nordstrom anniversary sale (early access) – my faves in women’s shoes & clothing!!!

the nordstrom anniversary sale early access is HERE and i spent 7+ hours yesterday at the mall trying everything on i possibly could in that time frame, just to better pick out the BEST of everything for you!!!

i have to say this year, i was underwhelmed by several things i tried on at the nordstrom anniversary sale, but freaking-out-in-LOVE with so many other things! i stayed up into the wee hours of the night and got up after just a couple hours of sleep to finish this list up.

today i have a roundup of my favorite women’s shoes and clothing from the nordstrom anniversary sale, men’s picks (thanks to my ROCKSTAR brother who has incredible taste and picked through every single men’s item for me!), and BABY deals!

my philosophy with the anniversary sale is that you should find the most expensive items your budget will allow for that you’re obsessed with, and go for those. because that’s where you’ll save the MOST money this time of year. so if that just means a $20 tee, great! i’ve totally had years like that. or if you wanted stuart weitzman boots all winter last year and have your pennies saved, trust me when i say now is the time to get them. you know?! i know you know. because you’re a smart bargain shopper because you read my blog! and that’s why we are MFEO. (sleepless in seattle reference).

so let’s get started.

assume everything fits true to size unless otherwise noted πŸ˜‰


1. rag & bone margot bootie: maybe my favorite shoe of the entire sale. SO COMFY! zippers on both sides!
2. sam edelman paige fringed ankle bootie: the fringe is SO CUTE! short heel = perfect for standing all day.
3. BP trott bootie: not as comfy as the rag & bone but less expensive and super cute!
4. stuart weitzman mixitup boot: this wasΒ everywhere last fall, on every celeb and in every fashion mag. cheapest you’ll see it all year!
5. sam edelman kayla over the knee boot: these scream fall wardrobe!
6. doce vita ohana over the knee boot:Β have last year’s style and you can wear these babies all day long. the charcoal is so pretty with black or dark jeans.
7. sam edelman alaine scalloped flat: comfy and SO adorable. the scallop just gets me. in these colors too.
8. tory burch melinda flat sandal: dainty and sweet, love these for summer and early fall.
9. frye billy short bootie: OBSESSED with these! totally comfy and so cute for dresses or jeans.


10. soprano henley tee: truly the perfect henley! fits loose but flattering.
11. leith waterfall cardigan: my FAVE cardi of the sale.
12. trouve drape collar leather jacket: favorite leather jacket of the sale. tried them all on, this one is so soft and fits like a glove! the dreamiest of leather jackets. i’d gladly put all of them in my closet.
13. chloe k crochet tunic: cutest peek of crochet goodness under any type of jacket, cardi or kimono.
14. sun & shadow kimono: pretty and light for summer and inexpensive!
15. washed chambray shirt: love this in ALL THE COLORS! i bought white though. runs slightly small.
16. BLANKNYC private practice moto jacket: a less expensive alternative to the leather jacket i love, but sort of the same look! amazing fit. this picture does it such an injustice. also, i think this is what i’d look like as a blonde, ha.
17. pleione v neck tunic: another subpar picture for an amazing piece! i wore this a million times last year after the sale, SO glad they brought it back! i like the dark colors on better than the lighter. runs slightly big.
18. wildfox pizza sweatshirt: my fave sweatshirt of the sale, not only because it’s hilar but it’s SO SOFT and COZY!!!



19. j brand love story flare jeans: these really are a love story because i’m IN LOVE! tried all the flares. love these most.
20. rag & bone the skinny distressed jeans: really soft, stretchy, make your bum look better than real life jeans!
21. sun & shadow moto leggings: bargain buy if you aren’t in the market for designer jeans. super cute with a good tunic length shirt or sweater! zips at the ankles make them extra cute.
22. j brand photo ready skinnies: they don’t say photo ready on the online description but they are! these are my magic trick jeans. named “photo ready” for a reason. slimming and so pretty. celeb jeans for sure.
23. rag & bone the dre boyfriend jeans: SO HAPPY they brought these back!! fave boyfriend jeans EVER. they run a little large – order a size down.
24. hudson elysian nico super skinny jeans: THESE FEEL LIKE BUTTER. and look like a million bucks. need i say more?

coming soon … MEN’S PICKS and BABY DEALS!

but first, let’s announce winner #1 from the $100 gift card giveaway!

jenny burkhalter, you’ve won a $100 nordstrom gift card from us! email within 24 hoursΒ with the email you used to enter the giveaway to claim your prize.

also, I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS ARE BUYING from my nordstrom anniversary sale guide! post a picture of yourself on instagram with what you got from my picks with the hashtag #mintarrowFAVE and tag me @mintarrow in your original photo caption and we’ll randomly choose $100 gift card winners on instagram throughout the nordstrom anniversary sale!

*if your profile is private, email me your entryΒ after you’ve posted it to instagramΒ to with the subject mintarrowFAVE by tapping on the … below your instagram and selecting “share” and then “email.”

check back later today for 2 more winners and my favorite of men’s and baby in the nordstrom anniversary sale!

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sharon james:

Fun! Just ordered some jeans a shirt! Excited for the mens and kids!


Omg!! I literally just got a Nordstromcard just do I could shop your picks early! Lol you’re the!!


haha aw thanks candice! πŸ™‚


Thanks for putting all the fun together!
Quick question about the pleione tunic: do you hand wash yours? There are so many cute things that look equally good for business or play, but usually if they are hand wash or dry clean, i don’t wear them as often as i should.


ha no way!! i throw that baby right in the wash AND dryer. it’s been washed dozens of times. still looks perfect! such a great top!


Washer AND dryer just made my day. Maybe my pile of hand washing is bigger than it should be? Bought a sweet Anthro romper you recommended last year that has been fantastic for travel, but I’ve been washing it by hand, like a coward.
(appreciate the quick response, especially with your 2 littles to look after, too! πŸ™‚


As always, you rocked it Corrine!! I love all of your picks. I have the Sam Edelman fringed boots and the pleione top on mine (validated my picks)! Ill have to try some of the others you posted too. For the BLANKNYC jacket, is that the actual color of it?

N. Monty:

Hi! just wondering what size you ended up getting in the chambray shirt, does it run large?thanks so much!


it actually runs a bit small since it’s juniors, so i got a large. so glad you asked!! i’m going to add that to my post now.


Are you going to do makeup/beauty also? I bought all your Clarins stuff earlier this year. Loving the Frye boots. You know a must have you should add is the Barefoot dreams cardigan. I literally wear it every night from Fall to Spring b/c it’s so soft and comfy. Even my son steals it b/c it’s “cozy”


Does the makeup go on sale at all? I need some LancΓ΄me mascara.


Do you have to wear something under the v neck tunic? How deep is the v? Thanks?


hey meg, it’s just close enough that you may want to wear something under but i don’t have to and my cleavage doesn’t show, but it kinda depends because it will fit differently on everyone πŸ™‚

Brandi Starbuck:

I love all the recommendations! On the first day of early access, I ordered the BP chambray shirt in white and the J Brand jeans, as well as the Melinda TB sandals and the Paige fringe booties…..UM….everything was SPOT on! I loved everything…and then went back to order the Sam Edelman leopard print flats! I love your blog—I wouldn’t know where to shop without it! πŸ™‚

Christie Reason:

I am so thankful for your posts. I have two little ones and have had no time to experience the n sale. I am online shopping based on your list, I absolutely love your style so I have no doubt it’ll be great! <3


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