Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: My “Try ons” and Opinions

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and honestly this year, I felt like I went into it with a few specific things on my mind: dresses and basics (like cardigans/camis). It finally goes public tomorrow super late (midnight PST to be exact!) so I thought I would take a little time to share my try ons with you from the sale along with fit, sizing, and styling ideas.

If you’re seeing things you like, here’s an “#NSale tip” – ask for gift cards for Christmas/birthdays and save them for the sale. I saved mine to shop with, and used a few notes I had saved this year, which helped me splurge on some things. Here’s an update on what I thought from my previous sale post on the things I ordered.

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Peep Toe Booties or Pointy Toe Booties? Still trying to decide…. but probably the peep toe ones, or keep both?! They’re both so different.

I got this rust-red dress instead of the sweater and lace top (above). Really happy about the exchange!

My Try Ons and Opinions

Leith Melange Wrap Dress / Kristin Cavallari Booties

Okay… I didn’t know what I would think of this dress, but it came, and I LOVE IT. I like that the v-neck is pretty loose, so could easily be pinned to wear more closed if you wanted. The ruched detail is flattering, and it’s a faux-wrap dress, which makes it very simple to wear. I like it by itself with my pink wedges and pink statement earrings, and can’t wait for fall/winter to wear it with jackets and booties.

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Outfit Details:

|  Gray Leith Melange Wrap Dress – $37.90 on sale/$56 after sale (I am in a Small)  |

|  Pink wedges – c/o Fashion Junkee (Run TTS) Use code XOJULES for 20% off  |

|  Pink Statement Earrings   |

|  Lash Split Shaft Kristin Cavallari Booties – $99.90 on sale/$159.95 after sale (Run TTS)  |

|  Similar Denim Jacket  |

Convertible Fleece Wrap Cardigan / Leith Melange Wrap Dress / Kristin Cavallari Booties

This wrap is such a statement! I wasn’t sure if I would like the high low hem, but it so fun and unique! I got it in the “pink smoke” color, but there are quite a few to choose from. The only thing I would say about it negatively is that the snaps seem a bit fragile in the thin fabric if you want to wear it in the wrap style. So, take care unsnapping it as I could see carelessness could cause future holes.

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Outfit Details:

|  Convertible Fleece Wrap Cardigan – $45.90 on sale/$68 after sale (I am in a XS)  |

Gray Leith Melange Wrap Dress – $37.90 on sale/$56 after sale (I am in a Small)   |

|  Lash Split Shaft Kristin Cavallari Booties – $99.90 on sale/$159.95 after sale (Run TTS)  |

|  White Pants  (run small)|

|  Leopard Slides c/o Fashion Junkee  (Got my normal size, but could size down half size) Use code XOJULES for 20% off  |

|  White Cami  |

|  Blue Jeans (Run TTS)  |

Ruched Ribbed Body-Con Dress / Kristin Cavallari Booties / Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

I actually went in Nordstrom to return the things mentioned above that I decided against, and saw this dress. I was drawn to the color because I don’t really have much red in my closet. I tried on the small, which fit like a true, tight body-con dress. When I put on the medium, I liked the looser and longer fit, and felt it was much more flattering on my body. I’ll be able to wear it to work with a long cardigan or duster to cover my behind, and definitely on the weekends by itself or dressed up (shown below).

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Outfit Details:

|  BP Ruched Ribbed Body-Con Dress – $31.90 on sale/$69 after sale (I got a M/Runs small)  |

|  Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater – $45.90 on sale/$69 after sale  (I got an XS/Runs big)  |

|  Lash Split Shaft Kristin Cavallari Booties – $99.90 on sale/$159.95 after sale (Run TTS)  |

|  Cut-out Flats   (Get 20% off with code XOJULES)  |

|  Similar Denim Jacket  |

Leith Melange Wrap Dress / Kristin Cavallari Booties / Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

When I shopped the sale two years ago, I picked up the popular Leith cocoon cardigan in a dark rust-orange color. I still enjoy pulling it out in the fall, and I see that they have it available in a similar color again this year. (I pulled my old one out for a photo to show you how cute it is over the wrap dress with booties.) This year I decided to get a more neutral color so it would go with more, and got it in tan.

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Outfit Details:

|  Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater – $45.90 on sale/$69 after sale  (I got an XS/Runs big)  |

Gray Leith Melange Wrap Dress – $37.90 on sale/$56 after sale (I am in a Small)   |

|  Lash Split Shaft Kristin Cavallari Booties – $99.90 on sale/$159.95 after sale (Run TTS)  |

Blue Jeans (Run TTS)  |

White Cami  |

My top teacher picks are probably the cardigans as they can go over sleeveless tops and dresses to transition them into fall and winter. Here are other things I tried on and liked, but passed for one reason or another. The faux leather leggings just weren’t worth it to me – I don’t wear leggings enough. The coat is wonderful, but ran HUGE. The lace top ran large and was more purple than I thought it would be, so returned. The sweater fit VERY cute, but I liked this dress I saw in the store more, so returned it. LOVED the jeans (run TTS), but they’re spendy.

So what do you think? I am so excited to repeat-wear these purchases by styling them different ways this fall and winter. Did you find anything? I’d love to hear what you got or liked!

Have a great coming weekend, and thanks for stopping by to read! XO



2 Comments on “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: My “Try ons” and Opinions”

  1. Thanks for the try-on session! I’m a teacher too and bought the same Leith cardigan in rust last year. (I think it was last year) Anyway mine is so pilled I donated it. Do you have that problem? Do you have to shave it? Thanks for any info!
    Liz

    1. Hi! Mine has pilled a little bit under the arms, and I do have a sweater shaver because a few of my sweaters do that. I have never dried it – always hang it flat to dry and wash it on cold on delicate, so maybe that has helped? The material of this year’s sweater isn’t as fuzzy, but I can imagine the same thing will probably happen. Hope that helps! Sweater shavers are a life-saver!

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