My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

There have been mixed reviews on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. But the truth is I will always shop it! It is a great opportunity to grab some of the things I have been eyeing and really great investment pieces!  We headed to Nordstrom last week to see what all they had to offer this year and we found a few items!

Let’s go over a few things first though…

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her top 2019 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks and why she thinks they are worth the money!

Is it worth opening up a store credit to shop?!

Yes, and no. I have the store debit card that I got years ago. If you can not manage credit cards well- I would not suggest it. I also do not think going into debt for a sale is worth it. Which brings me to my next point…


I think a sale like the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to buy closet staple items or items you genuinely NEED. Remember this sale is usually Fall/Winter pieces. It’s not a sale on CURRENT in-season items, but future items. If you already have something, do not buy it just because it’s on sale. Really think about each item and ask yourself how many wears will you get out of that item. Can it already be paired with items you have currently in your closet? Is this an item you can’t live without.

Also, think about your CPW (cost per wear). If you buy a $80 dress and wear that only 3 times- the value of that dress is now roughly $26. Let’s say you buy a $200 jacket, but you wear that jacket 20 times- the value of that jacket is now $10.

What is a “note”?

For every $2,000, you get a $20 note- which is basically $20. If you want to learn more about the Nordy club and its benefits, you can visit this page.

You do get some benefits to owning a Nordstrom card. For a limited time, make any purchase at Nordstrom, on your new card the day you’re approved and get a $40 bonus Note for future use. There is no annual fee, and you can earn point 3x faster.

What kind of products are in the sale?

You can find a little bit of everything, but most of the items during the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are fall/winter items. You can find a few items though that can be worn all year round- mostly being shoes, bags, makeup, and accessories.

Do things sell out quickly?

Yes, the last few years have been a little wonky or restocks. So if you find something you love, I would suggest getting it before it’s too late.

My Final tips;

After shopping this sale for 5 years, I would look for items that you are really going to be saving on. A lot of items are only $10-$15 dollars cheaper. Items to look for should be jeans, jackets, bags, shoes, and beauty. Note- a lot of items you can find even cheaper elsewhere, so again- be mindful of what you are buying. Don’t buy just to buy.

I want to thank you guys for shopping from my links and supporting Uptown- it means the world! If you have any questions about the #nsale or if you’re looking for something I may not have included, please shoot me an email, or reach out via social media and I will be glad to help!

Have fun shopping!! 


Shoes don’t change much year after year, but shoes are my weakness. So if you are needing OTK boots (see how I wear mine here) or shoes, now would be a good time to buy them. I personally don’t love booties and don’t really own them. I personally love knee-high boots or combat-style boots. Below you’ll see some style inspiration and how I would wear them. If you can only get ONE shoe- I would buy these all-white sneakers, you can wear them ALL year long, and they go with EVERYTHING.




BlankNYC has the best faux motto jackets at a good price. If you want a leather jacket that will really last, this All Saints one I bought is STUNNING.

You already know I’m going to recommend a blazer. But I would not recommend getting this one– personally, I don’t think the fit is excellent, and you won’t get a lot of wear out of it. I would suggest something with a bit more of a classic fit like this one.

I splurged on a Veronica Beard jacket this year, I have wanted one of her jackets/blazers for years, and this one is just beautiful!

I also got a cardigan🤣, I’m laughing at myself because I am not a cardigan girl, but this one fits like a coat (which is why I bought it), and it is so soft and comfy. It’s a great basic piece to have- great to throw on and go. It’s not too heavy, but not too thin- perfect for Houston “cold”.

Other Jackets to consider buying to build your wardrobe; Trench Coat, Parka, Denim Jacket if you don’t already have one.

Sweaters & Tops

Please pay very close attention as too much how you’re really saving here. A lot of tops and sweaters are about $20 off, only buy if you REALLY NEED and love the sweater. I would also recommend looking into the layering basics that are good year after year. The only top I got was this turtleneck sweater.



Other than maybe your LBD, or something again you have to have- I didn’t see anything I was crazy over that I didn’t already own. If you don’t have a sweater dress, that is a great dress to have for the fall/winter.


Denim. All the denim. Find one that fits like a GLOVE and do not be sorry about it. I would recommend sticking to a dark wash because you’ll get the most CPW out of them. Also, I bought this leather skirt and I am 1000% happy I did. The chambray top with it may be my favorite outfit.

Handbags & Accessories

I know most of you like to spend money on bags, and this year I feel like the pickings are very slim, nothing really to go crazy over. The bags below are my favorite.




Kids can be a bit tricky, I would look for jackets, sneakers, or baby gear. Nuna specifically is a VERY good brand with great baby gear. It’s pricey, but very well worth the money.



JB likes things fitted very slim and form-fitted. He is a very picky guy. Here are some of the items I’m looking at for him.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day and have fun shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you’re at the store, and need help or have any questions- you know where to find me 😉.

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