Best of the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Happy Friday to all of you Nordstrom Ambassador level card holders! You can now shop the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I’m sharing my favorite purchases, the top items that impressed me, the top 5 items that I was underwhelmed with, and a bunch of ideas for gifts! You might want to also check out this post for my 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks or this page for all things Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

My Favorite Finds from the 2020 Anniversary Sale

DENIM // I bought these distressed jeans and these black jeans. They are both great quality and thin enough on the cuff that I can fold under when I wear high booties. I also invested in this pair of Rag & Bone denim. I bought a 27 in all of them so if you are between sizes, I would size down. The Rag & Bone pair stretches out so you could even size down two sizes.

Camel Wool Coat from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blog Picks

Camel Wool Coat // Black Jeans // Booties // Crossbody

OUTERWEAR // My top three outerwear finds were this camel wool coat, this military jacket, this black raincoat and I also ordered this jacket to try!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blog Picks

Camo Tee // Rain Jacket

CASUAL FINDS // I wrote about my favorite items under $50 in this post but some standouts are this lace top, these tees, these v-neck tops, these long sleeve tops that are excellent for layering and this affordable sweater.

Shoe picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

SHOES // I always love getting my fall shoes during the Anniversary Sale! I wore last year’s versions of these Vince Camuto booties and these leopard flats so I purchased them for this year! I also bought this pair of tan loafers and this pair of pointed toe flats with gold detailing. I also ordered this pair of open toe shoes for wearing late summer and early fall. These booties are really cute as well!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blog Picks

HOME // The home section may be the best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. I snagged this paper towel holder, a great marble and wood cheese board, a set of cheese knives and this beautiful lazy susan that I was highly impressed with! I also bought this Barefoot Dreams throw!

best beauty kits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

BEAUTY // Beauty is always the best category of the sale! My top five finds were the Charlotte Tilbury lip set, the Charlotte Tilbury skincare set, the Supergoop Set, Bobbi Brown’s easy essentials and the Nuface mini! For more beauty finds, visit this blog post.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blog Picks

Black Jeans // Crossbody // Leopard Flats // Black Sweater

ACCESSORIES // Aside from shoes, I really loved the mini suede crossbody, these Quay sunglasses and these cubic zirconia studs!

Top 5 Items That Impressed Me

Here are a few of the items that really impressed me in-person and will be staples in my fall wardrobe.

Mini Suede Crossbody bag is a top pick from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Mini Suede Crossbody

Mini Suede Crossbody // I don’t typically get a statement purse from the sale but I love this mini suede crossbody. Black, white and camel, say no more.

Vince Camuto Booties // What is fall without donning a pair of Vince Camuto booties? These are the most comfortable and, in my opinion, versatile shoes! I wear them with casual jeans, with dressy, denim and dresses. I love them so much that I scooped them up in tortilla suede and black leather.

Rails Military Jacket // I am a big military jacket girl and this one is GOOD. It’s soft, the perfect length and I love the muted green shade.

Chained Pointed Toe Mule // I will be wearing this under $50 pair of flats until they fall apart. They are extremely comfortable, the perfect neutral and I love the gold detailing.

Fur-lined Rain Coat // I don’t have a “fancy” raincoat and either wear my casual outerwear or make a run for it, umbrella in hand. This rain coat is slightly elevated from your traditional rain coat and I love the fur-lined collar and interior.

Top 5 Items That Underwhelmed Me

The Vince Sweater from the Nordstrom  Anniversary Sale

The Vince Sweater

The Vince Sweater // I want to love this sweater so much! And I do. But for some reason I wish the fit was a little longer and baggier than this one is. I’m in a small and when I sized up to the medium it looked even more boxy. It’s so pretty, but definitely an investment piece and one I will be returning.

Madewell Tote // This tote is not as large as I envisioned it being (definitely could have looked at the specs) and the fabric looks a lot nicer online. In person the spots are not as large and I think I would mess up the calf hair, so back it goes!

Leopard Print Rain Boots // Full disclosure, I don’t blame the rain boots, I blame my legs. These cut me off at the worst spot and it’s just a rather unfortunate look.

Madewell 9-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans // Do you know how some black jeans are the perfect material that don’t pick up any fuss and then some black jeans are a weird fabric that show everything. These are the latter and I was heart broken to say the least.

Allsaints Daily Leather // This leather jacket is beautiful, but it’s just too thick for me. I love soft leather jackets that feel like you’ve had them for a couple years. I just don’t know if I would continue to wear the blush style year after year, so I will be returning this one.

What to Skip During the Sale

I honestly wouldn’t buy anything from Madewell, Free People or Zella unless you absolutely have to have. These items will be discounted again throughout the year and usually stay in stock after the Anniversary Sale!

What to Buy During the Sale

I would take an overview of your closet and what you need. I wear the generic tees, boots, denim and outerwear all fall long so that is something I personally buy. I also think that the Nordstrom sale is a great time to buy GIFTS! You get them on sale without having to wait until Black Friday. I think you can’t go wrong with this Barefoot Dreams throw, the marble cheeseboard and cheese knives, a classic necklace or some mini makeup presented in this affordable leather clutch.

Barefoot Dreams throw at Nordstrom