Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Women’s Top Picks

Oh happy day!!! The wait is finally over… this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is LIVE! Granted just a few can shop the Early Access Sale items today (Icon level cardholders), but we can all add to our Wish Lists!

True, it’s a little crazy to think about Fall clothes in the middle of a piping-hot Summer, but here’s the deal… this is not an end-of-season sale! It’s all the cute, NEW stuff coming out next season, but marked down for a short time! Once the Anniversary Sale is over, the prices will go back up (assuming they aren’t sold out).

I tend to look for closet staples and quality pieces that will be the foundation of my wardrobe for years to come, as well as stock up on products and items I use and wear year-round. There are literally 1000s of brand-new products in this year’s #NSale, and they’ll be up to 40% off for a short time.

The NSale can be a little overwhelming (#understatement), so hopefully today’s post is useful in helping you navigate this epic event, and focus on the items that will bring the most value to your closet. I’ve spent the last week pouring over every single one of them, and have rounded up my top picks in every category, starting with Women.


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Best of Sweaters //

Sweaters are the furthest thing from my mind right now, but I know I’ll be glad I grabbed a few classics for less once the cooler weather returns. I love all the relaxed shapes coming out this year, and have a feeling this striped cardigan will go fast, followed by this open front cardi. I have it in a few colors, and it’s a good one! Especially for the price!

one.  Hooded Poncho  // two.  Striped Cardigan
three.  Sleeveless Sweater  // four.  Cashmere Sweater
five.  Open Front Cardigan  //six.  Crewneck Sweater
seven.  V-Neck Sweater  // eight.  Pocket Hoodie
nine.  Bubble Sleeve Sweater  // ten.  Cowlneck Sweater

Best of Tops & Tees //

My go-to fleece v-neck comes in the best new colors, and even some fun prints. And I have a feeling I’ll want this soft tunic tee in more than one color, it’s perfect for layering over leggings.

one.  Pearl Collar Sweater  // two.  Scoopneck Pocket Tee
three.  Long Sleeve Thermal  // four.  V-Neck Tunic
five.  Fleece V-Neck Top  // six.  Plaid Button Down
seven.  Babydoll Henley Tee  // eight.  Ruffle Neck Blouse
nine.  Raw Hem Tank  // ten.  Floral Puff Sleeve Top

Best of Dresses //

I actually think Dresses is one of the best categories in this year’s NSale, with some darling pieces for wear year-round. I can’t wait to try this colorblock in person (I’m swooning over the funnel neck!), and this nap dress looks like summer perfection!

one.  Nap Dress  // two.  Drop Waist Knit Dress
three.  Halter Maxi Dress  // four.  Belted Crepe Dress
five.  Prairie Dress  // six.  Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress
seven.  Ruffle Dress  // eight.  Leopard Mini Dress
nine.  Faux Wrap Dress  // ten.  Floral A-Line Dress

Best Denim & Pants //

There’s no shortage of great denim this year, plus some incredible easy-to-wear pants for work and home. These black jeans are my go-to, for both the tummy-slimming panel and the cute fit! These twill pants would be so cute with sneakers and a tee, and I may actually splurge for this pair… the relaxed fit looks so good!

one.  Raw Hem Skinny Jeans  // two.  Bootcut Jeans
three.  Ankle Skinny Jeans  // four.  High Waist Skinny Jeans
five.  Black Skinny Jeans  // six.  Utility Pants
seven.  Slim Boyfriend Jeans  // eight.  Ponte Ankle Pants

Best of Jackets & Coats //

I know, I know… it’s 95-degrees out, but when else can you find brand new North Face styles for 40% off?! I’m also completely smitten with this plaid statement coat, and reallllly love this puff sleeve blazer. Looking for a timeless, flattering, and feminine Moto jacket for pairing with jeans and dresses? They don’t come much better than this one!

one.  Leather Moto Jacket  // two.  Plaid Double Breasted Coat
three.  Quilted Jacket  // four.  Denim Jacket
five.  Puff Sleeve Blazer  // six.  Zip-Up Hooded Jacket
seven.  Utility Jacket  // eight.  Hooded Insulated Jacket
nine.  Puffer Jacket  // ten.  Hooded Puffer Jacket

Best of Activewear //

Zella is an incredible brand for athletic wear, and there are tons of styles included in the NSale! I always grab a new pair of these cropped leggings, and the sports bra is one of my favorites. These lounge leggings were a best-seller with y’all last year, so I have a feeling they’ll go fast. As for shorts, these Nikes are an amazing fit.

one.  Longline Sports Bra  // two.  Relaxed Pocket Leggings
three.  Running Shorts  // four.  Racerback Sports Bra
five.  Cropped Leggings  // six.  No-Show Socks
seven.  Cropped Pocket Leggings  // eight. Relaxed Pullover
nine.  Ribbed Track Jacket  // ten.  Kangaroo Pocket Hoodie

Best of Lounge & Intimates //

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to refresh my tired undies, bras, and pajamas, and I’m beyond thrilled my favorite True & Co. bras are included!! I always grab more of my go-to wedge-free undies and a fresh new pajama set, too. Even the cult-favorite Barefoot Dreams is included… they don’t come any cozier than this cardigan.

one.  Best Bralette  // two.  Barefoot Dreams Long Cardigan
three.  Cropped Pajamas  // four.  Strapless Bra
five.  Bliss Undies  // six.  Joggers
seven.  Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan  // eight.  Barefoot Dreams Robe
nine.  Barefoot Dreams Socks  // ten.  Lace Thong


Best of Shoes & Sneakers //

Ahhhh, Shoes! Who doesn’t drool over shoes every Fall?! So many fun sneakers, boots, and flats this year! Mama Sugarplum and I both are grabbing our favorite workout sneakers while they’re 40% off! And how cute are these slippers for $16? They make a fun gift, too.

one.  Running Sneakers  // two.  Swift Run Sneakers
three.  ON Running Shoes // four.  Shearling Sneakers
five.  Ultraboost Sneakers  // six.  Pointy Toe Pumps
seven.  Loafers  // eight.  Mules
nine.  Tory Burch Thong Sandals  // ten.  Faux Fur Slippers

Best of Boots & Booties //

It wouldn’t be fall without booties, and a great neutral pair are sure to be on repeat this year. I have and love these knee boots, and I can’t wait to try these in the gorgeous tan.

one.  Notch Ankle Booties  // two.  Stacked Booties
three.  Pointed Block Heel Booties  // four.  Leather Ankle Booties
five.  Knit Ankle Booties  // six.  Knee High Boots
seven.  Over The Knee Boots  // eight.  Hunter Rain Boots

Best of Accessories //

Wrapping up my top picks for Women with accessories, and there are so many handbags, hats, and jewels included! Kendra Scott is always a good idea, and I’m so intrigued by this Michele Apple Watch band!!

one.  Raffia Shoulder Bag  // two.  Crossbody Bag
three.  Kendra Scott Hoop Earrings  // four.  Huggies
five.  Stacking Ring Set  // six.  Packable Panama Hat
seven.  Silicone Apple Watch Band  // eight.  Kendra Scott Pendant Necklace
nine.  Longchamp Expandable Tote // ten.  CZ Stud Earrings

Okay, did I choose some of your favorites, too? Is your Wish List ready to go, or are you still finding new goodies? I hope this post was helpful and saved you time, and don’t miss my Top Essentials (my must-haves!) HERE. Remember, you can save anything you like to a Wish List until it’s your day to shop!

Stay tuned for more this week, with my top picks in Home, Beauty and Gifts coming up tomorrow, and a big Dressing Room Diaries (with Mama SP!!) on Wednesday!

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  1. Liz wrote:

    I’m just now sitting down to read today’s post, but I wanted to share that I was at TCU orientation with my son today and before the session started in the communication building, they were showing famous people who graduated with communication degrees from TCU. All of a sudden I noticed your picture, the year you graduated and your job description was on the screen!!! So cool and Go Frogs!!!

    Posted 7.12.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Wait, what?! That’s crazy!! What did it say my job was, ha?! Such a great school…I hope your son and your family has a great experience there! Go Frogs!

      Posted 7.12.21 Reply
      • Liz wrote:

        Shoot, I wish I took a picture. I think it said blogger or influencer and then had a couple sentences. When we go back for Parents Weekend, I’ll have camera ready because I’m sure they’ll show the same slides again. We officially got our son registered and I have to say, I love TCU. (I’m an Aggie and my husband is a Longhorn, so it’s fun to add purple to our mix!)

        Posted 7.15.21 Reply
        • Cassie wrote:

          I’d love to see a photo if you can snap one the next time you’re there, but no worries if not!!! xo, C

          Posted 7.16.21 Reply
          • Liz wrote:

            Will do 🙂

            Posted 7.16.21