVED in these comfy pieces after I gave birth and they are my favorite items for lounging. I’ll be honest, at first glance you’ll be a little wide-eyed at the price tag. However, I get mine during the Nordstrom Sale which helps a lot! You’ll seriously never want to cuddle a different brand of blanket again.

8. LBD: In terms of clothing, my two favorite items to get during this sale are dresses and sweaters. I’ve gotten $20 sweaters that last season after season and bridal shower dresses I’ve worn to numerous celebrations. I pulled my 5 favorite dresses and why each needs a home in your closet. The first one is the LBD that’s appropriate for numerous occasions.

9. Work Dress: If you’re tired of wearing black to work, this Eliza J Ruffle Sleeve Sheath Dress is to-die-for in cobalt blue. Eliza J makes some of my favorite dresses that fit like a dream. This option is under $100.

10. Shower Dress: All you hostesses know what I’m talking about. In the spring it can seem as if you have a bridal shower or baby shower every other weekend. Steer clear of white for a bridal shower and soft pastels for a baby shower as you may clash with the guest of honor. I always like to go for a jewel tone and this off-the-shoulder number is flattering for nearly any skin tone.

11. Weekend Dress: This Adrianna Papell Jaspee Knot Midi Dress can be paired with sneakers or booties for the weekend. Take it from brunch to errands to date night and you won’t have to change all day. I’d pair it with these pink sneaks on sale.

12. Leopard Loafers: If you like my Kate Spade leopard loafers, but don’t love the price, these are for you!

13. Cashmere Wrap: A cashmere wrap is a capsule wardrobe must have, and these make traveling so much easier. I didn’t pick one up yesterday, but I’m snagging it today.

14. Loren Hope Glenn Crystal Wrap Bracelet: Finish up summer with a fun little addition to your arm party. This is also a wonderful birthday gift for a girl because it creates the illusion of many stacked bracelets, but you just have to keep up with one item.

15. AG Jeans: Hands down, AG makes the best denim. They were my favorite jeans when I was pregnant [they have maternity!], they are my favorite jeans before pregnancy and they are still my favorite jeans after. GOOD designer denim is rarely ever on sale, so this is something I take advantage of.

16. Tory Burch Frida Pebbled Leather Tote: This tote is perfect for work and the gold links remind me of a Chanel bag!

17. Neulash: While I don’t recommend this for pregnant or nursing mamas, this product is liquid gold! I’ve said before everyone I know that has had eyelash extensions calls me crying saying their lashes were ruined for a time being. Y’all, use this stuff instead! I’ve had women pull on my lashes thinking they were extensions when I used it. I have lots of reviews of this product, here is a recent one!

18. Chanel Gloss Set: I’ll be honest, I’m embarrassed to admit that I caved and bought the Kim Kardashian nude gloss set. It was such a waste of money to me, and I didn’t like the texture. But one thing I do always love is Chanel Gloss. I picked up this gift set for my mom’s birthday as well!

19. J.Crew Link Necklace: I can’t wait to wear this necklace in the fall with a messy ponytail and a camel sweater.

20. Leith Wrap-Front Sweater: I was a dancer growing up. My mom put me in class at 2 and the “requirement” was that you had to be potty trained. She lied to the dance studio owner, put big girl panties on me and told me that if I went during class I could never go to class again orrrr see my mom ever again. LOL. She jokes now that she is SO thankful she didn’t parent during social media days. She is like, “Your generation would tell me I was a terrible mother for putting the fear of God in you and your sister. But it worked!” Hey, I was potty trained quite quickly! lol Ask any of my mom’s friends, she always had the craziest parenting stories. Like I fully grew up believing if you crossed the street without holding your mom’s hand and waiting for her, the gypsies came to get you and you had to live with them. Forever. I could seriously do an entire blog post on it, they are so funny. But enough of that. This wrap sweater reminds me of the ballet sweaters I would wear in Miss Julie’s ballet class. I seriously wish I still had them, but this one is practically identical and less than $50.

21. Moon River Dress: I also got this dress [if you are fuller chested, go up a size!] and can’t wait to style it with my SW boots. I’ll be honest, I don’t like this dress online. In fact, I would never purchase it based on the online photo. But when I tried it one it became one of my favorite sale finds. The great thing about this dress it that you can start wearing it now. Also, if your middle is a section you are a little self conscious about, this cinching is so incredibly flattering!

22. Black Booties: Each fall, my goal is to find booties similar to the black acne ones. These will be my dupe this fall and for under $80 I think they are the perfect option.

23. Topshop Layered Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan: This is my favorite sweater from the entire sale! It’s so versatile and the sleeve details are incredibly chic. I’ll wear it with a white tank and AG jeans. I went up a size as Topshop generally runs a bit smaller. I also tried it on in 3 sizes and just preferred it a little oversized with the sleeves. You want it to be a bit more Olsen Twin. 😉

24. Baublebar Metallic Crispin Statement Earrings: Okay, you might be sick of seeing these earrings this season. However, I’m not! haha! These are my favorite earrings to wear with anything.

25. Marc Jacobs Watch: My Michele watch is a treasured gift I got for my 18th birthday. It is still my favorite watch I own and I’d love to add a gold one eventually! Maybe my 30th birthday?! Until then, I love this Marc Jacobs watch with the same shape. I also LOVE the black face. I’ve wanted a black-face watch for 3 years. I never got it worrying it would be trendy, but after 3 years of eyeballing them- I think it was time! If you are wanting a Michele watch, those are on sale as well.

26. Nike Versa Crop Top: You can’t forget to check out the athletic section of the sale. So many great leggings and sports bras. My favorite of the batch is this Nike crop tank that can be worn year-round and looks great with a long white tank underneath.

27. Water Bottles: Keep one for yourself and add one to your gift closet. They are the chicest option to add to your desk at work.

28. Leith Circle Cardigan: I think I tried on each and every cardigan part of the sale. This one felt the best and most luxurious. AKA won’t fall apart in .2 seconds like many affordable sweaters do. I got the grey option.

29. Wrap Coat: One thing I always buy from the sale is a wrap coat. I want to be Olivia Pope, but Olivia Pope I am not. This beauty keeps my dream alive!

30. Hanky Panky: These are the best and never show under clothing!

I will be covering the NSale a lot the next few weeks. And if you love it- yay! If you don’t love sale reviews, I get it too. Read this if you have a chance! 🙂

Now onto the best part, a giveaway! As a thank you to readers for all your love and support each year, I’m giving a girl NOT one, but FOUR Tory Burch bags so she can grow her collection. One for play, one for pool, one for work and one for weekend. Enter below. Winner will be announced next week!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All you have to do to enter is follow my twitter. In order for a Rafflecopter entry to work I have to put *some* way to enter. I understand some people don’t have twitter, but before with other giveaways I’ve even told girls they can make up any random name and it will still track their e-mail and include them. First enter your e-mail with that log-in part, then click follow me or your twitter handle. You’ll be counted! xo

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  1. The Vince Camuto Ruedi Leather Tote though! Super cute, I would get it! I know what you mean about excessive buying of bags… I know, I know.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  2. Seriously need to get my hands on that lash boost serum!! <3


    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  3. Taylor wrote:

    Katey, this is the best giveaway EVER!! I love that you are always changing things up when it comes to giveaways and you always try to make sure there is a giveaway for every type of girl. You have a heart of gold!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Aw! You are so sweet Taylor and I’m so happy you love the giveaway! Thank you for reading!! xo

      Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  4. danielle wrote:

    Saw your sneak peek of the giveaway last night on snapchat and love all the bags! have a super need for the work appropriate bag in my life.
    also love getting to see maxi!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  5. Love all of your picks!! I won’t be working at all today- just shopping lol. I love the Moon River dress and I agree, Hanky Panky’s are the best underwear!


    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  6. Nicholle wrote:

    I ordered those leopard flats! Love!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  7. Gabrielle Casarcia wrote:

    LOVE this post!! You are my favorite blogger & always have the best posts, outfits, ideas, etc. Thank you for doing what you do & being such a style inspiration!!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  8. Emily Barrett wrote:

    Absolutely in LOVE with this giveaway!!! I’ve been dreaming for a Tory burch bag for years but they’ve always been too expensive!!! Awesome how you’re willing to help out anyone who might not be able to afford! This will really make someone’s day!!!!????

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  9. Winter wrote:

    Favorite time of the year for all us girls! I follow a lot of bloggers and I loved your message on Twitter. Sure, it can be redundant. But you’re truly keeping all your readers in mind. It was the sweetest message and truly reminded me why you’re my favorite blogger.

    Loved all your picks and already filling up my cart with quite a few of them! Excited for that giveaway too ????

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  10. Elizabeth wrote:

    Love love love your picks for the sale!! I’ve already been adding things to my bag! And thank you for the giveaway, you are so sweet and the bags are beautiful!!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  11. Caysi Holt wrote:

    Bag. Goals.

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  12. Rachel wrote:

    Awesome giveaway!!!! ???????? love your site and always following you on Insta!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  13. Cassidi Stroud wrote:

    I love all of your picks..of course! 😉 I saw your twitter post last night and you nailed it, so so true! I’m just a teacher needing school clothes. Lol:) Thank you for the giveaway, I’m obsessed with all of the bags!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  14. Marguerite Steele wrote:

    Such a fun post! Loved getting ideas from your favorites. The giveaway is awesome! Thank you!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  15. Madison wrote:

    NeuLash is seriously life changing! I tell all my friends! Haha SAME WITH BAREFOOT DREAMS. I have two blankets and I don’t use anything else I am so obsessed. I keep telling my mom that whenever I get pregnant literally all I want for gifts from her is everything baby related from barefoot dreams. Spoken like a true addict! Also I’ve been coveting SW boots for sooo many years maybe this year (and this sale) I’ll finally cave!

    As always thank you so much for sharing, we love you & Maxi!!
    Cheers! Madison

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  16. Lauren wrote:

    Loveeeeee your sale picks and can’t wait for more blog posts about the sale! Awesome giveaway too!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  17. LOVE all your Nordstrom picks! You honestly have THE best taste and always inspire!! So jazzed about your giveaway!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  18. You are so generous to hold the BEST giveaway ever. All of your picks were so thoughtful! I love how you explained each one on Snapchat! I also love every one of your picks on today’s post, especially the cardigans and dresses!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  19. Annaliese wrote:

    What a generous and lovely giveaway for the NSale!! So fun to read about your favorite picks! I can’t wait for what I ordered to arrive. 🙂

    xoxo A

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  20. Alex wrote:

    Love so many of your choices! And this giveaway is INCREDIBLE. Seriously obsessed with each and every bag! Next week is my birthday, so I’m crossing my fingers…!!! 🙂 Happy shopping to you! xx

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  21. Meaghan wrote:

    Wow!! Amazing! As a young mom of two I always go try to find balance between functional and cute and that’s when I look to you! lol I relate so much on the things you post about being a mom and in your snaps when you explained how most could be used for both purposes I thought ok girl has a point! I neeed them all. Fingers crossed ????????

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  22. Tay Magee wrote:

    I love reading your posts in the morning before I get out of bed! It sets my day up to be positive. I also love your sale guides!
    I’ve been going back and forth between purchasing SW OTK boots since last fall and can’t decide if they’re worth the investment — I’m a short girl too, but have a little more love on my thighs. I also don’t have the opportunity to try on a pair in person as the closest Nordstrom is 4 hours away from me (Boo!).
    What would your advice be for someone like me that can only shop the sale online?

    xo, Tay

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Tay! You’re so sweet! So for most sales I do think a little bit longer. With the NSale I purchase more quickly because items sell out so quickly AND Nordstrom is so generous with their return policy. You can always try on and the returns are free as they provide the label, etc. I hope this helps girl! xo

      Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  23. ASHLEY H wrote:

    Follow your blog Religiously!!! This bag giveaway would be perfect for this teacher and mom. Great for all occasions in life. Fingers crossed

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  24. Caroline wrote:

    The most generous giveaway!!! Love your variety in best buys for the Nordstrom sale. All of them seem like true staples. Thank you for sharing Maxi with us!!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  25. Bree Speed wrote:

    That blanket……….. NEED THAT!!! I love your posts. Your little Maxi is just so sweet, and I love to see your post!!! My little princess, Elle, is just about a month or so older than Maxi, and its fun that a lot of the milestones or things you mention about her, I am also experiencing!!!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  26. Katelyn wrote:

    This giveaway is too good to be true! Christmas came in July 🙂

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  27. Ashlyn Roberts wrote:

    What a dream!! You’re too sweet!!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  28. I need the Baublebar earrings in every color! They are just so great and fun!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  29. Joselyn wrote:

    Cool stuff love love this

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  30. Mallery Hamill wrote:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway! I’ve been following you since you started your blog and this is the most extravagant giveaway thus far! You’re the best!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  31. You are too good to your followers, this is such an awesome giveaway! Love all your stuff and big fan, keep on being fabulous and inspiring us with family, fashion, and FUN! Fingers crossed I win those GORGEOUS Tory’s!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  32. Carlie Estabrook wrote:

    Everytime I get on snapchat I try to load yours as the first one!! I love the outfit today! The dress and boots are totally cute but I liked the jeans, Gucci belt, and leopard flats the most ???? Looked perfect on you! I love how you always have Maxi in everything and you are truly mom GOALS!! I love this time of year when Nordstrom has their sales and bloggers really help out and show their favs! Really helps us college girls out ???????????? can’t wait to follow you more throughout this journey????????

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  33. Olivia wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing this post and the giveaway! I love reading your blog posts and always watch your snap stories (ps. Loved the sneak peak of the Tory Burch bags!) looking for new ideas, advice, and just fashion in general! Your blog definitely inspires me everyday, so thank you for that! 🙂

    Xoxo, Olivia

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  34. Carlie wrote:

    Ahh you are truly mom GOALS! I make sure every time I get on snapchat you are the first I watch because I just love maxi and how you are so close and open on snapchat! I really love it!! I love this time of year because of Nordstrom’s sale and all the bloggers get their favs and it really helps especially when you tried on the dress and boots this morning! I am obsessed with the boots even more! My most favorite were the jeans, gucci belt, and the leopard flats SO STINKING CUTE! I usually do my shopping at this time because it really helps us college gals out so I will be browsing all day today to find deals!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Carlie! Oh my gosh, you’re so sweet!! That was my favorite outfit, too! SO comfy! haha. I sit on the floor in class with Maxi so it makes it easy! Thank you so much!! xoxo

      Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  35. Cindy Geest wrote:

    This is for the Tory Burch 4 bag give away. I’m a teacher and have recently found you this summer! Love Tory and could sure use all four. I have three babies that are now in high school but love reliving all your newfound love with your little one. Brings me right back. ❤️????☀️

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  36. Katie wrote:

    Always been my favorite blog and I admire you so much!! Thank you for such an incredible giveaway!! You truly do have a heart of gold and you are always so kind to all of your followers! Also, thank you so much for taking the time out to show us such great finds in the Nordstrom Sale!! I am getting married next spring and I think both the pink dress and the blue dress might need to come home with me for parties and showers!!


    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  37. Caitlin Eason wrote:


    You are seriously the sweetest!! Loving this anniversary sale run-down! So many amazing finds–im loving the leopard loafers and black booties for the fall. I’m always looking for comfy shoes I can dress up or down for work! This is such a wonderful giveaway, I’m crossing my fingers!! I’m in desperate need of a new bag! ????????????????

    Caitlin Eason

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  38. Rachel Cossette wrote:

    That Pink Tory Burch bag is to die for! I love it and I hope I win! Thank you for this giveaway!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  39. Jo Marie wrote:

    First off, what an amazing giveaway! The bags are so perfect. Would love to add them to my collection. <3 Second off, thanks for the heads up on the SW boots! I've been going back and forth about treating myself to a pair…this might be the year I say yolo and do it! 🙂 Oh and thanks for the tip about going down a size. Noted!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  40. Love your picks for the sale I am in love with the bags for the giveaway I have dreamed of owning a Tory Burch bag.

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  41. Caitlin wrote:

    Your post is so helpful in navigating the sale!! Dying over this AMAZING giveaway!! Your love and generosity for your followers never ceases to amaze me! Would die to win these bags, being a PreK teacher doesn’t really allow for top many frequent bag purchases and these cover needs across the board!! Thanks for always being so helpful, Katey!!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  42. Ellen Duran wrote:

    Oh this is literally the most exciting giveaway by far, and loved the sneak peak last night on SNAP! So exciting

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  43. Pamela wrote:

    Love these bags! How sweet are you to be doing this giveaway!? Also, can you swatch the Laura Mercier colors on Snapchat? I kinda feel like I need the palette, but was hoping to see the colors on the skin first!

    Published 13 Jul 17Reply
  44. Claire C wrote:

    So sad I have to wait to try the lash serum until after nursing, but this is such a sweet giveaway! I immediately knew which bag each girl in my family would die over…. and of course I would need to keep the pink bag for myself lol!

    Published 14 Jul 17Reply
  45. Loving the BaubleBar earrings!!

    Published 14 Jul 17Reply
  46. Roxy wrote:

    “Lies my mother told me as a child” lol

    Published 14 Jul 17Reply
  47. Liz wrote:

    Such a great giveaway!!! Super excited, and love reading the blog!!! ????????

    Published 16 Jul 17Reply
  48. jon then wrote:

    Great time for buying clothes and everything during Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, they offer a great discount offer during the sale.

    Published 17 Jul 17Reply
  49. Such a great giveaway, just forget about pricing just avail big discount during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    Published 17 Jul 17Reply
  50. Such a great giveaway, just forget about pricing just avail big discount during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

    Published 17 Jul 17Reply
  51. Jodie wrote:

    I love everything you wear, and all of your posts!! I’m also a mommy except my baby is 18 months, and I’m expecting another in a few weeks!! I loved your tweet about why you post the Nsale so much. I love everything you wear but sometimes it is pricey for me. I always look for the sales and I’m grateful you think of your readers while shopping.

    Published 17 Jul 17Reply
  52. Lauren wrote:

    I have to admit, I came back to this post to help narrow down my list for when the sale goes public tomorrow! Your item descriptions were fabulous and super helpful. Thank you for always being like my fashionable BFF!

    Published 20 Jul 17Reply