You might have started seeing the #NSale or #NSale2018 hashtag floating around Instagram and if you’re wondering ‘what is that?’ Why, it’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, of course! And previews for the sale start July 12th! Known in fashion and design circles as the BEST sale event of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this week and we’re so excited to share with you everything team Lori Dennis is scooping up!

What to Buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Sweaters, cardigans, denim, dresses, coats, lingerie and purses! Here are some of our favorite fashion finds, many under $200, to transition from Summer to Fall in SoCal!

Sweaters + Cardigans + Jackets

Team LDI has had the best Summer ever (I know,  I know it’s not quite over yet). We’ve all been traveling and soaking up the sun, but it has been HOT and we’re as ready as anyone for sweater weather. Here are our favorites in sweaters, jackets, and outerwear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

The Nordstrom Signature Cable Cashmere Sweater is the perfect basic! And we’re loving all the pasel colorways were seeing in their collections for Fall and Winter.

The Madewell Ryder Cardigan is that cozy sweater you’ll wear everyday this Fall and never want to take off! It’s that piece that makes you want to curl up by the fire with a warm cup of tea and a good book!

Rock n’ Roll Style! We’re all obsessing over the retro vibes we’re getting from the Chelsea28 Double Breasted Corduroy Blazer!

If you’re in a climate that calls for a topcoat, look no further than J. Crew’s Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat that comes in both petite and regular sizing and in five gorgeous colorways.


One of the best things to sweep up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is denim! Here are our favorite buys in denim:

The Caslon Crop Flare Jeans are a super comfy, flattering and on-trend cut! Pair with your favorite tee or dress it up with a flowy peasant blouse for peak boho chic style!

Madewell makes some of our favorite jeans! The Madewell Cali Demi Boot Jean is a more casual take on the on-trend cropped denim trend, perfect for transitioning to Fall from Summer.

A sleek, no-frills dark wash skinny jean, like the FRAME Le High Slit Hem Skinny Jeans (Whythe) make a great wardrobe centerpiece!


As designers, we want to look good but spend so much time on our feet, running around so we’re all about prioritizing comfort! Here are the best buys in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s shoe department.

The Blondo Lila Waterproof Bootie is as stylish as it gets! Not to mention extremely comfortable and crafted to withstand weather.

The Vince Sanders Slip-On Sneaker is a chic, street style choice and the perfect work shoe in the city!

We’re seeing an edgy rock n’ roll trend emerge this season, as in these Paul Green Sofia Loafers –and we are here for it!

Dresses & Blouses

Throw a pair of tights on underneath and these can carry you perfectly through Summer to Fall. Throw on a pair of heels and they’re also perfectly versatile and can be dressed up or down.

Treasure & Bond’s Pleated Mini Dress is flattering on literally everybody! And is perfect for a casual night out to dinner or for a holiday party!

The Hinge Floral Spot Wrap Top is also incredibly flattering and will look amazing paired with some on-trend cropped jeans!

ASTR The Label Button Front Midi Dress has the perfect small floral print and romantic silhouette we love for Fall!


If you’re like me, and you have the most difficulty bra shopping, I have good news for you. Just this past year I’ve discovered the BEST brand at the perfect price point: It’s called Natori and they carry it at Nordstrom. Here are some of my favs:

The Natori Rose Dream Custom Coverage Underwire Bra comes in a number of colors and the underwire is nearly undetectable!

The Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra is perfect if you want slightly less coverage but all the support.

If you’re less busy, the Madewell Eliza Cutout Bralette is perfect! It’s sporty and super soft.

Purses & Bags

I love a good work bag! For me, the perfect bag has to be big, functional, and super styling. As an added bonus, I like to look for designers that use sustainable, vegan materials.

The MCM Ottomar Leather Backpack is a great, understated small bag that will keep you handsfree!

The Marc Jacobs Mini Double Pack Leather Crossbody is alike three bags in one: It’s part backpack, part fanny pack, and part cross-body aka the perfect travel bag!

London Calling! Our favorite statement tote is the Ted Baker London Adjustable Handle Leather Tote. Nothing beats Ted Baker when it comes to quality, this is one investment piece you’ll have forever.

How to Shop the #NSale

If you have a Nordstrom Credit Card, you can shop the sale with early access starting July 12th. If not, not to worry, just hold off until the 21st and you’ll still be able to shop the sale! One of the things that makes this sale so amazing is that it’s up to 60% off all of their NEW intros, it’s not like a Summer blow out sale, it’s a pre-sale for Fall and Winter. You also have the option to buy online and pick up in stores! And after 25 days, the new items will go back to full price.

Shop all of Our Favorites from the #Nsale2018 here: