Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  We had good weekend with family and friends.  Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

It’s a great sale if you are ready for a few fall things you know you’ll buy any way.  As I told you Friday, this year that is denim, a few dresses and boots.

This is a round up of things I bought and a few things that are similar to items I wear all the time so already had in my closet to show you the full looks.  I’m all about closet classics that are versatile and will last for several years or more.  I’ve also included 5 favorites under a few of these categories, too, to give you some options.

Two Everyday Looks for Fall/WinterBarefoot Dreams Cardigan in Pearl Gray / Long Sleeved T-Shirt / AG Skinny Legging Jean / Suede Booties / Phone Case (because I get asked about it all the time on Instagram!)

This is what I tend to wear a lot of fall and winter days, a cozy sweater or cardigan, comfortable pair of jeans and boots (both tall and booties).  An easy go-to.  Sometimes I’ll wear the faux leather leggings I shared in this post.

I never understood everyone’s love of the Barefoot Dreams cardigans before.  Honestly, if everyone has it, I typically avoid it.  But…now after trying this one on, I get it.  Soft, cozy and feels like PJs.  I wore the light gray one almost all day yesterday.  Scott keeps it COLD in our house!  I loved it so much I bought it in two colors.  If I really like something, I tend to do that.  Weird, maybe, but then I don’t wear the same thing every day like I did last winter with my Patagonia pullover that I LOVE.

Cardigan / Gray T-Shirt / Frame Le Skinny De Jeanne  / Boots

I styled the second color here as a date night look but really I wear all black a lot so this would be day or night for me.  These jeans are a washed black from Frame Denim, one of my favorite brands.  I love to get them on sale.  They are super stretchy so I size down one size.  You can always order two sizes and return with Nordstrom’s Free Return policy.  These black boots are similar to the ones I bought two years ago and wear all the time.  I styled these with this look so you could purchase the exact thing you see.  I didn’t keep them but would have had I needed to replace mine.  Another great pair of black boots is this Stuart Weitzman.  I wear them almost daily in the fall and winter.  They rarely go on sale so if you’ve been eyeing them, it’s a great time to get them.  It’s an iconic style that is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Wear Now, Wear Later DressesDress / Basket Bag  / Espadrilles (on Sale!) / Hoop Earrings

Dress / Bag (Similar on Sale for Less) / Booties / Hoop Earrings

I LOVE this dress!  So much so that I did what I told you I do above and purchased another color but have last years olive green color.  I wore it in Spain.  Everyone loved it and it sold out pretty quickly.  Burgundy is one of my very favorite colors for fall.  This dress style and fabric are very much “wear now, wear later.”  I’ve styled it both ways for you here.  These espadrilles are now on sale.  The booties are part of the NSale and I purchased them to replace the suede version I bought last year.  I am super picky about when and where I wear them because they are suede.  These won’t have to be treated quite so tenderly.

A few other dresses I love in the sale:

Teddy Coat, Jeans and Suede BootsFaux Fur Coat / Stud Trim Silky T / AG Skinny Legging Jean / Tall Suede Boots / Hoop Earrings

Teddy coats will be big again this year.  I loved mine from last year and wore it almost every day.  This is one is a bit shorter that my other one and I think could be worn casual or dressier.  These AG Legging Jeans have been a favorite for years.  They are the same jeans as in the first photo.  I like to pick up a pair when they are on sale because they are probably my most worn jeans in the winter because they tuck in boots so easily.  These boots are similar to the Ugg boots I got at the Nordstrom Sale three years ago and still wear.  These are a great color and so comfortable.

Here are a few other great teddy coat options:

LBD Long Sleeved LBD / Paige Zip Booties / Hoop Earrings

Long Sleeved LBD / Peep Toe Heels (back this year but I purchased at the NSale last year and wear a ton with jeans, too)  / Hoop Earrings

I love to have a new LBD.  These are the dresses that seem to take me anywhere.  This one is similar to one I’ve had for years from Worth.  It is equally great with these edgy booties and heels. The peep toe heels are a pair I bought on the NSale last year that are back this year.  I wear them with jeans a lot, too.  I’d also wear this dress with my favorite Stuart Weitzman sandals for an elegant look.  This LBD is similar to this tshirt dress with ruched detailing that I have in several colors and is so popular with y’all, too.

You can see my full edit of classic pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites tab on my website menu bar.  You can shop the categories individually on these pages on my site: Coats and JacketsDressesDenimShoes and BootsSweaters and Tops,Handbags and Accessories, andBeauty Exclusives.

Have a great week!

xo

Alicia

PS – Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss the Newsletter the day the Sale goes live.  You’ll also get a copy of my new eBook, Simple Summer Entertaining along with the other two, Fresh Sips and Taste of Summer!

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