Moody Style: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fitting Room Reviews (Part I)

Happy Saturday Friends! Did you all survive the first couple of days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I have to admit - I didn't think that I was going to find as many things as I did this year, but boy was I wrong. On the first day of shopping, I was pretty satisfied with my initial purchase, but as the sale continues I keep finding more and more new pieces - like today I just discovered this top and this top. Between my online orders and my in-store purchases I'm going to need to attend a shopping anonymous meeting ASAP :)  Anyways, I wanted to share with you what I’ve picked up and all the items I tried on so far at my local Nordstrom store. 

Check out my photos below to see the links for each item I tried on along with size references and product reviews. And just as a reference I am 5’7 and 151 lbs. If you have any questions about sizing or about a particular item shown in this post, please let me know. I’ll be happy to help out!  Have you all bought anything from the sale yet? What are some of your favorites? Let me know what you think in the comments below! And if you have a chance, then check out my #NSale Top Picks in my previous post. Happy Shopping!!!!

Perfectly Victorian Minidress {Now: $109.90 / Reg: $168.00}
I've been obsessed with this dress ever since I saw one of my favorite bloggers wear it last year in a bright blue color.  So when I saw this one show up on the sale, I knew that I had to get it.  This is one of my favorite purchases from the sale so far and I'm sure you can see why.  This dress definitely has a boho vibe and the colors in the embroidery are just perfect for fall.  A great thing about this dress is that you can wear it now with some sandals and then later with some cute booties like these HERE. This dress will also pair well with a cardigan or a denim jacket to complete the look. As far as sizing goes, I think that this dress runs a little big and you can probably go down a size.  If you're tall and you need a little length, then you should go up a size.  I didn't try on a small because I was happy with the fit of the medium. This dress is also available in white. (size reference: medium) BOUGHT IT!

Easy Circle Cardigan {Now: $49.90 / Reg: $75.00}
This is another item that I'm pretty happy that I bought on Wednesday. I missed out on it last year because it sold out, so jumped at the chance to get one now.  It comes in maroon, dark grey, oatmeal and this beautiful blush color.  This cardigan is super soft and will compliment just about every outfit. I think the fit is true to size. (size reference: smallBOUGHT IT!

Asymmetrical Slipdress {Now: $35.90 / Reg: $55.00}
I loved the lace trim neckline of this dress and the asymmetrical hemline added a little flair to the traditional look of a slipdress.  This dress has a matte finished look to it and it's a curve-skimming dress.  So if you want the dress a little loose then size up. I tried on both the size 6 and the size 8 to see how different both dresses looked.  The size 6 dress was a perfect fit if you don't mind the showing your curves.  The size 8 dress was looser all around but gave a lot of extra fabric in the midsection.  So it really depends on how you like to wear your dresses (size reference: size 8)

Lace Trim Satin Camisole {Now: $22.90 / Reg: $35.00}
 I was really surprised how much I liked this camisole and you can't beat the price either.  The quality of this camisole is so good that it looks like you spent a lot more than $22. This camisole is a perfect layer piece for the fall too - it pairs well with so many cardigans and jackets. I liked this one so much that I bought it in both the black and the white color.  It also comes in green, but I figured that I'll get more wear out of the two colors.  The fit is true to size. (size reference: smallBOUGHT IT!

Distressed Girlfriend Jeans {Now: $58.90 / Reg: $88.00}
I completely overlooked these jeans on the first day of the sale, but I'm so glad that I found them. I fell in love with the fit of these jeans - they are not as baggy as a boyfriend fit and they are a little looser than a pair of skinny jeans.  And I love the distressing and the exposed hemline too.  I think these jeans run a little big, so I would size down like I did here. (size reference: size 28BOUGHT IT!

Lace Top {Now: $49.90 / Reg: $75.00}
This lace top is so pretty and I love it so much that I ended up buying it in both the pink and the white one. I'm just a little torn on which color I should keep. Any thoughts? I'm leaning towards keeping the pink one and I'm bummed that I forgot to take a picture of the white one.  The top has a neutral lining, but it's sheer above the yoke or the V portion of the top.  I think a nude bra or tank top would be perfect under this top if you need it. The fit is true to size. (size reference: smallBOUGHT IT!

Peplum Shirt {Now: $38.90 / Reg: $59.00}
I'm a sucker for anything peplum and stripes lately, so I just had to try on this shirt. This top comes in (2) other colors/prints and the fit is true to size.  This top is also offered in petite and plus sizes. Although this top didn't come home with me the other day, it may make its way later if the sizes are still available. (size reference: small)

 Pocket Long Sleeve Tee {Now: $18.90 / Reg: $29.00}
This long sleeve striped tee is perfect for layering.  I didn't think I needed to get any more striped tops, but I couldn't want to miss out on this one. This tee will look perfect with a scarf or just a light jacket for a cute fall look. This top is pretty light-weight and has a loose, slouchy fit that drapes perfectly.  The fabric in this tee is also really soft and it fits true to size.  It comes in (6) other colors including a white striped one, but it's the white one is sold out. However, I found a similar white one for $19 HERE. (size reference: smallBOUGHT IT!

Sarah Skinny Jeans {Now: $41.90 / Reg: $64.00}
You guys need to get these jeans!!! I have them in white and I've been wearing the heck out them this summer.  So these dark wash skinny jeans were a definite must have for me to bring me into the fall season If you're looking for a trendier pair of jeans without paying a high price tag, then these jeans will be perfect for you. The fit is true to size. (size reference: size 29BOUGHT IT!

Lace Detail Sweatshirt {Now: $45.90 / Reg: $69.00}
This top didn't come home with me, but it was very close.  This sweatshirt is just too cute and the fit was perfect.  It's a very soft terry knit pullover and it also comes in navy. This looks great with jeans and sandals for now and booties for later. (size reference: small)

Camo Tee {Now: $31.90 / Reg: $49.00}
If you've been around my blog long enough, then you know that I love me a camo print, so this top was a no-brainer. This t-shirt is super cute in person and I think it runs a little big. I was only able to try on a medium in this tee and it was huge on me.  I ordered it in a small, so I'll update this review with information about the fit.  I'm surprised this top isn't sold out yet, it's a perfect tee to wear now with some white jeans and then later a dark rinse pair of jeans. (size reference: mediumBOUGHT IT!

Stripe Wide Leg Jumpsuit {Now: $42.90 / Reg: $65.00}
When I saw this jumpsuit in the store I picked it up immediately to try it on.  I really hoped that the fit would work on me because I love the stripes and burgundy color.  Surprisingly, this jumpsuit fit me perfectly, but it just didn't make the cut when it I had to checkout.  Oh another thing to know about this jumpsuit is that the back is completely open, so you could add a cardigan over it or a t-shirt under it to wear it in an office setting. The fit is true to size based on the junior size chart. (size reference: small)

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Moody Picks: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 - My #NSale Top Picks

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is finally under way and just like last year, I’m beyond overwhelmed.  I’m loving pretty much everything that I’m seeing.  There are so many good pieces that you’ll want to add to your fall wardrobe and now is the time to buy them.  I was lucky enough to do a little shopping yesterday with a sweet friend of mine and I tried on a ton of stuff.  So keep an eye out for a fitting room review that I’ll be posting very soon.  Also, if there is anything that you see online and you want me to try it on for you, just let me know.  I’d be happy to do it.  Well, check out my top 25 picks below and a few other favorites that caught my eye yesterday.  Let me know what you guys think about the Anniversary Sale so far.  Are you planning on doing any shopping this year.  What are some of your favorites?
1. Lace Top (love this top and it also comes in white) / 2. Camo Tee / 3. Lace Detail Sweatshirt / 4. Striped Long Sleeve Top (perfect for layering and it comes in 6 colors) / 5. Tie Front Pullover / 6. Easy Circle Cardigan (missed out last year, but got one this time year) / 7. Drape Front Vest / 8. Lace-Up Sweatshirt Dress / 9. Olive Jacket / 10. Calf Hair Ankle Wrap Flat / 11. Bow Flats / 12. Embellished Loafer Mule / 13. Slide Loafer Mule / 14. Tory Burch Janey Pumps / 15. Calf Hair Pumps (can't go wrong with these leopard heels)16. Nubuck Crossbody Bag / 17. Leopard Print Scarf (bought this last year and love it) / 18. Curvy Skinny Jeans / 19. Over The Knee Boots / 20. Tory Burch Boots (just the perfect boots) / 21. Stipe Leather Tote (this was a no-brainer) / 22. Tory Burch Watch / 23. Grey Cut Out Booties / 24. V-Cut Booties / 25. Peep Toe Booties (caved in and bought these too - can't wait to get them)



How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Five Tips!

Hey guys…well it’s almost that time again.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner and it’s the best time to stock up on high-quality, reasonably prices staples for the upcoming fall season.  Here are 5 helpful tips to help you get ready for this one of a kind sale!

Tip #1 ~ Know the Dates: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts on Thursday, July 21st and it ends on Monday, August 7th.  However, if you are a Nordstrom cardholder, then Early Access starts on Thursday, July 13th.  Cardholders get to shop the sale exclusively for a week and then the sale opens up to the general public on July 21st.
Thursday, July 13th | Early Access for Nordstrom Cardholders Only
Thursday, July 21st | Anniversary Sale Open to the Public
Monday, August 7th | Last Day to Shop
Tuesday, August 8th | Prices Go Back to Full Price

Tip #2 ~ Sign Up for the Nordstrom Rewards Program: You can join Nordstrom Rewards Program without applying for a credit card and Nordstrom will give you a $10 Note to spend at Anniversary Sale.  With the Nordstrom Rewards program you will earn 1 point for every $1 spent (instead of the 2 points per $1 you get with the card) when you use cash or any card you want.  You get to use the Note during the regular sale period (July 21st-August 7th).  You must join Nordstrom Rewards as a Member by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on July 9, 2017 and verify your mobile number to get this offer. Sign up for the rewards program HERE NOW! 

Tip #3 ~ Get a Nordstrom Card ASAP: The only way to get into the Early Access Sale is to have a Nordstrom credit or debit card. I for one I’m pretty happy that they offer these two options. I personally chose to open a Nordstrom Debit Card because I don’t have to worry about paying off another credit card bill.  The Nordstrom Debit card links to your checking account, so it’s just like using your debit card, but you get to earn rewards points instead.  When you open a Nordstrom Card, you’ll get  a $20 Nordstrom Note for earning 2 points per dollar at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club. Read more about the Nordstrom Card and how to apply for one HERE.
Tip #4 ~ Start Planning and Review the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog: Whether you plan to shop the sale early or when it opens to the public, one thing that you should do is start planning early.  If you’re anything like me, then you’re going to want to buy just about everything that you see in the store or online during the sale.  But don’t worry, there are few things you can do to avoid over spending.  First take inventory of your closet to see what items you need to replaced or added to your fall wardrobe.  Then think about what wardrobe staples that you want to add to your closet, like a pair of new boots, a new leather jacket or a new investment handbag.  And finally check out the Anniversary Sale Catalog that Nordstrom released last week to start planning ahead.  The catalog will give you some great ideas of what’s in store for us over the next few weeks.  And make a list of the things that your interested in buying, so you don’t forget when you get to the store. This is also the time to create a wishlist of certain items if the price is right, like a new Rebecca Minkoff crossbody or a pair of designer jeans.
Tip #5 ~ Set a Budget and Stick to It: Another way to avoid over spending is to set a budget of how much you want to spend and stick to it.  Don’t go into debt trying to keep up with everyone else.  It’s very easy to lose control and pick up a few more items that you didn’t plan to buy, but it’s important to remember that Nordstrom has a very generous return policy.  So you don’t have to be worry about returning some items that don’t end up working out after a few weeks.

For an idea of the types of things that were on sale last year, feel free to check out all of my previous posts about the sale HERE. Stay tuned on the blog later this week for my picks from the #Nsale. Also, make sure to sign up with or download the app so you can shop all of my Instagram looks throughout the sale! It’s the best & easiest way to shop my Instagrams!

Alright everyone, who’s ready to start shopping? What are some of the items on you’re shopping list year? Let me know below!
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