Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Review (Part 1) + Last Day To Win $1000

nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 reviews

Are you overwhelmed by the Nordstrom anniversary sale?  This year is more intense than any other year!  There’s so much hype built around it and now there’s a million more bloggers promoting the sale that it’s almost too much.  In case you missed it, see all my sale picks HERE.  At least Nordstrom didn’t lose my packages like they did last year.  I ordered too much and I’m keeping way more than I This is just round one of my reviews.

pink long cardigan striped pocket tee blush pink mules casual outfit

Cardigan: Leith ribbed shawl cocoon cardigan (size XXS) | Tee: Madewell pocket tee (size XXS) | BP. ripped high waisted jeans (size 24) | Shoes: BP. open toe mules

Item: Leith ribbed shawl cocoon cardigan

Sizing: Sizing runs large.  I’d recommend sizing down if possible.  I’m wearing XXS and it’s generous and the length is pretty long on me.

Price: Was $69, on sale for $49.90

Item: BP. ripped high waisted jeans

Sizing: Sizing runs true to size and I’m wearing my normal size 24.  Fits comfortably without being skin tight and the crotch area is NOT baggy (biggest pet peeve).  Inseam measures 27″ and pretty decent considering it’s not petite sizing. I only have to cuff up once when worn with mules.

Price: Was $65, on sale for $42.90

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 BP. ripped high waisted jeans (size 24) | Shoes: BP. open toe mules

Item: BP. open toe mules

Sizing: Runs true to size and I’m wearing my normal size 5.  Fits comfortably as far as I can tell.  I haven’t officially worn them out yet. I usually have issues with my feet sliding with mules but my feet actually stay put which is a major plus!

Price: was $79.95, on sale $49.90

gray convertible wrap cardigan cognac crossbody fall outfit

Sweater: Gibson  | Tank: H&M (similar HERE) | Purse: Tory Burch | Pants: Ann Taylor (similar HERE) | Boots: BP. (old)

Item: Gibson convertible fleece wrap cardigan

Sizing: Runs on the larger side.  I’m wearing XXSP and it’s a very relaxed fit which I like.  This style is not mean to be worn fitted.  I have a similar sweater from a few years ago that I wore all the time.  Love this style.  The back covers your rear so you can wear with leggings and OTK boots for fall.

Price: was $68, on sale $45.90

striped pocket tee cognac cross body high waisted jeans

Tee: Madewell pocket tee (size XXS) | BP. ripped high waisted jeans (size 24) | Purse: Tory Burch

Item: Tory Burch small Marsden leather tote (in nut)

Review: This is my new favorite bag!  The leather is buttery soft yet it still has a structured shape.  I love the that you it doubles as a cross body and has an adjustable strap.  No need to punch extra holes if you’re petite.  I wear it on the very last hole and it’s the perfect length.  It has dual compartments with a center zip compartment.  It’s considered a smaller bag but I think it’s a great size!  Measures 9″W x 7 ¾”H x 3 ½”D.

Price: was $498, on sale $322.90

white jeans petite friendly OTK over the knee boots pink wrap cardigan

Sweater: Gibon convertible wrap cardigan (XXSP) | Jeans: Topshop (size 24×28, size up) | Boots: Steve Madden OTK boots

Item: Gibson convertible fleece wrap cardigan

Sizing: Runs on the larger side.  I’m wearing XXSP and it’s a very relaxed fit which I like.  This style is not mean to be worn fitted.  I have a similar sweater from a few years ago that I wore all the time.  Love this style.  The back covers your rear so you can wear with leggings and OTK boots for fall. Can’t decide which color I like better!

Price: was $68, on sale $45.90

petite friendly over the knee boots white jeans pink cardigan

Item: Steve Madden Brinkley over the knee stretch boots

Sizing: If you have small thighs or calves, these boots run VERY SMALL!  I could barely get them to stretch over my jeans.  They will look much better with skirts and dresses.  The calf circumference measures 14″ which is great for gals with narrow calves.  Shaft height measures 21.5″ – this is the perfect height for me and I have short legs.  Available in black and camel.  Love the lower 2″ heel – will be great for walking.  FYI – the camel is slightly lighter that what it appears like in my photo – the lighting was so bad when I took these so keep that in mind!

Price: was $129.95, on sale $86.90

open toe sandals petite jeans striped sweatshirt fall outfit

Sandals: Vince Camuto kentvi sandals | Jeans: AG The Legging raw hem skinny ankle jeans (size 24) | Sweatshirt: Caslon cowl neck sweatshirt (size XXSP) | Rug: NuLoom

Item: Vince Camuto kentvi sandals (french taupe suede)

Sizing: Sizing runs small so I’d recommend sizing up 1/2 size.  You know I have mad love for Vince Camuto shoes so I was not surprised that I ended up really loving these.  The color is actually lighter than what you see in my photos – it was very poor lighting when I took these.  It’s way prettier and more neutral in real life.  Will pair with basically everything!  You can wear these now and in the fall.  Very comfortable and definitely recommend.

Price: was $129.95, on sale $86.90

camel scarf white peplum tee ankle booties fall outfit

Top: Caslon peplum top (size XXSP) | Jeans: Kut from the Kloth (size 00) | Scarf: Halogen cashmere scarf | Shoes: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie

Item: Caslon peplum top (in ivory cloud)

Sizing: Sizing runs very large!  I was a bit disappointed at how big it was and I’m wearing XXSP.  I usually love the fit of this brand but they missed the mark on this on. 🙁  The material is thin and see-through.  Very basic top and the asymmetrical hem was just awkward.  I think there’s way cuter tops and the price isn’t that great.

Price: was $49, on sale $32.90

Item: Kut from the Kloth Donna release hem ankle skinny jeans

Sizing: Sizing runs true to size.  I’m trying on size 00 and it fits nicely.  I actually didn’t see petite sizing when I placed my order so now I’m a bit annoyed.  The inseam on the petite sizes would have been much better.  I had to cuff these jeans up twice just to show the dip of the booties.  I like the wash and minimal distressing but I probably won’t keep these.

 Price: was $89.50, on sale $59.90

Item: Halogen cashmere scarf (in tan indochine heather)

Review: I’m not even sure what possessed me to order this because it’s so expensive for a scarf.  I love cashmere but this is not worth it.  I’d rather use the money towards something else.  Available in seven colors but love the tan color the best.

 Price: was $149, on sale $98.90

Item: Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie (in tree house suede)

Sizing: These run really small and narrow.  I thought I would love these but they are a bit too pointy for me.  I love my Vince Camuto Franell booties way better.  Plus my feet hurt as soon as I put them on so that’s usually not a good sign.

 Price: was $149.95, on sale $99.90

wrap cardigan ag jeans open toe booties casual fall outfit

Sweater: Leith ribbed wrap sweater (size XXS) | Jeans: AG The Legging raw hem skinny ankle jeans (size 24) | Sandals: Vince Camuto kentvi sandals

Item: Leith ribbed wrap sweater

Sizing: Runs large.  I’m waring XXS and there was plenty of room everywhere – not flattering on me.  Could look really classy on someone else but didn’t do it for me.  Comes in five colors.  This is a great option for nursing moms!

 Price: was $59, on sale $39.90

Item: AG The Legging raw hem skinny ankle jeans

Sizing: Sizing runs true to size.  I love AG Jeans and if there’s a designer pair that I will spend money on, this is definitely one of the few.  I don’t know what it is about their denim but they always look and feel amazing.  I’m not a huge fan of the raw hem but it’s nice that I can cut off the length and not have to worry about alterations.  AG Jeans always run long but they are very slimming through the legs.

 Price: was $225, on sale $149.90

striped cowl neck sweatshirt casual outfit weekend style

Sweatshirt: Caslon cowl neck sweatshirt (size XXSP) | Jeans: AG The Legging raw hem skinny ankle jeans (size 24) | Sandals: Vince Camuto kentvi sandals

Item: Caslon cowl neck sweatshirt

Sizing: Sizing runs large.  I’m wearing XXSP and it’s a very relaxed fit which I don’t mind.  The material is super soft and comfortable.  Length is great and yes it covers your behind.

 Price: was $59, on sale $39.90

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  1. I think the fleece cardigan wraps and the Tory Burch purse are my favs! Especially the wrap in pink! I’m so excited to shop the sale and even have it marked on my calendar! Thanks for sharing all the great tips and ideas.

      • I am SO GLAD I found this sight! My holy grail for shopping! This will save me hours and hours of time sitting through the web . Love the layout and plan on buying everything (or most lol)

  2. I plan on getting some cute booties. I am loving all the fall boots. There are so many to choose. It’s hard to narrow it down!

  3. I recently got into booties last winter.. and I want to get some more in more colors! I am totally obsessed so I would definitely buy booties!!!

  4. I would get my daughter a couple cute dresses and I’d love a new dress myself!

  5. I would like to put my hands on a Cult Gaia bag or a cute dress from Gal Meets Glam! Absolutely obsessed with the collection!

  6. Thanks for sizing info on the stretch boots. They are adorns but I think they might be too tight for me…will have to go try em on! And I LOVE both the wrap sweater colors. You paired them perfectly!

  7. I also ordered the Leith rib cardigan in XX. It does seem like sizing runs big on so many items this year!

  8. I ordered the cocoon cardigan. I wanted to get the pink like you suggested but it was sold out in my size so I got another color. Thanks!

  9. I got up early and shopped and then shopped again the next day after I got my Nordstrom notes! I ordered several of your suggestions. Can’t wait until they come in!

  10. Love all the sale picks! Thanks for taking the time to select them all and post them. Love the Tory purses and the cardigans you highlighted. So cute!!

  11. The brand Leith has been brought to attention by a few other petite bloggers, and I’m so glad it has! I love the look & the petite friendly fits and styles. I’d love to purchase some sweaters and dress from that brand.

  12. I’ve been reading many blog try-on posts about the Nsale, but I have to say I love your transparency the most about each item. You aren’t afraid to say if you don’t like the fit or feel of an item you ordered and say if you are returning it. I really appreciate that. Other bloggers focus on what they love and are keeping, but I want to know what didn’t work, too, and why. Thanks for being so thorough with that. Helps so much!

  13. Ahhhh! Wanna try those Vince Camuto Booties!!! They look so comfy ! Thanks so much for he helpful reviews !!! 😘😘❤️

  14. Hi Annie,
    You’re still my fave petite blogger-by far! I’ve upped my style game thanks to you lol. I think I’d go back for the Tory Marsden if I won. I do NOT need another purse, but that one is so cute. Thanks for all your hard work—love following along,

  15. I ordered the wrap sweater and cowl neck sweater-can’t wait for them to come in!

  16. I follow a few other fashion bloggers but you did the best job of stying items for petites and I actually got excited about a few items the others didn’t style. So great job and I’m really considering the VC open toe booties. The heel just looks a bit high for me, so I’m going to have to go try them on. Thanks for all you do!

  17. I love the fleece cardigan wrap! I can’t decide between the colors. Maybe I will just get both!

  18. I would definitely buy the Tory Burch Marsden tote. It’s so pretty ❤️

  19. I love the wrap tops and the Leith cardagin. I just had a baby and think they would work perfectly for me to cover some things.

  20. I’m loving this pink and gray combination! Can’t wait for fall to wear booths. I do have my eye on that pink wrap.

  21. I’m going for those Vince Camino booties! Would Love the Tory Burch bag but just can’t quite commit to the expense, yah!

  22. The Leith ribbed shawl cocoon cardigan looks so stylish and cozy! And the Madewell pocket tee to go with it, of course!

  23. Thank you for your reviews! It’s so helpful to have someone who covers petite sizing!! It makes it so much easier for me to find clothes I’m not drowning in.

  24. I love that you always give us a thorough explanation on all of the things you purchase.
    I would love to buy a Tory Burch bag in pink and the Leith cocoon cardigan😍.
    & I think you should keep the Gibson fleece wrap in the pink color, I think it’s prettier😊

  25. Dying for the Tory Burch purse! I’m also going to check out the Vince Camuto sandals 😍

  26. Love all your picks for sweaters! Perfect for fall. I especially like the striped sweatshirt!

  27. I just ordered all the Vince Camuto And the Steve Madden stretch shoes. Totally in love and obsessed! 😍😍😍😍
    I hope the stuff I ordered looks good on me as it looks flattering on u. 😍✨💜🤗

  28. I loved the cashmere scarf! (Though I guess you didn’t like it as much lol)

  29. you are so wonderful and have changed my outlook on professional clothes for petite women. i thought i would always be shopping kids for everything, but you have shown us so many options that really work. I think i would purchase some staples, and a lot of shoes, because i wear size 4.5! thanks – steminism on insta

  30. The Caslon cowl neck sweatshirt is super cute! I will be on my shopping list!

  31. I love the Leith Rib Shawl Cocoon Cardigan but it looks like it’s already sold out in the grey and pink in my size 🙁

  32. I’d like to get some new booties and some cute sweaters and tops for teaching this fall.

  33. Oh my goodness, I must get my hands on the Leith ribbed wrap sweater! It’s so cute! I also want to find a pair of knee high boots! I want so much more but I am trying to keep myself on a budget, lol. College girl probs!

  34. I love the Tory Burch small Marsden leather tote. It would be a must have to buy. I also love the Madewell pocket tee with the B.P. open toe mules. I love your style!

  35. I would definitely get some cute boots, with some new fashionable tops!

  36. I’ve been following you on the Like2knowit app for probably 2 years now when it first started becoming a thing and you were the first I followed and always admired your tastes. I love the little pieces you put together and Milan is the absolute cutest! I love keeping up on what’s going on with you and Milan and I love getting outfit details. Xoxo

  37. I’m looking forward to the beauty items in the Nordstrom sale – particularly the Charlotte Tillbury lipstick set.

  38. I love the Leith ribbed Shell cardigan in the blush and ivory colors. Always love your picks and looks! So helpful for me because I’m a petite gal, too. 😉 Thank you for your hard work!

  39. I’m in love with the pink wrap! All of your outfits are just gorgeous!

  40. 💓💓💓 your style. Hoping to score awesome deals during public access.

  41. Love your outfit choices, as a new mom that gained weight none of my clothes fit and I’d love to do some shopping. 😊

  42. Love your posts and outfits! I would buy Hunter boots and matching ones for my daughter!

  43. Loving your picks girlie!! I am definitely wanting to buy cardigans for fall and booties to go with them!

  44. Hi Annie! All the soft cardigans and denim are what my dreams are made of!

  45. I’m so happy you have this blog. I can see how things look on a petite person and get a real feel for how they will look on me. Thanks!

  46. I love the Vince Camuto oTK boots, the snap cross front sweater, I’m definitely getting that. I like the TopShop cardigan too. I may get it too.

  47. Love all your reviews!! Thank you for your input, it really helps me when buying stuff that’s petite friendly (I’m 4’11!)

  48. I absolutely love the Tori Burch purse you reviewed and the striped madewell t-shirt!

  49. For sure, I’d love to buy the Tory Burch purse/tote because it’s the perfect size for my chromebook for school and those vince camuto sandals! I’m also a fan of those cardigans!

  50. It’s hard to find clothes as a petite beauty. I like the bp open toe mules. Cute color too!

  51. Is it me? Or was the sale last year much better. And the one kimono style cardigan I wanted sold out within 12 hours of the sale going live. ☹️ I’m hoping they’re gonna restock when the sale goes public.

  52. I really love your style! I would buy that tory burch purse. Love you Annie! ❤️

  53. I ended up ordering the BP lace camis (not featured here) and for $20, they were a steal!

  54. I would love to get some new basics, I’m starting at an internship soon and interviewing for dental school. So I want to update my style to include pieces that can be dressed up and down for work but still casual enough for school! I’m lookin for some classy flats and low heels.

  55. I would like to buy some barefoot dreams cardigans, the Tory Burch mules and boots

  56. Thanks for putting together such great outfits! You just made it so easy for me to shop. I ❤️ everything !

  57. I totally bought the tan and black Leith wrap sweater. I can’t wait to be able to wear it for work and play. Should have started sooner on the sale alot of sizes are out and had to ship it to the store.

  58. Absolutely love the entire look with the halogen cashmere scarf and the peplum top—I need it all. If I won, I would absolutely be getting that, some of those sandals/open toed booties, and a dress for my ex’s wedding (yay?). Your picks are always on point

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  59. Great Nsale picks! I’ve been following your Nsale adventure on your instastories too 😊

  60. Love your looks! So great to have a petite perspective. I’d love to be as stylish as you. 💕

  61. First year I’ve even given the NAS a second thought and it’s only because of your blog posts on styling the pieces. Thanks for offering such a generous sweepstake!

  62. I’d go buy the Steve madden boots 😍😍 I love everything Steve madden ! I’d also get a few things for my baby girl💗 I have yet to try the bandaid method for her but I love your blog post and your style 💕

  63. If I get the chance to get that gift card. I’ll defin getting that Tory Burch bag!!! 😍😍 I hope I win once in my life!!! 😭

  64. So thankful for your petite reviews of the nsale! You’ve helped me so much when it comes to sizing!

  65. Thanks for the suggestions! I love your style. I love how you dress Milan too. I have a 3 month old so I’m looking forward to having her in cute outfits too.

  66. Eyeing that pink fleece cardigan! I love how you styled it in that color combo.

  67. Thank you for being so detailed in your post. I love reaching your blog. I would order the booties.

  68. I bought so many things from the sale! A few new pairs of booties, that Gibson convertible cardigan, and some tops to wear to work!

  69. Always love your picks for petite girls! Fashionable and affordable, versatile as well!

  70. Gibson fleece wrap cardigan and Tory Burch purse AND crossbody are in my Cart!

  71. I’m 5′ tall, so I’m always checking out your Instagram! Love all of your posts and sale suggestions! Thank you!!

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