Part 3: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Reviews (plus $1500 giveaway)

Nordstrom #nsale anniversary sale 2018 reviews

Oh my goodness…the Nordstrom anniversary sale this year is bananas!  I thought last years sale was good but I’m thinking I like this year the best.  I started organizing all the items I’m keeping and it’s WAY MORE than I anticipated.  If you like something and it’s sold out, don’t lose hope because based on previous years, there was plenty of inventory after the sale and the sometimes the price was even cheaper.  Also, some items are being restocked periodically.  Be sure to check out my top 25 picks HERE, public access sale picks HERE, part one reviews HERE and part two reviews HERE.

neutral outfit idea twist front tee ruffle back cardigan peep toe camel booties petite jeans

Cardigan: Chelsea28 ruffle cardigan (size XXS, comes in gray) | Tee: BP. ruffle sleeve twist hem tee (size XXS) | Jeans: Topshop Jamie step hem skinny jeans (size 25×28, fits like size 24 in US brands) | Shoes: Kristin Cavallari lash split shaft bootie

Item: Chelsea28 ruffle cardigan (size XXS)

Fit/Review: Sizing runs large.  I’m wearing size XXS and it’s definitely a relaxed fit.  I love the ruffle back detail – so cute. I got both the ivory and gray and will keep one color. Sleeves are long on me but that’s typical for non-petite sizes.  I like it and would recommend.

Price: was $89, on sale for $59.90

split shaft camel suede booties step hem jeans fall outfit

Jeans: Topshop Jamie step hem skinny jeans (size 25×28, fits like size 24 in US brands) | Shoes: Kristin Cavallari lash split shaft bootie

Item: Kristin Cavallari lash split shaft bootie (in camel)

Sizing: Runs about 1/2 size small.  I’m wearing my normal size 5 and they fit perfectly.  Comes in three colors.  The stacked 3 1/2″ heel is just the right amount of height and very comfortable.  I didn’t think I would like the split shaft but I don’t mind them and it makes it easy for me to take on and off.  The suede is very soft and looks great with jeans.  This is my 2nd pair of Kristin Cavallari shoes and I’m pretty impressed! I also have THESE and love them.

Price: was $159.95, on sale for $99.90

striped ruffle sleeve tee camel cognac boots petite jeans

Shirt: J.Crew ruffle sleeve tee (size XXS) | Jeans: Topshop Jamie step hem skinny jeans (size 25×28, fits like size 24 in US brands) | Boots: Vionic Talia Boots

Item: J.Crew ruffle sleeve tee (size XXS)

Sizing/Review: Sizing runs small.  I’m wearing size XXS and it fits similar to a 00 petite.  Love the fit, it’s not boxy and tucks in nicely with jeans.  Stripes, ruffle sleeves, fits nicely and on sale – umm..yes.

Price: was $49.50, on sale for $32.90

plaid tie waist shirt step hem jeans camel suede booties fall outfit idea

Shirt: O’Neill arlow plaid not front shirt (size XS) | Jeans: Topshop Jamie step hem skinny jeans (size 25×28, fits like size 24 in US brands) | Shoes: Kristin Cavallari lash split shaft bootie

Item: O’Neill arlow plaid not front shirt (size XS)

Fit/Review: Sizing runs big and the original way they had it knotted was awkward and loose.  I retied it and made it as fitted as possible but it still looks big.  Sleeves are long and baggy.  Has potential but just didn’t do anything for me.

Price: Was $54, on sale for $35.90 (still pretty expensive for a plaid shirt like this)

petite friendly boots review camel boots fall outfit striped ruffle sleeve tee

Boots: Vionic Talia Boots

Fit/Review: Sizing runs true to size.  I took my normal size 5 and the foot area fits fine however the circumference is HUGE. I could fit both of my hands down the side of each boot.  It says the cirucumference is 14″ online….liiiiies!  It’s more like 18″ or something crazy (sorry didn’t have time to measure exactly).  The shaft is about right at 15″ – hits me at the knees (still too tall).  The leather is surprisingly not stiff but feels cheap.  Love the stacked 2″ heel – perfect height.  Disappointed and the search continues for the perfect pair of leather boots.

Price: was $249.95, on sale for $149.96

long cardigan step hem jeans split shaft booties fall outfit

Cardigan: Halogen long open front cardigan (size XXSP) | Tee: BP. ruffle sleeve twist hem tee (size XXS) | Jeans: Topshop Jamie step hem skinny jeans (size 25×28, fits like size 24 in US brands) | Shoes: Kristin Cavallari lash split shaft bootie

Item: Halogen long open front cardigan (size XXSP)

Fit/Review: Sizing runs large.  I’m wearing my usual size XXSP in this brand and it was huge.  I love Halogen and their sizing usually fits me nicely but this one was a total bust.  I know it’s supposed to be a “long” cardigan but omg it’s way too long even in petite sizes.

Price: was $89, on sale for $59.90

striped pocket tee cognac tote petite jeans casual weekend outfit

Tee: Madewell pocket tee (size XXS) | BP. ripped high waisted jeans (size 24) | Purse: Tory Burch small marsden leather tote | Shoes: Steve Madden (old, similar HERE)

Just wanted to let you know – this Tory Burch Small Marsden Leather Tote is now back in stock in the NUT color!  It keeps selling out so get this color for fall while you can.  I only bought two handbags from the #nsale would highly recommend this one!

Price: was $498, on sale for $322.90

high waisted petite jeans casual outfit pink mules pink tory burch handbag

Top: BP. ruffle tee (size XXS) | Jeans: Topshop Jamie step hem jeans (size 25×28 PETITE, fits like a size 24 petite in other brands and runs VERY SMALL) | Shoes: BP. mules | Bag: Tory Burch

Item: Topshop Jamie step hem jeans

Fit/Review: Sizing runs very small so I’d recommend sizing up.  Tophop jeans are cut smaller and more narrow through the legs and thighs.  They are one of my favorite brands for petite denim.  I’m wearing size 25×28 in petites which fits like a size 24 in US brands.  I love everything about these jeans.  The dark wash, cut, and high waist is so flattering and slimming.  The inseam is perfect and looks great with sandals, mules and booties.  Normally step hem jeans can be a little tricky to wear with shoes if the back hem is too long. I highly recommend these.

Price: was $75, on sale for $49.90

I’m giving away THREE $500 gift cards (3 winners) to Nordstrom so you can shop this amazing sale!  Since things are selling out incredibly fast, this giveaway will only last until 7/28 which will give you an entire week to shop the Anniversary Sale before prices go back up on August 5th.

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You MUST follow me on Instagram, tag one or more friends and LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me what you plan on buying with your gift card!  If you’re going to sign up for the bonus entry and follow via email, make sure to click the link in your email to verify it afterwards or your bonus entry will NOT count.  I know, it’s a total pain but necessary.  Thanks and good luck! XO


XO, Annie
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  1. Would love to get the Tory burch bag :). Thanks for the honest reviews. I ended up getting the stuff you got but only a few the rest are sold out.

    • I have the Tory Burch Georgia In the same color and love it! Saks had it for 290 which Nordstrom honored! It’s s great bag Annie!

  2. Thank you for your reviews! I can’t wait for all my Nordstrom packages to come in the mail

  3. I bought so much already and I’m so excited! Got my sister a bag, my nephew some shoes, and a few things for me too. Thanks so much for your reviews!

  4. You’re a thorough reviews and pictures are the best better than anyone else. Looking forward to more shopping clothes and boots hauls.. hope to see some dressier looking clothes is well in the future .😊

  5. I also ordered the vionic boots and they are huge (calf circumference). I love the San Edelman pumps, Caslon wedge booties plus so so much more!

  6. I want everything! I’ve already ordered a cardigan during early access, and there are a few other sweaters I love. Also planning to order some Zella leggings, and possibly those Kristin Cavallari ankle booties!

  7. I ordered a ton from the sale! A few cardigans including the Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigan, a pair of Blondo waterproof booties, and a few tops for work!

  8. Hi Annie,

    I adore Kristin Cavallari boots. They look so good on. I also ordered Cole Haan booties in ocelot print and Blondo booties.

  9. Love your picks and appreciate the honest reviews. Interested in the Vionic boots as my calves are rather large for a petite. I’ll update you :))

  10. I would get the Tory Burch bag and anything that has leopard prints on them! 😉

  11. love the great deal you post…it is always nice to get a deal on cloths you are going to buy anyways.

  12. I like the Blue striped top from JCrew. By the time I was going to buy it, they ran out of the xxs and xs in that color!

  13. Thank you so much for your NSale review and picks! I keep checking your Insta and blog everyday! I bought way too much this year. If it’s restocked I plan to get the Tory Burch purse in the nut color and the Sam Edelman Maurine booties.

  14. Thanks for all the great reviews. The Chelsea 28 Ruffle Cardigan is super cute. I’m hoping they restock in XSP.

  15. Love your item picks! I’d love to buy some pieces for my engagement photo shoot this fall!

  16. I have been stalking the sale since it went live and 😍. I really need to re vamp my wardrobe with some great basics but I am also dying over the booties!!

  17. Fingers crossed! I would love a pair of booties, love the ruffle cardi and maybe one of those cuddly soft blankets ❤️

  18. Love the Tory Burch bag! I’m in need of long cardigans and fall booties.

  19. As I keep seeing all of your picks for the sale and all of your try one I can’t help but to want everything! I love the way you have styled these pieces and I hope so much to be able to shop this sale myself! Every day I keep my fingers crossed and hope that I can be one of the lucky winners. Just wanted to say thank you again and that I am so happy to be following you for all the fashion inspiration !

  20. Love your insta, and that the outfits and pieces you buy and review are not super over-priced!! It’s totally realistic and I love it!

  21. Likely some black boots for work. The Tori Burch bag is so nice though!

  22. Thanks for the great Nordstrom Insta giveaway! Cute outfit choices.

  23. I bought the same BP pink shoes and I found them to be very uncomfortable! But, I did buy the gray cardigan that wraps around your body bc of you! I just got it today, super comfy!

  24. LOVE the Vionic Talia Boots, however with the large calf opening like you described, I think they might look funny on me. I also really love the J.Crew ruffle sleeve top!!

    • I love your style. I’m petite too so I know if it looks good on you, it’ll probably look ok on me. Thanks!

  25. I’m a cardigan kind of gal. So I will be purchasing those in different colors.

  26. Love that ruffle back cardigan! I’ve been eyeing a few different cardigans in different colors so that seems to be my go to this year! Thanks for sharing!

  27. I would use the card to buy new clothes for myself because I am starting a new job on Monday!!

  28. Love your style ! Thanks for all of the inspiration ! Great pieces 💗

  29. Would love nothing more than to win this giveaway!! I’ve had a full basket of clothes picked out for almost 2 weeks and would love to just press “place order” 🙂 the $1500.00 would most definitely cover this and it’d give me a head start on starting my own fashion blog and try on sessions!!! Really crossing my fingers to win this time. Xoxoxo

  30. With 2 kids it’s so hard to sit and shop around or even going out with them. You make it so easy with your style and narrow my search. Thank you Annie.

  31. I would buy the Kristin cavaliarri boots or the ruffled back cardigan! So cute!

  32. I’d definitely get the JCrew striped top! I also have my eye on a few Madewell items in the sale.

  33. I’d buy those Kristin Cavallari split booties. That camel color and ruching is perfect.

  34. I love everything in your pics!! How’s a girl to choose?? But my faves are the Tory Burch bag and Kristin Cavallari booties!! Thanks for all that you do for us followers!

  35. Thank you for doing this post! It is really thorough and covers a lot of different budgets across the board. I have followed you for quite some time and love your instastories with Milan👧🏻.

  36. I love how down to earth and real you are! Thank you for all of your helpful posts for this sale! I’ve been eyeing a cute Madewell bag at the sale!

  37. Love all your picks! Everthing looks great. I’m loving the cardigan and the Kristin Cavallari booties. I adore your intsa stories about Milian, she is a doll!

  38. I looooove your style! Especially how you mix the colors! Love it!

  39. I loooove to get that Small Marsden Leather Tote from Tory Burch <3 😍

  40. Thanks for your always honest reviews! I ordered a lot of clothes based on your recommendations. I was on the fence about the Tory Burch Marsden Tote, but loved how you styled it and bought it.

  41. Love your style and would love to win!

    Also- your tips on weaning toddler helped me so much! My son is weaned! Thanks.

  42. So grateful to your blog and Instagram! You totally help this mama out! Thank you!

  43. I am planning on buying the Leith Tie Waist Crop Jumpsuit and the Chelsea28 Tie Front Jumpsuit.

  44. As a girl who is 5’ on a good day, you make shopping so much easier! Love all your picks!

  45. Def eyeing the tory burch purse in nut and barefoot dreams cardi! You have always been my style inspo, Annie! You are so beautiful! X😍

  46. I am a beyond broke college student – but I would purchase that Tory Burch bag. It is just too cute!! Love your style so much, even if I don’t win you are a goddess!!!

  47. I would definitely get the Tory Burch pink purse and the pink shoes as well! I’ve neber shopped at Nordstrom but i would definitely enjoy my first time experience I’m sure!

  48. Honestly, at this point I’m just hoping to buy anything that’s still in stock, particularly sweaters and blouses for work!

  49. Hi!! Looking foward to all the items you are keeping from nord anniversary sale!!! Xoxo

  50. Were the winners picked and notified? Did I miss where you posted the winner?

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