Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top Picks

Early access for card members kicked off Thursday last week and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does NOT disappoint! I headed to my local store after work (since, you know, engineering > blogging), and while it was a bit crazy in the shoe department, I left with quite a bit of fall goodness. I really wanted to see the handbags and shoes in person before committing, and you guys, the handbags this years are incredible. I walked away with 3 and I am still thinking on a few others. The materials are so rich, I just wanted to touch all the bags! From quilted suede to pebbled leather to gorgeous velvet, the textures, styles, and colors are so on point. I cannot say enough good things about the Tory Burch selection in particular; I wanted them all! But I settled for the one that first stole my heart and I hope we will be very happy together this fall. So, here is a peek at my top handbag picks:

After hitting the handbag department, we ventured over to shoes (yes, K tagged along, and patiently carried all my purchases) where we received a number to get in line and waited for a sales person. It actually went pretty quick and waiting gave me a chance to find all the ones I previewed online and wanted to try on. There were several pairs of shoes that were on my list, and almost all were available in my size. The Vince Camuto booties this year are soooooo good. They are so comfortable and the detailing is impeccable. I also was in the market for a new pair of black flats for work, as well as a pair of slide loafers for fall. I ended up with 5 pairs (one had to be ordered online as they were out of my size). Here is a look at my top footwear picks: 


Next, we ventured into jewelry and accessories. The Kendra Scott selection in the sale is gorgeous! There are so many of her filigree pieces in silver, gold, and rose gold, in a few styles of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. I also love all the Bauble Bar pieces included in the sale; the metallics are so pretty! I scooped up 2 new jewelry pieces before heading into my favorite area for fall; scarves. If you have been following me on social media for a while, you know how deep my love of scarves runs. And, living in Michigan means wearing them is not only practical, but necessary in fall and through winter. There are so many cute plaid scarves, dreamy cashmere wraps, and cozy ponchos. I picked up a few scarves and a cashmere waterfall vest, which is probably one of the items I’m most excited about! Here is a round-up of all my top accessory picks:


Lastly, we hit the clothing department. We milled around and I tried on a few items, but most of the things that were on my list were out in my size, which was expected. I mean, by the time we got to clothing, it was already after 8 pm and although I didn’t have the highest hopes, it was helpful to see all the colors and touch all the fabrics of the things I wanted, no itchy knits for me. After making updates to my online shopping cart as I window shopped in store, I was ready to go home and place a huge online order for all the things that were out in store in my size or the color I wanted. I stocked up on lots of basic tee’s – both long and short sleeve, a TON of cardigans, sweaters, tunics, and denim. I’ve rounded up all my must-haves by category below:





If there is anything else you would like me to cover, please let me know!
xo, Ray

1 Comment

  1. September 21, 2017 / 2:05 am

    So nice article, glad to read this post, thanks so much!


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