Yay, it’s here! My 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale must haves – items that I kept – just in time for public access!
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2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must Haves
What I actually kept from the NSALE!
Happy Friday and public access day to the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (finally!)! In case you missed my in-store try on post from last week when the sale opened to cardholders check it out HERE. I tried on a bunch of casual/staple items, a bunch of shoes & boots as well as some coats!
But below are my 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale must haves that I actually kept, even if these become sold out (and I am so sorry this tends to happen so quickly with this sale, seriously annoying!) I hope it gives you some inspo for your own Fall and Winter wardrobes and show you some staple pieces you could invest in!
My favorite brands to shop during this sale:
How to Shop:
Click on any PINK words or thumbnail photos of the item head directly to the product page! Additionally, all products are linked at the bottom of the post for quick access, just click HERE to skip the try-on photos and head straight there!
My Sizing Info:
I am 5’8″ and typically wear a medium, 8 or 29 as far as sizes go. My body shape is curvy/hourglass/athletic shape, and I am a 34D bra size or large. I also have broad shoulders (swimmer life), muscular thighs and wide feet (size 9 in shoes).
Unless I note otherwise, I am wearing my normal size in all pieces!
Items I Kept From the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Fell in love with this trench and my IG crew confirmed that with your sweet comments! I’ve never owned a “big girl” trench so I decided to invest! Fit is TTS.
Another crowd favorite from my original try-on! And so many ways to style it so I consider it a wardrobe staple! Fit is TTS and I am wearing no-show undies but would also recommend Spanx!
I love lace camisoles and always want to get every color haha! I settled on white because it’s such a great basic that you can wear year round and endless ways. Fit is TTS.
Square necktie is my jam! I think the cut is so flattering especially if you have bigger shoulders (#swimmerife) like me. Another staple for me, I can style this tank multiple different ways throughout the seasons. It’s slightly cropped but looks great with high waisted pants or shorts! I got my normal size!
Another square neckline! I love this and kept it because I think it will look great so many different ways – with bell bottoms, skinny jeans, a midi skirt, overalls – the list goes on! Plus it’s only $16! Just a heads up though, there’s no snap on the bottom so going to the bathroom will be interesting. Also to me it’s nursing friendly because of the stretch, it would be no problem to whip out a boob! Fit is TTS.
Great lounge/casual sweatshirt with a twist! I got my normal size and it’s a nice, relaxed fit!
This cardigan is a great dupe for the BFD long-lite one! Not as soft but definitely a similar look! I LOVED the hunter green and for half the price of the BFD cardigan and under $46.
This bag is the perfect size! Not too big, not too small and can still fit all my personal items. Plus lots of organizational pockets inside! I’m obsessed with the color too and the quality is super nice. Definitely an investment but worth it to me!
I am SO FREAKING PUMPED for bel bottoms to be back! I’ve heard great things about this brand and finally tried them for myself – I am hooked! They fit super well, they’re stretchy (YAS!) and high waisted. They look great with booties too!
Madewell denim is just good. period. But for real it’s SO GOOD. I’ve tried on multiple pairs in the past but I immediately felling love with this one! I love the high-waisted pairs with the cropped length. And the raw hem is my jam. The would look great with any show also – Converse, flats, mules, booties, whatever!
Mules are like fancy slippers IMO. You get the comfort of a slipper with classiness of a flat. Not to mention the convenience! Busy mom over here just needs to slip into the closest/fastest shoe knowwhatimean!?!
I LOVE these! They can be styled multiple ways and can be either casual or a little more dressy. I have nothing like this in my wardrobe but I can definitely see myself wearing these Fall through Spring. They are also WATERPROOF (woo!) and superrrr comfy with a slight platform. I got my normal size!
Zella is just one of those brands that is consistently reliable and high quality. The pieces I’ve owned for years have worn so well (meaning they haven’t really become “worn” despite the constant wearing!). This hoodie is exactly what it says – a go-to. It’s super light weight but made of that signature super-soft and stretchy Zella fabric. It’s such a great basic and the perfect addition to my wardrobe because I LIVE in these hoodies all year!
I’ve owned Zella’s live-in leggings for a while now and even have their maternity leggings (and LOVE them) but I’ve always wanted to try these straight leg pants. They did not disappoint, I’ll be wearing these nonstop this winter, they are SO soft and stretchy!
SO SOFT!! For real. And super lightweight so you can actually sleep in them. I’m in love! They also come in a short-sleeve/shorts version as well as a nightgown!
One of my favorite purchases EVER! This is the best, most comfortable and most supportive sports bra I’ve ever owned. This is my second because I bought one last year also! SO GOOD. I Wear a large and am a 34DD bra size.
Truth: I have not bought a real bra since before I was pregnant. Yikes, haha. I thought it was time to get a new one, I went for this Wacoal convertible bra because again, multifunctional. It can be worn strapless or regular woo! I got my normal size (34DD) and it’s AWESOME. Give your boobs a nice round shape (that’s key for me), it’s comfortable, and as a strapless bra it actually STAYS put. So happy with this bra!
My favorite socks hands down and I always stock up during each NSALE!
PRO TIP: If this blanket comes back into stock and you’ve been eyeing it, grab it in WHATEVER color they have! That’s what I did and I just plan on exchanging it for the color I actually wanted after the sale when it comes back fully into stock! Nordstrom is AMAZING with returns, even months later. It’s one of the reasons I’m a loyal customer!
2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Close Calls
I reallyyy wanted this Green Barbour Jacket but I refrained, I don’t need another jacket! But it really is beautiful.
I also fell in love with THESE Born riding boots. I tried them on in the store and they were insanely comfortable and not to mention GORGEOUS. I loved the two-tone leather and suede and the low heel. The inside was also gorgeous with a luxury plaid. I own one pair of Born boots and they are seriously the BEST! But alas, I refrained because I don’t need another pair! If I did, these would 100% be my pick!
Bonus: 2018 Nordstrom Sale Purchases
Last year I actually bought A LOT of items during the sale for a couple reasons. I hadn’t shopped the sale the year before (2017) because I was pregnant and did not want to invest in any clothes that might not fit. I had a growing belly going into that fall and winter! So when 2018 rolled around I was SO ready for a wardrobe refresh.
I ended up investing in things I knew I would wear for years to come (like my winter coat and rain boots) and a few things from tried and true brands like Madewell, Vince Camuto, Zella and Barefoot Dreams. Plus we scooped up the best carseats on the market for our son. Serisouly can’t say enough about the Nuna brand – we own both the convertible and infant car seats and they have me hooked for life!
Without further adieu, here are my 2018 NSALE purchases (I linked the items on sale again (or similar versions) this year if you wanted to scoop them up for yourself!)!
TOP 10 Most Used Purchases from 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
These are the items I used on pretty much a daily basis through out the Fall/Winter/Spring and even summer! The have stood the test of time and I am extremely happy with the quality and use I got out of them!
Wore this everyday in the winter PLUS I twinned with Luca in his! So warm but also lightweight, the technology is amazing!
Literally wear these everyday in the garden or at the farm and even through the winter! I love the half-calf style because they’re super was to slip on and off and work with my slightly larger calfs. On sale for freaking $89!!
My go to Spring/Summer/Fall sneakers! The slip-on is key for this busy mama!
Super comfy (I have last year’s version but I tried on this years and they’re just as good, if not better!) and gorgeous. I got the light tan color and they go with everything!
Just the coziest and softest cardigan you’ll ever feel! I gravitated towards this one the most, I have it in silver and my normal size!
Legit wear these everyday, I have the rose gold!
SOFTEST ever and only $25! Plus they have a ton of colors to choose from! I have the light pink peony (of course haha).
They don’t call them live-in for nothing haha. Legit lived in both the leggings and sports bra all year and I’m not mad about it. The quality has also stood the test of time so they were a great investment in my opinion! I wear a medium in the leggings and a large in the bra (34DD)!
I absolutely LOVE these carseats, not only are they safe (both structurally and fabric-wise, aka no harmful chemicals) but they’re also super sleek looking. I know that’s probably not important to everyone but I won’t lie, I like a good looking car seat! But ALSO they really are one of the safest brands on the market and the infant car seat is THE LIGHTEST (5.7lbs.). And check out how the infant car seat gets secured (in addition to the normal base). The metal leg that braces against the floor was another factor that made me choose Nuna hands down!
This jacket was an awesome investment and I purchased a size too big for Luca last year so he could wear it for two years!
The Rest of My 2018 Nordstrom Sale Haul
These items were also still great investments for me but I definitely used/wore the items above more often!
These are seriously versatile and suck you in nicely. Highly recommend! Check out THIS POST where I styled them multiple ways! I will say, I do see these go on sale at other times during the year just FYI!
I saw that these were on sale for about half the price I normally pay so I was like YAS. I scooped them right up because I hadn’t gotten new slippers in three years. Great purchase for me, they lasted so well this past year! Fit TTS but if you are in-between order a half size up.
Because I can’t have too many plain tees, and this one is only $11.90! I grabbed it last year in four colors, it’s THAT GOOD. Quality has been great even after multiple washes, fit is TTS.