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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale

It’s finally here… the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018! If you’re not familiar, this is Nordstrom’s major Anniversary Sale where it temporarily marks down new fall merchandise — apparel, shoes, stuff for the kiddos, beauty, accessories and home — for just a few weeks, before going back to full price.

I know it can be tough to think about booties and sweaters in the middle of the summer but there are some serious steals during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, particularly in home and beauty, plus in apparel on items we wear year-round (think denim & tees!).

I spent HOURS at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at The Gardens Mall trying on everything, finding the hits and misses and figuring out sizing to help you. I will update this page so you can use it as an #nsale reference when you’re shopping online or in store. I’m grateful when you use this as a resource as I make a small commission on anything you purchase when you shop with links directly from my site. Thank you for supporting — I love bringing this content to you!

By the way, super pumped to share with you my SECOND youtube video… included below are all the photos of my fitting room try-ons… plus, you can click the image below (or here) to see them via video. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and give the video a thumbs up!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Now, let’s get to it…Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 

TOPS & JEANS

The best buys at the #nsale 2018 - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Madewell top, size small (love the back detail; comes in three colors) // Madewell jeans, size 27 (fits TTS, LOVE! Amazing fit) // Halogen slides 

#NSale: Mega try on session, including Madewell, AG, Vince, and more - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Hinge embroidered blouse, XS // Madewell denim (more Madewell denim here)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Topshop sweater (so cute, runs really small… wearing US8) // Madewell jeans 

I love the sweater above but it’s more cropped than I’d like. My store didn’t have this Topshop sweater featured below in store but I’m seriously in love with the bold stripes and colors for fall. I’m thinking of scooping this up for our trip to NYC this holiday season.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

BP raw hem tees (always a top seller because so cozy, lots of colors, and $11!), size small (long sleeve version here)// Madewell denim 

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Three bestseller’s BP tees (so cozy, lots of colors, $11!), size small // Madewell denim, Madewell cardigan, XS (so soft… planning on getting this!) 

 

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Caslon faux knot (size small; need XS… just OK); Paige Hoxton denim (size 27; runs TTS) // Lucky wedges

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

LOVED this outfit (getting top, jeans and sunglasses):

Socialite camo thermal ($25), sized up to medium; also comes in three solids // Paige jeans (Hoxton, size 27), Diff rectangular sunglasses // Vince sneakers (also come in black)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Socialite camo thermal ($25), sized up to medium // Paige jeans (Hoxton, size 27), Diff sunglasses // Vince sneakers (also come in black)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Socialite black button down, size small (so flattering! ordered) // Paige denim, size 27

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Trouve wrap blouse (XS, love & ordered!) // AG denim // Rebecca Minkoff purse

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Halogen bell sleeve top (soooo soft! Wearing SM); It’s under $30 and also available in four solids. One of my favorite tops. 

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Ted Baker blouse (so, so beautiful and the prettiest rose gold back zipper!) // AG denim 

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Above and below:

Make & Model tee ($15!) // AG denim, with mid rise (size 27, runs TTS) // Barefoot Dreams cardigan (the BEST, more Barefoot Dreams here… they always sell out fast) // Vince sneakers // Madewell bag (great every day bag)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

(outfit details above)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Thread & Needle fleece jacket (I have a sweatshirt version from last season; SO soft! This will be a popular pick and perfect for cozy cool nights).

 

DRESSES & SKIRTS

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Chelsea 28 dress, size XS (beautiful; purchased!) // BP block heels ($49! So comfy & lots of colors)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

This one is just for laughs…. beautiful print, TERRIBLE dress on me. 

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Chelsea 28 navy dress, XS; so pretty in person. 

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Halogen bell sleeve top (same as above; size small & under $30!) // Halogen skirt (size 2; need to try smaller size or petite for waist) // BP heels

CASUAL, ATHLETIC & LOUNGE WEAR

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Personal favorite!

Make & Model sweatshirt and sweatpants (getting both; SO soft and obsessed with star print; comes in other styles and solids, too)

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Spanx moto leggings; also love the camo print so much.

A mega try-on session and the best buys at the 2018 #nsale - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy Alo sweatshirt // Alo leggings (for more budget friendly, check Zella; these are always a top seller and only $35… 1,300+ five star reviews!)

#NSale: Mega try on session and the best purchases of the season - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Hanky Panky underwear

Also love Natori bras, these Halogen seamless bras under $20 (I have three) & these spanx undies for a little extra tummy control

BOOTIES, BOOTS, SHOES & MORE

The four shoes in my fitting room:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Halogen slides // Vince sneakers // BP mules  // Lucky brand wedges

#NSale: Mega try on session and the best purchases of the season - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

A fab flat in navy (as well as the leopard print)

#NSale: Mega try on session and the best purchases of the season - The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

A classic nude heel for year-round

More shoe favorites

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Vince Camuto (I have last year’s version & love) // Steve Madden (the perfect cognac bootie under $100!)// Steve Madden (under $100) // UGG waterproof boot (also in black)

THE OTHER STUFF!

I would be an awful blogger, friend and human if I didn’t tell you about a few things. First, MY TOWELS. I bought the Nordstrom at Home Hydrocloth Towels two years ago and last year I got a few more… I’m so in love with them; they’re soft, durable, dry well, all the things you’d want in a towel, and at the sale  price (we have them in white), they’re such a winner! Towel // Bath Sheet // Hand Towels

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

BEST UNDER $10 PURCHASE: Barefoot dreams socks (here)

You guys, I found these on QVC last year I treated myself to a blush pair; I’m telling you they are bliss. Not for now, but come fall and cold winter nights (I know, I live in Florida… but I LOVE cozy socks!), they were the best, along with a Barefoot Dreams cardigan or jacket. This and this are my favorites this season.

TRUST. You guys know I’ve been talking about them for years — Adam and I even got our moms them as gifts one holiday season because they’re that amazing. I now have three and wear my Barefoot dreams cardigan/jacket/blanket/piece of heaven around the house, to the movies, for travel, errands, you name it!The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Beauty:

My top three picks from the catalog:

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Laura Mercier palette (beautiful!) // MAC brushes // Charlotte Tilbury pretty pink lip set (this MAC set is also amazing for only $35!)

Jewelry

Be sure to shop BaubleBar (love this layered necklace), Madewell (these really cool everyday earrings), Kendra Scott (these earrings) and Kate Spade (this is so cute for you or perfect for a holiday gift!!).

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Everyday Bag

A few of you mentioned wanting a new everyday bag. Here are my four favorites

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Tory Burch (this if you need larger) // Madewell // Rebecca Minkoff //  Sole Society

Best Jacket

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

Remember the suede moto jacket (I have it in grey, seen here)? Well, it’s back in two colors but the real jacket winner is this Blank NYC faux leather/hooded sweatshirt jacket at only $65… plus the hood is removable! I wore it in the video but failed to snap a photo — sorry! Our store only had it in black but I’m seriously in love with the lighter “mushroom” shade, too. Looks feels great.

KIDS SHOES

You can definitely stock up for back to school but my brain isn’t personally there yet. HOWEVER, it’s always a good time to get shoes for the kiddos at a discounted price. There are some adorable sneakers, flats, boots, etc… and for right now, I’m snagging these Natives for Evan (I also love the Gator colors!). 😉

 

COZY CASHMERE

I live in Florida so I’m fully that girl that bypasses the cashmere in lieu of all the cute cozy cardigans (there are so many this year!), however this wrap is GORGEOUS… and super functional as a scarf, too. If you have any travel plans or live anywhere colder, I love the idea of this this super soft, chic piece.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Ultimate Try-On Session featured by popular Florida style blogger The Modern Savvy

 

OK, WHEH! You still with me?! That was intense.  What are you loving most? What could you use for fall, for you or your fam or your home? I’m working on two other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts (want to inform without overwhelming)… anything you’d like to see? 

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    Jenalee Bolen
    July 12, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Is there a way to get you credit shopping In store? Going tomorrow to try on some stuff!

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    Nicole Mavrides
    July 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    how do you think that the make and model sweats run? i usually want a bit bigger for sweats so thinking i should maybe size up? so cute!

    • Reply
      Alyson
      July 12, 2018 at 12:47 PM

      Hi! I think they run TTS; I got a small… I usually do in sweats… sometimes sweats run big though and these definitely do not so if you want a looser fit I’d suggest sizing up. They’re SO cute and comfy!

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