2019 Anniversary Sale #DressingRoomSelfies: Julieta’s Picks

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I left my house at 10 am after spending some time with my kids — I knew I wouldn’t be back for bedtime. How different, every time I sit to write these Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts, I go back to the year before and see how much my life has changed in a year. Two years ago I was exclusively breastfeeding a six-month-old. I rushed through the store, trying on things as fast as I could, a hungry baby was waiting for me. Last year I was still nursing but didn’t rush as much.
Today, it’s 8pm, and I’m still at the mall while my boys are in bed thanks to my mother-in-law. I’ve been documenting this craziness on my IG (@julietatorresd). I finished trying on things at around 5ish and now I’m at a cute work area they have here. My kids are getting big, and as bittersweet as it is, I love being able to focus a little bit more on me. 
What to expect from me? A mix of things starting at $25, going up to a pair of heels I fell in love with that are over $200. I’m trying to convince myself to let them go but I can’t. Or these amazingly comfortable flats?  Not nursing but still love the same tops I wore when nursing. I invest in shoes and jeans and play around with the rest.
My store let me down though, most of the shoes were gone in my size, and I couldn’t find the Mother jeans. I LOVE Mother jeans. It’s my favorite brand for high-end jeans. But I found these non-ripped dark washed Good American jeans. They’re perfect!
Info for sizing: I’m 5’2″ and weigh around 124 pounds. A lot of petite friendly options here! Please note that tops usually go low on me because of my petite frame. 
Without further ado this represents my 7 hours at Nordstrom

Jeans + Tops + Coats

Is there anything better for fall? Beautiful tops, flattering jeans and a great coat/jacketBeautiful tops, flattering jeans, a great jacket & stunning shoes. The Anniversary Sale is THE place to update your fall uniform.

  • Jacket – Love the colors of this jacket, pairing it with a red top under is a MUST. 
  • Top – Perfect tee to dress up or down. Has a beautiful buttoned down back. Just noticed it comes with a matching skirt. 
  • Jeans – Check the pic to see where the rise hits. They are supposed to be high-rise but they are more of a mid-rise. Especially if you have a long torso, which also means, it’s perfect for shorter torsos. 
  • Shoes – These pointy flats are gorgeous. There’s more colors but this brown snakeskin was my favorite.

Leopard & Emerald 

Beautiful tops, flattering jeans, a great jacket & stunning shoes. The Anniversary Sale is THE place to update your fall uniform. 

  • Coat – This leopard coat is AMAZING. Works for all occasions, I have an old one I wear over jeans and a tee and sneakers to run errands. Instant outfit maker. 
  • Top – Perfect wrap, nursing friendly top. Has a little snap and you can wear untucked or semi-tucked in. Also in red. 
  • Jeans – Wearing size 25. These jeans are supposed to be crop flares, which on me are more of a regular length. Amazing fit, check all post for more pics wearing them. 
  • Shoes – These are the shoes! pointy nude shoes- amazing for petites. These are for sure an investment, but something you’ll wear for years to come. Also in black. I’m between sizes and I needed a size down. SO keep that in mind. 

Four Cute Tops 

I’m having an issue with polyester. Most affordable tops are polyester, but then lot of higher end ones are the SAME. Polyester. Why? If that’s the case I rather spend less and find natural fibers for more. These are some great tops that don’t break the bank. 

Our Anniversary Sale early access try-ons offer floral blouses, wrap tops, plaid button downs & peplum silhouettes for the WIN. YES, mamas.

  1. Floral red top – The fit is amazing! and only $25. Comes in floral black and teal. 100% poly

2. Yellow top – This one is 100% viscose, which makes it breathable! Perfect postpartum, nursing friendly top that is amazing if you’re beyond that season of mom life. Wear tucked in or not, tucked in looks better on my small frame. Otherwise is like I’m swimming in it haha. Navy floral and leopard available too. 

3. Plaid shirt – Soft and beautiful shirt. More colors too. 85% rayon

4. Pink top – Love the peplum silhouette to show a waist. Length is perfect. Made in breathable rayon

Three Statement Coats

The Anniversary Sale brings us dreamy statement jackets, plaid blazers & water-resistant trench coats. It’s an Early Access try-on sesh you don’t want to miss.

  1. Plaid rain coat – Not petite friendly as is too long. But the pattern and colors are so fun. Comes in a neutral pattern too. 100% poly
  2. Yellow rain coat – This will be my mom rain coat. Color is fun and the fit is not too overwhelming for my frame. More colors available, olive, red and black. 100% poly
  3. Plaid blazer – This blazer is EVERYTHING. As a small petite women I often have issues with double breasted oversized blazers. This was perfection and I had to get it. Mix of viscose, polyester and 2& of elastane. The elastane adds comfort when you move around!

How To Wear Leggings Right Now 

I’m ditching my Spanx leggings for these! I wear my Spanx to workout and to layer (also on sale) but I can’t see them for something fancier or dressed. These DO LOOK like leather, are thick and fit is great. Love how they look with those waterproof snaking boots and the taupe flats!

These Commando faux leather leggings for fall & winter might just replace those Spanx. The Anni Sale previews how to wear ‘em this season.

  • Leggings – if you want a pair more substantial than the Spanx ones, get these! Wearing XS
  • Plaid blazer – This blazer is EVERYTHING. As a small petite women I often have issues with double breasted oversized blazers. This was perfection and I had to get it. Mix of viscose, polyester and 2& of elastane. The elastane adds comfort when you move around!
  • Boots – Waterproof and super comfortable. They look amazing with skinny jeans and leggings. I’ll need to try them with other leg cuts. But so far I love them. Snake print makes everything better.
  • Pointy flats – I need to get more pics of these! Soles are cushioned and are super comfortable. They also go with everything. 

Leopard & Utility 

This skirt, I grabbed it just because and at one point I said “I don’t like it, why try it on?” Favorite thing from this sale. Soft, stretchy and comfortable, petite length available and looks great dressed down or up. GET IT NOW! Same with these pants, I have a similar pair form last year’s sale, and I love it. 

Caslon cargo skirt, a HOT silky cami in leopard, cool animal print from Topshop...it’s X-Mas in July & Anniversary Sale Early Access is making it happen!

  • Skirt – I’m still in awe of how comfortable it is. Runs big so size down, I’m wearing a 00 petite. 
  • Black & white Top – Size up, Topshop runs small most of the times. 
  • Pants – 4 colors to choose from! Perfect for the office but also with a tee or cotton tank and sandals. 
  • Leopard cami – This cami is polyester and affordable, but the fit is really good. More colors and prints!

Sexin’ Up Some Tall Brown Boots

Tall boots? With dresses, skirts, over jeans? Check them in all the other outfits in this post. These boots are Born, and you should know this brand is amazing or comfortable, high quality shoes. ARCH SUPPORT! The color is PERFECT and if I kept only one thing from this sale, would be these boots. 

Tall boots totally get us psyched for fall & hint at all the sexy ways to style skirts, jeans & dresses. #NSale — it’s on!

Topshop Midi DressTall boots totally get us psyched for fall & hint at all the sexy ways to style skirts, jeans & dresses. #NSale — it’s on!

  • Dress – This dress is gorgeous BUT is thin and shows any bump and lump IMO. I have an hypertrophic scar and swelling in my lower belly and it was showing. So I went with my trusty spanx. Much better. (also on sale) Also is 95% poly
  • Boots – Beyond comfortable. Cushioned and supportive sole, great quality and a lot of colors to choose from but this is by far my favorite. Leather upper. 

Suede Mini-Skirt & Wrap Top

Tall boots totally get us psyched for fall & hint at all the sexy ways to style skirts, jeans & dresses. #NSale — it’s on!

  • Top – This is the same green I had on in the first pic of this post. Lovely wrap top that is nursing friendly. Has a snap for security too. 
  • Skirt – It’s a beautiful skirt if you like minis. I’m more of a midi kind of mama, maybe for some special occasion? 
  • Boots – Beyond comfortable. Cushioned and supportive sole, great quality and a lot of colors to choose from but this is by far my favorite. Leather upper. 

Suede Jacket & ’70s Top

These two outfits have some of my favorite pieces. This jacket I got it for my MIL last year and is amazing. The top is so flattering and you can leave it untucked f you want to. Both jeans are my favorite from the sale and the boots? Need I say more haha

Tall boots totally get us psyched for fall & hint at all the sexy ways to style skirts, jeans & dresses. #NSale — it’s on!

  • Jacket  – Faux suede but is so soft! So flattering and versatile
  • Top – Only top I got, wear it with jeans, trousers, skirts, and look amazing. 
  • Flared jeans -Wearing size 25. These jeans are supposed to be crop flares, which on me are more of a regular length. Amazing fit, check all post for more pics wearing them. 
  • Dark wash jeans – The jeans will be my favorite come fall. No rips or distressing, the dark wash is versatile and works for professional or non-professional environments. Size down. 
  • Nude pumps – A pointy nude shoes is amazing for petites. These a re for sure an investment, but something you’ll wear for years to come. Also in black. I’m between sizes and I needed a size down. SO keep that in mind. 
  • Boots – Beyond comfortable. Cushioned and supportive sole, great quality and a lot of colors to choose from but this is by far my favorite. Leather upper. 

Slinky Midis

BIG SIDE NOTE: I’m wearing my fave Spanx under (also on sale). Not very necessary for the multi colored if you don’t want to but yes for the solid color ones. I have a hypertrophic scar with some swelling in my lower belly and well that needs some spanx. 

Sexy boots, slinky midi dresses, statement coats, athleisure & jeans (natch) are some of the best Early Access deals in the Anniversary Sale...Snap 'em up.

  • Dress – Found it by coincidence. It’s VERY comfortable and forgiving. It will draw the attention to your body in the most amazing way. Petite and regular length. 
  • Shoes – A pointy nude shoes is amazing for petites. These a re for sure an investment, but something you’ll wear for years to come. Also in black. I’m between sizes and I needed a size down. SO keep that in mind.
    Sexy boots, slinky midi dresses, statement coats, athleisure & jeans (natch) are some of the best Early Access deals in the Anniversary Sale...Snap 'em up.
  • Jacket – Real leather jacket for a good price. This style is perfect if you find the whole moto side zipper style too much for you. This is a cleaner style that I really like. 
  • Dress – Remember I’m wearing spanx under. Nice dress to wear now and later. 
  • Boots – These are the Vince boots, they were only available in black at my store and I had a hard time styling them with other things. I love them in the taupe color better. You better get some good cost per wear out if these.

Three Printed Dresses

Floral dresses are always amazing to transition into fall and then wear with boots and leather jackets. Regarding fabric is really hard to find a well designed dress that’s not made in polyester for under $200. These are all gorgeous, well made beautiful dresses the right now are at an amazing price! 

Sexy boots, slinky midi dresses, statement coats, athleisure & jeans (natch) are some of the best Early Access deals in the Anniversary Sale...Snap 'em up.

  • Black floral dress – with heels or boots, casual or fancy – this dress will take you all the places. Waist can be  little tight so it’s a good idea to try two sizes if possible. 100% polyester
  • Red brown dress – Another dress to wear with pumps or boots. Beautiful print. 100% polyester
  • Leopard dress – Perfect for work, an event and even the weekend. You can cinch the waist or not but on my body looks better cinched. 100% polyester

Athleisure & Loungewear 

Sexy boots, slinky midi dresses, statement coats, athleisure & jeans (natch) are some of the best Early Access deals in the Anniversary Sale...Snap 'em up.

  • TopPants – TTS. Also comes in a camo print. Tried it just for fun and didn’t want to take it off. I’ll live in this on winter lazy days for sure!

Sexy boots, slinky midi dresses, statement coats, athleisure & jeans (natch) are some of the best Early Access deals in the Anniversary Sale...Snap 'em up.

As I’ve mentioned before, now after my surgery I’m more active and less afraid to work out and hurt my belly. I’m all about colors and monochrome outfit workouts. These two leggings are PERFECT. I didn’t get a camel toe, or worried about them being see through. 

Red set

Sports braLeggingsSweatshirt

Green set

Tank topLeggings (more colors! Blue is gorgeous I Jacket

Shop My #NSale Early Access Editor Picks

Dresses

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Tops

 

Pants

Shoes

Lounge/athletic wear

 

And that’s a wrap! 
I’m pulling my hair out because this is INSANITY! Special thanks to my brother, mother-in-law and husband for watching my babies, cooking, getting take out for me. Behind every working mom there’s always a village helping make things happen. We can’t do it all mamas and it’s ok to ask for help. 
For more #NSale coverage — best of recommendations & #DressingRoomSelfies — head over to our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale hub, right here.
Chao, chao
Julieta
Now, let’s hang out on IG (@julietatorresd) and see what I actually kept. I also share more of my style, the story of my postpartum body and now my life after an abdominal repair aka tummy tuck (the reason behind the hypertrophic scar I told you about here) See you there!
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Love: keeping it real, athleisure and hiding my mommy tummy under high rise jeans 📍NY from Colombia If you can't find me in the bathroom hiding from my two boys, I'll be showing a mix of style, vulnerability and real life on Instagram (@julietatorresd) Would love for you to join me there!

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