Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby jennelled » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:31 pm

Got the main order today! A lot is going back. The light pink Caslon sweater was too big and had a weird fit, so I don’t think sizing down would help. The black puff sleeve Halogen sweater was gorgeous, but a little short for jeans - it would be perfect for dress pants or a pencil skirt for anyone with more formal workplaces! The Eliza J sheath is also going back. I liked it, didn’t love it - but the exposed gold zipper was too much. I don’t mind exposed zippers, but couldn’t handle this one.

I’m debating the jeans. Unsure how I feel about the locker placement, and I wish they were a little darker.

I’m currently listing over orange suede pumps. Do people wear pumps anymore? They’re my favorite but I haven’t seen any reviews...
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby ame » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:15 am

Here's my final list...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

The XL Halogen long sleeve tops I am on the fence. They're a little too big, but the Large is shrinkwrapped. I am pretty sure I can shrink them but I am debating just keeping two and returning the other two. I don't have anything like the purple, so that's probably a keep but I don't know if I want the green or the burgundy or the gray as a second, or if I will bail on those entirely.
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby Carrie » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:02 pm

jennelled wrote:Got the main order today! A lot is going back. The light pink Caslon sweater was too big and had a weird fit, so I don’t think sizing down would help. The black puff sleeve Halogen sweater was gorgeous, but a little short for jeans - it would be perfect for dress pants or a pencil skirt for anyone with more formal workplaces! The Eliza J sheath is also going back. I liked it, didn’t love it - but the exposed gold zipper was too much. I don’t mind exposed zippers, but couldn’t handle this one.

I’m debating the jeans. Unsure how I feel about the locker placement, and I wish they were a little darker.

I’m currently listing over orange suede pumps. Do people wear pumps anymore? They’re my favorite but I haven’t seen any reviews...

I wanted to badly to love that Halogen puff sleeve sweater -- but after buying it in-store, I took it back. It was just *so* thin that I worried I wouldn't get more than 2 wears out of it. And you're right, it was a bit short.

I ordered 2 different Eliza J dresses, and both were terrible and fit all wrong. I saw a few other cute dresses to maybe try by the same brand, but got scared off.

There were several rich-orange items in this sale -- I hope that's a fall trend to be seen elsewhere, because I'm digging it :)
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby Carrie » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:27 pm

Here's what I'm keeping:

BP Oversized Waffle Stitch Cardigan: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bp-oversiz ... an/4869815
Zella Favorite Hoodie in Navy: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-favo ... ie/4852966
Dreamers by Debut Exposed Seam Sweater in Mustard: https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/dreamers ... er/4943388
AOS Sarah Skinny Jeans in Silver Lake: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/articles-o ... ke/4934145
Lucky Yabba Wedge Booties in pink: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/lucky-bran ... en/4929547
Blondo Nicola Knee-High Boot in Mushroom Suede: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/blondo-nic ... ck%20suede
Caslon Button Back Layered Look Sweatshirt in Gray (can't wait to pair with pink wedge booties): https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/caslon-but ... te/4878320
Halogen Stretch Woven Shirt in blue & white stripes. Getting it tailored to fit my waist: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/halogen-st ... olor=white
Halogen Tie Waist Wide Leg Stretch Crepe Pants in black. SO excited for these!: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/halogen-ti ... k%20stripe
Ann Klein Twill One-Button Jacket & Skirt (would have had to tailor the hell out of the pants). Looks like it's not on sale anymore: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/anne-klein ... pe=product
2 Halogen V-Neck Tunics (black, black & white) -- at Amy's recommendation ;)
2 camis (nude, white)
2 Natori bras

Not in the sale, but I also bought a Tory Burch Robinson large tote (in the apricot color, which I think is similar to your York, Jennelle?). My Kate Spade got the same rip 2 times now, so I returned it (thank goodness for Nordstrom customer service, as I've now had 3 bags fall apart on me in the last 3 years). I was hesitant to get the Robinson because I'd had issues with the York, but the handles appeared sturdier, and the insight was nicely lined with tons of pocket. They only had the camel-color in-store (which looked weirdly orange to me), so I should receive the bag Friday.

I returned -- among other things -- these:
Topshop Long Open Front Cardigan in Rose. Tried it on in-store, brought it home, and wanted so badly to love it. But it didn't hang nicely and was scratchy: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-lo ... di/4972569
Halogen Puff Sleeve Sweater in Pink Apricot. Le sigh. Story above: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/halogen-pu ... te/4875814
Zella Taryn Melange Joggers. Really liked these, would have kept them if money wasn't a factor: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-tary ... ts/4857762

And ended up with the not-on-sale Robinson because these failed me:
Tory Burch Marsden Tote in Light Oak. I decided I don't like the function of the chain handles, and it was a little small for me: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tory-burch ... te/4907635
Kate Spade Oakwood Street Chandra Leather Tote in black. Ok, online it says this has a snap closure, but it's actually a zip. And the bag is terribly executed overall.

And last night I ordered the Tahari Scuba Crepe Sheath Dress in blue: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tahari-scu ... te/4934872
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby jennelled » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 am

Carrie, I love those Yabba booties! So cute. I have several pairs of the Sarah jeans, too (in white and in a distressed denim), and they're staples in my wardrobe.

I bit the bullet and got the orange suede pumps. I think they'll look great with maroon. ;)

I also bought (and kept!!) the Spanx leather leggings.

I'm currently on the hunt for a dark wash skinny jean. I returned the Paige pair I originally bought - they really weren't dark enough, and the contrast stitching kind of ruined them for me. This Paige pair and this Kut from the Kloth pair are both on their way to me. I also bought a pair of darker Paige high rises that weren't part of the sale as a backup, but I'm hoping those go back. I don't think I want to pay $200 for a pair of jeans. =P~
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby Carrie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:20 am

jennelled wrote:Carrie, I love those Yabba booties! So cute. I have several pairs of the Sarah jeans, too (in white and in a distressed denim), and they're staples in my wardrobe.

I bit the bullet and got the orange suede pumps. I think they'll look great with maroon. ;)

I also bought (and kept!!) the Spanx leather leggings.

I'm currently on the hunt for a dark wash skinny jean. I returned the Paige pair I originally bought - they really weren't dark enough, and the contrast stitching kind of ruined them for me. This Paige pair and this Kut from the Kloth pair are both on their way to me. I also bought a pair of darker Paige high rises that weren't part of the sale as a backup, but I'm hoping those go back. I don't think I want to pay $200 for a pair of jeans. =P~

Do you wear any kind of sock with the booties? The vents/slits are so low! I do have some nude “no-show” socks that I need to try with them.

Did you get the orange pumps yet? I’m intrigued to see how you wear them— I wouldn’t have guessed maroon, but definitely intrigued!!

Also interested to see how you wear the leather leggings...

I ordered those same KFTK jeans and they were all kinds of wrong on me. Baggy in weird places. But the wash was very nice :) Maybe they will fit you well.
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby jennelled » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 am

Carrie wrote:Do you wear any kind of sock with the booties? The vents/slits are so low! I do have some nude “no-show” socks that I need to try with them.

Did you get the orange pumps yet? I’m intrigued to see how you wear them— I wouldn’t have guessed maroon, but definitely intrigued!!

Also interested to see how you wear the leather leggings...

I ordered those same KFTK jeans and they were all kinds of wrong on me. Baggy in weird places. But the wash was very nice :) Maybe they will fit you well.

I don't have those, but a similar pair - I don't wear socks with them. I don't wear socks with pumps, either, so I just figure it's kind of the same thing. :dontknow:

Ugh, they came yesterday and they're too small!! After trying to squeeze my feet into them, I remembered I have another pair by the same brand and had to size up. Whoops. And of course I'm planning to wear with maroon. I wear everything with maroon! :laughing: What colors would YOU do? I should branch out.
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Re: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Postby Carrie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:26 am

I’ll have to try them on sockless and see how they feel.

I could see pairing the pumps with cobalt blue or maybe a sunshine yellow for high contrast. I also think they would be super pretty with netruals— neutral brown, gray, greige, beige, etc. Maybe with a pale lavender? Navy. Olive?

I feel like it would be fun to experiment with!

I hope you get/got the new size and they work out!
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