What I Actually Bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: 9 Full Looks

FRIENDS. I have done it. After a 3 am wake-up call, what felt scarily reminiscent of drunk-shopping, I made my list and checked it twice – then I made my way to the mall for doors-open to pick up my loot and try it all on. All for the sake of the blog. And you guys, my friends. Because friends don’t let friends shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale alone. I sold my soul so you don’t have to. YOU’RE WELCOME.

Now that I’m on Coffee #4 (no worries y’all, it’s decaf now because #baby), time to whip it all out there for ya.

Here’s what I actually bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, my thoughts on it all, + little try-on visuals so that you can see what pieces actually look like on a real human being. Note: I only have a portion of my order so far, since some stuff wasn’t available for in-store pickup (I shopped online at 3 am, picked up in store around 10 am, then blacked out and bought more stuff – ha).

Friendly reminder that I’m 4-ish months pregnant (!!!), so I’ll detail sizing accordingly so that you know what sizes I got + would recommend based on my usual sizing (compared to what might fit a bit differently thanks to le bumpitty bump).

OH AND before we begin…

  1. If you’re slowly dying inside about having to wait to hit buy, have no fear, the Nordstrom credit card is here. Grab one of those bad boys and you’ll be golden to go pronto.
  2. Stuff sells out FAST (clearly – so much has already gone. BOO). So, if you see something you lovelovelove, get it. If you even SORTA kinda lovelovelove it, get it. Nordy’s has a *fabulous* return policy, so you can literally return anything + everything you change your mind on, no questions asked, no hassle, no fee. #bless.
  3. Pray for me that I don’t lovelovelove every single thing I bought. Or pray for my husband.

SO. On a good day, I’m about 110 pounds, a size 2 in dresses, 2 or 26 in pants/jeans, and then Small or X-Small in tops/dresses.

Right now I’m about 130 pounds and…bigger than before. HA. (Say hello to my little bump making an appearance in some pics!) I’ve got the sizes that I’m wearing underneath each pic, so you can judge accordingly and see what you think will work best on yourself. And AS ALWAYS, pleasepleaseplease feel free to email me (erica@cominguprosestheblog.com) with ANY Q’s at all about the Sale, specific pieces, etc – I’m your gal! 🙂

If any items repeat themselves in a look, their info will still be noted, but it’ll be copy + pasted from the first mention. So you can scroll through to the pieces you like the most without worrying about missing important deets.

SO, let’s dive in. Everything I’ve bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 so far (sans the stuff coming in shipping), styled into 9 full looks for ya.

 

LOOK 1:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

OK OK I’m cheating a bit here since this dress is the ONLY piece in this whole post not a part of the sale, but it IS from Nordstrom, is one of the best dresses of all time, and I own it in 5 colors. No joke. Suuuuuper figure-flattering, comfy AF, AND works on bumps for any other preggers chicas in da house. 😉

Item: Leith Side Split Midi Cardigan

Price: $49.90, After sale $75

Sizing: XS (I’d recommend sizing down – they run big!)

Thoughts: Lovelovelove. I have Leith cardis from last year’s sale, too, so I figured they wouldn’t disappoint – and they usually sell out, so I snagged this one ASAP. It’s super soft, and I’m a big fan of the lavender color AND the pockets. Also comes in a pretty red!

 

Item: Sam Edelman Caprice Boots

Price: $149.90, After sale $224.95

Sizing: They run perfectly TTS!

Thoughts: Lovelovelove. They’re perfectly knee-high, and the heel isn’t too big – v comfortable to walk around in. These boots were made for walkin’… This Golden Caramel Suede color is selling out FAST already, so grab your size ASAP – also available in black + candy apple red.

 

LOOK 2:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: Topshop Long Open Front Cardigan

Price: $49.90, After sale $75

Sizing: I originally bought a 6 since Topshop sizing runs small (their 6 is supposed to be a 2-4), but it was HUUUUUUGE on me – so I exchanged for a 4 (which equates to a 0-2). TBH, I probably could’ve gone down even one more size and STILL have been alright. So def size down!

Thoughts: I CALLED IT – this is one that’s nearly sold out already after Day 1. 😉 But I’m guessing it’ll restock, so put it in your cart + look out for it if your size is currently sold out! It’s a *solid* chunky knit cardi. No complaints. Def something you want to just cozy up in with a latte + good book in hand.

 

Item: Socialite Tie-Waist T-Shirt Dress

Price: $31.90, After sale $49

Sizing: S – Runs TTS. Almost tried on XS in store, but they didn’t have it in stock – but after wearing it around more, I’m glad I stuck with S!

Thoughts: I’m such a sucker for a good t-shirt dress. Especially being pregnant this spring/summer, I think I bought 32 more than I needed. 😉 This is a piece that WAS in stock before and is now on sale price, probably because it’s so dang popular they’re bringing it back for the fall season! It’ll layer *so well* with your fave cardigans + boots, so definitely a good transitional piece. NOTE: There is a slit where the fabric in the front near the knot meets, which I didn’t realize initially – it can separate when you’re walking, so I’d recommend just putting a little safety pin there IF you’re someone who would feel at all self-conscious with that. No big!

 

Item: Halogen Violet Mule

Price: $64.90, After sale $99.95

Sizing: Runs perfectly TTS!

Thoughts: LOVELOVELOVE. SO much that I bought 3 colors because I couldn’t decide, figured I’d return whichever I didn’t like as much…and then now want to keep all 3 pairs. HA. The fit is so comfortable + flattering – they hug your foot nicely, so it’s a snug, easy wear for walking. They come up farther on your foot than some other mules, which just makes them all the more walkable. I bought in white, black, AND leopard print! (Justbecause duh 😉 ).

 

LOOK 3:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: Socialite Tie-Waist T-Shirt Dress

Price: $31.90, After sale $49

Sizing: S – Runs TTS. Almost tried on XS in store, but they didn’t have it in stock – but after wearing it around more, I’m glad I stuck with S!

Thoughts: I’m such a sucker for a good t-shirt dress. Especially being pregnant this spring/summer, I think I bought 32 more than I needed. 😉 This is a piece that WAS in stock before and is now on sale price, probably because it’s so dang popular they’re bringing it back for the fall season! It’ll layer *so well* with your fave cardigans + boots, so definitely a good transitional piece. NOTE: There is a slit where the fabric in the front near the knot meets, which I didn’t realize initially – it can separate when you’re walking, so I’d recommend just putting a little safety pin there IF you’re someone who would feel at all self-conscious with that. No big!

 

Item: Halogen Violet Mule

Price: $64.90, After sale $99.95

Sizing: Runs perfectly TTS!

Thoughts: LOVELOVELOVE. SO much that I bought 3 colors because I couldn’t decide, figured I’d return whichever I didn’t like as much…and then now want to keep all 3 pairs. HA. The fit is so comfortable + flattering – they hug your foot nicely, so it’s a snug, easy wear for walking. They come up farther on your foot than some other mules, which just makes them all the more walkable. I bought in white, black, AND leopard print! (Justbecause duh 😉 ).

 

LOOK 4:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: Socialite Henley Thermal Top

Price: $24.90, After sale $38

Sizing: I’ve seen a few bloggers saying it runs small, but I DISAGREE. I bought a S and thought it was TTS. If you’re bigger-chested, size up.

Thoughts: LOVELOVELOVE. So much so that I’m buying it in camo THE SECOND the camo comes back in stock (if it does). It’s the softest henley thermal I’ve ever worn ever. SO soft. Cute enough to dress up, but comfy enough to sleep in. AKA, MY KINDA TOP.

 

Item: Spanx Camo Faux Leather Leggings

Price: $72.90, After sale $110

Sizing: TTS or size down one – I wear a S

Thoughts: Yannno I’m a big fan of my Spanx. They suck errr’thaaaang in in all the right places + just feel *good*. I specifically lovelovelove my Spanx faux leather leggings since they can be worn out and really do make ya feel like a badass. Picked up the camo for some mixing + matching this fall – and I’m a fan. It’s a pretty subtle camo print, so I think they’ll pair nicely with solids on top.

 

LOOK 5:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: Lush Ribbed Body-Con Dress

Price: $29.90, After sale $45

Sizing: TTS – I got a small!

Thoughts: This might be my FAVE purchase so far – seriously! I picked it up on a last minute whim since I lovelovelove bodycon dresses that are a bit longer, so a really flattering fit that’s more comfy slash doesn’t right up (ain’t nobody got time for that). I’m SO GLAD I got it!!!! Y’all. The ribbing is so chic, the fit is so comfy + FLATTERING AF, and it goes down to right above your knees – so there’s NO issue of ride-up while you walk! Also works so cutely on my growing bump, so obvi I’m a fan. 😉

 

Item: Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Cardigan

Price: $45.90, After sale $69

Sizing: I sized down to an XS – I always size down one size in Leith!

Thoughts: Another perf cardi – lovelovelove! This is suuuuper similar to the Leith cardigan from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that sold out SO FAST – this one is just ribbed! And there are different color options than last year. Mine is the “pink adobe” shade!

 

Item: Vince Camuto Kentvi Booties

Price: $99.90, After sale $149.95

Sizing: Stay TTS!

Thoughts: Another winner – lovelovelove! Also suuuuper similar to a style from last year – the Karinta booties that went like hotcakes. I was at first confused but now kinda dig that they’re calling these “sandals” officially – speaks to how dang transitional + versatile they are! I plan on wearing towards the end of summer, straight into fall. They work SO well with everything from shorts to dresses to jeans, so they’re really a shoe you’ll get your money’s worth from! Also V COMFY.

 

LOOK 6:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: BP Mock Neck Colorblock Sweater

Price: $31.90, After sale $49

Sizing: Stayed TTS – I’m in a S

Thoughts: I’m impressed – originally got both colors thinking I’d return whichever I liked least, but turns out, I’m keeping both. WHOOPS. HA. This was a piece that caught me eye from the get go in the sale catalog – I just think the colorblocking is fun + different, and it looked cozy without being TOO warm.

 

Item: BP Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans

Price: $42.90, After sale $65

Sizing: TTS – I’m in a 26. They don’t zip fully now that I’m 4 months pregnant, but I expected that. HA. 😉

Thoughts: I’m IMPRESSED. V IMPRESSED. I added these to my cart after seeing someone say they “felt designer,” so I was intrigued – designer-esque denim for 42 bucks??? Sign me up! Sure enough, they don’t disappoint. They hug ya in all the right places, and I lovelovelove the wash for fall. The distressing is so slight and just on one knee really, so it’s not overwhelming at all. DEFINITELY recomend, especially if you’re on the hunt for good denim under $50 or under $100 – these are a no brainer!

 

Item: Sam Edelman Caprice Boots

Price: $149.90, After sale $224.95

Sizing: They run perfectly TTS!

Thoughts: Lovelovelove. They’re perfectly knee-high, and the heel isn’t too big – v comfortable to walk around in. These boots were made for walkin’… This Golden Caramel Suede color is selling out FAST already, so grab your size ASAP – also available in black + candy apple red.

 

LOOK 7:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: BP Mock Neck Colorblock Sweater

Price: $31.90, After sale $49

Sizing: Stayed TTS – I’m in a S

Thoughts: I’m impressed – originally got both colors thinking I’d return whichever I liked least, but turns out, I’m keeping both. WHOOPS. HA. This was a piece that caught me eye from the get go in the sale catalog – I just think the colorblocking is fun + different, and it looked cozy without being TOO warm.

 

Item: Halogen Violet Mule

Price: $64.90, After sale $99.95

Sizing: Runs perfectly TTS!

Thoughts: LOVELOVELOVE. SO much that I bought 3 colors because I couldn’t decide, figured I’d return whichever I didn’t like as much…and then now want to keep all 3 pairs. HA. The fit is so comfortable + flattering – they hug your foot nicely, so it’s a snug, easy wear for walking. They come up farther on your foot than some other mules, which just makes them all the more walkable. I bought in white, black, AND leopard print! (Justbecause duh 😉 ).

 

LOOK 8:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan

Price: $76.90, After Sale $116

Sizing: TTS – I’m wearing the XS/S size, and my mom bought that size for herself, too!

Thoughts: There was SO much hype around this sweater and this BRAND – everyone and their mom swears it’s this must-have, absolutely to-die-for, can’t-live-without-it item. So…I was curious. And now…I’m HOOKED. WOW. Guys. This is everything it’s hyped up to be and then some. It’s the softest dang thing. So much so that when my mom came over to help shoot all of this yesterday, she picked it up and goes “OH, did you buy me this? I want it.” We had to go right to the computer and buy her one, too, because she put it on and refused to take it off. 😉 SO worth every penny – and on sale, it’s insane. This WILL sell out, so grab one if you’re curious – and it makes a *fabulous* giftable while you’re at it, too!

 

Item: BP Lace Trim Satin Camisole

Price: $22.90, After sale $35

Sizing: TTS – I got a S!

Thoughts: Sooooo, this bad boy is already almost totally sold out, so I’m hoping it’s restocked soon, cos it’s a GOODY. Such a solid little lace cami! I was nervous it might be see-through or just flimsy quality, but I was wearing a BLACK bra when I tried it on in-store and I couldn’t see it. So…#winner. Great for layering, and great for a flirty little feminine date night option!

 

Item: BLANKNYC Suede Miniskirt

Price: $64.90, After sale $98

Sizing: Runs TTS – I’m normally a 26 to be comfortable in jeans/bottoms, but got 27 since I didn’t know how short it would be (slash to accommodate the bump, since I knew I wanted to still wear it this season/ASAP. And the 27 is PERF for me right now, so given all of my sizing info above…you do the math. 😉

Thoughts: I can 100% see why it was so popular last season. It’s cute, it’s comf, it’s a great, different option for fall styling beyond jeans. Works SO well with higher boots for a sexier, flirtier feel!

 

Item: Vince Camuto Kentvi Booties

Price: $99.90, After sale $149.95

Sizing: Stay TTS!

Thoughts: Another winner – lovelovelove! Also suuuuper similar to a style from last year – the Karinta booties that went like hotcakes. I was at first confused but now kinda dig that they’re calling these “sandals” officially – speaks to how dang transitional + versatile they are! I plan on wearing towards the end of summer, straight into fall. They work SO well with everything from shorts to dresses to jeans, so they’re really a shoe you’ll get your money’s worth from! Also V COMFY.

 

LOOK 9:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 has BEGUN! Come shop with Philadelphia style blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses, as she shares what she's picked up so far and 9 fully styled looks with NSale pieces! SHOP NOW before the best stuff sells out!

Item: BP Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan

Price: $31.90, After sale $49

Sizing: Size down one – I’m wearing an XS!

Thoughts: We saved the best look for last – I think this might be my personal fave combo! This sweater is a HIT – it will sell out. Currently available in 6 colors, so grab your fave! I bought a few BP cardigans last year and loveloveloved all season long (and still have/wear ’em!), so I knew they were gems – and I needed a new, lighter-weight black cardi! For 30 bucks, it’s a steal. Def recommend!

 

Item: Leith Henley Woven Shirt

Price: $45.90, After sale $69

Sizing: Size DOWN! Especially since it’s a bit looser/lower cut in the front. I got an XS and it’s juuuuust right.

Thoughts: I’m def impressed and so glad I bought it. It’s more than I’d typically spend on a random top, but I wanted/needed something in this sorta style that was layerable for fall without just being a flannel. It’s lighter weight, which I lovelovelove, and works for now OR later. Also SUCH a versatile pattern!

 

Item: BLANKNYC Suede Miniskirt

Price: $64.90, After sale $98

Sizing: Runs TTS – I’m normally a 26 to be comfortable in jeans/bottoms, but got 27 since I didn’t know how short it would be (slash to accommodate the bump, since I knew I wanted to still wear it this season/ASAP. And the 27 is PERF for me right now, so given all of my sizing info above…you do the math. 😉

Thoughts: I can 100% see why it was so popular last season. It’s cute, it’s comf, it’s a great, different option for fall styling beyond jeans. Works SO well with higher boots for a sexier, flirtier feel!

 

Item: Steve Madden Brinkley Over-the-knee Boot

Price: $86.90, After sale $129.95

Sizing: TTS!

Thoughts: I was excited about these since I reaaaaally liked last year’s Steve Madden OTK boots. These didn’t disappoint, either! They’re a higher heel + pointier toe than last year, which has a flirtier feel. And they’re def snug up the leg – PERF with dresses/skirts in transitioning seasons, cos they also don’t fall down at all. #BLESS I’m not sure how well they would fit over denim unless you were wearing super skinny jeans, but on bare legs or tights/leggings, they fit so well.

 

Everything I’ve picked up so far:

signature blog

Read previous post:
Come shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 with me!
The Top 100 Picks of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 (+ What will sell out fastest!)

It's the moooooost wonderful tiiiiiime of the year! Christmas in July has come, folks - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018...

Close