What I Bought From The Nordstrom Sale 2020

the staples, Basics, + first-round draft picks of the sale

Free People Tee (wearing xs). AG Jeans (wearing size 24).

Leopard + Floral Dresses (wearing an xs). Black Jacket (wearing an xs). Black Booties (wearing size 8). Nude Boots (wearing size 8).

Sweater (wearing an xs). Jeans (wearing a 24). Mules (sized up half a size to 8 Β½).

Sweater (wearing an xs). Skirt (wearing a 24). Booties (wearing size 8).

Flannel (wearing a small). Jeans (wearing a size 24). Booties (wearing a size 8).

Sweater (wearing an xs). Shorts (wearing a size 4).

Basic White Tee (wearing an xs). Jacket. Jeans (wearing a size 25 but they run small). Mules (size up Β½ a size).

Basic White Tee (wearing an xs). Jeans. Booties (wearing a size 8). Purse.

The most anticipated sale of the year is here again and of course, I’ve browsed all the pages and curated the best of each category for you to easily shop in one spot. If you’re new here, I cover the sale every year and share styled outfits, beauty must-haves, and everything in-between. There is a “Nordstrom” bubble at the top of my site where you’ll be able to find all of the #Nsale posts I share over the next weekdays and weeks.

I had the pleasure of shopping the sale early today and have rounded up all of my favorites by category, below. I recommend just shopping online so you have the full selection of pieces to shop (and you don’t have to go in-store lol).

Breakdown of all of the important shopping days.

Icon Members (aka. big spenders) get even earlier access this year: August 4th – August 18th

Ambassadors can shop: August 7th – August 18th

Influencer Early Access: August 10-18th

Early Access for Nordstrom cardholders can shop: August 13th – August 18th

Public Access (anyone) can shop:Β  August 19th – August 31th

My sizing for your reference.

I like to share this every year so that you have a point of reference when picking out your own sizes. I am 5’3 and am typically an XS/S and a 24/25 in denim. If I say something is β€œtrue to size” or β€œTTS”, it just means that I got my normal size. If I have no sizing info listed (ie. runs big etc..) then the item runs TTS.

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Tops / Tanks.

Free People Leo Henley : if it’s free people, I’m buying, jk but in all seriousness, it is one of my favorite brands and I can almost never pass up a FP item on sale. This top is no exception, it’s your classic long sleeve henley that will get tons of wear over fall / winter. (On sale for $48 , S)

Silk Camisole : A silk or satin cami is a closet staple, hands down. This one is a definite splurge and is an item I recommend to snag while on sale if you’ve been looking for a silk cami. (On sale for $114, S) An amazing alternative that is more affordable is the Topshop Satin Cowl Neck CamiΒ  It’s not actually a part of the #NSale but it is only $16.50!! (It’s normally $22, but is currently 25% off, weird though because it doesn’t say included in the sale).

BDG Plaid Flannel Shirt : (On sale for $35, S)

1.STATE Cami : This is a longer basic tank and would be perfect for my tall girls. I tried on a small and it was TTS but did not end up purchasing because I have a similar one at home.

V-Neck T Shirt : The basic tee I wore with a ton of the outfits I shared. I have an xs in 3 colors.

ALLSAINTS Striped Tunic : Purchased an xs. (On sale for $49)

Sweaters / Cardigans.

Leith Cozy Long Cardigan : (On sale for $39, S)

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan : These sell out every year, probably because they feel like you’re wrapped up in the barefoot dreams blanket (you basically are though lol). I went with an xs. (On sale for $79, S)

Treasure & Bond Cotton Blend Cardigan : (On sale for $49, S)

V Neck Long Cardigan : (On sale for $78, S)

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan : (On sale for $69)

Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater : wearing an xs grabbed in black and tan. So excited to style this with a skirt, but it looked super chic with black jeans.

Kent Color Block Cardigan : wearing an xs on sale for $59.

ALLSAINTS Tara Sweater : A beautiful cashmere-blend sweater, that looks SO chic. Wearing an xs. (On sale for $199)

Ribbed Open Front Cardigan : Another curbside pickup find. I went with an xs and it fits super well, kinda oversized but not by a lot. (On sale for $44)

Coats / Jackets.

Faux Patent Leather Trench Coat : (On sale for $73)

Rails Collins Military Jacket : Wearing an xs (On sale for $124)

Cascade Collar Cashmere and Wool Overcoat : Wearing an xs (On sale for $299)

Halogen Double Faced Wool Coat : This was an item I went in looking for and couldn’t find it at the Nordstrom I was shopping in. Luckily I found the coat above and purchased that one, but I was still super curious about this one since it was only $149 which is an insane value for this type of coat. I found it at another Nordstrom and picked it up and am SO glad. It is such a good fit, and super great quality.

ALLSAINTS Balfern Leather Biker Jacket : This jacket is over $100 off right now, so if you’ve been wanting an ALLSAINTS leather jacket, now is the time to grab it. These are definitely investment pieces, but they are timeless and last through the years. (On sale for $329)


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Pax Ripped Jeans : Wearing a size 25 but they run small so size up! (On sale for $49)

Madewell High Waist Skinny Jeans : I didn’t purchase these this year, but I did buy them last year! (On sale for $84)

Madewell The Perfect Vintage High Waist Jeans : (On sale for $84)

MOTHER The Insider Two Step Fray Hem Crop Jeans : wearing a size 25

AG The Prima Mid Rise Raw Hem : wearing a size 24

Skirts / Dresses / Shorts.

Print Long Sleeve Dress : wearing an xs in both the leopard and floral print. (On sale for $31)

LEITH Rib Sleeveless Midi Dress : (On sale for $45)

BLANKNYC Suede Mini Skirt : (On sale for $48)

Belted Faux Leather Shorts : Wearing and xs. (On sale for $35)

Long Sleeve Knit Midi Dress : This dress wasn’t available when I went to Nordstrom the other day, but I was able to order it for curbside at the other location in Austin. I picked it up today and am pumped to style it! I think this will be one of those dresses that can go casual or chic for a night out (hopefully those will be a thing again this fall). I got a size 2 in this dress. (On sale for $35)

Tiered Mini Skirt : Such a flirty skirt! I am thinking about styling this with some sneakers, but I think you can dress it up with booties too. I got a small, but I probably could’ve gone with an xs. (On sale for $25)

Heathered T-Shirt Dress : I purchased a size an xs (On sale for $23)


SPANX Faux Leather Leggings : (On sale for $64)

Athleticwear / Athleisure.


Zella Splits Ribbed Tank : (On sale for $24)

Nike Tee : Wearing an xs, but size up if you want more length for bike shorts. (On sale for $29)


Zella Live In Joggers : (On sale for $38)

Snow Wash Rib Bike Shorts : Wearing a small in these.

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Moonlight Dream Short Pajamas : I got the burgundy color this year, but I have it in black and grey. I wear an xs but also have a small and both fit great, just depends on how you like your sleepwear to fit! (On sale for $29)

Moonlight Dream Pajamas : Another item that I already had but purchased another color in. (On sale for $39)

Giraffe at Home Chenille Robe : (On sale for $78)


Zella Restore Soft Longline Bra : (On sale for $31)

Body Fusion Sports Bra : I purchased an xs. (On sale for $22)

Zella Studio Lite Longline Bra : (On sale for $24)

NATORI Feathers Underwire Bra : I wear a 32D and they run TTS. I have these in a ton of colors so I didn’t actually purchase it this year, but it was a staple item I thought was important to mention. (On sale for $39)

Bombas 3-Pack Ankle Socks : (On sale for $23) + Bombas 3-Pack No Show Socks : (On sale for $23)

2-Pack CozyChic Barefoot Dreams Socks : These socks are always sold out so grab them while you can! (On sale for $19)

Commando Thongs : These and the Tommy John thongs are my go-to no show thongs! Perfect with leggings and clothing you don’t want panty lines with (basically everything). (On sale for $15)

True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette : I wanted a comfortable smoothing bralette that I can wear under t-shirts. This one is SO comfortable that I already ordered another. I purchased a small. (On sale for $28)


Boots / Booties.

Vince Camuto Derika Leather Boot : (On sale for $149)

Marc Fisher Unno Pointed Leather Bootie : (On sale for $129)

Marc Fisher Oshay Pointed Leather Bootie : (On sale for $99)

Vince Camuto Gradina Block Heel Bootie : (On sale for $99)

Davis Knee High Boot : (On sale for $149)

Peep Toe Bootie : Peep-toe booties are ideal for transitioning from summer to fall. I purchased my normal size 8 in these. (On sale for $79)

Platform Combat Boots : I am ready for combat boot season!! I went with my normal size 8. (On sale for $99)


Star Zebra High Top Sneaker : These look a lot like the Golden Goose and they are SO comfortable. I went with my normal size. (On sale for $199).

Nike Sneakers : Such a cute twist on a white sneaker and under $50! Run TTS.

ZONYA Plush Sneaker : Another sneaker that gives me Golden Goose vibes, but for $70!! Run TTS.

Nike Air Max 270 : Ok this item wasn’t available yesterday, BUTTT just found it at a store near me and ordered it curbside. My other Nikes run TTS so I went with my normal size 8. This item is a “view price in cart” item, but they are on sale for $112!

Nike SE Sneakers : This is another item that I got curbside, I ordered a size 8 which is my normal size and am headed to pick them up today!! (On sale for $75)

Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers : I finally grabbed these and am so happy I did. They are solid white and are going to be super easy to style in summer and fall. These run a full size to a Β½ size large. I wear an 8 normally and purchased a 7 Β½ and still have a tiny bit of room. (On sale for $49)


Nelda Square Toe Slide Sandal : Run TTS and are really comfortable to walk in.

Pointed Toe Mule :Β  These run slightly small, I sized up Β½ a size and went with an 8 Β½


Necessaire The Body Duo : (On sale for $35)

Mario Badescu The Essentials Kit : (On sale for $23)

Pillow Talk Lip Secret Set : (On sale for $68)

OLAPLEX Bond Maintenance Kit : (On sale for $84)

SLIP Hair Ties : (On sale for $45)

Rose Gold Eye Brush Set : (On sale for $30)

Rose Glow Face Brush Set : (On sale for $35)

Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set : My ride or dye lipstick + lip liner! The Gloss in this set is just a bonus! (On sale for $68)

Lancome Eye Kit : Comes with two Hypnose Mascara, a CILS Booster XL mascara primer, and mascara remover. (On sale for $59)

DIOR Lip + Eyes Set : (On sale for $68)

NEULASH : (On sale for $95)

GHD Curling Iron : My favorite splurge curling iron! The T3 is a great option too, slightly more affordable, and is part of the sale. (On sale for $133)

Le Labo Santal 33 & Another 13 Small Perfume Duo : This perfume is one of the top recommended every time I ask y’all for your favorite scents! It always seemed like a big commitment to spend $300 on a perfume I hadn’t worn before, so when I saw these small vials were a part on the #NSale I thought it was the best time to try it out. I’ll keep you posted!



Evil Eye Choker Necklace : (On sale for $34)

Michele Diamond Watch : I didn’t purchase this item this time around, because I bought it last year but I had to mention it because this is such a big discount! (50% off)

14k Gold Herringbone Chain Bracelet : (On sale for $295)

Skinny Stackable Diamond Bracelet : I have this from a previous year, so I did not purchase it this year but it is worth the splurge if you have been wanting one for a while! (50% off)

Station Y Necklace : This is the long necklace I had on in my stories! I love the length and how it pairs layered with my other jewelry.

Sunglasses + Bags.

Fendi Sunglasses : Still a splurge even on sale but I love how chic these sunglasses are and felt like they were worth the splurge after 40% off.

Coach Saddle Bag : When I saw this bag I did a double-take! You all voted on stories and chose the brown, and I am so glad because that was the one I was feeling too. (On sale for $299)

ALLSAINTS Backpack Bag : I have this bag in the tote form and I use it all the time, so when I saw it in backpack form I snatched it up. Anyone else feel like backpacks are SO much easier when out with kids? (On sale for $299)


Bliss Plush Throw : (On sale for $24)

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket : (On sale for $88)

Anthropologie Candle : (On sale for $19)

Barefoot Dreams In The Wild Throw : (On sale for $119)

Hydroflask 32oz : (On sale for $32)

Diptyque Candle Set :Β  (On sale for $55)

Le Labo Candle Set : I Love the Diptyque santal candle, so I really wanted to grab these and try them out while on sale.