Updated: Jul 17
What do I plan to buy during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Updated below on what I actually was able to buy on Fri 7/16!
Below you will find all the items on my wish list for fall 2021. Some included I already have and when I saw them on Sale I knew they were a great pick.
I don't plan to buy everything on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist, so please don't come for me; we all have personal budgets and reasons for why we buy what we buy.
Below are the items that jumped out to me for women during the current sale preview. I have early access on July 16th to shop because of my Nordstrom status. On that day I will make my final decisions and once everything arrives I will do a Live try-on session on Youtube.
A few items below are very similar, like bags and shoes. I included duplicates in the event an item sells out as this tends to happen.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates
July 12: Early Access for cardmembers with Icon status.
July 14: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
July 16: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
July 28: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.
What are the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access tiers? Early Access is a special perk reserved for Nordstrom card members. Your Nordy Club level is based on yearly spend amounts, though all card members automatically start at Influencer status. Only Nordstrom cardmembers can access and shop the sale early.
I have an original Nordstrom Card from ages ago when they allowed linking to your bank account, essentially using your debit card and amassing points without any fees. This option is no longer available and every year I'm afraid they will cancel my special card. Because of my old school card and my "Influencer" status, I get to shop on July 16th.
I've bolded the items under each photo that are my most wanted items. I have many of these sunglasses and bags which is why I included them in the mix.
FALL IS HERE -Add Warmer Tones-
The paisley dress for me embodies fall. I love the colors, length, and that it has a mock neck. This will look great with boots, tights, and flats.
These high waist jeans with a tie also have a super cute pocket detail.
The '70s have returned in this great faux leather long jacket, that will most likely become my favorite layering piece.
I really need a new pair of flat boots, and these booties seem to be perfect.
I NEED COLOR -🌈 -
Mock necks have always been one of my favorite types of collars.
This light grey textured sweater will be great with jeans.
The white blouse has a cute balloon sleeve which is nice for covering arms and helping transition from summer to fall.
Mustard is one of my all-time favorite colors to wear and buy. This mustard dress is no exception and looks like it will flatter most figures plus it has a nice length.
I've never purchased white boots before, and I'm not sure if they are my thing but I thought I would test this bootie out and see if I am a white bootie kind of girl, TBD.
DENIM & SUEDE -Nuetrals-
I love being able to dress up any outfit in an instant. The Veronica Beard blazer will allow me to do just that with its beautiful tailoring and effortlessly chic look.
For me it is the one investment piece I will wear year after year and the Nordstrom sale makes it that much easier for me to purchase. I have dreamed of owning a VB blazer for a long time, along with its coordinating zip-in dickie I get more layering options plus the dickie dresses down this blazer which could be considered a more stuffy piece.
I think it's not only fun when designers mix mediums in a dress, but it's also a quick and easy way to look put together and interesting with a single piece. The camel dress is a sweater top, which is very forgiving in the chest and arm area since it's a knit. Below it has a woven flowy skirt to benefit those who may have wider hips and it has a midi length if you don't like showing your legs.
Because I work on Youtube filming my face nearly every day, having cool earrings is now something I shop for in particular. This earring set is actually 2 pairs, the organic pattern crystal set, and the bow set. I wanted the bow earrings and the extra "ice" was just a bonus.
I realize a bodycon sheath dress is not everyone's favorite silhouette as it can show more than we may feel comfortable sharing. First, it's important with these dresses to have good undergarments. Spanx can do wonders! Even though I am on the thinner side, I will use Spanx under a dress like this to ensure I feel "tight and right!" The last thing I want to do is be introduced to a roll on my body publicly:)
I cleaned out my closet this past spring. I purged many of my old tall boots with the plan to purchase new tall boots this fall. I'm excited to try these boots because they are flat, look comfortable, and this color will work great with the other items I'm purchasing.
When it comes to finding something in your closet in a pinch I feel it's necessary to have staple neutrals that you can always grab and count on all year round.
GO TO DRESSES -Jewel Tones-
Throughout the year, dresses are a core part of my wardrobe.
I like to find ways of injecting feminity into my week no matter the season (not just on Sundays).
There's something about jewel tones in fall that make dresses even more wearable. The ability to layer dresses, with tights, boots, and cardigans can keep you warm as the cool crisp mornings of fall approach. Plus the color and texture of layering look so lovely, especially when you add some jewelry on top.
Give me boots and a dress any time of the year but especially in the fall.
The floral dress is perfect for all seasons and the cut will be flattering on any figure.
TEXTURE -With Black-
When fall pieces can easily transition into winter pieces this gives you more wear time and makes the cost per wear even more affordable. Thinking of ways to use pieces throughout the year helps me decide on which items to add to my wardrobe.
Besides not wanting to overspend, I also think about space in my closet. Many of us can relate to not having enough closet space as it's the most coveted square footage in our homes. Because of limited space, I only want items in my closet I am wearing, loving, and truly using.
Ask yourself, "How can I use this during other seasons and how can I use this with items I already own?"
As the mercury continues to drop, the above pieces will transition perfectly from the fall to winter months. It's another good reason to take advantage of the sale because you always need a fail-safe outfit for fun parties and gatherings.
Faux leather skinnies are a fall & winter staple and this year I'm going to add a little color to mine.
The Good American coated skinnies are perfect for festive looks. Dress them down with a white t-shirt and some knitted layers or dress them up by pairing them with a silk blouse and the faux feather vest... so much versatility. They are both undeniably a must-have for my easy dress-up / dress-down lifestyle.
As soon as I saw this faux leather dress I wanted to try it on and see if this could be one of those cool pieces I have for decades.
The raw shirt hem of this dress helps its cool factor because this is a finish used commonly with real leather not faux as the edge is raw.
I'm curious to see how it looks in person.