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.
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.
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
EILEEN FISHER High-Low Silk Stretch Shell
EILEEN FISHER Round Neck Tunic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
B. Green The North Face Parka
C. Pink & Purple Plaid Coat
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.**