Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Fashion Picks and Shopping Tips!

You have probably heard (especially If you are on Instagram) that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is HERE! It is one of the most anticipated sales of the entire year and for good reason. If you’ve never shopped it before or don’t know much about it, here’s why everyone gets so kicked up when it’s time for the sale and my TIPS to shop it!

Keep Scrolling through this post to check out all of my 2019 Anniversary Sale Picks!

Keep Scrolling through this post to check out all of my 2019 Anniversary Sale Picks!

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  1. Fall Items at a BIG discount! - This is probably the biggest reason people shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Usually during the summer, you’ll find stores clearing out and discounting spring and summer items in order to make room for the fall arrivals. But, during the Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom discounts tons of new items for the fall that have never hit store shelves and it is the perfect time to stock up on fall and winter essentials, build your capsule collection, or score a $$$ designer item at a fraction of the cost.

  2. Card Holders Shop Early - Nordstrom card holders also are able to shop the sale before if opens to the public for an entire week! This means that if you have a Nordstrom card of any kind (which by the way is free to sign up for and has no yearly fees) you get priority on all of the great sale items. The reason having a card is a big part of this sale is because the great items and deals SELL OUT FAST. Last year, Nordstrom didn’t restock a lot of items after the sale opened to the public so if you waited, you missed out. If you don’t have a card, it’s not too late to sign up.

  3. When Can I Shop the Sale? - Everyone can shop the sale TODAY, Friday, July 19th starting at 12:30 EST.

  4. How do I get the items I want? - The best approach is to know what you are looking for! Go through your closet. Do you need a new pair of jeans or want to update your fall jackets? Or maybe you are looking for new gym gear. Whatever, it may be, make a list before the sale and know what you want to buy. This blog post will show you many of the things that I think are worth purchasing this time around, but it is by no means an exhaustive list and many of the things that will be on sale, aren’t available to preview yet! So, especially if you are shopping the public sale, keep tabs during the week before of what is still in stock and what isn’t. Also, buy now, think later! I know it’s not typically the approach most take to shopping but with this sale and the fact Nordstrom has an amazing return policy (and free returns) buy what you think you might want and then figure out later if you REALLY want it! Chances are if you don’t, someone else will snag it!

My Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

UPDATED at 12:25 PM EST (5 Min before Public Access)

Loving this Something Navy Hat paired with this BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket and cami, Blank NYC Jeans and Treasure & Bond mules

Loving this Something Navy Hat paired with this BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket and cami, Blank NYC Jeans and Treasure & Bond mules

I will categorize my picks for the sale depending on the types of items (shoes, coats, etc.) Be sure to check back periodically as I will continue to update this post!


Who doesn’t love a good pair of shoes? In this sale, there are too many to count. With everything from mules to sneakers, these shoes are deeply discounted. For shoes, I have picked mostly versatile pairs that can be worn with many different outfits.


I think the jackets and coats offered during the Anniversary Sale are hands down, my favorite items every year. Last year I bought three different ones and they became a staple in my fall and winter wardrobe. One item that was a big hit last year and is showing up again this year is the TEDDY BEAR COAT! I’ve chose some of my favorite teddy coats and other jackets from this year’s sale. And don’t forget, most of these come in other colors as well!


Sweaters and especially cardigans are a big part of the sale every year. You’ll find that these items tend to go faster than many of the other pieces and there will definitely be new ones released when the sale starts. Everything from leopard print to bold colors is fair game for this fall and winter. Check out my picks below!


One thing I love to stock up on during this sale is everyday basics. These are pieces like t-shirts, thermals, camis, solids, etc. that can become part of a “capsule” wardrobe and can be worn over and over again. I’m recapping just a few but trust me, there will be a TON more available once the sale starts and like sweaters, these will go fast.


This year I wanted to feature some workwear - mostly great dresses that can be paired with a blazer or cardigan or worn on their own as a conservative but flattering look. I’ve also included a few more “fun” pieces in my picks. My workwear picks are geared toward a more conservative work environment because that is the reality of my profession and I sometimes find it’s hard to find pieces that still look feminine without feeling like they are inappropriate for the workplace.


This sale is a great time to stock up on your favorite jeans and pants at a fraction of the cost. You’ll find big name brands like AG, Paige, Good American, and more!


What’s a good sale without some athleisure wear? We know we all wear it (I live in it) so why not find it for a crazy good price?


You can’t have a great outfit without some accessories, am I right?! There’s some great hats and sunglasses in the sale this year so keep your eye out for those while shopping if you’re in the market for them!


The Anniversary Sale doesn’t just include deals on fashion, there are a TON of great deals on home items. These super soft bath towels are my absolute favorite home item in the sale, they will last you for years and your guests will think they are at luxury hotel! I’m also snagging this cute shower curtain for our latest bathroom renovation - the added tassels are so fun! And, my FAVORITE CANDLES EVER from Anthropologie are on sale too!


Let’s round out this post with some awesome beauty deals! This is the best time to buy beauty sets and to try new products without committing to buying a large quantity. Or, if you LOVE something, you can snag great sets at amazing prices. My favorite YSL Lip Colors and Glosses are a steal!

Phewww, that was a lot! Also, if you are shopping the sale, please do so through my blog page or through following me on the APP (search "ahintofgoldblog” and follow me, then instantly shop my posts on the app). Your support means the world to me and the small commission I make through your shopping the sale from my page, allows me to keep this blog going and run fun things like giveaways and events!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave a comment, email me, or DM me on Instagram or Facebook! Oh and make sure you are following me on my Instagram page so you don’t miss anything on the sale in the next week!

Happy Shopping!

XoXo - Jamie

Jean Jackets & Voluminous Hair for Year Round Wear!

Happy Friday! Who else loves jean jackets?! They never seem to go out of style and they can be styled with just about everything at any time of year.  Now, I'm pretty picky when it comes to jean jackets because I hate when they make me feel too boxy or like I'm wearing an oversized men's jacket...unless it's cut perfectly to make it look like that! Anyways, I'm linking a bunch of my favorite jean jacket picks just in time for fall.  They are also all under $100 and have a big price range from around $30-$99 so there is a pick for everyone! 


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Also on my Instagram stories I talked about the great products from Living Proof for hair that is prone to going super flat, especially in humidity! I've honestly never used a better product to keep volume in my hair throughout the day, and I'm so excited that Nordstrom just restocked the $45 bundle deal for the Living Proof "Full" Line! I bought this during the sale and I use it nearly's also way cheaper to try it out this way vs. waiting to buy the line individually.  Get it before the sale ends on August 5th - you still have a few days! 

I've also had a TON of questions about these black slides from Target! They are so comfortable, I've been living in them lately, and they are under $23!! Get these before they are gone!

XoXo - Jamie

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE!  Well it has been for card holders over the past week, but it opens to the public for anyone to shop from July 20th - August 5th!  There are still a TON of amazing finds and deals. And, always be sure to keep checking for items you really love because they are often restocked! 

This sale is the PERFECT time to stock up on staple pieces for your closet that you can use over and over again.  Otherwise known as a "capsule" wardrobe, these pieces are versatile and can be looked at as investments, even though most of them are amazingly priced! The thing I love about Nordstrom is they carry high quality lines of clothing and the stuff isn't going to fall apart after a few months!

I did an Instagram try on session on my stories so you can see all of the looks I've put together there, but I've also uploaded pictures of the looks and my favorite finds from the sale below! 

Keep scrolling to see all of these looks and click on the widgets for a direct link to the product!  

Everything I'm wearing is Non-Maternity and size XS and shoes are 8.5.  I found all items to be true to size as well!

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Starting off with my FAVORITE look from this sale! This Color Block Coat is to die for and it comes in this camel/black color and also a navy/burgundy combo, also only $84.90! I'm wearing an XS.. I've paired it with a skinny jean and white tee (featured below) and these Vince Camuto over the knee boots in black (also available in grey and taupe).  These boots run true to size, I'm wearing an 8.5 and they also don't fall down your leg if you have twig legs like me...but they aren't a tight zipper fit either.  Basically, they're perfect!


This Henley Thermal Top (UPDATE - SOLD OUT will let you know when/if back in stock) is one of the softest shirts ever.  Here I'm wearing it in Oatmeal, size XS and I also featured it in the picture below in a light purple color.  It's perfect paired with any jean, these are maternity (not from the sale), but here are some of my favorite JEANS from the sale at a really great price (only $59.90)!


Next up is this perfect Camo Print Utility Jacket.  I love the pink detail and that it's lightweight and a little longer because let's be honest, we don't always want the cropped look on those bloated days (or when your 8 months pregnant).   It's also under $50 and comes in this style and a plain green if camo isn't your thing.  I've paired it with the Henley above and  these Jeffrey Campbell booties which are just perfect and true to size (I'm wearing an 8.5).  The booties are limited in size as of right now, so here is a perfect alternative (and cheaper option) in a bunch of colors and sizes!


Okay how fun is this Teddy Bear Coat?!  It's the perfect fall color and it is so soft you have to feel it for yourself...I could live in it! The sizes on this are running out quickly so grab it while you can!


Next up is this Textured Knit Pull-Over for only $25.90! It's available in several colors and sizes still and is really comfortable.  It also has those long sleeves which if you're anything like me, you love in the fall and winter to pull over your hands.


Living in New York (especially in NYC) a perfect black wrap coat is an essential wardrobe piece.  This one is so cute and fits true to size.  It's still available in a ton of sizes and a few color options too!  I love the neckline on this and that it hugs in all the right places giving you a perfect silhouette figure.   It's also really high quality and only $169!   An investment that is sure to last for years!


Okay who doesn't love a great pair of PJs?!  As I get older I feel more obligated to wear real pajamas once in a while, especially for things like traveling with others, etc.  These J-Crew PJs are perfect and come in a few different colors.  I will caution that the white are kind of see through, nothing crazy, but if you aren't comfortable with that, I'd opt for a darker color.  I'm wearing an XS.

I've also styled some looks that I don't have all of the pieces for yet.  I'm obsessed with this next look with the suede skirt, crop top, and over-the-knee boots.  Now I probably won't be showing this when I get the skirt (or at least not with the crop top right now) but I'm obsessed and can't wait to wear it in the fall! I would style the top in white but the black also totally works!

Now there are a few other styles I featured on my Instagram Story yesterday that are no longer available (I've still included the pictures of them below) but if they do become available again throughout the public sale I will be sure to link them right away!! 


Thanks SO Much for checking out all of my picks from the Nordstrom Sale!  I will keep updating this post throughout the week with new finds and re-stocks so be sure to check back! 

XoXo - Jamie