Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks 2020

Retailers have been hit rather hard by Covid—layoffs, store closures, bankruptcy filings—and even Nordstrom's famous Anniversary Sale got postponed by nearly a month. Things are definitely different this year; in lieu of the catalog, which always gets me super pumped by showcasing the best items, Nordstrom offered an online preview, which, while less sexy than a beautifully art-directed catalog, is actually more practical. There are fewer designer brands participating this year, but I was able to load up my wish list with a lot of great finds—some of which, due to Nordstrom's staggered access days, are already sold out, thanks to the highest tier of Nordy Club members, who began shopping Monday. (Godspeed to Nordstrom's community managers, who have been responding to a lot of angry comments on their Instagram.) I am crossing my fingers that my favorites are still in stock by the time I'm able to shop next Thursday—here are my clothing, shoes & accessories, and beauty Anniversary Sale picks for 2020. 

1. This is probably not something I'd buy a full price, but I am intrigued nonetheless, and it's a pretty hot look. 

2. If there were ever time for this ironic T-shirt, the time is now. 

3. This cardigan looks cozy yet interesting, thanks to the flared sleeves and side tie. It's the kind of thing you live in all winter long. 

4. Will 2020 be the year I finally give in to the teddy coat trend? This striped version finally might be the one I commit to. 
Bernardo teddy coat $124.90 (reg. $210)

5. I've been looking for a chunky-knit cream funnel-neck sweater (specific, I know) for ages, and Vince's knits are worth the investment. 
Vince funnel neck sweater $199.90 (reg. $365)

6. Jeans are usually a good buy during the anniversary sale, and while Levi's no longer makes my favorite fit (the 505C), these look pretty darn close. 
Levi's 501 Crop jeans $63.90 (reg. $98)

7. One of the few designer items left, this dress is very wear-now, and considering it's silk, a pretty good deal too. 
Ba&sh Fenix midi dress $246.90 (reg. $495)

8. With nearly 3,000 five-star reviews, these faux leather leggings are definitely worth a try—you will probably live in them this winter. 
Spanx faux leather leggings $64.90 (reg. $98)

1. Oversized coin necklaces are having a moment right now, and I'm always a fan of Gorjana's jewelry. 
Gorjana palm coin necklace $35.90 (reg. $60)

2. Of all the items in this post, I am probably most excited about these slippers—with shelter in place still in full effect, I will wear them more than any other pair of shoes I own (and my current slippers are on the verge of falling apart). 
Ugg Fluffette slippers $59.90 (reg. $89.95)

3. I scoured London for a pair of earrings just like this back in March and, well, here they are. 

4. I truly don't need another pair of sneakers but...I totally want these retro velcro-strap kicks. 
Veja Esplar sneakers $97.50 (reg. $135)

5. One of the few departments where you can find big-name items is the sunglasses department; these seem like an incredibly good deal at that. 
Celine rectangle sunglasses $344.90 (reg. $500)

6. I've been wanting a pair of knee-high snakeskin-print boots for awhile, and while I'm not totally convinced that they're "me," these also come in a nice taupe suede. 
Vince Camuto Beaanna boots $159.90 (reg. $239.95)

7. I had no idea Missoni scarves were so (relatively) affordable! It's definitely a statement piece, but a not-pass-up-able one. 
Missoni zigzag scarf $123.90 (reg. $185)

8. I've had my eye on this particular bag for ages, and while I don't have any use for it at the moment, the price is tempting. 
Clare V leopard bag  $299.90 (reg. $545)

1. I'm on an eternal search for a product that will make my lashes look like extensions, naturally. This may be worth a try. 

2. This is a great way to sample Diptyque's best candles before committing to a full-size one (and for the record, Feu de Bois is my favorite). 
Diptyque travel candles $55 ($75 value) 

3. This clean-beauty brand has a cult following, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of body wash (I prefer bar soap), I'm eager to try this duo. 
Nécessaire the body duo $35 ($50 value)

4. I've been trying to find an alternative to cotton pads, and I'm very intrigued by this reusable set. 

5. Word on the street is that this hot brush is even better than the Revlon one, and this comes with a bunch of full- and travel-size products too. 
Drybar the Brush Crush set $165 ($243 value) 

6. Hands-down my favorite primer and setting powder—I recently ran out of the primer and my pores look like swimming pools without it. 
Hourglass Veil duo $65 ($74 value) 

7. I will do whatever it takes to get rid of my wrinkles, including waving this ridiculous-looking thing over my face for minutes at a time. 
LightStim for wrinkles $167 (reg. $249) 

8. This seems like a crazy amount of money to pay for hand soap, and yet I've found that a little luxury goes a long way, especially when you're washing your hands a gazillion times a day. 


Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

Ohh, I want to try that Lightstem for wrinkles, I need to look into that.


Mica said...

I love that scarf and I really like the indoorsy top, it made me smile! hope you have fun shopping the sale and are able to find things you like still in stock! I haven't felt like shopping much so most of the sales have passed us by!

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend! :)

Away From Blue

Lovely said...

What an exciting sale, I'll check it out!