Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top 10 Wear to Work Items

July 16, 2021
Nordstrom anniversary sale wear to work items 2021

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today!! This annual sale is where I get 50% of my fall wardrobe every year; it’s that good. You can find some really great fall pieces at a discount prior to them being sold at full retail price during the fall.  I wrote a post a few years back that is still worth a read, on How to Prepare for the NSale (including a rant on bloggers pushing the sale and what you DON’T need to buy from it!)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Schedule:

🇺🇸 NSale:
July 16: Early Access opens (meaning Nordstrom card holders / insiders can shop)
July 28: Sale opens to the public – everyone can shop

🇨🇦 NSale:
July 19: Nordstrom Canada preview is released
July 25: Early Access opens (meaning card holders / insiders can shop)
July 28: Sale opens to the public – everyone can shop

What I’m Covering on LegalLee Blonde / How to Shop The Sale:

For my fellow Canadians: I’ll be covering the Canadian NSale in a separate post on July 25th, so come back for that! I’ll also still be shopping the US NSale because they have more selection every year than the Canadian site does, and you may want to do that as well. Be sure to read my post on How to Ship to Canada from US Stores (like Nordstrom!)

If you’re not a cardholder/don’t qualify for early access I still recommend you ‘shop’ the sale by picking out your favorite items (you can create a wishlist on the Nordstrom site of any of these items) in advance of public access so you can check out as soon as possible once the sale opens to the public as some items sell out fast!

As mentioned, this year I’m going to focus on narrowing down the sale for you rather than inundating you with items. I’ll be sharing the top 10 best items from a number of a categories I think you may want to shop; kicking it off today with the 10 best Nordstrom anniversary sale wear to work items! Come back every day for the next week for ‘top 10’s’ in other categories!

Top 10 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wear to Work Items:

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1. Spanx Skinny Pants (regular: $128 | sale: $84): These are the PERFECT BLACK PANT. Run don’t walk to get these pants. They will become your go to everyday wear to work pant. They are dressy and professional looking but feel so stretchy and comfortable. They are also insanely flattering. They fit true to size but are tight, so if you’re between sizes go up one size.

🇨🇦 Nordstrom Canada Link: HERE

2. Satin Button Detail Blouse (regular: $69 | sale: $45): Satin is back baby! I remember seeing all the ‘grown-up business women’ wear satin when I was in middle school and the trend is back in a big way this year. This blouse comes in 4 colors (my favorite is the royal blue) and has the prettiest detail on the high neckline. It’s a perfect wear-to-work top for fall/winter.

3. Peter Pan Collar Blouse (regular: $74 | sale: $58):  This top currently says sold out, but don’t worry it will be restocked on the first day of public access. I’m sure it will sell out fast though! CeCe is one of my favorite brands to shop for affordable work wear and this top is precisely why – it’s cute without being too juvenile and it’s classic enough to wear for years to come.

4. Knot Neck Sleeveless Sheath Dress (regular: $138 | sale: $80): This Tahari dress reminds me of something Olivia Pope or any of the women on Suits would wear. It’s powerful and looks like you are ready to take on the world. The knot detail neckline and pockets elevate this from a boring black dress to a wear to work showstopper. 10/10 recommend and can’t believe it’s only $80!!

5. Two Tone Fit & Flatter Belted Blazer (regular: $195| sale: $129):  Good American is known for making clothes that hug your curves and flatter your body and this blazer is no exception. The belt detail cinches your waist and the two tone coloring is fashion-forward without being over the top. The perfect statement blazer for work!

🇨🇦 Nordstrom Canada Link: HERE

6. Tory Burch Black Leather Tote Bag (regular: $528| sale: $299): A black Tory Burch bag can’t be beat for a work day handbag. Now, personally I question whether the bags in the NSale are made at the usual Tory Burch factory or whether they are outlet made (some brands have separate factories to make outlet products – meaning what they sell at outlets is a lesser quality item with the brand logo slapped on. Michael Kors & Gucci are notorious for this) So, I do wonder whether you’re getting the usual TB quality with this bag, but for such a discount if you are in the market for a classic black bag I think it’s worth it to get this one.

🇨🇦 Nordstrom Canada Link: HERE

7. V-Neck Asymmetrical Sheath Dress (regular: $128| sale: $76): This sheath dress comes in classic black, olive green and a pretty burgundy. It’s a great work day dress because while it follows the silhouette of your body it’s not too tight and the knot detailing at the waist gives you even more coverage around your midsection. This is perfect for being able to go through your work day and eat and have a normal body without feeling like you’re having to suck in and be on display. LOVE this dress.

8. Ruffle Sleeve Top (regular: $79| sale: $49): This top comes in 4 colors (jewel tones and a really pretty soft pink) and is great to style for with black pants or a pencil skirt for an effortless work day look. The sleeve detail adds just enough of a fun touch to keep your work look feeling fresh and not stuffy/boring!

🇨🇦 Nordstrom Canada Link: HERE

9. Statement Collar Button Down (regular: $72| sale: $49): This statement collar blouse will be one of the NSale’s biggest sellers this year, mark my words! I’ve seen SO many bloggers get this blouse already. It comes in black, white and cheetah print – the first two would be great for work and the later makes a great date night outfit!

10. Wool Blend Wrap Coat (regular: $265| sale: $149): I think this might be my personal favorite pick on this list. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful wool coat for wear to work outwear and this pastel grey/blue is stunning!

BONUS: Tie-Neck Blouse This blouse was part of the NSale last year and they’ve brought it back again this year. I wear it to work a LOT because it is the perfect blend of professional and fashion-forward. You can see some ways I’ve styled it here. This was one of my top sellers last year so many of you likely already have it too (yay!) but if you don’t, definitely snag it this year!


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Hope you love these 10 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wear to work items! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

6 comments so far.

6 responses to “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top 10 Wear to Work Items”

  1. Danielle says:

    So many great items sweetie!

    Danielle |

  2. Amanda G says:

    Tory Burch totes are the best! Loving these picks for the office, perfect to mix and match with owned pieces!

    • Lee says:

      They totally are! I have the Robinson (i think thats what it was called) from two years ago and it’s one of my favorite go-to work bags!

  3. Lizzie says:

    I think the blue coat is my favorite! So pretty!~


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