what I bought at the nordstrom anniversary sale

Every summer when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog came out, my sisters and I would spend hours looking at all the clothes, circling what we hoped for. Then on day-one, my mom and us girls met our aunt, grandma and cousins for a day of chaotic shopping for a few back to school things. Shoes, stretch pants, sweater vests, anything by Esprit (I got a whole cherry ensemble one year that I adored – which included socks, skirt, shirt, jacket and a bandana. #espritoverkill).  ‘Twas a fun tradition.

Since becoming a grown up and moving to the country where the closest Nordstrom is 45 minutes away, and with the very convenient addition of online shopping, I no longer brave the crowds at the Nordstrom Sale. Schlepping my non-shopping kids to a busy mall just doesn’t sound appealing, so instead I took a few minutes this afternoon to browse and buy from the comfort of my couch.

Here’s what I bought:


Roll Sleeve Swiss Dot Cotton Shirt / Space Dye Tunic Sweatshirt / Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Tee / Zip Detail Pullover Sweater / Toms Desert Wedge Bootie / Open Front Hooded Cardigan

Because I just can’t help it, I stuck with my regular blue/gray/white/brown shoe combo. No surprise there.

Are you a Nordstrom Sale shopper? Find anything great?

P.S. happy weekend!

13 Responses to what I bought at the nordstrom anniversary sale

  1. Cadence J July 21, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    The Mr. bought me the same Tom’s wedges for Christmas, and they’re some of my absolute faves! Extremely comfortable, and the perfect neutral to pair with everything!

  2. Alison E July 18, 2015 at 12:44 am #

    I’m laughing because I ordered everything here but the zip pullover sweater when pre-sale started last week! Clearly, I like your taste! For any shorter readers, the space dye tunic is great (so soft AND covers bum weddings!) and getting it in petite made all the difference proportion-wise for me (5’2″). I’m excited to try on the open front hooded cardigan – mine hasn’t arrived yet. Think it could be one of those pieces I reach for a little too often this fall. :)

    • emily July 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      That’s too funny. Excited to get my order!

  3. Natalie July 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    Lovely! Show another post with how you styled them this fall! Thanks for the inspirations!

    • emily July 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      I will!

  4. michelle July 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    great finds!

  5. Bethany July 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    Ooh I have those TOMS wedges. Love them!! Great choices!

  6. Gina Diamond July 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    Yes, I shopped the sale! First, I love your choices. I selected some fabulous Vince Camuto boyfriend trousers in silt green….I just love the color. Then I found a wrap dress in POP red with a black maxi cardigan to go over it…such a great look…well at least on the models. Fun post!

  7. Jontal July 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Now this is a post straight at my heart! ? the girls in my family take a trip to Portland every year for a weekend of shopping without kids (except the brand new babies) or husbands!, and we try to line it up with the anniversary sale. This year we are missing it but I love that space die tunic in every color! Really cute!

  8. Jen July 17, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    I have the Toms booties and they are my absolute favorite!!
    All your purchases are great!

  9. Marissa July 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    I did go to the sale and found this adorable jacket.

    Just tailored enough to make its slouchy fabric work: http://bit.ly/1gFEPjm

    • emily July 19, 2015 at 3:20 pm #


  10. Ursula July 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    You are going to love the Toms booties! I’ve worn them for two years in a row now and they are comfy as ever :) I love your choices – and the polka dot shirt is lovely! Just found out you are a fellow PNW blogger ;) I’m in the Sammamish area. Cheers!

    Ursula @ http://kraftmint.com {lovely quick crafts}

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