Best outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Public Access

Color & Chic Best of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

IT’S HERE! Finally, everyone can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018! There are so many incredible things restocking for public access and I’m excited to share them with you! If you’d like to see my other looks, Johnny’s top picks for men and other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 related posts click here. I was actually able to grab pretty much everything I wanted and the items not fitting well or I don’t love as much in person will be going back.

My best advice is if you like something, add it to your cart and check out as soon as you can. If you plan on placing a big order, maybe split it into two so you don’t have items sitting in your cart for more than 20 minutes because those items are still up for grabs! Thanks to Nordstrom’s free shipping and returns, you can always bring or send something back if you don’t like it. However, if an item is sold out, it’s most likely gone. Now let’s get to my favorite outfits and picks from the sale!


Super Soft Cardigan – Feels like you’re wrapping yourself in the softest blanket.
Jumpsuit – Comes in three colors and petite sizing fits like a glove without alterations!
Seam Sweater – Exposed seams give this sweater a fun look. I got size US 2
Sweater w/ Detachable Sleeves – Wear now as a tank, later as a sweater. Comes in 5 colors.
Skinny Jeans – Super soft and comfortable. I’m surprised these are in stock in all sizes!


Red wrap dress for date night or work


Red Wrap Dress (XS, also in black), Gold Filigree Earrings (also in silver & rose gold)
Christian Louboutin Heels (Similar for $65 fully stocked)

For less than $40, this dress is a steal for the price. It’s not the most incredible quality as the fabric is polyester. However, it’s such a great dress on. I recommend adding a snap button the v-neck so you can button it up higher for work or if you want to be more conservative. You can always leave it open (as pictured above) for date night or when you’re going out.


Red jumpsuit for work, weddings or date night outfit


Jumpsuit (0 Petite, also in black and blue), Gold Filigree Earrings (also in silver & rose gold)
Christian Louboutin Heels (Similar for $65 fully stocked)

I cannot believe I am so lucky with jumpsuits during the Nordstrom sale. That’s two years in a row, I find a knockout jumpsuit fitting perfectly with no alterations needed! As a petite gal who is 5’3 this is like finding a unicorn! i honestly cannot say enough good things about the fit and feel of this jumpsuit. Except to say it is a must-purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I love the red, but black would be so versatile for work, cocktail parties and weddings.


Easy fall look with a striped tee, blush cardigan and black jeansEasy fall look with a striped tee, blush cardigan and black jeans


Cardigan (XS, comes in four colors), High-Waisted Jeans (24), Striped Tee (XS)
Pink Earrings (comes in five colors), Sunglasses, Black Heels c/o

If you are going to buy a cardigan, get this merino-wool cardigan. This item sells out very fast. Made of the softest merino-wool, nylon, alpaca blend this beauty is lightweight and warm. It comes in blush, cream, dark olive and navy. All of the colors are beautiful but I’m partial to blush as you may know. I’m wearing size XS and it fits me well. The sleeves are a dash long, but it’s not a problem for me. Wear now in the office when the AC is blasting and wear later when temperatures start to dip in early fall. You won’t regret this purchase.

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of sleek, black high-waisted jeans and these fit the bill for less than $85. They are super stretchy and comfortable. They are a little long, I would say about 2.5 inches on me but that’s an easy thing to get hemmed. Something worth mentioning is the front pockets are a little shallow. I can’t even put a good portion of my hand in them, but the back pockets are good to go. I’m wearing size 24, which fits well.


Slouchy sweater and jeans for an easy summer or fall look Slouchy sweater and jeans for an easy summer or fall look


Slouchy Sweater (XS, in stock in most colors & sizes!), Busted Knee Jeans (24)
D’Orsay Flats (5.5 still available in blush suede, black, white and red leather, similar here)

I’m a big fan of a nice slouchy sweater for lounging or casual days. The orchid color I’m wearing here is only still available in select sizes. However, the cream, red, sky blue and marigold, which are all gorgeous, are available in almost all sizes! I would definitely purchase this sweater because it will sell out fast!

These d’orsay flats are so fun yet chic at the same time. They are fantastic for work, fancy occasions when you don’t want to wear heels, or even just casually. While the nude leather is sold out for now, the blush suede is simply stunning. The black and white leather versions are in stock as well as the red suede, too.


Athleisure style with black joggers, crop top and jacket Best Nike sneakers for working out Athleisure style - best joggers ever


Joggers (XS, these will sell out FAST), Nike Free Sneakers (5.5, also in gray),
Blue Waterproof Jacket (XS), White Crop Top (XS)

I cannot say enough good things about these joggers, honestly. They are simply just so incredibly flattering, slimming and comfortable. You need these joggers in your life. I absolutely love the fabric because they feel nicer than your typical joggers and are very lightweight. I love these for working out because I do BBG in them or just athleisure and running errands. You won’t regret this purchase!

My Nike Free sneakers are fully in stock in black, gray and a fun blush and white mix. I really like these shoes for working out. They are great for doing BBG and training, while also being extremely comfortable to run errands or lounge around in. If you’re looking for a solid workout and athleisure sneaker, this is it. You’ll save money without sacrificing performance.


Wide-leg pants for work or weekend Wide-leg pants for work or weekend
Wide-Leg Pants (XS), Gold Filigree Earrings (also in silver & rose gold)
Suede SandalsButton Cami (XXS), Apple Watch Band

I’m starting to add a few more pants to my wardrobe and these wide-leg pants are so fun. I love the light gray color, which has a bit of a lilac tint to it. These are so easy to style, whether it’s with a nice work blouse or a cami like I’m wearing it here. I’m wearing size XS and they fit so well. I’m 5’3 and the length is right at my ankles. This is a great length but they would be super cute if these wide-leg pants were a little shorter, too!


Fall style with a tank dress, oversized cardigan and boots Fall style with a tank dress, oversized cardigan and boots


Braided Cardigan (XS, comes in four colors), Knee-High Boots (5.5, comes in three colors)
Gold Filigree Earrings (also in silver & rose gold) Ruched Dress (XS, select colors on sale)

These knee-high boots are definitely one of the hottest items in the sale. I lusted after these last year and regretted not purchasing them. As a petite gal, it can be hard to find boots hitting the right spot on my legs. These stop right below my knee and still elongate my legs. They come in three colors but the beige is my favorite. I’m wearing size 5.5 and these babes are incredibly comfortable. I’ll definitely wear them to work once fall arrives.

Another great cardigan option but with more texture and detail. This long open-front cardigan has a beautiful braided knit that’s sure to draw attention. This does have an oversized fit, so size down (if you can) for a more fitted look. I’m wearing size XS for reference. Also comes in blush, dark gray and a deep hunter green. A similar style is in stock here.

THANK YOU so much for reading my post and I hope this was helpful. Please be sure to check out my other posts for what to shop as well. This is the time to stock up for fall and winter. As I’ve said before, items will go fast so if you see something you like, get it!