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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Favorites and First Impressions

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it. It's only day 1 of early access and you're all probably sick of all of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts. Even I'm already sick of them! This is going to be one of the very few of my dedicated posts on this subject. z

Here's the bottom line: allllllll the bloggers are posting about this sale because it's a big money making opportunity since so many people shop the sale.

I thought of not doing a dedicated post at all because it's already so overdone, BUT, I post about it every single year because I personally love the sale and shop it every year. Nordstrom is one of my very favorite retailers and plus, I know a lot of you really do want to read this post! The reason I love seeing other bloggers post about the same topic (sometimes) is because of their curated tastes.

So- instead of trying to show you all the 'popular' items in the sale or the least expensive, I am going to share with you my true first opinions and what I love and will purchase. Overall, I was impressed with the selection. I was sad to see there was only one Patagonia piece available for women and I was also underwhelmed with the shoes, coats (this is the only coat I liked), and bags, which are usually my go-to purchases. I was pleasantly surprised with the selection of clothing I actually loved this year, though!

Tomorrow afternoon, be sure to tune into Snapchat and Instastories (@SummerWind41490) and I'll be trying everything on and talking about the pieces, prices, fit, and the quality. I'll then relay that information to all of you in blog post form which will be a second of my dedicated posts to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This was highly requested and very well received last year which is why I am also doing it this year. 

I'll post more on Instagram (including giveaways!!!) and if you do like reading about the sale, I will constantly update the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page on my site with new items that I love, outfit photos and more. 

You better believe I am ordering this. I love the neutral color and this is one of my absolute favorite brands. I don't find the price that amazing, though, since it is only 28% cashmere. I ordered it anyway, so we'll see. 

I can always use a black cashmere sweater since this is one of my winter wardrobe staples. At under $100, it is definitely worth checking out. I'll be interested to see the quality of the cashmere. There are 8 colors to choose from. 

At under $32, this is going to be a popular item that sells out. I am curious about the quality, so we'll see, but I love wearing these around the house like a robe and also have a similar cardigan that I shared last fall, check out the post to give you an idea on how to style this! This style of cardigan is also similar and included in the sale, too. 

This is under $60 and something you can wear right now and well into the fall. I love the navy shade and the flounce hem. It's relaxed but you could also dress it up depending on the accessories you pair with it! 

This is a major splurge even on sale- but omg. It looks stunning with the way it drapes. I am hoping I don't like it since it is so pricey, but I have a feeling I am going to LOVE it. 

Another splurge, but wow. They're killing it with the longer cardigans this year. Love it in the navy shade, but think I would get more wear out of the heather marzipan shade. I'll be interested to see which cashmere cardigan I decide to keep! Stay tuned...

At just $15, I ordered this in 'hushed violet'. I am hoping it is a cream like it looks on the screen. Cream tees are hard to find! 

This is a great under $100 closet-staple. You can wear it to work, dress it up for cocktail events and even wear it in the winter with tights. 

Absolutely OBSESSED. This reminds me of a men's tie and I mean that in a great way. It also comes in plain black. A great wear-to-work staple!

Really love this skirt for work and play! 

A very classic Burberry Jacket. Still pricey, but a good deal nonetheless!

A nautical take on a lounge-wear staple. This looks very similar to something that Vince came out with this season and this is just a fraction of the price. 

These were out of pure necessity. I've had mine since 9th grade and had worn a hole into the toe and sole of the shoe. I really only wear them around the house or if I'm running out to Starbucks really quickly. I can't quit them. They're so soft and comfortable and warm. 

These are not something I purchased since I already have a pair, and I'd honestly really like a red pair, but if you don't have them yet, this is a good deal and I love love love this new style.

This is so sweet and I am such a sucker for anything tortoise! 
I have been eyeing an almost identical pair of block heel pumps like this by Jimmy Choo. Instead, these are under $80! They also come in a few other colors and materials. 

There is something about a white sneaker that I just love and how fun and girly are the rose gold touches?!

Love the pointed toe and little metal detail at the toe. Also love the wrap around the ankle!
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I use this every single time I dry my hair. It's a game-changer. Seriously, do yourself a favor and get one. It has 2 speeds, 3 heat settings, you can use a 'cold shot', it's supposedly better for your hair than even letting it air dry!

I love love love this mask, it is one of my most-used beauty products. I love how they have now put it in a tube rather than a tub that it used to come in. It used to dry-up too quickly in the tub, so this is a great tweak!

I have this and use it all the time. It's gentle and exfoliating all at the same time. It really makes you 'feel' clean. 

Molton Brown is one of my little luxuries that I love to splurge on. I've never smelled a bad scent from MB! You could keep one and use the other as a little add-on for a gift!

A huge amount of Kiehl's lotion for not a huge price. This is one of my all-time favorite body lotions. It's gentle and doesn't have a strong scent. It's just good stuff and this pump bottle should last you months!

Love that this is sleek and also has lights. I do my makeup sitting at my desk each day and think this is a great buy! 

I have this scent and love it. It's the absolute perfect summer scent. Light and fresh!

This is SUCH a good value. I swear by both of these products and MB is one of my all-time favorite skincare sets. 

Hourglass's ambient light products are the bomb. They are very subtle and highlight in the most natural way. It's expensive for makeup, in my opinion, but well worth it. I use my palette several times a week!

I have this and LOVE it. It's supposed to be anti-aging, and while I'm not sure about that, it's definitely better than any cotton ones you wear because it is soft and safe on your skin! Plus it's a lot larger than your standard eye mask so you really do get a blackout (great for travel).

Diptyque never goes on sale, so when you can score a deal, go for it! I like to open the set and then use these as add-ons to gifts throughout the year!

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6 comments:

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing, Sydney!

I completely have to agree with you. i woke up first thing this morning to shop the sale the minute it went live since I knew I wouldn't make it into the store today. I was completely underwhelmed by the bags and shoes which I usually love. But I somehow found about a dozen tops I couldn't live without, which never happens! I'm still super excited to try everything and see how it all looks but underwhelmed was my first impression.

Have a great day!

Ellen | A Pop of Pink said...

I think the number of posts that people publish on this sale makes it even more overwhelming than the sale itself! I was so disappointed that the Patagonia selection was limited, too. Can't wait to see your try-on video! They are always my favorite of yours.

Ellen | A Pop of Pink

trg said...

I am happy you did your post on this. Almost every blogger does it, but your tastes are more classic than most so I enjoyed seeing what you picked! I will really love when you try on items.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being real and staying true to your opinions! The sponsored content gets so out of hand with bloggers and isnt why we all started reading in the first place! I was pretty underwhelmed by the sale this year too!

Sarah said...

I rarely ever comment on blogs, but felt compelled today. I am so sick of seeing every single blogger post about the Nordstrom sale, but I LOVE how honest and up front you are about it. I like seeing what certain bloggers (like you) pick because we have similar tastes and am glad to know you will be trying things on for us.

Kritsida said...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is such an exciting time! I don't have a membership card, but I have already been saving some stuff on my wish list!
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