The Friday Five | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition

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Heyyy there! Happy Friday! Gosh … it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Five, huh? I know so many of y’all love these so I do apologize. I’ve mentioned before that they take a little bit of time to put together, and since I’ve been doing a lot of lengthy travel posts over the last couple of months that I’ve wanted to have as a resource on the blog, I just didn’t feel like I had the bandwidth to get them to y’all consistently. I’m hoping that I can treat y’all to them a little more often throughout the next few months, starting with this one that will a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale coverage.

Don’t worry.

My blog post content for the next week won’t be ALL Nordstrom Sale focused posts but, since it just started and I know there are a lot of you looking to make the best purchase decisions, I thought this would be a good way to help y’all out and consolidate the number of posts I DO actually do.

So here we go …


LEATHER HOBO BAG: During my first look through the handbag options available in Early Access, I was like ‘wait, where are the rest?’. There weren’t many that caught my eye. Sure, the Tory Burch cross body is cute but they had that same bag last year. We’re looking for something new, Nordstrom! Wow us! 😉 It wasn’t until I got to my local store that I saw and was impressed by this hobo bag by Frye. I’ll share more on Instagram Stories later today to give y’all a better peak into it. I like that it has two wear options, so it’s essentially two handbags in one. You can wear it as a satchel with the short handle or the cross body strap as a cross body. The actually purse part is a really good medium size with lots of room for your typical purse contents. Frye also values quality and it’s actually made out of real leather. So, all in all, I was really excited to see it was included in the sale.

Savings: $143

GREAT BASIC CARDIGANThis is likely my favorite cardigan available this year! I love the lighter colors they are offering this year. Every Fall I feel like we are prisoner to only buying things in either black, gray, beige, tan, dark purple, burgundy and green and no other light colors so it’s nice to see so much dusty pink this year in the color options! Anyway, I reviewed this one during my dressing room try-on haul so be sure to check that out! 🙂

Savings: $25

WOOL WRAP COAT: Okay … every Winter I come across this coat and my size is NEVER in stock. I ALWAYS forget to look for it early enough!! So, yesterday, I was digging through outerwear and thought to look and just see if it happened to be included … and SURE ENOUGH!!! It is!! I’m SO excited to get it in the mail today! I cannot even wait to try it on and see if I’ve found a winner to wear this Winter. Outerwear is extremely difficult for me and I typically buy my coats from J.Crew because they’re the only retailer that gives enough size variety while also upholding their quality standard. So, stay tuned for that review! I think it’s such a gorgeous coat and would be flattering on any woman and the savings are STELLAR. Look at the difference!

Savings: $190

FLEECE VEST: These vests are always one of my favorite things to wear in the Fall and Winter months. I ordered the blue and white color options here. I’m excited to get them in today and just verify they fit the same as they used to, which is historically true to size. I will update you on that in Instagram Stories later, as well. They’re always SO soft and such a cute addition to a basic stripe turtleneck or plaid button-up top when it’s crisp and cool outside. Although I wouldn’t say the savings are exponential, I would recommend taking advantage because I know $100 is a hefty price for a vest when you’re really in need later in the year, you know?

Savings: $25

CURLING IRONSo, I purchased this gem online and I cannot wait to use it and compare it to the others that I have used in the past. I’m thinking about sharing my thoughts on it through a Facebook live and will show you how I curl my hair with a curling iron. What do you think?

Savings: $83


BLANKET SCARF: As cliché as I feel suggesting you buy a blanket scarf after 4 years of blogging about how great blanket scarves are, here I am again … this is a great one. Quick … let’s move on!

Savings: $13

ATHLEISURE CROP PANT: I bought this pair in pink and this fun pair! I always size down to an XXS so go one size down from your normal! They’re so comfortable!

Savings: $19

CREWNECK SWEATSHIRTThis is my first Adidas sweatshirt and I’m actually wearing it right now. It fits true to size and isn’t that super soft, thick sweatshirt material. It’s a little thinner but I don’t see it as a negative. I find it to be very comfortable.

Savings: $15

MOTO LEGGINGSOkay, I tried these on yesterday in the dressing room and showed y’all how cute they are on! I love the length. I’m 5’3 and most jeans, leggings and pants are so long on me. I either have to cuff them or have them tapered a little bit. These literally stop just above my ankles. Short girls rejoice!!! I also just feel really sleek and sassy in them with the moto detail and the legging material doesn’t feel cheap and thing! Can’t recommend enough!

Savings: $13

SEAMLESS BANDEAUI haven’t purchased one of these personally so I can’t speak to how they fit but I just found it and am thinking of trying them. I wanted to wear THIS top last week that was beautiful and white but a little thin and you could see my strapless bra lines so obviously, so I’m in need of something to wear under it. I think this may work.

Savings: $8


SKINNY JEANS: Okay, I haven’t tried these on but if high-waisted denim is your jam, I think you would like these. Paige Denim always has the softest jeans and I’m always impressed by their fit. I ordered these in a 23 and a 24 just to see the size different. I tried on 24’s [my normal size; only sharing for reference because I get questions after when I don’t share] in two pairs of Paige Denim included in the sale [these and these] and they fit great. I’m personally just curious what it’d be like if I went one size down. Stay tuned but I really like these.

Savings: $89

PULLOVER SWEATERThis sweater caught my attention when I was looking through more of the sale items today. It’s super cute! I know that sounds very generic but hey … just being honest 🙂 I am getting the Rose color in an XS and Small just to see if I like it a little more oversized or if the XS is already oversized enough without being too much. Stay tuned! I’ll get it on Monday!

Savings: $33

RELAXED FIT JEANSAs mentioned in yesterday’s Instagram Stories, I am obsessed with these jeans. They run true to size and are such a comfortable throw on for errands or getting stuff done around the house! I personally also think they look great with a basic white tee and heels for an easy night out with girlfriends look.

Savings: $34

SWING BACK COATI get this in the mail today and I cannot wait! It comes in multiple size options, regular and petite. I went with Petite XS. I’ll review it later for you guys on IG stories!

Savings: $49

SLIDE LOAFERSI reviewed the plain version of these in yesterday’s Instagram Stories, as well. I love the slide loafer trend that is going to be big for Fall. Last year, while I was in London, it was definitely big over there already so I knew it was coming for us soon 🙂 I got the black version and leopard version. The savings are really good, as well, on these!

SALE PRICE: $59.90  | ORIGINAL PRICE: $89.95
Savings: $30


GREAT BASIC TEE: I can’t help but laugh … this one is already started to sell out in a few sizes in the basic cream and black stripe. I’d definitely grab it in white and black, as well. Act fast, ladies! It runs true to size. It’s not THE BEST quality, in my opinion, but the fit isn’t terrible so I still bought it.

FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGSThey have had these included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for a couple of years now and every year they sell out! This year will be no different! Size UP. They do run a bit small.

RAW HEM SKINNY JEANSThese are such a good deal and I think it’ll take a little bit of time but I DO think that when more and more people become aware of how much of a discount there is on this pair of jeans, they WILL sell out. I purchased them yesterday. They run true to size and ARE a great length for petite girls.

TORY BURCH CROSSBODYNo need to say more. Girls love their Tory handbags. I’m starting to think they’re overdone. Anyone else?

NARS CHEEK PALETTEI always look forward to the NARS cheek palette every year! They always nail it!! Can’t wait to use this one today and see if I like this one. If I do, then it’ll be 3 out of 3 for the 3 years I’ve covered the sale!


OVER THE KNEE BOOTSI ordered these because, typically, Stuart Weitzman boots are great for gals for have slender calves. I’m constantly struggling to find boots that don’t overwhelm my legs and these have been the best brand, although they’re pretty pricey. THESE boots are $300 off!! That’s such a great price for over-the-knee suede boots! I’ll be getting these in the mail today so I’ll be sure to give y’all a heads up on my thoughts when I get them! 🙂

Savings: $298

CASHMERE PONCHOCashmere is always so expensive, and almost all cashmere is marked down from $150 to $100, which is why I typically stock up on cashmere pieces during this sale. I know I live in Florida but I love to travel during the Fall and Winter, which is when I use them the most. When I lived in London last year, I wore the pieces I purchased from last years sale SO MUCH and, whenever I would, I would have readers ask where they were from. I always felt so bad that they were no longer available so I can’t encourage you enough to take advantage of the savings now if you thin you may need or want to wear cashmere during the Fall and Winter this year.

Savings: $49

EYE & CHEEK PALETTEI’m sorry … you’re saying I get a huge eye palette and cheek palette from Bobbi Brown for only $100?? That’s such a good deal! I can’t wait to try this out today!

SALE PRICE: $98  | ORIGINAL PRICE: $365 value
Savings: $30

LEATHER TOTEThis Tory Burch tote is also a good deal! Almost $200 off and the quality seems to be what it normally is on totes like this! I love the pebbled leather. It’s so soft!

Savings: $178

NEULASH LASH SERUM: I talked about this product a lot last year. It’s what I apply to my eyelashes to make them grow fuller naturally, instead of getting eyelash extensions. It works really really well and, since ONE little tube is $150, I always take advantage of the duo pack during the Nordstrom Sale because you’re essentially getting the travel tube, which is normally $95, size for free! Great deal!

Savings: $95

And there you go! I hope this was a fun reintroduction to the Friday Five for y’all and have enjoyed shopping the sale so far! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in yesterday’s post HERE! Have a great day, lovelies! xo.




  1. Marianne wrote:

    Such a good round-up! Visiting your blog for the first time after I found your Instagram try on session SO helpful yesterday. Love how honest and genuine you are!!

    xo – Marianne

    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  2. Sp wrote:

    Love Friday five! So happy to see This post 🙂

    Do you feel like Tory Burch bags designed for this sale always seem a little …. off? They kind of look like they’re designed for outlets or like they’re even fake. They’re still cute! I just wonder if I’m the only one that feels this way.

    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  3. LoganLoganL wrote:

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I briefly met you in the dressing rooms at Nordstrom yesterday! Girl, you are a rockstar! Such an inspiration! I am excited to follow along and check out your Nordstrom picks!


    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  4. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    It’s a wonderful sale! Love ❤️ this sale! 🙂

    ????LA BIJOUX BELLA ????| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  5. Audrey Brames wrote:

    In your IG stories you tried on a cashmere cardigan…I think it was a blush color. It was around $100 I think but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere! Any help?

    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  6. Holli wrote:

    All great picks! I ordered so many jeans to try and was so close to ordering these 7fams after your try-on session! Thinking I may wait til my haul comes in on Monday to see what fits…although 10x points does end tonight! 😉
    And, yes, I’m so with you on the TB bags! Ahh!

    Published 7.14.17 · Reply
  7. Michael @ Mile in My Glasses wrote:

    I love your picks! Especially that pink trench coat, it looks beautiful!

    I hope you have a lovely Saturday,

    Published 7.15.17 · Reply
  8. Caitlin wrote:

    Loving all of your picks babe! And thank you for sharing your try-on session, it was so helpful! I’ve got my eye on the cardigan you purchased, it’s so perfect for fall!

    Published 7.16.17 · Reply
  9. Emily M wrote:

    Love these pics! Looking forward to more try ons once you get your online order!

    Published 7.17.17 · Reply
  10. Gina wrote:

    I cannot decide between the cashmere poncho with or without the turtleneck!

    Published 7.18.17 · Reply
    • AlysonHaley wrote:

      I would do WITH, personally!

      Published 7.18.17 ·