Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Top Picks
purse: AllSaints, sunglasses: Ray Ban, dress: Veronica Beard, jumpsuit: BB Dakota, earrings: Bony Levy, ring: Monica Vinader, crossbody bag: Tory Burch, camisole: Paige, boots: Franco Sarto, jeans: Good American

With a cooldown of the massive sales and the world opening up, the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is especially welcome right now. The once-a-year Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my clients’ favorite sale. They don’t call it an “event” for nothing. It’s one of the very few sales that dramatically discounts brand-new, coveted merchandise and go-to classics. We all munch at the bit for this baby. This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has over 100 new brands added and 3,606 discounted items for women, 1522 more items than last year — and I looked at every single one of them. Yes, every single one of them. My eyes hurt, but it was worth it. Below are my top picks from this year’s sale.

When Can I Start Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

You heard the sale starts on July 12, so you go to the website and try to purchase, but alas, you are not allowed! That is because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is like a caste system. Nordstrom credit card holders shop first, and there is a tier of power within those folks as well. The more you shop at Nordstrom, the more powerful you become, mwah ha ha! Here is the schedule of who is allowed to shop first:

  • Monday, July 12 – Nordstrom credit card holders with Icon Status get first dibs. This is the most exclusive Nordstrom status and you must spend at least $15,000 a year to achieve Icon status.
  • Wednesday, July 14 – Nordstrom credit card holders with Ambassador status — those who spend $5,000+ a year — can shop now.
  • Friday, July 16 – Nordstrom credit card holders with Influencer status can start shopping now. You must spend $500 a year to have Influencer status.
  • Wednesday, July 28 – Everyone can shop now!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be overwhelming. One, it’s easy to overshop. Two, it can be time-consuming to browse 3,000+ items. Three, everything sells out so fast! I already have a huge issue with everything selling out at Nordstrom. I have heard many a frustration from V-Style readers when my recommended Nordstrom items in any blog post, let alone this one, sell out within 15-minutes of it going live. And if you’re one of my clients who has received one of my online shopping lists, you are fully aware of how quickly things sell out. To counter these issues, here are my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping tips:

  1. To avoid overshopping, make a list of what you need or want before browsing.
  2. Instead of browsing 3,606 items yourself, browse the recommended shopping lists of your favorite bloggers. Oh, look! You’re already on that.
  3. Order two sizes of any item you adore. If you wait until after the item arrives to size up or down, the item in the color or size you want will most likely be sold out.
  4. Set an alert on your phone for the day you are allowed to start shopping (check your status above).
  5. If an item is sold out, check back every few days. Half the items that sell out right away will come back in stock from all the returns.

To elaborate, items will sell out right away, but many will come back in stock due to returns. This is mostly due to the overshopping we discussed. People go manic and shop insane amounts and then realize they don’t actually need most of what they bought, or the size is off, and they end up returning at least half of what they purchased. So, you may think that shopping on July 28th will have nothing, and it will certainly be less than on July 12th, but you can get really lucky by shopping the sale late.

Anniversary Sale Tops

I have picked out the perfect selection of Nordstrom Anniversary sale tops from one of my favorite leotards to a perfect work blouse. I have only one casual top, which is fine as I am sure you have plenty of tees after a year indoors. Perhaps it was Nordstrom’s intention to cater to the gaps in our wardrobes because I feel like there’s a top for every occasion that post-pandemic life demands.

Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt

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Caslon $19 $12.90

Here is that one casual tee I mentioned. The Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt is one of my favorites for my clients. It is flattering for basically any shoulder width. Just size down if you have narrow shoulders.

Sizing Tip: Runs large, order a size down.

Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt – Plus Sizes

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Caslon $19 $12.90

Here is the plus-size version of my favorite Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt.

Ugg Cecilia V-Neck Sweater

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Ugg $88 $58.90

I adore this Ugg Cecilia V-Neck Sweater for fall dressing. The v-neck and shoulder seams will flatter every single body type.

Free People Swim Too Deep Turtleneck Sweater

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Free People $128 $79.90

Fall will eventually be here and this Free People Swim Too Deep Turtleneck Sweater will be cozy fabulous with leggings or jeans. You can even tuck the front of it into a leather skirt for an intentionally oversized look.

AllSaints Sleeveless Rib Bodysuit

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AllSaints $75 $49.90

My clients love this AllSaints Sleeveless Rib Bodysuit. It is especially lovely because you can wear a bra underneath it. This works great on my busty clients.

Cinq à Sept Marta Silk Satin Camisole

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Cinq à Sept $245 $163.90

Time to get out! I have a few clients who are really loving the silk camisole look, and this Cinq à Sept Marta Silk Satin Camisole is one of the best. Obviously, you can wear a strapless bra, but I hate those. Instead, I prefer pasties. Or, my favorite option: wear it over a minimalist bra/ bralette in a matching or complementary color. Luckily, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also has a ton of beautiful bras on sale, which you will see featured below. Try a navy bra with this one.

Paige Cicely Leopard Print Camisole

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Paige $159 $104.90

Here is another fabulous “going out” camisole. Pair the Paige Cicely Leopard Print Camisole with the  Commando Butter Bralette featured below and also on sale!

Lafayette 148 New York Scottie Dot Print Silk Blouse

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Lafayette 148 New York $598 $398.90

We all need some new work tops. This Lafayette 148 New York Scottie Dot Print Silk Blouse is a delightful addition whether you are still “zooming” in to work, or going back to the office.

Co Scoop Neck Silk Top

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Co $495 $328.90

This Co Scoop Neck Silk Top is the perfect top for going back to work in comfort.

Anniversary Sale Athletic Wear + Loungewear

I am sure you have noticed that I have been featuring more athletic wear posts. I have never worked out more since the pandemic. We all need that serotonin and dopamine from physical exertion. I am starting to see a real difference in attitudes and general happiness between those who work out and those that don’t. Let’s get moving ladies! And of course I added a few loungewear items in case you need a refresh. Love those house socks.

Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts

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Zella $49 $29.90

These highly rated Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts are perfect for working out or playful casual wear. That side pocket is everything.

Bombas Women’s 6-Pack Assorted Ankle Socks

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Bombas $72 $46.90

EVERYONE loves bombas socks. So buy the Bombas Women’s 6-Pack Assorted Ankle Socks. You will not regret it.

Bombas Assorted 3-Pack Space Dye Ankle Socks

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Bombas $36 $23.90

Okay, maybe you’re not ready to buy 6-pairs. Buy the Bombas Assorted 3-Pack Space Dye Ankle Socks instead.

Tommy John Second Skin Lounge Pants

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Tommy John $64 $42.90

I love these super soft Tommy John Second Skin Lounge Pants. Definitely refresh your loungewear regularly so you don’t look like a bum.

Nordstrom Snug Comfort 2-Pack Chenille Socks

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Nordstrom $19 $9.90

I cannot get enough of house socks and I adore the gorgeous sage color of these Nordstrom Snug Comfort 2-Pack Chenille Socks.

Anniversary Sale Handbags

The accessories this year are on fire. I scored some fantastic handbags for you this round. I have bags for all your “I-don’t-have-to-stay-home-anymore” occasions. Below are my top picks.

Clare V. Single Sac Bretelle Suede Shoulder Bag

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Clare V. $275 $164.90

I love the cool uniqueness of this Clare V. Single Sac Bretelle Suede Shoulder Bag. It’s perfect for the weekend.

Madewell Genuine Calf Hair Edition Leather Pouch Clutch

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Madewell $59.50 $39.90

I rarely carry a clutch, but when I do it is lightweight, like this Madewell Genuine Calf Hair Edition Leather Pouch Clutch. It’s perfect for the fall.

Madewell The Transport Camera Bag

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Madewell $128 $84.90

I adore the color and look of this chic Madewell The Transport Camera Bag. The outside pocket is calling your cell phone’s name.

Tory Burch Carson Zip Top Crossbody Bag

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Tory Burch $248 $149.90

I don’t love that branding, but this Tory Burch Carson Zip Top Crossbody Bag is the perfect size and color for going out.

Dagne Dover Small Vida Organic Cotton Tote

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Dagne Dover $145 $98.90

White may not be the best color for this bag, but you can really see the details of the Dagne Dover Small Vida Organic Cotton Tote in this shade. Get it in black, and carry everything you could possibly need.

AllSaints Kita Leather Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

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AllSaints $298 $199.90

I love the utility of the zipper closure and crossbody strap on the AllSaints Kita Leather Shoulder/Crossbody Bag. And you know I love that color.

AllSaints Alpha Convertible Leather Backpack

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AllSaints $379 $226.90

You know I am all about the backpacks as you saw in my post Wearing A Backpack Versus Carrying A Purse. This AllSaints Alpha Convertible Leather Backpack is perfect for the weekend and casual evenings out. The color is everything.

Best Of The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Jewelry

The jewelry selection is HOT. Do you remember how bare the sale was last year? Man, talk about a comeback! I cannot encourage you enough to splurge on these amazing deals. You will wear these pieces over and over again. I have never been more delighted by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale jewelry selection. Get on this ladies. My personal stylist-approved picks are below.

Jenny Bird Faye Hoop Earrings

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Jenny Bird $95 $59.90

The Jenny Bird Faye Hoop Earrings can be an everyday earring with a little more edge and interest than the usual hoop look.

Monica Vinader x Caroline Issa Quartz Huggie Earrings

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Monica Vinader $195 $125.90

These Monica Vinader x Caroline Issa Quartz Huggie Earrings are a great change from her usual pieces. They’re great earrings for this summer.

Monica Vinader Nura Pearl Drop Earrings

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Monica Vinader $195 $129.90

I have been getting really into organically shaped pearls and these Monica Vinader Nura Pearl Drop Earrings are a wonderfully affordable version.

Bony Levy 14K Gold Linear Earrings

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Bony Levy $198 $145.90

These Bony Levy 14K Gold Linear Earrings are so sexy and versatile. Wear them for any social occasion.

Open Edit Mariner Link Shoulder Duster Earrings

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Open Edit $19 $11.90

There are not enough mixed metal earrings, so enjoy these Open Edit Mariner Link Shoulder Duster Earrings.

Madewell Edged Chain Bracelet

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Madewell $26 $16.90

I have been loving the chain pieces this year. Before splurging on the real deal, try it out with this Madewell Edged Chain Bracelet.

Madewell Confetti Acetate Hoop Earrings

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Madewell $28 $17.90

Yes, you will wear and love these Madewell Confetti Acetate Hoop Earrings. They can easily be an everyday earring or weekend favorite.

AllSaints Linear Chain Hoop Earrings

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AllSaints $39 $22.90

Yes! Another mixed metal earring. Get on these AllSaints Linear Chain Hoop Earrings.

Baublebar Mother-of-Pearl Heart Drop Hoop Earrings

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Baublebar $36 $24.90

As I mentioned in my Valentine’s post, I am starting to get really into these edgy heart pieces. These Baublebar Mother-of-Pearl Heart Drop Hoop Earrings are particularly innovative.

Monica Vinader Siren Semiprecious Stone Ring

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Monica Vinader $150 $95.90

I absolutely adore the color of this Monica Vinader Siren Semiprecious Stone Ring.

Bony Levy Audrey 14K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Bony Levy $4,095 $2,740.90

I want these Bony Levy Audrey 14K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings for all of us. This is the perfect silver tone earring that I use constantly with my clients. This is one of my top picks from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Bony Levy Bardot In-N-Out 18K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Bony Levy $4,295 $2,875.90

If you want a little more bling, go with this version of the Bony Levy Bardot In-N-Out 18K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings.

Bony Levy Skinny Stackable Diamond Bangle

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Bony Levy $2,395 $1,599.90

The Bony Levy Skinny Stackable Diamond Bangles are the stackable bracelet version of the gorgeous earrings above.

Bony Levy Oval Drop Hoop Earrings

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Bony Levy $695 $520.90

I can’t tell you how excited I am by all the creative versions of the classic hoop earring. These Bony Levy Oval Drop Hoop Earrings are beautiful and versatile.

Bony Levy Sapphire Beaded Bracelet

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Bony Levy $595 $395.90

This Bony Levy Sapphire Beaded Bracelet is the most elegant and sexy beaded option around. These look great stacked on your wrist for day or night.

Bony Levy El Mar Ruby Beaded Bracelet

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Bony Levy $595 $395.90

You can stack this Bony Levy El Mar Ruby Beaded Bracelet with itself or mix colors. I really can’t get enough of this high-end, yet casual look.

Monica Vinader Nura Reef Bar Stud Earrings

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Monica Vinader $115 $75.90

These Monica Vinader Nura Reef Bar Stud Earrings are the perfect “stud” option to pair with bold necklaces.

Bony Levy Diamond Stacking Ring

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Bony Levy $795 $529.90

I am all about those delicate investment pieces, and Bony Levy on sale is always a treat. I particularly like the rose gold option of this Bony Levy Diamond Stacking Ring since it is so hard to find a good rose gold selection. But it comes in gold and silver as well. I have all three versions in one of my client’s jewelry collection, since they are so versatile and pair beautifully with each tone cluster.

Bony Levy Bardot Diamond Stick Linear Drop Earrings

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Bony Levy $1,495 $995.90

Formal events are back. Sport these Bony Levy Bardot Diamond Stick Linear Drop Earrings with your silver-based look.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Accessories – My Top Picks

When I say accessories, I am referring to belts, hats, scarves, and sunglasses and the selection is, you guessed it, awesome! Especially the sunglasses, just in time for summer! It’s so great to see so many brands included in this sale.

Quay Australia Its My Way 61mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Quay Australia $55 $35.90

I am enjoying the rise of decently priced cool and quality sunglasses. The Quay Australia Its My Way 61mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses in this pink shade are fabulous. They scream spring and summer.

Versace 54mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Versace $290 $185.90

These Versace 54mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses in clear are so wonderfully flattering and the clear is deliciously versatile. Find some clear shoes to pair them with my post on all-things clear.

Ray-Ban 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Ray Ban $165 $99.90

I love the lightness and versatility of these Ray-Ban 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses. You can wear them year-round for a unique, yet versatile look.

Madewell Blanket Scarf

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Madewell $45 $29.90

Outdoor dining is definitely not going away anytime soon. And as you know from my post on How To Wear A Shawl, scarves like this Madewell Blanket Scarf make for the perfect summer “jacket.” You can easily store it in your purse and whip it out to provide some extra warmth when the sun goes down. Plus, this delicious cream color will transition nicely from summer to fall.

Treasure & Bond Wide Brim Felted Wool Panama Hat

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Treasure & Bond $59 $38.90

I work with and style hats constantly, so I was absolutely delighted by the uniqueness of this Treasure & Bond Wide Brim Felted Wool Panama Hat. This is perfect for fall and not what you usually see.

Nordstrom Plaid Woven Cashmere Scarf

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Nordstrom $119 $78.90

This Nordstrom Plaid Woven Cashmere Scarf is perfect for outdoor dining. And as I already mentioned, if you check out my post on How To Wear A Shawl, you’ll see scarves like this one are the perfect summer “jacket.” You can easily store it in your purse and whip it out to provide some extra warmth when the sun goes down. Plus, this lavender shade is perfect for summer, but also works year-round.

Treasure & Bond Leather Oval Buckle Belt

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Treasure & Bond $39 $25.90

I am a collector of perfect tan belts, and this Treasure & Bond Leather Oval Buckle Belt fits the bill beautifully. This is a treat of a casual brown belt. Pair it with a flirty summer dress for a cool day look.

Madewell Medium Perfect Genuine Calf Hair Belt

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Madewell $42 $27.90

I guarantee you it is not cheesy to get this Madewell Medium Perfect Genuine Calf Hair Belt and the matching clutch together. Pair it with these white Marc Fisher boots, jeans, and a tee and you have yourself a very cool look, my friend.

Nordstrom Trimmed Buckle Belt

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Nordstrom $55 $35.90

I can’t you tell enough how much I love stretch black belts like this Nordstrom Trimmed Buckle Belt. It is so forgiving for when you eat! This is only for long torsoed women, so short torsos will need to skip this baby.

Anniversary Sale Pants

We have some good pants on sale this year! Basically, every style of pant you need this summer and fall is in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The denim game has never been stronger for the sale. Stock up on those jeans, girl.

Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants

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Eileen Fisher $168 $99.90

My size 14+ clients absolutely love these Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle Pants, and this shade of blue is much needed in most of your wardrobes.

Kut from the Kloth Donna Fab Ab High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

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Kut from the Kloth $89 $58.90

These Kut from the Kloth Donna Fab Ab High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans are the PERFECT shade of medium blue for optimal versatility. And the fit is always favorable with this brand. They just don’t have the structure and longevity of the higher-end babies on this list.

Eileen Fisher High Waist Ankle Leggings

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Eileen Fisher $98 $59.90

Eileen Fisher made amazing leggings some years ago and then I never saw them again. The fact that these Eileen Fisher High Waist Ankle Leggings exist in the sale blows my mind. I can’t wait for you to have these! They are amazing for women with insecurities about their thighs, waist, bum, or hips.

Good American Good Classic High Waist Raw Hem Jeans

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Good American $169 $109.90

I ordered these Good American Good Classic High Waist Raw Hem Jeans for myself since I am currently doing some heavy-duty, straight-leg jean research.

AG The Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

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AG $225 $149.90

The AG The Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans are the perfect summer jean. Pair them with sandals and light-colored tops.

Mother Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans

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Mother $228 $149.90

The reviews for these Mother Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans are shockingly positive so I had to throw these up here for you ladies itching for a new kind of relaxed jean.

Cinq à Sept Tous Les Jour Giles Joggers

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Cinq à Sept $265 $176.90

These Cinq à Sept Tous Les Jour Giles Joggers are beloved and now on sale. Get ’em while they’re discounted!

7 For All Mankind Alexa High Waist Crop Wide Leg Jeans

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7 For All Mankind $198 $129.90

I am personally a fan of the cropped, wide-leg jean trend for a fresh new jean look. Pair these 7 For All Mankind Alexa High Waist Crop Wide Leg Jeans with casual chunk heels in summer and booties in the fall.

Good American Good Legs Raw Hem Skinny Jeans

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Good American $145 $94.90

Again, I gotta try everything Good American makes and these Good American Good Legs Raw Hem Skinny Jeans are a part of that.

Paige Transcend – Hoxton High Waist Ankle Ultra Skinny Jeans

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Paige $189 $125.90

These Paige Transcend – Hoxton High Waist Ankle Ultra Skinny Jeans are a go-to classic for many women. Time to get a pair and save.

Frame Le High Straight Leg Jeans

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Frame $210 $139.90

These Frame Le High Straight Leg Jeans are one of the best looks for a straight-leg jean option. I will definitely be trying these as well.

St. John Collection Milano Ankle Zip Stretch Pants

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St. John Collection $795 $528.90

St. John is so forgiving and the color of these St. John Collection Milano Ankle Zip Stretch Pants is phenomenal. They’re a great addition to one’s fall wardrobe.

Reiss Brianna Wool-Blend Cargo Pants

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Reiss $320 $199.90

If you are looking for a truly new kind of pant, these Reiss Brianna Wool-Blend Cargo Pants are it. I can’t wait to sport these myself!

Good American Good Straight High Waist Ankle Jeans

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Good American $129 $79.90

You guessed it, I need to try these Good American Good Straight High Waist Ankle Jeans. I can’t wait to share my straight-leg reviews with you next month.

Joe’s The Charlie Ankle Skinny Jeans

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Joe’s $178 $99.90

These Joe’s The Charlie Ankle Skinny Jeans are supposed to be great if you have “no hips” and the color is rich and fun.

Anniversary Sale Shoes

My top shoe picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are rich with treasure. I am especially in love with the tan selection and the booties are divine. I dare say, we have a shoe for everyone. Let me know if you need me to look harder at the tall boots. There was one pair that stood out to me, and I am getting a little tired of the Stuart Weitzman look that is included in the sale each year.

Söfft Carrey Slide Sandal

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Söfft $109.95 $69.90

This Söfft Carrey Slide Sandal is such a cool take on a mule. This is on my personal shopping list.

Treasure & Bond Heidi Over the Knee Boot

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Treasure & Bond $169.95 $99.90

These Treasure & Bond Heidi Over the Knee Boots are absolutely gorgeous for fall. If you can handle that high of a heel, dive into these.

Michael Michael Kors Petra Mid Sandal

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Michael Kors $135 $79.90

The lush milk chocolate brown of this Michael Michael Kors Petra Mid Sandal is deeply chic.

Steve Madden Sloanne Platform Bootie

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Steve Madden $169.96 $109.90

All my ladies under 5′ 4″ will love the height of this Steve Madden Sloanne Platform Bootie and the color is to die for. So rich!

Rag & Bone Razor Chelsea Boot

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rag & bone $495 $299.90

This Rag & Bone Razor Chelsea Boot is a gorgeous brown and the shape is lengthening and slimming. This shape is most flattering on those with medium to smaller feet. It may look too long on longer feet.

Sarto by Franco Sarto Lori Bootie

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Franco Sarto $170 $99.90

If you like the cooler, flatter booties, this Sarto by Franco Sarto Lori Bootie is for you. I love to pair these with ankle jeans or denim shorts.

Botkier Skylar Slouch Boot

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Botkier $278 $186.90

These Botkier Skylar Slouch Boots are crazy hot. You rarely see a perfect, slouchy boot, but that is what this is. Get these for fall.

Cult Gaia Cassie Slide Sandal

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Cult Gaia $428 $299.90

I honestly don’t know if this Cult Gaia Cassie Slide Sandal is comfortable, but it sure is stunning. I ordered a pair and will report back on the feel.

Timberland Courmayeur Valley Water Resistant Hiking Boot

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Timberland $160 $89.90

Put these Timberland Courmayeur Valley Boots to work! They are the real deal. I cannot rave enough about this color!

Børn Bay Slide Sandal

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Børn $60 $39.90

I love this nude Børn Bay Slide Sandal for my gals who need the support, but still want a leaner look.

Anniversary Sale Outerwear

Everyone needs more outerwear. I have never met someone who had all the outerwear they needed to complement all their outfits. Go ahead and buy everything you might possibly need on my list below.

Blanc Noir Hooded Moto Blazer with Faux Leather Sleeves

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Blanc Noir $179 $114.90

The reviews of this Blanc Noir Hooded Moto Blazer with Faux Leather Sleeves are top notch and the look is utterly cool.

Veronica Beard Beacon Virgin Wool Blend Dickey Jacket

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Veronica Beard $650 $429.90

Every season there are at least three Veronica Beard blazers that I swear by. This Veronica Beard Beacon Virgin Wool Blend Dickey Jacket is going to be one of them. The versatility of this blue color is perfect for darker jean pairings.

Bernardo Belted Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat

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Bernardo $265 $149.90

You know I am obsessed with pastels in fall, so this Bernardo Belted Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat is a must. This is on my personal shopping list.

Nordstrom Signature Open Front Cashmere Cardigan

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Nordstrom Signature $299 $199.90

If you haven’t already gotten this Nordstrom Signature Open Front Cashmere Cardigan, the time is now. My clients love this for a chic look around the house or a cozy look come fall. I especially love it with leggings.

Anniversary Sale Under Garments

All my clients are desperate for comfortable bras. Thankfully, the world has finally paid attention to women’s needs and has started producing bras women actually want to wear — and the colors are perfection!

Wacoal How Perfect No-Wire Contour Bra

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Wacoal $65 $42.90

Let me count the ways I love this Wacoal How Perfect No-Wire Contour Bra. One, it gives the breast a nice shape. Two, it supports without a wire. Three, everyone needs a navy bra. Lastly, from the overall texture to the clean straps, this bra is pretty, so it’s okay for it to show if you’d like to wear it with spaghetti straps or one of those loose tanks that show under your arms.

True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette

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True & Co $44 $28.90

The True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette is great for pairing with a spaghetti strap top in a complementary color.

Natori Limitless Sports Bralette

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Natori $38 $24.90

I can’t recommend navy bras enough! It so great to see this Natori Limitless Sports Bralette in this blue. Pair it with blue tops that might show your bra straps.

Commando Butter Bralette

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Commando $64 $39.90

This Commando Butter Bralette gives you support and is more flattering and useful than those bralettes that have a square neckline. Pair it with grey tops where your straps might show.

Anniversary Sale Skirts

Okay, this is a short list, but it is mighty and it shows you how choosy I am. Nothing from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes on this list that is not fully Vanessa-approved.

Nordstrom Leather Pencil Skirt

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Nordstrom $299 $178.90

I adore a leather skirt and this Nordstrom Leather Pencil Skirt is deeply chic for a work look. I can’t wait to put this on someone!

Anniversary Sale Dresses & Jumpsuits

Last, but not least, we have my top picks from the Anniversary Sale dresses and jumpsuits. There were are so many great options for play, but not a lot for work. Check out the work dress selection for yourself, here. A lot of what they categorized for work doesn’t make a lot of sense. But let’s not waste time discussing work. Let’s play…

BB Dakota x Steve Madden Cypress Smock Waist Jogger Jumpsuit

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BB Dakota x Steve Madden $109 $64.90

I can’t wait to sport this BB Dakota x Steve Madden Cypress Smock Waist Jogger Jumpsuit. Pair it with sandals or sneakers for casual, or heels for going out.

Veronica Beard Danica Long Sleeve Cotton Dress

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Veronica Beard $375 $249.90

I love how flattering and fun this Veronica Beard Danica Long Sleeve Cotton Dress is. It is so great to see her have so many items on sale this year.

Cinq à Sept Rose Long Sleeve Stretch Denim Dress

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Cinq à Sept $395 $263.90

The Cinq à Sept Rose Long Sleeve Stretch Denim Dress looks awesome on girls under 5’4″. It is comfortable, yet makes a statement. Right now a client and I are taking off the sleeves for a less ostentatious look.

Good American Fit for Success Belted Denim Jumpsuit

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Good American $159 $99.90

This Good American Fit for Success Belted Denim Jumpsuit is a fun and edgy treat and I am excited for it to be on sale! Pair it with tan or light colored chunk heel sandals for the most flattering look.

Past Nordstrom Anniversary Sales

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Did you notice how much better the sale is this year compared to last year’s? Below are a few items from past Nordstrom Anniversary Sales for reference. As I mentioned, there are definitely more high-end and unique items included in this season’s Anniversary Sale. Last year was more about basics and affordable pieces to cater to designer’s financial constraints and the pandemic in general. Those basics were much needed in our wardrobes last year, but I am pumped to see the Anniversary Sale back in full action!

Caslon Keaton Water Resistant Lace-Up Bootie

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Caslon $119.95 $69.90

I can’t believe Caslon is making waterproof booties! I can’t wait to see how the Caslon Keaton Water Resistant Lace-Up Bootie holds up.

Natori Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra

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Natori $68 $39.90

Navy! This Natori Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra comes in navy! Do you know how hard it is to find a navy bra? And do you know how many people require a navy bra in their wardrobe? A lot! I feel like this bra is a national treasure.

Zella Studio Lite High Waist Print 7/8 Leggings

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Zella $65 $42.90

To my everlasting sadness, these Zella Studio Lite High Waist Print 7/8 Leggings do not have a pocket. But that print is so damn fresh that I had to recommend them. I’ll use these for my at-home workouts when I don’t need a pocket.

Rails Collins Military Jacket

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Rails $220 $124.90

This Rails Collins Military Jacket has been selling out and coming back in stock for over a year for a reason. It is fabulous and fresh. I have yet to tire of anything about this lightweight jacket. It is the perfect spring/summer cover-up. And, as you know from my post about the most versatile jacket color, it is versatile.

Tahari Wrap Coat

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Tahari $248 $149.90

Pictured above, this Tahari wrap coat is absolutely rich. I can’t get over this lush vicuna shade. If I didn’t already have too many coats, this would be mine immediately. It also comes in petite and Plus Size Options.

Update: It is truly beautiful, but too itchy for my sensitive skin. Some clients don’t mind it though.

Classiques  Entier Funnel Neck Tunic Sweater

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Classiques $168 $99.90

I am very much looking forward to this one for both myself and my clients. Classiques always makes a delicious sweater each fall, and this one is it this year. The Bordeaux shade is delicious and I absolutely adore a sleeveless sweater, especially in San Diego. It’s not too hot for our mild weather, but I can add a long sleeve tee underneath for my trips to London. Plus it is long enough for leggings, and we all need more tops we can wear with leggings. I do worry that it is made of wool, and not cashmere, but my fingers are crossed it won’t itch.

Update: Love the fit and feel, but it works best with black or fair colored hair. I found my brown hair was too muted in color next to the deep burgundy.

Gorjana ‘Power Stone’ Semiprecious Stone Bracelet

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Gorjana $75 $49.90

I love these stacking Gorjana bracelets, especially in the labradorite and gold combo. I often stack them with Nadri’s ‘Boho’ semiprecious stone multi-strand bracelet in black rutilated quartz. The combination is both elegant and edgy, and can be worn as everyday jewelry.

Update: Fabulous! I have already used this on clients, but just wanted to remind you how fabulous they are. Note: Some of the colors of this bracelet are cheesy. Stick with the color I have recommended.

Hinge “Cora’ Block Heel Sandal

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Hinge $99.95 $66.90

This Hinge Suede Block heel sandal is already selling out, so get on it. I wasn’t able to get it in my size, so I went with a size down with my fingers crossed yet again. This baby is the answer to your sweater-dress-in-San-Diego prayers. I am sure you have noticed you don’t know what shoes to wear with sweater dresses that are not boots. This suede block heel is your answer.

Update: These are very comfortable and exactly what I wanted them to be quality-wise. They are a touch too high for me, but many clients are loving them.

Equipment ‘Adalyn’ Print Silk Sleeveless Blouse

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Equipment $218 $129.90

Equipment is a well-fitting (although runs a bit big) go-to for silk blouses. Each season they put out a print that I love and must put on as many clients as possible. This season it is this graphic lip print. I can’t wait to wear this with my lips painted red. Cheesy? Yes, but cheeky fun, chic too.

Update: I absolutely love this! I love the feel, and the print is even better in person. I have already worn this blouse a lot.

BCBG ‘Billiee’ Colorblock Pump

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BCBG $249.95 $166.90

I have been wanting some more daring shoes lately, and I love this BCBG pump with Chanel envy. I can’t wait to pair it with my fall dresses. It will also look fabulous with a pencil skirt for work.

Update: These are so chic and sexy, plus they are comfortable, but there is something wrong with the website. Don’t select the shoe based on the little color circle pictured. Make sure you select this color: Black/Dusk/Cognac suede.

Vince Suede Scuba Jacket

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Vince $945 $632.90

Last year I put this gorgeous Vince tan suede jacket on numerous clients due to its versatility. I am beyond delighted they are bringing it back this fall at this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale price.

Trina Turk Military Coat

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Trina Turk $545 $359.90

Trina Turk has single-handedly brought back the military coat for me with this fantastically diabolical double-breasted goodie. I can’t wait to put this on someone. Look at that gorgeous flare in the back. And it comes in petite sizes.