Posted on: July 11, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

It’s that time of the year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has opened to all cardholders, and opens to the public to shop next Monday July 15th! I popped in stores to try on a bunch of pieces and wanted to share a few that stood out. I’ll be adding video reviews here so be sure to follow there for new try-ons this week!

AG wide crop jeans (size down), Open Edit top xs, Schutz sandals 5.5 (love these!)

1. Designer Denim Pick: AG Saige Jeans

These are a winner! Such a flattering cut with petite-friendly length (works on me with flats), very soft denim with stretch, and a beautiful lighter blue wash. These run bigger at the waist to me – I was trying on 24 and may be able to size down to 23. The cut is similar to the Madewell jeans I adore, except the AG fabric just has a luxuriously soft feel. Here’s the same style AG Saige jean in other non-sale colors, if you want to read customer reviews.

Another pick from the NSale denim selection this year is the Madwell wide crop with pockets! Very cute and flattering, just note this is a full length style so I’d ideally wear 2.5 to 3 inch heels with this. It looks cropped on the model but it’s a little past full length on me. Sizing down to 23 in this fit me perfectly.

2. Dyson Deals

20% off their Airwrap and hair dryer. I use the dryer the most (it’s significantly cut down my thick hair drying time without harsh temps), and it has also made a great luxe gift that actually gets use.

3. Gentle Souls Booties (4 colors)

My most worn shoes last winter. It feels wrong to think about cold weather fashion now, but I was excited to see these since black and brown were all sold out last year!

Very walking friendly – I clocked miles in these around Boston last winter!

Cushioned pad inside the footbed for comfort and support

Low block heel gives a small boost

Slim stretch shaft fits perfectly inside the leg openings of my jeans and pants

Flexible, nonslip soles

Sizing TTS to slightly narrower for me. I’m usually 5 to 5.5 and got 5.5 in these.

While these are not the most fashion forward look (I’d like the rounded toe to be a little more shapely), they’re classic and the comfort can’t be beat. I rarely go this hard on one item, but ended up hunting them down last year in black, brown and mushroom! See the light taupe /mushroom color on me here.

Gentle Souls boot 5.5, Amazon cardigan s, Quince sweater xs, Levis jeans (24×26 fits me best now)

4. baby gear Deals

Each year I say the BEST Anniversary sale deals are in the kids gear department, especially if you were already planning on buying something at full price (like we unfortunately did for several of these items). I’ll go into more detail on the gear we own, but the main items to check out are listed here:

Stroller picks – including the exact Cybex one-to-two kids stroller we use daily (read my review), our light & compact Yoyo travel stroller, and the popular Doona and UPPAbaby

Other name brand baby gear picks: Nuna carseats, Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair, Babybjorn bouncer just to name a few

Trying on Zella effortless dress xs, Madewell sandals runs a little narrow

5. Zella atheisure dress

Atheisure dresses = genius. These are made of athleisure fabrics but look totally chic and normal for everyday wear and travel. There’s a built in shelf bra with light removable padding, and pockets!

I don’t know when Zella stopped making size xxs, but it’s a big bummer : / While the XS fit me okay, an xxs would’ve been ideal and more fitted at the bodice. The length is maxi on me so if you’d like a midi, this would be a good use of Nordstrom’s free alteration services for cardholders!

I didn’t get to try on the Sweaty Betty option, but that’s a popular one in the same concept!

6. Allsaints dalby jacket

One of the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items each year in terms of the high quality and fit for petites! Soft like butter, very petite-friendly slim fit, timeless style. I’ve had mine for a few years and don’t think it’ll ever go out of style. Allsaints jackets run small and I originally got 00 which is very snug on me now, so in hindsight I should’ve gone with 0. I did try on this years’ jacket to make sure it’s the same, and the 0 fit me best.

Allsaints Dalby jacket (runs small), Gap jeans 24 petite (runs big), YSL bag small

7. Madewell essentials tote (2 colors)

If you’re looking for an everyday work tote that fits a laptop without being overwhelming in size for petites, this seems like a great option in 2 beautiful l rich colors.

This is that roomy capacity but not too large size, with a magnetic inner closer and two handle straps for either wearing over your shoulder or carrying by hand. Convenient outer pocket to slip in your phone, and there’s smaller inner pocket too.

This is the Allsaints ruana wrap that I can never resist trying on each year, but always find it to be too big and long. One-size-fits-all wraps are challenging for petites, which is why we made the Edited Pieces reversible poncho in two petite-friendly lengths!

8. Longchamp Bags

The mini Le Pliage bag is seriously cute with a detachable crossbody strap. The classic large size Le Pliage tote is also part of NSale this year for the first time – usually it’s just the expandable travel bag. The Le Pliage collection is extra lightweight and folds down very small for portability.

9. Cropped Allsaints dalby

The even more petite-friendly sister of the Allsaints leather jacket listed above, back in an olive color for Nsale 2024. This is a shorter length which is really nice for showing off the waistline on petites, especially when worn with dresses, skirts, or high rise jeans. In the photo from last year I’m trying on a 2, and feel that a 0 would’ve been perfect.

Allsaints cropp jacket, old Rails dress (similar colors, very cute in person), Ann Taylor shoes

10. Nordstrom mary jane flats (4 colors)

A close look-for-less option for my beloved Dolce Vita flats. The shape is extremely similar with a modern rounded square toe and feminine thin strap. The DV is cut just a little lower at the toes.

Size-wise, the fit of both pairs feels TTS and similar (I’m usually 5 or 5.5, and take 5.5). Quality wise, the DV leather is a little more padded so I do think it’s worth the higher price if budget allows.

On my foot in black: Nordstrom flats 5.5 // On my foot in cream: my original Dolce Vita flats 5.5

Other Try-Ons

Sam Edelman trench. Detachable hood and belted. This one fits me (5 ft. tall) decently throughout, just note that the sleeve length will likely increase as size goes up. The material feels like medium weight cotton with structure and a slight coating.

Trying on Sam Edelman trench xxs

Nordstrom zip cardigan. Was looking for good quality knit pieces and this cardigan was giving me Vince vibes. I’m trying on xs which was a loose casual fit on me with the sleeves cuffed up, but this is available online in xxs. Cardigan is a medium weight wool / alpaca blend, and the style is very easy to throw on over a tank and jeans.

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