Nordstrom Sale 2020: What’s in my Closet

It’s Christmas in July (well, August this year!) Time for the fashion world’s favorite sale of the year—the annual Nordstorm Anniversary Sale! In case you’ve never shopped it before, what makes this sale so special is that it’s not past-season or older styles going on sale— Every summer, Nordstrom brings out brand new fall items, and offers them heavily discounted before they go back to regular price for the rest of the fall.

Although there are new items every year, some of the most exciting items in the sale are classics which rarely go on sale otherwise; and favorite beauty items, which you can pick up right now at a great price! There are also beautiful home items which make the best presents for the holidays. I’m going to give my favorite picks over the next few weeks for different parts of the sale, but I thought it would be fun to start with items I already own and love which are included in the sale this year!

There are a few important dates to know if you’re shopping the sale this year. If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, what day you can shop depends on your level as a card member. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you can still shop the sale when it opens to the public! If you’re interested in getting a card, Nordstrom is offering a $60 Nordstrom Note (store credit) for new cardholders. The most important thing to know is that until it’s your day to shop, save everything you want to a Wishlist! Things tend to sell out quickly; so if you have your picks in a wish list, you can quickly transfer them to your shopping bag and check out when you can finally shop! Ok…on to the good stuff!!

Zelle High-Waist Leggings

These leggings are my absolute favorite for wearing with sweaters or loose tops, and whenever I’m ready to be comfy at home! They’re not really workout leggings for me, but more my leggings to wear with outfits or for loungewear. I have two in black, one in a dark green in a fun purple space-dye pattern, and they fit and flatter better than any leggings I’ve tried. There are quite a few available in the sale this year—including the really popular 7/8 version, these fun print versions, a cool blue space dye, and they have great plus-size versions, as well!

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan

Oh, the Barefoot Dreams cardigans! 😂 These are hands down one of the most popular items in the sale every year—and with good reason! I got mine a couple of years, and I’ve gotten my mom and my sister hooked on them since! It feels like you’re being wrapped in a hug or your favorite soft blanket. It can even double as a robe to go over your PJs in the cooler months. This is the classic Circle Cardigan style, but they have some fantastic other styles this year which I’m going to have hard time passing up—including this long cardigan with pockets and this amazing subtle leopard version. These sweaters aren’t cheap, but they’re about $40 off during the Sale!

Spanx faux-leather leggings

These are a fall/winter wardrobe staple that will elevate your style and give you endless possibilities in your closet! I got these for Christmas last year, and they were instantly one of my favorites. Again, these aren’t inexpensive at full price, but this is one of the best prices you’ll find all year. Some people wear their “true” size, but if you’re between sizes, I would recommend going up a size. You can’t beat Spanx brand for shaping and flattering your figure, and the finish is elegant and not at all like “pleather”. They’re perfect with ankle booties as well as knee-high boots, and can work with anything from an off-the-shoulder sweater to a chunky cardigan. They’re the gold standard for leather leggings, and you will love them!

Hunter rain boots

Hunter rain boots are the most fun and stylish rain boots out there, and this is a great time to add this classic to your wardrobe if they’re on your list! Mine are in a light eggplant color, and they make an outfit and add a pop on gray, rainy days. Now, if you’re petite like me, I recommend the Original Tour style which are slightly shorter than the Original, or the Original Tour Short or Chelsea Boot styles. My exact style isn’t the sale, but there are some great options in this year’s Sale.

Longchamp Expandable Tote

My Longchamp was a Christmas gift from my sister a few years ago, and I have loved it to death ha! Mine is starting to look a little worn, but these are absolutely the best and classiest totes for travel. It is my go-to carry-on bag—the soft sides make it easy to carry and fit in anywhere, and the zipper top keeps it secure. Mine isn’t the expandable version, but I think this one would be even better for travel, since you expand it or make it smaller depending on what you need to carry. The other great thing about the Longchamp totes is that they fold up easily into a small square, so you could have it folded in your suitcase, and bring it out for daytime travel tote at your destination. Highly recommend this expandable version!

Bliss Plush Throw

Love, love, love this blanket! I’ve already gifted them several times to friends who love them as much as I do. The price is good normally, but the sale price is fantastic. Pick this up for yourself, a birthday gift, a housewarming gift…anything! Promise you won’t be disappointed 😉

Makeup Eraser 10-day Cloth Set

The Makeup Eraser sounds too good to be true, but it really works and is so gentle yet effective at makeup removal. They’re also incredibly more sustainable than makeup remover wipes, and don’t leave a film on your skin. This fun little set has a small cloth for 10 days, and comes with a laundry bag for throwing them in the washing machine. This would be a great little find for yourself, or a fun gift for a friend or fellow beauty lover!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

This classic body lotion is rich and luxurious and makes your skin look smooth and glowing. I only have a little bottle which I usually take on trips, but this is a great time to get enough to last for months at a much more reasonable price!

These are just a few favorites I already own and love that are in the Sale at a great discount right now. Hope you’ll find something here that you’ll enjoy, and watch out for more Anniversary Sale posts coming up! If you have a friend who might like to shop any of these favorites or would be interested in following the blog, it would mean the world to me if you would share this post with them or ask them to follow! Leave me a comment below and let me know you’re sharing My Style Note and your favorite Sale Finds!

xoxo Elizabeth

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