Hello! Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today is the day Influencer status can shop the #Nsale which happens to be the day I can shop. I really wasn’t going to shop the sale this year because I my closet is full of fall/winter options and basics that I already purchased from the sale years ago but as I went through the preview I changed my mind [sorry babe lol].
I did shop the sale a little different this year though. Instead of adding everything that peaked my interest in my cart I challenged myself to only add things that will add to my wardrobe that I don’t already have, that are neutrals, will last me more than one season, and I can make at least 3 outfits out of each item. With the uncertainty of how the fall and winter are going to be like, I wanted warm, comfy and cute pieces that I can either feel put together while staying home, or feeling put together actually going out. As much as the good deals are, I really concentrated on pieces that I don’t already have, not adding another item of something I already have just because the price was good.
I’m not sure if its a good thing or not, but a lot of the items that I liked I already have and love so I decided to break this post into 3 parts. I will say that my tried and true picks are on the more expensive side. However, this is the time I buy them because they are discounted and I know they will last a long time, so to me its worth it.
- My tried and true picks- Products I already purchased, LOVE + recommend
- In my cart- Items I am purchasing
- On my wish list- Items I’m on the fence about
Before I go into my picks here are some tips for shopping the sale that I’ve learned over the years of shopping it:
- Because with Nordstrom its always free shipping and free returns, make multiple purchases because things will sell out fast.
- If something you want is sold out, don’t get discouraged! Keep checking back because they do restock items and you can snag it then. Also, try calling your local store because they can hunt items down the website says it’s out of stock. I’ve personally done this a couple times.
- Fall/winter and basic pieces will sell out fast. So think sweaters, cardigans, leggings, designer denim and booties- just to name a few.
- Items that bloggers/influencer show will also sell out fast as well.
So here we go:
1. My tried and true picks:
#1. BLANKNYC Vital Signs Suede Moto Jacket– Sale Price: $111.90 After Sale: $188
I LOVE this jacket and I get compliments every time I wear it. You can dress it up and wear it with a dress and heels or dress it down with a tee, a pair of jeans and sneakers. Its super versatile and the quality is amazing. I’ve had mine for years and it still looks brand new.
#2. RIKI LOVES RIKI: RIKI Skinny Lighted Mirror– Sale Price: $130 [$205 value]
Okay, I know this mirror is crazy expensive but it really is worth it. Its a really nice size mirror with ridiculously bright lights that you can adjust. It comes with a stand, magnetic phone holder that you can connect with blue tooth for amazing selfies and handsfree videos. It also comes with a magnetic magnified mirror. It also is super light so its nice for traveling or moving it wherever you need it.
#3. BAREFOOT DREAMS® In the Wild Throw Blanket– Sale Price: $119.90 After Sale: $180
Again, I know its crazy to spend over $100 on a blanket [again, sorry babe lol] but it really is worth it! It is so soft and warm! The quality is amazing as well. I wash mine every week, had it for over a year and it still looks brand new. The fibers/fabric is something special because its unlike any other blanket I’ve had or felt. It’s the best to either cuddle up with on the couch or go to sleep with. I take it everywhere when I travel. Highly recommend!
#4. BAREFOOT DREAMS® 2-Pack CozyChic™ Socks– Sale Price: $19 [$30 Value]
These socks are worth EVERY PENNY! Its like a cloud is wrapped around your feet! I love these socks! They are so soft and warm. They wash well and still look brand new. I like that they are neutral colors so you can pair them with outfits and still feel and look put together.
I know this isn’t part of the sale but I highly recommend this face mask. It is really comfortable, great for you skin, and easy to wear for a long stretch of time. I actually forgot that I was wearing it when I wore it. It is silk on the outside and has a cotton lining on the inside. The best part in my opinion is it has adjustable ear straps to make it super comfortable. It also has a metal nose piece that you can bend for even more perfect fit.
2. In my cart:
#1. FREE PEOPLE My Only Sunshine Sweater– Sale Price: $69.90 After Sale: $108
This sweater just screams fall to me. I can picture it front tucked into a pair of jeans, a belt and booties. I love the brand Free People. It is a little pricey but the pieces I have, have lasted me years and still look new. This is the best time to pick up a few staples that will last me a long time at a discounted price.
#2. GORJANA Griffin Dog Tag Necklace– Sale Price: $38.90 After Sale: $65
I’m a neutral girl [if it isn’t obvious lol] and this necklace is unlike anything I have and neutral. It’s going to be a fun piece to layer with the dainty pieces I already have or to just wear it by itself. I’m always looking for new brands to love and this is a great time to try this brand since it’s on sale.
#3. FREE PEOPLE Afterglow Mock Neck Top– Sale Price: $84.90 After Sale: $120
I’m really excited about this sweater. I like that its long and cozy, I plan on wearing it with my Spanx leggings and my Ugg boots. I’m also planning on wearing it front tucked into jeans with either my black riding boots, Uggs, or black mules. This sweater is neutral and versatile so there are so many options on how to wear it.
#4. RAILS- Collins Military Jacket– Sale Price: $124.90 After Sale: $198
I ended up purchasing this jacket after I posted this so thats why it is not in the graphic above. I saw this on a couple of bloggers and just fell in love with it. I did just check and this is still in stock in some sizes. I snagged it because I think it is the perfect piece that can transition into pretty much every season. It is the first product of RAILS I’ve tried. I was hesitant to buy this because of the price tag but I had heard great things about this brand and figured now is the time to try it [again, sorry Babe lol]. Well as soon as I took it out of the box I knew why it has the price it does and why everyone loves this brand. The material is buttery soft and the fit is super flattering. It is a little big on me but I kinda like it like that way because that means I can layer heavier tops in the fall and winter. Its the perfect jacket to wear in the spring and summer when you’re in building blasting the AC.
3. On my wish list:
#1. BAREFOOT DREAMS® CozyChic Lite® Long Cardigan– Sale Price: $65.90 After Sale: $114
I have a feeling this is going to sell out fast because the sweater is made of the same material as the blankets so its like wearing a blanket. Its perfect for lounging at home in leggings and cozy house shoes or layered with a long sleeve tee, a pair of jeans and either sneakers or booties. The only reason its on my wish list and not in my cart is because its a long sweater and I’m a shorty with Armenian hips- its hard for me to wear long sweaters like that.
#2. NÉCESSAIRE The Body Duo– Sale Price $35 [$50 Value]
I’m new to this brand as I only have their deodorant but so far I’m liking it. I’ve very much in to clean products especially the products I’m putting on my body so I’ve wanted to try their lotion. This duo is a little more than just the lotion and you get the body wash with it.
#3. THE MARC JACOBS The Leather Tote– Sale Price: $249.90 After Sale: $495
I am a bag lady. I love handbags! I have had a crush on the black tote that Reese Witherspoon had in the movie Sweet Home Alabama and have been looking for a similar one ever since I saw the movie back in 2002 when the movie came out. This bag is not an exact dupe but it’s pretty close and reminds me of that bag. I need another handbag like a hole in the head but at that price, I might have to pull the trigger. I love the gold hardware, how big it is, and that the zipper goes all the way to the bottom of the bag.
And thats it! Well for now lol Who knows what else will find its way into my cart. If anything does I’ll add it to this post. Did you shop the #Nsale? Leave your purchases in the comments below! And don’t forget to follow along on Instagram @jennniferlynn11 and Pinterest: @jennniferlynn11
Happy Shopping Friends!
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