Disney AND the NSALE all in the same week. Baby Jesus up in heaven is really testing me haha! So the mouse is out of the bag. We leave for an influencer trip with Disney tomorrow morning and I’ll be gone for the most important days of the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I wasn’t going to go on the trip as this is one of the biggest sales I have covered for you every year since 2017 but honestly? I did it for Summer. She deserves to go on this trip. It’s a great opportunity for me and I know it’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. The sale will come and go and we won’t remember in a year’s time what we bought. But Disney? Those memories stay. I’ll be going into Nordstrom today to do my annual try on and will have lots of content pre-recorded along with my try on blog post posted just in time for you all to shop. So keep an eye on my stories as it’ll be lots of Disney and NSALE all week long! The show will carry on just a tad differently this year. With that being said let’s get into my 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist!
If you are new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale aka the NSALE it’s one of the biggest, most anticipated sales of the year. This is the sale where Nordstrom marks down new arrivals for fall up to 40% off! It’s not a clearance sale. It’s a sale on all new items. Shopping is based on your Nordstrom status which I’ll break down below for you.
WHAT TO BUY
Most popular items are usually boots, coats, premium denim, handbags and sweaters. Key thing with this sale: Pretty much EVERYTHING SELLS OUT FAST! I always suggest buying 2 sizes, 2 colors (if you are on the fence) as shipping and returns are always free. If you order a pair of jeans and they are too small odds are they’ll be sold out when you go to order your new size. Better to be safe than sorry.
If you’ve shopped the NSALE in the past then a lot of items you’ll notice are back but maybe with just an update. For example, faux leather and suede jackets, camo utility jackets, neutral booties — all items you may already have from past years NSALE. I’ll highlight those in my try on as they are always most popular but never feel pressured to buy everything I share. I try to just be the best resource and show you sizing, fit and quality on what items I think will be most popular and are worth getting (should you need anything).
I spent HOURS creating these boards and really tried to break them down as simply as possible this year being I’ll be away most of the week. I’ll still be posting on my blog and stories but wanted to really have a solid foundation of what items I think are worth buying during the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary sale. As a gentle reminder, I do receive a very small commission when you use my links to shop. It doesn’t cost you anything but is so appreciated for the time I pour into covering this sale for you.
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR BOOTS
One of my favorites board in my 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist is always the boots board. If there is 1 thing I shop during the sale it’s boots! Last year’s Marc Fisher Oshay boots are back (with a slight update). I got the gray this year. (see #5,6). The Steve Madden booties I got last year in snakeskin are back in other colors (see #1). Finally Chelsea boots will be a huge trend for fall. Marc Fisher (#13) run $99 while #11 and 12 are both more affordable.
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR SHOES
Lots of P448 sneaker options in the sale this year! Personally I have my eye on the high tops! The Steve Madden coveted mules from last year (#6) are back again with a slight change and I have the slippers in #5 and #6 and adore them both!
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR COATS
Coats are always a huge draw and while there were a ton to look at these are my top 10 in my 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary wishlist. BLANKNYC moto jackets (#1) make a comeback every year in the NSALE. Who remembers #2 from last year? I got it and it sold out so quickly. Good news as it’s back again. You can see it styled in last year’s post here. #3 is also an updated jacket super popular from year’s past. #4 I am praying I get my hands on. Finally #8 I predict will be a big seller. That style stays in year after year and almost always sells out.
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR PANTS & JEANS
In past year’s I almost always focused on affordable denim to show you. However, last year I was SO disappointed in the denim quality on the moderately priced denim in the sale. This year I am going to give more time to premium denim and see how it goes. #4 though is a moderately priced pair and looks promising. #7 is back again. Got those last year and still love them. See them in this post from last year. Finally SPANX will be heavily marked down during the sale. Great time to snag a pair.
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR SWEATERS
SO many sweaters. I actually had to grab a cup of coffee to get through all those pages. These were the 12 that really caught my eye. Classics that will mix and match with so much. Personally I love 5,6,7 and 10!
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR TOPS
Next up in my 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist are tops. Thermals are always a big draw and sell out fast (#6, 11). Button down flannels are another big seller as are basic tees.
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR ACCESSORIES
Some cute accessories this year but pretty much everything we’ve seen before. You get another shot at snagging the coveted Clare V bag (#3). Madewell has a couple of cute affordable bags (#4,10). The chunky scarf returns. Last year there were no scarves. And great buy on Quay sunglasses in my favorite aviator frame.
NSALE TOP PICKS FOR ACCESSORIES
Final board in my 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist. The beauty legit has ALL of my holy grail products in it this year. TULA has a great set perfect if you haven’t tried out TULA yet (#2). #3 and #4 are the exact 2 tools I use to curl and straighten my hair. #5 I’ve been using for over a decade. #6 is the only setting spray I use. And finally #7 I was so excited to see in the sale as they are both game changer products. You get the eye base essentials which is the BEST eyeshadow primer ever AND you get the Instant Eye Lift which is my preferred under eye concealer. It brightens like crazy!
So there you have it. That’s my 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wishlist. Stay tuned later this week when I upload my in store try on from Menlo Park Mall. I’ll also have all try ons saved to my IG highlights, everything will be loaded in the LTK app AND I have a dedicated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tab on my blog. I promise to do the best I can this week with covering the sale. While the Disney trip is work for me it’s the kind of campaign that my entire family can take part in and enjoy. They watch me put in long hours and late nights so it’s nice to be able to take them along when I can. These are the types of opportunities I’ll forever be grateful for. Without them and without all of you — none of it would ever be possible. So thank you and hope you enjoy following along on the madness this week! It’ll be the year all of us at HOLB remember as the NSALE DISNEY YEAR! Let’s make it magical!