Whenever a good sale comes around, I take the opportunity to reflect on my wardrobe needs. Because I can't pass on buying at least a few items (I'm way too shopping-obsessed with not enough willpower for that), I try to only buy the things my closet is missing or the staples that desperately need updating. And now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here, that's exactly my approach to shopping the legendary fashion event.
In case you're not familiar, here's the lowdown: From now until August 6, you can score steep discounts on just about every brand your heart desires, including luxury and designer names. We're talking up to 50 percent off on brands that hardly ever go on sale, so there's never been a better time to upgrade your closet.
Personally, my current shopping list includes fall leather jackets, versatile tops, staple accessories, and trendy denim. And because the deals are just too good to pass up, I'm upgrading my wardrobe with picks from my favorite high-end brands like Farm Rio, STAUD, Re/Done, Reformation, Birkenstock, and more. In the spirit of sharing, I've rounded up all of the luxury finds I'm eyeing from the Nordstrom sale, below. Be prepared for your cart to be stuffed to the brim.
Who wouldn't want to feel swathed in comfort all day long? While it may not be socially acceptable to leave the house wrapped in a blanket, this cardigan is the next best thing. It's made of the same ultra-soft, cozy material Barefoot Dreams is known for only in a long cardigan.
A genuine leather jacket is a godsend, especially come fall. The leather on this AllSaints pick is buttery smooth and will only get better with wear, and trust me, you'll wear this jacket a lot. When you don't know what to throw on over your fall 'fit, opt for this jacket for an effortlessly cool vibe.
If you're shocked to see a dress this good on sale, I wouldn't blame you. This cozy sweater dress is the ideal piece for fall and winter thanks to its knitted material, long sleeves, and dark, moody color. Add some knee-high boots and you've got yourself a quintessential fall 'fit.
Farm Rio is known for their dopamine-inducing prints and colors, and while this blouse doesn't fall into that category, it does have some of the same joyful details. Just take a look at that wonderful eyelet lace, embroidery, and pleating. A top this pretty for under $100 is a steal in my book.
If you want to take after the It-girls of the moment, choose simple, well-made accessories to elevate your look. This Coach bag will do the trick. Inspired by the shoulder bags of the '90s, this piece may have a basic style, but it's still polished. Whether you opt to wear it over your shoulder or with the crossbody strap, know your look is as sleek as can be.
Fit and fabrics make all of the difference between luxurious leggings and leggings that are so-so. With these Booty Boost leggings, SPANX hit the mark. As the name suggests, these are made from a compressive material that provides a lifting and sculpting effect. You'll also notice that there's no front seam, a huge win when it comes to comfort.
I'm obsessed with Monica Vinader for timeless jewelry with an edge, so when I saw this silver ring during my scroll, it was an instant add to my wishlist. I'm still riding the silver jewelry trend with no plans of stopping and this piece will fit right into my new collection. This sculptural ring will look especially cool on the pointer finger or thumb and stack with other baubles.
For the last few days, I couldn't scroll on TikTok without seeing someone rave about these UGG slippers and I get the hype. They're the perfect WFH shoes to keep your feet cozy, and if you do have to step outside, the thick soles are sturdy enough to withstand the pavement.
If you want to feel like a million bucks, it's time to invest in a luxurious pair of silk pajamas. Nordstrom's in-house brand has just the pair to upgrade your sleep attire. It's a classic button-up style with drawstring pants that will keep you cool and chic thanks to 100 percent silk. The best part, though, is that they are machine washable!
Can you ever really have too many sweaters? Personally, I don't think so, especially if they are as high quality as this one. Reviewers say this sweater is made from a soft cashmere-wool blend and has the perfect, slightly-oversized fit. The fray edge makes this sweater a bit cooler than the rest in your collection, too.
When I don't know what to wear to work, I always go with a classic pair of black trousers. They're so versatile when it comes to styling—they easily work with sweaters, sneakers, button-downs, heels, and more. This top-rated pair from Vince Camuto not only has a ton of styling options, but reviewers say they feel luxurious.
When we hit that tricky transitional weather before fall fully settles in, you'll need a trench coat, but not just any trench coat will do. You going to want to make sure your trench is water-resistant in case of a surprise downpour. It also doesn't hurt that this classic coat is from one of Kate Middleton's favorite jacket brands.
Longchamp has long been a go-to for chic totes, but this expandable bag may take the cake for being the brand's best travel bag. Let me draw your attention to the middle zipper—in a flash, this tote nearly doubles its size, perfect for a weekend getaway, plus you get a cool color block effect when the bag is fully expanded.
In my opinion, outerwear is absolutely worth splurging on because, come fall and winter, it's what makes your outfit. A chic, timeless jacket like this will never go out of style, too. Given just how much wear you'll get out of this jacket, the cost per wear makes it a steal. While I'm personally obsessed with this black option, it's also available in a just-as-chic camel shade as well.
You may know STAUD for their sophisticated and cool handbags, but their clothing is just as good. Case in point: this stunning dress. I could easily see Selena Gomez wearing this on the red carpet. Make sure you get a good peek at the gold detailed buttons, too.
If you thought you saw the last of the peplum top in the 2010s, think again. The divisive top style has gotten a rework for 2023, and with chic styles like this Veronica Beard number on the market, I'm here for it. As for styling, opt for your favorite jeans or linen pants to let this sweet top do all of the heavy lifting of your outfit.
For all of your special occasions this season and the next, pair your dress with these stunning pearl drop earrings for a little added sparkle. This pearl and crystal style may be simple, but you can't deny their elegance. I guarantee they will go with anything in your closet.
When the weather starts to get dreary, I often find myself dreading getting out of bed and getting dressed. For those days, there's nothing like a pulling on a pair of comfy pants and calling it a day. This pick from Treasure & Bond look so much more expensive than they are with their satiny material and wide cut. They pair perfectly with a crewneck sweater and sneakers.