Tales of Nordstrom Sale’s Past

If you know anything about me, you know that I love clothing and that I love a good sale. Enter the Semi-Annual Nordstrom Sale (#NSale). I’ve been shopping this sale the past few years and was guided by my fairy blogmothers on which items to buy. The good and bad with the Nordstrom sale is that the same pieces come back each year and are available at very reasonable prices. Again, this coming from a personal finance nerd who follows a budget and hardly ever buys things at full price.

Enter the 2020 #NSale and having a full year of blogging under my belt. I figured this was my year to pay it forward and rank my favorite pieces that I’ve purchased in years past. Instead of repeating myself for each item, the decision was made to make these purchases because the price was right for these items. Like I said, every year the Nordstrom sale brings us some wonderful pieces at even better prices. So let’s dive in.

#1 – Michele Watch

This item gets my number one pick because of the amount of wear I have gotten out of this beautiful watch. My husband was sweet and bought this for me as part of my wedding present. I basically wear this watch everyday and it pulls every outfit together (even a golf outfit!). If you are in the market for a new watch and love the classic design of Michele watches, I cannot recommend picking up a Michele watch at this year’s sale. Also, don’t forget to make it a triple points day when you buy!

#2 – Botkier Bootie

I love this bootie! I bought my pair two sales ago and they are still going strong. What I love about Botkier is the quality of the product and the simple lines of this suede boot. When I buy shoes, I prioritize simplicity. The simpler the better! This is my go to pair of work shoes during the winter months and love how they pair beautifully with tights and a skirt and flared work pants. This year’s style has a slightly chunkier heel (seems to be a trend this year) but the silhouette is the exact same.

#3 – Halogen Glen Plaid Blazer

Halogen Blazer

I lost count of how many times I’ve worn this blazer this past year and could show pictures on pictures of how many ways this blazer can be styled for work or a night out.

This year this blazer has a bigger plaid print, a flattering pocket detail and comes in at a lower price point. I think I paid $90 last year for my version of this blazer compared to $70 this year. All this to say, if you are in the market for a plaid blazer, the version this year is for you!

#4 – Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

This was a purchase last year that was heavily influenced by my fairy blogmothers. I was able to snag a pair as people were making returns a few days after the sale started. I had very little hope that I would be able to pull off this style but they were one of my favorite purchases from last year (behind the blazer of course). These multipurpose leggings saved me this past Chicago winter allowing me to look chic and feel dressed up for a fancy dinners while staying super comfortable. For my Midwestern gals, if you have the chance to snag a pair, do it!

Note: I would have ranked them higher had I been able to wear them to work but unfortunately faux leather leggings do not fly under a business professional dress code… They were worn multiple times this past spring as part of my work from home wardrobe and will go back into rotation once fall hits again.

#5 – Vince Camuto Heeled Sandal

I bought these classic heeled sandals at the #NSale last year and was excited to wear them this spring and summer. Sadly, that hasn’t happened as much as I hoped due to current events. While they are a beautiful heel, they fall to the bottom of my list because this is a very common style of heel and can be found at other retailers at even deeper discounted prices. It’s a great shoe but you could probably get a better price at Nordstroms Rack or 6pm.com.

#6 – Suede Mini Skirt

And now for my bottom ranking #NSale purchase. Sadly this is the tale of an influenced purchased gone bad. I was so excited for this skirt and loved the way it looked and could be styled with a bootie or OTK boot. The reality of it was that I was only able to wear this skirt once to a networking event and it has been sitting in my closet ever since. I wish I had more opportunities to wear it out but sadly that is not my life. Debating if I should try to sell this on Poshmark or create an event to wear it out. I should really start listening to my own advice and stick with my personal style when shopping.

This year’s version of the skirt has a slit instead of the zipper pocket details which makes it even less office friendly. Had I not purchased the skirt last year, it would have been much easier for me to walk away from this skirt this year. The opposite of being a day late and a dollar short.

Note: If you’re interested in buying last year’s version feel free to reach out.

I hope sharing with you my top purchases from past Nordstroms sales helps you as you begin shopping this weekend or as you keep adding things to your cart.


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