Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021: Top 10 BEST DEALS + Top 10 By Category!

The Hunger Games – errr, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – has commenced! Early Access has begun for certain shoppers (your shop date is based on your tiered Nordstrom status), and I’d say this sale is shaping up to be better than the last (bless up). In short, it’s a unique sale in that it features all brand-new items for the next season, launching on sale before going UP in price at the sale’s conclusion on August 8th. Although it typically is focused on fall/winter items, I’m seeing more warmer weather picks this year, which works out if you’ve got a few last minute summer staples on your wishlist! Even if you can’t shop the sale just yet, you CAN add to your wishlist on Nordstrom’s website, which I highly recommend doing so that you can just log on and hit “checkout” on the day your shopping status opens. 

I’m sharing CUR-approved finds today and a try-on haul later this week, so stay tuned! I will NOT be purchasing everything here (nor should you), but if you’ve got some staples on your shopping list, need to stock up for the new season, want some gift closet items or early Christmas shopping, I’ve gone through the 6,500+ on-sale items so you don’t have to. 😉 If you are shopping and shop through my links, as always, I appreciate that SO much – I do earn small commission if you shop through me (just like a Nordstrom employee would if they helped you shop in store), and it allows me to keep creating free content to hopefully make your life easier. 

Per usual, my approach is quality over quantity – you don’t “NEED” anything. It’s stuff. Just stuff. Remember that as you see every influencer and her mother swearing a $50 t-shirt dress is the next best thing. 😉 On CUR, expect honest reviews, detailed sizing info, and a breakdown of only what I’d consider to be actually WORTH IT when considered alongside other comparable items from other retailers that might be just as good (if not better) and still less expensive. So, stay tuned. 🙂

Below I’ve got some of the *best* brands included in the sale, my Top 10 Overall picks from the entire sale so far, as well as my Top 10 picks by category: Beauty, Shoes, Bottoms, Tops, Sweaters, Dresses, Workout, Home, Accessories, Outwear, Men, and Kids. I’ve also then got my Top 10 picks under $100, as well as Top 10 under $50 and Top 10 under $25 if you’re specifically shopping by price point. AND last but certainly not least, I’ve got a highlighted section at the bottom for sales finds already in my closet/house.
 
A few random notes/call outs…
  • I got this wireless bra on Amazon Prime Day after hearing rave reviews, and it immediately shot up to tie with my Soma Enbliss for best wireless bra of all time. I’m absolutely grabbing at least one more during this sale, because this price is even better than I paid on Prime Day!
  • For the guys, Tommy John is not one to sleep on. You might’ve seen me sing their praises on Instagram as one of J’s favorites – he has their loungewear, underwear, a henley AND polo at this point, and he’s obsessed. They’re pricier but REALLY high quality, super soft, and ultra comfortable. A great one to grab for gifts! (I’ve got a few things in cart for J for Christmas already!)
  • If you’re a big Tula girl, this set from the sale with three of my favorites is better priced than buying the products individually with a discount code! If you bought them all separately, it’d cost about $110. With my discount code would bring it to about $91 – but they’re in the NSALE for $74. Worth it!
  • Obviously the Barefoot Dreams blankets are a HUGE seller in ths NSALE (and we have two in our house – they’re fabulous) – but I also have this $30 blanket and it’s EXACTLY the same. If not a bit better. There. I said it. If you don’t already have a Sam’s Club membership, get one just to get this blanket in every color.
 
TOP 10 OVERALL:
  1. True & Co wireless bra ($44 – $28.90) – I am SO IMPRESSED with this bra. I bought it on Amazon Prime Day this year and it immediately hopped up to tie with my previous numero uno wireless bra. They’re different from one another – this one feels almost like Spandex and is more lightly padded, but stays in place on your body a bit better I’d say and is similarly INVISIBLE – you won’t feel like you’re wearing a bra. Best price I’ve seen here, and less than I paid on Prime Day for mine! I’ll be getting at least one more, for sure.
  2. Moonlight pajamas in Leopard ($49 – $29.90) – I bought these in a mauve color in a previous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they’re lightweight and breathable. Definitely grabbing the long sleeve in leopard from this year’s sale!
  3. Blank NYC suede jacket ($188 – $99.90) – A timeless classic. I’ve had mine for YEARS and it still looks/feels brand new – it is fabulous, fabulous quality that stands the test of time.
  4. Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker ($85 – $56.90) – HOW CUTE. I’ve got a feeling these will sell out quickly since last year’s Adidas FLEW off the shelves at this price.
  5. Barefoot Dreams blankets ($180 – $119.90) – A Nordstrom Anniversary Sale classic! ALTHOUGH if you’re a Sam’s Club member, get this $30 blanket instead. It’s just as good, if not better – we cannot tell the difference.
  6. Spanx leather leggings ($98 – $64.90) – Another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale classic – DO NOT buy these full price because they are always in this sale! So get them now. 😉 I’ve had mine for years and again, feels brand new – I wear them all fall/winter long because they’re a bit warmer than denim, I think. And definitely so so comfortable!
  7. Tula set ($122 – $74) – Again, better price on these three bestselling Tula products here than in buying than individually with a discount code on Tula’s website. 
  8. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Set ($81 – $42) – One of these bottles is typically $42 alone, so to get two AND a travel size for the same price is a STEAL. My favorite makeup setting spray!!!
  9. Dr. Scholl’s All In Cozy Faux Shearling Sneaker ($120 – $79.90) – I have these regular All In sneakers (so just minus the shearling fur) and I call them my “Disney shoes” because they’re SO DANG COMFORTABLE!!! So most definitely snagging with shearling for fall/winter months. Such a fabulous, comfortable shoe that’s worth every penny!!!
  10. Treasure & Bond Rib Cutout Cotton Stretch Midi Dress ($59 – $38.90) – AS I PREDICTED, this ridiculously cute dress is already showing as sold out in many sizes (fingers crossed for a restock). It’s SO cute, I know it will be this year’s “it” dress since it can be dressed up AND down so effortlessly. Mark your notifications for restock alerts if it’s on your wishlist, too!
BEAUTY:
  1. Tula set ($122 – $74)
  2. Mac Fix+ set ($72 – $45)
  3. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($81 – $42)
  4. Paula’s Choice Jumbo BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($59 – $39)
  5. Necessaire body wash/lotion set ($50 – $35)
  6. Nars Orgasm blush duo ($60 – $40)
  7. Moroccanoil set ($66 – $44)
  8. Luxie makeup brushes ($76 – $35)
  9. Oribe texture spray/dry shampoo set ($96 – $64)
  10. Elemis Jumbo Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm ($122 – $79.90)

SHOES:

  1. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus sneaker ($120 – $89.90)
  2. Adidas Swift Run X leopard ($85 – $56.90)
  3. Tie dye Vans (+ mini!) ($59.95 – $39.90)
  4. Dr. Scholl’s All In Cozy Shearling sneaker ($120 – $79.90)
  5. Marc Fisher Nairy Lace Up bootie ($249 – $149.90)
  6. Chinese Laundry Teri Sandal ($59.95 – $39.90)
  7. UGG slipper ($100 – $69.90)
  8. Steve Madden Cedar bootie ($134.95 – $89.90)
  9. Steve Madden Tava Over the Knee boot ($134.95 – $89.90)
  10. Stuart Weitzman city knee high boot ($825 – $549.90)
BOTTOMS:
  1. Levi’s ribcage high waist straight leg jeans ($108 – $71.90)
  2. Spanx faux leather leggings ($98 – $64.90)
  3. Blank NYC suede miniskirt ($98 – $54.90)
  4. Blank NYC madison ripped crop straight leg jeans ($98 – $54.90)
  5. BDG Urban outfitters ripped mom jeans ($69 – $45.90)
  6. Tommy John joggers ($78 – $52.90)
  7. Caslon cozy knit joggers ($49 – $29.90)
  8. BP Button front skinny jeans ($39 – $25.90)
  9. Snap faux leather skirt ($68 – $39.90)
  10. Rib knit slit pencil midi skirt ($69 – $45.90)
TOPS:
  1. Plaid boyfriend shirt ($59 – $39.90)
  2. Treasure & Bond thermal henley ($39– $24.90)
  3. Raw edge tank ($49 – $28.90)
  4. Queen graphic tee ($69 – $44.90)
  5. Spanx bodysuits (long sleeve & sleeveless) ($78 – $51.90)
  6. Cut out mock neck tops (long sleeve & sleeveless) ($49 – $29.90)
  7. Free People henley ($68 – $45.90)
  8. V-neck camisole ($59 – $38.90)
  9. Off the shoulder ruffle blouse ($99 – $65.90)

SWEATERS:

  1. Sweater hoodie ($59 – $38.90)
  2. UGG leopard sweater ($88 – $58.90)
  3. French Connection Millie Mozart waffle knit ($98 – $58.90)
  4. Treasure & Bond v-neck sweater ($69 – $39.90)
  5. Treasure & Bond drape turtleneck ($69 – $45.90)
  6. Free People Swim Too Deep turtleneck ($128 – $79.90)
  7. Madewell Kent colorblock cardigan ($98 – $58.90)
  8. Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigan ($116 – $69.90)
  9. Billabong striped sweater ($65.95 – $43.90)
  10. Puff shoulder cardigan ($79 – $49.90)

DRESSES:

  1. Date Night body con cinch cocktail dress ($55 – $29.90)
  2. Halogen long sleeve chiffon dress ($119 – $69.90)
  3. Side knot slipdress ($75 – $49.90)
  4. BB Dakota x Steve Madden faux leather dress ($99 – $59.90)
  5. Treasure & Bond midi dress ($59 – $39.90)
  6. Fitted slit long sleeve rib dress ($46 – $25.90)
  7. Moonlight Nap dress ($69 – $45.90)
  8. Halogen sleeveless cutout ponte dress ($75 – $49.90)
  9. BB Dakota x Steve Madden embroidered prairie dress ($129 – $75.90)
  10. High/Low Knit Dress ($79 – $46.90)
WORKOUT:
  1. Sweaty Betty leopard biker shorts ($48 – $31.90)
  2. Zella leggings (full length, 7/8 length, biker short, mamasana legging) ($59 – $38.90)
  3. Zella racerback bra ($49 – $29.90)
  4. Zella Restore lounge longline bra ($49 – $29.90)
  5. Zella Restore jogger leggings ($65 – $39.90)
  6. Nike Tempo Dri-Fit running shorts ($30 – $22.50)
  7. Zella Live In jogger pants ($59 – $38.90)
  8. Zella Amazing crewneck sweatshirt ($69 – $44.90)
  9. IVL Collective foil set (sports bra + leggings) ($68 – $44.90)
  10. IVL Collective scallop set (biker shorts + sports bra) ($56 – $36.90)
HOME:
  1. Barefoot dreams blanket ($147 – $97.90)
  2. $28.90 wall art ($40 – $28.90)
  3. $100 off Dyson cordless vacuum ($699.99 – $579.99)
  4. Monogram marble coasters ($34 – $22.90)
  5. Faux fur throw blanket ($49.99 – $32.90)
  6. Aromatherapy diffuser ($39.99 – $31.90)
  7. Monte hand woven rug ($57 – $37.90)
  8. Wine rack ($49 – $29.90)
  9. Barefoot Dreams in the round leopard pillow ($78 – $51.90)
  10. Plug in diffuser ($29.99 – $23.90)
ACCESSORIES:
  1. QUAY sunglasses (ombre) ($65 – $42.90)
  2. Tory Burch $149 Crossbody bag ($248 – $149.90)
  3. Initial pendant necklace ($50 – $29.90)
  4. Pave initial pendent necklace ($55 – $36.90)
  5. Cubic Zirconia earrings/earring set ($56 – $33.90)
  6. Kate Spade mini initial pendant necklace ($44 – $24.90)
  7. Tory Burch Carson Convertible crossbody bag ($498 – $299.90)
  8. QUAY sunglasses (tortoise ombre) ($55 – $35.90)
  9. ToryBurch colorblock leather tote ($578 – $299.90)
  10. Felt Rancher hat ($39 – $25.90)
OUTERWEAR:
  1. Sam Edelman faux leather puffer jacket ($180 – $119.90)
  2. Blank NYC suede jacket ($188 – $99.90)
  3. Blank NYC faux leather bomber with removable hood ($98 – $54.90)
  4. Long hooded quilted coat ($119 – $78.90)
  5. Thread & Supply Wubby jacket ($49 – $31.90)
  6. Wubby shirt jacket ($99 – $65.90)
  7. Billabong leopard fur jacket ($69.95 – $45.90)
  8. Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket ($49 – $31.90)
  9. Blank NYC quilted hooded jacket ($128 – $69.90)
  10. The North Face Water Repellent Power Down Park ($300 – $224.90)
MEN:
  1. Tommy John Second Skin undershirt ($43– $27.90)
  2. Tommy John boxer briefs ($34 – $22.90)
  3. Tommy John hoodie ($78 – $52.90)
  4. Zella quarter zip –  ($49 – $31.90)
  5. Pyrite slim fit pocket joggers ($59 – $38.90)
  6. Cole Haan Osborn Plain toe derby shoe ($160 – $99.90)
  7. Adidas Ultraboost DNA Running shoe ($180 – $119.90)
  8. Scotch & Soda button-down shirt ($98 – $49.90)
  9. Ray-Ban 50 mm Wayfarer Sunglasses ($161 – $99.90)
  10. Zella Torrey Performance Shorts ($59 – $38.90)
KIDS:
I’m never one to “invest” in kids’ clothes since they grow so dang fast!
  1. Cheetah half zip fur pullover ($49 – $31.90)
  2. Striped baby hooded bunting ($45 – $29.90)
  3. Tucker + Tate moto jeggings ($19 – $13.90)
  4. Tucker + Tate polka dot sweater ($35 – $22.90)
  5. The Child graphic hoodie ($45 – $29.90)
  6. Tucker + Tate cozy jogger set ($39 – $25.90)
  7. Graphic hoodie + jogger set ($39 – $25.90)
  8. Ruffle socks ($9 – $6.90)
  9. Tie dye Vans ($39.95 – $24.90)
  10. Nuna Rava flame retardant convertible car seat ($549.95 – $409.90)
 

 

FROM CUR:

Madewell colorblock cardigan

Spanx leather leggings

Barefoot Dreams cardigan

Barefoot Dreams blanket

Zella leggings

Blank NYC suede jacket

Blank NYC suede skirt (but without zipper)

Steve Madden chain mule

Zella sweatshirt

Moonlight pajamas

Zella joggers

Luxie makeup brushes

True & Co bra

Tula set

Urban Decay makeup setting spray

Tommy John joggers

Zella soft restore joggers grey

 

BEST UNDER $100:
BEST UNDER $50:

BEST UNDER $25:

Are you shopping this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

What’s on your wishlist? As always, let me know whatever you want/need help shopping for or styling, and I’ve gotchu!