My Best Purchases / / Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018.

Today is the day – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 just opened up to the public! I shopped on the first day (read my recap of that here!), waking up like a crazy person at 6 to shop and honestly… it was worth it. I got a lot of basics that I LOVE (and some super cute dresses), and ended up keeping every single thing I bought (this never happens – I’m fussy and always end up returning something). Today I wanted to share a few of the things I bought with you.. there were some clear winners.

Outfit Details: 

Vince Cardigan (SO so soft and something I’ve wanted forever – this was my big splurge item from the sale – wearing a small) // Camisole (wearing a small) // Good American Jeans (wearing a 4 – size wayyy down, I’m usually a size 28 or 29 in denim!) // BaubleBar Earrings

what to buy at the nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 // grace atwood, the stripe

shop my favorite things… from left to right!

// Good American Jeans // Lace Top // Barefoot Dreams Wrap (bought the cardigan last year and still LOVE it) // Socks (yes I know, I am super cool but this sale is the only time I buy socks!!!) // Booties // Beachwaver Curling Iron (read about that here!) // Neulash (read about it here) // Feathers Bra // ASTR Dress // Nude pumps // BaubleBar Earrings // Elemis Face Wash // Vince Cardigan

As a very random aside that is going to make me sound very old: these little booties were the surprise winner from the sale. I love them so much. They are filled with lavender and a little bit heavy and feel like a gravity blanket for your feet. I know that sounds funny but they are amazing. LOVE! I am going to sound like such a grandma but I just love lounging at home reading or watching TV with these on my feet!

I also snagged this little lace top (pictured with the same pair of Good American Jeans).

It’s so cute and such a fantastic deal for $39! I’m wearing a small and I just wore a nude bra under mine but you could easily wear a little cami under it for a more conservative look or for work!

The top is currently sold out (hoping they restock!) but I do love this and this (or for something sleeveless, how about this or this?)

And Good American makes some of my favorite denim. The fit (as long as you size down) is perfection and they are nice and high-waisted. So flattering, so comfortable – I tell everyone to get a pair. I have two pairs but they have holes in them. This pair feels a little more polished.

I also bought this cute polka dot dress (in a small) which I LOVE. And this button front floral dress (pictured, in a medium) is amazing – it’s so pretty and so flattering. Both keep selling out, so I am crossing my fingers that they bring ’em back!

Created in partnership with Nordstrom & Shopstyle // Photography by Trent Bailey.


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  1. The Vince Cardigan sounds so cosy! It’d be perfect for my upcoming trip to Paris and London. It looks so sophisticated, but isn’t too OTT, as well. Thanks for the rec, Grace! 🙂

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  2. MarciaMarciaMarcia:

    I am clearly larger in the chest region than you are. I bought that ASTR dress and it fit great everywhere, except for my chest which just spilled out of it. So a warning to the well-endowed that this one might not be as great as it looks. The good news is that it was sold out so someone got lucky with the one I returned! 🙂

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    • Oh no! Sorry to hear that! I find it a little tight through the shoulders but otherwise it fits me like a glove!

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  3. Angela:

    I love, love that flowered number! I’m one of those people who is guilty of never paying attention to good basics – so maybe now is the time to invest!

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