Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – What To Buy (#DressingRoomSelfies Edition)

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Hey hey HEY it’s back!  The much-anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Unlike other sales, this sale – and the reason we get so gosh darn excited about it – this sale is all about new Fall merchandise.  So those Stuart Weiztman OTK boots you’ve been saving for?  On sale.  My Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Backpack that you’ll carry for years?  On sale.  The Rag and Bone Dre jeans which hit that perfect balance between skinny and boyfriend?  On. Freaking. Sale.  (Two washes, actually.  here and here.)

Like last year, we’ve created a new tab for the Anni Sale.  Go there for a complete list of all of my favorites from the sale.

Now….on to the Dressing Room Selfies!  Just like years past, I busted into the #NSale, gathered up everything that looked good, and then spent some quality time in the dressing room.  And by quality time, I mean 5 hours.  Which is one hour LESS than last year, so #progress.  I’ll take it.

Start With This Sweatshirt Jacket

James Perse’s sweatshirt jacket – yes, you read that correctly – is back with a better, updated fit!  It’s fitted, but made out of super soft and stretchy sweatshirt material, so it’s easy to move in (and insanely comfy).  A little pricy, even after the sale discount, but the tailoring is so good, and so versatile, that it remains one of my very top picks.

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Outfit Details

jacketJames Perse sweatshirt jacket  (size 0 for reference)

shirtPaige Denim plaid shirt (size xs for reference)

jeansAG Jeans in black (size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagRebecca Minkoff

 

TWO

Wanted to show how this sweatshirt jacket works with dressier pieces….

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Outfit Details

jacketJames Perse sweatshirt jacket

shirtFrame Denim Silk Top (the most gorgeous color – size xs for reference)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Vince Camuto Lace-Up Pump

 

THREE

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Outfit Details

jacketJames Perse sweatshirt jacket

shirtEquipment Shirt (adore the contrast pocket!  Unlike other Equipment shirts, this one is much shorter and slightly fitted.  I’m in an XS.  More pics later on in the article….)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Vince Camuto Lace-Up Pump

 

This Plaid Shirt, Tho

This shirt is all kinds of drapy fabulousness (like Rails, but better).  I adore it all nerdy-buttoned to the top….

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….or open and sexy.

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Outfit Details

shirtPaige Denim plaid shirt (size xs for reference)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Halogen flats (shockingly comfortable….)

bagRebecca Minkoff

 

Or This Striped Shirt

This Equipment shirt is amazing for the office (or weekend). Love the contrast pocket.  It’s nice and fitted (and much shorter than Equipment’s other shirts) so it tucks nicely.  Layers well under sweaters, too.

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Outfit Details

sweater – Vince Side-Zip Sweater (xs)

shirt – Equipment Pocket Detail Striped Cotton Shirt (xs)

skirt – Faux-leather wrap skirt

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

 

Cashmere Poncho, Anyone?

Vince’s cashmere poncho is fabulous for layering (or wearing alone).  I also love that it lends a sporty vibe that works with sneakers OR skirts.

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Outfit Details

poncho – Vince Jumbo Cashmere Hoodie

shirtPaige Denim plaid shirt (size xs for reference)

jeansAG Jeans in black (size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – floral print sneakers

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

 

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Outfit Details

poncho – Vince Jumbo Cashmere Hoodie

skirt – T by Alexander Wang skirt (runs really small – also has a matching top and it’s kind of amazing but my stomach is WAY too soft to pull it off.)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

 

The Piece I Never Knew I Needed:  Oversized Leather Vest

Admittedly, this piece is strange.  I think I love it.  I also think sometimes it looks too big.  But it’s supposed to.  And then I like it again.  I think this is simply the case of a new silhouette.  My gut instinct is YES and then I second guess myself.  It’s exactly the kind of piece I’ll kick myself later for not buying.  So I did.  Just to be safe.  #safetyfirst

ONE

Ugh, I freaking love everything here. Especially that annoyingly expensive Rebecca Taylor blouse.  Boo.

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Outfit Details

jacketTreasure and Bond Relaxed Moto Vest (XS – oh geez – just realized that is comes in an XXS as well.  Ordered!  Will report back….)

shirt – Rebecca Taylor (size 2 for reference)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

 

TWO

Yup.  I loves this vest.  (Especially now that I see the XXS is available online….)

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Outfit Details

jacketTreasure and Bond Relaxed Moto Vest (XS – oh geez – just realized that is comes in an XXS as well.  Ordered!  Will report back….)

shirt – Vince Jersey Turtleneck (this totally made me swoon – size xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagMarc Jacobs leather hobo (I wish it had a crossbody strap – it doesn’t)

 

THREE

Even with a dress…

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Outfit Details

jacketTreasure and Bond Relaxed Moto Vest (XS – oh geez – just realized that is comes in an XXS as well.  Ordered!  Will report back….)

dress – Equipment Cashmere Dress (xs)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

 

Or Maybe A Faux-Shearling Vest

If the oversized moto vest isn’t your thing, how about….

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Outfit Details

vest – Chelsea28 Faux Shearling Vest (XS)

shirt – Vince Jersey Turtleneck (this totally made me swoon – size xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagRebecca Minkoff Satchel

 

TWO

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Outfit Details

vest – Chelsea28 Faux Shearling Vest (XS)

dress – Equipment Cashmere Dress (xs)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

 

Or Maybe A Knit Vest?

This is certainly the coziest of the three options.  I’m kinda in love with this thing.

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Also, here’s a close-up of the pretty, pretty shirt (let’s ignore the dirty mirror, shall we?):

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Outfit Details

vest – Trouve Funnel Neck Sleeveless Sweater (xs)

shirt – Joie Lace Inset Top (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

 

TWO

Even looks cute over a sleeveless top…..see the side view, especially.  Cool layering possibilities.

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Outfit Details

vest – Trouve Funnel Neck Sleeveless Sweater (xs)

shirt – Rag and Bone Split-Back tank (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Halogen flats (shockingly comfortable….)

 

THREE

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Outfit Details

vest – Trouve Funnel Neck Sleeveless Sweater (xs)

dress – Equipment cashmere dress (xs)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

 

Battle of the Suede Moto Jackets

Vince vs. Chelsea28!  Who will win?

Vince

Pros: Butter soft leather, a perfect camel color, and impeccable tailoring.  Looks good with virtually anything and will last forever.  Completely timeless.

Cons:  If you stick to your normal size, you won’t be able to fit a sweater underneath.  Also, $600 on sale (down from $900).

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Outfit Details

jacket – Vince Suede Scuba Jacket (XS)

shirt – Rag and Bone Split-Back tank (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Vince Camuto Lace-Up Pump

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

Chelsea 28

Pros:  Can possibly fit a thin sweater underneath (doesn’t come up as high on the armholes), soft leather for the price, only $200 on sale.

Cons:  The suede looks a tiny bit rougher and brighter

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Outfit Details

jacket – Chelsea28 Suede Moto Jacket (XS)

shirt – Rag and Bone Split-Back tank (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Vince Camuto Lace-Up Pump

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

A Flirty Floral Dress

This Cupcakes and Cashmere dress is so insanely cute.  Here are three ways to wear it this fall:

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As-is on a warm Fall day.  With ankle boots for edge.

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Outfit Details

dress – Cupcakes and Cashmere dress (xs)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

TWO

Getting colder?  Add a moto jacket.

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THREE

Layer it up (you can even slip a turtleneck under for more warmth….)

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Outfit Details

vest – Treasure and Bond Relaxed Moto Vest (XS)

sweater – Vince Side-Zip Wool and Cashmere Turtleneck (XS)

dress – Cupcakes and Cashmere dress (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

 

 

I Feel The Need To Show You These Turtlenecks

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Me and my turtlenecks.  I know.  But indulge me for a sec – most layering turtlenecks are skintight, making them only good for one thing:  LAYERING.  This bad boy looks good on it’s own.  And besides, it’s high time I talked about these shoooes (with a sexy, yet totally comfortable heel height).

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Outfit Details

shirt – Vince Jersey Turtleneck (this totally made me swoon – size xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Vince Camuto Lace-Up Pump

 

TWO

This turtleneck has sexy cut-outs, but you can still wear a normal bra with it, making it a total win.

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Outfit Details

shirt – Trouve Cold Shoulder Sweater (also in striped, but don’t get the striped)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

 

Cropped Jeans and Plaid

The jeans are a touch too long on me, but since the hem is distressed, I’d just hack an inch or so off with scissors.  The plaid shirt (layered) is one of Mike’s favs.  On me, I mean.

 

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Outfit Details

sweater – Vince Side-Zip Wool and Cashmere Turtleneck (XS)

shirt – Sleeveless plaid shirt (xs)

jeansCurrent Elliott Cropped Straight Legs

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

sunglassesIllesteva (not part of the sale, just trying on for size.  These four colors are part of the sale, however – just wasn’t available in store)

 

Cashmere Midi Dress

Autumn Cashmere has a seriously great midi dress – especially good for girls with curves.  I *tried* to show this dress off, but I’m not doing it justice.  The kind of easy piece that looks glam, and layers beautifully.

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Outfit Details

sweater – Rag and Bone tee (more like a sweatshirt – but a thin, drapey, fabulous one – xs for reference)

dress – Autumn Cashmere dress (xs)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties (these are AH-MAZING)

bagRebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack

 

Sweaters and Boots With Jeans

You didn’t think I’d skip this part, did you?

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Delicious and relaxed, but needs a half-tuck to be flattering.  (Love the v-neck, though.)

This Frye bag is all kinds of amazing…but it doesn’t have a cross-body strap.  If that bugs you too, try this one instead (same color, different shape).

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Outfit Details

sweater – Autumn Cashmere Shaker Stitch Sweater (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Kate Spade Fringe Bootie

bagFrye Melissa Tote

 

TWO

Vince cashmere!  The prettiest color, and so soft.  I’d prefer a little more length in the arms, however.  Another sweater that needs a half-tuck.

BTW – these shoes are like Minnetonka mocs, but way more comfortable for walking (they have a real sole), and won’t stain your feet.  So good.

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Outfit Details

sweater – Vince Horizontal Rib Sweater (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Kate Spade Fringe Bootie

bagFrye Melissa Tote

 

THREE

This oversized deliciousness from Splendid is so fun to wear.  Even on my short self it works.  Know why?  GOOD DRAPE.

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Outfit Details

sweater – Splendid poncho (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Kate Spade Fringe Bootie

 

FOUR

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Outfit Details

sweater – Free People Open Back Top (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

sunglasses – this pattern isn’t part of the sale, but these are (same sunnies otherwise)

 

FIVE

The Joie sweater with faux-fur trim is back!!  And updated, of course.   This piece is best used to glam up an everyday outfit for date night.  You can’t really layer anything over it, and because of the dolman sleeves, it’s hard to throw a bag over your shoulder.  But it’s perfect if you just need something quick and easy to glam your looks this winter. (Especially if you are a legging and jeans kind of girl.)

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Outfit Details

sweater – Joie (xs)

tankRebecca Taylor embroidered top

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

bootsStuart Weitzman Perfection Booties

 

SIX

One more look at the side-zip Vince sweater….

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Outfit Details

sweater – Vince Side Zip Sweater (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Kate Spade Fringe Bootie

bagFrye Melissa Tote

 

Two Everyday, Cotton Jackets

ONE

This Free People coated jacket is surprisingly soft and comfortable.  Also comes in black.

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Outfit Details

jacket – Free People (xs)

shirtHinge Sleeveless lace top (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Kate Spade Fringe Bootie

 

TWO

This is a pretty standard parka from Madewell, but the lines were especially good.

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Outfit Details

jacket – Madewell Fleet Jacket (xs)

shirtRag and Bone tank (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Halogen flats

 

Jeans and Tops

Still with me?  Almost done, I promise.

ONE

This army tank from Current Elliott has little gold flecks throughout.  So cool.

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Outfit Details

shirt – Current /Elliott Muscle Tank (size 1, but needed a 0)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Halogen flats

 

TWO

Just a really sweet tee from Paige.  Love the color and drape.

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Outfit Details

shirtPaige Denim Tee (xs)

jeansAG Jeans (the best skinny jeans in the sale!  size 25 – fits true to size)

shoes – Kate Spade Fringe Bootie

 

THREE

If you need something with leggings and OTK boots….this.  It’s a cross between a tee and sweatshirt and comes in a bunch of colors.

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Outfit Details

shirt – Side Slit Turtleneck Tunic (xs)

jeans – Rag and Bone Dre (size 24)

shoes – Halogen flats

 

Shop This Mutha

For those of you who made it this far. 

Below are the pieces featured in this article, but all of my favs from the sale can be found here (and at some point, we’ll get to men, kids, home, etc).

 

Ok!  I’m done!  I have a sneaking suspicion that I have a few remaining pics but UGH.  There’s only so much Shana you guys can take, amiright?  At this point, I’m sick of myself.   Anyway, happy shopping!  May the odds of sizing be ever in your favor.  And if you have any questions about fit, etc. let me know!

Now this girl is off to get a glass of rose and a giant snuggle from her boys.

xo,

S

A HUGE thank-you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!  This sale is easily the shopping highlight of my year, and I am always thrilled at the opportunity for some quality time in the Nordstrom dressing room. #5hours #holla  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own.  Readers, thank you so much for your continued support.  It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated!!!

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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name’s Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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68 Comments

  1. OMG, you’re a shopping trooper… I so wouldn’t have the stamina to try on so many clothes! I already purchased the NARS blush palette, now I’m seriously contemplating those AG skinny jeans. Shopping enabler strikes again!

  2. Soooooooo helpful seeing items on you in the dressing room! Thanks Shana! Makes me want to try some things I previously skipped, and vice versa. Muah!

  3. Lauren Westgate on

    Thank you so much for all of this! I love Nordstroms but am often overwhelmed. Will be ordering a number of these items!

  4. This might seem like an odd question but… how do you get them to let you take all those shoes into the fitting rooms? At all the nordstroms near me, the shoes and clothes are on very separate floors, and you try on items in the respective areas.

    • I’m guessing she worked with a personal shopper… Or has a good sales relationship with someone in the clothing department. I worked at Nordstrom for 7 years and would always grab shoes from another level for customers.

      • Leley’s right! I’d love to tell you guys that I walk into Nordstrom and out rolls the red carpet (haha), but honestly, I just ask the sales associate. There seems to be some sort of process involved (shoes, bags, sunglasses – they tag them with numbers or something before bringing them up I think?) but I get the impression that I’m not the only one who does this. Their customer service is astoundingly good. One of the many reasons I shop there over and over and over again….

  5. Ugh, SHANA! There is so much good here, you are killing me! That vest! With that blouse! Amazing. And how does everything look so much better on you than in the online pics? They should seriously get you to model for them.

    • Yes – so often I click over from something that looked amazing on Shana and it looks totally blah on the Nordstrom model!

  6. This was an AMAZING recap! I loooooove that black leather vest on you — it looks awesome with every outfit you tried! Going to def order the Kate Spade boots and I’m in love with the James Pearse sweatshirt jacket!

    • I agree that you really rocked the leather vest. Loved every way that you styled it, definitely a keeper!

  7. I thought I came out of Nordstrom today dodging a big spend, but now there are things here that I must revisit. Must have the vest and the cashmere midi. I fell in love with that Equipment leopard pocket shirt online this morning but it was so insanely narrow on me in the shoulders, it had to stay in the store. An item that was a happy surprise for me was the Rebecca Taylor drop waist vegan leather pleated skirt. Adorbs with the Equipment top tucked in (even though I couldn’t buy), an with every style sweater and most exciting – all styles of army jackets. We are in sync on the Stuart Weitzman booties. Perfection is right.

  8. I’ve already placed my first sale order online (which includes the Vince horizontal stitch sweater), but now I may have to place another. Boo. 🙂

  9. Your anniversary sale posts are always awesome and this one does not disappoint! And I am not a bangs girl…but yours make me want to cut some in, lol. Many thanks from a former Philadlephian who now does all of her shopping online (sigh).

  10. Thank you for the awesome post! I was waiting for your edit before ordering. Your style is always on point! Got some great pieces including the Paige top and the James Perse jacket. Still thinking about the black AG jeans and the Kate Spade shoes…

  11. I loved everything on you, thanks for narrowing it down. You have such great style! I loved the Vince cashmere poncho…what size did you wear in it? I wasn’t sure if it was oversized. Thanks Shana

  12. Love your post! Thank you for doing this. I purchased a load of stuff earlier before I saw this (including a leather jacket!) but now I see this sweatshirt blazer by James Perse and I want it. Wondering how it looks/fits buttoned up? Did you not like it as much that way? Also, I’ve been meaning to ask, when I use ebates do you still get paid or is it an either/or situation? Thank you!

    • Lindsy – so sweet of you to ask! I have no idea how Ebates works, but I suspect it’s an either/or situation. That said, Babe, do whatever works best for you! I totally get it.

      Now the blazer….I can’t believe I didn’t picture it buttoned up! But yes – looks cute buttoned as well.

  13. I have to say that every single thing I liked on you looks SOOOO much better on you than on the Nord’s models. You should consider being a “fit model.” Either way, makes me a bit nervous though because everything I liked on you looked like such a dud on the Nord’s site and makes me wonder if the items would actually be flattering on my body type. I really like all of the oversized stuff on you but, on me, I think I’d just look like a balloon.

  14. I love so many of these pieces, placed some online orders and will be trying on the rest at the store. Love the Kate Spade booties and James Perse jacket. Lots of staples that will be in your closet forever. You save me so much time at the store so I thank you for that, but my wallet is hurting;) Love the moto vest! You look great in everything.

  15. Curious, might have missed this in your post. Did you get your regular size in the kate spade booties? They say to order half size up…

  16. You got me to order the James Perse jacket in the last hour of my triple points day. I’m resisting things like otk boots and coats because they don’t really get worn in my Californian climate, but midweight jackets can be worn into December.

  17. My online shopping cart spilleth over now…thank you for so much styling inspiration! I went to the sale today, but am doing lots more online ordering after this. Thanks so much for the time, helpful photos, and sizing information!

  18. I love this stuff but it is seriously too HOT to buy any fall clothes right now! Must go check Camille’s posts (especially if there’s anything summery in the sale! )

  19. You. Are. Awesome. I think we all wish to look so good in clothes as you. I agree with Janie above. You look so great in all those pieces but some look kind of bleh on Nordy’s site. I would have completely overlooked them.

    And I’m having some serious hair envy here. I finished 6 rounds of chemo not quite 3 months ago. I’ve been looking over your posts from a couple years ago and it’s really helpful to see your growing out process. Thank you!

  20. Wow, thanks for this list! How do the CE cropped released hem jeans fit? I’m on the fence and fear they would just look frumpy.

  21. Loved your edit – especially the leather vest! I guess the big question is….what really went home with you and what did the other Mom Edit contributors buy?

  22. Shana – brilliant, as usual! Put a ton of stuff in my online shopping cart last night and going back for more! Question on the fit of the Stuart Weitzman booties – it says go up a size. Does that mean 1/2 size or a whole next size? What did you do? And same question for those adorbs halogen leopard lace up flats. Did you go up a size or a half size?

  23. Love everything and it’s so true- you look so much better in the clothes than the Nordstrom pics! Especially love the AG skinny jeans you can wear with everything! Can you tell me if they’re much darker than the AG skinny stilt jean you highlighted as the perfect summer jean in previous post? I bought them based on your recommendation and they are my favorites… I wear them again and again and again, all summer long. Hoping the fall version is similar but a little darker and less distressed??

  24. Love this, this is really awesome! Was curious did you wear the Kate Spade boots in your actual size? The web site says they run small.

  25. I’m clearly a good student of your site because as I was checking out the sale yesterday I had a running dialogue in my head for which pieces you would like. I did really well! Lol. I went back today for several things in your post including the Equipment button down. I’m busty (34F) and even sizing up to a large was a bit snug in the chest (I normally wear a M in Equipment shirts). Going to try on with my minimizer at home. I also got some Paul Green taupe booties which are AWESOME, in case anyone else has been debating them. I’m normally an 8, but got an 8.5. I can’t wear heels due to foot issues and these didn’t hurt one bit!

  26. Thanks for the review and modeling all the outfit! I ran to my computer and ordered the Stuart Weizman Perfect Booties! Is the faux fur collar on the Joie cable knit cardigan removable? It’s exactly what I wanted to add for fall except for the collar – a bit of much and too fancy for my life style. Thanks again!

    • Yes, it is removable. I bought it yesterday and I am obsessed with it. I feel totally glam even when wearing jeans and a tee.

  27. You know fall is a comin’ when you see sweaters and vests galor. I really actually love that leather vest, especially over the long sleeve shirt. Its simple with a little edge. And im a huge fan of sweater, even though i live in Cali, so those look seriously awesome. Looked like a truly fantastic sale!!
    btw i wish i had mirror selfie talent like you do, props.

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  28. At first glance I was a bit disappointed with the sale. I was waiting for your post and it did not disappoint. Shana, you are a rock star! Loved everything on you. I definitely want to try the motto vest and plaid blouse. Thank you!!!

  29. So big question?? What is the pattern of the sunglasses you tried?? Is it the camp? because nothing looks similar on the nordics site,,,\

  30. Candace Stroud on

    Awesome! ..and soooo helpful! Your shots look better than some of the catalog and website images. Love it …and off to shopping I go!!!

  31. I am very disappointed in you. Who has 5 hours of time to shop and try on clothes? And the PRICES on most of these items “On Sale” are still extreme and well out of bounds for most people, except the elite. And further, you flaunt and boast your size. I think you’re only blogging to show off, and deep down you know it too. How can the average American woman and/or mother identify? Stop drinking your own bath water and get over yourself.

    • Michael, I am disappointed that you choose to spend your time to leave insulting comments that do nothing but contribute to more negativity in this world.

    • Michael- How very rude of you!! People who hide behind their computer and say things to someone they would never say to their face are despicable! This is her JOB more than likely. Most bloggers who are sponsored are making income off their posts. So the five hours she spends doing this is the same as your five hours at work. It is her work! And how else can she show the style without pics of herself. It is not flaunting her body. It is showcasing the articles of clothing and most women want to know the sizing. Sounds as if you are a little jealous and maybe need to hit the gym rather than insulting others!

      • Tracy loved your reply to Michael!! Obviously his mother never told him if he has nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. I loved that she talked about her size I’m short and small and growing up shopping was a painful chore. I love Shana’s style. I’m not rich, I’m actually a proud military spouse, and I chose to splurge once in awhile!!!

  32. Shana! Your style is amazing and you are gorgeous! Thanks for all the pictures, so many ideas for fall. I hope you treated yourself to the leather vest 🙂

  33. Wearing the James Perce blazer thanks to you. LOVE it, so comfy but tailored! I missed out on the halogen animal print flats:(. Thanks for posting!

  34. You are directly responsible for me going back to the sale and spending about $1,000 more on items I overlooked haha. This is such a great post – love seeing the items on and styled. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Cynthia Harmel on

    Hi-Soooo bummed as many of the items are already out of stock or not available: like the oversized vest and the sweatshirt blazer isn’t available in black on-line!! BooHoo 🙁 Any words of advice? TIA PS Love your posts and look forward to this blog post about the Nord sale every year!!

    • I looked this morning for the Vince Side Zip Sweater and there were none available in my size. I checked 12 hours later and it was available in all sizes, so check back often! It is back ordered until Aug. 10, but that’s better than not available at all. Good luck!

  36. Hi, I have a question about the plaid shirts. What makes you like the Paige ones more than the Rails? I was going to buy a Rails but I was glad I read your blog first.
    Thanks!

  37. Totally agree with Mike that the sleeveless plaid looks so great on you!! Good with your coloring for sure

  38. My last – and only- pair of AG jeggings didn’t turn out so great because the elastic started coming out strand by strand. Have you had that problem or do we think that’s a fluke? They were so comfy, but not worth it because they only lasted one season.

  39. I just wanna be you! If i was as cute as you I would purchase all those clothes and look awesome all the time! Does the Rebecca Minkoff backpack come in black with fringe? I can only see it in a whitish color and a camel color. But you go girl! I could totally build an awesome capsule wardrobe with what you have selected.

  40. Thank you #nsale for boosting this as a suggested post on my FB feed and for sponsoring your content. Your style is so fresh from the other bloggers I follow. I bought several items from this post I never even saw after 2 days of presaling. I admit I am a decade older and probably not your target audience. However, your cool girl style is just the inspiration I have been looking for.

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