Clockwise from top left: DVF | Loeffler Randall | Veda | Paul Green. Details, reviews & more picks below!
It’s time, friends! For those of you who didn’t get to play along during Early Access, the first day of the 2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here! To celebrate, I thought I’d show you my favorite (and least favorite) scores from the Sale so far, including my in-person, brutally honest reviews of those picks I showed you last week! nordstrom anniversary sale best picks
First, a little insider’s tip: for those of you that were worried about missing out on the best pieces from the preview catalog to those pesky Early Access shoppers, I have it on good authority that Nordstrom held back at least a full size run of anything that was featured in the catalog. So, shop early and you’ll still get your pick of the goods!
*PSA on those Sam Edelman boots: size down 1/2 size!
Last but not least, I was a big fan of the Halogen cashmere options in this year’s Sale. Last year’s Halogen cashmere sweatshirt has held up perfectly, so I nabbed a second this year in that pale pink color I’ve been on the hunt for all year. And I also picked up the Halogen v-neck cashmere tunic in cream, which looks suspiciously like something I’d buy from Vince at 3x the price. Plus, the cream will be a nice change from all that grey I wear in the fall.
For the rest of my favorites, get the full story in our Editor’s Picks preview!
As for the misses? Those Shimera boyshorts I was so excited about have a disappointing tendency to roll up your leg, which is a deal-breaker. I’ll be saving my money for my favorite supersoft Gap modal boyshorts instead. That Rag & Bone military jacket was, at least on me, entirely the wrong cut (and ran a little small). If you want to give it a try, size up. And while the Rebecca Taylor lace dress was a solid “no”, there was a simpler navy and black version that looked boring in the catalog, but the fit was fantastic. If only I were 3 inches shorter…so those of you 5’5″ or under, go forth! And speaking of dresses, I wanted that fun lip-print Halogen pleated dress to be a win, but the fit on the midsection was really odd. Anyone else find that?
Now it’s your turn, friends! Tell me: What did you buy? What did you skip? And what are you still pining for?