Okay, guys…get ready…I’m going full out “Shana Style” and basically writing a dissertation on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I am not one to shy away from monster posts detailing ALLLLLLL the options, but I did not anticipate this one. Nordstrom had been a little quiet about this year’s sale…it was postponed (but they ended up giving us this awesome preview period), we didn’t know what the selection would be like (but they ended up having a great selection of AllSaints sweaters and EILEEN FISHER shoes), and we didn’t know if our fav brands would be included (but there are fabulous selections from Clare V, FRAME, and Vince). POW! The sale is GOOD! SUPER good! For my tastes, even better than last year good!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview: Linzi’s Wish List

Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Preview went live 9:30 EST on Friday, I have been scouring every single page of their site looking for the absolute best pieces, the absolute best deals, and selecting the pieces I would ACTUALLY be excited to wear. I focused primarily on some medium to higher-end brands that are a total treat to find on super sale, but included a whole section on budget-friendly picks as well. I know many of us are not needing a lot of fancy clothes right now, so I pretty much skipped fancy dresses and anything with heels, but did include my top picks for Zoom-Worthy Tops, Comfy Bottoms, and Work-From-Home Shoes, and for those of you going to the office, my fav Back-To-Work Pieces.

You can click on the buttons in the Table of Contents below, which will take you directly to your area of interest. Yay! Or sit down, relax, and give this post a good-old-scroll.

Linzi’s Shopping Guide: Table Of Contents

So, if your personal style and comfort requirements vibe with mine, feel free to bookmark this post and come back when you’re ready to shop. There are SO many good pieces, so we’re hoping our curated picks save you some time…or at least provide a bit of shopping distraction entertainment. This one has been a ton of fun to put together!


1. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020:
Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Using picks from fav brands Eileen Fisher, Aquatalia, AllSaints, and more.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 preview means we can kinda #addtocart now. Linzi's guide to EILEEN FISHER, FRAME & AllSaints faves inside.

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1 | FRAME Striped Sweater: One of my fav finds of the sale. So cute. Forever!

2 | Madewell Tie-Wrap Sweater: **Plus Sizing Available** I’m a total sucker for interesting black cardigans. They DO get a ton of use in my wardrobe, and this one looks GOOD.

3 | AllSaints Drop Shoulder Sweater: I splurged on my first AllSaints sweater this winter and have no regrets. Beautiful quality. Throw it over workout leggings or denim and call it a day.

4 | Madewell Cali Demi Jeans: **Plus Sizing Available** One of my favorite denim styles. AND with a button fly. YES!

5 | Madewell Windowpane Scarf: Versatile fall coloring and an easy print to pattern mix. Win win.

6 | Treasure & Bond Crescent Bag: Interesting shape, can be carried multiple ways, and comes in black too.

7 | Clare V Midi Leopard Print Bag: The contrasting strap, the interesting colorway, the shape, the vibe…it’s all wonderful. The bigger version is fabulous too.

8 | Good American Black Stretch-Denim: **Plus Sizing Available** Good American denim fits GREAT if you have hips and a booty. And I’m liking the detailing on these.

9 | P448 Sneakers: I’m not usually a fancy sneaker gal, but these I think are going to be the exception. So cool, and amazing color options.

10| Aquatalia Weatherproof Booties: Aquatalia has a total cult following for lifetime weatherproof boots. And these are super chic in all 3 colors.

11 | EILEEN FISHER Stretch Knit Booties: **Sustainable** On-trend tan detailing (comes in black too), made using recycled water bottles, and EILEEN FISHER’s comfy wedge heel. I’m sold.

12 | Free People Paisley Top: My Free People patterned top from last year’s sale was one of my most-worn pieces. A fun addition to the wardrobe for sure.

13| AllSaints Oversized Sweater: I had a difficult time trying to decide whether to feature the black or toffee brown. I am predicting they will both be equally stunning in person.

14 | Destroyed Wash Dip-Dye Tee: Easy-to-wear tee that looks comfy enough for everyday wear, but just unique enough for an elevated look as well.

15 | Barefoot Dreams Cardi: Perfect for doubling as cute cardigan AND house robe. Everything from Barefoot Dreams is ridiculously soft.

16 | Herschel Colorblock Backpack: Such a stylish, but still easy-going, pack. And budget-friendly too!

17 | Zella Joggers: **Plus Sizing Available** Total steal for good soft comfy joggers.

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2. The 8 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pieces I’m Afraid Will Sell Out

Shop your pieces from Zella, Vince, and EILEEN FISHER first! 

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3. My Top 4 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: By Category

Keeeeeeeeep scrolling…sweaters, denim, bags, boots, and much much more…I’ve got it all covered! 

Everyday Denim

Chic, Fitted Sweaters

Slouchy Oversized Sweaters

Easy Cardigans

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Zoom-Worthy Tops

Comfy Work-From-Home Bottoms

Cozy Tops For Home

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Back-To-Work Basics

Back-To-Work Pants & Skirts

Lightweight Jackets

Warmer Coats

Cool Gal Moto Jackets

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Workout Motivation: Athletic Wear

Underneath It All: Intimates

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Actually Comfortable Sandals

Sneakers That Feel Fresh

Chic Walkable Boots

Work-From-Home Shoes & Slippers

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Bags That Carry All The Stuff

Bags That Carry The Essentials

A Little Bling

Scarves & Sunnies

Pretty Pretty Makeup

For The Beauty Cabinet

Gifts

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4. My Top 4 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: By Brand

Selections from EILEEN FISHER, AllSaints, Frame, Zella, Madewell, and Free People.

EILEEN FISHER

AllSaints

FRAME

Zella

Madewell

Free People

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5. My Top 4 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Budget-Friendly

Budget-friendly picks from Madewell, Gentle Souls, Born, North Face, and more.

Denim Under $100 (Many Under $50!)

Comfy Shoes Under $100

Tops Under $50

Outerwear Under $100

Cuties Under $25

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Phew!!!!! And that’s the end! Please shout out in the comments if there are any items you REALLY want us try in person. This year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is definitely going to be different. As many of you know, we usually do crazy marathon sessions of dressing room selfies in store. I will do my best to get you some selfies as soon as I can, despite my decision to not go in store. Thanks for your understanding and patience, and please remember to bookmark this page to use on your shopping day!

-Linzi

6 COMMENTS

    • Oh my gosh, Nicole. Thank you so much. I really appreciate the comment. We know the sale can be overwhelming, so I hope this was helpful for anyone who likes the same types of things as I do. 🙂

  1. Thank you for the post! Can you share your recommendation sizing for the AllSaints Drop Shoulder Sweater – debating between XS and Small. Which size would you get?

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