My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

There have been mixed reviews on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet again this year (I feel like this is a recurring thing). But, if you are wise, It’s a great opportunity to invest in closet staples IMO. Although every year it seems things sell out way too quickly and inventory seems to be an issue, I have found some AMAZING pieces over the years that I love.  

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 2024 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 on future items. You will find some summer pieces like dresses and shoes mixed in, though. If you already have something, do not buy it because it’s on sale. Really think about each item and ask yourself how many wears you will 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? One item should be worn at least 4 different ways or with 4 different looks.

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

What is a “note”?

For every $2,000, you get a $20 note—which is basically $20. To learn more about the Nordy club and its benefits, visit this page.

Owning a Nordstrom card does offer some benefits. For a limited time, make any purchase at Nordstrom or 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 points 3x faster.

My Final tips;

After shopping this sale for 8 years, I would look for items that you are going to be saving on. Many items are only $10-$15 cheaper. Items to look for should be jeans, jackets, bags, shoes, and beauty products. Note that 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.

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 need 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 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. One brand this year that has some REALLY good shoes overall is Reiss. Nude sandals are a staple and these are flattering to the feet. And the elevated heel boot, it’s stunning!


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

You already know I’m going to recommend a blazer. I would suggest something with a more classic fit that can be worn with dresses and pants (unfortunately, I didn’t see anything that was like swoon worthy). Pay close attention to how things fit! If you can get your hands on a Veronica Beard blazer or jacket, you won’t be disappointed. A new favorite is Favorite Daughter too!

Last year I got this VINCE a cardigan and it was the item I used most. They have a shorter version this year in grey.

Sweaters & Tops

Please pay very close attention to HOW MUCH 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.


We all have so many events coming up, so buying ahead is smart! But buying ahead of time AND on sale is brilliant! Below are so many great options for running errands, showers, weddings, work, and so much more! I’m really loving this denim dress!


Denim. All the denim. Find one that fits like a GLOVE and do not be sorry about it. Other items I think you’ll like and get a lot of wear are a black slip skirt, black leather pants or a denim skirt! This skirt is on my wish list. Some of my favorite brands for denim are 7forallmankind, Good American, Jcrew, and Madewell

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

Handbags & Accessories

This year, they had a lot more bags I like than in previous years. Coach has some gorgeous ones, Kurt Geiger London as well. I’m excited to see JW PEI at Nordstrom too, this bag is under $100!

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


If there is one thing that never lets me down in the NSale it is the beauty section. I am shopping the sale I use this time to stock up on things I already have and love.


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 that are very slim and form-fitting. 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 at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you’re at the store, and need help or have any questions- you know where to find me ?.


Load Comments (3)
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Ahh, all these posts are making me so excited! Have checked out every single one of your recommendations! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog


Thanks for sharing the information.

Rosa Paulino

Love love love your style. Wanted the blazer but they don’t have it in my size. I did grab the Shultz shoes. Thank you for this. Your style is ?