Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access Picks

Petite blogger wearing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks with a floral smocked top, distressed jeans and gray booties

Y’ALL, GET READY! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 has officially begun! Icon and Ambassador members can shop now with Nordstrom cardholders starting July 12! I know this sale can get very overwhelming, so I’m hoping this, and many more blog posts to come, can serve as a guide so you can get the items you want and save the most money. Also, I use this sale a great time to save on brand new items for fall and winter. My best advice for shopping this sale is if you see something you like, buy it now. Items and sizes go fast! Plus, thanks to Nordstrom’s easy free shipping and free returns, it’s easy to send back items you don’t want. In years past, I have waited on a few items and then when I decided I want them, to my disappointment, they were gone! I’m breaking down my picks into categories to make it easy for you to shop.

Also, I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to pre-shop the sale as an ambassador. Underneath my favorites from the show, I’m including photos of outfits I’ve put together with items from the sale. Of course, there are so many ways you can style the pieces and I’ll be doing that as the sale progresses.

Happy shopping!

CAN’T-MISS ITEMS

Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots: Normally $795, now on sale for $499.90! I got my first pair of SW boots in 2014 and they still look fantastic. I live in them once the fall rolls around and wear them at least a few times a week. These boots are an investment you’ll wear for years to come!
Free People Slouchy Tunic: A fall and winter staple you’ll reach for over and over again. This comes in five colors and is soft to the touch. Wear with leggings and over-the-knee boots or with jeans and booties. A great fall and winter staple you’ll wear again and again.
Madewell Cardigan: I picked up the pink last year and it is still a favorite of mine. This cardigan is super soft, warm and well made. Throw it over work outfits, casual dresses or wrap up in it at home. It’s sure to keep you cozy.
Eliza J Jumpsuit with Pockets: Every year a knockout jumpsuit is part of the sale and this year I think this is it! Perfect for work, weekends and even wearing to weddings! I also love how it has pockets.
AG Skinny Jeans: For the past three years, I have purchased a new pair of AG jeans from the sale. These jeans are comfortable, stretchy, and so flattering. Not to mention, the quality is incredible. I still wear the pair I got in 2016 and they look like I just got them.
Nike Epic React Sneakers: Ever since these released in early 2018, I’ve been a fan. These are without a doubt, my favorite sneakers for working out. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds but have support at the same time. Plus, the colors are swoon-worthy.

CARDIGANS, SWEATERS & TOPS

SIDE SLIT SWEATER (STRIPE VERSION HERE)

Size: Wearing size XS, which fits like a 2 according to the site. Slightly oversized fit with side slits. When it comes to Topshop I always get the smallest size possible since they don’t usually offer XXS or 0.
Review: This sweater is an acrylic and polyester blend so it’s warm but not as breathable as cashmere or wool. However, it’s a good deal for the price. Just make sure you either handwash or use the delicate cycle and lay flat to dry.
Price: $44.90, After Sale: $68

BUTTON HIGH-WAISTED JEANS

Size: Wearing size 23 and had to size down from a 24, which was too big in the hip and waist area.
Review: You can’t go wrong with the quality of these. They are comfortable to wear, the color will last if you wash inside out and I haven’t had any issues with ripping, etc.
Price: $89.90, After Sale:$135.00

GRAY HEELED BOOTIES

Size: Wearing 5.5 and they fit true to size with room for a thin wool sock.
Review: Very comfortable and the faux leather isn’t stiff at all. Comes in a couple of colors but I love the light gray.
Price: $129.90, After Sale: $199.95

MADEWELL RYDER CARDIGAN (SOLID VERSION HERE)

Size: Wearing size S because they ran out of XS in store. I have this cardigan in the solid pink in XS and it fits perfectly, so get your size. Fits slightly oversized but isn’t too baggy.
Review: Great quality for the price and will last for years. The fabric breakdown is 56% polyamide, 30% merino wool, 10% alpaca, 4% elastane, so it’ll keep you warm but is also stretchy and soft. Solid version comes in five colors. I have the mauve from last year and love it!
Price: $64.90, After Sale: $98.00

BUTTON HIGH-WAISTED JEANS

Size: Wearing size 23 and had to size down from a 24, which was too big in the hip and waist area.
Review: You can’t go wrong with the quality of these. They are comfortable to wear, the color will last if you wash inside out and I haven’t had any issues with ripping, etc.
Price: :$89.90, After Sale:$135.00

HEELED BOOTIES

Size: Wearing 5.5 and they fit true to size with room for a thin wool sock.
Review: Very comfortable and the faux leather isn’t stiff at all. Comes in a couple of colors but I love the light gray.
Price: $129.90, After Sale: $199.95

FLEECE PULLOVER

Size: Wearing size XS, a little oversized but get your size for best fit.
Review: You’ll feel like the softest, coziest teddy bear in this fleece pullover. Despite being 100% polyester, it’s warm (not breathable though) and great value for the price. Comes in a few colors and will sell out so fast. Snap yours up!
Price: $49.90, After Sale: $78

LONG LEOPARD CARDIGAN

Size: Wearing size XS, a little oversized but get your size for best fit.
Review: You’ll feel like the softest, coziest teddy bear in this fleece pullover. Despite being 100% polyester, it’s warm (not breathable though) and great value for the price. Comes in a few colors and will sell out so fast. Snap yours up!
Price: $45.90, After Sale: $69

BUTTON HIGH-WAISTED JEANS

Size: Wearing size 23 and had to size down from a 24, which was too big in the hip and waist area.
Review: You can’t go wrong with the quality of these. They are comfortable to wear, the color will last if you wash inside out and I haven’t had any issues with ripping, etc.
Price: $89.90, After Sale:$135.00

ALMOND-TOE BOOTIES

Size: Wearing 5.5 and they fit true to size with room for a thin wool sock.
Review: Very comfortable and the almond-toe shape is beyond flattering. Probably my favorite bootie from the entire sale and definitely worth the money. Love the zipper in the back for easy on and off. Comes in a few colors but the Tortilla Suede is my favorite.
Price: $99.90, After Sale: $149.95

FLORAL SMOCKED TOP

Size: Fits true to size, wearing Petite XXS. One of my favorite things about Gibson is their size inclusivity. They always have petite and plus sizing.
Review: Soft, drapey fabric that moves with you. The color is so vibrant in person. I will say it can be hard to get off because of the neck but otherwise, a fantastic top you can wear to work and on the weekends. Comes in a few different colors.
Price: $51.90, After Sale:$78.00

LEGGING JEANS

Size: Wearing size 24, fits true to size.
Review: One of my favorite pair of jeans, hands down. They are beyond stretchy, so comfortable to wear and look incredible on. Thanks to the sale, you are getting a huge deal. I buy one of these every Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and will wear them every chance I get once fall rolls around.
Price: $149.90, After Sale:$225.00

SLEEVELESS SMOCK NECK TOP

Size: Fits true to size, wearing Petite XXS.
Review: A jersey material that is soft, stretchy and moves with you. Great for work with slacks or dark denim and you can wear again on the weekend, even now in the summer! The blush pink is my favorite color but this comes in a few other colors as well.
Price: $51.90, After Sale:$78.00

LEGGING JEANS

Size: Wearing size 24, fits true to size.
Review: One of my favorite pair of jeans, hands down. They are beyond stretchy, so comfortable to wear and look incredible on. Thanks to the sale, you are getting a huge deal. I buy one of these every Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (the pair pictures is the 2018 version).
Price: $149.90, After Sale:$225.00

TWIST FRONT TOP

Size: Wearing size Petite XXS
Review: One of my favorite Gibson tops because it’s soft, cozy and can be styled up or down. The material is stretchy and so comfortable, too. Comes in a few fresh colors for fall and fun prints!
Price: $31.90 After Sale:$49.00

NIKE FREE SNEAKERS

Size: Wearing size 6. Get your size for a tighter fit, size up half a size for slightly looser.
Review: I got this pair during the sale last year and honestly didn’t think I would wear them that much, but I was SO wrong. I LOVE these. While they are not my favorite workout sneakers, they are good all around for anything. You can exercise, run errands…pair with some cute dresses… they are so versatile! Love how this year’s version has the floral pattern on the heel.
Price:$82.90, After Sale: $110.00

 

DRESSES, JUMPSUITS & ROMPERS

WRAP DRESS

Size: Wearing size XXS
Review: Amazing quality for the price and feels so soft and smooth on the skin. Bodycon fit, so size up to wear to work. Love how versatile and flattering this dress is. Also comes in black, too. Can definitely be bump-friendly if you are expecting. Easily one of my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases for this year.
Price: $31.90 After Sale:$49.00

PLAID FLUTTER SLEEVE DRESS (SOLID VERSION HERE)

Size: Wearing size 0
Review: I got the solid version of this plaid dress with the tie-waist last year and it was the perfect work dress. I love the sheath silhouette and longer length on this. The flutter sleeves draw attention to your face without being too overbearing. I love this plaid fabric for fall and winter.
Price:$104.90, After Sale: $158.00

RUCHED JERSEY DRESS

Size: Wearing size 0
Review: The fit and color of this dress is perfection. Plus, for the price, it’s an extremely versatile dress. I love the fit of this since you can wear it to work and for cocktail parties or even as a fall or winter wedding guest dress. Also comes in dark purple.
Price: $78.90, After Sale: $118.00

PLEATED FIT AND FLARE DRESS

Size: Wearing size 0
Review: An elegant dress that will take you from desk to drinks in no time. The longer length is very chic and makes this dress even more formal. Wear with your hair to one side or up for a dramatic effect.
Price: $84.90, After Sale: $128.00

FLORAL FAUX WRAP DRESS

Size: Wearing size 0
Review: Wrap dresses are so flattering but can lead to wardrobe malfunctions. Faux wrap dresses such as this one are the perfect compromise. The floral print here will take you from summer into fall easily. Love the fit and tie-waist of this jersey-like material, too.
Price: $91.90, After Sale: $138.00

BLAZERS & COATS

MOTORCYCLE LEATHER JACKET

Size: Wearing size US 2, which fits like a 0
Review: The fit of this jacket is incredible. I love the cropped length for pairing with skirts or dresses. The pockets are a decent size and the belt adds interest. The jacket also fully zips up, which is a plus for this style. Also comes in black.
Price: $31.90 After Sale:$49.00

BLACK HIGH-WAISTED JEANS

Size: Wearing 24, fits true to size.
Review: I got these high-waisted during the sale last year and they are still a great go-to pair. Love the black wash and they are very stretchy and comfortable to wear. I will say the front pockets on these are quite small, but not a huge gripe for me.
Price: $84.90, After Sale: $128

CHECK DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER

Size: Wearing US 2, which fits like a 0
Review: Nice thick blazer perfect for transitioning from summer into fall. The red and white checks make this versatile for wearing with any color as a nice statement. Length falls at my hips. The pockets are real and not an illusion, too!
Price:$69.90, After Sale:$110.00

DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER

Size: Wearing size 00 regular but this does come in Petite online! I recommend getting petite if you’re 5’4 and shorter
Review: A classic blazer you can wear for years to come. I love the statement this yellow one makes and it’s perfect for adding a pop to your workwear look. Also comes in cobalt blue, black and navy as well.
Price: $130.90, After Sale: $198.00

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