#NSALE Fitting Room Try-On Session

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going strong! Sharing my #NSALE Fitting Room Try-On Session now! So far, the first two tiers of Nordstrom card holders are able to shop! The next round opens up Monday. Get more information on dates you can shop HERE. I was able to shop this past Friday and headed to my local Nordstrom at the Fashion Valley Mall. Things are obviously a LOT different this year. With the in-store restrictions and policies, I decided to skip the huge, styled try-on session I usually do in store. Instead, I opted to try-on a few select items I had my eye on & wanted to check sizing on AND items I skipped online but ended up loving in person. So needless to say, these outfits aren’t necessarily the way I would style them to wear, but wanted to share anyways! Stay tuned to my Instastories because I will be sharing more 2020 #NSALE outfit inspo soon!


Also, I did order 1 pair of jeans online but ended up loving the Walmart jeans I wore in store better than any others I tried. So below you’ll see all outfits paired with THESE $17 jeans!!


#NSALE Fitting Room Try-On Session: 9 Looks


Caslon Striped Cardigan: Small  // $39.90

Love this color combo! It was also way softer than I imagined it would be! Highly recommend.

Free People Tunic: Medium  //  $34.90

This runs big! It is very long… great to wear with leggings! You can definitely size down though!

BP. Cognac Mules: TTS  //  $44.90

Love the color & style of these! They match a ton!


Caslon Pintuck Lace Detail Top: Medium  //  $24.90

Obsessed with this top! The material was WAY better in person than I thought after seeing it online! Such a good top for the price!

Halogen Leopard Trim Wool Panama Hat  //  $38.90

Of course I couldn’t pass up the pop of leopard! I wear hats a lot in the Fall/Winter so this is a great buy!

BP. Cognac Mules: TTS  //  $44.90

Love the color & style of these! They match a ton!


Caslon Leopard Tee: Medium  //  $12.90

Such a good tee for such a LOW price! Love the color combo in this leopard print too. Great for layering!

Thread & Supply Cardigan Coat: Small  //  $44.90

So soft & cozy! One of the best under $50 finds! Runs big, definitely size down!

BP. Cognac Mules: TTS  //  $44.90

Love the color & style of these! They match a ton!


Cottom Emporium Textured Cardigan: Small  // $31.90

Another thing I loved in person that I had skimmed over online! Will also be cute buttoned up and worn as a top!

Topshop Square Neck Ribbed Bodysuit: Medium  //  $15.90

Such a great layering bodysuit for the price! Has some stretch + I love the neckline! Also comes in black.

BlankNYC Faux Suede Skirt: TTS  //  $48.90

One of the first things I grabbed! Love the color and the slit on the side is so fun. Pair with tall boots to show a little less leg!

Steve Madden Side Slit Booties: TTS  //  $89.90

These come in several colors but this grey-ish brown/taupe hue is a great neutral for Fall & Winter.

BP. Leopard Dress: Medium  //  $31.90

Can’t love this enough! So flowy and comfortable! Wear on its own, pair with a jean jacket or jazz it up with a faux leather jacket! I sized up for a little extra length!

BP. Cognac Mules: TTS  //  $44.90

Love the color & style of these! They match a ton!


Thread & Supply Wubby Colorbock Sherpa: Medium  //  $45.90

Love the neutral colors + pop of leopard! It has a soft sweatshirt material on the inside and is slightly longer than last years version!


Madewell Kent Colorblock Cardigan: Small  //  $59.90

Ok, you have to see the back of this! So soft and I am loving the colors!

Steve Madden Chain Mules in Leopard: Runs Small  //  $49.90

Maybe my favorite #NSALE shoes! I ordered the white and tan too. Opps! Definitely size up a half size! These will be a closet staple!


Free People Henley Tunic: Small  //  $44.90

They bring back a slightly updated version of this top every year! I LOVE it. So comfy & easy to wear. Lots of good color options!

KUT from the Kloth Leopard Jeans: Runs Big  // $58.90

Loved these! They’re a darker leopard print so a bit more subtle. Great to pair with a solid white or black top!

BP. Cognac Mules: TTS  //  $44.90

Love the color & style of these! They match a ton!


Zella Cozy Wrap Jacket: Small  //  $58.90

Such a fun find! It’s soft and I love the wrap style!

Nike Logo Tee: Small  //  $29.90

This definitely runs oversized! But I love the pink color!

BP. Lounge Shorts: Medium  //  $15.90

Such an affordable, comfy find! These also come in other colors and fun prints!


Marc Fisher Booties: TTS  // $99.90

The perfect Fall bootie! The quality is amazing and I love the neutral color options. I am a big fan of the slightly taller shaft on these too!


Tory Burch bags are always a #NSALE favorite! This striped crossbody is on sale for UNDER $150.


I’ve actually owned these Tory Burch logo stud earrings for about 4+ years. I wear them all the time! & I’ve never found them on sale for under $50!


These Steve Madden chain mules are going to be one of the most popular #NSALE items! The color options are phenomenal. They’re just a great, closet staple that will match so many outfits.


This Tory Burch necklace is a great gift idea! An easy to wear, everyday favorite! On sale for $88.90!


The ever popular Vince Camuto bootie! This was last year’s #1 seller. It is slightly updated this year with a stretchy band on the side! This makes them easier to put on + makes them sock friendly. On sale for $99.90!


More #NSALE Favorites:


Whew! That was a big roundup! I hope you enjoyed this #NSALE Fitting Room Try-On Session! I will have more outfits and try-ons coming as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale continues to open up to more shoppers! Happy shopping, friends! xo

Top 10 #NSALE Favorites

The TOP 10 #NSALE Favorites

Shop the most popular Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items here:


ONE //  Wool Panama Hat: $39

Hats were one of the most popular & fastest selling items from the 2019 #NSALE! I think this cute, affordable option will be a hit this year. So great to throw on with any Fall outfit to add the ‘extra’ level!


TWO //  Barefoot Dreams Cardigan: $89

I predict this will be the top seller for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Everyone loves the Barefoot Dreams blanket so much, they made a cardigan version of it! I can’t WAIT to get this! It comes in a few color options and I want them all. This will sell out quickly for sure!


THREE //  Free People Top: $45

Free People always has tons of great stuff in the #NSALE but there’s always the one top that is most popular! This henley will be it! It comes in 4 great colors and is such a fun, flattering fit. Front tuck it with jeans, wear with leggings, etc. I can’t wait to get this for myself!


FOUR  //  Barefoot Dreams Blanket: $120

All I can say is… WORTH. THE. SPLURGE. I thought everyone was crazy for spending this much on a blanket! But our family is constantly fighting over the one we have. It’s the softest thing ever! Plus, I obviously love the leopard print. This year THE blanket comes in new color options too!


FIVE //  Tory Burch Crossbody: $300

The Tory Burch items are always a hit! I think this cognac crossbody bag [also comes in black!] will be this year’s favorite! The size is perfect to wear everyday. Plus, the color will match all the Fall outfits!


SIX //  Steve Madden Chain Mule: $50

There is always one ‘it’ flat of the sale & I think this will be the one for 2020! It not only comes in this leopard but also a stunning tan, black and even white! It’s simple but has the fun chain detail too!


SEVEN //  Kendra Scott Necklace: $38

Everyone loves Kendra Scott jewelry & the #NSALE is the perfect time to scoop up a new style on sale! There are lots of great options in this year’s sale but this necklace is my favorite + will be perfect for layering!


EIGHT  //  Striped Cardigan: $40

Cardigans are a popular category for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! There’s always so many great options but this striped version will be a favorite! The color combo is great for Fall, it’s a flattering fit and the price is perfect!


NINE  //  Vince Camuto Booties: $100

This is a slightly updated version of the 2019 style that everyone loved! I’m not kidding when I say it was the #1 top seller of the entire #NSALE for everyone. & For good reason! It’s comfortable, matches everything, and is such a cute style!


TEN  //  Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans: $50

I think these jeans are the most underrated item of the sale! Y’all… they have an elastic waistband INSIDE the jeans! They are crazy comfortable, stay put all day, and come in tons of styles. At under $50, you seriously can’t beat it. I skip all the pricey designer denim and pick up a few of these! They’re always part of my #NSALE Favorites!




2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Information: Your Guide to Shopping the #NSALE!

Welcome to your 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Information + Guide to Shopping! With all of the chaos going on in the world, I have been looking forward to this sale for months! It’s always one of my favorite times of year… but definitely even more so this year! The #NSALE looks a little different for 2020. [I’ll explain below!] In this shopping guide I’ll be outlining the details on shopping dates, the preview, my favorites & what to expect for sale coverage here on Styled Blonde!



2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blog Posts:

1. Information + Shopping Guide


WHEN is the 2020 #NSALE?

Here is the biggest change! In years past, Nordstrom cardholders got to shop about two weeks before everyone else did during Public Access. However, this year they are breaking down shopping dates by the category of Nordstrom card you have! This is purely based on spend level! There are 4 tiers and it’s based on how much you’ve spent on your Nordstrom card AT NORDSTROM in the past year.

ICON: August 4th

ABASSADOR: August 7th

INFLUENCER: August 10th

INSIDER: August 13th

As you can see, there is a large gap between when various levels shop. This is a big change from previous years. I will personally be able to start shopping August 7th. But I’ll still be sharing favorite finds on the 4th! If you’re a cardholder, find out what level you are HERE.



What TIME can I start Shopping?

When your level gets access to shop, it begins at 8:30am CST/6:30am PST.


2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview:

Unlike prior years, there was no catalog mailed out this year. BUT! They did release a preview of ALL sale items on July 24th. This gives everyone a chance to scope out everything included and put together their wishlist! See everything HERE!


What 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. The 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 & 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 & wearing a mask… 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.



I’ve already browsed allllllll the pages of the #NSALE. Multiple times. ha! I’ve saved all of my favorites & shared it so you can see too! On my blog, at the top, in the center you will see a title in the toolbar named Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you hover over that, you will see a drop down menu of each category of the #NSALE. Select whichever you want to see & all of my favorites are there! This makes it super easy to view AND shop!! Save that page for when the sale goes live to easily access the things that are sure to sell out quick!