My Top Ten Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Today is the first day that I have access to personally shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as an “Ambassador” level cardholder. I did, however, pop in yesterday and went behind the yellow “ropes” to have a look around. I know hearing about and shopping the NSale can be absolutely overwhelming, so I’ve looked through lots of what’s on sale and narrowed it down to my top ten picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

My Top Ten Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Bernardo Double Breasted Longline Vest

Our mild climate doesn’t call for an all-out coat that often, but I love the look, so this double-breasted vest fits the bill perfectly. It comes in Camel or this yummy pearl shade that will coordinate with everything.

Dagne Dover Large Duffle Bag

Made from durable materials, this large bag from Dagne Dover offers ample storage space for your essentials, making it perfect for weekend getaways or trips to the gym. I love its thoughtful design, which includes multiple pockets and a separate shoe bag! Most important for me is the sleeve that fits over a suitcase handle when racing through he airport. I saw a lot of this brand recently when I was researching this post about travel bags, and all of their pieces are minimalistic but gorgeous.

Fleurette Stanton Cashmere Coat

When I was choosing my top ten picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I wanted to include a nice coat. With its classic silhouette and impeccable tailoring, this Fleurette Stanton Cashmere Coat is a sophisticated outerwear piece that will effortlessly elevate any outfit this fall and winter. I like choosing pieces made of high-quality cashmere because it offers exceptional warmth and softness, making it a perfect choice for chilly weather.

Munro Leather Bootie

I have had several pairs of shoes and booties from Munroe and know them to be super comfy. Many come in varying widths which I find helpful. I know it feels difficult to shop for fall fashion in the middle of July, but I think these leather booties will be a versatile and functional piece to add to your cool-weather outfits.

Joe’s Jeans The Tulie Denim Skirt

How do you feel about denim skirts? I know they come in and out of popularity and have been trending for the last few seasons. This one from Joe’s Jeans hits mid-calf and has a flattering A-line silhouette which will look great with knee boots or short boots and shoes.

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lounge Shirt and Pants

I shared about these last week, but they are worth sharing again! I bought this sold-out best-selling Barefoot Dreams crop pajamas set last year and LOVE them. Funny story…I wore them running errands, not realizing they are pajamas, so I think of these more for lounging than sleeping. I have these on my wish list in the Driftwood color.

Eric Javits Sunshade Straw Fedora Hat

A great hat is not only a great fashion statement but a practical accessory to protect your skin, hair, and scalp from dangerous UV rays. This fedora is made with high-quality polypropylene/polyester straw that takes a beating, packs like a dream, and offers excellent sun protection. This would be a great hat to wear to the garden or just while strolling around outside running errands. It’s a piece you can use immediately!

Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole

The NSale is always a great predictor of what is to come in stores this fall. Here is another pair of boots that I think will work with so many different outfits this fall and winter. They also are available in chocolate brown, mushroom tan, and cognac.

Vince Weekend V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

This midsummer sale is a fantastic time to make sure you are stocked up on cool-weather wardrobe staples like a quality cashmere sweater. I always try to have several different colors in my rotation, and this camel is a wonderful neutral. If you are looking for more color, here is another cashmere sweater option I loved.

Washable Silk Pajamas

There’s nothing more luxurious than crawling into bed in a pair of silk pajamas. This gorgeous matching pajama set would make a great gift if you’re one of those who likes to check off her Christmas shopping early.

Naturalizer Raisa Riding Boot

I like pairing a taller boot like a riding boot over skinny pants or with a knee-length skirt for extra warmth and protection from rain and snow in the winter. These sleek leather riding boots come in black and in “cider spice” brown, and they’re almost $100 off during the NSale.

Shop My Top Ten Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

I’m heading in to do my shopping today. There are many similar things to what I saw last year and also some great pieces that can anchor my wardrobe. I’ll let you know what I add to my wardrobe and have a dressing room diary soon.


  1. The cashmere cost is beautiful and the Monroe boots,so cute.
    Thanks for inspiring me for up coming cooler weather

    1. I’m looking forward to fall weather!

  2. I snuck under the yellow tape! Seeing the colors, and fabric in person really helps! Happy hunting!

  3. I adore every single one of these picks! Once again, you have completely inspired me, Jennifer! Thank you.

    1. I’m so glad you like them!

  4. Thank you for the succinct list! I was happy to see the Fleurette cashmere coat as a favorite. I ordered it in camel. Yes, an investment!

    1. I’m hoping to try it on today. It’s a beauty!

  5. I wish they had more Barefoot Dreams sweaters on sale at this year’s Anniversary Sale. Seems like there were more in past years. They are my weakness! 😀

    1. They’re pretty great, I agree

      1. Hi Jennifer, where can I find the white, black trimmed jacket you’re wearing?

      2. I don’t see a white and black jacket in this post. Which one?

  6. Jennifer, I’m wondering about the striped shirt you have on under the belted vest–great combination! Can you give the details on the shirt, even if it’s not on sale? Curious about the fit. Thanks!

  7. Those are really great picks! I love the cashmere coat and the boots. Those are investments that will last!

    1. I agree. Boots are always on my list during this sale because I know I’ll get lots of wear out of them.

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