Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Preview

Well, it’s finally here, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s kind of like Christmas in July. For those of us who love a preview of what’s coming this fall (I’m always giddy to see what’s trending), this is a fun sale.

I have to admit, I was dreading trying on clothes all day, but after I got there and saw all the cute stuff, I started to enjoy it. I did purchase several things, and most of them were staple pieces that I can wear all fall and winter.

So let’s get started! (I did not purchase everything I’m showing you in these photos, the budget won’t allow it.)

First up is this J Crew Coat and I did purchase this. I wanted a colored coat last winter, and I never purchased one. This is a classic style, and I think I will get a ton of wear out of it.

J Crew Coat (I’m wearing a size 2). Sale:$184.90 After Sale:$278.00

One of the trends this fall and winter are these fleece coats. They are so soft and warm! Thread and Supply Fleece Jacket (I’m wearing a small). Sale:$58.90 After Sale:$88.00

Another one with snap buttons by Caslon. Faux Sherling Coat (they only had a large in the store which is what I’m wearing, I would purchase a small.) Sale:$85.90 After Sale:$129.00

A classic coat. It has a hood that is not removable. Halogen Field Jacket (I’m wearing an XS). Sale:$79.90 After Sale:$119.00

A definite trend this fall is the balloon sleeve. They are on coats, cardigans, sweater, and tops.

This Hinge cardigan comes in several different colors; I purchased the black one. Hinge Cardigan (I’m wearing an XS). Sale:$52.90 After Sale:$79.00

This is a classic cardigan, and it also comes in several different colors. Madewell Cardigan (I’m wearing an XS). Sale:$64.90 After Sale:$98.00

This is a great cocoon cardigan that also comes in several different colors. Cocoon Cardigan (I’m wearing a small). Sale:$31.90 After Sale:$49.00

This waffle stitch cardigan I purchased. It’s soft, and I think it will look great this fall with some cute boots. Waffle Stitch Cardigan (I’m wearing an XS). Sale:$45.90 After Sale:$69.00

Free People Cardigan Sale:$98.90 After Sale:$148.00

Topshop open front cardigan. I feel like this is going to be a popular one. I’m wearing a size 4. Sale:$49.90 After Sale:$75.00

If you’re looking for a good skinny jean at a good price, these can’t be beaten. Wit and Wisdom, I’m wearing a size 6. Sale:$44.90 After Sale:$68.00

This is a great time to purchase premium denim. These AG jeans are my favorite pair of jeans. Sale:$149.90 After Sale:$225.00

Love these jeans! I’m wearing a size 28. Sale:$58.90 After Sale:$88.00

This is something you can wear now, in the hot weather,  Chelsea28 Lace Yoke Top. I’m wearing an XS Sale:$45.90 After Sale:$69.00

Rebecca Minkoff Superwoman Delaney Tee. I’m wearing an XS. Sale:$37.90 After Sale:$58.00

Halogen Bell Sleeve Knit Top. I’m wearing an XS, but I purchased a small. Sale:$29.90 After Sale:$49.00

Lace Yoke Pinstripe Blouse from Halogen. I’m wearing an XS. Sale:$49.90 After Sale:$79.00

Trouve Asymmetrical Colorblock Pullover Sweater. I’m wearing an XS. Sale:$45.90 After Sale:$69.00

This pretty balloon sleeve sweater came home with me. I’m wearing an XS. Sale:$31.90 After Sale:$49.00

BP. Mock Neck Colorblock Sweater $31.90 marked down from $49. This cropped sweater is really cute and trendy. BP. Mock Neck Colorblock Sweater (I’m wearing an XS)

This is a nice neutral sweater by Trouve that comes in several colors. It is a longer sweater that covers the rear area. I’m wearing an XS in this picture, but I would purchase a small. Trouve Side Slit Sweater comes in several colors. Sale:$45.90 After Sale:$69.00

Hinge Embroidered Top (I’m wearing an XS) Sale:$45.90 After Sale:$69.00

BP Textured V-Neck (I’m wearing an XS). Sale:$25.90 After Sale:$39.00

If you’re looking for workwear, this Halogen belted skirt is super cute. I’m wearing a size 4. Sale:$58.90 After Sale:$89.00

TROUVÉ Menswear Blazer. I’m wearing a small but would need an XS. Sale:$99.90 After Sale:$149.00

Halogen Tweed Peplum Jacket perfect for work. I’m wearing an XS. Sale:$99.90 After Sale:$149.00

If you’re interested in paying a little more money for a piece of clothing, hands down, I would say purchase one of these Barefoot Dreams Cardigans. They’re SO soft. You can lounge around in them or wear it to run errands. I’m wearing an XS. Sale:$76.90 After Sale:$116.00

Nothing like a cute pair of pajamas to wear under the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan. Short Pajamas in Black. I’m wearing a small. Sale:$35.90 After Sale:$55.00

Remember this cardigan??

They have it again this year for the anniversary sale. It only comes in navy and brown, but it’s a cute cardigan. Sale:$58.90Free After Sale:$89.00.

Tomorrow I’m going to tackle shoes that are on sale!

I’m so honored that you have taken time out of your day to stop by my blog. I’m also on FacebookPinterest, and my favorite one, Instagram.

Beauty For the Heart~~“What you and I might rate as an absolute disaster, God may rate as a pimple-level problem that will pass. He views your life the way you view a movie after you’ve read the book. When something bad happens, you feel the air sucked out of the theater. Everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? You’ve read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. God views your life with the same confidence. He’s not only read your story…he wrote it.” -Max Lucado

Have a blessed day!


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  1. Wow… What a day you must have had no wonder you’re tired. We don’t have a Nordstrom where I am in Canada, but can shop on-line and to my surprise I could do the early access if I had a card so maybe for next year lol… But I certainly have a few things on my radar for the open to public on July 20th.. Why did you decide on the size small in the striped halogen top? Its super cute and I’m interested in purchasing but I’m 5’3 and I see you’ve rolled it under a bit in the front(did you find it long?), so maybe the small petite might be better for me? You’ve given me lots to think about with these great finds, nice to see some of the styles from last year return as well. Thanks for your hard work on this Cyndi….. Also where is the dress you are wearing from ITS SOOOO CUTE!!!! Have a great day and enjoy some down time if you can:)

    PS you looked so good in all you tried on it must be hard to stick to the budget… I think I’d be overwhelmed…Ha!


  2. Enjoyed your sale coverage today, however, the beauty for the heart was exactly what I needed this morning. Going through some physical trials, am in pain this morning and was really feeling down. This was the reminder I needed that God is not only in control but has a plan and will bring me through this. Thank you!

    1. I too will pray for you when I get off of here. I needed the BFTH Cyndi shared this morning too, as I also am having physical issues and just want to be healed but God knows and I try to take his NEW MERCIES, every morning, to heart this morning and I hope God gives you the comfort you need today.

  3. I love everything you’ve styled! I’m always on the look out for new cardigans. I wear them year round because I freeze. I am pretty sure I’m going to get 3 things you’ve styled here.

    Thank you for including what size you wear. It helps me with online ordering because we wear the same size.

    How do you keep your hair looking so great after trying on all those clothes? When I try on clothes, I always look like I’ve been through a wind tunnel!

    I LOVE your Instastories. Have a great day!

  4. I’m ready to splurge on the AG jeans you featured. Did you size up? I’m trying to decide which size to order. Thx!

  5. Such cute things this year! Thanks for the preview. My daughter and I plan to go soon. Keep the updates coming! Thanks!!!

  6. Thanks for the great pieces you shared! I added a couple to my wishlist so we shall see! But I LOVE the pink dress!! Where did you get that?? Thanks for great posts!

    1. Carla my dress is several years old but it’s a Jude Connally. They are pricey BUT they last forever and they will NOT wrinkle. It’s a great dress to take when traveling. My pattern is no longer available but this is the style I’m wearing

  7. Well, I loved EVERY SINGLE THING you styled!! I don’t mind spending a little more once in a while, if the piece is really versatile.
    Long cardigans are going to be a focus for me, I think. I have a gray one I wore constantly last year.
    BFTH really on point for me today…❤️

  8. Everything looks great on you! Would you please give details of the red and white dress you are wearing in the cover photo? It looks like it might be a Jude Connally…of which I am a huge fan. Love the red and white. Keep the Nordie’s suggestions coming!

  9. Love your fashion ideas, but absolutely love and appreciate your Beauty for the heart. I needed this today!!!! Thank you

  10. Cyndi you did a great job with your pictures and the variety and prices you showed us. Thanks for your hard work. Different styles and different price points. Have great day.

  11. I really like some of these looks. Great ideas for fall. I did find it difficult to find your “pin” mark for pinterest. Anyway to make it darker or easier to find on photos like these? I do enjoy all your blog posts. Thanks.

  12. I love everything you styled! My favs are the white fleece coat, the lace tee, and the blue and white pinstrip top. All the jeans were great too! Thanks Cyndi!

  13. Great finds Cyndi. I just love all the cardigans. I think those and shoes are my weakness. I don’t have early access, so probably anything I’d like will be gone. I guess I don’t need anything that bad. 🙂 Love the dress you are wearing in your photo. Could you post the link for that? Thanks for your hard work and the BFTH this AM was just what I needed to hear.

  14. Love that last cardigan! Hoping to grab that one.

    Where is the cute floral dress in the pic of you holding the Nordstrom bags from? 🙂

  15. Great post! Thanks for helping us get ready fir fall!

    I am loving your Jude tunic dress! 2 questions…
    1) How do you think the black/white lattice tunic dress would work with tights/boots in the fall?
    2) What about with a blazer for work?

    Thanks for your time!

  16. Oh these are my favorites!even while enduring 114 temps i can still reminesce about all those dssrewuiring soft cuddly coats and sweaters….

  17. Love your style, sweet Cyndi! Love your blog and Christian lifestyle! You make me smile! I’m a teacher-mom, home break for the summertime. I have 3 youngsters, 7 yr old son and 4 yr old twins (boy and girl). Some days your blog lifts me out of my mom-life struggles. And how I love being a mom! But wow! Some days, just…. Wow! Thank you for what you do! I love looking at and reading your stuff!!!

  18. Oh my goodness! I love almost every single item you picked! Of course, you look darling in anything. Some of us are not so blessed 😉 I want the Barefoot Dreams cardigan in every color! Is that a little overkill? Haha! Thank you for all your hard work. You’re the best!

  19. No shopping for me right now (paying for daughter number 4’s wedding-it’s less than a month and I don’t have a mother of the bride dress yet😳) , but I love your picks. So many are classics that can be worn for years!
    Thanks for the Max Lucado quote. I appreciate your consistent witness for our Saviour! Your hard work and God’s grace have given you a big platform. You are using it well!

  20. I would love to know if you feel the sleeves are “snug” on the Barefoot Dreams cardigan. The reason I ask is because several of the reviews mentioned this. I would love to have one but I really dislike tight fitting sleeves. Would love your honest opinion! Thank you!