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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Ten Must-Haves

The BIGGEST AND BEST SALE OF THE YEAR is finally here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to card-holders for early-access and it’s “game on” to shop some amazing deals on brand new Fall clothes!

I spent most of yesterday in store trying on loads of clothes, shoes and accessories at the Early-Early-Access and couldn’t be more ecstatic about this year’s sale options! If you missed my Instastories live from the dressing room, be sure to head over to my Instagram account ASAP to see all these items as I try them on.

It’s crazy hard to narrow down all the goodness I tried on into a “Top Ten” for today’s post, but here is my best attempt!

Top 10 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Have’s ::

1. Good American Jeans. This was the first time I tried on or even heard of this brand of jeans, “Good American,” which I’ve been told is owned by the Kardashians, Y’all. These are every curvy-girls dream come true! Comfy, stretchy, flattering, lift the butt, flatter the legs and waist…I could go on and on! Plus the hem on this pair that’s on the sale is just too fun! They run true to size, and are bound to sell out quickly. GET THEM!! {These AG jeans were my second favorite pair. I sized up one size in them. And these flattering Articles of Society jeans are just $38!!}

Shop this fun $49 bow neck white blouse here.

2. Lush tee shirt. I don’t love tee shirts on me, and so I am very picky when it comes to tee shirts. This is honestly my favorite tee I have EVER tried on. It’s a TOTAL STEAL at $15 and I like it better than $100+ tees I have tried on over the years. The white is not too sheer, either. I will be ordering it in every color today. It is also perfect for layering under jackets and cardigans. {I usually wear an XS in shirts but sized up to a Small for a perfectly slouchy fit.}

3. Halogen Booties. Every Nordstrom Sale, I find a pair or two of must-have booties and this is my top pick this year. I am willing to bet that this bootie will sell out by the end of the weekend. It comes in taupe, black and grey. {I bought taupe and black.} They are comfy, go great with jeans, dresses or denim shorts and are a shoe you can start wearing now into Fall. You’ll see me wearing them in the outfit below. {They run true to size.}

4. BP Cardigan. The Nordstrom Sale is the best time of the year to stock up on basic cardigans…because every gal needs a few in her Fall/Winter wardrobe. This one is $31, comes in several colors {I brought it home in three colors} and is perfect to wear from the office to the weekend and everywhere in between. These will sell out, so snag as many colors as you think you want pronto! {I am wearing an XS.} Shop the sale backpack I am holding here and the fun $35 necklace, too!}

5. Free People Plaid Shirt & Vince Camuto Over-the-Knee Boots. I know I am cheating with two items here, but this was one of my favorite outfits of the day, and both of these pieces deserve a shout-out! First, this Free People plaid top is crazy comfy and oversized. {I am wearing an XS and would have purchased an XXS if they had it!} It is perfect to wear out over leggings and I love it tied up with jeans or even paired with cut-offs for late summer.

These over-the-knee boots are just perfect…the perfect color and style to go with it all! I sized up half-a-size. 

6. Sam Edelman Leopard Pumps. These cutie low-heels are some of my very favorite shoes the sale. I already own a few pairs of leopard shoes but I had to have these, too! I love the ankle strap and the lower heel. It’s a shoe that can be worn day-to-night and surprisingly comfortable, too! I believe every lady needs a fab pair of leopard shoes in her Fall/Winter wardrobe these are perfection! Did I mention they are under-$100, too?! {Shop this cute under-$100 navy dress here. I am wearing a size 4 in the dress. Sunglasses are linked here.}

7. BP Plaid Shirt. These super-comfy $31 shirts are a favorite of mine each and every Nordstrom Sale, and I live in these button downs in the Fall and Winter. I love wearing them tucked out with jeans, layered under vests and jackets and tucked into skirts. They flew off the shelves at the sale last year because the price point is just SO good. If you don’t yet own a plaid shirt, this is the one to snag. And if you already do own some plaid, order this one in a color scheme {or two} that you don’t already have. There are 5 colors/patterns available. {I am wearing an XS.}

8. Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody. I love a good crossbody, and this Rebecca Minkoff version is crush-worthy. It’s the perfect size for day-to-evening wear, as well as travel. It comes in several colors, including this fun metallic gold. I brought it home in Lavendar, since this grayish purple will act as a neutral for both Fall and Spring. I can’t wait to take this cutie to New York Fashion Week in September! {see info about dress on #13 below}

9. Hinge Leather Jacket. I pick a favorite leather jacket each Nordstrom Sale to add to my collection, this chocolate brown one is this year’s selection. This jacket is light-weight, stretch and comfortable and the kind of layering piece comfy enough to keep on all day/night. {In other words, it doesn’t feel restrictive like some leather jackets can!} I love the pleated shoulder detailing that adds a feminine touch to the bomber style. It comes in two other colors, too. I am wearing a size Small.

10. Steve Madden Heels. You’ve heard me say it before and I’ll say it again…every gal needs a sassy pair of hot pink high heels in her wardrobe! Why? Because hot pink can be worn year round and adds a pop of fun color to any look. I love these surpringly comfortable high heels by Steve Madden. They also come in a fun metallic rose-gold, which is a very versatile shoe for any dressy event, including just jazzing up a pair of jeans! 

Runner’s Up ::

11. T by Alexander Wang Denim Jacket. Since a denim jacket is truly a year-round wardrobe staple, it’s a good item to invest in. This one is simply fabulous. The fit, the wash, the buttons, the material…all so luxe! It’s marked down from $310 to $206, and while it’s still a bit of an investment for a denim jacket, I think it is well-worth the splurge, since it’s a classic piece you will wear for years. I am wearing a size small. {I am wearing one of the $31 BP plaid shirts here and you can shop this $64 suede mini here. Size up one size in the skirt!}

12. Madewell Blanket Scarf. Scarves are one of the most popular accessories each year at the Nordstrom Sale, and I am loving this $31 plaid one. The colors are gorgeous and versatile, it’s soft and the length is long enough to tie multiple ways. This scarf will probably sell out by the end of the first day! {Shop this crossbody tote and this gorgeous $125 suede jacket, that comes in three colors. I am wearing a size small jacket. My tee is $17 and is awesome…love this color for Fall!}

13. Joie Dress. I am a huge fan of anything Joie, so when the designer goes on sale, it’s a great time to snag a piece. This little dress is so comfortable and truly a piece that can be worn Spring through Fall, with sandals, booties and tall boots. It can also be layered with tights and/or a jacket in cooler temps. I love the colors, too! I am wearing a size XS.

14. BP pocket tee. This is a super soft $18 tee, ideal of layering. It comes in six colors and I am loving the striped one! It’s the perfect top to wear under a vest or a scarf. Shop this $24 scarf here.

15. Love Token Vest and Elodie Ruffle Sleeve Blouse. This vest and blouse duo got so much love on Instastories yesterday where I tried it on. This vest is so luxe and such a flattering cut. This $30 blouse has such fun sleeves…perfect for work to the weekend! I recommend sizing up one or two sizes in the blouse, especially if you have a large chest. 

A few must-have accessories to snag ::

Last but not least, I purchased these new Nike running shoes and failed to take a pic in them. I am obsessed! This cute pink and silver pair is bound to sell out fast.

I’ll posting more favorites over on Instagram @laurenlefevre throughout the day today, so be sure to follow along there. And head back to the blog tomorrow for more Nordstrom Sale favorites!

Remember that so many of these styles will sell out quickly…very possibly in the first two days of the sale! If you think you want an item, I recommend ordering it today. And if you are not sure what size, order two sizes. Better safe than sorry and you can always return to Nordstrom without any hassle.

Happy Shopping!

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  • saralevengood@gmail.com

    Could you link the white and red scarf you are wearing with the striped tee? πŸ™‚

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Yes, linking now! πŸ™‚

  • saralevengood@gmail.com

    Could you link the white and red scarf you are wearing with the striped tee? πŸ™‚

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Yes, linking now! πŸ™‚

  • saralevengood@gmail.com

    Could you link the white and red scarf you are wearing with the striped tee? πŸ™‚

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Yes, linking now! πŸ™‚

  • alittlebitofem80@gmail.com

    Loved your Instastory yesterday. So helpful to see things on someone when I don’t have time to get to the store. Most excited for the booties! And I snagged the AG jeans – went up a size like you suggested so hope that works. Jeans are so funny sometimes. Thanks for the great post!
    – Emily @alittlebitofem.com

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you for the feedback and for following along!! πŸ™‚ Hope you love your new goodies!! xo

  • alittlebitofem80@gmail.com

    Loved your Instastory yesterday. So helpful to see things on someone when I don’t have time to get to the store. Most excited for the booties! And I snagged the AG jeans – went up a size like you suggested so hope that works. Jeans are so funny sometimes. Thanks for the great post!
    – Emily @alittlebitofem.com

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you for the feedback and for following along!! πŸ™‚ Hope you love your new goodies!! xo

  • alittlebitofem80@gmail.com

    Loved your Instastory yesterday. So helpful to see things on someone when I don’t have time to get to the store. Most excited for the booties! And I snagged the AG jeans – went up a size like you suggested so hope that works. Jeans are so funny sometimes. Thanks for the great post!
    – Emily @alittlebitofem.com

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you for the feedback and for following along!! πŸ™‚ Hope you love your new goodies!! xo

  • Shelleyvantx1217@aol.co

    Can you link the sunglasses you have on in the sixth picture down they look to be pink. Thanks!

  • Shelleyvantx1217@aol.co

    Can you link the sunglasses you have on in the sixth picture down they look to be pink. Thanks!

  • Shelleyvantx1217@aol.co

    Can you link the sunglasses you have on in the sixth picture down they look to be pink. Thanks!

  • ecronier13@yahoo.com

    Can you link the white sunnies you have on!!

  • ecronier13@yahoo.com

    Can you link the white sunnies you have on!!

  • ecronier13@yahoo.com

    Can you link the white sunnies you have on!!

  • Laurennagel2@gmail.com

    Love all your picks! So excited!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you, Lauren! Happy Shopping!

  • Laurennagel2@gmail.com

    Love all your picks! So excited!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you, Lauren! Happy Shopping!

  • Laurennagel2@gmail.com

    Love all your picks! So excited!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you, Lauren! Happy Shopping!

  • virginiakelley422@gmail.com

    Your N Sale picks are my favorite of any of the bloggers’ so far!!! I added several to my wish list for once the sale is live for everyone.. including the v neck tee, the striped tee, the free people plaid shirt and the suade moto jacket!! Thanks again for a fab post!!
    theritzyglitzy.com

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Awww. this means so much to me! Thank you so, so much for the feedback! πŸ™‚ And for following me!

  • virginiakelley422@gmail.com

    Your N Sale picks are my favorite of any of the bloggers’ so far!!! I added several to my wish list for once the sale is live for everyone.. including the v neck tee, the striped tee, the free people plaid shirt and the suade moto jacket!! Thanks again for a fab post!!
    theritzyglitzy.com

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Awww. this means so much to me! Thank you so, so much for the feedback! πŸ™‚ And for following me!

  • virginiakelley422@gmail.com

    Your N Sale picks are my favorite of any of the bloggers’ so far!!! I added several to my wish list for once the sale is live for everyone.. including the v neck tee, the striped tee, the free people plaid shirt and the suade moto jacket!! Thanks again for a fab post!!
    theritzyglitzy.com

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Awww. this means so much to me! Thank you so, so much for the feedback! πŸ™‚ And for following me!

  • Katie.j.gentry@gmail.com

    Hi Lauren! Do you have the link for the free people black embroidered dress from yesterday? It was super cute!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Hi Katie!

      It finally JUST went online!! Crazy it took all day! Here is the link. It runs big. I am wearing an XS. http://rstyle.me/n/cqdtfsw9an

  • Katie.j.gentry@gmail.com

    Hi Lauren! Do you have the link for the free people black embroidered dress from yesterday? It was super cute!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Hi Katie!

      It finally JUST went online!! Crazy it took all day! Here is the link. It runs big. I am wearing an XS. http://rstyle.me/n/cqdtfsw9an

  • Katie.j.gentry@gmail.com

    Hi Lauren! Do you have the link for the free people black embroidered dress from yesterday? It was super cute!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Hi Katie!

      It finally JUST went online!! Crazy it took all day! Here is the link. It runs big. I am wearing an XS. http://rstyle.me/n/cqdtfsw9an

  • reagenlozar@gmail.com

    Gah!! I need everything on your list! Love it all! No more analysis paralysis for this gal πŸ™‚

  • reagenlozar@gmail.com

    Gah!! I need everything on your list! Love it all! No more analysis paralysis for this gal πŸ™‚

  • reagenlozar@gmail.com

    Gah!! I need everything on your list! Love it all! No more analysis paralysis for this gal πŸ™‚

  • Rachelcnobles@gmail.com

    Thank you so much for having your top 10 pics ready before my kids got up this morning. 😊 I loved everything you picked out along with the detailed video yesterday. Can you link the flower sleeveless top you wore under the cream cardigan. Thx

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Hi Rachel! Thank you for the kind note! Love getting feedback like yours πŸ™‚

      Here is the link to the floral top :: http://rstyle.me/n/cqd88tw9an

  • Rachelcnobles@gmail.com

    Thank you so much for having your top 10 pics ready before my kids got up this morning. 😊 I loved everything you picked out along with the detailed video yesterday. Can you link the flower sleeveless top you wore under the cream cardigan. Thx

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Hi Rachel! Thank you for the kind note! Love getting feedback like yours πŸ™‚

      Here is the link to the floral top :: http://rstyle.me/n/cqd88tw9an

  • Rachelcnobles@gmail.com

    Thank you so much for having your top 10 pics ready before my kids got up this morning. 😊 I loved everything you picked out along with the detailed video yesterday. Can you link the flower sleeveless top you wore under the cream cardigan. Thx

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Hi Rachel! Thank you for the kind note! Love getting feedback like yours πŸ™‚

      Here is the link to the floral top :: http://rstyle.me/n/cqd88tw9an

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