The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to an end this Sunday August 6th and you’ve been pounded over the head with 5,000 “MUST BUY” items on Instagram, Facebook, and blogs for the past month. Look, I have a lot of great things to say about the Anniversary Sale. I use this time to stock up on things I desperately need, or foresee I will need for the fall. But at the same time, I try to reel myself in and not become at “spaver.” This is a term I learned the other day from my friend. Spend to Save = Spave. I try not to spend for the sake of spending. Hellooooo, I’m not made of money! I know that Nordstrom has a lot of incredible deals right now, but at the same time I know I can still purchase some things at a lower everyday cost, so I’m not going to buy them just for the sake of being marked down for a short period of time. Nordstrom is a marketing genius in that way – creating a sense of urgency of knowing these items are marked down until a certain date and there are limited quantities. For me… I am simply on a mission to save on quality items that I have a hard time finding at a good price elsewhere any other time of the year.

With that said, below are some of my last chance, essential Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks I recommend purchasing before the sale ends in a few days.


  1. Make + Model Gotta Have It V-Neck
  2. Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee
  3. Gibson Tie Front Cozy Fleece Pullover
  4. Gibson Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover

I purchased the Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee and no joke I have hardly taken it off. It is so comfortable, drapes perfectly and the white isn’t too see thru. The Make + Model top is very similar just with a more traditional V-Neck. I also own a fleece Gibson top from last year’s sale and it is the softest top I have ever put on my body. It’s a lightweight fleece that’s warm but doesn’t feel chunky. You will find yourself wearing it all fall & winter.


  1. Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans
  2. Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans
  3. AG The Stilt Cigarette Skinny Jeans
  4. Paige Manhattan High Waist Boot Cut Jeans

Paige Denim is my go to for jeans. They fit the body so well, have a comfortable stretch and last at least 2 years. They are an excellent buy during the sale and I think you will see bootcut and flares on repeat this fall. Rag & Bone is known to make great denim but when not on sale it’s super pricey. I snagged this chance to get them under $140! And the AG jeans are perfect if you are looking for a low-rise skinny. That tends to be my preferred style over high- or mid-rise.


  1. Caslon Swing Back Coat
  2. Trouvé Raw Edge Leather Jacket
  3. Blanknyc Faux Leather Jacket
  4. Blanknyc Suede Moto Jacket
  5. French Connection Back Belt Wool Blend Peacoat

I can’t say enough about the Blanknyc jackets. I own both the faux leather jacket and the suede moto jacket from previous sales and I wear them over and over and over. The faux leather jacket is seriously like butter on the skin. And both keep you so warm in cold weather! I threw in 1 heavier and 2 lighter options here for whatever climate you’ll be facing this fall – the Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to buy these fall essentials that usually aren’t so cheap.


  1. Franco Sarto Granite Booties
  2. Sam Edelman Merton Bootie
  3. Vince Camuto Madolee Over The Knee Boot
  4. Steve Madden Gabbie Thigh High Boot

There are plenty of adorable open toe booties on the sale, but really for fall and winter we should be investing in closed toe shoes. I love the low heel height of the Franco Sarto booties and the strappy buckle detail of the Sam Edelmans. I own an almost identical pair of Vince Camuto over the knee boots from last year’s sale and they are my favorite! And what girl doesn’t want a pair of thigh highs? The Steve Maddens are recently restocked in 2 colors and less than $90!!


  1. Zella Keep It Cool Crop Leggings
  2. Zella Live-In High Waist Leggings
  3. Zella Power Racerback Tank

I’m a huge fan of Zella (and no I’m not sponsored by them in any way). Their leggings are excellent quality, pretty prints, and last a long time. I’ve never been a Lululemon kind of girl that pays crazy prices for activewear. Zella is well-priced (especially during the anniversary sale!) and holds up.


  1. Voluspa Maison Noir Two-Wick Candle Trio
  2. Levtex Addie Crewel Stitch Accent Pillow
  3. zestt Riley Stripe Throw Blanket
  4. Votive Society Soy Wax Candle

Candles are my first purchase every. single. year. I use them so much at home and work and Voluspa and Votivo have some of my favorite scents. My husband and I are also in the process of putting together our guest room and since things like decorative pillows and throw can be stupid expensive normally (seriously – why?!), this is a great opportunity to save on some seriously cute home decor.


  1. Two by Vince Camuto Off The Shoulder Plaid Blouse
  2. Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt
  3. Hinge Button Front Dress
  4. Halogen Button Back Ruffle Hem Dress

And finally you gotta buy at least one “just because it’s cute and I want it” item. I purchased this Two by Vince Camuto top this year and didn’t realize it was fleece so that actually ended up being a pleasant surprise. I would however recommend sizing down as it’s pretty large and billowy. Rails shirts are normally well over $100, but I love them so much. Their quality is so good and I wear them over and over. The price is just a hard pill for me to swallow. But on the Anniversary Sale they are marked down to less than $100 so I say indulge! And these two dropped waist dresses are simply adorable. Think jacket on top and over the knee boots on bottom – you will be wearing that combo all fall!

I hope these Anniversary Sale picks help calm the overwhelming inventory they have marked down. Happy shopping and don’t forget the sale ends THIS Sunday!

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