Want to know what’s on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wish list? Yep! That’s what I thought! Today, I’m going to share it with you!
For whatever reason, I didn’t do a lot of my shopping at Nordstrom this year! That means, this year I’m in the “Influencer” tier of the Nordy Club (How appropriate, right?). So I don’t get to start shopping the Nordstrom Sale until today! But that hasn’t stopped me from adding things left and right to my wish list. Usually, by the time it gets to my tier, many items on my wish list are sold out. Let’s be honest; this makes Bob really happy! 😂
I’m always honest with you guys, and there’s no reason not to be now! The first few years I shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I didn’t know what I was doing! (I talked about what happened in THIS post.) I ended up spending too much, not being happy with what I bought and feeling like I gave in to the hype and pressure. It may sound kind of melodramatic 😂, but truly, I was kind of disappointed in myself. 😞
So I resolved to do it differently, both personally and professionally. Personally, I purposely try not to buy into the hype. I try to remember that I am currently smack dab in the middle of my favorite season of the year! Emotionally and spiritually, I really work on being content with what I have. (Phil. 4:12)
Professionally, I make plans to cover the Nordstrom Sale (because I know you want me to) in a different and hopefully unique way, bringing you posts that truly have helpful content, like calling out the upcoming Fall Trends we spotted in the sale, or giving you insight into your own kids. (Look for a post I did with my assistant Natalie about how Gen Z thinks and shops, along with her Gen Z picks from the sale.) Coming up, we’ve also got a Splurge & Save post, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale version! That’s right! We found lookalikes that are even better deals than the “Splurge” pieces from the Nordstrom Sale! (Also, since so much tends to sell out, hopefully, this post will give you some great alternatives!)
As always, click any pink text link or image (including the collage above and the boutique below) for more information.
My Sizing & Height for Reference
I often get asked my height and normal size. I get that it’s tough to tell accurately in photos and even videos sometimes! I normally wear a size 00/0 or XXS/XS (read that: flat-chested 😁), a 2 in pants or skirts, and a 26 in denim. If I say something is “TTS,” that means “true-to-size” and means that I ordered my usual size. As for height, I’m 5’5″. The biggest challenge I have with sizing is that, at 5’5″, I’m not technically a petite. (In fashion, petites are considered 5’3″ and under.) To accommodate a small bust, sometimes the smaller sizes are also short-waisted or have shorter sleeve lengths.
My Wish List
Today, I’m sharing what’s on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wish list. When I start shopping, I’ll head straight to my wish list, see what’s still available, and go from there. Just because it’s on my wish list doesn’t mean I’ll buy it, and certainly doesn’t mean I’ll keep it! For me, free shipping and free returns make Nordstrom a great place to shop!
My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List: Shoes
I don’t usually find Steve Madden’s shoes and boots terribly comfortable, but I did fall for one of the styles he came out with for the sale. I’ll probably order and then see what I think when they come! The booties I’m really hoping work for me are these Vince Camuto booties in Tortilla Suede. I also need some new black booties, so I’m ordering them in black as well. We’ll see!
One of my favorite good-for-midlife-feet brands is Sam Edelman. I’m ordering a pair of gorgeous tall camel boots he has in the sale. I also fell hard for the Sam Edelman pink Poppy sneakers in the sale. (It’s sad to be so predictable! 😂 I see y’all rolling your eyes!)
I’m also going to order some lug-soled booties! I pretty much ignored the style last year to see if it would go away but, it didn’t, so I feel like I need to try it! 🤣Another lug-soled pair I’m ordering has pearl embellishments! I’m a sucker for the fashion juxtaposition of a very rugged look combined with feminine detailing. I think it makes a piece so much more interesting!
My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List: Trends
Besides the trendy lug-soled boot trend I’m going to try, I’m going to try the plaid shacket (shirt/jacket) trend with this pink plaid shacket (Suzy has to ease her way into these new trends, people! 😂). I’m also going to order this autumnal plaid version, because I think I love the way it just screams fall!
Another trend I’m going to try is the mom jean. (Mom jeans are usually light in color, high-waisted, straight-leg, and wide cut at the hips and crotch.) I found this pair of slightly distressed Levi’s in the sale, so I’m going to give them a try! I like that they’re cropped, because I think they’ll be so cute with booties for fall.
I noticed that there was a lot of leather and faux leather in the sale this year, and when I spotted this ruffle trim faux leather shirt, I just had to add it to my list! Then I stumbled upon these Spanx faux leather joggers, well, YES!
BTW, if you don’t own Spanx faux leather leggings and you’ve had your eye on them for a while, this is the time to go for it. The prices won’t be this low anywhere until next year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I recommend ordering a size up.
My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List: Nsale Standards
Anything shearling is always huge in the Nordstrom sale, and I’ve been wary of it. I mean, what midlife woman wants to add the bulk of shearling anywhere on her body? 😂 But when I saw this faux shearling bomber jacket with faux leather trim, I decided to try it! I think it would work with a pair of skinny jeans. (BTW, lest you think it’s time to retire your skinnies, know that they are still very present in the sale! I’m ordering this cute Good American crop pair in dark denim.)
My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List: Splurges
I always put a couple of splurges on my list. Sometimes I get them, and sometimes I don’t! Let me just say that it’s very convenient to have an August birthday since the Nordy sale happens in July! 🥳 This year, I’ve got this gorgeous sage green leather biker jacket on my wish list.
I also always put a couple of Bony Levy pieces on my list. I love her delicate, feminine jewelry! It can be hard to justify since these days I’m finding such exceptional lookalikes right on Amazon! (See HERE and HERE.) Still, a girl can try! This year, I’m loving these Bony Levy Diamond Frontal Stud Earrings and this stunning Halo Diamond Square Pendant.
My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List: Beauty
I’ve always found the Nordstrom Sale to be a great time to stock up on discounted bundle packs of products I already love and use anyway! There are three I’ll be adding to my cart this year.
- Supergoop’s Antioxidant PLAY SPF 50 Body Mist – This is our favorite spray sunscreen. This is my favorite clean beauty spray-on sunscreen! It’s light, refreshing, and water-resistant. You can spray it from any angle, and it even works on wet skin! This three-pack would be $63 at the regular price, but in the sale it’s only $42!
- Laura Mercier’s Eyeshadow Sticks – These are my go-to eye shadow sticks. They don’t crease and they’re quick to apply and easy to blend! Normally these are $29 each, but this set is just $58 for three!
- Veil Mineral Prime & Set Trio – I’ve tried ALL the primers – but when I have to be on camera, this is the one I use. My makeup artist friend turned me on to it, and I’ve never looked back! Sometimes my SPF can give me a white cast in photos or videos, but not if I’m wearing this on top. These three products would typically be $122, but in the sale they’re $92. (One of my other fave things about it is that the smaller, travel size in this set has a screw-on top, so you can easily refill it!)
You can check out everything on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wish list in the boutique below. Click through on anything if you want details, pricing, other color options, etc. What do you have your eye on in the Nordstrom Sale? It’s easy to miss things, so let me know in the comments if you think there’s something I need to add to my list, okay?