sale picks Aug 4, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s Best-Kept Secrets

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale's best kept secrets New York fashion blogger wearing navy blazer with white piping pink camisole white tailored trousers gold block heel pumps and black oversized sunglasses

PIPED BLAZER: Rag & Bone  |  PINK CAMI: Alix (sold out, similar HERE)  |  TAILORED WHITE PANT: Vince Camuto  |  BLOCK HEEL PUMP: Louise et Cie  |  BLACK SUNGLASSES: Sonix

With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ending on Sunday (yikes!), I thought it was high time to share what I think are the sale’s best-kept secrets—all of the really great things that fly under the radar and typically get overlooked in the frenzy of designer handbags, shoes, and clothing which receive the most attention.  Today, I’m also talking about the amazing gifts, fitness gear, home decor, bedding, and even men’s clothing that’s still available at stupid prices.  Also, I know it seems like Christmas is light years away, but it’s really not.  You will be SO glad you took advantage of these prices come December.

Before I get into my list of the sale’s best-kept secrets (spoiler alert: the list includes these UGG slippers…and UGG slippers are never on sale!), I also wanted to make sure you know that some of the super popular clothing and accessory items I talked about in this post and this post have now been restocked!  So, if you spotted a few favorites from my Top 30 List or Under $50 Finds but didn’t snag them in time, it’s a good idea to check back and see if they have your size again.  For example, the Rag & Bone piped blazer that I’m wearing today is now back in stock, along with these über comfy block heel pumps, and super cool sunglasses.

New York fashion blogger wearing navy blazer with white piping pink camisole white tailored trousers gold block heel pumps and black oversized sunglasses

Now for the best sale steals that most people overlook…


Ohhh where to even begin.  Well first things first:  If you enjoy a nice glass of wine (or something stronger) every now and again, this bar cart is about the most beautiful/functional thing I’ve ever seen.  Second, take it from a girl from the cheese capital of the world, if you don’t own a good cheese board (this one’s fully equipped with a knife that slides perfectly into the base), you’re just plain wrong.  It’s also notable that this marble cheese board has a removable platter to keep the cheese/fruit/etc. supa fresh AND a pull-out drawer housing a trio of stainless steel cutting tools. Lastly, we have several of these genuine sheepskin shearling rugs in our home and I absolutely adore them.  However, when I found an almost exact replica for this price, it stung a bit. Ouch.

 2.  HIM

Real talk: men don’t understand sale shopping (or any shopping?).  I have no idea how this Hugo Boss suit is (1) on such MAJOR sale and (2) still fully available in both navy and grey, but I’ll take the W.  I’m also going to need someone to explain how these jeans (or any of these), this reversible belt, and this weatherproof jacket are still available + how the these oxfords or these perfect Ferragamo loafers are in stock in every single size. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!  Don’t even get me started about this mountain of Peter Millar stuff.  Ladies, it’s time we help those who can’t help themselves.  The dudes in your life need you.


We’ve been in need of some fresh sheets, so I just scored this Vera Wang set and also bought these adorable turkish pestemal towels in blue stripe (they come in so many cute colors!) which we love for picnics in the park or on the beach.  I’ve been buying Victoria’s Secret pajamas for years and never thought I’d buy anything else, but this moonlight pajama set has me totally converted.  They’re the SOFTEST PAJAMAS EVER.


If you’re in need of a new pair of running shoes, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat these Asics.  Also included in the sale are some killer sports bras and awesome pullovers from Nike and Brooks that make for the perfect extra layer on cool days.  PSA: This zip-up is waterproof and this windbreaker has a hood!  Lastly, if your collection of workout leggings is in need of a refresh like mine is, check out these, these and these.


Before the sale ends, make sure you’ve ticked off your gift list for upcoming birthdays, engagement parties, or even baby showers!  I also always like to have a couple gifts on hand like this amazingg Jo Malone candle which makes for a great last minute hostess gift.  If you’re attending a wedding in the near future, check out these gorgeous etched champagne flutes and this beaded silver picture frame.  Also, I’m kind of in love with this beyond adorable picnic basket (and all of the other options by this brand).  I mean seriously, why eat indoors when you can picnic outside on this cuteness?  Lastly, for the handyman in your life, this 8-in-1 multi-tool is sure to make every dude feel like MacGyver.

New York fashion blogger wearing navy blazer with white piping pink camisole white tailored trousers gold block heel pumps and black oversized sunglasses

PIPED BLAZER: Rag & Bone  |  PINK CAMI: Alix (sold out, similar HERE)  |  TAILORED WHITE PANT: Vince Camuto  |  BLOCK HEEL PUMP: Louise et Cie  |  BLACK SUNGLASSES: Sonix

Happy Friday and happy shopping!! xx

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7 Responses to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s Best-Kept Secrets

  1. Natali says:

    Superb work wear outfit! Your blazer is such a classic piece!

  2. mel says:

    That blazer looks so good on you! And totally agree! I love buying gifts during the NSale. I tend to stock up so that I have all of my holiday gifts done and taken care of 🙂

    xx, mel

  3. I love this look its soooo beautiful

  4. Sophie says:

    Love the statement blazer and the pop of color!

  5. Lynna says:

    Love your blazer & outfit<3
    It looks super fashionable! xx

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