Last week I posted my top picks of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – the best of the best, the cream of the crop. However, many of you are curious what ended up in my own closet. I have to admit, I was curious too; as I was hastily shopping for myself between appointments and, with my busy shopping schedule and a weekend trip away, I have not had a chance until today to unpack my sale shopping bags.
As you review my finds, keep in mind that I have a “healthy-sized” wardrobe full of jeans and sweaters. Given that I dress pretty casually on a daily basis, I wasn’t in the market for any professional wear and I tried to keep my 50+ jean collection in mind when trying on the sale denim. Notice; however, that I didn’t apply the same principle when trying on shoes!
As stated in my previous post, these Joie suede peep-toe booties are such a sexy shoe. I’m planning on wearing mine with everything from cuffed jeans and a blazer for day, to a short dress or a long maxi skirt for dressing up. The only possible negative is that I will have to remember to pedicure my toes during the winter! Luckily, I also scored the NARS bright pink lip/nail collection – perfect for some color now and a pop of pink against all of the black and grey I find myself wearing when the weather becomes cooler.
This BCBGeneration quilted anorak is the perfect casual yet chic jacket – I plan on getting a lot of wear out of this both while out and about and while waiting on the sidelines at the playground. And, at $130 it doesn’t break the bank!
A true denim connoisseur, I tried to exercise restraint by only considering pairs unlike any that I already own (imagine that?!). These Hudson high-rise skinnies are so soft and almost fit like a legging. Although brown, I imagine them being very versatile – I plan on wearing mine as I would my standard grey jeans. Paired with black booties, they’re an edgy alternative to blue jeans yet not as bright as other colored denim. I tried them on with my new Aquatalia moto boots and paired them with this awesomely slouchy Leith tee and Halogen long cardigan – it’s just the look I’m going for. Truth-be-told, if it weren’t in the mid-80’s today, I probably would have kept this outfit on.
I am so excited to wear this Equipment Plaid Silk Shirt, a more refined take on the grunge look that has continued to be a huge trend. The shirt is long enough to wear with leggings, yet the silky material keeps it feminine and the silhouette is narrow. Also awesome with my new jeans and moto boots! Throw on my new Eileen Fischer Alpaca Vest over the top for a perfectly edgy yet feminine look.
I was really impressed by Nordstrom’s selection of handbags this year. I had difficulty narrowing down my selections but I have been eyeing variations of this Loeffler Randall clutch for sometime. In particular, I love the two-tone color with the mixed print and the snake-embossed texture. Plus, the boxy shape is unique among the other clutches in my collection. I also snapped up this See by Chloé hobo bag. The handle appears short in the photos; however, it is actually the perfect length for both shoulder wear and holding on your arm or in your hand. Act fast, these are sure to be gone soon!
Sweaters paired with skinnies and booties have been my go-to’s for easy fall dressing. While I tried not to buy too many (given my knit collection), I loved how the studded shoulders on this Halogen cashmere sweater made it feel unique. Paired with my new Rag & Bone Newbury booties, this is a simple yet elegant look that I can pull together in minutes. Now…about the booties. I snapped these up the first day of the sale (a charcoal color was available online, the brown I snagged in the store). While I can no longer find them on the Nordstrom site, it may be worth calling your local store or favorite sales person to search.
I have been wanting an update to my standard workout leggings and these Nike marbled print pants fit the bill. Likewise, I have been trying to branch out from my standard aviator glasses and actually tried on these MICHAEL by Michael Kors glasses prior to the sale. I love it when things work out that way!
I would love to learn what you have purchased, or are considering – please leave me a comment. Thanks for reading!