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Starting back a few years ago, Madison and I started the tradition of shopping the NSALE together. I’ll never forget the first time we went and how cool my niece and Madison thought it was that they got VIP wristbands to get in and shop the sale early. Who am I kidding? I thought it was just as cool. So, the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was no different. We left the house early and headed to Nordstrom for our 10am appointment. Believe it or not, the closest Nordstrom and decent shopping mall, in general, is an hour and a half away… Now you get why I do most of my shopping online. LOL
I’ll be honest, I was a little worried heading to the store to do our shopping because hearing from some of my blogger friends on the west coast inventory was extremely slim. Thank goodness the Nordstrom at Ross Park Mall and my favorite sales associate Constance was better prepared than I expected!
Dear Children, just because I’m paying with a credit card doesn’t mean it’s an all you can buy affair… teaching life lessons one Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at a time.
2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Girls Edition
This band tee was a hit for Madison. She’s 12 and definitely has a more mature style so sometimes it’s hard keeping her in check with what’s still appropriate so she doesn’t look 16. This tee fit her TTS and has enough length she can even wear with leggings in the fall.
Even though she can be sassy, she’s a basics girl when it comes down to it. These tees are a good basic but the cut helps them not look so basic.
This set wasn’t on her original wishlist, but when she saw it in store she thought it would be pretty comfy for those homeschool days. Madison is extremely particular with where pants and dresses hit her and this set earned a big fat NO from her because they only came to her ankle. She’s wearing the size 10 here, but if she went up to the 12 they would’ve been to big around her waist.
Madison was so excited about these joggers. I’m betting they were her favorite purchase of the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because she put them on as soon as she got home. She did have to size down to an 8 for a better fit in the waist and the length still fit perfectly!
I voted no on pairing this dress with cowboy boots, but that was the negotiation to get it…
This weekend Madison hands over her title as Miss Jacktown Fair Princess. Thanks to the crazy year last year, she got to hold the title for two years instead of one! We agreed this dress would be perfect for her to wear as reigning princess Sunday, however, she begged to wear her cowboy boots with it. Well, thanks to the majority of you answering the poll on Instagram stories in her favor, she gets her way. This dress can easily be worn both on and off the shoulder and fits TTS.
Sometimes really good advice can come on t-shirts. Definitely, a fun tee for back to school and it fits TTS. Also, these Joe’s Jeans came home with her. She was able to go with the size 12 so she had good length because the jeans have an adjustable waist.
Madison wasn’t really sure about this top when she saw it on the hanger, but since she fell in love with this belt she knew it was perfect to showcase it. These Joe’s Jeans don’t have an adjustable waist and were too big on her.
Just in case you can’t tell, it was a no from her. I thought this skater-style dress looked adorable, but she hated it. It does have a back zipper which also makes it hard for your daughter to put it on by herself.
Do you know what the biggest downfall of Madison’s feet growing this year is? She can now wear women’s sizes and wanted to go a little crazy during the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I will say, she did need new sneakers and they are pretty cute. We definitely suggest sizing down one size in these.
What can I say? She gets the love of Zella honestly. This tee would definitely be more appropriate with leggings or joggers, but you get the drift.
“Girls Support Girls”. That sounds like something we want to teach our girls from a young age, am I right? She actually sized down to the medium in this one, then gave it a faux knot.
Well, I told you Madison did pretty well for the sale this year. She honestly won’t get many clothes until Christmas now. That’s how we usually do it around here!
2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Women’s Edition
Once a year is when I buy designer denim. That time is now during the anniversary sale. It’s the only time you’ll see brands like this go on sale and have decent stock to choose from. The first pair of jeans I ever bought that were over $100 were Mother jeans. I preferred to wear them on road trips because they were so comfortable and loved the step hem in these to wear with flats and booties this fall. I wore a size 25.
This sweater was a different color than I normally go for, and seemed to be the color palette I was drawn to this year. With a mock turtleneck, I won’t have to worry about my hair tangling when I wear it.
I truly missed this one until someone asked me to check out the quality when I posted on Facebook. It’s nice and slightly oversized. I’m wearing the XS here and have on a puff sleeve top underneath so it was all good. You’d honestly pay more for a shacket at American Eagle or Abercrombie. I ended up ordering this color though for something different.
I’m shocked! This Free People long sleeve tee was sold out yesterday and is back and fully stocked today! Perfect timing if you ask me. This tee will be great for layering with scarfs, ponchos or vests this fall. If you miss out, I have a feeling you may be able to find something similar at Target this fall.
Now, let’s talk Frame jeans. If you’re over 5’3″, I highly recommend these. They’re extra stretchy and feel like butter. But, due to the fun hem at the bottom, if you’re shorter like me, they just won’t work.
You know how a lot of women envy Khloe Kardashian’s butt? Well, with Good American jeans, I swear you get an instant lift. I’m not listening to the rules of skinny jeans being out, because snagging these for under $100 was a steal!
I told you, there was something about the mauve color I was hooked on this season. The slight puff sleeves to the sweater and non-itchy material help a lot too! These AG skinny jeans hold it all in without being uncomfortable. The lighter wash is great for wearing from summer to fall.
Believe it or not, I didn’t have a cream colored cardigan in my closet until now. When you add the little pom balls it was hard for me to say no. Now, I have seen some similar styles on Amazon, but I’m willing to bet $100 the quality is hard to compare to Madewell. If there’s one thing about sweaters I don’t like, that’s for them to be itchy and this one isn’t.
These boyfriend jeans are the non-distressed version I bought a few years ago and have worn the heck out of. I love the fit and style. These are not a high waist, but I still have to size down to them. I’m wearing a 26 here and ordered in the 25.
There’s no room for any shade around here, only classy shades…
What happens when your Goldendoodle eats your sunglasses? You snag a new pair from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Madison had a pair of Pit Vipers that got chewed up (I didn’t mind, I hated them. LOL) so these were a nice compromise of the look. I’ve had my eyes on the High Key’s for awhile and love them!
And that’s a wrap… For the first time since covering the sale I have no buyers remorse or worring that things are going to be hanging in my closet and not get worn. My biggest suggestion for you before adding all the things you think you “need or want” to your cart is to check what’s in your closet already. If you have something that can pass with a “fake ID” then there’s no need to add it to your cart! Know your budget and don’t feel pressured to get something just because you see a friend or virtual friend on Facebook or Instagram wearing it.
Much love, and happy 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
What are you most excited to buy during the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Let me know in a comment below!