my first purchases // nordstrom anniversary sale 2017

HAPPY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE DAY, FRIENDS!

That all caps should give you a good feel for how much caffeine I’ve consumed tonight getting this post ready for y’all.

When I asked if y’all wanted a try on post today or a collage post, the overwhelming response was both! So, my friends, that’s exactly what I’m going to bring you today.

First off, we’ll start with a collage of the hottest items from the sale! These are bigger ticket items that are sure to sell out incredibly quick, so don’t delay if there’s one that catches your eye! (These Tory Burch boots, for example, will probably sell out in these first 24 hours!) Click straight on an item to shop!

Now, it’s time for a try on roundup! Be sure you check out my Instagram Story so you can see videos of these pieces on! And don’t worry… I’ll have a collage (or a few!) up for you soon. Happy shopping!

SWEATER   Leith  Easy Circle Cardigan ($49 during sale, $75 after // wearing XS)   |   TOP   Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee ($16 during sale, $24 after // wearing XS)   |   BOOTIES   BP. Studded Grey Bootie ($79 during sale, $120 after)   |   JEANS   White Skinny Jeans (not included in sale)

Let me start out by saying, I went sweater crazy during this sale! This Leith easy circle cardigan was one of my favorites. I bought it in grey, pictured above, and also pink, pictured below. I’m wearing an XS in the grey, and a Small in the pink. (And personally, I like the way the XS lays best!) You’ll also see this Lush tee pop up in quite a few different colors. I’m wearing an XS which has a great, loose fit and hits at the perfect length. Such a good buy that I bought three!

Also, I’m loving these studded booties! The grey is a great, neutral shade that will go with both black, brown and blush bags, and the heel height is fun while still being incredibly comfortable. These come in black as well!

SWEATER   Leith Easy Circle Cardigan ($49 during sale, $75 after // wearing S)   |  TOP   Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee ($16 during sale, $24 after // wearing XS)   |  BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)   |   BAG   Tory Burch Frida Crossbody Bag

Color crush alert! I love how this Leith easy circle cardigan in pink and this blush Tory Burch bag look paired together. This bag can be worn across the shoulder, pictured above, or as a cross body! It also comes in grey. You’ll also notice the BP pocket shirt in white here. The perfect white tee!

Also, friends, let me introduce you to the most incredible jeans! I’ve never worn Rag & Bone before, but when I saw how hugely these high waisted skinny jeans were discounted, I had to try them on. I’m so glad I did, because now I don’t want to ever take them off! They are the most stretchy, flattering things ever. I had to go down two full sizes (I normally wear a 25 but bought a 23 in these) and suggest you do as well!

Finally… these boots! I’m going to go ahead and predict a super-quick sell out on these! They are gorgeous. The perfect shade, height and style for fall! These will be my go-to boots this year, and I’m giddy to have scooped them up at such a great price.

VEST   Love Token Woven Fur Vest ($79 during sale, $128 after sale // wearing XS)   |   SWEATER   Beige Bell Sleeved Sweater ($38 during sale, $59 after)   |   SANDALS   Tory Burch Bryce Sandals ($149 during sale, $228 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   White Skinny Jeans (not included in sale)

This vest is one of my favorite finds from the sale. I can’t believe it’s under $100, it looks so much more expensive than that in person! The color is stunning, and I can already tell you I’ll be wearing it on repeat this fall. But while you’re oo-ing and ah-ing over that, don’t miss the cute bell-sleeve sweater underneath! Such a classy, elegant piece, that’s also incredibly soft!

TOP   Work Hard And Be Kind Tee (wearing size Small)   |   SWEATER   Halogen Long Open Front Cardigan ($49 during sale, $80 after // wearing XS)  |   BOOTIES   Hinge Barris Block Heel Booties ($79 during sale, $120 after)  |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

This Halogen long open front cardigan is the second cardigan style I scooped up at the sale. You’ll notice that it’s a lot more slim and streamlined than the Leith cardigan. It’s incredibly soft, and comes in quite a few colors, including light pink and red! Also… how darling is this shirt? I’m not one for graphic tees, but loved the message on this one. Work hard and be kind!

SWEATER   Topshop Lattice Back Sweater ($42 during sale, $65 after // wearing XS)   |  BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)  |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

This sweater is one you for sure don’t want to miss out on! I love that the sleeves capture the bell-sleeve trend we’ll be seeing everywhere this fall without being too overwhelming. Also, the lattice detail on the back is absolutely darling and completely tasteful… I love that it doesn’t go too far down.

COAT   Kate Spade Faux Fur Trim Peacoat ($279 during sale, $418 after // wearing XS)

 Ohhh friends. You know I love Texas. But sometimes I’m sad it means I have absolutely no excuse to bring home darling coats like this red Kate Spade beauty! Will someone up north do me a favor and buy it, and think of me whenever they wear it? I wouldn’t take it off in the store for a good 5 minutes. Stage 5 clinger status, y’all. It’s just that good.

TOP   Spotted Bell Sleeve Ruffle Top ($31 during sale, $50 after)  |  BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)  |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

Switching things up from the sweater craze I went on, I couldn’t say no to this sweet spotted top! The print reminds me of the dalmatian dot everyone has been loving the past few years.

TOP   Socialite Thermal Top ($24 during sale, $38 after // wearing XS)   |   SCARF   BP. Multicolor Grid Square Scarf  ($18 during sale, $30 after)   |  BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)  |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

This little ensemble has two darling items I want to point out… first and foremost, the top! Y’all. This is going to be your top this fall and winter. It looks so cute tucked into jeans, and would also be perfect paired with leggings or yoga pants for a cozy night in. It is simply the softest thing, has the most chic, effortless fit, and is such a steal!

Secondly, I know none of us are in the market for a blanket scarf anytime soon… but this colorful checkered one is seriously one of the cutest I’ve ever come across! Be warned, the color is a bit more creamy than it appears in the product photo.

SWEATER   Blue Open Neck Sweater ($39 during sale, $59 after // wearing XS)  |  SANDALS   Tory Burch Bryce Sandals ($149 during sale, $228 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   White Skinny Jeans (not included in sale)

From the gorgeous color to the easy, open top (that can easily be worn off the shoulder) I would go ahead and call this a “summer sweater.” One of those you can throw on over white jeans or jean shorts for a cool evening. Also… every time I see these Tory Burch sandals I become more obsessed. The color is amazing!

SWEATER   Dreamers Rib Knit Open Cardigan ($35 during sale, $55 after // wearing XS)   |  TOP   Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee ($16 during sale, $24 after // wearing XS)   |  BOOTIES   Hinge Barris Block Heel Booties ($79 during sale, $120 after)  |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

Alrighty friends, here we have cardigan style number three! This one is shorter and fluffier than the first two, and feels like a dream to wear! I love the oversized fit, as well. (I’m wearing an XS!) And did you catch the third color of the BP tee I bought? Love a pop of pink in any ensemble, and this top gives just the right one!

TOP   Leith Ruffle Sleeve Lace Up Top (not online yet) |  BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)  |  JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

Do y’all remember this top from this Instagram last year? It came in a gorgeous hunter green, and sold out crazy quick! I’m predicting the same for this white style, especially since it’s marked down to such a great price. This is a great transition piece for those still-warm days of early fall!

SWEATER   BP Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan ($32 during sale, $50 after // wearing XS)   |   TOP   BP. Striped Pocket Tee ($19 during sale, $20 after // wearing XS)   |BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

Here it is… my fourth and final cardigan style from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This BP lightweight rib stitch cardigan reminds me a lot of the Halogen style above, but it’s a bit shorter and not quite as narrow, giving off a more relaxed feel. Plus, it comes in a few colors and is just $32! You’re also going to fall in love with this BP. striped long-sleeved tee. Another great fall and winter basic you can layer left and right, or wear alone!

SWEATER   BP Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan ($32 during sale, $50 after // wearing XS)   |  TOP   BP. Striped Pocket Tee ($19 during sale, $20 after // wearing XS)   |BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)   |   JEANS   Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans ($131 during sale, $198 after // sized 2 sizes down, from 25 to 23)

Why yes, this is the exact same outfit as above… just in different colors! I wanted to show y’all what these different shades looked like on. Hunter green is a fabulous fall shade to have a cardigan in. It automatically makes you feel so cozy and festive! And while I love this striped top in grey and white stripes, I think I like it in black and ivory even more! Since these pieces are so well-priced during the sale, I don’t feel guilty stocking up on a few colors I know I’ll wear a ton.

TOP   ASTR Ruffle Sleeve Choker Top ($42 during sale, $65 after // wearing XS)   |   SKIRT   Suede Mini Skirt (not online yet)   |   EARRINGS   Baublebar Drop Earrings ($33 during sale, $48 after)   |   BOOTS   Sam Edelman Camellia Tall Boot ($149 during sale, $225 after // runs true to size)

I’m loving that this top is one item from the Norstrom Anniversary Sale that you can start wearing now! It has a really cute striped pattern on it when you look closely. And y’all, this suede skirt is so good! Between the fit and the price, it’s one of the best I’ve ever come across. Can’t wait to wear all fall long!

DRESS   ASTR Ruffle Sleeve Satin Dress ($49 during sale, $74 after // wearing XS)  |   SHOES   Sam Edelman Heels (not included in the sale)

I wanted to round out today’s try-on post with my one dress purchase from the sale… this gorgeous rust-colored wrap dress! Any time I find a true wrap dress, I find it hard to say no. This is without a doubt one of the most flattering silhouettes I’ve ever found in a dress! This frock will be gorgeous for fall weddings, and to all my Longhorn ladies out there… it can totally pass for burnt orange!

Whew friends, what a haul! That only scratches the very surface of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017. Head HERE to check out the entire sale, and don’t forget, you have to have a Nordstrom credit or debit card to shop now! If you don’t have a card, the sale will open to the public on July 21st. Finally… I’ve learned time and time again that things sell out CRAZY fast during this sale, so take advantage of Nordstrom’s free shipping and return policy and pull the trigger on those pieces you love!

On an unrelated note, I am headed to somewhere incredibly exciting and fun today! I can honestly say I’ve never been here before, but it’s with a brand I’ve loved for a long time… any guesses? Check my Insta Story to see where!

Love from Texas,

Kate

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19 Comments

  1. Galo Armijos Luna said:

    ¡FELIZ DÍA DE LA VENTA DEL ANIVERSARIO DE NORDSTROM,SALUTE FROM ECUADOR.!

    Published 7.13.17 · Reply
  2. Galo Armijos Luna said:

    ! FELIZ ANIVERSARIO DE NORDSTROM,SALUTE FROM ECUADOR.!

    Published 7.13.17 · Reply
  3. I love so many of these pieces! I’m going to spend so much on good basics for the fall!

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  4. Kari said:

    Love them all!!!
    That KS red coat is amazing!!!
    xo. Kari

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    Published 7.13.17 · Reply
  5. Katie said:

    Hi! Do you know when the ideas that you highlighted that aren’t online yet will be available? Are they in the store? Love all your outfits!

    Published 7.13.17 · Reply
  6. wendy said:

    I shopped this morning and was supposed to be done with my purchases but I just love so much of what you have posted!!!!

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  7. Kayley Meggan said:

    AHHH! I’m in Spain until mid-August so I’m having to do all of my prowling online. Thank you so much for your help and suggestions!

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  8. ToRi said:

    💛💛💛💛💛 your presentations!! Can’t wait for what’s NEXT.

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  9. All of this stuff is so cute!

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  10. Alyssa said:

    I am dying over those boots! I need them!

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  11. Kharper said:

    Items that are marked ‘not available online’ when will they be in? Or does that just mean if they’re available only in store? Thanks!

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  12. AK said:

    There have been so many wonderful guides out there for the sale but yours has been my favorite, literally everything you got is exactly my style and what I’m looking for. Thanks for making it very easy to shop! :)

    PS-I might need to find a Aggie maroon dress instead of that burnt orange! :P

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  13. Paige said:

    OMG I think I want one of everything. That wool + fur vest is SO cute.

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  14. Torri said:

    Please let us know (preferably on instagram) when that vest and top go online, thanks for the awesome info!

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  15. Braelyn said:

    I LOVE those Sam Edelman boots, but they’re just a tad bit expensive for a girl on a college budget. Do you have any recommendations for a good pair of riding boots maybe closer to or under $100? Great post, those outfits are adorable!

    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  16. Ava said:

    Loving the looks you created with the striped shirts!

    Published 7.15.17 · Reply
  17. Ellen said:

    Is the white shirt that you mentioned was not online yet, online by now?

    Published 7.20.17 · Reply