Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: First Round Draft Picks

Hello there! Long time no post. We’ve had a busy summer with planned and surprise trips, lots of fun outings to the pool, Carowinds, neighborhood playgrounds and bountiful chalk art in the driveway.

I’ve been *trying* to write consistently again, but in the spirit of honesty, I’ve struggled to put words on the screen. Between stumbling through toddler parenthood and contemplating several prospective big life changes, I’ve felt like I’ve been treading water. This post is a stab at finding my groove again (paging Angela Basset) and putting focus back on the things I love to do, blog included.

Now let’s get to the good stuff. It’s that magical time of year again – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live for Nordstrom cardholders! Here are my favorites for women and girls thus far from the sale; I’ll add posts as the sale goes on with try-on info, men’s picks, beauty deals and finds for the home, too.

For women, or otherwise known as “what I grabbed for me:” 

Black denim under $50 – I don’t currently have a pair in this color or by Articles of Society, so these were an easy pick and I’m excited to give them a try. 


I love the sleeve on this simple Topshop turtleneck; it’s just enough to create interest and pairs well with everything from jeans to pencil skirts. 

I know…everyone had their eye on this Halogen emerald green sweater. Love the ruffled neck and color that really pops. 

Another easy sweater by Halogen that I’ll reach for again and again that’s lightweight enough to wear at the end of summer, when still besieged indoors by air conditioning, into the fall and winter.

My dear friend (and amazing, results-getting trainer) Noelle is a big supporter of Alo – I couldn’t pass these up in such a pretty dusty blue. Love the mesh cutout details and I can’t wait to sweat these up.
You can’t beat a pair of simple, chic running shoes. Excited to give these a try for lower mileage runs and cross-training. 


My favorite detail on these booties is the option to turn down the cuff – love this look and at less than $80, it’s a great price for a trendier piece. I chose the cognac suede, which will pair perfectly with dark denim. 
This blush pink tank is an easy piece to work into your stash of athleisure/workout gear. Hoping the color pairs nicely with the soft blue Alo leggings that are also on the way. 
These no-show socks are another staple at a great price. I wear them both for actual working out (not just dressed like I’m working out), athleisure looks as well as with sneakers or flats that truly keep the socks no-show. These also work for booties when you don’t want to go barefoot and stink ’em up, but need socks to stay put and out of sight.

At less than $12, this white t-shirt, a wardrobe workhorse, was a no-brainer. Wear with everything for nearly every occasion and pick it up in a few colors. You know, in case of an emergency.

What I picked up for my little one:

This vest is such a sweet shade of pink and will be adorable on C.

I buy one of Splendid’s sets for babies (now a toddler) every year from the sale – they make some of my favorite t-shirts (and activewear!) for both me and C. The navy stripe’s a classic, while the cold-shoulder and ruffles are sweet, on-trend details. Plus, the grey leggings will go with just about anything. 
Such a big fan of Native shoes for little ones, and this style is my favorite. I bought these in a size up for when she grows out of her current pair seemingly overnight. 
…and there’s no passing up this adorable pair of high-tops. She’ll look like a modern-day Punky Brewster. 
Rose gold flats will work with dresses, jeans and leggings. I love having a metallic shoe for C on hand as metallics pair with a large variety of colors. 

Every year, I grab C a North Face fleece jacket at the sale as it works well in our climate for nearly the entire fall and winter. The fleece is so soft and it washes and wears well every time.  
This Hudson set is so cute and I love how both the top and jeans can be mixed and matched with other pieces C already owns.

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