Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Dressing Room Try-Ons

I don’t do these dressing room diaries on IG stories often but received such great feedback on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 items that I thought I’d throw them in a post.  Below are items I have GOOD feedback on (if you saw my IG stories, you know they weren’t all winners – I’m looking at you Vince reversible coat that felt like it was made of construction paper).  See my insights below and feel free to comment with questions or additional requests (I could always go back and do this one more time).

Vince sweater, Everlane pants (not part of sale)

This sweater came home with me.  It’s not 100% cashmere but it felt like it.  Perfectly oversized and while Vince runs a little big, I went with a small because I like them looser.  It looked good with EVERYTHING I tried on, which is a winner in my book.  I’ve had some of my Vince sweaters for year. Wash them yourself (only when dirty) on hand wash/cold and they’ll last a lifetime.  Also recommend: this turtleneck and boxy sweater.

See?  This sweater looks good with everything!  I love this sale for beautifully made pieces that you can wear for nearly all year round.  I’ve been wearing midi, pleated skirts for years and they look good in the summer, winter, fall, spring – any time!  Pair with a cami now in the summer and with a chunky black turtlenecks with knee high boots in the dead of winter.  Wearing my normal size 2. (Look for less HERE.)

Sorry for the AC Slater, knee-up pose but I wanted you to see the raw hem.  I honestly just grabbed these jeans to try on with my clothes but they were amazing!  The perfect high waist, the perfect inseam length – and they’re under $150.  I sized down, too.  (I’m a true 26 but these are a 25)

This jacket was the highlight of my shopping trip.  Working in the retail industry for nearly a decade, I was surprised at the price, too.  It felt heavier than it looked and I know I’ll get a ton of use out of this fall/winter/spring.  They called it a duster, which made me chuckle, because it’s the heaviest duster I’ve ever come across.  I got a small (again, I don’t want it tight because I want to layer underneath it) and I’m in love with the oatmeal hue.

Vince makes this cashmere, funnel neck sweater every year – with good reason…it’s amazing!  I have it in burgundy (here) and this year they released this peachy, ombre shade.  The cashmere is incredibly soft and the funnel neck is just as flattering.  I wear a small, because again, I want it slightly oversized.  I paired it with these rag & bone basic black jeans with a raw hem.  They’re a great price and an awesome staple to add to your closet (I already own them…ha).  The 26 was pretty tight when I put it on but then I remembered that rag & bone jeans tend to stretch out a bit, so don’t size up–they’ll loosen up!

I was excited to try on this dress and it’s didn’t disappoint.  It’s a little loose (good for a growing bump!), the length is perfect and the sleeves are chic AF.  Again, this dress is virtually season-less.  Wear it now, just like this, in the fall with sock booties and a leather jacket and winter with tights, boots, a turtleneck on top and a wool coat.  Wearing a small.

I was so pleased by this sharp, cherry-red blazer.  It reminded me of J Crew and the price was right (just about $100).  It felt just like a J Crew blazer and about half the price.  It’s perfectly preppy but also totally work appropriate.  The blend is a lightweight poly (I thought it was cotton because it was so breathable) so it’s great for year round.

Have you seen this sweater?  I think every blogger I follow has posted about it.  I mean, I don’t blame them and I’m not ashamed to also promote it when it’s a cool sweater at a great price ($44).  While I personally utilize this sale for investment pieces, a good, inexpensive item is hard to resist.  This sweater looks just like the $400 Ganni sweater–it definitely looks more expensive than it is.  Wearing a US size 6 (again, I like my sweaters a little looser).

If you’re bound to a business casual wardrobe, this pants are for you.  Pull-on, no pockets, so basically they’re work leggings and just as comfortable. Wear them to your office with flats or sock booties and a chic, crewneck sweater (blazer optional). I would also dress them with an oversized turtleneck sweater and white sneakers.

Moto jackets are everywhere so I was drawn to this collar-less, sleek version by Vince.  The leather is like butter and this is a jacket that you’d better wear for the next five years if you purchase it.  I love how a collarless jacket looks over dresses or a turtleneck and jeans.  Wearing a size small.

These pants are like the Theory version above but in thick, scuba like material that hides your sins.  They were TIGHT.  I was wearing a 2 and I’d size up to a 4 if I was wearing them to the office.  If I was wearing them s a thick legging (if I worked at amore fashion-y office or was wearing them around town), I’d stay wearing a 2.

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