What I Own (& LOVE) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Every year Nordstrom has a huge sale, I mean huge. It’s like the Christmas Day of sales and everyone freaks out. Yes, there are some great finds but it’s mostly if you’ve had your eye on a big ticket item or you want to stock up on some basics. 

I’m actually going to Atlanta tomorrow with a sweet blogger friend to check out the sale IRL + do some other shopping. I actually can’t shop the sale early because I don’t have the Nordstrom Credit Card. I actually don’t have any credit cards because I do not have self-control when it comes to online shopping and it’s just a little promise I made myself. I’ll be in Denver when the sale is live for the public so if I find anything I’m obsessed with, I can buy it then! *The #NSale is only open to cardholders for the first few days, then to the public on 7/20. Some items get restocked, some do not! 

ANYWHOOOO- in addition to new fall items, Nordstrom also releases some holy grail items on sale. Today I’m sharing some items, tried and true, from the sale that I’m obsessed with. 

one- Spanx Faux Leather Leggings.

True to Size

Regularly $95, Now $64

These should be required in every girl’s closet! I was not convinced I needed to spend $100 on leggings but boy am I glad I tried them. They suck everything in, look incredible and are amazing quality. Dress them up or down, they’re so comfortable. I can’t wait for it to cool down some so I can wear them again. These will sell out. 

two- Round Ray Ban Sunglasses.

Two Colors Available

Regularly $203, Now $135

How crazy that Ray Ban (and such a popular style) are included in this sale! Such a great price and these will last you years.

three- Make + Model Sweatpants.

True to Size 

Regularly $45, Now $29

These are the SOFTEST sweatpants ever. I love this brand. You will want to live in these, trust me. 

four- Kensie Teddy Bear Jacket.

True to Size, Two Colors Available

Regularly $198, Now $129

Teddy bear jackets were a huge hit last year and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. They were hard to find at a great price and this one is perfect! It feels like a sweatshirt but looks adorable. 

five- Patagonia Sweater Vest.

Sized Up for Layering, Two Colors Available

Regularly $129, Now $94

I’ve had this vest for years and get so much wear out of it. It looks great dressed up or down. I love the sweater material, it’s so cozy for fall and winter! 

six- Quay 64mm Aviator Sunglasses.

Regularly $60, Now $30

I love these sunglasses. They’re one of my favorite pairs (and that’s saying a lot, I’m a sunglass freak!). They are oversized and flattering on every face type! Quay is a great quality brand, so these are a steal at $30.

seven- Laura Mercier Rose Lip Set.

Regularly $70, Now $30

I love this lip set! I’m not a huge fan of lipliner and lipstick, but these are my go-to. Easy to apply, wear well and look great.

eight- Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket.

Regularly $180, Now $119

This is our favorite, favorite blanket ever. It’s SO soft. RJ & I both have one and since it’s summer it is all we sleep with at night. During the winter, we use it as an extra layer. I also take it every time I go out of town. Trust me, this blanket is gold. 

nine- Personal Microderm Device.

Regularly $159, Now $99

See all my blog posts about this here.

This thing is a GAME CHANGER. Not only does it help exfoliate and remove dead skin but it also helps with clearing complexions, reducing pore size, evening out skin tones, keeping your face clear and making your skin so soft. This thing will definitely sell out fast, it does everytime it goes on sale. 

ten- Lancer Skincare Jumbo Method Polish Exfoliator.

Regularly $145, Now $76

I know this seems pricey, but this bottle will easily last you a whole year. I use it once a week with my PMD to really exfoliate my face. It is the perfect combo! Your skin will be so glowing soft. 

eleven- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. 

Regularly $65

This palette is great! It has three different options and they are perfect for a warm, luminous glow. 

twelve- GloPRO Microneedling Tool.

Regularly $269, Now $169

See all my blog posts about it here

A MUST HAVE!! This little tool is such a game changer. It helps with the texture of your skin, fine lines, wrinkle prevention, helps your serums and creams work better, makes collagen production quicker and so much more. I used it every other night and some nights RJ even steals it. It’s seriously so good yall. 

thirteen- HUM Nutrition The Essential Collection. 

Red Carpet & Flatter Me

Regularly $50, Now $34

These are my go-to vitamin brand. I love these two, in particular, they both help with digestion and skin. 

fourteen- Kristen Cavallari Open Toe Bootie.

Three Colors Available

Regularly $160, Now $99

These are the holy grail of booties! They are perfect for transition outfits. The open toe makes them appropriate for everything from shorts to leggings and the block heel makes them comfortable for everyday wear. 

fifteen. Kork-Ease Casper Bootie.

Four Colors Available

Regularly $200, Now $130

Another staple piece that is worth buying now! Even though bootie weather seems far away, it’s almost August and these will not go out of style. They are so comfortable and go with so many outfits. These get probably the most wear out of all my booties. 

sixteen- Mario Badescu Latest & Greatest Set.

Regularly $43, Now $30

Such a steal, four of my favorite products for just a little more than the price of one. I love the misting sprays for refreshing makeup, an afternoon pick me up or a relaxing spray before bed. I keep one in my purse and one in my bathroom. The gel enzyme cleaner is perfect for a gentle cleanser. The spot treatment is one of my must-have beauty items, it will clear a pimple in one night- it’s truly a miracle worker! 

seventeen- Tory Burch Flats.

Three Colors Available

Regularly $250, Now $165

These are another great staple that won’t go out of style! You can wear these year-round and they’re appropriate for work or weekends.  

eighteen- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Sneaker.

Two Colors Available

Regularly $70, Now $47

I love a clean white sneaker! It is perfect for running errands or date night casual in your favorite dress. These have a platform so they give you some height without losing comfort. #YesPlz!

nineteen- Lacie Faux Leather Duffel Bag.

Available in Two Colors

Regularly $85, Now $57

We got this as RJ’s duffle for traveling and it’s been so handy! It has held up so, so well for the past two years and still looks brand new. It holds so much, he usually doesn’t even need any other luggage. I highly recommend. 

Here’s What I Have My Eye On: 

One of my favorite sweaters I picked up! These jeans aren’t from the sale but they came in the mail yesterday and I’m obsessed. They’re perfect for late Summer and Fall! Shop the jeans here

What I bought at the Nordstrom Early Access Sale: 

I hope you enjoyed this little roundup! Early next week I’ll share my try on haul and some other things I want still (please help, I can’t stop!!). I usually think this sale is overhyped but there are truly some amazing staples in the sale this year!! I’d love to see what you guys are loving or what you buy! Happy Friday! XO 

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  1. kmsten
    July 21, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Hi! I’m thinking of getting the Kork-Ease booties… are they as cute on? I’m worried they might look clunky but I can’t find any pics of them actually modeled 😛

    • Riley Brahm
      August 2, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Sorry for the slow response- mine are not clunky at all I love them! Did you decide to get them?

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