last call for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

 It’s LAST CALL for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The sale ends SUNDAY and prices go up on Monday. It’s your last chance to snag amazing fall deals at great prices. There are still TONS of amazing pieces in stock so don’t let potential sell-outs get you down. Today I narrowed down tons of great basics that are still fully stocked in the sale. These are perfect pieces to grab on sale and own for years to come. I know many of my previous years NSale purchases are still favorites in my closet today. You can’t go wrong with the basics!

leggings, sports bra, running shoes, joggers

skinny jeans, straight leg jeans, black jeans, faux leather leggings

grey cardigan, v-neck sweater, cream funnel neck sweater, grey crewneck sweater

faux leather moto jacket, pale blue coat, trench coat, puffer coat

snakeskin crossbody bag, black tote, camel scarf, earring set

6 (more!) Nordstrom Anniversary Sale outfits!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today! Yay! Today I pulled together some fun outfit inspiration for you all with items that are still IN STOCK. There are still so many great deals and fall staples available in the sale and I hope you find lots of inspiration in todays post.  You can also find all of this years posts HERE if you want to see more inspiration for sale shopping. 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to invest in fall basics. Everything in the sale are NEW products for fall and prices will go UP on August 9 so shop now to get the best prices on these new fall items!


jillgg’s good life (for less)

 The items I ordered from the sale are here and I’m excited to show you what I bought and chat all things sizing in order to hopefully make your ordering process easier. A few things are already out of stock (sad!) but I have hope they will restock… so I’ll be sure to keep an eye on them. Instagram Stories is probably the best place to watch for those restocks!

My goal was to go with super classic pieces for this sale. The shoe selection was a little light in my opinion so I only got two pairs… one shown here and this pair of brown mules that haven’t arrived yet. I also thought the coat selection was slim or just similar to coats I already own, so I only purchased one coat. I will say the sweaters and jeans and bags I purchased are all BIG winners. I really, really love them. It felt nice to do a more edited shop for items I really, really adore even though it meant passing up some items I still liked. I also got these earrings – I will add them here soon!

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size. You could do your usual size if you wanted a slouchier fit.

jeans sizing: the size guide says they run large, but in my experience that is not true. This is a 2 and they are way too tight, a 4 would be perfect.

Thoughts: I just LOVE both pieces. These jeans are ultra flattering and I love the frayed hem and they have the perfect amount of stretch. They are super modern and on trend for fall without being overly trendy. The details on this funnel neck sweater are so pretty. This is an instant classic!

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size.

mules sizing: true to size.

Thoughts: These three are probably my favorite from the sale in all it’s entirety. So classic, so easy to wear. I can see getting lots of wear out of this sweater. This tote has been on my wishlist and I purchased it in a lighter color, but this darker color seems more practical for suede. It’s an instant favorite. These mules are different from anything I own and I love them. They are very soft and I love that they are modern and unique from other shoes I own.

Sizing: runs big, I went down a size to XS.

Thoughts: The colors on this are SO pretty for fall and winter. It’s making me crave apple cider! This pattern is way outside of my box but the grey and white and brown would match SO much in my closet and really be a statement piece! 

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size.

jeans sizing: I went with my bigger size and they fit perfectly. I’m between 26/27 and these are a 27.

Thoughts: This sweater is lightweight and airy but warm. I love that combo. The balloon sleeves are so pretty! This is an instant classic! These jeans are SO GOOD. I’m in love… do they come in more colors!?!? I’ll find out. They are super stretchy and soft like they’ve been worn forever, but also so flattering.  New favorite for fall for sure!

Sizing: one size fits all.

Thoughts: I just LOVE a cape, shawl, ruana… whatever you want to call it! Great for lounging, great for travel, great for throwing on over jeans, leggings, tees, sweaters… whatever! It’s so versatile and pretty!

Thoughts: This has been on my wishlist for a while. It’s technically a belt bag but can be worn crossbody like this too. I love that it’s modern and chic and instantly makes me feel more hip than I probably am. I also love that it’s not tiny and could still carry my full wallet. It’s going to be great for travel, sports, mom duty or anywhere you want to be hands free!

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size – you could go with your usual size for a slouchier fit.

Thoughts: This sweater is so beautiful in person. It’s very soft and quite thick and I love the v neck. I really wanted to go with timeless sweaters for the sale and this one fits that description.  I really love this layered necklace. Layered necklaces are so trendy right now and this one does all the work for you! It’s three layers with only one clasp – super easy!

Sizing: I’m in my usual size small. Fits true to size. 

Thoughts: This is a GORGEOUS cashmere sweater and an amazing price. It’s super soft and perfectly lightweight for layering or on it’s own. I’m in love!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale… what I own and love!

 Today I am featuring items I own and love that are in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale… many of these items were purchased in previous years at the sale and continue to be favorites year after year. That is what I love MOST about this sale… it’s full of really great wardrobe and home staples that you will enjoy year after year. I always try to focus on the most classic pieces or the pieces that I know will stand the test of time. Let’s take a look at some pieces I already own and love that are included in the sale at a great price…

(above) lounge top & bottom 
These both run true to size, maybe a touch oversized. I am in my usual size small in both. This set is a DREAM. So soft and comfortable around the house and the truth is I’ve actually run errands in it too… not sure if that is what it’s intended for… but I went for it. 

I bought this 3 or 4 years ago in the sale… wow, time flies. It’s definitely a splurge but I think I’ve gotten my money’s worth 😉 after three years. I replace the head every year and usually try to find that on sale during the Sephora sale.  I love the GloPro for fighting acne (works great on healing acne quick!) and reducing the signs of aging. My skin always GLOWS after using it.
(above) The mini Diptyque candles are a staple at the NSale and I love having them on hand. They are small but mighty and also make great little hostess gifts too. 

(above) This fleece fringe blanket (color shown is ‘beige birch’) is another perennial favorite. We own three of them from previous sales and they are a family (and dog) favorite. I love that they wash well and are super durable. Ours go through the wash A LOT with teens and a dog and still look great.

(above) I first found the True & Co bras during last years NSale and I’m not lying when I say that these are the bras I wear 99% of the time now. They are so comfortable and easy to wear all year long. I now own several and love them. The sale is a great time to stock up! (or you can find the cheaper Target version here)

(above) The Barefoot Dreams blanket is just a dream… I don’t know what else to say except the hype is real. I just adore an afternoon nap or event Netflix session with this blanket. It’s incredibly soft and beautiful. They are worth every penny!

(above) These Adidas sneakers are another really great budget find during the sale. They are classic and modern and perfect for walks, the gym or just running errands. You really can NOT beat this sale price!

(above) These Sorel boots are 2 or 3 years old and definitely one of my most worn winter boots. I love the thick tread for snow and ice and they are waterproof. There is a very similar pair in this years sale for a really great price, these are definitely an investment but so worth it if you live in a snowy winter locale.

(above) I will admit that I rarely wear underwire bras anymore… but when I do, it’s this exact style. I purchased these from the sale years ago and they are still so beautiful and quite comfortable for underwire.

(above) This cashmere scarf is from the sale a few years ago, but it’s back in stock this year! It’s lightweight and so beautiful and a really great price for cashmere.

(above) This classic Madewell cardigan is another yearly favorite at the NSale. It’s so soft and lightweight but surprisingly warm. There are always quite a few color options and you will get tons of use out it!

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale continues to be shoppable for Nordstrom cardholders this week. Today I’ve compiled my own personal wishlist. I’ve already said it a few times, but I’m REALLY loving the selection this year. Classic sweaters, great jeans and some really fun handbags are at the top of my wishlist this year. It was almost impossible to narrow it down to a few sweaters… but I tried. Eek. I probably need to narrow this down even more. I’ve also got these fur lined mules on my wishlist and even though it’s a bit of a splurge… this grey coat too. I always stock up on candles during this sale. The diptyque candle set is one I’ve purchased from previous sales and I’m looking forward to snagging them again today. They are small but have such glorious scents. I love them around the house and they make great hostess gifts too wrapped in cellophane. These nest candles are some of my favorite too… they smell amazing. As far as handbags goes I am having the most difficulty with this category. This nude crossbody bag has actually caught my eye before so I was excited to see it on sale. I had purchased this suede tote in a lighter color before and I was worried about it getting dirty (so I returned it), but I love it in this darker color and think it will be much more practical. Also I just LOVE this snakeskin belt bag – yikes! I want them all!

jillgg’s good life (for less)

 Today I’ve pulled together TONS of outfit inspiration for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I did this last year and it was one of the most popular posts of the sale, you all loved it! There are SO many good finds in this years sale. I feel like a broken record but I think this sale has one of the best selections in a few years! There is truly something for everyone here from dressy to casual, work from home, lounge, fitness and mom duties. I hope you enjoy this outfit inspiration!

jillgg’s good life (for less)

 Today I’m rounding up ALL the categories from the sale with my top picks. This post will be super easy to shop and while it will contain LOTS of options, it’s also my goal for it to be edited down in a way that is helpful for your shopping. I’ve combed through all the categories – and there are A LOT – and only chosen that items that I love the most. If you easily feel overwhelmed by this sale – it’s not hard to see why – this post will simplify the shopping process for you! 

I will admit that this round up kept growing and growing! But I promise you I tried my best to narrow down the items that I really love and that are really great deals. I think this is one of the BIGGEST Nordstrom Anniversary sales YET. There truly are SO many options within each category this year. It’s more than I have seen in many years… I’m hopeful that will keep sell outs at bay – or at least help! 

Barefoot Dreams

The Barefoot Dreams selection has definitely been the most popular category in recent years at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This year there is a WIDE variety of options… here are some favorites..


Sweaters are my favorite category to shop! It’s a great time to stock up for fall. There are so many beautiful and cozy picks this year.


New designer jeans on sale for fall is best case scenario in my book. Here are some pairs I have my eyes on.

Fitness Apparel

The fitness selection is GREAT this year. There are TONS of leggings, sweatshirts and sports bras available.


I usually go for sweaters when I shop the sale, but there are some great tops available in this years sale too! Don’t forget about the tops!


Fall shoes are the best… there are a couple of pairs on my wishlist here for sure.


This sale is a great time to snag a new fall handbag. The prices are great and there are some gorgeous options this year.


There are WOW a lot of coats and outerwear options in this years sale. I’m really going to have to narrow down my wishlist because so many of these are just gorgeous.


I noticed that there are lots of really pretty jewelry options this year. I think layering dainty jewelry is going to continue to be a big trend this year. So, it’s a great time to buy.


There is a good mix of high and low for sunglasses this year. There are some great affordable picks AND designer picks.


I love shopping a few home items like candles, blankets and accessories and this year the sale has a lot of selection of all of those! I’m partial to the Barefoot Dreams blankets, I got one during last years sale and the whole family is obsessed with it!

Beauty Finds

The beauty bundles are some of the best deals in beauty all year. There are some great clean beauty brands represented and lots of great beauty tools. Here are a few that are catching my eye!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PREVIEW!

 It’s like Christmas in July today friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale PREVIEW launches today… and I’ve got allllllll the goods for you! We will talk sale details, what I’m loving from the sale and some tips and tricks for how I shop the sale successfully… let’s dig in!

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

If you are new to the sale the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launches BRAND NEW fall items on sale. After the sale, the prices go UP! It’s the only sale of it’s kind where the new, new, new items launch on sale first and then go to regular price after the sale. Traditional sales are at end of season, but this sale launches at the beginning of the season. It’s a big deal because great fall pieces that are typically bigger investments like jeans, boots, cashmere, handbags and jewelry are all deeply discounted!

What are the dates of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The sale runs in three parts. The preview, the early access (for Nordstrom credit card holders) and public access. Let’s break down the dates.

The Preview – starts TODAY, July 6, 2021

The Early Access – ICON level is July 12, 2021, AMBASSADOR level is July 14, 2021, INFLUENCER love is July 16, 2021 (If you are a Nordstrom cardholder check your Nordy Club tab online for your level and shopping date!)

Public Access – July 28, 2021

My tips & tricks for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

It’s best to be a Nordstrom cardholder to shop early access. Items do sell out quickly and it common to get to public access with not much left in stock. Items do restock from time to time, but in the past they don’t restock near as much as demand calls for. It’s a fun sale to shop to prep for the fall season, but also, it’s not the end of the world if you miss an item or two, It’s just a sale. I always try to have fun with it, but don’t take it too seriously. That said, here are my tip for getting your hands on the items that are on your wishlist for fall… use the WISHLIST feature. Starting today all the items from the sale will be available to preview online and while you will only be able to preview and not shop them, it’s a great time to use the Nordstrom WISHLIST feature. Simply add your favorite items to your wishlist as you window shop. Then you can keep track of items you want that are in your size and any potential restocks. I usually add those items that are instant LOVES to my list and a few back up options too. For instance, I’ll find one pair of jeans I know I really want and add a back up in case the second the first pair is sold out. I do this for most categories and especially categories like jeans, sneakers and boots that tend to sell out quickly. Then on the day that the sale opens for your level you can easily add items from your wishlist directly to your cart and check out easily. I also find that the wishlist helps me balance my budget and wants. I love to add a lot of items to the wishlist and then edit it once I can see them altogether in one place. It’s really a handy tool.

What am I loving from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

I always focus on the bigger investment pieces for fall like shoes, handbags, jeans and sweaters.  Today I rounded up TONS of items I love for inspiration… happy shopping!

 everyday bra, grey cardigan (lots of color options), puff sleeve sweater in rust,  high waist frayed hem jeans, cream slide sandals, cream long cardigan, barefoot dreams robe,  ray-ban sunglasses, brown wool coat, cream fleece jacket, Barbour quilted jacket, frame straight leg jeans, stripe sweater, chunky knit camel sweater, sneakers, faux fur lined mules, coin necklace, calf hair pouch, leather tote with stripe strap, suede stripe backpack, wool felt hat, stripe blanket, leopard barefoot dreams blanket, nest candles

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