Our Picks from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Faves

It’s that time of year again – the yearly Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This year I am really focused on quality items that you can get so much use out of. Timeless pieces that can be worn all the time and paired with different pieces to create so many looks. Like comfortable denim, dresses to wear to weddings (and beyond), skincare items and boots. It’s also a great time to stock up on gifts – whether it be housewarming gifts for friends you haven’t seen in a while or gifts for your wedding party or just because gifts, we’ve found some great options there as well!

If you are new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the sale is unlike any other sale because, for a limited time, brand new Fall styles are marked down at major discounted prices. SO many amazing designer and brand name pieces are on sale for only a few weeks and at limited quantities! The prices then go back up for the rest of the season.

I know — I hear this all the time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the #nsale. As always, we try to keep our guides easy to shop with just a few favorites from each category.

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

First things first, when you become a Nordy Club member you get access to the Nordstrom Sale early! That means that before the shelves have been swept, you can grab your favorites!

As of July 12, early access to Anniversary is officially live for Nordstrom’s Nordy Club Icons. (If you aren’t sure what level you are, log into your Nordstrom account and they’ll tell you!) If you can’t shop the sale just yet, no worries at all! We’ve done the browsing work for you to save time and have picked our faves below. We recommend saving your faves to a wishlist so once you can start shopping the sale, you are all set! And be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll keep this page updated with restocks, new finds, etc!

Here are all the dates for the different levels for this year:

• Nordy Club Icons: July 12
• Nordy Club Ambassadors: July 14
• Nordy Club Influencers: July 16
• Anniversary Sale opens to the general public: July 28

So let’s get shopping!

As a reminder, you can save your faves to a Wishlist if you can’t shop yet so all your picks are ready once you have access to the Sale! Below are the things I have on my wishlist or already own that I think you guys will love. I’ve divided everything up into categories so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for…happy shopping!

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Jen’s Picks for Jeans

Nordstrom Sale Best Jeans
The Nordstrom sale is my fave time to update my jeans and there are a few pairs I have my eye on. Here are some pairs on my wishlist (Rag and Bone, AG and Paige are some of my personal denim faves and if you can get them on sale, major bonus!) if you are looking to update your jeans…

  1. Paige Verdugo Ripped Raw Hem Crop Skinny Jeans ($149.90 after sale $225)
  2. Rag & Bone Dre Slim Ankle Boyfriend Jeans ($149.90 after sale $225)
  3. BLANKNYC Madison Ripped Crop Straight Leg Jeans ($54.90 after sale $98)
  4. Paige Cindy Ripped Straight Leg Jeans ($149 after sale $229)
  5. 7 For All Mankind Dojo Tailorless Flare Leg Jeans ($99.90 after sale $198)
  6. 7 For All Mankind High Waist Straight Leg Jeans ($138.90 after sale $208)
  7. AG The Ex-Boyfriend Slim Jeans ($149.90 after sale $225)
  8. BLANKNYC Baxter Super High Waist Ripped Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans ($54.90 after sale $98)

The Best Tops + Sweaters from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Sale tops and sweaters 2021My uniform of choice is jeans, a tee and a duster or sweater – or jeans and a vintage tee. All about the comfort with casual Cali style over here! A few things on my list – or that I love and think you guys will love….

  1. Shaylee Long Cardigan ($49.90 after sale $68) Also, these Barefoot Dreams cardigans are a great deal and SO cozy!
  2. BB Dakota Halifax Pleated Duster ($59.90 after sale $99) – this just speaks to me! The color is marble patina…yep!
  3. Free People Henley Tee ($45.90 after sale $68) – comes in a bunch of colors and perfect for fall!
  4. Daydreamer Queen Boyfriend Tee ($44.90 after sale $69) — lots of Daydreamer Rock Tees on sale! Also love this Love One Another Tee.
  5. Madewell Kent Colorblock Cardigan ($58.90 after sale $98)
  6. Allsaints Rita Stripe Top ($49.90 after sale $75)

Need a jacket? This one is on my wishlist

Dresses to Wear to a Wedding

Nordstrom Sale Dresses 2021

I know lots of you are looking for dresses to wear to weddings this summer and fall..these are my fave dresses from the sale to wear to a wedding this summer or fall!

  1. Floral Long Sleeve Chiffon Dress ($59.90 after sale $99) – perfect for a fall wedding! I’d pair with black booties or heels depending on the venue.
  2. Floral Tie Back Midi Dress ($69.90 after sale $118) – perfect for a garden or greenhouse wedding!
  3. Free People Jess Wrap Maxi Dress ($98.90 after sale $148) – perfect for weddings or any day!
  4. Allsaints Satin Midi Slipdress ($99.90 after sale $150) – a chic look for a wedding, then add a cardigan over for a chic winter look!
  5. Floral Drop Waist Long Sleeve Dress ($76.90 after sale $129) – gorgeous for fall or winter!
  6. Metallic Stripe Jacquard A-Line Dress ($76.90 after sale $129) – wouldn’t this be so lovely for a bridal shower?

Fave Shoes from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Sale Shoes 2021As a huge sneaker fan, I’m a bit disappointed by the lack of sneaker options this year (although probably a good thing since I really don’t “need” another pair of sneakers!)…but if you do, I’m eyeing those P448 sneakers. I’ve heard great things about that brand. They also have TWO rad options for white boots for your wedding – we get lots of requests on where to find those and we found two pairs on sale!! Combat boots are also still big this year if you are looking for a pair…

  1. Marc Fisher Gadri Pointed Toe Bootie ($199 after sale $298) – these come in 5 colors
  2. Marc Fisher Jojo Pointed Toe Bootie ($129.90 after sale $198.95) – these come in 4 colors
  3. Allsaints Donita Combat Boot  ($199.90 after sale $348) – these come in 3 colors
  4. Vicar Combat Boot ($149.90 after sale $230) – comes in 4 colors
  5. Open Toe Bootie ($99.90 after sale $159.95)
  6. P448 Sneakers – I love both this pair and this pair! ($199 after sale $298)

If you need socks, these are my fave no-show socks – perfect time to stock up!

Jewelry + Hats we love from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


Nordstrom Sale Best of Jewelry 2021A few of my fave necklaces, hats, bags, sunglasses and more….

  1. Initial Pendant Necklace ($29.90 after sale $50) – this would make a great bridesmaids gift!
  2. Quay Sunglasses ($35.90 after sale $55)
  3. Opal Chain Stud Earrings ($13.90 after sale $22) – if you are looking for earrings, check out all the earrings on sale here
  4. Floppy Wool Felt Panama Hat ($25.90 after sale $39)
  5. Talisman Heart Engravable Pendant Necklace ($167.50 after sale $250)
  6. Edbury Leather Shoulder Bag ($196 after sale $329)
  7. Felt Rancher Hat ($25.90 after sale $39)
  8. Clare V. Simple Tote ($332.90 after sale $555)


Best Beauty Finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Sale Beauty 2021The Nordstrom Sale is a great time to stock up on some of your fave beauty products – or try one you’ve heard about but don’t want to spend full price. These are my picks – I’ve used every item here and can vouch that they are all amazing!!

  1. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Exfoliating Face Treatment Set ($114 after sale $170) – this product is one of my must-haves. This is a great price and I’m definitely stocking up!
  2. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil ($83.50 after sale $125) – this is Jason’s fave face oil (it has over 2k 4-star reviews!). Great gift for the hubby or yourself!
  3. Supergoop! Sunscreen Set ($39) – one of my fave sunscreen brands on sale!
  4. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment -($130 after sale $185) – I SWEAR by this mask. It’s the best. Only takes 5 minutes – use twice a week. Your skin will be GLOWING.
  5. Herbivore Botanicals Soak & Soften Set ($35) These all smell so good! This is an exclusive set for the Nordstrom sale.
  6. T3 Curling Iron ($99.99 after sale $149) I have this one and LOVE IT if you need a new curling iron. Also comes in Blush!
  7. Oribe Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set ($64) – my fave texturing spray!
  8. Body Wash and Body Lotion from Necessaire – ($35) – These smell so good and this is a special limited edition set.

For Your Home


Nordstrom Sale Home 2021Looking for some updates for your home? Or some gift ideas? I love stocking up on candles for gifts throughout the year and this is a great chance for that. Plus, my fave vacuum is on MAJOR sale! If you are looking for a vacuum, we LOVE LOVE our Dyson cordless vacuum and I highly recommend it!

  1. Marble & Acacia Wood Serving Board ($49.90 after sale $59) pair with this Set of 4 Cheese Knives ($24.90 after sale $34) for a lovely housewarming gift!
  2. Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Set ($56 after sale $80) – save these for individual gifts!
  3. Summer of Love Framed Print ($2890 after sale $39) – if you are looking for framed art, they have lots of great options!
  4. Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum ($579.99 after sale $699.99)
  5. Hydroflask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle ($32.90 after sale $44.95) – Love this fog color and this brand is popular for a reason! (they also have gray!)
  6. Calpak 22-Inch Rolling Spinner Suitcase ($98.90 after sale $165) – I have a Calpak 22 inch suitcase and LOVE it.
  7. Stagg EKG Electric Kettle ($119.90 after sale $169) Favorite tea kettle for pour over coffee. This would make a great wedding gift!
  8. Marble Coasters ($18.90 after sale $29) – not pictured but had to include!

Are you shopping the sale this year? What’s on your wish list?