I’m SO excited to reveal what I’ve been slaving over the past couple of days in honor of the first day of the Nordstrom sale going public! 😂
I know we’re all sick of seeing the same old Nordstrom sale stuff, and that you really want to see how you can get the most of the best wardrobe staples that are marked down right now–so I thought, what better way to do that than create a Capsule Wardrobe Remix, NSale edition!?
Pretty much everything you see here is part of the Nordstrom sale, however, because certain items may be sold out in certain sizes, colors, etc, I’m also going to link to similar items (many of which are part of the sale, but some of which might not be and are from different retailers entirely).
Update: Now that the Nordstrom sale is over, almost EVERYTHING you see here has been re-stocked. It’s not on sale anymore, but hey, at least you can actually buy it now 😉
Now, let’s first do a run-down of our items, shall we?
I normally don’t buy things with high necks (for whatever reason I feel like they just don’t look great on me) but something was pulling me toward this one and I’m so glad I ordered it–I know you guys are always looking for dresses that can work for multiple occasions and this is definitely one of them! It’s great for work and other occasions where you want to be chic but conservative, but not so much so that you can’t dress it up with a pair of heels for date night. I also love that it’s flowy and lightweight, so you can wear it now with your favorite summer heels, and trade them for boots, booties, and throw on a jacket in the fall!
Note on this dress:
I’m getting lot’s of questions so I’ll answer here: I’m wearing a size 0, the sleeves are pulled up (I always do this with my sleeves haha!) but they are full length like on the website. Also, on the site the slip appears to be much shorter than it is in person. What you see here is an accurate representation of the dress!
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Suede Mini Skirt: (Under $100!)
I have been looking for a great neutral suede skirt, so I was really happy when I saw this one was part of the sale! I love BlankNYC and they are my favorite brand for suede items because their items are great quality and super affordable–this one is under $100 and also comes in grey!
Cropped flare jeans:
I think I’m going to award these Caslon cropped flare jeans #1 favorite purchase of the Nordstrom sale in 2018. I absolutely LOVE. THEM. I heard from a lot of you guys that you loved them too but had no idea how to style them, so I paired them with a LOT of different items today so you had plenty of inspiration! Another common complaint I heard is from shorter girls and how the crops are like regular pants–but good news–these come in petite, too! Run TTS!
My other jeans purchase of the sale was this pair of Joe’s jeans, which I LOVE–haha–but hilariously, we had a wardrobe malfunction and the button popped off (I 100% thing this is a fluke because I’ve had several pairs of Joe’s jeans that have lasted me years and they’ve always been really great quality–so, sadly, I had to swap them for an old pair of skinnies instead for photography purposes 😂) The skinnies you see here are old and but are most similar to this pair!
Ponte pants are essentially the best invention in workwear since…forever. They’re part leggings, part polished pant–you’ll feel like you’re in yoga pants and your boss won’t know the difference! I have this pair from Halogen (on sale for $29!!) which are great and they come in black as well as charcoal! Run TTS.
Can you tell I’ve got a thing for fall florals? This is another piece that you can start wearing now (It would be perfect with white jeans and my favorite cork heeled sandals!) I love the sheer sleeves and the peek-a-boo keyhole that just shows a hint of décolleté. (If you work in a very conservative environment, you could layer a cami underneath it if you’d prefer!)
I absolutely adore the cut of this sweater–it’s super flattering and a bit on the cropped side so it looks great with high-waisted jeans and is easy to tuck in with no added bulk that a normal sweater might have! It would be even more versatile in black! If you find the wrap sweater isn’t stocked in your size, I highly recommend checking out Everlane’s selection of sweaters.
If you love the green color but not the cut (or you don’t see your size)–this v-neck sweater comes in the same color but is a little more traditional in the cut! J.Crew also has a similar one that ties at the waist!
I think I might be the only person who has discovered this top from the sale 😂 Which I am SO HAPPY about because that means it’s still fully in-stock! It’s super comfy, is a stretchy material with a great amount of give, and is kind of a cross between a tee and a blouse. I think it’s definitely nice enough to wear in a business casual setting, but it’s really easy to dress down with jeans. It’s so much more fun than a basic long sleeved tee and right now it’s only $29!
This pretty wrap is essentially a super chic blanket that is acceptable for all social occasions. 😂 It feels like a warm hug, is so incredibly soft, and makes any outfit you pair it with look much more upscale. This is my exact color block wrap (which also comes in grey!), but they have lot’s of other kinds in stock:
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The one I’m wearing here is one I have from last year, BUT, I just found that the AMAZZINGG J.Crew Sweater Blazer from last year (that sold out super fast) is back–fully stocked–and get this–on sale today for $99! (Use code FRIDAY at checkout!) I also love this knit blazer from the Nordstrom sale (and still fully stocked in grey and every other color! Only $39!) This version is also cute that ties at the sleeves as is also on sale if you were going for something more girly!
The exact one I’m wearing here is London Fog that I’ve owned for a couple years and it’s seriously one of the best staples I own. Every girl needs a trench coat in her closet, and this version by 1901 is essentially identical to mine and comes with an awesome removable liner vest for added warmth. Plus, you can even wear the vest on it’s own, so it’s essentially two items in one! At $112, it’s really tough to beat!
Again, one of my favorite brands, BlankNYC comes through again with another beautiful suede moto jacket this year! I already have a blue one for spring and I loved it so much that I snapped this one up as soon as I could when I saw it come out in this beautiful deep ruby burgundy. I love this color because it brings a lot more personality than an outfit than brown or black would, yet it’s still surprisingly very wearable with pretty much anything you pair it with. It’s still FULLY stocked in this color, and at $125, it’s a quality investment that won’t break the bank–and you’ll be wearing it for years!
I’m wearing the Sam Edelman Caprice boots here, which are fully stocked in black but sold out in the light tan–BUT–I did find the nearly identical Thora boots on sale at Nordstrom Rack in the same color! (They’re also not as high, so they might be even better for you depending on what you’re looking for!) In terms of the Caprice boots (if you wanted them in black) the reviews are all over the board. I personally really like them–I think they’re comfortable for heeled boots and that they fit true to size. I will say that the tops are a bit more unstructured than I expected, so they look a bit slouchier vs. rigid and straight–but I think they’re beautiful boots!
These boots are so pretty! Again, you can probably tell I’m going through a moment with burgundy for fall 😂 I loved this color and I always think it’s nice to have a mix-up from tan, brown, and black boots! They’re really well made, comfortable and best of all, like all Blondo boots–waterproof!
The booties I’m wearing here are also Blondo, which means, yes, they’re waterproof! They come in several colors and run TTS. They’re very comfy BUT you do need to make sure you’re wearing ankle socks that come up over your ankle to prevent rubbing from the zipper. Otherwise, I love this similar pair that’s part of the sale as well as Sam Edelman’s Petty Chelsea Booties–not part of the sale, but only $99!
There are quite a few super cute leopard flats that are part of the sale, I knew I wanted to include them in the mix. Leopard shoes are the best way to add personality to a basic outfit and leopard pairs so well with solids and patterns alike. The exact pair I’m wearing here are Sam Edelman loafers (not on sale but SO comfy and run TTS!).
I’m rounding up my favorite on-sale pairs in the slider below:
You guys are always asking for more ideas on how to wear OTK boots, so I wanted to throw a couple outfits with over the knee boots in here! Mine are the Lowland boots by Stuart Weitzman (side note–the Tieland’s are on sale in slate grey for 40% off on Zappos!) but These Steve Madden boots are similar, on sale, and fully stocked–Shaheen got them and has been raving about them–they seem like they fit very similar to the Stuart Weitzman boots and really hug your calf and thigh!
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First up, this feminine dress, styled four ways:
This dress is perfect for the office with a pair of classic pumps, chic work tote (this is the Market Tote from Everlane actually–not from Nordstrom, haha! I just got it and it’s so roomy and beautiful!) and a trench for when it gets chilly out.
The burgundy boots are the perfect match for this dress and bring out the subtle burgundy notes in the pattern. I honestly didn’t think high boots would work with this look but the dress hits in just the right spot to where they look really chic with it! Tall tan or black boots would also look great here!
Pair it with ankle booties (any color would work here!) and a moto jacket to give it an edgy twist, making it suitable for a date night!
Featured details: I absolutely love the pleated detailing of this dress along with the subtle ruffles of the collar and sheer sleeves!
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Second, we have one of my favorites–this bell sleeve top! It’s basically like a really classy stretchy t-shirt material, so it’s easy to dress up or down! Here’s how I chose to style it:
Business casual office:
Pair it with ponte pants and some classic pumps for the office! If you don’t know about ponte pants–you’ll definitely want a pair if you work in an office environment! I also think they’re great for travel because they feel like leggings, but look like nice pants–making them super comfy but very versatile.
More than half of you (according to an Instagram poll!) work in an office that’s a little less strict on dress code, allowing you to be a little more casual and playful with your wardrobe–so pairing it with a (not too short) suede skirt, burgundy boots, and a polished trench is the perfect combination of on-trend yet still professional. If the suede skirt is too short for your office, I LOVE this floral print skirt that is really fun but cut just above the knee, so it’s more conservative–plus, the floral pattern will look SO cute with stripes!
Drinks with the girls:
Polished weekend wear:
SEE how cute these jeans are!? (I know I’m having to sell some of you on cropped flares but I consider this my newest mission to convince you that they are amazing and that you can pull them off!) This might be one of my favorite outfits of the post!
Pair your striped tee with cropped flares, booties, and that beautiful cashmere wrap again for a look that’s casual but put together enough to wear just about anywhere! (Even casual Friday at work, for those of you who work in a more corporate office!)
Featured details: I would expect nothing less from Blondo–one of my favorite shoe brands–but everything about these boots from the quality of the suede to the impeccable stitching on the soles of the boots are beautiful. Plus, again, waterproof–so you don’t have to worry about ruining them in the rain or salty, snowy sidewalks!
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This Rebecca Minkoff blouse was another one of my favorite items from the sale–I love the dainty pattern and the fact that it has so many pretty details–like super subtle dainty ruffles at the bottom, the fabric-covered buttons at the cuffs of the billowy sheer sleeves, and the peek-a-boo keyhole at the top that shows JUST the right amount of skin, but not too much to where you couldn’t make it work for the office. It’s a keeper! Here’s how I styled it:
For the corporate office:
It looks great with the office work horses–ponte pants and classic pumps!
For a night out:
And just as pretty tucked into a suede skirt along with some OTK boots for a night out. It’s subtly sexy without being “look at me” over the top.
For casual Friday:
For a look that is work-appropriate but still fashion forward, pull a blazer over the top and pair it with skinny jeans and tall boots! (Tan or black would work well here!)
For Sunday brunch:
Cute and comfortable. I love this top paired with a contrasting leopard print shoe, cropped flares and of course–the cozy cashmere wrap!
Featured details: I’m a girl who really appreciates an eye for detail–and there is no shortage of them in this blouse–from the dainty pattern to the fabric colored button at the top and sheer sleeves–you’ll get so much wear out of this blouse!
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I love this wrap sweater because it’s more refined than your average sweater–the wrap detail is so flattering and is one of the few sweaters that your husband won’t think is “grandmaish” 😂
UGH it pains me that it’s almost sold out (NORDSTROM-why are you not re-stocking?!) BUT luckily, these four outfits are so easy to replicate–you can style them with any of your favorite sweaters! (If you like the green color, definitely give this sweater a try–it’s the same color and v-neck shape, so it will be very similar!)
For the office, pair it with–what else? Ponte pants and classic heels! Finish with the cashmere wrap around your shoulders to keep you toasty in the conference room and add another level of posh polish!
Casual, yet put together with a blazer, cropped flares, and booties!
Dark forest green paired with leopard is a favorite combination of mine–the cropped flares add another layer of personality and the trench brings it all together in classic way.
At first I thought I hated the deep green with deep burgundy, but it’s actually a contrast that I ended up loving! Sometimes you have to try combinations you would never normally be drawn to to end up with a totally new outfit that you love! Finish with skinny jeans and some tall boots (for this combination, you’ll want a lighter color on the bottom to contrast the deep, dark hues on top!)
WHEW! That was a long post–but I hope it was helpful! What do you think? What were YOUR favorite purchases from the Nordstrom sale? What’s your favorite outfit above? Curious to know!
If you want to see more on-sale items, make sure to check out my try on post!