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My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul + Easy Outfit Ideas

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
I think I'm keeping everything I bought during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Yep, you read that right! I shopped for simple basics that I will actually wear on repeat, and I think I nailed the sizing thanks to Nordstrom's awesome reviewers.



First the awkward part where I mention my measurements for reference - I'm about 5'8" (although I think I'm shrinking due to bad posture) and weigh 142 at the time of posting this. I'm usually a small or medium in tops and 4-6 in pants and dresses.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Skinny Jeans

Just a super basic pair of skinny jeans in a go-with-everything dark wash. But the fit and feel is great! I was worried these would feel like shapewear but they don't. Comfy yet supportive and slimming.

Sizing: TTS, wearing size 6


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee

For just $11.90, these striped tees sold out fast. It's just a lightweight t-shirt, nothing special about it - including the quality - but the v-neck is flattering and who couldn't use another striped tee in her closet?! Also love this long-sleeve version.

Fit: TTS, wearing size Small (4-6)

Rebecca Minkoff Heart Drops Necklace

This adds just a touch of sparkle to everyday outfits! Baby-friendly, too (won't scratch them, not easy to grab and yank).


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Caslon Utility Jacket

LOVE. Another essential that will be replacing my current worn-out utility jacket. You can wear this as a shirt or a light jacket. Easy to nurse in.

Sizing: TTS, wearing size Medium for a slightly looser fit so I can layer


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
TOMS Ella Chelsea Boot

Wow these are so cute, cuter than in the picture! I love the pop of metallic blush pink on the sides. I'm worried about the suede but I'll just have to treat them with some protectant. I also love the "one for one" message behind the brand (they donate a pair of shoes to a child in need).

Sizing: TTS, wearing 9.5. I won't be able to wear thick socks with these.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

I fell in love with these last year and bought two more, the pink and the tan. I live in cardigans all fall and winter long. For the price, this was a no-brainer!

Sizing: TTS, wearing size Small


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Love how the pink looks with the taupe/grey boots.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

Again, had to get this cardigan in the tan. Just the best. I can never find good cardigans at places like Target, Forever 21, etc. And for a good one at TJMaxx or Marshalls, you'll pay $50+. So these Nordstrom ones are my absolute favorite.

Sizing: TTS, wearing size Small


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
BP. Brice Notched Bootie

Gosh these are cute. I love the color and heel height. Very comfy. I just wonder about the floppy part of suede around the ankle - it's not stiff and doesn't stand up. It's kind weird actually.

If that bothers you (and the more I think about it, maybe it bothers me too..) I'd recommend these ankle boots instead. They're not part of the sale but I got them last year and wore them all season long and still love them.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Shiraleah Ripley Scarf

I've got a small collection of plaid blanket scarves going (shhhh) so I needed to add this one for just $22. Love the colors. Soft and oversized. These double as blankets and nursing covers for the babes!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
BP. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan

I hope you grabbed one of these because the color is perfection! Last fall I wore my camel cardigan into the ground, I loved it so much. I'll keep looking for this color throughout the season but I tell ya it's impossible to find!

Sizing: TTS, wearing size Small


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee

Ok almost forgot about this white tee, which I will be returning. It's sheer and flimsy and says "hand wash cold lay flat." Wha?! I can do better elsewhere.

Sizing: TTS, wearing Small


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!
Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

I've never paid more than $20 for leggings, but I figured I could handle $36 to see what all the hype was about. These are great! Not sheer and very flattering yet comfortable. I wore these all day around the house and the waistband stayed put, no constant pulling up or sagging crotch. Some reviewers this year say the fabric is different but I wouldn't know. I'd recommend these! Dress up or down.

Sizing: TTS, wearing size Small


Now that I've come to the end of my recap, I'm considering returning the cognac ankle boot and the white tee. The rest of the items are great basics at excellent pricepoints so I know I'll get a lot of wear out of them all season long.

Prices go up August 6 so if you see something you like, shop the Nordstrom Sale today!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - budget buys and easy outfit ideas!

Fall Capsule wardrobe for stay-at-home moms, casual outfit ideas for fall + winter on a budget



Comments
I love this post! Thanks for sharing the outfits. And those boots with the pop of pink are gorgeous!
#1 Jessica (Homepage) on 2018-07-24 14:35 (Reply)
Thanks for the feedback, Jessica!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2018-07-24 19:51 (Reply)
Love your picks! They are even fine for FL weather. If I still lived in Motown, I would also pick the lavender wool wrap coat.
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#2 carla (Homepage) on 2018-07-24 16:14 (Reply)
Thanks Carla! That wrap coat is so pretty, I love the color.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2018-07-24 19:51 (Reply)
What amazing finds! All of those outfits are so perfectly put together!

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#3 Sarah Lillian (Homepage) on 2018-07-31 16:34 (Reply)
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