7.16.2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Hits & Misses


Are you guys having fun shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so far?! I've already found so many amazing deals and am so excited to share them with you! I've included sizing information on all of the items and also shared which items didn't work for me.

P.S. I'd love to hear your input on posts like this. I'd be more than happy to do another one if you like seeing how the items fit in person, rather than in collage style posts. I ordered a lot online that I'm waiting to be delivered and was thinking of doing another try-on post at home once those items arrive. I'll also be styling a lot of the items I purchased in upcoming outfit posts, so keep a lookout in the next few weeks! I'll be sharing a lot more sale updates via Snapchat (briebemis) and Instagram, so be sure to follow along to see more!

I hope you have a great weekend!
xo Brie

HIT: Sweater [ $88.00 ----> $58.90 ]
This sweater is one of my absolute favorite items from the sale! I love the crossover hem and the color. It also comes in three other colors, I really love the wine color too! 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. Unlike most Free People items, which generally run one or two sizes large, this sweater fits perfect in my normal size.

HIT: Jeans [ $70.00 ----> $46.90 ]
Topshop almost always runs small and these jeans are no exception. I'm typically a size 26 or 27, but the size 28 in these fit like a glove. I love 30" length because they're cropped at the ankles so I can wear them with ankle booties in the fall without having to roll them up. 
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 28x30. 

HIT: Top [ $56.00 ----> $36.90 ]
I immediately fell in love with the pretty floral pattern on this top. It's no secret that floral prints are my favorite, so I get super excited when I find one that will work for seasons other than Spring and Summer. I can't wait to wear it layered under this jacket in the Fall. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing an XS.

MISS: Jeans [ $88.00 ----> $57.90 ]
I loved the wash of these jeans and was really hoping they would work, but they just weren't very flattering on me. 
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 27.

HIT: Top [ $82.00 ----> $54.90 ]
I love this top and can't wait to wear it! It's still way too hot here in Arizona but I'll definitely be packing it for my trip to Alaska this week. I think it would also look really cute unbuttoned with this tee underneath. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small.


HIT: Jeans [ $70.00 ----> $46.90 ]
Topshop almost always runs small and these jeans are no exception. I'm typically a size 26 or 27, but the size 28 in these fit like a glove. I love 30" length because they're cropped at the ankles so I can wear them with ankle booties in the fall without having to roll them up. 
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 28x30. 

HIT: Jacket [ $88.00 ----> $44.90 ]
I had the hardest time deciding between the purple or grey jacket. I think the grey is probably a more practical choice but I ended up getting the purple because the color was just too pretty to pass up. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, if between sizes then size up. Wearing an XS in the grey and a Small in the purple -- I definitely like the way the purple one fits better. 

HIT: Leggings [ $52.00 ----> $33.90 ]
Have I been living under a rock or something because I'd never tried on the Zella Live In Leggings prior to this sale. One word: AMAZING! I seriously love them just as much (if not more) as my Lululemon leggings and they're a small fraction of the price. I'll definitely be living in them all Fall/Winter long. They would also look really cute dressed up with a cute tunic and boots!
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Cardigan [ $89.00 ----> $59.90 ]
I just love the ruffles on this cute cardigan. I think it will look so cute with these blush lace-up flats
*Size Tip: Fits true to size. Wearing a medium in this photo because they were sold out of small in-store but ordered the small online -- I'll be sure to share a photo of how it looks once I receive it!

HIT: Jeans [ $70.00 ----> $46.90 ] 
Topshop almost always runs small and these jeans are no exception. I'm typically a size 26 or 27, but the size 28 in these fit like a glove. I love 30" length because they're cropped at the ankles so I can wear them with ankle booties in the fall without having to roll them up. 
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 28x30.

HIT: Jacket [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ] 
This is such a great utility jacket and you can't beat the price! I also really love this one from the sale. I haven't tried it on yet, but I ordered it online so I'll be sure to share which one I like better once it arrives. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing an XS.

MISS: Top [ $30.00 ----> $19.90 ]
I really liked the fit of this shirt but it was just too sheer for my taste and it would be hard to wear an undershirt with it.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
These jeans are definitely my favorite pair of distressed denim from the sale. I love the fit (they're super slimming) and the hem on the ankle. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Sweater [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
I was so surprised to see that both Free People items I tried on fit in my normal size. I'm so used to sizing down in Free People, but both sweaters I tried fit completely true to size. I think this one would look so cute with a strappy bralette. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $70.00 ----> $46.90 ] 
Topshop almost always runs small and these jeans are no exception. I'm typically a size 26 or 27, but the size 28 in these fit like a glove. I love 30" length because they're cropped at the ankles so I can wear them with ankle booties in the fall without having to roll them up. 
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 28x30.

HIT: Top [ $39.00 ----> $28.90 ]
My typical size in juniors is a small but this top is from the women's department which is why I say that the XS fits true to size. When I shared this top on Snapchat, it was the most screen-shotted item that I tried on from the sale. It's such a great basic and comes in a few other really cute colors -- I also got the navy one!
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size XS.

MISS: Jeans [ $79.50 ----> $52.90 ]
I really wanted to love these because I love the style and the wash but they just didn't flatter my figure. I would definitely still encourage you to try them if you like them because they're super cute and I feel like jeans fit everyone so differently. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size 26.

HIT: Dress [ $54.95 ----> $35.90 ] 
I absolutely love the print of this dress and the fun criss-cross back. I actually purchased it on Thursday and wore it to the sale when I went back today. It was funny how many employees recognized it from the sale and I got so many compliments!
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS.

HIT: Top [ $42.00 ----> $ 27.90 ]
I love, love, love this top! It's easily in my top 5 favorites from everything in the sale. I'll have it styled in an outfit post next week!
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing an XS. 

HIT: Jeans [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
These jeans are definitely my favorite pair of distressed denim from the sale. I love the fit (they're super slimming) and the hem on the ankle. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Top [ $48.00 ----> $31.90 ] 
I love this criss-cross top! I noticed during the sale that pretty much anything and everything criss-cross or lace-up will be majorly trending in the Fall. I'll also be wearing it during the Summer with denim shorts and wedges. It also comes in two other colors. 
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size small.

HIT: Jacket [ $98.00 ----> $64.90 ]
The Nordstrom website suggests sizing up in this jacket but I preferred it to be a little more fitted. I also don't plan on wearing it with heavy layers since I live in Arizona but would have probably sized up if I wanted to layer more underneath. It's one of my absolute favorite items that I purchased, I just love the way it fits and the color is so perfect for Fall.
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size small. If between sizes, I'd recommend sizing up. 

HIT: Jeans [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
These jeans are definitely my favorite pair of distressed denim from the sale. I love the fit (they're super slimming) and the hem on the ankle. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Dress [ $89.00 ----> $59.90 ]
I just love the way this dress fits! I think it will look so cute with a denim jacket and ankle booties in the Fall. It also comes in two other cute prints that will be perfect for Fall.
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS.

HIT: Cardigan [ $48.00 ----> $31.90 ]
Soooo...I love this cardigan so much that I may or may not have ordered it in 3 colors. Whoops! It comes in 7 colors and I ended up getting this one (burgundy stem), tan fog, and grey medium heather. It's seriously the perfect cardigan for Fall! 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

HIT: Top [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
This tee is so incredibly comfy and extremely flattering. I love stocking up on basics like this during the sale (it comes in 6 colors) because it's something I can wear all year long.
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size small.

HIT: Jeans [ $88.00 ----> $58.90 ]
I love the fit, wash, and distressing of these jeans. I own and love three other pairs of BlankNYC jeans and can't believe that these ones are on sale for under $60! I've paid close to $100 for the other pairs that I have.
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size 26.

HIT: Dress [ $38.00 ----> $24.90 ]
I love, love, love this dress! It comes in 10 colors and will look so cute layered under this cardigan and ankle booties in the Fall.
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS.

HIT: Top [ $48.00 ----> $29.90 ] 
I mentioned on Snapchat that this is the perfect white blouse, and it seemed like a lot of you agreed with me. It got the second most amount of screenshots from my try-on session yesterday. It comes in 15 prints/color and can easily be dressed up or down.  
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size XS.

HIT: Cardigan [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
This cardigan was another huge hit from Snapchat. I love how lightweight it is and it's one of those pieces that you can wear with just about anything. It's also super flattering! 
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size XS.

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15 comments:

  1. Love this post! Do you actually dry clean all your Lush items, or just hand wash and hope for the best? I always think the Lush items are so cute, but I'm not a fan of dry clean only.

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    1. I do dry clean the ones that say too, I'm too worried about ruining them by washing them. If I do end up trying to hand wash them, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes! Thanks so much for reading :)

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  2. You found some great stuff! Thanks for the reviews!

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  3. I recently found your blog and Instagram and I love them! This post was really helpful with all the sizing information - I'm about the same size. Do you mind telling me how tall you are? It will help me more with picking sizes when I'm shopping online. You might have said it somewhere already on your blog but I haven't come across it. Thanks!

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    1. Hi! I'm 5'8" :) Thanks so much for reading! xo

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing these reviews - you found some great items! =)

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  5. I definitely love the posts of seeing pieces on you! Collages are great especially when visualizing what can go together, but I like seeing it on a real person and not a model who's supposed to make it look good. I like knowing if it ACTUALLY looks good so I love the trying on pics! :)

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    1. I'm so happy you liked it! I totally know what you mean, there are so many items I've found to be so cute on other bloggers that I would've passed up if I saw them online. Thank you so much for reading! xo

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  6. Awesome post. so much goddies !

    Jillian - www.cupofcharisma.com

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  7. I love these kinds of posts! I don't have a Nordstrom anywhere near me so I don't know how it fits til it arrives on my doorstep! Thank goodness for free returns! I purchased a lot of these things already so I'm excited to get them. I wanted the leather jacket in the burgundy color too, but sadly it's already sold out in all sizes! Thanks for all of your research! :)

    ~Hillary
    www.styleinasmalltown.com

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  8. I'm determined you would look amazing even in a brown paper sack. Even your misses are gorgeous, girl! Love the floral pieces! :)

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  9. These are all such great outfits!

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