TODAY’S THE DAY!! Y’all I have a confession.. I couldn’t sleep last night bc I was wayyyyy too excited for this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Quick tip: check my Insta stories for live clips of me trying on my fave items!

I’m going to try and get y’all some better pics than just in the dressing room, but for now that’s all I got (part time blogger problems). ANYWHO y’all – this year I really took my shopping to a whole new level!!

I really wanted y’all to see how many amazing items there are and the reason I love Nordstrom sooo much is because it is QUALITY and if you don’t absolutely LOOOVEEE it, they will take it back!!

But I’m just praying and thanking the Lord for how blessed I am and also will be cutting my spending on clothes for the next few months because I don’t need no more (I mean I want more..but….).

Just a quick note = the LAST thing I want this blog to be is a place where you see me buying a bunch of clothes and not really have any reason or explanation. I am one of the most budgeted people I know, and I actually work hard and save money from my paychecks so that I can afford to shop sales like this one.

If you did not budget for this sale or simply don’t have a ton of cash to spend on clothes right now, please do not EVER feel like it is necessary to buy hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of stuff. This goes for other bloggers or influencers you follow as well. Also note that this sale is also great if you want to pick up a small handful of items while they are marked down.

I chose items that are flattering for women who have an hourglass figure – smaller up top, wider or rounder (or both) on the bottom. I hope you enjoy my selections and I want to know what you got as well, so please leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your wins!

Here are the items I snagged right away. I will post more updates as I come across new items but these were my absolute MUST-HAVES:

All Nordstrom Sale Picks (Scroll Right):


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigans:

If you want to pick just one, I recommend the Madewell Ryder Cardigan in Heather Blossom. It’s a dusty pink and is SO SOFT! I’m in love with it, I want to just sleep in it. The BP. Cocoon Cardigan is super light and really cute – perfect for Texas weather because we probably get 5 actually cold days in the winter. Other than that, light sweaters/cardigans are plenty of warmth through the cold season. You might also notice I LOVE anything that Leith comes out with.

Madewell Ryder Cardigan in Heather Blossom – Wearing size XS $64

BP. Cocoon Cardigan – Green Botanical – Wearing Size S $31

Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater – Tan Etherea Heather – Wearing Size Small $45


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Jeans/Shorts:

This sale is KNOWN for the jean mark downs. It’s really hard to find these brands go on sale, so now is the time to stock up on your favorites year-round! For more affordable options, I go with Articles of Society or Vigoss. For a splurge pair, I’ll do AG, DL1961 or FRAME Denim. I’m also a HUGE fan of any BlankNYC suede items – hence the skirt.

Articles of Society Heather Distressed Ankle Skinny Jeans Newark – Wearing size 27 $44

AG Prima Skinny Jeans 04 Years Celestial – Wearing Size 27 $143

Vigoss Marley Tulip Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans – Size 27 – $44

Shop Jeans:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses:

There are SO many dresses in this sale I had to cut myself off REAL quick because I would have gone nutzo in there. I only had one hour (my break) to grab as much as I could, so I found these 4 beautiful options that go really well on a woman with an hourglass figure. Anything form-fitting or “body con” is always so flattering if it’s the right material.

The BP. Ruched Ribbed Body-Con Dress was SO cute I got it in two colors and can’t WAIT to pair it with some booties (I’ll be posting about shoes tomorrow – stay tuned!). The other two dresses are so cute and perfect for work.

They have the perfect length where they hit above the knee – not too high, not too low. I struggle finding dresses due to length and all four of these options honestly were just perfect.

Leith Side Drape Dress – Size Small $45

ASTR the Label Wrap Front Dress – Size Small $52

BP. Ruched Ribbed Body-Con Dress – Red Rumba – Size Medium $31

BP. Ruched Ribbed Body-Con Dress – Grey – Size Medium $31

Shop Dresses:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tops & Sweaters:

Many ladies also shop this sale primarily for the sweaters. You can go real high end and get some cashmere, or you can keep it middle of the road and invest in some quality items that are still under $100. I found some of my favorite brands that I instantly latched onto: Chelsea28, Leith, WAYF & BP.

Leith Rib Wrap Sweater in Purple Moss – Wearing Size Small $39

WAYF Lace-Up Ruffle Cami in Green Bug – Wearing Size Small $38

BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee in White – Wearing Size Small $11

Chelsea28 Pearly Bead Detail Sweater in Grey – Wearing Size Small $59

Madison & Berkeley Surplice Tank in Ivory – Wearing Size Small $22

Hinge Stripe Ribbed Puff Sleeve Top – Wearing Size Small $25

Leith Sweater Tank in Beige – Wearing Size Small $29

Shop Tops & Sweaters:

 That’s all for today. I will continue to post updates and hopefully will get some more pics of these outfits styled with shoes + accessories etc…Let me know what questions ya’ll have!!