Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Early Access.

Top: rag & bone Jeans // Laura Mercier Palette // Chelsea 28 Mixed Sweatshirt // Argento Vivo Stick Ball Drop Earrings // Stuart Weitzman Ankle Boots // Madewell Open Cardigan

Middle: Vince Milo Loafers // Natori Feathers Bra // Faux Leather Leggings // Topshop Striped Top // Diptyque Candle Set // Velvet Pumps // Zella Leggings

Bottom: Tibi Navy Dress // Michele Watch // Halogen Ankle Wrap Flats // Argento Vivo Ball Chain Earrings // Halogen Cashmere Open Cardigan // NARS Set // Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Blouse

Hooray – it’s here!!! The (hands down), very best sale of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just kicked off this morning with early access (for Nordstrom Card holders) and there are so many things we all are going to need and/or want.  In all honesty, I don’t cover very many sales around here because I think they’re kind of boring, but this is the one sale I shop (big time) every year. What makes it so special is that everything in the sale is either full priced merchandise that will go back to regular price after the sale.. or a beauty exclusive that you can’t find anywhere else!

What I’m buying….

I buy the same things every year. I start buy using the sale to stock up on the boring things I actually need – workout gear, rag & bone skinny jeans, the best faux leather leggings (from Spanx of all places!), my favorite bra ever… and then I move onto the fun stuff as there are so many other great things going on – from pretty dresses to lace up flats to great fall boots and amazing beauty deals! Gahh!

ONE // JACKETS: While it’s hard to imagine wearing anything other than a lightweight cardigan right now, this really is the best time to grab your Fall coat. I personally LOVE this single button style coat in grey (it will look good over literally everything). and this army green anorak jacket is everything! Two personal favs: I live in my Madewell army jacket, and this Halogen blazer looks just like my favorite Helmut Lang one.

TWO // TOPS!: One of the things I love most about Nordstrom are their more affordable labels like BP, Chelsea28, Trouve, and Topshop. This year, the sale includes so many cute tops that are perfect for date night, the office, and/or happy hour. I am obsessed with the bell sleeves on this poplin top (it comes in pale blue and white) and I love this bright yellow top from Topshop. I also really love this, this, and this!

THREE // COZY OPEN FRONT CARDIGANS: There’s nothing better than a cozy cardigan, especially when it’s cashmere. You can wear these now or all Fall + Winter long. This cozy color blocked one is such a great price and looks designer. I also love this one from Madewell, this cozy cashmere cardigan coat from Vince, this ultra lightweight ($32) cardigan that comes in so many pretty colors, this under $100 cashmere wrap, and this ultra cozy long ribbed cashmere cardigan from Halogen (in my cart!).

FOUR // UNDERGARMENTS: I alluded to my favorite bra above but this is one of the only times that great basic intimates (in classic colors, nothing too crazy) go on sale like Hanky Panky and one of my favorite lace bralettes.

FIVE // BEAUTY: I mentioned this above as well but the beauty exclusives are reason alone to shop this sale. I will have a bigger post up about the beauty deals but in the meantime, I swear by SK-II and this set is a great way to try the brand, you know how much I love Neulash for longer lashes (it seriously works – read my full review here!!), this Laura Mercier palette is the absolute prettiest, and the Beachwaver is the only way I can curl my own hair – it is a total game changer!!! I also absolutely love Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair and this set is such a good price!!

PS – For my New York city gals (or if you just want a bit of styling help!) For the first time ever, Trunk Club is now letting you shop the sale in person at their club house. So you can make an appointment to shop the sale in person with one of their stylists. I’ve booked an appointment for as soon as I am back in the city next week! The New York club house is absolutely beautiful and it’s such a nice, personal way to shop. You can use this link to book an appointment.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says 7.13.17

    The Madewell Open Cardigan is super cute! Actually, I love all of your picks. The neutral colours really suit me, I just hope some of the pieces come in my size and actually fit me!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • grace at the stripe says 7.13.17

      I love a good neutral!! That’s the best part of this sale – it’s all the good stuff that usually never goes on sale!

  2. Allie says 7.13.17

    I was thinking about getting the faux leather leggings, but I am worried about sizing. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Allie says 7.13.17

      the spanx ones 🙂

      • grace at the stripe says 7.13.17

        Hi Allie!
        They run pretty true to size. I am 5’8 and wear a 6 or an 8 (or a 28/29 in jeans) and the medium is perfect on me! Hope that is helpful. I LOVE mine!!!

  3. Cy says 7.13.17

    So happy and now so angry! I’ve been calmly shopping for over an hour and their site keeps crashing!!!

  4. Cy says 7.13.17

    Still trying to place my order, keeps crashing. Nordstrom was clearly not prepared for your power! 🙂

    • Cy says 7.13.17

      Still trying! I’ve been trying for two hours to buy that coat( I need a new one desperately). They says online to call or chat, but that’s not working either. Love this sale, nice picture, but can’t buy anything. Sigh. Good luck everyone!

      • grace at the stripe says 7.13.17

        It’s working now!!!! I had the same problem earlier today.

        • Cy says 7.14.17

          My order had gone through,but I couldn’t tell. Finally they worked it out. Excited about my coat! It sold out today! At least in black. The power of The Stripe!

          • grace at the stripe says 7.14.17

            YAY! So glad you got it. 🙂 🙂 Have a great weekend, Cy! xo

  5. alyson says 7.13.17

    Love seeing what everyone is loving. So many good picks here, Grace! PS: totally interested in the beachwaver but the link goes to another post on your site.


  6. Julie says 7.13.17

    Hi Grace–I loved your post a while back with “date night tops at every price point.” I bought that black Asos kimono style top and have worn it literally 50 times. Would you consider doing another one soon? Your blog is my favorite!

    • grace at the stripe says 7.14.17

      Oh my gosh thank you so much for that feedback! What exactly are you looking to see… tops in particular? Anything else? I will work that in to my edit cal! And you are so sweet to say my blog is your fav, that is very kind. Xo

      • Julie says 7.14.17

        Just more tops, really! I feel like it’s a constant hole in my wardrobe, because I get tired of my “date night tops” pretty regularly and always want/need new ones 🙂

        • grace at the stripe says 7.14.17

          okay! Great to know!!!

  7. Rachel says 7.14.17

    Great picks! They are all so lovely!

    • grace at the stripe says 7.14.17

      Thank you Rachel!

  8. Cathleen says 7.17.17

    Love those leggings and sweaters.

    • grace at the stripe says 7.17.17

      Thank you! 🙂