With expansive price hikes and the world opening up, the 2022 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 3,900 discounted items for women, a few more items than last year — and I looked at every single one of them. Yes, every single one of them. There is a lot of mediocrity to sift through and my eyes hurt, but it was worth it. Below are my top picks from this year’s Anniversary Sale.
When Can I Start Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
You heard the sale starts on July 6th, 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:
- Wednesday, July 6 – 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 using a Nordstrom credit card to achieve Icon status.
- Thursday, July 7 – Nordstrom credit card holders with Ambassador status — those who spend $5,000+ a year — can shop now.
- Saturday, July 9 – Nordstrom credit card holders with Influencer status can start shopping now. You automatically get Influencer status when you sign up for a credit card.
- Friday, July 15 – Everyone can shop now!
The sale ends and prices go back up for everyone on August 1.
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:
- To avoid overshopping, make a list of what you need or want before browsing.
- Instead of browsing 3,906 items yourself, browse the recommended shopping lists of your favorite bloggers. Oh, look! You’re already on that.
- 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.
- Set an alert on your phone for the day you are allowed to start shopping (check your status above).
- If an item is sold out, check back every few days. About 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 6th, but you can get really lucky by shopping the sale late.
Best Nordstrom 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. 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.
Rebecca Taylor Deco Floral Print Pleated Silk Blouse
Halogen Women’s Crop V-Neck Cardigan
Akris Punto Stripe Cupro & Silk Blouse
Treasure & Bond Off the Shoulder Pullover
Lafayette 148 New York Mock Neck Short Sleeve Sweater
Faherty Vista Reverse Terry Knit Hoodie
Zadig & Voltaire Tink Glam Rock Satin Blouse
Vince Crushed Pleat V-Neck Top
Halogen Puff Sleeve Square Neck Sweater
ALC Delphina Silk Blouse
As you may know, I adore ALC’s bold prints, and love seeing this gorgeous blouse included in the sale.
Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt
Reiss Yasmin Embroidered Top
Reiss Talia Tipped V-Neck Sweater
Sweaty Betty Tides Open Stitch Pullover
AllSaints Puff Sleeve Butterfly Print Crop Top
Club Monaco Sculptural Sleeveless Top
Farm Rio Toucanissimo Long Sleeve Stretch Cotton Body Suit
As you know, I’m loving the vibrant prints and colors of Farm Rio. Check out my full review of the Brazilian brand, here.
Frank & Eileen Heritage Cotton Jersey Popover Henley
Veronica Beard Waldorf Ruched Cotton Top
Sweaty Betty Bouclé Funnel Neck Sweatshirt
Eileen Fisher Mock Neck Cap Sleeve Top
French Connection Mozart Popcorn Stitch Sleeveless Cotton Sweater
Free People Marlie Pullover
Topshop Women’s Polo Sweater
Madewell Ex-Boyfriend Oversize High-Low Stretch Cotton Button-Up Shirt
Anniversary Sale Athletic Wear + Loungewear Top Picks
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.
Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts
Alo Muse Ribbed Crop Pullover + Muse Ribbed High Waist Sweatpants
Bombas Women’s 6-Pack Assorted Ankle Socks
EVERYONE loves Bombas socks. So buy the Bombas 6-Pack Assorted socks. You will not regret it.
Bombas Assorted 3-Pack CushionAnkle Socks
Okay, maybe you’re not ready to buy 6-pairs. Here’s a 3-pack instead.
Sweaty Betty Explorer Zip Jacket & Tapered Athletic Pants
Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout 7/8 Leggings
FP Movement Laura Long Sleeve Top
Zella OSR Live In High Waist Pocket Leggings
Zella Live In Pocket Joggers
Everyday Ritual Penny Off the Shoulder Lounge Top & Riley Gauze Split Hem Pants
Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout Leggings
Sweaty Betty Athlete Seamless Half-Zip Workout Top
Alo Cozy Hoodie & Airlift High Waist Midi Leggings
Zella Restore Soft Pocket Leggings
Anniversary Sale Handbags
The accessories this year are solid. 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.
Sweaty Betty Recycled Polyester Rucksack
AllSaints Ray Leather Wallet
Marc Jacobs Leather Crossbody Bag
Madewell The Oversized Shopper Bag
Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Hobo Bag
Clare V. Grande Embossed Leather Belt Bag
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 am always delighted by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale jewelry selection. My personal stylist-approved picks are below.
Bony Levy 14K Gold Twisted Ball Bracelet
Bony Levy Diamond Stacking Ring
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.
Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Triple Layer Chain Necklace
Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Molten Pendant Necklace
Bony Levy Sapphire Beaded Bracelet
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.
Jenny Bird Stevie Drop Earrings
Deepa Gurnani Danika Beaded Fringe Heart Earrings
You know I love heart-shaped jewelry for Valentine’s Day and beyond. These edgy Deepa Gurnani Danika Beaded Fringe Heart Earrings are too perfect to pass up.
Baublebar Astrid Multistrand Necklace
Bony Levy Skinny Stackable Diamond Bangle
Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Double Chain Drop Earrings
Stone & Strand Royal Topaz Ring
Stone & Strand Mini Pavé Diamond Evil Eye Bracelet
Bony Levy Mykonos 14K-Gold Station Bracelet
Bony Levy Gatsby Diamond Ring
Madewell Edged Chain Bracelet
I have been loving the chain pieces this year. Before splurging on the real deal, try it out with this Madewell Edged Chain Bracelet.
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! And many of them come in the oh-so-flattering cat-eye style, which I recently did a whole blog post on. It’s so great to see so many brands included in this sale.
Miu Miu 55mm Butterfly Core Collection Sunglasses
Treasure & Bond Mixed Stitch Packable Panama Hat
Coach 57mm Gradient Square Sunglasses
Saint Laurent 56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
Nordstrom Zip Cashmere Ruana
Dolce & Gabbana 54mm Gradient Butterfly Sunglasses
Tom Ford Anya 55mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
AllSaints Long Brim Fedora Hat
Tiffany & Co. 55mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses
Quay Australia x Love Island Glow Up 55mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
Open Edit Faux Leather Beret
Best Anniversary Sale Pants
We have some good pants on sale this year! Basically, every style of pant you need this summer and fall is included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The denim game has never been stronger for the sale. Stock up on those jeans, girl.
Vince High Waist Cigarette Pants
Frame Le Grand Garçon Raw Hem Shorts
Seven Alexa High Crop Wide Leg Jeans
Two by Vince Camuto Seamed Back Leggings
These leggings by Vince Camuto have long been on my list of the Best High Waisted Leggings — what a delight to see them included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Joe’s The Mia High Waist Raw Hem Flare Jeans
Theory Women’s Relax Straight Leg Trousers
Frame Le High Raw Hem Ankle Straight Leg Jeans
KUT from the Kloth Donna Coated High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
Pistola Presley High Waist Boyfriend Jeans
RE/DONE High Waist Crop Stretch Denim Jeans
Mother The Dazzler Raw Hem Ankle Jeans
rag & bone Nina High Waist Raw Hem Ankle Flare Jeans
Joe’s The Charlie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
Good American Good Legs Raw Hem High Waist Cigarette Leg Jeans
Good American Good Straight Raw Hem High Waist Straight Leg Jeans
Good American Good Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
NYDJ Stretch Knit Trousers
Levi’s Ribcage Ripped Ankle Straight Leg Jeans
Madewell Stovepipe Jeans
You may recognize these jeans from my LTK posts. I wear them all the time.
Pistola Lennon Distressed High Waist Ankle Bootcut Jeans
Kut from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
Cinq à Sept Tous Les Jour Giles Joggers
These Cinq à Sept Tous Les Jour Giles Joggers are beloved and now on sale. Get ’em while they’re discounted!
Best Nordstrom 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.
Rebecca Allen The Block Sandy Ankle Strap Sandal
Blondo Tasel Waterproof Block Heel Bootie
Bernardo Footwear Fallyn Knee High Boot
Charles by Charles David Chisel Pointed Toe Chelsea Boot
Matisse Caty Western Pointed Toe Bootie
Cole Haan Grove Platform Sandal
Chinese Laundry Dodger Bootie
L’Agence Jeanne II Pointed Toe Bootie
Paige Farah Square Toe Bootie
Open Edit Austyn Quilted Sandal
Schutz Olly Block Heel Sandal
Blondo Tobi Waterproof Bootie
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.
Pendleton Hampton Waterproof Wool Blend Coat
Bernardo Water Resistant Recycled Nylon Jacket
Max Mara Arona Belted Double Face Virgin Wool Wrap Coat
Halogen Belted Wool Blend Coat
Veronica Beard Farley Stand Collar Blazer
Save the Duck Dorothy Longline Recycled Nylon Puffer Jacket
Farm Rio Toucanissimo Cardigan
Blanc Noir Tectonic Hooded Jacket
Nike Dri-FIT Bliss Luxe Hooded Jacket
Treasure & Bond Suede Bomber Jacket
Nordstrom Belted Longline Vest
Vince Camuto Geo Jacquard Ponte Blazer
Madewell Kent Cardigan Sweater
Treasure & Bond Houndstooth Crop Blazer
Caslon Utility Jacket
Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan
Treasure & Bond Knit Blazer
Anniversary Sale Under Garments & PJs
I am obsessed with pajamas these days. I wear them to death, and treat them like outfits, so I find I need to purchase pajamas regularly so they don’t get so worn in. Anyone feeling their coziest like I do, should pick up a few goodies below. And my underwear recommendations are essential.
Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Pajamas
Natori Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra
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.
Rails Women’s Kellen Short Pajamas
Hanky Panky Stretch Cotton Original Rise Thong
Another Vanessa-favorite item is on sale! The Hanky Panky thongs are my all-time favorite thong. You can read my full review in my post on The Most Comfortable Women’s Thongs.
Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Easy Crop Pajamas
Commando Microfiber Thong
Honeydew Intimates Star Seeker Pajamas
Best 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.
Eileen Fisher Flare Midi Skirt
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses & Jumpsuits Top Picks
Last, but not least, we have my top picks from the Anniversary Sale dresses and jumpsuits. There are so many great options for play, but not a lot for work — although workwear has gotten increasingly casual, remote or otherwise. But let’s not waste time discussing work. Let’s play…
BB Dakota x Steve Madden Nashville Tie Belt Crop Jumpsuit
Julia Jordan Floral Print Tie Neck Midi Dress
Reiss Harriet Belted Long Sleeve Chiffon Jacquard Minidress
Club Monaco Stripe Ponte Knit Maxi Dress
Frame Smocked Puff Sleeve Cotton Shirtdress
Sweaty Betty Sleeveless Jumpsuit
Halogen Knit Mock Neck Body-Con Dress
Faherty Montara Shirred Long Sleeve Linen Dress
BB Dakota by Steve Madden The Mogul Long Sleeve Blazer Minidress
Past Nordstrom Anniversary Sales
I love to compare each anniversary sale, so below are a few items from past Nordstrom Anniversary Sales for reference. For instance a couple years ago, the anniversary sale was more about basics and affordable pieces to cater to designers’ financial constraints and the pandemic in general. Those basics were much needed in our wardrobes that year, but I am pumped to see the Anniversary Sale back in full action!
Mother Fray Hem Bootcut Jeans
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.
Sarto by Franco Sarto Lori Bootie
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.
Bernardo Belted Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat
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.
True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette
The True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette is great for pairing with a spaghetti strap top in a complementary color.
St. John Collection Milano Ankle Zip Stretch Pants
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.
Treasure & Bond Leather Oval Buckle Belt
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.
Monica Vinader Siren Semiprecious Stone Ring
I absolutely adore the color of this Monica Vinader Siren Semiprecious Stone Ring.
Paige Transcend – Hoxton High Waist Ankle Ultra Skinny Jeans
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.
Børn Bay Slide Sandal
I love this nude Børn Bay Slide Sandal for my gals who need the support, but still want a leaner look.
Good American Fit for Success Belted Denim Jumpsuit
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.
Nordstrom Signature Open Front Cashmere Cardigan
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.
Natori Limitless Sports Bralette
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.
Steve Madden Sloanne Platform Bootie
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!
Madewell Genuine Calf Hair Edition Leather Pouch Clutch
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.
Ray-Ban 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
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.
Michael Michael Kors Petra Mid Sandal
The lush milk chocolate brown of this Michael Michael Kors Petra Mid Sandal is deeply chic.
Reiss Brianna Wool-Blend Cargo Pants
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!
Söfft Carrey Slide Sandal
This Söfft Carrey Slide Sandal is such a cool take on a mule. This is on my personal shopping list.
Bony Levy 14K Gold Linear Earrings
These Bony Levy 14K Gold Linear Earrings are so sexy and versatile. Wear them for any social occasion.
Bony Levy Oval Drop Hoop Earrings
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.
Good American Good Legs Raw Hem Skinny Jeans
Again, I gotta try everything Good American makes and these Good American Good Legs Raw Hem Skinny Jeans are a part of that.
Botkier Skylar Slouch Boot
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.
Paige Cicely Leopard Print Camisole
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!
Rag & Bone Razor Chelsea Boot
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.
Frame Le High Straight Leg Jeans
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.
AllSaints Sleeveless Rib Bodysuit
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.
Treasure & Bond Heidi Over the Knee Boot
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.
Clare V. Single Sac Bretelle Suede Shoulder Bag
I love the cool uniqueness of this Clare V. Single Sac Bretelle Suede Shoulder Bag. It’s perfect for the weekend.
Lafayette 148 New York Scottie Dot Print Silk Blouse
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.
Monica Vinader x Caroline Issa Quartz Huggie Earrings
These Monica Vinader x Caroline Issa Quartz Huggie Earrings are a great change from her usual pieces. They’re great earrings for this summer.
Bony Levy Bardot In-N-Out 18K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings
If you want a little more bling, go with this version of the Bony Levy Bardot In-N-Out 18K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings.
Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt
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.
Cinq à Sept Marta Silk Satin Camisole
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.
Good American Good Straight High Waist Ankle Jeans
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.
Baublebar Mother-of-Pearl Heart Drop Hoop Earrings
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.
Bony Levy Audrey 14K Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings
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.
Co Scoop Neck Silk Top
This Co Scoop Neck Silk Top is the perfect top for going back to work in comfort.
Tommy John Second Skin Lounge Pants
I love these super soft Tommy John Second Skin Lounge Pants. Definitely refresh your loungewear regularly so you don’t look like a bum.
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