Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – What I Bought + Fit Reviews

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesHappy Friday!  Not only is it Friday, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened up to EVERYONE today!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be somewhat overwhelming so I wanted to share with you all of the items that I have purchased so far!  Plus a fit review of everything AND a few items that aren’t worth spending your money on!

There are SO many great pieces included in the sale – Most of them are geared towards fall, but as you can see below, a lot of the items can be worn now too!

As a caveat, I know it’s super annoying that a few of these items are currently sold out, but I’m almost certain they will be restocked at some point during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted when they are!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

MY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE HAUL

First up is an outfit you may have seen me share earlier this week.  I LOVE everything about it.

  • Cardigan: LOVE.  It’s light weight and will be perfect for transitioning into fall.  It runs really big – I’m wearing an XXS.  Price: $32.  (Similar version in the sale as well.)
  • White Tee: Not part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but this one is similar and only $16, marked down from $24.
  • Madewell Distressed Denim: This is my first pair of Madewell jeans, and it won’t be my last.  Wearing a size 27.  I really like the raw hem and the semi-distressed knees.  Price: $90, marked down from $135.
  • Embroidered Slide: Obsessed is an understatement.  Super lightweight, love the detailing, great fit.  Fit TTS.  Available in blush, metallic silver and black too.  Price: $53, marked down from $80. 

Embroidered Slides for Fall - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

A closer look at the raw hem and the embroidered slides.

Grey Cold Shoulder Sweater - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesBlack Mules for Fall - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

  • Cold Shoulder Sweater: Similar to the BP sweaters from last year, but with a cold shoulder added to this year’s style.  I like the slits on the sides and the fact that it’s longer in the back.  It runs big, I’m wearing an XS.  Price: $36, marked down from $55.
  • Hudson Denim: The wash is a great, dark blue for fall.  They run really long – I have them cuffed a couple of inches.  Otherwise, they fit TTS.  Price: $99, marked down from $185.
  • Black Mules: I really love these for transitioning into fall – they’re perfect to wear now too!  Fit TTS.  Block heel makes them pretty comfortable, although I wouldn’t necessarily recommend commuting to and from Metro in them … make sense?!  Price: $50, marked down from $80.

Pink Cold Shoulder Top - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

A fun nighttime look!

  • Cold Shoulder Top: This top is a thin sweater.  The material is actually thinner than I expected.  The top is shorter, which doesn’t really bother me because I prefer a good front tuck, but if you’re not comfortable with that, I might suggest you skip out on this one.  Price: $32, marked down from $49.
  • Hudson Denim: See review above. Price: $99, marked down from $185.
  • Over the Knee Boots: LOVE.  Definitely keeping these and will be wearing them non-stop as soon as it dips below 80 degrees!  They pull straight on, but they have a short zipper behind the heel and lower calf which tightens them up once they’re on.  They don’t fall down!  Fit TTS.  Price: $87, marked down from $130.   (STEAL for the quality!)

Easy, Soft Tee - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesEasy Soft Tee - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

  • Tee: Available in tons of colors, split sides (super easy to wear tucked in or out!), pocket detail, and v-neck.  What’s not to love?!  So easy to throw on and go now, and it will be perfect under a cardigan or leather jacket come fall!  I’m wearing an XS.  It’s pretty roomy!  Price: $16, marked down from $24.

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Another entire Nordstrom Anniversary Sale look that I’m in love with!

  • Cream Sweater: The coziest sweater!  It’s perfect for fall because it’s super soft but not heavy.  The oversized sleeves and v-neck allow you to still breathe.  I’m wearing an XS.  Price: $46.
  • Madewell Distressed Denim: Same distressed denim as above, but the over the knee boots hit high enough to cover the distressing.  Wearing a size 27. Price: $90, marked down from $135.
  • Over the Knee Boots: Same as above.  Still in love. 😉 Price: $87, marked down from $130.

Tie Front Sweater - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

This is the perfect weekend sweater.  It’s light weight, super soft, and really easy to throw on with a pair of skinny jeans and booties.  I like the tie front detail and the sweatshirt like collar.  This sweater is available in a few different colors.  I’m wearing a Small.  Price: $40, marked down from $59.

Blush Balloon Sleeve Sweater - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

  • Balloon Sleeve Sweater: Another super soft sweater.  I really like the fun sleeves on this one!  And the slightly higher neck!  I’m waring an XS. Price: $46, marked down from $69.
  • Hudson Denim: See review above. Price: $99, marked down from $185.
  • Grey Mules: (Better photo below) Reaaaallly like the grey suede for fall.  A great transition shoe with the open toe and open back!  Fit TTS.  Price: $50, marked down from $80.

Fall Shoe Roundup - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

I have a shoe problem, I admit it!  A closer look at my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Long, Cozy Cardigan - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

I purchased both the XS and the XS Petite and thought I’d show you the difference!  I’ll be keeping the regular XS.  It’s a little hard to tell in the photos, but the regular size hits a coupe of inches below my knees.  It’s definitely a long cardigan, like longer than any I own.  The XS petite hits a couple of inches above my knee – more like your typical cardi.

This sweater is SO soft.  It’s heavier than the one mentioned in the first photo above.  I know I’m going to get such great wear of it throughout the fall and winter!  Price:

  • Hudson Denim: See review above. Price: $99, marked down from $185.
  • Grey Mules: Better view of them on.  Really like that the heel is a different color than the grey suede. Price: $50, marked down from $80.

One more view of the comparison (regular on right, petite on left).Cozy-Cardigan - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesBlush Workout Leggings - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

Lots of great workout gear is included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

  • Adidas Tank: I love the big logo.  The arm holes are generous.  I’m wearing an XS.  It’s a bit longer than I expected so I ended up tying it in a side knot.  If you prefer longer workout tops though, this one is perfect for you!  Price: $22, marked down from $30.
  • Blush Leggings: I’m a huge Zella fan!  I snagged these leggings last year during the sale and live in them!  The blush is a pretty alternative to black (my go-to), and I really like the mesh detailing on the back of the calves.  These leggings are super high waisted.  They suck everything in!  I’m wearing an XS here, but I’ll probably end up getting a Small.  Available in grey and black too.  Price: $34, marked down from $52.
  • Nikes: Not part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but these are!

Adidas Workout Tank - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesColorblock Leggings - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

How fun are these leggings?!  I’m wearing an XS here and could really go with an XS or a Small.  Price: $43, marked down from $65.

Cashmere Scarf Under $100 - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesCashmere Scarf Under $100 - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

Ok, my one splurge item this year!  This 100% cashmere scarf!  BUT it’s actually a steal – it’s marked down to under $100!  It’s so soft, so cozy, and I just know I’ll wear it ALL. THE. TIME.  It’s available in seven other colors too!  Price: $99, marked down from $149.

Ruffle-Sleeveless-Top - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt Chronicles

Back to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dressing room …

  • Ruffle Top: I shared a full post on this top on Wednesday!  I love it, obviously.  I’m wearing an XS.  It’s available in blush too! Price: $23, marked down from $35.
  • Button Fly Denim:  I actually didn’t think I would like how high waisted these jeans are, but I ended up really digging them!  They have a 70s vibe about them.  I’m wearing a size 26.  Could have gone with a 27. I like the length and the raw hem.  Price: $46, marked down from $69.

Tie Front Top - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On Session by popular Washington DC style blogger Cobalt ChroniclesI wanted to love this top so badly, but when I first tried it on, it seemed a little too short.  BUT I saw my friend Jackie in it this weekend, and she paired it with high waisted jeans, and it was SO cute!  Sooo it’s back in the cart and on it’s way to me!  Another cute feature is that it buttons all the way down the back!  Price: $32, marked down from $49.

3 Items I Wouldn’t Recommend

  • I REALLY wanted to love this tie front sweater, but it’s super bulky and the tie does NOT work.  It doesn’t look like it does on the model online at all.
  • I drooled over these boots all last year, but I didn’t want to spend that much on booties.  When they were included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I scooped them up!  Sadly, they are SUPER pointy.  Like, aggressively pointy.  So they’re going back.
  • I thought this dress would be perfect for work, but it’s a super odd length.  I think it would look cute on a taller frame, but I ordered an XS and it just looked super frumpy on me.

And lastly …

One SPLURGE I Highly Recommend!

I picked up this fur vest last year, and OMG, it’s the softest thing I’ve ever owned.  I can’t wait to pull it out this fall!  I own an XS.

Ok, phew that was a lot!  Remember I have the dedicated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tab at the top of the page where you can find all of my Nordstrom Sale posts in one spot (there’s even a favorites under $100 tab!)!

Happy Shopping!

 

2 Comments

  1. Jackie wrote:

    I should have bought that balloon sleeve sweater when I saw it…funny on some items look wayyy better on someone else than the website! Thank you for the IG share! 🙂

    Posted 7.21.17
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Totally agree! I bought a sweater from last year’s sale that looks a million times better than it did on the site!

      Hope you had a great weekend!

      Posted 7.23.17

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