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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Now Trending: Heritage Classic

Elevated Essentials

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

Spring and Vacation Buys from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale

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The other day, I shared wardrobe essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale and today, I want to share styles that would be perfect for vacation and/or to get a head start on spring and summer shopping. I can’t stress enough how great of an opportunity this is to purchase those higher quality pieces that will last and last. It’s the sale I’ve snagged a lot of my favorite footwear in, bought several designer bags from and, of course, plenty of denim. With warm weather and vacations on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to roundup some must-haves. At the very least, their Vacation Shop is a great place for warm weather inspiration.

THE SALE DETAILS

Offer expires March 2 at 11:59pm PT

Buy More, Save More

Use code GOBIG19 for

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

TOPS

BOTTOMS

DRESSES and JUMPSUITS

SANDALS

VACATION BAGS

ACCESSORIES

Happy sale shopping and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Wardrobe Essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale

Wardrobe Essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale | www.girlmeetsgold.com

If you’ve been following along on my blog for a while, you know I’m always a huge proponent of taking advantage of major sales to make some of my best investment purchases. I can’t tell you how many of my favorite wardrobe staples were bought during the Shopbop Big Event. And how many of them are items in my closet I still wear, still reach for over and over, year after year. I absolutely adore Shopbop because they truly have high quality brands that offer really timeless staples. Are a lot of their items extremely high priced? Yes. Would I spend $200 on a t-shirt. Never. But what I will do and have done year after year is utilize this Buy More, Save More sale. sale to stock my closet with essentials. From some of my trusted, go-to brands like Levi’s and Madewell to my See By Chloe bags, Vince flats and more, this is THE sale I’ve snagged so many of them in.

THE DETAILS

Buy More, Save More

Use code GOBIG19 for

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

Since I still am truly trying to shop less, I’m focusing on wardrobe essentials (with somewhat of a spring-forward twist). I would highly recommend you think of what’s lacking in your own closet and concentrate on those particular items but I personally love adding an everyday, versatile flat or loafer to replace the countless Target or lower-quality brands I have. And I can never say no to stockpiling denim. If you’ve been eyeing a designer bag, this is a great opportunity to snag one. I also shared a post featuring a ton of great spring and vacation buys! You can find it HERE.

Without further ado, here are my capsule wardrobe essentials from the Shopbop Big Event

Tops

Bottoms

Outerwear

Shoes

Bags

As always, thank you so much for reading and happy shopping!

x Tyler

SHOP THE POST

5 Classic Buys from the Shopbop Sale on Sale

This post is done in collaboration with Social Root.

5 Classic Buys from the Shopbop Sale on Sale | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Happy 2019! Yesterday, you may have seen my post on how I’m shopping less and a big part of that post talked about how I’m focusing on building a closet full of staples. Items that are classic and timeless and will hopefully stay in my closet for years to come. I have said this over and over but one of my favorite times to shop for these pieces is during the biggest sales of the year, i.e. anniversary sales, Black Friday, etc.

shopbop sale 2019

The end of 2018 saw a multitude of incredible sales and Shopbop is keeping that momentum going. For 3 days, they are having a sale on their sale merchandise where you can snag an additional 25% off select sale items with the code HELLO2019. If you missed something on your Christmas list or want to add something fresh and timeless to your collection for 2019, this is a great opportunity.

Below are my top 5 classic buys of this amazing Shopbop sale. Items that are timeless, can pair perfectly with each other or with things already in your closet and that leave you feeling good about the investment in your wardrobe.

Happy 2019 and happy shopping!

No. 1 / The Plaid Blazer:

I’m newly into blazers and am already fully on board with the value of this timeless wardrobe staple. I love how they can dress up a basic outfit in an instant and a plaid style elevates your everyday jeans and tee look. This is one of those layers that just makes you feel instantly chic.

No 2. / The Ankle Jean:

Ankle jeans aren’t just a spring and summer staple. They’re the perfect style to pair with ankle boots this season to let just the right hint of skin show. I love the added interested a frayed hem gives these classic skinny jeans.

No. 3 / The Striped Tee:

Perhaps one of the most important pieces in a well-curated closet is the striped tee. I love the twist on this everyday style for the colder seasons thanks to the long sleeves and mock neck, but you can really wear this style year-round. I also adore the Splendid brand. All of their pieces are high quality in terms of both fabric and fit.

No 4. / The Belt Bag:

A belt bag has actually been on my list for a while and I really love how this one is convertible—you can also use it as a clutch! This is one of those classic, cool-girl pieces to take your look somewhere new—and hands-free. 🙌🏼

No 5 / The Block Heel Ankle Boot:

I’ve actually had these boots in my cart for a while—since before they went on sale. Their current price point is such a steal and the oat color is timeless and versatile. I love the very subtle scaled texture for just the right amount of interest with a unique vibe. I can see these easily going from day to dressy and even paired with dresses in the spring time.

You can see more from the sale HERE and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

2018 Black Friday Sale Finds!

2018 Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you’re all enjoying time off, time with friends and family and maybe a little bit of Black Friday shopping. I wanted to share some favorite sale finds in a roundup here for you. You can also see my list of Black Friday sales in my post HERE.

black friday sales

This has become one of my favorite outfit combinations and so many of these staples are on sale! See list below. You can see more of this look in my blog post HERE.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings size small - 20% off

Madewell Surplus Jacket size XS - On Sale + Extra 25% off with code DEALWITHIT

Nike Sneakers size 8 (I’m between 8 and 8.5 and always wear 8 in Nike) - not part of BF but still on sale for under $100!

Ray-Ban Sunglasses - 20% off

athleisure black friday

I have a full post on this outfit you can see HERE. My Splendid Jogger pants and favorite Splendid thermal shirt are both 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY! I’m wearing an xs in the pants and a small in the shirt.

grey sweater

I shared this outfit in this post the other day and absolutely adore this Free People pullover. It’s crazy soft and has a great lived-in, effortless feel. It’s currently 40% off! My jeans are also on sale at Levi’s for 40% off and are also included in the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale.

Black Friday Sweaters and Outerwear

Black Friday Jeans and Pants

Black Friday Shoes

Black Friday Bags and Accessories

Black Friday Beauty Deals

Let me know if there’s anything specific you’re looking for and happy shopping!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler