Dressing Room Diaries | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Open to ALL!

Happiest of Fridays, friends! I hope you had a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast, because it’s about to get serious around here! Today marks opening day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for everyone (at 11:30am CST)! (The last week was for Nordstrom cardholders.)

And while many pieces sold out immediately last week, I found a slew of amazing online-only pieces that are still fully-stocked..and I’m sharing them all in today’s big Dressing Room Diaries today! (See First Picks here and here).

Each combo is styled with head-to-toe sale items, including boots, jeans and jewelry, so make sure to check all the links! And you’ll be thrilled to know Mama Sugarplum came, too! Let’s get after it, shall we?

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Fit Note: I’m 5’4″-ish, 120 pounds-ish (depending on the week’s taco count), with a slight pear shape. My usual size is 0/XS. Mama Sugarplum is 5’1″, with an hourglass figure, and her size is XS/2P.



Before I get to the different categories, let’s start with one of my Top 10 finds of the entire Saleleggings! I know what you’re thinking, ‘Leggings are leggings, and I have a pair that work fine.’

But I’m here to tell you not all leggings are created equal, and these are part legging and part pant. Made of a thick ponte knit with a touch of stretch, they’re incredibly thick, with a high rise and wide waistband. They create a smooth silhouette and are cute with boots or flats. And bonus, they’re only $31 during the Sale!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS-petite for a cropped length.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Leggings
Relaxed Sweater | Ponte Leggings | Knee Boots



Okay, so this sweater isn’t a new find, but I loved it so much I had to order another. Plus, how can I deny black and white stripes? Made of a soft, stretchy material, it’s a great medium weight for Fall and Winter.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sweaters
Striped Turtleneck Sweater | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Wedge Boots


This crewneck sweater is a chunky wool-blend, with a slouchy fit and side slits. It comes in pretty solid colors, and a fun stripe.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, so consider sizing down one.

Crewneck Slouchy Sweater | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Snakeskin Studded Flat

Fit Tip: Mama SP wearing a small, but would prefer a size down.

on me: Crewneck Slouchy Sweater | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Snakeskin Studded Flat
on Mama SP: Striped Crewneck Sweater | High-Waist Jeans | Blush Converse Sneakers


This ribbed crewneck is soft and stretchy, with a fun speckled pattern subtly woven throughout. I love the vibrant pink, and it’s a great piece for wearing alone or layering over a collared shirt in colder months.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Crewneck Speckled Sweater | Ab-Solution Black Skinny Jeans | Snakeskin Studded Flat


Mama Sugarplum loves oversized sweaters and tunics, specifically for pairing with leggings (Mom, you need these!!!), and this one has a high-low hem, perfect for covering the bum, and cute buttons up the sleeves. The neck is relaxed, and it’s soft enough to wear alone.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a small. 

Button Sleeve Tunic Sweater | Ab-Solution Black Skinny Jeans | Platform Sneakers


Another slouchy sweater option, this one is crazy-soft with a plush, cozy feel. I love the deep charcoal and slight v-neck.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.

V-Neck Slouchy Sweater | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Cognac Boots

Fit Tip: Mama SP wearing an XS, too. 

on me: V-Neck Slouchy Sweater | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Cognac Boots
on Mama SP: V-Neck Slouchy Sweater | High-Waist Jeans | Wedge Boots



The cardigan game is strong in this year’s Sale (see my other picks here), and I found this one for you girls who prefer them long. It’s a lightweight ribbed cardigan, with a high side slit and pockets. The material makes it perfect for Spring and Fall, and it comes in several great colors.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigans and Blazers
Longline Ribbed Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Pendant | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Cognac Boots

Fit Tip: Mom’s wearing a small, but needs an XS

on me: Longline Ribbed Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Pendant | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Cognac Boots
on Mama SP: Longline Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Pendant | High-Waist Jeans | flats


This fuzzy-soft cardigan had me at colorful stripes!! I’m smitten with all the colors, plus the sweater is soft and plush.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Fuzzy Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Wedge Boots


Nobody does wool blazers better than J.Crew! I love the close fit and herringbone of this single-breasted blazer…not to mention the pop of pink at the collar. It’s got a touch of stretch for a comfy fit, and is easily worn for Work and Weekend.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2.

Herringbone Wool Blazer | Scoopneck Tee | Ab-Solution Skinny Jeans | Snakeskin Studded Flat

Mom was partial to the classic double-breasted Dover blazer, with fitted shoulders and hip-length. It comes in several colors and is a great work staple.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a 4. 

on me: Herringbone Wool Blazer | Scoopneck Tee | Ab-Solution Skinny Jeans | Snakeskin Studded Flat
on Mama SP: Blazer | Graphic Tee | High-Waist Jeans | Wedge Pumps



I”m in preppy heaven with this little textured fit-and-flare!! Definitely my favorite dress find of the Sale, I’m smitten with the little collar, contrasting tie belt, and flounce hem. Plus, the stretchy jacquard is soft and comfortable.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2

Textured Fit-and-Flare Dress | Perfect Nude Pumps


Another fit-and-flare, this one a stretchy sweater knit. It’s fully-lined with subtle cut-outs and a flattering a-line fit. It slips over the head, so it’s a smooth silhouette front and back.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Fit and Flare Sweater Dress | Nude Pumps


I found an incredibly chic jumpsuit last week, and this one is a close second! As if the color weren’t stunning enough, the stretchy crepe fits like a dream, and the criss-cross waist paired with the relaxed wide leg creates a flattering hourglass shape. The back zips all the way to the neck, making it work to weekend ready. (So chic with a blazer for the office!)

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular 0, but petite sizing available for shorter length.

Crepe Jumpsuit | Perfect Nude Pump



I found two amazing camo pants, and I honestly can’t choose a favorite! The first up is this stretchy twill, with flap back pockets and a traditional camo pattern. They’re so soft and stretchy, and so cute with booties or sneakers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2-petite, but would prefer a regular length since they’re already cropped.

Scoopneck Tee | Camo Pants | Wedge Sneakers


These are a more traditional jean style, with a subtle, gray-toned camo pattern. They’re super-stretchy and lightweight, and the fit is similar to a jegging. They even have the infamous Ab-Solution panel at the waist for a stretchy, comfy fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2Petite for an ankle length.

Crewneck Sweater | Ab-Solution Camo Pants | Wedge Sneakers


The coziest pants of the Sale, these fleece joggers have been a favorite of mine for awhile!! I wear them for most every long flight, and they’re so cute when paired with a jean jacket. I grabbed them in black while they’re on sale.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, petite sizing available, too.

Scoopneck Tee | Fleece Joggers



This pullover was one of the first things I ordered, and it did not disappoint! It’s hard to top North Face when it comes to durable outdoor jackets, and this lightweight pullover is water and wind resistant. Plus, it folds small for easy packing. (Find all North Face on sale HERE)

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.

North Face Pullover | Jeans | Wedge Sneakers


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best time to grab quality pieces for the kids, too…especially in brands like North Face and Patagonia that are rarely discounted. Little Miss lives in fleece pullovers and jackets, and this one washes and wears well, and is super soft and comfortable.

The puffer jacket is sherpa-lined for extra warmth, but without being ‘goofy.’ It feels odd buying coats and jackets when it’s 100-degrees, but we’re always glad once winter rolls around…and these are back to full price! She always opts for black jackets, but both come in bright colors, too. And note to my petite girls…the fit of a girl’s large is similar to a women’s XS, but for a fraction of the price!

Fit Tip: True to size.

Fleece Zip Up | Puffer

Of course she found a few other things included in the Sale, with this drapey jumpsuit and flap-pocket jeans being her faves. Both are super soft (always her prerequisite!), and passed both her ‘teen test’ and my mom ‘appropriate meter.’

Fit Tip: Check the sizing chart for sizing recommendations. 

Tie Back Jumpsuit | Striped Tee | Flap Pocket Jeans



I declared my top boots in this post, but I had several requests for tall boots and a flat bootie…so I went in search of more options. I’d say I hit the jackpot!

I have a pair of Born Knee Boots, and they’re the most comfortable I own! The sole is sturdy with an extra-padded insole, and the shaft is lined with flannel for a soft fit. These are definitely my go-to tall boot for Fall and Winter, and I’m thrilled to find them in the Sale! There’s a ton of colors available, mine is ‘Rust,’ but looks more like a cognac in person, and they’re a mix of suede and leather with a touch of distressing. These are definitely a high sell-out!

These Lucky boots are my favorite flat bootie of the Sale…comfortable, great neutral color, and the perfect almond shaped toe (not too round, not too pointy!).

Fit Tip: Both boots are true to size, and I’m wearing an XS sweater. 

Turtleneck Sweater | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Knee Boots (rust distressed leather) | Flat Booties (sesame suede)

Knee Boots (rust distressed leather) | Flat Booties (sesame suede) | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans (cuffed to show hem)



You can find more of my Sugarplum Top Picks from the Sale here and here, but I’ve rounded up my faves that are still in stock! Including the $25 throw your entire family will fight over on movie nights! It also makes a great gift!

The Barefoot Dreams cardigans have several colors and sizes still in stock, in all three of my favorite styles.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS/S in all of them.

left: Circle Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Pendant Necklace | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Boots
middle: Longline Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Pendant Necklace | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Wedge Boots
right: Waterfall Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Wedge Sneakers


This scoop neck tee is a Sugarplum Reader Fave once again this year…who can resist all the colors and $15 price tag?!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but I’d size up if you prefer a relaxed fit through the shoulders and arms.

Scoopneck Tee  | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans | Wedge Boots


I did a big undies and bra refresh, and my drawer is restocked with my faves! Both are so comfy, and stay put with no lines!

Bra | Undies


I tried several more pairs of jeans, but my top denim picks remain these styles! They’re all under $70 and still fully-stocked! (Read my full review of each here.)

Fit Tip: True to size, I wear a 2 in each.

one // Twist Front Fleece Pullover | Donna Ankle Skinny Distressed Jeans| Wedge Bootie
two // V-Neck Cashmere Pullover | Ab-Solution Dark Rinse Ankle Jeans | Snakeskin Flats
three // Lace Top | Bootcut Jeans | Leopard Booties
four // Leopard Bomber | Ab-Solution Black Skinny Jeans | Nude Pumps


Same goes for my top pick of shoes…these remain my favorites in each category! For a tall boot, these are definitely my faves, and this platform sneaker pretty much ties with the wedge sneaker. Find a full review of each, plus sizing info here.

Wedge Boot | Hidden Wedge Sneaker | Flat Loafer | Sneaker


Curious what your fellow Hi Sugarplum readers loved most? These are your Top 5 styles from the first week of the Sale:

  1. Wedge Sneaker — so comfy with a hidden boost of height!
  2. Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan — so cozy you may never leave the house!
  3. Wedge Boots — easy to wear & waterproof!
  4. Ankle Skinny Jeans — with just a touch of distressing & exposed hem (the online image is not a good depiction!)
  5. Hooded Drawstring Cardigan — lightweight and perfect for travel, with a flattering waistline


Honestly, we loved everything we’ve shared, and would be happy to own all of it (if only we had a money tree!). Now I just need the temperatures to drop about 50-degrees so I can wear more of this great stuff!!

So what are your favorites? What are you grabbing from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale today?!? Make sure you check out my first round of picks here and here. Those posts include picks for Home, Gifts, Beauty & Handbags!

Speaking of Gifts, this sweet little initial necklace is my go-to girlfriend/teacher gift, and included in the Sale!! Happy weekend shopping, lovebugs!


*P.S….To all my Colleen Rothschild fans, did you see her huge Christmas in July Sale?! 50% off so many products & 20% off everything else! I grabbed this jumbo-sized Cleansing Balm for the same price as the regular one!


Leave a Comment


  1. Just placed my regular person order (not a cardholder lol)! Thanks for all your hard work finding “the good stuff!” I know it can just look like shopping with your mom all day and that’s fun, but it truly is a labor of love and takes hours of effort.

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Caroline!! It is a lot of work, but we love every second of it!!

      Posted 7.19.19 Reply
  2. Karol wrote:

    Does your mom wear camo pants? I like them but I think at my age I’d look ridiculous.

    Posted 7.19.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      She loves the darker Caslon ones!! I’d pair them with colors, but she mostly sticks wit