Hats Off To The Nordstrom Sale – Even Though It Makes Us Crazy

Fashion blogger KatWalkSF in the BLANKBYC Faux Leather Snakeskin Moto Jacket, Brixton Hat and Jonie Jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

*you can put your hand down now


We’ve all received the same heartbreaking email:

Kathleen, an item from your order was canceled.
Sorry, your item is no longer available.

How about trying to navigate exactly what day you are allowed to shop the sale?

Do you have a Nordstrom card? Exactly how much do you have to spend on said Nordstrom card each year to shop the sale early??

Last year I was shopping the sale early with my mother (an icon level cardholder) at the Standford Shopping Center Nordstrom location and they let us shop in EVERY department but shoes. They let us try on ALL the shoes. Find the perfect pair and then the manager jumped on his high horse and told us that we could not purchase said shoes until the following day. My mother’s bedazzled card qualified for an early day of shopping…but he was NOT having it! No shoes for us!


But despite all the chaos that is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale it is (in my opinion) still the best sale of the year. It’s when I stock up on basic t-shirts and cardigans, my favorite Topshop and Good American jeans and the MOST COMFORTABLE blanket ever!

If you are still TEAM ANNIVERSARY SALE here are some of my top picks:

  • The Topshop Joni High Waist Jeans (featured in the first look of this post). Now I did not purchase these during the sale because I already owned them and loved them. When I saw them on the sale I could NOT have been more excited. At $39.90 not only are they a great price for jeans, but these are the kind of dark black stretchy jeans that can easily work as black pants for work. Runs small; order one size up. I’m wearing a size 30×30.
  • Tees! Give me all the basic white tees this time of the year and if you want to add a little flair to your tee snag the Something Navy Puff Sleeve Tee. I am wearing it in both of the looks in this post and have worn it (almost) every day since I snagged it. The sleeve detail takes this tee is anything but BASIC.
  • SPANX Faux Leather Leggings. $64.90 -> Just buy them, but if you need more info I did a full blog post on my love for these leggings and all things leopard on the sale here.
  • Beauty: the Oribe Gold Lust Set and the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Full-Size Lip Kit
  • Patagonia EVERYTHING. These classic San Francisco basics NEVER go on sale.
  • Have you worn Zella brand leggings? I just discovered this brand at the sale and I am in LOVE. Think of Lululemon quality and style at half the price.
  • I bought this candle because of its iridescent tie-dye vibes and now my entire house smells like an Anthropologie store.

Scroll down for two head-to-toe Nordstrom Anniversary Sale looks featuring the same sold-out hat.

More from the sale here + here.

KatWalkSF in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Brixton hat and Something Navy Something Navy Puff Sleeve Tee

Fashion blogger KatWalkSF in the BLANKBYC Faux Leather Snakeskin Moto Jacket, Brixton Hat and Jonie Jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

KatWalkSF in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Brixton hat and Something Navy top.

KatWalkSF in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Brixton hat and Something Navy Something Navy Puff Sleeve Tee

Fashion blogger KatWalkSF in the BLANKBYC Faux Leather Snakeskin Moto Jacket, Brixton Hat and Jonie Jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


What I Wore:


Hat: Brixton, Joanna III Wool Felt Hat

Jacket: BLANKNYC, Faux Leather Snakeskin Moto Jacket

Top: Something Navy, Puff Sleeve Tee

Jeans: Topshop, Jonie

Shoes: Rothy’s, Petal Pink Solid

Anklets: Marrin Costello

Sunglasses: Something Navy, 58mm Round Aviator Sunglasses

KatWalkSF wearing a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale look featuring the Brixton Hat and plaid tote.
KatWalkSF wearing a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale look featuring the Brixton Hat and plaid tote.

KatWalkSF wearing a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale look featuring the Brixton Hat and plaid tote.

KatWalkSF wearing a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale look featuring the Brixton Hat and plaid tote.


What I Wore


Hat: Brixton, Joanna III Wool Felt Hat

Blazer: Halogen, Plaid Double-Breasted Blazer

Top: Something Navy, Puff Sleeve Tee

Jeans: Good American, Good Flare Ripped Jeans

Shoes: M. Gemi, The Zeppa

Bag: CLARE V, Simple Plaid Tote

Sunglasses: Something Navy, 58mm Round Aviator Sunglasses

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