Hello friends,

The Nordstrom Sale has begun and I have been busy scrolling the entire sale and looking for the best items that are worth grabbing now. This includes items that I will wear the most, use the most and will likely not go on sale again. Have you shopped yet? Nordstrom Card holder Insider access starts TOMORROW ~Thursday, August 13th, and it opens to the public on the 19th. I am so excited to grab a few more things.

I don’t ever go over board, but I do know if there is something I want or something I am not sure of, I order just in case it sells out which happens a lot. Once I get my items I try everything on and make my final decisions. So I may order two pair of booties, but only keep one. In this post I am sharing my top ten picks that are great basics and will be used over and over in my opinion.

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I love putting together outfits especially when it involves fall clothing. These are some of my must have pieces from the sale this year. I always go for basics and pieces I know I will wear and get the most use out of.


stripe tee | Spanx leggings | navy top | black skinny jeans | booties | dark wash skinny jeans |

other items: camo jacket | Nsale camo jacket | white sneakers

  1. Spanx faux leather leggings – These bad boys have been in my closet going on 3 years. I personally think they are worth the splurge and seeing them at $64 during the NSale, that is an excellent price to grab a pair. The fit is TTS or size up if in-between. They are soft and stretch and holds everything in in all the right places. Click here to grab a pair.

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Spanx leggings | NSale stripe tee (tts) | sneakers (tts) | camo utility jacket

2. A good pair of denim – I love a classic dark wash skinny jean. This pair has a great stretchy fit. True to size or size down if in between. I went with size 2. They are a great option if you are looking for a non distressed denim.


denim | booties | stripe tee

Another great pair of denim I love are the black skinny jean. They have a high rise with button fly. I love this brand and they rarely go on sale. I am wearing a 27 in this pair, so would recommend your true size.

3. This shirt was also a fun surprise I picked up that is also a part of the NSale. I love the pretty colors and flowy feel. This top would be great for a night out or a wear to work blouse with black pants or a black pencil skirt. I went down to an XS. It has an oversized fit.


floral shirt (xs) | black denim (tts) | booties (tts)

4. Booties – I love grabbing new pair of booties. I tried these two options that were both on my wish list and ended up liking the fit of these a little more. They come in several colors and the fit is TTS.


VC booties | Oshay booties


5. Zella Leggings are also another great staple item I have worn for years. They are a comfortable black legging that I wear mainly around town to run errands or lounge at home. The high waist is comfortable and not restricting at all. I have the 7/8 pocket version and the full high waist legging pair. They wash and hold up really well. I have worn these for both over a year now and they are still going strong .


7/8 Zella Leggings | Full length leggings

6. Pajamas and under garments are something I can always say I need more of or new pieces. I am pretty picky about my pajamas because I get hot really easily and waking up sweating a lot! This set is super light weight and soft. It comes in several options too if you aren’t a pants girl, check out the shorts version. Get your true size. Click here to grab yours.

7. I always invest in a new bra during the sale and I am excited that my favorite t-shirt bra is back this year and on sale in several colors. Click here to check it out.


long sleeve pajamas | t-shirt bra

8. Cardigans – If you are one for basics, cardigans and tees are always popular during the NSale! The stripe tee from above is one of my favorites and you can grab all the colors for under $13 during the sale! These two cardigans were a favorite just after touching them. I will say they feel and fit almost identical. One is $59 and the other is $39. So if colors are available in both, you would be totally fine going with the $39 option IMO.


Madewell cardigan – XS (size down) | Caslon cardigan – small TTS


9. The beauty section is something I always browse because it generally doesn’t go on sale very often. I always try and grab a lipstick for the season. This Bobby Brown lip duo is an affordable set and looks to be such a pretty color. I also love the MAC lipgloss set that I have purchased in the past. Last year I bought the Pillow Talk lipstick and now this year they have a set available. The color is such a pretty creamy neutral.

I splurged this year on a blowdryer because mine is literally on its last leg. Every time I turn it on I say a small prayer it works. 😉 I have been looking at this T3 and can’t wait to try it! Click here to take a peek.

I also picked up the Tula kit. Tula is one of my favorite skin care cleanser that I have used off and on for years. It is a great gentle option and affordable. The Tula kit comes with other products I am interested in to try and use too! Click here to take a peek.


T3 blowdryer | Tula cleanser set

10. A little something extra that I couldn’t pass up are these $35 sunnies! Something different but also something I will get plenty of wear out of! I also really loved these and had a hard time not buying both. 😉


Quay Sunnies

Outwear is also a great item to purchase during the NSale. I purchased a few jackets last year and right before spring because we went skiing so I don’t need a new one right now. I bought the BLANKNYC suede jacket last year and I love the new version they have this year. Click here. Shop more outerwear below.


Have you done any shopping yet? What has been your favorite item so far? Remember Thursday, August 13th is INSIDER day and August 19th is open access, for now you can add items to your wishlist then come back to this blog post to checkout! Click HERE.

XO, Ja’Net

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