Ah, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the most glorious shopping event of the year. If you’re a Nordstrom card holder, you can start shopping now. If not, bookmark this post and come back when the sale opens to the general public.
The sale this year was a bit hot and cold for me. I thought the shoes were not as good as usual. The jewelry in the upper price points was stellar, but the mid-price jewelry wasn’t as good. But even if it isn’t the best Anniversary Sale I’ve ever seen, there are still many lovely things at good prices. Here are my early picks for the best of the sale.
Dress. There are some really lovely work dresses in this year’s selection. This Halogen dress comes in four fabulous colors; I like the green best. This Karen Kane faux-wrap has an elbow-length sleeve that’s great for casual work days.
Tahari is a great brand, and this grey-melange structured sheath (also in petite) is perfect for the office. I also love the graphic print on this dress, which would look stunning with a white blazer.
Want something you can wear today (as opposed to this fall)? This Julia Jordan eyelet sheath is a great option.
Tops and Sweaters. I usually don’t do the high/low thing, but I loved the look of this blouse so much, I decided not to care. It comes in five colors, and I ordered the soft pink.
There are a ton (a ton) of tie-neck blouses this year. You know, I love a tie-neck, but these blouses are not created equal. This Classiques Entier blouse is the best one on offer. I also like this Bailey 44 blouse in forest green.
Love cardigans? This v-neck Halogen cardi is a great basic (also in petite). I adore this floral embroidered sweater from the affordable Chelsea28 Line. And if you like the look of a slouchy sweater, this Topshop funnel-neck sweater is a great option.
Skirts and Pants. I purchased this skirt in two colors last year, and quickly decided that I wish I owned all the colors. The fabric has a great weight and feel to it. It hangs really beautifully. And it’s really comfortable. If you’re not feeling the pencil skirt, try this a-line skirt from Classiques Entier.
Miscellaneous. I buy lotion once a year. This enormous bottle from Kiehl’s is an amazing bargain because if you bought this volume in the smaller sizes it would cost $107 more. Also on the beauty side, this wonderful MAC palette perfect for day-to-night makeup looks.