Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul – Skincare and Fashion Picks

July 21, 2016

By request, I’ve rounded up my skincare and clothing haul picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Today is the last day for early access and the public sale starts tomorrow July 22nd. Although I did shop the sale early, many items sold out in stores near me so I ordered a few items online. My husband did not want to go in store (like most men I think) and since he knows his sizes, he gave me a list of things to order online for him. He tends to stick with classic staples.

First up are my picks. For clothes I had a lot on my list to check out but ended up getting only a few items including:

I tried on a few more items in store including the Trouve Drape Front Leather Jacket in Black and Brown Saddle. I found the XS fit perfectly across the shoulders and the arm length was good (rare for me with leather jackets, they’re always so long!). It’s definitely one of the more affordable jackets with super soft leather. It’s still on my wishlist but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I fell in love with the Whiskey color of the Marc New York by Andrew Marc Felix Stand Collar Leather Jacket but they didn’t have my size in store to try and the collar was on the large size for my preference. In terms of leather jackets, Vince makes my favorite ones but they are quite the splurge and since I don’t think I could keep anything suede nice for long I will save for a regular leather one.

A quick look at the Trouve Drape Front Leather Jackets in two colors and the Rag and Bone Split Back Tank (ordered once I got home).

Rest of what’s on my radar/wishlist:

For skincare I picked up the Foreo Luna Play which comes in one color at Nordstrom. I thought it was an Anniversary Sale Exclusive but appears that it’s not (you can also get it at Sephora and other retailers in different colors). It’s a mini sized device that has 100 uses and is non-rechargeable but at the price I think it’s worth it. I have yet to test it out, but it was too cute to pass up. I’ve shown it next to my Clarisonic Mia Fit (c/o) which I received a few weeks ago but is currently on sale at Nordstrom marked down on mega sale. The Pink Mia Fit is currently on backorder online but will still let you put it in your cart at the sale price. White Mia Fit and Blue Mia Fit are both still in stock online.

La Mer has a Gift With $350 Purchase so I bought the new Cleansing Micellar Water to try out along with the Revitalizing Collection set. I did not realize the Nordstrom set had the regular Creme de La Mer instead of the Moisturizing Soft Cream that I typically use. I haven’t used the set yet so I’m debating whether to give the regular cream a go or exchange it for my Moisturizing Soft Cream. If you have normal/combo skin let me know if you’ve tried the regular cream and what you thought.

I look forward to the Moroccan Oil offerings each year. Last year they had supersized shampoos and conditioners and I stocked up on a few. This year’s Moroccan Oil Hair Care Set has the dry oil, moisture shampoo and conditioner and moroccan oil. These are among my favorite shampoo and conditioner products out of all the ones I’ve tried. My husband likes the smell so much he decided to use it to wash our dogs and I almost died when I found out.

Husband’s fashion picks that have arrived so far include the Cole Haan Owen Sport Sneakers (which aren’t on sale but hubby wanted them) and the Ted Baker London Alex Slim Fit Bomber Jacket. He’s usually a Large (he’s 6’3″) and we found Size 5 worked best.

Other items we are waiting for in the mail, he stocked up on jeans from AG (he likes the Protege fit), Joe’s (classic fit) and 7 for All Mankind (Austyn fit). Image is interactive so you can click directly on the icons to shop them on Nordstrom.

For those curious about my skincare and fashion picks, I hope you enjoyed this roundup in a his and hers edition. If you have any input in the La Mer I’m all ears! It looks like there’s a new Moisturizing Soft Lotion that just launched at Nordstrom too. I’m torn between keeping or exchanging the set because it’s such a good deal, but I suspect the regular creme might just be too heavy for my skintype.

Did you haul any skincare or fashion goodies during early access or are you shopping the sale tomorrow? Let me know what you found!

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  • Micki July 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Great picks Sabrina. I bought mostly work out gear as I work from home. Zella is my absolute go to. I really wanted the Aquatalia Farin Bootie but I think the 4 I have from Aquatalia are enough (for now). I'm very fussy about shoes and they feel like slippers! Based on your recommendation, I ordered the Hourglass Nordstrom Palette as they are new to me colors. Got it today and I'm so happy.

  • Sinéad Saintelle July 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Lovely picks – such versatile classics, especially that tee! Also you can never have too much La Mer!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  • Porsha Troost July 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, I died laughing at the thought of your hubs washing the dogs with the Moroccan Oil shampoo 😀

  • Amanda Hollingsworth July 21, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Re. The Creme de la Mer……I use the soft cream as a day cream and the regular cream as a night cream of I'm having a La Mer period. The gel is no way hydrating enough for my dry areas… applies more like a lotion and is absorbed in seconds. I'm dry on my forehead & cheekbones and normal everywhere else. Can't wait to hear about the Micellar water as that's in my list for August / September. I often wonder why you don't use La Prairie? The Caviar cream is just lush, even the smell makes me feel good. Xx

  • Leah Rose July 22, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Great picks!

  • Quirky Busy Beauty July 22, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Sabrina, you're going to LOVE the Foreo Luna Play. Trust me on that- I've got skin that's too sensitive for even the Clarisonic Cashmere Head.

    I'm so jealous of all of the cute jackets they offered this year- they dropped the ball in terms of Encore's selection.

  • Emily Kristina July 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Stunning pics and amazing blog.. I would love to buy Moisturizing Soft Cream. Its very important to choose a good Moisturizer according to our skin type. Recently I am using Dermology anti aging all in one cream .It keeps my skin moisturized and wrinkle free.

  • Tatiana July 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Great picks. There are some things here I never saw in my local Nordstrom. I tried to order the Paige jeans, but got an email from Nordstrom that they were all sold old and unable to fulfill my order, sigh. I have normal/combo skin and I find the La Mer regular cream to be too much, especially in the summer here in NorCal. I have a pot I use as an eye cream (I tend to need extra moisture around my eyes) and for when my Rx retinol makes me super dry. Otherwise, I use it as a hand and cuticle moisturizer too. I bought the LaMer special during last summer's anniversary sale and I'm still working my way through it. Since you have time with Nordstrom to do returns, I would ask for a sample pot and try that out. Then you will know whether to keep or return the full size.

  • bisbee July 22, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I think you'll love the Foreo Luna Play – I have the rechargeable version of the same size…I got it to use instead of another Clarisonic, and I'm very pleased. It seems more sanitary…being all one piece.

  • Art Eleanore July 23, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I was fine with the regular cream when I was oily and acne prone, Sabrina. During the summer, I sheered it down with a pump of foundation. If i had it now, I would sheer it down with a gel cleanser or serum.

  • Art Eleanore July 23, 2016 at 6:58 am

    ***gel moisterizer not cleanser lol

  • Art Eleanore July 23, 2016 at 6:59 am

    PS I AM obsessed with the trouve jacket and it looks too amazing on you for you to pass it up!

  • Jessica July 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    That Trouve jacket looks so good on you! Love it.

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