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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: my top picks

Happy Nordstrom anniversary sale EVE for all my cardholder icons + ambassadors out there! Today, for the first year ever, icons and ambassadors can shop the sale online a day early (tomorrow the sale opens up to all cardholders!).

Today I am sharing my top picks for women’s fashion – 10 looks, some styled multiple ways [I will share my top picks from other categories later on during the sale!]. One of my favorite things about my #nsale picks this year is how VERSATILE they are! You can wear these pieces so many different ways – dress them up, dress them down. And I’m also showing y’all a wide range of price points – including budget-friendly pieces as well as my “splurge” items from this year.

There were a few things on my wishlist that would fall in my “top picks” list that my local Nordstrom did not have in store, that I will be ordering. I’ll share those items at the very bottom of this post. Things will sell out so fast, so considering Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns, I’d suggest buying stuff now while you can, and you can always return it if you don’t like it! Happy shopping!

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Look #1:

Cowl Neck Sweater | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Frame Jeans | Run true to size. Wearing size 25.

Cutout Suede Booties | Run true to size. Wearing size 8.

Tory Burch Leather Tote 

Snakeskin Trim Wool Hat

Y’all, this cowl neck sweater might just be my favorite one of the entire sale! It’s under $50 and I have no doubt it will sell out pretty quickly. It’s got that cozy, oversized fit that’s my fave for fall. You can wear it with jeans or leggings, and I am obsessed with the color. This will definitely be on major repeat this fall! I also bought in ivory!

So I’ve actually never gotten Frame jeans from the sale before, but I absolutely love them! I love this medium wash for fall and the subtle distressing. Perfect casual denim option for fall! These jeans seriously have such a slimming fit and look good on everyone! Plus, they are discounted $70 during this sale which is HUGE for designer denim!

I saw these cutout booties online before the sale and I was SO excited about them! Vince Camuto always makes such great quality shoes that don’t totally break the bank. I love that the cutout gives a little bit of a different look to an otherwise basic bootie. The color is so beautiful (I’m wearing tortilla suede) and they don’t hurt my feet at all!

This tote is the only bag i’ve purchased from the sale thus far and I LOVE it. Not only is it beautiful but it’s such a PRACTICAL bag. It’s one that will look amazing and chic with every outfit but also allows me to carry my laptop, stuff for Shiloh, snacks, lipstick bag, etc!

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Look #2:

Leather Moto Jacket | Runs true to size. Wearing size US 0 / UK 4. 

Square Neck Tank | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Rag & Bone Jeans | Run small. Wearing size 25. 

Suede Booties | Run true to size. Wearing size 8. [under $100!]

Snakeskin Mules | Run true to size. Wearing size 8. 

This AllSaints jacket is my splurge item from this year’s sale. The leather is absolute gorgeous and feels amazing, and I LOVE this blush / nude color as a fall neutral! It’s expensive, but it’s a piece I know I will have for years to come. I love it so much. I am showing it styled two ways here: dressy and casual!

I love the square neckline on this tank and the subtle blush color is so pretty. It looks really cute under jackets (like I wore here) but I also love the way it looks under blazers and cardigans. Such a flattering tank for sure!

I seriously can’t say enough good things about these Rag and Bone jeans. They are the perfect dark wash jeans and they’re just tailored perfectly! I like them because they hold you in in all the right places, but they’re still insanely comfortable. These jeans are 100% worth every penny IMO. I’m certain I’ll be wearing them for years!

These suede booties are such a great go-to for the fall! They’re under $80 and are such a good neutral color that will go with literally everything. This will definitely be an item to sell out quick!

I absolutely HAD to include these snakeskin mules in my top picks today. They are such a fun, feminine shoe and I love the snakeskin trend for fall! They’re a bit of a splurge, but honestly I am never disappointed by Vince shoes. They’re so comfortable and easy to dress up or dress down!

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Look #3: 

Leith Jacket | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Square Tank |  Runs true to size. Wearing size xs. 

Rag & Bone Jeans | Run true to size. Wearing size 25. 

Snakeskin Loafers | Run true to size. Wearing size 8.

Tory Burch Leather Tote

Love how versatile and feminine this Leith jacket is and can’t believe it’s under $50! The color is spot on for fall and you can seriously style it a million ways. It’s a great way to make a simple jeans + tee look a little more chic!

Okay these loafers are another nod to the snakeskin trend that I’m telling you is going to be everywhere this fall. I was really surprised at just how comfortable these loafers are and how many outfits they worked with when I was styling looks for this post. They’re a great neutral shoe that is totally office appropriate too! The best part: they are under $60, so you might wanna grab ’em in two colors!

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Look #4: 

BP V-Neck Sweater | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Lace Trim Cami | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Rag & Bone Jeans | Run true to size. Wearing size 25.

Vince Slip Ons | Run a half size big. Wearing size 7.5. 

Ok I absolutely love this sweater and it’s only $29! It’s just such a great sweater you can wear anywhere and is such a great basic for the fall. I love how it looks layered over this lace cami, but you can totally wear it by itself too.

I love this lace cami because it is the perfect layering piece, especially as you get ready to transition into fall. I love the fit and that it isn’t too low, and the lace detail is just so soft and feminine. It’s such a great price and you can wear it with so many outfits!

I am SO obsessed with these Vince slip ons! Y’all might remember I have these in suede and wear them all fall and winter long. I love this mixed material look because it allows you to wear them year round. They look adorable with jeans but I really love them with leggings + athleisure outfits! You’ll see that styled later in this post!

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Look #5: 

Free People Thermal | Fit is oversized like all FP stuff. Wearing size xs.

Free People Jeans | Run small – order up a size. Wearing size 26. 

Cutout Suede Booties | Run true to size. Wearing size 8.

This is hands down my favorite thermal I’ve seen in the sale the last few years. This thermal is just a super easy to wear, everyday top. I love that it’s slightly fitted in the shoulder so it stays in place and doesn’t just totally swallow you. It’s also longer in the back so it’s so cute over leggings too!

These Free People jeans are such a great budget-friendly denim option. The busted out knees are a fun detail that just give it a really casual look. I ordered up one size and they still feel snug, so definitely go up in these.

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Look #6:

Striped Cardigan | Run true to size. Wearing size xs. 

Lace Trim Cami | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs. 

AG Jeans | Run true to size. Wearing size 25. 

Suede Booties | Run true to size. Wearing size 8.

So I was a little hesitant to share this cardigan because I know it will sell out fast, but I just love it. I have this exact cardigan in several colors, and absolutely LOVE it! The fit is perfect and it’s definitely my go-to cardigan literally year round. This pink color palette is so cute and fun for the fall too.

Okay let’s talk about these AG Jeans! The only pair of AG’s I got this year and I’M IN LOVE. I’ve never bought the “prima” fit before but I like them so much more than the other “legging ankle jean” AG usually does. The hit right at the ankle which is great, they are really slimming, and the denim feels like amazing quality. I also like having a lighter wash denim option for fall!

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Look #7:

Faux Leather Jacket | Runs true to size. Wearing size US 2.

BP Tee | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Lace Trim Cami | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Rag & Bone Dark Jeans | Run true to size. Wearing size 25.

Black Madewell Jeans | Fit a little snug. Wearing size 25.

Snakeskin Mules | Run true to size. Wearing size 8.

Similar Golden Goose Sneakers (not on sale) 

Y’all I could not believe this faux leather jacket was under $70! It seriously looks so nice and I was really impressed by the quality. If you don’t have a good black leather jacket and don’t necessarily want to splurge on a real one, I can’t recommend this one enough. The fit is really feminine and flattering, and I feel like it instantly takes your outfit to the next level.

This BP tee is $11 and is seriously the perfect basic layering tee. I like that it’s a little fitted so you don’t get lost in it, but it’s also not like skin tight either.

I was really excited when I saw that these black Madewell jeans were included in the sale because y’all know my obsession with Madewell denim runs deep. I love that these black jeans don’t have any distressing so you can easily dress them up for date night or something. They’re SO flattering and I think the raw hem detail is so cute.

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Look #8:

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (Second Cardigan here) | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

V-Neck Tee | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Airbrush Leggings | Run true to size. Wearing size xs.

Vince Slip Ons | Run a half size big. Wearing size 7.5.

If you’ve never gotten a Barefoot Dreams cardigan, then prepare to have your life changed lol. But seriously, there is nothing softer than Barefoot Dreams material. I love this cardigan especially because it  isn’t too oversized or boxy, it falls in just the right way. Also obsessed with this olive color and will 100% be grabbing this cardigan in another color! This is the Barefoot Dreams cardigan I got two years ago and I still wear it all the time!

This v-neck tee is another great basic! Super comfortable and easy to wear under stuff for the fall. Not see through at all either!

I LOVE these airbrush leggings for so many reasons. For starters, they hold you in and give you the most flattering shape. The airbrush sheen to them is really fun and slimming. Plus, I really like how versatile they are. They’re cute with oversized sweaters and cardigans, but I also love working out in these and wearing them for casual athleisure looks too!

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Look #9: 

Patagonia Pullover | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Airbrush Faux Leather Leggings | Run true to size. Wearing size xs.

Adidas Kicks | Run big – order a half size to a whole size down. Wearing size 7.

This Patagonia pullover might be my favorite one that’s ever been part of the sale. I LOVE the fit of it and it just feels so cozy. I legit live in pullovers like this in the fall. They’re so great for pairing with leggings for running errands, but I also just like wearing them around the house.

HAD to include these adidas kicks in today’s post – one of my favorite purchases from the sale thus far, and they will sell out SO quick! They are SO comfortable and the perfect everyday sneaker + look so cute with ALL athleisure outfits!

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Look #10:

Oversized Denim Jacket | Fit is oversized. Wearing size xs.

Lace Trim Cami | Runs true to size. Wearing size xs.

Black Madewell Jeans | Fit a little snug. Wearing size 25.

Suede Booties | Run true to size. Wearing size 8.

Snakeskin Trim Wool Hat 

This oversized denim jacket is a MAJOR fall staple, and honestly something you will wear year round! Y’all know what I huge fan I am of Madewell denim jackets, so NOW is the time to get it while it’s on such a great sale!

Here are a few items in my top picks that the store didn’t have, but I’m ordering online so y’all will be seeing them soon!

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Make sure to watch my instagram stories today to see ALL of these looks styled in video form! Tomorrow I will be sharing 5 more looks that incorporate my top picks as well as a round-up of this year’s HOT items, from all categories, that will sell out the quickest! Thanks for reading!

xo Lauren

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