2021 NSALE Fitting Room Try-On Haul

2021 NSALE Fitting Room Try-On! I got to head to Nordstrom to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on Wednesday. My mom + Brylee tagged along & we had the best day! I will say- in store selection was limited. Several things I was hoping to check out in person weren’t available. One of the employees I chatted with said most of the Nordstrom brands [Caslon, BP., Halogen, etc.] were extremely delayed in getting to stores. I ended up placing an online order for most of those things I wanted & I’ll be back in a few days with another try-on session to share those!

I DID find some real gems to share with you for this NSALE Fitting Room Try-On! Shirt jackets, straight leg jeans & oversized sweaters are definitely going to be top 2021 trends. I put together 16 outfits below to share! You will see several items restyled a few ways which makes them my favorites! Anything I can instantly create multiple outfits with is an easy YES PILE item for me!

Also, please note. Fitting room lighting sucks. haha I did my best to brighten these so you could best see the items!

 

NSALE Fitting Room Try-On

Free People Sweater: $79.90

Fits oversized! My store only had a large left but I really need a size small. Comes in 4 colors!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: $64.90

A closet staple for me! I’ve had them for years & have worn them dozens of times. I even had the maternity version [also on sale!] last year when I was pregnant. My #1 NSALE recommendation if you don’t already have them. Size up if between sizes!

Steve Madden Chain Booties: $99.90

My favorite booties from the sale! The chain detail makes them different than any style I’ve owned before. Fit is true to size!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

Thread & Supply Plaid Shirt Jacket: $31.90

One of my top 5 NSALE items! This shirt jacket is soft, has pockets & it’s lined! Also comes in a grey plaid, solid camel & solid light blue. I grabbed this tan/black combo because I think it will match SO many things!

Free People Tee: $24.90

A great basic! This is more true to size for the Free People brand. I wore this under tons of cardigan & jackets! Comes in 4 Fall colors.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: $64.90

A closet staple for me! I’ve had them for years & have worn them dozens of times. I even had the maternity version [also on sale!] last year when I was pregnant. My #1 NSALE recommendation if you don’t already have them. Size up if between sizes!

Steve Madden Chain Booties: $99.90

My favorite booties from the sale! The chain detail makes them different than any style I’ve owned before. Fit is true to size!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

Madewell Striped Cardigan: $58.90

A yearly NSALE classic! This years version is a great colorblock combo of neutral colors making it easy to match with lots of things!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $49.90

The MAGIC jeans! These are the best jeans & the only pair I even bothered to bring in the fitting room! There is an elastic waistband on the inside! This means they have the perfect amount of give but don’t actually stretch out. I wore these comfortably until about 23 weeks pregnant & then they were perfect for postpartum too! Can’t recommend any of the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution jeans enough. Tons of washes & styles HERE. Size down if between!

Free People Tee: $24.90

A great basic! This is more true to size for the Free People brand. I wore this under tons of cardigan & jackets! Comes in 4 Fall colors.

Steve Madden Chain Mules: $59.90

Probable the most versatile shoe in the sale! It is great to wear NOW with shorts and LATER with jeans/leggings. There are 5 color options available but I like this one best!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

BDG Urban Outfitters Oversized Flannel Shirt: $35.90

This is SO soft and an even better fit in person! Love this green plaid for Fall. Size down if between!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $49.90

The MAGIC jeans! These are the best jeans & the only pair I even bothered to bring in the fitting room! There is an elastic waistband on the inside! This means they have the perfect amount of give but don’t actually stretch out. I wore these comfortably until about 23 weeks pregnant & then they were perfect for postpartum too! Can’t recommend any of the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution jeans enough. Tons of washes & styles HERE. Size down if between!

Steve Madden Chain Mules: $59.90

Probable the most versatile shoe in the sale! It is great to wear NOW with shorts and LATER with jeans/leggings. There are 5 color options available but I like this one best!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

BDG Urban Outfitters Oversized Flannel Shirt: $35.90

The same shirt as above but in a navy plaid! Again, I love the oversized fit. Styled it here unbuttoned with a graphic tee!

Daydreamer Graphic Tee: $44.90

This brand is known for soft, high quality graphic tees!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $49.90

The MAGIC jeans! These are the best jeans & the only pair I even bothered to bring in the fitting room! There is an elastic waistband on the inside! This means they have the perfect amount of give but don’t actually stretch out. I wore these comfortably until about 23 weeks pregnant & then they were perfect for postpartum too! Can’t recommend any of the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution jeans enough. Tons of washes & styles HERE. Size down if between!

P448 Leopard Platform Sneakers: $199.90

My biggest splurge of the sale! I have wanted Golden Goose for a while now but could never bite the bullet on the $500 price tag. These are very similar but with a slightly less ‘dirty’ look than the GG. And also, about half the price. These are $100 off for the sale! I love this specific style with the hint of leopard!

 

Madewell Ribbed Mock Neck Sweater: $64.90

Love the ribbed texture to this sweater! Soft and comes in 3 colors!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $49.90

The MAGIC jeans! These are the best jeans & the only pair I even bothered to bring in the fitting room! There is an elastic waistband on the inside! This means they have the perfect amount of give but don’t actually stretch out. I wore these comfortably until about 23 weeks pregnant & then they were perfect for postpartum too! Can’t recommend any of the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution jeans enough. Tons of washes & styles HERE. Size down if between!

Steve Madden Chain Booties: $99.90

My favorite booties from the sale! The chain detail makes them different than any style I’ve owned before. Fit is true to size!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

Billabong Graphic Tee: $23.90

Another great graphic tee option! Would be cute with a cardigan, moto jacket or plaid flannel!

BlankNYC Zip Suede Skirt: $54.90

I LOVE this skirt! Another top 5 pick from this sale. You’ll see me style this several ways through this fitting room try-on. Also comes in a grey suede! I recommend sizing up if between because there is no stretch to the suede.

Vince Camuto Knee High Boot: $149.90

The only tall boots I purchased! Love the color but even more so, love the square toe! The front dip at the top of the shaft is very flattering on the leg too!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

BlankNYC Plaid Shirt Jacket: $59.90

I am obsessed with the colors in this shirt jacket! It also has pockets! I couldn’t stop reaching for this to style outfits. Definitely a favorite purchase!

BlankNYC Zip Suede Skirt: $54.90

I LOVE this skirt! Another top 5 pick from this sale. You’ll see me style this several ways through this fitting room try-on. Also comes in a grey suede! I recommend sizing up if between because there is no stretch to the suede.

Free People Tee: $24.90

A great basic! This is more true to size for the Free People brand. I wore this under tons of cardigan & jackets! Comes in 4 Fall colors.

Steve Madden Chain Booties: $99.90

My favorite booties from the sale! The chain detail makes them different than any style I’ve owned before. Fit is true to size!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

BlankNYC Plaid Shirt Jacket: $59.90

I am obsessed with the colors in this shirt jacket! It also has pockets! I couldn’t stop reaching for this to style outfits. Definitely a favorite purchase!

Free People Tee: $24.90

A great basic! This is more true to size for the Free People brand. I wore this under tons of cardigan & jackets! Comes in 4 Fall colors.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $49.90

The MAGIC jeans! These are the best jeans & the only pair I even bothered to bring in the fitting room! There is an elastic waistband on the inside! This means they have the perfect amount of give but don’t actually stretch out. I wore these comfortably until about 23 weeks pregnant & then they were perfect for postpartum too! Can’t recommend any of the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution jeans enough. Tons of washes & styles HERE. Size down if between!

Steve Madden Chain Mules: $59.90

Probable the most versatile shoe in the sale! It is great to wear NOW with shorts and LATER with jeans/leggings. There are 5 color options available but I like this one best!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

BlankNYC Plaid Shirt Jacket: $59.90

I am obsessed with the colors in this shirt jacket! It also has pockets! I couldn’t stop reaching for this to style outfits. Definitely a favorite purchase!

BB Dakota x Steve Madden Textured Dress: $54.90

I stumbled upon this dress and loved it in person! I didn’t even give it a second look online so I’m glad it was in store! The color is Fall perfection. This is a size small [all my store had] but I need a M in it for more length.

Vince Camuto Knee High Boot: $149.90

The only tall boots I purchased! Love the color but even more so, love the square toe! The front dip at the top of the shaft is very flattering on the leg too!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

Free People Sweater: $79.90

Fits oversized! My store only had a large left but I really need a size small. Comes in 4 colors!

BB Dakota x Steve Madden Ottoman Knit Dress: $59.90

Love a maroon dress for Fall! This is a great workwear to casual option. Pair it with a plaid blazer and heels or keep it casual with an oversized sweater and booties!

Steve Madden Chain Booties: $99.90

My favorite booties from the sale! The chain detail makes them different than any style I’ve owned before. Fit is true to size!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

BDG Urban Outfitters Oversized Flannel Shirt: $35.90

This is SO soft and an even better fit in person! Love this green plaid for Fall. Size down if between!

BlankNYC Zip Suede Skirt: $54.90

I LOVE this skirt! Another top 5 pick from this sale. You’ll see me style this several ways through this fitting room try-on. Also comes in a grey suede! I recommend sizing up if between because there is no stretch to the suede.

Steve Madden Chain Mules: $59.90

Probable the most versatile shoe in the sale! It is great to wear NOW with shorts and LATER with jeans/leggings. There are 5 color options available but I like this one best!

Treasure & Bond Felt Hat: $25.90

A great Fall basic! I am a big fan of hats & this one will match tons of outfits.

 

 

Billabong Faux Fur Leopard Jacket: $45.90

SO soft! If you’re a leopard lover like I am, this is a must for cooler weather. Zip front + pockets!

Free People Tee: $24.90

A great basic! This is more true to size for the Free People brand. I wore this under tons of cardigan & jackets! Comes in 4 Fall colors.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $49.90

The MAGIC jeans! These are the best jeans & the only pair I even bothered to bring in the fitting room! There is an elastic waistband on the inside! This means they have the perfect amount of give but don’t actually stretch out. I wore these comfortably until about 23 weeks pregnant & then they were perfect for postpartum too! Can’t recommend any of the Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution jeans enough. Tons of washes & styles HERE. Size down if between!

Steve Madden Chain Mules: $59.90

Probable the most versatile shoe in the sale! It is great to wear NOW with shorts and LATER with jeans/leggings. There are 5 color options available but I like this one best!

 

 

Zella Twist Front Tank: $22.90

This material is a dream! Super soft and love the front twist detail. Comes in 4 colors!

Sweaty Betty All Day High Waisted Leopard Leggings: $49.90

Very surprised by these! Obviously couldn’t pass up the subtle leopard! I’ve never owned anything Sweaty Betty but these have totally turned me onto the brand!

 

Nike Quarter Zip Pullover: $48.90

A great athleisure basic! Comes in cream and gray too.

Zella Joggers: $45.90

SO soft! I’ve owned Zella leggings before but never the joggers. I am blown away at how soft these are! They definitely came home with me!

P448 Leopard Platform Sneakers: $199.90

My biggest splurge of the sale! I have wanted Golden Goose for a while now but could never bite the bullet on the $500 price tag. These are very similar but with a slightly less ‘dirty’ look than the GG. And also, about half the price. These are $100 off for the sale! I love this specific style with the hint of leopard!

 

 

WHEW! That’s a wrap for my first NSALE Fitting Room Try-On! Stay tuned for one from home when my online order comes in! The pieces that came home from the store with me will be included too for even more outfit ideas!

 

See more NSALE blog posts HERE.

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: YOUR NEED TO KNOW INFO!

 

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The time has come once again for my favorite sale of the year! It’s my fav for a few reasons but mostly because it’s unique in that all of the NEW stuff for Fall is on sale! It’s a great time to preview styles for the upcoming season! I hope this blog post serves as your guide to planning to shop the NSALE this year! I will cover all the need to know details below!

 

 

WHEN IS THE NSALE?

This is a tricky question. Short answer: it depends. ha! The whole premise of the sale is that it is a perk for Nordstrom Card holders. Therefore, it is Nordstrom cardholders that get to shop first. And beyond that it is broken down into categories based on how much you spent at Nordstrom in the past year. Icons shop beginning July 12th, Ambassador level shops July 14th and all other cardholders shop starting the 16th. The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale doesn’t open to the public until July 28th. That means cardholders get a BIG head start on shopping!

I COMPLETELY understand this is frustrating for many people who choose not to have a Nordstrom Credit Card. I’m not a big fan of credit cards and this is actually only 1 of 2 that I own. So I’m definitely not a proponent of opening a card just to shop the sale. But the sale was designed to be for cardholders so I’m trying to understand that perspective of why they choose to open it this way.

 

 

WHAT TIME CAN I SHOP THE NSALE?

On the day you’re able to shop, you will have access beginning at midnight PST! Due to the fact that things do sell out quickly, it might be worth a midnight or early morning browse!

 

2020 NSALE PREVIEW

Last year instead of a catalog, Nordstrom opted to do a full sale preview in the week leading up the sale. They are continuing with this model [which I love!] this year. You can get a look at everything included in the sale HERE.

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE NSALE?

In case you’re new to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & don’t understand the hype… it’s so popular because it’s very different from other sales. This sale is when all of the best NEW styles for Fall are released. And they start out ON SALE! At the end of the Anniversary Sale, the items will go back up to their regular price. So basically it’s a great time to stock up on new things for the upcoming season at a discount!

 

STYLED BLONDE / @KELSSLAYT NSALE COVERAGE

I will be updating with blog posts throughout the sale. However!! It is best to follow me on Instagram: @kelsslayt because I will share more there! Expect Instagram posts with Fall outfit inspiration, how to wear the sale items NOW, collages, styled outfits & MORE. In addition, stay tuned to my Instastories! I will be doing frequent try-ons showing multiple ways to wear items, a close up look at the most popular finds, and most importantly!! I will be updating restock info ASAP! It’s no secret the popular things sell out quick. I’m talking within hours sometimes. So I will be glued to those items, looking for restocks and will share them to Instastories immediately!

 

SHOPPING IN STORE VS. ONLINE

If you’ve never shopped the sale in store, it is HECTIC. They have areas roped off that house the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items. Tons of people are there. & Most stores get very limited sizing and color selection. [Ex. a cardigan comes in 5 colors. Most stores may only get 2 0r 3 of the colors.] Add in all things Covid… & Online is definitely the place to be! OR! Even better… Nordstrom has the option for curbside pick up if you live near a store! So you can shop from the comfort of your home and select curbside/in-store pick up for ease & convenience.

 

WHAT I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT

This year there are hundreds of new brands with items included. The two I am most looking forward to are Dyson & Olaplex. I also always explore the home, mens and kids categories. Always a few good finds there! Other things I usually love to see included:

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Fall Hats

Fall Shoes from brands like Steve Madden, Marc Fisher, Sam Edelman & more

Tory Burch & Clare V bags

BlankNYC Moto Jackets

Barefoot Dreams blankets

Fall Cardigans

 

 

If you want to get an idea of what to expect for the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you can see my big try-on session from last year here. Or browse through THESE posts to see everything I’ve shared covering this sale for the last EIGHT years!!

Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping, friends!! xo