2019 Anniversary Sale #DressingRoomSelfies: Scotti’s Picks

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It’s that time of the year — when the internet loses its mind for a few days and we get to stock up on some seriously good deals during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This year was the first time Mom and I actually went into the store to shop, and we had the BEST time. It was like a throwback to those days before online shopping when we spent all day together at the mall. The only thing missing was Shana. (But she has her own coverage right here.) I found my new favorite jeans (multiple pairs, actually), a comfy sweater and some fabulous heels—and of course, my favorites: faux fur and moto jackets. Here’s what I found:   

1. Let’s Start With Denim

The denim was by far and away my favorite part of this sale. Saving that much on premium denim is awesome. I loved everything from the flares to the skinnies to the boyfriend jeans . . . here were my favorites:

A. My Favorite Skinnies

These AG jeans were my absolute favorites. They’re skinny, but with a straight cut at the ankle. You know those skinnies that are super tight all the way down? You can’t really roll them without them bunching and looking weird, but then they have to be the right length . . . and don’t get me started on the sock situation. I love that these are skinny in the leg, but straight below the knee. They look good with both boots and heels.  LOVE.

Premium denim is a prime reason to shop the Anniversary Sale — AG skinny jeans, flattering flares, & ex-boyfriend jeans — snap ‘em up!

LEFT tee – xs| jeans – 28, tts | heels tts

CENTER sweater – S | jeans – 28, tts | boots light natural leather, tts

RIGHT tee – xs| jeans – 28, tts | heels tts

B. The Most Flattering Flares

I guess given my love of all things Good American, I can’t really be surprised that the Good American Good Flare jeans were my favorite flares. They are super high-rise (like I could wear a cropped sweater with no fear of accidental flashing) but stretch for comfort. They might be just a tad long on me, but I could just cut the bottom cuff off and they’d be perfect. (Although I don’t really mind them being a tad long, I guess.) 

Premium denim is a prime reason to shop the Anniversary Sale — AG skinny jeans, flattering flares, & ex-boyfriend jeans — snap ‘em up!

tee – xs | jeans – 4, run one size big | boots – tts

C. Boyfriend Jeans + Comfy Heels

I thought I would hate these jeans. They’re not typically my style, but these AG Ex-Boyfriend jeans were perfectly slouchy without being sloppy. They’re super-comfortable and I kind of fell in love with the relaxed style. I liked offsetting their “boyfriend-edness?” with cute comfy heels. (Both of these heels are comfortable — a lower heel and open at the arch so they don’t rub the inside of my feet.)

Premium denim is a prime reason to shop the Anniversary Sale — AG skinny jeans, flattering flares, & ex-boyfriend jeans — snap ‘em up!

TOP LEFT jeans – 28, tts | tee – S | ankle strap heels tts

TOP RIGHT jeans– 28, tts | sweater – S | ankle strap heels tts

BOTTOM LEFT jeans – 28, tts| sweater – S | heels tts

BOTTOM RIGHT jeans – 28, tts| sweater – S| ankle strap heels tts

 

2. Or Maybe these Exciting Orange Pants

Another pair I had no intention of liking. Until I put them on. These are gorgeous pants and work especially well for curves – they fit at the waist and had enough room for the booty and hips. The sash tie is completely removable, so these work with tucked-in shirts and long ones. I also liked that they work with a variety of footwear. These were definitely a favorite find.

Call them orange if you must, the Halogen rust-colored twill pants, dressed up & dressed down are an Anniversary Sale must-have. We’re stoked.

shirt – S | pants – 4P | heels, tts

Call them orange if you must, the Halogen rust-colored twill pants, dressed up & dressed down are an Anniversary Sale must-have. We’re stoked.

TOP LEFT pants – 4P | shirt – S | jacket – S (would size down to xs) | boots tts

TOP RIGHT pants – 4P | graphic tee – s | heels tts

BOTTOM LEFT pants – 4P | sweater – xxs, runs big | sandals tts

BOTTOM RIGHT pants  – 4P| sweater – S | heels tts

3. Wear These Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Now & Into Fall

OK, so I guess maybe I have a theme going here . . . another pair I was like, “no” before I tried them.  I like the way these cropped wide-leg pants look with boots, heels and sandals, and especially the monochromatic look I tried with the Free People tunic. It’s kind of a refreshing break from the leggings and long sweater look. They come in a bunch of colors including camo, a darker red and mustard yellow. These are a fun pick for pants you can wear now and well into fall.

THESE. The cutest wide-leg pants from Sanctuary are a wardrobe staple. Go fancy or wear ‘em casual. See how I’m styling at this year’s Anniversary Sale.

sweater – s | pants – 28 | sandals – tts

THESE. The cutest wide-leg pants from Sanctuary are a wardrobe staple. Go fancy or wear ‘em casual. See how I’m styling at this year’s Anniversary Sale.

LEFT sweater – S | pants – 28 | sandals tts

MIDDLE  jacket – S | shirt – S | pants – 28 | boots tts

RIGHT sweater – S | pants – 28 | boots tts

4. Top 3 Animal Print Pieces

I am obsessed with animal print! (Although looking at that last picture now, I probably wouldn’t pair snake print pants with leopard print shoes . . . back away from the prints, Scotti!) But a little animal print can liven up an otherwise pretty basic outfit and there are a TON of options in the sale. These were my top three.

The Anniversary Sale has all the animal print — J. Crew tippi sweater, Halogen pleated midi skirt, FRAME crop high-waist snake print jeans — YASSSS!

LEFT graphic tee – S | skirt – XSP, was a little tight in the waist | boots light natural leather, tts

MIDDLE  sweater | jeans – 27, run one size big | sneakers

RIGHT tee – xs | jeans – 28 | heels

5. My Favorite Kind Of Cardigan

If nothing else, you should buy yourself a Barefoot Dreams cardigan (or blanket) during this sale. They are so ridiculously soft and if you’ve never felt one, I promise you will love. The coziest, softest cardigan I’ve ever owned (including cashmere). These also make a great gift . . . especially if you pair them with the UGG slippers that are on sale for an amazing price. (Christmas gifts! Zack, if you’re reading this . . . I love that coral color.) 

The best part of the Anniversary Sale...looking forward to fall. This Barefoot Dreams cozy-chic cardigan is exactly that. WORD.

cardigan – M | henley – S | jeans – 28, tts | booties

6. This Free People Sweater!!

My favorite sweater from the sale. I bought both colors from the store (there’s more online!). It drapes so nicely and works with everything from cropped pants, to skinnies to flares . . . and I’ll wear them with over-the-knee boots too. LOVE these.

A Free People tunic we can wear with flares, skinny jeans & high-waist ponte pants —we’re on it. Styled straight from the Anniversary Sale.

LEFT sweater – S | pants – S | boots light natural leather, tts

MIDDLE sweater – S | jeans – 28, tts| boots light natural leather, tts

RIGHT sweater – S | jeans – 4, run one size big | boots

7. Affordable Outerwear Upgrades 

If you’ve been reading for a long time, you know how much I LOVE faux fur and moto jackets. And there’s no shortage of fun options in the sale. Here are my top 5 picks: 

A. Faux Fur

Halogen

This coat is amazing. Super soft, comfortable and warm.  This is definitely an outfit-making statement piece.  LOVE love love this one (and the price!).  Oh, and it has pockets! Available in regular and petite sizes, I’m wearing the regular xs here.

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) makes this the best time to buy faux fur coats & faux leather jackets. Hello, [BLANKNYC] & BB DAKOTA.

coat – xs | shirt – s | pants – 4P | boots tts

[BLANKNYC]

Mom and I both tried this one on and loved it. It’s such a fun fuzzy coat to wear. (Sidenote: It’s also nice to hug someone wearing it!) It’s super soft and snuggly, and has pockets. The cropped length is perfect.

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) makes this the best time to buy faux fur coats & faux leather jackets. Hello, [BLANKNYC] & BB DAKOTA.

coat – xs | pants – s | shirt – s | sandals tts

B. Faux Leather

Kut from the Kloth

You guys have to check this one out in the raisin color – it’s perfect for fall.  They didn’t have an xs in store, but I found this one and really like the faded taupe color.  It’s a boxier cut, but in a good way, so I can actually zip it closed.  I like the structure and fit of this one.  (And I couldn’t pass up this camo sweatshirt—super comfy and lightweight and not too high in the neckline, so it’s perfect for summer.)

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) makes this the best time to buy faux fur coats & faux leather jackets. Hello, [BLANKNYC] & BB DAKOTA.

jacket – xs | sweatshirt – S | jeans – 4, run one size big | booties tts

BB DAKOTA

This one is super comfortable with rib-knit sleeve panels for stretch and it’s unlined so it feels more like a shirt than a structured jacket. I love the drape (and it’s also in grey and a light tan color) and the feel of the fabric.

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) makes this the best time to buy faux fur coats & faux leather jackets. Hello, [BLANKNYC] & BB DAKOTA.

jacket – xs | henley – S | jeans – 27, run one size big | heels tts

[BLANKNYC]

This is such an easy, comfortable moto jacket. It’s not stiff or tight and it comes in regular and plus sizes and also in grey and red. (And it’s under $60.)

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) makes this the best time to buy faux fur coats & faux leather jackets. Hello, [BLANKNYC] & BB DAKOTA.

jacket – s | shirt – s | pants – 28 | boots tts

8. Don’t Miss These Cute Sneaks

Sneakers were once decidedly not my thing but now I have no idea how I wore all heels all the time.  My feet hurt. These are comfy. I love the retro vibe and the fact that they’re red without being too red . . . no Ronald McDonald feet here.

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) brought us fav new jeans (AG, anyone?) cool orange pants, animal print & sweaters. Our Early Access haul — inside.

LEFT sweater – S | jeans – 27, run one size big | sneakers tts

RIGHT sweater – M (mom’s favorite pick of the sale) | jeans – 27, run one size big | sneakers tts

9. This Lace Dress

Remember this lace dress I love? The one that’s perfect for weddings and comes in a ton of colors? It’s part of the sale and you can snag it for under $60. (I sized up to a medium and it was perfect.)

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) brought us fav new jeans (AG, anyone?) cool orange pants, animal print & sweaters. Our Early Access haul — inside.

dress | sandals (30% off!)

10. Bonus: Nana’s Picks

My mom was with me and we had so much fun picking out all this stuff.  She’s loved the cropped sweater (that isn’t so cropped on her) and the jackets. We’re still searching for her “perfect” jeans but both shoes went home with her.  The leopard print heels are an especially fun way to add a little something to a simple outfit—we both took those home.

The Anniversary Sale (aka X-Mas in July) brought us fav new jeans (AG, anyone?) cool orange pants, animal print & sweaters. Our Early Access haul — inside.

LEFT jacket – xs | sweater – xxs, runs big | jeans – 25 | heels

MIDDLE  jacket – xs (she probably needs a petite) | tee – xs | jeans – 26 | sandals 

RIGHT sweater – xxs, runs big | jeans – 25 | heels

Shop All My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks Here

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the team’s faves and our full NSale coverage here!

XOXO,

Scotti 

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15 Comments

  1. Love these options! I’m a 28 waist too, so nice to see what it may look like on me. The bonus Nana pics are awesome!

  2. Elizabeth Rafter on

    I love your picks! AG Jeans are some of my favorites and I’m so happy to see the Sam Edelman leopard print heels are included. I have a pair from a few years ago that are my most worn dress shoe by far, but I need to get them re-heeled. Maybe I’ll just upgrade instead! Love your, and Shana’s (slightly overwhelming) selections from the sale! So good!!!

  3. Julie French on

    Love all of your picks! Especially your cute take on styling the more comfy/mom stuff. Question: where are your earrings from? So cute.

  4. You look great! Please include more of your mother. Your mom has great style and as an “older” reader I loved that you included her. She should have her own dressing room selfie post. XO

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