My Mom’s Picks from the #NSale

Happy Saturday morning, everyone! I have a treat for you today 😉 My mom, otherwise known as Car Car, is taking over my blog to share her picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This is one of my most-requested blog posts during the sale, and I can see why… she has amazing taste! Also, my mom has her own Instagram where she shares outfits daily – you can follow her here. 🙂

Hi everyone, I’m Carla, Caitlin’s mom, and I am back again this year to show you my picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Caitlin and I love this time of year and shopping the sale together. I’m so excited to show you what I found and thank you so much for letting me take over the blog today. I am talking about the fit and quality of each item. You will see I loved almost everything I purchased except for one item that I didn’t think was flattering on me. For sizing reference, I am 5’4” and wear a size XS/S in tops, and a size 2 or 27 in jeans. Let’s get started!

Halogen V-Neck Camisole in “Beige Animalia Print”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: This is my first animal print camisole! I don’t know what took me so long to realize I needed one!! This one is very flattering with the V-neck and it has a loose fit. It also comes in so many other prints and colors. 
  • Price: Originally $49.00, marked down to $24.90

ALLSAINTS Rib Knit Ruana

  • Sizing: one-size-fits-all
  • Quality: Love the quality of this ruana AND this color is perfect to wear with so many outfits this fall!
  • Price: Originally , marked down to $111.90

Halogen Oval Buckle Leather Belt

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a size small.
  • Quality: Love this suede belt with the gold buckle!! Goes with almost everything and elevates any outfit.
  • Price: Originally $59.00, marked down to $38.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Madewell Disc Chain Necklace

  • Sizing: one-size-fits-all
  • Quality: This necklace is the perfect gold color and looks great layered with other necklaces.
  • Price: Originally $34.00, marked down to $19.90

Marc Fisher Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie in “Cognac Suede”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 7.
  • Quality: These come up a little bit taller around your ankle, so you either have to cuff your pant leg or tuck them into the opening of the booties. I LOVE the color of these!
  • Price: Originally $189.95, marked down to $99.90

Treasure & Bond Cotton Blend Sweater Hoodie

  • Sizing: Fit runs large. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: This hoodie is so so soft and comfortable that I didn’t want to take it off. It has dropped shoulders that give it a casual oversized look. I like the ribbed cuffs so I can push up the sleeves if I need to. Can’t recommend this comfortable hoodie enough. 
  • Price: Originally $79.00, marked down to $49.90

Zella High Waist Studio Pocket 7/8 Leggings

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a size small.
  • Quality: These leggings are a staple in my closet.  They are made from a thick material and are not see through at all! They also hold you in and make for a sleek look. Wear them to work out or dress them up with a sweater. They’re super versatile!
  • Price: Originally $65.00, marked down to $42.90

Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker

  • Sizing: Runs large. I’m wearing a Women’s 5 (I’m normally a 7)
  • Quality: Great quality and comfortable sneakers!
  • Price: Originally $80.00, marked down to $49.90

Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote

  • Quality: This Longchamp is expandable so it’s the perfect carryall and it also the perfect travel tote. I got this bag a couple of years ago at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have worn it so much. It holds up so well and still looks brand new. So glad they brought it back for this year’s sale.
  • Price: Originally $195.00, marked down to $119.90.

Caslon Open Front Cardigan in “Beige Oatmeal Stripe”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: I was so excited when I saw this striped sweater in the sale!! I am slightly crazy for stripes and pockets, so this sweater had my name written all over it. This one is the perfect length for my frame and the colors are very flattering. There are also five other colors to choose from.
  • Price: Originally $69.00, marked down to $39.90

Halogen Long Sleeve Modal Blend Tee

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: Made of a tissue-weight modal blend with a soft and silky feel, this tee is perfect for layering and I love the pink color.
  • Price: Originally $39.00, marked down to $19.90

Halogen Oval Buckle Leather Belt

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a small.
  • Quality: Love this suede belt with the gold buckle!! Goes with almost everything!
  • Price: Originally $59.00, marked down to $38.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Marc Fisher Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie in “Cognac Suede”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 7.
  • Quality: These come up a little bit taller around your ankle, so you either have to cuff your pant leg or tuck them into the opening of the booties. I LOVE the color of these!
  • Price: Originally $189.95, marked down to $99.90

Tory Burch Carson Leather Tote

  • Quality: Love this beautiful leather tote! Perfect size to hold all my essentials. 
  • Price: Originally $528.00, marked down to $299.90

Vince Camuto Leopard V-Neck Top

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a small.
  • Quality: Very pretty and well made top. The website said to order one size down in this but I’m wearing the small and think it’s a good fit. It is a little oversized but I like it like that. I think this top will be perfect with my black pants or a skirt.
  • Price: Originally $74.00, marked down to $48.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Steve Madden Forever Chain Pointed Toe Mule

  • Sizing: Runs a half size small. I’m wearing a 7, but should have sized up to a 7.5!
  • Quality: Love these pointed toe mules!! So comfortable and these will go with everything!! 
  • Price: Originally $89.95, marked down to $49.90

Tory Burch Carson Convertible Leather Crossbody Bag

  • Quality: LOVE this bag and how you can wear it on the shoulder or cross-body! This is a great classic leather bag that will last you years and years.
  • Price: Originally $498.00, marked down to $299.90

This outfit is the exact same as the one above, I just added a hat!

Rachel Parcell Velvet Trim Felted Wool Panama Hat

  • Sizing: one-size-fits-all
  • Quality: A lot of the hats from the sale did not fit my head very well but I love this one. Perfect fit!!
  • Price: Originally $59.00, marked down to $38.90

Free People Afterglow Mock Neck Top in “Black”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a small.
  • Quality: Love the slouchy fit of this mock neck sweater and it is so soft!! It’s perfect to wear with leggings. It is available in three other colors as well. 
  • Price: Originally $128.00, marked down to $84.90

SPANX Faux Leather Leggings

  • Sizing: These run small. I sized up to a medium for a perfect fit.
  • Quality: I wasn’t sure about these faux leather leggings but I ended up loving them! These are absolutely the best leggings and very slimming and flattering. 
  • Price: Originally $98.00, marked down to $64.90

Clare V. Simple Leopard Print Suede Tote

  • Quality: This tote is going to be THE tote for fall! It’s large enough to fit a laptop (and everything else you need), and has the prettiest leopard print.
  • Price: Originally $540.00, marked down to $299.90

Vince Camuto Derika Leather Boot 

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 7.
  • Quality: These were the only tall boots Caitlin and I bought from the sale. They’re slightly slouched and made of a buttery soft suede.
  • Price: Originally $239.95, marked down to $149.90

Halogen Animal Print Trim Wool Felt Panama Hat

  • Sizing: one-size-fits-all
  • Quality: This is the one other hat that I love from the sale and it fit really well! Love the animal print band that wraps around the brim and this camel color will go with so much.
  •  Price: Originally $59.00, marked down to $38.90

Thread & Supply Wubby Puffer Jacket in “Olive”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: This jacket is so comfortable and warm and I love this olive green color. However, I don’t feel like this one is super flattering for my body. It has a slightly boxy shape and is an awkward length for me. If it were slightly longer, I would love it.
  • Price: Originally $68.00, marked down to $44.90

Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt in “Ivory-Black Lauren Stripe”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: These t-shirts are a great staple and I always try to get them in multiple colors.
  • Price: Originally $25.00, marked down to $12.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Clare V. Midi Suede Crossbody Bag

  • Quality: How adorable is the crossbody bag?!  I absolutely love everything about this bag!!
  • Price: Originally $390.00, marked down to $249.90

Steve Madden Kaylah Pointed Toe Bootie in “Taupe Suede”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a size 7.
  • Quality: Booties are my favorite purchase from the sale every year and these are my favorite bootie this year. So comfortable even with the pointy toe, which I usually cannot wear because I have bunions. But these are the exception and I highly recommend if you are looking for a comfortable and super cute bootie.
  • Price: Originally $134.95, marked down to $89.90

Nordstrom Colorblock Funnel Neck Cashmere Sweater

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a small.
  • Quality: This sweater will be incredible for a cozy fall and winter day. It has a funnel neck and generous length that make you feel like you are wrapped up in your favorite blanket. LOVE this gorgeous sweater!!
  • Price: Originally $299.00, marked down to $178.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Steve Madden Nadalie Pointed Toe Bootie in “Light Bone Croco”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 7.
  • Quality: Love these fresh looking booties!! I’ve been wanting a pair of white/cream booties and these are perfect with the pointed toe. 
  • Price: Originally $119.95, marked down to $79.90

Tory Burch Carson Stripe Leather Crossbody Bag

  • Quality: This is my favorite bag from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year! I love the stripe down the middle, as it really sets it apart from other bags I’ve seen.
  • Price: Originally $268.00, marked down to $149.90

Zella West Coast Zebra Print Asymmetrical Zip Hoodie

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a size small.
  • Quality: They show this zebra print hoodie with workout clothes on the website and I love it that way, but I would totally wear this with jeans and a t-shirt too! It’s the perfect weight to wear into the fall and winter. 
  • Price: Originally $79.00, marked down to $49.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker

  • Sizing: Runs large. I’m wearing a Women’s 5 (I’m normally a 7)
  • Quality: Great quality and comfortable sneakers!
  • Price: Originally $80.00, marked down to $49.90

Tory Burch Carson Leather Tote

  • Quality: Love this beautiful leather tote! Perfect size to hold all my essentials. 
  • Price: Originally $528.00, marked down to $299.90

Madewell Maui Stripe Silk Noil Cape Scarf

  • Sizing: one-size-fits-all
  • Quality: Great one-size-fits-all cape/scarf! It’s very lightweight and is made from a silk blend. I am wearing it as a cape here but it would be equally pretty as a scarf. I always love having a wrap with me because I tend to be cold natured.
  • Price: Originally $65.00, marked down to $42.90

Halogen Long Sleeve Modal Blend Tee

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: Made of a tissue-weight modal blend with a soft and silky feel, this tee is perfect for layering and I love the pink color.
  • Price: Originally $39.00, marked down to $19.90

Treasure & Bond Crewneck Pullover

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing an XS.
  • Quality: This cozy knit pullover comes in four colors. I love this soft blue and also love the split hem! The price is perfect for this perfectly cozy sweater. 
  • Price: Originally $69.00, marked down to $39.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Tory Burch Carson Convertible Leather Crossbody Bag

  • Quality: LOVE this bag and how you can wear it on the shoulder or cross-body! This is a great classic leather bag that will last you years and years.
  • Price: Originally $498.00, marked down to $299.90

Steve Madden Kaylah Pointed Toe Bootie in “Light Beige Snake Print”

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 7.
  • Quality: These booties are extremely well-made and I love how unique the snake print is.
  • Price: Originally $134.95, marked down to $89.90

Treasure & Bond Stripe Dobby Shirt

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a small but I could also have gotten the XS
  • Quality: This shirt is made from a lightweight blend of cotton and linen and is great for everyday wear. It is one of those shirts I know I will reach for over and over again. You can dress this up with nice pants or a skirt or wear it with jeans as I am showing. The fit is a little oversized so I could layer this over a t-shirt when the weather turns cooler. 
  • Price: Originally $69.00, marked down to $39.90

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 2 Regular but also comes in Petite sizes.
  • Quality: LOVE these jeans!! I feel like it’s so hard to find jeans that fit well and flatter at the same time and these do both. They are so comfortable with just the right amount of stretch. So glad I found these affordable jeans because I think they will become my new favorites!!
  • Price: Originally $89.50, marked down to $58.90

Tory Burch Carson Stripe Leather Crossbody Bag

  • Quality: This is my favorite bag from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year! I love the stripe down the middle, as it really sets it apart from other bags I’ve seen.
  • Price: Originally $268.00, marked down to $149.90

Sperry Crest Vibe Slip-On Platform Sneaker

  • Sizing: TTS. I’m wearing a 7
  • Quality: I had a similar pair of Sperry sneakers that I loved and completely wore them out so I was excited to find these in the sale!  They are slip-ons so they are easy to put on as you’re running out the door, and I love the platform. Unlike some platform sneakers these are not stiff and are very comfortable to walk in.
  • Price: Originally $84.95, marked down to $49.90

That’s it for today’s Try-On session! If you guys have any questions, fee free to let me know in the comments or over on my Instagram, and I’ll respond either place. Thank you Caitlin for having me! This is one of my favorite traditions!

xoxox

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23 Comments

  1. Colleen

    Love your picks! Would the Tory Burch tote be big enough for a laptop for work?

    8.8.20Reply
  2. Skylar S

    Your mom is the cutest lady! It’s clear where you get your great style and glamour from, as you both are fabulous! Love her picks and throughness of review 😊 I’m sure your new bundle of joy will be just as stylish as you both combined.
    Best wishes!!!

    8.8.20Reply
    • Carla

      Thank you! We are so excited about the baby! Can’t wait to be a grandmother!

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  3. Jeanne Mcallister

    Carla every outfit looked so cute ! I’m loving the leopard cami and I think I might need that Tory Burch crossbody with the stripe ! Thank you for all the cute outfit ideas ! It would be great if you could do a beauty post one day too ! Your hair and makeup always look so pretty ,I would like some tips !

    8.8.20Reply
    • Carla

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I would love to do a beauty post one day. Thank you for the idea and the complement and I hope you have a great weekend!

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    • Peggy

      You always look so classy and elegant! I have purchased many of my clothes based on your recommendations on Instagram. We’re about the same age, and finding fashionable and age appropriate outfits can be a challenge. Thanks for pos3so many fun outfits!

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  4. I’m so bummed that FP sweater is already sold out. Carla, you found some of the cutest items, and I’m like you…booties are my favorite sale score. XO
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    8.8.20Reply
    • Carla

      Thank you Lisa!! They really do have the best booties every year!

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  5. L.

    Thank you Carla for all the great styling – very inspirational! You need to “take-over” more!

    8.8.20Reply
    • Carla

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

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  6. Julie McCarter

    These are such great outfits!! You styled everything so well! I am loving that leopard crossbody bag… thinking of snagging it during the sale! Great post!

    8.8.20Reply
    • Carla

      Thank you Julie!! Yes, that leopard bag is THE CUTEST!!

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  7. Love this post!!!!

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  8. Adria Levin

    Basically skipping the Nordstrom sale this year because of how they are handling it. Some of the items are already sold out so if you are not an influencer or a very high volume shopper you are out of luck. Nordstrom basically is ignoring the customer base that is keeping them in business.

    8.9.20Reply
    • Donna

      Thank you Adria for your comment. I completely agree with you. While I truly enjoy Carla’s posting, I am also disappointed in the manner within which Nordstrom handled this sale.

      The way in which Nordstrom handled “early access” to the Anniversary sale is appalling. In this current environment to exclude those of us with lower buying power (Insider status) from being able to purchase sale items is disconcerting. Both brand name items saved on my “wish list,” were out of stock DAYS BEFORE I was allowed access to the sale. Minimally, Nordstrom should have restocked items for all of their cardholders. Very poor decision making on their part. Sadly, I am quite surprised and disenchanted by their leadership in this regard.

      8.13.20Reply
  9. Daniela

    Amazing lady!

    8.9.20Reply
  10. Dessi Gleason

    Thank you so much! Excellently curated capsule wardrobe for this fall!

    8.9.20Reply
  11. Tara

    So sometimes I wear 5.5, most times 6 depending on the shoe. I’m torn in which size to get in the SM mules!!?

    8.10.20Reply
  12. Zsuzsa Schiller

    (Is she your sister?) She looks fab!

    8.10.20Reply
  13. Tracey Hopkins

    I love that you showcase your Mom on the Nordstrom picks! I am right in between you and your Mom’s age, it is so nice to see outfits I can I choose from on you both! Hugs!

    8.12.20Reply
  14. mary

    I think I dress more like your mom as I like to be a little more covered up. : ) I live in skinny jeans, cozy sweaters and low heel boots and sneaks in the winter months. These are great selections and I appreciate her honest reviews. She’s going to be a stylin’ grandmother!

    8.12.20Reply
  15. Yesssss! I love how on trend and fashionable your mom is! So sweet that she got to take over your blog this day. I adore the bond you two have. So special!

    xx
    Key
    https://storiesbysuddreth.com/

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