Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigan Fall Outfit Ideas and What’s Left for Public Access?

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Today I am sharing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale cardigan outfit ideas and highlighting items that are currently stocked for public access.  I’m starting with several photos of a basic Fall outfit that includes all the Fall wardrobe essentials: cardigan, blanket scarf, layering tee, skinny jeans, and booties.  Almost all the Nordstrom Anniversary sale cardigan purchases I made during early access to the sale have since sold out online.  I did the grunt work and gathered all the sale cardigans that are stocked in multiple sizes for you.

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One of the main things that sets the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale apart is that they put items on sale pre-season.  Normally items go on sale at the end of the season when you’re done buying. Not many people are shopping for swimwear in September.   Many retailers put cardigans on sale at the end of the cold months but Nordstrom got it right and switched things up.

In recent years I have started investing a bit more in a few wardrobe staples.   I found that even my higher priced sweaters pilled and wore out after a year or two.  Now is a great time to restock your closet.   The cardigan I am wearing is only $31 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!   It’s super soft, not scratchy, and I love that it covers the bum (making it’s perfect to wear with leggings).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigan Picks

Cardigans were the hardest hit area of the Nordstrom Anniversary early access sale from what I can tell.   The cardigans above are currently in stock but they’ll be selling out VERY QUICKLY so strike while the iron is hot if there’s something you want.  I will be updating RESTOCK ALERTS on my Facebook and Instagram pages if you’re interested.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Denim Picks

The skinny jeans (currently marked down $30) I am wearing have just enough stretch that they don’t get baggy after a few hour of wear but aren’t contracting.  I cuffed them to wear with booties.   Do you cuff jeans with booties?  There are some great denim buys right now.  I wear jeans or leggings everyday during the Fall months.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Basic Tops

I also stocked up on several basic tees and tops.   I lose most of my basics (because I usually gravitate towards white) to stains.  From sunless tanner to the chocolate from my sons’ pancakes, there comes a point when I send my tops away in a donation bag.   Here are some of the basic tops I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I am loving a slouchy off the shoulder look if you’ve noticed lately on my Instagram pictures.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Bootie Picks

(Bootie picks sound’s pretty funny, huh?).

I wear booties most days of the week in the Fall.   They pair so well with skinny jeans.   The suede wears down if you brave the elements (or wear them to 541 orchards in the Fall) like I do.  There are a lot of great booties left in stock.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Scarf Picks

Scarves are a must have item for Fall.   I actually like scarves all year long.  They’re a great “third piece” to transform a dull outfit into something special.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Handbag Picks

I also can’t deny my love of a satchel handbag.  I was thinking I might splurge on an investment handbag during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but the one I loved the most was this Sole Society option that’s really affordable.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigan For Summer

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Here I was at my local Nordstrom shopping the last day of early access in the same cardigan shown above but in the brown color (which happens to be in stock).   These peep toe booties (in addition to the cardigan) are a great transitional wardrobe piece that will take you from Summer to Fall.  If you haven’t tried a long cardigan I highly recommend this one because it’s soft (not scratchy) and the perfect length to hide your bum in shorts or leggings.  I am wearing size XS in the cardigan above.

My Favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigan Outfit

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If you haven’t tried Articles of Society jeans they are a great brand that won’t break the bank.   Their jeans have a ton of stretch.  I own this pink cardigan which is not on sale but it’s a great piece (that I have in size small).

My FAVORITE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Cardigan


If you remember from my post where I predicted what might be the hottest selling sale items I had my eye on the Barefoot Dreams cardigan well before the sale even started.   This is THE SOFTEST cardigan and it comes in several neutral colors.   I am wearing the XS/S but I found the Medium also had a nice oversized fit.   These over the knee boots are a great price.  I have very small calves and they are not fitted on me but they do not slide down.  If they restock (and you can afford them) the Stuart Weitzman boots are marked down $300 and are the best looking over the knee boots I know of.

So….HAPPY SHOPPING!!   Are you a Nordstrom card holder?  I’d love to hear if you have made or are making any great buys from the sale!


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  • Christy Peeples DuBois
    July 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I have several fall must haves. A few are long sleeve and agirr sleeve basic tees, booties, scarves, and cardigans and vests. Our temperatures will stay warm through October/November usually.

    • Rachel
      July 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      oh lucky you!! not in Connecticut. thanks for commenting!!

  • Cathy
    July 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Love your style! Thanks for sharing these great looks!

    • Rachel
      July 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      thank you Cathy!!!

  • Bao
    July 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

    My Must have Fall item is the barefoot dreams cardigan! Falling head over heel for it! Softest cardigan ever!!!

    • Rachel
      July 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      yes!!! I agree. it’s perfect for lounging or outside the house. 🙂

  • jennie
    July 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I find that in all the things that I have purchased….I have kept all of the sweaters and cardigans! There have been great buys!! I have also gotten a great pair of over the knee boots and a pair of booties!! I have bought way to much~~~but isn’t this the reason for a sale. My car is loaded with clothes and shoes that will be going to the consignment store to make room for my new Nordstrom finds!!!

    • Rachel
      July 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      yes!!! I was just telling my husband I need to thin out my close this weekend to make some space :). almost every cardigan has sold out already 🙁

  • Melinda Blonshine
    July 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Love all of your picks! I’m definitely planning to add some Vince Camuto booties to my fall wardrobe and of course some new distressed denim!

    • Rachel
      July 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      great minds think alike 😉
      thanks Melinda!!

  • Katie
    July 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Definitely must have a pair of awesome booties like the ones you’re wearing for fall. Off to shop!

    • Rachel
      July 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      hope you find what you want in stock Katie!!

  • Sarah Johnson
    July 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I love my cardigans and booties that I got!!

  • Tierney
    July 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I came to the sale looking for cardigans and sweaters, but they all sold out too quickly in my size! So I ended up with 4 pairs of jeans (oops!) and a pair of the Halogen mules. I’ll have to keep my eye on your restock notices for the cardis this week.

  • Lora
    July 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Rachel!!!! You look amazing in everything! My must have fall item is a black cardigan with pockets! Also, never tried the bootie look before but just might have to this year!

    • Rachel
      July 22, 2017 at 12:33 am

      oh hey MAMA!!!!!!!
      you haven’t tried booties!!!????!!!??? this is your year!! black is one of the few colors left in several cardigans. happy shopping!!

  • Debbi Fore
    July 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    My fall must-haves are cardigans and more cardigans, booties and jeans!! Great post….helpful!

    • Rachel
      July 22, 2017 at 12:33 am

      agree!!! hopefully the cardigans restock while they’re still on sale. thanks Debbi!

  • Jodi Hunter
    July 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    My fall Must have is a nice over the knee boot.

    • Rachel
      July 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      AGREE!!! do you have a favorite pair??