As I’m sure you’ve seen all over the blogosphere, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has been happening for the last little while. Today is the last day to take advantage of the sale before prices go back up, so I thought I’d share the things I bought that I love and recommend. If you’re not familiar, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is unique because they discount new items for the fall season and then prices go back up after the sale. The sale items are not from last season or one-size left clearance items (although sizes do sell out really fast). This makes it a unique sale for shopping for the fall/winter season, for back to school, or even for the holidays.
For the Home
Damon and I moved into a new home several weeks ago so home decor has been on the top of my mind. At the moment, shopping for the home takes priority over shopping for myself.
SKIN REJUVENATING PILLOW CASE // I bought the Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating pillowcase during last year’s sale and I like it a lot more than the cotton pillowcases I’ve used in the past. However, the color doesn’t quite go with my decor so I was hesitant to buy a matching one for Damon. “slip for beauty sleep” pillowcases have a lot of amazing reviews, they come in white, AND they’re machine-washable so I bought a set. I also bought the Glow Beauty Boosting pillowcases to try because they were the most inexpensive option and why not, Nordstrom makes returns so easy.
WESTIN AT HOME HEAVENLY BEDDING // I bought a Westin at Home down blanket and 300 thread count luxe flat sheet from the Westin Heavenly Bed collection. The reviews were unanimously glowing and the sale price was 25% off. We’ve been looking at Costco sets but since we love sleeping in hotel beds, I figured it was worth splurging on something we use every day.
OLD-FASHIONED AND WHISKEY GLASSES // Damon’s excited to get a bar cart/bar cabinet for our place (we’re waiting for our designer to confirm that this one fits in our space) and we need some new glassware for entertaining. I bought sets of these sleek whiskey tumblers and these really cool double old-fashioned glasses that have such cool detailing on the bottom. All dishwasher safe and all made in Italy. They’re a great price point to buy as gifts too.
CANDLES // I haven’t pulled the trigger on these yet, but I want to get this set of rose gold candles so badly! They’d look so good on my open kitchen shelving.
For Going Out
HIGH-WAISTED FAUX-LEATHER LEGGINGS // You guys, these Lysse high-waisted faux-leather leggings are so so good. I find the Spanx ones (also on sale) a little thin looking, so I got the Lysse ones. They’re amazing. Very substantial and holds everything in. I love the cut. If you’re considering leather or faux-leather leggings, definitely give them a try.
OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS // I was very impressed with the quality of my Marc Fisher espadrille wedges so I bought the over the knee boots that are part of the Anniversary Sale. The heel looks comfortable and the reviews are overall very positive. It’s not real suede, which was my only dislike, but I’ll wait to see what they’re like in person.
JAMES PERSE DRESS // Ok this James Perse dress was a total impulse buy because I love the color and the cut. James Perse does laid-back chic so well.
For the Gym
I got a bunch of workout clothes to try on and I’m so excited. I got several high-rise leggings (click images above to see) like these Alo Elevate leggings. Two years ago I bought the Zella live-in leggings and they’re as good as the 1.6k reviewers say.
For 9 to 5
FLATS // I’ve worn my Ferragamo flats for so long and had them resoled so many times that I really need a new pair of flats. I got these Cole Haan pointy-toe flats that look more stylish than most flats and comes in a size 5.
CASHMERE WRAP // I’m freezing 90% of the time in my office so I got a cashmere wrap. I also just like cashmere. If I don’t take it to work I’ll wear it around the house like a rich housewife.
SKINCARE SET // I have everything in this Charlotte Tilbury Gift of Magic Mini Skincare Set and they are well worth the money, especially in this discounted set. I use the Magic day cream daily and the night cream makes my skin glow and glow. I use the night cream on every long haul flight and when I get off the plane I look like I had a full night’s sleep.
BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES // I’m still debating this but I want to get this Filmstar Glow & Blush set so badly!
Did you get anything from the Nordstrom sale?