Friday, July 20, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Try-On


Below you will find the try-on photos from the big order I placed for the Nordstrom sale! Today is public access so I wanted to re-share this post for those of you who will be shopping public access today! You can also find my first impression post, here

I am adding this collage to the top to let you know what I will end up keeping from my order! It's always so hard to decide, but for me personally, assessing what I loved the most and what I needed the most was the easiest way to make my decisions (although let's be real, I needed nothing).  I recently majorly purged my closet so I felt like I could do with a few replacements of well-worn items. I noticed I got rid of a lot of white silk shirts because they were either stained or just looked too worn-in. Hence why I decided it was fine to get a new silk shirt

I really do like shopping in stores because you can see the items, touch, them etc. but for this sale, I find it easiest to place a big order and try on at home. This is because you can style these pieces with shoes and clothes that you already have. This will help you to decide if these items are things you need or things that will work well with what you already have. 

The worst is when you buy something in a store and then get it home and it sits in your closet for a long time because you don't actually have anything in your closet that pairs well with the item or you realize it is really not your style! 

I also think you should shop this type of sale without the influence of a sales associate or friends because you really want to make your own decisions. Otherwise, you'll end up buying way more/spending more than you wanted to. This sale tends to make you feel like you need to buy and spend, but let's be honest- that money is always better in your pocket so be scrupulous with your choices!

For example, I loved this cashmere cardigan and the quality and color were perfect, but I have too many similar items in my closet already so it got sent back! 

What I ended up choosing was all neutral, no prints, and many of them were pricier pieces that are well-made. These are pieces that will get a lot of wear in a lot of different ways through the fall and winter. They are also timeless and are sure to last for years to come. 

The candles are for my gift drawer because they make a luxe, chic gift and if you price them out individually, they only come out to about $11/candle! I also got this Charlotte Tilbury Palette because it is one of my favorite makeup brands and I loved the colors. I was in need of a new blush and I thought this would be a fun purchase!


Another thing I wanted to share within this post is my try-on video. I think video translates so much better than photos with this type of thing so you can watch my try-on stories on my instastory highlights, but I also uploaded it to YouTube for those of you who may not be on Instagram. The quality is not great- I took it on my iPhone but my commentary is kind of the most important! I tried to translate it below for all of you! 

Today I'm sharing my Nordstrom Try-on session with you! My photos look a bit different than usual because I did them at the lake! For each image, I'll be sharing the fit/sizing of each piece as well as the level of quality! 
Fit: The sweater and denim both run true to size. I am wearing a small in the sweater and a 27 in the denim.


Quality: Both pieces are impeccable quality. The cashmere sweater is my favorite thing from the entire Nordstrom sale! 
Camel Cashmere Sweater// Camel Skirt (other colors available)
Fit: The skirt is something I ordered specifically to go with the camel sweater and the camels could not be more perfect together! It is gorgeous and would work casually as well as for work. The price is unbeatable. You can wear this with booties/boots in the fall, too, when it starts to get chillier.
Quality: The price for the quality is really nice. I was very pleasantly surprised. 


Fit: The silk blouse is true to size, I'm wearing a size small. It has slight drop shoulders and a textured crewneck and sleeve hems (3/4 sleeves). The denim has absolutely no stretch to it. I ordered my typical 27, which was fine, but for comfort reasons, I plan on exchanging and going a size up!

Quality: The price for the jeans is incredible. They are such high quality and have a great fit. The blouse is pricey, which is why I have shown it styled for work and for casual weekends. It's a classic, high-quality basic. 

Fit: This skirt runs true to size. I am wearing a size 2. It is high-waisted. I am 5'6" and it hits just above my knees. The fit is very modest and would be great for a conservative workplace. 

Quality: The skirt is really nice for the price. The quality is not the best in the world, but for a classic basic, this is a nice price. 

Fit: This runs true to size, it has slight drop shoulders. It's roomy and cozy and the stretch and fit leaves room for a bit of layering. 

Quality: This cardigan is made of incredibly soft cashmere. The color is a beautiful neutral and the fabric is thick. The shawl around the neck is doubled up for durability. This is something you'll get a ton of wear out of and have for years to come. 
Navy Cashmere Sweater (available in many colors)// Brown Leather Booties

Fit: The sweater runs true to size and has a classic crewneck, no drop shoulders. It has a tunic length and has cute ties at the hips with a split hem. The booties run true to size. 

Quality: I was so shocked and impressed with the quality of this cashmere. I can't get over the fact that it is under $90. I am very picky when it comes to cashmere and this is truly a quality piece. I would stick with the neutral colors as the actual colors are a little bit 'off' to me. The navy is a gorgeous, deep blue. This is such a good find- one of the best 'deals' of the sale in my opinion. The booties are also impeccable. High-quality and comfortable, plus very classic but also stylish. 

Fit:I have had one of these cardigans for years. They usually come out with this every year. It's a classic cargidan that you can also wear as a robe with your pajamas. Either way it's roomy and cozy. It runs true to size and I am wearing a size small. 

Quality: The quality for the price is wonderful. It is made of alpaca and wool which means it is high quality. The nylon in it will ensure that the fabric keeps its shape and doesn't wear as quickly as pure wool or cashmere sweaters. This is a gerat deal, even at full-price. 

Fit: This dress runs true to size, I am wearing a size small. I love that from the top half of the dress it looks like you're just wearing a classic crewneck sweater, but then the bottom half has a cute, flirty skirt. The skirt is plenty long and it just feels SO comfortable. 

Quality: Beautiful, quality cashmere. It's thin, but it doesn't feel cheap. It just feels like something you won't 'overheat' in. I think it will look so cute with a vest come colder weather! 

Fit: This runs true to size, however, if you have a larger chest or wider hips, I'd suggest sizing up. This is a true, classic sheath cut so it's meant to fit tailored and fitted. If you are between sizes, I suggest sizing up and taking it to a tailor to have it fitted perfectly to your body. It's a conservative knee length which, in my opinion, makes it look very elegant and sophisticated. 


Quality: Great quality, good fabric, a gorgeous, deep navy color that almost skews black. 

Fit: This runs true to size. I am wearing a size 2. It is a very 'sheath' style on top so if you are larger in the bust, size up. If you are wider in the hips, don't worry because it widens at the bottom! This is a true midi length. 

Quality: The fabric is textured giving it some depth and making it look much pricier than it is. The seams and cut of the dress are gorgeous. The hem is finished and the fringe is added so the craftsmanship is really high quality. You cannot go wrong with this dress! 

Fit: This brand runs small, I sized up one size. It's very comfortable, roomy, soft. 


Quality: The fabric is beautiful and the grosgrain button placket on the back is a nice touch. I want to love this SO much, but I'm not sure if it is my style or not- what do you all think?!

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156 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sydney! The links are broken for both the cream denim and the navy sheath. Could you fix them? Interested in both!

Summer Wind said...

They're fixed! sorry about that!

Briana Nicole said...

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Sarah Clegg said...

All of the looks are so classic. I agree that the striped midi dress is not my favorite. Love your picks!

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Devon said...

This was such a helpful post! Love all of your recommendations! 😊❤️
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Taylor said...

Love what you chose!

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Hannah Schmitz said...

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Lael said...

Thanks for sharing! I love all the pieces you kept. :)
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Haley said...

I love the cashmere cardigan! Such a classic piece. My email is haleyajanes@gmail.com :)

Lindsay said...

I love the pieces you kept! So classic. I have a midi dress really similar to that one from madewell- I think they are SO cute but I can’t tell if I can pull it off, so I feel you! It looks great on you, though :)

Anonymous said...

I loved all your picks! Your guide to the sale was so helpful, I wasn’t able to go to the store so your guide helped me pick and choose items without getting overwhelmed! My email is maggiemann2009@gmail.com and I love your blog so much! I literally love every outfit you wear and your class style is amzing. I am also a cello Pittsburgh girl and love seeing where you go in the city!

Kaylee Holland said...

I've never intentionally bought cashmere before, but your reviews and the cute pieces you always find, led me to order some from the sale! kholland94@hotmail.com

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Brynn Coates Horton said...

So classic and classy. Love them!
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Holly Stiltner said...

Love that you focus on the classic pieces from the sale instead of the trendy items we see over and over from other bloggers. Best blog, content and blogger as always!!

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ITgirl said...

I love all of your NSale picks!

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Amelia L. said...

Those brown leather booties!! 😍 thanks for all you do for your readers!

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rPc said...

You picked great pieces! Such classics you can wear for years to come!

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Ellen Ives said...

Absolutely love the sweaters linked!
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Cara said...

Love it all! Thank you for taking the time to post! Just love your style!! Chustmb@gmail.com

Meghan Hall said...

hall.meghan14@gmail.com ... thanks so much for sharing, such classic pieces!!

Rachel Thelen said...

I ordered the Cole Haan Booties yesterday! I cannot wait! I am thinking about ordering some cashmere sweaters too. You always have the best posts. rachel.thelen1@gmail.com

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Kathryn Estey said...

Love your picks!! All so classic and timeless!
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Naomi Krason said...

I can always count on you for great outfit inspiration... especially love the jeans with the cashmere cardigan. Might have to make a purchase �� also looking forward to this give away!! Thanks!! ... KrasonNI1@gcc.edu

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Megan Svec said...

Love your NSale picks!
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Abigail Wenger said...

Thanks for commenting about the fabrics & actual quality of the pieces you tried on, and not just the look! Fabric & actual quality of the piece is most important for me if I’m going to invest in a piece. amwenger01@gmail.con

Sarah Walsh said...

I need that pink dress with all the Meghan Markle vibes in my life! My email is walsh.sarahmichelle@gmail.com

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Sarah said...

The camel button up skirt is my favorite! I loved the Southern Charm Reunion when Cam broke down about how much Kathryn has been through!
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Caitlin said...

Classic! ❤️
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victoria said...

love the cream silk top!!
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Allie said...

I absolutely adore all it!

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Kristen Rheinlander said...

This is so nice of you to do! Loved all your classic pieces. I totaly agree with ordering in bulk and then trying on at home! What would we do withot Nordstrom?! Krheinlander@uso.org ��

Kristen Rheinlander said...

You are so sweet to do this! Love all your classic pieces. I totally agree with ordering in bulk and trying everything on at home! What would we do without Nordstrom?! I live in a small town in Texas so Nordstrom online has been a LIFE SAVER!! Rheinlanderkristen@gmail.com

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Sidney Mortenson said...

NORDSTROM IS MY FAVORITE ❤️❤️ So is your blog!
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April said...

I think you’re the first person that didn’t say to buy everything so thank you!!
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Kerstyn said...

I somehow just glazed right over that Halogen cashmere bow sweater. Guess I’ll be going back to add that right into my cart!
Lovely picks as always! So classic and well rounded!
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Nancy Aguero said...

Love your NSale haul! Hoping for the camel skirt to come back in stock in my size!

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akane30 said...

Eek getting ready to start a new job and it would be great to grab a few things from the sale to look my best!
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Anonymous said...

I love all of your picks from the sale!
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KB said...

I shop the same way - order or buy in store in bulk and try on at home!

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Kaylee Doherty said...

Love following you and getting advice on dressing a body type like mine! Your picks are so classy!
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Love the cashmere drop waist dress!
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CaitC said...

Great blog. I love these looks.

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Sara Sutton said...

LOVED the pieces you tried on and the ones you ended up keeping. I picked up a cashmere cardigan similar to the one you tried on because of your suggestion! Thanks! Hoping to shop more sarac.ycoeky@gmail.com

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Sara Yockey said...

LOVED your try on pieces and the ones you ended up keeping. The few I liked most were the stripped maxi and the cashmere cardigan. I ended up getting a similar cashmere cardigan because of your suggestion. Thank you! sarac.yockey@Gmail.com

Sara Yockey said...

LOVED your pieces that your tired on and those that you kept. My favorites were the stripped maxi dress and the cashmere cardigan. I ended up purchasing a cashmere cardigan because of your suggestion. Thanks, and love your posts! sarac.yockey@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

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Dayna Branum said...

In love with the cashmere sweater😍

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Dayna Branum said...

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Katie Hurley said...

Sydney,

I LOVE how classic your style is! The pieces you pick are great investment pieces but I know they are worth every penny!

Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

-Katie

Hurleyks@miamioh.edu

PS - I’m the maid of honor in a wedding that is in pittsburgh this fall! Can’t wait to explore your city!

Olivia Warner said...

The striped dress is amazing! So glad you decided to keep it!

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Great post! Happy Friday!!

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Haley said...

I would never have thought to pick out that striped midi dress for myself, but it looks so cute on you that I have to give it a try!! You have such good taste! - Haley / hlikens88@gmail.com

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Maddie Mohn said...

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Alyson Hoffman said...

After seeing the blush pink dress during your try on, I’m getting it for work! ❤️
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Grace said...

Ahh, I'm still so tempted by the silk Vince shirt. Saw it in person yesterday and might have to go back for it.
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So fun! Love the Nordstrom sale! Alcald6@gmail.com

Jessa Thomas said...

I do adore that cashmere dress! So gorgeous and it looks SO comfortable!! Jfieberts@hotmail.com.

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Heidi Richards said...

You had THE BEST picks for the Nordstrom Sale! I bought the Tory Burch flats and have worn them to work so much already! Love your blog and all your Instagram stories!

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Love the pink dress. Very pretty.

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Molly said...

Love the striped dress! My email is molly.gaddie@gmail.com.

Classy By Cass said...

Totally ordering the camel skirt and the camel sweater!! I love them!

Cheers!
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Classic style. I love the cashmere!!

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Beechlilly said...

Thanks for reviews. I’ve ordered quite a few things. Can’t wait for the tunic cashmeee. Sweater.
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Maybe I can order more with the giveaway. Haha

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Anonymous said...

I was on the fence about the striped midi-dress but, after looking at it on you I think it is a win
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Marissa DeCostanza said...

I love your style, I've been redoing my wardrobe and have picked up several pieces you've shown.
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Marissa DeCostanza said...

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