Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Summer 2021 Picks

I can’t believe the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! Most of you babes were officially allowed to start shopping today and you know I would never leave you hanging! I teased out a few brands in late June, but I thought I’d give the most extensive selection possible for you to get a better idea of what to shop. I have my eye on more than a few goodies, but I plan to stick to the basics: quality boots, jackets, skincare items. Happy shopping!


I’m a skincare junkie through and through, but I always keep an eye on when luxury skincare goes on sale. It’s typically worth the full price tag, but if you can get it for cheaper, why wouldn’t you?! have a long list of Elemis products that I absolutely love and I just finished the Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser as part of my June Empties so this is the perfect time to stock up!

Purses & Bags

Honestly, I’ve had my eye on this sage green back pack from Sweaty Betty for quite sometime! I also love any tote or duffel bag that has a trolley pass attached to it. Now that things have opened up and we can travel, I am stepping up my bag game!



As you might expect, I wear a lot of athleisure while working from home and running errands. These are some of the most popular brands right now for athleisure and each item is on major sale!



Seeing as I’ve already written an entire post this Spring about my love for trench coats, I think you guys know where I stand on them. 😉 These outerwear pieces are some of the most functional items you’ll find that work well for spring or fall! They can be dressed up or down and even worn with the athleisure pieces above!



There’s nothing that elevates a look quite like a structured jacket. I love the suede and leather options because they can look expensive without actually being expensive! The dark green leather jacket has been on my list for a while, and it’s finally under $55!



I don’t know if it’s because I bought a blazer last month and have been wearing it nonstop, but I cannot get over the blazers this time around! The Nordstrom Anniversary often has a couple of blazers to choose from, but these are a total hit this year. The Good American piece actually comes in two colors!



My love for quality Marc Fisher boots started last year during the N Sale and I have never gotten more use out of a product from the sale before! The best part about a low profile boot is that it can dress up a look while still feeling casual. It helps with posture and is neutral enough to be worn with almost any color. I have last years version of the Marc Fisher boots in both a camel color and a slate grey color. They both get worn monthly!



I had to give a few honorable mentions to something other than boots so here we are! If you looked at my shoe closet, this is basically what you’d see. I have these exact sneakers, loafers and mules, and have very similar heels! You also don’t need to spend a fortune on quality footwear. All of these shoes are under $100 during the sale!

If you feel a little overwhelmed during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, don’t worry too much. Think about what you wear on a regular basis. Is it workwear? Then don’t head for the athleisure page! Set some boundaries so you know what pieces will get the most love, and what would be a waste of money. You’re never going to regret buying a fall coat if it gets worn time and time again!

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