2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites.
It’s the best time of year!
Today, I’m adding in my annual extra favorites post in July in honor of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
This is my favorite time to shop and I wait all year for it. BUT. Many years I have a hard time getting into the sale because it’s JULY and I don’t want to buy SWEATERS and BOOTS in JULY. All drama necessary. You know?
The crazy thing is that this year there are a lot of things that we (like, me and the kids!) can wear right now, so I’m all over that. Last year, the things I bought are things I ended up wearing the entire fall and winter. And the reason that I wanted to post this for you is because almost everything linked down below? They are things that I’ve talked about in my monthly favorites for yearssss. Like we are talking five+ years! Crazy.
Also, I can’t believe how many things I found that I liked because I LOATHED the catalog. It looks so 90s to me and while we all know that I adore the 90s and never shut up about the 90s, I do not love 90s fashion or the 90s grunge or the ugly plaid and stuff like that. So not into it.
I got to shop the sale early yesterday (basically because Nordstrom is the only place I ever shop) so I grabbed a few things and then ordered a couple more this morning. Like last year, I’ll come back to this post a few times and update what I like, what I don’t, what was worth it, what is garbage (ha) and if there is anything else that catches my eye. So make sure to bookmark it! And pleeease tell me down below what you’re loving?
This is in no way sponsored and I’m not affiliated with Nordstrom at all, but there are general affiliate links below! I shared my favorite clothing items for me, things for Max and Emilia and babies in general, some home products (HELLO CANDLES) and all the beauty things I’m freaking over. Once Eddie shops it (he gets lots of clothes for work!) I may add in some of his favorites if you want? Early access for the sale starts today, but it goes until the beginning of August. Since I have had a lot requests to do another post for this sale, I wanted to get it up now in case you’re shopping today!
BP Tonya Open Toe Mule. I’m in love with this blush shade.
Vince Alora Mule. These stuck out to me in the catalog and when I tried them on yesterday, I was sold. So sleek, so comfortable. I love Vince because the clothes and shoes are so classic. UPDATE: These ares ome of the best shoes I have EVER bought. In love!
Vince Darlington Flat. These felt like BUTTER on. I bought them in nude and think they are timeless and classic. These both are my first pair of Vince shoes and I’m so excited because they are great quality. UPDATE: Ridiculously comfortable and I love them so much.
Marc Fisher Miggi Bootie. So I am obsessed with this boot and thing it is SO cute. But to be honest, I tried this on in the store yesterday and I couldn’t even get my foot into it! It’s like the opening wasn’t big enough for a foot to slide in or something? I wear a size 7 regular and I tried on both the 7 and 7.5 and my foot just wouldn’t budge. Maybe it’s the shape of my foot? But I want this boot to work! I think it is adorable.
Vince Camuto Reeista Bootie. This is a version of the bootie that I got last year and I wore it ALL the time. It was amazing while pregnant too because with the chunky heel I wasn’t afraid of falling or slipping. So cute and comfortable!
Louise et Cie Bow Slide. I bought two slides at the sale last year (the leopard halogen and the kate spade jeweled!) and I’m so excited to see these ones. I love the pointed toe and the bow. Definitely mom-friendly when running around like a lunatic and you don’t want to be in heels.
Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Pump. I probably own more Sam Edelman shoes then any other brand. They are always ridiculously comfortable and this is my favorite brand of pump. They are a great quality and just feel as good as a high heel can feel.
Marc Fisher Hesla Pump. This was an impulse purchase that I threw in my cart. I’m dying over the blue!
Ugg Pax Wedge Boot. Remember when I couldn’t stop rambling about my Sorel wedges last year and how badly I wanted them in black? These are like the exact same thing! But in black! Woohoo! They do have a similar version of the Sorel ones I have, but they aren’t the exact same.
Free People Sunday Morning Cardigan. I have this is cream and talked about it a lot last year. Beware that it runs HUGE! Last year I bought the M/L size because I was eight months pregnant and it was enormous even then, so it is way way way oversized. It’s really chunky and soft.
Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan. I’ve raved about this for years, have bought multiples as gifts – it’s the SOFTEST, most comfortable lounging sweater in the universe. I live in it come winter.
Halogen Pocket Cardigan. I have a few of these from two years ago and they hold up great. They are perfect for warmer weather too because they aren’t super heavy. I really want the red one!
Halogen Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan. I cannot profess my love for this enough. I bought this in two colors last year and lived in it. It’s so ridiculously warm and soft. I really want the burgundy shade, but do I need three?!
Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt. I always go back and forth on Rails because this kind of plaid flannel just isn’t my thing. But the one with the hot pink? I can’t resist. I love Rails shirts that are striped or plain white the most, but these are such a good price because they are usually so, so expensive.
Free People January Tee. These are some of my favorite shirts to lounge around in because they are great for breastfeeding.
Trouve Funnel Neck Sweater. This is one of the sweaters that I can see myself LIVING in come fall.
Trouve Layering Tee. These are SO so so so soft. Couldn’t resist and bought them in blush and black yesterday.
Leith Sleek Knit Midi Dress. Leith makes my favorite casual dresses. I ordered both colors!
Rails Wren Stripe Dress. Again, the super soft Rails is something I can’t resist, and I bought this for vacation next week.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings. I first wrote about these in my favorites a few years ago (I have them in a bordeaux color and adore them!). They are amazing leggings to wear out – super thick but stretchy.
Zella High Waist Leggings. Nothing really compares to the lululemon align pants right now,but these ones are SO good for the cold weather. They are thicker than the align pants and definitely warmer.
Blanc Noir Hooded Moto Jacket. Had to grab this because it looks like something I will wear nonstop in the fall.
Caslon Utility Jacket. This is so, so cute! I got it in the plain green beetle and love it.
Halogen Seamless Two Way Tank. This is something that my mom has loved and worn for years. And I finally grabbed some last year in nude and black. One side is a scoop neck and the other is a v-neck. It’s amazing for layering.
Chantelle Soft Stretch Bikinis. OMG. I looooove these! It seems crazy because they only come in one size but they are so soft and stretchy and amazing. I first bought these last year at the sale and I bought a bunch more this time around. Would you believe that these are so comfortable that I used them post-partum? But also in regular life? I love ’em.
Rails Short Pajamas: I had no desire to get these (or spend this much on pajamas) but then I lived in the above rails dress for six days and had to order them.
RMS Glow Set. OMG!!! The highlight I use constantly. If you buy one beauty product (well, if you like cream/gel things on your face), it should be this!
Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Skin Palette. I’m very much having a moment with CT right now. I am loving ALL of her stuff. This reminds me of the Nars of Anastasia glow palettes.
Charlotte Tilbury Pink Lipstick Set. Love love love her lipsticks.
Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette. You guys know I love these – I almost always give one away around the holidays!
Becca Passport to Glow. I had NO intention of getting this but I swatched the powder in store yesterday and it is STUNNING. I couldn’t resist. Ugh.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics. I’ve used the palette for years (it’s an amazing neutral!) but also love the setting spray!
Slip Silk Pillowcase. Obsessed. Lacy and I bought a set last year during the sale and split it. We’ve been using them ever since!
Beauty Blender Set. This is one of the only tools I use in my makeup application and I can’t believe they finally have a case for it!
Lanolips Lano Coconutter Trio. I love the balm by this brand and was so excited to see a set. And coconut!
Supergoop Sunscreen Trio. Only Eddie and I used this (I don’t use spray sunscreens on the kids), but we go through it like crazy since we are both so pale.
Supergoop Hand Cream Set. I have this near my kitchen sink and use it constantly. One of my resolutions every year is to use SPF on my hands.
Kate Somerville Exfolikate. I first tried this at the anniversary sale a few years ago! I use it once a week on my face and keep it in the shower.
SKII Deluxe Skin Set. You may remember that last year is when I bit the bullet and discovered the SKII essence. It’s incredible and I use it daily. This set is great because it also has the sheet mask!
Kate Somerville Exfolikate. This is an incredible exfoliator. I keep mine in the shower!
Jo Malone Cologne Set. I don’t think there is a a JM scent that I don’t love.
Jo Malone Cologne Collection. You seriously can’t beat the sets of these! I love them for the travel size purposes too.
St Tropez Jumbo Self Tan Express. This is the ONLY self tanning foam I use. This was in my cart instantly!
Simple Human Sensor Mirror. I’ve had my eye on one of these for years. The mirror I have (a cheapy from Target!) broke a few weeks ago and we have yet to replace it sooo… I’m going with this.
BABY & KIDS
I didn’t find a ton of clothing for Emilia, but I found lots for Max! There is also a lot of baby gear in the sale that I’ve used for years, and that’s amazing.
Nuna Convertible Car Seat. This is the car seat we use for Max! Can’t even believe this is in the sale.
Baby Bling Headbands. These are the only headbands I have Emilia wear because they are so stretchy and soft.
Little Giraffe Luxe Blanket. Lacy gifted me one of these blankets for Max and it is so soft. These are wonderful gifts, but also perfect for home. I love them.
Ugg Glitter Bootie. I couldn’t resist because I mean… pink glitter!
LouLou Lollipop Teething Toy. I’ve mentioned these in the last few baby favorites and they are Emilia’s favorite. Plus they are so super cute! I bought the taco one. Obviously.
Dockatot. I don’t think I’ve stopped raving about the dockatot since Emilia was born. This is what I traveled with EVERYWHERE (plane and car) for the book tour. Definitely a huge favorite.
aden + anais silky soft swaddles. I’ve bought my aden swaddles here since 2014 and they are the softest (so much softer than the ones at Target)
Vineyard Vines Quarter Zip Pullover. We each have one or two of these and this price is amazing. I usually get one for Max and it’s even great when we’re out late on vacation and it’s breezy.
Vineyard Vines Jersey Polo. And this is too adorable to NOT get.
North Face Quilted Sweater Jacket. I always get Max a North Face or Patagonia jacket in the sale because they are a great price. Currently debating on if I can get one for Emilia based on sizing and knowing how she is growing!
Nike Dry Zip Hoodie. This is something we have in our car at all times. It’s perfect for all seasons.
Stem Jogger Pants. So cute, right?
Stem Camo Denim Jacket. Can’t resist this on Max. He’s too adorable in these kind of things!
HOME & KITCHEN
All Clad Casserole. Seriously you cannot beat this!
Le Creuset Au Gratin Dishes. I use this size dish all the time, especially for sides during the week.
Lock Storage Container Set. I absolutely love these for photo props. I use them in real life, but they are great on camera!
Voluspa Candle Set. These have been some of my favorite candles for years.
Mini Voluspa Set. These also make for great gifts!
Jo Malone Candle Set. You guys know I’m a huge Jo Malone fan. I love the gift sets that they do at the sale because I break them up for gifts!
Dyptique Candle Set. Same as above, I’ve bought and gifted this the last two or three years!
Nest Reed Diffuser. I use these in my bathroom all year long. They last three or four months each and I adore them.
Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket. Like the sweater, this blanket is incredible. We have two of them and people fight over them at our house!
Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw. This is a slightly lower priced version and it’s the one we have in our family room. It’s awesome.
22 Comments on “2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites.”
I love looking at what you bought for your anniversary sale. I look forward to it each time! Can’t wait till it opens up for us regular members.
thanks so much giselle!! i’m going to update it tomorrow with what i liked/didn’t like for the regular sale!
I finally bought myself a barefoot dreams cardigan and throw this morning. Very excited.
And those spanx leggings are worth every penny. I got them last year and love them.
oh you will love the BD cardigan!! it’s like BUTTER.
It came and I am already obsessed. This is completely worth the investment. I also got the Blank NYC Moto with the removable hood and I’m a big fan. (I got way too many things and they are slowly trickling in). 🤦🏻♀️
Bought the Halogen Pocket cardigan in red this morning. It’s a gorgeous color and so soft.
love that!!! i got it too. so excited.
Can you show me what those UGG wedges look like on? I am not a chunky showboot person and I need some options. Are they really waterproof?
i’m guessing they are waterproof – i don’t have these exact ones, i have the Sorel brand!! the Sorel are definitely waterproof!
Just spotted these
omg these are SO cute!
Can you suggest your favorite skillet? I need a daily 10″ and a deeper 12″ for day to day use. Thanks! And, while we are at it, what’s your favorite blender? Bonus points if on sale at nordstroms or Amazon Prime day!!
i love the cerastone ceramic skillet from crate and barrel!! we use it every day.
as for blenders, my favorite is the kitchenaid pro series. i love it more than vitamix and blendtec!
Ugh, I have already done way too much damage at the Anniversary Sale. I purchased the Vince Darlington Flat in nude, the Thread & Supply fleece, The Socialite Tie Waste T-shirt dress, the Hinge Puff sleeve lace top, the leopard print pony hair now slide, the Trouve layering tee, the halogen cardigan in chinoiserie and the silk pillow cases. I had the Ugg wedge boots in my shopping cart but waited too long and they sold out, boo!! Being stuck home with broken ribs is dangerous for my wallet. Thanks for all the great finds Jessica!
this is amazing!! hahaha. the vince flats are incredible.
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I’m completely obsessed with those black Ugg’s. I have to go through my closet to make doubly sure I NEED them since I have ummmm a few pairs of waterproof boots… I live in Portland though, constant rain! Thanks for the recommendation!
you’re so welcome natalie! xo
Love your roundup! I finally bit the bullet on the St Tropez but I’ve never used it before. Do you need a mit to apply it/any special tricks or do you just rub in and apply with your hands?
Just when I thought I was done shopping the sale, the rails pajamas were purchased. I also put a men’s rail shirt in my shopping cart. It might be a early Christmas gift purchase (which I never do) for Tom. Excited for the PJ’s!
I would like to purchase a new small brush to use to apply powder blush. Do you have one to suggest? I’ve always used cheapo ones, and would like to get something worthwhile this time.
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