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Nordstrom Sale: Top deals & petite-friendly reviews

Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale day! Bump and I had fun shopping a preview, although I felt like a zoo specimen with gawks from strangers left and right and a multitude of “you must be due next week…or tomorrow!” comments ; ) Luckily, my feet have stayed the same size (bracing myself for the final month) so I made a beeline for the shoe department, and had my trusty measuring tape to gauge fit on everything else! Read on for my top picks & reviews, and a special giveaway at the bottom! What: Most of you need no intro to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, but for new shoppers, it’s an annual event where new arrivals from popular brands are introduced at heavy discounts (sometimes 40% or more)! Prices go back up before Fall. I love that there’s always a huge range of sizes included (xxs / 00 petite clothes and size 4 and up shoes), plus free shipping & return shipping on all online orders. When: July 12: Early Access begins today for Nordstrom cardholders! July 20: Public Access begins. Sale ends and prices go back up on August 6. How to shop Early Access: Popular items sell out within a day or two, so if you don’t want to wait, you can apply for a Nordstrom card (one of the few store cards I have due to the benefits, like credit for free alterations). If approved, you can log in immediately afterwards to start shopping the sale online. Right now they’re also offering a free $40 bonus note after your first purchase. If you’re not a cardholder, bookmark your favorites by logging in and clicking “Add to Wishlist” at the bottom right corner of each item page. You can still view sale items, but just can’t purchase until July 20th. Leith dress XS (not maternity; see my review), Blondo boots in “cognac,” Goyard bag, phone case 1. Blondo Waterproof Ankle Boots – $99.90, originally $150 – (4 colors, sz 5-12, TTS) Blondo has been on my radar for a while for their waterproof boots! I was so excited to see fashion meets function in this classic ankle bootie. The leather feels durable (“cognac” looks better in-person than online and is a true medium brown), the 2.5″ block heel is stable and manageable, and the ankle opening is not too gaping on me. I’m trying on a sz 6 (smallest in store) and ordered my usual size online. For reference, I take 5 or 5.5 in most shoes, and usually get the latter in boots to fit cotton socks. There is also a taller, below-the-knee version of these waterproof boots which I ordered to try after seeing the most magical words in the item description: “Shorter knee-high shaft; ideal for petite customers.” Blank NYC jacket xs, H&M maternity leggings xs, BP flats sz 5 (similar), I&I maternity tank xs 2. Blank NYC convertible faux leather jacket – $64.90, originally $98 – (3 colors, TTS) A thicker weight moto jacket that fit best amongst a whole bunch that I tried. The convertible aspect is just a bonus – simply button-snap the hood on for a more casual, street-style look. Blank NYC does a great job on their affordable, faux leather materials. The outer here is pebbled and fairly matte, accented with deep-toned hardware. The sleeve length on me is at the cusp of not needing hemming. Measurements of XS (the sturdy material takes up some thickness): 15″ across shoulders, 17″ across underarms, 20″ length, 23″ long sleeves. In comparison, this Blank NYC jacket that I have blogged multiple time is more cropped and “shrunken fit,” with narrower sleeves and a thinner material. 3. Cole Haan Tali Bow Flats – $99.90, originally $150 – (5 colors + leopard print, sz 4-12, runs 1/2 size big) Super sleek, feminine flats that are perfect for work or regular wear. They make the feet look so dainty and the pointed front did not cramp my toes! Quality is very nice with leather uppers, leather lining, and a rubber sole. The only non-rave reviews are due to sizing, and I did find these to run half a size big (trying on 4.5 here). Color choice is tough amongst 3 versatile neutrals, a classic “pop of color” red, or the the gorgeous leopard with black bow. This style also comes in a low, 1.75″ block heel pump! I think the “waterproof” in the title must be a typo though, as that would be too good to be true. Based on the item description, these might not run big like the flats do. 4. Topshop Jamie petite jeans – $49.90, originally $80 – (starts in sz 24 waist and runs very small) Boy do I miss wearing my high-waisted jeans! I’ve raved about Topshop Jamie jeans so many times before (see older posts), as they do an amazing job of “holding” the tummy in for that super streamlined, leg-lengthening look. I saw these in-person and they are a slimming, true dark blue with a slight step-hem great for showing off your shoes or ankle booties. Sizing info (can be confusing): First number is for waist, second number is for length. 30 length is considered “regular” and usually = a 26″ inseam or shorter, 28 length is considered “petite” and usually = a 24″ inseam or shorter. Waist runs very small so I would go up at least one from your usual denim size. Pre-pregnancy, I wore 23 to 24 in most jeans, but sometimes size 25 x 28 in Topshop would still be too snug. 5. Tory Burch Benton flats or low pumps – save over $80 – (sz 4-13, TTS) Nordstrom had a similar version last year that sold out quickly during Early Access! Once again these are sleeker and more flattering on the feet than typical Tory Burch flats, as they have a feminine almond toe (vs. their traditional round toe), a smaller logo medallion, and show just a hint of toe cleavage on me. Plus they don’t have the unbearable elasticized back of TB Revas! These would also make a great work and commuting shoe. Leith dress XS, Soludos leather espadrilles sz 5 (on sale in suede!) 6. Longchamp convertible tote – save $65 – (5 colors) An NSale classic, this expandable tote also tends to sell out on the first day! I wanted to show the size against a 5 foot tall frame. When not expanded, the capacity is good for everyday school or work use. When expanded, it should work as an overnight or weekender bag. I have a few Longchamp totes and they are very easy to clean just by washing in warm water with a little soap, then hanging dry. 7. Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie – $99.90, originally $170 – (3 colors, sz 4-13) Sam Edelman is one of my go-to brands for sandals and booties, but their prices can get up there. The introductory discount on these is huge! The caramel suede is a versatile neutral, and you can also adjust the ankle opening slightly with the buckle. I was worried the buckle might be uncomfortable but it is not at all (hits above my ankles), and the suede on these is so pliable and soft. Barefoot Dreams cardigan xs/s, BP lace cami XXS, Bric’s 21″ suitcase, M.Gemi loafers 35.5 Zella live-in midi length leggings xxs (the best!), Bric’s 21″ suitcase, TL sunglasses 8. Barefoot Dreams cardigan – $76.90, originally $116 Another NSale classic that you guys absolutely loved in previous years! It’s insanely plush and soft, just note the cocoon length is a little long on shorter ladies (I have the sleeves cuffed up). I reviewed both cardigan & cami here in more detail (also see it on me here)! 9. BP lace trim satin cami – $22.90, originally $35 – (4 colors) So glad they brought this best seller back! White is a little sheer, so if you want something more opaque, the jewel tone green is beautiful. These little camis are surprisingly versatile … I wore it super casually above, but also see it on me here with jeans, here with white trousers, and a similar cami here with tie-waisted pants! 10. Lancome Genefique value set ($150 for 2 serums and a small eyecream, a $236 value) Both Nick and I have been using this serum (apply under moisturizer) now since my relatives in China introduced it to us a few years back (they use it religiously over there!). This year’s NSale value set comes with an extra little eye cream, and it qualifies for the 7-piece PLUS bonus free gifts with purchase! Okay here’s one more … Anastasia brow duo ($28 for a $43 value) in Medium Brown I really like both of these but rarely buy the pencil, as it’s not a lot of product for the price. To save, I usually use their brow duo powder with a brush for everyday use, but nothing really beats the pencil for quick on-the-go makeup and touchups! This is a great deal for two of their classic cult favorite products at a sizeable discount. See online reviews of the brow gel and brow wiz. – La Canadienne Waterproof Stefanie boot – save $170 – (comes in suede or leather; sz 5-12) Several of you have recommended this premium, waterproof boot brand to me over the years! My similar Aquatalias are still going strong, but I wanted to review these for anyone interested. I tried on a ton of tall boot arrivals in-store, and none of them were petite-friendly except for this style. There is still a 1″ gap or so at the top opening on me, but would probably be close with jeans or fleece tights on. The upper foot and shaft are insulated for warmth, and feel very soft and cushioned throughout. Nearly all the non-5 star reviews are complaints about a narrow calf fit, which is great news for ladies who need that! – 1. STATE leopard pump (also in solid colors) – $59.90, originally $90 – (sz 5-12) I always get questions on my old leopard pumps, which are basically “neutrals” in my book! My local store did not have these, but this brand usually runs TTS for me. The low cut dip front + open d’orsay side is usually a very leg-flattering combo. – Nike Free RN shoes – $74.90 from $100 (3 colors, sz 5-12) My all-time favorite sneaker style. So lightweight, stretchy, and comfortable it’s like walking or working out on air. The “rose / gunsmoke” color is a lot prettier in-person (more or a true rose pink than purple) than my poorly lit photo above! – Nike Air Max Thea sneakers – $78.90 from $105 (sz 5-12) Another popular, very lightweight sneaker with a more stylish, street look. This grey color is also lighter & nicer in-person! – BP leopard oblong scarf – under $13 – (see last year’s on me) Caslon tunic xxsp, Zella live-in leggings xxs (hemmed), Halogen loafers, Gucci bag – Caslon high/low tunic – $29.90, originally $49 – (starts in xxs petite) This slouchy fleece-lined top is back, albeit in limited petite colors! – Leith ribbed cocoon cardigan – $45.90, originally $69 – (5 colors, xxs to xxl) Similar style as last year (see last year’s on me below) but ribbed and actually a little shorter in length this time. I’m a big fan of slouchy circle cuts and this Fall-perfect brown spice (a beautiful burnt orange) color, but fit is still a tad long on someone 5 feet (I have the sleeve cuffed as well). – BlankNYC suede moto jacket – $125.90, originally $188 – (2 colors) Love the olive suede color, but XS fits a little big on me and sleeves would need hemming. Would recommend to someone who is usually a size 0 to 2. – Gibson drape front blouse – $45.90, originally $68 – (5 colors, starts in xxs petite) Draped wrap blouses might be one of my all-time favorite styles. They look elevated paired simply with jeans, tucked into skirts, or with ankle pants for work. I have older favorites in this same look in black and white, so ordered this one in the green to try. – 1901 trench coat with vest – $112.90, originally $169 – (starts in xxs petite) Ordered this for my mom who’s visiting this weekend! Looks classic and sounds very promising with the dual layers. – 1901 bow front crop tweed jacket – $89.90, originally $139 – (starts in 00p) Bows, check. Tweed, check. I can’t come close to rocking this now – someone get it and let me live vicariously! – Halogen scallop edge sweater – $39.90, originally $59 – (starts in xxs petite) Sold out fast last year but back in tons of colors! An elevated basic that would look especially nice tucked into a skirt. This department didn’t pique my attention in years past, but their sale baby stuff is GOOD! Below are some top picks from my experienced mama friends (I received almost all of these from them as gifts!). I also collected commentary from them on why they love each product, and will add that in soon! My annual stock-up time on some must haves below: – Diptyque candle set ($55; $75 value) – This one always goes quickly! I got them for gifts (always very well received) – Stila eyeliner & lipcolor set ($20; $33 value) – Excellent liquid eyeliner which is usually $22 alone, so gloss is abonus. – Arcona triad pads – ($45 for 2; $75 value) – Just went through my last container of these travel toner pads! – La mer mini miracles – ($85) – One of the few times I replenish this tiny and pricey La Mer for Nick. He loves how rich and creamy it is for keeping skin moisturized overnight. I can’t really agree on the “$156 value” (they just added a tiny eye cream), but a small bonus is better than no bonus! Now for the giveaway, I’m continuing my annual tradition of treating some lucky readers to a $250 Nordstrom sale shopping spree! This year I wanted to say an extra “thank you” and increase it to SIX total winners who will each receive a $250 gift card. To Enter: Fill out the Rafflecopter form below. I always love feedback on what pieces you guys are looking or are interested in, so as part of the giveaway entry, please leave me a comment below letting me know an item you’re eying from the sale (or something that you’re searching for and haven’t found yet)! Please include your first name in the comment. Other Rules: Limit ONE entry form completed per person – Unforutnately I have to disqualify any entries that may appear to be violating this (i.e. by entering using multiple emails per person), in order to be fair. Giveaway is open internationally as long as the store will ship to you, and winners will be drawn at random and announced below here in 1 week! Winners MUST contact me before July 30, 2018 to claim their prize. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Giveaway

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