Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: All Skate!

A casual modern classic look with a tweed jacket and accessories from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access starts today!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to everyone. I’ve taken another pass through the sale, and found a few new items that are worth a second look.

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Earrings | Watch | Tee | Jacket | Jeans | Shoes

The Need For Tweed…

As of yesterday, all of the items I’ve shown were still available in multiple sizes. If there’s something that caught your eye and it’s sold out in your size or preferred color, be sure to bookmark it and keep checking back. Returns happen, and I think some popular items may get restocked periodically. (Just a theory, so don’t quote me on that!)

I love the look of tweed pieces styled casually! Here are a few more that caught my eye…

Halogen tweed blazer from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Tweed jackets from Halogen tend to be popular and well-reviewed. Here’s a blazer style with the same fabric as the collarless jacket in the outfit collage.

Halogen lavender tweed lady jacket. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This one in a lavender tweed is also nice. (Probably best on Summers, maybe some Winters.)

Kurt Geiger mini Kensington tweed bag from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

A friend of mine has one of these Kurt Geiger London tweed bags, and I swear it could pass for a much more expensive designer bag. This one’s a smaller (but not “nano!”) version, and quite budget-friendly.

And a few more noteworthy pieces…

Vince stripe elbow-sleeve t-shirt from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I somehow missed this stripe elbow-sleeve tee on prior passes, but Vince items are usually high quality and don’t last long in this sale.

Halogen long cardigan from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I still love a long cardigan! It’s such an easy-to-style piece. This one is a flattering knee length, and is offered in several colors. (I have it on order in red, and am expecting it to arrive any day.) Plus here.

Louise et Cie buckle loafers. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I ordered these loafers the first day I had access to the sale, and they just arrived yesterday. They were worth the wait! They’re extremely comfortable, nice looking, and run true-to-size. (I’m wearing 7½.) Also available in black or beige patent leather.

Sale Away…

But Nordstrom isn’t the only sale in town…here are a few more you may want to peek at:

Chico’s25% off full-price styles with code 31421, and an additional 50% off already-reduced styles.

Banana Republicup to 50% off “must have” styles.

J.Crew25% off full-price styles with code EPIC.

Madewell – Secret Stock Sale, up to 75% off.

Talbot’s – Cyber Warehouse Event, 70% off markdowns.

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  1. Margot
    July 19, 2019 / 4:49 am

    I think you are right about re-stocking. There was a little camera style purse I had my eye on and was immediately listed as out of stock but I kept checking and after a couple of days it reappeared. Yay!

  2. Tracy
    July 19, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the link to the makeup brushes! I never thought to check the sale for something like that, and I’ve been needing short-handled brushes for travel.

    • Susan B
      July 19, 2019 / 6:52 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  3. Kris
    July 20, 2019 / 5:38 am

    Love your All Skate! I loved roller skating so your reference made me smile.

  4. Beverly
    August 19, 2020 / 4:26 am

    I LOVE your shoes! Just put them in my cart. You are right; keep watching. I wanted the “bee” earrings for my daughter and even on early access they were sold out. I kept watching my wish list and sure enough, in two days they were available!

  5. Francesca B.
    August 19, 2020 / 7:56 am

    Thanks Susan for the ideas I got the red cardigan! So happy!

  6. Carol
    August 19, 2020 / 9:23 am

    One thing that will not be restocked for the foreseeable future is Nordstrom’s Delicate Fabric Wash. If you check online, you will see that it is sold out. I went to my local Nordstrom’s in McLean, VA and was advised that they sold out (in-store) the first day of early access and will not be receiving new shipments of the item. In years past, Nordstrom’s has always had a good supply of this very popular item. There are substitutes, but when you compare $9.90 vs. $45.00, I think I’ll pass on the substitutes.

  7. Gae Nunes
    August 19, 2020 / 9:42 am

    I find the “tweed” jackets interesting. I remember that wonderful “tweed” or “boucle” black jacket you had. I really loved it but my size was always sold out….same size as you! Hope it wasn’t part of your purge last year.

  8. Avicennia
    August 19, 2020 / 11:48 am

    I haven’t seen anything inspiring at the NAS this year.

    • Kay
      August 19, 2020 / 12:14 pm

      I agree. I guess it’s just not my year.

  9. Sandra
    August 19, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    I had the same experience with the Delicate Wash and was told by Nordstrom’s that they would not honor the sale price even if they received a new shipment after the sales dates! Very poor customer relations coupled with unappetizing sale items have me rethinking Norsdtroms in general. It’s no longer the same store where I enjoyed shopping in the past.

    Financially, Nordstrom Rack is propping up the company as Nordstrom, itself, is suffering.

  10. Jan Whichard
    August 19, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    Well…..I ordered my usual bras and underwear BUT I ordered the Mesphisto Yael sneakers in gold metallic and they arrived today…amazing! Not only are they cute as heck, they are comfy right out of the box and very very on trend which, to my mind, is unusual for Mephisto…I await some more items including bedding. These sneakers, however, are likely to be my winner for this sale!

  11. Elizabeth
    August 19, 2020 / 7:09 pm

    Susan, may I ask in what size did you order the cardigan? Appreciate recommendation. Thank you

    • Susan Blakey
      August 19, 2020 / 7:22 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, I ordered the Petite Small.

      • Elizabeth
        August 19, 2020 / 8:09 pm

        Thanks Susan! This is helpful.

  12. Coach Laura
    August 20, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    Thanks Susan. I’m not buying many clothes these days, as I’ll probably be work from home for the next year or two or until I retire I hope. (Super immune compromised and 60+ so staying away from Covid.) However, I am getting tired of wearing t-shirts and shorts or leggings. From now on, as long as it’s not 90 degrees out, I’m wearing one of my “nice” blouses and add the cardigan sweaters in the fall. Plus earrings! The cardigan sweater looked great to wear while working from home. I ordered the red pomegranate, which I think will work with my Summer color palate. I’ll just have to make sure I don’t spill lunch on it!

  13. August 21, 2020 / 7:13 am

    I feel like we just met for lunch and went shopping. Thank you, I haven’t gotten out much!
    Yes, Yes, love the tweed jackets. They are a little reminiscent of Chanel. I especially love it, as you noted with jeans and a tee. A great look.
    thanks, Susan, this was fun.

  14. Nancy
    August 21, 2020 / 9:08 am

    Just ordered the little tweed bag, can’t wait to see it!

  15. Kay
    August 23, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    Hi Susan, I love the red cardi! What size worked for you? I see it runs large so they recommend sizing down. I am 5” 4” so on the cusp of misses/ petites. Thx!

    • Susan Blakey
      August 23, 2020 / 2:24 pm

      Hi Kay, I’m wearing the Petite Small and found the size to be perfect. If you’re going to order Misses, you might want to size down. (for me, a Petite S usually corresponds with an XS in Misses.)

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