My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Picks – Size and Fit Information!

Today I’m sharing all my dressing room favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I’m showing you how they look on a person, and giving size and fit advice. 

 

After the craziness of yesterday on day one of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, hopefully things have settled a little bit and the Nordstrom site will stay stable. If you’re unsure of how to shop the sale, I answered it all in THIS POST!

I tried on a few things you’d been asking about, so I have sizing and fit and quality for each of these pieces!

Also I’ll be sharing more of WHAT I PURCHASED and a ton of OUTFIT IDEAS over the next few weeks as the sale continues and things come back in stock.

suede moto jacket in olive green from the #nsale
this striped t-shirt is perfect for summer and as a layer for fall

 

Item: BLANKNYC SUEDE MOTO JACKET
The color of THIS JACKET is very different from the picture online. It’s a really pretty olive, not brownish-green.
Sizing: I wore a small here, but ordered an XS online for a closer fit. I have THIS OTHER BLANKNYC SUEDE JACKET and also wear a size XS in that one. It definitely fits TTS.

 

Item: RAW HEM STRIPED TEE –  ONLY $12!
This STRIPED TEE is super lightweight, and makes a great layering tee. Comes in a LONG SLEEVE VERSION HERE!
Sizing: Wearing size XS – it runs big. The neckline is not as low as it appears on the site. Comes in more colors.


Item: BP HIGH WAISTED JEANS – UNDER $50!
 I was surprisingly impressed by THESE JEANS. The high waist isn’t too high, the material is thick and has some stretch. It won’t sag!
Sizing: I’m wearing my normal size 26 – they fit TTS!

 

rust and stripes are my favorite fall combo
you can half tuck your shirt to make it look more complete!

Item: LEITH CIRCLE CARDIGAN
This was maybe my FAVORITE CARDIGAN OF THE SALE. It’s not too heavy, but it’s cozy and super soft and stretchy.
Sizing: wearing a size XS. Runs just slightly big, but stick with your normal size. 
Item: BP. RAW EDGE LONG SLEEVE TEE – only $20!
This LONG SLEEVE TEE is a great layering tee you could tie around your waist, wear under a boxy pullover, tuck into a skirt, or wear under a jacket or cardigan. I did a little knot at the waist. Tons of possibilities!
Sizing: Wearing a size small. Fits a little roomy and is long – size down if you want less of an oversized fit!
Item: BP HIGH WAISTED JEANS – UNDER $50!
 
I was surprisingly impressed by THESE JEANS. The high waist isn’t too high, the material is thick and has some stretch. It won’t sag!
Sizing: I’m wearing my normal size 26 – they fit TTS!
perfect comfy thermal for fall
my favorite jacket of the sale

I’m in love with this jacket! Such a cool vibe with the hood, or can be removed to make it super chic. I love the BLACK color, but I went with the MUSHROOM instead. But the EVERGREEN color is stunning!
Sizing: I’m wearing an XS. If you plan to wear sweaters underneath it, stay with your normal size. If not, you could maybe size down. I’d say it runs just slightly big.
Item: BP. RIBBED CARDIGAN TOP – Only $25!
I’m obsessed with THIS TOP. A great layering piece, or perfect stand alone with jeans. It’s so soft, has a lot of stretch, and hugs and flows in all the right spots.
Sizing: Wearing a size small. Has an oversized fit! The neckline is also a little low, FYI, but in a very flattering way.
Item: BP HIGH WAISTED JEANS – UNDER $50!
 
I was surprisingly impressed by THESE JEANS. The high waist isn’t too high, the material is thick and has some stretch. It won’t sag!
Sizing: I’m wearing my normal size 26 – they fit TTS!
a cozy, simple sweater for fall

 

 

Item: BP. TEXTURED STITCH SWEATER – only $25!
I love the quality of THIS SWEATER. Soft, durable, not going to get snagged on things…this is a winner. Also I love the long sleeve length – it makes it feel more cozy! It comes in a bunch of colors too!
Sizing: Wearing a size medium here because it was all they had. I like that it gives it even more of an oversized feel, but I could definitely have sized down. It runs TTS!

 

Item: BP HIGH WAISTED JEANS – UNDER $50!
 
I was surprisingly impressed by THESE JEANS. The high waist isn’t too high, the material is thick and has some stretch. It won’t sag!
Sizing: I’m wearing my normal size 26 – they fit TTS!

 

love this colorful sweater I found in the #nsale!

Item: TOPSHOP COLOR BLOCK SWEATER
I didn’t expect to like this COLOR BLOCK SWEATER very much, but I actually love it! It’s so soft, it has pretty and bright colors, and it’s perfectly oversized.
Sizing: Wearing size US 6. TTS with an oversized fit in some areas.

Item: BP HIGH WAISTED JEANS – UNDER $50!
 
I was surprisingly impressed by THESE JEANS. The high waist isn’t too high, the material is thick and has some stretch. It won’t sag!
Sizing: I’m wearing my normal size 26 – they fit TTS!

add a long sweater over a bodycon dress to dress it down
ribbed bodycon dress

Item: RIBBED BODY-CON MIDI DRESS – Under $30!
A CUTE LITTLE BLACK DRESS you can dress down with sneakers or dress up with heels! And you can’t beat the price. It’s stretchy and it’s comfortable!
Sizing: Sized up to a medium for a less bodycon fit, but ended up purchasing a size small.

 

Item: BP STITCH CURVE HEM CARDIGAN – only $31!
If you want a slightly warmer and thicker cardigan, this CARDIGAN is a great choice. I also love the cut of this cardigan with the circle hem. It’s not quite as soft as the LEITH CARDIGAN, but it’s close.
Sizing: wearing a size XS. It runs just slightly big!

in love with the color of this pretty cardigan

Item: LEITH SIDE SPLIT MIDI CARDIGAN – Under $50!
This color of lavender is huge this season, so I had to try on THIS CARDIGAN. It’s super lightweight  and it’s crazy soft. I didn’t expect to love the long length, but I do! I’m 5’6″ for heigh reference.
Sizing: 
Wearing a size small. It runs large! 

 

Item: RIBBED BODY-CON MIDI DRESS – Under $30!
A CUTE LITTLE BLACK DRESS you can dress down with sneakers or dress up with heels! And you can’t beat the price. It’s stretchy and it’s comfortable!
Sizing: Sized up to a medium for a less bodycon fit, but ended up purchasing a size small.

these Good American Jeans are worth the hype!

Item: CASLON LONG SLEEVE SCOOP NECK TEE – Under $20!
I had to try on this other LONG SLEEVE STRIPE TEE and I think I prefer this CASLON one to the BP Stripe one. The finished hems make it feel a little more long lasting.
Sizing: They didn’t have a small left in store when I tried these on, so I’m wearing a medium and it’s big. Don’t size up for a looser fit – it has one already!

 

Item: GOOD AMERICAN JEANS – Living up to the hype!
I’ve heard that THESE JEANS are amazing (especially for curvy girls!), so I had to try them on. I love, love, love them! so flattering, super comfortable, and won’t stretch out. The only downside for me was that the calves were a little loose for my taste, but not enough to really bother me.
Sizing: Wearing size 0. Perfect mid rise, and love the wash.

an easy black and white outfit
obsessed with this kenneth cole jacket

Item: BLACK MADEWELL SKINNY JEANS – my favorite brand!
I’m so excited to see Madewell pieces included in the sale this year! I absolutely love Madewell’s jeans, so I had to try this black pair. They’re comfortable, cute, flattering, and a good thick, stretchy material that won’t sag throughout the day. THIS PAIR of MADEWELL JEANS is also on sale!
Sizing: They fit TTS! These ones are a little long and might require a cuff at the ankle. I’m 5’6″ for height reference.

Item: CASLON LONG SLEEVE SCOOP NECK TEE – Under $20!
I had to try on this other LONG SLEEVE STRIPE TEE and I think I prefer this CASLON one to the BP Stripe one. The finished hems make it feel a little more long lasting. I tied a little knot at the waist to accentuate it!
Sizing: They didn’t have a small left in store when I tried these on, so I’m wearing a medium and it’s big. Don’t size up for a looser fit – it has one already!

 

Item: KENNETH COLE ENVELOPE JACKET – Perfect Jacket for Fall

This ENVELOPE COAT is more like a jacket than a coat – it’s more lightweight than I expected. It’s the perfect kind of jacket for fall (it’s definitely not a winter coat). I love the color and the cut of it – modern, simple, and a little bit edgy.
Sizing: I’m in an XS. Their sizing recommends sizing up, but I’d stick to your normal size!

waterproof bootie in the perfect classic style
blondo bootie

Item: BLONDO WATERPROOF BOOTIE – Perfect, Classic Style!

These were my top pick in YESTERDAY’S BLOG POST, so I went in and tried them on. They’re a perfect heel height (2 1/2 inches) so they’re super easy to walk in. They feel a little stiff, but you can tell they’ll soften up quickly. They’re the kind of ankle boot you could wear with a dress or jeans, or even shorts!
Sizing: I tried on my normal size 8 and they fit perfectly. TTS.

the most gorgeous ankle boot
these shoes are so incredibly flattering

Item: STEVE MADDEN OPEN SIDE BOOTIE – New Favorite of the Sale!

After going in store and trying on a few pairs of boots, I decided THESE OPEN SIDE BOOTIES are my new favorite of the sale. They’re a perfect color, soooo flattering, and not too tall of a heel. Buying these immediately.
Sizing: TTS! I wear a size 8 and they fit perfectly.

 

leopard flat from the nordstrom anniversary sale
the side doesn't bother me at all

Item: SAM EDELMAN LEOPARD FLAT – cuter in person than I expected!

I saw these LEOPARD FLATS online and the curve sides turned me off. I didn’t even include them in my roundup yesterday because I just thought they were ugly. But then I tried them on in store and the curved side is minimal and didn’t bother me at all! They’re one of several leopard shoes in the sale and I’ve linked all of them above!
Sizing: These fit TTS and they’re comfortable!

steve madden studded flats we found in the sale
studded flats for women

Item: STEVE MADDEN STUDDED MULE – perfect transitional flat

These are the cutest little flats you can wear now during the summer, and into fall. They’re comfy, easy to slide on and off, and will add a little fun and edge to any outfit. They come in a bunch of colors!
SizingWearing a size 8 and they’re true to size! My foot is turned weird in this picture which makes them look a little loose, but they’re not!

I’ll be sharing more try on sessions in the coming days and weeks – I hope this sizing and fit info is helpful!! xox

12 Comments

  1. Simone says:

    The BP jeans that you tried on in these pictures, are they dark wash? The link they go to shows Medium wash and I Wasn’t sure if dark wash was sold out or if they are medium wash but look dark. Thanks 🙂

    • Merrick says:

      There’s only one wash – the ones on the site are the same I’m wearing. I think the dressing room lighting just makes them look a little darker. They’re a good medium wash…not too dark and not light. They’ll go with everything and can easily be dressed up or down!

      Hope that helps!

  2. MakEnzie says:

    This was so so helpful, thank you for your hard work gEtting this together! Xo

  3. I love that chunky striped sweater!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. Becky says:

    Love lOve love the steve madden booties! Are you able to wear a no show sock with these and Not have them show thRough the side? Thanks!

  5. Britt says:

    Did you try on the halogen leather jacket ($199)?Wondering if it looks better on than on the website.

  6. Michelle says:

    This finally convinced me to open a nordstrom card and shop the sale…there are too many good deals to pass up! things i’d had my eye on that i couldn’t financially justify are more reasonable with the card discount and the sale…thank you for all the info you’ve shared…i restocked my neulash serums (totally worth it, ladies…the longer i use it, the better the results!) and got the microneedling set. xo

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