Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: The Best of Shoes

SHOES. SHOES. SHOES. LET’S GET SOME SHOES. Anyone who knows me knows I’ve got a THING for shoes. They’re just kinda MY thing. Some folks collect stamps (hi Dad), some folks collect postcards – some folks collect shoes. I am in the latter category. Something V EXCITING happened last night: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (yannno, the one you’ve been hearing about from every blogger and her mother? Ha!) just hit Public Access. ICYMI, only those with Nordstrom credit or debit cards were able to actually shop the sale so far. BUT NOW, it’s officially open to ALL (woo!). It’s already CRAY CRAY, so get your wishlist and check it twice – brace yo’selves for Black Friday in July!

First thing’s first: If you’re already ready to dive right into shopping, HERE YA GO!!!!

If you want some guidance first, I gotchu girl:

Totally unintentionally (I swear), I ended up grabbing a FEW pairs of shoes this sale – so I figured it’d be a fun way to introduce some of my personal faves + let ya know about it now being open to all (WOO!). The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best times to stock up on boots, sneakers, the works, since prices on classic options are slashed so much before the season begins. REMINDER: This sale is unlike any others because it is NOT liquidation of end-of-season merchandise – it’s all brand spankin’ new stuff for FALL, being released at an exclusive sale price *before* going to regular prices when the sale ends on August 5th. Cool, amiright?

Before we dive in, a few quick notes: ALL of the shoes I’m featuring run TTS. Meaning, they’re true to size – I bought my regular size and they fit like a charm. If you’ve got any Q’s at all about fit, etc – or any Q’s about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PERIOD – pleasepleaseplease shoot me an email (erica@cominguprosestheblog.com) for an ASAP response. I gotchu, girlfriend! LET’S BEGIN.

Sam Edelman Caprice Boots

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Price: $149.90, After sale $224.95

I’m so happy I grabbed these bad boys – they were made for walkin’! They hit right below the knee and stay put, while still having enough spacce there to wear over denim (or you can just wear over bare skin/knee high socks, etc!). The heel is a perfect height – not TOO high. Comes in 3 colors – this caramel, black, + red! – and runs TTS.

What else I’m wearing:

Lush Body-con Dress – Hands down, maybe my favorite purchase of the entire Nordstrom Anniversary Sale thus far??? Def in my top 3! Lovelovelove it so much that originally I had just bought it in black, but I went back to grab it in olive, too, cos it’s just that dang good, yo. The fit is so flattering + comfortable. It’s long enough to not ride up every 32 seconds when you’re walking (ain’t nobody got time), and it’s got enough sleeve to work by itself in fall. PERF transitional dress, and so very layerable with cardigans, suede jackets, + boots for the new season ahead! OH AND, it’s on sale for $29.90. A STEAL.

Other boots I lovelovelove:

 

Steve Madden Brinkley Over-the-knee Boot

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Price: $86.90, After sale $129.95

These are pretty similar to a Steve Madden pair of OTK boots that were on super sale (+ sold out hella fast) last year, so I’m glad they brought ’em back in a slightly different style! These have a pointed toe + heel, making them a bit sexier slash more feminine and SO GOOD for girls’ night out or a hot date. 😉 My favorite thing about ’em: They stay PUT. If there’s one thing that really grinds my gears when it comes to over-the-knee boots, it’s when they don’t actually stay over your knee. Ain’t nobody got time to be fidgeting + fussing with your outfit all night long! So if they stay in their lane, that’s grand. And these do! They work best, I think, on bare skin or over very *thin* leggings etc. underneath, since they are snugger fitting with the intent of staying up. They come in brown, too – I bought the brown, as well, online and am awaiting their arrival as we speak, since I’m so into the black! I might return the brown if they don’t measure up to these bad boys, but we shall see. 😉 Per usual, they run TTS!

What else I’m wearing:

Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater – Another bestseller from last year, revamped a bit for this sale season! This time, with RIBS. This is just a suuuuuper soft, versatile cardigan that’s a great must-have for your fall wardrobe. Comes in FIVE colors – charcoal, mint, rust, tan, + this pink! Light enough to have at the office right NOW in case of strong A/C. I size DOWN in most everything by the Leith brand, so I’m wearing an XS here!

Leith Henley Woven Shirt – Unfortunately sold out right now, so fingers crossed for a restock! In case it DOES, I’m in an XS. 🙂

Blank NYC suede miniskirt – ANOTHER bestseller back at it again in new colors! Now available in this grey + a pretty tan. It runs TTS, but I sized up one to accommodate my baby bump!

Other boots I lovelovelove:

 

Vince Camuto Kentvi Bootie

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Price: $99.90, After sale $149.95

These strike me as another direct take on a previous bestseller; their counterpart from last year sold like ice cream on a summer day. So no surprise they’re back at it again! Only surprise is that they’ve still got ’em in stock – I’m guessing they learned a lesson from last time around. 😉 These are COMFY AF. I lovelovelove finding shoes like this that have a bit of a heel, but a *chunky* heel, so they’re so much more walkable + wearable for longer periods of time. These come in 3 colors – black, a French taupe, + a more olive-y shade – and run TTS. No rubbing anywhere thus far (bless), great hugging fit, and they work with anything + everything from denim/pants to skirts/dresses, shorts, the works!

What else I’m wearing:

BP Ruched Ribbed Bodycon Dress – SUCH A GOOD SHOPPING DECISION!!!! I stumbled upon this dress in store and was STOKED. Right now I’m v into anything + everything ribbed, as well as bodycon dresses that aren’t too short since they look cute over my lil’ bumpity bump! This one is on sale for $31.90 and comes in this pretty ruby red + charcoal grey – both shades perfect for transitioning to fall. Like the Lush body-con dress, I lovelovelove that it’s a.) affordable, and b.) wearable now already, but will be wearable still all fall long. Praise the Lord and #AddToCart.

BP Plaid ShirtAnother impulse in-store buy that I’m hella glad I made. Every iteration of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale comes with SOME kinda good plaid shirt, so it’s a good time to stock up if you’re in the market! My closet was deprived of any sorta plaid/flannel shirts for the fall/winter season, so I picked this one up in a Medium in the hopes of it working over my bump as it grows. I lovelovelove it tied over dresses like this for now, and I’ll transition to wearing it open over them and/or just close and knotted on the side as the season progresses. Comes in SIX different plaid variations (!!!) + on sale for only $31.90 – I’d recommend sizing UP if you want any sorta oversized fit, for layering or knotting purposes!

Other booties I lovelovelove:

Halogen Sadie Slingback Flat

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Price: $64.90, After sale $99.95

My flats collection was seriously lacking (I’ve got a major mule addiction, but didn’t have many things that actually had backs – ha!). So I was stoked to add these bad boys to the collection! I first bought ’em in leopard, but even tho there’s no such thing as too much leopard…I exchanged for this pretty red. Still a totally fabulous, fiery pop of color that still looks professional – my kinda pop! I lovelovelove the pointed toe and cut-in shape – it’s really flattering and slimming to your foot visually. Comes in 5 colors (!!!) + runs TTS. And the back elastic does not slip off when walking – important!!!

What else I’m wearing:

Lush Body-con Dress – Back at it again in the black – $29.90 and SO GOOD. I’ve gotta feeling I’ll be living in this this season + beyond.

Blank NYC Suede Jacket – These jackets are always included in the sale in some way – they’re reaaaaaally good quality, so I can see what the hype is always about. My exact jacket is actually from Amazon (and was on sale for $136 when I grabbed it, which is even cheaper than the Nordstrom Sale – so add it to your cart and watch the price for the best buy!), but this one is what’s included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Other flats I lovelovelove:

Halogen Violet Mule

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Available in leopard here

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 The Best of SHOES - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Price: $64.90, After sale $99.95

OK OK OK I HAVE A PROBLEM. Namely that I’m incredible indecisive + impulsive with my shoe purchases. Can ya blame me? 😉 I bought these in three colors FULLY expecting to return at least one (I swear). I had no idea I’d fall in lovelovelove with ’em all. Whoops. I blame Halogen for making a perfect mule. Even tho these have a rounded toe, they’re a slimming shape – very flattering. They’re also snugger fitting, so they don’t slip at all when you’re walking. AND they look great with pants/denim OR skirts/dresses. So, I’m sold. I grabbed the black + white pairs as classic neutrals for mixing/matching, and the leopard justbecause “I have too much leopard” said no one ever. 😉

What else I’m wearing:

BP Stitch Hem Curve Cardigan – On sale for $31.90, comes in FIVE colors (black, mustard, beige, dark green, + coral). Total fall staple! BP always has a classic sorta cardi like this included in the sale, and it’s always a goodie. It’s really soft (not at all scratchy) + light enough to wear now in A/C!

BP Lace Trim Satin Camisole – Currently sold out (it went FAST!), but check back for restocks!

BP Ripped High-Waist Skinny Jeans – I snagged these after hearing someone say they felt designer. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m willing to splurge a little on a pair of jeans if they truly make my bum look like J. Lo’s. But good denim under $50 can be harder to come by! (Although I’ve come by quite a few under $100 and talked allllll about ’em right here 😉 ). This was the only pair of jeans I grabbed this year since I’m a.) pregnant and b.) not really in need of new denim. But I’m glad I grabbed ’em – they DO fit like a dream. I stayed TTS even with the bump, but I recommend staying TTS – they don’t actually ZIP over my bump, but I want them to fit post-baby (hopefully). So, yeah. Add to cart. 🙂

Other flats I lovelovelove:

 

Sneakers I lovelovelove:

Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access today?

It’s through August 5th, but if you see something you lovelovelove…#AddToCart + buy it now because stuff is selling out like CRAY, YO.

 

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