Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Scotti’s Edit

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Hey there! My order is finally in and omg it’s GOOD. I’m so excited to share my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks with you all. Get ready for plenty of cute sweaters (winter will be back soon enough..UGH) with a mix of date-night-worthy styles and don’t worry – I didn’t forget the leggings. Think: pieces that are wearable now and layer-able later.

You can find all of The Mom Edit’s 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks  – not just these picks – organized by category (shoes, bags, coats, etc.) by clicking on that link.

Favorite Sweater: Treasure & Bond Asymmetrical Cold Shoulder Sweater

I love this sweater.  Super comfy and soft and can be worn with a regular bra!  Yay!  These jeans are soooo comfortable and fun, too.  They’re surprisingly the right length for me, too (I’m 5’4″) and look awesome with these cute bootiesNordstrom anniversary sale picks toms booties

Wearing: Treasure & Bond Asymmetrical Cold Shoulder Sweater (my favorite sweater from the sale, also in green, beige or grey . . . wearing an XS), Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Split Release Hem Jeans (tts, wearing a size 6 and I might have been able to get away with a 4 as they stretch and have a great panel on the waistband), TOMS Majorca Peep Toe Bootie (LOVE . . . comfy and tts, I’m wearing a 7.5, my typical sandal size . . . also in black and even though they’re on sale, TOMS still gives one pair to a child in need for every pair purchased).

Second Favorite: BP Boatneck Rib Knit Pullover

This might not be the softest or warmest sweater you’ve ever worn, but it’s so easy to throw on over leggings or jeans, has the perfect amount of slouch and is under $25.  (Yes I totally take price into account when deciding what to keep!) . I paired them with my favorite jeans in black (such a flattering color) and my favorite (non-snow) boots of the sale.off-the-shoulder sweater

Wearing: BP Boatneck Rib Knit Pullover (wearing size small, also bought it in black . . . see below), Hudson Jeans Elysian Nico Super Skinny (I’m typically a 27 in Hudson jeans but these were too small . . . so they fit tts and would be PERFECT in my correct size, except for a little long), Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Bootie (LOVE the shape of these . . . also in black patent leather and burgundy suede, these are low enough to be comfy to walk in and run tts – wearing an 8, my typical boot size).

Best Cashmere under $90: Halogen Cashmere Dolman Sleeve Tunic Sweater

You know that perfectly soft, warm sweater that you reach for to throw on with leggings when you want to be comfy and cozy and look cute?  This is it.  Long enough to cover your bum and super soft.  I’m also loving these ruffled leggings and slides from BP.BP Ruffled Leggings

Wearing: BP Ruffled Leggings (I wasn’t sure I’d like these based on the pictures, but they’re super fun, soft and comfy . . . they run a bit big, I’m wearing a small and am typically a medium in leggings), Halogen Cashmere Dolman Sleeve Tunic Sweater (soft cashmere for under $90!  Wearing an xs, love the length), BP Tale 2 Slide (Runs small, I’m wearing an 8, usually a 7.5 in slides and sandals . . . also in red and gray)

Cold Shoulder Sweaters

Favorite: BP Ruffle Cold Shoulder Pullover

Love the ruffles on this sweater.  You’ll have to wear a strapless or racerback bra, though, as my regular bra straps showed.  I’m kind of loving the pink as well.  I paired it with these high waisted jeans from Hudson, who makes my favorite Nico jeans.  I love how they hold everything in and shape you . . . they were definitely too long, though, so I skipped shoes to show how long they are.Cold shoulder sweater

Wearing: Hudson Jeans Barbara Supermodel High Waist Super Skinny Jeans (I’m usually a 27 in Hudson jeans, but these were a tad tight and I probably could have gone with a 28),  BP Ruffle Cold Shoulder Pullover (wearing XS, also in pink or black, this is a favorite . . . easy to throw on with jeans and look cute).

Second Favorite: Halogen Lace Detail Cold Shoulder Sweater

My mom also tried this one on and loves it (she’s going to order it in cream).  I like how the cold shoulders on this one aren’t super huge and baggy but just a bit of skin.  It’s another cold shoulder sweater you can wear a regular bra with (although you can see the straps a bit through the lace but I didn’t mind).nordstrom anniversary sale

Wearing: Halogen Lace Detail Cold Shoulder Sweater (wearing XS), Joes’ Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans (I’ve been wanting to try these and true to the name, they do have extra room in the booty and thighs . . . they were too long on me (31 1/2 inch inseam) and I’d need to cut them off because they look silly rolled but they were definitely comfy and tts . . . wearing a 28), Marc Fisher LTD Yatina Bootie (I love these booties . . . especially the small metal detail on the toe . . . tts, wearing a size 8, my typical boot size)

Active Leggings: Zella Pearl High Waist Laminate Crop Leggings

I love Zella’s regular leggings so I thought I’d try these even though I didn’t think I’d like them on me.  I was wrong!  They’re cute, have a lot of compression up top and are nice and cool to work out in during warmer days.

nordstrom anniversary sale picks Wearing: Zella Pearl High Waist Laminate Crop Leggings (I hate wearing shorts to run in, so these are perfect because the mesh is breathable and they still cover my legs . . . and cute for errands . . . wearing size small), Calson Rounded V-Neck tee (available in a ton of colors, wearing size small . . . I love the longer length!), Nike Cortez Classic SE PRM Sneaker (not part of the sale, but similar to the ones I’m wearing and super comfy)

Cardigans & Jackets

Favorite Cardigan: Halogen Long Open Front Cardigan

I love this one and so does my mom!  It’s soft, lightweight and covers without adding bulk.  Also in grey, dark green and a pretty pink.  This is my top pick for cardigans.  I also love these high waisted jeans even though I probably need to size up to 28 (my regular size, but I’m usually 27 in Hudson jeans).  They’re surprisingly comfortable and flattering . . . and cover belly bulge so you can wear crop tops with them!  (If that’s your thing . . . totally get it if it’s not . . . I wasn’t completely sold on the idea, but my husband loved it!)
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Wearing: Hudson Jeans Barbara Supermodel High Waist Super Skinny Jeans , Leith Faux Leather Longline Bralette (I didn’t think I’d actually like this but I did!  Would also be cute layered over a sheer blouse (like the one I paired with the faux leather jacket below).  Wearing size small, but could have gone with a medium as it was a bit tight), Halogen Long Open Front Cardigan (available in regular and petite sizes and light gray or red . . . I’m wearing an XS regular).

Like: Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan

Not as soft or thin as the Halogen but I’m still loving the length and coziness of this one.  The chunky knit is perfect for fall layering.  Also perfect for layering is this v-neck tee that comes in multiple colors and has a longer length than most tees.  white booties

Wearing: Yummie by Heather Thomson Coated High Waist Signature Leggings (I love the coating on these comfy high waist leggings . . . super comfortable while still sucking things in and shaping.  I liked these better than her regular basic legging – shown below.  Wearing a small . . . they stretch!), Calson Rounded V-Neck tee (available in a ton of colors and in regular and petite sizes, wearing regular small), Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan (xs, also in grey, black, burgundy and dark green) Dolce Vita Marra Double Zip Bootie (LOVE  . . . TTS, wearing an 8, my typical boot size), Jules Smith Metro Long Wrap Choker (Such a cool necklace . . . can be wrapped once, twice or multiple times around your neck and is an easy way to add some style to an otherwise basic outfit)

 

Favorite: Caslon Asymmetrical Drape Collar Terry Jacket

I’m a huge moto jacket fan and I love that this one is soft and feels like a sweatshirt . . . and the longer length is perfect.  Moto jackets + graphic tees are always a great pair.nordstrom anniversary sale

Wearing: Articles of Society Mya Skinny Jeans (run a tad big, wearing a 27 . . . lower rise and soft), Work Hard & Be Nice Tee (size small . . . love the message and the way it fits),  Caslon Asymmetrical Drape Collar Terry Jacket (a definite favorite from the sale, wearing an XS, also available in petite sizes and multiple colors)

Favorite: BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket

Yes, I have two favorite jackets aaaaand they’re both moto jackets.  I’ve been wanting to try this one forever and the sale price and gorgeous pink told me it was time.  Love this one.  It’s especially cute with these Steve Madden over-the-knee boots (Stuart Weitzman is not in my budget) and this longer tunic tee from Halogen.  I’ve been looking for a tee that’s LONG enough to wear with leggings . . . this is it!over the knee boots

Wearing: BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket (LOVE . . . wearing a size small . . . I’ve been wanting this jacket FOREVER and this is the perfect color), Halogen V-Neck tunic Tee (comes in regular and petite sizes and a ton of colors . . . I’m wearing a regular small), Yummie by Heather Thomson Coated High Waist Signature Leggings (I love the coating on these comfy high waist leggings . . . elevates a basic legging a bit and is super comfortable while still sucking things in and shaping. Wearing a small . . . they stretch!), Steve Madden Gabbie Thigh High Boot (my new favorite OTK boot . . . they don’t slouch and have a walkable 2″ heel, tts I’m wearing a size 8, my typical boot size . . . also in black), Jules Smith Metro Long Wrap Choker (Such a cool necklace . . . can be wrapped once, twice or multiple times around your neck and is an easy way to add some style to a basic outfit)

I also wanted to show it with some bootcut jeans and heels for a different feel and I’m loving both these jeans and these cute ankle-strap pumps from Sam Edelman.  Not so sure about this top, though.  I like the lace detail but it was completely sheer . . . something I didn’t notice online.faux leather moto jacketsam edelman ankle strap

Wearing: Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Split Release Hem Jeans (super soft and comfortable and actually the right length for my 5’4″ height!  Run tts, wearing a size 6 and I might have been able to get away with a 4 as they stretch and have a great panel on the waistband), BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket (LOVE . . . wearing a size small), Leith Two-Piece Lace & Mesh Top (I didn’t realize this would be so sheer, but I like that you can separate and wear them individually or together . . . great for layering with other tops . . . wearing size small), Sam Edelman Tie Ankle Strap Pump (runs a bit small, usually a 7.5 in Sam Edelman and were a bit too tight but I loved the lower heel and sexy ankle strap)

Ponchos

I think I’m a bit too short to pull of ponchos because of the “one size fits all,” but I was actually really liking these two regardless.

Treasure & Bond Hooded Plaid Cape

This one is super warm and zips.  I love the hood and really liked it despite the length.  I think it would be cute with flares as well as leggings.  (And these are my new favorite Sorel boots!)nordstrom anniversary sale picks

Wearing: SOREL After Hours Waterproof Bootie, Treasure & Bond Hooded Plaid Cape, Yummie by Heather Thomson High Waist Leggings (small – they stretch!), Halogen V-Neck tunic Tee (comes in regular and petite sizes and a ton of colors . . . I’m wearing a regular small and it’s long enough to cover my butt!)

Shiraleah Millie Plaid Cape

This one is super soft and cozy and will be awesome to layer this fall.  It will look great over a leather jacket when I need a bit more warmth.  It’s perfect to throw on over a basic t-shirt and leggings combo!sorel boots

Wearing: SOREL After Hours Waterproof Bootie, Shiraleah Millie Plaid Cape (one size), Yummie by Heather Thomson High Waist Leggings (small – they stretch!), Halogen V-Neck tunic Tee (comes in regular and petite sizes and a ton of colors . . . I’m wearing a regular small and it’s long enough to cover my butt!)

Boots for Michigan Winters

Now is the time to buy some seriously warm boots for winter.  You can’t beat these prices and Sorels and Uggs have always been my go-to’s for warmth, comfort and style.

UGG Daley Tall Boot

I wasn’t sure about these when I saw them online, in the box or even on my feet.  Kind of like . . . eh . . . they’re fine.  Didn’t love them but I liked them and they were comfy enough.  I couldn’t decide if I liked the bigger width or not.  leggings and sweater

Wearing: UGG Daley Tall Boot (runs tts, wearing size 8), Yummie by Heather Thomson High Waist Leggings (small – they stretch!), BP Boatneck Rib Knit Pullover (one of my favorites from the sale, wearing size small)

UGG Naiyah Lace-Back Genuine Shearling Boot

Shana didn’t like the ties but I didn’t really mind them.  I also didn’t think to re-tie them out of the box, so mine are tied so my foot can still slip in and out like regular Uggs.  I kind of like the lace detail. (I especially love the color).ugg lace up boots

ugg boots with laces

Wearing: UGG Naiyah Lace-Back Genuine Shearling Boot: like slipping your foot into Heaven, it’s so soft (wearing size 8, usually 7.5-8).

Favorites: UGG Elvia Waterproof Tall Boot

These are going to be favorites this winter.  So comfy and warm and I’m loving the height and the laces.ugg tall lace up boots leggings with boots

Wearing: UGG Elvia Waterproof Tall Boot (runs tts, wearing size 8), Yummie by Heather Thomson High Waist Leggings (small – they stretch!), BP Boatneck Rib Knit Pullover (one of my favorites from the sale, wearing size small)

Second Favorite: SOREL After Hours Waterproof Bootie

I loved the way these look and feel.  I’ve been waiting for an updated version of their Joan of Arctic wedge and I think this is awesome!sorel after hours waterproof booties

Wearing: SOREL After Hours Waterproof Bootie, Treasure & Bond Hooded Plaid Cape, Yummie by Heather Thomson High Waist Leggings (small – they stretch!), Halogen V-Neck tunic Tee (comes in regular and petite sizes and a ton of colors . . . I’m wearing a regular small and it’s long enough to cover my butt!)

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XOXO,

Scotti

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    • I haven’t yet figured that out! Free shipping/free returns is my favorite since there’s no Nordstrom anywhere close to me!

  1. I am also curious about what you kept. The Toms booties just moved to the top of my list. Toms are my favorite-so consistently comfortable. And the outfit with the cardigan and newsletter is so awesome. Great finds!

    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked it – still trying to figure out what to keep. I loved the Toms . . . bought them in black too (they have yet to arrive) so I’m going to wait and see which color I like better. I love the buy one/give one philosophy that they follow too.

    • YES! My sister-in-law just opened her own salon and she put them in for me. I LOVE them. Thanks for noticing!

  2. I love how you keep it real, Scotti. I, too, have no room for Stuart Weitzman otk boots in my budget! In the Sorels did you size up? I bought them in both 9 and 9.5 (usually a 9) but I feel like I need the extra width of the 9.5 in the toe box. Thanks for these try on pics, they’re so helpful!

    • Yes! I double-checked every single pair of Sorels I own and they’re ALL 7.5, but I needed an 8 in these! So glad this helped you!

  3. What’s the likelihood of restocking? I was on my way to get the pink BP jacket and the Caslon jacket and neither are avaiable in my size/color 🙁 boooooo…..

    Also, that longline bralette looks so great! That’s my fave on you in this line up!

  4. Hi Scotti!
    I absolutely love those Wit and Wisdom jeans but they are already sold out of MOST sizes…
    My favorite feature is the side cut and have been looking for jeans like this for some time now.
    Any similar finds like these ones? I am 5’2 and a size 2/4…

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