My Mom’s Picks from the #NSale

Today we have a special guest on my blog… my mom (aka CARCAR)!! It has become an annual tradition for my mom to review her Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pieces on my blog – and I think you guys like her picks better than mine hahah! My mom found some REALLY cute outfits, so without further ado… ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi guys, I’m Caitlin’s mom for those of you who don’t know, and I’m excited to show you all my picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Caitlin and I had a great time shopping the sale this year, even if we did forget to eat breakfast and were “hangry” all day hahah. Regardless, I think this year’s sale is better than last year’s, and I can’t wait to wear these outfits in real life (not just for a pic). For sizing reference I’m 5’4 and usually wear a size small or a size 2.

Madewell Patch Pocket Pullover Sweater

  • Review: I am a sucker for stripes and a comfy oversized sweater. I sized up to a large in this for just that reason. This was my favorite sweater from the sale. Fits true to size.
  • Price: Originally $75, marked down to $49.90

PAIGE Transcend Skyline Skinny Jeans

  • Review: I bought my first pair of Paige jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale a couple of years ago and they have been my all time favorites. Paige jeans are the MOST flattering for me. They have just the right amount of stretch to be comfortable but not so much that they get baggy. They also last from season to season. I wear a size 27 in these.
  • Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90

Vince Camuto Nestel Knee High Boots

  • Sizing: They run TTS, I got my normal size in them, a size 6 1/2. Cait and I both got these knee-high boots from the sale! Love the slightly pointed toe that makes your legs look longer.
  • Price: Originally $239.95, marked down to $159.90

BP. Cozy Top in “Pink Frosty Camo”

  • Review: This is the softest and coziest top. This might actually be a sleep shirt but it is just too cute not to wear during the day haha!! They make the matching joggers which ended up in my bag too. Comes in two other solid colors too. Wearing a size small in this and it has a nice fit.
  • Price: Originally $39, marked down to $25.90

AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans

  • Review: These jeans are actually from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but they were included in this year’s as well (I think they’re sold out at the moment). I’ve gotten so much wear out of these throughout the past year! I size down one size and wear a size 26 in these.

BP. Rainbow Marl Sweater

  • Review: Wearing a size XS in this for a little more of a fitted look! Love the marled look with all the different colors. This would be cute with regular denim too!
  • Price: Originally $49, marked down to $31.90

Tory Burch Mini Everly Leather Crossbody Bag

  • Quality: I love this mini crossbody bag! The color is more pink than blush this year and it is a beautiful shade. Made of really nice, high-quality leather and large enough to fit an iPhone, keys and lipstick.
  • Price: Originally $248, marked down to $165.90

Caslon Plaid Shirt

  • Review: I always love a good plaid shirt for fall. This one comes in two other colors. Love putting a cardigan over the plaid. The sleeves on this one are slightly shorter than usual but I like to roll mine up so that wasn’t a negative for me. Wearing an XS.
  • Price: Originally $69, marked down to $45.90

Chelsea28 Button Front Cardigan

  • Review: Wearing the XS/S. This comes in three other colors. It’s really soft!
  • Price: Originally $79, marked down to $39.90

Tory Burch Everly Leather Tote

  • Review: I LOVE THIS TOTE SO MUCH!! It has a lot of pockets and zippers inside for organizing. The hardware is a really pretty brushed gold.
  • Price: Originally $528, marked down to $352.90

Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan in “Pink Bride”

  • Review: I went with my normal size (small) in this cardigan, and it fits perfectly! The “pink bride” color is a really nice, happy pink. I like that you can start wearing it now in the summer and then transition it into cooler months. I’m wearing it with a plaid top and a white tee (above) so that you can see how it looks with both.
  • Price: Originally $79, marked down to $49.90

Halogen Crewneck Sweater

  • Review: I can’t find this exact striped color on Nordstrom’s website, so it must be sold out. I’m wearing this sweater in a size small and it’s a really nice fit!
  • Price: Originally $69, marked down to $45.90

Something Navy Flecked Crewneck Sweater in “Beige Oatmeal Heather Combo”

  • Review: I’m wearing a size small in this sweater. I love everything about it, from the soft material to the tiny flecks of black mixed in. Literally THE perfect sweater for fall and winter. You could easily put a scarf over this sweater, too!
  • Price: Originally $79, marked down to $49.90

Halogen Abbi Block Heel Genuine Calf Hair Bootie

  • Review: Caitlin convinced me that I needed these booties, and I’m so glad that she did. I paired them with a simple sweater and jeans so that they would really make a statement.
  • Price: Originally $139.95, marked down to $89.90

Socialite Long Sleeve Thermal Henley Top

  • Review: I got a size small in this henley. This is the perfect top to run around town in, especially with comfortable sneakers.
  • Price: Originally $38, marked down to $24.90

Halogen Ivie Platform Genuine Calf Hair Sneakers

  • Review: These run true-to-size. I love that they have a little bit of a platform so that I feel taller!
  • Price: Originally $109.95, marked down to $69.90

Halogen Long Sleeve Modal Blend Tee

  • Review: This is my personal favorite outfit! This modal blend tee is incredibly soft. I went with a size small. Snug enough to tuck into a skirt or pants, but still comfortable.
  • Price: Originally $39, marked down to $24.90

STS Blue Emily Denim Miniskirt

  • Review: I got a size 27 in this denim miniskirt. I was worried that a denim skirt might look too “young” but I really like how this one is longer and has more coverage than others I’ve tried on. I really like the wash of this one, too!
  • Price: Originally $55, marked down to $35.90

Something Navy Leopard Printed Scarf

  • Review I love the subtle leopard print of this scarf – it makes it more of a neutral rather than a statement piece.
  • Price: Originally $49, marked down to $31.90

Sole Society Plaid Fringe Scarf

  • Review: I love this plaid scarf and am really sad that it’s currently sold out! The grey and tan is a very classic combination.
  • Price: Not sure because it’s sold out!

Striped V-Neck Tee

  • Review: This is a great basic that I’ll wear all fall and winter long. I would normally pair this with a cardigan in the fall. I got a size small.
  • Price: Originally $15, marked down to $11.90

AG Ex-Boyfriend Relaxed Slim Jeans

  • Review: I don’t normally like the “boyfriend” fit on me, however I tried these on and really liked them. I did size down one size to a 26 (the 27 was too relaxed on me, they looked baggy!). They best thing about these jeans is how comfortable they are! You don’t feel restricted at all.
  • Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Caslon Cozy Print Sweatshirt

  • Review: The SOFTEST sweatshirt I own! The older I get, the more I just want to be comfortable ๐Ÿ™‚ And this is the definition of comfortable!
  • Price: Originally $49, marked down to $31.90

Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee in “Ivory-Blue Carter Stripe”

  • Review: I’m wearing a size small in this tee. I originally bought it to wear this summer with shorts, but I really like it paired with this long cardigan!
  • Price: Originally $25, marked down to $15.90

Halogen Wool & Cashmere Long Cardigan

  • Review: This cardigan is an investment piece, but definitely worth it. It’s made of both wool and cashmere and incredibly warm and soft to the touch. This will last for years and years! I got a size small and the grey color because grey is a classic.
  • Price: Originally $199, marked down to $132.90

Gibson Cozy Twist Front Pullover

  • Review: I love the lavender color of this pullover, but it also comes in five other colors. The twist-hem detail really dresses it up.
  • Price: Originally $49, marked down to $31.90

Tory Burch Everly T-Strap Flat Sandal

  • Sizing: I sized down in these sandals a half size. I love how the gold hardware on these is a brushed gold – it’s really beautiful in person!
  • Price: Originally $228, marked down to $149.90

Barbour Oakland Quilted Jacket

  • Review: I’ve been wanting a Barbour jacket for years now, so I decided to finally pull the trigger when I saw that it was included in this year’s Anniversary Sale. I like that it’s packable and can easily fit into your suitcase without taking up too much room, but you don’t compromise on warmth.
  • Price: Originally $250, marked down to $166.90

Something Navy Flecked Crewneck Sweater in “Pink Shock”

  • Review: I saved one of my favorite looks for last! I got a size small in this crewneck sweater. I really like the pop of pink color, and you can go ahead and start wearing it now with shorts or white pants.
  • Price: Originally $79, marked down to $49.90

AG Ex-Boyfriend Relaxed Slim Jeans

  • Review: I don’t normally like the “boyfriend” fit on me, however I tried these on and really liked them. I did size down one size to a 26 (the 27 was too relaxed on me, they looked baggy!). They best thing about this jeans is how comfortable they are! You don’t feel restricted at all.
  • Price: Originally $225, marked down to $149.90

Steve Madden Jillian Bootie in “Taupe Multi”

  • Review: The suede on these booties is so soft, and they’re comfortable, even with a pretty tall heel!
  • Price: Originally $129.95, marked down to $86.90

Thank you so much for letting me take over Caitlin’s blog today! Hopefully some of these items are still in stock, but if not, Nordstrom has said they will be restocking items on the 19th! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

Leave a Comment


  1. Christina

    Your momma is so cute! Love your blog ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  2. Jo

    Thanks for doing this!๐Ÿ’œEverything was something that I would wear.

  3. Rachel Gavin

    Carcar!! Thanks for sharing your picks! I love when you and Caitlin collaborate on nsale posts. I’m 30, and Caitlin’s size, and also a mom with a second on the way, so I love seeing your “mom” selections. I feel like I buy nearly everything Caitlin suggests, especially pants, and often select the same sweaters you choose. I hadn’t even seen some of these until this post! Love how stylish you are. Hope to be just like you when my children are grown.

  4. so cute! love all of her outfits so much, you both have amazing style!!

  5. Kathy

    Hi CarCar! You got some great things at the sale! I love your outfits! Totally OT but could you please tell me the brand/name of your beautiful pale pink nail polish? It looks gorgeous! Thank you. I always enjoy seeing you on Caitโ€™s blog. Hope to see you again soon!

    • Carla Covington

      Thank you!! The polish brand is Ella and Mila and the color is Stuck On You!

      • Kathy

        Thank you!

  6. Your mom’s picks are so cute! She’s so cute!

  7. Your mom looks so cute in everything, I love her picks!

    Sad that so many things are sold out already ๐Ÿ™


  8. Shana

    Loved this post! I like the AG boyfriend but was on the fence, definitely convinced me to try them ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Your mom is ADORABLE!

  10. Peggy Bowes

    Carcar, I’m a fellow North Carolina mom about your age and I have bought so many clothes over the years that you’ve worn on this blog or your Instagram. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  11. Gabriella

    So cute and stylish! Great inspiration for us women of a certain age๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. so nice
    i love it

  13. Andrea Livoti

    CarCar, where did you get the ring that youโ€™re wearing with your wedding ring set? All three rings look gorgeous together! I have a very similar wedding set and Iโ€™ve been trying to find the perfect third ring and I love yours. Can you please give me the details on your third ring so I can find on similar? Thanks! Love your style! Your so classy and pretty!

    • Carla Covington

      Thank you so much!! My husband and I found the ring at Zales last year for our anniversary and it was exactly what I had been looking for. It may be with their Art Deco wedding rings if you look online. ๐Ÿ’—

      • Andrea Livoti

        Thank you so much! Youโ€™re beautiful!

  14. Brittany D

    Love her picks! Can you tell me what her sliders are shes wearing in multiple photos? I don’t see them linked anywhere! Thanks!!

  15. These are all so cute! I have to share this with my mom (:

    Erika Marie |

    • Celeste Rozacky

      Great picks for sure! Love the Page jeans!

  16. Aww your mom is just the cutest, so so supportive! ๐Ÿ™‚
    She picked out some amazing things, you can definitely tell where you get your great style from!
    xx Janine

  17. Natalie Marinacke

    Thank you for sharing these!!! I sent my mom a link to this post because she’s been wanting to change up her style but doesn’t know how. This will definitely help her!

  18. Your mom is so cute! I love all her outfits and the way she styled them. Have fun on your trip today!

  19. I love your mom’s picks! She’s so cute!!

  20. Emma

    Love your picks! What are those adorable tan/pink slide on shoes that youโ€™re wearing with a few of the outfits?

  21. Love that you feature your cute mom on your blog! I love that pink cardigan with the flannel. It’s hard to imagine wearing it right now though, haha. Great post Caitlin!

    Juliana Grace |

  22. Lisa potocnik

    Love your pics you are do stylish!

  23. Shamonique Chacon

    Your mom is a doll! Beautiful picks. Thanks for sharing.


  24. Your mama is so cute!!! I love that she has such trendy style and she’s wearing a lot of the same sizes I would (xs, s, 26, 27). She also grabbed up some Nsale items I haven’t seen before and I seriously want (constantly refreshing the site page for restocks).

  25. Carla Covington

    Thank you so much for this sweet comment!! Caitlin and I have fun doing these posts every year!
    Congrats to you with the second baby on the way!!
    Children are such a blessing! ๐Ÿ’—

  26. Meghan

    What watch and Yurman bracelet is your Mom wearing in the picture with the bright pink sweater? Thanks!

  27. Lindsay

    I want your mom to have her own blog! I love everything she wears!

  28. Carcar, I love the outfits. Thanks for you for doing this. Do you do a blog yourself I would definitely love to subscribe.