Nordstrom Anniversary Sale-Part 1

I wanted to get this post up a few days ago but work was crazy and life got in the way. It happens. Moving on, it’s one of my favorite times of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Pre Sale) started yesterday. I’m sure you’re familiar with it, but just in case you aren’t, let me fill you in. The Anniversary Sale is your chance to get brand new fall merchandise before it sells for full price. So you’re getting new arrivals for less, rather than season leftovers. There are thousands and thousands of items on sale sitewide. It’s the perfect time to stock up on a new winter coat, handbag, boots, etc!

The pre-sale started yesterday, July 12th for cardholders, and will be available to the public July 20th. The sale ends August 5th and prices will go up.

I plan to do a few posts throughout the sale with updates as to what I’ve purchased, how things fit, and what I’ve returned. Today I’m going to share some personal tips, and some pictures from my dressing room session today.

Tips for shopping the sale…

  1. If you don’t already have a Nordstrom credit card, get one! They allow you early access to the sale. Plus you earn points with each purchase. Your points turn into Nordstrom Notes aka money to spend!
  2. If you see something you even THINK you might like, buy it. Things sell out FAST. Nordstrom has an awesome return policy, so you can buy now and decide whenever if you’d like to keep it.
  3. If there’s an item that sold out, bookmark the item and keep checking because things are constantly being returned and exchanged.
  4. If you order online, buy several sizes if you’re unsure, because if you order the wrong size and then try to exchange, you might be SOL.
  5. If you can, try and shop the sale both in-store and online. I’ve noticed that different pieces stand out to me in different settings.

Here’s what I’ve tried on today. I’ve linked to each item and included what size I went with.


Hinge Balloon Sleeve Cardigan – This cardigan is SO soft! It comes in a bunch of great fall colors. I sized down to a medium and it was perfect!


North Face Furry Fleece Jacket – So So soft! I sized up to an XL in this one.


Treasure & Bond Baseball Tee– I’ve always been a sucker for a good baseball style tee and this one didn’t disappoint. The fit was perfect and the color is even better in person. Wearing large.


Bp. Washed Moto Legging – These fit me totally awkward. The legs were super tight and the butt and thighs were way too big which is normally the complete opposite of how things fit. They weren’t comfortable since they felt as if they’d fall down the second I bent over. I’d be curious to hear how they fit other body types. Wearing size large.


Bp. Textured Stitch V-neck Rollover – This was a fun basic piece to throw on, and comes in a bunch of colors.  Fits true to size, wearing a large.


Bp. Raw Edge Scoop Tee – One thing I love to stock up on every year are basics. Good basics are essential. I initially ordered this tee in the black/brown stripe combo but after looking at this picture with a friend, I decided I’m ordering this color as well! It fits true to size, wearing a large.


Socialite Thermal Henley – Literally the SOFTEST SHIRT EVER! I ordered the camo and gray online and just received an e-mail that the camo one was canceled. I’m so bummed. Grab whichever colors are left because its soft, fits great, and is perfect for anything. Wearing a large.


Bp.  – Raw Edge V-neck Tee – I ordered this in a bunch of plain colors. Wearing a large.


BlankNyc Meant To Be Moto Jacket – I own several BlankNYC jackets and I love them all! This one doesn’t disappoint. I’m wearing an XL because it was all that I could find in the store, but I typically wear a Large in this brand.



BlankNYC No Limit Suede Moto Jacket – This one comes in a green and red version. It fits amazing, wearing a large.


Leith Woven Relaxed Fit Blazer – I’ve always loved oversized blazers and this one didn’t let me down. Fits true to size, wearing a large.


And today’s outfit, just because. My shoes are on major clearance, shop them here.

Let me know what you think, what you bought, or whether or not anyone actually reads this far 🙂



Target’s New Clothing Line

I finally made my way to Target to check out their new line, Universal Thread. I hadn’t read too much about it online so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m impressed.  My first impression was that I was walking into a mini Madewell store within Target. I was walking through a sea of denim and basics. It seems like the perfect spot to stock up on tees and jeans. I tried on what I could with my 3.5 years in tow. Popcorn was the perfect form of bribery for this trip. It was a shame that the Target cafe was closed when we first walked in. I mean come on people, I have clothes to try on! Scroll down to see which items I’m loving.


I really liked the quality of this cardigan, and it comes in several colors. I think I could have actually sized down in this one.  Shop it here.



So I’m absolutely loving this striped top. It fit great, was super comfy and I’m a sucker for anything with stripes. And this one was approved by the popcorn eater as well, just in case you’re wondering!


If you’re anything like me, you like a good sweatshirt. I found this one to be a great fit with a vintage vibe. Best part? It comes in three colors.


These jeans were so soft and comfy and I was loving the paint splatter detailing. Plus I always love a pair of high-rise jeans! I can’t say they were as flattering as my usual AE jeans, but I thought they were a great alternative for the price. I wish I had more time to explore though, because they have SO many styles and cuts & inseams. It’s awesome to see a brand catering to all sizes.


These distressed jeans were mid rise and weren’t as flattering as the other pair, but jeans are so personal I encourage you to try them all on when you have a chance to see which work best for you.

So have you tried anything from the Universal Thread line yet? What are you most excited about?