Our 10 Must-Haves From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 23, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Sales/Discounts, Shopping

When I lived in Chicago, you could always find me at Nordstrom at some point during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I am one to plot out my list of wants and must-haves for every fall season, for that is where I spend most of my clothing budget since summer is fleeting and I wear fall fashions for about nine months a year. I am a fall person through and through. So the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my chance to snag some of my fall wish list at severely discounted prices…well before the season actually begins. I never really thought to look online, until this year. So I took some time to peruse the sale and here are my top 10 picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

1. Marc By Marc Jacobs ‘Rock’ Round Chronograph Bracelet Watch, Sale: $199.90, After Sale: $300

I personally own 3 watches in this price range. A giant gold one, a rose gold version and one that is rose gold and stainless and I hate to admit, I spent closer to the full retail price. Not smart. So be smarter than I am and take advantage of the extensive selection of Marc by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors watches in every finish and combination you can think of. You will not see these watches at these prices again. Trust me.

2. Halogen® Leather Front Peplum Top, Sale: $84.90, After Sale: $128

The peplum top is not going anywhere any time soon. In fact I just did a fall trends post on the peplum. Another huge trend for Fall 2012 is leather. So why not combine the two? This leather front peplum top is perfect to pair with your skirts/pants and at this price, you and I would be fools not to snag one. The front is leather so it will breath and you won’t die of heat when you wear a jacket over it.

3. Hue Denim Leggings, Sale: $25.90, After Sale: $39

Who doesn’t love Hue’s denim leggings? I wear mine constantly all winter long. I say stock up! At this price you can buy a few pairs in different colors.

4. Vera Wang ‘Royce’ Bootie, Sale: $229.90, After Sale: $350

I am totally enamored with these booties. The subtle back bow detail is adorable and the color is a brilliant match with fall’s fashions. Marked down more than $100? Done and done.

5. Rebecca Minkoff ‘M.A.C.’ Croc Embossed Crossbody Clutch, Sale: $232.90, After Sale: $350

I don’t know about where you live, but I see this Rebecca Minkoff bag everywhere in NYC. I own one in black (of course I do), but I love this one in a Croc version. I already find her bags to be a great value and now this one is even a better deal thanks to Nordstrom.

6. Cynthia Steffe ‘Dylan’ Leather Yoke Peplum Sheath Dress (Online Exclusive), Sale: $259.90, After Sale: $395

And, here we have another peplem. This one is a wearable sheath with touches of leather. It’s the perfect LBD for the office with a jacket and then take of said jacket and you are ready for a night on the town. A dress like this is indispensable.

7. Alexis Bittar ‘Elements’ Crown Set Teardrop Earrings (Nordstrom Exclusive), Sale: $183.90, After Sale: $275

I *heart* Alexis Bittar jewelry. Ask anyone who knows me…I own quite a bit and am always looking for a sale at his stores. Now you and I have to opportunity to score these stunning earrings at a sale price early in the season! They are also available with different stones. So pick your favorite and place your order. Or check out the other Alexis Bittar jewelry available on sale.

8. M·A·C ‘Illustrated – Smoky Eye Black’ Kit by Julie Verhoeven (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($100 Value), $49.50

How cool is this kit? Need I say more?

9. Munro ‘Jerrie’ Flat, Sale: $119.90, After Sale: $179.95

The slipper shoe is one of my faves so I am thrilled it’s back for fall. It is uber comfortable and chic. Perfect for walking to the office or hitting the city streets with your stroller (wait, that’s me). I already own a pair in leopard print, but since I wear them all of the time, they are pretty destroyed. Time for a new pair I’d say.

10. Rachel Zoe ‘Bianca’ Dolman Sleeve Silk Blouse, Sale: $119, After Sale: $195

I’m a sucker for a dolman sleeve and I adore this print. With black jeans or a pantsuit this top will be a staple.

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here. But hurry. It ends August 6 and prices will then return to full retail.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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