NSale | What I Actually Bought

*This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and Collective Voice, but all product selections, styling, and shopping sprees are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!


Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to the weekend! We’re all a little bummed it’s the final weekend of summer break for Sloan, but excited because Mr. College is headed home for the final few weeks of his break! You know I’ll be squeezing in as much family time as they’ll allow!

In other news, this also marks the final few days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! After Sunday, the prices will return to full-price, so if you’ve had your eye on something, now is your last chance to grab it up to 40% off.

I use it mostly as the chance to stock up on my go-to products, and replace my tired closet staples. Today I’m sharing the pieces I actually shopped and took home with me!

Floral Drop Waist Dress (XS) | Pointed Block Heel Booties

My NSale Fashion Buys //

White tees have a limited shelf life around here, so I always take advantage of the special NSale pricing to refresh my favorite scoopneck tees. They’re made of the softest fabric, are a great length, and are only $13! They introduced a new V-Neck style this year, too, and I grabbed it in the fun lilac color.

Fit Tip: Both are TTS, so choose based on how you prefer your tees to fit. I’m wearing a size Small.

Scoopneck Pocket Tee

The denim was really good in this year’s NSale, and I found several great styles with a flattering and comfortable fit.

Kut Kelsey Ankle Flare Jeans | Kut Reese High Waist Slim Straight Leg Jeans | Wit & Wisdom Ankle Slim Straight Leg Jeans | Kut Catherine Boyfriend Jeans | Mother Dazzler Slim Ankle Jeans | Wit & Wisdom Cropped Skinny Jeans

These are the two styles I loved most, and will be wearing on repeat once the weather cooperates.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 26 in the dark pair and a size 2 in the lighter pair.

Left: Pistola Straight Leg Jeans (size 26) // Right: Kut Rachael Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans (size 2)
Fave V-Neck Pocket Tee (Small) | Chain Slide Mules (TTS) | Heart Necklace

Mama SP makes a beeline to the lounge section every year specifically for these pajamas! They’re her absolute favorites, and the price is so crazy-good during the NSale! They’re lightweight jersey knit with a cool, silky finish, and the prints and colors are so cute.

Fit Tip: We’re both wearing size XS, but I’d size up in the shorts version.

Long Pajama Set | Short Pajama SetSlippers

As for activewear, these Zella styles are hands-down my favorite… followed by these super comfy sneaks!

You know Nordstrom delivers when it comes to athletic wear, and mom and I had the hardest time narrowing it down! This new lilac was my favorite, and I wanted pretty much every style in it! The leggings are buttery soft with the perfect 7/8 length for my frame, and even pockets to hold your phone. I love their longline bras for a tank-meets-sports bra fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small in both.

High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings (Small) | Crop Tank (Small) | ON Cloud Running Shoes

I don’t usually keep sweaters this early in the season, but I did hold on to this open front cardi because I’m so smitten with the color, and I know I’ll wear it on repeat this fall.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS, it’s oversized.

Open Front Pocket Cardigan (XS) | Scoopneck Pocket Tee (Small) | Wit & Wisdom Ankle Slim Straight Leg Jeans (size 2) | Pointed Block Heel Booties

A no-brainer flutter top that easily dresses up or down, the neck is a stretchy smocking with darling ruffle details. It’s a woven material with either a cute print or textured dot. The black pants were an exciting find since great-fitting black trousers are so hard to find! They’re crazy soft and stretchy, in a nice thick material and flattering wide leg.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top and regular 2 in the pant.

Ruffle Cap Sleeve Blouse (XS) |  Wide Leg Ponte Knit Trousers (size 2) | Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Every closet should have a military/utility jacket… period! They are the best Fall layer for everything from light sweaters and tops to transitional dresses. Plus, the style adds a touch of edge that make outfits so stylish. This new cotton twill is a great option, with a hidden drawstring waist to give a more flattering and feminine fit, and the price is bananas!!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS jacket and size 2 jeans.

Utility Jacket (XS) | Scoopneck Pocket Tee (Small) | Kut Rachael Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans (size 2) | Pointed Block Heel Booties

My NSale Shoe Buys //

Nordstrom really knocked it out of the park in the shoe department this year! I basically refreshed every major shoe category in my closet, and kept all these… ooops!

I tried on no fewer than 30 pairs of shoes, and these were the styles that stood out most to me.

Fit Tip: All were true-to-size except the ballet flats, which I sized down half.

Tall Western Boots (TTS) | Chain Slide Mules (TTS) | Cap Toe Ballet Flats (size down half) | Pointed Block Heel Booties (TTS)

My NSale Beauty Buys //

Besides shoes, beauty was my other favorite category in this year’s NSale. I stocked up on several favorites I use and reach for daily, and was especially excited to see  one of my favorite summer face sunscreens included! This gives the best beachy glow… I wear it alone, or mixed with foundation or tinted moisturizer. I also stocked up on my go-to texturizing spray while it’s still on sale.

Supergoop! Glowscreen

My NSale Home Buys //

No surprise here, but I grabbed two more of my favorite throws for the lake house! They are insanely soft, with the cutest tassel trim. It comes in a ton of colors, launders well, and is a great price during the NSale. They make perfect gifts, too!

Bliss Throw Blanket

My NSale Splurges //

Outside of the closet staples and beauty restocks, I did splurge on two very unexpected finds… and I couldn’t be happier about them! First up, this Barefoot Dreams set! It’s truly like being wrapped in a heavenly hug. Think about it, head-to-toe Barefoot Dreams goodness, in a chic lounge set!

Barefoot Dreams Set | Slippers | Heart Necklace

These shirts are a splurge, but I assure you worth every penny! I treated myself to one last year, and reach for it all the time (with jeans, over a swimsuit, thrown on with cut-offs). It’s so lightweight and gauzy, you barely feel it on your body, and it’s perfectly relaxed. It’s hard to describe until you’ve tried it for yourself, but there’s a reason they have such incredible reviews.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small. 

Organic Cotton Button Up Shirt (Small) | Kut Rachael Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans (size 2) | Chain Slide Mules

Last Chance on These Great Finds //

While inventory is fairly limited on many of the popular styles, there are still so many great deals available! Here are some of my faves, all fully stocked and only on sale for a few more days.

1. Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket // 2. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
3. Cashmere Crop Pajamas // 4. Slip Silk Pillowcase Set
5. UGG Slippers // 6. Suede Sneakers
7. True & Co Wireless Bralette // 8. Beaded Hoop Earrings
9. Our Place Always Pan // 10. Leather Crossbody Bag
11. Hydroflask Water Bottle // 12. Hooded Puffer Vest

Extra 25% off Summer Clearance! //

If you’re more interested in this season’s deals, Nordstrom is having a surprise promo…. save an extra 25% off Summer Clearance!! Find the full sale HERE, and some of my top picks below.

1. IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream // 2. Coin Necklace
3. Floral Puff Sleeve Dress // 4. Treasure & Bond Maxi Dress
5. Muscle Tank // 6. Michele Watch
7. Kate Spade Picture Frame // 8. Luxe High Waist Pocket Leggings
9. YSL Matte Lipstick // 10. Travel Jewelry Box
11. Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals // 12. Sam Edelman Sandals



Have you grabbed anything from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet?! I hope my coverage this year has been helpful for you! Don’t forget about their free shipping and returns, plus curbside pickup where available. Check out the entire Sale HERE. Happy weekend, lovebugs!

Leave a Comment


  1. Patricia wrote:

    I bought the utility jacket in navy and the open front cardi in white. I’m trying to be very careful about what I add to my overstuffed closet. I just gave away 10 items to help balance my purchases.

    Posted 8.4.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yes that’s a great idea!!! Now I just need to follow suit, ha! xo, C

      Posted 8.4.23 Reply
  2. Tina wrote:

    I bought the Pistola jeans based on your prior recommendation and I love them — thank you! It always helps to see them on a person in a real outfit and have a recommendation. I can be between sizes in jeans. I ordered the bigger size and they were a little too big, but when they came the smaller size was sold out (why didn’t I just order both sizes, right??!!). I checked a few times but my smaller size was never restocked. Funny story, I got up to go the bathroom at 2am recently and thought, “I should check for those jeans.” They had a bunch of sizes including one pair in my smaller size! So, I guess my Nsale tip is to check in the middle of the night if you’re hoping for a re-stock :).

    Posted 8.4.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Ha!! What a funny story… I’m glad it could work out!!!! xo, C

      Posted 8.4.23 Reply
  3. Theresa Childs wrote:

    What about the dress you’re wearing ? In the first photo. So pretty !

    Posted 8.5.23 Reply