Fitting Room Review: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 19, 2019

After what seems like forever, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finally starts public access today! The sale opens to the public at 9:30 PST / 12:30 EST. If you haven’t yet read my post on how to prepare for the Nordstrom sale / a checklist, go do that! I also recommend placing multiple orders if there are a lot of items you want. Since things sell out so quickly, and items in your cart are not reserved, if there are two or three “must-haves” you want, add those to your cart immediately and check out. Then you can go back and more leisurely order your other items.

Today I’m sharing a fitting room review with you – below are photos of items I recommend from the sale, with everything you need to know about sizing, fit, etc. so you can make sure you get the best items for your wardrobe! Let’s get to it:


1. Golden Yellow Blazer & Black Midi Dress

This blazer is one of my favorite pieces from the sale because it really is a high-quality blazer at a great price. It runs large, so I would size down 1 size (I’m wearing a 4). This color is perfect for fall, not only for a work look, but paired with denim for the weekend.

A black midi dress is a closet staple, and you will not regret adding this to your wardrobe! It’s such a beautiful dress that hangs perfectly (not too tight but still form fitting). It fits true to size!

2. Plaid Tweet Mini Skirt, Black Turtleneck & OTK Boots

All 3 of these items can be styled so many ways! The black turtleneck is soft & not see-through. It fits true to size.
The mini skirt also fits true to size, though know that the material is quite thick with no give!
The OTK boots are the BEST BOOTS!! They stay up (so many OTK boots don’t) and elongate your legs. The website says they run small so to order a 1/2 size up, but I don’t find that at all! I went with my usual 9.5 and they are perfect!

3. Plum Blazer & Pencil Skirt:

This is a perfect addition to your work wear wardrobe! The color is great for fall/winter, and it is a great deal during the sale. The ruched sleeves are a nice touch and the suit definitely looks more expensive than it is. I’m impressed with the quality. Both pieces fit true to size!

4. Rust Cowl Neck Sweater & Faux Leather Spanx:

Online this sweater looks like a weird browny color, but in person it is a perfect orange-y rust. I highly recommend this for fall! I would size down unless you want a really oversized fit. I go between a S/M and went with a S in this.

These faux leather spanx are a perfect basic to snag during the sale. They run true to size & you can wear them all fall/ winter with so many outfits!

5. Grey Tunic Sweater & Faux Leather Spanx:

This sweater has the prettiest side snap detailing and comes in 5 colors! I definitely recommend picking up one or two as fall/winter basics. They fit true to size and pair perfectly with the faux leather spanx (and OTK boots!)

6. Ribbed Wrap Top & Knit Pencil Skirt:

This wrap top comes in muliple colors and is great to wear with a pencil skirt. What I love is that as someone with a larger chest it doesn’t cut too low!! Such a rare find! Fit is true to size!
The pencil skirt is well made – it is thicker so you don’t show any panty lines etc. I also love the just below the knee length! It comes in burgundy as well and fits true to size!

7. Wrap Top & Knit Pencil Skirt:

This wrap top is such a great piece! It looks okay on the hanger/online, but it is gorgeous on!! It really flatters your body and is comfortable. It comes in a multiple colors. It does run large, so size down a full size in this one.

8. Wrap top, skinny jeans & knee-high boots:

Here is the wrap top in dark green – I love how it can be styled for work (above) or weekend (here).
These skinny jeans never go on sale and are the best and making your booty look good lol! They fit true to size.
The knee high boots are comfortable and a gorgeous color for fall. They also fit true to size.

9. Longsleeve Floral Dress:

I am sad to report that I DON’T recommend this dress! It looked amazing online, but just doesn’t fit well on my body shape. If you have a narrow rib cage, it will be gorgeous, but if you don’t the fit is just not quite right.

10. Basic Cotton Tee, Faux Leather Spanx & OTK Boots:

This cotton tee has a rounded v-neck cut and is just your perfect staple tee. It comes in a ton of colors/prints and fits true to size. I paired it here with two of my other ‘must-haves’ as mentioned above, the faux leather spanx and the OTK boots.

11. Faux Suede Moto Jacket, Skinny Jeans & Ankle Boots:

This jacket was my top selling item during early access, and I can see why! It runs true to size. These are the same skinny jeans as above.
These ankle boots are great – I’m ordering them in black and leopard. They do run small though – size up a half size!

12. Wine Blazer & Pencil Skirt:

Similar to the earlier suit shared, this one is a gorgeous longline blazer and just-below-the-knee pencil skirt. The other is a deeper plum shade, while this is a warmer wine shade. I am definitely loving it for fall! It also comes in other colors though! The skirt fits true to size, but the blazer runs large- I would size down one size.

28 comments so far.

28 responses to “Fitting Room Review: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale”

  1. Cathy says:

    This sale is so good! Love that yellow blazer on you!


  2. Tracy says:

    There are so many great pieces this year! I love the Spanx leggings, the wrap top, that yellow blazer and the Steve Madden booties! Also how did you get such great lighting in the dressing rooms? Lol! I took a few pictures in store and it’s soo dark I wouldn’t dare post them on my blog! lol


    • Lee says:

      I know, I was way more impressed with this sale than last year’s! Though I am unimpressed how much faster things sold this year. Half the items I liked were gone before I could actually shop (as a Canadian i cant get a card and had to wait till today’s public access!)
      And haha i don’t know, maybe I was just lucky!? All the Nordstrom’s I’ve been in (including this one in Seattle) have BOMB lighting!!! I just assumed they were all like that, I’m sorry yours had crappy lighting!

  3. Rach says:

    I love the tweed skirt! It’s so cute!

  4. ah, so many great picks! I ordered a few things online and cant wait to get ’em!

    xx rebecca //

    • Lee says:

      Thanks girl! Same here! A lot of what I wanted sold out (the black midi dress pictured here and a pair of ugg slippers) but I did order 4 things and can’t wait!

  5. annaefox01 says:

    You found some great items! I love the SPANX leggings outfits.

  6. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    I love that yellow blazer!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Lee says:

      Isn’t it gorgeous! That’s one of the 5 items I ended up ordering for myself from the sale. I wanted two other things but they sold out before I could get em!

  7. Nancy says:

    Fantastic items! Especially the black midi dress! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday link up party.

  8. gretahollar says:

    So many great pieces girl! I only ordered four things from the sale this year, it’s a good year for basics!

    • Lee says:

      Same here! I ended up ordering 4 things – but still have two i am hoping to get if they come back in stock in my size *fingers crossed*

  9. I love that yellow blazer and black fitted dress! I didn’t find much work wear that I liked part of the sale but you found all the good stuff. Thanks for sharing doll 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https//

    • Lee says:

      Aw thanks for the compliment! I definitely had to dig to find good work wear, but the black midi and burgundy and plum skirt suits definitely were great finds!!

  10. Em says:

    I love that black midid dress

  11. Mollie says:

    Sooo many cute pieces – love how you styled everything. I wish Nordstrom offered better international shipping so I could have shopped it myself this year!

    xx Mollie

    • Lee says:

      I know!! I did international shipping to ship it here to Vancouver but I know it’s going to have an import duty, which sucks!

  12. Kristina says:

    A chunky sweater and leather leggings is one of the best combos for fall- love the rust colored one!

  13. Tillie Adelson says:

    Love seeing the try on — way easier to pick out pieces from the sale!

    • Lee says:

      Thanks Tillie!! That was my goal! I know the amount of content covering the sale can be overwhelming/annoying, so I really wanted to do a post that i thought would be actually useful for people!

  14. Lindsay says:

    So many great picks! I’m especially loving that long sleeve floral dress on you!

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