Ladies we are so close.  I know you’ve probably heard all the hype about one of the best sales of they year but I’m going to chime in too.  If you have never shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale then you are in for a treat.  It’s all the Fall merchandise on sale.  This means you get to wear the pieces ALL season long!  I shop the sale every year to stock up on staples, investment pieces and Fall trends  to try for the season.  For the last few days I’ve plowed through the catalog as well as some of the online looks and found more than several pieces that have caught my eye.  If you haven’t yet checked out the CATALOG PREVIEW, then you should absolutely start there.  I think the catalog delivered.  If you are a fan of color then you will love this year’s collection.  If you aren’t there are also a fair amount of browns and tans.  Mad for plaid or floral patterns?  You will find more than a few pieces to love!  With those teasers let’s dive in to the pieces that caught my eye!

My list is fairly short this year for staples that I need (black turtleneck) or investment pieces (new purse) that I need to replace so I mostly shopped for eye catching statements and trends. It will be obvious what is on my list based on my picks.  If you are looking for something specific or stymied on how to wear a piece that you love send me a note.  I love a good style challenge!!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Outer Layers

Because it will get cold and you will need to layer up, I am starting with all the outwear fabulousness in the catalog.  What you don’t see here is all the amazing color options but trust me they are there!! The raincoat in particular comes in a gorgeous yellow and the BLANKNYC moto that is a part of the sale every year comes in a deep burgundy hue perfect for Fall.  There is also same amazing plaid statement coats.  I purchased the plaid coat from the Blaire Eadie collection last fall so I’m good otherwise one of these would be coming home!! And lastly the AllSaints pieces are investments that will last you for years – the trench and monument coat are classic pieces that you absolutely need!!

All Saints Trench | BLANKNYC Moto | TopShop Overcoat | Madewell Anorak | Levi’s Plaid Coat | Ted Baker Plaid Coat | AllSaints Monument | Raincoat

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Layering Pieces

Speaking of layering pieces … because come colder weather I am always look to add or subtract a layer.  The beauty of all of these pieces is that they can go over, under or even stand alone.  The BP Cami is a sale staple and always sells out.  The Tibi shell is absolutely coming home with me … so versatile and I normally get the majestic turtlenecks but I’m willing to take a look at the bargain prices Halogen one!


Ribbed Sweater  | Frame Cami | Tibi ShellBP Cami | Button-up Blouse | Turtleneck

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Accessories

The pieces that add a little something extra to each outfit.  These are hard to spot in the catalog but here are a few that caught my eye as I browsed.

Sole Society Scarf | Kendra Scott Earrings | Pink Ring | Pave Heart Earrings | Tortoise Heart EarringsCircle Earrings | Missoni Scarf

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Totes & Purses

Next up on my must get list is a new work tote and purse.  I’m eyeing the Croc tote and leopard purse but a few others caught my eye.  The Madewell Tote makes an appearance every Anniversary Sale and always sells out and Tory Burch always has several classic options in the sale.  All of these options come in several colors but as you can see I was drawn to the burgundy and brown tones for Fall.

Burgundy Sole Society Tote | Marc Jacobs Crossbody  |  Madewell Tote  | Tory Burch Straw & Leather Tote

Clare Backpack | Cognac Sole Society Tote |  Croc Tote | Leopard Purse

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses

I am always on the lookout for quality and / or fun work wear dresses.  They just make getting dressed in the morning too easy.  I’m hoping the BOSS game is a strong as it usually is and I’m always drawn to the Rebecca Taylor dresses.  Here are a few others that caught my eye.

Belted Sheath | BOSS Sheath | Rebecaca Taylor Dress | TopShop Tie Waist Dress | Sam Edelman Dress | Eliza J Colorblock

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Skirts

Midi Skirts are great for Fall because you can wear them with heels, booties or boots depending on your mood and the weather.  I was really drawn to some of the colorful options or some of the unique textures like the satin and tweed.  Have some fun with these … especially since many are under $50.

Tweed Pencil Skirt | Midi Sweater Skirt | Stripe Skirt | Satin Midi Skirt | Cargo Skirt

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Jackets

Cashmere Sweater | Tweed Jacket | Balmain Look-a-Like | Blue Blazer

Brands I Love (Tibi and Veronica Beard)

These are two brands I have purchased at almost every sale.  I am loving all of the Tibi options but my budget is currently happy that I’m not in love with the two Veronica Beard – or have something very close already!! The dress will probably come home though!  #Phew

Dress | Faux Leather Skirt | Wrap Skirt | Blazer | Pants

Dress | Blouse | Red Plaid Jacket | Plaid Jacket | Denim

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Booties

Is it really Fall if you don’t purchase new booties.  These are classics that come back every year and there is a reason for it!  They are that good.  These all come in multiple color options!!

Stiletto Pointed Bootie | Blondo Booties | Jeffrey Campbell Bootie | Pointed Toe Booties

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shoes

And of course saving the best for last.  It’s been a challenge to find the shoes so I’m hoping they are hiding some good ones still.  Those that I did find are all ones that appear in the sale every year and become closet staples.  These also come in multiple colors but you will have to wait to the sale pages are live to see all the choices!!  #YeahForColor

Plaid Loafer | Black Sandals | Riza Flat | Cole Haan Wedge

Eileen Fisher Wedge | | Eileen Fisher Flats |  Ted Baker Pump  | Sam Edelman D’Orday (Red and Leopard Too)

Key Dates to Know

July 12th – Early access begins (all you need to do is become a cardholder)
July 20th – Public access begins
August 4th – Sale ends!

All of my Nordstrom related posts can be found on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Page including the Staples I buy Every Year and favorites from previous sales.

During the sale, on social media (Instagram and Facebook), look forward to dressing room selfies and updated posts as I shop the store and receive items I ordered as well as track sold-out items that get restocked. Follow along so you don’t miss anything.