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My favorite pieces from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale-- Part Two!

Two great things about today: one, it's Friday! And two, today is the day that public access starts for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Up until this point, access to the sale has been limited to Nordsdtrom cardholders. But today, until August 4, anyone can shop new clothing, accessories, and home-goods for this fall at discounted prices. Last Friday, I shared some pieces that I had been able to pick up in store during early access. And today, I'm sharing what came in from my online order!

A few things to keep in mind: many items are already sold out. BUT that doesn't mean that all is lost. Many items will likely be re-stocked over the next few weeks throughout the sale, or later on in the fall (though they may be at full-price then). And, many people (myself included) order items in multiple sizes and colors before deciding what to keep. So if there's something you really want, keep an eye on it because it may be re-stocked following returns! There are certainly some items in this post that are already sold out that I'll be returning, so if something catches your eye let me know! I'm happy to sell at-cost rather than returning to store. That brings me to my next point before getting started-- to reiterate, mainly to my mom, I'm not keeping everything.

Lastly, the Tory Burch riding boots I'm wearing are a pair that I scored a few years ago at Nordstrom Rack (it's worth noting that they've held up incredibly well), but there happens to be a very similar version in this year's sale so I've linked to those. The jeans I'm wearing further down are last year's Kut from the Kloth skinny jeans, and I've linked to this year's version. Ok-- I think that's everything!

First up... a new favorite fall look:

This BLANKNYC skirt is definitely a top-contender for favorite purchases from the sale. I actually love BLANKNYC's denim and couldn't wait to try out this grey suede skirt with my riding boots and this Topshop long-sleeve. It feels long enough for work, but also cute enough for date-night or strolling around Boston this fall. It does run a little small; I'm normally a 26 in jeans, but after trying both I'm keeping the 27 in this skirt.

Halogen is a brand I look out for every year in this sale, particularly for their cashmere. Last year, I bought a bright red scarf that I loved wearing throughout the holiday season. This year, my favorite piece from Halogen was this color-blocked wrap scarf. I love how fun the two different tones are-- they're both such perfect fall colors. I also love that it can be draped like I have it in the first picture, or worn as more of a full-on wrap like in the second. If you're not looking for such a bold, or heavy, statement piece, this other cashmere scarf by Halogen could be a great option.

This sweater is also cashmere by Halogen, and I really thought I was going to love it! Sadly, I thought the wrap portion hit at a weird spot on my shoulder and I didn't find it to be the most flattering. That said, it is SUPER soft, and a great length for leggings or jeans. I'm wearing an XS here. For the price, it's just not a keeper overall!

Same thing goes for this Pendleton jacket. So very lovely in theory, but I'm just not sure who this could be flattering on. I look a bit like the abominable snowman, no? Or a hipster yeti. (If "hipster yeti" isn't trademarked yet, should I do it? Sell some mugs and t-shirts?) Maybe if it didn't have the big pockets I would like it more. I'm wearing an XS, which gives you an idea of how big it runs.

I ordered this Barbour raincoat online to see if I preferred it to the green one I bought in-store. The shorter Vault Raincoat is definitely the winner for me! I ordered this longer Overcast Raincoat in the same size as I did the Vault (and the Oakland Quilted jacket from last week-- size US 6/UK 10) and somehow I'm swimming in this. I feel like a little kid playing dress up in her mom's coat! It is very beautiful, otherwise, and I'm sure very functional. Right now, it's sold out but if it comes back in stock I would definitely recommend ordering a size down (or, in this case because it's Barbour, closer to what you would normally order in a jacket).

After a few non-keepers, here's a denim jacket that I love. As soon as I saw it online, I knew I wanted to pair it with a little black dress. The one I'm wearing here is a few seasons old from J. Crew Factory, but Nordstrom has a similar version, and so does Lulu's. The sandals I have on are from Tom's, except mine are leather whereas the version that's currently in stock are suede. Back to the jacket--- this would also look so cute with white, black, or even green pants. I love a good denim jacket, especially when it's not in a blue-jean wash so I can wear it with actual blue jeans!

What better way to end my Nordstrom Anniversary coverage with a shoe from Tory Burch?! Except, I'm not keeping them. These slides are so very cute, and so very comfortable, but I just don't need them in my wardrobe since I have a similar shoe (or two). I've opted instead to keep the Everly block heel sandal, and have actually already worn them to work with a white dress!

That said, the saddest part about this sale is that you have to wait a few months to be able to wear what you buy, for the most part-- like the sweaters, coats, and scarves. But, at least when the colder weather comes you'll have some new pieces that you won't have to splurge (quite as much) on come Fall! And with that, we wrap Christmas in July. Happy anniversary, Nordstrom!


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