2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Jessica Sturdy shares a first look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Shop her favorite finds in the store from handbags to shoes to beauty, home decor, and more.

The time is here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off this week and I always love sharing my favorite picks from the sale. (Seriously, even before it was so hyped up with bloggers, I’ve been sharing my NSale picks long before LikeToKnow.It existed!) Depending on your spend level with the Nordstrom Rewards program, you may be eligible to start shopping now. Personally, I don’t have access until Friday, but I wanted to share this post with all of my favorite things and let you know what I have on my Wish List to buy.

In years past, I’ve done a huge dressing room try-on to give you my honest feedback about how things are IRL, how they fit, etc. (You can see previous years here and here, and here.) I’m planning to go to the store on Friday, but I’m not sure what they’ll have inventory-wise, so TBD on how that post works out! Fingers crossed.

PS: If you’re not a Nordstrom Rewards member, everyone gets access to the sale on July 28th! But you can definitely log-in to your Nordstrom account now, preview the sale, and start building your wishlist.

MY SHOPPING STRATEGY  |  If you need a bit of a refresher for the Nordstrom Sale, be sure to check this post with FAQs. My main shopping strategy is updating your outerwear, jeans, and shoes, stocking up on your wardrobe basics (they always have great sweaters in the sale!), and finding great deals on my favorite beauty products, too. (See this post for my Top 10 items that I always look for during the sale.) For example, I only wear Hanky Panky underwear, but they are pretty expensive. Buying them in bulk during the Anniversary Sale definitely helps! Another pointer would be to think about the items you want to invest in later this fall.. A new coat? A new watch? A new pair of booties? A new work tote? Whatever it may be, this is a good time to try to find it marked down! Take a look through your wardrobe and evaluate what your needs are before going crazy with the sale.

In each category below, I’m listing out items that are on my personal wishlist, and in the widget below that, I’m sharing a curated selection of my favorite items in each category to help guide your shopping.

ATHLEISURE + LOUNGE  |  Joggers, pajama sets, workout sets, my favorite running shoes, Bombas socks (the best no-shows IMO!), lots of good finds in this section.

Alo Cropped Hoodie $58 (reg. $88)
Honeydew Lounge Set $34 (reg. $54)
Beyond Yoga Tank $39 (reg. $62)

I actually found this vintage-inspired crewneck sweatshirt in the men’s section, but I love it. This one and this one, too!


OUTERWEAR  |  Coats are usually my favorite section of the sale! I’ve got soooo many saved to my Wish List, it’s going to be tough to narrow down.

Avec Les Filles Faux Leather Trench $129 (reg. $199)
Sam Edelman Double Breasted Wool Coat $149 (reg. $240)
Avec Les Filles Shawl Coat $149 (reg. $279)
Sam Edelman Wool Trench in Lavender $149 (reg. $320)
Sam Edelman Faux Leather Puffer $119 (reg. $180)


DENIM + PANTS  |  While it seems like the denim selection has been larger in the past, there’s still a few pairs that I can’t wait to try.

Good American Classic Coated Jeans $115 (reg. $179)
Rag & Bone High Rise Slim Straight Jeans $149 (reg. $225)
Re/Done Stovepipe Jeans $176 (reg. $265)


TOPS + SWEATERS  |  In this section, I tried to focus on pieces with detail. Personally, I’ve been a bit bored with the same ol’ sweater that seems to be included in the sale every year.

Vero Moda Leopard Sweater $38 (reg. $59)
WAYF Esther Collar Blouse $49 (reg. $72)
Vero Moda Chaddie Chemise in Black Briggita $29 (reg. $45)
Max Mara Mesh Top $99 (reg. $165)
La Ligne Cotton Sweater $129 (reg. $195)
Rails Cotton & Cashmere Sweater $149 (reg. $228)
La Linge Braid Striped Cardigan $175 (reg. $275)
Rails Perci Sweater $145 (reg. $218)
Madewell Striped Sweater $49 (reg. $79)
Marine Layer Sweatshirt $58 (reg. $88)

You may remember this shacket that I borrowed from Dave’s closet last winter… There’s an almost identical one in the sale!


DRESSES  |  A few good dresses in here that will be great for summer and fall, as well as dressing both up and down.

Treasure & Bond Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Dress $45 (reg. $69)
Julia Jordan Floral Dress $76 (reg. $129)
Veronica Beard Cotton Dress $249 (reg. $375)
Side Knot Slipdress $49 (reg. $75)
Tie-Front Long-Sleeve Dress $59 (reg. $98)
Deep V Caftan $124 (reg. $185)


SHOES  |  Chunky lug sole boots are going to be hot again this fall and winter! A few fun mules and booties to take a look at, too.

Steve Madden Finn Chain Mules in Navy Multi $59 (reg. $89)
Caslon Water-Resistant Chelsea Boot in Black $59 (reg. $99)
Nike Vintage Court Sneakers $49 (reg. $70)
Vince Camuto Loralee Mule in Gold Snake $79 (reg. $130)
Marc Fisher Shearling Lace-Up Bootie $149 (reg. $249)
Vince Camuto Knee High Boots in Sable $149 (reg. $240)
Vince Camuto Square Toe Bootie in Sable $99 (reg. $150)
La Montelliana Shearling Hiking Boots $299 (reg. $465)
Marc Fisher Pointed Toe Bootie $129 (reg. 198)


ACCESSORIES  |  Some great steals on jewelry and sunglasses!

BaubleBar Hera Two-Tone Necklace $29 (reg. $44)
Quay Big Time Sunglasses $35 (reg. $55)
BaubleBar Vibrant Pisa Stack $38 (reg. $58)
Quay Cat-Eye Sunglasses $43 (reg. $65)
BaubleBar Set of 2 Hoop Earrings $48 (reg. $72)
Eric Javits Suncoast Hat in Antique $139 (reg. $210)


SKINCARE  |  Lots of shower and sunscreen favorites in here!

Supergoop Superscreen + Play Set $39
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil $50
Necessaire Body Set $35
Malin + Goetz Rum Body Wash $50


MAKEUP + HAIR  |  I was shocked by how many items I want in this category! Tons of great brands.

Stila Eyeliner Duo $32
Bumble + Bumble Hydration Heroes Set $35
Bobbi Brown Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks $34
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks $58
Oribe Gold Lust Set $90
Trish McEvoy EyeLift Duo $58
Briogeo Hair Set $49
Alterna Caviar Jumbo Shampoo + Conditioner $72


HOME  |  Again, wasn’t expecting to see so many home brands I like in here. (Like Boll & Branch and Night!)

Boy Smells Votive Set $80
Brooklyn Candle Set $47 (reg. $72)
Marble Lazy Susan $64 (reg. $99)
Boll & Branch Cable Throw $64 (reg. $98)
Night Trisilk Pillow $99 (reg. $150)
Modelo Beach Throw $22 (reg. $34)

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