I am talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale again today.  If you missed the Catalog Preview check that out here.  Today’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post covers the best of formal suiting.  There is no better time to buy work wear staples than during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Not only are the discounts fabulous and the pieces pre-season but you don’t run the risk of only getting part of a suit! It’s during this sale that I replenish the suits, pencil skirts and silk blouses that make up the base of my wardrobe. Oh, and those Ted shoes I wax poetic about and wear weekly … they are included in this year’s sale (in heels AND flats).  #StapleStockUp

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 9 – 5 Work Staples from BOSS

Let’s be clear … when it comes to suits, I’m a BOSS girl.  I currently own five BOSS suits (2 Black, Charcoal Navy, Pinstripe and Plum).  They fit flawlessly with no alternations required (although those are FREE for rewards members if you do require them). And they make multiple pieces allowing me to travel for a week with only “one suit”.   This year’s sale actually has THREE full suit collections and they are all gorgeous.


It doesn’t get any more classic than a pinstripe suit but this sheath dress could also stand on its own (see mine here).  I WISH I had all four pieces for my pinstripe suit but I only have the jacket and pants and I still wear them tons. I tried the dress and the fit is TTS and fabulous!!

Pant | Sheath | Jacket | Pencil


Charcoal is the new black and I’ve loving the modern details on this micro-print suit.  This one is a little less timeless but still gorgeous!

Jacket | Sheath | Pencil | Pant


If you want to go all in on trend then get this gorgeous microcheck suit!  Wowza!  Thank goodness suit is not on my list.  I repeat (mostly to myself) … suit is NOT on my list.  It’s even better in person!!

Jacket | Pant | Pencil | Sheath

The classic black suit as well as a fun tweed alternative.

Tweed Jacket | Ponte Pencil Skirt | Black Jacket | Black Pants

If a suit is on your list this is the time to buy!  You save $200 dollars on the jacket alone!  As you can see the BOSS Game is strong in this year’s sale with so many options.  The material is as quality as always and the colors classic. This is a suit that will be with you for years. Be sure to buy as many of the pieces you can afford. You won’t regret it!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 9 – 5 Work Staples Other Brands

Here are suits by a few other brands worth mentioning. (My closet isn’t all BOSS).

Veronica Beard has one suit in the sale ( Blazer | Pants).  I migrate to this brand for their blazers but I do have a few full suits and I love them!

Theory usually has a strong suit game although generally not as mix and match as the BOSS pieces.  Their standard suit is a light grey this year and they had several black options as well.

TIBI has a plaid suit that will be a show stopper!  No really … #ShowStopper

Lafayette 148 has some beautiful options but I don’t have any experience with this brand as far as suits go (only dresses and blouses) and so I don’t consider myself qualified enough to make buying recommendations.  Lastly, Halogen also usually has suiting options.  If suits are a part of your weekly wardrobe you will be disappointed after a full season with this brand. It’s a great introductory suit for those on a budget or those that only wear at suit occasionally but it won’t stand up to weekly wear and frequent dry cleaning visits. #SpeakingFromExperience There were a few other one-off suits from known brands but since suiting isn’t really their area of expertise I don’t trust them to stand the test of time.  #LetMeKnowIfYouExperiment  There were also some great high end suit options (like MaxMara) but I find BOSS to be high quality and last forever so I don’t see the need to spend even more.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 9 – 5 Work Staples  – SHEATH DRESSES

Suit sheaths are a no brainer! Making the suit jacket multitask is an obvious choice but in the warmer months the sheath can also stand alone or pair with cardigans and other jackets (I’m looking at you lovely TWEED).  Sheaths and dresses are a wardrobe staple in my world!  There are the ones included above with the full collections but these two others also worth noting.  I’m loving the black neckline and the rich teal color.

Black Sheath | Green Sheath

The catalog didn’t even begin to hint at the possibilities in this category.  Look for more classic sheaths in the full dress review coming later this week. I literally had so many on my list to try!  #SoManyDresses

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 9 – 5 Work Staples – SILK BLOUSES

Sleeveless | V-neck Sleeveless | V-neck Long Sleeve

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 9 – 5 Work Staples  – SHOES

There is nothing more classic than a work wear flat or pump (depending on if you are in the flats or heels camp).  Whichever camp, this sale has you you covered.  These are the shoes you could (read WILL) literally wear every day I know because I do. (I’m bought new Teds last year – after wearing mine nonstop for the last five years!!)  All of these shoes come in multiple colors (and sometimes patterns).  The trend seems to be black, nude, red and leopard but there are a few outliers.  You will not be able to see all of the color options until the pages go live but I’ve linked them and tried to note the choices.


Ted Baker – I’ve seen nude, black, black floral, black snake, snake and blue floral so far.  These have always been my go to pumps.

Louise et Cie – Five colors and a cool plaid as well as leopard.  This is a reader favorite as it is always under $80.

Cole Haan Wedge – This is another reader favorite that is in the sale every year.  Three color choices (black, navy and grey).

Aquatalia Pump – An investment shoe that you will have for a lifetime.

AGL Slingbacks – Also in cognac and silver.  I love the quality and comfort of AGL (another great investment shoe).

Sam Edelman D’Orsay – My favorite silhouette and this year I’m loving the updated vamp.  Gorgeous.

I also saw an 1.State Pump and a 1901 Pump while I was shopping in store (I shared them in stories).  These will be more budget friendly, I’m still searching for the 1901 page.    


Cole Haan Flat – A classic timeless shoe that will serve you well for years!

AGL Flat –  AGL always includes a flat with a little something extra.  It’s hard to see the buckle in this picture but they are so cute and I’m loving the deep red color (very similar to my Jeffrey Campbell’s that you guys love!!)  There are three (maybe four color choices).

Tory Burch Ballet – Classic Tory Burch Ballet Flat in at least three color choices.

Ted Baker Flat – With the metallic tips these will last for years (at least five is how long mine made it).

Eileen Fisher Flat – A reader favorite that is in the sale every year.  These are VERY comfortable.

Sam Edelman Riza – Another repeat style in the sale.  Sizing can sometimes be challenging with the Sam Edelman flats.  I found these TTS though.

I have a more comprehensive shoe round up coming but this covers the classics!!


Probably the last piece people add to their closets is the one people often see first. There is nothing more distracting to a beautiful suit than when it is topped with a North Face puffer. #Dont #JustDont  The sale hits all price points from save to splurge so you really have no excuse!!  This Ted one tops my list and comes in three colors (Black, Blush and Grey).

Okay, now that we have the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 9 – 5 Work Staples covered we can move on to all the trending and exciting pieces.  I’m hardly done talking about the sale. Look for upcoming posts that cover jackets, dresses, more shoes, skirts, and accessories (just in time for public sale days on July 19th)!!  I’m also recreating some of my favorite looks with items from the sale; watch for those on social media! You can find all things Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on this page.

Let’s do this sale!!