My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide: Classic Style You’ll Wear Forever

woman wearing top and bottoms from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived and I just shopped it in person; consequently, this post will offer an in-depth look at what I picked up as well as a carefully curated list of recommendations to help you navigate this annual shopping event. In terms of access, here is a breakdown of the dates:

  • July 6: Early Access for cardmembers with Icon status.
  • July 7: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
  • On July 9: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
  • July 15: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.

This year, I focused on wardrobe staples with the intention of finding options that I would want to wear frequently and hold onto for a long while. While I appreciate infusing an occasional trend into my style, I find that I generally gravitate towards timeless options that span the seasons (and the decades). My goal was to choose quality pieces that can stand alone or be styled with each other and I had fun creating the very wearable looks that follow.

Kindly scroll on for a real life look at what I bought as well as a detailed breakdown of suggestions from the sale and the Bottom Line…

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide: Classic Style You’ll Wear Forever

woman showing her Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide and wearing top and bottom from the sale
Look #1: Tailored classics with a twist.

Look #1: Tailored classics with a twist.

This lightweight Madewell buttondown boyfriend shirt (wearing a size medium) is crisp and clean and I balanced it with a pair of Spanx Stretch Twill Wide Leg Crop Pants in Darkened Olive (size small), which are a slimming take on a 1940s silhouette. Accessories for this look include the All Saints Odette East/West Leather Tote in Palisade Tan, a roomy and chic bag with two handle options and a removable interior pouch (SUCH a fabulous work bag), the Argento Vivo Labradorite Beaded Toggle Necklace (love the gold front clasp). which works wonderfully with my existing neck stack and endlessly comfortable Schutz Block Heels in the most beautiful gilded shade Platina (these will match everything and you’ll see them pop up a lot in this guide!).

woman showing her accessories from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide
The Argento Vivo Labradorite Beaded Toggle Necklace
woman showing her chutz Block Heels in Platina from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide
The Schutz Block Heels in Platina are a perfect heel height for all day wear.
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Look #2: Warm weather, elevated yet grounded.

Look #2: Warm weather, elevated yet grounded.

For hot days and sultry nights, I love this Topshop denim crop top (technically not a part of the sale, but a veritable steal at $40) with these Topshop faux leather shorts (wearing a size 6) and UGG Josefene Boots, which have a chic cowboy appeal but with a comfortable rounded toe (zero break-in necessary).

woman wearing cropped top from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide
This Topshop denim crop top has a lace up back for added flair.

 

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Look #3: Monochrome Cool.

Look #3: Monochrome Cool.

At the heart of this look is the buttery AllSaints Balfern motorcycle jacket (wearing a size 8…I suggest sizing up 1-2 sizes for a snug yet comfortable fit), which has a gorgeous detailing and timeless appeal. I layered it over the True + Co Body V-Neck Bralette in Desert (seamless and wireless support) added some Zella leggings (this pair has a svelte high rise and pockets on the thighs…brilliant), these Pedro Garcia Peonia Sandals (ergonomic footbed and modern styling…yes, please!) and the lightweight Tom Ford Shelton Polarized Sunglasses which deliver super crisp views thanks to polarized lenses.

Tom Ford shelton polarized sunglasses from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide
The  Tom Ford Shelton Polarized Sunglasses feature a classic take on aviators with polarized lenses for intense clarity.

lipstick and hair ties from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide
Beauty Break with Bobbi Brown and Slip Silk. Also pictured: *Argento Vivo Labradorite Beaded Toggle Necklace

// Beauty Break //

I picked up the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Duo, which thanks to the sale is half off. It includes a full sized lipstick in Sazan Nude and a full sized Crushed Lip Gloss in Free Spirit, both of which are gorgeous medium peachy pink neutrals…I’m wearing the mix throughout this entire story. I also bought the Slip Sunkissed Scrunchie Set and am quite smitten with the warm pastel color palette and versatile array of luxurious scrunchies. Both Joey and I use these and they are truly worth the price…nothing better for holding hair without harm in this specific category!

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Swatches of the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Duo in natural lighting.

I also recommend:

Augustinus Bader Rich Cream Set

I’ll never pass up a deal on one of my favorite creams (it works!) of life.

Westman Atelier The Weekend Set

Bronzer, highlighter and the prettiest blush (Chouchette is my favorite in the lineup) come in this compact trio.

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Cream Set

This has been my go-to eye cream for years…highly recommended.

Dior Addict Lip Set

I always keep a couple of these in rotation so adding a set to my stash is a no brainier.

Vitamin D Sunfood Supplemen

I take vitamin d daily and am intrigued by this brand.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Cheeks Set

Powder blush and radiant coordinating highlighter for sculpted, bouncy cheeks.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit

I’ve used pillow talk for years and this kit is celebrates the very best of the shade.

Mac Essential Lip Wear Set

Pink and neutral options for a full lip in seconds.

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm Set

Clean, plush and shiny with an ultra-clean ingredient profile…this set comes with a pink nude and warm red shades.

Too Faced Lip Injection Set

I love this formula when my lips are ready for some extra volume on contact t.

Slip Silk Carmel Pillowcase Duo

This pillowcase gently protects skin and hair while sleeping and this color is so opulent.

Slip Discovery Set

A perfect way to try the best of the brand.

T3 Luxe Brush Set

I use the white detangling brush in this set daily and wholly recommend it along with the other options in this set.

Riki Loves Riki Skinny Mirror

This mirror is excellent for at-home makeup application, filming and travel. I use mine every single week.

GHD Black 1-Inch Styler

My straightener of choice for the past decade.

Parfums de Marly Delina EDP Set

Feminine, modern and sophisticated, this is one of my favorite PdM fragrances ever.

–Shop the Beauty–

woman in relaxed activewear
Look #4: Active Yet Relaxed

Look #4: Active Yet Relaxed

I found a terrific array of active separates that are apropos for working out and lounging alike. They include the IeTS Frans Monogram Baby Tee (worn in a medium), Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (wearing a small, a tried and true classic…I’m on my second pair), a super soft Madewell Green Tee in the flattering green hue, Zella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 Leggings (size small) and the fluffy and whimsical, wildly comfortable Ugg Scuffita Slipper in Echinacea.

woman wearing white skirt and cropped top from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide
Look #5: Country Club Chic

Embracing the good life with a IeTS Frans Monogram Tank, the Spanx Get Moving Skort (worn in a size small…I also own this style in black!) and the streamlined and intriguing Pedro Garcia Peonia SandalsIf you’re looking for a shoe to travel in that will accommodate long days of walking, these sandals should be at the top of your list due to their comfort and beauty.

A Slip Sunkissed Scrunchie in action.
A close up of the Pedro Garcia Peonia Sandals

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Look #7: Sundrenched Seventies

Look #7: Sundrenched Seventies

This look is an homage to the late 1960s (think: Julie Christie-meets-Jane Birkin) thanks to this buttery *L’Agence Harmony Shirt (wearing a medium), relaxed and flowing Rebecca Beard Taylor Jeans, the Schutz Block Heels: (again…now I’m thinking about getting them in some other shades!) and the tortoise semi-aviator inspired Tom Ford Shelton Polarized Sunglasses.

woman applying Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Duo
Applying the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Duo

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woman in black cropped top, blazer, and denim jeans
Look #8: Maximum Minimalism

Look #8: Maximum Minimalism

Using the sleek and supportive True New Lift Full V Neck as a base, I cultivated a minimalist energy with the Vince Crop Blazer (worn in a size small…this has an oversized cut), the stretch-free Rag + Bone Alex Highwaist Jeans (wearing a 27…they run a touch small so I sized up as I am normally a 26), the Schutz Block Heels in Platina and the extremely versatile All Saints Odette East/West Leather Tote in Palisade Tan.

 

Shopping Guide Expanded

// SHOPPING GUIDE EXPANDED //

Here are the pieces that (1) I already own and love or (2) are still on my radar as the sale progresses:

–Shop the Sale–

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Last look.

–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line:

I hope you enjoyed my personal take on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and found this guide interesting and helpful. Let me know what caught your eye and is in your shopping basket!

As a reminder,

  • July 7: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
  • On July 9: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
  • July 15: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.

Good things ahead including a fresh video featuring my summer favorites, a travel beauty story and an updated guide to the #NSale in time for general access…cannot wait to share.

In the meanwhile, I post daily content on my Instagram and LTK shop  so please make sure to follow me there, too.

Stay strong, seek wisdom, much love and more soon,

xx

–The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me); however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. © 2012-22 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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