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My Initial Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview

July 3, 2024

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview is online and now is the time to fill your wish list with elevated basics that will make your fall wardrobe pop with style. Remember, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is not an end-of-season or clearance sale. The items they feature in this annual sale are mostly fall and winter new arrivals. So it’s fun to peruse the #NSale Preview even if you don’t plan to shop it. But I’ve spent hours and hours scouring the Preview and today I’m sharing my initial picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview.

Kay's Initial Picks from the NSale 2024

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I’ve shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for years, and I definitely use this sale to begin building my fall and winter wardrobes with the new “it” colors and styles. So I’ve learned some really BIG secrets for shopping the sale smart, and I want to share those with you. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for my NSale Nsiders Newsletter, which includes those BIG tips, inspiration style boards from the sale, restock notices on popular items and even concierge service to help you find something in particular. (If you’re already one of my treasured email subscribers, you simply need to update the preferences at the bottom of your most recent email.)

Favorite Jackets in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview

Perhaps my favorite thing to look for in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great jacket. In the past I’ve purchased beautiful leather jackets, blazers, utility jackets and athleisure style jackets. This year I’ve decided to look for a statement jacket that’s probably NOT a blazer. But I found some amazing blazers that I just have to share with you, too.

One of the biggest trends I’ve seen in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview is the prevalence of deep, midnight blue. And I’m hooked! It’s popping up in sweaters and dresses and blouses, too. But it’s a great year to add a midnight blue jacket to your wardrobe. I’ve got my eye on that AllSaints Dalby leather biker jacket in midnight blue (shown below). I already have that jacket in a couple of other colors, so I can tell you it runs true to size; I wear a 10 in it. AllSaints is known for their top notch leather, and this jacket features buttery-soft leather that feels good and wears beautifully.

blue corduroy dickey jacket // double breasted knit blazer // plaid dickey jacket // white cotton blend jacket // leather biker jacket

I also have the Nordstrom marled double breasted knit blazer and the Vince white cotton blend jacket in my personal wish list. That could change before I shop, of course. That said, both the Nordstrom brand and Vince have shown up with some absolutely beautiful elevated basics in this year’s sale. (Click on those names to see their full line-up in the women’s department.) The marled double breasted knit blazer is a relaxed fit jacket that will work perfectly for my casual lifestyle. But the Vince cotton blend jacket (also available in navy) would give me an elegant but simple option to elevate outfits.

I’ve rounded up some more of my favorite jackets from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview below.

Favorite Jeans in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview

I’ve had a number of followers ask for guidance purchasing premium denim jeans in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Indeed, this is a great time to purchase a pair or two of great jeans for the fall and winter, whether you’re looking for premium denim or less expensive options. And this year the denim choices are the best I’ve seen in years.

left to right: Anessa High Waist Raw Hem Wide Leg Jeans //  Sasha High Waist Column Straight Leg Jeans // High Waist Ankle Jean

I feel like this year the denim options are the most wearable we’ve seen. I see plenty of straight leg, wide leg and flared leg options, and that’s what most of us are comfortable in at this point. And your favorite brands have shown up BIG. The Paige Anessa high waist raw hem wide leg jeans shown above are some of my favorite jeans. I already have several pairs of this particular silhouette from Paige and they are among my absolute favorites. I also have a pair of the Paige Sasha jeans, but mine are cropped length. So I’m very excited to try the Sasha high waist column straight leg jeans above. That black wash looks gorgeous to me. And the high waist ankle jeans above are from a favorite brand at a very low price point.

My other favorite premium denim brands in the sale are AG (especially if you prefer a slimmer fit), Frame (love their jeans!), Mother (especially the Mother Hustler) and Joe’s (I have and love the Mia). But the mid-price denim brands have great offerings this year, too. My favorites are Madewell, Kut from the Kloth, NYDJ and Wit & Wisdom. I’ve gathered some of my favorite styles below.

Favorite Accessories in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview

You’ll definitely want to pick up some of the beautiful fall accessories offered in the sale. In fact, I still have and use several handbags, scarves, shoes and pieces of jewelry that I bought five and six years ago in the sale. These are high quality accessories that reflect the trending colors and silhouettes, but that are classic enough to enjoy for years. And the prices will be marked down 30-40% just for the sale.

Kay's Initial Accessory Picks
leather shoulder bag // Circle of Life Diamond Pendant Necklace // large leather tote // scarf // sunglasses

This year I plan to purchase one or two handbags and a piece of fine jewelry. Those are my priorities. I have my eye on the Circle of Life diamond pendant necklace from Bony Levy above. I was able to see a similarly sized pendant in the store yesterday, and it’s such a nice size for layering. So that’s in my wish list. But I also saw the Bony Levey BL Icon diamond pendant (in white gold) and it is so much prettier in person than in the photos. That dainty necklace is definitely a better price, of course. And it’s just lovely, so I really may opt for it instead. That said, I also saw the Bardot diamond medallion necklace, and it is stunning. I guess it just depends on how much of my total budget I’m willing to give up for this one item.

Favorite Beauty Exclusives in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview

You’ll find some great beauty exclusives available in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. These sell fast. That’s not to say they’ll be gone before the non-cardholders shop, mind you. But they almost always sell out eventually. So I’d shop these fast.

I have a few beauty exclusives that I purchases every year in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m so glad to see them back this year.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm // Necessaire the Body Wash Duo // Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash // Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body lotion or refill // Lancome Cils Booster mascara primer // Lancome Defenicils mascara

The large container of Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is enough to last me about 60-90 days (depending on travel), so I generally purchase two. But I use that one container of Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash for an entire year to cleanse my face in the shower each morning. And the Necessaire the Body Wash Duo will probably get me to at least Christmas.

Here are more of my favorite beauty buys in the sale.

Be sure to check out my blog post, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – How to Prepare for It for more tips on shopping the sale smart. And you’ll always find all of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 coverage through the special 💛NSALE 2024💛 tab in the top menu of this website. I’ll be sharing more favorites in days to come as we prepare to shop. When can you shop? Check the schedule below.

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How has God been helping you lately? He has helped me to see some things more clearly. I learned years ago that having wisdom is having God’s perspective. Remember, God sees the big picture, but He also sees the past more clearly than we do and He knows the future. So to see things from God’s perspective we truly have to seek that from Him. 

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6 thoughts on “My Initial Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024 Preview

  1. God has helped me so much in these last 10 years. We have had heartbreak with several of our adult children and in 2015, a major disappointment in our ministry. But God has given me so much hope and faith that He has been with us and has a great plan for us.

    1. That’s such a blessing to hear, Tricia. Thank you for sharing. When we go through valleys, God is so good to be our light.

  2. I’m afraid that your clothing choices have been getting very pricey lately, and I just can’t seem to make sense of spending that much on clothing. Would you consider maybe dialing it down a bit? Thanks; I have learned a lot from you, but $400 skirts and $300 sweaters are getting to be way out of my budget. Thanks, Kay.

    1. Hi Karen, I think if you look through the items featured and the ones in the shopping widgets you’ll see I have selections in a full range of prices. I can tell from my analytics that my readers shop with a variety of budgets, so I provide options at all price points.

  3. Thank you Kay for curating such a great list of items! Everything you have featured is lovely, current and would be so great to own. Although, my budget for the sale may be less than others, I really appreciate you featuring all of these items! I can use this list to search for similar items that might be within my budget!! Thanks for doing the legwork for us!!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post Danelle. I agree that seeing the more designer brand items often helps me to choose more carefully what I purchase at a lower price point. If you’ll check the items in the shopping widgets at the end of each section, I think you’ll see options in a full range of prices. Happy shopping!