Hi there, and welcome to Dressed for My Day. Just in the last couple of days I finally got in the last of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale order. So I thought I’d take today to share that final haul with you. Of course, I won’t be keeping all of these either. So I’ll be sharing, as in my other NSale haul post, what I’m keeping, what I’m returning…and why!
As these final orders have come in, I’ve changed my mind about a few of the choices I’d made in my last post. By the way, these are items I ordered the very first hours of the early access sale, so be patient. I think returns will continue to restock the sale for the duration.
Pullover Sweaters & Knee High Riding Boots
I only ordered two pullover sweaters in the NSale. I see this sale more as an opportunity to get good deals on pricier, classic wardrobe essentials. But since I’m moving to Cincinnati and I have no sweaters of this thickness or heft, I thought I should at least try a couple.
I was totally prepared to return both sweaters (because my budget has been shot!! and I’ve got to reign it in somewhere!). But I love this mock neck sweater more than I ever thought I would. It feels lush and thick, but not hot or scratchy. And I like the ribbed knit and the split hem. It’s orangier than I had anticipated, so that may persuade me to return it. But…Ballot’s Still Out.
The sweater’s also available in ivory, but both colors have few size selections left.
Now let’s talk about these Frye boots. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I was sold on the Tory Burch Everly Riding boots until I tried these on. And the Tory Burch boots are still great. But the Frye Carly Tall Boots (in extended calf for me) are simply divine. They feel amazing on, and I like the very casual vibe. These…I’m Keeping! Plus, for me this is the best place to spend your bucks in the NSale…on higher end, high quality items that rarely go on sale and that will last you for years.
Unfortunately, there are few sizes left in these boots. But seriously, watch for returns.
This v-neck sweater is another purchase I planned to return…until I tried it on. In fact, because I also love the color of this comfy, hefty pullover, I’m even more likely to keep it. It’s quite simple, but I think this lush sweater will be a wardrobe favorite, paired with jeans or black slacks.
Unfortunately the sizes are extremely picked over. It is available in other colors and colorblocks, too, and I suggest watching for returns if you’re interested. Probably keeping.
I have absolutely fallen in love with Marc Fisher shoes and booties. They just fit my feet perfectly. So that may be a problem…because they’re not cheap. Ha! But I definitely feel better buying them on sale. And since the Blondo Eliza waterproof snake print bootie didn’t work for me, I ordered these Dalaran Booties in snake leather.
The only thing I don’t like is that the booties don’t have a zipper at all. But then again, I don’t have much trouble getting them on, so that’s not a deal changer. I like the pointy toe and the sleek silhouette of these booties. Keeping.
Cardigans & Booties
I’m definitely sending some cardigans back because I’ve gone a little crazy with them. Uh oh!
I’d already purchased the black in this lush, soft long cardigan and couldn’t resist ordering the heather tan cobblestone, too. I honestly think I’m going to get a lot of wear out of it. This long wool and cashmere cardigan is definitely my style. And it will be perfect for getting out and about, but just as lovely to wear when working at home.
A few sizes are still available in this soft heather, but you’ll find more sizes in the black and grey, which are equally beautiful. Keeping.
I know it looks like I’m buying a ton of booties. But the truth is, I don’t have any. The leather ones I wore maybe twice last winter are just dead. I think I’ve had them at least 6 years and they’re done. And living in Arizona, I’ve gotten by without wearing booties much. So I think these Sloan Booties are also at the top of my list, simply because I love the soft neutral color and the wonderful fit. With the inside zipper, they’re easy on and off, too.
This bootie also comes in other colors and a snake print, and sizes seem to be pretty abundant. Plus, it’s a pretty good price for a good bootie. Ballot’s Still Out.
I think I showed the Leith Longline Cardigan in the dark green shade in the previous Nordstrom purchases post, and that’s the one I’m keeping. But this grey is a lovely shade and so versatile. I’m Returning it only because I’ve reached my cardigan limit. Ha!
The Longline Cardigan runs large, so definitely size down at least one size. It has a lot of stretch and give, too. And it seems that the only shade with an abundance of sizes to choose from is the burgundy fudge heather (what???), and that looks like a lovely color to me.
These black suede Rosita booties are probably staying with me simply because I desperately need a pair of black booties. I have one high-heeled pair, but rarely wear them because they’re just not practical for me. These booties are comfortable and simple. The outside zipper is a bit of an anomaly, but I don’t mind it. They fit true to size. And they also come in sesame suede, a pretty neutral. Probably keeping.
Coat & Rain/Snow Boots
When I purchased this plaid Levi’s brand coat I assumed it would be lightweight and only good as a fashion piece. I was wrong. While it may not be wearable on the coldest of days, it’s certainly a good weight and thickness.
But the coat also feels great on. I think it will provide sufficient warmth for mild winter days and it will fit well over other layers. The coat runs big, so size down. I’m wearing a small and it’s still pretty roomy. And there are more sizes available in the blue and red plaid version. Probably keeping.
I heard another blogger recommend these rain boots over the ever popular Hunter rain boots because she said they were easier to get on and off and more durable and comfortable. I haven’t tried the Hunter boots on, so I can’t compare. But these Sperry rain boots are definitely comfortable. They feel perfect and don’t even feel like they’ll need to be broken in.
I was a little hesitant when I discovered the boots only come in full sizes. I’m a true 9.5 all the time, all the time. But sure enough, the 9 fits me just fine. Keeping.
Well, that’s it. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on these. Since I’ve never lived in the north, I’m definitely open to suggestions. Keep in mind, I’ll certainly get another coat. In fact, I think the last pastor’s wife left some for the church secretary and she’s planning to gift me one or two of them if I can wear them. So I thought I should wait and see what she has to offer me before I buy much in that category.
That said, this Georgia Bulldog likes that red and black plaid coat, so… It’s a keeper!
Blessed for My Day
Are you a people pleaser? I think we all have tendencies to want to please others if we’re honest, some of us to a fault. But whether we’re characterized as people pleasers or not, we must be vigilant to live for an audience of One.
When our goal becomes pleasing other people, we create unhealthy dependencies, block true and honest communication, live inauthentically and ultimately risk displeasing our God. Sometimes He calls us to do the hard things, go a different direction or swim upstream. If we’re consumed with the approval of other people, we’ll never be able to be all that God has called us to be.
For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:5-6