2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – My Top Picks

As you all know, I’m not much of a shopper. (Finn handles that in our household!) But every year, I do buy some staples from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s a good chance to stock up on high-quality items that I then wear on repeat throughout the year. Last year, I was a few months postpartum, and still figuring out my new size, so I mostly stuck to a few new pairs of shoes that I wore all year long, and some new blouses. (You can see my 2020 wish list here.)

Wrap top from the Nordstrom anniversary sale 2019
2019 Nordstrom Shopping

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

This year, I’m 7 months pregnant so it’s another interesting time to be shopping the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  But I still had to take a look at all of the goodies and see if anything was worth getting. And yep, I definitely got lured into this year’s sale. I don’t even have a Nordstrom card, but my mom does (thanks, Jan!) and she gets access to the sale starting tomorrow. So I’m planning to have her scoop up a few items for me. If you’re not a Nordstrom card owner, then the sale opens to everyone from July 28th until August 8th.

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

So here are my top picks from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary sale…

My New Favorite Bra

A few months ago, I was introduced to this bra and now I’m hooked. I pretty much wear it every single day. I have it in nude and black, but I’m definitely buying a few more during the sale. Trust me, this bra is gold!!

  • Normal Price = $44
  • Sale Price = $28.90

Shop This

Plush Faux Fur Slipper

I’m envisioning my fall with lots of time spent at home snuggling a newborn. My guess is I’ll mostly be wearing loungewear and these slippers seem like a good addition!

  • Normal Price = $29
  • Sale Price = $16.90

Shop This

Midnight Recovery Oil

Oh, how I love this stuff as part of my skincare routine. I put this on last and it smells amazing and feels so soft and luxurious on my skin. I’ve had my current bottle for YEARS, so I may have to scoop up another one.

  • Normal Price = $125
  • Sale Price = $83.50

Shop This

Open Front Cardigan

You can’t go wrong with a good cardigan and I have a feeling I’ll be reaching for one often when I’m postpartum. This comes in lots of colors and I like the long length (good for pairing with leggings!).

  • Normal Price = $79
  • Sale Price = $49.90

Shop This

Faux Suede Moto Jacket

I love a good moto jacket and I already own a verrry similar one that I got at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale a couple of years back. If you’re on the hunt for one, this jacket looks awesome! That drape front style is so flattering.

  • Normal Price = $89
  • Sale Price = $58.90

Shop This

Chuck Taylor Slip-Ons

I am really into these shoes. The faux leather look, the convenience of a slip-on, and the fact that they would go with just about everything…

  • Normal Price = $60
  • Sale Price = $39.90

Shop This

Waterproof Wedge Bootie

I’ve purchased the Sorel booties from the sale for the last two years and I am here to tell you it’s an awesome buy. These are my go-to shoes all winter long as they offer traction and you can easily wipe any salt off.

  • Normal Price = $200
  • Sale Price = $129.90

Shop This

Taupe Wedge Bootie

Here’s another waterproof bootie (can you tell I like wedges?) that are designed to withstand harsh weather. I’m a big fan of pairing boots with jeans all fall long.

  • Normal Price = $129.95
  • Sale Price = $79.90

Shop This

3-Pack Sunscreen

This is the sunscreen we use in the Finn household and it’s fantastic! Rory has such sensitive skin and it has stayed protected all summer thanks to this spray. Definitely stocking up on this.

  • Normal Price = $63
  • Sale Price = $42

Shop This

Grapefruit Reed Diffuser Set

I know it’s only July, but I always like to stock up on holiday gifts ahead of time. You really can’t go wrong with these pretty reed diffusers (and I adore the grapefruit scent!).

  • Normal Price = $100
  • Sale Price = $67

Shop This

Initial Pendant Necklace

I’m always a fan of delicate gold jewelry and extra credit if it can be personalized. This dainty pendant necklace can have your initial or even the initial of your children (why not double up?). I may have to go with an “F” just to cover the entire family.

  • Normal Price = $50
  • Sale Price = $29.90

Shop This

Leopard Print Crossbody Bag

I bought this same crossbody from Madewell (in a different color) years ago for our trip to Italy. It’s lightweight yet holds all of the essentials.

  • Normal Price = $108
  • Sale Price = $71.90

Shop This

Madewell Baseball Cap

I’m a big hat girl (especially during DIY projects) and I have a very similar gray cap that I always get compliments on. I think it can be tough to find a logo-less hat and this one from Madewell is perfection.

  • Normal Price = $29.50
  • Sale Price = $18.90

Shop This

Barefoot Dreams Blanket

I’ve talked about this blanket so many times here on the blog because it’s absolutely our favorite (we own two and I’ve given many as gifts!). I’m telling ya, it’s the softest blanket ever! Get one for yourself and then scoop up another to gift for the holidays.

  • Normal Price = $180
  • Sale Price = $119.90

Shop This

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

I wanted to get this last year, but it sold out too quickly in my size. This year, I’m determined to get one of these super-soft cardigans. I’m eyeing the dark gray or the cream.

  • Normal Price = $116
  • Sale Price = $69.90

Shop This

Hanky Panky Underwear

Every year, these make my list because this is really the only underwear I wear. I like the regular rise style and always stock up on a few new ones during the sale.

  • Normal Price = $22
  • Sale Price = $16.90

Shop This

Get Ready to Shop!

Madewell cardigan
Nordstrom Sale 2019

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is already open to some cardholders, but it will open to everyone on July 28th! Are there any particular items you’re looking to buy this year?


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.