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What to Buy: The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Everyone’s favorite sale is here! The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will begin early access for cardholders on July 6th and open to the public on July 15th. This sale is always popular because you are able to access fall styles at a discount before they hit stores. Plus, you can restock on basics.

We always preface this blog with a reminder that it is incredibly easy to get carried away! Splurge items are great, but set limits ahead of time! The best strategy is to start by going through your underwear drawer, coat closet, and off-season storage. Make a list of the items you need to replace. At the beginning of spring, while switching her closet over for the season, Kyle noticed that her black booties were starting to wear out. Therefore, she has her eye on the Marja booties from Vagabond Shoemakers this year.

And remember, the most in-demand items will sell out immediately. However, Nordstrom will restock throughout the sale. Add anything you love to your wish list on Nordstrom, and they’ll notify you if and when they do restock!

Happy shopping!


Wear Your Power to Work

We’ve compiled pieces for every workplace, whether you’re in the office, traveling, or WFH. The NYDJ ponte trousers in straight sizes and plus sizes are a tried-and-true favorite. They’ve been low-stock for a while now. Turns out they were just stockpiling for the sale! Phew! The super popular Spanx pants are also available in both petite, plus, and petite-plus. Also, how incredible is this Good American scuba blazer?

Casual and Cool

Don’t miss out on our favorite fall layers: the Caslon drape blazer and the Kut from the Kloth suede jacket. We’ve also been loving the French Connection popover shirts lately. If you want to match Kyle, the Pistola utility jumpsuit is part of the sale!


There are two standout pieces in the athleisure/workleisure category. The first is the Zella performance blazer hoodie, which is the perfect jacket for our new hybrid work/casual lifestyles. The other is the Zella pocket ankle pants with the super chic slit on the front of the cuff. We love when technical clothes become fashionable!


What style of shoe is on your wish list? Are you hoping for a comfortable loafer you can wear anywhere? Or have we finally convinced you to try Dansko clogs? A water-resistant bootie is always useful. These are the most gorgeous office shoes I’ve seen in a while!


From fanny packs to backpacks, there is something for everyone in the sale. If you have a fancy event coming up, this bag is like a work of art!


Are you looking for an investment piece you’ll wear everyday? Shop one of our favorite brands, Lana Jewelry, for hoops and delicate necklaces. Jenny Bird also makes high-quality costume jewelry for everyday, like this simple crescent bar necklace.

Restock Your Favorite Basics

The Natori Bliss bra and the Chantelle C Magnifique wireless bra are two of our clients’ (as well as our own) favorites. Don’t forget to restock on camisoles and no-show socks!

Beauty Finds

A few of these products are in Kyle’s everyday makeup routine, including the Hourglass palette and loose powder, and the Supergoop Glow Screen sunscreen. Personally, I can’t wait to pick up the Bobbi Brown Dual Ended Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Duo.

What are you planning to purchase from the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget, check back for restocks!

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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(2) Comments

  1. Lori C says:

    Well I wasn’t planning on shopping but now I want to buy everything… 🙂

    1. Lani says:

      Yeah, we are good for that! Sorry (not sorry) ;).

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