12 Casual Chic Wardrobe Staples From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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It’s honestly so easy to get caught up in the shopping craze of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Rather than purchasing the thing everyone has, I prefer to stick to closet staples I’ll reach for and wear across multiple seasons, again and again. Below I’m sharing some of the items I view as wardrobe essentials that will truly work well in any (casual chic) closet. I’ve personally already purchased several of these and will be sharing more about fit and styling options in the coming days.

1. Felt Hat One of the easiest accessories to make your fall look feel more “done.” I love this blush tone for something feminine.

2. Long Sleeve Knit TopVersatile for every season, a classic white knit will pair with everything in your closet. Wear with denim shorts for summertime or layer up with cardigans and coats into fall and winter. I love the subtle ribbed detail on this one and the black and grey are also classic options for your closet.

3. Plaid Blazer This style adds structure and also elevates your basics. I purchased my first plaid blazer in the fall of last year and have worn it with everything from mini skirts and sneakers to the pumpkin patch, black denim and printed flats and something a bit more summer-ready (jeans, white tee and strappy heels) for date night. The menswear or boyfriend style is relaxed yet polished and I personally always prefer one with a bit of stretch!

4. Lace CamisoleWhether dressed up with a blazer or worn casually with a cardigan, lace camisoles in black and white work well for work, day and date night. Pair with the cardigan for something casual or the plaid blazer to dress it up.

5. Neutral Duster CardiganYou will wear a duster cardigan any time of year. From morning coffee to walks with the dogs, in the office and cuddled up on the couch, I highly recommend having one in both light grey and a neutral tone like oatmeal. They go with everything and feel instantly effortless with denim and a white, grey, black, printed (basically any) tee.

6. Skinny Jeans in Light Wash The perfect base for any casual-chic outfit. I love a high rise that makes tucking shirts a bit easier. Pair these with a lace cami in any color and add the plaid blazer for girls night or throw on the cardigan for day-to-day errands.

7. Nude Flats Another style to slip on with any outfit to feel instantly more put together. A pointed toe helps elongate the leg line and the mock-slingback heel on this pair has a similar, sleek effect.

8. Satin Button-Up BlouseThis pajama top style mixes up your everyday blouses just enough yet still feels classic and effortless. Pair with denim in any style and wash or even trousers for the office.

9. Straight Leg DenimThere’s something so effortless about a straight leg in a lighter wash, especially in the summer months. Call them “Mom Jeans” if you want but you’ll love this style with white sneakers, flats or booties.

10. Trench CoatElevate your rainy day outfit with this classic piece. I love how this particular one has a removable hood because they don’t always and this truly makes it practical for rainy days.

11. Printed D’orsay FlatsFor when your neutral outfit needs just the right amount of interest, a pair of printed flats does the job in a way that feels classic and not overdone. This is another style (the d’orsay) that looks very flattering on the foot. I can’t wait to try these with both black and blue denim into fall for the perfect “pop" to any basic look.

12. Black Skinny JeansBlack denim is an easy basic that also adds a subtle edge to any outfit. I love pairing mine with a striped tee and denim jacket or try it with the white lace cami and cardigan for a comfy-cool outfit.

For more classic buys from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale you can take a peek at THIS POST, see more Early Access #nsale favorites HERE and learn more about the sale how I shop it in THIS POST.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins Friday at 12:30pm EST and you’re either feeling a little bit anxious, excited, overwhelmed or maybe even uninterested entirely—and that’s ok! Whatever the case, I’m here to hopefully be a resource for all things classic from the #nsale. If you haven’t already, you can see how I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in THIS POST and also check out my initial “sneak peek” post featuring Classic Buys From The #Nsale.

It’s true things definitely sell out quickly (especially cardigans from Topshop, Madewell, BP., Barefoot Dreams; anything Free People or Nike, Adidas, etc) so one tip is to not sit on your cart for too long. I love how Nordstrom offers free shipping, so it makes it easy to grab multiple sizes and send back what doesn’t work. I also love checking out online and using the in-store pickup option, so you can more easily snag things and try them on without the hassle of rifling through racks.

Without further ado, I’m rounding up my favorites from multiple categories, so you can hopefully find a bit of inspiration! I’ll also share my purchases and try-ons in the next couple days and throughout the sale if it’s helpful! I highly, highly recommend knowing what your closet lacks most and starting there but here are some of my personal favorites.

As always, thank you for reading and happy shopping!

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: DENIM

Top Row: RAG & BONE | HUDSON | FRAME

Second Row: BLANKNYC | PAIGE | LEVI’S

Bottom Row: MADEWELL | PAIGE | MADEWELL

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: UNDER $100

Wrap Sweater | Cream Pullover | Peasant Top | Lace Cami

Cardigan | Ivory Blouse | Cream Sweater | Cashmere Tee

Wrap Top | Popcorn Sweater | Wrap Top | Polka Dot Wrap

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: CARDIGANS

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: SWEATERS

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: TOPS

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com
2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: BOOTS & BOOTIES

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access | www.girlmeetsgold.com

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: ACCESSORIES

Ray-Ban | Ray-Ban | Scarf

Felt Hat | Felt Hat | Straw Hat

Belt Bag | Backpack | Circle Bag

xx Tyler

Classic Buys & Favorites From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

Classic Buys & Favorites From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Outerwear: Brown Suede Moto | Tan Suede Moto | Black Moto | Denim Jacket | Plaid Blazer

Sweaters: Navy Crewneck | Black Crewneck | Cream Cardigan | Grey V-Neck | Cream Pullover

Denim: Paige Skinny | Rag & Bone Skinny | Levi’s Wedgie | Paige Straight Slim | Frame Skinny

Shoes: Tan Ankle Boot | Nude Loafer | Brown Ankle Boot | Black Bootie | Black Slingback Pump

UPDATE: See more #Nsale Favorites in THIS POST

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opens to the public on Friday, July 12th at 12:30pm PST, so I wanted to roundup some of my favorites from the #nsale for you. Note that these items are not available to shop just yet but once the sale is live on Friday, cardholders will be able to shop everything Early Access. I recommend bookmarking this page, so it’s easier for you to shop once the sale is live.

You can find out more about the sale + how I like to shop it HERE, as well as my picks, purchases and favorites from year’s past HERE. I’ll also link a ton of items in one place on the #nsale tab of my blog which you can find HERE.

I’ll also be sharing more of what I buy, including try-ons and sizing in the next few days and throughout the sale! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Top Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Denim

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cardigans

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sweaters

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Tops

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Outerwear

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shoes

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Bags & Accessories

As always, thank you for reading and happy shopping!

xx Tyler

Everything You Need to Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 + Sneak Peeks

Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 + Sneak Peeks | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog

My #Nsale Favorites + Classic Picks Post

What Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This yearly, one-of-a-kind sale (the #Nsale) comes with some major hype. For a few select weeks during the summer, Nordstrom offers new fall fashion (in addition to summer favorites) on major sale. You'll want to take advantage of this sale if you're looking to get a head start on your fall and winter wardrobe, make a few key investment purchases or if you simply love a great deal on home, fashion and beauty.

When Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This year, Early Access for cardholders is from Friday, July 12th at 12:30pm EST - July 19th. You can shop Early Access if you’re a Nordstrom Cardholder, which I do highly recommend. Public access to The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be July 19, 2019-August 4, 2019. Nordy Club Icons and Ambassadors can shop online starting July 11th. Prices go up August 5th!

#Nsale Tips and Strategy

I would be lying if I said there wasn’t an extreme amount of hype around this sale. For that reason, items really do sell out fast. Yet—my biggest tip is ironically not to stress trying to grab everything you see. I’ll admit I’ve gotten caught up in the mentality of “everyone’s buying this, so I need to buy this” but the past couple years, I’ve shifted. I’m no longer frantically looking through every category. I know what items my closet needs and that’s how I shop the sale.

Prioritize Your Shopping Needs

Browsing the entire sale can get overwhelming very quickly, so it’s nice to have a focus. I like to start the sale having a clear picture of what I want or need. I suggest going through your own closet (mentally or literally) and making note of what you’re lacking or what you’d like to invest in. Personally, I love grabbing a pair of new, high-quality jeans on sale and chic, everyday flats are another of the first things I look for. Maybe you’re looking for a great pair of everyday booties for the fall and winter season. Or you need a new work bag, sneakers or staple sweaters. Whatever the case is for you—start there!

Last year, I bought my favorite grey duster cardigan I honestly throw on at least a couple times a week, no matter the season. It’s truly a staple for me. A few years ago, I picked up my first pair of designer black booties and they’re still in rotation in my closet. It’s a great opportunity to invest in these key wardrobe staples.

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My 2018 #NSALE BUYS above

Browse categories based on what your closet needs most.

Here are a few of the main categories I like to take advantage of: denim, bags, shoes, sweaters, outerwear. I usually start with the anchor pieces (like denim, shoes or a new bag that goes with everything), then move on to sweaters, tops (I usually look for date night or work tops) and outerwear, followed by beauty and accessories.

More Sale Tips

  • I prefer to purchase everything online and utilize their curbside or in-store pickup option when available. That way, I can buy online without the hassle and they usually have dressing rooms added to the order pickup section, so it's easy to quickly try-on items if needed.

  • Don't be afraid to place multiple orders! I love Nordstrom because of their free shipping which means I never feel like I'm wasting money or sitting on my cart to wait to ship multiple items together.

  • Things sell out very quickly, so I like to snag items I know I want, then do another round to make sure I didn't miss anything or to grab things that came back in stock. Items that sell of quickly are BP., Topshop + Barefoot Dreams cardigans, Nike sneakers, pullover sweaters.

  • Don’t hesitate to grab multiple sizes, so you can keep what works and easily send back what doesn’t. Again—free shipping!

  • Think beyond clothing! Don’t forget to check out the home department!

A Few Sneak Peeks I’m Loving From The #NSale

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You can see more of my #nsale posts from previous years HERE and I welcome you to come back and shop with me when the sale starts! I will be sharing items I love, what I’m buying, try-ons, shopping guides and more throughout the sale.

As always, thank you for reading and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions via email or Instagram DM.

xx Tyler

A Few More Summer Favorites

A Black & White Summer Outfit

A Black & White Summer Outfit

This summer, I’m trying to say “no” to too many trends and keep my closet as classic as can be. So, easy and effortless outfits have become my favorite summer go-to. I’m not saying I won’t try anything trendy and fun for the season (I love a good printed midi dress or skirt as much as the next person) but there’s something that just makes you feel good when you know your seasonal items are going to last through the season and beyond. And when you can wear them in so many ways. 🙌🏼

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A Day Trip to Napa

A Day Trip to Napa

Whenever the weather starts to warm up around here one of my favorite things to do is head to Napa Valley. It’s a pretty quick trip for us living in the Bay Area (about a 45 minute drive), so it’s easy to do a day trip for a little wine tasting, eating, relaxing, shopping, exploring—really anything that suits you. It’s just a beautiful place to spend your time and you can’t go wrong with any avenue you choose. We went for an early birthday celebration and I typically get a lot of requests to share our itinerary, so I wanted to dedicate a post to our quick day trip!

You can also see what we did for my 30th birthday weekend in Napa last year and my sister’s bachelorette party a couple years ago.

Also—skip to the end of this post to see a full list of Napa recommendations.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Vacation

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Vacation

This post is a bit delayed but I figured it’s better late than never! If you follow along on Instagram, you might already know we took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last month. And it was pretty wonderful. It’s somewhere I’ve been going the last 5 or so years ever since my parents bought a condo there. Fun fact, they actually honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta almost 40 years ago, so it’s always been a special place for them. Now, it’s a special place for all of us—my sister and her husband even got married there! 

We feel incredibly grateful to have a wonderful home to stay there but, because of this, I unfortunately don’t have hotel recommendations. However, I’m always happy to try to help in any way I can, so feel free to reach out with any questions in that realm and I’ll do my very best. 

Their building is located in Zona Romantica (the Romantic Zone), which is where we spent mostly all of our vacation. It’s filled with plenty of boutique hotels, art galleries, cafes, global restaurants, cute cobblestone streets, beaches and more.

The majority of this post is dedicated to what I wore but I’m also sharing a list of some of our favorite places to eat, plus things to do and see. I hope you enjoy!

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White Jeans with Grey Tee and Denim Jacket

White Jeans with Grey Tee and Denim Jacket

Usually, I’m sharing an outfit with a white top and I’m sure you all know that’s my go-to outfit by now. But when I want an easy way to mix things up, I swap out my light wash jeans for black or white denim. I recently pulled out these white Everlane high rise skinny jeans I got last year and they’re a great effortless style for the season. I sized up in them last year and they’re an ever-so-slightly slightly relaxed fit on me. If you want them skinnier, I would definitely stick to your normal size, as they do bag out slightly. FYI, I’m 5’6” and have the ankle length and am wearing a size 26. They’re also a great price at $68!

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