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July 21, 2015

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale: Ladies’ Top 20 Picks

Everyone likes a good sale, and Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale can be a deal-hunters dream. As we talked about in this week’s Clothes & Conversation , we want to make sure you’re getting the best of the best – finding true quality pieces at prices that are amazing deals. We hope our experience (after all, we did used to stock our own shelves with both full-price and sale products for years when we had retail stores) can help you get some finds you’ll love for the upcoming season. If something catches your eye, click through the “Shop It” button to get your size before it’s gone. The sale ends August 2nd.
Let us know what you think in the comments below and on social media. We’d love to hear about your favorite finds. Remember, whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/o/niczoe-reversible-belted-jacket-nydj-marilyn-straight-leg-jeans/4115229
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1. Knit jackets are such versatile pieces in our wardrobes – and something Nic+Zoe does beautifully. They can take on a work-ready look with trousers and a more casual vibe with jeans. This one is exceptionally versatile because it’s reversible. The printed side features grey, black, and a pop of rich burgundy, while the solid side is a deep heathered navy that reveals the print along the lapel, giving you tons of pairing options – charcoal, black, and dark denim all look great. And you can just layer a simple tank underneath – the one in the picture is also part of the Anniversary Sale and can be purchased through the ‘shop it’ button, too, by scrolling down the page. In XS-XL, Regular and Petite, the modern fit is easy…and easily flattering with its wide belt that shows off your waist and keeps the relaxed silhouette from looking oversized.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/taylor-dresses-print-jersey-scuba-faux-wrap-dress-regular-petite/4004473 Taylor Dresses - Print Jersey & Scuba Faux Wrap Dress
Taylor Dresses - Print Jersey & Scuba Faux Wrap Dress
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Taylor Dresses - Print Jersey & Scuba Faux Wrap Dress
Print Jersey & Scuba Faux Wrap Dress
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2. We looked through a lot of the wrap dresses offered in the Anniversary Sale and this one came out on top. The fabric is a lot more substantial than some of the other offerings, and the rich colors are simply beautiful. We’re showing you how you can start wearing it now, with bare legs, but click through the ‘shop it’ button to check out the alternate image to see how great it looks with black tights once the weather cools down. Taylor Dresses always offers pretty, modern fits and designs at a great price – during this sale, the price is unbeatable.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/joie-narrie-silk-shell/3927171 Joie - Narrie Silk Shell
Joie - Narrie Silk Shell
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3. Joie is a Mark Shale favorite – it was when we had retail stores, and the love carries over to today. The modern and easy fit of their tops pairs so well with their high quality fabrics and designs. This shell is perfect to transition from work to dinner. Its pleat detail and split neck makes it a great layer to create some interest under a blazer or cardigan, while it’s sleeveless styling ensures you won’t have to worry about the sleeve bunching up underneath. A layered necklace gives the neckline an updated feel that fills up the neckline, though a dainty pendant is just as pretty with it. Of course, on its own, you have a sophisticated and feminine blouse that dresses up jeans and holds up to a sexy skirt for a night out.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-sleeveless-print-top/3994604 Vince - Sleeveless Print Top
Vince - Sleeveless Print Top
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4. Another favorite brand, Vince, also offers that same aesthetic we just mentioned in the #3 blouse pick from Joie – a timeless look, a modern and easy fit, and wonderful quality. These are brands that work for all ages and dress up and down with ease. And that makes them winners in our book. The print of this Vince blouse is simply stunning. The longer hem in the back is great for those of us who like to cover our behinds, and still creates a polished look since the front hem isn’t as long. It even looks great untucked when you add a black blazer or sweater over it – let the shirttail hems poke out from underneath – it’s very fresh looking and every bit as sophisticated. A piece that you’ll start wearing now and all through the Fall/Winter.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/theory-ibby-wool-blend-pants/4003130 Theory - Ibby Wool Blend Pants
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5. We are all for stocking up on staples during the Anniversary Sale, and these black Theory pants are a great find to update your basic black pants. The wool is lightweight with a hint of stretch, so they are soft and seasonless. The ankle length is offset by an updated, slightly higher rise that elongates your legs and hits just below your belly button to help keep that dreaded muffin top at bay. Theory’s contemporary fit creates a sleek and slim silhouette with a tab-closure and menswear-inspired pocket details that are so work-right with any button down or fitted sweater. We love the look of a loafer or oxford, as shown, to complete that borrowed-from-the-boys look. But a pair of heels look beautifully feminine with the modern pant length – don’t be afraid to wear thin socks or tights with this length come Fall.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eliza-j-crepe-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite/4125518 Eliza J - Crepe Fit & Flare Dress
Eliza J - Crepe Fit & Flare Dress
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6. Oh ladies, this Little Black Dress is too good to pass up. In 2-16 and Petites, the crepe stretch material has a beautiful weight to it so it doesn’t cling in those awkward ways thinner fabrics can sometimes do. And the fit-and-flare dress shape is ridiculously flattering and sophisticated, with a cap sleeve that solidifies this pick as a true winner. The seaming accentuates your waist and provides just the right flare to balance and conceal any little belly or hip bumps we’d like to ignore. With heels and some statement jewelry, it dresses up; with knee-high boots and even a long cardigan, you create a more casual feel. Either way, the sale price is even more of a bargain once you calculate how many times you’ll wear it.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/lafayette-148-new-york-punto-milano-drape-neck-dress/4025999 Lafayette 148 New York - Punto Milano Drape Neck Dress
Lafayette 148 New York - Punto Milano Drape Neck Dress
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Lafayette 148 New York - Punto Milano Drape Neck Dress
Punto Milano Drape Neck Dress
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7. This luxuriously soft dress has all the quality you’d expect from Lafayette 148 New York – with a lovely Anniversary Sale price. When you are looking for ways to take your work or dinner looks to a sophisticated new level, in an easy modern fit, look no further than Lafayette. If you shopped with us in our stores, than you know it’s a brand we’ve believed in for years. This dress has a simple look, but with all the subtle details of a true designer piece. The drape neckline and ¾ sleeve flatters all bust lines. The faux wrap skirt compliments the asymmetrical waist seam for details that slim the waist and hips. They are both subtle enough though, that you can even add a wide belt to further accentuate your waist and balance your hips. The rich heathered nickel grey color looks beautiful with black or any shade of taupe or brown, so you can pair your favorite dressy heels or sleek boots with this dress for an uptown or downtown feel.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/1-state-tie-neck-sweater-nordstrom-exclusive/4023835 1.State - Tie Neck Sweater
1.State - Tie Neck Sweater
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8. Tops with bow detail are stylishly modern, especially for Fall’s continued ‘70’s inspirations. And this rich green is just gorgeous - the picture doesn't do it justice. The fabric is soft and lightweight, so it can be worn on its own as a sweater or layered under a blazer. Play into the feminine feel by pairing it with your favorite pencil skirt or work trousers for an instantly polished and updated look. It will also dress up a pair of flared jeans when you add a great pair of heels or wedges come Fall. While you can create a low bow with the neck ties for a real fashion look, we like the easy look shown – a simple loop at the natural neckline of the sweater.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nydj-ski-zip-pocket-ponte-knit-pants-regular-petite/3736601 NYDJ - Ski Zip Pocket Ponte Knit Pants
NYDJ - Ski Zip Pocket Ponte Knit Pants
9. NYDJ has become a favorite for our ladies looking for an easier, modern fit. And why not? With NYDJ’s iconic lift-tuck® technology, their styles help you comfortably flatten your belly and perk you up from behind. These ponte pants come in a few neutral colors (all through the ‘shop it’ button) but the black version is our top pick for a wardrobe staple at a great price. 0-16, Regular and Petite, the sleek zip pockets ensure you can layer longer tunics and sweaters over them, as easily as you can tuck in a blouse. The slim legs look great with heels or flats – you’ll even love them with boots in the cooler weather.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/equipment-kenton-cotton-shirt/4083067 Equipment - Kenton Cotton Shirt
Equipment - Kenton Cotton Shirt
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Kenton Cotton Shirt
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10. Equipment is known for their button downs – that’s the focus of the line and they’ve got the modern fit down. They’re not too oversized but loose and office appropriate. A staple like this, with all the quality of its usually full price, feels like a real coup. The timeless blue cotton looks great with your favorite broken-in jeans for any casual day. And of course, the great menswear feel, when paired with a simple pencil skirt or trousers, is ideal for a day at the office.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/lafayette-148-new-york-menswear-trousers-regular-petite/4106531 Lafayette 148 New York - Menswear Trousers
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11. Two words: Stock Up. Lafayette 148 New York’s best selling silhouette (called the Menswear Trousers) isn’t often on sale – especially in all the basic colors that are part of the Anniversary Sale. The soft wool has a bit of stretch for comfort, but in Lafayette’s typical modern fit that has an easier feel, with a moderate rise and timeless straight leg. They are sophisticated and polished-looking, ideal for even the most conservative of offices. Note: These pants come with an unfinished hem. But the beauty of shopping Nordstrom’s site is that you can still take them to any local Nordstrom store and have them hemmed to perfection for free. And you can do it whenever you have time.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tory-burch-floral-print-long-sleeve-shift-dress/3999562 Tory Burch - Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress
Tory Burch - Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress
12. Florals on darker grounds are on trend for Fall, and really, a timeless floral always looks good. The jersey fabric is weighter & more substantial than this picture may depict – it’s exactly the high quality we expect from Tory Burch, in the same modern fit that isn’t too relaxed or youthful…just right. This dress is really cute with a skinny belt – a tip we recommend if you are curvier or have a large chest. And of course, it can be worn loose (as shown), since it’s not too oversized. As the weather cools down, add a longer cardigan (like the 1st button up one in this list or the open one that’s next), with tights and boots. But it’s also great with bare legs and cute flats until we get to those days. The length is closer to the knee for most ladies, and the easy body-skimming silhouette makes almost any length look good so tailoring won’t be necessary for most.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/autumn-cashmere-open-cardigan/4025308 Autumn Cashmere - Open Cardigan
Autumn Cashmere - Open Cardigan
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13. Can a sweater be yummy? If so, this one from Autumn Cashmere is. The cashmere adds just the right soft finish to the fabric that is plush and 100% cozy. The contemporary fit is relaxed, and the subtle details – cable-knitting along the collar, ribbing on the sleeves – are perfect with the pale grey color, stepping this sweater up from any basic. When you imagine yourself curled up by a fire somewhere with a glass of wine and a good book, this is the sweater you should see yourself wearing. Whether you pair it with jeans and a tee, or belted over slim trousers or leggings, it’s going to give you a reason to be excited about the end of Summer. Note: This will give off a little fuzz at first - it's that plush and soft - so avoid pairing it with all black on your first wear and go with a simple white tee and jeans.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-skinny-rib-turtleneck/3983347 Vince - Skinny Rib Turtleneck
Vince - Skinny Rib Turtleneck
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Skinny Rib Turtleneck
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14. Turtlenecks are reemerging as a staple in our wardrobes for the cooler weather, and this one from Vince is one of our favorites – not only for the Anniversary Sale price. The width of the ribbed knitting design isn’t too thin, so it doesn’t create that weird stretched out look if you have a larger chest. The fabric has a touch of cashmere that gives it a rich feel and steps it up from a basic knit. It is supersoft and lightweight, but not at all sheer. This turtleneck is the perfect balance of a layering piece and a sweater, meant to be worn under a blazer or on its own with its long and lean silhouette. We are featuring the deep navy (called Coastal through the ‘shop it’ button), and it comes in grey too. They are both beautifully sophisticated options with black, camel, or grey – and of course, denim. Unlike most Vince pieces, this has a more contemporary fit, so you won’t need to size down.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/paige-denim-hoxton-ultra-skinny-jeans-takara-nordstrom-exclusive/4026427 Paige Denim - Hoxton Ultra Skinny Jeans
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15. While flare jeans are certainly making a big comeback, our staple skinnies aren’t going anywhere. They do look more updated with a bit of a higher rise than skinnies of seasons past and Paige Denim has one of our favorite contemporary versions. They hit just at the belly button, so they aren’t too high of a rise – just enough to help eliminate muffin top and create the look of long legs (whether that's your reality or not). The denim wash that is available in the Anniversary Sale is dark, with just the slightest of fading, so its incredibly slimming and polished looking – making them easy to dress up for dinner with heels or add a blazer for a work-friendly look. They are available in sizes 23-34, and the very soft denim has really nice stretch and give to it, so the contemporary fit looks great on most figure types. The length works on petite ladies too, so tailoring probably won’t be necessary for most.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sandra-plaid-double-face-cotton-shirt/4021683 Sandra - Plaid Double Face Cotton Shirt
Sandra - Plaid Double Face Cotton Shirt
16. Plaid shirts have become a wardrobe staple, and the great price of this contemporary one, with a casually relaxed fit, makes it an easy one to say, “yes” to. This Sandra style comes in several color combinations, including the featured navy/deep red that is so versatile. Wear any of the colors now with white jeans or jeans shorts. Then pair it with your favorite dark or distressed denim come Fall. The double-faced fabric makes the casual rolling-up of your sleeve a little style moment, revealing a stylish coordinating fabric. (You can leave the sleeve unrolled, too, the tab will just be concealed.)
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cj-by-cookie-johnson-faith-stretch-straight-leg-jeans-foreigner-online-only/4012252 CJ by Cookie Johnson - Faith Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
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Faith Stretch Straight Leg Jeans
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17. CJ by Cookie Johnson is known for creating jeans meant to flatter curvy figures, with a modern fit that will make you love your jeans – as proven by the wide size range of 24 (size 0) to 38 (size 18). The timeless silhouette has a rise that sits just below the belly button and a straight leg – not too wide, not too skinny – that still helps create that elongating illusion we look for in our jeans. The even dark wash further adds to the slimming look, and gives you tons of versatility, so you’ll get plenty of wear out of them…not that you need much justifying at this price. These jeans won’t draw attention – they’ll just make you look great, and work with any top and any pair of heels or flats all year round. Sometimes, we just need those basics in our wardrobes.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-silk-organic-cotton-long-sleeve-sweater-jacket/4017252 Eileen Fisher - Silk & Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Sweater Jacket
Eileen Fisher - Silk & Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Sweater Jacket
18. Eileen Fisher is all about a relaxed fit and ageless aesthetic, offering a large size range – XXS to XL – and high quality that every lady appreciates. This open cardigan is made of organic cotton and silk that has an absolutely beautiful hand to it (meaning, it’s super soft with a luxurious year round weight to it) so the expected quality is visually apparent. It makes a wonderful replacement to a blazer and can be worn over a sheath dress as easily as it pairs with trousers, slim stretch pants, or your favorite jeans.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kate-spade-new-york-cedar-street-small-jensen-leather-tote/4014253 kate spade new york - Cedar Street - Small Jensen Leather Tote
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kate spade new york - Cedar Street - Small Jensen Leather Tote
Cedar Street - Small Jensen Leather Tote
kate spade new york
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19. Simply put, this is just a great everyday black bag. The quality is exactly what you’d expect from kate spade new york…and so is the style. Timeless and ladylike, this bag is just big enough to throw in all your essentials for a work or weekend day (check out the last image through the ‘shop it’ button to get an idea of just how much will fit). The straps are long enough to fit on your shoulder or sling over your arm, while the rich, textured leather is durable and will hold up to a rainy day commute. We love the black shown, but it’s also offered in a navy that is the perfect blend of neutral and stylish color. On sale, it’s a great time to try something new.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/trina-turk-madison-textured-wedge-coat/4038761 Trina Turk - Madison Textured Wedge Coat
Trina Turk - Madison Textured Wedge Coat
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Madison Textured Wedge Coat
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20. While you may not be thinking about a coat yet, this Trina Turk will change your mind. It’s a stunner. The alpaca/wool blend creates a fuzzy texture that shows off the neutral taupe and charcoal grey herringbone pattern that is so sophisticated. This coat will go with everything – and over everything. The fit is relaxed in an oversized shape that can be worn with the neckline open or snapped all the way up, keeping your warm and cozy…in absolutely gorgeous style.
 

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Thank you!! So helpful having someone sort through and find the gems.
7/21/2015 11:19 AM
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