The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 5 Tried & True Recommendations

Friday, July 13, 2018

It's that time of year again... the Nordstrom anniversary sale is live! If you're part of the blogging world or just an avid reader of blogs, you've been hearing about this sale for forever, and chances are you're perusing post after post with everyone's favorites. So am I! If you enjoy fashion and shopping (raising my hand), it's so much fun to see what everyone's liking for the upcoming season. 

Although, I'll admit, this year I am just not in the fall frame of mind at all. Most years I can appreciate the fuzzy sweaters and tall boots but this year I feel like summer just started (maybe thanks to the longest winter of all time). With that said, there are some great deals, so I thought I'd share a few of my absolute favorite picks that are tried and true. Meaning, I already own them or have purchased them myself. I hope it helps you narrow things down if you're hoping to invest in a couple of useful pieces! :)

I'm including this shoe because 7 years ago I got an almost identical pair for my birthday and they are still my go-to neutral shoe. I wear them to work, I wear them out, I even can wear them chasing the kids around. They work for everything, and the more traditional ballet flat works for me better than the ever-popular Reva style that pinches at the heel. I've had strangers come up to me and ask about my (very old) pair, and I haven't seen TB do something similar in a while -- so if you're interested, here's your chance to treat yourself at an $80 discount.

Speaking girl to girl here, good bras are really hard to find. For a long time I bought inexpensive Target bras, but they lost their shape so quickly. A couple of years ago I tried on a Natori bra at Nordstrom after hearing a lot of great things about them and I never looked back. Here's the style I own in a couple of colors, and here's a style I'd like to try. Think about it, it's something you wear every single day, it absolutely has to be comfortable (no wires or straps digging in), and it dictates how the rest of your clothes fit. Buy a good one (and better yet, buy a good one at a good price!).

If you're shopping for a child, this is my number one pick. These jackets are warm, yet light and the hood is a must. We have a handful of them (and they're getting double the use thanks to miss H!) and C was able to wear her last one for two years straight. These are no-brainers, quality, and safe in carseats (as opposed to those bulky winter jackets). I actually tried this style out for C this year, which is a little different, but I don't think you can go wrong with either!

4. Nikes.
A couple of years ago I got a pair of Nikes from the Nordstrom sale as a birthday gift (serious perks of my birthday being less than a week before this sale, ha!) and in the fall and winter I still wear them constantly. Sneakers are a must, whether you actually work out in them or not -- I'm mostly the not; working on that. ;) And good sneakers are usually pretty pricy, but these are less than $75. And that grey... I love.

This is my favorite gloss that I've ever owned (I like a lot from this brand!). The colors are always pretty, it goes on smoothly, isn't sticky, and has this slight plumping effect. I love soft nudes like these!

So there ya have it, fellow browsers. My top five tried and true steals from the anniversary sale! I'd love to hear if you try one or a couple out, and what your favorites are. And don't forget -- just because there's a sale happening and everyone seems to be posting what they took home -- no pressure. There are a lot of cute things, but try to imagine what you'll really use and love, and what's truly a great discount. Then treat yourself guilt free!

Hope you have a great weekend! 


  1. I really like BareMinerals lip line too and have a bunch of colors from them. I need to try the lip gloss. Hope you have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

    1. Ahh me too! Love that their glosses are nice and light and not sticky. Thanks, Sierra, hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

  2. I need to check out those jackets for my girls. so cute. I love my Tory flats and I could use another pair. But money. Ha.

    1. Ohhh, I hear you on that! They are a splurge. I've worn my current ones literally to the sole, though, so at least I know they get a ton of use. Definitely check out the jackets, you won't be disappointed! Have a great weekend, momma.

  3. The Revas are really pretty - I've heard a lot about them on the American blogs and it was good to hear about how they wear and last. I would love to try a pair if I could find a UK stockist, love ballet flats, but have never worn a really good quality pair before. With you on the comfy bra situation - I have only JUST bought one and I think I will stick to a good t-shirt bra even after baby - once you've worn one there is no going back! I hope you've had a fun week-end! Joanne xx

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who finally gave in to buying a "grown up bra" (aka super comfy but a little pricier) -- long past when I probably should have! I hope you enjoyed your weekend also, Joanne! xo


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