I was pretty excited about my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Capsule Wardrobe, but when I walked into the actual store, my cute outfit ideas vanished, and ALLLLLL I could focus on were the cardigans. I was literally piling them into my arms. Vince? Yes. Two colors, please. Amazing cardi-coat under $45? Yes, please. Cute Side-Tie Cardigan? Oh yes…that too! 

Thankfully, we had already placed an order based on my Capsule Wardrobe and my Top Eileen Fisher Picks with Lori at Nordstrom (if you’re local, go see her!), so I DID make it home with this Clare V bag (even cuter in person), this FRAME striped sweater (looked good with EVERY.SINGLE.THING I tried it on with), these Zella joggers (LOVE!), and comfy Eileen Fisher booties (obvi!). I, did, however ALSO make it home with…warning…quite a few cardigans. 

Cardigans, Comfy Shoes & Face Masks: Linzi’s Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

There’s a Table of Contents below, so feel free to go directly to whichever selfies you are most interested in seeing (just click the buttons). Or…sit down and enjoy a nice little escape into the wild world of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or as one of our readers called it–the Fantasy Football of Fashion). Ridiculous, but true. You can see our full draft picks (ha) in our Ultimate Guide To The Sale.

*Added Note: My P448s JUST came in and I’m in love…I put a quick shot in the comfy shoe section…more styled up photos to come! ALSO, a whole post on budget-friendly pieces/substitutions coming soon as well.


A. 6 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds I’ll Be Wearing This Fall 

1. Cozy Cardigan Over Jeans

2. Cute Breathable Masks

3.  Cashmere Hoodie 

4. Zella Joggers 

5. “I-Feel-Pretty” Top

6. Comfy Shoes

B. Pieces With Unexpected Sizing

C. Shop Pieces From The Post


6 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Finds I’ll Be Wearing This Fall


1. Cozy Cardigans With Jeans

a. Vince Cardigan

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Cardigan (XS) | Top (S) | Denim (27) | Boots | Bag

What a find! So silky soft, so beautiful in person, and so completely luxurious. Even Shana (hater of almost all cardigans) has already wanted to borrow it. Super-versatile over MANY jeans and tops options. Vince is pricey (even on sale), so scroll down if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly beige cardigan option.

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!Top Left: Cardigan (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (4P) | Boots | Bag
Top Right: Cardigan (XS) | Top (S)| Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag
Bottom Left: Cardigan (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (28) | Boots | Bag
Bottom Right: Cardigan (XS)| Top (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag | Mask

AND….gorgeous in black too!

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Cardigan (XS) | Top (S)| Jeans (26) | Boots | Bag

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Top Left: Cardigan (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (4P)| Sneaks | Bag| Mask
Top Right: Cardigan (XS) | Top (M) | Jeans (28) | Boots | Bag | Mask
Bottom Left: Cardigan (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag
Bottom Right: Cardigan (XS) | Top (M) | Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag

b. A Beige Budget-Friendly Option (Under $45!)

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Cardi-Coat (XS) | Top (S) | Denim (27) | Boots | Bag

Under $45!!! This stellar cardi-coat is one of my favorite pieces I tried. AND it’s under $45! It’s soft and cozy enough to wear inside, but will also be a great top layer for fall. Did I mention it’s UNDER $45???

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!Top Left: Cardi-Coat (XS)| Top (M)| Jeans (28)| Boots | Bag
Top Right: Cardi-Coat (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag
Bottom Left: Cardi-Coat (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (28) | Boots | Bag | Mask
Bottom Right: Cardi-Coat (XS) | Top (S) | Jeans (4P) | Boots | Bag

c. A Cute Side-Tie Cardigan 

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Cardigan (XXS)| Top (S) | Jeans (28) | Boots | Bag

I’m a total sucker for an interesting black cardigan, and this one from Madewell does not disappoint. Not nearly as soft as the Vince black cardigan, but I do love the side-tie and it’s much more budget-friendly.

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Top Left: Cardigan (XXS) | Top (S) | Jeans (4P)| Boots | Bag
Top Right: Cardigan (XXS) | Top (S) | Jeans (26)| Boots 
Bottom Left: Cardigan (XXS) | Top (S) | Jeans (27)| Boots | Mask
Bottom Right: Cardigan (XXS) | Top (S) | Jeans (27)| Boots | Bag


2. Cute Face Masks

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Mask | Cardi-Coat (XS) | Top (S) | Denim (27) | Boots | Bag 

Okay…these face masks are NOT in the Anni Sale, but they come in a pack of 4 for $20, and we all need masks, so I’m including them in the selfies. These are very breathable and have that cool design where you adjust the fit around your ears with a single tie at the base of your neck. Several different pattern packs.   

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Top Left: MaskHoodie (S)| Jeans (4P) | Sneaks | Bag
Top Right: Mask | Cardigan (XS)| Top (M) | Jeans (28)| Boots | Bag
Bottom Left: Mask | Top (S) | Jeans (28)| Boots | Bag
Bottom Right: MaskCardigan (XXS) | Top (S) | Jeans (28) | Boots | Bag


3. Cashmere Hoodie

a.  The Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Hoodie

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Hoodie (S)| Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag

I did NOT anticipate walking out of Nordstrom with this guy. BUT….he is so INSANELY cozy and somehow makes even joggers feel a little fancy. If I’m going to be home ALL WINTER LONG with a soft hoodie as my uniform, I might as well make sure that it’s one I love. 

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Left: Hoodie (S)| Joggers (XS)| Slippers
Right: Hoodie (S) | Jeans (4P)| Boots | Bag

b. A Budget-Friendly Cozy Top 

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Top (S)| Jeans (27)| Boots | Bag

Although I do adore the fancy Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Hoodie, this cozy top IS much more practical in terms of budget. It MAY technically be a pajama top, but I’m going to ignore that because I think it looks great as a real top.

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Left: Top (S) | Pants (S) | Slippers
Right: Top (S) | Joggers (XS)


4. Zella Joggers

a. With A Cute Workout Tank

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Joggers (XS) | Top (XS) | Sneaks

I’m nervous these silly joggers are going to sell out fast. They’re soft, lightweight, and a great price. If they do, these and these from Zella were my second choices. I sized down to the XS and like the fit better. My plan is to wear them as work-out pants that transition well to stay-at-home pants with comfy sweaters and cardigans.

b. With Tie-Dye

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
 Joggers (XS) | Top (XS) | Sneaks

c. With A Fancy Vince Sweater

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here! Joggers (XS) | Top (S) | Slippers


5. “I-Feel-Pretty” Top

a. FRAME Ruffle Trim Silk Top

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Top (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Left: Top (S) | Jeans (28) | Boots | Bag | Mask
Right: Top (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag

Although this FRAME top above is COMPLETELY not practical for a socially distanced fall and winter, I do want to walk away from this sale with at least one special top that makes me feel pretty. I think this FRAME Black Ruffled Top TOTALLY meets that requirement…so special…but the other more wearable-for-everyday options below might be a better call.

b. FRAME Striped Mock Neck Sweater

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Top (S) | Jeans (28) | Boots

This black and white striped mock neck sweater looked good with EVERY SINGLE THING I tried on. It’s a tad itchy, but I only noticed when I first put it on and then it was fine…especially once I saw how good it looked with everything.

c. Vince Olive Striped Sweater

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
 Top (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots

This is another annoyingly expensive, but absolutely gorgeous piece from Vince. I do think, however, that this piece would definitely get the best cost per wear of all the special tops. I could see myself gravitating to this sweater all the time.

d. EILEEN FISHER Silk top

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Top (XS)| Jeans (27) | Boots | Bag

I had such high hopes for this Eileen Fisher top. It does look a lot better in person than it does on the model or in this photo. The silk, pattern, and color are really very pretty, but the fit wasn’t right on me. It was too big and too fussy to try and half-tuck. The sleeves also weren’t quite right on me.


6. Comfy Shoes 

a. **JUST IN!!!!  The P448s**

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Sneaks | Cardigan (XS)  | Jeans (27) | Top (S) | Bag

The first P448s I’ve ever tried and I’m in LOVE! I’m not usually a fancy sneaker gal, but the orange drip paint design got me! They come with several other great color accents (a beautiful royal blue, and I like the simple black too), but I’m super-drawn to the fun orange. These JUST came in a few minutes ago, so haven’t had a chance to style them up, but look for them in my next round of selfies. 

b. Vince Booties

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Booties | Hoodie (S) | Jeans (27) | Bag

Fav boots so far!!! I don’t usually gravitate toward Vince boots, but Shana grabbed these and I figured I would give them a try. Turns out…they are lovely. The color is perfection (not too matchy-matchy with all the fall tones and JUST the right shade that goes with everything), they are comfortable (the heel is high, but somehow doesn’t feel high at all), and they looked good with ALL the denim. AND they are weatherproof! I’m holding out, though, because I do want to compare them with the these Aquatalias that have a similar vibe and come in really good colors. The Aquatalias should be arriving soon.

c. EILEEN FISHER BootiesCozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Boots | Cardigan (XXS) | Tee (S) | Jeans (27) | Boots

MUCH more lightweight than I anticipated. Easy to slip off and on as well. Eileen Fisher comfort (not super-cushy, but plenty of support and very walkable). I like the gray for more versatility, but the black with the on-trend tan detailing looks great in person too. I’m wondering if I may go for a darker green (in the Vince or Aquatalias) instead of the gray, and do the Eileen Fishers in black instead. I definitely gravitated toward the Vince ones in my selfies.

d. Paul Green Booties

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Boots | Cardigan (XS) | Jeans (27) 

WOW! Just wow! I haven’t decided if these luxe Paul Green Boots are TOTALLY my style, but they are so freakin’ cool. I felt like a rock star wearing them. The gold buckle on the side, the just-shiny-enough patent sheen, and they are SUPER-comfortable. UGH…just what I need…a new pricey comfort shoe brand to love!

e. Aquatalia Booties

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Boots | Sweater (S) | Jeans (26)

Oh man, guys. I had SUCH high hopes for these Aquatalias, but they are too western for me. And look too much like real snakes…they weird me out a bit. BUT, if you like the style, they’re plenty comfortable and weatherproof. Aquatalias have pretty much a cult-following….readers LOVE them and keep them for years and years.  

f. Adidas Sneakers

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
 Sneaks | Top (XS) | Joggers (XS)

I’m usually a New Balance gal, but these were just too fun not to try. SOOOOO lightweight and easy slip-on/slip-off/no-tie….brilliant. They looked really cute with basic workout pieces too.

g. EILEEN FISHER Sandals

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!
Sandals | Tee (S) | Jeans (4P) | Bag

Seems a little funny to be buying sandals with all the fabulous fall pieces, but the Anni Sale has so many good Eileen Fisher sandal options…and these black ones, because they’re a bit more substantial and chunkier, would totally work for early fall.


**4 Pieces With Unexpected Sizing Issues*

a. Reconsider This Top: Unless You Want To Show Your Belly

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Top (XS) | Joggers (XS) | Sneaks

Another big Free People surprise….was hoping the top above was going to hit right at the top of my joggers…it didn’t. 

b. Size Up In This Vince Tee For More Drape

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Top (M)| Jeans (27) | Boots 

I’m usually an XS or S in tops, but I definitely liked the medium best for a bit of relaxed drape in this Vince tee.

c. Size Down In This Free People Sweatshirt

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

Top (XS) | Jeans (4P) | Boots  | Bag

The striped top above is another Free People top that was WAY bigger than I had anticipated. So super-cozy, but definitely oversized. 

d. Size Up In Veronica Beard Denim

Cozy, luxe cardigans (think Vince); stylish comfort shoes (hey, EILEEN FISHER); cute tops (hi, FRAME) - #NSale #DressingRoomSelfies are here!

 Jeans (28)| Top (S) | Boots

I love these Veronica Beard jeans, but I usually wear a 27 (sometimes a 26) and these I definitely needed the 28. 

 

**Shop My Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks + Everything In The Post**

 

And that’s it….for now! More pieces from my Capsule Wardrobe and my Top EILEEN FISHER Picks are on their way. And a WHOLE POST on budget-friendly pieces/substitutions as well.  Any favs so far???

-Linzi

24 COMMENTS

  1. I was shocked with how good the Vince booties were. I’m excited to see the higher heeled Aquatalias (not the ones I already tried), but I DO think the Vince booties might “WIN” the Anni Sale in the boot category. And MOTHER’s always so good. Perfect amount of stretch.

  2. I’d ruled out the Frame top based on the website pic–it looked super low! But it looks perfect on you. Is there an extra button that the model wasn’t using, maybe?

  3. Nordi sale whatever. Can we please have a hair tutorial? I love your hair and you’re the only curly at TME (besides Kat, who’s kinky I believe…)

    • OH my gosh, Jamie….what are you talking about? I feel like my hair is always so out of control…I told Shana yesterday I wanted her stylist to give me “blogger hair”. Ha!

  4. curious – are they difficult to get on and off? they weren’t on my list but they look super cute on you so i’m reconsidering!

    • They aren’t as easy as the Aquatalias I tried b/c those have a zipper on both sides, but I pulled the Vinces on and off ALL.DAY.LONG…ha!…and wasn’t once annoyed about it. Which is saying a lot. The shaft is pretty wide, so it makes it easier to get them on and off.

  5. Jamie, I agree! She is not the only curly girl here at TME (raises hand), but she IS the only one who seems to have mastered the styling of it! 🙂 And Linzi, LOVE your picks . . . adding that VINCE cardigan to my cart now!

  6. Are the Eileen Fisher wedge booties supportive? I haven’t tried any boots with recycled material and usually wear flats. I’m afraid they’ll be wobbly, but I love the look of them.

    • They feel pretty supportive to me. I have thicker ankles, so they’re snug on me…if you have really thin ankles, they MAY feel different, but it’s a pretty thick supportive material.

  7. I know you’re not down with the belly showing crop top BUT you may want to reconsider—-the look is AWESOME on you! Super cute.

  8. L, The Clare V. bag…I notice you have a photo where it appears to have a top handle. Did it come with both the orange crossbody strap and black top handle? Thanks

    • So I switched it out with a top handle from another bag..it only comes with the orange strap. The little one I used is not perfect, though…it needs to be a bit longer I think. BUT….I do love that a lot of the Clare V bags have the hooks to switch out straps…Amazon actually has some cheapy straps that I may get, but Clare V’s site also has a gorgeous variety or nicer straps that I’m drooling over.

  9. Always appreciate your (comfortable) shoe picks and these did not disappoint. Trying the Vince and Paul Green boots – a little edgy and fun. I wouldn’t have given the Breton striped pullover much thought, but love that you included that on your list. A fun, comfortable piece! Thanks, Linzi!

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