You guys! I found Skinny Jeans that I actually like!! I’m also in LOVE with the EILEEN FISHER pieces in this sale — and of course the comfy shoes — but the skinny jean find is MAJOR! Also major (gasp!)…this is the first time I’ve really shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’ve always ordered a few items here and there, but I have definitely never gotten up at the crack of dawn to review my typed-out strategy (I literally did this—-so weird, right?) for how I was going to maximize searching for the BEST items of the sale as soon as I was let in the doors.
After trying on approximately a bazillion things, I will tell you, so many things in the sale look different in person. For those of you new to TME, I’m 42 years old, 5’2, and am usually schlepping an array of backpacks, basketballs, and an occasional kid’s bass guitar (a bit different from the look of the catalogue models), so I hope these selfies help. Let’s get started!
1. I Found Skinny Jeans That I Like!
Yep-biggest news of the sale! FRAME is my new favorite brand (especially on sale). Soft, comfortable, and looked pretty darn good! I ordered these gray ones too–I’m hoping they fit as well as the ones below because the color is pretty dreamy.
Skinnies – 27 | Tank – S | Heels
2. I Found Another New Denim Brand, Too.
Scotti has been raving about Good American, but it took this sale for me to actually try them. I love these flares–fit me so much better than most of the other higher-end brands.
Jeans – 27 | Sweater – XS | Sandal-Bootie
3. The Best of EILEEN FISHER at the Anniversary Sale
EILEEN FISHER is my favorite for lifetime classic pieces that can be mixed and matched, and that’s exactly what I found at the sale.
A. EILEEN FISHER Shoes
These are two of my favorite shoes that I tried. EILEEN FISHER does such a fabulous job with making beautiful shoes that are actually comfortable.
B. EILEEN FISHER Tops
Lucky for me, I had 2 fabulous pairs of jeans to try on with all these tops–can you tell I was excited about the denim? The tops didn’t need much help, though…these are definitely pieces I want in my closet.
EILEEN FISHER Rib Mock Neck Tank
LEFT: Top – S | Skinnies – 27 | Heels
MIDDLE: Top – S | Pants – S | Sandal-Booties
RIGHT: Top – S | Flares – 27 | Sandal-Booties
EILEEN FISHER High-Low Silk Stretch Shell
LEFT: Top – XS | Flares -27 | Sandal-Bootie
MIDDLE: Top – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Heels
RIGHT: Top – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Heels
EILEEN FISHER Round Neck Tunic
LEFT: Top – S | Demi-Boot Jeans – 27 | Sandal-Booties
MIDDLE: Top – S | Flares – 27 | Sandal- Booties
RIGHT: Top – S | Skinnies – 27 | Yellow Heels
C. EILEEN FISHER Pants
These did NOT look good on the hanger, but I figured I would try them anyway. SO glad I did. They feel like leggings or pajamas, but look SO much nicer.
TOP LEFT: Pants -S | Black Tunic – S | Aquatalia
TOP RIGHT: Pants – S | Black Tank – S | Heels
BOTTOM LEFT: Pants – S | White Tank – XS | Heels
BOTTOM RIGHT: Pants – S | Stripe Sweater – XS | Born Booties
D. EILEEN FISHER Two-Piece Set
I’m wearing a small in the top, but ordered an xs because the small is a smidge too big. Both the skirt and top are light enough weight that they have some really nice movement and drape in person. I will definitely wear both year round. This is the same top that I wore above with jeans and black pants–SO versatile.
TOP LEFT: Skirt – S | Top – S | Born Booties | Belt Bag
TOP RIGHT: Skirt – S | Top – S | Aquatalia Boots | Earrings
MIDDLE LEFT: Skirt – S | Top – S | Yellow Heels
MIDDLE RIGHT: Skirt – S | Top – S | Sweater – XXS (need a S) | Sofft Booties
BOTTOM LEFT: Skirt – S | Top – S | Sofft Booties | Scarf
BOTTOM RIGHT: Skirt – S | Top – S | Eileen Fisher Booties
E. EILEEN FISHER Navy Dress
This is a STEAL for a good EILEEN FISHER Dress. I’m wearing it in the office right now and everyone agrees it looks way better in person. The photos just don’t capture the movement of the fabric. This is another piece I plan on wearing year round.
TOP LEFT: Dress – XXS | Tumi Backpack | Aquatalia Booties
TOP RIGHT: Dress – XXS | Long Cardigan – XS | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM LEFT : Dress – XXS | Windowpane Sweater – XS | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM RIGHT : Dress – XXS | Scarf | Aquatalia Booties
4. Four Super Useful Sweaters
A. The Big-Cozy-Hug Sweater
I plan on throwing this Free People tunic over jeans all winter when I need some coziness and also over my workout leggings after dance class. Note: I didn’t love these OTK boots-they didn’t stay up on me.
LEFT: Tunic Sweater – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Vince Camuto OTK Boots
MIDDLE: Tunic Sweater – XS | Eileen FIsher Pants – S | Sofft Booties
RIGHT: Tunic Sweater – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Eileen Fisher Heels
B. The Add-Some-Oomph Bomber Sweater
The one below is 1 or 2 sizes too small for me, but I have high hopes for the one in my size. Check out the zipper.
LEFT: Leopard Sweater – XXS (I need the S) | Eileen Fisher Top – XS | Eileen Fisher Heels
MIDDLE: Leopard Sweater – XXS (I need the S)| Eileen Fisher Top – | Eileen Fisher Heels
RIGHT: Leopard Sweater – XXS (I need the S)| Green Top – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Eileen Fisher Heels
C. The Wear-With-Everything Black Cardigan
I like the longer length on this one for wearing over all-the-things. This sweater isn’t anything terribly special, but it’s really soft, and I know it’s one of those pieces I would grab all the time.
TOP LEFT: Long Cardigan – XS | Treasure & Bond Bag | Stripe Sweater | Flares | Sandal-Booties
TOP RIGHT: Long Cardigan – XS | Dress – XS | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM LEFT: Long Cardigan -XS | Wrap Dress | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM RIGHT: Long Cardigan -XS | Eileen Fisher White Top – XS | Steve Madden Sneaks | Scarf
D. The Easy-To-Wear Stripe
I know this will be the sweater I reach for every day when “I don’t know what to wear”. This stripe is easy.
LEFT: Stripe Pullover – XS | Madewell Demi Boots – 27 | Steve Madden Sneaks
MIDDLE: Stripe Pullover – XS | Eileen Fisher Skirt -S | Born Booties
RIGHT: Stripe Pullover – XS | Flares – 27 | Sandal-Booties
5. The Tunic That Makes Me Want To Dance
Don’t know how else to say it…putting this Free People tunic on made me happy…the print, the colors, the feel. Joy.
TOP LEFT: Floral Tunic – XS | Eileen Fisher Pants – S | Born Booties | Belt Bag
TOP RIGHT: Floral Tunic – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Yellow Heels
BOTTOM LEFT: Floral Tunic– XS | Skinnies – 27 | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM RIGHT: Floral Tunic– XS | Cardigan | Skinnies – 27 | Eileen Fisher Heels
6. Happy Happy Coats
I love a stylish bright and happy coat. The yellow one especially seemed to really work with everything.
A. Big Yellow Fuzzy-Furry Coat
TOP PIC: Yellow Coat – XS | Flares – 27 | Stripe Sweater – XS | Sandal- Booties
TOP LEFT: Yellow Coat – XS | Skinnies – 27 | Navy Tank – S | Eileen Fisher Heels
TOP RIGHT: Yellow Coat – XS | Eileen Fisher Dress – XXS | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM LEFT: Yellow Coat – XS | Black Eileen Fisher Tee – XS | Eileen Fisher Pants – S | Sandal-Booties
BOTTOM RIGHT: Yellow Coat – XS | Eileen Fisher Tank – S | Eileen Fisher Skirt – S | Born Booties
B. Green The North Face Parka
TOP LEFT: Green Parka -XS | Eileen Fisher Tank – S | Eileen Fisher Pants – S | Aquatalia Booties
TOP RIGHT: Green Parka -XS | Jeans – 28 | Stripe Top – XS | Steve Madden Sneaks
BOTTOM LEFT: Green Parka -XS | Eileen Fisher Pants – S | Aquatalia Booties
BOTTOM RIGHT: Green Parka -XS | Jeans – 28 | Steve Madden Sneaks | Tumi Backpack
C. Pink & Purple Plaid Coat
LEFT: Plaid Coat – S | Skinnies – 27 | Eileen Fisher Heels | Tumi Backpack
RIGHT: Plaid Coat – S | Skinnies – 27 | Eileen Fisher Tee – XS | Eileen Fisher Heels
Shop The Best of My Anniversary Sale Early Access Haul:
EILEEN FISHER Pieces
Other Brands I Love In The Anniversary Sale
Shout it out if you have any questions about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As you know, TME is covering the sale in a VERY thorough way, so one of us might know the answer, or another reader will comment with their own details. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the team’s faves and our full NSale coverage here! Now it’s on to backpack research–will be back soon with the back-to-school roundup. Happy Sale Shopping!
**And an ENORMOUS thank you to Fauzia at KOP Nordstrom. You were an absolute delight to work with, and I look forward to sharing even more motherhood and shopping conversations with you in the future.**
Linzi, love all the Eileen Fisher. I thought I was the only one into it… you look great! And great choices! I’m in this sale for the Eileen Fisher and aquatalia boots exclusively.
Oh, thanks Valerie! You are definitely NOT the only one. Have you worn Aquatalia boots before? They’re gorgeous, but I wish they were squishier on the bottom–give me all the squishy shoes and Eileen Fisher pieces!
Love that you covered Eileen Fisher. I ordered that sleeveless sweater and black pants with elastic waist. I usually skip her stuff because the sizing is so wonky but you sold me!
Love your picks! The Eileen Fisher pants with the black tunic and gray boots looks so chic! And I love the Free People tunic, too! Great choices!!!
You’re the best, Elizabeth. Thank you. I was REALLY excited about the Eileen Fisher pieces. I feel like they’re all really good work and play pieces and I couldn’t believe how discounted they were. The pants are almost 50% off! Feel like those and the navy dress especially were total scores.
Do the good American flares work for a 5’3” person? The length is always an issue for me
Length is always an issue for me too.I’m 5’2 and the length was just a tiny tiny bit too long for me (with heels)…so if you’re wearing heels or wedges and are 5’3 I think they may be perfect for you. I will probably hem mine just a smidge eventually. I tried the Frame flares too and they were WAY too long, so I was super excited that the Good American were close enough that I can start wearing them right away without hemming.
Eileen Fisher pants arrived today – they’re perfect! Thanks so much – I would have never noticed them if it hadn’t been for your dressing room selfie inspiration!