Sooo…you probably already know there’s a Nordstrom salleeeee….?😂
What you may not know is that it finally launches to the public on Friday July 19th!! (I’m publishing this late night on the 18th so you guys can start scoping out what you want to buy in the AM, but for many of you reading this, Friday is already TODAY!)
Anyway–because we already all have sale fatigue I tried to make this post as STREAMLINED as possible. I really love all the staples I’m sharing here with you today and *as of now* most of them are still in stock! Huzzah!
Additionally, I am fully aware that many of you are NOT shopping the sale–and frankly, good for you! If you’re on a no-shopping freeze, or you’re on a tight budget–GOOD GIRL! I’m proud of you! That being said, I definitely wanted to stick to classics here so you could shop your OWN closet and come away with lot’s of outfit inspiration, even if you aren’t buying anything new!
I did have a snafu happen with my first order, so a lot of what I ordered last Friday didn’t go through, and then by the time they figured it out, half the stuff had sold out, I had to re-place the order, and I still don’t have part of it. 😑Just in case you were wondering why NONE of the stuff I told you I was ordering last week actually made it in here. 😂(Don’t worry though, I will report back and post more reviews when the rest of my purchases arrive!)
Anyway, hope you love the post! 😘Okay, let’s jump in!
(PS sorry for my janky phone case/pop socket that fell off. Ok fine it actually fell off like a month ago and the top is still in Emma’s room somewhere but I haven’t gotten a new one and OH WELL! 😂)
Quick reference: The items I’ll be styling here:
Nordstrom sale picks–best staples + how to style them:
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: (Plus here!) $64 (marked down from $98)
I am actually SHOCKED these Spanx faux leather leggings (plus size here!) are still in stock–my other favorite faux leather leggings, the Commando leggings, sold out so fast, but these didn’t! They are both amazing–I’d say the Commando’s are more “leathery” and the Spanx are more “shiny legging-y” 😂The Spanx are great for sucking you in!
Sizing: I wear a small and I’m usually a small or XS–so if you’re typically someone who is ever in between sizes, go with the bigger size. Scroll down to all the other outfits for more ways to style these leather leggings (and links to all other items worn here!)
**Headband is actually a scarf tied in my hair. You can see my tutorial on that here. The scarf itself is old.
AG Farrah High Waisted Stretch Jeans: $149 (marked down from $225)
These jeans are my #1 denim pick from the Nordstrom sale if you’re looking for a pair of super flattering SUPER comfortable skinny jeans. UPDATE: If you see your size sold out at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales has what essentially looks like the same pair, but without the raw hem, and they’re also 30% off!
Can’t say enough good things about these jeans–they have a raw hem with a slit at the side–I’m a little north of 5’6 and they are full length on me–I roll them to wear with booties. They are so incredibly soft–they feel more like cloth than denim! They also have the perfect amount of stretch, but don’t bag out at all!
Sizing: TTS. I wear size 25 and these fit great! Scroll down to all the other outfits for more ways to style the jeans (and links to all other items worn here!)
White leather converse sneakers: $46 (marked down from $70)
You know how much I LOVEEEE my Tretorns–but they are canvas, not leather, and I know a lot of you guys don’t want to deal with canvas because it can get dirty so fast–I saw these in leather and had to try them for you anti canvas peeps–and guess what? I LOVE THEM! They’re SO great! They totally achieve the classic white sneaker look and are as versatile as the Tretorns, with the added bonus of being able to wipe them clean.
I haven’t worn them walking long distances yet but wearing them around the house they’re SO comfortable. Dfinitely way more comfortable than average converse when you first put them on. Although definitely not as cushiony and soft as the Tretorns, they’re still very comfortable. Sizing: Go down 1/2 size–they run big! Scroll down to all the other outfits for more ways to style these sneakers or any other white sneakers you have!
Steve Madden Jillian Booties: $86 (marked down from $129)
My #1 bootie pick from the sale! These are selling out SO FAST. If you see them in your size and want them, check out immediately! Also, check back often for re-stocks! This Vince Camuto pair is also part of the sale. They’re a similar shape and fully stocked! BP also makes a very similar pair that is part of the sale and comes in other colors too!
My other NSale bootie pick is the Blondo Nina booties, if you want something that is waterproof and you want a rounder toe!
I chose these Steve Madden booties specifically because I have an old pair of Dolce Vita booties that look EXACTLY like this that I’ve worn into the ground, and I haven’t been able to find anything else in their exact shape–until now! I think the heel hight, the almond toe, and where they hit at the ankle makes them super flattering while being comfy at the same time.
Sizing: Some of the reviews say they run small but I don’t find that to be true, so I guess it depends on how thick you like your socks to be.
Scroll down to all the other outfits for more ways to style these booties (or any tan booties you have!)
Louise et Cie Leopard Loafers: $99 (marked down from $149)
I think leopard loafers like these are a fantastic wardrobe staple for every closet, because they add so much more personality to an otherwise basic outfit. They’re also versatile. You’ll wear them to work but also on the weekends! I have owned a pair of Sam Edelman leopard loafers forever, but they stopped making them, so I wanted to scope these guys out for you. I love the tassel detail of this pair especially! They’re very comfortable. I feel like they’ve broken in just wearing them around the house. Sizing: size up, they run small! Scroll down to all the other outfits for more ways to style these loafers or any leopard shoes you have!
BP Waffle Henley Jumpsuit: $42 (marked down from $65)
My friend gave me heat for this one but YOU GUYS THIS IS THE AMAZON MUMU OF JUMPSUITS. It’s a WAFFLE. HENLEY. JUMPSUIT. It’s SOOO COMFY! And it ties at the waist? So flattering! Like sweatpants but a one-piece–so way chicer. PJ’s you can wear in public!! (Also hello, a great one-piece=no brainer comfy travel outfit?) I’m obsessed!
Wear it with sandals (wearing Sam Edelman Bay Sandals here–TTS) in the summer and throw on a jean jacket and sneakers (scroll down for review of these converse–also included in the sale!) for a great travel outfit any time of year! Huge plus: YOU CAN WEAR A REGULAR BRA!! The shape perfectly hides bra straps and the low back dips right above your strap in the back!
Sizing: I went with a small because XS wasn’t available when I ordered, but I’m really glad I did, because it fits perfectly, so if anything, I’d say size up. If you have a super long torso I’d say this will be too short for you. It fits me perfectly but if it were any shorter it would probably have given me a wedgie.
Plaid Cashmere Wrap/Scarf: $98 (marked down from $149)
It took me forever to decide on WHICH cashmere scarf/wrap to choose (they had a lot part of the sale!) but I ultimately picked this cashmere wrap/scarf because I love the colors and plaid pattern, but also really liked that I could wear it as a scarf OR a wrap/poncho. I also love that its lightweight, which makes it ideal for travel because it stuffs easily in a bag and doesn’t make you overheat if you layer it over another sweater!
(Everything else in this outfit linked in this photo except for the tank. I wasn’t planning on using it here but I didn’t have a black and white striped long sleeve handy so this was the stand-in 😂) The tank is not part of the sale, but fully stocked! Can’t say enough good things about it!)
Caslon Long Sleeve Tee: $18 (marked down from $29)