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The RLS Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…no, not Christmas. It’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! For those who don’t know about these magical markdowns, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens once a year at the end of summer. Nordstrom releases a ton of brand new fall merchandise at a major discount (think anywhere between 20-40% off). Early access to the sale via possession of a Nordstrom credit card started on July 14th and ends on July 21st. On July 22nd, the sale is open to the public! If you see something you like, don’t hesitate; I have already noticed quite a few items sell out. Nordstrom promises to restock for the public sale, so if you see something you love on our guide, bookmark it and check back with Nordstrom every day. Prices go back up August 8th!

Happy Anniversary Sale!


Super Fashionable Casual

Layers and layers! Think moto jackets and vests. Each of these pieces will make a seriously fashionable impact on your wardrobe. Laced-up shirts are totally on trend and I’m loving all the different iterations, like this Wayf shirtdress. I’m always a fan of anything lip-print, this Equipment blouse being no exception. The bomber jacket is also still in for fall. Mural makes an affordable olive version and 3.1 Philip Lim does a menswear-styled varsity jacket.

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Wayf Lace-Up Shirtdress, $44.90 (After Sale, $68)[/tab][tab]


FRAME ‘Le High Skinny’Raw Edge High Rise Jeans (Quinn), $145.90 (After Sale, $219)[/tab][tab]_12869279

Veda ‘Gemini’ Suede Moto Jacket, $599.90 (After Sale, $995)[/tab][tab]_12574728

PAIGE ‘Verdugo’ Ankle Skinny Jeans (Aubergine), $124.90 (After Sale, $189)[/tab][tab]_12706192

Mural Varsity Bomber Jacket, $55.90 (After Sale, $84.00)[/tab][tab]_12544455

Equipment ‘Adalyn’ Print Silk Sleeveless Blouse, $129.90 (After Sale, $218)[/tab][tab]_12602992-1

Topshop Sleeveless Belted Coat, $98.90 (After Sale, $150)[/tab][tab]


BLANKNYC ‘Easy Rider’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $64.90 (After Sale, $98)[/tab][tab]_12551830

Diane von Furstenberg ‘Arabella’ Pinstripe Silk Dress, $238.90 (After Sale, $398)[/tab][tab]_12703607

Missoni Stripe Sweater Knit Poncho, $149.90 (After Sale, $225)[/tab][tab]_12717839

SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, $64.90 (After Sale, $98)[/tab][tab]_12545038

Helen Berman Tweed Zip Front Jacket, $176.90
(After Sale, $268)[/tab][tab]_12608282

Thread & Supply Utility Vest, $37.90
(After Sale, $58)[/tab][tab]_12866467

3.1 Philip Lim Plaid Wool Bomber Jacket, $499.90
(After Sale, $750)[/tab][tab]_12710776

Nordstrom Collection Zip Pocket Sateen Ankle Pants, $124.90
(After Sale, $188)[/tab][/tabs]



Wear it to Work

Not that Lafayette 148 ever disappoints, but how gorgeous is this blue draped ponte dress? Talk about a serious power dress that goes from the board room to cocktails. The NYDJ Michelle trousers are a favorite of my clients. They suck you in at all the right places and make your butt look fabulous. I can’t believe how much they’ve marked down the Hugo Boss suit separates. Their blue suiting fabric is so beautiful! Theory and Halogen also have suiting on sale.

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Lafayette 148 New York Drap Neck Ponte Dress, $265.90 (After Sale, $398)[/tab][tab]_12654566

NYDJ ‘Michelle’ Stretch Ponte Trousers, $75.90 (After Sale, $144)[/tab][tab]_12650619BOSS ‘Julara’ Stretch Wool Blend Suit Jacket, $394.90 (After Sale, $595)[/tab][tab]_12592807

Ellen Tracy Fit & Flare Dress, $78.90 (After Sale, $118)[/tab][tab]_12529328

Majestic Designer Turtleneck, $89.90 (After Sale, $135)[/tab][tab]_12576780

Halogen V-Neck Lightweight Merino Cardigan, $49.90 (After Sale, $78)[/tab][tab]_12544689

Equipment ‘Leema’ Pocket Detail Stripe Cotton Shirt, $131.90 (After Sale, $198)[/tab][tab]_12578714

Vince Camuto Straight Leg Pants, $51.90 (After Sale, $79)[/tab][tab]_12542534

Theory ‘Viola’ V-Neck Sleeveless Silk Blouse, $128.90 (After Sale, $215)[/tab][tab]_12843033

Theory ‘Brixmill B Token’ Suit Jacke, $297.90
(After Sale, $445)[/tab][tab]_12629845

Vince Camuto Jacquard Knit One-Button Blazer, $105.90
(After Sale, $159)[/tab][tab]_12653574

Vince Camuto Ponte Midi Skirt, $45.90 (After Sale, $69)[/tab][tab]_12591029

Halogen Herringbone Stretch One-Button Suit Jacket, $89.90
(After Sale, $148)[/tab][/tabs]



Chic Outerwear

Lani and I have been searching for the perfect blue coat for our clients for years. This Tahari wool-blend coat fits the bill and is flattering on so many skin tones. My personal favorite of them all is the I Madison fox fur trim coat. The coat features a mix of every neutral (navy, camel, grey and black) therefore it really goes with everything. If you have your winter coat already, consider a wool cape or vest for fall for extra style points.

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Tahari ‘Tessa’ Boiled Wool Blend Coat, $169.90 (After Sale, $258)[/tab][tab]_12824631

1 Madison Genuine Fox Fur Trim Reefer Coat, $698.90 (After Sale, $1,095)[/tab][tab]_12630932

Sam Edelman Wool Coat with Removable Faux Fur Collar, $129.90 (After Sale, $198)[/tab][tab]_12608892

MICHAEL Michael Kors Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat, $179.90 (After Sale, $270)[/tab][tab]_12608862

Plaid Wool Blend Coat, $169.90 (After Sale, $258)[/tab][tab]

Mackage Leather Sleeve Wool Blend Wrap Coat, $464.90, (After Sale, $695)[/tab][tab]_12637114

Charles Gray London Wool Blend Cape Coat, $179.90 (After Sale, $270)[/tab][tab]_12776629

Lauren Ralph Lauren Wool Blend Maxi Coat, $239.90 (After Sale, $360[/tab][tab]_12882178

Trina Turk ‘Adela’ Asymmetrical Zip Notch Collar Coat, $329.90 (After Sale, $495)[/tab][tab]_12607754-1

Halogen Belted Short Wool Blend Coat, $99.90
(After Sale, $148)[/tab][tab]_12564105

Soia & Kyo Reversible Double-Face Wool Blend Vest, $219.90
(After Sale, $330)[/tab][/tabs]



Pumps, Flats, Booties Galore

Do you remember our blog post from last year about the pointy-toe loafer? I’ve been wanting a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood loafers forever! Well now I finally have my version: this gorgeous Cole Haan loafer that comes in black, silver, snake-skin, and leopard. I’m so excited to receive my box after Lani raved all spring about her super comfy Cole Haan loafers. Cole Haan also has these insanely pretty block-heel pumps that remind me of some designer block-heel shopping we did earlier this year (see Prada’s and Lanvin’s versions). The menswear shoes are still in style, and I’m dying over the Louise et Cie and Vince lace-ups. I’m also having a hard time resisting the Topshop gold booties

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Cole Haan ‘Dellora’ Skimmer Flat, $129.90 (After Sale, $200.00)[/tab][tab]_12417909

Cole Haan ‘Eliree’ Block Heel Pump, $149.90 (After Sale, $250)[/tab][tab]

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Sam Edelman ‘Reyanne’ Spike Rand Pointy Toe Flat, $69.90
(After Sale, $109.95)[/tab][tab]_12425950

Vince ‘Preston’ Slip-On Sneaker, $129.90
(After Sale, $195)[/tab][tab]_12906229

Børn ‘Rozalee’ Ballet Flat, $56.90
(After Sale, $94.95)[/tab][tab]_12493403

Vince ‘Alanis’ Pointy Toe Oxford, $189.90
(After Sale, $325)[/tab][tab]_12351319

Vince ‘Kara’ Open Toe Wedge Sandal, $269.90
(After Sale, $450)[/tab][tab]_12471140

Louise et Cie ‘Adelise’ Oxford, $89.90
(After Sale, $139.95)[/tab][tab]_9025152

Hunter ‘Short Moto’ Rain Boot, $164.90
(After Sale, $250)[/tab][tab]_12804318

Alexander Wang ‘Kenze’ Bootie, $484.90
(After Sale, $725)[/tab][tab]_11020414

Corso Como ‘Laura’ Over the Knee Boot, $149.90
(After Sale, $247.95)[/tab][tab]_12453872

Cole Haan ‘Tali Luxe’ Wedge Pump, $109.90
(After Sale, $170)[/tab][tab]_12356192

Stuart Weizman ‘Soho’ Tall Elastic Back Boot, $449.90 (After Sale, $685)[/tab][tab]_12648239

Donald J Pliner ‘Edyn’ Block Heel Bootie, $198.90
(After Sale, $298)[/tab][tab]_12519208

Topshop ‘Maria’ Chelsea Block Heel Boot, $99.90
(After Sale, $150)[/tab][tab]_9354033

La Canadienne ‘Sharon’ Waterproof Bootie, $259.90
(After Sale, $397.95)[/tab][tab]_11711828

Donald J Pliner ‘Treva’ Pointy Toe Pump, $164.90
(After Sale, $248)[/tab][/tabs]



Handbags Perfect for Fall

Nordstrom now carries Allsaints purses! These purses manage to be clean-cut and edgy at the same time, yet are priced surprisingly reasonably for Allsaints. The Chelsea28 faux-leather clutch is an exact knock-off of Stella McCartney clutches for only $30.

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ALLSAINTS ‘Paradise North/South’ Leather Tote, $229.90
(After Sale, $348)[/tab][tab]_12367471

ALLSAINTS ‘Fleur de Lis East/West’ Suede Tote, $249.90 (After Sale, $378)[/tab][tab]_12409698

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Large Regan’ Satchel, $263.90
(After Sale, $395)[/tab][tab]_12367503

Rebecca Minkoff Dog Clip Saddle Bag, $129.90
(After Sale, $195)[/tab][tab]_10915414

Chelsea28 Faux Leather Chain Clutch, $29.90
(After Sale, $48)[/tab][tab]_12436014

Tumi ‘Voyageur Super Léger’ International Carry-On, $364.90 (After Sale, $545)[/tab][tab]_12849548

MARC JACOBS  ‘Pike Place’ East/West Leather Tote, $299.90 (After Sale, $448)[/tab][tab]_12367604

kate spade new york ‘Spencer Court – Tera’ Leather Satchel, $265.90 (After Sale, $398)[/tab][tab]_10865180

Longchamp ‘Le Pliage Cuir’ Leather Tote, $354.90 (After Sale, $530)[/tab][/tabs]



Jewelry and Watches

My favorite Kendra Scott lariat is only $80! Available in gold, rose gold, silver, and gunmetal, I love the way this necklace “ties” together any outfit. Check out all of the Nadri sale jewelry for dainty minimal pieces at great prices. The Skagen Tanja watch in grey and rose gold is beautifully unique and the Kate Spade bracelet watch has a shimmery mother-of-pearl face.

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Kendra Scott ‘Jake’ Lariat Pendant Necklace, $79.90 (After Sale, $120)[/tab][tab]_12849775

Nadri “Liberty’ Cubic Zirconia Long Pendant Necklace, $59.90 (After Sale, $100.00)[/tab][tab]_12557172

Lana Jewelry Upside Down Hoop Earrings, $249.90
(After Sale, $395)[/tab][tab]_12929334

Dana Rebecca Designs ‘Jemma Morgan Zig Zag’ Diamond Pendant Necklace, $293.90 (After Sale, $440.00)[/tab][tab]_12548606

Lana Jewelry ‘Long Vanity’ Strand Necklace, $549.90 (After Sale, $865)[/tab][tab]_12801110

Freida Rothman ‘Celestial Shield’ Pendant Necklace, $399.90 (After Sale, $695)[/tab][tab]_12631916

Skagen ‘Tanja’ Leather Strap Watch, 30mm, $99.90 (After Sale, $185)[/tab][tab]_12506928

Movado ‘Bold’ Crystal Accent Leather Strap Watch, 42mm, $349.90 (After Sale, $595)[/tab][tab]_12820753

kate spade new york ‘Monterrey’ Bracelet Watch, 38mm, $196.90 (After Sale, $295)[/tab][/tabs]



Best of Beauty

It was definitely hard to narrow down the top beauty deals, but these are what I consider the best of the best. The Nars cheek palettes are featured on this blog frequently, but for a good reason! Both Lani and I swear by Nars blush to brighten up your face. Charlotte Tilbury calls her eye/face palette the “5-minute face on the go.” I love how everything is laid out and labeled so you don’t have to think about it! My favorite scent Black Opium by YSL is available in a travel-size/full-size set. And Creme de la Mer is marked down from $1,445 to $1,080…

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NARS ‘Nordstrom’s Best’ Cheek Palette, $65 ($124 Value)[/tab][tab]_12805923

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Beauty Palette – The Dolce Vita Look’ 5-Minute Face On the Go, $75 ($147 Value)[/tab][tab]_12454955

Bobbi Brown ‘Bobbi on Trend – Sultry Bronze’ Eye Set, $65 ($149 Value)[/tab][tab]_12869730

MAC M·A·C ‘Look in a Box – Sassy Siren’ Face Kit, $39.50 ($71.50 Value)[/tab][tab]_12536178

Drybar ‘Beach in a Box’ Collection, $140 ($209 Value)[/tab][tab]_12371581

Fresh ‘Beauty Rituals’ Set, $57 ($86 Value)[/tab][tab]_12636647

Lacôme Mascara Set, $39.50 ($82 Value)[/tab][tab]_12473690

HOURGLASS Ambient Luminous Light Palette

La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, $1,080 ($1,445 Value)[/tab][tab]_10613650

Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist (3-Pack), $38 ($57 Value)[/tab][tab]_12517831

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Black Opium’ Eau de Parfum Set, $120 ($183 Value)[/tab][/tabs]



The RLS Wardrobe Essentials

The absolute best thing to stock up on during the anniversary sale? Cult-favorite basics that otherwise never go on sale. These picks are stylist secrets that our clients will recognize. The Eileen Fisher silk tee is a must for any suit-wearing woman looking for a wardrobe workhorse. We’ve been selling the Chantelle sports bra to our clients all summer as the antidote to the dreaded sports bra uniboob. Lani always recommends Sigvaris compression socks and tights for our clients pregnancy and post-pregnancy needs.  The Natori Feathers bra is not only a client favorite, but a personal favorite as well.

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Eileen Fisher Cap Sleeve Silk Tee, $78.90
(After Sale, $118)[/tab][tab]_12626264

Caslon Long Sleeve Slub Knit Tee, $17.90
(After Sale, $29)[/tab][tab]


Chantelle Intimates Underwire Sports Bra, $47.90 (After Sale, $72)[/tab][tab]_11021576

Zella Tab Back Socks (3-Pack), $15.90 (After Sale,$24)[/tab][tab]_12642625

INSIGNIA by SIGVARIS Knee High Trouser Socks, $19.90
(After Sale, $30)[/tab][tab]_12643519

INSIGNIA by SIGVARIS Sheer Stockings, $32.90
(After Sale, $50)[/tab][tab]_12738972

Donna Karan ‘Evolution’ Semi-Sheer Tights, $20.90
(After Sale, $28)[/tab][tab]_10390143

Zella ‘Live In’ Leggings, $33.90 (After Sale: $52)[/tab][tab]_12706065

Nordstrom Lingerie Two-Way Seamless Camisole (2 for $30), $18.90 (After Sale, $28)[/tab][tab]_12530731

Natori ‘Feathers’ Underwire Contour Bra, $44.90 (After Sale, $68)[/tab][/tabs]


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