What I Actually Bought | Nordstrom Anniversary sale

what I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

Hope everyone has been able to snag at least some of the items on your wishlist! If you aren’t able to shop yet – don’t fret. Your time is coming soon. If you saw my huge Nordstrom Anniversary Sale try-on you know that there are tons of great fall staples circulating this year. However, I had a budget and I stuck to it. So what exactly did I buy this year? I’ll be sharing that below.


First, this dress was NOT something I thought I was going to purchase! However, once I tried it on I also knew I couldn’t leave without it. It was like nothing I had in my closet. It was so flattering and also comfortable. I did size up to a small and happy I did.White is not very forgiving. This also comes in black and still in stock.

what I actually bought Nordstrom anniversary sale

I don’t think I have ever shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary sale without purchasing at least one Leith cardigan. This year I got this pretty olive color which is perfect for fall. I size down to an XXS. This sweater is under $50 during the sale and comes in a ton of colors. I needed a good striped tee so I grabbed this one from Caslon for only $11. Another great basic that comes in a bunch of colors.

what I actually Nordstrom anniversary sale

Ok, I had to snag this Free People sweater that I have had my eye on since the last Nordstrom sale. This sweater is currently sold out in beige but there are other color options available. I went with my true size but wish I had sized up. Surprisingly, this doesn’t seem to run as big as other FP pieces. Paired with the busted knee FP jeans. These are still in stock and I suggest sizing up in these as well.

What I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

This is the very popular BlankNYC leather jacket. The one I am wearing is actually from last year. The version this year has silver hardware and much softer. I was able to try it on during my huge Sale in store try-on (HERE) and fell in love. For under $50 it is a steal and the quality is awesome. This is one of my favorite looks. I know so many of you are looking forward to purchasing the Spanx today. I can’t believe they are still in stock. Make sure to size up one for the best fit.

What I actually Bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

These Leith cardigans are another piece that gets so much wear. They go over everything and look great dressed up or down. They come in so many colors. I paired it with this Caslon tee thats under $12 and such a great basic. They run a tad oversized so stinking with your true size will give you this same look. I mean, is there anything the Spanx leggings don’t go with??
What I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is when I snag all the Barefoot Dreams items. This Circle hem cardigan gets more wear than anything else in my closet. It’s seriously the best and still in stock! They are a few other styles this year and recommend getting your hands on one if you can. These are the magic Wit&Wisdom ab-solution jeans that are incredible (run TTS).
what I actually Bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

This sweater is totally underrated during this sale. It’s off the shoulder detail is super cute and come-on 3 colors. I would definitely size down in this one. The sweater is also long enough to wear with leggings which I love. It would look great with Spanx and over the knee boots. Again, these are the FP jeans (size up). These flats sold out super fast. However, there are amazing Amazon dupe that’s under $40.
What I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

I never let a Nordstrom Anniversary sale go by without snagging a neutral bootie! This year was Marc Fishers. I found the style to pair well with so many looks. They come in 2 colors. I did size u p a half size in these. There were a ton of cute bootie styles during the sale, however I want it to be different from anything I currently had in my closet.
What I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

This year I finally purchased the In the Wild Barefoot Dreams blanket! I go this color and the cream and gray. I’m so happy with home and my whole family has been fighting over them..haha! They are certainly worth it when you can grab them on sale. They sold out in record time but I will keep my eyes peeled for restocking. They are only $118 during the sale until they go back ups to $180
What I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

These sneakers were not something I originally had my eye on. However, during my try-on at the Nordstrom Northshore I kinda fell in love. I didn’t currently own a high top sneaker and I loved the leopard tongue. These also come in two other patterns. If you love your sneakers like I do, snag them! They are $80 during the sale and then go back up to $135.
What I actually bought Nordstrom Anniversary sale

Well, The day is finally here for all of you waiting for Public Access. I know it probably seems like you have been waiting forever. I will make sure to keep my eyes on restocks. Hope you found this helpful. The sale goes until August 30th when prices will go back up. I want to thank you in advance for shopping through my links!

Happy Shopping!


My name is Gretchen Michelle. A fashionista, coffee lover and mom who believes in living life to it's prettiest potential through fashion, beauty, and health.

Let's Be Friends

Shop My LTK

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Get weekly updates on current sales, what I'm wearing, how I am juggling motherhood and so much more!