It’s 200 degrees outside, I’m 200 months pregnant and Nordstrom and Nordstrom-obsessed fashion bloggers have us all thinking about fall with the 2019 Anniversary Sale underway. #NSALE.
I fell victim to the hype this year and got the Nordstrom card for pre-access shopping. I used to have a Nordstrom debit card which I think has since been discontinued so it wasn’t a huge leap for me, but otherwise I’d never advise someone to take out a line of credit for access to a once per year sale.
Regardless though - I’ve done it and as I get more and more suggestions for fashion and style related content (who knew?!) I thought I would share with you all the items I’ve actually purchased from this year’s sale which is ongoing through early August.
As a reminder I am 200 months pregnant so real clothes are of little interest to me right now. However loungewear and perfume will forever be my jam, pregnant or not.
At the end of this post I’ll also add links to the items that caught my eye for workwear but did not make the cut for me personally just because sizing is going to be my nightmare this fall.
THINGS I PURCHASED FROM THE 2019 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas in Navy Peacoat. $35.90 for the set.
I read that these jammies are super soft and breathable. So I’ve orders a pair for postpartum activities (nursing). I think the button front and soft fabric will be perfect.
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deoderant Trio, $66.00 for the set of three.
I understand that this is the MOST random item ever. Before I tried it I thought that this was some product that should be in Marshall’s clearance aisle and even then I’d never give it a second look. However, coming highly recommended by the website Things I Bought and Liked, I gave it a shot and now I am sold - its perfect for the summer swampiness of Austin and I like the consistency of a solid deodorant better than the lotion style formula of my previous Kiehl’s go-to. Now I’m afraid it will be discontinued at some point so I have no problem stocking up. FYI this $66 supply should last me 6 months.
Rainbow Icon Sweater, $25.90
We’re all unicorns and glitters and rainbows around here with a 4 year old girl in the house. Adding this to my cart made me feel less like a selfish jerk for stocking up for myself. I sized up to a 5 in hopes of getting two year’s wear out of it. I’m incredibly cheap when it comes to kids clothes.
My biggest splurge of the sale, I thing post pregnancy motivation demands a new pair of athletic shoes. I have the ambition of getting back into shape after baby comes and having these waiting for me will be a great reminder.
Le Labo Discovery Set, $85.00
This isn’t really a bargain or a sale item, but these discovery sets just don’t usually stay in stock long which is why I think they are featured in the sale. I wanted to gift myself one for Christmas last year but couldn’t get my hands on it. So there you have it. I don’t have any Le Labo scents but the Santal candle is one of my go-to house warming gifts for friends and I love the Rose 31 shampoo and conditioner from the Fairmont hotels which I hoard like a crazy person whenever I stay there.
Having a young daughter has made me more whimsicial in my accessory choices at times, and this heart necklace fits into that category. She loves to help me pick out jewelry and I find myself gravitating towards inexpensive and fun items to keep her entertained. At a low price point, it can be fun for as long as it lasts without a major investment. I think the pave design keeps it a little classy. There are also matching earrings which I didn’t purchase but can be found here.
The alleged softness of this set sold me on the order, I’ll report back when they arrive but I’m pretty optimistic about a matching cozy set for fall. It won’t be nursing friendly but some things just have to be all about me and I plan on spending a lot of time snuggled up in these come cooler weather.
THINGS I WOULD HAVE PURCHASED FROM THE SALE IF I WASN’T SO VERY PREGNANT
Halogen Pleated Midi Skirt in Leopard, update SOLD OUT
This skirt is a classic for your closet and could work for date night as well as in the office if paired with a jacket or appropriate back top and heels.
You may be able to find these at a better price from Madewell directly sometime this fall, but I am a fan of Madewell’s high-rise denim and these are a little cool with the raw edge hem, but not over the top with a ripped knee. There’s also a nice version available in the sale from Rag and Bone but at a higher price point. I also like these Paige Jeans with a ripped knee.
Zella Splits Ribbed Tank, $25.90
I’ll never feel completely comfortable in the sports bra running look, but I love a great loose tank and I think this ribbed version would be an affordable option for layering your work out attire without feeling completely exposed in just a bra and shorts or tights.
Treasure and Bond Leather Biker Jacket, update SOLD OUT
A real leather biker or moto jacket staple has been on my wish list for awhile now. I’ve been hunting for one that doesn’t have too many zippers and doesn’t look too boxy. This was a strong contender but at the $200 price point even on sale I couldn’t bring myself to take a chance on the sizing quite yet. Looks like this one got away but I’ll be referencing this post later in case of restock.
More leopard! This dress is a great price for something I imagined wearing constantly throughout fall. The short sleeves also make it work for Austin’s fall. It has a classic silhouette, seems comfortably cut and would adjust to size fluctuations experienced soon after baby arrives.
My Levi’s classic jacket has been a key aspect of my wardrobe through summer and even through pregnancy. But I really liked the look of this oversized Madewell version. It feels a little more millennial than I would normally embrace but it would be a nice way to ease out of my fashion comfort zone with the oversized cut.
This ladylike blouse won me over with the timeless rope and chain pattern, paired with soft ruffles and a slight puff sleeve. “Slight” being key.
Nalani Bootie in Nude, $64.90
These are the ones that got away, I deliberated too long and they sold out in my size but I think these nude booties are very smart without being over the top. Wish I had nabbed them.
If you’re looking for good deals on a few things that I can vouch for because I own them, I recommend this hair dryer (I have the same one at home in white), I have a very similar Sole Society duffel bag to this style and love it for quick road trips, a black North Face vest is always a good idea and I ALWAYS get compliments on this perfume, my favorite from Hermes.
Finally, Diptyque candles make great house warming gifts, hostess gifts etc. and I love this set of travel minis that could be broken up for various occasions and to have a great last minute gift always on hand. I may end up ordering one before the sale is up.