Dressing Room Diaries – Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the blog world, sharing my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happening NOW! If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you will totally know the deal – if not, I’ll fill you in. This time every year Nordstrom has its Anniversary Sale – which is a Fall preview for the new seasons style. They put the new Fall releases on sale for early access for Nordstrom cardholders and then release the sale to the public for a short time before it goes to full price for the new, back to school season – which is super smart and great to take advantage of if you can force yourself to shop for Fall clothes when its almost 100* out!

I like to take advantage every year because I love a good deal and I love Fall wardrobe pieces, so its not hard to get me to shop. I picked up some fabulous pieces to spruce up my wardrobe AND I picked up a bunch of stuff for Brooks for the Fall. He doesn’t have anything for the new season so he got some new jackets, pants, tops, shoes – and its all Nordstrom so if it doesn’t fit when he goes to wear it, we can always change it up and make it right.

Love that. Makes me a loyal customer – especially with the kid stuff!

Ok – now onto the SALE -> First up – SHOES!

These perforated cutaway booties are so gorgeous and insanely comfortable – on sale for $50 off the original price! They come in 6 colors and I honestly haven’t picked them up for myself yet because I can’t decide what color to get – they are all so gorgeous!

Wearing them here in Fog and they are really beautiful. Debating a darker brown for the Fall or the cappuccino color, which has a hint of yellow! What do you think?

Next up in the shoe department are these beauties.

Vince Camuto is literally my shoe spirit animal. I buy {or at the very least WANT to buy} all his shoes in every style and color. They fit my feet really well, are totally my vibe and even though they have a heel, its so comfortable I can walk around in them all day.

These come in 3 colors – Black, French Taupe {shown} and Greystone – I knew I needed to have them the second I saw them online. I was pleasantly surprised when they were just as awesome in person. I love the Western-inspired stitching, its really gorgeous.

I was happy I got to try them on in person because with the Vince Camuto shoes I’m usually a 7 or 7.5 depending on the style. These fit great but I ended up ordering the Greystone because I wanted something different and I have way too many taupe shoes in my wardrobe currently {but I love them all!}

Seriously, these shoes are amazing and I don’t think they will last long in the Anniversary Sale – add them to your list and scoop them up quick! Perfect for Summer, Spring + Fall outfits!

Next up – an unexpected find! These zip sneakers were just way too cool for me not to take home. If you know me in real life or follow along on Instagram, you have to know that these are totally me.

Perfect for Fall days frolicking around the city with the littles. These come in a black leather, a fabric pattern + navy velvet but I was immediately drawn to the cement leather – a sort of grey/brown mix that I love. Can’t wait to wear these all around town!

If you are a busy mom with kids, seriously add these to your cart – you will look adorable with the littles and feel cute too!

Next up a pair of heels I am obsessed with that are on sale, but not even part of the Anniversary Sale! WHAT? These black lace up, cut out block heels are perfection. Currently 35% off and come in 6 color options {I want them all}

So comfortable, super cute and my favorite brand. If you can believe it I was in desperate {seriously – DESPERATE} need of black heels. I didn’t have any! So I obviously had to fix that with these! Did I mention they are on SALE! Go get a pair, they feel fabulous!

Another try on not apart of the sale, but randomly – how cute are these?! Super soft {like incredibly soft} leather and I love the fun metallic + woven detail. A really cute flat to transition the seasons with! They come in a fun metallic pink too!

And I didn’t take a photo, but I also picked up these slip on Converse. They are in the kids section and on super sale + super cute, so I got a pair! I love the sparkle grey, super adorable and so comfortable. If you are a 7 in women’s shoes you can wear a size 5 in kids {and it goes down from there!} There are tons of shoes that are about the same and a fraction of the price! The ones I got are also in women’s sizing in a few other colors! Such a great deal for a classic shoe!

Now, onto the main event – THE CLOTHES!

I have to tell you that I did my research ahead of time, checked everything out online so I had an idea of what I would be seeing and what I wanted to try on. But its always so much more fun to go through the racks and see + feel everything in person and try lots on for fun {especially when you have the time for it!}

Also, shout out to the Nordstrom employees – how nice is it to walk into a dressing room all set up beautifully for you? Here’s a little look at some of my picks!

These adorable tie knot sweatshirts are really on trend this Fall season, so I had a few I wanted to check out and try on. I really love the Burgundy color of this one, so perfect for Fall!

The tie details is oh so cute. Can’t wait to cozy up on the couch with a glass of wine and watch The Bachelor in this! Ha! Comes in a really fun yellow color too and its under $30 on Sale!

ALSO – these high rise ripped skinny jeans. In LOVE!

Same sweatshirt in grey  – another great basic!

Another tie knot sweatshirt by a different brand. Obviously I had to try them all on! This one is a little more boat neck than crew and is a little oversized. I love the blush pink, comes in grey too!

I love this one almost as much as the Burgundy one, but because of the brand and the style – its almost $20 more for some reason. Really cute though!

Seriously, these high rise jeans!

This blue floral cold shoulder blouse is really gorgeous in person. Comes in a black pattern as well, but I love the light blue – and the draping on this top is really fun. Under $30 on sale!

I had my eye on this gorgeous forest green lightweight cardigan + I’m glad I was able to try it on because I love it even more in person. Comes in a few different colors and on sale for $31 {reg. $49} – such a great staple for fall, and how cute are the pockets!?

Loving the blush pink detail of this tank. The crochet detail is really fun too – comes in a white + black as well.

Paired with this ruched bell sleeve cardigan it’s pretty much fall perfection.

This cold shoulder tie top is another cute piece I was excited to try on! Comes in 7 colors online but I only saw grey in the store – the green online is GORGEOUS! Really cute piece that puts a fun, flirty spin on a sweatshirt!

Last year when the weather started to cool I was in need of some fun long sleeves that I could wear everyday. Love this one I picked up in green – its by Zella so I could wear to workout in as well. It has thumbholes + cute slits up the side. Love this.

I picked up this lightweight jacket in my travels around the store because I am thinking its time to update my Fall jacket collection and a nice, solid black one {on sale!} is just the thing. This piece is awesome because of how soft it is, I also love the contrasting grey trim and the pockets in the front are HUGE!

This jacket also has great coverage in the back, which is an added bonus! Will be on repeat this fall for sure! Came in a lighter, heathered grey which I was totally drawn to at first, but I figured as a #boymom its safer to get the black!

I tried on these Moto leggings because I wanted something fun to wear with all the fun sweaters in my dressing room. I tried them in black and olive, they come in Burgundy online as well! Only $25 and really fun detail – perfect for fall pairing with sweaters and all things cozy!

How fun is this striped bell sleeve tee? It’s a really sweet piece as the weather begins to cool. Comes in a Burgundy + black stripe and a teal + black stripe but I really love the ivory + black stripe! Only $25 on sale!

I was immediately drawn to the fun pattern of this tie sleeve top. It’s a lightweight blouse that comes in 4 patterns that are all really beautiful – love the vintage floral on this and the fun tie at the sleeves – really cute for the fall with skinny jeans and boots, maybe a cute vest too!

I grabbed this cute striped peplum to try on as well because its just so adorable. An easy piece to wear anyway and would be cute with a sweater, jacket or vest too! Comes in a light blue and Burgundy as well – great piece for any nursing mom!

Super random, but I wore these jeans to shop the sale because I bought them during the sale last year and they were so popular they brought them back! If you are into the whole distressed jeans thing {which I totally am!} add these to your cart – really great deal and SO comfortable to wear – I love the high waist!

Sooooo….officially, here’s what I ended up taking home with me {for round 1!}

this jacket / these jeans {black distressed} / this cardigan {in forest green} / that long sleeve / this sweatshirt 

Can’t forget about the shoes haul:

these block heels {in Greystone} / these sneakers {in cement} / these metallic kicks / black heels

Seriously, might go back for more – there is so much GOOD STUFF at a great deal! What was your favorite piece I tried on from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Reply Cailin July 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm


    Can you link the button down striped peplum? It’s taking me to pants instead. Love your picks!

    • Reply Leslie July 20, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Sorry about that + thanks for the heads up! Just updated the link! let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

  • Reply Pstty July 20, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Your picks are fabulous – love a good Nordstrom sale too!

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