Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Haves

Twice a year I look forward to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Although I could have linked about 50 things that I’d want to buy, I decided to keep it to a handful of my faves.  From off-the-shoulder sweaters to summer flats, little black dresses, and more, I think this selection includes a little something for every style.

With my impending move to LA, my wardrobe is in desperate need of jean shorts, basic casual tees, and a few more sandals. (Okay I don’t actually NEED more sandals, but in my world no closet can have too many shoes.)

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wardrobe Must-Haves:

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What My Wardrobe Needs:

Shorts Blank NYC from Nordstrom

I only listed one pair here because most of the shorts that I found that I loved were not on sale. But I didn’t want to be that annoying person that draws you into a sale, then points out the most expensive stuff that isn’t on sale!

I love the shorts above because they are not TOO short.  For years, I was fully immersed in the “short shorts” craze so now I’m stuck with two options: show my butt or wear pants. Since I’m moving to a place that is all year round Summer, I figure it’s a good idea to invest in some more “appropriate” (I hate that word) shorts.

What My Wardrobe Wants:

Nordstrom Alexander Wang

I’ve been obsessing over these Alexander Wang shoes for over a year now. They’re finally on sale. And if I hadn’t of just bought a new pair of Malone Souliers sandals, I might have considered these.

I’d love to hear what you bought from the Nordstrom Sale…or what you want to buy!

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Time for Some Nordstrom Baggage Therapy

Nordstrom to the rescue…get everything you want from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale while it lasts.  We’ve ll got baggage; why not make it the hot and trendy kind!

There are three main occasions you want to consider.

  1. Roadtrips – After all, it is summer: the time to gas up your rental car, gather your friends, and drive down the coast with nothing by your hottest glasses, your new summer dresses, and road snacks.  A mid-size girly backpack like this pink Rebecca Minkoff one is adorable and practical for optimum storage, whether you’re stuffing it full of your fave summer reads or your essentials for the beach.
  2. Evenings – No excuses ladies, with the warm summer evenings upon us, there’s no need to bring huge handbags to stuff your winter gloves.  A light pink clutch is the perfect investment for all your summer night outings.
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Rebecca Minkoff



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Ted Baker







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Vince Camuto

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Rebecca Minkoff









3. Days – For all your day time adventures, whether you’re going to work or living the more carefree lifestyle, a medium size shoulder bag is the way you want to go.  Leave your black purses in your closet until winter and step out into the sun with a fancy color like baby blue or maroon!

Get these four Nordstrom purses before the sale ends on August 8th!


J. Molly

Shop the Highlights from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

For the enthusiastic fashionista, we all know Black Friday, Christmas, and your Birthday fail in comparison to this lovely time of year.  Yes you guessed it, it’s Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, and it’s happening right now.

Just when you thought you couldn’t add anymore to your wardrobe, you come across sales that are too hard to refuse! I searched long and hard for some of the hottest wardrobe staples you need now!  Searching through the Nordstrom sale is a little bit like walking into a bakery first thing in the morning.  Everything looks so appetizing, why choose only one?

Let’s start with the essentials: jeans and leggings.  No wardrobe is complete without a pair of ripped skinny jeans, shiny leggings, and flare jeans.  Click on any of the images for more details.

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As you’re sitting at home blasting the air conditioning, it might be hard to think about jackets. But as we’re approaching August we know that the Fall is right around the corner.  Why not shop the sales and be prepared.  These two jackets are hip, fun, and will go with anything!


Major TREND alert: midi dresses!  If you haven’t already jumped on this bandwagon, it’s time to start! Everyone needs a white dress for summer; from low-cut and flirty to a button-up long-sleeve dress, there are so many great midi styles available.  And of course, never forget the classic feminine pink midi that could take you from work to a party, or even a date!  Say “no more” to mini dresses that you have to pull down every two seconds and “hello” to these comfortable and flirty midi’s!


If you ever want to give your Fitbit a break, wearing a simple and understated designer watch is all you need to amp up your style and sophistication.  Burberry, Kate Spade, you can’t go wrong with either of them!


Choose your shirts and sweaters wisely.  Sales can be a great time to scrounge up all your basics, but sometimes, it’s more fun to go for statement pieces like an eye-catching color-blocked sweater or the perfect grunge plaid shirt.


Now for the best part, shoes!  Nothing is more overwhelming than walking through the Nordstrom shoe department. It’s like a kid walking into a candy shop or Disney World.  Add a sale on top of it, and there’s a possibility you may need your inhaler.  Deep breaths, my friends. Here are some of the top picks!


No outfit is complete without the fancy duds! You know what would really make your new summer hair cut stand out?  A pair of bold, sparkly earrings!  Trendy ear crawlers or colorful chunky earrings should definitely be on your wish list this summer.


Last but not least, why not update your eyewear.  There are so many show-stopping sunglasses on sale right now.  Looking for a pair with the wow factor?  Try big cat-eye sunglasses.  You can’t go wrong!


The final phase of shopping the best sale comes in two parts.  First, you will say to yourself, “Okay, now that’s all I’m buying this Summer.”  You might even feel slightly guilty.  Then comes part two, the best part.  You’re out wearing your new duds, snapping pics with friends, reaping all the compliments, and you think to yourself, “I wonder when the Fall line is coming out.”


J. Molly