Our NSale Try-Ons Have Started! (Here’s A Sneak Peek At Shana’s)


It’s finally here! The 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially opened for anyone with Icon cardmember status. Shana is currently at Nordstrom as we speak, trying on alllll the stuffs in the sale. And she JUST sent us over some sneak peeks, so I’m passing it off to you guys in real time.

But — don’t worry, she’ll have her usual giant try-on coming soon…so stay tuned! We’re working on that guy to come out tonight. This little sneak peek is just a small glimpse of what’s to come. So for now… I give you Shana’s first mini try-on. Woohoo!

PS: Bookmark our Nordstrom Anniversary Ultimate Shopping Guide that has everything you could possibly think of (top picks, articles, Q&A’s, info) and the Cheat Sheet for our very favorite picks in each category. They’ll be updated daily as the sale continues, so keep checking back.

2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sneak Peek: Shana’s 1st Try-On

The first two pairs of jeans S grabbed were the FRAME sailor jeans and Good American’s Good Skate jeans. Spoiler: they’re good. The sailor jeans feel elevated with the snap button details and they’re just a little different than your average denim (no front zipper). The Good American jeans have some slouch, but still feel polished-enough. But they’re selling super fast, so get ‘em while ya can. 

Outfit 1: Theory Coat + Frame Sailor Jeans

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First things first: this Theory coat. Don’t dismiss it’s humble silhouette — the car coat shape makes it a wardrobe workhorse, and easy to wear with just about everything.

Next… we have to talk about these sailor jeans. S has been stalking them ever since the preview went live, and ooo la la. Those sailor snap buttons make even our most basic sweater + jeans + sneaks outfits playfully elevated. Yes, we realize they’re a little long… so S will most likely get ’em hemmed.

Outfit 2: Rails Dress + Vince Coatigan

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Denim midi dresses are kiiinda taking over our mood boards, and we knew this one from Rails would be special when it popped up in the preview. The verdict? It SO is. The seaming details and the tailored dress make it sexy — even when paired with everyday sneakers (S loves her cushy platform Gazelles).

Is the Vince coatigan just a littttle bit oversized? Ok, yes. But, if oversized is your thing: it’s got a delicious slouch, is roomy enough to layer over sweaters, and is just the thing we’d reach for to warm up a fall date night dress, too.

Outfit 3: Vince Cashmere + Reiss Trousers

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If all-black outfits are your fall uniform, take notes. Vince nailed the details on this cashmere sweater with ever-so-slightly-longer sleeves and the thick rib neckline that creeps up juuuust a touch — and the length hits perfectly at the waist. While you could wear it with any black pants (or jeans, lets be real)…pairing it with the Reiss wide leg trousers became a moment. It’s the sporty tuxedo-esque stripes that elevate the ‘fit and gives it a burst of energy.

The Sweaters: rag & bone, Veronica Beard, Vince & More

We look forward to the sweaters in the sale every single year. While we are a taddd bit disappointed in the small selection of cashmere, we are pretty excited about the sweaters S did find. 

1: rag & bone Polo Sweater

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We’ve been into the polo/rugby style tops this year, and this collared sweater feels like a more wearable and luxe version of that. Bonus points for the stripes and ribbed fabric. As for that Coach bag — it feels timeless and a little vintage. It can easily elevate a simple sweater, jeans and sneaks.

2: Varley Jackets & Half-Zips

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We’ve been long-time fans of Varley ever since laying hands on that buttery fabric. This mesh knit jacket above is fun, if you’re looking for a lightweight layer with sporty vibes… 

zip-up (s), jeans (27), sneakers | half-zip (s), jeans (6) sneakers, bag

…but it’s their sweaters and half-zips that really shine. The contrast trim detail around the dropped shoulders of the zip-up (left, under $100) is a great touch to break up the ribbed texture — easily a piece we can imagine cozying up in. You can’t go wrong with their iconic half-zips (right), either; comfy, casual yet the details are so thoughtfully elevated (big ribbed cuffs, the funnel neck, seam placement). 

3: Veronica Beard Fair Isle Cardigan

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Okay, how freakin’ cute is this sweater?! Veronica Beard’s bringing us the pleasant surprises for yet another NSale. If you zoom up close, you can see all the intricate details in those gorgeous silver buttons.

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You could technically wear it as a cardigan, but showing off the buttons in the front is speaking to us. Oh, and it’s 100% cotton!

4: Vince Wool-Cashmere Sweater Tee

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We always appreciate a good ol’ fashioned wardrobe basic, especially ones that are elevated with natural fibers or subtle details. And that’s exactly what Vince did with this wool-cashmere sweater tee. The cut of the hem hits just-so at the hips (perfect for high-waist jeans), and the slightly longer sleeves add a nice touch of polish to the shape. 

The Coats + Jackets: Reiss, Frame, Vince & More

Let’s take a closer look at some of the coats and jackets, shall we? The Theory car coat and the Vince coatigan from above clearly have our hearts, but a few more pieces stood out in the dressing room…

1: Reiss Wool Blend Coat

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Okay, guys. I think this coat was pretty much on everyone’s radar. That vibrant red immediately stood out to us in the preview, and it definitely did not disappoint. The one qualm we do have is the pockets — they’re in an odd place on the side when you tie it…but S still loves it. 

2. Vince Chore Jacket

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Julieta makes a great case for a shorter jacket in your fall wardrobe — chore jackets like this one from Vince hit at the perfect length for high-waist jeans and they’re an easy grab to throw on over dresses, too. This deep “Coastal” blue color is delicious, too — and not intimidating to pair with blue jeans and a cute bag (denim, if you dare 😉).

3: Frame ‘70s Belted Denim Jacket

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We were very excited for this Frame denim jacket for a whole 2024 denim on denim moment. This jacket is the epitome of ‘the new denim jacket’. Unfortunately, the button did pop off in the dressing room, which…could be an easy fix (since it’s so freakin’ pretty) but ehh. We’d prefer the buttons stay put. 

4: Max Mara Hooded Puffer Jacket

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Some things are fun to wear… other things are practical to wear… but this? This luxury Max Mara coat is both. The shape is a little swingy and boxy, like many of our favorite insulated rain jackets and parkas, and the snap closure seamlessly transitions into the hood — in a really elevated, all-in-the-details kinda way.

5: Avec Les Filles Leather Bomber Jacket

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This Avec Les Filles bomber jacket looks just like the old flight jackets, but with some modern details. We love the chocolate brown color and shearling collar, but it definitely runs oversized. Something about the fit was just a bit off on S. Maybe it’ll work with an oversized hoodie and slim-fitting bottoms??

Two Pretty Dresses: Frame & Vince

Think: your everyday, throw-on-and-go midi or maxi dresses… but better. We look for special details (an interesting cut, strategic seaming and gathering) and all natural fibers to make these pieces go the distance in our wardrobes.

1: Frame Cotton Midi Dress

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When it comes to timeless pieces that’ll never go out of style, I’d venture to say this 100% organic cotton FRAME dress is one of ‘em. The higher neckline reads a little modest, but it’s far-from-boring with the asymmetrical tiered hemline and gathered seams. It’s one of those dresses that looks fancy-enough with heels (work dress?), but not overly fancy for everyday wear (just add sneaks!)

2: Vince Linen Midi Dress

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Linen dresses are some of our most-worn pieces (especially in that summer heat). When these said dresses have pockets?! It’s always a special treat that’s not done enough. One thing to note, though — this is technically a linen-blend, but still has that lightweight material. If you’re a little taller, this will probably hit more midi too. 

Happy NSale shopping!!


Team TME

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