The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live and this morning I am sharing with you everything I bought at 3 AM along with some first impression feedback.  I’m heading to the store at 8 AM so make sure you are following me on Facebook or Instagram to see pictures of my favorites as I try things on all day long! I will put together a Dressing Room Diaries post later to share everything I tried (the Good, the Bad and the Maybe).  If you are feeling overwhelmed start with your favorite brands … these are the brands I go to first:  BOSS, Theory, Veronica Beard, Rag and Bone, Jefferey Campbell, Lewit, Ted Baker, Rebecca Taylor, Paige and Sam Edelman.  I’m sure I missed a few in there but you get the idea.   Okay, let’s have some fun … here are my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale First Picks

What I Bought for Work

There is lots of good work wear in the sale.  Work pants and pencil skirts abound and I’ll sort through the best of them before this weekend.  The BOSS selection is killer.  If you are in need of a new suit or sheath dresses start there and don’t wait!  Theory also has items in the sale but they were not coming up on the website this morning.  This is one of the best times to stock up on quality work wear staples (more on that coming soon).  Since I’m pretty stocked in the staples department I looked to pick up unique items that catch my eye and can be remixed with pieces already in my closet.

Simone Lace-Up Pants, Main, color, Navy

Rag & Bone Simone – I love my Simone Pants and the idea of ankle ties just seemed too cute.  Plus I saw a couple people post their try-ons during level four and they loved them!!  #SOLD

Dover Blazer, Main, color, Pink

J.Crew Dover Blazer – I predict this one is going to go pretty quick!  It also comes in three neutral colors (Black, Navy and Grey)

Double Breasted Corduroy Blazer, Main, color, Rust Ginger

Chelsea28 Corduroy Blazer – This is another one I think may go pretty quick.  It also comes in a Navy but I love this rich tan for Fall.

Marsden Pebbled Leather Tote, Main, color, Nut

Tory Burch Tote – I’ve been looking for a new work tote and this just may be the one.  Comes in three colors and two sizes (smaller size here).  My former Boss has the Light Oak color and it was a debate which color to choose.

Pleat Detail Midi Skirt, Main, color, Blue Layered Squares

Halogen Midi Skirt – I love the fun print and color combination.

Turtleneck, Main, color, Noir

Majestic Turtleneck – Because these are the best turtlenecks on the planet.  I also grabbed this Chelsea 28 one at half the price.

Pintuck Ponte Pant, Main, color, Black Glam City Windows

Leith Windowpane Pants – I love a good windowpane print and these seemed fun and kind of different.

Windowpane Plaid Ruched Cuff Top, Main, color, Ivory Multi

Tibi Top and Skirt – I am not usually a white person but the reviews for this top have been so amazing I had to try!  I also got the matching skirt because I am a separates as dress kind of person.

Smocked Neck Top, Main, color, Red Poinsettia

Chelsea 28 Smock Neck Top – This looked fun and work approprriate and was only $53.  Also came in yellow and grey!

Tweed Midi Skirt, Main, color, Pink Multi Tweed

Halogen Tweed – I love Tweed and I love Midi length pieces and this was only $53.  #Done

Eyelash Graphic Wool & Silk Sweater, Main, color, Blue Marlin Henrietta Floral

Lewit Sweater – I opted to buy this one first and I will check out the stripe one in person.

Pagoda Cadet Jacket, Main, color, Army

Smyth Jacket – Not a part of the Anniversary Sale but on sale (so everyone can buy it today!!).

Steel Jacket with Removable Turtleneck Dickey, Main, color, Brown Multi

Veronica Beard Blazer – I had to get his year’s Dickie jacket.  The colors look gorgeous!!  Bring on Fall!!

Slim Stretch Crepe Pants, Main, color, Black- Blue Plaid

Halogen Pants – More fun pants!! These came in seven colors!


I’m a dress girl … but when I saw there was 94 dresses in the sale I decided they needed to be conquered in person.  Uncharacteristically I only ordered one (from Chelsea 28).  I have an entire post dedicated to them so you will have to wait.  If I find anything amazing during my in store visit today I will be sure to share to social media!  The one I am the most excited to try though ….

Textured Peplum Dress, Main, color, Mid Grey

This Ted Baker beauty!!  It is as swoon-worthy as they get!! Gorgeous!!

Shoes (and Booties) Shipped Home

This is the list that will probably grow the most once I can put some of the shoes on my feet. I love so many shoes … but sometimes they don’t love my feet. #literally  Don’t worry I will share everything I learn!!  I have a whole list I will be trying on today and if they aren’t in store then there will be a second order!!  #LoveShoes

Marta Slingback Pump, Main, color, Black Leather

Lewit Pumps – I attempted to pick these up in store today and I’m really hoping the order does not get cancelled.  LOVE!!

Sadie Slingback Flat, Main, color, Coral Embroidered Fabric

Halogen Slingback – A cute little flat to wear with denim or skirts.

Talbia Loafer, Main, color, Cream

White Loafer – I’ve been looking for a white loafer for awhile and I loved the studs on these.  Although I am also this AGL slipper that isn’t white but is so GORGEOUS with its little metal accent!!

Careeta Pump, Main, color, Black Leather

Vince Camuto Pumps – These were too cool to resist.

Nicola Waterproof Knee High Boot, Main, color, Dark Grey Suede

Blondo Boots – I am really hoping I love these as much in person!! Came in four colors.

Darlington Flat, Main, color, Black Leather

Vince Flat – The perfect flat that I will wear for years!!

Kawaa Pump, Main, color, Black Leather

Ted Baker Heels – The perfect heel that I have already worn for years!!

Top Picks for Play

Since I don’t work everyday I also need some pieces for the weekend.  Somehow one or two pieces always turns into five (or ten).  #ITry

Meant to Be Moto Jacket, Main, color, Mushroom

BlankNYC Moto – I think this is going to be another popular piece – its just too versatile to ignore (the hoodie removes). Comes in three colors!

Genuine Rabbit & Fox Fur Vest, Main, color, Black

Rabbit Fur Vest – On a trip to NYC I saw a women wearing a similar Navy one and I’ve been on the hunt ever since.  Something about this just spoke to me and I had to add it to my cart.

Button Hem Baby Boot Jeans, Main, color, Dark Sea

Veronica Beard Denim – Love.  Love.  Love.

I grabbed quite a few jeans because you just never know how things will fit.  Beside the Veronica Beard beauties (which better fit) I grabbed these $39 STS Blues (my favorite find from last year), STS Blues in Grey, Olive colored Frame Jeans, Paige Hoxton, and these Frame Straight Leg.

Everything Else

From shoes for little boys to bras, underwear and deodorant.  This is all the other randomness that went into my cart before I hit the checkout button for the final time.  #KeepingItReal

3-Pack No-Show Socks, Main, color, Black/ White

Nike Socks – The best no show sock for Fall booties!!

'Luxe' Leg Shaping Tights, Main, color, Very Black

SPANX Hose and Tights – Because I wouldn’t survive Fall and Winter without them.

I am doing round-ups from my try-on session and shipment but it will take most of next week to get them all posted.  I promise that will happen before the sales opens for the public!!  You can find my full Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide here and I will keep it updated as I add my best of lists and dressing room diaries!!

Happy Shopping!!