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2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Work Picks

It’s the most wonderful day of the year…

Whether you’re a bargain shopper or dedicated to designer duds, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the place to be.  Today, the early preview begins for Nordstrom cardholders. The full access to the sale starts on July 21st, but you can preview all of the items now.

There will be a number of Anniversary Sale items featured over the next few weeks, but for this first post, I want to focus only on work attire.  Because if you’re anything like me, you like to put the majority of your wardrobe money into your work attire.  When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do good work.  So here let’s hunt for work clothes.


Lafayette 148 Indra Knit Dress ($398.90)

You know how I feel about dresses.  Dresses make getting dressed for work the easiest thing in the world.  This dress has a very high-end look with a stylish mix of textures.  It also has one of my favorite qualities, versatility.  You could dress this up or down and it would look amazing either way.

In the $150+ range, this fuschia Ted Baker dress could be worn today (a rarity at this decidedly fall-themed sale).  This laser-cut Lafayette 148 shift dress also caught my eye.  I wish the selection in this range was bit better, but they made up for in the more affordable price point.

Vince Camuto Scuba Dress ($98.90)

I am a sucker for berry hues.  Add in a unique print, and you have a dress that I need to own.  Other choices under-$150, this stretch Tahari dress comes in a very chic slate blue color.  This cold-shoulder dress from Eliza J would be great for someone in PR or marketing (for the rest of us, it’s a dinner dress).  And this Adrianna Papell dress has a twisted waistline that is going to be super slimming.

Plus-size, I love this Vince Camuto floral dress–it’s pretty, but not too pretty.  And this Tahari crepe shift, it is the business, business casual, dinner out dress every woman needs.

Blouses & Tops

Akris Punto Ruffle Sleeve Blouse ($237.90)

I am so in love with this look.  I would wear this top and skirt combo every week.  It has a great classic-1950s appeal with a modern twist.  Flawless.

In the $125+ range, this pleated collar BOSS blouse would look impeccable with a pencil skirt.  Their stretch silk blouse also caught my eye.  What can I say?  I’m a sucker for a chic basic.

Under-$125, I love this Ted Baker flare-sleeve top in black.  There are so many great Halogen tops.  I love their bow-neck poplin blouse and their lace & poplin blouse.  This pleated Vince Camuto shell comes in five colors.  For something cute and fun, I adore this CeCe Scallop top.  Plus-size, this non-iron Foxcroft tunic is the perfect basic button-up.  I also like this short-sleeve blouse in a whimsical floral print.

Suits & Blazers

BOSS Jenessa Suit Jacket ($414.90) and Skirt ($196.90)

There are not a lot of suits in this sale, and what there is is fairly basic.  However, this eggplant melange BOSS suit is incredible. It’s also a throwback to my younger years when I competed in debate in an eggplant suit.  Had to have it.  For something more affordable, this Halogen Ela suit is a great basic and comes in three colors.

As for non-suit blazers and jackets, the sale is a little thin.  In the upper price points, I love this Tahari leather jacket and this Rebecca Taylor tweed peplum.  This Halogen tweed blazer is an affordable option.  I also love this asymmetrical Vince Camuto; perfect with a pair of wide leg trousers.  Plus-size?  This textured long topper would look awesome over a sheath dress.  For suits, this navy Sejour suit is a sleek option.

Winter Coats

DvF Double-Face Wool Coat ($329.90)

If you need a winter coat (and you don’t want to wait until January to buy one), the NAS is the best time to shop.  The selection is great, and the discounts are even better.  I adore the sleek style of this DvF coat mixed with the softness of the robin’s egg blue.

In the $250+ price point, I also like this structural Badgley Mischka coat in a smoky lavender.  This navy Theory coat has a modern asymmetrical shape.  Under-$250, this Pendleton waterproof duffle-coat is a must have.  This pale blue Charles Gray coat is pure class, and this Halogen boiled wool zip coat is perfectly relaxed.

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  1. Anna says:

    OMG droooooooling over that berry dress. Such a great price too.

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  2. SC says:

    The berry dress is gorgeous! I wish the print were a tad more subtle, but DAT COLOR.

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  3. Crystal Canterbury says:

    I’ve been trying to check out for an hour — no luck. Really frustrating that the Nordstrom website can’t keep with (expectedly high) demand today.

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  4. Crystal says:

    Update – Finally got through to place my order over the phone and they were super nice. Just took awhile!
    And I have high hopes for that BOSS Suit!

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  5. SW says:

    That Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket went straight into my cart! But, I too have been trying to check out since 10:30 am, and have been on hold for 30 min on the phone. Here’s to hoping I can place my order eventually!

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  6. Helena says:

    I have been trying to complete my purchase online alllllll morning. Come on, Nordstrom, beef up your servers and get it together!

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  7. Jenn S. says:

    This sale has nearly gotten me to sign up for a Nordstrom card. Ugh! Definitely need to go the debit route so I don’t lose my damn head.

    July 13, 2017/Reply
  8. Jill says:

    Maybe I’m getting old but Nordstrom is losing me this time. Too many ruffles, too many bare shoulders for me. Seems it used to cater to those who work in offices with a regular dress code and wanted a bit of style but I don’t see that reflected in the sales styles, for the most part. Belle found the cream of the crop — I was hoping for more cream. Oh, well. I’ll save money. 🙂 Noticed the store is giving extra reward points through today to make up for the checkout problems.

    July 14, 2017/Reply