Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Recommendations & Wish List

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and I’m sharing a few recommended products, as well as what’s on my wish list.

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here again, and honestly, even though I’m being extremely mindful of my spending this year I am so glad to see something so normal happening! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale, which usually happens in July, is a pre-fall sale where participating designers work with Nordstrom to bring customers limited edition items for fall that you’ll only find at Nordstrom. Everything is priced at about a 30% markdown, which brands typically don’t do for new season items. This sale is a big deal and a great time to try new products, restock old favorites, and get ready for fall!

I for one am not looking forward to fall, *gasp*. There, I said it; I’m not at all looking forward to fall this year. Despite all the craziness in the world, and my family’s personal plans to move being pushed back, I am actually really enjoying summer! Perhaps because it’s the first summer in 5 years that I haven’t been pregnant, breastfeeding, or in Florida, ha! Lilly is old enough that everything isn’t a hazard to her, or that I have to constantly be carrying the little furnace around, and it’s just made such a difference this year. So yeah, not ready for summer to end. While I won’t be buying any booties, over sized sweaters, or suede-effect leggings, there are a few things that I love from previous Nordstrom Anniversary sales that I’ll be buying again this year. Keep reading for those things, plus recommended products, MatM reader favorite products, and what’s on my wish list!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Recommendations & Wish List

Barbour jacket – Ok, so there is one thing about fall that I’m looking forward to, and that’s getting my Barbour jacket out of storage! Nate bought me a similar style to this for my birthday last year, and since we had such a mild winter, it was the only jacket I wore from November to April! It’s just the best jacket for northern autumns, southern winters, or anytime you want to look super British Country- chic! I highly recommend snagging one in this versatile neutral olive, or classic black for yourself at this price: $176.90.

Ugg fleece-lined bow socks – One can not possibly have too many pairs of socks, which is why I’ve included TWO of my favorite socks in this list. I love scooting around the house in a cozy pair of cute socks during cold months, and these shimmery gold cable-knit socks are perfect for just that! Comes in two colors, $32.90.

Levi’s jeans – Every lady needs a pair of figure-flattering high-rise stretch denim. For curvy ladies like me, high-rise is the way to go as I feel it really flatters the shape and doesn’t constantly slide down. I prefer stretch denim as it has better recovery, is more comfortable (think structured leggings), and overall just looks better than non-stretch 98% or more cotton content denim. $63.90.

Alo ribbed tank – This one is at the TOP of my wish list – the color, the flattering neckline, build-in shelf bra, and forgiving ribbed material. Love it! I’m always looking for just the right pieces to add to my workout-wear wardrobe (which is actually very small), and this top looks like it will be the perfect addition, at a shockingly low for this brand price, $39.95. Also comes in a dark blue, and I always size up in workout clothes.

Bombas ankle socks – These are the best and only ankle socks I will buy/wear anymore. They are truly invisible with any pair of sneakers and unlike every other pair I’ve tried, don’t squeeze the top of your foot and leave a painful indent by the end of the day. Most importantly, the rubber ankle grip actually works – these do not slide down! I highly recommend these, especially if you wear Supergas! A three-pack is $23.90.

Alo mockneck sweatshirt – Alright, there is one oversized sweater on my wish list, but if I’m getting the Alo ribbed tank in glass blue, I might as well get the matching sweatshirt, right?! This lovely, cozy, and practical purchase needs no justification but if you’re still not convinced, it comes in two other equally stunning colors and is marked down to $59.90.

Riki Lighted mirror – This mirror has been on my wish list for some time now because it’s so much more than just a five-stage dimming lighted mirror! It also comes with a 3x magnifying mirror that magnetically attaches to the big mirror, as well as a magnetic phone clip so that you can place the phone on the mirror and follow along with your favorite makeup tutorial while doing your makeup. This never goes on sale, and this is the first time I’ve seen it in the beautiful rose gold color! Marked down just for the Anniversary Sale from $195.00 to $130.00.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip set – If you’re searching for the perfect pinky-nude lip color, look no further. This is my go-to, lip liner for it’s buttery smooth application and perfect match to my enhance my natural lip color. I wear this liner with all of my lipsticks/glosses regardless of brand or color because it’s so perfect! If you’ve wanted to try the legendary ‘Pillow Talk’ line, now’s your chance to get three products for the price of two. $68.00.

Dior Lips & Eyes set – More lips because honestly, I believe you’re naked until you have a little bit of something on your lips! Ha. Paired with my CT Pillow Talk liner, the Dior lip glow balm is my favorite, FAVORITE, favorite combination to wear on my lips. I am highly skeptical of products that make claims to ‘hydrate’ and so-on, but this balm actually does leave my lips feeling silky and hydrated – it’s what I wear all winter long. I also have become very attached to their eyelash primer layered under my Dior mascara, as it thickens the tapered ends of my lashes and gives the mascara something to cling on to. Highly recommend trying these two (the plumping gloss is a total bonus) products, my favorites! Gift set with cute bag is four products for the price of two at $68.00.

Boll & Branch duvet & sham set – Ever since I heard Dave Ramsay endorse this brand many many years ago, I’ve wanted a bed linen set from this company. Made in the USA of organic cotton, this pewter duvet and sham set will probably be the softest, and healthiest you’ve ever tried! We spend so much time in bed, make sure it’s in cotton not treated with pesticides, and other harmful chemicals. Prices varies per size from $219.90 – $239.90.

Nordstrom plush throw blanket – I bought this throw blanket in the ‘vanilla’ color last year, and it has been my most-loved, most-used, most-fought-over blanket in my house; ever. I’ve had it for a year now, washed it weekly, built forts with it, played tug-of-war with it and made capes and gowns for my girls with it, and it’s still just as plush, fluffy and not one tassel is tangled as when it was brand new out of the bag. This blanket comes in like 15 colors, and is super reasonably priced at $24.90.

Voluspa mini-tin 5 candle set Of all the products I’ve recommended, Voluspa candles have been the one you guys have loved the most! I love getting your Instagram messages, or comments on the blog about what scents you’ve made your personal home scent! As you know – and I probably sound like a broken record about this brand now – Voluspa uses safe, clean burning coconut wax that doesn’t emit harmful toxins into your home, and the best part; they’re poured in the USA! I’m currently loving the rose scents, but this mini-tin set is perfect for sampling new scents, using as stocking stuffers or gift toppers, or in the smallest rooms of our house. These are small, 4 oz, but a great way to try out this brand and their clean fragrances! Sale price is $33.50.

Boll & Branch sheets set – Another Boll & Branch recommendation because they’re organic, and if you’re going to get the pewter set listed above you absolutely need the coordinating sheets! Also, if any of my relatives are unsure of what I want for Christmas this year…😉. These are so elegant and will probably hold up beautifully for decades, plus they’re made in the USA. Prices varies for size, $193.90 – $204.90.

Marble & Acacia wood serving tray – An elegant piece of kitchen decor that also serves a practical purpose. I am always searching for beautiful serving pieces for when friends and family come to visit. Charcuterie is one of my favorite meals to serve (or let guests serve themselves) and marble is perfect for keeping cold foods cold, while strong, durable and beautiful acacia wood is the perfect spot for crackers and dips. I love that this tray will mix and match beautifully with other wood and marble pieces, or fit in with most decor styles. Sale price is $49.90.

When can I shop?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes live for everyone on August 19, but if you’re a cardholder you are able to shop before. Simply log into your account on and click on the “Anniversary Sale” link, it will show your name and exact date you can begin shopping. Until then, any items you are interested in can be added to your ‘wish list’ within your account, then purchased when the sale is open to you! Leave a comment below letting me know what items are on your wish list, and what you’re most excited to get during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

xo, Mia

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