Good morning! It is like Christmas in July…
I know many of you have already jump started your shopping with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as an Icon or Ambassador Card Member (and online shopping started yesterday at this level) but today marks the first day of EARLY ACCESS starting at 11:30 CST. I spent hours in the store trying on several things that caught my eye so today I’m sharing my try on session with pieces and looks that I am loving from the sale.
I’m also giving you this fall’s hottest fashion trends plus a chance to win a Nordstrom Gift Card (be sure and scroll to the end of this post).
SHOP THE COLLAGE:
If any of these looks catch your eye, DO NOT wait to order…the best of the best items ALWAYS sell out and I have heard Nordstrom is not going to be restocking as much this year. Remember these are pre-fall items that are reduced before the season even opens. Many of these items you can wear now which is a BONUS.
Be sure and scroll to the end of the post and enter the Nordstrom Gift Card raffle.
* Leopard * Reptile Prints * Ruched Sleeves * Bright & Bold Colors * Plaid & Checks * Tone on Tone * Utility * Totes & Cross-bodies * Boyfriend Jeans * Western Style Booties*
Plaid is happening in a big way as is ruching on the sleeves. This 1State Plaid Blazer immediately caught my eye. Wear it with the matching Tie Waist Pant for a polished suiting look or like I have it styled here, with my favorite jean purchase, the AG EX-Boyfriend (I sized down in this jean). I’m also wearing the must-have Vince Black Bootie. This is the ultimate city-girl shoe and it comes in 3 gorgeous colors.
Another blazer that I absolutely love is this Ruched Black Crepe Blazer by 1State. It is lined in a beautiful pinstripe silk blend. I think this blazer looks and feels way more expensive than the $86 price tag reflects. I also love all the camis offered by BP. This lLeopard Cami ($26) comes in 5 colors. Wearing my favorite jean purchase, the AG Ex-Girlfiend. This jean style is happening!
The colors in this Halogen Double Breasted Plaid Blazer are stunning with pinks, maroons and blues. This is a smart and polished silhouette perfect for the office or worn very casually.
This tartan plaid Shawl Collar Blazer will be a best seller!. The feathery fringe details almost give it a Chanel-esq feel and the matching Tweed Skirt gives it a polished suiting look. ‘Ole Miss and SMU fans would love this for some events! It is a really gorgeous, gutsy blazer.
One of my very favorite looks! This charcoal Rails Military Jacket is certainly a salute to the military/utility trend. I can see this going so many different directions in your wardrobe and is definitely a wear now item. I’m obsessed with these Good American Leopard Skinny Jeans. The fit is amazing and they look beautiful worn back to grey and black. They run TTS and I purchased my regular size 4.
This sleek Topshop Black Moto Jacket is faux leather but you wouldn’t know it. It comes in black and a platinum color. I purchased it in platinum because I have so much black. I’m wearing the Leopard Cami again and another favorite jean, Frame Le High Waist Skinnies. These have just the right amount of stretch and are super flattering! As you can see, these Vince Booties are the bomb!
Here is the Topshop Faux Moto Jacket in the platinum color (light grey). This one went home with me and I know I will wear it a ton! I always size up in Topshop so I purchased this jacket in a 6. Wearing the AG Ex-Girlfriend Jeans again…HUGE trend for fall!
If you are looking for a collector’s piece, this Bernardo Mixed Media Leather Jacket has contracting suede accents and leopard trim. The leather is buttery soft and the unexpected details give it some added interest. I doubt you have anything in your closet like this. I’ve paired this stunning piece with my favorite black jeans from the NSale, the Rag & Bone Black Raw Hem Ankle Jeans. These are just uber cool! For some reason, I always size up in R&B so you might consider ordering one size up.
Another super fun jacket is this brown Topshop Topstitched Cropped Jacket. This jacket will be your new denim jacket for the fall and its just got a little bit more interest than your typical jacket. I love it over black but it is a great early transition jacket over white jeans and a white t shirt. I’m wearing the Frame Skinny Jeans and Vince Booties again.
This jacket was my score of the day! This Avec Les Filles Canvas Cargo Jacket combines two trends in one…animal print and utility/military! I love the four pocket design and all the amazing details that went in to the construction as well as the epilautes on the shoulders. I would suggest sizing down on this jacket as it is a bit oversized.
I predict this gorgeous Faux Snake Skin Pencil Skirt by Tibi will sell out quickly. The glossy cherry red tone on this skirt is eye popping and it would be perfect with a black or grey sweater or jacket, but I like it worn with the light grey Topshop Moto Jacket. This skirt was completely sold out in the store on day 1 of the sale, so if this is something you want, I would suggest ordering it soon.
Another really pretty skirt is this bright Hot Pink Utility Midi Skirt by Topshop. It hits midi-calf and has a long, but appropriate slit. This skirt would be so pretty with a white blouse or sweater or a pink sweater for a tone on tone look. I have always loved black and pink together (I have watched Grease over 20 times) so I threw on the Topshop Black Moto Jacket.
Whether you like it or not, snake print (actually all reptile print) is slithering its’ way back into fall! This Faux Leather Snake Print Skirt by BlankNYC will be sold out VERY SOON. It is a gorgeous skirt worn with either the Faux Snakeskin Jacket that matches (completely sold out in the store so I have one on order) or with a black moto jacket. I also adore this skirt with a black or grey sweater. This cozy V-Neck Sweater comes in 5 great colors and is only $49.
Bright colors again! This is a fun, Oversize V-Neck Sweater by Topshop in a bright pinkish/purple. It also comes in a neutral oatmeal. It’s a throw on and go and a no brainer.
Another easy throw on and go sweater is this super soft Deep Hem Crewneck Sweater by Topshop. I love the light pink but it also comes in grey marl and camel. This one is super comfy and perfect for those casual days. Let’s talk about the Stacked Heel Bootie in the shop post that come in 5 colors. These are flying out the door!
This might have been one of my favorite looks because I just love navy and grey so much. This Madewell Colorblock Cardigan will be your take-it-everywhere sweater and the pockets on both sides are a plus!
This BP Long Leopard Cardigan/Duster will be sold out soon! It is more lightweight than it looks making it the perfect piece. I am wearing it with my favorite Black Skinny Jeans from Rag & Bone that have an unfinished hem and are such a great fit.
You will surely up your game in this Faux Suede Trench Coat/Duster by BlankNYC. This is sure to be one of my most loved pieces and I think this looks like a designer piece for under $100. I sized down in this to an XS.
This is a great basic black wool blend Ribbed Peplum Sweater by Boss. The bottom ribbing makes it a great black sweater to wear untucked. These Frame High Rise Crop Leopard Skinny Jeans are so fun and have an amazing fit and if I didn’t already have a pair of leopard jeans almost identical, these would have gone home with me. I adore this entire look!
One of my favorite designers is Vince and when you can grab this label on sale it is a major score. This Rib Trim Top comes in both navy and white and is a wear now item. I also like the Vince Crewneck Tank that comes in black or white.
Although you might not be looking for a coat in the heat of the summer, this Bernardo Double Face Wrap Coat in cobalt blue is absolutely stunning and for $140, It is a steal. The weight is perfect for the south and it also comes in grey. I’ve linked some of my other favorite coats available on the NSale in the shop post.
To help kickstart your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping,
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $260 Nordstrom Gift Card!
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*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.