Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide 2019

 

OK, Gang...we're finally here. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing, and we've had more than 72 hours of perusing, trying on, scrutinizing and sizing up all the gorg, unexpected (and occasionally underwhelming) product the #nsale is offering. Gwen and I spent 12 hours on Tuesday in a dressing room (thanks, Fauzia!), so you can see the best of the best (in-store) right here. Scotti and Mom drove all the way to Milwaukee to shop Wednesday — go fam! — and Scotti's nice, tight edit is here. From our editors' Early Access try-on haul (aka #DressingRoomSelfies), we also have top picks from Julieta, Tiarra, Laura, Linzi and Emily. Whew.

All of our 'Best Of' Recommendations are below so you can easily shop — but KEEP CHECKING BACK, we always update and add as the sale continues.

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2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-Ons And Shopping Guides

A Strategy For Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This year's sale feels really different.  I've had moments of THIS SALE SUCKS and moments of I WANT ALL OF THIS THESE FORTY THINGS RIGHT HERE and while some of this ping-ponging craziness is my NSALE normal....there's been some sort of fundamental shift. Here's what I think: Over the years many of us have come to view the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as the only place we needed to shop for our entire Fall wardrobe.  I'd stock up on basics like Fall boots (remember when Frye boots dominated the sale??) and jeans and cozy cashmere sweaters and a great, everyday coat. Investment basics.  We'd use the NSALE to invest in better basics. This year's sale, however, strikes me as being really trend driven.  I was woefully disappointed in their cashmere sweater selection...but then found myself drooling over plaid blazers - something I'd use to perk up my existing cashmere basics. Instead of investment-worthy leather jackets in classic black...this sale had some unexpectedly fresh hues, from brands with a slightly lower price point.  These would be the pieces that a girl like me - one who already knows how much she loves wearing leather jackets - can snap up (somewhat affordably) to change up my look. The same is true for boots and shoes - if you are looking for a statement shoe in animal print, there are a ton of really fresh options (cold and warm-blooded).  Classic black boots? There's a few.  But the focus, this year, seems to be on wardrobe upgrades.  The pieces we mix into our already much-loved basics. That said...the online selection of jeans is really good, perhaps even the best I've ever seen from the sale.

Top Picks From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

We're currently in the process of updating for 2019...it'll be a bit rocky until we're done...

The Best Shoes & Boots In The Sale

The Best Boots For Everyday

The Best Heeled Booties

The Best Tall Boots

The Best Waterproof Boots

The Best High Heels

The Best Flat Shoes & Sandals

The Shoes I Wouldn't Buy

These are the shoes and boots, based on try-ons, that I wouldn't buy for one reason or another.  Either they were uncomfortable, or had a strange fit - something major.  This is NOT a round-up of style I didn't like.  To each their own, right?

coming soon....

The Best Dresses In The Sale

The Best Bags In The Sale

I was thrilled to see a couple of really solid Clare V. bags in the catalog.  And I'll never turn down a slouchy Minkoff cross-body.

The Best Sweaters In The Sale

100% Cashmere Sweaters

Sweaters Under $50

coming soon....

More Pullover Sweaters

Cardigan Sweaters

The Best Tops In The Sale

Easy, Everyday Tops

Patterned Tops

Going Out Tops

T-Shirts

The Best Jackets In The Sale

Shearling & Faux Fur

Leather Jackets

Wool Coats

Rain Jackets & Winter Coats

Our Favorite Blazers

The Best Jeans

The Best Bottoms

The Best Sweatshirts In The Sale

 

The Best Accessories In The Sale

Jewelry

 

Sunglasses, Scarves and Watches

 

The Best Workout Gear In The Sale

 

The Best of Intimates, Lounge & Swim In The Sale

 

Top Picks From The 2019 Nordstrom Sale Catalog

I suspect that most of this info is no longer useful...but in case you are looking for an old link....here are our original catalog picks. If the catalog selection is any indication...it's going to be a fun year for footwear. I chose a few pairs for everyday (cute sneaks, UGGS), a few for date night (hello, snake print), and one for all. the. freaking. time.
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ONE: Jessica Simpson Over-the-Knee Snakeprint Boots - I relied on tall, snakeskin boots for my holiday outfits last year and they were SO. MUCH. FUN.  This will be outfit-making, for sure.

TWO: Dolce Vita Leopard/Tiger Print Boots - A walkable heel, and a seriously fun print.  Dolce Vita always nails the trendy-but-practical boot.

THREE: Ugg Slipper Shoes - I can't be the only one who has high, high hopes for these shoes/boots/slippers/whatever.

FOUR: Adidas Sneakers - We love a little metallic detail on a sneaker and the black/gold/gray mix is perfect.

FIVE: Topshop Snakeprint Boots - These boots also come in black or red...but I'm partial to the snake.  My mom bought these a few years ago, and I was surprised by both the quality and comfort (despite the high heel).

I KNOW there are going to be more dresses to choose from once the sale starts...but they'll hard-pressed to be better than these.  I'm excited.
For the ultimate info on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access, Catalog Picks & #DressingRoomSelfies, follow The Mom Edit. All you need — right here.

ONE: Sam Edelman Dress - this is the kind of dress I always envision myself wearing in the Fall.  It's so nonchalantly French-girl.  Especially with sneakers and a leather jacket.

TWO: Topshop Dress w/ Tie Belt  - I'm obsessed with the color and soft ribbed knit.  The tie belt gives this dress a cool 70's vibe.

THREE: BP Leopard Slip Dress  - this is the type of dress that will be so insanely easy to dress up and down.  Throw it over a black turtleneck and sock booties in the fall...or wear it now with sneakers.

This is one area where the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale usually shines...but it's often hard to tell the good ones unless you try them on.  Which I'll be doing, of course, but until then.....let's just swoon over these cute little numbers.

For the ultimate info on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access, Catalog Picks & #DressingRoomSelfies, follow The Mom Edit. All you need — right here. ONE: Allsaints Sweater - Underneath that bright yellow coat peeks a cozy, blush pink sweater.  SWOON.

TWO: Tibi Cardigan - there's nothing Grandpa about this one.  The low v-neckline, the sleeve detail - SO good.

THREE: Nordstrom Signature Sweater - I'm hoping that this one is cashmere.  If so...Nordstrom Signature brand has made some of the best cashmere sweaters I've ever owned.

FOUR: Vince Sweater - Obsessed with the gorgeous blue color and cropped shape.

FIVE: Vince Sweater - the texture on this one is gorgeous - almost like a fisherman sweater.  Also in olive green.

The catalog was more about jackets and sweaters...but we spied a few tops were considering, too. For the ultimate info on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access, Catalog Picks & #DressingRoomSelfies, follow The Mom Edit. All you need — right here.

ONE: Halogen Cami - cheap and easy - camis are a permanant staple in my wardrobe (I'm always surprised by how often I wear them).

TWO: Alo Pullover - this cute sweatshirt will likely go fast just because unassumingly perfect.

THREE: Halogen Layering Turtleneck - I'm always on the hunt for the best layering turtleneck.  I love the ruched neck detail - have high hopes for this one.

This is one of the categories where the catalog selection really shone.  Narrowing it down is going to be really, REALLY hard.

For the ultimate info on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access, Catalog Picks & #DressingRoomSelfies, follow The Mom Edit. All you need — right here. ONE: Halogen Plaid Blazer - I'm picturing this in early Fall, with a white tee and jeans.  It's the kind of plaid that would look amazing with snake print boots.

TWO: L'agence Blazer - I'd wear this with really dark-wash jeans, tan boots, and a leopard-print scarf.  OR...go the other way and do distressed, light-wash jeans and some lighter bootie....like SNAKE.

THREE: Levi's Plaid Coat - the picture got cut off...this coat is actually 3/4 length.  It's basically a seriously cool winter coat upgrade.

FOUR: Halogen Plaid Coat  - I have such very high hopes for this one.  I'd wear it just like this - buttoned-up over cropped straight leg jeans with boots.

FIVE: Kenneth Cole Teddy Bear Coat - like the Vince teddy-bear coat from last year's sale but with peacoat styling.  Easiest (and comfiest) way to elevate any outfit, from denim to dresses.

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ONE: AG Farrahs - these are basically AG 'the legging' jeans, but with a more modern high-rise.  These also happen to be the skinnies I wear the most often.

TWO: L'agence Highrise - I'm obsessed with this brand - they do amazing things for the rear view.  And the waistband is always placed just-right for high-rise denim.

THREE: Good American Flare - I love how Good American's high-rise is so unapologetically high.  And this brand typically churns out jeans that are really soft, and especially flattering on curves.

That's it for now! We'll update this page as the sale goes on, adding finds as we discover them. If you guys come across anything great, PLEASE let us know! (And send in pics - always so helpful). It's like Nordstrom read my mind and endeavored to find the exact pants I've been searching for. For the ultimate info on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access, Catalog Picks & #DressingRoomSelfies, follow The Mom Edit. All you need — right here.

ONE: Vince Black Trousers - good grief.  THESE are the black trousers I've been looking for.  For YEARS.

TWO: Something Navy Camel Pants - Fingers crossed on these.  I've been drooling over various light camel pants...but most of the pairs I've coveted have been in the $600-$1200 range.  There's something about this color that can look so luxe, so let's hope these are as good as I'd like them to be.

THREE: Leith Plaid Pants - these cropped, nerdy plaid pants are especially cute with the matching cami.

For the ultimate info on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access, Catalog Picks & #DressingRoomSelfies, follow The Mom Edit. All you need — right here. ONE: Bone Levy Diamond Bracelet - this baby is CRAZY expensive.  But it's also crazy-gorgeous and would make one hell of a Christmas gift.  *cough*Mike*cough*

TWO: Treasure and Bond Leopard Belt - I do not yet know how I would wear this thing.  But I keep coming back to look at it.  Totally intrigued.

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ONE: Alo High-waist Leggings - Alo makes pretty fantastic leggings, and the moto version is pretty beloved around here.  And while this color is, admittedly, harder to wear...I'll bet these sell out pretty quickly.

TWO: Alo Pullover - this is nothing exciting, but it's one of my current top picks.  Just easy and cute (and will be so cute with light-wash jeans and snake print boots).

THREE: Nike Sweatpants - Linz and I are always looking for not-tight workout gear (we get SO freaking sick of leggings), and these sweats might be cute enough for gym-to-errands?  IDK.  WE WILL SEE.

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ONE: UGG Scuffette Slippers - truth be told, I just want these in boring tan.  But these ARE one of my all-time favorite purchases (I have a pair) and they make the best-ever gifts.

TWO: Nordstrom Navy PJ Set - everyone who has ever tried this cute little set LOVES it.

THREE: Nordstrom Organic White Towels - I have ruined every towel in the house by leaving them in the washing machine overnight....once a week for three years.  We need a new set, and this one is organic and on sale.

Happy shopping! xo, S